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THE raOQIC TBiayD AKGUB. MONDAY APBIL 1, IBB9.
THE DAILY ARGUS
" Monday. Afril 1. 1889.
UEHoriiTIO CITY TICKET.
For Mayor FREDERICK HASS
For City Attorney WILLIAM McBMRY
For City Clerk- HENRY M. ABEI.L
Fot City Treasurer WlbLTAM L. ASTER
Kor Police Magtf trite HBSRY C. WIV1LL
Flrat WH M. BITNCHER
Second Ward UAVID CLAM
Third Ward DANIEL CORKKN
Fourth Ward FRANK ILL
Fifth Ward JOHN PENDER
Sixth Ward D. J. SKARS
Seventh Ward J. E. LARKlN
DEMOCRATIC TOWNSHIP TICKET.
For Supervisor ".BASILICS WINTBB
For Asstatant SaperrlBorn,
JOHN W. ROCHE. VALENTINE DAUBER,
OBORGB JONE4. JOHN F. McKIBBKN.
For Aenmsor JOHN BAROE
For Coll :ctor PETER FRET
For J aft Ice of the Peace,
THOMAS J. ME DILL, Jr. B. H. KIMBALL
JAMBS E. ME IDT, JOHW FLANAGAN
Whitelaw Reid. the long haired
Adonis of the paper founded by the im
mortal Greeley, has been selected osten
sibly by Harrison as minister to France.
Here' is a man who was the mortal enemy
of the great Colliding, who followed him
with the ayengiDg wrath of a fcleuth
hound, who is selected to one of the best
positions in the gift of the chief magis
trate. The fine work of Blaine, of
Maine, is seen in this selection, as it is in
all the appointments made thus far. No
Conkliog men need apply if their former
predilections are known. For this was
Blaine, of Maine, selected and terribly is
' he doing his work.
The democratic ticket will be elected
tomorrow from top to bottom if the
friends of progress and good city govern
ment stand solidly together. Party
lines will not be drawn very closely, in
fact there will be more independent vot
ing than has occurred ia years. This
will especially be the case upon the head
of the ticket. Men who very rarely vote
a democratic ticket, part or in whole,
openly assert their intention of voting
for Fred Ilasa. The A nous, if it was so
inclined, could publish the names of
scores of well known and influential re
publicans who, for tomorrow at least,
will renounce party ties and vote as their
good sense dictates.
But the republicans say "we will secure
enough democratic workinirmen's votes
to offset our losses." rkre is where their
judgment is at fault. A caref ul canvass
of the city shows that Mr. Hhss stands
well with the laboiing clashes. He is
respected none the less because he has
acquired a good competency. They
know he secured it by hard and honest
labor, and is entitled to it. And, furs
more, they know that if be is elected
mayor he will accomplish more for the
laboring classes than McConochle, with
all bis boasted affection and love for
them; not by favoritism, but by sup
porting and sanctioning measures of pub
lic improvement which would create a
demand for surplus labor now awaiting
employment. Because McConochie
works at a trade for a living it does not
follow that workincmcn would be bene
fitted by bis election. On the contrary,
his avowed hostility to progression and
advancement, stamps him as an unsafe
man to trust with the powers delegated
to mayor'of the city. Public good de
mands Haas' election.
MrCoDorhie'a I.trrnae Iodge.
In its efforts to follow out the dicta
tion of the ''masheen" in "denying
everything," the organ of that self-constituted,
self empowered political institu
tion has put itself in a position to have
its future as well as its past standing for
truth and veracity, pretty seriously
questioned- Its attempted denial of
McConochie's double position on the in
creased liquor license question, together
with its garbling and misconstruction of
the council proceedings, is the most
brazen act it has so far committed. The
official record of council proceedings
does not show details of alder manic
action upon any subject: it simply notes
the name of the alderman makmg the
motion, and only reveals individual votes
when ayes and nays are colled for.
Knowing this, McConochie bad no fears
in seconding Alderman Hampton's mo
tion at the January 11 council meeting,
that an ordinance be drawn making the
saloon license $1,000 per annum. The
mayor was unable to determine the re
sult of the ballot and called for the ayes
and nays. McConochie protested with
all the force of "sarcasm" and argument
at his command, but the mayor put the
vote and McConochie voted "no"
against his own motion, recording him
self on both sides of the issue at the same
meeting. Tbeso are facts that cannot be
honestly denied .
Denying With a Vengeance.
It is understood that McConochie is
going about secretly denying that be
made the statement in the council either
in reference to the Citizens' Improve
ment association, calling it the "mutual
admiration society," nor the one with
reference to property below Twentieth
street, speaking of it as not worth twenty-five
cents on the dollar. There hap
pened to be a number of representative
citizens present at both sessions anxious
to know how the council stood on certain
important projects coming up and it
was at them that the Sixth ward alder
man aimed his attempted sarcasm, giving
them to understand that they were intru
ders on one occasion the street paving
matter being under discussion and an
other the purchase of the armory build
ing. Either McConochie's memory must
be very short or bis sense of conscious
ness and veracity has been completely
contaminated by his sense of obedience
to the "masheen" in "denying every
thing" Salvation Oil. the celebrated American
remedy, is guaranteed to cure rheuma
tism, sore throat, swellings, bruises,
burns and frost bites. Price only twen
ty-five cents a bottle.
In proportion to the population there
are more Massachusetts people ia the
state of Iowa than in Massachusetts.
SPITE AND THE SEQUEL.
Mallcieaa Attempt te lavelve Br.
Haaa la Leara Prareedlasa and the
The most contemptible piece of politi
cal malice and malicious spite that has
ever been perpetrated in a political cam
paign was the attempt made by John
Montgomery, Saturday eyening, to have
Mr. Fred Hass, the democratic candidate
for mayor, arrested for a violation of the
city ordinance in tying his norse to a
shade tree, a fact which the Union of
yesterday morning gloats and crows
over. Ia his complaint Montgomery
says that last Friday Mr. Hass
bitched his horse to a shade tree in front
of his premises at 421 Twelfth street, and
that the horse nibbled the tree and ruined
it. He further alleges that he called at
Mr. Hass' house and demanded the .price
of the tree $5 which Mr. Hass de
clined to pay, and he (Montgomery),
being indignant, entered formal com
plaint in which action he was strongly
aided and abetted by the "masheen."
Tha Union, in crowing over Mont
gomery's nice little trick, says that Mr.
Hass refused with so much "arrogance"
to yield to Mr. Montgomery's demand
that the latter felt indignant, and made
complaint. Can it be regarded as strange
that Mr. Hass should decline to accede
to the demands of a man coming at him
as ferociously as Montgomery did, until
he could investigate? Mr. Hass says
that he assured Mr. Montgomery that he
would pay whatever the tree was
worth, but that he would baye to in
vestigate, first, and see. Montgomery
then went off in his "indignation" and
brought the suit. Mr. Hass,
later in the day, drove up to
Magistrate Bennett's office, took the
magistrate into his buggy and drove
down to Mr. Montgomery's house. Two
trees were found to have been nibbled.
ut neither at all seriously simply the
bark removed in one or two places. Mr.
Hass knew that he had tied his horse to
but one tree, and he did not see how it
could have damaged both trees. He
told Mr. Bennett to appraise the value of
one tree and the magistrate did so, put
ting it at $5. Mr. Hass handed that
amount to Mr. Bennett and the case was
But the srquel came this rooruinsr.
when a leading clothing firm, to which
'indignant" Mr. Montgomery had been
indebted to for a number of years, trnr
nisbeed the $5 as partial payment of the
bill due. So some good came out of Mr.
Hass' "arrogance," after all.
That Cupprr Bnle.
Because the Argus didn't hasten to
deny some silly charges made by the
Union against Fred Hass in regard to
some copper work on the island twenty
years ago, it takes it for granted that Mr.
Hass swindled the government in some
way and continues to harp on the sub
ject. When the Union first stooped so
low as to attack the democratic candi
date's integrity and impeach his honesty.
Mr. Hass explained his connection with
the copper contract in a few words, but
not deeming the Union's accusations
worthy of reply, we paid no attention to
them. To ease the anxiety of the morn
ing sheet in this particular matter, how
ever, the A Racs will show how Mr. Ilass
defrauded (?) the government in the cop
per deal referred to.
The contract was to build a copper
gutter in shop "A" on the island, and
for that purpose Mr. Hass purchased
a car load of copper in Pittsburgh and
had it shipped to the island. The
character of the work required the waste
of considerable material, and Mr. Ha&s
took the scrap copper away after the job
was con.pleted. His compensation was
figured by the number of lineal feet
actually used and no more, the cost being
computed by the officer in charge of the
work. The scrap copper belonged to
Mr. Hass, didn't it? Then why shouldn't
he keep it if it was worth saving. The
government bad no claim on it whatever
and no sensible person would say it had.
But to show how the work suited Oen.
Rodman, at thai time the 'commandant
on the island, it is only necessary to add
that without any solicitation on Mr.
Hass' part be was awarded the contract
to duplicate the work in shop "B."
Will this explanation of the great
"copper deal" satisfy our morning con
temporary? It is the 'whole story in a
The "masheen" organ, in its attempt io
elect its tool mayor of Rock Island by
unfair means, if not by lair, has been
guilty of many deeds of misrepresenta
tion, but of none more flagrant and un
founded than those in relation to Mr.
Hass' personal tax assessment for 1087
and 1888. attempting, as it does, to make
capital both as against Mr. Hass and As
sessor Barge, because of the difference in
the assessed valuation of his property in
two years. Assessor Barge was inter
viewed by an Argus reporter upon the
subject this morning, and he said:
"There was considerable difference in
the assessed valuation of Mr. Hass per
sonal property in .1887 and 1888. It
was between those two years that be
went out of business and sold most of his
tools, horses, etc., and this reduced, very
largely, the value of bis personal prop
erty.? "As to te George II. Maish mort
gage," said Mr. Barge, "it does not, as
the Union asserts, belong to Mr. nass.
That gentleman was charged as
being the holder of it when the assess
ment was made, but Mr. nass himself
and Capt. f J. J. Parks also agreed to
make affidavit that be had nothing to do
with it; that it was wholly the prop
erty of the man to whom it was assessed
Mr. Maish, of Des Moines. He being
a non-resident, it was impossible to col
lect the assessment on it."
The proposition to change the name of
fiortn Dakota to Farraeut meets opposi
tion from those who think the name will
be abreviated into vulgarity.
In the German city of Frankfort there
is an old baker's shop in which succes
sive generations of doughworkers have
carried on weir iraae since ine year nov
Piled the Wrecks.
Brief Details of the Destruction
at Apia, Samoa.
LIST OF OFKCEES AND MEN LOST.
The Trenton Driven on Top of the Wrack
of tbe .Vandal la Death of Capt. Bchoon
aaaker and four Other Officer and
Forty-Six Meii German Sailora Irowned
Voder Hateha-e Comments on the Dis
aster Qaeoa Victoria Sends Her Con
dolence Fort nor Naval Horrors The
Harbor at Apia.
LONDON, April 1. Particulars of the din
aster to the Gon lan and American war ea
sels at Samoa have been received as follows:
The Eber waa blown ashore and struck tbe
reef first at an enrly hour in the morning.
She sank almost immediately in deep water.
Nearly all of the men, who were below, were
drowned. Wbeu the Adler struck, her masta
were shivered ax d her rigging parted. Sev
eral of her crew swam.through the surf and
were saved, among thera the captain and a
few officers. After the Nipsic grounded her
crew succeeded ia lowering boats, but six
men were drowned by the capsizing of a
boat in the surf. The captain of the Van
dalia was stunned by being thrown against
a gun and was washed overboard before
be became conscious. Several others were
washed overboard by the waves, while others
were drowned in tlmir endeavor to swim
ashore. Many of the Vaiutalia's crew clung
to the rigging a id the Samoans and others
on shore tried it. vaiu to rescue them. The
bottom of the W.nilalia was completely stova
in and the Trei ton was thrown upon tbe
Vandalia, wrod- Tbe Olga withstood tbe
fury of the gale for a day and a night, but
at the dawn of the following day she went
ashore. The oS cers of the Eber, with one
exception, were lost and with them seventy
six men. The A Her lost fifteen men. The
Niixiic grounded on a sand bank.
AN OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION.
Admiral Kliulwrly'a Dispatch to the Navy
Departmt nt The Death Roll.
Washington city, April 1. Full con
firmation of tin report of disaster to tbe
American and Gorman squadrons at Apia,
Samoa inlands, v. as received by the naval
office Saturday. A dispatch from Admiral
Kimlwrly, who is in command of the Amer
ican squadron, ir. formed the secretary of the
navy that every vessel in tbe harbor except
the British man-of-war Calliope which got
to s-a and rode out the storm had
gone ashore, the Trenton and Van
dalia bin total losses, and tbe
Nijwie tienched with her rudder gone, and
the chances apairst saving her. The Ger
mans also lew iwii ships, tbe Alga and Ad
ler, with the Ebe- lieached like tha Nipsic.
The American loss of life was forty-six
man and five oft! -ere, and that-of tbe Ger
mans ninety-six. Admiral Kimberly asked
authority to meet the exigency and full pow
ers were wired to him at once.
Tbe nam . s of 1 10 lost on the Vandalia are
as follows: Ottic-s Capt. Slioonmaknr, Pay
master Arms, Li tut. of Marines Sutton, Pay
Clerk John R iche and Quartermaster
Michael CasheiL Men Henry Baker,
tV. Brisbane. Frank Jones. George
Jorilen, M. H Joseph, John Kelly,
Thomas Kelly, Zi. Ktnsella, C. P. Kratzer,
William Brown, Michael Craigui, Benjamin
F. Davis, Thomas C. . Downey,
Magnus Ericksatn, S. C. Ghring, Adolph
Goldner, Getirge Gorman, Nathan B. Green,
Joseph Griffin, E. M. Hammar, John Han
chett, C. H. Huwkius, W. Howat,
Charles Kraus, Frank Lessnian, George
Merrauge. - Aylnier Montgomery, Thomas
Riley, H. P. Stolman, C. G. Stan
ford, John Sims. G. H. Wells, John
Mllford, Henry Wixted, Ah Kow, Ah Peck,
On the Nipsic No officers, but the follow
ing men: Georgn W. Callan, John Gill,
Joshua Heap, Thomas Johnson, David
Kellcher, Henry PontselL William Watson.
There was no one lost from the Trenton.
The ill-fated Vt ndalia bad a complement
of 2(K) officers and men. The Nipsic carried
ISO persons, and tbe Trenton, the largest of
tbe squadron, fit), making in all 800 officers,
sailors and marin on board these three ves
sels. The German oorvette Olpa, carried 207
men. The Adler carried 127 men and the
Elxir 67, a total for these three vessels of
Capt. Cornelii s M. Schoonmaker, com
manding the Vandalia, had a total sea
service of fifteen years, and an additional
thirteen years and three month onshore
duty, and about fix years unemployed. He
was appointtal from New York in 1354. He
became a midshipman in 1859, was made a
lieutenant at the outbreak of the rebellion,
and in lStf5 becan e a lieutenant commander.
Eight years later be got bis full rank as com
mander, becoming captain in October, 1886.
He was a member of tbe Ulster county fam
ily of Scboonmakjrs.
Lieut of Marines Francis E. Sutton was
appointed to the naval academy from New
York in 1877. He was graduated sixth in a
class of ninety s ix, and after a cruise re
turned to the academy for examination for
promotion and i Kissed second. It was a
mere accident that be was on the Vandalia,
as he had been aprointed to the Mohican, but
took the place of tin officer who did not ar
rive In time to join the former vessel. His
father is a resident of Rome, N. Y. At tbe
navy department Lieut. Sutton is regarded
as having been one of tha brightest and most
intelligent officers of the marina corps, and
his loss is greatly deplored.
Paymaster Arm was appointed from Con
necticut in 1864 and has been in duty on the
Vandalia since May, 1887. His family reside
at the Crawford 1 ouse. New London.
ray master s uk ra jonn nocue was ap
pointed from ilioii, Ji. X. lie was 20 years
of age and a man of athletic build. His near
est relative is J. Jiffery Roche, who is a poet
and assistant editor of Ibe Boston Pilot.
News from Satroa has to be carried 2,000
miles from Samoa to Auckland by ship.
and then comes a 1 through Asia and Europe
and across the At antic ocean by telegraph,
so that full ad via s can not reach here for
Tbe terrible ne ws created a profound sen
sation at tbe war lepartmant, and the office
of tbe secretary v-aa besieged by friends and
shipmates of those known to be in the
wrecked vessels Ul anxious to know who
were lost.' Adnlral KJmberly's dispatch
gave this Information. Lieut. Lucien Young,
who is himself almost the sole survivor of
the wreck of the Jl-fated Huron, off Cape
Hatteras, looked sadly over the bat of the
drowned and marked down poor Roche, tbe
paymaster's clerk, as an old shipmate gone.
One thing suggertod was that the war ships
included only a small fraction of the vessels
lout. How many merchantmen with their
crews might bave been swept out of existence
by the hurricane ould not be told, but there
was every reason o suppose that the fatality
wa much greater than on tbe warships.
This disaster is t be severest, so far as the
destruction of veals ia concerned, that the
naw Iiah vfit nTiiiiriAiioHft V rvt'Tn at ae
J J - - - I - "J - -
There have been instances, ho .awer where
larger numbers of lives were lost The most
notable of these ntival disasters was the sink
ing of the Alliany off tbe West Indies in 185a
neither the vessel nor the 800 persons on
board of her were ever heard of. In 1858 the
United States sloop of war La Vante went
down in the Pacif c jand was never beard
from. Not one of bar officers and crew of
200 were ever foui d. - In 1803 the brig Bain-
bridge went down off Capa Hatteras and
only one negro wi s saved.
The Monougahela was washed asbor at
Santa Crux by a t dal wave in 1867 and land
ed on the top of some houses. She was finally
launched and rew irad. and ia now in use by
tbe navy. Tbe Tataree and tha Frsdonia
were capaixed by i . tidal wave, caused by an
arthguake. off J be coast of Peru. Ths
Wateree was carried inland for a considera
ble distance and, strange to say, none of her
crew were drowned or killed. The worst
disaster to a United States vessel during late
years was the sinking of the Huron in a
storm off Curratuck beach, near Cape Hat
teras in 1876. Ensign, now Lieut Lucien
Young, was tbe only man on board of her
who was saved from the wreck.
Capt Thomas O. Selfridge, who ia familiar
with the harbor of Apia, was at the hydro
graphic office at the navy department Satur
day morning examining charts of -the
Samoan islands, when a United Press re
porter saw him. Capt Selfridge said that
ha thought the Harbor of Apia an exceed
ingly dangerous one. Tbe whole island of
Upolna, in which Apia is situated, be says,
is surrounded with coral reefs. Tbe bottom
of the harbor is of sand, which affords but
poor anchorage and none at all in such a gale
as that which destroyed the vessels. The
entrance to the harbor ia from the north. A
very heavy surf prevails Just outside the
coral reefs, and the water Inside these ranges
from fifth to seventy-five feet in depth. It is
Capt Selfridge's opinion that the hurricane
came from the south and drove the vessels on
tbe coral reefs.
"Fewer lives were lost by the engulfing of
the United States and German vessels at
Samoa," said Admiral Porter yesterday,
"than if a battle bad been fought for the
ownership of the islands. Asia frequently
tha case in that part of tbe world, the hur
ricane must have come upon the ships so sud
denly that neither offioar nor men could take
precautions for safety. My experience has
been that neither steam nor sail avail much
in such a storm, and the probability is that
the English vessel, tbe Calliope, was some
distance from Apia, headed for Sydney, and
does not owe her safety simply to the foot
that she had steam up."
Commenting upon the disaster President
Harrison said: "It is a very sad occurrence.
Loss of ships is nothing, but the lives of the
men lost is a public calamity. Sometimes I
have thought that possession of our imita
tions of war vessels is a misfortune, as it has
prevented our getting better ones, and we
are continually sending them into places and
on missions which hazard valuable Uvea I
think there will be no delay when Congress
meets again in our having a complement of
new substantial ships." A cable message
conveying to the president the condolence of
Queen Victoria was received at the British
Mr. Ed wardes, the British charge d'affairs,
accompanied by the secretary of state, wait
ed upon the president yesterday afternoon
and read to him the queen's message. Pres
ident Harrison expressed his warm appre
ciation and that of the whole people of this
country for the queen's considerate sym
pathy in tbe calamity that bad overwhelmed
the naval forces at Samoa. A formal re
ply to the queen's message would be made,
the president said, through the department of
A telegram from San Francisco says that
tbe excitement in that city over the disaster
is intense. A number or persons living in
that city had frlenls and relatives on board
the wrecked vessels, and there were numer
ous touching scenes at tbe United States pay
office when the names of tbe dead were
printed. Beu Davis, one of the men who
perished, is said to have wealthy relatives in
tbe east who disowned him for marrying
beneath his station in life. He went to San
Francisco after his wife died, and only re
cently shipped on the Vandalia
Will Doom Base Ball In England.
Washington Citt, April 1. Ted Sulli
van's dutirs as manager of the Washington
Base Ball club ceased yesterday. He will
leave about the latter part of the week for a
trip through England to see what prospects
there are of organising two professional
teams and playing alternately in London and
Paris. A well-known w asbingtouian is
backing the enterprise, and Sullivan hopes to
establish base ball on a permanent basis in
the old country.
Cleveland Lands a Blue Fish.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 1. A special
from Jupiter Inlet says ex-President Cleve
land and party arrived there Saturday. An
elegant dinner was awaiting them on the
hotel ship Chattachoochie, which was gaily
decorated. The w hole party boarded small
boats after dinner and spent the afternoon in
fishing. Mr. Cleveland landed a ten pound
blue fish. The party are all in excellent
Mora Trouble for American Ird.
New York, April L A special to The
Herald from the City of Mexico says: "The
board of health of this city has forbidden the
sale of American lard on the ground that it is
an adulteration unfit for use. Minister
Rubio sustains this action, which will be
effective throughout the republic, instruc
tions to that effect having been sent to all the
Mrs. Harrison Will Go to tha Sea Shor.
Washington Citt, April 1. Mrs. Harri
son has been advised by her physician to go
to the sea shore as soon as her health will
permit. She will take with her her daughter
Mrs. McKee and her two grand-children.
Mrs. Harrison has been confined to her room
for two days. She is still sufferiug from a
THE COMMERCIAL'S BLAST.
Richard Smith Continues tha Fight With
His Trenchant Faber.
Cincinnati, O., April L The Commercial
Gazette publishes the following editorial:
"It is proper to say right here that Mr.
Halstoad is not on deck and has not been
consulted in regard to this matter. He is,
therefore, in no way responsible for these re
marks. His appointment as minister to Ger
many was rejected not because of bis unfit
ness for the place, for that question never
was and never could be raised. He was re
jected because, as an editor, be honestly crit
icised tbe methods by which men were elect
ed to the United States senate."
The article then reviews the Payne case
and asserts that the latter bought his seat in
the senate, and giving the history of the
sending of the matter up to Washington,
"There it encountered tbe opposition of Re
publicans who were in the same boat with
Payne of men who disgraced their seats
then, as they do now and the investigation
was defeated. Had Payne been conscious of
innocence, bad he felt that he was honestly
elected, he would have quickly demanded an
investigation. This he took care not to da
He knew perfectly well be could not afford
than. He appealed instead to that thing
called senatorial courtesy, and he found Re
publicans who had been elected as he was
by fraud. These joined him. They could
not help it They were plainly threatened
that if Payne should be investigated the
matter would not stop there. The rascals are
"What The Commercial Gazette said on
the whole controversy was the truth. It
was the truth when it was written. It is the
truth now. Perhaps it was roughly ex
pressed, but it was the truth all tbe same."
"For this Mr,- Halstoad was defeated, and
for no other reason. There was no pretense
or objection to bim on the ground of fitness.
He was rejected by senatorial frauds be
cause he had the courage of his convictions
and was not afraid to tell tbe truth. The re
sult, therefore, cannot hurt him, but it is
bound to hurt guilty senators. Perhaps, too,
it may lead to a line of thought, that will
abolish the United States senate altogether
with its star-chamber proceedings, or com
pel a change in the methods of election that
will bring that body closer to the people and
force its members outside of the money infiu
ence. People would be startled to know how
many aeato in the United States senate were
bought with money, and how many seats are
"Payne thinks the defeat of Halstoad b
vindicated bim. This is bosh. To do that
would require the defeat of nearly all the ed
itors In Ohio, and of such Democrats as Al
len G. Thurman. But he is not satisfied with
this, and he promises, in order to a further
vindication, to be a candidate for re election
to the United States senate. He has a right
to do that. We dod ledly favor it. We dare
him to make that teti . - - .
"The issue for next faU has been made in
Ohio by Mr. Payne. It can not be avoided.
The defeat of Mr. Haktead was the result of
revenge. Vow let tbe people of Ohio demon,
strata the folly of revenge." .
A Pugilistic Farce.
Another of Those Many-Round
THE GEEAT FEATHEE-WEIGHT SLUG
Ike Weir and Frank Murphy Stand Up for
About Twenty Rounds and Then Stand
Around for Sixt The "Belfast Spider -Uses
Up His Hands and the " Birming
ham Lad " la Blighty tilad of It Dis
Chicago, April 1. At C:20 yesterday
morning tbe feather-weight prize fight be
tween Ike Weir, the Belfast Spider, and
Frank Murphy, the young Birmingham lad,
with skin gloves, for the championship of tbe
world, tbe cham
pion's belt and stakes
worth $2,500 to the
winner, came to an
nglorious fond. Tbe
scene of the mill
was Koutra, Ind., a
some sixty miles out
on the Chicago &
Atlantic road. In
ring parlance, eighty
rounds were fought,
but in reality the
men came together
in twenty-three, while in the remainder they
simply duueed or walked around each other.
By the time daylight had appeared the spec
tators were disgusted, and at 6:30 there was
a general exodus from the hall, the men
being left to dress themselves and follow at
It was nearly 1 o'clock when the special
train with its 100 ticket-holders and a score
of Finkertou officers arrived at the station.
The rain was falling in torrents, and through
a sea of mud, guided by a conple of lanterns,
tbe party stiggled to O'Brien's hall, on the
second floor a rndu frame structure. In
tbe center of the hall a ring 20x2J had been
pitched. Ko time was lost in preliminariea
Billy Myers, of Ktrentor, was named as ref
eree. Ed McEvoy and Bill Richards, the
sprint runner, seconds for Woir, while Mike
Daly and N illiam Daly,
Jr., of Boston, did simi
lar service for Mur
phy. Matt Hogan was
selected for time-keeper,
and at V-i-.'A Mur
phy stripped to the
waist, and wearing
black knee breeches ami
fighting shoes, vaulted
nto the ring. Five
minufes Inter Woir, in
green breeches, red
stockings and black
shoes, followed suit. HURPHT.
Time was called at 1 KIT, and the round had
barely commenced when Weir let out with
his right, and caught his opjonent full be
neath the left eye. First Mood for Weir was
claimed and oi mcedol Then Murphy got a
heavy neck blow and went to his knees with
third on the breast. Tbe round closed de
cidedly in favor of Weir, and in the second
Murphy s face and breast received still fur
ther punishment, t bile he went twice again
to his knees.
From this point up to the twentieth round
the Birmingham lad received almost contin
uous punishment, until bis left eye was al
most oompletely closed, with a heavy welt
over tbe eyebrow. His right eye was nearly
as bad, while there were numerous cuts and
bruises about bis breast V etr, on the con
trary, did not show a single scratch, and
looked almost as fresh in the face as at the
start, although be had received quite a num
ber of well-delivered blows on different parts
of tbe body. M nrpby's appearance improved
and his eyes aguiu opened under tbe in
fluence of a vigorous sponging, and he came
np smiling and gritting his teeth for the
twenty-first round. It was plain to be
seen at this jxiint, however, that some
thing was the matter with the Spider. In
stead of toeing the mark he kept bis hands to
his sides and jumped around to avoid the
rushes of his ail versa ry. For over an hour
this child's play was continued, Murphy en
deavoring to lead, and the Spider as stead
fastly refusing to put up his fists.
In the fortt-sixth round betting, which
had all along largely favored Weir, changed
around and $.VKJ to $400 was offered on
Murphy. In the forty-eighth round McAvoy,
who had let heavily on Weir, shouted amid
applause: "Both of you fellows are afraid
of getting knocked out. Go in and win one
of you. I ain t afraid of losing my stuff."
Still the same tactics continued, and half
tbe crowd hinted, groaned and shouted,
"Make 'em fignu" An effort was made to
change the fight to London prize ring rules.
which would bave compelled the men to go
on whether they wanted to or not, but it
failed. At the close of each walk-around
Billy Myers would tell the men in stentorian
tones that t hey would have to come together
next time, but vk etr sunp'y smued, while
Murpby preserved his stolid look. In the
sixty-first round Myers insistvd to tbe back
ers that the qien should get to business, and
McAvov then admitted that while Murphy
could not lay Weir out in a week, yet the
truth was that tbe latter s ban-.ls were gone.
In the next round both men got in a couple
of body blows and tbe walk around was re
sumed. There were shout to Weir to go
ahead, and the Spider responded: "I aint
going to give up the fight, I got nothing to
defend myself with, but I'll stop here this
way for a week." Murphy retorted that be
didn't propose to wind himself rushing
around after a sprinter. Spurred on by the
cheers and remarks of the crowd both men
went at it tooth and nail in the sixty-sixth.
sixty-seventh and sixty-eighth rounds, and in
each Murpby received a face blow, and in tbe
last a breast sledge-hammer, which almost
drove him through the ropes. It was plain
to be seen, however, that Weir's bands were
now gone, while Murphy's face was sore
enough to make him anxious to avoid any
further punishment Related efforts were
made by Parson Davies and the sec tutors to
induce Myers to declare it a draw, but be
refused, insisting that it must be fought out
rne owner oi tne nan, yj nrien, entered a
protest against the affair proceeding further
and was ejected from the building. Then be
wired to Valparaiso for the sheriff and a
posse, and came liack with the information
that they were en route. All this time the
men were dancing the various rounds.
Finally at the seventy-ninth the Announce
ment that the special train won Id leave at
once had the effect of clearing tbe hall, and
after making it an even eighty the principals
nastily aomiea tneir clot mug and left the
place. Weir's hands were in bad shape.
while Murphy looked terribly punished about
Myers decided on the train that the men
must come together and fight it out within
three days, but their backers replied that
their condition would make this impossibla
Meanwhile, under tbe articles of agreement
and the referee's decision, both the stakes and
tbe bets are locked up. The party reached
this city shortly after 10 o'clock yesterday
Before the train left "Bad" Jimmy Culler-
toga robbed the town marshal of his star. Tha
latter drew a big gun, but this was also
fiacated and brought to Chicago. The officer
was then told to run for his life. As the
train steamed out of the deot some of the
hoodlums discharged a shower of stones
through the windows of tbe Central hotel.
HE HOAXED THE BANKER.
"Hitro-Glyeerine" Curried by
Denver Bobber Was Cantor-Oil.
Dxmveb, April L "W. H. Clark, arrested
Friday on suspicion of being the man that
robbed the First National bank of $21,000,
and subsequently released after D. H. Moffat
failed to ideulify him, was rearrested and
will be held to await further developments,
on the eharge of being an accomplice. He
positively denies any connection with the af
fair. Clark came here recently from Grand
Rapids, Mich., where his father is engaged in
the. lumber business. , .
CUT Of rOLIMftO FRAMC
Will Save yon Money, Time and Labor.
Event Housekeeper Sbolld IIavk Qkb
aay lady can operate them.
For Sale By
I.J5 '.m-nitiTrri r 1 1 M-s
EEL IF". COIRIDE
He invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
Detectives, while searching a building in
the vicinity of the hank Friday, d scovered
in a hallway leading to tbe Zollinger Print
ing company a light brown overcoat, in tbe
pocket of which was a Liaded revolver and
the bottle supposed to contain nitro-gly-cerine,
which had evidently Tfcen thrown
there by the robber as he passed through the
building making bis escape. Tbe find was
taken to police headquarters and the bottle
and contents subjected to chemical analysis.
The deadly explosive proved to be simply a
bottle of castor oil. No other new develop
ments have been made in the caso.
Keriuord the Kates on Lnmber.
Chicago, April 1. The Chicago and Alton
road gave notice Saturday of its iu ten tion to
reduce the rate on lumber between Chicago
and Missouri river points to 10 cents per 100
pounis. The Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy promptly followed suit, filing a
similar notice with the chairman
of the Western Freight associa
tion. The present rate on lumber
is 16 cents, so that the reduction is a heavy
one. The reason piven by the Chicago and
Alton for taking this step ia to meet the
competition of the yellow jiiuo lumber
from the south, which of late has
been gradually crowding the northern
pine out of the market at southwest
ern Missouri river points because the
diffrence in transportation charges has given
it an advantage. But the result will prob
ably be a row. The Wisconsin and Minne
sota lumlx-rmen will be indignant and there
will be a great clamor for a reduction of
rates from all northwestern points.
Repudiated, the Farmer' Alliance.
Omah Neb., April L Tbe Nebraska
state senate has unanimously passed a resolu
tion denying the right of the so-called Farm
ers' Alliance to si)t in tbe name of the
farmers of the state, and denouncing the
rex-ant statements of tho alliance regarding
the economic condition of the state as untrue
in substance and in fact Tbe resolution de
clares the material wealth of the state to
have more than kept pace with the growth
of population, and refers to the large increase
in the number and value of the live stock of
the state, part icularly of improved breeds;
tbe well equipped farms and comfortable
homes of the farming population and their
John Bright' Fuueral.
Londox, April 1. A great throng of peo
ple atteuded tho funeral of John Bright,
Saturday, which took place from his late re
sidence, "One Ash," near Rochdale. The
queen was represented by Gen. Gardiner,
equerry in ordinary to her majesty, and
there were numerous distinguished people
present, among them Messrs. Chatnlerlain
and Morlty. The services were very simple,
being the (Quaker ceremonies, tight of the
workmen in Mr. Bright factory carried the
casket to the grave, and upon it were de
posited four fiorul wreathes, one of them be
ing from the queen, sent from Biarritz on
tbe Continent, and another from the Prince
Ieath of Major Reno.
Washington .City, April 1. Maj. Mar
cus A. Keno, late oi tue V. p. A., wno
served w ith Gen. Custer in the Yellowstone
Siom massacre, died Friday night at Prov
idence hospital. Maj. Reno, about three
months ago, liecnine afflicted with a cancer
on the tongue. The cancerous portion was
removed last week by Dr. John B. Hamil
ton. A few days ago erysipelas set in in tbe
right hand, and Friday there was pneumonia
of both lungs, which brought about his
death in a few hours.
Ir. A born Has Dlaappeareil.
Helena, M. T., April L The drawing ia
the Aborn House lottery, which had beeu ad
vertised all over the country to take place
Saturday, did not come off, owing to the
sudden departure from Heli-na of Dr. E. 8.
Aborn, manager of the scheme, on Thursday
last, which was not known until Saturday,
when the ticket holders here attached tbe
office furniture. Every state in the Union is
represented by ticket holders, and Canada
also bad invented several thousand dollars.
Admitted a Swiudle In Olaaa.
New York, April 1. At the meeting of
assembly ceiling investigating committee
here Saturday atternoon Frederick C. Wolfe,
of Wolfe Bros., dialers in glas. iesiini-d that
glass had been furnished tor the assembly
ceiling worth S3 a foot w hich s credited
on Snaith's books at (0 a loot. Witness con
fessed that there was practical! y au agree
ment between his firm and Snaitd.
Wa6HI!gto Citt, April 1 The seuite
put in Saturday in executive susM'n, and did
little business except of an executive charac
ter, the rejection ot M urat Halstead's nomi
nation being tlie most impcrtuur. A few
resolutions w ere passed and Shcrnibu and
Ransom were appointed a committee to wait
on the president ami sco when he could get
along without the senate.
Henry George's Campaign.
London, Aprii 1 Henry George ad
dressed immense meetings in Wales during
last week and everywhere met with an en
thusiastic reception. He will speak in Lon
don again this week beginning in Westmin
ster Chapel to-night.
Fred Dong-lass to Speak at Jacksonville.
jACX80XViLLE,Fia., April 1. Next Thurs
day is Fred Douglass' day at the tropical ex
position. Tbe venerable orator will be pres
ent, together with ar,000 members f his
The Weather We May Kxpect.
Washinoton City, April 1. The indica
tions for thirty-eix lionra from 8 p. m. yester
day are as follows: For Iowa-Fair, slight
ly cooler weather, followed Monday by sta
tionary temieruture: variable v. inds. Kor
Indiana and Illinois Light rain, followed in
Illinois by fair, slightly cooler weuther; north
erly winds. or Michigan and Wisconsin
Fair went her. preceded by light rain on the
lakes; Eiightly cooler, followed in Wisconsin
by warmer weather; variable winds.
lire Among Chicago Pork.
Chicago, April 1. Decker & Unrath's
packing bouse, 1st and 190 Fulton street, this
City, burned yestenbiy morning. Tbe loss is
estimated at f iO.tXKl, which is fully covered
by insurance. It is believed that the fire was
caused from sparks from a stove on the first
floor. - -
Death of a Theatre Manager.
- Vkw Yobs, April 1 John A. Duff, man
ager of the Standard theatre, was stricken
with apoplexy at the theatre Saturday af ter
Boon and died yesterday.
Furniture the Finest,
carpets tne Most
Curtains the Richest,
No. 1623 Second Ave
to call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures all 1
guarantees to be well made and first-class Give Inn!'" ?
" 111 i call.
Wiy You Should Deal With lis?
-We sell goods at Lower Prices than any thw
establishment in the West,
-We have One Price, and "One Price only"
which is the Lowest at all tims.
-We warrant and cheerfully exchange anyarti
cle, and will refund the money if the goods
prove to be as not represented.
-We give you value received and more f,r every
dollar you may spend with us.
-We have the largest assortment and the uTaMt
stock in the Northwest, twice and three
times as large as any of our competitor.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St,
OLOUG-H & KAUTZ,
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Wm. A damson.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
t3FSecond Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repair.
Adams Wall Paper Co,,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Papek.
sgrPaiutlng. Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIM ICE BLOCK, Twentieth Street. P Tclnul Hl
near Third Avenue. iVOCK Ibiaiu',
ONLY S2.00 A DOZEIST.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO, '
ana have some of the latast aoeltiea of the ean.
HAKEUER, Proprietor and Atu
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe
Floral Desicr.s furnished.
Telephone So. 1008.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups. Gravies Ere. foDrwH
'or NURSES with boiling; water a d. llclous BtW T
Is Instantly provided. INVALIDS w'" lt'"1 n rrllu
giving tone to tbe WEAKEST STO'I U II. Ouarantrti to
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up 1" convenient J
ages Of both SOLID AND FLl'IU hXTKACH.
SOLD BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IS ALL
fid catalogues address
J. O. DUNCAN.