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3m ABCTTD. WEDNESDAY APRIL 17, IC39.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTEK.
Wedhksdat. April 17, 1889.
MulnciPAL elections were held in a
great many Illinois cities yesterday. The
issue wis mostly license or no license,
end license rictories predominated. The
most signal Tictory gained by the demo
crats was the carrying of Free port by
nearly four hundred majority, after a re
publican regime of four years. Galena,
Ottawa and other cities, where the li
cense question cut no figure, also went
t la a review of Mr. Cleveland's admin,
titration printed in the Baltimore Sun is
"The ex-president is as firm now as he
ever was in the opinion that tariff re
form is the great living issue of the demo
cracy. He regards it as an issue in har
mony with the spirit and traditions of
the party and one involving enormous
benefits to the people. He believes that
sooner or later the' toiling masses will be
thoroughly roused to an indignant per
ception of the burdens unjustly imposed
upon them by the tariff laws, and of the
fact that the taxing power of the nation
is being recklessly used for the benefit of
a favored few."
Undoubtedly the day Is noi far distant
when the tolling manses will be thorough
ly roused to the perception of unjust
taxation. The number of workmen who
believe that a high tariff is detrimental
to their Interest has been swollen con
siderably since the th of November last.
The promise made previous to that time
that the defeat of ex-President Cleve
land would Increase the compensation of
the worklngmen and infuse new1 life into
the Industrial establishments seems to
have been an empty one. The reduc
tions of wages and the idle workshops
have put the stamp of falsehood on it.
Eroasaty In Fael.Tas).
The C, B. & Q. is practicing - econo
my at every possible point, the latest
move being the establishment of a loco
motive firing scboel for the purpose of
educating its firemen in those methods of
firing which are the most economical for
the company. In order to facilitate the
Instructions the school has been started
in a car which was formerly used as a
dynamometer car, in which the instruc
tor, Mr. Baker, travels to different points
of the line, examining the firemen and
giving them instructions something af
ter the manner of the air brake instruc
tions, the same as for the automatic
brake; there will be a system of marks.
and those having attained the greatest
familiarity with the theories and
nomenaclture of scientific firing
will be given the highest marks and the
preference in promotion. Firemen, the
road claims, as a rule, have very little re
gard for economy, and do not care how
much fuel they use so long as they have
a continual red hot fire, and steam blow
ing off almost steadily. An engine in
charge of an experienced engineer and
fireman never blows off steam at all, and
should not, so the officials state. If an
engine blows off for over five minutes, the
fireman is seyerely reprimanded, and a
too frequent occurrence of the blowing off
loses him bis job.
A PITIABLE STATEMENT
Put on Kilt, in the New York Buraau of
Haw York, April 17. This statement was
put on file yestenluy at the bureau of vital
"Whit ou an elevated railroad car Monday
morning ou my way to the morgue tor the
purpoae of burying an infant I fell asleep,
and when I awoke come person had taken
the cigar-box which contained the remains of
my child. I return the permit for burial as
I have no bod to bury. I wor nights as a
waiter and sliwp in the day time, and was
sound asleep when the box was taken. The
sickness of my wife prevented me from hav
ing my uttial rent since wit Saturday.
Signed. 1 JoUS CaRR."
The Kind ot Inwm ain to Bans;.
Ithica, X. Y., April 17. Monday nights
man named Eilsvorth White shot and fatally
wounded Mrs. J. Kellogg at Lockweod, a
small place near this city. Mrs. Kellogg had
been visiting White's mother, who is sick,
and as she came out of the house Waits fol
lowed her and shot her three times in the
hack. No cau-e in assigned, but it is thought
White is insane. lie was discharged from
Auburn prison three months ago, where he
served a term for horse stealing. White was
Been Twenty-Nine Yenrs tn Prison.
Tuxirrox, H. J., April 17. Among the
lucky couvicts released from the state prison
by the board of pardons yesterday was Jo
seph P. Stewart (colored), who has spent
twenty-nine years of his life in prison.
When 14 years old he quarreled with a boy
named Craig ou the bank of a stream in
Gloucester county, and Craig was thrown
into the water and drowned. Stewart was
found guilty of murder in the first degree,
but owing to his youth the sentence was com
muted to life imprisonment Stewart's
friends have for nine years made persistent
efforts to secure his pardon and, have finally
The Ex-President Decline.
Nxw York, April 17. Ex-President
Cleveland has declined the appointment as
commissioner of High Bridge park, on the
ground that his knowledge of real estate
values in that locality is not sufficient to
qualify him for the position.
Parnell Sues The Times for Libel.
Loxdou, April 17. Parnell baa instituted
a suit against The London Times for libeL
claiming 100.000 damages.
The Weather We May Kxpeet.
Washington Citt. April 17. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yesterday
are as follows: For Indiana Fair, slightly
wanner weather; southerly winds. For Mich
lvan and Wisconsin Light rain, preceded by
fair weather In lower Michigan: warmer;
southerly winds. For Illinois and Iowa
Light rain, except In southern Illinois, fair
weather; stationary temperature; auutherly
State of umo, City or Toledo, (
Lucas Cotjhtt, 8. B. (
Fbamx J. Chshky makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cbshxt A Co., doing buriness In the
city of Toledo, County and Bute afore
aid, 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 Ball's Catarrh
Cum. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Bworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D., 86. A. W. GLEASGN,
Bail's 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.
CTSoid by druggists, 75c
The Way Some People Talk
PEOPLE WEO KSOW THE COUNTRY.
A I7nired States Army Officer Say There
Will Be Some Wretched TMoappolnt
meats, stud Another Tells the Boomers
They Mill Be More Anxious to Clot
Oat In His Months Than They Are Now
to Get In Destitution nod Fraud.
Washington City, April 17. A letter has
been received here from Lieut. John M. Car
son, Jr., Fifth United States cavalry, who
has been serving in Oklahoma with his regi
ment for the past four years. This young
offioer has ridden over nearly every section
of Oklahoma. Being familiar with its topo
graphy, climate and resources, and being
free from all prejudices, his observations are
specially valuable, and will be found interest
ing to those who are watching events in Ok
lahoma. Lieut Carson's letter is dated at
Fort Reno, April 9, to which poiut he bad
Just returned from a scont along the Cana
dian river. The lieutenant says:
I fear- that neither troops nor United
States court will prevent bloodshed in the
settlement of Oklahoma. The old boomers
have raised a wind that promises to become
a whirlwind, and anticipating that this can
not be controlled are anxious about their
chances for securing land. The country has
beeu so tremendously boomed by certain men
and newspapers, and people have thereby
been so far misled by inaccurate statements,
that comparatively few have any idea of
what Oklahoma really is its extent, charac
ter of land, climate or resources.
Not a Garden of Eden.
"Perhaps five-sixths of the people regard
Oklahoma a a near approach to the Garden
of Eden, where It is simply necessary to cast
seed over the ground in order to reap
bountiful crops, and that they can sit under
vines and fig trees, so to speak, in the enjoy
ment of an equable and innnitlot-ut climate.
A residence of twelve mouths in Oklahoma
will completely dispel this illusion, destroy
manyfcarefully nourished hop w.and wipe out
many small fortunes, es;ecially tthould the
settlers experience oue of our cold winters,
followed by a long, dry, hot summer, such
as we had in 1885 and 1$M.
Where the Tug of War Lays.
"The great outcry so long maintained
about Oklahoma has been the means of at
tract ing people from all parts of the country,
a id every day brimrs new arrivals to points
along the border, all of whom are impatint
ly awaiting the coming of April 21, the day
ttxed for -opening the gates to this imagined
land of promise. As the amount of land to
be opened to settlement is iimited about
1,800,000 acres the chances for getting any
of it will vary inversely with the number of
people who will wnut it. The old boomers
fully realize this and see the chances
for securing a piece of good land
daily lessening. Of the 1,800,000 aires in
cluded in the president' proclamation not
more thau 1,000,000 are what can be proper
ly designated as good form land. A knowl
edge of tbse facts is producing a state of
alarm among the old boomers, and has made
some of the deperate. They are organizing
I bear, for mutual protection and to keep off
the 'outsiders.' This is what may lead to
bloodshed, for there will very probably be
men among the 'outsiders' just as deter
mined and just as well prepared to take care
of themselves as the old agitators."
In conclusion the lieutenant suggests that
if it is the intention to open the remainder of
the Creek and Seminole purchases, and the
Cherokee strip the sooner it is done the bet
ter. He also says that the commissioners
appointed to treat with the Indians can not
act too promptly and expeditiously.
THIS 13 NOT ASSURING.
More Testimony of Those Who Are Un
prejudiced The Sharper at Work.
Arkansas Citt, Kan., April 17. Okla
homa will be a disappointment to more than
one of the thousands of settlers who are mak
ing eager preparations to move within ita
boundaries. It is not the garden spot it has
eenb represented; on the contrary, it the
statements of disinterested men who have
traveled through it for years are true it will
prove as undesirable a living place as can be
found in the whole southwest It is not
plentifully supplied with water. Its land is
dry, and in some places too rocky and sterile
to admit of the use of a plow. Worse than
all, the whole territory is subject to the
sirocco, the hot wind which is so fatal to
crops. Everything in its path withers and
shrivels. It has been known to destroy thou
sands of acres of growing corn in a single
WtU Be Glad to Get Out.
An old army officer, who was in the city
last night, said, in speaking to a group of
settlers at the Gladstone: "You fellows are
all eager to get passes to go into the territory
now, but I'll guarantee that before six
months have passed over your bends you'll
all be looking for passes to leave."
"P'raps we will cap'n," replied one of the
boomers, "but we're a-goin to Oklahoma just
"Of course you are," said the jpcer good
naturedly. "The whole United States army
oould not keep you out after the 22nd. Ton
think it is a garden spot now. By next De
cember you'll have another idea about it"
Schemes of Sharpers.
The men who are speaking so harshly
about the new territory charge that the orig
inal booms, which were inaugurated to get it
opened, were purely money making schemes.
Farther east, in cities like St Louis and
gn City, stupendous frauds are daily be
ing practi-ed upon gullible people who are
bound for Oklahoma. Town site companies,
composed of confidence sharks, are selling
town lots by the thousands for $2 a piece.
Even here in Arkansas City the same busi
ness was run profitably for several weeks be
fore the authorities finally had their eyes
opened to lta fraudulent nature.
The Cherokee Commission Belayed.
Washington Crrr, April 17. Governor
Robinson, of Massachusetts, it is understood,
called on the president yesterday and in
formed him that be could not possibly accept
the position of Cherokee commissioner. This
will necessitate a new appointment and pro
bably delay the departure of the commission
for their field of operations for a week or
Destitute and Shelterless.
Pubcill, Chickasaw Station, L T., April
17 The condition of many of the Oklahoma
settlers this side of the Canadian river is des
perate. Hundreds are practically without
shelter, or money to buy food, and every day
men, women and children can be found beg
ging in the streets. They have sold or
pawned their horses and camp outfits, and,
though they are practically helpless, they
cling tenaciously to the idea ef pre-empting
homesteads in Oklahoma. What they intend
to do with the land, if tbey get any, is a
matter of conjecture. AU tbey have left is
their weapons. They have held on to these
through all their adversities; so now, rather
than part with them, they will beg and
steal. Tbey believe that a six-shooter will
improve more Oklahoma soil than a plow for
a month or two to come.
VIRGINIA'S STORM CENTER.
Norfolk Again the Sport of the Elements
A Great Gnle Basing-.
Baltimore, April 17. The Sun's special
from Norfolk, Vs., says: Another severe
northeast gale raged here all Monday night
and yesterday, and continued last night, the
velocity of the wind being sixty miles on
the coast and forty-five here. The water
banked up in the harbor yesterday and flood
ed the wharves and many of the streets near
the river and creeks, and doing much dam
age. The government wires are down again
all along the coast, and nothing can be beard
from that section. The steamer Accomao
broke her shaft yesterday morning, two
miles froot Sniitbtield, and ' went ashore in
the storm. She has a huge number of pas
sengers oti board, among tbem a theatrical
company. There is communication with
Cape Charles City.
The wat jr in the neighborhood of Wall ac
ton on tho Dismal Swamp canal is higher
than ever known. The Dover farm is entire
ly submerid and the crops will probably be
total lost. The canal bank is overflowing
for miles each way and the road will be im
passable for weeks.
In sevetal parts of Norfolk the driving
rain heat into the stores, necessitating a re
moval of goods. The rain has wor' id de
struction Li the Masonic temple and Odd Fel
lows' hall, which were unroofed in the gale
of the Cth inst It is feared that there will
be considerable destruction to life and prop
erty along the coat
' DID COWAN AN INJUSTICE.
He Is Probably Not the Bank Thief Want
ed at St. Paul.
St. Lou a, April 17. "Cowan," the man
arrested Monday in. this city and whowu
supposed to be Teller Smith, the St Paul,
Minn., bark thief, denies point blank the
story printed in the papers alleging him tc
be Smith. He states that he knew Smith
and had t sen looking for him in hopes ot
effecting Ids capture and claiming the re
ward. He tates that he only told the report
er what he knew and had read about Smith
He declare his willingness to go to St Paul
without a requisition and stand trial
Mr. W. V. Collins, inspector of the guar
antee conii any that furnished Smith's bond,
arrived in the city yesterday morning and
after an interview with the prisoner, ad
mitted tbi.t he could not indentify him
as Smith. It is stated at the Four Courtc
that the St Paul authorities do not want to
send for th man unless tbey are sure of hit
Identity as Smith.
German Criticism of Balstead's Rejection.
London, April 17. Both The Berliner
Zeitung an 1 The Deutsche Tageblatt nnite
in declaring that the rejection of Murat Hal-
stead as mi tister to Germany by the United
States sena was wholly due to his expo
sure of wholesale bribery in the election of
Senator Payne. The Tageblatt further sayt
that the rejection of Halstead's nomination
was a foul political assassination of that gen
tleman by "Senator Payne. Mr. Halstead hai
been persoi a gratissima at Berlin, and hb
presence at the German court would have
been endue itly satisfactory. Next to Hal
stead's a pi ointment the hope is expressed
that the place will be given to William Wal
Illinois Municipal Elections.
Chicago April 17. Municipal elections
were held hi a number of towns in this state
yesterday. License and no-license were the
issues in meny places. Warren, Galesburg,
Jonesboro, Wenona, Virginia, Princeton
and Urecnvule went for license
Capron, Anna, Kirk wood, Au
burn, Pax ton, Kuoxvllle, Illiopolis, and
Marlon, no license; and Woodstock and Mar
shall, high license. The Republicans carried
Urbana, C mmpaign, Paris, and Tuscola:
and the Dei locrats Galena. Hillsboro, Effing
bam, Petertburg, aid Carlinville.
The Beet Sugar Company.
San Francisco, April 17. The beet sugar
company as incorporated Tuesday with a
capital of 15,000,000. The directors are
Claus SprecKels, John D. Sprockets, F. Ear
mann, A. L Cutts and Louis Sebloss, the
first two hoi Jing half of the stock. The ob
ject is to erect large sugar refineries at var
ious points t f the coast in addition to the one
already established at Watson ville, Cat,
with a capac ity of refining 50,000 or 60,00t
tons of sugnr a year.
Chicago Takes Another Licking.
PrrrsBL'Bu, Pa., April 17. The game ot
ball yesterdt.y between the Chicago and All-
America tea ns was witnessed by about S.00C
people. Thi re was little enthusiasm. Tenet
was thumped so hard that the contest be
came one-sided. Hanlon's home-run wat
loudly cheered, not on account of the run
alone, but b cause he is one of the new mem
bers of the Pittsburg team. All -America, 10
I'm eolrable Immigrant.
Kkw Tori:, April 17. At Castle Garden
yesterday a tquad of custom house officials
kept guard o .er nearly H00 detained immi
grants who were picked out of the 4,000
steerage passengers landed Monday. Most
of the people were detained as paupers. In
seven cases, however, the law governing the
importation of contract labor bad interfered
with the land ing of as many immigrants.
AT ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS.
Mo Street C.rs Running Yet Strikers at
Work on ttin lffilalnr.
ft-. Pacl, Minn., April 17. There is no
change in the street car situation here or at
Minneapolis. No attempt has been made to
run cars, and it is understood that none will
be made for several days, it being the inten
tion of the company to make their start in
Minneapolis, and if it proves successful then
it will be tried here. The cable line is still
running as usual, the men positively refus
ing to strika The committee appointed by
the chamber of commerce Monday to call on
President Lowry reports that he absolutely
refuses to arbitrate, and is still determined to
stick to his demand that the men shall sign
the iron-clud agreement regarding labor or
The bill b if ore the state legislature to
grant President Lowrey an exclusive fran
chise in St Pt ul was defeated yesterday. A
delegation from Minneapolis called on Gov
ernor Merria in yesterday with a petition
praying him t ) introduce a bill to annul the
exclusive franchise in that city granted the
company in lb si
Canada It aching for Foreign Trade.
Ottawa, Out, April 17. The minister of
finance proposes to move that parliament
consider a resolution granting an annual
subsidy of 21, 000 to help establish a fort
nightly servi between British Columbia-
Australia and New Zealand; also, an an
nual subsidy f r ten years of $.500,000 to fast
line ocean steamships to ply weekly between
Canada, Oret t Britain and France. The
government intends to offer a subsidy of
15,000 for a t louthly, or 25,000 for a fort
nightly steam dup service between British
Columbia, China and Japan.
"The 1 rust Is Here to Stay."
New Tokk, April 17. Mr. Bavemeyer
was asked yesterday if the report was true
that the corporations interested in the sugar
trust assigned their property to leading indi
viduals in the trust in order to avoid legal
prosecutions. Mr. Haveraayer declined to
answer, but said. "The trust is here to stay,
and if not permitted to exist in one way it
will seek another.
i!...o. l a Medical Releroe.
Washington Qity, April 17.-Pension
loiiiiiii:tiofier J anuer has removed Assistant
Medical Refereo Philip H. Barton. Mr. Bar
ton was appointed by Commissioner .ack.
An Oxfo -d Collegiate Arrested.
London, April 17. An English student of
Balliol college, Oxford, has been arrested at
Donegal for supplying the besieged tenants
in Oweedore with food. He was hand
cuffed and taken to jail with every show of
ignominy the p slice were capable of exhibit
ing. His fellow students, despite the fact that
most of tbem have a leaning toward Tory
ism, are Indign uit at his treatment.
Three Bales of Cotton for Charity.
New York, April 17. Three bales of Cot
ton sent here frsm the Galveston, Savannah
and Atlanta ot tton exchanges were sold at
auction y ester lay on the floor of the New
York cotton ex ihange for the benefit of the
Confederate So diers' Home at Austin, Tex.
and realised fll'5, the prices paid ranging
from 12 to 14 J cents per pound.
Elopement at West Point.
NtWBUBQ, N. Y., April 17. West Point
is all worked- up over an elopement, the
principals beui z Thomas Mcursth, a good
looking soldier itt the post, and Julia Mahar,
the wife of Tim Hhy Ma bar, of the artillery
BoulMur h" House Searched.
PaBIS, April 17. The police have searched
the houses or Uni jjumo ana wen. sw
langer and M. I ochefort and have found a
number of paps a
A Phrase That Means Much to
DEFINED BY ASS'T SECT BUSSEY.
The Interesting and Important Case of
W. H. Brokenahaw Decided Ex-Congressman
Hepburn's Appointment Sea
ton To Bo Chicago's Postmaster Cus
toms Dnttes on Manufacturing Plants
Clarkson's WeU-Oilod Guillotine.
Washington Cmr, April 17. Assistant
Secretary Bussey yesterday rendered an im
portant pension decision, overruling his
predecessor's decision in the case of W.
H. Brokenshaw. In this case the claim
ant was injured by three unknown sol
diers jumping on hirawhile be was climb
ing into bis bunk. Assistant Secretary
Hawkins held that Brokenshaw was
not injured while in the line of duty, and de-
alined to grant a pension on that ground.
The matter hinged on the question of "con
tributory negligence," and Mr. Bussey's argu
ment is as follows:
'Brokenshaw was clearly in the line of
iuty not passive, only, but active duty
Inasmuch as be was in the act of climbing
into his bonk, the place of customary rest.
which it was his duty to use, and which was
provided for hira by the regulations of the
service, when he received the alleged injury;
the said injury, though not a necessary re
sult, was, as to claimant, an unavoidable in
cident of the service, it having been caused,
without provocation on his part, by three
soldiers, names unknown, jumping on him
while crawling into his bunk. He was thus
in no degree a contributor to his own injury.
but was merely the helpless recipient of an
irresistible assault His title to remedy is
plain, but it does not lie against his assail
ants. It lies in the system of pensions pro
vided for disabilities incurred in the service
and line of duty. He was in his proper place,
ready to perform such duty as be might be
called upon to do, and the injury alleged as
the ground of pension happened to him with
out any fault or neglect on his part
"The doctrine which the department now
avows is a fundamental rale of justice, and
the application of it to the claimant in this,
as in all similar cases, seeins to be required
by the true spirit and intent of the pension
In two other cases where injuries were re
ceived which the claimants allege were in
curred "in the line of duty. Assistant Sec
retary Buss9y holds that they were not In
one case the claimant was absent from ' his
regiment without leave; in another by pro
vocation in teasing a comrade be incurred an
injury, both of which are held by Secretary
Bussey to have been received without the line
of duty, and pension denied.
Applicants for Postofflce Job.
Washington Citt, April 17. The civil
service commission has been preparing for
the filling of vacancies in the railway mail
and postofflce inspectors' service for the past
three months, and has examined a large num
ber of applicants. Those for postofflce in
spector were especially examined as to their
detective knowledge, familiarity with book
keeping and footing up of accounts, with all of
which things they daily come in contact in
the performance of their duties. In addi
tion, they have to meet the usual require
ment of good moral character, exacted under
oath of all who apply for positions through
the civil service law. In the railway mail
service dexterity, accuracy in reading writ
ten addresses, acquaintance with local geog
raphy, are essentials to success. Examina
tions of applicants will be held in this city
April 20 and at many points in the west in
Must Pay Duty on Their Plant.
Washington Oitt, April 17. Assistant
Secretary Ticbenor, of the treasury depart
ment, yesterday sent a letter to T. O. Hague,
of New York, in response to an inquiry from
the latter for his views as to whether the
transfer by manufacturers from any foreign
country to the United States of their plant.
machinery, workmen, or interests, or any
portion of them, with a view to permanent
settlement in the United States, would in any
way conflict with the statutes relating tc
alien contract labor; and also whether
machinery that had already been used would
be entitled to free entry. The assistant sec
retary says the machinery must pay duty
and that the workmen cannot come in at all.
Systematizing the Guillotine.
Washington City, April 17. In order tc
facilitate the work of the first assistant
postmaster goneral a new division has been
created known as the briefing division and
placed in charge of A. Oirouard, who has un
der lain tweuty-one clerks. The work of tb
first assistant's offli-e is constantly increas
ing, an average of 6,000 letters a day
being receive;!. These are all briefed, those
relating to the same case put together and
sent to the clerks in the appoint division and
thence tbey reach Gen. Clarkson, who con
siders them and makes the appointment At
the present rate about 180 post mart tors are
being appointed per day.
Hepburn, of Iowa, Remembered.
Washington Citt, April 17. William
P. Hepburn, late congressman from Iowa,
was appointed solictor of the treasury by the
president yesterday. He represented the
Eighth district of Iowa in congress for sev
eral terms. He was born in Columbiana
county, Ohio, in 1833, and began the study
of law in l?.rA In 1866 he was elected prose
cuting attorney of Marshall county, Iowa,
and was subsequently elected chief clerk of
the Iowa bouse of representatives. He
served in the Union army during the war,
and at one time commanded the Second
brigade, cavalry division, Sixteeuth army
The President Fills Some Postofflces.
Washington Citt, April 17. The presi
dent yesterday appointed the following
named postmasters: Illinois James A. Sex
ton. Chicago; Thomas R. Weaver, Mattoon
William K. Jewell, Danville; Alexander
Stone, Peoria. Indiana Hiram T. Daniel,
Anderson ; Henry H Downing, Woodland.
Michigan Samuel Foster, Midland. Iowa
T. N. Pace, Shenandoah; J. Maxon, West
Liberty. The president signed the commis
sion of Miss Mary 8. Tbompkins as postmis
tress at Williamston, Mich. The appoint
ment was made by President Cleveland and
th senate comnrmed it
Must Go Baek to Ireland.
Washington Cmr, April 17. Secretary
Windom has directed that Mrs. Kate Flyna
and ber three small children, and Mrs.
Margaret Cassldy shall be returned from
Philadelphia to Ireland Mrs. Flynn came
to this country te meet her husband in New
York, but found the latter bad deserted ber.
Margaret Cassidy's case is similar. She ar
rived in this country in 1868, and was sup
ported by her son until Dec. SI of that year.
whoi he deserted ker. She is 70 years of ags
Scientists In Conference.
Washington Citt, April 17. The reg
ular annual meeting of the National Acad
emy of Sciences opened here yesterday in
tbe ball of tho National museum. Thirty-
three members, all of tbem scientists of ac
tional reputation, were present A short
business meeting was held at 10:80 a. m.
Professor Marsh, of Yale, president of tbe
academy, called tbe public meeting to order
promptly at noon. He made uo address. A
paper was read on "Sensations of color."
Rantchler's (Tnlawlnl Rancbe.
Washington Citt, April 17. Commis
sioner Stockslaser has recommended to the
secretary of the interior that civil and criminal
suit be instituted against John M. Rantchkr
for main taming an unlawful luclosure in
townships 23 and 24 south, ranges 60 and 61
west, Pueblo county, CoL This enclosure
contains 17.00 acres, of which 640 acres are
state lands, 800 acres entered lands, and we
mmeiuinar 16.200 acres vacant pubue lands.
Dickinson county, Kansas, has a cat
Villain and Coward.
Guilty of a Crime Hanging Is
Too Good for.
SHAMEFUL BETRAYAL OF A GIRL
Made the Victim of a Moek Marriage and
Forced at a Pistol's Muutle to Go with
Her Dastard Betrayer Conviction of
Mrs. Onrley, the Alleged Chicago Kid
naper Robbed of His Baby's Corpse
A Nervy Canadian Bauker Criminal
Binghamton, N. Y., April 17. A story
of a somewhat sensational character has just
been brought to light in this city. Laura
Grania, a 17-year-old girl, came here a short
time ago and secured employment in a fac
tory. She wat bright and attractive, and
soon had several suitors. Among the most
ardent was John B. Smith, who was several
years ber senior. He succeeded in winning
her affections and induced her to accompany
him to Tunkhannock, Pa., where a marriage
ceremony was performed.
The couple then went to Nineveh, where
they remained several days with the girl's
pareuts Mr. Grauis became suspicious of
his son in-law, and instituted an investiga
tion which resulted in the discovery of the
fact thrit be (Smith) bad been twice before
married and that both his former wives were
living. Upon searching the records at Tunk
hannock, Gran is became convinced that the
alleged wedding was nothing more than a
mock marriage, and that his daughter had
been grossly deceived.
Returning to his home he ordered Smith
to leave the house, and never to attempt to
a -e Laura again. Tbat night Smith waited
for his opportunity, and when he found
Laura alone he pointed a revolver at her
bead and compelled her to leave her home
with him. The couple walked the entire dis
tance of twenty-four miles from Nineveh to
this city. Several times during tbe journey
Smith displayed a bottle, believed to contain
poison, and swore be would force her to I
swallow it if she attempted to escape. I
When this city was reached the girl was
completely exhausted. She was at once taken
to a house in the outskirts, where she was
kept concealed for three days. Then she was
found by a detective who bad been employed
by her father. When the officer was about
to remove her Smith presented a revolver
and declared be would shoot if any attempt
was made to separate hiin and bis wife. Tbe
detective dared Smith to shoot, and departed
with the girl, who was restored to her father.
She is completely prostrated by her terrible
experience. Smith can not be found.
NO NEWS FROM THE DANMARK.
Arrival ef the "Denmark" Hopefully
Awaited at New York.
New York, April 17. There is still no
news from tbe missing passengers of the
Denmark, and tbe only hope which is
claimed to be a reasonable one is that tbey
have been picked up either by the Denmark
or some other vessel. The Denmark's tardi
ness in arriving is a point in favor of the
shipwrecked people being on tvi&rd of ber.
Lansing, Mich., April 17. A resolution
was adopted by the senate yesterday order
ing an inquiry into what further legislation
is needed to enforce the liquor law. Bills
were passed to select a permanent location
for the state lair, and giviug judges of mu
nicipal court of record power to issue writs
of habeas corpus. The bouse passed two
joint resolutions calling for a popular vote on
the question of prohibition; one is for a con
stitutional convention to meet in 189L. An at
tempt to strike out the word "male" in tbe
qualifications for electors was defeated. A
bill was passed repealing the mortgage law.
Other bills passed were to allow mechanics
liens on wells and cisterns; permitting the
establishment of a manual training school at
Jackson, and increasing the penalty for kid
naping to life imprisonment.
Hadisox, Wis., April 17. The senate yes
terday killed the bills abolishing tbe State
park and abolishing convict labor. Bills
were passed admitting drnnkards to the state
insane asylums, and making a voter's resi
dence tbe ward he sleeps in. The assembly
passed bills requiring a deposit of 1100,
000 with the state treasurer for foreign
building and loan associations doing bussinesa
in this state; appropriating tJllO.OOO for re
building tbe collapsed wing of tbe capitol
building. Tbe bill appropriating $25,000 for
a soldier's memorial ball was killed, and a
local option bill passed.
AN AGONIZED WOMAN.
Josie Gurley, Alleged Kidnaper of Annie
Chicago, April 17. inejuryin toe case
of Mrs. Josie Ourley, charged with kidnaping
little Annie Redmond, returned a verdict of
guilty last evening and fixed ber punishment
at five years in tbe penitentiary. Harvey
Ourley, tbe woman's husband, is' still in jail
awaiting trial as an accessory to tbe crime.
"Oh, my God ! five long years before I can
see the grave of my little baby."
This was the agonized moan of Josie Our
ley as she was led from the criminal court to
the jail after tbe jury had returned its ver
dict. The baby referred to was an infant
born In the jail, and the passionate woe of
the mother which prompted the cry proved
tbe intensity of her suffering.
In jail she was seen and asked what her
real feelings were about tbe result of the
trial. She said again and again: "It Is all
that man Ourley. Ohl if all were known.
Here I am with five years' penitentiary on
my head and all because of tbat wretched
Gurley. Obi my God! five years before I
can see my baby's grave But I will not
give in. No! not for anybody. I will fight
this thing now and there are friends enough
of Josie Driscoll and her family before she
ever knew Ourley to see that the right is
This was all that Mrs. Gurley would say.
She was in a hysterical or, at least, a highly
excited condition, the whole burden of her
reproaches being aimed at Gurley, who she
claimed was responsible for the whole affair.
MURDERED HIS SISTER
SuppoHlng He Was Killing a Caller He Ob
Birmixohsx. Ala., April 17. A special to
The Age-Herald from Warrieu roporta a sad
tragedy at Reed's Gap, near that place.
Monday evening some young men called to
see a Miss Livingston. A brother of the
young lady objected to oue of the visitors.
and got a pistol for the purpose of shooting
him. He entered the room where
tbe youug people were and fired at what be
supposed to be tbe objectionable young man,
but which proved to be Miss Livingston.
The ball struck her in the cheek and lodged
in the base of the brain, inflicting a probably
fatal wound. Young Livingston, who is said
to have been drunk, made his escape and has
not yet been captured.
NOT THAT SORT OF MAN.
A Canadian Declines to Scare at a Rob-
Losdox, Ont, April 17, Yesterday after
noon about 2:30 o'clock two strangers en
tered the banking office of P. ti Clarke,
where Mr. Frank Clarke was alone behind
the counter. One of the men presented a
pistol at Clarke's head and called upon him
to deliver his money. Mr. Clarke stood for
a moment in astonishment, aud the order
was repeated rather imperatively, "Hand out
your money." The young man at once an
swered, "No, I won't," and reaching quickly
over tbe railing grasped the barrel of the
pistol and turned it aside. Tbe other stranger
was standing at tbe door of tbe counter as if
ready to pounce In and secure the casj on a
. favorable opportunity. Upon seeing the
bold stand taken by Mr. Clarke and his evi
dent determination to fight, both men turned
and ran out of the door and down Richmond
street. They were not captnred.
Fred Wfebens, of Hartwell. Qa., will
start In May (or a bicycle trip through
Europe, Asia and Africa.
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
EVZHY llOUSZKEEFEH S HOLLO XiAVK VM
any lady can operate them.
For Sale By
He invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
The Daken House and thirty-five other
buildings in Muir, Micb., were destroyed by
Henry H. Angell, an old resident of Oak
Park, a Chicago suburb, committed suicide
by hanging at his borne Tuesday.
The iron molders of Albany, N. Y., have
decided to resist a reduction of wages and a
lookout affecting 000 men is imminent.
The great Jewish festival of tbe Passover
began at sunset Monday, and will be cele
brated by Hebrews all over tbe world for
Harry Cullom, a nephew of Senator Cul-
lom, and Clarence Paul, a young but well
equipped journalist, have purchased The
Illinois State Journal.
Hannah R. Lawtnn, of Boston, has ob
tained a verdict of (20.000 damages against
the Boston and Maine Railroad compaoy for
injuries incurred by a collision at Lynn.
Sir John MaoDonaid, premier of Canada.
has issued an official notice to the effect that
all canals between Kingston and Montreal
will be open for navigation next Monday.
Two men entered tbe State bank at Minne
apolis at noon Tuesday, covered the two em
ployes who were present with revolvers,
filled a valise with mouev and fled. After a
brief chase the robbers were caught ai.d
lodged in jail
Dr. Samuel W. Gross, son of the renowned
surgeon tbe late Dr. Samuel D. Gross, died
iii wdny at his home, 1113 Walnut street,
Philadelphia, after a illness of three weeks.
of typhoid pneumonia. His widow is a lin
eal descendant of Paul Revere, of revolution
Tbe courts having decided that the city of
New York has the right to insist that tele
graph wires shall go under ground, the board
of public works of that city bad a force of
men engaged Tuesday chopping down tbe
Western Union poles along a number of the
principal streets, including Broadway.
Mainidie Shimbun, a Japaneee newspaper,
states tbat America is tbe first among west
ern powers to treat with Japan with friend
liness. America has helped Cores to achieve
her independence, has interfered between
Germany and helpless Samoa, and America,
among all treaty powers, alone has returned
ber share of the Thhnoooseki indemnity te
He Was Horn on the Open Sea.
Alany, N. Y., April 17. John G. White,
one of Albany's most estimable citizens ana1
well known throughout tbe Union as tbe old
est maltster, died yesterday in this city after
a short illness. He born on board the ship
Fair America, bound for New York, on tbe
29th of July, 11, his parents having emi
grated from Tyrone, Ireland, in that year.
Gen. Siel Resigns His office.
New YoHK, April 17. Gen. Fraux Sigel
has resigned the office of pension agent at
New York. Before doing so he received as
suranne that there w ere no charges against
bis office growing out of his son's illegal acta.
The general is (5 years old and was much
broken down by his son's di sgrace
A Uladtonlan Victory.
London, April 17. Tbe election to fill tbe
seat in parliament vacated by tbe resigna
tion of CoL Hughes-Hallett, Conservative
member for Rochester, took place yesterday.
The polling resulted in the choice of Hu
gessen, Gladstonian, by a vote of l,i55, to
1,5S0 for Davies, Unionist.
Off for Their Foreign Pout.
New York, April 17. Ex-Governor A,
O. Porter, of Indiana, minister to Italy, ar
rived at the Fifth Avenue hotel yesterday
morning. He started for Europe to-day
on the North German Lloyd steamship Adler.
CoL Fred Grant, minister to Austria, went
on the same vessel
Michigan Monuments at Gettysburg.
OlTTTSBCKQ. Pa., April 17. The Michi
gan veterans ha ve selected Wednesday, June
IB, to dedicate their nine monuments on the
battlefield of Gettysburg. The govern or and
staff will be present
Chicago, April IS.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat No. May, opened
Kfic, cloe3 .Mine, opened Pvic. closed
Stic: July, oiienej closed E;4-B- Corn
No. 2 May, opened '4c, cior-ed iA'Aic,
June, opened 5.jc, closed ouc: July, opened
SrAjjC. closed 3v4c. Oats -No. t May, opened
S4,mc, closed w4-c; June, opened K4j
cioeea --?8C; July, opened Vic. closed 8o
Pork May. opened f 11.80, closed (11.10; June,
opened (11.70, closed tl2.0; July, opened
Sli.ou. closed (iz.iu. LTU May, opened
Live stock The Union Moc'.c vards re cor
the following prices: Hocs-.Va rket openc
fairly active but price are &&10c lower;
light grades, ronli packing.
(4.05fiM.;!: mixed lots, t-l.T-Vil. heavy
packing and fcMppine lots. J 4 7V(i.ini. Cattle
bteady: heavy cattle slow: beeves, (S.45fd 1.8U;
cows. (l.T&aJl.lO; stockersand feeders, $3,094
8.70. Sheep !-te :y: natives. fAs CJY40-. vtttX.-
era corn fed. K'.UOiii &I; lambs. fo.u06.10.
Produce: Butter Fancy Klpin creamery ,23
25c per lb; daries in Hues, 1V IN-; packing
stock, H&lSe. Kggs Ptrletly fresh lUd. loc
perdoz. Poultry Live thickens, 11c per lb:
roosters, fc: dresse I turkeys, V'.llc: ducks.'lu
lc; geese. , (t8c. Potatoes -Choice liurbanks,
2S2Sc per bu; Beauty of Heron. 5ri.28c; Early
Kone ai-l 5.-: sweot potatoo-t, f per bbl.
Apples -Choice greenings. il.)r&.UJ per bbl;
poor lots. 75cJ1.0O Cranibarries, bell and
bulle. i UU&bU) per bll.
New vokk, April 16
Wheat-Quiet: No. 1 red state. STc: No. t
do, fe'e: No. S red winter May. 86o bid: do
June, KTUe: do July, 76c; do August,
!Wic. i orn -Mcadr: No. s mixed cash. 44c:
do April. 4:4C: do May. 40; do Jane,
46c; July, 4-ir. OaLt Quiet; No. 1
white ftiitw, 3Hr:Xo. 2 do. ailo; No. t
mixed April, auc: do .May. 30c: do Jaae, c
tiye iiuu. lianoy nominal. Pork Dull:
new mess. (14.BO&13.75. Lard (julet: April,
V.ie; May, ..xu: June, t.M.
Live Stock: Cattle Dull an I none for sale;
dressed beef dull; sides, W&e V . Sheep
and Lambs Prices not quotably lower: com
mon to prime nnshorn sheep, S5.iJ03tS.75 t$ 100
a; unsnorn yearlings, ie.u&7 ik snrlnB
lambs. (auoaJU eaoa. Hogs Steady: nom
inal range, V 1090.43.
Bay Upland prairie, tTQg.
Ry TfnwlM new $7$j8.(X).
nay wua, so.uuoje jj.
Oast soft lie: aaid SS.00
ord Wood -Oak. S1.S6 : Hickory, t.
attaw-IAQO: baled (6.004
A crying sin taking babies to a
ai iM -- . r s.t ibis
out Of wumo mum. "enei
ABBREVIATbItGRAMs""' I ' gML-1 L
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Eichest,
- IF1. COBDE
to call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures all ir
guarantees to b wll ma a i .
The Largest sale of
ever held in
for Pantaloons that regiilaily f(-
Four and Five Dollars.
No Humbug! No Deception!
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St.,
CLOTTG-H & KAUTZ,
UNDERTAKE R S.
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
tSfSecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and it-paired
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTGLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
s9Paintlng, Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street,
near Third Arenue.
ON 15T S2.00 A DOZEN-
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
ana bsrs soma of tUs latest aorslUss of tb sessua.
" HAKELIER, Proprietor and Atu
No. 1722, Second ave.f Gayford'a old studio, over McCat
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
tbe three cities.
and Fifty Gents
Fi orf! Pi'us furni.-Jn 'i.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravi.-. bV. ''a"
tor NURSES with boiling- water a J-.'" ou-" ltltl
is instantly provided. INVALIDS 4uJ 11 VIQ1'
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOM Vf " C.urnteel to
be PUKE BEEp;SSENCE. Put up in convenient
ages of both solid and n.i n extracts.
SOLD BY DRUCCISTS AND CR0CERS.
Rock Island, HI-
COMPLETE IS ALL
Jftjr catalogues address
J. O. DUtfCAlf.