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THE ROCK IBISOTD AUGrTTB MONDAY MAY 0, IC39.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
M or dat, Mat 6, 1889.
The Chicago Herald of the 8rd inst.
has this to say of the meeting of the
democratic state central committee, and
the political significance attached to it:
The most important meeting erer held
by a democratic state central committee
In Illinois came to a harmonious end at
Springfield Wednesday, when it was re
solred to attempt to carry the next legs
The results of such a victory at the
polls may be partly and only partly out
lined. The republican press already
sounds the alarm when it refers to the
increasing influence of Oen. John M.
Palmer as a leader; to the fact that a
democratic legislature would send him
to the United States senate; and to the
further fact that It will fall to the gen
eral assembly of 1891 to reapportion this
state on the lines of the eleventh census
and the new reapportionment of the
house of representatives. Unless the
Fifty-first congress shall vastly increase
the number of representatives in the fed
eral house an unlikely thing the rela
tive importance of states like Illinois will
vaatly increase in the electoral college,
and it may be seen that a democratic ap
portion men t of the congressional dis
tricts would have a far reaching effect
on tbe politics of the entire common
wealth. The Illinois democracy prepares for the
next onset with the feeling that the last
of republican administrations is now at
tbe front. The leader of the western
idea of popular reform resides at Spring
field. It he should be sent to Washing
ton as senator, it is indubitable that his
entrance in the upper chamber would
cause a national sensation. Tbe thought
that the west is aggressiye is well seated
on the people. The election of this con
spicuous leader of a hope that was once
forlorn would strengthen tbe truth in
every heart. The protective system of
war taxation is so wicked that it defies
human reason. How long can such a
regime endure? How long could it endure
with Oen. Palmer in tbe senate from the
once republican state of Illinois?
To elect Oen. Palmer, with tbe aid of
minority representation, would not be a
startling triumph. The democracy, there
fore begins the propaganda calmly. If
Palmer fails of a majority in the legisla
ture, it is as plain as daylight that he will
increase bis following in the west. It did
not disappoint him to lose tbe battle of
last November.wuh Chicago safe for a pe
rennial democracy. It does not make him
afraid when he notes that majority piling
higher at our spring election. Thrice
armed with the truths of Thomas Jeffer
son, he enters an engagement which tbe
republicans must win to escape ruin; but
he needs not to win to assure the even
As Palmer stands for Illinois, so Illi
nois stands for the wet. Illinois is tbe
agricultural commonwealth which is
soonest to forget the hatreds of war and
repudiate the engagements of false pa
triots. When this state shall enter on
conditions of peace, denying the drafts,
billetings and reclamations of commer
cial conspirators who care nothing for the
civil war, save as it has made them neb,
then the neighboring states of Michigan,
Wisconsin and Minnesota will be found
in close accord as it was 1 13 years ano
on uie Atlantic seaboard.
We have been treated to fireworks
representing tbe fathers of '70 in the act
of visibly refusing to pay oppressive
taxes. Tbe same spirit today would at
once destroy $150,000,000 of the protec
tive tariff assessed by greedy manufac
turers. That bo many people in Illinois
know this fact, and are led by John M.
Palmer, is the solace of democracy the
rain bow of its promise.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh tba' 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 fc 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 the genu
uine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
sHTSold by druggists. Price 75 cents
ARMOUR'S GREAT RIVAL.
That S)3B,000,000 DreMed Mmt Company
Getting Kacly for Butn.
NEW YORK, Mar 6 The American Meat
company ha been organized, with Warner
Miller a prasiil-nt, ami ex-Cnngrrssmmi J.
J. Blden, of Syrociisf, ad one of the direct
ors. Tuts in the coniiiiy with $i,000,000
capital which intends to tecome a rival of
the "Bijj, Four" dressed Lif combination. It
will control large ram-be in the west, and
stock-yard facilities at Kansas City. The
company a flrnt organized contained a num
ber of cotton oil trust people, but they were
frightened out, it U a I leg 1 by the Armours
threatening to fight tbe cotton oil trust The
necessary capital hasalreadv been subscribed,
and it is not thought that tliore will be any
further deluy iu carrying out the project
A Newspaper flu ng Boycottera.
Rocbkstkr, N. Y., Mayft In tbe supreme
court Saturday suit tor tliuxx) damages was
brought against the otllmrs of tbe (Central
Labor union by The Post-Express Printing
company. The suit Is a result of the street
car drivers' strike which baa been in progress
for some time. Shortly after the strike was
begun a boycott was placed on several firms
by the Car I 'rivers assembly, among thorn
being Tbe Pout Express Priming company.
The Central Labor union indorsed the boy
cott MURDER OF AN ILLINOIS EDUCATOR.
Shot Dead by the Hon of the Township
Galkxa, Ills., May 0. Professor H. L
Matcbett, principal of tbe academy at
Hanover, in this county, was shot dead
yesterday afternoon by Oeorgo Skene, son of
Township Supervisor Skene. The murderer
camped and has not ben apprehended. Tbe
motive for the crime is said to have boon a
refusal on the part of the murdered man to
permit bis sister to receive attentions from
Celebrated a Revolutionary Battle.
Grexxsboro, N. C, May 6. The Revo
lutionary battle of Guilford Court house
was celebrated on the battle-ground near this
place Saturday. Several thousand people
were present Senator Zub Vanoe, a great
favorite in this, his native state, was the ora
tor of tbe day, and doliversd an eloquent and
finished address, in which be maintained that
the foundation of American liberty was laid
on tbe field of Guilford at the battle in.
A Oroat Battle'
is continually going on in the human
system. Tbe demon of impure blood
strives to gain victory over the constitu
tion, to rain health, to drag victims to
the grave. A good reliable medicine
like Hood's Sarsaparilla is the weapon
with which to defend one's self, drive
the desperate enemy from the field, and
restore peace and bodily neejin ior many
jean. Try this peculiar meaicine.
Mrs. Humphry Ward's "Robert Els
men" haa acouired undying fame. A
new linen collar has been named after it.
Ben Butler Finds a Coat Tail to
: Tread on.
COMPLIMENTS TO ADMIRAL PORTER
riio Blnff Old Tar Charged with Running
Away! An Old War ITiipleawantnees Dug
Up In This Centennial Year The Admi
ral Laughs at the Story. Call Butler
a Coward, 'While Oen. Sherman Thinks
Such Thing Should lie Dropped.
Washington Citt, May ti. A pretty
warm discussion is likely to grow out of a
statement telegraphed here as having been
made by Geu. Butler. At a meeting last
we -k during tbe centennial days a dinner
was given Gen. Butler on tbe anniversary of
the capture of New Orleans. During his
ipoecb that evening Butler spoke of Farra
gut's officers as being brave save one, a high
officer, who ran away. Admiral Porter's at
tention was called to this, and be said he
knew who tbe officer was a commodore
slid never could account for his running
away, as be had shown conspicuous bravery
st other times. He would not give bis name,
but said that Farragut had censured other
afflcers wrongfully, and had exonerated
these last when be heard the circumstances.
Butler Say It Was Porter Himself.
But tbe trouble will begin probably when
Admiral Porter knows that the officer But
ler referred to as I asserted in an inter
view in Boston, printed yesterday was no
l a person than Admiral Porter himself.
Butler say the admiral was in command of
the mortar boats, but that early in the morn
ing after Farragut had passed the rebel bat
teries Porter rushed past Butler's transports
thirty miles down tbe river, crying out that
tbe robels were coming down tbe river and
for Butler to get out as fast as possible.
The rebels were not coming, but Porter, so
Butler says, had heard that the rebels had
armed tbe Louisiana, a ponderous float
ing battery, and were coming dowu the
There has lieen ill feeling tetwenn Butler
and Porter ever since 18tM, when Butler ao
ensed Porter of going back on him at Fort
Porter Thinks It I a Hug Joke.
Admiral Porter is inclined to look upon
Gen. Butler's utterances as sent out by the
United Prfws last night as a huge Juke. He
was told the couteuts of tbe United Press
dispatch. Aud so Gen. Butler has been
saying things about me," be said. "Well,
what if be has? I shall not take auy notice
of it He knows what I think of him. I
have said time and again that he is a coward
and worse. Mow I suppose he wants to get
even with me in his old age. Ijet him talk.
Nobody believes him."
"But he says you ran away."
kDoes lief . Well, let him say so. I have
in ray possession a letter written to me by
Gideon Welles after the capture of tbe forts,
thauking rue for ray efforts, and saying that
but for my exertions Admiral Farragut
could not have captured New Orleans. I do
not want any stronger praise than Secretary
Welles gave me in that letter. People who
run away do not get to tbe head of the nary.
There were three officers who were censured
by Farragut two of tbem unjustly. The
other one has never, to my knowledge satis
factorily explained his conduct. I supposed
Butler meant him, but you say ho referred to
me. Well, well, well. It does not trouble
Bii one bit. People who believe what But
ler snys must set history aside, and I have
have not the slightest regard for their opinion.-'
Gen. Sherman Kegrets the Controversy.
New York, May 6. Gen. W. T. Hberman
declined to express an opinion iu regard to
the Porter- Butler controversy, but said: "I
was not at New Orleans, and don't feel
qualified to say anything on the subject Tbe
gentlemen concerned are both strong, able
men and capable of looking out for them
selves. Butler was a gallant soldier, and
Porter was one ot tba hardest hitters in the
navy. I regret the revival of camp-fire
stories. It is tint right, especially just at this
centennial time. These things have been dis
cussed often enough, and ought to be
A Chicago Irish Nationalist Cannot Be
Found Bloody Trnnk Discovered.
Chicago, May 5. Dr. Patrick H. Cronin,
a leader of one of the Chicago factions of
Irish Nationalists, was caled from bis resi
dence early Saturday evening to make a pro
fessional call, and has not since been heard of
by any ouo who knows him. It is feared
that be has been foully dealt with, and many
sensational rumors are afloat concerning bis
Found a Bloody Trunk.
This occurrence is coupled with the finding
of a large truna on the roadside in tbe sul-
urbs of the olty about midnight Saturday
night Tbe trunk was broken open and the
interior was found to bo smeared with blood,
and a quantity of cotton batting, such as is
used by surgeons, was saturated with fresh
blood. Tbe police are searching for Cronin,
but up to a late hour last night his where
abouts remained unknown.
The Miners Score a Victory.
Braiil, Ind., May 6 The first victory in
the adjustment of the yearly mining scale
was achieved Saturday by tbe machine
mine' s, 43 cents with 6 cents advance on
Nov. 1. This is a 5 cent reduction, instead
of 10 as demanded. Machines are used ex
clusively in the bituminous mines at Cox
ville and Clay City. The temporary rate
agreed upon for bituminous miners is also a
victory, as the rate is higher than at first
offered besides bringing about the resump
tion of work in all tbe uituminous mines in
Tho Illinois House.
SmixoriELD, Ills., May 6. Like all Sat
urday sessions that of the house last Satur
day was brief, adjournment being reached
by noon. A number of house and senate
bills were rend, and tbe bill to prevent fraud
in cbeesemaking was sent to third reading, as
was tbe bill to refer railway crossing dispute
to the railway commissioners. Numerous
other bills were road a second time, and sev
eral special orders decided upon.
Tha Indiana Legislature Sustained.
Indianapolis, May 6. Judge Howland,
of the circuit court, Saturday decided in
favor of tho plaintiffs in tho mandamus pro
ceedings of the blind asylum trustees to com
pel tbe governor to issue tham commissions
uudor tho legislative election. He holds that
tho legislature was vested by the constitu
tion with authority to elect the officers in
Sirs. Harrison Retaraa to Washington.
Nrw York, May C Mrs. Harrison was
ascot-tad to tho Pennsylraaia dopot Saturday
afternoon by Vioo President Morton, and
mi to Washington unattended.
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY IN CHICAGO.
A Suddenly Insane Man Dashes His Baby's
Brains Out Against tbe Wall.
Chicago, May ft William Tanaor, of this
city, a machinist by trade, 86 years of age,
living with his young wife and 6 months old
baby, became suddenly insane while in bed
at b o'clock yesterday morning, and after a
desperate struggle with his wife aeised the
baby from the crib in which It was sleeping
and dashed its brains out against tho wall of
tho room. Ho then aeised a butcher knife
and tried to murder the woman, who eluded
the mad -man and fled to the Street, mean
while arousing tho neighbors by her piercing
" He Cuts Hie Own Throat.
Ho then slashed' his owa throat with tho
knife, and when 1 the police arrived be was
walking to and fro in the room, with a ter
rible gash in his neck from which the blood
was streaming, while in one hand be held the
bloody knife and on his left arm lay the hor
ribly mutilated body of the dead infant The
murderer was at once overpowered and taken
to tho hospital for treatment, and IsstUl
CURIOUS CHINESE JEWEL.
A "Jade" Bins; Presented to tho Smith
Washisgtoh Citt, May 6. Tho Chinese
minister lias made a valuable gift to tho
regents of tho Smithsonian Institution.
Ensconce 1 in a beautiful gold plush case is a
"jade" ring about ten inches in diameter and
an eighth of an inch in thickness. It has a
hollow center about four inches in diameter.
The face i tho ring has ornamental spots
and its beck is quite smooth. It is of a pale
pea hue, though it was originally of cream
color. U "on it is a cream colored spot about
the size it a 10 cent piece, which, if con
tinuously rubbed with a piece of silk, will
grow in s ea.
A Pedigree as Is a Pedigree.
This rii g is known as tho "Han Pek" jewel
of tbe dyi asty of Han, who reigned about
8,500 year ago. In that dynasty the court
officials, v hen having an audience with the
emperor, leld this ring with both hands,
thrusting their fingers into the opening and
guarding against moving their hands while
addressing; tbe throne. It was used as an
emblem ot submission or respect for their
sovereign. It had been buried with its
owner, wts unearthed from tbe sepulchre
recently, t nd is considered very valuable.
Ha t to Hustle for Themselves.
Washuoton Citt, May 6. And now
comes an ther complaint against the New
York coLimittea which had charge of the
recent Washington centennial The Herald
declares tl at after inviting tbe United States
senate to sjml a committee to represent it at
the celebiation the centennial committee
made absolutely no provision for tbe senators
and permi .ted them to shift for themselves
duriug the whole three days, except at the
bauquet Here they were properly taken
care of; but at every other feature of the
three day i they had to look out for them
selves, there even being no provision for
them to via w tho naval parade. No hotel
accommodations were provided at all, and
tbe senatoi were forced to take what they
could get, and that was very ordinary.
The Suit Against Oen. Black.
Washin jton City, May 6. Gen. Black,
late comn iss oner of pensions, has made
answer to the suit filed against him for f 100,
000 for tbe malicious withholding of a pen
sion claim. Tbe general says that the United
States government is bound to hold harmless
all its offiocrs for their official actions, even
though they inalioiously construe or miscon
strue the U w. Tbe pension commissioner de
cides an a erage of 500 cases a day, and if
each applicant whose claim is rejected were
to charge malicious intent it can easily be im
agined whs t a mess of litigation the govern
ment would have to deal with. It is under
stood that Gen. Black has consulted with
prominent members of tbe government on tbe
A Newspaper for Sale at Auction.
Washinutos Citv, May 6. CoL T. G.
Morrow, proprieter of Tbe Sunday Gazette
of this city, announces in his paper that he
will sell bis newspaper at public auction next
Thursday. Tbe Gazette was established in
186u by Col Tom Florence, an ex-member of
congress ftom Pennsylvania CoL Marrow
has owned nnd had control of tbe paper dur
ing tbe past eight years, conducting it as an
independent Republican journal. He pro
poses now 1 3 retire from journalism and en
gage in ot bir business.
Wl 1 Summer at Deer Park.
Washington Citt, May o. Preparations
are already under way at Deer Park for tha
expected visit of the president this summer.
A cottage 1 as been secured for bini, and it
will be reat y for occupancy at short notice.
Secretary end Mrs. Windom have engaged
apartment at the hotel, and Commissioner
of the Census Porter will map out bis plans
in the same elevated neighborhood.
An Extra Session of Congress Probable.
Washington Citt, May 6. Senator
Ingalls said recently "In my opinion there
will be an "itra session of congress called
next fall, probably about tbe middle ot
October. 1 his course has been deemed judi
cious with a view to organizing the house of
representatives and getting legislation in
shape befor tbe holiday recess."
Invited to Attend a Musical Festival.
Washington Citt, May 6. A commit
tee representing the Petersburg Musical as
sociation called on the president Saturday
and invited him to attend tbe festival May
21 to 24. P.-esident Harrison thanked tbem
for the invitation, and said he would accept
ir be could.
The Last Member of Cleveland's Cabinet.
Washing ton Citt, May 6. Of tbe offi
cial family of President Cleveland ex-Attorney
Genera Garland is now "the last leaf on
tbe tree." He has become a permanent resi
dent of the city.
A BISHOP'S DAUGHTER NOW.
Hlahop Thompson's Daughter the Latest
Imitator of Mlra Fuller.
NcwOrlsaxs, La., May 6. Miss Mamie
Thompson, daughter of Dr. Hugh Miller
Thompson, Episcopal bishop of Mississipi,
and a social leader there, eloped from Jack
son. Miss., Friday evening with W. T.
Howe, of Cticaga They left on the evening
nortb-bound tram of tbe Illinois Central
road, and a telegram from tbe groom to a
friend annot noes their marriage at Cairo at
noon Saturday. Howe is a son of tbe attor
ney of the Chicago and Northwestern and a
popular and well-to-do young gentleman re
siding at Kenosha.
Mnr lerad by Her Husband.
Thot, N. Y., May 6. Early Saturday
morning Mrs, Dunn was murdered by her
husband, Samuel, in Cohoes, where they re
sided. The crime was committed with
jack knife ht ving a blade about three inches
long; and so powerful were the blows that
the blade wa broken, over two inches of it
being found n tbe woman's body. After be
had murdered bis wife, Dunn walked out
before tbe e"ee of neighbors who had beard
her screams, went up Mohawk street and got
a drink or bisky. tie was then arrested.
The motive fir the crime was unknown.
Editor O'Brien Released.
DUBUN, May ft. The Dublin Telegraph is
authority to- tbe statement that William
O'Brien haa been unconditionally released
from prison. Timothy Harrington, whose
release was a so ordered, refused to go to
London to testify before tbe commission ex
cept in prisor garb, and with bis bead and
face closely shaved.
Struck Because They Were Asked to.
Bprinofikld, Ilia, May 8 The coal min
ors at Barclay, this county, struck yesterday
for "the i-easm, it is alleged, that certain
striking miners in Indiana asked them to.
There is a prospect that the whole of the
Springfield d strict will become involved.
New C. liaena by the Thousand.
Vmw Yoax, May 6. Nearly 4,000 immi
grants won Loaded at Castle Garden yester
day; l,fi6v fro m Liverpool, gis from Glasgow,
TVT from Cop Slhagaa, T1Q tram Antwerp,
two from Havre and Svl from Hamburg.
The Scene of Rudolfs Death.
LoKDOft, M y ft Tho partial demolition
of the castle s t Meyer ling, on the estate of
the late Crov-n Prince Rudolf, waa begun
Friday and tie work of transforming tbe
building into a convent will commence as
soon as poss bla Five hundred workmen
are engaged hi making the necessary altera
tions, and the work is expected to be com
pleted during the summer.
Suppceed Incendiary Blaze.
St. Louis, May ft The Harrison Wire
mills, the Crown cartridge factory and three
dwelling homes on Eleventh and Pap in
streets were destroyed by fire yesterday.
causing a loss of 170,000; insurance about
$50,000. The wire mills have not been in
operation for iieveral months, and the fire is
supposed to be or incendiary origin.
Melt I Her Majesty's Plate.
LONDON, Msy ft The Austriam empress'
luggage yan attached to a through train
from St. Fetet iburg to Vistula took fire Fri
day and was e ltirely destroyed. Her famous
collection of g ld and silver plate was melted
into a shapeles i mass and a large quantity of
ouer vaiuanie ptuyoiij was destroyed.
We Must Have Them.
Plutocrats" Are a Modern Fi
JO SAYS THE ASTUTE JAY GOULD.
. Few Reflections on Bishop Potter's Cen
tennial Sermon Ye Comparison of Ye
Stale and Ye Locomotive, a Made Sixty
Year Ago What the Accumulator of
Cash Raa Done for I's Modesty Extra
ordinary of the Railway King.
New York, May 6. Jay Gould has been
asked for his views regarding Bishop Potter's
remarks about the rise of the money power.
After some preliminary conversation the re
porter asked the leading question: "You do
not, then, Mr. Gould, accept the belief that
America is becoming a nation of plutocrats,
aud that men of vast wealth are a source of
danger to the perpetuity of constitutional
Got His Money by Hard Work.
"Indeed, I do not," and the brown eyes
opened widely. "I have made what money I
possess by hard work. While it may not be
the general impression, I owe all my money
to unremitting labor entirely. Work is tbe
only thing that will succeed in America. In
some of tbe monarchies of Europe wealth,
ancestry 'blood,' if you like will make a
man, and put him in a position of the great
est prominence; but in this country industry
alone can bring men to positions of trust and
financial supremacy can make tbem great
or rich. Besides, remember that neither
blood nor inherited wealth creates statwuncvi
"You do not regnrd the accumulation of
wealth itself as dnngerousi"
A Good Word for Accumulation.
"On the contrary, so long as the money is
kept in this country I regard its concentra
tion in certain localities or in the hands of
individuals as of tbe greatest benefit to the
nation. Where men accumulate fortunes
and take money out of the country it is a
serious injury, but a corporation which cre
ates capital that is to remain here and kwp
in motion as circulating medium is a beneht
to the whole country. Ouly a few days ago
a friend sent me a book published in 1830. In
that volume 1 find an argument, carefully
prepared, showing bow useless it would be to
attempt to maintain a railroad over which
cars could be propelled by steam. The
author discusses at length, affirmatively and
negatively, the question whether it vi ill be
bettor policy to draw trains upon the pro
jected railways by mules or steam engines.
The Mule Bad the Best ol It.
"The burden of the argument is certainly
in favor of the mule. Tbe writer goes further
and argues that it might answer to run both
steam and mule trains on tbe same track.
but I think that I can detect that he is
rather fearful tbat complications might arise.
They might get tangled up, you see. One
complication that be speaks of is that the
mules would raise a dust, and that this dust.
collecting upon the rails, would destroy the
traction iowir of the locomotives. Of course
all this is silly to us now, but when we re
call that only fifty-nine years ago such mat
ters were seriously discussed in scientific
books we see that the people of today are
better prepared to do their own thinking.
No, Jay, You Are Not.
"We wouldn't allow auy such a man to
think for us now. Tbat was ouly fifty -nine
years ago. AVby, then, do we sigh for the
political science of a century past i Look at
the locomotive how it has grown. It is a
much better, a purer specimen of mechanical
skill than it was when Ktephenson started his
engine at the old coal road at Dar.ington.
Look over the entire Held of science, art,
labor, the arena of human tod aud eudeavor
yuo behold progress everywhere. Has the
science of government alone retrogressed
Has man, as be haa developed un ler our
splendid, our glorious civilization, grown less
self-respect big, legs pure, more venal Would
Bishop Potter teil us that men in public life
are mostly careless, small, petty, penurious,
purchasable creatures? Ah, lie lakes the
pulpit into the job lot, too, as special pleaders
for bribery and vote-vending. I am glad I
cannot agree with Ir. Potter. I don't think
so badly of my fellow-men, and I'm not
called Abou Ben Adam,
Man' Noblest Ambition.
"We must also recognize the fact that the
railroads have done something for this coun
try. Now, what is a railroad I It is a com
mercial enterprise created to do business in a
business way. If men grow rich (for all he
plutocrats were once poor) and build rail
roads and prosper, who is benefitted? Are
not the people at large the real gainers? It is
generally Idle to give money to the poor.
The benefit is only temporary, and the reac
tion makes tbe recipient more wretched than
be was before. The noblest ambition tbat a
man can have is to devise a successful
scheme for tbe employment of bis fellow-
men, whereby they earn a living for them
selves and their families. This is what at
least some of the plutocrats have dona This
is what tbe creators of wealth and values
have accomplished. They are certainly of
the people. Is not the fleli of lalior widened
Every new railroad, as fast as built, needs
engineers, trackmen and conductors, and, in
fact, all classes from the lowest to tbe high
For Instance, the Road.
"Ixxik at tbe elevated railroad in this citv
of Hew York. Only a few years ago, before
tbe Uttle one-legged railroad in Greenwich
street began to seriously do business, nearly
every man who went up on the west side of
New York and invested in property became
ruined thereby. The elevated railroad sys
tem on tue west side of Piew i ork changed
all that. J here bas risen a new and beauti
ful city. What was the elevated road sys
tem? It was a creution of capital. Am I to
be told that the men who united to create
this great factor in the city's improvement
are dangerous to this community?
"But, Mr. Gould, Bishop rotter particul
arly specifies that the class of rich men who
are dangerous are those who use their wealth
to secure legislation, to buy votes at the
Never Heard the Word Before.
"Then I understand such to be his meaning
of the word "plutocracy.' Oh. well, I didu't
know the word never beard it before. Crit
i os of the age and tbe people in it should mix
with men real men. Confidence in man
kind is chiefly a matter of experience. It is
not wholly a matter of faith. There is such
a thing as being too intellectual; such a
visionary science as the politics of the study.
I am not a politician and don't 'think
about things I don't understand.
Every constitutional government, lim
ited monarchy or republic, is liable
to suffer from a corrupt use of money at the
polls in isolated places. It is wrong, ought
to be stopped; but what folly to charge it
wholly upon any one class of tbe commercial
community. Money has always been raised
to conduct political campaigns, though dif
ferent party managers may bold different
views on the question, I am sorry I did not
read Bishop Potter' sermon, but I do agree
with the views you tell me he expressed re
garding tbe future of tbe nation. v e have
only begun to grow."
A Missouri Editor Dead.
St. LorIf), May ft Maj. John N. Edwards,
one ot the editors of Tbe Kansas City (Mo.)
Times, and one of the best and most favora
bly known newspaper men in tbe west, died
suddenly and unexpectedly at tbe McCarty
house, in Jefferson City, at about 10 o'clock
Saturday morning from a stroke of paraly
sis.' Maj. Edwards had been at tbe state
capital for some time looking after the live
stock inspection bill, the passage of which be
The Field of Chicaraauga.
Chattanooga, Tenn,, May ft Gens. W.
S. Rosecrans, F. Vandeveer, H. V. Boyuton,
J. J. Reynolds, Morton C Hunter, C. H.
Groevenor, and others, arrived here Friday.
Tho purpose of the visit is to make a prelim
inary survey of tbe Chicauuiuga battlefield
with a view ot establishing it as a national
park, inclosing the whole area. CoL Kel
logg is deputed by the war department to do
the needed tracing. JTbe 'party will remain
here several nays.
It Starts Off with a Blank Car-
THE CRANK WITH A GRIEVANCE
And a Pistol Fires a Shot That is Beard
Around the World Great Excitement
for a Moment. But the Celebration Goes
on ExerctHes at Versailles Frenchmen
Rejoicing Over the Ivsue of the Princi
ples or '08.
Paris, May 8. As President Carnot waa
leaving tbe palace of the Elysee to attend
tho centennial celebration at Versailles
yesterday, a stranger dsew a pistol and
pointing directly at him fired. The man was
immediately seized and a rush was made
toward the president to discover the extent
of bis injury. M. Carnot quickly assured
the crowd tbat be was not hurt and tho ex
citement was over.
Paris Thrown Into Spasm.
Paris waa thrown into a fever of excite
ment by the report that President Carnot
bad been shot Tbe rumor spread rapidly,
and in an incredibly short space of time the
cafes and other places of resort were emptied
and the Champs d' Elysee was choked by a
surging crowd eager to learn the truth. It
was quickly learned, however, that the pres
ident was safe and that the man, Perrin, who
fired tbe shot which gave rise to the alarmist
rumor, was one of the class which infest
every capital a crank with a grievance.
Y hen the announcement was niada tbe ex
citement subsided as quickly as it bad arisen.
and tbe crowds indulge! in innumerable
jokes over tbe affair.
It Was Only a Blank Cartridge.
The man who did the shooting gave his
name as Perrin and his occuations a ma
rine storekeeper. He stated tbat he bad no
desire to kill the president, and showed tbe
truth of his assertion by proving that he had1
fired a blank cartridge. He declared that he
had been punished unjustly by the governor
of Martinique, and bis obj'K!t in firing was
solely for the purpose of calling attention to
bis wrongs, and tbe fact tbat the persecution
he had undergone had reduced biiu to pov
erty. He bad been unable to obtain redress
from his persecutors, and toliuved that his
action in firing the blank cartridge would
direct the president's attention to his case.
Perrin is evidently insane on tbe subject of
PRELIMINARY TO THE EXPOSITION.
Carnot Inveil a Centennial Memorial
Tablet The Speeches.
Paris, May C. President Carnot waa en
thusiastically cheered by the crowds which
lined the way from .the palace to Versailles.
Upon his arrival he unveiled a memorial
tablet affixed to tbe building in which the
states general met 100 years ago. The grand
assemhlv had congregated in the Hall of
Mirrors and were addressed by M. Leroyer.
president of the senate, after M. Gamut's ar
. Leroyer's Remarks.
It is no longer, he said, deputies of the
third estate to whom the privilege of stand
ing upright was denied, but the elected re
presentatives of the nation were bowing bo
fore their freely elected chief to pay tribute
to the great dead to whom they owed their
liberty. "It lcomes those old stragglers for
liberty," he continued, "to remind us that the
revolution not only bequeathed to us doc
trines, but lessons. If the revolutionists
sinned by the audacity of their dreams, we
sin by our want of self-abnegation.
our incomplete knowledge of our
duties and our hesitations of policy." M.
ixroyer asked President Carnot to raise his
voice in order to guide Frenchmen in the
direction of mutual concession.
The Republic Come to Stay.
M. Carnot said: "I greet in the palace of
the old monarchy the representatives of a
nation now in complete possession of itself,
the mistress of her destinies and full of splen
dor, strength and liberty. The first thoughts
or this solemn meeting turn to our fathers.
That immortal generation of 17(9, by dint of
courage and many sacrifices, secured to us
benefits which we must bequeath to our sons
as a most precious heritage." He reminded
ail that in France the personal power of one
man was a thing of tbe past, no matter what
title lie may take. Tbe sole sovereign now is
the laws enacted by the representatives of
The Bluhop Addreoses Carnot.
The bUhnp of Versailles addressed Presi
dent Carnot saving that though they had
fallen as victims in the revolution of 17S9.
the clergy had shared in the movements
toward reform and had never ceased to give
proof of their readiness to make sacrifices for
their countrv. He congratulated Carnot on
his escape from tbe assault of an assassin and
rejoiced tbat the occasion was one on which
a tribute wa paid to a man whose dignity
ana cnaracier commands the resiiect of all
Rode in the Style of the Kmolre.
Upon entering Versailles President Carnot
exchanged tbe iwsting chaise iu which he
had ridden from tbe E:ysee for a caleche
equipped in a fashion exactly similar to the
one in which the emperor used to ride to
Longchamps. M. Carnot was vociferously
cheered every where. The absence of ladies
from the exercises caused much com men t
and speculation. .
Trance Oeuerally Rejoicing.
Tbe abovk exercises were tbe beginning of
those conuected with the opening of the great
exposition, which bas for iu object tho com
memoration of the rise of Republicanism iu
France. In spite of the heavy rain which
prevailed yesterday evening the streets of
Paris were crowded. Parties, balls, fetes,
illuminations, torchlight processions, eta.
were held in the principal towns throughout
FLAMES IN THE FORESTS.
Immetiae Damage to Standing Tim bar aad
Other Properrv Threatened.
St. Paul. Mav 6. Special deanatehea .
port destructive forest fires raging in north
ern .Minnesota and w isconsin. Already im
mense damage has been done to standing
timber and many towns are threatened with
destruction. A stwcial from Duluth aava
fires of a dangerous character are raging In
nearly all directions from the city within
radius of fifty miles and more. Tho &ras
Seem to be worst on the lina nt tha n,ill.
and Iron Ranee, west nf Thnmonn ri amirh
beyond Itnmum, and on the Northern Pacific
w iai as .luruiau, twenty mueo beyond
normei n racina j unction.
A Train Run the Gantlet.
There are rejKirts of damage from the set
tlements hack of this city on country read
irom tne Ashland division or the Norths
racinc and elsewhere. The limited
from St. Paul passed through fires on each
side of the track from below Barnum. The
Northern Puoifli. truitla no.. W.IMHm
is., on tbe Superior line, was burned yse-
In Sight of a Wisconsin City.
Ashland. Wm . advinM anv flint.
fires are raging in the northern Wisconsin
.uresis, ai umueruuiu tne woods in nearly
every direction are on fire. The firee are
within sight of tbe city, and the people are
greatly alarmed. Never in the historr of
Burnett county have forest fires raged
they did yesterday.
The Weather We Mav Expect.
Washinotow Crrr. May 6. The indica
tions for thirtv-eix hours from 8 p. m. Tester-
day are as follows: For Iowa Threaten lnc
weatuer, local rains ana severe local storm;
siigntiy cooler; southerly, snlftlna- te
westerly winds. For Wisconsin Rain, pre-
ceuea in eastern portion by lair weather;
siauouary temperature in eastern portion:
southerly winds, becoming variable. For
Upper Michigan Tareateniiur weather and
rain; wanner in western portloa, stationary
temperature in eastern, portion: - ---
winds. For Lower Michigan Fair weather en
Mouduy, rain on Tuesday; southerly wsada;
wxrmer in eastern portion: stationary tsW-
per .ture in western portion. For lllli.nla at
Indian Fair weather, followed "
by Tain; .southerly winds; warmer in souths
portions stationary temperature in northern
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any lady cas operate them.
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THE DIAMOND AND RACE TRACK.
Record of Hall Flaying Ho Far as It Is
Made Winning Horses.
Chicago, May A. The base ball season is
well under way and all the League clubs ex
cept Washington have something to their
credit The "Senators," however, have cul
tivated a large crop of disgust among their
friends by showing up at tbe end of last
week with a goose egg in the place of games
won. The records of the several aggrega
tions are given below.
Nntlonal l-eaaue. Plaved Won. Loit Pr rt
Philadelphia 7 5 2 .714
New York a j s .-'."
Booton ..a 5 s ,!2s
Pitt-bur to e .a hi
InUlaoaiHitln m 5 S .SO
Cleveland 11 5 H Aftt
Oih-aico 4 fi .444
nabuiiitflun - 7 0 7.
Western. Won. Ixt. P c. Amerk-sn. Won. Lost P.c
OmHba.. .. -1 .(.IS St. Lotilt. . 13 5 .7 SI
91. I'aul .. 7 S .777 Kan. City 11 S .HH7
fclour City 6 5 .54 Alhietl... S .64.!
M. Jo'tjph. 3 s .5jO Baltimore. t e .w"
Mln' poli 5 e .4-4 Brooklyn.. 7 S .4H
Denver 4 i .44 CiDclnnll e 10 .S7
Milwaukee S 8 .71 Columbus. 4 10 .275
DeMulnes 2 8 .-'oo Louis v 111, s is .i7
Saturday's league playing gave the follow
ing scores: At Clevoland Chicago 2, Cleve
land 4; at Philadelphia New York 2, Phila
delphia 11; at Indianapolis Pittsburg 12,
Indianapolis 17; at ashington City Bos
ton 3, Washington 2.
American association: At Brooklyn
Athletic 5, Brooklyn 8; at Columbus Balti
more 6, Columbus 8; at Cincinnati Louis
ville 8, Cincinnati 2; at Kansas City St.
Louis 8, Kansas City 16. Sunday: At Cin
cinnati Louisville 5, Cincinnati 12; at Kan
sas City St. Louis 12, Kansas City IS; at
Columbus Baltimore 10, Columbus 8; at
Brooklyn Athletic 5, Brooklyn 1 six in
nings, crowd broke up the game.
Western league: At Sioux City Mil
waukee IS, Sioux City 20; at Omaha Des
Moines 3, Omaha 20; at St Joseph St. Paul
o, St. Joseph 7; at Denver Miuneapolis 10,
7. Sunday: At St. Joseph St. Paul 3. St.
Joseph 8; at Denver Minneapolis 8, Denver
7; at Omaha Des Moines 5, Omaha 6; at
Sioux City MUwaukee 1.1, Sioux City 8.
Fatality at a Fire at La Porte, Ind.
La Pobtk, Ind., May 6 The tool house of
the Washington Ice company and sixteen ice
houses, together with 2tf,000 tons of ice aad
twenty Lake Shore freight cars, at Stone
Lake, near this city, were destroyed by Are
at an early hour yesterday morning. Loss,
(C5,O0U; insurance small Charles Okies, son
of tbe superintendent of the company, is, it
is feared, fafally burned.
Two Fire in One Hay.
St. Joseph, Ma, May 6. The St Joseph
elevator, with a capacity of 150,0-, V bushels,
was set on Are by incendiaries early yesterday
morning and burned to the ground. Loss,
$20,000. The New Ulm brewery burned iu the
afternoon, the loss being $150,000.
RESISTED A RAILWAY GANG.
Fatal Fight Between Tracklayers and a
Body of Foreign Brirkrnakera.
New Brunswick, N. J., May 8. Tbe Rar
itan River Railroad company Saturday
night attempted to lay a spur track across
Noah Freeman's hind at Sayerville, and their
employes were resisted by the employes of
a brick yard situated on the land. In the
fight that ensued George Klssengen. one of
the railroad employes, was killed, and a man
named Kennedy so badly beaten that he will
die. Tbe railroad construction car waa
burned and tbe rails spoiled by the Are.
The Sheriff Takes Charge.
The sheriff, with a posse Of fifty men, took
charge of affairs at noon yesterday and is
preserving order, but the brickyard urn are
still belligertnt, and have not yet allowed
Kissenger's body to bo removed. Tbey are
mostly foreigners. They declare that they
will kill any railroad men who attempt to
lay rails. The railroad men have not re
newed the attack since t hey were "Erst driven
away. Kusengen's neck was broken, but it
is not known who killed him and it probably
never will be. A number of men on both
sides were more or less hurt.
EXPLODING OIL BARRELS.
They Make an Indianapolis Street a Klver
Itoianapolis, Ind., May 6. An incend
iary fired some coal oil barrels tbat lay on the
sidewalk at tbe side of O'Connor's wkelMal
grocery store Katurday morning, and in a
moment the barrels began to explode. The
flames shot ud above the house mmj
burning oil filled the street The fire depart
mem responaea te a call, hut it waa ira pos
sible to Bet near She fir nwinir ta tha r..
heat, aad nothing could be done but attempt
u nup uib course 01 tue Durning nuid.
The twentr-eiffht barrels arnlnrUrf m,. .f
tfae other, and the street was soon a sheet of
1: J M -
euuu name, me stream or burning oil run
ning one Sauara of Mar-viand arrt .nJ feud
ing down Pennsylvania. The business bouses
uuub; ue euure square were tuacaenea and
burned, but the effort of tha fl mmm ra-a
vented the fire from getting to the stocks of
guuu Misiae, ana tue loss was connnod to the
Be Haa Started Thoaa Libel flnfta I
Boston, May 6. H. W. WcCauli, chair
man of the judiciary committee of the Mas
sachusetts legislature, aa counsel for Samuel
Fessenden, treasurer of the Cape Cod Ship
Canal company, has sued The Boston Trav
eller for libel, laying damages at $100,000 on
account of the publication of tbe special dis
patch from Sandwich, May 2, alleging that
Mr. Fessenden bad mysteriously disappeared
and hinting at financial irregularities.
Old Vesuvius R poo tin; Fire Again.
NaPLKS, May 6. Mount Vesuvius is again
in an alarming state of eruption. Vast
streams of lava are coursing down tha
Pompeii side of tbe mountain theatening the)
destruction of a large amount of property.
One of the Iaunark's rsMaenrrs Dead.
New York, May 6. The remainder of the
passengers of tbe lost steamer Duumark ar
rived at Castle Garden yesterday per steamer
Wieland. Basmus Anderson, aged 32, one
of the Denmark's people, died on board the
Wieland of apoplexy. His wife lives at
Tbo War Secretary Journeying Westward.
CsuoaQO, May 6. Secretary of War Proc
tor and Adjt Geo. Drum arrived hero
yesterday afternoon to Join Gen. Schofield,
Crook and Williams m a tour of inspection
of tbe salutary posts in tbe west.
Thert are nearly a dozen distfilaries in
Peoria, I1L A Rood place for an . artis t
Furniture the Finest,
fr un -v4-.. A- TTk V A "lr"?ll
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vunii.iu famine. Mr. Uordes manufactures all i.5a
gnarantees to be well made and arst-Cas, Give "", a can!
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IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine tliem and remem
ber that he makes his suits np in ihe latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
fehopa Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
"Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
ON lY S2.00 .A. I30Z.Ti:N.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
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