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THE fHOCK TSIDLND AKUUU. THUKSflAY APK1X 4, 1889,
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thursday, April 4, 1889.
TO ho Kraliy Laat.
The appended paragraph is ia from the
"masheen" sheet of this morning and
wbat of it is not folly, ia absolutely false:
Mr. McConocble'a majority ia small
but all sufficient. It would have been
much larger but for a trick that aome of
tbe democratic poll-workers practiced on
German voters who are not accustomed
to reading names in Roman capital let
ters. They found that Mr. Joseph L.
Haas, tbe republican nominee for city at
torney, was widely popular with his fellow-countrymen
(aa well as citizens of
all nationalities) and after asking a man
if ha wanted to vote for Haaa and re
ceiving an affirmative answer, would
ahow the "Haas" on tbe democratic
ticket. Mr. Haas estimates that he lost
150 direct votes, making a difference of
800 in bis msjority, by this sharp prac
tioe. And McConocbie and every repub
lican candidate on tbe city ticket was
similarly defrauded and Magistrate Ben
nett undoubtedly lost his election by It.
The truth is that Mr. J. L. Haas
really galned-at Mr. Fred Ilaas' expense
as a new count which will most surely be
demanded, will show. It is exceed
ingly doubtful if Mr. J. L. Haaa
made any aucb silly statement as the
Lnion attributes to him about his losing
ISO votes by bis name having been taken
for tbat of Mr. Fred Hass.
As to the statement tbat Bobby Bennett
lost his election by similar misunderstand
ing, it can only be aaid that.it is too utter
ly ridiculous to comment upon. The trou
ble with Bennett's defeat was, tbat there
was entirely too good an understanding.
Hlda for mi Ariuorni I Winli I p.
Washington City, April 4 Bids for the
construction of the armored coast-defense
vessel provided for by congress were opened
at the nary department yesterday. Cramp
&8ons, of Philadelphia, bid $1,014,000; the
Union Iron work, of Han Francisco, $1,629,
50; N. F. Palmor & Co., of New York, $1,-
090,000. Tbe vessel is to l feet long, 50
feet broad, 4,4 O torn displacement She will
be protected by a belt of stel armor IB inches
thick over the engine, boilers ami maga
zines, and 8 inches thick forward aud aft
The engines are to Lave .1,400 borse power.
A Newspaper Man lilneds to Death.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 4. Henry W.
Pageulropf, night editor of The Sentinel, died
suddenly lat uiglit He had suffered with a
varicom vein on the left leg for some time,
wbii'b suddenly ruptured while be was at
work, and on his way home he dropped dead
In the street Irora the low of blood, tie bad
been in tbe employ of The Sentinel company
for twonty-two years mvl bad worked his
way up from the pon turn of "devil. " He
wait 4 ' years old nnd single.
Madison, Wis., April 4 Tho senate yes
terduy parsed a lot of bill, u in on 5 ihem the
following: Punishing administrators, etc.,
for nmlcin; false returns to assessors; dispos
ing of surplus contributions for charities,
et-. ; prohibiting cock fl-hts and dog fights;
to pay chaplains of the legislature $13 each
tr prayers; legalizing business transacted by
secular societies ou Sun-lav. Tim bouse
passed the following among others: Requir
ing barlied-wire fem-t-s to txi pig-tight; mak
ing cable and electric railways liable for tax
ation; reducing in ten- t on fruit fund loans
to 6 per cent. ; permitting court to allow di
vorced women to take their former namee; to
levy special taxes for indigent veterans and
BpOixopiKLn, UK. April 4 Eighteen sen
ators faced tim chnir when the state senate
was called to order yesterday. A couple of
hills were introduced, one changing the time
for holding supreme court sessions. The
house had less than a quorum present, and
the stock yards bill was made s)cial order
for April tt. An an attempt to get up the
telephone bill failed. Tn general game law
came up and Phili ps movi'd to strike out the
enacting cluuse Ul-uii-o the bill prohibited
hunting on Sunday, and thut was the only
day tbe poor man had. A vote to table tbe
motion had a big majority, but no quorum.
Mtlle ITollt In This .Steal.
Totonto, Out., April 4 John -. West,
the New Orlenns embezzler, yesterday morn
ing consented to give up the money stolen
from his employer CbarlM FVnuney, and the
charge of having brought stolen money into
Canada was withdrawn. West was then re
leased. The money will l sent back to New
The Chnrleston's lialtory.
Baltimore, April 4 The American's spe
cial from Annapolis snys: The ten six-inch
guns for the Charleston, now fitting out at
nan rrancisco, are now lying ou the aoa wall
of tbe Navnl academy. These guns have
been tested and were not found wanting.
Tbey will be shipped to-day to San Fran
cisco. Adopting- the "American Plan."
Loitnos, April 4. The American plan of
monopolizing the production and sale of
marketable commodities has spread to Ire
laud, nn enormous whisky trust having been
formed in Dublin. It is understood that tbe
capital involved in the pool is all Irish.
A Ilunt for Old Tlibles.
Lord Dopotoun recently discovered acci
dentally, In tbe library of his country man
sion, a copy of the famous Mazarin Bible,
which he has since sold for nearly 4,000. All
toe impecunious peers in this kingdom are
now overhauling their libraries, in the hope
of making an equally valuable find. The
Dake of Marlborough caunot join in the
hunt, as be sold tbe Blonhoim library long
since, as well as tho ancestral pictures. Lon
don Cor. Pittsburg Dispatch.
South Carolina always hangs a murderer
In public, and she defies any one to find
spectator of any hanging who has subse
quently token human life. She claims that
very execution makes a profound impression
of the vengeance of tbe law.
Despite the fact that women lace, wear
thin shoes and expose their health in a dozen
other ways, the average of longevity of the
female sex is increasing. It is doubtless due
to their obstinacy.
Stats of Ohio, Cmr of Toledo, (
Lucas Couitty, 8. 8.
Fbask J. Cheney makes oath tbat be
Is tbe 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 pav the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and-every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarkh
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appetite poor, kiilneys and liver torpid,
and whole system liable to be prostrated
by disease but get yourself into good
condition, and ready for the changing
and warmer weather, by taking Hood's
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purifying tbe blood, giving an appetite,
and for a general spring medicine.
Mixed Little Middy.
She Tackles Too Many T rkets
for Her Size.
THE fcS r LT A DOUBTFUL ELECTION
Davis, Ueinocrat, Leads, bat the Decision
Goes to U Legislature, Which. Is Close
The New Voters Senator Farwell on
Civil fcerviee Kefonfl A Democrat on
the Baee Question President Harrison's
Southern Policy An Office Declined.
Providence, It. L, April 4. The returns
up to 11 o'clock last night indicate a plural
ity for Davis, Dem., for governor, but tbe
election will probably not be decided by yes
terday's voting. Tbe size of Davis' plurality
will not be known until the vote of this city
is mailt) up. Tbe two big Democratio wards,
tbe First and Teuth, are yet to be beard
Tbe fourth party, whose sole object was to
oppose resubmission to tbe people of the pro
hibitory amendment, was solidly established
in a remarkably short time, and was made
up largely of Republicans. In Providence
and most of tbe towns they joined the third
or Prohibition party on the legislative ticket,
tbe result being tbat while there were four
general tickets there were only three legis
lative ticket, and while the state ticket fails
of election by the people tbe legislative ticket
is mostly elected.
The fourth party vote is a big one. In this
city It ia four times as big as tbe Prohib
itory vote, and the two combined are fatal
to any hopes of a majority of the leading can
didates. One of the curious features of the election
is the apparent absence from tbe polls of tbe
9,000 new voters who were expected to cast
their first vote under the enlarged suffrage
law. If these new recruits all voted there
must have been an equal number of old
voters who abstained from voting.
The legislature figures up: Senate Re
publican, 19; Democratic, 14. House Dem
ocratic, 84; Republican, SO. Neither branch
is full, no election occuring in many places.
Tbe election of Slooum, Item., over Rogers,
Rep., for attorney general ia conceded.
Rogers was largely scratched by the Re
publicans. Democratic gains along tbe
Blackstone valley from Pawtui-ket to Wood
socket are Jirge, probably owiug the new
Later. The election for governor is very
close. This city shows almost unprece
dented Democratic gains,every ward but two
going Democratic. Davis' majority iu this
city amounts to 1.5.VJ. East Providence and
South Kingston are yet to be heard from.
The Democrats do not claim Davis' election,
and close figuring shows that be will lack
about 600 of a majority. Attorney General
Slocum, Dem., is the only man on the state
ticket who is elected. Tho Democrats have
hopes of getting the legislature with the belp
Of tbe towns where new elections must be
"WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR? "
Senator Farwell Baa m Pew Words to Hay
I' poo Tbat Matter.
Chicago, April 4. Senator Farwell
reached home yesterday. In tbe course of a
conversation regarding politics he said:
"Tbore are two issues that will be before
the people aud country in the very near
future unless the tariff or some other ques
tion divert attention for a while: First, an
election is for something. Flanagan's idea,
'What are we here forf is not, perhaps, the
right one, but the result is that one party or
the other succeeds in winning what? The
offices. And to carry that idea out to its
logical conclusion all tbe offices should be at
tbe disposal of the successful party
every one of them. On the other hand
we have the oivil service reformers. I re
ceived a pamphlet the other day from an ad
vocate of tbe idea which urges that every
thing below a cabinet office shall be perma
nent. Tbe doctrine as it is practiced now is
to let the little officers btay in, notwith
standing changes in the administration. This
is the beginning. Tbe plan broached in the
pamphlet is the second stage. Next will
come the third, pormaneucy in all tbe offices
president, seuator, representative in con
gress and everybody. Wbat shall we bold
elections for if the plan advocated iu the
pamphlet prevails? This is the logical out
come of tbe civil service idea anj you can
not escape it." .
HARRISON'S SOUTHERN POLICY.
Do Outlines It to a Delegation 01 Southern
Washington Cmr, April 4. The southern
Republicans here are a good deal interested
in the result of the visit of a party of South
Carolina Republicans to tbe president Tues
day and tbe southern policy outlined by the
president OnaQnember of tbe delegation
said, in speaking of it: "The president actu
ally lectured us. He told ns that it would be
tbe policy of the administration to break up
mere organization for offices; those who
expected favors must have higher
ideas than mere office-seeking, and
must be interested in all things
tbat would contribute to build
up the interests of the south. He told us
that he purposed to consult tbe best men of
the south as to the qualifications and accept
ability of men applying for offices, lie did
not want mere partisans, but did wish to se
cure men of the highest order of moral, in
tellectual, and political attainment The
president is evidently anxious to break up tbe
solid south, and he has outlined the policy in
his own mind, and from the way he talked I
think he proposes to draw to bim the con
servative element of the south, and by an
equitable distribution make strong friends
for both himself and the party."
The Election in Chicago.
Chicago, April 4. The result of tbe city
election was the choice of Cregier for mayor,
Roesing for treasurer, Sugg for attorney,
Bransfleld for clerk, and McConnell for cir
cuit judge all Democrats. Of the aldermen
elected the Democrats got 19 and tbe Repub
licans 13, making the new council stand 26
Democrats to 22 Republicans. The majority
for Cregier was 11,432; for Roesing, 10,041);
for Sugg, 1,147; for Bransfleld, 83, and for
In the town elections tbe Democrats car
ried their whole ticket on the west side, the
Republicans on tbe south side and on the
north side Chase, assessor, and Hayes, super
visor (Democrats), and Ball, collector, and
Busse, clerk (Republicans), were elected.
Hyde Park, Chicago's big suburb, also de
feated tbe Republicans, the "citizens' " ticket
capturing the offices. The Republicans car
ried Lake View, another suburb.
Bradley Declines an Office.
Washington City, April 4. Hon. W. O.
Bradley, of Kentucky, has declined the for
eign mission to which he was nominated by
the president He called at tbe White House
yesterday and told the president that Ms
business interests would not permit him to
sxile himself to such a distant land.
THE BURNING RACE QUESTION.
Remarhs of a Maryland JewM-mt on tho
Baltimore,' April 4 The Democratic
state central committee met here yesterday.
Mr. 8tuvenson Archer, chairman of tbe com
mittee, commenting uoii the race question,
which is now the cause of so much solicitude
in tbe south, said: "The issuo has already
been made by tho Republicans, and is noth
ing more nor less tbau the Hoar bill in the
United States senate, which seeks to con
trol elections for congressmen and legisla
tors in all tbe states, aud is espe
cially aimed at the southern states.
Tba question will be regarded as one of race
domination. Our reverses last year in Mary
land were owing to tbe largely increased
colored vote, which at tho last registration
was swelled 5 per cent, while the Demo
cratio vote increased one-fourth of ono per
cent Of the 89,000 Republican , votes last
year three-fourths were negroes. This ques
tion of race domination is clearly presented
by the Hoar resolutions, aud if (his isvueis
forced upon llary land the old time Demo
cratic major! iee will be rolled up." '
BIG DEAL IN. "PUT AND CALL."
A Gotham Broker Makes Himself Liable
for 1,000,000 in Stock.
New York, April 4. Russell Sage, who
for years has enjoyed the reputation of being
the greatest put and call broker that Wall
street ever sa-v, has a rival in the person of
Heman Clar t, of tbe. firm of O'Brien &
Clark, the co a tractors. Mr. Clark has sold
a "put" of 10,(00 shares of 8t Paul preferred
at Vt flat, tl e stock to be put, if at all, only
on tbe 6th day of October next, precisely at
2 o'clock in the afternoon. Tbe considera
tion paid to M r. Clark for this privilege was
3 per cent, cr tbO.OOO. The magnitude of
this tronsaotM n, involving as it does the lia
bility of Clarl. to be called on to take up and
pay for about 91,000,000 worth of St Paul
preferred, is immense.
Oklahoma Land Regulations.
Washington City, April 4. People de
sirous of getting land in Oklahoma will be
required to swear that tbey did not settle
prior to 13 m. April 23, 1839. Soldiers and
others who ha vo heretofore made homestead
entries of less than 160 acres can make entry
of such quantity of Oklahoma land as added
to previous en try will equal 100 acres each.
No land scrip jf any kind can be used. Acts
of violence in forcing other settlers off the
land will prejudice tbe department against
the settler who commits the acts of violence.
The heirs of a settlor who is killed in defend
ing his land have tbe same rights as the set
tler if living. Any settler who makes a pre
tence of reside ace and improvement and falls
to comply wit a the law will be liable to have
a contest conn lenced against his entry.
DEVASTATING PRAIRIE FIRES.
niey nave THelr Way In Dakota Mjch
Ironerty Destroyed Loss of Life.
Chjcago, A pril 4. Reports from Min
nesota and Da iota tell a terrible tale of de
struction by prairie fires. The fires were
f aimed by tho wind, and were not, to be
stopped by human power. Lesterville,
Mount Vttrnoi and Leola are nearly swept
out of existent e, tbe loss at tbe former two
places reachil g $300,000, and at tbe latter
$200,000 . Two hundred people are destitute
in Mount Verr on and several lives are re
ported lost A great number of cattle and
sheep were cremated.
Around Blount, D. T., the whole country
is devastated anirSix miles west of Marshall,
Minn., several farms were burned over.
Half a dozen f.irmers near Huron, D. T.,loet
their bouses, 1 am, and stock. A girl was
lost in the fluiius at Highmore, and a man
was burned to death near St Lawrence.
GOVERNOR WILSON ON HIS MUSCLE.
The West Virginia Executive Attacks an
Editor anil Is Ejected from a Store.
Charleston, W. Va., April . While
Editor Reber, if The State Tribuut was
standing iu a grocery store Tuesday night
Governor WiU n came in. He approached
Mr. Reber, shook his fist under the editor'
nose and used very threatening language.
Finally Mr. Rtber's blood reaobed the boil
ing point, and won editor and governor were
locked in clote embrace. The men were
quickly separn ed by other men who were in
the place, and tbe grocer, who, it is under
stood, hss no g xd. feeling for Governor Wil
son, ordered him to get out of the store. The
chief magistral e ret used to leave, and tbe
grocer thereup m forcibly ejected him to the
The belligerent attitude of tbe governor
was due, it is iJlepwi, to a hostile feeling
manifested by Ruber toward him for tbe
past six weeks.
MOONSHINER SHOT AND KILLED,
Be Gets Thirteen Bullets In Ills Body
Uis Wife in the Fight.
Be.vfield, W. Va., April 4. Detective
W. G. Baldwin, of the Eureka agency,
Charleston, --W. Va., and two assistants,
Eugene Robinson and Joe Wallace, shot and
killed William 'tforan, moonshiner, Tuesday
night, on Tug river, near tbe county line of
McDowell and Boone. They had been after
him for two weoks. The officers fired fifteen
shots before I lore n fell, thirteen of them
taking effect ii bis body. Robinson was
shot in tbe hand, Baldwin received a ball in
the wrist and Wallace was shot in tbe chin.
Wallace is sail to be seriously injured.
Moran's wife assisted him, shooting at the
officers. She was handcuffed and set to tbe
Detroit, Api il 4. Tbe steamer Atlantic
got through tin ice in the 8t Clair river
Tuesday night 1 nd left for Port Huron yes
terday morning The ice in the river from
Harsen's island down to Lake St Clair al
most reaches to tbe bottom of tbe river,
which perhaps explains the low water in
Lake St Clair. Tbe Flora will not leave un
til next Tuesday . The City of Alpena left
lor upper lake jorta yesterday morning.
Decline to Take Indiana Bonds.
New Yore, April 4. The German Sav
ings bank bere,.ictiug under tbe advice of its
counsel, has refused to accept the Indiana
state bonds of tbe last issue, $700,000 of
which it was awarded March 23, on a bid of
100.77. The i gality of the loan is ques
tioned by the bulk's attorney at Indiana
polis. A Question for the Commerce Commission.
New York, April 4. The trunk line pas
senger agents have decided to ask the inter
state commerce commission if "convention
fates" are illegal under tbe recent ruling in
regard to "party" rates. They expect a neg
ative decision, at. an affirmative one would
make the law very unpopular.
gfrefSt Pnttkatier In Favor Again.
Berlin, April 4. The emperor, as a mark
of renewed contt lence, has summoned to the
Herrenbaus Dr. Von Puttkamer, tbe min
ister who was dismissed by Emperor Fred
erick. A Regency stablished in Holland.
The Hague, April 4. In complianoa with
the wishes of tb state council, parliament
yesterday agreed to the establishment of a
Dr. A horn Beard from.
Des Moines, April 4. Dr. E. a Aborn,
the manager of the Montana Investment
company, a lottery enterprise, whose head
quarters have bem at Helena, and which has
for its capital prise the Aborn house property,
in this city, reacted here yesterday. He de
nies the published report tbat be left the
ticket-holders in he lurch, and declares that
tbe reason he left Helena was tbat the legis
lature Just closed passed an act prohibiting
lottery and gift c nterprises and that he was
compelled to seek headquarters elsewhere.
He has located at Bois City, Idaho, and will
conduct tbe bush .ess from that point -The
drawing will certainly take place July 80, he
says, or money vi ill be refunded to ticket-
Northern Indiana Methodists.
La Grange, Ij4, April 4. The thirty
sixth annual session of the -North Indiana
conference of the Methodist Episcopal church
is in session here, with a large attendance of
ministers and elders, nearly all the charges
in tbe conference being represented. Re
ports from all tho districts in the conference
showed them to be in excellent condition.
W. L. Spencer, r presenting tbe Church Ex
tension society, delivered a brief address, in
which be stated t iat the society bad assisted
607 churches in tl e past year and 2,000 in tbe
past five years. In that period tbe sum paid
out exceeded $100,000, and bv July 1 tbe
amount 01 applications would reach 1300,000.
Mis. MsKoe Goes south.
Washington TT, April 4. Mrs. Mc
Eee, tbe prauden ? daughter, left Washing
ton yesterday owning in company with the
family of ex-Ss lator Davis, of West Vir
ginia for a week's visit to Jacksonville, Fla.
More Disc averies of Nihilism.
Warsaw, April 4. The police have dis
covered and selsd large establishment
devoted to the pri iting and dissemination of
fUtmist literature ana mad fiumaruus ar
rests in connection therewith.
Stricken on the Stage
fec'v m Booth JLeft
THE (1BEAT ACTOR F0E0ED TO QUIT
Curtain Kung Down During the I'lay of
"Othello" lAwrsoc Barrett's Despair
ing Remarks Be Believes It Was
Booth's I jut Appearance, but Bis View
Not Believed To Be Justified The Busi
ness Manager of the Company Hopeful
Rochester, N. Y., April 4. The large
audience which assembled at the Lyceum
theatre last night to see Booth and Barrett in
'Othello" experienced a sad shock and bitter
Booth went on in
the first act as lago
and spoke bis lines
without . appa rent'
difficulty, and tbe
audience did not
wrong. At tbe end
of the second act,
when it was time
for him to go on
again, a s'ightdiszi-
nasi, w, h wbich he
had been troubled for
two or three days,
and a physician
began to be serious
was called in,
who examined the
actor and pronounced
bis illness too serious to permit bim to
attempt to go on with tbe performance. Tbe
doctor expressed fear that be bad sustained
a shock of partial paralysis, which so alarmed
Mr. Barrett tbat he determined to dismiss
the audience. Mr. Barrett was greatly over
come by what he considered the dangerous
illness of his colleague, and when he stepped
before the curtain it was evident that he was
greatly excited. Mr. Barrett spoke aa fol
lows, bis utterance being frequently choked
by his emotion:
Ladies and Gentlexen: I am called
upon to perform tbe most painful duty of my
Ufa My colleague has shown symptoms of
breaking down for three or four days past,
and his condition to-night U) so serious that
it is impossible for him to act We had hoped
that be would rally from this attack, and
that he would be able to play his part to
night, but oue of your physicians, Dr. Sum
ner, says that it would be perilous for him
to attempt it
"Mr. Booth has sustained a artial stroke
of paralysis, and we fear tbat this is the be
ginning of tbe end. I cannot express to you
the deep sorrow with which I make this sad
announcement The world has probably
heard for the last time the greatest actor who
speaks the English language. . We shall, of
course, cancel all engagements, and I hope
tbat we shall lie able to remove Mr. Booth
to his home,
"It pains me to speak these worda I am
sorry to disapjioint this great audience, but
tbe play eannot go on. It would be pre
sumptuous for me to undertake to fill tbe
place of this great man whom you have come
to see and hear, and it would be worse than
useless to attempt to proceed further. I
know you will be indulgent and that you
will fully appreciate the sad plight in which
we are placed. The management will make
such arrangements aa may seem best for re
funding your money."
The condition of Mr. Booth did not fully
justify this speech. There had been no at
tack of paralysis and the actor was suffering
no pain. He walked from the theatre to his
carriage and was driven to his hotel, when
be walked without apparent difficulty from
the carriage to the elevator and to his room.
Reporters were not allowed to see Mr.
Booth and Mr. Barrett refused to talk, but
Mr. Bromley, business manager of the com
pany, said that Mr. Booth's illness was not
serious enough to justify alarm. He said
that tbe company's engagements for tbe rest
of this week, and possibly next, would
be cancelled, but he hoped to go on
as usual after Mr. Booth had been given a
brief rest. Tbe company arrived in this city
yesterday morning, and Mr. Booth passed
the day lying down in bis room, but did not
seem to te suffering except from tbe weari
ness of travel. Messrs. Booth and Barrett
left for New York at 10:30 o'clock this morn
ing, and Mr. Booth will be placed at once in
charge of bis own physician. The Lyceum
theatre management loses $2,000, which will
have to be made good by the company. The
sale of seats amounted to over (5,000, and
was the largest sale the company bos had
The Minnesota Meat Inspection Bill.
St. PaCL, Minn., April 4. A telegram
was sent out from St Paul Tuesday night
stating that the meat inspection bill intro
duced in tbe Minnesota legislature, and in
which Kansas City and Chicago meat men
are greatly interested, had passed the senate
and bouse and was now in tbe hands of the
governor for his signature. The above state
ment is not true. The bill pass 3d the senate
Tuesday with a majority of 37, but it has not
yet come up in the house, and will not be
discussed therein for several days.
The Kantleoke Is All Bight.
Boston, April 4. News has been received
hare of the arrival at Key West of tbe
steamer Nanticoke, which was supposed to
have been in collision with the Haytian gun
boat Conserva off Norfolk last week. Until
the receipt of this news neither of these ves
sels have been heard of since the supposed
collision. All on board the Nanticoke were
reported well. No other particulars are
Southern Pacific Elects Directors.
Sak Francibco, Cal, April 4. The stock
holders of the Southern Pacific Railroad
company yesterday elected tbe following
directors: Lelnnd Stanford, C. P. Hunting
ton, Charles P. Crocker, A. N. Towne,
Thomas E. Stillman, W. V. Huntington, F.
a Douty, . W. E. Brown, a F. Gage, Ariel
Latbrop, and E. P. Miller, Jr.
Soldiers, Make a Note of This.
Washington Citt, April 4. Henry N.
Copp, who has published several works on
public land and mining law, states that ac
tual personal settlement of the Oklahoma
lands in the Indian territory will give preced
ence over a soldier's declaratory statement
filed in thi land office.
King John of Abyssinia Dead.
Roue, April 4. Advices have been re
ceived to the effect that Kong John of Abys
sinia was defeated and slain in a recent bat
tle, and that the whole country is in a state
of anarchy. It is said that the king's death
was due to wounds received in a battle with
tbe forces led by the Dervish Mettoma.
An American Syndicate Buying Railways.
Washngton CrTT, April 4. The secretary
of state has received telegraphic information
from Consul Allen, at Kingston, Jamaica, of
the sale to an American syndicate of tbe en
tire rr.il wbt system of that island.
Bussell's Address In Parnell's Case.
London, April 4. The court-room was
crowded yesterday when Sir Charles Russell
resumed his argument lief ore the Paraell com
mission, and intense interest in his address
was manifested throughout Russell contended
that the league was justified before God and
man. The issue of the commission depended
upon proof thut Faniell and his colleagues
had, under tbe cloak of tbe land movement.
schemed to cause tbe commission of murder
and outrage. If there w as no proof, then the
commission must declare them to be men
earnestly striving to lift an intolerable bur
den from the shoulders of the people.
Filled a Vacancy In the Board
New York, April 3. The boar' of gov
ernors of the National Soldiers' home met
here yesterday and accepted the resignation
of Gen. Sharps as governor of tbe home at
Milwaukee. Tbe general is so much debili
tated from . the effects of wounds received
during the war that be is compelled to give
up active duties.' Gen. Kil bourne, who was
appointed in his place, served on Gen. Dix's
staff, and has been chief of ordnance of this
state. ' "
Harry King s Slayer.
Libbic Beechler's Trial Com
' menced at Omltha.
A SENSATION TO BEGIN WITH.
Oen. Co win's Reference to the Dead Man
as Her Husband Sen.ls the Prisoner Into
Hysterics for a Short Time Statements
of the Counsel The Defense Puts In
the Insanity Plea Brief Review of tho
Omaha,' Neb., April 4. A jury was ob
tained Tuesday for tbe trial of Libbie
Beecfaler for the murder of Harry King, and
yesterday counsel made their opening state
meuta. The defendant was present in widows'
weeds, and the court room was packed.
County Attorney Maboney in his statement
said tbe connection between Miss Beechler
and King was purely voluntary on both
sides, and was carried on at Quincy, Ula,
where Harry went by tbe name of Legard to
conceal the state of affairs from his friends,
and at Chicago. King's relatives at last
heard of the liaison and persuaded King to
give the woman up and she was paid $500 00
consenting to a separation. The connection,
however, was resumed, and during the corre
spondence which resulted in its resumption.
Miss Beochler wrote a letter to King in
wbich she said: "If you ever go back on me,
God help you. I will never let you live."
Another separation was procured by
King's friends, the consideration to Miss
Beeohler being $1,500. The counsel then
told over again the story of the shooting,
while tbe prisoner sat calmly in her chair
and listed closely, and even critically to all
he said When be referred to bar ruptures
with King as an alleged breach of promise
she dropxd her eyelids scornfully and her
Hps moved as if making some comment on
Mr. Maboney's remarks.
Gen. Cowin, 'for the defense, then arose, 1
,n.l u flop .-.lit lininr. ,UA .., ..iJ. MTk. ... I
pose of the state seems to be not to establish
tbe guilt of tbe defendant, but to prove that
she was not the wife of Henry W. King.
God knows," exclaimed the general, as be
turned toward the fair defendant, who up to
this point had been listening calmly, "it's no
credit to her that sbe was tbe wife of Henry
As the words, "She was the wife of Henry
W. Kins," fell from his lips the little woman
in bluck bid ber face in ber handkerchief and
began to sob. As tbe general turned
to resume his address the sol increased
to a loud moan, and as be
opened his lips to speak his fair
client, with a shrill cry, sprang from her
chair and rau distractedly in the direction
of the reporters' table. Then she turned
and rushed past Judge Groffs desk, while
her lips emitted a series of crescendo "Ob!
Oh!" Her long, black veil struaming behind
ber, her head thrown hack, and bor arms
tossing wildly, sbe presented a most dramatic
picture. All tbe reporters rosw to their feet,
the audience craned their necks, and Judge
Groff turned calmly is his revolving chair
and surveyed the room with a where are the
bailiffs expression on his face.
As Miis Beechler was turning the corner of
Judge Groff's desk Sheriff Coburn took her
by the arms and balf pushed and half car
ried her toward the Judge's private room.
Mr. Coburn is small and rotund, and it was
with great difficulty that he retained bis hold
upon bis captive. At the farther corner of
the desk he was re-enforoed by a bailiff, and
a moment later by another. The three offi
cers succeeded in getting tbe prisoner into
the private room. Tbe door was closed,there
was the usual rushing for water, and a gen
eral bustle about tbe room, and after a few
moments Miss Beechler again appeared,
leaning on Sheriff Coburn's arm, and quiet
ly took her seat. Gen. Co win then resumed
his address to the jury.
In the course of his remarks be said the de
fense expected to show that soon after Mias
Beechler came to Chicago, which was shortly
before tbe Haymarket riot. King met her
and asked her to marry him. She told bim
frankly that her previous life bad not been
without sin. She told him she had been be
trayed under promise of marriage, but that
her life subsequent to this false stop had been
pure. King, knowing this, aked for her
hand, and they went to Missouri with the in
tention of being married. On arriving there
they found that, contrary to tbeir supposi
tion, a license was required, and, going to
Quincy, they agreed, in the presence of wit
nesses, to be jnan and wife, aud signed a
contract to that effect Her conduct after
that obligation was entered iuto was all that
a wife's conduct should be.
Through the persistent effort of King's
father and friends she was induced to re
nounce her olaims on King. After her final
separation from him and shortly before tbe
tragedy, she passed several days without
either food or sleep. When she heard that
King bad another wife her mind gave way
completely, and it was while ia this condi
tion that she took tbe life of King.
Gen. Cowin said that be did not offer the
defense of insanity in a trifling or frivolous
spirit and he was convinced that when all
the evidence in the case had been offered the
jury would agree that the shooting was the
act of a woman whose reason was dethroned
by the perfidious conduct of the man to
whom she bad giveu the richest love a
woman can ever offer.
The remainder of the day was occupied in
taking the testimony of employes of tbe Pax
ton house, who testified as to tbe circum
stances of tbe shooting, and of the doctors,
who described King's wounds, aad others.
George W. Scott testified to seeing King
after be was shot, and tbe next instant the
defendant appeared. She seemed gasping
for breath and cried out: "I've killed my
husband who was living in this house with
another woman. My God, what shall I dor
The witness then took Miss Beechler
back to the private office, where she
frequently implored those in charge to al
low ber to see the body. Once she ex
claimed: "I've killod my husband, but God
knows I did not intend to." At the police
station Miss Beechler said King could not be
married to Miss Duffle, She suid that only
four weeks before King had told her tbat
Miss DuRie was coming to Chicago, where
she would work in a dentist's office. Harry
King, she said, wanted Miss Duffle to room
at their house, but the defendant objected be
cause she did not want to be responsible for
a young girl in a large city.
Tbe witness then detailed tbe statements
made by Miss Beechler to bim of her past
life! how sbe left Chicago and came to Oma
ha; the story of tbe pistol; the settlement
with 11. V . King, Se, for his son, and her
. Peaee ProVable in HaytL
'kw York, April 4. Jimenes, Haustedt
& Co., tbe JNew i ork representatives of Hip-
polyte, say they have information that Hip
polyte is satisfied with terms proposed So
him by JLegittme, and tbat peace will proba
bly be restored in Hayti soon.
Another Costly Blase iu Chicago.
Chicago, April 4. A Are broke out yes
terday morning in the wholesale parlor fur
niture factory of 8. Karpeo & Bros., at 43
and 44 South Canal street, shortly before 10
o'clock, and hefore tbe Ore department could
be summoned the blase had shot to the roof
and the entire structure was noon a mass
of fire. During the conflagration the two
upper floors foil in and nearly caught a num
ber of firemen who were ou the third floor,
but tbey all got out unhurt. Karpen Sc
Bros, lose 70,COt), insurance 28,000; New
man liros., organs and pianos, lose $58,000,
insurance 50,000; Henry Biedler loses 3S,
000, insurance (10,000, and one or two other
firms suffer smaller losses covered by insur
ance. - -
The "Q" Oynamit Case.
Geneva, 111., April 4, The testimony
against the alleged "Q'' railway dynamiters
is still being taken in court here. It is merely
a repetition of that given at tbe trials of
Bauereisen and others here and at Chicago,
and which was glvenr in these dispatches
some time ago. Tbe cross-examination of
tbe witnesses so far has not weakened tho
testimony. " . .
Lace Curtain Stretchers
,l tl I . I.11J.1JJ I I,' - 9iV
out or rauMMarauM.
Will Save vou Money, Time and Labor.
EVXKT HOUSKKERPF.R SHOVLO UaVX OtS.J
say lady can operate them.
For Sale) By
He invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
It is stated tbat tbe sultan of Turkey has
discovered the existenoe of a plot to depose)
him and pla-e his brother and heir upon the
An Oklahoma colony has been organised
at Washington and several young lawyers
will leave there to locate new land districts
in the Indian territory.
The switchmen on the Erie railway at
Buffalo, N. Y , have struck because, as
tbey any, the company is gradually replacing
them with non-union men.
Senator Hoar's special committee on rela
tions with Canada will meet in Chicago May
3, and proceed went to Seattle and Tacoraa,
returning by vay of tbe Canadian Pacific
The pension frauils reported found at New
York are youug Sigel's stealings. His father,
the gallant Gen. Franz Si gel, has paid his
"shortage" so far as they have been made
Thpre is a street car strike "on" at
Rochester, N. Y., and tbe company is hiring
new men. A vry few cars were run
Wednesday, the strikers making no attempts
Robert Garrett and party arrived at Rich
mond, Va. Wednesday night The ex-railway
president weighs A7 pouuds, looks
quite well, and is reported to ln steadily im
proving in health.
The Baltimore Manufacturers' Record is
advised that the Redemann-Tilford Steel
company has purchased tbe Home Steal
works at Pittsburg, and will remove that
plant to Louisville, Ky.
Pittsburg, Pa, and vicinity is suffering
from an epidemic of suicides. There have
been eight attempts within a few days. Two
unsuccessful self -assailants are now prisoners
in the Central police station.
A whirlwind visited Baltimore Wednes
day evening and unroofed a number of
bouses and blew down, chiznuevs. Tbe
schooner Nellie was capsized ia tbe'Patapsco
and wrecked. The crew were saved.
The bouse of Abner Bascomb, at Marietta,
Go., bunted Tuesday night. Bascomb's
young son and two girls were cremated. It
is thought the giris were assaulted, then
killed and tho house burned to divert suspi
cion. Rev. Dr. Beecber, aged 85 years, a brother
of the late Henry Ward Beecher, fell beneath
a train Wednesday night at Brooklyn, N. Y.,
and bis left leg was run over and crushed.
Owing to his advanced age the injury may
have serious consequences.
John Deburner and Tbomas Datson bad a
desperate fight with axes Tuesday at Auburn,
Ritchie county, W. Va. Deburner was
backed over the head and shoulders so fright
fully tbat be died in a few moments, but in
bis dying struggles dealt Datson a fatal
A sausage factory at Montreal; three
stories high, fell to pieces Wednesday morn
ing, and sixty employes narrowly escaped
death. Two girls, Eliza Marling and Katie
Byrnes, were seriously injured, being cut
about the face and bead and legs, and one in
i.utiu iu Kales on Coal.
New York, April 4. Tbe representa
tives of tho c.al-carrying roads, after a long
meeting yesterday, reduced tolls 10 cents per
ton to tide water and cents to Buffalo on
Lehigh coel; 15 cents on Wyoming to tide
wayr, and 20 ceuts on Buckwheat to tide
water. The sales agents meet on MonJay to
consider the matter of changing tbe sched
ule. The Weather We May Expect.
Washinoto Citt. April 4.-The Indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m, yesteruay
are as fnllnvtt Pur Inn-, r.;. 1
- .v-'." u.u. ...Li. "nujcii
winds shifting to southerly. For Indiana
- iLucr, rwxuwi or ugnt rain on tbe
lakes; northwesterly winds; warmer. For
Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin Wanner,
fair weather, preceded by light rain on the
lakes; winds becorouix variable.
Chicago, April 8.
Following were the Quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat No. t May. opened
!9l4c, closed l'S;c; June, opened Sigc, closed
t?4c; July, opened t-fec, closed tsic. Corn
No. X May, ope.ned and closed UOtc: June,
opened i&Tnc, closed c; July, opened 3U"o,
closed iWSic. Oats Nu. t May, opened 860,
closed S&far, June, opened 2jVc, closed SSa
July, opened SjSgc, closed 2jc. Pork May,
opened 112.40, closed 812.25; Jun-, opened
fl2.iC closed, $12.30; July, opened $12.60,
closed $12.37Hi. Lard May, opened IT.O-'-,
. Live stock The Union stock yards report
the following prices: Hogs Market opened
active and firm, prices 5c higher; light
grades, $4.ua5.$; rough packing. $4.Wao.i:
mixed lota, $4.8H4.V; heavy packing and
shipping lots, $4 8&4.v;h. Cattle-Steady;
rather firm; beeves, $3.(W4.BO; cows. $1.75
8 (Xi; stackers and feeders, $-'.4.-iCa"ia eheep
Steady; natives, aa.T5&5.j0; westerns, $l.S0t
6.85: lambs, $4.7iu.C.40.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery
25c per lb; dariea in lines, 15a. INc; packing
stock, lHJlic. Eggs Strictly fresh laid, 10c
per dot. Poultry Live chickens, lie per lb;
roosters, uc; dreese l turkeys, lOiillc: ducks. 10
if12c; geese, a Sc. Potatoes Choice Burbanka,
262Hc per bu; Beauty of Heron, &&jc; Early
Koee, ana 8c; sweet potatoes, $iJ3 per bbL
Apples Choice greenings, f .UK&!AQ per bbl;
poor low, 7uc$l.U0. Cranberries, bell and
bugle, SG.um39.UU per bbL .
Nw York, April a.
Wheat Quiet; No, 1 rod state, $l.ui; So.
2 do, sfic: No. t mixed April, Kc: do May.
W&c; do June, Wkjc: do July, 8Uc; do Au
gust, Wc. Corn Vfuiet: No. 8 mixed cash,
43Hv, do April. 43c; May, 43.c; Po June.430;
do July, 44c. Oats Steady; No. i white state.
Sue; No. t do, 8to: No. mixed April, Ulo; do
May. SU9hc; do June, SOSgo. Rye DulL Bar
leyNominal. Pork Dull; new mecs, lltt.7
I4.0U. Lard-4iuiet; April, $7.30; May $7.8
Live stotlt: Cattle Fairly active; 10c f) 100
Kc higher; common to ohoioe steers, $a.7Uft
$4.7u V I'1" ts: fat balls, $2.40&2t& Sheep ana
lambs -Fi -m at former prices; oomsnoa te
pri. ne unshorn sheep, SASOc&f 0J y 1UU s)s- an.
shorn yearl ngs, A0O&T.T5-, spring lambs $.o0
(gA'i) each. Hogs Steady; nominal rang.
BOSK I SLA KD. .
Hay Upland prairie, f7S.
Hoy Timotoj new $78.00.
Bay WUd, $5.0a$6.M.
Oosl BofiUa:naid S9.fr)
Cord Wood-Oak, $4.S6: Hickory, t.
Siraw-as.00: baled SO.Ou.
' Fred Wiebens. of Hartwell, Ga., will
start la liar for a blcvcla trir thrnno-h
Europe, Aaia nd Africa. - v '
Brj" " 1 t t 1 1 n iTnarriirsws 'SaTsf
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1 u .. i ,i ii ii 1 nil .
Furniture the Finest,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Richest,
. IF1. CORDE
to call and examine. Mr. Cordea manufactures all
guarantees to be well made and first class Give bim a call
Why You Stould Deal With ns?
-We sell goods at Lower Prices than any other
establishment in the West.
-We have One Price, and "On Price only"
which is the Lowest at all times.
-We warrant and cheerfully exchange any arti
cle, and will refund the money if the goods
prove to be as not represented.
-We give you value received and mure f...r every
dollar you may spend with us.
-We have the largest assortment and tbe larew
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.,
CLOTJG-H & KAUTZ,
m-re"-----i m T- , ) '"iii. i 1,1 1 hp..,.
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
l"8econd Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repaiml.
Adams Wall Paper Go,,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
CaFPalntiDg. Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street,
near Third Arenue.
ONLY &2.00 A DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
- v. " an aars awns of tba lataat aoTsltlss of ths sen. iPiaL
; : ' I . HAKELIEA, Proprietor and Ariw
No. 1722, Sebond a?e., Gayford'a old studio, over McCa&
No. 1623 Second Averip
Floral De-iucs furmr'.it.l.
Telephone So. lu'iB.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravk-.Ete. flM1
'or NURSES with boiling water a H.-lkiou tEf
ia Instantly provided. INVALIDS : "J 11 8PI
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOM " Gurntt4',
be PCRK BEEF ESSENCE. Pm up cuuvenicnt I
agea of both somu and ri.ru M Kt-T,
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
Rock island, Hi-
" COMPLETE IS ALL
J. O. DUNCAN.