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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Tuesday, March 6. 1889.
1EMQCKAT1C CITY TICKET.
For Mayor FREDERICK HAS8
For City Attorney WILLIAM McKNIRT
ForClty Clerk HENRY M. ABELL
For City Treasurer WILLIAM L. AsTER
ror Police Magistrate HKNKY C. WIVILL
FlrttWaM M. BCNCHER
Second Ward DAVID CL M
Third Ward DANIEL CORKEN
Foortb Ward FRANK ILL
fifth Wsrd JOHN PENDER
Sixth Ward D. J. 9BAKS
Seventh Ward J. B. LARKIN
DEMOCRATIC TOWNSHIP TICKET.
For Supervisor ".BASILIUS WINTER
For Aaslstant Supervisors,
JOHN W. ROCHE. FRANK BLOCK LINGER
GEORGE JONE4, MICHAEL O'CONMSR.
For Assessor JOHN BARGE
For Collector PETER FREV
For Justices ef the Peace,
THOMAS J. MEDll.L, Jr. B. H. KIMBALL
JAMES E. KEIDT, JOHN FLANAGAN
Election one week from today.
The democratic convention was delib
erate, harmonious and cn'buiiastic.
Fred 1 1 ass will be the orit mayor by
a large majority.
The republican bosses should arrange
a reception for McConocbie, and gire
bim an Introductioa totbe public.
McConochik's chief recommendation
is bis selection as alderman in tbe strong
ly republican Sixth ward, after being de
feated at the previous election by "Jack"
Toe republicans were evidently hunt
ing for a candidate with a limited ac
quaintance when they nominated Mc
Conocbie. The gcueral query on the
street is "who is McConochieT"
If tbe democrats of Rock Inland bad
prepared a slate for their republican
friends with special reference to weak
ness, they could not have selected a more
acceptable ticket than that rutmed Satur
day night. It hasn't one element of
strength or merit to commend it to the
voters, and atrange to say, the republi
cans outside the machine are more
outspoken in denunciation of it than the
democrats. As soon as the news of Mcs
Cnnochie's nomination got fairly around
town, groups of disgruntled and dissatis
fled republicans could be seen on
the street corners discussing the
situation and giving free vent to
their displeasure. Indeed no attempt
was made to conceal their true
feelings, and the numerous pledges made
to support tbe democratic nominee, who
ever be might he, would have even made
the machine man quail had thry heard
them. And tbe other nominations furn
ished no balm for their wounded feel
ings. In fact the expressions of disap
pointment increased as the nominations
proceeded, and not until the ticket was
completed did the full measure of the
folly of the convention dawn upon tbe
party at large. The dissatisfaction is
too pronounced to keep it from outside
ears, and many a democrat has been ap
proached and not only given a hint that
the democratic ticket would receive some
republican support, but in most cases
actual and -hearty assistance has been
volunteered to help defeat tbe unpopular
The ticket nominated by the demo
cratic convention last night is superior in
every respect to the one placed in nomi
nation by the republican machine. It is
composed of representative, clean-cut
men, who are not only strong in their
party circles, but enjoy the confidence
and esteem of all citizens irrespective of
party. Probably the most striking con
trast is in the two candidates for mayor.
Mr. Haas is in every respect better qual
ified to fulfill the important duties of the
office than bis opponent. A successful
business man of long experience; a man
of broad and liberal views; a progressive
and enterprising citizen; be would bring
that force and character into the
mayor's office essential to a proper
and healthful administration of the
city's affairs. Being retired from active
business life, be could and will If elected,
devote bis whole time to the details of
the office to which be aspires; be would
be mayor in fact as well as in name. His
would be what tbe city has needed a
practical, business-like administration.
The same judgment and discretion
marked the other nominations, from city
clerk down to the minor position of
constable. All the elements and inter
ests were harmonized into a solid unity
of strength, and the ticket presented for
tbe suffrages of the people bears no blem
ish or trace of weakness. It should be
elected from top to bottom, and, un
doubtedly will be.
Stats of omo, Cm of Toledo, (
Lucas Cotjhtt, 8. S. j
Fbask J. Cheney makes oath that be
ia tbe aenior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing buriness in tbe
citv of Toledo, County and State afores
said, and that said firm will pav the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every cane of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by tbe use of Hall's Cat arm
Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this Oth day of December,
A. U., DO. A. W. UL.JCASU.N,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acta directly upon tbe blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Bend for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
sBTSold by druggists. 75c.
A "Niagara in London" show is to
have a phonographic reproduction of
the real thunders of tbe cataract to sup
piemen t the pictorial attractions.
RWWIrk T. Roberta. M.D.. Examin
er in Medicine in the Royal College of
Burgeons, London, Eos., 'in speaking of
Bright's disease, says: "Death is usually
hastened by uric acid poisoning, serious
inflammation, bronchitis, pneumonia,
dropsy, or by apoplexy." Warner's Safe
Cure is a guarantee against fatality from
these terrible maladies, because it cures
the cause (diseased kidneys), and puts
the kidneys in a healthy condition, en
abling them to expel the poison or waste
matter from toe system.
DIED IN HER CUPS.
A Toaos Wauaaa Fona4 Dead la Her
Br Krasa Exeennlve Drlnkis)---A
trance Cane The Coroner la-
Coroner Hawes was called to the lower
end of town this morcing to investigate
a peculiar case of sudden death. Mrs
Emma Eifert, an habitual drunkard, was
found dead in ber bed in her little home
on the east side of Fifth street, directly
opposite tbe glass works. The deceased
was thirty-three years of age, tbe wife of
Henry Eifert, a laborer at the glass
works. She had resided in Rock Island
since 1870, and for ten years bad been an
excessive drinker. She was ia a pitiful
state of intoxication yesterday and went
to bed last night at 8 o'clock in a state of
helpless inebriation. When ber bus
band, whose age is sixty-two, and who
sleeps in an adjoining room, arose this
morning and going to the woman's
chamber, attempted to arouse ber he dis
covered her dead and a sleeping child on
either side of her. Dr. Bernhardt was
summoned and after examining the body
gave it as his opinion that she bad been
dead two or three hours, and that ber
demise was caused by paralysis of tbe
heart, the result of excessive drinking.
There was a bad discoloration of one
of the eyes of the dead woman and ber
husband said it was caused by falling
against a chair last Sunday while drunk.
He admitted, nevertheless, that his wife
was exceedingly quarrelsome while in
toxicated, that family rows of a serious
and disgraceful nature were not infre
quent, and that last Sunday be struck
her in tbe neck with a coal shovel.
These facts were all substantiated in
the evidence brought to light by the
coroner's inquest, and it was also de
veloped that she was an habitual drunk
ard, to such a degree that she was irre
sponsible at least, three times a
The jury, composed of J. R. Johnston,
Thomas Campbell, J. n. Cleland, George
Foster, J. T. Dixon and L. V. Eckhart.
after hearing all the evidence, returned
a verdict that the deceased came to her
death by "paralysis of the heart, caused
by excessive drinking."
Ietnle of Sir. Aognftt llerkrrt l.ai
Evealna; A Popular Citizen I'a-aea
The well known and popular citizen,
Mr. August Herkert, breathed bis lst at
his borne over 1816 Second avenue at
5:45 last evening, after a lingering illness
during which he had been a suffer r from
tbe ravages of consumption. He was
born in Baden-Baden, November 14,
1844, and when yet a boy came to Amer
ica. He enlisted in tbe Seventh Iowa
Cavalry at the outbreak of the war, and
after having left the service settled at
Moline. He was appointed deputy sheriff
by Sheriff Huesing in 1874, and at the
close of his term he was chosen manager
of Turner hall by tbe Rock Island Tur
ner society. He remained in that ca
pacity until 1898, when he became man
ager of Wagner's opera bouse, Moline.
A little over a year ago be purchased the
saloon at 1818 Second avenue and he has
conducted it since.
He was failing when he returned to
Rock Island, and on June 7, last, he sud
denly disappeared and was away until
September, having gone to Texas with
out advising any one, in hopes of bene
fitting his health, but failing in this, he
roturned home discouraged and disconso
late. For seven weeks he has been con
fined to bis bed.
He married Catherine Gluesing at Mo
line, twenty two years ago, and the
widow survives with two children. Otto,
in Los Angeles, Cat., and Tillie.at home.
He was a member of Buford Post, Q. A.
R., Oermania lodge. No. 6,. A. O. U. W.,
of the Independent Order of Red Men,
the I. O. O. F. and Hardegari societies.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock
Mrs. Ann Dunn died at her home on
Eigtb avenue and Nineteenth street at 8
o'clock this morning, of Brighl's disease
of the kidneys, after an illness of seven
teen years. She was fifty-four years of
age and has resided in Rock Island twenty-five
Calllalon at Mr.
Manila, March 26. The Spanish mail
steamer, Mindanio, has been sunk in col
lision with the Spanish steamer Visayaa.
Thirty of the crew and passengers were
drowned. The Visayas has arrived in
Manila in a badly damaged condition.
Both vessels were engaged in the local
Horrible Death of a Farmer.
Rochehtkr, N. Y., March 20. A special
from Clifton Nprinjr, N. Y., to The Post
Express says: Tompkins Warner, a wealthy
and renrwctwi (armor residing three miles
south of here, was found dead Sunday morn
ing in the bog-pen. Hu face hod been en ten
beyond recognition by the hogs. Mr. War
ner was 70 years old and very decrepit, and
It ia thought he slipped and fell and was then
attacked by the brutes.
Grant Skipped with the Cash.
FORT LaRAMIB, Wy. T., March 20. Jo
seph Grant, of Baltimore, came here three
months ago, and, with Charles Rosklug,
started a bank. They advanced money to
soldiers and oivilians at enormous rates of
interest, and payed well for deposits. Sun
day Grant decamped with over 98,000 be
longing to his partner and depositors.
Attorney General Webster Contradicted.
London, March 2(1 Id the house of com
mons last evening Sir Charles Rush!! said it
was absolutely incorrect that before Pigott's
examination had ended, or before that wit
ness Bed, that he Bussed called for, re
ferred to, or had any information, direct
or indirect tbat Pigott bad discredited
tbe value of his testimony. Webster was
entirely mistaken in supposing that he had
given to bim Russell five days before Pigott
testified, letters discrediting Pigott's testi
mony. Pigott's letters confessing his fears of
undergoing cross-examination were a com
plete surprise to him and his colleagues.
Webster said he had been mistaken about the
matter, but that it was not important, any
how. Pardoned by President Harrison.
Washington Citt, March 26. The presi
dent has pardoned Fred F. Bickell, of Minne
sota, sentenced Jane 6, 1888, to six Tears' im
prisonment ' for embezzling national bank
funds while acting as messenger. Also John
R. Brown, of Washington Territory, sen
tenced to one year's imprisonment Sept 8,
2888, for selling liquor to Indians.
The Seal Fisheries
A Canadian Statesman on the
EUSSIA'S OLD CLAIM SET UP AGAIN.
Maritime Nations Not Likely to Aeqnl
eaeei In Which Case, What ? Why the
Modus Vivendi Wat Revived Secretary
Maine Investigating an International
Case An American Editor Geta into
Trouble In Guatemala by Making Some
Ottawa, Ont. March 26. Minister Fos
ter, of the Dominion financial office, was
"What about the United States closing
Behring sea to fo eign fihing vesselsC
"It seems to bo required by law that the
president of the United States shall issue each
year a proclamation stating the conditions
of the laws which regulate the fishing in
the Behring sea. This has been dona They
claim the whole st a to the westerly boundary,
formerly claimed by Russia, but it is a claim
the maritime povers of the world are not
likely to acquiesco in."
Regarding the f isheries modus vivendi Mr.
Foster said :
"The government has come to the conclu
sion to keep the nodus vivendi for another
year. Last year closed with President Cleve
land's threat of retaliation, and we hud no
intimation as to v bat would be the course of
the iucoming president The modus vivendi
was kept in force last year with the co-oper.
ation of Newfoundland, and all licenses
granted under it expired at the end of the
year. The tishinf season will not begin until
the latter part of March, and there was no
necessity for action regarding the policy of
the current yvtr until the fishing
season comment i Negotiations were in
progress with tie Newfoundland govern
ment, and both w jre desirous of obtaining
the tone of President Harrison's message be
fore a final conclusion was arrived at- That
message contained nothing unfriendly to the
government, and did not intimate any re
newal of the strained relation. The govern
ment, therefore, cinie to the conclusion, act
ing in concert with the Newfoundland gov
ernment, to contii ue the modus vivendi for
the present year, rith a view to leaving the
way open for the reeumpt.on of negotiations
if any desire is found ou tbe part of the
AN EDITOR GETS INTO TROUBLE
And Appeals to the I'nited State to Get
Washington C ity, March 20. The state
detriment has under investigation the case
of John H. Hollander, and American citizen,
a resident of Giatemala, and editor of a
daily newspaper ttiere.
Hollander sent tlie United States consul gen
ernal in Guatemala a statement, barging the
United States miu ster, Henry C. Hall, and
some of the oflk-ers of the Guatemalan gov
ernment with rece ring $-J0,O(IO each out of a
fraudulent excessive issue of bonds by the
Guatemalan gover luient. Hollander further
swore to affidavits supporting a statement to
him from a government prisoner and em
ploye of the treasi ry In regard to the issue
of the bonds, aid that he saw on the
tooks of a firm in Guatemala a memoran
dum of a sale of $20,000 worth of bunds
on isocount of Minister Henry C. Hall. A
demand was madt upon the cousul general
for these papers, a id certified copies were by
him furnished the minister, who put them in
the hands of the Guntamalan government
and urged Hollander's prosecution. Hol
lander was arrested and put in jail He has
appealed to tbe stace department for protec
tion. The case has n t been fully investigated,
but the examination has gone far enough to
satisfy the department that the story about
the false issue of bonds is not true. Hol
lander's course as m editor seems to have
made him extreme y obnoxious to the gov
ernment, and theri is an impression tbat he
has presumed upon his American citizenship
to protect him in bringing accusations that
no native Guatemalan would have dared to
make. Mr. Bluii e will have the matter
looked into closely.
The Detroit driving Club's Great Stake.
Detroit, Mich.. March 20. The Detroit
Driving club has announced the details of
the Merchants' ai d Manufacturers' (10,000
tjfake which will be offered at the summer
meeting July Si to 26 inclusive. The stake
is open to trotting liersss that have not beat
en 3:24 prior to April 15. AU horsemen who
wish to enter horse mast send their names
and addresses to D. J. Campau, president of
the club, not later than April 15, when tl'JS
of the (500 entrance fee must be deposited.
The remaining $375 is payable in equal in
stalment May 15, June 15 and July 8, and
horses are to be named on the latter day. If
the amount of entrance money should exceed
$10,0i0 by less than $500 the excess will be
added to the stake, but if the excess is $500
or over a cousollda' jon purse will be offered
for horses winning no part of the original
Springfield, Ilk., March 26. Just thir
teen senators were present yesterday ' when
the senate came to order. Very little busi
ness was done, and quick adjournment took
place. The bouse sjent the time in a wran
gle over a misunderstanding as to the dis
position last week of Wisner's anti-pool bill.
which, according tc the journal, had been
ordered to he on the table. After an unsuccess
ful attempt to have the journal corrected the
chair put the question of approval, and it
was carried, when I otice of a motion for re
consideration was g ven, and the house, after
a lew more bills were introduced, adjourned.
Champion Chess Players.
Niw York, March 26. In the chess con
gress yesterday the first game concluded was
won by TaubenhatiJ, the Frenchman, who
defeated McLeod, champion of Canada, in
the seventieth move, Time of game, 2
hours. Weiss beat Burrill in thirty -three
moves. Blackburne beat Hanahanin twenty
six moves; time, 2 h iurs, 65 seconds. It was a
brilliant game. In the twenty -second move
Blackburne sacrificed his queen and an
nounced mate in four moves. Lipschutz beat
Pollock, of Dublin, who resigned at the
Sale of Chicago Times Property,
Chicago, March X. The Horald says the
lot and building of The Chicago Times have
been purchased by James Blodgett, of Min
neapolis, the consic eration being $340,000.
Immediately after the negotiations were
concluded The Titles company effected a
lease from Mr. Blod jett of the property for
a period of ten year i at an annual rental of
6 per cent, or $22,8' .
Oh, Certainly; To Be Sure; Why Not?
Paris, March 26. It is asserted tbat the
cabinet will shortly reorganize, otherwise a
ministerial crisis is inevitable.
The E t-Prealdent.
Havana, March Ex-President Cleve
land and party have been visited by both the
intendent of the beasury and the director
general of marine. The tourists started Sun
day for the Snnta llosa estate belonging to
Senor Mir. Ex-Pot tniaster General Dickin
son remained at tiie Pasaje hotel, being
slightly indisposed. He is entirely well
Thrown Thirty Feet in the Air.
Mxridkn, Conn., March 28. Owen Mo
Goldriek, ag.d .10, a id his son James, aged
20, while crossing tie railroad tracks at the
Cooper street crossing in a buck-board were
run into and both ki led by a train last night.
The men were thrown thirty leet in the air.
The horse escaped ui .injured. '
Will Start Thittr Boats April IS.
BdftaiX), N. Y., March 20. At a meeting
of vessel owners yerterday it was resolved
that the vessel own. ra of Buffalo, including
the line managers, n Teed not to start any of
their boats until Am il 15.
sin taking babies to a
THE raoOK TBEAITD AHGTTB, TUESDAY MARCH 26, 1889;
THE DEAD ASSOCIATE JUSTICE.
Funeral Sevloes at the Capital The Peo
ple Preaent Departure for the West.
Washington City, March 26. President
Harrison, Secretary Blaine and wife, Post
master General Wanamaker, Russell Harri
son and wife, Secretaries Windom, Proctor,
Rusk and Noble, Attorney General Miller,
Private Secretary Halford, Admiral Por
ter, Vice President Morti, Senators
Butler, Hoar, FarwelL Sherman, Payne,
Evarts, Morrill, Hale, and many
other senators, ex-senators, representa
tives and public men, were present at the
residence of the family of the late Justice
Matthews yesterday at tbe hour set for the
funeral services. There were flowers in pro
fusion displayed in the room where the casket
The face and bust of the deceased were ex
posed to view and presented a life-like as
pect On the casket were bunches of lilies-
of-the-valley. . A laurel wreath and a large
wreath of white roses tied with purple rib
bon were received from Justice and Mrs.
Field. The piano was covered with offerings
from friends, tbe principal one being
massive pillow of white roses from President
and Mrs. Harrison. On tbe face of tbe pil
low in immortelles was imbedded tbe senti
"Say not good-night, but in some brighter
dune bid me good-morninc.
The services, which were conducted by the
Rev. T. S. Hamlin, of the Church of the
Covenant, and tbe Rev. Dr. Leonard, rector
of St. John's Episcopal church, were brief.
Dr. Hamlin began with a short invocation
and closed with the Lord's prayer, in which
many persons present joined. The Schubert
male quartette sang "Jerusalem the Golden."
Justice Matthews' favorite hymn. Dr. Leon
ard read the fifteenth chapter of the first
epistle to tbe Corinthians, beginning at the
twentieth verse. Then the quartette sang
"Abide with Mo," and Dr. Hamlin made a
At the conclusion of the services the re
mains were taken to tbe Baltimore and Ohio
station, arriving there shortly after 3 p. m.,
and were soon on their way to their final
resting place at Glendale, near Cincinnati
On their sad journey tbe family were accom
panied by the following as representatives of
the supreme court: Justices Harlan, Blatch
ford, Gray, and Lamar.
A DASTARDLY MURDER.
Brutal and Cowardly Crime Committed by
a West Virginian.
Baltimore, Md., March 2tt. The Sun's
Charleston, W. Va,, special says: Informa
tion reached here yesterday that last Satur
day Thomas Woods, who lives on Don
nelly's forkof Mud river, in Lincoln eounty,
near Tornado postsffice, tnt word to his
stepmother, Mrs. AVoodson Woods, that one
of her neighbors across the hill was sick
and wanted her to come immediately. He
concealed himself behind a tree near tin path
to await her coming, and when she ap
proached stepped out and fired a revolver
full at ber breast, the bullet taking efTeot
just below the nipple. She fell to the ground.
To make sure of his work Woods shot her
again in the neck, and afterward dragged her
to a cliff near by and dropped ber over it to
the rocks below. Shortly afterward the
woman recovered sufficiently to give an
alarm, which was heard by men getting out
crow-ties, who went to her assistance accom
panied by Woods, who professed entire ignor
ance of the mat ter. She was conscious and
related the story of the shooting, accusing
Woods of being her assassin. When she had
finished her narrative she expired. The only
known cause for the crime was disagreement
between Woods and bis stepmother about
the division of projierty belonging to his
father. Woods is now in jaiL
Announcement That Will Worry the Pol
iticians John C. Xew's Case.
Washixgtun Citt, March 26. Postmas
ter General V." ananiaker yesterday announced
that, on further consideration, no more re
movals of postmasters will be made on
charges of offensive partisanship. As sever
al changes have been made ou this score,
tbe announcement is something of a surprise
to politicians, and is likely to bring about a
lively fight between the administration and
those who are wanting to see the official ax
work with celerity and neatness. Great
pressure was being broUgh to bear upon Su
perintendent Bell, of the railway mail serv
ice, yesterday, to reinstate in their old
places the Republicans in the railway mail
service who were removed and their places
filled by Democrats. The effort is to cause
these dismissed men to lie reinstated iu tbe
old places which they Lad reached by years
of advancement in the service. Mr. Bell
holds that as this service is now under tbe
civil service law those reappointed will have
to enter at tbe lower places, and take their
turn in working up to higher ones.
The charges against John C. New are a lot
of old ones to the effect that he defrauded his
brother out of $ JO,000 in the settlement of
the estate, etc. They were tbe subject of a
newspaper article some years ago, and the
writer was horsewhipied by Horry New,
Mr. New's sou. The charges have been
assed upon by the Indiana courts, ex-Senator
McDonald, of Indian, having been Mr.
News counsel. He has asked to be heard in
Mr. New's behalf, and though the senate
committee would have agreed yesterday to a
unanimous report in favor of New's con
firmation after hearing the charges, they put
it off for a day at Mr. McDonald's request
A delegation of the friends of Judge Sam
uel F. Miller, of the supreme court, called on
the president yesterday and presented his
name for appointment to the English mission.
The president, it is understood, told tbe dele
gation tbat Justice Miller could not be spared
from the bench.
A. D. Hazen, who was recently confirmed
as third assistant postmaster general, was
not sworn in yesterday as expected. Mr.
Harris, who at present holds the office, it is
said, desires to complete a term of t wo years,
and so Mr. Hazen will probably not assume
his new duties until next week.
THE COURT WAS DIVIDED.
DeoUlon In the Indianapolis Police Board
Case An Appeal Taken.
Indianapolis, March 26. The superior
court room was densely packed yesterday
morning with anxious listeners to the opin
ions handed down on the subject of the police
and public works bill passed by the legisla
ture and intended to place certain depart
ments of the city under boards selected by
the general assembly. Much to tbe disap
pointment of the Democrats the two Repub
lican judges, Howe and Walker, submitted
an opinion against the constitutionality of
tbe law. while Judge Taylor, Democrat,
ruled in favor of the new appointees. Judge
Howe, who wrote the majority opinion.
based his conclusions entirely on the
fact that the legislation was special,
and declared that "if tbe legislature has power
to pass such acts as these, it may also pass
similar aqfs applying to all the cities in the
state, and if this may be done it may abolish
the board of commissioners of Marion county
and of all other counties in the state, and cre
ate boards with power to construct, repair,
and control, all public buildings, roads, and
bridges and exercise all the functions now
exercised by such board of commissioners."
An appeal to tbe supreme court was asked
A Veto by Governor Hill.
Albany, N. Y., March 26. The governor
returned to the assembly last night without
approval tbe bill which proposed to extend
the provisions of the general registration act
lor cities so that it should apply to the town
of Fishkill, Duchess county. The governor says
ine situation in r ishkill is in nowise different
from that in other country cities and towns;
that it is freely charged that voters from
Vermont and Pennsylvania voted in border
towns of New York at the last election, and
mat the- law should apply to all cities and
towns and that the reform is important.
Tbe HMdhsm-OUmor Fight Postponed.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 86. Owing
to police interference the fight between Dan
nie Need ham and Harry Gilmore, which was
to have ooine off in this city for a purse of
$500 offered by tbs De Soto club, has been
postponed. It will jjrobably taka plaoe
within ten miles of here before Saturday.
Murder in His Heart.
A Bad Man To Be Allowed
AN ATTEMPT TO MUEDEB A WIFE.
Fulling In That the Brute Tries Bis Re
volver on a Policeman Devilish Means
te Get His Intended Victim Ont of
Dooms-Some Healthy Sense Uttered by
the MaffUtrate The Miscreant Leaves
C'onrt with a Threat on His Tongas.
Chicago, March 20. A young man, pale
and trembling, and very anxious to tell his
story, stood before Justice R H. White at
the Armory police court yesterday morn
ing. Behind hi in stood a score of women, men,
and boys. Ho did not look the desperate fel
low he was said to be. His name Is Joseph
Alcover and by occuation be is a tinsmith,
in the tinning department of Armour's pack
ing house. Sunday night he called npon his
wife, a sickly young woman, at the residence
of the Heaps, 291 Thirty-first street, and
threatened to kill her. For months they
have lived apart owing to bis cruelty and tbe
frequent beatings he administered to her.
Both are about the same age 22 years. The
door was shut in his face and
locked by Mrs. Heap, who ordered
the infuriated young man to leave. This
was refused and an attempt made to
break down the door. While trying to force
his way into the house, revolver in band, one
of the young Heaps Sam darted out of tbe
rear door, climbed the front fence, and grap
pled with Alcover, who cut matters short by
placing his revolver between tbe eyes of Sam
and ordering bim in emphatic terms to dis
perse immediately or take tbe consequences.
Sam, who is a wise boy of 18 years or so, dis
persed in the direction of the Twenty-second
street police station, where h made a state
ment of affairs as they existed when he left
home. Sergt Corcoran and Detective Smiddy
hastened to the scene just in time to see tbe
desperate young husband breaking through
the doorway of tbe Heap mansion. The yells
and screams of the women folks accelerated
their Mteo, and they were almost upon the fel
low before ho saw them. Vuick as a flash he
jumped into the street and drew his revolver.
Leveling it at Smiddy he commanded bim to
turn Iwok ami put up his weapon. This was
refused and shots exchanged. Alcover was
a poor marksman, however, aod his bul
lets flew wide of their mark. Not so those
of the detective. Oije of them passed
through the crown of the young man's hat,
carrying it to the other side of the street.
The second shot tipied his ear and made a
coward out of Joseph, for he turned and fled,
hatless, down a neighboring alley with the
officers at his heels. Two more shots plowed
up the dirt at the feet of the fugitive, who
did not slacken his pace until the sergeant
had taken a couple of cracks at him. Then
he threw up bis bands, gave up bis weapon,
The women, esjiecially tbe young wife,
were frightened badly, and it was only on
the assurance of the officers that the desper
ate man was under arrest that the door was
"He told me our lahy was dead, your
honor, in the hope that I would step outside
the door that he might murder me," said
Mrs. Alcover between her tears, as she
looked in a frightened way at her husband
"And be said he wue there for revenge,"
said Sammy Heap, who had felt the oold
muzzle of the prisoner's revolver against bis
"He put the revolver to the window-pane,
within a half-inch of niy breast, " said a
"Anl he threatened to blow my' brains out
if I did not let him come in aud murder his
sick wife," said Mrs. Heap between her
"My wife's brother and all her friends are
after me to murder me, and I protected my
self with this revolver," said the prisoner;
"and this officer tried hi best to kill me."
"I did," said Officer Smiddy, "when you
showed undoubtedly that your intention was
to fill me full of holes."
"If 1 were your wife's brother I would be
after you myself," interrupted his honor. "I
think 1 would catch you, to. Mad dogs
should always be shot down. You are very
fortunate tbat you are not now charged with
murder, for such was your evident desire in
visiting your w ifa You are fined $15 and
costs for carrying concealed weapons and $10
and costs for disorderly conduct."
"You are not through with me yet," hissed
the prisoner to his wife, as he left the dock
for a coll down stairs.
An 1111 1 Town Loan About All Its Basl
Clixton.IIIs., March -Jo. Nearly the whole
of the business part of the town of Kenny, in
Dewitt county, was burned last- night.
Twelve stores, most of them frame buildings,
ranged along loth side, of the principal
street of the town, were destroyed. At mid
night the tire was still burning and the eleva
tor was in great danger of being consumed.
The lire started in Merrimau's hardware
store, and, on account of the inflammable
nature of the buildings, the mansof fighting
it were in adequate. Tbe loss will be very
heavy probably $100,KJO and will almost
ruin the business interests of the town.
Illalne Ierliiie to I1hcum It.
Washington City, March 25. The Wash
ington correspondent of The Baltimore Sun
says the attention of Secretary Blaine was
callfed to nu article published in The New
York Herald, in which was published a let
ter alleged to have been written by Gen.
Harrison to Mr Blaine under date of Feb. 1,
1859. "1 have seen the publication in The
Herald," said the secretary of state, "but I
have not a word to say about the article not
a syllable." Mr. Blaine would say no more.
McCaffrey Winn a Foot Kace.
New York, March 20. An impromptu
foot race took place last evening between
Dominick , McCaffrey, the pugilist, and Ed
Turner, a well-known sporting man of Phila
delphia. The party of theatrical and sport
ing men who were in McCaffrey's saloon when
Turner challenged Dominick went with the
coutrstauts to Irving place, where 100 yards
were measured off in the street, and the men
made a gallant sprint McCaffrey won bv
three feet, as dH-ided by Referee Gus Heck
ler. The wager, a basket of wine, was at
qnce paid by Turner, and the boys helped
A Fatal Remedy for Sciatica.
St. Stephen, N. B., March UtVMrs Mc
Gregor, wife of the Rev. Dr. McGregor
a Baptist minister of Buffalo, was burned to
death at St Lawrence station Sunday niirht
Mrs. McGregor came borne last fall to spend
the winter with ber parents, and being
troubled with sciatica tried many remedies.
The only one which gave her any relief was
kerosene, and while applying that remedy
near an open fire-place her clothing- caueht
fire, -every shred of which was burned, leav
ing the body in a frightful condition. Her
sister, in attempting to extinguish the flames,
was badly burned.
Latest Sowdarw-Turner Murder.
Pinkvillk, Ky., March 25. The very
latest murders that mark the progress of the
Sowders-Turner feud took place yesterday.
Alvis Turner and Jeff King met James
Burch in tbe highroad and Turner fired at
Burch, the ball striking his gun. Burch then
replied with his W incbester, kilbug Turner.
Jeff King then killed Burch.
The Strike at Fall Klver.
FaIJL River, Ms.ss., March 20. The strike
situation is practically unchanged. A few
weavers returned to work yesterday, but not
so many as the manufacturers had expected.
and not so many as to weaken the ranks of
the strikers. Contributions are beging to ar
rive in response to the appeal of the strikers
Fred Wiebens, of Hartwell, Ga.. will
tart in Hay for a bicycle trip inroQh
Europe, -Asia and Africa.
out o Kxmwe iww.
Will Save yon Money, Time and Labor.
Evbrt HovsEKtarsa Should Uavx Umj
any lady can operate them.
For Sale By
which he invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
The German government has given an or
der for 8(1,000 swords "of a new pattern."
Tbe English Liberals are going to banquet
Parnell at the National Liberal club, April
It is expected that Ward, the former New
York short-stop, will play with the Wash
ington club this season.
Lord Hartingtou dined with Lord Salis
bury Monday, when tbe two statesmen had a
long conversation on political matters.
Commercial interests all over the isthmus
are reported as being virtually wrecked by
the stoppage of work on the Panama canal
Twenty-five head of "lumpy-jawed" cattle
were killed at the Chicago stock yards Mon
day by order of tbe Illinois state veterinarian.
The have ball game played at Belfast, Ire
land, Monday, bet ween the All-Americas and
the Chicagos resulted in a victory for the
All-Americas by a score of 9 to 8.
A dispatch from Cheboygan, Mich., states
that the ice in the straits has lngun to move,
and that steamers can get through. The
straits did not open last year till May 5.
The lease of the Wisconsin Central lines to
tbe Northern Pacific company is admitted by
the officials of the first-namod corporation in
Chicago, but is denied by tbe officers of the
company in the eat.
Tbe New York assembly Monday rejected
tbe woman's municipal suffrage bill ayes,
56; mvs, 43 not the necessary two-thirds in
the affirmative. There were many women
present in tbe galleries.
Jack H. Gibson, of England, has chal
lenged Harry Bethune, of America, to run
75, 100 or 125 yards for from $100 to $2,500,
the race to take place in Detroit, Philadel
phia, Pittsburg or Cleveland. If Betbude de
clines, the offer for 75 yards is open to the
John Teemer, having offered to row a series
of races of three, four and five miles with any
man in the world, Gaudaur preferred, for $500
on each race, Gaudaur's backer, J. A. St.
John, has accepted the challenge on behalf of
his man, provided the distances are made
two, three and four miles.
DRAWING THE RACE LINE.
A New York Club HcJrcU a Hebrew Can
didate. New York, March 26. Oscar Straus, min
ister to Turkey, had been proposed as a mem
ber of the Manhattan club, but at the election
Thursday nit;ht he was rejected, two black
balls being cast against him. The matter it
creating some feeling. Two brothers of Mr.
Strauss are members of the club, and the
only reason known for the minister's rejec
tion is that some members of the club think
the time has come to draw the line against
Hebrews. Since Mr. Strauss was appointed
minister to Turkey several of his race have
joined the club, apparently being attracted
to it because of its representative Democratic
character, as the apiointment of Mr. Strauss
to such a high position caused grateful feel
ings towards Mr. Cleveland's party. It is a
curious coim-idenee that ex-President Cleve
land was admitted to membership on the
very night that Mr. Strauss was blaektiaUed.
I)ied at HI Post or Duty.
Rochester, N. Y., March 2d. Levi Lewis,
one of the oldi-t engineers on tbe western
division of th? New York Central railroad,
died on his engine near Chili station last even
ing. His fireman noticed him bending over,
and spoke to bim. Receiving no reply, he
found that. Lewis was dead. Heart trouble
was tbe proliable cause.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington Citv, March 26. The Indica
tions for thirty-fix hours from 8 p. m. yester
day are as follows: For Iwa Fair, slightly
cooler weather; northerly winds. For Indiana,
Illinois, Michigan aud Wisconsin Fair weath
er, followed in Michigan by light rain: slight
ly warmer, followed in Wisconsin by cooler
weather; vaiiahle winds.
t'BicAGC March SS.
On the board of trade to-day quotations were
as follows: Wheat No. s May, opened $l.u&,
closed $1.01; June. iened !c. closed !bc;
July, opened Wlfce, closed 74c. Corn
No. t May. opened i&c, closed 3.'4vc;
June, otMied a.'4j-, closed 8r'H-o; July,
otieued tiic, closed Uit-Vjic. Oava o. x May,
opened :?"-. dosed tc; June, opened and
riawui u' : .1 11 1 v ottrntHl . c1mm1 Shl-a.
I'ork-.MHy. opened li(V, closed $12.35: Juue,
oikmkhi tu: a.-;, clone l iiz.w, July, opened
$12.75, closed fl-'.SO Lard May, opened
$7.15, closed t'.teii.
The Cnion stock yards report the fnllowinr
paices: Hogs Market ojiened active and
firm; prices S&lOc higher; light grades. $4.(4
4j5.U; rough packing. t4.7U: 4.8H; mixed
lots, $4.8 tt5 0t; heavy pack ng aud shipping
lots, j4.ijiiii.ir.-1. (attle-btronicer; bevt-s,
$lt'0a4.tW, hulk, f8.4UiH.WJ. tow, Sl.Tfet&UJ:
atockors and feeders. r-.40J.). bheep
Btronic: muttons, J-l.4Ui&5.wt-, . esieru. l4.aJ
4.70;, lam us, fc4.uUti.WJ.
Producer Butter fancy Klgin creamery. 23
Q2Sc per lb: Uaries in linos, 1 i t-'AJc. w. king
stock, ltfJ4c. Lggs Strictly fresh laid. lj,
Ucperdoz. Dressed poultry Chickens, luio
per lb; roosters, je: turkeys, UtffcWc: ducks, Uftfcj
lie: geese. iti.uOI.O'i per dox. Potatoes Choise
Bur banks, ajr.Woc per ha; Beauty of Hebron, ii
(2&c; Lariy hose. VAjHc: sweet potatoes, $1.75
tf-& per bbl. , Apples Choice greening. $1.40
UXuU per bbl: poor lots, 76c&l.UU. Cranber
ries, boil and bugle, $d.uOg$0.Oj per bbL
New York, March 25.
Wheat Irregular; No. 1 red state, $1.03;
No. t do, t&r. No. Z red winter April,
80c: do May, Sl?e; June. -c Corn
. . .wv, nikroa,
3c; ApriL 42J$c; do May. 43c. Oats-Quiet;
isw. i nuiie, .c; io. s ao, iS5e ro. z mixed
March, 3c: do April. 61; do May, SuUe.
Rye Dull. Barley NomiuaL Pork DuU:
new mess, $13.'OajW.4o. Kara -Quiet; April,
$7.40 May, J.4.I June, $7.44
Live Stock: Cattle Trading slow bus prices
firm: vprv i ommoii tn -.. KntA- ...
$8.5034.70 V luo lbs: hulls. $253.0O. bheep
kuu uuon jjuii ana earner, with a slow
trade; unshorn sheep, $4.4oft5..rj0 y KJU ts; an.
shorn yearling lambs, $St2ai7 Jia. Hogs-Re.
ported steady; 5.1o&j.45.
Ray Upland prairie, $7fc8.
BUy Tlmotoy new $7S.U0.
Hay Wild, $B.ooa$ M
Potaloe rt15c .
nnti oft lie : ham M.on:
Cord Wood -Oak, $4.15; Hickory, $..
8trsw-$6.00: baled $8.00.
A young dandy recently appeared in
Piccadilly .London, in a costume of lavs
ender trousers, patent leather shoes and
short jacket of sealskin. The effect
Furniture the Finest,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Bichest,
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-We eell goods at Lower Prices tl.an ;ny other
establishment in the West.
-We have One Price, and "Ore- prjfv hlv..
which is the Lowest at all times.
-We warrant and cheerfully exvh,. anyarti
cle, and will refund the money if th oods
prove to be as not represented.
-We give you value received and i..,v f.,r(.Vt.,y
dollar you may spend with n.
-We have the largest assortment and tlu larpvst
stocK in the JNort Invest, f.vire and three
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115 and 117 West Second St..
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
tSecond Hand Machinery bought, so'd and r-i':in-tl.
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
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300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Papeh.
Painting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
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near Third Avenue.
ONLY &2.00 A. DOZEN.
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