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THE rBOOK TBHOTP AISCrTTB, THU11SDAY APRIL 11, ISS9.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thubsdat, April 11, 1889.
Hon. A. P. Pktrik, who was the re
publican candidate for congress in 1894.
says be is being importuned from friends
all over the district to use bis influence
for them in their postofflce fights. But
Mr. Petrie thinks the dispensing of pat
ronage belongs wholly to Mr. Gest, and
he doesn't propose to rob him of this
privilege. Really, Mr. Petrie is very
considerate. He knows tbat meddling
with such affairs is like playing with
fire, and if anyone is to be burnt, he pre
fers that Mr. Gest should be the victim.
Congress having adjourned some time
since.lt is a matter of some comment that
the Hon. W. H. Gest still hovers around
the capital. Ostensibly be is trying to
get some offices for his constituents, but
we have a lurking suspicion that tbe
honorable gentleman is staving off bis
return borne as long as possible. He can
stand the firing at long range pretty well,
but be no doubt dreads the hand-to-hand
encounter with the hungry horde of offi
cers which his return to this city will
precipitate. As we have before rental ked
Mr. Gest has our sincere sympathy in this
hour of affliction.
It is beginning to dawn upon the minds
rf certain slow-going people that they
committed an egregiouB blunder last
November when they voted the republi
can ticket These individuals have finally
discovered that trusts are tbe outgrowth
of high tariff, and furthermore, tbat they
are detrimental to their interests. Tbe
farmers of the republican state of Kansas
are beginning to wipe the dust from their
eyes, and their vision is better now than
previous to tbe November election. At
a public meeting held recently, they dis
covered tbe twine trust, and resolved to
unite to crush it. All of which shows
that there were November fools as well
as there are April fools.
The spinners of one of the thread mills
at Kearney, N. J., have received notifi
cation that their wages will be reduced in
a week hence. This proposed reduction
recalls the fact that the proprietors of tbe
mill in question attempted to intimidate
tbeir employes during tbe presidential
campaign by announcing on their pay
envelopes that "Protection Means High
Wages." This is simply additional evi
dence of the hypocrisy of the monopo
listic employers, and the impotenry of a
high tariff. Every intelligent working-
man can see very plainly that tbe system
now in operation does not, and has never
intended to, bcneGt tbe masses. Even
tbe republican newspapers are ashamed
to refes to it now, as the friend of the
wage worker. Flattering notices would
be out of place beside the announcement
that this shop "has reduced wages" or
that it has decided to "indefinitely sus
The more the subject is discussed, the
more popular cypress blocks become
among Second avenue property holders as
paving material. Mr. T. P. Murphy, of
Hioux City, prosecuting attorney of
Woodbury county, Iowa, is in the city on
business, and the guest of bis brother in
law, W. J. Kerr. Mr. Murphy says that
there are a number of miles of wooden
pavement in Sioux City; that it has been
subjected to severe tests and gives tbe
greatest of satisfaction and he thinks the
Rock Island city council has pursued tbe
right course exactly.
Aid. Negus is in receipt of a letter from
St. A. D. Balcombe, chairman of tbe
board of public works of Omaha, strongly
endorsing wooden pavement. Mr. Bal
combe says that Omaha laid 128,385
square yards of cypress last year at $1.80
per square yard and 103,731 square yards
of cedar at fl.82.and that fully that much
more w'ill be put down the coming season.
Be recommends both highly and thinks
either could be put down in Rock Island
almost as cheap as brick.
Hon. A. P. Petrie, of New Windsor,
and Benj. Whitsitt, Ecq , of Preemption,
were at the Harper this morning on tbeir
way home from West Liberty, where they
had been attending the two days' sale of
thoroughbred cattle at the Miller farm.
Col. J. W. Judy, ot Tullula, Menard
county, was tbe auctioneer, and good
prices held tbroughoat tbe sale. There
was some sharp bidding for a fine Scotch
bred short horn calf between Mr. Whit
sitt and R. W. Crawford, of Newton.
Iowa, the annimal being finally knocked
down to Crawford for $295. A herd of
Cruikshank females averaged $318, and
males $273. Mr. Whitsitt will hold bis
annual sale of thoroughbred stock on the
6th of June at his Preemption farm.
A lot of incorrigible kids have been
making it a nightly practice to use tbe
windows of school building No. 1 as a
target for their aling shots, and as a re
sult eight windows were found broken
this morning. This may be great sport
for tbe boys as long as they continue their
depredations unmolested, but if a police
man happens to come along and gathers
two or three of them in, it won't be ao
Chicago tieta Jler lltek.
JSpbihgfield, III., April 11. The Chi
cago drainage bill has just passed tbe
house after three hours debate, by a vote
of 92 to 42.
A Sensible Kan
Would use Kemp's Balsam for tbe throat
and lungs. It is curing more cases of
coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, croup
and all throat and lung troubles than any
other medicine. Tbe proprietor has au
thorized any druggist to give you a sam
ple bottlejfree to convince you of the merit
of this great remedy. Large bottles 60
cents and tl.
During a heavy thunderstorm at Gon
cales, Texas, a flock of wild geese were
struck by lightning and seventy-eight of
them were killed.
Tbe Bombay zoological gardens'! have
received tbe body of a sea serpent sixty
four feet long and as large around as a
nail keg. " .
Old Ocean in a Rase.
Neptune's Compliments to a
Couple of Steamships
CAUGHT IN THE ATLANTIC BTOKM
Off Cape Hattrriu In a Tremendous 8ea
Both Haloonn Delngad and the Pump
gin Panic-Stricken How One Lady IU
tlngu lulled Herself Wild Scenes of Ter
rorThe Death Roll Increased by Three
Ships' Crews Great Damage to Crops.
New York, April 11. With twelve feet of
tbe starboard side of the social hall smashed
in, aud with 191 passengers some of them
injured on board, the Clyde line steamship
Iroquois, two days overdue from Charleston,
passed quarantine at fifteen minutes past 11
o'clock Tuesday night Tbe Iroquois left
Cbarlostou on Friday last at 9 o'clock in the
moruing. Tbe vessel had good weather until
Saturday noon, when she was off Cape Hat
teras, then tbe wind began to blow from the
south, veering to the eastward. When forty
five miles southeast of Boddie's Island a gale
from the east-northeast swept down upon
the vessel, aud at 4 o'clock that afternoon the
wind and seas were so furious that it was
necessary that the sleamuc should be hove-to.
The wiud had whipped around to the north
northeast aud was blowing at the rate of
fifty five miles an hour.
All night the gale continued and through
out Sunday. At noon of tbat day a tre
mendous sea came on board on the starboard
side, smashing in the joiner work of the so
cial hall on tbat aide and scattering the frag
ments aud splinters. Tbe water rushed down
into tbe saloon below and flooded it Two of
tbe staterooms in the opening of the social
ball, which is on tbe promonade or upper
deck, were destroyed, and in the saluon below
tbe water was knee deep. Tbe passengers
were greatly alarmed, but were soon reas
sured and tbe saloon was cleared of water.
Tbe gale did not abate until Monday noon,
when tbe vessel proceeded.
Mr. Harry Whiting, of "Webster, Mass.,
who was on board, said that when the wave
struck the vessel on Sunday tbe tables were
set for breakfast, as it was about 9 o'clock.
Tbe shock knocked several passengers down,
and aliout eibt were more or less injured.
Mr. Kooph, of the Charleston Academy of
Music, was badly cut on tbe head, and
an elderly gentleinun also received a bad
gash on the temple. There was almost a
panic for a little while. Many of the ladies
rushed from tbeir state-rooms, and not a few
donned lite-preservers. Clue lady came out
wearing a blanket, a bustle and a life-preserver.
She was shrieking at tbe top of her
voice. The chief mate had his band cut, and
one of the steward's arms was bruised. None
of the pnsseugers were serionsly injured,
though au were badly frightened.
The steamer Chattahoochee, three days
overdue from Savannah, arrived yesterday
morning. She was badly battered and some
of the passengers aver that tbey never ex
pected to see land again. While off Boddie's
island Saturday morning, twenty-four hours
out, the vessel encountered tbe heavy gale,
the tidings of whose havoc- iiChesapeake bay
and along the southern coast have already
been received. The gale was accompanied by
a violent bail storm and covered tbe deck of
the Chattahoochee with ice to the depth of
two feet. The gale raged all day with in
creasing violence, but on Sunday morning
the crisis cume. At 5:30, while all the pas
sengers were in tbeir berths, a giant wave
broke over the vessel, carrying away a big
section of the bulwark and smashing the side
of tbe saloon. Several other monster waves
followed, flooding the saloon and tbe long
tier of sleeping berths.
The passengers awoke panic-stricken to
find themselves in several feet of water with
more pouring in. 1iuen and men in all
stages of dress rushed hither and thither
shouting that they were lost and calling on
Uod to save them. Some tore then- hair and
acted more like insane than sane persona
The captain and mate endeavored to soothe
the passengers by assuring them that there
was no danger, but with little or no avail.
The passengers alternately prayed and cried
all day Sunday and throughout the night
The ship was meantime hove to. All tbe oil on
board was used in an effort to cairn tbe sea
and break tbe force of tbe waves.
At 10 a. m. Monday tbe storm had abated
and the engines were apain started. By that
time the vessel had drifted -"00 miles out of
her course. Capt Daggett says it was tbe
worst gale be ever encountered. One lady,
whose name was refused, was carried down
tbe gang-way unconscious and takeu away in
a cab. Nearly all the passengers are in an
exhausted condition, and many bad been
thrown down and bruised so badly as to be
unable to walk.
FURTHER LOSS OF LIFE.
Three Schooner Wrecked and Their Crews
Drowned Property Damages.
Norfolk, Va., April 11. A special to The
Virginian lust night from Elizabeth City, N.
C, says the destruction by tbe storm along
the North Carolina coast has been terrific.
Tbe schooner Susanna was blown ashore
near Hatteras, broken in three pieces, and
ber crew of five men drowned. The schooner
Susan was wrecked in the same vicinity and
the captain and crew are missing. The
schooner Parrott has gone down and the
captain and crew have been drowned.
The destruction to the crops will amount to
several hundred thousand dollars. No direct
news has been received from Hatteras yet.
as tbe cable running across Oregon inlet is
washed away. Tbe body of Elijah J. Law-
son, captain of the schooner Northampton,
ashore at V irginia boacn, was recovered near
that place yesterday afternoon. Three hun
dred dollars was found sewed iu his clothes.
The bodies of tbe other three members of his
crew have not yet been recovered.
Gone to Plead for Oscar Neebe.
Chicago, April 11. Louis Neebe left for
Springfield last night and will lay before
Gov. Fifer the papers and documents which
he has prepared, asking for a pardon for his
brother, Oscar Neebe, one of the convicted
Anarchists now serving a penitentiary sen
tence in Joliet. The petition which he car
ries with him bears the names of Chicago's
best-known citizens, among them tbat of
Benator Farwell, who not only signed tbe pe
tition but agreed to go to Springfield himself
and make a personal plea with the governor
for tbe imprisoned man.
Novel Canse for a Strike.
Trail, O., April 1L Tuesday night
Thomas Decbanps, a Belgian glassblower,
was arrested for murderously assaulting
Francis Lannery, superintendent and former
Belgian consul to Toronto, Ont Yesterday
the Belgian glass-blowers at the factory,
numbering seventy-live, went on a strike,
and refused to work unless their companion
was released. The factory baa been shut
NOT A STRICT CONSTRUCTIONIST.
A Ji nni ber of Pension Decisions R versed
In Favor or the Claimants.
Washington Citt, April 1L Assistant
Secretary Bussey is giving a mora liberal
construction to the pension laws than bas
heretofore been given, and each day a num
ber of former decisions of tbe pension office
are overruled. Among other recent reversals
are the following: Iu the case of Henrietta
Breckinridge, a colored woman who applied
for a pension as a dependent widow of Olm
stead Breckinridge, Company K, One Hun
dred and Twenty-third U.- a C T., he re
verses the pension office decision. Her appli
cation was first rejected on tbe ground tbat
aha was nut his wife, as tbey were both slaves
at the time of his enlistment and lived in
Kentucky where tbe law did not recognise
the legality of marriage among slaves. As
sistant Secretary Bussey holds that the point
is not material, and as they cohabited directs
a pension to issue.
John Miller has been allowed a pension
after tbe pension office had rejected his
claim on the around that disability did not
develop until after his discharge and that
disease was nt t contracted in tbe line of serv
ice. - - - ..V .
Simon B. Williams, Company A, Thirty
fifth Ohio Volunteers, bas been allowed a
pension for tho loss of two fingers by the ac
cidental discbi rge of bis gun. His claim was
first rejected t y the pension office on the
ground that tb ere was no record of bis being
attached to tho regiment at the time the acci
dent occurred, but Assistant Secretary Bus
sey holds tbat tbe evidence of tbe officers and
comrades of Williams is sufficient even in
the absence of the official record.
LIBBIE BEECHLER GOES ACQUIT.
Tbe Slayer or Harry King; Declared Not
Guilty by the Jury.
Omaha, Nek, April 1L The King mur
der trial was b. -ought to a close yesterday by
a verdict of non guilty. Prosecuting Attor
ney Mahoney luisbed bis argument at 10:30
o'clock. Tbejjdge then charged the jury,
and at 10 :55 th jy retired. At 1 1 o'clock they
returned and handed their verdict to the
clerk, who immediately read ifc When he
read "not guilt," such a tremendous uproar
of applause wia never before heard in the
Douglas count- court, as that which ensued
as the word wi re uttered. Peal after peal
of applause broke out, women shed tears,
and tbe hysterical manner of the
1 risoner render id the room a scene of chaos.
Judge Oroff then dismissed the defendant
and the jury, while hundreds of women
crowded f orwai d to congratulate the fair
Miss Beec-hler said to a United Press rep
resentative: "1 don't know as I am happy;
but yes 1 am, U a I am so confused I can
not talk I want to thank you all for your
kindness to me. I am going to my home at
Cleveland to liv j. I am too faint to talk
more, but will gladly talk with you when I
recover my composure."
The proprietor of the Murray hotel asked
ber as a favor to make his hotel her head
quarters while Li Omaha. Excitement runs
high, and the vc rdict pleases eveiybody.
TOO MUCH LEGAL TALENT.
New York Peo.le Want a Practical Man
on the Cc mmerce Commission.
New York, A pril 1L The board of trade
yesterday adopt sd resolutions that whereas
the inter-state mmerce commission was
created in response to an overwhelming de
mand from the mercantile, manufacturing
and agricultural interests for governmental
supervision of lailroads; and, whereas, the
commission has been called upon to decide
mainly practical questions of transportation
rather than techiical questious of law; aud,
whereas, it is now composed entirely of law
yers, not expel ienced iu the practical
knowledge of inter-state commerce;
therefore, resolved, tbat the board
request President Harrison to fill
any vacancy in said commission by the
appointment of a merchant, possessed of
practical knowledge of the necessities of inter-state
commerce, and who will represent
the important interests which were instru
mental in tbe cntion of the commission;
and resolved that appointments to the com
mission should not be regarded as political or
partisan emoluments, but should be made in
conformity with ie spirit of tbe law, viz:
tbe establishment of a tribunal for the pro
tection of the con mercial and industrial, to
gether with the t -asportation, interests of
WEALTHY TOURISTS KILLED.
Frightful Fate of a Party of Bostonlaus
Four Persons Dend.
Chicago, April 11. At a little after 4 a.
tn. yesterday mor ling, while a dense fog pre
vailed, an extra freight train ou tbe Atchi
son, Santa Fe and California railway, fol
lowing a passenger train, near Lorenzo, Ills.,
took the bit in its teeth on a down
grade and before the engineer could
have the brakes epplied it crashed into the
rear of the passenger train and wrecked a
special palace car in which were a party of
wealth) Boston pa jple who were returning
home after a visit At Los Angeles, CaL The
persons in the car were R. H. Hart, Hits
Alice Winslow, W. H. Hart and wife, and
Henry W. Lamb, who comprised tbe Boston
party; Harry, tbe orter, and Thomas Smith,
the cook, both of Los Angeles.
Of these R. H. Hart, Miss Winslow, Harry
and 8mith were iustantly killed; H. W.
Lamb and Mr. t.nd Mrs. Hart were se
verely wounded aid scalded, as were En
gineer Converse, B -akeman Palmer, and tbe
fireman of tbe freight train. The wounded
were all brought hi -re and taken to the hos
pital, where the doctors say they are uot
necessarily fatally -wounded, but will be a
long time recover Uig, the principal danger
being the scalds on tbe bodies which may be
complicated with pneumonia. Mr. aud Mrs.
Hart each have on arm broken.
One of tbe saddest features of tbe shocking
affair is that Miss Alice Winslow was killed
within a few feet ol the man who was soon
to be her husband. She was engaged to be
married to Henry W. Lamb, and tbe young
couple were on their way east to be married
when tbe accident occurred. Lam6 himself
was badly scalded, but be will recover. The
news of his sweetheart's death has not yet
been told to him, and it will uot be until he
has somewhat recovered.
TOO MUCH SVIOKE FOR THEM.
A Smouldering; Flr In Milwaukee Disables
the Fire Department.
Milwack, Wis., April 1L A smoulder
ing fire in the glazin r rooms of the Sanger &
Rockwell sash and door factory on the corner
of Park street and f. ixth avenue last night
almost disabled Milwaukee's ' entire fire de
partment The smoke was so dense that
two-thirds of the members of the department
were disabled. Chief Foley was carried out
of the building twice unconscious with the
smoke he had inhaled. Tbe sidewalks near
the building were al nost covered with dis
abled firemen who were being resuscitated
by physicians and nursed by tbe families liv
ing; in the neighborhood. Two firemen,
Charles McCormick and William Kerns, re
ceived severe injuria! and Fireman A. Bald
win is still unconscio is.
Points About the Crops.
Washington Cm', April 11. The crop
report issued from tbe department of agri
culture yesterday states that the general
average of condition of wheat is 94, nearly
the same as the April condition of the crop of
1880, which fell at harvest to 87.8. Tbat of
1888 was 82, and tbat of the previous year
88. L The April condition of the large crop
of 1884 was 95.4, golnjt up to 9tt at harvest
The preeeut condition in Michigan is 87; In
diana, 94; Illinois, 97.
The rye crop is in g xxl condition also, with
a general average of (3.9.
Tbe mild weather bas been favorable to
farm animals, which nre generally in high
condition. Tbe estinated losses from dis
ease and all other causes during the past year
have also been much laes than usual.
Th Loyal Le.rlon In Session.
Cincimkati, April 11. The sixth quad
rennial congress of tl e military order of the
Loyal Legion of tie TJnited States was
called to order at 10 1 'clock yesterday morn
ing by Commander-in Chief Rutherford B.
Hayes. Among the distinguished officers of
the late war present were: Ex-President
Hayes, Gen. Lew Wallace, Gen. Albert Ord
way, Gen. Cochran, 3n. McMahon, Gen.
Carleton, Gen. A. M D. McCook, Gen. D.
M. Gregg, and Gen. wis Merrill A ban
quet at tbe Gibson ho jse last night was ten
dered to the visiting delegates by the Ohio
corn maud ery.
At the national enct mpment of the Sons
of Veteran, held at Albany, N. Y., Wednes
day, it was decided tc consolidate the post
with the camp system
Just One-Fifth of I he Reported Los.
Boston, April 1L Mr. John C. Paige,
through whom is inspired tbe Boston and
Maine railroad property burned Tuesday
night, estimates the lot i at $100,000.
Cueen Via Visits Bar Old Sum.
LONDON, April 1L The queen yesterday
suddenly paid a visit U her old nurse, Mrs.
Hillier, who Uvea at Re. jest's Park.and talked
with bar for an hour.
It "Was Spat for Spit.
Startling Performance of a Wis
HES SPITS IS A COLLEAGUE'S FACE,
And the Insulted Solon Repays the Indig
nity with a Mild Spat on the Ear and
Walks Away Both the BlUig-e rents
Wealthy Lumbermen, of Oshkosh Prog
ress of State Legislation In Illinois,
Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Madison, Wis., April 1L Yesterday
afternoon Benator George H. Buckstaff, Re
publican, deliberately spat in the face of As
semblyman George W. Pratt, Democrat, and
was mildly slapped in return. The two men
are from Oshkosh, and have been at logger
beads for several weeks,the result of a contest
over a bill amending Oshkosh's charter. It is
said that in the Oshkosh common council
Pratt recently intimated that Buckstaff was
frequently in such condition as to.be irre
sponsible for his conduct in opposing in the
legislature the passage of the bill that be
(Pratt) was advocating. This Pratt de
nied, but Buckstaff evidently believed
that Pratt had insinuated that he was
given to druukenuess, for when the latter
called on him in the senate chamber yester
day afternoon with a letter of mutual inter
est Buckstaff deliberately spat in his face.
Pratt responded by mildly cuffing tbe irate
senator's ears and then quietly sauntering
away. Pratt is about 40 years of age and vig
orous, while Buckstaff is several years his
senior and quite decrepit from frequent ill
ness. Both men are prominent citizens of
Osukoah, each being a wealthy lumberman.
The episode forms the most sensational event
of the session tb us far, but it is not likely
there will be any further hostilities.
LEGISLATION IN ILLINOIS.
The Bouse Hits the Health Board Be
low the Belt.
Springfield, Ills., April 1L The college
trustee bill was ordered to third reading
again in the senate yesterday, a motion to
require a majority of the trustees to be Illi
noisans having been rejected. In executive
session the governor's appointments of Tues
day were confirmed. A number of bills were
advanced, one bejng to appropriate $10,000
for marble or bronze statues of Lincoln and
Douglas. The chattel mortgage bill was
passed. It makes it more difficult to fore
close a mortgage on a workman's tools or
furniture. Another bill passed authorizing
religions societies to acquire land in excess of
ten acres, said excess to be subject to taxa
tion, and another prohibits the sole, gift or
showing to a miuor of any "flash" paper or
The hou.se put in about all the day on the
general appropriation bill, the Democratic
substitute, wbich cuts the total down
000, being the immediate subject of debate.
Sullivan, Republican, got tbe applause of
the Democrats by declaring he would vote
for it on the principle of economy. He
voted that way and was applauded again by
the Democrats and hissed by the Republic
ana The substitute was rejected 74 to 66.
The Republican bill was then amended by
striking out tho total appropriation for the
state board of health. An attempt to strike
out tbe appropriation for tbe live stock com
mission failed aud the bill was ordered to
third reading. A bill to prevented ulteration
of dairy products was ordered to second
reading, aud tlia "truck" bill was passed.
Lansing, Mich., April lL A bill of consid
erable importance to a large number of Michi
gan people passed the house yesterday, after a
long discussion. The school laws at present
provide that all non-resident pupils attend
ing public schools shall pay a tuition fee
whether tbeir parents own property in tbe
district or not The new bill gives non-resident
property holders a rebate on scholar
ships to the amount of taxes paid in the
school district Tbe bill preventing the sole
of cigarettes and cigarette wrapping paper
was placed on the order of third read
ing. The bill looking to the suppression
of the sale of western dressed beef was re
ferred by tbe joint committee on agriculture
and public health to the committee on judi
ciary. Wisconsin Lawmakers.
Madison, Wis., April 11. The senate
passed a bill yesterday awarding t'JOOO to
various contractors on the university science
ball for losses alleged to have been sustained
by reason of changes made in the plans, and
the bill to set aside $'.230,000 of the direct war
tax, in cose it is refunded, for a soldiers' me
mortal building. The house passed bills re
quiring saloonkeepers to give bond in $500 to
observe tbe law before licenses can be given
them. Tbe bill to abolish contract convict
labor was killed.
Radical Way to Collect Wages.
Saratoga, N. Y., April 11. The New
Tork Pulp company, with mills near Had
ley, this county, is financially embarrassed,
and, it is alleged, owed logmen in the vicin
ity about $4,800 for logs. On March S26,
while John Cowles, foreman of the mills,
was walking in the woods near Hadley he
was accosted by a band of men wearing
masks over their faces, after the manner of
"White Caps." They told him to warn J.
H. Stewart, president of the company, tha
unless be promptly settled with the logmen
he would be harshly dealt with. Cowles
told Stewart of his adventure. Stewart im
mediately left for New York, and a few days
later tbe money was sent on. Tbe company
is now in the hands of a receiver.
Crosby Can Crack His Whip,
Nbw York, April 11. The trouble be
tween Russell Harrison and ex-Governor
Crosby, of Montana, will likely be settled in
the courts. The libellous matter complained
of by Crosby appeared in Harrison's Mon
tana newspaper. The Live Stock Journal
Crosby insists that Harrison shall write a
personal letter of apology. Harrison is only
part owner of the paper, did not write the
article, nor know anything about it until
it was printed. He offered to have a retrac
tion printed in the paper, but declined to ac
cept personal responsibility for it, and is
backed up by a number of prominent editors
with whom he has consulted.
CIVIL RIGHTS ON THE RAIL.
A Kegro Preacher Going for a Southern
Railway for the Second Time.
Washington Citt, April 11. A civil
rights case olaimed attention from the inter
state commerce commission yesterday. It
was the complaint of W. H. Heard, a colored
preacher of Atlanta, Ga., against the Georgia
Railroad company. Heard was traveling on
a first-class through ticket from Philadelphia
to Atlanta. At Augusta, Ga., and from that
point to tbe end of his journey he was com
pelled to occupy a seat in a compartment
car, one-half of wbich was set apart for col
ored people. The other half was used as a
smoking compartment Heard claims, and
yesterday testified, that the accommodations
In the colored compartment were second
class, and his attorney argued that in com
pelling his client to accept inferior accommo
dations while traveling on a first-class ticket
was a discrimination, and, therefore, a viola
tion of the inter-state commerce law.
On the other band. General Manager Green,
of the Georgia railroad, swore ' that the col
ored compartment car was as good as the
other first-class coaches in the train, and the
attorney for the road insisted that in furnish
ing first-class comportment cars it was liv
ing up to tbe requirements of law, and there
fore not discriminating against its colored
The same parties were before tbe commis
sion on a similar complaint last year, and
the decision of the commission in that case
was that the complainant had been subject
ed to undue discrimination by forcing him
to occupy an inferior car. The road claims,
since then, to have fui niahed better com
partment cars. The commission took the
under advisement. . i
Ihe Negro Shut Out
A New Departure in Southern
OOLOE LINE IN A FEESH PLACE.
White Hen of Alabama, Mississippi, Tea
neaaee, Arkansas, and Texas Stake Out a
Change of Policy A Tariff League Com
posed Ekcliirtively of Caucasians Organ
ised The Colored Men Protest Vigor
ously Rhode Island Electa a Senator.
Birmingham, Ala., April 1L A conven
tion to organize a white Republican party In
the south met here at noon yesterday.
About 300 delegates were in attendance, rep
resenting Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Ar
kansas, and Tennessee. It is understood that
an effort will be made by a few colored Re
publicans and tbbir sympathizers to defeat
the objects ot the convention, but tbey are
in a minority, and ran accomplish nothing.
The object of tbe convention is to organize
in the south a Republican party which shall
be controlled by the best white men in the
party, and to exclude the negro from all
party councils. Tbe originators of the
scheme are very hopeful of success.
L. E. Parsons, Jr., in calling the conven
tion to order stated tbat tbe purpose was to
organize a protective league throughout Ala
abama. No negroes would be admitted nor
any white man not in sympathy with the
movement It was cot intended to drive
anybody, white or black, from tbe party.
There was no objection to the negroes or
ganizing their own league.
The committee on resolutions reported a
series of resolutions declaring the time bad
come for tbe Republican jiarty to organise
on the issue of protection, and inviting all
who believe in that principle to join in the
movement Tbe resolutions were unani
mously adopted, as was also a constitution
foraWhite Republican Tariff League" of
the state. " I
Ex-Governor W. H. Smith was elected
president; L. E. Parsons, Jr., vice president;
Charles B. Lane, editor of The Huntaville
Independent, treasurer. An executive com
mittee and a vice president from each county
was also chosen. The vice presidents were
instruc ted to go to work at once and organ
ize branch leagues in their respective coun
ties. The followers of Dr. R. A. Moseley, chair
man of tbe regular Republican state commit
tee of Alabama, called a rival conference.
The negroes and whites met separately. One
hundred aud thirty negroes met in tbe
Knights of Labor ball, where speeches were
made protesting against the effort of "certain
white Republicans" to exclude the negro
from the party. Resolutions were adopted
emphasizing the protest, and declaring that
the negro constitutes the backbone of the
party iu Alabama, is now capable if holding
office, and ought to have some of tbe offices.
Tbe committee was appointed to lay the
resolutions before President Harrison.
The conference of regular white Repub
licans protested against tbe attempt ot the
others to constitute themselves a party;
avowed their purpose to stand by the negro
and the old organization, and appointed a
committee to invite the negroes to meet in
joint session at night
There were none of what are called Demo
cratic protectionists present at the white con
ference. The secretary of tbe league is
Robert Barber, of Montgomery. The execu
tive committee met last night and elected
Hon. Charles Turner, ex-chancellor, chair
man, and appointed a vice-president in each
county to organize local leagues.
Rhode Island Elects a Senator.
Providence, R. L, April 1L For a couple
of weeks past the legislature has been meet
ing every day in joint convention to elect a
United States senator in place of Chaoe, re
signed. Tbe candidates were N. P. Dixon,
ex-Governor Wet more and three others, the
two named having nearly all the votes. Yes
terday tbe fight was ended by the election of
Dixon. He was iiorn in Westerly, Aug. 26,
117; was graduated from Brown university
in the class of '0S, and from tbe Albany law
school in 1871, and is a practicing attorney.
He served one month iu tbe Forty-eighth
congress to fill a vacancy.
His Old Neighbor Enthultlc His Opin
ion of Politics.
Chicago, April 11. If a stranger bad
wondered out to tbe towns of Palos and Or
land last night be would have won.lered what
was the matter. Tbe two towns were ablaze
with enthusiasm and bonfires and the peo
ple were evidently celebrating something.
The explanation was that "Farmer" Mo
Claughrey, who was sunt to the penitentiary
with the county boodlers, had reached home
yesterday, his term having been shortened a
month by tbe governor's pardon. Every
body was happy and the old man was receiv
ing their congratulations, for not a one be
lieved him guilty.
As for McClaughrey himself he said he was
glad to get home, but sure an injustice bad
been done him. Said he:
"I projxwe to attend strictly to business
and let politics alone. Politics will ruin any
man. If it was not Tor politics I would never
have had any trouble. Politics seut me
down. Politics was behind the whole thing.
Politics prevented my being pardoned sooner.
D n politics."
Skipping; to Canada With a Maw-Mill.
SaULT Ste. Marie, Mich., April IL Tel
ephone dispatches from Detour state that
Moiles Bros., who have loaded their saw-mill
on vessels to transport it to Canada in order
to escape seizure by creditors, have not yet
been able to leave tbat port on account of
ice. Injunctions have been served upon the
firm, but tbey pay no attention to them.
Sheriff Mackenzie, with a posse, left last
night to capture Moiles' vessels. Tbe sheriff
has orders to seize the property at any cost, and
his posse is well armed. Aloues Bros, have a
gang of 100, knowu to be navvies of the
toughest type, and a fight is expected.
Kxcltement Over a Roorback.
Des Moines, la., April 1L It was ru
mored here and in several cities in Iowa and
Nebraska yesterday that ex-President Cleve
land bad been assassinated Tuesday night by
the colored porter of a Pullman car between
Philadelphia and New York. The report
was Denevea to ue true ana created intense
excitement At Creston, la., flags were dis
played at ha'f mast, and not until dispatches
were received trom Chicago .and Omaha de
nying the report was tbe suspense ended.
A Ghastly Gift from Khartoum.
Sua KIM, April It A messenger baa re
turned from Khartoum conveying letters
from Slaton Bey and the Catholic missiona
ries, and also bringing what is supposed to be
the head of tbe Abyssinian genera Ras Alula.
which the Khalifa sends as a present to tbe
governor of Buakun. Ras Alula, it is stated,
was killed in battle at Gallabvt
INDIANA ELECTION CASES.
An Attorney Declare That the Court Is
Run on Partisan Basis.
Indianapolis, April IL William Will
iams, on trial in the federal court for bribery,
was acquitted yesterday, and tbe indictment
against John Joyce for assaulting a United
States officer on election day was noUied.
The case of Martin Dalin, a Democrat of
Henry county, was then called, and he was
placed on trial for illegal voting. In the ar
gument in tbe case Attorney Cooper de
clared that had Dolin been a Republican
tbe indictment, like those against
nearly all of the Republicans,
would have been quashed by the Judge.
In closing he was careful to make a state
ment to impress upon tbe jury that they were
not bound to bring a verdict in harmony
with the judge's c barge. In his embellish
ment of this statement he also used these
words: "I know that the love of party in
most men's hearts is stronger than tbe love
of tbeir religion." Judge Woods turned red
in the face, but said nothing. Tha district
attorney gave the judge a very elaborate de
fense in presenting the case for the govsrn
ment. . - .
i tlMPROVBPl 1
TlLace Curtain Stretchers 1
out or FOLOmoriuMe.
Will Save yon Money, Time and Labor.
EVEHT i I OL-SE KEEPER SHOULD HaVS OME
uy lady cuo operate them.
For Sale By
is - i- kir
He invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
The New York stuck exchange will be
dosed on Good Friday, April M, aud on
April 2(1 and 30.
Simon Ricbter, a furniture dealer at 411
State street, Chicago, made an assignment
Wednesday. Liabilities and assists about
Gen. F. F. Millen, the well known Irish ag
itator, died at bis residence in New York
Wednesday. He bas of late been an attache
of The New York Herald.
The report that Lord Londonderry, lord
lieutenant of Ireland, contemplated resigning
his office, was denied in the British house of
commons Wednesday night
Henry E. Dixey ("Adonis") was served
Wednesday with papers in a suit for divorce,
brought at New York by bis wife, formerly
Ida Glover, on the ground of unfaithfulness
Near Grayville, Ills., Tuesday, the daugh
ter of Chris Baum, a well-to-do farmer, eom
mitted suicide by blowing the top ol U"i- head
off with a heavily loaded musket. The act
is attributod to family troubles.
John Wilmont was caught in the shafting
of West's paper mill, Ballston, N. Y.,
Wednesday morning and was crushed to
death. He attempted to disentangle a belt
without first stopping tbe machinery.
The balloon society of Great Britain has
bestowed a gold medal upon Mr. Williams, of
Cincinnati, who bas given numerous exhibi
tions in England of bis skill in the use of tbe
parachute in descending from a balloon.
It is now officially announced thatpendins;
negotiation of the Samoan dispute at Berlin,
each interested power United States, Eng
land and Germany will keep one vessel in
the harbor at Apia. This country will be
represented by the Alert
The canvass of the vote for city clerk of
Chicago was completed at noon Wednesday
and gives Frans Amberg, the Republican
candidate, a majority of 2I& The figures
are to be revised on the demand of Mr.
Brasfield, the Democratic nominee, who was
reported elected at first
Ptrlke In Clark's Thread Mills.
Newark, N. J., Aprd 11. One hundred
and twenty men and boys employed in
Clark's O. N. T. thread works in East New
ark, went on strike yesterday morning
against a 15 per cent reduction in wages.
Mr. Clark says tbe men average 19.25 per
week and he doesn't care whether tbey stay
out or not The men say the high wages
are made by extraordinary effort and the
company wants to make this the ordinary
standard of wi rk. It is thought that the
strike will spread throughout the mills, and
affect all tbe 2,000 hands, as all are in sym
pathy with the strikers and do not want to
see them beaten. Tbe trouble is attributed
to the new superintendent, Walmsley, a
Scotchman, whose ambition seems to be to
force wages down to tbe figures prevailing
in Scotland. Tbe strikers are orderly, aud
do not loiter about tbe mills.
The River-Landers Get a Kesplte.
Dcbuque, la., April 11. An order from
Judge bhiras, of tbe United States district
court, issued yesterday, ends for the present
all proceedings against the Des Moines river
land settlers. The judge considers it his duty
to suspend for a reasonable time the execu
tion of process for eviction in these cases,
pending the action of the attorney general of
the United States, who was recently request
ed by the secretary of the interior to exam
ine into the matter.
Governor Foraker Painfully Wounded.
Colcstbcs, O., April 11. Governor For
aker met with a singular and painful acci
dent yesterday morning, which may result
seriously. In getting out of his batb-tub the
entire nail of one of his great toes wu9 torn
away. He is laid up at home, and it may be
several days before he is able to walk.
Two New Banks Authorized.
Washington Crrv, April 11. The acting
comptroller of the currency has authorized
tbe Owensboro National bank of Kentucky,
and the First National bank of Montrose,
Cab, to begin business with capital of $125-,
000 and $50.000 respectively.
Chk ago, April 10.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wbeat No. 2 May, opened
Bt'Hie, closed 87c; June, opened NiV4c, closed
86c; July, opened Kc, closed S?o. Corn
No. It May, opened &c, closed :4V; June,
opened and closed Uc; July, ojieued
and closed 85Sc. Oats No. 2 May, ojned
OHc. closed S5ic; June, opened SJ5&,c,
closed 5Mo; July, opened and closed SSMtc.
Pork May, opened fcll.86, closed f 11.05;
June, opened $11.82H, closed flLTS; July!
opened $l'.U closed $D!.iS3. Lard .May.opened
ItUC'Vi, closed Ae5.
Live stock The I'nion stock yards report
the following prices: Hotra .Market ofx-ned
steady; later now easier and prices 5c lower;
light grades, $4.&u&t.B5; rough parkin, JM.00
4fr4.io; mixed lots, $4."U,U ei; heavy packing
and shipping lots, $4.70i4.i. Cuttle
B.ds lower; prices fully steady: beeves. $8.40
4M.7D: cows, $1.7U8.aU; stockers and feeders,
.'.8V.3.50. Sheep Steady; uative, S4.oUifr5.5i;
corn-fed westerns, wooled, 4.&J&5.40; laiube,
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery
She per lb; dariee in liiu. 15 1 8c; packing
stock, ll((il2c. Eggs Strictly fresh laid, loo
per doz, Poultry-Livo chickens, Uc per lb;
roomers, 6c; dressei turkeys, lujUlc; ducks, 10
iftlc: geese, 7-tiSc Potatoes Choice Burbanks,
avaSc per bu; Beauty of Heron, i&c; Early
Kuse, DUG Be: sweet potatoes. fijS per bbl.
Apples Choice greenings, S1.SU3X00 per bbl;
poor lots, 76ca,$l.UO. Cranberries, beU and
bugle, J5.U03tJ.KU per bbL
Nsw York, April 10.
Wheat Unsettled; No, 1 red state, f 1.UU
L0, No. t do, 88c: No. 2 red winter May,
87&c; do June, 88c; do July, 8Uc. Corn
Quiet: No. 2 mixed cash, 4 do April.
46c; do May, 42Hc; do June, 4$c Oats
Steady: No. 1 white state, HUc; No. x do,81Jc-,
No. 2 mixed April, aoc; do May. 3UHc; do
June, ac Rye Dull. Barley Nominal.
Pork Dull; new mesa, $l&5ti& u.75. Lard
Quiet; April, 7.2 May. $7.23; June, $7.34.
Live stock: Cattle Active, firm and high
er; common to prime steers. $4.ora.5.05 f 1 o
ts: extra do, $S.10($5S; common to best bulls
and dry cows, $2.23t.uu. Sheep and lambs
Firmer and higher for sheep: steady for year
lings and spring lambs unshorn; sheep, $6,uo
o.4U V 100 ; eight car-loads of choice,
$6J0; unshorn yearlings, $0.Su7.7S: spring
lambs. $3.60&a.SOL Hogs-Steady; $6.2uas.n
Hay Upland prairie, tn&a.
Hay Tinwmy new $Ttt.u0.
Hay Wild, $S.00O$.u.
Core MOST. '
Potatoes ; ;
Tanips ibc - - . ,v
Oast-Bart Ue : aa.d se.Ou-.
Furniture the Finest,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Eichest,
to call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures all his
guarantees to be well made and first class Give him a 7
The Largest sale of-
ever held in tbe three cities.
Three Dollars and Fifty Cents
for Pantaloons that regularly sell for
Four and Five Dollars.
No Humbug! No Deception!
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Embalming a Specialty.
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Shops Coiner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
tSecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LEROH & STJTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
(Painting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street, R K TdanH 111.
near Third Avenue. IVOCK Iblinil,
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Photos on a
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