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THE BOCK ISITAyP AHOTTB, MONDAY MABCH 18, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Monday, March IS, 1889.
Iesseeratt Primaries Coavea
Tbe democratic votre of (he City of Bock Iel
and and Kock Island township, are hereby noti
Bed to be at their several voting olacee in their re
apective warrie at 8 o'clock p. m., on Thursday,
March SI. 189, to delect delegates to tbe citv-
towDBblp convention to nominate a candidate in
eacn ward lor alderman, ana teleet a ward com
mittee. Kacb ward Is entitled to one delegate
lor every tniny votes cast lor Cleveland In 1888,
ana one lor each fractional exceeding twenty.
First Ward 161 !
Second " 818 1
Third " 24 t
Fiimh 20M 1
Sixth " 13H
Seventh" W 4
The delegates will meet at f-e conrt house on
Monday evening, March 26, I8H, at 7:80 o'olock
to nominate candidate for mayor, city attorney,
city clerk, treasurer, police magistrate, township
supervisor, four assistant supervisors, one town-
snip a -sessor. one towns nip collector, two jus
tices of tbe peace, three constables, and chooee a
cnairman or me cuy committee.
J. H. KERR,
Cliairman City-Township Committee,
TOWNSHrP COLtCTO .
Tbe undersigned wonid respectfully announce
i i nm mends ana tne panne tnai ne is a candi
date for township Collector, subject to toe will of
ma uvuiucraui; cuj tow u?uip cuuwuiiuu.
I desire to hereby annonnce mvself as a candi
date for the office of police mislatrate. subject to
the action of the democratic city-township con
vention, and ask the support of all who thiuk me
worthy. jjhm clarki,
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the onice of polire magistrate, subject to the ac
tion of the democratic city -township convention
II. C. Wivill.
Harrison and Blaine, it is reported,
are already at swords points over the
Brinish mission. Blaine wanted Black
law Re id. Dude Phelps or Star Route
El kirn, but Harrison wanted somebody
"Col." Clark . Carr is still in
Washington- The republican party of
Illinois had no use for Clark, President
Harrison thought Clarkson a better man
for first assistant postmaster (reneral, and
Clark is still prayerfully waiting. Its
anja.intr oh. Lord, for an office" with
Clarke. He is the most rhronic office
setker in the country, and Illinois re
publicans, for whom he has done now log
but held offices, have reason to be
ashamed of him. He nulit to be sent
as minister to the Sandwich islands, and
Hope Long Deferred
Maketh the Heart of the
' ious Citizen Sick.
jKHSC? at the national OAHTAL
Another t eaily fire In Davenport.
The Northwest Davenport Furniture
Factory, owned by Thomas Hansen, was
completely destroyed by fire last evening,
entailing a loss of $ 1U.000. on which
there was insurance of $3,700. Fritz
MnsV bakery shop was alsr burned to
the ground, with a loss of $2,000; insur
ance $1,600. The fire started in a stable
in tbe rear of the factory, and a stiff
wind quickly carried the flames to the
factory building, The buildings were
beyond the fire limits of Davenport, and
while tbe department responded prompt
ly, was unable to do any thine for want
of water. The burning structures,
though fully three miles from Rock IsN
and, lit tip the heavens gorgeously and
cast a brilliant reflection on the river.
Tax Book Returns.
Coudy Treasurer Schafer received a
Dumber of reports from township collect
tors today. The books of "VYm. Meyer,
of Coal Valley, show a levy of $2,977.83;
collected, $2,883,93; delinquent, $593.
90; dogs, 73.
Geo. Dodge, of Port Byron, reports a
levy of $5,186 23; collected, $4,839.83:
delinquent, $846 85; dogs, 35.
J. M. Martin, of Canoe Creek, returns
a levy 'of fa.LrolltTcted." $2
i8iu3finquent, $551.73; dogs, 89.
E. C. Lowe, of Bowling, reports a tax
levy of $6,146 08; collected. $5,273,19;
delinquent, $872.88; dogs, 103.
John A. Norton, of Edgington. re
ports a levy of $7,261.95; collected. $6,s
567.84; delinquent, 694.11; dogs, 92.
Fire Department Kleetlon.
The annual election of chief and assist
ant chief of the Rock Island volunteer
fire department was held Saturday night.
Assistant Chief James Hardin presided
and ex-Chief James Johnston was secre
tary. II. Butler was elected chief and B.
Brabm assistant chief. It was voted to
ask the council to raise the salary of the
chief from $100 to $200 per annum, and
that of tbe assistant chief from $50 to
$100 per annum.
A Peoria Fire.
Peoria, III., March 18. Comstock &
Avery's five story mammoth furniture
warehouse is in flames and will be burned
to the ground. The loss will reach
State of uhio. City of Toledo, I
Lucas Cocktt, 8. S. s
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Ctnut. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Bworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D., '80. A. W. GLEASGN.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of tbe system. Bend for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
sSTSold by druggists, 75c.
Hospital Report for February.
Expenses, $108.85; number of pa
tients, 8. M. C. Hoffman, Sec.
All competent authorities say Bright'
Disease has no symptoms of its own, but
presents the symptoms of other affections.
Warner's Safe Cure Is universally recog
nized as a specific for Bright's Disease.
That is why It cures so many other dis
eases, which are caused by the kidney
affection. It restores the kidneys to
A crying sin taking babies to a
The proprietor of tbe Academy hotel,
Baltimore, Md.. Wm. Delphy, writes:
"My wife suffered most acutely from
rheumatism, the terrible pain would
seemingly yield to nothing. She was in
duced to try Salvation Oil.and after using
only half a bottle, it not only relieved
her, but effected an entire cure."
Water bonds Temperance pledges.
Has Hut One Tonic, and That Is the
Question of "Who Next?" Some Point
ra In a Few Instances Is Editor Med ill
m "Hoodoo?" Benedict Has Enough,
for One But Justice Matthews Hasn't
Senators Debating a Perilous Ques
tion of Finance.
Washington City, March 18. The slat
for the remaining important pewit ions in the
postoffiee department appears to bo getting
Into shape. The conflicting candidates have
so far adjusted their ambitions that it is likely
that these apjxiintmenU will be made this
week. It. has been stated that ex-Postmaster
General Tynor will become the assistant at
torney general, assigned to the postoffice de
partment, to succeed Gen. Edward Bryant
This, if true, leaves a place for Col. Whit
field, of Cinc innati, as aecoml assistant post
master general, .n" t 's asserted that Gen.
A. D. Haifa wiii ui. nis old position as
It is understood that the leading appoint
ments in the interior department will also be
maUe during tin present week. The ap
pointment clerk of the inter.or department
was enuaj;Hl Saturday in bruiting the naiers
on file of the cundiilutcs for commissioner of
the land otHce niul coinnfissioner of pensions.
The two leading candidates for the former
position have leeii ox-Meuator Chiicott, of
Colorado, and ex-Uovernor Stone, of Iowa.
It was s-atil yesterday that a combination had
been formed with the intention of presenting
the names of Mr. Chiicott for commissioner
and ex-Governor Stone for assistant commis
sioner of the land oHlce.
CoL Clark K. Carr left for Galesburg to
day. He hud iuterview Saturduy with 1 'res
id 'lit Harrison and Secretary Blaiue, in
which both expressed their friendliness to
him and their desire that a place in the for
eign aerviie bo found for him. He accepted
this as evidence that the administratiuu was
going to see that he is not forgotten.
It is said that the llliuois delegation la in
that condition of "hope deferred maketh the
heart sick," that it will take a big thing
in the way of an otbVial plum to make them
happy. Oon. Tot xavs that Editor Medill
called on the president Saturday, and he l-
Ueves that call hus "hoodooed the Prairie
Rumor has it that John C. New is to le
consul general at lindon, and another ru
mor is to tlii effect that tbe president inti
mated pretty l.i on Uy to an lm liana delega
tion that culled on him about apMiutmeiitN
that what lie did not know about Indiana il
itios would not fill a large volume, mid there
would lie nothing loot to the Hoosiers if they
stayed at homo. This is all hotel lobby gos
sip, however, and is given for what it is
Tom Ochiltree is sure that he is just the
nian for the Mexican uiissiou, und wants to
be credited to Texao, which state he hut; not
lived in to amount to anything since he end
ed his congressional career, -his headquarters
bein? mostly in New York.
It is the general opinion that Corporal Tan
ner has been decided upon for commissioner
of pensions, and this opinion is shared by the
Illinois senators, who called Saturday to talk
matters over with the president. They also
left with tbe conviction that the commissiou
ershlp of internal revenue would go to Mason
of West Virginia, the president believing that
the vigorous light made by the Republicans
of that state at the last election is deserving
of substantial recognition.
Who shall get the bossing of the govern
ment printing office is something no one can
find out And if the present inf umiient is
sincere, aud talks like a man who was, it
is a barren ideality so far a solid comfort
goes. He said yesterday: "If the thirty ap
plicants, who I understand are working for
the position, had any idea, however, of its
trials, vexations and annoyances, they
wouldn't be as eager after the place as they
are. The public printer is worried almost to
death with demands for positions aud sudden
changes in tne operation of the office. I told
Mr. Cleveland, very plainly, long before the
election, that I did uot desire the position
Mr. Alexander Grant, chief clerk of the
railway mail service for several years past,
.(s said to be the coming man for the position
of general -Sl'tierintendout of railway mail
service. Mr.5ranc-fcaibeen in tbe office for
eight or ten years, and was pf0IB9ted to the
position about live years ago.
3 udge George Chandler, of Independence,
Kas. , was indorsed for assistant secretary of
the interior ly the Kansas delegation that
called on the presidont Saturday.
Justice Matthews' illness had started tbe
rumor that be was going to resign, and that
Judge Gresham would be appointed in his
place, but the Justice gives it to lie under
stood that he has no such intention, and that
his health ia rapidly improving. SM sfin
Frank B. West, representing the Ninth
assembly district New York Republican club,
presented to Mrs. Harrison this afternoon on
behalf of the cluba beautiful silk plush badge,
heavily trimmed with gold fringe and en
rased in a handsome plush box. On the out
side of the case is a massive solid silver star,
in which are studded for-two stars, one for
each state, and finely engraved with the fol
lowing inscription: "To Mrs. Benjamin Har
rison, with compliments of the Republican
club of the Ninth assembly district. New
York City, James Bnodgrasi, president;
Itavid IL Hunter, secretary."
The president did not attend divine serv
ices yesterday. Mrs. Harrison, accompanied
by Miss M'-Kee, occupied a pew at the Churoh
of the Covenant, aud listened to a sermon
by Rev. Dr. Hamlin. The president took a
walk in the afternoon, accompanied by Sec
retary Halford. Ue was followed along
Massachusetts avenue by a large crowd of
curious people, much to his annoyance.
Senator Chace, of Rhode Island, baa sent
his resignation to the governor of that state.
TREADING DANGEROUS GROUND.
Beoator Talking of an increase In Their
Washington City, March 18. The ques
tion of increasing the compensation of con
gressmen has been receiving the earnest at
tention of senators, eepecially of late, and
there is an overwhelming sentiment among
them in favor of making the salary of con
gressmen $10,000 a year instead of (5,000, as
it as present. Members of the house of
representatives, while thoroughly in sym
pathy with the senators ou this point,
are not yet ready to go to the full
length desired by them, fearing a repetition
of the outbreak of censure visited upon the
congress of 1873 for its action on the salary
question. But it is argued by the advocates
of the increased salary that what the people
were indignant about then was the "backpay-grab"
feature and that if the increase
wore made to data from the end of tha Fifty
first congress no serious opposition would be
made to it The questiou was debuted,' so it
is said, in one of the secret sessions of the
senate last week, and the ground was taken
that the present salary was insufficient to
support a member in the style necessary at
the capital now.
TWENTY-THREE WAR SHIPS
Conatltute the American Navy Either
Built or Provided For.
Washington Citv, March 18. Regarding
tha construction of a navy for this country it
is a matter of interest bow the work is get
ting along. The following list shows the
progress, containing the name, the tonnage,
or both, of the vessels completed, built, and
appropriated for under the last administration:
Unarmored awift cruisers: Chicago, 4,500
tons; Boston, 3,100 tons; Atlanta, H.1WO tons:
Dolphin, 1,485 tons; Yorktown, 1,700 tons;
Bennington, 1,700 tons; Coucord.lTOO tons; two
appropriated for, 1,700 tons enoh; Charleston,
8,730 tons; Newark, 4.063; Baltimore, 4,418
tons; Philadelphia, 4.3S4 tons; Ben Francisco,
4,0b8 tons; two appropriated for, 3,000 tons
each; one appropriated for, 5 100 tons; Ve
suvius, 800 tons. . .
' I m
An armored t;teel cruising monitor, 8,O0C
tons; two steel iruisers, gunboats, 1,300 tons;
a cruiser of tha Vesuvius type, 800 tons; one
Of these, seveii are completed, including the
Vesuvius. The Yorktown has made her trial
trip and exceded tbe requirements according
to law. The new cruiser Charleston, now
building at the i avy yard, Mare Island, Cal
ifornia, will be turned over to the govern
ment in about three weeks. Already there
has been considerable wire-pulling among
naval officers of the proper rank to secure the
command of this ship. The contest seems to
have narrowed down to Capt. J. Crittenden
Watson and Commander J. W. Philip. Com
mander Philip is now in commnnd of the re
ceiving ship Independence, Capt. Watson is
also on duty on t le Pacific coast, as president
or tne board ot inspection,
N EARCH ELSKLI E'S EXPERIENCE.
The Frightful Situation ot One of the En
tombed Miner at Shaniokin.
Shamokin, Pa., March 18. Of the sii
men who wore er tombed in the Black Dia
mond colliery Thursday morning Ave were
rescued Friday it stead of all of them. The
sixth man was nt t reached until Saturday
afternoon at 4 o'clock after he had suffered
untold tortures. This man, Peter Nearchel-
skie, is now lyinf; in a precarious condition
at bis home in this city, anil his escape from
death is one of th-i most remarkable in the
annals of mining history.
When the gnnj way closed in he, with the
rest oi nis comrai ies, maae a rusn to escape.
Nearchelskie was struck by apiece of falling
coal anil his compuions saw bun fall into
the hole, which buried him up to his neck.
hen alxnit to climb out the entire roof
overhead began to crack, making a noise
like a hundred cannons, and, paralyzed with
fear, be was uuab e to rise as the mass of
rock began falling, wedging the unfortunate
man into the nichx Suddenly a monstrous
fall took place, an 1 a large piece, hollowed
out in the middle, covered him up completely.
I his formed a bar -ier against a number of
falls which came down directly afterward.
The iucloj-ure wherein Nearchelskie stood
was nearly air-t ght, and he sank into a
stupor. Soon aftor a piece of rock struck a
side of the hollow lump of coal, breaking it
open, and through the opening fresh air
brought him back to his senses. He remem
bers nothing else until, at 5 o'clock Saturday
morning, he heard a dull sound, which grew
plainer as the houi s drew ou. Then he again
swooned away, and on again regaining con
sciousness he begged the men to cut off his
less which were vet fast and get him out
The rescuers worked with a will, and shortly
after 4 o'clock NetTchelski was lifted out tc
the eurth. Again je lapsed into unconscious
nes, and has remained so since bis rescue.
During his impri-ionment the only thine he
had to sustain life wm a small lamp full of
oil. Of this he drank verv snarinelv. but
when rescued the lamn was drained. The
other men who were taken out are all doing
AN INDEPENDENT BANKER.
He Would Do Itiatness with Wllhelm or
N .t at All.
London, March :8. Herr Cohen, of Des
sau, who was the private banker of the late
Emperor William, enjoyed the confidence of
that sovereign to such a degree that the
kaiser decreed that the liauker's simple state
ment should' suffice in all matters pertaining
to tbe emperor's finances, extending this or
der to the set tinmen t of his estate with tie
iniierial heirs. A 1 of Cohen's intercourse
with the kaiser was direct, but the present
emjKTor, presuinal ly at the request of some
jealous member of the court, recently or
dered Cohen to .wmmunicnte with him
through Herr von Liehenau, tho grand mar
shal of the court. Coheu rofused to conduct
bis business in that way, and severed discon
nection with the imiK-rial finances, conse
quently there is no court linker at present
Sltuatlf n at Samoa. wl
San Franc isco, March 18 The steam
ship Zealand ia, whii h arrived)here Saturday,
brought advices from Samoa to the effect
that everything had leen quiet there. The
United States steamship Vaudalia had ar
rived and the Germ ms were not making anv
moves of interest, j cept that Brandies, who
was considered largely responsible for the
troubles, had been ordered to Berlin to eK
plain. Mataafa still held bis position and re
fuse, i all the propositions made him by the
Germans. The British man-of-war Callioiie
had arrived to relie e H. M. S. Royal, and
the English resident, were rejoicing thereat,
as the captain of the Royal had been very
lukewarm in protect ing their interests. Those
advices are up to Mirch 2.
John Wauamaler's Sunday Work.
Philadelphia., March IS. Postmaster
General John WansGiaker, who is perhaps
the UCaiest man in tbe country, went through
his routine of nieetiiigs at Bethany Sunday
school yesterday lof king as fresh as though
be bad not an official care on his mind. He
went to church in the morniug and opened
ths Sunday school i i the afternoon. After
ward he taught his Dlble class, at which, and
tha Sunday school also, there was a very
large attendance, an 1 later attended the ves
per prsyer-meeting, which he organized last
Cause or the Squib Factory IHaaster.
WilkehbbaRRE, Pa., March 18 It now
transpires that George Reese, the foreman of
the squib factory ut Plymouth, where an
explosion" recently occurred by whioh tea
persons were killed, i-onfessed on his death
bed that be caused tue explosion. He was
smoking bis pipe in t as cellar when a spark
from bis pipe alightei on a powder keg.
Rrakeman .Killed by a Tiainp.
Cleveland, O., March 18. A special
from Lima, O. , says that John McCarthy, a
brakeman on the Dtyton Si Michigan rail
road, was assaulted ty a tramp and thrown
from a train at Ar na yesterday morning.
McCarthy will die. Ths tramp escaped.
A GHASTLY MYSTERY.
Body of an tnkniwn Man with Skul1
Crushed Fnnud Hanging to a Tree.
Wheeling, W. Va., March is. A hor
rible discovery was made yesterday morning
upon the farm of Sa nuel Hewitt, in Rich
Hill township, Grenne county. While a
ueighljor of Mr. Hewitt was passing through
a small piece of woods he saw the body of a
man swinging from t le limb of a tree. Mak
ing a close examination be found that the
man's fui-e and skull bad been crushed out of
all human semblance, as though beaten with
a heavy hanuner. Tied to a small limb close
to tbe corpse was an ld-fashioned horse pis
tol. Justice L C. Baker impaneled a jury
and the body was cut down. In the pockets
were found six half ounce bullets, several
musket cartridges, seme percussion caps and
a small paper of jiov.der, but nothing by
means of which iden ilicatiou could be es
tablished. The man was apparently young,
was well dressed, and about five feet six
Imllaua'a 81 ate Treasury.
Indianapolis, March 16. The financial
condition of tbe ittate is leading to
considerable trouble, as there is not a
dollar available iu the treasury, and no
prospect of any lor some weeks to
come. State Treasurer Lemcke has asked the
different county treasurers to make ad
vanced payments of the amounts dne the
state ou tbe May semi-aiiniml settlements, so
that, if he is not succussful in procuring the
loan of $700,000 authorized by the legisla
ture, without delay, he will have souie money
for the (tayineiit of tl e salaries cif tbe state
officers und the expenses of the public insti
tutions. This will require about 1150,000.
Chicago Municipal Nomlnatlona.
Chicago, March 18. -The Republicans and
Democrats of this city made their municipal
nominations Saturday. . The Democratic can
didates are cs fullov-s: Mayor, DeWitt C
Creiger; city treasurer, Bernard Roesing;
city clerk, Michael J. Bransfiuld; city attor
ney, George F. Sugg. Mr. Creigor was com
misHionor of public w irks for five years of
Carter HurrUou's adn inistratioa
The Republicans no uuiated the following
candidates: Mayor, John A. Roche; city
treasurer, Samuel B. Raymond; city clerk,
Fraut Amberg; city attorney, Theodore
Brentano. Mr. Hocl ia the well-known
Men Worth Millions.
A Few Americans with the Ac
WHO MANAGE TO W0S2Y ALONG
With a Mite Laid Away for Falling
Weather Flfrurea That Are Calculated
to Make Some of Va Mich for a "More
Equitable Distribution," Etc Seventy
Two Cltiaena Whose Aggregate Wealth
Exceed the National Circulation.
New VoKK.March 18. A list of Americans
who are worth (5,000,000 each and upward is
an interesting compilation aa showing the
personal fortunes of the United States. And
it is an interesting fact that outside of the
Astor aud Vanderbilt families all the Amer
icans who have this much money made it
from the most humble beginnings. In tha
subjoined list no man is mentioned who is
not believed to be worth $5,000,000 or over.
An extraordinary coterie of rich men were
those who a few days ago acted as pall-bearers
at the funeral of Wesley Dobson, of
Bethlehem, Pa., himself worth $6,000,000.
Dolison's pall-bearers were thirteen in num
ber, and the average wealth each person
represented was nearly t S,000,000. The total
wealth of the thirteen was $10i),000,000. They
w-ere El E. Wilbur, president of the Le
high Valley Railroad; Gen. W. E.
Doster; Robert Packer Linderman, grand
son of the late Asa Packer; William
Chapman, the millionaire slate manufactur
er; Robert H. Suyre, Samuel B. Price, E. B.
Leisenring, Stanley H. Goodwin, George H.
Meyers, Robert Ickhart, ex-Senator Eckley
B. Coxe, lio fortune is estimate! at $30,
000,000; John Thomas and Darnel Bertsh, the
two latter tbe chief railroad and coal barons
of the lx-hiv'h valley.
L. Z. Leitcr, Washington, D. C, bpga i life
poor and is now worth $l0,0HO,oo,, made
mostly in dry goods in Chicago.
Vice President Morton ts w orth 10,uio,0o0,
and did not have a large nest-egg to start
Cauldwell Cole, owner of the yacht Daunt
less, is a liachulor, .V, and worth ,(W0,O00.
Mr. Cole is one of the few rich men who have
inherited most of their fortune.
A. M. Cannon. Washington territory, ped
dled sewing machines through Oregon, and
is now rated at f.i,0.Kj,oo.l.
Kx-Seiiator Palmer, Michigan, married a
fortune aud is worth (1.ihh,0ihi.
A. J. Drexol, of Philadelphia, is worth
J0,(KM,(KK). He is the sun of Francis Martin
Divxel, w bo was born in Austrian Tyrol,
17VJ, a portrait painter of merit, who came to
this country to avoid one of Napoleon's con
scriptions. He engaged in the banking busi
ness and his sons inherited a considerable for
tune. Clans Spreokuls is ruled as high as $i.),000,-
Philip Armour, Chicago, liegan" life as a
butcher boy, and now has U5,Uuo,Utiu.
James J. Hill, president of the Manitoba
railroad, who not many years ago jiaid Nor
man u. Kittson ta,500,0oo cash for one-fifth
interest iu the road, liegan earning monay by
working on the St. Paul levee for foO a
month. He was afterward agent at St.. Paul
for a line of river steamers. Mr. Hill is now-
John I. Blair, Hlairstown, N. J., is worth
UI.UlMi.OiKi, and began business by selling
plug bihaivo and notions.
Rol ert Bonner, New York, began poor and
James .McMillan, Detroit, has made $10,-
The As or heirs will inherit JOtUHtO.noo
mostly iu gilt-edjjed real estate.
Cains P. Huntington, the railroad mag
nate, w as i.nco a poor man, and is worth
$40,1 HHP, OHO.
Montgomery Sears. B.wton, inherited $9,-
000,000 from his lather, but had to contest
tha will to got it. He is believed to be worth
$12,000,000. His father began life poor.
George M. Itslliuan the palace car man.
began life in a small f urnf ure business in Al
bion, N. Y. He begun with $50 and now baa
B. P. Hutchinson, -01d Hutch," started life
at the shoemaker's bench at Lynn, Mass. He
is worth $s,0oo.0o0.
George Khret. a New York hier kiuc is
but -10 years old and worth $5,000,000. "He
is so poor a few vears ago wbeu be
reached this country that be could not
speak tbe English language," is the way bis
financial condition was expressed to the
Gen. Russell A. Alger, of Detroit, is worth
$5,000,000, and more -
S.;,aLor John P. Jones came to this coun
try from AVales, and went gold hunting in
'. He is worth $15,000,000.
Marshall Field, of Chicago, began as clerk
in Potter Palmer's store, and hus $15,000,
000. John D. Rockefeller, of New York, began
life as a tiookkeefier in Cleveland, and is re
ported to lie worth $00,000,000. He is still a
young man, and one of the brainiest and
most unassuming of America's great flnan
His brother, Willium A. Rockefeller, is
Henry A. Flagler, w ho built the Ponce de
Leon hotel at St. Augustine, Fla , said to be
the finest hotel in the world, is worth $13,
000,000. John J. Jennings, one of Chicago's oldest
residents, has made $5,000,000 in real estate.
The four male members of the Vanderbilt
family are rated: Cornelius, $110,000,000;
William K., $85,000,000; Frederick W., $16,
000,000; George W.t $15,000,000.
Jay Gould can not be worth less than $75,
000,000. P. "i". Barnum began poor, and has $5,000,
000 John T. Davis, St. Louis, has made $15,
000,000, mostly in dry goods.
Charlos McLure, St. Louis, made $5,000,
000 in Granite Mountain.
Ex-Governor English, of Connecticut, has
an estate valued at $5,000,000.
Andrew Carnegie, tbe Iron king, is worth
$40,000,000, and came to this country from
Scotland a poor man.
Ten cottagers at Lenox last summer were
rated as follows: D. W. Bishop, $15,000,000;
Geo ge Wr. Westingho'use, $i0,000,XK); W. D.
Sloaue, $18,000,000; Charles Lanier, $15,000,
000; G. O. Haven, $12,000,000; George S.
Crocker, $12,000,000; W. H. Bradford, $10,
000,000; Anson P. Stokes, $8,000,000; Braytou
Ives, $8,000,000; Col. Auchmutty, $5,000,000.
Charles F. A. Henrichs began as a c.erk
and now has $5,000,000.
J. W. Mackay. $30,000,000, was a ship
builder at days' wages before be was a gold
Senator Jamas G. Fair kept a saloon for
miners; and is worth $20,000,000.
Leland Stanford is worth $40,000,000.
Charles Pratt, the Brooklyn oil man, is
Russell Sage is TO years old and worth $40,
000,000. Bamuel A. Scott, Kansas City, has $10,
000,000. George W. Cbilda, of Philadelphia, was an
errand boy in a bookstore, became clerk,
then n partner with R. E. Paterson, ana
later -mb J. B. Lippincott in the publishing
business. Among the famous books issued by
the firm was Parson Brownlow's "Reminis
cences," for which they paid the author $10,
000 in royalties. Mr. Childs is worth not lest
John Wanainaker, the new postmaster
general, is worth $10,000,000.
Warner Miller Is worth $5,000,000.
Secretary Windom is worth $5,000,000.
Sidney Dillon was at one time a brakeman,
and had no regular education. His fortune
is estimated at $15,000,000 to $20,000,000.
David Sinton ia the richest man in Cincin
nati, born in a cabin in Ireland, and worth
Here are seventy-two man, all American
citizens, whine fortunes aggregate tbe big to
tal of $1,438,000,000. This exceeds by $33,
000,000 the total money circulation of. the
United States tha first day of the present
mouth according to the treasury statemeqt
A Criminal Starves Himself to Death.
Bachamknto, Cal, March. Is. Harry
Holmes, in jail here on a charge of criminal
assault, and who has refuted food for the past
two weeks, was found dead in bis cell Sat
urday morning. His bod was wasted to
The Boomers' Road.
It Seems To Be a Hard
OKLAHOMA SETTLEES DRIVEN OUT.
United States Troops Deeveml I'pon Those
Who Went Down to Poaseaa the Lend
of Promise, and Blast Their Hopes, for
the Second Time The Sharper Pursuing
Hla Avocation Statements for the Beat
les to Iteflect Upon.
Wichita, Kan., March 18. The boomers
were in a frightful state of demoralisation
Saturday. Friday night the newa reached
Oklahoma City that tho troops were en route
from Fort Reno to drive them out of the
country. They fled in terror to the woods
and bushes' taking with them all their valua
bles. Tbe soldiers, uuder command of Lieut
Carson, arriving at noon, commenced to
search for the . boomers, beating the bushes
and scouring the woods. They soon gathered
quite a bod' men, women, aud children
and driving them before them, started for
the Kansas line. Houses, tents, claim found
ations, and marks were destroyed, It is said
that Hill has been arrested. No excuse was
received and all found without permits were
taken. Capt. Hays started also from the
Cherokee strip with troop K and intends to
carry before him to the south all the boom
ers he finds.
RPeople in this region are anxiously await
ing the action of contjress in owning up Okla
homa for settlement. Maps of Oklahoma are
in every store window, and each one is sur
rounded by a crowd of eager gazers from
morning until niRlit Strangers are flocking
into the city from all directions and in all
imaginable ways; some in prairie schooners,
some in jwlace oars, othoi-s via the freight
train and walking route. In Purcil, a small
town on the South Canadian river, in the
Chickasaw nation, just south of Oklahoma in I
inaian territory, fully 4,0tX iople are en
camped awaiting the president's proclama
tion allowing them to enter. Along tbe
Kansas Ixir.ler there are fully 4.000
more people. Taken altoirether thev
make a curious and motley crowd. There is
tne old westerner, who never has a perma
neni stepping plaoe, but wanders around
iromtown to town; there is the small east
ern farmer w ho wants to better lii.. .... lo;. ... .
there is the mechanic, the mercant, the pro-'
tessiouai man, ana tne claim-Juinier.
This last unprincipled species is numerous.
A 1.- I . . .... I. . i ... .....
sunn game mat. is oeing worked like a
bonanza by its originators is the town lot
scheule. Several of these combinations have
been organized in H ichita, and more are be
ing conceived, the modus operandi is to
take a map of Oklahoma, pick a site and
make it a town in imagination. Options on
the lots are then offered at $1 or $2 per cer
tificate One company alone has caught 1,
700 victims, and more are still coming.
While Oklahoma may be and undoubtedly
is a good country, the boom that is being
worked up is nothing but a gigautic money-
making scneine. -ivopie have au idea," said
Col. Mathesou, for twenty-six years an In
dian agent, now living in this "place, "that
Oklahoma is a land virtually flowing with
milk and honey. There are a great many
sweets in it, but they w ill find the extracting
process bitter; they will also find it will be
many wearisome days tfore the commission
succeeds in inducing the Indians to relinquish
their claim upon any part of tbe territory.
By the different treaties, with every one of
which I am cognizant, there is not an inch of
soil to w hich the United States en lay claim.
Oklahoma was originally intended for the
occuppancy of freed negroes, w ho had been
held before the war as slaves by the Indians.
The scheme did not materialize, and tbe coun
try was tekeu tossusHion of by the Creeks,
Seminolus, low as, KickaptHis, Pottawatomies'
and the Sacs and Foxes, who now claim own
ership. Other portions of the land which the
settlers want are occupied by the Otages,
Cherokees, Poncas. Wichitax, and Pawnees."
There is land in Kansas, Nebraska, Arizona,
and Sew Mexico in fact any of the western
states or territories much sujx-rior to that in
Indian territory. Rut Oklahoma has been
boomed; everybody has the craze and wishes
to go there.
The colonel intimated that some of the
leaders were adventurers with everything to
gain and nothing to lose. "All they care for,"
he said, "is the successful accomplishment of
the scheme to enrich themselves out of the
capital of the boom-crazed people, and tbey
are doing it,"
In Wichita, Topeka, Emporia, and all
southern Kansas towns everything has been
dead since the boom of two years ago. The
crops have failed, trade is "dull, and every
one except the lucky real estate adventurer,
w ho made bis pile in the boom, is impover-erished.
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It Wasn't Taac-ult Again.
Chicago, March IS Tascott is not cap
turned. A. J. Stone, the late Mr. Snail's
son-in-law, who has been indefatigable in
runnuig down clues, returned borne last night
after a fruitless search for the alleged mur
derer. Tbe search was extended over 8,000
miles, the party covering thet distance in Just
three weeks. -I am sorry to say that we did
not get Tascott," said Mr. Stone last evening,
"but we did run down the inau who was mis
taken for him and satisfied ourselves that he
was not Tascott."
Rnssell llarriaon'a Last Venture. 3
New York, March 18 It has been learned
that Russell Hurrison, the president's son,
has purchased an interest in Frank Leslie's
Illustrated, recently bought from Mrs. Les
lie by Judge Arkell. Arrangements have
been made to illustrate articles on western
towns and scenery by a new process. Mr.
Harrison is to manage tbe western interests
of the paper with headquarters at Helena.
Boulanger Has Music Wherever lie (iori.
Paris, March 18. (Jen. Boulanger jour
neyed from Paris to Tour yesterday.
lug train on wnicn ne was a passenger
stopped at Blois and St Pierre ties Corps, and
ai eacn oi inese places tbe general received
an ovation. Three thousand ersons gath
ered in front of his hotel ou his arrival at
Trur and cheered him rejieatedly. He ad
dressed the crowd from the balcony, ex
pressing thanks for his reception.
Mary Anderson Seriously III.
Philadelphia, March IS. Mary Ander
son will act no more this season. She was in
formed by her physician that in order to
fully recover from the nervous prostration
with which she has been sutfei ing for a fort
night she would have to cancel all her engage
ments for the season and put herself under
his care for a course of treatment.
Hlppolyte Uefeata Legitime.
New York, March 1H. The steamer Car
olina Miller, from Cape Haytien arrived at
quarantine Saturday afternoon. She
brought the news of Hippolyte's victory
over Legitime' forces on tbe Tlh iust at a
place called I .a Celine. Hippoly te was on tbe
field in person and won a decisive victory.
This Look Like Conciliation.
New York, March 18. The secretary of
the Confederate Home committee has re
ceived a letter of encouragement from Brevet
Ma J. Gen. A. Baird, of Washington. In his
letter Uun. Baird strongly indorses Qua.
Sherman's suggestion that the federal, sol
diers' homes be also ojieu to receive needy
ex-Confederate soldiers. The secretary has
also received letters from Admiral Porter
and Gen. Badeau, inclosing contributions (or
Five Thousand Agaiuat Prohibition.
Concord, N. IL, March 18. Complete re
turns from all but one small place show that
all the constitutional atuondmc nts are adopted
except the prohibitory amendment and that
striking the word "Protestant" from the bill
of rights. The vote of the latter was as fol
lows: Yeas, 27,980; nays, 20,880,not tbe requis
ite two-thirda in favor. Tbe prohibitory
amendment was defeated by a vote of 25,278
yeas to u,74 nays
CLEVELAND AT A BANQRET.
a be Lx-l'i-esidcnt iddi-eaxes the Friendly
hons of St. Patrick.
New York, March 18. Ex-President
Cleveland made his first appearance as a pri
vate citizen in New ork, and bis maiden
speech since his dethronement, at the 103th
anniversary dinner of the Friendly Sons of
St. Patrick at Delmonieo's Maturd.iy night
He received an ovation which could uot have
been excelled in warmth and sociability.
There were a number of prominent people
present, among them Mayor Grant, Everett
P. Wheeler, Hon. John S. Wise, ex-Judge
Charles P. Ply, Elbridge T. Gerry, Hon.
D'lancey Nicoll, and Hon. Koswell P.
Flower. Joseph J. O'Donin-biie presided
and introduced the ex-president when it
came his turn to ressmd. The chairman
referred briefly to the situation in Ireland,
and said that what the almost superhuman
efforts of the IrMi patriots had failed to ac
complish was to lie brought aliout by the de
feat of traitors and the credulity of oppo
nents. In tl.e name of every man having
Irish blood in bis veins he thanked the Amer
ican jHiple and the American press for the
sympathy they had shown bis kinsmen over
the sea. Perjury and treason, he contended,
would no more keep Ireland in political
slavery than dynamite and assassination
would set her free. No cause could 1 won
by those means. In introducing Mr. Cleve
land, who spoke to tbe toast "The United
States," Mr. OTonoghue said: "We will now
listen to a modern Ciucinnatus a man who,
a fortnight ago, ruled liO.UiU.lWO iieople, and
who to-night, as a modest citizen, comes to
tell us what he knows about the United
States. I will now ask you to drink the
health of G rover Cleveland."
As Mr. Cleveland rose he was greeted with
enthusiastic cheers, which were repeated
again and again, and at the chairman's sug
gestion the distinguished guest was made the
third adopted Son of St Patrick, the other
two having been George Washington and
Henry Ward Beecher.
As soon as quiet was restored Mr. Cleve
land liegan by referring to the marvelous
growth and development of the United
States, to its hospitality to the people of all
nations who are willing to assume the duties
of citizenship, and to its sympathy and aid of
all nations struggling for freedom, acknowl
edging at the same time "the contribution we
have received from -the sturdy men of other
lands, to our population, and to every ele
ment of our greatness."
He said it should not be forgotten that 'the
United States" alone stand for the one "gov
ernment always free and founded ujwn human
rights and equality ln-fore the law. Thus is
presented the unity of our states aud the
fundamental importance of that unity to all
we are and all we hope to be. Our national
life ia inseparable from this union of the
states." The success of the American experi
ment or seir-government could not lie demon
strated except by Jhe triumph of the unity of
the United States. To this end the fathers
had yielded their prejudices and opinions; to
this end in later years blood was shed and
lives were sai-rillee.! on many a hard-fought
field. "Wo should not lie content with ven
eration for those who made us a nation,
nor with the sacred end grateful remeia
brance of those who shed their blood and
gave their lives for its perpetuation. We,
too, owe a duty to the United States. We
can at least teach fraternity and toleration,
tbe sure foundations of our unity and of
our country's life. If those lessons are tirni
ly established in the heart of our country
men we shall, to the extent that we aid iu
this consummation, perform trie dutv re
quired of us in our day and generation." Let
us then cultivate real and genuine generosity
and fraternal kindness among all our people.
Lei us resolve that no partisan exicencv
sball excuse the creation or keeping alive of
irritation and jealousv among people, all
charged with the safety, the development
aud the triumph of American instit utious.
Our destiny is before us."
He concluded as follows: "In this assem
blage where so large a representation is
found of the race which in all stages ot our
national life has done so much to make our
country great, and whose hearts a t this time
turn lovingly to their brethren who struggle
for the blessings which are here enjoyed, I
know that reference to any element of our
freedom and h.-iopiue-is will meet with a
heartfelt response. Here, regardless of place
of birth or former allegiance, we meet as Amer
ican citizens, proud of our country, devoted
to her interests and prosjierity, and wishing
with enthusiasm for those less favored, the
happiness, the freedom, the strength and the
peace which are found in 'the United
Loud and prolonged cheers greeted tbe ex
president as be took bis seat It was long
after midnight when the toast list was com
pleted. New Yor.K, March 18 St. Patrick's day
was observed with appropriate services in the
Roman Catholic churches of this city yester
day. Siecial music, tiecorations, and ser
mons on the life and servi of the saint were
features of the occasions. The Kn.ghts of
St. Patrick celebrated the day of then- cit
ron saint by a grand entertainment at the
Academy of Music lust nigh. Hon. S. S.
Cox delivered an eloquent mldrens, and there
were other speeches tin 1 music.
Chicago, Marck is St. Patrick's Day
was celebrated here yesterday by the usual
religious services and a monster parade of
Irish societies. It is estimated that there
were fully 10.000 men in the proeessiou,
which marched a distance of several miles
throughout the city. Everything passed off
in an orderly maimer , although the stnvts
were crowded throughout the entire after
noon with a compact mass of humanity. The
display was Ihe tinest of the kind ever seen
A Mother's Devotion to Her Child.
Kansas Citt, Mo., March 18. Saturday
afternoon an empty wagon was standing
near tbe corner of Fifth and Claremont
streets. Clara Hunter, a 6-year-old girl, was
playing in it. In some way the wagon was
started and went over the bluff, falling
thirty-five feet. When the child screamed
Mrs. Hunter attempted to stop the wagon
and also was carried over the precipice. XtTbe
child was killed outright and Mrs. Hunter
was so bad y injured that she lived only
The Weather We May Expect.
Wabhihotok Citt, March 18. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yester
day are as follows: For Indiana and Illinois
Rain, preceded by fair in eastern Indiana;
slightly warmer-breather followed by oooler
,.jurtliuiiialilv wlnila Vnr i ityicrm n anil W i
for I consin Fair, slightly warmer weather east-
WAtactQTOif, March 18. John W.
Mason, of Virginia, was nominated
commissioner of Internal revenue today. erl' wlmU- For Iowa-Light ratn; stationary
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