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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Wednesday, Mat 15. 1889.
EX-PSNSIOH COMMISilONKB BLACK is
to engage in the practice of law at Chi
Thx llnion claims the new republi
can administration is responsible for the
passage of the street paving and side
walk ordinances and adopting steps
towards beautifying Union square. All
these improvements were inaugurated
under a democratic) administration and
warmly supported by democratic alder
men. Whatever progressiveness the
city council has displayed is due to
It is worrying the Union considerably
to know that the legality of the Au
gustana college students' votes is about
to be tested in the courts. If, as the
Union states, they are entitled to vote,
what causes the apprehension of the
morning sheet T If they are legalized
voters it will not take the courts long to
so decide. What we want is a decision
on the question, which will remove all
controversy and doubt.
New York World: " Hie farmers of
the west are objecting to the advance in
price of sisal twine used in harvesting.
Foreseeing this advance, caused by the
Increase in raw material from $65 to $147
per ton, the Kills bill put sisal grass
(grown only in Yucatan) on the free list.
The senate tariff bill raised the duty from
f 15 to 30. The Mills bill lowered the
duty on foreign twine; the senate bill in
creases it. Will the republican farmer of
Minnesota and Nebraska throw up bis
hat for joy next winter when the senate
bill which still further increases the price
passes a republican house and is signed
by a republican president?"
Evert day brings forth additional
proof that the great economic question
which formed the basis for the campaign
of '89 was by no means settled on No
vember 6. The fallacy of protection is
becoming each day more apparent, and
the discussion is more practical even if it
is less heated than during the cam
paign. The "twine trust" has made
a more powerful appeal to the farmer
for tariff reform than the most elo
quent and convincing speaker did on
the stump last fall. And so the discus
sion goes merrily on. For instance the
Peoria Ilerald remarks: "The Chicago
Inter Ocean says that the American
farmer has at home the dearest market in
the World to sell in. The Chicago Tri
bune, a servile follower of Blaine.informs
us that American farmers within the last
nine months have exported forty-seven
million bushels of corn to other coun
tries. Is it not a little strange that our
farmers should pass by our dear markets
and sell to markets of other coun tries T
If the American corn market was the
highest in the world would the farmer
sell a bushel of corn abroad? Do not
the high tariff papers utter the most ab
surd falsehood when they tell our farmers
that the tariff builds up for them a high
CearC Cat lines.
in the circuit court this morning the
C, R. I. & P. road, through Col. Curtis,
entered a demunrer to the allegation in
the Fred Appelquist damage suit against
that road, and the court sustained the
.demurrer. Messrs. Ken worthy and Olson
appear for the plaintiff. The Blakemore
damage suit against the city of Bock
Island was then called, Messrs. Entrikin
and Eenworthy appearing for the plain
tiff and City Attorney Haas and ex-City
Attorney McEniry for the defense. A
jury was empanneled, composed of Jos.
Dunbar, David Cook, August Lagerlof,
Marvin Forber, A. C. Molin, Eric Land,
A. Boynton. Wm. Heitahrends, C. E.
Turner, Frank Norris, Wm. Coyne and
Mrs. Henry Curtis gave a twelve
o'clock breakfast today to a few of her
most intimate friends, in honor of Mrs.
Russell Curtis, of St Paul, Miss Parker,
of Perth Amboy, N. J., and Miss Savage,
of Boston, who are guests of the family.
The affair, though in the strictest' sense
informal, was in the highest degree
unique and delightful. Mrs. Curtis was
assisted in the preparation and service
of the breakfast by a number of her
lady friends, and afterward there was a
musicale, interspersed with recitations
and readings. The house was prettily
decorated with snow balls and other
flowers of the season. .
The Mtreekrna-Trraaana IHfllmlty.
John Streckfus paid a fine of $5 and
costs this morning for assaulting John
Tremann Monday afternoon. Streckfus
says the trouble arose over some meat
which his little girl had purchased at the
butcher shop. Streckfus told Tremann
the meat wasn't fresh, and was very par
ticular that it should be nice, as it was
intended for a sick child . Tremann con
tended the meat was all right, and in the
controversy which followad Streckfus
ays Tremann struck at him and he re
turned tbe'blow in self-defense.
Bswar of OlnimanU 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
nine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
C78old by druggists. Price 75 cents
English as it is written in Omaha:
"Owners of dogs must register tbem be
fore the 10th of May or they will be
hot by the police."
The gilded youth of Fresno, CaL.have
organized a tally-ho club and ordered
four complete outfits from London .
Tie Czar's Close Ca
Slightly Wounded by the Bullet
of an. Assassin.
A SECOND SHOT IS BETTER SPED,
rinding- a Horn In the Won Id-Be Murder
er's Brain Kaiser Wllhelm Prescribe
Cold Lead and Bayonets' for Riotous
Strikers A Hearing for the Miners The
Irish Vloeroyalty What It Costs to In
sult a Little German Prince Foreign
London, May 15. A dispatch from Vien
na gives another version of the attempt
to take the life of the rear at Gatsohina last
Friday, news of which was telegraphed from
Paris Monday. The story in circulation in
Vienna is that the czar was walking in the
garden of the palace when he was approached
by an officer who fired a" revolver at him,
slightly wounding him in the forearm. The
guards near at hand rushed forward to seise
the man, but before they could reach him he
placed the pistol to his temple and shot him
THE STRIKERS IN GERMANY.
They Tell the Emperor Their Grievances
and He Replies.
Berlin, May 1.. The rioters who took
possession of the Prince Regent's pit in West
phalia Monday and prevented men who
wished to resume work from doing so were
Anally overawed and diapered by the troops.
The mining masters have sent a deputation
to lay their ease before the emperor.
The Strikers Hare an Audience.
The kaiser yesterday received the strikers'
committee, Schroeder, Bunte and Siegel,
granting them an audience of fifteen min
utes' duration. Horr Herrfurth, Prussian
minister of the interior, who returned to Ber
lin from a tour of inquiry at Gelsenkirchen
and othef plaoe in the disordered region on
Sunday, was present The emperor gravely
listened to the recital of the grievances of the
strikers by the delegates, and occasionally
put questions to them to inform himself on
What the Kaiser Said to Them.
In reply to their statement he said: "I have
a deep personal interest in the welfare of my
subjects in Westphalia, as elsewhere. I have
carefully followed the progress of the strug
gle, and have ordered a thorough inquiry to
be made. 1 have been warned of the plot
tings of political, and especially Socialist,
agitators, and am grieved that the strikers
should have indulged in rioting, which it is
impossible for me to tolerate. Tell your fel
lows that the emperor himself, if necessary.
will order the troops to bayonet and shoot
rioters, but if the men are quiet and orderly
the emperor will protect tbem."
In conclusion the kaiser expressed hope
that the employers and employes would be
able to settle their differences without the
necessity for the interference of the govern
ment. Put In a Word for Elgl.t Honrs.
Schroeder, the spokesman of the strikers'
&Wiiatlari7 stated that the miners attached
the greatust importance to obtaining an
eight-boor shift The emperor specially en
joined the miners not to prevent comrades
from working. Government workers at
Koenigsgrube struck yesterday morning, but
resumed work on hearing that efforts were
being made at Berlin to settle the trouble.
More Trouble In Store for Vienna.
Vienna, May 15. The conductors em
ployed by the tramway companies whose
drivers recently enforced their demands by
a general strike are threatening to take sim
ilar action unless their pay is increased and
their hours shortened.
WALES IS WILLIN'.
The Prince Mot Averse to Taking London
London, May 15. It is now regarded as
almost absolutely certain that the govern
ment will make no proposals with reference
ta the office of viceroy of Ireland until the
ministry moves a local government bill for
Ireland in the house of commons next year.
Then the office will probably he abolished,
and the government of the country placed in
he bands of the chief secretary for Ireland,
who will be promoted to the dipnity of a sec
retary of state. Meanwhile efforts are con
tinued to induce a member of the royal fam
ily to accept the position of lord lieutenant of
Ireland for a year, and there is every likeli
hood of their being successful It is said
that the Prince of Wales has intimated that he
would not be averse to residing in Dublin
half the tima, and this hint has been widely
circulated as evidence that bis royal high
ness will be the next viceroy of Ireland.
Outcry Against an Atheist.
Berlin, May 15. Herr Onauth, a promi
nent councillor of Ciessen, and widely known
as a leading atheist, has been elected mayor
of that city. The religious element have
made a great outcry against his taking his
seat and it is doubtful whether the govern
ment will confirm his election. He was
elected by his fellow councillors without a
dissenting vote and solely upon the ground
of bis administrative fitness.
Insulted a 7-Tear-Old Prince.
Berlin, May 15. A potter at Cross
Lichterfeld has been sentenced to a month's
imprisonment at hard labor for insulting
Crown Prince William, aged 7 years. The
young prince, accompanied by his nurse and
one of bis brothers, was passing the potteries
in a carriage when the potter standing by
the roadside applied an insulting epithet to
O'Brien's Suit Against Sallsbnry.
London, May 15. Lord Salisbury's solic
itors have accepted the writ of Mr. William
O'Brien In the lafetor's suit against the pre
mier for libel, the trial of which will take
place in Liverpool.
Destructive Land-Slide In Switzerland.
Berne, May 15. An enormous landslide
has occurred in the region of the Spiessbach,
destroying several villages, large tracts of
woo' i, etc., and killing a large number of
Want the Viceroy Abolished.
London, May 1ft. The Standard asserts
that the Ulster peers and Unionist members
of parliament are pressing the government to
abolish the office of viceroy of Ireland.
Rejected a Disestablishment Motion,
LONDON. Mav 15. The house of commons
last night rejected, by 284 to 881, a motion to
disestablish the Welsh church. Gladstone
was not present
Gladstone Visits Manning.
T Jtm Mv IS Mf AlHfl.rknA nalil m
visit to Cardinal Manning yesterday, the two
eon versing for an hour or mora.
An Oklahoman Wants to Know.
Washington Citt, May 15. The civil
service commission has beard from Okla
homa. One of the applications that came
in the mail Monday was from an Oklahoma
man, who wants to know when an examina
tion will be held at Guthrie,
Resigned by Request.
Washington City, May 15. Internal
Revenue Collector Bishop, at Cinoinnati,
has tendered his resignation at the request
of the secretary of the treasury.
Stores Released and Rearrested.
New York, May 15. George M. Storra,
accused of blackmailing his wife, was re
leased on his own recognizanos yesterday,
but was arrested in bis wife's divorce pro
ceedings and locked up again.
Chicago, May 15. In his letter to his wife,
published yesterday, Storra says ha had
learned some things from Mr. and Mrs.
Guest about his wife. Mr. Guest says ha
never gave Storrs any information about nil
wife, and he and his wife both say that Mrs,
Storrs always acted like a good wife and
pure woman when they fcpew har.
. UST IN FROM OKLAHOMA,
Govern meat Clerks Talk About the Situa
tion ta the New Territory.
Was iinoton Citt, May 15. The clerks
sent tc Oklahoma from the centra! land of.
floe to assist in recording the entries have
return 1 to Washington. They all speak
favoratly of the country, but complain of
the lad of water, the penetrating aand and
the general lack of order. - Mr. Pike, who
was at Kingfisher, said that when be left
800 enta lea had been made at the office out
of a potable 5,000. The office was up in its
work and the force there was sufficient to
keep up with current business. Wells ware
being sunk and bored, and good water was
being obtained. About seventy-five houses
naa oeei ereoted.
The Gamblers Doing a Big Business.
Gamt ling was in full blast, and the gam
blers wtre charged $100 per month for toe
pnvuegs or running their establishments.
They wore run openly, and there seemed to
be no ei d to them. Some few of the settlers
around Kingfisher had begun to break land.
but the most of them were returning to their
old homes to settle up their affairs with the
intontio i of returning to Oklahoma in the
Litigation In Prospect.
There would be. he said, contests sent to
Washinifton for settlement, but in some in
stances i he settlers were compromising their
ainnremtts. 1 here were, so far as he knew.
no charjres of fraud against government offi
cials at -ling tuber.
Affairs at Gnthrle.
Mr. Hanry Wanly was at Guthrie, and he
makes pretty much the same report of af
fairs at that plaoe, except with reference to
charges against government officials, of
wnion, t e said, there are plenty, the truth
of which he would give no opinion upon.
The total number of entries for the whole
territory so far is about 10,000.
Apolntmenta by the President.
Washington City, May 15. Among the
appolnti leuts announced yesterday were the
following: Jesse Spaulding, of Chicago;
John F. Plumber, of New York; George E.
Leighton, of St Louis, and Rufus B. Bul
lock, of Atlanta, government directors of the
Union Pacific Railroad company. Alvin
Saunders, of Nebraska, member of the board
of registration and election in Utah terri
tory, ami William H, Lyon, of New York,
member or the board of Indian commission
ers. Presidijntial postmasters: Illinois George
H. Rott er. Galena; Henry C Robinson,
Grand Crossing; Delos Hull, Oak Park. In
diana C. B. Ward, Monticello; Felix Shu
mate, Li banon ; J. W.Anderson, Spencer.
Michigan A. Perry, Au Sable; Adam Beat
tie, Ovit Iowa J. McQuilkin, La Porte
City; J. A. Riggen, What Cheer; Albert C
HotchkU, Adei; R. Heffelfinger, Denison;
Henry Igbcrt, Davenport
Get Hurt While Playing Ball.
Wash noton City, May 15. Assistant
Secretary Bussey has directed the pension of
fice to reopen the case of George W. Allen,
who claims pension for an injury received in
whLe playing ball The evidence showt
that the regiment to which Allen belonged
was ords-ed out by the commanding officer
to play ball, that the men might in this way
receive exercise. While playing under or
ders Allea strained his arm, and he now aske
for a pension. Mr. Bussey holds that the
man was in the line of duty. He thinks the
evidence adduced to prove injuries is not suf
ficient, but directs that the claimant be given
an oppon unity to furnish, if he can, sufficient
evidence to support his allegation, in which
case he d recta that a pension be issued.
A Small Loss Out of 184,000,000.
Washington City, May 15. The recent
count of money at the New York sub-treas
ury revelled a discrepancy of $35 out of a
total sum of $184,000,000 to be accounted for.
The shortage resulted from the acceptance of
a few counterfeit notes in the hurry of busi
ness and ly the loss of a few pieces of silver.
The deflaiency was promptly made good and
a receipt in full given to ex-Treasurer Hyatt,
who was responsinle under his bond for the
entire am mat
The Duty on Mahogany Boards.
Washington City, May 15. Assistant
Secretary Tichenor, of the treasury, yester
day gave a hearing to representatives of
lumbermen in regard to duties imposed on
mahogany boards and planks. The lumber
men want the duty increased from $2 per
1,000 to 3 pr cent ad valorem. This is op
posed by other parties, who wish the duty tc
remain as it is. Mr. Tichenor took the case
under com ideration.
He Spells It Backward.
Washgton City, May 15. A distin
guished pirty left this city this morning in
response to the invitation of Gen. Felix An
gus, of The Baltimore American, to visit his
country nat, Nacirema, and to dine there
with vice President Frank Thompson, of the
Pennsylvania railroad. Among those who
went were Secretaries Blaine, Noble, Rusk
and Tracy and other officials.
SPOKANE TAKES THE RACE.
He Wins the Clark Stakes, Beating Proc
tor Knott by Over a Length.
Locisvii.lk, Kj.t May 15. A very large
crowd witnessed yesterday's races. The sun
shone brightly during the afternoon after 1
o'clock, and the track, which had been har
rowed, was only slightly heavy, and by the
time the bt 11 tapped for the third race (the
Clark stak, which was the event of the day),
tue track vas free of water and the going
was fair ii. parts. The betting in the ring
was very heavy, but the odds on Proctor
Knott remained very steady at from 1 to-M
to 2 to 5, sr me 1 to 2 being offered just before
the post 111. The talent were not well
pleased wh in Ritchie, Bryant's big black sta
ble boy's nt me, went up to ride the great
gelding, as there were several good weighty
jockeys in the dressing-room, any one o(
whom wou d have gladly taken the mount
Oft to an Even Start.
After thr je breakaways the flag fell to an
even start. Knott quickly assumed a short
lead, and w ith the others abreast they passed
the stand, Knott under a wry strong check
ing pulL Going around the lower turn
Knott increased his lead to nearly two
lengths, Spokane and Come-to-Taw together
in second p ace, Once Again lapped in third
place. Half way up the stretch Knott was
suddenly pulled back, and for half a furlong
the others closed around him. Then the big
gelding caine away again, and led by a short
length to the middle of the lower turn.
Sjiokane Closes the Gap.
Here Spoicane began creeping up on the
outside. When they rounded into the stretch
Knott swung very wide to the outside, and
Spokane out inside and led him by a half
length, Onto Again and Come-to-Taw a
length awry. Half way down the stretch
Spokane ha 1 a length the lead, and Knott,
whose rider was not apparently particular
about gettit g the best going available, had
not yet beet, called on.
The Final Struggle.
At the distance stand Spokane had nearly
two lengths lead, and then Ritchie brought
the whip do wn on Knott, but the latter could
not close th gap, and Spokane passed under
the wire winner by over a length, in the very
slow time ol 2:12.
The other races were won as follows:
Sportsman the 1 mile 70 yards in liSOX, Ze
lika the mile in 1:04, Bettina the first J
mile in 1:18 and Vidette the second J mile in
the same time.
Chicago, May 15. Yesterday was toe
opening day of the spring meeting at the
West Side pork. The winners were: Irma
H-, mile, 1:24); Dave Hennesy, mile,
1JH; Inst brace, ltf miles, 2:223; Hon.
John B., 1 rule, 1:68; Cataline, steeplechase,
short course 2:4.i.
Hi' Got the Photograph.
St. Louis May IS. Charley Collins, a
boy who at one time lived in Indianapolis,
wrote to the president a short time ago and
resolved In reply Iftonday a letter from Bao
retery Haliord, accompanied by a photo
gNjgb of tie president bearing his auto-
firs. C.F NygrBD, of Star Lake, Mina,
yawned Tuieday and dislocated bar lower
Jaw. This dtsaassitassd k rid of twenty
three aiiles t ) a dootor to hare it set -
A Section of Virginia Swept
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS EUINED.
Damage to the Amount of 1,000,000
Done Drifts of Halt Two Feet Deep,
Many of the Stones Being the Slse of
Pullet Eggs Bouses Damaged,LlTe Stock
Killed and People Injured Mishaps,
Fatal and Otherwise.
Baltimore, May 15. The Sun's special
from Norfolk says: About 8 o'clock yester
day afternoon one of the most severe hail
storms that ever struck this section passed
over Norfolk and Portsmouth and vicinitv.
Ice particles of extraordinary size came
down wjth the hail, and several inches of
nau lay in drirts before the deluge of rain
that followed carried it away. The shade
trees in the streets and the flower and veg
etable gardens were badly wrecked.
A Calamity to Vegetables and Fruits.
In the country the truck farms were torn
up, the strawberries and peas, cabbage and
other crops being ruinously beaten to the
ground, l be vineyards and orchards suf
fered severely, vines and trees being cut ter
ribly, and the fruit destroyed. Manv of the
truckors express themselves as ruined for the
season. A swath of five or six miles was
out through Norfolk and Nansemond coun
ties by the storm. The truckers all around
oouges lorry section, an I between the
Western Branch river and Portsmouth lost
everything. The loss will probably reach
$1,000,000, and it is too late now to attempt
A Regular Storm of lee.
Monday morning about 2 o'clock a terrifio
hail storm and rainfall swept over South
ampton county, in the vioinity of Newsom's
Depot, and the growing crops and orchards
were badly damaged by large pieces of ice
and the great quantity of it The drifts of
huil were twentv-four inchns dnn in noma
places, and twelve hours after the storm the
amis were over six mcbes In depth.
Loss of Buildings and Stock.
The barn of Mr. W. S. Francis was blown
down by the wind and demolished and three
horses killed. Other farmers suffered In
damaoe to their buildinra T.ata ltmul,i
afternoon a hail storm struck the great bridge
section or norrolK county, and the hailstones
to a considerable artanfe ware as twin b
let eggs. The potatoes and vegetable gardens
we tuunageu. i nree men at work in a Held
beyond Deep creek during the earns storm
were struck by lightning and badly injured.
Destruction ai Danville.
From Danville, Va., comes this report:
The severest cyclone known here passed over
this city at 8:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
doing great damage to roofing, fences and
shade and fruit trees. Tn Dnnvillo thrso t.
bacco factories were unroofed, the bridge
over me Kan river damaged, a house in
course of construction was blown down, the
colored Baptist church blown down, the roof
of a storage warehouse was partly blown
oft and Lee's tolmoco warehouse was darn
apt l The shed over the brick-mill was
blown down and fell on N. A. Fitzgerald,
the proprietor, seiioiiKly injuring him. The
cyclone was accompanied by rain and slight
hail, lasting flfteitn minutes.
Hail a Taste of It In North Carolina.
Charlotte, N. C, May 15. A special to
The Chronicle from Lumtwrton, half way
between here and Wilmington, says six
inches of hail fell there yesterday afternoon.
A gale preceded the storm, unroofing many
small houses and utterly obliterating the
CRUSHED UNDER TONS OF IRON.
Oi) Man Killed anil Three Mortally In
jured at lf trolt.
Detroit, Mich., May 15 A terrible acci
dent occurred at the Michigan Car works
yesterday afternoon, by w hich one man lost
his life and three others were fatally injured.
A gang of laborers were unloading a car of
iron when some part of the brace holding the
load broke, and several t.ms of iron fell on
the men, completely buryins; them. When
the victims were liberated J rip Benscotto was
dead, and his three coiniianioiis were mor
tally injured. All are Germans and leave
GREAT CLIMATE, DAKOTA'S.
A Foot of Snow In Mny and Better for the
Crops Than Rain.
Bismarck. D. T., May 15. A haevy fall of
show commenced yesterday morning and
continued steadily until evening, when it
abated somewhat. The snowfall is liberal
throughout the Missouri slope, and is tenfold
more benefit to crops than rain. Such a
hapiiening is rare in the history of the north
west, though at one time, it is said, snow fell
in Dakota in July. 8uch a heavy fall of
snow as this, however, was never experi
enced, it being nearly a foot deep.
How Dr. Vincent Lost His Life.
Cufton Springs, N. Y., May 15. The
report that Dr. Vincent, who was found dead
in his room at the Sanitarium on Sunday,
met his death while treating himself is erro
neous. Deceased was testing the tripod meth
od for the cure of curvature of the spine,
and while suspended from the apex of the
machine was suffocated to death by a pad
which had evidently slipped from under his
chin and drew np over his mouth and nos
trils. In this condition, with his toes touch
ing the floor lightly, he was found with life
Senator Bale Burt In a Collision.
Los Angeles. OaL, May 15. The senate
committee on trade relations with Canada
arrived here yesterday. Senator Hale had
his right leg badly injured in a collifion of
trains near San Jose Monday.
Britishers Buy More Beer Factories.
Detroit, Mich., May 15. An English com
pany bought out Mann's, Michenfelders, Ooe
bels' and Eudriss' breweries, in this city, yes
terday, and have combined them as one es
tablishment. Negotiations are on for two
additional breweries, for which additional
capital will lie subscribed. The Detroit brew
ers received ST.25,000 for their properties.
Prize Orators Chosen at Tale.
New Haven, Conn., May 15. At the
Tale law school yesterday the successful
candidates who will speak for the Townsend
prize at the commencement were announced
as follows: William EL Cowles, of Chicago;
Henry Brant, of Ashland, O., and Frank D.
Jackson, of Banesville, Wis,
False Charges Against Gen. Pryor.
Richmond, Va., May 15. Roger A. Pryor,
Jr. , who arrived here yesterday, baa pub
lished a complete refutation of the charge of
desertion recently made against his father.
Gen. Pryor. The proof consists of affidavits
of eye-witnesses to his capture and state
ments of several generals.
The IToman's Board of Missions.
Boston, Mass., May 15. At the session of
the Woman's Board of Mission, yesterday of
fleers were elected as follows: President, Mrs.
J. N. Crouso, Chicago; corresponding secre
tary. Miss M. C Burdette, Chicago; record
ing secretary, Mrs. II. Tbanemiller, Cincin
nati; treasurer, Mrs. R. B. Donnelly, Chi
cago. A Tale Professor Resigns.
New Haven, Conn., May 15. Rev. John
E. Russell, professor of Biblical theology-at
Yale, has resigned on account, it is supposed,
of a difference of opinion in regard to the
"Andover controversy the professor siding
with the Andover professors. The resigna
tion causes surprise and general regret.
Compromised ra TS Cents.
PrrrsBDRQ, Pa., May 15. The railroad
coal miners of this district, who struck for
74 cents a ton, have aoaspted TS, oants and
about 7, 000 men will resume work.
mania AttflWflat!, ia paying a kin
dedustedlosatsfv O ffcssnp tbe letter
A Nebraska farmer planted his pota
toes on the 20th of March.
Kmrs. Wednesday mat ' 15, 11139.
A Cr-me That Would Shame the
THE PEEPETEA.TOES ALL AT LARGE
And the Beautiful Victim ta Her Grave
Deadly Family Quarrel at Detroit Over
the Old Story of "Husband aad Wife Are
Oat" Lawyer Billings Sustained by the
Iowa Supreme Court In His Appeal
for a New Trial.
Columbus, O., May 15. A special to The
Press from Bellaire, O., says: The village of
Proctor, Wetzel county, W. Va., several
miles below here,is torn up over an atrocious
crime, unparalleled in the annals of its his
tory. The chief persons who figure iu the
case are James Taggart and his only, beauti
ful and highly educated daughter, Lizzie,
aged 19 years, whose home was at Morris
town, O., west of Bellaire, and Dr. L A.
Cox, of Wheeling, and Dr. F. V. Cox, of
Proctor, W. Va.
Depravity Mont Bestial.
It has been learned that for some time
James Taggart and his daughter Lizzie had
been too intimate, and when the unnatural
father found that things were going wrong,
and that a child would soon be ushered into
the world, to hide the shame which would
soon befall them be escorted her to Wheel
ing, where he had Dr. L A. Cox perform an
operation upon the girl, which proved unsuc
cessful, and she was taken to Proctor, W.
Va., and placed in Walter Moore's hotel,
where Dr. Cox, with his brother, performed
thework by relieving her of a still-born child.
It was afterwards taken by the father and
the two physicians and carrid to the banks
of the Ohio river and buriod.
The Victim Dies of the Shock.
Lizzie survived the shock but a short time,
when she died in great agony surronndnd by
no one but strangers to care for her. When '
the news reached the brutal father's home he
was nowhere to be found. Dr. Cox has
skipped and will make Wyoming territory
his home. The officers of Wetzl county
took charge of the remains. The parties
will be arrested if found, and hold for mur
der. SHOT EACH OTHER FATALLY.
A Domestic Difficulty Leads to the I'se of
Detroit, May 15. Late yesterday after
noon William Smith, a Orand River avenue
merchant,. aud bis son-in-law, Peter Harts
well, a portrait painter, fatally shot each
other in a family quarrel in front of the
former's place of business.
Interfered Between Man and Wile.
Hartswell was trying to persuade his wife,
who had left him some time ago, to return
and live with him when Smith interfered.
A'qaarrel ensued which lfd to blows and
finally Smith drew a revolver and shot
Hartswell in the left breast. Hartswell re
ciprocated, firing several shots, taking effect
in Smith's bead and arms. Hartswell also
snapped the revolver at his wife, but it failed
to discharge. Smith is GO ami Hartswell 50
years of age. Both men are well known in
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR BILLINGS.
The Alleged Slayer of Attorney Kingsley
to Have a New Trial.
Dks Moivks, la.. May 15. The supreme
court yesterday reversed the judgment of the
lower court in tbe case of the state va M.
E. Billings. The defendant was tried for the
killing of County Attorney W. 8. Kingsley,
of Waverly, convicted of murder in the sec
ond degree and sentenced fer life. He ap
pealed on several grounds, the chief one be
ing that the court and county were unduly
prejudiced against him ; that his motion for
a new trial was refused, and as a result he
was deprived of a fair trial The supreme
court sustains this view, reverses the judg
ment and remands the case for a new trial.
Billings is now serving out his sentence.
INDIANA COAL MINE TROUBLES.
The Operators Refuse to Arbitrate and
All Negotiations Are Off.
Brazil, Ind., May 15. A two days' con
ference between the coal operators" state ex
ecutive board, and the miners' delegation
ended at noon yesterday with the operators'
formal refusal to arbitrate. They base their
refusal to arbitrate on the ground that under
bidding by Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Illinois
operators makes it impossible to get a market
at a less reduction than they demand. Seven
thousand miners in the state are affected by
the decision. All necrotiations are considered
off, and there is no alternative for the miners
but to accept the reduction or remain idle.
Voted Againut Woman Suffrage.
Hartford, Conn., May 15. The house
yesterday, by a vote of 9J to 44. defeated the
amendment to strike the word "male" out of
A Wealthy Spaniard's Donation.
Madrid, May 15. A wealthy Spaniard
named Buenos Has donated to the government
$100,000 for submarine boat experiments.
Snow fell at numerous points in Minne
The United States supreme court has ad
journed until October next.
Langtry & Smith, hoot and shoe manu
facturers of Boston, have failed for $100,000.
The hotel men of tbe country are holding a
convention at Chicago and the railway con
ductors at Denver.
Chicago is to have a hydrophobia hospital
on tbe plan of Professor Pasteur. Tbe money
has been subscribed.
Mrs. Frank A. Flower, wife of the Wiscon
sin state labor commission, has applied for a
divorce on the ground of cruelty.
Saturday last George Francis Train gave
a May party in Central park to sixty . chil
dren. In such company this queer mortal
is seen at his happiest.
A bunt is going on in tbe vicinity of Car
thage, Ills., fur Mary Sheahan, who is heir to
a large estate at Pitteburg, Pa., aud has not
been heard from since her childhood.
A curious freak of nature has been found
at Weathersfield, Vt Two birch trees, a
short distance apart, are united a few feet
from the ground by a cross branch, which
seems to belong to both.
A statue is to be erected in New York to
Horace Greeley, and $10,000 is in hand for
tbe purpose. An appeal will be made to
printers and newspaper men all over the
country for an additional $15,000.
W. W. Brown, a banker of Waverly, Ilia.,
was found dead in bed at the Pacific hotel,
Jacksonville, Ilia, Tuesday with a bottle of
morphine near him. Whether it was suicide
or an accidental overdose is not known.
Louisa Lehrman, a 70-year-old widow of
Galena, His., naa brought suit against Sam
ael Cunningham, also of Galena, and also TO
years of age, for breaeh of promise of mar.
riaga. Ten thousand dollars is the figure.
MONTANA AND DAKOTA VOTE.
Light Ballot In Dakota and a Close Con
test in Montana.
Bioux Falls, D. T., May 15. A very
light vote was polled yesterday in ratification
of tbe Sioux Falls constitution of 185.
Throughout South Dakota the certainty ei
adoption bad reduced interest in the contest.
While definite returns are at hand from only
a small portion of the tanritory, they are
sufficient to indicate that at least 85 per oanl
of the total vote favors ratification. As an
instance of affirmative sentiment the vote, in
Sioux Falls may be cited. Out of 1.TO7 rot
on the constitution, only 23 were in tbe narr
ative. Dont Like Springer's Scheme.
jAjUSTOWir, D. T., May 15. Tbe electien
of delegates to the oonstltutional convanttoa
laaSorth and South Dakota was beU yester
day. In this district two Republicans and
on Democrat were elected. Springer
minority representation schema was triad,
and tbe people were djasa flatted with te ra
suit It insures tbe election of twrni-fiv
and with it
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
-i:Lsr PARLOR suites
No words can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
LEGISLATIVE TRANSACTIONS. -
Business Done at Springfield and Lansing
A live Ball Challenge.
Springfield, UK, May 15. The senate
yesterday adopted the house joint resolution
authorizing the governor to confer honorary
titles on graduates of Highland Park Mili
tary academy. The vote to reconsider the
vote on the house penitentiary reform bill
was again reconsidered aad a motion made
to table it, which was carried, on the ground
that Puller's objections were covered tn the
bill. An attempt to suspend tbe rules and
take up Merritt's anti-trust bill was de
feated. After debate the majority report on
the investigation into expenditures for the
executive mansion under Governor Ogiesfcy
was concurred in. The report declares all
the expenditures to have been properly made.
The bouse passed the bill revising and
amending the general mining law in the dr
rection of greater safety for the worjeara in
mines; also the bill authorising judges of
courts of record to appoint jury commission
ers; also the bill empowering landlords to re
cover possession of premises used for Im
moral purpopes; also the appropriation for
the Kankakee insane hospital. The Friskae
Breeden bill amending tbe pharmacy law
was sent to third reading. The vote, refer
ring the senate anti-food-adulteration bill to
a committee was reconsidered and the bill
ordered to second reading. A bill was passed
appropriating t&I.OOO for an asylum for in
sane criminals. Immediately after adjourn
ment tbeie was read from the clerk's desk a
challenge from the Republican members to
the Democrat for a game of base ball next
week, which was promptly accepted.
Lansing, Mich., May 15. The house yes
terday passed a bill for the relief of indigent
soldiers who do not wish to go to the Sol
diers' home, and for the relief of their minor
children, wives, or widows as welL A bill
passed both houses authorizing East Saginaw
to issue bonds for (100,000 for a new city
Montana Very I'ncertaln.
Helena, M. T., May IS. Advices from
many points in Montana indicate a close elec
tion for the constitutional convention.
Neither party has more than five majority
Helena elects five Republicans and four Dem
ocrats. A Good Property for the State.
Cincinnati, May 15. The canal commis
sion which has been investigating tea lands
around the Mercer county reservoir find
that 800 acres belong to the state. There are
three oil wells, two gas wells and forty or
fifty houses on the tract. The occupants
have no legal title.
The Es-Frmident LrasM a Home.
New York, May 15. Ex-President Cleve
land has leased, with privilege el purchase,
the house adjoining Henry C. Marqnand'a
residence at Madison avenue and Sixty
The Weather We Mav Etpect.
Washington City. May 15. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours froml p. m. yester
day are as follows: for Indiana and Illinois
Fair, followed hy threatening weather aad
rain Wednesday night; decidedly cooler
weather by Thursday morniflf; soutaerry
winds, becoming variable. For Lower W chr
gan Fair weather, followed by light showers
Wednesday nicht; cooler, except tn extreme
northwest portion slightly warmert northeast
erly winds. For L'rper Michigan Threaten
ing weather and rain; a slight rise in" temper
ature; easterly winds. For Wisconsin
Threatening weather and rain; easterly
winds; cooler in western portion, stationary
temperature in eastern portion, warmer in
extremernorthern portion. For Iowa-InVreae
Ing cloudiness and rain, with severe local
storms; variable winds.
Chicaoo, May 14.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day ware
as follows: Wheat No. 8 May, opened and
closed 84c; June, opened Kljc, closed
Sic; July, opened Tf?-To. closed 7Mi-tSc.
Corn No. 8 May, opened 3ic; duee& Utic:
June, opened W-c, closed SHc; July, opened
84Hc, close! 85ik Oats No. 2 May, opeoed
2?V, closed a.'-fcc; June, openet SKfrBc,
closed SVc; July, opened 2-,-, clewed
SaVjc, Fork June, opened Wi.TU, closed
Jll-tfi; July, opened $11,931, closed $11.76;
August, opened U.K5, closed SH.bVVs. Lard
June, opened and closed SG.65.
Live stock-The I'nion Stock Yards reports
the following range of prices: The market
fairly active on packing and sh.ppiag ac
count: light grades steady; other grades fc&
Itlc lower; saint ranged at t4.6tKa4.0 light.
J4.40,t4.45 rouKh packing. (4.4g4.S0 mixed,
and 4.4&4.tki heavy packing and fchlppiag
lots. Cattle Market moderately active on
local and shipping account, with prices well
maintained; quotations ranged at 8.0U(ft
4.IW for good to choice shipping steers, $3.UU
3&50 common to good do., t.T5(3S entah..
ers' steers, $2.5U2.T6 stockers, S.76S.
feeders, tl.502.75 cows, and $lJla.T In
ferior mixed stock and bulls. Veen
Market fairly active: prices 103,15 higher;
quotations ranged at MJLSii hora west
erns, $3.jik&4.lu shorn natives, and H-lii4.A
Produce: Butter Fancy Eltrin creamery,
SOQJttc per lb; dairies in line, ltkgAtc; roll kut
ter, 11(3,1. Eggs Ktrictly fresh, 1014c er
doc. Poultry Live chickens, Sc per lk; roost
ers. Be; turkejn, lu14c; ducks. l.13c, I'.ta
toes Choice Burbanks, &21c per bu: Beauty
of Hebron, SMtOSic; mixed lots, 30c; sweet po
tatoes, 1.753.t tier bbl. Apples-Choice
greenings, tlai.50 per bbl: poir lots, 75c
$1.00. Cranberries Bell and bugle. $4.UUVii(XJ
Nw York, May 14.
Wheat Quiet; No. 1 red state nominal;
No, do, 8c; No. 2 red winter Jane.
sHc; do July, 86c; do August, S8J$c Corn
Quiet; No. I! mixed cash, 44c; do May, 4OT4C;
do Jnne, 43c; do July, 4ic; do Angast,
43c. Oats Steady; No. 1 white state. o;
No. 8 do, 81HC:n4c; No. z mixed May,
4o; do Jvne, MS4c; do July, tc bid. Rye
DulL Hurley Nominal. Fork Dull; new
meei, f I ard ' luii-t; May,$?JtU;
June, $7.-l; July. $7.24.
LiveSlook: Catt le No market; dressed beef ,
firm; sidea. t)&tfft; y a. e-p aI1i La.h
Quiet, with an easier tone: clipped sheep, 34a
4?4C ft: li pped yearlin a, iK-iM-4e; spring
lambs. t3.j ;(i-iU 9 head. Hogs-Steady; nom
inal runge, i4.(JW;jtV:0.
Hay Upland prairie, $8 00,
Bay Timetny new $7&8.00.
Hat Wild, $6.0O3$s ju.
Cora-SSc ' r
Oosl-Bort lie : kaid M.oo
Cora Wood Oak, $4.. : Hickory, s.
traw-$o4: baled $8.00..
A "furnished gentlemana placcu to
rant" ia advertised in a New York paper.
SPRING HAS GOME!
the pleasure of beautifying home
U. B. ZIMMERi
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he mates his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEB LOW.
Wm. Ad-imson. KoLuxlincs.
Adamson & Ruick,
bhops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
tSIT'Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
A flne lot of Children's Carriages cheap. It will pay you to call before ;.or. lias.n.
No. 100(3 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
,.;:.r-,: ' rr,:::
with new pieces of-
1623 Second Aven
is reserved for
Opp. Harper House,
DAILY HIS STOCK OF
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups firmies Etc. Convenient
for NURSES with tailing water a delicious 11KEF TEA
is instantly r.rovi.le.1. INVALIDS will And it apprtlzlc?,
giving tone to the IVK.tKOT STOM ACH. Guaranteed to
be PUKE HKKK -r:N l-:. Put up In convenient pack
ages Of both SOI.II AMI H.l IU EXTKACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CHOCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL Viv
Xbr catalogue address ...
J. O. DUNCAN,
Dinm t. Iowi.
Call and compare stocks.
SmiTH & SON,
opp. Masonic Temple,