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THE ROCK -IBITAND AROTTB SATURDAY MAY 4. 1089.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Saturday. Mat 4. 1889.
Mr. H. C. Cook hat purchased the
Keitbsburg Jfeum, Editor Heaton retiring
after many years of active service ia tbe
editorial harness. -
Iif awarding the publication of their
proceeding to two of tbeir party papers,
the republican board of supervisors have
evidently determined to ignore tbt right!
of the democratic tax payers.
The board of supervisors had a short
session, but it managed to deplete the
county treasury considerably, neverthe
less. The republican majority evidently
i ntend to run things on the ssme libera
sale as tbe national and state govern
ments are conducted.
Tbe Argus is in receipt of another
letter fiom John Danlberg, - tbe Au
gustana college student a sort of
biography of himself and an attempt to
prove that he is a legal voter of the city.
As the Arocs referred to the students
collectively, it has no desire to enter in
to a discussion relating to Dohlberg in
dividually, and begs to remind that
effervescent student thst his case ia now
in the courts, where it will be properly
Coxgrkssmar Gzst seems to be dodg
ing the responsibility of recommending
postmasters. Down at New Boston the
question of who should have the post
office was submitted to a vote, which re
sulted as follows: Miss Hattie Ives, 68;
. A. Rollins. 31; Fred V. Dizon, 25;
W. A. Alyea, 17; Miss Mary Thomas, 5.
The whole number of votes cast was 168.
One of the candidates, L. H. Scudder,
refused to go into the election and is
trusting to his petition. Meanwhile Miss
Ives claims the place as she received a
plurality of the votes. What mill our
congressman do in the premises T
Boeeerd by the Broach.
Messrs. Wm. Baer and Chris. Rasa, of
this city, met with a rough experience
with a broncho in Davenport last even
ing. The men were returning home and
approaching the bridge, on Second
street, when the broncho got away with
them colliding with another vehicle and
throwing the men out on tbe stone pave
ment with great force. Baer fell upon
bis head and neck. Russ strack upon
his face and side. The horse broke
loose from tbe cart half a block distant
and began to run in an opposite direc
tion. The animal was caught near
Washington square. Tbe Davenport
police patrol wagon was at the scene
about two minutes after the men were
thrown from their cart. Baer was picked
up unconscious. His bead was badly
cut on the left side and his left ear was
nearly off. He was placed upon a
stretcher and conveyed to the police sta
tion. A short time after he was brought
to his home in this city by the Daven
port patrol wagon, Mr. Russ bavins pre
viously ridden over with Mr. P. J. Hev
erling. Last nicht it was thought Baer'a
condition was serious, but both men have
recovered from the shock today, and are
At tbe Fortieth Strtet Chapel, Sunday
school at 2:80. Service at 3:30 and 7:80
p m, and every evening next week except
At Trinity church, Rev R F Sweet,
rector, services at 10:45 a m and 7:80 p
m. At the chapel at 2:80 p m. Biahop
Burgess will be present and administer
confirmation at tbe evening service.
At the First Baptist church, Rev. H. C.
Leland, pastor. Services morning and
evening at the usual hours. The ordi
nance of the Lord's supper at the close of
the morning sermon. Evening theme,
Angles." Sunday school at 9:80 am,
J W Welch, superintendent. Young peo
ple's meeting at 6:80 p m.
At the First M. E. church, preaching
at 10:45 a m and 7:30 p m, by the pastor.
Rev O W Oue. Morning subject: "A
Christian's Great Wealth." Evening sub
joct: "A Plea for Mercy." Sundy
school at 8:15 a m, J F Robinson, superin
tendent. Young people's meeting at 6:30
p m. C E Adams, leader.
At the Broadway Presbyterian church,
the Rev W S Marquis, pastor, will preach
at 10:45 on "The Trinity of Love," and at
7 JO p m on "Sunday Slavery." Sun
day school at 9:10 am, Dr J W Stewart,
superintendent. Young people's prayer
meeting at 6:45 p m. South Park Mis
sion Sunday school at 2:80 p m. Preach
ing at 3:80 p m.
At tbe Central Presbyterian church.
Rev A B Meldrum, pastor, preach tomor
row at 10:45 a m. Morning subject:
"Immortality Man's True Dignity."
Evening subject: '-The Power of Kind
ness." Sabbath school and bible class at
9:80 a m, James M Buford, superintend
ent. Young people's meeting at 6:30 p
m. Gospel hymns at tbe evening service.
At the Christian chapel. Geo E
Piatt, pastor. Service at 10:45 a m.
Subject: "God's Method of Education."
Service alao in tbe evening at 7 JO. Sub
ject: "Paul Before the Council."
Muaic -j quartette. Sunday school at
6:15 a m, Geo E Piatt, superintendent.
Music by 8. 8. choir. Young people's
meeting at 6:80 p m. Sunday school
in mission room at 8 p ro . Geo. Colburn
Bawareef Oiaimsnts for Catarrh that Contain
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
the mucus surfaces. Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as tbe damage
they will do are ten fold to tbe 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
acta directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of tbe 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.
sJXSold by druggists. Price 75 cents
MayS Mary A. Schill to John W.
Potter, lot 8, Buford's 2d ad., R. I.,
Alfred Celene to Nels Pierce, et el.,
lot 14. block 8, Alnay's 2d ad.. East R.
Anthony Koch to George Lehnerer,
wSOfeet, lot S, block 18, Chicago or
jower ad., R. I., $2,150.
Trangott Richter to Philip Hfsku, w45
feet lot 8, block 1, Adam Aldays ad..
East R. I., f 1,600.
Itself Up in
HAYMARKET TBAGEDY UEYTVXD.
A Circular Secretly Distributed Denounc
ing" the Proposed Monument Dedication
The "Martyrs" Held I'p far Public
Reverence end Their Slayer Bitterly
A Mailed Bon field and Grinaell Espe
cially NotedTest of the Pronancla
mento. Chicago, May 4. On tbe 30th of May the
Ha j-market monument ia to be unveiled, and
that the Anarchist are preparing for the event
is evidenced by the issuance by some secret
printing establishment of an inflammatory
circular, copies of which fall into the hands
of the polios yesterday. One of tbe circulars
was Inclosed in an envelope and aent to Chief
Hubbard. Another was found lying on the
base of tbe monument in Hay market squire.
It is believed that many other copies of the
circular have been aeoretly circulated among
tbe Anarchts's, who are known to be still
loyal to the memory of Spies, Parsons and
Begins with a Blast at Boafleld.
The circular read as follows: "May i,
18861 A peaeeable meeting attacked by ISO
armed policemen acting under tbe orders ef
a well-known bully and ruffian, contrary to
the commands of the mayor of the oily I All
unknown band throws a deadly and death-
dealing missile, and in a moment the air ia
rent by the shrieks and groans of wounded
and dying men 1 And this tbe result of the
disobedience, the cowardice and hatred of
one man. Citizens, you are asked to com
memorate by your attendance at tbe unveil
ingoft.be statue erected to the memory of tbe
policemen who fell on that terrible night. Tbe
bravery (f) not of the common men who had
no choice but to obey, but of the man Bon
field, whose murderous act caused untold
sufferirv. Some of you who read this will
listen, it may be with approval, to tbe recital
of tbe awful acmes of that memorable night.
With vehemence and great eloquence skillful
orators will picture to you the situation and
strong appeals will be made to your patriot
ism and your prejudices. Passion, whiok
time has cooled, will be again aroused, and the
hated Anarchists, who you will he told are
entirely responsible for thia dreadful affair,
will be painted aa fiends in human form, tio
have the people ever been blinded by cun
A Time for Justification.
"But stop! Have you ever given a thought
to tbe patient suffering, the cruel persecu
tion, the unjust trial and conviction and the
base murder of five of the real victims of tbe
Hay market tragedy I Or to tbe undeserved
punishment, compared with which death
would be merctful, of tbe other three! .Have
you forgotten tbe self -sacrifice and grandeur
of spirit and bearing of the man who volun
tarily surrendered himself to share the fate
of his comrades! Do guilty men thus volun
tarily return to meet certain death Ah!
friends, ask yourselves these questions in so
ber earnestness, and then listen without
a blush of shame, if yon can, to your orators
as they tell you this is tbe freest oountry on
the face of tbe earth. Thia kind of patriot
ism, like the song of the siren, puts you to
sleep whilst you drift on to certain slavery.
You remember tbe trial of our friends!
How the public prosecutor, States Attorney
Orinnell, pursued our friends with all the
malevolence of a fiend. How he adopted
every device known to cowards and knave,
intimidation, bribery, Jury-packing and
force to carry out tbe will of tbe money
power, whose willing tool be was. There
are many incidents connected with the trial
wbioh still remain untold. Tbe time will
come for ample Justification of our comrades,
but it is not quite yet.
"Fearful Price" of tbe Triumph.
"And you who pay your tribute to brave
men, and exult ia the triumph of the law,
consider for a moment at what a fearful
price that triumph was secured. Whan you
assemble on tbe 30th of May think also of
the 11th of November. See the four martyrs
to free speech and liberty as they stand
transfigure', on tbe dreadful scaffold! See
the proud, triumphant look which llgbta
their iacea. Hear tbe voices of Fischer and
Engol ezultingly shout for the cause they
loved dearer than life) Hearken to the warn
ing and prophetic voices of Hpies as be fore
tells the time when their silence will speak
in thunder tones. Listen again to tbe last
appeal of the noble Parsons oboked in its
A "Romance" 'Written iu Red.
"While 'law and order1 reigned aupreme
within the jail on that sad November morn
ing, without the walls was being enacted
anther scene At the very moment when the
devoted husband and father was being pre
pared for eternity, tbe faithful wife with her
two children was seeking admission (granted
to her the night before) to obtain oue last
word and embrace. Made desperate by the
insults of the uniformed ruffians who sur
rounded her, she and ber children were hur
ried away to the police station and there
O shame on American manhood I by com
mand of Capt Schaak, whom politiciana
have recently returned to power, the almost
heartbroken woman, and tbe two children
were stripped stark naked. This at the very
moment that . the husband and father waa
giving up his life, a willing sacrifice to bis
Free Speech Killed.
"On che 4th of May, 1886, free speech waa
dealt a stunning blow. On tbe 11th of No
vember, liS7, free speech was killed out
right choked in the utterance of one of its
noblest champions and- every sentiment of
decency was outraged in the brutal treat
ment afforded Mrs. Parsons. Qu the monu
ment at the Haymarket should be inscribed
in letters of fire these words: 'Erected to
commemorate the strangling of free speech
and the shame of an enslaved people."
Not Afraid of an Outbreak.
Chief Hubbard waa interviewed concern
ing the circular. He says he scarcely thinks
it possible that tbe Anarchists will attempt
an armed outbreak upon tbe day the statue
ia unveiled. He aaya every precaution will
be taken, however, to secure the safety of.
life and property upon that day.
Mean Thieves Bob a PreUt.
Chicopkx, Mass., May . Tbe parochial
residence of the Church of tbe Holy Name
was broken into Thursday night and all'tha
silverware in tbe dining room and t$S0 In
money from tbe library were taken. Father
McKetchnie, who baa been in charge of tbe
pariah since the death of Vicar Oeneral
Henly. said be did not go to bed till after 12
o'clock and beard no noise.
A Kansas Congressional Nomination.
Emporia, Kan., May 4. Harrison Kelly,
of Coffey county, a farmer and a resident of
Kansas since 1868, waa yesterday nominated
by tbe Republican convention to succeed ex
Congressman Thomas Ryan.
THE COAL MINE TROUBLES.
Failure of a Cokers' Strike Tbe Indiana
PittsBuko, Pa., May 4. A Cniontown
special aaya that the lockout at the Stewart
Coke works, which has lasted aisos Feb. 1
waa settled last evening, tbe company agree
ing not to push the prosecutions against four
men who assaulted non-union men, and the
strikers promising to stop interfering with
the company's efforts to start tbe works, al
lowing tbe company to employ whomsoever
tt chooses, and agreeing that any old hands
taken back will renounce labor organixa
tiana. Gillie, tbe man who baa kept tbe men
stirred up, ia to vacate the company's prop
erty and leave. Some of the men will return
to work at tbe reduced wages offered.
Others have obtained work elsewhere.
Demand 74 Cento for XUgfiag.
FmsBUBo, May 4. A circular issued by
tbe miners of the Pittsburg district to the
railroad coal operators demands a yearly
rate of 74 cents per ton, and states that If no
anawer is received by to-day a otmventlan
will be called to consider methods of secur
ing a uniform scale and enf ordag aaafe gsvy
ments instead of tbe company store ayevsm.
Several of the large operators in the Mans
field Taller, employing 1,50) men, bave
granted ton uniform yearly rate of 74 tents
par ton for mining to the men.
XVIU Work a Month for 63 Cents.
Tnu HaCTX, Ind., May 4. The bitu
minous ccJ operators and miners of tbe
state, after- three days' conference yester
day agreec. en a scale of 65 cents, for - one
month, wit i the understanding that tbe con
ference committees are to continue tbeir ef
forts to arr tuge a scale for the year. The
failure of .he Illinois miners and operators
and the Indiana block coal people to agree
on terms wns the chief cause for tbe tempo
rary agreer lent
Bleated the Operators' Proposition.
Beaxii. Iud., May '.The block coal
miners yest M-day rejected by a vote of 208 to
I, ITS tbe oale of prices prepared by tbe
operator. In another delegate meeting here
next Thuras ay it will be decided whether or
not tbe difference will be submitted for ar
bitration. Meanwhile all work at tbe mines
haa been suiy&nded and S.OuO miners are idle
OTiPERSD TO REBUILD.
Radical Development or the Iowa Railway
Dss Meni-a, May 4. Tbe railroad com
missioners yesterday afternoon made tbeir
order in the case of the eitieena and city of
Fort Dodgii against tbe Chicago, Rock Is
land and Pacific and tbe Dee Moines and
Fort Dodge railway companies. Tbey order
tbe Rock Island company to rebuild
and restore its road between Tara
station and Fort Dodge, by restoring tbe
aoad-bed, replaoing the bridges and relaying
its track in ii proper mauuer; that tbe road
enter upon the work- of reconstruction not
later than Jim 18, 1889, and complete tbe
same by the 1st day of November following;
that pending the completion of aucb work
tbe Cbjca&v Rock Island and Pacific
Railway company, lessee of the Des
Moines and Fort Dodge railroad, be
required and directed to operate one
passenger train a day each way between
Fort Dodge itnd Das Moinea and one freight
train with pisseuger accommodation a day
each way between Fort Dodge and Des
Moines, and that, in tbe operation of aucb
trains, the time-tables thereof be so ad
justed as to best accommodate tbe business
of tbe outi e line and all the stations
ahoald Have Used Hi Shotgun.
St. Louts, May 4. Reports come from
Marion. Ky., of White-Capism by a mob of
masked men who took Alfred McDowell,
living in the oastern portion of the county,
and unmercifully whipped him. Robert
Kemp, a neighbor of McDowell charged
him with stealing a bag of wheat McDowell
threatened to sue Kemp for damages. Kemp
then retracted and said be intended it aa a
joke. This settled tbe trouble, but a few
days ago Kemp once more charged McDowell
with the deed This reached McDowell, who
went to Marion and instituted a suit against
Kemp for $10,000. That night he received a
notice statiut; that if be did -not leave home
in ten day he would be visited by a mob
He determine! to leave tbe state, but his
friends advised hira not to. His friends
guarded him several nights, but as soon as
tbey quit guarding him the mob found it out
and on Saturday night took him from bis
houae and whipped him until be was unable
Appointments by the President.
Washington Citt, May 4. The presi
dent's appointments yesterday were princi
pally confined to the south and to the offices
of marshal an i district attorney. Tbe most
notable one wiis that of S. W. Hawkins to be
United States attorney for the western dia-
Sot of Tennesee. Mr. Hawkins was the
publican cindidate for governor at tbe
last election. D. S. Alexander, of New
York, was apjointed attorney for tbe north
ern district oX that elate. He bad charge of
part of Mr. Ettrrison's campaign correspond
ence last fall. Still another notable appoint
ment was thnt of Carter B. Harrison as
United States marshal for tbe eastern dis
trict of Tennessee. He is the president's
Soldier Ask lor a ?Tew EAapaack.
WjJJHLNQTOf.' ClTT, May 9 A number of
so listed men in tbe army bave petitioned tbe
war department to authorise the use of what
la known as Ue Merriam knapsack, which
differs from tb ordinary knapsack in throw
ing tbe weight f tbe burden principally on
the hips, instead of on the shoulders. Tbe
device was inv anted by an American army
officer, Col Memam, and has been adopted
by all tbe govei nments of Europe. The pe
titions state that they will pay for the knap
sacks out of the r own pockets, if tbe use is
Make tbe City a "Taxing District."
New OBlxats, May 4. The master in
chancery tor th United States circuit court
has filed a report in tbe celebrated drainage
cam of J. W. Peck vs. the city of 5ew
Orleans, involving the liability for S700,000
outstanding dr linage warrants with twenty
re&re arrears of interest at 8 nor nnt nn th
rees Value Th. master finds the city liable
to tne extent or fU.uuu.UUU. The drainage
tax on which tb jee warrants were predicated
has been deolared by tbe state supreme court
to be unconstitu tional
Mrs. H arriaon Dines Out.
BaoofcLYit, 5". T., May 4. Mrs. Harri
son was the gueit at dinner last evening of
Mrs. J. J. Van Kostrand, of 19.3 Columbia
Heights. Among the twenty-two other
guests were Mm. and Mr. Tracy, Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Harrison, Mrs. McKee, Com mo-
dor and Mrs. Ra nsay and Rev. Dr. Leouard,
Destructlc a bf a JEfotel by Fire.
New CaBTLK, lad., May 4. The Bundy
house and a livery stable were burned at 3
o'clock yesterdar morning. Loss, (25,000;
insurance nail The hotel guests were all
DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLECT.
A Miner Blown to Eternity by Explodlng
Innceenta In the Flame.
POTT8V1LLE, Pa., May 4. A destructive
gas explosion occurred at tbe Beech wood col
liery yesterday. The fire boss neglected to
put up the cau tic n board at the entrance of
an abandoned gangway in which gas hud ac
cumulated. Jamas Nolan, who was making
repairs, knowing that tbe fire boas bad
rsiHsed and seeing no danger signal up, en
tered tbe gang war with a naked lamp
The Lamp Did the Work.
The flame of thti lamp caused caused a ter
rible explosion. Nolan waa blown against
the rocks and sur ained fatal Injuries. Two
miners named lewis and Bweeney were
dragged out of the shaft unconscious, but
Were not serious y injured. Considerable
damage was done to the property.
Three Children Lose Their Lives.
Ashtabcla, Chio, May 4. Three chil
dren of a Portuguese family named Silvey
ware left alone in e house yesterday morn
ing. Tbe boildiig took fire. One of tbe
children was bun ed to death and tbe other
two were fatally t anted,
Aa Infant Child Cremated.
alraururiXlD, It o., May 4. Four fine resi
dences were bnrnei 1 here yesterday afternoon.
Loss about ISO okJ; fully insured An in
fant child of J. 11 Kinney waa burned to
death in one ox tbe bo
ANYBODY WANT A TITLE T
A Flrst-Cles It illaa Coat of Aon
Sale Chei Prloe 4UQ.OOO.
Nrw York, May 4.-The Bun stales that a
nobleman who reot ntly advertised a title for
aale is Count Carlj Certt a brother of tbe
late Count Ludov loo Cortt, former Italian
ambaeaador at "rft shingtoa and Berlin, and
one of the Geneva award arbitrators. The
Cortt family is one of tbe roost distinguished
and ancient of Iter.' and the Italian families
f note in thia airy express eururiae and cha
grin that Count Cai Lo't pxrterty,cauaad by ex
cesses of varioua kinds ana by Panama canal
specula tiooA, baa 11 him o take the step be
now eoste inflate sua plan is to adopt as
his son tbe person who will buy the title.
This, according to Italian law, sjonfers the
title by legitimate imnnasslna The oegotia
tlaae are being eisriad csat by Mme.
liuaatitLsv Maado! the eoaac n io thii
JtS7ti.t kri satfW,ooo isprloe at
whichurftitk!d, - . .
His Examination Takes a Sen
AN ADMISSION OF A FALSEHOOD,
tittered In the Presence of the Commons
He Seems to Think the End Justified the
Mean and the Audience Biases Fred
Grant and Mrs. Grant Presented to the
Queen Inquisitive Press Fiends and the
London, May 4. The cross-examination
of Parnell was continued before the commis
sion yesterday. The Irish leader denied know
ing "Number One," either under the name of
Tynan or any othor. He bad never heard
Egan associate 1 with the "martyr fund" for
tbe benefit of the families of those executed
and incarcerated for participation in the
PhGMiix park murders. Eo saw nothing
criminal in the fund, but rather thought it
was right to assist the innocent victims of
the "martyrs." He said he could not recol
lect having denounced outrages between 1N78
and 1K&1. He believed the outrages were the
work of small societies.
ParnelV Exaggerated the Facts.
A sensational incident the most remarka
ble of tbe day'a examination occurred when
Sir Richard Webster quoted a statement
made by Parnell during the debate on For
ster's bill, in 1881, suspending t.ie habeas
corpus, to the effect that secret societies had
then ceased to exist in Ireland. Sir Richard
asked Parnell if be believed tbe statement
when he made it ,
Parnell Na At any rate it was au exag
Sir Richard Webster Did you or did you
not misstate tbe fact when you made that
Knew His Words to Be Untrue.
Parnell admitted that he bad made ths
statement, knowing it to be untrue, or at
least extravagant. He further admitted that
be had never withdrawn the statement His
purpose in making it was to exaggerate the
effect which tbe league bad bad in eradi
cating secret societies.
The nonchalance with which the witness
made these admissions astonished tbe audi
ence and elicited hisses.
He further testified that be was unable to
aay what had become of the books of the
Land loague. Some of them were brought to
London, anil some were now before the com
mission. Where tbe missing books and doc
uments were he did not know, but he would
endeavor to ascertain.
Rioting About Insurance Premiums.
London, May 4. A body of infantry has
been sent to quell the rioting which prevails
among tbe workers in the Rothschilds mines
in Moravia. The miners demand the return
of 10,500 which they have collectively paid
in on account of Insurance premiums, which
demand the masters refuse to comply with;
hence the riots. Thua far ten of the loaders
in the disorders bave been arrested, but the
men are determined to fight until they are
overpowered by superior numbers or their
demands are satisfactorily met.
Fred Grant Presented to the Queen.
Loxnov, May 4. At the queen's drawing
room held yesterJay Col. F. D. Grant,
United States minister to Austria, was
presented by Mr. W. II. White, secretary f
the American legation, and Mrs. Orant was
presented by Countess Van Bylandt, wife of
the Netherlands minister to England. Lieut.
Henry A Borup, U. 8. A, the recently ap
pointed military attache to the American
legation at Paris, was also presented by Mr.
White, tfud Mrs. Borup by Countess Van
FMtered to Death by Pencil Fathers.
London, May 4. The American delegates
to the Samoan conference in Berlin have
been so pestered by the importunities of Ger
man reporters and American correspondents
that they have been compelled to refuse ad
mittance to all callers except those person
ally known or who give satisfactory assur
ance that tbey are not interviewers.
The Royalists Will Be Absent.
Paris, May 4. The royalist senators and
deputies have resolved not to attend tbe fete
to be given at Versailles on Sunday on the
eve of the opening of the exhibition. There
have been practically no invitations issued
for tbe ceremony of opening the exhibition.
Will Repudiate the Congress.
VreN-NA, May 4. It is thought probable
that tbe government will declare the plenary
Catholic congress jtixt closed here to have
been a private- assembly and pay no attention
to the telfginpUic messages of the pope
Has a Bnllet In HI Vertebrae.
Washington Crrr, May 4. Jamos Dunn,
a veteran, claims to have a bullet in his
vertebrae and wants a higher pension than $4
per month which be is receiving. He is
willing to bave an operation performed to
prove nis claim, wtucb it correct entitles him
to a higher (lension. The pen-don office haa
repeatedly refuse! to reopen the case, but
Assistant Secretary Bucsey yesterday decided
that if the applicant was willing to undergo
tne pain oi an operation ue ought to bave tbe
opportunity to prove his claim.
Pretty Big Hall for Guthrie.
Washington Crrr, May 4. Postmaster
Flynn, of Guthrie, Oklahoma, telegrnpbsthe
postmaster genoral that as a usual thing a
bne of people half a mile long gathers at the
dolivery winnow waiting for mail, although
the eleven clerks of the office work continu
ously from 5 oVlot-k in the morning until
midnight 1 he delivery of letters averages
3,000 ami of newspapers 1,0J0 daily. Tbe
aale of stamps amounts to (50 daily. There
are five banks and six newspapers in the
Institute for Feeble-Minded Burned.
Feankfort, Ky., May 4. Fire at 10
o'clock yesterday morning totally destroyed
the Feeble-minded institute and out-houses
consisting of mattress factory, shoe factory.
carpenter bliop, broom factory, engine bouse
and gardeners residence, with their contents,
There were 170 children in the institution,
all of whom were gotten out The loss on
buildings and contents will reach (150,000,
with an insurance of $33,000. The origin of
tbe fire is unknown.
Novel Affair In Swell Society.
Kkw York, May 4. A number of wealthy
young men and women performed in an
amateur circus last evening at the country
residence or James M. Water bury in n est
Cheater county. There waa a large attend
ance of New York society people to witness
the novel affair, which passed off with great
Bank Authorised in Idaho.
Washington Citt, May 4. The comp
troller of the currency baa authorise the
First National bank of Pocatelio, Idaho, to
begin business with a capital of 1 50,000.
Lydeeker Must Take His Punishment.
Washington Citt, May 4. President
Harrison baa approved the findings and sen
tence of the general court-martial which re
cently tried Maj. Lydecker for neglect of
duty In superintending the construction of
tbe Washington aqueduct tunnel The sen'
tence of the court is as follows: "To for
feit to tbe United States (100 per month of
ma pay for nine months, and to be repri
manded in orders." The president aaya that
tne suggestion that faithful aupervision of
such work is powerless to detect auob frauds
and abama as were practiced is discreditable
to tne engineering profession, and entirely in
. Bon. W. H. Barnuaa'a FaawsL
Lor Rock, Conn,, May 4. The funeral
over the remains of the Boa, William XL
Barnum waa held at 1 p. m. in Trinity
church here yesterday. Interment waa made
In the family lot. There were special trains
from Hartford and New York bringing
mourn era from all over the country, among
tnem many prominent politiciana. includinc
ex-President Cleveland. The aervice waa
conducted by tbe Rev. Mr. Putnam, rectcr,
eyeleted by the Rev. Mr. Walker, former
rector. . -
A Young Woman Barely E$
caprj Burial Alive.
HER E0KEIBLE MENTAL TOETUIIE.
Conscious AU the Time, ghe Knows She
Has Been Pronounced Dead, Bees the
Funeral Preparations Going on. Tries In
Vain to Stove or Scream, and Thinks She
Bas Done So, but That Her Appeal Is
St. Loois, May 4 An afternoon paper
prints a sensational story of a remarkable
case of catalepsy reported from Simth St
Louis, names being suppressed for the al
leged reason that tbe victim is so weak the
excitement certain to be aroused by a knowl
edge of ber identity and consequent calls by
curious neighbors would be fatal The story
Is to tbe effect that a young married woman
25 year of age was in ber coffin and about to
be taken out for burial when her husband
aaw her arm move He ordered bar to be
taken out of the coffin at once and called in
two physicians, who, after an examination
pronounced life not extinct and began a
process of resuscitation. Their efforts were
successful and tbe woman waa in a abort
time brought back to consciousness. This
Story was obtained from ber sister, a young
married woman, who lives at 731 South
Fourth street The sister related tbe fol
lowing facts in connection with tbe strange
The Patient Pronounced Dead.
"Last Monday my sister, who bad been
sick for but a few days, died as far as we
could see, and the attending physician pro
nounced ber dead. He husband proceeded to
make arrangements for the funeral A
coffin was secured and when the supposed
corpse was dressed it waa laid in the coffin.
The intention was to have the funeral Tuesday
afternoon. Friends of the family visited the
bouse and mourned over the body from
which tbe spirit bad apparently departed.
Saved by Her Boy's Voice.
"Tuesday afternoon, a short time before
the closing of the coffin was to have taken
place, my brother-in-law was standing beside
the bier looking at the face of his wife, when
his little boy came into the room and said, "I
want to look at mamma." Just then the
arm of my sister moved. Her husband saw
it and was naturally very much sfartled. He
informed those in tbe room in an excited
manner of what he bad seen and my sister
was at once taken from tbe coffin and placed
on a bed and two physicians summoned.
Evidence of Respiration.
"They placed a glass in front of my sister's
face, and could at once perceive the signs of
breath upon, it They then began to wfrk
with her, and after a short while more pos
itive signs of life began to appear. She kept
breathing better all the time, and flually she
Frlehtful Meetal Torture.
"Tbe most terrible affair about it all is that
she knew perfectly everything that waa go
ing on around her. When she waa being
dressed for butial abe realised what waa be
ing done, and tried ber best to show signs of
life, but could not do so. When she was
placed in the coffin an awful feeling of what
was to be ber doom came over her, and she
says sbe tried to scream, and thought she suc
ceeded, but of course abe did not When ahe
came to and related to us an account of tbe
mental torture she bad experienced during
the time ber trance lasted she said: 'Where
were you all when I aoreamedr We told
her that ahe bad not screamed or we rarely
would have beard her.
she Tried to Scream.
" 'Well,' she said, 'I tried to scream often
and thought that onoe I had succeeded ia ut
tering a shriek.1 When she was lying in the
coffin be tried to move but failed until her
little child came running into tbe room and
asked to look at ber. Then her arm cramped
and her husband, who was standing by the
coffin, fortunately happened to see it Had
be not she would certainly bave been burled
Two Mesjre Murderer Hung.
Baltimore, May 4. The Sun's Peters
burg special says: At Emporia, Greenville
county, yesterday, two colored men named
Walker Harris and Robert Williams were
banged for murder. On the scaffold each
man said: "I bave no ill-feeling against any
man, and am prepared to die" Tbe crime
for which they were hanged was committed
on Feb. 22 last Their victims were Anthony
Par ham and Emerson Mason, negroes, both
of whom were killed with axes. Williams
made a confession Thursday night, and said
tbe murder waa the result of an old grudge.
The Murderer Bawe Convicted.
Birmingham, Ala., May 4. The jury in
the Hawes case yesterday returned a verdict
of guilty, and fixed tbe penalty of death.
Hawes is calm and says be was certain of
conviction in this county. The aupreme
court will probably on appeal grant a change
of venue and a new trial. Hawes was
charged with the murder of bis family, and
it was in an attempt to lynch him that tbe
sheriff in defending tbe jail killed a number
of tbe mob of would-be lynchers some time
State Railway Commissioners Beaten.
Pensacola, Fla., May 4. The supreme
court of Florida decided that tbe rates fixed
by tbe state railroad commission for tbe
Pensacola and Atlantic railroad company
are too low to permit the road to earn operat
ing expenses, and constitute a deprivation of
property without due process of law and
without just compensation, and therefore
amount to confiscation, and are repugnant to
the state and federal constitutions. The
lower courts bad sustained tbe commis
Twelve MiUlous In the Suit.
Nxw Haven, Conn., May 4. The contest
over tbe $12,0(10,000 estate of the late B. B.
Hotcbklss, inventor of the Hotchkiaa sun.
began here yesterday, tbe question at issue
being whether Hotcbklss bad a legal domi
cile in America, in which case the widow will
receive (0,000,000 and HotchkW father tA. -
0(10,000, or whether his legal residence was
Far is, in which event six relatives living in
France will secure $3,000,000 each.
Smith Had Been on a Bis; Drank.
Kkw York, May 4. Henry R. Smith, tbe
missing paymaster of the United State cor
vette Essex, was found at his mother's resi
dence, 344 West Fourteenth street, yester
day, in a very precarious condition, the re
sult of centennial indu genue. He bad 11,200
of Uncle Sam's money with bint when be
disappeared, and be bas not yet been able to
tell what he did with it
'o More Loan In tbe West.
Boston, May 4. The house of representa
tives yesterday passed to be engrossed the
senate bill providing that safety deposit,
loan and trist companies shall not Invest in
farm mortgage on laud outside of New
England and New York.
Tbe British Minister Presented.
Washington Citt, May 4. Secretary
Blaine appeared at tbe state department
yesterday morning looking very well and
showing no traces of his recent illness. Soon
after bis arrival Sir Julian Paunoefote, tbe
new British Minister, came to the depart
ment, accompanied by Mr. Edwarda, the
charge d'affaires, and Secretary Herbert,
with several other attaches. Tbe new min
ister was introduced to Secretary Blaine,
who immediately proceeded with tbe party
to the White House, where Sir Julian was
formally presented to the president. The
usual felicitous speeches were exchanged.
Runs on tbe Ball Field.
Chicaoo, May 4 League base ball scores
recorded yesterday were as follows: At
Cleveland Chicago 4, Cleveland 0; at Wash
ington City Boston , Washington 6; at
Philadelphia New York 4, Philadelphia 9;
at Indiauapolis Pittsburg IS, Inlianapo
American association: At Columbus- Bat
tliuore s, Columbus 7; at Brooklyn Ath
letic 0, Brooklyn 18; as Kansas CttyBtV
Louis b, Kansas City 16.
Ucs Curtain Stretchers
J P II II II 1 I'l-p
Witt Save you Money, Time and Labor.
SVEKT lloCSEKEErER SnoLxo Havs Onsj
lay la Jy can operate them.
For Sala By
He invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
Mark Baldwin, late pitcher of the Chicago
club, was Friday signed by Columbus.
Forests are on fire in tbe vicinity of Wau
sau, Wis., and aa everything is dry much
damage is looked for.
Tbe centennial celebration was a little too
much for Secretary Windom, and be was
slightly indisposed Friday.
Herr Meyer, the largest ivory importer in
the world and a brother-in-law ef Carl
Scburs, died at Kiel, Gormany, Friday.
Friday for the first time Arbor Day was
observed in New York state. The observa
tion was pretty general for a first effort.
It is reported that strange Indians ars
raiding the Crow reservation in Montana and
running off stock. Troops are in pursuit.
Ex-Governor Gray, of Indiajia, will prac
tice law in Indianapolis, meantime "laying
pipe" for tbe United States senate, so it is
An examination of tbe pension roll dis
closes tbe fact that there are 58 pensioners
upon tbe rolls drawing pensions for total
Lotta, the actress, was painfully, injured
Friday night by a fall on the stage at Easton,
Pa., while acting Musette. The performance
bad to be abandoned.
George Francis Train has been fasting four
teen days and says be is doing it to live, as be
looks for a great pestilence this year. He
takes nothing but water and weak lemonade.
Because they disagreed about religion
Elijah Clarkson, of Mount Vernon, Ind.,
and bis sweetheart postponed their wedding
indefinitely after he bad procured a license.
Two bright young men of Findlay, O., got
a lease on about every bouse that was fcr
rent in town. By this they cornered bouse
rents and advanced tbem from $2 to $6 per
The bouse of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Will
iams at Abingdon, Md., waa burned Thurs
day night, and their four children, whose
ages ranged from 6 to 15 years, perished in
A barber in Evansviile, Ind., made an at
tack on Professor A. a Lyme, of that city,
while he was being shaved Friday, and in
flicted a dangerous wound on the professor's
neck with a razor.
Matthews & Ca's malt house, Leroy, N. Y.,
was partially burned Friday night, and an
immense quantity of malt was soaked and
poiled. The damage ia about (200,000;
covered by insurance.
LE S1SLATIVE PROCEEDINGS.
The Steersmen or Illinois and Mirhlaa
Continue I heir Labor.
SFBisoriELD, Ills., May 4. The senate did
little business yesterday and early adjourned
to Monday afternoon. A bill was passed
amending tbe banking law, providing for
banks in municipalities of between 10.000 and
50,000 inhabitants, as waa a bill relating to
the propagation of fUh, and a bill 'so permit
the university at Evanston to erect a musical
college on a portion of the college grounds.
The house 'passed the bill appropriating
money for the Insane hospital at Anna, The
bill to allow municipal corporations to fix
the price of electric lights, etc., was 9ent
to the miscellaneous affairs committee on an
adverse report from another committee,
said report being non-concurred in. The bill
to give tbe same powers as to the price of gas
was aent to first reading. The bill
to fix tbe rates for telephones was un
favorably reported upon, but the report was
non-concurred in, and the bill ordered to
first reading. The bill placing the St Louis
bridge under control of tbe railway commis
sioners was passed, while tbe appropriation
for the southern penitentiary failed. A num
ber of senate bills were then read tbe first
Lansino, Mich., May 4. An adverse re
port was made yesterday on the bill to pro
hibit ticket brokerage. A bill was passed ap
propriating $129,000 for the deaf and dumb
school. The vote defeating the local option
bill was reconsidered and tbe bill tabled, as
was don with tbe bill authorizing the form
ation of trust aud deposit compauies.
Chicago, May a.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
aa follows: Wheat No. t June, opened 7tJc,
closed K4c; July, opened 77Hr. closed T8Hc;
September, opened 76c, closed 7tA4e. Corn
No. June, opened 8t-Ho, closed 8tK4gc;
July, opened Wye, close i 85c; August,
opened . closed Sic. Oats No. t June,
openei BJSic closed 28e; July, opened S2Xc,
closed 13c. Pork June, opened $11.4. H,
closed $11.95; July, opened $11-70, closed
$11.75; AugUBt, opened , closed $11.86.
Lard June, opened , closed i.85.
Live stock The Union Stock Yards reports
the following rang of price: U ok Market
opened atrong and fairly active at yesterday's
figure; later now easy bnt not quotably low
er; light grades, ti. (164. 60; routfh packing.
li.&iiM.eo; mixed lots, $t.O0Q..iSXi: heavy
packing and shipping lota, Sl.uu&i.TU. Cattle
Steady to strong: beeves, poor to fair. t&zS
8.76; good te choice, cows, tLSUj
UO; stockersand feeders. t-'.f -SAao. Bheep
(steady: wo led, $t.WJ(&5.lw; shorn, 18.16
4J4.10; lambs, $4.76(.6.75.
Produce: Butter fancy Elgin creamery,
i03ic per lb; dairies in line, l30o; roll but
ter. UiiUia. Eggs Strictly freeh, lOHo per
dot. Poultry Live chickens, Ue per lb; roost
ers, 6c; turkeys, 10lc; ducks, 10 lie. Pota
toes Choice Burbanka, ax$io per bu; Beauty
of Hebron, 232io; mixed lota. 30o; sweet po
tatoes, $1.75iSt2.U0 per bbh Apples Choice
greenings, $1X2.1.W per bbl; po jr lota, 75c
tVJO. Cranberries Bell and bugle, S5.uQ3o.ai
. New York, May 8.
Wheat -Quiet; No. 1 red state, sec; No. do,
8446c: Ko. X r-d winter 14,v An t.. ....
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bViHo; do July, B)c; do August. KiVic Corn
u o. - niixeo. casn, m; do May, 41)4;
do Jnne. l4r do Jnlv An a -.-
484c. Oat ft Steady; No. 1 white state, Wtoi
uu, ouui io. mixea May. zfcyic; do
June, sHc; do July, 28Jc. Bye-Dull. B&r-
lev Nominal. Pnrkl),ll nw m. : 11 n tn
USS. Lard-Quiet; May. 17.15; .June, $7.1.-;
Live Ktikokr futtlATnntt. knt n. i, -
nary to good eteei. $3. 8004. 60; bulls and dry
"""" Duwp ana umm-oiow at
steady prices: unshorn sheep. sfi.(Ui5.0u tj MM
t; un horn yearlings, t5.SUQpH.60; spring
lambs, $4,0U3fi.6u each. Uogs Nominally
steady; $5 UQA.4U.
Hay Cpland prairie, 179$.
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nri ai.fi ii. is. j i m
dWeo-Oak, -sVKt'aickory, s.
Furniture the Finest,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Biehest,
to call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures all Lis wn
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sj. B. ZIMMER
btar Block, - Opp. Harper House,
tS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits np in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ABE LOW.
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!58econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
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