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Til fi HOCK ISLAND AllGUS, WEDNESDAY, APBIL 9, 190.
THE DALLY AllGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Wednesday, Aran. 9. 1890.
The knockout blow that Frank Oar-
nett, tbe popular young farmer of Coe,
administered to P. F. Cox for tbe asset
orsbip of tbelr town en election day,
seems to hare bad no perceptible effect
on tbe latter, or else be rallied pretty
quickly. Cox tthowed np in Rock Island
yesterday and commenced laboring witb
bis fellow Q. A. R's. in a manner wbicb
forever sets at rest tbe doubt whether be
still bankers after the republican nomina
tion for county treasurer -or not. Con
sidering that Bro. Campbell also relies
upon considerable O. A. R. support, it
places that organization in rather an em
barrasaing position. Cox, however, says
his military record overshadows Camp
bell's so completely that a comparison
would be odious to bis opponent.
The Chicago Tribune, in an endeavor
to distract tbe attention of tbe voters of
Illinois from tbe tariff and extravagant
regimes of succeeding republican ad'
ministrations, is bringing the com
pulsory education law forward. In
its met Saturday s issue It prints
three columns of specials, contain
ing the - views of leading democrats
throughout the state upon the subject.
Tbe unanimity of feeling agaiost mak
ing compulsory education a political is
sue is likely to knock the scheme in the
head. With few exceptions the present
law was commended as a salutary meas
ure. Is is admitted that there may be
incongruities in its composition which
should be eliminated, but that the law on
tbe whole should stand. The following
expression appears in the Tribune from
Rock Island county, and is in harmony
with tbe views elsewhere:
Tbe democrats of Rock Island county
see no reason for making a political is
cue of compulsory education in tbe state
campaign this year. They say that the
law now on the statute books is almost
identical with the Bennett law in Wis-
cousin, wnen passed two years ago
part; lines were not drawn, and the dem
ocratic members were among its strongest
supporters. Tbe law has worked well so
far as reports have come to band. An
other reason for not taking up tbe edu
rational issue is that to do so would
draw attention from tbe su ject of tariff
rerorm. which tbe democrats insist must
be kept at tbe front. The democratic
member from this district, Hon. . W
Hnrat, voted for the present law, and be
expresses satisfaction witb its workings.
A Hid From Moline.
An effort is being made by the Moline
Business Men's association to induce tbe
Rock ford Construction company, wbicb
received tbe contracts for tbe paving ex
tensions on Twentieth street and on Sec
ond avenue, on condition that it would
locate a factory in Rick Island, to estab
lish its plant in Moline, and tempting
propositions have been made to the at
tainment of that end. These the Rock
ford company is now entertaining and
tbey include not only a donation of fand,
but other inducements; but the Rock
ford company is not looking for bait such
as has been put out in Moline. Its
representatives stated emphatically be
fore getting tbe contract that they were
not looking for inducements, asked no
donations of land and bad no stock to
place at the disposal of local capital. In
view of these facts the Moline bid ought
not to receive consideration at tbe hands
of tbe Rockford people if they propose
to act in good faith. They have an op
tion on the land which they are exploring
at sears, which expires on tbe loth, and
their action after that will be watched
with much interest.
Bane ball at Du Moines, la. Minneap
olis 0, Des Moines tf.
E Jward Lloyd, publisher of The London
Dally Chronicle, is dead.
The Manhattan bank, of Manhattan, Kan.,
clewed its door Tuesday.
The paper money of Brazil has dapra
ciated su that it n worth but little over 50
per cent, in ((old.
The Htardard Oil company kaa again
raised the price of oil, tbe object being to
The New York M. E. conference Tuesday
adopted resolutions denouncing card playing,
dancing, and theatre going.
Prisoners in the jail at Spokane Falls,
Wash., captured the Jailer Tuesday and,
after biuding him. emptied tbe jail.
Hundreds of families in the flood sections
along tbe Mississippi are in a destitute con
dition, living on the foveas (without shelter.
Twenty-eijfht Russian students who par
ticipated in the late revolutionary demon
strations have baon expelled from St, Pe
Ilerty leads in tha Pittsburg, Pa., walking
match, with a score at 1:2:30 a. ni. Tuesday,
or 310 miles; Noremac, 5800; Howartb, iOXi;
Seventy thou.iand workingmen will be in
attendance at the labor demonstration
which is to be held at Barcelona. Sua in. in
May, and it U probable that a general strike
L-anoy, 1 1 years oiu, Is under ar
rest at St. Joseph, Mo., for eloping with a
13-year-old girl named Davis. They claimed
to nave been married and wore keeping
oouae in an oli boat.
Congressman Cow leu, of North Carolina,
was notified at Washington Tuesday of tha
death or bis son, who was killed by the ao
cidental discharge of a pistol while attend
ing school in Worth Carolina.
William Ketles, formerly a theatrical
agent, and who says he was recently worth
fioo.ouo, but lost it in speculation, was ar
rested at tie.-' Yora Mon day for stealing a
oeer nerrei worm 40 cents.
Tbe body of a woman was found Tuesday
iu tbe open street at Haberstbal, near Aix-
U-Chapelie, with her throat cut and her
body disemboweled, and otherwise muti
lated, after tha style of "Jack the Bippar."
Marcus C. Stearin, of Chicago, who shot
. -himself Saturday, died Tuesday. He was 74
years old, and tbe oldest surviving member
of tbe board of trade, having been one of
its organizers. A fit of despondency caused
The bill for tbe construction of a bridge
across the Hudson at Brooklyn, which has
oeen introduced In tbe Hew York legisla
ture, is designed, it is said, to make Brook
lyn independent of New York, and give her
uireci communication witb tbe west.
Richard Davies, an 18-year-old boy. wi
banged at Crewe, England, Tuesday, for
ne murder or his father. His 10-year-old
brother George, who had been condemned
to die with him for complicity in tbe crime.
was respited last week by the home secre
Tbe compromise between tbe master plum
bers, of Chicago, and their employes gives
journeymen fa. 50 per day a decrease in
wages and less ikUifsl workmen an advance
of 35 cents a day. Tbe contract is for two
years, and future dispose are to be settled
by arbitration. -
When President Iogalla wants senate
quorum he sends to tbe restaurant and
usually finds a nice full one.
GAMBLING IN GRAIN.
Butterworth's Bill Approved by
the House Committee.
DEFENSE OF A BADICAL MEASURE.
The Senate Passes the Anti-Trust BUI
and tha Bouse the Bill to Reimburse
Members for Silcott's Robbery Lib
eral) Reward for Services That Saved
the Government Millions Sensational
Reports About Sam Randall Denied
Capital News Notes.
Wabhingtos, Citt, April V. Chairman
Punston, of tbe house committee on agricul
ture, submitted a report yesterday recom
mending the passage of the Butterworth bill
to prevent dealings in options and futures
by imposing special taxes on dealers in
them. The report is signed by the full com
mittee. It is stated in the report that the
bill is intended to apply to that class of
transactions conducted in the bucket-shops
and grain pita of tbe country known as
"puts and calls," including the whole range
of mere speculative gambling in fictitious
Legitimate Traders Not AftVeteri.
"It does not affect injuriously," siys the
report, "any legitimate trader or dealer in
farm staples. It seeks to and doe impose
an internal revenue tax upon those dealers
In grain, corn, cotton, and pork who, as a
rule, never see, own or handle a peck or
pound of tbe articles tbey sell. It applies to
dealers whose transactions have the least
possible reference to the supply, and still less
reference to the demand for consumption;
who are not concerned whether the harvests
are blighted or bountiful.
Purpose of the Measure.
"The bill, which in terms affects transac
tions for future delivery which are innocent
iu themselves and do uo harm to any one, is
yet intended to reach that class of specula
tors only who sell what they do not own;
who sell with no purpose or intent, near or
remote, ft deliver what they sell; who re
quire little capital or stock in trade, and yet
who sell in the bucket-shops and pits of the
United States every thirty days more wheat
than is grown in the whole world in one
year, thus in great measure destroying legit
imate trade and driving merchants and
traders engaged therein from the field, and
forcing the price of farm products be low lie
cost of production, rendering the calling of
the farmer unprofitable and degradiug toil."
Amended to Protect the Farmer.
The committee offers an amendment to
tbe bill, providing that the act shall not ap
ply to any contracts or agreements for the
future delivery of any of the articles men
tioned in tbe bill made with the United
States or any statA, county or municipality,
nor to the contracts or agreements made by
farmers for the sale and delivery of any of
hee articles in actual course of production
by farmers at the time of making the con
tract. The committee adds that it has no
doubt of the constitutionality of tbe meas
ure. PASSED THE ANTI-TRUST BILL.
That Measure Goes Through the Senate
Proceeding in the House.
Washington City, April 8. Call intro
duced in tbe senate yesterday a resolution
calling for an investigation of tbe charges
against Judge Swayne and Attorney Strip
ling, of the northern Florida district, that
they administer the a IT airs of their offices in
a partisan spirit. The resolution went over.
Tbe anti-trust bill was then taken up and
passed, as was tbe bill to admit free of duty
articles from Mexico for tbe St. Louis
exposition, amended to include the
whole of South America and Canada.
The Montana senator-ship case was resumed.
but while Pugh was speaking it was noted
that but two Republicans were in their
seats and tbe matter was laid aside. The
senate then adjourned. The vote on the
anti-trust bill was 52 to 1 Blodgett.
The bouse passed bills for tbe relief of per
sons settling on Northern Pacific indemnity
lands, restoring to the public domain land
set apart at tbe headwaters of ths Missis
sippi, Wisconsin and other rivers for reser
voir purposes, granting right-of-way
through Indian reservations in Wisconsin
to the Duluth and Winnipeg railway, and to
prevent tbe enlistment of aliens in the
United States navy. The motion to recon
sider the vote on the proposition that the
government make good the stealings of Sil
cott was then called up, the motion carried
and the bill passed. (The court of claims has
decided that the government is responsible.)
In committee tbe house then took up the
naval appropriation, but w.thout completing
tne mil the committee rose, and the bouse
The Silcott Stealings.
Washington City, April 9. Tbe house
nas passeu me uiu to matte good to repre
sentatives the amounts they lost by the
stealings of Silcott, the only member to
make any objection being Ho I man. Pay-
son reviewed the decision in tbe Crain case
in tbe court of claims. The secretary of tha
treasury had authorized him to say that his
department would not appeal from the de
cision. Crain sued for the portion of his
salary stolen by Silcott, and the court of
claims gave him a judgment. The appro
priation is something over $70,000.
Novel Step In Army Reform.
Washington City, April . Secretary
Proctor has issued an order directing that a
record be furnished and kept in the war de
partment of the services, efficiency, and spe
cial qualification, personal habits, eta, of
officers of the army below the rauk of col
onel, Including the conditiou of their com
mands and percentage of desertions there
from. This novel stop iu the way of army
reform is based on the custom of tbe German
army chiefs of keeping a constant record of
tbe special attainments and qualifications
of each otlleur.
Arrivals and Ltepartnres of Chtaese.
Washington Citt, April 9. The secre
tary of the treasury sent to the senate yes
terday a statement of the arrival and de
parture of Chinese persons from the port of
San Francisco since Aug. 2, 1832. The total
arrivals were 832, of whom 221 were fe
males. The total departures were 5,653.
The secretary says there are many charges
of fraudulent arrivals, but little tangible
proof of the same, and that no allegations
are on nie charging United States officials
with complicity in the alieged fraudulent
Representative Randall's Condition.
Washinoton Citt, April 9. Mr. Ran
dall's family say that he is not in a critical
condition, as has been reported; that he
passed a comfortable night, and that he is
better than be was last week.
Mighty Poor Recognition.
Washington City, April 9. The senate
committee on finance, at its meeting yester
day, ordered a favorable report on a bill
appropriating $20,000 for tbe relief of the
heirs of e late Professor Joseph Henry.
Professor Henry was for twenty-five years a
member of the lighthouse board, and dur
ing that time be received no compensation
for his services. Ho perfected several in
ventions which were oc great value to tbe
government, one of which has saved the
government, as estimated, $4,000,000.
A Fair Supreme Court Lawyer.
Washinoton Crrr, April ft Mrs. Lelia
Robinson Sawtelle, of Boston, was admitted
to practice at the bar of the supreme court
yesterday upon motion of Senator ' Hoar.
8be is the fifth woman who has had this
honor. Tbe first was Mrs. Belva Lock wood.
of this city. These ladies do not often ap
pear before the court, but take seats within
the bar whenever they come to Washington
Pardons Granted and Denied.
Washington Citt, April 9. President
Harrison has granted a pardon to Thomas
Primrose, convicted in Michigan for coun
terfeiting and sentenced Sept. 17, 1837, to
nve vearr imprisonment, and denied one In
the case of Thomas F. Mahoii, of Iowa, for
violating tbe postal laws, and sentenced to
one year's imprisonment
National BjuksAutli ortzert.
Washington JPity. Aprii i . The follow
ing nainei nit.onal banks h ivj been author
ised to commence business: Citizens1 Na
tional bank of Lawrencburg, at Lawrence
burg, Iud., capital $50,000; Cuamberlain Na
tional bank, at Chamberlain, 3. D., capital
Death of a Former Journalist.
Washington City, April 9. William W.
Warden, formerly Washington correspond
ent of the Cincinnati Euquinr, and atone
time private secretary to Pres dant Andrew
Johnson, died yesterJay morning of par
alysis after a lingering illness.
Favorable Reports Oidered.
Washington City, April 1. The house
committee on commerce has ordered favora
ble reports on bills to establish a port of en
try at Cairo, Ilia, and to br dge the Mis
souri at Sioux CityIa.
A Dinner at the White Bouse.
Washington City, April U The presi
dent and Mrs. Harrison gave a dinner to the
justices of the supreme court, their ladies,
and a number of invited gues last night.
Covers were laid for fifty persons.
IT WAS A PRETTY F3AUD.
But the Minor Scoundrel Got Away with
Niw York, April it. A H. raid special
from Chicago says that tbe details of a
fraud in connection with the failure in 1337
of the great lrlietl wire menufacturers,
Sherman & Marsh, has just dine to light.
It appears that EUm J. Marsh, managing
partner of tbe firm, seeing that failure was
inevitable, laid his plans to deci ive the cred
itors and to feather his own nest. He en
tered into a conspiracy with Charles H.
Lane, a New York broker, to make it ap
pear that he (Marsli) was specul it ing heavi
ly in stocks. Marsh th-n bought up as much
wire on credit as be possibly could, store-1 it
in warehousjs and borrowed niouey on the
receipts. In this way he got together about
$150,0 )0. This was pla.-ei in Lane's bin is
to be held for Marsh until after the failure
of the firm. For his services Lane was to
Lane "Lights Oat" with tt.e Cash.
When tbe failure ot the firm was an
nounced Marsh told the credit) rs that he
bad been speculating in stocks, and showed
receipts from Lane to prove bi assertion.
While this was being investigated Lane took
all of the $151,000 and left tie country.
Marsh followed him to Europe, but-was un
able to find him. In the meaut i ne the ere-1
itorsof the firm put detective on Lane's
track, and, it is understood, they found him
and induced bun to give up $75,030. Marsh
was also taken in hand by the creditors, and
compelled to turn over to tl em $2o,0U0
which he had realized on some C bicago real
estate. Marsh is now said to be a salesman
for a lumber firm in Baton Rouj-e, La.
A SANGUINARY STATESMAN.
Representative Phelan Wants the Gore
of Editcr ir'iftnmg.
Nashville. Tenn., April 8 GlonelJoba
M. Fleming, elitor of the Knoxville Daily
Sentinel, has received a challenge from
owner ol the Mem
phis Dsily Ava
Innche, tind repre-spntativt-
gresrs (rem tbe
Tenth district of
Tennesse . E litor
Klemiug has re
fused to nccept the
challenge, and ex
actly whnt further
steps, if any. Con
Jinny take are not
Jakes phUln. Fleming, instead of
sending bis acknowledgment of the receipt
ot the communication by wire, by which
agency it was transmitted to him, published
it in the Sentinel, and it is tbe principal
theme of conversation.
Cause of the Difficnlly.
Mr. Pbelan's challenge came by telegraph
from Washington City last Sunday Editor
Fleming, in his reply, says that in times past
the men who have sp-cially commanded his
admiration were those who bad tlu- courage
to treat with contemn, the denial d of the
duelist, while recognizing and insisting on
the manly right of self-defense. Tho trouble
between the two men was occasioi ed by a
book Mr. Phelau wrote (a school history of
Tennesse.), which was commented upon in
strong language by Editor Fiemin ; in The
DISASTROUS BANK FAILURE.
Tbe Manhattan, Kan., Bank Goat I'nder
for About 6O0,0O0.
Manhattan, Kan., April 9. The Man
hattan bank, one f the strongest institu
tions in eastern Kansas, failed ytsterday
morning. E. B. Purcell, director of the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway, and
one of the most substantial business mon of
the state, is the principal stockholder.
joun w. v ebb, the cashier, was ap
pointed temporary assignee. Tne fail
ure is said to have been precip
itated by the British Land and Mi rtgage
company, which Monday advertised a pub
lic sale of collateral became Puree II refused
to pay his written obligation to tle com
pany for $20,000, due April 1. The liabili
ties of the liank are nearly $000,000, imd are
understood to far exceed tha asse s. A
number of Manhattan business mm will
Suffer from the fuilure. No statement has
yet been made as to the exact condition of
SHOCKING TRAGEDY IN WISCONSIN.
An Argument In Favor of "Removing"
All Lunatics at Large.
Medkokd, AVis., April 9. A man named
Willard Williams, nicknamed "Crazy Kelly,"
went to the bouse of Judge Clinton lextor,
of this city, yesterday, and addressing Miss
Maggie Pritchard, a niece of Mrs. Txtor,
"Are you Maggie Pritchanir Him said
"Yes," and then he said: "You must die,"
and, drawing a revolver, fired at her. Killing
her instantly. He then shot himself. He is
alive, but will probably di x Tho failing
against Williams is so great that it is ife to
say he would not have lived an hour tad he
not shot himself. Miss Pritchard was one of
the leading young ociety belies of this vi tlage,
and a favorite. The causa of the trage ly is
not known, except that it be due to insau-
GONE WITH FIFTY THOUSAND.
A Bank Teller's Scheme to Get a
Worcester, Mass., April 9 It has been
discovered that Frederick Kimball, tell ir of
the People's Savings bank of this city, who
went away on Wednesday last on a tihort
vacation for bis health, took with him about
$50,000 in first-rlass securities belongir to
the bank. It is not yet known whether Kim
ball is also a defaulter.
A letter has been received by Mrs. Kim
ball from M ontreal, which had been set t by
Kimball to th e postmaster at Montreal, to be
re-mailed by him to Worcester. The jiost
master indorsed this fact on th9 envelope,
thus spoiling Kimball's scheme to obts in a
good start on tbe officers, who are ot his
track. The bunk is all right.
The Iowa Legislature.
Dm Moines, la., April 9. The senate yes
terday discussed tbe local option bill w ab
out action, an amendment being pondin; at
adjournment, providing that license cc un
ties shall erect inebriate asylums. The
house considered and pass (d the Austral ian
ballot bill 86 to 9 tbe negative votes be
ing cast by Republicans. Tbe governor has
signed the joint rate bill
Seems to Deserve the Censure.
Naw York, April ft The New Ytrk
M. E. conference yesterday censurad R v.
C. W. McPherson, of PeekskUL for mak ne
contract with his father to pay the latter
$100 a year if he would remain 100 rales
way from him, and for having failed to
keep the contract. Va old gentleman v as
complainant in the case .
CRUSHED LIKE AN EGGSHELL,
A Norwalk, Ohio, Factory Destroyed One
. Girl Killed.
Korwalk, O., April 9. A cyclone struck
Norwalk about 5
o'clock' yesterday after-
noon. It came
from tbe northwest, and
swept a track about half a mile wide from
the eastern limits of tbe city quite a long
distance into the country. The umbrella fac
tory of Sprague Sc French, in which about
thirty young women were employed, was
crushed like an egg BhelL Many of the girls
escapsd, but others were caught in the fall
One Killed, Several Injured.
The victims so far as known are as follows:
Dora Palmer, aged 19, skull crushed, died in
a short time; Nellie Harding, seriously in
jured about the head and upper part of tbe
body; Misss Brush, collar-bone broken and
otherwise injured; several other girls, whose
names are not given, received injuries. A
number of barns were blown down, trees
uprooted, and fences blown away.
At 7 o'clock in the evening another ter
rific storm visited the city, the wind blowing
and hailstones as large as hickory nuts fall
ing, smashing windows and demolishing
Fivrre Storm at Highland Park.
HnuiLAKD Park, April 9. One of the
fiercest storms ever known in Illinois swept
owsr this place at 11 o'clock last night and
did heavy damage to property. Though no
one was injured, anuintierbad narrow es
capes. Tbe wind came from the northwest,
and the ,patli of destruction was
about ball' a mile wide. The
Roman Catholic church, a large struc
ture, giive wav liefore the blast,
and fell into a hhapeless mass. The houses
of M. RanVrty and Mnrtin Blettel, which
adjoined the church on the west, were next
blown over, their occupants fortunately es
capiug iu their uightclothes without injury.
Tbe roof was lilted off Mrs. Collins' large
residence mid hurled into fce lot an I dashed
into splinters. Many other houses were
partly v. reoke-l.
i:i-n lirrc in Illinois.
Mount Carroll, April 9. A terrible
storm struck here about 2 o'clock yesterday
momm. Kntn ami bail loll in abundance.
The wind assumed the force of a torna lo.
and overturned outhouses, blew in windows.
demolished chimneys, and destroyed side
walks. Many people took to their cellars.
where they waited for their houses to blow
Oilman, April 9. Three or four inches of
hail fell at Ash k um, nine mil north of hore,
yesterday afternoon, many of the stones be
ing as largi as apples. The north nn-1 west
windows in tha buildings were generally de
molished and the roots in many cas.-s were
La H arte, April 9. Fruit trees in this
vicinity were considerably damage! by a
severe hailstorm last evening, and stones
nearly as lurge as bens' egts thickly covered
the ground. A number of windows were
MICHIGAN CATCHES A TASTE.
The Cyclone Gm- a-4iyrating In a Num
ber of Local 1 ties.
Charlotte, Mich., April 9. A cyclone
passed over the northern part of the city
about 4 o'clock yesterday moruing,doing dam
age amounting to several thousand dollars,
The roof was torn off the main building of
the Richardson Mill company, entailing
loss ol F-.o" Mayor f acKard s barn was
torn to atoms. A wing of Mr. Borhat's rest
dence was wrenched from the man building
and lirtod into an adjoining lot and com
pletely demolished. Tbe house of Dr. Rosen
krans was broken in two. Outhouses, smoke
stacks, and chimneys were generally demol
ished, au'l trees and shrubs uproote t.
Tore Thing l"p Generally.
Allegan, April & A terrible wind
storm, accompanied by thunder and
lightning, occurred hero yesterday morning
about i o'clock. Fences were blown down,
and several barns and outbuildings nuar tha
village wore moved from their foundations.
1 he storm passed south of Alietran, in the
town of Trowbridge, where it tore uptres.
demolished fences, and blew down hams and
houses. Some bors s and stock were killed.
lie-ult at Kalamazoo.
Kai.amaz i i, April 9. At an early hour
yesterday morniii- a regular cyclone struck
the northwestern part of the city on the out
skirts ami twisted sixty feet of roof of the
Woodward avenue school at right angles
with its fotun r position. Numerous houses
were ilamn-reii slightly. .
H avy damnges were inflicted at and in
the neigboriio-nl of Bittle Creok. Holland
and other placet At Mount Clemens Mrs.
coeriine, wile of a farmer, was kil ed by
FORTUNES IN FLYERS IN PERIL.
A Klaze Among Stables at Lexington, Ky.
The Stork Saved.
Nashville, Tenn., April 9. A special
to The American from Lexington, Ky.,
says; At v-.'it) last night a row of frame
buildings ml joining tho Kentucky associa
tion's grounds took fire. The wind blew s
gale, currying sarks to the stables of the
association, setting them on Gre. They were
full of horses, l.ut by the heroic work of the
stable hands all the racers were saved.
Valuable Horses Itnnnlng Loose.
The greatest confusion prevailed d urine
tue nre. Horses worth fortunes were dash
ing through the streets or jumping high
fences iu their wild flight across the coun
try. At 11 :Hn the fire was gotten under con
trol. ine framo bouses and two stables
were destroyed. Loss on houses. $4,500: on
stables altout $1,000: Insurance not known.
Of course the loss on the race horses will not
be kno wn for several days.
Inwa Claud Army Men.
IE8 Mows, April 9. The first business
session or th-j Grand Army encampment
opened at 1 p. m. yesterday iu the Grand
opera hou-. It was a delegate meetine.
and the lare hall was packed. The annual
reports were duly read and roferred. The
address of Commuudcr Kmith was loudly
applauded. The parade occurred in the
afternoon, the central figure being Gen.
Alger, ihe veterans baited at the east
front of the capitol, where they were briefly
addressed by Governor Boies, Lieutenant
Uoreruor Poyneer, Speaker Hamilton and
Gen. Alger. Afterward thev were received
in tne executive parlors.
The Expert It ill lard l'layers.
Chicago, April 9. The closest game of
the billiard tournament was played yestetf
day between Catton and Ives, tbe latter
winning 275 to 2i!3. Ives gave Catton
25 points in the game- The highest run.
55, was made by Ives through a streak of
playing worthy of Bchaefer. Catton's high
est run was 4. Bchaefer and Heiser played
last night, the former having a walk over,
and winning by a score of SJ0 to 143.
The last came of the day was between Slos-
son and Daly, and it was an easy one for
Slosson, whose score was 500 to 135 for Daly.
Afraid of Irish Repudiation.
London, April 9. Gladstone, addressing
a number of deputations at the railroad sta
tion at Triug yesterday, said the govern
ment's Irish land purcha.""-1!! was in a fishy
condition, judging fromf1- !ianner of ita
reception even by the lriends ot tbe govern
ment Jt would be awkward, he said, it
after the loan had been made, the debtors
sbouU repudiate it on the ground that tbey
were forced to borrow.
Jersey City Election.
Jersey Citt, N. J., April 9. At the elec
tion here yesterday Cleveland (Dem..) was
elected mayor by 2,000 majority. Tbe Re
publicans gain three aldermen witb a chance
of two mot e.
The Election at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, O., April 9. Full returns of
Monday's election in this city show that the
Republicans carried the city council and the
board of education the first having two ma
jority and the second six. Tbe vote was
80,0(i0 less than tbe registration and 7,000
teas than last year's April election. The vote
all over the Btate was light
TOUGH LEGAL NUT
' ' - t
That a Chicago Judge Is Asked
PEOPESTY W0ETH $6,000 DTTOLVED
In the tjatlont Which of Two Persons
Died first No Witnesses to the Death,
Which Occurred Some Time Before Dis
covery Did Recih Commit Murder or
Suicide? His Relative Will Insist on
Chicago, April 9. For the second time
lately in th9 probate cjurt a question as to
survivorship has arisen on which depends a
decision as to whether a wife's heirs or a
husband's heirs are entitle! to an estate.
The caae is that of Henry Heeh and his
wife, Margaretha Hee.h, who were found
dead in their house at 150 Singamon street
in July, 183. . Heesh was a saloonkeeper at
that number, and he and his wife had saved
by their joint labor and economy the small
fortune' of $0,000. When the police broke
Into the dwelling the husband was found
banging from a transom, while Mrs. Heesh
was lying under a bed.
A Verdict of Murder Ilendenid
The discovery was not made until several
days after the deaths occurred, and from tbe
condition of Mrs. Heesh it could not be defi
nitely determined whether she died from
natural causes or was killed by Heesh. There
were marks on her throat which might have
been made by a fall, but from the testimony
of neighbors that they heard the woman's
screams, and that the couple lived a cat and
dog life, the coroner's jury, taking all the
facts into consideration, decided that Heesh
killed his wife and then hanged himself.
Means 8)0.000 lo the Heirs.
There were no children, and, although the
couplo died two years ago, the estate has just
come up for al judication, briniiig with it a
nut for the judicial min-1 to crack in the
shape of a determination as to who died
first If Mrs. Heesh was kdled by her hus
land he mrvive I her , and his heirs take the
estate. But if Hoesh committed suicide.and
tbe shock to bis wife can ed hr to die of
heart disease she survived him anil her heirs
take the estate. Which died first, therefore,
is a question v. I.k-h means a good deal to the
heirs, as neither Heesh nor bis wife left a
Will Take Murder and the Cash.
Judge Kolilsaat concluded that both sides
would want to put in a good deal of specu
lative as well as positive evidence and medi
cal testimony, and he set the case for April
IS, when he will have a full hearing. Mrs.
Heosh's relatives will try to prove that Mrs.
Heesh died of chock or heart disease, ab
solving Heesh from the crime of murder.
Singular as it may appear, Heesh's heirs
will seek to fix a crime upon him, as it is to
their interest tosbowthut be die i last, un
less they can prove that Mrs. Hevsli died
suddenly and Hee h committed suicide from
A Similar Dispute Compromised.
But the coroner's finding is against this
and so is tbe position of Mrs. lleesh's body.
It is argued that she could scarcely have
crawled partly under a lied and died ; so
Heosh's heirs accept she theory of murder.
A similar question arose in the case of the
Wiisons, who were murderel in Winnetka
some years ago. Judge Knickerbocker was
unat-le to decide who died first, and the
heirs had to compromise.
ORGANIZING BY THOUSANDS.
Pennsylvania f'oa) Miners t.oing Into the
l otted Auorialion.
Tvronk, Pa., April 9 Three tlmunnd
miners in the Houtzdale districting in mass
meeting Monday and agreed to join tb
United Miners' association in a body. They
assessed themselves 2 cants per ton per month
a man for the purpose of creating a nation
al defense fund, maintaining one national
organization. At rhillipsburg yesterJay
afternoon 2.50J met in mass-meeting and
took the same action. The iter capita tax
collected from the miners will amount to
125, 000 annually. This means higher wages
or a strik .
A Wisconsin Law Invalid.
Madison, Wis., April . The supreme
court yesU-rdnd handed down a decision that
wiped out a law enacted by the last legis.
lature. The case was an appeal from Mil
waukee, and involved the estate of Ed San
derson, the Republican lender, ho died last
year. The law in question provides that in
counties of 150.0UO population a tax for
county purjwses shail be It-vied upon
estates or .M,IMJ an I upward. Elward
Sanderson bied intestate May 2"!, ISV.I. leav
ing an estate valued at I'iil.'.MH. The tax
on this would amount to f2,':;l. Tbe ad
ministrators of the estate raised the ques
tion of tbe constitutionality ot the law and
the supreme court holds that th law is un
constitutional. Democrats t arry Kan f'ity.
Kansas Citt, Mm, April 9 The Demo
crats yesterday at th- city election were
successful with the most of their ticket
Holmes (Dem ). for mayor, was elecU-d by
auoui i,juo plummy. 1'eake mem) is
elected over Case (Rep ) for treusurer, and
Frazer (Dem ) defeated Q iinby (Rip.) for
city attorney, micnaei lioiand, noted as a
memlier of the Clau-na-Gael triamrle, was
tbe Republican candidate for )1hv judge.
tie was uelented by hvliT (Democrat).
The Republicans elected Bishop auditor and
Cannon speaker of the upper house, and
half tbe rouncilmen.
That Kliode Island election.
Providence, R. L, April it. Cranston
and Jamestown elected R -publican represen
tatives y -ster lay. Iv.irtb iSmilhfi-dd and
tVest Grevnwieh failed t h ett Under the
statute the present representative ho'd
over. If the sitting repr. s.uitative holds
over the legislature will stall I: Republic
ana, 52; Democrats, 47, with nine to be
elected from Providence. The Republican
will need to elect two to control the grand
A New Counterfeit Discovered.
Indianapolis. ADr3 9. Conies of the new
counterfeit $10 bill have made their appear
ance in this citv in lariro numbers, and a
ereat manv Dxible have taken them without
Buspectiug their spurious nature. The coun
terfeit is on the (Vermauut bank of New Or
leans, s Ties of 18M2, an t is signed W. 8.
Rosecraus, register of the treasury. It U
really a poor counterfeit, being very pale.
but has deceived a number pf people.
No 8lgn of Mattie Karon's Itndr. '
Chicago, April . Ioficrtor Ebersold
and Capl. Laughlln are almost discouraged
in their searches for the boiy of Mattie Ba
con, who disappeared from 1.-39 Michigan
avonue a week atro. and who is sumosed to
have jumped into the lake. Two officer
have dragged almost every foot of the lake'
bottom in the vicinity of Twelfth street with
Went Away S3O.O0U tihort.
Philadelphia, April V. A special to The
Ledger from Doylestown, Pa., says that
James Monroe Sbellenberger, one pf the best
known men in Bucks eounry, has' disap
peared, and that he is about 10,000 short in
bis accounts with various estat-s of which
he bad charge. He was last heard of at At
lan tic City on Sunday.
Kleetloa at Albany, N. f.
Alhant, If. Y., April 9. James H. Man
ning (Dora ) was elected mayor yesterday by
7,45 majority, over H. If. fuller (Rep.) Tbe
Iemocrata have large majority in tbe
boards of aldermen and supervisors.
Stanley's New Book.
IOMo:r, April 9 The Sampson Low
company, publishers of Stanley's new book,
-varaest Airica," will issue 0,000,000 copies
of the work. The book will be wintad in
It Is aaid that the GeorgL railroad Is
the only road of its size that has never
killed a passenger and sever bad a mort
gage on it. - .
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAJR, PRICES,
Is always to be fonnd at
Eobt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
' U5 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
tST' Which are good Fitters
An American Maltreated.
Berlin, April 9. An American ttronaut
named Edward Damm made a doc.int with
bis balloon, called "Prince Bismarck," at
Oranienburfc, a suburb of lniiL He was
received iu a most brutnl manner by a
crowd composed of the lowest class of peo
ple, who cut his expensive ba loon to pieces.
Damm was knocked down, and only th9 in
terference of some soldiers saved his life.
Murdered by His Tenant.
Peoria, Ills, April K Andrew J. Wal
lace, better koown as "Wbisperin; Andy
Wallace" on account of his loud voice, and
well-known in this city, was shot and ic
stantly killed yesterday by Jams Council,
a tenant of one of his 'arms. The tragedy
occurred about three mil.-s north of Dela
vaiv Wallace was drunk, and bad fire,! once
CuiuA. .rtl a.
Quotations on the beal-3 -?ade to-day
were as follow Vfi.rm.K-e. t May, opened
c, closed fcic; June, oienei Mc closed
H'ygCi July, owned closed Tsn trn
-No. 2 May, oneued M1, closed 31c; June,
opened ffll.-4c, olosod 31V: July," onenod
ifclac closed :ilic Oats -No. S May, opened
closed Sc; June, mened tHjc, closed
i2c; July, ojn ned S ?hc, closed 21c, Pork
Miv niwnnl 11 K" L.. . l..wl c li t 1
yjieiiod $liuTTH. closed tl(i.7S; July, opeued
ana closed f 1U.M. Ljtrd-.May, opened and
Live stock -The stuck yards reiort the fol
lowing ratine of prices: Hotcs-Market ojienrd
fairly active on lucking aud chiij.in goods
account. 5c lower: li'ht crades. 4 1.VV4HI
rnueh parking. $4.ir(1,4.a(: mixed lots. 4.ai
34.3 heavy nackilnr and klihmimr lita
tl VAi 1 PuttlM ..
- - - - - ...... . . , i-.ii.ug. r , n,,
I3.5ufca.15; cows, r l.T-ii'l So. storkvrs and feed
ers, is.;! o.tr, coru-i'Xl lexans,
Sheep Idc hhfh.,-r: mnt'ons. t-l.SO 6 2; coru-
fed westerns. SO) 0.11 iambs f 5.&IS.0ft.
Produoe: But! -r Fancy Kltnu, 2,4.ia,Jc per
lb: tine creameries. K&l.S ; rtari . finest, freth,
14r l?iv fiv.li iAU-kiii .I., lr j ,r., i-
Strictly fre-h. He per dox. lJiwod poultry
,!... I HI. . l.k. l.. .
i in irr hi; lurKCVS, lUtf IV:
youmi hens, 15.j.l5tr; ducks, H Apples -Fair
to choice, ilA. 04.00 per bid.
Kkw York. April a.
Wheat No. S red winter, nil.n ..... ...
Mav. ";: do June. SSM
Corn-No. .- mixed cash, ,U)-i,ir, do Aprii, 3C'ic
d May, c; do June, STc. Oats-Dull-No.
2 mixed, cash and April; do May"
2Mc; do June. :l4c. Kye and barl-v-
.NomlUttl. Poi-k-Uull: mess. ULTKLia f.w
new. Lard Uuiet: Anril - a4 v U.-
July, i1.52. " '
Live Stork riittli.V.. i -
. . nujii ,ji utrvee;
market Arm; Creased b--f. firm; kidee ti j -iTU.-
t nnu utmus-itiarket leid ':-: p
.V2Ta4l. ft luit: yearling lamb , a -v
, ueuu)-i IM.tu.MV I l.O t).
Hay FpUnd prairie, IT 56.
Hay Tlm-H0 fi ttKle W.
no 1 Manila
Cord Wood$8 6 a4. 0.
TMs powder aerer vartoa. A marre of parltr
stteoitk and wboleaomaess. Hon econSmirl'
taaTSM , rdinary klaU, and eannot 2oW ict
eomptk wlta ike maltiuuU ot low tatTtoS
weigatalomorprpboapbate powders. siuZjl
Korat IUas Powd Co., jo w2
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
MMIWjIM (fit cso.
received of Stnbley & Co., a shipment of their
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies. Boys Express Wagons, Base Balls mod Bats, Rubber Balls, etc.
Also a fall line of
SCQOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Paper. Tablet. Ink. Slate. Lead slate Pnci,g Ec
STOVTES AND Pivnpe
- " A. LSKJ
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
,. , . , LADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Sieves This is beautiful in
ts ornamentation, novel in many of its features-is bound o be "eondVSk? Re
bujenondothermH,e ,Ll9 -d " a $
I have of course a supply of tbe celebrated ROUND OAKS ThU h..
nt lor .ten good. well other dctinbh "o5 te
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue ana Twentieth St, Rock Ieland.
-0". w. GTCOSnES-
Pealer la New u4
Second Hand Goods
OF EVERT DESCRIPTION.
The hlghes i,rjce paid for (Mod. of sot kind. Will IraJe. aril or buy anything
No. 1614 Second Avenue.
J". IMI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MANUFACTURER OF CRACKERS A5D BISCUITS.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are besL
W-Specialties; Tbe Christy "0TITRR"' and the Chrlety "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A, J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings,
compare largest stock of Carpeting s, Matting and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. If atonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
Avenue, Dealer In