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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Fkiday, April 0. 1889.
LOCAL LAW MAKERS.
Important Session of the City
The Adjoaraed 91 cellos Lait Events
The City Vote CanTsaaed-tSeeoad
Avraait Ordered 1'arad with Cy
IOfflcll Report. 1
Citt Council Room, Kock Island,
April 5. The council met In adjourned
MMion, Mayor Blaodiug presidios and
all the aldermen present except Hcbsf-
Alderman Williamson presented an or
riiaance establishing grades in the cltj
The clerk read a petition from L II
West and others for the repair of Sixth
arenne between Twelfth and Fifteenth
streets. Referred to the street and alley
A petition of A. Bsr?8trom, for per
mission to lay an iron water pipe, was
referred to the waterworks committee
The clerk read a petition from A
Bergstrom for permission to connect
over private property with the Fifth
avenue sewer. Referred to the sewer
Alderman Howard, from the claims
committee, reported back the claim of M.
Rogers for 1275 adversely, and the elalm
Ayes Gray, Negus. Ill, Schnell, Ev
aos, Simmon, McConochie- 7.
Noes Howard. Hampton, Winter,
Edwards, Scott. Williamson 6.
Alderman Winter, from the finance
committee, reported favorably two bills
of H . O. Paddock, 845 and $3, respec
lively, which were allowed.
Alderman Williamson reported an or
dinance for the paving of Second avenue
from the east side of Twentieth street
to the west side of Fourteenth street, by
special taxation, with cypress blocks,
with a foundation of concrete. Referred
to the ordinance committee to report at
the nex; regular meeting.
The returns of the late city election
were ordered canvassed, on motion of
Alderman Hampton, and the chair, on
motion, appointed Aldermen Howard.
Edwards, Winter.Negus and Williamson,
together with the clerk, a committee to
canvass the vote. Alderman Winter was
later excused on account of sickness in
his family, and Alderman Hampton sub
stituted. The canvass having been duly made
Alderman Williamson submitted the re
port of the committee, showing the re
sult of the ehction, and declaring the
candidates having the highest number of
votes duly elected, etc. Alderman
Schnell moved that the report be re
ceived and ordered placed on file.
Adopted unanimously. The report
shows totals as follows:
Mayor -Fred Hass, D. 1807; W Mo
Conorhle. R, 132922 majority.
Clerk H M Abell, D, 1205; Robert
Koebler, R, 125752.
Attorney Wm McEntry, D, 1106; J L
Haas, R, 1817211.
Treasurer W L Aster, D. 1180; O M
Loosley, R. 127101.
Police Magistrate H C Wlvlll. D,
1808; Robbert Bennett. R, 1123180.
The returns for aldermen are as fol
lows: First ward 31 Buncher. D, 101; Al
fred Coyne, R, 15110.
Second ward David Ulam, D, 209;
John Hetter, R, 2o9.
Third ward-Daniel Coiken, D, 235;
W A Guthrie. R. 168-72.
Fourth ward Frank 111, D, 175;
Charles Hansjren. R, 1678.
Fifth ward John Pender, D, 175; B
F Knox, R. 22550.
Sixth ward D J Sears. D, 121; WF
Scnrocder, R, 17554.
Seventh ward J E Larkin, D, 140; W
A Giles. R, 18316.
For selling the waterworks, 716;
Alderman Williamson moved that the
r.lerk be Instructed to notify the two can
didates for aldermen that there is a tie
vote, and that tbev appear before the
council. Adopted unanimously.
The clerk informed the council that
notice hadben given, and the mayor said
that unless notice of a desire to contest
the next step would be to draw lots. Mr.
Hetter expressed his willingness to abide
by the law; Mr. ulum save notice of a
contest as to thn truthfulness of the eleo
tlon judges. Alderman Williamson
moved that the contest be made a special
order for the next regular meeting. Car
xied, 8 to 4.
Alderman Scott moved to reconsider
the motion deferring action on the Second
avenue paving ordinance to the next reg
ular meeting. Carried:
Ayes Gray, Hampton, Negus, Schnell,
Evans, Simmon, Edwards, bcolt, Wil
Noes Howard, 111, McConochie 3,
Certain blanks were filled by motion,
and the mayor appointed as commission
ers, Alderman Edwards, Howard and
Negus. Alderman Schnell moved that
the ordinance be adopted. Alderman
Howard moved as an amendment, that
two-. thirds of the tax be collected before
the work be commenced, cost, 9 to 8
The ordinance then passed by the same
Ayes Gray, Hampton. Negus, Schnell,
trans, d wards, McConochie, Scott,
Noes Howard, 111, 8immon 3.
Bobxbt Eoehler, City Clerk.
At the United Presbyterian, the Rev
nr. aiamews win preach at 10:45 a m
and 7:30 pm. Young people's meeting
at 6:40 p m.
At Trinity church, tomorrow Passion
ounnav services at lvAo a m, 12 m
and 7 pm. At the chapel at 2:30 and
7 p m.. Rev. R F Sweet, rector.
At the English Lutheran, preaching at
10:45 a m, Rev E F Bartholomew, D D,
pastor, "The Groundlessness of Unbe
lief:" John 8:46. Sunday school at 2:80
pm, D W Foss, superintendent.
At the Twentieth street Evangelical
nutheran cburcb, the Rev U A Mennicke,
will preach at 10 a m. Text, John,
111:46 69. Thema: Christ! Varheissung;
Wabrllck. wahrlick, Ich sage euch, so
jemand mein Wort wird halten, der wlrd
den Tod nicbtiseben ewiglich. 2:30
At the Ninth Street Methodist church,
preaching at 10:45 a ro by the Rev J 8
McCord, of Dubuque, Iowa, and at 9:30
p m by the Rev G W Gun of the First
Methodist church . Special services all
day. Excellent music for the occasion.
Sunday school at 2:80 p m. This is the
first regular service in the remodeled and
At the First M. E. church, there will
be no services in the morning, as the
congregation will attend the opening of
the Ninth Street Methodist church.
Preaching at 7:80 p m, by the Rev J S
McCord, of Dubuque. Iowa. Snnday
school at 9:15 a to, J F Robinson, superintendent.-
Young people's meeting at
6:80 p m, C E Adams, leader.
At the First Baptist church, H. C.
Leland, pastor, services at 10:45 am
and 7:30 p m. Text: "The Baling Mo-
tire." The ordinance of the Lord's sup
per at the close of the morning sermon.
8unday school si 9:30 a m, J. W.
Welch, superintendent. Ycung people's
and converts' meeting at 6:80 p m. At
Forty-fourth street chapel 8unday
school at 2:80 p m., and service at 3:30
At the Broadway Presbyterian church
the Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor, will
preach at 10:45. a m and 7:30 pm. Morn
ing theme: "The Voice or God Today."
Evening: "The Psalms in History end
Biography." Young people's meeting
at 6:80 p m. 8unday school at 9:15
a m. Dr J W Stewart, superintendent.
South Park Mission Sunday school at
2:80 p m. Preaching at 8:30 p m.
At the Central Presbyterian church
Rev A B Meldrum, pastor, will preach
tomorrow at 10:45 a m and 7:80 p m.
Morning subject: "Apprehending that
for which we are apprehended." Eve
ning subject: No. 12. In pivot word se
ries "For Appropriate vocal and
instrumental music at both services.
Gospel Hyms used In the evening. Sab,
bath school and pastor's bible class at
9:80 a m, James M Buford, superintend
ent. Young people's meeting at 6:30
Morrow ana Myaspathy.
Resolutions were adopted at a regular
meeting of the Rock Island auxiliary of
the Women's Foreign Missionary society
held Wednesday as follows:
Whzrias, We have been called upon
to mourn the loss of our dear friend and
co-laborer, Mrs. E. D Sweeney; there
fore Rewind, That we thank God that for
so many years. Be gave us the Inspira
tion of her companionship and obedient
labors, and that we have remaining to
us the rich legacy of a life "bid with
Christ In God."
Jlmolved, That, as in the last moments
of her life her thoughts were given to the
interests or the Women's Foreign Mis
sionary society, we, in her memory, pledge
ourselves to be faithful to the same until
death calls us home.
Iiuolttd. That we extend to Mr. Swee
uey ana lamuy, ana to her sister, our
president, our loving sympathy and com
menu mem to me care or Him who was
"made perfect through suffering."
Ilesolted, That these resolutions and
the letter from the Moline auxiliary, ex
pressl?e of their sympathy in our loss, be
made a part of our records, and that a
copy of each be given to the famil and
to the Rock Inland A Rous and Union for
publication. Mns. G. W. Gpe.
Mrs. M. M. Stxjhoboh,
The Rock Island auxiliary has received
the following letter of sympathy from
the Moline uuxllinry, concerning Mrs.
Moline. Mnrch 23 issft
To the Membnrs of the "oca: Inland Auxiliary of
me vvoman i f oreign Missionary Society of to
Methodist Episcopal Church :
Dkab bistkhb: Deep sorrow fills our
hearts as we learn of the removal l.v
death of Mrs. Edward D. Sweeney, our
neiovea sister and faithful co-laborer in
the vineyard of the Lord.
We recall with much pleasure her
labors of love as she wrought for the ex
tension of the cause so dear to ever? one
or us. in your auxiliary the place she so
ably filled Is now vacant, but we rejoice
in tne tnougnt mat your trust is in one.
who. while He "bu fries His workmen.
carries on His work." We cherish the
thought that our nowssainted sister took
her departure while ensaged in the
selection of an appropriate text of scrip
ture to accompany her yearly thank oner-
log to the society of which she was a de
voted and honored member.
Our auxiliarv, now assembled in its an
nual thank-offering service, pauses to ex
press our feelings of profound sympathy
to the bereaved members of our sister
society, and through you, to the immed
late friends of the deceased.
Mrs. H. W. Hyde. Pres.. Mrs.
Mary C. Knebcnr, secv . Moline Auxll
iary of the Woman's Foreign Missionary
society of the Methodist Episcopal
Statx op uhio, City of Toledo. (
Lucas Codktt, S. S. (
Fkask J. Cheney makes oath that be
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J
Cheney & Co., doing huriness In the
city of Toledo, County and Stale 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 Catarbh
Curs. 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 upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of the system . Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
STATE LEGISLATIVE NOTES.
Work Dona by the Illinois and Wisconsin
Springfield, Ills., April C The senate
yesterday ordered the hill to second reading
making employers liable for plaintiffs attor
ney s fees iu suite for wages hy workingmen.
Upon an adverse committee report the bill
repealing the Mrritt conspiracy law was
laid on the table: the bill to assist Jefferson
county to rebuild Its cyclone-destroyed court
house waa tabled in the same manner.
The bill for the identification of habitual
criminals waa passed and a number of bills
ordered to third reading.
The senate's joint revolution to inquire into
the advisability of fighting the "binding-twine
trust," oy having the state penitentiaries man
ufacture the article was adopted in the house,
after Merritt had failed to hare it amended
so as to direct Illinois United States senators
to try to have the duty on nianila and sisal
grass abolished. The bill to codify and revise
the school law was passed, as was the bill
putting tlie penitentiaries under the control
of a single board of commissioners, and pro
viding for their management. A good por
tion of the day was devoted to a long debate
over an Associated Press report intimating
that there was some crookedness in the delay
on the telephone bill, and a resolution to ex
pel the reporter was mooted but not offered.
Madiso-J, Wla, April ft Among the bills
passed by the bouse yesterday were the fol
lowing: Taxing express companies 2 per
cent on g om earnings; for the protection of
brook trout, deer aud flb. The senate passed
bills prohibiting dog and cock fighting; giv
ing sub-contractors liens against principal
contractors for work and supplies; tempt
ing the Knights of Maccabees from the oper
ation of the Insurance laws.
Rhode Island Legislature m Tie.
Providence, R. I., April 6. The town of
Foster elected a senator and representative
yesterday, both Republican, which makes the
legislature a tie on joint ballot: Senate Re
publicans, 23; Democrats, 10. House Re
publicans. W4; Democrat, 37. There are
fourteen more postponed elections to be d
Tha Weather We May ExpecC
Washinotow Citt, April . The Indica
tions for thlrty-slx hoars from S p.m. yesterday
are as follows: for Lower Miohigan Warmer,
fair we tther, precede! by light rain or snow;
winds shifting to easterly and southerly. For
Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin Iowa and Upper
Michigan Warmer, fair weather: wind
shifting to southerly.
Dancing is said to be declining in popu
larity In England.
Miss Buecliler's Trial
A Chicago Business Man on the
HIS TALK ITH THE DEFENDANT,
And the As;rinent She Concluded to
Hake A Stcry of Wickedness aud Im
providence Ser Comprehensive Hernia
elation Tlio Prosecution finds Its Case
and the fJefi-nse Asks Time Remarka
ble Coincidence of Names In the Life of a
. Wayward Wo man.
Omaha, Keb., April ft The court room
was again crowi ed yesterday when the case
ol IJbnfo Baeclil r was resumed, many of the
audience lieing I ulies.
J. Mi Oreiror Adam', president of the
Adams & Ws;lake company of Chicngo,
was the first wit less placed ou the stand. Be
detailed en into -view between himself and
the dofendant a ; his office in the latter part
of January, 188-1 Henry Woolworth King,
the coal merchant, was present. The de
fendant hnd come from Quincy. She
seemed much ei cited. She said Harry had
been very improvident, Lad many bills un
paid, and she had come to Chicago to get
some money from him or his father. Mr.
Adams said he ?as anxious that she should
not see Harry's father, as it would only an
noy him end his family. Ska said she wanted,
if she could get cionwy enough, to go back to
her heme iu CltvelauJ. She was tired, she
said of the way toings had been going. Mr.
Adorns tbeu proposed that if she would break
up her relations with King and return to
Cleveland he would pay the expense of mov.
Ing, see that all hr unpaid bills were settled.
and give her tSOU besides. Ha then gave her
fwi auu she promised to return to Quincy,
He told her he w juld either come to Quincy
or send some one down there to carry out the
agreement wbicb they had made. Mr. John
son was sent to Q uincy iu pursuance of this
airangemeut. Sir. Adams again saw the de-
fondant at the ofhee of Luther Laflin Mills.
Henry Woolworth King was present. At
that meeting Mr. Mills said that young King
bad renewed his relations with the defend
ant Bills were gain accumulating, and he
cau oeeu instruct 1 by her to secure iav.
mcut either through young King or his
father. At eitl er this interview or the
previous one the tefendant said she had given
Harry her diamo id ring to be pawned for
the purpoise of raising money to pay their
qbois. aiie a(-re!U to release all claims on
Uarry for J,0K). Mr. A.lams thought
5 1, ouo enough. lr. ilills proposed to accept
this amount if it was further agreed to pay
all outstanding debts of the defendant
and youn;- King and pay rant on the flat
they were then .Yccupyin until May 1 fol
lowing. This proposition was finally agreed to, the
aeienmmt signed a paper to that effect, aud
received thfl,VUin cash. The agreemeut
wnicu she signed n-cited that she had been
living with Hnrv V. Kins?, Jr., for .several
months; tunt ho b-id promised to marry her,
dm nai laiiod ti do so. The agreement
bound her to re easo huu, his heirs, execu
tors, and assigns from all claims asainst him
which she, her heirs, etc., had, or might have
had, "from the be -inning of the world." To
this agreement sb signed tho name of Libhie
Beeohlcr. She su "rendered a package of let
ters written her iy voune Kliie which Mr.
Adams, after submitting them to Mr. King,
Sr., bitrned up. At this interview the de
fendant sent a verbal message by Mr. Adams
to air. Kiirg. sr., in which site advised him
to make Harry "rustle for himself," as she
expressed it, that it -might cure him of his
improvideut hem s. ISbe also advised Mr
King to keep Hairy out of her 'way, tuatjshe
was tired of him and if he troubled her any
more sh would Mr. Adams recollected her
language "tlx him.
The cross-examination brought out nothing
except that at first Miss Beechler refused to
accept money or g ve up Harry, and that she
was told that bis father bad disinherited him.
aud that it he mat ried her tbey would have
nothing but bis salary to live on. A letter
was introduced fit m Miss Beechler to Harry,
in which she decliu-ed she wanted him and
would have him if she bad to work for them
both. It was sigred "Lihbie King" and "al
ways your true wi:e," and dated in February.
The prosecution i hen rested and the defense
asked for and obta jied an adjournment over
night to determine whether or not to intro
duce any toslimony in defense.
lue observing attendant upon the trial
cannot failed to have noticed how the dis
tracted woman's lif s f or the last five years has
Dsan moiaea Dy three men, all of whom were
named King. A htill stranirer fact is that
the Christian nam of all three of the Kings
was Henry W. T ie first one of this trio to
come into Miss teechler's life has not ap
peared in the trial except incidentally. He
is a coal merchant In Chicago and is said to
be a man of the wcrld He was an Intimate
friend of the H. W. King killed in the Pax
ton hotel, and tho two at times made the
rounds of Chicago. The coal merchant was
the friend of Miss Beechler and had known
her for some tinw prior to her acquaint
ance with the King now dead. Curious-
ly enough the ccal merchant introduced
H. W. King, Jr., to Miss Beechler. and the
result or this meet tng was a tale of misery
and disappointment. How Harry IV. King
succeeded in displacing his friend, the coal
merchant, m her a lections has never been
told, and probably never will, unless the
young Chicago blood sees fit to make these
disclosures on his on motion. That Harry
W. King, Jr., became her favorite and still
retained his friend ihip with the coal mer
chant is undisputed. AU along the course of
the int macy betwten Miss Beechler and
Harry W. King, Jr . the Demon of Harrv W.
King, the eoal merchant, occasionally ap
pears upon toe see ie. lie went with Law
yer Johnson to Quincy in February. 1888.
and at several other times was an interested
party to events constantly taking place be
tween the defendants and her suiiDosed hua-
Dana i he third .hVng is of course Henry W.
King, Sr., trying to change the career of his
Probably on Bis Death Bed.
Broobxt if, N. Y., Aprif 6. Ex-Mayor
John W. Hunter suTered a stroke of paraly
sis Thursday, one side of his body being com
pletely paralyzed. There is some hope that
the esecte wiu not te immediately fatal Mr.
Hunter is 82 years old, was auditor of the
oustom house for nrnny years, was elected to
oongress in 18C3 and again in 1867, was mayor
In 1874, and is now president of the Dime
Whitney Signs with Indianapolis.
IirniAif APOLis, April 6. James E. Whit
ney, the pitcher, who was exchanged by
Washington for Heily, has signed with the
Indianapolis club at the classification fixed
by President Young It was understood that
the Base Ball brotherhood would make a fight
on this case, but Whitney's action yesterday
will force that orgar iaation to look elsewhere
tor a casus belli.
HARRISON'S MEW DEPARTURE.
Be Will Try to Bn ak the Solid South on
the Protection ZJn.
Washixoton Citt, April 6. It is asserted
that President Har.-ison has plainly given
colored offlce-seekeni of the south, who are
aere, to understand that tbey have very little
to expect from him. He proposes to recog
nize the protectioniiW of the south, and to
try in this way to mi ice the dividing line of
the partie, not upon color, but upon the
economic policy. Tie south is full of pro
tectionist who nave been always working
with the Democrats I e cause of the race situ
ation in that section It is said that many
of these have signified their desire to join
hands -"with the Beublican protectionists,
making that the issue, if tbey can
eome into the pnrty with the prop
er recognition. Tie men who belong
to this dans are wealt hy and intelligent the
active, progressive m m of the south. It is
asserted that Mr. Harrison proposes to ease
the way for them into the Republican party
by eradicating the race, question as an issue
and recognizing ttutn mt protectionist,' for
mer Democrats as we 1 as Republicans. 1
THE rXtOCK TBISarP AHErTTB. SATURDAY APK1X 6, IH39.
CASSIOY TALKED TOO MUCH.
Toung Fire Fiend and His Gang Ar
rested Their Davillah. Work.
New York. April ft Police Inspector
Byrnes has caused the arrest of six persons
Henry Caasidy. Reuben Lewis. William
Avery, Edward Deer, Edward Sawyer, and
John H. Hill who are accused of being
gang of "fire-bugs," and who are said to b
responsible for the several attempts which
have been made to burn the Roman Catholic
protectory in Wert Chester county. They
are all between 17 and 81 years of age. Saw
yer is a negro, the others white. All live In
tbo vicinity of East One Hundred and Forty
second street. The leader Is Caasidy, who is
iu years old, but who seems so be a perfect
fiend. I7e was discharged from the protec
tory for impudence a few months ago, and
in revenge plotted to destroy the buildincrs.
He was assistant engineer, bis father being
the engineer. Both were discharged, the
father's offence being drunkenness. Four
attempts to burn the buildings have been
made and some of the out-buildings were de
Inspector Byrnes put detectives on the case,
who took up their residence among the
"toughs," and soon found the guilty persons.
Caasidy did the firing himself, but took the
others into bis confidence, and by bis bully
ing made them help him. He also set fire to
and destroyed a canal boat and a bouse occu
pied by a man who had offsuded him. Ha
went armed, and boasted that If be could not
burn out people he would shoot them. This
incautious talking led to the discovery of bis
A3DUCTED HER OWN CHILD.
A Sensational Scene on the Streets of
Auboru, V. Y.
Apbcrs, N. Y., April ft At about 10
o'clock yesterday morning Mrs. Dr. Gar in, of
this city, snatched a child from its nurse, as
they ware walking together on the street, and
running to the bouse of William K. Noble on
Water street pleaded for admission. She
was taken into the bouse. The child she bad
stolen was her own, the father being Alder
man and Dr. Oerin of this city, president of
the Cdyuga County Medical society, and for
several years health officer here. Mrs. Oerin
is a sister of Father Magee,of Syracuse.and of
vr. iiagee, or Hew York, a patent medicine
proprietor. The trouble began over a year
ago. ine doctor was not kind to his wife.
who is socially disposed, and seemed to be
unreasonably jealous of her. As
result, about two months ago she left bis
house, but the doctor would not permit her
to take her child, a girl about 3 years old.
with her. For a week she has been about the
city and once demande.l the child. She was
refused. Yesterday she walked up to the nurse
on the street, who bad the child out for a
walk, seised the girl and ran off with her.
Before Dr. Oerin reached the house where
his wife sought shelter the woman had en
tered a back and was whirled away in the di
rection of Syracuse. Dr. Oerin called in the
aid of the police, who searched every out
going train wiihout result Every one
sympathizes with the woman.
HOME RULE IN BEEF STEAKS.
lhe-ew lork Legislature Forwards the
Albany, N. Y., April ft The assembly
yesterday afternoon went Into committee of
the whole on Nixon's anti-dessed-beef bill.
Crosby thought the bill was disingenuous.
while it was ostensibly introduced for the
prosorvation of the public health. and while it
was skilfully and ingeniously drawn to avoid
unconstitutionality, tue bill rosily aimed at
preventing the competition of western with
eastern dealers. Barton, chairman of the
Judiciary committee, went further and de
clared that ba bad no doubt of the unconsti
tutionalitv of fbe bill.
Upson of Onondaga was its principal de-
nuuer. tie naa been engaged in cattle rais
ing ana driving la western states and terri
tones, he said, for nearlv ten vnara Thi
bill was being fought by the grea), Chicago
areseea oeet synaicace. as to Chicago and
rwansas city inspection, it was a mere farce.
He had seen in Chicago 27. 000 oattla immaotul
in one day by three men, none of whom got
on nis uorse. me mil was ordered to a third
reading by a vote of 65 to 80.
Edison Loses a Patent Suit.
Isew Yokk, April ft Mr. Edison some
time ago got a patent on a method of print
ing in permaiientsemi-fluidink by puncturing
a sheet of paper or similar material with
numerous small holes, fllliucr such holna with
the semi-fluid ink, and then pressing the same
on tue sunace to be printed. After it fl
lowed the cyclostyle, au instrument well
adapted for copying. Mr. Edison sued Au
EUStus D. Klober. of the ovcloatvle
before Judge Coxe in the United Statm cir
cuit court, claiming an infringement on his
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patent, juageuiw aismis-wd the bill, and
took occasion to remark that the cyclostyle
was superior to caison's method.
Houlanger Fighting at Long Ranrs.
Brussels, April 0. Gen. Boulangur hat
issued a manifesto, in which he says that in a
robust sense the French electors will know
how to deal with falsehoods and slanders.
The government, be declares, has extorted
xrom an iniaiuatea parliament consent to
prosecute him be Tore a court composed of his
political enemies, not judges. The crimes
imputed to him were well known when he
was appointed minister of war. and there
fore his colleagues in the ministry are equally
guilty witn winseu. notmng, be concluded.
will turn him from the advocacy of an honest
republic and the legal exereise of universal
Kussell Harrison's Threatened Libel Suit,
New York, April ft The World savs
-xtuneu o. narnson is in town making ar
rangements to orevent a suit beins- Wmrhf
against him by Schuyler Crosby, formerly
guvuruur Ul jnuuu.ua. 1 DO trOUUle arises OUt
of a Storv two Veara sro In whlnk i
stated that Mr. Crosby bad in his possession
certain jewels wnion had been stolen from
Mrs. Townsend. daughter of IV r. b-m
, o ... u. wvuw.
Some of the papers that printed the storv
niaae a iuii retraction, oar. IV. u. Harrison '
Montana paper did not."
Too Common To Be Excited About.
N abh villi, Tenn., April 6. A special to
The American from Knoxville, Tenn., says:
John Wolflngbarger, the cowardly assassin
of Shoriff Greenbe, of Grainger county, was
taken from the jail at Kutlege shortly after
12 o'clock yesterday morning and hanged to
a limb only iw leet away. The mob was
composed of only five men, among whom
were some of the beet citutens of the county.
There was no excitement, the lynching being
as quiet as a tunerai.
California Crops Am Booming,
Sab Francisco. Ac-ril ft Teletrranhic 1
ports from all carte of the state show that
grain, fruit, and feed promise a greater yield
than has ever been known. The a crease
laivelv increased, and a cnnnral and
heaYV rain ThntH . -7 ind vta-dav tm
beneficial The ram will also help the large
numoer 01 young zruit trees and grape-vines
juai mm unt in me souiuern part 01 tue state
Thinks Be Has Corralled a Meteor.
Portland. Ore.. Am-il 6. The brilliant
meteor observed from this city Sundav even
ing last was also seen at poiuU extending
uurwu xrom nere to ruget sound. A resident
of Yelm Prairie. W. T. olflima that: t K.
tear fell near his farm and be is searching
iur irugmeuie. lie says the meteor mad a
noise like thunder, and th a shock of it vn
tact with the earth was like the discharge of
Who Asks." What's In a Name f
SPRINCriXJ.D. Ills.. Anril 6. Amone- the
Incorporation licenses issued by the secretary
ot state yesterday was one to the "United
States Vaffel-Kaannhnnauat1. ITUntrti-al . UL
crophone- Trumpet- Auoastie - Electromotor-
Un m , t w. - .
uwer- m uiiuu - uar - UlSULLtOe - I iprll n hpse i
ing-Transf ar-Instrument auamn Chimera
The kins; of Holland haa k.d uniiu,
lapse, and his death is exoected at anv
Florida Claims to hava annnlieri flat to
fornla with 2 OOfl OCfl
since the 1st of lut September,
The Lions of the Hour
A Big Blow-Out for Anson's
NEW YORK TO LAY HESSELP OUT.
The Ntarln Chartered to Meet the Conquer
ing Heroes and a Banqnet Provided for
with Much Post-Prandial Oratory A
Conpla of Price-Fights That Didn't Come
Off In Indiana Tho New Challenger for
(he America's Cup.
Kbw York, April ft The banquet to be
given to the Chicago and All-America base
ball teams upon their arrival here from their
circumnavigation of the globe will be the
greatest banquet ever given to base ball
players in the history of the game. The
menu has been made with particular refer
ence to the occasion, and on the various
pages will be sketches of some of the places
in foreign lands where the American ball
players have mystified the uninitiated with
the game. There will be about 850 persons
at the banquet, aud among the speakers will
be Mayor Grant, Governor Hill, Chauncey
M. Depew, Mark Twain and Daniel Dough
erty. The banquet will be at Delmohico'a
The steamer Laura M. Starin has been
chartered to go down the bay when the Adri
atic is spoken and bring the athletes to the
city. When once the boys with their friends
have been transferred to the Starin the Fifth
Avenue hotel will become the objective point
of the entire party. No particular demon
stration has been arranged, but there will be
bands of music to welcome the wanderers at
the pier, wbi-u, for the first time in many
months, they will again step on American
A game liotween the Brooklyn and New
York rluts is the next thins; on the pro
gramme; th-n a theatre party at Palmer's
theatre, and next a game between Chicago
and All-America. The banquet closes the
Later. The Adriatic, with the base ball
tourists on board, was sicrhte-i at 2 o'clock
this morning. A large crowd of lovers of
the national game sailed down the bay last
evening on the steamer laura M. Starin to
meet the Adriatic, but returned two hours
before she hove in sight.
IT WAS A "BLUGGY" AFFAIR.
The Kaee Question In the Bin Settled by
a Klow Below the Belt.
Shamokin, Ta., April 6. A desperate
prize fight of four rounds with skin gloves,
Queenstwrry rules, took place at 2 o'clock
yesterday morning in a club-room, between
Clipper Donahue, of Philadelphia, and Bsn
T-usou, ot lienor-, j. Sixty people paid
$3 apiece to witness the contest The stakes
were 1 100 a suie, the winner to receive two-
thirds gate receipts and the loser the balance.
When Donahue and Wilson who is colored
faced each other for the fight, the audience
told the principals tbey were brought hereto
fight and they wanted no faking. In the
struggle that followed the spectators had
more man enough, ibe combatants dis
played much science, and slugged each
other in a terrible manner.
Kound 1. Four seconds after time was
called H iison had landed a right-bauder on
Donahue's nose, causing the blood to ' spurt.
The negro followed the blow by another
heavy on his antagonist's forehead, causing
the blood to flow, momentarily blinding the
Round 3. Both men responded readily.
Donahue's face was swollen considerably.and
be was mad when the negro laughed at his
appearance. The Clipper got In his work by
planting his left in Wilson's eye and two ter
rific ones on his neck which brought him on
bis knees. Round 3 was a clever exhibition
of sparring only.
Round 4. The combatants hammered each
Other in such a shocking manner that several
Dersons left the room. At tliA i-lno. nt t.
round Donahue's face was frightfully bat-
usrea, uts leu eya was closed, and he was
barely able to see out of his right, and his
face was covered with blood and bruises.
Wilson was also bleeding profusely and his
body covered with bruises.
When the next and last round was called
the men showed no signs of flunking. The
blows given were light, both men being
groggy. In the last minute of the round
Wilson struck Donahue below tho belt, and
the referee cave the battle to th Vi,iu,ii
Fight It rt wren Bantam-Weights.
New York. April 6. Cal McCarthy's
claim to be the bantam-weight champion of
the United States in the prize ring, which
had been established by sevural former
finish flphti. was fully confirmed last even
ing in a fight at a noted sporting resort on
Long Island with Matthew McCarthy, of
Philadelphia. The fight was a hot one from
the start, and the price was a purse of
1 1,000. Six rounds were fought and Mat
did wlel until the fifth round. whn
be was knocked down bv- n
hard one on the jaw, barely
coming to time, when he was again sent to
grass, and upon coming up again was piled
up for the third time in the round. He
crawled around on the floor until just before
the ten seconds were up, when he got on his
feet, only to be again knocked over. It was
a terrible round for Mat. He came up croggy
in the sixth, and went down with a dull thud
almost immediately, this time for good. Cal
wsighed 114 oun.is and Mat 113.
The fhallencer for the America's Cup.
Boston, April ft A special cable from
London, signed "Arthur Warren." to The
Herald says: "Lord Dunraven. ownar of the
America's cud challenger of Watson's design.
nas consented to an interview with reference
to nis seventy looter, aifcyne, but is very
careiui not to say anything that will give
bis new cutter away. The Valkyrie will be
launched April 20, and will race at all
regattas here uutil the 20th of Jul si
sails for America Aug. 1. The sail are beina-
ujuue vj iaiuuriw oc naiscy, or Houth
aniDton. who also mnrin thn ..ii. -v.
Genesta, Galatea and Tbistia There is much
uiwnai uere over me pro oa Die action Of the
New York Yacht club on the challenge of the
The New York Yacht r Inh la n;
poiutea a committee or seven to consider and
renort what action ahnnlH K , t.-
- - ... - r
"" -" " w ftnioi icas cup.
Oerman Socialists Giiln a Point.
London, April ft The Berlin courts have
reached the decision that all of the recent
dispersions of Socialist mee:lngs by the po
lice are Illegal. This decision in tint nnd...
stood, however, to prevent the police from
resorting to otnwr memoes of dissolving So-
Reduced Their Sentences.
Dublin. Aorll 6. At Bovla fABtarrlnv tha
appeals of Joseph R. Cox, M. P. for East
maire. and Mr. l ullr editor nf Th
mon Herald, were beard. The sentences of
ootn were reduced from four months to six
wee as wiEuout naru Joor.
Tried to Cornar tho Shirt Trade.
SSS.W XORK. ADrll ft The fnihuva
Downs & Finch yesterday was a surprise to
sue smrt trade. The Arm waa nmm
practically control the fine shirr trade of the
V.-UUUU j, uaimg succeeaea in effecting con
tracts with the loading manufacturers. The
failure is now attributed to this attempt to
- ' w i ihvh usiin
that their assets will, if properly managed,
exceed the liabilities, which are between
$430,000 and 1300,000. The assets consist of
factories at Bordentoirn nui.u . . i
ijuruHT nuriRL uowna xr irinnK .1.1
- , WiU
Jamesburg, N. J., stock on hand, machinery
-tuwuuw auu uuia reoeivauia. rue as
signee is not yet able to estimate their value.
' Fish to s riamnclal Fry.
Boston. Anril ft Isaac Rich A cv. i
JDlby street, the oldest fish honaa in th
are financially embarrassed. Their liabiliUea
are placed at 900,000, and nominal assets at
$28,000. They war part owners of tbo
Haytien Republic, lately seised at Hayti.
Tho troubla over this ' ami h -i
of the Haytfan ports are said to hava crippled
them. It is expected that at a meeting; of
oreditora to-dav aztanaima Brill mrmmjt
and that the firm pan pay in full. v -. -,,
Lace Curtain Stretchers
CUT OF 'OUNNOjFrlAMC.
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
Eve xy Housekeeper Sbol'ld Uavx wti
auy lady con operate Ihetn.
For Sale By
He invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
Too Zealous hy Half.
A Government Official Goes a
Little Too Fast
IS IMPROVING T3E MAIL SERVICE.
A Little Arrangement by the Illinois Too
pie Slightly Embarrassed by S lperln-
teudent Bell's M'ork Definite Stata
uitnl of IIarrions Southern Policy
A ThauksivhiK Proclaimed That Fish
Ins; Trip rostponed National Capital
Washington Citt, April 6. Robert Wil
banks was removed a few days ago from the
position of superintendent of mails in the
Chicago posinlHce and thereby hangs a little
story: Sever .1 days before the seuate ad
journed the Illinois delegation held a caucus
and discussed the distribution of federal
prizes. It wa agreed that Cat t McOrath,
ex-superintendent of mails, should be giveu
his old job just a soon as the department
bounced Wilbauks. A recommendation to
this effect tra left with ilr. Wanamaker be
fore Senator Farweli went home.
Thursday msht, just as the clock struck
12, First Assistant Poetmaster General Clark
son received a telegram from Senator Far
well saying that Wilhanks had been turned
out and J. A. Montgomery put in bis place.
Mr. Farweli wanted to know what it meant,
but Mr. Clarkson was unable to tell him, as
he had heard nothing about the change,
yesterday morning Senator Cullom received
a similar dispatch from Chicago. He was
mad enough to fight when he read it. Down
to the postofflce department he went with a
rush and demanded an explanation from Mr.
Wanamaker. But Mr. Wanamaker had
none to give. The removal of Wilbanks was
as mach of a surprise to him as to anybody,
and had been done without him knowing
anthing about it.
Who was responsible thenf Why, a subor
dinate, a Mr. Bell, who does business under
the high sounding title f general superin
tendent of railway mail service. Hi esnhuia-
tlon in that he has received so many com-
piainte ot tue Ijose manner in which the
n-ils ot the Chicago potofflee are handled
that for the good of the service he deoided to
maka a change. Wilhanks, be says, he knew
was incompetent, for once before be caused
his removal and through political pressure
was obliged to reinstate him. This influence
passed away with the old administration
and there was uo longer any reason
for retaining an incompetent man in
SO responsible a isition. Montgomery
uau ien m tne railwa mail service for
twenty years, was thoroughly capable of
satisfactorily discharging the duties of the
office, apd cons-quenily was entitled to pro
motion. And who recommended Montgomery f Jim
White, whom the Illinois delegation had also
determined should be turned out. Every
body agrees that in his teal to improve the
aervice Mr. Ii,-U has. in a political sense,
made a bad mess of it. Mr. Wanamaker,
however, lias promised to arrange matters
satisfactorily, which tu-ans that Montgomery
will be transferred back to his old job and
Capt McOrath will pet the plum.
Pearson's Snct-esaor 'atned.
Washington Citt, April 6. President
Harrison yester.iay tna le one appointment
that will bring down upon him the condemna
tion of the ra;!ieal civil srvice reformers. It
was that of Cornelius Van Cott, of New
York, to be postmaster of that elry in place
of Pearson, whom, though a Republican, Mr.
Cleveland retained. Tlte president also ap
pointed Joel B. Khrliarut, late Republican
candidate for New York, and the man who
so promptly dalt witu the draft riots during
the war, collector of customs at New York.
Tha PropoeA Armored Defease Ship.
Washington City, April ft. It is gen
erally thought at the navy department that
the contract for building the new armored
coast dofonsa vessel, for which bids were
opened ou Monday, will be awarded to the
Union Iron works, of San Francisco. Mr.
Scott s bid was for about $1,0.8,0 K guar an
tuning all that the Mitecifications required,
agaiust a bid of (1,61-1,000 from the Cramps,
making several modifications, and refusing to
guarautee the horse-power specified in the
( blcaf o.
,, , Chicago. Aprils.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheit No. May. opened
and closed ve; June, opened ftc, closed
llo; July, ojncd ts54c closed HJV'- Corn
No. 2 May, opened and closed -io; June,
opened b6-j: closed tfie; July, opened
4c, clewed WiWUV-. Oats No. 8 May, o,-ened
2&c, closed Zc; June, opened and closed
SSac; July, opened .closed Si'c. Pork
May, opened 112.25. closed li.40; June,
opened $l'.&-. closed, JUi.o; July, opened
tU.45. closed J12.62). Lard-May, opened
and closed S7.0U.
Live stock The I'nion stock yards report
the following; prices: Hogs- Market opened
fairly active and price continue steady: light
grades, $.7U&j.ui); rough packing, J4.60ai.TU;
mixed lots. H.7-a.i. heavy packing and
shipping lots, $4.75at.lU Cattle-btrong
beeves, S8-2U3I.65; bulk, 83.604.10; cows, SLTS
a.10; stockers and feeders, $!!JJ5A8.66. bheea
Firm; muttons, $4.0HS.5O; corn-fed west,
eras. 4.Mu,A. s. lambs, 8S.tUija.iu.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery S4Q
26c per lb, dariee in lines, 1518c; packing
stock. lHaUJc. Egge Strictly fresh laid, loo
pcrdos. Poultry-Live chickens. Ho per lb;
roosters. &c: dressel turkeys, labile; ducks, 10
Uto; geese, TjSc Potatoes--Choice Burbanka,
2&aasc per bu: Beauty of Heron. 2tic; Early
Hose. Mii 8c; sweet potatoea, SS.3 per buL.
Apples Choice greenings, tLfi0.u per bbl
poor lots, TucatSLUU. Cranberries, beU and
bugle, ka.uoae.00 per bbl.
Nw York, April &
Wheat Qnlat Xn 1 rA .1.4,. at ,.u x -
2 do, ts4a; No. t red winter May. rij4c: do
luiiM, wc; uu juif, BVfto. corn Quiet: No.
mUod cash, 4H; do April, 4696c; do May,
4.JW0; do June, iUSso; do July, Bc. Oata
Steady; No. 1 white state, No. t do, ale
No. t mixed April. 80Jo; do May, SOKc; da
June, aoftc Rye DuU. Barley-Nominal.
Pork-Dull; new mees, 13JU.i7, Lard,"
Quiet; April, $7.83; May, tTJtt; Jane.
Live a tork- Cattle Firm mt .
vanoe equal to 10c 100 lis; common to aood
ateera. SS.7fiiaAaU- loo f v.n. meCCZ
S.0Q. Sheep and Umbe-CiiohAiiged: uathorn
shea9.SAOu9s.OO VUWftet vaSSTymiSS
i - s
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guarantees to be well made and
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-We have One Price, and "One Price only,"
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-We warrant and cheerfully exchange any arti
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prove to "be as not represented.
-We give you value received and morn f,.r every
dollar you may spend with us.
-We have the largest assortment and the lari
stock in the Northwest, twice and three
times as large as any of our competitor.
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Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
S38econd Hand Machinery bought, so'd and r-paireJ.
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
sSTPsinting. Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICE BLOCK, Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
01MX.Y S2.00 A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
i SM-Lat ksktvaK aaMSPnaa v ott.
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first-class Give him a
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