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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1S89.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
FlUOAT. 8EPTEMBEB 27. 1889.
Somi time ago President Harrison an
nounced that ho would not shake hands
with the people when holding receptions.
Now Mrs. Hartison says she will also
quit the business of handshaking. The
reason of this is easily given. Harrison is
ao unpopular with the masses, and his ad
tnlniatratioa is so plainly in the interest
of trusts, combines and monejed centers
that scarcely anyone in this broad land
desires to shake bands with him, and, in
ordei to slide out of the dilemma grace
fully, he declines to shake hands with the
people as they pasa by.
Pikr Tresidrnt Harrison! Only ii
months in office, and yet made himself so
obnoxious to the people that no one wants
f accept the office of commissioner of
pensions at his hands. Before election be
declared too much could not be given to
tbe soldiers, nnd yet. when Tanner com
menced to dish out the surplus with a
liberal hand to the maimed and crippled
soldiers, Harrison called a bait, and
asked him to resign. What Harrison
wants is someone as commissioner of
pensions who will make fair promises to
the soldiers, but never keep them. Tbe
surplus is for political wire pullers to
New Mexico, Idaho and Wyoming are
knocking at tbe door for admission to
the sisterhood of the states, and it does
not seem probable that they can be kept
out very much longer. According to a
Washington special Idaho represents that
she has a population of more than 100,
000 and has trebled in ten years; that she
has taxable property of perhaps $'25. s
000.000, while her mines of gold, silver
and lead yield nearly f 10,000.000 a year;
that she has nearly 1,000 miles of rail
road; that ber agricultural interests,
though small, are increasing; that her
school system is well cared for, and that
tbe good proportion of homestead entries
made of late indicates that her lands are
largely wanted for actual settle
ments. With her 13.000,000 acres of
timber and mineral lands she has tbe
promise of future wealth, while tbe re
clamation of the arid portions by a syS'
tern of reservoirs would soon attract far
mers. Wyoming has not quite as large
population as Idaho, but thinks she can
claim oearly 100.0(H) people, and that
those who now come in are apt to be
less roviDg and more inclined to settle
steadily. As mining is Idaho's chief in
dustry, so tbe range cattle business is
Wyoming's. Stock raising is carried on
there to a great extent, and the last offi
cial report from the territory gives this
account of it:
"Tbe sheep men have been lucky and
successful for the last three years and all
are making money. Tbe losses by dis
ease have been small and tbe flocks are
healthy. Tbe winters do not seem to
have destroyed many of tbe young or old
and the flocks are increasing."
The Mat Cnnvmtllon NnmlMtoi Cot.
Hanghmaa fnr Comptroller.
Baltimore, M4., Hept 27 There was a
larpe attendance and much enthusiasm at
tha Ueiuorrattc state oonvBntion wbicb met
bar yesterday. Tha organization being
effected tba comraitUw on r.-aolutions pre
sauted a raport which waa unanimously
ad op tod. Tba national platform of is
reaffirmed, and tben a plank on the iwgro
quoation put in, which plrdga the party to
a careful review of the registration of
voter and tbe alectivn franrbian, no that
bj tba coining legislature stringent pro
viatooa ma? tie a.ltml to prmrve
tbe puritv f tbe liallnt I x, and deciarra it
sincere and rartiHat purpom to rw-oKtuzn and
enforce all the t-tril and political righta of
tbe colored people, tiut insist that tbe
achonla for tbe white and col ore. I children
ball be kept separate ami distinct Tbe
liquor question tn refxrred to bf a declara
tion In favor of high license and such re
strictive features, will sulanTVe tbe doable
purpose of reducing the tax rate on property
and of removing largely from our midst tba
Viae of intemperance.
CoL Haughman, the present incumbent,
waa renominated for controller. The dec
laration In the platform in favor of giving
tbe negro all on political rights waa very
full and empli tic. but in aecmdinz the nom-
aaid, among other t hours, tbat, while he was
willing to accord the negro all his rigbta,
was willing to pay for a.arate schools for
tbe negro' s children, he would not be
"ruled by tha negro." This anntiment was
greeted with great applause.
The W yoming C'nnstilatlon.
CltCTKNNE. Wy. T., BepL 27. The consti
tutional convention yesterday selected Chey
enne as the seat of government fur ten years,
or until a majority of the people vote
change. The coal mine chapter favors tbe
laborers. Elucational provisions are very
liberal. Toe on.h of off! -e preacrilied in tbe
Constitution is extremely rigid, and contem
plates abolishment of boodle caiiipaigna
Mast Io Ooe Kind of Hasinas.
New York, Bept -7 At a meeting of
the Retail Ha roses Makers' Protective asso
ciation, held Wednes lay night, a committee
waa appointed to wait on the wholesale deal
ers and request them to discontinue selling
at retail in tbe future. This means that in
tbe future members of tbe aseociation will
not purchase from snob firms.
Another Valuable Horse Gone.
Peoria, Ma, Hepu 27. All Here, the im
ported Kuzlwb shire stallion. onJ bv
Burgess Hro., of Wenona. Ills., diid at tba
state rair grounds yesterday of iiifUmiiia
t.on of the bowels. lie was valued at
Harnum's Advaneeea Kegland.
London, H..pt. 27. Mr. V. T. harnum's
advance agent arrived at Liverpool yester
day, and was met by Mr. George Htarr, tbe
European agent, and a number of others.
For the Ielenae of London.
London, Sopt 27. The duke of Cam
bridge, eotomitiider-in-chiof of hw majdaty'a
forces, baa formally signified bis approval
of a plan to mobilise luo.O IJ volunteers for
tbe defense of London. This is not to be'
taken as signifying any alarm at tbe de
fenseless condition of tbe metrop.il ia, but tbe
mobilisation will furniab employment fur a
boat of otherwise idle sulwlternH, and at toe
same time Will remove all ground for tbe oc
casional croaker to lament in Tbe Times tbe
possibility of an enemy rap:uring Loo-
don some day before breakfast, and while
the army is yet abed.
Working for the Western Metropolis.
Birmingham, AUl, Bept 27. Assist
ant Poatmialer General Htovenaon and CoL
V. R Boutbmayd, and ex-Confederate ofB
twr, now of Chicago, are here caovaasing
among congrnsuMHi and other prominent
men of tbe state in tbe interest of Chicago as
the alts of the War! I's fair.
If Iodide of potash, la an inquest nee-essarjT
GRACE 'AND RICHES.
Emmons Blaine's Luck in the
A ROTABLE EVEHT IN SOCIETY.
Be Weds a Chlrago Girl with a Pot of
.I.OOO.OOO Klch field Springs ravs a Re
markable Compliment to the Ilrldff
The Ceremony Performed in a Flower
Ad oined Chnreh and Money lavishly
Spent to Make the Occasion Memorable
Ietalls of the Oeenrrenen.
Rictinri.n SpRixtiH, N. Y., 8pt 27.
Tbis usually quiet place present st a scene
of great activity yest Tday. From early
morn the villngera and the visitors within
the villnge confines were astir, the occasion
being the Blaine-McCormick wedding,
which was the greatest and most fashionable
event this generally fnshionable summer re
sort has iv.-r witnessed. Tbe preparations
for tbe marriage ceremony at tha church
and for tin wedding breakfast at Clayton
Lodg w.to c omplete I at an early hour.
The Bride and Groom.
Tbe hlrh con recti ng part tee to this inter-e-ting
event lear names well known all
over the country. The bride. Miss Anita
M.-CVrmtok, has been a reigning society
belle in Chicago. She ie a tall, slender bru
nette, exceedingly bright and remarkably
elegant and attractive. Hhe is said to very
much resemble ber father, the inventor of
the reaper which made his wealth for bim
and the founder of tbe great industry under
bis name at lliii-aga Hhe has a charming
disposition, is graceful, gracilis and self
possessed, and has of late borne the chief
tiurden of entertainment in the home. She
h a niie dresser end very fond of driving.
Miss McCormick is said to have a fortune of
Tbe lurkv groom, as everybody knr.ws, is
the son of S.cretary of State Janice O.
Hlaine. He la not a politician, but a railroad
man, and resides in Kali imore at present,
though he formerly lived in Chicago, 'wbre
he met and wooed and won his fair bride.
Tbe gro ni is SI and tbe bride is
It was natural tbat Miss McCormick
should choose to enter the new li fe of matri
mony from tbis beautiful place. Her father,
twenty rears ago, came bare in hope of get
ting relief from pain by tbe use of the
waters here, and, struck bv the Iwauty of
the place, built Clayton Lodge, a lovely cot
tage on one of tbe eminences which surround
Richfield. Here the family came nearly, if
not quite, every year, and it was a second
home to them. It is tufa to say that no
other wedding of tbe year baa attracted so
much attention from the American people
generally. For several days guests have
been flocking hither from all quarters.
Wednesday night the village was illumin
ated in honor of tbe coming wedding (one of
the most extraordinary compliments ever
paid to an American girl).
The Prominent Guests.
Secretary Biaine, Rev. Dr. Herric-k John
son, tbe brides Chicago pastor; Rjv. Dr.
John Hall, of New York, an old family
friend of the McCormick. and here as a
guext; Sti-phen B. Elk ins, the lieutenant and
bosom friend of the Blames and largely in
terested in the West Virgina Cetitrnl rail
road, with which Emmons Blnine is con
nect 1 ; Walter Dumrosrh, the handsome
young musician, whose ent;a?ement to Miss
Margaret Blame was publd-lv acknowledged
Wednesday; tbe ladies of Mr. Blaine's fam
ily and the secretary's other sons all these
and many others made the Spring house
seem as lively as in the summer days yester
Iecorations In the C'hnrrh.
Tbe decoration of tbe church in which the
ceremony was performed was beautiful.
In tbe arch back of tbe altar was a perfect
lacework of aniilax, trimmed with rosea,
reaching from just below the win low to tbe
top of the arch over the altar. Underneath
was a beautiful variety of plants, consisting
of geraniums, .pa 1ms and many other attrac
tive foliage and flowering plants. Tbe walls
were tastefully uVc.wsted with autumn
leaves, clematis, and ferna Three large
banana plauU, with their great leaves, were
noticeable near the altar. The designs were
artistic in conception and tuey were skill
fully rarrie I out. An awning was erected
over the sidewalk from tbe curb to tbe
church door, but ma ny curious villagers
stood on the iiavciuent near by to see the
guests as tbey appeared.
Kntranre of the Wedding Party.
Tbe ceremony was apointed for 1 i o'doct,
but a full hour lie fore that tune tbe guests
began to assemble. Secretary Blaine was
escorted by Harold McC.irini-k to the aeat
reserved for bun, while Mrs. Blame, dressed
in a handsome crushed strawberry brocade,
leaned Usm the arm of Kred A. Keep, oi
Chicago. WalUr Itamrosch entered with
Miss Margaret Blaine, and James Q., Jr.,
with Harriet The four occupied one pew.
A few minutes after li o'clock tbe wed. ling
party entered up the middle aisle. Harold
and Stanley McCormick presvJed. Massra
Keep and Hpragua followed, and the rear
couple consisted of the bride and ber brother
Cyrus. Emmons had entered with tbe best
man, bis brother, Walker Blaine, from the
side door near the pulpit, and awaited his
bride at tbe altar.
The llrlde's Coatnme.
The bride's costuma was a study of beauty.
The waist was of white satin, fitting exquis-
' - - a .. ,4 III I
dia lace fell softly about tho throat in tbe
style of Marie Antoinette. The sleeves were
composed of soft lac, and reached to tbe
wrist. Tbe entire front was made of Val
enciennes, nie-ting a train of white satin.
The veil was caught up with a coronet of
orange Uosomi, and tbe toilet was complete
in its elegance.
Tbe groom was dressed in a coat of be
cutaway style, of tine diagonal cloth; tbe
Vest was of the name material, and tbe
trousers were light, with a very fine stripe.
Neither bride nor groom wore jewels of any
ho They Were Wed.
A soft improvisation was played during
tbe ceremony, which lasted scarcely fl teen
minutes. lr. Herriek Johnson was as
sisted by Rev. V. V. Holmes. Mr.
Holmes coudueted the services of the church
up to a certain point and Ir. Johnson pro
nounced the words tbat made the couple
man and wife. Tha bene iiction, pronounced
by Rev. Dr. Johnso.i in clear, imp reseive
tones, was from Number, vL: Tbe Lord
bless thee and kwp the?: tb e Lord make bis
face shine upon thee and be gracious unto
thee; tbe Lord lift up his countenance upon
thee and give tbee peace. " And as be said
"Amen" every heart in tbe assembly united
in the prsyer.
Reeeptlnn nnd llanquet.
From the church tbe newly wedded pair
and their faniili'si and invited guests were at
ono driven to Clayton lodge, where Mr.
McCormick received them, assisted by Mrs.
Cyrus H. McCoru ick and Mis Virginia Mc
Corniii k, before the guesis offered their con
gratulations to tbe buppy bride and groom.
Tbe decorations at tha mansion were even
more ext.nsi ve and elabcate than those at
tbe c'.urch. Tbe bride was radiant and gra
cious, and the groom's cup of joy was over
flowing. From the reception tbe guests pro
ceeded to the dining room. Tbe resources of
tbe Spring bouse had bien freely drawn
upon an I the raurlt wis a series of beautiful
and wonderful table decorations and an ar
ray of delicacies that it would be a very dif
ficulty feat to surpass
The Itelie King Farewell.
A few minutes before 4 o'clock the bells of
the villuga church rang out their tones of
joy onor na a-e as the newly wedded couple
drove to tbe depot to start upon their honey
moon tour. Hare a special Wagner car
awaited them and amid further plaudits
and volleys of good wishes thy bgan their
honeymoon tour to Bar Harbor, where
tbey will occupy tbe Blaine cottage.
Tbe costumes of the ladiea in attendance at
the wedding and reception were very rich
and handsome. Indeed, the whole affair
surpassed in its interest and brilliance every
other wedding of the year. Tbe presents
were legion, and represented thousands of
dollars in value. It is safe to any tbat tbe
value of tbe gifts to this happy couple is
mors tbaa the cartnl of bath nars worth at
anytime within a quarter of a century after
The only nnples ant feature or tha occa
sion was the weather, which was execrable,
as it rained all day.
THE BANKI.RS' CONVENTION.
Synopsis of the Proceedings of the Beeond
Liar's Bern Ion.
Kansas Citt, Hepr. 7. Tbe proceedings
of the bankers' convention were enlivened
yesterday by to spirited debntes. The
Brut was on a reax lution indorsing tbe ob
ject of the Deep Harlmr convention to be
held in Topeka, Oct. 1. White, of Cincin
nati, objected to its passaga, saying that it
was not national, but sectional. Ine ob
ject is to secure s deep harbor on tbe gulf
const of Texas. Thomas A. Mulvane, of
Topeka, objected to, declaring that as many
people were interested in it as were in the
merchant murine. Tbe resolution was
finally sent to committee. A resolution
calling for one nvsre yearly statement of the
condition of the Istnks was adopted.
The Hllvor-Greenbaek Plan.
The next subject that made tbe proceed
ings lively was tl e debute over the proposi
tion of President W. P. St John, of tbe
Mercantile Natimal bank of New York,
that the treasury should coin M.dM.OOO
silver monthly a id retire legal tender notes
proportionately. During the debate Hon.
John Jay Kn-x coulradictcd a statement of
a western delegate that he was a gold mono-
metallist Mr. Knox said he was not a be
liever in gold u the only coin metal, but
was in favor of -oll as the standard. It was
finally decided co take a vote on Mr. St
John's pi opositim by mail after tbe execu
tive council bad sent its report to the dele
gates. President Par ions was re-elected for the
ensuing year, as waa Vice President Morton
McMichael, of P lilad -Iphia. A new executive
council was chosen, with few changes from
last year. Tbe ci n veil Hon adjourned sine die.
NEW AN Tl -SALOON MOVEMENT.
A League Organised for Suppression Out
side of Party Lines.
HaRRIsbiro Pa., 8-pt -'7. Th- Union
Prohibitory Ltague of Pennsylvania, hav
ing for its obj' t tbe suppression of the sa
loon outside of inrty lines, held its first con
vention here yeiterday, with abovtt 100 dele
gates in attendance. President Kynett called
tba meeting to order. Tbe usual commit
tees were appoiited and the convention took
a recess until S o'clock. Tbe committee on
permanent orfanisatinn reported at tbe
afternoon sees mas follows: President, A.
J. Kynett; secretary, Wellington E Loucks;
treasurer, W. W. Wallace all of Philadel
phia, The report was adopt 1 and the offi
cers declared elected.
le-lai atlon of Principles.
The platform adopted recites the evils
growing out of the liquor traffic and de
clares tbat tie constitutional prohibitory
amendment fa led in June last because of
toe unfair po itical methods of those op
posed to it t, therefore, concludes tbat
such a verdict cannot be accepted as final.
but as tbe constitution cannot be amended
for five years lo come, it favors the most
restrictive legislation, and the enforcement
of the present policy of prohibition in the
counties which voted therefor.
Will Pirk Its Men for Omoe.
The league will favor the election of can
didates to public office, without respect tc
party, who will best represent its principles.
and it urges tbe organization of Union Pro
hibitory leagues in every city, county, and
town in the s'ato. Over $1,000 was raised
before the adjournment, and more was con
tribute.! at a mass-nieetiii at night Hon.
Albert Griffin of New York; B. C. Christy,
of Pittsburg, anl others made addresses at
tbe mass-meet m;.
TERRIBLE FURNACE ACCIDENT.
five Men Burned, Two Fatally, by an
Outburst bf Molten Iron.
PlTTSBVRO, Pa., SL.pt 27. Furnace "C
ftf tbe Edgar Thompson Steel works, at
Braddock, wna not working satisfactorily
yesterday, an l at ? o'clock last evening Capt
W. R. Jones, manager of the steel works,
together with six of bis men, went to work
to remedy tho trouble. It was discovered
tbat a bard trust of cinder bad formed in
side of tbe furnace. An oriti -e, tifUten inches
in diameter, van made through tbe side of
the furnace slack which is eighty feet high
and twenty in diame'er. Through this bole
a heavy iron bar was used to break the cin
ABIverof Molten Met at.
In an insta it the crust gave way, and a
perfect river of molten iron and cinder
gushed tbrocgh tbe aperture, literally cov
ering ('apt Jones and his workmen in a sea
of flame, and burling them in all directions
Capt Jones 'vas picked up from the sand
pit fully for y feet from tbe stack. The
others were I f ted about the aam distance.
in other directions. A Hungarian, w bo was
In tbe party, has not yet been found.
Tl e Frightful Kesalt.
Tbe fatally burned are: Mike (jjinn, fore
man; Harry Conned, probably fatally
burned; Patrick Burns, seriously burned;
John Nee, so iously burn d; Capt Jones Is
terribly bun ed and his physicians are ap
prehensive, I ut bopefuL Toe scenes imme
diately following tbe accident are almost
beyond desct iption. the immense stack bouse
being fairly overfl iwn with the seething
FOUND A DYNAMITE BOMB.
Independence, Ms., Excited Over an As
IniiEFCHDCNCK, Mo., Sept 27. Yesterday
iu 1 , W wu, luu.4 Winn
in an angle of thi court house wall, partially
concealed by rubbish. It was made of or li
nary gns-p pe, six inches long, each end
closed with plaster of par is, pierced at one
end with rn ordinary blasting fuse twenty
inches long. In another part of town the
following njte was found:
Light in on it to-nixht. Bonilis are all ready
one at The Sentinel, one at the court house
and one at I he jail. The town is as dead as
. Wew.Ublow her np aud make things
Signed.l J. S., Pres.
A search failed to reveal any liombs at the
two other laces rnentioneX Many citizens
are fnghteiied by tbe discovery, and fear
tbe public buildings will be destroyed. Otb'
era treat tba affair as a hoax.
OVERTURES FROM W. L. SCOTT.
Be Asks the 8prlu( Valley Miners' Coiu-
Ittee for a Conference.
fSpRiNO Valuct, Ilia, Sept 27. W. L.
Scott basasnt for the arbitration committee
of the Con: Miners' association here to meet
bim in Chicago to-day with a view to a re
sumption of work in tbe Spring Valley
mines, ti i has redded from his determina
tion not to treat witb any committee or or
ganisation. and everything now points to a
speedy set lenient of tbe mining difficulties
in tbis district Tbe miners will resume
work only on prices equivalent to those paid
at Btreator. Another car load of provisions
was distributed yesterday.
A J K-key Club's Horses Raised.
Pbiladslphia, Sept 27. Deputy Sheriff
West descended upon tbe Mcrcbsntville
Jockey o ub Weduesday afternoon and
seised eigl t of tbe horses on an attachment
for S,0U0 for Messrs. Smith & Pfeiffer.wbo
want their money for lumber furnished for
tbe grand stand and other buildings. Messrs.
J. C Chamberlain.' Morris Krauae and Her.
man L. L,vy, of New York, members of
tha synd-rate, are tbe owners and con
trollers of tbe track. Tba horses seised were
Monsoon, Duoneea. Harrison. Mav Queen.
Ratalper, Kabnflan, a bay colt, and a sorrel
colt, all owned by the syndicate. Saddles,
blankets laid fixtures of various kinds were
Biflbented by Black Damp.
PoTTMiLUt, Pa., Sept 27. William Ir
vin and l is helper, a Polander, lft their
homes on Tuesday evening nnd went to work
as usual la Lawrence '& Brown's colliery at
Mabano; Plana They failed to return
Wednesd ty, and a search was at once insti
tuted, w ilea resulted in the finding of tbe
Domes or Doth men at tbe bottom of an a baa
doned wtrk.nf. Both had been suffocated
by bind damp. It U believe 1 that tbe
Polander bad strayed into tha working and
irvin we it to look lor bun.
TRUSTED TOO MDCH.
Alleged Facts from the Pension ,
TANNES EBTIEELY TOO TEUSTFUL.
Bqnlres Responsible for Much of the Ir
regular Re-Rating Charged The Case
of Deputy Commissioner Smith An In
vestigator's Views The Corporal's Com
mentsHe Stands by the Justice of Bis
Own Action In Increasing; Pensions.
Washikgtos City, Sept, 27 The Even
ing Capital publishes the following: The
report of Messrs. Ewing, Campbell, and
Bruce, the commission that Investigated the
pension office, though closely guarded by in
terior department officials, is gradually be
coming known. Printed copies of tbis re
port are now and have been for some time
in the hands of all the members of the cabi
net. Commissioner Tanner has one, as also
has Maj. Warner and CoL Dudley. By de
grees its contents are being divulged. It is
known tbat tbe report takes up each re
rating case separately, and each case is an
exhibit in itself.
Deputy Commissioner Smith.
Stress is laid upon tbe fact that Deputy
Commissioner Hiram Smith, Jr., received
over (6,000 as a re-rating. This actioo of his
comes in for severe criticism in the report
Dot her Mr. Smith has returned this o,00o
or not the report does not state. Secretary
.Noble, in view of the report of the commis
sion, has himself questioned Mr. S nith as to
the farts attending the re-rating. It fa not
known whether Mr. Smith's Certificate
sf re-rating is aicned bv himself
acting commis-iioner, or by Com
missioner Tanner. The papers in regard to
his case went through during Mr. Tanner's
slnence from the pe ision offi.v
Tanner's Confidence Abused.
Tbe report also condemns Mr. Squires in
round terms, especially for his acMon in
making cases special. It states that Mr.
Squires jiossess-M thi stamp of Mr. Tanner
as commissioner, anl affixed it to papers
without tbe commissioner's knowledge. Tbe
number of such cases a very large number
is given, and Commissioner Tanner criti-
c.sed for his gross carelessness in thus en
trusting his official prerogative to a mere
private secretary, who violated the conn
deuce reposed in bim.
More Decapitations Pro liable.
The names of the pension office officials
who caused themselves to be re-rated form
a conspicuous part of the report Several
were discharged at the time by Secretary
Noble, and they now point to fact tbat tbe
one who received the largest amount of all
Deputy Commissioner Smith is still in
office. Said a member of tha board who
made the investigation: "There was but one
of two things for the president to do in view
of our report, either to dismiss every one of
ns from tbe service as unworthy of belief.
or else relieve Mr. Tanner from office, " The
same member intimated that tbe chief cul
prits were still in position, but would soon
fellow Mr. Tanner into private life.
Tanner on the Re-Ratines.
With reference to tbe re-rating of Deputy
Commissioner Smith, Mr. Tanner says:
The re-rating cases that came before me
were in a batch. Among them was that of
Deputy Commissioner Smith. His case was
not made special. There were nine other
cases where tbe disabilities were stout of
tbe same character, namely the loss of an
arm or a leg. It was May when these cases
came before me. There were photographs
of each subj-t, including some very bad
cases. While tbe question of re-rating these
pensioners was under discussion there were
present iu mv office lien. Lew Wallace.
Gen. Barnum (of New York), and more than
a docen newspaper men. There was not the
slightest criticism as to tbe justice of re-rat
ing theee pensioners. It was generally in
dorsed by the press, including papers which
have generally been opposed to me. As I
said before, tbe case of tbe deputy commis
sioner went along witb tbe others. I do not
recall whether I signed tbe certificate subse
quently or not If I did, it was done with a
rubber stamp, the way in wnich the signa
ture of tbe commissioner and secretary of
the interior Is usually attached to the certifl
cates. If I did sign it, in was in that man
ner. If Mr. Smith signed it, his own signa
ture wilt appear on tbe certificate."
Railways and Pre-emption Claimants.
Washisqto Citt, Sept 27. In the case
of the Northern Pacific Railroad company
vs. Randolph, Secretary Noble yesterday
decided tbat by fading to appear to oppose
final proof proceedings on tbe part of pre
emption or other claimants, a railroad com
pany does not forfeit any rights which tbe
whole case made shows it to possess. It sim
ply cannot insist on any further opportuni
ty to contradict tbe proofs submitted, as it
has bad its "day in court; but if, on those
proofs themselves, it still appears on tbe
face of the whole record that the company
has tbe prior or superior right, judgment
must go accordingly.
Stricken at Mia Desk.
Washisgto Citt. Sept 27. John IL
Falconer, until recently the statistician of
the tmetoffloe department, but reoentlv hold
ing a clerical position, was stricken with
paralysis eanesaay aiternoon at nis desk
in the denartment Ha was removed to hi
borne, when the doctors found tbat bis entire
ten sine was paraiyswl. Air. f alconer is over
o years or age, ana toe doctors do nut bold
Grass of High Descent,
Washisotoi Citt, Sept 27. Tbe agri
cultural department has received a speci
men of timothy grass grown on the Rocky
mouutains st a height of 10,500 feet Tbe
specimen will be planted at one of the ex
periniental stations with other specimens of
grasses tbe department is now experiment
ing witb, witb a view to obtaining some
grass that can be successfully grown in tbe
arid region for fodder.
Burned to Death In Ber Kitchen.
Washington Citt, Sept 27. Mrs. Emma
A. Wood, wife of George M. Wood, of tbe
Geological survey office, was burned to death
yesterday morning. She was alone in the
kitchen making a fire at the time, and just
bow it happened is not known, as she waa
speechless when found and died soon after.
A Tesaa Postmaster la Jail.
Washington Citt, Sept 27. E. D,
Strange, tbe postmaster at Fisher, Tex.
Chief Postofflce Inspector Rath bone is in
formed, has been arrested and committed tn
jail on two counts of embexzling valuable
Miters irom ota omen.
The President on Sunday Observance.
Paris, Sept. 27. In a letter to tbe Sun
day obKervaooe congress President Harrison
says: "Experience teaches me that workers
with head and bauds need such rest as the
Sabbath alone can give. Kan. whether re
garded as an animal or as an immortal be
ing, should be assured that rest,"
Winners on the Raee Track.
Chicago, Sept 27. Clamor, English Lady,
Queen of Trumps, Bettina, and Car us won
tbe events yesterday on tbe Churchill downs
course at Louisville.
Charles R-ed, VatteL Gilford, Litbert,
and Bobby Beach were tbe lucky horses at
tba West side course in this city.
At Oraveseud, L. L, Aurania, Now-or-
isever, ualop, ttoporter, Cortland, nnd Ford-
nam were toe winners on a muddv track.
No phenomenal nor fast time was mad
Vaasar'a Ex-Prasldent Dead.
Providence, R, L, Sept 27. Samuel L.
Caldwell, D. D. LL. D., ex-president of Vas
sat college, died suddenly yesterday, after a
brief illness, from septicaemia, agd SO
years. He was a native of Newburvoort.
Mam, and for more than fifteen years was
pastor or tbe First Baptist church of this
city, and was for seven years president of
Grant Seott I ttttm'u We Do Now
Bono Kono, Sept 27. Tbe Temple of
Heaven, at Pekin, ocmtaialna- tha mat
throne ef tba Beared Dragon, has been de
stroyed by lira.
Louisiana's Ex-Treasurer in a
THAT MILLION DOLL AE BOB STEAL
Boms Transactions That Will Require a
Deal of Explanation The Snspeeted Ex
Offlclal Cables from London That Ha
Will Meet the Chars; es ns Soon as Be
Can Facta That Are Blsjnlflcant or Very
Crooked Proceedings In Office.
Nw Orleans, Bept 27. Certain state
ments relating to the big bond swindle re
cently unearthed in this state having been
cabled to ex-Stats Treasurer Burke, now in
London, England, Burke replies tbat it is
impossible to attempt any explanation re
specting statements of this character, of
which he is ignorant, touching matter of
years ago. He then shows how the apparent
discrepancies might exist in ths paymeut of
coupons which are not always presented
when due. In conclusion be says: "If I aban
don ray business here I will loso the result of
six months' struggle. The day the papers
are signed releasing me from the tru-ttsof
others I will sail for Louisiana. I bold my
self solely and individually responsible for
every act of tbe office, and uo rson should
for an instant be permitted to bear a shadow
of criticism on its account"
The Major Not Surprised.
Attorney General Rogers being Inter
viewed, slid he did not think that Maj.
Burke was surprised by the disclosures.
When tbe affairs of his office were examined
by a legislative committee, and his books r.
ixwted to b- correct, Maj. Burke naturally
felt relieve'!. 11 must have known, how
ever, that tha matter would not en I there.
but tbat the defalcation in bis oHlce must
eventuall v heentne known, lie further stated
tbat a state warrant, which bad been paid
long ago, was recently presented for pay
ment again, and it was found tbat Burke
hail himself given the warrant to a bauk as
collateral for a loan.
One ol the Crooked Transactions.
The attorney general further stated that)
be bad information fiat during Maj. Burke's
occupmcy of the treasurer's ollic-1 an insur
ance company had deposit xl a number of
state bonds fM the scurity of local policy
holders, as required by law. Shortly after
Mr. Pipes became treasurer this company.
desiring to go out of business, applied for
the return of their Itonds. Mr. Pipes took
from tbe vaults the package of bonds cred
ited to the company, but the oniccrs of the
latter refused to receive it, claiming that it
did not contain thu bonds which they bad
deposited, j he lionds deposited were of tbe
denomination of fl.lNIi), while those returned
were tHUi bonds. There was som differ
ence in the value of the bonds, and the com
pany wanted its owu securities. The matter
was called to the attention of Maj. Burke,
aud be made good the differenca by giving
bis check for (ITtl
This Will P.e Hard to I plain.
Judge W. P. Stansls-rry, who was for
some time engaged with ex-Treasurer Burke
in a business capacity, makes a statement
showing that some years a?o be negotiate.!
for Maj. Kurke, at different tunes, loans
amounting to thousands of dollars, always
depositing as collateral state bonds banded
to bim by Maj. Burke for tbat purpose. In
the first transactions made in ISM and 1SSS,
the numbers of t be bonds were kept Com
paring them with the numbers now pub
lished by Treasurer Pipes as fraudulent, he
finds that among the lionds handled by him
there were nearly JO,0)0 fraudulent After
tbe first few tranu-tions be did not keep
the numbers, because Burke told bim
it was not necos&arv, as he (Burke)
bail them. To many of these bon overdue
coupons were attached. "A few loans of
small amounts were made by some of the
brokers and in two or three instances by
cotton firms of tbe city. The transactions
with the banks were with tbe beads of the
institutions. The bonds were in every in
stance accepted without question, no word
being uttered to excite suspicion that they
were not regularly issued ami valid obliga
tions of tbe state. As such I issued them,
and I had no doubt of their validity until
the recent disclosures."
Mr. Slan&U-rry's statement shows that
Treasurer Burke as far tack as lVv was
using tbe lion. Is then in his keeping as ttate
treasurer as collateral in borrowing mouey
for bis ow n uso.
Records on the Hall Field.
Chicago. Sept 27. The Ieague clubs
made the follor-ing scores yesterday: At
Pittsburg rittsburg 9. Philadelphia 2; at
Cleveland Washington-Cleveland eauie
awarded to Cleveland 9 to 0; Washington
not on band owing to wreck ou railwav, of
small importance; at Chicago X-w York
3, Chicago 4: at Indianapolis Indianapolis
6, Boston 12. American association: At
nroofciyn loiumims , tirouklyn 7 seven
innings, darkness; at St Louis St Louis
5, Louisville4; at Kansas City ICansasCity
8. Cincinnati ft; at Baltimore Athletic 1,
Baltimore 9. Hi in stopiad a second eama
at end of fourth inning, score being Balti
more o. Athletic 0.
Western league: At Minneapolis Minne
apolis 6. Denver 7: at Milwaukee Milwau
kee 8. Sioux Citv .1 seven in nines, dark
ness; at St Faul St l'aul 2, Omaha S
Talk of the Sale of a Horse.
Boston, Sept 27. The Herald says tbe
noted Maine Ktalliou Nelson is said to bave
. aolift So Nw York ps,rtls Cos- o, lam
price since Monday. elson will go to Lex
ington, Ky. , to beat the stallion record after
the Bay State fair in this city. Tbe Globe
says: Nelson, 2:14V, has been sold condi
tionally; with the understanding that be
beats the stallion record his owner will be
given more money than was ever paid for a
trot t lug stallion before. C. H. Nelson has
not closed the deal, the olf-r being open to
accept or not, as he thinks fit.
Killed Ills Wife with a Winchester.
Bradfobd, Pa., Sept. 27. At Mount Al
ton, sixteen miles from this place, John
Quinn shot and killed his wife at 11 o'clock
yesterday with a Winchester r;flj. Tbe
cause of tbe crime is said to have been un
just jealousy. Quinn claims that bis wife
bad been intimate nith a man named Bren
nan. After shooting bis wife Quinn started
after Bren nan with his Winchester on bis
shoulder, but was disarmed by Constable
Washburn, aud taken to Smithport and
lodged in J in.
Horrible Outrages In Crete.
. London, Sept 27. Most appalling ac
counts of outrages upon Christians iu Crete
have reached here from Athens. It is re
ported that the victims have been ruthlessly
flogged and tortured, tbat women and their
families bave loen submitted to the vilest in
dignities, and that the prisons are full of
persons arrested on baseless charges, Ths
Christians are fleeing to the mountains for
safety. A Ureek gunboat has been dis
patched to Crete to aid in restoring order.
Making War ou the Trusts.
Jefferson Citt, Mo., Sept 2ft. The anti
trust law passed by tbe last legislature
authorises tbe secretary of stato to bring
suit and revoke tbe charter of any corpora
tion engaged in a trust. Yesterday that
official sent a blank form of oath and a cir
cular letter of .interrogatories to every cor
poration in Missouri. - A failure to subscribe
to tbe oath and a refusal to declare that the
company addressed is not connected witb
any trust is held sufficient cause for a revo
cation of charter.
Sullivan Gets Over His Drunk.
N'XWBURG, N. Y., Sept 27. At toe an.
nual parade of tbe Matteawan and Fisbkill
fire departments yesterday John L. Sullivan
and bis combination gave an exhibition in a
ring on tbe parade giounds. Sullivan was
just recovering from bis debauch, and the
affair waa very tame. Sullivau came from
Beaton yesterday morning in charge of his
brother, who watched him closely all day,
He left last night for New York.
Dock Laborers at Rotterdam 8trlka.
Kottirdm, Sept 27. A strike of dock
laborers U in progress here, A iarea nnm.
ber of men are out ' and tha strike threaten
to assume great ptfiortjouaw
l5gFWe are now well into Autumn with its changeable weather aud will soon see the Mer
enry go downwards in the Thermometer, consequently all ought to prepare for it. In
There is no better place to
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One more body was recovered out of the
Quebec landslide Thursday, making forty-
Professor B. K. Nichols, of ths pullla
schools of Aun Arbor, Mich., was killed by
a runaway horse Thursday.
William Walter Phelps, United States
minister to Germany, presented his cre
dentials lo Ztnperor William Thursday.
(loorge Ri lsray, of tbe District of Colum
bia, was appointed chief clerk of the eeneral
land office iu Washington City Thursday.
Five persons were killed and twenty
woun !e 1 Wednesday by the oollapse of a
building in course of erection at Milan, Italy.
Boulanger'a election in a Paris district
will do bim no good. The votes oast for
bun have been declared void by tbe govern
It is estimated that 55,000 persons attend
ed the Illinois state fair as Peoria Thursday.
Ibe receipts rr the day pat thj tioaiioes of
tli, fair in tirst-class condition.
Three men were killed and several others
inj.ire-i ly an explosiou at Lifln Rand's
jo,ier null at Cressona, three miles from
Pottsville, P,v, Thursday moinin-.
A man upon whoso oodv wsa found a
ban ikvrcbif marked "J. W. Ks" commit
ted suicidnnith a pistol under the Long
bridal at Wash.ngton C.ty Thursday.
I n Cossack, o.ie of the most noted stork
horses in the t died Thursday at the
state fair grounds at Peoria H was owned
by Mr. Arthur Catou, of Chicago, aud was
value I a (.0.iu.
F re Tuuri lay, winch at on timj threat
ened the whole. Ohio Falls Car works, at
Jelfei-souviliu, lit, was conil led to the saw
mill an I some piles of lumber, causing a logs
of $j,0Jl, fullv insured.
Gen. Sherman was re-elected pres dnt of
the Soi iety ot tht Army of ibe Tennessee at
Cincinnati Thursday. The reunion came to
a close Thursday night with a banquet at
wbicb 3JU guests sat down.
It is asserted at St. L uis tint evidence is
In possession of the Missouri Pae.flc railway
people tbat a plot was batched by tbe
Knights of Labor during the great strike of
1NS6 to blow up tbe Eads bridge.
It is stated that Mary Donnrlly, the nurse
made famous by bein? slnbhl by Mrs.
Hamilton Rilwrt Ray Hamilton's wife
has "signed-' to appear in a New York dime
museum, at a salary of ('it per week.
Rob'ers ednosday bouiid and gagged
Mrs. M. U O illon, Mat ion agnntoi the Pitts
burg and Lske Erie railway at Brighton,
Pa., and then nfl d tho safe. Sirs. O niton
was almost dead when discovered by em
ployes of tbe road
Near Columbia, S. C, Wednesday night
Allen Pettus railed Alfred Barnt-tt into the
woods to t lk oisr a disputed claim to the
favor of Miss Carrie Black, and shot bim
through the heart When Miss Black heard
of the murder the poiond herself.
Chicago. Sept. as.
Viotntions on the hoard of trade to-day
were as ft lows: Wheat No. S September,
opened Mc. Hosel blc; lictober, opened
ISIC el.ril Hmfrnhflr, ojnt fHHse.
oioed ai'c. clnsel slfsje; October, opened
3I?W clmed 3 tc; May, opened &c,
closed 3-ft-,e. Oats No. S September,
oened ltfc, closed HAjjc; October, opened
li-ie, closed ll'Hic: May. opened an I closed
2.:. Pork October, opened $I1.IW, closed
fll.u: Novemir. opened $si.t'it. closed $.;
January, opened and clused f .7l-s. Lard
October, opened fl Us closed fV.10.
Live stock The In ion Stock Yards reports
the following raniceof prices: Hoirs Market
opened fairly active, with best grades 5c
higher: common lots easy; liicht tirades. 4.1$
f4 fh.ruili packing;. j3.75jri.Sj; mixed lots,
(XVa&i.lo: heavy pariiinir and shipping lute,
fciXrt.l.iiV Cattle Market slow: s-ood to I
choice firm, . poor to fair dull 3 0 1
ttawi; cows, $l.:.vlA; stackers ami feeders,
t2.ifti.l; Texan fleers, y.'.lut;M0. Mieep
.Market steady; native muttons, $3.5tlic
4.0H-. Texas aud wwte.ru sheep, S&TOovl.lO;
lambs. 4. jtttf.7 '.
Produce: Butti-r - Fancy Elgin creamerv. ii
Slc per lb: fine dairy, l$iV9c: parkins slock.
.Hi4"c. Eggs Strictly fresh, 10uU'-tc per
doz. Poultry Live hens. k4ift'l par lb: roos
ters, 5c; turkeys, tt&Ulc; ducks So. Potatoes
sitl.OU sucper bbL Apples Jl.Uuai.W p er bbl
New York. Sept. 3d.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. rHHsJisVii-;
do September, SJ'ir; do October, ix do No
vember, 07H" do cember. 8Hc. Corn No. 1
mixed rash. 414c; do October. 4lc; do Novem
ber, 4IVc; do December. 4U,c. Outs-Dull;
No, 3 mixed canh. SilftC&HHic: do September,
SBic; do Oc too ber, c; do November, 'Jiftc.
Kye-Dull. Barley NomiaaL Pork-Dull;
mesa, $12 2fa 1.75. Lard-Dull: October.
.5i: November. 6.M.
Live Mock: Cattle-No trading In beeves;
dressed beef, dull; native sides, l2,T-ia V ;
Texas and Colorado do. Si&.Hlc. Cheep and
Lambs How market at eaaier prices: poor 0
best sheep. l;ifcY50 V UxJ as; Sour te akalaa
lsmbs, $5.oiift7jv. Hoks-A trine firmer, Kfl
tl00 Kswara 1100.
Tbe readers of the Daily Aruub will
be pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease tbat science has
been able cure in all its stages, and that
Is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the
only positive cure now known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh beine
constitutional disease, requires a consti
tutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is taken internally, acting directly upon
the blood and mucus surfaces of the sys
tem, thereby destroying the foundation
of the disease, and giving the patient
strength, by building up the constitution
ana assisting nature in doing its work
The proprietors bave so much faith in its
curative powers, tbat tbey offer one hun
dred dollars for any case that it fails to
care. Bend for list of testimonials. Ad.
dres, P. J. Chenet & Co, Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists. 75c
A little thing that fuels big in a tight
After many Years of Experiment and research, a POSITIVE CURE for rrTrrt
-r" inUyjV'ni ' ADDRESS WITH POSTACE,
piace is a corn. .
IN MAN? ARTICLES OP
CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS.
FURNITURE AMD CARPETS,
trade than at
. STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This is beautiful io ,
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a good seller. Be '
sure and examine this stove aud learn its good points for after seeing it jou will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAK3. This has been
so popular that it is being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don't be deceived by tbe Round Oak made by P. D. Becksvith. I am the so:e
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods. Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
1605 Second Avenue.
50 dozen Ladies' and Misses tine Cassimere Gloves
A.t SO Cents.
These gloves would be a bargain at 40 cents.
dyLadies' and Gent's Street and Driving Gloves in the latest fall styles and
Sijn of the Red Glove, west of Market Square.
Proprietor of the Old and welNknown
Cor. Third avenue and Eighth street,
Has opened with an entire stock of
Groceries, Dry Goods, Flour, Feed, FAc.
sNTFresh Farm Produce always on hand
Mr. Ftnsrt desires a renewal or his old trade and will try and give
No. 119 Seventeenth Street, Rock Island.
tSTCleaning and repairing done neatly and cheaply.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Catalogues Address
J. C. DUNCAN,
Tiles and Grates.
Call, Compare Stock and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street..
Opp. Masonic Temple,
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