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imE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1S89.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
WtDSSDAT. OCTORKm 2. 1P89.
It is doubtful now if President Uarri
on feels under the necessity ( giving
Tanner "something equally m pood."
When reallv satisfied tht be it in the
soup, the corr oral's voice wi 1 assume lu
normal function, and there'll be abund
nee of music for the administration to
Is a conversation at Columbus, Wis.,
on Saturday last. Judge Oresham tsJd
tht he "believed that Mr. Clereland
would be nominated in 1892 for the or
flee of president, and that he could not
be defeated at the polls, and spoke in
high terms of his late administration, and
said, 'the people look upon Clereland as
one of the strongest and most courageous
Col. Ci.arkon's .Vf-ife Reuitter claims
for Iowa a proud preeminence in "corn
hogs and general intelligence" of her
people. It is a queer grouping, but if
tbe elements of prosperity go together in
that way we might as well learn the les
son from Iowa as anywhere else. Mr.
Porter should look after this in the cen
sus. Ten to one some prohibitionist has
been guying tbe Rtgitrr.
Keek Ilaa4 Mea IsaBroveaaeata.
The Rock Island house continues daily
to evince the painstaking disposition of
the Messrs. Negus to make the hotel in
every way an ornament to the city. The
dining hall, which was lately repapered,
has been provided with handsome Brut'
les carpet strips through the center, a new
sideboard and clock. The barber shop has
been made one of the most inviting in
the cilv, the bar provided with one of tbe
most improved automatic cash cabinets,
while the proprietors are now talking of
steam beat and an elevator, and then tbe
hotel wiil be first-closs, indeed.
A Plraaaai llaaae MrDOIu.
Tbe home of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Sin
nett on East Moline avenue, was last
evening the scene of a very pleasant home
wedding, witnessing as it did, in the
presence of immediate relatives, the mar
nage of Miss Julia Sinnett to Mr. Eonis
Spaulding. Rev. II. C. Leland of tbe
First Baptist church, officiated. After
partaking of a One wedding supper, Mr,
and Mrs. Spaulding started on a short
tour east. Tbe groom is employed in
the general freight office of the R. I. &
F. road and is highly respected in tbe
city whk-h has been his home from boy
hood. Tbe bride has been an ornament
to one of tbe oldest families in Rock Isl
and. as sbe will prove to ner new
home in Rock Iland.
1 he rit rsmtal.
The new postal cards were sent out
yesterday and some of tbem will ) on
sale at the pnslofflce here in a short time.
The new cards will be much superior in
quality to those now in use, and tbe pub
lie will also be afforded better facilities
for correspondence for advertising by tbe
addition of two new sizes of cards.
Size No. 1 is to measure 2 15-16 by
5-9 inches, and weigh five pounds and
one-half ounce a thousand The cost of
this card to the government will be 3
cents a thousand.
Size No. 2 is to be of tbe same dimen
sions (3 by 5 1-2 inches) as tbe present
card, and weigh five poumla five ounces a
thousand. Tbe weight of the presen
card is five pounds four ounces a thous
and. Tbe cost on tbe new contract is 35
cents a thousand, and in the old contract
was 4? 7l-l(i0 cents.
Size No. 3 is to measure 3 J by f,J
iricbes, and weigh nine poands one ounce
a thousand. Tbe contract trite is .V)
cents a thousand.
The estimated n unifier of cards to be
required during the four years of the con
tact term is 2.UNMN).(Mi. at a cost of
about f(0.0(s(. Tbe reduction in cost
for four years will amount to fullv fl5V
000 as compared to tbe'prices in the old
contract. Tbe postage on the estimated
quantity of cards to be called for during
tbe four rears will amount to $20, (Ml,.
tW. Tbe contract win rejeire truit
7.0UJ tons of paper, or an average of six
tons for each working day. Tbe one of
postal cards was first introduced into this
country in 173, and the icsue for tbe
first year was about !(,( H) (0 cards.
Tbe contract pnee was then f 1 39J
thousand cards, or about tbreeand-a
half times tbe price paid for the new
AX CXPOPl LAU I'OSTJIASTEIl.
Tkaf I W bat Frratiaa K. Hawker f
Rapla'a lty. Mreaaa ta he Aaetker
The Afters of last evening spoke of
the arrest of John R. Bell, of Rapids
City, for assaulting Postmaster Trentis K.
Bowker, of that pi are. Tbe hearing
takes place before Magistrate Wivill to
morrow. Mr. Bell was in tbe city today.
and when seen by an Aitors reporter
stated that he would plead guilty to tbe
charge. lie acknowledged that he was
an opponent to Mr. Bowker for the ap
pointment as postmaster at Rapids City,
but that was not the cause of tbe trouble.
"Bowker is not tbe man for tbe place,"
he said. "lie is unpopular, and his ap
pointment was only another of Mr. Oest's
pet appointment! and blunders. An 11
lustration of what tbe people of Rapids
City think of him, may be shown in the
fact that not half of tbe people have suf
ficient confidence in him to receive their
mall at the City, prefer! ng to have it di
rected to them at Port Byron, while
nearly everybody mail their letters on tbe
train. And this, I may say, is what led
to the trouble between Bowker and my
self. Monday night I went to the train
to mail some letters and other matter,
and Bowker was there with his sacks. I
banded my mail to the railway agent,who
refused to mail it on the car, and handed
it to Bowker, and he started back to the
poalcffice with It, instead of putting It in
the bag there. 1 demanded it of him; be
refused to surrender it, and I struck him.
It was my mail; I bad a right to it, at be
U not properly qualified to act at postmaster."
VOTING OUT WEST.
The New States Give a Day to
THEIR FIB ST 0FriCER3 ELECTED.
ftrtarn Ra'har Slow Camtta In, bat
Karnifh Ker.-W.Nl ta laillrala Who Win.
Montana Klerta tna tnrmafratie A
ftlranla, Walla tha tma lakala and
Waahlngtca Cheoae RepaMlraaa To
Aaotraliaa Sfataaa a Boceea Sooth Da
kota "Drr" w York Democrat
Nominal Their Kiaaitard-Hoarara.
Hklkia, M. T., CX-t a Tbe i-Uoa rtm-
trrlar p I of qnially, only M arrt be
ing nale for int"rierenx at the poll. Both
parttt-t unit tn deolartnx in Australian
vob-m a success Tm law limit tba voter
to flv - minutes in the voting booth, bat tbe
fowtnr-' wa. not hrT.-d, lully fifteen niin
ut' Iin r iju:ivd i i axne ca. In aoms
--c n-i th avM-a time of voting was
nbt minuW Tci gvtwal arrai( in this
city h-in ftvr minntm.
Haw tba Klrrlloi Want.
Tb D moorata claim tbe elwtion of tbeir
taU an.i r ncr-wi.wal ticket, but leave the
l!tiitv in .lonltt. R -publicans make no
ARtm-a on the legislature, bu: claim the
eU"ctin of CarW to tvmgivm by a small ma
jori:y, anl geri-raily onosl-j ttia e'.a-tion of
Tooi-, lXtT!0Tatie faixhlat for governor.
S .tli tne Iialance of tbe stato ticket in doubt.
E4.vvvrn.T Ul-s1h IV-mncral, say: We
tare got thorn without a douK A dis
patch from th- wt i.la irxiit-ats large
lVnitT.ttie mtjorith". nn l that the entire
ticket is -ot,. L
Kih. ot The H tH, R.-puWion, saya
ToJe is irnMbi; ,-la-t.(. but believe that
Crcr will g-t in by a sinaU mj.irity, an4
eons.-rvativ U puliicans fvl that way
from th in hcilhw na tha prlls cioiel
IN THE TWO DAKOTAS.
Both of Hrm Itecin Mate Life la the Ke
Bismarck, ' N. !., O.-t. 2. Tbe official
count f.r ihci y shorn an average maj.nty
f the Republican ticiet of Ptt Privnt
t-'l'-gram from twenty-five legislative dis
tricts liow th- efc-tion of 'T nie.nhers
of the legislature faroratle to Gilbert A.
Tierce f.r Uie l'uite.1 States senate, F-ur
m.re arekiinn to be f f Tierce in safe
Republican CMintie. giving bim 71 vou-s
auiv. F.even county precincta an.1 ibe city
of BiMtian-k give a mj"rity of 4tV against
prol.ibitirvL Tbe constitution cu-riet al
Hilu.b..r., N. p., ( . 2, Trail county
will go Republican strong, tut prohibition
is very 1oubtf uL Full returns could not be
bad but mht Indications are a li.-Qt vote
has teen pullcL
Pvil's Lake. X. P., Oct i-Rjmwy
CHinty goes probibitiou. The stata ticket is
Gbaftoji, X. P, Oct 2. Walsh county
will give .VM manty against theeoa'sUtu
tion. Prohibition w ins by a small majority.
Snath lkota rignrea.
YaiTii. S. p., tKt i Tbe election yea
tenlay re-uited in a Kepublican viitory
ttiroiihout the state of S.'Uth Dakota n
the congn-Kional, s ate, jit licial. and legis
lative tickets. Tbe constitution i almt
unamnvM.-nly a-lo4e. Minority repreaenta
tiiin is itcfeate.1. Tbe prohibition clause in
the cormtnutioti is probably adopted, Imt
the margin is small Tbe capit.il I.K-attoti
lies la-taeen Sioux Falls ami Tierre. In
Yank on county tbe anti-Trotiibilh-n ma
jority is ?!. Tierre has a maj Tity ( f tue
caf'ital. Ho-i Homme and IliiU-liins-ti coun
ties also give majorities for IVrre arvl large
maj irities agaimt J'rohibition.
Mofx Fai.1. S. P, tXt 2. Reports
si os tbe heaviest vote ever polled in this
territory. The city givea a small majority
f. the Republican ticket R turns from
tbe state are aiow and meager, Imt the Re
publicans have earned tbe day. The definite
result on the state capital and Trohihitioo
will not be known for several days. Trohi
bition bua certainly Iwn car rwsi, although
tli- majority is small.
AftFROVt. S. P. Oi-t 2 Returns are
ciNiuii in aJuWiy. Trobibition sweeps every
thing. C'H AXBF.RLAIN. S. P., IVt 2 Brule coun
ty giv-s a ma ja-ity for the ciaistitut v n and
irobbitu-n. The P m-rat:c state ticket is
t'rns the t streme Occldeat.
Pt. TaI I, Mum., Oi-t 2 At midnight
the returns to The Globe iPernocra ) in ti
nted th.it Wa-hingt-Mi has electe.1 a Repub
lican governor and congressmen by ,iiu
an I fie lej s.Mtura by lifteen majority.
C'niCAOti. Oct. 2. A lteral I iiisU'h from
Seat '. !- sjy that Hm iU-ullicaii majority
in Washington will l- less than anticipated.
The P tnoi-rais, while admitting the defeat
of tv-mple for governor and (Jrifiiths for
eongrrsa. claim three of the supreme jus
ticis and a maj'irity of five in the legisla
ture. Tlie Trohibilion and woman suffrage
planks of the constitution were snowed un-d-r.
On'y ninety n.iinen voteii in Walla
Walla, and the votes re dep anted in sep
I'orti.aM, re.. O-t 2. A heavy storm
is rivalling in Washington territory, and
a ires are doa n. IVttirtis wiil 1 very lata.
The Stale onventlna fats In Its t hose a
l'',rs for Mtato OfTtres.
SVRACCSK, . Y.. 0s. n. Tk. i,
erotic state convention met here yesterday
with a crowiled tonventioo hall and much
enthusiasm. Lieutenant Governor Jones
called the convention to order and upon per
.nUreMit organ nation was nile permanent
chairman. Mr. Jmn mula a vigorous
speech, in w hich be declared that the history
of tbe govern m nt does not tell of a single
ailn:imti a-iim that commanded the respect
and coi h ! nis of tbe people to the
extent that Grnsvr Cieveian I's a Imin
attratioa di L If the campaign had been
fought on his administration the P-mocracy
would have won tha fibt But the party
was progressive, and so it advocated tariff
reform, thereby uniting every interest an
tagonistic to the people and giving their
power to the Republicans, The latter party
lie charge'! wi!h wholesale purchase of
votes and all unclean oess in political meth
ods; with making extravagant promises,
and then violating tie-in. He defended tbe
pension policy of the last administration,
and said th it t'oniunasionar Tanner was the
victim of an honest attempt to redeem tbe
Republican pledges to the sol tiers. He closed
with a warm eul'igy of Governor Hdl, de
claring that New York at lest was trus to
tbe Pemocrncy lo tier state elections, because
"always in their view, wherever tbe conflict
raged the fiercest, there rose a gallant knight,
who bore his banner far above the beads of
the surging masses of combatants, on the one
side of which were embi'tt aied tha arms of
the state of ". Y'-rk. with the motto of
'Excelsior;' on tba reverse tba name of our
honored leniler, and beneath war the legeod,
I am a PrniorreL'"
Thai seotuneut was received with wild an
The riattorna and TieLoC
Tbe platiorin adopted is on the exact line
of the lieutenant governor's speech. Tba
li'iuor plank mi the t,s lai declaration in favor
of a just and equitable rxise law and op
position to sumptuary laws, tie Repub
licans are charged with d honesty on tbia
qa.-r.ion. Tbe platform also l'vrs electoral
reform by securing tbe secrecy of tbe ballot,
and demands the rigi I enf orcem-nt of tba
laws enacted for Uie b-neflt of tbe working
men of tbe stata. Hill's administration la
indorsed, and so are Tarnell and Gladstone.
Hon. Frank Rice, of O itario, was unani
mously n'lminated f r secretary of state.
Edward Wemple, tha present comptroller,
was re-nominated. Hi. Elliot Pm forth, of
Chenango, was nominated for state treas
urer by acclamation. Attorney General
Charles F. Tabor was re-nominated for that
office, was Jotio Ilnrt, of New York,
the present state engineer and survey or.
PeiiM O'Brien was nominated for Judgs of
tbe court of appeals by acclamation. Tba
convention then adjourned sine die after
authoriz ng the state committee, in ita dis
cretion, to di)iense ith tbs stata eonveo-
tion next year in vie a- of tbe ract tnat thers
will be but one vacai cy on, tbe stata ticket
VrKKMl5STEB, Mil., Ojt 2. Georg L.
Wellington, of Allef any county, was nomi
nated for comptrotk r by the state Repub
lican convention yesterday. Tbe platform
calls for the Australian system of voting,
tbe main tena ire of the Chesapeake and
Ohio canal and the protection of the oystr
beds against pirates.
THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR
Meeting of the Kteratlve Board at 8b
Loais IN wderty Talks.
St. Loria, O -t 4 Tbe general executive
board of tbe Knighti of Labor began a session
at tba Laclede hot -1 in this city yesterday.
Ever since the soutl west strike in 13o there
has been more or le trouble in this section,
and it is believed t tat tbe present meeting
will result in a settlement of many things in
that connection tha; have long been bones of
contention within the order. Replying to
criticisms upon bis action during that strike,
Mr. Powderly yesurday said: "My record it
tbe matter of the at uth western strike is open
to inspection, anil understood an 1 indorsed
by the order. The strike was ord -red with
out due authority. The constitution of tb
order waa violate.!. I have iu my possession
numerous letters fi-oni local assemblies, beg'
ging tbe executive board for God's sake tc
step in and end tbe struggle.
Cannot I sown Towderlr.
Mr. Powderly at peered at a mass-meeting
of tbe knights last evening. In a speech he
boldly denounced bis enemies in the order,
and read a number of letters as proof that
his opposition to Fi.rlong as chief of the gov
ernment secret sen ice was well founded. At
the close of his ereech he was indorsed by
the meeting in all be bad done in opposition
to Furlon -, and the promised discomfiture
of Powderlv when be reached St Louis bat
already fallen tbrcngh.
One of Healt's Speeches Condemned.
PrBl.l. Oct 2. Canon Griffin, of Cork,
has writt-n a letter severely condemning
tbe statements made by Mr. Timothy
liealv at a recent meeting of the Dublin
branch of tbe National league, that renun
Ciation by Balfour of tbe Roman Catholic
university scbemi was a bitter blow u
those seeking to oonsolidate the power ot
England at tbe Vatican against the Inst
Nationalists, and that tbe leading obj -ct cl
tbe misaion of Consignor Tersico to Ire
land was to mui'.le tbe Irish ec-lesiastica,
Canon Griffin ssvs that Healy's remark:
were grossly instilting. and that sbouki sucl
language reach the Vatican it must teach
the pope what to expect if men like Healy
ever get into rower in Irelan 1. Canor
Griffin declares t )At it looks verv much likt
a schism in the church when Roman Catb
olics applaud a ich utterances as those ot
Indignant K adeals at ltartmoath.
Haxovkr, X. It, Oct 2. About two
weeks ago a stui ent in tbe junior class at
Iiartmontb, cba -gi with breaking down
tbe door of a fre-bman's room, was expelled
bv the facultv. His cla,ssmates united in
efforts to reinst te bim, and submitte.1 evi
dence which tbej say was tu Stent to a-ove
his innocence, tul tbe faculty thought differ
ently, and declined to allow bim to return to
tbe college. Yetterday over thirty members
of the class, wks h numbers fifty-three, ap
plied to Tresi.1. ot Bartlett for bonorabk
dismissal pers. expressing a determinatioa
The Rock Island Is ravins; Claims.
Cmcaoo, tV-t. 2 The first claim against
tbe Chicago, Rok Island Tan fie Railway
company for damages growing out of tbe
Washington Heights accident was ma.l in
the probate cool t yesterday by the father of
William A. Mulcabey, who was killed in tb
crash. Tbe claim waa for l-")."", and a
soon as it was mentioned the railway com
pany's attorney stepped forward ant paid
the claim in fi.U. The railway company
w ill pursue tbe same policy in the other
cases, as there no defense to makis.
Chamberlain ;eoata the Bonne Kalers.
Lomxim, O.-t i Chamberlain in a speech
at Xew CaUe yesterday taunted the Home
Rulers with avoiding a meeting with dissi
dents to argue t teir claims. If they want!
to win, be anser ed that they must not con
tent themselves with proclaiming the d ss
dents traitors at d renega lea, but must show
that tbe men wt o committed no fault except
their inability vithin twenty-four hours to
persuade tbems4ves to one man's bidding
ana repouiaie t-ieir previous principles are
Irish Far at laborsr. Indignant
inrBLix, Ut 2 The farm Uborers of
County Clare a-e indignant at tbe farmers,
who, tbey claim, are using the Xatioaal
league f.w their on n profit, while tbey op
pose in every s ay too interests of tba la
borer a. A meeting has been held by tbe
laborers at wfait b it was resolved to form
laborer's league and to demand the pow
tj elect repreai otatives to the local boards.
Caa Head On Unto Cattins;.
Chicago, O. t 2 Tbe inter-state com
meroe commission cloawl its session in Chi
cago yesterias afternoon. Jul Cooley
deliveied btsopnionon the right of the In
ter-State Commerce association to aaticipata
rate cutting and make charges. as it had done
against the Art ax Hia opinion was la fa
vor of tbe aaaKuation. A further bearing
of tbe case will take place at W ashington.
The Solvation Aianr Chief.
Nw Yokx, Oct a Marshal Ballington
Booth, commai.der-in-chief of tbe Salvation
an;, sne set iiorea a rows.
ing ball last eight, in honor of bis return
from England, by bis American followers.
Membra of tbs army wero present from all
parte of tba V iiva a tat as and Caaada, and
tbe reception v-as an enthusiastic one.
Slaahel by a -nes;amblan.
Chicaoo, O-t 2 El ward Marshall, a
borr. wis guidine the fooUteoa of his
toxicated frier d, Charles Elton, down Psar
born street Te.terdav morninp. when tkm
negro women attacked bim, demanding that
ne let tnem n-ive tlton, as be had money
When larshall attemntMl to tsoa nn, nf tk.
women slasbeil bim in the back with a razor.
mmcting a severe but not fatal wound.
S'.arshall call i for t'ie police and tbe women
scattered and ran off, all escaping before
ioe cnicers ar ivea
'en. Rot lancer to Leave London.
Losoos, Oct 2 It is reported that Gen.
noui anger will leave London and take
bis residence in the Isle of Jersey. It
said that this change is due to bia desire
reduce bis Krenaa as the vst....
have been fimishing him with financial
support have refused to continue tosupiJr
him with fur da. Ha bas had a quarrel
with Henri I ocbefort, and the latter will
go to Eypt a id pass the winter there unless
be is granted amnesty by tba French gov
ernment Anaericta Enterprise la Has la.
Los; dom, Oct 2. Forged Russian bank
bills tc the an ountof hundreds of thousands
of roubles are in circulation in Russia. Tbey
are so exactly similar to tbe gsnuine bills
that tbe bank officials are compelled to scru
tinise tbem vi ry closely to detect tba fraud,
and in many iwses tbey have been deceived
into accepting tbem. It is supposed that
tbey were ma ia in America.
&eoree oa tha Dtaasoad Field.
Cbicaoo. Ct-t 2. The baas ball pUying
by League elt.bs yesterday gava tbe foliow
ing scores: At Cleveland Cleveland 5. Bos
ton 8; at Chicago Chicago 8, Washington 7 '
at TitUburg- Pittahwrg 7, Xew York 8; at
IndianapilisIudianapolia 4, Philadelphia
7. American aasucmtiun: At Pbibvlelphia
Baltiui'H-e 4, Athletic i; at Ht Louis tit
Louis 7, Loub-ville 4.
Killed by a 1st-Year-Old Boy.
PmsBcno. Ta., Oct SL John Jones, aged
18, waa arras d yesterday afterneoa for loe
murder of Ai tbony Now, an ironworker, o(
Bomestead, Pa. Last Thursday Xow sras
teasing Jones when the latter struck bjm oa
too bead with a monkey wren on, faflictiag a
wound wbioh raswlted ia hia death yesterday
meroiag. - ;
SAILED FOE 1IAYTL
A "Nigger" in the U. S. Naval
HE SORBLY VEXES TEE OFFICERS.
Croat Diracolty la finding Traaoperta-
tlosi for a Catted States Minister Be
eaase Be Ia Xot W hite Monthly State
meat of the National Finances Dobs
Red need lS.oSS.OOO Miller Ket Of
fered the Bapreaae Coart Position Tha
Washisgtoh Citt, Oct Jl Tbe change
In tbe commanders of tbe Kearsarge on tbe
rve of her departore for Hay ti with Minister
Douglass on board, coming so quickly on top
at tbe other incidents in connection with tbe
Douglass affair, caused some gossip at the
navy department yesterday morning. The
Brst of these incidents was the fact that Mr.
Douglasa, although a ottiaen of tbe United
States, native born, and an officer of tbe
jo rem men t, could not have traveled upon
any of the American steamers Bailing to
Hayti on the same footing , as any
other citizen. For this reason it
is determined to send bim by
man-of-war. But shortly after tbe Os-
ripee was selected ber commander was re
lieved. Then ber boiler was found to be in
need of repair; and so the Keanmrge was
ordered to carry tbe minister and his wife
to Hayti. Denials were duly made that Mr.
Douglass had anything to do with theditn-
mlties, and 8 cretary Tracy has made a de
nial of the repisrt that Commands Sbepard
was relieve. I from the Kearsarge hei-ause he
refused to sail in the vessel if Mr. Douglass
went on her. This would render him liable
to be court-martiaksi Further than this
the secretary would say nothing.
WhyShenard W as Relieved.
The K sarsarge, with Comtnan ler Whiting
in charje. sailed vet-rdy morning. The
imnvdiate cause of tlie detachment of Com
man ler Sbenard was a complaint be made
by letter to the navy defssrtment on being
deprived of the use of h.S cabin without suf
ficient time to have accomni lations pre
pared for himself in tbe ward-room with
tbe other officers, and asking for informs
tionastohow ha could dispose of himself
ami his bazgafs. Secretary Tracy con
struct tbe letter to mean that tbe com
mander was anxious to get rid of his duty.
and accordingly relieved bim peremptorily.
Persons who know Commander Sh-prd are
of the opinion that h meant no disrespect to
S-cretary Tracy or Mr. Douglass in writing
the letter, but that he was unfortunate in
informing the department of a matter that
could have been settled at Mew York.
THE NATIONAL BALANCE SHEET.
Debt Redaction, (ash ia Treasury,
relets and Kspeasea.
Washusgtos Citt, O -t 2. The public
debt statement issued from the treasury de
partment yesterday shows a decrease in the
public debt amounting to $13,ttSo4 during
tbe month rf September. Tbe total debt less
cash in the treasury is f l,07O,0.V,530, and of
tbia amount ttt!,4t,5f3 ia bonded indebt
edness. Tbe net cash or surplus in the treas
ury is 4o,M4,4JH, or about 3,0iY,iX) more
than a month ago. Ttatioo bank deposito
ries hold T,"i,2,,J of government funis, or
$500,000 leas than on Sept 1. The gold fund
belaaca during tbe past month bas increased
nearly fy.Oui.UW and amounts to ll.lV,
4'ii, and tbe silver fand balance, exclusive of
f t'siM),oi) trade dollar bullion, has decreased
nearlv t"v,isX),sa), and now amouata to til,
Government receipts during September
aggregated t31,41,2! or abont ttiHi.Ots)
leas than in Sptemher, lSvi Customs re
ceipts during the past month were f 17.
tf7,and internal revenue receipts ll,44S.3S.
Receipts from ail sonnvsi for tbe first quar
ter of tbecurtent nWal year aggregate, in
round nu nbsrs, f .,.. i,tW, or about i0
St less than during July, August an I Sep
F-xpenditurea during tbe first three months
of tbe current fiscal year agcrejated f.'l,
H'.t.O.'.t, against T7,,sri7,.iS3 during July, Au
gust and September, Tbe increased
expenditures in I"4! over tbe expenditures
o' tbe first quarter in Ict is accounte-1 for
in toe following items: Rivers arvi har
bora, f :!.-Jii,0i; in military estatdishment,
$ l,A,ftO; construction atvl miscellaneous.
lissl.imi, for Indiana. -?i.HiO; deficiency in
prctal revenues, fl,M,0ti; for pensions.
tl0.5rS.00O; b4al, tlS.o'AOOO; deduct tl.fH"V
o interest and premium pail, leas in ISSti
than in 1, and it leaves a net increase
amounting to tl6,.oin).
This increase is subject to further reduc
tion when tbe full repayments for tbe quar
ter ending Sept is), 1". shall have been re-
oeived; yet tbe payments from tbe treasury
are larger at this time tban in tbe s-una per
iod for I, lscause of the smaller drafts
upon tbe treasury for funds last year while
awaiting tbe passage of tbe large appropria
THE SUPREME COURT VACANCY.
An Emphatic Denial That Attorney Gen
eral Miller Geta the I'laro.
ashisgtos t itt, IK-t 3 The state
ment has been put in circulation again re
cently that Attorney General Miller bas
been assured the vacant position on tbe su
preme bench, and in support of this it is said
that be has recently arranged the sale of his
house in Indianapolis and that hia law part
ner. Mr. Klam. has se.i tat no will go
nowever true tne above statements may
ne, it can be stated on undoubted authority
that Attorney General Miller bas not been
otTered a powti. m on tbe supreme bench
that it is not at all likely be will be offered
such a position, and that the president bas
given little serious consideration to tbe mat
ter, and will not determine it for at least two
months. It is not customary for judges of
the supreme court to take tbeir seats until
their nominations have been caofirmed by
tbe senate. Tbe president, therefore, will
not make tbe appointment until congress it
Going to Show Off Oar Navy.
W asbugto Citt, Oct 2L Secretary
Tracy yesterday issued orders assigning
Commodore Walker, chief of tbe bureau of
navigation, to command the "qaadron of
evolution,- consisting of tbe Chicago, Boston,
At lanta, and Yorkto wn Commodore Walker,
wuv BUw m isew ion, wui at once begin
preparauana lor taking the squadron to
European waters. Tbe Chicago will be tbe
nagsnip or tbe squadron.
Xlalae Instraete the Delegatee,
WaaaTINOTOW ClTT. Oct 4 Vine rj -he
ten delegates on the part of the United
States to tbe Three Americas' oeagreaa as
sembled at tbe state department yesterday
morning and received tbeir instructions
frera Secretary Blaine in the diplomatic
room. The absentee was T. Jefferson Coot
lige, of Boston. The other delegates art
John a Henderson, of Missouri; Cornelius
N. Bliss and Charles R. Flint, of New York;
Clement Stodebaker. of Indiana; William
Henry Trescott, of South Carolina; Andrew
Carnegie, of Pennsylvania; Henry O, Davis,
of West Virginia; Morris ML Estee, of Call
fornia, and John F. Hanson, of Georgia.
What Mr. Blaine bad to say to tbe delegates
waa said in secret. The doors of the diplo
matic roosn were closed nod no outsiders
were permitted to be present.
Stmt mm la rite to Gov. Hilt.
Washihotow Citt, Oct a. By direction
of Secretary Blaine Mr. William K. Carta,
etsretary international American congress,
ysaterday invited Gov. Hill and Mayor
Grant, of New York city, to meet tbe inter
national American congress at West Point
Thursday and to return with the party tc
New York. .
" The President Will Review Then.
Washikotok Citt, Oct 2. President
Harriaja promised a delegation of OJJ Fel
lows yesterday that bo would review the
pruoassioa of colored OJJ Fellows in this
city on tbe IGth.
KAVxVGED BY FIRE.
Grand Haven, Mich., Swept by
the Fire Fiend.
FIVE HTJUDRED HOMELESS PEOPLE,
Fonr Principal Blocks, Including Forty
Balldings, the Finest la the Towa. Left
a Waste or Ashes The Loss la Money
Kearly a Million Dollars Origin and
Piegiaes of the Destroyer and Names of
Losers The Alarwaa at Midnight.
Graxd Have;, Micb., Oct a About
12:30 yesterday morning fire waa discovered
in the rear of Mrs. If. Slay ton's store, on
Washington street Four hours later tbe
blaze had burned itself out, after destroying
from 1730,000 to t,000 worth of property,
represented Monday nigbt by four of tbe
principal business blocks in tbe city. The
disastrous confligratiou started in some un
known manner, and bad it been seen in time
could easily have la-en extinguished. Nearly
every one in town was asleep, however, and
before tbe fire department had readied the
spot tbe fire had obtained a firm bold on tbe
entire store. From there it soon extended to
Henry Baar's drug store and to Irie Mull's
meat market Tbe fl.tmos shot so high as
to reach tbe cornice of tbe Cutler bouse
on tbe east si le of Mull's store. The roof
was a mansard, and soou became ignited at
the lower portion.
The Guests Had to Vacate.
The alarm was immediately given to the
souully sleeping guests and they w ere quick
ly aroused, I ut several of them had narrow
escapes with little of their clothing and bag
gage. Tbe flumes rapidly ( r nd to the two
stores occupied by N. I. lieaudrr, which
formed a portion of th first floor iu the Cut-
k-r block, and contain-d Jtl.UM worth of
ilry goods, insured for f U,Wi. The fire
soon destroyed the -vvis. 'Ibe insurance
office of John I'falT followed, and tbeu the
flames readied the First 'ntioti il luuik, situ
ated in the center of the block, vsiug rap
idly through the bank and spacious hotel of-'
&, dining rooms an 1 parlors of the first
floor, and ascending the elevator and wide
stair nay. Tne long corridors were soou
densely tilled with mi' ke, rendering the re
moval of furniture, lniitvis, etc., impos
sible. The firemen Itelnrorecl.
While the fire was thus extending its rav
ages, the local fire depirtin -nt. ami soon
after fire engines irom 8Sriiig Lk, Muske
gon and lira nd Kspiis, commenced to oiier
ate, but made on y little progreHs in bring
ing the fl imes un ier control The roof of
the Cutler bouse was covered with inflam
mable rovfiug per, and this soou arose in
firing pieces. The wind, which was blowing
a stiff gale from the 1 ike. sirea1 these fi:e
branls over Third and Washington streets
igniting tbe residence of l)ilit Culler on
the soutiieast corner, aud tu First K
formed church on tbe northeast corner.
Both were substantial frame structures anl
burned so rapidly tbat only a very little of
tbe valuable furniture of Mr. Cutler's mi
deuce was saved.
Swept Ituth Sides f the Street.
The tire cmtintiei up both sides of Wash
ington atre-t, taking th resi le ice of Mr,
N. iS aytoo, aud then the I rick Unitarian
cbuicb and tbe Gothic cottage residence of
Thomas A. Parish on tbe uorthea-.t corner of
Fourth and WasbiugtoiL Tbe county jail
and court h. use in the next block were
saved. On tbe north side of Wa-sbmton
street the flames extended still further, tak
ing tbe Nssuliful ai-sonage ocvupied by
R-v. A. Wormser, the residences of John
T. Davis, V. W. Seeley, city attorney ; Mr.
Moody, and Hiram Potts, editor of The
Courier -Journal. Tbe flames also extended
to the block imui.sl ately cpoMte the Cut
ler bouse, destmying tbe residence of Mrs.
Squires and the sbire of W. C. Sheldon, oc
cupied by Mrs. Jones, milliner.
More Residences Destroyed.
Tbe cor flagralion, still extending, de
stroyed the residences of lieorge D. Saiifortl,
postmaster of ti rand Haven; Capt McCul
lum, of tbe lake steanur J. C. Fird, of tbe
Kscannba line; Mr. Kedne, elitor of Tbe
tiran.1 Haven Herald; Mr. Van Ipick,
grocer; Mr. Verbs ker, K.cbard Council,
Jacob Nennre, and Charley Conger, pro
prietor of Tbe lirand Haven Tribune, who
lost two houses. Mrs. Leland also lost two
bouses, anl Jacob Van IK-rver one honse,
occupies! by Mrs. Thorp. Tlie large lively
estaMishment cmnts-tel with tbe Cutler
house was also destryed. but fortunately
the horses were rescued. Mr. Monroe's Ism
and that of Mrs. S;aytoa were entirely cou
sumeL The Work of Four Hours.
In four hours fr.n the time the fire was
first discovered about forty buildings on
four of tbe principal blocks of the city were
burned to the ground, and nothing remained
but a few hare walls and chimneys. The Cut
l r bouse bad long been the pride of western
Michigan. It was erected in 1C-J by D. Cut
ler, at a coed, of fi.0,(svl. It was a handsome
structure of four st.s-ies. The insurance on
tbe bote! and furniture was only faO.UUl
me resmencot jir. (.utier was built in
tT at a cost of alsmt $il.(HH. It was fur
nished in a cosliy manner and contained a
well selected library, a very extensive col
lection of pictures and bric-a-brac, tbe ac
cumulation of years of travel by the va
rious members of the fam.l v. The greater
portion of this valuable collection was de
An Appeal to the rubllc.
Tbe city council held a special meeting
yesterday morning, presided over by Mayor
Kirby. and ail op Us I resolutions setting forth
that Stio iMnfl find lssn burned oat of
house and borne at a cost of nearlv Sl.ono.
UXl It is pointed out that these sutTerers
are among thos, least able to bear the loss.
and tbat immediate aid is therefore need
oa. ine mayor was directs.! to tsj- an ap
peal to tbe pubtic, which he did shortlv
after. The appeal is chiefly for money to
aid in rebuilding burned homes. His honor
will receivd contributions.
The Socialists at Chicago.
ChicaoA, Oct 2. The Socialist Labor
party convention yesterday voted to make
Chicago tbe "seat"' for the executive, and as
a result of this action the (wrninii and
American sections in this city will select a
new executive board for the party at large.
Tbe committee on platform reported, but
tbe convention aljounied without acting
upon tbe report
Kail war Disaster In tiermaav.
Stcttgart. Oct 2. A serious railroad ac
cident occurred near a placsj called Wold
Park yesterday. The train left the track
and was precipitated down a steep embank
ment Three of tbe carriages were wrecked,
and seven passengers killed and forty-three
An Infernal Machine la a Palace.
Gkxoa, Oct 2. An infernal machine was
discovered in the royal palace here yester
day. Tbe disoovery was made just in time
to avert a disaster.
DESTITUTE IN THE WOODS.
Dread fa I Condition of a Family Feaad
by Ohio Hooters.
FpRixcriCLD, O, Oct. 2 Late Monday
night hunters in the vicinity of Pitcben, this
county, came upon a family comprising
husband, wife and seven children, all camped
in tbe woo U The sight was a terrible one.
Tbe nine persona had been traveling, but
several weeks ago their money gave oat,
sickness a tie. -ted tbe father, and too proud
to beg tbey livei in tbe woods. 8inc3 then
tbey have subsisted on sour milk and pota
toea. Tbeir clothes have beooma so ragged
as to barely over their nakednesa, and all
of tbem are more or leas d.ssased. A l'i-year-otd
daughter was found in an abandoned pig
pen. She bad typhoid. fever, and a baby
lay in ber nrms. Yesterday tbe members of
the family were brought here t) tbe county
infirmary and they ate ravenously of tbe
food placed before tbem.
The Cholera at Bagdad.
Wabri kotow Citt. Oct 2. Tbe secretary
of state is informed tbat the cholera in an
epidemic form has appeared at Bagdad and
various places on the Euphrates.
5irYe are now well into Autumn with ita changeable weather aud will soon see the Mer
cury go downwards in the Thermometer, consequently all ought to prepare for it. In
f URNITURE AND CARPETS,
There is no better place to trade than at
-H- IF1- COKDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
TELEPHONE NO. 10M.
After many Years of Experiment
LuPII CPx VrmallyDiscoYereil. A Cure
CrlLCrO If Guaranteed or
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAM 5.
Frank Murk, of Newman, Ills., while bor
ing for ai-r, struck a rein of natural gas
Tb annul! romrauaicat'on of the grand
lole of Illinois Masuis was oiened io Chi
Tbe cran.l Ixie of Illinois Mas ons at Chi
cago Tuesilar eierte.i John M. Pearsun, of
Golfrey, grand uiate.
Tsro men rol U-d the j-welry store ol Will
iam II i lis, at Siou City, la., 1aday of
forty-six iliamon l rn.j.
Tlie Aniencm Institute of Mining Engin
eers niet at Ottawa, Out, Tuestlar and was
el.-omel by rrenn- Slcllonali
E-timat ina l at the Cnite.1 States lega
tion lac the number of Ameru-ans who
hare vi-iti the Paris exnnsitiou at 50,0.i.
Miss Carrie C'aas, of Kansas City, Kan.,
shot the man who bail seducl her in the
arm fuelar, anj au bour later married
Tlie svho. mer Krie Ware carHiaad between
I'ort Kiiwan, O.H., an.l Clear creek Monday
mclit. Four of the crew and four lands tu. n
who eere alxwirl her were drowned.
Tbe Italian government has purchased
from tb Krupis six iron towers which are
t bo ereoteti on the Swiss and French Alpine
frontiers as adjuncts to tbe present system of
J 1L Tbillips son of Rt. J. V. Phillips,
of the M-tliodist cliurch at Cairo. Ilia, is
under arret for forcing checks on blsfrnter
employers, the Kurz larfer Mar Lie company,
wm to a shortsze of ott (4 0), Jacob
Ziiitainaster, jrasurer of Bethlehem town
ship, St5rk county, Ohio, bas disappeared,
but his relatives have met all his obliga
tions. It is also alb-god that be is a forger,
Capt. J. V. Lawler, who sailed across the
Atlantic in his little boat Nerersink,
into a lawju-t aUmt the ownership of tbe
Ut. and at Plymouth, England, Tueslay,
while trying t. f.rcibly gain possnioa, shot
a sailor in tin le. He languishes in a Brit
ish bastile now-.
He Went North to Caeada.
St. Unis, Ma, O.t. i AV. C. Smilh,
well-kuown ia local politics and a prominent
t. A. R. man, several weeks ago asked Col
lector Ziegentioim for leave of absence, stat
ing that he desired to go north for recrea
tion. As Ins alwenoe was prolonged, offirvrs
of Harry P. Harding post, O. A. R, began
an investigation, which resulted in the dis
covery that Smith ha i departed with every
dollar in the treasurv. The p wt will t re
iiobunal by Smith's bomUmen. The amount
of the sliortag . is statmi at H.-JOO.
THE MAKKETS. '
Cbicaoo. Vt 1
tn the hotni of trade to-day iaottions
wire a- fullnws: Wti.at-Niv S (irtolier
iI-n-d rlosasl M4r; 1 iK-einber. openeii
c'o et ."-n-: May. oiw-ned and lt-d
Corn N.i. - t'c olo r. oprnni and closed
31 : Novi n-.S. r. op.. ne.i rinsed ;ill4-w ;
May. oprntd :4 , o-,d aSS,-4C. Hat-No.
ii-n-t-r. o , ii. -d and li li4c: Ie--enils-r.
l no , n l i l.--l w;vo. May. o;ned
cIrn1 S.jc. I Wk-O. toiler, rirned and
cIoshI $1.'. n. Ntn ember. o,nl js.TV clost'd
$H..".Ti-jc: January, on r:e i :V;I. closed $ i.'1.
ljini - is :ol-r -ne I anl cioe,i fi.ttl.
Live tork KollfW iiiit ere the I'nion
slot k )-ands price: - Mitrket ..pentj rl-
Ive an-1 i.lr.-nir: - Jk.r.lir higher; lihl
rrwio . fl aiti-iAi; ronich larking. 53.M.t4 iV:
mive-J lots. $4.l..& heavy packing and
sliipi.iii- lots $l.a".(4.J CaUle Market
steady: Iwv. s. ir to fair. SAti i.r:i;S: goxl to
choic-. J. .n.rn .ii c-s. fl.mirj,-.'.T': Mockers
and fe-.ier. fiui.ii.Mj. litH p-. Market Meady:
muttons. t...Oir-l.."t we-t rns, $ i.r".( Tex
ans. $."i.ntr l.M: iambs, 0 ( Vsi.
Pnstuce: Butter-Fancy Klgin rreamery. ?4
fc -c per lb: het dairy, in.Sc: packing ts k,
7.iWc- Kggs Mrictly fresh. IrtVt'T per
do Uv house, IVfVic. Poultry Live hens.
.V p.-r ib: rviter. .V: turkeys. 1m- ducks. .t
t. ; geese. S'.'t.itt.."si p-rdox. luues 2Tvi
'ic p. r bu on truck sweet laitatoes, $1.7 fi'iiu
per bill. .Apples-tJood to fancy. $t..!',t3ui
per bbl. Cranlierries- s.O4.5l-, lor bbl.
New York. Oct. 1.
Wheat -No. 2 n-d rah. 4.-: do I d t.iUr.
Ki3-; do NoveintM-r. P"v'; do iH-cemb, r. nsic.
Corn No. 2 mixed raeh, "-; do iK tolier.
do NowiiilxT. to V. Oats yuiet: No 2
mixed cash. Si..s.e; do tvtober. S'Hic: do
November. aV: do LSsremher. 2r4-. Kye
Dull. Barley -Nominal. Pork Ihi.l; mess,
f li-.WI '.TS for in - ted. Lard -Dull; Octo
ber. t.i!: Novenila-r,
Live tock: tattle No market: dressed
beef dull, but steady: native sides, 5W.4c y
f; Tetas and Colorado ,o, 4(.U4(-. s-,e p
and Limits Sow. with a small businiss;
sheep, JVt'V V : lambs. 5 j"-4C, H (;
Stea !-. live lir. (.&oi V W t-s: choice
ligh pis. $5 :.V3V
Rav rnland nrslrte iim
Hay TlmolOf new $ia7ujo.
nay-Wild, 5.(Hi ju.
Oats New. snrOSIr. ma o-
Ons I Soft 11a : hsjd sa.on
Oort Wooa-Oak, $i.n; Hickory, a.
tl00 Seward flOO.
The readers of the Daily Argus will
be pleased to learn tbat there is at least
one dreaded disease tbat science has
been able cure in all ita stages, and tbat
is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure ia tbe
only positive cure now known to the
medical fraternitT. Catarrh hin a
constitutional disease, requires a consti-
i . . . . .. . .
muunai treatment, tiau a catarrh Uure
ia taken internally, acting directly upon
tbe blood and mucus surfaces of the ava-
tem, thereby destroying the foundation
of the disease, and giving tbe patient
strength, by building up the constitution
and assisting nature in doino- ita nrir
The proprietors have so much faith in its
lurauvc powers, mat iney oner one hun
dred dollars for any case that it fails to
cure. Benn for list or testimonials. Ad-
dres, F. J. Chkkkt & Co. Toledo. O
TV A HUvl JLS
rnn inn ii
Sa aaT sbsssbbw-
Sold by druggists, 75c
IN MAN? ARTICLES OF
CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS.
and research, a POSITIVE CURE
oas .. WSV-II11 miVllll 1111 U "
i i.rvn ii mi if ii n i 1 1
aWBBBk nlllll all V.OBBB faal S ansssssaaaai
The ALBERT MEDICAL CO. Cleveland, 0.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
Tbe Ulest design of the long series of ALADDIN Sto as. This is besoliful io
its ornamentation, novel in many of iu features is bound to be a good seller. B
Fure and examine this stove aud learn its good points for after seeing it you will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of tbe celebrated ROUND OAKS. Tbis bas been
bo popular that it is being copied as far as tbey dare ov unscrupulous parties but
don't tie deceived buy the Hound Oak made by P. D. Beck with. I am the 'so'e
bkvui mr Bouve gumis aa wtn as otuer
Cor. Third avenne
1605 Second Avenue.
50 dozen Ladies' and Misses fine Cassimere Gloves
These gloves would be a bargain at 40 cents.
dfLadies and Gent's Street and Driving Gloves in the latest fall strles and
Sii;n of tbe Iiad Gloye, west of Market Square.
Proprietor of the Old and well-known
Cor. Third avenue and Eighth, street,
Bas opened with an entire stock of
Groceries, Dry Goods, Flour, Feed, Etc.
KTFresh Farm Produce always on hand
ssJofyorert dlre renw1 of hi 0,(1 "tn try and glre patron, prices and treaties:
No. 119 Seventeenth Street, Rock Island.
tarCieamng and repairing d.me neatly and cheaply.
A. J. SMITH & SOX,
ADDRE8S WITH POSTACE.
aesir&ble goods. Hardware, etc.
1 11 I I 11 ll 1 J 1 f 11 lllMJ.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
and Twentieth St., Rock Island
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Catalogues Address
T. C, DUNCAN,
Tiles and Grates.
Call, Compare Stock and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street,
0pp. Masonic Temple,