THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Satubdat, Mat 25. 1889.
Representative Gkst of the Rock
Island district is in Washington. He
seems to labor under the belief that the
chief business for which he was elected
is to get some fourth class postmasters
appointed. It is thought there are some
other subjects in which the people of the
district may be pardoned for taking an
interest. Davenport Democrat" Gazette.
Harrison's first negro appointment,
Rev. James Tow nsend, of Indiana, to be
recorder of the &enoral land office, bas
created quite a commotion in the land
offlie. In the division of which Town
send is to be chief there are 25 white lady
clerks and every one of them is trying to
get transferred to some other division in
order to escape the negro chief. As one
of the ladies puts it, "We naturally have
to pay a certain amount of court and
deference to our chief.and it will be very
disagreeable for me to treat a negro as
my superior, I shall get into some other
division if I can; if not. I suppose I shall
have to stand it, as my bread and butter
depends upon it."
Hon. E. W. Hurst writes the Argus
that "my amendment to the township law
in regard to elections, providing that in
cities where the city and town limits are
co-extensive, it shall be lawful to print
the names of candidates for city and
township officers on one ballot, and use
only one ballot box at each polling place,
bas passed both houses and will un
doubtedly be approved by the governor."
This amendment will obviate the difficulty
experienced at each spring election of
getting tickets in the wrong boxes. This
act of Mr. Hurst's is fresh evidence of his
regard for the best interests of the whole
people, ne represents the twentyfirst
district more ably than any member for
several years, and is deserving of any
further honor his constituents can be
stow on him.
Tonight Rhea, the great actress, ap
pears at Harper's theatre in Shakes
peare's "Much Ado About Nothing."
"Much Ado About Nothing" is one of
Shakespeare's most remarkable plays. It
is as popular today as ever. It is full of
wit and stupidity, of the freshest comedy
and the saddest story. The hero is a
sweet, beautiful woman, shamed and un
justly accused. It was in this comedy
that Rhea was welcomed back to New
Orleans last night by a fashionable audio
cnce. Rhea appeared in Beatrice and
achieved a brilliant success.
The plot or "Much Ado About Noth
ing" is ao familiar to the theatre goer that
a pretty correct idea is formed of what
each character should be long before the
curtain 'goes up. M'lle. Rhea and her
excellent company did not disappoint the
critical audience last night Her idea of
Beatrice is original and the audience soon
recognized her ability to excel in this
particular character and bestowed upon
her the liberal applause she merited. Mr.
William Harris looked and acted Bene
dick to perfection. The support
throughout was competent. New Or
The Burlington base ball team arrived
at the Rock Island house this noon and
play the Davenports today, tomorrow and
Monday. The Burlingtous have five of
Davenport's old players and a nine that
cannot be "sneezed" at, and are likely to
make it warm for the present leaders of
the interstate league in the present ser
ies. The fact that Reising, Moyer, Phil
lips, Manlove and Stephens are with them
will give Davenport a warm side for them
and the local audience will divide its en
thusiasm between the two nines. There
will be a large attendance from this city
at all the games. W. II. Lucas, the ex
Davenport manager, bas charge of the
Burlingtons this season.
- The Tort Byron base ball club has
been organized. The nine consists of
Messrs. Morris Ueagy, of Hampton;
Wilson Adams and Barney Burnett, of
Rapids City, and C. C. Trent. F. H.
Schafer, O. S. Dsiley, Perry Burns. Chas.
Coyne and John Miller, of Port Byron.
The organization was completed by elect
ing Morris Heagy captain, C. C. Trent
treasurer, and O. 8. Dailey secretary.
At Trinity church, Rev R P Sweet,
rector, services at 7 and 10:45 a m and
7:30 pm. At the chapel at 2:30 p m.
At the Twentieth street Evangelical
Lutheran church, the Rev C A Mennicke,
pastor. Service at 10 a m. Text: Jor.
i:18. Thema: "Das Verbleiben ber der
alten Wabrbeit die Aufgabe der Kircbe
aller Zeiten." At 7:30 p m, Eatechismus
predigt. At the First M. E. church, preaching
at 10:45 a m by the Rev II G Sedgwick,
of the Industrial Home, Davenport. At
7:30 pm, by the Rev William McPheeters.
Evening subject: "The Controverted Re
lation of Christ to God." Sunday school
at 9:15 a m, J F Robinson, superinten
dent. Young people's meeting at 7 p m.
At the Broadway Presbyterian church,
preaching by the pastor. Morning sub
ject, "Christ the Healer." Evening sub
ject, "Grit and Grace." Morning and
evening service at the usual hours. Sun
day school at 9:10 a m. Young peo
ple's meeting at 6:45 p m. South Park
Mission Sunday school at 2:30 p m.
Preaching at 8:30 p m.
At the First Baptist church, Rev. H. C.
Leland, pastor. Morning service at 10:45.
Theme, "Ideal Christianity." Evening
service at 7:45, theme, "State of the Soul
Between the Death and Resurrection of
the Body." Sunday school at 9:30 a m,
J W Welch, superintendent. Young
people's meeting at 6:30 p m. At the
Forty-fourth street chapel, Sanday
school at 2:30 pm. Services at 3:30 p
Bswara of Ointments for Catarrb ibat Contain
as mercury will surely destroy the Bense
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
acta directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get the genu
nine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
: (JSold by druggists. Price 75 cents
A Brooklyn man dreamed be was in a
acrimmage, ancLdrew his pistol from un
der his pillow and shot himself.
A Hra Herotae.
A young lady of this city wsa waiting
on tne J. W. Spencer's wharf boat yester
day afternoon, the steamer being over at
Rock Island, when a man approached;
evidently a Rock Islander a long way
from home. His eyes and his step were
heavy and the path he was traveling
seemed to be very rocky. Whether the
sight of so much water all in one body
disordered his nerves or whether he
thought bis bead was so light that he
could walk on the river does not appear,
but he walked on to the wharfboat, passed
the young lady and went plump into the
Mississippi. With instant presence of
mind the lady sprang to the candy stand
at that place, grabbed a broom, and went
fishing for the misguided man. He came
up half drowned but more sensible
than before, grabbed the weapon by
the business end and clung to it like
a mortgage to a Kansas farm. He was
too badly waterlogged to be hoisted
bodily onto the boat, and so the nervy
young woman held onto one end of the
broom while he held the other, and towed
him around to the end of the boat and
into shoal water, where he got his feet
aground and wade ashore. Dripping
like a seive, he mounted the wharf and
squared himself around, as the lady
thought, to fall on bis knees and return
thanks, but he didn't. He only said,
"Ob, my God, but I'm drunk." He was
also nearly drowned and Mhen the patrol
wagon called for him he demurred at
wetting its handsome cushions, but be
didn't resist for a moment. Comical and
ridiculous as the incident was, it would
have been but one short step to the
tragic. The lady saved his life. Give
a woman a broom and a chance to use it
and she is all right for any emergency.
Davenport Democrat- Gazette.
Am Klrrtlon Werennary.
Only one of the constables elected by
the council meeting the first of the month
has applied for his comn.iesion at the
hands of County Clerk Donaldson, and
that official declined to issue the papers.
The other two constables appointed are
understood to have given up. A special
election will . therefore be necessary.
Justice Cooke having been declared
elected by the court, there will be no
election necessary as to bis case.
NO COLOR LINE AT THc ALTAR.
Action of Northern Presbyterian on tha
New York, May 2.V The oo-ojeration
question wan productive of a lively discus
sion in the Prewbyterian astmbiy yesterday,
and there was a crowded audience to hear
it. The question was on agreeing to the
clanse of the report on co-operation which
agreed to a separation of congregations.
presbyteries and synods as to white and col
ored members. This proposition was vigor
ously attacked, among the moet earnest of
the opposers being Rev. John Fox, of Ken
tucky, who insisted that the time had come
to break down the prejudice existing and in
sist on equality in the Christian church.
Rev. Dr. Stryker, of Chicago, was also
against the separation, declaring that he
would vote for no report which established
discrimination at the communion table.
Color Line Wiped Oat.
He moved to amend by striking out the ob
jectionable clause, and the motion was car
ried 4K) to SO. The whole report as amended
was then adopted, and then Rev. Q. T. Pur
vis, of Pittsburg, moved to inform the south
ern assembly by telegraph that the action
was taken "not to prejudice future action
nor to outline a future policy of the church,
but simply because this assembly did not be
lieve that it stated the historical facts of the
case." This was carried by a vote of 263 to
HC A telegram was received from the
southern assembly announcing that they bad
adopted the report on co-operation, which
was received with applause.
Other Bnsinma Trannacted.
The church erection committee reported
that it had aided in building 102 churches,
and spent over f 98,000. It asked for 150,
000 for the coining year. The report was
A committee was appointed to consider the
question of appointing deaconesses, to report
to the next general assembly. The price of
the church organ, "At Home and Abroad,"
was reduced to $1 per year.
In the matter of the roposed change in
the confession of faith many delegates de
clared it was no more infallible than the
pope, but the committee report was adopted
asking the reformers to formulate the pro
posed changes. A resolution to the effect
that revision was not expedient at the pres
ent time was rejected.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 25. The
Southern Presbyterians adopted the report
on co-operation which was favorable thereto
by a vote of 90 to 27, many members not
voting, who were granted permission to
state their views for record, which they did.
The Home Mission committee's report was
adopted containing a proposal to apply $10,
000 for work among the negroes. A number
of other routine reports were read and acted
CHICAGO GETS HER DRAINAGE.
Provided the Governor Is Agreeable
Springfield, Ilia, May 25. The senate
yesterday passed the house bill for the con
finement of all female convicts in Joliet pen
itentiary, also the following: The military
appropriation of tSO.000, and providing for a
new insane criminal asylum at Chester $9b,
000. The house bill authorizing street rail
ways to change their motive power was sent
to third reading. Chicago papers having
charged that there was boodlerism in the de
feat of the Merrit anti-trust bill Berry, Shutt,
and others called the senate's attention to the
charge, and a resolution was adopted appoint
ing a committee to investigate the matter.
Matthews, Washburn, and McDonald were
appointed as the committee.
The Chicago drainage bill came up in the
house, and after an attempt by its opponents
to further postpone it a vote was taken, the
senate amendments concurred in, and the bill
is ready for the governor to sign. The vote
on concurrence was 95 to 87. The bill was
passed appropriating f 6,000 lor a soldiers'
monument on Gettysburg field. The bill ap
propriating for the Kankakee insane hos
pital was sent to conference on a disagree
ment as to a cut in the appropriation made
by the senate. The military code bill was
CRUSHED UNDER BROKEN ROCK.
Six Hen Sent to Eternity by the Breaking
of a. Wire Rope.
Wileksbarre, Pa., May 25. While a
bucket of broken rock, weighing over a ton,
waa being hoisted to the surface yesterday
in the new Petti bone shaft of the Delaware,
Lackawanna aad Western railway near
Kingston, the wire rope broke, letting the
bucket fall nearly 1,000 feet upon ten men
engaged in blasting at the bottom. Edward
Jones was instantly killed, ana James Coyle,
Samuel Cessman, Cornelius Conn, George
Veet and George Cresley mangled so that
they will dia The other men were leas seri
Will Give 300,000 tor m library.
New York, May 25. The Times special
from Ithaca atys that Henry W. Sage in
tends to give 1300,000 to Cornell college for a
library. If the college loses the $1,800,900
involved in the pending MeGraw-Fiake liti
gation Mr. Sag" will also give tfcOO.QpO for
the building. This will make his total gifts
to the college about 11,00,000.
Nothing Effete Abont Gladstone.
London, May 25. Gladstone, while walk
ing in Piccadilly Thursday evening, attempt
ed to cross the street and was knocked down
by a cab. The driver did not atop his horse,
but endeavored to escape. Gladstone re
gained bis feet and ran after the vehicle.
He caught up with it and stopped it until the
police arrived and arrested the driver. Glad
stone was not hurt, and waa in his seat in the
house of commons last evening none the
worse for his tumble.
Fifty People Injured.
Wreck on the . St. Louis
TIE WORK OF SUPPOSED BANDITS.
Several of the Wounded Fatally Hart
F! di-Plates Removed on a Curve and
Embankment Cause the Disaster Re
ward of l,OO0 Offered for the Perpe
trators Five Coaches Demolished and
th Passengers Thrown About Names
of the Victims.
Scixivan, Mo., May 25. The west-bound
train on the St. Louis and San Francisco
road was derailed about 11:30 o'clock Thurs
day night near here. Fifty passengers were
mort or less seriously injured and several of
them will die. Bandits are alleged to have
cau-d the wreck. The train left St. Louis
at 9: 15 and was running nt a high rate of
speed three miles west of here, when, with
out varning, the track gave way and the lo
comc tive, baggage car and five coaches went
over the embankment.
To the Rescue of the Victims.
Tli.) trainmen and those only slightly in
jured at once turned their attention to the
more unfortunate injured, and in a very
short time nearly fifty passengers, air badly
hart, had been released from the debris. A
temporary hospital was improvised and the
most seriously injured were taken there,
while others were taken to St Louis on the
relief train, which was hurried to the scene
of tbt' disaster. The wounded were placed
under the care of Dr. Mclntyre, chief sur
geon of the road. Most of the passengers
had Dtired when the shock came.
Where the Wreck Took Tlace.
Just three miles west of this place is a
sharp curve, and when this place was
reach xi a sudden jar and jolt was felt all
over the train. The people in the rear cars
could hear the forward coaches rattling and
tombing over the ties and the crushing
noises of the cars tieing demolished. A creek
Is erased by the road at that point, and
there is a steep embankment thirty feet high.
Most of the passengers thought the train was
going through a bridge. In an mstant all the
coach except the two sleeping-cars had been
throw n from the rails. People were thrown
about in the cars in all directions, and some
were i brown from the coaches and down the
A Fortunate Clrcumatance.
For ornately there were no fires in any of
the cars, and the jolt extinguished the lights
lmai liately. Otherwise a conflagration
woald have been caused. Most of the for
ward oars were smashed into atoms. On the
train were many physicians returning from
Sprin;fleld, where the state medical conven
tion If being held, and they rendered valua
ble assistance in caring for the injured.
Who Tampered with the Track ?
The explanation given by the trainmen
was tl.at the spikes and fish-plates had been
removed from the rail at the enrve, thus
leaving the rail too loose on the ties. The
forward portion of the locomotive passed the
place, but the tender jumped the track and
was tl rown part of the way down the em
bankment Who removed the spikes and
plates is not known, but the supposition is
that the work was done by train robbers who
wantel to bold up the train. If the accident
was ca used by bandits they must have either
weakened in their purpose or have thrown
the wrong train. The road officials claim it
is a char case of train wrecking.
The I Jut of Injured.
The official list Jin part) of the injured is
aubjoiied: D. 8. vveikert, Wertzville, Ma,
both kgs broken four inch above the ankle;
Georgi. 8. Simpson, Hancock county. Ills. ;
Patriae O'Day, aged 7 years, fracture of
skull, vill probably die; Mrs. Kate O'Day,
bruised about head, neck and side, and in
ternally; Martin O'Day, cut and bruised on
the fate, also cut in right foot and braised
about the chest; William Doherty, left hand
cut aid bruised; Mrs. Mary Griffith, Fair
Creek, Ills., injured on forehead and right
eioow broken ; Mrs. Mary Ash, Bloomington,
bruised on left side and severelv
shockel; Dr. Ed S. RusselL Tuscarawas.
Ohio, severe flesh wound, ear torn, cut in the
head, severe shock, but rallying nicely;
his wife also cut in the bead; Emma Pater
son, Datur, Ills.; Mrs. W. J. Wright, De
catur, Ills.; J. C. Hovele, Litchfield, Ills.;
Croel (Yesler, Galveston, Ind. ; C. J. Wright,
baggageman, bruised on knee and right side,
cut on face; Paul Horn, Mt Pulaski, 111, a
cut on the bead, bruised on shoulder; Mrs.
W. J. Wayne, Decatur, Ilia, slightly bruised
little girl unhurt.
The O'Day family are relatives of Vice
rresi.it nt John O'Day, of the St. Louis and
San Francisco railway, and the boy and his
mother are fatally hurt.
A Reward for the Miscreants.
General Manager Morrill bas offered a re
ward of $1,000 for the arrest of the fiends
who wi-ecked the train. Nearly all of the in
jured are still at Sullivan uhder charge of
the medical corps of the road.
Sensation In the Episcopal Church.
MiLV arKKK, May 25. Episcopal circles
are tret .ted to a sensation by the conversion
of Mis Ethel Derry, a young lady promi
nent in All Saints' cathedral work, to Roman
Catholicism. Miss Derry is very well known
and hat hosts of friends who are all in a flut
ter over her defection. Miss Derry will
leave in a few days for Dubuque, la., where
she will enter the novitiate of the Sisters of
M e Can Spare Them Very Well.
Hklira,M,T., May 25. For a month
past M armons from Utah and Idaho have
been jo trneying through Montana by wagon
for the Northwest territory, where a large
tract of land has been purchased from the
Alberta Railway and Coal company by the
Mormoni church for colonisation purposes.
The movement seems to be an extensive one.
The colony is on the line of the Gait rail
way. Did What Krupp Couldn't Do.
Pitt bubo, May 25. Carnegie, PhippsAt
Ca have just finished two steel plates, each
nine ini bes wide, l!0 inches long and three
inches thick. The finished weight of each
plate is 9,000 pounds, aad the test shows 50,
000 pounds tensile strength. Krupp, of
Germany, was first asked to manufacture
the platta, but bad no rolls large enough to
turn out. such steel plates.
I Emperor William Indlgnaat.
' Bkkl:, May 2b. The Prussian colliers
declare .hat the employers do not hold to
their pr milae, and in consequence the men
ahow a tendency to holdout The emperor
shows tl e greatest interest in the contro
versy aid receives constant reports on the
situation. It is said that the attitude of the
owners lias aroused the emperor's indigna
tion. A S-Cent Fare B1U Passed.
Lansijq, Mich., May 25. The bouse yes
terday t xk up and passed by an almost
unanimous vote a bill fixing the legal fare at
2 cents ii the lower peninsula and 8 cents in
the upper eninsula, and also a senate bill
requiring the sale of 1,000-mile tickets for
$20 and amende J it by adding the exact pro
visions of the preceding bill in regard to 2
cent fan . The senate deliberately knocked
out the i ntendment by an almost unanimous
vote. 1 be bill amending the charter of the
Lake Shore so as to require it to pay 3 per
cent, tai ation on its earnings instead of 1 per
cent fai ed to pass in the senate, and a mo
tion to r econsider was filed.
Agtd Workmen's Insurance Bill.
Beklm, May 25. The aged workmen's
insurance bill was passed in the reichstag
Friday. Herr Boetticher on behalf of the
emperor thanked the members who voted for
the bill. The house then adjourned. The
bill pro idea that a small monthly amount
be dedu. tod from the wages of all working
people aid the money thus collected laid
aside for insurance against old age and sick
Mast " Tl state adds to the insurance fund
one-thirc the amount collected.
COSTLY MANSION BURNED.
Geo. Drtdge and 200 Guests Driven Out by
the Conflagration. - . .
Danville, Ills., May 25. The suburban
mansion of Gen. A. G. P. Dodge waa burned
to the ground at 1 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. At the time of the fire the general and
his wife, the latter a niece of United States
Senator D. W. Voorhees, were entertaining
200 guesto, among whom were Miss C. Can
non and Miss Mabel Cannon, daughters of
Congressman Cannon; Judge Wilkin, of the
supreme court, and many other prominent
Where It Originated.
The fire originated in the roof, from hang
ing lamps which had been suspended over
the art gallery sky-light above the stairway
and in the ceiling for the purpose of illumi
nating the glass. The fire smouldered and
burned in the attic thirty minutes, the first
known of it being the falling of the burning
timbers of the roof, which fell down through
the sky-light, crushing everything beneath
as it fell.
Panle Among the Guests.
The frightened guests, bare-headed and in
party apparel, jumped through opened win
dows and fled through back doorways to the
surrounding grounds, which were wet with
heavy rains. A number of gentlemen in the
smoking-room up-stairs were cut off from the
main stairway, and made a narrow escape
down the servant's stairway. The entire
scene was one of confusion and fright La
dies ran through the crowd seeking their hus
bands, who they feared were being consumed
by the flames.
A Close Call for Gen. Dodge.
But little of the furniture was taken out
from the ground floor, none being saved from
the upper stories. Gen. Dode, in attempt
ing to remove some of the property, met
with a close call, the roof of the porch fall
ing in above him, and being caught by a
Dlnaxtrous Blase at Elkhart, 111. '
Lincoln, Ills., May 25 A disastrous fire
fire visited the village of FJkhart, the home
of ex-Governor Oglesby, early yesterday
morning. Nine business houses were burned
to the ground, together with their contents.
The loss is estimated at f 30,000.
Another Witness Who Cnndem ns the Sys
tem in the Chicago Insane Asylum.
Chicago, May 25. In the asylum inquiry
yesterday Murray Nolson, who was a mem
ber of the county board in IS 7 and 1SSS, was
examined. He expressed the opinion that
the management of the institution should be
taken out of the hands of the county board.
The system of partisan administration is
prejudicial to good government, and tends to
fill the places with unfit attendants.
"Spoils" Cover a Multitude ot Sins.
With reference to the death of Burns, one
of the patients who is declared to have been
murdered by brutal treatment of the attend
ants, Mr. Nelson said the system was to
blame, not the supervising physician, who
would not te to blame under the circum
stances, even if he issued a false certificate
of death, as he is charged with doing. Most
of the disinterested witnesses are practically
agreed in this case that the "spoils system" is
chargeable with the whole of the trouble.
The reporter of The Times, who feigned in
sanity to get at the facts in the asylum man
agement, made public the horrible treatment
Would AbolUh the County Board.
County Commissioner Kimball agreed
with Mr. Nelson, and proposed a rather rad
ical change in county government He ad
vocated the abolishment of the county board.
The affairs of the county could be better
managed by three or four men appointed for
four or five year There would then be lees
friction and less change. There would be
less political influence and more regard for
the experience and fitness of applicants for
ANTICIPATING A RIOT.
Striking Miners Threaten to Close the
Collieries by Force.
Princeton, Ills., May 25. SherifT Hender
son, who has been on guard during the past
two weeks at Seatonville, a mining 'town
twelve miles east of here, telegraphed yester
day for reinforcements. The city marshal
left immediately with a posse. A riot is an
ticipated, as the striking miners of Spring
Valley, La Salle, and Streator have threat
ened to close the mines by force. The coal
mines at Seatonville are the only ones in op
eration in the northern portion of the state.
The Ball Playing Scores.
Chicago, May 25. By his defeat at New
York yesterday Anson and his colts dropped
to fifth place in the league record. League
playing resulted in the following scores: At
New York Chicago 7, New York 9; at Bos
ton Indianapolis 3, Boston 5; at Philadel
phia Cleveland 5, Philadelphia 4; at Wash
ington City Pittaburg , Washington 7.
American association: At Columbus
Cincinnati 4, Columl us 0. Other games post
poned. Western leagu : At Omaha St Joseph
3, Omaha 14; at Milwaukee Minneapolis 2,
Milwaukee 8; at Sioux City Denver 2,
Sioux City 8.
A Proponed German Propaganda.
Milwaukee, May 25. A. B. Geilfuss and
fourteen other prominent citizens of German
nationality have issued a manifesto, in which
they call attention to the necessity of effective
agitation for the preservation and propaga
tion of German-American interests ia the
schools and in public life, especially for the
improvement and extension of German in
struction in public schools. It is proposed to
organize branches of the society in all parte
of the state, and to consolidate them into a
The Valkyrie Wins Again.'
London, May 25. The yachts Valkyrie,
Yarana and Irex sailed another race
yesterday. The finish was made with
a good southeast breeze after a
splendid race. The Valkyrie again
proved the winner, her time being 5
hours, 6 minutes, 20 seconds. The Yarana
was second in 5 hours, 12 minutes, 22 seconds,
and the Irex third in 5 hours, 14 minutes, 10
Further Honors for Capt. MurrelL
London, May 25. The lord mayor re
ceived Capt Murrell of the steamship Mis
souri and his officers and crew at the Man
sion house Friday, and presented tbem with
testimonials for their bravery in rescuing
the passengers of the nuking steamer Dan
mark. A letter which had been received
from Prince Bismarck was read. . It was
highly laudatory of Capt Murrell and his
The Inqury Into Bluhop's Death.
Nkw York, May 25. In the Bishop in
quest yesterday the mind reader's mother
and several doctors testified that Bishop
had beeu subject all his life to trances,
in which he appeared to be dead and waa
dead to all me-lical testa. These trances
lasted from a few hours to a week The tes
timony is regarded as very strong against
the physicians who performed the autopsy.
A Variation in Domestic Crime.
Boston, May 25. Samuel T. Greene, aged
30, was stabbed last night by his wife, Sarah,
and is thought to be dying. The woman
claims that during a quarrel over a trivial
matter her husband attacked her, and that,
being unable to escape, she used the knife in
self-defense. She was locked up.
Pipe-Line to Chicago.
Pittsburg, May 25. A Grove City, Pa.,
special says: A new eight-inch pipe-line is
now bejng laid from Parker, Pa., to Cygnet,
0., where it will connect with the Lima line,
and thence run to Chicago.
The Weather We May Eapeet.
Wabhihotow Cm, May 5. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 a. m. yester
day are as follows: For Iowa Fair weather,
except In western portion, showers; northerly
winds; slightly warmer In northern portion,
stationary temperature in southern portion.
For Illinois and Indiana Fair weather, except
showers in extreme southern portions; nortn
ernly winds,except in southern Indiana, cooler.
For Lower Michigan Fair weather; cooler la
southeast portion, slightly warmer ia north
west portion; northerly winds. For Upper
Michigan and Wisconsin Fair weather; gen
erally warmrvariable wtds,
Located the Murder.
Further Developments in
. Cronin Assassination.
BLOOD ON THE 00ITAGD, FLOOR.
The Imprint in Gore of a Human Foot
Discovereds-Palnt Used to Cover Up the
Ghastly Evidence and the Officers In
Possession of the Brush Used The Key
of the Trunk Also Found A Man Who
Heard the Death Struggle An Alleged
Chicago, May 25. The police have struck
a promising clue which may lead to the dis
covery of the Cronin murderers. They have
discovered the cottage in which the murder
undoubtedly took place, and secured descrip
tions of the men who occupied it on the
night of the murder. It seems probable that
Cronin was decoyed into the vacant cottage,
murdered there, and then the body was
taken away in a trunk. The cottage in ques
tion is numbered 1753 North Ashland avenue
and is half a block north of Roscoe street, in
Lane park, Lake View. It is within half a
block of the bouse occupied by P. O. Sulli
van, the iceman, whose business card, left
with Mrs. Conklin, first caused her to sus
pect that the physician had been foully dealt
lllood All Over the Floor.
When the cottage was discovered, it was
found that the floor of the front room was
stained by great splotches of blood, which
extended out into the hall and appeared to
further extend down the front steps. The
walls were also splashed with blood. In the
rear of the lot upon which this house stands
is the residence of the owner, whuee name is
Carlson. These people have been warned by
the police to keep still, and it is impossible to
get them to say anything. The fact of the
blood splotches was made public yesterday
by three enterprising reporters, w ho broke
into the house while the policeman ia. charge
was on nis guard.
A Human Footprint.
But this ghastly evidence is not all When
the blood was discovered it was also found
that the great splotches and stains of
blood on the floor had been splattered about
by the bare foot of a man. Occasionally the
impress of t he right foot was also seen. Over
the blood in every instance but one, was
spread a thin coating of yellow paint To
avoid contact with the blood the man or men
in the cottage endeav6red to blot out all
signs of the life fluid by means of paint To
do this one of the fel loirs hopped about the
floor in his bare feet, daubing his brush
wherever he saw a pool or stain of blood.
The floor, walls, and front stairway are thus
More Important Developments.
The brush that did the painting was found
yesterday afternoon in the attic of the build
bag by the officers. It is an ordinary wide
made painter's brush, and is covered with
yellow paint similar to that used on the
floor. The key belonging to the trunk con
taining the body of Dr. Cronin was also
found in the room where the murder took
place. This in the eyes of the police proves
conclusively that the doctor was not only
murdered in the cottage, but that he was
also jammed into the trunk there. Whether
they lost the key or purposely threw it away
is not known. There are no marks on it by
which any identification can be made by
which it could be traced to the place of sale,
neard the Death Struggle.
William Mertes, a milk dealer who lives on
Woodsride avenue, a door or two north of
Addison, tells a remarkable story. He says
that on the night of the murder about V
o'clock he passed the cottage in which the
murder was committed, and saw a buggy
with two men in it drive up. One of tae
men went into the house, and immediately
afterward he beard angry voices and the
sounds of a struggle. He gave but a poor
description of the men he saw.
It Is Human Blood.
Dr. Brandt and Dr. Hectoern. the patholo
gists at the Cook county hospital, after a
careful examination, stated that the blood
was the some as that found iu the trunk. The
corpuscles were similar and pigmentation the
same, as were also the crystals found in the
blood in the trunk and cottage.
"It is human blood, and there is absolutely
no doubt as to the similarity of the gore
found in both instances," said the physicians.
x-oruons oi ine Diooa-stainen wood were
cut from the flooring and stairway by the
reporters and officers for special examina
tions. The result was a proof of the correct
ness of Drs. Brandt and Hectoern.
The Officials Are Hopeful.
Judge Longenecker was seen at his office
late yesterday afternoon. He bad just re
turned from Lake View and was in a well
satisfied mood. "Lieut Schuettler and
Capt Wing have been doing some very suc
cessful work on the case, and have some very
important clues. I think it will be only a
short time before some of those .directly im
plicated in the murder of Dr. Cronin will be
under arrest" When asked what, in his
opinion, was Woodruff's connection with the
case, be said with an expressively contempt
uous snap of the fingers, "He doesn't know
that much about it"
Moat Important Clue Vet.
The Latest. The Times says that the
horse driven by the man who lured Dr.
Cronin to bis death was white; that it was
ordered by Policeman Daniel Coughlin, at
the livery stable of Patrick Dinan on North
Clark sti eet, for "a friend" who would call
for it later in the evening, and that after
ward Coughlin asked Dinan to say nothing
about the rig. Coughlin is an officer de
tailed at the Chicago Avenue station.
What an Irishman Says,
New York, May 25. J. P. Ryan, ex-president
of the Irish National league, said yes
terday concerning the Cronin case: "I knew
Dr. Cronin well; saw him every time he
came to New York ia recent years, and had
frequent correspondence with him. I char
acterize as utterly false the statement that he
ever made charges about the misuse of Na
tional league funds. Those statements are
either concocted by his enemies to blacken
bis character, or are put into the mouths of
people who never uttered tbem by reckless
reporters. The National league funds were
not misused, and Cronin never charged it
His murderers were unquestionably Irish
men, but I don't believe that any organisa
tion decreed his death."
Will Occupy Grant's Old Pew.
Washington Citt, May 35. The presi
dent yetterday accepted an invitation to at
tend a Grand Army memorial service at
Metropolitan M. K. church next Sunday.
The president's pew, the pew In which Grant
used to sit, will be reserved for him.
A Theological Opening for Women.
Hartford, Conn., May 25. The trustees
of the Hartlord Theological seminary have
voted to open all courses of the institution to
women on the same terms aa to men.
Washington Citt, May 2a Among the
appointments announosd yesterday by tbe
president were the following: Charles P.
Hitch, of Ulinoia, United States marshal for
the southern district of Illinois; B. F. Gilker
aon, of Pennsylvania, to be second comp
troller of tbe treasury, and 8. B. Holiday, of
Pennsylvania, to be commissioner of cus
toms, treasury department.
Any Outrage in the Burning t
Rom, May 25. Tbe pope, in hia alloca
tion at the consistory yesterday, protested
against Italian legislation hostile to the char
itable institutions of the Catholic church.
The proposal to erect a monument in mem
ory of Giordano Bruno, who was burned asa
heretic at the end of tbe sixteenth century,
waa denounced by the pope as an outrage
Katal Dnal la Alabama.
Birmingham, Ala. .May 25. Near Browns
ville, Madison county, Thursday, James
Round tree and George Wilson fought a duel
with pistols. Wilson was killed at the seo
ond shot, and Roundtree fled. Th man war
yowog farmers. They loved tba same girl,
and agreed So settle the affair by a dneL
and with it
Lacs Curtain Stretchers I
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our or roumta frame.
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
EviKY HOUSEKEEPER SHOCLD liAVB One 1
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EC. F CORDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
inc. rnLtniA muiUAL Uirc. I
Legislative Action Asbrcl to Prevent Its
Trraident from gelling His Stock.
Hartford, Conn., May 25. Legislative
interference has been asked to prevent the
sale of the controlling interest in the Phoenix
Mutual Life Insurance company of this city
to ex-State Senator McFarland, of Philadel
phia, a scheme to wreck the corapftny being
k apprehended. The fact first became known
1 early in April that President Goodman, of
the Phoenix, was negotiating to sell to Mr.
McFarland his $61,000 of stock for 510,0ti0,
or 1 10 for one, which McFarland was will
ing to pay, becauHe his purchase would give
him the presidency of the company, big
stock dividends and control of flO.OJO.OOO of
assets, including a surplus of over $1,003,000.
Application was made Thursday to the legis
lative committee on. Insurance for a hearing
of the case.
A Reorganization Wanted.
A bill was submitted to the committee pro
viding for the reorganization of the company
on a purely mutual basis and for the retire
ment and cancellation of the stock, the presi
dent and secretary to pay for the stock out
of the surplus and transfer it to the insurance
Commissioner. The bill was advocated by
counsel for policy-holders and local members
of the board of directors and favored by In
surance Commissioner Fyler, and was op
posed by President Goodman and Mr. Mc
Farland. The formal hearing will be held
next Tuesday, and the measure will be rushed
through the legislature with the object of
having it in force before June 1.
MONUMENT TO ROBERT E. LEE.
ceremonies at the I nvelling Thereof at
Alexandria, Vs. Th Address.
Alexandria, a, May rue occasion
of the unveiling of the statue of Robert E.
Lee, erected to the memory of the Confedrate
dead, drew together a large crowd yester
day. The iarade was composed of mili
tia from various parts of the state,
nve companies, and Confederate Vetera na.
At the monument Capt Raleigh T. Daniels.
of Virginia, made an address on behalf of the
artists, formally delivering the monument to
the camp. At the conclusion of his speech
Miss lrgmia Beverly Corse, daughter of
Gon. Corse, unveiled tbe monument. Gov
ernor Lee, on behalf of the camp, accepted
Washington and Lee Compared.
Reviewing the history of Georjre Washing
ton that of Lee be said: "If Washington was
a rebel, so was Uobert E. Lee, in tbe opinion
of some. The crown of success was bound
to tbe brow of one and chains of defeat en
compassed the other; but their conscientious
devotion to the cause each espoused remain
toe same, and neither victory nor disaster
can aim one ray in their respective careers.
He closed with a plea for recognition of the
fact that the men of both armies were Amer
icans and splendid illustrations of American
INTERNAL REVENUE SCANDAL.
Kr ported Crookftdnraa in the Cincinnati
Cincinnati, O., Mav 25 The latest devel
opments in the revenuo investigations show
that Collector Bishop's storekeepers have been
absent from assignment as long as three
days at a time, leaving the keys with tbe
distillers whose houses tbey were suptosd to
The Government Swindled.
The possession of the keys and the altsence
of the store-keeper afforded the distillers tbe
means of placing high-proof spirits in low
proof iwrkages, equalizing wantage, and
otherwis) tampering with the spirits, by
which tho povernmeut has been swindled out
of thousands of dollars. Some store-keepers
are said to have beeu well paid for their ab
sence aud tbe kevs.
Time on the Tart
La to si a, Ky., May 25. At the races here
yesterday the stakes were won by the fol
lowing horses: Lake View, mile, 1:17;
8atnantha, M mile, 0:51$; Daisy F., mile,
0:50; Castaway, 7 furlongs, 1:4S; Maori,
miles, l:5fi; Phoenix, mile, 1:03.
Chicago, May 25. The races at the West
Side park yesterday were won in the follow
ing order: Steve Jerome, mile, 1:17';
Bob Forsythe, mile, 1:1'.?. ; Jessie McFar
land, mile, 1:10; Insolence, 1 miles,
1:57; Kate Bensburg, mile, 1:16.
Kkw York, May 25. The Gravesmd
course record yesterday was as follows: Sea
drift, J mile. 1:15; Inspector B., 1 1-16 miles,
l:4SJi; Long Island, 1 mile, 1:42; Cayuga,
Ji mile, l:lbtf; E;kwood, 1$ miles, 1:55$;
ouracie, mile, 1:15.
The Reformed KpUcopallana.
BOSTON, May 25. At the session of the gen
eral council of the Reformed Episcopal church
yesterday it was voted that when the coun
cil adjourns it be to meet iu the Church of
the Epiphany, Cleveland,0..two years hence.
a proposal to admit Kev. Mr. Lsher, rector
of bu Bartholomew's, Montreal, to the synod.
with the title of bishop, was opposed as con
trary to the hpirit of the church, it being
contended that the title pertains to an office,
not to an order, but tbe council finally voted
to recognice the title, and admitted Bishop
Rose Terry Cooke, the authoress, isseriouslv
ill, and her pbysiciaus fear neuralgia of the
Saturday's European steamers took from
New York $3,000,000 in gold bars for London
It is stated positively that President Har
rison will review the parade in Brooklyn on
Queen Victoria was 70 years old Friday,
and the day was observed in England with
The inter-etate commerce commission will
be at Chicago on the 27th and 28th insts. to
hear a case relative to rates on live hogs and
In pursuance of orders recently issued by
the Austrian war office, a large number of
Austrian military officers have lately been
engaged in studying tbe Russian language.
Sam Yip Jab, one of two Chinamen on
trial in Milwaukee for debauching little
girls, waa convicted Friday. The penalty
for the crime is thirty-fire years in the peni
tentiary. - .
"Irregularities" have been discovered in
the Mercbante' National bank at New Haven,
Ooaa., involving a l6ss to the bank of from
50,0.0 to -$100,000. It is a case of trusted
cashier and teller.
SPRING HAS COM i
the pleasure of beautifying home
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
cIISJ- PABLOB SUITES-
No words can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
W . B. BARKF.r?
has purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor
Hewill make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of tbis
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best oo.h
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
U. B. ZIMMERi
-IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
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 LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
laTA One lot of Children's Carriages cheap.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
A.T MM .
with new pieces of-
is reserved for
Opp. Harper Hse,
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravies Etc Couveuimt
for NURSES biliitf water a delicious BEEF TK.V
is instantly provi.lcd. INVALIDS will find It appetizing,
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In convenient lock
ages of both SOLID AM) FLt!I EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS ANOCROCERS.
COMPLETE IS ALL
CVll catalogues address
J. O. DUN C ATT,
Dann t, Ioh
It will pay yon to rail brfore ptinhta.ng-
No. 1006 Third Avenue.
Call and compare stocks.
5KZITH & SON,
opp. Masonic Temple,
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