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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Tcmdat. Mat 7. 1889.
Thin Sound ttemalblr.
"Is it proper to speak of Mrs. Harrison
as the first lady of the land?" That de
pends. If our correspondent bas a wife,
she should be the first lady of the land to
him. If he has no wife, his mother
should be the first lady of the land; if he
has no mother either, then his eldest
sister. If be is an unmarried orphan,
without sisters, he may be right in looks
lag to the wife of the president as the
first laly of the land, but any day he
may meet some other lady who may
change bis opinion and ber name.
Waiea ror the Xrxt Ce.
St. Louis Republic.
Ia 1830 the ceoQ9 was shamefully and
shamelessly stuffed in the interest of the
republican party, and the same party
now calmly proposes to repeat the in
fm tiefnrA th rwnnlfi have an finnor-
J " i 1 r r
tunity to express their opinion at the
polls. The democratic party win meei
the issue squat el y. The control of the
presidency and of congress for the next
ten years cannot be stolen through a
blocks of five census, doctored to fit ad
vance estimates without exciting protest
that will make itself heard and felt.
WEDDED AT TH E FESTIVAL
A Happy Couple United Before a
Rev. Mae Unites Mr. Oacar Hamper
u Mia Blanche HakTTaeH'w.
ayOther Feat area at the Rink.
It is probable that tho Rock Island
rink was never so thronged with humani
ty as it was last night. Fully 8,500 people
were admitted and the special attractions
In addition to the real merit of the May
festival of the First M. E. church being
the announcement that a wedding was to
occur and that Secretary of War Proctor
would probably be present. Mr. Proc
tor was unable, because of leaving the
city at 8:30 for the west to be present,
but he expressed his appreciation of the
invitation and his regret at not being able
to accept it. But the wedding took
plaoe and was a charming success.' It
was 8:45 when the bridal party arrived
and then the crowd in the rink was bo
dense that it was with difficulty that the
way was opened to the front of the
hall. The bridal party halted a moment
at the entrance and then Bleuer's band
led the grand inarch to the stage at the
west end of the rink. Down through
the corn palace in the center of
the ball the procession moved, the
multitude closing in as it passed. The
bride was Miss Blanche Ruby, the
groom Mr. Oscar Ramser. The brides
maid was Miss Daisy Campbell and
the best man Mr. Will Ramser. The
bride looked lovely in cream surrah silk,
with the conventional bridal veil with
orange blossoms, while the little Misses
Campbell and Ho use 1, held the train.
The bridesmaid was also tastefully at
tired, while the groom and beet man
were in full evening dress.
Beaching the platform, the bridal party
faced the audience, and Rev. Q. W. Que,
who had preceded them, performed the
ceremony, using the ritual of the Epis
copal church, and ring. Mr. and Mrs.
Ramser were introduced, and then ac
companied by relatives and friends, they
left the hall in the same manner that they
entered. Afterward a reception was held
at the home of the bride's parents, Capt.
and Mrs. II. S. Ruby, 1602 Second ave
nve. A splendid wedding supper was
served and a great many handsome and
useful gifts displayed, including the
chamber suite offered in connection with
the festival, and a beautiful sachet from
the ladies' apron bazar.
Mr. and Mrs. Ramser will have their
futum home at Cable, where the groom
is comfortably established in the jewelry
business. He is a son of Jacob Ramser,
the well known jeweler of this city.
OTHER FESTIVAL FEATURES.
Over $500 was taken in yesterday.
Prof. O. E. Grifflith opened the festi
val with a solo.
The Rebecca at the well and gypsy
tent features are quite unique.
Rag carpets are among the other use
ful articles on sale at the festival .
The first sale at the festival was made
by Mrs. Michael O'Connor, of the apron
The fine cow presented to the festival
will be sold at auction Thursday between
5 and 8 o'clock.
This afternoon there was a vocal solo by
Mrs. Geo. E. Lambert, and this evening
there will be a May poll dance by twenty
children and a grand chorus of one hun
dred voices led by Prof. G. R. Housel.
At the G. A. R. booth is a silk quilt, in
the centre of which is a hand-painting of
Gen. Logan amid a battle scene, while
about the borders are the Q. A. R. corps
badges. The quilt was made by the
Woman's Relief Corps, of Buford post,
nd the ladies of the church are anxious
to raise 100 to purchase it as a present
to Rev. Mr. Gue.
Beware of Olatmsnts for Catarrh tha 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 the damage
they will do are ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from them. 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 the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get the genu
uinc; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Chenev & Co.
O8old by druggists. Price 75 cents
per bottle. .
It is a Curious Faet
That the body is now more susceptible to
benefit from medicine than at any other
season. Hence the importance of taking
Uood rJarsapanila now, when it will do
you the most Rood. It is really wonder,
f ul for purifying and ennching the blood,
creating an appetite, aid giving a healthy
tone te the whole system. Be sure to get
Hood's Barsaparllla, which ia peculiar to
Italy has opened ita universities to
women, and Switzerland, Norway, Swe
den ana Denmark have done likewise.
The Senate Committee Begins
ALBERT FIXE UNBOSOMS HIMSELF.
Ha Explains ths Relation of the Domin
ion System with That on Thla Side of
the Line Not a Friend of the Conn
neree Law, He Favors Pooling; and
Thinks We Are Coming- to State Man
agement Freslclent King's Views.
Nw York, May 7. The senate commit
ted to investigate the relations of the Cana
dian to the American railroads met yester
day morning at the Fifth Avenue hotel, Sen
ator Culloin, of Illinois, in the chair. Albert
Fink, chairman of the Trunk Line associa
tion, stated that be was the representative of
the Trunk lines running from the eastern
seaboard to the Mississippi river. In answer
to questions regarding the Grand Trunk
road, what it controls, and bow it ships
freight to New England and New York, Mr.
The Grand Trunk System.
"The Grand Trunk has a whole network of
roadj too numerous to mention running into
it both front the north and south. The Chi
cago and Grand Trunk is the principal
American road which the Grand Trunk con
trol. A great deal of business is done over
roads over which the Grand Trunk system
has no control." In reply to further ques
tions, Mr. Fink said the trunk lines in the
United Slates wore the New York Central,
Erie, Ontario and Western, Pennsylvania,
Central railroad of New Jersey, Baltimore
and Ohio, and the Lake Shore. "The west-
era roads have an association of their own.
but when it becomes necessary for the mu
tual beneilt of all the roads to arrange
freights, etc., a joint commission, of which I
am chairman, meets and arrangements are
About Fools and Iionnt.
"Is there any difference in the management
of the pool now and before the passage of the
inter-state commerce law J" "There is. The
iool does not now attempt to direct freight,
nor does it divide profits. In other respects
the pool is now as it always has been."
"Is there any discrimination in rates made
among the roads in the pool f "The Canadian
Grand Trunk is allowed to make a discount
in all freight It alwayR has done so, and if
it was not allowed to make a reduced rate it
would have to go out of business. Its road is
longer and ita shippers have always had a low
rate, and tbey expect it"
"Do you think it fair to the American roads
to discriminate in favor of a Canadian road?"
"The American roads are a 1 willing, and as
they the Grand Trunk profess to obey the
injunctions of tho inter-state commerce law,
we see no objection to allowing them a lower
Differential Rates Refined.
The Grand Trunk is not allowed a differ
ential rate, but differential rates were given
some of the American roads, in fact nearly
all of them. The abolishment of a differ
ential rate allowance would compel the
Canadian roads to go out of the business,
and the American roads would get the traffic
which now goes to the Grand Trunk. The
object of a differential rate, Mr. Fink said,
was to give a road an opportunity to carry
freight for less money than its competitors
and receive a fair share of the profits. Soma
of the American roads complain of the
amount of traffic which is going to the Cana
dian trunk lines. If there was no pool or
any Grand Trunk railroad some of the
American roads would be benefited.
We're Coming- to State Management.
In reply to a question why the Canadian
roads have of lata been steailjly increasing
their freight business, Mr. Fink said he did
not know, unless it was that tbey had the ad
vantage of carrying freight brought by sub
sidised English steamship lines.
"Has the Canadian trunk line any natural
advantages over American roauV
"Then why do some of the roads need dif
ferential rates f
"In most cases, because they are not first
"Then is not the manner in which the rail
road business of this country is conducted an
argument in favor of tiie consoldation of all
the various roads under one central manage
ment by the Btatef"
"That is what we are coming to," replied
Mr. Fink; "but for the present I believe that
it is better for the roads to remain under the
A Good Word for Pooling.
Senator Hiscock After two years of pro
hibition of pooling, please give us your views
upon its effects, and reasons, if any, why
pooling should be legalized.
Funk It is the object of the inter-state
law to make a fixed rate and maintain it by
punishing those who break it In pooling
the same end was arrived at, but instead of
punishing offenders the pool was so arranged
that every road in the pool could get an
equal share in the profits and freights. Since
the law against pooling has been in force
there has not lieen a single punishment for
violating it. The reason is that there are
only five commissioners and there are 150,
000 miles of road to look out for, and since
the passage of that law there has been more
scheming, juggling and trickery to evade the
law than ever before. Under the system of
pooling the . rates were fairly maintained,
and if it is ever legalized they will be again.'
King, or Ihe Erie, Gives Ills View.
The next witness was President King, of
the Eric road. He stated that the passage
of the inter-state commerce law and the
abolition of pooling has cost the Erie road
about (1,(NI0,IHH). Under the pooling system
the Erie road received fcjOU.IHH) a year as its
share in the profits of the pool When the
inter-state commerce law was passed this
income censed and, although the Erie road
now has a differential rate to the west, it can
get none for eastward-bound freight
Mr. King was unable to explain why the
Canadian Grand Trunk road was able to get
so much business unless because it was in the
habit of giving a rebate.
Want, the Grand Trunk Included.
Senator Blair Do you know of any good
thtt the inter-state commerce law has donef
King Yes; it has shown the roads that
there is a stronger power than they are, and
ias forced the roads into practical competi
tion with each other.
"Now, Mr. King, you have seen the work
ings of the inter-state commerce law. Can
you give the commission any idea of how it
can be improved P
"The greatest twnefit to American railroads
would be to put the Canadian roads that
come into this country on a par with our
roads, and if tbey violate any provisions of
the law let them be punished. Make the pen
alty the same for both American and Cana
dian offenders; that is all we ask."
Effect of the Law on the Erie.
The passage of the interstate law caused
the Erie road to cut down its expenses about
600,000. But It is now making about as
much as before the passage of the law.
Senator Hiscock What, as your opinion,
would be the result if congress was to pass a
law forbidding competitive rates for freight?
"I think it would greatly reduce the rates
and at the same time in no way benefit the
DR. CRONIN'S DISAPPEARANCE.
A Rumor That He Has Gone to England
riots for Assassination.
Chicago, Ills., May 7. Rumors were cur
rent in Irish Nationalist circles last night
that Dr. Cronin was in New York en route
to London for the purpose of testifying be
fore the Parnell commission. . The missing
man has always insisted and declared him
self prepared to prove that not one tenth of
the funds published in the American papers
as having been collected for the Land League
ever went across the water, and of the hun
dred and one theories concerning his disap
pearance the one that obtains the most credit
is that he baa gone to London to testify to
Knew More Than He Would Tell.
John Conklin, the saloonkeeper with whom
be boarded, was interviewed at length by a
reptesentative of the United Press last night,
and. when pressed, plainly Indicated by his
agtt ited manner that he knew more than be
can d to say concerning the mystery. He
woe id neither admit nor deny that Cronin
had received letters or cable despatches from
Eng land within the past few weeks, but con
tented himself with insisting that the man
was dead and that the mystery could not be
cleaned inside of three months.
The Decree of Death.
A, nong other things he said that several
plotit had been formed to kill the missing
man, and that within a month be bad been
shadowed by a delegate from another city
who had been sworn to kill him. The decree
of death, be added, bad gone out against
another oponent of the Irish Land league
controllers, and who resided in Philadelphia.
Not Dr. Cronla's Hair.
A barber who shaved Dr. Cronin for
mon hs previous to his disappearance is pos
itive that the hair found in the mysterious
trun was not his, which may or may not
disci nnect the trunk from the doctor's case,
and le the evidence of a tragedy in itself.
Every sheet l water, stream, sluice-box,
ditct or sewer in Lake View where the
trunk was found, has been thoroughly
drag jod and searched, and no trace of a hu
man body been found.
THE PERILS OF BURGLING
When the Bad Cltlsen Happens to Bun
Across a Dynamite Cartridge.
DI2KKRSTOWN, N. J., May 7. At an early
hour Sunday morning two young men awak
ened Farmer William Swarts and asked him
for aisistance. He opened his door and then
discovered that one of the men was almost
naked and covered with blood from head to
foot His bands were almost blown off, while
his b( ad, neck, and body were awfully burned.
The Lien told a story to the effect that they
had purchased some powder to go hunting
with, and that by some mishap a match in
the pocket of the wounded man ignited the
powdor and caused the accident
They Were Probably Thieves.
A j hysician was summoned, and dressed the
woun is, but he thinks the man cannot live.
Inves igation shows that a tool-house near
the railroad had been broken into and robbed
of tools and some giant powder cartridges,
while the powder magazine of Jacob L
Lawrence, near by, had likewise been
robbe-L It is believed that the men had been
engag sd in a thieving expedition, and that
their operations came to an end by the acci
dental explosion of the powder with the re
sult aliove stated.
A Natural Gas Company's Report.
PlTlSBURQ, Pa, May 7. At the fifth an
nual meeting of the stockholders of the Phila
delphia Natural Gas company, in this city,
yesterday, President George Westinghouse,
Jr., stated that the company is now bringing
to du,u ju customers an amount of gas equal
to 20,030 tons of coal daily. The financial
statement of the company for the year just
ended shows: Gross earnings, $,758,217.25;
expenses, 1,96,29&53; net earnings, $1,059,
923.72; dividends (1 per cent per month),
$900,010; surplus, $159,924 Ti Hereafter the
dividends will be paid quarterly instead of
State Legislative Notes.
Springfield, Ilia, May 7. The state son
ate did nothing except read the journal last
evening when it met, and almost immediately
Lanmno, Mich., May 7. A bill to author
ize the organization of stock companies to
drain lands on Lake Huron in the lower
peninsula passed the house yesterday. The
land is to be used for stock raising and each
company can have 10.000 acres and no mora
The bill to adopt the Rhine voting machine
was ad rersely reported and tabled.
Ihe Trouble at Sarrevllle, N. J.
New Brunswick, N. J., May 7. The fu
neral of George Kessinger, who was shot
and kil ed in Saturday night's riot at Sayre
ville, took place at Washington, N. J., yes
terday and was attended by hundreds of peo
ple. T te state chancellor has granted an
injuctit n restraining the Raritan River Rail
road company from proceeding with track
laying on the Furmau brickyard property,
and the company's cars have been withdrawn
from the grouud.
fat Down and Cut His Throat.
VincikkEb, Ind., May 7. a D. Williams,
a drum ner for the Siberling Machine com
pany of Akron, O., committed suicide by
cutting his throat at Fort Branch, Ind., yes
terday morning. He was 35 years old and
lived at Crawfordsville, Ind. Williams was
showing goods at the time. He walked to
one side, sat down, drew a knife, slashed it
across bis throat and died almost instantly.
Bedurtion in the Price of Iron.
NEW York. May 7. The Thomas Iron
company has given notice of a reduction of
si.ou per ton in the price or iron for May and
June delivery. President Clarke said : "The
reason f ir the reduction is that the southern
people are crowding the market and have
been trying to sell $1 per ton below our
prices. We propose, however, to hold our
Yet lie Probably Sworo at His Luck.
Malden, Mass., May 7. Ira W. Hopkins,
of this c ty, whose coat containing personal
documei.ts was found in the railroad wreck
at Hand ton, Out, is safe at home. He in
tended t iking the ill-fated train at Chicago
but misled it His trunk, however, weut
Their Capital Is Taxable.
HarrisbuRO, Pa., May 7. Judge Simon
ton yesterday decided that electric light com
panies are not manufacturing corporations,
since tbey do not produce a material sub
stance, and that their capital is therefore
liable to taxation.
Broke It Up In a Bow.
Paris, May 7. A Radical banquet was
held at Jcrni last night to celebrate the cen
tenary of the French revolution of 17t
The affair ended in a street riot in which
many pet sons were hurt
A Train of Fllgrinu Assailed.
Londo, May 7. A railroad train, having
on board 800 pilgrims to Rome, was assailed
by a tremendous crowd at Trieste Sunday
and bomlwrded with stones. The train hur
riedly left the station to escape the showers
of missil, but. was attacked in similar
fashion a-- several other stations. Twenty
four persons were more or less severely in
jured by 1,-tones and broken glass and the rail
road carriages were almost completely
It Is Not a Gigantic Charity.
New York, May 7. A reporter asked
ex-Sonatcr Dorsey yesterday whether the
new A me -i can meat company proposed to
reduce p-ices to the consumer. He said:
"That derends on the attitude of the dressed
beef peopi e in Chicago. We are not going to
run a cha i table institution."
FREE. VOTE AND FAIR COUNT.
Some "Regulators" In Louisiana Enforce
1 heir View of tho Above.
New Oixeans, May 7. A special from
Lafayette, La., says: At 6 o'clock yesterday
morning party of twenty-five or thirty
armed nun surrounded the court house,
while se viral larger bands, also armed, re
mained jui t outside of the town limits. These
men loudly proclaimed that no negro would
be allowed to vote at the municipal election
which was to be held yesterday.
Were a Good as Their Word.
At 6:30 1 'clock Sheriff Boussard attempted
to escort a number of colored men into the
court bona) to rote. He was met at the en
trance by the armed "regulators" and the
voters wars o impelled to turn back. The
sheriff thet. consulted with the county com
missioners and the clerk of the court and de
cided to cl e the polls. This was done, and
a sworn sti tement of the facta forwarded to
Tn Beport Confirmed. .
Later diepatches from Lafayette fully
confirm ton above report Governor Nichols
has receive i a despatch from Sheriff Brous
sard statin) c that he has arrested ten of the
"regulators." The sheriff thinks the parish
authorities will be able to suppress the disor
der. The overnor, however, has- ordered
the militia o be ready Jtso move at a moment's
notice. Tte postponed municipal election
will be bale on some future data. - -
The largi r portion of the "regulators" an
said to be one-residents of the town.
the txioon Tnrraui Aiirerrn. Tuesday may":
rhe Two Veterans Busy Grind,
ing Their Knives
PEEPAEATOHY TO BAISHNJ HAUL
Tho Admiral Declares Bntler Was Drunk
and Proposes to Do Him Up la a Three
Weeks Campaign Butler Going About
His Case with Blood In His Eye A
Timber Culture Decision General Wash
. Washington City, May 7. Admiral Por
ter has been interviewed again on the charge
of Gen. Butler that he ran away at the battle
of New Orleans. After quoting letters from
Secretary Welles and others, Admiral Por
ter said it was all nonsense to say that "we
forsook our duty for an hour.
Says Butler Was Drunk.
"The forts surrendered to me, and Butler
knows it His position is untenable, and he
never would have attacked me bad he been
sober. That speech of his was a drunken
speech, you know. Til give him enough of a
reply, however. Ill fire it at him for the
next three weeks, and then he'll let me alone
for five years. I shall not hear any more from
him during my lifetime for I don't expect to
live another five years. I suppose he was
celebrating his (?) capture of New Orleans.
He claims it, I understand, although the
city was in the possession of the marine
corps for fully three days before Butler and
his troops got there. I know that, because I
A Bird of Ill-Omen.
"When that bird of ill-omen," he said,
"takes offense at any one he "bottles wp' his
venom until in one of his maudlin intervals
he expels it. On my first acquaintance with
Butler at New Orleans he sent mean imperti
nent message, upon which I wrote to him
that if he did not sond me an ample apology
I would take personal satisfaction. He bad
to make the opology after doing all he could
to dodge the issua Since then we have not
been at all like Damon and Pythias.
Going to Lay Him Out.
"About once in every five years, after one
of his drunken bouts, Butler makes a spas
modic rush at me like a mad bull, but I have
always caught him on my horns and thrown
him flat on his back. I wonder the public
should notice what the old imbecile says,
and except for the fun of laying him out
again I would not notice him now. He is the
only man I ever heard of who could outlive
the contempt of the whole nation, and could
always run away in time of war and yet
flourish. I came very near thrashing him
while he was military governor of New Or
leans and am sorry I did not do it
An Offer to the General.
"The general is going to write a volume of
reminiscences.' If he will come to me I will
give him a book full about himself which
will enlighten the public, who may have for
gotten the time when he went by the name
of 'Beast Butler' among the children in the
Belligerent Ben Preparing His Thnnder.
Gen. Butler, fortified behind ponderous
legal tomes and immured in huge piles of
manuscripts, sat iu.his office on Capitol hill
yesterday afternoon engaged in the prepara
tion of a reply to Admiral Porter.
He has enlisted the assistance of his law
partner, O. D. Barrett, and business of every
sort will be subordinate to the work which
was inaugurated by the general's utterances
at the recent banquet at Boston.
"Laying" for the Admiral.
When a representative of the United Press
interrogated Gon. Butler as to the course he
would pursue concerning Admiral Porter,
he replied: "When Porter will say that he
did not go down the river with his fleet be
low the head of the passes on the day that
Farragut passed the forts, I will prove he
lies. He has not said that yet"
Mr. Barrett was preparing a charge
against tbe admiral that he demanded nearly
$900,000 in prize money for two vessels he
did not capture, and which were sold for
Going to Prove the i'liare.
Mr. Barrett said: "I think Admiral Porter
will find it necessary to consume mure than
three weeks in settling Gun. Butler, and the
prize money case is ouly one instance that
we will cite against him in this controversy.
It is not upon bearscy evidence that Gen.
Butler has made the statement that Porter
ran away from a floating dry dock and two
small confederate steamers. After Farragut'
went from the Passes, and ran by the forts
to New Orleans, Gen. Butler followed him in
his headquarters boat, and was thus between
Porter and Farragut and able to see and
judge whit transpired. This con
troversy will not be settled by pooh-poohing
on the part of Admiral Porter, as he will
find out before we are done with it"
A to the Timber Culture Law.
Washington City, May 7. Secretary
Noble rendered an important decision yes
terday, giving a construction of the timber
culture law, in which he reverses the policy
that has prevailed in the dcutrtment for the
past few years, and defines tbe policy which
will govern on this question in future. Tbe
question involved was whether the land was
devoid of timler so that it could originally
have lieen entered under the timber culture
law. It was shown that there were a few
small trees or bushes on tbe claim. Hereto
fore the interior department has held that
one or two trees on a claim .constituted tim
ber in sufficient quantities to preclude an en
try under the timber culture act Secretary
Noble reverses this rule, a: d says that in all
prairie land a few scattering trees are found
in drains and ravines, and if this kind of con
struction was followed notimlier culture law
would be effective, as the law is for the pur
pose of encouraging the artificial growth of
timber where it is almost of entirely ahsect
Cleveland's Hontes Went Low.
Washinoton City, May 7. Ex-President
Cleveland's famous "seal -brown" horses and
the rest of his stable equipment were sold at
auction yesterday. Poor prices were realized.
The seal-browns, which are said to have cost
$600 or $700, brought $141 each. Secretary
Blaine left a commission on the Victoria, but
hiabid was not high enough. It went with the
horses to John . Beal for $4S.. Its cost was
$1,000. A landau whioh cost $1,400 went for
$050. Tbe silver mounted harness with the
monogram "G. C." sold for $(12 50. These
were the principal articles sold.
A National Salute at Sunrise.
Washington City, May 7. The com
mandant of the Boston navy yard has been
directed to fire a national salute at sunrise on
June 17, the anniversary of the battle of
Bunker Hill, and, should he consider it
proper and expedient, to direct the marines
to take part in the parade.
Secretary Noble Can Decide It.
Washington City, May 7. The census
office and ita employes do not come within
the scope of the civil service law. This was
decided yesterday by Assistant Attorney
General Bhiolds, of the interior department,
to whom the question had been referred by
Secretary Noble. This is the first important
decision by Mr. Shields. He bases bis de
cision upon the law of congress itself reviv
ing the census bureau. It says: "All exami
nations for appointment and promotion un
der this act shall be in the discretion of the
secretary of the interior."
A Couple of Plaeos FUlei.
Washinoton City, May 7. A. E. Rosen
bush, of North Carolina, was appointed a
swamp land agent yesterday and Joseph
Denison, of Illinois, a timber agent in the in
i i A
Engineer and Postal Clerk Killed.
Jamestown, D. T., May 7. The Northern
Pacific west-bound limited passenger train
collided with a freight train near Crystal
Springs, thirty-six miles west of here Bun
day morning. Engineer Boss, of the pas
senger and Postal-clerk S latterly were killed.
Baggageniaater Nichols and Postal-clerk
Sound sbury had their legs and arms broken
and ware badlr scalded, hut will rnrnm
None of the passengers were injured. Three
ear loads of horses were killed outright,
The Gay French Capital in Hol
OPENING IHE GEEAT EZEXBTLTOV.
Brief OfHcLtt Ceremony Vnder tho Dome
of tho Main Building Illuminations
and Fireworks Vistas of Colored Ra
diance Stretching for Miles and the
Eiffel Tower Outlined with Fire
Frenchmen Rejoicing The Political Sig
nificance. Paris, May 7. The formal opening and
dedication of the Grand International expo
sition on the Champ de Mirs took place
yesterday, a concourse estimated at nearly
300,000 people having assembled to witness
the imposing and brilliant oerenitmies.
President Carnot essayed the same duties as
those performed by the Emperor Napoleon
the Third at the inauguration of the Uni
versal exposition, which was held on the
same historic site in 18C7, and the circum
stances and occasion very vividly recalled
the greater glories of the second empire.
The Official Opening.
The inaugural proceedings were brief and
almost entirely of an official character in ac
cordance with the programme prepared for
the occasion, but there was no mistaking the
joyous enthusiasm with which the year of the
world's great jubdoe of liWty was ushered
in. President Carnot, accompanied by tbe
cabinet, senate, and deputies, was escorted
to the main exhibition building at 1 p. mby
a brilliant military retinue. There he and
the other officials took their places on a plat
form immediately under the great dome, and
tbe first address was made by Minister Tirard,
the premier. In his address Premier Tirard
declared that the exhibition was a proof that
the people of France still preserved all the
qualities for which they had been noted. In
spite of the acuteness of the economic crisis
they bad been able to collect a splendid array
of exhibits. Although every government did
not officially take part in the work, most of
them generously s -conded the efforts of pri
vate individuals. To the strangers now in
Paris, he said, the country extended a fra
President Carnot followed with an appro
priate and el quent oration, and then alter a
tour of tbe different buildings the great ex
hibition was declared open.
The Fetes at Night.
The fetes in celebration of the opening of
tbe exposition were carried out according to
programme last night- The Eiffel tower,
the central dome of the exhibition building,
and the gardens surrounding the buildings
were splendidly illuminated, and in all parts
of the city wore to be seen evidences of the
enthusiasm with which tbe people regard the
great fair and their sympathy with the insti
tutions whose application to the government
of France the exposition commemorates.
Brilliant Marine Display.
On the Seine a magnificent marine display
was given embracing every kind of craft
which the depth of water would permit to
float Tbe display was extended from Saint
Louis island to Grenella Each vessel car
ried lights of various colors and the bridges
and tbe entire stretch of dock front were
ablaze with lights, colored fires, etc
The display of fireworks which took place
at the different points, at the Pont Neuf, at
Grenelle and in the garden of tbe Tuiileries
was fully equal to anything of the kind ever
seen in Paris. One of the pieces represented
the design of a monument in commemoration
of the revolution of 1736. While the Vene
tian fete was in progress on the Seine thou
sands of variegated Bengal lights were setoff
from different parts of the Eiffel tower, dis
closing that structure to the view of tbe
whole city and its environs. The cascade of
the Trocadero and all tho fountains on the
exhibition grounds were also illuminated.
Shortly after nightfall a monster torch
light procession, embracing 15,000 mounted
cuirassiers, infantry on foot, most of the
musical societies of France, both vocal and
instrumental, with numerous brass bands,
drum corps, etc., started from the Trocadero
palace, crossed the Jena bridge and marched
into the central garden of the exposition
grounds amidmost enthusiastic cheering.
The number of gas jets blazing in the grounds
last night was upward of KKI.iMKI.
Its Political Significance.
While tbe industrial exposition itself is a
much larger and more memorable undertak
ing than any of like character by which it
has been preceded, a political significance at
taches to this year's festival with which none
of its predecessors was ever invested, and
France is celebrating not only another in
dustrial epoch, it is universally felt, but tbe
centenary of the great revolution of 1789.
Many things conspire to render yesterday's
doings among the most memorable events in
the history of the nation. It is the first
world's exposition that has been held in France
since tbe country has lieen living under a
republican form of government, and on the
Eiffel tower, a triumph of modern architec
tural engineering, which is already account
ed the eighth wender of tbe world, the sym
bol of the nation's new liberty is lifted
proudly to the skies.
The Orandest of Its Kind.
Of the general features of t he great exhibi
tion itself it is only necessary to say that ia
magnitude and lieauty and completeness of
design it surpass auy structure yet erected
for purposes of like character in the indus
trial his'.ory of the world.
Paris was ablaze last night Myriads of
gas and electric lights within shades of var
iegated colors extended from the Arc de Tri
omphb down the Champs Elysee, through the
Place de la Concorde, Rue de Rivoli, Rue
Saint Antoine, I 'lace de ia Bastile, Faubourg
Saint Antoine, and to the Bois de Yiiicennes.
All the principal boulevards were lavishly
and magnificently decorated. It is estimated
that already over 100,000 visitors have ar
rived in the city, many of whom intend to
remain here until after the exhibition closes.
The Wisconsin Forest Fires.
Ashland, Wis., May 7. No such serious
losses as were at first anticipated have re
sulted from forest fires in this district Tbe
flames have nearly all died out or been ex
tinguished. There was probably not more
than $10,000 loss caused in northern Wis
consin and on Indian reservations. News
from Wausau, Wis., and Motley and Tower,
Minn., is to the effect that the llree are still
doing much damage in tbose neighborhoods.
Scores on the Diamond.
Chicago, May 7. The League base ball
players recorded the following runs yester
day: At Indianapolis Pittsburg 7, Indianap
olis 6; at Washington City Boston 33, Wash
ington 3; at Cleveland Chicago 8, Cleveland
11; at Philadelphia New York 13, Puila
American association: At Cincinnati
LouisVille 7, Cincinnati 8; at Kansas City
St Louis 11, Kansas City .
Decision In a Suit Involving SI, OOO.OOO.
Boston, May 7. A decision of the supreme
court of Washington territory has just been
rendered in favor of H. M. Dearborn & Co.,
of Seattle, W. T. The suit involved the title
to Dearborn's additions to the central por
tions of the city of Seattle, some 5110 lots of
land, some of which squatters have taken
possession of. The value of this property is
Municipal Election In North Carolina. -Ralkioh,
N. C, May 7. Municipal elec
tions were held yesterday iu all the princi
pal cities and towns in this state and tbe
Democrats carried tbe day easily. The vote
in this city was light, as a great majority of
the negroes declined to vote or to take any
interest in the election. This was also tbe
Guilty of tho Murder of His Mother.
Jackson, Mich., May 7. Irving Latimer
was found guilty yesterday of tbe murder of
bis mother on Jan. 2L Tbe prisoner listened
to tbe reading of tbe verdict with tbe same
unconcern that has characterised his action
all through his long trial Sentence was de
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Parlor Furniture which he
There is distressing destitution among the
coal miners near Scranton, Pa. Hundreds of
families are in want.
The newly appointed collector of New
York, Joel B. Erhardt, took possession of bis
office Monday morning.
It is probable that Governor Hill is soon to
be married. He refuses to either deny or
confirm the soft impeachment.
Gen. Adam E. King, of Baltimore, is
spoken of in Washington as likely to be ap
pointed consul general at Paris.
Nearly tbe whole population of southwest
ern Missouri has asked Governor Francis to
commute the sentence of the Bald-Knob mur
In a fight at a Hungarian christening near
HoUtzdale. Pa KlInilaT nirht. nA man
Joseph Teeser, was killed and several severely
A boy named Plaren Beck was frightened
to death Monday at St Joseph, Mo., by the
noise made by the fall of a street scaper from
Bishop Thompson's runaway daughter and
her husband reached Milwaukee Sunday
night. The cause of the elopement was op
position of the bishop to tbe marriage.
Miss Clara Graham, a stylish young
woman, was sent to the Missouri penitentiary
for hpree stealing by a jury at Kansas City
Monday. She goes for two yeari, the lowest
the law allows.
The property of The Des Moines Iead
er company was sold Monday to Henry
Stivers & Co., publishers of The Burlington
Gasette. They will continue the publication
as a Democratic newspaper.
The Illinois auditor Monday issued an or
ganization' permit to the Citizens' State bank,
of Kankakee; capital, $50,00 ; R. G. Risser,
H. M Stone, H. A. Magruder, P. Risser, and
A. D. Enrich, incorporators.
Tbe United States gunboat Petrel has had
her dock trial at the Columbia Iron works,
at Baltimore, and her engines and machinery
worked admirably. No date has been set for
the official trial trip, but it will be soon.
In a row at a saloon in the suburbs of
Louisville Sunday, Sebastian Ebbinger, an
idle fellow, shot three youths named Dietrich,
Burton and Gossman, none of whom are over
19 years old. Dietrich died Sunday morning
and Gossman cannot recover. Ebbinger is
The American Peace society held its an
nual meeting at Boston Monday, President
E. S. Tohey in the chair. Mr. Tobey was
re-elected president for the ensuing year,
with R. B. Howard as corresponding secre
tary. Delegates were appointed to attend
the Paris peace congress iu June. Anew
departure was made by the admission of la
dies as members of the society.
Suit Against The Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Chicago, May 7 Thomas F. Moffatt, a
lawyer of this city, began suit for libel yes
terday against The Chicago Inter Ocean,
claiming 150,000. Tbe suit is based on an
article in yesterday's issue of the paper, re
flecting upon the morality of the plaintiff.
The Weather We Mav Expect.
Washington City, May 7. The indica
tions for thirtv-six hours from 8 p. m. yester
day are as follows: FT Iowa
Threatening wtathcr; severe local storms
and light rains; winds shifting to
westerly. For Upper Michigan Threaten
ing weather and light rain: cooler
in eastern portion, stationary temavrature
in western portions; variable winds, danger
ous on the lakes. For Wisconsin Fair
wc-athr, followed iy local rains and severe
local storms: southerly, winds; cooler in
western portion, and by Wednesday morn
ing cooler in eastern portion. For Lower
Michigan-Fair weather; coo'.er in western
portion, ntation&rv ipmi.ir . t n . i. .
portion: foutiierly winds, followed by local
nun mi on i uoHiay mgni or ednesd.iy. For
Indiana-Fair weather; slightly warmer in
southern portions, stationary temperature in
northern imrtions: south rly winds. For Illi
noisFair, continued warm weather during
Tuesday, followed Tuesday night by severe
local storms; cooler by Wednesday morning;
Special prediction. A storm of onsiderable
energy is centr il over Dakota, and the condi
tions ar- favorable for violent local storms in
Minnesota, Iowa and the adjoining states dur
ing Tuesday or Tuesday nig.it, and in the
Ohio valley Wednesday.
Chicago, May 6.
Quotations on the board of trade toiay were
as follows: Wheat No. S May, opened 82c,
closed ftrtte; June, opened S1S closed 62W:
July, opened TMc, closed Ttag-Aic. Corn
No. 2 June, oiwned 344c. closed Mc;
July, opened 85c, close.i a5-Wo: Anirnst-
opeoed 3f4c. closed S.Vc. Oats No. t
June, opene i 2c closed S5e: July, opened
3r, close ! 2f)C. Pork May, opened til .37V4,
closed $11.55; June, opened $11.4-4, closed
$11.0: July, opened U.5U, cled $11.70.
iiara june, opened e.77J, closed iti.sru.
Live stock The Union Stock Yards reports
tbe following range of prices: HogsMarket
opened fainy active and steady; later now
weak and lower; light gradea, $4.80ft4.HO-.
rough packing. $4.404. 4.V. mixed lots, $4.50
l.tti; heavy packing and shipping lots. $4.50
Girf.tto. Cattle rtrm; beeves, i3.40Gi4.au.
cows, S.OUt.;); stockers and feeders. $2.41
433.80. Sheep -Firm; wooled. OUjjAU); shorn.
&u (a,4.1(r, lambs, f 4.7W.5.HO.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
2022c per lb; dairies in line, lti&aic: roll but
ter, lie.iac. Eggs Strictly fresh, 100 per
doz. Poultry Live chickens, c per lb; roost
ers, 6c; turkeys, 103,14c; ducks. 10&12c, Pota
toes Choice Burtianks, ak&aic per bu; Beauty
of Hebron, 5ic; mixed lots. 20c; sweet po
tatoes, $1.75i.0J per bbl. Apples Choice
greenings, $lJSi(tl.50 per bbl; po.ir lots. 75oa
$1.UU. Cranberries Bell and bugle, $5.003tUM
New York, May 6.
Wheat Quiet: No. 1 red state. Wc; No. do,
64$c; No. r. d winter May, KiSc; do June.
&9c; do July, b5c Corn-Steady: .So. mixed
cash, 44; do Mxy, 42,Hjc;do June, 41 c; do
July, .c Oats Steady; No. 1 white
state, nominal; No. 2 do. 80c: No. 2 mixed
May, ate; do June. XKfce. K ye Dull. Bar
ley Nominal. Pork Dull; new mess $13.0
ld.ro. uartt-yulet; May, $7.15: June, $7.16.
Live stock: Cattle Firm at lull former
prices for heavy steors and a small advance
on light and medium cattle; common te arime
steers, $3.tM&4.60 a 100 fcs: buds and dry cows.
$2.0UX60. To-day's Liverpool cable quotes
American refrigerator be f at 7ic V Sheep
and lambs firmer and a small fraction
higher; unshorn sheep, 495Hc: unshora
yearlings, 37Wc; spring lambs ) head, t&iti
W&Mi. tlogs Market about steady; notntpi
range $5.ooSJki luo Ds.
Hay Upland prairie, $7a.
&y Tinwtay bw $738.00.
Bay Wild, $6.00$ i.
Potatoes 18c. . ,
OaaV-loft lie : maid tt.00
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Curtains the Richest,
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HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
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bhops Corner Ninth St!, and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
J8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
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