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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Satcbdat, April 13. 1889.
"Cbkap John" Wanamakeb makes the
temperance speeches and runs the Sunday
schools for the administration, but First
Assistant CUrkson is running the posU
office department under the old fashioned
spoils system, that bids fair to have every
democratic employe of that department
bounced inside of six months, and his
placo filled by a republican hustler who
is neither a Sunday school scholar nor a
Harrison having succeeded in getting
rid of the senate, will now proceed to do
some hustling on bis own account. He
still has some very fat plums to dispose
of, such aa the public printer, land com
miHsioner, justice of the supreme court,
ministers to Germany and China, etc.,
and the office seekers will see that be
does not become loncsoce in the white
house as lon)r as he has an office to give
Thbrk is a prospect of having all ex
ecutive nominations considered in open
session of the senate in tbo future. A
resolution to that effect was offered by
Mr. Teller before adjournment, and will
be called up for action early in the regu
lar session, and judging from the talk of
senators of both parties, it will be adopt'
ed. It is hard in fact to discover what
argument can be used against it, as it
does not propose open sessions for all
executive business, as all previous reso
lutions on the subject have done.
The public wbicb seeks place and office
always tries to live up with the admitiiss
tration, at least with the power which ap
points. This is seen to a marked degree
in the applications of tbe thousands who
seek the fourth-class postofflces. If the
application is addressed to President Har
rison, as many are, the applicant spreads
his army record. If tbe postmaster gen
eral comes within tbe review of the letter,
stresa is laid on the activity of tbe would-be-postmaster
in religious work, and his
acquaintances are raked with a fine tooth
comb to et the indorsement of a minis
ter, invariably Evangelical, and Presby
terian if possible. But if it is Mr. Clark
son the applicant whoops up his republi
canism, exhibits his scar of party service,
shows the galls made on bis neck by the
party collar and downs the democracy in
-The World" Tonight.
Tonight at Harper's theatre tbe great
spectacular drama, "The World," is to
be presented. The Chicago Herald says
of tbe production:
"The World." with its wealth of mag
nificent scenery and company of Chicago
ravorites, opened a week s engagement at
Hooley's theatre last evening. The house
was filled to its utmost with the elite of
fJLhicago, including our ablest and most
severe critics, to witness this popular
product or j. L. kittle s gifted pen, which
has found such favor among our theatre
goers. What makes tbe "World" so pop
ularand long lived? is naturally asked.
In reply we will say, because there is a
purity ia tbe whole conception of
tbe piece, which at once aims at
the hearts of the audience, and
the details, situations, and dialogue
have that naturalness am pleasing air of
originality. It also possesses more
scenic features than any play ever writ
ten. Its raft scene baa been admired
throughout Europe, Australia and
America, and when it comes back to
Chicatro again after four years absence it
is as realistic and mystifying as before,
as is the panorama scene, tbe revolving
scene and sinking ship, and all tbe other
popular mechanical devices. "The
World" has been produced in Chicago
thirty-seven weeks and the public's ver
dict of approval is manifested in the
largest house of the season on this tbe
opening of its thirty-eighth, after an ab
sence of four years. J. Z. Little is as
pleasing as ever in the dual role.
tint to ( Kim Ih with the Mill.
Detroit, April 13. A icial to The
Journal from Kit Ignar-e snys: The Moiles
Bros', mill plant is safe in Canada. After
the Mary left Detroit for this port Wednes
day tbe wholo force connected with the Canada-bound
expedition was put to work saw
ing ice to release the fleeing craft and plun
der, knowing tbe Mary ould report their
condition and an attempt bo made to capture
tbem in American water Tbe pursuing
tug Bnugntut-k, with the officers and men
who went from here Thursday, returned at
3 o'clock yesterday morning, liy the time
the pursuers had overtaken the fugitives
Thursday night the latter had sawed their
way through the ice into Cauadian waters
and there defied tbe pursuers.
Armour Hxl Nothing to Do with It.
Chicago, Aprd 13. Referring to the
statement that the canto of the collapse of
the American Meat compuny of Now York
was that Armour bad put pressure upon tbe
promoters, Mr. George H. Webster, of tbe
firm of Armour & Co., Raid yesterday: "All
these statements are absolutely and unquali
fiedly false from any standpoint. Neither
Mr. Armour nor Armour & Co., nor any
body connected with the dressed beef inter
est, that we know of, had anything to do
whatever in producing this result."
Decoration for the Centennial.
Wasihhoto: Citt, April 13. The navy
department has instructed the commandant
of tbe New York navy yard to furnish the
custodian of the custom house with a suffi
cient amount of bunting and flam to decorate
the public buildings in New York city dur
ing the centennial ceremonies. Sailors will
also be provided to render assistance ia ar
ranging the decorations.
State of Ohio, Citt of Toledo, I
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
Ctjhk. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Bworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
a., xs , oo. a. w. ULEASGN.
Hall's Catarrh Cure la tben inium.n.
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of tbe system. Bend for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO., Toledo, O.
sgTSold by druggists. 75c.
It it a Canons Fast
That tbe body is now more susceptible to
benefit from medicine than at any other
season. Hence the importance of taking
Hood's Sarsaparilla now, when it will do
you the most good. It ia really wonder
f ul for purifying and enriching the blood,
creating an appetite, aad giving a healthy
tone to the whole system. Be sure to get
Hood's Bsraaparllla, which ia peculiar to
itieif. . -
Adrift inMid Ocean.
Distressing News from an At
SIGHTED IN A SINKING CONDITION
And Not a Soul on Board The Boat All
Gone and No Signs of the Crew and Pas
sengers, Numbering; Nearly 800 The
Fate of Her Load ot Emigrants Un
known, but Hopes Entertained That
They May Have Been Picked I'p The
Ship' Name the Danmark, of the Thing
QUEENSTOWN, April W The Ionian hue
Steamer City of Chester, Capt Bond, from
New York April 2 for Liverpool, arrived
here yesterday. She report that on April 8,
lu latitude 48 north, longitude 37 west, she
passed the Danish steamer Danmark, from
Christiansand, Copenhagen, etc, for New
York. The Danmark had been abandoned
by her crew.
Tbe Chester sighted her from a distance,
and had been struck by the apparent absence
of any life on board. She drew near and in
vestigated, and afterward made sure there
was no oue on board the abandoned wreck.
The Chester lay to for several hours. The
The stern of the Danmark was on a level
with the sea. Her bow was far out of the
water in the air.
There were no visible signs of a c. Uision
and no wreckage was 'floating about The
boats were all gone from their davits, and
nothing indicating baste and panic was no
ticeable. After lying near tbe wreck for
some little time the City of Chester pro
ceeded. "The Denmark belonged to the Tbingvalla
line of steamers plying between New York
and Copenhagen. Sho was formerly the Jan
Breydel, of the White Cross line. She is
said to have had 700 passengers ou board,
The Doumark was a vessel of 2,2tS0 tons.
She was commanded by Capt Knuden, was
a bark-rigged vessel, and was 340 feet long,
40 feet in breadth and '.'U feet deei. Slie was
built at Newcastle, England, in lsxo.
THE AGENTS ARE HOPEFUL.
They Believe the Passenger Were Taken
Off lu Salety.
NEW YORK, April 13. The agents of the
line to which the Danmark belonged feel con
fident that the passengers of that craft are
safe and sent the following to the Associated
Press for publication:
As some of the comments on the reiortel
loss of the Danish stoaiiier Uanmark express
tbe apprehension that this disaster may have
bren accompanied by heavy loss of life we beg
leave to state for the benefit of all persons who
have friends on board tbe ill-fated boat our
belief to the contrary. When sighted by the
City of Chester on Monday last in latitude
45.55 north, longitude 47.10 west tbe decks aft
and the sails were in pieces, but tbe vessel
was floating, and although the reporting
steamer expressed the belief that she would
shortly founder this did not occur during all
the time that elapsed from the hour she was
first sighted until lost sight of.
The Danmark was floating directly in tbe
track of the transatlantic steamers, and we
believe beyond peradventuro that the passen
gers and crew were taken off some time, possi
bly as far back as a rouple of days, before the
City of Chester sighted the wreck, since the
Denmark, having left Christiansand March
SB. should, under ordinary circumstances,
have advanced considerably beyond the posi
tion found in. If the wrecked passungers and
crew had not been pioked up they would nat
urally, even If embarked in boats and on rafts,
have remained in the neighborhood of the
wreck, the presence ef which would be much
more likely to attraot the passing steamers
than small boats or rafts wuuld.
The City of Cheater evidently did not find
the slightest wreckage near the vessel, such
aa wight be attributed to smashed or other
wise incapacitated boats, while ihe steamer
bore no algn whatever of human life. We
confidently believe, therefore, that, with the
possible exception of single casualties such as
may occur during the transfer of so many
people from one vessel to another, the passen
gers and crew of the Danmark are safe and
will ere long be heard of as on board of one of
the transatlantic steamers. Very respect
fully. I'cnch Eotb & Co.,
General Agents Tbingvalla Steamship Line.
t-The New York agent of the Tbingvalla
We have hare a cable dispatch to the effect
that the Danmark left CbrlHtiansand on
March 28. on her first voyage under her new
flag and name. She had been completely over
hauled, and it waa thought by all that she was
the beet of the fleet. There were on board of
her at tbe time of he departure at least Tu
people. Of these 060 were passengers. To
manage and to look after the comfort of this
large number of passengers there must have
been at least sixty In the crew, and probably
tbe number may have reached UW or perhaps
12A. There are, therefore, to be accounted
for tbe lives of 710 to 71.) people.
The Danmark ia commanded by Capt.
Enudeao. an old seaman, well known for his
courage and presence of mind.
There were a great number of life-boats
enough for the great passenger list and sev
eral new life rafts of the attest pattern and
improve ments, which could have accommo
dated the crew and officers and some of the
passengers if there waa not enough room In
the life-boats for them.
That any of the persons aboard the Dan
mark were lost is not believed here. It is ar
gued that the very fact of the steamer being
seen afloat, be she ever so waterlogged, is
sufficient evidence to warrant the belief that
everybody was saved. Bo long as there was
anything on which to stand no one on the
ship would leave her except they were sure
of bein picked up.
Taut Latest At 1 o'clock this morning
the steamer Alter, from Bremen, was sighted.
It is hoped she may bring some tidings of the
A Very Mean Thief.
Lowell, Mass., April 13. Fred O. Milli-
ken was held in $1,500 bail yesterday to the
grand jury, the evidence taken before the po
lice court showing that he bad, while record
ing secretary of Mechanics' lodge of Odd
allows, symtematicalfy embezzled its funds.
including moneys voted for the relief of sick
members and which were supposed to have
been paid to them.
Another One for Anson.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 13. The Chi
cago-All-America base ball game here yes
terday resulted as follows: Chicago, C; All
America, 4. Hits Chicago, ; AU-America,
8. Errors Chicago, : All-America, L Bat
teries Tener and Daly, Healy and Earle.
Appointed Alaska's Governor.
WASBTiraToif Citt. Anrll 1s Th nml.
dent Friday appointed Lyman E. Knapp, of
Mlddlebury, Vt, to be governor of Alaska.
PARNELL DEMANDS AN ANSWER
And Balfour Ignores the Demand A Hat
ter of Battering; Bams.
London, April 13. In the house of com
mons last evening Stuart, Oladstonian mem
ber for Hoxton, asked Balfour whether the
circular sent to the Irish police directing
them to furnish information as to tbe doings
of the League was designed to aid Tbe Times
in Its cam before the Famuli commission.
Balfour replied that be had nade it a rule
to neither admit nor deny any allegations
that might be made in regard to alleged se
Parnell demanded that the chief secretary
make a straight answer to tbe question put
to htm, Balfour's refusal to explain implied
that explanation involved something be was
ashamed of. Hear, bear. - Tbe use made of
the circular, he continued, proved that the gov
ernment was not neutral toward tbe commis
sion, but were prosecutors behind Tbe Times.
Parnell aJao referred to the use of battering
rams to enforce evictions in Donegal He
protested that their use was not only an act
of cruelty, but of barbarity.
Balfour, ignoring Parnell's demand for a
straighiward answer to Stuart's question,
said that the use of battering rams wits neces
sary, as the jiersons to be evicted bad in al
most every c see erected within their doors an
elaborate barricade with intent to hinder the
officers of th law in performance of their
Harcourt described the policy of Balfour
as one of extsrmination. The government's
remedy to alleviate the sufferings of the Irish
tenants was to level the houses of the poor
people to tne ground.
Ooechen declared that the Parnellitea were
responsible f r the existing state of affairs.
The eviction occurred not because the ten
ants couldn't pay their rent, but because
they wouldn't It seemed to him that Har
court preferi ed that the heads of tbepoliee
snouia De latttered rather than that tbe
doors of ten tuts houses should be opened
upon tne demand or tbe law.
THE TATE LEGISLATURES.
Illinois Mi ni Iters Take a Rest Until
Wednesdity Wisconsin Proceed ings.
Springfield, Ilia., April 11 The senate
passed a reso. ution yesterday expressing re
gret at the death of J. A. Parr, late senate
bill clerk, and placing the widow's name on
the pay-roll t fill the vacancy. The bills
providing th t not more than two members
of boards of trustees of state charitable in
stitutions shiiU be members of the same
party, and increasing the allowance for
pauper bur .ale to $15 were passed
and tbe senat adjourned to Wednesday next
to permit ineintters to take part in the muni
cipal elections Tuesday. In the house Mer
ritt moved to postpone final action on his
anti-trust bill until April 18, as he wanted to
speak to tbe measure and did not feel well
enough yestet day. There was a good deal of
opposition to postponement, but Merritt
finally gaiU'l bis point Tbe house
then passed the bill providing for
the examination and regulation of
mine managers, the resolution to
adjourn to Wednesday next, and tbe bills
permitting co inties or cities to appropriate
money to sii port non- sectarian public hos
pitals. A number of bills were advanced to
Madison, Wis., April 13. The senate
Darned bills v, trrl v tn
. J J VJ'. .-.WW v.,ww
annually to maintain a summer school at
the university, for teachers: t60.-
000 for a gymnasium at the state
university: Dermittimr citiaa towns
and villages to decide by vote the question of
prohibition ; to prevent deception in the man-
uiacrure or cnetwe. ine house passed bills
el vine miners a lien on ore: thamntriiK u Hot-
bill; increasiu,' 50 cents the wages of legisla
tive employes wno do not receive over $3.50
per day; reducing treasury agents' fees to 26
per cent The refusal to confer ou tbe bill
appropriating fJU.OOJ to Beutley Nolan was
DESTITUTE IN DAKOTA.
The Fire Suff irers Short of Provisions and
91 any Other Tilings.
Yankton, D. T., April 14. The relief
committee has been working steadily to re
lieve sufferers ever siuce the great prairie
fires of last week. They are short
of provisions and will not be able
to do much till a further supply is fur
nished them. From fifty to sixty families
were burned ( ut in Hand countv. Th
ty has f uriiish! seed, but the sufferers need
ioeu ior meir u-auis ana Dedding for their
families. At ftee Heiehta fifteen hnilriincnt
were burned and lumber is needed greatly.
ine iarmers lit nana county are poor. They
need staple Toceries, money, lumber, bed
ding, nails, ha r forks and stove All
shipped should be sent to the com
mittee, or an r one of thorn It. R. Howell,
C. E. Smith, i. H, CarrolL At Highmore,
Hyde count)-, twenty-six families were
burned out, at j six deaths followed. Twelve
homes homes are entirely gone. Minneap
olis ha SHllt niithiflir tn flitfcu, rwiintd rKl.w
has sent nothing definite, but Pierre has
Pell a Victim to Old Hablta.
New York, April 13. The board of gov
ernors of the Manhattan club have for some
time been inve.tigating the charge that at a
recent election for club officers a large num
ber of forged t allots were cast The affair
bas caused nui-e a siandl in lnl.
Thursday nighc tbe board met and gave a
uei uuii uiemuer, wno nas ueuu susiected of
being the forger, an opportuuity to be heard.
It is understool that his statement was not
satisfactory, b it was nracticallv
sion of his guiU Final action in the matter
was postponed for the present The club of
ficials deol ine to reveal the name of the
guilty member but Tbe Herald intimates
mat ue is -a miauie-agea poutlcian, a relic
of Tweed ring days, who has lived on his
club associates for years."
Atrocious Murder In Indiana.
Cincinnati, April 13. A North Vernon
(Ind.) dispatch states that ou Wednesday
night late. Joseph Maynard went to the
house of Henry Koau, called him to tbe
door aud shot him without saying a word.
The weapon wns a shotgun. The shot took
effect in Roan's head. He can not recover.
Thursday Maynard was captured by the
sheriff. It is iiaid that Roan had told that
Maynard bad been 'caught attempting to
steal money an 1 jewelry from the drawers
of his bureau last Sunday night
Providence, K. I., fleets a Democrat.
Providence, R. I., April 14 George T.
Brown, Dem., was yesterday elected state
sen tor from Providence by 1,633 majority
over West, Rp., and Warren B. Pierce,
Prohibitionist This completes the next gen
eral assembly, which now stands 40 Demo
crats, aud 5U R publicans on joint ballot
Appl .ed the Official Ax.
Washinutok Citt, April 18. Commis
sioner of Patents Mitchell removed Jerome
B. Burke, chief of the gaiette division, patent
office, yesterda) , and appointed J. W. Babson
In his place, il r. Babson formerly filled tbe
A Little Boy S'atally Beaten by Three
You ng- Barbarian.
New York. April 13. A 5 year-old boy
named Tobias I.ippar, died Thursday even
ing at his par-mis' residence, 1,614 Second
avenue, from tie effects, it is alleged, of a
beating receiveci at the hands of three older
boys, one of wtom lives in the same house
with tbe Hi ppai s, and the other two next
door. Little Tobias was tbe youngest of
three brothers, who for' some reason have
been made butb- of by the other boys of the
neighborhood. It seems that whenever one
of tbe Hippar toys made his appearance on
the street be wt s set upony tbe neighbors'
boys and beaten or otherwise assaulted.
On Wednesday afternoon Tobias was re
turning from school alone when he was at
tacked by Char ey Dorr and Louis Harring
ton, each aged 11, and Willie Lutz, aged 10.
Tobias was thrown to the ground, his mouth
and ears were staffed with dirt and other re
fuse from the si reet, and when he could no
longer cry for h dp his cruel persecutors beat
and kicked him unmercifully. Half an hour
later he manage 1 to crawl to his home, cov
ered from head to foot with mud and with
numerous contuuons on his head and body.
He was placed in bed and became delirious
during the night and gradually grew worse
until tt o'clock Thursday evening when he
died. Tbe boys above named are under ar
rest Mrs. Hip r says the only explanation
she can give of :he persecution of her chil
dren lies in the fact that theirs is the only
Howbrew family living in tbe bouse.
Boxaell Closes His Hpeeeh.
London, April 13. Sir Charles RusseTs
peroration beftre the Parnell commission
yesterday was intensely dramatic. During
tbe delivery of his last sentences he was
choked with em lion, and many of his pass
ages were inaud ble even to the court Pre
siding Justice .iannen's face was flushed
with excitement as . be banded down a con
gratulatory note to the speaker, and his
whole expression and demeanor betrayed his
admiration of Us orator, if not his sympathy
with the sentioH uts of the oration. Sir Rich
ard . Webster, attorney, general, on read
ing the justice s note congratulating Sir
Charles upon lis speech exclaimed: "Of
course; so we all think." Sir Charles' speech
is to be printed i a pamphlet form for circu
lation throughcut Great Britain, America
and tne colonies. :
THE tUQQg TBEOTD AHgrrg. SATU1IDAY APBII4 13. 1839.
I Tie Growing Wheat.
How It Looks in Dakota and
PEOSPEOTS GENERALLY VEKY GOOD
Tito Area of Sowed lnd Increased and
the Seed Waiting for Bain, Which Is
the One Thing; Needful A Few Baek
aets That Caa Bo Made Good Indiana
Reports Everything; Looking Well and
Ten Days Karly.
St. Paul, April 18 Reports have been
received this week front most of the principal
grain points in Minnesota and the two Da
kota concerning the immediate condition
and prospects of crops of all kinds. These
reports cover nearly one hundred counties,
several places having been beard from in
each county, and the information they con
tain is the most reliable and complete ob
tainable. With respect to crops other than
wheat it is yet too early in the season to give
any very definite information, but certain
indications concerning the acreage of great
interest are included in the first detailed sur
vey of the agricultural interests of tbe north
west for thi season of 1339.
The seeding of wheat has progressed rap
idly under the encouragement of fine weath
er, and with the ground in better condition
for working than it baa been in for years.
In southern Minnesota and southern Dakota
the seeding is practically over, and some of
the early sown grain has sprouted and begun
to grow. In the central section about half
the seed is in, and in the northern wheat
belt, including the Red River valley, about
one-third the seeding has been done except on
the bona una wheat farms, where the sowers
have practically completed their work. But
while the land is in prime condition for work
ing it is too dry to give the seed a good
start Every report received, with the
exception of two or three out of several
hundred, mentions the dryness of tbe soil and
tbe immediate need of rain.
Tbe lack of moisture in many counties, both
in Minnesota and the Dakotas, is, indeed, a
serious element in the situation. The farm
ers need a steady down pour, lasting four or
five days, to place the soil in proper condition
to give tbe seeded grain a good start, but
they are hopeful, believing the time has
about arrived when the drought must be
With respect to acreage there will le an in
crease over last year, due to various causes,
such as the encouragement there is iu good
prices, the new breaking of ground and the
hi crease of settlors. Tbe early opening of
spring also encouraged many farmers to
sow more wheat thuu otherwise they would
have sown. The increase is not enor
mous. It does not probably amount to
more than 10 or 15 per cent While in some
sections it greatly exceeds that proortion, in
many others it is less than 10 per cent, and in
several there has beeu a shrinkage in acre
age, resulting from tbe discouragement
caused by the failure of crops in previous
years. Iu the Red River valley the experi
ences of last year were certainly discourag
ing, but the farmers of that region are going
forward pluckily to retrieve their fortunes,
and an increase in the acreage of about 10
per cent is shown in the valley, where great
returns are to be expected f the growing
season continue favorable and frosted seed
sprouts. The greatest increase in acreage is
in southern Minnesota.
A feature of the situation this year in sev
eral of the southern Minnesota counties is
the fact that the farmers are growing wheat
and oats mixed together in about equal pro
portions. They claim that fields sown with
the mixed crop are less liable to be attacked
by chinch bugs, and also that they get as
much wheat out of the deal as if they had
sown wheat separately, and that at the same
time the quality is better. Then they get
ten to fifteen bushels of oats to the acre be
Already the wheat formers in some sec
tions have experienced fed versify with refer
ence to the crop of 18t. In the early days
of April high winds swept across several
counties iu the central and southern sections,
tearing up the dry surface of the soil aud dis
lodging the newly sown seed. This dam
age, however, is not of a permanent charac
ter, as the land can be reseeded, and proba
bly on most farms will be. Then the exten
sive prairie fires in South Dakota, liesides
entailing great loss and hardship on the set-
tiers, will delay tbe seeding in the fire-swept
sections for -two or three weeks. These
things, although bad enough in their way,
will not probably affect general results at the
SWEPT BY A SEVERE STORM.
Damage Uoue by a Tempest of Wind, Rain
Cleveland, O., April 13. A special from
New Philadelphia, O., says: A cycloue struck
tbe mining town of Boidler yesterday, demol
ishing six dwellings. William Lewis' 12
year-old danghter was caught in the ruins
and fatally injured. Others were badly hurt
Particulars are meager.
Wheeling. W. Va., April 13. The coun
try along the Ohio from this city for thirty
miles, and westward through Belmont
county, Ohio, was visited at o'clock last
evening by a very heavy storm of rain,
wina, ana nan, wnicb did great damage to
property at a number of places. Haifa
dozen bouses and other building were struck
by lightning, and two or three of them were
Pittsburq, Pa. .April 13. A storm yester
day extended over portions of western Penn
sylvania, eastern Ohio and Maryland. At
kJKUorden, Md., lightning killed Farmer
John WetzolL At Franklin, Pa., a large
iron tank containing 8,000 barrels of naptha
at the Union refinery was struck and de
stroyed. At Masontown, Pa. , the roof of
the new $10,000 school building was lifted
off, plate-glass windows were broken, and
store fronts blown in. At Bteubenville, O.,
hail-stones as large as eggs fell, breaking sky
lights and windows.
STEWART SPEAKS FOR SILVER.
His Ideas Do Not Seem to Harmonise
With Secretary Windom'a.
Washington Citt, April 13. Senator
Stewart, of Nevada, had a long interview
with Secretary Windom Thursday, in which
he tried to persuade the secretary to increase
the monthly purobase of silver. This, the
Nevada senator argued, was tbe best way to
reduce the surplus. Secretary Windom could
not see just how the surplus was reduced by
giving out greenbacks and getting silver in
return. He said be had some ZO.OUOiXX) of
silver dollars in tbe treasury vaults, some of
which he would be very elad to part with.
To purchase more silver would be simply
changing the shape of the surplus from gold
and paper to silver. Stewart made the
point that the purchase of silver brought
millions of money from tbe treasury and dis
tributed it among the people. Windom
Stated that it would be imiiossible to take
any action In tbe increased purchase of silver
until the subject had been very carefully
weighed and considered by the president and
discussed in the cabinet meetings. It is un
derstood that the Nevada senator will soon
have an interview with President Harrison
about tbe matter, and afterward it Is expect
ed to become a special subject of discussion
in cabinet meetings.
Outlook in Indiana.
Indianapolis, April ia The secretary of
the state board of agriculture has informa
tion from all sectious of the state regarding
crop prospects, and says that the growing
wheat crop is in a very satisfactory condi
tion, and that tbe outlook fat still good for one
of the largest crops ever produced in In
diana. The rain of two weeks ago, which
was general, has been remarkably beneficial.
The farmers in northern Indiana will finish
tbe sowing of oats this week, and in tbe
southern part of the state planting of oora
has begun, -reach trees are in bloom, and
all farm work is fully ten days ahead of (he
Custom House Crooks
Herbert Beecher and Two Oth
ers in Difficulty
FOB STEALING PTJELI0 MONET.
Developments of a I.ook into Affairs at
the Tort Townaend, W. T., Custom
House One of the Ti lo Pockets 30,000
All of Them Under nonde Apparent
ly Unhealthy Condition of Publle Senti
ment Over the Matter.
Portland, Ore., April 13. The Ore
gon fan's special from Port Townsend, W. T.,
says: The United States grand jury has
found twenty-five indictments against Will
iam Harned, ex-special deputy collector;
eleven against Herbert F. Beecher, ex-treasury
agent, and twelve against Quincy A.
Brooks, for stealing from the government
This is the result of an investigation began
in January by Leslie Cullum, acting col
lector, and L D. Lupton, first auditor of the
treasury department, who were sent from
Washington specially for the purpose of in
quiring into the condition of affairs in tbe
Port Townsend custom bouse. Special
Treasury Ageut Crowley bad previously par
tially examined the accounts, and had dis
The records examined by Cullom and Lup
ton extend liack to last ApriL The first
thing learned was that vessels bad been over
charged in entrance and clearance, and pri
vate receipts issued. The government re
ceipts are in blue-books. Many pages of
these had been destroyed, and white receipts
issued instead. Vessels were by this means
swindled out of a few dollars each, aggre
gating many thousands of dollars in a year.
In other parts of the records evidence was
found that amounts bad been paid hundreds
oi dollars in excess or what was credited.
Two thousand blue or government receipts
were found in a mutilated condition con
cealed in various parts of tbe office.
Harned admitted part of the charges and
restored $2,000 to Cullum. After Harned
was dismissed over $12,000 was found in va
rious parts of the office, secreted under the
carpets, in flower-pots, pigeon-holes, and
other places. Records of the duily receipts
during the latter part of Beecher's time are
missing, a!sr other records, making it impos
sible to accurately determine tbe deficit
Brooks is flW.lKW short There aro C3S opium
stamps missing, valued at $5 each, besides a
large nurnlx r of Chinese return certificates.
Harned and Beecher were arrested and
placed under $5, 00 bonds. They refused to
make any statement Brooks is in Washing
ton. Harnod is worth $40,000, aud has many
warm friends ou Puget sound.
Beecher and Harned have filed $T,000 bonds
each. The trials are sot for next October. Three
of Beecher's sureties were members of tbe
grand jury which found the indictments.
Beecher has bought a steamor aud will re
sume his old business of steaniboating. Pub
lic sentiment seems very sympathetic toward
all the accused.
THE OKLAHOMA LANDS.
Commissioner $t-klager Makes a State
ment of Interest to Settlers.
Washington City, April 13. Commis
sioner Htockslager has written a letter to
Senator Ingalls reparding Oklahoma mat
ters, in which be says: "The act of March
2, 18SU, provides that no one shall be per
mitted to enter or acquire any right to any
of the Oklahoma lands, to be disposed of
thereunder, who violates its provisions by
entering upou aud occupying the same prior
to 12 o'clock, noon, of April 22, lSatf, the
date fixed iu the president's proclamation of
March at, for the said lands
to become open to settlemunt The
statute makes no exceptiou to this
provision. I am inclined to think, however,
that when a person was already within those
lands at tbe date of tbe approval of tbe act
by proier authority bis preeenre there
should not lie regarded as a violation of this
provision of tbe act Tbe primary jurisdic
tion to act upou applicatious to enter rests
with the district land ofticers, and settlers
may present their applications for entry to
them with proper proof of their allegations.
Should they refuse to permit on entry the
settlers may appeal from their action, which
would bring tbe application and proofs be
fore this office for adjudication of the case.
The Armes Court-Martial.
Washington City, April 13 When the
Armes court-martial met yesterday morning
at the war department it was announced that
Judee Hubbell had Imxi oanntwl mniuui
for Maj. Armes in place of Capt. Knox. The
defendant pleaded not guilty to tbe charge
and to the 8ieciiications, and tbe afternoon
was occupied in bearintr witiirc-uw tn tha so.
sault on Governor Beaver and Maj. Armes'
conduct on inauguration day. Several army
officers were among the witnesses.
Old Style Dress t Court
BERLIN, April 13. The oft-repeated state-
meut that the style of the German court
dress would shortly be changed to a costume
similar to that worn during the reign of
Frederick I and for some time thereafter is
confirmed. The change will take place im
mediatelv. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
Jhke Kilraiu has deposited with The New
York Clipper $5,000, his final deposit in the
match with Hullivan, making the total $10.-
Ue IT. S. warship Xipsic, which was
beached at Apia, (Samoa, in tbe storm that
destroyed the Trenton and Vamialia, is afloat
but entirely useless.
Heury C. Miller, oped tW, of Easton. Pa..
started for his wood tract Thursday to burn
brush at night His body, burned to a crisp,
was found iu a thicket Friday.
Ex-Senator D. M. Sa --in, of Minnesota, has
been elected president of the Carcacas and
La Guayra Cable company and the American
Telephone company consolidated.
The Crane Iron company, of Catasaqua,
Pa., has posted a notice of a reduction of 10
per cent in wages. About 3tK) men are af
fected. It is believed the men will strike.
Alex Friedstrom, who arrived iu Chicago
April 10, put the muzzle of a shotgun into
his month Friday and blew his head nearly
off. He was despondent because out of work.
Mrs. Edward Gallery, of Chicago, in
snatching quickly at a loaded revolver her
H-year-oid son Eddie had iu bis band, pulled
the trigger and put a ball into the boy's
Two enormous gas wells were struck at
Fiudlay, O., Friday, one with a capacity of
over 30,000,000 cubic feet, and the other with
not less than 20,000,000 feet The former is
owned by the city.
The trial of Gen. Boulancrer. Count Dillon
and Henri Rocbefort was commenced before
the French senate Friday. After the read
ing of the indictment the public was ex-
eluded, and the proceedings were carried on
Dehmd dosed dtstra.
Mrs. McKee Has a Pretty ret
Washington City. Anril is. Mn Mo.
See. daughter of President Harrison, i.
turned to Washington Thursday' eveninsr
from her Florida trip. Mrs. McKee enjoyed
a delightful trip. She was presented with
a VOUI1C allicatOT While in tha limit nf nMnn.
groves, which has been safely boused some-
wuu.v uuuui sue executive mansion.
Took the Cash and Sloped.
Philadelphia, April 13. John O. Car-
ruth & Co. , proprietors of the Endurance
mills, this city, were robbed of $'3,190 yester
day by their bookkeeper, William W. Hill,
wno succeeded in getting out of tbe city be
fore the robbery was discovered. The money
was given to xiui to place in envelops for
tbe weekly wages of tbe employes.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington City, April 13. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yesterdav
are as follows: For Iowa Fair weather, pre
ceded by rain in the eastern portion; warmer;
southeasterly winds. For Upper Michigan and
niiwuiwa-xsir weamer: sxi nonary tem
perature; variable winds. For Indiana, Il
linois and Lower Michigan Kain, followed
Saturday by fair weather: cooler: northorl
winds. - - Jr.
lace Cartain Strctcherejjl
wt w rausnenuuis.
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
Evxky Housekeeper Shoclo IUvi Onb
any ludy un operate them.
For Sale By
He invites the public
Parlor Farniture which he
Damb Brutes Made the Victims of an Un
Norwich, Conn., April 13. Between 9
and 10 o'clock Thursday night some un
known person entered tbe stable of William
P. Bailey, a Bozrah city teamster, and pro
ceeded to carve up the horses. He began bis
work upon tbe horse which occupied the
stall nearest the door and cut tbe poor ani
mal's flesh into strips. When thfe infltator of
"Jack tbe Ripper" had finished his first vic
tim he pn!)ed on to a second stall, where
stood a hoie belonging to the New England
Telephone company, and began to carve him
up also. Tbe first horse meantime struggled
violently, broke his halter and ran out of
This frightened the man and he ran, leav
ing a huge, blood-stained knife upon the
floor. Mr. Bailey's horse raced up and down
the single village street, presenting a horri
ble Sight. The noise made by the horse
awakened tbe entire village, and after the
animal bad wildly galloped up and down the
street several times he fell from exhaustion
and was shot.
The crowd was then attracted to the stable
by the unusual noise there, an I the other
horse was found on the floor in a pool of
blood. Although not hacked so badly as the
first one ha presented a pitiful sight A vet
erinary surgeon was called to relieve the
horse of his sufferings, and an effort will be
made to save him. No clew to tbe perpetra
tor of the outrage has been obtained.
TWIN CITIES ON A TRAMP.
Street Car Lines at St. Paul Tied l p Now
Situation at Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 13. Not a
wheel was turned on any of the street car
lines until 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
At that hour a car was started under police
protection, hut after a run of two or three
blocks the conductor ordered the driver to
pull back to the barn. It was said that the
men gave the conductor $10 to turn back. A
second attenint at 2:30
successful. About a block away from the
nam tne sinkers ttirew the car from the
track, but it was soon out on the miU
and successfully accomplished a round trip.
o luriuer attempts were made to run out
The strike of the St Paul Street Car
company's employes was inaugurated on the
Lafayette avenue line shortly before 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon. At 4 o'clock
all the cars had been run into their respective
barns except three on the University avenue
lina Tlie latter made trins at intartmla in
charge of non-union men, but ceased run-
umg at o-ciocK. oo rar the cable men
have refused to join in the strike, but tbey
will hold a secret meeting, and probably con
clude to go out
The Way to Meet White-Caps.
Evansyillk, Ind , April 13. The White
Caps have commenced fresh depredations in
Warrick and Dubois counties. John Lans
ford, road supervisor in Madison township,
received a notice from the 'White-Caps that
some of the hops impounded were property of
poor people unable to pay fines, and if not
promptly released he would be visited
Wednesday night and compelled to surrender
them. Thursday morning at 1 o'clock Lans
ford was awakened by twenty masked men,
and in tbe fight which ensued a son of Lane
ford and five of the White-Cape were
wounded. Tbe mob then withdrew.
The Strike in the Thread Mills.
Newark, N. J., April ia The Kearney
mills of the Clark thread works shut down
last nicrht The hanHa mor. A
o - Lii.k iur
shut-down was for an indefinite period,
peuumg on now jong uie strikers continued
their rebellion against the 15 Iwr rant re
duction in wages. The strikrs have re
solved not to return to work at the reduction.
Chicago. April 13.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day; Wheat No. 2 May. opened
M4c, closed bou; June, opened 86V&C. closed
87Mk:; July, opened tsgc, closed Sl-4-?jc. Corn
No. May. o(eiied o4-V:, closed -Sic;
JuLie, opened I'-o-.tg.-, closed a ic; July, opened
and closed S4c. Oats No. JS May, opened
2516c, closed -4j-4c; June, opened and
closed i4Ac; July, opened 2.ie, closed 24fc
Pork-May, oieued $ll."&, closed $11.50; Jun-,
opened and dosed (H.tiU; July, opened SILT'-H.
closed 811.70. Lard May, opened M B-'W
Live stock The Union stock yards report
the following prices: Mors-Market opened
rather active, with prices steady: light grades,
H&V&t.&i: rouiiU packing, $4.534.00: mixed
lota, f4.tWj,4.(tO; beary packing aud shipping
lots. $4K4.8. Cattle-Mow and easier:
beeves. Door to urinu Rt 4.V.M ti.v i t.'i
43 K); Mockers and feeders. $?.U5iK..0. -heep
wean; natives, s4.iu.vjrj.5J: westerns. J4.7Cnii
6.S0; lambs. $4.:5eo.2.
Produce: Butter Fancy Kljpu creamery .24
25c per lb. darion in lin.. 15-.lc: packing
stock. ll&12c. Eggs Strictly fresh laid. 10c
perdoi. Poultry Live chickens, 11c per lb;
roosters. 5c: dresse I inr.cis In ill.- l.i,-Li 1.1
avi-c: geese, i.jttv. Potatoes Choice Burbauks,
jwx.- per ou; ueauiy 01 iieron.VHt-oc; tarjy
Rose, 2tVft 8c; sweet potaioe. S'l.ii per bbl.
Ai pies Choice greenings, 1.!M32.M per bbl;
poor lots, 75chi,$1.(.i. Craubernes. bull aud
bugle. ki.UUe.mi per bbl.
Nkw York, April 12.
Wheat Irregular; No, 1 red state, 97c: No.
2 do. n$e: No. 2 red winter May, SoSgc';
do June, tmfrc; do July, 7c bid. Corn
Quiet: No. 2 mixed flash. A u.. .1.
42&c: do May, 4As bid; do June, "'W. OaU
steady; No. I white state, "c; No. s do, 8ijc;
No. 2 mixed April. a4c; do Jiay, ; bid!
Rye Dull. Hurley NomlnL Pork bull;
new mess. HUM&l&T. Jid- Vuiet; April,
ana May, $7.15; June, $7.8.
LiveStoi-k: Cattle Market dull and weak,
and closed heavy; common to prime steers,
$3.7o4.K y ioj tops, 5.15; fat bulls and
dry cows, $1.7.VJ3,ai. Sheep and lambs Sheep
fell off ie ! 10 1 s; yearling about steady;
market closed dull and weak; sheep, unshorn,
i"U.Viia.lVs 1UU Bm- nKnis I J --v., i i.nz.
unshorn yearling lambs, $a.40ffi,7JW; -spring
lambs S4.ita.oj each, HogsNominal value.
Bay Upland prairie, t7&S.
oj nniouij new tu&B-UU.
Hay Wild, S5.0aa.ffl
rounoee ra2ae .
ordWeoS-Oak, tt.5; Hickory,
sw sjsj.w . muvu g.w.l
More oransrei have been sold in Florins
this season than ever before, and those
grower who bare sold at bom are beat
satisfied with tbe results.
a i kg
aomnhlmvIaIutage. I gg"""""""" -----
JU Umiture tlieJFiliest,
sB V asi s
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Eichest,
to call and examine. Mr. C.nr
guarantees to be well made and
The Largest sale of-
ever held in the three cities.
Three Dollars and Fifty Gents
for Pantaloons that regularly eel fur
Four and Five Dollars.
No umbug! No Deception!
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Genfa Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St.,
CLOUGrH & KAUTZ,
UNDERTAKE R S.
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Joblung and Repairing promptly done.
tdgfSecond Hand Machinery bought, 6o!d and rejairt"l
. Adams Wall Paper Co,,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
t3PaiDting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street, P Tcl irui.
Dear Third Avpnn
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE .VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO, '
and have soms of tbe latest novelties of the season. . .
' ' . - HAKELXER, Proprietor nd
No. 1722, Second av., Gayford'a old studio, over McCaw
1623 Second Avenue,
mar.r., . .
first-class GireVua n
Fioral Hoicns furnmleJ.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravi.-. Et iViwrt'f
tor NURSES with boiling- water a Uulcioui '" rLX
is Instantly provided. INVALIDS "! eaJ " ''etltiM,
Bivlmj tone to tbe WEAKEST STOMACH- Guertnt"1 to
be Pt'RE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up in convenlsut p
ajfes of both SOLID AND Fl.l ID EX TK ACTS-
BY DRUCCISTS AND CR0CERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
fer catalogues address
J. O. DUN CAW