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THE ROOK ISLAND ARGUB, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3, 18E0.
THE AUG US.
Publiihed Dally and Wek)y at tm Second Ats
aaa. Rock Inland. 111.
J. W. Potter,
Tn-Dall. 60c per month i Weekly, 18.00
AHmsnleattonsof a critical or arpirasiit.
We ehiter. political or rellsiout must bare
real nait"aclvS for publication No inch artl-
tlcWNl Will oe prui. -""-77
Anonrmona communication-not noticed.
Ow!p-ndence aollcltod from erery township
In Hock liland eonnty.
WkonESDat DKCKMBER 8 1HW
nr ,h dM tod rlnt It?
Now what a relief it would he it the
Hon. W. F. Crawford should forward Ml
resignation to Springfield. Even the Da
kota sufferers would clap their bands
Tn Washington Pott says that Major
McKlnlcj stands like a stone wall for
his' tariff measure. Like a wooden bead
would have been a better slmile.obserres
the Burlincton Gazette
Thr N!W York ur advises the repub
lican conRrcsamcn in Washington this
wrrk to tarn to and have ghost dance.
There will be ghouls enough anion-; them
to make a verv irnooine eaihering.
The f'-ar is enieriained by the Mcon
(U) Tdtywph that, now that Indi.na
baa elected twelve democratic consrress
men out of a total of thirteen, the "solid
south" will be accused of having crossed
the Ohio river.
As a factor In republican local politics
Postal Clerk Cnmprell appears to be
beautifully growing less. Ilia two great
est achievements were in securing the
nomination of an ineligible candidate for
the leglvlature, and keeping Cable's ma
jority in lie Fifth ward down to 123.
I iTRKB areelcvt n canamatei ior speaker
of the nest houre already in the field, as
follows: Springer, of Illinois; McMillin,
tf Tennessee; Dockery, of Missouri;
Mills, of Texas; Outhwaile. of Oblo;
Lock wood, of New Tork; Hatch, of Mis
souri; Crisp, of Georgia; Breckinridge,
of Kentucky; Wilson, of West Virginia;
Mutchler, of Pennsjlvania.
t'eearniulaf ( tent.
The following congratulatory hater was
mailed in this city Tuesday, to W. II
Gest, an obscure Rock Island l-wter
whose name was printed on the republic
Can ticket aa an allegtd congreisional
Wm. H. Beat, E-q., Rork I-lanO, III.
My Dear (?) Uncle: you ever get
leftl Ha, ba, ha! Have been wanting to
write you a Jetter of f oiiratulaliotis ever
since election, but was too tickled.
Serves you Just right, for you would not
have bad so Hading a defeat bad you
put people into pootoOlcea wbou the
public wanted. But. as you told an ex
rep. representative, a friend of mine, you
bad "no political axea to grind,' and
"never expected to run for oftlce asain."
I guess you will gel over it. And say, if
you can't get oxer it. just stay on this side
oi your nriiiiant victory.
Oh. Billy, do you know Esq. Bill
Thompson, of Littleton, Schuyler county,
the only republic n ever elected sheriff
of Sabuyler county, who says he never
cratcned a republican ticket before, hut
tbla time bad to vote for a liar or a dem.
oernt, and who said white it was awful
bitter medicine, yet he would take the
dose and vote for the democrat. Put
that In yonr pipe and smoke it.
Yours triumphantly and uncomurom
islngly. A Republican.
Thin- Told Afcmt Artificial Incubators.
A writer in Ohio Fanner makes the
statement that "artificial incubation has
made such an advance in the last ten
years that when protit is desired it is the
only proper method. The proper breeds
are important. For a broiler we want a
quick growing fowl, plump and inicy.
The eggs must lie fertile, especially in
cold weather. The bout are those with
8panish blood.' The Leghorn crossed on
me v yanuoiie, I'lytuotun KocK or
Brahma produces good results, but we
find if small breeds are crossed, which
are naturally active, tlio broilurs will
do just aa well. A Ham burg-Leghorn
CTOSS Will produce i;rgH which will batch
well and produce plump carcasses, weich-
ing two to three ponml to the pair at ten
to twelve weeks.
In Country Gentleman txrnrs the fol
lowing from a New Il.imiwhiro corre
spondent: "lam opiosed to the use of
incubators, but am not bigoted on the
ubject It is simiilv business with me.
If my experience; ami observation taught
me that I could do better with iiicu
baton I would buy several at once; but
the more 1 see them in use, and the
chickens they produce, the less 1 think
of them. For ducks' egs they may do,
lor the reason Unit a duck a egg is al
most sure to hatch under almost any
A correspondent in American Cnlti
vator eaya concerning chicks artificially
natcnea: " 1 nere is a difference between
these and natural chicks. As a rule the
plumage and fancy points of the fowls
are the same, but the incubator hatched
chickens are not as strong built and
stalwart as thoMj raised by the mother."
The Cur of Meadow.
A Rural Have Yorker correspondent
writes: On all thin parts of the meadow
a jroixl coating of barn yard manure will
help to insure a good crop neit season.
I believe tluit manure pays fully as well
aa a top dressing for meadows as it does
Tor wheat or rye. Tho farmer is very
foolish who allows a single load of
iu ruiuuiu iu ins yaru wnen ne
can apply it on his grass land and re
ceive bis jwy the next season in good
merchantable hav. Even PonraM straw
will help wondorfully to protect the
rwui oi tne grass a nnng the Winter, if
scattered evenly. This litter not only
protects during the winter but acts as a
mulch during dry spells in the spring.
Such treatment of the meadows needs
only to be practiced to be duly appre
ciated. Autuma la the Apiary
The following directions for fall work
among th? bees, given by yuinby, are
worthy of observation:
Prepare the bees for winter and see
that all stocks are in condition to rear
young bees for winter.
Supply all deficiencies in queens.
Secure the fall yield of honey in combs
for future rise or have new combs built
for guides in boxes.
Prepare honey for niarkat. The de
velopment of a home trade should be
borne in mind at all times. A good local
market is an important item with all
producers. Reserve a sufficient amount
of honey when shipping to meet such de
mands. Place bees in winter quarters early.
Potatoes Worthy of Trial.
Of ninety three varieties of potatoes
tested at the Indiana Esperimont station
the following varieties seem to be espe
cially worthy of recommendation and
further trial: Beanty of Hhoba, Breese,
Dictator, Dakota Red, Early Sunrise,
Early Kin. Oold Flake, Oreat Eastern,
Oarfleld, New jaeen, Rose's New Giant,
-Rural New Yorker No. 3, Summit
An exchange aaya: "Try a sun-bath
for rhmim&tlum Km ,.., .,. ,
to bat bottle of B.Wat.on Oil, tf
MtAnlfl f nrait
Alliance National Convention at
Ocala, Florida. , '
A. SIf FOLinOAL FORCE AT HAND
fo Cot a Flg-nre In tha Elections of 1899
Address of the National President and
His Formulation of Demands The Sob
Treasury Scheme Still Dear to tha
Graager Heart A Move to Absorb tha
Negro Vote Into the Democracy. '
OtAtA, Fla., Deo. 8. The National
Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union
met at noon yesterday. There was almost
a full attendance. The proceedings were
opened by the reading of President Polk's
annual address. The address congratu
lates the Alliance on its achievements
since the last meeting and then review
the causes of agricultural depression. The
president declares that this depression is
an anomaly to the student of industrial
progress. 'Retroscresxion in American ag
riculture," he said, "means national de
cay, and powerful and promising as is this
giant republic, yet its power and glory
touch not the degradation of the Ameri
can farmer." The alarm incident to cen
tralization of the money power and up
building of monopolies was then pointed
out and both political parties were con
demned for forcing and encouraging this
Looking- After legislation.
The president urged that additional or
tanizers V sent at once in Oregon, Wash
ington, Ohio, New York, New Jersey,
Arizona, and other states. Among his
recommendations was one that an organi
zation be formed to be known as the "na
tional legislature," composed of the nation
al president and the presidents of all state
Alliances, their duties being to look after
legislative reform demanded by the Alli
ances both in state legislation and con
gress. He deprecated sectionalism and
closed with an eloquent appeal for nation
Powers of the New Organization.
In his recommendation upon the pro
posed nstional letrislntive council Presi
dent Polk said: "I would respectfully
sugt-est that a legislative council, be
composed of your national president, who
shall be ex officio chairman, and the pres.
ideuts of all the state Alliances represent
ed in the supreme council, and that tins
body be empowered and author
ized to appoint such legislative commit
tees as in its judgment may be wise, and
that it be required to transmit to each of
the states, in printed form, through the na
tional secretary, for distribution to the
reform press, lecturers and membership of
the order, all measures or bills, together
with arguments in their favor, that they
may decide should be enacted into laws."
Kerres Notice on Congress.
In relation to the political action of the
Alliance. President Polk said that while
the order is political, tt cannot be partisan
or sectional in its action. In support of
this declaration, the president pointed to
the record of the Alliance in tbe recent
popular election 'and particularly to the
noble and patriotic bearing of the brother
hood in Kansas and South Carolina. In
regard to the record of the Alliance during
the past year, and especially with reference
to the legislation demanded by it, Polk de
clared that congress had persistently ig
nored ali of their propositions, notably in
the case of the measure known as the sub
treasury bill. 'Congress," he said, "must
come nearer to the people, or they will get
nearer to congress."
Future Policy and Demands.
In outlining the future policy of the Al
liance he said that it will demand the res
toration of silver to ail the rights and
qualities of lesal tender which gold pos
sesses; the issuance of government cur
rency direct to the people; equalization of
taxes; prohibition of alien ownership of
land; owuership and control of transpor
tation lines by the government; limit of
public revenues to the economic adminis
tration of the government: graduated tax
ation of incomes and the election of
United States senators by a direct vote of
Predicts Victory In 18-j.
President Fouls, of the South Dakota
Alliance, also delivered an address, in
which he predicted victory for the Al
liance at the ballot box in 1&& This sen
timent was cheered to the echo by the
delegates. All the speakers predicted the
general prevalence within a short time of
the ideas embodied in the Alliance plat
form adopted at St. Louis.
Bridging the Bloody Chasm.
When the regular speeches were con
cluded the convention resolved itself into
a sort of "love feast," during which C. A.
Power, a Union soldier from Indiana.
moved that all ex soldiers in the hall who
indorsed the sentiments expressed in the
speeches with reference to tt burial of
sectionalism rise up to be counted. Be
tween forty aud fifty men stood un amid
the wildest enthusiasm. Somebody sug-
gesiea mat inree cneers be given for the
ex-Confederates in the Alliance, and they
were given with a will. Then the Confed
erates present took their innings, and
cheered the ex-Union soldiers to the echo.
The cheers ended with a wild, old-fash
ioned "rebel yell." The convention then
adjourned for the day.
The Question of a New Party.
Mr. Tillman, of Teunessee, the statistic
ian of the Alliance, said last night that the
question of forming a new political party,
which would put a presidential ticket in
the field in 1892, would probably come up
for discussion at this meeting, but he pre
dicts thnt the question will be disposed of
oy reierrmg it to tbe different state Alli
ances for individual action. The first bus
iness session of the Alliance was held last
night. The session was secret, as will be
all those that follow. Eighty eight dele
gates were present. . In addition to the
delegates there are ten or twelve oersona
entitled to vote, which brings the numer
ical strength of the body up to 100.
A Move on the Negro Vote.
The annual meeting of the national
Colored Farmers' Alliance began here to
day. The organization embraces twenty
two states and has a membership of up
wards of 1,000,000. Fifty delegutes ara
present. The chief purpose of the organi
sation is political division of th negroes,
which contemplates the .ib-iorptiou of
much of their voting strength by ;he Dem
ocrats. DROWNED IN A FLORIDA LAKE.
Fonr Persons, One of Them a Woman,
Lose Their Lives.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 8. By the
capsizing of a sail boat on Lake Tohnpe
kaliga, near Kissime, on Saturday, four
persons were drowned. They were: Mrs. E.
E. Turner. George Herbert.Frank I. Greene
and Mr. Case, all of New Haven, Conn.
The party clung to the capsized boat for
some time, when Greene aud Case at
tempted to swim ashore, but have
not been beard from since. Mr.
Hines. one of the party, supported
Mrs. Turner until she was drowned by the
Waves wrshing over the boat. He then re
moved his clothing and swam ashore,
which he reached in an exhausted condi
tion. He reached Kissime Sunday and a
steamer was sent out to search for the bod
ies. The wife Hrwl liuhs nf tr ttrwn
the father, mother, and sister of Mr. Case
are at tujaitue.
Oreat Meeting of. Salvationists.
Chicago, Dec. 8. Chicago is filled with
members of the Salvation army from
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Michi
gan, Kansas. Wisconsin, Missouri and
Montana, who are here to attend ' the
western interstate congress which will be
held here for four days, commencing last
eveuing. Among those present are Com
missioner Booth and wife. A torchlight
procession was the feature last evening.
Appeal forth tiistil to Boycott.
t-ACRAMESTO. Cel.. Dec. 8 ThemniW-
of theSacramentoTypograpbical uuionand
the Council of Federated Trades, who were
Interested in the boycott of The Evening
Kee. huve aiinHll f-nm tha tu.:-i..n
Judge Armstrong, which declared the boy-
. . , . . . .
-!.- uieK-.i, snu issued a restraining order
agaiust the boycotters. - -
An Old Mlehlcamter Dead.
Coi-UWATBR, Mich., Dec. & philo Pore
tcr died, after a short illness, aged TT, at
his residence in this city yesterday morn-
ing. Ke came to thls-country with an ox
tam in ltUii, was elected supervisor aever
al limes, aud was the last Democratic sher
Iff this county ever bad, that being tbuty-
A VOTE AGAINST PARNELL.
Bea ten on On Point, Bnt Still Banning
- the Meeting.
LONDON, Dec 8. The meeting of Na-
tioxallsts yesterday Was a repetition of
those that preceded it. Recrimination was
the order and Parnell, from the chair, took
ahtndin it all. He tried to get an ad
journment so that the members could at
tend parliament itid fight the land pur
chase bill, but was defeated and the
talk went on until 11 p. m.
At this time a vote was taken
on Nolan's motion to adjourn the meet
ing to Dublin, and it was rejected 29 to
44. Parnell ex Dressed himself as mora
than satLsnY-d with the vote. He retains
the chair aud runs things to snit himself.
permitting no obstruction, and refusing
to recognize any one he pleases, a fact that
a morning paper commends to tbe speaker
of the commons.
Rearing from the Constituents.
The most significant occurrence of tbe
day was the meeting of the National
league at Dublin. The proceedings were
stormy, but the result was the adoption of
a resolution calling on the people of Ire
land to come to the support of Parnell.
The vote was unanimous. This bod? has
charge of all the League machinery, and is
a powerful element in the tight.
. Besides the above the League branches
at Ballyanders have telegraphed Finlticane
that he must choose between the alterna
tive of resigning his seat in parliament or
supporting Parnell. The hoard of
guardians at Abbeyleix, Queens county,
have decided to stand by Parnell, and at
Rathcomack and Charlevills, Cork
county, the league branches have passed
resolutions endorsing tho position as
sumed by Parnell.
Some Ontalde Opinion.
The anti-Parnellites arealsostaggeredby
the fact that the more experienced leaders
on both sides of the house seem to have no
confidence in their success. Harcourt
on the one hand, and Balfour on the
other, have both privately expressed the
opinion that Piirnell will ultimately tri
umph; that he will carry the people with
him, and efface all serious opposition in
An I'rgent Call for Harrington.
Chicago, Dec. 3. Harrington yesterday
morning received a cablegram from John
Redmond and Mr. O'Kelly reading as fol
lows: "If you want to save Parnell and the
Irish parliamentary party come here at
once," Mr. Harrington is in a state of
doubt as to what he ought to do. He said
to a reporter: "I have not yet decided what
I shall do. I will not return home at once,
I will remain with my colleagues here to
see if we cannot go ahead and finish the
great work we have in hand. I shall not
decide to-day what course I shall take."
I-ate last niuht the Irish delegates de
cided to continue their collection of funds,
and in pursuance of this policy three of
them will start anew on the tour, O'Con
nor going to Duluth and Gill aud Sullivan
to St. Louis. O'Brien and Dilh.n will re
main here for a few days to watch devel
opments. Harrington, the only friend of
Parnell, is undecided.
Indorsement from Amerffa.
A telegram from Lincoln, Neb., says
that the local branch of the Irish League
have adopted - resolutions declaring in
favor of Parnell, and cabled him to that
Healy M ill Be the Head.
Losnox, Dec. 3. Kilbride, one of the
Irish members of parliament, believes
Healy is the coming leader of the Irish
party, whoever may be nominally at tbe
front. "With Parnell out of trie way,"
said Kilbride, fMonday; 'wherever Healy
is will be the head "of the table." The
credit of engineering the revolt against
Parnell is given to Healy, and without
his vigor of assertion it is questionable
whether any oue could have found bold
enough to challenge the leader.
Pol'tlcs Makes Strange Bedfellows.
Losdos, Dec. 8. It was a matter of
comment Monday that while the Conser
vative M.P.'s treated Parnell with the us
ual courtesy, the Liberals pretended not to
(ladstone Will iio Home.
Londos, Dec. S. Gladstone retires to
Hawarden on the 16th and will remain at
home until parliament re-open, in the
third week of Januarv.
HEAVY FAILURE IN WISCONSIN.
Bank of Commerce, TV eat Saperior, Closes
West Slpebior, Wis., Dec 8. The
Bank of Commerce, one of the oldest
banks in the city, closed its doors yester
day morning and announced its inability
to meet present obligations. Stringency
of the money market was assigned as the
cause of the suspension, but the actual
cause was Hie failure of Bell & Eyster's
bans, oi imiutti, a week ago.
The Bank of Commerce had a capital of
itJo.M!,was a heavy Uepositorv.and carried
over STUU.OUO a week ago, but depositors
have been steadily checking ont for several
days, and yesterday the total liabilities of
the bank, were fcVJO.OUO, the assets being
The Salvation army began a convention
in Chicago l uesdiiy.
Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox died at Wash
ington City Tuesday.
A cold wave is rolling over tho Hudson
alley in New York, and ice is six inches
thick on the ponds.
Advices from Berlin state that another
member will be added to the household of
Emperor William shortly.
The Milwaukee Ministers' association
has put itself on record as believing in the
existence or a personal Devil.
Nine thousand coal miners are on
strike in the Birmingham (Ala.) coal dis
trict, liiey want higher wages.
Seventy Syrians arrived at New York
Sunday, preparatory to making an exhibit
Of Syrian craft at the World's fair.
The Comstock & Wing Nickel works in
Chicago confessed judgment Tuesday for
125,077.91 in favor of Harvey B. Hurd.
John L, Sullivan subscribed $500 to the
benefit recently given to the veteran pugi
list (now broken in health), Joe Coburu.
Admiral Porter has been ill for several
mouths aud his condition, owing to his
age, is precarious. His ailment is fatty de
generation of the heart.
The Keystone bank, of Philadelphia,
safely weathered a run that began Mon
day morning and was kept up until S p.
m. Tuesday. Every demand was promptly
met. -. ,
The following national banks have been
authorized to begin business: Dominion
National bank of Bristol, Vs., capital,
tlOO.OOO; Gulf City National bank of Tam
pa, Fla., capital, 650,000.
Mrs. Ruth Ciulmera, of Northport, L. I
wealthy and 71 ysars old, has just shocked
society by marrying her man-of -all work,
Charles Sammis, 84 years old. It was a
genuine love match, too.
Arbuckle, the parched coffee man, of
New York, must pay Miss Clara Campbell
the tsS.OOO damages he wrought on her
heart by agreeing to marry her, and then
rneing his bargain. The court of appeals
has said it. .This is the famous -'Baby
-' The women of New York city met at
Cooper L'niou Tuesday night to protest
against tbe execution by the Russian gov
ernment of Sophie Gimsberg. She ia only
21, has had no public trial, and was sen
tenced to be hanged because n list of al
leged Nihilists was found in her hand
The Proposed Copyright Mill. '
Washington City, Dec. 3. The copy
right bill now before the house provides
that foreigners may take American copy,
right on the same basis as American citi
zens in three caes: First, when -ho Da
tion of the foreigner permits eopyril.t to
Amerii-au citizens un Hnbt.-inr'i.-lli- t!.
same basis its owu iti eu" : second.
when the nation of tbe f,
American fit.iziia f,.,it.,.ia-l,t n-;..fiu
similar to those provided in "this bi,l; third,
woen me nation or the torelKber is a party
to au international an-eineut jro id ng
for reehirorit v In nihi'ri.fKt l.v-M.o
of which agreement the I'nited States can
' y i. no lurHunk x ue
typography or all copyrighted works must
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Election at New Hav an. Conn.
New Haves, Conn,. Dec 3. The elec
tion hero yesterday was v. ry close. Joseph
B. Sargent, Democrat, was elected mayor
by 18T rotes. The Democratic town ticket
was elected. Tbe Republicans also lose in
tbe matter of councilinen and aldermen,
bat not enough to prevent thir b&vinit t m
Thieves Do Their Work in Broad
CEOAGO THE SCENE OF THE DIED,
And the Allerton parkins Company the
Victim The Bold rlaarala M a Ik Into
the OIKce, Fasten in Dnor. Hold I'p
" the Calif-r. (iatlier in About i.OOO,
aad iet Safely un A 'cll-I'Uaned
aud Wl!-r:xrrul1-d llwe f Villainy.
CHIi'A..'. Dec. .1 A daylight robbery,
which tor cool daring has few parallels,
was ii:iiT;iitted by thr.e marked men io
the stKl; yards oll'ue of theS. W. Ailerton
Paikiug eotupauy. between 3 and 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The trio marched
into the oflice with drawn revolver, emp
tied the contents of half a score of paper
boxes filled with envelopes containing the
wages ot the employes iuro bags, pried
open tbe interior compartment of tbe big
safe, and after appropriating everything of
value it contained, la-at a hasty retreat
and made their escape. They were off be
fore a hand could I lifted against them,
aud though the police were hot on their
trail within Ave minutes after their des
perate exploit, they are still at largs
Not a Very Bis Haul.
The Ailerton company lost just ti.4O0 by
the raid, while J. W. Osier, the young
cashier of the packing house, lo3t S130 in
money aud valuables worth about flOiX
That the robbery was carefully planned
by men who were fully acquainted with
the methods of the packing company tha
successful execution of the crime proves.
The company pays its employes every
Tuesday, and it has been tbe custom of
Treasurer John D. Robertson to prepare
the pay envelopes down town and then
send them to the packing house iu charge
of hia 17-year-old son, Gordon Hobertsou.
The Thieves Were on the Trail.
Yesterday Mr. Robertson had an ap
pointment with President Green, of the
Hercules Iron works, to visit the packing
house ,and instead of sending his son with
the money he carried it to the stock yards
himself. With Mr. Green he boarded one
of Swift oiCo.'a 'busses at the railway
station, and they rode together to Parkers
avenue, a broad thoroughfare that leads
directly to the Ailerton house Mr. Rob
ertson noticed a number of strange faces
in the 'bus, and also noticed thnt one or
two of the other passengers were eyeing
the sachel containing the pay envelopes,
which he carried in his hand but be gave
the matter no thought at t net hue
Chose Their Time Well.
He delivered the money to J. N. Osier,
the cashier.and he proceeded to put it in pa
per boxes in proper onler. It has always
been the custom for somebody to stay in
the ofllce with the cashier on pay day, but
for once probably the first time in twenty
years be was left alone with the money.
While Osier wasdebating with himself as
to the advisability of sending for a man
tbe three robbers stalked into the office.
Each one wore a black mask, from
the borders of which loug artirii-ial whis
kers dangled. The leader placed the mux
tie of a six-shooter against Osier"s head,
and warned him to keep quiet. The sec
ond man thriibt a revolver againt a win
dow and compelled a teamster in the em
ploy of the Fowlers, whose Ia-e was glued
against the glass, to remain where lie
No Time for Hesitation.
The third coolly placed a thick hickory
club, each end of which was armed with
a sharp iron head. against the door in such
maimer as to prevent anybody from the
outside entering tbe office. Then he
sprang behind the desk, opened the yawn
ing mouth of a bag and hastily
dumped tbe contents of the paper
boxes into it. When all tlie boxes were
smpt ied. Osier's guard ordered him to open
tbe door of the safe. The young man hesi
tated a moment, but the threatening click
of the revolvtr at his head drove away his
icruples. He opened the main door, and
me of the robbers did the rest by prying
ont the inner compartment with a jimmy.
Ksrape of the Robbers.
In it they found 8UM in cash belonging
to tJsier, ") belonging to employes, and
about flOU worth of valuables also Osier's
property. Dumping it all into the bag
'.hey opened the door, npraug out into the
street and started on a dead run for a
suggy a few rods away. There were
twenty teamsters and roustabouts
in the streets, but as the robbers kept
their revolvers moving from side to side,
nobody tried to intercept their flight.
Climbing into tbe buggy, they lashed the
horse into a gallop and started sontb on
Packers avenue at a dead run. That was
l he last seen of them.
KE I SNORED THE CHOIR.
'A Method it t Clrrcyman Snubs the People
at the Organ.
New York, Dec. 8 A special from
Poughkeepiiie, N. Y., to The Herald says:
"he congregation of Hedding Methodist
1 Episcopal church of this city . has been
thrown into confusion by the resignation
f the entire choir, composed of thirteen
ladies and gentlemen. They charged the
jastor with insulting and humiliating
them. On Sunday the pastor asked tbe
congregation to start a hymn which the
choir wis ready to sing. Then when one
t f tbe lady members of the choir came in
late and a male' member whispered to her
nd ottered ber a seat the pastor turned
around and told all tbe members they
v-ere a part of the service and if they
cmld not stop whispering their assistance
v-ould be dispensed with.
It's Only a Family Matter.
"The whole congregation noticed the
s Igbt," said one of the choir. "After the
meeting one of our lady singers asked the
pistor if it would not have been lietter for
him to have quietly spoken to them of the
n latter, and he replied: 'You're troubled
with a big mouth.' or words to that ef-
ftct." Kev. Mr. Schryver declined to
n Rice any statement except to say:
"ITie choir was never hired. It was only
a:i appendage. It is a family matter, and
the uewspaers publishing it will make a
n: istake," The members of the choir say
tbey will never return unless Mr. Schry-
DIED OF AN ILLUSION.
A Wounded Man Thinks lie Is Bleedins;
to Ieath and Expires.
Hartfobo, Coun., Dec. 3. C. W. Dun
hi.m, a prominent Kensington man, died
Minday from tbe effects of an accident
w lich happened to him while working at
bis occupation as a butcher. Mr. Dunham
wns dressing a hog, and as he was draw
in the body toward him a kuife which lay
ui noticed upon the bench was thrust
in o his groin. cutting au art
er Dr. Gillin. of Berlin, was sent
to", and when he arrived it was found that
su -gical aid was necessary, and Drs. Lv-
mnn and Cumings, of New Britain, were
u nnioued. Tbe How of blood was checked,
th j wound was dressed, and the patient
left in a comfortable condition.
The Shock Was Fatal. .
During the night Mr. Dunham awoke,
an 1 thinking he was bleeding again sent
for Dr. -Gillin, but when the doctor ar
rlvad Mr. Dunham had passed away. This
led the doctor to believe that another ar
tery had been cut, so an examination was
be' d yesterday afternoon, and as
no trace of arterial blood was
foi nd upon the bandage, it was
certain that the man had not bled to
del th, and tbe only theory given is that,
as i he patient was very weak from lues al
bio 1, the sudden thought that he was
bleeding to death caused a shuck which
to; iped the pulsations of the heart, or, in
otbir words, the man was frightened to
death. - - - . - -
Three Men luetaatly Killed.
V est NewtoS, Pa., Dec. 8. Edward
Taj Ior and Louis RRhoades were instantly
id ct Satcrville. on the Baltimore and
Ohi railroad, at 1 o'clock veaterday morn
ing and Stough Booth, father-in law of
Rht ades, was perhaps fatally injured by the
We Newton coal train. Tbe men were
mis srs, and were returning home from ba
ton (lie when tbe freight train ran them
do a. , .
f Sncet Kjuaanineal by Doctors.
N rw YOKE, Dec A Sued, the faster,
was examined by doctors last evening, to
dia( sver whether his mind was a'scted.
Its) as found that bswaaf vv i- -'n-lirh
as, and that tha caans - i .-
t, i- " f" I
w. 4 . . ,
NO LACK OF FOOD.
Sioux Indians Well Fed by Un
80 EAT8 A CEBSUS EKTltX&ATOE.
His Account of tha Way They Gorf
Themselves on Government Bef Free
Lunch ftei far All Visitors, and Improvi
dence the Rule Vaulting Ambition si
the Old Harks and "Fore Cussedae
Causes of the Trouble.
WAsHIViiToS ClTT, Dee 8 Acting Cora.
missiuner Belt yesterday received I he fol
lowing letter from Special Agent Lea,
appointed to take the census of the Sioux
Indians. It is dattd "line Ride Agency.
8. !., Nov. U8:." "As there are many "to
riea afloat.and being transmitted to the in
terior department from this agency In re
gard to tbe present trouble, assigning aa
a cause tho suffering of tbe Indiaus for
want of food, I thought the department
W mid not consider it presumptuous upon
my part to volunteer a brief statement of
the facts ns I have found them to exist In
regard to their antnistence. In the first
place, the department is fully aware of the
nature of my work, which takes ma Into
each house and habitation occupied by the
Indiana, thus giving me a splendid oppor
tunity to make observations, and, I as
sure yon, I have not been slow to do so, es
pecially as to how the Indians live, and
what they live upon.
No Nulreriut for Lack of Food.
"I say now, that I have to see the first
family upon Pino Ridge reservation that
showed the lcflit sign of suffering from
want of food. In order to ascertain what
they subsist upon, and what they rely
upon for subsistence, I asked the ques
tions: 'What means of supjiort have you
besides your rations!" If the answer should
be, noue,' I thenask: 'Are the rations
you draw from tiiegovernmeut sufficient
for your subsistencer' and I have never
had a family to complain and say, 'no.'
And not in the first single instance has an
Indian, who Is reliable and intelligent,
complained to me of suffering among
their people. It has only lieen a few
weeks since one mixed-blood woman, hav
ing six in her family, told me that they
had all the provisions that they could use,
and that if the people generally would
take care of their rations in a careful
manner, as she did, tbey would really
have more than they could use.
Mr. Lo Is a Croat Glutton.
"Now, as to th;ir habit of cooking and
eating; when tliey get up in the morning a
pot is put over the fire and filled with
meat. As soon is it is cooked enough to
eat, all who are present begin eating and
never stop until so full they ran eat no
longer. When the meat is cleaned out of
the pot it is refilled, and as often as they
feel like it they eat. Every neighbor or
friend who calls in has a large dish of meat
set before him or her, which is invariably
eaten. The cofTee pot rarely gets cold.
With their meat they invariably have
bread of some kind. Those who ara moat
gluttonous in their natures eat up their
rations often a day or two liefore the issue
day, but they never go hungry. They
know who the more provident are, and
live off thm until rations day.
Ambition of the Old Racks.
"Now, when I know these facta so well,
I assert that in my judgment hunger has
nothing to do with tbe present trouble
upon Pine Ridge reservation. It looks to
me, viewing the question in an impartial
light, that the whole trouble has been
brought on by the old hucka, who begin to
become restless, partly from idleness,
partly from a desire to regain their in
fluence over the people, and partly from
undue influence of designing whiten, but
largely from inexplicable canses (paren
thetically, I might add. pure cuaaednensl.
The main leadurs in the present trouble
are men who have been recognized as "big
chiefs" in days gone by, bat are not so
recognized now. Yet they think they see
In this movement an opportunity to rvgaio
their lost titles."
THE INDIANS IN THE BAD LANDS.
Troops Oct ting Ready to Take the Field
V Starving Campaign.
Pine Ridce Aoesct, S. D., Dec 1
Couriers report that the Rosebud Indians
are intrenched in the Bad Lands and are
prepared for a fight with the soldiers. It
is not likely, however, that the troops will
take the field for several day. The
Hotchkiss gun and ammunition were yes
terday mounted on mules for transporta
tion to the scene of the prospective battle.
More troops are hurrying to South Da
kota from southern posts. It La more than
probable that the troops will simply sur
round the Indians and starve them into
subjection. TrooW have been ordered to
different points of the seat of war from
Iavrnworth, Fort Logan (Denver), and
r on liliss (4 faao, Texi.
Opinion at the War Department,
Washington City. Dec. a Tb nr a.
partment received several dispatches yes-
teraay ana iat last uignt about tbe Indian
situation. These advices are to the effect
that a number of Indiana from the Chey
enne river agency have started for the Pine
Kidge agency Some SOU Indians have left
the Rosebud agency and started for the
i3ad Uinds. 'the situation as a whole is
not quite so favorable as it was last week,
lint nn the rnntmir thwu !,- 1
J 1 KJCT-U
massed at the roost dangerous points and
are in suniciens numbers to suppress any
outbreak that may occur.
The Weather Against the Indiana.
. Pierre. S D.. Dec. & Letters were m.
ceived yesterday from Capt. A. B. Mo-
bowan, of root Sully, and Lieut. D. A.
McCarthy, of Fort Bennett, stating that
the Indian frontier so far as their author
itv extends is nerfectlv aafs Ts A
weather and itnow have driven tbe Indians
In from tbe ghost dance. They ad viae all
settlers U tirtamre imnd rirla mnj
of ammunition this winter because tbe
danger or an outbreak; In the spring
. PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
The Senate Goes to Work on the "Force"
Bill House Transactions.
WAsrrrsoTo.s Cnr. Dec. 8 Little busi
ness was done in either house of congress
yesterday, but the senate's action was im
portant. By a strict party vote the fed
eral elections bill was taken up and read,
unfinished business being- laid aside so aa
to complete the reading.- A few minor
measures were passed and a resolution
adopted asking tbe war office what steps
have been taken toward disarming the In
dians. The house took up the copyright bill, de
feated all dilatory motions and ordered tbe
previous question on the bill. Wheeler of
Alabama managed to get in a speech
against the McKinley bill while discussing
the copyright measure. Williams of Illia
ois introduced a silver free coinage bill
and Frank of Missouri a bill creating a
Itofeudinc Their Label. 1
. GRASDRAPU9,Mich.,Dec.8 TheCigar
makers' union hav asked tbe superior
court for an injunction to restrain Samuel
Nyhart, cigar dealer, from attaching union
labels to prison and non-union ' made cig
ars. The case will b argued Dec. 12, and
Will decide the legal status of the union.
The Kew Hampshire Lea-taint u re.
Coscoed. N. H.. Dec. 3. Tbe house ju
diciary committee yesterday voted uaul
mously to recommend that th naines of
twenty-two members, twelve Democrats
and ten Republicans, be stricken from I La
roll of the house.
CoATirooKK. Quebec, Dec 8. Fire early
yesterday rooming destroyed property
valued at Iwi.ukl. The principal loners are
retail grocers and dry goods dealers on
Main street. There is an insurance of
A Fatal of Lymph to France.
PARIS, Dec. 8. M. Herbett. French tm
basdfe to Germany, on behalf of Dr. Koch,
has hded to M. Klbot, French ministar
f foreign affairs, a phial of the Koch
Killed hy nn fclertrlc sr.
Ml M aI-olos, Minn., Dec S. A 8-year-
old son of W. J. ilahn, ex-attorney gen
eral of Minnesota, was run over and killed
by an electric street oar yesterday. Tbe
boy, who was accompanied by his mother,
had left a car to cross tbe other track
and was run down by a car coming frotn
the opposite direction.
The Fepal Hsmt Tlslhla.
LOKPny. Die. 1 A dispatch from Roma
ays that Vatican Influence kyj much to
do with tbe sudden rhangt -f tbe Irish
prelates frora a noa committal -..titnde to
open condemnation ot Parnell: that bat
holiness was indignant at the hesitation
shown iu declaring the poiiti-m of tha
church and its representative, nnd gave
the Irish hii-raniiy directions to apeak out.
Help for Western Farmers.
Wabhixotos Citt, Dee. 3 As a result
of a number of letter nn the subject re
ceived by Manderaoo, lugalls cud other.
Ingalla iutrodut-ed yesterday a i-nut reso
lution to appropriate a sum of money mot
named) to purchase need to I elm-rt billed
among the eitiwtia nf Kansas and Nebras
ka suflering from the recent dr.vi.rlit. f
Bold Kobbory on a Train
PiKIS, IVc. 3 A lml.l miliary was ier
pet rated on the railway bete Mitiaeo
and Toulon yestenltT. A French
lady, the Msrni-e while
in a compartment with ' '.: pas
sengers, suddenly a'ta.-ked,
pinioned and rohbni by ibem : a large
amount of money.
A Railway t'Mninny SnflVra bj I Ire.
Al:Vvta. tin.. Dec. 8 Kir- ieier.lay
burned the firorU rTiilrnl .,!!icrs aud
freight l.'!t and ling.i! the I'nioo
passenger sis' Ion. The ! 1- alutit
Correct Ins; nn Omlaslon.
Wamum.Tox CrTT, Dec. 8. Daniel in
troduced in the senate yesterday a bill to
provide for the payment of drawbacks or
reliates in stocks ot manufactured tolmcco
held by manufacturers Jan. 1, If'L It is
the same as the proviaiou omitted from the
McKinley bill by the cler", who en
Horn Wlthont a !.. !.
IKBIQIK, la., Dec. .1 Mr. ami Mrs
Ernest Bohn, living on a farm :ear this
city, have a 4-year old sun who was born
without eye and whose futehead extern!
down to his cheek w ithout eyelids or in
dentation jrbrre tbe eyes alioiill ba The
oy is bright and enjoys good health.
Plans have been adopted for a ridge hs
twevn New i'ork city aud Jersey I'lly
in. h is to cost aso.ouo.ouu.
I Ire In a Cleveland itaburh.
ClXVEtAXI. Ohio, Dec. 3. Tbe business
part of Collinwotal, a suburb of Cleveland,
was wi)-d out by fire early yesterday morn
ing. The postoftfee aud Odd Fellow a' hall
were among the buildings destroyed 1-oss,
t.VI.'M). Origin unknown.
His LoriUhtp Is Well Flaed.
1XDiS. Dec. 8. It is reported that tbe
will of the late Lady lloseherry, daughter
4 Unru Meyer It-nliai hild. leave a mag-nifli-eiit
provision for Uird Rirela?rry. in
addition to the i'.'.iin.nd whii-h he re
ceived f s dowry.
A Hie (.lit te orncll.
iTUAt A. N V.. Dec. 3. It was publicly
annonuird Icre yeMerday that the late
D B. Kayer father, tbe millionaire
leather metvhsut ! ..n York u. lett by
hi will ibe sum f rim,'"-' t, (Wr,.-'l uni
versii) He Spat at llrnno's Mala.
Wn'j:. Dec. A A pri.-st was aaulted
at Koine Mondat for KpitiiTie; at theatatue
of to.irlano liruno The pop m-cintaof
I'rter'a pence from Ireiaud . a , narked
fullmjt fT this esr.
.la ladlaaa Man Appointed.
V.- XlllVOT.. Cl rT.Dev 3 The preonlent
has apki:nted .b,lin ('. i:h:un. of In
diana, a perutl agent Iu mane anall.ttuivnt
of land in sever.::y to Ihr lu.lijua.
Patrick ItlrDii lli w v suvrr and killed ba
Cbitao Moti Uy l.iicht Lv Mm I ! Me Mar
tell The wntnau .laima ihit he bad
bmien mrj h-i h 1x14 tu.i n , tn iug to
Do Sappy Aw, dortah, 1 au awfully
af waid that I. aw, might get pyisonej
utne, aw, dayl What should I, aw, do
Vf 1 accidentally dwauk some wnff on
Doctor Run out into the yard.
"But, aw, what foah. doncbcrknowl"
"So as not to die in the honscP Law
Haven't Yon Set Iced It?
It nuna. as o'er the fad are muse.
As It orOa'ned by fate.
The aaaa srho neara the aatmaty sbooS
To church la ala-ays late.
Chii-aoo, Dec. t
Hft5M of trs-le quotation to-dav were as
follows: Wheat -N.u S Ifcx-rmier. otirnrd
ic, close I VI V: January. o,enrd Vi-,
rl.eed tMt -. May. nH-ned li-IVchonl I.0v
Horn- No. S I cccnth r, niviml 1 V. rioaed
So; Jauu.r). npm! l.i -;
May, t.peiu-J !,- :. Oat-Nu.2
DecrmlHT, oprbel l c his-,1 . t-: May,
opened cl' I I or iaerrmla-r,
aned . and cluecd r.S; January. 4d
Hl. il cd slusCs: Var, o,ruei and
closed il ."ij. Laid llsmihr, oivm-d '.&AA,
Live mk' Tie I'lthm Snk tarda ri-it
tbe fi.l 'owing prl.nt-: Mar.rt '.pmed
active and l.tru. irKVa rued .'c hUtar ttiaa
Vestcrda' rioting I gurcs; lubl (nuiia, S.2 ,
loath a. klu . ;.(., .-tin n.n. I ,
$ .( .;; heavy au kiu. aud scip lu( aula.
Produce: B itter-Fanry aeiavator. 7-,SJn
per lb. dairies. Ilnest fn. fS.'t-jo: tredi
packing slot-ii. 0 lv. Lcjb - Fresh caa4 led.
km off, -lc per dos. Dressed poultry Hons,
tuer.b tin-tag rhickenv 7c; rootle ,
Ac; docks. IJ U-c: turkeys. luUc. cease. S
KM. folaloes Wrtcmsin. hi ilc per bu; bar
hank , !). Ap.iiea Itlinulo tr-sa oookiac
k ,iVit 'JU vr bll. aalintf. i aijux
Ntw . it ,, Dec. t.
Wheat No. t ref winter . u. m: lav
camber. 11.01: January, I.(C,: a,. tl.OTi,
Corn -o. S lulled cah, S ac; it,, m iulw.
r: do Jauuary. tmw guicl: No.
t mixed cash, :.:; do Al. iHu. Kye
NouiinaL tiarlry -Numinal. I1k- Ihiil;
mcas, r.'tlA-u Uard-Vuii-t-. lanuart.
Live hlock: I 'attJe-Marltet firm, but a
trauinc in beeves; dreaad teef s etdy; native
ld..S vaT4c ft t. i-h epand t-uabs-o een,
steady; Unihs Arm: sheep. Ka6.Su Vie
a: laaib, :Si75in.a Iksj Market dull,
lh-e Log, t.49l4.-u ) 1U0 a.
Osy-rpia,. ppsine. aajUftSM
f-Thnetay-e Uj4 i.le.
Oo. l nor. l is.
Ottrd WoosHSs.O 8a.
k prominent physician and old array
surgeon in eastern Iowa wan called awa
from home for a few days. During fchw
uocnev va m ta cnu jren enntracted a
severe oold, and hi wife bought bottle
v--iajuriam s wugn Ifetcedy for
They warn so much Dleased with i
remedy that they after wards used se
eral bottles at various tlmra n ..m
from experience with I', he rrgarded it aa
the moat reliable preparation la use for
cuius, ana mat it came Ibe nearest of b
ng speciuc or any medicine he
ever seen. For sale by Hart it Bah
MaM It la ta Lurat.
The naa who tell you confide, .
uaiij juii what will core your cold U
prescribing Kemp's Balaam thia year. In
the preparation of thia remarkable medi
cine for coughs and cold no expense la
pared to combine 4nly tbe best aad
purest Ingredient. Uold a bottle Ar
Kemp'a Balaam to the light and look
through it; notice bright rleer look;
then coat pare with other re medic, price
60c sad J. l.
la the ponuil of tha goo-l thiage
lhia world we nnUcipa-i too aauca;
at out the be-rt and swswtaect of world
IT Dleaauraa bv dali-htfnl rnrnVaHi A
ts- The r-aa" cJjt-ineal froai Ue nee
v t. sv-.jnr i-i or-r Vf--s f-r
i' V. lit - v
JsST POPULAR PRICES
It avlwayt to be found at
Robt Erause's Clothing Emporium,
( Pocket Cutlerr. 1
We Lafe Tbl Cntlery.
( Kitrben Cutlery. )
Many meful articles for tbe
Fall line of mecbanics tooU
214 BRADY ST.
Has J oat ops, aa at the a sort ailllie alt
s Is il 11ms af
. taHs auut te soar arims, ft (a) aa. aa,
raau ajao la rear asaa-ai. as sa4 aa.
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aSTDonl forget Ike alrras:
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Opea ny rroai t A. at. ts I r. .. a4 esTsa
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In tenet allowed o Deepoelte at tae rJ
of 4 per Cent. pc aa-as.
Deposit) recelredla aiaorjtsf
$1 and Upward.
Ta ajlsafta i ,im i i f . T,,i ft
thai as the eeaoattora. The aaVars mmm a-aitsv
aaa avarrte wiaiia s-tacs4 hf
Orrsssa: W. Wiiaoea, finllni.
sa sanaaa, Vata lasaeaali C. V. Maw as
Tan i I W. Whaslsaa, Psrtst fklaWtf,
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