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ISLAND AllGUS, MONDAY, APltLL 7, lfc90.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Moti dat, April 7, 1890.
Thb entente cordiale existing between
the Hon. W. F. Crawford and Dr. James
Cozad, the Edgington aspirants for Ben
atonal honors, is considerably strained,
we are sorry to say; and the worst of it
is there is likely to be no truce agreed
upon. Both are setting their pins for
securing the Edgington delegation to the
republican county convention, and both
are equally confident. If the republican
county committee doesn't go down into
Edgington and call a halt the circumam
bient atmosphere in the whole lower end
will assume a lurid hue.
IMatribailBK the Marpla.
The pension patriots in congrrsi pro
'pone to do their share to reduce the ur
plus. The following pension bills have
parsed the committee, and will soon be
brought up Tor action in the house:
The service bill: This proposes to pen
sion all who served ninety days, or over,
at f 8 per month, as soon as the soldier
becomes 63 years of age. This will take
112.000,000, as it is estimated there are
200,000 who have now reached that age,
but that 75.000 are now on the pension
rolls, leaving 150,000 to be benefited by
The Dependent bill: This will pension
all under 63 years, who can either show
disability, or inability to earn a living,
regardless of cause, at $8 per month.
This will take. $20,000,000. This bill
will be a premium for idleness and va
The Widow's bill: To pension all
widows of soldiers, regardless of the
cause of the soldier's death, if they are
dependent upon their own manaal labor
for support. This bill will take f 8.000.
000. Prisoners of war: This provides for a
per diem of $2 while the soldier was in
prison, if for 60 days or over. The es
timate of these is 130,000. and it will
Total increase. $47,000,000; present
pensions, JOS.OOO.OUO; reculur increase,
$4,500,000; grand total, $150,000,000
If these bills all pass it will be a heavy
iucrease in one year $51,000,000. The
taxpayers outside of congress think
halt should be called in the matter of
granting pensions to soldiers who are
neither disabled by wounds or disease.
Pleading for IteAuetton.
The Chicago Tribune of last Wednes
day contained the following special dis
Washington, D. C , April 1. Spec
ial.1 A large number of citizens of
Judge Gest's district have sent .him i
communication, accompanied by a peti
tion. which he filed in the house toil.iy in
regard to the financial depression of the
farming community. They say some
thing must be done to aflord them relief.
and though they have given the tariff
question much thouehl they are unable to
decide fully what effect a material reduc
tion of duties on imports would have, as
the farmers have prospered and bin
gunned under a protective tariff. In
conclusion, however, they demand that
sugar, salt, lumber, binding twine, and
the materials entering into its manufac
ture be admitted fiee of duty, and that a
cut of at least 50 per cent be made on
woolen, cotton and linen fabrics.
The above fails to state whether Mr.
Gest did further than file the petition. but
it is not likely that he did. Of course it
didn't strike him favorably, but probably
bad the effect of reminding Lim of his
broken promises to the farmers prior to
Lis election to congress. Then he was
apparently heartily in favor of a rcduo
tion of the tariff, but as soon as he took
bis seat in the national house he became
subservient to the tariff robbers and mo
nopolists. Outside of any beneficial influence,
however, that the farmers' petition may
have upon Mr. Ge&t. if indeed it has any,
it is a hopeful indication that the hus
bandrymen of Illinois have become thor
oughly aroused on the vital question of
tariff reform, and that they are deter
mined to sift the matter to the bottom.
The request sent to Congressman Gest by
some of bis constituents in this district is
only an admonition of what the party
may expect when the farmers come to a
full realization of how they have been
victimized and plundered by a protective
ABBREVIATED TEL EGRAMS. -
Wisconsin Turner have indorsed the Ben
Hit Wing-ate, of I'ontiac, Wis., died Fri
day at the age of 103.
The largest brirk block in Piuckney villa,
I1U., was burned Friday. Loss f.'iO.OOu.
Fires are raging in the Black forent, Ger
many, and have already devastated a tract
Fire is raging in Shaft Ko. 5 of the South
llKesbnrre coal mine, and it will have to
1 be defalcation of Arclior, the Maryland
tai irea-iurer, tins grown to $li,00t, and
The total saving: on iitircb&ses of bonds bv
the treasury up to Saturday niht vu stiU,-
Collector Erhardt, of .New York, has not
yet bad continuation of that alleged $l,0uo-
ww smuggling irauiL
UT. iliiam itbian. and old settler of
Vermilion county, Ills., died at Danville,
Bararuay, aged ao years.
Senator tar well, of Illinois, is reported
confined to bis bed at Washington City with
. an attack or la grrippa.
Brig. Gen. Nelson A. Miles was appointed
major general Saturday by the president to
succeed Gen. Crook. The appointment meets
witb general approval.
The W. C. T. U. women of Kingman,
Kan., went on a rum raid Saturday, but
found no victims except a druggist, whose
liquor tney spilled in the street
The many failure of farmers in Pennsyl
vania is attributed to the decline in the price
oi looacco, the cultivation of which has been
ery largely prosecuted of late years.
At the Coufddorat I) 3Com tion Djy ob
servance at New Orleans Sunday a floral
presidential chair incribd To Our Chief"
was placed at the tomb of Jefferson Davis.
Gen. Lewis A. Grant, of Minneapolis, has
been nominated as assistant secretary of war-
He has a KpUmrUrl army record, and was ree
ommeuded by Governor Gear and other Iowa
It is r e ported at Sun Francisco that Cretd
Haymoud, who recently resigned the attor
neyship of the Southern Pacillo railway,
will try to succeed Stanford ax California's
senator at Washington City.
A Are visited the village of Theresa, twen
ty-live wiles from Watertown, N. Y., Sat-
urday, and devastated the business portion
of the town, destroying forty-two buildings,
and causing a loss of from f 150,000 to -'OO,-UUO,
Walter E. Raid, of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
Advertised to answer letters addressed to
the spirit laud without breaking' the seals,
charging a dollar an answer. Now how
melancholy nnder the burden of a convic
tion ' the United auto court for ualne
the mall for fraudulent purpose.
The Financial Vacuum of John
F. Piummer & Co.
A NEW YOtK BUSINESS MYSTEBY.
Disappearance of Oae of the Firm and
Also or About 1,000,000 The Wicked
Partner Probably in Canada, but the
Money, Where, Oh Where Has It Gone?
Unlike the Baseless Fabric or a Vis
ion, It Leaves a Bad Wrack Behind.
New York, April 7. The failure of John
H. Flummer & Co., which occurred recent
ly, is the talk of the town just now, because
the more the matter develops the more
startling are the developments. It was
noted Saturday that the creditors did not
expect to got a cent, and now W. S. Darling,
a partner, is missing, and the creditors
would be very much surprised to see him
again. But his disappearance probably pro
vides the key to the mystery of this remark
able failure. Furthermore, it relieves Mr.
Plunimor of some of the imputations which
had been made against him. But thi ques
tion, "Where has the money gone f has not
been answered yet. All that is definitely
known is that a big house, doing a profita
ble business, with a support surplus of at
least I .Ylo,0iX, has suddenly collapsed, and
the $500,i00 is on the other si.le of the
A Round Million Vanishes.
A round million has disappeared, and the
only man who can tell where it has gone has
gone, too. This situation was made possible
by a very peculiar arrangement in the man
agement of the affairs of John F. Piummer
& Co. There was an arbitrary division of
duties among the partners. John F. Pium
iier and his brother attended solely to what
l ay be termed the outside end of the busi-
ss. Mr. Piummer gave his special atten
tion to designing and selecting designs for
goods to 1-e made at the mills. To his skill
in this direction, it is said, has always been
due bis success.
Darling Had Charge of the Books.
Mr. Darling had charge of the books and
of the whole financial department as abso
lutely as if he had been the sole member of
the firm. There was not even an auditing
of his accounts. He gave his partners to
understand that they were doing a most
profitable business, with earnings at the rate
of about $l5i, iOO a year. The volume of
business fully warranted this statement,
and, for that matter, it has not yet been
showed to he untrue The partners did not
draw all their profits. It is said that the
senior partner drew enough to enable him
to live at the rate of about t',00o annually.
The crash came when some of the mills de
manded security or payment toward the
great advances they hail made tli" firm. In
tne cuse of one mill the amount was f H),iK)0.
Bnt He lias Clone to Join Eno.
This brought to fight the real state of af
fairs and no one was more amazed than Mr.
Piummer himself. "We have not heard a
w.-rlfrom Mr. Darling." said Partner W.
L. Strong yesterday, '-but 1 have not much
doubt th.it he is in Canada. The examina
tion of the hooks has not been finished yet,
and we have no clew to what has been done
with the money. I hope the books will
bow, b:!t they may not. There are all sorts
of rumors, but none of them has been veri
flel." There ara various rumors about the
$!,00u,0i.0 which apparently has disappeared
f roin the nssets of the firm. First it is said
th it Mr. Darling has speculated in stocks.
The Mxn Who Ought to Know.
A man who ought to knowsavs that Darl
ing lost something less than $."ill, Kfc soma
time ago in Wall stnvt, but that the big de
flciency has not gone there. Another report
is that he has lost heavily on real estate held
in his wife's inline in the upper part of the
city. The finrt uliout this is that three years
ago air. Dnriing bought torty-thre lots on
One Hundred and nigUty-fit'th street, which
stand in his wife's name, and which cost
$ai,mi. To-day they are worth fully ?(),
UNl. There are also stories told atout Mr.
Darling's private life, but noboly substanti
as them, as they would hardly, if substanti
ated, acconnt lor the disappearance of a
DEVILIi OUTRAGE BY TRAMPS.
. I.uiluiiy Conductor Held and Coolly
Miot Through the Hody.
Liua, )., April 7. Conductor Tucker had
desp -rate fight with tramps on his train
yesterday, and was fatally shot by one of
them. As his freight upon the Fort Wayne
road was moving upon a side track half a
mile west of this city, yesterday afternoon,
six tramps climlied into a box car. Con
ductor Tucker saw them, and ordered them
to get out. They refused, and when he en
tered a car to ej -ct t h.m, fired a pistol at
him. The shot missed, liowever, and Tucker
grappled with the gung, but was finally him
self thrown out of the car. The tramps then
jumped out of the door on the north side of
the car. Tucker climbed over the train, and
as be alighted on the opposite side, one of
the gang produced a revolver, which Tucker
wrenched out of his hands. Twoothers then
caught him, holding each of his arms so that
he was powerless to defend himself, when
another placed a revolver at the conductor's
left side an.l fired, fatally wounding him.
Four of the tramps were arrested.
NOTHING IN ITS PATHWAY.
Twenty Million Gallon of Water Breaks
Loose, Flooding the Country.
Ithaca, N. Y., April 7. Showors of un
precedented violence fell in this locality
Friday night, causing the streams to rise to
unusual heights and flooding the lower por
tion or this city. The dam of the upper
reservoir of the Ithaca water-works com
ny, holding 3).ti0Q,(l00 of gallons, burst
during the night and when the water
plunged through the cliff bound chasm
below it was a terrific torrent 35 feet deep.
Fortunately, no olstacle lay in its pathway,
and when it reached the ojien valley below
the water spread out over the flat surface of
the valley and formed a lake which covers
the western suburbs of Ithaca now to a
depth of three feet This body of water,
joined by the overflow from two other
streams, washed out the tracks of the Le
high Valley and Delaware and Lackawanna
roads, suspending traffic for a time. "
NON-COMMITTAL, FOR A FACT.
The State Department Doesn't Give Out
Any wi to Speak Of. ,.i'
Washington City, April 7. The state
department is like a clam. It is practically
shut up. I he officials who are easy of aC'
cess ' are not at liberty to say anything for
publication and Secretary Blaine who is, U
not to be seen. All efforts to find out any
thing about the recent or pending negotia
tions about the fisheries question, or the seal
fishery question in Behring sea, or the reci
procity negotiations with South American
republics have been futile. The state de
partment oflluials will not even admit tiiat
such negotiations are in progress. Tbey
have even gone so far as to refuse to affirm
that Mr. Charles Tupper was in Washing
ton, when he could be seen any day at the
Arlington hotel, from which he uiade fre
quent visit to the residence of Sjcretary
Blaine, half a square distant.
A Wealthy hicagoan's Mad Deed.
Chicago, April 7. Marcus C. Stearns, a
millionaire and a well-known business man,
made a desperate attempt at self -destruction
Saturday afternoon at his residence on
Micbigau avenue, by shooting four bullets
into bis head. He is seriously wounded and
will probably die. His family can assign no
reason for the tragedy, but he has been in
poor health for some time and his friends
attribute the act to despondency. Mr.
Stearns is the father-iu-law of ex-Meyor
. Dropped Dead in Church.
MaNariELD, O., April 7. James H. Em-
ruinger, aged about 50 years, dropped dead
in SL Luke's church during the services last
night.. Mr. Etnminger was secretary of the
Richland Fire Insurance company and super
intendent of the St. Luke Sunday school.
Cause of death, apoplexy.
POISONED BY A SERVANT.
A Chicago Suburban Resident and His
Wife Foully Murdered.
Chioaoo, April 7. A horrille case of
murder by poison occurred at Enjlewood, a
suburb of this city, Friday night, the actual
death of the victims taking place Saturday
morning. They were Mr. an J M rs. George
P. Newland. Mr. Newland was wealthy
retired real estate man. The pois n was ad
ministered Friday night in the food, and
consisted of a large quantity of rough on
rats. Investigation showed that one of the
servants had borrowed money of .'diss Grace
Newland, and purchased the pisou at a
drug store near the resideno, ami, after ad
ministering it, disappeared. A diabolical
feature of the crime is that Miss Newland
was also poisoned, as wall as her bi-othcr, but
they will recover.
The Suspect Arrested.
Suspicion, of course, fastened upon the
missing servant, a woman nemi Emma
Starr and Info on Saturday she wt s arrested
at the Park theatre. Sue gave her name as
Delia Foster, and said she was a variety
actress and that her real name was Mrs.
Star William Ray. She said s'?.e had a
daughter 9 years old who was living with
her husband, a bill poster, at For; Wayne,
Ind. ; that the never saw Mr. or Mrs. New
land and never heard the name. She
was taken to Mr. New land's haase and
identified, after which the was locked up.
She is known at Fort Wayne and Lafayette,
and is the daughter of a Fort Wayne
blacksmith, so it is said. It is also reported
that he was eccentric to the ver,-e, if not
over it, of insanity
"AGIN" THE GtRRYMANRER.
McCcmas' I'roponil Ion Adopte I by the
Washington City, April 7. A favorable
report has been ordered, by the house com
mittee having it in ohr.rge, on the MeComas
anti-g rrymander bill, the report having
been adopted by a strict party vi te in com
mittee. The Democrats will file a minority
report The features of the bill are two:
One provides that congress shall apportion
the members of the house of repre-sMitatives
among the several states inimediarely after
each decenuial census is complete. I; the leg
islature of a state meeting nextaftr such
apportionment is ma la sha 1 redis
tnct the state, making eeah district
compact, etc., and as nearly ai practic
able to contain equal numbers of voters, tha
limit of difference between the inost and
least populous district being fix i at 15,
0u0; and the scheme of d strict s so adopted
shall not be altered until the next supc;J
ing census is completed.
This Will Raise a Row.
The other feature provides that until con
gress hall reapportion the memb. rs of the
bouse among the states under the nsus of
IS'.), the members shall be elevted to the
Firty-second congress from the tame dis
tricts as those from which the me nbers of
the Fifty-first congress were, elect.-1. -'any
law of any state heretofore or lereafter
pass-.nl to tha contrary not wit lis' an ling."
If this bill h.-comes a law it will "knock
out" the recent Ohio gerrymander or raise
an exceedingly hot constitutiona' contro
versy. EX-SENATOR GILHAM DED.
The Victim of a Burglar's l'islol Crosses
Chicago. A j ril 7. Ex-State Sous tor D. B.
Gilbnmdie.1 at his home in Alton. Ills., at
6 o'clock yesterday evening from t'le effects
of injuries received several weeks since in
an encounter with a burglar. The criminal
has never l)eon heard of sulci the light of
his assault on Mr. Gilhtm.
i.oo.l Work in the Tension Office.
Washington City, April. In a letter to
Secretary Noble, Pension Commissioner
Raum states that since Dec. 'Jllli.st there
have been plncad upon the "completed flirt"
of the bureau !i,-M pension cases. T lie "com
pleted tile" ar. cases that appear to lie com
plete. Of the above, 5i,i-Jt have be-n acted
upon. Final adjudication of these cses is
going on at the rate of over 10, (KM p month,
and the commissioner says that as business
is now arranged he will be abie by Say ."1 to
have every claim examined which w.is in the
office Jan. 1 last, have every completed
claim allowed, mid calls for evidem s made
in those not completed.
Varied and Extensive Fraud.
New York, April 7. The investigation
into the alleged frauds in connect i m with
the recent election in Jersey City has re
sulted in the issuance of warrants for the
arrest of the memliers of the election board
for the First assembly district of tl at city.
The investigation hns developed a remarka
ble variety and extentof fraul. Votes were
cast in tue name of many persons long since
dead, or who had moved away from the
places mentioned in the registry, anJ ballot
boxes were stuffed in the mot flagrant man
ner. Ks-Senalor Ihurman Sick Abod.
New Yokk, April 7. The World's Col
umbus, O. special nays: Fl-Senator Thur
man is quite seriously ill at his bom here.
The unusually damp winter has greatly
aggravated his rheumatic troubles, -in i he
is in a very feeble condition. He hns buen
confined to hut lied for several dajs, and
because of his age his family are somewhat
anxious asto the outcome.
Later. Mr. Thurmau is much Iwtter and
no alarm is felt.
NEW TRUNK LINE PROJECTED.
Fifty-two Miles Shorter than Any Rnnte
Between nttuburg; and Chicago.
Findlay, O., April 7. The Pittsburg and
Wester railroad, which extends to Akron,
has purchased the Toledo and Delphos
narrow-gauge road, which is flnLslitsl from
Carey to Delphos. The track will bi made
standard gauge and extenled to C. icago.
It is proposed to buiid from Plym.iith to
rmdlay, and then purchase the An erican
Midland system now in operation bit ween
this city and Ottawa, and which is graded
as far west as Fort Wayne. Then,
by building a short distance,
make a great trunk line between
Pittsburg and Chicago, fifty-two miles
shorter than any route now connecting
tnose two cities. 1 his Dew line is known as
the "Carnegie road." The American Mid
land is now in the bands of a receiver, and
is soon to be sold.
Expert Billiards at Chicago.
Chicago, April 7. The opening cX the
14-inch Balk-line handicap billiard tourna
mect at Central Music ball Saturday night
was a big success. The first game w is be
tween Slosson, and W. H. Catton, of Rock
Island, Ills., Slosson giving Catton :i'0
points in 501). Catton won the bank, and
during the game did some brilliant playing,
but he was no match for "the Student," who
punched out l.ii points in the fifteen) b in
ning by a marvelous display of expertness.
He strung o.nt 77 points in the seventeenth
inning, and later made 50, 74 and 43 at an
an inning. Canon's tost run was 47. and
the score at the end of the game was f 00 for
Slosson, with an avenge of '25 and 134 plus
the handicap of 2.VJ, with an average of
6 14-ai for Catton.
Important to Suburbanites.
Washington City, April 7. A rai road
ease of importance to suburban residents
was decided by the inter-state cuintnUsioa
Baturday, the effect of which is that where
a railroad company gives proper notice to
holders of commutation tickets that it will
not refund extra fare charged the t cket
holder when he forgets his ticket, ithe co m
pany is acting within the law, has a right
to charge the extra fare and to refusa re
bate when the ticket is presented a ; the
office later; also that the company 1 as a
right to sell tickets good for a certain lum
ber of trips within a limited time, at d to
cancel the ticket when the time ex pirea
whether all the trips have been take.i by
the bolder or not.
Fatal Powder Mill Explosion.
New York, April 7. A terrific explosion
occurred Saturday in the powder mill at
Bay C ties term, near Bartow, N. Y. - Two
and bouses in the vicinity lor some dist anos
were damaged. -
Six Thousand Chicago Carpen
ters on a Strike.
THE EIGHT HOUB MOVE IS BOOMING
A Mass Ratification Meeting Addressed
by Robert Undbiom, the Board of Trade
Mun Labor Trusts Advocated and En
eournged A New Line of Thought Sug
gested on the Labor Question The Way
to Regulate Supply.
Chicago. April 7. The Carpenters' .Coun
cil declared Saturday night at 12 o'clock
that the strike was on, or would be Monday
morning. About seventy-five delegates
were present, representing over 6,000 men.
Until 12 o'clock the council was prepared to
receive any committee from the Master
Carpenters' Association with a view to
arbitration, I ut no committee appeared,
and a resolution to strike for minimum
wages of 40 cents an hour, an eight hour
day and recognition by the bosses, was
The Strike Action Ratified.
More than 3,000 men attended the mass
meeting of the union carpenters at the Sec
ond Regiment armory yesterday afternoon,
and, by a unanimous vote, ratified the action
in ordering a strike. Four speakers ad
dressed them on tha present situation, the
cause and use of the strike, and advised them
as to their conduct in it. Before the meeting
was called to order about a dozen secretaries
were kept busy taking the names and money
of the men who wanted to join the union
aud go out with the majority. Resolutions
were rea I from the Knights of Labor and
other trade assemblies pledging support to the
carpenters in their fight.
Lindlilnm Talks Labor "Trust."
Robert Ijiud'dom was the first speader in
trodiKvd. "From the teachings that have
been furnished in most every kind of busi
ness," said Mr. Liudb om, "you have come
to adopt the theory of supply and demand in
relation to wages as the correct one. Here
tofore these matters have been regulated by
other than yourselves, but now you have re
solved to administer a little supply and de-
maud meibcina yourselves. And is there
anything wrong about it f Is it not in con
formity with the recognized rules of busi
ness! the Strikers in Good Company.
"The sugar trust, the coal barons and the
raii roa.l pools all do what they can toward
the regulation ot surply and demtnd, and
you are indebted to thee gentlemen for
teaching you to regulate the supply of labor.
But you should do it for the benefit, of your
fellow men, for the sake of education and to
secure Is-tfer homes for your wives and
children. There is nothing revolutionary
in this. Yon have the right to regulate the
supply of your own efforts.
The I'hilosonhr of the Move.
We all know how it is possible for a few
men to regulate the price of a certain conv
modity, and why should the same thing fail
with labor which must lie its own protec
tion? If the lalior problem were properly
understoxl it would be solved in a genera
tion. Knowledge alone is the champion of
improvement an i progress. If the carpen
ters work eight hours a day instead of ten is
not the supply of that particular commodity
reduce,! oue-lifth! And should not the price
lor that lai or be increased m the same ratio
if the demand remaius the same?
The Bosses Can Stand It.
"The employers could well afford to pay
you i cents an hour, for the man who
works ciht hours a day is worth in the end
more than the man who works ten. The
only thing to be considered should be the
questi.m whether or not they can grant
your demand and still make for themselves
a fair return. I think thev can, and the
time will come whrn thev ill not be more
entitled t. c.i.n: ns!ition ihnt is i He labor.
A I'lea A-alust ioletiro.
on are mi the right track now. Try to
decrease the supply of inb.tr and lalior will
become more valuable. But, above all
things, do not resort to violence in your
struggle for equity except in defense of your
manhood. 1 he Ixtttio of emancipated Labor
must I won not on tha fi dd of revolution
but on the held of evolution. You are the
advance guard of ail industrial army. Be
ware of fn!so leaders, for America will not
tolerate the substitution of violence for rea
son. The intelligent world is in sympathy
with you and i!l help yon in voiu struggle
for equity "
GINZBR3ER'S LITTLE DEAL.
He Steals a Few Cigar and Rrrak His
IxpiAKAPoLls, April 7. A heavy consign
ment of stolen cigars has been discovered
here. They w.-re stolen from the Red Rock
Cigar company, of Denver, CoL, by August
Ginztmi ger. He negotiated with this com
pany for 72,0(KI fine cigars, agreeing to pay
cash for them. They were delivered to him
in Denver and he shipped them 4o San Fran
cisco immediately, reshipping them to In
diansp.lis A few davs afterward, when
the company's agent went around to collect
the money, he found that Mr. Ginzberger
had skipped and all trace of the cigars had
been lost. The firm failed for $24,fh0. beine
unable to hold np under the losses occasioned
by Ginzlierger's stealings. J. W. Prosser, of
lienver is here, and the thief will b3 iulu-ted
in the federal court
Ierllnn In a Slave Marriage Cane.
A AsniNGTOS, IniL, April 7. A case has
been decided here which practically declares
slave marriage illegal. In tha '50 s Andrew
Thomas, a Georgia slave, married another
slave according to negro rites. Three chil
dren were Iki-u. hater Thomas escaped.
Bfiuea m mis counry, rwcame . nrosner-
ana married acain. After the war
Mrs. Thomas No. 1 hunted him up.
For her Thomas built a house on his furm,
where she has since lived in harmony with
wife No. 2. Recently, desiring that her
children should inherit a share of their
father's estate, she brought suit to auiet
title to the farm. Saturday the suit was de
cided against her, the court holding the
marriage ille-al. The case will go to the
The Chicago World's Fair.
. . i, m . i .
v-mi-Auu, jpru 4. niucn surprise was
evinced Saturday when the list of directors
of the World's Fair association was pub
lished at the absence of the name of Mr.
Ueorge K. Davis, whose work in favor of
this city at Washington City was very effi
cient. It has been discovered, after all,
that he was elected, and that one of tha men
announced, probably Mr. Colvin, will have
to give way for him. The knowledge that
Mr. Davis was not "left" elves great satis
Probably Carried Over Niagara Falls.
Niaoara Falls, N. Y., April 7. William
A. Welch, who has for several vears oast
held the position of foreman on H. C. How
ard's farm, near La Salle, is missing, and
there seems but little doubt that he was car
ried over the falls.
Ko Repeal of Prohibition la Iowa.
Des Moines, la., April 7. Tha lower
house of the legislature disposed of the
question of repeal of the prohibition law
for at least two years Saturday by de
feating the Democratic local option bill.
This result was accomplished by the vote
of Jiwart, the Union Labor member, who
vowd with the Republicans, giviug thorn
VUlaino.: Attempt at Incendiarism.
Padccah. Ky.. AprU-7. The Marshall
house was discovered to be on tire Friday
morning, but the flames n?re promptly ex
tinguished witb small loss. An lamination
showed that a diabolical attempt ai incen
diarism had been made. The fire bad been
started simultaneously in five rooms, three
in the upper story and two on the first.
Be a Strike Abdut This.
Indianapolis, April 7. The union car
penters of this city hare notified the con
tractors that after May I tbey will require
35 cents an hour and eight hours to consti
tute a day's work. The contrao or say tbey
cannot afford to pay the wages demanded,
and a strike may result. . to
HE DOTED ON PEACE
Bismark's Friend Demolishes
a Popular Delusion.
THE GREAT TEUTON IN A NEW G ABB
A Rival of the Immortal "Buck Fan
khawe," lie Teamed for Peace, and
Would Have It, If He Had to Fight for
It Lord Bandy Has a Little Irish Pol
icy of His Own A Badly Treated
Frenchman Foreign Notes. .
Loxdox, April 7. Herr Woermann, a
life-long friend of Prince Bismarck, in an
interview, fays that the allusion to Bis
marck as the "Man of Blood and Iron" Is
altogether unjustified, as the wholejpolitical
career of the ex-chancellor shows him to
have been a man, of peace. "Prince Bis
marck's experiences nt the diet of Frank
fort," Herr Woermann continued, "con
vinced him that there was not room enough
in Germany for both Austria and Prussia.
It became his object to turn out Austria
and he never concealed his intention to ao.
complish it. He was ready to make a bar
gain so long as ha was required to concede
Just Had to Fight.
"When a bargain on those terms was not
to be had he accepted a conflict, for which
he knew Prussia was ready, and the result
justified bis foresight. In the settlement
after Sadowa he exerted a self-restraint
which was perhaps hi. greatest achievement.
The soldiers were against him, for they
trusted their strength. Bismarck, looking
lar ahead, advocated moderation as the
right way to secure the future good will of
temporary enemies. In this way he gained
over south Germany within a year or two,
and Austria a few years later.
Same Way In the French War.
"The conflict with France was held to be
inevitable after the defeat of Austria. The
military leaders were able to take it up at
any time. Indeed, the general stafL" was
ready even in lstfd to enter Vienna, at tha
risk of having the French army on their
flank. But Bismarck preferred moderation.
In lboS, when the Luxemburg dispute arose,
the military administration was for accept
ing the French challenge. Bismarck was
for a compromise, if it could be effected hon
orably. He held that a war postponed may
be a war prevented. In 1S70 the conditions
It Was Fight or Fall Hark.
"The challenge was given to Germany in
a manner whicb left no alternative. The
theory that Bismarck had conjured it up by
some deep-laid plot is a liction of his ene
mies. In the work that fodowe i of giving
a politi.-ai form to German unity the chan
cellor kept the most moderate programme.
When the terms of peace with France came
to be settled, Bismarck was again for mod
eration. The annexation of Alsace-Lorraine
was forced upon him by the soldiers and by
the public opinion created by the historical
Made It Kisky for Russia.
"His chief object since the treaty of
Frankfort has been to keep the peace,
while consolidating the power and influence
of Germany. He has never taken a narrow
view of the means to secure this end. In
l.7S he made every possible concession to
Russia When be afterwards saw that he
had gained nothing by this course except an
uncertain peace, he made the alliance with
Austria and Italy, which still exists "
LORD RANDY SUGGtSTS AN IDEA.
He rropoies That the Tories Appeal to
the British Voters.
I.ONDOS, April 7. Lord Randolph
Churchill is out n ith a letter in criticism of
the government's Irish land purchase
scheme. He declares that British credit
could not safely lie pledged for such pur
chase except when giveu iu response to a
spontanfous request of the Irish eople,
who should offer their rate revenues
as security and bind themselves
by every cbligation of national
honor to repay the amount loaned.
He cl.:ises with a suggestion that the govern
ment, in the event of a determined opposi
tion to the bill, confuse the. separatists by
withdrawing it, and in the meantime pass
useful measures and a peal to the country
with confidence in a patriotic majority. He
argues in favor of discontinuing coercion,
and giving Ireland a popular local govern
ment such as is enjoyed by the English and
The Monarch of the Kitchen.
London, April 7. There is a singular
strike in progress at the popular Savoy
hotel on the Thames e.iiUauk n ut. A new
manager was re witly appjin;ei who was
unlucky enough k offend tnat powerful per
sonage, the chef. The monarch of the
kitchen struck work, and his 8;xty cooks
followed his example. The waibsrs joined
the strike, and next the maids and porters.
The hotel is completely upset and uuless the
manager makes terms with Uio ch f tha
bouse will lose the tieucfU of the holiday
trade, which is an important item.
Not That Sort of Man.
Berlix, April 7. Ferdinand Buuke, a
clerk, tried to blackmail Bismarck. Bunke
wrote threatening letters to Bismarck, in
which be said he would make public some of
the ex-chancellor's pretended offences unless
a payment was made to him of 50 marks.
Bunke was promptly arrested and sentenced
to three months' imprisonment. This is the
man who threw a brick at Bismarck a month
ago w hile the latter n as entering the royal
GoTrnifuriit Threatened with a Strike.
London, April 7. The employes of the
government arsenal at Woolwich, number
ing about 10,000, have formally protested
against the present scale of wages, and
threaten to str.ke. They receive much less
than similar workmeu in private employ
ment. The metropolitan police force are
also talking of striking over the question of
Accident at a Famous Lighthouse.
London, April 7. A fog signal in the
famous Bell Ruck lighthouse, on the Scotch
coast, exploded prematurely Saturday,
shattering the dome and extinguishing tha
light for the first situe since the lighthouse
was built in 18! I. Foe aiirnals were
ployed to warn ves-els during the remainder
or ,tue nigut.
Hardly Just to Monsieur Itayol.
Paris, April 7. M. Bayol will be succeed
ed as French agent at Kotouou, Dahomey,
by M. Ballot. The government relieves M.
Bayol because that gentleman was com
pelled by threats of death to make promises
to the Duhomjans which it is impossible for
France to fulfill.
TURBULENT NEGROES KILLED.
They Shoot a Town Marshal and His Dap
aty Kills Th-. of Them.
Birmingham, Ala., April 7. Atlrondalei
six miles from this city, late yesterday aft
ernoon. Town Marshal England and Deputy
Sheriff Fon ten berry attempted to arrest a
crowd of negroes on a charge of larceny.
Tha negroes opened fire on tha officers,
shooting down Marshal Eugland at the first
Are. Deputy Font i berry took refuge be
hind a tree and shot three of the neirroes
dead. The others took te Ce woods and es
caped. The shooting created the wildest ex
citement in the town on account of the po
litical troubles there, aud half the town was
under arms before the exact nature of the
affair was learned. The political axdtement,
nowever, bad njtning to do with the trag
edy. - England is not dead.
Deasoaratie Success In Rhode Iitantf.
..TrwpoBr, R. L, April T. At Saturday's
supplementary election for the First and
Fourth representatives of thb city Democrats
were cbieen. William P. Clarke received 73
majority, aud Andrew K. Jainn;$ma jority.
A question may be raiaad depends on the
politics of the bouse as to tha legality of
tha election, which was bald under tha old
voting system because of - the delay , in
amending tha new law so that it would ap
ply to supplemental elections.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PEICE8,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT. IA.
tSTWhicu are goo.J Fitters
RAPID WORK 'N CON3RE3S.
A Large Number or HliU I'nt Throngh In
Washington- city, April 7 Congress did
a big JaVs work Ntturdariu tlie war of
pension bids, thj senate pvsmg I l-i private
pension bills in ouj hour. Am.mj; the other
bills were the following; Frovi.i:iii for ths
vitiation of town sit clainu in Uk.an.itu t
when the claimant "boomed' li::nvlf into
the territory too soon; appropriating V.
ouo for a naii-mal niuieiini l i.i lin;, irori i
ing for the inspection of meats exported aui
fond an 1 drink imported; giviug preference
t veterans in the civil w-rviee; for
an assixtaat general superintendent and
chief clerk ot the railwav mail service
at salaries of 3,0tu and f J.iMJ respectively ;
giving the widow of Senator BaU r, of Ore
gon, who was killed at Ball s Blalf. a pen
non of 50 per month, and tile wi.luw of Ueu.
Hartranft fluo par month. Bii Is acre intro
duced: To ettabhsh a department of ba.ikmg
for the people; to include iu the act "to re
store pt-nsious in certain cases" all officers
and soldiers in the army or their widows aud
children; providing for arbitration between
railway companies aud their employ,-; lim
iting the total amount of land to be h.-ld by
any citizen or corporation to Aft) acres Jf
arable land or 640 of any other kin 1.
The bouse paswd bills amending the arti
cles of war in the duet-tarn of more care iu
trying the accused iu time of pace; pro
viding for the retention of ft per montb of
the first years' pay of enlir-tei men, and that
they may purchase their discharge; increas
ing to elex en the board of managers of sol
diers' homes, and appointing thereon John
C Black, of Illinois, and George W. 'Steele,
of Indiana; giving preference in presiden
tial appointments from civil life to the army
to West Point graduate, National guards
men, or graduates of military institutes;
providing for an immigrant Nation on Kills
island. New York baibor; for a ;ul""-'
building at Aurora, Ills. tTo.OUO. After
listening to eulogies ou the late Representa
tive Nutting, of New York, the houso ad
journed. Wa Villainy at the Itottom?
New York, April 7. A lire, thought to
be incendiary, occurre J yesterday evening in
the room on the flfth floor of the custom
housa which U uiel for tha storage of draw
back vouchers, ledger t, The origin of
the Bra is a mystery. The fl imeswere ol
s rved in time to prevent much dainag) to
the building, books, or iatxra If
diary, Ih fire must have been intenl d to
uesirojr i-usioni aocuiueut', as the but ding
I fire proof.
Friction In Pennsylvania. '
WilkesBaKRK. Pa., April 7. The Union
Improvement company (thj Enervate I'oal
company) ha issued nine writs of eiectmcnt
against tenants occupying their property at
r.uoi qio. i ne wrns are based upon a cast
Iron lease In which tha tenant in eich caee
azreea tn nuit. thu urniiiui wt. .
I ti V- . V
quested to do so ly ths company without
wstiht alum a pr
RoTAfc him Powdsb Co., ioa Wafi
powdw aaver varVs. Anamlof nnriT?
trancta and waoaoawMS. Mora ccoaomica
taaaO-ordinary kiwi., aadeaaoot bToid l
oomiMWUoa win a Baititada of i
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stubley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SIECOUSTID .AVIEISrTJIE.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
IV.I1 Rubies, Roys' Express Wagons. R&se Bills and Cats, Rubb-r Bills, etc
Also a full line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Paper. Tablets. Ink. Slate, Led and Slate Pencils, Etc.
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Uard Coal.
The ltet design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This is beautifurin
its ornarner.tntion. novel in many of it, features-i3 bound to be a pol se'Kr Bs
bu,Tot"rne "ve d ,carn 118 good poiDUfor afl" Vit jou win
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. ThN baa been
so popular that it is bf ing copied as far as they dare oy unnipub.us nait"s but
don't be deceived-buy the Round Oak -made by P. D Beckwfth T .m thJ vi
B 6"" o umtr
Cor. Third avenue
Iiealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
OF EVERT DESCRIPTION.
Tbe hlghee nrice Mid for p.xxln of an kind. Will Irsde, s.ll or boy anything.
No. 1612 Secocd Avenue.
J". IMI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AHUFACTUSEH OF CRACKERS ABD BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best
tar Specialties; The CbrlMy "0TSTKR" and the Chrity "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A. J. SMITH & SON.
Arid Japanese Mattings.
compare largr st stock of Carpetinfs, Mattinf s and
WEST OF CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 Wett Third Street, Opp. Muonio Temple, DAVENPORT.
Avenue. Dealer in-
uesiraoje goods. Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
and Twentieth St, Rock Island