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THE KOCK I8IiANJJ ARGUB, FEIDAY, JANUARY 3, lb90.
THE DAILY AI1GUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
F EI OAT. Jarcart 3. 1890.
East St. Louis it agitating a change
of name for that municipality, and 111
aoit City appears to be favored for the
' The Engineering- Xewa says that the
total addition to the main track ra'lway
mileage of the United States this year
will be about 5.00) railes, which the
lowest since 1885, when tho amount was
only 8.58$. Last year the new mileape
was 7.284. and In 188? it was 12.6C3.
The outlook for the coming year, bow.
eTer, is reported to better.
Bishop Potter, of New lork. Is op
posed to the compulsory use of the bible
In the public schools. "Many people,"
be said in his Sunday sermon, "are aei
tated ott the compuNory reading of the
scriptures in our schools. I do not be
lleve that any good would come of such
leffal compulsion. Of what leeal wrice
would it be to force teachers to read a
passage every morning unlass we read it
ourselves in our closets, in our homes,
upon our knees?"
Hasi. Ij. V. Hher l.ea Optic.
linn. I.. V. Fiaht-r. of Oeneseo. one of
the members of the legislature from the
Twenty-first district, has had a great
misfortune which the 0-neeo Xtw Ulks
of as follows:
Col. L. V. Fisher has lost an eve This
will be a great surprise to his many
friends. His eyes have bei-n troubling
him for sevi-ral years. He has been
obliged to wear glasses, and shade his
evaa eonstantlv in the daviillht. One
time in Springfield, during a frolie with
his brother legislators, some one hit him
In the ricrht eve with the stiff rim of a
derby hat. The eye became much worse
than before. Recently it troubled him
so much that he final1 decided to iro to
Chicago and consult an occulist. lie con
sulted Dr. Holmes and two others of the
most prominent occuliais of Chic wo.
Tbev told him emphatically that the only
way t save his vittion at all, wa to have
the riebt amputated. It was a sevrre
ordeal: but Harry h is the nerve of a Na
poleoo, and he simply told the surgeons
to iro ahead and remove it. He seemed
to be imbued with the spirit of the
Nazarene, who said "If thv right eye
offend thee, pluck it out. It was plucked
out. and the Col. is now convalescing
from the effects of the amputation at his
brother's. 8. Avres Fisher, where the
best of care is given him, and he is get
ting along nicely.
A Bit rrad, Floqaecrr.
Extract from the speech of Henry W.
Grady at the New England dinner in New
Tork city three years ago:
You have just heard an eloquent de
scriplion of the triumphant armies of the
noith and the grand review at Washing
ton. I ask vou. gentlemen, to picture if
too can the footsore soldier, who button
lag np in his faded gray jacket the parole
which was taken, testimony to bis chll
dreo of bis fidelity and faith, turned his
face southward from Appomattox in
April, 1865. Think or bim as ragged,
half starved, heavy hearted, enfeebled by
want and wounds. Having fought to
exhaustion, he surrenders his gun
wrings the bands of his comrades, and
lifting his tear-stained and pallid face for
the last time to the graves that dot the
old Virginia bills, pulls his gray cap over
his brow and begins the slow and painful
journey. What does be find let me ask
vou, who went to your homes eager to
find all the welcome you had justly
earned, full payment for your four years
sacrifice what does be find when be
reaches the home he left four years be
fore? Finds his home in ruins, his farm
devastated, his slaves freed, his stork
killed, his barn empty, his trade de.
atroved. Lis money worthless, his social
system, feudal in its magni flee nee, swept
away, his people without law or legal
status, bis comrades slain, and the bur
dens of others heavy on bis shoul
ders. Crushed by defeat, his very
traditions gone, without money, cred
it. employment, material or train
ingand, besides all this, confronted
with the gravest problem that ever met
human intelligence the establishment of
a status for the vast body of his liberated
laves. What does be do this hero in
gray with a heart of gold does he sit
down in sullennessand despair? Not for
a day. Surely Ood, who had scourged
bim in his prosperity, inspired bim in his
adversity! As ruin was never oerore so
overwDolmlng, never was restoration
swifter. The soldier stepped from the
trenches into the furrow; horses that had
charged upon our lines. General Sherman,
marching before the plow, and Melds that
ran rsd with human blood in April were
green with the harvest in June.
rll Kry Cent nt Tlif Ir 1II.
boftTON, JniL'8. Alxmta year Charley
II. North & Co., pork neler and proviftiim
dealer, temporarily ohiim-ikI-M, and mail
an amlzniuntit. Tlny bava imK pniil pvry
dollar of thfir Indi'bteilnem, and Wwluemlay
niuht the truntM and anniifui trnmfnrre.1
all of the firm' prrty lrfc to Minin
Not it Mark oh llir 4'i-.
South FraminoiiaM, Miikh , Jan. 3. John
Hilton, aged If!, of Mnnttelil, a limknumn
waa criiNhfd to lntb yesterday in the Mil
Colony railroad yard hum while making up
train. His tujurfo ww wholly internal,
tmra not being a mark on hi body.
That ItHliiin Ityiinmltaril.
Rome, Jan. :i.-Tli- lnimtlr who threw
box or KMnpowilcr nod fuw at th king
WadiMnday rlninn to be the author of
philosophical aystein of rent vain to man
kind. The minister of instruction hnd re
fund to listen to his pxxition of the ny-
tam, nonce nw irritatiou againut the govern
ment, lie aunertH that he threw the mimile
at the milliliter, not at the king.
Gladstone' Work with the I'fd
London, Jan. 3. Gladstone's literary ac
tivity show no algn of altntenmnt Six
magazine article are nhortly expected from
the pen of tlw ai?wl Liberal hader. One of
tbeae is a critical review of Iird Tennyson's
new poem. J his will apjier in the new
monthly, The Henker, and in awaited with
Mot Happy New Year for Her.
VIXRNA, Jan. 8. The Ptiiprew, of Austria
did not hold the ciintoniary reception New
Year's Day, and an intimation wan aim
given that no congratulations be addressed
TerrllTe Kxploalon of Natural Oh.
Pittsburg, Jan. 3. An Ecoiwftiy, p.
apecial aayi: Early yesterday morning
George Kirsclibaum and John Becker, mem
bers of the Economic society, eutored the
natural gas regulator house to adjust the
valves which control the supply of fuel for
the Tillage. Klntcldwum carried a lighted
lantern In bis band. While the men were in
aide or tns ouuoing a lerrinc explosion oc
curred, tearing the structure to atoms.
J"0. .ttinir in flames, and sank to
. ? hB p4-d in a few mln-
" alm.mt to a rixp.
' aS7 UUI EMM mlHA
oruiMS, out win protii
DEBIT AND CREDIT.
Uncle Sam's Standing as
Dollars and Cents.
A $30,000,000 HOLE IN THE SUEPLUS
National lrbt Kedneed 81. 000,000 Dr-
Inn the Year, and That Bearing; Inter
eat S)1S1. 000,000 The National Income
aad Oat-Oo A Couple of Standard
Meaaare Vnaealed Wool Men Hefore
the Ways and Mrana Committee Con
gressman Flower's nanghter Wed.
Washimoton Citt, Jan. 3. The monthly
public debt statement issued from the treas
ury department yesterday shows a d"orease
Of the debt amounting to $3,1 JS.OOH during the
pant mouth of December, and for the first
half of the current fiscal year $J3,tWO,710.
The total debt, kxet cash in the treasury, on
Jan. 1, IHsu, was $l,i:t4,0J,iVS, and on Jan.
1, lHl, It was $l,0U,U"S,iHl, showing a re
duction during the calendar year just cloned
of $M1, 11X1,847. iHiring the previous calendar
year the debt wan reduced f !1 ,Mo,H4. The
princial of the outstamling interest-bearing
bt has le-n re luce.1 $1'.M,144,1W during the
paNt year, and anif i-bhUm 4j,.
The Mnrplii Kedueed 8)30,000,000.
The net cash or surplu in the treasury is
$:t0,5'.i5.M, aKiiist $40,24,.l,187 a month airo.
and Is $.'),uio.oiiu Icks than on Jan. 1,
'ational bnuk deposltoriea hold $40,();MI,H5J
f government funds, a decrea.se of about
art, 500,01 10 during the st mouth, and of
$11,500,000 since Jan. 1, lsil, when these
twuks held t&j.if.iO, litl
Kulanrca lu the Trranrr.
The gold fund hnlnnee in the treasury has
increased nUmt $:1,5H0,(HH) during the past
month, and now amounts to $1'.I0,8o3,u53,
aud the silver fund balance exclusive of $rt,-
000,000 trade dollar bullion is $10,240,9)17,
or $C,5O0,0U0 lew than a moth ago. The gold
fund balance bus decreased $13,000,000, and
the silver fund balance $-!, 750,000 during the
last twelve months.
ltreelpta and IMxhuraeinent.
Government rtsi-ipts during Iecember
pact agtcrentcd '.1,.V.l.",004, against $:i),10O,-
'Ja in lHi'inlH'r, isss. Customs receipts
during the vt month were $15,025,107, or
ats.ut $l,Uio.00) leas than in Deremler,
1, and internal revenue receipts during
the itfist month were $11,003,84. or about
$rtoo,ooo more than In December a year ago.
Itccvipt from all source from July 1 to Dec.
81, the first half of the current fiscal year,
agri-Kated $l'.rj,N,407, or about $J,500,000
Iras than for the corresiionding six months
of 1SS. (hi the other hand. exenditures
during tlio llrst hair the current fiscal year
aggregate $75.15,277, or $13,000.aJ more
thttn ilurint; the corTcsponditii: months of
1!S. Of this Increase in expenditures
couipnred with the first half of the preceding
Hscai year, $4.0n(),000 is due to an increase in
war department expenses; about $1,000,000
increase in the amount of premium paid for
bonds purchased, and $!J,AOO,000 increase in
Tension l'nyment for Six Months.
Fension pnynients for the past six months
aggregated $id,JM),0ihJ; but of this amount
$S,000,00O is justly chargeable to the last
fiscal year that amount nearly having been
paid out last July to settle pensions due last
June, or before the U-ginning of the current
The interest charge on the puhlic debt dur
mg tne past six months was f irjii or
nearly $2,7."iO.O)to less than for the corre
SMniliii months of ls-ss.
THE WOOL MEN HEARD.
Most of Them for Inrrtjised Tarl IT Free
V ashinoton ClTT, . an. Z The wool
growers appeared in force in the room of the
ways and uuwiih committee yesterday. Like
all other preceding hearings, yesterday's was
notable for the absence of tariff reformers.
nearly every man heard advocated a heavy
duty on wool, declaring that it was necessary
for the existence of sheep raising in
this country. Among those present
were J. H. Wallace, who wanted
higher duty on carpet wools, and said
that Wauamuker, of Philadelphia, was
selling trousers made of this low (trade at $3
pur pair; Frank P. Bennett, editor of The
American ool Reporter, stated that two
petitions would be presented to congress, one
for free wool signed by 5w men, among them
several of the largest manufacturers in the
country, and another for ad valorem duties,
oontaining 200 signatures of heavy manu
facturers,, ami E. M. Bisscll, of Shoreham.
Vt, a sheep raiser. At the conclusion of the
hearing Chairman McKinley asked if there
were any persons present who wished to ad
dress the committee on "free wool." As there
was no response, the committee adjourned.
A Couple of Standard Measnrrs.
Washington Citt, Jan. 3. The president,
in the presence, of a distinguished gathering
of scientists and statesmen, yesterday form
ally received the national prototypes allotted
to the L nltcd states at the international
convention of weights and measures at Paris
last September. Thpse prototypes consist of
a metre and kilogramme made of platinum
and iridium. The great seals with which
they were secured were broken by the presi
dent, and tlie parchment accompanying
tnem. oescriptive 01 tneir standards, was
signed by President Harrison, Secretary
Blaine and Secretary Windom. Professors
IS'ewconib, Iingley, Hilgard and Slenden
hall, Oreely, Director of " the Mint
Leech, ( apt. Pythian and other were pres
Congressman Flower's Iluughter Married
Wahiujhtox Citt, Jan. 3. Miss Emma
Oertrmlo Flower, daughter of Representa
tive Flower, of New York, and Mr. John
Byron Taylor, of Watertown, N. Y., were
married last evening at 5 o'clock at the tea
idence of the bride's father in this city. The
ceremony waa performed by Dr. Douglass,
of St. John s church.
The Fan-Americana Meet Again.
Washinotow Citt, Jan. 3. The Pan
American congress renssemblisl yesterday
afternoon after Its holiday recens. None of the
committees were ready to present their re
port, and so, after a very short session, the
congress adjourned until Monday.
Wants to (lovern Oklahoma.
Hcmtinoton, Ind., Jan. 3. John I Dille
at present register of the land office at Outb
lie, Oklahoma, is being pushed by friends in
this section of Indiana for the jsmition of
governor of Oklahoma. He was secretary
of the Indiana state central committee iu the
last campaign, stands well, and is supxsed
to have a sure thing on the appointment.
A 300,000 sale of Coal Property.
PitthHURO, Pa., Jan. 3. Yesterday Coul
ter & Huff, of Greens burg, closed the sale of
the Mutual Coal works and adjoining coal
lands to the Union Coal and Coke company
of Pittsburg for $:100,000. The plant pur
chased includes 154 coke ovens aad 000 acres
f land. The new owners will erect 200 ad
Gotham lias 100,000 Rneesers.
New Yokk, Jan. 3. Dr. Cyrus Edson, of
the board of health, said yesterday afternoon
that there were fully 100,000 cas s of la
grippe in the city. He thinks it is contagious,
and that bufore it baa spent its force every
adult person will come in for a share of the
sneezing. The total number of police sic
yesterday was 843, exactly 10 per cent, of the
The Woman and Iter 1'istol.
ItlWl ohk, Jan. 3. layout uould, ayouug
colored woman, of 7 Sixth avenue, fired four
shots last night at Charles King, a mulatto,
who bad discarded her. One of the bullets
penetrated King's neck, inflicting a probably
fatal wound. 1 be woman was arrested.
All Unlet at Barnwell.
Cuarlkstok, S. C, Jan. 8. Barnwell
quiet The citizens of Blackrille and Bam
berg, wbo helped to protect the town
Wednesday night, have gone home. There
is no cause for alarm.
A sawmill on Grand river, Missouri, near
Cbillicothe, exploded Thursday, killing Will
-uuguiaj aua wonn .uuf- employes.
SITUATION AT PUNXSUTAWNEY.
Forty -Fire Writs Served nights Mak
ing- It Interesting for th. Company.
Pittshl rq, Ta , Jan. 1 A special to The
Times from Punxsutawney, Pa., says: The
sheriff of Jefferson county yesterday served
write of ejectment on forty-five of the Buffalo,
Rochester and Pittsburg Coal oompany'sten-
antsat Walston and Adrian. The teucnts were
told to get out as soon as possible. Those
who can find shelter elsewhere will move out
at onoe, but tbe larger major ty, having no
place to go, will remain in tl e bouses until
Knirhts of Labor Assisting the Tenants.
The Knights of Labor ofneia s have claimed
the benefit of the $30 J exemp ion law for all
those who have been notified to vacate their
dwellings, thus placing the attending ex
penses upon the company. Tbe knights will
also appeal to Governor Beaver to stay tbe
execution of the writs until quarters can be
procured for families of tbe niners ejected.
In all about 4.? families hav been notified
to vacate their houses within en days.
Kew Men Hired by Xarkey.
Tekrk Haute, lnd., Jan. S Thirty-seven
luen were brought to this citj early yester
day morning to take the places of the strik
ers on the two branches of the Mackev
system, the Evansville and Terre Haute and
Evansville and Indianaiolis railroads. The
new men were to move some trains in the
afternoon, but it was decided to not make
the attempt until to-day. Tbe company has
no confidence in tbe local police, and it is
ported that private detectives will be
brought here in force. The sheriff refused
to send a posse to the yards yesterday untrl
the officials could show that trouble was at
They Did Not Strike at Plltsburg;.
Pittsburg, Jan. a The tlireatened strike
of the employes of the various electric light
companies in this county failed to material
ize, and it is now believed t hat no general
strike. will lie inaugurated. The men at
work stated to their employers and the offi
cials of the Electrical union yesterday that
while they do not wish to be classed as non-.
union men, they do not feel j istified in strik
ing under the present circumstances and do
not propose to do so.
I nlted Forres in Kansas.
Toi-eka, Kan., Jan. 3. The Farmers' Al
liance, State Orange, and tut Knights of La
bor have formed an offensivj ami defensive
alliance, according to the recommendation
of the recent farmers' convention and the
Knights of Ijibor conventii n. The object
of the combination is co-opet ation in Kansas
business and politics. The combined alli
ances numlier in tbeir ranks over 12.1,000
A CUTTHROATROBBER S WORK.
Two Very Old Women erty Murdered
at rhlladvlph a.
Philadelphia, Jan. S. Surah Kelly, aged
81, and Ann Kelly, aged 711, sisters, living In
a little framedwelling, 20t! t ister street, bad
their throats cut Wednesday night by some
one unknown to the police. The women were
awakened by an intruder after they had gone
to lied Wednesday night. Tbe man demanded
money, which it was supposed the old women
had concealed in tbe housa. He clutched
them by the throat when they declared there
waa no money in tbe house, tuid then slashed
each of them across the throat. The women
were removed, later, to a hospital, and an
examination of the wouncs showed that
both women were dangerously hurt. They
will, however, with good card, recover.
Itisinarrk's New Yes r Letter.
Berlin, Jan. 3. The Reirhsanzeiger says
that the emperor wrote I rince Bismarck
conveying his warmest congratulations for
the new year. The emperor stated that he
believed the maintenance of peace abroad
strengthened the guaranty c f tranquility at
home. He was much gratif ed by the com
pletion of the workmen's insurance plan.
luls was an Important step toward giving
effect to the care for the working people
which t he emperor had at heart. Ho thanked
Bismarck for his sclf-sncriflcing and un
wearying co-operation. H prayed that he
might for many more yean be granted the
faithful and well-trie' couutel of the prince
in his difficult mission as ru or of Germany.
The Sltoation In Montana.
Helena, Mont, Jan. 3. The Republican
legislature yesterday selected T. C. Power,
the late Republican candidate for governor,
for the second United States senatorship.
Tbe Democrats met but had no quorum. In
the case in which Represent itlve Roberts, of
Silver Bow county, applit d for a writ of
mandamus to coniel the state auditor to pay
him mileage and salary as representative.
Judge Hunt rendered a docUion to the effect
that "if Roberts is a representative he is en
titled to the money. This leaves the legality
of the rival legislatures si ill in doubt. It
was expected that Judge Hunt would reuder
a more iinHrtant decision.
Battle with Indians I 1 Colorado.
Denver, Col., Jan. 3. A Santa Fe special
says: In San Junn county r unday, a Navajo
Indian was accused by Cox Brothers of kill
ing their cattle. An India 1 fired upon the
party, when a pastse of ton whites was or
ganized and pursued the band of Indians.
The latter fired from ambus a, and some fifty
shots were exchanged. O la Navajo was
killed, but the Cox men wer i obliged to re
treat. The citizens fear tlat the encounter
will lead to more serious results.
Attempt to Poison Family.
Chicago, Jan. 3, At Alt kena. Ills., John
Doll and his family were taken ill yesterday
after partaking of some pec jliar-tasting cof
fee. Mr. Doll and his mother, the latter aged 70
years, died in great agony, b it Alma Hchenok,
Doll's fiance, and Schuttlts-, a hired man,
saved their lives by swallowing a large quan
tity of milk. John Sbafer, a former em
ploye of Ikdls, is under ar "est on suspicion
of being responsible for tbe tragic affair.
Kan Antonio Is a K m Town.
New Orleans, La., Jan. 8. The Times-
Democrat's Han Antonio, Tox., special says
that since Wednesday the city clerk has is
sued licenses in accordance 'vith a new ordin
ance to proprietors of gambling establish
ments and keepers of house of prostitution
and inmates of tbe lattet , aggregating al
together 7,000, and still nt t a third of such
persons have yet secured Ijnnea, The dii
trict attorney declares that he will institute
vigorous prosecution again t all parties pro
curing such licensft,denpite the city ordinance,
winch will cause an interesting conflict le
tween tbe city and state officials.
In Trouble Over the fsmlt h-HlavIn Fight,
London, Jon. 2. The Si lith-Slavin fight
has again come to the attention of the pub
lic. It is now the cause of it law suit The
fight took place on the lawn of the residence
of Atkinson Orimshaw, a r rtired English of-
Ucer living near Bruges. Urimshaw I
bean socially ostracised at I-ruges ever since
the fight. The roughs destroyed his prop
erty, and bis character hat been assailed in
London. For all this he Li preparing suit
against Boxing Master Hpe icer, of the Peli
can Club, for slander and d image to his gar
den, declaring Mpencer blrel tbe premises on
Denall 01 and as agent of tba Pelican Club.
Miraculous Escape oa tbe Hall.
Helena, Mont , Jan. a-The west-bound
Northern Facillc passenger, when rounding
a curve Wednesday night, 1 If teen miles east
or Thompson Falls, Jumped the track and
the baggage and emigrant mrs and smoker
went dowu a thirty-foot embankment into
the river. The emigrant car was filled w40
women and children, but miraculously all
escaped serious tnhirv.
Murder Buns In Bis Blood.
Williams, CaL, Jan. 3. Daniel Matheson
was shot in a saloon hero Wednesday by
Joseph Casey, and died yesterday. Casey is
under arrest. He ia a son of Joseph Casey,
wbo was banged by the Hat Francisco vigil
ance committee in 1806 for murdering James
Commissioner Ra urn's Boa Takes a Wife.
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 3. Green B.
Raum, Jr., son of the pension commissioner,
was married last evenmg t Miss Annie Ire
del Rogers, daughter of Mrs. William D.
Rogers, widow of the lata William D. Rog
ers, a wealth carriage bull tor of this city,
Some Notable Causes Settled
by High Authority.
A CASE OF PEIUOIPAL AND AGENT,
Id Which the Dealer with the Agent Was
Heavily Mulcted Mrs. Colton Loses
Her Suit Against Stanford and Crocker
Features of the Famous Case A Del
aware Woman Gets a Two Million Dol
lar Judgment Enemies of Dressed Beef
Beaten ia Indiana.
Boston, Jan. S. The supreme court has
rendered a decision in the case of Horace
Farrington vs. the South Boston Railroad
company. The ptuintiff in December, 1882,
lent money to William Reed, then treasurer
of tbe corporation, and received as security
from him a certificate In tbe name of the
plaintiff for 828 shares of stock in tbe usual
form, signed by the president and treasurer.
This was a fraudulent over-issue of stock by
Keed.who filled np a blank certificate, which
had been signed by tbe president. Reed at
the time owned no stock. In July, 1887,
Farrington presented his certificate to the
defendant company and asked for a new one,
which the company declined to give, having
discovered the transactions of Rood.
A Broad General Principle'.
The court in deciding for defendant held
that any person dealing with an agent in a
matter affecting his principal ought to be
held to the duty of ascertaining that the acta
of tbe agent are authorized by his principal.
If the stock had been purchased in the open
market, the court intimates that a different
view would have been taken, but under the
circumstances judgment must be entered for
defendant. Opinion is given by a majority
of tbe court, but no dissenting opinion is
rendered by the minority.
MRS. COLTON'S GREAT CASE.
Finally Decided Against the Rich Widow
San Francisco, Jan. & The state supreme
court yesterday decided the case of Mrs. Col
ton against Stanford, Crocker, and other rail
road millionaires, in favor of the defendants,
thus sustaining the famous decision of Judge
Temple, of the lower court, nearly five years
ago. Tbe case is celebrated In California le
gal annals. Oea. Colton was the associate of
Stanford an Crocker, but not a partner in
the railroad company. When he died in 1S78
his widow thought she deserved a larger sum
than the railroad men offered. She employed
two agents, aud on their recommendation
compromised for 1 300,000. One year later
she discovered facts which led her to believe
that she had been cheated, and she brought
suit in ISSi
"Every Man Baa His rrlee."
The suit was In court seven years, scores
of witnesses being examined and experts go
ing over tbe accounts of the railroad com
pany. Home of the railroad books that were
vital to the plaintiff's case were found to
have been destroyed by fire. It was during
this suit that Huntington's letters to Colton
were made public. They created a great
sensation at the time because of the writer's
cynical contempt for the public and his re
peated expressions that every man had his
price. They exposed many secrets of the rail
road lobby at v ashington. Judge Temple
finally decided the case against the widow,
and his decision was affirmed yesterday on
every point by the supreme court. This long
legal battle was fought by a syndicate of
lawyers, who expected fat pickings, but they
lost their time and at least $100,000 in
Two Millions for the Plain tin.
Wilmington, Del, Jan. S. A railroad
case involving over $'2,000,000 was decided in
the superior court in this city yesterday.
Elizabeth B. McComb, plaintiff, got a judg
ment against tbe Southern Railroad associa
tion for $3,204,100, the full amount claimed.
The action was to recover the principal, with
interest from maturity, of 900 bonds of 11,000
each, with twenty-two coupons of $35 each
attached, of the Mississippi Central Railroad
company. The road was absorbed by the
Southern Railroad association, which guar
anteed the bonds and afterward became de
funct, but the bonds sued for had been ex
changed for shares of the New Orleans,
Jackson and Great northern railway, and
were declared by tbe court valid.
Dressed Beef Case Dismissed.
Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Tbe case of tbe
state against Klein, the agent here of the
Chicago Dressed Beef company, was dis
missed by the supreme court clerk yesterday
under the rule that requires a brief to be
filed within sixty days after a case is ap
pealed. In the lower court the law was de
clared to be unconstitutional, and the state
appealed, the butchers of the city raising
money to employ McDonald and Butler to
prosecute tbe case in the supreme court, but
the matter went by default, as above.
Dandier Gets All the Law Allows.
Grand Rapids, Wis., Jan. S. Handler,
the murderer from Merrill, was brought be
fore Judge Webb at 7:30 last evening, plead
ed guilty, and was sentenced to state's prison
for life. He seemed cool and self-possessed.
and when asked what he expected said be
supposed be would get a life sentence if tbe
judge saw fit. He had very little to say and
seemed reconciled to his fate. He left for
Waupun at 7:30 this morning. There is no
capital punishment in this state.
( allaghan Baa Another Grievance.
Bcranton, Pa., Jan. 8. Wednesday a con
stable in this city received by mail a war
rant for the arrest of Mr. Powderly, sworn
out by Edward Callaghan, of Scottdale.
Tbe warrant was presented to Alderman
Donahue for his indorsement, but after
careful examination the alderman refused to
indorse it. Mr. Powderly left to-day on au
eight-weeks' lecturing tour.
The Slayer of Pettus Dying.
Kkw York, Jan. 3. Mrs. Hannah South
worth, who is a prisoner in the Tombs await
ing trial for the fatal shooting of Stephen
Pettus, has steadily declined in health since
her incarceration, and is now seriously ill
with acute bronchitis. Tbe prison authori
ties do not believe aha will live to undergo
trial, tier mother remains with her eon
The Irish Leadership.
London, Jan. 3. Though Justin McCar
thy will act temporarily as leader of the
Irish party while Parnell is engaged in tbe
divorce suit, it is believed that should Par
nell permanently retire William O'Brien will
be Insisted upon by tbe more radical mem
bers of the party as the successor in the
A Bng-cestlon to Parnell.
London, Jan. 8. Capt O'Shea'a solicitor
suggests that Mr. Lewis, counsel for Mrs.
O'Shea and Parnell in the divorce proceed
ings, shall arrange for service of citations
on tbe latter's clients. This is in response to
Air. liewis' request that citations be served
as promptly as possible.
The Temporal Power Is Dead.
St. Pxtersburq, Jan. 3. The Novoe Vre
mya, commenting on the pope's allocution,
says: "JMobody knows better than tbe pope
that nowhere in Europe can he ever again
exercise earthly sovereignty, and that the
recovery of the temporal power is a platonic
Irishmen Toast Victoria.
Dublin, Jan. 3. r er tbe first time since
the Nationalists had a majority in the Drog
heda corporation the queen's health was
drunk at the mayoralty New Tear's banquet
Senator Quay Laid Vp with the Grip,
nuvss, fa., CmC 3 Senator Quay t
oeen confined to his room for three days
with the grip, and ia quite ilL It is doubtful
if he will le able to return to Washington
A Famous Horseman Dead.
Nxw Yoar, Jan. ft Hiram Howe, the
famous horseman, died at Qravessnd yester
day. During bis life ha broaght oat many
oi toe most famous taooers.
Social Triumph of the Leader
of Gotham's Elite.
THE "fOUB HUNDRED" ABOLISHED,
And an Era in Mew York I'pper Tendom
Inaugurated The Boss of the Select
Gives the Whole of His Mind to It, and
"Gets There" In Great Shape Beauty
and Fashion Lead the "Mazy," and
Win Flows Ad Lib.
New York, Jan. S. The corporation coun
sel yesterday gave his opinion to the police
commissioners that the New Year's ball at
the Metropolitan Opera house last night was
a private affair, and that the police would
not be justified in interfering with the ure of
wine after 1 o'clock a. m., as they would be
in tbe case of a ball for which tickets were
sold to the general public Mr. Ward McAl
lister was thereupon Informed that the ball
could proceed unmolested. He had been for
some time getting up this ball, and it was an
exceedingly "swell" affair.
The Elite Were All There.
The ball was a great success. The inte
rior of the Metropolitan Opera bouse resem
bled a sylvan bower, and all tbe leaders of
society were there. After a waltz, a polka,
the lancers and a second waltz, the chief
event of the dancing, the Sir Roger de Cov-
erlr auadnlle. was executed. 1 his was a
most elaborate production, on which Mr.
McAllister had spent much time and thought.
There were four sets, the inner two being
composed of noted society dignitaries and
handsome matrons, and the outer two of
young people. Mr. McAllister, with Mrs.
Robert Goebel, led one set, and Lispenard
Stewart with Miss Hope Goddard, of Provi
dence, the other. The two on the sides were
led by George H. Bond, with Mrs. W. K.
Vanderbilt, and Mr. T. H. Howard with Mrs.
The Ei-Presldent and Wife Present.
After the dancing supper was served. Ine
patronnessesand committee of the ball sat to
gether at the table, Mr. McAllister and Mrs.
Vanderbilt and Mr. anderbilt and Mrs.
Roosevelt at the foot Mrs. Grover Cleve
land sat at Mr. McAllister's right, and ex-
President Cleveland next to Mrs. Roosevelt.
The cotillion after supper was led by Lispen
ard Stewart and Mrs. Coleman Drayton, as
sisted by Mr. McAllister with Mrs. Vander
bilt, J. J. Astor. Jr., with Miss Alva Will
ing, C. Vanderbilt with Mrs. Roache, and
in all 100 couples. Among notable persons
present were Ex-Secretary Whitney, the
Belgian and German ministers. Secretary
Tracy, C. M. Derew, and many others.
The Kind of Hall It Was.
no entertainment was ever before given
here which combined so many participants
and so particular a social stamp. There
have been private balls which have cost
more money, but none which has brought so
many people together. There have been
subscription balls which have come within
400 or 500 people of its size, but none which
attempted to recognize every clique of fash
ionable society. The New ear's ball at
tempted to be, in the words of its creator.
the first social entertainment which included
all New York society. It was planned for
1,200 people, not all of whom could come,
was not a public ball, and was given by 144
The Four Hundred Abolished.
If Ward McAllister is to be believed, the
ball marks an episode in society in this town
It means the practical abolition ot the 400,
and the recognition of the fact that there
are several times that many people who are
properly eligible to admission to the best so
ciety. It means the decline of the Patriarchs'
balls and the substitution of several yearly
entertainments big enough to include three
times as many participant. It means the
end of New i ears calling among fashiona
ble peopla In a general way, according tc
Mr. McAllister, tbe ball means a new social
era for New York.
What It Meant to McAllister.
To Mr. McAllister himself it meant even
more than to the average subscriber or
guest. It was the fulfillment of his dream
of a perfect ball, from which he was so ruth
lessly awakened by Stuyvesant Fish a short
time hefore the late Washington centennial
Its success was his revenge Uon Mr. Fish
for ousting him from the management of tbe
centennial balL Last night's affair was, as
he has said several times of late, the best of
his efforts and tbe event of his life. He de
signed it to combine the best features of all
the balls he had ever seen in this and other
countries, with a few original ideas thrown
Description of the Decorations.
Preparations were begun nearly three
months ago. Pinard furnished the supper
and Klunder decorated the building Green
was the predominating color, and the various
sorts of evergreen wore most prominent. The
Broadway lobby was made to represent a
winter forest. The guests entered from the
street iuto a grove comprised of laurel, cy
press, pine, holly, and juniper trees, appar
ently growing as in nature and hung with
trailing moss and mistletoe. Passing into
the foyer was to walk into a garden of flow
ers. The stairs which rise on either side
were made to represent Roman terraces and
adorned and hung with southern vines.
In the Great nail Roam.
The great ball-room was trimmed with
greens and flowers to the very ceilings, and
they were partially concealed by canopUw of
green. Concentric circles of gas light from
above and a draping of electric lights hung
In festoons along the top of the lower tier of
boxes made the scene a brilliant one. It was
Mr. McAllister's pet plan to keep every one
on the floor at once. For this reason the
boxes were all closed by filling them with
greens and flowers. Turkish-red trap
pings separated the tiers of boxes.
The lower tier was made into
a miniature garden with a border of
tulips, hyacinths, lilies, daffodils and Narcis
sus leading to back a dense grove of Austrian
pines, holly, cypress and Japanese greens in
the rear of the boxes. The other tiers of
boxes were closed even with the front by
banks of greens. Garlands of roses relieved
the green on the second tier. The third tier
sbowed a profusion of all sorts of winter
berries. Tbe top tier was another dense for
est of winter trees. The stage was thtowu
into the auditorium, making one large room.
SIBERIAN EXILES SLAUGHTERED.
A Vienna Account of the Recent Butch
ering of Prisoners.
V tXNNA, Jan. 3. Details are at hand of
the massacre of exiles in Siberia, intimation
of which reached here a short time ago.
though the story was not at the time gener
ally credited. It appoars from the informa
tion Just received that shortly after their ar
rival at their destination in Siberia tbe ex
iles, who were Nihilists, tried to print and
circulate seditious literature. The author
ities learned of this and sent troops to de
stroy the printing presses. The exiles resist
ed and the troops fired upon tem, killing
and wounding thirty in the fig't which en
sued. Fortunately for the exiles a detach
ment of Cossack guards, comprising a por
tion of the garrison, interposed in behalf of
the Nihilists and forcibly compelled the as
tacking troops to desist from further slaugh
One Good Effect of the Snlizard.
London, Jan. 8. Everywhere in Europe
the opinion is abroad that the new year
opened with brighter prospects for peace
than have been apparent at any time with
in the last twelve mouths, and everybody
breathes easier in consequence. The severe
fit of sneezing which has seized the rulers
of the continental countries and tbeir chief
lieutenants has doubtless had the effect to
turn their minds from thoughts of war, and
it ia hoped that they have been permanently
directed into channels of peace.
Scandal In the Queen's Household.
London, Jan. 3. The sudden flight of the
Rev. Francis Byng, one of the chaplains to
the queen, and chaplain to the houss of com
mons, has caused a great sensation. The
flight was due o pecuniary difficulties. The
reverend gentleman has Indulged heavily in
betting, and one bookmaker mourns his loss
to an amount that is rumored to touch the
thousands, The money-lenders have lost a
customer from whom they were always sura
of 900 per osnt .
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John Garland, one of the first settlers hi
Conk county, Illinois, died at Drsplaines
V!neslay, ap;el NT,.
Prince Uismarck received (VKl telegrams on
New Year's Iay from well-wishers in the
FuthtT-and and abroad.
Tbe queen has ordered the KnglUh court
to wear mourning for thirty days for ex
Km press Theresa, of Brazil
Mr. J use F. Navarro, of New York, says
that the report UiHt his son, Antonio, is to
m-ii-ry Mary Anderson in false.
Influenza has invaded the Loudon shops
and mo e than half of the in.-u and women
employed therein are prostrated.
Hon. Georpre H. linker, ex-L"uited States
minister to Turkey and Russia, died at his
home in Philadelphia Thursday morning.
The increase in Germany's armament con
tinues to excite comment. The gun fac
tories at Spandau are still running night and
Congressman Scott's Pennsylvania colliery
at Alt Carmel, Ta., susjiended operations
Thursday, throwing 1,000 miners out of
Manager Ilickson, of the Grand Trunk
Railway comjiany. has been knighted by
Queen Victoria, and will hereafter l known
as Sir Joseph Hiokson.
tHto Leuth, aged IT years was senlrnced
at Cleveland, O., Thursday, to lie hanged
at Columbus, AprU 10, for the murder of
Maggie Thompson, a little girl.
Tho Italian steamer Persia is ahoie off
the coast of Corsica. She had 1H0 passengers
on ttotird, six of whom have been rescued.
The fate of the remaining 1S5 is uncertain.
An international miners congress has been
arranged by the British Miners' union and
the German miners organizations, and will
be held at Berlin during the present year.
Fire in the shops of the Edison Electric
Illuminating company, at New York, Thurs
day, caused a loss of $100,0H0and temporarily
extinguished IS.000 incandescent lights in
various parts of the city.
Brig. Gen. John Watts Kearney has re
signed as insptctor general of the nstioaal
guard of New Jersey. He says that be has
no duties to perform, and dx not care to
hold a position that is purely ornamental.
Some unknown man called Bev. Father
Kelly, of Oneida, N. Y., to the door Thurs
day morning and attempted to brain him
with a bar of iron, inflicting, however, only
an ugly scalp wound This is the third at
tempt to murder Father Kelly in three
Charles R. Smith, agent of an eastern
financial conijwiny, lost a valise containing
Jl.YI.OOOin negotiable securities at the South
ern hotel, St. I on is, Tuesday. After a fran
tic search he found that his room-mate had
taken tbe valise by mistake. The valise was
Franklin Hooj-er, traveling agent for the
National Cash Register company, of Dayton,
O., has brought suit against the Northern
Pacific railway for f 10,000 damages. He
says that he was kept on the platform of a
train on that road from Glyndon, Minn., to
Fargo, during a blizzard, the conductor de
claring that the door was locked and making
no effort to let hiui in. Hooper's whole body
was frosen, and lie will lose several fingers.
Rapid Spread of the Grip In "Louisville.
LociBVUXE, Ky., Jan. a A partial can
vass among the physicians of this city shows
that there are over '300 cases of influenza
here. Ho far there have been no fatal cases.
Chicago, Jan. 2.
On the board of trade to-day quotations
ranged as follows: Wheat No. 2 January,
opened "Sc. closed 7740: May, opened fic,
closed KtVgc; July, e-iNUied and closed 81Uc
Corn No. 2 January, opened and dosed 8fja;
May, opened and closed &!o; July, opened add
closed 3bc. Oats No. 2 January', opened and
closed Sic; May, oiened and closed fClo.
Pork-January, oiiened tP.OS, closed 98.10;
February, opened $.3, closed $9.; May,
opened fS.Ait, closed $8.Gi. Lard January,
opened and closed $5.SQ.
Stork yards quotations: Hogs Market op
ened fairly active, with prices IkSlAc lowar.
Lieht grades, LriOJl.Tlh rough packing, $3.41
3.50; mixed lots, l..r0(M.56; heavy packing
and shipping lots, $i.5.V3.7U. Cattle Market
steady; beeves, U W-VdO; bnlk, 8.tJO4.ID;
cows, tlJEVa.OO; ntockers and feeders, (2.0UO
8.Q0. Sheep Market steady: inattons, $3.4U
&S0; bulk. JSVa4.T:i; lambs. So.MlraA.lU.
Produce: Hutter Fancy Elgin creamery, 26
27c Ih; finest dairy, la-ftsftic: packing stock,
7Hc. EKg Strictly fresh. 17ai7He ) dos.;
Ice bouse, 1irHic. Live poultry Hens, 7sc
) lb; turkeys. a 10; ducks, 1; geese, $4.1X1
6.(1) V doz. l'otatoes Beauty of Hebron, a
40c V hu. on track; common and mixed lota, 25
&Ec.. Apples Oood to fancy, 1.2f6t5!.aO f) bbl.
Cranberries-Wisconsin, $8.li5 .18.75 per box.
Nw York. Jan. 2.
Wheat No. 2 red winter, KTVc cash; do Jan
uary, 85'4c; do March, 8tc; do May, 8Wc.
Corn No. mixed, iSic cash: do July, 3Wc;
do February, 3W4c; do May, UmTsc Oata Dull;
No. 2 mixed, 2S4c cash; do January, 2R)4joi do
May, SSc; do March, 28c Rye Dull. Barley
Nominal. Pur Dull; mess, HOSi10.80 for
Inspected. Lard Dull; January, $U.1S; Febru
ary, t-23; March, $G.SK.
Hay TTpland prairie, $7 05t8.08.
Eat Tinwtny $6 V $8.00.
Hay Wild. 45.S0JM 5 (M
Potatoes IS(aOc '
Ooat-Baft lie t haid S9.00
Oora Wooo-Oak, K5 ; Hickory, J $4J0.
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I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This bas been
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agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods. Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
Is too valuable in these, the closing hnra before New
Years, to spend more than a small portion of it in
reading advertisements. We simply name a
few articles that are worth thinking about.
Sideboards, Book Cases,
Fancy Oak and Rattan Rockers,
Parlor Suits, Bedroom Snits,
Ladies' Parlor Desks, Silverware,
Ornamental Slocks, Center Tables,
any of these things ma'je a suitable Holiday Gift.
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