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THE rROflg TBH&yp A'HGFTXB FRIDAY ABBIL 26, IIT39.
THE DAILY ARGUS
Friday. April 26, 1889.
The house committee on municipal
corporations bad llrely time, over the
bill regulating telephone charges, yester
day. At a slimly attended meeting of
the committee the previous day, a favor
able report to the house had been adopted,
but a motion for reconsideration carried
yesterday. Representative Hurst, of
this city, objected to the reconsideration,
saying that it was taking snap judgment
on the friends of the bill who, thinking
the measure had been disposed of, and
having received no notice of a motion to
reconsider, had not thought it necessary
to attend the meeting.
A warm discussion followed, when the
motion to reconsider carried by a vote of
8 to 4, Hurst voting in the negative.
The friends of the bill then resorted to
filibustering tactics in order to keep their
opponents from adopting an adverse re
port A compromise was finally effected
for an adjournment to this morning.
New Canal Commlaslonrra.
Yesterday Governor Fifer sent to the
senate three appointments for canal com
missioner. Among the disappointed ap
plicants is Mr. Walter Johnson, of the
Union, who had made quite an effort to
secure official recognition. A dispatch
to the Chicago Herald say 9:
Oovernor Fifer sent to the senate this
morning the names of John Ames, of La
Salle county, LoUis Hurt, of Cook, and
Clarence . Snively, of Fulton, as canal
commissioners. Ames and Hutt will be
confirmed without debate, but Snively
meets with opposition. The gentleman
waa the editor of a newspaper in Canton
and was for some time the postmaster of
the town. He is a very shrewd political
trader, and schemed his way into the last
republican national convention as a dis
trict delegate. Here he pretended to get
sick of Gresham, and the republicans had
to make him secretary of the delegation
and promise him all sorts of things to
keep him from bolting outright. He was
a delegate from Fulton to the republican
state convention, and. although the con
vention favored Clark Carr, Snively de
livered it to Fifer. He is anything but a
dolt, and deserves credit for eelting an
office worth $2,000 a year without any
thing but wind in his hand. There will
be a fight against him. He will probably
pull through, being Fifer's personal ap
pointment and having the administration
at his back. No one aside from Fifer is
to be held responsible for his selection.
Ceatral Church Choir Charming
The ladies' concert given under the
auspices of. the choir of the Central Pres
byterian church last evening and under
the direction of Prof. 8. T. Bowlby, waa
a charming affair, and was listened to by
an appreciative audience.
Part first opened with the rendition of
Rheinberger's "Mountain Brook" by the
ladies' quartette composed of Misses
Minnie Ranson, Annie Schnitger, Jennie
Fitz patrick and Mrs. Geo. Lambert.
Then there was a piano solo by Miss
Belle Folsom, Lcybacb's fantasie brilliant
"Norma," and a soprano solo by Mrs.
Geo. Lambert, Shelley's "Love's Sorrow. '
The "T. K." quartette of Davenport,
composed of Louis E. Enocke, Harry .
Downer, E. G. Peck and A. Atkinson,
ang "Annie Laurie," and Miss Belle
Folsom and Miss Cora Smith rendered a
piano duet, Gottschalk's "Overture de
Guillaume Tell." Next came a vocal
duet, Millard's "Come to My Heart," by
Misses Minnie Ranson and Annie Schnit
ger, and as a concluding number of the
first part, Miss May Richards played "On
Blooming Meadows," from Rive King.
Part two opened with a selection by
the Bleuer boys' philharmonic quartette
composed of Messrs. Edward Bleuer,
. Robert Bleuer, David Bleuer and Charles
Bleuer and a soprano solo from Eckert's
"Swiss Echo Song," by Miss Minnie
Ranson. The "T. K." quartette gave
"Silent Night. Holy Night." and Prof.
Jacob Reuter rendered as a violin solo,
Sarsate's "Fantasie de Faust." Follows
ing this was a soprano solo by Miss An
nie Schnitger, Toste's "Bid Me Good
Bye," and Miss Stena Oltman played the
2d Raphsodie Hongoroise, from Liszt.
Rheinberger's "Good Night," by the
ladies' quartette served as a closing num
ber. Prof. Bowlby and Mrs. Fred
Schmidt acted as accompanists.
Every number was given exquisitely
and the encores were many. The entire
concert was one of the highest merit.
Mtreet Car Improvement.
8u.pt. Schnitger has already purchased
about fifteen new horses and is buying
others aa fast as he can get them to re
place those destroyed in Tuesday night's
A full equipment of open and closed
cart baa been ordered for the entire sys -tern,
not more than fifteen of the old ones
In the three cities being regarded by Mr.
Schnitger as fit for his improved service.
There will be between fifty and sixty
new ones, and the open cars for summer
will be here as soon as they can be made.
A. Studer, one of the veteran drivers
of the Rock Island & Moline line, whose
car and Stock which he had driven for
many years was destroyed Tuesday night,
is doing temporary duty on a blue car
now. Studer will be put back on the red
line again as soon aa new cars arrive.
He is a number one driver.
Additional cars have now been put on
giving a through service now between
the lower end of Rock Island and Rivers
aide cemetery, Moline, with transfer at
Thirty-fifth street for those going up
over the old line.
Stats of Umo, Crrr or Toledo.
Lucas County, 8. S. j
Fran 1 J. Cheney makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and State af ores
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 Hall's Catarrh
Cube. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6lh day of December,
A.D., 86. A. W. GLEASGN,
l seal I
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly np'on the blood and
mucus surfaces' of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. ' 7. J. CHENEY &
CO., Toledo, O.
sGTSold by druggists, 75c
BARGAIN SALE AT THE WHY.
For Friday, April M aa Matarday,
April 87, Only.
100 children's suits, nicely made, coats
pleated, for this sale $1.22, well worth
Beautiful pattern calico waists, for
this sale, only 6 cents.
25 and 85 cent quality, knee pants, for
this sale, only 16 cents.
Percale waists, pleated front and back,
for this sale. 23 cents .
Our $1 Star sbirt-waists, for this sale,
(1.25 Star shirt-waists, for this sale,
Blue and gray sailor suits, with em
broidered collars, for this sale 75 cents.
Fifty dozen more of those nobby crush
h ats, worth $1, for this sale 40 cents.
$7.68 will buy- an all wool cheviot
mans' suit, beautiful pattern regular
value $12 50.
Always to the front $2.78 for a men's
suit; well worth double.
A good pants for working men, lined
throughout, for 65 cents.
A heavy Rockford sock for 65 cents a
dozen; sold elsewhere for one dollar per
25 cents will buy a blue overall worth
Painters take notice 25 cents for a
white overall with apron.
"Why" One Price Clothing House,
Second and Main streets, Davenport,
Friday, April 26tb.
At the Theatre.
Benedict & Revel's Star Magnets at
Harper's theatre last evening reaped the
unfortunate consequences of the per
formance of the impostors traveling as
the "Sho" company, who were here
Wednesday night. Last night's enters
tainment was meritorious in all re
spects, but there was not a large au
dience present. It is of the variety or
der in one sense, as the programme is
made up of wonderful feats and genuine
wit, and including nothing that would be
repulsive to the most appreciative and
refined tastes. Benedict, the magician,
while performing some old tricks, h is a
large list of new and novel ones, and all
be does is with a skill that is amazing.
H's sleight of hand feats and other tricks,
in full view of the audience, won him the
deserved plaudits, while his Parisian
sensation, "Dreamland," was a beauti
ful and difficult piece of work, that
brought forth the most enthusiastic ap
plause. Prince Celeste's slack wire act and
Owen Cunnigham's contortion feats were
marvelous, while Edwin Warren, the
eccentric comedian, was witty and orig
inal. By special request the entertainment is
to be repeated tomorrow with afternoon
and evening performance. .
Tonight there is to be an extraordinary
musical treat when the Swedish Ladies'
National Concert company is to give one
of its famous entertainments. The com
pany also has America's greatest mimic
and refined humorist, Edinon T. Phelan.
This company gave an entertainment at
Moline last night and it is spoken of in
the highest praise.
Vaut Xlcht'N r'ire.
The big blaze in the upper end of town
at 8 o'clock last night and the alarm from
the Fifth ward was caused by the de
struction by fire of the old eye sore, the
tumble down brick building on the west
side of Twenty-third street between
First and Second avenues. Mr. W. B.
Hill has used it of late for storing hay
and about twelve tons were in it last
night, the property of Seth Eddy, of
Erie. The old shell has been a roost for
tramps of late and it is supposed that one
of these ornaments to society set it on
fire with his pipe. The loss is about
The fire departments got out as soon as
could be expected, but as usual the com
panies were delayed in consequence of
haying to haul their carts - through the
streets by hand. The Franklins were
out exercising and started up town on a
gallop but the horse's collar broke and
they were obliged to turn back.
Advrrtlned Lint or letters So. IN.
List of letters uncalled for at the PoeiofMce at
Hock Island. Iioctc Island county, Illinois,
April 2S, lttt.
Anderson Lather Highly Hiss Ellen
Chaagnnew Mrs J W McAnnie Tbomey
Braun H McCormack Aim N
Byrne Miss Eat M Newbury Charlie
Corcoran J T Palmer Mrs Maggie
Edgar .Mis Maggie Pilot Ambrose
Eiper Anthony Htmet John
HavenhfllJohn Thomas B K
Halbrook Mrs H B Watson Lucy A
Willis O U
Give the number of the list when calling for
advertised letters. A. HUEsING, P. M.
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 remes
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, 50 cents. At all
When you want fine carpets and draper
ies, at prices that make others wish they
were out of the business, that the Ads
ams Home Furnishing House, 322 Brady
St., Davenport, is the place to get them.
AN IDEAL MAN WANTED
For Ijtml Ofllce Commissioner Stone, of
Iowa, Mle Assistant.
Washington City, April 20. The presi
dent yesterday appointed ex-Governor Will
iam N. Stone, of Iowa, assistant commission
er of the general land office.
Tbe appointment as assistant commissioner
is disappointing to that pentluman and his
friends and a surprise to many others, for it
was generally supposed be would be made
commissioner. The president, however, had
another in view, and despite the urgent so
licitation of Senator Allison be refused to do
better by Mr. Btone to give him the second
position. "Mr. Stone is too old a man for so
responsiblo and arduous a position as com
missioner," said tbe president. "I don't want
to appoint any one who is more tban 45 years
"1 think I understand you," replied Mr. Al
lison. "You want a man of 45 with the ex
perience aud wisdom of a man of 60. Am I
"You have caught my idea exactly," said
Senator Allison smiled. ''You want too
much, Mr. Harrison, and I am afraid you
will not be nbie to get the ideal man you are
after. If he had been in the United States
last year tbe people would have found him
and made him president"
Mr. Allison got up and went out Two
hours later his candidate was appointed as
A 97 overcoat is a beap warmer tha
the ticket for a fur trimmed one.
Striking for tie Strip)
Ex-Congrussman Weaver Gives
the Settlers Advice.
WORK PROVIDED FOB THE TROOPS.
Three Thousand Boomers on the Cherokee
Lands by Weaver's Counsel A Baby
Born In w Wagon Noteworthy Occur
rences In i he New Settlements The
First HarvrU Raised Is a Ml Crop of
Lawsuits Tbe Enterprising Marshals.
GcTHBiK, I. T., April 26. A mass meeting
of settlers, con posed largely of disappointed
boomers, was addressed by Congressman
Weaver yeste -day afternoon. He advised
them to move into the herokee strip, break
land, and begin other permanent improve
ments. "The tioldierj," he said, "will come
to drive you oi t, and when they do you can
lay down your shovels and ploughs and say:
'I bow to the majesty of the law;' but you
must also say before you resign the land of
your choice: 'I will leave the Cherokee strip
when the cattlemen go.' They have no rights
Gen. Weaver added that President Cleve
land encouraged all their improvements, and
if the United States military had not been
swayed by poli ical forces the strip would
have been free it cattle barons and open to
white set tiers to-day.
Following; Weaver's Advice.
The ex-congressman's words were received
with rousing c beers, and hundreds of men
are leaving Okl ahoma to follow his advice. It
was estimated ihat 3,000 homesteaders had
broken soil iu t be strip. Three companies of
cavalry are nof out acoutinf, with orders
to remove them to Kansas or Oklahoma, and
it looks as if they will have employment for
several months to come.
. HE SSTTLERS AT KINGFISHER.
Vmw Town Site Claimed Increase In the
Kansas Crrr, Mo., April 20. A Times
special from Kingfisher says that three more
companies of i:ifantry have been ordered
there to be commanded by Capts. Auman,
Cavanaugh, and Chance. There is no disor
der and the troops are sent merely as a pre
The First New Citizen in Town.
The first baly was born yesterday. It
first saw tbe light of the world in a wagon,
and was christened Oklahoma Lewis. The
parents are from Texas.
A number of settlers have claimed the
north half of this section as a town site and
have named it Kingtlsuer. They have electr
ed a mayor ami council, and are runniug in
opposition to the original Kingfisher.
John A. Blair, secretary of the Cherokee
Live Stock ass iciation, and three others
have entered a section between here ami the
itrip line. It is said that the Rock Island
railroad will bui d a station on the site.
Did It With Bis Little Hatchet.
One of the Blair party who paid fciO for a
lot was chased of by a settler who hud first
tuken possession The settler was armed
with a hatchet There are three or four con
tests on nearly e ery claim and the land law
yers are preparing for a harvest Reports
of murders come in, but none of them have
been substantiated, aud it is believed that
not a man has bom killed.
They Don't Believe Gen. Merrltt.
Geu. Merritt's report, in his dispatches to
Washington City, regarding the number of
people iu Oklahoma is considered incompre
hensible. The estimate here is that fully 13,
900 people are now in Guthrie, and more than
50,000 in the territory. Nearly twice as many
as he allows for the whole territory loft Ar
kansas City alone and are still pouring in.
Opened the Meeting; with Prayer.
At the meeting of tbe committee of citi
zens Wednesday t hree ladies requested that
before proceeding be had a prayer might lie
offered. This was acceded to and Ilwv. W.
H. Peuk, of Winfield, was honored with hav
ing made the tlrst prayer in any public meet
ing held in Oklahoma.
Miss ItaUy Gets Her Claim.
Minette Daisy, tbe Kentucky newspaper
woman, left Purcnll on Tuesday for Guthrie
with the avowed intention of securing a
claim, and the a 1 vices are she succeeded
after riding a race with the soldiers and hid
ing in the timber between Puroell and Okla
A Harvt st of Litigation.
Washington City, April 20. Commis
sioner Stockslager, of the general land olllce,
yesterday said that from present indications
the contests over land claims in Oklahoma
would ultimately involve nearly every quarter-section
of land in that territory. This
being tbe case he thought it probable that
the department w ould make the Oklahoma
contest cases a ser arate class and dispose of
them at once. Otherwise, in the ordinary
course of business, it would likely be eight
een months or two years before they could
The Telegraph Line Advancing.
St. Louis, Mo, April 20. A dispatch
from Ponco, on th Santa Fo railroad, in the
Ponco reservation, thirty miles south of Ar
kansas City, Kan., says the Western Union
Telegraph company has reached that point
with a second wire and will extend it to Pur
cell as fast as men and means can get it there.
This wire is very much needed and will
greatly facilitate tbe getting of news from
Tbe Marshals To Be Investigated.
Washington Citt, April 2ti. Secretory
Noble has directed n investigation of the re
ports that government officials had used their
authority as officiais to secure entry to land
in Oklahoma territory,
Resolved in Favor of a Service Pension.
Dayton, O., April 20. The Ohio encamp
ment, G. A. R., fleeted Gen. Samuel H.
Hurst, of Cbillicothe, department com
mander, and passed resolutions favoring a
pension of (8 per month to every soldier,
with 1 cent per day per month in addition
for all over ninety -lays' service. Mrs. Will
iam Herron, of Cincinnati, was elected pres
ident of the Woman's Relief corps of Ohio.
. In the Roman Catbo-
lie congress yestet
ment of tbe papacy.
day, Professor Sanchez
denounced Italy's treat
The action of the con
e alrm in government
b prelates promised to do
gross is creating soi
circles, as tbe Spani
nothing that would
tend to irritate King
A New Explosive Gets in Iu Work.
Niw York, April 26. The factory at
Harrison, N. Y., wl ere the new explosive
emmensite is manufactured, was blown up
last night Newton Emmens, a son of the in
ventor, and a fire ma a named Charles Ander
son, were badly Injured. Tha explosion was
caused by a fire in tim works.
Struck m 3uaher of OIL
Pittsburg, Pa., April 26. A gusher oil
well was struck n jar Legronville, on the
Fort Wayne road, nineteen miles from this
city, yesterday. Wlien the sand was tapped
the oil spurted 115 t set in the air, aud it is
now flowing about TOO barrels a day. No
provision was made to save tbe oil, aud it is
estimated that 7,001 1 barrels will be wasted
before arrangements are completed to tank it
Patrick Eg an Banqueted.
Lincoln, Neb. 26. The Lincoln branch of
the Irish National leiigue tendered a banquet
at the Capitol bote to Hon. Patrick Egan,
the newly appointed minister to Chili, last
evening. Over thres hundred plates were
laid, and numerous i responses to toasts were
made by prominent citizens of Lincoln and of
Notes of the 1'aris Exposition.
PARIS, April 86. The municipal commit
tea on the exhibition fetes will distribute
400,000 francs among the poor of Paris.
President Carnotkas received tha electri
cian Edison with stbreme cordiality, and
holds almost daily oo l venations with him. ;
THE CENTEHNIAL AT NEW VOftK.
Preparation fat Houiug the Crowds Tbe
Decorations Uolng Up. .
New York, April 26. Preparations for
the reception of the si tors attending tbe
centennial are being rapidly pushed forward.
Guests are arriving hourly, while requests
for accommodations from all points continue
to pour in. The hotels are already filled.and
thousands of applications for accommoda
tions are in the hands of the hotel-keepers'
committee. If possible the applicants will
be furnished with quarters at boarding
houses and dwellings that have yet some
room to spare.
Facilities for Sight Seeing.
Every facility for sight-seeing - will be af
forded the visitors. Even at mnny of the
summer resorts that do not open tbe regular
season for a month yet preparations are be
ing made to accommodate all who come.
J une 15 is the usual time for opening the sea
son at Coney Island, but in order to accom
modate the visitors the Brighton Beach hotel
will be thrown open on Sunday next
The Flag Files Everywhere.
The city is rapidly taking on a holiday ap
pearance. AU is bustle. From bouse to
house all over town flies the national em
blem, while the facades are almost hidden in
bunting. Tbe triumphal arches under which
tbb parados will pass are rapidly approach
ing completion. Along the route immense
stands have been erected at numerous points
calculated to hold thousands of jieople. By
Saturday night it is believed everything will
be in readiness and that the city will present
an appearance never before equalled by any
city iu tbe Union.
Byrnes After the Thieve.
Inspector Byrnes has started to rid the city
of professional thieves. Wednesday night
he instructed his men to arrest every thief
on sight Over fifty thieves had been
bagged by morning. They comprised hotel
thieves, "badgers," pick-pockets, highway
men and sneaks.
LEGISLATION AGAINST ADULTERATION
The Illinois Lawmakers Pass Some Pro
hibitive Measures Other Bntlness.
Springfield, Ills., April 2a The senate
passed the bill yesterday prohibiting the sale
of adulterated dairy products, flour and gro
ceries and refused to concur in tho house
amendments to the general appropriation
bilL The vote by which the appropriation
for the Illinois and Michigan canal was de
feated Wednesday was recousidered and the
bill passed. The governor announced the
following appointments as canal commis
sioners: John Ames, of LaSalle county, and
Ixrnis Hutt and Clarence E. Snively, of Cook.
The death of E. M. Haines, late representa
tive iu the assembly from the Eighth district,
having bwn announced, resolutions iu honor
of the deceased were adopted and the senate
The bouse adopted a rule to meet hereafter
at 9 a. m., instead of 10 a. ni. A motion to re
consider the vote by which the bill fixing the
legal status of trades unions was inmie un
finished business was defeated. A bill pro
viding a line of from tM to .'iO for selling
adulterated lard as pure lard wus passed, as
was tbe bill to prohibit the manufacture and
sale of adulterated liquors. The bill to pur
chase uud equip a militia camp iu the north
ern rt of the state was dul'cuted, which en
raged the Chicago meruliers, who succeeded
in getting the appropriation for the militia
cut down from f 10,000 to $)0,(KW. Notice
of a motion to reconsider was given. Reso
lutions of regret at the death ol Representa
tive Humes were adopted, and the bouse ad
journed. COLORED FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
A New Movement Anions; the Negroes Start
ed in South Carolina.
Baltimore, April '.'a The Hun's special
from Charleston, S. C, says: '"The Colored
Farmers' National Alliance uud Co-operative
Uuiou was organized yesterday in Union
county, this state. Its objects are to elevate
the colored people of America by teaching
them to love their country and their homes;
to care more for their helping and destitute,
and to labor more earnestly for tbe education
of themselves in agricultural pursuits; to be
come better farmers and laborers, aud less
wasteful in their methods of living; to be
more obedient to civil and criminal law,
and to withdraw their attention from polit
ical partisanship, and become better citizens.
The presidout and organizers say iu an ad
dress: Politics Have Matte Them Weary.
"It is by no means a political organization.
The condition of things and our present situ
ation satisfy us that our happiness and fort
une are not in politics. We have been so
often deceived by political tricksters until
our hope is lost We have been looked upon
as political prey long enough. We exjiect
through this alliance to let all parties know
that our ruce is no longer a missionary field
for politii'iuns. The organization is not to
work against the white man, for his interest
is our interest."
Turf Record for a Day.
Lexington, Ky., April 20. At the races
here yesterday the winners were: Labrador,
mile, 1:07; Bravo, mile, l:17?i;Catalpa,
mile, 1:32; Castaway, mile. 1:3-'.
Memphis, Tenn., April 2C. The leading
horses at the races here yesterday were the
following: Unite, mile, 1:17; Syntax, 1
mile, 1:,V; Wrestler, 'mile, 0:50'; Brown
Princess, 1s miles, 1:08; Clara Moore,
Washington City, April 20. Races nt
Ivy City yesterday ostpoued rain. Entries
PostnflW-e Inspector Appointed.
Washington City, April 20. Division
postoftice department inspectors were yester
day apKinted as follows: George A. Dice,
of Illinois, headquarters at St Louis, vice B.
F. Gulic, resigned ; W. C. Baird and J. D.
King, of Illinois, and 1. O. Culver, of Cali
fornia, postofhee inspectors who were re
moved by Postmaster Cfeneral Vilas, have
beeu reinstated by Postmaster General
Wanamaker, iu accordance with civil service
rule No. 10.
Socialists Convicted in Germany.
London, April 2fl. Socialist Begerle,
Pfalzgraf and Si-bump wore found guilty at
the Frankcntbal assizes yesterjny aud sen
tenced to two years and six months each in
prison. Tbe charge against them was the
circulation in Germnny of The Freie Presse
Serial, an organ of tbe Social Democrats
printed in London.
Heavy Robbery of German Mall.
London, April 20. A mail car uttached to
a tram running between Frankfort
and Mtyence, Alsace, was discovered on its
arrival at the latter place Wednesday, to
have been robt?d of registered letters con
taining an aggregate amount of 00,000 marks.
Tbe robbers have not yet been arretted.
EXPLOSION OF NAPTHA.
One Man Fatally Injured and Two Others
Chicago, April 20. A tremendous explo
sion which shook the entire west side of the
city and shattered windows for blocks
around, took place at 9 o'clock last night in
the yards of the Chicago, Milwaukee aud St
Paul railway, at Rockwell and Ohio streets.
Nicholus Nelson, an employe of Kees &
Thayer, lime quarry operators, drove up to
tbe tracks and besan filling bis tank wagon
with nnptha from a huge iron tank
on a flat-car, to use in tho quarry. A spark
from bis lantern, pipe, or cigar touched the
fluid, and a terrible explosion followed. Nel
son was blown fifty feet and fatally injured.
Both horses wore killed and the wagon blown
to atoms. A switchman was badly cut, and
a freight brakeman had a leg broken. The
car and switch shanty caught fire, but the
blaze was soon extinguished.
They Needn't Hire a lawyer.
Washington City, April 26. War vet
erans, who are entitled . commutation for
the loss of tbe use of their limbs by disease,
or injury, are now filing their claims in vast
numbers. It is stated at the office of the
surgeon general of the army that a consider
able percentage of tbe money which congress
intended for these disabled soldiers is unnec
essarily wasted in attorneys' fees. Notice is
given tnat all such claims can be settled by a
letter to the surgeon general of the army,
without incurring any expense to the claim
Death ofOL Haines
The Well-Known lilinoisan Ends
A BUSY LITE SUDDENLY CLOSED.
His Struggle for an Education and How
He Obtained One The "Italance of
Power" In Two Legislatures and a Con
stitutional Convention Characteristic
of the Man Reticence as to His Ago
Historical and Other Literary Work.
Waukegan, Ills., April SC. Hon. E. M.
Haines, membor of the Illinois legislature,
died at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at his
home in this city. Mr. Haines bad been quite
ill for some timo past from paralysis, but was
thought to lie recovering up to within a few
moments of bis death.
Mr. Haines bad been ill evnr since the elec
tion lust November, and his death, though
not a surprise to his intimate friends, will be
a cause of deep regret to many. He was born
in Oneida county, New York, about 68 years
ago. At the age of 6 years he lost bis
father, and was then sent to live with a
farmer iu tbe neighborhood, and re
mained there five years. Ho then strarted
for tbe west in company with bis brother,
John C. Haines, going to Chicago, which
was then a place of only 500 inhabitants.
About a year afterward be went to what is
now Lake county, and worked at farming
for several years. Although having but lit
tle spare time to devote to the attainment of
an education, he succeeded in securing some
text-books, and by tbe improvement of nis
leisure moments managed to acquire a fair
knowledge of the Knglish branches and also
of the Latin and German lnnguages. Con
tests for lands in Lake county, which was
not at that time surveyed, turned his atten
tion to law, and be obtained some law books
and becan readme law. He betran the
practice of his profession in Wauke
gan, and remained there till about
tirou, wnen ne openea an onice in
Chicago. In 1S5 lie prepared a compilation
of the laws of Illinois relating to township
organization. The value of this work was
such that tbe legislature ordered a copy of
it for the public offices in every township in
the state. It had a very large private sale.
He compiled similar works lor the states of
Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin and Minne
sota. In the same year he wrote a treatise
on "The Powers and Duties of Justices of the
Peace of Illinois," which is a standard au
thority on that subject
Mr. Haines bad beoii a eonpieuous figure
in Illinois politics. He was first elected to
the house of representatives iu 1-08, and with
the exception of a few years bad been a mem
ber of every legislature since. He was speaker
of the bouse iu 1S75, and held the tuilanceof
power, which be also held in 1(SS0, and was
In 1870 he was a memlier of the constitu
tional convention, and in that also be held
the balance of Kwer. Ho wielded it with an
exasperating coolness and a parliamentary
tact that compelled the admiration even of
those most bitterly opposed to him and his
methods. Iu speech he was incisive and
forceful, and in the matterf expedients be
was seldom at a loss even for a moment He
could filibuster with remarkable adroitness,
bis obstructing processes during tbe famous
debate on the question of high license having
attracted more than local notice. Originally
a Democrat, he espoused the Anti-Monopolist
cause wben that lecame prominent in the
state, and after that time be acted as an iu
dejiendent Among the peculiarities of Mr. Haines m:qr
lie noted his reticence regarding bis age. This
he kept strictly to himself, aud not even his
own daughter kuows the date of bis birth,
but it is believed that he was about OS. He
was often beset by biographers, but he evaded
all questions, and, while perfectly willnig to
talk for hours about the Indians or about
general affairs, he would say absolutely
nothing about bis own life.
His work on tbe Indians was in preparation
for more than fourteen years. It is one of
tbe most ambitious and ierbaps the most sat
isfactory history of Uie red man that has
ever beeu written, and it certainly contains
a vast fund of valuable information, the re
sult of personal association with the various
ludiun trilies of the middle west He fre
quently spent bis summers with the red meu,
aud be acquired a complete knowledge of the
various Iudian dialects.
At the time of his death he was engaged on
a history of Illinois, the materials for which
he had been collecting for ninny years. It
was his unremitting literary labors that
broke him down.
The Scores on the Ilaiuond.
Chicago, April 26. The Anson club were
unlucky aj;ain yesterday, tbe Pittsburgers
doing them once more. League scores were:
At Pittsburg Chicago 4, Pittsburg 5: at
Jersey City New York 11, Boston 10; at
lndiauaMIis Cleveland 10, Indianapolis 4.
American association: At Kansas City
Louisville Kansas City 10; ut Brooklyn
Columbus !, Brooklyn W game called dark
ness; at SL Louis Cincinnati 5, Bt Louis
Other gomes of the League and Association
Western L-asue: At Omaha St Paul 7,
Omaha 6: at Denver Milwaukee 4, Denver
13; at Sioux City Minneapolis 7, Sioux
Conference About Democratic Postmasters
Washington City, April 20. First As
sistant Postmaster C- noral J. S. Ciarkson
was closeted with tde president for some
time yesterday and in their uninterrupted
privacy they discussed a matter of consider
able iinjKirtnnce, viz., the removal or reten
tion of Democratic postmasters whose terms
have not expired. The same matter will be
taken up by tbe cabinet, and some general
rule will be laid down by which depart
mental executiouers are to be ordinarily gov
erned. . .
Ietailed fur Iowa I Diversity.
Washington City. April 26. Second
Lieutenant George W. Bead, of the Fifth
cavalry, has lieen detailed as professor of
military science and tactics at the Iowa
State University, Iowa City, to take effect
July 1, 1N, and will so journey as to reach
the university and reort by June 12.
The Sunday Rest Mov. ment Progresses.
Montreal, April 20. Oeneral Manager
Hickson, of the Grand Trunk railway, has
ordered thut no freight trains be run on Sun
day except those carrying live stock and
perishable goods. It is stated that the Dela
ware and Hudson River rail way is also in
sympathy with the movement
Funeral or a Feminine Monstrosity.
Dover, N. II , April M. Tho funeral of
Mrs. D. C. M. Pierce, the "big woman," took
place yesterday afternoon. It required eight
persons to plat ) the body iu the casket, and
all the trimmings, baudltw, etc., had to be re
moved to allow th-" casket to pass through the
Michigan and Dressod IteeL
JLassixo, Mich., April 20. After amend
ing the anti-dressed beef bill in one or two
particulars yesterday, the house reached a
vote and (ailed to puss it, the vote being .VJ
ayes and 84 noes, lacking Ave votes of the
necessary number to get through. Its
friends concede that it cannot pnss the sen
ate. Called on Boolongjalre.
London, April 20. Lord Alcester and
Lord Randolph Churchill were among tbe
callers upon Gen. Boulanger yesterday.
Lord Randolph remained in conversation
with tbe French exile half an hour.
The Weather We Mav Expect.
Washington Citt, April 86. The ludirv
tiona for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yester
day are as follows: For Iowa Fair weatht?,
followed in western portions by light rain;
warmer southerly winds, followed in west
ern portions by colder westerly winds.
For Upper Michigan and Wisconsia Fair,
warmer weather; variable winds. For Indi
ana, Lower Michigan - and Illinois Fair,
warmer Weather; southerly windg
The bowler takes naturally to a rolling
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OUT OF roUXNO FRAME.
Will Save yon Money, Time and Labor.
Evtky Housekeeper Should IIavx Ok1
cy ludy coo operate them.
For Sale By
EE. IF1- COBDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
He invites the public to call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures all Lis own
Parlor Furniture which he guarantees to be well made and first-class Give him a call.
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. ?SS!5!5!!5'- -
Joseph Dion, tbe hidiardist, is insane with
out hopes of recovery.
It is stated that on April 30 it will be an
nounced that the king of Holland resumes his
The yneht Coronet, owned by Mr. R, T.
Bush, bas reached New York after a sail
around the world.
Oliver Shepherd, a boy living near Cham
pion, Ind., was chfised lor a mile by a black
The New York senate Thursday night
passed the excise commission bill by a vote of
17 to 14. It is a high-license measure.
Jamos Connor and James Harris were
killed at Homer, Mich., by a premature ex
plosion of dynamite Thursday morning.
The Connecticut house has voted to recede
from its former vote and concur with the
senate in submitting to the people the prohib
Ex-President Cleveland has written to The
Charleston World denying a report that he
had said he would not accept the Democratic
nomination in l&rj.
Emperor William has invited the marine
artist Salzman to accompany himself ard
King Oscar of Sweden on their trip to tbe
North Cape in August.
A man named Gordon living near Anna,
Ills., was whipped with switches until be
f nintod Wednesday night, by a band of
Frankin Bjornsen, a Swedish maiden,
was one of the DanmarL's iiassenpers rescued
by the Missouri She was coming over to
join her lover, and Thursday she was wel
comed by him, a young physician, at St
Herman Voker, of Newark, N. J., while on
a spree Thursday night,shot at and attempt d
to kill his wife and t wo children, and when
an officer was struggling with him another
shot was accidentally fired, which wounded
Mrs. Voker in the leg. Voker was locked up.
At a meeting of farmers at Bloomington,
Ills., to protest against the alleged twine
trust, Editor Perrian. of The Prairie Farmer,
told them that tbe alleged trust was a fig
ment of the imagination, the scarcity of raw
material being the cause of the advance la
Suicided in Full lrees.
New York, April 20. Oliver P. Lewis,
aged ill, clad in full dress suit, with a white
rose in his button -hole, climlted over the
iron railing of t :e Contra! park reservoir
yesterday morning, jumped into the water
and drowned himself. He had spent the
night at tbe Murray Hill hotel, wbere he had
written a uumlier of notes to relatives and
friends informing them of Lib intentions,
and about the time that the reservoir em
ployes were pulling his body out of the water
the police were sending out a general alarm
in the hope of preventing tbe suicide. Lewis
w as a clerk and had social ambitions out of
proportion to bis salary, and it is supposed
that this impelled him to suicide.
I'aliuer's Friend Diue Him Farewell.
Detroit, Mich., April 26. The newly ap
pointed minister to Spain, ex-Senator Palmer,
was tendered a farewell banquet at the Rus
sell house last night by tbe citizens of Detroit
irresjieetive of party. It was a brilliant af
fair aud continued to a late hour. Among
tbe part ici pats were Oovernor Luce, Senator
McMillan. Congressman Chipman, Presideut
Angell (of tbe university), ex Governor Bald
win, William E Q .imby, James F. Joy,
James H. Stone, H. B. Ledyard, Alfred Rus
sell, and many other prominent citiseus of
The Creditors Receive 0 Ter Cent.
Washington Citt, April 20. The aoting
comptroller of tbe currency has declared a
second dividend of 50 per rent, in favor of
the creditors of the Lowell National bauk, of
Michigan, which failed Sept, 11, 18S8. This
makes in all per cent jwid to the creditors
of the liank on claims proved amounting to
Chioaoo, April 85.
Following were tbe quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat No. 2 Msy. opened
81c, closed K)'e; June, opened Hc. closed
814c; July, opened TSJc, closed TwJic. Corn
No. S May. opened 3t&6c, closed 'fMic;
June, opened 35e, ctosed 3Tgc; July, opened
354c closed avc. Oats No. i! May, opened
and closed 2;4c; June, opened and closed
SMfii July, opeued sWhjc, closed Zic'. Pork
May, oissned $11.0, closed 811.60s June,
openet 11.55, closed 11.6'; July, opened
11.67, closed $11.65. Lard-May, opened
$6.80, closed $6.85.
Live stock The Union otock Turds mparts
the following prices: Hogs Market openea
active and firm at yesterday's decline; light
grades, $4.6 rough packing. 4.40&4.SD:
mixed lots, 4.5f-.4.?0: heavy packing and
shipping lots, $4.504.7 . Cattle-Steadier;
beeves, lKXr to prime, 3.454.40; fancy. $4,o4
4.70: cnWK- M 7.V3.H IV . tti.,Aii
. -. " , d,. iv,?, a, v -wqa, ii-uv.
Sheep Quiet: bids lower; natives. wooled, $4M
ep.h shorn, $3. we terns, wooled,
t4.U&4.u; laml, $5.0 ,0i.OO.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
ISc per lb. dariea in lines, 15&lSc; packing
stock, HfS,12c. Kggs Strictly fresh laid. 10c
per dos. Poultry Li ve c hicken. tt.lfc&luc per lb:
roosters, f.c: turkeys. n,13c; ducks, 10
13c; geese. T;vc. Potatoes Choice iWbanks,
StfUWc per bu: Beauty of Hebron, EftiiTc: Karly
Iiose Mov; sweet potatoes. $3W per bbU
Apples Choice greenings, SlJiiai.iJ per bbl;
Poor lots. uc&9l,Udt.
New York. April 25.
Wheat-Quiet: No. 1 red state, Kks; No.
do, MKr: No. 2 red winter May, Kio; do
June, Mi?: do July, Kisjc. Corn -Steady; No.
- mixed ciuhIi, 45,-; do April, 4ic: do Mry,
42c; do Junt. 42J4c Ouls Steady; No. 1
white state, ; No. 2 do, :014c; No. 2
mixed April, ;4cx do May. tSc: do June.
2sc It ye Dull. Barley Quiet. Pork Dull;
new mess, f UXttit-UJiK Laid-Quiet; May,
$7.1 ; .Imie, it. 6; .inly. $73).
Liv Stoc:: Cattle No trading: dr-Rsedbef,"
dull: ordina-y 1 o primo eid. a, tt,7- V t. To
lay's ca-le a ivices from London and Liver
pool quote n f ri ;era or beef lower a scant 7Hu
V . She p and Lambs Fair to nteady f .r
KOO i sheep; w -ak for yearlings aud easier for
sprint; larubs; unshorn sheep, f i.'.sg$5.05 per
100 Bs; unshorn ye rlimra, t6.OCi87.00; sprin?
lambs, $3.0 6.00 fi head. Hogs -Dull; nomi
nal range, 5.10 $5.40.
Ray Upland prairie, t78.
lUy Timeuiy new $7&4.00.
Hay Wild, $6.UUtt$6 jM
Ooat Soft lie : haid W.On
ordWooe-Oak.S4.S5; Hickory, $i.
8trw-$M: baled $6.00.
Not in years, it is said, haa the price of
live bef cul been so low as at present.
Furniture the Finest,
Carnets the Most.
Curtains the Richest,
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.,
Wm. A damson.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
ON L.Y S2.00 .A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
aud hare some of the latest novelties of the season.
HAKELIERV Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, OravJ.-. Etc. Conrenloal
for NURSES with lH.i.'inp wMtor a d lioloue HFEF TK i
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giving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be PCRE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up Iu convenient pack
ages Of both SOLID AM) ELI' II EXTKACTS.
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DaKis t, Iowa.
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SMITH & SON,
opp. Masonic Temple,