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THE BOOKT5ITAm ARGUS, SAT UUP AY MARCH 9I 1 889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Satcroat. Mabch 9, 1889.
In speech at Dei Moioes, October 5
1888, Harrison said of civil service rt
form: "I want to assure you tonight
that I am an advocate of civil service re
form. My brief experience at Washing
lngton has led me often to otter the
wish, with an emphasis I. do not often
use, that I might be forever relieved of
any connection with the distribution of
publio patronage. The fate of this re
form is in our hands." When Benjamin
Harrison uttered these words, he had no
idea of becoming president. Now that
he has been placed in that august posi
tion, we will have an opportunity to see
bow his practice conforms with bis pre
cept. Sunday tsrrvieee.
At Trinity church. Rsv. It.
F. Sweet, rector. Tomorrow, the First
Sunday in Lent, thfre will he services at
10:45 a m, 12 and 7 pm. At the chapel
at 9:80 and 7 p m.
At the United Presbyterian, preaching
at 10:30 am and 7 p m by the Rev. W.
F. Johnson. Communion after the
morning service. Sunday school at 0:19
a m. Hugh Warnock, superintendent.
At the Twentieth street Evangelical
Lutheran church, the Rev A C Mennicke,
pastor, will preach at 10 a m. Text,
Mattb iv, 111. The ma: Christi Eampf
und Sieg in den Versuchungen Satans.
At 2:80 Christenlehre.
At the First M. E. church, preaching at
10:43 a m and 7 p m, by the Rev. M. A.
Head, presiding elder. Sacrament of
the Lord's supper administered at. the
close of the morning sermon. Love
feast at 8 p m. Sunday school at 9:13 a
m, J F Robinson, superintendent.
At the First Biptist church, II. C.
Lei and. pastor, services at 10 .45 a m
and 7 p m. Morning subject:
"The Gift of a Kingdom." Evening:
"Following Jesus " Sunday school at
9:80 a m, J. W Welch, suoerintendent.
Ycung people's and converts' meeting at
8 pm. At Forty fourth street chapel
Sabbath school at 2:30 p in. Preachlne
at 8 80. B
At the Broadway rrnsbyterian church
the Rov. W. Marquis, pttor, will
preach at 10:45. a m and 7pm Morn
ing theme: "Pmeresslve Christianity."
Evening: "The Poor Man's Hindrances
to a rtlipious Life." Sabbath school at
810 a in, Dr J W Stewart, suptrintendent.
Young people's meeting t 8:13 d m.
South Park Mission Sunday school at
V U p m. 1 reaching at 8:8i) D. m.
At the Central Presbyterian church the
pastor, Rev A R Meldrum. will preach
tomorrow at 10:45 a m and 780 pm
Morning subject: "The Burden Bearer.'
Evening subject: "The Religion of
Winding One's Qn Business. Sabbath
school and bible class at 9:30 a m. Young
people's meeting at 6:30 p m Aonro
prlate anthems will be sung by the choir
com morning and evening. Gospel
nymns win do used o the evening.
At the .Theatre
Ths "Black Flag" company gave an
excellent performance to a mi.erably
small house at Harper's theatre last eve
nlng. The various characters were all
admirably sustained: the company, in-
doed, giving a much better entertain
ment than It advertises itself to give.
Tonight, the favorite of the fun-loving
public appears in her great comedy suc
cess, "A Paper Doll." The Baltimore
Herald thus commends the attraction:
"A Paper Doll," Miss Kate Castleton's
latest success, differs from most of the
skits with whtcb it must be classed, in
that it has something of a plot, and is not
a mere framework built for the especial
purpose fof supporting a lot of
specialties of questionable merit.
The plot centres upon a foundling,
Dolly Chirruper. who is claimed
as a daughter bv Professor Herbert Noble
and afterward proven to be the daughter
of Temple Towers. Miss Castleton
makes a most charming foundling, and
incidentally sinfT9 "The Spider and the
Fly" and "For Goodness' Sake, Don't
Sy I Told You," with a witchery all her
own. Thomas W. Seabrook does excel
lently as Temple Towers, and his every
appearance produces a roar of laughter.
Frank Tannehill, Jr. is artistic as the
The Baldwin Comedy company appears
at narper's theatre all next week; giving
a new and popular bill each night. The
company comes bearing the highest en
A Hirouc candidate.
The friends of Mr. J. M. Buford are
earnestly discussing him as a candidate
for mayor on the democratic ticket. No
better or stronger nomination could be
made. He would not only poll the full
strength of his party, but there are a great
many republicans who would like to vote
Tlie Slay Fenilval.
Rev. Que is meeting with great encour
agtment in bis arrangements for the May
festival of the First church. He an
nounces that a handsome phaeton is to
be given away to the farmer donating the
best ten bushels of corn) while Mr. Jacob
Ramser has presented a solid gold watch
for the prettiest baby exbitiited.
C'onrreee ao Tstrnsrod Dead.
Washington, March 9. Congressman
R. W.Townstnd, of Illinois, died at 11:45
this morning of pneumonia at the Rigg's
house. He was a native of Washington,
and a page In the bouse before removing
Stat of uhio. Crrr of Toledo,
Lucas Cor tt, S. 8. (
Fba.sk J. Cbeket makes oath that be
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J
Chxket & Co., doing buriness In the
Clt? of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pav the turn
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catareh
Cms. FRANK: J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D . '88. A. W. GLEA8GN.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internal!?
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
aSTSold by druggists. 75c.
Who climbs too high goes to fall. The
great danger of letting that backing
cough run into that dread malady, con
sumption, should be at once met by using
Warner's Log Cabin Cough and Con
sumption Remedy. Ir is a reliable and
An undesirable country seat on the
custard pie at a picnic
Dnanimously for Him.
Mighty Solid Backing for a Man
WHO DOESN'T SEEK OfFICE EITHER
CoL O. C. Tirbenor'a Indorsement for As
sistant Secretary of the Treasury A Me
morial That I Remarkable Another
Illinois Cm That I'uxsles Politicians
President Harrison Speaks Right Out on
Territorial Appointments A Business
Man la the Poetofllce Department Rep
resentative Tosrnsbend Hopelessly 111.
Washinoton Citv, March 9. The New
York Herald's correspondent here telegraphs
his paper as follows:
'An unusual event in the way of recom
mendation for an important place, unsought
and volunteered, is in two memorials to the
president and secretary of the treasury by
the most iuiortaut business houses of New
York and Philadelphia. They ask that CoL
George C. Ticlienor, of Illinois, long con
nected with the treasury department, be made
assistant secretary of the treasury. The me
morial from New York merchants is the
strongpst that ever came here for such a pur
pose. - It is signed by Messrs. Cornelius
Bliss & Co, 11. B. Claflin & Co., and other
merchants and bankers, representing an ag
gregate capital of over 3UG,000,00u.
"This rWition or memorial was sent to the
Republican members of tbe senate finance
committee, and was formally approved and
indorsed by them and taken to the president
by Senutor Farwell as expressing the desire
of otlim- Itpullioan seuutors besides those of
that committee Morrill, Sherman, Jones,
Allison, Alilrich, ami Hiscock n their
knowledge of Col. TicUeuor's abilities ami ex
perience. "At the same time Col. Tichenor's appoint
ment as assistant secretary of the treasury
has been asked for by all the Republican
members of the ways and means committee.
Kelly, Browne, Reed, JlcKinley, and
Burrows. The Illinois clolezation in
both houses, headod bv CuUom and
Farwell, also unanimously ask the
appointment of Col. Tichenor, and Cameron
and Quay have received from Philadelphia.
and will present to the president and Secre
tary Witidoin, a memorial from seventy-five
of the largest busiuess houses of Philadelphia
also asking for Mr. Tichenor.
"It Is a fact that CoL Tichenor lias not
sought the place, but that the request for his
appointment comes as a surprise to bun from
merchant who nave long known his pre
eminent qualifications for what is an impor
tant piace iiis tnorouga knowledge of tb
revenue laws and it is urged by the Repulf
licansof the two revenue committers, be
cause they also have bad full experience of
his great knowledge in the help be has given
Another remarkable petition is one for tbe
appointment of J. Brainard Clarke, of Chi
cago, to the Brasilian mission. Mr. Clarke
is an unknow n man. The Illinois senators
say they never heard of him. He is, how
ever, tbe proprietor of a stationery store on
Monroe street, Chicago. In spite of his ob
scurity eo far as politics go bis petition is
signed by Governor Fifer and all the state
officers, nearly all the Republican mombert
of the legislature, Mayor Roche (of Chicago!,
all the officers of the State Republican
league, Hons. Robert Lincoln and Leonard
fiwett, several of the congressional delega
tion, nearly all tbe Chicago bankers and
several hundred of the most prominent
merchants, headed by Marshall, Field, Phil
Armour and John V. Farwell. A significant
fact as going to show how men sign petitions
is tbe fact that Congressman Taylor's (of
Chicago) signature is on tbe petition, he
acknowledges that it is genuine, but does not
know when be wrote it
Among the president's callers Thursday
was Senator Stockbridge, of Michigan. Sen
ator Stockbrldge has a constituent at home
who is anxious to fill one of tbe federal offices
in the territories. The senator spoke to ths
president about It. He was somewhat sur
prised to hear the latter reply that he pro
posed filling territorial offices 'with residents
of the territory, and that he would not con
sider applications for these places from any
other source. Later in the day when Senator
Piatt, who is the chairman of the territories
committee and a firm supporter of the doc
trine of home rule, referred to tbe matter iu
conversation with the president. Gen. Har
rison repeated what he had said to Senator
Stockbridge, and added: 'It is my purpoee
to stand s-pmrely upon the plank in our na
tional platform regarding home rule for the
territories. 1 do not consider it a mere
empty phrase, but a solemn pledge which I
am bound to respect, and I shall do it"
Among the candidates for various places
who have come forward prominently are tbe
following: Minister to Spain, Dr. C. A. Lo
gan, a cousin of the late Gen. Logan ; govern
ment directors of the Union Pacific railway,
J. J. Keymers, of Rock Island, and Mr. Lori
mer, of the firm of Jones & Laughlin, iron
manufacturers, of Pittsburg and Chicago;
governor of Alaska, W. 11 Harris (Carl
Pretzel); collector of customs at Chicago,
William Ponn Nixon, of The Inter Ocean,
and ex-Seuator W. J. Campbell; recorder of
deeds of the District, ex-Congressman
Guenthcr, but the place can not be had for
him If auy one outside tbe District is ap
pointed it will he a colored Indlanian.
Col. Clarke E. Carr, of Galosburg, 111.
who was for twenty -four years postmaster at
that place, is a prominent candidate for first
assistant postmaster general Gen. Stone, of
Iowa, and ex-Senator Chilcott, of Colorado,
are among those mentioned for commissioner
of the general land office.. A strong effort is
being mode for the retention of Indian Com
missioner Oberly. The Indian Rights asso
ciation; tbe Quakers, and others philanthrop
leally interested in the Indians, arc said to be
strongly backing Mr. Oberly.
Postmaster General Wanamaker was busy
with visitors yesterday, but "be found time in
tbe intervals to attend to matters of current
business of the department. The offi
cials of the department who have come
in contact with him say that he takes bold of
business rapidly. Tbe other secretaries con
tinued to hold levees and did no business but
shake bands with their friends.
THE SIEGE OF THE WHITE HOUSE.
It Continues with t'nabated Vigor The
Garrison Holds the Fort.
WASHi.toTO City, March . The great
American public surged in and out of tbe
White House aa usual yesterday. Toe presi
dent, however, during the forenoon remained
up-stairs 1n his office, where he received
senators, representatives and other dis
tinguished persona. Senator Quay was
among tbe early callers. Others who paid
their respects or came on political business,
were Senators Farwell, Paddock, Dolph,
Stewart, Wilson of Iowa, Morrill, Mitchell,
Morgan, Hawley, Cullom, Washburn, Sher
man, Spoon er, Aldrich, and Chaoe. Vies
President Morton came with Senator Hiscock
and both remained with the president fot
some time. Ex-Senator Saunders was anotbei
caller. Ex-Senator Bruce, and ex-Representative
Lynch also paid their respects.
Gen. Ben Butler. Gen. Lew Wallace, Gen.
Cassiua M. Clay, Represeutatlves Cannon,
Hitt, McKinley, Grosvenor, and Browne of
Indiana, wees among the many that saw th
Shortly after 13 o'clock a delegation of
bishops and elders of the African Methodist
church called by appointment and shook
bauds with President Harrison. At 1 o'clock
000 school superintendents from aQ parts ol
tbe country were received in tbe East room.
When be was through with these the presi
dent weut out on the main portico and bowed
to the several hundred persons who had been
standing outside, some of them for hours,
waiting a chance to see the executive.
At 1:30 the president sat down to lunch
with the members of his family. Mr. Scott.
Mrs. Harrison's father, waa the only g"uest.
More senators and representatives claimed
the president's attention until 8 o'clock, and
then tbe president shook hands with 600 peo
ple in the East room. Later in the after
noon the president took a drive for an houl
ILLNESS OF PICK TOWNSHEND.
HI Case Takes a Turn for the Better and
Gives Ho je of Recovery.
Washington City, March 9. Hon. Rich
ard W. Townshend, of Illinois, who has beet
confined to his room in the Riggs house witt
pneumonia, for the past week, was reported
by bis physicians yesterday afternoon at
being very low. Ttere is little hope of hi:
Later. Late yerterday afternoon Mr.
Townsbend's physicians regarded his case a:
hopeless, but a favorable change was notec
about 9 o'clock last night, and at -midnight
bis physicians felt more hopeful of bis re
covery than at any ime during the twenty
Latest. Shortly after 10 p. m. the ira
provement noted in the condition of Mr.
Townshend was lost, and he grew steadil)
weawer. Shortly before midnight the doc
tors practically gave up all hope and sorrow
fully announced tht t the patient could no!
live till moruing.
Introduced to the Supreme Court.
Washington Crrr, March 0. Ex-Attor
ney General Garland yesterday introduced
his successor, Mr. Miller, to the justices o!
the supreme court in open court Iu doin
so Mr. Garland returned tbanka to the courl
for their uniform courtesy anil consideration
and liespoke the same for his successor, who.
he said, he was sure -vould prove worthy ol
it. i met justice fuller replied as follows
"We are happy to make the acquaintance ot
the attorney general The court welcomes
tbe coming guest with pleasure, and speed;
me parting guuat with kindly remembrance.'
Whitney. Endlcott nd Falrclill.l Ttenart.
Washington Citv, March 0. Ex-Sec
retaries Whitney. Endicott and Fairchild
left the city yesterday with their families.
Mr. t,n.ucott goes to Boston, and the otbert
to New York city. Before leaving here Mr.
Fairchild went to tbi treasury department
auu said good-bye to Secretary Windom.
NEW PATENT OF NOBILITY,
According to the Rilling of a Judge In Oliic
A Stir Among the Lawyers.
Cantox, O., March 9 In sustaining the
demurrer of The Repository Printing com
pany and ex-Judge Lalim, in tbe damage suite
brought against them for $40,000 by Pau
Field and William Volktnan, Common Plent
Judge Raley Thursday decided that "It n
not libel for a newspaier to publish a mar
teiore the world as a t astard." In the articl
for which suit was brought the plaintiff;
were stamped as of illegitimate birth. Judire
Raley held that libel vas that which would
bring one into ridicule, contempt, or hatred
that which would tend to degrade one against
whom it was directed. A number of bis hon
or's associates on the bench had been bom out
of wedlock; but they wood high in social and
legal circles. If anytl iug, their being of il
legitimate birth elevaUd them. The decision,
has caused a great stir .n tho lejal fraternity
Those Pennsylvania " Hustlers.'
Washington Citt, March 8 There will
be many small claims made for damages
done by some of the Pennsylvania troop;
during the inaugurat on season. Piemen
whoso xtands were raided, bouse owner?
whose windows were broken, decorator?
whose materials were destroyed or scattered
and others who suffered by the rough play ol
a portion of the Pennsylvania troops art
looking around to find c ut who will pay the
damage. Four years ago similar Uamag
was done, and the state of Pennsylvania sent
officers bore to determine and pay the dam
ages and it is probable the same course will
be pursued this year.
Got t4,730 for False Arrest.
Peoria, 111., March S. A dispatch just re
ceived announces the verdict in the Kuhl
case of f 4,7.0 against the officials at Mil
waukee. Kuhl went from Me'amore,
Woodford county, to Wisconsin to
work several years ago, and was there ar
rested for murder, anl narrowly escaped
lynching. It was a case .f mistaken identity.
and he sued the sheriff and other officials for
damages, This is the set ond trial, the first
verdict having been reversed.
Possibly Three Men Were Burned.
Kansas City, Mo., March 9. Henry
Steele, a hostler, who wis rescued in a faint
ing condition from the f-treet car stable fire
Wednesday night, gave it as bis opinion last
night that three men who made an attempt
to save some of the nudes perished in tht
flames. The debris now being removed u
twenty feet deep, and it will be some time
before it can be pos tively ascertained
whether or not there were any lives lost
The Negroes IHn'l Like It.
Raleigh. N. C. March 9. There
bitterness felt by the nerroes in this state
over the passage of a biL in the legislature
inursday providing for an election law,
which Drovides that all btixesshmii int-x,iiH
and that voters shall approach the poll one
ai a ume ana place Their several ballots is
the nrnmr hnM ThA V. 1 11 -nil
affect the illiterate negro element in tht
Couldn't Get Tine to Work.
New Touk, March . Lawyer Cleveland
went to bis office yesterdt.y with the idea of
doing a day's work, but Ids friends did not
let him do so. Tbe day v as a sort of pro
longed reception. The clients of the law firm
came around in force And were introduced tc
tbe new partner. The wl ole day was spent
Couldn't Hoy Chicago Beer ractorlas.
Chicago, March B. R. B. Martin, of Lon
don, the representative of the English syndi
cate whose purpose is to cc nsolidate the great
breweries of this country in one company,
left this eity for New Tork yesterday, his
miajlon here being a fruit ess one, so far as
the Chicago breweries are concerned.
GERMANY EXPECTS A ROW,
But Loudon Observers Io Not Credit That
Naval Lnxagemett Bumor.
London. March . The fact that The
Schleslsche Zuitung is a rec oguized vehicle of
inspired publications lends great interest tc
the report in its columns o' a naval fight in
Bemoan waters between tbe German ship
Olga and an American maii-of-war, but even
this voucher is not sufliciet t to warrant be
lief here that the America i ship with all on
board was blown up. It la jiosslble that there
may have been an exchange of shot, but that
there was a battle in which either ship wan
injured is very much doubtxd. It is suggested
that the item was printed nerely as a feeler,
in view of future possibilities, and the sug
gestion finds more adherents than does the
report of actual hostilities.
As still further evidence that the report it
not true The Cologne Gazette, which is gen
erally better Informed that any of its Ger
man contemporaries, prints a carefully pre
pared and undoubtedly offic.al review of tbe
Samoan situation which it xncludes by say
ing: "We await further development."
This, perhaps, is entitled to no more con
sideration than tbe alleged dispatch in Tbe
Schlesische Zeitung, but as The Gasette is
also an insptred organ the two publications
are taken to indicate that Germany expects a
row in Samoa and is awaiting information
of the result of its instructit ns to that end.
Washington City, March 9. The story
of the engagement between t ie German man-of-war
Olga and an Americin man-of-war in
the harbor of Apia, resulting in the sinking
of the American vessel, is gt nerally discred
ited at the navy deiartmc-nt. No informa
tion upon the subject bas been received at tbe
department of state. There, as in the navy
department, it is said that news of an event
of such importance would s irely reach the
United States as soon as a German sea-coast
city. Secretary Blaine last evening said that
the report was in bis opinion unworthy of
the least credence.
New York, March 9. The Herald is fol
lowing up the sensational dispatch from
Germany about a fight at Sunoa, in which
the U. 8. S. Nipsio was said to have been
blown out of water by a Go-man torpedo
Interviews with naval officer i are printed, in
which they are non-commltta 1 as to the truth
of the dispatch, but say it might have hap
pened. A naval officer at a foreign station
has a large discretion and a n make war if
ha thinks it necessary, and as the Nipedc did
no carry torpedoes aba would hay been at a
End of a Useful Life.
The Octogenarian Inventor,
John Ericsson, Dead.
A CAEEER OF UNTIEING INDUSTRY.
Labor Wm II U Kerreatlon and He Kept
on to the End-Hi) Contribution to the
Forces Tliat Influenced the Issue of Our
Civil War, the Utile Monitor Other In
ventions His Habits of Life and Ills
Nw York, March 9. Capt. John Erics
son, designer of the Monitor, died yesterday
morning, aged HJ years.
The most prolific inventor of the nine
teenth century was John Ericsson. Capt.
Ericsson, who carried the weight of his years
with much dignity, was born in the province
of Wot meland, Sweden, in 1SCC5. He enter-
ed tho navy n an ensign ill IS'jn, was em
ployed in surveys in northern Sweden, and
rose to the rank of captain. In 1.V36 he went
to England to introduce his invention of a
"flame engine," but owing to the circum
stances under which it was tried, it proved
unsuccessful. Soon afterward he resigned
his commission in tbe Swedish navy and de
voted himself in England to mechanical in
ventions, including that of tbe steam boiler,
on the principle of artificial draught. This
principle was applied to the Novelty, a loco
motive engine which he constructed to com
pete for a prize offored in 1S29 by the Liver
pool &. Mnnehester railway for the lightest
and fastest locomotive.
The Novelty failed by an accident to meet
the conditions of tho prize, which was
awarded to George Stephenson. In 1.S.19 he
weut to New York, where he was in Vi I em
ployed to construct the water steamer Prince
ton, the first ever built iu which the propell
ing machinery was below the water line anJ
out of reach of shot To the London exhibi
tion in 1S51 he sent several inventions for
which he received prizes. In ISM he built
the Ericsson, a steamer of 2.000 tons, fitted
with calorie engines, which he had pre
viously invented w hile in England in 1S33.
Although the erporinieut was satisfactory in
eeveral inspects the engine did not develop
sufficient power to give a requisite rate of
speed, and ho thereupon turned his attention
to the manufacture of stationary caloric en
gines for the purposes in which no great
amount of power w as required.
He will le lt known in connection with
the "monitors" ( called from the name oi
the first one), imn ships with revolving iron
turrets for tbe guns. The Monitor, a small
vessel built by him iu Km days, proved more
than a match for tho Confederate iron-clad
Merrimac, nliieh had just before (in March,
lSti.1 destroyed tbe two finest frigates in ths
United States navy, and if it had not been
for the opportune arrival of the little "Yan
kee checsc-box," as the rebs called it, there
was nothing in the United States navy that
could have withstood tho attack of the Mer
rimac. The influence tbe "cheese-box" had
on the issue of the war can therefore be im
agined. Of late years Mr. Erlosnn has been
trying to perfect the solar engine and his De
stroyer, which he was confident could sink
the Invincible, the most formidable vessel of
the British navy, in fifteen minutes.
Ho lived iu a large, roomy house in New
York city, which stands iu the neighborhood
abounding in cheap tenement building, and
refused to move, living in his house exactly
as it was thirtv years ago. The personal pe
culiarities of the eccentric old inventor were
many. He had few acquaintances and no
body know that he ever had any intimates.
He lived a lite apart from all excitement, and
it was one of endless routine. He did not rest
satisfied with a long and successful life of
hard work, but even during the last years of
his life he continued to invent as earnestly as
though his career had just lwgun. He only
found rest in activity, w bich did not end un
til he passed away.
Although his age was more than fourscore
years be would rise from his bed at 7 o'clock
in the morning just as regularly as he did
when a young man. He would take his cold
plunge every day, and just as regularly be
exercised w ith his Indian clubs and dumb
bells. He always wore au old-fashioned
stare-bless shirt with limp standing collar,
broadcloth trousers and coat, and his buff
duck vest. After dressing be would eat a
breakfast which consisted of weak tea,
coarse br ad, and eggs, or some similar dish.
After the meal he worked hard until 4 o'clock
in tbe afternoon, when he ate his dinner,
largely vegetarian in its make-up.
From dinner time until 10 o'clock at night
the old inventor was at his drawing-table,
outlining curious pieces of machiuery for
some new development of inventive genius.
Here follows the most curious part of Mr.
Ericsson's routine. Instead of sitting down
to rest and think be would put an old chimney-pot
hat upon his head, seize his cane,
and go out for a long and circuitous walk,
which usually brought him back to his own
front door about midnight. Such was the
daily life of the veteran mechanical engineer.
No cigars, no tobacco, no cocktails, no brandy
and soda were ever indulged in by John
Ericsson. It was exercise, work, midnight
prowling, and regular sleep that went tc
make up his doily existence.
One of the curious traits of Mr. Ericsson's
character was a total absence of anxiety to
personally see the workings of any of his
machinery. He was never on board ths
Destroyer but once sine she was com
pleted. In fashioning an invention of this
kind he worked almost entirely from draw
ings, and knew just as well how every part
of the finished machine looked, or should
look, as though be had handled it a thousand
Mr. Ericsson always kept bis parlor filled
with models of various machines, mostly
those in use for solar observations. Every
room in tbe bouse contained some kind of
machinery or a model, and the furniture was
of the plainest kind.
In appearance the deceased was a short,
thick-set man, aud looked twenty years
younger than be really waa He talked ab
ruptly and never prolonged as interview. He
always appeal -ed relieved when a caller had
gone, and was only content whan alone with
bis drawings, charts, and maoamery. "
Mary Anderson Faints While Acting.
Washington Citt, March 9. Miss Mary
Anderson, w ho failed on Tuesday and Wednes
day nights to fill her engagement in "The
Winter's Tale," at Albaugh'e Opera house
here, felt abl to appear Thursday night, but
found as the performance progressed that she
had over-estimated her strength. After the
dance in the fifth act she was so exhausted
that she fainted, and the curtain bad to be
rung down. She rallied quickly, however,
and resumed her part, sustaining it to the end
with satisfaction to a large audience. She
bas canceled tbe remainder of her engage
ment here. '
Mrs. Drlscoll Attempts Sulelde.
Wackesha, Wis., March 9. Mrs. Drie
ooll, who killed her husband with an ax
Tuesday evening, tried to kill herself Thurs
day night She first attempted to commit
suicide by drowning under tbe wash room
faucet, but did not succeed, and later tried to
end her life in a bath-tub, tbe last attempt
also being frustrated. During the night she
grew worse, and 'yesterday morning was so
violent that it was found to be impossible to
give her a hearing. An examination to de
termine her sanity will beheld. '
-'.. I'll i
And Now It's Illinois
Whose Legislators Make Exhi
bition of Themselves.
A SEASON OF RIP-R0ARIN3 WRATH.
The Legislative Epidemic of Turbulence
Strikes the House of Representatives,
and Two Solons Have a Severe Attack
The Lie with a Cap "I" Annex Vein
the Ambient Air and the Statesmen, but
There's No Illoodahed.
Springfield, Ills., March The Illi
nois statesmen became infected yesterday
w ith the epidemic of "bass" which is running
its cours-j through the legislatures this year,
and for a time in the house the air was sul
phurous. Wisner's anti-lottery bill came up
and it w as charged that it had come into the
house "under false colors," having been re
ferred to the committee on canals, river im
provement and commerce certainty a novel
reference for such a bill. The bill makes the
running of a lottery a penal offense instead
of a misdemeanor and w as opposed on that ao
couut. It was finally agreed to recommit it
to be amended by reducing the term of im
prisonment to not more than six months. The
next bill that came up was another by Wis
ner, which prohibits pool-selling, bookmak
ing or betting at fair grounds and race
courses, and this was vigorously opposed by
Davis, Brown and others. Brown declaring
that it would kill the horse raising business
in this state. This bill hud been also re
ferred at Wisner's dictum to the canal, etc.,
committee, aud a motion was made yester
day to refer it to the committee on live stock
and dairy, and Sparks declared that the bill
had lxen "improperly and dishonestly com
mitted." Then the riot broke nut
Wisner jumped to bis feet white with paa-
sion. " hen the centlemau over there snva
this bill was improperly ond dishonestly re
ferred to that committee ho utters a damned j
lie yes, a damned lie!" reiterated he, glaring
fleicely at tbe gentleman from Madison..
"If he says I lie it is something he would
not say to my face out of this house," shouted
Mr. Sjiai ks, shaking his fist at his opponent
"When he talks to nie that way he is a scoun
drel aud a li:tr aud a coward."
"You can cast no imputations of dishonesty
at nie without my resenting it, and 1 can
say it is a lie," responded Wisner, as be gave
emphasis to his language by briuing his fist
down ponderously on his desk.
"You are a coward when you talk so
scoundrel that you aro!" shouted Mr. Sparks,
as ho struggled w iih the peacemakers that
had surrounded him and were endeavoring
to calm the antagonists.
The speaker rapped vigorously for order,
friends of the belligerent state -men clung to
their coat tails and finally tbe storm passed
over and the bi!l was referred as proposed.
Later in the session tho anry legislators
cooied oil" and made apologios to the "bouso"
for their turbulent conduct The firemen's
pension fund bill was received from the sen
ate and read tho first time. The valued pol
icy bill was ordered to third reading, and the
house adjourned to Monday at 5 p. in. .
Burke introduced iu the senate a resolution
to submit to the ieople in November, a
constitutional amendment embodying the
Henry Ueorge idea of taxing land alone. A
resolution w asadopted instructing the fiuance
committee to make a thorough examination
of the state finances. A bill prohibiting tbe
employment m mines, factories and stores of
children under 14 years of at;e was intro
duced, and the firemen's pension fund bill
was passed. Tbe reconsideration of the vote
by w bich the Karraker iu sturdy bill was
passed was mado special order for Tuesday
next, and the seuate adjourned till Monday
at 5 p. in.
Madison. WU., March . The senate
yesterday concurred in the bill allowing the
state board of charities more scope in caring
for the insane and iu the bill to appropriate
$l,5tM for expenses of tins convict labor com
mittee. A bill was introduced providing
penalties for wearing loyal legion buttons
without being a member of the order. Tbe
house passed a bill requiring buildings more
than two stones high to bo provided with
fire-escapes, if the buildings are such as
where crowds gather or sleep.
Indianapolis, March The legislature
yestwday passed the mechanics' lien bill
which makes the owner of a building respon
sible to workmen and furnishers of material,
although ho may bave paid the contractor;
also the bill authorizing the establishment of
kindergarden schools for children bet ween i
and 6 years of age. The joint session of the
legislature tie. ted James W. French, of La
fayette; Levi Mock, of Blufftou, and James
Renihau, of this city, directors of the Michi
gan City prison.
Lansing. Mich., March t. The house yes
terday passed a resolution authorizing an ex
amination of tbe claim of H. H. Hawley for
1100 bounty money offered by the state for
volunteers. If the claim is sustained it will
benefit hundreds of ex-soldier. The bill giv
ing Detroit women the right to vote for school
inspectors and to bold that orfiee waa also
passed. The senate committee on the Dicker-son-FUntx
contested election case reported in
favor of Rentz, the Democrat.
Assassinated at His Fireside.
Birmingham, Ala.. March H. While Bit
ting at his fireside with his wife, about 10
o'clock Thursday night, A. W. Busby, a
prominent citizen of Uate Citv Ala w
shot dead by tome one at his window. The
ouiiet entered lus temple killing him ln
stantlv. While in this citv Thur.lv ha hH
a dispute with a man by the name of Grant
uvc-i awuiu uuiiuna u Klisueiioil, anil 11 IS said
urant made threats.
Arrested tor Libelling- 0'luuian K
Ktw York, March V. P. K. Cassidy, a
well-known newspaper writer, and quite
prominent as en agitator in the radical wing
of the Irish IiurtV. wan arrested etArrliiv
for alleged Ulcl on O'Donovan Rossa. He
Bccusea nossn, in an article in The Catholic
News, of oruelty to his (Rossa's) relatives and
other offences. He was admitted to bail tn
appear for examination.
He Knew Who to Klame.
Belgrade, March 8. King Milan in his
manifesto on retiring from the throne, at
tributes tbe suit-esses of Servia to the virtues
of the people, and blames himself for any
disaster occurring during his reign. He prays
the forgiveness of the people tor his short
comings. He expresses deep unhappinees
and a yearning for rest.
Failures In Massachusetts.
BottTON', Mass., March V. James 8. Allen,
boot and shoe manufacturer, of Brockton, is
insolvent; liabilities, about SSO.OjU; nominal
assets, ( :5,0(X). He offers 40 per cent J. L.
and H. C. Rodgers, leather dealers, who re
cently assigned w ith 70,000 liabilities, offer
10 per cent
He Makes a Clear Statement Against Irish
London, March 9. Earl Spencer was the
recipieut of a banquet at the Eighty club last
night Among those present were Vernon
Harcourt, John Morley, and ParneU. Spencer
congratulated ParneU on the outcome of The
Times case, and praised his patience and
forbearance. He expressed his be
lief that Gladstone would live to
carry out his improved home rule
bill ParneU made a " reply, . referring to
Earl Spencer as the herald of Gladstone's
policy of conciliation, whose opinion was
worth more than the judgment of a hundred
mushrooms like Balfour. Parnell continued
that the only way to govern Ireland within
the constitution was to allow her to govern
herself in all matters that do not Interfere
with tbe rest of the empire, with which she
is mdissolubly linked.
Tbe Daily News says that Parnell's speech
is a protest and a demonstration of great Im
portance. There la no deceit in money, anywhere,
but in France it Is particularly 'franc
An Earthquake l elt In tbe Keystone State,
-Maryland and Delaware.
York, Ta., March 9. At 8:43 o'clock last
evening a very perceptible earthquake shock
was felt bore accompanied by a rumbling
sound and caused great excitement all over
the city, damaging many house chimneys in
East York. The vibration was from north
east to southwest aiid of about eight second
duration. At Emighsville and Dallastown,
small towns uear here, the shock was very
severe and damaced many house chimneys.
Lancaster, Pa., M.ir.'h 9. At 6:40 last
evening a shock of earthquake was felt here
quite distinctly and lasted for fifty-five sec
omls. It pnssiHl from north to south. No
datniKe is reported.
CtTTVsBl KO. Pa., March '.. A very dis
tinct cHi'lhquake h.ick was folt in this place
atG:40 p. m. yesterday, lasting fully ten
.seconds. Houses on IVmatAry hill were
shaken so that their window, rattled. Points
on a line iwarly e.ist report a bhock with a
minute's durntioii at Hanover, au.l sounds
remblmc: thunder at Green Ridge.
Ukadino, Pa., March tt. A slight earth
quake shock w as ic!t in this city about 6:40
last evening. Telegraph reports from tte
Mountain Lome i.f Dr. AVaters, West Read
iup, LHtn-aiter, Y-rk, Lebanon, West Chee
ter. and Luitz. say tho tremor was v-ry dis
tinct, l.ut lit'lo or no damage is reportA
P.ALTiHpRE, M l., March 9. A slight shock
of earthquake was felt in the northeastern
and northern parts of Baltimore last evening
about 7 o'clock. The tremor lasted four sec
onds. Wilmington-, D-L, March 9. An earth
quake shock was f.. lt in this city at about 6:43
last evening. The vibrations seemed to be
from west to east mid lasted six seconds.
Hanover, Pa.. March 9. An earthquake
shock was Ml lu re last evening at 6:43. The
vibrations were from northeast to southwest.
It was also felt at Union Bridge, M4 , and
adjacent towns in Carroll county, that state.
Havre pe Grace, Md., March 9. A
slight earthquake shock was felt here last
evening at ti:50. The windows iu many
houses were shaken and the china ware in
The National Educator.
Washington City, March 9. Th
Educational association closed its meet
ing yesterday. Papers were read on teach
ers' examinations and examinations for pro
motion, higner education, education in the
south and other subjects. Secretary of the
Interior Soble addressed the meeting in tbe
afternoon on the work of the bureau of edu
cation, aud promised tbe delegates all the as
sistance iu furthering their objects iu his
power. Tho next meeting will he held at
Nashville, Tena, iu July next
The Hush to Oklahoma.
Wichita, Kan., March 9. A special from
Purcell states that people are arriving at the
rate of 100 per day, aud that Thursday 110
families arrived from Michigan. Many are
in destitute circumstance. They claim that
they will hold oil oue month for the pinsi
dent's proclamation, without which at that
time they will attempt to forcibly enter the
Justice Matthews Much Better.
Washikotox Citt, March 9. A rumor
that gained currency yesterday morning to
the effect that Associate Justice Matthews,
of the supreme court of the United States,
had had a severe relapse and was dying
proved, upon inquiry at his residence, to be
untrue. He was much better vesterday
morning than he had been for some time.
It Is reported from Livingston, Neb., that
the remains of a prehistoric monster bave
been found 8fty-four feet below the surface
by a well-digger. It is said that one of its
teetb was eleven inches long, while between
its eyes was a horn two feet lonjr. i
Chicago. March i.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamerv. 8
4y&c per lb: aaries in lines, 13GH7c: packing
stock. lUitlic. Eijgs Strictly fresh laid, li
Wo per doz. Drewed poultry Chickens, 7j
luic per lb: roosters. 5c: turkeys. 1110; ducks.
11:: geeee. i4i. j047.1ju per doi. Potatoes Choice
turbunks. 'JUJic per bu; Beauty of Hebmn, iW
Fariv M.,u K'Uh.. au-t ..A.tA- (.1
. .- V ' ' . rv, FiAiva, -
iifci.ii per bbl. Apples Choice ereemnifs. il.50
... i.i . . . v.,... . . i . - - . i ... . .
n-.w uui, isuur iuis. i tx. - -VA'- iranuer-
ries. U il and bugle. &."i.H2a.Uu per bbl.
On the tKMird of trade to-day quotations were
as follows: Wheat No. S May, opened Sl.tfll,
closed Sl.te.: June, opened OTic, closed sXilc;
July, ojieiied fnic, closed Ngc Corn No.
- May, opened Udc, closed 8 ?,-t4o; June,
opened closed iTSe; July, opened JLjjc,
closed TWic. Oats No. i May. opened asc,
closed Jime, opened , closed !l,c;
July, opened and closed 2CHc. Pork Mar.
opened Jil.Ki, closed J12.05: June, opened
, closed flZlii.; July, opened U.'.0J,
closed ilii . Lard May. opuned and closed
The Union stock yariMtrport the following
price: Hogs-Market opened active: light
grades steady; heavy and mixed lots S&lOe
lower; lucht grades. Jt.'jOJt.SU; rough pack.
Ing. J4..'Ajj, t"; mixed lots, H.A.t.75; heavy
pack ng and shipping lot. H-3.su. Cattle
Steadier: good to extra, t.ti5i4.3S: Inferior
to pretty good. S3.U&3.75; cows and mixed,
$1.7Ixit3.1 ; Blockers and feeders. z:&SAM.
Sheep -Weak; dull, native muttons. $U0
.5.IJII; corn-fed westerns, t.4oSl.7a; lambs,
New York, March 8.
Wheat-Irregular. No. 1 red state. $1.08;
No. 2 do. bWic: No. t red winter April. W4o;
do May, Kfr. do June,BSo. Corn-Firm:
No. r mixed. 45?c cash; do March, 4Hc; d
April, 4ic; do May, 43c. Oats-Firm; No,
1 white state, obc; No. do, SlXc; No.
mixed March. 814c; do April. 81o; da May.
81 He H ye Dull. Barley Quiet. Pork
Steady; new mesa. S13.00&XJ.&0. Lard
Steady: May, 87 dune, TJ0.
Live Stock : Cattle Trading slow; common
to prima steers. 13,3034.40; bulls. $2JO(AiO.
Sheep and Lambs Good and choice ttoc fair
demand; market a shad firmer; oommon to
strictly prime sheep. a4.0Oda.Tw; poor to choice
lambs, ST.0U&7.12H. Hogs Nominal Talae,
Corn, hay and wood were the principal offerings
en Market square today. With little exception
we quote at former Ago res. Thus:
Hay Upland prairie. 7.
Hay Timauij new tl&a.W.
Oo I Hott Us : oaid S9.0.V
uow wood-Oak. S4.K; Blckory, S3.
a w-as.00: baled $6.00.
Mayflower were picked at Standlsh,
Me., a few daya ago.- ,
A RUMBLE IN PENNSYLVANIA '",""""""'"--
WELL KNOWN AND POPTTLAR
Children's Carriages, Porterio
and Lace Curtains,
which hf invites the public to call and esamin?
IST'Mr. Cordes manufactures all his owa PflrI'
Furniture which he guarantees to !e we!) nm.iJ I
- -vwe ' V
Why You Should Deal With Us ?
-We sell goods at Lower Prices than any oth,r
establishment in the West,
-We have One Price, and "One Price (,niy,'
which is the Lowest at all times.
-We warrant and cheerfully exchange any arti
cle, and will refund the money if the goods
prove to be as not represented.
-We give you value received and moiv f ,r every
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 competitor.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter 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.
Central Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
3p""8econd Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repaired.
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn wles Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
fPronght, Ct and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Brass Goods of every leacripUoa,
feibbe- Eom and Packing of ail kinds, Praia Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Office and Bhop No. 917 Eighteenth St, ROCK ISIJfD. ILL
ON LY SQ.OO A DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
ana hay soma of th
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second aye., Gayford's old studio, over McCabe's.
and lias now on haul an
fine line of
sU.U 4 Ull
Floral Designs furnished.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravies, Etc. Cohv.-d!
for NURSES with boiling water a delicious BEtt' iu
la iDetantly provided. INVALIDS will And tt tppoitiiar.
giving tone to tbe WEAKEST STOMACU. OuKimjteed to
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In convenient pack
ages of both SOLID AND FLUD EXTRACTS.
BY DRUGGISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
lice Catalogues address
J. G. DUNCAN.
Dinar) t, Iowa-
latest novitt th- n.