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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thursday, April 25. 1889.
The mtsburg Pott saya the public
service, m a whole, under Cleveland wu
far more efficient and trustworthy than
it has erer been under republican admin
istrations, and is no more to be com
pared with the dememoralization under
Grant and Hayes than a Sunday school
to a pool room.
Chicago went wildly democratic, which
facta suggests the name of Gen. Palmer.
That gentleman made a campaign last
year that left its impression on the coun
try. His part in it was an exceptional
one because of its boldness, honesty and
freedom from the usual political deprav
ity. If Chicago can be carried by the
democrats, Illinois can be carried by the
democrats, and among them Gen. Palmer
is a leader. It is within the range of
possibilities that be may be the democrat
ic candidate for president in the year
. 1898. Chicago Herald.
The Arocs endorses the views of the
Herald. Present indications point to
some western man as the democratic
standard-bearer in the next presidential
contest, and who could more grandly and
ably bear the brunt of battle than that
staunch old veteran. Gen. Palmer? This
state is likely to be democratic, no matter
whom the nominee, but with an Illinois
an as the chosen leader, all doubt would
AS TO BRICK PAVING.
The TrI-Cltr allegation te Qamey
an4 ttaleaburs Rrtorna Wttn ttoo4
The delegation of tri-city citizens who
left Rock Island by special train on the
C. B fc Q. road Tuesday morning with
a view of inspecting the brick pavements
at Quincy and Galesburg, reached home
last night. The Aroub -gave a full list
of all composing the party when it
started. The committee reports having
received the most hospitable and
courteous treatment at both cities, es
pecially in Quincy where they were re
ceived at the depot by Mayor Thomas
and May or -elect Bishop and by repre
sentatives of the Young Men's Business
association with carriages and driven to
tha Nawcomb house. After dinner they
inspected pavement and saw some
just as it was being put down. They
zouna the cost there to be f 1.05 per
square yard.including curbing and foun
dations and the contractor also excavates
and puts the macadam on other streets
within ten squares of the place it is taken
up. The brick here was smooth and
In Galesburg the brick was not so
evenly laid, but don't show the wear.
They visited the paving brick factories
near Galesburg and left for home last
evening. On the train the following res
olution was adopted expressive of the
sentiment of the delegation:
"We, the undersigned business men of
the cities of Rock Island, Davenport and
Mohne, having visited the cities of
Quincy and Galesburg for the purpose of
investigating the street pavements. report
that we are convinced that vitrified brick
pavements, laid according to the Quincy
specifications, is more economical than
any other form of pavement, both in cost
and in durability. It is not obnoxious to
the public health ; it is free from objec
tion on account of noise; as smooth as a
floor, and practically indestructible. The
lower course can be furnished by our
local brick makers, so that a larger per
centage of the cost of paving would find
its way to home laborers and home mer
chants if this material were adopted than
would be the case if foreign material were
used. So far as we could learn, the peo
ple who have used brick pavement for
years unanimously indorse it. Every
consideration leads us to urge it for
adoption in our cities."
The following complimentary resolu
tion was also adopted:
Whzrrab, We, the representatives of
the municipal and business interests of
Rock Island, Moline and Davenport.hav
ing just returned from the cities of
Quincy and Galesburg, 111., which cities
we have visited for the purpose of in
specting their street pavements, desire in
soma suitable manner to acknowledge
our obligations to the C, B. & Q. R. li.
and especially to Mr. H. D. Mack,
division agent of said railway, for courte
sies extended us, a delegation of twenty
gentlemen from said cities of Holme,
Rock Island and Davenport. Therefore
IUtolved, That we do hereby extend
to Mr. Mack our most hearty thanks for
his courteous treatment in having so
kindly furnished, for our especial and
exclusive use for the two days of our
trip, a special car and having accompa
nied us on the journey and, not only
personally providing for our comfort, but
ia many ways, anticipating every want
for our pleasure.
Buolvtd, That we will cause these
resolutions to be published in the daily
papers of Rock Island, Moline and Dav
enport Mayor-elect McConocbie stated this
afternoon that he liked brick better than
he did before he made the trip. That it
was a much more desirable paving . ma
terial than he supposed it was but he
was not, as yet, inclined to commit him
self wholly to Its favor until he heard
the report of the aldermanic committee,
who would have opportunity to inspect
other matjrials as well as brick. He
hoped Second avenue would be paved,
and with material that the property
holders, and the city alike, would be
There were two press representatives
in the party D. N. Richardson, editor
of the Davenport Democral-Gcuettt, and
P. S.McGlvnn, editor of the Moline Dits
The Waanecaa aMatnasaaa Expire
fraaa a Paralytltt Mtrakr.
Wauxkoait, 111., April 20 Hon.
Elijah M. Haines, representative to the
legislature from the Eighth senatorial
district, died at his home in this city at
. 6 o'clock this morning, paralysis being
100 Ladies Wanted.
And 100 men to call on any druggist for
a free trial package of Lane's Family
"Medicine, the great root and herb reme
dy, discovered by Dr. Silas Lane, while in
the Rocky mountains. For diseases of
the blood, liver and kidneys it is a posi
tive cure. For constipation and clearing
up the complexion it does wonders.
Children like it.' Everyone praises it.
Large size package, SO cents. At all
LIMBS OF THE LAW.
Bock Islaaa Caaaty Jaatleea f the
Peace aad Canatablea Xoa mt the
City Caaatablea Qaallfled.
The time having expired within which,
according to law, township justices of
the peace and constables must file their
bonds and qualify with the county clerk,
Mr. Donaldson has all the bonds on file
of those elected this spring who can
serve. It is a peculiar fact that unless a
special election is held, Rock Island will
be without a constable during the next
four years, as none of the constables
elect, J. E. Reidy, John Spellman and
H. 0. Harris, have qualified. The law
provides that justices or constables must
qualify within twenty days of the time of
tb,eir election, or the office to which tbey
are elected must be declared vacant and
filled according to law. Justice 8. F.
Cooke, whose defeat was caused by
technical mistakes on the part of the
Union in misprinting his name on the
election tickets, has not qualified; and
neither has Mr. T. J. Medill, Jr., who
was declared elected. Out of the forty
constables elected in the county, only
twentystwo have signified their accep
tance of the office by qualifying.
The complete list of justices and con
stables who have filed their bonds is ap
pended: JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.
Cordova William N Gale, Henry Mo
Coe Hugh McCall.
Zuma John G Osborne, Jesse L
Port Byron Christ Paul Albrecht,
David S Hobart.
Hampton-W R Cary, H S Shurt
leff. Moline Gustaf Swenssen, Elsworth
Mapes, Joshua Wads worth.
Soul h Moline Henry E Biggs, Daniel
Rock Island David Hawes.
South Rock Island Adol pbus Dun
lap. Henry 8 Case.
Black Hawk Wm. McMichael, Jacob
Coal Valley Thomas Corns, John
Rural Adam Failing, R D McCreery.
Edgington N Sherwood, John H
Andalusia R E Reede, Samuel Ken
Buffalo Prairie L C Elliott, Wm.
Drury Wm. H Womacks. John E
Rock Island H C Wivill.
Hampton Geo F McNabney.
Cordova Geo Tew, George P Dren
nen. Zuma D W Johnson. CbasH Osborne.
Port Bjron J J Edward3, Harvey
Hampton James L Cox.
Moline Josia Bonbam, Mark ' Ander
son, E A Mapes.
South Moline Alex Frazier.
South Rock Island David Cramer.
Black Hawk D R South.
Coal Valley Thos J Murphy.
Rural Franklin W Wilson, John A
Edgington Van Reeves. Chaa Snow.
Buffalo Brairie G M Patterson, Or
lando D M vers.
Drury E E Reynolds, John H Mc
pherson. THE DERBY RECORD BEATEN.
A CiUirurulM Home lwv the Mile aud a
Uitlf In 2:36 Oilier IUo .
Sam Francisco, Cul., Aj.nl 25. In the
Pacific Derby Tuesday The tznr made a mile
ami a half iu S:8i. Tuis is tlie fastest Derby
ever run in America, beatiug the record of
2:3f. made by Ben Ali at Louisvillo in 1886,
and that of C. H. Todd at Chicago in 1937.
The Czar u a full brother to "Lucky" Bald
win's colt Eni)ier.or of Norfolk that won the
American Derby in Chicago last summer.
The family to which be belongs has been a
great producer of racers. Duchess of Nor
folk, a full sister to the Emperor aud Czar,
having been prominent on the turf a few
Washington City, April 25. Yesterday
witnessed the commencement of the Ivy
City races. The weather was all
that could be desired and there was
a large attendance. The winners were: Tip
staff, mile, 1:08; Burch, 1 mile, 1:;
Bess, J mile, 1:4C'; Romp, mile, 1:17;
Hercules, steeplechase, no time given.
Lexinotos, Ky., April 25. The spriug
meeting of the Kentucky association opened
yesterday to splendid weather and a big
crowd. The purses were taken as follows:
Long Roll, mile, 1:17; Daisy, mile,
0:525. Grayson, mile, Miss Flood,
?i mile, l:l;.
Memphis, Tenn., April 25.--At the races
here yesterday White Nose won the '-mlle
heat race in 1:18 and 1:VI), L. H. the
mile in 1:06, Btrideaway the miles in
'JSl), and Ben Harrison tha 1 mile in 1:4a
To Perpetuate the Fame of Lee.
New York, April 25. A number of south
erners residing in Harm met Tuesday in the
hoOse of the Rev. W. W. Page and organised
a society under the 'name of "The Harlem
Southern Old Lang Byne Club." A consti
tution and by-laws were adopted and officers
elected for the year.. The constitution pro
vides among other things for the annual cel
ebration by a banquet of the natal day of
Gen. Robert E. Lee, which is Jan. 10, and
the admission of ladies to all the club's ban
quets. Mr. Murphy Objected.
Alba XT, N. Y., April 25. Ex-Premier
Mo watt and wife, of Ontario, Can., were
compelled to leave the floor of the senate
yesterday on the objection of Mr. Murphy to
their being present. Murphy said be ob
jected to the senate extending any courtesies
to subjects of the British crown. The ex
premier and his wife thereupon left the
chamber. Tbey were subsequently given
the privileges of the assembly floor.
Offleers of the Union 1'nclllc
Boston, April 25. The following officers
of the Union Pacific Railroad company were
re-elected at a meeting ot the board of direc
tors yesterday afternoon: President, Charles
F. Adams; vioe president, William H. Hoi
comb, of Omaha; ansond vice president,
Gardiner M. Lane, of Boston: comptroller,
Oliver M. Mink, of Boston; secretary, Alex
ander Millar, of Bostas.; assistant secretary,
James M. Ham, of New York.
Five miners were killed by an explosion in
a colliery at Durham, Eng., Wednesday.
Gladstone has been elected a member of the
American Antiquarian society, and baa ac
cepted the honor.
Fire Wednesday in the blanket store of
Conrad B. Day & Co., 88 North Third street,
Philadelphia, caused a loss on stock and
buildings of f 00,000; fully insured.
Mrs. Barah Jane Whittling, who was to
have been hanged Wednesday in Moyamen
sing prison, Pa., for the murder of her bus
baud, has been reprieved nntil June 2ft.
The Thingvalla company, to whose line the
lost Danmark belonged, baa announced that
it will pay for the cargo Jettisoned by the
Missouri in order to make room fcr the res
In the last two years the south baa raised
over 14,000,000 bales of eotton, over 1,000,
000,000 bushels ot corn, nearly 100,000,000
bushels of wheat, and 160,000,000 bushels of
oata, the total value being over 1 1,600, 000,.
000, which is far in excess of the value of the
sooth's agricultural products in any two
secutivs preceding yan-
Oklahoma Boomers Returning
THE LA ID NOTHTUQ TO EEAG OF.
Illinois M-n Who Declined to Exchange
Good Farm for Poor Ones Progress of
the Rettlers In (totting Things In Shape
Oklahon.a City Leading In Advantages-
No So Huh Killing as Reported A.
Am axon's Rata Gen. Merrttt'n Advices
Tlseredl': the Specials.
Kansas Cmr, Mo., April 25. A train of
fourteen coaches crowded to the platforms
with returning boomers, pulled into the
Onion station over the. Santa Fe road yes
terday mor nng. Over 300 boomers were in
the train tb at left Arkausas City Tuesday
nignt, anr nearly 300 more wanted to go,
but were obliged to wait for the next train.
Better Land In Illinois.
Edward Oliven, at the head of thirty-five
Illinois setJers, said to a reporter: "We
were on the first train that arrived in Outh
rie Monday afternoon. We were not look
ing for town site, but farm lands. We
found pretty fair lands in the river bottoms,
out not nea - as ricn as tne farms we were
leaving. T je soil is red. and looks like brick
dust. In fact, the greater part of the coun
try looks lik e an Immense brick kiln."
Most of ti e boomers returning yesterdav
morning ha 1 staked out claims, but had re
cused to sett le on them.
Indians Afraid of the Boomers.
Among the passengers was Standing Buf
falo, chint or the Foncas, on bis way to
Washington to protest against the usurpa
tion or tne coerokee strip by the horde of
boomers. lie said: "White men come, take
lands belon.-ingto Indian; shoot too much.
Indian go tc Oreat Father to Washington."
THE SITUATION AT GUTHRIE.
Slow Progress Toward Building a Town
Population Falling Off.
Guthrie, Oklahoma, via Arkansas City,
Kan., April 25. Guthrie has made but little
material advancement since Monday. Thus
far the land office is the only completed build
ing in the to-vn. The Commercial National
bank has fifty carpenters at work putting up
a light prairie structure opposite the railroad
station, and foundations for a row of houses
on the west side of the railroad track have
been laid. Tila is the full extent of one day's
improvement. The population is falling off
Taking the Back Track.
Every train that leaves for the north or
outh is pack id with men who, having grown
weary of flgl ting for a bare existence, are
beaded for tl eir homes. Nobody but a man
who has plenty of money can live here. Food
is scares and water is scarcer.
In Danger of Blowing Away.
For a little while Tuesday night it looked
as if the new city would go doon as fast as it
went up. Just after dark great black clouds
began to drive across the sky from the south
east and in a short time rain was pouring in
torrents. Otstsof wind swept through the
tents on the t illsides and threatened to carry
tbein all away.
King Alcohol Not a Boomer.
The good order that baa been preserved
thus far, contiduring that disputes about lots
are constantly arising, is singularly marvel
ous. Not a man has been shot and in only
two instances were revolvers drawn by men
who intended to use them. The cause that
has contributed much to the maintenance of
good order ha 4 been the absence of whisky.
Not a drop of it has been put on sale, and so
far as can b learnrl but little has been
brought into the territory by individuals for
their own use.
United Stated Marshals as Land Grabbers.
The marshal's forces are demoralised. Two
third, of the deputies who were brought
here to prewe order have done little be
sides squat on town lota which they staked
off before the crowds began to arrive Mon
day. Feeling runs high amoug the settlers
on account of cheir behavior.
That "Gun Play" Was a Romance.
Marshal Jones on Tuesday sent a force of
mtn to investigate a rumor about two men
having been shot on a claim east of the
areek. Newspaper correspondents, who
heard of bis enterprise concluded this report
was true, ana without personal investigation
sent it east as a fact The story bad its
origin with a half-witted fellow, who came
in Irom a olaiiu and reported that his two
partners were missing. They bad simply
disappeared f rim a claim and be imagined
that they had lieen killed. Capt. McArthur,
who made a ft 11 investigation of the rumor
says the men are all right.
Too Many Candidal for Offlc.
All efforts to organize a municipal gov
ernment in Guthrie have failed. Five meet
ings were held Tuesday and as many more
yesterday to form a temporary organisa
tion, but not even this much could be done.
The trouble is that every candidate for
mayor has a personal following that is bound
by oath to support him through thick and
West O iithrt Getting Along.
The city of Vest Guthrie, which is spring
ing up on the lt.vel plain back of the military
?amp, has been organized by a band of Chi
cago colonists, who will bold a municipal
election in a fe v days.
USED THER KNIVES AND PISTOLS.
A Desperate Fight at Oklahoma City,
But No One Killed.
Oklahoma C itt, April 25. Three farm
ers, brothers named Wilson, bad a desperate
fight on the streets here yesterday morning
with a party of Kansas town-site speculators.
Knives and pistols were freely used, and one
of the town-site men had the tendons of his
right arm cut at the wrist. All hands were
at once placed t nder arrest
Still Cot ling In by Hundreds.
Each train brings from 100 to 500 new
boomers, aud tie class now coming is de
cidedly better titan those who lingered around
the border the month before the territory
was opened. Kingfisher is having most diffi
culty just now. Being in a fertile valley, it
was the objective point for thousands who
alighted from ti ains at Guthrie. The city is
comparatively isolated, and although already
filled with 7,000 men, it has just organized.
An Ainaaon In the Path.
In laying off streets yesterday a party of
town alto men were opposed by a young
woman named Ilotchkiss, whose lot lay in the
route of the pi-oppsed street The woman
made a violent resistance and smashed the
tripod of the. surveyor, drawing a revolver
at the same time and killing a horse belong
ing to Capt Beekman,of Michigan. The
amaaon was amstod.
The Online Metropolis.
Oklahota City is enjoying a most enor
axmsboom. A : first Gnthrl took the lead,
but Oklahoma City's central location, its
newspaper and bank, together with water
faoill ties, make it best point for boomers of
Disastrous and fatal Storm.
Toibrek, a sm ill town between Oklahoma
and Pureed, wi s visited by a heavy wind,
storm accompan ed by rain early yesterday
morning, and many portable bouses were
ruined. A woman was pinned fast under
the ruins of a loj house and her infant child
. GEN. MLRRITTS REPORT.
It DUeredlte tl e Sensational Specials la
Washington 2itt, April 25. The follow
ing dispatch was received at the adjutant
general's office I rom Gen. Crook yesterday:
lue following telegram, dated Oklahoma
station, Tuesday, is respectfully repeated:
lie ports from Kingfisher, Guthrie and Pur-
cell state that evtrything progressed yester
day In a quiet an J orderly manner, and no
serious friction disturbance of any kind
occurred. The i sports indicate that there
are from 10,000 V 12,000 people In the terri
tory. Cant Mci Jthur, at Guthrie, reports
about 8,000 then -, and Capt Hall, at King
fisher, abopt tb . same .number there, and
THE qaOQK TBHASTD AHQTTBs THURSDAY APRIL 25, IG39.
there are from S.0.10 tn 4 frnn in th; vintnit
and between here and PurcelL Lieut Dodge,
of my staff, whom I ordered to Purcell on
dutV. returned last nitrht aHmit U n'olrvlr mnA
reported everything moving in a satisfactory
iuouubt anu we incoming setuers cneenui
and" well disposed. This may be said to be
the condition of affairs In all sections of the
country. In my opinion quite a number of
people have been deterred from entering the
COUntrV owinir to thn ararowntail Mnnrli a
to numbers coming in and the difficulties of
1 1 1 i 1, .
guueuig uoro. nowever, irom . reports I rom
Forts SilL Reno and elsewhere. I am satisfied
the arrangements perfected will prevent ae-
. iim u-ouui ui any Kino, toougu tnere may
in remote sections ot the country be individ
ual cases ni situs.
W. Mxbjutt, Brigadier General'
Now for the Cherokee Strip.
Arkansas Orrr, Kan., April 25. The in
vasion ef the Cherokee strip by the disap
pointed Oklahoma boomers commenced yes
terday. Early in the morning six families
started, and they were followed during the
day by enough more to run the number up to
about fifty. The Indians are getting rest
ive at this new movement and Gen. Merritt
who is in command of the military forces in
the Oklahoma country, has ordered a troop
ot me seventn cavalry to Uapt Hayer com
mand. The latter will have full control of
the strip, and he has been ordered to permit
tne Doomers three days for rest in crossing
ana men to anve teem off the strip.
The Boomers Who Were Too Previous.
Washington Citt, April 85. Secretary
Noble was asked Tuesday evening if the set
tlers in Oklahoma who bad gone into the ter
ritory and located claims before noon on the
83d would be allowed to retain them. The
secretary replied that the president's nroo-
lamation showed that such action would be
illegal. He added, however, that he could
not discuss these matters, inasmuch as be
might soon be called on to pass upon them of-
ncaiiy. -All I can say," be continued, "is
that the administration does not propose that
me people who have faithfully observed the
letter and the spirit of the law shall suffer in
consequence of their action."
FIRST VICTIM OF YELLOW FEVER.
Mrs. Deraont, of Sanford, Fla., Dies of
the Dread Seoarg.
Jacksonvtllx, Fla., April 25. Dr. DanieL
president of the state board of health, states
that Mrs. Deraout, of Sanford, died of yellow
fever. It was a sporadic case, not of a viru
lent or infections type. Mrs. Deraont bad
been in poor health for months, and had been
really ill two weeks. There are no other cases
in the family. The house is isolated, and all
precautious have lieen taken. Sanford has
voluntarily embargoed its people from leav
ing town for fifteen days, and has prohibited
traffic from 5 p. in. to 7:30 a. m. There are
no fears of an epidemic. The new state
health law provides for a most effective sys
tem of reports and visitations in all parts of
tne state, and there are ample funds for car
rying it out All that can be done by the
most eminent medical experts, clothed with
despotic power, will be done this season to
prevent any appearance of a yellow fever ep-
What the Surgeon General Says.
Washington Citt, April 25. Speaking
of the case of yellow fever reported at San
ford, Fla., Surgeon General Hamilton said
yesterday that no attempt would be made
this year to conceal the existence of the dis
ease if it should break out elsewhere. "I
should not be surprised if there were a con
siderable number of cases," continued the
surgeon general "The danger lies in those
towns and cities which escaped the plague
last year. In places that were visited then
there is a large proportion of acclimated res
idents who have had the fever and are there
fore safe, who can remain to nurse and care
for any who are sick, so that the disease may
comparatively be easily controlled. We are
better prej wired to manage an outbreak than
DIED OF TOO MUCH WARNING.
Three Persons Bon Down by a Train and
Wilmington, Del, April '. John Mays
and wife and James M. Liuderman, a boy of
13 years, were killed at Newport, five miles
south of here, at 2:30 o'clock yesterday after
noon on the Philadelphia, Wilmington and
Baltimore railroad. They were drivlne
across the track there, and were hit by the
north-bound New York and Washington ex
press. The man and woman were killed out
right, the boy dying soon after. The neo-
ple were in a covered wagon and became be-
wuoered by the shouts of warning from bv-
s tenders, and stopped the team on the track.
At that moment the train struck them. The
horse was killed and the wagon demolished.
Big Injuns lor the Paris " Ex."
Chicago, April 25. One hundred Sioux
Indians left Chicago yesterday morning via
tne Pennsylvania lines, en route to the Paris
exposition, with "Buffalo Bill's Wild West
show." Mai. John M Bnrka )..,
and picked the party, in which the Anthropo-
lugicai society 01 runs nas already expressed
interest Red Shirt Rock TUur 'n tcb-
and Medicine Horse are among the noted
cniem iney leave ew York city for Paris
on the "Persian Monarch'' April 27.
Bonfield's Sue or Appointed.
Chicago, April Frederick Ebersold.
at one time chief -at polios of this city, was
yesterday afternoon appointed by Mayor
uegier to do inspector or polios, vice John
Bon field, who was auBDandad soma waiira
since by Mayor Roche, and afterwards re-
Failure in the Leather Trade.
Boston, April 25. Rosooe M. Piaisted. in
the leather business at 244 Conaress street
under the firm name of Gnorge Piaisted &
Bon, has assiirned. Liabilities. KM 000 nf
which 17,000 are wholly or partially secured;
gooa assets a,uou, doubtful 16,00A
The Indiana Supreme Court Upsets Some
Indianapolis, April 25. The suureme
court handed down three opinions yesterday
afternoon, one affirming the decision of the
the court below in declaring unconstitutional
the board of control bill passed by the last
legislature. The bill bad sole reference to
IndianaDolia. and nktead thn vRrimm it.n.rt.
raents under one control. The principal point
lay in the allegation that it deprived the peo
ple of local self-government
The other decisions uiwnt thn nr,lin n
fire board bills of this city and Evansville
ior tne same reason. The result was antici
pated in Indianapolis, as the police authori
ties have refused to surrender to the new
boards, but in Evansville it will restore the
old condition of things. Judge Mitchell has
filed a dissenting opinion.
Cost 1,000,000, Sold for 9,0O0.
New York. April 25. The ereat Rdck-
away hotel that was erected several years
ago on Rockaway Beach at a cost of over
i,ju,uuo for a party of capitalists who
thOUffht thev SAW thnir nwwAV In m
Vear. was sold at auction mbint trtr eoo .
000 to C. EL Southard Co., dealers in sec
ond hand buildinga By the terms of the
sale Mr. Southard must remove the hotel
from its Dresent site bnfora Anril OA IftQft
. j -, .---,
and be must begin the work in ten days from
Debating the Beef Embargo.
Lansing. Mien.. Anril 25. The house vea-
terday put in all its time debating the anti
beef bill, but took no action. The senate
passed the anti-cigarette bill, and received
the report of the committee on establishing a
twine factory in the states prison. The re
port was lavoraoie.
Bay Stat Majority Acainat Drought,
BOSTON. Aoril 20. Returns are in from ail
aitie and towne nf IKn nfcatA ahiwfnv th
vote for and against tuo prohibition amend
meat so oe as xouows: ror. 88,jV0: against
138.4U5; majority ajrainst the amendment
Rejected Authoay Comatock's Kama,
BxooKLYK, N. Y., April 85. An applica
tion by Anthony Cojnstook for aotuabership
of U. a Grant post, Q. A- was rejected
Tuesday night, r black baOa being cast
The President's Method of Giv
ing Out Offices.
PHYSIOGNOMY BBOUGHT INTO TJSE,
Reinforced by a Searching Cross-Examlsr
atlon Friends ef Applicants Put lu the
Witness Box A Stylish IJttle Woman
and Her Novel Little Scheme A Place
That Goes Begging for a Good Reason
April soth Made a National Holiday
Capital Mews Items.
Washington Citt, April 25. President
Harrison is a physiognomist He has much
confidence in his ability to read character
through the expression of the human face.
While the throng of eager office-seekers press
upon him and pour their arguments into his
ear, the president is carefully reading their
countenances. In this way he forms an idea
of the men he has to deal with. Mr. Harri
son has been a senator himself, and knows
how they are cajoled or coerced into recom
mending parties for appointment of whom
tbey know little or have little confidence in.
He consults the congressmen of bis party,
but has almost as much confidence in bis own
judgment of human nature as in their recom
mendations. When be has studied a man's
face and cross-questioned him, if the impres
sion made is not favorable it would take a
great deal of argument and very strong in
fluence to make him think favorably of the
man for appointment
CroM-Questlonit Hh VUltorm.
Mr. Harrison is an accomjiliwUed cross-examiner.
He acquired this at the bar, and has
quite a reputation in the Indiana courts for
the sharpness of his questions. What he
can't make out of the candidate's face be en
deavors to learn by cross-questioning bis
backers. When a senator or member goes
to recommend the appointment of a constitu
ent for some office Mr. Harrison's first aim
is to ascertain by carefully put questions
whether the senator or member is really aux
ious about the matter. Sstisfiod as to this
he proceeds to discover his motive in asking
the appointment, and whether he really
knows the man. All this is done by diplo
matic questions. Mr. Harrison remembers
what he learns by this examination of the
multitudes. A hundred cases are brought to
his attention each day, but he seldom knows
what he will do in any of them until the mo
ment he is about to act He then sends for
the papers in a certain case. As he reads
over these his personal imnrmi in of thn mn.
didates goes a long way toward influencing
THEY VENERATE THE PRESIDENT.
A Fair Visitor Who Provided Herself with
Washington Citt. Anril 'Ji Not . fnw
of the visitors to the White House, especially
the women, have a positive feeling of venera
tion for the president, and some of them do
very odd things while under the influence . of
bis presence. The medal up to date is held
by a stylish little lady, a resident of New
York city. She was at the White House
yesterday waiting with the rest of the crowd
for the president to come down stairs to the
reception, when an idea hit her hard She
rushed up to an usher and Inquired as to the
whereabouts of the nearest glove store. The
information was given and off she dashed,
returning in fifteen minutes with a new pair
of gloves on her pretty bands. Scrupulous
lv avoiding contact with UlT nf thn nrnwl
she at last reached the president, and when
ue grasped her sum little fingers she brought
her left hand into service and completely in
closed the president's hand. She got a little
more shake than most of the rast of thn
others did. Then she took off the cloves and
wrapped them un careful I v in nnntf Ska
told Capt Densmore that she would keep
them under n glass case and that while aha
lived no other hands than bar own wnuM hn
privileged to touch them.
SMALL PAY FOR BRAINS.
The Salary Congress Provides for an Ac
Wash inoton Crrr, April 25. The Nautical
Almanac offlje has called on Civil Sarrica
Conimteeioner Lyman for a comuuter and
Mr. Lyman can't get one. A computer baa
to be thoroughly versed in hicber mathemat
ics and is engaged in complicated calcula
tions for the Nautical Almanac. The salary
is onlr fT:0 a vear with a clianra to rat toii
Congress pays 1 1,400 a year to men who
don't need to kuow anything men who sim
ply ojien doors and run errands, and in the
departments $1,200 and $1,400 salaries are
naid to clerks who need nnlr n irni-v nrtin.n
education, aud no unusual average ability,
uul is iue salary or a man who
must l ;n accomplished mathemati
cian. Mr. Lyman says that the poor
pay of suoh employes, who are re
auired to have knowledge of thn hi
matics, as contrasted with the compensation
oi ordinary cwrics, is one result of the long
continuance of the system of appointments
through political favor. The offices which
the ordinary political worker could fill were
provided with comfortable anlnrins Th
computer nover amounted to much in poli
tics, and bonce be was given a salary that
taxed his ability to the utmost In computing
now ue couia mate it cover nia expenses.
Made the 30th a National llolldar.
Washington Crrr, April 23k In his nroo-
lamation relative to the 80th of April the nree-
ident, in pursuance of the act of congress
passed on March 8 last, called on the people
oi the united states to assemble at their
places of worship and give thanks for -the
blessings showered on them since Washinir.
ton's inauguration. The wordincr of the nmn.
lamation was such as to make tha dav nn
uuwK&giving, ana not a national holiday.
thus preventing all per diem employes of the
the government receiving pay for the holi
day, though obliged to absent themselves
from work. In order that all per diem em
ployes of the United States may receive pay
for that day the president has iomnd n
amenuatory oraer m&King tne 30th a na
The Flag Ild Double Doty.
Washington City, April -26. Minister
Denby, at Peking, has notified the state de
partment that the emperor of China flummfid
the reins of eovernment March 4 In hi.
communication Deuby says: "The flag of this
legation was eievaiea lor the dnuhln mvnnn
of signalling the advent of the emperor to
power and Ui honor of the ceremony of lnn..
uration which was then transpiring at Wash
Urging the Necessity of Forestry Laws.
WAaaiNotpir City, Aprd 35. A deten
tion of the American Forestrv nnninni
eoinpvsed of gentlemen from all parts ef the
country, beaded by Governor Beaver, of
Pens sylvanio. who is resident of the con
gress, waited upon the president yesterday
ior me purpose oi engaging his attention In
uenau oi a sound Iotvst policy for the United
States. Senator Hawlev - accomnaniad thn
ueiegauon anu earnestly commended the ob-
jecte of the memorial presente-L ' The points
ureed bv the delegation wsro thn ' fnmilinr
ones, and were listened to with attention by
uie president. - - - ...
Will Make Suggestive Investigation.
Washington Crrr. Auril . Cant Dan
iel Morgan Taylor, of the ordnance, depart
ment ox the army, has been directed by the
secretary of war to make a report on the
concentration of the militia organisations at
the New York centennial on April 30. Capt
Tavlor will make an invnatication of tha u.
tional guards from the different states that
will be represented at the centennial to as
certain how lotur a time is necessarr for
them to concentrate; whether the different
organisations are properly equipped; in what
time bodies of different aisee could be OOO
cantrated in thn citv of New Vorlr and hnr
information bearing on the efficiency of tha
militia of the country. Capt Taylor will
Jce such recomrnendatious as be but
out em rm nmnrniiM
Evcar IIoumekecper s'uot'Lo Havx On;
any lady can operate them.
For Sala By
He invites the public
Tarlor Furniture which
of Measures Go Through the
Springfield, Ills., April 25. The senate
passed the bouse Chicago annexation bill yes
terday and dufeated the bill appropriating
f 10,000 for statues of Lincoln and Douglas
for the capitol building, and the bill appro
priating MO.OOOfor expenses of the Illinois
ana Aiicnigan canal. Bills appropriating
tfifl.650 for the univnrsirv nr. ITrhnnn nnt
f 1,000 for the State Dairymen's association
The house defeated the bill for the
benefit of Chicago, permitting justices
oi one appellate court to hold court
in another district when the said
district is overcrowded with work. The bill
making workingmen's claims tbird class in
stead of seventh in s-ntleinunts of estates was
passed, as wss the bill prohibiting other than
Grand Army men wearing the G. A. K.
badge, A resolution requiring the committee
having Charge of them to return to the house
the bills providing for the regulation of
charges for telephones and gas was laid over
under the rule. The bill amending the general
drainage law was passed.as was Craft's city
election bilL the aminvntinn hill k1
by the senate, and the appropriation of $1,000
luuieuaiiyman ! association. The general ap
propriation bill was taken up on motion to
reconsider the vote ty which it was defeated
Tuesday, the motion a.lppted, and the bill
passed. An attempt to take up the telephone
bill failed. The sunate joint resolution in
structing the Illinois delegation to try to se
cure legislation iu congress favorable to a
canal to connect Lakes Michigan and Su
perior was adopted. A number of bills were
advanced to second and third reading
THEY'RE ALL PLAYING BALL.
Thn National League OeU to Work for the
Chicago, April 25. The National League
base ball season opened yesterday with four
games. The New York club had to go over
to Jersey City to plav because Go Tsmnr Will
vetoed the bill passed by the New York leg
islature by which the club was to be permit
tod to use the Polo grounds for this season,
it having been proposed to run a street
through the grounds. The Chicago experts
signalized the day by losing to the Pittsburg
ers, the score beintr Chicara K Pittchnrcr fi
notwithstanding Chicago made twelve Lass
uics to nttBDurg eleven and no errors to
Pittsburg five. The other scores were as fol
lows: At Jersey City New York 7, Boston
8; at Indianapolis Cleveland 8, Indian
apolis 10; at Washington City Philadel
phia. t, Washington 4.
The Association games resulted: At Balti
more Brooklyn S. Baltimore 11; at Puila
delphia Athletic 7, Columbus 6.
estern league: At Denver Des Moines
7, Denver ft.
Ward signed the eontract with the New
York club hut night
New HampHhlre Timber Burning.
Mahchistkr, N. a, April 25 A destruc
tive forest fire is raging in the town of Au
burn, six miles east of here. Already 450
acres of timber land belonging to Ignatius T.
Webster. Luth T. Proctor Mn -T w Jkn.
son, H. P. Watte, and Charles Chase has been
uu.- ucu over, ana oou cords or cut wood and
much Valuahln Ktmiriino- tiTr.l 1....
destroyed. A large force is fighting the fire.
The Weather We Mav Expect
Washing-tow Citt. Anril a
tions for thirty-nix hours from 8 p.m. yester
day areas follows: For Iowa Kair, wan jar
weather; winds shifting to southerly. For Un-
ner Michiirnn anri Vl,.i r-..l . r
. wvudua x iur wea leF
preceded In Upper Michigan and eastern Vie
consin by rain; warmer; variable winds. Far
Lower Ml.-hittan Rain, followed by fair
weather; colder in the eastern and Warmer In
western portions: westerly winds. For Indiana
and Illinois Fair weather, preceded In norji.
ern Indiana and northern Illinois bv lhtht
rain; lower temperature, except In northwest.
ern Illinois warmer; southerly to easterly
Chicago, April f 1.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat No. t May, opened
and closed tiOVc; June, opened K6c closed
SWic; July, opened 7Se, closed 7c Cora
-No. May. opened 8tt$c. closed wigc;
June, opened 84ic closed Iftc; July, opened
8M$c, closed 3ic. Oats No. 3 Mav, opened
e."8C, closed June, opened and closed
53c; July, opened 23Hc closed Zfr-. Pork
May, opened $11.80, closed $11.85; June
openei JU.4SV4. closed fU.45; Julv opened
$11.60. closed U.5. Lard-May, opened
$6.80, closed $6.8
Live stock The Union stock yards reports
the following prices: How-Markst opened
only moderately active; light grades 5o lower
and other lots 10c lon er: licht grades, $4.81
4.85: rough packing. 4.453-1.80; mixed lota,
$4.lfc.75: heavy packing and shipping lota,
$4.K$4.7Sl Cattle-Dull; 810c lower; beere,
tatUil.tti; cows. $1.76(&3.1u; etockers, $.40&
8.50. Sheep Steady; weak; muttons, $4.00
Q-. corn fed westerns, 4.8ii.3J; lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creklisryJ
25c per ib. daries in lines, lSu18c; packing
stock, ll.&Ufc. EgKSStrictly fresh laid, lOo
per doz. Poultry Live chickens, &lOo par lb;
roosters, uc; turkeys, al8o; ducks. 10
1; geese. 7(i8c Potatoes Choice Burbanks,
3Jc per bu; Beauty of Hebron, aa7c; Karty
Kose a3te: sweet potatoes. $8.00 per bbL.
ApplesChoice greenings. SlJSjUoO nor bhl;
poor lota. U.-iail,OJt
New TOKt. April si.
Wheat-Irregular; No, 1 red state, Wo; No.
S do, Mc: No. 3 red winter May. So; do
June. 4Uc: do Julv. HiAi- Ar.
lorn bteady: No. t mixed cash. ftoi do
April. 4 c: do Mar. -4240: H Jnn. tauu.. j.
July. 444c. Oats-Stoady; No. 1 white state.
Mc. No. do. U4c; No. 3 mixed April.
k: do May. ac; do Jai.e wo, Ryn
Dnll. Harlev NoiuinnJt N, i wi
Pork Dull; new mua, $1:160(3.7 Lard
Quiet; May. $7.13; Juue. 7. ft.
Live Sto k: Cattl .ln.rkt rlnuJ V
and lowe- : common to atria l v n i...
$3.5034.75 V 100 ; bails and dry cowa. $13
.. oueep auu Lnunns uuu and lower for
a t except the est; unshorn shee,;, t&.UiiiA.Qo
V 104 tis: unshorn vanrlinm a 9.
"" r.aw isco. iiogs luu feeu
at TTnlnnd nralrt tTMa
Mat Tun-tay new $78.00.
Hay WUd. $B.0uais j. .
Oosl aofllletluud M.0
ordWeoa-Oak, $to; Hickory, $v
Btraw-ttOQ: baled S8.0Q.
Tb bowler takes naturallv to a rolling
ILLINOIS SOLONS AT WORK. I " !
Furniture the Finest,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Eichcst,
- IF- CORDE
to call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures all
he guarantees to be well made and
-The Largest sale of
ever held in the three cities.
Three Dollars and Fifty Cents
for Pantaloons that regularly sell for
Four and Five Dollars.
No Humbug! No Deception!
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St.,
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
l"8econd Bnd Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
ONLY S2.QO .A. DOZEN.
Photos on a
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC! STUDIO.
aud have soma of the latent aoveltiat of tbe teaton.
HAKELIER, Proprietor aud Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old studio, over McCabe's.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
m naa aaM. m
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
1623 Second Avenue.
UMU.IUICO till HIS
first-class Give him a
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravies, Etc. Coavunieat
for NURSES im bolliuir watur a delicious BEEF TEA
is Instantly provided. INVALIDS fill flud it appetUlUK,
glvtmr tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In convenient pack
ages Of both SOLID AND FEVIU EXTRACTS.
BY DRUGGISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IS ALL
Wot catalogues address
T. O. DUNCAN,
DUram t. Iowa.
Call and compare stocks.
GEIITH & SON,
opp. Masonic Temple,