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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Monday. Mat 19. 1889.
President Harrison hss got rid of
Clark E Carr. the Galesburg politician
at last. He has sent him to Denmark as
minister resident and consul general,
with the prayerful wish that be will never
return. It is to be hoped that Clark is
. satisfied, for a more incessant political
beggar never lived.
The board .of supervisors of Stephen
son county has adopted a new depar
ture in the matter of having the proceed
ngs of its meetings published. It has
awarded the Bulletin the contract to pub
lish the official minutes, with the stipula
tion that each taxpayer in the county be
furnished a copy. As a consequence the
edition of the Bulletin last week reached
close to 10,000 copies.
Tbb Swiss government is trying to se
cure an international understanding on
labor laws. The main points submitted
for discussion deal with limitation of Sun
day work, of night work and of labor
among minors. The attempt is worthy
of commendation, but is scarcely likely
to meet with very great success. Condi
tions vary so much in different countries
that general uniformity of legislation is
neither possible nor desirable.
The London Chamber of Commerce
publishes statistics to show that in almost
all English speaking countries tea drink
ing is general. The only other country
which imports tea largely is Russia. The
greatest contrast is between New Zea
land and France, the former importing
7.65 pounds per head of population and
the latter only .03 of a pound. These
figures go rather to disprove the theory
that tea drinking causes nervousness and
The first death sentence in New York
under the new law calls tor the execution
by electricity of a convicted murderer
"during the week commencing June 24."
This vague sentence is in accordance with
the idea to take the prisoner unawares,
and do away with all painful prelimina
ries. It may have another good effect.
The first execution must partake some
what of an experiment, and if it should
fail, the prisoner's ignorance of the at
tempt would certainly be desirable.
In the Circuit court this afternoon
Judge Glenn granted Eva M. Graham a
divorce from Frank Graham on the
ground of extreme crneltv. Graham is
the "midget" hackman who has lived in
Rock Island several years.
The prisoners in the county jail in
dieted at the last term of court were ar
rayed and Jadge Glenn appointed coun
sel to defend them.
For John Ilayden, the boy charged
with burglary at Rapids City, Mr. Olivei
Olsen stated that be wished to commend
the prisoner to the consideration of the
court. The boy was half-witted and
from bis story had been sold when a boy,
by his father, for a calf.
For Cbas. Frances, charged with bur
glary at Andalnsia, Wm. McEniry en
tered a plea of not guilty.
For John Ferber, charged with forgery,
Adair Pleasants entered no plea today.
Marprtoed M reliant.
Thirty stone masons and stone cutters
from the three cities employed on store
house K on the island were laid off Sat
urday night, the fund for tbe work hav
ing been exhausted and they will be
obliged to remain idle until July 1, when
the new appropriation for arsenal work
which includes $30,000 for store house
K, becomes available. The workmen
were greatly surprised, as tbey thought
there was enough of tbe old appropria
tion to run them until the new one comes
in, and Congressman Gcst, when spoken
to npoD the subject this morning, also
expressed bis astonishment at the neces
sity of the men being thrown out of em
ployment Msj. McGinnis was communicated
with, and said there was nothing else to
do but stop work and discbarge tbe men ;
tbe funds for this building were all ex
hausted. Kane Ball.
Davenport defeated the Evsnsvilles
yesterday by a score of 4 to 0. The visit
ing aggregation succeeded in getting but
one hit off Rbines, while Davenport made
8cffofVogel. Harrington and Nicho
las were the respective catchers. There
were three thousand present. Today the
clubs are playing Saturday's postponed
game and tomorrow they will play tbe
third of the series and it will be a good
one as the teams are evenly matched.
The Argus carriers' base ball nine has
been arganized for 1889 and is now in
readiness to wipe up the earth with any
aggregation of players tbe same age that
dare oppose it. Look at the constellation
of stars that compose it: Kelly Flint
Brown, catcher; Clarkson Keefe Smith,
pitcher; ' Comiskey Anson Skiles,
first base; Pfeffer McPhee Normoyle,
second base; Burns Latham Bowman,
third base; Williamson Ward Culligan,
short stop; with Ryan Quayle, Hornung
Williams and OTtourke Corken in tbe
field. They are all sluggers from way
back and great field players.
Saturday evening Magistrate Wivill
fined James Haley and Farrall Brennan
f 3 and costs for drunkenness.
Marshal Miller blossomed out in regu
lation uniform and brass buttons yester
day morning and now says he feels him
Saturday evening Officer Boland ar
rested John Welch and C. W. Northern
for plain intoxication. This morning
Magistrate Wivill fined each $3 and costs.
Charlea Willis and Ed Jones were mak
ing a nuisance of themselves in the upper
part of town yesterday afternoon and
Officers Schaab and Loge took them in.
This morning Magistrate Wivill fined
each $3 and costs.
The mayor and police committee paid
visit to Davenport and examined into
the working of the police apparatus
there. The committee favors putting in
swinging barnesa and other conveniences
that will bring the patrol wagon as near
to the efficiency of an alarm system as
Officers Kramer and Cary descended on
the "Cracker Alley" den of infamy, run
by Lillie Johnston, Saturday evening, and
arrested three inmates. All were taken
before Magistrate Wivill. and Lillie John
ston was fined $10 and costs for conduct
ing a house ot ill repute, and Thomas
Smith and May Welch $5 each for being
A few weeks ago Pat Kelly, the porter
at the Harper, reported to the police the
loss of two f 3 50 blacking brushes. To
day Marshal Miller found them in the
possession of a colored boy named Mar
shall, who confessed having bought them
from two bootblacks named Lahiff and
Waumsley, who were put under arrest
At an early hour this morning, when
Officer Schaab was making his rounds in
tbe business part of the city he found one
of tbe front doors of the Fair, in Mitch'
ell & Lynde's block, slightly ajar. Mr.
Schaab at once went to Mr. Eck hart's
house and the latter returned with bim,
and upon examination it was found that
the door had not been properly bolted by
the person last entering it. Mr. Eckhart
examined the cash drawer and show case
and reported to the officer that nothing
had been stolen, showing that the store
had not been burglarized.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh tba' Contain
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
tbe 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 tbe blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get tbe genu
uine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
gSold by druggists. Price 75 cents
Two Hundred Ball Dogs for Tramps.
Lima, O., May 20. Tho Standard Oil com
pany, in order to protect its property in thi
vicinity from tramps, who have caused
numerous fire on its premiRes lately, has or
dered tbe I bilndelphia agent of the company
to purchase and ship to this place at onot
20J bull dogs, which will be distributed
throughout tbe Ohio oil fields.
Killed with a Slate Pencil.
MorsT CarmeLs I1L, May SO. James F.
Tilton died Saturday from a blow struck bv
a colored boy named Mott. The bovs were
at school. Mott hit Tilton with a slate
pencil, the blow Wing so hard that the
weapon penetrated the brain.
SHOCKING INFANTILE DEPRAVITY.
Two Children of Eight and Eleven Tears
Kill their Sinter Aged Three Tears.
Columbia, S. C, May 20. A shocking
story of infantile depravity comes fron
Spartanburg county. Gabriella Steadman,
a little 3-year-old girl, was left by her fathei
in the rare of a sister, Hester, aged 8. and a
brother 11 years old. The little one became
fretful and cried continually. Hester wa
heard to say that if the child did not stop she
would give it something to keep it quiet
The Little One Quieted.
Two hours later Hester and her brother Went
to a neighbor's house and sni 1 thir little
sister was dead. The child was found care
fully covered up in ted quit; dead, with a
wound on the buck of her hen. I. A stick with
which the murder was rnmmitte 1 was found
on the door. It is nut known whether the
girl Hest;r Li 1 1, si her sister unaided, or was
assisted by the brother. Neither of the chil
dren have lieen arrested.
RUN DOWN ON THE LAKE.
The Sehnoner Merirk Sunk On" Presqar
Isle Five l.ivrs IjmU
Pomr Huron. M:eh., May a. The steam
er R. P. Ranney, which arrived down Hatur
day forenoon reports having lieen in colli
sion with the schooner M. F. Merick oft
Presqiie island, resulting in the sinking of th
schooner with the loss of all brr crew except
ing tbe captain and one man. The following
were lost: Martin Johnson, mate; Mrs. Cole,
cook; Km n nelly, seaman, all of Clayton,
Ont; J. Charlevoix and W. Our, seamen, of
Sank In Twenty Seconds.
The schooner sank in twenty seconds after
being struck. Mrs. Cole, tho cook, stood
aft holding on to the wheel. When th
schooner sank every possible effort was mad
by tbe Ranney's crew to save the schooner 'i
crew. Tbe steamer's engines were reversed
w hen tbey came together. The weather wai
so thick they could see only a short distance.
Decided Against IIoTif,
Indianapolis, May 20. The supreme
court Saturday decided the case of Alvin P.
Hovey, governor, vs. John W. Riley. The
case is tbe one in which Riley, elected a trus
tee of the blind institute by the legislative,
brought suit in the Marion circuit court te
conifiel the governor to issue to him a com
mission. Judge Howland, of tbe circuit
court, declared in favor of the plaintiff, and
the governor appealed to the supreme court
That tribunal affirmed tbe decision of tbe
lower court Judges Coffy and Berkshire
A Itlg Ileal In Lumber rianta.
Pensacola, Fla., May 30. The Southern
States Land and Lumber company Saturday
made final payments and took charge of the
Muscogee Lumber company, the George
Robinson Mill company and the Michigan
Lumber company, aggregating; 6 mills with
400,000 acres of land and about forty miles
of railroad, Involving more than tl,A00,Q00.
The property is now owned by an English
Will Hold Elections for Postmasters.
Frederick, MiL, May 20. The people ot
Creagerstown and Middletown, this county,
have decided to bold elections for their re
spective postmasters. The names of the suc
cessful candidates will bo sent to Washing
t on, with the information to tbe president
that tbey are the choice of the people of those
boroughs, and requesting their appointment
Ten Shipwrecked Hen 8af.
Portland, Ore., May 20. News is re
ceived that ten of the crew of the foundered
steamer Alaskan have reached shore near
the mouth of the Sinslaw river, in Lane
county. They had a severe experience in an
open boat since leaving the steamer. There
were eleven in the boat, but in an attempt te
swim ashore one was drowned.
Contract Laborers Ordered Back.
New York, May 2a The ten English
contract laborers landed at Castle garden on
Thursday night, destined for Texas, were, by
order of Collector Erbardt Saturday morn
ing, taken back to the steamer Obdam, by
which they arrived, and placed under guard
of custom officers to await tbe departure of
tbe vessel on Thursday next
An Indiana Law Unconstitutional
Four Wayne, Ind., May 20. Tho Jay
county circuit court Saturday decided a suit
involving tho validity of the act passed by
tho last legislature forbidding tbe piping of
natural gas out of the state. It was declared
in conflict with the constitution of the United
States. Tbe case will go immediately to tbe
supreme court on appeal
A Japanese has discovered a method of
applying nickel plating lo wood.
Tlie National Capital.
Facts and Fancies from Our
A IEP0BT FEOM MINISTER HANJTA
On t tie Financial Situation In the Argentine
It public Comptroller Matthews' Re
murks on Supervisors" Claims Fat of
an Unsuccessful Oflloeseeher A CI reus
for the Haut Ton Appeals to Mrs. Har
risonThat Wilcox Affair A Spartan
Post Office Inspector.
Washington City, May 20. The secre
tary of state has received information from
Bay lias W. Hanna, the United States minis
ter to the Argentine republic, that tbe gov-
ertin ent, as be states, "has at last made up
ita mind to interfere in the baleful machina
tions of gold speculation on the Bolsa here,
or at least with the gold-jobbing features of
Rough on tho Gold Gamblers.
"It is a bold step," says Mr. Hanna, "and
has s artled the market from center to cir-
cumference. Nothing like it has transpired
in bs sines here for years It is exceedingly
radic al. Speculation in gold has been carried
on in this market to such an extent and for
such a time, and such vast interests have
grown out of it, that the decree of tbe presi
dent, while it is hailed with joy in fair deal
ing, liona fide commercial circles, is regarded
as a frightful juggernaut by the gamblers.
Thinks the Issue Problematical.
"Tlie value of tbe currency in this country
durii g the past four years of suspension of
specinl payments baa varied from twenty to
sixty points a month. This fact, of course,
has daggered the entire market. It became
especially important to the treasury depart
ment in the matter of foreign debt service
and t ther government obligations abroad.
Whet her the degree will accomplish desired
resul s the future will determine. Whether
a nat ion can tarnish its own integrity by
floating an irredeemable currency and con
strain its people to stttnd aloof from the
speculation it begets is something of a vexed
COMPTROLLER MATTHEWS' DECISION.
The New Official from Illinois on Elec
tion Supervisors' Claims.
Washington City, May 120. The claim
of John I. Davenport, chief supervisor of
elections in the city of New York, which
Comptroller Durham refused to allow, and
which brought about the sudden termination
of h s official life, has been allowed on an
opinion by Durham's successor, Comptroller
Would Not Disallow It If He Conld.
In bis decision the comptroller concludes as
follow: I will add here, tnat if it came
within the jurisdiction of this office to dis
allow any of the items of this account, I
could see no good grounds for so doing. The
exect tion of the election law is of paramount
impo tance to the whole people. What might
seem an exorbitant expenditure for securing
their proper execution in Springfield, 111,
for instance, would seem small when applied
to tht city of New York. The people should
be sf cured in the exercise of the elective
franc lise, and they possess the right to have
that privilege protected in order that each
legal voter may vote once, and but once, at
said election, and that the effect of that vote
shall not be destroyed or neutralized by the
depos t and counting of a fraudulent or
He adds that it is the president's duty to
see t tat the laws are faithfully executed,
even if the cost is extraordinary, and that as
the jt dge of the United States circuit court
for th proper district having certified to the
correi'tness of the claim It should be paid.
AN EXTRAORDINARY CASE.
Spart vn Conduct of a Post office Inspector
He Reports Against His Mother.
Washington Crrr, May 30. Two weeks
ago C oL Rath bone sent to tbe civil service
commission for two postoffice inspectors.
One of the men selected was running a fourth
class iHtofnce in Maryland, but immediately
after receiving his commission as inspector
he hac tbe office transferred to bis mother,
and reported to CoL Ratbbone for duty.
SatuTflay he was sent to his native
place to inspect the very office
that h had formally conducted, several com
plaint having come to tbe department abou t
tbe ii efficiency of tbe postmaster. In as
signing him to the work, however, Col.
Rath bane knew nothing of tbe fact that the
inspector was being sent to investigate his
own mother. Saturday the inspector re
turned a long report, sustaining the charges
and recommending that the postmaster be
removed. "Ret" Clarkson vouches for tbe
truth of this story.
"SOCIETY'S" LATEST FAD.
Washington Will Imitate New York and
Have a High-Toned Circus.
Washington City, May 20. The Sunday
Herald says: The present excitement in so
ciety if the prospective amateur circus, which
a num ler of well-known society people are
arrang ing to take place next month at the
Count)-y club. The success of this species of
entertainment in New York, given by Mr.
and M -s. Waterbury, has stimulated tbe lead
ers of 1 be fiaut ton. and an imitation of what
was dene in New York is perfectly proper
A nt niber of tbe ladies wht have posed as
croas-c juntry riders in tbe fox hunt will
take pi rt, and the positions of clowns and
ringnu sters will be supplied by well-known
society men whose qualifications for tbe posi
tions a" undisputed. A private rehearsal for
the me libers of the press and the friends and
families of the participants will shortly take
Nat al Cadets Given Auother Chance.
Washington City, May 20. The resigna
tions of the following named cadets at the
naval ncadomy were accepted yesterday by
Secret iry Tracy: Charles L. Kaufman, Q.
F. Scoit, W. L. Murray, L. C. Baird, R. L.
Douglass and H. W. Wilderming. These
young officers were found deficient at the re
cent st mi-annual examination and upon the
rscoim lendation of the academy board were
turned back one class. Attorney General
Miller, however, decided that this was illegal,
and Secretary Tracy had to drop the young
men fnmtbe service. He allowed them to
resign. Tbe congressmen in whose districts
these vacancies occurred immediately filled
the vacancies with tbe same young man, just
as thou gh they had never been in the
The Fight Over Wilcox. '
Wab.vqtow City, May 90. Senator
Far w el has joined bands with Senator Cul
lom in i fight against the appointment of
Dr. Wi cox as collector of internal revenue
far tb Springfield district A . protest
against Wilcox was made out in writing
Saturday, signed by both senators, and form
ally pr Mian ted to Secretary Windom. It
simply tated that it was a violation of all
precedents to appoint any one to a federal
om in which more than one congressional
district is interested, without the indorsement
of the mator. If Wilcox gets the commis
sion tlx re wui be a rumpus. . .
Offlm-ftoekera Writ to Mrs. Harrison.
Washington City, May 20. Mrs. Har
rison's i nail contains every day appeals from
offloe-sc ekers to use her influanos with bal
husband in favor of the writers. Some "of
the oonaspondents request Mrs. Harrison to
remind the president that their applications
remain unanswered ; they have heard noth
ing aboit tbem, and fear the president has
faiadvet tently neglected to act upon tbem
They tx g Mrs. Harrison to look around the
office ft r the letters or petitions and put then:
where Gen. Harrison will be sure to sec
them. Borne of the letters are from women.
The Misery of Offios Hunting.
Washington City, May 20. Henry W.
Rogers, a middle-aged man, came bare on
the 4th of March for. a consulate. He v
locked np Saturday night at the Twalftfc
Street station-house as a vagrant. He bad
nearly IS20 in eoppers and five-cent pieces in
his clotbes, tbe result of bis solicitations w.
the street. He was taken before Judgt
Miller in the police court one day last week,
and gave his personal bonds to get out ol
town. But he was sure of getting his poei
tion in a few days more and so he stayed.
Dlsgraee of a One-Time Official.
Washington City, May 20. Charles D.
Poston, who claims to nave been a delegate
from Arizona, a consul to Mexico, and form
erly connected with tbe general land office,
was arrested here Friday night by postoffic
inspectors on a charge of using the official
franks of Senator Stewart, of Nevada, and
Delegate Smith, of Arizona. In default oi
$2,000 bonds, Mr. Poston was committed tc
jail. Poston confessed his guilt He is a
gray-haired old man about 60 years of age.
and has resided here for some time.
An Oklahoma Swindle.
Washington City, May 20. The com
missioner of the general land office is in
formed that parties in Oklahoma are platting
town sites in the reserved school sections and
selling them to parties ignorant c f tbe fact
that the sixteenth and thirty -sixth sections it
each township are reserved for school pur
Tho Pension Appropriation Exhausted.
Washington City, May 20. During thi
past week the treasury department has di
bursed 1 11,880,000 on account of pensions
thereby exhausting the appropriation for the
current fiscal year, amounting to $31,750,000.
WORKERS IN THE VINEYARD.
Proceedings of the Several Church Con
ventions Now in Session.
Chattanooga, Tenn. , May 20. The South
ern Presbyterian assembly Saturday referred
the report of the committee on union with tht
northern church to a special committee. At
the night session the committee on publica
tion reported an increase of more than 20 pel
cent in business during the past year. Tht
committee on instil ute for training negrc
ministers also reported gratifying success,
twenty-eight students having attended th
institute. A resolution was adopted propos
ing a plan to supply vacant churches with 1
services. During the afternoon the member!
of the assembly paid a visit to Lookout moun
tain, and had an enjoyable time. Many oi
the visitors had been in tbe army during the
siege of Chattanooga, and were forcibly im
pressed with the new south as seen hem
Rockefeller's Magnificent Offer.
Boston, May 20. The American Baptist
Education society held ita annual meeting
here Saturday afternoon and evening. Tht
important feature of tbe meeting was the an
nouncement that John D. Rockefeller had
offered to give the society $000,000 of tbe
$1,000,000 needed to establish a Baptist uni
versity in Chicago. An additional gift of
$50,000, for the same purpose, was offered bj
C. Hinckeley, of Chicago. A vote of thanks
was adopt ed,and officers of the society electee
as follows: Fresi dent, Francis Wayland.
Connecticut; vice-presidents, George A.
HilLsbury, Minnesota; L B. Ely, Missouri
secretary, Lansing Burrows. Georgia; cor
responding secretary, F. T. Gates, Wiscon
sin; treasurer, Joshua Lovering, Maryland.
Other Church Gntherinfrs.
The Cumberland Presbyterians are holding
their annual assemblage at Kansas City, Ma
All the reports read indicate that last yeai
was a year of pngress.
The annual conference of tbe Indiana dis
trict of the Evangelical Synod of North
Amerii-a is in session at Yincenm-s, Ind., G.
Dietzi, of New Allmny. presiding and ovei
100 members present The reports showed t
decide.l increase in the work of tbe synoc
and tbnt all the missions were self-sustain
The general conference of the United
Bret'im-n church at York, Pa., Saturday
elected J. H. Snyder. Kansas; J. C. B.
Brane, Maryland; G. F. D-.-al, Nebraska; J.
W. Nice, Indimia, and John Dodds, Ohio,
directors of tue church erection society.
A Good Word for CanaJa's Railways.
Boston, May 20 At the regular monthly
meeting yesterday of the Oil Trade Associa
tion of New Eiigland, resolutions Wert
adopted, addressed to the senate committer
on trade with Canada, slating that the ex
istence of a route through Canada had greatly
lienefited commerce lietwern New Englanii
and the western states, had prevented exorbi
tant charges by the all-Aniei i.-aii lines, ano
had drawn large amounts of Canadian pro
ducts to R is ton for export. The association,
therefore, hope that there will be no restric
tions placed upon this commercial route.
Funeral of Editor Rice.
'New York, May 20. The impressive
funeral service of the Episcopal church was
said over the remains of Charles Allen
Tborndyke Rice, late minister to Russia,
Saturday at Grace church. Bishop Totter as
sisting at the service, and many prominent
men being present, among them Vice Presi
dent Morton, Gen. Sherman, Cbauncey M.
Depew and Robert G. IngersolL President
and Mrs. Harrison sent a lieautiful floral
tribute. Tbe body will he buried in Boston.
A G. A. R. Poat In Canada.
Ottawa. Ont, May 20. The Grand Army
of the Republic has authorized Mr. Cravelle,
of the Canadian inland revenue, to form a
post at Ottawa. There are many veterans
here who served in the war of tbe rebellion,
some of them now occupying superior posi
tions. Other posts will be established
The Two Americas Ilanquet Together.
1xkdon, May 20. The ministers represent
ing the Ncrth and South American republic;
at Paris met at a grand banquet at the Hotel
Continental yesterday. The entertainment
was presided over fey Mr. McLane, the" rep
resentative of the United States.
Robert Garrett Oft for Europe,
New Yor-c May 30. The steamship Wer
ra, which left for Southampton and Bremen
Saturday, took away Robert Garrett and a
party of relatives.
AN AWFUL PREDICAMENT.
Tight Place for a Man to Come Out ol
Without Serious Injury.
Nkwburg, N. Y., May 2i George W.
Coon, a former policeman, and at present
employed in the Erie railway yards here,
had a miraculous escape from death Satur
day night He was knocked down by eleven
loaded cars running down grade, and all
passed oyer him. He weighs 2Ti) pounds and
is only five feet nix inches high. Being ro
tund, it is marvelous that the eleven should
pass over him without killing him.
Torn by the Brake Reams.
He fell face upwards, nnd one brake leam
tore a f uitow t'.irougb bis nose and forehead.
Then another lieam caught him and whirled
him over on his lock. Another beam slashed
his back aud tore his clothes in shreda His
shoulders were alao bruised, and when found
be was fifty feet from where he full. During
it all he kept his head, knowing, as be said,
that if a low beam or rod struck him he must
be ground to pieces by tbe wheels. No bones
were broken, and last night be was in a fair
way to recover.
A Sequel to 44 8. T. I860 X."
New York, May 2a Cora Belle Knapp
has brought suit against the estate of Demns
Barnes, the lue millionaire patent-mediciue
manufacturer, for $250,000. She alletres tbnt
Mr. Barnes lived with her for two years as
nor nustMMid, and on her discovery that be
was married to another he promised to
leave her $25O,O0J in his will if she would re
frain from exposing bim. His will contained
no provision for her, hence the suit The
estate is valued at about $11,000,000, a good
part of which came from tbe sale of tbe once
famous "a T. 1800 X" bitters.
Mind Header Bishop's Death.
NEW YORK. Mav 20. Denutr Carannr
Jenkins has made an xaminaHon of tbe body
of Mind Reader Bishop. Tie examination
failed to establish tbe fact whether Blshon
died in a cataleptic fit or under the surgeon's
ami, a new poms mine case was devel
oped, however. It was that for one boor be
fore the autopsy took place tbe mlnd-reader'i
body was inclosed in an sir-tight casket.
This ia claimed to have been sufficient to cause
death, even if deceased was only in a trance.
This would acquit tbe pbysiciana
Their Robust Character Once
BY A PICTURE DEAWN IS BLOOD.
A Volley of Bullets Intended for a Colored
Editor Finds Victims in tho Persons ol
Three Whites The Hunted Negro Shol
to Pieces Next lay, and Matters Will
Probably Quiet Down Now Causa of the
44 Difficulty" a School Election.
Forrest Citt, Ark., May 20. Three peo
ple were killed herein an election affray
Saturday. It was an election for school di
rectors. S. M. Neely, a colored editor, be
came involved in a fight with a white mar
and ran toward ex-Sheriff John H. Park
ham, apparently for protection. In a flash a
dozen revolvers were drawn and a volley was
poured after the fleeing negro.
Result ol the "Gun Play."
When the Are ceased Thomas H. Parkham,
son of tbe ex sheritr-. Frank Faebre, mar
shal, and D. M. Wilson, sheriff, were found
dead on tho ground Neely escaped, but it
believed to be wounded. He is the editor ol
"Shot Like a Dor."
Later. The fight between the whites and
negroes here Saturday, in which three white
men were killed, culminated yesterday in an
attack on the building in which a M.
Neely, the political leader of the colored Re
publicans, had taken refuge, Neely was
found concealed in the collar and was shot
like a dog. Neely, his father and brother,
took refuge in The Advocate building when
the killing of D. M. Wilson, Thomas Park
ham, and Frank Faebre occurred Saturday
evening. Every effort was made to get at
Neely, but they proved unsuccessful, as the
negroes had barricaded the doors.
Stormed the Hiding; Tlace. j
About 2 o'clock yesterday morning several
shots were fired into the building in the
hope of scaring the negroes to a surrender.
At 8 o'clock yesterday morning Acting
Sheriff Van B. Izard persuaded old man
Neely and one of his sons to come out, prom
ising them a safe canduct to the jail and a
fair trial. S. M. Neely did not appear. The
sheriff's posse was not more than 100 yard
distant with the two prisoners when a num
ber of other members of the posse raided
The Advocate building. S. M. Neely wa
discovered secreted under the floor and was
riddled with bullets, at least ten shots being
fired into him. It was thought that others of
the Neely party were concealed under tht
floor, and tbe posse made an extended search,
but no more were found.
The Governor on the Ground.
The last killing created a great deal more
excitement, and the people were afraid of a
.raid on the town by the negroes. The act
ing sheriff wired Governor James P. Eagle
the facts, and asked that a company of militia
be ordered here. The governor came himself,
and is in constant communication with Adjt
Gen. John C. England, and if they are needed
the McCarthy Light Guards are ready to
move by special train at a moment s notice.
The company is well equipped and will be
able to handle the mob. It is thought now
that there will be no further trouble. The
feeling was so high against Neely that hit
death was looked for every moment after the
beginning of the riot, and now that be is out
of the way it is thought the feeling will sub
side, unless there is a negro uprising, when
the military will be called out
Causa of the Murder.
The candidates for re-election to the
school board were two white mem
bers of the board, but Neely and
his side desired to replace these men with
their candidates. Neely said: We propose
to secure control of the board and manage
the school to suit ourselves." Neely made
"incendiary" speeches on the subject He
was a prominent Republican. He was a
member of the state central committee and
ot tbe executive committee, and bad secured
the recommendation of that body for register
of the land office at this place, and would
doubtless have been appointed, as so far
President Harrison has observed the recom
mendations of this committee in making ap
pointments f this state.
RECKLESS OF THEIR LIVES.
Seventeen Men Take a Locomotive on a
Nashville, Tenn., May 20. A terrible
accident occurred on the Lebanon branch ol
tbe Nashville, Chattanooga and St LouU
railroad, about nine miles from this citv, at
4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The bridge
across Stone river caught fire from a passing
train. Seventeen men two whites and fif
teen negroes, who were working on the road
near by, went to the bridge and took an en
gine on it with the intention of extinguishing
the fire with the water from the tender.
Precipitated Into the Chasm.
The span gave way, carrying the men and
engine into the river, fifty feet below. Will
iam Morgan, white, the engineer, received
serious internal injuries. Tbe fireman, Cbarle
Gribble, aLso white, had his leg broken, and
received other serious injuries, and three of
the negro laborers were killed and six injured,
Another Case of Seventeen.
Belleville, Ont, May 20. An accident
occurred at Carley ville station yesterday by
which seventeen persons were injured, two
or three seriously. The Madoz mixed train
was standing at the station when another
train following crashed into the roar car, a
passenger coach, with the above result,
Roman Catholic Demonstration.
Chicago, May 30. The. largest Roman
Catholic celebration held in this city for
many years took place yesterday, the occa
sion being the laying of tbe corner-stone of
the De LaSalle institute, at the corner of
Wabash avenue and Thirty-fifth street The
Roman Catholics of the city and suburbs
turded out en maise, and made an assem
blage of fully 30,000 people. The ceremon
ies were of the usual elaborate cLara -ter.
Shot and Killed His Wife.
New York, May ao. Charles Wilson
shot and instantly killed his wife, Louise.
aged 19 years, last night on the boulevard at
Eighteenth street, near whiUi corner the
couple lived. Wilson escaped. Mrs. Wilson
bad left ber husband because he abused her
and was a drunken and shiftless fellow.
Tho Vice President's Wife Goes to Europe.
New York, May 20. Mrs. Vice President
Morton and ber daughter, Miss Edith, were
among the passengers on IVoard the French
steamer La Normandie which sailed for
Nino Negroes Drowned.
Yickrburo, Miss., May 20. Nine out of
ten negroes who were crossing the river in a
skiff near West Pass, Saturday night, were
drowned by the upsetting of the boat in a
squall A little girl reached tbe bank safely.
STRUCK FOR THEIR BEER.
A Prohibition Employer Raises Cain in
His Piano Factory.
Chicago, May 20. Workmen in tbe Bush
& Gerta' piano factory on Pearson street
struck last week, not for higher wages nor
for shorter hours, but for beer. The men
have been in the babit of sending for beer
during working hours, and the can went
often to tbe faucet William H. Bush, the
senior partner, is a Prohibitionist of the rad
ical order. He - visited the factory Friday
morning and saw the ran on Its journeying
between the faucet and the work room. He
issued an order that it must stop imme
diately. Bound Have That Beer.
The men worked until noon and then
about thirty of them marched in a body to
tbe down-town office. Tbey told Mr. Bush
they wanted beer, and beer tbey would have,
Mr. Bush said they couldn't have tbe beer.
Then tbey struck. At last a compromise
was reached. It was agreed that the can
should be brought into requisition only at tba
10 and 12 o'clock lunch hours, and tbe meg
returned to work.
SPRING HAS GOME!
and with it
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
cinsrip BLOB SUITES
No words can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
SKILL, SPEED AND ENDURANCE. j
Record of Athletic Sports llaie Bail,
Horse ltaee and Wheel Iterords.
Chicaoo, May 20. After fluctuating
somewhat during last week between the
fourth and fifth places in the League record
the Chicage club finished the week in the
same situation as it was May 11 fourth. It
has, however, played two more games thai)
either Boston or Philadelphia and one more
game than New York. The records of all tht
base ball aggregations are given below:
Nationnl Leiurue. I'lavwl Won. Lost. Pr. rt
B"-t"ii 19 14 5 .TM
)'hilntel!ita 1 13 .H4
New York 2i( 11 ..ViC
4'htrswt ji ii 10 ,.r2J
Cleveland Si II i .47f
PUlhurg 82 u 13 .!
lndtaimiMilis -j h 13 .H
Waliiot:t n 17 4 13 .23i
Western. Won. It.l.r.'Amerlran. Won.LottP.c
St. Caul...lti 3 .K4 SI. Louis.. X2 H .73i
Omahn 12 7 .ictl Br.n.klvn . 15 10 .6.
himix Oil j I I 7 .til I Kan. City 16 II .5B1
llenver 9 x .rus Cincinnati 14 14 -VM
Min'aiHilik ID .473 Athletic.. . 12 12
St. J.i.li. 7 lit .411 Baltimore. 12 14 .401
lX'.M..ln.M. s .32 I'oluililtllt. S 17 .321
Milwauki-e 4 17 .lo Louisville 7 20 ,i'.t
Saturday's L?ague scores were as follows:
At Boston Cleveland 8, Boston 10; at New
York Pittsburg 8, Kew York 2; at Wash
ington City Chicago 14, Washington 13
eleven innings; at Philadelphia Indianapolis
4, Philadelphia 5.
American association: (Saturday's games)
at St. Louis Brooklyn 4, St Louis 3; at
Cincinnati Baltimore 5, Cincinnati 7; at
IOuit-ville Columbus 3, Louisville 13; .at
Kansas' City Athletic 8, Kansas City 15.
(Sunday) at St Louis Brooklyn 2, St LouU
1 ; at Cincinnati Baltimore 5, Cincinnati 8;
at LouivilK' Columtms 1, Louisville 4. at
Kansas City Athletic 12. Kansas City 7.
Western League: (Saturday) at Minneapo
lis Milwaukee 3. Minneapolis 8; at Denvet
St. Joseph 12, Denver 7; at Des Moines
St Paul 7. LVs Moines 2; at Omaha Sioux
City 3, Omaha 1. (Sunday) at Milwaukee
St Paul 12, Milwaukee 9; at Denver St
Joseph 3, Denver 1 ; at Omaha Sioux City
, Omaha 2.
Race Track Performances.
LorisviLLK, Ky., May 20. Saturday closed
the race meeting here. Valuable won the 1
mile in 1 :43, Badge the 1 miles in 2. -09V,
Bravo the milu in 1:30V, and Tudor the
mile in l:lti.
New York, May 20. The races at Graves
end Saturday were won as follows: Sam
Wood, 1 mile, t:42i; Fides, 1 mile, 1:42; Bal
larat, mile, IM!; Cynosure, 14' miles,
2:10,';,-; Folly, mile, lKi; Ban Cloche, 4
Chicago, May 20. The principal race at
the West Side park Saturday was the lj
miles handicap, which Insolence won in
2:51. The other winners were Palisade,
mile; Little Bess,4 mile, Cataluie, 1 mile,
and Endurer, 1 1-10 miles. Time all slow.
Reading First In the "Kilte" Tournament.
Chica-kj, May 20. The six days bicycle
race for professionals, eight hours a day,
which closed at the Exposition building Sat
urday night, was won by Reading with only
one lap to spare. The final score was as fol
lows: Reading, CS5 miles 4 laps; Knapp, 6S5
miles 3 laps; Morgan fST miles 2 laps; Prince,
miles 2 lai; Si-Look, 07S miles 2 laps.
The crowd wa vociferous in its denuncia
tion of the tact ics of Prince and Morgan,
who, it was declared, kept in the way of
Knapp so as to prevent him from winning.
Mil Moon Out wrestle Cannon.
Cincinnati, May 20. The wrestling con
test for a purse of J4O0 between William
MuM.xin and Thomas Cannon came off last
night at the People's theatre. Muldoon won
the second and sourth falls, and in the latter
so injured Cannon's right arm that he gave
up the contest
Jessie Oaks Wins a Ilieyrle Rare.
Sew Yot;K, May 20. The women's six
day bicycle race of eight hours a day ended
at 12 oVltx-k S tturday night The final score
was as follows: Oaks, 1109 miles 3 laps;
Brown, (Vi'.l miles 1 lap; Baldwin, 640; Ar
maindo, 5s; Lewis 5'.4; Stanley, 528;
Woods, 425; McShane, 413.
Rail rtayer Hold a Secret Meeting.
New York, May 20. The ball players'
Brotherhood held a meeting at the F.fth
Avenue hotel yesterday. The session was
secret and it is not.known what business was
Conglieri I'p a Live Li rant.
Slocx ClTY, la.. May 20. Mrs. Jon Vet
tor, living near Manson, has been troubled
for the last six years with a stomach disor
der that at times gave her such pain that bfe
was despaired of. Saturday lnorniog, after
a violent fit of coughin.1 lasting twenty min
utes, she vomited a live lizard six inches in
length and of a light-green color. She at
once experienced relief. The reptile lived
A ftoy ot Ten Commits Suicide.
Harkodsburu, Ky., May 20. A sad case
of suicide occurred last night five miles from
this placo. Raney Toter, a boy scarcely 1C
years old, hanged himself in his motber'i
barn by means of a plough line. He had Just
come in from ploughing and was very tired.
Jurt before going to Ifjs barn he told hii
mother be wished be was dead and at rest
with his father, who died two years ago.
Overwork had brought on dementia and
caused the child to take Its own life,
"Who Frowed lat Itrick."
Evansvuxe, InA, May DO. A negro
child 15 months old, named Jar!. son, fell
from the second-story Trindow of a bigb
buildiug Saturday evening, striking the
brick pavement with ita beail, but, strange
to say, beyond a severe bruise it is not in
jured in the least, and ten minutes after il
was picked up it licgau playing and laugh
ing. The Weather We Mav KtpoeU
Wasuikotos City, May SO. The indica
tions for thirty-six hoars from 8 p. m. yester
day are as follows: For Indiana wnd Illinois
Fair weather in southern portion: local show
ers in central and nort hern portions, followed
by clearing weather, westerly winds; slightly
warmer in southern port on; stationary tem
perature in northern portion. For lower Mich
ig in Light local showers; westerly winds:
s.ationary temperature la western portion;
warmer in eastern portion. For upper Michi
gan Light showers; slightly warmer weather
westerly winds. For Wisconsin Local show
era; warmer In eastern portions;, stationary
temperature in western portions; variable
winda. For Iowa Light local showers; norta
erly winds, becoming variable; slight changes
Heavy rains nave assured splendid
crops in western and southern Oregon.
the pleasure of beautifying home
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
W. B. BARKER.
has purchased the well known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor
He will make a great effort to
Old Established Grocery
-that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best .u .
AT THE LOWEST PKICES.
U. B. ZIMMER
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits np in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
aVA fine lot of Children's Carriages cheap. It will pay yon to rail brr.wc porrhs.ng.
No. 1006 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
with new pieces of-
e good nsme of t,i,
is reserved for-
Opp. Harper House,
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