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THE TtOCK TBEMTD ARGrTTB TUESDAY MA&CH 12. 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Tuesday. March 13, 1889.
Hox. Richard W. Townsend. rep re
lent tive in congress for the Nineteenth
Illinois district, or. as he was familiarly
known, "Dick" Townsend, who died at
the Riggs house, Washington, Saturday
afternoon, was one of the Illinois democ
racy's brightest disciples. Be was a pol
Isbed gentleman, an able and conscien
tious legislator, a brilliant and eloquent
speaker, and possessed of as brave and
generous a heart as ever pulsated In the
body of man. His death will be widely
deplored, and bis memory will be fondly
cherished by thousands of admiring
President Bakrison is foggy as usual
on the tariff question. In describing the
burdens which England sought to put
upon the United States in the infancy of
tbe republic he forgot to slate that the
policy of the mother country, against
which he was inveighing was the protec
tive policy, long since abandoned for a
more enlightened one. It is doing a
good deal of violence to logic and com
mon eence to defend a monopoly tariff in
one country in one century by pointing
out the iniquities of a monopoly tariff in
another country and in another century.
The Advene of Mprmg.
Weather that could receive any more
compliments than that of the past few
days would feel highly fluttered to be
sure. Spring is no longer a thing of the
future, but of the present. Strains from
the grand overture were heard yesterday,
and so unmistakable was the advent that
Rock Island welcomed the first inspiring
breath of spring with open doors last
evening and the fire place would have
been banked with flowers were they now
blooming. To add to tbe glad auspices
of tbe hour, large fl icks of geese were
seen sailing through the blue firmament,
in a bee line for tbe north and filling the
a'r with their trumpetings. The mercury
stayed above the freezing point all night,
and tbe softest of souths breozes at
tended the dawn of today. New birds
were singing gaily and a general chorus
of spring crowing and cackling came
from chanticleer and his harem. The
day that has followed lias been full orbed
with spring beauty and everybody has
felt that spring was here to stay. There
will bo March weather of course, when
tbe fires will have to be lighted, and the
birds may have to wesr red flannel about
their necks, and some of the days will be
almost unendurable from the blustering
storm; but tuero can be no boubt of the
aeal that spring has set upon the season.
A Lucky Quartette.
First To Be Chosen by the New
THREE MEN FOB FOREIGN MISSIONS,
Milan, March 12.
Mr. Foster, of St. Louis, who bad
charge of Hues, Tjoorais tt Co's. ice busi
ness, is still among u.
The roads throughout tbe couutry are
much improved in the lust few days and
our merchants are infused with new vigor
for spring business.
Our laboring people have been quite
fortunate this winter in procuring work.
Our factories have been running all win
ter and the ice business gave general em
ployment for a long time.
The numerous candidates that are in
the field for the postofflco. are becoming
desperate, and it seems the struggle is
becoming more fierce than ever since the
"92 a day and roast beef" administration
has tbe helm.
Tbe caucus Saturday night to nomin
ate candidates for muuicipul offices re
sulted in two ticketsthe peoples' and
citizens'. Peoples' ticket: President,
Dr J 8 Matthews; councilmen, J L Clow,
Phil Zahn, Wm Teuges. Thos Gannon.
Citizens' ticket: President, H McCulloth;
councilmen, C 11 Brandenburg, Thomas
Gannon, Wm Tenges, Joe Fitzpatrick.
The contest was spirited all day, which
resulted in favor of tbe entire peoples'
ticket. Or J S Matthews received 71
vote. J L Clow 74 votes, Phil Zahn 72
votes, Wm Tenges 115 votes. Thomas
Gannon 118 votes. Citizens. B McCul
loth received 49 votes, C II Drandenburg
62 votes, Thoa Gannon 118 votes, Wm
Tenges 115, Joe Fitzpatrick 36; ao the
inends or tbe peoples ticket are quite
A "Ratten" Mhow Town.
"Moline let us forget the name o'
this town!" was an expression which fell
from the lips of Mr. Creston Clarke, yes
terday morning, as the 7 o'clock Q train
pulled out of this city, bearing with it
tbe speaker and his company of histri
onic artists, who were bound for Gales
burg. There was just the least look of
bitterness in the actor's countenance as
he spoke, and yet we do not feel like
blaming him. Tbe exceedingly slim au
dience which turned out to see and hear
him at the Wagner opera house, Saturday
evening, was a surprise to all in front of
tbe scenes as well as those behind them,
but those who were fortunate enough to
witness "The Fool's Revenge" were ren
dered almost immediately oblivious of
uncomfortable thoughts "by tbe superb
and realistic actine which characterized
its presentation. If Creston Clarke and
bis company should ever happen this way
again, Moline, we feel assured, will give
bim no just desire to eliminate her name
from his memory. Moline Ditpatch.
Stats of onto. Cm of Toledo, (
Lucas Cocnty, S. S. f
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J
Cheney & Co., doing burinesa in the
cit of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pav the sum
of ONE BUNPRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by tbe use of Hall's Catarrh
Cras. FRANK J. CBENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D , '86. A. W. GLEASGN.
Ex-Senator rainier Being Sent to Spain-
He Doesn't Know, However. That Ho
Will Go Col. Tleheiior Made Wlndom's
Assistant The Contest for Stevenson's
Place In the Postoffloe Churchmen In
the New Government The President's
Work Capital Note.
Washington City, March 1A Tb first
list of appointees of the new administration
was sent to the sonata yesterday. Three of
them were for positions abroad, and there
were but four in all, so that numerous pa
triotic citieens are still on the anxious seat.
Tbe nominees were:
Thomas W. Palmer, of Michigan, to be en
voy extraordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary of the United States to Spain.
John F. Swift, of California, to be envoy
extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary
f tbe United States to Japan.
John D. Washburn of Massachusetts, min
ister resident and consul general of the
United States to Switzerland.
George Tichenor of Illinois, assistant sec
retary of the treasury, vice I.taac L Maynard,
The senate referred them all to the proper
Secretary Windom told ona of the con
gressmen from Illinois that Tichenor's ap
pointment was his own, and should not be
charred to any particular state, and this made
the Illinois men happy, as it gives them a
good show for some other positions they
hanker after, and which the influence of Col.
Tichenor will be potent in securing.
Ex-Senator f aimer was interviewed over
tbe telephone, and said his nomination was
seut in without his knowledge, and he was
uncertain whether or not he would accept A
gentleman who is in his conSdance said he
did not think the ex-senator would go
abroad , but the opiulon prevails that ha may
accept too bouor tendered in this manner.
Tbe fight over tbe first assistant postmaster
generalship is getting complicated. Hon. J.
S. C arksou, of Iowa, it is stated, has de
clined to accept the office, and no little diffi
culty will be experienced in selecting a suit
able person to fill it. It is a posi
tion which comes more direotlv in
contact with the people than almost anv
other. Postmaster General Diokinsou,
Just before he vacated his office, aaid: ' I
can fro away aud stay away for weeks, and
lay offlce la so arranged that it will go right
along without me, and nobody will particu
larly miss me; but if tbe first assistant leaves
his desk unattended to for a couple of dars
there will be the mischief to pay." The Illi
nois people want Clark Carr to get the ofltce
of first assistant, but there is a pressure for
Clarkson for this plar. C'larksou snys he
doesn't want it and won't take it, but Quay
insists that he shall accept it, and W ana
maker is siiid to be waiting for iiiin to yield
and say yea before he offers the office to
CHRISTIANITY IN THE CABINET.
Mostly Presbyterian, but One Alleged
lrulil Wanatuaker's Bible Class.
Washinoto.x City, March l-, The re
ligious element iu tbe present adminis
tration is a matter of general iuterest and
occasions a good deal of comment. AU of the
new cabinet are Presbyterians except Proctor
and Husk. The former is an Episcopalian
and Uncle Jerry is said to be a Druid. The
vice president is the son of a Congregational
clergymen, but went over to the Episcopal
church with his wife and will nave a pew at
Tbe postmaster general is probably tbe
most active 'in religious work. Tbe Post
"Postmaster General Wanamaker is not
likely to be seen about Washington on Sun
day. He has a Bible class of 150 young men
over in Philadelphia, and he does not propose
to desert them Just because he has to take
care of all the postmasters of the country.
That Bible class is very attractive to the
young men of Philadelphia. It is limited in
number, and there are always many more
wbo want to get in. Applications are filed
months in advance. There is an examination
when as applicant is taken in and he has to
give a certain pledge, part of which is that
he will not leave the class within the speci
fied time. Then he is given a sort of official
commission, like an office-holder under the
government A few outsiders are admitted
every Sunday to. witness the proceedings, and
already a number of Washington people are
talking of making a trip to Philadelphia to
see Mr. Wauamaker with his class."
THE PRESIDENT'S QUIET DAY.
Ball's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon tbe blood and
mucus surfaces of tbe system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
sETSold by druggists, 75c.
A Receiver for Two Western Hallways.
New Yokk, March 12. On the application
of tbe Farmers' Loan and Trust company,
the United States Circuit court yesterday ap
pointed W. K. Ackerman of Chicago, re
ceiver of the St Louis. Bturgis & Battle
Creek and Lattle Creek & Buy City railway
companies, and restrained them from dispos
ing of the property. Tbe two roads are but
opposite ends of what is intended to be one
line. The 8L Louis, Sttirgls & Battle Creek
road is complete from Goshen, Ind., through
Bturgis to Battle Creek, and the Battle
Creek St Bay City from West Bay City to
Midland. The trust company's complaint al
lege nonpayment of interest
He Succeeds In Keeping- Away
Washington City, March 12. With tb
exception of Sunday, yesterday was tbe
quietest day the president has passed since
his induction into office. Following a long
established precedent, he decided to receive
as few visitors as possible, and so well did he
adhere to this determination that not more
than a dozen persons succeeded in getting
into his office in the forenoon. A few re
presentatives called to say good-bye before
leaving the city, and some senators also
called. Windom and Noble bad a few
minutes' talk each with the president about
department masters, and Blalue and the vice
president came about 12:80, within a few
minutes of each other, and had conferences
with tbe president before he went down to
the East room at 1 o'clock to shake bands
with a crown of about 200 people who bad
assembled there. It took the president about
fifteen minutes to dispose of this crowd. He
then went Lack to his desk and remained a
few minutes. During the afternoon he bad
a long conference with Representative Reed,
IN MEMORY" OF
Friends and Fellow Members Meet
and Take Appropriate Action.
Washington City, March 12. A large
number of political and personal friends of
the late Representative Townahend, of Illi
nois, mat at Willard's hotel last night Ex
Congressman S. S. Marshal of Illinois, Mr.
Townshend's old friend when the latter was
a page in tbe house, presided. Moat of the
Illinois delegation in congress. Democrats and
Republicans, were present, as well as congress
men and friends from other states. Eulogistic
speeches were made by Mr. Marshall, Com
missioner of Pensions Black, and Represent
atives Cannon and Cox. Resolutions ex
pressing sorrow at the death, and highly
eulogistic of the Ufe, character, and worth of
the deceased were adopted.
The executive officer of the American
Shipping and Industrial league, Gen,
vt heeler, of Alabama, president, and Mj.
Charles 8. Hill, secretary, met last night and
also adopted resolutions of regret at the death
of Sir. Townshend, declaring that the league
has lost a warm friend and co-laborer by his
Mr. Townshend's body will not be taken to
Bhawneetown, Ills., at present Mrs. Town
shend is not welt, and is unable to travel, so
the journey to Illinois has been postponed.
OUR STOCK OF CORN AND WHEAT.
The Surplus on Hand and Some Compar
Washington City, March 12. Tbe stat
istical report of the department of agriculture
issued yesterday afternoon for March, relate
to the distribution of wheat and corn. The
amount of corn reported still on hand is 89.6
per cent Tbe surplus amounts to 783,000,000
bushel, of which the seven corn surplus
states have 49,000,000 bushels. The propor
tion merchantable average 82 par cent
which is lew than in 1SS4, 1888, or 1387. The
average price is loss than in December, when
it was 34 cents per bushel for the United
States, and 27 for the states producing com
mercial supplies. The March average for
merchantable corn is 3S.B cents per bushel for
unmerchantable 82.8. cents, the jpeneral
average o? tie seven states Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, lows, Missouri, Kansas, aud Ne
braska beini; 25.8 cents.
The propor ion of tbe wheat crop on hand
March 1, is le than in any year since 1880,
except in 18S 3 and in 1887 (though nearly the
same in the latter year). Tbe actual quantity
on hand is lost, than in any recent year ex
cept 18S2 and 1888. It is estimated at about
112.000.000 measured bushels. Tha lowest
state per centt ge are in the principal wheat
arrowinc? state", as follows: Ohio, 27; Bim-
nesota, 26; Michigan, 28; Indiana, 24; Illi
nois, 25; Wise-main, 28; Iowa, 82; Missouri,
27 ; Kansas, 24 ; Nebraska, 81 ; Dakota,t24. In
these states th quantity on hand is less than
in March last by about 21,000,000 bushels.
Joint Tariffs on Railways.
Washington City, March 12. The inter
state commerce commission has issued the
ordorgiven noiceof in these dispatches of
the 9th Inst, requiring common carriers to
publish their a Ivances or reductions of joint
tariffs. They must be printed iu plain type
and posted at overy freight and passenger
station ten dayi prior to their taking effect in
tbe case of adv woe and three days in the case
of reduction. The railways of the trunk
line association have been cited to appear be
fore the com mi ion to explain their export
rates and bow t bey are made.
Contract fi-r Eight New vTar Vessels.
Washington city, March IS. It is ex
pected that shortly after the beginning of the
next fiscal year July 1 the uavy depart
ment will awanl contracts for eight new war
vessels. The vessels will have tbe latest ap
proved Ideas in their construction, and will
be of high speed and heavy armament One
of the new ships will bo a great ironclad of
7,5(t0 ton Four more new cruisers will also
be constructed 6 uring the present yiar.
Washington City, March 12. Senator
Beck made his nncarance in the senate vea-
terdav. bavins returned from his anarch for
health looking much better. Ho was warmly
weiconmert. l ni ouly thing done was to wait
for a message fixtui the White House, which
flually arrived, nd as it coutaiued nomina
tions to offir-e tbfr senate went into executive
session, and wh n the doors reopened adjourned.
Will Start a New Republican Daily.
Washington City. March 12. It U un
derstood that Mr. A. J. Blethen, formerly of
Minneapolis, ha nearly completed arrange
meuta for an iifternoou Republican dailv
here. He has associated himself with a
wealthy vounz man tiAiued Steele, whose
family reside here and who has larcn nrnn.
erty interest in M innesota, and they expect
to make a succes of their new venture.
Louis Kiel's ae Before the Senate.
Washington City, March 12. In the
executive session of the senate yesterday a
message from tbe president transmitting cor
respomleuoe in remonse to a senate resolu
tion in regard to -Axo executiou of Louis Riel
by Canadian authorities, and who claimed to
be an American citizen, was laid before the
lOf Doubtful Validity.
The Political Enactments of the
HENRV GEORGE IN ENGLAND.
He Tells an Intel viewer What He Is Over
London, March li In an interview with
a New York World correspondent Henry
Ueorge said, after briefly reviewing the polit
ical situation in E igland, as he sees it: "My
mend insist edou iny coming over here in view
of the fact that, although the parliamentary
slection might not come off for three years,
it was liable to cone off in three months, and
they wanted as far as )ossible to infuse rad
ical ideas into the uinA of the voters, and to
so briug them into the election that the suc
cessful members would have to pledge them'
selves. The London Joint committees for the
taxation of ground rent, which I addressed
when I was in London last, and of which as
sociation I am a member, was formed only a
year ago. Thirty-eight of the members who
formed it have toen elected to Jthis new
county council, and there is no question hat
a clear majority of the members were
in favor of taxing the landlords,
and a majority of that majority, I
hould say, wore in favor of taxing them aI
would, so as to utt rly abolish them. In this
body and in other similar bodies tbe question
will come up, not for decision, but at least
tor presentation U parliament, and at the
next parliamentary election it is the con
fident expectation cf our friends that a ma
jority of the new members can be secured."
"What of the progres of your movement
in America, Mr. OHorget"
"It is very strong aud gaining every day.
Among tariff reformers radical free trade
ideas are coming to the front, as was shown
in the Chicago convention, and the timid
movement for the reduction of tha tariff is
passing into a dema id lor the abolition of all
Mr. George says he is going to make a
three-months' campiiicn of it through Eng
land, Ireland. Scotii nd and Wales.
A BANK ROB3EFTS BOLDNESS.
He Locks the C'adiier Iu the Safe and
Makes Off with tlin Funds His Capture.
Buffalo, N. Y., March 12. A bold bank
robbery took place tn Saturday at Norwood,
St Lawrence coun.y, the robber being a
postoffloe clerk named Charles Phelps. He
entered tbe Norwooc bank about noon, when
the only occupant was the cashier, F. L.
Smith. Phelps asked for some stamps, and
as Smith stepped into the vault Phelp
quickly closed the heavy door, turned the
combination and securely locked the cashier
In. Tbe robber then rifled the money
drawer and too all the paper
money contained therein, amounting
to t'278. He did not touch sev
eral hundred dollar i in silver. Business
in the bank happen ?d to be very light on
Saturday and Phelps did not get so much as
he probably expected. After the robbery, he
mounted a horse . and started for tbe Cana
dian border, which is only a short distance
from Norwood. Fortunately the bank was
visited by a gentleman who hoard tbe
cashier's cries, and getting the combination
from the imprisoned official, released him.
Phelps was captured n the midnight train.
Only about til of the stolen money was recovered.
A Bill Against Ticket Scalpers.
Albany, N. Y., March 12. A bill intro
duced in assembly yesterday provides that
every ticket agent of railroad and steamboat
companies in this state shall be given a cer
tificate attested by the seal of the company
by which they are employed; that no person
not thus provided witlL a certificate shall sell
or otherwise dispose of tickets without special
authority of the company by which the
tickets are issued; and that travelers may re
cover from the com pat ies the money value of
the unused portion o: any ticket The ob
ject of the bill is to provent ticket scalping.
TREASONABLE PLOTS IN INDIA.
A Supposed Loyal 91 aharajab Corrupted
by the B usslans.
London, March 12. The discovery of trea
sonable plots and practices of the maharajab
cf Cashmere has creatfd great surprise and
caused a profound sensation here. It was
believed by the government that the mabara-
jah was an ultra-loyal vassal He sent costly
presents accompanied by profuse protesta
tions of devotion to tbe queen on the occa
sion of her majesty's Jubi'ee, and contribute!
with a lavish hand to tb fund for founding
the imperial institute in honor of that event.
It is quite generally be .ieved in official cir
cles that tbe maharajab was prompted to his
disloyal purposes by em issarie acting under
orders from tbe Ruse an government, and
this belief is freely and openly expressed.
Catching Anaret 1st In Berlin.
London, March 12. Eight additional ar
rest of Anarchists have been made in Berlin,
the prisoners including the noted weavers
Kunti and Magnaa. Tha arrests are regarded
as of the utmost import ince as a long stride
toward the complete eradication of anarch v
from beneath the shadows of the Imperial
palace. The apartraen of tbe prisoners
were searched ana a lane quantity of forbid
den literature waa foun 1, together with let
ters and documents compromising several
other Anarchist leaders i 'host arrest is merely
a question of hour.
AN ERROR DISCOVERED TOO LATE
From Which the Republicans Derive
Much Satisfaction Closing Work of the
Legislature High License Bill Passed
The Insane Asylum Inquiry Unusual
Agreement of a Legislative Committee
The Fight for Control of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, March 12. The last day of
the present session of the general assembly
was characterized by an interesting fight in
the senate between the advocates and the op
ponents of high license. Though the consti
tution provides that no bills shall be present
ed to the governor for two days before the
legislature expires by limitation of law, it
has been held that this is a provision made to
protect the executive in the exercise of his
veto power, and he could waive it if he so de
sired. On Saturday an effort was made to
get the high license bill considered in the
senate, and though a majority favored it,
the necessary two-thirds could not be ob
tained, and the bill could not be taken
up out of the order. When this became known
tho governor notified the friends of the
measure that he would waive his constitu
tional privilege and sign the bill if it were
passed yesterday. Early yesterday morning
it was called up and au attempt made to pass
it Several attempts were made to adjourn
Dilatory motions followed, but enough Dem
ocrats voted with tbe Republicans to prevent
any other business from being considered,
and the high license measure was finally
passed oy a vote ot '.'i to 20. Later in the
day the governor signed the bill, and it is a
law. It permits town and city boards to
charge a license fee of Si50, the former law
limiting the charge, to 1Q0. All of the ap
propriation hills and the loan bUl were
signed by the governor yesterday, and at 6
o'clock last evening the senate adjourned sine
Late Saturday night tho annate passed bills
for the taxation of the telegraph and tele
phone companies operating in the state and
sent them to the houf. Somehow the tele
phone bill did not reach the house, which
was ready to pass it under a suspension of
After adjournment Ibe astonishing infor
mation was permitted to leak out that all the
hills vetoed by the governor and repassed by
tbe Democratic majority were in such shape
that they are bound to fail. The constitu
tion requires that all hills and joint resolu
tions pnssed by the legislature shall bear the
signatures of the speaker of the house and
president of tbe senate. These bills when
first Tresentd to the governor were duly au
thenticated as prescribed by the constitution,
but after h-inj vetoed and repassed they
were simply signod by the clerk of the house
and socretarv of the senate, and in this form
deposited with the secretary of state instead
of going through tbe hands of the gov
ernor, as the statutes require. It is main
tnin l by opponents of the vetoed legislation
that these are fatal defects, and that all the
m 'n-urcs, among which are the law creating
a board cf public works and officers for the
city of Indinnapolis, fire and police boards
for Indiuia;olis and Evansville, tho bill de
priving the governor of his appointing
power, etc., a.-e null and void.
Tbe joint committee of the two tranches of
the legislature appoiuted to investigate the
affairs of the insane hospital made a report
yesterday severely condemning the manage
ment The committee was composed equally
of Democrats and Republicans and for the
first time a unanimous report was submitted.
A defalcation of fS.OXX) was discovered and
the committee recommends that Treasurer
Gapen be proceeded against for embezzle
ment. A deficiency of $17,t4, bills allowed
and uupaid. is found. The removal of Store
keeper Hall is recommended on account
of bis inefficiency. Superintendent
Galbrait.li it i alleged has shown himself not
to be qualified to discharge tbe duties of his
position. Large sums of hospital money
were loaned monthly by Treasurer Gapen to
Johu E. Sullivan without security and in
violation of law, while persons holding checks
were compelled to await payment Other
irregularities were discovered. The report
was approve. 1 and spread upon the record
of the two houses, and 5,000 copies of it were
ordered printed for distribution.
The police and fire commissioners ""elected
by the legislature for Indianapolis met yes
terday morning and filed their bonds. They
held commissions signed by the speaker of
the bouse aud the secretary of the senate,
the governor ha ing declined to comnnuon
them. After formally organizing they se
lected a secretary, and Capt. Colbert, of the
present force, as superintendent of police.
Colbert appeared at police headquarters last
night and demanded that Superintendent
Travis surrender to him the control of the po
lice officers, but the latter declined. Colbert
then read a list of officers appointed by
the new board, who were instructed to ap
pear at the court bouse to-day and be sworn
In. The list of appointment of the new
board includes a number of officers now on
the force. Whether they will report, as or
dered by the new board, is doubtful.
The new commissioners also selected a new
fire ciiief, but for some reason failed to make
a demand for possession.
The Illinois Legislature.
SpitlSGKlELU, Ills., March 12. There were
but ten senators present when the state
senate came to order yesterday, and only a
oouple of bills were introduced, one propos
ing to amend the banking law so as to pro-
vide that banks with a capital of not less
than tlOO.OuO may be organized in cities of
over lli,HIO people.
There was less than a quorum in the house.
and a bill was introduced making April 30,
the centennial of Washington's inauguration,
a legal holiday ; another proposed bill makes
the penalty for seduction 11,000 tine,
and one year's bnpriaonment A
resolution was offered aendiusr Greet
ing to Parnell and Glads ton
and symiiathy for their cause, and declnring
that "the passage of tbe coercion act by tbe
British parliament was aided by tbe employ
ment of forgery, calumny and by conspiracy
against the greatest of Ireland's living sons,"
aud "that we hereby express our condemna
tion aud unqualified disapproval of the policy
pursued by the British ministry as embodied
in the coercion act" It was opposed by
several, Sparks of Alton wanting to know
whether the members were sent here to make
laws for England as well as for Illinois, aud
was Dually referred to the federal relations
Showing; Off the American Revolver.
Paris, March 12. Ira Paine, the Ameri
can pistol shot, gave an exhibition of the
poBiibilities of the American revolver yester
day. Tbe trial, which waa highly successful,
was witnessed by large number of military
The tnlon Cigar Label Mo Trade Mark.
St. Pacl, March 12. The Cigannakers'
Protective union of this city received a de
cided set-back yesterday in a decision of tbe
supreme court, reversing by a vote of 8 to 2
the order of the lower court It is held that
tbe device placed on boxes of cigars made by
the union members indicates only that tbe
cigars are made by some members of one of
the unions, and are not a legal trade mark.
Tbe dissenting judges held that the members
of a union should have the benefit of the
superior reputation of It product in the
market, resulting from their superior skill
Attempted Assassination In Michigan. '
JaCKSO.v, Mich , March 12. William Ga
boon, a wealthy farmer residing in Sand
stone village, some time ago received a
threatening White Cap letter. He treated it
as a joke at tbe tima, but Sunday about mid
night, as be sat alone reading, he was fired
upon from tb outside by a man with a shot
gun. Part of the charge took effect in Ca
boon'a leg. He ran out, revolver in hand,
and pursued the would-be murderer for some
distance, but being wounded had to abandon
the chase. Officers are on his trail Cehoon
says he knows his assailant ' '
Burst in Their Midst.
An Exploding Boiler Mangles a
TWO OF THE UNFORTUNATES DEAD.
Thirty Men Scattered Around at the Time
ol the Disaster Flying Portions Oo East
and Went, One Stopping a Quarter of a
Mile Ofl. and Both Dealing Wounds
1 hey Go Current Notes of Special In
Cleveland, O., March 13. At 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon a boiler fifty feet longjn
She forging department of tbe Cleveland roll
ing mills, in the southern part of the city,
exploded with terrific foroe. One piece of it
went west and, crashing into Hugh Graham's
bouse, ww feet away, bounded off and burled
itself beneath the foundation of (mother
house. Graham, who works at night, waa
sleeping and his wife, who is ill, was also in
bed in another part of the house. Graham
was only slightly hurt J ust before the frag
ments struck Graham's house it wrecked his
eoal-hoase. In it were Mrs. John Seelaga
and Mrs. Calaja, both of whom sustained
soalp wounds. The other fragment of the
boiler went east 1,000 feet and demolished
au outhouse in which was Mary Vargo, 4
years old. Her left arm was broken.
At tbe mill there were thirty men near the
boiler when it exploded. The following were
killed : James Barr, Harvard street, helper,
21 years; Thomas Dorsey, Canton street,
fireman, 30 years.
The injured were: Anton Vendelofski,
Breeksvillo road, skull fractured and
scalp wound; Frank Galupski, Hosmer
street, shoulder badly injured; John
Scrogie, Jr., Richmond street, ugly scalp
wound; Hugh Graham, Marble street, chest
bruised; Mrs. John Si-elaga, Marble street,
scalp wound; Mrs. Calaja, Marble street
head injured ; Mary Vargo, Cambridge street,
left arm broken; Patrick Kellcy, Bpafford
street, wound oa left temple; Alexander
Clarke, Elmo street, two severe scalp wounds;
narnoy noninson, Heath street, bead cut;
John Boyd, Harvard street, scalp wound.
The mill was damaged to the extent of
West Toivt, Miss., March 13. A large
boiler at the King compress exploded yester
day instantly killing Isaac Tashington, and
damaging propr i ty to the extent of $35,000,
ANTI-CHINESE MOBS ABROAD. .
Milwaukee Kept in a State of Turbulence
Half the Night.
Milwackee. Wis., March 12. Sam Yip
La and Hah Ding, charged with inveigling
little girls into their laundries, had a prelim
inary examination before Judge Mallory yes
terday. The premises were strongly guarded
as there was a decided mob spirit abroad.
The test imony against the Chinese waa con
clusive, ton little girls having been their vic
tims, three of whom testified to having been
debauched by them. The court adjourned
rerore the crowds were lot out of the work
suops ior iear oi irouiae, and tue prisoners
were conveye 1 Hack to jail.
From dark on to midnight the police were
aept ousy iitspersmg mobs. A dozen or more
Chinese wash-bouses on the west aide had
their windows broken, and several China
men were chased through the streets, but no
o ie hurt, as the police were able to protect
me iriijbtn.oi (Celestials.
Tbe situation, however, is critical, and It is
not sare for a I hinaman to appear on the
streets in souiu parte of tho ciry. It is prob
able that Ah Sing will find it impossible for
him to live here in the future.
THE WELL KNOWN AND POPTTLAIt
No. 1623 Second Avenu
and Las now on
line line of
Children's Carriages, porte
ana iace uurtain
which hp invites the public to call a
SSTMr. Cordes manufactures all u
r urnuure vriiicn lie guarantees
first-class. Give him u call.
tu !r w
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. I
Made to 1 Duty as Fart In That Vellow
Mnne Massacre Affair.
St. Pai i March li Regarding the re
ported killing of five French tourists in
Yellowstone park, related in dnjatches pub
lished yesterday, General Tansenger Agent
Charles S. Fee, of the Northern Pacific,
makes statements which demonstrate that
the story is a canard. The party could have
hardly parsed into the park without passing
some supply point, where they would be re
mamliereil. Superintendent Laniartine, of
the park, telira;ihs that there is no such
place as Snake Canon in the park. No guide
uaroed Ferry is known in that country.
A Rulau with a 11 i Contract on Hand.
Chicago, March li Georgia Dienstro
vitch, who last summer sot (Ire to the gov
ernment powder magazine at Sitka, with the
acknowledged design of blowing up tbe town,
reached here Sunday en route from Alaska
to the National insane asylum at Washing
ton, he having been adjudged insane. He
was in charge of United States Secret Ser
vice Offloers Wilkins and Arnold, and was
hackled to the latter, beside being ironed at
the w rists, knees and ankles. The prisoner
says that he is a Russian Nihilist and that he
will yet free the down-trodden people of the
civ ill red world.
"I.tunpy Jaw" Chicago Cattle.
Detroit, Mich., March li Thomas Bar
ium, George Beck and Harry Phillip, lead
ing butchers of this city, make public the
statement that in a shipment of fourteen car
loads of cattle from the Cbicage stock yards
titer were three bead badly affected with
"lumpy jaw." As it is claimed by Chicago
stock men that the cattle at their yards is
strictly insiected, the above named men
say that Michigan should take action in view
of the facts, ns a great many "lumpy jaw"
cattle are passed by Chicago inspectors.
The Huston Baby Having a Lively Time.
' Kiw Haven, Conn., March John L.
Sullivan arrived bare from Bridgeport
last evening, and alternated between tbe
Globe ami City hotel lmr-rooms, having a
lively time. A number of Yale boys were
assisting in his entertainment. Tbe police
are determined to arrest Sullivan on tho first
aign of violence on bis part
Sixteen trp?do boats are in course of con
struction for tbe German navy.
Six thousaud weavers, employed in fifty
different miles at Fall River, Mass.. have
gone ou sr r ike.
Miss Lulu McKinlav, of New York, a
atudun, at Vassar college, died of hemorrhage
or the nose Saturday.
i All the "liners" reachinsr Oueenstown. Ire
land, from New York Sunday report terrific
weather on the Atlantic during the passage.
Sir Julian Pauncefote is to be the successor
of Lord Kackville at Washington City. His
apiiointnient has teen approved by the
A fire which destroyed $?,0(K) worth of
property was started at 830 East Division
street in Chicago Monday by a dog knocking
ever a stove.
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the CitUiiV Nationn! hank, of
Lebanon, Kv., to begin bus nes i with a capi
tal of Hotyno.
A (Jerm:n oRWr of artillery has discov
ered a new and esirem-ly powerful explosive
for filling shell The basis of tbe explosive
is carbolic acid.
At Raiuberg, Austria, family consisting
ot flv persons recently became insane
through regious excitement and prayed con
tinuously for three days and nights.
Sixty guests were routed out of Clifton
Hall, a hotel at Lakewood, N. J., Monday
morning by fire. They escaped in their night
clothes. One man broke his leg jumping
from tbe second story.
Lena Anderson, aeed 25, and employed as
a domestic by Dr. Coey, the Chicago city
physician, at his residence, 3210 South Park
avjnue, killed herself Monday morning owing
to a quarrel with her lover Sunday uight.
Owing to the diflieulties of the French cop
per syndicate spot and future copper in
London declined 4 per ton Mondav, and
there was no business done iu New York;
American mine owners, however, are oonfl
dent of the future.
Owing to a rumor that the iron mills in the
vicinity of Pittsburg, Pa., would soon shut
down, becaus? of low prices of the product,
prominent manufacturers have been inter
viewed, and tluy all say there is no truth iu
tbe rumor, so fas as they know.
HUnited States Di.trict Attorney Watts, of
West Virginia, whose resignation was asked
for by Attorney General Miller, has written
a letter declining to resign, as he knows of
do official act of his that justifies that course.
He invites the president to assert his prerogative.
The Bishop was Opponent to It.
Baltimore, Md., March 18. A meeting
wai held last nigbt at St Peter's Protestant
Episcopal cburch for the purpose of consider,
ing the propriety of establishing in this city
branches of the Young Men's Friendly
society. The general feeling wns favorable,
but the Right Rer. W.lliam 1'i.ret, bishop of
Maryliir.il, took them by surprise. He ex
pressed himself in must eni buic term
against the scheme, on the ground that it
was over-organization, and that over-organi-satirn
was a bad thing. No action w as taken
iu couw cjiU'iice.
Kilratn oa the Great John L.
Baltimore, Md., March U. Jake Kilratn
left for New York last nigbt, whence he will
sail to-morrow for Liverpool. Before leav
ing Kilratn said he did not believe Sullivan
bad any intention of fighting him. For tbi
he waa very sorry as be believes tbat as sure
as the sun shines he nild knock Sullivan out.
Not Looking for Tronble About Samoa.
London. March 12. The Standard baa a
dispatch from Berlin wbioh say that diplo
matic negotiations have removed present
difficulties as to Samoa and the conference
Will settle tbe rest
A Good Thing far Eads' Ship Railway.
New Orleans, Marsh 12. Tbe Tlmea
Detnocrat states tbat tbe Mexican govern
ment has amended the concession granted to
Capt. J. B. Eads for a ship rail war by
guaranteeing earnings to the extent of 6 per
cent interest on $00,000,000, the estimated
cost of the railroad. Capt E. L. Corthell,
who is now here, says tbe worn of construe
tiou will begin at an early day.
Th Weather We May Kxpect.
Washinoto!! Gity, March 12. The Indica
tions for thirty-six hours from f p. ra. y ester-,
day are as follows: For Wisconsin and Iowa
Fair, cooler weather; northerly wind. For
Michigan Light rain, stationary tempera
ture, followed Tuesday afternoon by cooler
weather; winds becoming westerly. For Il
linois and Indiana Fair, wanner weather, fol
lowed in Illinois by slightly cooler; southerly
winds. . .
THE ASHES OF THE GREAT.
John Krleon's Uemsliu Await Their
Transfer tn His Native Land.
New York, March 12. Trinity church
was crowded yesterday when the solemn
procession, beaded by Rev. Morgan Dix.
made it way up the aisle, bearing the body
nw cricssuu, me inventor, i o
officers from each ship at tbe navy-yard and
one officer from each department were pre
sent; Near the altar rail stood a cross about
three feet high composed of ivy, lilies of the
valley and paiisiea. It was tribute from the
on of tbe deceased, Baron J. J. Ericsson, now
in Sweden. He had cabled instru tkms to
have the cross laid on the casket containing
the remains of his eminent father. There
were a number of other floral tributes. The
Rev. Morgan Dix, assisted by the Rev. Mr.
Hill, conducted the services. After the
arvices the body was taken to the Marble
cemetery on Second street, where it was
placed temporarily in a receiving vault Iu
final resting place will be tbe native laud of
t'lerTvnien Booming Prohibition.
Philadelphia, March 12. Pr :ublti n
was given a big loom in Association hall yes
terday afternoon. The ministers of the citv
gathered there in convention and began the:'r
battle for tbe constitutional proh-.btion
amendment by adopting five strong resolu
tions and pledging themselves to work t
getber tn the coming campaign for total pro
hibition in Pennsylvania. The call for the
convention had been signed by over 200 min
isters, representing twenty-four denomina
tions, and the hall was crowded.
Chicago, Maroh 11.
On the board of trade to-day quotations were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 May, opened 86 "c,
closed wybe; June, opened fe'-c, closed SSVo;
July, opened stfo, closed HPfc. Corn No.
- May. oined 354c, closed 8 -Jc; June,
opened aMw;, closed 35H-jc: July, opened
closed ailfcc Oats No. t May, opened
2Jsc, dosed Ulic; June, opened 2f4c, closed
-'lc; July, opened and closed 5;c. Pork
May, oixmed and closed J1X.U0; June, opened
fcl2.n0. closed $i2.0714; July, opened $1S.17H.
closed Jlil5. Lard May, opened 8.7i,
closed gtt.lH ,
The Union stock yards report the following
pi ices: Hogs-Market opened moderately
active: light and mixed grades 5c higher;
packing lots 5c lower: light grades. H-?U($
4.90; rouitU packing. $4.0i&4.t; mixed lots,
f4.7Utt4.tHs heavy pack ug and shipping lot,
$4.7ii4.S6. Cattle Quiet: slow; beeves, poor
to prime, t4.&JC&l.50-. bulk, S3.40&8.80; cows,
S1.4U&3.UI; bulk. S2.0O&2.5U; stockers and feed
era, t2JK3.3J. bheep-Steady; muttons, $3.25
5.1tl; bulk. $4.(Xat.60; lambs, 4.0&a.00.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery, 9i
28c per lb: d arise in lines, 13&17c; packing
stock, loaiiic. Eggs-Strictly fresh laid. ia$
1W per dot. Dressed poultry Chickens, 7
Uso per lb: roosters, 6c; turkeys, ll14c; ducks,
12c; geese. $e.fii7.(W per dot Potatoes Choice
Bur banks, 9K&)oc per on; Beauty of Hebron, a.i
&Stc; Early Kose, &$3uc: sweet potato, $1.71
2.20 per bbl. Apples Choice greenings, ll.SU
2.UU per bbl; poor lots, 7Sc$l.ua Cranber
ries, bull and bugle, V5.UWJ6.0u per bbl.
New Yobk, March 11.
Wheat Irregular; No. 1 red si ate, tl.Ol;
No. 2 do, Sc: No. 2 red winter' April, 9iMc:
do May, S6o; do Jons. Mc; do July, ttHc.
Corn Steady: No. 2 mixed, 4oc cash; do
April. Jc; do May. 480. Oats-steady; No.
1 white state, c; No. do, 82c: No. mixed
March. Mfec; do April, 81a: do May, 81.
Ry Dull. Barley Nominal Pork Dull;
new mew, f 18.00 JW. 40. Lard Steady; Maroh,
$7.26; April, $7i7.
Live Stock: Cattle Market firm: coauuon
to strictly prim steers, IS.Clft4.60 V luu x:
b ills and dry oows, $MMQiJ. hej ajad
Lain i s -Firm for good esul prime stock i dull
and wvai: for common; hp, $4K4.00 ? 1 0
ta; lambs, $5.SU7.T6. Hogs NomlaaJUy
steady; live hogs, o.04JQ 100 .
Cora, hay and wood were the principal off sr legs
on Market square today. With little exception
w qnot at former flgnres. Tho ;
Bay Upland prairie, $7.
& Tfmeui) new t78.00. -Hay-Wild,
Why You Should Deal With lis
BECAUSE We sell gooda at Lower Prices than
establishment in the West.
BECAUSE We have One Price, and "Oiih pj
i 1 1 1 . l , ; n i . t a. . i , .
"unit id mc uuwHBi m an tinii's,
BECAUSE We warrant and cheerfully exchang
cle, and will refund the money i
prove to be as not represented.
BECAUSE We give you value received and m
dollar you may spend with ns.
BECAUSE We have the largest assortment and
stock in the Northwest, twite
times as large as any of our con
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Genfs Furnisher,
115 and 117 West. Second St..
CLOUGH & KAUTZ,
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Floral Designs furnishfiJ.
Wm. A damson.
Adamsoii & Ruick,
ui icrJir m r a w -w w r -r m
iLUjas VI At HNS S
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
Second Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repaired.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravis, Etc. Con
for NURSES Hii boiling water a delicious HKtl m
Is lDstantly provided. INVALIDS will find li j'i;-fflvtaa-
tone to tbe WEAKEST STOMACH, (.iunrauttwd ti
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In convenient l
aires of both SOLID AMI FLl'ID EXTRACTS.
SOLO BY DRUGGISTS AND CROCERS.
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn Tries Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
1ST rought, Ct and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Brasa Gooda of every leacrlptioa
RMbber Bom and Packing ot all kinds, Drain Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Onto and Shop No. 817 Eighteenth St., ROCK ISLAJ1. ni.
COMPLETE IS Alii
iry catalogue address
J. O. DUNCAN,
Disrssri t, lo-
ON LY S2.00 A DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
and bsv som of tb Utast novaltl of to season.
HAKEL1EH, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave?, Gayford's old studio, over McCabe's.