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JS, MONDAY. NOVEMBER 30 1891.
THE MAD ASSASSIN
Woodyatt's Music House-
Highest of all in Leavening Tower. U. R. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1S89.
Tries to Kill Rev. Dr. John Hall,
ot Nw York.
No. 1804 Second Aven
THE EMINENT DIVINE UNHARMED.
1 1 fvr
ru a Dsnnr n llnrlf
Sam'S RailwaS. '
YEAR'S INCREASE OF MILEAGE,
Votmt length or Lines In ftio Country
June 30, 13t0 The increase of CupituI
and Consolidations t'apilalliatlon anil
Business Ie Comparative Snfety of
Travel Some suggestions forChan;en
the Inter-Mate Con.iii.rr. Lw A
Hook for Congressmen The Speaker
ahip. Washington, N"iv. 3;l Tbe third an
nual report from the interstate commerce
commission on the fcStatistips of Railways
in the United States," which covets the
operatiour of railroads for the year ended
June 30. IS!), was given to th" press last
night. It. shows that railway mileage in t lie
United States on June &), 190, was liKt,
537 miles; the inc-ease in rsilway mile
age brought into operation during tho
year was 6.03) miles. The total length of
track for the United Scates. including all
tracks, sidings and spurs, is 'JOO.OttO miles.
During the year 8.101 miles of line disap
peared as independent companies, hav
ing been merged into other compauies.
Had the IHg Knri ot the Income.
. There were seveuty-four compauies in
Vie United States whose gross income in
!800 was $t7.(K),000, out of a total ftross
income of all railways in the country of
$l,0Tl,8rr,o;a. The total number of men
employed on the railways of the United
States was 749.301, being an increase of
45,558 over the number employed In l!9.
The 150, -104 miles of line, which is made
the basis of statistics in this report, is
represented by railwny capital to the
amount of 49. 459, 44 4, 172, which is equiva
lent to $0,4ol per mile of line. Assum
ing that the remainining mileage is capi
taliied at the same rate, the total capital
ization of railway property in the United
States would be j'.i.$m.4t.40O.
Increase In Capital for the Year.
The increase in railway capital for the
year ended June 30, 1S90, over railway
capital for the previous year, is 444,'JftS,
TM. Of this amount l-J50.OOU.000 at least
is due to the increase in capitalization on
liues already in existence. The propor
tion of railway capital represented by
stock is 4U? per cent, of the total railway
capital. The amount of stock per mile ot
line is and the amount ot out
standing obligations. Including bonds,
equipment, trust obligations, etc., is
(29,202. There are marked differences in
the capitalization of railway property in
various sections of the country. In the
middle states, for example, railway capi
tal is outstanding to the amount of $113,
656 per mile of line. In California, Ore
gon, Washington and other states and
territories, railway capital is outstand
ing to the amount of $$7,104.
More Capital Than Real Value.
The roads which converge iu Chicago
lying east of the Missouri river are capi
talized at $47,645 per mile of line, which
fairly represents the capitalization in the
other sections of the country, exclusive of
the middle states and the Pacific slope.
The capitalization of railway property is
largely in excess of its market value. The
interest on railway bonds and the final
net earnings available for dividends may
be accepted as the amounts accruing to
the owners of railways on their invest
ment. The amount paid in interest was
$226,417,987; the final net earnings were
$106,907,94. If the sum of these amounts
be capitalized at 5 per cent, it- shows that,
the value of railway property considered
1 an investment, estimated on the opera
tions of railways for the year ended June
30, 1890, was $0,607,718,420, which is equiv
alent to $42,631 per mile of line.
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAFFIC.
hue Fact. About the Safety of Travel
Chance In the Law Needed.
The number of passengers carried by
the railways of the United States during
the year was 492,430,865. The aggregate
number of passenger miles, that is to say
the aggregate number of miles traveled by
11 passengers, was 11,847,785,617. This
shows an average journey of 24.06 miles
per passenger. The number of tons of
freight carried by the railways of the
country during the year covered by the
report was 6:16,441,617. the average carry
per ton having been 119.14 miles.
Where It I. Bafeet to Travel.
The total number of persons reported
by railways as killed during the year was
6,;2J0, and the total number reported as
injured was 29,034 Of the total number
killed 2.451 were employes, 285 passengers,
and 8 5H4 were classed as "other persons."
Ot the total number injured 22.390 were
employes, 2,444 passengers, besides 4,200
unclassified. Railway travel is found to
I e the least safe in the states south uf the
Potomac and Ohio rivers. Thus in this
territory one employe is killed for each
241 men employed and one Trainman is
killed for each 65 men employed. One
passengers is killed for each 8.1S.555 pas
sengers carried. In the states lying east
of Illinois and north of the Ohio and Po
tomac rivers one employe is killed for
eich 290 men employed and one trainman
for each 107 men employed. One passen
ger is killed for each 2,519,851 passengers
Want to Control the Express.
Travel in western territory is slightly
safer' than in the southern states. The
report suggests that the law be amended
so far as statistics are concerned in three
particulars. It suggests first, that statis
tics be collected from express companies,
which under the present interpretation of
the act are free from control. The ex
press companies of this country pay to
' railways as rentals $2U.2UT,711 a year,
They are in reality engaged in the bust'
ness of quick delivery of freight, and as
such should be amenable.to control, it I
suggested in tiie secona place ttmt trio
com mission should have the ri'ut to call
for reports from corporations eiiened iu
the transportation of passengers and
freight by water,
KKMMrt ror .Complete Kxl.ibit
la llO the great hikes i-arrivU Jitie.ht,
which was the 1 cuivalfiit of 2i per cent.
of ' he ton milage 011 all railways The
snipping lines on the Atlantic seaboard
'art in many cases links of railway sys-
tens. Jt is impossible to present compre
hensive staiUt.cs of transportation ex
ce t these lines b-.- c illed upon for reports.
Tba third surest km is that reports lw
cal !ed for from all companies fiirtmhiug
rolling stock to railway corpoat ions, and
.from all companies providing terminal
facilities. These companies owd an eimr
j nit us amount of property which i" prop
erly devoted to the business of transpor
tation. It is impossible to make a com
' p f te exhibit of the business of transpor-
lion except they make report.
TELLS ABOUT DEADLOCKS.
A History of tlte Knles of rtoth Houses
of Conyres and 1 !tei Adoption.
Washington, Nov. 3 In February
last the senate adopted a resolution di
recting the commit tee on rules to ex.'tniius
tilt manuscript of the "Parliamentary
History rf Congress" compiled, edited
and coi'.yiighted by Henry H. Smith,
journal clerk of the house of represent
tiv;s, and report to the senate as to the
advisability of purchasing and print in;;
the same for the use of congress. ThB
1 work was commenc.-d by Mr. Smith in
J tlie winter of l!79. at thy suggestion of
! the late Alexander II. Stephens, of
Georgia, and the late President Garfield,
members of the committee on rules of the
bo ise of representatives of the Forty
six'h congress, while silting at ln f
JJrtnch in August preceding for the pur
pose of revising the rules of the house.
Hlwt the Work Will Contain.
The plan of the work includes a com
plete and carefuliy verified history of the
rules of each house of concress, from the
first congress which convened March
'$, to the close of the Fifty-first con
gress which ended March 4. ISM. Kvery
rule or amendment proposed or adopted.
every important question of order or
privilege decided in either house, each
cor tested election case and action thereon,
each select committee created, and a his
tory of the standing committees is given.
together with a summitry ot all the lead
ing parliamentary t.tr:iggles or contests.
otherwise known as 'deadlocks" or "till'
buttering" proceedings. The complete
personnel of congress, giving as far as
possible the political status of each mem
tier and his committee service, is also a
part of the plan.
Nothing rartlsnn A boat It.
1 he work is absolutely non-partisan,
anrl will probably be purchased and print
ed -,jy congress. In addition will be given
an outline or summarvof the leading
events in the politic il and legislative his
torrof congress. Some valuable tables
will be added as apptndiies, giving the
his orv of tariff and fiscal as well as other
Important legislation. Mr. Smith has for
the last sixteen years compiled and pub-
lisl ed the "Digest and Manual" of the
ruljs and practices of the house of repre
sentatives, and he is conceded on all sides
to lie a leading parliamentarian and au
thority. SPRINGER IS BOOMING.
Illinois Friend. Arrive nd Go to
Work Vole for Mills.
Washington, Nov. 30. Saturday even
ing the Springer boom was swelled by the
arr val of a number of prominent Demo
cra s from his state. In the party are
Lambert Tree, who was minister to Bel
gium under President Cleveland; Freder
ick S. 'Winston, ex-minister to Persia; A.
K. Stevenson, x-ussitant postmaster
general, who dispensed postoflices to more
Democratic congressmen than any other
man; Senator-elect Palmer, the 101 mem
beri who voted for the latter throughout
the memorable deadlock; a number ot
sta je officers, and others.
ISronklyn Men for Mill.
A ichiiruu is said to be for Springer alst
Bynum's withdrawal does not seem to
car y all the Hoosier statesmen to Mills.
Cot per is quoted assaying that he will
not vote for Mills. The Mills men were
ma le happy by receiving a telezr&iu from
lire oklyu promising him that delegation.
Springer received information that four
New En glanders would vote for him. Ab
thU is an accession from what was be
lieved to be a Mills stronghold, the San
gamon statesman is feeling pretty com
fort able over the news.
Many Alliance Statesmen Democrat.
Washikgton, Sov. .80. According to
Coi gressman-elect Jerry Simpson, only
nim: of the Alliance representatives in tho
next house will go into the Alliance cau
cus for speaker. Kansas will furnish
five, Nebraska two, Minnesota one and
Getrgia one. The latter, Congressman
AVa:sou, will probably be nominated for
speaker, as Livingston, who was first se
lect ?d for that honor, will go into the
regular Democratic caucus. Si irpson re
ntal ked with some regret that some of
the Alliance members who had talked
qui'e independently during the summer,
are now iu the Democratic ranks.
Cannot Take Seut in the House.
Washington, Ndv. so. At least three
of the Democratic members from New
York will not have their names upon the
roll of the house when that body is called
to order by the clerk a wet k from today.
Theie three members ure Representatives
Iionrke Cockran, Joseph J. Little and Al
fred C. Chaplin, who were voted for on
the 4th inst. to fill vacancies. There is no
que) tion of their election, but they cannot
be pat on the rolls until their certificates
arri ve. and these will not be forthcoming
until the state board of canvassers meets
som i time during December and canvasses
Tl ere are 161 important steam naviga
tion companies in the world, of which the
Kng ish own 64, the French S3 and the Ger
mans 12. In the United States there are JS.
Bis Life Saved by the Poor Mark.roan-
hlp or III. A.sailant, Who Fires Three
Ilullet. at Him A Wild Idea That the
Doctor, Judge Hilton, ltl.Uop Totter
nod Other. Were Pemeenltnic Him the
Cause of the Attempt Airest of the
New Yor.K, Nov. 30. John George
Roth, a crazy Germar of middle age, at
tempted to kill the Rev. John Hall, U P ,
pastor of the Fifih Avenue Presbyterin
church, after the morning service yester
day, by firing three shots at. him from a
revolver. None of the shots took effect.
The would-lie assassin was immediately
arrested and lodged in jail. Ti;c shooting
took place as Dr. Hall was ascending the
steps of the parsonage, which adjoins the
church, and just after he had left the
church. Hot h ran from the other side of
the street ns Dr. Hall entered the gate
and quickly drawing a revolver fired at
the venerable preacher as soon ns the lat
ter had his back turned. I)r. Hall turned
his head ntlhe sound of the shot and
then, heeing his danger, quickened his
pace up the steps.
1 he Wouldj-lte A..nfin lisai-mtd
lis hnd ju-t reached the landing v hen
the man tired again. The doctor 1 hen
hurriediy opened the door and entered ti e
house. He was not a moment too soon
for as the door closed, a t bird shot raug
Out and a bullet entered the cisemetit of
the door the reverend gentleman had en
tered by. There were but few persons on
the avenue during the shooting and the
unusual speciatld they were witnesses of
seemed to paralyse their po.vers for a
time. When Dr. Ha!l had safely escaped
Inside the house, liowewr, several geutle
men sprang forward and quickly dis
armed the would-ba murderer, lie of
fered no resistance.
"Do yon know whom you shot at" he
"Of course I do." responded tLe ninti.
"Why did you do il?"
"Hecause has interfe:ed with me and
tried to ruin nie."
It was at once seen that the prisoner
was insane, and he was hurried to the pc
lice station. There he was searched and a
printed circular, which purported to give
a history of his ambitions and troubles,
was found on his person. On the back of
this document were the following sen
tences in separate lines.
"Oh, human justice."
"Tear the baudage from your eyes."
"Cover 3'our face for r.hanie."
CLAIM OF A CONSPIRACY.
The Mailman Tell a Wild Story
Hull's Iti ief Statement.
In the lody of this instrument its
author says that be came to this country
in 1S71 and earned f 10 er day. He soon
became surrounded by chemical odors,
which filled his room and followed him
everywhere. He also found that people
were trying to poison him. "Il was n
conspiracy," he says, "which wa. inaugur
ated acainst me by wealthy peo
ple in 1S7) and has no equal in human
history. My business has been ruined and
efforts are being made to ruin my health
and drive me mad by tampering with my
meats and drink." "He mentions the
names of Mrs. A T. Stewart, J ud ge Hi!
ton, Mrs. Dowdoin, Trustee B. 11. Sher
man, Dr. Hr.ll and Dr. presumably bis
hop Potter as being concerned in tLa
Dr. Hall was for a time completely un
nerved by his narrow escape, but recov
ered sufficiently to conduct the afternoon
service in the church. Dr. Hall would
say but little regarding the shoot
ing when seen last evening. He
said that Koth had attended services
at . his church at irregular intervals
for some time past and that he had helped
him on more than one occasion, thinking
him a worthy man, as he certainlv was
gentlemanly in adpearance and possessed
a good education. Dr. Hall added that
he had received threatening letters from
the man but paid no heed to them.
SERVED HIM JUST ABOUT RIGHT,
Pome Sharper Olve a Ite.pertable Km
cal a LesMtm In Kncality.
New Yor.K, Nov. 30 The Jerspy Ciiy
police picked up of those peculiarly
"honest" citizen who think it good citi-
ienslup to pass counterfeit money if there
is anything to be made at it. He was
John Martin, the proprietor of a grocery
and dry goods store in Petersburg, Ya.;
ha told the usual story about receiving
the confidential circulars and carrying on
a correspondence with the grepn goods
men. As soon as he began to nibble at
the bait be whs instructed not to write
any more letters, but to telegJapu James
lirown. Jius Aioit street.
Met His Fi lends, the Crook.
Then he was directed to get off the train
at Philadelphia and go to the Waverlv hole
on Filbert street, where a man would rr.e t
him and bring him to New York. Martin
obeyed the instructions and was met by a
man whom be afierward heard called
"Skip." Skip, who was slichtly lame, ac
companied him to New xork aud con'
ducted him to vijj Mott street. There is a
saloon there. Marl in says, and he was in
troduced to "Harry Miuer" as the proprie
tor and another man who was called "Big
Bill." They took him iuto a room, and
without wasting any time in preliminar
ies asked him how much money he had.
"Four hundred dollars." he replied he.
"Well, let's haxe it." said Big Bill.
walking over and putting his hand iuto
the msiJe pocket of M.irtiu's coat.
I'relty Thin, Mi". Mnrtln.
Martin was too much friuhtened to
make any protest. I5 g Uill liuished up
the busluess quickly. He took the $400
roll out of Martin's pocket, counted on
10 of it which he handed buck to Martin
telling him to get right back borne an-:
the goods would be sent to him by ex
press. Martin says he was glad to get
away with his life. "I told them when I
first went iuto the room," lie said, "that I
did not want to buy any of the stuff ut
less it was good." Superintendent Smith
advised JVrarliu to go home, stick to his
dry goods and groceries and never venture
vay from home again without a guar
dian. Four Thousand Iollttr fur a Leg.
Reading, Pa., Nov; 30. Lizzie Barre.
aged 18 years, has been awarded 14.000
damages against the street car company
for the losing of a leg caused by being run
over by one of the cars.
A prompt return
of your money, if you get neither
benefit nor cure. Risky terms for
the doctor, but 6afe and sure for the
patient. Everything to gain, noth
ing to lose. There's just one medi
cine of its class that's 6old on these
conditions j'ust one that could be
Dr. I lcrcc s (jolden jledical Dis
covery. It's a peculiar way to 6cll
it but it's a peculiar medicine.
It's the guaranteed remedy for all
lilood, Skin and Scalp Diseases,
from a common blotch or eruption
to the worst Scrofula. It cleanses,
purifies and enriches the blood, and
cures rxilt- rheum, Tetter, Eczema,
Erysipelas, and all manner of blood
taints, from whatever cause. It
costs you nothing if it doesn't help
yon. The only question is, whether
you want to be helped.
"Golden Medical Discovery" is
the cheapest blood - purifier sold,
through druggists, because you
only pay for the good you get.
Can you ask more?
The "Discovery" acts equally
well all the year round. Made by
the World's Dispensary Medical
Association, at CC3 Main Street,
Duffalo, N. Y.
: Shirt Factory:
"We are now prepared to take
your measureTand make
Prices sa Low ts the Loweet.
All kind, of Repairing done.
Also agent for Rockford Clothing Coxrpany.
Fioecu.tom-m.de pant, from $3 to $10.
1SW Second Avenue, Sock Island.
Over Looslej'. Crockery .tore.
I. not s co luetic In tbe urn.e In whicn th.t term
Is popularly a.cd, but permanently btauiinrn. It
create, a .oft, smooth clear, telverv pain, and bv
daily wc frratlually make, the complexion revrnit
tl effect, of .tin and wind and prevents un
burn and freckle., and clrckbead. will neier
come while on one It. It clean.?, the face far
better lhan soao and watrr. fonri.be. tbe .kin
ti..ue. and Ibu. prevent, tbe formation of wrink
le. It give, tbe fre.hni . clearnef . and .mnoth
nens of .kin tb.t oa bad wben yon wa. a little
girl. Eery lady, younger old, c upl.t to ife it,
as it give, a more joottiful arpt-frar.ee to any
1UU, . auu " " I'tlliuimuiir, . .VIIMIUS, 1,1' mi I
powder or a'kali, and i. as bttrmies. a. dew ana
. nourihiiie to tbe rktn a. dew I. to the flower.
Prion $ 1 1)0. at all dmcul.ts and bair dreaeer.
or at Mrs. Gervaise Graham's staMi.oirent, its
Po.t street, fan Francit-co. wbeie .be treat, la
dies for all blemibhe. of tbef.ee or Score. L.-
die. at a di.uure tie ted by letter, freed stamp
lor ner lime noot now io pe De.aiirui.
SAMH.E BOTTLE mailed freeo any lad on
receipt of lucent, in .tamp, to pay for joptage
ana pac.irc. uiay .genu w.mea.
Cure, the worst rare, cf Freckles. Snnfcarn.
tat)ownets, Motb-potrbcs, Pimple., and all .kin
bl.mirbec. Trice Vl.ftO. barm leu and ef
fective. Ho .ample can U. sent. Lady agents
THS DRUGGTST in th' town wbo first order.
a bill of my preparations will have ha name ad
ded to this advertisement.
My preparations are for .ale, by -wholesale
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
MOL1NE, - ILLS.
Office Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave.
Succeeds the Moline Savings Bank. Organized 1869
..FEB CIT.ISIHESTP.!D OX DEPOSITS.
Organized under State Laws,
Open from a. m. to 8 p. m., and Wednesday and
Saturday niirhtf from 7 to 8.
Pohtcr 8KIHKER, - President
H.A. Ainswobih, - Vice-President
C. nanwAT. ... Cashier
Porter Skinner, S. W. Wheclock,
C. A.Rose, H. A.AJnsworth,
G.H.Kd wards, W.U.Adam..
Andrew Friber. C. F. Uemenway,
Hiram Dart tut.
BUY A BUFFALO
Wyoming- lot. It's the comltur citv of Wvom
Inc. Ha. waterworks, electric Uirhts. flouring
mills. - Located in the garden of Wromliur
Produoed the prize potato crop of the United
owesiu tow. ror map ana luruter mior,
mauon apviy to
MANN ft TBOM. Buffalo, Wy
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive Bale for xhu conntv .
Fieiios eircl Organs,
uuxitx, Jin vj r in ( j JrlA2v0S
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAS
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
Pr7A fall line also of small Musical merchandise. We r.ao :i, i u-
THE MOLINE WAGON,
Manufacturers of FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WM
A full and complete line ef Tlfitfoim and otter PrtirK W f cms. i!-;ic;a:;j trsecti tt
W ecu rn tr.de. 1 1 superior work srsMr rd fii.irl.. I.'.usiri lie 1 rue L:m :m a
application, tee the MOLISB AWN btfue rimti.r-.:.
CtOO&POKATZD CHDKB THB 8TATK LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Croen daily from B a. m. to 4 p. m.. and Sa'crdsy eveuirs frcx 7 to So'tlixk.
Five percent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Persotal (
lateral, or Real Estate Security
. P. RRTNOLTJS. Psea. 9 C. DKNKMAXN. :ce-Pre. J. M. BCFOSD, Ct
LT: P. L. Mitchell. P. Reynolds, F. C. D.-nkmanti. Jobc Cra!3f b. H. P. Hi..,
Thil Mitcht 11, L. Simon, K. W. Hnrft. J. K. BcJord.
tyBegan bn.inee. Jaly 8. 18KI, aid occupy ite foutteaet coittrcf M.tftt'l 1 Ir-'1
ifi. buildiuc. J
I . WgimagMiMW!BIHJ!!'i '"
L ANTHRACITE C0AU I j
C. O. D.
221 and 223
Al. Laundry Work done on fbort notice.
A .pccialty of Drei. frkirt..
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
VIGOR OF LIEN
Easily. Quickly, Permanently etorl.
the train of etl from early error, or later r:7j
the reaalU of orerwork, .ickaes., worry, eto.
atrencUi, tferelopment, and ton If Ten to ewy
onrnn and portion of the body. Btmpla, nturi
method.. Immediate Improvement aeen. allure
ImDoaaUtle. .UU0 referenoea. Book, explanauoni
aad piwof. mailed uealed) free. Addre. v
RIK MKOIOAk CO.. BUFFALO, N.
The Moline Waion Co..-
Billiard and Pool Pa
H.ine jt fcrnNhed e'r;ki jrf.
aul B::.ird 1 ''
IN THE CIGAR STOK
1808 Skcosd ave
A. M. & L. J- FAEKEB-
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