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THE rBOOK Y3HK5m AHCnro, TUESDAY MAV 14. IC3D.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Tubs oat, Mat 14. 1889.
Gik. Johs M. Palm br is to stump the
Nineteenth district for Judge Williams in
the special congressional election. Palm
er is ready to work for democracy on any
and all occasion-
Tbk Union bad better devote a little
attention to Bro. Crawford ' instead of
taking such a lively Interest in Hon. .
W. Hurst. Has anyone beard from tbe
Edgington statesman since tbe senate
slaughtered his stock yard bill? Did
Crawford die at the same time?
Thb Union makes a ridiculous attack
upon Hon. R W. Hurst this morning be
cause be runs home occasionally from
Springfield to look after bis professional
interests here, and because be voted
against adjourning the legislature to al
low tbe Grand Army men to bold their
meeting in the state house. When it is
a conceded fact at Springfield that there
is not a member of either branch of tbe
legislature, more regular in attendance at
the sessions of that body, and who de
votes more time and attention to bis
committee duties than does Mr. Hurst,
the otter absurdity of the Union't attack
is apparent. And in regard to his op.
posing the scheme of adjourning tbe
legislature to allow different societies to
hold their meetings, the Union only
strengthens Mr. Hurst with his constitu
ents by calling attention to this fact.
Mr. Gould denies Dr. Potter's asser
tion that things are worse now than they
were a hundred years ago, and affirms
that they are far better, morally and po
litically, as well as materially, says tbe
Booklyn Eagle. In making bis points be
shows that be has found time to do some
historical reading and refers Dr. Potter
to chapter and verse. Mr. Gould denies
that tbe accumulation of wealth is injur
lous. He believes that if tbe money is
kept in the country tbe acquisition is
broadly beneficial. In our land, where
the inheritance and preservation of vast
estates is not the rule, men, he says.must
work for what they get. He says that
be himself has worked hard for tbe little
competency be has succeeded in scraping
together. Of course, when . Mr. Gould
made this remark he knew that evil
minded persons would retort that it
makes some difference wbt kind
of work it is, and that members
of classes which shall be nameless
work harder and in more question
able ways for less money than does Mr.
Gould. It is not tbe purpose of tbe
Eagle now to measure tbe merits of tbe
argument In this case. If the well or
ill founded, but wide spread, prejudice
against Mr. Gould could be forgotten for
the moment it would be agreed that there
is somewhat of sense in what he says,
timely in its application to the ioose
agrarianism which appears in various
shapes and which questions tbe right of
tbe individual, not to make millions
merely, but to secure a modest home
which he can call his own. But, the
issue having been presented by poverty
in tbe person of Bishop Potter and
plutocracy in the person of Mr. Gould,
intelligent readers may be trusted to form
their own judgment on the controversy.
The Township Ofllrrr.
There is considerable conflict of opin
ion as to the council's action of last even
ing in filling the vacancies in tbe town
ship ticket, many inclining to the belief
that tbe aldermanic body overstepped its
authority and jurisdiction in bo doing.
City Attorney Haas, upon whose advice
it acted, said today:
"There are two sections of tbe statutes
applicable to this matter. One is the
justice and constable act, referring to
justices and constables, which says that
vacancies in either of these oflffes
shall be filled by special election,
if the unexpired term is more than
a year. If it is less than a year tbe
vacancy may be filled by tbe county
board. The other law is the township
organization law under which we operate,
and it says that vacancies in township
offices shall be filled by tbe city council.
My interpretation of tbe law is that this
latter law has reference to cities that have
a complete township themselves, and the
other is applicable to towns or cities that
only cover part of townships. Taking
this view of the case I gave as my opinion
that the council should fill the vacancies
on tbe township ticket, as it did last
County Clerk Donaldson stated this
afternoon that unless stronger evidence
was produced of the propriety of the
council's action than he had seen thus
far, he would not commission the new
constables, as be does not believe the
council has authority to act where the
unexpired terra exceeds a year.
As to the justice, the governor has the
The Areenal Ovnnudinrr.
The Argus is informed today that it
was premature in its announcement of
Col. Baylor's resignation as commadant
at Rock Island arsenal, that be bad
simply asked for another six months'
leave of absence, that he is expected
home shortly, and if he can get the ex
tension prayed for, will return to Hot
Springs. Msj. McGinnis when commun
icated with today, said that Col. Baylor
would be home in a month but would
probably pack up and go away again
immediately. He refused to affirm or
deny anything further.
Beware of Oiaunsnts for Caiarrn that Contain
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
the mucus surfaces. Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as tbe damage
they will do are ten fold to tbe good you
can possibly derive from tbem. nail's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken Internally, and
. acta directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of tbe system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get tbe genu
nlne; It is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
CTSold by druggists. Price 75 cents
Supreme Court Opinions
Some Causes Celebre.
THE SCOTT EXCLUSION LAW VALID.
Mrs. Mjts Clark Galne' Long Litigation
Against New Orleans Given Its Final
Consideration A Mormon' Appeal
Stmtalned Of Interewt to Speculatora-1-A
Proposition Army Deserter Will En
joy Civil Service Men Ready for Bnil
BeM Official Note.
Washington Citt, May 14. The United
States supreme court yesterday announced
opinions on a number of causes celebre. One
of the most celebrated, and the one which
has lieen by far the subject of tbe longest lit
igation, was that of the heirs of Mrs. Myra
Clark Gaines vs. the city of New Orleans.
Mrs. Gaines, previous to her death a few
years ago, had KKut almost a life time in liti
gating these claims, and finally won her case
In the lower courts. The suit was for the re
covery of a large amount of property willed
her by her father, and for interest on tbe in
come thereof. The projerty was valued at
about 2,000,000, and the judgment in her
favor in the lower court included over $500,
000 interest on the income, and $1,344,000
for revenue on the unimproved property.
Tbe defendant took an apeal to the supreme
court, which yesterday disallowed the judg
ment of $1,S4S,(M, but affirmed that on the
improved proerty, amounting now to $575,
000. The principal issue decided by the supreme
court in this case was the claim of the
plaintiff that the city as possessor of the
property was liable not only for rents and
revenues actually collected on the property,
but also for that which might have been re
ceived by a judicious and prudent use of the
property. This position was affirmed by tbe
lower court, but the supreme court declares
that the city got no reveimo from the unim
proved property, and that the estimate of
revenue which should have been collected
was made on false and inflated values. The
supreme court holds that it does not follow
that because small parts of suburban pro
perty have been made valuable all of it can
be improved. Another error, the court says,
lies in the claim that the possessor is liable
for all that the property might have pro
duced. Tbe court does not understand that
the possessor is bound to change tbe state of
the land, and be cannot be held liable for the
value of tbe thousands of bushels of grain
that wild land might have produced if it had
been improved and cultivated.
The Scott Exclusion Law.
But the case of most national interest was
a new one an appeal to test the constitu
tionality of the Scott exclusion law, brought
np from the United States circuit court of
California. Char Chase Ping was a China
man resident in the Uuited States previous
to tbe passage of the law, and before the law
was passed and under a previous law he ob
tained from the collector at the port of San
Francisco a certificate granting him the
right to visit China and return to tbe United
States. During his absence from the couutry
the Scott law waa enacted, and under its
provisions bis certificate was cancelled. He
brought suit against the collector at San
Francisco to compel him to honor it. The
supreme court aflirnied the validity of tbe
law, holding that the propriety of such ac
tion is not a matter for judicial cognizance,
but that it is a mntter for the political de
partment, and affirming the power of con
gress to exclude aliens from the country
whose presence is inimical to our interests,
theopinion of the court is unanimous.
Itoriaion of a Mormon Case.
In the case of Hans Neilson, of the terri
ritory of Utah, the supreme court granted
tbe writ of habeas corpus which was asked.
Neilson was charged in September, 1S88, with
cohabiting with Anna Lavina Neilson and
Caroline Neilson between October, 1885, and
May 13, lWJi. He entered a plea of guilty,
and was fined and imprisoned. A second in
dictment was found against him for adultery
with Caroline Neilson, on May 14, l9i
Neilson claimed that this crime was included
in the crime for which he had already been
punished, and the lower court overruling this
plea, he appealed to the supreme court, which
entirely sustained his position.
A Case of Contempt.
Alezum Saum was convicted of contempt
of court in Colorado in that he tried to bribe
a juror, the attempt living niade in the jury
room and in the ball, both adjoining the
court-room. He raised the question whether
the contempt was committed in the "pres
ence" of the court, and the United States dis
trict court said it was. Hnum was not satis
fled, and appealed to the supreme court,
which decided that he was guilty.
Speculation la Gambling.
In the case of C W. Embrey, plaintiff in
error, vs. E. S. Jemison, the decision of the
Virginia court was reversed. Embrey spec
ulated In cotton in New York through a
firm of which Jemison was a member. In
settlement of losms he gave four notes, which
be afterward sought to have declared void
because they were given as a part of a gam
ing transaction. The lower court affirmed
the validity of tbe notes. Tbe supreme court
reverse. 1 this decision, boiling that if tbe
validity of such notes was recognized the law
would be easily evaded.
Pardon for Army lf artT.
Washington Citt, May 14. It is prob
able that the president will issue a proclama
tion granting pardons to all deserters from
the United States army, whether under con
finement or at large. President Grant, in
1873, granted pardons to all deserters from
the army and navy. Since that time 40,800
enlisted men in the army alone have desert
ed, and only about 8,000 of these have been
captured. The pardoning of these will save
the government great expense.
Treasurer Huston Take Hold.
Washington Citt, May 14. Mr. Huston
assumed the duties of treasurer of the United
States yesterday morning. He took tbe oath
of office on Saturday. The count of tons of
silver in the vaults began soon after Mr.
Hustou became the cashier.
Civil Kervlre Commission Organised.
Washington Citt. May 14. The civil
service commission organized yesterday by
electing Commissioner Lyman president of
the commitsion. All the commissioners were
present, Commissioner Roosevelt qualify
ing. The Kew First Comptroller Sworn In.
Washington Citt, May 14. Asa S. Mat
thews, of Illinois, the new first comptroller
of the treasury, was sworn in yesterday
morning, and immediately assumed the duties
of the office.
Government Print Shop Change Hands.
Washington Citt, May 14. Frank Pal
mer took charge of the government printing
office yesterday, and the IUinolaana are be
ginning to foul that there is yet something
to live for.
The Brake Failed to Work.
Portland, Ore., May 14 The brake on a
dummy of the Front street cable rood, at
Seattle, failed to wort Sunday night, and
tbe car ran down grade, at great speed and
waa thrown from the track at a turn, pitch
ing the passengers out on the pavement, and
causing the death of Mrs. Sophronia Wagner,
of Chadwick, Neb. Mrs. Wagner's 6-year-old
child was severely injured, and several
other persons were badly hurt.
Two BI en Lose Their Uvea.
Haw York, May 14. Shortly after noon
yesterday a building at the corner of Spring
and Wooster street fell, killing two men.
The victims are Patrick Gillnn, residing on
Hester street, and James Joseph, of 482
West Thirty -seventh street Both men were
laborer. Foreman Oeorge Thomas waa
Work on at Railway Stopped.
New York, May 14. Tbe coos traction
work on the Cleveland, St. Louis and K"n
railroad has temporarily stopped on account
of tbe failure of the contractors, William
Baird & Co,, of Pittebusg, to meat their
obligations ffb tbe tub-con traeeors.
DiIATH OF W. IRVING 81. HOP.
The felrbrmtort "Mind-Reader" Stricken
While Ferformln; a Feat.
New York, May 14. While giving an ex
hibition of his well known powers at the din
ner following the
of the "Lambs"
club Sunday night,
at which Clay
M. Green, tbe
and many well
known actors were
ton Irving Bishop,
tbe mind - reader,
was seized with cat
elepsy. The famous
w. J bvino bishop, mind- reader had
come from Philadelphia as the guest of the
club, aj id was asked during the dinner to
illustrate his powers of psychology.
Hi Last Performance.
He hi id performed his well-known dagger
feat, w lich be concluded by pretending to
stab L uis Aldrich, the actor, who occupied
one of 1 he seats at the table. Subsequently
Mr. Bi bop requested Mr. Green to think of
a word, and be. Bishop, would name it by
placing bis hand on Green's forehead. Be
fore he could conclude the feat the mind
reader was seized with catalepsy. I)r. Irvin
was called and pronounced tbe attack hyster
ical catalepsy. Mr. Bishop was removed to
an upp r room and fifteen minutes later put
Persisted In Trying Again.
He recovered shortly, and persisted in con
cluding bis mind-reading feat. He did so,
and wh ie in the act at 4 a. m. be was again
Strieker with spasms, and- after that began
sinking. Drs. Lees and Irwin remained with
him all night He expired a little after 13
o'clock yesterday afternoon. With a view of
prolonging life, electrical batteries were ap
plied to his feet, but to no purpose, Mr.
Bishop's wife and mother were notified of
his death and big body removed to an under
taking tablishment in Sixth a von ue.
HILL VETOES A BALLOT BILL.
He Want Both Private and Official Bal
lot Points Against Hie Vetoed Bill.
Albatt, N. Y., May 14. Governor Hill
vetoed t he Saxton electoral reform bill last
night oo the ground of unconstitutionality,
and because of certain defects which he
thinks it contains.
Tbe g ivernor says he would sign a bill pro
viding for secret compartments for voting.
He would also assent to official ballot if pri
vate ballots were also allowed, leaving it op
tional ith the voter to use either. He says
that pri iting all the names of all the candi
dates o i one ballot is unconstitutional. The
constitution defines a ballot as a slip of pa
per containing names to be voted "for." This
implies i hat it shall not contain names to be
N ver Been Tried Successfully.
The governor denies that the system as em
bodied i i this bill has ever been successfully
tried, lie says that in Australia, Canada
and Ent land the ballots as a rule contain the
names of candidates for one office only. This
is much simpler than tbe proposed plan. Tbe
states w 3 ich have adopted the system here
have non yet tested it The only test has been
at Louisville in a municipal election, and it
resulted in the throwing out of many defect
A Bill Recommended.
The governor urges the immediate passage
of the b.li pending in the legislature for a
secret ballot, with official tickets optional,
and whi :h provides for sworn statements of
election expenses, forbids the use of pay en
velops or other intimidation, and provides
for the unseating of a member on proof of
his having used corrupt means to secure elec
tion. Illinois Legislature.
Sprin ikield, Ills., May 14. The only bit
of busil ess of importance transacted in
either he use or senate yesterday was the mo
tion to roconsider the vote by which the sen
ate advaaced the Miller prison reformatory
bill to a --bird reading, the reason given for
the notice being that the present bill would
almost d iplete Joliet of prisoners and swamp
Chester. The house extinguished the order
of senate bills on first reading. Fuller's anti
food ad llteration measure was sent to tbe
committue on the judiciary after a pretty
brisk flyht between John Meyer, of Cook,
who favored reference, and Mooney, of
Will, and AVisner, both of whom desired the
immediate advancement of the bill to second
reading. The senate amendment to the
banking law was ordered printed and sent to
a second reading. It makes $23,000 the
mimimum amount of capital of any state
Boston Lose a Very Wicked Man.
Boston, May 14. In the death of Bose
Cobb, which occurred Saturday afternoon,
Boston probably loses its wickedest man.
Cobb, who was a negro of the sua vest man
ners, had for twenty -five years kept in vari
ous part of the city a house which united all
the features of a dance hall, a bar room, a
gambling bell, and a brothel, which for the
bestiality of its orgies has never leen sur
passed. The police let Cobb alone for years,
claiming that he was very efficient in turn
ing up criminals, but since the police board
was reorganized in lSntf he has been raided
and cleat ed out several times. He was 52
TWO DOUBLE TRAGEDIES.
The Wll Murderer and Suicide Use
Knife and Pistol.
Fond nu Lac, Wis., May 14. George
Loomis, a farmer of the town of Osce
ola, a few miles east of this city, cut his
wife's thr at yesterday morning, and then
his own, vtth a common pocket-knife. Both
died instantly. Loomis had been insane for
some timt , but be had only shown symptoms
of the ma ady for a few days. A Hi-year-old
daughter was sent to a neightior's house, and
upon ber return both parents were dead.
A Domestic Difficulty Settled.
Memphis, Tenn., May 14. George Ward,
a night m gineer at the Memphis Gas Works,
shot and l.illed his wife yesterday and then
turned the pistol on himself. After firing
two ineffectual shots he sent a bullet through
his temple aud died. Mrs. Ward left her
husband ihortly after their marriage last
January, and it was her determined refusal
to return him that caused the tragedy.
This Miscreant Didn't Kill Himself.
Denve-, CoL, May 14. Fred Medley, pro
prietor of the Pueblo house, shot and killed
his wife yesterday because she refused to
give him money with which to buy beer. He
waa drunk at the time. He attempted to
escape but was arrested.
Dr. Cronin's Disappearance.
Chicao ), May 14. Dr. Cronin was nlivo
and well last Friday afternoon. He was
seen fit the Rossin hotel in Toronto by an of
ficial of a Canadian railroad who arrived in
Chicago y i eterday. This official is in tbe
city on a r lission requi'-ing some secrecy and
is unwilling to have his name used in connec
tion with t he case until his work is done. He
is a prominent and trusted officer of a
wealthy corporation, and a misstatement by
him would injure bim greatly. This is con
firmed alto by a telegram from Toronto.
Irish socieles are holding meetings in vari
ous places in the country to take measures to
find the doctor.
There is nothing new in the trunk mystery.
Thae Indiana Election Case.
Indianapolis, May 14. The district at
torney announces that be will make a thor
ough investigation of all tbe election law vio
lations em irared in the indictments quashed
by Judge 'foods. Tbe examination of wit
nesses begi n yesterday.
Thai Vay to Rooelve White Caps.
Catucti bburo, Ky., May 15. A gang of
men snrroi inded the bouse of a farmer named
Tom Fhelt m at Rogersville Saturday night,
and atten pted to take him out. Pneltoa
opened fire on the gang, killing two of them;
the others fled.
Killed by a Boiler Explosion. , -Patni,
a. May 14. A boiler in Seward
Davis' fflill exploded yesterday, killing Ed
ward Bar shorn and William Farley and
seriously ii juring four others.
Brazil and Bolivia on the Eve of
DOM PEDEO'S PEOPLE PREPARING,
So a Bio de Janeiro Paper Says The In
dustrial Upheaval In Germany Con
sidered by the Ministry, the Emperor
and Bismarck Further Turbulence and
Additional Strike Began and Threatened
Plotter Against the Czar Arrested.
Panama, May 4. Tbe following is from an
article headed "War," which lately appeared
in The Journal da Commercio of Rio de
"There is no doubt that the government is
preparing for war. To the questions from
the press, to tbe insinuations of tbe public,
who desire to learn what is going on, it an
answers with silence, which is the most elo
quent proof of the probabilities of an immedi
ate war. The question is a serious one, and we
pray that God will not allow the government
to throw us into a war, which will cost much
money, and, what is worse, the blood
of our brothers. Rumors assert that the
Brazilian government can do nothing
to prevent a conflict between Bolivia
and Paraguay, since our government has
suffered a check from the first power, which
will seize the territory in dispute. It is also
evident that a treaty of alliance exists be
tween Brazil and Paraguay, and one which,
while strengthening the republic, guarantees
the interests of Brazil. There is no doubt
that we are preparing for war, since every
thing indicates that one is imminent. The
intimate relations existing between the Par
aguayan and Brazilian governments are
well known, aud it is known we hold inter
ests in Paraguay, and therefore, under the
pretense of preventing an invasion of our
territory, we send to our frontiers an army
which is five times larger than is necessary."
MADE IT A CABINET QUESTION.
The Prussian Ministry, with the Kaiser
and Bismarck, Considers the Strike.
Berlin, May 14. A council of the Prus
iriun ministry was held yesterday to consider
tbe question of the strike among tbe coal
miners. The session was a prolonged one.
Prince Bismarck presided. At tbe height of
the discussion Emperor William appeared in
the council chamber and took an active part
in tbe deliberations. It is reported that the
council decided to summon to Berlin deputa
tions from the mine-owners aud the miners,
in order that they may submit their disputes
to arbitration by the government
Lots of Trouble Ahead.
At a meeting of train-way drivers in Ber
lin yesterday it was decided to demand an
increase in wages, a reduction of hours and
extra pay for working on holidays. In the
event of a refusal the men will go out on
strike. The metal workers and potters at
Munich threaten to strike unless their wages
are increased. A similar movement is ap
parent among artisans generally.
Strikers to Talk to the Kaiser.
Berlin, May 14. The kaiser will receive
a deputation of the htriking miners of West
phalin, Bunte, SiCgel an 1 Schroedor as dele
gates representing l.HIOOO strikers. The
strikers assembled in force yesterday morn
ing, and prevented the opening of the Al
thoase and Sprocklio 'vel pi;s. Thy were
charged upon by the Hussars and dispersed.
A large number of them wt-re arrested.
Another Jtint 11 Pronpect.
Berlin, Muy 14. Sixtv miners, who had
struck from the Prince Regent's colliery at
Borchum, repented of their action yester
day, and resolved to rcsii no work. They
were prevented by those sti:l warring against
the masters, and Miriiiin.l.-vl by a howling
and cursing mob. The military subsequc ntly
arrived, and a conflict letween them and
the infuriated strikers is certain.
Trains to Stop lor Want of Coal.
Bei.lin, May 14. The railway authorities
at Unite nnnoum-e that twenty-four trains,
mostly local, will stop ru uun; to-morrow
owing to the scarcity of coiil. on aii-ount of
The lrixh Yireroyalty.
London, May 14. In the commons last
night Haworth, Conservative, asked whether
the government, after the retirement of
Lord Londonderry, would appoint a royal
prince to the position of viceroy of Ireland,
with a suitable residence aud retinue. Hene
age, Liberal, asked the government to con
sider the question of abolishing the office of
viceroy and transferring his duties to the
chief secretary for Ireland. Smith said the
government would consider both questions.
Aristocrats lu a Tolice Court.
London, May 14. There was a crowd at
the magistrate's court yesterday when the
!BwelP gamblers, tbe earl of Dudley and Lord
Lurgnn were arraigned on the charge of
gambling. The prisoners will be tried next
week. Dudley whs decidedly shamefaced,
but Lurgan held bis head high and seemed
to think that police interference with bis pri
vate amusements was a piece of legal im
pudence. OUT O-UOOrt SeOKiS.
Bicycle Touminrnt nt hirngn Base Bull
nd Horse Usees.
Chicago, May 14. A "Cycling" tourna
ment opened in the Exposition building yes
terday, and seven noted wheelmen started on
a six days' run, their names being Albert
Bchock, of Chicag ; John S. Prince, of
Omaha; Wilbur F. Knapp, of Denver; Ned
Reading, the soldier wheelman, of Fort
Omaha; W. J. Morgan, of England; Rotiert
Neil-ton and Ralph Temple. They are to ride
eight hours each day on an eight-lap track.
Neilson stopped at the 38th mile, and Tem
ple at tbe 47th. Knapp had made 123 miles,
5 laps at tbe end of the eighth hour.
Amateurs Trying Their Mettle.
In a track outside of the six days' course a
series of amateur races were run, which will
be kept up all week. The winners last night
were: H. E. Lovedny, t mile; F. H. Tuttle,
lmile; H. L Kingsland. 2 miles; E. L. Han
Ion, 2 miles. H. E. Lnveday, in the 1 mile
handicap race (55 yards), did the run in
!i:4;t 1-5, the best time nind i in the race. F.
E Spooner won the 2 mile, scratch race in
Base Ball Playing.
Chicago, May 14. The National Base
Ball league yesterday recorded the following
cores: At Washington City Indianapolis
11, Washington 13; at New York Cleveland
3, New York 7; at Boston Pittsburg 5,
Boston 7; at Philadelphia Chicago 3, Phila
American association: At Kansas City
Columbus 7, Kansas City H; at Louisville
Athletic 1, Louisville 2; other games post
Western league: At Milwaukee Des
Moines 10, Milwaukee 2; at St. Paul Minne
apolis 2, St Paul 10.
A Valuable Horse Rains Hlmseir.
Gallatin, Tenn., May 14. Heron, bay
colt, 3 years old, by Harry O'Fallon, dam
Virginia B., by Buckden, owned by J. W.
Guest, met with a serious accident Sunday
night Heron was en route to Louisville,
and he broke loose in tbe car and kicked him
elf to pieces. His hip was hurt, bis back
wrenched, and bis pasterns ruined. Before
leaving Nashville Guest was offered and re
fused $12,500 for this horse.
Louisville, May 14. Badge won the 1 1-16
miles race at Churchill Downs yesterday,
with a wet track, in 1:56V, Penn P. the
mile in 1:04, Famine the IK miles in 2KK,
Brookful tbe 1 mile in 1:54)1, and Bravo the
X mile in 1:88.
ChiCabo, May 14. The racing which was
to have taken place here yesterday was post
poned on account of rain.
Marriage a Failure?
It Appears That Some People
Think It Is.
A LETTEB FROM ONE Or THOSE
Who Ha Evidently Had Enough for This
Time The Document Gets the Writer
Into the Tombs at New York on a Charg-e
of Blackmail Matrimonial Infelicity of
the Son of the Late Emory Storrs.
New York, May 14. George M. Storrs,
of Chicago, son of the late Emory A. Storrs,
the famous Chicago lawyer and politician,
was arrested in Mount Vernon yesterday
morning by detectives upon an indictment
charging him with an attempt to blackmail
his wife, Aileeu F. Storrs. In the. after
noon, while he was waiting in the district
attorney's office to get bail, a deputy sheriff
served him with the papers in a suit for a
a limited divorce and alimony, instituted by
his wife, with an order of arrest, as he is a
non-resident Thereupon he gave np the
idea of securing bail. Being taken before
Recorder Smyth be pleaded not guilty to tbe
indictment for attempting blackmail, and
was committed to the Tombs to await trial.
A Letter That Is a Model.
Though the discord between young Storrs
and his wife began several years ago, to
day's trouble was precipitated upon him by
his wife on account, mainly, of the following
letter that he sent to her from Chicago:
Chicao, Feb. 21. Au.f.kn: For the first
time since yoa left this city I have seen Mr.
and Mrs. Guest, and know, not from their lips
alone, but also from word which I have got
from New York, that you are about the dirti
est little cur that ever lived. You spoke truly
when you told me some eight weeks ai;o that
you had simply lured me on to get even with
me. I know you thorouehly. You are an un
fit person to he the cuHtodinn of an innocent
little child. You have tried to poison hia mind
against his father, and you have attempted to
keep bim away from me. When I went to
Essex I went there with sufficient funds to
have more than paid any necessities which
you might have.
You are thoroughly under the control of this
blackguard Stafford. You have no mind of
your own. Yon are a weak, abandoned wretch.
I know yoor whole lyihc family, and have left
no stone unturned to prove every word I say
that yon are all a bad lot. 1 know your sis
ter's reputation in Essex, and it is surprising
to me that Stafford, after your telling people
in this city that he is the howl of your family,
should compel you to come back to me to get
out of me what? All you 'could. What more
might a miserable sknuk ask of you? What
sort of a gang have 1 not got into? You are a
delightful lot. If I had not been compelled to
marry you by Stafford, with threats, where
would you have been to-day? I know enough
of you latterly that I almost feel myself unfit
to speak with honest men after having lived
with snch a blackmailing adventuress like
you. Even the little hoys at Mrs. Hunt's
house, where we lived, tell me of the "snaps"
you had put up on me.
You are fit, Aileen, only for the life from
which I took you. tio to it, and. if you wish to
drag the child's name down, do so. but 1 will
have him. I will not let you damn him. There
will be a law passed in tbe next legislature of
New York legitimizing children born out of
wedlock, aud when that law comes 1 shall
hunt you o it to the uttermost ends of the
earth, and I shall get tbe child which you
olalm to be mine. I shall not spare myself or
one cent of money to at last lot the world know
what you are, and what your pat-t career has
been, and how you came to this city, the city
of my boyhood, and attempted to play upon
my weakness. It sickens me to write to you.
I know you a you are, unfit to be the mother
of a child the child that I will have, if he is
mine, if I live three months longer.
Gkokoe M. Storrs.
(Dictated to stenographer) I have written
to Stafford to-day (your mentor), and if you do
not at oacc come to terms I wi.l give you such
a dose as you never had before. I want the
chi'd and my property blame yourself for the
consequences. You can save me expense by
acceding to my wishes. 1 shall go for you any
way, and Stafford and your miserable sister
are the ones I propose to have come to time.
G, M. S.
Kome Facts in the Case.
The Stafford referred to in tbe letter is E.
R Stafford, of Essex. Essex county, N. Y.,
Mrs. Storrs' brother-in-law, with whom she
sought a refuge, as the says, from her hus
band's cruelty, taking with hor Emery A.
Storrs, Jr., ber only child, who is said to be
a very beautiful boy, now 3 years old.
About twelve years ago, before young Storrs
was out of his teens, he got into serious
trouble with Minnie Cumniings, who later
was on the stage in this city. The boy be
came infatuated with the black-eyed young
woman, who then lived in Chicago, and for
awhile he was in her company ni jst of the
time. One day Miss Cumniings made a great
sensation by bringing a civil suit for dam
ages ugainst Lawyer Storrs on the ground
that his son had enticed her to the lake front
and there, after-promising immediate mar
riage, had attempted to assault her. Law
yer Storrs announced vigorously that the
case would le fought but it never was heard
Mr. Storrs after his committal denounced
with great scorn tho imputation of black
mail. He said that the only object of his
wife and her friends was to get possession of
the child for the sake of the money that the
An Iowa Mob Disappointed.
LaCrosrk, Wis., May 14 Mrs. Tripp,
wife of a farmer living in Campbell, eight
miles from this city, was-assaulted Saturday j
by a hired mnn named Suss. The latter was
captured and locked up. Sunday night a
mob surrounded the jii.il here aud demanded
the culprit The authorities had meanwhile
spirited Knss away, aud the mob was disap
pointed. It is lielieved that another attempt
at lynching will be made when the trial
Canadian Officials Too Fresh.
Ottawa, Out, May 14. Some time ago
the customs department asked the minister
of justice for nn opinion on the legality of
the seizure of tbe American schooner Bridge
water. The minister has replied holding
that the Canadian authorities bad no shadow
of a right to make tho seizure, and that
eventually the government must accede to
the demand made by the owner of the vessel
Just tbe Wire for m Sheriff.
Cleveland, O., May 14. At Akron, O.,
three prisoners attempted to break jail Sun
day night Mrs. W. B. Gamble, wife of the
deputy sheriff, beard them attempting to un
lock the corridor door. She was alone in the
jail with her little daughter at tbe time.
Arming herself with a revolver, she went to
the door and held the men at bay while her
daughter telephoned for help. The sheriff
soon arrived on the scene and locked the
prisoners up in their cells.
Miner and Operator Agree On Wagos.
Spkinofield, Ills., May 14. The differ
ences which resulted in the late strike of the
miners of the Springfield district were ad
justed yesterday at a joint meeting of miners
and operators. It was agreed that tbe price
to be paid for mining from May 11 to Oct. 1,
1889, should be 55 cents per ton; from Oct 1
to May 1, 1890, 60 cents per ton, all mines to
have a check weighman to be paid through
the office, and a seven-eighths inch screen.
Conspiracy to Assassinate the Csar.
Br. PxTBRSBtTBG, May 14 A large num
ber of conspirators have been arrested, in
whose possession were found papers which
proved that they intended to make an at
tempt to assassinate the czar. A number of
bombs were also found.
Colliery Strike Threatened la England.
London, May 14. The Yorkshire miners
have had printed for circulation 60,000 notices,
setting forth their intention to organise a
general strike uuloss their wages are ad
vanced. - "
Justice Gray's Wedding Day. .
Washington Citt, May 14. Justice Gray
and Miss Jean net te Matthews, daughter of
tbe late Justice Stanley Matthews, will be
married at the residence of tbe bride June 8.
The ceremony will be witnessed by the mem
bers of the families and the juatioe of the
supreme court and their families.
Turkish, women eat rose leaves with
batter to aecare plumpness. ;
i tlMrROVBM -
lace Curtain Stretchers tfl
our at rouMHorsuM.
Will Save yoa Monev, Time and Labor.
jsvbky Housekeeper Should Have Oms:
s&y lady con operate them.
For Salo Cy
p , HinTi 8 PWic
Parlor Furmture winch he
One-half of the drinking saloons at Cincin
nati, were tightly closed (Sunday, including
one of tbe most notorious over-the-Rhine con
cert saloons. There were no arrests.
At Springfield, Mass., Monday morning.
Royal Sturtevant mistook bU brother-in-law
James Beebe Smith, foi a burglar and shot
The trotter Guy, with a record of 2:12, was
sold at Cleveland Monday to H. A. Stevens,
of that city, for 19,750. Hambrino Sparkle
brought $:;,!G0, guiug to E. II. Clough, of
Minueaoli8. It is understood that Guy has
been sold back to Ion former owner, and that
Clingstoue and the other racers will not be
The treasury department at Washington
City has decidi-d that painted cups, vases,
horns, etc., cannot be admitted as paintings.
Anton Sensenbreniier, a farmer residing
near Antigo, Wis., died Monday from in
juries inflicted by a ferocious bull last Satur
day. Because he was dying of consumption, Ar
thur Nettleton, in the emtentiary for twelve
years for manslaughter, was pardoned Mon
day by Governor Fifer, of Illinois.
Annie Pixley, the conimedieune, isw riouly
ill with inflammation of the lungs at Har
lem, N. Y.
The coroner's jury investigating the fatal
accident to a street car at Kalamazoo, Mich.,
has found both the Michigan Central and tbe
street railway people responsible for tbe dis
aster. It is said that Mr. Butler of Tennessee,
who wanted to be commissioner of Indian
affairs, and Mr. Nichols of North Caroliua,
who hankered after the bossiug of the gov
ernment printing office, had respectively the
endorsement of 143 and seventy-eight mem
bers of congress, and yet did not get there.
All of which is taken to imply that congress
men have no influence to speak of with this
The executive committee of the Michigan
State Agricultural society has decided to lo
cate tbe state fair permanently in Lansing.
Linus E. Clark and E. A. Palmer, em
ployes of the Boston postoffice are in trouble
because they wanted to know what tbe civil
service examiner's questions were, and
opened his letters to find out.
The merchant's exchange of St. Louis has
opened a fight on the bucket shops in tliat
city, and proposes to throttle them by cut
ting off their quotations.
A WOMAN'S HORRIBLE DEATH.
Attacked by a Savage log Who Tears Her
G&lesburo, TIL, May 14. A woman
named Mrs. Milan met with a horrible fate
in the eastern part of this county lato last
week. She was k-aving the house of a neigh
bor who kept a fierce dog chained up. As
she passed the dig made several lunges at
her, but could not reach ber on account of
the chain. Afterward, when she was some
thirty rods distant in the road, the dog
managed to break loose, and pursuing her
sprang upon her, knocked her down and then
tore her throat open. Her screams were of
very short duration. Before help came she
was dead. The dog had torn her lace, tbroat
and body in a terrible manner.
An "lie" Koom at Terre Haute.
Terke Haute, Ind., May 14. The oil
boom bore is assuming big proportions, the
experts from the eastern oil regions, who
hurried here during the week, having pro
nounced the oil to ke of a superior quality,
and tbe well continuing its output with (io
diminution. There is a rush for land on
which to sink wells. Not less than twenty
stock companies are forming, several being
inaugurated to sink wells. It is the belief
now that gas will also be found.
A Mlsftourl Pacific Official Resigns.
St. Loras, May 14. VT. H. Newman, the
third vice president of the Missouri Pacific
system, banded in his resignation yesterday
to take effect June L Tbe ofllce was abol
ished. Mr. Newman will make a trip to
Alaska and will not return until fall
vTages Advadced Ten Per Cent.
Pittsburg, May 14. At Sharon, Pa., the
wages of all carpenters were advanced 10 per
cent yesterday. A demand for the increase
was made a month ago by the Carpenters
and Joiners' union.
Chicaoo, May 13.
Quotations nn the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 May. opened and
closed Wc; June, opened K."4i closed
83c: July, opened TWc, closed 7!'4c. Com
No. 2 June, ojiened iM'Jc, closed 'Mp; July,
opened 344c, closed 34;-a.ic; August, opened
30c; closed SVc OaU No. - June, opene I
.:, closed Sic; July, opened 2c, dosed
Silgc. Pork June, opened fll.Wi. dneed
fll.BS: July, opened flLUTs, clied fU.'.U5;
August, opened $l.(C'-4. closed (12.10. Lard
June, opened JiW), closed $.."; August,
opened 17.0U. closed $T.02.
Live stock The Union tock Yards reports
the following rane of prices: The market
opened fairly active, with prices 5&10c lower.
Light grades, fri.S'tfi.Ta: rough parking,
S4.4U&4.45; mixed lots. y4.SnrS4.iA; heavy pack
ing and shipping lots, ?4.5ri4.Bj. Cattle
Market heavy dull and lower, light steady:
beeves. $.1.50IW.;; cow. S.'.UK&i.oU: stockers
and feeders, S2.aU&4.(U. Sheep Market firm;
wooled westerns, t.UUi4.To; shorn, $3.UU3.9U;
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
S0&2c per lb; dairies in line, Itvaafc; roll but
ter, ll12c. EgRS Strictly fresh, ltic per
dot Poultry Live chickens, c per lb; roost
ers, 6c; turkeys, ilX3,14e; ducks. 1012c Pota
toesChoice Burhanks, StVgaic per bu; Beauty
of Hebron. ZM&Sxr, mixed lots, 2Uc; sweet po
tatoes, l.755J.W per bbl. Apples Choice
greenings. lJS8rt.5u per bbl: po ir lots, 75oa
Sl.UU. Cranberries Bull and bugle. $j.uuti.uj
' - New Tonic, May 13.
Wheat-Quiet: No. 1 red state, IMdMc;
No. do, 8 Kc: No. S r-d winter Alay,
84Vic; June. 8ter, do July, KWsJc. Corn
Dull; .o. S mixed cash. 4.ric; do May, 454c;
do June, 42c; do July, 42c; do August.
48Jo. Oats Firmer; No. 1 white state, c;
No. S do, 8l9c32c: No. S mixed May, Sc
bid; do June, sic; do July, JMfsc. Kye
DulL Barley NouunaL Pork Dull; new
mess, tl3.ittaia.25. Lent- Quiet; May, $;jM;
June, 7. :4; July. $7.28.
Live Stock: Cattle-Pri res a fraction lower,
steady feeling at the close; steers, $3.t54.50
l lot) t; bulls and dry cpws, S2.0U32.4O. Sheep
and Lambs Firmer tor sheep; tady for
yearling lambs; hhiher for i-pring laml.s:
dipped beep, $4.0035.00 ) 10J fcs; clipped
yearlings. $Mfl0&J2&; spring lambs, $8.tufi0
per bead. Hogs Common to choice, $5.00
05.90. . . .
A "furnished ffentleman'a nlar to
rent" la advertised in New York paper.
S IHu 'in?-'
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lHirillhim tho Kinncf
-"- -' AllVOllf
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Kichest,
- IF1. CORDE
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
to call and examine. Mr. Cordes manufactures all his '
guarantees to be well made and flr,t class Give Mm I 21
J. B. ZIMMER
btar mock, - - - Opp. Harper House,
IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
- Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he mates his suits np in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
Wm. A damson.
M Wi Ok
Uiops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
gfSecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
fTA floe lot of Children'e Carriages chrap. It will ray yon to call I f..r- porrha Jig-
No. 1000 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash p rices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
is reserved for-
I I I I (X B w I V
HOUSEKEEPERS lor .Soups Gravh-s Etc Convenient
for NURSES with Niiiinp wuti-r a dcliiious BEEF TEA
is instantly prori.l. J. INVALIDS will And It appetlaiaf,
Firing-tone to tin' WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be PEKE ItEEF 1"KN( E. Put up In convenient pack
ages Of both L11 AM f XI" 1 D EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.'
COMPLETE IN ALL ! j. 1
War catalogue! address
J. C. DUNCAN,,
Damn t, low.
Call and compare stocks.
rSTVTTiPTT A SON,
opp. Masonic Temple,
DAVENPORT, 10 W..