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THE HOOK TBEHTD AHOT7B, FBIDAY AFBIL 5 IE39.-
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Fbidat, April 5, 1889.
LAWYER JOHNSON'S STORY.
Bis Interview with Mlu Beechler mnd
Omaha, Neb., April 5. At the trial of
Libbie Beecblir yesterday tha first witness
was Soott, wbo was on the stand at adjourn
ment Wednesday, His evidence was rather
in favor of tho defense, as he said she looked
like a crazy woman after the murder of
W. 8. Johnson, a Chicago lawyer, next
took the stand. He said he visited Mia
Beechler at (juincy. III, where she was liv
ing with King under the name of Iegard.
She told him that they were not married,
but that King bad promised to marry her.
Johnson told her his biumiest was to se
cure a release of all her claims upon King,
Including any claim that a possible child
might develop, and wanted her to sign a doc
ument to that effect. As a condition of this
agreement be told her that she must pro
duce and destroy in bis presence all letters
In ber possessiDn which bad been written ber
by Hnrry. She signed the document and
produced and burned a package of letters
and a document of which she refused to tell
him the contents. He paid ber t-'VX), which
sbe agreed to accept in satisfaction of all
claims. , After she and young King
had gone to living together again on
Cass street, in Chicago, he had another
meeting with ber in bin office. He told her
then that Harry hnd come to Omaha and
both be and his father wished that all rela
tions between them be brokeu off. Sbe said
she would not give bini up, and produced
certain letters from him. "These letters, "
sbe said, "show that he considered me bis
Johnson told her he thought that under the
circumstance she bad a good claim against
him for a breach of promise of marriage, but
that the letters did not amount to a marriage
contract She finally consented to accept
1,900 in full satisfaction of all claims against
young King and signed an agreement to that
"Witness admitted that Miss Beechler, on
the occasion of the visit to Qnincy, refused at
first to take any money, saying that she did
not want it, but wauted King. She said sbe
proposed to go to Chicago and find
out If King wnnted her to sign a release,
but witnem sai-1 if she did she
would be arrested by King, Sr., and it
would do no good. Finally, after working
with her all day, she took Hie money and
signed the paper. The crow-exmuinaiien of
Johnson lasted all the forenoon, and at its
conclusion court adjourned for the day.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
WUconsln Kills the lretet Beef Bill
Doing In Illinois antl Michigan.
SwuxoKf eld, I1K, April 5 The senate
passed a bill appropriating $500 for an oil
painting of ex-Governor Oglesby for the ex
ecutive mansion yesterday. The bill to pre
vent partisan lioanls of trustees for state
charitable institutions was ordered to third
reading. A number of bills were introduced.
Bills were passed providing for the organiza
tion of wind-storm insurance companies, and
making insurance companies responsible for
the contracts of their anents. Also a bill
requiring all men employ.! with public
money to he citizens or the Liuted States.
The motion to reconsider the vote by which
the drainuge bill was made special order for
April ll was indefinitely postponed at the re
quest of the mover in the house. The game
bill came np and the motion to strike out the
enacting clause was laid on the table, but the
object of the mover was gained by an amend
ment permitting shooting on Sunday. An
attempt to have the telephone bill read on
suspension of tba rules failed. The bill pro
viding for the election by popular vote of the
railway and warehouse commissioners was
passed, as wa the bill making April 30 a le
Money for Money's Sake.
The late Dick Hopple, whoso wealth waa
counted np into tho millions, was an ardent
lover of money for money's sake. He didn't
accumulate it with tho i-iteution of buying
pleasure with it, neither did ho over, with a
miser' motive for hoarding, deny himself the
necewitios of life. Hoolvravs had for him
self tho beet, and always lived liko a gentle
man that ho was. every inch of him. Still
he loved to accumulate for tire sole of ac
cumulation. When he ihed an old tin box al
most as big as a Saratoga trunk was among
bis goodd and chattel hi tho safo deposit
department of the Lafayette bank. It
was not filled with bulky pluto and other
IIopplo heirlooms, neither wero there any
old elottiw In it. Thorp wore deeds, plenty
of them, a few ruortaos. some bonds, a
pood deal of Ruining gold and the rest of the
tilling was gracchm-irs of denominations that
were largo. It liad boeu tho custom of the
old penUcmcn for yenrs whnnover he had
l,0u mchnuge to" buy a 1,000 greenback
with it and put it in the tin box. The
law, it will bo roraemlxirod, does not allow
greenbacks to bo taxed. This money so bid
away did not increase in vnluo, did not earn
anything, did not in anv jxissible wav bene
fit the world. But hold! It did benefit the
world a little. Tho knowledge that It was
safe in the eld tin box niado one mnn happy,
and thnt man was Dick Ilopple. That was
something Cincinnati Times-Star.
8 W L Coyne et al by Master to C H
Stoddard lot 10, block 2, Spencer &
Case's ad.. R. I., $852 07.
H R Albrecbt to J F Beatley, lot S,
block 1, Christy & Grovcr's ad., Moline,
J W Ballard et al by Master to John
Vandeveer, lot 7. subdivision ewj, 27,
17. 8w. f 821.92.
A S Doxiee to Levi S McCabe, et al
lots land 2, sc, nej, 6, 17, lw, tlO,
784. Richard Battersby to B B Seville, ten
tracts in sections 4, 6, 14. IS, 16, 25, 20,
27 and 82, tp 17, 8w., $4,800.
C W Lobdell to W B Ferguson, a 71 ft
lot 1, block 18, Moline, $5,000.
Captain John M. Ward, of the New
York team, has written an interesting
book on the national game, which all
lovers of the sport should peruse. For
sale at all bookstores and newstands;
price 25 cents.
Stats of umo, Cnr of Toledo,
Ltjcas County, S. S.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that be
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing burinesa in the
city of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pay the sum
of ON HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Cube. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D., 86. A. W. GLEASGN,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly npon the blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
sETSold by druggists, 75c.
Florida claims to have supplied Calls
fornia with 2.000,01:0 young orange trees
since the 1st of last September.
' It la unsatisfactory work preaching to
an empty stomach. No need of starving
to rid yourself of your dyspepsia. Eat
moderately and use Warner's Log Cabin
Hops and Bucha remedy. Price 91 a
bottle. 150 doses.
In the German city of Frankfort there
ia an old baker shop in which succes
sive generations of doughworkers have
carried on their trade since the year 1407.
Terrible Devastation Wrought
Thereby in Dakota.
BLACKENED WASTES EVEEYWHESE
rrm and Town Alike Suffer from the Vis
itation Sonth Dakota Loses 8)3, OOO,
OOO In Property The Irresistible Flames
Leap Wide Spaces of Plowed Ground
The Bain at Leola and Mount Vernon
Incident! Showing the Remarkable Fury
of the Fire Destitute Condition of the
Yankton, D. T., Aprils. The list of losses
by Tuesday's prairie fires in this vicinity in
creases, and the visitations assume the form
of a widespread calamity. Yankton county
alone has suffored to the extent of $150,000,
and as many as seventy-five farmers are
bomeleNS, moit of them losing everything
but their lives and the lives of their fam
ilies. Farmers hereabouts are generally pos
sessed of valuable improvement, and the in
dividual losses range from $1,000 to $0,000
In buildings and machinery. The Jannavllla
neighborhood Las suffered most severely. It
is peopled with Russians, who had covered
their farms with timber, fine buildings and
fences. These are now a blackened waste,
and tha losses are generally without insur
ance. It was no ordinary prairie fire. In its
fearful force it licked up everything com
bustible, and grass, stubble and wood broke
into flame seemingly without coming in con
tact with the fire. The combustion was al
most spontaneous in the dry and
heated condition of the atmosphere,
set in motion by the terrific gale that pre
vailed. The conditions seemed similar to
those existlug at tho time of the great fires in
the Wisconsin woods, when the atmosphere
was almost ready to ignite and burn. An
illustration is given in the case of a Yankton
county farmer, who placed bis valuable pa
pers and money in a wood-box, and deposited
the box in the middle of a plowed Held. The
box was reduced to ashes,, though there
seemed to be no way for the fire to cross the
plowed surroundings. The Yankton signal
station records show that during tha gale the
humidity was reduced fii-p 74. normal, to 7,
almost absolute dryness; an intense electrical
condition prevailed, and to thwse phenomena
was added a wind, the velocity of which
reached fifty miles an hour. All things
considered, the visitation was as remarkable
as it was calamitous.
It was 3 o'clock in the afternoon when the
people of Mount Vernon saw tha prairie
northwest of them break out into a blaze.
The smoke dashed into and through the town
and the flames rushed after. Mitchell was
telegraphed to for help and 100 fireraon with
a hook and ladder truck were sent at once.
The entire population of Mount Vernon and
the men from Mitchell met the flames on the
outskirts of the town and fought with des
peration, but in vain. No lives were lost,
but forty-five buildings were burned and 100
families left hoineles . The loss is put at
$800,0)0. Outside of the town it is impossible
to say what the loss. is. Lonely little farm
houses scattered ovor the prairie are wiped
out by the dozens. Stories of loss of life mav
come in later. As near as can be estimated
the losses In south Dakota will reach $'-,000
Voliu village has only three buildings
standing. Olivet, Hutchinson county, was
burned. Puk wanna was wiped out In the
vicinity of Jamesville. twelve mil8 north of
Yankton, eight farmers sustained losses run
ning from $1,000 to $3,000 each. Around
Jamesville the loss will foot up $10,000. One
man lost $1,000 which he had in his coat on a
piece of plowed ground SuO feet from the
grass. At Scotland The Hutchinson Herald
offi-e waa burned and twenty-five farmers
are known to have lost everything. One es
timate says the loss in that county will reach
The complete destruction of Leola, the
county seat of Mcpherson county, has al
ready been told. Leola was a town of SuO
Inhabitants, and the country for miles
around was well settled. Out of thirty
places of business, including two banks, two
newspapers, two churches, three or four ho
tels, and all lines of business, but four are
left, and out of from thirty to forty resi
dences lass than a dozen remain. The loss is
practically complete and will reach $1V),000.
The insurance was very light C. W. Old
and Thomas VVardell wore horribly burned,
and ths couriers say they can not live. Par
ties wbo drove across tho country to West
port, the nearest railroad station.say that the
surrounding country is nearly devastated.
Hundreds of farm houses are in ashes, and
carcasses of burned stock are lying along the
road. It is probable that not one-tenth of
the damage is yet reported. Scores of farm
ers are without seed wheat, stock, buildings,
or implements to commence spring work.
The fires were practically irresistible.
Flames in some instances leaped 100 feet of
plowed ground. All ordinary precautions
were vain. The spring has been very dry,
and the top of the ground has been almost
baked. The atmosphere was practically de
void of moisture. The wind from the north
east blew between forty and fifty miles an
hour, fanning the flames into fury. Under
these conditions wherever fire touched the
grass it burst out with a flash almost like
powder and shot away across the orairie.
To extinguish the fire by water was out of
the question. Plowing fire-breaks was slow
work and the high winds often drove the
flames across them.
Officers Do Their Duty Too Late.
PrrrsacHo, April 5. During Wednesday
night Edward Dietc, who resided with his
wife and family on Craig street, east end,
killed his 3-year-old daughter by almost sev
ering ber head from her body and then cut
nls own throat. V ednesday evening Diets
assaulted his wife, who made an information
against her husband at an alderman's office
and did not return to ber home. Diets re
fused to admit the officers sent to arrest him,
and tha latter did not force an entrance until
(1:80 yesterday morning, at which hour they
found the bodies lying in the same room on
the floor. Mrs. Dietz states that the only
reason she can assign for ber husband's ac
tion was the fact that an older daughter bad
gone out to work as a domestic against her
Cleveland at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 6. The Cleve
land party arrived by steamer from Enter
prise at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. They
remained on the steamei until 6:30, when a
long line of carriages containing a delega
tion of citizens drew up at the pier and es
corted the visitors to breakfast at the St
James hotel. In front of Mr. Cleveland at
the table was a magnificent basket of flowers
bearing the initials of Mrs. Cleveland. The
ax-president seemed greatly pleased at this
thoughtful compliment to his wife. A visit
to the sub-tropical exhibition and a drive
about the city were hirHly enjoyed by the
party. They started north at noon.
EDWIN BOOTH'S ILLNESS.
A Wld Difference of Opinion Between tha
Doctors and the Tragedian.
Roch ester, N. Y., April 5. In an inter
view yesterday with Dr. Sumner, who at
tended Edwin Booth when he was taken ill
Wednesday night, the doctor said Mr. Booth
was better a great deal
"Did you consider his condition last night
"I did not think it was immediately dan
gerous. 1 found that be bad sustained a
slight stroke of paralysis, which preveuted
the power of speech. The paralysis affected
bis entire left side. He was unable to apeak
and, of coarse, I told bim he could not go on
with his part. It was thought at first that
the attack would paas away in a few min
utes, but I felt sure it was impossible for him
to resume bis part His condition was indeed
pitiful. As he lay there in bis dressing room
looking appealingly at Mr. Barrett and my
self, unable to speak a word, my heart felt
for him keenly. We did all we could to aid
the suffering tragedian, and as soon as possi
ble had bim removed to his hotel. "
'Do you think MrBooth's strength as an
actor is injured" by this attack P
"That Ion not say. I think with a rest
of a week Of ton days he will be able to keep
his engagements. Last night's attack, how
ever, is a pr nnonition of what is bound to
oome. I think that within a few years Mr.
Booth will siffer a final attack, which may
rob America, of its greatest actor."
Arthur B Chase, Mr. Booth's manager, at
tributed the attack to excessive smoking.
He smokes, Mr. Chase said, about twenty
strong ioipo-ted cigars a day, and frequent
uses a pipe. Upon being told that the
Smoking wiis probably the muse of his ill
ness Mr. Bo 3th said: "I couldn't give up my
cigar." He nid for the benefit of a reporter
that be would keep bis engagement in De
troit next week, and Lawrence Barrett an
nounces that be will fill out the Booth-Bar-ritt
engagements in case of Mr. Booth's ill
ness, substi utlng Lawrence Hanley in
When the party left for Now York ycutaf
day Mr. Boc:h walked from tho carriage to
tha train without assis'auce and carried a
light satoliel slung over his shoulder, while a
wooden toothpick of plain, unvarnished type
rested betwesn bis lips. He did not loo!: like
a sick man.
New YoBiC, April 3 Edwin Booth arrived
from Rochester at 7:30 p. m. yesterday and
was met by 1 is physician. Dr. St Clair Smith.
The two tool; a carriage and drove to the
Players' club. Mr. Booth was in good spir
its but not v. try robust He took supper at
tne ciUD, and sat up till quite late, chatting
with friends. Dr. Smith confirms tbe state
ment that Mr. Booth sustained a partial
stroke of paralysis, and thinks the attack
was brought on by excessive smoking. He
baa directed the patient to remain indoors
for a while, keeping quiet and resting. He
thinks Mr. Booth will in this way regain bis
strength and be able to resume bis engage
ments. To the nev-spaper men who met him Mr.
Booth said: "Yes, thank you, I feel very
much improved." To Mr. Eddy he said: "Xo,
it was not paralysis. I simply lost my voice,
and that bas happened two or three times be
fore. Each time, however, I waa not at a
theatre, so tl at it then caused no difficulty."
ROBERT T. LINCOLN ACCEPTS.
Be Oets Hie Commission and Will Start
for Eofcland in May.
Washinoion City, April 5. Hon. Robert
T. Lincoln called at the White House and tbe
state department yesterday and paid his re
spects to the president and the secretary of
state. He as given his commission at the
state department He said in an interview
that be would start for bis pot-t in about six
weeks. Speaking of the suddenness of his
appointment Mr. Lincoln said that the first
intimation be bad that his name was under
consideration was when he received a tele
phone ni'sag s from a Chicago newspaper of
fice, asking f be would accept tbe position.
At that time the nomination had been sent to
Gen. Harrinon M ill Go Fivhlng.
Wasbikot in City, April . The president
is making ai rangaments to go on a fishing
trip. Before tbe adjournment of the senate
he told severs 1 of bis friends that he thought
of going a way for a short trip in the early
part t April. It Is probable be will go down
tbe Cbosapef fee Saturday with Secretary
Wind oui on a revenue cutter to be gone two
or three da- The details of the arrange
ments have nt been made public.
Oklahoma Territory or Ituit.
Washington City, April 5. A move
ment was put on foot recently to start a
township In tlie Oklahoma country to be peo
pled by Wasbingtonians. Assurance is now
bad that 100 tx-Union soldiers will join the
movement, at id applications have come in so
rapidly from department clerks that ft has
been found necessary to limit tbe member
ship in the colony. The advance guard will
start on the 20th on a special train to be
made up by tbe Baltimore and Ohio railroad
and filled wit a delegations from Washing
ton, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and other cit
tion of force
C the Print Shop Fore.
K City, April 5. The reduc
at the government printing
lways follows an adjournment
ook plae Wednesday, when
office, which e
of congress, t
about fifty en
nloyes were discharged. Tbe
sed groat commotion in the
office, as is usi
National Capital Notes.
Miss Ida V urpby, daughter of a promi
nent physician of St Paul, arrived here yes
terday afternoon, as the guest of Mrs, Har
rison at the W bite House.
Cooker F. C arkson, of Iowa, has been ap
pointed private secretary to his father.
Mrs. Grant Will Go with Her Son.
Niw York, April 5. Col Fred D. Grant,
the newly appointed minister to Austria,
will sail on Ar ril 17. His mother and fam
ily will accomjiany him. Mrs. Grant will
probably spetd the summer there. CoL
Graut said Wednesday night that Austria
was about tbe only country ha bad never
visited. He looked forward with great pleas
ure to bis engagement.
A Revolutionary Battle Fine;.
Charleston, 8. C, April 5. The Wash
ington light ii fan try of this city will take
part in tbe cenoennlal pageant at New York,
and will marcl. under the original crimson
battle flag of CoL William Washington's
cavalry. Tbe Sag was In tha battles of the
Cowpens and Lutaw Springs, and is the only
revolutionary i.tandard extant in a condi
tion for use in a parade.
Bev. Mr. Beeoher's Las; Amputated.
Brooklyn, 7J. Y., April 5. Rev. Edward
K. Beecher, wl o fell under a train and had
his left leg cruihed Wednesday night, is still
at the Beney r. capital. Tbe injured leg was
amputated yesterday morning. Dr. Beecher
ia in good spirt, and owing to his fine con
stitution may recover, though to most men
of 83 years the shock he bas undergone would
HOW THE CALLIOPE ESCAPED.
She Snapped I oar Anchor Chains and Then
Put Oat to Sea.
Sydney, N. :i W., April 5. The British
man-of-war Calliope, which ran out of the
hurricane at Eamoa, and for whose safety
fears have best) expressed, has arrived safely
at this port, I: transpires that before the
hurricane cane on every precaution had
been taken by the Calliope. Five anchors
bad been drojrped and everything made
ready for a big blow. In the height of the
storm tbe chains of four anchors snapped
and the Tessa- commenced to drift Capt
Kane then d stir mined to leave the harbor,
where the danger of being thrown on the
reefs was immlaont, and reach, if possible,
the open sea. This be eventually accom
plished after "aard fight, during which the
vessel made onl f a half a knot an hour. Tbe
seas that broke over tbe ship were tremen
dous, and did i mch damage. No lives were
lost, however. Thousands of people are flock
ing to tbe ve wel, and praise the pluck of
Capt Kane in bringing his vessel through
Bis: Hal of Fine Land.
Minneapolis, Minn , April 5. One of the
largest single pine land transactions in this
part of the country was consummated
Wednesday. Srae months ago Mr. A. H.
Wilder, of this city, gave an Eau Claire
gentleman an coition on ths standing pine on
a large tract of land in Mille Lac county in
this state Ex-toiiator Sabln purchased the
option and cot eluded tbe trade. Wednes
day Benator Si .bin disposed of the pine to
Mr. Weyerbawier, the well-known lumber
man of Eau Claire. The sals was made for
$450,900. Tbe vine will be bandied by tbe
Mississippi Rivtr Logging company and will
be floated from tbe St Croix into the Missis
sippi and thenot down the river.
Beaolved t Prouecute Boulang-er.
Paris, April S. The chamber of deputies
yesterday resoh ed by a vote of 855 to 203 to
proceed immediately to electa committee on
the prosecution if Gen. Boulanger as a mem
ber of tbe Patrfcitic league, other prominent
members of which are now on trial for sedi
tion. Tbe general is in Brussels; where be
went a few day I ago to avoid arrest, and
where he is coot nually onder the surveillance
of French detent Ives, with a prospect of being
ordered to leavt . Belgium. He proposes to
go to England. ,
"Music of Progress"
Its Melody Rings Through the
THE NEW SOUTH A VEEY SOLID FACT
According to tha View of a New York
Banker Who Has Been There Taking
Notes What tha Baee Problem Means te
tha Southern Mind Pennsylvania's For
midable Industrial Enemy Direction of
Future Growth A Bright Outlook.
Baltimore, April 5. Frederic Taylor,
the New York banker who recently made a
tour of investigation in the south with Hon.
Abram S. Hewitt, Hon. Edward Cooper and
others, has, in response to a request, reduced
to writing for Tbe Manufacturers' Record
the impressions made upon him with regard
to the indust rial condition and development
of that section. Mr. Taylor says tbe trip
was to him a revelation, for be bad believed
that the "new south" was a fallacy. "It
seemed to me," he says, "that we traveled
through a continuous and unbroken strain
Of what bas been aptly termed tbe music of
Mr. Taylor is evidently a Republican, for
he says that he discovered "the coming disin
tegration of the solid south and the bringing
about of a condition of politics that will be
healthy," and goes on to say:
Tbe most serious obstacle in the way of
this consummation is the race problem.
This quest ion Is one of which we of tbe north
have little understanding. To us it involves
nothing but fair play to tbe newly enfran
chised race. To the southern people, how
ever, I discovered that it means keeping con
trol of their local affairs in the bands of
those who pay the taxes. I held conversa
tions with a number of thoughtful, conserva
tive men, and they discussed it in a most
catholic spirit, but I concluded that bow
ever tbe people of the south may be divided
about other things they will continue a unit
on this. Despite all theories as to colonisa
tion of the negroes elsewhere they will con
tinue, I think, to he scattered throughout the
southern states. They can't be got rid of,
and I think it would be a calamity for the
south to lose tbenV They constitute an ele
ment of docile, patient, hard labor, which is
aa important factor in the country's devel
opment" Taylor believes that there is no question
that pig iron can be made cheaper in the
south than anywhere else, unlem at Cornwall,
Pa. As Mr. Carnegie says: "The south is
Pennsylvania's most formidable Industrial
enemy;" but Taylor says that in other indus
tries, rather than in iron, will be tbe future
growth and wealth of tbe south. Tho cotton
factories, the factories for making wagons,
cars, bricks, implements, etc., are what will
bring people to the south and make her inde
pendent He believes the south is only now
on the threshold of its boom, and asserts that
while it is true tbe people there have had
some help in the way of immigration and
foreign capital, yet its prosperous condition
is due to the indomitable energy and bard
work of the snnthern people themselves.
ARMED REBELLION IN IOWA.
Farmers on the Des Moines Hirer Lands
Resist V. S. Marshals with Rifles.
Fort Dodok, Ia, April 5. United States
marshals who attempted to make evictions
from the Des Moines river lands yesterday
wore met with armed resistance and driven
from the field. A mob of settlers, fully
equipped with Winchester rifles, assembled
at the borne of the settlers to be evicted and
defied the officials. The mob greatly out
numbered tbe officials, and tbe latter dis
creetly retired without attempting to force
the farmers from their lands. United States
Marshal Desmond, of Dubuque, will be called
upon for more assistance before any further
evictions are attempted. Sheriff Adams and
a posse are in tbe country to make arrests for
conspiracy, but thought it advisable to post
pone notion until tbe present outbreak bas
A Tosse Fired Upon.
Des Moines, Ia., April 5, A United
States marshal and posse were fired on yes
terday from a dense thicket of hazel brush
while in tbe act of evicting a farmer named
Blake from tho Litchfield land,'sixteen;rnUes
from Webster City. Probably forty 'shots
were fired by as many armed settlers, but
the marksmanship was either poor or the
range was intentionally wide, far none of
tbe deputies as hurt Tbe posse bad a
number of writs, but as they were only
armed with revolvers they did not attempt
to serve them, and retreated in good order.
FIFTY FEET OF GAS FLAME.
A Blowout of the Natural Product with
Perhaps Fatal Results.
FITTSBCBO, April 5. An East Palestine,
O., special to The Times says: A natural gas
well of terrific volume and pressure was
struck near this place yesterday at a depth of
700 feet Tbe drillers were not expecting the
strike and were entirely unprepared. The
gas blew tbe drilling tools high into tbe air
and ignited from the fire under the boiler.
The derrick and several small buildings near
by were totally consumed. D. B. Taylor,
Simeon Early, Kobert Timmins, Jr. , and an
other man name unknown, were seriously
and perhaps fatally burned. Tbe flame of
the burning gas is over fifty feet high.
Some Suggestive Pension Decision.
Washington City, April 6. Assistant
Secretary Bussey bas reversed the decision
of the commissioner of pensions in rejecting
tbe application of John Derency, Company
L, Twelfth Illinois volunteers, for a pension,
on the ground that evidence does not war
rant tbe conclusion that disability existed
prior to enlistment Tbe decision of the pen
sion office in the case of John P. Davis,
father of Samuel P. Davis, an Ohio volun
teer, is also reversed. Davis took aconite
for brandy by mistake while in line of duty.
Tbe pension office held that it was negligence
in him, but Assistant Secretary Bossey holds
that the innocent mistake of Davis, which
subsequently produced blood-poisoning and
caused his death, should not operate against
his father being awarded a pension.
Fred Douglass in Florida.
Jackbokyilli, Fla., Aprtl 5. Fred Doug
lass was the guest of the colored people here
yesterday. A procession numbering 590, in
cluding military companies, escorted him
from the railroad station to the exposition
grounds, where he delivered a short address,
congratulating tbe colored people of Florida
upon their progress sinoe emancipation. Tbe
city is full of colored people from all parts of
Postmaster Pearson Must Go.
Washington City, April 6. The presi
dent bas decided to appoint Joel H. Erbardt
collector of customs at New York. Corne
lius Vancott will be appointed to succeed
Madiso.v, Wig., April & Because two
Milwaukee members of the bouse were pres
ent at a wrestling match yesterday that city
lost the tlOO.OOO state fair appropriation.
Tbe senate passed a bill authorizing the Meth
odist church to insure its own property. The
house passed bills giving an insurance fran
chise to a Roman Catholic society in Minne
apolis; to prevent tbe abduction of women,
and reducing tbe price of state lands. The
dressed beef bill was killed 47 to SL
Lansino, Mich., April 5. the senate yes
terday killed the bill permitting local boards
of health to draw on the county treasuries to
prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
The house passed bill to authorize Detroit
to issue (500,000 in boulevard bonds, and a
hill fixing the passenger rate on tbe upper
peninsula railways at 8 cents per mile.
lnif a project for enlisting young boys
.-j it. .T:
Haw York City has 9,000 Chinese resi
Still Lovesthe Brute.
A Case of Affection That Is ln
DETESTED BY FELLOW-OELMTNALS,
The Miscreant Bohan Still Retains the De
votion of His Wife. Made Sightless by
His Dastard, Drunken Cruelty She Visits
Him in Prlon and Declares Ber Inten
tion to Work for His Pardon A Talk
with the Suffering Woman.
AcbcbN, N. Y., April 5, A large, middle-aged
woman, blind in both eyes and led
by a young lady of 1. applied at tbe prison
gate yesterday morning for admission. She
asked for William Boban, her husband, who
was received from Sing Sing last October and
is serving a twenty-year sentence for gouging
her eyes out It will be remembered that the
dastardly brute, in a drunken rage, at two
different times made a murderous attack on
bis wife, and each time destroyed tbe sight of
one eye. At the tr lal the woman deliberately
perjured herself to save the miscreant from
the just penalty of his devilihbnoss.
Because of his terrible crime Bohan has
been ostracised by his fellow-convicts. Even
thieves, burglars and murderers show their
detestation of a man who could treat his
wife so. For tbe past two weeks Bohan has
been an inmate of the hospital, suffering from
a severe attuck of pneumonia. He has been
iu communication with his wife, and when
she beurd be was sick sua determined to visit
him, arriving at the prison yesterday, ac
companied by ber niece. She was permitted
to visit ber l-rutal bushaui in the hospital,
and their meeting was very aflfoctionate. He
walked up to her, and. l tcing his baads on
her cheeks, kissed her several times. He then
led her to a chair near bis bed and they
spent an hour in earnest conversation, dur
which the convict husband cried like a child.
The sijfht of the blind woman coming to
visit tho mau wbo hail caused ber so much
misery surprised ven the prison officials.
Then to one of them wbo expressed his sur
prise to tbe wife, she said: "I forgive him
and still love him."
The woman's niece, a. sister's daughter, tv
ceived tbe mnn very coolly end through the
interview she never spoke to her uncle. Mrs.
Bohan said to a correspondent that, while she
as mmb.e to account for her f.elincs, she
still loved tbe man and would live with him
tomorrow if he wero released from prison.
Sbe added that, it was hard to keep him in
prison, as it uid her no good and was an in
jury to him. She excud his crime by say
ing that be was intoxicated, else be never
would bavi. injured her.
-When sober," she said, lie always treated
me kindly." She added that when sent to
prison he deeded her all his propertv, amount
ing to about $7,000. She seld: "A wife's a
wife, and 1 can't bslp my feelings. I love
my husband still, and would do anything for
him. As soon as I am able I shall set about
obtaining his pardon, and, if successful, we
shall live together as before." When asked
if the neighbors would not interfere and make
it unpleasant for the man if be returned to
Far Rockaway, the woman said: "o; they
wonld not dare lay violent hands on him, for
if they hurt a hair of his head I would see
that they were punished."
INTER-STATE COMMERCE MATTERS.
The Grand Trnnk Pleads No .Turlitdlctloii
to the Commission.
Wa8ih.vgtow City, April 5. The inter
state commerce commission yesterday
gave a hearing to counsel for the Grand
Trunk railroad, of Canada, charged with vio
lating the inter-state commerce law by charg
ing less than its published rates on traffic
taken from points in the United States to
points in Canada. Counsel for the rood made
a brief argument, admitting that the road
made some concessions to Canadian custom
ers, Jjut claimed the concession was made to
customers out of the United States, ana was
therefore beyond the reach of the inter-state
commerce law and the jurisdiction of the
commission. Ten days' time was asked for
and gran ed in which to prepare an elaborate,
printed argument in defence of the action of
The commission also heard arguments in
the case of the complaint against the De
troit, Orand Haven and Milwaukee railroad,
charged with discriminating against some of
its customers at way siations Ly making free
delivery at long distance and liirfje stations,
and not at short distance and smaller sta
tions, although the rates are the same for
the short and long hanl
RHODE ISLAND'S ELECTION.
The Slate Very Close, with SUtcen Legis
lators Yet to EIrrt.
PROVIDKSCE, B, L, April 5 Tbe legis
lature stands on joint ballot 41 Republicans
and 47 Democrats, with 1 members to be
elected. There will be a bard fight over these
19, and each party hopes to secure the neces
sary majority in the leprislature to elect its
state ticket. The Republicans will have to
elect 10 or the Democrats b in order to suc
ceed. Davis (Dem.) for governor has over 4.000
plurality over Ladd (Ren.), but lucks about
500 of a majority, and tho legislature will
have to el?ct. Slocum (Dom.) lor attorney
general is elected by the popular vote.
A Postmaster Skips to Cannda.
Elkira, N. Y., April 5 It was not pen
erally known until yet rday tunt Assistant
Postmaster Cf A. Ward was mi-v-ing,together
with $2,000 of government money rifled
from the poetolllee safe. Ward left tbe city
early on Wednesday morning and it la sup
posed he is now in Canada. For several
months past business men in this city have
received complaint from out-of-town cus
tomers that they did not receive credit for
money mailed. Forty or fttty cases of this
nature have been reported. The amount
stolen in this way cannot be stated. Ward
has heretofore borne a good reputation, al
though he bas been subject to periodical
"sprees." He leaves behind bim a wile and
five small children.
Armes To Be Tried by Court Martial.
Washington Citt, April 5 The in
spector of tbe army yesterday submitted to
the adjutant general a report upon bis in
vestigation into the conduct of Ma J. Armes.
The inspector general prefers charges against
Maj. Amies, and recommends that he be
tried by a court-martial. Maj. Amies is
charged with conduct unbecoming an officer
and a gentleman in falsely accusiuz Mai
Hasbrouek iu regard to the trouble over the
inauguration day parade, and of outrageous
conduct iu assaulting Governor Beaver.
Rejected Salisbury's Candidate.
London, April 5. In the bouse of lords
last night the members elected Earl Morley
chairman of committees by a vote of US to
77, rejecting Lord Balfour of Bnrleigh, who
was Liord halt'onry's candidate for the office.
Condition of the National Hanks.
Washington City. April 5. Abstracts of
the reports made to tbe comptroller of tbe
currency on the condition of the national
banks of the country on tiro 26th of last
February show among the resource of the
banks: Loans and discounts, fl.fibS. 478,463;
bonds to secure circulation, flM, 78,300;
bonds to secure deposits, t4,:j84,0Ou; specie,
1182,284,803, and ts8,C24,S(J0 in legal tender
notes. Among the liabilities are toutid: Na
tional bank notes issued, lo7.lti,136; surplus
lund, simz,4.',i; individual deposits,
t 973,535, and 43,554,4S0 United States
KilbrUie's Sentence Confirmed.
Dublin, April 5. The sentence of Mr.
Deuuis Kilbride, member of parliament for
South Kerry, to three months' imprisonment
for offenses under tbe crimes act, was con
firmed yesterday on appeal. .
The Weather Wo May Kipect.
Washington Cbt, April 6. The indica
tions for thirty-eix hours from n p.m. yesterday
are as follows: For Indiana, Illinois. Iowa and
Lower Michigan Fair. warmer weUher; west
erly winds. For Upper Michigan and Wiscon
sinFair, warmer weather; winds becoming
Lace Curtain Stretchers
I I II 1 1 I II II III IMM I
cut or roLDiMO riuMC,
Will Sato vou Money, Time and Leber.
Evk-kV i lofSH KEEPER SUOLLD UaVK ONJ
any lady cud operate them.
For Sale By
He invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
There is a report at Fort Dodge, Ia., that
silver has been found on the farm of Peter
Keai oti, six miles north of the city.
Fifteen elections in Cauada Thursday re
suited in favor of the repeal of the Scott
temperance net in ench of the fifteen places.
A fire in t!:e lard refinery building of Swift
& Co., at tho Chicago stock yards, Thursday
night, d.troyod tbe building, canslng a loss
of about f 50 0OJ.
If Ashland, Wis., will, give J. E. York a
bonus of 100.0UO be proposes to erect a steel
plant there to xwt not less than $1,000,000 and
employ 1,'AM men.
Col. Riehar.l Long, a prominent business
man of Chicago, was run over and fatally
injured by a train at Allegheny City, Pa.,
Stanley, the explorer, was last seen in Feb
ruary on his way to Zanzibar with Emin
Pasbii and his force, and they bad 8,000 ttibks
of ivory with them.
A dos'vndnnt of George Ewing has filed
suils at Wsr.ash, Ind , which, if successful,
will inv'olve half the town, which was
platted originally Ewing.
Dr. 0inh Kt-ivell, S3 years of age, who
lives in Atlanta, recently married a woman
sixty years his junior. This is Dr. Stovell's
third mntrlnwmal venture.
White-Caps at Chattanooga, Tenn., put
poison in the troughs used to feed tbe stock
of R. Cajer, a prominent citizen. It was
discovered ami tbe stock saved.
A bailiff who bad charge of a farm from
which the tenants had been evicted, at Coler
aine, Coutty Londonderry, Ii-eland, was shot
dead Tburiay by unkuown parties.
The Delaware legislative committee inves
tigating tbe school books deficiency, has dis
covered that tbe slate has lost about f 10,000
by going into the school book business.
Sullivan the sludger is still on a spree, and
his backers are going back on him. If be
doesn't fo'.ier up his fight with Kilrain will
not come off for want ot any one to bet on him.
The pope will soon put forth a long ency
clical letter ievotl chiefly to the question of
state Socialism. His holiness bas been at
work for somo time on this important docu
ment. Thursday was o! Kerned as a fast day in
Massachusetts, an! religions services were
held in many of the churches. Also it was
a great day for base ball, cricket, target
shoots, and other sports.
John S. Perry, senior member of tha firm
of Perry & Co., stove dealers, Albany, N. Y.,
died at noon Thursday, aged 74. For several
years he was pres dent of the National Asso
ciation of Stove Manufacturers.
The Sheldon Axle works, at Wilkesbarre,
Pa., having the largest plant in the country,
are increasing their force of workmen as fast
as plans can be made for them. The com
pany have orders six mouths ahead.
The New York assembly has passed a bill
making it a penal offense to give or sell
liquor or tobacco to minors under 10, or for
a pawnbroker to lend moneys to such minors,
or for such minors to attend skating-rinks
Dwight L. Moody, the evangelist, opened
a convention for Christian workers at the
Chicago Avenue church in Chicago Thurs
day. The meetings will continue from thirty
to sixty days, according to the interest man
ifested. 'A glove fight, to tjiko place at the Ath
letic club rooms. Kan Francisco, bas been ar
ranged between Joe McAuliffe, the, 'Frisco
heavy weight, and Thomas Lees, of Aus
tralia. The tight will be for 1,730, and
come off in the latter part of May.
Allard & Sou, of Paris and New York, are
charged with sii.u.rgliug f.50.000 worth of
tapestries and silks into JJew York by using
tbe coods for hair in the stufflus: of tha nrv-
holstery of furniture, and it is thought thaU
ine loiai amount or me iraua will foot up
$25 -.OOJ. e
Chicago, April 4.
Following were tlie quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat No. S May. opened
K$Q. closed 3'.-e; June, opened.il c, closed
c: July, opened Mi4-, closed tS-igc. Corn
No. - Mar, opt-neil V,,c, ciowd afAg-Sios
June, opened and closed 0c; July, opened
a4C closed :-ic. (..it No. 2 May, opened
and closed Ssc: Juiu-, opened 5! 'Sc. closed
i'5Hc; July, opened - closed -V-.j. fork
May, opined ;l...Sn. c!osd U:), Jim-,
opened fl-.s close .1, $12 :i; July, opened
tli'-to. closed Sli.'CJ . Lard Ma. opened
W.9; t. closed ST.nu.
Live stock The Union stoci yards report
the following prices: llotra-Market ooened
fairly active but prices were 5 Oe lower; light
raues, rouu pacxtnfr, sl.tKi.tUf
mixed lots, Sl.T.I.'.if. heavy pocking- and
shipping lots, 4 li&t.'J . Cattle-Strong
beeves, $8.1i-jl.i; bulk, $.'.503 4.0j: cows, 81.70
3.10: etockers and t.sslrs. 8 -'.4l i3.. Mieep
Strong: natives. ; corn-fed west
erns. S.70ft...M; lam! s, iU.t'.
I'rodnce: liuttcr F.mcy Eljrin creamery .?t
25c per lb. daried in lines. l.Yt.i8c; packing
stock, llif-V,'c. Kgtts Strictly fresh laid. 10c
perdoz. Poultry Live chickens. 11c per lb;
roosters, fc; dresse i tur..eys. lOrjllc: ducks. 10
fel-c: geese. T-cHc. Potatoes Choice Burlwnks,
S0&ac per bu; Beauty of Heron. aJic; Early
Kose, 'M'1 te; sweet potatoes, S'i.Sperbbl.
Apples Choice Kreuuius, Sl.iua.tW per bbl;
poor lots, 75i-x.jiLuO. Crunliernes, bell and
lmale, j.iWsitt.ou per bbl.
Nbw York, April i.
Wheat Quiet: No, 1 red state, flJ0: No.
2 do, tc: No. 2 red winter May, &o; do Jane.
W8c: do July, Spajc Corn Quiet: No. X
mixed cash, 44c; do April. 3Hc; do May,
43&$c; do June, 4$fi. Oata-Steady: Na. 1
white state. c: No. t do. 83c: No. t mixed
April. 31c: do May. 30Hc- Rye Dull. Bar-ley-Qutot.
Pork-Dall; new mess. $13.00
14.110. Lard-yuiet; April, $7.28; May, f7.SU;
Live Stock: Cattle-No market; dressed
; beef, steady: cenmon to extra sides,
fi&-ic t tt. To-day's Liverpool cable
quotes American refrigerator beef un
' changed at scant So V t. Sheep and
Lambs-Firm for sheep; easier for yearllnfs;
' steady for spring lambs; unshorn sheep,
S.oor.jii.ii,! ioj fcbs: unshorn vearlines. S8.50
(f.".5i; epring lambs, $3.50(38.50 each. Hox
Nominal value, tXiO.SO V 100 lbs.
Bay Upland prairie, $78.
Hay Tun .Hn new $7iS.OO.
Hay-Wild, $6.00$a .
Potatoes SSriJiSc .
Cos I Soft lie : haid 9.00
Oort Wood-Oak, $4.; Hickory, $.-.
8iraw-S5.00: . baled $6.00.
The uiual thickness of veneers for fur
niture is from one-eighth to onefortieth
of an inch, but as a curiosity they are cut
as thin as 160 to an inch.
T - e , .m -m- a
X UrnitUre tne t HlGSt,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Richest,
- IF1- COBDE
to call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures al! hi9
guarantees to be well made and fim class Give hi,,, a
Why You Should Deal With Us?
-We sell goods at Lower Prices than any other
establishment in the West.
-We have One Price, and "On Price only,"
whkh 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 moiv f,,revery
dollar you may spend with ns.
-We have the largest assortment and the Wr-si
stock in the Northwest, twice and three
times as large as any of our competitois.
The Pioneer Clothier, natter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 "West Second St.,
CLOUQ-H & KAUTZ,
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, III.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
tSgfSecond Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repaired.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers
-: 300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
taTPaintlDg, Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
ONLY S2.00 -A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
: and hsT some of ths latsst BOTsltles of tb setsoB. artist
HAKELIER, Proprietor andAri
No, 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old studio, over McUW
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
Floral Pi signs furm&lu ti.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups. Oravi-
for NURSES with boiling- water a deUciou
Is Instantly provided. NVALIDS will find tt iv?w
givtaff tone to tb WEAKEST STOMA II. liuttttt
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Tut un la couveaie I
ffOS Of both SOtlD AND FLl ll EXT K ACTS.
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