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THE vROOK TBEHTD AITCfUB, THURSDAY APRIL 18, 1809.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thursday, April 18, 1889.
President Harrison )i remembering
his newspaper friends in regard to the
minor office as well as for the diplomatic
services. Tuesday be appointed Editor
Stone, of the Peoria Trantcript, as post
master of that city. While it pains us
greatly to see the gallant and courtly
Col. Dowdall thus set adrift, bis mantel
couldn' hare fallen on a more worthy
successor. Our only fear of Stone's suc
cess as a postmaster is in his manage
ment ot the free delivery department.
With a good ear trumpet, however,
"Sandy" may overcome this difficulty.
There is woe in our neighboring city
of Burlington over an insufficient supply
of gas. The OatetU has taken up the
cudgel for the city and strikes forth in
the following plain Anglo-Saxon fashion:
If there la any town in the world that
needs some reform in its gas, it is Bur
lington. The works here are in tbe bands
of two or three young cockneys who came
oyer to show Americans bow tbe business
is managed in London. Under their
rule, even the city council is disgusted,
and refused to pay their bill. Every cit
izen in town is complaining, and the
young autocrat who rules tbis ponderous
corporation smiles upon tbe world with
complacency that is amusing, like tbe
Chimpanzee monkey. If a citizen com
plains of an overcharge, the Duke of
Sausage, who governs there, says: "Be
a little polite, if you please, and I will
talk to you." Anj gas company who will
build works in Burlington, can get a
guarantee that they will be patronized by
ninety per cent of the gas consumers of
Am Interesting: QurMlon.
Congressman Springer, who has always
taken a great interest in matters relating
to tbe census, upon being asked, recently,
what he thought of tbe prospect of re
apportionment of congressional re pre
sentation during the short session of the
fifty first congress, after the superinten
dent of tbe census should have made an
enumeration of population, replied:
Very much will depend upon the polit
ical complexion of the fifty-second con
gress, which will have been elected by
tbat time. If tbe republicans maintain
control there is little doubt tbat they will
be allowed to proceed to pass a reap'
portionment bill without any factious op
position on tbe part of tbe democrats.
If, however, tbe elections in tbe fall of
1800 should reverse tbe present majority,
then it is likely tbe democrats will think
tbat they can apportion tbe congressional
representation under tbe eleventh census
just as well as tbe republicans. In tbat
case there is likely to be a contest. There
is one thing which will t difficult to de
cide, and tbat is the number of members
which the house in the fifty-first con
gress shall contain. There is no chance
of increasing the present limit of 325 to
any great extent unless tbe seats are all
taken out of tbe house and tbe English
system of seating members is adopted.
Asked bis opinion as to what is likely
to be the basis of representation, Mr.
Tbat, of course, is difficult to answer
at this time, but I should say that we
have close upon sixty-five millions of
people today. This would give us an in
crease of about fifteen millions in the last
ten years, and of this increase Illinois
can show fully a million. The gTeat
states of tbe west notably Minnesota,
Kansas and Nebraska will certainlvfbc
entitled to an increase in representation.
and so will Nevada and California. he
chances are, too, that Alabama, and rar
haps Georgia, have grown sufficient) to
warrant an increase in their represecia
tion, even though the basis of represen
tation may be higher. There can be no
question as to Texas. Texas has grown
more rapidly than any other state of tbe
soutn, and her congressional representa
tion will be correspondingly increased
On the other hand. New York may fall
off one, although tbe growth of the large
cities like New lork, Brooklyn and Buf
falo may counteract tbe falling off which
has been noticed in some of the rural
districts. Rhode Island, Maine and Yer
moot will not want to give up any of
their representation, and for this reason
it is probable tbat a fight will be
made to keep the basis down, which
would necessitate a corresponding in
crease in the number of members. If
we take 200,000 as tbe basis this would
give us just about the same number of
representatives as we have now. The
reapprotionment under the tenth census
was made upon tbe basis of 150,000. On
tbe basis of 200.000, and with a popula
tion of 65,000,000. there would be just
me same number or members as we have
today namely, 325. But it must be re -membered
that five new membeis have
been provided for uuder the territorial
' admission bills, so that 200,000 would
give a net increase of at least five. The
whole question is a complicated one, and
so at this stage it is difficult to make any
predictions as to tbe outcome. Tbe short
session of congress which followed the
census of 1880 was unable to agree upon
the plan of reapportionment, and it is
probable tbat similar difficulties may
arise this time, although I am convinced
that it will depend almost wholly upon
the result of the congressional elections
one year from next fall.
Mr. Henry Treeman has purchased,
through the real estate agency of Medill
& Whitehead, the well known Perkin's
property on Sixth avenue, between
Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets, for a
consideration of $3,500.
Captain John O'Connor has purchased,
through the agency of George W. D.
Harris, a lot in Mixter's addition for
$300, with the intention of erecting a
auitable dwelling thereon.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, (
Lucas County, S. S.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
ia the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and Btate afore
said, and tbat 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
Cube. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and SMbscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D., 86. A. W. GLEASGN.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acta directly upon tbe blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &.
CO., Toledo, O.
tirSold by druggists, 75c,
The total Indian population of the
United States in 1886 was 247,761, and
the Indians had 212,466 square miles of
territory reserved for their use.
A crying sintaking babies to a
Tie Guns in Action.
Fatal Fight on the Border of
FOUR MEN DEE IN THEIR BOOTS.
A Sort of Prologue to What I to Come
"Rustlers" Amusing Themselves In Ar
kansas City Dancing to the Music of
the Pistol A Good Word for the Ter
ritory from Washington Secretary No
ble Don't Believe Alarmist Talk.
Fort Smith, Ark., April IS. An encounter
has occurred between a party of boomers and
cattlemen on one side and the Chickasaw po
lice on the other at the ford on Chisbolm
cattle trail across the Canadian river, forty
miles west of Oklahoma City. Tbe cattle
men were taking several head of cattle from
Frank Coloert's ranch in the Chickasaw na
tion to Kansas. Tbe mounted police, guard
ing the southern bordtir of Oklahoma, re
fused permission to use the well known Chia
holin trail through the new territory, and a
fight followed. The cattlemen were rein
forced by a party of boomers from Cooke
and Fanning counties, in Texas. One police
man, two cattlemen and a boomer named
Geiss were killed, besides some valuable
horses. The cattleiueu Anally abandoned the
proposed routx, ami took the old Abilene
route through the Cheyenne reservation.
THE COWBOY ON HAND.
He Is Both Numerous and Lively and Puts
on tinry Air.
Arkansas Citv, Kun., April IS. If the
bearing and general get-up of the meu woo
have arrived here thus far go for anything it
may be pretty safely assumed that Okla
homa, after the opening (lays, will be tbe
scene of many bloody conflicts. Tbe streets
of Arkansas City are filled with men, each
one of whom is in himself a walking arsenal.
Home carry guns in their ban Is, others have
belts around their waists stuck full of pistols,
bowie-knives, cartridges, and other imple
ments of destruction. In fact, nearly every
body has apparently belived it necessary to
rig up cowboy fashion ami to be ready at a
moment's notice to murder one another.
Every man regards his neighbor with dis
trust and even the most neaopiibly inclined
have apparent y deemed it ewntialto their
protection to put on the most swnggeriug
and warlike air possible
That wild and unruly element which has
always thrown a hulo of romance over bor
der life is not wuutiug here. Hardy, sun
burned men, whose lives have been sjieut in
the saddle or in conflict with tbe redskins,
are to be seeu in groups everywhere, and
wherever they are they ore pretty sure to
have things their own way. A tenderfoot,'
and there are many of tln-ni here, has but a
poor chance in the struggle for wealth with
these hardy denizens of the plains. A fron
tiersman does not take much trouble even
at the best of times to conceal his ioutempt
for the "tenderfoot," but when under the in
fluence of liquor he avails himself of every
opportunity to make that contempt felt.
Just a Little Pleasuntry.
A scene that was ludicrous enough in it
way, but that would have bad a fatal ending
to any one objecting, took place in a saloon
and restaurant yesterday afternoon, whi?h
gives a good illustration of this fact. A party
of boomers from the east were engaged in
partaking of some refreshments at tiie lower
end of the premises, while at the bar, which
stood nearer theentrance.wasagroup of balf
drunken frontiersmen. One of the easterners
took up a piece of pie and commenced to eat
it out of his band. A bordennan can't stand
the sight of a man eating pie. He looks upon
tbe pie-eater as the average Chicagoan does
upon a dude, but the feeling in the former
case ia one of considerably more aversion.
"Guess I'll knock the bark on? that feller's
fingers," grunted a cow bow, drawing a re
volver about eighteen inches long. There
was a flash, and the bullet struck the section
of pie between the easterner's fingers and his
teeth, knocking the blacklterrie!- all over his
Tbe hitter's friend, ami indeed he himself,
for a moment imagined from the spectacle
presented by his face that he was shot, and a
howl of terror and rage was immediately
raised. The cowboys remained ierfectly
cool, but the one who bad raised all the row
at once invited the eastern mun to dance. The
latter of course indignantly refused, whereat
the plainsman commenced to tire in such
olose proximity to the tenderfoot's toes that
the latter involuntarily went through some
thing like a Comanche war-dance. When
this was over the frontiersmen had another
drink, laughed hilariously over the discom
fiture of the pie-eaters, who were too scared
to dream of retaliation, and swaggered out.
A Solid Wall of Mounters.
At present there is a solid wall of boomers
on three sides of Oklahoma, and every mile
along the border is thick with wagon trains.
On the north side are congregated boomers
from the Arkansas City entrance, on the east
thoeefromthe Fort Smith entrance.nnd south
from Texas. . The west side is comparatively
clear, but land is poor and the line is care
fully guarded by troops from Fort Reritf.
THE FUTURE OF OKLAHOMA.
Asst. P. M. Gen. Clarkson Says a Good
Word for the Territory.
TVashinuton City, April is. In view of
the large immigration from the surrounding
states into Oklahoma territory, which will be
opened to settlement ou April !J, First Assist
ant Postmaster General Clarkson has ar
ranged for their accommodation by follow
ing up as sedily as possible the establish
ment of postoflices along the routes of tbe
several railroads which penetrate the terri
tory, lie has also arranged with (Second
Assistant Postmaster General Whitfield for
the establishment of star routes from the
principal points of the railroads to penetrate
tbe interior and along these star routes be
will establish postoflices as the needs of popu
A State In Two Year.
Mr. Clarkson soys that within three months
there will be 100 fourth-class postoflices es
tablished there and that he projioses as far as
he is able to follow up the progress of immi
gration with a speedy and prompt delivery
of tbe mails. In bis opinion in less than six
month there will be 100,000 people located
in Oklahoma. He pronounces it, after trav
eling from one end to tbe other, the garden
spot of the west, and predicts that in less
than two years it will be admitted into the
Union as a state.
Secretary Noble Says It Is Nonsense.
Washington City, April 18. Secretary
Noble says tbe talk of alarmists about troubse
in Oklahoma is nonsense. With a view to
guarding against any contingency of tbe sort
courts have been organized, deputy marshals
have been agreed upon, and the army is ready
to help maintain peace. Tbe secretary says:
"When 1,800,000 acres of land are suddenly
thrown open to settlement there is naturally
apt to be considerable hubbub and confusion,
but the talk of armed resistance and murders
in prospect for new settlers is tho veriest non
sense.'' One Man Who Will Not Get There.
Ozark, Ma, April IS. A man named
Johnson shot and killed one Normnir near
Highland, tbis county, yesterday. Both men
were on their way to Oklahoma.
LOADED WITH POLICEMEN.
Minneapolis Street Cars Start to Hunnlpg
New Hen Deserting.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 18. Yter
.a little more lively in street car cir
cles, the company Opera ting three olJ their
lines all day with more or lent success Cars
were started on tbe University, BToon'angton
and Fourth avenue lines at 5 o'clock in tbe
morning heavily loaded with polie&0Jn.
Very little trouble was experienced, tho pov
lice being able to keep the crowds und-jr con
trol with the exception of one or two in
stances. About noon a car was stopped on
Washington avenue by a spiked switch, and
during the dela a crowd gathered quickly
and commenced stoning and egging the
driver ard policemen. Mounted police
charged oi the crowd and dispersed it, but
the driver unhitched bis horses and left
the car sU nding in the street
Tt ey Wouldn't M Move On."
A large Dumber of arrests were made dur
ing tbe da r, including one or two prominent
citizens, rho refused to move on when or
dered to d j so by the police. Tbe crowds on
tbe streets and sidewalks were kept moving,
every pen on refusing to do so, and those
yelling "scabs" or "rate" at tbe carmen being
promptly arrested and locked up charged
with disorderly conduct.
It is said that the company had succeeded
inempoyng 115 men yesterday morning,
paying from $3 to $5 a day, but at noon the
strikers ha 1 persuaded about 65 of these men
to quit, some of them deserting their cars in
tbe middle of their runs, or at the farther end
from the stables. In such cases officials,
clerks, and bookkeepers of the company were
compelled to man the cars and take tbem
back to the stables. No attempt was made to
operate the motor line.
Must Fish or Cut Bait.
St. Paco, Minn., April IK Yesterday
was anothc r quiet one in street car circles
here, all interest being centered on the efforts
of the company to run cars in Minneapolis.
The city council at its meeting Tuesday
night adopted resolutions calling on the
street car company to start cars in three
days or forfeit its franchise.
WHISKY MEN IN FOR THE WAR.
The Weste m Distillers' Trust Proposes to
Crush Out Competition.
Peoria, UL, April 18. The annual meet
ing of the Western Distillers and Cattle
Feeders' association here yesterday was well
attended and the most harmonious ever held.
There were no sweeping changes in tbe ad
ministration of the association, as bad been
predicted. The only change was made in
the trustees, so as to admit a representative
of the new dealers' trust recently organized
in tbe east. Two Cincinnati men are super-
I seded by men from Chicago. A dividend of
25 per cent was declared, and the meeting
closed. Pnsident Oreenhut in bis address
said it was the intention to crush out com
peting outside distilleries at any cost, and
gave the numbers of the association warning
that there would not only be many dividends
passed during tbe coming year, but that tbe
reserve fund would probably have to be used
to meet the fixed charges.
lawmaking- In Illinois.
Springfid, Ilia, April 13. The legisla
ture reassembled yesterday. Tbe senate
passed the bills requiring tax-payers to swear
to their schedules; providing for the election
of half tbe members of supervisors' boards
each year; lor the culture of fish; to regulate
primary elections; regulating farmers' coun
ty mutual live stock insurance companies.
John's election bill was debated, read the
third time, the roll-call on its passage being
ordered jus: before adjournment The mo
tion to recoi sider tbe vote defeating tbe Mil
ler amendment to the habitual criminal act,
was adopted by the house. Tbe bill amend
ing the homestead exemption act was read
tbe third time. It exempts 11,000 worth of
property. The bill requiring a petition con
taining half the voters of townships to em
power county boards to alter township lines
A Hero's Dreadful Fate.
New Yoric, April 18. Patrick McAtam
uey, an old switchman in the Pennsylvania
railroad yards at Jersey City, sprang in
front of a triiin yesterday to save the life of
a little boy who had wandered upon the
track to pick up cinders, and though he suc
ceeded in pu.-biug the child out of danger he
fell beneath the wheels and was torn to
pieces. He leaves a widow and seven chil
dren in poor circumstances.
Possibly Poisoned by Socialist.
London, .April IS. Hew Lorenzen, chief
of the Kiel police, died suddenly Tuesday un
der cirruuist litres suggesting the probability
of bis having been poisoned. It is suspected
that be was the victim of Socialistic ven
geance, as he was very prominent in the re
cent arrest at id prosecution of Socialists and
has frequently been threatened with assas
sination. Lynched the Shooter, Anyhow.
New Orleans, April IB. A special to The
Picayune from New Iberia says Pelletier De
lahoussaye and his youngest son, Louis,
were shot ant seriously wounded Tuesday by
an unknown negro. The condition of the
wounded men is very critical The negro
was afterwar J captured and lynched by a
party who ha i pursued bim.
Lansing, 1 ich., April 18. The meat in
spection bill vas reported favorably to the
house yesterday. It provides that beef in
B ectors "ma " be appointed by niuuici)ali
ties to examine cattle for slaughter on the
hoof. Toe most of the day was spent on tbe
bill to increase liquor licenses to (000, and it
was not final Ij acted upon.
The Hae Ball Season Opened.
Chicago, April 18. The American asso
ciation opened their base ball season yester
day and the g tines resulted as follows: At
Louisville Ej.nsas City 7, Louisville 4; at
Cincinnati St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 1; Athletic-Brooklyn
and Baltimore - Columbus
games postjionxl rain.
Colng to Tempt Fate Again.
Boston, Apt il 18 William A. Andrews,
of the dory Dark Secret, announces bis in
tention of making another effort to cross the
Atlantic in hi;, dory. He will start from
here alout Ju y 1 and will be accompanied
by his l'J-year-old son. They expect to cross
tbe ocean in about twenty-five days.
A Chance for Kossuth's Life.
Tubin, April 18. The condition of Louis
KossuUU is much Improved. His physicians
state that favorable symptoms of his malady
ar increasing. .
MAIL CHIRKS ON THE OCEAN.
A German Official Proposes a New Postal
Washington Citv, April 18. Mr. Sachse,
secretary of tbe imperial German postottice,
in a letter dated Berlin, March 6, proposes
theestablishmeit jointly by the United States
and Germany cf sea postoffices on the vessels
plying tetween the United States and Ger
man pot ts which carry tbe mails. Attention
is directed to' tie fact that much delay is oc
casioned, in the prompt delivery of tbe mails,
owing to the fact tbat they have to be assorted
and distributed after being landed at tbe
port of destination of tbe steamer. The
suggestion is m tda that postal clerks similar
to railway clerls be employed jointly by the
two governments for the distribution of the
mail wh ile crosring the ocean, so that when
the mail arrive at the port of destination it
will have been distributed for all the large
distributing offls, either in Germany or tbe
United States. Tbe cost of this service, Mr.
Sachse computet, will be about $45,000 per
annum, which to each country will be $22,-
500 per annum. Tbe matter is now in tbe
hands of tbe postmaster general, who is giv
ing it consideration.
CALLED UP TO EXPLAIN.
Railway Men Summoned to Another Inter
Washington City, April 18. Tbe inter
state commerce commission yesterday sent
notices to the ofl cers of all tbe principal rail
road companies in tbe middle and eastern
states, including tbe Baltimore and Ohio,
Pennsylvania, and Grand Trunk roads, di
recting tbem to oppear before the commission
on the 3d of Maj next "and set forth tbe psr
sons and classes of persons, if any, to whom
each of them have issued free passes or free
transportation o iter than its own officers or
employes and tbs officers and employes of
other railroad ompantes, and all. the condi
tions and limitations connected therewith in
each instance, a ad how they do this branch
Tbe commissio i has also ordered tbe officers
of all the roads centering at Chicago to ap-
Uear on tbe 7tb of May next and explain
I what commissio! s they pay upon tbe sale of
tickets, and how thia business is
conducted, and oa the 8th of May to explain
tbe Wusinesa of U ickage and car mileage. .:
Lacey, Calkins and R. P. Por
ter Get Places.
THE SLEEPY TURK WAKED UP.
He Tries to Suppress American Schools
and Fails Another Baling from the
Pension Office A German Scheme for
Expediting Ocean Malls Hyatt and the
Government Millions The Railways
Called to Account Again.
Washington City, April 18. E. C. La
cey, of Michigan, baa been appointed comp
troller of the currency. The appointment
was decided on after a long conference be
tween tbe president and Secretary Windom
yesterday. Mr. Lacey was unofficially in
formed of his appointment as soon as it was
Close Shave for Home Rule.
Tbe ouly other important appointments
were those of W. H. Calkins, late of Indiana,
to be associate justice of tbe supreme court
of Washington territory and Robert P. Por
ter to be superintendent of the census. Calk
ins' appointment is a close shave for tbe home
rule policy of the administration. He is tbe
well-known ex-congressman from Indiana,
and has been in tbe territory but a few
weeks, and they do say he went there to take
up his residence with an eye open to tbe offi
cial prospect. Colonel Carroll D. Wright,
commissioner of the department of
labor, has been prominently men
tioned for superintendent of tbe census, a
position for which he is remarkably well fit
ted. The fact that the president appointed
Robert P. Porter is believed by many to in
dicate tbat he will leave CoL Wright in bis
present place. He was appointed head of the
bureau of lalior by President Arthur in Jan
uary, 1885. President Cleveland left him in
office, and when the bureau of labor was
raised to be a department, President Cleve
land, as recently as last winter, reappointed
A Much Mooted Question.
The question whether an officeholder's
term should date from his apiointtnent or
from his confirmation by the senate has been
debated, and has been thought to be settled
in favor of the first-named proposition, but
that seems to have been a mistake. A re
mark was made by the president to a gentle
man who called on him to talk about a cer
tain position, the commission of whose pres
ent incumbent does not expire for some
months yet, which may lie considered con
clusive as to tbe president's opinion on the
question of expiration of official terms.
Upon that point he said that he was afraid
the delay of the senate in confirming Cleve
land's appointments four yors ago would re
turn to vex tbem now. No other construc
tion was put upon the language by tbe gentle
man who heard it than that the Democratic
Officeholders would be left in until the four
years had ela wed from the date of their con
firmation by the senate and that tho Repub
lican senate must bear the responsibility.
AMERICAN SCHOOLS IN TURKEY.
Local Authorities Try to Suppress Tlietu,
but Are Beaten by Mlnlxter Straus.
Washington Citv, April IS. The secre
tary of state has lieen informed by Mr.
Straus, the United States minister at Con
stantinople, under date of March 27, that the
local authorities at Istubigo, province of
Beirut, have closed the American missionary
schools there, and tbat the mayor of Baal
bek; province of Damascus, contemplated
closing similar schools at seven of tbe
towns under bis jurisdiction. This action cf
the authorities was based upon the ground
that tbe schools had not received tbe neces
sary permit from the local au
thorities, and that the managers of the
schools bad declined to stipulate to exclude
Straus Wakes 'Km I p.
Mr. Straus immediately called upon the
grand vizier, explaining with reference to
the first objection that while the school man
agers had complied fully with the require
ments in such matters, tbe local authorities
bad neglected to issue the permit for such
schools, as provided by the regulation. As
to the second, the managers decline to enter
into the stipulation not to admit Moslem
Mr. Straus' efforts with the grand visier
were entirely successful and resulted in a
telegram from that official to the governors
general of Damascus and Beirut to reopen
tbe school at Istubigo, and not to further in
terfere with any American schools in their
provinces, but to refer complaints, if any, to
Constantinople. Subsequent reports show
that the grand vizier's orders have been
FOR PENSION CLAIMANTS.
Circumstances I luler Which Rejected
Claims Will lte Reconsidered.
Washington Citt, April IS. Assistant
Secretary Bussey.of the interior department,
has issued the following rule of practice,
which will in future govern in the reconsid
eration of pension claims:
"With reference to motions for the re
consideration of pension claims tbat have
been already adjudicated on appeal to the
secretary of the interior, the department
holds now, as heretofore, that the right of an
incumbent to review or to reconsider a
predecessor's opinion, does not relate to ques
tions involving mere discretion and judg
ment, but extends ouly to mistakes in mat
ters of fart arising from errors in calcula
tion, or to palpable errors of law, and to
cases of rejected claims in which material
testimony is afterward discovered and pro
duced. This rule is deemed by this, as by
former administrations, to lie essential to
the establishment of well defined legal pre
cedents, and to the putting an end, some
time, to profitless litigation of appeals in
volving tbe same case or claim. Where tbe
incorrectness of a former adjudication is so
manifest upon a review of tbe evidence tbat
it is not a matter of dispute, the department
will not refuse to do justice because tbe error
is of long standing, and has been sanctioned
by subsequent action."
Mrs. Admiral Febiger Dead.
Washington City, April 18. The wife of
Rear Admiral Febiger, who was so seriously
injured by being thrown from her carriage
while tbe horses were running away, on Sun
day afternoon, died at her residence in tbis
city at 5 o'clock yesterday morning.
REVERSED THE USUAL ORDER.
An Overbearing Husband Killed by His
Wife, Whom He Exonerates.
Butler, Pa, April 18. Early yesterday
morning J. E. Fields was shot by his wife and
died two hours later. Mrs. Fields was read
ingja book, in which she was deeply interested,
and disregarded tbe repeated requests from
her husband to retire. About midnight Mr.
Fields became angry, and a war of words en
sued. Later he arose from bed and began
abusing his wife by striking her iu tbe face.
In self-defense she seized a revolver and
warned bim to keep away. He advanced,
and was about to strike when she fired, the
ball passing through his lungs. Fields made
a deposition exonerating his wife from all
blame. Tbe coroner's jury found tbat tbe
act was justifiable under tbe circumstances.
Both parties are highly connected..
Signed the Meat Inspection Bill.
St. Padl, April 18. Governor Merriam
has signed tbe meat inpection bill The an
nouncement tbat the Kansas City Packing
company did not intend to close its house in
Minneapolis, but would continue to furnish
its customers without regard to the new law.
which it claims is unconstitutional, created
considerable excitement among other dealers
in dressed meat.
Mr. Keefe Conies High.
New York, April 18. Keefe refuses to
pitch for the New Yorks for less than $5,000
a year, and as Mr. Day refuses to pay over
$4,000 it is probable that Tim will not be
with tbe club this season.
The King of Holland Getting Well.
The Hague, April 18. Tbe King of Hol
land will resume his soveregn duties in a few
A Texas Snake Story
Discovery of a Rattler from
A EELI0 OF THE AGE OF STONE.
Or Mayhap Mulhatron Is In the Lone
Star State Fatal Vigor of a Kansas
Wind-Storm A Plunge That Was Worth
a Fortune to the Man Who Made It
Died and Came to Life Again Silence
Gainesville, Tex., April 18. A strange
discovery was made Tuesday by a citizen in
the northwestern district of this county.
Having occasion to sink a well, Mr. Somms
selected a spot in a valley near a ravine of
great length, and which, during heavy rains,
is transformed into a raging torrent, deposit
ing in the valley limestone, gravel, mud, and
other debris. After reaching a depth of four
feet, and while in a formation of limestone
gravel tbat had continued almost uninter
ruptedly from the surface down, Somms
came upon tbe vertebrae and ribs of an ani
mal. The ribs were aliout the size of a small
pig's and rapidly tapered. Carefully
unearthing the bones toward the tap
ering end, Somms soon came to tbe
rattles, which, when counted, numbered
seventeen, the largest measuring six inches
across. Attracted by the strange find, the
neighbors gathered and the work of unearth
ing the monster was prosecuted with vigor.
After laying hare nineteen feet of the re
mains of the monster of other times, they
found tbe entire skeleton of a man of tre
mendous stature in the stomach of tbe snake.
The remains of the man and serpent, so far
as the serpent has been exhumed, are as per
fect as when first denuded of flesh, and were
doubtless covered by lime and gravel soon
after death. Near the bones of the man's
right hand is a rude stone hatchet, which a
local geologist of some repute states to be
similar to the handiwork of paleolithic man.
PROFITED BY HIS HEROISM.
Made Heir of the Woman Whose Life
Sabatoga, N. Y., April 18. A nice prop
perty here has just come into the
possession of F. M. Christie as the
result of a heroic if not. a ro
mantic incident which occurred ten years
ago. In tbe summer of 1S79 Christie, with
many others, was crossing the river on a
small ferryboat plying between Gray and
West Gray, to see a game of base ball. On
the trip a young lady was accidentally pushed
overboard, and Christie plunged into tbe
water and saved her from drowning. The
young lady proved to lie Miss Alice Gibbons,
daughter of a rich Boston merchant,
who was visiting her aunt in West
Gray, tSoon afterward Mr. Gibbons
came on from Boston, sought out
Christie, and offered to reward bim by the
gift of a nice sum of money. But Christie
refused the money, saying that he felt amply
rewarded in saving a human lifa A fort
night later Christie received an express pack
age containing a gold watch and chain bear
ing a suitable incription. Subsequently
Miss Gibson married John Henderson, of
Boston, who died two years later, leaving bis
widow in affluent circumstances. Two
weeks ago tbe widow died, and in her will
she made Christie heir to a considerable
property in Saratoga, as an act of gratitude
for his saving her life ten years ago.
' A REMARKABLE FATALITY.
Killed by a Piece or Timber the Wind
Irove Through a House.
Wellington, Kan., April IS. Tuesday,
during the fearful storm which raged
throughout this section, a barn was blown to
pieces six and a half miles southeast of this
city, and some of tbe tuutiert were driven by
the force of the wind clear through the north
side of a house, one of which struck and fa
tally injured Mr. Hacker, who, with his fam
ily, occupied it. Three hours later the man
died. Tbe accideut was a peculiarly sad one.
The family came to Sumner county from the
west lost fall, about starved out. When the
storm came up Hacker aroused bis wife and
four children, aud was hurrying tbem out of
the rcxim when the debris struck tbe house.
He, being tho last to leave, was struck just
as he reached tbe threshold. The house was
flooded with water, and for an hour tbe
storm raged with unabated fury. Yester
day morning the county authorities took
charge of the body and neighbors cared for
the unfortunate wife and children.
fot So Iead as lie I-ttoked.
Danville, Ills., April IS The 9-montbs-old
son aud only cbildof Mr. and Mrs. Frank
P. Myers, of this city, has suffered with con
gestion of the brain for nearly four weeks.
Tuesday afternoon tbe physicians in attend
ance gave the cause up as hopeless. Shortly
afterward ttie infant ceased to breathe, and
those who were present pronounced it dead.
The eyes were set and the body bore every
appearance of dentil. Funeral preparations
were proceeding when the boy was heard to
cough heavily. Then he began breathing,
his pulse at the same time commencing to
beat Hoes are now entertained of tbe
Embraced His Opportunity.
Greenville, Mich., April is. During a
family row twelve or fifteen years ago Mrs.
Abner Purcell, living near bore, told her hus
band that if he deeded a certain piece of land
in a certain way sbo would never speak to
him again. The man saw the opportunity of
his life, deeded tbe laud, and tbe woman has
not spoken to him since. They have lod a
remarkably blissful life and accumulated
fjervla's Independence Threatened.
London, April IS. It is announced that
M. Cristitch, the Servian minister to Berlin,
will shortly be recalled by the Belgrade gov
ernment. Together with this announcement
comes the statement that ex-Queen Natalie
will arrive in Belgrade in about three wneks.
Tbe removal of tbe anti-Russian minister and
the arrival of the Russian ex-queen at the
Servian capital in spite of the remonstrances
of the king, augur no good to the continu
ance of Servia's independence.
'A Sympathetic Professor Jailed.
London, April 18. Profor Harrison.
of Baliol college, who was arrested at Don
egal for supplying w ith fooj and otherwise
assisting oesietrea tenants in uweedore, was
arraitrne.l before a magistrate in Tendon.
derry yesterday and committed to jail pend
ing uis iriai ai me sessions on Tuesday next.
Blood Out of a Turnip.
New York, April 18. Frederick Mc Mas
ter, a stenographer, found a roll containing
$900 in bills and $'J9,4TS in certified checks in
the corridor of the pos office yesteiday, and
took it to tbe tank at CI Wall street, where it
belonged. He was offered $5 for his serv
ices. Lowered West-Hound Freight Rates.
New York, April 18. The Trunk Line
executive committee met yesterday and de
cided to lower the west-liound lake and rail
freight rates east of Chicago. On classes
1 and 2 the reduction is 3 per cent. ; clnimon 8
and 4, 2 per cent ; classes 5 and 4, 1 per cent
These reductions are also to apply to all 70-
cont rates between New York aud Chicago,
aud will take effect on April 24.
A Professional Beggar's Pile.
New Orleans, April Is. Felicie Viart,
aged 72, a professional beggar, died a few
days ago of debility and neglect, and when
the coroner inspected the shanty in which
tbe supposed pauper had lived aud died be
found fjS,5UU secreted in various places, $3,'
500 of which was gold and $36,0U0 bonds,
stocks and securities. A relative of the de
ceased lives in Paris, France.
' Bound for the Land of Promise.
Liverpool, April IS. Six thousand emi
grants embarked on seven steamships which
sailed from this port yesterday. Most of the
emigrants are bound for the United States.
A few go to tbe Argentine Republic,
Sooner or later a potato is bound to get
' 1 1 M prove tyS
lace Curtain Stretchers
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OUT OT RUMHQ fMMI.
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
Evehy Housekeeper Should Havk Oksj
aay lady can operate them.
For Sale By
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EC. IF1. COBDE
He invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
BUT ONE FORLORN HOPE.
The "Denmark" Arrives Without the Ship
New Yoiik, April IS. Another day has
passed without any news of tbe fate of the
passengers and crew of the Thingvalla
steamer Dan mark. The National line steam
ship Denmark from London March 30,
which it was thought might bring some
news, arrived yesterday and ivjxirU'd that
she had not sighted any wreckage of any
kind on the way over. Tbe Danmark's
agents, Funch, Edye & Co., have only one
hope left and that is that the passengers have
reached the Azores, either in their boats
or by sotne vessel which may have picked
The "Century Book and Paier Company."
C'HICAOO, April IS. E. S. Jeneil, F. S.
Loomis and H. O. Loomis, of the Century
Book and Paper company, charged by Adam
Baker, of Des Moines, Ia., with defrauding
him to tbe amount of (1,000, were held for
further examination in 1 1,000 bonds each
yesterday. fA not htr charge will be entered
against thparties by a gentleman from To
ledo, O., whose name is withheld, who claims
to have been swindled out of $3,01 Nl.
In a suit begun by Herman H. Hill Satur
day in the circuit court against the Century
company, rv. s. reaie, by a clerical error on
the part of the person who drew the bill of
complaint, was made one of the defendants.
R. 8. Feale is a business man of good charac
ter, and is in no way connected with the
Century company. The real defendant is
Ueorge M. I'eale.
At the annual meeting of tbe stockholders
of the New York Central railroad yesterday
the old board of directors was re-elected.
Thomas F. Scanlon, a piano manufacturer
with offices at Boston and New York and a
factory at Roxbury, Mass., has failed, with
liabilities of $200,000.
John Cheesman, of Ypsilanti, Mich., has
been convicted at Grand Rapids, Mich., for
pension forgery and sentenced to nine
months' imprisonment in the Detroit house
Eleanor Stone, formerly King, of West
field, Wis. , who was indicted last January
for making a false claim for pension as the
widow of John E. King, has pleaded guilty
aud been fined $1,000.
The acting comptroller of the currency has
authorized the First National bank of Han
nibal, Ma, and the East Stroudsburg, Pa,
National bank to bein business w ith capi
tals of $100,(H) and $50.KI0, resctively.
Tho work of tearing down the telegraph
poise and wires was "continued by the New
York authorities Wednesday. The disappear
ance of the network of wires from overbad
vastly improves the appearance of Broad iy.
Secretary Tracy is a lover of flnehorc- a,
but his new duties have determined him to
sell his stock on his Marshland farm. The
sale was liegun Wednesday and thoe sold
realized $.V.,820, an average of $1,240 por
Tbe coroner's jury which investigated the
m-enf accident ou the Santa Fe railroad
near Lorenzo, Ills., in which five people were
killed, returned a verdict Wednesday chai g
ing Fred Hughes and Frank Converse, the
conductor and engineer, wiih criminal care
lessness. The National Service Pension association is
pushing its organization with the object of
securing favorable legislation from congress,
when it meets in December next, and has pre
pared organisation papers, which can be se
cured by those interested in the movement by
application to C. A. Power, secretary, or M.
C. Rankin, treasurer, Terre Haute, Lid.
Governor A. P. Hovey, of Indiana, is presi
dent of the association.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington Citv. April 18. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yesterday
are as follows: For Michigan and Wiscon
sinLight rains; stationary temperature;
easterly winds. For Indiana and Illinois
Rain; lower temperature; easterly winds. For
Iowa -Rain: no decided change in tempera
ture; variable winds.
CniCAOO, April 17.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat -No. S May, opened
tiHtic, closed kh4,.; June, opened 88c, closed
tso; July, opened tv2o, closed Corn
No. 2 May. opened ana closed 0c; June,
opened iWqc. cliRtd ift: July, opened USv&c,
closed 3fif4c. Oats .No. S May, oiened 24c,
closed 3Vhc: June, oiened 2TUc, closed Uc;
July, opened 2c, closed SSJue. Pork-Mav,
opened and closed $115, Jun oiiened $l-'.UU.
closed $U.te; July, opened $Ui.U5, closed
$12.00. Lard May, opened and closed
Live stock The Union stoe'e yards reports
the followinK prices: Hogs -Market opened
fairly active and prices are steady; liitht
grades, $4.05: rouh packing. $4.i5.-tTt;
mixed lots, J.TSM.'J1: heavy parking and
shipping lots, $4.7il.!M. t'att le-Hull: bids
loo lower: beeves, J3.:iriM.40; cows, $1.T0
3.10; atorkers aud feeders, f J.50 i l.Vl; Texans,
$3.40&l.;5. Mieep Mea y: natives, H-O
5.60: western corn fed, t4.Vua.40; lambs, $4.75
Produce: Butter Fancy Elln creamery,343
2fc per lb. dariee iu linen, l.Vu 18c; packing
stock, llftialic. Kirgs-Stricily fresU laid, 10c
per do. Poultry Live chickens, lie pur lb;
roosters. dresse I tur.ve.vs, kin Ho: ducks, 10
lc: gtse, ' ,8. Potatoes Choice Kurbanks,
UiWiSKe per hu: Beauty of Heroa. apXc; Early
Rose Sc: swet potato. $:.. per bbl.
Apples-Choice itroeuines. Sl.rsta.iJj per bbl:
poor lots. 7:Vfl!$1.00 Crambarries, bell and
bttlle, OUGyaw per blL
New tork, April 17.
Wheat-Quiet: No, 1 red state, 7o; No. t
do, tfc:- No. 2 red winter May, MUie; do
June, f79ric: do July, 88c. Corn -Steady:
No. S mixed cash, 44c; do April. fJKte; do
May, 4.i9-sc; do June. 4sc. Oats Steal y;
No. 1 white state, 3c: No. 'J do, 3i4c;
No. mixed April, ac; do May, 29Jje;'do
June. 2Hgc. Rye Dull. Barley yuiet.
Pork Dull: new mess. $10.50$. 13.7a. Lard
Quiet; April, $7.2; May. $7.25: June, $7JW.
Live Stock: Cattle Market about steady
common to prime steers, $3.7Uf$4.a5 f) 100 ts;
buila and dry cows, $-'.2&3jia. Sheep and
Lambs -Slow trad?; unshorn sheep, $4.50
O.00 l 100 ts; unshorn yearlings. $C.007.tiu:
spring lambs, $4.00(8(6.01) each. Hogs Nom
inally steady; $5.15(0.45.
Hay Upland prairie, $7i.
Hay Timetey new $78.00.
Hay Wild, $6.00646 .
(m iHlrfTltT .
Furniture the Finest,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Richest,
to call and examine. Mr. nnr.s mnfa
- u,w"" an ins .
guarantees to be well made and
The Largest sale of
ever beld in tbe three cities.
Three Dollars and Fifty Cents
for Pantaloons that regular!- sell fiir
Four and Five Dollars.
No Humbug! No Deception!
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,-
115 and 117 West Second St.,
CLOUG-H & KAUTZ,
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
J3fSecond Hand Machinery bought, eo'.d and rep.-iiie.l.
Adams Wall Paper Co.,.
LERCH' & SUTCLIFFE, Managers
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Pater.
(aTPaititing, draining and Paper Hanging.
D I MICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street, T nrJ, Iclonil. HI-
near Third Atenim IVOCK AblJ.im5
ONLY &2.CX) DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
and bare some of the latest novelties of the w?on.
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old studio, over McCabes.
M ' -.
1623 Second Avenue,
first class (iive hi,
n a rail.
Telephone No. 1:8
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravi-s Kt.-. 'nwujt-ui
fr NURSES-ith boiling water a -U-wu ""
is instantly provi.lod. INVALIDS tl1"' 11 al'l"'tUmtr'
irivinjr tone to tlie WEAK KMT STOM t'."ra",,:,'1 u
be Ft RE BEEF ESSENCE. Put i.p in I'l'Vi'1'"1 l1
atre8 of both SLII AND n.l n KMitAtTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
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