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THE DAILY AUGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Friday. Mat 24. 1889.
Oa Toit f lnvpertlon.
A special came in on the C, B. & Q.
at 6:15 last evening, containing some of
the highest officials of the Burlington
system, who are on one of their tours of
inspection of the lines under control of
the great company. Most prominent of
hose on board were: General Manager
E. P. Ripley, General Supt. J. D. Bess
ler, General Freight Agent Paul Morton,
General Passenger Agent P. 5. Eastis.
Superintendent of Illinois lines F.C.Rice,
8upt. of Chicago Division L. E. Johns
ston and some of the directors of the
company. Trainmaster J. C. Stanton, of
the St. Louis division, joined the party
here. They spent the night in their car,
going to Davenport early in the evening,
- where important plans are under consid
eratlon. The party left this morning.
To an Argus representative one of the
officials Slid the party was simply out on
a tour of inspection, and when asked if
there was anything new about building a
bridge at this point, the railroad man
simply shook his head, looked wise, but
said nothing. It is a truth nevertheless
that the Burlingto j will not rest easy un
til it spans the Mississippi and enters
Iowa at this point.
A Halt for llrav)' DaaaifK.
This morning Maj. J. M. Beardsley
filed with the clerk of the circuit the pa
pers for a suit for $20, 000 damages
against Williams, White & Co., of Mo
line. The complainant is Michael liens
ler, a Moline painter, who, in the latter
part of February last met with a terrible
mishap while employed in Williams,
White & Go's. shop. He had been or
dered by Supt. Grime to paint a bending
machine, and was in the act of putting on
the finishing touches, when a machinist
standing on the opposite side, threw the
machine into gear and the unfortu
nate painter's left arm was caught
in the gearing half way up to the
elbow and crushed to a jelly. Amputa
tion of the injured member a short dis
tance below the elbow was necessary, and
Dra. Wessel and Arp performed the op
eration. The man, in addition to suffer
ing untold agonies, had the misfortune
of being poor, an invalid wife, who has
since died within the past week leav
ing three children, one an infant. Mr.
Hensler claims that be had no warning
that the machine he was painting was to
be set in operation; that he was getting
it in readiness for shipment to Duluth,
Thrre Uood tiaara.
Tomorrow the Burlington base ball
club will arrive at the Rock Island house
for a three days' stay, and on tomorrow
afternoon and the two succeeding days
will play the Davenports. These games
will undoubtedly draw a large attendance,
as five of last year's Davenport nine are
with that team Manlove, Phillips, Reia
ing, Mayer and Stevens. All these
players won hosts of admirers last season,
by their ability in picking up liners or
pulling down flies, emphasized by two
and three-baggers and occasional home
run drives, which turned the tide in Dav
en port's favor in many a hotly contested
game. And notwithstanding they are
"ferninst" Davenport now and will do
their utmost to defeat "the pride of that
city, they will be as welcome as the
flowers of May."
Tomorrow being ladies' day, all ladies
will be admitted free.
The HoldlerV monument.
Capt. Wm. J. Ranson has just returned
from Sterling, 111. .where he and Mr.
Robert J. McUee succeeded in closing a
contract for a soldiers' monument to be
erected in Sterling, as stated yesterday.
The monument is to stand fifty feet high,
and to be made of Barre, Vermont,
granite, costing f 5,000. The McGee
Granite company is one of the leading
monument firms of the country, which
we are pleased to say as our former
townsman, is at the head of the concern,
and ia now located in Chicago, with
two different establishments there, and
an office in Evansville, Ind. ; also a quarry
in Barre, Vt., and employing sixty men
with twelve salesmen representing the
business in several states.
The steamer St. Paul went south this
The big Pittsburg, of the Jo line, will
be up tonight.
The Sidney is expected down tomor
row evening or Sunday morning.
Capt. Ben Conger will leave Dubuque
next Saturday with the steamer Libbie
Conger, of tho Diamond Jo line, which
boat he will take to Kansas City, where
she will be put in the excursion business.
The Conger, which will pass- here about
Sunday, has been thoroughly renovated
and repaired, and will be worth seeing.
Mrs. Sarah, wife of Andrew Hedburg,
died at her home, 427 Eighth street, at 7
o'clock last night, of inflammation of the
stomach, after an illness of three weeks.
Deceased was born in Sweden sixty
seven years ago, and had been a resident
of (Rock Island thirteen years. She
leaves with her husband the following
children: Charles Iledburg, Mrs. Aman
da Oberg and Mrs. Annie Youngren, of
this city, and Mrs. Mary Samuelson, of
At the meeting of the Rock Island Tur
ner society last evening it was decided to
bold a picnic at Hubert garden on Satur
day afternoon and evening, June 1. The
Davenport turners have been invited to
participate in the festivities, and one of
the interesting features will be calisthenic
exercises by a large class of Davenport
and Rock Island girls. The Turners are
looking forward to the event with much
The jury in the McDarrah damage suit
brought in a verdict for f 2,800 against
the city this morning. There are still
four cases on the docket for trial of
iiimilar nature, and all growing out of
negligence in the care of sidewalks.
SAVED FROM THE SMOKE.
Hew Bw Dast Hajr be Utilise Tor
a Yalaable rarpe-A Prebable
Mr. R. 8. Denig, of New York, the
gentleman who negotiated the purchase
of the tri-city street car lines for the
Holmes syndicate, is at the Harper. Mr.
Denig has severed active business rela
tions with the street car interests and is
now engaged in advancing another enter
prise in which, if he is successful here,
he will probably do the city as much
good as he did in his street ear transac
tions. His mission now is to interest local
capital in a process of making chemical
pulp and manilla paper out of saw dust
and waste.now being burned in large quan
tities in and about Rock Island, as in
other places all over the country where
immense lumber mills are located. As
Mr. Denig expresses it, be waits to
"turn some of our smoke into paper,
worth three or four cents a pound."
The process mentioned is the Tower
process and a fine quality of palp is
shown made from a number of different
woods, the sawdust largely being used.
A better quality of pulp can now be
made in two hours and at much less ex
pense than has been made or ia made
now in most pulp mills in nine to twelve
hours. The plant or mill can be put up
for less than one half what mills now
paying dividends have cost. To an Ar
gus reporter it was shown by Mr. D. that
all the elements of success are to be
found here in Rock Island and the fa
cilities of shipping at this point
equal to any. Mr. Tower, the inventor
of the process, is a pulp and paper man
ipulator of four years' experience and the
results now presented are those of life
The mill would employ some fifty to
seventy-five people, and Mr. Denig had
a long conference with some of our rep
resentative citizens on the subject this
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that Contain
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
the mucus surfaces, Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as the damage
they will do are ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from tbem. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken Internally, and
acts directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get the genu
uine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
t3"Sold by druggists. Price 75 cents
''It is a fact that many of the best
proprietary medicines of the day," said
the late Dr. J. G. Holland Jin Scribner'i
Magazine, "are more useful than many
physicians, and most of them were first
discovered or used in actual medical
practice. 'When, however, any shrewd
person, knowing their virtue and fore
seeing their popularity, secures and ad
vertises them, in the opinion of the big
oted, all virtue went out of them." Fail
ure of eyesight, fickle appetite, head
ache, extreme wakefulness, extreme de
sire to urinate, especially at night, grad
ual failure of strength and dropsical
swelling these are symptoms of kidney
disease. If you neglect the symptoms
you will eventually have Brighl's disease.
Warner's Safe Cure is the only specific
which has ever been discovered for this
disease. The late Dr. Die Lewis, over
bis own tignature said: "If I found my
self the victim of a serious kidney
trouble. I would use Warner's Safe
Sun mury of the Doing of Illinois and
SmiN-fiFiELD, Ills., May 21 The senate
adopted yesterday the joint resolution for
memorial services Sunday in honor o( de
ceased members. The following hills were
panned : The house tax levy bill making a
total levy of $5,400,000 for the next two
years; appropriation of $3.',9ttf for Kanka
kee insane hospital; omnibus apjirnpriation
of $3,031,000 for state charitable institutions;
amending laws in relation to township in
surance companies. An attempt to sus
pend the rules and pass the
bill requiring bi-weekly payment of
miners' wages was defeated, as was the mo
tion to reconsider the passage of the trust
company bill. A similar motion in relation
to the bill to allow street railways to change
their motive power was carried and the bill
postponed until to-day. An attempt to add
$25,000 to the military appropriation for a
northern camp was defeated. A number of
bills were advanced, and then Matthews, on
behalf of the senators, made a felicitioua
speech, presenting the chairman with a silver
tea set. McDonald was the spokesman on
the same behalf in the presentation of a gold
watch to the secretary.
The house suspended the rules and took up
and ordered to third reading the anti-food
adulteration bill Bills were passed: Appro
priating $3,300 for imjirovemente at the Chi
cago eye and ear infirmary; the appropria
tion of SH2,00G for salaries of state officers
and next general assembly; for repairs,
etc., at the southern insane hospital;
for repairs, etc, at the Quincy
Soldiers' home; to regulate cyclone,
etc, mutual insurance companies;
to correct certain errors in the school code
recently passed, and making the malicious
removal of attachments of lomotives or cars
a crime punishable by from one to five years
in the penitentiary. Several bills were ad
vanced to third reading, among them the
Gettysburg monument appropriation, and
the senate amendments to the house bill to
permit trust companies to act as administra
tors were con cur red in.
Lansino, Mich., May 24. The house yes
terday passed a resolution for final adjourn
ment J une 20. Two-cent far bills were re
ported to both houses by the railroad com
mittees, but without recommendation. The
bouse ways and means committee reported
the university appropriation bill. The total
amount asked for is $200,789 for the next two
years. A senate bill which passed the house
authorizes corporations to purchase the fran
chise and property of other corporations.
A LEVEL-HEADED BOY.
He Prevents a Terrible Railway Collision
by Kla Prompt Action.
Pittsbcro, Fa., May 24 A special from
Corry, Pa., says there was a narrow escape
from a disaster on the Western Now York
and Pennsylvania railway Wednesday at the
"Goose Hollow"' trestle between Brocton and
Prospect The trestle s 500 feet long and
ninety-two feet high. The operator at Broc
ton forgot to deliver an order to hold the
train until another had arrived. The two
trains were approaching the trestle from
opposite directions around a curve.
Well Done, .Lad.
A farmer's little boy, who was working in
pasture near by, saw the danger, ran up
the track, and flagged one of the trains.
The train was unable to stop until it reached
the end of the trestle. The engineer of the
other train also managed to atop his .train
Just before reaching the trestle.
IComnlerce and Labor.
Argentine Republic to
A. GUARANTY BY THE G0VEEJT1IENT.
Trouble In the Inter-State Railway Asso
ciation The Chicago and Alton Makes
a Demand for a Better Show Big; Sale
of Dry floods at New York The Prices
Satisfactory Labor Troubles In Varl
VASHiNGTOif City, May 24. In a report
male to the state department undor date of
Feb. 11, K L. Baker, consul of the United
States at Buenos Ay res, says that the princi
pal industry of the Argentine Republic con
tinues to be the raising of cattle and sheep.
Tho total number of sheep now in the coun
try is estimated at 80,000,000 and the num
ber of horned cattle at 20,000,000. The fact
thai in the last ten years the exports have
fall m off very largely has awakened the gov
ern nent to the fact that something must be
dore. The first thing was the abolishment
of the export duty of 4 per cent, but this did
litte good and now the government offers to
gua ran tee 5 per cent for ten years on capital
em kyed in the business of exporting fresh
bee ' instead of Jerked beef and live cattle.
Competition with the United States.
It is understood that several establishments
are preparing to take advantage of the guar
anty thus provided by the government, and
that, they are going into the export of fresh
beef, with special steamers duly fitted qp
witii ail necessary machinery for freezing
and stowing their cargoes. They will have
wai ehouses both in England and France for
receiving and marketing the beef. How far
the Argentines will, with their 5 per cent
bounty, be able to interfere with the fresh
beel" shippers of the United States remains
to be seen, but until new methods are
adopted there for the preparation of beef
for exportation. Consul Baker does not think
than the law will produce any great compe
tition, as at present what are known as stall
fed cattle are quite unknown in that cou.i
fy. ALCTION SALE OF COTTON GOODS.
ReiresentatlTea of All the Large Houses
la the United States Present.
New York, May 24. The auction sale of
10,0 JO cases of cotton goods, Bliss, Fabyan &
Co. owners, began yesterday morning. Rep
resentatives of all the large dry goods job
bing houses in the United States were pres
ent Agents of mills which manufacture
goo Is similar to those sold were also pres
ent The sale was one which would fix or
alter present prices for such goods. It was
no wonder therefore that competitors
watched the course of the sale with some
anxiety and carfully marked each accepted
bid in their catalogues.
Critical Point In the Sale.
S leaking generally prices were from 7f
to 1 J per cent lower than those on the
agent's list The greatest decline from this
star dard was in some fancy Bookf old ticks,
but these suffered heavily as being the fan
cies of a past season. The critical point in
the sale was when the first fifty cases of che
viots were offered. To the great relief of
thenrade these goods were very well sold, the
aves-age discount in list prices of Columbian
cheviots being but 5 per cent, the prices
ranging from 6 V to 6) cents a yard. All
clashes were satisfied that ticks, denims and
aim 1st cotton goods are safe from serious
depreciation in value for this season at
THE CHICAGO AND ALTON KICKS.
War Threatened In the Inter-State Rail
Chicago, May 24. The Chicago and Al
ton road, through Manager ChappelL has
given notice to Chairman Walker, of the In-tor-tftate.
Commerce Railway association,
that it must have a more equitable propor
tion of the live stock and grain traffic from
the Missouri river to Chicago, or it will take
the matter into its own hands and drop
rate low enough to secure business.
Maintaining Rates Don't Pay.
Cliappsll says that while Alton has been
religiously maintaining rates, as required by
the itgreement among the western roads, its
business has gone to other lines, notably the
St Paul road. The Alton's earnings, it is
alleged, have fallen off heavily since it be
came a member of the Inter-State Railway
association, in comparison with what it
coull have earned on a basis of equality with
other roads, and its stockholders are protest
Trouble Brewing at Carnegie's Works.
Pittsbubq, May 24. It is reported that
Car-iegie, Pbipps & Co. have sworn in
twenty special officers, and they are now on
duty in the big steel works at Homestead.
The object, it is said, is to keep the firm
post id as to the actions of the men and their
movements relative to the proposed reduc
tion of wages which is to take effect on June
L JSvery move so far made indicates that
the irm will enforce the reduction at all
haatrds. The workmen declare that they
will strike if the notice of reduction is not
The Trouble at Braldwood.
B:iAIDWOOD, Ills., May 34. The general
situation at Braidwnod is unchanged. The
sberif has caused the armed Italians to
understand the risk they are running and
the inevitable result if the state militia is
called into requisition. If resistance be made
the i-roops already in readiness will at once
hast in to the scene. At a meeting of miners
at n.usic hall Wednesday afternoon the C &
W. company's men agreed to resume work,
the vote standing 203 in favor to 171 against
The sheriff is in Braid wood.
The Rumored Deal In Flour Mills.
Nisw York, May 24. The presence of
Charles A. Pillsbury on the produce ex
chat .ge yesterday morning revived the
rum ars that the great FilLsbury flour mills
at Minneapolis were likely to be disposed of
to an English syndicate. Mr. Fillsbury,
whei interviewed on the subject, would not
deny that overtures had been made to bis
firm, but would not commit himself further
than to say that perhaps they would sell if
anylody offered tbem their price.
The Nail Association Collapses.
Si EtrBKNVlLLB, O., May 24. Nail manu
factirers here attended a meeting of the
Western Cut Nail association held at Wheel
ing yesterday and returned last night The
10 cents a keg penalty for all nails sold over
allotted product was suspended, which bursts
the (ssociation wide open. Mills now sell as
they please. '
Wanted to Forestall the Decision.
Al-BART, N. Y., May 24 The molders
who returned to work at Rathbone, Sard &
Oo.'i shops Wednesday pending arbitration
of tli e difficulty, a proposed reduction of 10
per tent, quit work again yesterday because
the firm wanted to withhold the 10 per oent
redut tion from the men's wages pending the
A Granite Company In Trouble.
ST. JoRitBBUBT, Vt, May 24 Tbe Rye
gate 3ranito company, at South Ryegate, is
insolvent Liabilities, 156,000; assets, a plant
whici cost f 100,000. .
Another Strike of Colliers.
VniNXA. May 24. Eleven hundred miners
are on a strike in the Kladno district, and
the n ovement is extending.
C OUNCILS OF THE CALVINISTS.
Nort iern and Southern. Churches Both
Ca UTanoooa, May 24. The question of
organic union came up in the southern Pres
byter ian assembly yesterday, and the moder
ator itated the points claimed by the northern
churt h. In brief they were: Except in ex
traor liMU-y cases synods and councils are not
to meddle with civil affairs, or aught that is
not clesiastical ; white and colored churches
shoal 1 be united; the chartered church boards
of tbj northern church were in existence be
fore 1 ha separation and presumably should
be co itinued as tbe authorised boards of tbe
the. hook rnnsm aiigftto. fbiday may
reunited church; there is no question of doc
trine agitating any part of the northern
church. Five minutes was allowed each
speaker, and 100 delegates expressed them
selves, the debate running along until ad
journment At the New York Assembly.
Nkw York, May 24. Dr. Clark, of the
Reformed church, spoke to the Presbyterian
assembly yesterday of the foreign mission
ary work of his church, and later the mod
erator expressed tbe hope that the two
churches might some day unite, as they were
both Calvanistic. An appeal for the church
in Italy was made by Rev. M. B rochet, of
the Waldensian church at Rome.
The assembly adopted the recommendations
of the committee on fraternal co-operation
for co-operation between the southern and
northern churches in home and foreign mis
sionary work. There was considerable dis
cussion over home mission co-operation, and
one member said there was so little differ
ence in doctrine between tbe churches north
and south that it was not worth mentioning.
Pending discussion on the proposal for co
operation In work amongst the negroes the
O'BRIEN IS OUTSPOKEN.
The Irish Kdltor Talks Right Out to the
London, May 24 Editor O'Brien's testi
mony before the Parnell commission was
closed yesterday. Gladstone was present at
the session. O'Brien admitted the author
ship of a number of articles read by Tbe
Times counsel and justified tbem. With ref
erence to the visit of the Prince of Wales to
Ireland some time ago, he said the Home
Rulers determined to make no comment until
The London Times claimed that the visit had
destroyed P.trnollisin. Tbn in order to dis
abuse tha English as to this point United
Ireland said tint chairmtn of the committee
which received the prince would be bunted
from public life, "and," O'Brien excitedly ex
claimed, "he has been."
Rebellion Justifiable, but Hopeless.
He declared that if there was any possible
chance of success the Irish people should re
bel. He explained a speech in which he said
a state of civil war existed only tempered by
lack of firearms, by saying the words were
uttered under exasperation at his expulsion
from the commons. Referring to tbe "Man
chester martyrs" he declared they were en
gaged in open warfare and shot tbe police
man by accident Men, he said, who openly
took risks to release their comrades were not
murderers. While on this subject there were
cries of "Hear, hear," from - tbe audience,
which Justice Hannen checked, remarking
at tbe same time to O'Brien that the court
regarded the Manchester martyrs as murder
ers. This closed the witness' testimony.
Work of the Flyers.
Latonia, Ky., May 24. At the races here
yesterday the winning horses were: McDow
ell, mile, 1:31; Bannerette, mile, l-.SO;
Teddy Venture, mile, 1:04,; Landlady,
1 1-16 miles, 1 :51 ; Bravo, 1 mile, 1 :4.V; Iago,
mile, 1:31 tf.
Chicago, May 24. The money bet on the
races at the West Side park yesterday was
captured by tbe following horses: Unite, 1
mile 70 yards, 1.-49"'; Lewis Clark, mile,
1:16; Rig Three, lstn ilea, 1:5S; Catherine
B. , mile, 1:17V; Amelia, mile. 1:05.
New York, May 24. The feature of the
races at Gravesend yesterday was the great
America stake, mile, worth 90,000, for
2-year-olds. St Carlo won in 1:02 The
other winners were: Zephyrus, 1 1-16 miles,
1 :49. Brother Ban, 1 1-16 miles, 1 :4i; Diablo,
miles, 2:09X; Onward, mile, 1:05;
Stonington, mile, 1 :17V
Pension Examiners Appointed.
Washington City, May 24. Tbe commis
sioner of pensions has appointed the follow
ing medical examiners on local boards: Al
beat S. Slater and Lucicn S. Lambert,
Galesburg, Ills.; George A. Staples, Du
buque, Ia,; C. H. Tidd, Hampton, Ia.; &
Vanderwaast, Waverly, Ia. -. Aaron B. Av
ery, Pontiac, Mich. ; E. B. Emerson, Carmi,
Ills. ; L. W. Gordon and H. L Rodgers,
Sbawnectown, Ills. ; J. N. Matthews, T. J.
Dunn and John Alsnp, Effingham, Ills. ; R.
O. Lacy, Eliza bethtown. Ills. ; J. R. Dosh, E.
L Bowen and 0-ar Fordycc, Guthrie Cen
The Reformed Episcopalians.
Biton, May 24. The general council of
the Reformed Episcopal church was addressed
yesterday by Bishop Cridge, o Victoria, B.
C, who gave an interesting account of the
work performed in British Columbia.
In bis report in regnrd to the work among
colored people near Charleston, Bishop La
bane, of Baltimore, said that anticipations
formed in regard to the work had not been
realized, owing to the inability to put resi
dent missionaries ia tbe field.
The Valkyrie' Wins a Drifting; Match.
London, May Mi. The Valkyrie raced
tgain yesterday against the Irex and Yarana.
The course was intended to be from Graves
end to and around the Mouse lightship and
back, but the wind was so light that the race
only extended to the. Nore and back. The
finish was a drifting match, the Valkyrie
coming in an easy winner. The result of the
race is to show tbat the Valkyrie is capable
of magnificent speed in light weather.
Cot All the Fun lie Wants.
Ckawfordsville, In.i, May 24. George
Dorst, a prominent citizens, who took a ham
from in front of a grocery one night recent
ly for fun, as be alleges, was yesterday fined
$-5, sent to jail for one hour and disfran
chised for one ysar.
The Pope Will Protest.
R.WK, May 24. At the next apal con
sistory the pope will protest against tbe pro
posed erection of a monument to tbe memory
of Giordauo Bruno, tbe founder of Panthe
ism, who was burned at Rome as a heretic in
the year 1000.
The Hall Baxters.
Chicago, May 24. Base ball lovers, who
like to see tbe sphere knocked "galley west,"
had their fun at the Chicago-New York game
yesterday, as the score will show. Tbe League
record is given as follows: At New York
Chicago 18, New York 17, and this while
Chicago made but 17 bite to New York 18,
and was charged with 13 errors to New York
6 the pitcbers were Hatfield for New York
and Gumbert for Chicago; at Washington
City Pittsburg 1. Washington 6; at Phila
delphiaCleveland 5, Philadelphia 2; Boston
Indianapolis game postponed rain.
American association: At Columbus Cin
cinnati 5, Columbus 4; at Louisville Balti
more 9, Louisville 8; at St Louis Athletic
, St Louis 8; at Kansas City Brooklyn 17,
Kansas City 6 six innings, rain.
Western league: At St Paul Des Moines
15, St Paul 89! at Sioux City Denver 20,
Sioux City 18; at Omaha St Joseph 2,
Omaha 15; Milwaukee-Minneapolis game
postponed wet grouuils.
In the Servloo Until Paid.
Washington CrrT,May 24. Assistant
Secretary Bussey.of tbe interior department,
in the case of William Powell, has directed a
re-examination. Tbe claim was rejected by
tbe pension offlee on tbe ground that at the
time of the injury Powell bad been mustered
out of service. Powell claims, however, that
he was on bis way to receive his final pay at
the time of the accidont Bussey holds that
be was in the service, although his discharge
paper bore date of two weeks before the in
jury. Dastardly Case or Bomb Throwing-.
Boston, May 24. A bomb was thrown
through a window of tbe house of Mrs,
Weld, on Center street, Jamaica Plain, last
night by some unknown person. Tbe only
person in tbe house, a servant girl, escaped
unhurt The house was badly damaged.
The missile was of gas-pipe filled with bul
lets. Refuses to Obey the Supremo Court.
Indiarapous, May 24. Governor Hovey
has refused to issue commissions to the ap
pointees of the legislature, notwithstanding
tbe supreme court decision against him. He
says that he will ask for a rehearing.
Dick Hawea Seotmoed. to Death.
Birmingham, Ala., May 24. Dick Hawea,
tbe murderer of his wife and children, was
sentenced late last night in the criminal court
to be hanged July 12 next
ii!B an Assassin.
Hot on the Trail of Dr. Cronin's
SUSPECTS UNDER SURVEILLANCE.
Sensational Statement by a Police Officer
He Says He Haa Named the Miscreants
The Ioetor Declared to Have been the
Victim of an Irish Political Plot The
Latest Developments Efran and Plnerty
Discredit the Conspiracy Theory.
Chicago, May 24. To attempt to detail
all the clues that the police and others say
they have as to the murderers of Dr. Cronin
would require a book. One thing most of
those acquainted with the case are agreed
upon is that the doctor was the victim of an
Irish political plot, and it is claimed that
when the truth comes out there will be some
prominent men involved. States Attorney
Longnecker, Attorney W. J. Hynes and
many others connect the murder with the
disputes over the disposition of the Land
League funds, the doctor having frequently
asserted that they were being stolen.
A House Renting Mystery.
One of tbe most important clues yet found
in tbe case was tbe statement made by Pat
rick O. Sullivan, the ice dealer, that some
thing mysterious regarding the renting of a
cottage near his residence hail taken place,
tbe people who had rented the cottage never
appearing to take possession, though they
bad paid their first mouth's rent He thought
the matter should be investigated, as he had
understood that the cottage was rented by
some one who pretended to le going to work
for him, though no such persons had been
engaged by him. As far as he knew, after
the persons who rented the cottage had put
in their carpets, about three weeks ago, they
never came near the house. It is also said
that blood was found in some portions of the
bouse, but the police have charge and will
permit no outside interference. It was at
Sullivan's house that the men who called on
Dr. Cronin two weeks ago said the patient
was who needed the doctor.
An Offer for Assassination.
Again it is stated that a notorious criminal
once was offered money to murder Dr. P. H.
Cronin. ' The man who made the offer was,
according to the statement of the criminal, a
police officer. Tbe officer be names is on
duty at the Chicago Avenue station and has
been at work on the Cronin case ever since
the doctor disappeared. This story comes
from tbe Conklins, the people with whom
the doctor boarded, and they say it was told
tbem by the doctor, who was visited by
"Maj." Sampson, a notorious crook, who told
tbe doctor that an offer had been made to
bim to kill the doctor. The person who
made tbe offer was a police officer.
He Has Named the Men.
"When I said I could point out Dr. Cro
nin's murdnrers I meant it I have told the
officers all tbat I know, and the guilty men
will be arrested before the week has passed."
These words were uttered by Capt O'Con
nor, one of the mn who said,"Show me Dr.
Cronin's body and I will point out his mur
derers.'' Capt O'Conner has kept his word
tbat is, if his suspicions are correct The
captain added tbat others know as much as
he does, but they seem afraid to talk afraid
of a band of assassins stronger than tbe gov
ernment He said further: "This murder
will implicate some men you would little
dream of. I lieueve I have told the officers
all I know. Dr. Cronin was killed because
he bad damning evidence against certain men
who have made money out of their activity
in Irish affairs, not because there was any
danger of Ireland's enemies obtaining fae
advantage of his knowledge. He was killed
by Catholics, too."
Pinkerton at Work.
Tbe case has been placed in the bands of
Detective Billy Pinkerton, and tbe work of
ferreting out the actual conspirators is now
being pushed. There are three suspects.
Two of them are under surveillance. These
men are believed to be so closely associated
with the foul murder as to be able to tell
bow it was consummated. There is another
class of suspects. These are the leading
conspirators, who, while they probably took
no hand in the actual assassination, gave it
their indorsement if not their hearty sup
port Are the Police Involved?
The party friends of Dr. Cronin have be
gun their work of investigation on a cau
tious basis. Their experience soon after the
mysterious disappearance of Dr. Cronin has
satisfied tbem tbat tbe influence which
worked to kill tbe Irish leader permeated a
no less powerful body than the Chicago po
lice force. When the inexplicable absence
of Dr. Cronin was first announced, tbe police
authorities assigned as detectives on the case
two men whom the friends of the dead man
have every reason to believe were not des
perately anxious to solve tbe mystery, and
tbey are industriously looking up their rec
ords. The Murdered Man's Brother.
John Joseph Cronin, an elder brother of
the murdejed man arrived in this city yes
terday from Bradford, Art, where he has a
farm. He is decidedly a granger in appear
ance and not very familiar with the ways of
the city. He was taken down to view tbe
body in tbe Lake View police station, and
after be bad overcome his first repulsion and
mastered his feelings sufficiently, made a
very careful examination of it "There can
be no doubt at all that that is my brother's
body," he said. "I know it beyond all ques
tion," and he wiped a tear from his eye as lTj
Flnerty and Kpan.
A telegram from Washington City says
tbat John F. Finerty, the well-known cham
pion of tbe Irish cause in Chicago, is there,
but he flatly refused to be interviewed or
even to write au interview with himself for
publication. He would only say that while
knowing nothing except what be bad read in
the papers, be did not believe that Cronin
was killed by any organized band of Irish
men. Patrick Egan, the minister to Chili,
who, when in this city last week, said he did
not believe Cronin had been "removed," reit
erated that statement when approached by a
Washington City reporter. Tbe same view
is held at St Louis.
Roscb, the man who discovered tbe body
of tbe doctor, will get the $2,000 offered by
Cronin's friends for proof whether he was
dead or alive.
Dr. Cronin's funeral will take place Sun
Democrats Gain In West Virginia.
Wheeling, W. Va., May 24. The school
elections throughout tbe state show great
Democratic gains, and the majority in the
state is about 6,000. Preston, which gave
Harrison about 1,900 majority, goes 800 Dem
ocratic. The Republican majority in Kan
awha county is out down from 1,500 to leas
than 200, and Berkeley, which went Repub
lican by 200, goes Democratic by 400.
The Inquest oa Blind Reader Bishop.
Nkw York, May 24. In tbe inquest on the
death of W. Irving Bishop, the mind reader,
which was begun yesterday, Clay M. Greene,
dramatist, and John S. Ritchie, theatrical
manager, both testified that they had seen
Bishop in trances exactly similar to tha one
that caused his death. Greene also swore
that Dr. Irwin refused to send for Dr. Rob
ertson, Bishop's regular physician, oa the
ground that he Irwin was not on good
terms with Robertson.
A Seventy-Thousand Dollar Fire. EH
New York, May 24. Fire last night in the
parafflne department of the Tidewater Oil
Company works, at Bayonae, N. J., de
stroyed property valued at $70,000.
The Bamoan Conference.
Berlin, May 24. The Post says that two
more sittings will conclude the Satnoan con
ference, and that tbe negotiations through
out have been pleasant all around.
Democratic Victory at Lynchburg, Taw
Ltnohbdro, Va., May 24. The Xfemo
crate elected their entire municipal Hcket
yesterday, for the first time in many yean,
by handsome majorities.
and with it
improve rq ,
Lace Curtain Stretchers
our of rotomariMMc
ti!l Save you Money, Time and Labor.
EVEKV HoUSEKEEl'KR SUOILU HAVE OMi
any lady can operate them.
For Sale By
The trial of (m..Buulanger has been post
poned until August.
Carolina A. BrouRb, the widow of John
Brou(fb, war governor of Ohio, died at Cin
Murat Halstead, of The Cincinnati Com-mercial-Qazette,
was a passenger to Europe
Thursday on the new ocean greyhound Au
Minister Lincoln was presented to Lord
Salisbury, the premier of England, Thurs
day, by Mr. Henry White, of the American
legation in Iiondon.
Tbe Ripley marble mills at Centre Rut
land, Vt, were burned Thursday night
Loss, t75,000; partially insured. About 150
men are thrown out of employment
Tbe late Edward Sanderson, of Milwau
kee, was buried Thursday from St Paul's
church in that city. There was a great con
course of the most prominent ieople in the
A political scheme is on foot in Alabama,
so it in reported, by which the labor organi
sations are to get possession of the legisla
ture. The Knights of Labor are leading the
By tbe collapse of the roof of a colliery at
Merthyr Tydvil, Wales, Thursday, one man
was instantly killed and fifty-eight impris
oned in the mine. The imprisoned men were
all rescued unhurt
There was a riot in Guthrie, Oklahoma ter
ritory, Thursday, and the troops ha4 to
quell it The trouble was over claims, and
was raised by men who lost their lots through
contests and street openings.
Tbe Cumberland Presbyterians, just before
their adjournment at Kansas City Thursday,
adopted a resolution declaring they would
aid no young man to study for tbe ministry
who uses tobacco in any form.
Two hundred thousand dollars1 worth of
property, consisting of the passenger station,
freight-houses and wharves of the Housa
tonic railroad at Wilson's Point, Conn., was
burned early Thursday morning.
Tom Trumbull, a ne'er-do-well of Novi,
Mich., was given a coat of tar and feathers
by prominent citizens of that town, because
be sent bis two little girls on the street to beg
money which be speut for liquor.
Miss Smith, an lS-year-old girl of Fort
Branch, Ind., Ind., eloped Thursday with an
attache of a circus, but her relatives went
on the trail with shi.t guns and recaptured
her a short distance from the town.
A young man named Shields, who lives at
Tacoma, W. T., says be has received word
that the United States supreme court has af
firmed his right to $ii,OUO,000 worth of prop
erty on which tbe city of Omaha now stands.
At West Pittson, Pa., Thursday morning,
Frank Compton, a gardener, cut bis wife's
throat and his own. Before his strength
gave out the murderer wrote the one word
"Jealousy" on the wall in his parlor, and
then crawled to his victim's side to die.
Three brothers named Read, of Allen
county, Kentucky, with their wives, Thurs
day celebrated their golden weddings to
gether. There was an immense crowd pres
ent to congratulate the three aged but bale
and hearty couples on their fifty years of
A Strert Cr Tie-Up at Fragae.
Prague, May iH. The tramway service
of this city is at t standstill on account of a
strike of driver
Tbe Weather We May Eiprrt.
Washington Citv. May 24. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yester
day are as follows: For Indiana Light show
ers, preceded by fair weather in southern por
tion; warmer: somberly winds, becoming
variable. For Illinois Local rsins: warmer
in norihest portion; cooler in southwest por
tion; variable winds. For lower Michigan
Warmer, threatening weather and showers
westerly winds. For npper Michigan-Liht
shower.,; cooler weather; northwesterly winds.
For Wisconsin Light local rains; warmer in
eastern portion; cooler in western portion:
westerly winds, becoming variable. For Iowa
Fair weather in western portion; local shvw
ers in eastern portion; cooler; northerly
CniCAQO, May 23.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follow: Wheat No. 2 May. opened te
closed June, opened tO4e, clotted
8W4c: July, opened Wic closed :ie.
Corn No. S June, opened SijC, c lowed
Skc; July, opened and closed 34c: Au
gust opeued 85l)c: closed 21 4c. Oats No.
S June, opened 234c, closed S.s-,c; July,
opened --"V-, close.! 2240. Pork May,
opened fll.ttt. closed Ill.iiT; June, oened
tU.75, closed Jll.flTW; July, opened $U.--0,
closed $11.7714. Lard June, opened S&Sj.
Live stock The Union stock yards reports
the following prices: Hogs -Market opened
fairly active but prices were weak and
(10c lower; later now active and prices
steady; light grades, H.SHH.M; rough rank
ing, 4.1!a,JSr, mixed lots. K.-.Vt.4 K heavy
packing and shipping lets. 4.25(3,4.40. Cattle-Weaker;
beeves, good to fair, $3.4 6
8.85; good to choke, $J.WKS4.2!i: cows. $1.6(1
Blockers and feeders. $2Ji0,i3.7U. (Sheep
Native muttons. $H.!M34J!-; westerns,
4.15; Texans, H.00&3.75.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
16o per lb; dairies In line, H12o: roll but
ter. Taste. Eggs Strictly fresh, LJc per
doz. Poultry Live chickens, tc per lb; roost
ers. 8c; turkeys, 87c; ducks, lO&lBe, Pota
toesChoice Burbauks, 28&3Uc per bu; Beauty
of Hebron, 25c; mixed lots, 22o; sweet po
tatoes, $L7&aitM per bbl. Apples-Choice
greenings, 1.2&L5u per bbl: poor lots. 75oS
LOU. btrawberries 2.0ua2.5J Pr 2t-ucaa.
New York. May 23.
Wheat Quiet; No. 2 red cash. 834c; No.
3 red winter Jane, 82Hc: do 2c; do Au
gust, 2c bid. Corn Steady: No. 2 mixed
cash. 43c-, do May, ty4c; do June, 41 l-16c;
do July, 4i4c. Oats Steady; No. I white
state, nominal: No. t do. SMe; No. 2
mixed May, Hr. do June. SHc: do July,
28Xc Rye DulL Barley Nom in U. Pork
Dull; new mess, ll&UU&UJii Lrrd -Quiet;
$7.06 Mar. $7-04 June.
Live Stock: Cattle Selling at str ing former
prices: steers, f4.Sr&-40 V 10U tg; bulls. $.1.3';
Dressed beef, fair demand; sides, iftttfeTc V
fe; choice. 7ic Sheep and Lambs Firm;
sheep, $4,aXa.0u 1U0 yearlings, $4.50
5.60; Bpriaa lambs, $6.0U&8.00. Hogs Nom
inal value, $4Ua.5.00.
Ray Upland prairie, $8 00,
TimoU) jr n w $78.00.
Pot sloes 15c.
Oesl 80ft urn i aasd N.00
OorsWooa Osk, $4.J6; Hickory, $9.
Btrsw $&00: baled $8.00.
SPRING HAS COMP? i
the pleasure of beautifying home
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
No words can do justice to
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
W . B.
has purchased the avell known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his preaeressor
He will make a great effort to perpetuMe tbe go.l name of tl,i9
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only i the best goad .
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
J. B. ZIMMER
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IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK tF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PHICES AJRTC LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
tSTA line lot of Children' Carriages cheap.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
with new pieces of-
the Novelties exhibited.
is reserved for
Opp. Harper House,
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups Gravis. Etc. Conveni'-tf
for NURSES w"1 hili"K wati-r a di'liclous UEKF TtV
is instantly provi.le.1. INVALIDS will And it api-f'Um?.
giving-tone to the WKAKKST STOM ACH. GuaranWil o
be PURK HKKF ESSENCK. Put up In convenient lact
ases Of both SOLID AND F1A"1I EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
J, O. DTJNCAIf,
Dinn t to"-
It will pay you to ml! h-fcre j.mvMs.ng-
No. hm Third Avenue.
Call and compare stocks.
SKZITH & SON,
opp. Masonic Temple,