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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS1
JOHN W. POTTER.
Mow pat, Jakuabt 20. 1890.
TIIE RAILWAY RIGHTS.
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It U expected that tho city council at
lU meeting tonight will act with refer
ence to the franchises sought by the Mo
Iloe Central Electric railway for a right
of way into the city from the southeast,
and from the Holmes syodlcite for a
right from the southwest. As the Anoua
baa before urged, the facilities thus to be
provided to either direction are important
to the city and both will no doubt receive
the cordial and favorable endorsement of
the council if they present themselves
In such a mnner that the municipal body
an consistently give its sanction. It
Is not as yet known what rights the
Electric company will ask. but any feasN
kle route by way of Eighteenth street
from Second avenue to the southeastern
bluffs that dues not work a hardship to
others should and will no doubt be
The rights sought by the Holmes peo
pie are more easily defined. The ordl
atoce asked far by this company pro
vldes for right of way on Ninetieth street
between Second and Third avenues, on
Fifteenth street from Third to Feurth
avenue, on the latter thoroughfare to
Fifth street and on Ninth street from
Fourth to Eleventh avenue. On all of
these streets and avenues the consent of
the majority of the fronting property
holders has been secured, and the object
vt the company in securing these rights
Is to construct a line of railway to the
growing districts on Ninth street and
vicinity toward Milan, and by connecting
It with lU Elm street branch and the Sec
ond . and Third avenue systems from a
continuous service between South Park
through the very heart of the city and the
Ninth street route. If the council grants
the rights asked for totljbt, it Is the
idea of Superintendent Schnltger to
equip this portion of bis system
with cars of Its own designated from
the other routes by color.and run the cars
from South Fark to the terminus on
Ninth street via Second avenue and back
via Second avenue, while the gap between
Fifth and Ninth streets on Fourth avenue
Is to be covered by a rearrangement of
the runuing of the blue cars on the
Mollne and Rock Island service, on which
an additional car will be placed, and lbs
cars instead of stopping at Sixth street,
will run on down around Fifth street, and
back on Fourth avenue.
The Holmes people, as has been be
fore announced already.bave a conditional
right of way on Fourth avenue, between
ruieenm ana Muu streets, under its
present ordinances, and the council can
not consistently and It is a grave que.
tion if it can legally give any other com'
pany a right there, if the syndicate is de
lirious of building, as it now Is, and hsv
log the consent of the property holders.lt
is very probable that the council will
grant the franchise.
It is to be hoped, furthermore, that the
Moiine central folks will present an or
dlnance that the council will be able to
grant at once, and that these two new
routes may be built Immediately, both of
which and one no more than the other
promise much for the upbuilding of
localities remote from the business
portion of the city.
SEQUEL TO THE CRONIN TRIAL.
Oaa af the Prmfrnlun Um Violently
Insane In Triu.
NswOklkais, Jan. 3). The Timaa-Democrat's
w'ial ay Mint uue of Judge Long
Decker's awntanU In the Cronin trial at Chi
cago was brought to the Hantaroa hospital
hut night In an I nun no condition. The man
In pom l of the hallucination that the
Claii-na-Oai'l i af ter him with knives drip
ping witn IiKmml tie becomes so violent at
tiine that it 1 fnuil nprawory to place him
In a straight Jacket The name of the man
eoul.l not t learned Uvt night, though it U
oowii that one or f lie Cronin prosecutors
was coining from Dallas venterriay and went
Shirk mail on tlie tralu. He had left Chlcagr
to go smith ror bin brail II
lljne Mere It's a Haas.
(.UlCAUO, Jan. '). Lawyer 1 1 roes de
clare the ahore a boas. lie suvs the one of
toe attorney who amistnl to ij-onecute th
Cronin cam who U not in the city is Kick
ham Mraiilnn, ami he M east on hie bridal
It W a a Newspaper Vara.
. . . . . ...
niw iokk, .tan ".ii. .Mr. Navarro i
hut niht that Iih hud not rithM congratula
tion to hit m Antonio on bit engagement
tn Mi Mary Arul.-rxon. who Wat Han Ramo,
"I havu receiv.vl wverai ralilerams from my
sou rereiuiy, mm air. isnvnrro. "but he I
not announce,! tun engagement and my ln-
forniatlon nljout it rnnies from the news
A frnuiinnnt Califnrnlitn Head.
Haw Frahcihck, Jan. Hon. M. O.
Vallejo, one of the nuwt ri.rni"U.nui figure
Id the history of (.'nliforniii, Saturday
at hie home In Honoma, H 81 years. He
was burn at Monterey, fal., mid entered the
Mexican military service at an early age,
ana a at duo lime military governor of
A Ills; Muppty of Anthracite.
roTTsviLLi, Ta., Jnn. ao. The amount o(
anthracite coal, domestic eizue, at tide water
at the cloee of last week wan about 1,250,000
tone, the largest quautty of hard coal ever
ported at the wharves In the hUtory of the
coal trade. et lu spite of this, the retail
figures generally remain ax tiib a ever,
wun lew exceptions.
New York plortalltr He port.
Hw ohk, Jan. JO. The number of
deaths in this city during the twenty-four
hours ended at noun yesterday was 146, two
wee man i lie number reported for the pre
ceding twenty-four hours. Thirty of the
deaths were from pueuuioiila mid seventeen
from lnnucnza, complicated with other dle-
Aa Did Man's Awful Crime.
Rosw, N. Y.t Jan. 80. John Law, aged 00
years, shot his wife Saturday night, inflioS-
Ing probably fatal wounds, and then cut his
throat, but will recover. He also shot at his
two children, but minted them. He had
lived apart from his wife for some years,
apposed Murder by Danltes.
UnwvxK, Colo., Jan. 20. William Whit
ney Seymour, a prominent gentile ranch
man, was found dead in his home at Fort
Duchesne, Utah. He had been shot while
asleep, presumably by Denitea.
The commi.aion of French engineers to
L-T?HUBte th? pna canal, baa arrived
Evangelist Moody on Reaping
What You Sow.
SOME ILLUSTRATIONS FEOM LIFE.
AaXietnplffleatlon That WoaldNot "Oe'
la the Caeee of Boodlere and Election
Crooks Some Consolation for Thoee
Who Are tho Victims of Refugees
Cased a Happy Marriages and Woman
Sphere la tho Labor Field Credibility
of the Go pel.
Chicago, Jan. 20. Two thousand people
assembled at the Chicago Avenue church last
evening to hear the great evangelist, Dwight
I Moody, deliver one of his characteristic
sermons. The text was taken from Gala-
tlans vi. It "For whateoever a man soweth.
that shall he also reap." The immense con
gregation sang "O Happy Day," and a beau
Uful duet entitled "O Morning Light," was
sung by two members of the choir. After
the singing of a solo entitled "My Trundl
Bod," the great preacher began his discourse.
Tho sermon was replete with entertaining
stories, illustrating the text. He (poke to
some length on the sin of adultery, and pro
nounced it the greatest of crimes.
Evidently Wasn't a Boodler.
"A man," said be, "was sent to prison for
four years for oomm'tting a crime while he
was intoxicated. Fie was released a short
time ago. His friends would not ree
oeniM him on the street when he lifted his
hat or put out his hand to them. He tried
to get employment at his old place, but
could not Did it not tte htm longer to reap
tnan it am to snwr Ask any prisoner in um
Jail or penitentiary if it is not true.
A Wealthy Man's Retribution.
"A land owner near Cleveland, Ohio, once
objected to having a railroad track laid
oae hie farm, but the law allowed it and
the track was laid. Some time afterward an
obstruction was placed on the track and
fearful wreck occurred. 1 bis man was ar
rested and sentenced to the penlteutiary for
life at hard labor for committing the deed.
His land, in the meantime, increased in
value, and be by and by became a million
aire. But his riches did him no good. He
died in prison a short time ago of cancer in
the face, artor spending thirty-eeven and
half years of his life there. Did it not take
him a long while to reap?
Sufferings of an Embetsler.
A few years ago at a service which I waa
conducting In this very place, a man stepped
np to me after I had dixmbned the congrega
tion and with a hunted look on his face he
said to me in frightened, scarcely audible
tones: 'Can I see you alone for a minuter
He appeared greatly agitated, so I led him
into a side room and he turned and locked
the door after us Then, taking me by the
arm, ne said in a whisper; 'Oh, Mr. Moody
1 am a fugitive from justice criminal.
have been hiding with my wife and children
in Chicago. I took $40,000 worth of county
bonds intrusted to my care and sold them.
thinking I could redeem them by speculation.
I am here tn Chicago in disguise.' The poor
man trembled before me as he asked me
what to do. 'I've been in hull for the last
few months. 'Tell me what to do!' cried ha
No Nepenthe In Canada.
And now let me tell you f you think that
the criminals who escape by running off
Canada are happy you are much mistaken.
mi .1 rry ...
ineyau suner. i ney ail reap as this man
was then reaping. lie said that he could
not get away from himself; that he would
give himself up to justice if it were not for
bis wlro and children. But he could not
make tliein suffer. I agreed to meet him
next day at Farwell hall at 12 o'clock, but
he sent me a note stating that he had acted
on my advice, and would give himself up,
and that very night he went back to Mis
souri to bis home, where he hid himself for
a week in bis own houw.
Tho Evana;ellftt'e I" lea Sucreaafnl,
He wanted to give himself up. He didnt
like to be arrested AU afflictions are noth
ing to compare to such suffering. He could
not even kiss his own children. At the end
of tne week he came out, embraced his fam
ily, and, going directly to the sheriff, roused
him up at daylight and pleaded guilty. U
was sent to the penitentiary for nineteen
years. I went to the governor of Missouri
and pleaded to him for mercy, and at last
got him out. That man will always reap.
ui be notr
Honor to Parent.
The speaker plead! with the young men
present to honor their parents, and said that
the child who, by his folly causes his oor
mother to grieve her life away, was far
worse than the murderer. "Yes, said he.
"don't think that all the murderers are pun
ished. He told of th. train that was saved
by a man who discovered a land Jide at i
certain dangerous point on a railroad track
now be secured a red lantern and went to
signal the approaching train. His light wat
blown out and he had no matches, lie
the train rushing ou to destruction. In his
haste he stumbled in the darkness, and fall
ing broke bis leg.
Tho Shattered lantern.
"The lantern was shattered. He gathered
up the broken pieces, and crawling up the
embanjcment waited lor the approaching
train. As It came up he threw the pieces of
tbe lantern straight into the cab of the lo
comotive, and they struck the engineer In
the face and fell at his feet He Instantly
divined that something was wrong and
stopped hie train just in time to save it from
destruction. And now," concluded Mr.
jnoouy, -i nuri tne nroken lantern in vour
laces, u, sinners I 111 you heed the warn
ing and save yourselves P
After the sermon the entire congregation
joined In singm "Jesus Is Calling for Ton.
Many nundreds accepted the invitation of
the preacher, and remained for the expert
ence meeting after servicea.
THE MARRIAGE RELATION.
A lHitrolt IMvlne Tells How to Make It a
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. Rev. A. F. Frost, of
the riew Jerusalem, Detroit, preched in New
Church Temple, V an Buren street, east of
Wabash avenue, yesterday morning and
evening, in place of the regular pastor, L.
P. Mercer. Mr. Frost's subject last evening
was "Woman's Mission; or, The Secret of a
Happy Marriage." His text embraced the
greater portion of the first and second chap
ters of the book of Genesis. The minister
devoted a large part of the first half of his
sermon to proving the intellectual superi
ority of man over woman and of woman's
greater capabilities for love and affection.
Ho spoke of the felicity of happy marriattes
ana or tne misery resulting from mismatlng
Should Pray for Ouldaneo.
Mr. Frost spoke at some length on the
origin of conjugal love, and passed on to the
preparation for marriage. On this point he
As marriages are from the Lord,
when a youth and a maidon begin to think
about marriage, it should be made by them
a subject of frequent and devout prayer to
too iora that tie would guide them each to a
suitable husband and wife. Those contem
plating marriage should consider well the
desirability of a similar age. rank, taxtea.
disposition, and aims in life. It is especically.
important toat tbey bold the same religious
Iutlee of tho Sesea.
Hero the speaker touched the employments
proper ior man and woman. He said: "In
the marriage relation there are duties Drop.
er to the husband and other duties proper to
tne wve, and tne wife cannot assume the du
ties of the husband, nor the husband thorn of
the wife, o as to perform them aright. This
is taugnt oy these words: 'The woman shall
not wear that which pertaineth unto the
man; neitner shall a man put on a woman'!
garments, for all that do so are abomination
unto the Lord, thy God.' "
Womaa la the Factories.
It is a wrong tendency in human life
which urges women to show that thev can
ao wnataver a man can do and dn It
well, or that they are the Intellectual enuala
of men. The women in the stores, factorial.
offices and other places of business in life are
forcing thousands of men out of employ
ment, doing their work at rreet coat oi
health, strength, and sometimes of womanly
refinement and modesty, for half what th
men can and ought to receivt for doing it.
and work which the men ought to do and
can easily do, because created to do it. Ii
woman from necessity must irn wages, let
her seek duties, as far as po alble, in the
homes of t he land, where she is needed, and
where she will be happier.
CREDIBILITY OF THE GOSPEL.
Rev. J. H. Barrows Speaks a Word foi
Chicago, Jan. 20. The Re". J. H. Bar
rows began last evening at the I irst Presbyte
rian church the first of a series of lecture
on the sabject "Are the Oos tel Historic
Credible P A large and highly appreciate vt
audience listened to Dr. Barrow s" clear enun
ciation of his belief. "If the gtspel history
is true; if Christ came into the world to res
cue men, and at last vindicated his divinity
by rising from the dead," begs n Dr. Bar
rows, "then historic Christ iany is true, and
ought to be accepted."
A General Review of tho t object.
The lecture was more of a gneral intro
duction than a production of fact t The speak
er said that more than eighteen centuriet
agothe shrewd Jewish counsellor t lamaliel had
said of Christianity: "If this work be of
men it will be overthrown, but if it be of
God ye will not be able to overthrow
It " Never before has the gospel history been
so widely accepted. It is difficult to ex
plain the noonday without gi anting thai
there has been a sunrise. Thii gospel his
tory was preached as true at the very dawn
of Christianity, and on its truth have been
built up Institutions which have come down
to our times. We write today 1 (00, thereby
recording the fact that 1,S90 years have
passed since the coming of CI iris t among
Not the Product of Imagination.
The presumption in favor of tie truth ol
the gospel history is the fact tha; it centers
in the life of such a matchless being as
Christ It is impossible to conader him as
the product of the imagination of the rude
fishermen of Galilee. They weri not com
petent to frame such a character.
AU the great men of history
baa accepted Cbrist as srme being
more than human; he is too mighty to hav
been product of fancy and too great to be
only a legend or a dream. Dr. Barrows
quoted as an incontrovertible arirument the
fact that in the nineteenth ceutur-', the most
Intelligent and civilised, Christianity had
gained 210,000,000 adherents, a l.ttle more
than in all the other combine 1 eighteen
liberal aa to Sunday.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. aa The
preachers of this city made yestei day a day
for pleas for a Christian Sunday. Many of
them were radical in their views end partic
ularly severe on the Sunday newspaper, but
Rev. W. S. Shannon, of the Christian
church, waa more liberal. He said: "There
are Sunday laws and there is Si nday law
lessness. We think the laws are right and
the lawlessness wrong. People w io are not
Christians are no more bound to the Chris
tian's day of worship than they re to his
communion table. It is our dut y first to
Christianize the people and then the Sunday
question will settle itself. Sevn days in the
week, fifty-two Weeks in the year, mokes the
man at the throttle or the composing stick a
slave. The preacher finds thousands of men
who plainly tell him that they hate no tim
to go to Heaven. Until Cbristu n people
can forego their prejudices they lave poor
grounds for grumbling at Sundiy papers
and railroad corporations. When the peo
ple who ride permit the people who drive to
pray witb them, we will bave a Christian
Believes In Old-Fashloned H Mies.
Chicago, dan. au. Kev. Mr. P-obst, at
the Westminster Presbyterian church,
preached on the old-fashioned idea of helL
In stating his belief in a literal hell he said
that if you defied the law of fire you were
burned to cinder. If you transgr sed the
law that governed water your draggled and
bloated corpse floated down with
the current Violate God't laws
and you must suffer. What Jesus C iristsaid
was a warning. It was awfully stacking to
our nerves. Nn was opjtosed to Hoi s laws,
ane would be punished. The speiJcer lw
lieved that Christ meant everything he said,
and that the real meaning was wotse than
the figure. He believed the punishment
would be far more excruciating thai was in
dicated by the figure used. It was the soul
that suffered, not the body.
poi Employed at Tunssuta vney.
PusxsCTAWNiY.Pa., Jan. 20. About sixty
negroes were brought here Friday i.nd pul
10 wore loauing coke at " alstron under
strong guard of Pinkerton police. The action
created considerable excitement am ng the
miners, and an open air meeting was held
Saturday afternoon. There were lotween
tWO and 700 present, and they voted solidly
to ngnt tne strike out on the old line v.
Quelling Trouble in Ilraall.
iw ork, Jan. 20. One of Charles R.
Flint's correspondents at Rio Janeiro, de
scribing the revolt among the troops on Dec.
la, says that when the trouble broke ut the
news was telephoned to the minister of war,
with a request for instructions. The aeon ic
order came back over the wire: "Shoct them
down !" And it was done.
Bfutrle, tho Base Ballist, Roblxd.
Siw ork, Jan. 20. Burglars entered
James Mutrie's residence at New Brighton
Friday morning and stole a small um of
money and a gold watch which Mr. llutrie
prized very highly, as it was preseni from
some of bis base nail friends.
A Young German Noble Pylng.
New York, Jan. 20. Robert Von Putt-
kamer, sou of the Baron Von Puttkamer
who was recently minister of finance bi Ger
many, la dying of consumption at Be levue
noapitai. no naa lead a roving and dissi
pated life, and is destitute.
DROWNED IN AN ILLINOIS SLOLGM.
lour Men En Route to a Dance Lose
OgUAWXA, Ills., Jan. 20. Elmer I reed.
Silas Tracy, Charles Wilson and Alexander
Whitemore, of Gladstone, Ilia, wort
drowned in Griswold's slough near Burling
ton. Saturday nbxht Tliev started for a
dance, Imt their team became unnianagiable
ana backed the wagon over the bank and
broke through the Ice. The body of I read
waa recovered. Both horses were also
Another Agent of The London Times.
ui.tvir, coio., Jan. 20. it is stated on
good authority that an Englishman who is
stopping here under the name of Murray is
an agent of The London Times, and of C apt
O'Bhea's lawyer in the divorce suit wherein
raxne.ll is coresismdent. Murray has culled
on several prominent Irishmen, but all liave
refused him a hearing, though he exhit ited
his credentials from the British foreign
office, and a letter from the manager of The
Want tho West to Shell Out.
Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 20. The Oiion.
doga, Conn., Farmers'club Saturday ado ted
resolutions declaring that tho state free ca
nals were of no use to New YArkfarmtra,
but of great benefit to the west and noctb
west; demanding that the state oeaas to
spend money on said canals, and that ton
m take them In charge, so that the wast
may bear its proportion of the cost of mi in-
A Dark Story as to Robert Garrett.
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 20. Saturday's
Issue of Every Saturday contained a st rv
about Robert Garrett that has set the to en
agog. It says that the ex-president of lite
Baltimore and Ohio is held under unneree
sary restraint and is practically a priaoiior
in his own house, and continues the sensation
by intimating that th purpose of the :-w
straint is to get hold of his money.
A Champion Oarsman's FaaeraL
San Francisco, Jan. 20. Advices ' tar
steamship Mariposa state that the funeral of
Searle the oarsman, at Sydney, Dec. 14. was
wltneawd by fully 170,000 people. Hay
and aldermen and a deputation of members
of parliament took part in the procession,
which was one of tha longest ever seen la
Australia, A monument is to be erected to
Bearle s memory.
MISERY ON PARADE.
Doleful Procession for
don to Ponder.
THE L00ZED-0UT GAS MEN WALK.
West-Enders Have Their Kleg-ant Sunday
Rest Disturbed by an Army of Starving
Working-men A Bankrupt Vienna La
dles' Tailor Takes a Disastrous Jour
ney How an Artist Brought Spain's
. Queen Regent to Book.
London, Jan. 20. The peaceful and con
tented portion of London's population had
its nerves shocked again yesterday by a
demonstration on the part of that portion
which is not contented and not always so
peaceful The persons who thus rudely in
terrupted the quiet observance of the day
were the gas workers or rather the ex-gas-workers
for they are no longer workers,
nor even strikers. Their places at the gas
works have been filled, and they are literally
locked out To be locked out in London is
almost equivalent to a sentence of slow death
A Ghastly Sort of Parade.
It has been thought that aeae men had
loot their identity as gas workers, or strikers,
or anything but simple units of the great
mats of unemployed; for the strike was over
and forgotten weeks ago. Thus the appear
ance of this organized body of unfortunates
had a somewhat uncanny effect ; something
like the appearance of the ghost of that
which had been buried out of sight When
the ex-gas workers entered Hyde Park in
grim procession people wondered whether
the riotous actions of the great labor demon
strations of a year ago were to be repeated.
The "Bobbies" made sure of their batons,
and tho "Johnnies" remembered that engage
ments called for their presence elsewhere
Showed Their Woe to the Kllte.
The procession, with bands playing mourn
ful airs and banners of doleful legend flying
a Dove, tnen moved past the mansions in the
west end, and was given the right of way at
unanimously as if it been composed of es
caped small-pox patients. The marcher?
cowiea angrily at tne swells, wuo gazed on
them from the windows of private mansions
ana eiuos, ana many were tne barsh epi-
tnets Bung out by the sullen, hopeless, al-
diori Desperate men. At some
points movements were made
if to stone the windows of the clubs
and it was only by the energetic efforts ol
the leaders, among whom were some of the
coolest heads and shrewdest of the labor agi
tators of London, that outbreaks were pre
vented, no mat, on the whole, the demon
stration was an orderly one, and London
can congratulate itself of having again put
off the evil day which so many prophesy as
inevitable. 1 be east end again absorbed its
delegations of "Les Misorables" and the west
end went to church.
BRITTLE BECAUSE HE WAS "BROKE.
A ienna Ladles' Tailor Takes a Novel
Trip to Tarls.
Taris, Jan. 2tt Herman Zeitunger, the
fashionable Vienna ladies' tailor, having de
cided to come to Paris without paying his
fare, on account of failure In business, con
structed a packing case in the form of
pyramid, with a flat top as the lid, which
waa fastened inside by a bolt, and half filled
with straw. He provided himself with bread
sausages, and some bottles of water. The
case was marked on the outaid : "This side
up. Brittle." He then ordered the carmen
of the railway company to fetch the pack
age, and jumped in himself. The jolting on
the journey was awful. Sometimes he was
left alone for hours, nearly stifled under piles
of goods. He reached Paris after a terrible
journey of sixty hours, nearly dead, and was
arrested by the custom house officers and
prosecuted for defrauding the railway com
Marlborough on Absenteeism.
London, Jan. 20. Recent articles pub
lished by the duke of Marlborough, railing
against the Irish landlords, have raised a
storm of howls from the Tory ranks. Marl
borough accuses the Irish landlords of fla
grant neglect of their most sacred duties in
spending all of their surplus cash in London,
or ou the continent, and not a penny on
their estates, with the result that while the
holdings of their tenants become less valua
ble their rents advance, the high rates being
sustained by tue constantly increasing needs
oi tne indifferent and profligate landowners.
IJttle "Abe" Lincoln.
London, Jan. 20. Young Abraham Lin
coln, who has been lying at the point of
death in Versailles for the last ten weeks,
was brought to London Friday as the only
means of saving his life. The incomietence
of French physicians lias been a drawback to
hut recovery ever since the blunder of one of
them, in operating upon the carbuncle, laid
the boy low. Sunday morning he was much
oetter, and Dr. Jones thinks recovery
probable, though the boy is still very sick.
Their Lot Not a Happy One.
LONDON, Jan. 20. The last fortnight has
been an unhappy one for Irish editors, nine
of whom within that time have boon sen
tenced to terms of imprisonment for viola
tions of the coercion law, while one has been
imprisoned in England for libel, and a Lon
don correspondent has been amerced in the
sum of 1,000 for a similar offence. Alto
gether the life of a newspaper man in the
British dominions is not a uniformly pleas
The Artist Got His Price.
Madrid, Jan. 20. A little while ago
Spanish painter was commissioned to paint a
likeness of the baby king. He did so, and
presented a bill for 20,0 K). Oueen Chris
tina objected, and said the prioe was too
extravagant The artist expressed his regret
that his terms were too high for the royal
purse, and begged her majesty to accept the
picture as a gift The queen, hi -lily indig
nant, wrote a check at once.
Asking a Big Increase In Wages.
Berlin, Jan. 20. The central miners'
committee at Essen has addressed a demand
to the Mine Owners' association for 50 per
cent increase in wages, eight hours labor a
day and the payment of wages in bi-weekly
instalments, mere la no indication that the
masters will concede these demands.
Monkish Manuscripts Discovered.
London, Jan. 20. A number of monkish
manuscripts of great value have been discov
ered in Brunswick, Germany. These docu
ments date back to 1500. and contain in.
formation hitherto accepted as morelv tra-
uiuonai, or as a manor or conjecture.
The Kaiser and the Newspapers.
London, Jan. 20. The Emperor William's
ordor against The Kruur Zaltuug and other
too independent journals, not only excludes
them from the royal paiaoes and offices but
prohibits their circulation anion? the arm v.
or at least in the barracks.
Death of an Ex-King.
Rome, Jan. 20. Prince Amadeo. duke of
Aoeta, brother of King Humbert and ex-
king of Spain, died at Turin at ? o'clock
Saturday evening of pneumonia resmltlna'
from influeusm. I Vines Amadeo was In his
Tho Indefatigable Gladstone.
London, Jan. 20. Mr. Olads'one will
spend the month of February at Oxford.
where he wiU remain in strict seclusion, de
voting nis time to writing articles for En
glish and American reviews.
That Warrant Served oa Powderly.
Scbanton, Pa., Jan. 20. General Master
Workman Powderly was well enough to
walk out Saturday, and the warrant for his
arrest, sworn out by Callaghan, was served
upon him by Constable Moran. Powderlv
at once proceeded to Alderman Fuller's of
fice with his attorney, Joseph O'Brien, and
gave bail In the sum of $.'Su0 to answer in the
BASED ON BULLION.
The .Administration Silver
Ready for Congress.
TEXT OF WLttDOM'S NEW MEASURE.
Bis Report oa the Subject Condensed Into
tho Form of a Bill Some Interesting;
Testimony In the Ohio Ballot-Box For-
gery Case Wood's Torsion of the Crook
edness An Indiana Representative en
Bead's "Lift" Officials with the Grippe
Farwell to Fight.
Washington City, Jan. 20. The follow
ing is the text of the administration bill,
prepared by Secretary Windom, embodying
the silver measure proposed in his annual
report and which will be introduced in both
the house and senate at the earliest oppor
tunity: "A bill authorizing the Issue of treasury
notes on deposits of silver bullion.
"Be it enacted, etc. That any owner of
silver bullion, the product of the mines of
he United States or of ores smelted or re
fined in the United States, may deposit the
same at any coinage mint or at any as?ay office
in the United States that the secretary of
the treasury may designate, and receive
therefor treasury notes hereinafter provided
for, equal at the date of deposit to the net
value of such silver, at the market price,
such pries to be determined by the secretary
of the treasury under rules and regulations
prescribed, based upon the price current in
she leading silver markets of the world; but
no deposit consisting In whole or in part of
silver bullion or foreign silver coins imported
into this country, or bars resulting from
knelted or refined foreign silver coins, shall
be received under the provisions of this act
"Sec. 2. That the secretary of the treasury
shall cause to be prepared treasury notes in
such amounts as may be required for the
purpose of the above section, and in such
form and denomination as he may prescribe;
provided that no notes shall be of a denomi
nation less than tl nor more than 11,000.
"Sec. 3. That the notes issued nndar this
act shall he receivable for customs, taxes,
and all public debts, and when received into
the treasury may be reissued; and such
notes, when held by any national banking
association, shall be counted as part of its
"Sec 4. That the notes issued under the
provisions of this act shall be redeemed upon
demand at the treasury of the United States
or at the office of an assistant treasurer of
the United States by the issue of a certificate
of deposit for the sum of the notes so pre
sented, payable at one of the mints of the
United States, in an amount of silver bullion
equal in value (on the date of said certificate)
to the nuraher of dollars stated therein, at
the market price of silver, to be determined
as provided in section 1 ; or such notes may
be redeemed in gold coin at the option of the
government; provided, that upon demand of
the holder such notes shall be redeemed in
"Sec. 5. That when the market price oi
silver, as determined by the secretary of
the treasury, shall exceed f 1 for 871.25 grains
of pure silver, it shall be the duty of the
secretary of the treasury to refuse to receive
deposits of silver bullion for the purposes of
"Sec 6. That it shall be lawful for the
secretary of the treasury, with the spproval
of the president of the United States, to sus
pend, temporarily, the receipt of silver
bullion for treasury notes at any time when
he is satisfied through combinations or spec
ulative manipulation of the market the price
of siver is arbitrary, nominal or fictitious.
"Sec 7. That the silver bulliou deposited
under this act, represented by treasury
notes, which bave been redeemed in gold
coin or siver dollars, may be coined into
standard silver dollars or other denomina
tions of sliver eoin now authorized by law,
ior tne purpose oi replacing the coin used
in the redemption of the notes.
"Sec. 6. That so much of the act of Feb.
23, lhTS, entitled 'An act to authorize the
coinage of the silver dollar, and to restore
its legal tender character,' as requires the
monthly purchase and coinage in silver dol
lars of not less than (2,000.000 nor more
than (4,0ti0,0uo worth of silver bullion, is
IfSec. 8.-That any gain or seigniorajre aris
ing from the coinage which may be executed
under the provisions of this act shall be
accounted for and paid into the treasury as
proviaea nv existing law.
"Sec. 10. That silver bullion received nnder
the provisiens of this act shall be subject to
tne requirements ol existing law and the reg
ulations of the mint service governing the
methods of receipt, determining the amount
ofure silver contained, and the amount of
charges or reductions, if any, to be made.
"Sec 11. That nothing in this act shall be
construed to prevent the purchase, from
time to time, as may be required, of silver
bullion lor the subsidiary silver coinage.
"Sec 12. That a sum sufficient to carry
out the provision of this act is hereby ap-
propnaioa oui oi any money in the treasury,
uui oiuurv uie appropriateo.
"Sec. 13. That all acts and parts of acts
inconsistent with the provisions of this act
are hereby repealed.
"Sec 14. That this act shall take effect
thirty days from ond after its passage."
THE BALLOT-BOX INQUIRY.
Conclusion oj Gov. Furaker's Testimony
n ood Goes n the Stand.
Washington Citt, Jan. 20. The ballot
box investigation was the leading attraction
Saturday, as it was expected that Wood him
sel would testify, and the expectation was
not a mistaken one. Ex-Governor Forak en
closed bis testimony early in the day. The
most interesting part or it was where be ex
plained why he was willing to use the paper
when he found such names as Senator Sher
man on it He said he had no reason to
doubt the genuineness of the signatures. He
admitted that be was astonished, and said
that when he saw Sherman's sienature he
was almost willing to believe anything of
anybody, lie bad not communicated with
any of the gentlemen, because Sherman and
Butterworth were abroad at the time, and
it was a delicate matter to write McKinley,
uuw siguniurc awuioi genuine, aoout a
matter so grave as this, especially as he be-
lievsd.tbe signature was all right After the
facte came out be dronoed Wood H
thought Campbell was guilty because he did
not deny the charge instantly, and because
instead of doing so Campbell had denounced
witness as a scoundrel He ouo-ht tht
Halstead, who was opposed to Wood belns-
made inspector, should have been more sus
picious than he (witness). During the closins-
part of the testimony the governor became
warm, ana denounced Wood, who was stand
ing near, as a forger and scoundrel
William L. Walters, of Utioa. Mich., took
ths stand. He said that at Wood's request
he procured a copy of the ballot-box bill for
the latter, and also about thirty-five auto
graphs of congressmen, Wood being partic
ularly desirous of obtaining the autoeraDb
of Senators McPhersou and Stockbridge.
The Immortal Wood Appears.
The next witness was Richard O. Wood.
for whom everybody was waiting. He ad
mitted having procured the forgery of the
papers printed in The Commercial last fall.
purporting to be a contract for stock in the
ballot-box oouipany, the names being writ
ten from autographs on slips of paper which
he provided, by Mr. Millward, of Cincinnati,
in the office of Solicitor Murray, of the Hall
& Wood Ballot-Box company. Wood told
Mil ward that he wanted the uaner to trade
for what is called the "George top" letter.
which might have injured the Republican
cause. There was some trouble about sr at-
ting an admission from witness that be pro
cured the forgery, but he finally clearly ad
mitted that fact In doing this, however, hs
gave nis version of bis connection witb Gov
ernor Foraker, whom he had known for fif
Another Terslon of the Matter.
He Said that "Jim" Foraker. the irovnrnnr
brother, first suggested that he (Wood's)
could probably get the smoke inspectorship,
and spoke of a number of telegrams which
passed between him and the governor, nont
of Which he now iMsSessed. Ha said that
Governor Fojer suggested to him that he
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could do a little ''hut-tling" for him. The
hustling that Wood said the governor
wanted was the procurement of a document
drawn up in Ben Butterworth's office, which
tha governor wanted to use agaiont Butter
worth, because, the lntt-r was fighting him
and endeavoring to prove that he was dis
reputable. The governor, so Wood said,
proposed to head this off by proving that
Batterworthwasdisreputabla. Wood's whole
testimony on this branch was directed to
prove that Governor Foraker had wanted
the papr to get even with enemies in his
own party and that be did not seem to care
how he did it. When asked, however, ii
Foraker had know iniy entered into a con
spiracy, witness said he had not. Governor
Foraker said he did not desire to question
witness and the committee adjourned.
Something New on the Rail.
Washington City, Jan. 30. The Pennsyl
vania Railroad company has decidea to im
prove the facilities of. its limited express
trains and add to their conveniences by in
troducing a stenographer and typewriter for
the service of the passengers, A young man,
expert in both branches of his profession,
will be placed on each train betwann NVv
York and Pittsburg to take the dictation and
transcribe on the typewriter the correspon
dence of passengers who desire to a vail them
selves of his services. By this means a busi
ness or professional man can attend to his
correspondence en route.
Cheadle Heads the List.
Washington City, Jan. 30 The Chicago
Herald correspondent telegraphed his paper
last night the story that Lodge, of Massachu
setts, says that Speaker FL-ed has a list of the
men who raised a row when they did not
get what they wanted on the committees.
Says Lodge: "He the speaker divided the
soreheaiis into threw classes, the first of
which were marked 'K,' as an abbreviation
for kicker; the second was marked 'H. K
for hard kicker, and the third degree is 'H.
H. K.," or h 1 of a hard kicker. Cheadle, of
Indiana, beads the H. H. Ks.'"
Proceedings In ths House.
HASHnroTON City, Jan, 3a The house
met at 1 p. m. Saturday, that hour having
been fixed in order to permit the members to
attend Mr. Walker Blame's funeral The
t Louis Worlds fair bill was introduced.
Ins ballot-box investigators were granted
permission to sit during the sessions of the
bouse. A bill was intr.tduced to refer ques
tions of law growing out of the Silcott de
falcation to the court of claims. The rest of
the day was spent in committee on the Okla
homa town site bill, which was pending at
More Officials IHiwn with La Grippe.
Washington City, Jan. 30. Robert
Blaine, brother of Secretary Blaine, is quits
ill with pneumonia and was unable to attend
fie funeral of his nephew Walket
Dlaine Saturday. Assistant 8ecretarv
Batcheller, of the treasury department, who
has been down witb the grip for several days
uues uui improve.
Farwell Dons War Taint.
Washington City, Jan 30. No doubt
longer exists, so it is said, that it is the in
tention of Senator Farwell to oppose con
firmation of the nomination of John If
Clark. The senator has concluded that there
is no other course left open to him, no mat
ter wnat senator Cullom may decide to da
MIGHT HAVE BIDED HIS TIME.
A Father and Daughter Try to Kill Thoos
olvos and Little OlrL
Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 20. Frank Feu-ley,
a German shoemaker, 74 years old, llvtag
witn ms daughter, Mrs. Myers, a widow,
and her 10-year-old daughter, at 47 Cypress
street, early yesterday morning becoming
despondent proposed to (his daughter that
they end all then- troubles by poisjonins
themselves, and Feirley bavins: some ozalle
acid in the house, drugged the coffee and all
drank it, the child being the only one Ignor
ant of what she was doing. Feu-ley's ohances
for recovery are small. The woman's oaf
is apparently the most serious. It is though
the little girl will recover.
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growing business and we have decided to
give up our
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20th to sell out our entire stock of
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see local page.
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