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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHts W- yOTTKW.
Thrrsdat, March 13. 1890.
At the reqneit of many friend I hereby an
nounce mrself a cindldate for the office of
Townihlp Collector, (object to the decision of the
Democratic clty-townshlp conremion,
C, H. Seidbx.
To the Votm of Rock Island ;
I hereby retpeetfnlly announce myee'f ai a
candidate for the office of Township Collector.
If elected I ha! dlatribnto the entire Inoome of
the off! a. lcaa actual expenies, which I guaran
tee will not exceed :, aaong the following
public instituUons; Si Lake' hospital flSO; In
aatrtal Home 0: La tie' Relief aociety and
Industrial school S00; and the balance toward
the new Young Men' Christian association
bnlldlog. FaasTa v tt r i:
HarrlMB'a War W eeaea.
President Harrison prides himself. It is
aalil, upon the eminent success he ha.s
arhiered in smashing senatorial slate and
divers thing political in and about Chi
cat( . His lateit exploit In thin line I the
utter wreck of the rule established by
(Jen. Qrant and religiously adhered to by
hi, successors until now, under which (he
pension office in this city was set apart
for women. Miss Sweet, the daughter of
a gallant soldier of Illinois, was the first
beneficiary of this rule, and held the of
fice through the later years of the Grant
dispensation, and continuously until four
years ago, when it was given to Mrs.
Mulligan, the widow of another hero
whose services In his day made his name
In all these years there has been no
complaint of lack of efficiency on the part
of the incumbents In fact, the business
of the pension agency has been so careful
ly, methodically and promptly conducted
as to receive the highest praise from the
accounting officers of the treasury as well
as from the thousands of pensioners who
receive their allowances through it. In
view of this admirable management it
has been generally supposed that if
(he present adroiniatiation at Wash
ington felt impelled to make a
change in the rffice the change would
be in the lint- of the commendable
precedents referred to, and that the
emoluments of the important place
would continue to lie given to the worthv
widow or daughter of some brave soldier,
and in her hands would still afford em
ployment to women having like claims to
But the professors of "political poli
tics" are now running the government
machine, and women, having no votea,
are use'ess to machine politicians. Mr.
Harrtaon has undertaken 10 reorganize
the republican party in Illinois as a Har
rlson party, and he expects by the use of
bis patronage to accomplish that design.
Hen suited to bis purpose are not numer
ous in Chicago, for almost every reputa
ble republican politician there entertalna
for the grandson of bis grandfather the
s une profound contempt that is so freely
expressed by men of Influence elsewhere.
For this reason the president was con
strained to go down to the borders of
Egypt for a pension agent, and to bring
thence a "hustler" from whom good ser
vice may he expected in the Harrison
war upon the Farwell faction of the
And so, after some fifteen or sixteen
years of honest, capable and efficient
work, tha women are ousted from the
pension agencv and the office will hence
forth be a camping-ground for party
backs and presidential-machine opera
ors. There is no reason to expect that
the change will be an improvement.
IftH twill at Ht. Augustln Chicago 4,
A national eeofosjajoR ff tin- department
Sfeosfj WiO fti i I at Detroit Aug If next
Kiv.. thousand mm rs at Nottingham.
England, have struck for an increase of
Tha secretary of th treasury has ap
pninfetl Mr John F. Hcaulau, of Chicago, a
special treasury agent.
Nix burglar escaped from the Jail at Ean
Claire VVi- early Wednesday morning.
Officer are in pursuit of tha fugitive.
The rumor printed yesterday that Jay
GouM nn- gmng to marry the yonng widow
of Mauri' J. Klynn is authoritatively de
The supreme court of New York haa
n nr.le.l it,., w ,r.- ,.i l,norgM Htom, eon
of ttie late Kmery A Htorrs, a limited di
vorce It has hewn ascertained that eighty miners
lost their liven bv tho explosion at the
Morsa colliery, I ilnnmorgaushlre, Wales,
The Buck Island ruilway has Issued an or
lei that men in their employ most quit
drinking intoxicants to tin extent of becom
ing under then inllueuca.
f'aris a.lvwvs statu that in the campaign
airainst King liahomey, which haa Just
endml, 1 .11 iiaboinian. Including one fe
male gnuvrul. weru killed.
J. Young Scautmoti. the well-known Chi
ragoati. ft lying very III at bis raaUianoa In
that citv. but tall vlaitora that ha is worth
half h dozen i lend man yet.
Indications at Helena. Ark., are that the
Miaalasippi will gi to a stag ftf feat higher
(ban ever before. aol It looks as if a diaaa
trous overflow is inevitable
Judge Andrew Davis, probably tha richeat
man In Montana, died at butt Monday
night, aged 71 years. His property la esti
mated at from $6,000,000 to 110,000,000.
Rev. W. H. Ylbbert, rector for several
years of Bt. Jamas' Epiacopal church, Chi
cago, haa resigned, and will go to Philadel
phia, asBunitng cbarga there of Ht. Pater's
Ottia Fisher, a boy of 17 years, with a
round, girlish face, clear complexion and
golden curls, is in Jail at Georgetown, Ilia,
on a charge of making counterfeit nickels.
Ha baa confessed.
In a collision between a passiin,ar and a
freight tram on the Book Island railway at
Blua Island, a suburb of Chicago, Tuesday
night, John Berry, a train band, was killed,
and another man seriously, but not fatally
Tha convention of cattle men. In session
at Fort worth, Tex., baa adopted resolutions
in favor of establishing refrigerators on
the cattle-raising grounds, and thereby com
peting with Chicago for the control of the
dressed beef market.
. Clarence J. Toot, who left Grand Bapida,
Mich., eotne time ago In company with
some of the money of tho United Bnatas Ex
press company, haa written to his father
from Lisbon, Portugal, that bis action was
a crasy freak, and that he la coming home
so stand b:n punishment.
emigrant Defreoders Convicted.
Vebxxa, March 13 The court at Wado
wloa has sentenced two of the prisoners con
victed of defrauding emigrants to fonr and
a half years' imprisonment at hard labor,
and the other to terms ranging from one to
,ou' Tears. The public prosecutor has ap
pealed from the Judgment of the court on
the ground that the sentences are inade-
GAVE IT ALL AWAY.
An Artful Correspondent Traps
PUMPING FOR NEWS A FINE AET.
The Victim Telia All He Knows Without
firing A ware of the Fact Butterworth
and Mason Have a Tilt on the Lard
Question Peaslmlatle View of the
Farmer'e Prospects Call's "Revision"
of Hla Speech Condemned The Day In
Congresa Capital Mlarellany.
Washington City, March 18. The New
York Herald's correspondent in thia city
telegraphs the following to his paper:
Senator Faulkner, of West Virginia, and
Senator Bate, of Tennessee, were seated to
gether in a committee-room Tuesday when
Mr. Georgo Harries, a newspaper man, en
tered. "Harries," siid Senator Faulkner, "I wish
you would tell me how you newspaper men
get information of the transactions of our
secret sessions. "
"Why," said Mr. Harries, "there is a com
mittee ii-stairs tying to Had that out.
You ought to go up and listen to tha testi
"Never mind the committee," said the
senator; "won't you tell me just for the
gratification of my own curiosity '"
Will Ynn Walk Into My Parlor?
Mr. Harries reflected a moment and aald "I
would have no objection to telling you, sen
ator, If you were authorized by the senate
to receive th-f information."
"Then, why don't you tell it ta the com
mittee r asked the senator.
"Is the committee properly constituted and
duly authorized to receive such informa
"Of course it is "
"How do you make that outf
"Why," said the senator, "it was consti
tuted by the senate In the regular way un
der Senator Dolph s resolution.
8ald Has Spider to the Fly.
Then Senator Faulkner went ahead and
gave every detail of the maimer in which the
senate discusfed and adopted the resolution,
how the committee wh- contituted, and
what it was empowered to do. When Faulk
ner bad concluded. Harries said: Well, aena
tor, that is tho way we newspaper men get
information of the prooe "dings of the secret
session. Good day.
Senator Faulkner did not get the full mean
ing of the newspaper man's remark until
Senator Hate quietly and good huinoredly
aaid: "Faulkner, if every senator were as
easy to pump as you are, we might as well
hold our secret sessions out on the portico."
The Dosph committee was appointed during
a -ecret session of the senate.
THEY TALKED ABOUT LARD.
Iwn Lively li Mlors 1'lead fur The I r Re
Washington City, March 1! Butter
worth of t lino, and Mason of Illinois made
arguments before the agricultural commit
tee of the houso yesterday on the proposed
legislation taxing lard compounds. Butter
worth spoke in favor of his bill, and Mason
opposl both tho Butterworth bill and the
measure Introduced by Conger. Butter-
worth said that the object of his bill was to
rai-e a revenue; to regulate a certain indus
try so that it should not be permitted to de
stroy an established industry, and so that
it should tie conducted with a view to com
mon honesty, and to prevent the destruction
of an established article of coinnvrce, man
ufactured by the farmer.
The (Granger Becoming a Feasant.
The legislation had lieen proposed not to
prevent the manufacturers of compound lard
pursuing a new industry. "We only ask,"
he said, "that in taking its place it shall not
place is finger on the throat of another in
dustry." Butterworth discusse-i the present
condition of the American fanner. He took
a gloomy view of the situation, stating that
the farmers were becoming a class of peas
ants, and a debased class at that. The farm
ers had been robtied by means of gambling
shops, and now they weru robbed by means
of a counterfeit
Butterworth Grow Belligerent.
Concerning the compound lard manufac
turers, he said that he only asked that they
conduct their business honestly. All this
talk about the compound lard being better
than the original article was "pure rot."
When people asked for lard they wanted
pure lard, if he sent his baby to his grocer
for a squirrel, and the grocer gave the baby
a rat no matter how luscious the rodent
be would lick that grocer U he could He
asked for a squirrel, an the people asked for
lard, and he did not want a rat. Statistics
showed that last year the farmer had been
robbed by m -ans of this compound lard in
dustry of $15,000,000.
A i) Him or "Oray Matter."
Mason, in addrossing the committee, said
that there was no counterfeit in compound
lard. He did not understand how any man
with an ouncn of "gray matter" In the up
per end of his anatomy, could buy lard la
belled plainly "compound lard" and then say
that he did not know what he was buying;
that he hail been misled. Those representa
tives in congress living in agricultural dis
tricts, flew to the farmers as a rock of ref
uge. As a representative of the working
people of bis city he flew to the working
people as his rock of refuge, and was In
favor of giving them an rconomical food.
In aiming to help the farmer u tax was be
ing placed on tin- food of the working peo
ple. A Word for the Working-man.
Mason said there was a great deal of talk
about the deplorable condition of tie- fanner,
but little was said about the hard times the
working people were forced to meet. Com
paring hog lard and couiHund lard. Mason
held that thu latter was healthier than any
product from the bog, because it was a vege
table compound. It was not so much the
tax imposed on the compound that he ob
jected to; It was that the stringency of the
internal revenue law would prevent dealers
keeping the product in stock. He did not
object to the passage of any measure that
placed all lard whether from the hog or
compounded on the same basis, by having
each marked with a label containing a state
ment of exactly what the lard was com
Ofl for a Trip to the South.
WaBHINOTon ClTT, March 13 Postmaster
General Wanamaker left the city to day on
hia trip south, accompanied by his wife and
daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, Mr and
Mrs. Buasell Harrison, and several friends
of the president and family. The party will
be absent for ten days or two weeks.
The Bullet That Killed Taulbee.
WAsatifOToiv Cm, March 18. The doc
tors yesterday found the bullet that killed
ez-Congresaiuan Taulbee, an I are now won
dering how he lived so long. The ball passed
down war and inward from lieneath the
eye, fractured the arbital plate and in its
course toward the brain fractured anl splin
tered portion of the temporal bone. Anally
Imbedding itself in the bone and dura mater.
A large abscess waa formed at the base of
the brain. The ball could not have been ex
BUSINESS IN CONGRESS.
Bills and Resolutions Agreed to and Mea
u res Discussed.
V7a8k:hoton City, March 13. The suuate
yesterday' agreed to the house concurrent
resolution directing au investigation into
Immigration matters, the effect of, foreign
purchases of American industries, etc.;
also the resolution excluding from Tha
Record Call's interpolations In the debate
with Chandler. The vote on this waa: Yeas,
80; nays, 14, Payne, Pugh, Vance and Cook -rell
voting with the Republican After
short debate on the resolution to electa pres
ident pro tern, it was laid aside, and the
educational bill came up, and March iX) waa
fixed for the close of the general debate.
Plumb moved to amend rule 30 so as to re
quire all rotas in secret session to be made
public the day they were oast ; referred. The
resolution to elect a president pro tern, waa
next agreed to and again the educational
bill came up, and George and Hoar spoke in
Its favor, the tetter saying that if he could
be assured that the bid woul I pais and bene
fit the country as much a he believed it
would, he would willingly r d ire from pub
lic life to obscurity. A shot t executive ses
sion was held, followed by adjournment.
The house passed the bill a .propriating for
the removal of the sandbar at the entrance
to Milwaukee harbor; also the bill granting
right of way through the 8b eton and Wah
peton Indian reservations i i Dakota to the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul railway.
In committee of the whole tha Oklahoma bill
waa considered, an a mend met t being adopted
prohibiting the introduction of intoxicants
into the territory. Pending discussion the
sommittee rose and the hous. adjourned.
Will Have to Get Along vlth Dinah.
Washington City, March 13. Secretary
Windom yesterday address 1 a letter to the
bureau of immigration of Pic rida in reply to
their question whether it w u Id be a viola
lation of law to import aervi nt girls from
Sweden and Norway, the girls paying their
own way, and the bureau agreeing to fur
nish them places in Florida oi their arrival
in the United State. The a cretary refers
them to the courts, but intimites that in his
opinion the importation wou d be unlawful.
Prospects of Very Hlg i Water.
Washington City, March 3. The signal
officer annoutic -a that the OI io and Missis
sippi are rising at all poInU from Cincinnati
down, and at Cairo within the next live
days the river will approximate the highest
water ever known. The rainfall during the
last four days in the Ohio drainage area
equals four and a half cubic n ilea of water,
and in the Yickstmrg drainage irea two cubic
milea The signal office warns She Mississippi
river people to look out for tbt ir property.
Another Opening for War Claim.
Washington City, March 1 1. The house
committee on war claims ba authorized a
favorable report on the house bill authoriz
ing the secretary of war, upoi application,
to reopen the claim of any al citizen for
quartermasters stores and su isi-tenc sup
plies taken during tha late wi r, whioh has
been filed heretofore and disal owed by the
quartermaster general or the commanding
geueral under the act of July 4, 1804.
May Do a Banking Bu dness.
Washihoton City, March 13 The fol
lowing named national banks have been au
thorised to commence busintss: Hopewell
National bank at Hopewell, ft. J., capital,
50,000; National Bank or Claysville, at
Claysville, Pa., capital, 950,010; National
Bank of North Dakota, at largo, N. D.,
OLD BOYS AND GIF LS.
A Wedding Party Whose Aggregate Ages
Were C60 Year.
Wilkksbarrb, Pa., March 3. A novel
wedding took place at the Cour ".right house,
this city. The combined ages f the bridal
party were 1909 years, tu follows: Bridegroom,
Shad rack Gregory, 81; bride, iirs. Mary C.
Marr, M ; groom's best man, R V. Van
Horn, 63; bridemaid, 04. Ju'tice of the
Peace Colen, of Union towns! ip, tied the
knot. The bride was dressed in ber first
wedding trousaeau, made fort -two years
Fonr m ore. But Not a I'ool.
Both groom and bride were as frisky as if
but 'JO, and before the ceremon.' the groom
said to the justice:
"Now, justice, don't imagine t bat because
lam fourscore that I am a font, I don't
know bow much love there Is in this match,
but there is enough to make Ms me and me
happy until we are parted by death. There
will be no divorce in our case. 1 am lonely ;
so is the woman We want to en joy each oth
r'a company in old age, and that is what we
are here foi to have our ideas regarding the
matter consummated. Proceed with the
TWO IMPORTANT RAILWAY DEALS.
The C, B. and N. (lobbied by tt e "Q" and
the Mono by the Pennsylvania.
Boston, March 13 A circular has been
issued to the stockholders of the Chi
eago. Burlington and Northern lailroad in
which it is stated that the l' B. and Q. has
offered $40 per share cash for the stock
of the former company. The directors
recommend that the offer be accepted, and
will, on their part, turn in all the r stock at
the price offered. All stockholde -s who de
sire to avail themselves of the offi r must do
so within sixty daya
A Majority of the Stock Bo ight.
It transpires that a majority of the stock
has already been purchased by the C. , B. and
V . and that the reason for the dad is that
theC, B and N., is a terror for ra e cutting,
and its purchase by the "Q" will stop this
game. A t ilegram from Chicago says that
the general opinion of railway meu there is
voiced by what Vice President Mul en, of the
Chicago and Alton says: "If the n ws is cor
rect, it removes the most troublesome factor
from the railroad situation. If thi Burling
ton and Northern becomes officially part of
the 'V system, that is a guarantee 'or its be
havior, as the 'V cannot afford to ndulge in
any underhand work in the nortl west, its
interest in other territory beiiu: of far
A Rumor Abont the " Moat a."
Nbw York, March 13 It is bell sved that
the new board of directors of th Monou
company elected yesterday Is In tb interest
of the Pennsylvania and the Louisville and
Nashville railroada It seems that the Penn
sylvania railroad managed matters so as to
put in a directory of its own and t hat sev
eral of the old directors were left out. Then
W. F. Black was appointed genertl man
ager, and he is an old Pennsylvania man.
The general effect wl 1 be to stop ate cut
ting Interstate loaatrM laquliy.
Chicago, March 18. Interstate Com
merce Commissioners William R. Morrison
and Wheelock I). Veazey arrived in this
it v yes lead ay moruing anil cum n ! I the
Investigation of the allegation that the rail
roads are charging excessive freight rates
m food products between the points of pro
duction and the eastern markets. ' 'he sea
ii ni yesterday was devoted to the hearing
it the board of trade meu who wished par
ticularly to voice their grievance against
:be "Sm," line.
Htatement of the Weetarn I nt in.
New York. March 13 The stateiient of
the Western Union Telegraph company for
the quarter ending March 31 shows l hat the
surplus on baud Jan. I. 18W). was fv. 157,308.
The net revenues of the quarter ending
March 31, partly estimated, will be about
15,950,000, making the surplus on tl at date
1 10,WT,303. From thia will be taker for in
terest on bonds, sinking funds, and d vidend
of l)i per cent, an aggregate of tl. 112,340,
leaving the surplus tO,3M.9M. Thi divi
dend will be payable on and after A iril 15
Lotteries Dead In North Dakol a.
Bismarck, N. D , March 18. The ottery
bill met Its Waterloo in the house last night,
when Stevens of Ransom county mi ved to
reconsider the vote which indefinitely post
poned senate bill 107, by which the Jittery
bill la known, and tha motion waa los I by a
vote of 31 to iflt. This kills the measi :re o
far as this aaaaion la oonoernsd.
Mast Bell on Its Own Merits.
BotTOK, March 13. In the house ester -day
afternoon the bill forbidding the ale of
oleomargarine as butter waa passed by a
vote of 14X to 33. An amendment wt s also
adopted to the effect that nothing in t le bill
hall prevent the sale of oleomargai ine as
The Bay View Railway Dieastei .
BUFFALO, N. Y., March 13. The inquest
on the Bay View railway wrack wat con
tinued yesterday. The testimony conl rmed
that given by the witnesses Tuesda , and
was to the effect further that if the hand
brakes had been promptly applied the acci
dent would probably have be n in par the
fatal portion averted. No light was
thrown on how the air brake on the foi ward
part of the train waa set. Tho c upler
which caused the trouble was brougat in
and seemed all right.
J. Frank Armstrong, of Philadelphia is in
trouble because be has spent tlO,IOO if his
employers money without their coassn .
A Great Throng of Old Soldiers
DISTIN TO BE THEIR COMMANDER.
The Choice Made with Enthusiastic Ap
plause Gen. Alger Again Talks for the
Service Pension Names of the Men Se
lected for omrc -The District Dele
gates Close of the Indiana Encamp
ment Stormont for Commander Pen
QriNCY, Ills., March ia The twenty
fourth annual encampment of the state de
partment of the Grand Army of the Repub
lic opened in earnest yesterday. Nearly
every post in the state organization was
represented and in consequence the accom
modations thought to be amply sufficient
were taxed to their uttermost. The early
arrivals of Monday night enjoyed themselves
in the revels of song and story until the late
hours became early, and the last detachment
were seeking a place to lay their weary
heads as the first arose ready for breakfast
something easier to desire than to get.
Governor Alger arrived yestenlay morning.
His headquarters are at the Neweomb, and
while the encampment was not in session his
rooms were thronged.
Meeting of the Kiicainpinent.
Just before 11 o'clock the delegates formed
in line, and, led by a band, marched to the
opera bouse, and were crowded in until the
building was packtsl to the doors, when the
remainder decided to remain outside The
first session of the encampment was called
to order by Commander Martin. His an
nual address was not given, pend ing action
upon the met In I of selecting delegates to
the national encampment. Under suspen
sion of the rules Maj. Connolly, of Spring
field, announced a resolution which v. oul.i
leave the selection of delegates to the en
campment and made their election by ballot
necessary. This was amended by leaving
the selection to the congressional districts,
and then adopted. The encampment then
adjourned to 'J p. m.
Nominations for Officers.
At the afternoon meeting Col. Bolton, who
had beeu a candidate for department com
mander, arose, and in a most magnanimous
manner placed in nomination for depart
ment commander the name of W. L. Distin.
This piece of work made Col. Bolton the
most popular man in the gathering. The
nomination was seconded by nearly every
post in the state, and amid enthusiastic ap
plause the work of nominations was contin
ued as follows: Senior vice commander, J.
L. Harrall, of Aurora; junior vice comman
der, E. D Steen, Danville, and N. B. Thistle
wood, Cairo; Chaplains, Rev. J. M. Green,
Sandwich; Rev. Josiah Moore, Kewaunee;
Rev. William MoPheeters, Rock Island; Rev.
Gilbert Frislericks, Ottawa; nr-dual direc
tor, P. S. McKinuey, Evanston.
District Delegate Chosen.
At night the posts met in district commit
tees and, as far as reported, made the follow
ing elections of district delegates: Chicago
H. B. Brooks, James O'Donnelly, J. S.
Corbus, Samuel B. Chase, delegates; Kirk
Eastman, Henry Wagar, William Denial,
O. W. Nash, alternates. Fifth A. a
Wright, Woodstock. Sixth George S. Ra
per, Rockford. Seventh J. W. Niles, Ster
ling. Eighth Archibald Means, Peru.
Tenth A. 8. Tripp, Peoria. Eleventh
John Elder, Carthage. Twelfth H. T.
Shaw, Summer Hill. Thirteenth James H.
Matheny. Springfield. Fifteenth Horace S.
Clark, Mattoon. Sixteenth John Leech,
Olney. Seventeenth S. Mclwnight, Girard.
Eighteenth Col Krughoff, Nashville.
Nineteenth Professor Burdick, Centralis.
Twentieth N. B. Thistlewood, Cairo.
Programme at Night.
The programme at night was a campfireat
the opera house, at a hich Governor Fifer,
Gen. Alger, Ike Clements and other big guns
of the army contributed their mite. Gen.
Alger made a speech in favor of Service pen
sion bill, repeating in general his talk in In
dianapolis. The Woman's Relief corps is
also in session. The committees were duly
appointed at the mornin; meeting of the en
campment, and were at work last night
Rock ford, Peoria and Decatur are in tho
field for the location of the next meeting.
THE HO0S1ER BOYS IN BLUE.
They Elect Officer and Adopt Service
Indiana roMs, March 18 The depart
ment encampment of the Grand Army of
the Republic convened at 10 o'clock a. m. ,
and proceeded at once to the consideration
of resolutions relating to pension legislation.
Some members were not disposed to commit
the department to service pensions, but its
advocates bore down all opposition, and by
a decided vote passed resolutions favoring
the lifting the arrearage limit and the pass
age of a service pension bill. The soldiers'
monument commission asked the department
to contribute -j i toward the purchase of
a Grand Army emblem for the shaft of the
monument, but the proposition was rejected.
Stormont Eleeted Commander.
An hour later the election of officers for
the ensuing year was ordered, but the action
of the body on the service pension matter
had practically settled the department com
mandership. G. R Stormont, of Princeton,
president of the Service Pension association,
and a half-dozen others were placed in nomi
nation, but the first ballot resulted in Stor
mont' election by the decisive vote of 426
out of a total of ,W7. The new commander
Is one of the pioneer movers in the service
pension cause and one of the best-known
Grand Army men the state.
Governor Hovey was unanimously chosen
delegate-at-largi) to the national encamp
ment. Des Moines May Branch Out.
Dbb Moinks. Ia.. March 13 The bouse
passed the lie- Moines anuexation bill and
the first thing the senate did yesterday was
to pass the same measure Just as it came
from the house; so that the state capital
may be considered a rival of Chicago in the
annexation business. A new election of
city officers will be necessary April 7, and
the political effect is now under discussion
by the people here. The Taylor memorial
to congress was also adopted. The bouse re
ceived a large number of new bills and then
debated at lenght a bill allowing employes
pay for Sunday, which was defeated.
The senate Judiciary committee has agreed
to report favorably a bill making Labor
Day a logui holiday.
A CONSPIRACY TO MURDER.
L'hariced Achiiki a Canadian and
Wife The Henwell " Keluoval."
Niagara Falls, Ont, March 13. On Feb.
17 last F. C. Henwell, a young Englishman,
was murdered in a swamp near Woodstock,
0nL His body was found a few days later,
and still later J. R Birchell and his wife,
whom he married in England, and who is a
very pretty woman, were arrested, charged
with the murder. Bircbull is known to have
been on intimate terms with Benwell, and
was last seen in the latter's company en the
day be disapeared. There are other sus
Infamous Conspiracy Charged.
The preliminary trial took placs here yes
terday and Birchell was held for trial at tha
October assiaees at WooJatock. The town
yesterday was full of peopl as the murder
has excited extraordinary interest, owing to
the current belief that Hen w ell's murder was
part of a conspiracy to decoy wealthy
young Englishmen to this country to rob
and murder them. Public sympathy is with
Mrs. Birchell, and when the Judge decided
to remand her in the custody of officers for
ten days there was a loud cheer.
A Very Cool Prisoner.
Birchell himself is the coolest prisoner ever
aeen in court. He was brought in hand
cuffed, but wore kid gloves, and was nattily
dressed. He seemed indifferent to the
proceedings, and upon Being asked
if he had anything to say, spoke with
his counsel a moment, and then said no, add
ing with emphasis: " At this particular
time. All through the examination he
Game of Euchre with
8H00KING DOINGS IN A COLLEGE.
A Late-Keti ring President Makes a Ter
rible Discovery, and Pinds That Wom
ankind Is Mighty Cunning Sometime
An Odd Trick Tlmt Ws Never Won,
and a Reference to the Beard of Trus
tees Fonr Little Maid In Woe.
Nbwcasti.k, Pa., March 1.'?. The Athens
of western Pennsylvania is New Wilming
ton, and in Westminster co'lego students are
not only trained in Ixxik lore, but also in
piety. The rules are as strict as the rules in
colleges and seminaries in New England,
and never a word has been said that reflect
ed upon the actions of its inmates. Co-education
is a feature of Westminster college.
In class-rooms the girls and boys nre to
gether, but so strict are the faculty that
nowhere else are the sexes allowed to com
mingle. De-vlllsh Sly, Those Maidens.
The girls are in the minority and they
have always walked as they were taught.
The boys were tho (SMS who were Ofjgely
watched and occasionally one was expelled
for trying to take a whitT at a cigarette in a
fence corner or neglecting to return from a
stroll before sundown. But it remained for
the girls to shock the staid pi ofessors, and
Tuesday night four pretty Pennsylvania
maidens anxiously awaitel the return of
President Ferguson from Pittsburg, where
he had gone to consult the trustees.
Leap Prog for Girls; , My!
The upper fl jor of the large dormitory
building is occupied by the girl students of
the college, and after the hall doors are
locked at night 'tis said tiiat the tun denied
them during thf day is freely indulged in.
One pretty miss confidentially informed a
friend that after thd lights were out they
had many a game of leap frog in the long
hallway. In the room nearest the door that
opens on the stairway are two beds, and in
these Maude Harvev. Mamie Wriirht, Jen
nie Dixon and Pearl McKee tuek themselves
away every night.
Too Perreclly Awtully Jollv.
Monday night, w hen all mis still, a voice
from one of the beds exclaimed: "tiirls, let s
have a game of euchre."
"O, wouldn't that be jollv," came from the
Other bed. "But where are the cards'"
'I've got them," was the reply.
"Well, we' 1 play, then," chorused the other
Quietly risini, thny donned loo-so wrappers.
and, lighting the lamp, they sat down to the
Uttle table ill the center of th-? roonX The
cards were produced, and soon the game was
The President's PrlKl.tfiil Discovery.
President Ferguson was up late that night,
While on his way from his study he was
horrified to hear in a sweet, girlish voice.
"I'll order you up."
He listened and learned that ' h -arts" were
"trumps" and that it was Maude's turn to
President Ferguson is a very careful per
sonage, so he summoned the matron, lo-
gether they stole carefully up the stairs.
The girls had forgotten to lock the door and
"Prexy" stood on the threshold just as Maude
exclaimed: "I'll bet you a s)und of caramels
we will win the od.l trick."
A Startling Apparition.
And then one of the cirls lookel uoanl
saw the stern jaCiS of the prusldssM and
matron! There was nothing sail. The
silence was enough. President Ferguson
picked up the cards the first deck that had
ever been introlucd into WestaatnateT col
lege. He walked down stairs. The four
girls got into bed and all was apjain still.
lu the morning the girls were notified that
their offense was so gricvousfthat the hoard
of trustees would have to deal with it. The
trustees are all clergymen.
GERMAN PEOPLE DISMAYED.
Another HiR- Increase in the Army De
manded by Wilhelui.
Berlin, March IS. The Post, an olhYial
organ, contains an article stating that "the
great increase in the Russian and French ar
tillery comids the emperor to demand an
addition of seventy-four Held batteries of
40,0o0 men." Exerts say this will entail
an expense of 58,000,(11X1 marks for the first
year and 3i,OUO,000 ever after. Six huudred
additional artillery officers w ill be necessa
ry. The people are dismayed at the pros
pect of the enormously increased taxation
this measure w ill caus and universally say
that even war would be preferable.
WRECKED BY A CYCLONE.
An Arkansas Town W iped Out and Sev
eral People Injured.
Fort SMim, Ark., March IX. A cycl .ne
struck the village of BgesMor, Bfte n Bails
south of here, early Tuesday moruing, de
molishing every hous in the place. No one
was killed, though seven or eight were se
verely injured. A mother and three chil
dren were blown fifty feel mil left nniu
jured. Two stores an 1 a tine mill Bud gin
were torn to pieces.
NORTH AND SOUTH UNITED.
rlda and Massachusetts ,?oiu Hand
Through a Matrimonial llnreau.
Greenfield, Mass., March lo l.ist Fri
day evening Edward Phtilan, of Orange, and
Miss Ida Aloris, of Tampa. Fin., had never
met. Now they are man and wife, and as
happy as clams at high water. A matrimo
nial bureau started the business; four
months of correspondence continued the
good work, and on Saturday, when thej ni"t
for the first time, Cupid shot an arrow that
pierced the hearts of the lair maul ui and
the brawnv youth. The negotiations were
very cautious, especially oa the pari of .Mi.
Aloris, who, din ing the oofflusp 'ii kSBOa.
stipulated that if she went to Orange UUI
the goods did not suit she wns to In- paid her
traveling expenses, etc., liotti goui and
He Was a Bashful Swain.
Upon her arrival at Orange Miss A loris was
recognized bv her would-be hiisbuud. w ho
was too bashful to claim the privilege of
kissing her. They went to a friend s house,
talked over matters for several hours, and
made up their minds that they loved each
other. It has not not transpired whether
that delayed kiss was given mid received,
but the wedding ttsik place m proper order.
Lord "Kaudy" in Hot Water.
London, March U. The effect of Lord
Randolph Churchill's siieech in the Tory
stronghold represented by him has been
much like that of a boomerang. To eay
that Lord Randolph's constituents are furi
ous over his Tuesday night's performance
is putting it mildly. Scarcely one can be
found among them who does not condemn
his utterances in the nio.-t vigorous English
at his command, aud already the suggestion
la rife to hold a mass-meeting to denounce
him, though the political managers will
hardly permit so extreme a course.
A Despairing Mother's Hash Act.
St. Louis, March Ml Last Sunday the
3-year-old child of J- lin Biuut, a farmer
near Stockton, Rooks ounty, Kan., found
a bottle of laudanum an 1 drank a quantity
of it The child died in a short time. The
next day Mi s. Blunt, crmasd by the death of
her child, drunk the rest of the poison re
maining in the bottle. She cannot recover.
Mr. Blunt is prostrated, and his friends are
watching him lest he, too, may commit sui
cide A Drunken Urocer'a Crime.
Bbookltr, N. Y., March 18 IguaU
Smith, a grocer of 714 Third avenue, while
drunk yesterday, attempted to shoot his
wife. The woman grappled with him and
succeeded in defending herself until a police
man was summoned. On seeing the officer
approaching, Smith released hi wife and
shot himself dead.
Cause of the Welsh Pit Horror.
London, March 18. The finding of an un
locked saf ety lamp by the side of one of the
dead miners in the Morsa colliery is believed
to expiate the cause of the explosion.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
Is always to be found at
CARSE 5t ca'S
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button Shoe called the
JjgT'ItB the best Shoe for the money in the city.
1622 SEG03STID -A."VETTJE.
liig Btrlka of Iron Minerit.
KrXMSAPOUS, Minn., March IS A special
to The Tribune from Ishpeaaiag, Mich., says:
Trammers, landers, and tiaabersnca at the
Big Norrte mine, on the Qeobie iron range,
arruck Tues Inv niffht for an increase in
wages and thi; abolition of dockage charges,
made by the mine management. The miners
are in sympathy with Other striken at tie
A ah sisal mines. All miners are out. and tU
strike w ill probably spread.
Itnlai'd l.esrh Whs lirouned.
CnCASO, March IS. The Roland Loach
mystery has lieen solvisj by the discovery of
his body in the Chic igo river a eise of ac
cidental drowning. It seems that he got
drunk, and while a citizen was waiting for
a cab to send him to his hotel, he grew im
patient, wandered off and fell into the riv. r.
All his valuables were found on his person.
The Ludlow Street Jail Scandal.
New York, March 13. Warden Keat
ing and Deputy Sheriff MoGonigal, of the
Ludlow Street jail, have been arrested on
indictments for bribery. This is the sequel
to the charges recently made that unlawful
privileges were given prisoners who were
able to pay for th m.
HH Alio. March 1J.
QsV tatinn on th hoard of trade tn-day
Hi re a follows; Wheat No. S March, opened
iii-.il rinsed " : May. opened 7S-fcc, closed
7sc; July, otiened TOjfe, dosed ItMe, Corn
No. 2 March, ojiemsi -,Hi-, clsssd May,
oiened mid closed isc; July, open--d and
closed :)sif. Oats No. i March, opened and
closed 9c; May. oix ned 21gc. closed 2H4C,
July, opened and closed Sfj, . Pork March,
opened $. 0.011, closed li.iew; May, opened
nod SMUT), closisl H0JE7Hi July, opened
$Ul.:m, rl sed tMStM. Urd-March, opened
5.B.UT1. closed i6.ru.
Live stools -The following were the quota
tions at the 1'iiiim stock :irds: Hogs-Market
Opened active and lirm; prices a shade higher:
light tradea, ftJBO UN; rough packing, $si
' !.: nixed kits, HIMfrt lie heavy packinic
sliipiiinu lot-, i4.li4.i:i. Tattle -Market
stead) in strong; lieevea. $ .Mi.t.Yi:.; bulk. $3.75
'; 1 ows, l.o . war. Mockers and 'feed
ers, $2.44rlta.65 Sheep-Market steady; na
tive muttons. $1! HOjjT) tt . corn-fed westerns,
$4JJM-.6-"'; lauitw. $5.U ti :m.
v. , Xfw York, March 12
heat No. t r.d winter, ssc caoh; do
May, H)V; do June, iCAs--; do July, Mi&c.
Corn -No. 2 mixed. 37c cash; do April". HSsje;
do May.;i7c. ftsts Hoist, No. 2 mixed, 2k
BBShj do May. 27c. Kr Nominal. Barley
Nominal. l"ork Dull; im-ss. f 1 i.75,!.l l.,Vl
for new. L.-rd Qnit t; April, C0.4 : Mai
8;.4S; June, $U7.
Livestock: 'attic-Firm and -lead for ab
(I OltOB, poor to good stows, l 0Jgll 10. bSdia
d dry oows, jl.7 U 'v. Saw p;,nd lambs
Kirm und B eady for good sheep; steady tor
ImmiIis; shtsp, $fij IjflflJB )y I
$o.nu! 7 JO. tfoga MooUnally steady; hVa hogs.
I 05 p lit' lbs.
BOCX IsI.A N P.
Hay Upland prairie, $7 50.
Hay Timomj $U (Xr;$6 50.
Hay Wild. .l 0K&f 4 0 .
This powder never vsrls. A marvel of
strength and wholesomness. More economic
taan the ordinary sunaf, sad cannot be sold in
competition wltb die multitude of low test, short
wgv. ajuni or pr puovpnaie powoars . JsolM on
tmeam. RotaL Basins Powdsh Co., lot Wi
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