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THE 'BOOK TBH&3TI) AH3T70. SATUKPAY APBIL 27,
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Saturday. Aprk. 27, 1889.
IN BK1IALF OF LABOR.
A SlaTemeni to Have the Atone for the
Xew Araeaal Iam Wrens Here
A petition was yesterday placed in cir
eolation addressed to Msj. John R. Mc
Ginnis, acting commandant at Rock Isl
and arsenal, which is being numerously
signed, and which rends as follows:
"We, the undersigned, do respectfully
ask yon to bring the following before the
proper authorities. It is our firm belief
that the goTernment will get better work
done at a very little more expense, by
cutting the stone for the water power
improvement on the island, than to have
it cot at the quarries; for, if cut at the
island, the work will be done under the
direct supervision of the U. S. officers
stationed at Rock Island arsenal; and the
advantage of nicety in fitting and" adjust
ing each stone under such supervision,
would, in our opinion, more than com.
pensate tor the difference of any extra
cost in the labor. We understand thai
there are numerous kinds of stone that
will meet all the requirements of the
specifications that can be acquired cheap,
lj; and that will cost only about $5,000
more to cut it on the island than it will
to cut it abroad.
We therefore petition yon. that should
there be any surplus in the appropriation,
that it will be applied for this purpose
rather than to buy granite or other ex
pensive atone, which is but little, if any,
The petition is simply a movement in
behalf of labor.and of local labor at that.
There are in the three cities a large num
ber of skilled stone cutters who should
have the work if possible, and the governs
ment will not find it the least to its dis
advantage to give it to them. The policy
and aim of the commandants has been
always to have as much of the work for
the arsenal as possible done there, not
only because of the credit of the arsenal
but because it can in that manner be
more satisfactorily, and in (he end more
economically done. Then too, the work
may be clone under the direct super
vision of the officers and they will know
what they are getting- As much of the
money as possible appropriated for Rock
Island krsenal should be spent here. It
is to be hoped that the petition will be
generally endorsed, and that Maj . McOin
nis will receive the recommendations
At the Ninth Street Methodist church,
Rev Win McPheetcrs will preach at 3 p
At Trinity church, tomorrow. Rev R
P Sweet, rector, services at 6 and 10:45
a m 7:30 p m. At the chapel at 2:80 p m.
T. M. C. A. Young men's meeting at
3:80 p m. Leader, F. W. Lang; subject:
At the Christian chapel, Geo
Piatt, pastor. Service at 10:45 a m.
Subject: "Divine Encouragement."
Music by quartette. Sunday school at
9:15 a m, Geo Piatt, superintendent.
Young people's meeting at' 6.30 p m.
Children's service at 3 p m.
At the Twentieth street Evangelical
Lutheran church, the Rev C A Mennicke,
pastor. 10 a m, Tbema: Eins ist no'.h,
by R Amstein, student. 7:30 Thema:
Die Lehre von der christlichen Kirche.
Service next Tuesdav, 0 a m. Tbema:
Dass aucu unser Vaterland, wie alle
Reicbe der Welt, in der Hand des Herrn
ist, der alle seine Geschieke lei let und
lenkt, by the Rev C A Mennicke.
At the Broadway Presbyterian church,
the Rev. A. B. Meldrum, cf the Central
church, will occupy the pulpit at 10:45
a m, in exchange with the pastor. In
the evening will be held a Y. M. C. A.
anniversary meeting, addressed by Mr. .
T.Turner and Mr. J. W. Welch. Sun
day school at 9:10 a m, Dr J W Stewart,
superintendent. Young people's meeting
at 0:15 p m. South Park Mission Sun
day school at 2:30 p in. Preaching at
8.30 p m.
At the Central Presbyterian church,
Rev W S Marquis, of the Broadway
church, will preach at 10:45 a m. At
7:30, services in connection with the an
niversary of the Young Men's Christian
association will be held, when addresses
will be delivered by A D Sperry, J S
Freeman and Rev T M McMicbael. The
choir will repeat some of the masic of
Easter Sunday at the evening service.
Gospel hymns will be used. Sabbath
school and bible class at 9:30 a m, young
people's meeting at 6:30 p m.
At the First Baptist church, Rev. H. C.
Leland, pastor. Services at 10:45 a m.
Subject of the morning discourse: "The
Struggles of Religious LUtertv in the
Early Days of Our country." The evens
ing service will be in the interests of the
Y. M. C. A., Mr. Frank Nadlcr being the
principal sneaker. Sunday school at 9:30
a m, J W Welch, superintendent. oYoung
people's and converts' meeting at C:30 p
m. At Forty-fourth street chapel, Sun
day school at 2:30 p m, and service at 3:30.
Preaching by Rev. H. C. Leland. In the
evening, service at 7:30, at which several
speakers will be present.
At the First M. E. church, preaching
at 10:45 a m by the pastor, Rev G W
Gue. At 7:30 p m, services conducted
by the Y. M. C. A. speakers B F
Quick, E B McEown, F W Lang and
Rev G W Gue. Singing led by the
Methodist male quartette. Sunday school
at 9:15 am, J F Robinson, superintendent.
Young people's meeting at 6:30 p m, C E
Adams, leader. Children's meeting at
2:15 p m, John L Freeman, leader. In
augural service at 9 o'clock Tuesday
morning. Addresses by several, whose
names will be aunounced from the
The Odd Fellows.
The seventeenth anniversary observ
ances of the Tri City Odd Fellows' asso
ciation at Moline yesterday were not as
largely attended by members of the or.
der, or at successful ai was the first meet
ing of the organization in Rock Island,
a year ago. The street parade was wit
nessed by an immense concourse of peo
ple, however, and the exercises at the
opera house, after, were well attended.
Addresses of welcome were delivered by
J K. Groom and Rev. Addis Albro. The
oration was delivered by Oliver Olson,
Esq., of this city, which was an eloquent
effort. In the evening there was a ball
It ts a Curious Faet
That the body is now more susceptible to
benefit from medicine than at any other
season. lience the importance of taking
Hood's Sarsaparilla now, when it will do
you the most good. It is really wonder
1 ul for purifying and enriching the blood,
creating an appetite, and giving a healthy
tone to the whole system. Be sure to get
Hood a Barsaparilla, which is peculiar to
The bowler takes naturally to a rolling
THE LIQUOR CASES.
The Raek island Dealer Coavtettd
The following dispatch from Dubuqu e
appears in today's Chicago Herald:
The three Rock Island wholesale liquor
dealers who were indicted here a few
weeks ago for illegally selling liquor
were convicted this morning in fourteen
out of sixteen cases. These dealers
were in the habit of shipping liquor to
Iowa towns, instructing the express
agent to deliver it to any one who called
for it. They regarded the bus mess as
interstate traffic and beyond the reach of
the prohibitory law, but the courts re
garded it differently. The state court
held that the place of payment was the
place of sale and that the transactions
were in violation of the Iowa prohibitory
law. The federal court held that the
Rock Island men should have had an in
ternal revenue license for every place of
sale instead of a license to do only a
wholesale liquor business at Rock Island.
Sentence will be pronounced today.
A special dispatch from Dubuque to
the Altars says:
In the case of the Rock Island liquor
men, before the United States court,
J. H. Adler and Monroe Eohn plead
guilty to four different charges; M. Levy
and Ferdinand Leyy plead- guilty
to four different charges; James
M. Beardsley and H. B. Burgh
plead guilty to five charges; J. H. Alder
plead guilty to one charge, Monroe Eohn
plead guilty to two charges, and one
other charge against J. H. Adler & Mon
roe Eohh was dismissed. The sentences
have not yet been pronounced and will
not be today.
State or vmo, City of Toledo,
Lucas County, S. S.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that be
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Ball's Catarrh
Cure. FRANE J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D , '86. A. W. GLEASGN.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is tnken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
aSTSold by drugeists. 75c.
PENSION OFFICE DECI3IOS.
Four More Killings llliiKtmtlne tht I'ol
icy for tlm Next Four YeniN.
Washington Cnv, April 27. Assistant
Secivtii:'' Buwy yi-Ktpnliiy ruiulmv-l several
Important ,1i'Ci-;on in ju nsions r:ies. He ovr
ruli! tli p.'11-i..n iVu-c mi't nrvctl Unit n
pension he prante.1 JoLn W. Joucs for
fracture of the leg. Jones first hail his leg
broken by a companion. NutwtHjuently he
broke the same leg bile on lnty hm cook.
Mr. Bus-y boliU that he was m the line of
luty, anl that tbe secmi.l fracture was di--ectly
attributable to the first.
Itrnke Ht Leg at Play.
In the can ot William Evans tlie decision
f the pension ofiice is also reversed. His
Jaiin was rej'ctd. The evidence showed
that Evans sustained a fracture of tbe lejt
while at play. It is not clear that Evans
was playing with the other soldiers, and Mr.
BiiHxev ilirects that the case be reopened and
abjudicated in Hccordiinco with the principles
laid down in tbe decision reversing tbe de
rision in the Aminerinan case.
Ruptured l,r it Comrade's tniiglinrm.
In the case of Alexander Mank, Mr. Bus
ley directs that it lie reopened. Mank al
leges that h received a rupture !y a eoiu
radn jumping on bis ImcU. tY'bilo tbe evi
dence on tbis mint is not 3'et clear, Mr.
Bussey says: uTbis d-'partmcnt recedesfrom
the view- that nn injury receive 1 from a sol
dier plnyfullv jumping on bun wbile be was
iti bis pror pla."e shonl I necessarily tie re
garded as tint bavins lieeti received iu tbe
line of duty " Tbe cs is therefore reopened
to allow Maiik an opportunity to present con
jlusive evidence of injury.
Thrown Over a llaluster.
In the case of Wiilmiu Jones. Assistant
Secretary Bussey elalrnts a former de
cision touching the "line of (luty.-' In tbe
case itself Jones received scrotal hernia by
being thrown over a baluster by comrades
while in tbe act of eating his dinner while on
guard mount. He did not contribute by his
action to his injury and was, Mr. Bussey says.
strictly in the line of duty. The former de
cision of the pension ofiice in this case is
overruled and a pension granted to Jones.
SET A DAY TO ADJOURN.
The Illinois Lccilul.ure rroioe to fiet
Through by Msy 28.
Springfield, Ills., April 27. The senate
confirmed tbe governor's nominees for canal
commissioners tho first thing yesterday
morning, and refused to reconsider the con.
firmation of C. K. G. 'Billings as a park com
missioner at Chicago, against whom protests
had been rend. The Chicago drainage bill
was read the first time. A motion to recon
sider the vote iassing the adulterated food
bill was made sjecial order for May 2. The
house resolution to adjourn May 28 was
adopted. An appropriation of f'J7,3.iO for
the blind asylum was passed, and tbe senate
adj turned until Monday evening.
The house municipal committee ordered the
bill to allow cili.s and towns to regulate tel
ephone rents to le adversely reported. The
bill permitting Uxirds of election commis
sioners to take charge of primary elections
was passed, ami the general appropriation
bill was referred to a conference committee.
A joint resolution to adjourn sine die May 28
was adopted, and a motion to reconsider tbe
vote against the northern militia camp ap
propriation was tabled, as was a motion to
reconsider the vote by which the appropria
tion was reduced to SO,000 from $120,000 for
militia. A committee to attend the funeral
of the late Hon. . M. Humes was ap
pointed. The bill amending the elec
tion laws somewhat in accordance with
the Australian system failed to pass.
A resolution to adjourn to Monday after
noon when adjournment was reached was
carried, and after that nothing could be
done, as the houe was kept in turmoil, re
sulting in a disorderly close of the session.
England I'uts a llrldle on Boulanger.
Parib, April 27. The Havas agency state
that a British foreign office official has called
upon Geo. Boulanger and acquainted him
with the conditions on which he will be per
mitted to remain in London.
A Supposed Murderer Nearly Lynched.
Newark, N. J., April 27. A man supposed
to be Balzrnan, who nearly murdered Mrs.
Mutter some time ago, was captured last
night and nearly lynched by a mob.
The Weather We May Expeet.
Washisotow Citt, April 27. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p. no. yester
day are as follows: i'or Michigan, Wisconsin
and Illinois air weather: wanner southerly,
shifting to colder northwesterly winds. For
Indiana Fair weather warmer, followed by
colder, northwesterly winds. For Iowa Fair,
slightly colder weather; northwesterly winds.
Despaired of hieing a Mother.
Nzw York, April 27. Mrs. Flossie De-
Marco, aged 18, sh .t herself dead last night,
owing to despondency at her childless condi
tion. She was married at Argyle, Wis., fif
teen months ago to a railroad contractor.
The husband tried to commit suicide on
learning of her death.
Mr. Halaes' Funeral.
WaukxgaH, I1L, April 37. The funeral of
Elijah M. Haines will occur at the Episcopal
church at 2 o'clock p. m. on Sunday. His
remains will lie in state at bis residence until
1:30 p. m., when, an opportunity will be
given to Tiew tbem. ....
Bet'ii Loots Around
Baroi Erlanger, the German
THE BESULT OF HIS OBSERVATIONS
Given Freely to an Inquiring Report
Our Hallway System a ltlg Thing, but
Kadi; Managed Some Points That Are
Not Clear .lay Gould a Mighty Good
Man to Let Alone The Sooth a Good
Hectinn for Invftiutit A General
Whack at the Prevent Methods.
Cmcoo, April 27. B iron Erlanger, the
great P.irisaud London financier, arrtved in
Chicago yesterday morning necotnpanel by
his sot Vederick and M. hlidd -II, of Paris,
and Charles SchifT, John C. Gaull and R.
X. Ryan, a trio of Cincinnati railroad mag
nates. Vhe party put up at the Palmer
house, ani after a big breakfast started out
to see the town. They drove on the boule
vard and took in Armour's pork-packing
establish nent, finally winding up with a c ill
on tbe marquis at Pullman.
Baron Erlanger is one of the world's most
proinineit financiers, and is tbe bead of the
great banking institution of Erlanger Rros.,
with bou in Paris, London and Frankfort,
he contrr lling the first two aud his younger
brother t le latter. He has never visite 1 this
country before. He arrived in Now York
April 5, s nd has been ou the go ever since.
He came to America for the purpose of look
ing into Lis railroad interests in this coun
try, which comprise controlling stock In the
Cincinnati Southern, Cincinnati, New Or
leans and Texas Pacific, and associate rail
roads.. Tae baron furnish! nearly all the
capital for these lines, while some of bis
friends on tbe other sido of the water in
vested their money in western roads.
Iti Ilway Interests Overdone.
He talked freeiy to a reporter who called
upon him. -"The railroad interests in Amer
ica," said lie, "are simply enormous, and no
one in Europe can form any idea of them un
til he has been over here and seen for himself.
But they ure overdona There are, in my
opinion, entirely too many railroads branch
ing out into unpopulous territory, anil I can
not see why people should continue to enter
into new riilroad enterprises of this charac
ter. There are numerous roads that seem to
have no pliice for a destination, and I do not
see bow ca litalists can expect to get any re
turn for t leir investments in sueh enter
prises. A( ain, there are too many compet
ing roads. For instance, half a dozeu or so
separate and distinct roads running from
Chicago to St. Paul is entirely too many, and
half the number could do all tho business
The Management I'nderdnne.
What tbout the management of the
roads f was- asked.
"Well, of the management I cannot speak
very enthusiastically. I am at a complete
loss to understand why the operating ex
penses of tie roads in this country should
eat up 70 per cent of the revenue when on
the other side of the water they only amount
to about 50 per cent, and yet you get much
higher freight rates here than we do over
there. Thai is something I cannot under
stand," repeated tho baron musingly.
"Are there any roads of which you think
the management is especially badP
"Tes, I think tbe management of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St Paul has been partic
ularly bad, and that seems to be the impres
sion here. The opinions of that road which
were held by financiers in Europe were
highly flattering before they lan to pass
dividends, b it now that opinion has changed.
Atchison, too, has been very poorly man
aged. That magnificent system only a short
time ago wn one of the most reliable roads
In the ooum ry for investors, but it is now
only waiting for a good opportunity to go
into the bands of a receiver. Its stock is sell
ing away do'rn below what it has ever sold
at before and no one seems to understand the
And Why Is TliW Thus?
"Other roa Is are in almost as bad a shape,
and why is it t Business in America has been
good during the last year or two. If it had
been bad there might be some excuse for
these things ; but why the railroad interests of
this country .should be so near to bankruptcy
in tbe face of remunerative rates and increas
ing business 1 fail tounderstand ; so do other
"Is there ai y likelihood of foreign support
being withdrawn from these roads?"
There is. ut Jess the management of them
changes hand i If Americans don't want to
make money out of their own railroads for
tbe stockholders they cannot expect foreign
capital to rep;-esent that stock when the for
eigners theni:lves are not on the inside of
An Opinion of Jay Gould.
"What do you think of Jay Gould as a
"I think Mr. Gould is one of the best-informed
men hi the country on matters per
taining to railroad interests. Of course, un
derstand, howavor, that one can admire his
ability withojt approving of all he does.
Wherever a railroad enterprise has leeu
started there is some good done. But Mr.
Gould has loss a great deal of money for
other people. He is a hard worker, but he
knows nobody but Mr. Gould, and his efforts
to make money for that individual are, to
say tbe least, unscrupulous. He makes money
and makes it rapidly, and I admire his abili
ties in this din ction, but he seems to be able
to stoop to aim Jut anything to do this. He is
a manipulator if the most dangerous kind."
" x ou would not care to identify your in
terests with Mr. Gould, would you !"
"No, indeed: I should never rest a mo
ment if I should do so. I have confidence in
Mr. Gould's abilities, but 'none in his man
hood. Tbe Gould system is a fine one, but
the roads are not paying as tbey should.
hy this is I cannot say, of course, but it
looks as if the stocks were so outrageouslv
manipulated that people were afraid to
touch them except for mere speculative pur
poses." The Inter-State Commerce law.
"What do you think of the inter-state
commerce law !"
"I think it would be an excellent thing for
the railroads if they would abide by it; but.
strange to say, bey do not seem to wont to
do this. The Id ted States government seems
desirous of protecting the railroad interests
of the country, but the managers of tbe
roads themselves do not seem to want them
protected. They seem to prefer to be let
alone that they may cut and slash rates as
tbey see fit, and do all kinds of irregular
things they coul 1 get along much better and
more profitably by not doing. I believe the
law is an excellent one, and it should be more
rigidly enforced. "
A Great Future for the South.
"What do you think is the beet part of the
country now for permanent railroad invest-
"The south, I think. It has a great future
befors it The feople are only just begin
ning to rally from tbe effects of the war.
The resources of the south are enormous and
tend to present in excellent field for rail
road building, which has been overdone in
the north and w.t.
FEARED AN ENGLISH MOB.
Henri Rochefort Apprehensive That Lon
don Wouldn t Keeelve Him Kindly.
LoKDON, April 27. Tbe reports concern'
ing tbe depart ti re of M. Henri Rochefort
from Brussels e nd bis arrival in Eugland
have been conflicting, and without doubt
were designedly t. It was given out at first
that be had been 1 if t behind in Brussels when
Boulanger and b companions in exile 4eft
the Belgian city. Later it was reported that
the valiant editor accompanied his chief in
his English invasion, and still later tbis was
denied. The fac s are that Rochefort was
left in Brussels and came over Thursday,
stealing into Lon Ion Thursday night very
quietly, and goir g unobserved to Madame
Dieudonne s hotel in Ryder street
Bad Beacon for His Seereer.
The reason for to much secrecy and cau
tion is that RocIh fort feared a rough recep
tion at tbe hands an Englishmob on ac
count of the numerous anti-English otter
ances to which he bad given expression in
his paper during the past dozsn years or so.
He was afraid that his delicate wish that the
Mabdi might annihilate Gen. Wolseley and
his command when the latter was conduct
ing the Egyptian campaign would stir up re
sentment in the English breast
THE FIELD OF SPORTS.
Records of the Base Ball Players Dolus;
of the Thoroughbreds.
Chicago, April 27. The Chicago ball
playera shook off the hoodoo yesterday and
gave the Pittsburg team a walloping. League
scores were: At Pittsburg Chicago 7, Pitts
burg 1 the batteries were Tener and Farrell,
Galvin and Miller; at Indianapolis Cleve
land 8, Indianapolis 14: "Washington-Philadelphia
and New York-Boston games post
ponedrain. The Chicago cub has bought
isastian, second baseman of tbe Philadelphia
club, and he joined the team last night
American association: At Bt. Louis Cin
cinnati 2, St Louis 8. All other Association
games postponed rain.
Inter State league: This aggregation began
its championship series yesterday. The scores
were: At Davenport Peoria I, Davenport
12; at Evans villa Springfield 4, Evans
viUe6. The Racing Record.
Memphis, Tenn., April 27. Prince Fonso
won the mile race at the Jockey Club
course yesterday in 1.-04, Bridelight the
mile in 1:36 Lottie Wall the 1 1-16 miles in
1:50, Brown Princess the 1 mile in 1:45 and
Ben Harrison the mile in 1 :1U
Lexixgton, Ky., April 27. At the Ken
tucky association races yesterday Estelle
won the mile in IKXsW, Koko the; mile
in 1:17J, Libretto the 1 mile in 1:44,, Lie
derkranz and Brandolette ran a dead heat in
the mile, and in the run-off Brandolette
won in I
Washington Citt, April 27. The Ivy
City races were again postponed yesterday
owing to rain. The races will begin again
Monday rain or shine.
Will Try to Break the Record.
Louisville, Ky., April 27. A special
from Lexington says that Mr. F. B. Harper,
owner of the "Nantura" stock farm, the
home of Longfellow, the late Ten Broeck and
other great race horses, will start the 5-year-
old filly, uluable, by Ten Broeck, dam Lis-"
tie Stone, at the coming Louisville meeting
in an attempt to beat len Broeck s record of
a mile in 1 :.TJ,8X, made on that track. Valua
ble is being carefully prepared for the effort.
and has already shown a very fast mile.
Harper has refiHtsl 4?10,( 00 for the filly on
THE INDIANA LOAN.
Decision by the Supreme Court Declaring
the Act Constitutional.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 27. The su
preme court yesterday reversed tbe decision
of Judge Howland, and held that the act
authorizing the temporary loan of (1,400,000
is constitutional. Tbe court holds that tbe
provisions in the title of the act do not affirm
atively show that the object of the legislature
was an unlawful one, and as this does not ap
pear on tbe face of tho act and there is a
power in certain cases to borrow money, the
presumption is that the act of the legislature
is lawful. lTnder this decision it is believed
there will he no difficulty iu negotiating the
loan, and the calling of an extra session of
tbe legislature will not be necessary.
A TINSMITH'S STARTLING FEAT.
While Drunk He Climbs a Steeple and
Stands on the Crow,
Vienna, April 27. A drunken tinsmith
ascended l he steeple of the Franciscan church
at Warasden, Hungary, yesterday, by means
of the lightning rod, and stood upright on
the cross, which swayed uuder bis weight
After standing there fifteen minutes harang
uing the horrified crowd who gathered be
neath, he calmly descended as he bad gone
up, and reached the ground unharmed.
To Negotiate with the Indians.
Washington Citt, April 27. The fol
lowing appointments were announced yes
terday: Benjamin J. Horton, of Lawrence:
H. J. Aten, of Hiawatha, and A. D. Walker,
of Ho! ton, Kan., commissioners to negotiate
with the prairie Pottawatomie and Kickapoo
Indians in Kansas for the sale of all or a
portion of tbeir lands in Kansas, and for tbe
allotment of the remainder in severalty.
John H. Baker, of Goshen, Ind., commis
sioner to negotiate with tbe Cherokee ancM
other Indians for the cession to tbe United
States of certain lands as provided in section
14 of an act approved March a, 1889.
"Somebody" Wanted a Sensation.
Washington Citt, April 27. Somebody
has started a discussion as the present condi
tion of the president's health, alleging that
tbe worry of the past month has been so
great that the chief executive sutlers at times
from a mild form of insomnia. Secretary
Hal ford said yesterday that there was no
truth whatever in the rumor. He had known
the preside t for twenty years and Mr. Har
rison's health was never better than it is
Weak-Kneed Sttrikeni Berated.
St. Louis, April 27. The strike of car
penters in this city, which was virtually de
clared off Thursday, was declared on again
at a secret meeting yesterday. P. J. ilc
Guire, grand secretary of tbe Carjienters'
and Joiners' Brotherhood, arrived from Phil
adelphia yesterday with 1 0,000 to aid. the
strikers. He soundly berated the weak-kneed
element for lack of confidence.
Mnst Go Into Effect Slay 1.
Washington Citt, April 27. The post
master general yesterday asked the president
if be would postpone beyond May 1 the en
forcement of civil service regulations in
the railway mail service. The president
stated that he oould not postpone the date
0r putting the order into effect
FOUGHT WITH A BROKEN ARM,
And Would Have Won the Fight If Al
lowed to Go On.
Boston, April 27. The glove contest last
night at the Buy State club between Johnuy
Murphy, of Boston, and Cal McCarthy, of
New York, w as stubbornly contested for four
rounds and then given to McCarthy. About
250 persons witnessed the fight, which was
for trophies valued at f 1,000. McCarthy
was tbe favorite before the fight, almost any
odds being offered on him.
The men stripped in fine condition at 115
pounds. McCarthy forced the fighting, and
in the first round tbe exchanges were savage,
Murphy knocking McCarthy down' twice.
The last blow broke Murphy's arm, but be
kept on and for three . more rounds bested
McCarthy, securing another knock-down in
the third round. In the fourth Murphy's
seconds made him quit, much against his
will. The general opinion was that he was
the better man, and many thought-that had
tbe fight gone on he would have kuocked Mc
Carthy out inside of ten rounds.
Cardiff Bested by Jackson.
San Francisco, April 27. The fight be
tween Jackson and Cardiff last night was
given to the Australian iu the tenth round.
Cardiff was unable to use his left hand and
declined to continue the fight
Ex-President Cleveland Dined.
New York, April 27. Ex-President Cleve
land was eutertained at the Union League
club by Joseph H. Choate last night Among
the guests were Senators Evarts, Warner
Miller, C. M. Do pew and other leaders in
New York legal, political and business cir
The Trenton's Treasure Recovered.
Auckland, April 27. Divers have recov
ered the treasure which was on board the
United States man-of-war Trenton when
she sank in the recent hurricane at Samoa.
The United States steamer Alert will ac
company the Nipic to this port
Butchered Hlrasnlf and Children.
Winnipeg, Man., April 27. Farmer Mo
Leod, of High Bluff, a little settlement near
tbis city, Thursday night while in a fit of d-
spendeiicy over financial difficulties, lolled
his son with an ax and then committed sui
cide by cutting his throat
Tk Dost at Guthrie.
It Provides a First-Class Qual
ity of Misery.
EFFECTS OF A PRAIRIE ZEPHYR.
Tired Boomers Packing- the North-Bonnd
Trains Difficulty of Organizing- Munici
pal Government A Primitive Election
That Wouldn't Work Electioneering
Method That Came to tii-lef A Kansas
City Man Who Is Booming for Dollars
Arkansas Citt, Kan., April 27. A dis
patch from Guthrie has the following: It
blew a fierce prairie gale all day yesterday
and enveloped the ''future greet" in a chok
ing cloud of dust The people, choked and
blinded, were unable to make any progress
in town building and practically surrendered.
Ten! 8 were blown from their fastenings and
several shanties were unroofed. In one
large tent in Guthrie a score or more persons
were eating at 1 o'clock. Tbe dust entered
in such quantities that the food was rendered
utterly unfit for use. People who had stood
in line at tbe land office since 8 o'clock were
disposed to regard tbe storm lightly at first,
but as the red sand gradually filled their
nostrils and mouths and ears they saw tbe
folly of remaining, and retreated to less ex
A Wild Rush to Leave.
At the railway station, where hundreds
stood clamoring for baggage and express
matter and fully l.tXK) were waiting to take
the north-bound train, the misery was most
complete. It seemed as if every inch of loose
soil in Oklahoma bad been carried to this
point to increase the sufferings of tbe disap
pointed home-seekers. Without refuge of
any sort tbey were obliged to wait hours in
tbe lace of the gale for the tram to arrive.
When it did come puffing in, crowded to the
platform with men who had bidden adieu to I
Oklahoma City, there was a rush which
threatened to result in a riot. Every Inch of .
space on the train was taken np in a twinkling,
and men clambered to tbe roofs of the cars
and lay with their backs to tbe wind. Even
tbe tender of the engine was covered with
human beings, and several mounted to the
engineer's cab. Two men stowed themselves
on the pilot beneath the headlight, and others
would have joined them but for tbe lack of
something to grasp for support
Beauty Only Skin Deep.
The beauty of Oklahoma is but skin deep.
Its prairies and its woodlands are entrancing
to the view, but they are not calculated to
sustain a large population. Thousands who
left more fertile localities have already dis
covered this, and they are cursing the coun
try and those whose representations caused
them to come here. They find the soil is al
together to light and dry to make good crops.
Without irrigation it can never tie made to
produce adequate returns for the time and
labor expended upon it Even if irrigated
there is no guaranty that a crop put in will
mature. The prairie gales are apt to cause
as much havoc as the chinch-bug or the fes
tive grasshopper. During these windstorms
recently planted fields are hidden by dense
clouds of dust, and when they have subsided
tbe farmers discover that much of the soil
and seed have flown. Tbe fact is it is too
late to make a decent crop in this region.
The season is unusually forward, and wheat
and com are well advanced.
Trying to Organize the Town.
The excitement attending three or four
daily surveys and plat tings of this city of
wind and wretchedness has been partly
eclipsed by tbe attempts now being made to
elect a mayor for the central or main por
tion of Guthrie. The voters number a little
over 4,000, and the first rule made to govern
the election was that majority and not plu
rality should determine the result There is a
lamentable absence of all that approaches a
reasonable, fair election. Ballot-boxes have
not even been mentioned, and registration is
laughed at . In the absence of these safe
guards recourse was had to that most prim
itive met hod known as tbe ew England sys
tem, tbe chief feature of which is that the
voting population is called out and then di
vided into as many lines as there are candi
dates, each man, of course, taking his place
in the line which represents his candidate.
Vigorous Political Blethods.
There are three candidates for the mayor's
chair, and their names are Volney Hogget t,
of Dakota; Dr. Hill, of Oregon, and Judge
Kelley, of somewhere m Kansas. It took
several hours to form the line yesterday
morning, and when it was seen that th Hog
gett and Hill lines were nearly equally di
vided, w ilh chances in favor of Hoggett, the
Hill men undertook to execute a coup d'etat
A big, buriey fellow, well mounted and well
armed, rode down the Hoggett lines and in a
loud voice called upon the honest man in the
Hoggett camp to come over to Hill. This
method of Oklahoma electioneering soon
reached its climax when he denounced all
the Ruporters of Hoggett as thieves and
gamblers. A quarter section of the Hoggett
followers moved toward the exhorter as one
man and tbe next minuto they had him on
tbe ground with his mouth and ears filled
with red dust and cuss words. He was car
ried to the water-tank and his clothing was
torn from his badly-bruised body. In the
meantime several other fights bad taken
place and the first attempt to elect a mayor
on the New England system had proved a
But He Is Going to Run a Store.
Kansas City, April 27. James Mount,
one of the Kansas City boomers, returned
yesterday morning. "Don't you pay any
attention to tbe grumblers," he said. "They
are disgusted only because they didnt get
claims. Tbe fact of the matter is, there was
a big rush to Guthrie and Kingfisher. The
boomers weren't willing to go far in search
of good land. Tbe land aliout Guthrie and
Kingfisher is poor and sandy, but south and
southeast of these two points are as fertile
lands as can be found in the west There Is
still plenty that has not been settled upon or
claimed. These growlers stick about Guth
rie and Kingfisher, get their bodies covered
and tbeir eyes filled with red sand and then
go home. I came back to buy a stock of
groceries, and will start a grocery store in
Women In an I'gljr Predicament.
ScBANTOjf, Pa., April 27. Nora Buchanan,
Mrs. Buchanan, Mrs. Kate Schranck and
Patrick Brown were arrested yesterday, ar
raigned l fore tbe United (States commis
sioner and held in bonds of (.MX) each for
further hearing, on the charge of sending a
large number of olwcene letters and cards
through the mails to Mr. C E. Bayard, a
sewing-machine agent in this city.
Ctaamlterlaiti Denounces tbe Gladatonlaaa.
London, April 27. Chamberlain, in a
speech at Birmingham last night, violently
denounced tbe Gladstonlana. He said tbey
were "bustard sons of the Liberal party,"
and that the Liberal-Unionists were the "true
sons and heirs of tbe party."
Ohio and Indiana Oil Fields.
New York, AprU 27. The following was
posted on the consolidated exchange Thurs
day: "A western oil produuer, who within a
day or two has sold about 15,000 acres of
leased territory to the Standard company,
says that half of all tbe Ohio and Indiana
territory remains hi the hands of people who
have nothing to do w i: li the Standard, and
that the newspaper taik ;.!mut the company
having entire control oi the Ohio fields to
the exclusion of outside refiners and shippers
is an absurdity. He says also that bis ex
perience has taught bim that the importance
of the western Ohio and Indiana fields has
been greatly overestimated."
Of No Consequence to Mowatt.
Toronto, Out, April 27. Referring to the
action of the New York senate in refusing tbe
privilege of the floor to Oliver Mowatt, the
ex-premier of Ontario, The Globe says: "We
have a dark suspicion that Mr. Murphy must
have beard that Mr. Mowatt at tbe board of
trade banquet said he would rather be pre
mier of Ontario than governor of New York.
It does noktnatter very much to Mr. Mowatt
or to Ontario, but it is rather damaging to
tbe reputation of tbe New York senate for
oourtesy and common sense.
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Parlor Furniture which he
The supreme court of the United States
adjourned Friday until May 13.
The Connecticut house Friday passed a
very stringent bill against oleomargarine.
U. B. Spofford, tbe well known historical
writer and poet, of Clarendon, Vt, is dead.
Warren Mansur, cracker manufacturer, of
Boston, is insolvent. Liabilities, 132,360; as
Benjamin Lindsey, founder of Tbe Daily
Mercury, of New Bedford, Mas., died Fri
day night, aged 84 years.
Heavy storms have destroyed the crops in
the Goerlittvn district of Silesia. Five per
sons were killed by lightning.
Maj. Gen. Crook, who in in Cliicao.hasbeen
ordered to report for teni j r y duty at New
York city during the centeu, o il celebration.
Viscount Mandeyille, an English nobleman
who was recently declared a bankrupt, was
charged in a London police court Friday with
fraudulently obtaining 25.
Secretary Biaine, who has leen indisposed
for the past two days, was feeling better Fri
day morning, but did not go to his office,
owing to the disagreeable weather.
Advices from St. Petersburg are that the
arrests of Nihilists sustiecttd of plots against
the crar continun. Ti.e police fe-l certain
that the bombs manufactured at Zurich are
now concealed in Russia ready to be used
when occasion offers.
The earth over the Boston mine at Plym
outh, Pa., operated by the Delaware and
Hudson company, caved in Friday, causing
the colliery to become flooded and throwing
BOO employes out of work until the water can
be pumped out. Loss probably $00,000.
Vice President Morton bad a little railway
wreck exjierience Friday. A collision oo
curred oa the Baltimore and Ohio, at Balti
more, by which the engineer of one train had
his leg crushed. Besides the vice president,
Governor Foraker and Gen. Sehotield and
their staffs were on board one of the trains.
DeenrMtinns Kuined by Bain.
Nkw York, April 27. The storm which
visited tho city Thursday night played havoc
with much of the bunting which had been
put up by business houses for tbe centennial
decoration. The rain poured in a steady
stream on the bright colors and completely
ruined them in all cheaper materials. The
rain was aided in its work of destruction by
a high wind, and thousands of yards of trim
looking bunting was torn from its fasten
ings and consigned to the mud-covered
streets. Along Bowery and Broadway the
destruction was particularly serious, and it
is safe to estimate the loss at from $10,0 )0 to
1 15,000. In most cases the buildings which
suffered will be redecorated.
American Pilgrims at Nazareth.
New York, April 27. The Catholic News
has received this cablegram from Nazareth:
"After a four days1 ride across the moun
tains of Galilee the American pilgrims have
arrived at Nazareth. Tbey are all well,
with one except ion. The Rev. Henry Robin
son, of Leadville, Col, is suffering from
painful flesh wounds inflicted by the kicks of
a vicious horse. The father 'guardian wel
comed the American pilgrims iu the name of
the Franciscans, and expressed his delight at
the privilege of being permitted to receive a
baud of American citizens."
Will Investigate the Dudley Letter Affair.
Washington Crrr, April 27. CoL Dud
ley has received a dispatch from Mr. Van
Pelt, iu which be says of the letter from Col
Dudley to himself that be did not speak to
any one of its contents, aud in fact no one
in Anderson outside of the poatoffii-e officials
knew that he bad received a letter from CoL
Dudley. The matter will be investigated by
Chief Postoffice Inspector Rathbone.
What WU1 We Do Now?
Ottawa. Ont, April 7. The senate
passed the Weldon extradition bill yestorday
without debate. No effort was made to re
vive tbe retroactive clause which was struck
out in the commons by the opposition of the
legal gentlemen in that body. The measure
will become a law next week.
Chicago, April 29.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat No. 2 May, opened
8-He. closed Hc; June, opened and closed
81Hc; July, opened TSrgc. closed 1Sio. Corn
No. 2 May, opened 34c clewed Hfoc;
J tine, opened 35c, closed MVic; July, opened
8D4c, closed Xic. Oats No. i May. oined
2c, closed 21H-c; June, opened 21c. closed
ie: July, opened and closed iStc. Pork
May, opened aud cloned tll.uO; June,
openel $11.85. closed U.T'; July, opened
and closed $11.75. Lard May, opened and
Live stock The Union stock yards renorts
the following prices: Hom Market opened
active and firm; light grades. 6c higher, other
luia, uus v nignen ugnl grades. SIS Gb.Ki
rough packiiiK. 4.454.55; mined lots, J4.0$
4.75: heavy packing and shipping lots. 4.W
.,.. i. vaiiie-meaay; iigm. nrm; heavy,
weak: beeves. S&3 1.50; co-k, Sl.TU&a.lU;
stockers and feeders. t.4Ui8.. Kbeep Dull;
lower; corn-ted we-tcrns. 4.0fti.; shorn,
y.08,.'5; lambs. $4.u5VJ.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery ,24.9
Ific per lb. daries in linen. 16 ,13c; packing
stock, lli$12c. Ekks Strictly freU laid. Wo
per dot. Poultry Live chickens. ilOc per lb;
roosters, 5c; turkeys, Vti3c; ducks, ltta
lc: treese, liaM. Potatoes Choice Burbanks.
U,3 c per bu: Beauty of Hebron, 5il7o: Early
Rose :i2ic: sweet potatoes. .'.) per bbl
Apples Choice greeniug-, tliiai.W per bob
Poor lots. '.icafl,(W.
w-v n. i . v, ?'w, T"RK Arrtl .
heat Quiet: No. 1 red t.r uLa.
ao. esc: o. 3 red winter May. S;4c;
June, mv: do July, src. Corn -Steady
luizeu casn, oc: ao April, 45c: do
424c; do June, 4l'Hc; do July, fiteo. Oats
steady: o. 1 white state, ac; No.
aic; No. -'mixed April 2c: do Ma v.
do Juue Ure Dull. Barley Nom
inal. Pork -Dull; new mess. il i.0U2.112j.
iru-v(uiev; aiay. j.i7; June, .JCJ;
Livestock: Cattle Market firm: foor
prime ete-r. V3.:i',,t4.T , si i n - . n.4
dry cows. S1.7 3. o. Sheep and Lambs In
excessive supply; msrfcet dull and lower; un
shorn sh-ep, 4.75&5.5u V 1UU t; nnshorn vear
Ungs, $fi.&Fx&8.75; spring lambs. S3A3.&u each.
Hois Dull and lower; Uve hogs, i5.'ka5.60
100 Us. .
Hay Cpland prairie, $7s. '
Bat Tlmetoy new 736.00.
Hay Wild, b.U)QJ6
oosi soft lie : tuud es.On
ordWood-Oak, 14-Sfi: Hickory, ta.
8aw-8.00: baled $4.00.
Alaska salmon are said to be much in
ferior to the Cohfmbia river Tariety.
Furniture the Finest,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Eiehest,
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HIS PEICES tVRIh LOW.
Wm. A DAMSON.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
lgr,Second Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repaired.
OTvI L.Y S2.00 .A. DOZTLN.
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