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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, APltIL, 2, 1890.
THE DALLY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Wedxxsday, Afbil 2, 1890.
THE TAX BOOKS.
Tke Ketarwa Frwa Keek Island ul
MeUae Tawrnanlwa Mr. Fi"ey 4
The Aegcs bu noted from time to
time the receipt of the return! from the
various township collectors. County
Collector 8c Infer lu received the book
from Rock Island end Moline. which
complete! the list.
The books of Peter Frej. collector for
Rock Island township, show the largest
collectioo ever made:
Amoaot charged, f 182.9S7.S0; collect
ed. I100.S87 43; delinquent, t32.19ft.75;
commission, f 1.713.43; due. $93,652 02.
Edward Moran, collector of Moline
township, make return ai follows:
Amount charged. tl01.22S.63; eollect-
. 182.450 30; delinquent, f 18.773 83;
emission, f 1.649; due, $90,801 ..
The I.U I.BMi
The director of the Milan afreet rail
way held their regular monthly meeting
ia the parlors of the Rock Island Xa
t onal hank this morning. President Stod
dard in the chair. It was decided to
hereafter extend the tme of the last car
leaving Rock Island to 6 p. m., ir stead
of 5 There is talk now of a syndicate
local capital to purchase the road and
Nutes of the Traaartio.i ia I lis National
WasH.SOTOS ClTT. April 2L A bill was
iutroduced la the senate ye-t .T'lay isposiug
a heavy tax on adulterated bear and requir
ing it to be brandei "adulterat!" Th
Chinese census bill was reported with
amendments practically striking out ths
strict exdusioa c laosa pot in by the house.
The bouse bill aaihorizin the employment
of boats on toe Mississippi rivr to aid the
people flooded oat of their homes was pa5d.
The senate then went into executive sioa,
and at C p. in. adjourned.
The house pasted bill admitting free of
duty articles from Mexico to the St. Louis
exposition this year; permitting affidavit,
ere, in pension cases to be taken before any
omcer authorized to administer oaths for
general purpose; authorizing the construc
tion of a bridge mcram the Iowa river at or
near apello. Ia.. and tranfeirin? from
ttsJna, Iils.. to Dubuque, la., ths offices of
hull and boiler inspector. Bids were intro
duced providing that pansioos granted to
dependent relative of dceasl soldiers
shall take effect frjm date of soldier's
death, making it an offense for a combina
tion of iniivtduaU or corpora-ijus to assist
in defending a suit cowerning a patent. Tbe
furtilk-atious bill, appropriating 4.5Jl,67i,
ws contiderel in committee of the whole,
amendol so a include Indianapolis amon
lb p iHit,le r.ltLs at which to prolate stl
forinsr, and pvd Resolutions of regret
ior me death of KprevmLatiV- Wilbur of
Sew York w-re adopted, and the bouse ad
ROYAL MATRIMONIAL G055IP.
Aa I'nheaithy friure to Marry Kalier
w ilbelm' M.ter.
London, April SS. Tb tn&rriae of the
prince of Naples, the heir to the throne of
Italy, has occupied tbe gossips of Europe at
intervals for the last two Tears. This un
healthy and, to use no stronger term, exceed
ingly eccentric young man, it is now said,
has been engage! by the powers concerned
to be married to tbe Frincew Margaret,
Kaiser WilhelnVs youngest sister.
A Convenient Style of Education.
The Roman Catholic dignitaries nrofMs to
be scandalized at the mere r u mnr rf t K.
prince's man-tag to a protests nt, while oth-
rs suggest mat tne prince has possibly
been brought op, like many princess of the
old regime, without any religion at all, in
order that she may adopt that of her future
husband without any prejudice. Certain it
is that intrigue are in progress to prevent
such a marriage, tbe French card mala being
earned as its most bitter opponents.
A Reported Botrothal Xtenled.
Loxoox, April 2. The report of the be
trothal of Archduchess S'ephanie, widow of
Crown Prince Ku.loiph, to Archduke
Francis, heir to the Austrian throne, is offi
cially denied at Vienna.
BIG STRIKE OF PLUMBERS.
Chicago Men Go Oat on a Demand for
Chicago, April 2. It ia estimated
that 1,10 plumbers of this city struck
yesterday for an advance in wages
from a basis of f'-l as minimum wagse
per day. to a basis of FITS. Five small
shops, not members of tbe Master Plumbers'
association, employing about thirty men,
granted the uniform rats and tbe advance
asked. Members of the Master Plumbers'
association declare that thay can secure
from other cities all the men they need at
the old rate, and that a few of them have al
ready had applications from out a Jo work
men. General Strike at Elizabeth, N. J.
Elizabeth. S. J., April 2. The demand
for an increase of 50 cents per day, made by
the masons and bricklayers of this city, was
refused, and the men scrnck. The strike is
general, and the work on all new buildings
has been stopped.
Straek and Got What They Asked.
Gloucester. Mass., April 2. The masons
struck yesterday for an increase of wages
from S3 to I-i 51 per da v. Tbe demand was
conceded by the contractors, who have
considerable work abeid, and the men re
turned to work
SECRETARY NOBLE ANNOYf.D.
Clm Chiefs of Bureau to Fnder
stand That He Is on Deck.
WAUHrxoTox Crrr, April 2. Secretary
Koble has been considerably annoyei of lata
by tbe chiefs of bureaus and other officers in
the interior department going out of tbe city
without notifying him. In several instances
the first intimation he had of their absence
was tbe announcement in the press that such
an official was out west or in some other sec
tion of the country. As he notifies the presi
dent when he has occasioB'to leave the city,
the secretary is of opinion that the officers
of tne department can let him know when
they are about to be absent. He has, there
fore,' issued an order declaring that hereafter
chiefs of bureaus and officers in the interior
department must obtain leave, on written
applicad" before absenting themselves.
War on the Backet Shop.
Chicago, April 2. By order of tbe direc
tors of tbe board of trade the different tele
graph companies removed every wire and
instrument from the exchange ball yester
day. The companies will not even be per
mitted to "tube" messages from toe main
tloor to their offices below, and all business
hereafter will have to be done through mes
sengers. ThL. radical step is taken by the
board, It ia believed, to preclude all possi
bility of bucket shops, both in and out of tne
dry, securing the quotations.
Parnell and Caps. O'saan.
Lo.tDOX, April SL Parnelf has filed de
nials in tbe case of O'Sh s versus Parnell aa
co-respondent, and Mrs. 0Shaa has asked
a month's dels in filing her pleas. Capt.
O'Sbea will oppose the granting of farther
delay, believing, a he alleges, that post
ponement Is sought for political effjcL
A sIsHMler ia Lack.
Wajhixotow Crrr, April SL The comp
troller of the currency has appointed
George VT. Hohnan, of Rochester, Ind., to
be bank examiner for toe state of Indiana,
Tic Bamuel H. Taylor, resigned.
THE FAIR VOTER.
She Doesn't Exercise Her Priv
ilege Very Numerously.
W0ME5 AT THE POLLS 15 KA5SAS.
A Campaign for Fonr Candidates That
Only Panned Out One So cress Inci
dents of the Election Democrats Get
In Their Work nt Chicago and Milwao
kee The On" Year Rather Rough on the
Republican Ah Sin Moving on the
To FT. K a, Kan., April 2. Ejections were
held in Kansas yesterday in the sixty cities
of the first, second aix third class for
cilroea and members of the school board. In
nearly all the ci ties no political lines were
drawn, and tbe battles were fought on
purely local feaoea. The only interest at
taching to tbe elections was tbe exercise of
the suffrage by the women, who are per
mitted under the laws of Kansas to vote for
city officers and members of tbe school
board. At Manhattan, whf-re the women
captured all tbe city offices two years ago,
they had another ticket in the field yester
day, and the prospects are that it was
elected over the three other tickets. Ia this
city little interest was manifested ootshie of
one war l Out of a total registration of
voters oniv about 425
Women Beaten at Atrtitson.
At Atchison tbe result was disastrous to
tbe women, who started oot to car-rare four
members of tbe school board. One woman
candidate is ei.tcd M:ss I.ydia Siockwell
but she had no opposition. M:ss Stock
well was, however, unmercfaHy scratched,
many men preferring to vote a blank rather
than for a woman. At Leavenworth tbe
Democrats failed to nominate any women,
while the P.pvblican rickt named four. The
Democratic ticket is electe.i with the exp
tion, possibly, of one councilman.
Oot Afaiost Prohibition.
At Emporia over 6 H women voted, but
their votes were divided among the candi
dates like that of tbe men. Only one woman
was a candidate Mrs. G. R. Jackson. She
was eeel-ed, although opp?d by miuy of
her sex, ho supported an anti-Prohitn tion
Irt. At Nwton tbe feminine vote was lew
than one-half tbe vote of one reir ago. At
Lawrence about 3X' women voti. but little
interest was manifested.
A Candidate's Wife ,o-s Hnstlinc;.
So intense was the feeling in Topeka, that
Mrs. LuL, wife of one of the candidates for
councilman, went out in ber carriage early
in tbe morning and canvassed from bouse to
house for votes for h-r husband. "-lto
women and men were sent out with car-
riages to solicit white and colored voters to
go to the pol s and help their candidate. At
tbe residenceof a prominent citin a buxom
negro woman appeared before breakfast was
over and demanded to know bo the lady of
tbe bouse proposed to vote. She was tol 1
that it was -none of her business," and ask-d
Had a Little Tonfrnr-Bangin;.
At M o clock a crowd of nt-ro men and
women were congregated at one of the pall
ing placvi engagel in a general war of
words over their re-.;wtive candidates. One
declared that a certain candidate was a
drunkard. This arouse! a SJO-pound ntro
woman, who df-nounced the statement as a
lie. Very kttie electioneering was don
by women in other wards of the city, due
probably to tbe publication of a card by the
Equal Suffrage association in the morning
advising against it.
Klected a Colored Woman.
At Salina the election was an aniinatel
one. The female fuffraglsts had nominated
a woman candidate f-r the scbrtoi board
from two wards. A colored woman was run
by the anti-suffraists. The suffragists were
defeated and tbe colore! woman el-cted by
an overwhelming majority. At Hiawatha
three women were e.ected to tbe school
board, tut at Wellington tbe three women
candidates were snowed under.
AM SIN WANTS A VOTE.
He Proposes to Make It a Constitutional
Nrw York, April 2. All day Monday
crowds of Chinamen surrounded the bill
board in front of 16 Mott street, trying to
learn the contents of a Eve-foot Chinese
poster of flaming red paper with gilt.edges.
This is a translation of a part of tbe pro
clamation: "We, the undersigned committee, do re
spectfully inform you that the principal
cause of cur continued persecution by tbe
races who differ from us in civilization and
language is tbe fact that we have no voting
power, that power having been unjustly de
nied us by reason of partisan .legislation
through political rascalities.
A Call ror the Cash.
This unjust legislation against us has been
discovered by us recently to be unconstitu
tional, and it is our sincere belief also that
such unjust dealings with the Chinese do not
represent the true sentimfots of the blue
blooded Americans. We now deire our fel
low countrymen to unite with us in an ef
fort to present our many grievances in a
proper manner before the American people.
This is an important movement, a movement
that needs not only good words, but good
money to back it. Let all those who wish to
enter into this matter with heart and money
report at V Uoyer street.
MUNICIPAL ELECTION RETURNS.
Democrats Carry Milwaukee nnd Make a
Clean Sweep at Chicago.
Chicago, April 2. The Democrats elected
their entire ticket here yesterday for as
sessors, collectors, clerks, supervisors, etc.
In all the towns of the city the north,
south and west towns, and for the first time
in the history of Chicago there is not a Re
publican town officer in the territory
bounded by the old limits. The Democrats
elected twenty aldermen and the Republicans
twenty -one. One citizens, candidate and
one Independent candidate for aldermen
were also elected. The next eounci' will be
a tie, with Mayor Cregier (Democrat) to cast
the deciding vote.
Elsewhere In Illinois.
Th Democrats carried Springfield, prob
ably Monticello, Joliet, Salem, Essex. Ma
comb, Lincoln, and Logan county, Qomcv,
Braidwood, and Taylorville. The Republic
ans carried Harvard, Princeton, Paris
probably, and the elections were mixed at
Waukegan, Kankakee, and other places.
Democrats Victorious at Milwaukee.
Mawimt, Wis., April 2 In the mu
nicipal election yesterday the Democrats
elected their entire ticket George W. Peck,
tbe proprietor of Peck's Sun, Democratic
candidate for mayor, has a plurality over
Brown, Republican, of 6.000.
Apple ton, Eau Claire, Manitowoc. Water
town, Fort Atkinson, Baraboo, Chippewa
Falls, and Kenosha were carried by the
Democrata The Republicans got there at
Elkborn. Janesville. and a number of other
places, ami tue license aim u uo.,st tick
ets had varied sucr-ms elsewhere.
Elections In Minnesota.
St. Paul, April 2. Fergus Falls, Crooks
ton and Albert Lea, all hitherto h-avy Re
publican cities, went Democratic yesterday.
At Crookston ths Democrats made a clean
sweep and elected every city officer, Alox
McKinnon leading the ticket for mayor. At
Albert Lea, Gates Dew was elected mayor,
turning over a large normal Republican
majority. At Fergus Falls, a great Farm
srs' Alliance center and Republican strong
bold, Earle, Democrat, was elected mayor;
Wabasha and Sauk Center gave increased
Democratic majorities, and tit. Peter and
Anonka showed Democratic gains, though
carried by tbe Republicans.
In Michigan and south Dakota.
Kalamazoo, Mich., April 2. The election
at Lawton resulted in a victory for tbe
citisens ticket, as follows: President, C. 8.
Adams; recorder, . W. Hall; treasnrer, E.
B. Hinckley; assessor, Juan McKeyes; trus
tees, W. O. Marion, Henry Few and John
Ernox, & D., April 2. The city election
yesterday resulted In the success of the en-
ore giepupucan wearer, wnn majorities iroro.
4-) to 101, except on police n magistrate, whici
was a tie.
Democrats Carry Sefceasetady. N. T.
Bchwkctadt, X Y., i.prfl a Ia the
municipal election in thii city yesterday
the Democrata ete."ti tlieir entire city
ticket, carrying ths five wirds for both su
pervisors and aldermen.
THE GARFIELD M MORIAL.
Its Dedication to Take f1 are on Decora
tion Day, Mai SO.
Cla-ttlaxd, O., April S. The folio wing
has been a ddressed to the abjic by ex-Pres
lent Rathford FX Hayes and Hon. Amos
THS OAP.fTKI.D MOFMr.rT.
Vswnsend, pre-idrMi! and secretary of the
Ctarfield Memorial associate :
"The Gir field Memorial association purpose
to dedicate by apjuvpriaf public service
the memorial Mructtir? erec ed in honor and
memory of the late IVe.i K-nt UjrtielJ, at
Lake View cemet--ry. in th s city, on Xa
tiona! Memorial Day. My X next. Tbe
trustees of the association respectfully solicit
and cordially invite ail orgtnizi bodies in
tbe United States, incitdmg military.
Masonic and civic, and ex.-tolditTS and eiti
veos generally, to honor t occasion by
their presence, and to pt.rtk-ipate in the
ceremonies. Arrangements are being per
fected with railroad com par ies for reduei
rates of fare, information oi which may be
obtained at the principal st tions."
ARCHER OWNS HIS RASCALITY.
A Letter of Resignation in Which There
Is No Comfort for H s 1'rlend.
Annapolis, Md.. April 2. The painful
silence which State Treasurer Stevenson
Archer has maintained ever since the dam
aging charges against hi:n liave been made
public has at last been brok ti. He himself
bas spoken, and his friend scan find little
comfort in w hat betels tfcm. Yettrday
Archer's resirTiatin was bn ught to Annap
olis by his son-in-:aw. Senator Silver. The
letter is addressed t- iiovsj-nor Jackson, and
is as follows:
'Sir I bt-ivLy tn-Ur you my resignation
as treasurer of Maryian L Jurm? tbe four
years of the incumbency of the office by me
over f 13, 3W,i0 have been n-ceived and dis
bursed by tny office, every dollar of which
bas bet-n scrupulously a.wmnted f jt by the
efficient, laborious an I honet employes ia
my oface, so that the r.ks convsivm j eI
actly with the charges a? uast me in ths
comptrolkr's offls 1 say t his in jastice to
Stole It All Hin.oelf.
"The safe dt-jtosit toxesin Ea:timre, which
neia tee sinking fund belong ng to the state,
were under my sole and exclusive control.
no othr person ever having had access to
them since I have been in olf?. Any irreg
ularity in the funis in trios boxes is attrib
utable tome alone. If thi, cannot be ex
plained, then I must submit myself to tbe
majesty of the law. R?spect fully,
THE NATIONAL BALAT.CE SHEET.
Redaction of 1 1.000.000 In the Poblie
Debt Increase la Beeeipts.
Wasbisutom Citt. April 2. Tbe month
ly public debt stst?:nent i sued from the
treasury department yesterdiiy shows a de
crease of debt during the past month
amounting to tll.iO.'iiT. ar i for the first
nine months of the current fiscal year of
53.5).tM!. The net surp us in tha treasury
is $33. 61S.S42, or about iYi.nu less than a
Receipt of th Oovei-nmenu
Government receipts from nil sources dur
ing March past aggregated f U.TT,J, or
$S, 750. IHXI more than in Mar?h, lS-9. Cus
toms rec-ipts during th? month amounted
to J20,fj,To.-, or tl.TVi.OuO more than in
March a year ago, while ii ternal revenue
receipts were $U,-S1.V5, or l,iV).Oi0 great
er than in March, ls
Windom's Estimate Abc nt Correct.
Receipts from ail sources for the first three-
quarters of the current year aggregated
f ya.WJU.uuo, . anl this seem to point to a
revenue by the close of the fiscal year fully
up to Secretary Windom's estimate of $3s.5,
(KM, (MX), submitted in bis annual report last
Iowa Legislatic a.
IES Moines, la, April 2. Yesterday the
senate made tbe license bi!i(secial order for
to-day, and a resolution was adopted to ap
point a joint committee U examine the
Meyers voting machine. Consideration of
the bill for a state normal echoed at Algona
result! in tbe defeat of that location.
The bill was then amended by providing
that commissioners should select the sites.
Thai the f rien is of Aigona defeated the
whole bilL Tbe house passed the bill re
leasing Fremont county from taxes on land
which the Missouri river t loved over to
Nebraska in 174. The Sag. weather serv
ice and crop report bill was n ade special or
der for to-morniw. The sciil text look
question was debated four hours without
Representative Randall Ileeorerlus;.
Washisgto.i Citt. April 2 Mr. Randall
keeps up remarkably welL A friend called
on him Monday, and, in a frieadly talk, Mr.
Randall denied that he had a canc?r, as re
ported. He said his trouble was simply a
fistula, at.d that he was rapid y recovering.
"I can now eat solid food," he said, "and en
joy a chop or a piece of steak. I feel strong,
and when tbe tariff bill is broight into tha
house I will be there to take art in tbe de
bate." The City or far is.
QrEENsrows, April 2 Tbe disabled
steamer. City of Paris, started for Liverpool
yesterday afternoon under the power of ber
port engine. She was pumped entirely clear
of water, and ber agents issu-t a statement
declaring that ber bottom wa- uninjured in
tbe late accident, and tbe bullheads sound;
that tbe vessel was throughout 3rfectly safe,
and would have continued t float indefi
nitely, and without risk to ner passengers.
Couldn't Live Without Ills Wife.
Sxw York, April 2. Moi-ris Marks,
wealthy commission mar char E at No. 96
Spring street, committed suici la yesterday
at his residence, 67 East Tweli th street, by
snooting himself in the bund. His wife had
left him and re fus.d to return and this led
to tbe suicide.
Channrpy Depew at At lanta.
Atlanta, Ga.. April 2. Chauncey M. De
pew, A. a Hewitt, 3. VL lam. in, John C,
Calhoun and oth T 2?ew Yot kers arrived
here yesk-rday and were entor ainej by At
lanta friends. They were tendered a public
reception, and entertained by tbe Capital
City club at luncheon. Gove nor Gordon
and Messrs. Depew, Hewitt and others male
Think Silence la Golden ior Randy.
Lovdos, A(ril 2 Lord Raud olph Church
ill bas declined the invitation -o ad-irAs a
Liberal meeting on toe subject of the con
ference of tha peace commiasiot at B?riin, a
decision which meets the ap;a-oralof his
friends, who deprecate bis mas log any pub
lic speeches on any subject at t lis time.
I3AUG HT OX THE FLY
Telegraphic Flashes Corraled
for Their Novelty.
CAPRICES OF THE GREAT TORS ADO.
How the Wind Played with Objects ia Its
Path Performance af a Monkey in an
Akron. O., Residence Blank Cartridge
ia a Virginia Duel A Mutual Friend
Has His l ittle Joke A Young Man's
Life Blighted by His Father's Sin.
Loftsvmx, Ky , April a There are
hundreds of the most interesting and mirac
ulous Incidents connected with the tornado,
showing the queerest sort of freaks of the
wind. A block of iron casting weighing
over 15J pounds was blown into tbe a -cond
story of the Chesapeake, Ohio and South
western railway building, near the Union
station. Xobody knows where it came from,
and the nearest building from which it
could have come is near!) one huudred
yards away. Great sheets of tin -roofing
were dropped upon Dr. Barry's farm, near
Turner's station, forty miles from the city
on the Short line.
The Clock Stopped at S.l P. XI.
In the rains of a honse on West Main
street a clock was found clinging to the
wall. It was a large office dock, but no one
in the vicinity had ever seen it before, and
no one knows n here it came from. It was
badly broken, but the hands still pouted to
8:20 p. m. A Urge slab of marble was
found in a residence on West Madison street,
which was never there before. It will weigh
oter 1X unds. At Baird's drug store on
Market above Ninth two bird cages with the
birds wrre blown through the skylight. The
ejgc were n-t injured, and the birds are
as full of song as ever.
Miraculous Escape of a Family.
When the building occupied by Brand &
BetbeL the toliaeco men, on Green street,
went to pieces, a piTtion of the frame work
dropped through the roof of a little cottage
just east of the factory. It consisted of a
heavy timber, to which were morti-ed four
upright pieces of timber. When this came
through the cottage tbe family w&re sitting
around the tabid in the dining room, and
the four upright simply pinned them in.
but did nc-t hurt them in tbe feast. It was
one of tbe roost wonderful escapes yet heard
THERE WAS NOBODY HU3T.
A IlarmlrM Dude Who Had .rit That
Was Not Needed.
Whf.eijxo. W. Va., April 2. William
Bond and Jains Rudolph, two society
youths, fought a duel at a point about three
miles east of this c-ity early yesterday morn
ing. The duel as with revolvers loaded
with blank cartridges, but that
fact was unknown to one of
the principals. Bon 1 being very much in
earn eft. Rudolph insu'ted Bjnd a few days
ago while they were Calling on a lady. Bond,
who is noted f.:r his ex -e-ive pliteness.
and whom Rudolph and his friends had
looked upon as a harmtea dude, wrote a
caustic letter to Ru lolph. The latter re
sponded with a challenge, which Boo 1 ac
cepted at once, choosing swords. Through
a mutual friend ha was induced to make it
Ibe Dnde Was No Coward.
The mutual friend loadsd the guns with
blank cartridges, and the party left the city
at 4 a m. A physician, who was asked to
accompany the party, threatened to hare
tbem arrested, and they concluded to go
without medical aid. Rudolph was let into
the blank cartridge secret, but Bond was in
dead earnest all through, having written let
ters to his mother aa i friends, to be deliv
ered ia case be fell on the field of honor.
Bond fired in tbe air, and then stood up and
took his oppon-nt's discharge, repeating this
on the seco:l dirf'oarge. The principals then
said they were satisneJ, and returned to the
J-IAD A MONKEY OF A TIME.
A WIM and t n tamed Native of Soath
America Let Loose Prematurely.
Akron, O., April 2 I. F. Sieberling's
son, Charles, returned yesterday from an
extended trip through South America,
bringing ith him a large species of South
American monkey. The box containing the
monkey was brought out to be opened amid
the curiosity of tbe family circle and a few
friends. Tbe monkey was untamed and had
been closely confined since it was shipped from
Buenos Avres, via 'London. The moment
tbe box cover was locaened tbe n'mal
broke its fastenings and escaped into the
draw ing room.
A Costly Exhibition.
Catching up a costly vase the monkey
dashed it into fragments, knocked a Preach
clock from tbe mantel, demolished it, and
ran among the pictures, curtains, bric-a-
brac, and decorations. He was finally driven
into tbe dining-room, where tbe battle was
renewed, and the monkey bombarded his
pursuers with knives, saucers, and plates.
Several gentlemen were severely bitten and
scratcbed before the South American native
was forced to strike bis colors. Tne damage
done makes him undoubtedly the costliest
monkey in the country.
Ills Father's Sin Blighted His Life.
Calc&a, Csl, April 2. Joe Casey, who
has been confined for three months in the
county jail for tbe murder of Daniel Mathe-
son on New Year's Day, made an unsuccess
ful attempt at suicide yesterday morninz
with an iron spoon, sharpened on the win
dow silL He cut a gash four inches long in
his neck, narrowly missing the carotid ar
tery and jugular. He is a son of James H.
Casey, wbo was hanged by a San Francisco
vigilance committee in 'M because be as
sassinated Eiitor James King. Young
Casey is a good example of tbe blight a
father's infamy casts upon tbe son. He was
shunned because of his relationship to the
man whose memory was execrated for years,
and finally took to drink. In a drunken
debauch he committed the murder for
which be will probably be hanged.
Was Glad She Was Alive.
New York, April 2. "I am so glad yon
rescued me," said Mrs. Augusta Machmard,
a ycung German woman, to a policeman
and the deckhands of a ferry boat at the
foot of Broadway, Williamsburg, Monday
morning. Tbe woman bad attempted sui
cide by jumping into tbe water as tbe boat
was leaving the slip. With difficulty she
was rescued. Sbe thanked her rescuers with
tears in b-r eyes. It was a case of domestic
Beat a Britisher at Fencing.
Kgw York, April 2. Harold St. John,
who claims tb foil fencing championship of
the Suited States, yesterday defeated Sergt.
William Williams lata tJ tha Rr-irUh 1 if.
Guards, in a fenim match at tbs Eden
Musee, winning four bouts out of firs, and
taking a purse of 100 put up by the mem-
uers ot me .nw i org Atnieue clan.
Aa Olive Branch from the Kaiser.
Loxdos, April 2. It is stated that Em
peror Wiliiam is preparing a scheme for a
peaceful compromise of the existing differ
ences between Germany and France, and
will submit the terms to the French govern
ment at an early day. The plan Is said to
he so entirely equitable that its tender by tbe
more aggressive of the two powers cannot
fail of cordial acceptance by the other,
though it may possibly be subj-cted to
A New Break at Austin, MUa,
Vicksbcbg, Misa. April 2. ReoorU of
a new break at Austin, Miss., and of waver-
inz levees elsewhere ara inducing m.nv
families to move beyond tbe danger line.
ureeoviue is surrounded ana partly inun
dated. Mayersvilla has yielded to the flood.
i nere ss no tons or me reported from recent
breaks, but many bead of live stock have
penanea ana mucn property is rained.
He Owes About w.iHMu ,
Philadelphia, April 2. The liabilities
of Koah N. Rosen berger, woolen manufac
turer, who assigned yesterday, are, about
$90,000; assets not stated.
LOST Oil ST0LEX.
Mysterious Disappearance of a
A SETV.JTJL EOBBEBY SUSPECTED.
Guarded by Two Trusted Men and Locked
Vp tn a Safe, It Disappears In a Drive
f a Few Squares A Bonanaa of
BOO Overlooked Express Company ofll
dals ia a State or Mind.
Chicago April 2. The theft of a f 10,000
currency package was the only thing talked
of in the United States Express company's
headquarters on Washington street yester
day. The theft occurred Monday afternoon,
but the officers of ths company tried to con
vince themselves that it was simply a mis
take in delivery, and that tbe next day
would nee the mistake righted. They were
over sanguine. At 12 o'clock last night the
10,003 seemed as far out of their hands
as ever, and it was evident that a shrewd
and cool-headed thief had been at work.
When the Safe Was Opened t
How the money was taken is still a mys
tery. The care with which it was s-opposed
to be guarded only makes the case more sen
sational. A wagon carrying f,AM rolled
away from the rear of the expre?s office at
2;30 o'clock Monday afternoon. The money
was for various Chicago banks, and the safe
which held it was guarded by two men
Driver Erickson and Msst-ngvr William
Simpson. Both were tvute I employes of
the company, picked for their places on the
money wagon because of t eir pool re-'orJs.
In spite of their vigilance, however, when
tbe wanii came to tha end of its route
$U,U Li.lt-d to the Natural lnk of Illi
nois, was aliasing.
Comments ef an tlmrial.
The money that was 1st was for the Na
tional bank of Illinois." one official said,
an-l it wax the largt of nine or ten pack
ages for various d-wn-towu banks. The
money come through our hands from banks
in the east, and consignments similar to
that of Monday are sent out every after
noon, but there has Ivvu no other loss of
the kind for years. Th packages are
checked oil here in the oIIkv, and the mes
enger's rtc-ipt book shows the exact sum
that be is to deliver. As soon as everything
is checked np tbe m n- y packages are locked
in the safe, and the nagon start. When
Simpson came to the National Bank of Illi
nois Monday he reached iu for the package
that his book slio u c I to be there. 1 he pack
age was gtMie. Furth.-r thin tbit, Simpson
says he can tell imth n.
T. FoMiblo. i. plnation.
If tbe pickige was iu the safe ubu he
started it could only have be-.-n takeu out
by a very adroit sneak having a key to the
safe in his possession. He must hsve slipped
into the rear of the waon nnobserve-I, and
it hardly seenis tht this could be done. The
most probable explanation is that ths pick
age was sneaked while the bills were being
made up at the office. On that
account it look? a good dead as
if the thief was an employe of the
office. It is a hard thing to for the men
who have anything to do with our money
department are chovu especially for their
faithfulness an 1 their good record. All of
tbem have be-n thoroughly tried and tested,
and it is hard to say where suspicion can
Tbe investigation of the case has been
placed in the hands of Superintendent A.
Wygant Every pos-ible ciu was work!,
but at midnight no trace of tbe money had
Aa Enthusiastic Celebration by Thou
sands of Friend.
Berlix. April i The celebration of TYine
Bismarck's birthday at Fried richsruho yes
terday was characterized by iuor enthusi
asm and general festivity than have marked
any similar occasion since tbe olervance of
the old chancellor's natal day became an oc
currence of r.atif-nal interest. Five ix-ial
trains loaded ui'h Prince B.sniarik's ad
mirers. ming:ed thir freight with
that of the regular trains which landed
thousands of persons at Frkdr:chsruhe dur
ing tbe day. and the castlo was thronged
with visitors until a late hour. In addition
to these personal visits the ex-chancellor re
ceived over l,su birthday gre- tiugs by mad
and wire, and numerous prtsw-ntv The em
peror sent his portrait.
The florid a Nominations (onOrated.
Washington Citt, April 1. Ths senate
yesterday in secret se-ion confirmed the
nominations of District Judge Snayne,
District Attorney 'T.ing, anl United
States Marshall Mi:i r.ie eastern dis
trict of Florida, which have ixMi peu.iing
since last December. For tlire iays Ed
munds has trie! to get a voting q.iorum. but
tbe Democratic sa:or. by filibustering,
have prevents a vole. E imunds moved an
executive ssdon directly after th morning
hour w ith a view to forcing a vote, and
after five hours talk the Iemocrats gave in,
enough voting to mak ? up tbe neceary
quorum, and the iiomina .:ii being con
firmed by strict party votes.
Lake Michigan is reported entirely free
Tbe London stock exchange ill be closed
Friday, Saturday, sni Monaay.
Funeral services over the remains of the
late Archbishop Ueiss w ere held at St. John's
cathedral. Milwaukee, TuA-lay.
Emperor Wiiuam has deci iel that mili
tary officers on the retired list must in all
cases be amenable to tbe civil law.
One thousand journeymen plumlvrs ara
on strike in Chicago for an alvan ia wage
to tbe minimum of rC 7.S ptr day.
A syndicate bas swurvd exclusive right
over all dnmonds found in South Africa
prior to May IV Is it a diamond trust f
Tbe sheriff of Carroll county. Ids., cap
tured the notorious Bennett brothers, gen
eral burglars, at Dubuque. Ia, Tuesday.
At New York Tuesday P. J. Class-n was
indicted by tbe United States grand jury for
misapplying tbe fun is of th Sixth National
Tbre; conpirat.rs who obtained a prize of
LuW.iAW florins from a Hungarian lottery
company have been sent to prison for long
DU worth Choatt, The ew Yerk World
reporter, who tid himself in tbe Fiack
Jury room, has been sentenced to jail for a
It is report-.! that th paper makers and
dealers have formal a combination for tbe
purpose of putting up tbe price of the r
The twentieth annual cotnnieuceiueut -x
erciaes of tin Woman's Medical college of
Chicago, took place Tuesday. Twenty-five
ladies received diplomas.
The ocean steamer City of Paris has been
pumped clear of water and the leak suf
ficiently repaired to permit of her steaming
from Queen-. town to Liverpool.
An explosion in the Metallic Can worka.
near Betbayers, Pa., Tuesday blew Stephen
Burrows to pieces ana severely injured Peter
Riley. There is not a trao of tbe buiidinz
All tbe Knights of IjUr organizations in
District assembly 11, Ht Louis, have with
drawn from tbe order as the result of inter
nal dissensions between tbe Americans and
The following named national banks have
been authorised to commence business: Is
land Pond National bank, at Island Pond,
Vt, capital t7."i,000; Tecumseh Natioaal
hank, at Tecumseh, Neb., capital fOO.OfM.
Hon. David Wiiber, congressman for the
Twenty -fourth New York district, died at
Uneonta, N. Y., Tuesday, and Hugh VT.
Col lender, of tbe Brunswick-ColleDder com
pany, died at his home in New York city.
Tbe Alexindria. Va, Gazette cot off an
April fool joke on the sleepy citizens of
that burg- Tueslay. It ?blished tha al
leged discovery of the remains of a prehis
toric mastodon in an oatskirt of the town,
and everybody went out to see it, and then
cussed The Gazette.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
A.T POPULAR PKICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
5FIta lh Wst Shoe for
Now. XV lilt lo. Pickthall Knawf
W.WTOCE, UnL, April i Neville H
Pic-kchall, wboee rec.nt mysterious disap
pearance cauM so muca inmn n t, owing to
bu having been eontjet t-i w;th B rvhi.l. tbe
alsl mur.leivr oi Baell. arrv her
ltase Rail Kiprrt (hum HigH.
PirrsBrm, April 2 Th Pittsl urg Xa
t tonal l-sgue c ub off-red First Bsman
Buckley tbe cap-aine of cbe team, a salary
of a ywr for Ihre yers, and fo.UU)
rah to play with tbe ciub. Birkley re
fu d lh- oiTor.
Lteorlr Works !trwyed.
T01 Et), O., April a Ths Toledo L'oorioa
works, 1 catej at Wajonworks, a suburb of
this city, were t orally destroyed by Are
yesterday. !.-. 3).0JO; fully covered by
insurance. Toe works wil be rebuilt im
mediately. Another To lie Snorked to Dsata.
New York, April L In tbe general ses
!ns court yesterJay afternoon, Joseph
Wood was snteacxl by Recorder Smith to
be executed by electricity in ths week begin
ning May V2 next
Will Maintain Last Tear's Rates.
New York, April i The Trunk lines'
executive committee has decided to main
tain last year's west-bound rates for tbe
coming season. No action was taken on
Appointed to a Michigan Office.
Washington Citt, April n Attorney
General Miller has appointed Jared W. Fin
ney to be asastant Unitel State attorney
for tbe eastern district of Michigan.
C'Bicauo. April L
Produoe: Butt r Fancy Elgin, -niV per
lb: One creameries. ISiS) ; darns, fluest. fresh.
13,3.-: fresh packina; stork. 6 V. Egg
strictly fresh, Uc per doa. Dresaed pooitry
Chickens. VSnil prr lb; turkey. Ial3c;
ytx.ni; ben. 15j 5Vc: ducks. 12 lo. AppUa
Fair to cbfMCc, $-1. O,.$0 per bbL
New Yoke. April 1.
Wheat -No. t red winter. Hfttsia4e cash;
April. c; May. 87c; June, SRl ; July, a5Hc
Corn No. t mixed cash. 3T4c cash; do April,
,-: d May. rase; do June, STSc. Oats
yui. t; No. i tuixnl ,h; do April, SLfc-:
doMay.aV: doJuite. ;THc. Re Lu:i. Bar-ley-Nominal.
rVirk-Firm: tJL"iU.a for
new. Lnrd-Puh but Mead: Aprl- less-.
Live . k: Cattle- No tralla io beeves;
dressed beef, firm: sije.l per lb. beep
and lambs .Market qa;; hut steady; sheep,
VtStiU per 11; lambs, S.ilT.TS. Hogs
Market a shade Wilier, live hag. It 4. Vi4 per
Hsy Upland prslrte. tl SO.
Bjy Tfmetay 1 M.
Usy-WUd. ti uj.
(! lr (n.-lr
Uard W 0001 S 0. 0.
The model husbands are the men who
Tkis powder nsver varies. Assarralaf
tasa U ordinary kinds, aadeaanot be sold in
tusnpssrtlna wlta ike sannltnde of tow lest, snort
wsignt alnm er pr pkospaate nowasrs. siu 'ZZim
L?H. Y?rA1' Pewosa Co lus Wall
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI -
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button Shoe called
the money in the city.
1622 SECOND -A-VEIsTTJE.
B. BIRKEN FEL'D,
2011 Fourth Arenue. Dealer io
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Bugles, Boys Express Wagons,
Also a fail line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writinc Paper. Tablets, Ink, Slarea, Lead and Slate Pencil. Etc.
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal
The latest design of the long aeries of ALADDIN Stores. This is beau! if al ic
its ornamentation, novel in many of iu featuresis bound to be a eood seller B
sure and examine this store and learn its good points for after seeing ii Z
out no otber. ,
I hare of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This bas ba
so popular that it u being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parti, bu:
don t be deceiTed-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beck-ith. I aT so'
agent for aboye gooda as well as other desirable goods. Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
Cor. Third aTenue ana Twentieth St, Rock Ielatd
Oraler ia New and
Second Hand Goods
The alfbe oricc naid for roods ef aav kind.
J. :MI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAMOrACTDRER OP CKACKIEt AD BISCUITS.
Ask jour Grocer for them. Thej are bet.
Specialties; Tbe ChriT,'0TtTy' and tbe Caristj WAriE "
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
A, J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largest stock of Carpeting a, WaUin and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
l aad m West TUrd Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT
Base Balli and Bats. Rubber B
Wil trade, kU or nay anything.
No. 1812 Secot J Avenue