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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Satcbday. March 88, 1889.
MEMOCKAT1C CITY TICKET.
TlnttWrt .....M. BUNCHER
Bceond Ward UAVID t H M
Third Ward DANIEL CORKEN
Fourth Ward FRANK ILL
Fifth Ward JOHN PKNDKR
Hlzth Wird s I. J. 9KAKS
Seventh Ward ..-..J. B. LaBKIN
I er ra t i a Primaries ! CoaTra-
Th democratic wteri of the City of Rock Isl
and and Hock Inland township, are herehv unti
tled to be at their eeveral voting placea in their re
upocttve wards at 8 o'clock p. in., on Thursday,
March II, JRS9, to select delaste to the city
township convention to norolimte candidate in
each ward for alderman, and relect a ward com
mittee. Each ward U entitled to one tielefrate
for err thirty tro'ee cant for C ereland In 1S88,
and one for eaoh fractional exceeding twenty.
First Ward 1H 5
Hecond ' .". I8 7
Third " 248 8
Fonrth 20M 7
Fifth MS '8
Seventh " m 4
The delettatea will meet at te court house on
Monday evening, March ib, 18X9, at 7:80 o'clock
to nominate candidates for mayor, elty attorney,
city clerk, treasurer, police macietrate, townelilp
supervisor, fonr ansietant supervisor, one town
ship a-eessor. one township collector, two jus
tices of the peace, three conotables, and rhooea a
chairman of the city committee.
J. H. KERR,
Chairman Clty-Towuhlp Committee,
Towwmnp ron.toToii .
The nnderslfned wonid respectfully announce
to his friends and the pnhlto that he is a candi
date for townhip collector, anlijeet to the will of
tae democratic city towutblp convention.
1 deairs to hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of police maglatrnte, subject to
the action of the democratic city-townrbip con
vention, and aik the snpport of all who think me
worthy. Juhn O'lirks.
I herebv annonnce myself a a candidate for
the office of police magistrate, subject to the ac
tion of the democratic ctly-lownahtp convention.
. - H.C. WlVILL.
Thb republicans will probably nomi
nate Uenrj Came for mayor tonight. Dr.
Trnesdale has ben unsuccessfully im
portuned to allow hla nxme to go before
the convention, and Curse will undoubts
edly knock McConocbie out in the first
Thx prelln.lnsry work of the demo
crata of Rock Island at the primaries
Thursday evening augurs well for the suc
cess of the party at the coming election.'
The numerous nominations for aldermen
were evidently made witb special refer
ence to the fitness and availability of the
candidates. That the nominations are
strong in every particular, goes without
saying, and that at leost a majority of
the candidates will be elected is a fore
gone conclusion. But in the convention
which meets Monday evening rests the
responsibility of completing the work
so well begun. With a popular and com
patent man for mayor and (he various
other city and town -offices,- the demo.
cracy will gain a triumphant victory on
tbe 3i of April. The most importance is
attached to the nomination for mayor. If
proper wisdom and discretion is displayed
in the choice of a candidate for executive
of the city, tbe success of the entire
ticket is practically assured. . Truth and
candor compels tbe statement that
the renomination of the present In
cumbent would be in politic, If not abso
lutely suicidal. Without going into de-J
tails it is enough to say that a grand
opportunity for success would be
jeopardized if not absolute defeat
courted by each a course. What we
want is a new candidate; one that com
mands tbe confidence and respect of the
people and who could unite all factions.
The Arqcs has named several gentlemen
who possess these requirements, any one
of whom would be acceptable to the
party at large and stand an excellent
chance of election. The democratic
party has victory within its grasp if good
iudgraent prevails at Monday night's
John McCarthy was sent to the county
jail for thirty days, for vagrancy.
Ira Bender was before the police court
this morning, charged with being drunk
and disorderly. Magistrate Bennett
fined him $5 and cos's for bis trouble.
John C. Filbert, the man arrested by
Officer Meenan yesterday for passing
forged orders, was taken before Justice
Bawea today. State's Attorney O'Mara
appearing for the prosecution, and was
held in bonds of 200. lie was sent to
jail in default.
The celebrated "hanging gardens of
Babylon" were within the precincts of tbe
palace called "Tbe Admiration of Man
.kind." They consisted of gardens of
trees and flowers on tbe topmost of a
series of arches 75 feet high and built in
tbe form of a square, each aide of which
measured 400 Greek feet. The citv of
Babylon,, with its famous gardens, was
razed to its foundation, 600 B. C.
Two thousand, five hundred and sevs
enty nine years later we find tbe cele
brated gardens of James Vick, in Rochess
ter. New York. For description, cata
logue of seeds, advice how to obtain free
a copy of Vick's Floral Guide and also of
the famous new. rose, called "Vick's
Caprice," address, James Vick, seedsman,
Rochester, N. Y.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Ltjcas County, 8. 8. )
Fbakk J. Chbket makes oath that be
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cbxhzt & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pav the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Cube. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and Subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D., '88. A. W. GLEASGN.
Hall's Catarrh Cure it -taken internally
and acts directly upon tbe blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, ftee. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
GTSold by druggists, 75c.
Texas claims to have a goose sixty-five
years old. Now we are not goose enough
to believe that, but we do know that
Texas hat 10,000 people who have been
cured by the use of Dr. Bull't Coueh
Byrup, a sure cure for coughs and colds.
The latest craze among actresses Is the
band and arm photograph. They spend
bo end of money for such picture.
Pond's Extract . Hen and women will
suffer from a severe headache, when ten
minutes spent bathing the head, with the
Extract would afford relief. -
The Sleep of Death
Fails Upon Stanley Matthews,
Supreme Court Justice.
OVER A YEAE OF SUFFERING CLOSED
By tlie Swift Messenger Whose Snmmons
Mast He Heeded Account of the Dis
tinguished Jurist's Illness and Its Fre
quent Fluctuations The Supreme Court
- and Senate Both Adjonrn in Honor of
tlie Deud Letters from the President
and ttveretary Noble Funeral Arrange
ments. Wa-siiujoton City, March 23. Yesterday
morning, about 10 o'clock, Justice Stanley
Matthews, who has been ill for months,
breat' e 1 bis last For a number of hours
previous to his (loath he was practically un
conscious. In bis last
hours the dying justice
was surrounded by
mornbers of his family,
who have been with
him throughout his ill
his daughters, Miss
Matthews and Miss Eva
Matthews, ami bis son, I'aul Matthews, and
Mr. C. B. Matthews, his brother, of Cincin
nati, who came to Washington a week or ten
days ago. Dr. Johnston and tbe faithful
colored servant, who only a few days ago an
nounced to onlle-s with great satisfaction
that "Justice Matthews is ever so much bet
ter," were also present.
Justice Matthews had been an invalid for
a year or more. During the winter of 1887-8
ha frequently complained of indigestion and
muscular rheumatism, and as the spring
wore on began to sutler from obstinate dys
pepsia, front which he lost a great deal of
strength and flesh. At this time it was
thought that his great devotion to work was,
to a large degree, responsible for bis illness,
as no doubt it was, and acting upon the ad
vice of his physicians and friends, who bad
great hopes that a change of air might
prove a lasting lieneflt, he went to Massachu
setts, stopping for some time at Lenox and
then at Nantucket, but he continued to
lose ground. During tbe summer he had
several attacks of muscular rheumatism, as
sociated with high fever, which would eon-
tine him to his bed for several days at a time.
his return home he began to improve
somewhat, but he continued to suftVr from
the intercurrent attacks, which always great
ly reduced his strength and flesh. These
came on at intervals of three or four weeks.
Hetn-een thvin he would have periods of
marked improvetnent.and several times when
Dr. Johnston was confidently hoping to be
at) la to get him out, another attack would
prostrate him and leave him weaker than
For about eight weeks previous to the final
illness be bad Iwn absolutely free from pain,
and his physician and family had great hopes
of bis ultimate recovery. That hope was
modified, however, by the fact that while he
had a good appetite and good digestion, he
lid not gain flesh, although his strength im
proved ilnily. At this time he sat up during
a part of each day and walked about his
room and into other rooms tn the same floor.
But about the 4tb of March he had
an . acute attack of high fever which
lasted several days, and which very
much exhausted bun. After this
passed off he deemed to. be improving,
with' a return of appetite, but a recurrence
of the chills and fever, associated with cys
titis, still further added to his exhaustion
and debility. During all this time his pulse
was exceedingly feeble and the action of the
heart was sustained only by remedies admin
istered for that pm-jinse. Thursday after
noon he bad a prolonged chill and high fever,
which brought on intense local suffering.
This was followed in a few hours by another
chill from which he could not rally.
The reports of Justice Matthews' condition
during the past week had been of such a
cheering nature that apprehension was in a
great measure subdued, and the news of his
death came with a shock, even to many who
had been prepared for tbe announcement at
any time during tbe winter. The justice was
ever a cheerful and hopeful patient, and na
turally the memters of bis family endeavored
to be as cheerful and hopeful as he, and it
was owing to his own belief that the favor
able reports of the past week were given to
those who required after bis health.
Only Thursday morning Justice Matthews
was discussing with bis family various plans
for the future when he should he able, as in
tbe past, to take part in their execution.
"But at no time since his return to Washing
ton,'' said one of the family yestorday morn
ing, "have we really felt that there was hope
of bis recovery. "
The engagement of Miss Matthews and Mr.
Justice Gray was announced this week and
the marriage was expected to occur shortly.
Justice Matthew's career has been so much
of a national character that it is well known
everywhere, but the following brief sketch
of bis life gives the principal events therein:
His birth place was Cincinnati, O., and tbe
date Julv 21, 1824, so that be was nearly C5
years of age. Educated at Woodward high
school and Kenyon college ho was graduated
in 1840. He then read law, was admitted to
the bar, and opened an office in Cincinnati.
His first office was that of judge of the court
of 'common pleas at 'Washington countv.
This office he resigned on the )st of January,
1853. In the same year he was elected to the
state senate. He acted as United States dis
trict attorney for the southern district of
Ohio froTn 18M to March, 1861, when he re
signed tbe ofllce to enter the army. In June
of that yeai be was commissioned lieutenant
colonel of the Twenty-third Ohio Volunteer
Infantry and was made colonel of the Fifty
first Ohio Volunteer infantry in November.
In April, 1803, he was appointed judge of
tbe superior court of Cincinnati. He re
signed this office in July, 1818. His name
appeared as a presidential elector on the
Lincoln and Johnson ticket of 131, and on
that of Grant and Colfax in 1CH8. He was
defeated in running for membership in tbe
bouse of representatives at Washington in
1876, but in March, 1877, was elected to the
senate of tbe United States, and served from
Oct 16, 1877, to March 3, 1879, completing
the term of John Sherman, who had re
signed. In 1881 Mr. Matthews was appoint
ed associate justice of the United States su
preme court. In June, 1885, he married
Mrs. Theaker, of New York city,
Tbe nows of the sad occurrence reached the
supreme court immediately, and orders was
at once given to drape the late justice's seat
in sombre black. Tbe chief justice in a few
appropriate and feeling remarks announced
the death, and adjourned the court until
Tuesday next, which will probably be ex
tended to enable the court to be represented
at the funeral and burial.
Tbe funeral services will be held at 1
o'clock Monday afternoon at the residence of
the family. The services will be conducted
by Rev. Jjr. Hamlin. The remains will be
taken from the housj to tbe Baltimore and
Ohio station and placed on the 3 o'clock tram
for tbe west. The funeral party will arrive
tbe next morning at Glendale, O., where
services will bo conducted by Rov. Dr.
rector of Christ church.
Among the letters and telegrams of con
dolence received by Mrs. Matthews was tbe
following letter from the president of the
My Dkar Mrs. Mattbiws: I have heard
with the most profound regret of tbe death
of your honored husband. The sense of loss
and bereavement which you foel will be
shared by all our people. I have known
Justice Matthews for mnny years, and had
a very high appreciation of his character and
learning. That you may be comforted and
sustained in this hour of trial is my sincere
prayer. Benjamin Harrison.
The secretary of the iuterior wrote as fol
lows to Mrs. Matthnws: "You have my
sympathy in your affliction. It was my good
fortune to number your husband among my
friends from my boyhood days. I have ever
sought bis esteem, and do most truly mourn
bis loss. "
THE ST TE LEGISLATURES. .
Michigan Refuses to Accommodate the
SPRlKorntLD, Ills., March -23. A bill was
introduced in tin senate yesterday providing
that building an 1 loan associations may make
loans without demanding premium. The bill
authorizing towns and cities to establish
pleasure drives v as passed with an emergency
clause. It is principally of interest to Chi
cago just now. The senate adjourned to
A bill making radical amendments in the
law relating to administration of estates was
ordered to third needing in the house. After
persistent attempt to make it apply to labor
and Ssonsof Veterans organizations the bill
making it unlawful for non-members to
wear the Grand Army badge was
sent to third reading. Several other
measures were likewise disposed of, the Wis
ner anti-pool bil was reported without rec
ommendation and then the judiciacy com
mittee roported tbe prohibition resolution
favorably. An attempt to lay it on the
table was defeat-d and it was made special
order for April :.0. Tbe governor returned
to the house wit hout his approval tbe bill
changing the tin e for application for judg
ments and ordert for sale for taxes of delin
quent lands. It is the first veto this session.
The bill reducing the salaries of state officers
was reported adversely. Bills were intro
duced to prefer veterans for public employes,
compelling railways to fence their lines
within six months of completion, and appro
priating $25,000 to help Jefferson county re
build its court he use destrpyed by cyclone.
Adjourned to Monday evening.
Madison, Wis , March 23. The senate
concurred in the following bills yesterday:
To protect children from unworthy guard
ians; making it a misdemeanor to beat
board bills; tj regulate ticket gates
at railway stations. The house
passed the following: Requiring the sig
nature of a wife to a chattel mortgage
to be attested by t wo witnessess; punishing a
husband for a ban ioning his wife when able
to earn means of support; permitting adop
tion ot Uiegitimat-9 children. The assembly
amended the agricultural bill so as to give
county societies 4) per cent of the premium
paid not exceeding $3,000, provided that not
more than $500 9f the sum is for horse
Laksixo, Mich., March 23. The only mat
ter of importance attended to by the legisla
ture yesterday was a bill increasing the limit
of capital of incot porated companies. The
bill was in tbe interests of the salt trust, and
proposed to increase the limit to $100,000,000,
the law now making it $5,000,060. The house
defeated the measure by a vote of 50 noes to
20 ayes. The trust will have to organize in
some other state.
THE MAN IN THE GALLERY.
He Makes on I n oiranl Demonstration at
a I'roh bltion Meeting.
Shamokin, Pa., March 23. The Methodist
Episcopal conference here spent last evening
listening to Dr. Kynett, of Philadelphia, who
lectured on prohibition. Besides tbe full
body of ministers a vast number of visitors
were present and is the reverend gentleman
waxed warm the r enthusiasm became al
most boisterous. Tae rum traffic was charged
with being tbe souce of crime and misery in
the United States. Tbe press received a
black eye at the hands of the lec
turer, being cbargad with lying on the sub
ject of prohibition The Philadelphia news
papers were eapecinlly singled out as being un
reliable in their coi iments on tbe question that
comes before the jeople next June. Statis
tical reference by Or. Kynett showed that in
Maine, Kansas auc Iowa tbe denial of rum
has proved a magnificent success.
When the lectuier was half through with
his remarks, a man in the gallery created a
commotion by aris ng in bis seat and yelling
"To hell with prohibition,"
Divorce Ktatliities of New Jersey.
Trenton, N. J., March 23. Tbe annual
report of Dr. E. W. Hunt, secretary of the
board of health, devotes considerable space
to divorces, shown g that during the past
five years there hve been 1,173 divorces
granted in this statu against 788 during the
previous five years. Out of the total of
1,901 in ten years desertion was the com
plaint in 1,114, and adultery in 7(9, cruelty
in 58, bigamy in 18, impotence in 7, and rela
tionship in 1. The di vorce rate is 20 to each
1,000 marriages, or one in forty-nine. Dr.
Hunt advises legish tion restricting the num
ber of officials aui borized to perform mar
riages, requiring more witnesses, and dis
couraging uiarriagM in cases of extreme
Cleveland hails for Cuba.
Key "Wist, March 23. Ex-President
Cleveland and part v arrived bore yesterday
on the steamship O livette. They were met
by a delegation fron tbe board of trade, ac
companied by tbe fi e departmen, a company
of the Island City g uards and the silver cor
net band, and were escorted to the Russell
house, and thence driven around tbe city.
The hotel was beautifully decorated with
olive blanches, and there was a grand dis
play of bunting throughout the island. Mr.
Cleveland received the citizens in the even
ing, and the party left for Havana at 10
o'clock p. in.
His War Record Not Sufficient.
Washington City, March 23. Secretary
Tracy baa decided ic tbe case of a discharged
clerk in the yards and docks office at the
navy yard who mad) aa application for re
instatement upon tho grounds of possessing a
good soldier's record, that while a soldier
record is a good recommendation for appoint
ment to and retention in office, yet the ques
tion of efficiency murt. be paramount to all
others. In this case the clerk was discharged
for inefficiency and the secretary refuses to
Count Paul Schouvaloff, Russian ambassa
dor to Germany, is dead.
The city ball at Dover, N. H., together
with some valuable records, was destroyed by
"Little Ithody" is blessed with ' an embar
rassment of parties, there being four in the
field for the istate election.
Russell Harrison, t he president's son, de
nies that he aspires to represent the state of
Montana in the senate of the United States,
The secretary of tue treasury has decided
that broken wool tops, which importer!
claim is wool was to, niust payluty at 6U
cents a pound, and not at 10 cents per
Friday evening ha f of the students of the
Pennsylvania college at Gettysburg delivered
their orations in the college church attired
in gowns and college hats for tbe first time at
The trial of Thomas Broderick, the al
leged accomplice of Jtauereisen in the dyna
mite conspiracy against the "Q railway,
will begin at at Gem va, Ills., next Monday.
The trials of Goding and Koegel will follow.
A report that the Baltimore & Ohio rail
way was going to is me a scrip dividend is
denied by Uambleton's (Baltimore) Circular,
which says it is tbe lest thing the Baltimore
and Ohio mantgers would think oC Tbe
company is and must be for some time a bor
rower of monej and is not earning dividends.
American 1 orf Congress.
Louisville, Marc 5 23. Tbe American
turf congress met here yesterday
with representatives jf eoven of the leading
Jockey clubs of tbe smth and west present
President J. E. Brew iter, secretary of the
Washington Park clu of Chicago, occupied
the chair. It was decided that no club rep
resented in tbe congrass make any contract
for betting privileges with 'associations" of
bookmakers. The Bh-mingham Jockey olub
was admitted to the congress, and the meet
ing adjourned to reuse tnble in November
next unless sooner call ad together.
A Light Boom In Distress.
Portsmouth, N. H., March 23.It is re
ported that the Boon Island light sta
tion, off York, Ma ne is displaying a
flag at half-mast, t nion down, tbe sig
nal of distress. Thi sea- is so high that
tbe people on shore ca i render no assistance. '
THE ROOK TBE&yP AfRTCrfl. 8ATU1IDAY MARCH 23,
The British Attorney General
Harassed by Questions.
GBEAT DISOBDEB IS THE COMMONS.
The Solid UnlonWt Majority Comes Cp
Smiling:, Howevor Farnell Holds Aloof
How Consul Knappe, late of Samoa,
Misrepresented Germany, According: to
the "White Book" The Pope Declines
to Interfere in French Politics Suffering:
London, March 23. In tha house of com
mons last evening Harcourt declared that
Attorney General Webster's identification
with the proceedings of the Parnell commis
sion bad destroyed the impression that the
government was impartial, and bad added
weight to the charges made by The Times.
It Webster bad not advised the government
in this matter parliament should not vote his
salary for services he had not performed.
He strongly condemned Webster's apologies
for the Pigott forgeries.
Webster said that if he were capable of the
conduct imputed to him he would be a dis
grace to the bar. He had acted in tbe ca
pacity of private counsel for The Times and
it was immaterial whether he was right or
wrong in assuming the position, although it
was doubtful, he admitted, whether in doing
so he had been prudent
Harcourt questioned Webster exhaustively
concerning his knowledge of Pigott's letters.
The attorney general, he said, would doubt
less now tell the house when be first learned
of Pigott's character and also whether he
was informed when Houston burned Pigott's
Webster said he bad never vouchod to the
government for the authenticity of the let
ters. Harcourt ought to know that no coun
sel ever vouched for the truth of what he
proposed to prove by the evidence. Harcourt,
he said, was questioning him because be knew
that a certain section of the press was only too
ready to turn suggestions into accusations.
Regarding Pigott he argued that he had no
right to keep him from tbe witness box be
cause he said that he couldnt stand cross-examination.
He Webster had informed the
commission of what Pigott had said, and
had put Pigott's letter into the hands of Sir
Charles Russell five days before Pigott went
into the witness box. Ministerial cheers.1
Regarding Harcourt's statement that The
Times aKlogy could only have been written
by a pettifogging, cozzening knave, be would
say that that knave stood before him and the
house at the present moment. Conservative
cheers. He could assure the gentleman that.
the charges brought against him bad not
made him anxious in the slightest tlegree,
nor caused him to lose a moment's sleep.
There was much disorder during Webster's
remarks and James F. X. O'Brien, member
for South Mayo, was several times warned
by the chair to cease his interruption.
Parnell said he should not have intervened
in the discussion but for the fact that Web
ster's remarks gave a faint echo of Lord Sal
isbury's equivocal language respecting the
forged letters. If Lord Salisbury chose to
pin the relic of his faith upon those letters
the consequences would be upon his own
head. In the witness-box he Parnell bad
testified undnr oath his entire lack of knowl
edge of any of the letters and Webster had
not ventured to put to him a single question
concerning them. "What member, " be
asked, "would now venture to express doubt
that the letters were forgeries?"
At this point loud cries arose for Fowler,
who, O'Connor said, had expressed doubts
that the letters were forged. Fowler did not
appear, and O'Connor said: "He is a cow
ard." Subsequently O'Connor withdrew this ex
pression at the request of the chair, and Red
moud's motion to reduce Webster's salary
was rejeoed by a vote of 21 to 200.
Six of the counsel for the Parnellites in
their case before tbe commission, and also
several lawyers among the Liberal members,
abstained from voting in the division on
The New York Tribune's correspondent
here telegraphs his paper as follows, refer
ring to the persistent cross-examination
which the Gladstonians and Home Rulers are
treating the ministers to as to the Pigott
case, O'Brien's prison treatment, etc. : "Mr.
Parnell holds aloof. He takes no share in
these performances at any rate, no open
share and. I believe, thinks tbem an entire
mistake. There is no pretence that the min
istry try to stifle discussion or refuse in
quiry. Smith has twice challenged the op
position to move a vote of want of confi
dence, and bas offered to give every facility,
ample time, and all tbe time they want for a
full debate. Questions are answered with
BISMARCK'S REBUKE TO KNAPPE.
The German Consul at Samoa Seems to
Have Been a Poor Diplomat.
Berlin, March 21 The government has
issued a white book on Samoao affairs. On
March ttth Prince Bismarck wrote to Herr
Steubel, the successor of Consul Knappe at
Apia, describing JCnappe's conduct as con
trary to the ioliey of the emperor with
which he (Knappe) was well acquainted.
Prince Bismarck reiterates his view that to
seek to change the situation in Samoa, with
out tbe consont of England and America,
would not be in accord with the treaty ar
rangements existing. Knappe's proposal to
annex Samoa the chancellor regards as in
comprehensible, because be ought to have
known that annexation was in opposition to
the emperor's policy.
Prince Bismarck said that Consul Knappe
had no authority to declare war or even
martial law, and in either case there could be
no question of enforcing the bitter against
foreigners. Knappe's official conduct gen
erally had lacked tbe calmness and coolness
which was indispensable for the correct
treatment of international questions.
Imitated the ltoyal Bndolph.
London, March 23. A young officer in the
German navy, a son of Herr Goebel, a prom
inent railroad magnate of Bavaria, recently
became enamored of an opera singer in Ham
burg, one Mile. Leugeur. - He persuaded her
to abandon the stage and take up her abode
witb him. Tbe girl consented and for some
time they lived together iu luxury, tbe young
man spending 47,000 marks upon her within
a few weeks. Thursday Goebel gave a bad
imitation of the last act of the late Crown
Prince Rudolph of Austria by shooting him
self and his sweetheart in the head. He
succeeded in killing himself, but tbe girl is
still alive, though the physicians attending
her have slight hopes of saving her life.
Suffering Among Irish Emigrants.
London, March 83. It is reported that
terrible suffering prevails among the Irish
who have recently emigrated to Buenos
Ayrea, and upon the strength of these state
ments, repre entlng that a great many of
them will die if their wants are not immedi
ately supplied, the ladies of England and
Ireland organised relief associations to pro
vide thorn with f jod, clothing and money.
The Terrible Famine in China.
Shanghai, March 23. The famine which
prevails in the province of Shan Tung is re
ported to tie increasing daily. The number
of deaths from starvation is appalling, and
many persons have committed suicide to
escape certain death in a more painful form.
The Pope Can Mot Interfere.
Rohk, March S3. The French agent at
the Vatican, having complained to the pope
In obedience to instructions, of the support
given Gen. Boul anger by tbe Grench clergy,
bis holiness replied that it was impossible
for him to interfere.
Indian Sqnaw Conricted of Murder.
Ft. Surra. Ark.. Marh os vii t
a full-blood Chickasaw aou.w
ySTd,fy m 016 fder&1 mrt of tbe murder
v,,UUts, a wnite man, two years
aeo. Jones was a m .ir, m-.
t." .. zr -" juswa isnn, near
Stonewall The murder was for money the
squaw securing $60 and tbe victim's crop. .
Professional Jealousy Takes a
A 00NSPIEA0Y COMES TO NAUGHT.
Attempt to Have a Sncce.1 Physician
Sent to an Insane A.tylnm by ReTlvtnc; an
Old Proceeding in Chicago Other
Schemes of the Doctor's Enemy That
Were Likewise Failures Jndg-e Prender
rast's Pointed Remarks Upon Dismiss
ing the Case.
Chicago, March 23. A case was tried be
fore J udge Prendergast yesterday which had
some remarkable features, if the statements
testified are not capable of a different
interpretation and they do not appear to be.
The accused parties were not in court for
some reason, and it appeared that the reason
was an excellent one.
The facts as stated are briefly as follows:
In 18S6 Dr. Williams was a well-known
physician in this city, but owing to alcohol
ism he was adjudged insane by a jury in the
county court It being thought that with"
proper treatment the patient would improve
more rapidly at home, he was confided to the
care of his friends. Believing that he would
have fewer temptations out of town,
the physician removed with his
family to Geneva, Kane county, where
be has lived for the last two
years, built up a good business, and is gen
erally esteemed by his neighbors. He was
so successful that a rival physician became
jealous and tried in various ways to injure
tbe newcomer. Dr. Williams bad rented a
house; his opponont bought the property and
then ousted the tenant Stories about Will
iam's former life became talked of around
town, and it was rumored that he was con
nected with various mysterious fires of sup
posedly incendiary origin that had aroused
the attention of Geneva s citizens. One night
after 12 o'clock this doctor went witb one
Hiram MeChesney to the house of Sheriff
Kelly and wanted him to arrest Williams for
arson, but tho sheriff refused to do so.
Finding their various schemes had failed,
MeChesney and his doc-tor hatched another
plan. The former filed a petition in the
county court of Cook county asking that the
order of July 10, 1886, lj enforced and that
Dr. Williams be committed to an asylum.
This brought Dr. Williams before Judge
Prendergast yesterday.' He was surrounded
by his friends, who testified to the facts in
the case as narrated above and also to the
present high standing of the doctor in
Geneva. The complainant, MeChesney, did
"The almost uiiaralled cruelty to this
man," said Judge Prendergast in slow, delib
erate tones, "would justify him or hiscoun
sel in bringing proceedings against the insti
gators of this thing. This appears to be a
most flagrant outrage, as the evidence shows
that be troubled nolxxiy. If Dr. Williams
can't get justice irt a civil suit he ought to
bring the matter before the grand jury of
either Cook or Kane county for investiga
tion." The petition to commit to an asylum was
dismissed, and the onhr and judgment pre
viously made in the case was set aiilo.
TWO MURDERERS HUNG.
The Barrett Hoys Pay the Penalty for Tol
St. Pacl, Minn., March ii Pete and Tim
Barrett were hanged at 11:14 o'clock yester
day morning. Strenuous efforts were made
to get tbe sentence of Pete commuted to irn
prisonmcnt for life, but Governor Merriam
refused to interfere. The execution was
witnessed by 300 people. The prisoners had
their nerve with them to the last and both
died game. They shot a street car driver
named Tollefson.in Minneapolis, on the night
of July 27, 1SST. The only ol her hanging
that ever took place in this county was
one accomplished by Judge Lynch.
The features of the case were the convict
ing of the boys by their brother Henry turn
ing informer and accusing his mother of be
ing the cause of the crime, as she bad trained
the boys to steal; and the conduct of a girl
named Boyd, who fell in love with Pete, the
youngest brother, from seeing him in court,
and obtained much notoriety by her efforts
to obtain his pardon. She tried to see the
governor, but be would not admit her to his
presence. The murder netted the young
criminals only $20 in cash.
Another, and rather novel, feature of this
case is told in a telegram from Osceola,
Miss., which states that Mrs. Tollefson, the
widow or the man murdered by the Barrett
brothers, was married there to Carl Bader, a
Minneapolis carjienter, on Wednesday after
noon. No !uiiie In the Senate.
Washington City, March 23. The death
of Just ice Matthews was generally known
long before the senate met yesterday and the
chaplain alluded to it in his opening prayer.
The fit st matter called to the attention of the
senate was a communication from Chief
Justice Fuller informing that tody of bis
colleague's det-easa Hoar immediately
moved an adjournment, and it was agreed to.
The Wabash Railway Case.
Chicago, March 23. Contrary to expect
ations, the attorneys representing the various
interests in the great Wabash railway fore
closure case, now before the United States
court in this city, were unable to agree upon
the terms of settlement yesterday, and the
sale has not Itecu confirmed.
BEHRING SEA PROCLAMATION.
The Promised Warning to Seal Fishers
Makes Its Appearance.
Washington Citv, March 23. The presi
dent yesterday issued the following procla
mation: The following provisions of the laws of the
United States are hereby published for the
information of all concerned:
Here follows section 1,'J55 revised statutes,
wbich forbids any person tuking or killing
any fur-bearing seal or other fur-bearing an
imal within the limits of Alaska territory or
the waters thereof; and wbich provides se
vere penalties for its violation. The procla
mation then continue:
Section 3 of the ui t entitled "An Act to
Provide for tbe Protection of the Salmon
Fisheries of Alaska," approved March 2,
That section l.ftjfi of the revised statutes of
the United stand is hereby declared to inclnde
and apply to all tho dominion of the United
States in the waters of Behring sea; and it
shall be the duty of the president at a timely
season in each year to issue his proclamation,
and cause the same to be published for one
month at least in one newspaper (if any such
there be) published at each United States port
of entry on the Pacific coast, warnimt all per
sons against entering such waters for the pur
pose of violating the provisions of said section,
and he shall also cause one or more vessels of
the United States to dilllgently cruise said
waters and arrest all persons aud seize all
vessels found to be or to have been engaged in
any violation of the laws of the United States
Now, therefore, L Benjamin Harrison,
president of the United States, pursuant to
the above recited statutes, hereby warn all
persons against entering the waters of Bea
ring sea within the dominion of the United
States, for the purpose of violating tbe pro
visions of said section 1,956, revised statutes,
a ad I hereby proclaim that all persons found
to be, or to have been engaged in any viola
tion of the laws of the United States in said
waters, will be arrested and punished as
above provided, and that all vessels so em
ployed, their tackle, apparel, furniture and
cargoes will be seised and forfeited.
, In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand, and caused the seal of the United ,
States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this 21st
day of March, 1SS9, and of the independence
of the United States the 1 13th,
By the president.
James G. Blainx, Secretary of State,
An apple tree near Fresno, CaJ., Is re
ported to bare borne one ton of fruit tbe
past season. -
Greatiam for the Supreme Court Tanner
and C'alkius on the List.
Washington CiTr, March 23. Specula
tion on the possibility of succession in tbe
event of Justice Matthew's death has been
quietly indulged in for two weaks, that is,
ever since the dangerous condition of Mr.
Matthews was known. It is gpoerally be
lieved that President Harrison will appoint
Walter Q. Greshain, United States circuit
judge, to the place left vacant by Justice
Matthew's death. Judge Gresham was one
of Gen. Harrison's opiwments before the Chi
cago convention. He is an Indiana man, al
though for several years past he has been a
resident of Illinois. His reputation as a ju
rist is of the highest If Judge Gresham
should lie promoted to the supreme bench,
Judge Woods, of the United States district
court of Indiana, will probably take bis
place on the circuit, aud either John B.
Elam, President Harrison's former law part
ner, or Judge John M. Butler, of Indianap
olis, will succeed him.
Swretary Tracy said yesterday afternoon
that among the nominations sent to the sen
ate yesterday, but not delivered, was that of
Corporal Tanner to be commissioner of pen
sions.' Among the other nominations sent in
was said to be that of William H. Calkins,
ex-oonessman from Indiana, to be commis
sioner of the general laud offico. The presi
dent's messenger reached the door of the sen
ate with these and other nominations Just as
Vii-e President Morton declared the senate
Gen. Adam Bdau, whose controversy
with the family of Gen. U. S. Grant over the
authorship of the Grant memoirs attracted
so much attention last year, is in the city op
posing tbe conflrmatiim of the nomination of
CoL Fred Grant to be minister to Austria.
CoL Grant's friends say that his efforts will
be of no avail and that tbe nomination would
have be-n confirmed yesterday if the senate
had remained in session, or had transacted
At tbe department of agriculture it is re
garded as settled that Professor Hilgarde, of
the Agricultural College of CalL'ornia, will
be the assistant secretary of agriculture. A
nuniler of promising candidates have stepped
on one side for his benefit, and tha Paciflc
coast people are satisfied that he is the man.
CLOSE SHAVE FOR THE GIRLS.
A Hundred or More Penned In by Flame
A Ilrave Fellow's Leap.
St. Louis, March 23. Fire started at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon in the Standard
Bagging factory on Stoddard avenue, near
Twelfth street. Owing to the inflammable
nature of the building and contents the
flames spread rapidly and caused the wildest
panic among the 300 employes, most of whom
were girls. A rush was made for the nar
row stairway, but before half the numlr
could escape they found themselves cut off
by heat and smoke. With tbe aid of a few
men employed in tbe building the panic
stricken girls succeeded in making their way
through the smoke and flames to a place
where they could drop out on some low ad
joining buildings, and all were thus saved
uninjured with the exception of Ada Le
brecht, who was .found horribly burned.
Charles Uufran, who worked heroically in
getting tho girls out of the burning building,
remained too long and was compelled to
jump from a third-story window. He was
terribly injured, but will not die. A man
who was run over by a fire-engine was taken
way by friends before his name could be
i HE MARKE iS.
Chicaoo, March 22.
On the board of trade to-day quotations were
as follows: Wheat N'o. a May, ojiened Wo,
closed $t.08T; Jane, opened Uhtc closed
tc; Juiy, opened StUfcr, closed tt-ic. Corn
No. 2 May, opened .3530, closed 'SfyrKoi
June, opened SfAgr, closed atAge; July, opened
81c, closed i4c. Oats No. -i May, opened
CAgC, closed tO'tic; June, opened SSc, closed
tiMfX. July, opened , closed 4c Pork
May, opened Jli.25, closed fl2.B: June,
opened tl2.au, closet $12.4TH: July, opened
closed m.STVs Lard May, opened
i.5, closed fT.iC".
" The L'nion Moek yards report the following
prices: Hoes Market opened fairly ac
tive and firm, and prices S:uc higher; liht
(jrade. S4.7U-tfj.tM; rough packing, S.8U&
4.85: mixed lots. $4.U5tt4.7."i: heavy packing
and shipping lots. $4.6"(J1.8.,,t Cattle
Steady; strons for good; sales poor to prime,
$3.!ra,4.8j; bulk, $3.4m3.85 cows, S1.6U&&VU;
Blockers and feeders. i2.UU&3.;ti. Sheep
Dull; common to good, !.!: corn-fed
westerns, 4.43..TO; lambs, J4.75a3.90.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery. 28
2to per 11k daries in lines, lZ(i20e: packing
stock. fcuWc Eggs Strictly fresh laid. Uhj,
14c perdoz. Dressed poultry Chickens. 7l"4o
per lb; roosters, 5c; turkeys. 1L14o; ducks. 12c
iito; geese, ..riH(t;.UU per tioz. Potatoes Choice
Burbanks, akyu' ic per bu; beauty of liebrou, )
ttIio; Early Ko aidAtk-; sweet potatoes, $1.7a
fe2J per bbl. Apples Choice greetings. J1.5U
(2.UU per bbl; poor lots. 7o.fctJl.tW. Cranber
ries, bell and bugle, 0.uuu,ti.uu oer bbL
New York, March 22.
Wheat Irregular; No. 1 red si ate, fl.Ul,
No. do. XS'; No. red winter April.
Kfte; do May, Wc; do June, 45gc; do July,
fjje. Corn Quiet: N'o. s mixed cash, 4i&ie;
do April. 4Ugu; do May, 43Vgc; do June.
43sc Oats Steady; No. 1 white state, Ute;
No. 2 do, KJc; No. S mixed cash April,
asc; do May, 3o4c; do June, SJc. hye
DulL Barley NomlnaL Pork Dull; new
mess, $13.40. Lard yuieU March, and April.
$7JS7: May. $7J.
Live stock: Cattle-Steady for ordinary
stock; good to choice, a shade firmer and
higher; poorest to best steers, . $3.6uj,4.ti0 aj 100
s; fat bulla, $2.1&S3.15; dry cows. $1.6032.90.
Sheep and lambs Dull aud barely steady for
sheep: active and firmer for yearling lambs;
sheep, 4.0U5.70 per W0 Ks; yearling
7.75. Hogs Nominally steady; $b.tMi.'M.
Mrs, Anthony, of Portland, Oregon,
dreamed that there was a burglar in tbe
boose. She awoke lator
that ber dream was being fulfilled.
Wednesday Evening, ircb 20.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited. '
Street cars for Molina after dance;
. JKO. BTROtEHLl.
. CUAS. BLKCEB.
INFORMATION AS TO OFFICES. I
WELL KNOWN AND POPULAR
No. 1623 Second Avenue(
Has received and Las now on h-m-i
Children's Carriages, Forterio
and Lace Curtains,
which hp invites the public to call and examin
SSfMr. Gordes manufactures all own P !'
Jfurniture which he guarantee to W we'lm,?!
first-class. Give hiiu a call. ea,
Why You Should Deal With Us?
-We sell goods at Lower Prices than ;niv 01Mr
establishment in the West.
-We have One Price, and "On pnv nv"
which is the Lowest at all t i?n.-s.
-We warrant and cheerfully exclu. any arti
cle, and will refund the money if tl.M KOods
prove to be as not represenie.l.
-We give you value received atxl i.x.iv f.rry
dollar you may spend with ns.
-We have the largest assortment and the larrt
stock in the Northwest, twice an,l tlir?
times as large as any of our rmi.Hitni9.
The Pioneer Clothier, Batter and Gents Kumisliei,
115 and 117 West Second St.,
CLOUG-H & KAUTZ,
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Wit A DAMSON.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly do?!e.
gifSecond Hand Machinery bought, so'.d and repaired.
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Papek.
Painting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street,
near Tbird Arenue.
ONLY 2.00 ADOZKIST.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
so faar wm of the latest noraltlsi or ths tcaioo.
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
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