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THE rBOCK IBTSEHP AHCFUB, THURSDAY MAY 2, tSB9.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTtW.
Tsorsdat, Mat 8. 1889.
Hon. Wit. Prentiss delivered the in
auguratlon centennial address at Rush
vllle on Tuesday.
The Oakland Ledger looks as band
some and sprightly as a school maid in a
new sown, with its minion dress. The
advertisements look attractive and
bright, and the paper, on the whole, is a
credit to its enterprising publishers, J.
S. Yeargin & Son.
W. W. Dudlbt, of "blocks of five
fame, is said to be successfully engaged
in the Tery lucrative business of office
brokerage in Washington. He has
more callers every day than the average
cabinet officer. He does not go near
the white house, but that is understood
to be in deference to a request of Harri
son, who is a great stickler for outward
propriety, and does not diminish his in
fluence which is greater than that of any
other man, not even excepting Blaine.
The open row between Senators Sher
man and Quay over the distribution of
patronage has been the talk of the week
in political circles. Hear Quay, he says
"I consider Sherman's actions as d!s
creditable and dishonorable and when
I am found doing anything for him again
the people of the country will know it."
Quay claims that he gave up one place
to Sherman with the distinct under
standing that a Tennsylvanian should
have another place, and that while he
was out or town Bberman stole a
march on him and had an Ohio man ap
pointed to that very position. Sher
man evidently does not want to quarrel
with Quay. This is the way he replied to
Quay's abuse of him: "If the senator felt
aggrieved he should have come to roe and
we might have settled the matter without
any dissension or difficulty. I have al
ways regarded Senator Quay as a person
al friend, and I am still his friend. I
would be the last man in the world to say
one word calculated to hurt Mr. Quay's
feelings." Sherman's soft words have no
soothing effect on Quay, who left Wash
ington for bis home with fire in his eyj
and vengeance in his heart. John Sher
man has made a dangerous enemy; one
who will allow no scruples to stand in
the way of his getting even.
The Tariff La;av
The Illinois Tariff Reform League is a
most worthy organization that sprang
into existence at Chicago last week. The
underlying principle of the league is em
bodied in section 2d of the constitution,
We are uncompromisingly opposed to
tne eocalle.l "protective system," yg.
lem" which having started as a temporary
aid to infant industries now assumes the
right to be a perpetual and ever-growing
burden upon the people. We believe
that it is time for our government to fos
ter and protect the rights and interests of
the consumers, and especially of the
workingmen and tbe farmers. We be
lieve free wool, iron, salt, lumber and all
raw materials that enter into manufac
tures, as being in the interest of the man
ufacturer and the consumer alike.
A permanent organization was effected
by the election of the following officers:
President Franklin Mac Veagh.
Vice Presidents James Raymond.
William T. Biker. A. C McClurg, H.
L. Boltwood. William H. Colvin, Cyrus
McCormick, DeWitt C. Cregier, Charles
W. Deering, Wirt Dexter, John W.
Doane, N. 8. Frederickson, Lyman J.
Gagu, William Glesson, S. 8. Gregory,
William II. Hoyt, Jonas Hutchinson,
Hermann Lieb, W. J. Onahan, M. M.
Trumbull. George Ransey.
Treasurer Francis B. Peabndy.
Executive Committee F. ,W. Bleike,
W. W. Catlin, C. S. Darrow. W. S
Forrest. W. D. Hitchcock, D. B. Jones,
Robert D. McFandon, Louis Sceberger,
E. B. Smith, George E. Dawson.
Tbe Abocs is pleased to know such
eminent men as the above have enlisted
in the cause of tariff reform . Probably
in a time of piping peace as the present,
those who failed to be convinced in the
beat of a political canvass that a tariff
is a tax, may see the fallacy and delu
sion of the protective panacea.
A Hiaxnlded Davenport Jonroallat
A Davenport newspaper man came to
Geneseo last Saturday, and surrounded so
much bock beer that he forgot all about
agreeing to meet a friend from Davenport
here on Sunday morning, and at abont
midnight started for home on a freight
train. Arriving at Colona, he saw a pas
senger train ready to start, and. bethink
ing himself that he had best get aboard
that, he climbed down from the freight,
and was soon snugly ensconsed in tbe
smoking car of the passenger. When tbe
conductor came along and asked where
he was bound, he promptly replied "Dav
enport." The conductor told bim that
the train was going the other way.
"Geneseo, then," said the scribe. Before
reaching this city he fell asleep. Away
up near Atkinson tbe conductor woke
him up, and asked where he was going
now. He was taken on to Bureau Junc
tion, where he boarded a western train,
reaching Geneseo in the morning. Gene
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that Contain
as mercury will surely destroy tbe sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
tbe mucus surfaces. Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as tbe damage
they will do are ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from tbem. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken Internally, and
acts directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get tbe genu
nine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
J"Sold by druggists. Price 75 cents
Humors run riot in the blood at this
season. Hood's Sarsaparilla expels
every impurity and vitalizes and enriches
Under the head of "Net Gains," a St.
Louis paper contains the following:
"Joy Faatz, of Cleveland, lost his wife
the other day."
Italy has opened .its universities to
women, and Switzerland, Norway, Swe
den and Denmark have done likewise.
Good-Bye to Gotham.
Centennial Glories Ended, the
President Goes Home.
KETUM TEIP BRIEFLY DESCRIBED.
A vein of hot mineral wajer has been
struck at the Alma (Mich.) sanitarium at
a depth of 2,878 feet. .
Soaia Kicker at the Ferry Dock The
Newspaper Men Hare a Barrel or Fan
En Route The War Office Skedaddle
Amnilng- Vocal Mnlo Parade Incident
Soldierly School Hoj-n An Old Veteran
Who Would See the rreaident Hll
OrieTanoe Aa-almt the Committee Re
eeptiona to Prominent Men.
Washington Citt, May 2. The presi
dential train pullcxt into the station here at
10-.4H last uiglit, exactly tbe hour when it was
scheduled to arrive. The journey from New
York was a quick and pleasant one. Only
two stops were tnado. Tbe first was at Tren
tou. The second was made at Philadelphia,
where the train was delayed about five min
utes. Tbe demrture from New York city
waa made ohortly after the close of
tbe industrial parade yesterday. When
the president and vieo president left
the reviewing stand they were driven to Mr.
Morton's residence, where a light lunch was
partaken of. At 4 o'clock the president and
vice president, Stuyvesaut Fish and Elbridge
T. Gerry were driven in a carriage to the
Pennsylvania railroad ferry, where . other
carriages occupied by Russell Harrison and
members of the centennial committee joined
tbem and the party were quickly driven
aboard the ferry boot Princeton and conveyed
to Jersey City. No one else was allowed
aboard the boat a fact which did not seem
to please the fieople who were kept waiting
on tbe New York side for the next boat to
Departure from Jersey City.
It was nearly 5 o'clock when the presiden
tial party arrived at tbe Pennsylvania rail
road ferry landing in Jersey City, the de
parture of the special train for Washington
having been delayed one hour beyond the
scheduled time at the request of the commit
tee having in charge the New York indus
trial parade. The carriages containing the
Ustinguihed party were driven to the rail
road yard just outside of the station, where
the speciul train awaited them. A large
crowd had gathered about the train, and the
presideut was loudly cheered as he stepped
from his carriage and walked to the car
provided for him.
Compnkltlnn of the Train.
The train was made up of tlio combination
car Premier, the correspondent's car, the din
ing car Continental, and the private car oc
cupied by the president. The party included
the president and Mrs. Harrison ami many of
those who attended them on their journey to
New York Monday moroiug, others having
either left earlier or remained in the metrop
olis. The private car occupied by the president
was beautifully decorated. In the open fire
place in tbe little jrlor bloomed lilie and
roses, while American Beam ies and Marechal
Neils wreathed tbe windows, and festoons of
sinilax decorated tbe ceiling. At 5:15 tbe
train pulled out of tbe yard.
THE PRESS FIENDS JOLLIFY.
Cabinet OHicer and Others Attaint at the
As soon as tbe truin started from Philadel
phia supper was served in the dining car
Continental and in tbe president's car. When
the rest of the party had been satisfied the
dining car waa given np to the correspond
ents. During their dinner several of the
menders of the party came in from the other
cars and speeches were made by a number of
distinguished guests. Secretary Rusk waa
made to listen to a song detailing the woes of
an offlceeeekcr, which he seemed to enjoy
thoroughly. Secretary Proctor declined to
speak, and his hasty exist from the car was
made to a chorus of amusing allusions to the
"secretary of peace."
Blaine's Ilealth Drank.
The entire company drank the health of
Secretary Blaine standing, and Walker
Blaine, who hail resisted all attempts to per
suade bim to sing a song, responded in a
graceful manner. Assistant Secretary
Buasey established his popularity immediate
ly by announcing that he waa the only mem
ber of tbe new administration that bad no
Private Secretary Halford, who was
called to respond for the president, immedi
ately after said that he bad a doorkeeper
and needed two.
Will Paint the Stamp Red.
Postmister General Wananiaker said that
if be bad not gone into the dry goods busi
net be was quite sure he would have been a
newspaper man, and he promised the com
pany that the 2-cent postage stamp should be
colored a vivid red if the Washington cor
respondents wished it
Railway Managers Toasted.
Maj. John M. Carson made a speech in be
half of the Washington correspondents. . In
the course of his remarks be drew a very
pretty contrast between file methods of trav
eling 100 years ago and those of tbe present
period. Be took occasion to congratulate the
Pennsylvania railroad upon the very thor
ough and magnificent equipment of the pres
ident's train, and concluded his remarks by
asking bis associates and distinguished guests
prvseiit to join bim m drinking the health of
the managers of the great corporation which
bad done to much toward perfecting railway
travel. The speech was followed by cheers
for ice President Thompson, George W.
Boyd and E. T. Postlewaite.
Cheers for the President.
At all tbe larger stations along the line of the
road crowds cheered tbe train as it went by.
A large crowd cheered the president as he
walked through tbe station here and took his
seat in tbe White House carriage which was
waiting for him.
Conuecteil with the Final Parade The
March of the Hoys.
New Your, May 2. Tbe greatest sur
prise of yesterday's industrial parade, next
to its excellent character generally, was per
haps the remarkable march of tbe public
school boys. Tbey marched in lines that
were more steady and better preserved than
those of many of the national guardsmen
who paraded Tuesday. Everybody was as
tonished, and old veterans, high police offi
cers and others all agreed that their march
ing past, as a whole, was better than that of
the average militia. President Harrison said
that be thought the marching of tbe school
chlldron was superior to that of any of the
military organizations that took part in the
An Old Veteran's Grievance.
A peculiar incident occurred as the veterans
of the war of 1819 went past the president.
At the head of them were Gen. Abram Dally
and Richard Cox, Mexican war veterans.
Gen. Dally, who is 03 years of age, and
scarcely able to walk, was almost carried by
two men who supported him, one on each
side. As he arrived in front of the president
hs hobbled close to the stand, took off bis hat,
and reaching out his hand, passed his card
np to the president Tbe president leaned
over the box and took the card and shook
hands with the veteran, and the old gentle
man passed on. He returned shortly after
ward, and was taken up to tbe proKident'a
box. President Harrison welcomed bim cor
dially. Gen. Dally told the president that
Gen. Butterfield had refused to let bim or any
of tbe veterans of 1312 ride in coaches, al
though they offered to pay for them, and as
be had determined to see the chief magistrate,
he went on foot rather than not do so. Tears
came into Gen. Daily's eyes as he spoke.
Bow the President Liked It.
If one could form a correct opinion from
the occasional expression on his face, the
president was not only much surprised at tbe
character of the parade and the appearance
of tbe paraders in every respect, bat was
also greatly pleased and gratified. Fre
quently, as some very young child would ap
pear at tbe head of a company, or some very
old man would almost totter along at the
head of tam veteran firemen's organisation,
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waaastudv. Tbe sunn-be on his face was I 1 11 JJ II 1 1 I I I'D IlI1 I I ft II lTllAnn I . II I i W f 7' X .BBkw A CM
the president would" direct Mr Morton's at
teution to the person. Mr. Morton's face
a studv. Tbe sumrise on his face wai
New York, May 2. There were a num
ber of association celebrations held here 1 ast
night, among them the New York Bar asso
ciation, which tendered a reception to the
United States supreme court, at which
imong those present were Chief Justice Pul
ler.and Justices Blatcbford, Field and Strong
(retired), and ex-President Cleveland; a re
ption to ex-President Hayes by Mr. and
Sirs. W. H. Caldwell, attended by a host of
Ohioans resident in this city, and a grand re
rnion of G. A. R. veterans in honor of Commander-in-Chief
Over in Brooklyn a centennial banquet
vas given at the Academy of Music at which
there were about 000 guests.
Tbe Virginians resident in this city gave a
banquet to their visiting fellow Virginians.
Among the guests were Governor Fits-Hugh
ljee, Hon. John Randolph Tucker, Senator
Daniel, Custis Lee and Governor Wilson, of
Brought In by the Railways.
New York, May 2. Tuesday was a big
ay or travel In and to this city. The rail
ways1 handled about 800,000 people. The grand
total for the three roads using tbe Grand
Central station was about 80,000 each way,
tr 60,000 all told, of which the New Haven
road bad 25,000. Those who crossed Brook
lyn bridge numbered 150,000, while the Man
lattan Elevated railway carried 1,000,000
MINERS DECIDE TO STRIKE.
Illinois Men Decline to Stand a Redac
tion or Ten Cents.
Stkeator, Ills., May 2. Tbe convention
ot the twelfth, or northern, district of Illinois
c Ml miners to consider the proposition of the
operators to reduce tbe price of mining 10
onto per ton concluded its labors yesterday.
I-esolutions were adopted declaring the re
duction unjust and uncalled for, and advising
J the use of all honorable means to prevent it;
cuiing i or a national convention 01 ail miners
hi bituminous coal fields and a cessation of
work until such convention is called. A
n ass-meeting of more than a thousand min
tat subsequently held in the public park in
d ined the work of the convention without a
d ssenting voice. This action will throw out
of work at least 2,000 men in tbe Streator
Saloonkeeper Who Knows the Value of
Eternal Vigilance Now.
Findlat, O., May 2. About oue month
aj;o the saloon of Jack Measamore at Raw
sen, this county, was visited by White-Caps
wio cleared out its contents and destroyed
tbem, leaving a note to the effect that they
w juld repeat the dose if Measamore should
reopen. He commenced business again and
pi iced a watchman on guard at night.
Tuesday night, coming to the conclusion
that the White-Caps were only making a bluff,
he withdrew the watchman. Late in the
evening tbe White-Caps descended upon the
pi ice and again cleaned it out. Messamore
hss decided to move to another town.
A Female Kidnaper Sentenced.
Chicago, May 2. Judge Sbepard yester
day refused a new trial to Mrs. Josie Gurley,
convicted a few days ago of kidnaping lit
tle Annie Redmond. Mrs. Gurley insisted
tbiit she did not know, who the child was un
til she was too ill to return her; that she
asl ed her busband to take tbe child borne and
he refused; that Redmond himself (tbe child's
father) was present when she was brought to
tbi Gurley borne, and tbat time would show
her innocence. Judge Sbepard sent her to
penitentiary for five years.
Railway Elections and Reports.
CLEVELAND, O., MHy 2. The annual meet
ings of the Lake Shore and New York, Chi
cago and St Louis railways for the election
of directors were held here yesterday. The
old boards were re-elected without opposition
on both roads. Gross earnings of the New
York, Chicago and Sc Louis for 1888 were
$4.1118,219; operating expenses, 14.195,210.
Too earnings of tbe Lake Shore for the same
year were $18,0Jfl,627.80; operating expenses
and taxes, I1,S10,37L 19; net earnings, fS,
Can Pay Their Debt In Full.
Chicago, May 2. The Cragin Manufac
turing company, engaged in tbe manufacture
of tin and sheet-iron wre, made a voluntary
assignment yesterday. Tbe liabilities are
a bo it 970,000, with assets estimated at f ISO,
000. Tbe assignee states that the stop taken
by tbe company Is more in tbe nature of a
liquidation of outstanding obligations than a
failure, as It has abundant assets to meet all
indtbtedneas in full, and have a large sum
left for tbe stockholder!.
Schooner and Fourteen Men Lost.
Gloucester, Mass., May 2. The eighty-one-ton
schooner Sbiloh sailed hence on a
fishing trip to Georges on March 25, since
when nothing has been beard of ber. Her
owners have given ber up as lost She was
commanded by James Wells, a native of
Gnjsboro. N. 8., and had a crew of thirteen
men, most of whom were natives of Nova
Dropped Dead of Heart Disease.
Colcmbcs, O..May 2. Dr. Samuel Cooper
Cba -lton, editor of Tbe Masons' Chronicle,
The American Odd Fellow, and The Knight
(K. of P.), dropped dead Tuesday evening of
heart disease, from which hs has been a con-stan--
sufferer for the past year. Dr. Charl
ton 'iu a member of many secret societies,
and has held prominent positions in many of
Nominated to Succeed Townshend.
Sb awkeetown. Ilia, May 2. Judge J. R.
Will iams was nominated by tbe Democratic
convention last evening to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the death of Congressman R.
W. Townshend, of the Nineteenth Illinois
A TOTAL OF NINETEEN DEAD
Foots Cp the Enss or Life In the Grand
Trunk Dlnaster Identifications.
Hj.1IH.T0N, Ont, May 2. The remains of
the charred victims of the Grand Trunk
wreck have been identified and taken away.
They were those of Morgan R. Scullen, of
Chicngo, which were identified by A. Col
vin, iind those of H. S. Hall, an old and re
tired merchant of E vans v ille, Ind., which
were identified by his son-in-law. Henry
Prinicle, . of Chicago, is reported missing.
The i emains of Mrs. George Grummells will
be Be it to Chicago. It is almost certain that
Char es J. C. Frazer, of Toronto; J. L. Cur
nick, of Chicago, and J. B. Sterns, of Cam
den, Me., are among the dead. Thirteen
dead are accounted for, leaving six bodies
about which no inquiries have been made.
Th Moral of Which Lies
the Application of It,,
Thinks He Can Pay His Debts.
Boston, May 2. A meeting of the credits
ors o ' Thomas F. Scanlan, doing business as
the Nsw England . Piano company, was held
here yesterday. Mr. 8canlan presented a
statet lent showing direct liabilities of 1233,
401 ai d contingent liabilities of $259,108, a
total of $492,509, with assets of S18, 131. . He
attrib a ted his trouble to having a larger busi
ness t um he could carry. Tne trade was a
good ime, and with an extension he felt sure
he cot Id pay dollar for dollar. Messrs. W.
S. BLknchard, George Faxon and James S.
Cuius on were appointed a committee to ex
amine Mr. Scanlan's affairs and report
Another Plot Against the Caar.
St. Petersbcro, May 2. The police at
Cranstadt have discovered another plot
against tbe life of the caar, and in tbe course
of their investigations found a Nihilist store
house llled with arms and explosives. Sev
eral arrests have been made in connection
with tlie discovery.
The Weather We Mar Expect.
WASaiHOTOH ClTT. Mav 2. The Indies.
tions f'ir thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yester
day an as follows: For lower .Michigan Fair
weath p. nrfaoadnd hv llirht aIiawam In wm.
ern poi tiom northerly winds; a alight rfoe in
tempetature. For upper Michigan Warmer,
genera ly fair weather; winds shifting to east
erly. J 'or Indiana and Illinois Fair, warmer
weatht r in northern portion: stationary tenv
peratu."e in southern portion: northerly winds.
iw t i sconsuv-c air weamer: warmer; north
erly w nda, becoming variable. For Iowa
Fair. 4 farmer weather in tmrthMi irnvtim
station try temperature in southern portion;
winas i vooaung varukDie. . - -
SIGN nCANT ACTION OF EUE0PE,
And Equally Significant Course of the
United States Regarding the rarla Ex
positionThe Monarchical Powers De
cline to Attend a Commemoration ol
the First French Revolution While
Uncle Sam Will Have m Double Repre
sentation Present Official Notes.
Washington Citt, May 2. The next
centennial to be celebrated is the 100th anni
versary of tbe fall of the Paris hostile and of
the establishment of the first republic in
France. The international exposition, whose
main purpose is to commemorate these
events, is to be opened in Paris Sunday next,
May 5. European advices state tbat the
British minister has left Paris so as to avoid
giving countenance by bis presence to a cele
bration of a principle and a policy which
Great Britain in years gone by spent 800,
000,000 in making war against. The repre
sentatives of all other leading monarch ial
powers will be conspicuously absent from the
diplomatic tribune on the occasion, although
their industries will be fairly represented in
tbe exhibition. Tbe diplomatic representa
tion will be confined to the Swiss republic
and the republics of Central and South
America and tbe United States.
We Don't Look at It That Way.
Whatever political import has been at
tached to the occasion by tbe leading govern
ments of Europe has been in no way evaded
by tbe United States, and after full consid
eration it has determined to participate in
the proceedings. This government will there
fore be represented not only by Mr. McLane,
United States minister to France, but also
by Perry Belmont, United States minister to
Spain. The French government has ex
tended to the latter gentleman a formal invi
tation to be present in Lis official capacity,
and Secretary Blaine has cabled bim leave of
abseuce for tbe purpose.
Why Belmont Goes to Paris.
The significance of this somewhat excep
tional course lies in tbe fact tbat Mr. Bel
mont was chairman of tbe house committee
on foreign affairs who reported the bill ac
cepting the invitation of the French govern
ment to participate in the exhibition. In
that report he recognized the political char
acter of the event by saying: "The people of
the United States have watched with gratifi
cation the firmness of purpose and self
control with which the French nation has
maintained and increased its hold upon re
publican institutions in recent times of
menace and peril The year 1SSH will be the
centennial of events in France which
gave impetus to the establishment of re
publican institutions throughout the world.
It is clearly tl. duty of the congress of the
United States to promptly take action upon
tbe invitation extended and thus proclaim in
the mt emphatic manner its approval of
this important projtct,"
j A Formal Acknowledgment.
The report was adopted and embodied by
tbe senate committee on foreign relations in
its action, and was made the basis of tbe ac
ceptance of the Invitation by the United
States. It is understood that political weight
will be given to tbe presence of tbe United
States on this memoraUe centennial anni
versary by the tender of a formal banquet to
NATIONAL DEBT AND CASH ACCOUNT.
A Reduction of 13,000,000 Reported for
the Past Month.
Washington Cmr, May 2. The reduc
tion in the public debt during April past
amounted to $18,073,234, and for the ten
months of the current fiscal year, (G3,97U,22S.
The total debt now, less cash in tbe treasury,
is $1,101,605,41 Of this amount, $908,023,
602 is interest-bearing debt, made up in
round numbers of $676,000,000 4 per cents,
$14S,000,000 4,' per cents, $64,600,000 Pacific
railroad bonds (which since July 1, 1SS5,
have been classified as bonded indebtedness
of tbe government), and $14,000,000 navy
pension fund 3 per cents.
The net cash or surplus in the treasury Is
$55,6CT,1.V), against $54,006,396 a month ago.
The gold fund balance has decreased about
$6.flOO,0:K) during the past month, and amounts
to $191,59,111; and tbe silver fund balance,
exclusive of 6,000,000 trade dollar bullion,
has decreased less than $500,000, and now
amounts to 21,0.S9,0S4.
Government receipts during April aggre
gated $31,458,799. or $1,500,000 more than in
April, 18S, while expenditures were $.52,
457,:si, against $24,860,840 in April, 183a
A Crank In the War Office.
Washington City, May 2. Washington
City is full of cranks. Oue of them stalked
into the war department yesterday, seated
himself at Secretary Proctor's desk, and pro
claimed himself secretary of war, announc
ing that be bad len appointed by Grover
Cleveland. Gen. Benet humored the luna
tic and permitted him to issue orders sending
1,000,000 soldier to Chicago to battle with
Anarchists and 1,000,000 more to Oklahoma
to drive out the white settlers and restore the
lands to the Indiana Then almost the entire
clerical force of the department was decapi
tated, but while a list of appointments was
being made two police officers arrived and
took the man, whose name was Baker, to the
The Bioux and Cherokee Lands.
Washington Citt, May 2. Officials in
the interior department acquainted with the
recent negotiations with the Sioux Indians
for the cession of 11,000,000 acres of their
land to the United States, are not sanguine of
the success of the present commission, which
is authorised to offer $L25 per acre for the
land, while the limit of tbe first commission
was $50 cents. Tbe Iudians wanted $1.50,
and it is believed they will decline less. About
all the commission can hope to accomplish is
to secure a treaty from them naming the
price they will take and then ask congress to
approve it Like trouble is anticipated with
the work of the Cherokee commission.
No End of Litigation for Patentees.
Washinotos Citt, May a Patent Com
missioner Mitchell yesterday decided tbat tbe
commissioner of patents has tbe right to
grant a motion for a rehearing of a case
finally disposed of by his predecessor, with
out fraud, discovery of new evidence, or er
ror of computation being alleged. The prin
ciple laid down is one of great importance,
and is a new one in patent law.
No More Two-Dollar Pensions.
Washisoton CiTT.May 2. Commissioner
Tanner announced yesterday that hereafter
he will sigu no mors $2-a-month pension cer
tificates on the ground that a veteran of the
war is entitled to draw a bigger pension or
none at all. Hs is now considering whether
or not to establish a minimum grade of $3
or to advance the thousands of $2 pensioners
to the $4 grade.
The Mew Comptroller at His Post.
Washington Citt, May 2. E. a Lacey,
of Michigan, the new comptroller of the Cur
rency, took the oath of office at the treasury
department yesterday, aud entered upon the
discbarge of Jhe duties of bis position.
Secretary Ul sine's Health.
Washington Citt. May 2. Secretary
Blaine was worse yesterday, and only able to
sit up for a half hour in the mot ning. It was
said, however, that he expects to be at the
department for a short time to-day.
The British Cap-Challenger.
London, May 2 Lord Dunra van's yacht,
the Valkyrie, was successfully launched yes
terday. Her frames are of steel, tbe top and
aidos of ber deck and deck-fitting are of teak,
and ber bottom planking of hard wood. Her
length is 65 feet; beam, 13 feet 9 inches;
depth, 11 feet 6 inches, and bar tonnage 56.78.
The length of her lead water-line is a trifle
under 70 feet Lloyd's measurement.
The Irish Leader Testifies in
His Own Behalf.
HIS POSITION GIVEN IN DETAIL
Connection with The Irish World, Mooney
and Others of the "Physical Force"
Party He Used Their Money in His
Constitutional Agitation, bnt Repudi
ated Their Views Ingenious Interpre
tation of the Remark Accompanying a
London, May 2. Parnell's appearance in
the witness box took place Mouday, and he
has been there each day since. His direct
examination was long, and its result was a
categorical denial of the charges made
against him. CrobS-examiuation began
Wednesday, and was conducted by Sir
Parnell denied that The Irish World had
ever collected moneys for the Irish parlia
mentary party. The paper, he said, had been
hostile to himself and the Irish party since
The Irish World and Mooney.
Sir Richard Webster here produced ex
tracts from The Irish World praising tbe
actions of Parnell iu parliament after 1882.
Sir Charles Russell produced extracts from
the came paper adverse to Parnell.
Parnell admitted knowing Mooney, other
wise known as "Transatlantic." He did not
know whether Mrfoney contributed to tbe
parliamentary fund. Mooney wrote violent
articles, still witness would not objuct to re
ceiving Mooney's tributes to the fund if he did
not publish articles advocating murder.
Witness had held n - communication with
Patrick Ftrd since 1881.
No Coalition with Fenians.
Parnell emphatically denied that his Irish
schemes ever included a coalition with the
Fenians in order to expel landlords from Ire
land. He certainly aimed to destroy land
lordism, but not to drive in
dividuals from the country, and
never had any idea of resorting to illegal
means. He did not recollect mooting Davitt
and John O'Leary iu ls78and discussing with
them a possible alliance between the Nation
alists and tbe Fenians. Ho had no notion
tbat the national fund in America and the
skirmishing fund were identical.
John Devoy's Manifesto.
Attorney General Webster nore read a vio
lent mani.'csto signed by John Devoy and
others and i.u.-d at Dublin. Parnell declared
that be bad never heard f it before. He bad
met Devoy, Breslin, Finerty, ami Alexander
Sullivan and a number of physical-force men.
He said be n-otild frankly avow that he felt
it was no part of his duty to ex
clude any one from the league on account
of his antocedmts. He wanted to in
clude in it all Irishmen, trusting that every
section would accept the new constitutional
form of agitation. He had aimed at asking
the physical-force men to abandon their
movement and accept bis. To shut the con
stitutional door in their face because they
did not immediately agree would have been
The Speech at Lynn, Mass.
He did recollect making a speech at Lynn,
Mass., in which it was alleged he had said
that when England was beaten to her
knees tbe time would have come
to realize the idea of tho Nationalists.
Hs admitted that if he bad used those words
he must have been thinking of methods of
warfare in the event of constitutional agita
tion failing. At Troy somebody offered him
"$5 for bread and $30 for lead." He did not
object to the offer because be thought tbe
offerer only meant $3 for charitable work and
$20 for league work. This statement caused
laughter. The commission at this point ad
journed. On the Diamond Field.
Chicago, May 2. The scores made at
League base ball games yesterday were as
follows: At New York Washington S, New
York 16; at Indianapolis Chicago 5, Indian
apolis 2; at Pittsburg Cleveland 2, Pitta
burg S; at Philadelphia Boston 8, Philadel
American awsociation : At Brooklyn Balti
more 2, Brooklyn 6; at Kansas City Cincin
nati 14, Kansas City 3; at St. Louis Louis
ville 1, St Louis 9.
Western leacue: At.Omaha Milwaukee 8,
Omaha 15; at Des Moines Sioux City 2, Des
Moines 1; at St Joseph Minneapolis 2, St
Joseph 5; St Paul-Denver game postponed
Time on the Knee Tracks.
Washington Citt, May 2. At the Ivy
City races yesterday the track was a quag
mire. Tbe following horses were winners:
Swift, mile, 1:19; Bess, 1 mile, 17;
-J. A. B.", yi miles, 2:02tf; Langar, & mile,
1:S5J'; Letretia, 1 mile, 1:48.
Lexington, Ky., May 2. Tbe track here
yesterday was in fair condition. Tbe leading
horses were: Kokn, mile, 1:18; Blessing,
mile, l:179i; HindtMirraft, IV miles, 2:11;
Insolence. mile, l:Slf; Maid of Orleans, 1
Cosily Fire at LaCroese.
LaCrosse, Wis., May 2. Fire broke out
in Listman's flour mill at 6:30 d. m. Yester
day from overheating machinery in the up
per story, i ne mill, wbicb has a capacity of
1,500 barrels, was entirely destroyed. Loss,
$11,000; insurance, $8,000. The fire leaped to
John Paul's lumber piles, a quarter of a mile
away, and 5,000,000 to 6 000,000 feet burned.
Loos, $50,000 to $5,000; fully insured.
Winona bad Sparta were called on for help.
Tbe fire was not under control at 11 o'clock.
Big Strike In Pittsburg.
Pittsburg. May 2. A general strike of
the building trades was inaugurated yester
day for an average advance of 25 cents a day
and union workmen. Nearly all the carpen
ters, joiners, bricklayers, hodcarriers and
stonemasons in the two cities are idle, and
work bas been suspended on almost every
new building. The strike affects about 5,000
Tellow Fever on an Atlantic Steamer.
Bremen, May 2. Tbe North German
Lloyd's steamship Weser, which sailed from
Baltimore for this port April 17, bas arrived
here with yellow fever on board. Several of
the officers and twenty-eight of the crew are
ill and three men died on the voyage.
The Miners WU1 Continue Work.
Massilon, O., May 2. From interviews
with operators and lead in; miners indica
tions are that tbe miners in this valley will
continue work and accept the 77 cents per
ton rate as the summer schedule, which went
into effect yesterday.
Didn't Have on Stylo Enough.
Berlin, May 2. -Mr. Bates and Lieut
Parker were not permitted to enter the exhi
bition opened by tbe emperor Tuesday, be
cause tbey wore frock coats instead of dress
THE INEVITABLE SCANDAL.
Alleged Disgraceful Scenes at the Cen-
New York, May 2 Both The Herald and
Suu assert that the closing scenes of tbe cen
tennial ball at the Metropolitan Opera house
Tuesday morning were disgraceful After 1
o'clock in the morning wiue flowed in great
abundance, and many intoxicated men and
some few disreputable women were carous
ing in the supper-room and on the dancing
floors. Many irresponsible persona without
tickets are said to bave been admitted by tbe
doorkeepers The crowd became so great
and boisterous that dancing was out of the
question, aud the respectable people present
made haste to quit tbe building.
Many of the waiters in the 'supper-room
are also said to have become intoxicated, and
added to the blackguardism going on around
tbem. Matters finally became ao bad that
police were called upon to clear the supper
room, which tbey were able to do only by the
free use of their clubs. The hilarity was kept
up nutil shortly after 4 o'clock, when the
polios were instructed to clear the bouaa.
Alaska salmon are said to be much ia
f erior to the Colombia river variety.
Lace Gsrtaln Stretclisrs
brtA - - m
Furniture the Finest,
I Carpets the Most Elegant,
our em fouwifi rune.
Will Save yon Money, Time and Labor.
EVFKY lioCSEKEErER SHOL'LO liAVS OMB
any lady can operate them.
For Sale By
Curtains the Eichest,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
He invites the public to call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures all l
Parlor Furniture which he guarantees to be well made and tirst class (Jke Lima
The Erie canal was formally opened Tues
Uiauders has broken out among tbe horses
in the vicinity of Pittsfield, Ilia
Fostmaster Van Cott took charge of the
potolflc at New York Wednesday.
About 300 carpenters struck at Newport,
R. L, Wednmiday for a nine-hour iay.
The railway mail servi was taken under
the wins; of the civil service conimisMon
The Windsor thr-atre, Chicago, was gutted
by fire Tucs lay niiiU Ioss, about $."j0,00J.
Threo fin-men were hint.
Tho state convention of the Woman's
Christian fcinjiemno iinion wiil be held in
Decatur, Ills , in Otnbi-r.
Bids were i.pcul WnlncsJny by tho dis
trict court at lfs M..ii-.s for The Moinos
Leader. No sale was urTcvted.
Hon. John Hicks, the new minister to Peru,
sailed Wednesday on tbe steamship City of
Para for his new station at Lima.
Wliile handling a revolver in the law office
of William St-ott at Peoria Wednesday, Miss
Jessie Penning fatally nhot herself.
At Jasper. Al;i . Tui-K'lay nisht, tbe West
ern Unioa telegraph office was struck by
lightning and Operator Hund was killed.
Fire at Chenoa, Ills., Tuesday nicht, de
stroyed the Hstofiice, a newsjwper office ami
other buildings, causing a loss of $100,000,
At Hart well, O , Wednesday Mrs. Pi oes
man, a ife of the ticket agent of the Bee
Line road, was sandbagged in the station and
robbed of J 130.
The twenty-seventh anniversary of Gen.
Butler1 occupation of Xw Orleans was ob
served by the Butler club in that city
In Ihe casa of Mrs. Will, who sued A.
Deutsch, a saloonkeeper at Winnamac, Ind.,
for $ 10,000 for selling liquor to her busland,
the jury has leen discharged, having failed
Among the passengers who sailed for Eu
rope Wednesday on the -steamship City of
Naw York were Hon. W. W. Thomas, United
States minister to Sweden and Norway, and
Hon. Johu C. New, United States consul gen
eral to London.
The Chicago postoffica changed bands
Wednesday, CoL Sexton, the new postmas
ter, tokine charce. He has appointed, anions
others, John M. Hubbard, assistant jtostmas
ter, and Capt. M. J. McOrath superintend
ent of city deliverv.
LEGAL HAIR f PUTTING.
The I'eopleof a Nebraska Town Get into a
Lincoln, Neb., May 2. The city of Wa
hoo, about twenty-five miles north of here, is
trying to get a legal definition of the word
rami. The Slocumb law says that an -applicant
for a saloon license must be a
man of good moral character. A num
ber of the applicants are wives of former
saloon keepers who have been barred on ac
count of conviction of violation of law. The
temperance people say that a woman can not
l granted a license under the law. The
other side claim that if this is s it amounts
to such a class discrimination as will render
the law unconstitutional. The case will
come before the courts.
End of a Celebrated Conspiracy Case.
Bcffalo, N. Y., May a The district at
torney received a letter from Rochester yes
terday morning containing no' ice lhat Hi
ram B. and Charles M. Everest bad with
drawn their appeal to the court of appeals
from the decision sentencing them to pay a
fine of f -J50 each for criminal conspiracv to
injure trade and commerce. A check" to
cover the fine was also inclosed. This ends
tbe famous case of the Buffalo Lubricating
Oil company. C. B. Matthews, president,
against the Everest, of the Vacuum Oil com
pany of Rochester. The plaintiff alleged
that the defendants conspired and employed
men to enter tbe employ of tbe Buffalo com
pany with intent to injure the works. The
case was tried iu this city in May, 1M57, and
the defendants found guilty.
Takes Imue with Carnegie.
Baltimore, May 2. The Manufacturers'
Record has been investigating the question
of freight rates on iron in tbe south com
pared with those in t he north, an 1 finds that
southern manufacturers are laboring under
the disadvantage of having to pay a higher
tranortation rate to many leading points
than Pittsburg furnaces do, notwithstanding
Mr. Andrew Carnegie's contrary statements.
This is true, the paper says, of finished iron
as well as of pig.
Sanguinary Story from Mexico.
Saw Airrosio, Tex., May 2. It is reported
here tbat during a fight at Guanajuato, Mex
ico, arising from the imprisonment of five
Jesuit priests, who had been delivering se
ditious sermons, and an attempt by tbe pop
ulace to rescue tbem, 200 of the people were
killed by soldiers and policemen. The priests
are still iu j nL
Chicago, May 1.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follow: heat Xo. S June, opened ssic,
closed Sl'tc: July, opened Wc, closed Tc;
August, opened . closed TTfcc. Corn No.
x June, opened 4?4c, closed 3S4r; July, opened
38c, close t Sc; Aujtust, opened l5"(ie, closed
854c. Oats-No. t June, openel 23c, closed
.'4c; July, opened 3-4.-. closed E2,Sc Pork
June, opened 11.T2. closed fll-ViVfc July,
opened $11.sJ. closed fll.C2i. Lard-June,
opened fti.S., closed tu.;7.
Produce: Butter Fancy Klein creamery,
SO&aic per lb: dairies in line, lu&gUc: roll but
ter, 1N&12C Etocs Ktrictly fresh, HHc per
doe. Poultry Live chickens, c per lb; roost
ers, 5c; turkeys, I0i&14c; duckn. H&1, Pota
toesChoice Burbanks. SWSiKSic per bu; Beauty
of Hebron, SSSiSTxr, mixed lots, ac: sweet po
tatoes, $l.TJ.a per bbl. Apples -Chofoe
grei-nings. $ljaai.50 per bbl: po r Sots. T.Tc&
fl.00.- Cranberries Bell and butf.e. $.".UUtf!J.iU
New York Live Stork.
New Yokk, May L
Live Stock: Cattle Trading moderate; ordi
nary to prime steers. 3.jfft.:o y n) lbs; halls
and dry cows. $UU&3.. Sheep and Iainbs
Market easier: unshorn sheep, 0.ViU f) 100
s; unshorn yearlings, $0.tMSJ7.5; eorlaa
lamba. $3.Wa.tW each. Htrs-Noiiu::aUy
steady; live hogs, 5-1US.W f) u) a?.
Hay Upland prairie, t7a. .
ILiy TtmoUi y new $7&8.00.
Hay-Wild, S&.bOdM .7T
Potatoes l&e. '
Tmroips 15c -Osst
isaft lie : katd sa.On
ordWooS Oak. ti - Mi-. a.
8oaw-S8.00: baled S6.Q0. '
This space is reserved ft
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Stoves and Kefrigefatom.
U. B. ZIMMER
Mar Jjlcck, - - - Opp. Harper House,
IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK F
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them ami remem
ber that he makes his suit uj in ihe laiei-t styles.
HIS PEICES ARK LOW.
Wm. A damson.
Adamson & Huick,
ishops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, III
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
JSecond Hand Machinery bought, so'd and rejaiml.
- INVALUABLE TO
HOUSEKEEPERS tor Soupj, Gravies Etc. Conra
for NURSES with bolilnif water a deliilous Ui-EF
is instantly provided. INVALIDS will Snd it spprtS
grlug tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed
be rCKE nEEF ESSENCE. Tut up in convenient fs
ages of both soLin ad flvio extracts.
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War catalogues address
T. O. DUNCAS;
ON L.Y S2.00 .A. DOZES.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide,
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
sod hsre torn of tbe latest novelties of the a-.oo.
HAKEL1ER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old mdio. over McCabe'fc
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices. Call and compare stocl
A. .T SMITH Oc 2"
ii. a. srax-jr w
125 and 127 West Third SU opp. Map IOWA