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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTCR.
Wednesday, Mat 8, 1889.
' It is coming to be a rare day when
Pension Commissioner Tanner or Assist
ant Secretary Bussey does not reverse
tone decision of previous administra
tions in the matter of pensions. The
consequence is that the barriers to the
treasury have been pranticaljy torn down
and all that is necessary to secure a pen
ion appears to be to make application
The country is likely to be astonished at
the magnitude of the next annual pen
slon bill when it is presented.
Uov. Fifer, says the Bloomington
Bulletin, spilled bis milk when be removed
Warden Garvin, of the Joliet penitenN
tiary, and appointed Ex-Senator Berg
gren, of Galesburg. Garvin had worked
his way up by individual merit from a
watchman on the wall to the wardenship.
Berggren is a chronic office-seeker of
twenty years' standing. This catering to
pot-house politics is creating widespread
indignation. From a selfish standpoint
the democracy has cause for rejoicing.
The republican party in Illinois is going
to hades by limited express, and ail such
breaks as this insure an enrly nnival at
Postoffick officials are disappointed
because the railway mail service passed
under the control of the civil service
commission Wednesday, May 1, putting a
atop to the wholesale removals they were
engaged in. By working after hours
they succeeded in changing about one
third of the 5.300 employes of that
branch of the government service, and if
Harrison had consented to give them the
twenty day extension that was asked for
they would not have left a single demon
crat, but having already extended the
time once, Ilarrison hadn't the cheek to
do it again without any other excuse
than the replacing of democratic clerks
by republicans. Give Ilarrison credit for
this act at any rate.
The May Bretonne company played its
benefit engagement to a small house at
Harper's theatre last evening, but took in
enough money to get out of town.
The wonderfully funny comedy "A
Night Off," is to be presented at Harper's
theatre next Friday night. The Chippe
wa Falls (Wis.) Herald, says:
"A Night Off" Tiiis play was pro
duced here on Wednesday evening at the
opera bouse, by an excellent company to
a small but fully appreciative and enthu
siastic audience, (political speakers in the
city drawing somewhat from the theatre
going people. The play was given at its
very best, and the company is one of the
finest that ever came to the city above
the average in every particular. The
play Is bubbling over with fun and ridic
ulous situations, and if one wishes to
have care and worry fall from them, we
recommend "A Night Off.' The play is
good, the company is good, and they de
serve a good house wherever they may
A Mtrong (tike.
The R. I. & P. has finished its work of
protection against high water below the
aw mill. The track for a distance of
three thousand feet has been raised
eighteen inches above the highest water
mark, and the embankment on which the
rails rest widened to an average of
twenty-two feet. Then the outer side
has been filled with clay to the depth of
two feet and the whole carefully rip
rapped with rock. The dike in its pres
ent condition is regarded as proof against
high water, and is one of the finest pieces
of work of this kind ever done by a rail
road in this part of the country. The
It. I & P. in thus protecting itself, has
protected a great many poor families in
ANOTHER PARNELL SENSATION.
Ha Declares That He Ilitl Not I tier a
TliithfMMt in the Common.
London, May K On Friday Inn Parnell
tcKtified heior the comniiwtion tliat he bad
knowingly made a false statement in the
house of commons relative to the existence of
secret societim in Ireland. Yesterday he
stated that upon examining the report of
what he mid iu parliament he found that his
statement referred to Rililxmisni, and not to
conspiracies, and be now aawrt that the
statement won fairly accurate, ax Kihhnnism
at the time Rpoken of wan pretty well weeded
out The statement canst I a ileciilinl nena
tion, but Attorney General tVelmter panned it
by and axked ao further questions nu the sub
ject. The l'liynlcal Force Tarty.
Continuing Parnell wild that he bad some
time paid out money frotri bis own private
account in Itebulf of the league, lie had no
objection whatsoever to an inspection of his
private acoouuW. In nnswnr to a question
regarding the physical force advocates Par
nell said the majority of the physical force
party were utter strangers to him. He bad
never heurd that Ean had joined the Clan-na-Oael,
and would regret exceedingly to
find that gentleman rejoining the ranks of
the physical forcers.
Ford Garbled Parnell' NMte-tiem
Parnell said be could not accept the re
ports of bis American speeches published in
The Irnh World oh in any degree accurate.
Mr. Ford, the editor of that pn?r, garbled
speeche to suit the readers of The World.
He declared that any member of the league
who should advocate the u-te of dyuimita
would be a traitor.
Struck HomrtliinR Kirh In Oil.
Washington, Pa., May 8. The C D.
Robbing oil well ou the Johnston lot, just
east of this place, has iuereused in produc
tion, and is now doing about seventy -five
barrels an hour. When oil was first struck
last week it flowed L'UU barrels per day. On
deeper drilling the well steadily increased in
production, and it is believed that it is good
for 2,500 barrels a day upon deeper drilling.
The territory in that vicinity was thought to
have been exhausted, as dry wells had been
drilled in that vicinity. A number of new
rigs are being put up, and the land is being
rapidly leased by speculators. Considerable
Beware of Ointments 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 the damage
they will do are ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from tbem. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and ia 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
uine; it ia taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. .
CXSold by druggist. Price 75 cents
Ravaged by a Cyclone
A Kansas Town Swept Out
THREE PEOPLE KILLED, FIFTY HURT
Meagre Detail of the Disaster Some'
Names of the Victim A Heavy Blow
In the Northwest and Much Damage
Done Farmers Discouraged Over Lom
of Crop Continued Dry Weather Lets
' the Fire Fiend Have Ills Way In Mich
igan Bad Bins in Ohio.
Hctchinson, Kan., May 8. The town of
Stafford, Kas., was wiped out by a cyclone
Monday night. A number of people were
killed and about fifty wounded. The wind
had been blowing a gale for three days and
developed into a cyclone that swept over
the counties of Stafford and Rice in a north
westerly direction. Crops, farm houses and
barns were mowed down, and the full extent
of the damage is not yet reported. The town
of Stafford was almost entirely destroyed,
but fortunately the people saw the cyclone
coming and had time to escape to cellars and
places of safety.
Three Known To Be Killed.
Three are known to be killed and thirty
badly injured. Among the latter are 1
Slade, Mrs. E. Lindsay and daughter,
George Dews anil two children. William
Crawford was instantly killed and his
father, 8. K Crawford, fatally injured.
Mrs. John Love was blown fifty feet from
her house iuto a wagon. She was fatally in
jured. The Eureka school house was entire
ly blown away, there being nothing left but
a few foundation tiinliers. All the houses
were frame and were lifted and distributed
over the adjoining fields.
Disastrous Storm In Dakota.
Buffalo, D. T., May H. The most de
structive storm ever experienced in this sec
tion iiassed over this place Monday. The
storm commenced about 7 o'clock and at 2
p. m. it assumed the form of a hurricane, do
ing great damage to crops, unroofing eleva
tors and lurge blocks. Grain which was well
up was torn out by the roots, and that which
was not up was buried so deep that it will
never come up. Farmers are much discour
aged and say that another storm like it will
destroy all hopes of any crops this season.
Raging Storm at St. (loud, Minn.
Minneapolis, Minn., May 8. The Jour
nal's St. Cloud (Minn.) special says: A ter
rible wind storm haa been raging here since
Monday evening. No great damage has been
done in town, but reports from surrounding
towns in this county state that a number of
houses and barns have been unroofed or
moved from their foundations. Blinding
clouds of dust fill the air. Forest fires are
raging in the vicinity of Kimball prairie,
and the loss will be heavy unless rain falls
very soon. Crops will be damaged.
A Railway Train Wrecked.
St. Paul, Minn., May a At Hinckley,
Minn., a severe wind storm prevailed yester
day, doing damage to timber, and blowing
down shade trees. An engine running be
tween Sandstone and Sandstone junction
was wrecked yesterday afternoon by a tree
falling across the engine while running
at a speed of fifteen miles an hour. Engineer
Door escaped uninjured, while Fireman
Elmer Miller bud his head and legs badly
FLAMES IN THE FORESTS.
Miles of Timber Destroyed Together with
East Saginaw, Mich., May 8. In north
ern Michigan no rain has fallen in several
months, and, as a result, fires are raging in
every direction, threatening destruction to
property and heavy losses to lumbermen and
farmers. In Midland, Clare, Gladwin and
Osceola counties flames are running through
Umber and over uncleared forms, and in sev
eral places men, blinded by smoke, are work
ing in brigades, trying to check the progress
of the fire. North of this city Monday near
ly a mile of forest burned.
Sweeping Everything Before Them.
The flames, fanned by a brisk south wind,
are rapidly sweeping everything before
thorn. Danger from the some source is also
reported from Huron county, along the line
of the Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron road.
In the vicinity of Bayport, on the snores of
Wild Fowl bay, the greatest trouble exists.
Near Lodtnis two barns, a valuable horse,
blacksmith shop and granary, all the prop
erty of M. T. Bailey, a lumberman of this
city, burned, involving a loss of $4,000, with
partial insurance. Five miles north of the
same place Thomas Kinley luet a barn and
contents, valued at ttiOO, with no insurance.
Costly Blaze at Peoria.
Pxokia, Ills., May S. At 8:30 o'clock last
night a fire started in the ice house back of
Reynolds & Ely's ham house, situated in the
heart of the railroad yards. The fire quickly
spread to the cattle-sheds owned by the
Northern Distilling company, and eight large
sheds were destroyed. Fifty cattle, be
longing to Nelson Morris, of Chicago, were
burned to death. Morris Lad 400 head of na
tive steers, valued at $05 each. The ham
house was damaged to the amount of tl,5iK),
and the sheds were totally destroyed. One
man was seriously injured.
Flumes Swept the Town.
I'jttsiicru, Pa, May 8. A special from
Findlay, O., says: Almost the entire business
portion of Beaver Dam was burned Monday
night, the total loss lieing about (80,000 and
insurance, $14,000. The postofflee, city jail,
Brown's hotel, Odd Fellows' hall, and about
twenty stores and residences were destroyed.
Many persons escaped from their bouses
without being able to save anything but
their night clothing.
A Lake Hteamer Damaged by Fire.
Detroit, Mich., May 8. The steamer
Alaska, of the Detroit, Put-in-Bay and San
dusky line, was partially destroyed by fire at
ber dock in this city at 9 o'clock last night
Losa estimuted at $8,000, covered by insur
ance. If her machinery is damaged the loss
will probably be three times mora The
steamer had just arrived and unloaded her
passengers. Her officers and crew escaped
Chamberlain Will Banquet Emdicott.
London, May a Mr. Joseph Chamber
lain will give a grand dinner party to his
father-in-law, ex-Secretary Endjcott, who is
now his guest, on Saturday. Several notable
Englishmen and Americans have been in
vited. Congratulations from Germany.
Berlin, May 8. Both the emperor and
Priuce Bismarck telegraphed their congratu
lations to President Carnot on the opening of
the French exhibition.
ILLINOIS AND MICHIGAN.
Theli Lawmaker Continue Bullae at
the Old Stand.
Spbinofikld, Ills., May 8. The penitenti
ary commissioners sent a report to the legis
lature yesterday on the feasibility of manu
facturing twine in the state prisons. The
report was entirely favorable to the see me.
They estimated the cost of the plant and ma
terials to produce 1,500 tons per year of twine
to be $373.2.V). This product is lees than one
third of the amount used each season by Illi
nois farmers. The bill to permit railway
companies to change grade or gauge of lines
without organizing for that especial purpose
failed to pass the senate, and an adverse re
port on an appropriation of $13,000 for print
ing done by H. W Kokker was approved.'
Appropriations were passed for the normal
university at Normal and the Lincoln asy
lum for feeble minded, as well as to keep the
Lincoln residence in repair.
An attempt was made in the house to
strike out the enacting clause of the bill for
an election on a prohibitory amendment to
the constitution, but t failed. A bill appro
priating $4,000 per annum in aid of the State
Horticultural society was passed, as was the
bill appropriating l-'SJXX) to establish a state
histories V library. The bill changing the
township election law was passed, while the
bill rep ailing the section of the medical
practice act relating to itinerant venders
failed. The bill for the incorporation of
building and loan associations was defeated,
and the lill authorizing muncipal corpora
tions to construct gas and electric works was
sent to third reading.
Laxsio, Mich., May 8. The senate yes
terday killed the bouse anti-cigarette bill,
but pass 1 a measure forbidding the sale of
tobacco in any form to minors under 15 years
of age. The house passed a bill revising the
fishing If ws, and another making it a felony
to entico minors into any private place for
TESTED A PATENT ELEVATOR.
One Man Fatally Hurt Because the De
vice Didn't Work Properly.
Provi enck, R. L, May 8. At 2:15 p. ro.
yesterday three men were badly hurt in test
ing a rassenger elevator built by L. S.
Graves & Son, of Rochester, in the new
Schwart s building here. The elevator was
cut loos and allowed to fall five stories,
sixty-five feet, to an air-tight vault which,
it was t upposed, would .break the fall so
gradually as to ensure the safety of the pas
sengers. Superintendent of Construction A.
C. ConnelL Mr. Jones, the manager, and Ja
cob Rose nf eld, a reporter, were in the eleva
tor, whi.rh, when released, fell with fearful
Failed to Break the Fall.
"NVben t reached the bottom the three men
were lyii g on the floor of t he car insensible,
with their beads cut open. The injuries may
prove fttal, as all suffered severe spinal
shocks. Jones is the most severely hurt and
will probably die. Rosenfeld, who is a
light-weight, seems to have suffered the
Latkr M. C. Jones died from his injur
ies last evening. He was the New England
agent of :he elevator firm of L. S. Graves &
Co., of Rochester, and leaves a wife in
Boston. A. C. Cornell, superintendent of
construe) ion, will probably recover. He is
also fron. Boston. Rosenfelt was only slightly
30TTEN UP TO ORDER
I the View Taken of the Cronln Sensa
tion at Chicago Now.
Chicauo, May 8. No new developments
in the Cr jnin case were made yesterday. The
police authorities are so Wbll satisfied that the
affair partakes of the nature of a precon
certed sensation that they have practically
abandom d all efforts to trace the missing
man. A leading attache of the detective de
partment said at midnight that within
eighteen hours Dr. Cronin would be located.
In Irish Nationalist circles considerable
amusement was created yesterday afternoon
by the re seipt of a dispatch signed by John
Devoy, I reslin, and others offering a reward
for the detection of those responsible for Dr.
Outside of the Conklins, with whom Cronin
has boarded for years, nohody can be found
willing t father the opinion that he has met
with foul play. The affair has reached the
ludicrous level of the betting arena, and at
midnight at the sporting resorts the odds
were 2 to 8 that the missing man would turn
up in the flesh within a week.
On the Race Coui-te.
Baltimore, Md., May The Maryland
Jockey club began its spring meeting yester
day. Ths following is the list of races and
winners: Britannic, mile, 1:02; Tom
Vaughan. 1 mile, 1:45: Civil Sen-ice,
mile. 0:5t: Patrocles, 1 mile, 1:4:2; Panama,
1 mile, 1:43.
Lexington, Ky., May S Lord Peyton
won the k, mi.e race yesterday in 1:03, Lo
tion the 1 mile in 1 :4Y, Jewel Ran the 1 V
miles in :0St', and Thad Rowe the mile
Narhv llk, Tenn-, May 8. Clara C. was
the winiM r of the mile race on the West
Side track yesterday in 1:29)', Chilbowie the
7 furloi gs in l:3ti). Leo H. the 1 mile in
1:42$, Timothy the mile in 1:08, and
Forever the 4V furlongs in 0:58)4.
M n Inter Lincoln Banq-uetted.
Chicago, May 8. Hon. Robert T. Lin
coln, the minister of the United States to
Great Britain, was banquetted last niht at
the Union League club. The affair was
made one of the most brilliant ever given by
the club. The occasion was a farewell to the
minister, md was attended by a large num
ber of the best citizens. After the cloth was
removed u season of felicitous speechmaking
ensued, in the course of which many compli
mentary things were said of the honored
guest and the best of wishes given him in his
new posit on of honor and trust.
ie Parnell a Life Member.
May a The National Liberal
club, at it
i annual meeting yesterday, elected
life member hy a large majority.
ng was attended by 2,000 members
very stormy. A resolution was
claring that, owing to the divisions
existing in the party, it was not
for the club to be identified with
n of it
Pretty Good VTagea.
PlTTSBllto, May 8. An equalization of
wages In Carnegie's mills is said to be made
necessary by the fact that while machinery
and methods have changed in late years, the
old system of payment has been retained, and
it is claim jd that men who work by the ton
have been receiving enormous wages, some
earning at high as from $30 to $50 per day.
United Brethren in Council.
PiTTsntRG, Pa, May a A Chambersburg,
Pa,, speciiJ says: The board of missions of
the United Brethren church met here yester
day, Bishi p Weaver, of Dayton, O., presid
ing. Rev C. T. Steam, of Baltimore, was
elected sec retary. Reports showing a satis
factory condition of the church were pre
sented. GOOD FOR JOHN L. SULLIVAN.
The Note. I Slugger Stand I p Like a Man
for Law and Order.
TaRRTIOwn, N. Y., May8. A fight oc
curred late Monday night on a train near
Dobbs Ferry between railroad detectives,
trainmen, and a guug of toughs who at
tended the Sullivan-Ashton s)arrii exhibi
tion at Mi sic ball in this villaga alter the
exhibition about .too of those who bad been
present boarded the train for New York.
I-efuned to Pay His Fare.
Conductor Monahau asked William Doris,
of Yonkers, a local prize-fighter, for his
ticket. D iris said be had already given him
his ticket Monahan reported the fact to
State Railroad Detectives McCatte, Gore,
Dowd, at d Officer Pike, of Poughkeepsie,
who bad been detailed on the train. McCabe
went to I "oris and informed him that he
must pay his fare. Doris refused and
threatened to "do" McCabe.
The Row Begins.
McCabe grappled with Doris. About fifty
of the latter's friends rushed to his rescue,
and trainmen and detectives rushed in to
help McCabe. Several of the crowd were
knocked down, and among them was Jack
Hopper, light-weight pugilist Doris was
Sullivan to the Rescue.
In the n idstof it all John L. Sullivan went
to the rescue of the detectives. Forcing the
crowd back, he told them that if any fight
ing was co be done be would do it He
would not allow any one to interfere with
officers in :he discharge of their duty. The
train was ntopped at Dobbs' Ferry and Doris
was taken to I'onghkeepsie and locked np.
vs Roger Pryor Deserted.
jton, S. C, May 8. O. F. Chap-
oldier with whom Gen. Roger
Pry or left
his horse when he went to the
in which b
es. has sworn to a lonir statement
i a says that Pryor deliberately de-
was received by the Union lines
as a desert
tions for t
day are a
Weather IVe May Expect.
rroif City. May 8. The indlca-
Urtv-eix hours from 8 p.m. yester-
i follows: For IowaLocal rains:
.her; westerly winds. For Illinois
ins; souther. y winds, shifting to
terly. For Indiana Fair weath
d by local rains; slightly cool
ly to westerly winds. For Michi.
oeonsin Rain; southerly, shifting
asterly winds. '
gan and W
to colder w
Lucky Chicago Men.
They Hold the Traditional Long
KNOCK THE OFFICIAL KEESIMMONS.
Palmer and Meredith Get the Govern
ment Print Shop and the Engraving
Bureau The Civil Service Commission
Filled by the Appointment of Roosevelt
and Thompson A Broad Principle for
Washington Citv, May 8. The presi
dent has appointed Frank TV. Palmer to be
public printer, and Theo lore Roosevelt, of
New York, and Hugh S. Thompson, of South
Carolina, to be members of the civil service
Two Troublesome Position.
The conclusion to appoint Frank W.
Palmer to the otHce of public printer was
reached at the cabinet meeting yesterday,
and it was also decided to give William M.
Meredith, of Chicago, the post of chief of
the bureau of engraving and printing. These
two offices have given the administration
more trouble than any others. President
Harrison announced imm ediately after his
inauguration that he intended to make a
change in the office of public printer at a
very early date. Days and weeks went by
and the ofilce was not filled. There were so
many candidates and it was so difficult to
make a choice between them that the presi
dent postponed the scttltuneiit of the ques
tion. Capt. Meredith, of Chicago, finally
withdrew from the race on the assurance
that he would be made chief of the bureau
of engraviug and printing. Then a new can
didate for the cilice sprung up in the
person of Frank W. Palmer, of Chicago,
formerly postmaster there and at one time
one of the owners of The Chicago Inter
Ocean. Palmer had been the proprietor of
papers in Dubuque and Des Moines, Ia., and
he had the support of the Iowa delegation
addedjo that of the Illinois senators.
The New Commissioner.
Theodore Roosevelt, of New York, and
Hugh S. Thompson, of South Carolina, the
new members of the civil service commission,
are regarded as excellent selections. Mr.
Roosevelt is well known as a most capable
and promising young man. From bis first
entrance into public life he has been an ad
vanced advocate of civd service reform.
Governor Thompson has for years been
thoroughly identified with the civil service
reform movement, and is a man of high at
tainments, of ability and courage. Just be
fore the close of the late administration Pres
ident Cleveland nominated Governor Thomp
son, then assistant secretary of the treasury,
to succeed Mr. Edgerton, whom he removed
from the commission, but the senate did not
act on the nomination.
The list of appointments yesterday also in
cluded the following for Utah: Arthur L.
Thomas governor; Elijah Sells, secretary;
Ellsworth Daggett, surveyor general. Other
appointments were: Michael A. Leahy,
agent for the Indians of the Ia Pointe
agency, Wisconsin ; A. T. Reeve, of Hamp
ton, la, chief of the seed division agricul
tural department The Utah appointees are
all residents of that territory, and Leahy is a
The president also appointed the following
postmasters to western offices: Iowa C A.
Walker, Wilton Junction; George Crane,
Dubuque; C. C. Carpenter, Fort Dodge; I
S, Williams, Estherville. Michigan John
Funiss, Nashville; & C. Kirkbride, Clare;
W. H. Denman, Wyandotte; J. S. Heald,
Hartford; J. M. Jones, Grayling; S. J.
Springer, Plymouth. Illinois J. Tross,
Litchfield; J. Lynn, Carrollton; A. Dorothy,
Hinsdale; A. C. Sluss, Tuscola; E. C. Sheaf
fer, Lookport; R. D. Smith, PL-kin; D. C.
" IN THE LINE OF DUTY."
Another Important Pension Decision by
Assistant Secretary Bussey.
Washington City, May 8. Assistant
Secretary Bussey yesterday rendered an
opinion of great importance, broadening
former constructions in "the line of duty"
cases. In this case Mary E. McNeil applied
for a pension as the widow of Alexander Mc
Neil, who, while engaged in a wrestling con
test with a comrade in camp, received in
juries which resulted in his death. The pen
sion office rejected the claim on the ground
that McNeil was not in the line of duty at
the time he sustained his injuries, but Mr.
Bussey holds that he was, and lays down the
broad principle that soldiers while in camp,
while not disobeying orders or acting in vio
lation of military regulations, are always in
the line of duty.
lxtnk Hail for Ive and Stayner.
Cincinnati, May 8. There appears to 1
little doubt that Ives and Stayner are good
for terms in prison. It is commonly sup
posed that the indictments against them are
based on tbeir unauthorized issue and use
of Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton stock,
but a new indictment has been made, based
on what appears to be one of the most mag
nificent steals of modern times. It appears
that Ives and Staynor, soon after they got
hold of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Day
ton, effected a regular issue of $7,000,000
stock, carrying with it the voting power. Of
this they are said to have actually appropri
ated no less than 480 shares of (1,000 each,
thereby securing absolute control of the
Widows Have a Hard Time In India.
New York, May a The Ramabai asso
ciation, of which Rev. E. E. Hale is presi
dent, the object of which is to ameliorate the
condition of the women of India, held its
first New York meeting Monday night Mr.
Hale explained that of the WO.OtlO.OOO women
in India a),000,000 are widows, and of the
latter 1,000,000 are undor IB years of age.
These "child widows" are held in a bondage
worse than slavery, being restricted to cer
tain kinds of food and dress, secluded from
society, forced to drudgery, and rarely al
lowed to marry.
Indiana Municipal Election.
Chicago, May 8. It was city election day
for most of the cities of Indiana yesterday,
and telegrams give the following results:
Goshen went Democrat ic; so did Plymouth,
Washington, LaPorte, Tipton, and Hunting
ton. The Republicans carried Richmond
(except mayor), Kokomo (except mayor and
one councilman), Crawfordsville, Marion,
Lebanon, and Shelby ville.
Carnegie Not Helping the Strikers.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 8. Andrew Carnegie
arrived from the east yesterday. In con
versation with a reporter Mr. Carnegie de
nied all knowledge of a strike at the
Allegheny Bessemer Steel company's works
at Du Quesne, and stated that there was not
a particle of truth in the report connecting
his name with contributions to the strikers'
Renounce Sis Million Dollar.
Philadelphia, May 8. Miss Kate Drexel,
daughter of the late Francis A. Drexel, who
left $6,000,000 to each of his three daughters,
has practically renounced the fortune. The
young lady yesterday entered as a postulate
of the order of the Sisters of Mercy in Pitta
burg. Those who know Miss Drexel know
that this amounts to a complete renunciation
of her family, her friends and ber wealth.
Afraid They Won't Get Fair Play.
Trenton, N. J., May 8. The State
Homeopathic society, in convention here yes
terday, condemned the bills pending in
various legislatures which aim to establish
state boards to grant medical licenses. The
Homeopaths assert that the boards, being
composed mainly of Allopaths, will refuse to
license physicians whose views do not accord
with those of the old school.
. Hew Bridge Across the Niagara. -
Niagara Falls, N. Y., May 8. The new
suspension bridge, to replace, the one carried
way by a cyclone last winter, was opened
for travel yesterday rooming. The bridge,
which was commenced March 21, is 1,900 feet
lonjr, seventeen feet wide, and It? ftet above
Further Illumination for the
DEPEW SHINES Off THE SUBJECT.
He Insist That the Pool I Indispensable,
And I narked Up by Felton, of the
Krle Itoth Desire the Canadian Line
To Be Brought Under the Law Felton
Wants Somebody Jailed A Dominion
New York, May 8. Chauncey M. Depew
was the first witness before the senate com
mittee yesterday morning. He said that the
roads doing business in this country, whether
Mexican or Canadian, should be made to
comply with the conditions of the law, as the
American roads must da At present, he
said, it was very easy tor the Canadian roads
to get large quantities of freight by means of
rebates. "Pooling," be considered a good
thing and should have been permitted. The
tendency of all roads is to lower freight
rates, and no amount of "pooling" could
affect this tendency. The inter-state com
merce bill, by making the roads publish their
rates, had given the stronger roads more
business and taken it away from the weaker
Pooling the One Thing Needful
"The inter-state law," he said, "will never
be effective nor operative until in some form
or other you have a legalized pooL"
. Senator Piatt Don't you think it would
have been lietter if goods destined to points
within the United States borders had nevor
been allowed to go through Canada!
Mr. Depew If you go back to that, yes.
But the thing is now an existing fact
In concluding Mr. Depew's examination,
Senator Blair wished to know what would
be the result of a war between Canada and
the United States. "Well, it would last just
two days," said the Central's president.
A Grand Trunk Man Testifies.
Mr. Depew was followed by General Man
ager Joseph Hickson, of the Grand Trunk
railroad. Mr. Hickson described his road
and its terminals, and after some question
ing finally acknowledged that the Grand
Trunk road practically controlled the rates
between Chicago and Portland. Their busi
ness iu the United States, the witness said,
w as carried on iu accordance with the Bpirit
of the inter-state law, and they make no in
crease in local rates in order to recoup on
possib'e losses on long hauls.
Million from the Dominion.
Senator Cullom asked him what assistance
the Canadian Pacific road had received from
the government. Mr. Hickson said that the
Canadian government had done f 37,000,000
worth of construction work, given t'25,000,
000 in cash and f 50,u'i0,000 worth of govern
ment lands. Mr. Hickson seemed willing to
answer all questions, but inclined to do so in
bis own fashion. He acknowledged that the
foreign trade through Canada from the
United States was much greater than the
Canadian trade through the United States.
He stated that the Canadian parliament an
nually voted money to various branches of
the Canadian Pacific road as subsidies, and
that lines of steamships were yearly subsi
dized by the government.
BuHlnpn Done by the Road.
In 1SSS the freight that passed through
Montreal from the western part of the
United States was 71,997 tonnage. The traffic
that passed over the Canadian line from the
United States to Portland, Me., amounted to
92,'.'41 tonnage. In reply to a question from
Senator Blair, Mr. Hickson stated that about
40 per cent, of all the business done by the
Canadian Pacific road was due to the United
States. In the northwvst, and psfrtieularly
in Michigan, almost all the carrying trade is
done by the Canadian trunk lines.
Another Erie Official
8. M, Felton, first vice president of the
Erie road, was next put in the box. He was
examined as follows:
Senator Cullom Do you think that there
should be any leg islation to protect American
roa.ls aguinst the Canadian roads doing busi
ness in the United States?
Mr. Felton I da If the Canadian roads
had to conform to the American laws the
American roads would gam by it.
Senator Gorman Can you tell why it is
that certain roads can get freight destined for
Liverpool aud ship it cheaper than other
Mr. Felton The only explanation I can
give to that is that in my opinion the roads
must have some agreement with the steam
ship companies w hereby the railroads make
up to the steamship companies any loss which
they may sustain.
Want Somebody" Put in JaiL
Senator Hiscock In your opinion, have
the Canadian trunk roads acted according to
the inter-state lawf
Mr. Felton 1 think they did when it was
first passed. But like everything else, it
grew old and now I can't answer for them.
If this commission wish to enforce the inter
state law and maintain its rates, the best
thing is to put some violator in jail, then
perhaps all the roads will conform to the
He Favors Pooling, Too.
Senator Harris You say that you are in
favor of a legalization of. pooling. How
would you arrange it so I hat each of the
weaker roads might receive its share of the
Mr. Felton The best way, in my opinion,
would be to give to each road its share of the
carrying trade, but as the shippers object to
that the only way to equalize the profits
would tie to settle on a financial basis and
give each road a share in the gross profits.
They All Pay Commission.
Washington Citv, May 8. Representa
tives of twenty-five or more railroad compa
nies whose lines extend west of Chicago ap
peared before the inter-state commerce com
mission yesterday to answer an inquiry about
commissions on the sale of tickets. It ap
peared from statements submitted ihat most
of these roads are ayiug commissions of
about 10 per cent. They are and have been
working since the first of last February un
der an agreement with the Western States
Passenger association. They pay these com
missions to accredited ageuts of connecting
lines only, and do no business whatever with
The Kiiitl)le to Go Out of Buslnes.
New York, May 8. The New York
Equitable Fire Iusurauce compauy, 58 Wall
street, has resolved to wind up its affairs
forthwith. The capital of the company ia
f 219,000, and the surplus over all liabilities
on Jan. 1, lssl, was $.".Hi,S';3.87. The board
of directors has paused resolutions declaring
a divideut of 100 per cent and appointing a
committee to wind up the affairs of the com
pany. THOUGHT IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE.
A Six-Story Building Tumble Into Ruins
at Dead of Night.
Kkw York, May a Late Monday night
the people bvmg m the vicinity of Ninth ave
nue and Twenty-sixth street were startled by
a terrific crash and jarring of the earth sim
ilar to that produced by seismic disturbance.
Men, women, and children, half -dressed, ran
pell-mell into the street to ascertain the cause.
Many of them acted like persons bereft of
reason, and it was with difficulty that their
fears were allayed. It was explained that
the six floors of an immense six-story struc
ture, owned by Hugh Getty, on the east side
of Ninth avenue, between Twenty-sixth and
Twenty-seventh streets, had given way and
lauen into me cellar.
Iicky It Happened at Might.
About 250 men are employed in the struc
ture in the day time, and if the accident had
occurred when they were at work she loss of
life would have been heavy. The accident
was found to be due to the breaking of the
brace plates under the iron columns which
supported the second - floor. v The neighbors
assert that the vibrations caused by a trip
hammer in manufacturing company'
building on the corner opposite the ruined
building was the cause of the accident
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It is stated that the czar will within a
short time be crowned king of Poland.
Count Tolstoi. Russian minister of the
interior, who had been ill for some time, is
Hon. Smith M. Weed was elected presi
dent of Plattsburg, N. V., Tuesday by 700
"Citizen" Train says he intends to con
tinue his fast ou water and weak lemonade
for HX) days.
Jose Itiva Galbau, a Spaniard, died at
Bordeaux, France, Tuesday, at the advanced
age of 118 years.
Judge Barrett, of the New York supreme
court, has appointed Orover Cleveland ref
eree in the suit of Kountze Bros, against
John B. Kennedy.
One man was killed and seven injured by
a premature explosion of dynamite near
Ashland, Pa., Tuesday morning. The men
were engaged in blasting for a tunnel.
Murgaret Donovan and Margaret O'Brien,
aged about 21, were struck and fatally in
jured by a locomotive Thursday nieht while
walking on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie road
The board of trustees of the Vanderbilt
university at Nashville, Tenn., met Tuesday
and elected Bishop R. K. Hargrove presi
dent of the university, to succeed the lately
deceased Bishop McTyeire.
s The Johns Hopkins hospital, probably the
most perfectly constructed building of its
kind in the world, for which Johns Hopkins,
the Baltimore philanthropist, left an en
dowment of 3,5U0,000, was formally opened
in Baltimore Tuesday. It cost over $2,
000,000. Formal complaint was made in the Cook
county circuit court Tuesday against the
management of the Home for incurables in
Chicago. Specific cases of cruelty to in
mates are cited, and a change in management
is asked for. The superintendent says the
charges are alsolutely groundless.
TERRIBLE RUNAWAY ACCIDENT.
Two Women, One from Iowa, Ireadfully
Injured and a Man Hilled.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 8. At Lawley,
Fla., yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Churchill, of
Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Burdett were
out driving when their horse became fright
ened and backed suddenly, throwing Mr.
Churchill out and ruuning over him. The
horses then dashed around a corner, over
turned the wagon and threw the three others
out against a tiarbed-wire fence. One side
of Mr. Burdett's head was crushed in and he
was killed iustantly. Mrs. Churchill was
badly mangled and her left side and both
legs are paralyzed. The left shoulder of Mrs.
Burdett was wrenched out of place and one
eye a boost torn out Mr. Churchill's in
juries are not serious.
Records of the Ball Players.
Chicago, May a The following seores
were made by League base ball players yes
terday: At Cleveland Chicago 5, Cleveland
S;at Indianapolis Pittsburg 7, Indianapolis
10; at Philadelphia New York 4, Philadel
phia 6; Boston-Washiugtou game postponed
to Bunker Hill day June 17 to be played
American association: At Cincinnati Ath
letic 7, Cincinnati 1; at Louisville Brooklyn
13, Louisville 5; at St. Louis Columbus 0,
St. Louis 21 ; at Kansas City Baltimore 4,
Kansas City ti.
Western league: At Omaha Des Moines
12, Omaha 3; at Sioux City Milwaukee 4,
Sioux City SO! at St Joseph St Paul 9, St
Joseph 7. at DenverMinneapolis 4, Den
We Don't Bave to Import Hangmen.
New York, May 8. The board of emigra
tion commissioners yesterday afternoon or
dered that Antonio Gonzales, who arrived
here Sunday on the steamer India from
Gibraltar, be returned on the vessel which
brought him over. Gonzales, while serving
a term of imprisonment in Spain, acted as
a public executioner to secure his release.
He was then sent to New York on the India.
The Kalwr Review a Fleet.
London, May s. Emperor William Mon
day boarded the yacht Irene at Kiel and
from her dock inspected the floet in that har
bor. Sixteen men-of-war comprised the fleet
and made a magnificent exhibition of naval
excellence. In the evening the war vessels
and the entire town were brilliantly illumi
nated in honor of the kaiser.
Chicago, May 7.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. S May, opened KJc.
closed 83e; June, opened fcJ closed 8V;
July, opened TtSMjc, closed "S-VlHsc. Coin
No. 2 June, opened and closed 84r-4i"
July, opened and close I 34' 4r: August,
opened a"?c. closed 30c. Oats No. 2
June, openel S$c. closed 23-hjc; July, opened
i'3sc. closed 'J3V4-c. pork May, opened ,
closed $ 11.80; June, oiiened fllf. 4. closed
til. July, opened $11.75, closed ll.WI.
Lard June, oprued . closed tO.W). -
Livestock The Union Stock Yacds reports
the following range of prices: Hot; Market
opened active with price- S&lOc hieher:
light grades, fl.tsittl S-; rough packing. 4.45
(04. ar. mixed lots, jl.i.?(,l.T.: heavy pack
ing and shipping lots. 4 yjl.;u. Cattle
btronic beeves. 13.uUti,l..V. cows, tJ.Utoil.t0;
s toe Iters and feeders. .StKu-W). Sheep -Native
wooled, $3.?5(&5.U0; shoru. Mj&t.6U;
western, wool, d, f 4.iO.4.80.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
SQl&Sc per lb: dairies in line, l5Ae; roll but
ter, Ih&lZc. Eggs Strictly fresh, 10c per
dot Poultry Live chickens, c per lb; roost
ers, 6c; turkeys, lUfelic; duck. lwairJc, Pota
toesChoice Burbanks, astfjax: per bu; Beauty
of Hebron, 2k(jrc; mixed lota, ate: sweet po
tatoes, S1.7S2.U0 per bbl. Apples Choice
gTeeninsra. tlXXjl& per bbl: po.r lots, 75o&
$1.00. Cranberries Bell and bugle, (5.UUii.lM
New York.' May f.
Wheat-Quiet: No. 1 red state. HHc: No. 2 do.
ettsc; No. a rd winter June. Ki4c; do July.
Wix do August, 84-Ho. Corn Steady; No. 2
mixed cash, 44c; do May, 42i4c; do June,
42c; do July, 494c: do August 43ijc. Oats
Steady: No. 1 white state. 3Mc: No. 2 do,
80c; No. 2 mixed May. 28c; do June, Sfcftc;
do July, 2&c. Rye DuU. Barley-NominaL
Pork Dull: new mes-, $13.0. 1JS. Lard
Quiet; June and July, 7.'l; August, $Tj:l,
Live stock: Cattle No trading; dressed,
beef flrnVi4a"i. Sheep and lambs Very
quiet; clipped sheep. $4.U0g4.M f) 100 ;
clipped rearlings,$5.406.1U; spring lasbe.$iw
per head. Hogs Nominal value, $6.(JUX
ay Upland prairie, $7S.
ay Ttmatny oew $7&8.00.
Furniture the Finest,
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Bichest,
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IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
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that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
tSBrSecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and ivpaiied.
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