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THE HOCK ISLAND A 11GUS, TUESDAY APRIL 1, 190.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Tuesday, April 1, 1890.
First Ward....- CHARLES 8TRTJP?
Second Ward CUAKLKS DUKM ANN
Third Ward JOSEPH GEIQES
PonrthWsrd HENRY FKICK
Sixth Ward JOHV ATKINSON
SSVntl Wsrd PAUL T1I1KSBN
. Supervisor JOHN ASTER.
ARTHUR BTJRRALL, GEORGE BROWSER,
WIN SLOW HOWAKD, i. 8. DAhHAH.
Collector DAVID FITZGERALD
B. H. KIMBALL, LOUIS OHLWEILER,
The Blue Lw of Old.
The Moline Republican bas obtained
copies 01 two old and interesting books.
Tbe most ancient was published at Glas
gow in 1788, and is entitled, "A Treatise
Concerning tbe Sacculation of tbe
Lord's' Day." Except on account of its
greater age tbis would probably be of
leg interest to most people tban any
other. Tbis is entitled tbe "Code of
1650," being a compilation of tbe earliest
lasvs and orders of the general court of
Connecticut; also the constitution, or
civil compact, entered into and adopted
by the towns of Windsor, Hartford
and WetbersGeld in 1838 39, to
which is added some extracts from
the laws and judicial proceedings of New
Haven colony commonly called "blue
laws." In the code of 1GT0 under tbe
caption "Capitall Lawes" are found the
1. If any man after legall conviction,
shall have or worship any other God but
the Lord God, bee shall bee put to death.
2. If any man or woman bee a witch.
that is, bath or consulteth with a famill
lar spirritt, tbey shall bee put to death.
3. If any person shall blaspheme the
name of God. the ffatber, Sonne or Holy
Ghost, with direct, express, presumptions
or high-handed blasphemy or shall curse
In the like manner, bee shall bee put to
If anv cbilde or chileran above sixteen
years old and of sufficient understanding
shall curse or smite their natural father
or mother, bee or tbey shall bee put to
, death; unless it can be sufficient testified
that tbe parents have beene very uncbris
tianly negligent in tbe education of such
children, or so provoke them by extreme
and cruell correction that they have beene
forced tncreunto to presaye themselves
irorn ueatn, maiming.
The -tealins of Arrb-r, M-irv land's state
treasur-T, ure now jmt at Sl.VJ.Oi-u.
UovHi-nur Hill, of New York, bas vetoed
the .Saxton Lali.it bill on constitutional
Joseph li Millard, ngetl 74, of Kalamazoo,
Mieb., died Monday, Ha was worth about
It is reported at New York thut Bedloo's
inland. Um tvliirh is the statue of Liberty,
is slowly sinking into tbu waters of the bay.
United States Treasury Huston Monday
mailed ol.S'J'i checks, amounting to 5,&Ki,-
H-Xi, in payment of the April interest duo on
4 per cent, bonds.
Vice Admiral Stephen Rowan, U. S. N.
(retired), died at the Eobett liousa in Wasli-
lugton City Monday of Bright's diseasa. He
itkj So years old.
The state of Illinois owns in public build
ings, grounds, canals, etc., property valued
at over f 'J5,OUJ,OjO.
Charles Baker, a farm baud, is In jail at
Cortland, . ., accused of having mur
dered bis fattier Saturday night by cutting
his throat with a razor.
The New York and Lone Island Railway
company proposes to build a tunnel five
miles long under the city and Hudson river.
It will cost t J,0O0,O!)0.
Two trainmen were killed near Sweet
water, Tenn., on tbe East Tennessee, Vir
ginia and Georgia railroad Monday and
everal fatally burt, by a collision caused
by the train breukin in two.
The suit of Representative Crain, of Texas,
to recover from tbe government money lust
through the defalcation of Cashier Sileott,
ban been decided in bis favor by the court
of claims at Washington City.
Near Milford, Ills., Sunday, Grant Adsit,
a farmer, drove into the. 9wift waters cf
Sugar creek. Ilis wagon bed floated off, and
two of its occupants were drowned bis S-year-old
child and a girl of 13 named Thomas.
In a court room filled to- overflowing with
a curious crowd Monday, at Buffalo, N. Y.,
William Kemmler was sentenced to di by
electrieityauriu:; the week bejinniii April
2t next. He will be thd first man to be killed
An old mis r of Newtown, Conn., namtd
Booth died Sunday aged 7U years. Just be
fore death he expressed the wUh that be
could swallow the CI'jO.Qum ho bad accumu
lated, so that no one would be l'n;fited by
Ex-Sheriff Flack, Joseph Meeks and Will
iam L. Flack, son cf the ex-sheriff, were
sentenced to two, one and four months' im
prisonment anil tines of J.iKO each for their
skullduggery in connection with the fraudu
lent divorce proceeding against Mrs. Flack,
An appeal was taken.
AN UNFORTUNATE GIRL.
y-6"ii Can Sleep Only with Her Hoily Itent
In a Circle.
Worcester. Mass., April 1. There is a
girl in this city who can sleep only with
her body bent backward into a circle and
ber feet crossed under her chin. This may
Hem incredible, but it is absolutely true.
Tbe girl is now 11 years old. When she was
4 she bad an attack of cerebrospinal menin
gitis, which left her spine as limp as a piece
of rope. Hbe can stand erect only by taking
hold of something higher than her head.
Hhe is Alvtna Ooodnow. the daughter of a
French iron moldr living at vo Central
Looked Like Human Snake.
When tbe correspondtnt saw the girl Sun
day she was crawling and wriggling about
on tbe kitchen floor of the tenement where
ber parents live. As she twisted her head
from side to side her black eyes and her con
stant undulations fairly made one feel that
be was looking at a human snake. The face
of the girl is an intelligent one, and she bas
lull possession of her mental faculties, ban
speaks English and French with equal facil
ity, and her mother claims tbat sbe is as
bright as the average girl of ber age. W hen
questioned Alvina said that tbe various con
tortions she went through occasioned her no
pain, and tbat in fact the only position in
which she could sleep comfortably was with
her head and feet in close proximity.
Serge. Dunn Talks Hack.
New York, April I. Sergk Dunn, New
York's weather chief. WZZ much put out
yesterday when told that the New Orleans
board of trade intended to ask for his resig
nation for prophesying the pres
ent flood there. He taid: "I think
tbe New Orleans people are acting very
foolishly, in tbe face of the present dangers.
No matter what tbey say they will have
their hands full looking after their city. They
may have my bead if tbey want it, but I
think they had better protect their people.
Charles Emory Smith Kanquatted.
Philadelphia, April J. Charles Emory
Smith, editor of The Press and minister to
Russia, was banquetted last night by about
eighty newspaper men of this city at the
Hotel fiellevue in bouor of bis entrance into
diplomacy. William V. AlcKean, of The
Ledger, presided, and Ocorge W. Childs and
many other Journalistic lights were present
AID FOR VETERANS.
The Senate Passes the Depend
ent Pension Bill.
THE FULL TEXT OF THE MEASURE.
Synopsis of the Changes Hade In the Tar
Iff by the Republican Bill Miss An
thony Discourses on the Matter of
Women In Congress No -11 ope for the
Cause In Massachusetts A Oritty Octo
genarian Capital News Notes.
Washisqtox City, April l. Tha full
text of the dependent pension bill as it
passed the senate yesterday is as follows:
Tbat in considering the pension claims of
dependent parents under the provisions of
tbis act the fact of the death of the soldier
or sailor, and tha fact that he left no
widow or minor child or children, having
been shown as required by law, it shall tie
necessary only to show by competent and
sufficient evidence that such pirent or
parents are without other means of support
than their own labor or the contributions of
others uot legally bound for their support;
provided, that all pensions allowed to d
pendent parents under this act, shall com
mence from the date of tbe Uluig of the ap
plication hereunder, and shall continue no
longer i linn the exUtjnce of their depeni
enca. As to the Veteran Himself.
Section 2. That all persons w ho served
three mouths or more in the military or
naval service of the United States during
the lata war of tbe rebellion, and who have
been honorably discharged therefrom, and
who are now or who may hereafter be suf
fering from mental or physical disability,
not the result of their own vicious habits,
which incapacitates them from the perform
ance of labor in such a degree ns to render
them unabl-j to earn a suport, and who are
dependent upon their daily labor or ou tha
contributions of others not legally bound
thereto for tbrir support, shall, upon mak
ing due proof of the fact according to such
rules and regulations as the secretary of
th interior may provide, le placed upon
the list of invalid pensioners of the United
States, and be entitled to reoive (li per
month; and such pensions shall commence
from the date of tbe tiling of the application
in thj pension oflice, after the passage of
tbis act, upon proof that th disability then
existed, and shall continue during the ex
istence of the s.'uni.
Some Special Provision.
Provided, That persons, who are now re
ceiving pensions uuder existing laws, or
whose claims are pending hi the pension
oflice. may, by application to the commis
sioner of pensions, in suoh form ns he in iv
prescribe, showing themselves entitled there
to, receive the benefits of this act; and noth
ing herein contained shall be so construed as
to prevent any pensioner thereunder from
prosecuting his cluiiu and receiving his pen
sion under any other general or spjciul act;
provided, however, that no person shall re
ceive more than one pension for th sauw
period; anil provided further, that rank iu
the service shall not be considered in appli
cations tiled under this act.
In Kecarrt to Dependent Itelatlve.
Section:?. Tbat if any officer or enlistel
man who served three months or more in the
army or navy of the Uuited States during
tbe late war of the rebellion, au l who was
honorably discharged, has did, or shall
hereafter die, leaving a widow, minor child.
or children under 10 yearsof age; or, in case
there shall be no widow or minor chil l or
children, a dependent mother or fitb-T, as
such dependency is defined under sectiou 1
of tbis act, such widow, minor child or chil
dren, or mother or father shall lie pi need
upon the pt'itsiou roll at the rates established
for them by law without regard to the cause
of death of such officer or enlisted man; pro
vided, that the cause of death of such officer
or enlisted man was not or is not due to a
violation of the civil or military laws, or the
result ot vicious habits, and that said widow
was married to the deceased pensioner prior
to the passage of this act. All pensions
granted to widows under tbis act shall tuke
effect from tbe date of tbe death of the hus
bands of such widows, but uot datiug back
of the passage of tbis act.
The Itate for Minor Children.
Section 4. That from the date of the pass
age of this act tbe increase of pensions for
minor children shall be at the rate of $4 per
month instead of t per month as now pro
vided by law, and iu case a minor child is
Insane, idiotic or otherwise helpless, the pen
sion shall continue duriug the life of said
child, cr during the period of such disa
bility. Section 5 provides that no pension claim
agent shall reoiva more than $10 for pros
ecuting a claim, nor receive that until such
claim is allowed, and tbat wrongfully with
holding such pension or any part thereof
shall make bim liable to a tine of not less
than f VK) or imprisonment at hard labor
not exceeding two years.
The vote on the bill in the senate was as
follows: Yeas Allen, Allison, Blair, Call,
Casey, Chandler, Davis, Dawes, Edmunds,
Faulkner, Frye, George, Gibson, Hawley,
Hearst, Higgins, Hoar, 1'igalls, Jones of
Nevada, McPberson, Manderson, Mitchell,
Bloody, Morrill, Paddock, Payne, Pettigrew,
Pierce, Piatt, Plumb, Sawyer, Sherman,
Spooner, Squire, Stewart, Stockbridge.
Teller, Turpie, Voorhees, Walthall, Wash
burn, ilson of Iowa VI. Nays Bite,
Berrv, Blackburn, Cockrell, Colquitt, Dan
iel, Harris, Jones ot Arkansas, Puh, Rea
gan. Vest, Wilson of Marylan 1 VI.
THE NEW TARIFF BILL.
Kevin of the Measure as Adopted Uj the
Washington City, April 1 The tariff
bill, ns finally completed by the Republican
memliers of the house ways and means com
mittee, shows few changes from the syn
opsis presented in these dispatches some
days ago. A look over the measure shows
that all sugars under No.-10 Dutch stand
ard are to pay a duty of 3." per cent, ad va
lorem, while sugars above No. 10 are taxed
40 per cent. The duty an leaf tobacco suit
able for wrappers is increased. Generally
the wood schedule is reduced. The duty on
nearly every article in tha cotton manufac
tures schedule is increased.
Heavy Increase on Wool.
There is also a heavy increase in the duties
on wools, while the iron schedule shows a
reduction; also the copper schedule. Duties
on pig and bar iron, however, remain as at
present. Chains are reduced one-sixth. The
duty on leather is increased on an average
of about per cent, and a tax is placed on
hides of about 15 per cent Tew of flax or
hemp, cotton bagging, and other hemp, flax
or jute fabrics are about doubled. Theduty
on agricultural products is greatly in
creased Tbe increase is all ulong the Hue
and is designed to give farmers a market for
many millions worth of products now im
ported. . The duty on bacon, bams, beef,
liutton, au l purs is decreased about haU,
sad the free list Is greatly enlarged.
Internal Revenue Features.
The internal revenue features of the bill
contain a number ot interesting changes
from existing law. It is provided that after
May 1, 1891, ail special taxes upon dealers in
tobacco, manufacturers of tobacco or cigars,
and peddlers of U?oacco shall cease, but the
dealers and peddlers will be oblige! to makj
registration with the interal revenue collec
tor of their district. Farmers and growers
of tobacco are also exempted from tbe pres
ent tax after May 1, IS'Jl.
IS The bill provides that after Jan 1,1391,
the internal taxes . on smoking and manu
factured tobacco, and on snuff shall be re
duced to 4 cents per pound. A drawback
equal to the full amount of tbe reduction is
to be allowed on all original and uubroken
packages of tobacco, snuff, cigars, cheroots
and cigarettes held by manufacturers or
dealers at the time the proposed reduction
goes into effect.
WOMEN IN CONGRESS.
Miss Anthony on a Recent Report Cont
inents on the General Subject.
W'Asni.NOTo." City, April 1. Some one
circulated the rumor on Saturday tbat Miss
Susan B. Anthony proposed removing to
Wyoming uui niakiu ihi rac" for the
United States scnatorslup wb n the "terri
tory shall be admitted as a st ite. Miss An
thony laughed good nature ily when spoken
to about the report, and aid th it inasmuch as
ha bad no such intention it nmst have been
started as a joke. "But there is, continued
Miss Anthony more seriously, "nothing to
prevent women being elected to a seat in
either branch of congress if tl ey receive the
required number of votes.
Horace Greeley's Opinion.
"Some years ago Mrs. Stan on announced
herself as a candidate for congress in one of
the New York city districts it was repre
sented, if I mistake not, by one of the
Brookses at the time and she received
twenty odd votes. So distinguished an au
thority as Horace Greeley, in his comments
subsequently upon tbe matter, said that
there was no law to prevent Mrs. Stanton
from takiag the seat if enoi gh votes had
been cast for her. The constitution pre
scribes who shall vote. It says nothing con
cerning the person who shall to the bene
flciary of these votes."
Prospects for the F lture.
"Is there any probability that the women
of Wyoming will aspire to congressional
honors when that territory becomes a state!"
"I should think not," Miss An tbony replied.
"There are not to exceed 3,000 women in the
territory. In the new states you will always
find women in the minority. In the older
commonwealths like Massachusetts, for ex
ample tbey largely outnum'ier the men."
"What do you hope to accomplish in Mas
sachusetts, where the women numerically
outnumber the men I"
Miss Anthony shook her head despondingly.
"I have but little hop? of Massachusetts,"
she said. "The foreign element is very
strong there, and it is opposed, as a rule, to
THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE.
Memorandum of the Transactions in the
Two Houses of Congress.
Washington City. Apr; I 1. Reagan
made a set speech iu the senat yesterday on
the silver question, in the cour-e of which he
advocated the ayment of the national debt
In silver as well as gold, and "he retirement
of all greenbacks and natioral bank-notes
uuder $10 denomination, an I substitution
therefor of coin certificates, riade legal ten
der for all debts. The deperdent pensions
bill then came up. Ameiidnu nts removing
the limitation of arrears, providing that the
money to pay tbe pensions to raised by an
income tax. including those who served in
Indian wars prior to 1S70, and giving per
month to all who served 10 days iu the late
war and are or may become hi: years of age,
were rejected and the bill passed 11 to 1A
A secret session was then held, and the sen
The house passed a number of measures
of little general interest, and then went into
committee of the whole on tba army appro
priation. The committee soon rose without
materially altering the bill, and the amend
ment adopted Saturday in committee pro
hibiting the sale of liquors n army "can
teens" was rejected, as wus a lother provid
ing that canteens shall not k. cp liquors in
prohibition states or tcri iti ries. The bill
was passed, mid Springer intr Mticed a joiut
resolution authorizing the rctiremeut with
rank of major general of lieu Banks. The
bouse then adjourned.
An Octi. Reparian in Trouble.
Washington City, April ..The grand
jury of the District yesterday brought in
two indictments against Samuel Strong,
who for a number of years hi s been in liti
gation with Oen. B. F. Butler, who brought
suit against Strung to enforce the payment
of counsel fees. The indit-tweuU charge
Strong with forging evidence and soiritiue
away paper In the case. Mr. Strong is 8tJ
years old and very feeble, but when arrested
he declined to furnish b .it and was taken to
The Cattle Huron, Must .
Washington Citt. April I. The com
missioner of Indian nlfuirs lin s directed In
dian agents lo.-ated within the Indian terri
tory to see that, in accordance with the
president's procl imatioii of F jl. 17 last, all
cattle and live- sbx.it held on the Cherokee
outlet are removed from those lauds by the
1st of October next.
Huston Going to Intliana.
Wakhinutun city, April 1 United
States Treasurer Huston will leave here for
Indiana to-morrow, to remain for some time.
Mr. Huston will actively eugajra in tbe work
preliminary to tho election of irustees m the
various precincts throughout the state, toe
election of whom will take place late in the
The ( huniploii Tender Conscience.
Washington City, April 1. A conscience
contribi.i ion of tl. 1H was yesterday received
at the treasury department from an unknown
employe of the Puiladelphia mint. The 18
cents are lor three years' interest on the
amount originally involved.
HIGH COURTS DISAGREE.
The Supreme Courts of the United States
and Illinois Iiifter In Opinion.
Chicago, April 1. The c-eme court of
Illinois gave the United States supreme
court the cold shoulder yesterlay morning
by refusing to follow the doctrine laid down
by tbe higher tribunal, and decided the case
of John V. Farwell against Nilason in favor
of the defendant. The case is f the highest
interest to attorneys and busiiu ss men. The
supreme court of the United States about a
year ago laid down the doctrine in the case
of White against Canthausen that a debtor
in failing circumstances could not prefer a
particular set of creditors to thi. exclusion of
The Derision In Illinois.
In the case decided yesterday the state su
preme court took a directly opposite view
and sustained the lower rourv tbe case of
Farwell against Nilason. Nilaeon was a dry
goods merchant doiug busine-s at 5 West
Madison street and at 129 North Clark street.
He fuiied and preferred the Lincoln Nation
al bank, the Chicago Trust and Savings
company, and others to the exclusion of
Farwell and others. Farwell tfc Co. filed a
bill in equity g -eking in effect to have the
tlG.U.s) of assets equitably distributed. Nils
son demurred to Farwell's bilL Judge Col
lins sustained the demurrer, a 'id the appel
late court upheld Judge Cillins, Judge
Gary, however, dissenting.
THEY NEED RECONSTR JCTINQ.
A Community In Tennessee Which Is Htlll
New York, April 1. A special from Nash
ville, Tenn., to The Herald xaya there is
great excitement at Suow Creek, Smith
county, Tenn., over an attempt on the part
of a number of cltiz ms to c m pel Postmas
ter Finn to leave the town. Several at
tacks have been made on the postoffloe by
armed men, and the postmaster's son, Riley
L. Finn, has been crippled for ife while as
sisting his father to protect the office.
Outrage on the National Ensign.
It is also learned that the A merican flag
has been cut from a staff on the postoHice
and torn to shreds. Tbe post office depart
ment sent an inspector to investigate the
matter. The result of his laliors was the
arrest of eleven mn, three of a horn were on
Saturday held in f'2,000 bonds to await the
action of the grand jury. Thote opposed to
Mr. Finn say they will never tolerate a Re
Jordan Out uf the Hanking Business.
Nkw York, April 1. Conrad N. Jor
dan yesterday resigned as preiident of the
Western National bank, and also as a direc
tor. C. J. Cauda resigned a-i vice presi
dent. No reason for the action is given out.
Brayton Ives was elected to succeed Mr.
Jordan, both as a director and as president.
It is said that Jordan's connection with the
Sixth National, Equitable aud Lenox Hill
banks caused the resignation.
Cashier Perrln'a Case Postponed.
Ashland, Wis,, April 1. The case of
Phelps Perrin, who was to havu had a hear
ing Monday on the charg-j of embezzling
funds to the extent of 11,400 fom tbe Iron
Exchange bank, of Hurley, hat been post
poned until the 12th of next month, on ac
count of the poor health of Mut iclpal Judge
Calkins. His second trial for robbery has
also been postponed until tbe 14th.
LEAPING FOR LIFE.
Frightful Jumps of Three Nuns
FISE IN ST. JOSEPH'S CONTENT.
The Bnlldlng Destroyed and Three of tha
Inmates Hnrt Farther Disastrous
Ilreaks In the Mississippi Levees A
Distressing Prospect Ahead Snowing
and Raining at Lonisville Latest Es
timate of Fatalities Four Convicts
Killed by an Explosion.
Milwaukee, Wis., April L Fire started
at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the 8t,
Joseph' convent, a four-story structure lo
ca'e 1 on the outskirts of the city, and spread
so rapidly thit before the fire department
could reach the tcene tbe fire had gained
such headway that their efforts to subdue
the flames were futile, and the building
burned to the ground. Three inmate of the
convent were injured by jumping from the
burning building, one fatally. Two firemen
were also slightly injured by failing walla.
Tbe fire mysteriously originated in tbe boiler
room. Loss on building and content, (40,
000; insurance, $30,000.
The List of Casualties.
Tho nnniiw of the injured are: Sister
Blanka, hack broken by jumping from the
roof will die; Mary Werner (novitiate),
jumped from the fourth story, injured in
tarnally, and will probably recover: Rosa
Minet (novitiate), juuiie I from fourth story,
legs and arms bruised ; Lieut, Chase and Ja
cob Webber, of Fire Company No. 14,
slightly bruised by falling walls.
THE LOUISVILLE SITUATION.
a Heavy Fall or Snow Adds to the Diffi
cult iesXinety-Two Dead.
Louikvillk, April 1. The tornado-swept
district presents I a wretched aspect yester
day, and the nn propitious woather is oper
ating adversely upon the work of recupera
tion. Snow fell all Sunday night and gavw
to the jagged aud unsightly ruins a naked
and gaunt appearance, and when the rain
bigan to come down yesterday afternoon,
turning tbe snow to slush, things looked ut
terly forlorn. Hun ire-Is of families are pro
tected only by frail board shanties or can
vas. Thanks to a generous and intelligent
ly conducted relief, hunger is not now
among tbe miseries suffered by tbe uufor
tunates. No more dead bodies wera recovered at
Falls City hall, and it is now the belief tbat
all have been taken out. The full list of tbe
dead, so far recovered, is uinety-two, and it
is believed now this list will not grow to
more than lOit. I'oniributions are pouring
in from alt sources.
Hang 'Km to the Lamp-Post.
Corpse robbers have lieen at work ever
since the disaster occurred and a number of
bodies have Ixnmi thus outraged, among
them that of ltev. Mr. Barnwell, whom
body was robiied of a gold watch. One at
tempt to rob a body was frustrated by the
prompt action of John Buckley. The body
of a beautiful young woman was taken into
Buckley's saloon to wait identification. At
her throat was still fastened a beautiful
diamond cross. A tblef suddenly stopped
and wrenched the pin loose and started for
the door. Buckley, who had witnessed bis
action, promptly knocked him down. The
rol'ber made good his escipa.
! i.iir Damages In TenneMe.
Nashville, Tenn., April 1. The losses by
the tornado which wrecked a large portion
of the town of Kayetteville, are, so far as re
ported, fli5,f0. Additions to tbe lUtwiU
make them still greater. Money is being
raised in surrounding towns to relieve the
wants of tbe sufferers. Several person who
were injure,! ill die. Business bas been
suspended Many people are in need of food
and clol hing, aud these will he supplied as
rapidly as p ssi!.e.
DEVASTATION BY FLOOD.
1 he Greenville, Hl., Um (lives Way
anil Swamp the Town.
Greenvillk, Miss., April 1. The sun was
bright and clear yesterday morning and
there was a revival of hopes. A new force of
men was put to work on the levee, but at 10
o'clock threatening clouds appeared and
soon the wind rose and the raiu came down,
washing the embankment until it could no
longer hold out. At noon the levee gave
way and the waters poured in on the city.
The broad business streets and well-kept res
idence quarter were soon covered with the
yellow waters of the river.
People Hunting High Place.
The inhabitants of tbe lower portion of the
city sought safety in flight, many having
anticipated the break and completed ar
rangements for a hasty departure. The
water rose rapidly, and is now one foot deep
on the prmci)l business streets, but there
is one section of the city on very high
ground that will escape. Ou this portion
tha inhabitants of the flooded district are
gathering. Hundreds of plantations that
escaped the fl tod of 1832 a. enow under
M ill Flood the Cotton Lands.
Memphis, April 1 The break in tbe levee
yesterday morning, near Austin, sixty mile
below here, is the first anywhere this side of
the breaks in Bolivar county, opposite and
hplow thA month of WhltA flvar Ttia A.wt
w- - . ...w . . . v . . .... .j . rr4
from this crevasse will back into Beaver Dam
lake, thence through Cypress and Muddy
bayous and the Cold water river, submerging
ome of the best cotton lands tilled in Tunica
The plantations near the crevasse are rapidly
uotug suomergea, ana ine waters are reach
bis UO close to the Vallnv mil war tha
of which will have to quit in a day or two
They Escaped In a Dug-Out.
MEMrnis, Tenn., April 1. Mrs. Belle Gaff
and Mrs. Moliuda Hobbscame to this city on
Saturday in a dug-out as a source of refuge
from starvation. Ashport, the little village
from which they came, only contains a few
inhabitants, and is situated about eight
miles above tbis city. Both of the ladies are
widows, and they report everything afloat
In that section. The levees are expected to
give way at any moment, and every bouse
in the place is half filled with water. Great
distress is anticipated throughout the Mis
Four Convicts Killed.
BiRiiLNuHAM, Ala., April I. Four men
were killed and eight injured by the explo
sion of a cartridge at tbe Coal burg mines of
the SIoss Iron and Steel company yesterday.
Three wer i whites and the others negroes.
All were convicts. The explosion w. caused
by a spark trom a miner's lamp falling into
a box of cartridges.
Labor Agitation In Austria.
Vienna, April L Over 600 meeting of
workingmen have been arranged to take
place in various parts of' Austria on May 1
to acitate tbe establishment of an eight-hour
Great Snow fctorai at St. Louis.
St. Louis, April 1. Snow commenced
falling Sunday afternoon and continued un
til Monday morning, when it was fifteen
inches deep on the level, making the heavi
est storm of tbe season.. Street car traffic
was badly delay jd, and telephone and tele
graph service suffered from the storm.
Trains ou all the roads centering at St. Louts
were from one to four hours late.
Nevnr Do to Olva It Up So, Mr. Mac.
Kalamazoo, Mich., April 1. Sheriff Mc
Farlin, tbe leading spirit in tbe investigation
Into tb) Fosdiek mystery, was here last
night, and professes to have given up tbe
search for clues. He any the nowspapers
know moi? about the case tbrn be duos.
Board of Trad Quotation Stopped
Chcaoo, April I. At 1:15 o'clock Mon
day afternoon tbe board of trade market
quotation department went quietly out of
xi&tence. At that hour tbe official report
ers filed their last official dispatches, and the
business came to an end.
Jim Mutrie, of th New York League baas
ball team bas wagered $100 that bis team
will stand higher at tb and of th
tban tbe Gotham Brotherhood team.
WILL SHE RESIGN?
A Report That Victoria ThinKs
TO GIVE ALBEET EDWABE A SHOW.
Some Keason Why Her Majety Should.
Get Oat of th Crown Harness Mr.
McCrea and Her Douglas Are "Ont"-r
A Russian Suicide's Startling Confes
sionCondition of the Oeeaa Liner C'ty
of Paris Cable Flashes.
LoxDOJf. April 1. It is now stated on the
highest of authority, as well as being a
matter of common gossip in parliament and
at the clubs, that the queen is seriously con
sidering the step of abdicating the British
throne. Tbe recent reception oftbePriice
of Wales by the German emperor has bad a
great effect on the aged queen, who is now
convinced that her son ought to have a
chance to play the leading role in
England during tbe rest ot her life,
which is certain to be short The queen's
bodily infirmity is increasing, and she is so
rapidly running to fl.sh that massage is
accessary to assist bur breathing. On
itrong objection tbe queen has to abdicating
' the contingency of being called ex-queen.
She wishes to assumo tbe title of queen regent
for the rest of her life. A special bin will
be introduced in parliament when she is
willing to resign the actual throne and the
Prince of Wale will be crowned king of
England and emperor of Indl l
OCH HONE, WIDDY M'CREA.
She and Her Donglas Seem to Have Mad
Londox, April 1. Douglas Green and
Mrs. McCrea are at odds. Mrs. McCrea is
nstant'y weeping. She keeps her room
and now sees her mistake aud laments her
broken life aud ruined character. Green is
silent, sullen and walks about the Savoy
hotel, taking odd drinks and "muttering to
himself. Green said to a reporter yesterday
tbat he and Mrs. McCrea had made their
bed, and so tbey must lie ou them. It is
certain that a serious quarrel has arisen be
tween the pair, and tbat each reproaches the
other. A further mystery is tbe arrival of a
motherly old woman, who, in the character
of a nurse, sleeps in Mrs. McCrea's room.
Donglas Is Locked Out.
A doctor is in regular attendance. Mys
terious parcels kept arriving Sunday night,
and Mrs. McCrea's voice was continually
heard singing 'Annie Liuria" Green is re
fused admission to bis wife' room. The ho
tel clerks refuse to talk. Green is telegraph
ing to his relatives in America trying to
compromise. Mrs. McCrea is doing tbe same
thing. It is probable tbat Green will return
to America immediately, and Mrs, McCre as
eoou as she is sufficiently recovered.
He Didn't Want to Resign.
Ekrlim, April 1. The Vossische Zeitung
ays that, in replying to an address from
citizens of Dresden expressing regret that be
bad resigned at so critioal a time Prinoe
Bismarck declared that his retirement was
not of his own seeking. Tbe reply has
causea great excitement in lresden. Ths
Vossiche Zeitung adds tbat public opiuion
demands a true explanation of the circum
stances of Prince Bismarck's resignation.
The City of Paris.
Qt EENSTOWN, April 1. Tbe water flow
ing into the City of Paris is gaining on the
team pumps. It is probable tbat the num
ber of pumt w ill be increase.1, aud if it is
then found that tbey cannot hold their own
gainst tbe water, the steamer will be
beached to prevent her from sinking. Tugs
are in constant attendance to tow the City
of Paris to Liverpool in the event of tbe
divers succeeding in lessening the le-.K.
More Popular Honors to Rismarck.
Berlin, April 1. Prince Bismarck was
visited at Friedrichsrube yesterday after
noon by 3,000 residents of Hamburg. The
ex-chancellor in receiving them was attired
in full military uniform. In the evening
1,100 persons bearing torches and accom
panied by tiands of music playing national
airs marched around the lake in tbe grounds
of the castle.
Chosen by Ballot to Kill the Cur.
London, April 1. The Telegraph's corre
spondent at St. Petersburg says a man com
mitted suicide there yesterday leaving a let
ter confessing tbat be had been chosen by
ballot to kill the ctar, but found himself un
equal to committing the deed. His confes
sion contaiued tbe names of his accomplices,
and several of them bave already been ar
rested. The Dock Lahorars to Oo to Work.
Liverpool, April I. Mr. Davitt has
modified his terms for tbe settlement of the
dock laborers' strike and both sides have
agreed to them. The strike is therefore
over aud the men will resume work immedi
ately. The Eccentric Archduke Johu.
Ijsno.s, April 1. Herr Johann Orth,
formerly Archduke Johann Sal vat or of Aus
tria, sailed from the Thames for Rio Jaueiro
yesterday as mate of an Ausixiau barque.
MILWAUKEE CITY ELECTION.
Tb Issue Made on th liennrtt Law and
the Churches Taking Sides.
MlLWACKEE, Wis., April 1. Never was
was there a more exciting contest for city
officers in Milwaukee than the present. Tb
intrusion of the Bennett law into tbe cam
paign bas aroused tbe Roman Catholic and
Lutheran priests, preacher and teachers to
efforts for the Democrats, and this again has
drawn from the Methodist Ministers' associ
ation resolutions favoring the law. Interest
in tbe canvass is keen throughout the state
Features of the Situation.
Tbe Republican have tbe better orgauica
tioa a a party. The labor people rely upon
past prestige rather tban present organisa
tion. The Democrats, with no funds worth
peaking of and practically no organization
of their own, are banking on the complica
tions which have arisen. The Keogh elec
tion law, which is base! upon tbe Australian
system, eliminates the vest-pocket lllot
from the question.
The Foreign and American Totes.
Tbe Republicans carried the city at the
last election by something over 1 000. If the
Lutheran leaders are right (and they have a
very complete organisation) the Republicans
will lose at least 4,000 votes of members of
tbat denomination. Tbe Irish-Americans,
who voted almost solidly for Mayor Brown
two years ago, are almost solidly agaiust
bim now. The Catholic Polish people,
who have contributed to the Labor party
strength heretofore, are reported unani
mously for the DemocraMe ticket, thanks to
tbe nomination of Roman Czerwinskl, a
popular young Polish-American, and cap
tain of the Kosciusko ff&iria. for the second
place on tbe ticket. There will be some de
fection of American Democrats on tbe Ben
Heard th Vole or Gladstone.
Kw York, April 1. Wbila tbe Amer
ican Co-operative and Building Loan associ
ations were in session her some time ago It
was announced that a phonogram from
Gladstone was oa ft wav to the ma.t i n or
It failed to arrive in time, but yesterday it
nacueu its aesunauon, ana a number of
gentlemen were invited to hear it "go off,"
amonir tbem Gen. Sharmnn c.i
Schunt, Erastus Wiman. and Oen.
Stewart L. Woodford. Thrn
present Mrs. Cleveland and a number of la
die. The message was put in a phono
graph and immediately the voice of Glad
stone was. heard delivering a brief homily
on thrift and self-helo both of whvth
commended and a warning against their
uanrar wnen uut nroancAd Mifh whiAh
was called the mother of temptation and th
progenitor of a new form of slavery, from
which Gladstone hoped all lands, and eapeo
lallv all lands of th Eturltah Innnu nrhf
hold themselves for vr free.
The'Prlce of Is Advanced.
Niw York, April L The dealers In lo
held a meeting vastarday and decided to ad-
vanpe tbe prjee of les to 5 a ton, whoO
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
AT POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be fori ml at
Robt. Kiause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and J17 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
I3?rlt8 th lest Shoe for
Frank Collier Adjudged I,iane Again.
CHICAGO, April 1 Kruiilt Collier, the
wi-ll-kuonn lawyer who s sent to the
in-ane asylum last D.?comVr n.i discharged
a short time ago ns curisi, wis yesterday
aijiidx.'d insaiM in the ctmnlv curt and
rmyaiiilt.-d to th- -'. jd Inr 11m insane
at Kaiii, k e, il'a
l ire Mtkr, Men Idle.
HahiT.iHu. C'-nn., Apiil i. i'nj .S ua
Knt company's wo: ks mid I' .xi t:,.-r & rVr
ter's pa:x'i-nii:i at Uui.m1v i. tn-ther
wnh sue n.ijiiceiit budding-, w-ri I-iu uhI
hist nip lit. Th-nut works e::-i. e.i b.ut
Ai nifn and th- pojvr mill abuti; 1: ry. The
l.ss Ik heavv.
Chicaoo, Man h 81.
Quotations on thi hoard of trade to-day
were as foliow-s: 'hr -No. S Mais-h, o)iened
and cliwed ; May. opened TSj closed
Tm-ic; July. owued 7 cloned TTJai. Corn
No. - March, opened 2fuc, closed iVc; Mtv,
opened i losed 3nc; July, opr D -d ; 81'c,
uliMed 31f . (Uts-No. i March. oieued
and cloel May. opened i ,ow
Sy"; July, oirnei :1V cloned 21'-. 1'ork
March, opened and closed J In.. SO. May.
otned and closed fill. mi; July, orwned and
closed $111.75. Lard M irch. opened and
Live stock The following were the quota
tions at the l'n loo stock yards: Hogs Market
opened active and rlrm. prices be big-her;
Ug-ht grades, t Hi i4.3n-. roUKU packing-. J4.10
(0.4.2U; mixed lota, f 4 15x4 .SA; heavy packing
and shipping- lots. 94.t4.4o. Cattle-Steady
to itrong-; beeves, bulk, (a.:5
4 S."i; ow-s, f 1.50 j 3.51: st in kers and feeders,
$2 40&3.7. eom-fed Texans. $j iXioATS. Sheep
Market steady; native. $4.50 n.i: corn-fed
westerns, &.WjA on; lambs, SA.SVa.sj.
Produce: Butter Fanry Elg-ln, HS-.
fine creameries, Siuii-; dairies, finest, fresh,
Jlit23c: packing stock, 4 ,5c. Ers Strictly
fresh, 13c per dux. Dressed poultry Chickens,
lOH'ftllc per lb: turkeys, Ulj,13o per lb: ducks.
ttjfrUftfcc; ireeie. 7(tfj per lb. Potatoes
leerlei, tl.Uii - per bu: Beauty of Hebron, &3
40c per but Burbaks, 4H.43c per bu. Illinois
sweet potatoes, gool to faiiry, ,L25L75. Ap
plee 4iokl t fancy, H UJ,I..' per bbL tYan
berriea Wisconsin bell and cherries,
Niw York. March 31.
Wheat No. Z red winter, 8He rash: do
May, BTHc; do June, WH ; do July. 8 V
Corn No. t mixed, STIic cash: do April, arc;
do May, 8;H-; do Jane, 3T4c. (.kats-Steady;
No. t mixed, as4e cah, dj May, 27; ; do
June, T.Mc Rye-Notninol. Ba.-ier Nomi
nal. Pork-Dull: mess, 1 1.50 ct, 12 tt for new
Lard-Dull; April, $6.5 July. Aee Hepleml
Livestock: Cottle -Var et l.Vyjuc V h lbs
lower-, steers 4 0ifo5mi v lot tt.; bulls aud
dry cows. fS.lMiw. sheep uud Lambs-Market
steady; sh-ep. f5.-3ij,;.5o y hw ,8; yearling
lambs. $.5iT.:5. HoKs-Maiket steady: live
hogs, 14.4044.;" 100 ttt
Bay Fpland pralrte. $7 50.
iUy Timouiy $6 a &$0 50.
Bay Wild, f s 0J4J14 oj.
Oils Sue. tflc
Oord Woo0$8 6 H: 0.
The model husbands are tbe men wbo
P04." !T" Trt' A marvel of paritv
ttsugth and wboieMmae. Mor ecoaSnucI
tbaa Ib.ortunary kind., and cannot bVioW if.
eomnaattoa wlta Um maltltad or low tssv TVboVt
wtBt alum or prpbosphat powders . SoUonJ
. .Botai. tfaux Fownsa CoJk?W&
r ftiiiify rin
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
-Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button Shoe called
tbe money in the city.
1622 SIECOHSTID .A. VIE 1ST" TJ IE.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boja Express Wagons. Baae Balli an J Bats. Rubber Balls, elc.
Also a fall line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Psper. Tablets, Ink, Slstes, Lead and Slate Pencils, Etc.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of tbe long series of ALADDIN 8toTes. This is beautiful la
its ornamentation, noyel in many of iu features is bound to be a good seller Be
sure and examine this store and learn its good points for after seeing it tou will
buy no other. 1
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
so Popular that it is being copied as far as tbey dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
den t be decele.l-buy tbe Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwith. I .m the so:e
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods. Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
Cor. Thud avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
-J". "W. JOlSTES-
Dealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
OF KTXRT DESCRIPTION.
The bhrnes Dries paid for roods of anv kind. Will trade, s-.U or bay anything.
No. 1012 Second Avenue.
CT, lL. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MaHUFACTURIB 07 CKaCKXKI AMD BISCUIT.
Ask jour Grocer for tbem. They are best,
war 8peclltis; The Christy M0TITI" snd the Christy "WITH."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A. j. SMITH I SON,
' M ATTINGS,
And Japanese Mattings,
compare largest stock of Carpelius. Mattings and
WEST OP CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 137 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT-
Avenue. Dealer in-