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THE TftOOIg YOC&SrP ABOTTD. THUBSDAY MAY 9, IE39,
THE DAILY AKOrUS
JOHN W- POTTM.
Thursday. Mat 9. 1889.
Bona f Make It Brick.
The over anxious and over zealous
brick enthusiasts are circulating another
petition among Second avenue' property
holders with a view of presenting it to
the council at its nest meeting, the pur
pose of which is to represent to the coun
cil that the majority of Second avenue
property holders desire the council to
ignore its own committee report, the ex
pense for which the city must stand, and
adopt brick. While the Arous has no
objection to brick, it does not like the
disposition to force it on the city, and it
believes the council will best serve the
public Interests by being guided in its
action by the report of its own committee
which may be held responsible. The
brick enthusiasts visited only brick
cities and then refused to report some of
the defects they saw, as a citizen and an
extensive Second avenue property owner
who accompanied the brick ' excursion
said last night: "Alderman Edwards
was right when he said the brick used in
Oalesburg was in a disgraceful condition.
I noticed it and called the attention of
members of the committee to it, but they
refused to notice it."
The council committee after inspecting
all kinds of material not brick alone
and after smothering up nothing, but
making an unbiased report, favoring no
material in particular, show facts that
commend wood as vastly superior to
brick. The brick enthusiasts pledged
themselves to abide by the council com
mittee's report, yet now they attempt to
kill its effect. The brick petition may
secure the names of the majority of prop
erty holders simply because those having
it in charge are more active than those
not having any personal motives in the
matter, but the council will be safest in
first giving serious consideration to the
report made by members of its own body.
It is the council that is to be held respon
sible for the condition of paving and not
the property holders. The Arous is
most enthusiastically in favor of paving
and it does not particularly object to
brick, as it has said before, but it is not
favorably impressed with the course pur
sued by certain citizens who are over
zealous for brick and appear bound to
have it, whether the council wants it or
THE BRIDGE BID BEATEN.
The People af lrury IX-feat the Man.
eatlae (Scheme by Twenty-five Ma
The people of Drnry yoted on the
proposition yesterday for a special tax to
build an approach to the projected bridge
so enthusiastically promoted by Musca
tine. This was the first item of expense
Rock Island county was asked to bear in
this Iowa enterprise, and when the Mus
catine Journal says it was "not a sue
cess," it speaks the sentiments of that side
of the river only. The vote stood:
For the tax 65
Against the tax 9025
In Muscatine there is naturnally great
disappointment over the result, and the
Journal tries to smother its feelings with
sarcasm. It says:
II. 6. Le Quatte, of Drury township,
had a calf born this morning with a tail
aixty inches long. He says that the num
ber of inches on that calf's tail repre
sents the number of years Drury town
ship is behind the rest of the world.
The general feeling in Muscatine is one
of disappointment at the result. There is
talk of another election as the vote was
very light, and many who were known to
be not unfavorable to the tax, did not
vote at all. Just how the election affects
Muscatine's bridge project is not defi-
One of the Bridge company says he
wants to see a new charter permitting
the company to charge a toll of fifty
cents, for if Muscatine is to do all the
work, things had better be adjusted to
the citj's benefit.
The Arous, in its opposition to the
schema on the part of Muscatine, has
been prompted only by a desire to have
the money expended for road improve
ments if any is to be made, to be applied
in improving the means of getting to the
county seat and not to cities in Iowa
whose selfish interests are foremost. In
the meanwhile there is no objection to
Muscatine building all the bridges it
wants to, but it must not call upon the
taxpayers of Rock Island county who are
to gain nothing thereby, to help it.
"A Klcbt Off."
Tomorrow evening Angustin Daly's fa
mous comedy "A Night Off," is to be
presented at Harper's theatre. The
Evening WUcontin, of Milwaukee, says
Augustin Daly's comedy success of a
lew years ago was presented at the Grand
opera house last evening, by a splendid
company. The play is of the farce order.
planned to amuse, and in the hands of
such a capable company is a pleasing
and mirth provoking piece. The com
pany is up to the requirements of their
several parts. George Gaston appears in
the role of Prof. Babbitt, the hen pecked
husband who has written a play, and
does the part full justice. Mrs. Eberle
makes a Zantippi true to life, and draws
the character of a strong minded wife,
with considerable cleverness. Miss
Harned takes the part of Nisbe with
grace and effect. Miss Livingston
as Susan and Miss Willard as Angelica
give entire satisfaction. C. J. Burbridge
is cast for Marcus Brutus Snap, the en
terprising theatrical manager, and is very
amusing. The Harry Damask of Mr.
Spangleris praiseworthy. Stanley Rig
nold appears as Jack Mulberry, and Sam
Yerney as Lord Mulberry. The costumes
of the company are handsome and the
staging artistic The audience last even
ing waa unusually enthusiastic and
warmly applauded the company. "A
Night Off" will be repeated ' tonight, and
a matinee will be given tomorrow.
Although Agent Holmes has not as yet
been officially notified of the new ar
xangement in train service which goes
into effect Sunday, those contemplated as
announced yesterday are correct. Com
menclng next Monday. Capt. Tom Fuller's
train will start from Free port at 8:10 a.
m., arriving at Rock Island at 11:50 a.
m. At Savanna it will make connection
for Clinton, Lyons, Dubuque and all
points west and north. Returning, the
train will leave Rock Island at 8 p. m..
and complete the run to Freeport, the
terminal point, at 7:50 p. m. At Savanna
it will connect with trains from the west
and north. Train No. 2 will also leave
A new time card goes into effect on the
C, R. I. & P. Sunday, but no important
changes are contemplated.
The C, B. & Q. is also likely to have a
new time card next Sunday.
A Pertlaeat Position.
Editor Abo tit:
Rock Island. May 9. What do the
special advocates of brick paving ex
pect to gain by a wholly one-sided effort
to force their scheme upon the cityf
From the beginning till now, they have
presented to property holders the use of
brick only, without any pretended com
parison of its cost or advantages over
other proposed material. Suppose it be
true that brick of a proper quality is one
of the materials used, and that during
the comparatively short time it has been
in use as paving, it has given reasonable
satisfaction, does that fact establish its
excellence and superiority over anything
elsef As a matter of fact, the council
committee found wood used very much
more extensively, and giving equal satis
factic n. The citizens' committee seems
to have been constituted merely to get
arguments and information in favor of
brick, visited cities where it was the pre
vailing n aterial, and so far as their report
shows, made no endeavor to get any facts
which went to show the qualities or dur
ability and cost of anything else. The
council committee examined and reported
upon both brick and wood, and aimed to
present the facta impartially. The facts,
so far as they could ascertain, appear to
be that brick in some cases has served a
fair purpose, but that wood, as a whole,
has borne the test and has come into
more general use than even the bestquals
ity of brick yet manufactured for paving
purposes. Why not direct the attention
of property holders to a comparison of
values, and not wholly disregard wood in
urging the claims of brick? If either, or
both, are yet to any degree matters of ex
periment, why not say so, and let people
judge of the probabilities of one being
better than the other. The total disre
gard of the council committee's findings
and the apparent attempt to force a con
clusion exclusively in behalf or brick,
seems to me to savor more of personal
bias than of a desire to treat the subject
fairly, or for the property holders' best
interests. Why not put the work of get
ting an expression of property holders
and other parties in interest into the
hands of persons who are not special ad
vocates of any particular material? If
the labor of the council committee is to
be totally ignored, why not treat the re
port and the work of the citizen's com
mittee in the same way, and let the coun
cil have unprejudiced information to act
upon. Property Owner,
On Second avenue in the paving district.
Bewars 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 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.
CJTSold by druggists. Price 75 cents
Nashville, Term., May 9. At the race
meeting here yesterday the winning horses
were: Orderly, l mile, 1:16; J. T. Rusk,
mile, 1:30; Quorution, 11-16 miles, 1:49;
Lady Blackburn, mile, 1:05; Kidnap,
mile. 1 :U4.
Lexington, Ky., May 9. Neva won the
mile race at the course here yesterday in
1 :16, Sunny Brook the mile in 0:50, Amos
A. the mile in 1 :2?, and Elyton the 1
mile in 1 :4154.
Baltimore, M,., May 9. At the Jockey
club races yesterday the money went to the
following horses: Belle d'Or, mile, 1:15;
Cortese, 1 mile, 1:46; Tom Finliy, X mile,
0:50)'; Bess 1 1-16 miles, 1:!M; Bocaccio, 1
MOST DEVILISH CRUELTY.
Fiendish Treatment of a Yonng Girl Ly
Yocngotown, O., May 9. George Lynn,
a farmer, and his wife were arrested yester
day charged with inhuman treatment of their
11-year-old daughter Lizzie. The child's
sides had been flayed until the cuticle had
disappeared, and her hands had been held by
the brutal parents in boiling water until she
is crippled for life. The mother had filled an
egg-shell with cayenne pepper And mustard
and forced it down the child's throat.
Visited by Eight-Hoar Men.
Washington City, May 9. A delegation
from the Eight-Hour league of tha United
States saw the president yesterday, and
asked that the rank and file of the party
workers be recognized. They wanted the
arious heads of departments to be notified
that they were entitled to a bearing. The
president said he would give the league a
Swallowed a Ppnonful of Aconite.
Wabash, Ind., May 9. A sensation was
caused here Tuesday morning by the report
that Dr. M. Modricker, a well-known physi
cian, bad committed suicida The doctor had
wallowed a spoonful of aconite to prove to
his wife that there was no danger in using
the fluid. He was soon in a comatose condi
tion, with little heart action. Nitro-glycer-ine
and other restoratives were applied, and
it is believed that he will recover.
Apportionment of the Militia Fond.
Washington Citt, May 9. In the appor
tionment of the $400,000 appropriated by the
last congress for distribution among the na
tional euards of tha several states Illinois
gets $M,tm; Indiana. 114,239; Iowa. $12,-
u; aucnigan, Minnesota, fti,t44,
and Wisconsin, f 10.44L
Jeff Iavis to Attend a Centennial.
Charlotte, N. C, May 9. A special to
The Chronicle from Fayette villa says that
Jefferson Davis, has accepted an invitation
to attend the centennial celebration of tba
adoption of the federal constitution by North
Carolina, which took place at Fayetteville
Nov. 21, 1789. Mr. Davis accepts on condi
tion that he will not be tasked as orator vt
Emma Abbott's Palaeo of Beat.
Philadelphia, May 9. Emma Abbott
has contracted with a firm of this city for a
monument to her husband, Eugene Wether
ell, that will cost $85,000. It will be erected
at Gloucester, Mass., and will be composed
of various species of marble. Beneath it
will be a vault to contain two bodies.
A Toting Murderer Confesses. ,
Oalexa, Ills., May 9. Jonathan Skene,
who is in jail here for murdering Professor
Matchett and shooting Weaby Prink, mads
a full confession of both crimes yesterday.
Since his arrest Skene bad strongly protest
ed his innocence, and was only induced to ac
knowledge bis crime aftermost earnest ef
forts of his father.
Hewitt Did Mot Attend.
Lowdos. May 9. Ex-Mayor Hewitt, of
New York, did not attend Earl Derob's ban
quet at the Liberal-Union club Tuesday
night, although a special Invitation was aant
to him and accepted. .
Oi Death and Havoc.
A Terrible Day of Fatal Disaster
DRTiADFTJL STREET OAS ACCIDENT.
Flvt Women and Girl Killed In the
St reet at Kalamatoo, Mich. Two Pas
sengers Lose Their Lives In a Railway
Wreck tn Ohio Fire Sweeps Away a
Suburb of Chicago About Fifty Houses
Burned and Seventy Families Homeless
Tvt or Three Other Towns Swept by
Fl tmee Forests Ablaze.
Kalamazoo, Mich., May 9. Six women
were killed and several injured in a collision
which occurred between a street car and a
switch engine on the Michigan Central tracks
in this city last evening. The engine was on
its way to aid a freight train at Ostend, the
first station west of here, and had orders to
make extra speed. At the same time a street
oar on the West Main street line was n oar
ing t le track, and the driver, not hearing
the anting whistle or seeing the gates low
ered, supposed that all waa safe and pro
ceeded as usual. While the car was crossing
the tracks the engine struck it squarely and
carri sd it several blacks before stopping. At
the time there waVe a dozen persons in the
Frightful Result of the Accident.
Of these five were almost instantly killed.
They were: Mi98 Gertie Tillotson, about 16
years of age; Mrs. M. E. Wattles, wife of the
form s- Lake Shore superintendent at this
place; Mrs. George Smiley, wife of a promi
nent citizen; Mrs. Alexander Haddock, wife
of thti professor of mathematics in the Kala
maco Baptist college; Mrs. Van Antwerp;
Mrs. Middleton, died shortly after the acci
dent. Thf injured are: Mrs. S. A. Gibson, wife
of tht' owner of the Kalamazoo paper mill;
Mrs. John . Barnes. Several others had
alight bruises. L. C. Lull escaped without
injury, as did the driver and a boy who was
on tb'3 platform.
Unable to Fix the Responsibility. -
Tht- driver claims to have seen or heard
nothi lg of the engine until it was upon the
car and too late to act Those who saw the
accident state that the speed of the engine
was at least twenty-five miles an hour, a rate
not a lowed inside the city limit'. It is not
definitely known where the blame lies. The
gatekeeper states that he is not required to be
at his post from 6 o'clock until 6:45, as no
train run then.
A RECKLESS CONDUCTOR.
He Pys no Attention to Warnings and a
Fatal Wreck Results.
Cu vxland, O., May 9. The Valley road
train which reaches this city at 3:tt) p. m.
was v recked in the suburbs yesterday after
noon and two persons killed and eight in
jured The wreck was caused by one of the
wheels of the smoker coming loose, throwing
the car from the track. It dashed into a
freigt t car on a side track and was complete
ly smiisbed. The other cars did not leave
the tr ck.
Names ot the Victims.
The killed were H. H. Ha.knian, a
leather dealer of Cleveland, and Frank (.M
bert, of Akron, O. The injured are: W. H.
Gallagher, Newcomerstown, O., leg hurt
and b'd cut; George Pellinger, Akron, head
cut aid body bruised; J. C. Taylor, Cam
bridge, O., same; W. M. Clarke, Pittsburg,
same; Lawrence G'Connt-U, Akron, leg broken
and bad cut; Caroline Tilchman, Cleveland,
most seriously bruised and may die.
The Conductor Warned.
Passengers warned the conductor several
times before the accident occurred that some
thing was was wrong, as there were frequent
bumping along the track, but no attention
was pt id to them.
THE SENOR TEMPTED FATE.
A Deadly Explosion Caused by Lighting a
New Bedford, May 9. A letter from the
TJnttec States consul at 8t Paul de Lnanda
on the west coast of Africa, March 20, gives
particulars of an explosion on board the
whaling bark Sea Fox, of this port, at Equien
ina, about March 14. The ship had put in
for wcod and water, and an agreement was
made with Antonio de Bastos Pina to partly
pay f o- supplies in powder. He came on
board with a friend, Domingo Machato Bar
rinhas, and the powder was hoisted up from
below on the Sea Fox.
As the cover was taken off the box a ter
rific ex plosion occurred, caused, it is said, by
Senor Pina lighting a cigarette. The after
part of the vessel was badly damaged, and
she wa set on fire, but the flames t ere ex
tin pushed. Honors Pina and Barrinhas and
Capt John N. Holmes, Third Mate, Doming.
Barbae a, and Steward Jose Fernandez, of
the Set Fox, were killed and John Peters,
boat stwrer; Jose Laurence, cook; Dewart
Garro, Charles Legeau and Severino Gon
Two Men Crushed to Death.
Chajcpion, Mich., May 9. Matt Rast and
August Yoney, employes of the Champion
Iron company, were letting down cars at the
"pockef yesterday morning. A train of ore
cars behind escaped from the hrakeman, and
Rast and Yoney were crushed and killed be
tween two sections of the train.
TWENTY-FIVE ACRES OF ASHES.
The Remains or Nearly Fifty Houses in a
Chicago, May 9. Twenty-five acres of
ground, closely built up with small dwelling
houses, were swept by fire in the suburban
village of Morelaud last evening, and seventy
families nre rendered homeless. The fire
started in the Presbyterian church, a medium-sized
frame structure, at 4 o'clock, and,
fanned by a high wind prevailing at the time,
burned furiously. .
A Terrible Conflagration.
The flames soon spread to surrounding
dwellings one after another, and before they
could be checked a terrible conflagration was
sprcadir g terror on all sides. The lack of
water si ppiy, aided by the heavy gale, placed
the fire Iwyond the control of firemen, police,
and citiiens, who made every effort to check
its conrs?, but without avail
A Gasoline Warehouse Aflame.
A warehouse in which was stored a large
quantity of gasoline proved a gigantic tinder-box,
which in burning scattered fire in
all direc Jons. The fire burned itself out by
7 o'cloc i, when it waa found that every
dwelling, a large number of small stores and
two rillf ge halls, covering an area of twenty
fl acre), had been entirely consumed. A
number of dwellings located at a distance
from tut immediate scene of conflagration
caught f re from flying sparks and were de
Inist Everything They Owned.
The former occupants af the burned dis
trict are mostly families in moderate circum
stances, majority of whom have lost everything-
they possessed. The prairie in
the vitfnity was dotted over last night
with the camps of too sufferers,
such of 1 hose as saved a portion, of their ef
fects standing guard over the remnants, while
others w are sleeping on the bare ground.
Probably Caused by Cigarettes.
The Ion could not be estimated last night,
but will .-each a large sum in the aggregate.
Itia believed that the fire originated from
stumps of cigarettes thrown into a pew in the
church by some boys who had gained admit
tance thi ough an open window.
Latxb As far as could be ascertained
last nigh ; the total losses on the buildings,
stock, residences, and effects of families
amount 1 o about (100,000, with an insurance
of about one-halt Forty-eight buildings,
including stores, cottages, and barns were
consume!. . .. ,
TorkJi h women eat rose leaves with
batter tc secure plumpness.
GATHERING OF SCOTCH-IRISH.
Their Congress at Columbia, Tens., Opens
with a Rig Attendance.
Columbia, Tena, May 9. The Scotch-Irish
congress opened with a flourish yesterday
morning. The entire city is decorated pro
fusely with bunting and flags, which har
monize perfectly with its natural beauties.
The streets are thronged with visitors.
Among them are many prominent eastern
and northern gentlemen.
First Day's Exercises.
The exercises of the first day were opened
with a masterly oration by Proctor Knott,
ex-governor of Kentucky. He wss followed
by short speeches from Dr. John Hall, the
eminent New York divir.e; Him. James F.
Johnson, of Alabama, and Judge Scott, of
At the evening session an address was
made by Professor McCloskey, of Princeton,
Letters from Prominent Men.
Letters of encouragement were received
from distinguished men all over the world.
Among them were President Harrison, ex
President Cleveland; Lords Dufferiu and
Wolseley, of London ; Dr. T. DeWitt Tal
mage; George W. Childs of Philadelphia;
Wallace Bruce, of New York, and Sir John
A. MacDonald, of Canada.
The object of the congress is to organize a
permanent Scotch-Irish association, and to
inaugurate the collection of data for a his
tory which shall show the influence of the
Scotch-Irish race on American civilization.
Reunion of War Veterans.
To-day there is in progress a reunion of
Union and Confederate soldiers of Scotch
Irish blood, at which ex-Governor John G.
Brown, of Nashville, represents the Confed
erates, and Corporal Tanner the Union sol
diers. The delegates also visited in a body
"The Hermitage," the home of Andrew Jack
son, who was of Scotch -Irish extraction. The
orator of the day was Dr. John Hall.
ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE Y.M.C.A.
A Thousand Delegates Present from Many
Parts of the World.
Philadelphia, May 9. The twenty
eighth annual convention of the Y. M. C. A.
begun its session here yesterday with 1,000
delegates present The convention was
called to order by S. W. Blake, of Toronto.
There are delegates present from England,
Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland,
and Japan. The organization being com
pleted the nominating committee presented
the following names for officers, and they
were all elected: President, Humphrey B.
Chamberlain, Denver, CoL; vice pres
idents, John E. Irvine, St John,
N. B.; Dr. Frederick W. Kelly, Montreal;
Alfred S. Wood worth, Boston; Charles B.
Alexander, San Francisco; Professor Charles
W. Dabney, Jr., Knoxville; William E. Hig
man, Sioux City; Charles D. Meigs, Jr., In
dianapolis; Witten McDonald, Kansas City;
Francis W. Kennedy, Philadelphia. Secre
tary, George B. Townsen, Chicago; assistant
secretaries, H. O. Williams, Richmond; Har
ry Kinports, Minneapolis.
At the afternoon session Mr. Kennedy
made his address of welcome, responded to
by the president of the conference. The lial
ance of the session was spent in hearing re
ports, and in having a social time generally.
In the evening there was a reception in
the ball of the Academy of Fine Arts, at
which Mayor Fitlor assisted in receiving the
NO NEWS FROM DR. CRONIN.
Chicago's Odorous River Thoroughly
Dragged A Meeting Called.
Chicago, May 9. Yesterday was entirely
barren of developments in the so-called
Cronin mystery. The North Branch river,
which runs somo little distance from where
the blood-stained trunk was found on Satur
day, was thoroughly dragged yesterday
aftermxui without result The police au
thorities have made strenuous efforts to in
duce the Conklins to reveal the knowledge
which they claim to possess regarding
plots against the missing man, but
beyond reiterating the statement that
such plots had len batched and
that they are aware, of the reasons
therefor, and know the people implicated
therein, nothing tangible could lie gotten
from them. A meeting of Dr. Cromn's
friends has been called for Saturday to take
into consideration the advisability of offer
ing a reward for his discovery, dead or alive.
For the President to Deciile.
Washington City, May 9. It u expected
that the president will soon be called upon to
decide a dispute between the interior depart
ment and the civil service commission. As
sistant Attorney Shields, of the interior de
partment, has decided that appointments in
the census bureau are not under civil service
rules. The civil service board, it is said, will
appeal from this decision to the president
and make a strong effort to have the patron
age of this important bureau placed under its
control. The census bureau will give employ
ment to 1,500 clerks for two years and to as
many more for shorter periods to say noth
ing of local superintendents and enumerators.
Dined the American Delegate.
Berlin, May 9 The American delegates
to the Samoan conferensj were entertained
at dinner at the Kaiscrhof last evening.
Eighteen persons were present Mr. Kasson
was seated midway between the ends of the
table, having at his right Count Herbert
Bismarck and Messrs. Coleman, Beauclerk,
and Gerrisch, and at his left Sir Edward
Malet, Lieut Buckingham . and Messrs.
Arendt and Parker. Mr. Phelps sat directly
opposite Mr. Kasson, with Messrs. Scott,
Bates, Richtbofen, and Sewall at his right,
and Messrs. Krauel, Rowe, Stemrich, and
Crosby at his left
Runs A round the Diamond.
Chicago, May 9. Pittsburg knocked out
Anson's club on the hitter's own grounds yes
terday, the score being 3 to 2 in favor of the
Keystone state club. Other League scores
were: At Cleveland Indianapolis 6, Cleve
land 8; at Philadelphia Washington 9, Phil
adelphia 6; at Boston New York 0, Boston 7.
American association : At Cincinnati Ath
letic 2, Cincinnati fi; at Louisville Brook
lyn 21, Louisville 2; at St Louis Columbus
4, St Louis 9: at Kansas City Baltimore 10,
Kansas City 7.
FOR COMPULSORY EDUCATION.
The Illinois House Passes a Must-Go-to
Springfield, Ills., May 9. The bill
amending the law in relation to the assess
ment and collection of taxes was sent to
third reading by the senate yesterday. The
Chicago drainage bill was referred to the
judiciary committee. The joint resolution
indorsing the Morgan Park military acade
my was adopted and the bill amending the
partition of estates law passed. The re
mainder of the session was occupied in lead
ing the bill to codify and revise the scaool
The house passed the bill requiring all
children between the ages of ? and 14 years
to be sent to school at least twelve weeks
each year. There were only three votes
against the bill. The bill revising the game
laws was also passed, as was the bill to au
thorise proceedings supplementary to an exe
cution against property. The bill to prohibit
the dumping of distillery waste into streams
was defeated. The bill to make more effect
ual the act prohibiting liquor selling on elec
tion days and Sundays was passed. Also the
bill providing for the dissolution of drain
age districts. The bill repealing the act for
a blind asylum in Chicago was passed, as was
the bill to provide for the expenses of Joliet
penitentiary and keep the prisoners em
Lambing, Mich., May 9. The bill repeal
ing the mortgage act, passed two years ago,
was passed by the senate yesterday. It didnt
work, because when untaxed mortgages be
gan to be brought to light the money lenders
raised the rate of interest and made the
mortgagor pay the tax. The bouse passed
a $45,000 appropriation for new cottages at
the Traverse City asylum, and a bill to im
prison persons who, knowing that they are
affected with contagious or infectious dis
eases, go abroad among other Deoole.
tt Makes a Poor Show for the
A HEAVY DECREASE IN EASINESS
Laid to Various Causes, Anions; Theim Too
Much Legislative Interference and "Un
reasonable" Demands for Low Bates
Further Testimony Hefore the Senate
Committee President Adams, of the
Union Pacific, Tells the Senators What
Boston, May 9. The annual report of the
directors of the Atchinson, Toi-kaand Santa
Fe Railroad company for the year ended
Dec. 31, 1SS8, as compared with the year
1SH7, shows k'ons earnings at tl5,012,913; de
crease, f2,SiS,4.rKl. Operating expenses, in
cluding taxes, ll,0J7,lt;i; increase, $618,707.
Net earnings, deducting taxes, $1,585,951;
decrease, $3,407, l(5o. Of the decrease in
gross earnings, amounting to 15 4 per cent,
$301,008 is on passenger, and $,054,300 on
freight, business. The company operates
7,706 miles of railway and has a net floating
debt on the entire system of $0,573,194.
Accounting for the Trouble.
The reduction of business is attributed
first, to unusually light crops for two years,
and consequent depression of business in the
territory traversed; second, the construc
tion of new lines in Kansas by other com
panies, tapping nearly every place of conse
quence on the Atchison lines and dividing
business heretofore controlled by the Atchi
son ; reductions to meet rates made by these
competitors for common joints involved un
der the inter-state commerce law, and pro
portionate reductions to and from nearly all
other points on the road This, and the pro
hibition of arrangements to divide business
have caused large losses.
Too Much Legislative Interference.
The report discusses the rate question at
great length, and takes the ground that the
prevailing legislation and the public senti
ment in favor of lower rates and against
pooling are unjust toward vested interests,
and in the long run will Ik) seen to be against
The Inter-State Commerce Act.
The report continues: "The recent amend
ment to the inter-state commerce act, by
which reduction of rates without notice is
forbidden, ic a recognition of the principle
that unrestrained coinpetitiou is an evil, and
it is hoped that it will be foljoned by other
needed changes. The long ami short haul
clause of the act has had the effect to build
up certain towns and cities at the expense of
others, to disarrange the commerce of the
country, to force business into unnatural
channels, and to enlarge the traffic of a few
lines, whde crippling and destroying that of
Other Difficulties to Meet.
In addition to these discouragiug condi
tions rates have lecn established by law in
several of the western states which are ruin
ously low. It is but natural that Nebraska
.and Kansas should object to pay w hat trans
portation is worth when Iowa and Illinois
can get it for less. The result is a constant
pressure upon railroad companies to make
their rates conform to those established by
law in neighboring states."
Another influence which in juriously affects
rates is the dirliculty of maintaining the
price of transortation when the price of
everything else has depreciated. Hard times
increases the ditliculty of maintaining rates.
The report discusses the effect of hard times
on the grain and coal rates, ami takes the
ground that the pressure for still lower rates
THE SENATE INVESTIGATORS.
They Get the Views r President Adams
and Other People.
New York, May 9. Before the senate
committee on inter-state commerce yester
day President Adams, of the Union Pacific,
testified that in his opinion the inter-state
commerce law is in some respects good, in
others doubtful, but at all events it has not
had a fair trial, because some roads have not
obeyed it. lioads which have strictly obeyed
it have lost money by it. AVhether this
would lie the effect of universal observance
is probleinatii-al. Canadian roads operating
in the United States should be subject to the
same laws as wholly American roads. He
was no friend of pools, but was in favor of
a steady and known rate of freight tariff. He
objected to government interference in the
matter of railways.
IViman Hides Ills Hobby.
Erastus Wiman testified that it would be
detrimental to the interests of the United
States to exclude Canadian roads. The Can
adian Pacific had done a great deal to build
up the west and northwest of this country,
and by developing the Canadian northwest
it was opening a largo market for American
products. Mr. Wiman favored some mutual
agreement Wtween the two governments to
regulate international commerce. He thought
commercial union was the best solution of
the question. It would benefit both coun
tries. Other Testimony.
Mr. Thomas Lyman Greene's opinion was
that the shippers of the country want a fixed
rate, with the privilege of knowing when any
change is to be ma le. The inter-state com
mission should have the power to fix the
rates, and represent the public in the
transaction. He is a railway txpert.
President Hill, of the Manitolia road, tes
tified that Americans have about a one-third
in the Canadian Pacific railroad. He thought
that if the Canadian roads were forced to
operate under a law similar to our inter-state
commerce law they would have to go out of
Saloonkeepers Assault an Informer.
Trenton, N. J., May 9. Edward Layton,
a detective employed by the Ijw and Order
league to obtain evidence of excise violations,
for use before the grand jury, was set upon
by eight saloonkeepers yesterday and terribly
beaten. He claims that he was offered $400
to leave town, and on refusing it he was at
tacked. His condition is serious. Two of
his assailants have been arrested.
The Man W ho Bobbed the Brass Monkey.
Boston, May 9. Frewolf, the treasurer
of Mr. Charles H. Hoyfg "Brass Monkey"
company, who decamped with $5,000 of the
money whicb he had in bis possession at the
time the piece was presented here about a
month ago, has been heard from in Wash
ington territory and it is said he can be ar
rested at any time the police wish it.
Ordered to London.
Washington Citt, May Lieut. Com
mander William H. Emery, of the navy, has
been ordered to London as an attache of the
United States legation there. He will be
subject to the orders of the secretary of
state. Lieut. B. li Buckingham, the pres
ent naval attache at London, will retain bis
Rich Copper Ore in Mexico,
Galveston, Tex., May 9. News has
reached here from trustworthy sources in the
City of Mexico of enormous deposits of cop
per in the cliff formation of the state of
Chiapas, tramples assay 37 per cent, copper.
four ounces of gold and forty ounces of sil
ver per ton ; the ore being in lofty cliff form
ations can be easily mined, and the property
is on the shores of navigable rivers. A com
pany was formed in London last week, ac
cording to cable advices just received here.
with a capital of 200,000, to operate this
mine. Chiapas is the southernmost state on
the Pacific ocean and adjoins Guatemala.
Parnell's Testimony Closed.
London, May 9. Parnell's testimony be
fore the commission yesterday was a general
vindication of his American speeches, which,
he said, had been misrepresented by Attor
ney General Webster. He said the commis
sion was welcome to any letters he ever wrote
relating to the league. He then retired, and
Archbishop Walsh took the stand. He want
ed to give bis opinions about the Irish que,
tion, but the judges ruled them out. Ha said
the league had always denounced outrage.
Lace Curtain Stretchers
L Furniture the Finest,
s Carpets the Most Elegant,
out o rouxNO rsjun.
Will tare you Money, Time and Labor,
Event Housekeeper Should Uavk Ums
wj iiu vpcruic mem.
fjf Curtains the Eichest,
For Sale By
- IB COBDES
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
He invites the pablic lo call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures all l,i, , '
Parlor Furniture which he guarantee,, to be well made and flrst-clas. Give 'him . cal
A Minnesota Town Loses Heavily by a
Elba, Minn., May 9. A raging prairie
fire rushed down upon this town yesterday,
luirning the principal business bouses and
nany residences,and also tbe huge Elba flour
ing mill. Many poor families were burned
out of house and home. Desperate efforts
were made to step the fire, but the wind blew
hard, and the men, being unable to stand
before the fierce beat, had to run away with
their wives and children, and let their homes
go. Most of the losers are employes of the
milL Elba is a country village of 2U0 inhab
itants. Forest Fire in the Oil Region.
Pittsburg, Pa., May ft A special from
Custer City, Pa, says a fien-e forest fire was
raging above the Moody tract, five miles
swth of there, all yesterday. Every avail
able man was engaged in fighting the flames,
but up to the time tho dinpatch was written
the fire was unrhecked. The Moody tract is
one of the most valuable oil properties in Mc
Kean comity, and a large numtier of rigs and
small tanks or oil are undoubtedly destroyed.
Telegraphic communication with the scene
of the iii-e has Iweu broken.
Destroyed ;(., oM Worth of Property.
Peoria, Ills., May V. Sparks from an en
gine started tire iu the col sheds of the Illi
nois Central railway at El Paso last even
ing. Before it was subdued t3A,000 worth
of property was destroyed, the loss includ
ing the Illinois Central railway and Toledo,
Peoria and Warsaw freight houses and con
tents, the Summit house, a grocery store, the
residences of W. P. Fleming and C. F. Hil
dreth and barn of Mr. Fatton. The insur
ance foots up sti0O.
Michigan Wootls Still Ittirnini;.
Chicago, May ft Telegrams from the
northern peninsula of Michigan stete tbat the
woods are still burning there, and the losses
in standing tiinlter tire enormous. Tuscola
county lost f,j0,otH) north of timber Tuesday,
and tLe townsof Bruce's Crossing and O'Brien,
in Ontonagon county, have been destroyed.
Twenty dwellings were burned at Norway,
and a man was suffocated while fighting the
fire at Madison.
Two Other Towns Devastated.
Chicaoo, May 9. The towns of Spnulding
and Sullivan,Micu., were over half destroyed
by the forest fires Tuesday, and, wbile no
lives were lost, over 300 people were ren
dered homeless and nmny destitute. The
timely rain Tuesday night throughout the
greater part of Wisconsin quenched the fires
in tliat region, and did great service to tbe
North Jud-on. Ind., Scorched.
Wisamac, Ind., May ft North Judson,
a small place fifteen miles north of this place
on the Panhandle railroad, was visited by a
vast fire yesterday, burning eight or nine
business places, a freight warehouse, and a
dwelling bouse. The loss is estimated at
$50,000 to frtU.lMO; partly insured.
Great Things, Those Bustles.
New York, May ft An express train on
the Long Island railway near Kockville Cen
ter, struck a buggy containing Edward L.
Vermilye and his wife Tuesday night Mrs.
Vermilye was thrown against a board fence.
She struck it bustle first and did not receive
even a bruise. Mr. Vermilye was dumped
on the other side of the fence and had his
face badly gashed. The horse was killed in
stantly and the buggy smashed to splinters.
Minister Palmer Sails for Spain.
New York, May ft Tbe saloon list of the
North German Lloyd steamer Lahn, which
sailed for Bremen yesterday, included the
name of ex-Senator Thomas W. Palmer, of
Michigan, the new United States minister to
The Bald-Knobhers Must Hang;.
Jefferson Citt, Ma, May ft Governor
Francis has decided not to interfere in the
case ot the three condemned Bald-Knobbers,
whose execution is set for Friday next at
Chicaoo, May 8.
Qnntationsnn the board of trade to-day were
as follow-': Wheat No. 2 May, opened S-"V-,
closed 85ic; June, opened Ki closed tOjc:
July, opened TWc, closed JHhc Corn
No. 2 May, open d closed a5Vl-; June,
opened U4jc, closed 3&vz July, opened &"Hc,
close t 3Cc. Oats No. 2 May, opened 23c,
closed 23; June, openel 2ic. closed 24c; July,
opened -34 close i 24c Pork May. opened
$11.9i, closed $12.16; June, opened (ll.H.
closed 811.1ft; July, opened gll.Wi, closed
$12.1 Lard May, opened $e.8Tg, closed
Livestock The Cninn Stock Yards reports
the following range of prices: llojs Market
opened firm, with some lots selling at 5c ad
vance; now all (crudes stealy at yesterdaj's
figures, liulit prudes, $4.i it.tfi; rough pack
ing. $i.90(4.arK mixed lots. $ 4.65(3. t.T.i; heavy
packing and shipping lots. ?4.tSoit.7.1. Cattle
Steady; beeves, s3..riiij.80: cows and mixed,
$1.75(1.40: stackers and feeders, $2.5&3.eu.
Sheep Weak; ltl.V lower; woeled westerns,
$4.UKffr4.8 f, shorn. $3.2Sa:i.l); lambs. $4.WW&.9u.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
2U&22C per lb; dairies in line, lti&aie: roll but
ter, H(((.12c. Eggs Strictly fresh, H4c per
doz. Poultry Live chickens. c per lb; roost
ers, 6c; turkeys. 1014c; ducks, lUjj,12e. Pota
toesChoice Murnanks, at32Sc per bu; Beauty
of Hebron, SKtSftc; mixed lots, 2Uc; sweet po
tatoes, $l.T5ffrJ.Ui per bbl. A pples Choice
greenings, $1.2,"(bl.!j0 per bbl; po ir lots, 75a
$LU. Crauberries Bell and bugle, $S.UU&6.()U
New York. May 8,
Wheat Quiet: No. 1 red state. 8c: No. 2 do,
'Ha No. 2 r.-d w inter May. 86c; do June,
84?6c: do July, 854; do August, NS!$c. Corn
Steady; No. t mixed cash, 444c; do Msy,
42fcc; do June, 43cV.i: do July, lc: do August,
43ic. Oats Steady; No. 1 white state.
SHe; No. 2 do April, 29cH; No. 2 mixed May,
2c-4; do Jane, i9,S)C: do July, Sk.-. Kye
Dull. Barley-Nominal. Pork Dull but firm:
new mess 13.0 ftttsSiV. Lard Ouiet; May
$T.24i June, $7. 5; July. $7.28.
Live stock: Cattle Trading brisk and
prices firm: common to prime steers $3.9n&
4.85 per H lbs; poor to best bulls and dry
cows, $2.Utt&3.7i sheep and lambs-Firmer
and a fraction higher, with a fair trade; un
shorn sheep, $5.ttti6.n0; unshorn yearlings,
$7.007C spring lambs, $3 JSX&i.m per head.
Hogs Nominally steady; $5.1k&5.X. -
Hay Upland prairie, $7S.
ILy TtmaUir new $7(00.00.
Hay Wild, e.OOdlojOu.
Taralps 15c - -Oast
eoft u : said ss.OO
CoraWooa-rak, $4.16; Hickory, $e.
Straw $6.00: baled S6.0Q.
This space is reserved for
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Stoves and Refrigerators.
J. B. ZIMMERi
Opp. Harper House,
-IS RECEIVING DAILY IHS STOCK OF-
Spring and Summer Goods,
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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.
t"Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Graries, Etc. Conv.-nin
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