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THjS BOflK TSITAyP AR3T75 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, IRR9.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
SATURDAY, FEBBCABT 9, 18r9.
Tec Rock Island minister thou Id now
direct their attention to tbe inaugural
ball and then is no charity connected
8BCRETAKY OF STATE PEARSON h&S
given tbe p. b. to a couple of Springfield
colored men who have had positions at
the state house and imported a couple of
coons from abroad to fill their places.
This does not set well on the stomach of
the colored clubs of this city who paraded
o terrifically during the last campaign.
Th Courier Journal says: "The inau
guration ball question might be com
promised by -stopping the ball and al
lowing 'Lige Hal ford to go out and dance
a hoe-down in front of the capitol. Thus,
whatever wickedness there may be in
dancing would come upon Mr. Halford,
who, toeing well paid, might afford to
take upon himself the opening sin of the
new administration. "
Two French gentlemen are construct
log a terrestrial globe for the exposition
of 1889, on the scale of one millionth. It
will be thirteen meters in diameter and
forty meters in circumference, and a kil
ometer will be represented on it by a
millimeter. Paris will occupy a space
about a square centimeter. It is believed
that tbe contemplation of this object,
whose size is a measureable fraction of
that ot the earth, will help, better than
any other existing apparatus, to convey a
realization of terrestrial magnitudes and
LT. FREDERICK SCHWATKA.
A New Expedition ladrr Comnu of
the rsatu Explorer Put Ac
aapliahaaeota r the Daring Trav
The A Rous of last Monday spoke of
the presence in the city on his way to
new fields of exploration in Old Mexico,
of the former Rock Island citizen, Lt.
Frederick Schwatka, of Arctic fame.
Today's lntr-Octan gives the following
additional information of interest re
There has just left tbe city of Chicago
an expedition tnat within a month or two
will probably accomplish results which
will bring it before tbe American people
as one of considerable importance. This
is an expedition into tbe northern part of
oia Mexico, commanded by Mr. Fred
erick Schwatka, tbe Arctic and Alaskan
explorer and traveler. lie was born in
Galena, in tbis state. Sept. 20, 1849. He
removed to Oregon with bis parents in
1858, and in 186? received an appoint
ment to the United Stated Military Acad
emy from that state, gnduHtiag in 1871.
lie served in tbe Third United States
cavalry from that year uotil 1834. wben
he resigned to enter civil life. From June,
1878, until September, 1930, he was in
command of tbe Franklin search party in
the Arctic, which accomplished tbe
longest sledge journey in tbe world,
3,251 miles in length and occupying 11
months and 20 days in its duration. It
experienced tbe coldest temperature ever
recordod by white men traveling in the
field, the 8d of January, 1880, a day on
which the party moved camp twelve
miles, showing 7 1 degrees below zero
(Fahrenheit), or 103 degrees below freez
iog point. This was also the first expe
dition to travel through the whole of an
Arctic winter. It buried a large number
of Sir John Franklin's dead and
brought back the remains of one officer
of that ilMated expidition which were
bnried In Dean cemetery, Edinburgh,
Scotland, with the most imposing funeral
ceremonies ever seen in that city. It
cleared up all that remained of the Frank
lin mystery, burying their dead, bringing
home important records and relics, and
establishing the Ions of the main records
beyond all reasonable doubt. Books de
scriptive of tbis expedition were pub
lished in the United States England.
Scotland, France, Germany, Italy and
Austria by different authors.
Schwatka's second expedition was for
the government, in Alaska, along tbe
Yukon river. Hiring seventy-five to
eighty Indian porters on the Pacific coast,
he bad them carry his effects on their
backs across tbe mountains to the bead
of the Yukon river, where tbe porters
were discharged. Here his party built a
raft and floated down the great stream
on it for 1.305 miles, the longest record
ed raft journey in the world. The upper
500 miles of tbe great stream was un
known until mapped by this expedition.
Here tbey shot a number of rapids ag
gregating five to six miles in length,
sailed and rowed across 130 miles of lakes
in their cumbersome craft of 42 feet in
length and 16 in breadth, and altogether
were nearly two-months on this primi
tive vessel built of spruce logs. By this
expedition tbe Yukon river got Its first
map, showing it to be 2.045 miles in
length, navigable for 1.866 miles, and
one of tbe most important of the world.
Schwatka's third expedition was for
New York Timet in Alaska, among tbe
Mount St. Elias Alps, in and around tbe
base of tbe great mountain the highest
in North America from which the snowy
range takes its name. The Agassiz Gla
cier, the largest in the temperate regions,
was named and outlined by this party,
this enormous mass of ico covering over
1,000 miles of territory. Mount St. Elias
was ascended for over 7,000 feet, tbe
highest ascent ever made above tbe snow
level, which here reaches to its base.
Schwatka holds medals from the Paris
Geographical society, tbe oldest and
largest society of the kind in tbe world,
tbe Imperial Geographical society of Rus
sia, and others; while he is honorary and
corresponding member of the Bremen
Geographical society, tbe Swiss Geo
grapical society, the Royal Italian, etc.
The new (and fourth) expedition is in
to the northern part of Old Mexico, so
long held by the warlike tribes of moun
tain Apaches, and for which reason they
have been practically unexplored coun
try, over which pen and pencil will now
go for the first time in a thorough search,
to give tbe world a benefit of what is
known . The party goes over the Santa
Fe route to the southwest, where it will
Mrs. Schwatka accompanies her hus
band on this expedition.
It is reported that famine threatens
northern Russia, but it is a certainty that
minions oi colds win be botbenng Amer
lean people tbis winter. Against famine
there ia no protection, but for every cold
mere is a bottle of Dr. Bull s cough ty
is Tit Cant loans. '
Every Tuesday evening during Febru
try the Rock Island Building Association
will hold meetings to dispose of Its Jur
plus fond at nominal premium!. '
. E H. Getter, Secretary.
- Over a thousand women and girls are
employed in making barbed wire in the
Fltttburg iron mills.
Put Yery Pertinently
A Few Suggestions from Bay
ard to Bismarck,
LATE CORRESPONDENCE ON SAMOA.
Tha Secretary Taken the Chancellor l.'p la
Way That He Will Probably Deiplne
Proceedings at the 1887 Conference Made
Public Dee Moines River Settler t.lvea
Another Chance Several BilU Paimeri by
Cong-rea Official Note.
Washinotos City, Feb. 9. The president
yesterday transmitted to congress the recent
correspondence between Germany and the
United States in relation to a renewal of the
conference about 8amoa,and the six protocols
of the conference of 1887. The matter is not
very interesting reading, being full of diplo
matic elaboration and repetition. Tim most
important expression in Bismarck's instruc
tions to Count Arco is tbe following in the
letter proposing a renewal of the conference.
"Any supposition that (iermnny
would not feel satisfied with a neutral posi
tion in tbe Samoan islands is unfounded. As
we have already declared in the last confer
ence (of lHtf), it is neither our intention to
put in question the independence of tbe inland
group nor the equal rights of tbe treaty pow
ers." The suggostion that the conference 1 re
newed in Berlin is made because, says Bis
marck: "The last conference took plane in
Washington," and "nccordinft to the equal
rights of the treaty powers, it seems proper
that tbe place for tbe negotiations should
change in regular turn."
Bayard answers Bismarck's reference to
Germany's disinterestedness by tbe sugges
tion that "in view of the late duplorahle
scenes of bloodshed which have been exhibited
upon Samoan soil, entailing deep, regrettable
loss to Germany, it appear to be essentisl
that a truce should be forthwith proclaimed
and further armed action should he arrested.
As the assurance of Prince Bis
marck, that tbe pacification (f the
Samoan group and the occufiation of
a neutral position are his only objects, is as
frankly accepted by tbe Lnited Mtates, as it
is tendered by Germany, it is sugisted, in
furtherance of tbe desired result of tbe con
ference, that instructions to suspend belliger
ent action and await the action of such con
ference, should at once be telegraphed to their
respective officers in Samoa by the three
treaty powers. To continue to prosecute a
war of destruction and reprisal, even upon
admitted provocation, would surely not con
sist with tbe objects of any of the three
powers. It is hojied, therefore, that orders
the nature indicated, will be forwarded to
Samoa without delay."
Bayard f urther suggests that tbe eliwtion
of a king by the free action of tbe Samoan
people would be a good idea and the only
good idea pending tbe action of the confer
ence. Bismarck complains of the actions of Con
sul Black lock and CapU Leary, of the U. S. S.
"Xipsic," and Bayard says the cornpiaints are
based only on hearsay, but will le brought
to the attention of the officers implicated and
their answer communicated to the German
As to tho conferences in July, 1SS7, the
protocols show that Bayard favored the gov
ernment of Samoa by the Samnans, foreign
consuls to retain criminal jurisdiction over
their own countrymen; Germany wanted
an advisor to the king who should
act "as mandatory of the pow
ers," while tbe British minister,
West, proposed a land court Bayard
said he understood it to be agreed that there
was to tie no annexation, and that each of the
powers was to have equal rights of commerce.
Tbis being agreed, tbe discussion proceeded at
great length, but tbe pith of it all wag that
Germany wanted control of the islands as the
power having the greatest present commercial
interest, and it was this desire that prevented
an agreement, as Bayard flatly stated that
tbe United States would nrt agree to that
This determination of Germany was em
phasized at the meeting of the conference on
July 25, when the German minister declared
that he could not allow tbe adoption of a plan
which would at any time throw tbe control
of the islands into the hands of eit her of the
two countries whose interests were less than
those of Germany.
Bayard said that the proposed land com
mission was tbe corner-stone of the arrange
ment, but in tbe plan proposed by German v.
tbe preponderance of interests were to be
made tbe beginning and tbe middle and tbe
end of tbe whole thing.
West said that he could not see it in that
At the conference on July 20, the German
minister read a paper in which he defined
the meaning of the memorandum read at tbe
second conference, to be that Germany, hav
ing the largest interest in Samoa, she claims
to be entrusted by tbe other two powers to
exercise the efficient control there as well
for her own interests as for those of Great
Britain and tbe United States.
Bayard asserted that tbe plan of the Ger
man minister was a foreign autocratic gov
ernment based on mercantile interests, and
then proposed an adjournment until the au
tumn, in order to give the governments of
Germany and Great Britaiu time to consider
DES MOINES RIVER LANDS.
Another Bill for the Settlers Thereon
Keady for the President.
Washington City, Feb. . Chandler's
resolution relating to the claims of naval offi
cers and Chace's as to the removal of
postal clerks were agreed to by tbe senate
yesterday, and tbe resolution for an Inquir
ing into the state of suffrage in Louisiana and
elsewhere in the country was sent to the elec
tions committee. The house bill to quiet title
of settlers on tbe Des Moines river lands in
Iowa was passed. Tbe legislative ap
propriation bill was resumed, the
amendment to increase tbe clerical
force - of the civil service commission
was rejected, and the bill passed. The Union
Pacific funding bill was briefly debated and
laid over, a new conference on tbe territorial
admission bill ordered, a presidential message
on tbe Samoan affair read, a number of
private pensiou bills passed and the senate
The house passed tbe army appropriation
bill and then after rejecting a motion to
strike out the clause in tbe agricultural bill
changing the system for tbe distribution of
seeds, passed that bill also and took recess to
7:30, at which hour the passage of private
pension bills was taken up, thirty -eight passed
and tbe bouse adjourned.
Figuring on tha Senate Tariff Bill.
Washihqton Citt, Feb. 9. Tbe compu
tations made by the treasury experts upon
the probable effect of tbe senate amendments
to the tariff bill reached the committee on
ways and means yesterday, and were sent to
tbe printer. A Democratic member of the
committee says that tha tables show that one-
half of the reduction of S25,UO0,000 effected
by tha changes in the sugar schedules is wiped
out by changes in other tariff schedules,
which in themselves would result in a consid
erable increase in the revenue. This would
leave the net reduction of revenue about
$12,000,000 or 113,000,000, leaving tbe internal
revenue sections out of the calculation.
Increased the Appropriations.
Washiroto: City, Feb. 9. The senate
appropriations committee has increased tbe
sum total of the naval appropriation bill
nearly t2,00,000, the increase being for war
ships, etc, and the fortifications bill has been
increased over $400,000, also for warlike pur
poses. Even with the increase tbe naval bill
is nearly 4,000.000 less than tbe estimates, and
the fortifications bill appropriates hardly
mora tnan ono-fourth asked for.
. T DYNAMITING A BREWERY.
A Mew York "Ilcer Factory" the Scene of a
New York, Feb. 9. About 5:30 last even
ing Stevenson's brewery, at Fortieth street
and Tenth avenue, was shaken up, and near
ly every window for a block in all directions
Itroken, by a terrific exp": urion, the shock of
which was felt all over tl e city. The Are de
partment and poli-o resevcil were called to
the spot, but it was. only after a long search
that tbe origin of the es plosion was traced,
lt was found that a dyna mite bomb or some
thing of the kind had exploded in one of the
coal shutes of the brewery, breaking through
a two-foot stone wall, end demolishing the
shute and the stone work all around it The
building itself was inta.-t, except the win
dows, and the only damatp to other buildings
was in broken glass.
The occupants of the te nements surround
ing the brewery were very much frightened
and several women suffei-ed from tho shock,
but no one was seriously injured. No frag
ments of a bomb, nor anything to indicate
the nature of theexplosim could be found,
but a number of pieces of tin, which nobody
could account for, were picked up in a tene
ment opposite the brewery. Tbe shock upset
a stove in a tenement a block away and a
small fire resulted, which was soon controlled
by tho firemon. The expl ssion occurred just
as the brewery was closir g up, and Mr. Ste
venson and his employes, think they had a
lucky escape. There was a loycott on Ste
venson's alu for a long time, due to the alle
gations that non-union wa.jes were being paid,
but Stevenson's own met did not join in it,
and stuck by him until t ie boycott was de
clared unjust and was removed. Whether
these facts have any connection with the ex
plosion is not known.
LAW AND ORDER IN LOUISIANA.
ProHperU That It Will Require a Fight
to Kstahllsh II e Sm.
Lafayette, La., Feb. 9. A band of men
calling themselves vigilantes and having for
their object the regulation of the morals of
tbe parish, met on Wednelay afternoon and
it is understood appointed committees to
visit all the houses of the colored
people in , the parish and require
all negroes who are not employed, or
have not engaged for the ensuing year to leave
the parish. lany of the prominent farmers
of the parish are members of the vigilantes.
The town officials are determined to prevent
any overt acts, and man' of the reputable
citizens of the parish have pledged themselves
to aid the officials in preventing the vigalantes
from carrying out their pans.
Three vigilantes who were caught whip
ping negroes near the town recently were ar
rested by order of the me yor, and a deputa
tion of seventy-five of their comrades called
upon him and demanded i heir release. Tbe
mayor flatly refused. The vigilantes are
said to number between C00 and 1,000 per
sons, and are expected to commence opera
tions in a few days.
Panic at a Tenement House Fire.
New York, Feb. 9 The tenants of the
four-story brick flat house 110 East One Hun
dred and Ninth street, were paTiic-stricken by
an alarm of fire given by one of their num
ber at an early hour yesterday morning and
all awakened to find their apartments full of
smoke. There were twen ;y-three persons in
all in tbe building, but they reached the street
in safety, mostly in their r ight-cMhes. There
was no time to save anything. Tbe tire was
discovered on the third floir at 5 o'clock and
burned up through the ele atorand air-shafts
with the fury of a furnacii. The two upper
floors were gutted and tbe remaining portion
of the building deluged with water.
Official Changes on the- l ulon Pacific
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 9. Vic President Hol
combo,of the Union Pacific rai!road,yesterday
issued a circular appointin ; C. S. Miller, ex
assistant general manager, to the position of
traffic manager. . Dickinson becomes as
sistant general manager; .r. S. Tebliots, first
assistant general freight agent, vice H. A.
Johnson, resigned; K. L. Lomax, general
passenger agent, vice Tebbots, promoted, and
T. W. Lee, assistant genert 1 passenger agent,
vice Lomax, promoted. Tha first two changes
will take effect Feb. 10 and the remainder
Made His Death a Costly One.
Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 9. Broker Gibson,
who committed suicide a di y or two ago, had
been ai cumulating insurance on his life ever
since be began to fail in business, and at tbe
time of his death he had policies for $S0,000,
distributed among a largv number of fra
ternal and benevolent organizations. One of
these orders he joined on tie night of the sui
cide, going direct from the lodge-room to the
baths, where he ended his 1 fe.
Damped nis Excellency Out.
Montreal, Que., Feb. 9. Tho snowstorm
has raged in this city witL unabated fury.
The thermometer has not lieen above 10 be
low zero since Monday, and the streets are al
most imaasable with snow drifts. The sleigh
conveying theovemor gel eral to the tobog
gan slide Wednesday night upset and his ex
cellency was dumped out ai d buried in a ten
foot drift. Luckily he esciped unhurt, but
he did not get to tbe slide.
Better Legalize the Judge Everywhere.
Kaksas Citt, Mo., Feb. 9. A petitiou
was presented in due form and sober earnest
to the lower bouse of tbe Kansas legislature
yesterday from the Ji ational Anti-Horse Thief
association through Mr. Phillips of Sedg
wick county. It prays for tbe enactment of
a law to authorize tbe lyiching of horse
thieves wherever they may be found and to
limit the right of jury service to men able to
Seven Shipwrecked Sailors.
New York, Feb 9. Seven shipwrecked
sailors arrived here yesterday morning on
tbe steamer Santiago from Cuba. Tbey were
members of the crew of tho schooner Nellie
A. Drury, which left Baltirr ore for Cardenas,
Cuba, and was totally wrecked on the Great
Bahamas on Jan. 29.
O VANCOOK, Va., Feb. 9. Notices have been
posted at tbe postofflces in Franklin City and
on Chincoteague island, wai niug certain peo
ple to meud their morals, aid signecLby the
White-Caps. Several pel sons have been
whipped at Chincoteague island.
COMPELLING A QUORUM.
Aa Exciting- Time Over ths Arrest of West
Baltimore, Feb. 9. The 3un's Charleston,
W. Va., special says: "Matters took a new
turn in the senate yesterday About 3 a. m.,
when the joint assembly liniuhed counting
the returns for state offlonrsa recess was
taken and the senate repair d to its chamber
to adjourn until tbe afternoon, but found
thatthe Republicans had c one and left the
senate without a quorum. T wo deputies were
appointed to aid the er ant-at-arms to
bring in the absentees. Preddent Carr gave
the officers orders, and at 3:80 a. ra. tbey
started out One squad m nt to tbe Hotel
Ruffuer -and found that some of the
absentees were in their rooms, and in order to
make arrests tbey broke in i he doors of some
of the rooms. This brought about a quarrel,
Senator Campbell resisting. An officer drew
a pistol, but was prevented, from using it
Private residences were iivaded, and any
senator found was hauled to. the senate.
Eight were arrested and ftnod $0. After all
this trouble an adjournment was not had un
til 7:30 a. m. The Republicans were very
indignant, and denounce Preiident Carr. The
two houses took one ineffectjal ballot yester
day for senator. Tbe vote si ood-dCenna, 3S;
Guff, 39; balance scattering.
Sprikoftklo, Ills., Feb. '. A resolution
was introduced in the state tenate yesterday
appointing a joint committen to report what
action the Illinois legislature shall take with
reference to the coming con ention to devise
a campaign against the alleg xl beef and pork
"combine." Bills to provide state inspection
for loan and building associations, and to fix
the licenses for spirituous liquors at $1,000
and malt liquors at $500 w re among those
introduced. A resolution inquiring by
what right the stato auditor pock
eted $5,000 per year in insur
ance fees was sent to tho judiciary com
mittee and the senate adjourned to Morula v.
Tbe house sent the Kansas r solution asking
the appointment of a delegat ion of legislators
to attend an ana-beef -and-pt rk combine con
vention, to a special joint cc mmittee, taking
action identical with tbe sen ite Mrs. Gougar
was again refused the use of the chamber for
a lecture. The stock yards regulation bill
was postponed until Thursiay next The
house also adjourned until M Jnday.
Cool Mr. LeCaron.
His Comments oji Certain Prom
EQAN "SIZES UP' THE INFORMER.
tieneral Cable Intelligence A Labor Riot
In Rome Farther Proof of the Truth of
the Latest Rudolf Story from Two Differ
ent Sources Houlang-er Declares His
Programme Wh-He Shall Hold Prance
Vp by the Tail,
Iioxnox, Feb. . Le Caron' continued his
testimony before Tbe Times commission
yesterday, under cross-examination. There
was very little made off him by tbe Parnell
lawyers. He said he had volunteered to
testify, and that he had been for a few years
in the government employ as a detective or
ipy. Some comments on Chicago Irishmen
re interesting. He said that Sullivan
was a lawyer who did not mix
in the best society in Chicago. Fin
Kty was an oil inapeotor. Judge Moran was
much respected. Judge Prendergast was re
jpected by one side and not by the other.
Michael Boland was a lawyer; his position
was not good. Dr. Carroll was an eminent
man, and Borrelly a respectable one. Gen.
Collins was a man of undoubted respecta
bility. Sir Charles Uusiall asked that certain of
Le Ca ron's letters to the government be pro
iuced. I Caron Do you wish to risk men's lives!
Sir Charles Russell The judges will see tbe
letters first and decide whether tbe names
nhould lie published.
The witness said that in the west of Amer
ica the Irish demonstrations were exclusively
and in tho east mainly in tbe hands of the
revolutionary party. At the most of the
meetings tho mayors of the respective towns
presided and respectable people attended.
PATRICK EGAN ON LE CARON.
The Great Witness Telling About 5 Per
Cent. Truth aud 95 Per Cent Falsehood.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 9. Patrick Egan in
a conversation yesterday regarding the testi
mony of Beech before the Parnell commis
sion Thursday said: "I met Beech in Paris
in the early part of 1S81, under the name of
Dr. I Caron. Having letters of introduc
tion to me from some acquaintances on this
side, I treated him kindly, but there was no
special confidence between us whatsoever.
He told me then that he was a native of
France, that bis family had emigrated to
America ben he was quite young, but that
he had gone back and studied medicine it
Paris and then settled in America. He cer
tainly soke French like a native and had all
tbe apiearance of a Frenchman. Under
those circumstances, it is not probable if I
even bad such confidences to give that I
would have entrusted them to a comparative
stranger, and as to Mr. Parnell having talked
to tbis man in the way he described, the idea
is simply ridiculous.
I met Le Caron in America on three or
four occasions, but our meetings were entire
ly casual It seems to me that his evidence is
made up of about 5 per cent, of truth and 95
per cent of fiction. He made one important
admission. He said he had only received a
portion of his pay from the English govern
ment, and, of course, the payment of tbe
other, and no doubt more important portion,
would lie contingent upon the completeness
of the case he would be able to make as a
"During the civil war in America England
had her spies in tbe Union army so that she
might have information to enable her to crip
ple the north at some critical moment by
extending recognition to the Confederacy.
and from all I can learn I have reason to be
lieve that Beach was one of those employed
by r.nglaud on that service.
LABOR RIOTS IN ROME.
Unemployed Worklngraen Paint tha eter
nal City Red Many 'Wounded.
Rome, Feb. 9. An immense procession of
unemployed workingmen marched though
tbe Condotta and other streets yesterday, de
facing many of the principal shop fronts and
in some cases plundering the stores where
provisions and clothing were kept for sale.
Many street lamps and windowns were
broken, and tho mob several times came into
collision with the police, who attempted to
preserve order and protect property. A large
number or arrests were made and several of
the many wounded were conveyed to the hos
pital The route of tbe procession by the
way or tbe r rartina was parti v wrecked, and
further trouble is feared. Thirty persons
were dangerously wounded, the greater num
ber of them being among the police.
Confirm the Latest Rudolf Story.
Paris, Feb. 9. The Figaro publishes let
ters from Prince Rudolf to the duke of Bra
ganza, crown prince of Portugal, and from
the Baroness Vetzera to her mother, in which
both announce their intention to die.
Berlin, Feb. 9. The National Zeitung
says tnat aa vices irom fcit. Petersburg, which
may be regarded as absolutely authentic, as
sert that Count Hoyos and all theMomestics
at the Meyerling chateau saw Baroness Vet
zera, who had been shot, lying under the
counterpane on Crown Prince Rudolfs bed
and tbe crown prince lying outside the bed
clothes, and that they confirm the report of
lanuly disputes arising owing to the inti
macy or the crown prince with the baroness.
Boulanger States His Policy.
Paris, Feb. 9. Gen. Boulanger, in an in
terview yesterday, declared that his pro
gramme was tbe adoption of the American
constitution, but with a ten-year presidency;
the formation of a council of state to prepare
and submit laws to a non-deliberative council
of 500 members, half to be elected by uni
versal suffrage and half to be chosen by tbe
provinces and to sit only one month in the
year, and tbe granting of limited local gov
ernment to the provinces.
Kllraln and Jem Smith Matched.
London, Feb. 9. Articles were signed
yesterday for a fight between Jem Smith
and Jake KUlrain for 1,000 a side under
London rules, the match to be open to a stake
of 5,000 a side if Kilrain's match with Sul
livan in July is decided by a bona fide fight
The contest between Smith and Kilrain is
fixed for October.
SewaU'a Recall Approved by Germany.
Berux, Feb. 9. The recall of Mr. Sewall,
tbe American consul at Samoa, is generally
looked upon with favor here, and the news
papers are urging the recall of the English
Kilbride Sentenced for Three Months.
Dublin, Feb. 9. Dennis Kilbride, member
of parliament for South Kerry, was sentenced
to three months in jail without hard labor
Played It Fine on the irand-Dad.
Indian apous, Feb. 9. Tremont and Ward
Eildebrand, J. B. Emerick and John Deal,
all Republicans, were arrested yesterday on
the charge of preventing their aged grand
father, George Byers, a Democrat, from vot
ing. They got the old gentleman into a car
riage to drive bun to the polls, but instead
drove him so far away that when he dis
covered the trick he could not reach the polls
before they were closed. A. C. Pearson, a
prominent merchant of Hamilton county,
was also arrested, the charge being bribery.
Anthony Cruthers, also of Hamilton county,
aud William Dunham, Dehart McPantless,
and Jesse Mankee, of Cass county, were ar
rested for various offenses against the elec
Would Like to Have Plumb on the List.
Indianapolis, Feb. 9. A delegation of
prominent Republicans of Kan'M? arrived
here yesterday morning. It consists of G. T.
Anthony, A. J. Felt, Henry Booth, J. W.
Hamilton, J. A. Hallowell and R. L. Walker.
It is stated they came to bear to the president-elect
the wishes of the Republicans of
Kansas in regard to a cabinet position for
that state, and that they brought indorsement
for Senator Plumb. They called on Gen.
Harrison in the afternoon and left for home
last night ; .
A Stolon riiil'l Food
Annie Redmond, a Chicago
MISSING FOE 0VEB EIGHT MONTHS.
The Little O-Year-Old Discovered la a
Home for the Friend less Her Kidnaper
Missing Now The Child's 8tory of Brutal
Treatment Corroborated Her Father,
Driven Insane by tha Crime, Li Italy to
Recover His Reason.
Chicago, Feb. 9. Little 6-year-otd Annie
Redmond, who was kidnaped last May was
found at the Home for the Friendless in this
city Thursday by a neighbor of Irs. Red
mond and restored to her mother yesterday
afternoon. The father of the child became
insane over the loss of his child, and was sent
to Kankakee some time ago. He was given
permission yesterday by the asylum author
ities at Kankakee to return home. He was
overjoyed at the recovery of his long-lost
daughter, and it is believed it will have the
effect ot fully restoring his reason. The child
was kidnaped by a Mrs. Gurley, the wife of
a painter or printer. The treatment ot the
little girl awakened the wrath of his neigh
bors and last January the child was taken
from him and sent to the Home for the
Friendless. Gurley was fined $r0, but the
officers of the justiCQ court unwittingly al
lowed him to escape, since wben nothing has
been learned of his whereabouts.
When Mrs. Harper, the neighbor referred to
above, saw the child at tbe Home, she was
sure she was tbe lost Annie, and asked her:
"What is your name!"
"My name is Floia Dell Gurley," she an
swered, with a show of hesitation.
'What is your papa's name!"
"My right papa's r ame is John Redmond,"
answered the little ore. . ,
Her story of the abduction Is as follows:
"I was playing on tho prairie over there,"
said the child, pointing with her finger to in
dicate a vacant lot at Dearborn and Spring
streets; "with a little boy named Otto Miller,
when a lady came up to us. She was a nice
looking lady with black hair and black eyes.
She told me she would give me some candy
and pennies if I woul i go with her, and I
took her hand and walked away. We walked
a long way and then went down on State
street, I can't tell whereabouts, but it was an
awful long walk and I was very tired. The
lady said ber name was Josie Gurley and that
she wanted a little girl. Her husband's name
was Harvey Gurley and be was a printer,
and tbey lived in a poor house. 1 asked her
if I couldn't go bom? to my mamma, and
Josie Gurley said I was to be her little girl
and that my name was to lie Flora Dell
The next day the Utile captive was com
pelled to put on boy's trousers, and was
taken to a barber shop and bad her pretty
long hair cut off. "I cried when they said I
must have my bair cut," said tbe child, "and
I cried all the time they were cutting it"
"When 1 cried because tbey would not let me
come home," continued the child, "they
whipped me, and then they tied my bands to
my side and tied me to a post in the base
ment" The girl says the Gurleys whipped
her often and hard, and they often tied her
up in tbe basement whenever sbe was
naughty. She said she wanted to come home
all tbe time, but was afraid to tell anybody
her name for foar Josie Gurley would kill
her, and she told everybody her name was
Flora Dell Gurley.
She said the Gurleys sent her out for lieer
at all hours of the day. They drank a great
deal, and often were drunk. Sometimes tbey
would send her to the drug store. "Not," said
she, "for medicines, but for something to
drink. I don't remember what the name was,
but I think it was brandy."
"What did they whip you withf
"With a strap they tied horses with some
times, and sometimes with a cat-o'-nine-tails
fastened to a stick, but they threw thus in tbe
fire and burned it up," replied the child.
John Redmond, the father, sat by, and
heard this plaintive recital of bis child's suf
ferings. He had arrived at home about 6:110
o'clock. As the child told her story his hands
were clenched upon his knees, and there was
a wicked look in his kindly blue eyes. It
would have fared ill with the wretches who
had stolen and abused bis child it he could
have clutched them in his strong grasp at
Mrs. Redmond was 'almost overcome with
joy. Her hands trembled and her whole
frame quivered with the strain upon her
nervous system, but she bore it bravely, and
though her eyes were filled with tears, her
beart was throbbing with joy and gladness.
and there was a gleeful ring in her voice as
she welcomed her fnondj and brought her
Officer Mitchell, of the Humane society,
who took the child away from the kidnapers,
says his attention was called to the case by Mrs.
Lena W. Wilkie, of Euglewoori, who tele
phoned him to go there aud release a little
girl from cruel treatment Mrs. Wilkie testi
fied that she had beard the child's cries.
and ojiening the cellar door found tbe
poor little thing with two ropes across
her back and shoulders and a big ladder
across ber body. Mrs. Wilkie called to ber
assistance a neighbor, Mrs. Moore, and
together they descended into the cellar. Mrs.
Moore cut tbe child's bonds and sout her up
Although tbe case had been the town talk
for months, the fact that tbe child did not
tell her proper name, prevented ber identifi
cation by officers and people who did not
know her, and thus tbe Gurley's got off and
Bound to Keep Up the Interest.
Cincinnati, Feb. 9. The Evening Post's
correspondent at Indianapolis telegraphs that
paper as follows: "I have it from an inti
mate lady friend of Mrs. Gen. Harrison, who
was told by Mrs. Harrison herself, that tbe
president-elect confided to ber privately that
Murat Halstead would receive the appoint
ment to the Paris mission and that tbe gen
eral regarded Governor Foraker as a man
eminently qualified for tbe cabiuet in tbe po
sition oi secretary ot war."
Robbers Disguised aa White-Caps.
Pittsburo, Pa., Feb. 9. A Lima, O.,
special to The Times says: A band of men
disguised as White-Caps broke into tbe resi
dence of Wesley Osman, a wealthy farmer.
Thursday night The occupants of the house
were overpowered aud bound. One thousand
dollars in cash and notes to the value of 9500
were stolen. Osman, his wife, and son did
not succeed in freeing themselves until 5
o'clock last evening. There is no clue to the
McMillan of Michla-aa Calls.
Indianapolis, Feb. 9. Senator -elect Mc
Millan, of Michigan, arrived in a special car
over the Lake Erie 6c Western railroad
yesterday morning and was with Gen. Har
rison from 10:30 till 1:30 p. m. He drove
immediately to the residence of the president
elect and from there returned to the train
without stopping at a hotel
Bee Line and Big Four Unite.
New Yobk, Feb. 9. The negotiations
between C Vanderbilt and J. Pierrepotit
Morgan lor consolidation of the Cleveland.
Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis (Bee
lane) and the Cincinnati, Indianapolis. St
Louis 6c Chicago (Big Four) railroads have
been consummated, and the details of the
agreement will probably soon be published.
Declined to Outlaw the Ptnkortona.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 9. The anti-Pink-erton
bill introduced in tbe legislature at the
request of the trades assemblies of the twin
ernes, receivea us quietus yesxeraay. Toe
senate ludiciarv committee recommAndnl it
indefinite postponement, and the author of
bill was the only one to vote in the negative.
Twenty Buildings Burned.
Kkw Orleans, Feb. 9. The Times-Domo-
crat's natcbex special says that twenty busi
ness houses and residences, at Vidalia, Ia,
were burned -Thursday night, inflicting aa
aggrauata lorn of 50.000 in atnall aAn
a large number of citizens. Insurance about
Sabacrib for U Dally Argus. '
Severe snowstorms are prevailing through
out Germany, Astria, and France.
It is said that Dan Lamont will be general
passenger agent of the New York Central
Cardinal Archbishop Simeon, tbe primate
of Hungary, has not attendee any requiem
service for Prince Rudolf.
A ferry-boat capsized at Pembroke, Eng
land, Friday, throwing all on board into the
water. Nine persons were drowned.
A terrific snowstorm prevailed throughout
Scotland Friday night, accompanied by high
winds and extremely low temperature.
A Dublin newspaper is authority for the
statement that Mr. Parnell leaves his bouse
only at rare intervals and ia seriously ill.
The appropriation of $30,000 for a light on
the outer breakwater at Chicago, will be re
ported favorably by the house committee.
Armour 6c Co., contradict the sensational
report from St Louis that they intend to
force the butchers of that city to buy their
It was reported in Washington Friday that
ex-Senator Warner Miller, of New York,
has been off ered a place in Gen. Harrison's
The remains of a number of officers who
fell on tbe field of Waterloo have been re
moved from tbe Quartier Leopold to the
Evere cemetery, at Brussels.
The wrestling match at Boston Friday be
tween Ross and Daly for $3,000 and the
championship was won by Rosa, who. secured
the second, third, and fifth falls.
The emperor of Japan will promulgate a
constitution for thn empire at Tokio on Mon
day, Feb. 11. Tbe act will be performed
with elaborate state ceremonies.
Business failures during the last seven
days number for tbe United States 273; Can
ada, 30; total, 303. As compared with 333
last week, aud 'J89 for the corresponding week
of last year.
J. A. Beasley, of A. W. Beasley & Co.,
bankers and brokers, ST Wall street, New
York, dropped dead of beart disease Friday
morning. He was 30 years old. He former
ly 1 1 veil in Chicago.
Grand Medical Examiner Briggs, of the
New York A. O. U. W., reports that three
fourths of the deaths iu that order are caused
by drink, and that tbey will increase 20
per cent this year if a check is not devised.
Secretary Whitney has addressed a letter
to various stool manufacturers proposing a
consultation at Washington City to decide
upon a new method of inspecting steel used
in the construction of United States war ves
sels. Tbe consultation will be held next
AN EPIDEMIC OF RABIES. ."'
A Dozen Mad Dog Create a Panic in We.
Baltimore, Feb. 9. The. Sun's Wheeling,
W. Va., speciul says: "Great excitement
prevails in part of Wetzel county over the
discovery of about a dozen dogs afflicted with
rabies, which have Imen running wild through
tbe woods aqd fields. For a month past live
stock has been found dead and hogs and
cattle observed to suffer from what was
thought to be fits. It turns out that they
have leen Linen by mad dogs. Two children
of a man named Morgan were also bitten.
The farmers will inaugurate a general raid
ami kill all dogs for a dozen miles around. In
Marshall county, adjoining WetzeL Mrs.
Mary Smith, aged 70, is dying from wounds
indicted by a supposed mad dog.
One Wrrtcb Pulls in His Purpose.
Stevens Poikt, Wis., Feb. 9. George
Scly'sie!, aged 30 years, shot Ma Poliz, a girl
of 17, at Mi-Dill yesterday morning, and then
sent two bullets into his own person with im
mediately fatul effect The girl is recover
ing, notwithstanding the fact thatthe ball
passed into and through bar right lung. The
tragedy is the result of a refusal on the part
of the girl to marry HchisseL
Prarh Trees Injured by the Cold Snap.
Denton, Md., Feb. 9. The preseut cold
snap has dispirited the poach growers in this
section. The previous mild weather made'
tbe peach buds swell, and in one orcbrrd
near here some of tbe trees are in full bloom.
Tlvae the cold has killed, and it is feared
that all the budding trees are also blighted.
A ToHtmaster 8AO Short. "
Bofrros, Keb. II. E. L. Garcelon, postmas
ter at Winchester, Mass., has resigned, and is
understood to lie some $S00 short in his ac
counts, which is supposed to be due to loose
management rather than deliberate atten.pt
to defraud. He is a son of ex Governor Gar
celon, of Maine, and was appointed iu 1S88.
A Murderer Escapes from Jail.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 9. Charles Smith.
a Cannelton, Iud., murderer, condemned to
be hanged on March. 22, made his escape from
the jail hero Thursday night One thousand
dollars bus Iwen offered for his capture.
The Wc-nlher We May rlspect.
Washi.noton CiTr, Feb. 9. The indications
for thirty-Mix hours from 8 p. tn. yesterday are
as follows: For Imlinna and Illinois Fair.
colder weal her; northwesterly winds. For
Mli liiKuii ami taoiisiu Uriierally lair, ex
cept lit:lit snow aloii the lakes; colder; north
westerly winds. For Iowa-Fair, warmer
weather, vai iablu winds.
Miners fng-aged to Go West.
PrrrsBURi, Pa., FeK 9. A party of 110
coal miners left this city yesterday destined
to tbe new coal fields of tbe Seattle Cool com
pany in Washington territory, where they
are guaranteed employment at $3 a day. One
hundred expert miners from tbe Hocking
Valley region will join the party at Colum
bus, 0. Tbe party will occupy special coaches
provided by the coal company's agent An
other party of miners is now organizing, and
will leave for Seattle in a few days.
Fancy Skating at Montreal.
Montreal, Que., Feb. 9. The fancy skat
ing tournament at Victoria rink was the at
traction for carnival visitors yesterday morn
ing. Tbe entries were Louis and Abe Ruben
stein, of Montreal, and D. E. Phillips, of New
York. Louis Rubenstein won, Phillips sec
ond. Among the spectators was tbe governor
general, who afterwards proceeded to McGill
university, where he was presented with an
address. The weather continues very cold.
Chicaoo. Feb. 8.
Following were tbe quotations on the
board or Irado to-day: Wheat No. 2 March,
opened $1.J4. cloned $1.02; May, opened
tl.lCH, cloned JM.U.-4; July, opened Wlo.
closed Wise. Corn- tin. S March, opeued
34 closed Mftc; April, opened H4c closed
3W$c; May. opened closed 3514c. Oata
No. 2 May. opened ac, closed 7Hc Pork
March, oiwued - , closed 8 1 1.473-6. Lard
March, opened Sti.KS. closed $U.(t7H.
Tbe Union stork yards reports tho following
prices: Hogs-Market opened fairly active
and llrm. with priors Sc higher; light grades.
$4.G4.V; rough packing, H.uO&i.oi mixed
lots, $4.a& 70; heavy m-.king and shipping
lots. $18.104.22.168. Cattle-Market slow on com
mon; good grades steady, $4.oaa.85; inferior to
fair. t.UU4.l.w-. cow, $1.4U&3.UU; stockers and
feeders, ttXX&lM. Kbeup-Unchanged; poor
to prime native muttons, $3.CO&4.90; corn-fed
westerns, lljex&l.lio; lambs, $5.0UatiJS5.
Produce-.' Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
Si7 per lb.; fancy dairy. laaHc; packing
stock, lU&IOttc Eggs-Slrictly fresh laid, 133
ISttc; ice-house stock 10c. Dressed
poultry-Chickens, 7Hc per pound; turkeys,
lUQllc; ducks, U)llc. geese. $0.5037.00 per
dog. Potatoes-Choice Burbanks. UU&Sic per
bu.; Beauty of Hebron, aoa-iSo; Karly Hose.aoc;
sweet potatoes. $1.752.U per bbL Apples
Choice greenings, Sl.0u3i.tiU per bbL Cru.11
berries pi.iM per bbL
Nw York, Feb. 8.
W heat -Quiet: No. I red state, $1.05; N
S do, VTVitr, No. red winter March, U6c;
do April, ttJKc; do May, SXe; do May, Wo,
Com -Steady; No. x mixed cash, 44ic: do
February. 4SUt tin M,l SK. j a
rUMc; do May, J4c. Oats Stead -;' No. 1 white
ww, wc-, u. uo, Jic; -tio. x mixed Feb
ruary, 31c; do March, 81 He; do May, 3! bide
Eys-Dull.- Barley-Dull. Pork-Dull; new
mesa, $13.UUQ13J& Lard-Quiet; Mareu, 7JB(
April; $7 JIB.
Liva btock: CatUe-Trading dull; common
to fairly prime steers. $3Jua3.0; bulls and dry
cows, $&3& Sheep and Lambs Dull, but a
Shade firmer; sheep, $3.Jt3.7j V 100 fba; UwU
SM0O&-0A Hoks decidedly woak andlntlrly
They do not beat spears into pruning
wvm y ioj , iut um gun lounary
op tbtrt hu taktn ft contract to build
wronxht-iroii nflromd bridge
Whene'er an anxious group is seen
Around some monthly magazine
Or paper that is daily whirled
To every quarter of the -world.
And merry peals of laughter rise
As this or that attracts the eye,
The smiling crowd, you may depend.
Above some illustrations bend
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