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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thtrsdat. Jcne 20, 1889.
VaYenpert's Ktreet t'ommisnloarr
fa m I'apIeaaaBt Predicament.
Street Commissioner D. A. Mc
Gagin, of Davenport, is in an un
pleasant predicament. At last night's
meeting of the city council, a
a report was made of a special com
mittee appointed about a month ago
to investigate the charges of collusion
and fraud conferred against Street Com
McQngin and Mrs. Amanda Cook, or her
agents, in the matter of furnishing street
material for the city. Following the
reading of the report, chaiges were pre
ferred against Mr. McGugin, of which
the following is a synoposis:
1. That between May and November.
loos, be certiBed to be correct bills pre
sented against the city by Mrs. Amanda
Cook for the furnishing of rock for street
material to the amount of 1.454 cubic
yards, whereas the amount actually fur
nished was 833 yards, and the amouut
Incorrectly paid by the citv on McGu
gin's certificate was f 1,082 85,and that he
was derelicit in duty in not keeping a
close check upon all bills for such ma-i
2. That in pursuance of some agree
ment between Mrs. Cook or her agent,
Chas. Hanger, and said MrGugin over
one hundred dollars was paid to the lat
ter at divers times and in divers amounts
within the time above stated, as his share
of the over payments, in violation of bis
oath of office and duty as street commis
sioner. S That said McGugin has failed to per
form his duty as street commissioner
since July 1, 1888, in that he kept no
records of street material furnished dur
ing the time specified.
4. That said McOngin has been guilty
of neglect of official duties in his method
of crediting persons with street material.
The method of procedure in this matter
was as follows: Blocks of printed tick
ets were furnished the city section hands
in each ward, under the supposition that
such tickets would be delivered to team
sters delivering rock, one ticket for each
load. The contractor presented these
tickets to the street commissioner, who
certified them to be correct, upon which
a bill is rendered in accordance with the
number of tickets presented.
The paper concludes with the state
ment that this method ot procedure ren
ders fraud possible, and that by reason
of its pursuance the city has been de
frauded of large sums of money, and rec
ommends that the verification of the
charges be followed by the removal of
said McGugin from office.
Txkota Frmf tn Want a Hand.
Huron, D. T., June 30. The semi-annual
meeting of the South Dakota Farmers' alli
ance is being bold in this city. The grangers
declared themselves in their platform as re
solved to have a hand in the government of
the new state. They also asked for the adop
tion of the Austmliuu system of voting. A
free-trade resolution was voted down.
Sunday Shaving Mot Necessary.
Ikdiarafolis, lud., June 30. The
supreaie court yesterday decided the case of
the appeal of Barber Knox, who was ar
rested and fined for keeping open on Sunday.
The court holds that shaving and huircutting
are not work of necessity within the mean
ing of the statute, anp the judgment of fine
in Mie lower court is affirmed.
The New Dearborn Observatory.
Chicago, June 20. The new Dearborn
observatory at the Northwestern university
in Evans ton, was formally dedicated
yesterday afternoon. The building, which
cost 5,000, is the gift of Mr. James B.
Hobbs. It contains the great Clark tules
cope which was bought by the Chicago As
tronomical society for f IS, KM).
The Amendment llmten by 18H.OOO.
i-niLADELi-HiA, Juno vi. uitioihi anil es
timated returns from every county in the
state show a majority of 1,44!) against the
proponed prohibition ammuliuent The
amendment providing for the repeal of the
poll-tax qualification is lost by ahout lftO.UlO
A Iiishop Down on the Boycott.
Dublin, June 20. Bishop O'Dwyer h
written a letter severely denouncing the peo
ple who have conspired together for the
placing of a boycott upon the Knockea
cbapeL Having failed, he writes, to turn
the people from their evil conduct, he mast
now take ail the steps within his power to
prevent tiod's house from being made the
instrument of a wicked combination. He
alone propoeus in the f nture to determine
who shall be excluded from this house of
worship and who shall be allowed to enter.
fturo to Strike on Carnegie.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 30. Yesterday a
committee from the Amalgamated conven
tion mot in consultation with the manage
ment of the Carnegie Homestead mills, with
reference to the wage scale. The Amalga
mated committee conceded several points in
their rules, hoping thereby to bring about a
settlement. The firm insisted that the com
pany's scale be adopted, stating that they
would consider no other proposition. The
committee withdrew, and a strike at these
works will in all probability occur July L
The Horrors of Eviction.
Dublin, June 20. Nine families were
evicted at Yougbal yesterday. Among the
tenant dispotwusod was an aged woman
named Sweeney, to whom the last sacrament
was being administered when the evietors
arrived. Sirs. Sweeney was subsequently
Couldn't Out a Tardon lor Marking
BpRINOriKl.n, Ills., June 20. Representa
tive James IL Farrell, of Chicaco. and
Thomas E. Merritt, of Marion, were in the
city yesterday endeavoring to secure a par
don for J. C. Muck in. They left without hX
and declared that their mission had been a
We oiler one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking nail's catarrh cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
West & Trtjax, Wholesale druggists,
Waldinj, Kinsar & Makvin, Wholesale
druggists, Toledo, O.
E. H. Van Hojsen, Cashier, Toledo Na-
tionr.1 bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's catarrh cure is taken internally,
action directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
An Imperative Necessity -
What pure air Is to an unhealthy local
ity, what spring cleaning is to the neat
housekeeper, so is Hood's Sarsaparilla to
everybody at this season. The body needs
to be thoroughly renovated, the blood
purified and vitalized, the germs of dis
ease destroyed. ScroTula, salt xheum
and all other blood disorders are cured by
Hood's Sarsaparilla, the most popular
ana successful spring medicine.
Bloody Work by Four Young
Imps of Satan.
CRUEL MURDER OF A COMPANION.
The Chicago Grand Jury Indicts Burke
labouchere Defends Alexander Sullivan
An Arkansas Man Does a Devilish
Deed Tho Cook County, His., Insane
Asylum Denounced Tragic End of a
Forger An Old Woman of Seventy
Charged with Husband-Murder.
Term Haute, Ind., June 20. A boy
named Snyder, 13 years of age, was cruelly
murdered near Highland by four boys,
whose ages ranged from 0 to 15 years. These
boys two brothers named Pearman and two
named Douglass had told Snyder that they
would cut of hi head, but his father allayed
this alarm by saying the boys, who had a
grudge against him, made the threats merely
to torment him. Tuesday the four boys,
after protesting to him that they really
meant him no harm, persuaded him to go
with them to the swimming place in the creek.
The Young Floods Succeed.
Young Snyder, not returning by 9 o'clock
at night, his father went to these boys, all
except one of whom insisted they did not
know where the youth was. The one vol
unteered to take the father to the spot
where he had last seen the son, which was
on the bank of the creek, when the body
was found in the creek. The boy had been
stabbed, one wound penetrating the skulL A
bullet hole in the head told also of another
cause of death. All the boys have been ar
rested. INDICTED MARTIN BURKE.
A True Bill Fonnd Against the Latent
Crnnln Suspect Investigation Note.
Chicago, June 20. About the only feature
of interest yesterday in the inquiry into Dr.
Cronin's ruurd.T was the presentation in
court of an indictment found by the special
grand jury against Martin Burke, now held
at Winnipeg, Man. The three persons who
went to New York to idontify Mnronoy and
McDonald and failed, returned yesterday
(norning, and Martinson, the express driver,
went before the jury and positively identified
the photograph of Burke as the man for
whom he hauled the furniture to "murder"
cottage. The indictment was found imme
Hurried by the Folic.
The Indictment against Burke was brought
into court at the earnest solicitation of Chief
Hubbard, who said that it would take two
weeks for the special messenger to make the
circuit from Chicago to Winnipeg by the
way of Springfield, Ills., Washington City,
and Ottawa, Out. The messenger will start
Those Sullivan Telegrams.
A great deal of time is said to have been
spent by the jury in examining the telegrams
produced by the Western Union. These are
addressed principally to Alexander Sulli
van, though some are to Coughlin and other
suspects. A number of those to Sullivan are
in cipher, ami will require an expert to make
them out. Nothing interesting regarding
any of them transpired. None of the jurors
would talk. Most of the evidence taken yes
terday was regarding Crouin's declaration
that Sullivan was seeking his life. It is offi
cially given out that no more indictments
wiK be returned before the final report is
A False KcnnH.
Extras were out as early as 10:30 yesterday
morning announcing the startling alleged
fact that Burke had agreed to turn states
evidence, made a confession and given the
whole conspiracy away. Later telegrams
from Winnipeg declared it a roorback with
out a particle of truth in it
Labouchere Defends Sullivan.
London, June 30, Labouchere, writing
in Truth about the charges against Alex
ander Sullivan, says that everything that
The Times (which has an agent and banking
account in Chicago) can do to prejudice the
public against Sullivan will be effectually
done: First, because Sullivan advised Pat
rick Egan respecting information sent to
England regarding the I'arneli forgeries;
second, because he selected Father Dorney to
convey across the ocean the documents which
smashed The Time's case. Labouchere says
the assertion that Sullivan misapplied funds
intrusted to him is shown to be absolutely
false. He thinks it probable that these
charges have been brought against Sullivan
in order to compel the production of the
books of the American league, just as the
forgeries were published, in order to obtain
an inquiry into the Irish league's finances.
Chicago Methods Not In Togna.
Wixnipko, Man., June SO. All attempts
to interview Burke yesterday were futile.
The police keep the strictest guard over the
prisoner, and allow no one but his counsel to
see him. He was photographed yesterday,
much to lus indignation.
A BRUTAL MISCREANT.
He Shoots Out a Man's Eye and Then Be
ing Defied Kills Him.
Helena, Ark., June 20. James Gregory,
constable of Hickory Ridge township, this
county, was shot and killed Tuesday by
James Crosby, a stave maker. Crosby had
received threatening notes signed "White
Caps" in which he was warned that he had
one too niuny women in his house, aud that
he had better mend his ways. Gregory
passed his house Tuesday and Crosby stopped
him and accused him of writing the notes,
which Gregory denied. The men quarreled
bitterly, and finally Crosby seized a shotgun
from the hands of a bystander and shot
Gregory in the face, felling him to the
Defied by His Victim.
The wounded man, with both of his eyes
snot out, raised himself on his elbow and de
nounced Crosby as a coward and murderer.
and invited him to finish bis work by shoot
ing him again. Crosby replied that he be
lieved he would, and deliberately fired the
other barrel into his head. The unfortunate
man died in half an hour. Crosby fled to
Clarendon, in Monroe county, and gave him
self up to the sheriff.
Josephine Is a Brick.
GoBHBif, Ind., June 2a Josephine, the
sister of Madge Wickham, the violinist,
dressed herself in boys clothing Tuesday
Bight and mercilessly oowhided an unknown
woman, who was on har way to a clande
stine meeting with her father. Jesie than
read the riot aet to the old man ia great
shape. He is a prominent doctor and a
wiObwer. The fa tolly la among the beet
A Dlsgraoe e Ia Kame,
Chic abo, June 20. 13m and of the in
vestigation into toe admitdfttration of the
Ceolt county insane asylum, whlob. was
started by The Times, whloh sent a reporter
so the asylum in the guise of a lunatic, was
reached yesterday when Judge Prendergast
summed up the results in a scathing denun
ciation of the manner in which the asylum
was conducted. He declared that it was a
prison rather than an asylum, and totally
unfit for habitation; that politics, rather
than the good of the inmates, ruled the man
agement, and that the treatment of the peo
ple confined therein was heartlessly cruel.
He closed with a declaration, that a special
session of the legislature should be called to
take the management over to the state.
A 70-Year-Old Murderess.
Washington, Ind.. June 20. Richard
O. Allen, a prominent Harrison township
farmer, was found last November tied to a
tree in his own orchard with his throat cut.
The bloody knife was lying near, and traced
In the sand were the words: "I choose to die
by my own hand." The coroner's jury de
cided that it was a case of suioide, but later
developments indicate that Allen was mur
dered by his wife, aged 70 years. It Is
claimed that she has made a confession, and
a warrant will be issued for ber arrest.
Suicided in JaiL
Lot isvllle, Ky., June 20. Nathan
Sohwiirta, claiming to be a traveling sales
man f jt a New York button house, and it is
said it son of Jacob Schwartz, 119 East
Lomburd street, Baltimore, was arrested
Tuesd ty afternoon for forging a check for
$1& Shortly after being lodged in jail be
took a dose of arsenio and died at 10 o'clock
Tuesd ty evening.
lawyer Billings Out on BalL
Wa ncRLOO, la., June 20. Judge Couch
yester lay approved the bond of M. E. Bill
ings, who is charged with the murder of
County Attorney Kingsley at Waverly, and
he wa i released from custody. One of the
sureties on the bond was a member of the
-jury that convicted Billings of murder in his
Poisoned His Paramour.
Bbcokxtn, N. Y., June 20. The coron
er's jary in the case of Mrs. Jessie Duff,
who loped from Glasgow, Scotland, with
Dr. Ji.tnes Downie, found last night that her
death was due to arsenic placed in her reach
by ootinivanoe of Downie, and he was re
mand) d for the grand jury.
A Rascally Cashier Sent Down.
Boston, June 20. W. H. Derby, former
cashier of the Mutual District Messenger
comps ny, was yesterday sentenced to three
years' imprisonment for embezzlement.
AN EXPERT SWIMMER DROWNED
Despite the Efforts of Slugger Sullivan and
NKvrYoRK, June 20. A World special
from Belfast, N. Y., says: Sullivan and
Muldcon were vUited Tuesday by Mr.
Martin Laux, a young lawyer of Buffalo,
who i also manager of Rogers, Milbourne &
Locke. . of that city. After dinner it was
suggetted by Muldoon and Sullivan that the
party, including Mike deary, of New York,
and Mr. Johnson, of Cincinnati, take a stroll
to the Genesee river for a bath. After en
joying the clear, fresh water about half an
hour t ae party came out, and, with the ex
ception of Mr. Laux, who remained on the
oppoei se shore, began dressing. He was an
expert swimmer and an athlete of some note,
and as he started to swim back but little at
tention was paid to him, as no danger was
antici a ted.
A Cry for Help.
.The party was chatting and laughing,
when suddenly a cry for help from Laux
was heard. All at once commenced disrob
ing ant in a few seconds plunged into the
water. The strong swimmers put in their
best st okes to reach Laux, but before they
could tret to him he was carried over a mill
dam 2i 0 feet below and was drowned. Sul
livan and Muldoon made every effort possi
ble to rescue him, even at the risk of their
own lives, but all efforts proved fruitless,
and as yet the body bas not been recovered.
It is thought be was taken with cramps.
Lajhino, Mich., June 20. The Hamon
liquor tax bill failed to pass the senate yes
terday after passing the house. The senate
indefinitely postponeJ the bill providing for
excisemen to enforce the liquor laws. The
senate passed the bill requiring the announce
ment at all station whether trains are on
time or not, and a resolution requesting the
secret! ry of the interior to have the Miehi-gan-Oliio-Indiana
boundary surveyed. The
house assed a bill requiring all passenger
and m xed trains to have air brakes by Octo
Hovey Appeals for the Miners.
Indianapolis, June 20. Governor Hovey
last ni,;ht prepared a proclamation in rela
tion to the strike ot the block-coal miners ot
Clayounty. He quotes the address sent
him 1 y the commissioners of Clay county,
and than states that he does not presume to
claim ioy legal right to request or demand
any ai 1 from the citizens of this state for the
relief if the suffering miners or their fami
lies, but he hopes that the appeal will meet
a warm response.
THE JOHNSTOWN RELIEF FUND.
Conference as to It Distribution Gov.
Beaer Fresent Motes from the De
Johnstown, Pa., June 2ft Governor
Beaver arrived here yesterday and made a
tour of the flood-stricken district, together
with the relief commission, the memliers of
which accompanied him. They all said that
the res lity was worse than any of the descrip
tions published. Later a conference was held
by the commission. The Pittsburg members
of the commission wanted the 11,000,000 loan
expended upon measures of solid relief for
Johnstown, while the eastern memtters were
of the i .pinion that the Susquehanna and Juin
ata val ey sufferers were also en titled to recog
nition. After a great deal of talk Governor
Beaver decided that Johnstown should have
75 or Si per cent of the $1,000,000.
A ppllcatlon of the Belief Money.
The next question was how the money
should be applied. Houses wan conceded
the flirt want of the people, and 500 Chicago
ready-made houses will be put up and fur
nished as soon as they can be got upon the
grown. It was also decided to use every
means possible to make the stricken people
of the community self -supporting, and in
duce tl em to get to work as soon as possi
ble. No Surplus of Relief Fund.
A resolution was passed that all the money
in sigh"., all the money raieed and that will
be rah! will not be sufficient to meet the
wants of the sufferers in the flooded valley.
The commission elected Governor Beaver
chairman, and R. 8. Stevens, of Philadel
phia, secretary. The commissioners and all
praised Gen. Hastings' services in the Cone
maugb valley in this great emergency.
A Call on Miss Barton.
Govt rnor Beaver and party called on Misb
Clara Itarton, the president of the Red Cross
society, and each gentleman was presented
separaely. The governor congratulated
Miss B trton on her good work.
Reporters Have a Close Call.
A bl ist from one of the gorges yesterday
mornhtg threw a huge stone high in the air,
over tlie press tent at Gen. Hasting's head
quarters, falling through the canvas, nar
rowly missing one or two reporters who
were v-riting at tables in the tent This is
but on ) of the many narrow escapes daily.
An attempt last night to reduce the wages
to a be -lis of uniformity, on the part of the
contractors, met with a general threat to
strike by the workmen. Some of the men
who b ive been working In the drifts have
been getting a day and half's pay for a day's
work, and all classes of workmen have been
paying 60 cents a day board, and they .are
also murmuring on this account, or rather
because of the quality of the food, and this
empha fixed their threat Gen. Hastings told
them he had nothing to do with the wage
questii n, and they left murmuring. Labor
ers are very plentiful and if there ism strike
others Will replace the strikers.
TOOK HIM AT HIS WORD.
That Mad Dog Offer Taken by a Mao
Who Meant Business.
Sid, .li A, Ma, June 20. The offer of Dr.
Ed N. Small, of this city, to give $500 to any
one wl o would be bitten by his rabid dog and
trust t a mad st one for a cure, while not in
tended as a bona fide offer, has attracted
more attention than the doctor anticipated.
He ha had applications from several men by
mail aid in person to accept the proposition,
but t all of them the doctor re
plied that the offer was a joke, and
that he would not stand by it
One m in, however, a stranger in the city,
from Arkansas, who refused to give his
name, was not to be put off in this way. He
gained aocess to the place where the rabid
dog wia, bravely bared his arm and exposed
it to tl e dog. The animal immediately bit a
piece c toe nesh out of the rash man's arm.
The deg died in convulsions fifteen minutes
later. The man applied a madatone to the
wound and is still alive and well, but annre
bensics are felt for bis future. It is thought
toe me n s mina is affected.
Or sed by the Sights at Johnstown,
Wilosbajuuc, " Pa., June 20. Phineas
Joyce, who went to Johnstown to aaa the
sights iiad was made crasy, has been sent to
sue ra avuie aayjum.
THE HOOK THEKSD AHSTJB THURSDAY. JUKE 20. 1889.
Notable Incident Occurs at
the White House.
THE IIEST PRESIDENTIAL VETO.
Why the Cruiser Charleston's Bell Will
Ring with Sliver Tones Alleged Bogus
Veterans on the Department Rolls Civil
Service Reform and the Census Clerk
ships Wanamaker Surprised The Con
stellation A Courtesy to Queen Tie
Washington Crrr, June 30. A quiet
little incident that did not attract much at
tention at the time, but which was afterward
discussed quite freely, occurred at the exec
utive mansion yesterday at the president's
publio reception. Among the callers were
many members of the Patriotic Sons of
America, who are holding a convention in
this city. Each member wore the large white
badge of the order, and one of them, after
shaking hands with the chief magistrate, at
tempted to pin his badge on the president's
ooat The president gently, but quickly,
stopped him, saying: "No, no, I would pre
fer not," and the Patriotic Son of America
1 painted from further efforts in that direo
iion. THE CRUISER CHARLESTON'S BELL.
How the Workmen on Ber Enriched the
Metal with Their Dimes.
Washington City, June 20. The secre
tary of the navy has written a letter to Rep
resentative Morrow, ot California, thanking
him for the information regarding the metal
in the bell of the new cruiser Charleston,
Morrow, in bis letter, informed the secre
tary that a few days before the casting of
the bell the pattern-maker at the works sug-v
gested that it would be a pity to use ordinary
metal, and that each of the workmen on the
steamer contribute 10 cents in silver to en
rich tRe composition, and give a superior
ring to it
They All Chipped In.
The entire force of more than 1,000 re
sponded to a man. The sum real i zed a mounted
to about $1.V, nearly all of it in 10 -cent
pieces. It was placed in the crucible and
mixed with the other metal used in making
the belL In concluding bis letter the secre
tary says: "There bave been many costly
presents made to ships of the navy by tc wns
and persons, but there is not one that the de
partment values and appreciates more highly
than this offering from the workmen of the
THE CENSUS OFFICE CLERKSHIPS.
Superintendent Porter Opposes the Civil
AVashtnoton City, June 20. Superin
tendent Porter, of the census bureau, was
one of President Harrison's callers yesterday.
He came to oppose the recommendation of
the civil service commission to extend
the operations of the civil service
law so as to include appointments
to clerkships in the census office. Mr.
Porter told the president that he was not
fighting the commission, but only wanted to
show that if the commission's recommenda
tion was indorsed by the president it would
result in lessening, rather than increasing,
the efficiency of the force to be employed in
the office. Most of the persons wanted by
him, he said, would have to be sought out
personally and persuaded to accept the po
sitions tendered to them; and he felt certain
that many would not care so much for the
positions as to undergo examinations in order
to secure them. The president promised to
bear Mr. Porter's argument in mind when he
came to consider the matter.
PUTTING THEM TO THE TEST.
A Charge That There Are Bogus Veterans
In the Departments.
Washington City, June 30. Phil Sheri
dan Command, No. S, Union veterans, re
cently passed resolutions to the effort that
certain employes in the departments have
an asterisk prefixed to their names on the
rosters of the departments, moaning that they
have served in the military or naval service,
and that these men have never so served. In
order to settle this question and weed out the
impostors, Postmaster General Wanamaker
has ordered that all alleged veterans, or wid
ows' sons or daughters thereof, shall, within
ten days, make statement of the service per
formed in each case, and that the fact shall
be indicated correctly on the rolls.
Yankee Blue Jackets Honor Queen Vic
Washington City, June 20. In a report
to the navy department: Rear Admiral Bel
knap, commandant of the Asiatic squadron,
states that on May 24 the United States ves
sels Omaha and Monocacy "dressed ship" in
cotnjNiny with H. M. S. Cordelia in honor of
Queen Victoria's birthday. A salute of twenty
one guns was fired at noon by both the Cor
delia and the Omaha. The marines of the
Omaha were out in full dress, facing the Cor
delia, and presented arms while the Omaha's
band played "God Save the Queen."
Surprised at the Sise of It.
Washington City, June 20 In speaking
of the vote Tuesday on the prohibition
amendment in Pennsylvania Postmaster
General Wanamaker said yesterday that he
was not surprised that the ameudment bad
been dufeated. He had expected the result
He was surprised, however, at the magni
tude of the vote, and had not anticipated
that the majority against the amendment
would be so large.
Ocn. Falrrhild Will Accept
Washington City, June 20. Gen. Lu
oius Fairchild, of Wisconsin, has notified the
president that he will accept the vacant place
on the Cherokee commission. He will meet
the other members of the commission iu this
city in a few days.
The Constellation Is All Right
Washington City, June 20. The navy
department received the following dispatch
yetterday: Constellation ashore yesterday,
inside Cape Henry light in foig; afloat; in
jury not serious; must dock; proceed to
navy yard to-day ; all well.
Appointed Fostoffloe Inspectors.
Washing -on City, Jnne 20. Llewellyn
Jordan, of aiississippi: Charles R, Clarke,
f New York, and W. J. Vickery, of In
diana, were yesterday appointed postoffioe
Washington City, June 80. Russell R.
Leonard was tppointed postmaster at North
Manchester, lud., yesterday.
J. H. Payne, postal olerk, of Iudianapolis,
and TL R. Renhart, postal olerk, of Effing
hame, Ills., were killed in a railway wreck
on the Pan Handle near Btaubenville, O.
firakeman M ufar land died in a few hours
and Conductor Burria and Postal Clerk Bol
tou were fatally injured.
Brickmakera Strike for Eight Honrs.
Chicago, June 19. Two hundred brick
makers in the brick yards ot Purington &
Kimball and Wall Bros., Blue Island, and
sixty employed by Adam Wecklefs brick
manufacturing establishment, Hammond,
Ills., struck yesterday for eight hours' work
without reduction in pay. The manufacturers
express their oeterminaslon to hold out
against the demands of the men and fill their
places with new employea It is thought that
800 or more additional brickmakera, who are
now working ten hours, will be drawn into
the movement '
doing to See Alaska.
Nxw York, June 20, Ex-Senator T. C.
Piatt started yesterday for a trip to Alaska.
At Detroit be will be joined by Gea Alger,
Mrs. Alger, their two unmarried daughters.
Fay and Frances, their eldest son, Russell,
and the wife of Gen. Q. R Poo, formerly
Gea. Sherman's chief of engineers, but now
in charge of the harbor of Detroit The
party will be further increased at Omaha
and Tacoma by Mrs. J. M. Thurston and her
husband, the president of the republican
National league. Theyt will be gone for
about sIt minis,
Flyers id Chicago.
the American Derby.
POINTS GATHERED AT THE STABLES
Sam Bryant Predicts Fine Weather, bnt
Not Sanguine as to Proctor Knott The
Sure StarteTS Comments on the Horses
Base Ball and Race Track Records
The Champion Checker Player Dan ra
ven's lacht, the Valkyrie Shooting
Chicago, June 20. Horses are as thick at
Washington park now as cobblestones in a
Philadelphia street, and their numbers will
be largely augmented before the great meet
ing begins. There is every prospect that the
Derby, which will come off Saturday when
the meeting opens, will be an open race. Of
the seven trainers who expressed themselves
regarding the contest yesterday at Washing
ton park, three declared that Hpokaue stood
the best chance to be first past the post, and
the others had an idea that Don Jose would
have first crack at the 17,000 prise. 8am
Bryant said that Once Again was the fittest
for a bard race. He will start Proctor
Knott but does not think the great son of
Luke Blackburn w ithin a hundred yards of
the form he was in when he started for the
Not Saneulnn for Proctor Knott.
"My horse is not only poor in flush," said
he, ''but short of preparation. He will fall
away beaten at the head of the stretch, I ex
pect Should it be a heavy track, I will
start Come-to-Taw, bio, for be is as good a
horse as any Inxiy has when the going is bard.
In my opinion the fight at the finish will lie
between Once Again and Don Jose. But,
mark you, I dont want to underrate Kpokane.
He is a great race horse, but he has not got
over the stomachache old Proctor gave him
at Louisville." ,
A Weather Prediction. !
Sam thinks Saturday will bo a beautiful
day. "I can always toll," he exclaimed,
"when it is going to rain better than any
weather sharp you ever saw. When you
find a stable free from flies in summer, like
mine is to-day, for instance, it is not going to
rain to amount to anythiug for some time to
Wants Mrljint-hlin to Rlile.
George Buchanan, the trainer of Sorrento,
thinks the race will be a very bard one from
start to finish. He would fancy his horse
better if he was between thirty and fifty
pounds heavier. Sorrento is a small but
compactly built animal, a leautiful chestnut
in color, with shapely liml ami neck. He
has the name of being a wonderful goer in
the mini Buchanan, however, is praying
night and day that the track will be light and
dry, for then he thinks the colt will stand a
better show. Dan McCarty was at Sheers
bead bay yesterday negotiating for Mc
Laughlin to ride Sorrento. The colt gal
loped over the Derby distance yesterday in
Keeping Watch on Once Again.
It is as difficult to get near Once Again as
it is to obtain admission inside the walls of
Auburn prison, unless you should be in the
clutches of the law. The system of espionage
so noticeable around Haggin's stable is vigor
ously enforced. The colt has lieen worked
during the night, but this much is certain lie
has greatly improved since be ran for the
Kentucky Derby. He is simply in the best
possible shape and will have the pick of the
jockeys in the saddle, for Isaac Murphy, "the
smoked Englishman,' will ride him. Neither
Garrison nor Kitsrpatrick will ride him, they
having mounts at Coney Lsland Saturday.
How Spokane Strikes Them.
Spokane was heiug led around the lawn in
front of his stable yesterday. He looks to 1
in fine trim, although he has done no heavy
work since he bas been at the track. Hi,
flesh is hard and his muscles stand out like
whip-cords, while his eye is as bright and
clear as the noonday sun. Noah Armstrong
thinks his colt bas the race won already.
Long Dance will lie in the race at all its
stages. George Ryoe has backed his horst
and is looking for the liest-of unengaged tal
ent to ride him. He, tv, wants McLaughlin
to ride for him. If he does not get Jimmy,
the probability is ilhams w ill have the
The Sure Starters for the Tterhy.
The sure starters for the Derby are Spo
kane, Sorrento. Le Premier, Long Dance,
Brown Princess, Retrieve, Don Joxe, Proc
tor Knott, and Once Again, while the doubt
ful ones are Outtoutid, Sportsman, aud
Come-to-Taw. If only the nine named a.'
positive starters comete the race is liound to
be the finest in the history of the club. Spo
kane was last night the Jfavorite in the bet
ting with Once Agaiu and Don Jose alter
nate second choices.
flaying lr the Pennant.
Chicago, June 30. Following are the
League scores on the base ball diamond
yesterday: At Chicago Chica-o 13. Phila
delphia 11 ten innings: at Cleveland Cleve
land 10, Ne York 1; at Pittsburg Pitts
burg 1, Ii.).ton 0; at Indianapolis Indiana
polis S, Washington 3.
Ani3rican association: At Brooklyn
Brooklyn , Baltimore ft; at Philadelphia
Athletic 6, Columbus 0.
Western league: At Sioux City Sioux
City 10, SU Paul 13. At St Joseph St. Jo
seph 10, Milwaukee 3; at Denver Denver
14, Dee Moines 12.
Clone to 8hoot with the llrltishers.
TKW YoilK, June 3ft. The Massachusetts
rifle team of sixteen men of which James P.
Frost, of the editorial staff of The Boston
Ololie in captain, sailed yesterday morning
on the City ot Chicago for Queonstown. The
team will meet the Berkshire Volunteers, the
London Rifle Brigade, the South London
team and the Suswx Volunteers.
The Western Lcsrue Shuoters.
Indianapolis, June SO. The five days'
tournament of the Western Shooting league
was opened here yesterday by preliminary
contests. About 2.V) marksmen participated
in the shooting. The only awards were eold
badges for fifteen "centers.'' The prizes to
oe contested tor aggregate 12,000.
Has Faith in the Valkyrie.
London, June 20. Lord Duuraven, in an
interview yesterday, stated that the Val
kyrie, iu her recent performances, had fully
answered bis expectations. lie believes that
she will win the America's cup, especially if
moderate weather prevails, as is must likely.
Beed Wins tha Checker Contest.
Chicago, Juue 110. The checker tourna
nament for the championship of America,
and S-100 stake money, closed yesterday with
a victory for Heed, the score standing: Bar
ker, 7; Reed, 9; drawn, Si.
Winners at the Kara Courses.
Chicago, July 20. No time that is worth
noting was made on any of tha race courses
yesterday, in fact it was phenomenally slow.
At Brightou Beach tlie winners were: Baa
over, Burlington, My Fellow, (Jarnagla,
Taragon and Wynwood. At Chicago: Stary
teller. Boot jack (whose mile time was
l:41Jfl, Marchburn, Rambler and Winslow.
At Su Louis: Kidnap, Millie Williams, Corn
Fisher, Queen of Trumps sad Unlucky.
Telegraphers In Convention.
Clxviland, O., Jum JH The annual
convention of the Grand Division of Rail
way Telegraphers began hare yesterday. The
address of welcome was delivered by Judga
Oeot-gnB. Golden, a former telegrapher.
Addresses were also made by Grand Chisf
Telegrapher A. D. Thurston and Past Grand
Chief P. W. McAllister. little business was
transacted beyonil the appointment of com
mittees. Another Kna-llsa avatdleata InMf Us.
Ba Francisco, Jum 20. HL W. Ham
mond, representing' an fojr"-b syndicate, has
ssUoted a site at VaiWJo, opposite Mm Mare
island navy yard, for ertsMve iron and
steal wjraa Ten nsUlson dusters ve keen
sefMaslbed for the purpose by ogfi4h eapi-
SPRING HAS GOME !
and with it
J Lace Curtain Stretchers 1
OUT Of OUNQf SAME.
Will Save yon Money, Time and Labor.
EvtKY lIoUSF.HKRI'R SliOl LD liAVK OWSJ
auy lady can operate them.
For Sale Ey
LJ I TTT-n-n a l ft -i ITTJ
EC. IE1. CORDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
The senate of the National TTnion is in ses
sion at Sandusky, Ohio.
Belfast, Ireland, has sent $2,5)0 by cable
for the Johnstown sufferers.
Daniel Bartels, the famous Plattdeutache
poet, has just died in Hamburg at the age of
The river is falling at Wil liamsport. Pa.,
and alarm over the possibi lity of another
flood has subsided.
Quinbell Bros., of Newark, England, bare
donated f 2,500 worth of their world-famed
disinfectant to Johnstown, Pa., and it will
arrive by fii-st steamer.
The Chicago and Eastern Illinois railway
has -obtained possesion of a majority of the
stock of the Evansville and Terre Haute rail
way. The formal transler was made Wednes
day. The National Association of Stove Manu
facturers ot the United States assembled in
semi-annual convention at Saratoga, N. Y.,
Wednesday with seventy-five delegates in at
tendance Three hundred delegates from all parts of
the Union, to the world's Sunday school con
vention whiih meets in London July 3,
sailed from New York Wednesiny on the
Dr. W. 1L Duncan, who arrived at New
York on the steamer Colon from Aspinwall,
Tuesday, is ill with yellow fever at ITS
Haiicock street, Brooklyn, N. Y. He has
been isolated in the building.
The freight depot of the New York Cen
tral railroad at Buffalo, N. Y., was burned
to the ground Wednesday morning. There
was but very little freight stored there and
the damage will not exceed f35,000.
Col. O. H. P. Cary, well known through
out Iudiaim, died at Marion, that state,
Wetin -s lay. 11 was a veteran of the Mex
ican war and war of the relellion, and had
been also prominent in the public affairs of
While the "Fall of Babylon" was in pro
cess of exhii.ition in Philadelphia Wednes
day night the roof of the building fell on the
i"ii people present, injuring many of them.
No one was killed, but a number had arms
and legs broken.
Twelve thousand people assembled to wit
ness the hanging of Hardy Hamilton,
Wednesday, at Rome, On, and then the
sheriff was cruel enough to have the execu
tion come off in the j.til, where only a few
privileged jieople could e it.
Henry Baker, a 6-year-old boy, of New
York city, took his baby sister, less thau a
year old, out for an airing in her cab. Ti e
boy found a small pistol on the sidewalk, and
managed to shoot the little girl in the head,
indicting a probab'y futal wound.
The Omaha Bee will buzz hereafter in the
"largest and most complete" newspaper
buil, ling in the country. That enterprising
paper "moved in" Wednesday with great
eelat, the governor and many other notables
being present at the "house warming."
A I J Smuggler's Conscience.
Washington City. June 20. A conscience
contribution, amounting to $130, was re
ceived at the treasury department yesterday
from a lady in Philadelphia. Her letter ac
companying the remittance stated that the
money was for the payment of customs du
ties on goods which she hail smuggled into
ltelclan Statesmen Still Turbulent.
Bni sSEbs, June 20. The disorder which
prevailed in the chamber of deputies Tues
day, continued yesterday and a strong force
of police were on hand to guard the chamber.
The president appealed to the house repeat
e Uy to preserve order and decorum, but
A Duellit's Sentence.
London, June 20 It. iron Gynito, a Hun
garian iioLlctimn, has beeu sentenced to three
yean,' imprisonment at hard lalx- in the
prison of (li-atz for killing bis adversary in
a duel during the fasting anniversaries.
Earning or the AtrhUAn.
Boston, June 20. The gross earnings of
the Atchison, Topelca and Santa Fe railway
for the first week in June were (approxi
mately) $1!1 1.401. an increase of $42,9ti2 over
the same week last year.
The Weather W May Kipect.
Washington Citv, Jnne 30. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. vester
day areas follows: For Ohio. Indiana and
Michigan- Fair weath-r; stationary tempera
ture, followed Tnurs-iav by slightly cooler
weather, northwesterly winls. For Iowa
Light rain: slightly cooler weather; southerly
winds, becoming variable. For Illinois and
isconsin - Fair weatl er;st ttiouary tempera
ture, fobowel Thnfedty by fhowers and
slightly cooler weather; variable wiuds.
Chicago. June 19.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 June, opened Sllc,
closed 80c; July, opened aud closed 7T)c;
August, oiened ?4? chwe.1 7"c Corp
No. 2 June, opened 31'e, closed 34c; July,
opened 34, cloud August, opened
Hc, closed ;'Mbc. Oat-No. 2 June, opened
closed 22Vjc: July. oened 2o, closed
S-Ttic: August, opened and closed 224c Pork
June, opened fll.4- closed fll.fci; July,
opened tll.au. closed S11.57H; August, opened
tU-TO, closed $11.06. Lard-June, opened
and closed 0.45.
Produce: Butter-Fancy Elgin, creamery. 18
2J per lb; darics in line, lOi&USe: roll butter
Eggs Strictly fresh. 13c per do. Poultry-Live
chickens, H0Wl4c per lb; roasters,
6c; turkeys, T.Hc; ducks, n3o. Potatoes
Choice Burbanks, 4fio per bu; Beauty of He
bron, iiKiWc: mixed lota, M&JO; sweet potatoes
$1.7rit2.i per bbL Apples Choice greenings.
J.5UiA;5 per bbl; poor lota, locibiLVU. btraw
berries tL25(.'.aU per S4-qt. case.
Nxw Tom, June 18
Wheat No. red winter. 83c cash; do July,
do August, ti.'H do September, c3ic
Corn-No. mixed, O4o cash: do July, UH
do Auicust, c. Oats-tttoady; No. mixed
cash. 28c; do June, SKo; do Jaly, Vvx. do
August, ZWcc hye Dull. Barley Nominal.
Pork-Dull; new mess. 13.2.tia.5o. Lard
Quiet; July, t.": August, tSS.s
Live Stock: Catt le Demand weak and mar
ket closed heavy and lower; ateera, all natives.
tH-M&4.7t V MO V: hulls and dry cows, Le
3.50. Khecpand Lambs Firmer and hbxaer
fur both sheep and lambs; sheep, $3.87H4J.1S,
f) 101 is; lambs, X1.UK37.&U. Hogs Nominal
ealllnK value, t4.603S.UU.
Bay Fpland prairie, 8.00,
Hav T1mem new $784X).
Hay Wild, t6.00M.ju.
Tsrnips 18. -
oosl Boft lie : haid M.00
oord WoodOak, I4JK; Hickory, to.
the pleasure of beautifying home
Rich, Ilandsome, Magnificent and Uni
No words can do justice to
W. B BARKER
has purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his preder-Pssor
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of tlia
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the U ROodfi .
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
IS THE BEST,
and if you are wise you will buy no other. Thw js iU,tw
good in any other make but has been stolkx from it.
Hardwood Finish and Bronze Trimmings, honest
goods in every way.
t"SoLD ONLY BY
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
J. B. ZIMMERi
IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OP
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 PTIICrES ARE LOW.
-Manufacturer of 4iid Dealer in all kinds of
9" A fine lot of Children's Carriages cheap. It will ry yon to call before pnrrbas.ng.
No. 1006 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127, West Third St.,
with new pieces of-
the Novelties exliilie,l.
Opp. Harper House,
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravies, Etc. Couvmient
for NURSES witb boiling water a delicious HEKr UK
is instantly .rovlill. INVALIDS wUl flud it apiwtlzinc,
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J. C. DUNCAN,
t 1vksvokt, Iowa.
Call and compare stocks.
CIHITH & SON.
opp. Masonic Temple,