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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Friday, April 12, 1889.
The democratic state central commit
tee is to meet at the St. Nicholas hotel
at Springfield on May 1, to perfect a per
The resolution providing to submit to
the people of the state the adoptio
prohibition amendment to theoi)8titu
tlon, was defeated in ihebuse of repre
sentaliyes Wednesdy78 votes were re
corded in fa-o( submitting and 48
K'DtXithouKh nearly two-thirds of
i cast were in favor of the reso
lution, the proposition was far from a
passage, as the votes of twolhirds of the
members elected, or 103 affirmative votes,
are required to submit a constitutional
amendment to the people. Represents
tive Crawford, of this county, voted in
favor of the resolution, and Represent
tive Hurst against it.
The Argus notes with pleasure that
Hon. E. W. Ilurst's election bill will
undoubtedly pass the house of represen
tatives by a large majority and will meet
with favorable consideration jn the sen
ate and finally become a law. It was
taken up and read for the second time in
the house yesterday, ami without amend
ment or opposition, ordered to a third
reading by a unanimous vote. As the
champion of a pure and incorruptible
ballot, Mr. Hurst has achieved a reputa
tion almost national in its scope. His
record in the legislature is certainly one
which commends itself to his constittr
lt l a Pray.
President Harrison aks the people of
the United States to fall upon their knees
at 9 a. m. or April 30 and pray to God.
If tbia is to be a christian government in
law as well as practice, there are a num
ber of things that should not be neglect
ed in the nation's orisons.
Let us pray that this government shall
not tax one man more unjustly than an
other. Let us pray that this government levy
no tax that it does not need.
Let us pray that it sk.-nd less money in
peace than it spent in war.
Let us pray that all men be considered
free and equal, and that sons of
their fathers wear no halos about their
Let us pray that when men are
effected through open and admitted
bribery punishment may follow and new
lections be held.
Let us pray that means be given the
farmer to prosper like the mill owner,
and means be given the mill worker to
gather a just portion of the rewards of his
Let us prsy that small fortunes shall
increase and great fortunes shall di
Let us pray that the poor shall not
starve, and the unemployed shall not ask
for work, finding it not.
Let us pray that men shall be free to
come and go, to buy and sell, as it was
in days when men were not ranging so
rapidly into classes.
Let us pray that the use of machines
shall shorten the hours of toil rather than
embitter the lot of labor.
Let us pray for continued peace.
MUST TRAMP TO THEIR WORK.
Every Strrct Car In MlmieHpolU Tied Cp
by a Strikn.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 13. Not a
horse car or motor train wna running in thit
city last night Tim strikers said there would
be no violence or disturbance on their part,
and shortly after the last car was rnn in at
3 o'clock in the afternoon they went quietly
to their homes. The cause of the strike is
that yesterday the company posted notice
in all the barns that a reduction in wagrt
Had Deen determined upon, as the company
was losing money and needed funds to ex
tend Its cable line.
Notices of a reduction were aUo posted in
Ht Paul barns, and it is feared the strike will
spread to that city. The employes of (he
lines there began a meeting at midnight, to
determine what action they will take.
POloONED BY WILD PARSNIPS.
Three Children of a Farmer Dead and An
other Very III.
St. Cloud, Minn., April 11 Sebastian
Merdam, a fanner of St. Joseph, was en
gaged in plowing Wednesday. Four of his
children were playing in the field, and found
roots of wild parsnl which were plowed
up, and all ate of it. They soon became vio
lently ill, and tbreeof them, a boy of and
two girlit, four and 1 yeurs old, died in ter
rible agony. Another girl, 3 years old, who
also ate of the poixonoiiH roots, is still liv
ing, and may recover. The three children
were buried in one grave at St Joseph yes
terday. Two tilrU Badly Ilurued.
Brooklyn, N. Y., AprU 12. An accident
at 1 o'clock this morning in Buchanan &
Lyall's Jute factory at iloyt and President
streets set fire to the building, while
HtU girls were working, composing
the night force of employes, and two
of them were badly burned. The others es
cape amid great panic and confusion. The
building, which was valued at 400,000, is a
David A. Gage, formerly city treasurer of
Chicago, and a man prominently identified
with the business interests of the city, died
Wednesday night at Charleston, N. H., where
he has resided for some time.
Anthony Comstock at Work.
Washington City, April li Anthony
Com stock, of New York, was at the post
office department yesterday and lodged com
plaint against the publishers of a large num
ber of indecent circulars, and other matter
which is put in the mail; also, against the
"green goods" mail matter sent out from
Jersey City, N. J. Postmaster Oeneral
Wanamoker promised to give the matter
his early attention.
State of Udio, City op Toledo,
Lucas County, 8. 8. (
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pav the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Ctjhe. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th 'day of December,
A. D., '86. A. W. GLEASGN,
SEAL Notary Public.
Hall 'a Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Bend for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO., Toledo, O.
sfiTSold by druggists, 75c.
Dickinson county, Kansas, has a cat
The jug goes to the water until it
bieaks. That neglected cough may rack
you until it breaks down the entire ays
tern and consumption is fastened on to
you. A sure cure is found in Warner's
Log Cabin Cough and Consumption
JKemedy. Two sizes, f 1 and 60 cents.
Tie Pension Policy
Further Illustrated by an Im-
TOEEVEESES BLACK'S RULING.
Pensioners Who Are Entitled to In
crease For the Convenience of Okla
homa Homesteaders Interesting Cus
toms Baling Gov. Beaver's Amailant
Before the Coart-Martial Nice Prospect
for the Minister to Brasil Declines to
Washington City, April 13. Commis
sioner of Pensions Tanner has issued the fol
lowing order, which will favorably affect a
large number of veterans now on the pension
roll: "Whenever a pensioner is disabled in a
hand or foot in a degree entitling him to $24
per month under the act of March S, ISnS,
such pensioner shall, by reason of that fact,
be entitled to the rate of 10 per month under
the act of August 4, W"
Assistant Secretary Bussey, in the case of
John Boyer, company A, One Hundred and
Eleventh Ohio volunteers, yesterday rendered
an important decision, in which ha reversed
a former decision of the commissioner of pen
sions. The claimant applied for a pension
for blindness, alleging that he "contracted
bilious intermittent fever while in the service
and in line of duty, on or about April 9, 1805,
from the effects of which he has lost his eye
sight," After reviewing certain evidence in
the case Mr. Bussey says: "lam of the opinion
that your office the pension ofllce has been
led into an erroneous decision of this case,
and that the errors consist first, in your hold
ing in effect that claimant was required to
show that bis disease of the eyes must have
manifested itself while in the service in ordr
to entitle him to a pension therefor; and sec
ond, in disregardiug the fact that claimant's
memory as well as his sight was impaired,
and that therefore he sbou'd not be held too
strongly to the doctrine of estoppel. "
After quoting authorities to sustain his po
sition and citing from the evidence to trace
Boyer's blinduess to the effect of the fever,
Mr. Bussey says: "The soldier is now totally
blind, and it requires no aid of imagination
ia view of the evidence m this caso to trace
his blindness to his military service and the
disease incurred therein, lie has a hospital
record of having been treated w hile in the
service for Intermittent fever, and the med
ical referee holds that 'his disease of eyes can
be reasonably attributed to intermittent
fever as alleged.'" In this the assistant sec
retary concurs and reverses the decision of
THE OKLAHOMA SETTLERS.
They May Cross the Cherokee Outlet and
Camp on the ltoraler.
Washington City, April li Secretary
Noble has written a letter to the secretary
of war in response to the inquiry mailt) of
im by the commanding goueral of the di
vision of Missouri if settlors will be allowed
to cross the Cherokee outlet, on the northern
line of Oklahoma, prior to April 22, so that
they will be on the border and in readinetw to
enter when the proclamation goes into effect.
The secretary recommends that they lie al
lowed to do so. He thinks, however, that
the settlers, in their journey across the Cher
okee outlet, should be confined to the "pub
lic highways, post or military roads, or es
tablished cattle trails in going toward the
tract of land to be oiened to settlement But
there should be a military patrol upon the
road or roads that shall prevent the settlers
from staying longer than necessary on the
way, and require them to move on. There
should be every care taken to have the In
dians understand that by this passage there
ia no disposition to appropriate their lands,
and that it will be continued no longer than
The secretary further says that as soon as
the proclamation takes effect the route now
permitted to be taken will lie closed. This
permit to cross the outlet, he explains, is not
to be taken as a permit to enter Oklahoma.
A oogent reason with Secretary Noble for
permitting settlers at this tune to cross the
outlet IS to place the settlers coining from the
north on an equal footing with settlers who
are now on the border of Oklahoma terri
tory or in the Chickasaw nation and ready
to aross the line the moment the clock strikes
13 on April 2i All permits under this order
will be granted under the authority of the
military officer in command.
NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES.
A Novel Case Decided I'nder the Cus
Washington City, April 12. The col
lector of customs at Port Huron, Mich., re
cently assessed duty on some stool plates im
ported from Canada for use in the construc
tion of the international tunnel undor the St.
Clair river. The importers appealed to the
treasury department, claiming that the plates
were entitled to free entry under decisions of
the department wherein it was held that ma
terials to be used on the river in the con
struction of an international bridge would
not be considered as an importation into the
United States, and would accordingly be free
of duty. The department, however, has af
firmed the decision of the collector in a let
ter, the concluding paragraph of which
reads as follows:
"As according to your statement it will
take some three months to put these steel
plates together in the required form, and as
they will then be put to use in an excavation
aome 1,675 feet from the river, from which
they are to be forced forward at a rate of
speed which, according to the engineer in
charge, will take two or three years to bring '
about the meeting of the two cylinders or
shields from opposite sides of the river, the
department is of the opinion that the ulti
mate projected use of these plates as a part
of the international tunnel is too remote and
uncertain to warrant the application of the
rule laid down in the decision above cited,
and that your aasessment of duty was
Will Stand on His Record.
Washikotoh Cttt, AprU 12. It is learned
that the patent commission has asked for the
resignation of J. B. Burke, chief of the ga
zette division in the patent olfloe. He is a
veteran of the late war, and has been com
mander of the Department of the Potomac of
the Grand Army. He was, however, ap
pointed to several offices by the last adminis
tration, and owes his present appointment to
the same influence. It is understood that
Mr. Burke refused to comply with the com
missioner's request, and proposes to stand on
bis record as a Grand Army man.
Kneouragtac for the Mew Minister.
. Washington Crrr, April 12. According
to a report received at the state department
from the United States consul general at
Rio de Janeiro, yellow fever Is prevailing
so an alarming extent at that place. Charles
AL L Leslie, an American citizen, died there
on March 3 of the disease. Of the 120
deaths reported on March 7, twenty-four
were caused by yellow fever, thirteen by
typhus fever, nine by other fevers, and
thirty-three by ncusso pernicioso, a new dis
ease supposed to be caused by emanations
from the sewers, which have not been prop
erly cleansed, owing to drought and scarci
ty of water.
MaJ. Amies on Trial.
Washington Citt, April 12. Notwith
standing Maj. Armes' declaration in his let
ter to Governor Beaver, printed in these dis
patches recently, that be would commit sui
cide rather than stand a court-martial, be
was present yesterday when the court met
and made a statement in which be said the
court was trying the wrong man, as it should
try Col. Gibson and Capt Bourke (with
whom the major had the trouble about a
place in the inaugural procession which led
to his assault on Governor Beaver). The
major then asked time to secure counsel and
a recess was taken to enable him to do so.
Upon reassembling be reported that Lieut.
Lemley, whom be desired to represent him,
had the toothache and couldn't oome, so the
court detailed Capt Knox to conduct the
defense, and then adjourned for the day.
BIG DRAIN GE SCHEME BOOSTED.
The Bill to Bon Chicago Sewage to the
Mississippi I-asses the IUinoU House.
Springfiiixo, Ills., April 13. The lobbies
and galleries f the house were crowded yes
terday with people who wanted to see what
the statesmen would do with the Chicago
drainage bill, und there was a suppressed ex
citement on tie floor that indicated a lively
fight over the measure. The purpose of the
bill is to conmct Chicago with the Mississippi
river by a na rigable canal, which will do
the double duty of bearing on its bosom the
commerce of the adjacent country and the
rest of the world, if necessary, and convey in
its volume thi sewage of Chicago mixed
with a quantum sufficit of Lake Michigan
water to the limpid stream of the Father
Vigorous asi aults on the scheme were made
by Ross of Ln Salle county, who declared
that his const tuents would suffer incalcula
ble in jury if the odorous waters of the Chi
cago river, in any degree of dilution, were
permitted to meander through the fields and
forests of his section of the state, and be
painted in dreadful colors the effect of the
flow of water m industrial enterprises. Said
he: "It will rut out every fire in the Peru
Zinc works, an industrial plant that repre
sents $.100,000. It will fill up a coal mine that
represents 150,000. It will sweep away the
L, V. and N. i ail way bridge, and it will dam
age the valley untold thousands of dollars."
Lester, of Stngamon, also opposed the bill
and insisted '.hat the canal could not be
built because Chicago could not raise the
money under t he proposed law.
Jones vigorc usly opposed the measure and
exhibited sain les of Chicago sewage taken
from the llli lois river in the vicinity of
Morris. "Thw bottle," said he, "has to be
uncorked twiei every day in order to pre
vent the gases that generate from the sewage
The debate vaxed warm and the proponi
tion was ewfs used by Brown, of La Salle,
Doolittle, and many others. Doolittle said
the sewage already ran down the .valley.
Turn on the a tors of Lake Michigan and
wash it out. (Laughter. It would do the
people of the valley good, and take the yellow
off their faces. Their brain, under the benef
icent influence of this pure water, would ex
pand without any necessity of their eating so
After sever, d hours' debate the previous
question was moved by Pike, and the roll
was called, the bill being passeVl by a vote of
toi to 4-i.
After the applause over the unexpected
brilliant victory had subsided Mr. Meyer, in
accordance with the programme, moved to
reconsider, anci his motion was laid upon the
table, which et ds the fight in the house.
The Australi mi election law and the 7 per
cent, interest tills were sent to third read
ing, and after some other miscellaneous busi
ness the house adjourned.
The session cf the senate was very brief,
all the interest of the day being in the house.
Several bills were read a first and second
time and advanced on the calendar, none of
which were of special importance.
terday killed tl
is., April 12. The senate yes
e bill prohibiting training in
ize fights; also the bill to open
tion days at tl a. ru. and close
establish a woman's re form-
the state for pi
the polls on ele
at sundown, to
Lincoln's birthday a legal
pronriatin? f 20.000 to nav the
holiday, and a
the capitol aft
10 rebuilt the wrecked wing of
r its collapse a few years ago.
the prison contract labor bill
The house sent
to third readiL
ich., April 12. A bill was
senate yesterday prohibiting
imed milk except in its true
passed by the
the sale of skir
iting the mam
of cigarettes ot
bills were also
state deer park
e house passed the bill prohib
ifacture, sale or giving away
any paper intended for wrap
A number of appropriation
passed and the bill making a
of Bois Blanc island.
BROUGHT TO BOOK BY WOMEN.
A Defiant Saloonkeeper Who Is Not So
Defiant IV ow.
Indianapoi.14, April 12. Amnion Keppler,
a saloonkeeper of Oakland, this county, was
fined $100 in thi criminal court yesterday for
selling liquor w ithout license. There are ten
other cases pen ling against him. The bring
ing of Kepplai to justice is the result of a
crusade by the ladies of Oakland against his
place. Until tl.ey took hold of the matter he
defied the law, .ind it was imp4le to get
an idictmeut a,;ainst hiin. First the ladies
gave the names of the frequenters of the
place to the g-and jury, and the witnesses
were called, bu no indictments were found.
Then the women organized themselves into
committees,and in squads of four or five went
in and tok seats near the bar, keeping a rec
ord of every man who bought a drink. As
might lie expected, this caused business to
drop off considerably and efforts were made
to f orce the p) ucky women to leave. One
loafer went so tar as to bring a polecat into
the room and pace it under the stove, think
ing the odor would drive the women away.
But these women would not be driven out by
insults, skunk odor or anything else until
they had accomplished their purpose. One
fainted while "on duty," but she was true
blue and would not give up. Then they went
before the gran 1 jury themselves and caused
indictments to lie returned against Keppler.
Each of the ten yet to be tried is based upon
the evidence of the ladies. They were in
court yesterday in full force and are confi
dent of conviction in every rase.
Dudley's Suit Against the Post.
New York, April 12. Application was
made to Judge Beach in the supreme court
chambers yestei day for a dismissal of Col.
W. W. Dudley's suit against The Post for
publishing the "blocks of five" letter and at
tributing it to him. Lawrence Go I kin said
that CoL Dudley had refused to testify as to
matters in bis '-ompluint, on the examina
tion by the commission in Washington.
Counsel for Dudley said his client was fully
justified in ref u ting to answer, for the letter
presented, to hit j was identical with the one
on which bis indictment was sought in In
diana Decisio l was reserved.
About SlO.OOO Will Do Him.
Marion Ind., April 12. James W. Bailey
commenced a si.it yesterday against Wallace
& Kile, publish jrs of The Marion Democrat,
asked (5,000 damages for libel; also one
against L C. I.illard for $5,000 for slander
and false imp -isonment. On the night of
March 3 Li Hard s house was robbed of (100,
and be charged Bailey with the crime, pro
curing his arrest The Democrat in its ac
count was very severe on Mr. Bailey. The
case against Be iley had been dismissed for
want ot evident e.
Powderly Presides at a P am ell Meeting.
SCR anton, Piu,' April 12. General Master
Workman Powderly presided over a meeting
held here last evening in aid of the Parnell
fund. Addresses were made by several
prominent citis-tns. About $3,006 was sub
scribed to the fund. Before the meeting
about 5,000 members of various Irish, tem
perance and ether societies paraded the
Pat Herself Oat of rain.
New York, AprU 12. Justine Genes, aged
22, shot and killed herself yesterday to es
cape the pain reused by a chronic disease.
She was the dat ghter of August Genet, pro
prietor of the tlcbeutEen park, in Harlem.
She left a note for her mother asking that
her father and friends be told that the shoot
ing was acciden aL
Fifth Victim of the Santa e Wreck.
Chicago, Aj rll 12. Mrs. Hart, the fifth
victim of the Santa Fe accident, died at the
Mercy hospital yesterday afternoon. The
three injured pi saencers, J. L. Hart. Henrv
W. Lamb, and P. L. Palmer, were reported
at m.dnigut to sejresting more comfortably,
although the cb wees for the recovery of Mr.
nan are slight.
:her We May Expect.
Citt, April 12. The in.lloa
ix hours from S D.m. -yesterday
lions for thirty-
are as follows:
rain; slightly ro
For Upper Michigan Liirht
tier weather; northerly winds.
tor Iowa Kan
winds. For Ind
; cooler weather: northerly
ana, Illinois. Lower Michigan
Kain, with severe local
fternoon in Indiana and 1111-
storms Friday s
nols; slightly o
high on the lake
iler weather; easterly winds.
T&E reoOK TBWCffJ ABGTTB, FKIDAY APBIL,
Poor Trust' Is Deal
At Least, One of the Species is
AEMOTJS PUTS ON THE PBESSUEE,
And. the Proposed Rival Dressed Beef
Giant Collapse A Cotton Seed Oil Press
Brought Into Action Eastern Whisky
Men Preparing to Make It Warm for
Their Western Brethren The All-Embracing
Standard Oil Heavy Failure.
New York, April 13. The bankers who
were receiving subscriptions to the stock of
the American Meat company, the new
dressed beef trust, have withdrawn the
scheme, and the amounts already subscribed
will be returned on application. The subscrip
tions were in excess of expectations, and
were ample to insure the financial snocess of
the undertaking. It is understood, however,
that the Armour syndicate, which is a large
customer of the cotton oil .trust, brought
pressure to bear upon the cotton oil people in
terested in the new scheme, and influenced
them to abandon the enterprise. Mr.
J. H. Flagler, president of the cotton oil
trust, and J. O. Moss, its treasurer, were
president and vice president of the new meat
company. They resigned those offices yes
terday. The new concern was to control
30,000,000 acres of ranch land, had a capital
of (15,000,000, and was backed by important
interests. Whether it will survive yester
day's events or not can not be predicted.
A NEW TRUST IN WHISKY.
Eastern Dealers Organising to Bring the
West to Terms.
New York, April 13. Eastern whisky
dealers are said to be organizing under the
name of the American Distributors' trust,
with a view to controlling the wisky trade In
the eastern states. It is not intended to make
war on the western whisky trust, if the dis
tillers composing the latter will agree to sell
only to the dealers composing the former.
But if this is refused the distributors' trust
will, it is said, build distilleries of their own.
The framers of the new concern allege that
the old trust has broken faith with the
twenty-one eastern wholesalers, though
whom it promised originally to handle all
its product, and has sold to outside dealers.
The new movement is designed to put a
stop to this demoralization of the trade.
Among those understood to be interested in
the new organization are D. T.
Mills & Co., of Boston; Orstairs
& McCall, Dougherty & Downs and
Nicholas Griffin, of Philadelphia; A. L
Webb & Son and J. Gottschalk, of Balti
more; Rose & Keaiiy, Griffiths, Curtis & Co.,
J. A. Webb & Son, T. B. Kerr, George W.
Kidd, F. O. Boyd & Co., Cook & Bern
heimer, and H. L Rheiners, of New York.
A committee will attend the meeting of the
western trust at Peoria, on April 17, to see
if harmonious relations are desired or not
BOSTON LEATHER DEALERS FAIL.
The Debts Reach 70O.0OO, Mostly Due In
Boston, April 14 Billings & Eaton,
wholesale hide and leather dealers, made an
assignment yesterday. Their liabilities are
alwut 7U0,UKJ. It is not known just what
their assets are worth, but it is thought they
are sufficient to guarantee a good dividend.
The credit ot the firm has been very high
and the failure causes great surprise to the
trade. The principal creditors are Boston
and other Massachusetts banks. The main
cause of the failure is the shrinkage of values,
which has amounted to 35 per cent, during
the past two years. The firm bos also lost
money through the failure of other houses.
They have large tanneries in Pennsylvania,
New York, Maine, and in this state.
The volume of business transacted by the
firm is estimated at 11,500,000 per annum.
Their sales have been principally in New
England, although they have exported soma
The members of the firm are Horace Billings,
Horace Eaton and John F. Hickman. Mr.
Billings has been a partner in various Boston
leather houses for nearly fifty years.
WAS DEVOID OF FEELING.
Death In Cincinnall of a Boy Without
Sensibility to Pain.
Cincinnati, April 12. The death of young
John Walsmith, which occurred Wednesday
night was one of the strangest that ever oc
curred in this country. The boy's death wat
due to foreign substances in the stomach. Ht
had been under a physician's care for four
years, and bad given a great deal of trouble.
He was strong as a giant, but had no phys
ical feeling. He bad placed his hand on a
hot stove and watched it roast. Nothing
seemed to materially injure bim or give him
pain. He had beau run over by one of John
Robinson's circus wagons. He had fallen
from the top of the bridge over
Spring Grove avenue, a distance ot
forty feet, and once walked out of a
two-story window. Any one of the casualties
would probably have killed a boy in a nor
mal condition, but he never broke a bone. He
is scarred all over, and surgeons have sewed
up great cuts while be sat and amused him
self. Although he was a bright child at 4 or 5
yearsof age, be soon began to grow stupid and
was inclined to idiocy. His hearing had nearly
gone and he had ceased to talk. In his stom
ach was found a strange variety, consisting
of a green ball of yarn, marbles, nickels, a
large undigested apple core, and other small
articles. The cause of his death was the green
ball of yarn, which contained a large needle.
It stuck at the stomach entrance and killed
A TERRIBLY BEREAVED GEORGIAN.
His Wife and Five Children Meet Death In
Clayton, Ga., April 13. The residence of
W. P. Wood, two miles north of Clayton.
was burned Wednesday night after midnight,
and with it his wife and five children. The
fire is supposed to have caught from burning
leaves near the edge of the yard, set on fire the
day previous. From the position of the par
tially consumed bodies of the five children it
is thought they were burned while in bed
asleep. What remained of the body of th
mother was found midway between her bed
and the door near the middle of the house.
Wood is a carpenter and millwright, and
was at the time at work on a mill six mile
away. The oldest child was about 8 and the
youngest 3 years old.
Pat Toar Mall In the Box.
St. Louis, April 13. Judge Thayer, of the
United States district court, handed down an
interesting decision yesterday, in the case of
the United States against Charles Gross,
charged with stealing a package of newspa
pers from the top of a letter-box. Judge
Thayer decides that the taking of a package
or papers from toe top of a letter-box is no
offense against the mail laws. The top of a
mail-box is not a receptacle for mail and a
package placed there is no more in the cus
tody of the mail than a package placed upon
the steps of the postoffice. .
Patrick Egan and John Devoy.
Lincoln, Neb., April 12. Concerning the
Devoy matter, Hon. Patrick Egan said last
night to a representative of the United Fresj
that there was no personal quarrel whatever
between him and Devoy. "The attack
made by Devoy," said he, "was simply an
attempt to draw me into a discredttablt
quarrel, or to force me to give bim a certifi
cate of character; but be cannot force roe tc
do either the one or the other."
Another Race for the Cap.
New York, April 12. The New York
Yacht club last night voted to accept Earl
Dunraven's challenge to a match for tot
America's cup. A committee was appointed
te arrange the preliminaries which are to de
termine wbat yacht shall be put forward
against the Valkyrie.
. Actor Booth on Doek Again.
Detroit, April 12. Lawrence Barrett an
nounced from the stage of the Detroit opera
bouse last night that itr. Booth would rejoin
the company at Cleveland Monday next
A Shell for the Czar
The Vigilant Nihilist at His Fa
AN ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION,
In Which It I Reported That the Russian
Emperor VTaa Wounded Facts Hard to
Get at St. Petersburg England's Fatnre
Ruler Said to High for the Acquaintance
of Ireland's Uncrowned King Boa-
langer Distinctly Snubbed.
Bucharest, April 13. It is rumored here
that an attempt was made on Sunday to t
sassinate the czar, and that be was in fact
wounded by the explosion of a shell. The
most strenuous efforts are being made at St
Petersburg to suppress the facts.
THE PRINCE AND PARNELL.
Wales Anxious to Make the Acquaintance
ot the Irish Leader.
London, April 13 The Prince of Wales
is desirous of meeting Parnell and has so ex
pressed himself. The knowledge of this fact
is as disconcerting to the Tories as it is reas
suring and grateful to the Liberals and Par
nellites. It is naturally felt that if the heir
to the throne publicly meets and recognizes
the Irish leader many halting Englishmen to
whom such a meeting would be a most sig
nificant action would straightway be con
verted to home rule. It seems that a few
nights ago the Prince of Wales drove up to
the bouse ot commons and asked that 1 ar
nell be presented to bim. The latter was ab
sent, and unfortunately the meeting could
not then take place. It is asserted now that
a dinner is being arranged at the house of a
mutual friend at which the two men the one
the coming king of England and the other
the leader and uncrowned king of Ireland
Sir Charles Russell's Charges.
London, April 13. During bis speech be
fore the Parnell commission yesterday Sir
Charles Russell averred that an association
representing the landed interests of Ireland
supplied the funds for the plot against Par
nelL Houston, be said, followed the course
of a man lending himself to the purchase of
deliberate forgeries and then destroying all
incriminating documents loading to the dis
covery of his deeds. The evidence offered by
the defense would ful'y vindicate the Parnell
ites from participation in crime.
A Snub for en. Boul anger.
Brussei-s, April 13. Upon the arrival of
Gen. Boulanger at Deputy Sonizee's soiree
Wednesday uight the officials of the French
embassy, who were among the guesta, de
parted. Prince De Chimaya, Belgian minis
ter of foreign affairs, and most of the other
foreign ministers present, declined to be in
troduced to the general and aUo left the
mansion. The other diplomats mostly held
aloof from the geueral.
O'Brien Returned to JalL
Dublin, April 13. William O'Brien was
returned to Gal way jail yesterday. He was
surrounded by a strong guard of officers who
would not allow any one to converse with
their prisoner. Several of the town commis
sioners approached to talk to O'Brien, but
the police refused to allow them near and
struck them with their swords. One of the
commissioners was seriously injured.
A Statue of John Bright.
London, April 13. A committee appoint
ed at Rochdale for the purpose of devising a
suitable memorial of John Bright have de
cided to erect a bronze statue of the famous
statesman. Several hundred pounds were
subscribed for the project at a meeting held
at Rochdale Wednesday niht
A Social Sensation In Vienna.
Vienna, April 13. The social sensation of
the hour is Count Festitich's application for
a divorce on the ground of adultery. The
countess was formerly Mrs. Fischer, and ten
years ago she whs known as the most beau
tiful woman in Vienna
Violent Earthquakes In Greece.
Athens, April 13. Violent earthquakes
have occurred in Epirus. Their extent is not
yet fully known.
RUSSELL HARRISON ARRESTED.
Ex-Gov. Crosby Thinks Himself Libeled
About 100,000 Worth.
New York, AprU li Russell B. Harri
son, son or the president, was arrested yes
terday afternoon on an order issued in a civil
suit for damages for alleged libel, the prose
cutor lieing ex-Governor Crosby, of Mon
tana. Stephen B. Elkins and W. J. Arkell
furnished bonds of $5,0tX) for Mr. Harrison's
release on tiaU. The alleged libel consisted of
a story that stolen jewels were found in pos
session of Mr. Croisby. Tbe amount sued for
The Glohe-Trolters at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, April 12. The tiase ball
ists wbo have made a circle of the globe ar
rived here over the Baltimore and Ohio road
from Baltimore at 11 o'clock yesterday morn
idg. The reception committee met them and
drove the tourists through the principal thor
oughfares to South street ferry, from whence
they took a boat to Gloucester and dined on
planked shad. The dinner over they again
returned to the city at'd witnessed the Boston-Athletic
base ball mutch in the afternoon.
At night tbe tourists were given a grand
banquet at the Hotel Bellevue, where they
were introduced to many of our most prom
inent citisena It is stated that a deal has
been mnde by which Chicago swaps Ryan
Will Be an Old Man's Darling.
Pittsburg, Pa, April 12 A marriage li
cense was issued Wednesday to Samuel R.
Welser, aged 73, and Edith P. Wilson, aged 15
The application was made by Mr. Wesler,
an erect mid well-preserved man, looking
many years younger than the aire he Have.
He was accompanied by James Wilson, the
father of the girl, who resides at 108 Wylie
aveuue. Welser has beu clown in and pro
prietor of a circus. He retired upon marry
ing a weaimy iaay in raciveesport, and upon
her death was left a considerable fort una
The family of the girl is in but moderate cir
cumstances. A Base Ball flayer's Uesperation.
Kansas Citt, o., AprU 12. Prank
Ringo, the well known and popular catcher
of the Kansas City ball club, swallowed an
enormous quantity of morphine yesterday
afternoon and last night was in a dangerous
condition. After total abstinence for eight
months he began drinking about two weeks
ago and has continued the spree ever since.
Dixey's Wife Wants a Divorce.
New York, April 13. Henry E. Dixey
(Adonis) was served Wednesday with papers
in a suit i.ir divorce brought by bis wife,
formerly Ida Glevwr, on the ground of un
faithfulness. The Insatiate Standard Oil.
St. Louis, April 13. It is reported that the
purchase of the Laclede Gas company, of this
city, and the consolidation with the gas trust
has been accomplished by the Standard Oil
company, which orates under tbe name
of the United Gas Improvement company of
Philadelphia. The Laclede plant cost the
syndicate (3,600,000, ami with the gas trust
represents an investment of $13,000,000.
After years of shrewd financiering they
have gained an alnuwt absolute control of
both the oil and gas interests of the entire
Union, and are now, it is stated, slowly but
surely reaching out for the control of the
street car lines of the principal cities.
Nw York Papers Form a Combine.
New York, April 13. A combination has
been formed by The Times, Sun, Tribune,
World, Journal, and Press to raise the price
(or the Sunday issues of those papers to IV
cents. This new departure will be inaugu
rated on Sunday next. The combinati on in
cludes all ' the English papers except Tbe
News and Star. The Herald has all along
charged 5 cents for its Sunday issue, inde
pendently of the other papers.
ratace curtajnTstretchers gi
fj t.pqttxja.-oiMJu i i.r
Cut or rotomo fsamc
Will Stive you Money, Time snd Labor.
FVIKY JiOUSEKEEPBR SaOCLO UaVB CKJ
ax.y lady ciut operate them.
For Sale By
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EC- IF1- COBDE
He invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
Ex-President Cleveland was elected a
life member of tbe Manhattan club at New
York Thursday night
Mrs. Rose, of "Wilkesbarre, Pa., attempted
to light a fire Thursday night with kerosene
oil and was burned to death.
A rumor was current on the Paris bourse
Thursday morning that an attempt had lieen
made upon the life of the caar, but it lacked
Hon. Joseph S. Miller, ex-commissioner
of internal revenue, was presented with a sil
ver service Thursday afternoon by the em
ployee of the revenue bureau at Washington
Kell & Co., woolen and plush importers,
48.) Broome street. New York, have failed,
owing to the suspension of their paivnt houte
at Dradford, England. The American lia
bilities are stated at $97,000.
A British Central African company is be
ing .formed at London with t ie purpose of
developing the Zanilesi country by the
building of railways, eto. The subscription
already amounts to $5,OHJ,. 00.
The storehouse of the Chelsea Cordape com
pany, at Boston, Mass., was burned Thurs
day, together with a quantity of raw hemp
and a stock of hemp and maaila cordage and
rope. Loss. tl50,(XX), fully insured.
The annual oratorical content Thursday for
the Yale Junior exhib.tion prize was won bv
John Crosby, of Minneapolis, Miuu., who
nad seven competitors. II is subject was:
"John Wilinot, Second Earl of Rochester."
Edgar Swan, of Lynn, ex-cashier of tbe
National City lank of Lynn, was sentenced
Thursday to five years in the county jail for
stealing C7,(00 of the bank's funds. The
light sentence was the result of appeals by
many persons to the court.
An explosion of molten motal occurred in
Todd & Co. 'a foundry at Youngstown, O.,
Thursday evening. Frank Lea and George
Bryant were horribly burne 1 and their re
covery is doubtful Six other employes
were more or less seriously burned.
John G. Whittier, the poet, has written a
letter in which be says that, w bile bis sym
pathies are with the In boring people in their
just demands, the suppression of prison la
bor would be too small a gain for them to
justify turning the prisons into mad-houses.
ADVISED NOT TO STRIKE.
John McBrlile ( onuwl Coal Miners to Ac
cept a Iteduction.
Massilon, O., April li John McBride,
president if the National Progressive Union
of Miners and Mine LaViorers. has Issued an
address to the miners and mine lnlxuvrs of
the United States in w hich he says that the
operators having projmeed to pay for mining
for next year, beginning May 1, the follow
ing prices: Hot-kins; Valley, cents for
tbVj first six months nnd 671 cents for the
last six months; Piitsliurg district, 71 and
?6 for the first and la-sthalfof the' year;
and this proposition involving a cut of but
2f cent per ton from last year's prices, he
urges them to accept tbe reduction as the
part of wtaloin.
His reason- are, in brief, that it guarantees
peaceful relat ions lie! ween employer and em
ploye; "insures the adjustment of all disputes
during the coming year by methods of arbi
tration and conciliation. It will also re-establish
the joint movement of miners and
operators, aad this, together with the absence
of strife and bitterness which must come to
many parts of the competitive district with
out an agreement, is well worth our sacrific
ing 2) cents per ton. If no agreement is ef
fected between this and May JL.trikes in
many parts of the district are inevitable, and
these necessitate the contribution of large
snmsof money from wVrking miners to aid
those who are contending for price, and who
suffer not only from loss of wages but too
often from buueer"s gnawing pains."
Chicago; April lL
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat No. i May, opened
SRVfcC closed Sttac; June, opened IUV4C, closed
88c; Jnly, opened S3l-, closed tCiu. Cora
No. i May, opened 34c closed 34H-ic;
June, opened and closed Sli-Hc; July,
opened 3f,c, closed avc. Oats No. i May,
oned 2?4c, closed ZAc; June, opened
254c closed 27fcc; July, opened 2 closed
&49sc. Pork May, opened and closed tll-M,
Jun opened $U.&7.', -lod fcll.GM; Juiy,
opened JU.70. closed 11.67i. Lard May.
opened and closed S.tClt.
Live stock The Union stock yards report
the following prices: Hops -Market opened
slow and weak and urirea .'m3.kv- in.i- ii..k.
grades, $t.04.8."i; rourh packing, f4.5lQA.UO;
uuxeu ions, .a404.a.: Heavy uackina and
shipping- lots. $4 dijW.lK Cattle- B.ds
iuc lower; weaicer; beeves, poor to fair. $&4J(3
4.00: medium to good, fc ..102,4.60; cows, f l.uu
&3 . stockers and feeuers. -,.(H)iS.;o. Sltp
Slow; 10c lower; corn-fed westerns. 9j,
o.or, natives. 4.WJ...4J; iambs, f 4.756.'
Produce: Butter Fancy Klein creaniery.2la
Hie per lb; daries iu I 1"-., ljlc; jiackinK
kiock, iibjizc. r-gifs- :! frwh laid. 10c
perdoz. Poultry Live t-uickens. 11c per lb;
ttlc: geese, 7ti8c. Polatoc Choice Burbanks,
.MLA-Jw.. . 1 . 1 1 . . . .... ..
-u-v pur uu; ueauiy 01 in-ron, jut oc; E.ariy
Rose, 2U 8c; sweet potatoes. Ji.Ji per bbL
Apples Choice (jreeninirs, l.it'.i'.uu per bbl;
poor lots, 7.V&JI.U). Craubernes, bed and
bugle. fAOUi&li.OO per bbl.
New York, April 1L
Wbrat Irreiruliirt n. 1 ut.t.. ur. v
t do, 8iiie: No. 2 red winter May, H5tc:
-une, oil-uiu: uo juiy, Oic old. Corn
inlet: No. S mixed cash, 4 ifc. ; do April,
ZH-" do May, isigc; do June, 42)ic: do
July.426c. at Steady; No. 1 white state,
lc; No. -i do. :ilUc: No. 2 mixed Anril. Sli.i,..
do May, Rye-Dull. . Burlt y-Nom-
iiibu r-ora-yuiei; new mess. ( l:i.VS 14.rt.
Lard- Wuiel; April. 7.1; May, ;.21; June,
Live Stock: Cattle Nothing doiim: dre-sed
beef, firm and higher: common to prime sides.
don and Liverpool quote Amerii an refrigera-
mm Bieaay u w f b. ntieep and Lnibe
Easier and lower for all descriptions; un
horn sheep, $5J5a.ij y Mi ns: unshorn
yearlings, jJ6.&a7.5a Hogs -Dull; nominally.
V2U&5..4 y 1U lbs.
Ray Upland prairie, f7&8.
tUy Tfmutny new S7&O.00.
Hay Wild, $S.00d$S
Potatoes a25c .
Ooal 8ofl lie : hatd S9.0D
ordWooa Ostc. S4.K; Hickory,
8traw-M.0O: baled M.OOJ
A burglar arrested in Boston bad on
hit breast an India, ink picture of a
gravestone, on which was marked: "In
memory of my father and mother."
Furniture the Finest,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Richest,
to call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures all
guarantees to be well made and
The Largest sale of-
ever held in the three oiiies.
Three Dollars and Fifty Cents
for Pantaloons that regularly sell for
Four and Five Dollars.
No Humbug! No Deception!
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St..
OLOTJGH & KAUTZ,
Embalming a Specialty.
1S05 Second avenue.
Wm. A damson.
Adamson fc Kuick,
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
Second Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repairs!.
Adams Wall Paper Go,,
LERCH & SUTGLIFFE, Managers
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
KTPainting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
ONLY mOO A DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
and bare som of tha latest noveltis of tbe seseon. . .
HAKE LIE R, Proprietor and Atu
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old studio, over McCat
1 Li I '
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
first-class Give hi,,,
Floral Designs furnihi-'J.
Telephone . 1":'S
HOUSEKEEPERS tor Soups, Gravi.-, Kto. i oni.uj.ii
for NURSES with Ih.HIiir water a dolldcus tr " 1
la Instantly provided. INVALIDS will " 'Utll"''
giving- tone to the WEAKEST STOMA II. tliinutd x"
bo TURK HEEF ESSENCE, l'ut up in omvwwut p
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