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THE tBOCK TBHZLTTP AIHH7B. SATU1IDAY MAY 18,-1809.
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THE DAILY AUGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Saturday, Mat 18. 1889.
' 50c shoes at the M. & K.
88c shoes at the M. & K.
Who said we needed rain f
25c, 18c, 50c slippers at the H. & K.
Fashloa books for Jane at Crampton's.
Strawberries tonight at F. G. Young's.
Popular Monthly for June at Cramp
ton's. Ladies' patent leather tipped shoes 1.
M. & K.
Godfrey Bltsor, of Milan, was in the
They are booming the shoe business at
the M. & K.
June "Young Ladies' Journal" at
Nice apples, oranges, berries and pine
apples at Boro's.
Patent leather tipped Oxford lace shoes
50c at the M. & R.
Wall paper almost given away by the
Adams Wall Paper company.
Some veiy handsome hanging lamps
just received at Loosley's.
Crowded all day at the M. & K. Bar
gain seekers are delighted.
A nice line of white and colored fancy
ests at Lloyd & Stewart's.
Get Loosley's prices on dinner sets.
His selections are of the very best.
Mrs. W. S. Marquis left for Minonk
this morning to visit at her old home.
Boots and shoes at your own prices at
the assignee sale, 1703 Second avenue.
To keep the shoe business bumming
the Jt. & K. will continue their shoe sale.
Do you know anything about styles?
Lloyd & Stewart have the latest in bats.
Get your cups, saucers, plates and
whatever you need for the table at
Mr. and Mrs. M. .J2. Sweeney rejoice
over the arrival of a baby girl yesterday
Ladies' fine kid turned Oxford tie for
65 cents at the assignee sale, 1703 Second
Lloyd & Stewart are showing the finest
lines of straw hats in the tri-cities. Call
A good honest made man's working
shoe for $1.15 at the assignee sale, 1703
The finest display in carpets and cur
tains ever seen in the city at Clemaan &
The slaughter of boots and shoes is
till going on at the assignee sale. 1703
Capt. A. J. Whitney is home from
Keokuk for the day, stopping at the
Rock Island house.
The Verne Swain brings an excursion
from op river points to Black Hawk's
watch tower tomorrow.
You can have your papering and k also
mining done promptly by the Adams
Wall Paper company.
Rev. G. W. Gue will deliver the me
morial sermon at the First Baptist church
at Cambridge, May 26.
Rev. W. S. Marquis goes to Sterling
next Tuesday to attend a called meeting
of the Rock River Presbyteiy.
Miss Lonie Weyerhauser entertained
ber class of the South Park Sunday
school at her home this afternoon.
The ladies of the First M. E. church
cleared $1,760 by the May festival, and
state that they will make it $2,000.
Mr. W. II. Hatch was on Thursday
elected superintendent of the Moline
public schools at a salary of $1,800.
Men's fine Kangaroo band sewed shoe
for $2.13; never was sold for less than
4, at the assignee sale 1703 Second ave
nue. Muscatine is now advertising for bids
for the erection of the bridge it wants
the Rock Island county farmers to help
Dr. S. F. Smith, of Boston, author of
the national anthem "My Country," will
preach at the First P.aptiHt church to
There will be a meeting for young men
at the Y. M. C. A. rooms at 3:30 tomor
row afternoon, subject, "How to Over
Announcement comes from Washing
ton of the appointment of W. T. Bough
ton as postmaster at Edgington, and P.
H. Bunker at Rapids City.
Clemann & Salzmann are having such
a rush of trade in fine furniture that they
were compelled to employ an extra band
in the upholstering department.
You can get shoes and slippers regard
less of cost or yalue, as we must have
money and the goods must go at the
assignee sale 1703 Second avenue.
Any one wanting to buy a parlor or
bedroom suite will consult their interests
by examining goods and prices at Clem
ann & Salzmann's before purchasing.
We defy competition on boots and
shoes and can sell you better goods for
leas money than any house in the city at
the assignee sale, 1703 Second avenue.
Six per cent loans by the Rock Island
Building, Loan and Savings association,
Tuesday evening, May 21. Premium
from 18 to 20 per cent. E. H. Guyer,
Clemann & Salzmann have just re
ceived two car loads of nice furniture,
which they have purchased at a bargain,
and of which the public will get the ben
efit in prices.
Over thirty thousand rolls of wall
paper sold In the last six weeks by the
Adams Wall Paper company, the largest
trade and the lowest prices ever in the
The Rock Island rink has ceased to be
a place of popular amusement. Collins
Bros, have commenced the occupancy of
It for a carpenter shop, having use for it
for more practical purposes.
There will be a meeting of the stock
holders of the South Rock Island chapel
at the Centre school at 2 o'clock tomor
row afternoon, to decide upon the loca
tion of the new chapel.
The annual congregational meeting of
the Broadway church will be held on
Monday evening at 7:30, having been
postponed from last evening in conse
quence of the storm.
It is said that Miss Byrnes' Chicago
trimmer has created quite a commotion
among the fashionable ladies of this city
who say that she trims bats and bonnets
Business Is picking op on the Rock
Island & Milan street railway. With
warm weather the watch tower becomes
the popular rendezvous for picnic parties
and pleasure seekers.
The Moline board of education has ap
pointed Miss F. E. Stratford principal
of building No. 2, at a salary of $1,000
a year, in place of Principal Bishop, who
comes to Rock Island.
Agent Cook and the boys about the C,
R. L & P. passenger depot, have been
ordered to don regulation white caps,
similar to those worn by Pullman con
ductors, the first of the month.
Collins Bros., the contractors and
builders, have moved their shop into the
rink building, on Sixteenth street and
Fifth avenue, where they will be ready
to receive orders for all kinds of carpen
The old club rooms of the republican
campaigners on Eighteenth street are
being utilized just now for the manufac
ture of boats to convey Boss Wells and
his crew up Salt river just four years
hence. Good idea.
Edwin Warren, the comedian, seems to
be playing under an evil genius. There
was a very light audience at his benefit
last night, though with the assistance of
the Rock Island minstrels, he gave a
Mr. Alexander Steel arrived from
Wichita this morning for a brief sojourn
among old friends in the city. When he
reads in tonight's Argus what Rock Isl
and is doing for itself this year, he will
wish he was back here to stay.
Mr. A. R. Stoddard, late of Hampton,
has been appointed postmaster at Briar
Bluff, Henry county, where he has a store
and large coal interests. Stoddard is one
of the very few democrats who will be
appointed to office under the Harrison
Ex -Circuit Clerk Bowman arrived
home this afternoon and was sent for by
Sheriff Silvia, who informed him that he
had been indicted for misfeasance in
office. Mr. Bowtran promptly gave
bonds for appearance when wanted, in
the sum of $1,000.
A young engineer, weight eleven
pounds, arrived at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. F. W. Means, on Moline avenue,
this morning. Means has to count five
beads now when he gets them in line for
roll call before going out on the road, but
it is with a wonderfully self-satisfied air
that he checks up the new one.
Chris. Olson, the inveterate drunk,
was gathered in by Officer Brennan last
evening in a sad state of helplessness and
demoralization. This morning Police
Judge Wivill looked seriously at Olson
as be emerged from his cell in the Armory
and thinking that he was in need of
further repose, committed him to the com
forting mercies of Sheriff Silvis and
charged him $50 and costs in advance.
John Markey, a wearied commercial
traveller, was found reposing in a door
way on Second avenue last evening by
Marshal Miller and Officer Kramer. He
was given a softer couch at the Armony
and this morning fined $5 and costs.
He paid and left the city.
Borky Moaataia Tom, the Lone Trap
per, Is here in Rock Island, at No. 1619 Sec
ond avenue, between Sixteenth and Sev
en teen th streets, and will remain antil
May 21st with his Wild West menagerie
of live bears, beaver, deer, coons, wolves,
half dog and half wolf, prairie dogs, Arc
tic owls, horned owls, burrowing owls,
Spanish owls, bitrons, badgers, spar
row, hawks, eagle, ferret, muskrat,
pelican, ten rabbits of various kinds,
gabbling crow, squirrels, Norway
goose, Arctic duck. Indian ben, screech
owls, white gninias, four alligators.
Come one, come all, and see this large
collection of live wild birds and animals.
Admission only ten cents. Doors open
day and evening. Ladies and children
especially invited. The clergy and their
families admitted free.
T. N. Prathkr,
Proprietor and Manager.
N. B. Everything guaranteed as rep
resented or money refunded at the door.
Bewara of Ointments for Catarrh tha Contain
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
the mucus surfaces. Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as the damage
they will do are ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from 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.
UaTSold by druggists. Price 75 cents
STATE LEGISLATIVE NOTES.
bay's Work of the Illinois mnd Michigan
Springfield, Ilia., May 18. The senate
yesterday reconsidered the passage of the
Monaban lottery bill, and it was put on the
order of second reading. The general appro
priation bills were passed. An attempt to
reconsider the recent vote on tha Chicago
drainage bill was tabled, and the bill made
special order for Tuesday. The bill repeal
ing the act to establish a home for the blind
at Chicago was reconsidered and killed. The
governor sent in nominations for trustees of
the Southern Normal university as follows:
E. G. Fitch, of Edwards county, and Emil
Schmidt, of Washington. Senate adjourned
to Monday afternoon.
Th house sent the Jones election bill to
third reading and made it special order for
Wednesday next, concurred in the senate
amendments to the school law codification
bill, and failed to pass the savings bank bill
48 to 73. An effort was made to revive
the defeated bill regulating the practice of
dentistry, but it failed. The bill to prevent
adulteration and fraud in dairy products was
passed. It provides that all such product
shall be sold for what they are. The general
tax levy bill was read the first time and the
bill to prevent employment of aliens on pub
lic works sent to third-reading. Resolutions
of respect to the late Hon. Jonathan Bimp
son were adopted and the house adjourned to
Killed an Important UilL
Lansing, Mich., May 18. Yesterday the
bouse put in the whole time discussing a bill
to exempt from taxation all mortgages,
bonds and note. The labor members in
dorsed the bill, but it was defeated. The
senate passed the general fish bill and a bill
appropriating $23,000 to purchase new
grounds for the asylum of insane criminals
; An Important Inquiry
Started by the Inter-State Rail
A CALL FOB NEEDFUL INFORMATION
As to the Use of Safety Appliances on
Trains A Thorough lnTMtlg-atlon Inmu
g irated Marshal Jones' Proceedings In
Oklahoma Lose Him Bis Position An
other Ut of Appolnments Gossip
About Various Official Places.
Washington Citt, May 18. The inter
state commerce commission yesterday ad
dretsed a circular letter to officials of the
different railroads throughout the country
Intended to call out full information and dis
cus ion upon the question of federal regula
tion of safety appliances on railroads. The
commission in their letter say: "The large
nun ber of accidents to employes and passen
ger! occurring on the railroads of this coun
try, and the public belief that a great part of
thee might be avoided by the use of proper
appliances, have led many states to make the
mecaanical features of railroad working the
subject of statutory regulation. It is well
kno'vn, however, that in respect to some at
least of these features the conditions are
sucb that regulation, if attempted, ran
nai titer secure adequate benefit to the public
nor be just to the railraids themselves unless
it bt uniform over the whole country."
Subjects for Consideration.
Tl e eommtaion urges thorough considera
tion and immediate attention to the follow
ing matters of especial importance bearing
on this subject: History of state legislation
on the subject and its results; progress in tne
use f train-brakes on freight cars, automatic
coup lers and safer methods of lighting and
beat ng; other safety devices; whether fed
eral legislation is desirable, and what it should
try to accomplish in each of the matters sug
gest d; how federal legislation should be car
Tbe circular letter will also be sent to all
state and territorial railroad commissioners,
as v ell as to the officers of the Knights of
Labor, Federation of Labor, and trades
unio is generally throughout the country.
MARSHAL JONES WAS "FIRED."
He looses His Job Because of That Okla
Washington City, May 18. Riohard L.
Walker, of Kansas, who was appoined United
States marshal for the district of Kansas
yesterday, succeeds Marshal Jones, against
whom charges of misconduct in office during
the t.me of the opening of the Oklahoma set
tlement had been made. Tbe president and
the attorney general decided not to allow
Jone to resign, and tbe opdor for his removal
was made yesterday.
The Case of Tom Needles.
Attorney General Miller said to a United
Pre, reporter yesterday afternoon that action
in M irshal Needles' case bad been suspended
until more information concerning the charges
against him could be procured. Mr. Miller
added that so far there was nothing to show
that Marshal Needles was guilty of the charges
preferred against him.
Washington City, May 18. The presi
dent made a few more citizens happy yester
day by appointing them to offices. The list
of appointees included:
Richard L. Walker, of Kansas, to be
Unitxl States marshal for the district of
Kant as; Amor Smith, Jr., of Ohio, to be
survtyor of customs for tbe port of Cincin
nati; David W. McClung, of Ohio, to be col
lector of internal revenue for the First dis
trict of Ohio.
Ateo tbe following borne rule territorial
appointments: William D. Lee to be asso
ciate justice of the supreme court of New
Mexlxo, John W. Witcher to be United
Statet attorney for Nevada, John Murphy to
be a.torney for Dakota and James W.
Savai;e, of Omaha, Neb., to be a govern
ment director of tbe Union Pacific railroad.
Cbtxles Roeser, Jr., of Wisconsin, was ap
pointsd topographer of the postofflce depart
ment, vice David Enright, of Michigan, re
movel, and Hon. John R. Lynch, of Missis
sippi, fourth auditor of the treasury.
Justice Miller to Resign.
Washington City, May ia There seems
to bt good reason for regarding as well
founded the rumor that Justice Miller on the
assem bling of congrew in regular session in
December next, and perhaps sooner if any
extra session is called, will resign his seat as
amooi ito justice of tbe supreme court of the
Unite 1 States. It is distinctly understood
that te will favor for appointment as bis suc
cessor, as far as he can properly do so, ex
Judge George W. McCrary, of his own state,
Editor Rice's Successor.
Washington City, May l& Scarcely had
inf orr lation flashed over the wires that Allan
Thorn dyke Rice was dead when speculation
began as to a probable successor. Murat
Halstead's name was freely mentioned at
first, but yesterday gossip had turned to Col.
Willi m Cassius Goodloe, of Kentucky, and
it is at id his name has already been presented
to Mr. Harrison for consideration.
Senator Cullom Objects.
Washington City, May 18. Several days
ago Dr. Wilcox was appointed collector of
Intern il revenue for tbe Springfield (Ills.)
district, and although his bond has been re
ceived his commission has not been sent.
It is said that Senator Cullom "insists that
Wilcox's appointment be set aside" and bis
choice put in the place. It is also stated that
the pr. eiden t is hesitating.
A British Viscount's Rascality.
London, May 18. The preliminary trial
of Visnount Mandeville on the charge of fraud
was resumed yesterday at Clerkenwell po
lice co jrt. From the statement of the counsel
for thu prosecution it ap)wars that the vis
count, who is well known in America, hav
ing married a New York lady, obtained in
1887 from one Thomas Apps sums aggregat
ing nearly flO.OOO by false pretenses. The
defence is a general denial.
Putrick Egan En Route to Cltill.
Chicago, May 18. Patrick Egan, minis
ter to Chili, arrived here yesterday after
noon, n route to New York, from which
city he sails for Chili in a tew days. Mr.
Egan 'as tendered a reception by tbe Irish
Amerl aw club of Chicago last night, whlob
was attended by many distinguished citizens.
Biggest Oil Strike In Ohio.
Pittsbttbo, Pa., May 18. A special from
Tiffin, O., says that the largest oil well in
Ohio has "come in" at North Baltimore. It
filled an 600-barrel tank ia an hour. Land
in the town is held at enormous prices.
The Pope Suddenly Taken 111.
RoK S, May 18. The pope became suddenly
ladisptsed yesterday, and Is quite weak.
A BLAZE AT HUNTINGBURG, IND.
Out Property to the Taluo
lSS.OOO Other Fires.
Hero 'Ingbcbg, Ind., May 18. A disastrous
fire visited this city yesterday morning. The
loss agf regates 1 135,000 and is distributed as
follows: Herman Roberts, tobacco ware
house, f-ontainlng over 1,000,000 pounds of
loose ai id pressed tobacco, and his fine resid
ence, f 5,000; Dr. BwarU' drug store and
residence, $8,000; Roelker's residence and
marble shop, 4,000; Mrs. Hummel 's wagon
shop, t ,000; Moenkhause, saloon, 1,600; A.
H. Mill a-, saloon and residence, $6,000; Andy
Frith.ialoon, t2,000; Robert Ruch, bakery,
11,500. The total insurance will not exceed
Fire at Noblerrllle, Ind.
Iirou NAPOLia, May 18. A fire broke out
In The Journal office at Noblesvllle about 10
o'clock art night, and for a time threatened
to destrjy one aide of the public square. As
sistance was called from this city and an en
gine ai d reel were sent there, but before
reachia, tbe place tbe fire was under con
trol. 1 ae loss will probably not exceed $35,-000.
PRESBYTERIANS IN CONFERENCE.
Proceedings at New York and Chattanoo
ga The Reformed Church.
New York, May 18. As soon as the pre
liminary religious service was over in the
Presbyterian assembly yesterday the organi
sation was completed, the standing commit
tees announced and the educational commit
tee's report was read, the feature of
which was tbe large percentage of churches
that have gone out of existence during the
Falling Off of Churches. .
The percentage was 3B, the largest in the
history of the church, and was accounted for
principally by the need of money. There
were also 500 churches with memberships of
from one to twenty-five without pastors.
The church was sadly lacking in new men to
take the places of those incapacitated by Ill
ness and old age. The report also called at
tention to the need of work among the col
ored people. Dr. Smith, of Baltimore, said
the negroes were rapidly leaving the church.
A. Crank Creates a Diversion.
Just here the proceedings were disturbed
by a "crank" who appeared near the moder
ator's desk and shouted to the brethren to
"awake and bestir themselves." Two of the
brethren awoke sufficiently to put the in
truder out, but had to bestir themselves
pretty lively before they succeeded. The
man, as he was being assisted toward the
door, continued to shout and flung around a
quantity of circulars signed "S. I. Hickey,
Brooklyn" and containing texts of Scripture.
Work Among the Negroes.
The committee on f reedmen reported in fa
vor of a separate board for that class of citi
zens, a proposition that was opposed by Dr.
Hamlin, of Washington City. There was
a good deal of debate, and finally, after mak
ing some progress on the repoat, adjournment
was taken to Monday. A reception was ten
dered the assembly at the Metropolitan Opera
honse, last night, by the Presbyterian union
of this city. Addresses were made by Gov
ernor Beaver and others.
The Chattanooga A mw in My.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 18. The
Southern Presbyterians completed their or
ganization yesterday, and referred a large
amount of business to tbe proper committees.
An invitation to visit Lookout mountain to
day was received, and in order not to violate
the constitution the members were advised
to go as individuals, one member remarking
that if suoh invitations were accepted by the
conference they would he getting invitations
to attend base ball games next.
The report of the fraternal delegate to the
Reformed Church of America was to tbe
effect that he had been well received, and
suggested the continued appointment of such
delegates. Tbe report on foreign missions
stated that the receipts had amounted to
more than for any previous year, and that
tbe missionary work was progressing encour
agingly. Asking an Investigation.
Rev. W. U. Mark land having made
charges of mismanagement against the ex
ecutive committee of the foreign mission
board, an investigation was asked, and tbe
matter was referred. Greeting was received
from tbe New York assembly and appropri
ately answered. At the evening session a
prayer and praise service was held.
Proopecta of Reunion.
Pittsburg, Ta., May 18. In 1833 the Re
formed Presbyterian church split into two,
calling themselves the "Synod" and the "Gen
eral Synod." There is a prospect now that
the sections will 1 united, and a conference
committee has had several meetings, while
tbe sentiment for reunion is very strong.
The question ujwin which they split in 1833
was that of voiint; in political elections, the
"Oid Covenanters," as they are called, refus
ing to allow members to vote tweause God is
not reonpniEod in the constitution of tbe
FATAL DELUGE OF RAIN.
A Tunnel Inumlatetl and Three Laborers
Drowned Killed liy i.ishtiilng.
Milwaukee, Wis., May IS At 6 o'clock
last night a violent thuudor storm struck this
city, rain falling in a perfect deluge. A
force of men, at work in the tunnel running
to the river under Commerce street, were
overwhelmed by the flood from a bursting
sewer, which filled the tunnel Three Polish
laborers were drowned. The lodies cannot
le recovered without a steam pump to empty
the tunnel when the flood abates.
Violent Storm at Kansas City.
Kansas City, Ma, May IS. The worst
thunder and rain storm experienced here in
three years raced all day yesterday. Four
bouses were struck by lightning, and in some
portions of the city the block pavements
were washed away. Big washouts are re
ported in tbe roads centering here. The
Union Pacific Denver express was delayed
six hours by a washout thirty miles west.
Fonnd Iead on the Floor.
Janesville, Wis., May 18. During a
severe storm last evening the home of Dayton
Flagg at La Praire was struck by lightning.
After the fire was extinguished Mrs. Flagg
was found dead on the floor. Her little child
was twdly burned. The child will survive.
Carnegie Tries to Reduce Wages.
Pittsburg, May 18. Notice of a new
shifting scale of wages was posted to-day at
Carnegie's Homestead steel plant It is
made up on a basis of $-'7.50 per ton for
steel blooms, with the minimum at $i5, and
it is practically a reduction averaging 30 per
cent It falls heaviest on tbe best paid men,
and cuts tbem in some cases 50 or 60 per
cent The employes had notified the firm
that an advance in wages would be de
manded July 1. The reduction will proba
bly cause a strike of the 2,500 employes. If
the strike is defeated the scale will probably
be adopted in all the other steel mills.
Who Should Fay for the Drinks Now T
Cleveland, May 18. A dispute arising
in a Superior street saloon between Farrell
J. McCarthy and Ira Benton as to who
should pay for the drinks, tbe men adjourned
to a rear area way to fight it out McCarthy
knocked Benton down and brutally kicked
him so that be died shortly after at Lakeside
hospital. McCarthy was lodged In the
police station charged with murder.
Receiver Wanted for a Railway.
Chicaoo, May 18. A majority of the
bondholders of the Chicago and Atlantic
railroad petitioned Judge Gresham yesterday
to apiKiint a receiver for that road. They
desire tin appointment of some person who
shall have some influence with the Erie road,
the eastern outlet of the Atlantic rood.
Jude Greslinm adjourned the bearing of the
case for me day.
Big Failure In tbe Wool Trade.''
Philadelphia, May 13. The Almy Man
ufacturing company, operating three large
woolen mills at Kensington avenue and
Huntingdon street, was indefinitely suspend
ed last night, owing ta the failure of the
oomjmny. The concern employed about 300
men. The liabilities will reach nearly if not
quite t50,000; assets, 400,000.
CO-OPERATION AT WANAMAKER'S.
The Postmaster Oeneral Talks to Bis Em
ployes About the Annual Distribution.
Philadelpha, May 18 Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker addressed over 3,000 of bis
employes last night He talked to them for
over half an hour with frequent outbursts of
applause. Tbe occasion was the second an
nual distribution of tbe profits of tbe im
mense establishment among its employes, and
tbe big gathering was held in the carpet de
partment of the store.
Figure or the Distribution.
Among other things Mr. Wanamaker said
"The sum paid out in monthly payments to
sales-people over and above regular salaries
was $50,V!tt3.29. With what has been already
paid and what shall be paid to-night there
will t added 4fi,0i29, making a total of
$104,345,118. Last year's distribution was
1 109,439. 08, Total distribution for two years,
121 3,785. 3. We have paid the usual salaries
and exactly f 104,345.08 more by this free
will distribution. Not one person, to the
best of my knowledge and belief, would have
nad ' any larger salaries bad this plan of
distribution not been ia farce."
Four Miles a Minute.
Startling Velocity of a New
IT HABNESSES THE LIGHTNING.
Some Details of the Invention A Battle
for Millions on the Stock Exchange Won
by Vlllard Tanner Denies That Story
About Gen. Black's Letters A Rumor
That James Gordon Bennett Ia Going to
Faee the HahdU
New York, May IS. A new scheme of
transportation is to be introduced between
New York and Boston whereby, it is said,
large packages of mail and even cars con
taining passengers can be whisked from one
place to another, a distance of 230 miles, in
less than an hour. This would be equal to a
speed of four miles per minute. An experi
ment with the new machine was held Thurs
day in Boston in the presence of many scien
tists, including Professor A. E. Dolbear, of
Tuft's college, who announced that he was
thoroughly satisfied of the success of the
Description or the Invention.
The inventor, John G. Williams, is a resi
dent of this city. His machine consists of a
magnetic car, banging from a rail, where it
follows a streak of electricity. With one
horse power it is said that one ton can be
thus trans-ported of 1,440 miles a day at a
cost of 30 cents. This, in mail matter, would
represent some 2,880,0) letters, and by this
system packages of mail could be sent oft
every five minutes if necessary, thus prevent
ing large accumulations. The single track is
to be carried on tripods some distance above
the ground, and the car will pass through
coils of insulated wire at intervals.
The Scientific Principle.
In the experiments Thursday the carriage
exhibited was mounted on a wooden track,
on posts about three feet high, with an ascent
of six inches in fifty feet, and it ran on one
wheel at each end. The scientific principle
involved is said to be that by which a hollow
coil of insulated wire will draw a magnet
into itself, and in the aerial railway the car
passing through a coil cuts off the current,
which goes on to one ahead.
BATTLE ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE.
The Prlxe lielng Control of the Oregon and
Transcontinental Vlllard Wins.
New York, May 18. The battle on the
stock exchange yesterday for control of the
Oregon and Transcontinental railroad was
one of the most exciting ever known on tbe
floor, and after the close of business Mr. Vil
lard walked over to Elijah Smith and said:
"I have won. I have 201,000 shares locked
up in my boxes." Mr. Smith did not admit
his defeat, but did not claim victory. There
are 400,000 shares altogether. The price was
run up by big jumps from 37 to 64 amid
The Parties to the Fight.
The war tor control was between the Yil
lard party, who are said to include the
Standard Oil people, the big Berlin banker
Baron Bleichroder, W. L. Colby and others,
and the Smith party, including the Union
Pacific people and other capitalists interented
in Pacific roads outside of the Northern Pa
cific. GEN. BLACK'S LETTERS.
That Report About Political Correspon
dence Is a False One.
New York, May 17. The World's Wash
in ton City special says: Corporal Tanner,
being asked about a report that a lot of Gen.
Black's political correspondence bad fallen
into his bands, said:
"Politically I am an enemy of Gen. Black,
but personally we are friends. Hence I want
to deny absolutely the story that certain per
sonal letters, written to him by special pen
sion examiners, are in my possession. W hen
this story was first related to me I called Mr.
Brock into my office and questioned him on
the subject He replied that such a state
ment was a fabrication out of whole cloth.
No such confidential political letters exist,
according to my knowledge and information,
which is derived from a careful investiga
tion of the papers and files of the pension
Amazing Rumor About Rennett.
New York, May 18. A cablegram an
nounces that James Gordon Bennett is at
Alexandria. One rumor is that he has laid
a heavy wager that be will visit Khartoum
and return safe, and another is that be has
heard that Gen. Gordon is still alive and
may lie ransomed from the mahdi for 1,000,
Mind-Reader Bishop's Doctors Held.
New York, May 18. The three physicians
who performed an autopsy on the remains of
the mind-reader BUhop, were yesterday held
in $'J,500 bail each to await tbe result of the
inquest which will be held next week, on the
charge of Bishop's mother and wife that the
autopsy killed him.
GERMAN LABOR TROUBLES.
A Bitch In the Negotiation, bnt the Situ
Berlin, May ia Tbe negotiations be
tween the employes and employers in AVest
phaHa have failed to bring about a settle
ment of the difficulties, but is hoped that the
meeting of tbe masters, which will be held at
Bochum, will accept tbe terms of the miners.
Some of the masters still reject tha terms.
The strikers' committee bas reported to the
strikers at Dortmund the result of their visit
to Berlin. Over 5,000 strikers have expressed
their approval of a compromise and declared
their intento accede to tbe terms that may
be proposed by the meeting. A large num
ber of men have resumed work, relying upon
the active influence of the emperor with the
Union Pacific Karnings.
U08TON, May 18. Gross earnings of the
Union Pacific railway, entire system, for
March, $2,751,008; decrease from same month
last year, $542,272; net earnings, $1121,172;
decrease, $500,017; for three months to March
31 gross earnings, $7,4)16,235; decrease from
same period last year, $51S,18S; net earnings,
$1,970,818; decrease, $814,722.
Rilled Himself Rather Than Keg.
JUerideit, Conn., May 18. The body of
Cornelius Vanderkief, formerly a soldier, was
i . i i . . .
iuuuu in vue wooas yesieraay with a
laudanum bottle ltide it Letters on the
body indicated that tbe man bad slept in tbe
open fields ten nighta and was starving, but
killed himself rather than beg. Ho had seen
Ice Cream Begins Its Campaign.
Habtford, Conn., May 18. About sixty
persons in South Glastonbury were made
violently ill Thursday night by partaking of
vanilla toe cream at a ohurcn fair. I wi of
them are in a serious condition, but are ex
pected to recover.
The Diamond Field Record.
Chicaoo, May 18. Following are the
scores at base ball made yesterday by Na
tional league clubs: At Washington City
Chicago 11, Washington 4; at Philadelphia
Indianapolis 5, Philadelphia 6; at New York
Pittsburg 7, New York 11; at Boston-
Cleveland 4, Boston 14.
American association: At St Louis-
Brooklyn 2, St Louis 11; at Cincinnati-
Baltimore 5, Cincinnati 14; at Louisville-
Columbus 9, Louisville 4; gsnmt City-Ath
letic game postponed rain.
Western league: At Minneapolis Milwau
kee 2, Minneapolis 14; other games postponed
Big Money foe Hoi
Louisville, Ky., May 18. John Camp
bell, of Chicago, purchased from F. B. Har
per, of Nantura farm, yesterday, the run
ning qualities of the 5-year-old Valuable by
Ten tsroect, dam Uzzie 13 tone, lor $10,000.
He bought the S-year-olda Lotion and Loeb
risty from Mr. Harper, Thursday, condi
tionally upon their showing satisfactory
trial yesterday morning. .The bargain waa
consummated later . by Campbell paying
3,uuu I or ue paifu.. . -
SPRING HAS GOME!
and with it
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
-insr PARLOR STTITES-
No words can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
C. A. Steel, - - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONT.V.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22d.
The Great German Comedian and Sweet Sing,
er, in bis new Romantic play.
under the management ef
SIDNEY R. ELLIS
Mr. Gardner will King the following new
'Shut Yonr Eyes Tightly nd Open Your Month,"
"Oersian Swell." "l'retty Bobolink."
Aud the greatest of all surceases,
Prices-75c, 50c and 25c. Now on sale.
Sunday and Tuesday,
May 18, 19 and 21.
Game called at 3:30 p. m.
Saturday Evening, May 18th.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
CUAS. BLKI KK.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. G. Taylor
Under Rock Iiland Donae.
in the three cities is
Ice Cream made from pure Cream
and flavored with the popular
flavor. A trial of this cream
will convice all that It can
not be excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, fnrnlshed on
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6
and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest Collected without
Erery effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details.
the pleasure of beautifying home
w. B. BARKER
has purchased the well known
Fourth Ave. and Teuth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the Kr,0l nime of u.ia
Old Established Grocery
-mat it bas always enjoyed by dealing only in the best 2ooJs
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
U. B. ZIMMER
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine tbem and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES JR) LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
fine lot of Children's Carriages cheap.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
126 and 127 West Third St.,
with new pieces of-
No. 1623 Second Aven
is reserved for
Opp. Harper House,
DAILY HIS STOCK OF
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups Gravis, Etc. Couvfuleot
for NURSES-" it'' U'iliwr water a di-lMous BKKK TEA
18 instantly provided. INVALIDS will And It appetliiuft
giving tone to the WK.IKKST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be PUIJK lit 1 1 F.ssENCK. Put up in convenient pack
ages Of loth OLII AMI fXl'Itt EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.'
COMPLETE IX ALL
9br catalogues address t
J". O. DTJN 0 A.5, :-
It will pay you to rail bctorr pmlMg-
No. 1000 Third Avenue.
Call and compare stocks.
SMITH & SON,
opp. Masonic Temple,