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THE raOOKTBITAyP AltOTTS. FKIDAY MARCH r 8. 1 83 9.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Fbi oat, March 8. 1889.
The failure ' of the Panama canal
schema aeemi to be absolute, and not far
from t250.0O0.OO0 have thus been hope
lessly sunk, while tbe sum necessary to
complete tbe enierprliw is estimated at
990.000.000 more. Work has nearly
been discontinued, and it Is conceded
tbat it will entirely stop within a few
weeks. Wblle tbls gigantic failure is a pit
iful one for the thousands of French peo
pie who have iurested their savings in it
through couQdence in Da Lesseps, it will
greatly Improve the prospects of tbe Nic
arag-ua canal enterprise, in wbich Ameri
can capital and genius are now earnestly
interested. -Railway Age.
The following from tbe recent address
to tbe democratic clubs of tbe United
States is as clear and concise an enuncia
tion of tbe democratic creed as we have
seen. It should be kept before tbe peo
pie and openly proclaimed at nil times by
every democrat in the land. The princl
pies of pure and unadulterated democracy,
according tn tbe aildress, are:
To preserve the constitution of the
Foiled States, the autonomy of the
states, local self-government and freedom
To resist revolutionary charges and the
centralization of power.
To oppose tbe imposition of taxes be
yond tbe necessities of government eco
To promote economy in all branches of
tbe public service.
To oppose unnecessary commercial re
strictions for the benefit of tbe few at tbe
expense of the many.
To oppose class legislation, which de
spoils labor and builds up monopoly.
To maintain inviolate tbe fundamental
principle of democracy 'Equality be
fore tbe law."
Ex-Postmaster General Thomas L.
Jaxes, In a remarkable article on ."The
Railway Mail Service," in the March
"Tbe possession of the immense pat
ronage of tbe government did not save
the republican party from defeat in 1834,
or keep the democratic party in power in
1SS8. I leas are stronger than 'soap' and
principles more potent than spoils. It is
due to President Clevelnnd to state that
toward tbe close of bis administalion be
recognized the importance of pt rmanency
in tbe railway mail service and that he
made a long step in advance by approve
itig a series of rules submitted by tbe civil
service -commission having for its objocl
the removal of the service from the in
fluences of politicians. It needs more
than this, however; it need tbe sanctity
of tbe statute law declaring that the
clerks should not only keep their offices
during good behavior, but that after
twenty years of faithful and efficient ser
vice, or before that time, if injured in the
discbarge of their duty, they should re
tire on half pay. In case of death from
accident, while on duty, proper provision
should be tntde for the family of the offi
cial. Whenever justice is done bv con
gress in these particulars tbe United
States will have the best and roost effi
cient rail way mail service in tbe world."
Ex-Km, Milan of mrvia ha adopted tba
title of Count Taicowa.
Ejc-PrwiHsut OvpI.ui I ontr! on his
prai-ticx as a New Yorli lawyar Thursday
lxamli V. Wiilis'iison. a Philadelphia
millionaire and pliilautUrnpUl, died early
The tntnl net profit on tb inaugural hall is
alKiut ,nno, nrvl tti mnnasrs don't know
whr.t to i!o with tbo money.
White-Cup- ar njioratins at Iluntinpburg,
I ml. On man hits bfxu severely n hipped
and others hfive been warned.
A. Winters, lnre of tu Blue Mound, Ills.,
Cyclone, has purchase 1 The Moweaqua Call,
Fred & Burnn publishers. He will assume
control March 11.
The Woman's SufTraze laue, at Ksw
York, Ttiur.-iv, nrruii.'-fl for a national
convention of Woman Siiffi-upe leagues, to be
held in tt -if y Apr I 7 und Si.
Hon. John S. Ciiirkvci, of Iowa, was
stricken with an nfai.k of vertijo Wednes
day, and wa cnifined to his room at Worm
ley's hotel, Wosiiington Citr, Thursday.
The Porky Mountain News, of Denver,
Colo., yesterday purchased for $1-0,000 one
of the finest corners in the city, on which a
mammoth newspaper office will be erected,
George Cook, aged 7D, a pauper, was fired
out of the poor bouse at Crawfordsvllle.
Ind., Thursday because tbe authorities dis
covered that he bad f h,000 hid under his bed.
It is stated that upward of $1,0 O,030 has
been subscribed by American boodle rs In
Canada to defeat tbe Canadian anti-boodle
bill, which would keep out American fugi
tive. Tbe public school board of Toronto has ap
pointed a committee of five members to make
a tour of the leading American cities to
gather information respecting school build
The venerable Kelson Pewey ex-governor
of Wisconsin, lies dangerously ill at his borne
In Cassville, having been stricken with para
lysis on Saturday last. Mr. Dewey Is among
the oldest surviving settlers of Wisconsin,
A swindler went through the business part
of Peoria, Ills., Thursday and got about 19
each from tue prominent business men by
betting on the spelling of the word "choir."
He went all around in one day and then
J. P. MacCrarrahan, a well-known Journal
ist, dropped dead Thursday morning of heart
disease in a restaurant, In Jov- York where
be had gone for breakfast He was 43 years
old, and was noted as a writer both on this
and the other side of the Atlantic.
W. P. Becker, of Wittenberg college, won
the Ohio state oratorical contest two weeks
ago. He was charged with plagiarism and
upon investigation it was found that he had
taken his oration bodliy from an article by
Dr. Crocker, of Ann Arbor, published in The
State of uhio. Cm or Toledo,
LtJCAS Cocnty, 8. S.
Fbakk J. Cheney makes oath that he
is the senior partner of tbe firm of F. J
Cheney & Co., doing burineBs in the
city of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and tbat said firm will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh tbat cannot be
cured by the "use of Hall's Catarrh
Cube. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Bworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6:h day of December,
A. D , '86. A. W. GLEASGN.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucua surfaces of tbe system . Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
sSTSold by druggists, 73c.
Paria still holds tbe monopoly for the
production of designs in calico printing
in Europe, especially of those of the bet
"Be that lacks time to mourn, lack
time to mend." Tbe better way Is to
take a pain in time, fight it daily and
hourly with Salvation OIL and not have
anything to mourn about. You can buy
this splendid remedy for twenty-five
cents a bottle at any drug store.
Getting " AiwiiiM
Keeps the New Secretaries
Busy for One Dy.
A LEGION OF WILLING PATRIOTS
Make the LIT of Home Senator a Harden
The Mill Not Grind log Government
Corn Yet, But Plenty of Work When It
Besrlns Nnmtroat Delegation at the
Whit House A ftorsjoou Oown Olven
to Mr. Harrison A Democratic Straw
Develops In Senate Caucus.
Washington City, Marrh 8. Tbo wheels
Of the executive departments, which have
been clogged by tbe excitement attending
the incoming of a new administration, have
not yet begun to turn. Yesterday all of the
new cabinet officers were busy receiving
friends and getting acquainted with bureau
chiefs and other officials. Secretary Win
dom received a number of bis old colleagues
in the senato, mid a grant many of the trea
sury employes also failed. Secretary Tracy
saw about 400 friends and tikvy dannrtment
employes. He was closeted with es -Secretary
Chandler for a long time. All the forenoon
a great throng of visitors and employes of
the state department surged in and out of
Secretary Blaine's oflioe at the state depart
ment. Sir. Blnjue was in excellent spirits
and bad a pleasant word and a srai's for all
with whom he shook hamls. Secretary
Proctor ami ex-Secretary Endicott hold a
joint reception in the secretary's office at
the war department. Huudreds of officials
and employes called, who were introduced to
the new secretary, aud bade the retiring sec
Russell Harrison, with a party of Montana
friends, made the round of the departments,
calling ou the secretaries only to pay their
respects, aud with no design on tbe offices.
Gen. Sherman and Admiral Porter were
among the visiting notable. The assistant
secretary of state's chair is held just now by
walker Klaine, but whether he is to be the
permanent incumbent is not known.
There have been no official changes re
corded yet. out the old incumbents are mak
ing way for the new. Among tbo who have
sent in their resignations are the following
r irst comptroller Durham and Commissioner
of Internal Revenue Miller. Tbereare dozens
of other officials who have tendered or are
ready to tender their resignations, and it
got without saying that there is uo dearth
of willing ones ready to take the pla-es as
soon as convenient.
In fact, the applicants foroflice are lerrion.
It Is said that Senator Cullom was seen
creeping around through the dark corridors
of the em ste, und when asked if be utvl lost
himself replied: "No; 1 have just found a
way to get to my committee room without
running foul of a lot of office-seekers."
"1 lie rush of applicants for oftiee is truly
enormous," said Senator Manrierson yesterday
afternoon. "F. r every position application
come pouring in and they rnnge from a cab
inet ottlce donn to the bumble place of char
woman in the government printing office. A
list of the ebraskans who would like to
serve their country would I a directory of
It is too early to say who are eointr to be
lucky, but it is said that Governor Alger has
tue naming or solicitor general aud that he
has named Col. H. M. Puffield. of Detroit.
The Michigan delegation is convinced that
ex-Represttntaciv Horr will get the Mexican
mission. The Ohioans, headed bv Senator
Sherman aud Representative McKinley,
pushed tbe claims of Gen. Brown, a member
of tbe late congress and a one-legged soldier,
for commissioner of pension They think
they landed him.
Uustou, obalriuan of the Indiana Hanub-
liean state committee, is slated for several
positions, among them treasurer of tbe
United States, and John H. Olwrly seems to
be the choice of many Republicans for Demo
cratic member of tbe civil service commis
sioner. One of tbe early appointment, in all
probability, will be that of Dudley Foulke,
of Indiana, a strong and working Repub
lican but an earnest ctvil service reformer, to
tie a member of the commission.
Tbe g ssip is that the Illinois men will try
to a grow ;o pross Illinois claims for the posi
tion of public printer and the first assistant
postmaster general, and for these oSlces the
names of Cnpt W. M. Meredith and Clark
E. Carr may be agreed upon. It was stated
that Indiana would join hands with Illinois
to get in these two offices if Illi
nois would help the Hoosier state to
get the office of United States treasurer
for J. X. Huston, and the bureau of engrav
ing and printing for Capt Holloway, of In
dianapolis. It was also suggested that Ohio
would co-operate with Its support for these
offices if Indiana an! Illinois backed Ohio's
choice for the pension commissionersbip and
assistant secretary of the treasury.
The president has already caused it to be
understood that there is nothing to be gained
by presenting claims for outside offices at
this time. These will not be taken up in
earnest for a month or two. The first thing
to be attended to is the reorganization of the
In all of the executive departments located
In the state, war and uavy building the
changes likely to result from the change in
politics of the administration are few in num
ber, because a long line of precedents favor
the continuation of the bureau chiefs in the
state department, wblle in the others the
superior posts are mostly filled by detailed
army or navy officers.
One of tbe busiest officers of the new ad
ministration is likely to be Postmaster Gen
eral Wana maker. Tbe first thing to engage
his attention will probably be the 1,800
vacant poetofflces, 1,000 of which are fourth
class places made vacant by resignations.
They were all filled by the assistaut post
master general, but on Feb. VH the postmaster
geueral ret used to sign any more commis
sions. There are 313 presidential places to
fill of tbe remainder, the senate refusing to
confirm Mr. Cleveland's appointments.
THE PRESIDENT'S DAY'S WORK.
Another Crush of Callers and tba First
Cabinet Meeting Attended to.
Warhisgtos City, March At 9:80 a.
m. yesterday the president began bis day's
work, which consisted in receiving callers
and shaking bands with the populace. He
first received tbe inter-state and state railway
commissioners, then shook hands with 1,000
citlsens, and then met a multitude of con
gressmen and others who were looking for
offices. Very little could be done in this line,
however, more than whisper a word to the
president. This continued until noon, and
after a short rest the president at 12:45 was
again in the East room, where he found more
than 100 negro editors of newspapers waiting
to see him. These, together with a large dele
gation from Michigan, beaded by Gen. Byron
M. Cutcheon, and a Tennessee delegation
were disposed of in three-quarters of an hour.
Then tbe president went to luncheon with ex
Governor Porter, of Indiana. At five min
utes after 8 o'clock he was again shaking
hands with a small number of persons assem
bled In tbe East room. Five minutes sufficed
to dispose of them.
During the three-quarters of an hour in
tervening before 8 o'clock a number of sen
ators and representatives called. Among
them were Sawyer, Spooner, Sherman, Cam
eron, Ingalls, McKinley and Butterworth.
One delegation of callers consisted of Arl
tona people, who urged the president to make
an early change in the governorship of Ari
zona, owing to tbe state of feeling between
the present governor and the legislature.
They wanted the change made at once, as tbe
legislature must adjourn on the 23rd inst. and
necessary legislation could not be enacted
under tbe present governor.
A meeting of the cabinet had been set for
8:30, and there was a large crowd waiting
outside with bands Itching to shake that of
tbe president. Gen. Harrison's time was lim
ited, so be went on the main portico and
bowed to the assemblage. Then he wont to
tbe cabinet room and took his pluce at the
head of the big table.
President Harrison gave a reception last
night to Indiana people. They were received
by President Harjison and wifcMr, Russell
Harrison and wife, and Mrs. M::Ke& The I
marine luind was present. All the notable
Indiana people now in tbe city attended.
Tbe president has determined to bold no I
more general receptions this week.
A" GIFT f OR MRS. HARRISON.
Missouri Women Present Her with
Wasmnoton City, March 8. Mrs.
Christine L. Brokaw, of St. Louis, accom
panied by Mrs. Chauncey I. Filley, yester
day presented to Mrs. Harrison, at tbe ex
ecutive mansion, a magnificent relief-painted
gown, or reception dress, of cream gros-grain
silk, with slippeis to match, the gift of the
Gen. Lyon w oman's Relief corps, No. 48,
department or Missouri, auxiliary to the G
A. R. Tbe gown is cut princess back direct
ors, decolette V-shape front, demi-sleeves.
both neck and sljeves filled in with the finest
of duchess lace. From each shoulder to the
waist of the dress are beautifully painted
white lilacs, and on wide panels down each
side of the shut are elaborately painted
bunches of purple, blue, pink and white
lilacs, which can scarcely be distinguished
from the naturt I Bowers. The ladies also
presented, as the gift of Mrs. Brokaw's
daughter, a very handsome rolief-painted
sola cushion, li presenting the gown, Mrs.
Mhs. IUhiusom: It has pleased Ood. our
Heavenly Fat he--, to call to fill the dace of
mother to our country one who Jong; ago
smoothed the pillow of many a suTeriug pa
triot. In behalf of Gen. Lyon Rei.ef Corps
No. 48, auxiliary to the Grand Arm ,'of Repub
lic, d -pnrtnieut of Missouri, which we have
the honor to repr.-sent. and out of respect and
esteem for Presirent Harrison, wr aek you to
accept this token of love aud gratitude which
we have elected to pass to you frori ur char
ituble organization through thehanc of one of
Missouri's most honored nndbeloi'fcj women-
fine, too, who long ago closed the ej s of many
a dying soldier Mrs. Chauncey 1. 'illey, pres
ident of the womi n'a executive committee of
the Mississippi lluy Sanitary ..-.
Mrs. Harrison accepted the presents and
promised to send iu acklowioujo'er.l in writ
ing. The Colored editors' Cui.ferenre.
UASHiNtiTON City, March 8 At the
tenth annunl met ting of the colored editors
of the United Stales, which closed yesterday,
seventy pawr vere represented Rev. J.
W. Simons, D. D., was elected president.
Miss Ma B. Wells of Our Women and Chil
dren, secretary. Addresses were delivered
by Hons. B. K. Bruce, P. B. a Pinchbeck.
Robert Smalls; Robert Purvis, of Philadel
phia, a survivor o? the American Anti-Slav-
ery society; Rev. J. C. Price, D. D., of
north Carolina, and Fred Douglass. At
the suggestion if the executive com
mittee of tbo Republicau National
loague a speciil standing committee
was appointed to oonfer with the former as
to the best method by which to secure a free
vote and fair coi nt, and resolutions were
adopted unnniino lsly, endorsing President
Harrison s policy lespecting a fair vote in the
the south, us outliiuwt in bis inaugural ad
A Chungs That Is Slgnitlratit.
Wamunotos Ccty, March 8 Tbo selec
tion of Senator Go -man as c' lirman of the
Democratic caucus of the senate, instead of
Senator Harris, who has occupied that posi
tion for years past, is a matter of much com
ment about the o pitol. It is recalled that
Harris was one of the Democratic senators
who, in the senate, in his advi.-e to the iiresi-
dent, and in the na'ional convention, favored
an advanced and aggressive position on the
tariff question, while Gorman has at all times
been extremely conservative in his tariff
ideas, and wus opposed to making the tariff
an issue in the last -ampaign.
A Vote In the Senate.
Washington' City. March 8. The imiau
held a short session yesterday, the only mat
ter of interest beinir a taut nf the stranirth nt
parties in that chau.ber. The vice president
was absent and ba1 sent a communication
asking leave of alsence. Sherman imme
diately offered a neolution providing that
Ingalls should be pi evident of the senate pro
tern. Harris nominated Ynorbees aud the
vote resulted in fat or nt Tnrr.lU 'i tn OT
The senate adjournei to Monday.
A Cnnferenee nt Greeubackers.
Washington Citt, March 8 There were
fifty people at the rational Greenback con
ference at Wi lard s ball y enter. lav, and
eighteen states wore represented. The entire
proceedings consisted of speech-making, and
tbe reading of nn ad iress prepared by a com
mittee appointed for the purpose, of which
George O. Joues wa chairman. This com
mittee said it would leave a declaration of
principles to tbe convention in Cincinnati
Not a State Iepartnient Case.
Washijjotos Crrr, March 8 Secretary
Blaine said yesterday concerning the alleged
abduction of Lucy Spellman from Kansas
Utty l.y two Bntuh subjects, that the de
partment could not interfere in the matter;
that it was a case w bich should 1 referred
to the civil authorities.
The Conferenoe of Educators.
Washington Citt, March 6 The topics
of discussion at the session yesterday of tbe
National Educational association were man
ual training, its psyihology and its adapta
bility to graded public schools; and the qual
ifications aud work of sohool superintendents
Representative L;iird in Washington.
Washington Citt, March. 8 Represent
ative James Laird, of Nebraska, who has
been seriously ill duriig the whole of the last
session of congress, has come to Washington
very much improved in health. Ho has not,
however, eutirely rec ivered.
Dig Snowfall In New Hampshire.
Woodsvillk, 2. E., March 8. Two feet
of snow fell throughout New Hampshire dur
ing the twentytour hours ended last evening.
Railroads are somewhtt interfered with.
FIXING TELEPHONE RENTALS.
A Dill Passed by the Illinois Senate Leg
islation In ludiai a and Elsewhere.
Springfield, Ills, March 8. The most
important transaction of the senate yester
day was the passage of Eckhart's bill to reg
ulate bo rental of telephones. It received
every vote cast, but nine members were ab
sent and four Fuller, Sbumway, Shutt and
Strattan did not vo; neither did Chap
man, who was presiding pro tern. A long
debate took place on the bill amending the
fish law, but it was recommitted without ac
tion. A bill was pns4d requiring tax col
lectors' books to show the sale of lota for
taxes, etc. A bill requiring the consent of
the county judge to a mother's release of
the putativj futher of her illegitimate
child was also parsed and Crawford
gave notice of movitg a reconsideration.
In tbe bouse an after ipt to engraft a free
icbool book amendment on the school law
codification bill was defeated and the bill was
ordered engrossed. Tue same action was
taken with the bill to elect railway and ware
house commissioners. A county option bill
was read for the first time. The bill repeal-,
ing the anti-boycott features of the Merritt
conspiracy bill was imported and recom
mitted. Bills were iutioduced: To prohibit
child labor; to incorporate cyclone and tor
nado insurance compauies; for compulsory
education; defining the qualifications of loco
motive engineers. A I ill was favorably re'
ported to appropriate SOO.OOO for two new
Indianapolis, Marol 8. On the ground
of unconstitutionality Governor Hovey
yesterday vetoed the m jtropolltan police bill
and the bill to provide a board of public
works for this city. The bills were passed
over the veto. Tbe senate passed tbe defici
ency bill with the "tyini; up" provisions at
tached thereto. Theboise bill to repeal the
act making it a penal offense for strikers to
interefere with the running of trains was
also passed. Tbe boust passed tbe bill au
thorising a loan of (1,410,000.
Tbe officials whose sel -ction has been taken
out of the hands of tbs governor and put
Into tbe bands of the legislature met yester
day and decided to go ot with the discharge
of the duties of the of Ices and then If the
state auditor rafusaa tba n their pay' to go to
the courts with tba matter;.
A Chat with Depew.
His Lively Comments on the
SPICED WITH A PIW LITTLE JOKES.
The Comhinntion of State Councilors a
Good One Vlhy Miller or Piatt Did
Sot Make C'onuet-tlou Tracy's Exper
ience with a Luxnrlous Banquet Wan
amaker's Solution of a Problem In
Christianity A I rlllilsin on Chicago
Chicago, March 8. Chauncey M. Depew
me to Chicago yesterday on a special car.
He bad with him Cornelius Vender hi It and a
party on a tour of inspection of the Vauder
bilt roads. After buying all the evening
newspapers he retired to his room, where
the reporters assailed him. He was gleaning
the papers anil, noticing the one which con
tained his ami Mr. Vandarbilt's picturei, he
remarked: 'Their type is not so very bad,
but they have bought no new electrotypes
lately, for I've seen this picture used iu that
story about Noah and his canoe."
"The cabinet is no surprise," said be. "It
is good, like unto Harrison's character. I
know the president nmdo iiersoual sacrifices
for what he thought to le of higher good.
He promises a sensible, business-bke, high
toned, and satisfactory administration."
"Why did not Miller aud Piatt come to
gether in your state f
"1'or tbe same reason that railroad men
can't satisfactorily arrange for the passing of
two lightning express trains on the same
track. That has Ih-eu done, but it is more or
less troublo to the patrons. President Harri
son made on excellent choice, though, in the
person of Tracy, i was in the New York
iogiluture witb him twenty-six years ago
and be is a most able man. The only fault
Harrison had against him when deliberating
for a secretary of the uavy was that be
got dreadfully seasick. It is a flood selection
tecause of tho harmonizing influence it will
produce on the party, and In the distribu
tion Of offices !oth the Miller aud Piatt fac
tions will be fairly treated.
"I remeniler a story about Tracy way
back in war times. At that rime it was con
sidered beneath the dignity of a niau of great
prominence, position and wealth to serve in
tbe legislature, but Royal Phelps, then on an
equal standard with A. T. Stewart, taking
in consideration the unsettled condition of
the country, consented to go for one term.
The ay was $o per day, and you were ex
pected to save eunugh money to f-priukle at
the spring elect iou. Ph. lps brought his chef
to the capital and gave graud dinners. Un
like the tavern where they gave you your
choice of either pie or tea Mr. Phelps'
retinue of servants nearly run themselves
down at every feast in bringing on teu or
twelve courses. Of the 102 members only
eight owned dress suits, and a notice was al
ways printed ou the m vital ions to the effect
that dress suit were not required. Those
back-numbered rural members s.it down to
a feast never drwaiued of, much less seen or
partaken of, aud they put forth their most
valiant elfort to get on the outside of the
goodies. Not lecause they were hungry, but
because they Uitl not want to do violence to
hospiiality. Three or four days after one of
these dinners, after Mr. Traoy had recovered
from its eiroets, he w rote home to bis family
that "after the dinner with Pheliis the feast
of Belshatiar has no terrors for me."
"How do you like the selection of RuskT
"Oh, he's all right," said Mr. Depew.
"Wanamaker is another giHxl mau," he con
tinued. "I ttunk he has solved the camel-ln-the-eye-of-tbe
needle in business affairs, aud
tbat is the kind of a man we want as goneral
of the jiostoftice dopurtment By building
an immense business and yet keeping relig
ion trotting right along beside it neck-and-neck
I think he has evidenced himself one of
the pushing, enterprising, and successful
men in the country. It would have bjeu a
great misfortune if Mr. Blaiue had been left
in the co d It would have argued that Har
rison did not understand the relations be
tween party and leaders."
"How about Mr. Blaiue for our next presi
"Well, I don't believe I could guess that. I
know nn able politirjun who has been phil
osophizing on presidents and he says by tbe
doctrine of Wmiices aud theory of mascot
that no mau enn reach the president's chair
over M years of age."
"How do'-s he make tbat out !"
"I don't know, but 1 do know that if he
revealed his secret tiiere would be the liveli
est de-tructi n of family Bibles that vou
ever hoard of. "
If your little prophecv refers to Blaiue
may it lie aki how old you are?"
"1 think you are too rude for onythinr. so
now," replied Mr. Depew, and he actually
uiuhqcu to me roots or his suspenders.
Mr. Dujiew moved into bis new bouse last
Monday. "I bad a little inauguration of my
own down in New York," he said. "The
grangors Wjuld not furnish me with a bouse
at Washington, so I had to buy one of my
Mr. Depew said that lots of paint of the
carmine hue was used during Russell Har
rison s capture of ew York. "Why, he is
quite a boy," spoke the celebrated after-din
ner talker. "I guess his Helena newspaper
will win for him both fame and money. He
has the vantage of his father, for if anything
goes wrong be can write him up in great
style." " At this srage of the game Mr. Depew
was obliged to prepare for an evening en
tertainment, and as he looked up bis ward
robe tbe reporter took nls leave.
The Pall-Bearers Ware Colored Men.
Columbia, S. C. March 8. A remarka
ble sight was w itnessed Wednesday In Trin
ity Episcopal church, this city, wbich has
prooaoiy never oelore been seen In the
south. It was nt the funeral of the Rev.
Thomas B. Clarkson. an EDisconal minister
of blgb standing, w ho has, for some years,
one mucn worit among the colored people.
His teu pall-bearers were all colored men.
The funeral services were conducted by the
Rev. Ellison Capers, a general in tbe Con
KcbUert Garrett Getting Well Again.
Me ad vi LI. e. Pa., March 8. Robert Gar
rett nnd party arrived In this city yesterday
afternoon in two private oars, the Baltimore
and Delaware. They were driven about the
city for several hours. Mr. Garrett, in con
versation with a representative of the United
.Tress, showed much of his old-time spirit. The
party left this morning for tbe City of Mex
ico, nnd expect to reach their destination
about the 3 1st inst
The "Hlg Four" Combination.
Chicago, March 8. Mr. Chauncey M. De
pew while he was here yesterday said that
the consolidation of the "Big Four" with tbe
uee Line would probably be effected, and tbat
Ingalls would lie retained aa president, and
Mr. Layng, of tbe Bee Line, probably be
made vice president.
Another Detective Testifies.
Lonoux, March 8 The principal witness
before the Parnell commission yesterday
was a man named Coleman, who had been en
gaged for years as a government spy on the
Fenians in America. He said Macaulev. one
of the I'hcenix park plotters, had told him
that the league paid bim for his part in that
assassination. The case was adjourned until
tbe 12th inst.
Some Allen Capital Scooped.
London. March 8. The recent decision bv
the supreme court of Washington against
the Oregon Rnllwav nA Nnvtcrati
pany, denying tbe company's power to lease
it sys'ttm, nas caused quite a panic among
tbe company's Scotch investors at Dundee,
who estimate their lum nt liY not) Tha
decision, they claim, wrecks the company.
Dora and Died 1b Prison.
Chicago, March 8. Mrs. Gurley. the
woman who is held at the county jail on the
charge of abdvoting little Annie Redmond,
became the mother of child Wednesday,
night. The infant died in half an hour, lira
Gnrloy is doing wall. ,
An Old Man's Crime.
Eightieth Year Sees Him
HOW A FAMILY QUABREL RESULTED
The Tragedy Opens with an Attempt to
Munler His Daughters and Ends with
an AsshuH on His Wife, 76 Years Old
Halifax, N. fi., Ksolted Over Supposed
Dynamite l'lot A Quadruple Murder
Indianapolis, March 8. Perry Beunett,
sn aged citizen, made a brutal attack upon
his wife and daughters yesterday, in which
the w ife was fatally injured with a hatchet.
The family differed about some trivial mat
ter and the husband became so enraged tbat
he seized a hatchet and tried to kill his
daughters, w bo fled from the bouse. Mrs.
Bennett attempted to paoify her husband,
when be turned upon her and struck her in
the bead with the hatchet The old lady is
76 years of age and Bennett is 80. Bennett
is a gambler and one of the best-known
characters in the state. When the circum
stances became known a large crowd as
sembled at tbe house, and but for tbe age of
the murderer he would have been lynched.
The officers hurried him away to jail.
AN ASSASSIN AT WORK.
Narrow fcsc-ape or a ItillUli Sentry A
Uynamite Plot Sutpected.
Halifax, N. S., March a About o'clock
Wednesday night Sentry By ford, who was
on duty at the jowder magaziue, was fired
at twice, one shot shuttering two of his
fingers and tbe other passing through his
hat. The sentry fired three times, but it sup
posed missed his mark. The man got clear
away before the alarm could be given. A
military inquiry into the shooting was begun
The military regard tbe affair as a plot to
blow up the magasiue ith dynamite, which
would have resulted in an appalling disaster.
It is supposed the man who shot at the sen
try intended to murder bim and then blow
up the magazine. A picket in the fence was
torn away several days ago, and it is now be
lieved this was done to enable the fiend to
reach tbe magazine and kill the sentinel.
A Shocking Tragedy.
Petlrsbi:ku, Va., March . A shocking
tragedy occurred near Wakefield iit iJtZlul'
county on Tuesday last N. N. "liable, a
prominent citizen of the county, had been
charged with making improper advances to
a 14-year-old sister of Carlton It Marks,
aged IS. Tuesday afternoon Baine, accom
panied by bis wife, went to Marks' house to
deny tbe charge. While he and Mrs. Baine
and Mrs. Marks were discussing the matter
young Marks came up, and, after a few
words with Baine, shot bim twice with a pis
tol in the presence of his wifa Baine dropped
dead. Marks surrender yi himself and w as
committed to jaiL Previous to tbe shooting
the families had beeu on the must intimate
Man. Wire, and Children Murdered.
St. Louis, March 6 Information comes
from Paducuh, Ky , that Mitchell Peebles and
his wife aud two children were found mur
dered in WI in their home on Duck Creek
yesterday morning. No particulars are given,
but it bad been reported tbat Peebles bad re
ceived a coiisidorable sum of money, and it is
supposed that thieves entered the bouse and
committed the horrible deed for the purpose
of rolilery. Great excitement exists in the
Young gigol's t'ro.5:ti.liie.
New York, March . The examination of
Pension Clerk Robert Sigel on charges of
forgery, etc., was continued yesterday, fctigel
made a had mess of his attempted justifica
tion of his acts, and Commissioner Shields
held him in 5.oi0 bail for trial on the charge
of forging Mrs. Heinsman's signature and
$15,000 on tbe other charges. The grand jury
has found true bills against Sigel on ail tbe
VICTIMS OF BRAKE AND COUPLER.
Some Facts Presented to the Inter-State
Washington Citt, March 8 At Wednes
day's session of tlie genual conference of the
railroad commissioners of the several states
with the inter-state commerce commission,
ex-Railroad Commissioner Coffin, of Iowa,
now representing the Brotherhood of brake
men, made an address, in the course of which
he announced as "astounding facts" that
in ten years in Iowa 4,4iH men bad been
killed by the use of the piu and link coupler
and the baud-brake, there being in tbe state
at the lieginning of the deoade
5,000 miles of railway and at the
end thereof 9,000 miles; also tbat on
tbe 150,000 miles of railway iu the United
States 6,000 men bad been killed or maimed
by these two appliunoe hist year, S49 of them
being in Iowa. He said: "Let me give you
another fact. Lost year in tbe state of Iowa
there were 29,435,846 passengers who trav
eled. Not one was burned by a Are heating
stove, while at the same time we killed and
injured in that state by the pin-and-link
His purpose in citing these facts was, be
said, to induce the commission to use its in
fluence for a national law compelling tbe use
of safety appliance couplers.
At yesterday's session of the conference a
resolution was adopted asking the commis
sion to recommend to tbe railways tbe best
appliances in life-saving devices. The con
Seised 70O Boxes of Opium.
Sas Francisco, Cat, March 8. The
customs officers made nn important seizure
of opium on the steamer Empire Wednesday
morning. Seven hundred ttoxes, worth
94,200, were captured, having been smuggled
in from Departure bay by Edward J onsen
and J. Gaven, sailors, who are now under
Began War on Commissions.
Nkw York, March 8 The joint trunk
line committee adjourned yesterday after
adopting resolutions not to pay commissions,
to urge connecting lines not to pay them,
and to invoke the notion of the inter state
commerce commission in oases w here lines
persist in paying them.
Six Men Were Mot Burned. '
Chicago, March 8. A dispatch from
Kansas City yesterday says that no one was
seriously injured at the fire in the Metro
politan street ear stables Wednesday night
The men supposed to have been caught by
the flames escaped by a rear entrance.
Says He Has Crashed Hyppollt.
London, March 8. President Legitime of
the Haytien republic has cabled to the
foreign offices of all the European Dowara.
declnring tbat he has crushed the rebel Han
in Hayti. and demanding recognition aa the
rignviui niwr or uie repusuM.
Lansino, Mich., March 8. Tbe house passed
concurrent resolutions yesterday for a com
mittee of investigation of the cause of the
death of two patients at the Pontiac asylum,
which toe press baa declai ed were caused bv
cruel treatment Bills were passed authoris
ing the incorporation of gas and oil pipe line
companies, aud to provide penalties for fraud
ulent concealment of goods covered by mort
gage. The ball of tbe representatives was
occupied last night by a woman's suffrage
meeting, tue speakers urging tbe legislature
to pass the bill granting municipal suffrage
Madison, Wis., March 8. Tbe senate yes
terday passed tbe bill giving circuit judges
f 4,000 per annum and expenses when away
from home on duty. The house bill forbid
ding tbe teaching of German in the public
schools was laid on the table. The house
passed a bill to exclude minors from trials of
a scandalous character. The senate railway
committee has decided In favor of Indefinite
postponement of the Taylor railway, bill.
which puts railway tariffs la tba hands of
three commissi oners. . . . ,
EC- W CORDE
QOT ANY BREWERIES TO SELL!
Because They Come High Just Now Tba
I'eople W ho Will Pay the Bills.
New York, March 8. The owuers of suc
cessful breweries are being greatly worried
just now by overtures from brokers who
want options on their business in order to
tell them to the great English beer s- licate.
In some cases four or five brokers pursue the
tame brewer, making his life a burden. Tba
lucoess of the Alsopp and Bass stock com
panies induced Loudon capitalists to look
sround them fw more breweries to absorb
snd form into corporations. A syndicate
was made composed of forty financiers, mem
bers of parliament and noblemen. They no
tified their New York agents that they want
ed to buy up any American breweries in
good standing that would sell, and float the
-tock in London.
There is nothing especially vicious in this
English leer syndicate," said a Wall street
man. In nearly every caso it offers more
for a brewery than it is worth, simply 1k
cause it knows that it can fl.iat its stock with
uo difficulty at all The New York Breweries'
company, tho corporation that bought out
the Clausen and the Flan gan breweries, is
sued securities to the amount of 4,500,000.
These are now selliu at a premium of 15, or
an increased gross value of 07.1.000. Of course
tbe prices paid to Chiusen aud Flanagan gave
the syndii-ate as well as the brewers a hand
"1 would advise any brewer who is ap
proached by the syndicate to sell out to it
With half the money he gets from it he can
start in business e.gnin, and with the ad
vantages, too, of improved appliances.
Breweries just now have an advanced valua
tion. Ixmdon stock brokers are bound to
have brewery stock to sell to their eager
customers. Some one is going to get stuck.
It will not le tbe syndicate or the lought-out
brewer. It will be the stock buying public."
IT'S A GERMAN SPECIAL,
And It Is ;iven for What It Is Worth,
ltut Oreat Mrott !
New York, March it A dispatch to The
New York Herald from Breslau says that The
Sschleische Zeitung prints the following sen
sational private telegram from ISainoa: The
German Corvette Olga has bombarded Ma-
taafa's camp. The captain of the American
man-of-war protested, but seeing his protest
disregarded, he opened Are on the Olga. The
shell bursted betwaon decks, doing much
damage. The Olga then directed a torpedo
at tbe American ship, blowing her up wilh
The Heading Iron Works.
Philadelphia, March., 8 D.rector Goo.
P. Baor called the creditors of the H-eding
iron works to order yesterday aftemoou.
Aliout 150 of the creditors were present end
tbe majority ot tbose who were absent were
represented by proxy. It was decidl to
keep the works open and a committee was
appointed to investigate tbe aiTalrs of tbe
oomoanv. The total liabilities were re;ortd
at ti,o--'7,783.22, of which $17,000 were wages.
Belford Had to Mora on.
Denver, March K Ex-Congressman Bel
ford was yeslerday ordered from tbo floor of
the Colorado state senate, whoi e Le was
quietly sitting at the invitation of a member.
A member from Arapahoe county called for
the enforcement, of the rules excluding visi
tors and the sergeant-at-arms was instructed
to request Ju ige Belford to leave.
Th Vatican Is Satisfied.
London, March 8. The Daily News Rome
dispatch etatos that t' Vatican is satisfied
with tbe make up of i ;i American cabinet
The propaganda is informed that American
relations with the holy see will be of tbe most
The Weather We May Expect
Washinoton Citt, March 8. The indica
tions for fhirty.slx hours from 8 p. ru. yester
day are as follows: for Iowa Fair weather,
preceded by light snow in Minnesota: oooler;
northerly winds. For Indiana aud Illinois
Fair weath.r. preceded by light rain in north
ern portion; cooler; northwesterly winds. For
Michigan and W iscousin Light enow, fol
lowed by fair, cooler weather, northwesterly
Chicago. March 7.
On the board of trade to-day quotations were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 May. opened flX2l,
clod l.Ri4; .lane, opened bic. closed Sti
July, opened Hk cioed (c. Corn No. -May.opeiwl
ik closed Uolc; June, opened and
closed ;; July, opened !c. closed a6Ujo.
Oats-No. May. opened S7.4c. closed a8-,c;
June, opened aj-'c, closed 44-; July, opened
. closed Hc. Fork May, opened tl2.U-H.
closed Jll.Wt: June, opened $1.32H, closed
U"H: July, opened JLJ.iiO, closed JUi.
Lard-. May. opened fc7.1U. closed H.SJ.
The Cuion stork yards report the following
prices: Hovs -Market opened active and
lirtu; prices ftCfj-luc higher; liht grades. $4.65
(&.-, rough packing. H-iXu-l-oi; mixed lots,
?i-t-"it4-; heavy pack ng and shipping lots,
M.70(ft.i.5. Cuttle (juiet: values weak; good
to choice. $4.0 Q. 4.iii; poor to fair. $a.U3.&i;
cows, $1.ikcJ.A: stockers and feeders. 8-.-5i
3.40. Sheep Weak; lower, muttons. 83.W
lam Us. 5.ri.UUe.(IU; corn-fed westerns,
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery, ti
2Hc per lb; daries in lines. ltfilTo; packing
stock, lU$12c. Egtrs Strictly fresh laid, 13i
laVfta per doz. Dressed poultry Chickens, 7a
lUc per lb; roosters, 5c; turkeys. ll(g,14c; ducks.
13c; geese, $e.."X-;T.tl0 per dot. Potatoes -Choice
Burbanks, atiWc per bu; Beauty of Hebron. 90
ic; Karly Hose, aaoc; sweet potatoes, fLTS
2.-3 per bbl. Apples Choice ureeuings. tlJU
-.00 per bbl; poor lots, 7Sc8l.UJ. Cranber
ries, bell and bugle, J5.WK)U.Uj per bbl.
Naw York, March 7.
Wheat-Quiet: No. I red state, $1.05;
No. do. H7c; No. - red wlater March. 86J40;
do April, Wc; do May, 5tc. Corn-Steady;
No. t mixed, 4Ac cash; do March. 44f4jc; do
April, Hc; do May, 440. Oats-Firmer; Ne.
1 white etate, i9u; No. t do, oi4c; No. t
mixed Maroh, 81o; do April, 81lc; do May,
olajc. Rye Dull. Barlsy Quiet. Fork
Dull; new mesa, S12.?&&1&.. I4rd .iwdy;
March and April. S7JU; May, "!.
Li v Stock: Cattle No market: dressed besf,
dull; native sides. 50?4c V B; to-day's Liver
pool cable advices quote American refrigera
tor beef dull at j t. Sheep and hmmbs-
Market dull; sheep. 4.Q0Q 76; lambs, H.U
1M. iiogs Quit-; 9jO&&Sl
The weather ia springlike io northern
Montana, but unfavorable for stock
raisers, as cattle are suffering for water.
Growing and shipping oysters Is be
coming a lirely business at Penaacola,
THE WELL KNOWN AND POPULAR
V 7 .
Children's Carriages, Porterio
and Lace Curtains,
r which hp invites the public to call ami esamin
2T-Mi. Cordes manufacture all bis own '
Furniture which he guarantee iu ,.. vv,.i) ,. ,'a rw
Crst-clasa. Give htm a call. "''"and
Why You Should Deal Willi Us?
-We sell goods at Lower Prices than any othr
establishment in the West.
-We have One Price, and "Oiih prj,.e (,Il!y
which is the Lowest at all time.
-We warrant and cheerfully exchange any arti cle,
and will refund the money if tliMoos
prove to be as not represented.
-We give you value received and nn.r.- fort-vwy
dollar you may spend with us.
-We have the largest assortment and the largest
stock in the Northwest, twice and three
times as large as any of our nunpetitoia.
The Pioneer Clothier, Batter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St.,
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
5f8econd Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repair-!.
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting
Kn Tries' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
r7rought, Cat and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Braea Good of erery ieacripUoa
Rubber Bom and Packing of all fcindi, Draia TUe and Sewer Pipe.
Offlc aad Shop No. tn Eighteenth Bt.. ROCK ISLAJT). Hi
ONLY SS.OO A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
-Ud h-V-l -tAtn-a rt tk
- HAKELIEK, Proprietor and Artist
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCftbe'a.
No. 1623 Second Avenu
and La3 now
fine line of
n ,JaD l an extrV
Fioral Designs furnishu:
HOUSEKEEPERS for tfoiip-, Gravies Etc. Cc-Dvei
for NURSES with bnlJiuff water a delicious BEEF TLV
Is Instantly provided. INVALIDS will (tad It tpixtulat,
elvuur ton to the WEAKEST 8TOMAC1I. 0urnteed to
bo PCRE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In conveDlent Ie
aga of both SOLID AND FLl'ID EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
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