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THE ItOCK I8IiAKl ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Saturday. Jakcart 4, 1890.
CONORK8MAN 6eT hasn't Ttt succeed
ed In coming to a conclusion whom to
recommend for postmaster at Macomb.
At a consequence tbe republicans are a
pretty demoralized ret down tbere, and
Oet U being cored by all the applicant
and their ft lends for not nankin? a aeleo
tlon, and ending the row. Gest hat made
ao many mistakes already in the appoint
ment of pout master,, be ia evidently ex
ercislnff a little precaution now and will
make as few changes as possible until be
aees what disposition the next repnblU
can congressional convention will make
It seems that Mrs. Morton, the wife of
the Tire president, is rapidly climbiog to
the position In Washington society beld
by America's uncrowned queen, Mrs.
Cleveland. The reception she save oa
New Year's day aa tbe most popular
one given in Washington. Tbe people
hurried away from tbe cold, stiff, formal
reception given at the While bouse to
bask in Mrs. Morion's smiles and drink
tbe vice president's wines. Tbe fact that
the wife of tbe proprietor of a bibulous
resort was giving a reception may have
influenced tbe thirsty Wasblngtoniana to
leave tbe frigid presence of Ben, tbe beir
of bia grandfather, and betake them
selves to a more congenial atmosphere.
Tbe city council will be called upon to
express itself upon the the right of way
franchise for the Mollne electric railway
Monday night, but it is quite likely that
action will be deferred for further con
aideralion. As the unpopular Second
avenue and Twenty-fourth street routes
having been practically abandoned, tbe
new road may be expected to gain an en
trance either by Eighteenth street. West
Seventeenth street or Six teen tn street,
running south, any one of which linea are
popular, and it is to be hoped that one of
them will be adopted. At present nego
tiationa are pending for the purchase of
Mr. Holmes' Elm street route and it
would be very satisfactory if the deal
could be made. The Electne company
could use it very nicely aa tar as Nine'
teenth street and Fourth avenue, and
from tbere over the street to be pursued
north tbe new company would have to
A Steverelsrn Kesaedy.
A lady who has found tbe following so
efficacious that she declares it a sovereign
remedy, has requested tbe A Rous to pub
lish the same for the benefit of suffering
A sandbag is a gaod substitute in ill
nets for the rubber hot-water bags that
are so much uwil nowadavs. Make tbe
bag of flannel, about six by eight inches
in size, fill with fine clean sand, lew op
and inclose in an outer case of cotton.
The bag should not be filled too full; tbe
yielding sand will then adjust itself to
the boat even better than the somewhat
stiff and heavy rubber. When they are
used continuously two will be necessary;
one can then be warming in the oven
while the other is in use. A little strap
on one side Is a convenience. Suspend
the bag by means of a stick slipped
through this from the upper grate of the
oven and let it warm without coming In
contact with the iron.
At Trinity church, services at 10:45 a.
m., 12 m., and 7 p. m. Sabbath school
will be bald at 9:15 a. m. and 2:30 p. m.
At the English Lutheran church, tbe
funeral of Miss Holland at 11 a. m. takes
place. Tbe Sunday school will be posts
poned to 8:30 p.m.
At tbe Central church, the Rev. T. ft
Ewlng, D. ft., of Fairfield. Iowa, will
preach tomorrow morning and evening
lie will also conduct the prayer meetings
of the church every evening during the
At the Ninth Street M. E. church tbere
will be services every night during the
week commencing Monday, led by Rev.
G. W. Que. A cordial invitation is ex
tended to preachers and people to help in
this good work in this part of the cli) .
Service to betrm at 7:30 p. m.
At tbe Christian chapel. Elder J.
E. Prophater, of Mount Sterling, will
occupy tbe pulpit at 10:4" a.m. and
p. m. Sandsy school at 9:15 a. Young
people s meeting at G p. m. Twen
ty-nloth street mission Sunday school at
8 p. m., Oeo. Colburn, superintendent.
At tbe First IUptist church, Tbe Rev,
II. C. Leland pastor, services at 10.45
a. ro. and 7 p. m. I'reacbing by the pas
tor. Morning theme, "The Christian
Race." Young people's meeting at 8 p
m. Sunday-school at 0:30 a. m., J. W.
Welch, superintendent. Sunday-school
at Forty-fourth Street chapel at 2:30
At the Broadway Presbyterian church
Rey. W. S. Marquis, pastor, will
preach at 10:45 a. tn., "A Motto for
1990." At 7:30 p. m. a union temper
ance meeting will be addressed by Mrs.
S. L. Rounds, of the state W. C. T. (J.
Sabbath school at 9:15 a. m... Dr. J. W
Stewart, superintendent. Young people's
meeting at 6:45 p. m. South Park Mis
ion school at 8 30 p. tn.
For tbe First M. E. church, preaching
In Harpers theatre at Kr.45 a. tn. by
tbe pastor. Rev. O. W. Que. Morning
subject, "There is no Difference. There
will be no services iu tbe evening, this
congregation uniting at the Broadway
Presbyterian church in a union temper
ance meeting to be addressed by Mrs. 8
L. Rounds, of Chicago. Sunday school
at 9:15 a. m., J. F. Robinson, superin
"My son, when you go to the city, get
you a bicycle, some tight pants, some
tooth -pick ahoea, and a slender cane, but
with all your gettings don't fail to get a
bottla of Salvation Oil, for "pride (you
know) gocth before a fall.
John Chamberlin, of Washington, is
at the head ot a company incorporated
with the abject of building a hotel at
Old Point Comfort. Va- to rival the fa
mous Hygcia in size and costly appoint
In the combination, proportion, and pre
paration of its Ingredients, liood s oaraa
pari 11 a accomplishes cares where other
preparations entirely fail. Peculiar In
its good name at borne, which Is a
"tower of strength abroad, peculiar in
tbe phenomenal sales it baa attained.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is the most success
ful medicine for purifying the blood, giv
ing strength, and creating an appetite,
The dining room of the Putnam house
at Palatka, Fla., is profusely decorated
with toa and grasses from the White
mountains of New ump.hire. The bo-
"ijipnns Jan. 1st.
IIIS DOOM SEALED.
Tha "Father of the House"
Dying of Cancer.
JUDGE KELLEY'S LITE IN DANGER.
Tba Vetera Representative Attacked by
tbe lae-rabl Terror aad ITaabla to
Hpeak Above a WbUper Report o- tbe
Cereal Crop A a Aggngmf F rod ac
tion of 8,450,000,000 Baihela Lajit
Tear Influent Among tbe Cong-reea
mea Wisdom's Bullion Cert Ideate.
Washington Cnr, Jan. 4. The father of
tbe bouae of representatives, tba champion
of protection, tbe veteran legislator, William
D. Kelley, of Pennsylvania, bus probably
been on the floor of the bourn for the last
lima. On the day when the Fifty -first con
gress assembled Judge Kelley was in bis
place, and sine that time be has probably
been at the capital twice or three times. His
enfeebled condition was tbe subject of much
comment, but only a few know tbe nature of
tbe Judge's ailment. It is now fully devel
oped, and its activity is timet virulent.
Just below the rear of Judge Kelley'i Jaw
Is a canoer, and it is apread
ing rapidly into the throat Ho
quickly has it worked that te affected man
can speak only in whispers, and then not
without pain. The swallowing of nourlah
nmt ia a matter of considerable difficulty,
and locomotion can only be indulged in to a
very small extent
Too 111 To Re Moved.
Several of Judge Kelley's relatives have
been here during tbe laat few days, and his
laughter, Mrs. Hosmer, wanted to take him
home with her, but his condition Thursday
was such that removal was regarded as 1m
poamble by the phyinciana, so the judge ia
rtill in his rooms at the Kiggs bouse.
OUR CROPS OF CEREALS.
Prod art Per Arre
Corn and Oat.
Washiwoto Citt, Jan. 4. The Decem
ber report of the department of agriculture
Ion tain a detailed statement of the eeti
tiates of the principal cereals by states, in-
tluding arm and product. The reported
irea of corn, Ts,Sl9,ft5l acres, represents an
increase of 2 pr cent over tbe acreage of
148. Tbe wheat acreage, 88, 123.M0 acres.
is 2. 1 per cent greater than the aggregate
for . Tbe revision of acreage givi
mailer area in Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon and
Washington, and a larger breadth in Kansas
and Dakota. Dairying and meat production
have for years been encroaching on wheat
crowing on the eastern side of the great
pring wheat belt. Tba arrange of oata ia
placed at 27,42,316 acres, an increase of leas
than 3 per cent
The Yield Per AeA
Tbe yield per acre of corn is very nearly 27
bushels, or LI bushels less than the product
at 1879, and is the largest rate of yield since
1. The largest yields are west of tbe Mis-
ilssippi, Iowa taking the first rank in aggre
gate produced and yield per acre .Hii,9Ho,000
bushels and W.3 per acre.
The yield per acre of wheat is nearly 13.9
bushel, or 0.1 of a bushel greater than the
November average of yield per acre. Tbe
variation from tbe current expectation of tbe
last six months is not over 1 per cent The
total product aa estimated is 490,560,000 bush
sis. Tbe product of oats is 731,515,0 0 bush
els, at the rate of 27.4 bushels per acr
The aggregate of all cereals is about 3,450,
000,000 bushels, or at least 53 bushels per
STILL HEARING WOOL MEN.
Give Another Day to Kiprelng
Their Tlews on the Tariff.
Washi-oto- Citt, Jan, 4 The wool
growers and manufacturers occupied all of
yesterday before tbe ways and means com
mittee. Representative Carter, of Montana,
began by anking better protection of the
wool growing industry, declaring that free
wool would ruin the business in Montana.
Hon. Win. Lawrence, of Ohio, next spoke.
He wanted carpet wools taxed higher and a
better definition of wools put in the tariff
bill. J. T. Rich, of Michigan, spoke against
a reduction of the tariff.
Wo id Mot Objeet to Free WooL
Mr. Dobsnn, of Philadelphia, a carpet man
ufacturer, said that tbe wool production of
the country fell far short of the demand. He
was willing to take his chances in free wool.
but was tired of Wine tied down by the
grower. William Whitman, prexident of
the National Association of VV ool Manufae
tnrera, opposed increase of duty on raw wool,
but wanted a slight increase on manufactures.
T. Z. Search, of Philadelphia, another manu
tacturer, did not care how high tbe duty on
wool was made, and gnnerally was Ratified
with Mr. Whitman's views. The other gen
tlemen heard all spoke for high tariff.
ASSISTED BOOTH TO ESCAPE.
riie Assassination of Lincoln Causes the
Discharge of Thomas A. Jones.
Washixotox Citt, Jan. 4 The eorre-
tpondent of The New York Mail and Ex
press telegrapshis paper aa follows: "Thomas
A. Jones, employed in the tool room at the
run foundry of tbe navy yard here, has been
iismlssed because it is learned that he atwi.it
id John Wilkes Booth to escape after the as
sassination of Lincoln. Jones is an old man.
He says he helped ferry Booth acroMS the
river. He did not know when be started to
jo ao what Booth bad done, but found out
before be finished the Job. He is not ashamed
f any act be has ever done. He thinks it
rather bard to lone his Job, but does not com
plain. He declines to say who assisted him
in taking Booth across the river. Jones was
tppointed during the late Democratic ad
ministration at the Instance of Congressman
Compton, of Maryland. Mr. Mudd, who is
sonicating Compton's seat, brought the
eharge as part of his case against Compton,
and this led to Jones discharge.
The President for Wlndom's Plan.
Wasbmotok Citt, Jan. 4. A special
rat yesterday to The New York Evening
Sun says that tbe president has adopted Sec
retary Wlndom's plan of issuing certificates
mi silver bullion, and goes even further than
Wlndom in his approval of the project He
Is impressed with its economic soundness aa
S principle, believes in its beneficent effect
a pen the prosperity of the country, and re
tards it as a brilliant stop toward the deter
mi nation of the silver problem. A bill em
bodying the Wlndom plan will be proton tod
In both houses. In the bouse Its fate ia
problematical, but in the senate it is be
lieved it will pass.
The SnUxard lias the Capital.
Washihotok Citt, Jan. 4 A large num
ber of congressmen are down with the grip,
ind tbe work in the departments ia seriously
retarded by the prevailing sickness among
tba clerks and officials. In fact, there k no
business la the city that is not more or lass
affected by It Two of the three commis
sioners of the District and a large peroent
sge uf the city police f ore are down with
the disease. Fully throe-fourths of the news
paper men in the city are practically inca
pacitated for work.
Internal Kevenue Receipt.
WASHiitoToit Crrr, Jan. 4. A statement
prepared by Internal Revenue Commissioner
Mason shows that during the first five
months of tbe current fiscal year the collec
tion of internal revenue amounted to 150,-
17S,9EJ, or an increase over the correspond
ing nve months of the last fiscal year of
15,080,227. The principal items of increase
were: Bpirits, $3,32L777; tobacco, $1,044,
094; fermented liquors, $781,400.
MACKEY'S WHOLE SVSTe'mTIED UP.
lhe Striker oa Top of Everything; at
Evarsviujc, Ind., Jan. 4 The situation
in the freight conductors' and brakemen's
itrlka on the Evansville and Terra Haute
and the Evansville and Indianapolis was
more serious last night than at any time sine
its inauguration. The employes of the Pe
oria, Decatur and Evansville road joined tbe
itrikars Thursday afternoon, and one of tbe
representatives of tbe committee at this
oint, sent to arrange for the addition of the
Louisville, Evansville and St Louis em
ployes, returned from Hunt ngburg yester
day morning, where an agreei nent was signed
by the employes of the Air-line to Join in the
itrike upon receipt of orders, which were
issued yesterday afternoon.
Involves the Whole System.
This involves the entire Mackey system.
Everything is quiet about tbe yards here.
All the freight handlers and clerical force in
the freight depot have beeti laid off until
business resumes. The men on the Peoria,
Decatur & Evansville have not gone out.
but they refused to haul t trough freight
which bad been sent from hei e to Greenup to
go down to Evansville, and tlie freight came
Striker Doing Polite Duty.
At Terre Haute the strikers on the Evans-
rille and Terre Haute and Evansville and
Indianapolis roads are in complete posses
lion of the yards, doing polic duty, the city
lod county authorities having practically
turned the city over to the strikers. The
company made no attempt move freight
trains from Terre Haute ye terday, the im
ported men there spending the day at the
hotel, where their board is pMd by the com
DESERTED HIS YOU WIFE.
An Illinois Youth Repent of a Runa
Tuscola, Ills., Jan. 4 S W. Smith, the
on of a wealthy Chicagoan, arrived in this
city on Dec. 14 with his young wife, whom
be married in Decatur, Ills. , in September
last Tbe woman was ill at the time she ar
rived here and has not yet recovered. It ap
pears that young Smith fell in love with the
girL who was a waiter in a Decatur hotel,
and married her, but theniatch was not a
tatixfactory one to the groom's parents and
tbe couple were left to look out for them-
Went Bark to His Parents.
Young Smith became shor. of funds, when
be brought his bride here an 1 left her at tbe
Hotel Cook and himself ret lmed to the pa
rental root. Tbe young wife has not heard
from bim and says she nevei expects him to
return and claim her. She is being kindly
cared for by sympathizing people, but she
feels keenly her desertion.
DIABOLISM OF A TRAMP.
He Cuts Oft a Woman's Hair and Then
Sell Htr m Fire.
Baton Rouge, La., Jan. 4 About noon
Thursday a white tramp entered tbe resi
dence of Mr. James Arbour, in the suburbs
of the city, and demanded f Mrs. Arbour
all tbe money in the house. On being told
by ber that she had no mon iy be threw her
on the floor, cut off her hair, poured oil on
her clothing and on the floor and set fire to it
and to her. Mrs. Arbour's iicreams brought
assistance and although frig it full v burned.
it is thought that ber in jura s will not prove
fatal. A posse is searching for the tramp
and if caught be will be lym hed.
Trouble Expected at Pnaxcutawnry,
Bradford, Pa., Jan. 4 A special to The
Era from Punxxutawney says that none of
the miners have yet left their houses. Sher
iff Sutter called upon Agent; John Quinlisk
and Grand Master Wilson yterday and in
formed tbem that the ten ays' notice bad
passed and intimated that to-day be would
force tbe writs, and asked them to advise
the men to get out without troubla They
refused to do so. The mine -s have sent ont
an appeal for aid and are tving liberally as
sisted by the people of I'unxsutawney.
I.nmpy-Jaw Cattle at Chicago.
Chicaoo, Jan. 4. Yesterday the state
board of live stock comml ioners reported
to tbe governor relative tc the lumpy-Jaw
cattle shipped to Chicago, atd which was re
ported to have been killed and sold for beef
in that city. They gave de ails of the ship
ment, slaughter, and disposr ion of said cat
tle, showing that not one o ' them was sold
for beef, or a pound used for food, but that
they were all placed in the rendering tanks
as soon as slaughtered and skinned.
The Grip In Jersey City.
Jersey Citt, N. J., Jan. 4. Thirty po
licemen, twenty-eight firemen, thirty Sugar
refinery employes, forty-tw horse-railroad
employes, fifteen compositois in The Jersey
City News office, twenty mployes at the
Erie railroad shops, eighteen butchers at the
abattoir at the foot of Sist i street, and fif
teen sine workers have got t le "grip." The
deaths of three victims of he disease have
Three Convicts Take French Leave.
COLCMBUH, O., Jan. 4 Three prisoners
took French leave from the enitentiary last
night. They were Frank L' cDonald, a two
year man from Hamilton county, sent up
for burglary and larceny; illiam Davis,
Franklin county, two years for larceny, and
Charles Ashcroft, Clinton cc unty, five years
tor burglary and larceny.
Two hundred and twenty drnthx nccureo
in New York Friday, agaii gt IAS Thursday
and ln5 W eduesday.
Dnring 1W customs dut es to tbe amount
of $5,iNi,0.'. were collected by the federal
authorities in Chicago.
A Mil lias been introduces in the Virginia
bouse of delegates to revivt the punishment
of whipping for petit larcen y.
The Kentucky Democratic legislative cau
eus Friday renominated Ho y Joseph Black
burn for United Stote senator.
Burglars used chloroform for robbing the
home of Dr. Kniffen, at Trenton, N. J., and
tbe result was the death of firs. Kuiiren.
Abner and BeUy Knapp, of Grand Rapids,
Mich., have Just celebrate 1 the seventieth
anniversary of their weddii g. He is fl and
she is 07.
"Sol" White, a vigorous advocate of an
nexation of Canada to tbe U iited States, was
elected mayor of w indsor, Can , Friday on
Since the grip became epidemic in New
York eight members of the police force have
died from diseases supposed to have lieen
caused by it
A police order has lieen fe-uied at Chicago
to the effect that gambling in that city must
stop, and the police are now nightly raiding
tne laro games, etc
The schooner Veturia fro n New York for
Madeira, is given up for lost She had a crew
of nine mon, and there wert five iassungers
aDoard, all nshormen.
A telegram from Cartluge, III, reports
mat panthers are lulling pus in that region.
and Brunswick, Gs, report the killing and
eating of a boy by some von cious wild beast
Peter Jackson, tbe colo'-ed pugilist, has
cabled to the United States liis acceptance of
John L. Sullivan's challenge to fight for
S3,0UUaside. He will sail for New York
Application was made at New York Fri
day in the Kings county supreme court for
the appointment of a receivar for the Union
Print Works company, wbioh is declared to
The horse of King Humbert of Italy scared
at a donkey rrulay and thi-ew hu majesty,
who, however, was not hurt and later drove
through the streets with tbe queen to quiet
A Democratic morning da ly newspaper to
De called The World will be started at Sioux
City, Ia., soon by Dr. E. E Wood, of that
city, and Chicago parties, who will put
iixj.uuu into tne concern.
The mild winter is creat ng great appre
hension in the ice market Maine reports
that up to the present then has not been a
pound of Ice cut, and all tie ice-producing
rivers are as open and free ai in midsummer,
Tbe American Mutual i nd Continental
Mutual Insurance comnanw nf MiAin
are in trouble in Indiana. Deputy Auditor
oraaoury, oi Kicnmond, Ind.. says the com
paniea are heavily in debt ind have no as
Regulations have been prepared and issnad
by the treasury department irith the view of
quarantining vessels on boar I of which may
be found cases of leprosy, and sendinr all
lepers back to the country I rom which they
A little girl of l.S. of C licairo. was ar-
rested in that city Friday lor picking the
pocKei or ner Sunday acniol teacher and
fellow-pupils in school, having joined the
school for that purpose. Tie girl's mother
was aiso arrested.
Much Hustling Going on at
BSIOE HOLDS THE LONGEST POLE,
And the Senatorial Persimmon Looks
Like HU'n The Met ting- Fraternity
Patting Their Money on Him Allen
O. Myers Said To Me Engineering a
Bolt Brice Ahead with the Legislat
ive Officials A Case of the "Pips"
Columbus, O., Jan. 4. The Democrats of
both senate and house met in caucus at 8
o'clock yesterday afternoon, and at 4 p. m.,
after an hour's session, adjourned until 10
o'clock this morning. There were fifty-two
members present Before midnight all the
Democratic members of the legislature had
arrived and the most intense excitement pre
vails over the s natorial fight.
Putting; Their Money on Brice.
Tbe candidates are Chairman Calvin S.
Brice, ex-Congressman McMahon, Million
aire John 1L Thomas, Congressman G. E.
Seney, Hon. John McSweeny, Cocgressman
Outhwaite, Hon. C. W. Baker and Hon.
Samuel F. Hunt There will be seventy-nine
votes in the Democratic caucus, and the bet
ting last night was that Brice would be nom
inated on the second liallot with nearly ten
votes to spare, A report that the anti-Brice
men would unite on Oovernor-elect Camp
bell to defeat the great railroad friagnate re
ceived a setback last evening by the senator
and two representatives from Governor
Campbell's county saying that they were
authorized by the latter to state that under
no circumstances must his name be present
ed; that he wanted to be governor only.
Myers Hatching l'p a Plot.
Allen O. Myers is here batching up a plot
to defeat Brioe, if nominated, by bolting
Democrats, and claimed last night to hare
the names of six Democrats who would bolt
Brice and vote for a Republican. It is
not generally believed that this could be
done, although tbe supporters of Thomas are '
very warlike, and talk in riddles to the effect
that Brice can never lie senator.
A Brire Man for Speaker.
For speaker of the house J. P. Forbes,
Thomas man, and William Belvil!e, McMahon
man. have both pulled off, leaving Hysell,
the Brice candidate, a clear field for a unan
imous nomination. Forbes, in withdrawing.
said the Price combination had killed bim.
Col. W. A. Taylor, of The Cincinnati En
quirer, will le chief clerk of the senate, and
in fact the Brice men will control the organ
ization and officers of both bouses.
A Slim democratic Majority.
The Deniocrats have only eight majority
in the legislature, and if five Democrats
bolted and voted for a Republican, tbe Ut
ter would make it A leading Brice man
said last night that any Democrat bolting
the nomination would never leave the capi
tol alive, as tbe boys from the northwest
would pitch him headforemost out of the
window to the stone below.
The legislature will meet next Monday.
Governor-Elect Campbell will be inaugur
ated on the 13th, and the vote for senator
will begin the 14th. The Democratic sena
torial caucus will be one day next week.
Bets were made yesterday of 4 to 1 that
Brice would have 34 out of the 79 votes on
tbe first ballot and 45 on the second. .
A Story That Ia Current.
The following story was current last night
and is given for what it is worth. Mr.
Forbes, who says the Brice men forced him
out of the race for speaker, is a protege of
"Gil" Barger, one of the most influential
politicians in the state; in the words of the
story "he is as wily as a fox and as potent
as a panther in commanding attention." Mr.
Forbes is a young man and wants to go to
congress, and again in the language of the
story "could no more get there without
Gil' Barger's consent and aid than he could
get to Heaven without St Peter's key."
Very M'roth and Said So.
Forties was asked: "What course will you
"I shall fight Col Brice from the word
"Is there anything in the report that you
m ill bolt the caucus if Mr. Brice is chosen f
"I shall fight Mr. Brice in the caucus. That
U all I have to say, was the answer.
Brice Appeals to Barger.
Barger is a Brice man, and when Brice
read this he quietly cut it out, pasted it on I
letter sheet and added Ivneath it in pencil
"Dear Gil: Can you pull this bird's tail?
'C. S. B."
AlMiut 7 last evening the colonel got a neat
little envelojie containing the following:
"Drak Cal: Have sent the bird to roost
ft was only a little attack of pip. He'll pick
up corn as usual in the morning. inL."
Prohibit ionlnts for Resubmission.
Chaki.es Citt, Ia., Jan. 4. The Prohibi
tionists of this county had a mass conven
tion here yesterday. Radical resolutions
were unanimously adopted, including one in
ravor or the resubmission of tbe prohibitory
amendment to a vote of the people. Eight
delegates were elected to the state conven
Mananer Norton's Frail Wtfo.
New York, Jan. 4. A private letter from
Sydney, Australia, says that Emma Stock
man, the artress, formerly the wife of John
W. rn, the St. Ixmis manager, is play
ing at a theatre In the former city under her
.naiden name. It w ill lie recalled that she
iloiel from St Ijouia with Henry W. Moore,
then managing editor or The Post Dispatch.
Mr. Norton recently procured a divorce
That Cutthroat rhilanelphian.
Phii.adri.phia, Jan. 4 Ann and Sarah
KTelly, the two old women who were Ihe
victims of a robU'r's murderous assault
Thursday morning, are still lying in a pre
carious condition at tbe St Mary's hospital.
klthough the resident physician is more hope
ful of their recovery. A man named Barry
is under arrest, and has been positively
identified by the younger of the two women.
Transferred a Catrher.
Pittsburo, Pa., Jan. 4. Manager Hanlon
yesterday had Tommy Quinn, Baltimore's
Track catcher who signed with the Brooklyn
Players' league, transferred to this city, and
will to-day sign Gumbert, of last year's Chi
cago League club, to play with the Pittsburg
I layers' league next year.
Remarkable Winter at Cheboygan.
Cheboygan, Mich., Jan. 4. This" is prob
ably the most open winter ever known here.
There is no snow, tbe lake is entirely free
(rom ice and the trees show signs of budding.
Had not the lighthouses been closed boats
uld have been plying through the straits
is in midsummer.
Carnegie Ild Hp with the Grip.
Pittsbubq, Jan. 4. Andrew Carnegie ar
rived in the city Thursday night He is
luft"ering from a severe attack of influenza
ind Is not able to attend to business.
Charged with a Heinona Crl,,.-
Clinton, Mo., Jan. 4. Ma J. Harrison Bo
hannan and wife, of Brownington, have been
arrested and placed in the jail here charged
wnn aaving kuled their child about Nor. 88.
They lxrth atmearad nriad thmt ,v.
should be accused of an hui nniia i nr-tn- M-wt
the mother, though but 17 years old, seemed
rawer enragea man grid-stricken at the
Terrible Disaster In Texas.
Houston, Tex. Jan. 4. A railway wreck
occurred on Arkansas Pass road Thursday
night at a trestle north of Shiner. The
t.-ain went into a creek and one necroand
one white man were fished out of thecreek
dead. There are several other bodies in the
wreck. A large number of washouts have
occurred on various roads in Texas owing to
Nw York Convicts SJneesa.
New York, Jan. 4 La grippe has pane-
ttated the walls of Auburn prison and be
tween fifty and sixty oonvicta are suffering
from the innuenxa In its different degress.
Half of the mail carriers of the city are auf
laring from the grip.
OUR MAE Y BLUSHED
When Tackled About That Al
leged Love Affair.
THE FAIR TRAGEDIENNE'S ANSWES
To the Sott Impeachment She Replies In
a Parable, and Young; Navarro Will
Say Nothing Tell-Tale Features of the
Matter The Csar's Troubles A Nihil
istic Plot That Means the Death of
His Whole Family Fresh and Inter
estlns; Foreign Facts.
Nick, Jan. 4. Miss Mary Anderson was
Interviewed by your correspondent at the
Hotel Mediteranean yesterday on tbe sub
ject of her reported 'engagement to young
Mr. Navarro, of New York. She blushing
lysaid: "I am aware that reports of my en
gagement have been published in New York,
but I must decline to discuss tbe subject at
present Apropos of this let me relate a re
cent incident Another Miss Anderson, who
lived in the same terrace, was going to be
married in London. Her bridal presents
were regularly brought to me. Number i
getting angry brought her intended to me
and said: 'You had better take him, too.' "
Navarro Declines to Talk.
After this MUs Anderson showed so much
reluctance that the reporter sought Mr. Na
varro and asked him whether he would ver
ify the reported engagement
"I must decline to discuss the matter," said
the gentleman; but be said it with such an
air of satisfaction that he gave good reason
to believe the engagement a settled fact
Later Misa Anderson was met on tbe
Promenade des Anglais and asked to deny or
sonfirm the report, but graciously declined
to discuss the matter. Then she was asked
whether tbe statements by Abbey's agent
that she would appear at the opening of the
Broadway theatre, New York, Oct 28 next
Has No Theatrical Engagement.
Miss Anderson replied that she should not
reappear in public for an indefinite period,
and that she had no engagement to appear in
New York or elsewhere with any manager.
Miss Anderson put an unconscious though
dignified emphasis on the word "manager."
Our Mary" never looked better nor stouter
than she did yesterday. She assured the re
porter that she enjoyed a daily drive and
walk, and found that this mode of open air
life had almost thoroughly restored her
health. She failed to tell the reporter what
he already knew, that on these drives and
walks she is accompanied solely by the
Navarros, mere et fils.
These words and suggestions from Miss
Anderson may almost be regarded as a dis
tinct acknowledgment of tbe engagement
DEADLY NIHILISTIC PLOT.
The Whole Russian Imperial Family To
Be Victims Startling Disclosures.
Londos, Jan. 4. Tbe arrest of the noto
rious Nihilist leader, Pierra Gross, at War
saw, has been productive of disclosures far
more startling than any of the alarming rev
alations which have come to the police within
the last few days, appalling as they have
been. From letters and documents found
concealed in his clothing the most damning
evidence is obtained against many persons
high in imperial favor and authority, con
templating not the assassination of the czar
alone, but tbe murder of the entire reigning
family as welt Already many of the con
ipirators have been taken into custody, and
those still at large are under espionage, or
being tracked by relentless police officials to
the end of their lodgment in prison, whence
they will almost certainly go to their death.
Several of the implicated persons were ap
prehended while attempting to leave the
HOW SALISBURY GOT THE GRIP.
He Caught It Directly from the Russian
London, Jan. 4. It is now certain that
Lord Salisbury was prostrated by an attack
of Russian Influenza whose genuineness can
not be questioned, it having been transmitted
direct from St Petersburg to the foreign
office. It appears that a few days before bis
attack Salisbury received a bundle of im
portant dispatches from tbe Russian foreign
minister, to the examination of which he de
voted several hours. On the following day
the infected documents were distributed
among a number of clerks and attaches of
the foreign office for examination, entry,
etc, every one of whom was a few days later
ized with the malady, as was the premier
himself. This circumstance leaves no doubt
that tbe ailmont is highly infectious and may
be transmitted through tbe mails as readily
as by personal contact
Hon lan glum Takes a New Start.
Paris, Jan. 4. The Boulangist agitation
is, from all appearances, about to set in
again with renewed intensity. A grand ban
quet has been arranged, to w hich all the ad
herents of the "brav general'1 in this city
have been summoned. They will be asked to
listen to a new proclamation to the French
people. Tbe exact date of the general's re
turn to his native land will, however, not be
Afraid of American Electricians.
Berlin, Jan. 4. With regard to the pro
posed world's electrical exposition to be
opened in Frankfort in June next Herr Sie
mens, Germany's foremost electrician, warns
his fellow-countrymen that Germany can
not now compete with America iu the num
ber of new electrical inventions, and advises
that the exhibition be postponed eighteen
months, until the disparity becomes lues
Serious Situation In Paris.
Paris, Jan. 4. Paris to-day is such a
Paris as has never been seen liefore; it is a
ipectacle absolutely unprecedented. The
itreets last evening were deserted, the thea
tres and cafes empty, and the shops closed
two hours earlier than is the custom. This
iituation is due to tbe sudden change in tem
perature, which has greatly increased the
influenza and the deaths.
Don Pedro's I'roperty Safe.
Oporto, Jan. 4. The provisional govern
ment of Brazil cabled yesterday to ez-Em-seror
Dom Pedro to tbe effect that it would
bold itaelf responsible for the safe-keeping of
ill the personal property of the imperial
tamily, including jewels, plate, furniture
and pictures. The property is valued at
Cholera Raging la Persia.
Vikkha, Jan. 4. The government is in re
ceipt of consular reports that cholera is
raging frightfully at Hammadan, Persia,
any deaths have occurred and it is feared
that the disease will spread to Teheran in the
Fatal Hallway Accident In Panama.
PahaJUl, Jan. A. A collision occurred
rburaday night at San Pablo, on tbe Panama
railroad. A special train having on board
A. L. Rivers, tbe eeneral superintendent of
the road, ran into a freisrht train. The
engineers of the two trains are believed to
be mortally wounded, and Mr. Rivers and
six other persons were injured more or 1
Brazil's Es-Emprees Buried.
Lisbon, Jan. 4. The funeral of ex-Em
press Theresa of Brazil took place at Oporto
yesterday with imposing ceremony. Tbe
body was removed to tbe I pa church, where
the services were conducted by Cardinal
JNeto, patriarch of Lisbon. All of tbe Bra
zilian imperial family were present except
Dom f edro. King Carlos was represented
ty e Duke of Oporto.
Slaagbtor of Chl-oao Bebols.
Shanghai, Jan. 4 A sanguinary battle
was recently fought near Tacow, Formosa,
between a punitive Chinese force and natives
of Formosa. The Chinese were ordered to
show no mercy in the punishment they were
sent to inflict, and the fight resulted in the
slaughter of 400 of ths natives.
Tronble for tbe Brasilia- Jowta.
LiBBoa-, Jan. 4. Advices from Rio Ja
neiro state that tbe commerce of that city fa
Latest Styles and the most
Lace Curtain Stretchers'
SSL sij i
cut or rousMO fumc.
Will Save voo Money, Time and Labor.
EVTHY lloUSEKEEPKR SHOLXD liAVI ONB1
Say lly can operate them.
For Sale By
TELEPHONE NO. 10M.
paralyzed and atTairs are rapidly going
from bad to worse. The Rio chamber of
commerce has protested to the government
agaiust a proposed export duty of 4 per
cent, on coffee.
A Tripartite Knyal Row.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 4. The czar refuses
his consent to the marriage of tbeczarewitch
to Princess Marjruerite of Germany unless
she conforms to tbe (liv-ck church. The em
peror forbids his sistor to lie Imptised in the
Greek faith. Tlie czarewitch insists on the
A German with a I-vel Head.
Beklin, Jan. 4 At a nu-eting of the rail
road socii'iy yiMerday Professor Goer ing
aid that G.Tminy ouht to adopt the Amer
ican system of railway cars, which makes
reading and writing possible. He denounced
Vho present German style of traveling as
Another Great Strike in Lomlan.
London, Jan. 4. A manifesto issued last
Bight by the presidents of the Gas Stokers',
Coal Porters', Sailors', and Firemen's unions
promulgates their do.-i.sion to order an im
mediate and general slriko of all the trades
Mail Robbers Make a III. Hani.
Vienna, Jan. 4. Tlie postal authorities are
violently agitated over the theft of a letter
containing SUOO, in transit between Pestb
Oar Mary's Theatrical Announcement.
London. Jan. 4. Mis Mary Anderson is
announced to open a dramatic season at the
Broadway theatre in New York Oct, 'JS,
RECORD OF FAILURES IN 1889.
An Inrrea ltoth in Number and In the
Sew York, Jan. 4. Dun & Co. in their
Review give the follow ing record of busi
ness disasters during the past year: The
failures in 1SS:1 numbered 10S3 in the
United States, or 1 in every ,7 firms, and
1,777 in Canada, or 1 in every 45 firms. In
18S8 the failures were 10.6?j in the United
States and l,i7 iu Canada. The acCTeirate
of liabilities was $14S.74.S;7 in the United
States, against I'J".,fl.P73 in ISSS, and
tl4, 713,22 in Canada, ajjaiust $14,0Sl,ltHt.
But the average of liabilities for eaou firm
failing was lower in Canada 8,279 last
year, against fs,:?.:fi in lsS, and the increase
in the United States, if an unfavorable in
dication, was still not enough to denote an
nnhealtby state of commercial credits, for
the average in lfS! was but (13,073, against
111,593 in 1NSS, f I7,:?.i3 in 1SS7, and (30,033 in
' The Past 'Week's Troubles.
The business failures occurring through
jut the country during the seven days ended
yesterday numlier for the United States 291,
ind for Canada 31, or a total of 323 failures,
against 2SS last week, and S43 the week pre
vious to the last For the wrrespondine
week of last year tbe figures were 3S7, repre
senting .!T!1 failures in the United States and
in the Dominion of Canada.
John Got What He Needed.
WlLKESBARRE. Pa.. Jan. 4, "Hanoe"
Potter, who keeps a boarding house at Lew-
iston, is possessed or a fair-looking wife who
has numerous admirers among the boarders.
"Poloc" John, one of them, induced the
woman to elope to Shamokin. The husband
followed and caueht them and tank his -Hf
back to his home. John returned a few hours
later and endeavored to gain admittance to
tha house, whan IHa hitd-na
opened the door ami fired thirteen shots.
onn was iatauy injured.
Killed by a Runaway Team.
Wichita, Kan., Jan. 4. S. T. Kellocir
and wife, near Sedgwick City, twenty miles
north, were killed yesterday by a runaway
team. Where the roads crossed was a large
harrow, turned teeth upward, and tbe run
away team, reaching tbe crossing, turned
abruptly, throwing Kellogg, with his head
hittln? a niece of timber of tha harm r Hi
wife was thrown on top and was pierced by
many oi tne teein, one entering tbe bead and
causing instant death.
A Rashly Sensitive Gam Chewer.
Willsville, Mo., Jan. 4. Miss Mattie
Carr, about 17 years of age, committed sui
cide by hanging herself to a book in her room
Tbursday evening. She was strongly ad
iicted to chewing gum, and her father tried
to break her of -tbe habit. At the supper
table Tbursday evening he twitted her aliout
It in the presence of a young man, and she
went directly from the table and ended her
Fatal Snowalide iu California.
Martstiujc, CaL, Jan. 4. A private
telegram was received here last evening giv
ing information of a snowsllde which oc
curred at Sierra City, CaL. in which two
houses and a church were torn to pieces.
Several buildings were moved and three
women and three children killed.
Prepared to Make the Job Complete.
New York, Jan. 4. Joseph Fried, a stage
machinist, aged 45 years, committed suicide
by taking poison in a glass ot champagne
yesterday at the Morton bouse. Worry over
an unsuccessful business transaction led to
lbs deed. Fried held a revolver in his hand
ready to shoot himself had the poison failed.
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attractive prices combined make
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STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
Tbe latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This is beauliful in
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a good seller. Be
sure and examine this stove and learn its good points foi after sceiug it voa will
buy no other. '
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
so popular that it is being copied as far as they dsre oy unscrupulous parties, but
don t be deceived buy the Round Oak made by P. D. Beckwith. I am the so'.e
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Cor. Third avenue
Is ton valuable in these, the closing hours 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.
Work . Baskets,
Sideboards, Book Cases,
Fancy Oak and Rattan Rockers,
Ladies' Parlor Desks,
any of these things make a suitable Holiday Gift.
The C.F. Adams' Home-Furnishing House
382 Braay Street,
A. J. SMITH & SON,
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Call and see our stock and compare our goods and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 Weit Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, D1VBNP0RT.
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
aesiraoie goons, Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
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