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THE BOCK TBITAOT TUESDAY: MARCH 19, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER..
Tuesday. Mabch 19, 1889.
Democratic Prisaarles Mil Conven
tion. The democratic voter of the City of Rock Id
Dd snd Rock Inland township, are hereby noti
fied to be at their ssroral Totlog places In their re
speetlre wants t 8 o'clock p. m., on Thursday,
March tl. 1489. to select delegates to the city-
townahlp cooTentlon to nominate a candidate in
ach ward for alderman, and select a ward com
mittee. Each ward is entitled to one delegate
for every tniriy votes cast tor uievelaiid in 1888,
and one for each fractional exceeding twenty.
First ward 151
The delegates will meet at t court honae on
Monday evening. March X, 188. at 7:90 o'clock
1o nominate candidate for mayor, city attorney.
city clerk, treasurer, police magistrate, township
anpervisor, four assistant snprrvisors, one town-
amp assessor, one towns nip collector, two jus
tices of the peace, three constables, and choose a
cnairman or the otty committee.
J. H. KERR,
Chairman City-Township Committee.
The undersigned won id respectfully announce
to bis frienda and the pnhlio tnat he it a candi
date for township collector, subject to the will of
the democratic city township convention.
I fleslre to hereby annonnce mvself as a candi
date for the office of police mHglstrate, subject to
the action of the democratic city-township coo
volition, and ask the support of all who thiuk me
worthy. J hh Cliuks.
I herehv annonnce myself as a candidate for
the office of police magistrate, subject to the ac
tion of the democratic clty-towusblp convention.
Tbk Albany Argut is of the opinion
that Harrison has harmonized the part;
in Ntw York b'y giving the oyster to
Trary and dividing the shell between
Piatt and Miller.
Postmaster General Wanamaker
paid i90,000 for a house in Washington
recently. He gave the national com
mittee $100,000 last fall; that makes
$180,000 we feel sure he had. And they
do say John has a few millions besides
As he made it all by advertising and
doing as he agreed in his announcements,
and pushing things generally, we are
glad to see hint get a good living and
have some fun. John is the man who
once put every dollar be bad in the world
into a page advertisement. It panned
out in great shape. His page ad. was as
bread Cast upon the waters, and it is now
returning a thousand sold And yet to
mention a page ad. to a good m-iuy men
even in these days of advertising would
cause them to fall dead.
Sfeaetko of the action of Qov. Wilson,
of West Virginia, in continuing to dis
charge the functions of the office pending
the determination of a contest between
Ooff and Fleming, tho Chicago Journal
atys: "This is the worst case of state
stealing that ever occurred or was at
tempted in this country, except in the
defrauded and terrorized sections of the
sooth." When the Journal speaks of the
"defrauded and terrorized sections of the
south," it is believed to have reference to
Louisiana, South Carolina and Florida,
which voted for Tilden in 1876,but which
were stolen by republican scoundrels and
counted for Hayes, thus trampling under
foot the will of the people of the United
States. Gov. Wilson takes the decisions
of the supreme court for his guide. When
the unparalleled political crime of 1876
was perpetrated, the courts of the stolen
states were openly defied by the robbers,
and their decrees trampled under foot.
Washington, March 10. The presi
dent sent the following nominations to
the senate today: Whitolaw Reid, of
New York, minister to France; Julius
Goldscbmidt, of Wisconsin, consul gen
eral to Vienna. The nomination of Eu
gene Schuyler, of New York, to be as
sin taut secretary of state is withdrawn, he
having declined the appointment.
A Hundred Ton nr Money.
It hardly seems possible that the money
paid in one month for a ten-cent article,
could, if pennies were used in payment,
weigh one hundred tons. Yet one of our
bright school boys has figured that this is
true of Diamond Dyes. To judge from
the stocks of our dealers in dye stuffs,
Diamond Dyes own the field of package
dyes, and are a complete success. Of
course they have imitators. "Nothing
is a success until imitated." But no one
wants to risk a counterfeit when the
genuine can be obtained at the same
price. Three new colors have lately been
added to the list of Diamond Dyes:
fast stocking black, Turkey red fer
cotton, and brown for cotton.
The manufacturers. Wells, Richardson
& Co., Burlington, Vt., will send colored
samples of these new dyes, with book of
directions, to any address, free of charge.
These additions seem to have made the
line so complete that any shade can be
matched with same color of Diamond
Dyes. The beautiful sample book of
shaded colors, lately sent to all dealers in
dyes, will delight the eye of any lady.
"Its easy to dye with Diamond Dyes," is
so absolutely true that borne dyeing is no
longer a difficult and disagreeable task.
Almanacs, with their bints as to proper
times for different work, tell us that now
is the time for spring dyeing. This, to
gether with the tbought'of that hundred
tons of money, leads us to ask what
school boy can figure how suany thou
sands of ladies are now saying that this
is the time to use Diamond Dyes.
State of uhio, Citt of Toledo, (
Ltjcas Cochty, 8. S. s
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that be
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
Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D., '86. A. W. GLEASGN,
eal Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO., Toledo, O.
ETSold by druggists, 75c.
Lobt. "I don't know where; I can't
tell when; I don't see how something of
great value to me, and for the return of
which I shall be truly thankful, viz: a
Fotjnd. Health and strength, pure
blood, an appetite like that of a wolf,
regular digestion, all by taking that pop
ular and peculiar medicine. Hood's Sar-
saparilla- I want everybody to try it
this season.'' it la sold by all druggists
One hundred doses one dollar.
They're Fading Away
Those Government Positions of
Honor and Profit.
SEVERAL COVETED PLACES GONE.
Mason, of West Virginia, to Harass the
Moonshiners Official Gossip Railroad
Men Get Another "Going Over" Given
by Jndge Cooley -An Ex-Congresanian la
Journalism How to Get Smalt Change
The Inaugural Surplus E-rretlleut
Washington City, March 19. The nom
inations of general interest sent to the senate
by the president yesterday were the follow
ing: Smith A. Whitflold, of Ohio, to be second
assistant postmaster general
Abraham D. Hazen, of Pennsylvania, to be
third assistant postmaster general.
John W. Mason, of West Virginia, to be
commissioner of internal revenue.
Charles E. Mitchell, of Connecticut, to be
commissioner of patents.
William W. Thomas, of Maine, to be en
voy extraordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary of the Uuited States to Sweden and
Samuel R. Tbnyer, of Minnesota, to be en
voy extraordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary of tbe United States to tue Netherlands.
Others of more local importance were as
follows: Natban O. Murphy, of Arizona, to
be secretary of Arizona; Brad D. Slaughter,
of Nebraska, to be marshal of tbe United
States for tbe district of Nebraska; William
H. Whireroan, of New Mexico, to be asso
ciate justice of tbe supreme court of tbe ter
ritory of New Mexico.
Then there were several gentlemen who
were lucky enough to be rememtered witb
these places, tbe "home rule" principle being
observed in every instance. : J. S. Beach,
merchandise appraiser, Philadelphia; John
P. Ward, merchandise appraiser for Oregon
and Washington; John S. Burton and E. J.
Kursbeedt, Uuited States Marshals in Mis
sissippi and Louisiana respectively, and Budd
Deacon ditto tit New Jersey.
Confirmations by the senate were: John A
Kasson, William Walter Phelps, and George
H. Bates, commissioners to tbe Samoan con
ference at Berlin, and Cyrus Busaey, assistant
secretary of tbe interior.
The postmaster general made two appoint'
nteuts yesterday. One of tbem was that of
lien. James N. Tyner, of ludiana, assistant
attorney general for' tbe postoftice ilirt
ment, vice Ed E. Bryant, of Wisconsin, re
signed, lien. Tyner baa been postmaster
general, first assistant postmaster general,
and member of congress from Indiana. The
other was J. Lowrie Bell to the position of
general superintendent of tbe railway mail
service, postofliee department. Mr. Bell was
for a number of years connected with the
passenger department of tbe Philadelphia &
J. W. Mason, uominated as commissioner
of internal revenue, is a resident of Grafton,
W. Va.and a lawyer by profession. He
served in the Union army during tbe war,
and bas since devoted himself to tbo practice
of law. He has been an active politician for
many years, and is a member of the Repub
lican national committee. In 1S8-' he was a
candidate for congress from tbe Second dis
trict and was defeated by only ten votes. He
was also tbe Republican candidate for judge
of tbe supreme court at tbe last election. He
is now in Washington, and expects to take
possession of his new office Thursday morn
tiig. Charles E. Mitchell, the new commissioner
of patents, is a patent attorney, living in New
Britain, Conn. He is about 4b years of age,
and is well known throughout New England.
He was backed by the Connecticut delegation,
and by a large number of patent lawyers in
New York and New England.
Mr. Thomas, of Maine, who is named for
the Swedish mission, gets hi old office again.
He was minister of the United States to
Sweden and Norway when Mr. Cleveland
Samuel B, Thayer, nominated minister to
tbe Netherlands, is a lawyer of Minneapolis.
He is 47 years of age, a native of New York
state, and graduated from Columbia college
in the class in which were Warner Miller
and Charles Emory Smith, of the Philadel
phia Press. Mr. Thayer , bas never held a
The following story is current: Last Satur
day night Senators Farwell and Culloin
called at the White House in the interest of
A. C. Matthews for internal revenue com
missioner. On their way there Cullom said
to Farwell: "Let us insist on this matter and
put tbe president to the test," This was
agreed upon. When Matthew's claims were
again presented tbe president tried to reply
diplomatically. This did not sutt the sena
tors, and one of them made tbe test Mr.
President," he said, "we want to know to
night, yes or no, are you going to send in the
name of Matthews for the office of commis
sioner of internal revenue."
Tbe president, irritated by the pointed in
quiry, tut tbe desk with his fist and replied
emphatically, "No, sir, I am not," and they
One of l lie significant things in the batch
y ester lay is the nomination of John S. Bur
ton to be marshal for tbe northern district
of Mississippi. Burton is an ex-Confederate,
although he has been in the Republican
party a few years. He is a native of his
ate. This is supposed to mean that the
presidont intends, as far as he can, to apply
bis borne rule idea to the south as well as to
John C. New had another long interview
witb tbe president. No announcement has
yet been made, but tbe opinion is strength
ened here that Mr. New will be given tbe
Mr. II. A. Hasslock, of Nashville, Tenn.,
who has been an applicant for tbe position of
public printer, withdrew yesterday in favor
of Hon John Nichols, of North Carolina.
SHARPLY LECTURED BY COOLEY.
The Judge Glvea Northern Railway Man
agers a Piece of Hla Mind.
Washington Citt, March 19. A bearing
by tho inter-state railway commission of
trunk line managers as to how they com
puted export rates was concluded yesterday.
The managers who testified all made admis
sions of rate cutting or charges of the same,
and General Manager Hays, of tbe Wabash
& Western, frankly admitted that his com
pany had done so, but expressed tbe opinion
that compliance with the commission's order
to add the ocean rate to the inland rate would
drive most of the roads out of the export
Judge Cooley, In summing up tbe results of
the hearing, said the case would be continued
two weeks to enable certain southern roads
to be beard, but in tbe course of a sharp
lecture very plainly told tbe northern man
agers that their violations of the law must
stop. In tbe course of his remarks be said:
"As to what has been going on, we must
complimont Mr. Hays for coming forward
and stating frankly just what the facts were
as regards his own road. We should have
been better satisfied if a like course had been
taken by all others. They must all be satis
fied now that what they have been doing bas
not been justified by tbe law, and there should
be no more of it.
"Hre is the law, and it is not for you here
after to say to us that there are practical ob
stacles in tbe way of complying with it; that
you would lose business by so doing, and all
that sort of thing. We are not concerned in
that We do not wish to do anything to
make you lose business; at tbe same time we
can not accept It as a valid excuse that if you
obey the law you will thereby lose business.
The time ought to be considered as gone by
when a manager can come to us and say: 'I
named this rute, and I did it regardless of
law, because my competitor had done the
"There is no excuse for that practice. If a
wrong is done.by one road to the injury of
another tbe projwr method of redress is not
to duplicate the wrong, but to go before tbe
common authority, whether it be the com
mission or the voluntary association, with
complaint of the wrong; One crime In rail
road circles is no more to be excused by an
other than on 3 theft is to be justified by an
other, and it oufrht to be just as discredita
ble to violate a criminal law which affects
railroad managers, in order to make money
for their roads, its it is to violate criminal
law in the appr ipriation of private prop
erty. While we continue this
rase for two wet ks the law is not suspended
That remains in force, and its penalties re
main in force. And the law speaks with the
same force, and will, during these two weeks,
as it will after this investigation is con
nay's H ork of the Senate.
Washington Citt, March 19. The vice
president presid td in tbe senate yesterday.
Most of tbe time was occupied discussing the
propriety and legality of doing legislative
work at an extra session. Sherman declared
there was no q tie .t ion of the right of the sen
ate to legislate tit an extra session on any
subject it could set Uon at . a regular session,
but be doubted its propriety or discretion,
and thought it was best to con
fine action to such business as could
be completed by 'ie senate alone. Gray ar
gued that the sen te could act upon nothing
except what it was called together for.
The discussion wns raised upon the question
of appointing a select committee on our rela
tions with Cuba and the West Indies. The
resolution to appoint a select committee on
our relations w th Mexico was referred.
Spooner argued i i tavor of leaving all these
matters, including Canada, to the executive.
Two executive sessions were held during tbe
No Too Want Any Nickels or Cents?
Washington Citt, March 19. Tbe sec
retary of the treasury has issued a circular
stating that all pt rsons desiriug 5 cent nickel
pieces or 1 cent bronze pieces can have tbe
same forwarded to them from the United
States mint at Philadelphia, to points
reached by express companies, free of trans
portation in sums of t'Jl' or multiples of that
amount, upon roceipt and collection by
the superintendent ol that mint of a draft on
New York or Philadelphia, payable to his or
der. To points nt t reached by express com
panies, and wher delivery under contract
with the government is thus impracticable,
tbe coin can on ti e same terms be sent by
registered mail at tbe applicant's risk, the
registry fee to be paid by the government.
The Ex-President on a Tour.
Washington Citt, March 19. Ex-President
Cleveland, ei -Secretaries Bayard, Vilas
and Dickinson arrived here at 3:10 yesterday
afternoon and left at 3:40 for Tampa, Fla.,
whenoe they will sail for Culia. In response
to applause from s small crowd gathered at
the station the ex-president apieared on the
platform of bis special car aud bowed ac
knowledgments. Tbe Post in commenting
editorially upon tbe fact that it was
ex-President Cleveland's &M birthday says
he is so well p.-eserved that it is likely
he has a quarter of a century before him, and
expresses the opinion tbat be is destined to
become more of a political force out of office
than in office..
A Victory ror the Chinaman.
Washington Citt, March iu Sam
Kwong-Ou, a Chinese merchant, bas made a
successful appeal 1 j the treasury department
for tbe assessment of duty by the collector of
customs at New Y irk on certain deer horns
imported from Canada. The Chinese use
deer horns as a ni aiicine, and tbe collector
assessed them at 1C per cent ad valorem, un
der the medicine schedule, Sam Kwong-On
held, however, that the articles ought to be
admitted free, as ' horns or parts of horns,"
and the secretary of the treasury sustained
Tenty-Six Thousand for Charity.
Washington Citt, March 1. Chairman
A. T. Britton and Mr. C C Glover, of the
inaugural committee, waited on tbe District
commissioners yueterday afternoon and
turned over to them a check for t2t!,000, tbs
surplus inaugurati m fund, to be kept intact
as the Centennial Inaugural Relief fund.
Guenther Gone Into Journalism.
Washington Cr IT, aroh 19. The German-American,
a national weekly, devoted
to the interests of the German residents of
tbe United States, s to be issued here during
the finrt week in May, by Richard Guenther,
L. W. Halwreom, aid Paul Wolff, well-known
Sad Death or a Babe. '
Chicaoo, March ll. Thomas Skidmore
and his wife came do the city from Streator,
Ills., Saturday, bringing their 7-months'-old
boy, who was very ill, to be treated by city
physicians, as the local doctors bad given
him up. At Rush Medical college no hope
was given and they started home. While at
Dearborn station tbe little fellow died in his
father's arms, an 1 a scene followed that
brought tears to tte dryest eyes. An hour
later tbe stricken parents were on then- way
home bearing their dead with them.
FIELD WAS A GOOD FRIEND.
The Wife of tbe Dead Michigan Politician
Peglna a tensatlonal hulu
Detbojt, Mich., March 1U. Hon. Moses
W. Field, who wa stricken with apoplexy
last week and died in a short time, is scarcely
in his grave before a coutest bas arisen over
the property he left His wealth is variously
estimated at from f iV),000 to (1,000,000, and
in tbe codicil to his will be deposes Don M.
Dickinson and Levi T. Griffin from the posi
tion of executors and nominate Mrs. Field
and her daughter, airs. Alice Woodbridge, is
their stead. This codicil is a fervent eulogy
of Mrs. Field, who is praised in all the terms
of a lover's dirtlona -y.
Now Mrs. Field las entered suit against
Mrs. Mary Goring and her husland to re
cover about $00,000, which, it is claimed, was
obtained from Field by Mrs. Goring's in
fluence over Field. An injunction has been
obtained restraining the Gorings from dis
posing of any of tbe property until the hear
ing on tbe merits of the case.
The acquaintance ktween Mr. Field and
Mrs. Goring dates back five years. Mrs.
Goring is about 45 ysars old and is very un
attractive. Mary Evangeline Goring and
her other daughters are quite attractive.
Their home at 48 Montcalm street is fur
nished in fine style e nd the entire family has
lived in great luxury. Mr. Field's name has
been connected with the Gorings for several
years. He often appeared in a box at the
theater with Mrs. Goring and her daughters.
Mr. Goring is a traveling agent
Springfield, Ills., March 19. There were
twelve senators in tbeir seats yesterday when
the senate was called to order, and no busi
ness was done, except the introduction of a
few bills, one of them prohibiting girls under
IB from living in houses of ill-fame. A mo
tion to reconsider the postponement of the
Chicago drainage bill was made in the house
as soon as it reassembled, but the opponents
of the bill prevented the action required by
refusing to vote, and breaking a quorum.
Madison, Wis., March 19. Tbe legislature
was in session but a few minutes last even
ing. The senate passed a bill to make the
penalty more severe for the abduction of
women. .The assembly bill relating to the
public library and museum of Milwaukee
was also passed.
Infringed a Sewing Machine Patent.
Chicago, March 19. Judge Blodgett, of
the United States district court, rendered a
decision yesterday in the case of the Singer
Sewing Machine company against the Wilson
Sewing Machine company, finding that the
Wilson company had infringed the Shellen
berger shuttle carrier, patented in lfSu, and
perpetually in joined the Wilson from using
the invention. A master in chancery was in
structed by the cout, to ascertain the dam
ages suffered by the Hinger company and re
port Michigan's 1ft
Jackson, Mich. , X
ar Governor I1L
arch 19. Austin Blair,
Michigan's war gov
jrnor, and a prominent
candidate for a for
sign mission, has been
seriously ill from bla
turn from the inau
lder trouble since bis re-
ruration ceremonies at
Washington City. 1
lis physician .said yester-
day that he thought
through, but tbat he
his patient would pull
was a very sick man.
Tbs California legislature celebrated its ad
journment by the m mbers attending coupls
of prua fighta .
Hunger for the Soil
Hatches a Pretty Lot of Litiga
tion in Michigan.
RESULTS OF A FORFETTTJEE OF LAND
Homesteaders Fall Over Each Other in the
Mad Hush, and Scramble into Lawsuits
A Ludicrous Oversight Oklahoma
"Boomers" Show Fight to the Troops
A Hen tenant Wounded One Point In
the Act They Have Overlooked.
Marquette, Mich., Maroh 19. A multi
tude of contests Involving title to much val
uable land in northern Michigan are pending
in the United States land office bere. The
property in quection is several thousand acres
of pine lands, valued at between $2,000,000
and (3,000,1)00. Congress gave to Michigan
to aid in the construction of a railroad ten
sections per mile on each side with the right
to select indemnity within a fifteen-mile limit
Under state legislation the Marquette,
Houghton & Ontonagon Railroad company
became tbe owner of tbe grant, which in
cluded 505,411 acres. Tbe failure on tbe part
of the company to construct the entire line
resulted in an order by Secretary La
mar restoring all the unearned laud
embraced iu the original grant Upon re
ceipt of this order hoinestoadors poured in
and pre-empted tbe land, which is principal
ly in Ontonagon county. The time for tiling
claims in the land office expired Oct. 10, 18S7.
Land lookers aud Iocs ters were in great de
maud. Many men who were entirely ignor
ant of the surveys came forward claiming
to be competent to locate the land. The re
sult is innumerable conflicting entries, some
sections of land having as many as four con
testants. Many pine d alers had acquired a
large amount of soldiers' additional home
stead scrip, upou which they had entered the
land in 1S83-S5. Under the order restoring
tbe land they promptly filed their renewal
applications the morring of Oct 10, thus
antedating, as their attorneys claim, entries
of the same date. These soldiers' addition
al cover a little over 3,000 acres of the finest
pine lands in Michigan, every acre of which
is claimed by from one to five homesteaders.
Tbe question to be decided is this: The
land having been opened to settlers by order
of the land office at Washington Aug. 15,
17, and for actual filing in the land office
Oct 10, could the soldiers' additional home
Htead entries give any rights prior to making
the actual refiling Oct 10 under that order
If not the actual settler between Aug. 15 and
Oct 10, ISsT, would have prior right which
would supersede any claim of the others. A
peculiar feature of the contest is seen in the
fact tbat there has as yet developed but little
proof that the homesteaders settled upon tbe
land in good faith. A ridiculous feature ap
pears in the fact that the "farmers." in their
rush to acquire jKissession of the fertile soil,
passed over nearly "Aid.ooO acres of the finest
farming land, and lit upon the pine sections,
without know ing it themselves. It will take
twelve months to pass u)xn the claims al
ready before the local hind ufflm
OF INTEREST TO " BOOMERS."
No Title to Lauds in Oklahoma for the
AVashixgtos City, March 1'.). All the pa
pers prepared at the interior Jertment look
ing to the opening up of Oklahoma territory
are now before I'resldunt Harrison, and it is
expected that within this week he will issue a
proclamation opouing tbe country to settle
ment. At this time only about 2,00il,iHH acres
of land will lie thrown ojen to settlement
The land that will be afF.ctixl by the proclama
tion lies in about the middle of tbe Oklahoma
country. The Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska
railroad, now in the course of construction,
runs along its southwestern border, aud
the Southern Kansas railroad through its
eastern lonler. A commission to treat with
the Cherokee Indians for tbe purchase of the
Cherokee outlet will, it is thought, be ap
pointed shortly alter tbe proclamation is
issued. By tbe terms of the law iu regard to
settlement, no one who takes iiossessiou of a
holding prior to tbe issuance of the presi
dent's proclamation acquir. s any right. On
the contrary, by the express mandate of
the law itself, any one who makes a settle
ment prior to the proclamation of the presi
dent not only forfeits hisholding, but is per
petually barred from acquiring land in the
RESISTED THE MILITARY.
An Affray lletween 1'ucle Mam's Troops aud
New York, March 19. A special from
Oklahoma says: A squad of boomers oai the
Crutche, east of here, resisted I jeut Carson
and tbe troops yesterday in their attempt to
remove them. Pistol shots were fired and
clubs were used. No one was seriously in
jured, though Arnold and Adaniti, both
boomers, were severely beaten on tbe head
with revolvers. William Adams made his
escape. The others were bound with ropes
and brought here, where they are held un
der guard. Lieut Carson received several
slight wounds, though noue of tbem are con.
sidered daugerous. This young officer is the
son of Maj. John M. Carson, tbe Washing
ton correspondent of Tbe Philadelphia
Ledger. He is performing efficient serv
ice, and js showing much discretion in tbe
performance of his duty.
A Little Gerrymander.
Nashville, Tenn., March 19. The Domo
cratic legislative caucus last night decided to
change tbe Third and Fourth congressional
districts of this state. Two Republican coun
ties will be taken off the Third district (which
is always close, and will be represented in tbe
Fifty-first congress by H. Clay Evans, Re
publican, and added to tbe Fourth, now rep
resented by Benton McMillin, and which
gives 9,000 democratic majority. Two demo
cratic counties are to be taken off the Fourth
district and attached to the Fourth, making
the latter district democratid beyond ques
tion. Ex-President Hayea Contributes.
New York, March 19. Ex-President
Hayes has sent a contribution to the fund for
the Confederate Soldiers' borne. In bis let
ter he takes the ground that Union soldiers
should receive increasingly large amounts in
pensions, but that it is eminently proper aud
desirable that the disabled soldiers of tbe
other side, who are now citizens of our com
mon country, should be generously aided by
American Deserters In Canada.
Hamilton, Ont, March 19. Quite a num
ber of deserters from tbe American troops
who are stationed at Fort Niagara have ar
rived in this city during the last three
months, and last week they were reinforced
by others. They all say the treatment they
received at tbe hands of their officers was
in bearable, and nothing was left for them
ut to desert to escape the harsh treatment
Coal Operators in Secret Conference.
TrRRE HACTE,Ind.,March 19. A meeting
of Indiana coal operators to consider the scale
question was held bere yesterday witb closed
doors. President Jenne said that no in
formation as to what action would be taken
would be given to tbe press, as the meeting
was of a strictly private nature. Tbe oora-
Viittee sent by the Indiana operators to the
Columbus convention made their report. In
which they set forth their reasons for with
drawing from that convention.
Chill Shuts tier Gates Against Ah Kin.
Sah Francisco, March 19. Advice from
Chili just received state that the Chilian gov
ernment bas issued, a decree prohibiting the
immigration of Chinese, and has sent orders
to its immigration agents in Europe author
ising them to give free passage to all who de
sire to emigrate to Chili, where on arrival
they will receive board and lodging for fifteen
The "Btralta" to Open Karly.
St. Igraci, Mich., March 19. Th
straits will be open from two to three weeks
earlier than last year. Warm weather has
weakened the ioe and between Mackinac isl
and and this paint it la breaking np rapidly,
A Gathering of Boozy and Pot
CELEBRATING THE PARIS COMMUNE
Anxious to Swim In Somebody's Blood,
and Shrieking for a River of Gore The
late "Thunderer" on Land Taxation
Honor to an American Student A
"Straw" at a Concert Hall Pitiable
Grief of Austria's Royalty.
London, March 19. The London celebra
tion of the anniversary of Paris commune
last night consisted of a small crowd of
boory, beery, pot-valiant, squalid, frowsy,
sodden Whitechapel outcasts who shrieked
and fought iu a small hall in tbeir district
under the eye of a single policeman. "Better
not go in, sir," the policeinau said as the cor
respondent entered the door of the small hall
at 88 Commonwealth road. "There ain't no
danger, but it is very unpleasant" It wai
the fumes of scores of dirty pipes and a thou
sand other causes tbat made the air almost
unbearable. About 200 people, a fourth of
whom were lushed, soggy Whitechapel
women, were in the low-ceilinged
ball, while a long-haired Pole was
screaming an address from the plat
form. He cursed aud swore with frantic
blasphemy, and called upon his hearers to
arm themselves and wade to liberty through
blood. Whenever be uttered the word "blood"
the muddled and maudlin crowd set up a
shriek of "blood, blood, blood," tbat was deaf
ening. All of the women and most of the
men had soiled red rags and handkerchiefs,
which they waved in the air as they shrieked
"blood'' in a chorus. Then they would sink
back into drunken indifference till the word
"blood" was mentioned again. Two women
and a man lay in senseless stupor, with the
crowd treading on thorn. One woman's rags
did not half cover her. An illiterate English-1
man pushed tbe Pole aside and Iiegan to
harangue the people from the platform. It
was the most shameless, ribald, and obscene
harangue imaginable. In the midst of it a
woman in front ef me struck another woman
with a piece of a broken beer glass, and they
began to flight like cab. Faces were cut and
bleeding. No one paid tbe slightest atten
tion except tbe policeman, w ho looked indif
ferently ou. Presently one of the women
ran sobbing from the hall with ber face
streaming blood. Another womau started
after her when a man on my right side made
a sign to the policeman and she was re
strained. Then my neighbor plucked the
correspondent's sleeve. "Don't let that nasty
scene deceive you," he said shortly, "it doesn't
mean tbat Socialism is dead in l.ondon. It
means tbat it is more intelligent They've
left off shouting iu public ami begun to work
under cover. This tiling to-niUt proves it."
Lloyd's Scheme for Ireland.
London, March 19. Clifford Lloyd writes
to The Times advocating tbe abolition of the
office of lord lieutenant of Ireland and tbe
Dublin bureauXTai-v, the granting to Ire
land of a large measure of county govern
nient,retaiuin the police as an imperial or
ganization, aud the readjustment of taxation.
If both parties in England were to agree to
this, Mr. Lloyd thinks, there nead be no mis
givings as to the result Both parties, be
argues, should act together, and thus avert
Editor "Brien has refused to give the
giiarantoe demanded by tbe I'arnell commis
sion asa condition of lieing released from jail
to testily for Paruell that he will not en
gage in agitation while at lilrty.
An American Urtn a Cambridge Prise.
London, March l'j. The second prize for
English orations at Cambridge university
was awarded yesterday to Mr. William H.
Buckler, of Bultimore, half-brother to Mr.
W. II. White, s-HTeiary of the American le
gation. The winners of tbe first and third
prizes have completed their third vear at the
university, wbiie Mr. Buckler is in his second
year. The subject chosen by Mr. Buckler
was "The American Constitution," in defin
ing which he displayed rare oratorical skill
and an intimate knowledge of the foundation
of his country's laws. Mr. Buckler was pre
sented to the prince of Wales at a levee at 8t
James' talme lust Friday.
It Was "Home Hole" or m Row.
London, March .9 For sometime past
a singer at the Trocadero Music boll has
nightly elicited deafening applause and re
peated encores by his rendition of a song en
titled "Home Rule." Saturday night the
song was omitted from the pr, gramme. The
audience demanded tbat it be sung, but to
no purpose. Finally tbe uproar became so
great that it threatened to end in a riot
Every effort was made to restore order ex
cept by complying with the demand of tbe
excited crowd, and finally the lights were
turned down and the audience dismissed.
(irievinit for Their Wayward Boy.
London, March 19. Private advices from
Pesth represents Emperor Fraucis Joseph as
having greatly fallen away in flesh since tbe
suicide of Crown Prince Rudolph, while his
ban has become almost snow-white. He has
frequent paroxysms of grief, aud this has
especially been tbe case immediately after he
has held conferences with intimate friends of
the late prince. The empress eats rarely and
sparingly, is unable to sleep for days at a
time, and spends many hours in silent weep
ing. Her case is said to greatly puzzle her
Balfour Preferred to Play "tiolf."
London, March 19. The cabinet held an
unusually protracted meeting Saturday, at
which all the members of the government
were present, and, with the exception of Bal
four, remained throughout its session. Tbe
Irish secretary arrived iu Downing street in
a dashing turnout and in great baste. The
carriage contained all the implements neces
sary for tbe game of golf, and after remain
ing a short time in tbe council of his asso
ciates Balfour drove off to Wimbledon com
mon, where be played his favorite game.
The Times Doesn't Count, Now.
London, March 19. The Times savagely
attacks Commoners Cremer and Clark,
respectively members for Haggerstun and
Caithness, for tokuig part in tiie welcome
given to Henry Ueorge by the Radical clubs
on Saturday. "George's doctrines," The
Times says, "come as near to sheer spoliation
as anything tbat has been proposed by a man
with a character to lose, since the French
revolution. Men like Cremer wish to apply
the operations of the Irish leagues to Eng
land, Scotland and Wales."
Exit Milan, Kuter Natalie.
Belgrade, March 19. The statement tbat
there was an agreement between King Milan
and tbe board of regents upou tbe former's
abdication of the throne tbat Queen Natalie
should not return to Servia is officially de
nied. Presumably upon the strength of this
denial it is reported tbat a gunboat lias been
ordered to Jalta to convey Natalie back tt
Te Lasstps' Company Ioesn't Despair.
Paris, March 19. The Panama Canal
company announces that a further extension
of the provisional contract has bewi arranged
with the contractors which secwe the main-
L tenance of the works and material. The of
ficial liquidation does not despair of forming
a new company.
Seems to lie Worthy of Note.
Rome, March IS. It is noticed that the ex
change of telegraphic disMitches between tbt
Vatican and various parts of France has be
come very frequent, of late.
A Trust That Should Keep.
East Saoinaw, Mich., March 19. The
latest contribution to the list of trusts is the
great salt trust now in process of formation
here. C. F. Burger, agent of tbe eastern
manufacturers, is here arranging the details
of the syndicate. It will be composed of all
the salt producers of the country, and will
have 130,000,000 capital The first advance
in tbe price of the commodity under tbe
manipulation of the trust will be a 6-cenj
raise per barrel In the Michigan district.
The strike situation at Kali River, Mass., it
unchanged. Tbe strikers spoilt Monday in
celebrating St. Patrick's day.
The gunboat Yorktown has been entirely
completed by Cramp Bros., and is no
ready for government inspection and trial,
net earnings over January, 1S8S, t ?3,77rt.
Navigation on Lake Erie is open, and tht
ice in the end of t he luke bas entirely disap.
Mrs. Ella AY heeler Wilcox is righteously
n;ry became a jortrnit of bei-self has been
used iu Nebrasko over the name of a third
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the City National bank of Bir
mingham, Ala., to begin business with a cap
ital of $1U0,0U.
A wealthy' young merchant of Hazleton,
Ind., was horsewhipped Sunday night by a
young lady, who claimed that he had im
pugned her reputation.
Joseph Rhodes and his mother, while at
tempting to cross the Ohio river at Pomeroy,
O., were c; ; i ied wilh their boat under a fleet
of barge and drowned Monday.
An elopiDg couple were overhauled at Van
dalia. Ills., by the mother of the girl, and
after a iwirley the mother compromised for
$15, and the young folks may be happy yet
Tbe grss eaniingsof tbe Atchison, Topeka
& Santa FeVailroad and auxiliary lines for
January were $l,9rn,174; operatiug expenses,
$l,fSU,'J00; net earnings, $3S7,914; increase in
Fiehard Jones' hotel at Spring Grove
on Chatauqua lhko was totally destroyed to
gether with its contents and out-buildings
Sunday night. Ixws between $6,000 and
A boy 8 years old was lefore a police court
at Chicago Monday charged wilh burglary.
He hail a lull burglar's kit. and was ouught
"going through" the cash drawer of a Clark
The Irish flag was duly raised over the c'.ty
hall. New York, Monday, and from 10 e. m.
until late at ni-;ht the sons of Erin kept the
day of their patron saint with parades, music,
2 It is proponed to build a ship canal to con
nect Lakes Michigan and Superior, and tbe
Micigan legislature is asked to give a charttr
for it. Such a canal would save 217 miles bt
tween Chicago, Duluth, and other points.
Otis Cienieiit, of Marionette, and August
Rebel, of A brains. Wis., wwe killed by a
boiler explosion Monday at Whitney & Tut
tle's saw-mill. Pound, Wis., and Frank
Greenman. the fireman, Juiius Gokey, Henry
Dorey, Frank Forces and Philip Goodchdd
were L-adiy hurt.
A new iHMinnza is alleged to have been dis
covered in the Sweet Grass bills, fifty-five
miles northwest of Big Sandy, Mont. There
is a great rush to the mines, and so few of the
prosiieetors provided themselves with food
that a famine is imminent. Silver, copper,
iron, marble and coal have been found.
FREE FIGHT OVER GAMBLING.
One of the Fighters Ones Home and Veuta
His ltrutality on Ills Wife.
Shamokin, Pa., March W. A number of
Italian ami Hunrariau miners at Hickory
Swamp were gambling iu a boarding house
yesterday, when an Italian was detected
cheating. A quarrel arose, and after a vig
orous rough and tumble fight, a Hungarian
drew a revolver aud commenced firing into
the crowd, wouuding two men. Weapons of
all kinds were then drawn, aud Andrew Veui
received a knife thrust iu the neck, while sev
eral others were slashed iu a frightful manner.
During tbe struggle Michael Sisson left the
scene and went home. Finding his wife in
bed and asleep he picked her up in his arms.
and, throwing her ou the floor, kicked her
terribly. AVbeu in the midst of his brutish
work the woman cave premature birth to a
dead cbdd. A body of Hungarians, who
were attracted by the woman s screams, en
tered t he bouse and secured a clothes' Lue to
lynch Sisson, but he escaped from a window
and fled to the mountains.
Chicaoo, March 18.
On the iKiurit of trade to-day quotations were
as follows: Wheat No. X May, opeued KSc,
closed Hi'-c; June, opened V3c. closed
U4C; July, ojiened Klfce, closed l-Ooc Corn
No. May, opened o."Vsc. closed KH-Hc;
June, ojieiied oj'uc, cloned .'l4c; July,
opened aud closed oOc. Outs No. 2 May.
opened ZfAgc, closed uVc; June, opened
25agc; closed iS'.c; .July. oiened 25Vc, closed
Sjftuc. Pork May, opened $L.M7i, closed
fll.tU: June, ojeiied tli.J0, closed tM.Vx
July, opeued JliSl, closed JU-'.OU. Lard-.
May, oieueii $".V0, closed fcti.KV
The Union Huck yards report the following
prices: llo Market opened active and
firnu light grades 5e higher; heavy and mixed
lots fKitlOc higher: light wades. S4.;5u-K:
rough packiu. i4..V.,M.i.".; mixed lots, $4.i
(0,i.J; heavy puck iu and shipping lots, M.t5
(2.4.WI. Cattle-Steady: beeves, J U.K tu,4.35;
cows, J 1.4Uiti.y i; atoi-kt-rs and feeders, $2.10
43.30. fc-heep Ste oly: native muttous. 3.50
Hi-VK lambs. t--.t j-3 corn-fed westerns,
Produce: Mutter Fancy Kluin creamery, 83
Q-'k per lb: tiaries in lines. -&!Uc; packing
stock. lXHr. Krks Strictly liesh laid, la
lie pcrdoK. I)rcs.-Ml poultry Chickens, 7&l(A$o
per lb; roosters. ; turkeys, H(tMc; ducks, 12o
i3c: geese. fco-'otr.iM jer lion. Potatoes Choice
Burbanks, akiUJiic it im; Heauty of liebrou.3j
&c; Karly ivose, aSg-&c: sweet potatoes, $1.7j
per bbl. Applies Choice creeiiing. $1.60
ttS.ou iier bbl; poor lots. i.Vi&fcl.OU. Cranber
ries, bell ami butfle, $j.uwJio.iw per bbU
New Yokk. March IS.
Wheat tjuiet: No. 1 red s:ate, $1.04;
No. 2 do. No. 2 red winter Aplri,
P2v; lo May, t3!4cc; do June, Wic. Corn
Steady: No. 2 mixed, -ill-lie cash: do March,
4240; do April, i-'if, do ilay, 4$V: do June,
4W4C. Oats Steady; No. I white stale. .Vc:
No. 2 do. Sdie: No. 2 niixei March 3j9o: do
April, a.-; do May. iSJfoc; do June, 3ulc.
Kye-iJulL Hnrlcy-r Nominal. Pora-Dud;
new mess, $U.iUuj:t.SU. 1-ar J - Quiet. Auril,
7Jiit; May, ;; June, $7.21.
Live stuck: Cattle-Good, a shade firmer and
hiKher; inferior and common, barely steady;
medium to prime steers. $2.bOu--40 per imj
t-xtra and fancy do, $4..r(Ur,J4.bi; dry cows, $l.6J
(43.00. Sheep and lambs Dull, but a trifle
firmer for choice yearling lambs: sheep,
5ii. "0 per luu lbs; lambs, tbjZHQ'AX. Hogs
ROCK 18 LAND
Hsy Upland prairie, I78.
Hay Timomy new $7.00.
Hsy Wild, $5.004f$
Potatoes a28c .
Oost soft He : baid rn.00
Oord Wood-Oak, $4.45; Hickory, $0.
-" IF1.. CORDE
WELL KNOWN AND POPULAR
Children's Carriages, Porterio
and Lace Curtains,
which hp Invites the public to call and examin
jggTMr. Cordes manufactures all ai9 own p !'
Furniture which he guarantees iy be wellm. J
first-clasa. Give him a call. - ade-an3
Why You Should Deal With Us?
-We sell goods at Lower Prices than any otb,r
establiehment in the West.
-We have One Price, and "One Pri. P ftnly
which is the Lowest at all tini.
-We warrant and cheerfully exchange anyarti
cle, and will refund the money if th
prove to be as not represents.
-We give you value received and nioiv f,r wry
dollar you may spend with us.
-We have the largest assortment an.l tb larsi
stock in the Northwest, twice and tW
times as large as any of our rompetiuns.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher.
115 and 117 West Second St.,
CLOUGH & KAUTZ,
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Wm. A damson.
Adamsoii & Ruick,
. n. a
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
3irSecond Hand Machinery bought, soM and repaired.
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE,
Hou$c Painting;, Graining
Paper Hanging, Kalsomining and Whitening.
s9AU work guaranteed and done on
Shop 1320 Third Avenue, between Thir
teenth and Fourteenth Sts.
ONLY SQ.OO .A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
No. 1722, SAond ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe
nne line of .
Floral Designs furnisbc.
Telephone No. lu'JS
t ttt t t rmn
HOUSEKEEPERS 'or Soups, Gravies, Etc. tiii'"'
for NURSES with bulling water a delicious tiLIf rU
is lostantlr provided. INVALIDS will find 11 aj'I-'
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. t;uuiiu
be PCKE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In ;,u anient
ape of both SOLID AND FLI ID tM KUTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
Rock Island, 111.
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Cdt catalogues address
JT. O. DUNCAN,
DlIUK T. 1"
aad bits torn of the latest BoTeltles of the sasson. .
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artm