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I UK AltG-rS, miDAXADECEMBEK 11-1891.
IT'S A WEAK PLEA.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. U. S. Gov't Report, Aifg. tj, 18S9.
Woodyatt's Music House-
That Made by Joaquin Miller's
I fS. ft 11 17 y'W V
U s&s&m IT
ABSOLUTE 1? PURE
HOXOJt IX GERMANY
Peculiar Cause of a Probably
TRIUMPH OF THE MILITARY IDEA.
A Young Oflleer Forced to Fight Willi
Sroinini; I he Imputations on tlx
'llonor of Hi Wife and His Friend
Atrocities of I lie Chinese Insurrection
The I p)T t'Uir Charged with the
Itiolntf, Tlieir Olijrct ltriiig to !et Kid
of Foreigner ami l'ti i.t iin Korcl&n
Keri.iv. IVc. 11. A duel with some un
usual as will ns M'nMttional features Las
junt taken place at AYorms, the principals
being Mr. Schoen, a wealthy rt patron
or that city, who lias been conspicuous as
promoter of the f. mious Keyreuth W11
nerian festivals, and Second Lieutenant
Zierussenn. of the Oiie Hundred and
Kightecoth infantry, who is connected
with some of the most distinguished fam
ilies of Germany. As usual, a woman whs
the ciuse. Humors have for wine time
been afloat to the effect that llerr Schoen
who was one of the closest friends of the
lieutenant, had been guilty of abusing the
confidence reposed in him by that official
and had wrought the ruin of his ftiend's
wife, a beautiful woman, who enjoys an
enviable popularity as a social leader.
Was a Loyal. Failhfnl Husband.
Finally these rumors came to the ears
of Lieutenant Ziemssen. but he refused
to give them the slightest credence, and
continued his cordial relations with llerr
Schoen. The friends who had with re
luctance caused the facts of common re
port to be brought to his attention, were
not satisfied with the manner in which
the officer received the news of what was
being said of his domestic relations, and
an intimation to this effect was conveyed
to turn, but it met with no recognition.
The next step taken by the tcndalired
fellow officers of the lieutenant was to
lay the case before a military council of
Jionor, composed of Ziemssen s own
colonel and other ofticsrs of suitable rank
Stands I'p for His Wire's llonor.
After hearing the circumstances re
lated this tribunal summoned Lieutenant
Ziemssen before them and invited him to
justify his course, .He declared that he
bad no reason to suspect his wife of any
wrong-uoing; that on tbe contrary he bad
every confidence in her, as well as in the
loyalty of Herr Scboen's friendship, and
that he didn't feel called npon because
evil disposed persons had iudulged in
malicious scandal mongering to have a
falling out with bis friend, nor to humili
ate his wife by dragging her name into a
public quarrel. He was inclined to think
that the whole affair was a well arranged
plot devised by enemies against the peace
and happiness of himself and family.
The German Military Idea.
Notwithstanding the lieutenant's pro
tests, however, the verdict of the council
of honor was that under the circumstances
he was bound by the rules of honor pre
vailing among officers and gentlemen to
challenge Uerr Schoen, and failing to
adopt this coarse be must resign his com
mand, as he would no longer be consid
ered a fit associate for his fellow officers.
There being no alternative. Lieutenant
Ziemssen submitted to the inevitable, se
lected his second, and seut a challenge to
Herr Schoen. A suitable rejoinder was
made, and the meeting occurred early
yesterday morning at a point on the
Rhine a few miles outside tbe historic
city. The witnesses were two professors
of tbe nnivesirty, a brother of Schoea,
Ziemssen's colonel, and an attache of the
German legation at Paris.
Ziemsnen Shot to Kill.
Though Ziemssen had avoided a hostile
meeting as long as he could he showed in
the hour of danger that be was no cow
ard, and that he was not disposed to evade
tbe letter or spirit of the decree of the
council of honor. He not only did his
share of tbe firing, but hs fired to hit, and
his quondam bosom, friend fell with
a ballet bole through the lungs. Ziems-
sen escaped unhurt.while his antagonist's
wound is so serions that the physicians
give no hope of recovery.
Gossip About the Affair.
The affair has given rise to an extraor
dinary amount of gossip, ana two parties
may be said to exist one claiming with
fervor that Ziemssen should have been al
lowed to judge of his own domestic
affairs and not subjected to coercion from
outsiders, while the other faction held
- that the matter has lieen settled in the
only way that it could be settled honora
bly, and that nothing but Ziemssen's final
winging of his man has atond for bis
slowness in bringing about tbe meeting
on the field of honor.
THE CHINESE INSURRECTION.
Knropeans Convinced That the t'pjer
Classes Are Responsible.
SHANGHAI, Dec It The report that the
Mongolian rebels have suffered another
defeat is confirmed. They were followed
up so closely by General Xich after the
battle of Chao-Yang that they made an
other stand in desperation, aud were again
driven with great slaughter before the
imperial troops. The particulars of the
fight have not been received. Europeans
here express the opinion that the rebels
would have surrendered or dispersed bnt
for their knowledge that no mercy
would be shown them. Information from
rebel sources is to tbe effect that oertain
Mongolian tribe were irritated into re
bellion by the increased exactions and
greater rigor of the Chinese authorities.
Can Behead 'Km Promptly.
Li Hang Chang has ordered the punish
ment of all who were engaged in the mas
sacre of native Christians at Tien Tain,
and several rioters have been captured
and executed, the Pekin government hsv-
ing grantet. leave iur immediate oenemi-
ing in all s ich cases. Europeans are con
vinced that the anti-Christian riots are
caused in many, if not all esses by the
hatred which the upper class of I'hinese
bear toward tbe foreigners, tiiis hatred
being grounded 011 jealousy of foreign
intelligence and influence. The literati
are the promoters ot t he (list urbnuces by
their appea. to the innorancs of ttie peo
ple wan sti ries Hiioiit Italics being killed
and their tyes ami lungs taken out for
Mn ilated a Child's Hods'.
It is said ' I1.1t at Sanclii the murderers
of the lieltji in and native Christians c.ir
ried about ihe mutilated bodv if a child
in order to nrther excite the fury of ihe
populace. 1 lie body was that of a child
of Christ i.ti parents brutally killed ly
the rioters themselves. It served the
purpose of exciting the people and urg
Ing them on to further h-.-rrors and crudi
ties. This lclief in the child-slaying pro
pensity of i. ip C hristians appears to pre
vail everywhere th missionaries have
penetrated. 1 he secret soi let ies, it is as
serted by the missionaries, are not aimed
so much at foreigner. as at the Chinese
government: bat the mandarins and liter
ati try to j ive tbe impression to Euro
peansthat he atrocities for which they
are themse ves responsible were perpe
tratcil by tl e societies.
1 literal's After 'll ;! Kp'" Vote.
1-oMHlN, lice, 11. The Liberals held a
conference yesterday in this city, which
was attemhd, through the efforts of
Schuadhorst, the Liberal "whip," by a
large number of farmers, farm laborers,
village artisans, and others of that class,
the object ol which was to assure these
voters of Lilieral sympathy in movements
iu improve men- condition. A new svs-
tent of county government by which the
power cf the squires and clergy will lie
abridged an I that of ''Hodge" enlarged,
was presented aud indorsed by the rural
representatives present. It is a tJIadstoti-
ian move to secure the vote of "Hodge."
Fnelloh Aid for 4. run an Strikers.
LONDON-. Ike 11. The delegates from
iuc ueiniau sinkers wno are still on
strike for 'letter wages and treatment
yesterday a-ldressed the London trades
council in behalf of British help for the
striker. Tl ey presented the situation as
one no longer tolerable on the part of the
men. those in some offices beiim reduced
to wages thar, with the increased price of
ioou, were Lot sufliciem to keep away
starvation. 1 he trades council promised
material belj .
Talk of Protection in F.uglalid.
Lonpos, Dec. 1'. The Tories are every
where talking up American experience
with protectiin as an examnln for fm..
land to follow, aud the movement, inde
pendent or Jord Salisbury, to organize
an imperial ollverein is im earnest I v
pushed by its advocates, and will proba
cy oe sunmitted to parliament. The pre
mier himself is said to be ot posed to seri
ous agnation ol the subject at present.
Italy Satisfied with the Message.
Home, Dec. 1L The tone of I'resideut
Harrison's message on the New Orleans
lynching gives general satisfaction here.
Premier Rudini, replying in the chamber
yesterday to Signor CianmL said that he
had noted the friendly expressions iu the
message or i resident Harrison, and was
confident that the questions at issue would
soon be settled.
Cambridge To He Shorn or a Privilege.
Lovpov, D-ic. 11. At the next session
of parliament a bill will be presented, by
the municipal authorities of Cambridge
limiting or abolishing the jurisdiction of
Cambridge university over women of
loose cbaracte-. who now can lie ininri.
oned without trial.
The Tope's Anchor to Windward.
Rome, Dec. 1 1 Tbe pope is turning
securities of the nanal treastirv into
money. His 1 oliness has sold to Roman
banks for 9,OCO,(XO 'lire credit shares
amounting to the nominal value of -Jo .
ILLINO S STATE GRANGE.
Synopsis of the Krsotutioiis Ihe Pat
SPRlMilTKLI . Ills., Djc 11 The Illinois
State Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry
closed its limitless last night and ad
journed. The resolutions adopted oppose
tbe acceptance of railroad passes by pub
lic officials and favor the assessment of all
property at its fair cash value. They also
favor government control of riilr,.-. ,lu
telegraphs, an 1 telephones, and propose
to make it a cr minal offense to transmit
any message in regard to deals iu options
IMrect Vote on president.
A nniforni system of text books for tbe
public schools is demanded, and the elec
tion of preside it and vice president und
L nited States senators by direct vote of
the people Is si rongly indorsed. The res
olutions also dtclare for female suffrage
and for free binding twine, and favor
ome plan to nake the state board of
equalization efitc ive, or, failing in that,
the abolition cf the board is demanded.
John M. Thompson was elected master.
faun r Davenport ill. '
CHICAGO, Dec. 11. Drs. Hurlburt and
Jackson, who i ave been in attendance
upon Fanny Davenport since her arrival
n this city, r --fused to permit her to
appear at tbe Columbia theatre last
night. Miss Davenport has bad a recur
rence of the illness which overcame her in
Kansas City last. week, but her condition
is not thought t a be serious.
Judge Lyncl Not Heard from Tet.
Columbia, S. O., Dec 11 Tbe necks of
en negroes, un ler sentence of death in
Laurens county for the murder of Thorn
ton Nance sou e months ago. will be
Mved. Thev were sentenced to hanir tV.
M last, but the confession of another ne
gro, Henry Subor. to the effect that hi
alone was the murdeerr, has obtained'
them a new trial
HIS PITIFUL TALE OF WOE AND SIN,
llaishness of the Old Poet to His Son
and Quick Descent of Hie Latter Into
Crime A Robust Desire to Live With
out Hard Work Seems To He the Jlat
ter with Him First Appearance as a
Stage Knbiter and Final Capture.
Sax Kisaxcisco, Dc. U Harry Miller,
the youngest son of Joaquin Miller,
"Poet of the Sierras." is noiv in thecounty
jaw here awaiting his trial for stage rob-
barry. He is only twcnty-yearsold, has a
good fa-e and telU a pitiful tale cf pa
rental neglect and injustice that drove
him to the crime. He lived with his
mother, Minnie Myrtle Miller, tili hewai
ten. Then lie went to his aunt's farm
There he was seized with a desire for bet
ter education, lie wrote a letter to his
father and the poet invited him to his
home back of Oakland, called "The Her
r Mighty Mean of the Old Man.
Young Miller went on: "My t.ither's
reception was not as cordial as I had
right to expect. He told me that I must
iianisn an ninty ideas, and he did not
propose to ler. me lie a burden on b
shoulders. Then he gave me work to do
about the ranch. It was the same hard
drudgery I had thought of escaping when
I left Oreiron. To lie sure my father hail
promised to pay me for my labor, and I
liei-ame etmtjntei? when I thought that
with th- money thus gained I could edu-
c.'iti' myself. It was a crushing blow when
lie reluscu to pay me.
Trie I a dolt of ltiii?arv.
"Anger and disappointment overcame
better judgment and one day I left "The
Hermitage.' After working in Cali!or
nia at various j.,bs I drifted to Oregon.
One nijilit in Portland, when hungry and
desperate, a stranger proposed that we
break into a house. I agreed and we
were caught aud sent to the penitentiary
.aiem ior i wo years. After serving
auoui live months 1 escaped and returned
to i auroroia. 'Ihe old experience ot
privation was repeated, and I suffered the
added misery of knowing every police
man was looking lor Joseph McKay, the
escaped convict, and if recognised I would
rriurueu 10 prison.
He Steals Some Artillery.
"Hut I was lucky cnouuh to escape de
te't ion, and sometimes a letter from mv
aunt or my brother would let a gleam of
sun. tune into my life. My aunt seldom
wrote without inclosing a little money fr.r
me. At. last I waudered into Mendocino
county. One day while tramping over
me mountains, tarnishing and in search
oi work. I cama upon a house unirnarded
I entered and ate my fill. Then 1 stole a
gun and cartridge and left the nlace
Another day of hunger anil tramping fol
lowed, and men 1 shot a sheep, and.
roasting the animal, had another hearty
AN INSPIRATION OF CRIME.
The Hrllliant Idea of Knltb:n; a Mase
"I walked on and mirfdenly came upon
stage toiling up hill. The idea of robbing
it came as an inspiration. As it neared
me I stepped from behind a tree and or
dered the driver to stop. If he had shown
fight I should probably have run away,
because I was frightened and shaking
like a leaf. He stoj p.-d, however, and
threw out the evorM Iu, - V-1,U..
...... - ' .ILL. .IIC
stage had disappeared I opened the box.
uu luiiuu pair 01 oany s snoes and a lew
way bills. Not a cent did I get for my
Has No I se for His Father.
"Then followed a couple cf weeks dodg
ing and hiding in the forest from officers
who were searching for me. I reached
Santa Rosa and there the sheriff arrested
me. Of course I shall plead guilty and
suffer the penalty. 1 hear my father no
ill will for tbe way in which he treated
me. and all I ask of him Is that he keep
away from me, I don't care to see Jia
qmu Miller again.
Krgrets His Idenllflralion.
"If it bad not been for a letter of my
brother's to me that the sheriff found, my
identity would never have been known.
1 would have gone to prison as Joe Mc
Kay, as I did in Oregon. Tl e last thought
in my mind was that of bringing disgrace
on my brother, sister and aunt." It is
probable an effort will ! m a,!., tn
young Miller's pardon and give him the
LimiuT iu iiie world wnicli his fat her de
Disapp.tlnied Itoth Parties.
Maksiiall, Ills., IX'c. U There was
quite a humorous scene in the circuit
court Wednesday. Thomas Horton sued
for a divorce trom his wife on the ground
of adultery aud obtained the decree. Mrs.
. .M. Hooper sued her hnshsnd foe
divorce ou various urounda and he lilo.l .
cross-bill. It is very probable that the
unorce wouia have been granted Mrs.
Jiooper, but in some manner it pm to.
the ears of Judge liookwalterthat Morton
and Mrs. Hooper intended to marry as
soon as tney were free. This looked too
much like a put tip job to the judge, so he
refused to grant Mrs. Hoo rter a t i vrirr .
and rescinded tbe decree in favor of Hor-
Malcolm ill Nt ohiest.
Xtw Yokk. Dec. 11 All obstae'es to
the admission of the will of the late Gor
don L Eord, of Brooklyn, to probate have
u.-en lemovea oy :ne tiling f a notiie
with Surrogate Abbott, by Malcolm Y.
Ford in which he waives' all claim o
right or interest iu his f tther's estate. It
is understood that Malcolm will lie r iv.-n
I'.eeu Forging His Kuiployer's ame.
I HH-ago. Dec. 11 Edward Abrahamn-
ton, a clerk in the employ of the Hemlmk
Lumber company, was arrested vestercixv
ou a charge i f forgery. Abrahamnt.
confessed baviug collected money tn
fraudulent paper, and it is said that his
s.ealiugK amount to &,OJ0.
Death or Judge J U. Glover.
Chicago, D.c - II. Judge Joseph Otis
Glover, one of the pioneers of Illinois and
a friend of Lincoln and Donelas In th
Mil-ring times that preceded the civil war,
died at his residence, 2.&71 Michigan ave
nue, yesterday inoruing, aged 81 years.
A Liule Earthquake.
Mabblkhead. Mass., Dec 11. An
earthquake of small proportions, extend
ing over the lower section of the town,
was felt Wednesday noon. It was not
severe enough more than to rattlt dishes
from onlinary method lias long
boon adopted by the makers of Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
They know what it can do and
they fjnarantce it. Your money
is promptly returned, if it fails to
benefit or cure in all diseases arising
from torpid liver or impure blood.
No better terms could be asked for.
No better remedy can be had.
Nothing elso that claims to be a
b'.ood-purilier is sold in this way
because nothing else is like the
"G. M. 1)." "
So positively certain is it in its
curative effects as to warrant its
makers in selling it, as they are do
ing, through druggists, on trial!
It's especially potent in curing
Tetter, Salt-rheum, Eczema, Ery
sipelas, Uoils, Carbuncles, Sore
Eyes, Goitre, or Thick Neck, and
Enlarged Glands, Tumors and
Swellings. Great Eating Ulcers
rapidly heal under its berign in
fluence. World's Dispensary Med
ical Association, C03 Main Street,
Buffalo, N. Y.
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODY ATT.
This tirm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
following celebrated M
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WIIEELonr
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS
And the ESTEY,"WESTERN COTTAGE and F R
KAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
- a i u.. nuc wi puinu .nuniai mt n cauuiFc. e nave in our tn.i'.i.yn fir-t t' r
y1,l'" HassBi jmm sj
The great Chicago Dry Goods House, are closing out their immense stock of
general merchandise at any sacrifice to close the business.
The following is an exact copy of a telegram received by AlcCABE BROS
on Monday evening last:
Chicago, 5:27, Dec. 1, 1891. -To L. S. McCabe, Rock Island. Ill:
you will make money to come immediately for goods at our closing price
StOCk POine VerV fast. H R Awivr. fnr 9tnrm X- Hill
Ar. AkCabe took the 1 1 : 1 train the same evening and was in Chicago the
ncAi inummg. i ne ioiiowing is out a partial list ot the results ot his trip:
100 lbs best quality knitting cotton, all colors, at 2c a ball.
60 pieces of black and cream Hercules trimming braid, 1 l-2c a vard.
300 gross agate buttons, 1 l-2c a gross.
IS gross white vegetable ivory buttons (for underclothing) at lc a dozen'
7 dozen 00 yard spool cotton, 2c per spool (less than half a cent per 10(
28 pieces (840 yards) corset jeans or drilling, 4 Mc, usual price 10c.
0 dozen ladies' ribbed vests at 14c each.
H dozen misses' grev ribbed vests. 12 l-2c each.
Men's Japanese silk handkerchiefs, elegant initials, at 17c, worth Ofo to
Ladies' embroidered silk handkerchief 1 9c, 48c, 50c and 75c, worth up to
90 pairs pure wool silver grey, blue grey, and delicate light grey bed blankets
all at $2,17 a pair, worth $4.50 and $5.00; remember all $237.
s?v pieces pure suk, picot edge moire ribbons, all No 9, at 8 l-2c a vard, usua
Big jobs in hosiery, underwear, gloves, buntings
bed blankets, bed comforts, farmers satin, and a
thousand items which we haven't the time to describe
Many of our best drives are not vet marked and
in stock, but will be got in shape and ready for sale
as early on Monday morning as possible.
It will pay you to visit our store every day this
The Biggest Bargains of the Year,
Best Usually Go First.