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the Daily rgus
JOHN W. POTT El
Tuesday, Febkubt 5, 1889.
Thi charity ball being an Invitation
affair, it waa not tho intention of the la
dies to attempt to diapose of tickets by
personal solicitation, rather depending
upon the generosity of the public to give
it a good substantial support But there
being so many who might not oare to at
tend the bail, and who at the same time
desire to assist the charitable enterprise.
a few of the ladies yesterday took a lim
ited number of tickets and volunteered to
dispose of tbetn. It is unnecessary to
say that they met with a liberal and
hearty response from the merchants.
While this method may not be especially
agreeable or pleasant, it is certainly at
tended with the most satisfactory results.
and in this case the end certainly justl
fles the means. The Arocb thinks the
ecelpta of. the entertainment will be
nuch mora gratifying if an effort is made
to sell the tickets in adrance.
In regard to progressive euchre, one of
our city pastors recently said in bis ser
mon "that a revival was needed in Rock
Island, when even a pastor and his wife
had beon invited to attend a progressive
euchre party." The good man evidently
felt insulted at being asked to participate
in so worldly a game. While it is a mtn
liter's as well as everybody else's privi
lege to accept or decline an invitation of
that character, we fail to see any very
serious objection in a pastor attending a
progressive euchre party if he feels so in
clined. It doesn't follow that he will
hsve to resort to dishonorable tactics
to win the first prize. In fact he can let
his partner do most of the playing and he
simply take in the tricks, as a great many
gentlemen do. It counts just as much as
though he made them himself. We guar
an tee that he will hear no profanity, and
that no one will insinuate anything if he
has a "lone hand" every time he deals.
His only discomfort may be when he re
turns home and discovers that he has in
dulged too freely in his hostess' coffee
and delicious salad. And then his sleep
will be only slightly disturbed by imag
ining that his partner has called for bis
"best," and that while he is going to the
deck for a trump, the bell rings, and his
opponnnts'say, "we'll see you later."
Thi Rev. Mr. Marquis, of the Broad
way Presbyterian chach, -delivered a se
vere diatribe against certain social
amusements, dancing in particular, in
bis sermon last Sunday evening. His re
marks were in harmony with Revs. Mel
drum and Leland on the preceding Sun
day, but mora exhaustive and censori
ous. His earnestness bordered on the
pathetic, and the appeals be made to his
congregation to renounce such frivolous
amusements undoubtedly made an im
pression for the time at least. Like his
brother ministers, the Aitocs thinks that
Mr. Marquis is a little too rigid and un
bending in his ideas on the subject of
social amusements, and if they desired to
make an attack on dancing they might
have postponed their remarks to some
future time and occasion than the chari
ty ball. The motives which actuated
this ball is certainly worthy and com
mendable, and one to which all good
citizens should lend their endorsement;
and the ladies of the hospital guild fee!
that they should not be selecto
ed as targets for the ministerial
shafts, when dance after dance has been
allowed to go unreproved. The Argus
admits that great harm may emanate
from certain dances, those where ques
tionable characters are allowed to par
ticipate, and where undue levity and
freedom is allowed. But in a select affair,
auch as the charity ball will be, we think
the dance is perfectly proper and admis
sible. While on this subject, however,
the Aitocs would like to fllo a protest
against the modern decree of Dame
Fashion, the decollete dress. Each year
sees it more pronounced, until at last
modesty has ceased to blush for its short
comings. Why sensible ladies will wear
these unbecoming and suggestive cos
tames is beyond understanding, and it is
hoped that the style will soon relapse into
that innocuous desuetude where it cer
BELLE STARR THE BANDIT.
A Fnilulni Terror port ml U liar Dmi
Fort Smith, Ark., Feb. 5. John Htarr, a
United States witness, reomved a telegram
from Eufala, I. T., yesterday that Belle Htarr
was killed three .Sunday night. Belle was
the wife of Cole Younger, and Jim Starr,
her second husliand, was shot down by the
side of Belle less than two years
ago. Belle Starr wan the taunt desperate
woman that ever figured on the borders. She
married Cole Younger directly after the war,
but left him and joined a band of outlaws that
operated in the Indian territory. She had
bean arrested for murder and robbery1 a score
of times, but always managod to escape.
Cowardly and Colil-Blmxlnd Murder.
Whkeuxo, VV. Va., Feb. 5. A cold-blooded
murder is reported from the little town
known as Mouth of Pigeon, in Rogan county.
The victim was John Chafer and the mur
derer a man named McNally. The two men
bad been on bad terms for some time past.
On Saturday they met and Chafers proposed
that they should henceforth be friends. Mc
Nally pretended to concur in this wish and
after a few minutes' conversation the two
shook hands and Chafers turned to walk
away whon McNally plunged a knife into his
back. The wounded man staggered and fell,
when McNally completed his work by coolly
cutting Chafers' throat A posse of men are
in pursuit of the murderer.
Tber la No End of Them.
WashincHo City, Feb. 5. Another can
didate for public printer has formally entered
the lists in the person of Ma J. A. H. S. Davis,
who during the last two or three years has
been Washington correspondent of the Min
A Million Dollars for Detroit.
Washing-Tom Citt, Feb. 5. The house
committee on public buildings and grounds
yesterday authorized a favorable report on a
bill to Increase the appropriation for the pub
lic building at Detroit, Mich., to tl,5o0,0W.
Is worth a column of rhetoric, said an
American statesman. It is a fact estab
lished by the testimony of thousands of
people, that Hood's Sarsaparilla does cure
scrofula, salt rheum and other diseases
or affoctions arising from impure state or
low condition or the blood. It also over
comes that tired feeling, oreatea a rood
appetite and gives strength to every part
oi toe system, i ry it. .
Buried Under Bricks.
The Wind Works Terrible Havoc
A TRIGHTTUL DISASTER IN OMAHA.
Half a Score of Persons Crushed by a Fall
ing Wall and Several of Them Die Hor
rible Death School Home Wrecked la
Hastings Seven Victims Lot Their
Lives, Some of Them Children Twenty-
four Drowned In a Collision at Sea.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 5 Max Meyers' three
story building at Farnam and Eleventh
streets, occupied by Darrow & Logan, Max
Meyer & Co.'s branch store, and 8. Seligman,
was burned out about a fortnight ago. The
roofless walls remained standing, and it was
intended to repair them and add a fourth
story. Yesterday the wind was blowing a
gale, and at 2 o'clock in the afternoon it
caught the east wall and blew down a portion
of it on the buildings adjoining, with a tre
The structure which caught the brunt of
the wreck was Max Meyer's two-story brick.
No. 1018 Farnam street. It was occupied on
the main floor by P. Borers' safe store, and
on the second story by D. C. Dunbar's en
graving and printing house. Adjoining on
the east was an old one-story frame, occupied
as a clothing store by K. Oisen.
There was no warning. A white puff of
crumbling mortar, the rattling of a few bits
oi plaster, and the crash of the wall followed
in quick succession. When the cloud of dust
blew away it revealed Dunbar's office crushed
flat The roof, walls and stock of Olson's
store were crushed to the ground. A shanty
in the rear, occupied by Mrs. Hengen, was
A fire alarm was sent In and the force was
called to the scene. The nromen with ropes
sought to pull down the walls on the other
side and give access to those imprisoned. The
street filled with curious people who did not
realize that any one waa hurt until they saw
men and women crawling out of the debris
and others, cut and limping, brought out by
the- firemen. The scenes then were heart
rending, and those who had friends in the
wreck could hardly be kept back. Moans
and tears were hoard and seen as the bodies
of the dead and wounded were brought out.
The ruins were crowded with business men
and men in all conditions of life, who worked
earnestly when they found an 0ening to save
toe lives or tee uulortuuates.
When the rescuers first arrived at the scene
the cries of Olson wore heard in the northeast
corner of the ruins. The rexcuers went to
work to save the unfortunate man. Every
cry from the dying man brought new hands
to the work of rescue. It required too much
time, and gradually the cries subsided. When
they reached him Olsen was dead. The body
of Mike Martin, Dunbars fireman, was taken
out from the ruins ui the vicinity of the boiler.
The body was roasted and mutilated, and
presented a shouting appearance. Miss Emma
Oliver, the stenographer for Dunbar, was
found about 2:3u, half an hour after the
wreck, lying between the safe and the wails.
One leg was broken, and she was severely
bruised and bad sustained a serious concussion
of the brain. She will die. Tom Huston, of
Dunbar's stereotyping department, was found
lying up near the boiler. His body was hor
ribly burned from head to foot, and his screams
could be beard for blocks, lie will probably
die. John Jackson, aged 17 years, was res
cued with a broken leg and other injuries.
Daniels, the driver for Hall's safe agency.
was taken out ladly bruised and injured in
ternally, but will recover. Two girls em
ployed by Dunbar fell from the second floor
and were severely bruised. Mrs. Hentren.
who Uved in the cottage in the rear of Olsen's
store, was buried under her own roof, but
was extricated after sustaining a broken rib.
Charles Ceesar, engraver, sustained a broken
leg just below the right knee, s
A list of the killed is as follows so far as
known: Mike Martin, fireman at Dunbar's;
f. Boyer, agent for Hall s Safe and Lock
company; E. Olsen, clothier; Lombard,
bookkeeper; Kudolph Mitchell, agent Equita
ble Insurance company. It is expected that
other bodies will be brought to light.
The loss in property as far as can be ascer
tained is: Max Mayer's building, 17,000; Bor
er's safe agency, $5,000; Dunbar's engraving
establishment, $-3,000; Owen's clothing house,
$5,000; Mrs. Hengen 's personal effects, etc.,
$1,000. As the fire insurance does not cover
cyclones, the loss will fall on the parties
whose business was destroyed.
A SCHOOL BUILDING WRECKED.
Seven Persons Receive Fatal Injuries at
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 6. A heavy gale pre
vailed all over Nebraska yesterday, starting
at 2 o'clock in the morning at Allium and
reaching Lincoln at about 9 o'clock a. m.
Considerable damage was done in the western
part of the state, buildings being unroofed
and trees blown down. At Arapahoe a num
ber of small buildings were blown down, but
no one injured. At Hastings the Central
school was aimofit totally wrecked, four per
son being so severely injured that recovery
is impossible, besides a large number slightly
injured. One of the pupils in the Hastings
school building was killed outright, one other
injured so that he will probably die, and the
teacher, Mini Aldrich, fatally injured. The
storm was widespread, but reports so far re
ceived confine the serious damage to the
places mentioned. Lincoln escaped with a
few cornices blown away and a few outbuild
ings overturned. . The storm was also an elec
trical disturbance, many watches in this city
stopping at about 9 o'clock in the morning.
DISASTERS IN GREAT BRITAIN.
A Collision at Sea Twenty-Fonr Drowned
Deadly Work of the Wind.
London, Feb. 5. The steamer Nereid col
lided with the British ship Klllochan, Capt
Manson, from Lyttleton, off Dungeness, Sun
day night, and both vessels went to the bot
tom in a very short time. Twenty four per
sona were drowned, including the captain of
the KiUochan. '
The details of the collision are extremely
heartrending. Both vessels sank within
three minutes of the collision, and those who
were not carried down with them found
themselves In water to cold as to benumb
them In a very short time. Many of those
rescued were unconscious when picked up,
and were with great difficulty revived, while
others were past resuscitation. The unfor
tunates taken on board the tug Red Rose
were immediately stripped and rubbed, and '
upon their arrival at Dover were rolled in
blankets and conveyed to the hospital A
number of those rescued will lose their fingers
or toes from the effect of frqpt-bites.
A furious gale swept over the British islet
Sunday evening, and many disasters are be
lng reported. The barracks of the Salvation
army at Derby was blown down while
meeting was in progress. Almost immedi
ately the debris took fire from the stoves and
began burning fiercely. A boy of ,14 was
killed and his body burned, but the other oc
cupants of the barracks succeeded in escaping
from the fire, though many of them were
seriously and some perhaps fatally injured
by the falling beams, etc.
At Bolton a large stone became detached
from the ceiling of the church of the Holy
Infant and fell upon the head of a school
girL killing her Instantly and horribly crush
ing her body.
At Fudsley, Yorkshire, the spire of the
Congregational church waa blown down and
crashed through the roof. There was an av
erage attendance of worshipers in the build
ing at the time, and many of them were hurt
by flying splinters, glass, etc., but no one wai
killed. The escape of most of the congrega
tion from instant death Is regarded as mirac
ulous, as the roof waa completely wrecked
and the interior of the church filled with
broken timbers and stones.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
They Don't Get to Work Tery Vigorously
After a Day Off.
BPluxoriXLD, Ills., Feb. 5. There were
fifteen Republicans and two Democrats In the
chamber when the senate was called to order,
yesterday afternoon. Bills were introduced
requiring the fa of insurance policies to be
paid losers by f re, that liquor license money
in cities and to ma shall go into the county
treasury, and t at members of the assembly
shall be paid $8 per day for the first 100 dayi
of the session, a ter that $2 per day, and shall
forfeit a day's pty for every day absent with
out leave. The eople on the Mississippi river
are objecting to the Chicago drainage buL
Indianapolis, Feb. 5. There was no quo
rum present in t ither house of the legislature
yesterday until lifter noon. The senate passed
the anti-trust bid making all trusts, combina
tions and agreements unlawful where the ob
ject is to ad vanes the price of the commodity
or goods. The bill imposes heavy penalties
ana mates tne property of the individuals
subject to any lies that may occur through
the acts of the pool. The house adopted the
resolution for an Investigation of the insane
hospital finances, to see if John E. SulliVan
has stolen any of the funds.
A CANADIAN VIEW OF IT.
Comments of it Montreal Paper on the
Montreal, Feb. 5. The Gazette, speaking
officially of the rejection of the extradition
treaty bill in the United States senate, says
"The legislative body of a law-loving com
munity practical y dec-lares that there are
offenses it does not desire to see punished
wnen committed against the peace and citi
zens of a fnendly power. There could hardly
be a more extra irdinnry exhibition of dis
regard of public nteresrs. The United States
senate ha? not only relieved Great
Britain and (Canada of responsibility
for too numerous failures of justice in con
nection with a growing class of crime within
its own country, and so encouraged it, but it
has done au act t lat gives direct countenance
to would-be murlerers, who, operating from
headquarters in tiie United States, have time
and again endaru ered the lives of hundred!
of innocent victims in attempting to destroy
public legislative and other buildings of Great
.Britain. Moodier s and dynamiters may now
oe at ease."
What BM1ID0 of th Mnnnf
Chicago, Feb. 5. The death-bed confessioc
of Ella Schwartz, wife of Harry Schwartz,
the brakeman, I ow serving a sentence ir
Joiiet prison for complicity in the great Rock
Island train robbery and the murder of Ex
press Messenger N ichols, is made public here.
According to her :4atement her hushand cmvt
her $13,500 of the stolen money concealed ir
caru-iugB sneus. i nis money, it is alleged ir
the confession, was, after Schwartz's arrest
delivered to Lawysr TV. P. Bowman, of Phil
adelphia, who can e here to defend Schwartz.
No trace of this money has ever been secured.
A telegram from Philadelphia says that Mr.
Bowman, upon bring shown the confession,
indignantly deniec that he received a cent oi
The Minister Visit Gen. Harrison.
Indianapolis, leb. 5. Forty members oi
the Ministerial ass iciation of this citv.
in a body on Gen. Harrison yesterday, and
presented the pres: dent-elect With an address
expressive of theL- cordial esteem and affeo
tion. Gen. Harris jn thanked the minister:
for their visit and their friendly expression oi
interest, after whi h a half hour was spent ir
social chat The president-elect had a num
ber of other visitois, the most prominent !
ing Congressman Steele, of this state; L. E.
Parsons, of Birmin ?ham, Ala.; Maj. Glover,
of Georgia, and th ee other Georgians. Tht
visit of Congressman Steele is believed tc
have had reference to the cabinet
An Unreliable Ex-Senator.
Philadelphia, Feb. 5. Mrs. Mary R.
Fleniinjwyesterday brought suit against ex
United States Senator John J. Patterson for
breach of promise. The plaintiff claims $50,
000 damages. She alleges that in November,
13S5, the defendant promised to marry her.
She says the marriage at his suggestion wai
repeatedly postporw-d until June, 1SST, when
he ceased correspondence with her. Miss
Fleming also avert, that the defendant en
tered into an engagement of marriage with
Jane Barron, of Hollidaysburg, and also
broke his entratrement with hr whan u
erward married Mildred Frank, of Wauke-
sna, v is.
The Montreal Carnival Opened.
Montreal, Feb 5. The ice carnival
opened yesterday w .th great eclat The eov-
ernor general and puty opened the ice palace
at 8:30 p. m. Thei-e were speeches by dis
tinguished truest. A vast rrmnl rihuauwl
the ceremonies in th 3 palace, which was brill
iantly illuminated wth electric lights. To
bogganning and am w-shoeinir am frnintr nn
all over the city. A great many people from
tne states are present
Disastrous Fir In Burlington, Is.
Bt-RLINOTON, la.. Feb. 5 The three-storr
brick building oec lpied by F. O Adams, a
nooi ana snoe manufacturer, together with a
large sUek and vali able machinery, was to
tally destroyed by fire Sundav nic-ht I.OO.
$175,000; insurance, $113,000. The cause oi
the fire is supposed t have been Sontaneout
Prompt Trial ftr AUeg-ed Election Crooks.
Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Judge Woods has
ordered that all persons under indictment
and who have been arrested, lie required tc
appear in open com t to plead to the indict
ments returned agt inst them on or before
Feb. It, and that the docket be made up and
cases set down for tr al on and after Feb. 19.
Sullivan Ra-ferees a Fight.
Boston, Feb. 5.-Joe Lannon, of South
Boston, and George Godfrey (colored), of this
city, heavy-weight pugilists, fought with
four-ounce gloves las-, night for $1,000 at the
Cribb club. Sullivan was referee. Fifteen
rounds, were fought and the fight was de
clared a draw.
Harvester Works Go Cnder.
Winona, Minn., Feb. 5. The harvester
works, through W. J Whipple, assigned yes
terday. Assets, $125,000; liabilities, $185,000,
of vrhich about $100,000 is due local creditors.
ONE MORE WOMAN MURDERED,
Her Dastardly Lover Blowing His Own
Brains Ont Immediately.
Chicago, Feb. 5. John Dempsey, aged 38
years, employed as engineer in Hibbard,
Bartiett & Spencer's wholesale grocery estab
lishment, shot and iistantly killed Maude
Lellan, aged 25 yeard, on the steps of West
minster Presbyterian church at 8 o'clock last
night and then killed himself. Miss Lellan
was a chambermaid ia the Illinois Eye and
Ear Infirmary and her parents live in Pictou
county, Ontario. Very little is known of the
cause that led to the tragedy. From a letter
found on the body of the woman it would
seem that Dempsey w anted her to leave the
city with him and tha; she refused to go. She
met him by appointment, .and after walking
about two blocks with him, and upon reach
ing the church steps, Iiempsey shot her iu the
head and then stepped to the curb-stone and
put a bullet through b s own brain.
The Dully Chi Mfeo Ubel Suit.
Chicago, Feb. 5. A suit for libitl against
The Chicago Daily Ne vs company was begun
yesterday by the Kinney Tobacco company,
of New York, damaje being claimed for
$100,000. The plaint! fs are cigarette manu
facturers, and an alleged analysis of their
goods with other brands was published by
The News with head-lines referring to the
cigarettes as "full of filth, chips, sand, and
Having Some Winter East.
Lkwistowit, Me., lVb. 5. The mercury
was reported 40 dogreei below zero yesterday
morning at Rangely.
PlXttsbcro, N. Y., Feb. 5. The mercury
registered 88 degrees telow zero at Saranac
lake yesterday mornini;; 88 below at Platte
burg; 33 below at Chainplain.
Had Been Left i t Home Drunk.
Lapobts, Iud.t Feb. 5. Sunday night, at
Bpringville, this count;', Frank Led yard was
burned to death, it u' supposed by falling
down while carrying a lamp. He was intox
icated, and had been le t alone by bis family,
who had gone to churc l
Fear for m llrltlsh Ship. -
Glasoow, Feb. 5. It is feared that the
British ship Bay of Cat is, which left Sydney,
XT. a W., Oct 20, is lost She was bound
for San Francisco, and has not been heard
from. Asargepremiun has been off ered to
reinsure the vessel.
Opposed to J. C. New.
Not a Favorite for a Cabinet
AMONG THE CAPITAL REPUBLICANS.
A Proposal to Write a Protest to Gen. Har
rlson Doesn't Meet with Encouragement
Wlndom's Kasne Now Mentioned Also
Whitelaw field's A Few Little Places
That Are Open In March and April
Proeeedlng-s In Congress.
WrA8MNGT0N City, Feb. 5. Recent ad
vices from Indianapolis have pointed so
strongly to the selection of John C New for
secretary of the treasury that the matter has
become a subject of uneasiness among poli
ticians at the capital. For some reason quite
a numlier of them, including well-known sen
ators, have a prejudice against New, and
among themselves have expressed the opinion
tnat the nomination, for that place at least,
would be a grave mistake. The extent of the
opposition may be judged from the
fact that yesterday two senators, bav
lng previously sounded their associates,
moved about among their party friends in
the senate requesting them to join in a writ
ten communication to the president-elect
urging him not to appoint tew. They were
informed that their mission had the sym
pathy of those whom they canvassed, but the
general reply was a declination to sign the
document for the reason that a similar pro
test against Blame was wholly disregarded
by Mr. Harrison, and they said they did not
care to have any more to say about the com
position of the cabinet.
A telogram from Indianapolis says: There
are many rumors on the cabinet situation,
and they multiply faster than the seven-year
locusts of Egypt The best opinion here is
that Blaine will be secretary of state, William
Windom of the treasury. Rusk of war, and
Wanamaker for the navy, with Evarts as
attorney general There is also talk of
Whitelaw Reid for one of the portfolios.
MUCH TALK, NOTHING DONE.
Numerous Measures Itobated In Congress,
but Little Accomplished.
Washington City, Feb. 5. Sherman in
troduced a resolution in the senate yesterday
proposing an inquiry into the expediency of
purchasing Beierstadt's pictures four in
liumlxr of scenes in the Yoeemito vhlley.
The pictures are now in the White House.
Stoekl.ridge presented a letter from President
Ledyard, of the Michigan Central railway,
protesting against giving the secretary of
war the power to prevent the erection of
bridges over navigable streams, as proposed
in the river and harbor bilL Evarts reported
the testimony taken in the Texas bulldozing
cases and a resolution directing the elections
committee to revise the existing election laws
so as to more fully protect voters in their
rights. Sherman's anti-trust bill came up,
was briefly discussed and laid aside and then
the Pacific railway funding bill was consid
ered, some dates changed, and Mitchell moved
to recommit the bill because it does not in
clude the Central Pacific. He was speaking
to his motion when he yielded for adjourn
ment, which took place at 5 p. m.
Payson opened the day in the house by fili
bustering against the consideration, under
susMii!ion of the rules, of the Union Pacific
funding bill, which he said should be dis
cussed fully and opportunity for amendment
given. The house refused to recede from its
amendments to the interstate commerce act,
and ordered further conference. The senate
amendments to the diplomatic bill were non
concurred in, and the conference report on
the Nicaragua canal bill debated but no action
taken, and at 4:45 recess was taken until 7:30.
At the evening session bills were passed to
allot lands in severalty to the Oneida Indians
in Wisconsin and the Peorias and Mis mis in
Indian territory. So much objection was
raised to the bill to acquire the Sioux reserva
tion in Dakota that it was withdrawn, and
the house adjourned.
Asking Protection Against tho Vandal.
Washington City, Feb. 5. Hoar laid be
fore the senate yesterday a petition asking of
congress protection for the ancient and cele
brated ruin, Casa Grande, an ancient temple
of pre-historic age and of the greatest ethno
logical and scientific interest, in Pinal coun
ty, near Florence, Arizona. The petitioners
say that more damage has been done to this
ruin by visitors during the past eleven years
than in the S50 years preceding. One of the
petitioners is Oliver Wendell Holmes and the
petition is accompanied by an autograph let
ter from John O. Whittier endorsing it.
The German Proposal Arrives.
Washington City, Feb. 5. Count Arco,
the German minister, called at the state de
partment yesterday and submitted the outline
of a proposition just received by mail from
Prince Bismarck? In it the German govern
ment proposes a resumption at Berlin of the
conference begun here In June, 1887, and
which terminated last July, with a view to
the settlement of Samuan matters and the
preservation of the autonomy of the govern
ment of those islands, The United States,
Germany, and Great Britain are to be repre
sented in the conference.
The Pwrifle Railways and Their Debt.
Washington Citt, Feb. 5. Frye said yes
terday, while explaining the Pacific railway
funding bill, that the Union Pacific waa a
solvent corporation, and could pay the gov
ernment what it owed on reasonable terms
and in reasonable time; but the Central Pa-
ciflo could never pay its debt except on very
easy terms. Mitchell thought that for that
very reason the Central Pacific case was the
moet important, and should be included in
the proposed legislation.
Indignant Over O'Brien's Treatment.
Washington Citt, Feb. 6. The T. M.
Healy branch, Irish National league, Sunday
night adopted resolutions of indignation at
"the barbarous treatment inflicted on the
noble patriot, William O'Brien by the min
ions of the Tory government of England,"
and declaring that "such a hero in the cause
of free speech and home rule deserves the
sympathy and material aid of all liberty
Objections to Sherman's Anti-Trust BJ1L
. Washington City, Feb. 5. During the
debate yesterday in the senate on Sherman's
anti-trust bill, George declared that its pro
visions would apply to temperance societies
and farmers who agreed not to sell produce
below certain prices. He said that he would
offer amendments looking to the suspension
or reduction of import duties on the articles
as to which trusts are formed.
Facetious John Smith of Washington.
Washington Citt, Feb. 5. The presiding
officer laid before the senate yesterday a pe
tition from an alleged citizen of Washington
territi ry, signing himself John Smith, asking
that the appropriation for the erection of a
court house in Whitman county be increased
oo $2 (0,000, and that an appropriation be
made also to "build a balloon to get down into
the county seat."
riuma That Ripen Iu the Spring.
Washington Citt, Feb. 8. The commis
sions of the postmasters at the following
presidential offices in the west will expire
during March and April: Iowa Davenport,
Dubuque, Clarlnda, Waverly; Illinois
Charleston, Bloomington, Galesburg; Indi
ana South Bend, Greencastle, Indianapolis;
Wisconsin Stevens Point; Michigan Mount
Our Cltlsea Soldiery.
Washington City, Feb. 5. The secretary
of war transmitted to congress yesterday au
abstract of the militia force of the United
States, organized and unorganised. The re
port shows that the aggregate organised
strength is divided as follows: Commissioned
officers, 8,897; enlisted men, 98,100; number
available for military duty, unorganised,
In the single industry of Iron and
steel in this country 87,750 men are em
ployed, who receive two weeks $989,900
in wages, or t28,487,5001 year.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1889.
Takes Many Forms Over the
Bier of Rudolf.
DETAILS OF k DOUBLE TRAGEDY
Given In Two Different Ways Alleged
Sacrifice of a Beautiful Woman as Part
of the Drama Berlin Newspapers Dis
cussing the Samoan Affair The Xros
Chancellor Not To lie Scared Knappe
To Bo RoeaJled Irish News.
London, Feb. 5. Another sensational
story relative to the death of the Austrian
crown prince comes from Brussels. It is as
serted that the crown prince became entan
gled in an affair of honor with a high Aus
trian family and that it was decided that the
prince and a son of the family in question
shoujd fight a duel on the so-called "American
pan," according to which method dice are
thrown to see which of the duellists shall
commit suicide. The dice were thrown and
Rudolf lost. The time specified for the sui
cide of the loser was three months and at the
expiration of that period the crown prince
fulfilled his engagement and took his own Ufa.
The fact that during the time mentioned Ru
dolf was apparently preparing for his com
ing death seems to give color to the foregoing
Advices from private sources of informa
tion in Vienna give some startling facts in re
gard to the beautiful baroness who committed
suicide about the same time that the crown
prince met his death. The husband of the
lady and her brother are said to have con
fronted her with indisputable proof of the
knowledge of a liaison !etween herself' and
Archduke Rudolf. She was then urged by
her husband, who is as proud a noble as the
empire boasts, and also by her brother, to re
deem her fault in their eyes by taking her
Ufa The husband is said to have told her
that if she refused to follow this advice he
would shoot the archduke dead as readily as
he would his own gamekeeper under similar
circumstances, and that he would publish her
shame at court by proclaiming it to Francis
Joseph and the court dignitaries.
Tho poor woman, cowod at tlie thought of
disgrace which would blight ber proud na
ture and believing that by acceding to the de
mands of her infuriated husband she would
retain her honor before the world and save
the life of the crown prince, for whom she
seems to have had a passionate regard, ac
ceded to hor husband's desire and took a dose
of poison before bis eyes, her brothur looking
Another story Is from a correspondent tele
graphing from Brussels, who Hsurts that
when Prince Rudolfs room was forced open
a beautiful Bohemian lady of rank was found
lying dead on the floor with a bullet wound
in her head, the prince having first shot ber
and then himself. . The story finds credence
GERMAN PRESS ON SAMOA.
Harbor of Paira-Pairo Pendleton's
III Health Germany Serene.
Berlin. Feb. 5. Commenting uoon th
action of the United States senate in votino- a
credit for a coaling station at Pago-Pago, the
ftational Zeitune SSVS: "America nhtAinttl
the right to establish a coaling station from
Malietoa, but she did not take advantage of
the privilege within the specified time. The
establishment of a station now would appear
to be an American nrotest sainut IWnun
annexation." "As for the rest, defi
ant speeches in America will just as little
provoke Germany to take any unwarrantable
step as thev will urevent her maintainintr hr
t he North German Gazette says: "Even if
there is no reason to deny the statement that
Secretarv Bavard sent inKtnirinnc Mr
Pendleton, it is certain that the latter has
made no overtures whatever to the German
government. On vriint nf ill-V.
Pendleton has not called at the foreign office
for months, and since he resumed his duties
some weeks ago he has not been the bearer of
any official communication whatever from
his government about the Samoan matter.
snoma not oe surprised ir next month,
when Mr. Harrison enters office, somebody
else be appointed to represent America here."
London. FVh X Tlu IWIi
v .' A-!rvuJ-
ent of The Daily Telegraph says it is certain
tnat toe uerman consul at bamoa will be re
moved. Prince Bismarck is extrMnolv an
noyed by the consul exceeding his instruc
tions. Empress Frederick Distressed.
London. Feb. 5. The Empress Frederick
is much distressed by the publication of the
Bismarck article in The Contemporary Re
view, and is particularly indignant that the
authorship or inspiration thereof should have
been ascribed to her. She denies all knowl
edge of the article prior to its publication,
and is reported to have said that had she been
aware of the intention of its author to publish
it all the influence that she might have pos
sessed would have been used in the direction
of preventing its appearance.
Protesting for Editor O'Brien.
London, Feb. 5. Hundreds of meetings to
protest against the treatment which William
O'Brien is receiving in Cloninel jail are being
held in all parts of the country, and are at
tended by all classes of people. The move
ment is gaining strength daily.
The Liberals are arranging for a monster
petition to the queen, urging ber majesty, in
view of the changes in public sentiment indi
cated by the recent bye-electious, to dissolve
The Crash to Ylew Rudolfs Body.
Veenna, Feb. 5 In spite of the efforts
made to prevent crowding among the people
who flock to view the body of the late Crown
Prince Rudolf, twenty women were severely
injured yesterday by being crushed in the
solid mass of humanity eager to look upon
the face of the dead heir.
Plots Against the French Ministry.
Pabjs, Feb. & The opportunists are act
ively plotting to bring about the overthrow
of the Floquet ministry. M. DeFreycinet
has held an interview with Gen. Boulanger,
and offered him a seat in the cabinet which
the former expects to form in the future.
A Royal Betrothal Possible.
Rome, Feb. 5. The Tribuna prints a ru
mor stating that a betrothal of Prince Eman
uel, eldest son of the duke of Aosta and a
nephew of King Humbert, to Archduchess
Margaret, daughter of Archduke Charles
Louis of Austria, is possible
Sank with All on Board.
London, Jan. 5. News is received from
the PhiUiptne islands that the Spanish
steamer Remus hss sunk with all her passen
gers off oue of the islands.
Balfour Fears Assassination.
DCBLiir, Feb. 5. Owing to threats at the
Phoenix park meeting Sunday, the park
police and Ealfour's guard have been
Home from m Three-Tear Crolso.
Niw York, Feb. S. After an absence of
over three yean in the waters of China and
Japan, the United States man-of-war Juanita
arrived home yesterday morning and was
detained at quarantine as a precautionary
measure. The cruiser came back via the
Sues canaL The last port sue touched was
St. Thomas, where she called in January for
coal and fresh water. The Juanita is com
manded by W. C Wise, has a crew of 18 of
ficers and 205 men, and an armament of
eight guns. -
Hills boro, EL, Feb. A The White-Caps
have begun operations in this section. No
tices were found posted up Sunday morning
in different parts of the city warning John
Card, a hotel proprietor of this place, that be
must pursue a different course if he would
not fall a victim of White-Caps' vengeance.
The' mysterious notices have created great
alarm and excitement Mr. Card declares
that if tbe White-Caps undertake toxecute
their threats be will give them a warm re
ception. Sobfcrib for th Dally Argua.
The United States supreme court has ad
journed until Monday, March 4.
The banking firm of J. V. Knapp at Mar
quette, Mich., has failed. The liabilities are
said to be $30,000.
Seven blocks of buildings were destroyed
by fire at Antwerp, N. Y., Sunday night,
causing a loss of 175,000.
"Bill" Sullivan, keeper of a den near Ash
land, Wis., was sentenced Monday to two
years in the state penitentiary.
The comptroller of the currency has au
thorised the First National bank of Fort Mad
ison, la., to begin business with a capital of
Nolan Elkins, of Columbus, Ind., took poi
son Sunday night because his mother object
ed to the girl be wanted to marry. He will
The New York street car strike is on its
last legs. The cars are running on all the
lines and the strikers are in many instances
applicants for work.
Gibson introduced in the senate Monday a
bill to authorize tbe Southern Bridge and
Railway company to bridge the Mississippi
river at New Orleans.
Opinion in Washington, based on advices
from Indianapolis, points to Congressman
Thomas, of Illinois, as President Harrison's
secretary of the nary.
Mrs. Mary H. Fisko, a lady well known for
her excellent work as a journalist, story
writer and dramatist, died at her home in
New York Monday of pneumonia.
William Travis, a milkman of Detroit, is
under arrest charged with shooting off his
own hand so as to get his accident insurance,
last September. He got about $4,000.
The strike throughout the coke region was
a failure. Nearly all of the works started up
Monday. A number of the strikers failed to
get employment, as their services were no
longer need d. j
Work was resumed Monday at nearly all
of the coal mines along the Monongahela
river. By the starting up of the works nearly
5,000 men will be given employment They
resume work at 3 cents a bushel the same
rate in effect before the shut-down.
. A congress of labor is to be held in Paris in
the latter part of next August while the
Paris Exposition is in full swing. Its object is
to organize an international union and it will
be attended by men who hold every shade of
opinion from the red Anarchist to the most
conservative labor reformer.
Those Iowa Bates.
Chicago, Feb. 5. The railway uieu here
are much disturbed about Judge Brewer's
decision in the Iowa cases, and say such a
pulling down of rates as proposed in the Iowa
schedule will work certain disaster to the
roads, as it will, they say, affect the rates in
the entire west, because of the interstate law.
i ne tanu or tue lowa commissioners cuts a
big hole in the present rates. For in
stance, on first class freight the present
rate is due, the commissioners' 34c; second
class 3A3c and U0. 4c, third class 84.5c and 16c,
fourth class 19c and 12c, and fifth class 15.2
and 8.4c. On articles not classified the differ
ence is about the same, the rate on wheat
being reduced from 11c per 100
pounds to 8.1c; corn and other
grain from 10c to 6.75c; lumber from 9.8
to 6.3 rente; cattle from $22 to $31.16 per oar;
nogs trom to 713.15 per car. The above
rates are all based on a haul of $100 miles and
vary according to distance On an averajre
the rates fixed by tbe commissioners are about
b0 per cent lower than those now in effect
and are fully 20 per cent lower than the Illi
nois commissioners rates.
Editor M-ndt Still Alive.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 5. News from
Mount Horeb, the scene of the attempted as
sassination of Editor G. G. Mandt is to the
effect thRt Ed Meron, the constable of that
place, found a pair of boots about a quarter
of a mile east of the Mount Horeb station
Sunday evening. It is thought the boots
may prove a clue to the assassin, as they
seem to fit the tracks found about Mandt's
house. Mr. Mandt still holds his own. His
lungs were not penetrated and be may recov
A Fatal Mistake.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 6. Mrs. James C.
Stead, of 46 Kent avenue, took a decanter
from the sideboard Saturday evening which
she supposed contained wine. She drank a
glassful and then fell to the floor writhing in
agony. It was found she had taken five
ounces of acetic acid in mistake. She died
Fatal Accident to a Coasting Party.
Lawrence. -Mass.. Feh 5 A
party consisting of William F. Fuller, his
wue, ana tares mends, ran into a stone wall
while coastilltr in Methuen last nierhti Mrs
Fuller sustained compound fractures of the
Knee and tnign, and may not survive. Mr.
ruuer was pernaps lataiiy injured.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington Crrr. Feb. The indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yesterday are
as follows: tor Indiana and Illinois Rain:
turning into snow, followed by fair, much
colder weather; hii?h northwesterly winds.
For Michigan and Wisconsin Clearing, much
colder weather; northwesterly winds. For
Iowa Fair, much colder weather, followed by
rising temperature; variable winds.
Death of Judge Merrick.
Washington Citt, Feb. 5. Judge Mer
rick, of the District liench, who has been sick
for several weeks, died last evening. Judge
Merrick was a native of Maryland. His
father, the late William D. Merrick, was
United States senator from Maryland from
1SSS to lS4.il.
The Money In Circulation.
Washington Citt, Feb. 5. The treasury
dprtai-tmf.n mnntlilv ,fOTii1a?inn .f .i ........
shaws a net increase of $2,065,750 in circula
tion during the month of January past The
total amount of money of all kinds in circula
tion on Feb. 1 Li placed at $l,40"J,51S,69i
Chicaqo. leb. 4.
Following were the quoaratlon on the
board of trade to-day: Wheat No. 2 March,
opened , closed W?6c; May, opened K8c,
closed $1.00: July, opened Wc, closed 90Vc.
Corn No. 2 March, opened 3W4c, closed 35$c;
April, opened , closed UJc; May, opened
closed iHc. OaU-No. 2 March,
opened , closed 36c; May. opened and
closed 2T4c. Pork-Marrh.opened closed
$llJ5iri May, opened $11.56, closed $11.7".
Lard-March, opened $874 closed $..
The Union stock yards reports the following
prices: Hogs Market opened active but
prices 5c lower; later best grades selling at
Saturday's figures; lifrht grades, $I.Tu4.95;
roll 1? h DRi-klnt- a4.VKf.l1yl- nir1 I.., 1 M
4.6U; heavy packing and shipping lots, $4.00$
.ou. viwe vtean; ueeves. pir to extra,
$3.00f&4.7l; bulk. M.T5tol.lO; cows, $1.GU&.'.90;
stockers and feeders, $2.10&3.40. Sheep
Firm; muttons. $3.au&&.U); bulk, $i.0U&4Ji0;
Produce: Butter-Fancy Elgin creamery,
!3aj per lb.; fancy dairy, ll7c; packing
stock, i:iltic. Eggs Strictly fresh hUd, L5&
lusc; ice-house stock not wanted. Dressed
poultry-Chickens, 78c per pound: turkeys,
10211c; ducks, 103,11c. geese, $o.50&7.00 per
dos. Potatoes Choice Burbanks, 81jBo per
bu.; Beauty of Hebron, aKaSto; Early Hose, Sue;
sweet potatoes. tl.7jQrf.u0 per bbl. Apples
Choice greenings, $1.5-3Ltii per bbl. Craa
berries S6.0Wa.30 per bbl.
New Tobk, Feb. 4.
Wheat Irregular; No. 1 red state, $1.08;
No. 2 do, W4c: No. 2 red winter March,
Wc: do ApriL K$c; do May. 8ejo. Corn
Steady; No. 2 mixed cash, 4&Hc: do February,
44Mc: do March. 44c do April, 4SMc Oats
Steady; No. 1 white state, Wc; No. 2 do,
82c; No. 2 mixed i'sbruary, 3140; do March,
KUc Rra- fhilt tUrlv iji.iuf pir
Quiet; new mess, $13.0X3 13.. Lard-Dull:
,A-1 a w 1 .w. -
counurjr rn.ua marcu, aia.
Live Stock: Cattle-Declined 10c V 100 ts be
fore the close: common to prime native steers,
$3.SU34.0: extra do, $0u5;ir,: bulla and dry
cows. $2.uoa8JS Sheep-Dull, weak, and lower?
oiCnary to prime sheep, $4.15-50 y 100 t,,.
BOE SBXAsTD. .
Kay Upland prairie, $7.
n-7 -nmwuij Dw S7I&S.U0.
Hsy-WUd, $6:00$ j.
Turnips 16c. "
Oosl-oftlls:aaid se.on -OordWooa
Oak, $.; Hickory. $0.
American wagons bare th market in
South America, and tho Anari
barrow Is to t met with in every dot-
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