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THE BOCK ISLANJJ ARGU8 TIIUItBPAY, AUGUST SI, IG39.
THE DAITjY A11GU8
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thxtiibdat, AUGUST 1, 1889.
-A urave qaeatloa."
Springfield R pltjr.
Ilsrvet 1'isk & Pons, bankers, and
dealen in government bonds in the citj
of New York, send out a circular headed
as above, and under date of July 20lb,
which shows a condition of affairs in the
matter of government finances that should
arrest the attention of every thoughtful
man in the country. The following are
With the small amount of excess re
serves in the banks how are we going to
tide over the great demand for currency
now almost on us to move the fall
crop of wheat, cotton, corn and other
products, as well as the increased needs
for manufacturing purposes?
It is well to ask where all the money
has flown to from New York during the
pant few months.
First We have shipped to Europe to
pay for foreign goods over $3S,(M)0,HX) in
good solid gold, and over f 3. 000. 000
' n.ore is already engaged for shipment to
day. Second.- While the gold sent Eu
rope was to pay what we owed, during all
this time the United States treasury was,
instead of depleting its balances steadily
increasing them day by day and week by
week until it now has, ty its July 1st
statement of 'assets and liabilities' a
round sum of nearly one hundred mil
lions surplus; and this after laying by
$21G,00O,(MN) to cover the greenback and
national bank note reserves and disburs
ing officers' balances. The aggregate
surplus on the first of March last was $78. s
U97 423 53. showing an increase since
that date of nearly $24,000,000 in the
surplus money belonging to the United
States treasury. On July first the aggre
gate surplus was $"0,838,850.29.
It may be of interest to s.e the follow
ing figures, copied from the last report
issued by J. N. Huston, treasurer of the
In hi rnxlrxly a treasurer, Jnne SB. 1W
Gold coin mill bullion f:ntt..rmHl A8
Silver coin Hnd hullion iJ-3.K04.tMK Hi
Fractional silver com i,aM,W SO
Trade Hollar bullion US3.5S7 7(1
Pfpnwita In national hank 47,13.377 26
National bank not'.'a and otber
item 4.ST.7,7SM 80
L ruled State miU-n leual tenders. 4ti,X.t6,lA 23
Grand total ran in tranry. $7t7.fn.H9 4
r roni wnirn nciiiu i the following liabilities:
uom cprimri.tr n.it-
atandini; It 16,7!fJ,7f9 (to
Silver ce-tlOc ite
otitKlandine 557,109.415 00
"Leeal tender ce..i-
noalm oulntandiii!; 1ti.TU.0iin fa S.Wl,C,-54 00
Balaure in the treaanry after all
lialiililie are d.-dm-ted f:i .ti.5in.4S5 4
Or over three hundred and twenty-aix million
If this is not riches what is? And
this is all idle, drawing no interest, while
the United States is paying interest on a
shade less than eight hundred and thirty
million dollars f S29.8fi3.U90.
Of the htilaDce in the treasury the
treasurer is required by law to set apart
$100,000,000 as a reserve for redemption
of United Slates notes, and under present
laws he is also required to keep idle the
fS3.671.2C9. 16 deposited with him by
national banks to redeem their circula
tion as it is presented.
This leaves a clear surplus of $142,
862.206.30, but of this amount there is
again set aside tbe sum of $46,023,366 01
to cover accrued interest on the debt and
to meet disbursing officers' drafts when
presented; just as if the receipts of the
government were going to stop, and never
again another dollar be paid into the
We, as a country, are rich enough to
stand all this, but we cannot see clearly
why, after all has been provided for,
nearly one hundred millions, not wanted
and not set aside for any purpose, should
lie idle when so much money could be
saved for the people by decreasing the
interest hearing debt, as the law directs.
"And this vast amount of money for
which the government has no legitimate
use an amount so vast that the mind of
man can hardly grasp it. is wrung from
tbe people by indirect taxation by a
tariff on foreign imports. And this, it
should be borne in mind, is hut a fraction
of the amount that is filched from tbe
consumers of the United Stales. Where
one dollar is paid into te national treas
ury, five dollars, and perhaps ten dollars,
is exacted as tribute for the greedy man
ufacturing barons, for whose Itenefil the
excessive lax rate is maintained. The
figures are appalling the exactions are
more burdensome than those that drove
the colonists into rebellion against the
parent government. And what remedy
do Fik & Hods propone for this condi
tion? The purchase of ponds, of course,
in which tin y are heavy dealers, at a high
rate of premium say 136. of $1,360 for
each fl.IH.tO unmatured bond taken up.
They declare, as their ''opinion as large
dealers in government bonds, that fifty to
one hundred million 'fours could be
bought without advancing the market
price over 3 or 4 per cent."
What do the toilers of this country
think of tbe financial policy of the govs
ernment the men who toil at the fur
nace, the loom, in the mines or beneath
tbe boiling sun in the harvest field? Do
thev think the exactions from which they
suffer should continue, in order that the
holders of bonds may realize immensely
on their investments; that trusts and
combines to restrict production and force
up prices may be rendered more easy and
certain in their results? Or do they think
that there should le a let up in tbe
scheme of taxation that the money
should be left in their pockets, for use in
the channels of trade, instead of being
forced from them to lie idle in the treas
ury or be distributed among tbe greedy
bond holders, manufacturing nabobs and
mine owners of the east?
ftevton and Ilia Envelop.
Lonkon, Aug. 1. The postmaster general
aa asked Mayor Sexton, of Dublin, to for
ward the envelop which contained President
Harrison's letter and which it is claimed was
tampered with in the mail. An investiga
tion was promised, but Sexton refused to
give up the envelop.
looda la Virginia.
Baltimore, Aug. l.-Mloiiorts from Vir
ginia are to the effect that heavy rains have
resulted in floods at Danville and vicinity,
Halifax, and also in the northern counties of
North Carolina. Tbe same reports come
from a number of counties in this state. The
iom of farm and other property is very great,
lisafnsss Cant ba Cored
by local application, as they can not
reach the diseased portion of the ear
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucus lining of the Eustach
ian tube. When this tube gets inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect
bearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless the in
Bammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
bearing will be destroyed forever; nine
cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of the mucus surfaces.
We will give one hundred dollars for
any rase of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we can not cure by taking Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Bend for circulars, free.
F. J. Ciieney & Co.. Toledo, O.
tySold by druggists, 75c.
E. E. Parmenter, attorney at iaw.
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to any legal business intrusted to
him. Office, postofflce block, Rock Isl
and, Ills. dsAwly
The Fish-Fry Divide.
Uncle Sam's Fish Commis
MILLIONS OF THE FINNY TRIBES
rianted In ths Waters All Ortr ths Land
Probable Outcome of the Penaton Re
Ratlrtf lnqalry Kooaerelt Come Rack
at Hat ton In Forcible Kngllah The New
flanboat Yorfctown Payment Snu
pended on Telegraph Service Bill
Whitney Make a IHnela.mer.
Washisgto Citv, Ail? L Ths United
States flab commiiwian diatributed in Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Mis
souri, and Nebraska during tbe past fiscal
year 100,000 yearling fish of the indigenous
tpecios of the Mississippi valley, consisting of
catfish, BiiITmIh, crappit, white ami black
bam, suuflsh, pickerel, white perch, wall-eye
pike, and native carp. A plant of 12,000
l-year-ol.l brook trout was made in the wat
ers of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michi
gan, the bulk of them being put in tbe waters
of the two states last namnL During the
eaaoii TS,(NI0 rainbow trout eggs were
ihipped from the Northville, Mich., station
of tbo conuiiixttion and llO.OiW from tbe
Wytheville, Vn., station to the various state
commissions for planting in suitable woters.
Little Flh a Year Old.
One-year-old fish to the amount of 90,000
were distributed hh follows: To Indiana, t,
000; Iowa, 15.000; Michigan, 11.2H0; Ne
braska, 5,400; Ohio 2,000; Kentucky, 4 000;
Tennessee, 500; Georgia, 1,500; North Car
olina, fti.000; Virginia, &,000; West Vir
ginia, 1,200; Maryland, 2,000; Pennsylvania,
12,000. Luke trout, to tlio Dumber of 3,000,
100, were distributed during the season, 2,
100,000 going to state commissions ami 1,
IKJO.OOO of fry to Lake 8uwrior, near Dn
luth. Of tbe yearlings of this species 14,000
were depwiUd in the waters of Indiana, and
10,000 in Michigan. The distribution of
Loch Haven trout eggs was as follows: Ne
braska, ttO.UOu; Wisconsin, 30,000; Pennsyl
vania, 30,000; New Hampshire 50,00 ).
Perch, (ml, and White Finn.
.Red-eye iwrch, to the number of 5,000 were
distributed dining the year to applicants in
Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, Vir
ginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. Off
the cost of Massachusetts 31,000,000 codfish
and 8,000,000 pollock were depoaited during
the year. Tbe Sandusky (O.) t-tat ion of the
commission collected during tbe year 150,
000,000 whiteftsh eggs, and the Alpena
(Mich.) station 4r.,000,000. Of these
40,000,000 were distributed to the north
western states bordering on the lakes.
IHatributeri br Millions.
The distribution of the fry produced at the
Sandusky, A Ipena and Dulutb stations was
as follows: Lake Sii erior, 1,000,000; Lake
Erie, 40,000,000; Lake Huron, :5,0(Hi,000, and
5,000,000 were ileixvutetl in the public waters
of Idaho, Washington territory and Oregon.
Wall eye pike to the number of 50,000,000
were depoaited princially in the public
waters of Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, New
York and Pennsylvania.
A Succulent Shad.
During the season 101,"iW,000 sbad fry
wore deposited as follows: Tributaries of
Narragansett buy, 4,'-V.".000; tributaries of
North Atlantic ' coust, l.NU3,ntiU; Hudson
river and tributaries, 6,-Joo,OO0; Delaware
bay and tributaries, Jt'..ooo.O'M; Chesapeake
bay and tributaries 54.0O0.iXM; tributaries of
south Atlantic coaat, 4.000,000; tributaries of
Gulf of Mexico, fc.500,0O0.
THE PENSION INVESTIGATION.
Nothing Kenaaltonml Unearthed by the
Com ml aw I on on K-Rating.
Wahhincito City, Aug. L Tbe commis
sion appointed to examine re-rating of pen
sions in the pension office is still busily en
gaged in an examination of pension cases.
The commission started out by taking two
months iMceinher, ls.-S, when Gon. Black
was commissioner of pensions, and May,
when Mr. Tanner was commissioner.
It is understood that the commission found
that during the month of lieceniber, 188S,
there had been 1,500 re issues, of which
alvout one in fifteen were re-ratings. In May,
there were about l,!tOO re-issues, the
proportion of re-ratings being slightly
in excess of that of December, 1SSH.
Thrj Find Nothing Senaatinnal.
As a general thing it is found that the
number of re-rating cases has gradually in
creased with each month since December,
ISKS, to May, JSStl. During this period of
six months tbe pension ottice Was presided
over by liotb Commissioners Black and
Tanner, the time lading almost equally
divided between them. During the progress
of the investigation the commission have
found up to this time nothing of a character
at all sensational, or any case in which any
very large sum was involved. Most of the
re-rated cases are increases from f2 to 14,
from f4 to til and from fi to fs per month.
In some instuni'ea the aggregate amount
where tbe original aI jinlii-ntioii of the caae
was made back in tbe sixtica make quite a
The commission will proliably report the
result of their investigations so far and ask
to be discharged, as to make a complete ex
amination would be a big job, and, accord
ing to their view, not puy for the trouble.
They will also report that the two commis
sioners. Black and Tanner, have followed tbe
anme practice in re-ratins.
lie Mate That He Is Not m Candidate
for the Presidency.
Wahhinoton City, Aug. 1. The New
York Star publishes the following:
An item is going the round of the press to
the effect that a new weekly newspaper is
ataiut to he established at Washington in my
Interest a a candidate for the presidency. He
kind enough to publish tht it is absolutely
without foundation. I am not and ultall not
tm a candidate foi the nomination to that of
fice nor to any other. There are men in theDem
ocratic party much l etter entitled to its hon
ors than I am, and I expect to helfi thela-st man
to win. The item is absurd on ils face, and I
object to ladng thought caiwble of such unu
ieuse. VV i i.i.i am C, Whitney.
ROOSEVELT'S REPLY TO HATTON.
He Gives the Categorical l.le Direct to
Wariiinotom City, Aug. 1. Mr. Roose
velt, in reply to the editorial in The Post,
Any statement that I used any tint legiti
mate and honorable means in the mayoralty
contest in New York, or that I was a party to
any deal of any kind, or that any such deal
was made wit h my knowle Ige or connivance.
Is a falsehood. Any statement that the civil
service law has been reientedly violated with
the knowledge and consent of tlio commission
ers is a falsehood. Any statement that I have
reoeived any money from the government ex
cept from my salary, and for my legitimate
traveling expenses while engaged on. govern
mental business, is a falsehood.
To be exact, I should use a still stronger and
shorter word than falsehood. I will engaga
In no controversy with any writer who falsi
fies the truth. Hereafter I shall make no re
sponse whatever to any statement or accusa
tion in The Post. Taking Into account the
relative quality of harm done, by spoilsbuntera
and by prize-fighters and their associates, I
am by no mnan certain that the editor of The
Washington Post should have had his feelings
so liM-erated liy my coupling bis Journal with
lbe Police Uaz .-Ue.
Ovster I Making No Stew A boat It.
WAMHNOTort City, Aug. L E. W. Oys
ter, a well-known member of the Federation
of Lalxir, was yesterday removed from his
position of foreman of tbe spet-i Beat ions di
vision of tbe government priuting office.
Oyster was a warm supporter of Cleveland
in tbe last campaign. He says, though, that
politics had nothing to do with his removal.
WRECKED BY A PUSHING ENGINE.
Twelve or Fourteen People Killed and
Wounded on the C, H. and I.
Cincinnati, Aug. 1. A "pushing" engine,
running wild on tbe Cincinnati, Hamilton
and Dayton railway, collided with a fast
passenger train last night at Ogleton, two
miles east of Oxford. The smaab-op is re-
rtorted to be a bad on, but the place Is re-
. . i I .1 o .
mote from teieg rapa niuun, ami ueumie
news is hat to o tain.
The l.nowa Victim.
Fireman Lee sad Baggagemaster Shields
were killed and a Mr. Dady is dying. En
gineer Doughertr and Fireman Brennan
were severely no t eeven or ids injured
were brought to Hamilton by a relief train
late last night. It is believed that the num
ber of killed and Injured will not be greater
than twelve or fourteen.
Food for Btreator Miners.
Striatob, 111.. Aug. 1. The train load of
food for the destitute miners here arrived
yesterday accompanied by Congressman
Lawler and ethei a Tbe train was met by
8,000 people an 1 a publio meeting held at
which addresses rere made by Lawler and
others. The coni ltion of many of the poorer
families is seriou , but there has yet been no
actual suffering. Some of the more thrifty
had money laid aside for a rainy day. Others
have gardens whore they have raised vege
tables enough to keep the wolf at a res pec t-
rul distance, but unless the situation is
changed or relief continues to come in hun
ger will soon be on tbe rampage.
Bad Weather for Base Ball.
Chicaoo, Aug 1. The weather yesterday
stopped the League ball games at Boston,
Washington City and Pittsburg, and the
Association games at Brooklyn and Balti
more. The only League game played was at
Cleveland Imli inapolii 1, Cleveland 0. Two
Association games were played: At Phila
delphia Athletl ; 7, fit. Louis 3; at Colum
bus Cincinnati 5. Columbus .
Western leagu At St. Paul St Paul 8,
St. Joseph n; at Minneapolis Minneapolis 10,
Sioux City 3 seiren innings, to allow Sioux
City to catch train; at Milwaukee Milwau
kee 16, Dnver6; at Omaha Omaha o, Des
Petroleum a 1 'actor In Russian Credit.
London, Aug. 1. The failure of the nap-
tha wells in the Baau district, and the later
discovery of an immense falling off in the
petroleum prodi ct of tbe whole oil bearing
cotintry in the Caucasus, having caused a
sharp decline in Russian securities, holders
who understand how large a proportion of
the government s income has heretofore been
derived from petroleum are anxious to sell,
and tbe Rothsc'iilds, of Paris, who sent a
representative t Baku to investigate, are re
ported to have disposed of all their Russian
holdings on the strength of his report
Final Tt of the Yorktowa.
Washington City, Aug. 1. While no
official report of tbe final trial of tbe gun
boat York town has been received at the
navy department letters to officers there
from persons who were on board of the ves
sel during the ttip of last Monday, pronounce
her a complete success. The result of the
gun tests are particularly gratifying. Only
a few panes of glass were broken. Sue is
the first of tbe new vessels to stand a satis
Makes 6O0 Men Idle.
PiTTSBURO, I a., Aug. 1. A Grafton (W
Ya.) special says: Tbe Orrel Coal company
yesterday noticed tbe managers of their
works at New burg, Tyrconnel, and Fair
mont that on and after Aug. 1 all of tbe com
pany's coal wo-ks are to be closed imlefl
nitely. The retison alleged is that tbe com
pany cannot cmtinue business at a-esent
rates. The cl sing order creates consterna
tion among the 000 employes.
Thought to Have Hydrophobia.
Orwkoo, N. Y., Aug. 1. George Quigley,
the 15-year-old adopted son of Daniel Quig-
ley, is suffering with all the symptoms of
hydrophobia. He froths at the mouth, hops
around on all-fours, and barks and snaps like
a dog. He vnB bitten by a large Newfound
land dog last September, but has only re
cently shown v iolnt symptoms. As tbe boy
drinks water, t le physicians think be is suf
fering from a peculiar nervous disease.
The Kli Ir of Life Discovered.
Kirt York, Aug. l.-A Washington
special states that Dr. W. A. Hammond is
experimenting with Dr. Brown-Sequard'a
elixir of life, . he elixir is a concoction of
organic matte- whica is injected into the
veins. Dr. Ha nmonil says the old man on
whom he is test ing the remedy seems to be
8 liabury's Views.
London, Atg. 1. In his speech at the
'ord mayor's lnquet lost night, Premier
Salisbury said that the military armaments
throughout Ei rope meant continued peace
rather than danger of war, and maintained
that the government's policy toward Ireland
as rapidly bringing order and prosperity to
tbe sister islan L
Kunnlni:, Trotting and Paring.
Chicago, Aug. 1. Tbe winning horses on
tbe west aid i course yesterday were
Brewster, I nile, 1 :!; Lela May, IX
miles, l:57i; Little Mincb, 1,Y miles, 2:11.V;
Bill Letcher, mile, 1:17X; Elphin, 1 mile.
St. Pacl, Aug. 1 Entry won the mile
race at the meeting here yesterday in 1 :ltL
Angelus the H, mile in 1 Morse the
mile in l:(lBJ.i, Brown Princess the 1 mile in
1:42 V. Catalpf. the 1 mile 70 var-rli in 1 -4r.l
and Nettie Wbtkins the mUrm hurdle in
Cleveland. O, Aug. 1. There were but
two races run at the trotting meeting yes
terday, but in one, tbe 2:?. trot, purse t'i.
000, ten horses started. The best time was
2:1!H by Jim Fuller, who won the first
heat Best time by winner, Annie 1L
(formerly Smie Walton), 2:'J0. The free-for-all
pace wus won by Brown Hal in sec
ond, fourth ai d flitb beats: best time, 2:1:
by winner; bist time of race, 2:1'-J' by Hoy
Effect of a Slugging Matc h.
San Franc iboo, Aug. 1. Tuesday night
Billy Murphy, champion of Australia, and
Frank Murpbv, champion of England, both
light-weight J ugilists, fought a rattling mill
at tbe rooms of the Athletic club, tbe fight
being postponed after twenty-seven rounds
had been f oup ht because the men would not
come up to business lively enough, tbe club
refusing to acknowledge any draws. Tbe
men were examined by a doctor after the
fight, and it was found that Billy Murphy
bad a fracture of tbe radius of the left arm.
Frank Murphy claimed that he was disabled,
but tbe doctor found no fractures, though
the left arm vas swollen and discolored and
there were hvge lumps on his left ear and
over his left eye Billy Murphy's condition
will preclude any possibility of tbe fight be
ing continued lor some time
Earnings ol the C. B. & Q. Railway.
Boston, Aug. 1. The gross earnings of
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad
for June, 18W, are 2, 109,207, an increaso
over June, 18 -IS, of $155,427; net earnings,
$342,3(51, increase, $487,701. From January
to June a i tno gross earnings were $11,907.'
777, an incret.se of $1,936,611 over the cor
responding pirion of last year; net earnings,
$,822,254; increase, $2,531,823. In June
properties controlled by the Chicago, Bur
lington and Qjnincy, but not included in the
above, gained $82,949 cross, and $4(1.559 net
From January to June 30 tbe gross increase
was $824,481 : net increase, $01 1,833.
Settled a Railway Difficulty.
Chicaoo, Aug. 1. The Transcontinental
association reached an agreement yesterday
on Canadian Pacific differentials, and that
organization was given a new lease of life.
Under tbe new deal the present Canadian
Pacific differentials on Pacific coast traffic
will ba reduoxl from 25 to 30 par cent Tbe
Southern Pari fio originally demanded a re
duction of a xmt 50 per cent, but finally
compromised on the figures named. The
new agreem nt is to operate for three
lo va Unaad Army Men.
DesMoinis, la., Aug. 1. A committee
of the G. A. R., representing tbe posts of
Des Moines tuid central Iowa, met here yi
terday to deride on a route to tbe eucainp-
ment at Milwaukee. They telegraphed
liparlment Commander Smith, ask
ing him to recall the circular ad'
vising soldi rs not to go to Milwau
kee. Grand Army men in several places iu
Iowa have lone tbe same, and there is a
general be f now that the boycott was Ul-
is Intruders. )
Illinois Women Bombarb Them
with Bad Eggs.
LWTER BILLINGS FOUHP AGAIN.
He Gives Himself Up to the Officials at
Waterloo End of the Waldron Scandal
Devilish Attempt at Arson A Young
Man's First Railroad Bide Mean Rob
bery or a Grav Yard Miscellaneous
Bloominoto. Ills., Aug. 1. There was a
sensational occurrence at Kappa, Woodford
county, Tuesday, the like of which has never
before shaken up that tranquil village. Two
well-known women of this city finding life
in Bloom ing ton unpleasant, owing to the at
tentions of tbe police authorities, have been
making little excursions into the country,
including Kappa, where they met several of
the men of the place, much to the scandal of
the virtuous villagers. Monday the women
again visited Kappa, met two men, and
broke into a school house, where tboy spent
A Rally of Oood Women.
Tills was too much for the Kappa people to
endure, and tbe town marshal ordered the
women to leave the place within twenty
minutes. The women flatly refuse-1 to do so,
and defied the officials and the people of the
place. It was not long until the story had
gone the rounds among the women of Kappa,
and a mob of these gathered and suddenly
made an attack on the offenders. They
pelted them with decayed eggs, rotten vege
tables, and stones, and drove them from the
place. They were warned that if they ever
returned they would be tarred and feathered.
and would be lynched if they persisted in
coming. The men who met the women took
to the woods and have not yet been seen.
BILLINGS GIVES HIMSELF UP.
He Is Now in the ltatlle at Waterloo,
Waterloo, la., Aug. 1. M. E. Billings,
who is reputed to have escaped from the
sheriff at Oary, D. T., arrived here yester
day. He went to the clerk of the court and
got a copy of bis bail bond, stating that he
wanted it so that if the reports from Dakota
should make any trouble be could surrender
himself on the charge of murder, for which
be was heliL lie said that the trouble in
Dakota grew out of a difficulty over an old
case he had there for some Waverly parties
before the Kmgsley affair.
He said he had secured a judgment of
about f 12,000 that was In the hands of the
court, and against which he had an attor
ney's lien. Tbe attorney whom he had en
gaged out there had secured part of this
money, and in trying to get it from him Bil
lings was arrest! tor perjury in swearing
out a warrant of arrest. He says, however.
that he supposed the case was settled, and he
started that night for home. When he saw
tbe papers he found that he was charged
with living a fugitive from justice, and he
came here at once to fix matters up.
A Diabolical Attempt at Arson.
FiTTSBr ro, Aug. 1. Fire-bugs made an at
tempt to burn tbe boarding-house of Albert
Smith at Duquesne at an early hour yester
day morning. A watchman who had been
on duty since the attempt was made to burn
some bouses a few days aj;o discovered the
fiends at work. They were in the cellar of
the house, and be fired upon them. They
rushed out, and as they ran away returned
the shots, but none of them took effect. An
investigation disclosed the fact that preparS'
tlons bad been made to burn the house, which
was a boarding-hwuse for tbe non-union men
employed in the Duquesne Steel works. The
proprietor bad Iieen warned that if be did
not close up bis bouse he would be burned
Will Remember His First Ride.
Flint, Mich., Aug. L Patrick Crosby,
who has been here since May 9 awaiting ex
amination for the murdor of Thomas Mor
ray and bis mother, at Argentine, was dis
charged yesterday, tbe evidence against him
being insufficient. Although 23 years old,
Crosby1 had never boeu twenty miles from
home until brought to jail, and that journey
gave him his first ride on a railroad. After
his discharge yesterday he made a circuit of
the town, and then set out for home, alno-
iutely satisfied with himself and the world.
An I rhn of the Waldron Caae.
IIastinos, Mich., Aug. L The trial of
Mrs. Nellie Bidwell for adultery, which was
to have (H'currod yesterday, has been with
drawn. She accompanied C. W. Waldron
when be absconded with tbe funds of tbe
Waldron Lank last fall, but was deserted
when nl. Iron crussnl the Atlantic. Mrs.
Waldron withdrew the charges, as she is at
presont living with her fruky husband.
Kidnapped His Lucky Brother.
New York, Aug. 1. Arthur Kay, aged
12, was arrested in Brooklyn yesterday
charged with kidnapping his 3-year -old
brother. His parents live apart, and be had
brouiitit tiie infant from bis father's borne
in Morwlch, N. Y.. wbm b. bad been wimib.
ing, to ttee his mother, who lives in Brook
lyn. Tbe 3-year-old is said to be heir to an
estate in Norwich valued at tl,IMKI,(l.td.
A rriwpectlve Wending Indefinitely I'oitt-
Mobii.k, Ala., Aug. 1 Henry Boyce,
carpentT, was shot and killed yesterday
morning by Walton Williams. Tbt men had
trouble ab nit Mrs. Williams. Williams bad
agreed to allow a divorce so Mrs. Williams
could marry Boyce, but hp evidently changed
his mind and shot bis rival
Rrutal Treatment of Sold'pra.
Sas Dikoo, Cat, Aug. 1. Word has just
reached here that two Mexican soldiers who
deserted from an army post at Eusada,
Mexico, were captured titty miles from
there, tied to horses and compelled to walk
rapidly the entire distance back to Eusada.
Both men died soon after their forced
ItlMKora-ed Part of His Steallnjrs.
San Francisco, Aug. L William Rosa,
the absconding teller of the Nevada bank of
this city, has been arrested at Victoria, B.
C, anil part of the f 100,000 that he ember-
xlcd was recovered. -
fttole Plants from Ciraveyards.
Carthage. Ilia. Aue. 1. Pernmii
known to tbe polioe have been stealing plants
from flower cardens and the n.nintriM
Large and valuable plants have been carried
on in wagons.
Ives and Rtayner ict Another Writ.
New York, Aug. L Ives and Stayner
nave ontainea another writ of habeas cor
pus, requiring cause to be shown why they
are aotained in Ludlow street Jul'.
Were "Laying" for Them.
Jacksonville. Ills, Aug. 1 Tuesday
night thieves tried to break into the Chicago
and Alton freight house at Murravvllle.
Tbeir visit had been anticipated, and the
town policeman, with three assistants, as
lying hi wait for them when they apiieared.
Chase was given, but tbe rascals succeeded
in getting away. The policeman and his
helpers are greatly ridiculed.
A Call for Judge Lynch.
Nxer-ASKA City, Neb., Aug. L Horse
stealing du-ing the last few months has in
creased to such an extent that those most in
terested in tbe matter have issued a call to
revive tbe old vigilance committee which
ceased to exist twenty years ago.
Old Knemlea lieet as Priaada.
Atlanta, Ghv, Aug. 1. Tlje veterans of
tbe 1 bird Georgia regiment, in reunion at
fort Val ey, have for their guests a detach'
ment of the Ninth New York volunteers,
wnem way met during tbe war.
Boucht All the Breweries In Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 1. Negotiations were
completed yesterday for the sale of all the
ireweries in Omaha to a European syndicate
for $1,000,000. The purchasers are said to
be the AotbschUds.
Protecting the Seals.
Treasury Officials on the Beh
ring Sea Imbroglio.
STATUS OF THE EOW AT PRESENT.
The Far-Bearers Most Bs Protected from
Pirates or Be Annihilated A Grave
Question of Jurisdiction to Settle Tlch
nor Doesn't Mine Bis Words Secre
tary Bla'.ne Non-Commlttal, hot Refers
to the Bill Signed by Cleveland.
Washington Citt, Aug. L The state
department has not yet received any demand
for the release of the Canadian sealing vessel
Black Diamond, but such a demand is ex
pected by some, as soon as the British gov
ernment learns officially of the seizure. No
serious trouble with Great Britain is appre
hended by department officials, bowever.for
the reason that it is to the Interest of Great
Britain, and all other commercial countries,
that these seals should be preserved from the
slaughter of piratical sealing craft. Tbe
United States, they say, protects them
against our own and foreign poachers alike
A Treasury Official's Opinion.
Assistant Secretary Batcheller, talking
with a reporter yesterday, said that the
treasury department had no part in the
political or diplomatic side of the question.
They found the law on the statute books, be
said, and it was their duty to enforce it
Moreover they bad the proclamation of the
president, which announced that it was the
purpose of the administration that it should
1 don't see how there can be much trouble
about it he said for no nation can afford to
throw those fisheries open to destruction. The
commercial interests of tbe world are too er-
iously involved. A great commercial nation
like EnKland could not afford to have this de
struction go on. The protection we give is for
the good of the whole world.
Habits or the Seat.
The habits of the seal are well known. They
make three visits to these islands. On the I
last visit, when they are not breeding or with I
young, they are taken. e limit the number
that may be taken in any one year and pro
vide that the female shall be preserved, only
6per cent, of tbe caU-h being allowed to Oe of
that sex. At certain times of the year they
disappear. No one knows where they go per
haps out in the deep water. Again they are
seen in the sea, far from shore. That is where
they are killed by these poachers, and the
mothers with young are the ones that suffer.
because they are the only oues to lie got at in
any numbers. Hy killing the females when
with younir th s way ihe whole brood would
soon be destroyed. EnKland can't afford to
have this done. bob
The Right of Search Involve,!.
Another official intimated that the case of
the seizure and search of the Triumph, which
was afterward released because no sealskins
were found on board, might be a more seri
ous matter than tbe seizure and detention of
tbe B ack Diamond, for it involve.! tbe right
of tbe United States to seize and search sus
pected vessels outeide of what is conceded to
be the jurisdiction of the United States. This
government, he said, claims that right
within a limit not yet acknowledged by
England, and the settlementfof the question
after all, is to be one of jurisdiction.
John Bull Claims Everything-.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Tiebenor In a talk with a Post reporter about
tbo Behrlug sea seizure said: "Officers of
tbe revenue cutters in Bebring sea will seize
every vessel, American or British, found
violating the law. Great Britain clnims a
right to the fisheries, but Great Britain is in
the habit of claiming everything. All idea
of redress or indemnity under tbe circum
stances is absurd. The matter will be treated
as a trespass."
Blaine Is Mon-CommittaL
BanoOR, Me., Aug. 1. As Secretary
Blaine passed through this city last evening,
en route to Bar Harbor, a reporter called his
attention to a declaration of a Boston paper
to tbe effect that it would be impossible for
the national government to 'Sustain tbe pre
tension of Secretary liluine that Behriug
sea is distinctly American water." The sec
retary of state simply remarked that it
might be well for tbe paper in question to in
dicate tbe occasion, official or unofficial,
where he has said anything at all on that
point. Mr. Blaine made tbe further state
ment that everything done on the fur seal
question since March 4 last was in literal
compliance with the directions contained in
the act of congress which was approved by
1 resident Cleveland on the last day of bis
Was This lor Krtaliatiuu
Sacxt Ste. Marie, Mich., Aug. 1. Tbe
ferryboat Beck with was libeled yesterday by
the Canadian cutums officials for carrying
passengers up the Canudinn shore. The
ferry had taken a party of tbe American
and Canadian Methodist Sunday school
pupils for a picnic. The fine imposed upon
tbe boat was (400. The ferry boats have
been accustomed to take their excursions up
the shore and have never been troubled be
fore. The Chicago Times Killtorohip.
CmcAoo. Ana- l Mr. Joph n. Dunlop
has accepted the position of editor-in-chief of
The Chicago Times, entering into tbe duties
of the office yesterdny afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Mr. Dunlop is a journalist of over fourteen
years' standim; in Chicago, ten of which
were spent on The Times under Mr. Storey.
Mr. Dunlop snys that politically the paper
wdl be much the same as it was under Mr.
Storey hide) eudcntly Democratic
MassachuKrtt Republican Convention.
Boston, Aug. 1. At the meeting of tbe
Republican state ceutral commfttae, yoster
day, Sept. 25 was fixed as the date, and
Trctmint TmihviIi, TLitt.tn ns l.h na.A f.it
holding the state convention. Ex-Governor
I ' T . 1 1 i : . 1 1 I . . .
ueitrgo v. miimiRon win ue ub presiaing
officer and the Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge
chairman of the committee on resolutions.
Big Secession from the K. of L.
New York, Aug. 1. The journeymen
Plumbers' and Gas and Steam Fitters' la
borers' unions of the United States and Can
ad a, in session at Brooklyn, have voted to
sever connection with tbo Knights of Labor,
and establish an independent organization.
This takes & 1,000 members from tbe Knights
A Machine Gun Kills Klght Men.
Paris, Aug. 1 The training frigate
Couronne, while off Hyeres, in the south of
France, yesterday morning, burst one of her
machine guns, killing eight of her men and
injuring seventeen others. Tbe accident oc
curred iu the course of practice firing.
Recognised the Supreme Being.
Oltmpia, W. T., Aug. 1. Tbe oonstitu
tional convention yesterday morning adopted
a preamble reciting that "We, tbe people of
tbe state of Washington, thanking the
Supreme Being of tbe universe for' our
liberties, do ordain this eonstitution."
Mora UelB Needed.
Spring Vaixet, Ills., Aug. L Dr. Wines,
of the states board of charities, was hera tm.
terday looking into tbe condition of the
locked out miners, and said that from his
uvmugauun ne is eausnea tnat serious suf
fering exists, and relief is badly needed.
Irt Taxation to the LegUlatnre.
Helma, M. T., Aug. t In the constitu
tional convention yesterday the article leav
ing to tbe legislature tbe selection of the
kind of property to be taxed was adopted.
Church, public and library property alone
The Weather We Mar EiurL
Wasbwotor Grrv, Aug. -Following are
the weather indications for thlrtv-siz hours
from 8 nVlrw k r m vAaHi.w. wi.
consin and Iowa Lighgiocal showers; cooler
weaiuen onss to uign southeasterly winds,
becoming variable. For IUinois-tFair. coo In
weather in northern nnrtinna? nn Ama-a
change In temperature in southern: south-
rau. or micnigan air waathar,
followed by showers Thursday night; ooolsr;
winds becomlnir ftnntltMLMt.Mt.lv- ir..- t ,
Fair weather; no decided change in temper-
aunt; vanaoie wmas.
SPRING HAS GOME!
and with it the pleasure of beautifying home with new pieces of-
I Lace Curtain Stretchers!
out w rmomu ham.
Will Ssve yon Money, Time and Labor.
EVBHV llOUSZKSEPSa SnoixD Uavk Omsj
any ludy can operate them.
For Salo By
TELEPHONE NO. 1058.
Charles Dlliror and Hrnry 8 mnrt vere
hanged at Iouisvillo, Ky., Wednesday, for
murder. Smart died instantly, but Uilger'g
roie broke aud he had to lie pulled up, a
new rope adjusted, and the drop made a sec
One of tbe heaviest earthquake shocks it
has known in many years visited Han Fran
cisco Wednesday morning, but did no dam
age. There are still 81H) persons dopendent on
charity for food and clothing at Johnstown,
Sir John Thompson, minister of justice of
the Domion of Canada has signed the war
rant for the extradition of Martin Burke, the
alleged murderer of Cronin.
The miners along the Moiioncahela river
have determined to resist the reduction to s!V
cents per bushel, aud will stand for the 3
The great pacing stallion. Sir Thornton.
valued at $1',0I0, died in his stall at the Jol
let race track Tuesday night.
It is reported from London that the Peter
Scboenhofen Brewing company, of Chicago.
has been reorganise with a capital of $-.2,000,-000,
and that one-half of the stock has been
placed in London.
Thirty persons were killed and eighty in
jured by the recent earthquake on the island
of Kiou Siou.
Empi-ror William of Germany has started
on a visit to England.
Editor Murat Halstead has arrived in New
York from Europe in improved health, and
will return to his editorial tri(Mxi in The
Comnierciai tlazette ottii-e in a short time.
The resignation of Tost master Paul, of
Milwaukee, has been received at Washing
ton City. It will le remembered that he was
severely censured recently by the civil serv
Ex Senator Rollins, of New Hampshire.
died Wednesday. He was in congress from
101 to IN14. and was conspicuous from his
opposition to the I'nion Pacific land grants.
Herman Carman, who tried to suicide
with a pistol at Chicago, Tuesdav. is still
living, although a bullet passed through his
mouth and through his brain to the skull
alxjve. The doctors will trephine him.
A non-union dock laborer was set upon
at Chicago Wednesday night by six men and
beaten and kicked to death. The mis
creants w ho commit tod the murder are in jaiL
A Warning to Onnt-Chewers.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 1. E lua Sed-
don, a young girl coming in on the Santa Fe
tram yesterday morning, was seizod with
cramps of the facial muscles, closely resem
bl:ng loekjaw. Dr. Chappelluas called, and
sueiveded in restoring the girl's face to its
normal condition. The girl's mother said
her daughter was an inveterate gum chewer.
even going to sleep with the gum in her
Cannnot Chanfre the Name.
Siorx Falls, D. T., Au. 1. The South
Dakota constitutional convention yesterday
entertained a communication from an Illi
nois Grand Army post nsking that the name
of the state be called I.ini-oiu. The names
of the states are contained in t lie omnibus
hill, and the conventions have no power to
Vcihn I.. Sullivan Arrested.
New York, Au:r. 1. John U Sullivan
was arrested last evening at the Vanderbilt
hotel, on a requisition from the governor of
Mississippi. Sullivau had heard of the in
tended arrest, and was prejwring to go to
polio liuatiiiuarters to surrender himtaelf
when the oltleers arrived w-tth the warrant.
Another New .leiarjr Iam Knrsta.
NtWAKK, N. J., Aug. 1 Thednm at Van
Sickle's 111 II pond, at Mi. burn, I roke vester-
day morning, and theescMjuug water drove
hundreds t jieople from their homes. House
hold goods and ot her propTty were carried
away. The thorotihlnres are iuiass:ilile.
Chicaoo. July SI.
On the board of trad tttlay quotations
were as follows- Wln-nt-No. - Jiilx, opennl
1VI40, close.) "iT:i; August. eiieJ ri'o,
closed r7r"-" SKi'ienilvr. oisnel 57c,
clnsed TlVi-. Corn -No. 2 August, opened
aifltC i'losed :i'la-;V.-: rVpteuiller. opened
-HlO, t-losed Ik-if, -"..jr.. .May. oiened and
cloned o4r. ms- No. - AujiUst, opened
2ic, closed S pleiulH-r. openrd -lr6'.
closed -'l-Vie: May, opeu.-d mi closeil
-KC. l'ork rs-plemlM-r, 0-cnt-d S10..ri:i$.
closes! JiO.tC'ti: m Oi tni-er, op lied $10.40.
chwed $Ht.4.'i; January, opened S'J.TO, closed
f'.i.T.'i. 1-ard -August. oM-ned ftLIA, closed
Live Stock The Cnion stock yards quote
the following prices: 1 1 wrs Market opened
fairly a. live at yowtcrduy's prioes; luht
(trades, J.;Si.l4..'iO-. rouuh packimt. $4.004.111;
mixed lots. fl.UU'M 4"; heavy i-u-kine and
shipping lots. 4.1.Vtl.:. Cattle-Market
steady; Rood to extra, c4.:3W!.4..V: joor to
fair, t l.4i now 8. f 1.4-kj-i.ii"-. stockcrs and
feeders. ;i.S.: Texas steers, $iS 0
cows, fl.tiiKji.JI. Kheep Natives, j:l.40,.M NO;
western, tl.'iHa.l.Oh Texans, faa..: lumha,
I'roduce: Uutter Fancy F.lgiu creamery,
15Vatfh!c per t; dairies in line, lrtfMSc; roll
butter.Sc. Ek Strictly frwh, lllyLic per
doz. Poultry-Live chickens, Klc per B; roost
ers, 6c; turkeys, 4bo; ducks, KuWc. Potatoes
New, tl.0laiJ per bbl. Apple New. J4.0U4
4.80 per bbl. Kapuerriee -tl.bu&i.M per Si-t.
New York. Jnly 3U
Wheat No. Z red winter cash. 8w4o; da
July, l-To; do August, &Ho: do September,
854c: do December, tic Corn No. 2 mixed
cash, 44ic; do August, 44140; do Septem
ber, 4416c. Oats-Quiet; No. 2 mixed cash,
axaasc: do Auiwst, ST-; do September.
HiG. Pork Dull; new mess, tlii.50iSlie.7S.
Lard Quiet: Autust, sn.s; (September, 4S-.
October, $4. Hye Dull and unchanged.
Barley-Dull and nominal.
Live Stock: Cattle-Go d cattle.ahout steady:
ordinary to fair native bulls, loc y lui ts low
er; Texas steers, hard to sell at any price; Da
tive steers, $8.IOa4.t y lnu Bs: T, xa do, plM
a LOU; native bulls and dry cows, $1.M&2.M.
Hbsep and Lambs Firmer for both sheep and
lambs; common to choice sheep. $3.7M5.f)o 9
10 1 ts; common to choice lam tea, S-Vlin&T.Ou.
Hogs Dull; live hogs, St.&X&J.'W $ 1(0 ts.
Day Upland prairie, $8.00,
Haj Ttineuiy new $7ft8.00.
Hay Wild, 16.0wal6.Ju. .
K ye 50c.
Cos I softllethaid s.0 '
Cord Wood Oak, ftK; Hickory, $3.
A Wheeling man paid a Greene county
farmer t!25 for t horse that died on iu
v! I'H w eH-r??.A w Kh
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
c-insr :p.a.:rXjO:r, suites
No words can do justice to'the Novelties exhibited.
W. B. BARKER,
has purchased the well-known
Fourtli Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor.
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of this
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best j?oods
AT TIIE LOWEST PRICES.
I FISHER I
IS THE BEST,
and if you are wise you 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 every way.
l5rSoLD ONLY BY
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
CIIAS. W. YERBURY, Manager.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
" -8 Hits
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
-Steam i Gas Fitter-
ASD DEALER IS
Wrought and Cast Iron and Lt-ad Pipe.
Hose, Packing, Sewer and Drain Tile,
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
tfJPBest work at fair prices. Estimates furnished.
Offlcc and shop 219 18th St. Tele phone 12.
Rock Island. 111.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups Gravies, Etc Convcnli-m
for NURSES with boiling water a delicious BEEF Tf 1
Is instantly provided. INVALIDS will find it appetlziae
plvhiK tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed
lie PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up in convenient lot
agea of both SOLID AMI FLl'ID EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Catalogues Address
J. C. DUNCAN, X
Tiles and Grates.
Call, Compare Stock and
A. J, SUITH & SOI.
125 and 127 West Third Str1'
Opp. Masonic Temple.