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THE TBEAyp ARTHTB. MONDAY MARCH 23, 1889,
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
M on oat, March 25, 1889.
" lEMOCKATIO CITY TICKET.
FlritWs.nl M. BUNCHER
Boeond wsra KAVID UL4M
Third Wsrd DANIEL COKKEN
Fonrth Wsrd KRANK ILL
Klfth Wsrd JOHN PENDER
Blxth Ward u. J. 8KARS
Bevenin ward J. E. LAKK1N
Denorratle Prlrarlr anl Coavea-
The drmrcrstlc voters of the Cltr of Rook Isl
and and Hock Island townttblp, are hereby noti
fied t-t be at their aereral ruling place in their re
apeetive ward at 8 o'clock p. ra., on Thursday,
March 21. 1844. to Mltct dulecatea to the cltr-
township convention to nominate candldats in
each ward for alderman, and (elect a ward com
mittee. Each ward la entitled to one ?elceate
for eery thirty ?' cant for Cl eveland In 1H88,
ana one for escn rractlonal riceeaiog twenty.
riratWard 151 5
Kocond " 418 1
Third 240 8
Fonrth 20M 1
Fifth t42 g
Sixth " i;M 4
Seventh " 113 4
The delegates will meet ' te court house on
Monday evenlnx, Marrh , issfl, at 7:90 o'clock
lo nominate candidates for mavor, city attorney,
city clerk, treasurer, police niatiistrate. township
supervisor, four assistant supervisors, one town
ship a apssor. one towns hip collector, two jus
tices of the peace, three constables, aud choose a
chairman of the city committee.
J H. KERR.
Chairman City-TownJhlp Committee.
A X SO I" ( KM KXTH.
Towvamp coit.it ctor .
The noilemlgnt'd would respectfully announce
t his friends and the public tnnt he la a candi
date for township collector, subject to the will of
the democratic city township cooventlon.
POLIOS M AOISTRATB.
I desire to hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of police mngtstrate, subject to
the action of the democratic city-township con
vention, and ask the support of all who think me
worthr. Jjhm CliBKI.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the oince of police magistrate, subject to the ac
tion of the democratic city-towushlp convention.
U. C. W'ivill.
Tns observant Washington corres
pondent of the New York Ilera'd says
more clergymen apply for the office at
Jerusalem thim for all the other consul
ships combined. The reason Is obvious.
The location is an interesting one to
every student of bible history, and as the
duties of the consulate are merely nomi
oal, there is ample time for the prosecu
tion of such literary or other work as the
incumbent may wish to engage in. The
office at Glasgow haicome to be sought
after by literateurs since Bret Ilnrte and
Francis Underwood, of Boston, were
sent there. The compensation is about
96,000 per annum and its accessibility to
London adds greatly to its other advan
ages. New Yorkers especially those
from the northern part of the state who
desire to enter the consular service apply,
as a rule, for places in Canada. There
are already enough applications from
Buffalo alone to till twice the number of
consulships we have in the entire Domin
ion. On the other band southern people
almost invariably apply for places in
warm countries like Mexico and the cen
tral and South American states. The
Pacific coast people prefer appointments
in the Sandwich Islands, China and
Japan. The Ohio and Illinois men have
no particular choice. They will accept
anything that is offered to them pro
vided the salary is sufficient for them to
A Hew Chapel In Month Kork Inland.
A meeting was held in South Rock Isl
and yesterday afternoon to consider the
advisability of erecting a chapel iu that
community. It was the unanimous senti
ment of the meeting that a church of some
kind is needed in South Rock Island and
a committee consisting of Messrs. Cle
land. Case, Lamont and Graham was ap
pointed to secure plans, select a site, can
vass for subscriptions, and report pro
gress at a meeting to be held next Sunday
afternoon. It was also unanimously
agreed to ask the Central Presbyterian
church to take charge of the mission, and
supply the pulpit. Mr. Case has already
offered a lot upon which the chapel may
be built, or which may be sold and the
proceeds devoted to the purchase of a
more convenient site. It is hoped that
ere long a chapel costing about $1,000
will be erected.
Cleaning the Fine Land.
"Fifty yeara ago," says the Chippewa
Time, "if Mr. Weyerhauser or any lead
ing lumberman had been asked how long
it would take to strip the Chippewa river
and its tributaries of the standing pine,
they would have said from twenty-five
to thirty years. But they do not think
that way any more; in fact Mr. Weyer
hauser has aaid that it will be pretty
well cleaned up in fifteen years."
The Band Children.
The children of the late Mrs. F. .
Rand are atill with M rs. Willis, to whom
they have become very much attached,
and to whose tender nursing and care is
due, to a large degree, their escape
from the death their mother met The
children will, probably, be adopted by
an aunt in western Iowa, though they
say they will not leave Mrs. Willis.
State of uhio. City of Toledo,
Lucas Cocktt, 8. 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
Cube. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D., "88. A. W. GLEASGN.
Xlall's Catarrh Cure is taken in tern all v
and acts directly upon the. blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
CaTSold by druggists. 75c.
Only one case of drunkenness has been
tried in the courts of Vermont for the
last eight months, and the victim was
sent to jail for a year and a half.
Frederick T. Roberts, M. D.. Physi
cian to the Royal College of Surgeons,
University of London, Eng., gays; "Loss
of appetite, loss of eyesight, dyspeptic
symptoms, irregularities of the bowels,
are some of the symptoms of advanced
kidney di seise. Warner's Safe Cure
cures these troubles, because it removes
the cause, and putting the kidneys in a
healthy condition, enables them to ex
pel the poisonous' or waste matter from
tU system. This is why Warner's Safe
Cure cures so many symptoms that are
tjr TODlghtVlrterr will Follow
Tt'lse Xoaalnatlona A lance at the
Wise nominations is all that is neces
sary on the part of the democratic city
township convention to be held at the
court house tonight to insure complete
triumph at the polls at the ensuing mu
nicipal and township election. The
"masheen" manipulators of Saturday
night's republican convention and the
distaste, indignation and antagonism
with which some of the selections are re
ceived opens a great field of triumph to
the democrats if they but choose wisely.
For the mayoralty nomination there is
abundance of strong and available ma
terial. Those mentioned and of whom
would make a strong candidate and an
able mayor, are: J. M. Buford, Fred
Hass, Peter Fries, Gustave Stengel, C.
W. Negus, John Ohlweiler, Wm. Mc
Eniry, J. W. Cavanaugh and John Aster.
For city attorney Wm. McEoiry is be
For city clerk H. M. Abtll will be nom
inated by acclamation.
For city treasurer G. O. Huckstaedt
will be warmly supported.
For police magistrate II. C. Wivill and
John Clarke are the candidates.
For collector Peter Frey and John
Looney are the candidates.
For assessor either J. R. Johnston or
John Barge will probably be nominated.
The complete list of delegates to to
night's convention is appended:
First Ward M Buncher, F Raible J
W Corken, Chas Strupp, M Weisburger.
Second Ward J M Buford. Anton
Kail. Henry Burns, Chas Durham, Swan
Youngren. Geo W Copp, J S Darrah.
Third Ward Fred Hass. John Garvin.
Morris Corken, James! Thompson.- Gus
tave Stengle, Arthur Burrall. C V Neru..
Fourth Ward T J Medill. Jr. Frank
III, John Treman. W H Judge. J W Pot
ter, Chas R Whelan. Geo W After.
Fifth ward Henry Rosenfleld. Thom
as Pender. Richard McMahon, John Al
brecht, J W Weloh. Geo. Simmon. Augs
ust Litt, Martin Cavanaugh.
Sixth ward J F Dindinger. Rich-trd
Cairns. Thomas Green. William Gibson .
Seventh ward Edwin Ward. James E
Larkin, Robert Wagner. R Scbwecke. ,,j
SOME FIGURED ON GRAIN.
Corn ami VTtient on Hnl and Value of
Washinoton c ity, March 25. Out of a
corn crop of l.'.iHS.iHXl.dOO bu-.li-!, the largest
ever grown -though not tun lariat in pro
portion to the population of tlip country
there has bten conaiuned and distributed up
to the )at iiMt, or witliiu hImmiI live months
from the ri'iiing of the crop, l.'.tll.onu.iHlO
busM:, or tlo 4 per cent, of the whole. A
comparison for the hint eight years shows this
to be a atauller percentage than bail beoa
cotimimtxl at the same dntu in any year ex
cept lsti, but owing to tha magnitude of the
crop this relatively low percentage consti
tuted the largest absolute quantity
over consumed within - the same five
months. Tbe percentage remaining
on band on March 1 is always largeat in the
south, notwithstanding the fact that tbe
period sine the ripening of the crop is long
est in that section. This, Mr. J. R. Dodtre,
statistician of the department of agriculturo,
attributes to the comparatively small re
quirements for winter feeding, and to the
fact that a larger proportion of the orop, be
ing used for work animals, needs to be re
served for tbe period ol spring plowing. The
value of tbe crop on the basis of present aver
age farm prices would be as follows: Mer
chantable corn, at 83.9 cents per busi.el.
t3M,4t,!)i; unmerchantable corn, nt
cents per tmsliel, 7V, 720,1 IS: total value on
basis of March prices, fii:f,211,OM.'V; total
value on basis of December prices, 1077,501,
5S0. Of the wheat crop of 1888, amounting in
round numbers to410t0X),(Niulmabels, tbe quan
tity still in the hands of farmers is estimated
at V per cent, or 111,700,530 bushels, ontof
which is to conie the seed for tbe spring
wheat area. A comparison covering the last
eight years shows that the largest proportion
ever on band at the mime date was 33 per
cent., on March 1, 1885, the preceding crop
having been the largest ever grown in the
country; and the only occasion when the
proHirtion was materially lower than at
present was on March 1, 188J, the amount
then on band being J3.o per cent, of the short
crop of 1881.
An Effort for tibe's Pardon.
Chicaoo, Marc h 25. Ex-Mayor Cartor H.
Harrison has joined with F. H. Winston and
Leonard Swett In a letter to Governor Fifer
asking for the pardon of the alleged An
archist, Oscar Nee be, who was sent to the
penitentiary for complicity in the Hay
market riot. Mr. Harrison says he does not
believe the evidence warranted Neebe's con
viction, and adds that at the time of the trial
Julius 8. Urinnell stated to him that he did
not consider the evidence sufficient Mr.
Harrison thinks that had Neelie been placed
on trial alone his case would have been nolle
prosequi wl, but that a fear of the results of
the action on the remaining cases deterred
Mr. Grinnell from moving his discharge.
Winston and Swett concur in Harrison's
A Milwaukee Firm In Trouble.
Milwaukee, Wis., March 25. The Gold
berg Brothers company, importers and job
bers in laces, made an assignment Saturday
afternoon. The members of the firm say
that the failure was caused by the dullness
of trade ani tboir inability to moke col
lections ; that their liabilities are $70,000,
mostly duo to eastern creditors, and that
their assets are $110,000. The failure oc
casioned much surprise, as the firm was sup
posed to be doing a large and profitable busi
ness. Ingersoll Did Not Lecture.
New York, Marc 25. Col. Robert Q.
Ingersoll did not le at the Academy of
Music last night for benefit of the Con
federate Soldiers' home, as he has lieen ex
pected. Thu fact that, he would not appear
bad become known, and probably accounts
for the slim attendance, Tbe receipts were
not over $30. A numUtr of Union and Con
federate veterans mingled on the platform.
John Bright Has a fterlous Belapse.
London, March 88. Mr. John Bright had
a serious relapse yesterday afternoon. His
symptoms include violent fit of ague, and
his physicians are now in constant attendance
Serious Floods In Uermany.
London, March 25. Serious floods are
prevailing in many parts of Prussian Silesia.
AtGoertitz the river NeLae has risen to
double its normal height, and many small
towns in tbe vicinity are submerged. Tbt
towus of Sprottau, Uiegesdorf and Sagan on
the river Bober are also inuud tted. Tbe
damage thus far is enormous, and a large
number of families have beeu rendered home-
A Teat Caae Involving- Ten Cents.
August a, Oa., March 25. Judge W. H.
Murray, a stockholder of the Georgia Rail
road company, instituted suit against the
company for fi cents Saturday. The money
was storage exacted by tbe local agent for a
bottle of whisky, which bad remained in tbe
freight house more than seventy-two hours,
This is a test case and great int jrett at
taches to it
The peculiar purifying and building up
powers of Hood's Saraaparilla make it
the very best medicine to take at this season.
Tbe Olcial Divide.
Further Progress in Distributing
TANNER TO MANAGE THE PENSIONS
A -Michigan Btan to Assist the Granger
Secretary " Tom" Needles Taken Care
of Also Gen. Shackelford Gresham Re
ported Pretty Safe for a Seat In the High
est Court A Little right Against Editor
Held New'a Nomination The British
Mission Offlolal Gossip.
Washington City, March 85. The nom
ination of Wliitelaw Reid as minister to
Prance took up a great portion of the time
of the senate executive session Saturday.
There were sotie mild criticisms of the ed
itor by some of tbe Republican senators, but
the most import ant objections were connect
ed with an accusation contained in a letter
laid before the senate by Vest, charging Mr.
Reid with manipulating the affairs of the
Linotype compt ny (the company owning the
Merge nthaler type setting machine) for
stock jobbing purposes. Reid was con
firmed, however, the vote standing 25 ayes
to 13 noes a bore quorum voting. The
Democrats who voted for Reid's confirma
tion were: Cal , Ransom, Blodgott, Payne
and Gibs. i It is claimed by Reid's friends
that all tii Rupublioan senators who were
not paired votetl for confirmation.
The failure of the senate committee on for
eign relations tc report the nomination of
John C. New to be consul general at London
has occasioned some comment Tbe nomina
tion of Fred D. Orant which was sent to the
senate at the same time was reported and
confirmel Ths delay in confirming tbe
notiiiimtinn nf ltrr Naw ia riim to t,A ofVr,rf
of the people wl.o called the meeting a few i
nights ago to protest against his nomination.
They have notii ed the committee that they
have formal charges to file against Mr. New,
and in accordun with the invariable rule
of the committer the consideration of the
nomination has been suspended until these
charges shall ha ve been filed and considered.
There is no do ibt that Mr. New's nomina
tion will le confirmed.
Fred Grant's nomination as minister to
Austria-Hungary had no diflleulty, and
the other confirmations were: Andrew C.
Bradley, associate justice supreme court, Dis
trict of Columbia; Frank R. Aikens, asso
ciate justice supreme court, Dakota; John R.
McFio, assnciab justice supreme court. New
Mexico; Henry .N. Blake, chief justice su
preme court, Montana; John D. Fleming, at
torney for the d strict of Colorado; Miles C.
Moore, governor, Washington territory ; Oli
ver C. White, secretary, Washington terri
tory; Edwin Willits, of Michigan, assistant
secretary of agr culture; Nathan O. Murphy,
of Preseott, A. secretary of Arizona; Ju
lius Goldschmidi , of Wisconsin, consul gen
eral at Vienna.
There were also a number of postmasters
confirmed, the following being of interest in
this section of tb country: Mi'-higan Calvin
O. Shaw, Newaygo; D. C. Carr, FowlervilK
Illinois John jV. Fellows, Pontiac; E. S.
Hoyt, Origgsvilla, W, R. Parks, Petersburg;
A. H. Reed, Flora. Iowa Mrs. Lucy Bow
ers, Tipton; William F. Carenter, Manning;
Mrs. Sarah Eaithman, Griswold; Frank T.
Piper, Sheldon. Wisconsin Edward Mo
Giaehlin, Stevens Point; G. S. Rice, West
Superior. Indiana J. S. Reeves, Union
City. The othei confirmations were of naval
Tbe list of nominations sent iu Saturday
was quite long, but most of them were for
customs collectoi-s, postmasters and naval
promotions. Tho following are those of most
James Tanner, of Brooklyn, N. Y., to be
commissioner of pensions.
James M. Sacl el ford, of Indiana, to be
judge of tbe Uui jed States court for Indian
Thomas B. Nellies, of Illinois, to be mar
shal of the Unite 1 States court for Indian
Edwin Willetfc, of Michigan, to be assist
ant secretary of agriculture.
Z. L. Waldren 1, of Kansas, was noniina'ed
for United States attorney for Indian terri
tory. Western t ustoms collectors: Charles
G. Edwards, of Minnesota, district of Minne
sota; George W. McBride, of Michigan, dis
trict of Michigan. Postmasters: Illinois
William C. Culii nore, Centralia; James S.
Neville, Bloomingtoa. Wisconsin James
M. Hibbard, Stoughton; Theodore
A. Burr, Lancaster; George D. Breed, Chil
ton; Robert F. Bebout, Rushville, Ind.
Charles J. Johnson, Tama, la.
Secretary Win lorn has appointed James
A. Wiudrlm, ol Philadelphia, supervising
architect of the treasury.
James M. Shackelford is a native of Ken
tucky, but has resided for many years at
Evausville, Ind. He is a lawyer of excellent
reputation. Hefrved through the war with
distinction, aud rose to the rank of briga
dier general Ee made himself somewhat
celebrated by the capture of Gen. John Mor
gan. He was at the head of the Indiana
electoral ticket, and was one of tbe candi
dates for the Re ublican gubernatorial nom
ination. Just before Presideut Harrison left Indian
apolis it was lean led from an unquestionably
reliable source tlat while iu that city trying
some cases Judge Gresham spent an evening
with President H orison; that all alleged dif
ferences which bad existed between the two
had been settled, and that an understanding
had been reached under which Judge Gresham
would be tendered the first vacancy on the
supreme bench. There is vtry good author
ity for the statement that the arraugement
made at Indianapolis still stands, and that
Judge Gresham will succeed tbe late Justice
Matthews. The ;udge is not going to have a
walkover, howevnr, as tbe frieuds of ex
United States Senator J. A. Cress well, of
Maryland, will push that gentleman for the
vacancy, and a telegram from Springfield,
O. , announces that ex-Speaker Keifor's
friends are moving heaven and earth in his
behalf, and that Le is backed by John Sher
man, Sam Sbellaliargar, Charlie Foster and
The fight for the position of commissioner
of the general land office continues active and
interesting. There are three candidates now
in the field ex-Senator Chilcott, of Colorado;
ex-Governor Stone, of Iowa, and ex-Congressman
Calkin , of Indiana. The report
that Calkins will be appointed was denied
by the president Saturday. Secretary Noble,
Assistant Secretary Bussey, and ex-Governor
Stone, of Iowa, are perhaps more closely al
lied by memories )f the past than any of the
new men brought to Washington City by the
Harrison administration. As war governor
of Iowa Stone sig led the commission of Gen.
Bussey as colonel of the Third Iowa Cavalry.
Secretary Noble was adjutant under CoL
Bussey, and by h im was recommended for
promotion over tl e heads of five officers, who
were his superiors in date of commission and
service. Stone as governor approved of CoL
Busaey's choice, and signed Noble's commis
sion as captain. '-The subordinate officer now
becomes the superior, selects his old com
mander as his ch ef assistant in conducting
the affairs of the interior department, and
both are earnestly preening their old friend,
ex-Governor Ston, for the position of com
missioiier of the g meral land office.
Among tbe mminations whk'h it is be
lieved will be sent to the seuate early this
week is that of 85 urat Halstead to be minis
ister to German". Halstead's friends say
that his appoint tient has been determined
on, and that it niay be expected any day.
The nomination i f a minister to England
is expected soon, but who the appointee will
be is something on which the prophets have
been unable to agree. There is a general im
pression that Cha mcey M. Depew will re
ceive the appointi lent, but there is no feel
ing of certainty a oo'ut that.
It it said that tba name of Capt William
M. Meredith, of C bicago, wiU be sent to the
senate this week for appointment as public
printer. A candi late for the post of public
printer recently 1 Tough t forward is Martin
Witter, of St Lot lis. He is foreman of Tbe
St. Louis Globe-D nocrat, has been president
of tbe Internatt anal Typographical union
and is said to post m all tbe qualifications for
tbeBlace. . A .. ' , - ;
The reluctance of Governor Ross, of New
Mexico, to resign has induced some of his
New Mexico opponents to adopt measures for
ousting him from office. His term will not
expire until April '20, 190, but there is no
disposition on the port of the New Mexico
Republicans to allow him to remain in office
until that time, and charges will be pre
ferred against him with a view to securing
immediate action. Charges will also be pre
ferred against Judge Bunker, of the Second
New Mexico district, and his immediate re
moval will be asked.
Tbe Post says: Over at the pension build
ing they are telling this on Gen. Black. Soon
after Secretary Noble assumed his duties as
secretary of the department of the interior,
he made the rounds of tbe different rooms to
familiarize himself with tbe general outline
of the work. In the corridor of the pension
office he held some conversation with one of
the lady clerks, and while they were talking
Gen. Black came along. "No one must interfere
with or delay the work of any employe of this
department, " said he, in his sternest tones.
Evidently he had not recognized the new sec
retary. Probably the oldest public functionary
now in harness is Judge James Lawrenson,
who swore into office Saturday the new sec
ond assistant postmaster general, Whitfield,
and has performed this service for all the ap
pointees of tbe department for forty-eight
years. Mr. Lawrenson celebrated his both
birthday Friday, and in October next be
will complete seventy years of service under
Tbe president established a precedent Sat
urday at the public reception. Among the
400 people who passed by him were several
mothers who were ambitious of having their
babies kissed by a president, and as tbey
passed they held the little ones up for the sal
utation, but the president was not kissing
babies; he simply took their pudgy hand
and gave them a, gentle shake.
The most universal southern candidate for
place under this administration is ex-Attorney
General Frank S. Blair, of Virginia.
Southern Republicans are pressing him for
solicitor general He has the backing of
nearly every southern Republican congress
man. THE NEW PENSION COMMISSIONER .
Believes In Liberal Care of Veterans and
No Rejections on Technicalities.
Washington Citf, March 25. Corporal
Tanner, the newly appointed commissione
of pensions, 'When asked what policy he
would pursue in dealing with the affairs of
the bureau saiik VI can best answer that
by quoting one of Gen. Harrison's remarks
made during the last campaign. He said:
'Gentlemen, it is no time to use the apothe
cary's scales when you come to weigh the
services of the men who saved this nation.'
It seems to me that that is a pretty good
motto for all the people of the United States
to adopt. If I were asked to define my posi
tion on this pension question in a sen
tence, I slum Id unhesitatingly reply:" 'A
pension for every surviving soldier who
needs one, and no soldier's widojv, father or
mother should be in waut I am going to
take hold of this mighty machine, and 1 am
not fool enough to think I have nothing to
learn of its workings."
"Are you in favor of an increase in the
soldiers' pensions f
"1 t-ll you frankly I am opposed to these
tl, t'l and $3 a month pensions. If you are
going to give a man anything give him
enough that he may realize he is getting
something. If there is an old soldier who has
got a claim that you are satisfied is a good
one, aud he has not quite proved it, my ol
icy is to assist hiin to secure that proof. You
may say that I am opposed to knocking out
soldiers' claims because of a technical short
coming." The Senate.
Washington Citv, March 25. Tho senate
attended to some uninteresting business Sat
urday, then went into a four hours' execu
tive session, and when the open session was
resumed, adjourned to Tuesday.
ROUGH ON A ROTHSCHILD.
He IroHt About 15,000,000 Fooling with
a Copper Corner.
Lonoon, March 25. As a result of the
collapso of the copper syndicate, it is
expeotod that at least four of the lead
ing English metal firms will be com
pelled to assign for the benefit of their cred
itors, unless something totally unforeseen
should supervene to help them out of their
trouble. In spite of the cheerful face and
buoyant manner of M. Secretan, the presi
dent of tbe syndicate, it is asserted in Paris
that be has beeu irretrievably ruined by the
venture, having been compelled to sell Ma
pictures and other valuable property to meet
pressing demands. It is also stated that Al
phonse Rothschild's losses through the same
channel will aggregate $15,000,000.
C.Rg- for the German Press.
IxisnoN, March 25. The German govern
ment will attempt to seoure tbe adoption of a
press law that will put a pretty effectual gag
on the press in that country. The law, which
it is said has already been submitted to the
Prussian landtag, provides that any journal.
Socialist or otherwise, publishing matter hos
tile to the government, its officials, or mem
bers of the imperial, royal or ducal families,
shall be prosecuted under a code laid down in
the act Some doubts are expressed as to tbe
ability of the government to pass the bill in
the shape indicated, but if it shall be passed
the lost vestige of freedom of the press in
Germany will be gone.
Fought a Latalng Fight.
St. Paul, Minn., March 25. The South
8t Paul distillery company, capitalized at
35,000, has succumbed to the whisky trust
Tbe concern was under the management of
G. W. Hioks, of Elmira, N. Y., and has
fought tho trust for a long time. This is the
last large incorporated distillery to succumb
to the trust
Obliged to t lee from Germany.
New Haven, Conn., March 25. Herr Von
Hortig Kruger, who a year ago was the ed
itor of tbe International Consolidated Press,
of Berlin, is now living in this city, and is
the editor of The Connecticut Republikaner,
a small German sheet Kruger was obliged
to flee from Germany on account of his con
nection with tbe publication of the diary of
the crown prinoe. His property was confis
cated and hir partner, Professor Geffoken,
was imprisoned for several months.
Three Big Breweries Sold. -Rochkstkr,
N. Y., March 25. The sale of
the Bortholomay, Rochester and Genesee
brewing companies plants to the great English
syndicate was dually consummated Saturday.
The three companies will be consolidated un
der the name of the "Bartholomay Brewing
company, limited." The total amount of
capital stock will be 020,000, and there will
be 350,000 in debenture bonds. The total
price paid for tbe three breweries was $3,204,
000. Salzman's Victim Some Better.
Newark, N. J., March 25. Mrs. Mutter
was slightly improved yesterday and hopes
are entertained of her recovery. There is as
yet no clue to the whereabouts of Salzman,
her assailant Hundreds of people visited the
Mutter farm yesterday, and some person en
tered Salzman's room and stole the shoes that
he wore at the time of the attempted murder.
A SjZOO.OOO at St. Pant
St. Paul, Minn., March 25. The plant of
the St Paul Meat and Provision company
was burned yesterday morning. The loss is
estimated at $200,000. The sausage house,
engine room, slaughtering and ice houses, to
gether with a large quantity of packed
meats, sausage and lard, were all destroyed.
The property was well insured.
Another Gold Furor.
Helena, M. T., March 85. Placer gold is
said to have been discovered in the bluffs on
the Missouri river, opposite Town send. A
man named McGiggan made the find. Nearly
everybody in Townsend has staked off a
, The Cholera and Yellow Fevor.
Madrid, March 25.-Cholera is raging
fiercely at Zamboanga, in .the Philippine
tfinri The last accounts report 500 deaths
from the disease. The authorities are in re
ceipt of advices that yellow fever is becom
ing epidemic in Cuba.
Strange and Startling
Curious Revelations of an Un
IT UNEARTHS A SAD ROMANCE
In Which Faithful Love Sheds a Soft Light
on Crookedness An Indiana Farmer
Tempta Fate with ltynamlta and Fate
Teaches Him a Terrible Leaaon A
White Cap (iang Makes a Dlaastrona Call
Bleached Human Bones Found.
Boptalo, N. Y., March 23. At the Amer
ican Express company's sale of unclaimed
property on Tuesday a toy trunk was sold for
60 cents. On opening it tbe purchaser dis
covered a large number of letters, and among
them notes aggregating $8J0 in value. Two
of the notes were outlawed just three days,
one for a small amount and the other for
(323. The others were pronounced good, and
amount to something over $400. The trunk
was addressed "Mrs. C. Merrilla, Corning
(Hotel opposite dep t)." The letters reveal a
romance. Many were signed Mrs. C. W. Mo
Allister, and that is the name that should no
doubt have been on the trunk, aud the reason
why it found tbe wa A" into the dusty limbo of
an express company's collection.
Mrs. McAllister, whose maiden name was
Miss Ida MiW, married C. V. McAllister,
at Reading, Pa. He ran a collection bureau
there, got crowded, collected money for peo
ple and did not iay it over, and finally
skipped away suddenly, leaving his wife and
creditors. The collection contained many
letters from McAllister in his absence, and
all breathed the greatest love for her. Her
letters to hi'n, of which she preserved dupli
cates, besiek a wife faithful in her love to
her husband through all bis troubles, and
she was always wishing to be with
him. McAllister, in his letters, con
stantly speaks of eluding Pinkerton de-1
tectives. Finally a letter told Mrs. McAllis
ter to join her husband in Harrisburg, where
his father lived, and where a borne was of.
fered them. Whether they ever came to
gether the letters do not indicate, as there
are links missing in the chain. Mr. McAllis
ter had an uiicle in Corning, and it is sup
posed she went there, and the trunk was
sent there evidently addres! by a stranger
who blundered in the address. The possessor
of the letters, John A. Ward, 191 Main
street, will return theni to Mrs. McAllister
if she is alive and claims thom. The notes
belong to him, as the express company can
legally give a clear title to goods sold in this
DYNAMITE DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE,
Or These Stick Would Have Waited for
the Head ol the Family.
Pkri Ind., March 25. An explosion of
dynamite yesterday afternoon in the resi
dence of Aaron York, a prominent farmer
living live miles east of this city, completely
domo lisheti the building and caused the
death of Mrs. York aud her eldest daughter.
Another daughter and a son were severely
but not tataily injured. Preparatory to
Monday's work iu blasting stumps York
placed a itinnlicr of frozen sticks of dyna
mite under the kitchen stove to thaw out,
and then went t) the stable to attend to bis
Shortly afterward a loud explosion oc
curred, and when the farmer turned to learn
whence the report came he saw his house
shattered to atoms, pieces of wood and stone
being hurled great distances away. It was
some time lefore the mangled Ixxlies of the
wife and eldest daughter were found. The
former whs an unreognizable mass of flesh,
and was frightfully lais-rated. The girl bad
evidently been killed by the weight of debris,
under a great mass of w hich her body was
found. v .
NOT WHAT THEY WENT FOR.
A Hand or White CapN Fiail a Man Who
In llunlnpsa from the Start.
Onancook, Va., March 25. A band of
White Cajis went to the home of William E.
Kellain, near Locustville, Saturday, and in
formed him thnt they had come to horsewhip
him. Without making any oral reply Kellam
rushed upon the leader of the gang and
knocked him down. Kellam's son, who was
a short distance from tbe house, ran up and
together with his father drublwd the regu
lators, who finally turned tail and fled as fast
as their les could carry them. Kellam has
been in receipt of White Cap notices for the
past three weeks.
Item Miming Seven Years.
Cvn berl ANn.Md. , March 25. Saturday J.
Schultz, who was climbing Hear mountain,
a mile north of Cunilierlim.l, came upon the
bleached bones of a man covered with a few
remnants of clothing, concealed in a crevice
among the iKiulders. The coroner investi
gated the c;iss yesterday, and no doubt
exists that the remains are those of John
Ho. lei, wbo d'ap)eared from the city on
March 21, is--!. Mrs. Hodel, wbo still resides
here, has no doubt that the skeleton is that of
her husband. She identifies tbe clothing as
his. Two empty tinlalielled bottles lying near
the skeleton give color to the supposition that
Hodel committed suicide. Hodel was the in
ventor of a wonderful clock, something sim
ilar to the Strasbourg clock, and traveled
around the country exhibiting it.
A ltrilllant Magistrate.
Princess Anns, Md., March 25. Satur
day five young men went to the house of a
voudoo doctor named Warden and gave him
a terrible thrashing with whips for having
assaulted a young colored girl whom hf
he w as attending professionally. The young
fellows Ktripied the clothing from the ne
gro's back and left him with a score of ugly
welts on bis skin. Warden swore out war
rants for his assailants' arrest, and they were
brought before a magistrate yesterday. The
magistrate lot the young men go with a nom
Will rut Ilia Saving In Bank Hereafter.
Wilkesbarhk, Pa., March 25. JohnNor-
ris, a thrifty Austrian, who has no faith in
savings banks, entrusted (1,255 to his wife
for safe keeping. She sewed I ho money up
in her petticoat, which she wore during the
day lime, and at nigut placed under her pil
low. During the absence of Norris from bit
home Saturday night three masked men en
tered the wife's liedrootn. gagged her and
stole the petticoat aud the money, and made
good their escoe.
Shocking Ieath of a Little GirL
Baltimore, Md., March 25. Little Fannie
Ray, aged three years, full out of a third-story
window of her home, at 1,514 West Mulberry
street, yesterday, aud died nu hour later.
The little one struck tbe pavement bead fore
most Before she died her head had swollen
to three times its natural size.
Fined 300 for Selling Cider.
Waterloo, la., March 25. Charles W,
Schmidt, of Ceiar Falls, was fined ttfOO in I
justice cuurt Saturday for sailing cider. He
was arraigned on six different counts.
Goinc; to See Her Danarhter.
Washinoton Cttt, March 25. Mrs. Ful
ler will start to Chicago to-day or Tuesday
to see her daughter and new son-in-law. Mr.
and Mrs. Aubery. Notk The young run
aways left Milwaukee Saturday and went to
the home of Mr. J. M. Aubrey, Sr., in Cb
A Sunday Duel in Rome.
Rome, March 25. Siguor Corveto, under
secretary for the war deartmeut, fought a
duel with Signor Cavallotti, a member of tbe
chamber of deputies yesterday. The duel
was fought with swords- and Corveto, wbo
was tue challenger, was slightly wounded.
The Hurirlars Got of S8.0OO.
. New York, March 25. Tue safe in the
establishment of Oscar Schmidt, a publisher
at 12S Rivington street, was broken into
Thursday nigut and $8,100 iu bank notes and
gdld stolen. The robbery has just leaked
out. There is no clew to the burglars.
. In a public school at Folsom. CaL, the
boys amuse themselves by discharging
firecrackers and howling like dervishes
during study hours.
HARR'SON TO BLAINE.
A Letter That the Secret ary-Eleot Left
Laying Around Loose.
New York, March 'Hi. The Herald prints
a fac simile of a letter purporting to be from
President Harrison to Mr. Blaine, which it
says was carelessly left by Mr. Blaine at a
hotel here while he was on his way to Wash
ington. The tatter is dated at Indianapolis,
Feb. 1, 1889, and is as follows:
Mv Dear Mr. Blaise: Your letter of
the 21st was received some days ago, and was
both in its tone and in its conclusion very
gratifying to ma I am sure you have read
in the newspajiers accounts of my life since
a sullicient excuse lor tbe delay in acknowl
Yours of the 2ith has now been received,
and I hasten to thauk you for your expressed
willingness to relieve Mrs. H. and myself in
any way you can. As to myself, 1 don t
think of any matter in which I can now avail
myself of your kindly proffered help. The
mail I now use sparingly for several reasons,
and as I will 1 in Washington City long
enough Imfore the inauguration to euable me
to talk fully with you 1 will not subject you
to the risk of a journey here unless it should
be absolutely nececsory. If any thifig should
require it, however, I will not hesitate to
avail uiyxelf of your very friendly o(Tr. I
thought I had nearly every thing settled in my
own mind that required attention before I
reached Washington. If the newspaper re
ports to-day as to Mr. Allison's position are
correct it may unsettle some of my plans. I
said to a friend to- lay that if all seven of
the cabinet oltieers could have bean found in
Alaska it would have promoted harmony in
the party iu the states. Maine, 1 believe, is
the only state that has had no protest to
offer. My health is good. I get out twice
a day for a walk a hurried run, to be sure
but it gives nie air aud exeroise. You
must not forget, yourself, that you will
need all your strength. With kind regards
to Mrs. Blame, very sincerely yours,
BASE BALL AND ROUNDERS.
The American Athletes Try Their Ilanda
at Both (iatnes at Liverpool.
Liverpool, Eng., March 35. The Ameri
can base ball players showed how to play
their national game Saturday to a crowd of
about 8,000 people. The base ball game re
sulted in a tie in five innings. Then followed
a game of rounders, the old English game
from which base ball has been elaborated and
improved. The rounders team was nVnde up
of a picked eleven from the Crescent, Unifn,
Cranmer, Crown and Derby clubs. The Amer
ican eleven was Spalding, Anson, Hanlon,
Pfeffer, Manning,Tener, Earle, Wood.Wright,
Fogarty and Brown. The Americans scored
14 runs in two innings and the Englishmen 10
runs in one inning. . Rounders is what Amer
ican bovs used to know so well as "Town
Tbe sports of the day wound up with an
other base ball game, in which it was Amer
ica vs. England, and the Englishmen demon
strated what tbey didn't know about it. The
Americas batted the English pitcher who
was Frank Sug the champion cricketer of
l.ancalure all over the field, the score stand
ing at the end of the game lu to 0 in favor of
THE WABASH SYSTEM FOR SALE.
A Decree Entered to Sell the Lines About
May 1 Conditions of the Sale.
Chicago, March 25. The parties to tbe
litigation over the Wabash system of rail
ways came to an agreement before the court
adjourned Saturday eveing and the result
is that the system will be sold on or about
May 1, a decree having been entered to that
effect. The nine divisions are to be offered
separately, subject to a sale of the system as
an entirety if a higher bid is obtained than
tbe total of the bills on the various divisions.
The divisions on which upset prices are
fixed are the Ohio, the Indiana, the Decatur
and St Louis, and the Great Western of Illi
nois. On the first named a bid is required
large enough to cover par and interest on the
first and second mortgage bonds, while on
the others the purchaser is required to liqui
date the first mortgage bonds. Consequently
to effect a st le on these four divisions a bid
of about $12,000,0iK is necessary. If tbe up
set price on these divisions is not obtained
there can bo no sale aud a new decree will
have to be ascured. The sale will take place
in this city.
By the terms of the decree the property can
not be sold for thirty-eight days. Ten days
irom me aate ot entry tbe sale will be adver
tised for a period of four weeks, and when
these preliminaries are out of the way would
be buyers will be given a chance. One of the
conditions of the sale is that $lO;t,000 is to lie
paid at the time of bidding on each division
as a guarantee of the genuiness of the bid,
this payment to be either in cash or in bonds.
No time is set for the payment of the balance,
but it is to l banded over w hen the court
calls for it ami l-efore possession is given.
Justice Matthew's Rcinaina.
Wahhinuton City, March 25 The body
of Justice Matthews was emtialmed Saturday.
Mortimer Matthews, son of the late associate
justice, and Professor Moffett, of Princeton,
his son-in-law, have arrived. Mrs. Matthews
has received many messages of condolence.
Among those who wrote or telegraphed were
Senator Jdniunds, Uov. Foraker, Hon.
Thomas C. Piatt, Hon. Henry Watterson,
and the wife of ex-President Hayes. Gen.
W. T. Sliermau, in a long letter of sympathy,
said: Tlense ax"ept for yourself and extend
to the children the assurance of my profound
respect for the memory of him who shed lus
tre on the profession of the army aud the law,
showing that they are kindred service, both
necessary to American patriotism aud citi
Want lo Open Negotiation Again.
Ottawa, Out, March 25. Tin Dominion
government has decided to renew issue of
fishery licenses under the modus vivendi in
connection with tbe fishery treaty negotiated
at Washington City last year. The speech
from the throne, read at tbe opening of par
liament, stated that Canada would revert to
the treaty of 1818. What caused the chantre
in policy is unknown, but it is reported that
the result was caused by the desire expressed
by the administration to open negotiations
i or toe settlement or toe fishery question.
In the maps ef Africa made fifteen
years ago river and . mountains galore
were pat down which had no existence In
fact. The" maps of today are none too
correct. . - ' ... - , ,
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-We sell goods at Lower Prices than ;ny
establishment in the West.
-We have One Price, and "Oiih pri.v (1I1V"
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-We warrant and cheerfully exchan any arti
cle, and will refund the money if tliooils
prove to be as not represented.
-We give you value received and mmv f,r HVelJ
dollar you may spend with us.
-We have the largest assortment aiul tl.e larger
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Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111
General Jobbing and Repairing prompth' done.
fc$Second Hand Machinery bought, so'd and rj air-d.
Adams Wall Paper Go.,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Pai-er.
OTainting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street,
near Third ATenue.
ONLY 2.00 A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO."
a bar tool ot tbs
No. 1722, Secorfd ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
and has now on haul
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