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THE ROCK" ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 30, 11519.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
TCESDAT, JCLT 3), 1889.
IIans O. IIA5K5EM. a wealthy politic
ian of Albert Lea, Minn., wts appointed
postmaster there by President Arthur.
When Mr. Cleveland became president he
had three jears to serve. lie was kept in
office two yearn, when he was removed
for cause upon charges filed by many
patrons of the office, including a number
of republicans. In his place D. K. Siacy,
a democrat, was appointed. Mr. Stacy
was a brave Union soldier went into the
service a private and came out a lieuten
ant. He has made an efficient postman
ter, but with two years t.f his term yet to
run, he has been amoved by President
Harrison, and the office restored to Hani
n Civil service reform aside, fair
play and common decency are violated in
aicn pet for miners as this.
Lemon parties it re the fa)s just now,
and the lemon lunch is the favorite of
all, and it mut lie confessed it is not a
bad idea fr a hot diy. The invitations
to the lemon lunch l-tr'a lemon for a
cret, and ev ryho.lv who u n.l wears
a knot of h mon colored ri't.bon. E-h
one brin; a lemon, too. S me youns
ladies of the hosiess' family or aeqtiain
tDcecut the lemon in two as the come,
and put the seed into a lemon colored
bowl. The ingenuity of the lady of the
estate U displayed in the decoration of
her table. Ererythint; is yellow, so far
as oMMe flowers, china, the bonier of
the napkins and cloth. Each dish has
the flavor or warning or parnibing of
lemon. At the end of the lunch the
lemon seed bowl is brought on, and each
lady has to puess how many seeds it con
tains, the one cuessins nearest receiving
a prize of a piece of china, the one mak
ing the worst estimate a lemon s.jueezpr.
K-lln Tril on Hi Mil.cla.
F(BTI.AM, !, v :' I n! Klll-ii, ttrtt
h-aT-f.;tit 'Hiiit, ho i ; rout- to
San Kranii-.-o t.. ft.l,t J"- M. Aul.tt -. u
a bti( til link S.in.l.iv an.) is ti. .11 j ill. He
enter.! i.iw ..i.n arvi kn.s kM a innn out
for aavm:; that I'.-it Stnslv a?, a "tie
man. Hi then turn-.! .-- nn a lt-z.n men
in the on anl jt 11 thi-m alt 111 a csi nr.
1'amily t rnil In l.origi'V
M Uaf, Ha., Jn'y : Tim racniln-n
each of trie Mi llae an t I .am-a-trr families
engaged in richt Vf.tHnl.ir. It a th
result of a I!!.! of lorn; stan lin Wali
Laneater. the lia.1 of ti e faniilv, wnsUill'-d
and Wright lin. nt. r and E.I M.Iiae were
woun'Lsl. f.r'lxtlilv ftilv. 14. .th tanulu-s
wer prominent poitu-l!y.
The I Ittln forth World lair.
Chicago, Ju t :to Mayor IVfier has
makeups list of a committee of W riti
zns who ar. to ue th-ir en l-v,rs to brinff
th wor.l's fair to Chicago. The li-t com
prise CHifcr-nsinwi, ex-nwrors, fon-in con
tula, government official- uii.t ttie niiliiarr.
The Watrr.Wallivr .-! There.
BosT. Julv Troffor Oi.lrieve.who
starti from I'emtiert on Saturday to walk
00 the wat.rto H..t.n arrived yeU-rday
momiujr. after a -v-re experience in the
fog. having rt his way alui pone. ashrrw
fint at Im; Nland lirhr.
Legal Uictit o, lUimin 4 ath(tlir HNhop.
Birtrp-ip.n. M ., July Tn- K -v. Fatd. r
Harrington. s:s:,tnt oistor i f St. Mary's
I'biirco, a arriin.-i y't-rdiy in the
municipal eonrt rharl with assault an 1
battery. Ianicl Sbac a jarihi ner. at
teniil in-iss without puy in 10 cent, which
fe the hinhop recently or.lore.1 to l po11h
ftl at that !TViee t li!iiiate the Utbt oil the
paraona. Shai krow trie to erow.l l.y the
priest, who was collecting tbe f, ani was
ejewi from the rhuroh. The eonrt rule.1
that the :i.hrp, who hoi la tlA dtmi to tbe
cLiireh pr' pcrty, haJ a lejal riht to impose
a foe for ailiuLvion ; that Sharkrow t1iatieye1
tbe decree an l trieii u force an entrance,
and that the priet was jutifi.vl in usin
reasjnatilo for.-e to f j-ct him. Father Har
rington was tluicbnrt.
Th McmI i.rower' Ao4-iation.
CuLi hbcs, hio, July ?,. Ttie National
WckiI Orowi-r a.-siciatiin mot hi re yter lay
with Hon. Columbus IVlano a. ireiln.
Tbeir r)lutiori approve of tha rulings of
Secretary S"lllll.,m ari l A-Utant S-r-tary
Mayriar-1, ty which w.mI i j.ut at
ftJ o nts. a ponn-1, an'l if .'1iii2 K-tiary
t..oiL.r in 1. nit, n; w-vilt-n na.w at a
dutiable rate 1. f Jo (nn m. iwt
to ask the w-T-tary of the treasury to in
struct the rn-tom bouses that all wool im
ports which are more valualwo f T nianti-fat-ture
than onahl wo-.l r- b.-IJ at
c-nt, duty ;)) that prib-nt call on
extra session f ooncr-s. to r'-tu1y the in
adequate iuti, on wrol and wvJm waste.
IM They Tampr with the Letter
Iicfux, July .'H Mayor K-"xton has r
ceived president Harrlou"s reply to the
message of sympathy from the Lublin cor
poration for the Johnstown inifT -rers. The
president exprowes high appreciation, and
on behalf of tbe American poople returns
warm thanks for IniMin's sympathy and
cootriliuti otts. SextJin says tlie olM ial en
velope enclosing the letter ShoTS traces (f
having lieen tiNreil with. The h.1 bad
been melted and tbe envelope refateued with
another kind r,f gum, while toe American
crest was liad'y deface L
IMafnati Can't be Cared
by local application, as they can not
reach the d incased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafneas,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflasncd con
dition of the mucus lininp of the Eustach
ian tube. When this tube gets icflamed
you have a rumblinK sound or imperfect
heariog, and when it is entirely closed
deafness jg the result, and unless the in
flammation can be taken out and this
tube reDlored to its normal condition,
liekriDK will le destrojed forever; nine
cases out of U n are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of tbe mucus surfaces.
We will aire one hundred dollars for
any rase of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we can Dot cure by taking Hall's
Catarrh Cure- Send for circulars, free.
F. J. Cbeket & Co.. Toledo, O.
tySold by druggists, 75c.
August 6 and 20. and September 10 and
24, and October V. the C, IL I. & P.
railroad will run harvest excursions to
Kansas, Nebraska. Missouri, Arkansas,
Indian Territory, Texas, New Mexico,
Arizona. Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Iowa,
Minnesota, Dakota, Montana and Colo
rado. Tickets will vbe sold on dates
mentioned above and will be good for
thirty days from date of sale, and tbey
will be good for stop over either goins or
returning at any point west of tbe Mis
souri river, at any point beyond St. Paul,
and in case of tickets to points on Iowa
Falls division of tbe B., C. K. & N. rail
way or Pacific division of the M. & St.
I railway, stop over will he allowed at
any point beyond the Mississippi river.
A Cleveland man has just married
again tbe woman from whom be was
divorced ten years ago. Meantime be bad
married a second wife and became a
Men and Their Wives
A Nebraska Man's Matrimonial
DESERTED BY HIS FIRST I-ARTNER
Be (onoln Iltmaelf by Marrying Her
Mother Wife 1 Return, and Now
Ma Ha a Sorlal Problem to Solve
Ioal Iometie EnterprUe Ieeloped by
tbe Jnhmioaa Ilater Fartlier IVU
About the Smith Drtmi at t hicaao.
NrBRgsa Citt, Neb.. July A
peculiar and interestinsevseof unintentional
bigamy has jut leen brought to light in
thtscitr. Henry Jonea. a truck farmer,
now I'.tids near this city, about fire years
ao mamo.1 Alice Morrow, a girl al-ut fif
teen rear his juuor, the daughter of a small
market par l-n r livin; nar Fvia, IlL For
one reir tli--ir marri.l life wis a happy one,
1 1 1 the f :rl, no was thought by Jones'
f. i-n.l- t t s -m -what wild, tami dowo
a id ma ie a ni't exwnpiary wife.
Itr Jn.t -Li-t Hrr Weal."
At tl.e .-oil "f fi'iMi tii'Hittis Mrs. Jones
e uni dwoot 'tite I, and went to Ottawa
for a vi-it. While there, it is said, she
llUu a m-.intvr of a minstrel coni
ptny which was pl.-iyini; there at the time.
J nc. h-n l Heard of the niattw, made
b.it littl.- fits- o i no attempt to eaU-h his
runaway w if-. A few months later he re
ieiv,".! a co(-y of a pajvr ovitainin a notice
of tlie d-at -i of h is w;f at lafarette, Ind.
And Courted llrr Mother.
Hieaonol mourning wassh'Tt and he
oon liejan to make live to bis mother-in-Uw.
Vt M rrw, w ha had taken up ber
roi t- with Jonc mxni tlie dcoth of her
hiUiid. which o.-ciirre. ti.rtly after her
dauihti's marnaire Seven months after
J.ntew bear ! of thejatn of his wife be led
the blushing wi.lowTothe altar at Fe.wia.
The cxipU." came v Nebraska City ahout
thr-e year ao and bave inca lived near
What Will He Io Now
Two es aco Jones was itartle.iy the
a p aran.v of bis girl-wife. She said she
had led a 1'itt r life and weary and heart
sick h.d dt-tcrmin d to sek her mishand,
hoping fir shelter if not frgvfneft. She
had l.n to the 1 Jd home and thre learned
that her hushand and mother had come to
N'.t-aka City, hut ber friends had fcld ber
nothing of the marriage, which had been
kpt as awret a p.sil.l. She explained the
loath ootuv as part of tht game
played 111 order to .-scape pursuit
A Wat tint of the l'lrticnlty.
J .nes Whs in the city Sun lay consultinj an
attorney a- to a hat steps U tAte in the mat
ter. A divorce from the first wife will prob
ahly t smrol, an 1 a new marriage enter!
into with his mother-in-law. He says his
first wife will not oj.poe this plan, as there
Is 00 love lot b-teen them, and all she
wants is a home an I ipiiet for the rest of ber
life, lth of which Jones agrees to give her.
f Those letters A Statement
I rom the .fudge.
Chicauo, July .10. Janu W. Smith, who
was the principal in tbe tragic scene in
Judge M. CoiiueU's ciiurt Sunday morning,
is expected by bis physicians to n--over, and
is resting easilv. Judge McConnell vs seen
yeaterday and asked regarding the letters
Smith gave him. He said tbey were pathetic
protettatiom of innocence, written with the
intention evidently of committing suicide if
found guilry, but contained no proof of use
in oourt. One of them i to J. W. Taylor,
tho man Smith charges with being tbe chief
of the alleged conspiracy against him. Tbe
judge ha not yet determined to make the
Referring to the statement published yes
terday that, he showed emotion during tbe
scene in his ctturt, and that be was surprised
at the verdict mid believed Smith innocent,
Jude McConnell said: "I did not show any
emotion as the desinti, and it is unfair
t say that I expected an aopiittal for
Smith in su h a wav as t intimate that I
had sai 1 srt The ai ti.i al intimates that
I believe.1 him inievnt. If I had L-lievl
bim innocent the case would not bave gone
to the jury. When there is no case against
an accused I have nerve enough to takj the
rsp.in.sibility of saying so.
It has not traiispire-i what steps will be
taken in the case if Smith should recover,
but his wife bad a long interview with
Jude McConnell yesterday, and confesHoii
her share in the pilot, so it is reported. One
of the juriirs was seen yesterday, and said
tbe jury was s rfectly satisfied of Smith"a
guilt, as they Considered that the testimony
given by the d's tors who examined him
weak and contra Iictory, while the little girl
told a straight story. It has developed that
Mrs. Smith bers-lf s,r,-a.l the reports that
resulted in Smith's arrest an 1 trial.
EXPOSED BY THE FLOOD.
I One nt the Ieai at .lohnstowa lave Two
J. nN-T .ws, Pa., July 3). One of the
nio-t -tarliin sensations just brought to light
by th-recent fl.s.l is the fact that W. H
Overti k, a prominent man and resident of
this place for ten years, married here and
tbe father of several children, had a wife
l.ving in Philadelphia. He was well-liked
by everybody, and held a prominent jmsi
tion with tie Cambria Ir.m company. His
wife was of a respoetahle family, and no one
tip ted that he hal l?n living a dual life.
Su'-b, however, was the case, en the Phila
delphia w 010 m has fully estaMisbed ber
identitv, and, in addition, she has three
children born to Mr. Ov.-rbeck l-f .ire be left
tier. Just how be manage! to keep bis
Philadelphia wife away from here is not
known, but be regnlariy sent ber J(
month from his wajes. The case will likely
n iw l taken into the courts on account of
Mr. Overbeck's insurance money, as hisfam
iir has surviv.i him.
A Thief tot ha Hone.
1:ij.mim,T"N, Ms., July .'JO. FredJie
Neeoe, a lad .f 'J years, who wiihiii a few
months has lapo-l into notoriety as the
yunget horse thief on recoril, and w ho a
week ago stole three horses in the city, Sat
urday stole three horses and a cart. Later
be stole a spring wagon and left tbe cart in
its stea L Still later in the day be appropri
a ted a tricycle. Am be is too young to send
to the reform school tlie authorities are at a
loss to know what to do w ith him.
I: resident Cleveland Colng- Tarhtlna;.
Wamiinotos: Crrr. July 30. Ex-Presi
dent Cleveland, wbo is going on a yachting
trip for t wo weeks from Aug. 1, will after
war! go to the Adirondack, and Mrs.
Cleveland will accotnpaay him. CoL D. 8.
Lamout will tie with him on tbe yachting
cruise and wdl then join his family at Sor-
Deadly Klot Among Italians,
I'lTTSBrRU, Va, July 30. A report reached
this city yesterday that at 10 o'clock yester
day morning a serious riot hail occurred
among aotne Italian laborers engaged in lay
ing a pipe line, near Lock No. 4, on the
Moiiotii:ahela river, about twenty-five miles
from Pittsburg. The foreman in charge
wished to transfer a gang of fourteen men
from one part of the work to another. Tbe
men refuse! to go and a riot ensued. One
Italian was killed, another was fatally
wounded; and a numb -r of others were seri
Internal Urrrauc Collection.
Wahhixotox ClTT, July 30. The com
missioner of internal revenue, Mr. Mason,
has made bis report to tbe secretary of the
treasury on the operations of the internal
revenue office for the fiscal year ended June
1, s! The total collet-tiona for the fiscal
year just ended were Hf,5,43'i.'3, and
this sum has been duly accounted for and
covered into the treasury. Fur the fiscal
year ended June 30, lew, tbe collections
were 1J4.326, 47V 3i Tbe ccst of collection
for tbe past year was 3.2 per cent, exactly
FATE OF TWO COAL MINERS.
BorriMa tMth lit a Barainc Coal Mlat
Thirty Malea Ala HuraaA.
Birmingham, A' a, July SO. A fira which
ftartad Sondaaifht in shaft No. S of the
Pratt coai minea oi the Tenoeaaee Coal, Iron
and Railroad com, any, six mile from thia
city, is still raging. Two miners ,-ind thirty
mules -sere caught in the mine and died
horribai deaths. They were cut flt from
air, ani the burnii g shaft, SX) feet deep,
was tbe only means, of exit. The names of tbe
men hare not be learned. It has been
impossible to ext nguish the fite, and it is
supposed a warn of coal is burning. The
greatest excitement prevailed when the fire
was discovered u nil it was learned that
there were only twj men in the mine. Tbe
cause of the fire is inkown.
It la the Identical I'la.
Washisqtox CrrT.July 30. Some months
ago a silk flag, sup need to be the one that
draped the casket if Abraham Lincoln dur
ing the joruney fr m Washington t Spring
tieKl, was placed in a glass-covered frame
and given a proti inent position in the office
of tbe secretary of war. War department
officials were not certain, however, that the
flag was the one it was suppisl to le. and
an element of uncertainty surronmied its
ptaiuon in the secretary "s office. Yesterday
the uncertainty we s set at rest by the dis
covery in the fold of the flig of a card
signed by Adjt. fi.n. Townsend, starting
that it was the identical flag used to drape
President Lincoln' casket
The Cerneaa Scottish Kile Asain.
Cedar Rapids la, July 3A The flht
over tbe Cerneau Scottish rite in Masonry
has got into the cmrtsinth s su. Yes
terday a t-niporary injunction was ordered
by Judge Pre-ton r gainst the grand l'sle of
Iowa, which recently commanded that alt
master Masons now in the so-called "LVn'au"'
branch of the tctish Uite the organua
tion represented t y the plaintitT forthwith
sever their connection with tbat bod." or
suffer expulsion after a certain length of
time. The plaintif" is the grand consistory
of the Scottish Hit in America, represented
by C. E. Barnes, J. C. Graves, and Henry
Kare t'an Keeorsls.
ST. PaTL. Minn.. July 3d. At the races
here yesterday the stakes went to the follow
ing horses: Thankful, 4' mile. l:li' J: Ar
genta, mile, l:2V'sj ; Alarm Rdl, '4 mile.
1:17V; Longalight, K miles, 1:MV ; Minuet,
J-i mile. 0:'..
Chicago, July 30. The record of the
West side races resterdav is as follows:
Toxuhoe, .; mile, V; Heaconsfleld, I1
miles, 2:14; Kloren a E.. 1 1-lrt miles. 1;.V1,;
Marie Foster, mile, Iil'-s.; Pink uvttage.
mib, l:l'.,l4; P Lrrim, Vj" nid?, 0:51".
Hurdle race n.n run.
The Ann A -hor tNefalf atlon.
An Arbor, Mich., Julv :. With refer
ence to the allege. I emls-zzleuieiit of trut
fun. Is by Attorney King, it is state,! by bs
fnnds that he invited the monev tMr the
fund and not for his own benefit, and tbat
the loss is due more to incompetency than to
wihful deception. No legal measures will t
taken against King The deficit at first ap
peared larger than it will later. King is
generally liked, an 1 no one suspects him of
willfully abwbinii any of tbe money be
longing to the fund.
The Cronta Murder Suspects.
Chicago, July id. The Crouin murder
suspects Begcs, Coughlin, O'Sullivan.
Kunze and Wooiln.ff were again arraigned
in Judge Horton's court yesterday. Beggs'
attorney demanded immediate trial and
entered a motion for a.imii.Hi to bad:
Woodruff, Cough' in and Kuuze moved to
quash QaV indictr tents and O'Sullivan, the
toe-man, moved u r a cnange of venue to
Judge Ha was, of tie circuit court. Tbe de
cisions ou all the in Mions tbre reserved.
They BoKftted Too Soon.
Sax Francisco, July 3.) Kate Field has
withdrawn her resignafion as lecturer on
Tho Oo$iel of the Grape"" for the California
iticultural coram.-stion. She writes from
Richfield S Tings. 2v Y., and says she takes
this action because of the symp.hy and sup
port gs-n ber by tne commission and tbe
California press, and also brc:iuse the Ixohi-
bitionists have Urfi'tcsl tbat they forced ber
to abandon her oppsition U) their cause.
The Orant Question In Parliament.
London, July In the commons last
night Morley spoke for his grants' amend
ment requiring a promis. that no further
grants shall be ak si for younger memls-rs
of tbe royal family. Chaiiilrl.iin oppose.!
the amendment, an I Latiouchere advocateii
it. The amendment was rejecte.1 S'tit to
13-L (Wa-istone, tl e Parnellites, and most
the Liberals voted with the majority.
Flnmhets, (;a and Steam litters.
BriOKI TN, July 30. The annual conven
tion, of tbe Jouneymen Flumtrs, Steam
Fitters and lias Firer of the United States
of America aod Ci.ua.la was oened early
yesterday at term n in Plumbers' balL A
large number of delegates from all parts of
tbe country were pi'esent. John Dougherty,
of Brooklyn, presid!, and R. A. O'Brien, of
Washington City, as secretary.
That Alleaed titrrator Mnh.
STRIATJR, Ilia., .l7 lu. n. -m1,
port1 to bave t irrounle.1 the shaft at
Kangley Saturday turns out to have been a
mob of women an 1 children, w ho armed
themselves with tit pans ami bells and went
to the shaft to sere lade tlie working miners.
They quietly dispel sed w hen tbe sheriff made
ot Aeronaat Hogan's Itoily.
AMrrvvjLLe, L. I., July So Coroner
Preston examined yester lay tbe body found
on tbe beach at F re Island Su.iday a 'ter
noon. He says it does not answer tbe
description of Prof s r H gan's lniy. On
the tody was found a portion of a S-w York
newspaper date! Ji ly 'J, and the aeronaut
made his ascension July 14.
Death of a Noted Civil Encineer.
FaEMlNOTON, Me., July Sl. Daniel
Beady died yesterdty morning, aged 7- years.
He had been a noted civil engineer and
bridge-builder. He built the first steam
flour mills in St. liouis and various large
flour and quartz nulls in New Mexico, Cali
fornia, and otber western states, besides a
large number of bridges.
Poismed by Eating lee Cream.
LaCOMa, N. H., July 30. John Board-
man, wife and t hill, and Mrs. Boardman's
mother, Mrs Blair, and sister, Mrs. Bush
man, were poisoned Friday I f eating vanilla
ic cream of their cwn manufacture. Physi
cians had great iiflUulty in saving their
lives. Mrs. Blair it not expected to recover.
Senate Coinoiftioe on Indian Affaire.
Victoria, B. C, July 3). The United
Statea steamer A.batross with tbe senate
committee on Indian affairs, arrived here
Friday evening on the return from the trip
to Alaska. All are well. I he party pro
ceeded Saturday to Port Townsend and Ta-
IUm Ball Scores.
Ch ICAGO, July 3 ). Folio wing are the scores
made on the ball fie J by tbe different aggre
gations of talent yesterday: National league
At Washington Ci y Washington 2, Ne
iork5; at FitUibur; Pittsburg 8 Cuicaga
13; at Boston Boston 7, Philadelphia 0
ton innings; CleTclaud-Indianapolis game
' American association: At Baltimori
(first game) Baltimrre 3, Bt Louis 4; (second
game) Baltimore (; tit Louis 0 seven
inning, darkness; at. Philadelphia Athletic
8, Kansas City C; Otlumbus-Cincinnati game
ptpote.i ral n.
Western league: At Bt Paul St Paul 5,
St Joseph 6 ten inn mgs; at Minueapnli
Minneapolis 1, Siou 1 City 2; at Omaha
Omaha 7, Des Moin4; Milwaukee-Denver
game postponed rt in.
In Memory of Un, Hayes.
Portland, Me,, July 3d A memorial
service in honor of the late wife of ex-President
Hayes was bell at tbe Christian church
Sunday. A large c mgregation was present
Mrs. Humphrey prided and Mrs. Stevens
Western Doion's Wail
A Protest Against Wanamakar's
New Telegraph Rate.
THE TOLLS TOO LOW AT FREFXHT.
Government Unslness Making th Com
pany Poor Ketlertions on the Meanlns;
of the Law with an Interpret Ion from
Dr. Green's Standpoint Wast the
Service Costs and What It Brines In
Vncle Sara a Slow Payer, Anyhow.
New York, July 30. Tne following is
tbe substance of the protest of the Western
Union Telegraph company against the post
master general's great cut in the rates to be
paid for telegraph service in the transmis
sion and delivery of govern oent messages,
giving tbe history an I obj. cts of the act of
lNVj, and the a--tion heretofore taken un
What the Rates Have Iteen.
The rate in force for the past five years
has not lsn a uniform rate of 1 cent per
word as many papers hare assumed, but in
treasing on a scale of distances above 1,000
miles, with a minimum of 'Jd cents per mes
sage and a maximum of '2 cents per word.
I'ost master General Not Supreme.
The telegraph companies bold, and are so
legally advised, tbat tbe language of tbe act
does uot give tbe postmaster general abso
lute power to fix anv rate be may deem lit.
That saer is qualified by constitutional re
strictions. In article 5 is the lun -uage: "Nor
shall private pr.vate property be taken for
public use without just compensation. The
p iwer deends, therefore, n the question,
Is one null per word a just compensat ion?
Ilistorv of the Kate Question.
After relating the circumstances leading
t the en act in lit of the acts of N'l) and 1TJ,
giving to the telerah companies certain
franchises and privileges, and to the gov
f no nen t certain advantages and privileges,
including priority of service at rates to be
annually fixed by the postmaster general,
the letter proceeds:
The filing of rates d.Tes not appear to have
been consijered an imperative duty of the
poMtnaster general, for no action seems to
have been taken by that officer in the direc
tion of fUin; rates until July 1 of 1S7I. when
tlie necessity for it was Allee.i t. have aritsen
hy reason of the complicated character of tbe
service in transmitting the weather reports.
Th rat.- wtre then fiieil satisfactorily to tbe
telegraph comissni.ss. Tln-y were not annually
revissl until some years later, and in almost
very mstani-e the t l..-raph companies were
onsulte.1 as to what they could alTord to do
h n-rvice for. In two instances Postmaster
e eral Jewell and PiHttuater tieneral
anies, at the instance of the telegraph com
panies, reialled and molitied their orders.
after they had been omcia.lv proclaimed.
An lnterpretati.in Siiaavstl.
The lunuaw-e of the ait that messages le-
tweeii the everal d partmi nts of the tovern-
ineiit " shah have priority over all other busi
ness at -m h rate as the postmaster shall an
nually tlx" may tie construed as contemplat
ing the tixin of a higher rate than is paid by
other patron, b -cause of such priority in
transmission over all other buine. Cer
tainly it never contemplated conferring the
power to ftx the rate below tbe actual cost of
tbe service. Such anion is nothing short of
confiscation and expropriation of the property
and service of citizens to the ose of the
government without just compensation there
1,04 on the Government Ituslnes.
Twenty rents for twenty words or le- for
distance of l.uil miles or less, and 1 cent for
each additional word, and 1-lJof a cent per
rd foreaih additional I0U miles rraction
thereof, is, fur distances of about l.tts) miles
as lieiween Washington City and Near York,
and St. Lonfs or I'hicaco", scar, ely one-half
t he rate paid by the public on current mes
sage. For distances of 8 miles and un ler
it is at sun three-fourth of the commercial
rate. The worklna erponse of the company.
without any return for any of the cap
ital rn.pl. Tel. coet within a fraction of
per cent, of the total arnins-s. if, therefore.
the cevemment rate arvrae- less than 75 per
cent, of the rate to the public ias it undoubt
edly does) then the government business is
now done at a loss.
Cost to the Company.
The average cost to the company of handling
mosak-M is l.: cents per message. If tbe
government bu-ines d.-s not pay something
more than this average, then it must he done
at a h., tor 1 he message. In order to yield
such an avennre must be considerably atsive
the average length of business mea-siges
la-Miut seventeen woidsi; ana it is a very
exctin' serv.ee. having precedence overall
tter hii-iness. and reiulrinif prompt and
often lone itistance m-.-neer ueliverie. ,ir
re-writiu; in some cases to deliver by e;-cial
The Propmeil New Itate.
After stating tbat the above demonstrates
that tbe present rate is an injustice to the
companv, and imposes heavy burdens on the
other patrons of tbe same: that the govern
ment now saves probably I lii,uiO per year
on tbe service; that the government is able
to pay, and that tbe rate should lie increased.
tbe protest d Clares that tbe proposed rate
of 1 null per word would not reimburse the
company for the clerical service required.
ami then gives estimates to show the cost of
handling messages and by tbe figures given
proves that the proposed rate is so ab
surdly small as tTactically to be not worth
A Complaint and a Protest.
TV. .1 .. tHw. reneMfe a follows:
v e have !-en always rraly to m. ,
government in the promptest and be-t manner
in outline of business and have done a great
ileal for the government without charge, glv
inc it the ue or wires on f-pc ial ui asions
and op nin new stations at ron-iderahle
t-xpen-'. for signal and astronomical observa
tion. e have had our accounts tied up for
a considerable portion of our service upou
technical ruling, upon which e have been
unable to procure a trial and deci-ion of the
court until the arrears have reached
the neighborhood of k..njO, and
instructed ty the executive committee
of the board of directors. Imost rispectfully
make this the protest r.f tbe V etern I nion
tel. gmph company, and cf the sutmrJinate
telegraph companies which it controls.against
any further rtductiou below tbe rat s in op.
eration during the last few years of tolls to
be p'd by the government for the transrnis
Hon of its messages, as a wrong and Injustice
to thisromjiany. to its3.rti stockholders, and
to its million of other customers.
1 have tbe honor to remain most respectfully
li,;n.-d Norvin Greek, President.
The Gotham Type-Stic ker.
New iork, July 3d. The committee
aothorizeil by tbe Typographical Union No. fl
to settle tbe dispute between the compositors
and the newspaicr proprietors submitted to
tbe managers of tbe papers yesterday an
agreement mating some slight cou cessions
which was accepted, and the danger of
strike seems to be over.
An American Syndicate Now.
KA!t Francisco, July 30 A syndicate,
beaded by tbe Cramps, is said to bave been
formed fur tbe purchase of various ship
building yards, including the British navy
yard on anoouver island, w hich is for
sale. Tbe intention is said to be to organize
a strong 00m petition against British shije
Filled Ills Face with Shot.'"
Wacsac, Wis, July 3U. Charles Burke
went to bis farm, six miles from Wauahu.
yesterday, and while there was accidentally
shot by frred Ihrom. -Thirty-four shot
were foun i in his face. He will hate h is left
The Weather We May Kanoet.
Washington Crrr, July .1). Following 1
tbe weather indications for thirty-six hours
from t o':-lock p. m. yesterday: For Indiana
and Lower M cbigan Fair weather, preceded
by light hx al showers: no decide I change in
temperature, followed Wednesday by warmer.
northwesterly winds. For Wis onsin. Upper
Michigan. Iowa and Illinois Fair, warmer
weather, northerly winds.
Dresaed Meat lav Unconstitutional.
Stillwater, Minn.. July 30. William
Fee, a Wisconsin farmer who sold dressed
meats in this city which had not been in
spscted under the Minnesota state law, was
discharged by Judge Manwaring yesterday
morning on tbe ground of tbe unconstitu
tionality of tbe law, inasmuch as it in
fringes upon the domain of the United
SLatrt congress, which regulates commerce
between tbe states.
Fuel for tlie Future.
A Government Scientist on Oil,
Gas and Coal.
OUB STOCK OF BLACK DIAMONDS.
It Will Not Last More Than Four Centur
ies, So Watch Those Trusts The Supply
or Gas and Oil Impossible to Estimate
Geological and Geographical Situation
ol the Stuff Future Generations Will
Burn the F.arth.
Washingto Cttt, July 30. The reported
discovery of rich coal oil deposits in the
Rocky mountains, near the northern border
of tbe United States, has revived the inter
esting question of the probable quantity of
fuel deposit iu this country. The Post pub
lishes an interview with Professor W. J.
McGee, of the United States survey, on this
subject, in which he says: "The known de
posits of coal, coal oil, and natural gas, the
fuel of the day, are not so great as many
people suppose. There are many localities of
the United States which are strange 10 the
geological survey. What wealth may tie
develojied in them is very largely unknown.
but a calculation of the amount of anthra
cite coal of the country, and the probable
consumption, results in a very well demon
strated conclusion that such deposits will be
exhausted within a century, while bitumin
ous coal will not l.nt longer than three or
four centuries if there are no more new finds. "
Gil and (.a an I'nknown Oiiantity.
"When will tbe coal oil and iietuial gas
probably tie exhausted?"
That is inios.sible to calculate. e can
approximate the amount of the desr,i(s of
the coal Us Is very closely, but with oil and
gas it is different, as there is no nay to tell
how much a well will yilL v have only
to wait, and we have no warning of the ex
haustion of a supply in advance. The
pressure forcing out the gas or oil is exactly
the same throughout tbe time it is Ivin
Is the reimrt of the discovery of oil in the
Rockies plausible i"
"It is not at all unlikely, a oil has already
been found in that region at very uear the
altitude of 4. feet, w hic'i is tiie figure
given in desi'i ibin tbe location of the new
find. But it is rather more likely to l met
in a rolling country. Tti- formation of
these deposits is very inten-s'inj. As you
know the risky ft rat a of theenrtb on plains
run qcite level, or only un luUtmg, while iu
mountainous tvton they are of ten found
very much broken up. sometimes the rocks
standing on end or heaved up in a broken
mass. Now, the condition that l-st invites
the gas and oil deeuis is very readily
understooL lien the rocky strata
is undulating it forms great dom,-s, which
at as reservoirs fir gas, which accumulates
there as well as 01L The former, naturally
the lighter, is first found, and theraft.T,
wiieu that is exhausted, the oil IsMow sput.s
up, and l?low that, heaviest of the throe
articles, collies salt water. S that slii'U an
oil well gives up briny fluid it is safe to say
its wealth has lieen practic-illy exhausted.
though in som' instances there is a second
yield, for a limited prio.i of oil."
A l4ng I.ook A head.
What w ill lie done when these deposits
are exhausted V
"My opinion is that that emergency wdl
l? met by extracting the bituminous matter
contained in ris ks, and which is found all
over the rounlrv. It would astonish those
who have not given the subject thought to
learn tbe incredible amount of this matter
there is. The earth would yiekl uianv hun
dreds of thousands of barrel er square
mile, and it is not extravagant to say that
this amount would run up to l.Ui'WU bar
rels per square mile for the Unite,! States. At
preseut only a very smalt portion of it can be
extracted chemically, and I must confess
tnat I dou't see how it can eyer be extracted
0.1 a commercial basis. But it could in some
way 1 dona when the demand would
warrant it This with gas and jietroleum
will 1st tbe great ful of the future, and pro
bably eventually the former alone ill be
tbe article of consumption.
l.o'AHon of tho Ga Keclon.
"Where is tbs greatest gas region of the
United States now locatsW
"It is include.i within ".list square miles in
Indiana There "the rocky strata of the
earth forms a great dome, wlncu not only
contains gas, but also has au accumulation
Future Supply of Petroleum.
'Where will ive get our oil iu the futureT
That is difficult to answer, but the most
promising part of the Lulled States, I
should say, is found on the western slop of
the Appalachian mountains, running from
southern Pennsvlvani 1, through West Vir
ginia, eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee,
Into southern AlaUuna. I his is a very
broad belt, aud I think in the future it will
yield enornioUi quantities of petroleum.
There are other isolated areas west of the
Missouri river iu the lt.x'ky mountains
which promise very well, though tney are
much smaller in territory covered.
t SHisTiis ( ity, July :kl. A private
ce 1 v .s 1 at the ex sutive mansion yesterday
afternoon. tat, s that tli pnsident and him
self will leave Peer Tark on Wednesday
morning, arrivmir in Wa-hoiiou that after
noon. 1 lie presiil'-ut eiss:ts then to rcmaiu
in Washington until lus departure for liar
Harbor on August f,
A Iepondcnt Telegraph Kilitor.
St. Ixris, Mo., July M- F. I ward Chain
berlain, teliraph telitor of ti:e Itepulilic,
atteniptei suicide by morphine in his room
at Iiarnu iu's hotel yesterday niornim;, but
was discovered 111 tune, and it is thought he
will recover. CI amloTlain came here from
Cincinnati a short time ago. 1 spondency
is said to be tbe eause.
Ileatrnctive Fire at Wichita, Kan.
Wichita, Kan.. July SI. Firo yesterday
morning destroyed the two buddings and
stock of the T. Cannon Flint Commission
company ami the Wichita WhoUsalei;rocery
company. Inon building, MS.i'OO; C.ro-
cery company's Uk, fluT,!'; Cannon com
pany's stock, CIT.OOO; total insurauce, $75,
Ir. 1 lion. a I", knm lead.
rBovinF.NCt, R L, July So. Thomas P.
Knox, M.D., a fi; are of the alioluion tlays
and a te&her in southern school during re
construction times, died in this city Hunday
evening, aed nS. He was much lieloved by
tbe colored people, to whom he devoted his
Hoalangist Acknowledge liefeat.
Paris, July ' M. lbieimud, a promi
nent Boulangist, in an interview last night,
admitted the defeat of his part v. He said
it was clear that w hile lien, lioulanger may
be a plebesoitury force, be was certainly m4
an electoral force.
THE HUNGARIAN CATACLYSM.
Previous Reports of Iu Terrible Ueatruo-
tlvenea More than ConOrraed.
Vienna. July :kl. Reports of the havoc
wrought by tbe cyclone which have vtxited
southern Hungary within tbe last few days
are constantly arriving and greatly add to
tbe horror of the situation depicted by
previous despatches. The Danube, Thiess,
and other river are literally filled with fl sit
ing debris, in which are mingled the laxiiess
of hundreds of men, women and children,
together with tbe carcasses of animals.
Immense lledrnctlon of Property.
Large numbers of churches and other
large buildings and hundreds of small dwell
ings have been swept away, and along the
banks of tbe Lianube alone twenty-one large
mills bare been destroyed. A large ferry
boat plying between Perth and Buda was
caught by the storm and hurled against
steamship. The ferry-boat was crowded
with passengers, nearly every one of whom
was lost. A circus pavilion was demolished
at Beegedin, and a number of the spectators
Injured, some ot tbeoi fatally.
SPRING HAS GOME!
and with it the pleasure of beautifying home with new pieces of-
ie Cortal!) Stretchers
OUT OS FOUMO (IMS.
Will Save Too Money. Time and Lihor.
FviRT lloCSSKIEPCa SUOLLO U.OI Omi;
Sky lady can operate them.
For Sale By
TELEPHONE NO. 10M.
The twenty -second unuual me.tiiig of the
3-s icty of the Army of th- Teun.-s-see will Im
held at iHciiiiiati Sept. 'J5 and '-V
A tire in the store if the f liiciO and Mil
waukee Cloak comfiaiiy, at Milwaukee Mon
lay iiioriiiu', caius d damage to tbe extent of
Charles Murray, stiperintendeut of the
Chii-ngo and Northwestern rails, ay, died at
lis home at Oak l ark. IiL, Sunday, from
The United States cruiser Hush has rap
tured a Canudian sealing ve-d in Retiring
sea and the Canadians are very hot about it
and talking very belligerently.
Forest tire eighteen mile from Chieo,
CaL, bave devastated a strip of country four
miles in length. Ucstmcti ve forest Are are
also refiorted in Colorado and Idaho.
The com.inny owning the Atlantic Ave-
nu street railway in Urooklvn, V V, ba
recently discharged a number of conductors
for flirting with dnmseU on their route.
William Cole and Henry Field, of Law
rence, near Chippewa Falls, Wis., were out
shooting Saturday, when Field nvs'ook Cole
for a deer an 1 shot him, instantly killiuz
After having thirty-six hours to look over
the field Chicago people came to the comdu-
ston Monday mornum that the stor:n of Sat
urday evening did from tVi,iMl to tl.tsO,-
Bdlnies, the lawyer who killed young
Iviiicsley at Wavrly. Ia., and esiape.1 from
the sheriff at ISary. l. T., last we-k, has uot
yet lieen r,-arreste,l ami it is ll eei he hes
A woman named Faunce, topether wi;h
Ikt husband, has l-v-n arrestel at Sprin:-
ld. Mo., for ns:iiinB her two soi s I e-
ciuse they were too much trouble. The
vounet son died.
Liverpool ooucht Too ') barrels of Amer-
icau appl.-s au.l L ii lon oVi.iKsi barrels dur
ing; the S.-HS..H n.-eutlr cnd.sL The luinorta-
ion of American apples bv the Cuitei K.inu-
doni i.s oiaa rapid increase.
Capt. Cainplwll.of the steamship Anchoria,
arriveil at New York Mouday, rerts ee-
11 ' a man la-t Fridav 111 nu l-ran, afloat
u a small sliMip-riggeil tat, evidently intent
jn making the Atlantic passage.
Fx Cougrisauian Vidal, wbo was U. S.
consul general at Tripoli up to ?77, charges
that. British officials at Malta and in other
places in tbe east wink at tbe slave traffic in
Africa and seem tosympathiza with it.
Tlie Schweiiifurth discipl-3 at Kansas
City, who, a wts-k ago, refused to Bwear to
the value of their property, liecause they did
not believe in swearing, thought better of it
Monday and t-k the reiiuired oath, thereby
avoiding double taxation.
Articles of incorporation consolidating the
various branch lines of the Wabash railway
svsteiu into one organization known as "The
Walsh Railway Cnnimny," with a capital
f coJ.is.i,ik1, were filed with the s-cretary
of state at Hpringht-M. III., Monday.
A man wbo, on Saturday, knocked his
wife d iwn and threatened to shoot his wboie
family at Gaylor, Kan., was taken
out of jail the same evcnin - by a mob and
provi led Willi a warm cal of tar and feath
ers gratis. His name was hinnioiis.
I'r. Tanner, tneinU-r of parliament for
Cork, was sentenced at Tipia-rai'V Mondav to
a nionth's iiiipi'Lsotimeiit for assaulting a o-
lav inspector. hen scnteii.vsl he defied
tlie court in a loud voice, and three months
were added to bis punishment for the out
break. The attorney general of Indiana has jriven
in opinion to the effect that the law passed
by the legislature last session providing for
state school Inioks makes 11 olilteat..rv on the
sct.ool trusOes to have tlie tsKs lists! III tl e
uools under their care. A contract has
tn-en made for the publication of the books.
There were lt'.t s:tl.sn-kerpers arrested in
Cincinnati Sunday for 11 latin tbe Sunday
ch.ing law ais-ording to the determination
uie to at their niis tiin; last w.ss-k. They
marched to the (mlicj station Monday beaded
bv a brass-band and were admitted t bail in
t each, after getting a scoring by the
judge, w ho told them that the next time he
would insist ou liail in each case.
Chic too. July W.
On the Ustr lof trade. 10 .1 iv n.itstie is
were as foos- Wheat - No. - .Iu I . tilleae 1
and cle. t August. oisnel TT'ic,
j"a Lace Cnrtaln Stretchers m
fig j-Ai m rriTrrri 1 1 1 1 u - a I jj
IIS - -jj ; a I
JIB sauLLixi-ij .il jcj i 1 1 rj H.l
closes! ic: spttmllt.,. ofs'iie I TTc,
clie-rd T'e'voc. l inn - Nn. J August, oN-ned
--lsc, chesl ;iis September. otened
S'ni". clo.e.1 -is- May, oM-ned and
cliricd TV-. "ais No. - Anu-ust, iied
and ciose-t ic: eptenilMr. opent-d aud
rio-e! -pir-: May. oned Vsac, clotd
iVl-V. I'ork Augu.-it. oisu.sl tlu.iij;
clo-eil JIll.'C!': Jsepleuiler. .ip'ite I Jlh. si.
cIimhsI Jin.'!; Januarv, ois neit 1 liwsl
$!'.. Lanl -August, eptuvd J.W1, tloed
Live Stock -Tlie I'nton Min k yards quote
the following prices: Hogs r . ket opened
rather slow and weak, with n lee easy:
light irrades. 4 XtJI.il: rotih piw-kin, 4.1n
4l4."J: muni lots. Jl.-j5 r.i be.vy packing
and sbiipni: lot. Slt':l. battle -Otxxl
steady, 4.0t4.4": fair. l.tikt lni; inferior
dull, ta.oa.i3.4it: ixw. f l.s-nJtJl.ni; riiiMrutl
fwslers. $im,fc2.l; Texas steers. $.iOiV.U.
Shwp-Wcak: nativiss gomi to choice, J4X"ai
4.S11; pKir to fair, f.:.Ujtul.T"i; westerns and
Tuaus, ta.uitH.ah lamtw. t oViiA ii.
PriMluce: Hutter-Kaney Klgin creamerv,
lftVitltHss.- ier t; dairies in Iiiij. lililJe: roll
buiter.ne. Kggn-Stnotly frelu lllJc per
dor. Poultry Live chicken, 10c per B; rouet
ers, 4c; turkey, Tui-V: aucks, Potatoes
New. 1 (iiH.i" per bbl. Apples-New, tvutk
t.jopi-r bbl. ICaspberries l.i!i.'.jOper 4-qL
Nrw Tork, Jnly S.
Wheat No. S red winter cash. tic: do
Jnly, IV i:; do August. Wec; do September,
ttiAjc. Corn No. S mixed cash. 44:: do
August, lieV: do September, 44c; do October,
44'c. Oat No. 2 lulled cali, JfTi'4 do Au
gust, iboi do September, tfTHc. Kye Dull and
unchanged. Barley Hull and nominal. Pork
Mteady: new mesa, li."i(itli 7-i Lard-Quiet
A must. .44: beptember, fit tvtober, SaVk
Live stock: Cattle Good n tlve steers,
scarce and firm; Inferior natives and all offer
Inge of Texas and Colorado cattle, very dull:
native steers, J.l:rO-75 f) 10 1 s; Colorado do.
s,iHl.; Texas do, ii,i:i jr. balls and
cows, t2.10uVi-M. Sheep and lambs steadier
and firmer, but no higher: sheep, $.'J.5nr,k..'il f)
Ml l-s: lamb. to.nna.K. Hoars-Steady: L5i
d-VIO ltu B.s
Bay fpland prairie, tH.OO.
Hay Ttmdioy new 1 7.00.
Hay Wild, &.0uat6.du,
Oosl Soft lis : ksid M.01
Cord Wood Oak, $4J5; Hickory, Is.
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique-.
UST ZEIEIIOIR, SUITES-
No words can do justice to'the Novelties exhibited.
W. B. BARKER,
bas jmrcbaseil the wf.u knows
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the cnatom of his predecessor.
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the goo,1 name of thi3
Old Established Grocery
that it hu always enjoyed by dealing only in the bestn
AT TIIE LOWEST THICES.
IS THE BEST,
and if you are wise 3-011 will buy no other. There is nothing
good in any other make but has been stolen from it.
Hardwood Finish and Bronze Trimmings, honest
goods in everj way.
'tSoLD ONLY BY
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
CHAS. W. YERBURY. Manacer.
iV. J. SMITH & SOX,
-J ' ; i
: H : 7-
1623 Second Avenue.
-Steam s Gas Fitter-
AND DEALER IX
Wrought and Cast Iron and Lead Pipe.
Hose, Packing, Sewer ind Drain Tile,
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
sIBest work at fair rrie. Estimates furnished.
Office acd shop 2ii ls.h St. Telephone 112.
Rock Island, 111.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups Gravk. Etc. Convenient
for NURSES with l-oilmir water a ck-lklous ItKF.F TEA
is instantly provui.sl. INVALIDS will And it appetizing,
Klvinir tone to the WKAK lT STOMACH. Guaranteed to
he I'CRK KKKK KSSKNI K. Put up In convenient pact
aTM of both SOLID AMI t Ll 111 tXTK.CTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Catalogues Ad.lres3
J. C. DUNCAN,
Tiles and Grates.
Call, Compare Stock and
A. J. SUITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street,
Opp. Masonic Temple.
tbe same as for toe year before.
and Hev. J-r. Whits ker spoke.