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THE TROCK TBEEETD AHGHTS, THURSDAY MARCH 7, JLS89
THE DAILY AHGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thuhjday, March 7. 1889.
Governor Fiver has sent to tbe senate
for railroad commissioner tbe name of
his old law partner, Isaac N. Phillips
Harrison is also providing a soft place
for bis law partner. Republican politi
cians look out for their relations and law
partners, ine wnoie Daicn mignt as
well be elected and be done with It, for
there is never any place for others any-
way till the? hare all fat offices.
On the day at tor the inauguration of
Benjamin Harrison, and at tbe very hour
when the high tariff senate was confirming
the nomination of John Wannamaker as
postmaster general from the highly pro
tected state of Pennsylvania, came the
news of tbe failure of tbe Reading Iron
works, one of tbe largest establishments
of the kind in America. Tbo failure is
for something near a 11,000,000, and
8.500 bands are thrown out of employ
ment. This item of news ssys an ex
change, doubtless furnished pleasant
reading for Mr. Harrison's breakfast
table, but the taxtakers can no longer
shout that democratic agitation of tbe
revenue reform doctrine has disturbed
the iron industry and unsettled that in
terest In the markets of the world. Yes,
tell it to Wannamaker that upon the day
of his accession to office under a tribute
taking republican administration, twenty
five hundred wageworkers in a single
establishment in his own state were thrown
out of employment.
The Springfield Jttgitter baa no special
fault to find with tbe inaugural address
of President Harrison . It is, says the
paper quoted, commonplace, it is true,
permeated by a spirit, taking it in its
entirety, that seems patriotic:
He declares in favor of civil service
reform, "freedom in elections" and an
equal enforcement of the laws in all sec
tions of tbe country declarations to
which all good citizens will yield assent.
He makes no reference to a "second
term," evidently preferring to wait to
see how he is going to enjoy
official life. He seems to be fully
in accord with republican senti
ment relative to the treasury surplus,
taxation and pensions. He would get
rid or the surplus by expending it, main
tain an excessive tariff tax rate and in
crease the pension list. From tbe aver
age republican standpoint. President
Cleveland's vigorous and admirable state
papers were all "stupid," "turpiiJ," or
"involved" mere "meaningless plati
tudes." We are not disposed to treat
Harrison's inaugural in that way. It
was neither stupid nor brilliant. But the
country will care little for his utterances.
By his acts he will in the end be judged,
and tbe future must disclose what
these are to be. Unless Blaine shall
prove his evil genius, we see do reason
why his administration may not be us
respectable as that of Hayes or Arthur.
Tbe Regiittr is disposed to credit him
with good intentions, to yield him a
hearty support in everything calculated
to advance tbe Interests and the Klory of
tbe republic, and to never lose sight of
the fact that be la an American president.
Good citizenship requires tbis much.
President Cleveland was treated with
little respect by his political opponents
an evidence, simply, that the republican
party is lacking in patriotism. Demo
crats are more tolerant, more patriotic,
and better citizens generally than their
BLAINE'S FIRST DIPLOMATIC CASE.
Kansas City rrovlrin Uini with ' liHIiHte
Piece of Virk.
Kansas City, Mo., Murch 7. Kansas
City has furnished N-rretury Maine with
probably bis first official business with a for
eign country. A few days ago Mrs. Daisy
Rpellman, a young widow, male complaint
to the Humane society tbat George Henney
and wife had left the city, tak
ing with tbem her 19-nionths-old
daughter Lucy. Sho thoueht that their
destination was Manchester, England. Five
months ago Mrs. SpeUman had arranged with '
the iieniiey family to take care of her baby.
Tbe theory is tbat Mr. and Mrs. Benney be
came so attached to tbe child that when Mrs.
Bpellman notified tbem a few days ago that
ahe would take charge of it herself, they
took it away with them secretly, being un
wiiling to part with it. The Heuney family
is highly respected. Testerday afternoon Sec
retary Backet, of the Humane society, sent
the following telegram to Secretary Blaine:
"George Henney and wife, British subjects,
left Kansas City last Wednesday via Wash
ington for New York. Their destination is
Manchester, England. Tbey took with them
Lucy Bpellman, aged IS months, child of
American parents, which they are carrying
out of tbe country secretly, unlawfully, and
against the wish of the widowed mother.
Pleaso refer to the British minuter at once,
that he may cause register of outgoing
steamers to be examined and prompt action
to be taken."
Tbe "Ula- Four" Combination.
Cleveland, O., March 7 At the close of
the Bee Line stockholders1 meeting yesterday
the Vanderbilt party, consisting of Cornelius
and William K. Vanderbilt, Cbauncey
Depsw, and President Layng. of the Bee,
left on a special train for Cincinnati
Although nothing was said about the Big
Four combination here, it was learned that
tbe trip to Cincinnati had considerable to do
with that matter, as they left there this even
tag for Chicago over that line. The fact
that the deal hod been made was virtually
admitted by a gentleman who is in a position
to know, saying that the Vanderbllts bad
promised to retain Ingalls as president of the
line when they Secured the controlling in
terest Efl'ecta of the Reading Iron Failure.
Riadino, Pa., Murch 7. Iron men in
this section are much put out by the failure
of the Reading Iron works. The Keystone
Rolling mill, in this city, closed yesterday
morning for want of orders. Their entire
product was taksn by tbe Reading works.
The Reading mills at 'Gibraltar and Naomi,
near here, closed Tuesday night for the same
reason. Over 600 hands art thrown out of
employment. Tbe Reading works were run
ning as usual yesterday, but an order Issued
by the Reading Railroad company which
stops shipment to tbe suspended firm of coal,
ore, Iron, lime, etc., for the mines, etc., con
trolled by tbe railroad company, will cause
it to closw for want of supplies if continued
In force any length of time.
He Closed Hit Accuniit In This World.
Cleveland, O., March 6. Nathan A.
Wilson, secretary ami manager of the Cleve
land Stove company, was found dead in his
office at 8 o'clock yesterday morning by a
night watchman, lie had shot hlnuelf in the
bead. Business cares is given as the cause for
the deed. A protected draft and a check en
dorsed "not good" by the Union National
bonk were found on the desk beside hlru.
Wilson's people live in Fort Wayne.
The day 8ir Isaac Newton discovered
tbe attraction of gravitation be sat under
tree and caught a severe cold. Alas I
in those unenlighted days there was do
Dr. Bull and no Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup,
What is more attractive than a pretty
ace with a fresh, bright complexion Te
For it use Pozzonl'i powder.
New Mcn in Charge:
Harrison's Cabinet Officers As
sume Their Positions.
NO END TO THi; WHITE HOUSE CRUSH
Another Ten Thousand Passed tn Review
flame of the Visiting Delegations Noted
Or. Mary Walker Rides Her Hobby
The Henate Likely to Do a Little Talk-
lug Klddleberrcr Insists on Going on
Record Borrows and the 8peakershln
Wabhutotoh Citt, March 7. President
Harrison signed tbe commissions of all his
cabinet officers yesterday morning, and later
in the day they all took the oath of office and
formally assumed the duties of their respec
Gen. Tracy entered the oflice of the secre
tary of toe navy about noon, unannounced
and alone. Subsequently he was introduced
to Secretary Whitney, and half an hour later
took the oath of office.
About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon Mr.
Blaine carao to the state department, accom
panied by I'hu.f Clerk Lee and Walker Blaine.
Half an hour afterward Aociate Justice
Miller, of the supreme court, came in and ad
ministered the" oath to the new secretary in
the presence of a soore or so of department
Governor Proctor reached the war depart
ment shortly after 1:3:80 o'clock and found
Secretary Endicolt and ail of the bureau offi
cers waiting to receive him. He was at once
sworn in, Chief Clerk Tweedale-adminisfering
the oath of orlice. The new secretary there
upon sat down at tbe desk and affixed bis sig
nature to the outh, after which Mi. Endicott
presented the officers. Secretary Proctor, a
few moments later, made a little speech to
them. He said tbat it was an inevitable re
sult of our system of governing public affairs
tbat a man conies into office entirely unac
quainted with the details of its duties, but
that he boed, with their aid, to admiuister
affairs without any serious errors. He soon
alter left tbe building aud went to hi rooms
at tbe Arlington.
Mr. auumaker arrived hare from Phila
delphia a) unit noon, aud went to the post-
office dn('i tmmit about S p. m. He was re
ceived by First Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Stevens n. A lew moments later Judire
Lawrenson, the department notary, who bus
been in tbe department more than fifty
years, and who has sworn in a score or more
of postmaster generals, was summoned, and
administered the oath to Mr. Wanamnker.
Mr. Wanamaker pressed bis lips ou the Bible
which has been used by the judge in swear
ing tbe preceding postmaster generals. The
officials aud other employes were then in
troduced to Mr. Wanamaker.
Nr. Noble, tbe new secretary of tbe in
terior arrived at the department about 3 p.
m., and was sworn in by Justice Miller.
Later in the day he was introduced by Mr.
Vilas to the oftloers and employes of the de
partment Attorney General Miller was sworn in about
1 :80 o'clock in the presence of Solicitor Gen
eral Jenks and other officials of tbe depart
ment. Ex-Attorney General Garland met
him early in the day and introduced him to
all the officers of tbe department, but was not
able to be present when he qualified, because
he bad business at tbe supreme court at that
Governor Rusk took tbe oath of office as
8ecrotnry of agriculture about 8 o'clock in
becrotary Windom came to the treasury
department about 8 p. m., and the oath of
office was administered by Mr. Fitrpatrlck, a
notary of the appointment office. The cere
mony was performed in the secretary's office,
in the presence of er-8ecretary Fairchlld and
a dozen or more officials. When Mr. Win
dom had signed the oath, Mr. Fairchild took
him by the hand and said: ul hope, sir, that
when you come to leave this department it
will be with as good a grace as when you left
AND STILL THEY.KEEP COMING.
Ten Thousand More Visitors at the Whits
House Keep the President Busy.
Washington Citt, March 7. It is esti
mated that 10,000 people were admitted to
tbe White House grounds yesterday. About
half of these were allowed the privilege of
shaking bands with the president. Delegation
after delegation passed through the front
doors of tbe mansion and by President Har
rison in the East room. The line was not
halted for any speech-making or for tbe pres
entation of tributes to the president. Forty
persons to the minute, at times, passed by,
and shook hands. At 3 o'clock tbe president
went up stairs to lunch, and fifteen minute
later reappeared in tbe East room, and still
the people came. There were representative
from every state In the Union, and f isra ever)
society or other organization that attended
the inauguration ceremonies.
After shaking bands with perhaps 5,000
people fatigue compelled bun to stop; but to
gratify the curiosity of thosi outside he stood
under the portico of the main entrance and
bowed to about 6,000 people who passed be
fore him. Thon he went back to bis desk for
a short time and began handshaking again
after a lapse of fifteen minutes. At 3:13
o'clock the president closed bis second weary
day's experience at handshaking.
Among the delegations that called were
the Vanderbilt club, of Columbia, S. C. ; the
Alabama association, and tbe Iowa Battal
ion. Tbe two Dakotas were represented by
large delegations and an Indiana delegation
of several hundred was welcomed with a
short speech in reply to one by Gen. Tom
Browne, the president expressing bis regret
that he couid not give his visitors such a
home welcome as many of them bad often
A special reception was given, to the jus
tices of the supreme court.
Robert Smalls, the colored ex-member of
congress faora South Carolina, presented a
South Carolina delegation composed prin
cipally of colored men. The Cyclone Flam
beau club, of Kansas City, also called. A
handsomely mounted broom was presented
to tbe president by a visiting delegation.
A number of persons introduced themselves
to the president as relatives, and to each the
latter spoke a few words. "Father says," said
Russell Harrison last evening, "that he didn't
find out until yesterday how many relatives
he has. Tbey don't bother bim any, but he
doesn't like to have so many."
Rlddlebcrger's Latest Freak.
Wabhingtok Citt, March 7. It is said
that ex-Senator EiddJeberger is not pleased
because tbe senate, on motion of Senator
Daniel, expunged from The Congressional
Record all reference to tbe scene which took
place on Sunday night, when, by order of
President Ingalls, PJddleberger was expelled
from tbe ohamber. The ex-senator has writ
ten to two or three prominent Democrats in
the senate, asking that the entire colloquy be
inserted in the account of the proceedings.
Nothing can be done in this direction, though,
by this extra session.
DR. MARY TAKES THE CHAIR.
The Noted Woman Suffrage Advocate Cre
ates a Diversion.
Washington Citt, March 7. The capitol
continues to be an object of attraction to vis
itors and was crowded again yesterday.
Both the senate and bouse chambers were
filled all day with a moving throng. In the
afternoon those on the bouse floor witnessed
a peculiar scene. An effeminate-looking per
son, wearing trousers, a Prince Albert coat
and silk hat, ascended to the epesker's desk
and removing the hat began an address in a
sharp, squeaky voice. It was Dr. Mary
Walker. She Informed the astonished au
dience that tbe time was not far distant when
tbe speaker of tbe house of representees
would be a woman, and instead of the speak
er recognizing the gentleman from Indiana,
Dakota, etc., the speaker would say tbe lady
from Iudiuna, Dakota, etc. She was right
in tbe midst of an old-fashioned woman's
rights speech, when the confusion and crowd
bea-as to grow so great that she was politelv
led" TrotnTier ex;3ted position by a floor
keeper, who escorted her out of the ball.
National Educational Association.
Washington Citt, March 7. The Na
tional Educational association began a three
days' meeting in tbe National Museum yester
day morning, Fred M. Campbell, of Oakland,
Cala., presiding. A committee was ap
pointed to lay bei ore congress the import
ance of national ai i to education, and then
tbe following papers were read during the
morning, afternoon and. evening sessions
"The Relation of Psychology to Pedagogics,'
by Nicholas M. But er, president of the college
for training teachers, Haw York city; "Uity
Training and rra :tioe aonoois," by W. 8.
Jackman, principal of the high school, Pitts
burg; "County Institutes," by A- G. Lane,
superintendent of tchools, Cook county. Illi
nois; "State Teachers' Institutes,' by John
w. Dickinson, secretary state board of edu
cation, Massachusetts; "Relation of Manual
Training to Body and Soul," by James Mac-
A lister, supenu ten lent of public schools,
The Ball a Financial Saccess.
Washington City, March 7. The in
auguration commit xe achieved an unpre
cedented financial success. The receipts for
ball tickets were ,000. There were about
14,000 tickets sold tc the promenade concerts
Tuesday at 50 cents each, and the ball tickets
are still being sold a souvenirs for (1 each.
It is expected tbat the receipts will foot up
about 5.0,000. It is known tbat there will
be a surplus of f 20,(00 or more after paying
all expenses and returning all of the (50,000
guarantee to the sut scribers.
The Senators rrl'tted for a Long- Talk.
Washington Cnr, March 7. Opinions
differ as to tbe prol able length of tbe pres
ent special session of tbe senate, and it is
said that it may lie prolonged for several
weeks. Senator Sptouer says that Senator
Coke's recon t speech on the southern outrage
resolution should not be allowed to go to the
country unanswered. Senator Spoouer is
prepared to go on vith tbe discussion, and
bo would have delivered his speech before
the 4tu of March hud an opr irtunity pre
Postponed the Convention.
Washington City, March; 7. A confer
ence of the delega ten-elect to the National
Colored Men's convention was held here
yesterday morning, and it was decided to
postpone the convention, which was called
for yesterday, until April 30, and to meet
in New Yovk city on that date. The conven
tion will consider the intellectual, civil and
political status of the colored people.
Suicide of a Knight of Labor.
Washington City, March 7. At noon
yesterday the body of H. G. Trader, a clerk
in tbe sixth auditor's office, and a well-known
Knight of Labor, wi found in a room in the
International hotel, H- 9 Pennsylvania avenue.
There was a "rough on rats" box beside him
and it bad been emptied. Trader was about
40 years old and uu harried. Cause of sui
Will Mtlck to Durrows for Speaker.
Washington City, March 7. The cause
of Representative J. C. Burrows, of Michi
gan, in the speakership contest was consider
ably strengthened yesterday morning by tbe
action of his Mlchiga i colleagues. Tbe en
tire Michigan delegat on senators and rep
resentative; met aud pledged themselves to
support Burrows, first , last, and all tbe time.
Representative Townshend 111.
Washington City, March 7. Representa-
tiveJR. W. Townshend, of Illinois, is at his ho
tel ui this city very ill with pneumonia. The
chances of bis recovery can not be fairly esti
mated for a day or two.
DIED AN AGONIZING DEATH.
Fast In tbe Mad, a Man la Drowned by
Charleston, S. C, March 7. John D.
Wrede, drummer for commission bouse in
tbis city, met a horrible death Tuesday night
He left bin borne at about 9 o'clock and was
not beard from until 9 a. m. yesterday, when
bis body wns found stuck in the mud at
Hunter's dock, on the eastern water front
The body was buried in tbe mud up to
his arms, which were extended. It is
supposed that he ft 11 from tbe wharf
into the dock, and while trying to extri
cate himself sank so d.-ep as to be unable to
get out. At tbat hour 10 p. m. tbe tide
was low, and at high ti Je there is not over
three feet of water over "tbe spot where he
perished. He must have been slowly
drowned by the rising tide. There are resi
dences within a hundred yards of tbe place
where he was found, bi t bis cries were on
heard. He must have been alive for four
hours before the tide re icbed bis mouth and
drowned him. Wrede is the fourth victim
who has perished there In the same w-ay.
The Itritlsh Gobbling AU the Beer.
Rochester, N. Y., March 7. It is reported
on good authority that a British syndicate,
through its agent, Luke Bishop, has pur
chased tbe Genesee, Rochester, aud Bartbol
omay breweries, the tin ee biggest institutions
of tbe kind in tbis city.
Chicago, March 7. It Is announced that
the English beer syndi cate has succeeded in
getting a foothold in Chicago by the pur
chase Tuesday of a controlling interest in the
MeAvoy Brewing corrpany. Tbe stock se
cured was tbat of J. J. McGrath and John
A. King, who are unde utood to have made
$50,000 and tno.OXK), respectively, by &
A S.OOO-Pound 1'ulley Bursts.
Lynn, Mass., Maroh 7 Tbe main pulley,
six feet iu diameter, forty-four inoh face and
weigbiug J, 000 pounds, located on the main
shaft in the new building of the Thomson
Electric Welding company. Federal street,
burst yesterday forsnoot with a loud report
One piece weighing 800 pounds went up
through tbe roof and landed on top of the
building. Nobody was h art, but tbe engineer
had a narrow escape.
NEW WAY TO FAISE TAXES.
Putting It All on Colorations, Whisky,
and Tobacco Leg islative Notes. ...
Springfield, Ills., Mtrch 7. A new de
parture in plans for rt.ising state revenue
was the joint resolution prepared by Camp
bell and introduced in the senate yesterday.
It says that the attempt to tax every one
equally under the present system is a failure,
and tbat corporations get out of their share
of taxation, which falls upon real estate.
Therefore it resolves for submitting to the
people at the next state election an amend
ment to the constitution providing tbat rev
enue for state purposes and for tho
support of public schools shall be
raised by taxing the t apital stock of cor
porations organized for profit under the laws
of the state, by taxing the receipts of rail
way and telegraph compt nies, by taxing tbe
sale of beer, whisky, and tobacco, and, if
necessary, by levying a graduated tax upon
the incomes of citizens. The resolution was
laid over under the rules.
The billtprovidlng for pawners' associations
was passed to third reading. A bill was in
troduced providing a wa in which persons
once adjudged insane nay legally be de
The house put in tbe day on tbe school law
codification bill and adopted all tbe commit,
tee amendments thereto.
Indianapolis, March 7. Tbe senate de
cided tbe Grlmee-Bichowsd contest in favor
of the Democrat Grimes yesterday, ou the
ground of intimidation iind illegal voting.
There was a minority report that Grimes re
ceived more illegal votes than bis competitor,
but it didn't count Grimes then took the
seat Tbe senate passed the deficiency bill,
tying up the money so as lo prevent the state
officers drawing their salaries unless an ap
propriation is made tbtrefor. The bouse
passed the bill authorizing the negotiation of
a loan of 12,900,000, which now goes to tbe
Governor Hovey began iiuit in tbe supreme
court to test the constitutionality of the
supreme oourt commissiou law.
-When a girl is bent on getting married
the stands up strelgbter than ever.
An easy way of "rusting the growler"
ia to tU a tin pail to a defra tall.
A Dreadful Memory,
The Result of a Terrible Mo
ment of Madness.
A WOMAN'S AWFUL DEED OF BLOOD.
She Alraont Decapitates Her Husband in
His Sleep and Is Prevented from Mar
derins; Her Sons Mad When She Com
mitted the Crime She Returns to Rea
son to Realise Her Tragic Bereavement
and Suffer an Agony of Remorse.
Waukesha, Wis., March 7. One of the
saddest tragedies in the history of Waukesha
county was enacted Tuesday evening in a lit
tle farm house on the Anderson property, be
tween Delafleld and Nashotah mission. Dur
ing a fit of temporary insanity Mrs. Ann
Driscoll killed her husband, nearly decapi
tating him with an ax, and attempted to slay
her two son The woman was arrested and
brought here yesterday morning. She has
recovered her reason and recalls ever? inci
dent of the terrible affair.
Timothy Driscoll was about 58 or ISO years
old, a tenant on tbe Anderson farm. His
family consisted of his wife, Ann, about .V
years old, two sons aged respectively 27 and
23, and a daughter about 25 years old all
living at borne. Mi s. Driscoll bag been in
poor health for several months, but until
within a few days no fears were entertained
that her reason would give away. During tbe
last week or ten days, however, there have
been indications tbat hor mind was becoming
Tuesday evening about 9:80 o'clock the
younger son left tbe house, going to the barns
to look after tbe stock. All the afternoon
and evening Mrs. Driscoll says she was op
pressed with a strange presentiment that
something was about to happen to ber hus
band and children a feeling tbat to save
them from the impending calamity she must
take their lives. Mrs. Driscoll according
ly followed the son from the bouse
and, securing an ax, concealed her
self behind some shrubbery and with
weapon uplifted awaited the com
ing of the young man. When the moment
arrived for tho fatal blow to be struck the
woman says she becaute unnerved and beei-
tatad a moment. At that instant tbe son dis
covered har KhA hnctilv ntmaA tk. by ;M
She folds of her dress and accompanied the
young man to the bouse. Entering the bed
room she bid tbe deadly weapon under tbe
bed. She also secured a large, keen-edged
knife, which she placed in tbe bed, retiring in
a few minutes. Half an hour later Mr. Dris
coll retired, exchanging a few words with bis
wife, and soon went to sleep.
When Mrs. Driscoll was convinced that her
husband was asleep she arose softly, sejmred
the ax, and raising it high above her bead
prejared to bring the keen blade down on the
neck of the sleeping man. She seemed to
realize what she was doing, the woman says,
and lowered tbe weapon. Five times she did
this, tbe laet occasion bringing the ax down
on ber husband's neck, the keen blade sever
ing cords and arteries. Driscoll raised him
self spasmodically and gasped: "Oh, Ann,
you've killed me!" and fell to the floor. He
did not sneak again. Securing a rr.or the
woman started for the aiartnieius on tbe
second floor where the eons and daughters
were asleep, to murder them.
Miss Driscoll occupied a room near the
head of the stairs, and beard her mother's
step as the woman stealthily ascended. Peer
ing through tbe half open door she saw her
mother move to the bedside of the young
men and carefully unfasten tbe collar of the
younger and bare bis throat Over the neck
of the sleeping youth was held tbe raior.
The young woman did not hesitate an in
stant, but sprang forward and grasped the
woman s wrist. A desperate struggle ensued
lasting but a moment, tn which the daughter
wasjsuccessful in disarminpfhar mother. The
yonng men were aroused and the woman
overpowered. Then the tragedy in the sleep
ing room below was discovered.
Mrs. Driscoll when brought to Waukesha
yesterday was in a terrible condition ofjmind,
grief and remorse struggling for the mastery.
There is no doubt tbat she was insane when
she attacked ber husband, as the lite of the
family is known to have been peaceful and
the relations of the memliers affectionate.
A RUNAWAY ENDS TRAGICALLY.
Tbe Young Man Kills His Sweetheart and
Earlviluc, Ills., March 7. A horrible
murder and suicide occurred at tbe residence
of A. V. B. Phillips, two miles north of this
city, at an early hour last evening. Sunday
evening Duncan McLacblan, a young black
smith, aged 20, whose borne is in this city.
but who fr the past year has been working
with bis brothers in a shop at Paw Paw,
and Cora Carnahan, the 18-year-old daugh
ter of 8. W. Carnahan, proprietor of the
Detamore bouse at Paw Paw. ran awav
together. Since then the parents of tbe girl
and detectives have been on their track.
Tuesday night the couple, tired out from
walking, appeared at tbe house of Elmer
Davis, and with whom McLachlan was ac
quainted, and asked to stay, to which Davis
consented. Yesterday they appeared
jovial and happy and acted as though
their cares rested lightly upon them.
but last night tbey complained of feeling
fatigued and retired early. A little after 7
o'clock Davis beard three shots fired in tbeir
room and hurrying up-stairs found tbat Mc
Lachlan had shot the girl in tbe head twice
and then had turned the revolver upon him
self. The first two bullete.accomplished thelr
mission instantly, but tbe third, although
fatal, did not produce death for some hours.
It is thought tbat the deed was planned
some days before, and that the girl, was a
willing victim, as upon leaving home sle left
a note informing her mother tbat she would
never see ber again alive. A letter from
McLacblan to his mother was found upon his
ATROCIOUS CRIME IN KENTUCKY.
A Father Assists In the Poisoning of His
Nine Children Two Dead..
Mocnt Sterling, Ky., March 7. A terri
ble crime has just come to light in the re
mote part of this county on Bpruce creek, in
which a father joined with his mistress and
her brothers and poisoned bis nine children,
from S to 19 years of age. Two of them
died Friday. Jim Holden and his sister,
a bad character, went to the house of Frank
Conk wrigbt, tbe woman arriving early and
Jim about ti o'clock. The woman, Susan
Holden, was living in adultery with Cona
wrlght, and because the children protested
they had been severely chastised
and often driven from home. When
Jim Holden arrived at the bouse
be went to bed with Conkwright's
W-year-old daughter, who was taken sick about
8 o'clock Friday morning and died with con
vulsions that afternoon. The 3-year-old child
drank water at 11 o'clock Thursday night and
died at 4 o'clock Friday morning, and when
Dr. School arrived Friday he found all the
children exoept the eldest very sick with un
mistakable evidences of having been poisoned.
The ftftber, who has been a widower for three
years, Susau Holden, and ber brother Jim are
now in jail here, and Bill Holden has made
bis escape. In the section where the crime
was committed excitement runs high, and
could hands be laid on these fiendish brutes
tbe state would be relieved of further costs.
Bluing Wool at Phlladeipn.
Philadelphia, March 7. Early yester
day morning fire entirely destroyed the
building 1,803 and 1,809 Hope street, occu
pied by D. J. Fow & Bra as a wool ware
house. Tbe contents were also destroyed.
Um, 130,000; insured. Hoseman Hendricks,
of engine 15, was vary badly hurt by fall
Undermined by the Mississippi.
Vicksbcro, Miss., March 7. A portion of
tbe river bank at Bullitf s Bayou caved in
Tuesday morning at S o'clock, oarrying with
it into the water, Limerick ft Colsoo's ware
house, in which the postofSoe was situated,
and part of J. B, WilUa house. Mrs. Willis
and two daughters narrowly seeapsd drowning
Lower California the El Dorado
of Treasure Seekers.
GLOWING REPORT FROM THE MINE3.
Men Leave Their Work and Towns Are
Dertd in the Wild Race for Wealth
Tlckllnh State of Affairs on the Bor
der Mexican Troops Drive Back the
Kxplorers A Valuable Silver Lode
Found in Colorado.
San Dieoo, Cel., March 7. Many people
have left here for the gold fields near Ensen
ada, in Lower California. The workmen on
the Cuyamaca, Sau Diego & Eastern rail
road have left in a body for the mines, and
work on the road has been stopped. Steam
ers between Han Diego and Ensenada have
doubled their rates, but the rush continues
and stages are now running overland, carry
ing many persons direct to the mines. The
San Diego papers state that the development
covers 10() miles square and that placer mines
are making a great deal of money. Tuesday
1 13,000 in gold dust was brought into Ensen
ada aud Hnn Diego. A majority of the Cali
fornia papers have urged the people to be
cautious aliout rushing into the mines, owing
to the fact that many of those rocently re
ported in California failed to carry out the
Brst iivlii-ations of wealth, but the people in
the southern portion of the state now believe
that j new aud profitable gold field has been
The Examiner's Secial from San Diego
sayB: "The Mexican border at Liajuana has
had the appearance of war for the past two
days. Nearly 100 teams and trains, and 500
prospectors gathered there to enter the gold
fields. They wanted to evade the customs
officers and attempted to force their way into
JHexieo, but Mexicau trooiis forced the tres
passers I mck.
Tho Union publishes statements from Pro
fessor Anthony, Charles Bennett, John
Eiberry, and others of undoubted veracitv.
saying that tho fields are phenomenally rich.
Fully 1,000 people are iu camp. Ali of the
peninsular towns are deserted.
A Silver Discovery iu Colorado.
Aspkx, Col., March 7. A prospector near
Marion, Col. , yesterday discovered a won
derfully rich outcrop of spar near the Flor
ence llel mine. It is a two feet thick vein,
impregnated with l.rit tlo and ruby silver as
rich as that recently developed in the Mollie
AMERICAN TROTTING ASSOCIATION.
It Truiiksrt BiioiueM of Importance to
Owners of f lyers.
Chicago, March 7. The first biennial
congress of the Amwican Trouiug Associa
tion closed yesterday afternoon. The officers
elected were: Charles Greene, of St. Louis,
president, and C. L. Benjamin, Saginaw,
Mich. ; W. P. Ijams, Terre Haute, Ind. ; O.
C. Lewis. Chicago; G. B. McFall, Ottumwa,
la., and John Farley, of Toledo, directors.
A numler of alterations were made in lKth
the by-laws and track rules. The princiial
one in tbe former was the admission of all of
tbe 818 local associations on the association
rolls to active niemberkhip. Two-thirds of
these have heretofore been known as
"transients," aud have had no vote in the
association moetin s. The changes in the
track rules were many, and some of them
important. Hereafter all entries must le ab
solute or upon conditions named by the local
associations instead of the owi.ur, as hereto
fore. Makers of false entries must hereafter
lie fined, tbe optiou being taken away from
the local association ; owners are required to
testify in casus of indentification, or be fined
not more than f 100; when a driver drives to
win he is to receive a sum not exceeding $100,
the monpy to be paid out of the winnings of
the horse if the driver betters the horse's po
sition, if not, the money is to lie paid by the
association ; protests must be filed immediate
ly hereafter. Instead of in sit weeks as here
tofore, or the right tie forfeitel Two-year-olds
are barred from 3-year-old races except
in special cases.
Tbe question of removing the principal
business office to Chicago was left for the
next meeting to decide. Tbe next meeting
of the congress will be held in this city two
Six Men Supposed to Have Prrinhed.
Kansas City, Mo., Morch 7. The Metro
politan (.treet car stables on Third street,
burned Inst niht. fiix m u are supposed to
have perished in the flames, as that many
employes had retired and have not been
found. Loss, f.0,000. Seventy-five mules
were also burned.
Go from Home to Hear Hi Nw.
London, March 7. Tbe Standard's Berlin
correspondent asserts tliHt Mr. Jotin A. Kas
son will represent the United States In the
vVhr M ere the I'oli?
Ottawa, Out., March 7. Last night the
safe in t'. Ottawa police station was robbed
of ft00. An ex-olicenian is suspected.
Governor Ames, of Massachusetts, has ap
pointed April 4 as fast day.
Queen Victoria left IWtsmoutb Wednesday
on the royal yacht for Cherbourg, on her way
to Biarritz. France.
Ten thousand houses in Philadelphia will be
heated by steam from a central battery of
boilers next winter.
Miss Mary Imise Booth, editress of Har
pers' Bazar, died in New York Tuesday
night, bhe was 48 years old.
Among the debts left by Fer jurer Pigott
was one of 10 for books, one of the books
being a work on i-hirography.
The Farmers' Union Mercantile firm, of
Livermore, Cal., bus assigned. Liabilities
estimated at $145,000, assets not known.
The comptroller of the currency has au
thorized tbe First National bank of Gaines
ville, Ga., to liegin business with a capital of
Viscount Miindevillo, who in married
Miss Consuolo Yr.nnga, has beou declared a
bankrupt by the English courts lie owes
The customs authorities at Toronto haw
seized 100 copies of novels of Zola for being
of immoral character. The liooks have been
Thomas J. Esterbrook, enptaiu of tbe
Louisville ball club, was married Wednesday
night to Miss Emily O. Johuson, of Brook
lyn, N. Y.
King Milan of Servia has abdicated in fa
vor of bis son aud appointed regents to carry
on tbe government. The boy is a very email
king yet. Milan is threatened with loss of
Mr. George Boldt, who served the supper
tt the inaugural ball at Washington, has dis
tributed among the charitable institutions all
of the provisions which were not used on the
ulght of tbe baa
Lansi.vq, Mich., March 7. The joint reso
lution providing for the extension of the ex
istence of the life of certain corporations by
an amendment to the constitution went
through the legislature 'yesterday. It is of
vital Interest to the owners of 100.000.000 of
capital The vote on the amendment will be
taken in April. Auotuer constitutional
amendment resolution passed submits to the
people the proposition to raise the governor's
salary to $4,000 per annum.
Madison, Wis., March 7. The senate yes
terday passed bills: appropriating $50,000 to
the Waupaca home; taxing inxurance com
panies 2 per cent. ; makiiig the poualty for kid
naping ten years in prison, v The house con-
plllTtftri in th iAlinlM lkfll annmnnatlnv 1
000 to the state board of health with which to
prevent the introduction or spread of con
A bona swap was successfully accom
plished at Braldentown, Fla., by tbe
payment of 28 cents as "dicker."
Water bondf Temperance pledges. -
Rush for Hf
Mr. Cleveland and Wife and Col. and Mrs,
Lauiont Off for Strw York.
Washington Citt, March 7. The pri
vate carriage of ex-Secretary Fairchild drove
up to the Baltimore & Ohio station at 10:40
yesterday morning and ex-President Cleve
land, Mrs. Cleveland, Mr. Fairchild and Mrs.
Folsom alighted from it. They were met at
the curb by Marshal Wilsou. CoL and Mrs.
Lamont, with their baby, arrived later and
Jouied Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland shortly before
the train departed.
Mrs. Cleveland was dressed in a simple
traveling funimue of dark cloth with a ma
roon coat, and looked her loveliest. Friends
crowded throug tho car bidding farewell, and
many of the ladies went visibly affected to
tears, while orcasioniilly Mis. Cleveland's
voice would fuller a little, but she kept up
remarkaoly well. Amu those who were
there wore cx-Secretary Vilas, Mrs. Don M.
Dickltimn, Mr. Sliannia Garland, Mr. Alex
ander Giegor (of tbo Hujsiau l. gniion), Mrs.
Whitney aud Miss Dickinson.
At li o'clock sharp, the tra n glided swiftly
out oi tnoswtiou bound lor ow ork, Mrs.
Cleveland stauding in the door of the car
waving her handkerchief, and .Mr. Clveland
by ber sulo with bis bat in hi hand, white
the crowd choered. Besides Mr. and Mis.
Clevelaud, the party in the train eoi misled of
Col. ami air. Lvuont and the children,
Mi-s. Dickinson and Mrs. Kolsoui.
The iieople of Baltimore had invitod the
party to !op oil at that city and receive aa
ovation, but Mr. Cleveland declined.
Heartily irtd at Jersey City.
Jsbw York, March 7 President Cleveland
and wifs, D. S. Lamont and family, Mrs.
Folsom, and ei-Secretary Dickinsou and wife
arrived at the New J.irsey Central station in
Jersey City at 6 p. m. As tiwy walked down
the long platform to the ferryboat a big
crowd tbat had gathered in the station
cheered lustily. Mr. und Mrs. Cleveland
bowed frequently m acknowledgment, and
Mrs. Cleveland was evidently pleased at the
unexicted heartiness of their welcome. As
they stepped aooard the boat some one in the
crowd called for three cheers for Grover
Cleveland, and l hoy were given with a wilL
Then there wa a call for three cheers for
Mrs Cleveland, and the cheers were so loud
aud vigorous tbat Mrs. Cleveland not only
smiled, but blualied with pleasure as she ma!e
a final bow ot acknowledgment and disap
peared from view in the cabin. Ou arriving"
in New York the party were driven to the
An Adjustable rogtottice Administration.
Xkw York, March 7 The World has the
following special from Louisville, Ky. : E. 8.
Tuley now occupies the office of assistant post
master at Louisville, under Postmistress
Thompson, haviug been Installed at noon
Tuesday, when Charles B. Weaver turned
over to him the affairs of the office. The as
sistant postmasters! lip seems to be Mrs.
Thomjison's bauner of allegiance. Under
Democratic rule she takes a iJemocrat a lieu
tenant aud keeps him there until the Ki. Tib
licans get poK9$iu. Then in goes a Repub
lican. Mr. Tuley was first appointed to ids
office Mma twenty five years . . , and has
hold it continuously since, except during the
brief period when -tbe office was tilled by Mr.
An Old MinneHpolitan Suicide.
Minneapolis, Miua, March 7 Capt,
Chas Russell, an old and respected citizen of
this place, committed suicide yesterday aft
ernoon by shooting In the head. He bad
leen suffering for the hist year or more from
dropsy of the heart, and it is supposed he
commutod the act while in a fit of temporary
insanity. He was 74 years of age aud for
many years a ea captain.
Murphy and Weir Sign for a Fight.
Boston, March Frank Murphy and Ike
Weir yesterday signed to fight to a finish
with kid gloves, Queenslierry rules, betweeu
March 23 and 30, w ithin 250 miles of Chicago,
8 1.250 to w inner and $250 to loser, Dick
Uoche, of St. Louis, to choose the referee.
The Went lier We May Kxpect.
WasniNUTON Citt. March 7. The indica
tions for thirty-si hours from 8 p. in. yester
day arc as follows: For Iowa Fulr, cooler
weather; inn ihiTly winds, tor Michigan and
Wisconsin Fair, slightly cooler weather;
norther y winds. For Indiana aud lilinolt
r'alr wtMthcr: tatl nary tempera lire, fol
lowed In Illinois by slig-htiy c-juler; north
weMei ly lndn.
Chicago, March 6.
On the board of trade to-1ay quotation were
as rollows: Wheat No. 2 March, opened lUe,
cloned Ws: Mny. opened Sl.'d?, closed tl "::,
July, opened ic, dosed tsic. Corn No. -Maixb.
opeued o4sc. closed ?s-" May. opened
and cloned ;c: .uly, opened and closed :rC.
Oats -No. 2 March, opened aud closed S'ic;
May, opeued and cUed -".:; June, opened
closed aJ'-fce.. 1'iirk March, opened and
closed fcia.oi; .Miiy. opened tl.J, closvd
$12.a: Jiiue, opened $lS.Ut. closed Sl-Mti.
Lard March. oicncd $D.l'i;s. closed SO.ftx.
iVmluce: Kiutor -Fancy Klgin creamery. US
diUnt- per Hi: laries in lines, i:&17c; packing;
stock. UKiiVJt: KKKS-trlctlr fresh laid. 13di
Uttsc. per dor.. Dreised poultry Chickens,
loyfcc tier I ti: roosters. oc;tui keys, lldfrl4c; ducks,
lie; K'-etH). S4i.fiOis7.uu per (ioz. potatoes Choice
Hurhunks, ift&Juo per hu; Beauty of Hebron, SO
t&ttc; Karly ituse, &&iiic; sweet potatoes, (1.75
(JU-'t per bbl. Apples Choice greenings. $1.50
&2.uu per bhl; ioor lots, 7ici$l.lW. Cranber
ries, bell aud butfle, $i.mra3.Uu pur bhl.
New Youk, Maroh ft.
Wheat-Quiet: No. 1 red state, tl.Ofl:
No. 2 do, l;v6c: No. 'i red winter April, fitte:
do May, tKHe; do June. Wo. C'orn-sheady;
No. X mined, 45c cash: do March, Mo bid:
do April, Sfa; do May. 44c id. Oate Steady;
No. 1 white ataU), i'Jc; No. 2 do. 81 o; No. i
mixed March, ale; do April, ISIc; do May
ulc. Itye Dull. Barley-Nominal. Pork
Dull; new mess, U.1niiUJtu. Ljrd Steady;
April, z.Mt; iay. 7.U0; June, I7.:.
Live tkock: Cattle fcxtrein ly dull, but
prime tt.-ers a shade firmer, aud &&10u V 1 0
ids logiier; common to prime, j 6 u.H W V UXl
lbs; choice, and coromoa exlrt. $4-"i4 9j.
Hboep aud Lam os-Rather dull for sheep; ac
tive and trifle firmer for yearbng lambs;
sheep, ?4.(y.:..-l; lambs, W.t4t.:.2S. Hons
Koiolaally dull and lowsr. Si.Si it JdJ 9 luOSDs.
Hay Upland prairie, ftf&S.
Bjy Tlmom) new $7&tt.U0.
Potatoes waaBe .
Cos doft Xie : hai 4 M . 00
Oord Weoa-Osk. ti.K: Hickory, fa.
amw-l&W: baled $S.ou.
WELL KNOWN AND POPULAR
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prove to be as not represented.
-We give you value received and more forever;
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Embalming a Specially.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Wm. A damson.
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Rock Island, 111
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
fc3FSecond Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repaired.
Plumbine, Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors,
tfroogbt, Cst tad Lead Pipe, Pips Pitting end Brass Goods of every description
Rubber Host sod Packing ot all kinds, Oraia Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Office aid Shop No. II? Eighteenth St., ROCK ISLAJD. UL
ON LiY 2.00 .A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
aua bars setae of the
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