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THE BOOK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAW APRIL 15, 1890.
TIIE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTCK.
Tuesday, April 15, 1890.
Thh Schuyler county democratic con
ventlon is called for Hay 19 Lb, to nom
inate county officers and select delegates
to the state, congressional and senatorial
If township elections indicate any
thing when taken collectively. and candid
politicians admit tbey do, the result of
last week's election in Indiana is a de
cided black-eye to the Harrison adminis
tration. In summing up the democratic
gains in Indiana it is ascertained that
while a year ago the parties were nearly
evenly divided in the number of trustees
elected, the democrats this year will have
150 more than the republicans. The
figures also show that the democrats
have carried the state by from 15,000 to
20.000 majority. Carry the news to
Statistics seem to show that in most
countries insanity is on the increase. Ac
cording to the investigation of Dr. Gar
nier, an eminent French physician, this
increase is due mainly to two causes
over brain work and alcoholism. Cases
arising from other causes appear to be
stationary in number. It is only in the
two directions referred to that enormous
increase is observed. A curious feature
of this increase is the fact that it includes
more women than men. and that while
the number of male maniacs from alco
holic causes doubled in fifteen years, the
increase of females from the same causes
far more than doubled in the same time.
Hon. D. P. Phelps, of this city, is
mentioned as the chairman of the state
democratic committee. A belter selec
tion would be very hard to find. As a
thorough organizer he has undoubted
ability and last but not least his democra
cy goes unquestioned wherever be is
known and that takes in the whole state.
We hope the 8pringfleld convention will
Honor itcclf and the democrats of the
state by the selection of Mr. Phelps.
The Arous can cheerfully endoise
what the Democrat says of its well known
townsman. Mr. Phel pa' long service on
the committee and his unflagging devo
tion to democratic principles renders him
especially fit for the important position
for which be is mentioned. A successor
to the late Mr. Campbell should be chos
en as early as possible, and Mr. Phelps
is in every way worthy of the,honp.r r"
MVK Winion of therepub
Conspiracy to steal the state was ex
pressed with magnificent emphasis at the
local election in Ilelena on Monday, says
the Dubuque Telegraph . The democrats
won a famous yictory, electing the mayor
of the city aod six out of eight aldermen.
The republicans made their fight on tbe
issue of tbe legislative deadlock, thus
bringing directly into the popular contro
versy the question of the Thirtysfourtu
precinct vote upon which the senatorial
contest turned. Tbe voters of tbe capi
tal of Montana have declared by this re
sult that the republican claim to tbe sen
ator ships Is a false and fraudulent pre
tense, and that Clark and Maginnia, the
democratic senators certified by tbe gov
ernor of the state, were lawfully chosen
to represent Montana in United States
senate. After this significant verdict not
even "Prince Russell" can plausibly pre
tend to believe that tbe republican raid
on the senatorsbips is anything else than
Five thousand dock men at Liverpool,
Enn. , hove aain gone on strike.
Ex-State Treasurer Archer, of Maryland,
is out of j-t.il unler t'i5,000 bon.ls.
Matthew Harris, Paroellite member of
tbe British parliament for Ett Gal way, is
Six thousand carpenters hive struck at
Gratz, Austria, for shorter hours ana more
The Democratic clubs in a number of cities
Monday held meeting in honor of Thomas
E. J. Lehman, pr pritor of "Tha F-ir,"
at Chio-igo, is seriously ill on his way home
from Hut Nprings, Ark.
OiHeial estimates now comp'ete at Wra.h
ington City put the cost of the Hennepin ca
nal at le-9 than i.OOJ.lkJU.
There will be no general strike in the
building trades at New York, the bosses and
men having compromised.
Ex-Senator Angus Cameron, of Wiscon
sin, ha resign-d his position on the Cherokee
commission He objected to camp life.
Matthew John Cunningham, aged 81,
died at Centralis, Ills., Monday. He was
one of the oldest pioneers of that section.
David Sin ton. h wealthy citizen of Cincin
nati, hs given t'ji.ouu to the building fund
of the Young Men's Christian a.s iciation.
The New York etate canals cannot ba
opfU"d l-;fore May 7, owing to continued
wet weather, which hat delayed improve
mail's mid r way.
Ex-S eivf:iry of Htnte Bayard was given s
royal reception at Ciiarleston, H. C. Mon
day. At uight In delivered an address to
au au.li.in-o of v!.iHm p,!opli-.
,The ItahilitL-s of tin dry goods firm of
John F. Plumuier fc Co, N.)w York, are
$S77,Ho5, with nominal -.--: or tl 041.WH,
and actual assets of i7.',H..
At a meeting of tlu F rjineu's and Bailors'
amalgamated union at New York Monday,
It was reKolved to buy nono but union made
goods of any kind whim obtainable.
Jum it Corbett defeated Dominiek McCaf
frey in a four-round scientific bout Monday
night at the Brooklyn (N Y.) Casino. Cor
bett it the man who recently bested Kil
rain. It is not now believed that any vessel was
lost off Hyde Park, Chicago, Sunday night.
Ho vessels aru missinz, and iu mariue cir
cles no one believes that a wreck baa oc
At Omaha, Neb., early Monday morning,
the clothing store of Browning, King 3c
Co. was destroyed and the stock of two
other stores damaged by fire. Total loss,
tUlS.iKJO; insurance, $75,000.
The United States supreme court Monday
affirmed the judgment of tbe California
circuit court exonerating Marshal Neagta
for the shooting of Judge Terry, at Lathrop.
Cal., last August, when Terry assaulted
Justice Field. -Chief Justice Fuller and
Justice Lamar dissented.
Meeting; of the United Mine Workers.
Columbus, O., April li The convention
of the coal miners of the state for the pur
pose of reorganizing under the newly formed
Cnited Mine Workers of America, was called
to order at 10 o'clock yesterday morning by
John P. Jones. There are about 100 dele
gates present, representing tbe local assem
blies of both the old National Progressive
union and National District assembly No.
135, K. of Ik These are two organisations
which were consolidated by the formation
of the United Mine Workers. The conven
tion elected John P. Jones president and
Ebenezor Lewis secretary.
MATTERS OF MONEY
Continue to Worry the States
men at the Capital.
TALKING UP A COMPROMISE BILL.
Secretary Wlndom Confers with the
Haas Bepubllcani on the Mnch-De-bated
Silver Question Plumb and Far
well Have a Couple of Schemes Prep
arations for the Faaeral of Mr. Randall
Both Houses Do Hint Honor Na
tional Capital Notes.
Washington City, April 15. Ths com
mittee appointed by tbe Republican caucus
of the house to consult with the senate
caucus committee with regard to formulat
ing a compromise silver bill, held two meet
ings yesterday. At the morning session
there wa a long discussion concerning the
relative strength of the senate and house
bills, but no attempt was made to bring out
the views entertained by the various mem
bers by means of a vote. A majority of the
members, however, were plainly in favor of
formulating a measure on the linos of the
house bill, wiih certain concessions to the
extreme silver men.
Wlndom Talks to the Committee.
Secretary Windoni and Director Leech, of
the mint bureau, had a conference with the
committee during the afternoon. The
chances of a veto of any bill that would not
meet the president's stated views were dis
cussed, and it was agreed that caution should
be maintained in presenting a plan for the
settlement of the question to the house.
There was an almost general expression of
opinion in favor of clinging to thd lines of
the house bill with a concession to the silver
men providing for the redemption of bullion
certificate in lawful money or coin at the
Option of the secretary of the treasury.
Will loslst on the Senate Kill.
The senate caucus committee devote! tbe
entire afternoon to the discussion of tbe
silver question. . Tbe stand of the house
committee was discussed and there was
some talk of conceding certain points to
them, but when tbe mating adjourned it
was with the understanding that the senate
bill should be insisted on when the joint
house and senate caucus committees meet.
Plumb's Financial Proposition.
When he introduced iu tbe senate bis bill
for the "mobilization" of all the national bank
redemption fund except $10,000,000 yester-
day, Plumb submitted a few remarks on the
financial situation. He said that there were
lees than $700,000,000 of circulation for the
use of the $'!, 000,000 people of the United
States probably not more than $10 per cap
ita. The system of finance that had been
built up and maintained had brought about
the result. It had its merits, and it had its
great defects. One of tbe greatest of these
defects was the compulsory holding in the
treasury of that very large sum of. money
ou the theory that! t was needed fa theory
confuted by every known fact), and on the
further theory that the secretary of the
treasury was to be the arbiter of the tinan
cial questions of the people,. ., " - "
Too Hnfhte !. , w,..
nadbeen stated in tbe public prints that
in pursuance of his policy of controlling the
finances of the country tbe secretary of the
treasury had contracted the currency dur
ing the mouth of February over $10,000,000.
Plumb believed that retention of money in
the treasury and that assumption on the
part of the secretary to do what might have
been once proper, but which now consti
tutes a menace to the business of tbe
country, ought to ba prohibited by law.
From every quarter there was abundant
evidence that the public needed, for tbe
transaction of its business, that this money
in the tr. asury should be disbursed. For all
useful purposes it might as well be in the
bottom of the sea as in the treasury.
A Bad State of Affairs.
The business of the country was languish
ing. New enterprises were withheld. Old
enterprise were struggling to keep on their
feet. And there was dread and terror and
apprehension where there ought to be hope
fulness, helpfulness anl enterprise. That
condition of things would continue until the
remedy was provided, and that remedy
could only come by legislation because legis
lation, combined with executive action, had
brought the country to where it now was.
Farwell Also Has a Scheme.
Senator Farwell has prepared and will in
troduce in tbe senate a bill repealing tbe
present law, which requires the treasury de
partment to deposit its surplus fund with
the sub-treasuries, and will provide that the
surplus be deposited with national banks
upon approved security. "There is some
thing like $600,000,0 X) of this surplus fund,"
said tbe senator, "an 1 I see no good reason
why it should not be deposited with the
banks instead of being pi e i up in ths sub
treasuries, and thus increaxa the amount of
IN MEMORY OF RANDALL.
Both Houses of Congress Appoint Funeral
Committees and Adjourn.
Washington City, April 5. Bills were
Introduced in tbe senate yesterday to re-ap
praise and sell the unsold portions of tbe
grounds and building known as Dearborn
arsenal, Michigan; providing that a debtor
may borrow money of the government on
real estate security (Blair, by request) ; pro
viding that the money required to be de
posited with tbe treasury for the redemption
of national bank circulations shall be treated
as funds available for reduction of the debt
and current expenditures, that no such
monies above the sum of $10,000,000
shall be retained in tbe tresury, but
that this shall not be construed to
permanently diminish the fund of $100,000,
000 now held for the redemption of treasury
notes (Pumb). A message was received from
tbe house announcing tbe deat h of Mr. Ran
dall, and Cameron, bis voice tremulous
with emotion, moved the customary resolu
tions, which were agreed to. Quay, Allison,
Dawes, Voorhees, and Eustis appointed a
funeral committee, and in respect to the
memory of the great commoner, the senate
In the house the late Mr. Randall's chair
was draped in black and decorated with
flowers. No business was transacted.
O'Neil of Pennsylvania in a few eloquent
sentences announced the death of bis col
league, and offered resolutions expressive of
the sorrow of tbe bouse over tbe event.
O'Neil, Carlisle, Harmer, Holman, Cnnnon,
Forney, Springer, Reilly, and Mc Kin ley
were appointed a funeral committee and the
house adjourned. In both houses tbe chap
lains devoted their prayers to feeling allu
sions to the death of Mr. Randall.
Meetings In Randall's Honor.
Washington Citt, April 15 The friends
of the late Samuel J. Randall met at tbe
Arlington hotel yesterday, and the rooms
were crowded with people of all parties and
from all walks of life. Ek-Governor Cur
tin, of Pennsylvania, presided, and a num
ber of speeches eulogistio of the character of
the dead statesman were delivered, and ap
propriate resolutions adopted. Immediately
after ths adjournment of tbe house ths
Pennsylvania congressmen met, with O'Neill
in the chair. Resolutions of sorrow, eulogy
and condolence were adopted, and ordered
to be engrossed and presented to Mr. Ran
The Funeral Thursday.
Washinqto, Citt, April 15. Mr. Ran
dall's funeral will take place at 9:3) a. m.
on Thursday from Dr. Chester's Presbyte
rian church, and at 12 the funeral party
will leave for Laurel Hill cemetery. Ths
casket will be opened at, tbe cemetery to al
low friends and acquaintances in Philadel
phia an opportunity to view the remains.
Previous to ths services here the body will
lie in state in the church, for an hour and a
half. Telegrams of sympathy and condo
lence poured in to tbe Randall home yester
day from many sections of the country.
NOTES OFFICIAL AND OTHERWISE.
Discrimination Against Oats.
Washington Citt, April l The Peoria,
Ilia., board of trade has presented to the in-
ter-staU commerce commission a protest
against alleged unjust discrimination in
transportation charges onoat8 to eastern
points in uie i.,' ...v ja.irortJ. in il.ei.ciil.ral
traffic nssoeiauua n 1 thi;- connections
The charge for trau.-portinseor . au I oats to
and from all parts in the UnU t States has ,
been tbe sa ne for upwards of t renty years.
but since August, 18S9, tbe roadt named have
maintained a tariff on corn basel on 30 cents
per 100 weight from Chicago to New York,
and have demanded and collect a J VS cents
per hundred weight on oats.
Ihe Oldest Living Senttor.
Washington Citt, April 15. The venera
ble Senator Merrill, of Vermont, was 80
years old yesterday, and celebr ted the oc
casion by giving a private part' at his resi-
readence last evening at which hi fellow
senators and other public men were present.
Mr. Morrill has been a member of the sen
ate since 1S68, and served twelv.i years pre
viously iu the house of represt ntatives, so
that be is now the oldest man : n years, as
well as in length of service, in th legislative
branch of the government.
Troops Wanted to Stand Off the Indians.
Washington Citt, April 15. Dispatches
received at tbe Indian office from Agent Up
sbaw, at Tongue river, Montana, report the
northern Ch-yenns Indians coigregating
and threatening life and prope -ty in that
vicinity. Troops, be telegraphs, are needed
quickly. The dispatches were forwarded to
the war department, with a request to for
ward troops at once,
THE CHIGAGO CARPENTERS.
Judge Prendergast Take a H:tnd in the
Fray Talk from Both Side.
Chicago, April 15. A ripple a as created
in the ranks of the c irpnters both men
and bosses, yesterday, by the application of
undrew McXally to Judge Pren.lergast for
orders for the resumpiion of w.rk on Mc
Nally's big buddiug on Adauts street. Tha
building is in the bin is of the cj irt, as the
contractor failed a short time ago The
judge, after conf rring with tl e strikers,
ordered work to bo resumed at the prices
and on the oiJier cou Jitions demanded by
the strikers. The strikers to.ik Ihe matter
The strikers held a meeting during the af
ternoon, but took no actiou on Ju ls;e Pren
dergast's decision. It was generally given
out that no work would be dene on Mc
Nally's building until the bosses come to
terms all along the line.
Views ot the Antagonists.
President Goldie, of the bosses' association.
said the master carpenter would have no
trouble employing non-union men, except
wnat was made for them by the strikers.
Other bosses sai 1 they had no men at work
because the uon-tiuion men were af -aid to go
to work. The men said the bosses would pro
tect them while at work, but con d not do
so on the way home and else whe -e in the
city. Then the non-union men are afraid of
the tactics after the strike is over, when, if
they are working with uniou men, ' he latter
will steal their tools and cause them endless
trouble in many other way. This
is what the non-union m-n say.
The I'n Ion View of the Matter.
Ue Lt.l.!t..U"-0n said fl at there
?sn0.iouik of the men winning. They
were in the right, had plenty of muncy, and
the bosses could not get any hoi. to fill
their places; not because of feirof violence
or annoyance, but because the in iou had
the men. The game wasn't worth violence.
If the t losses got a few men to -rork for
them the uniou men would not bother them.
Mr. Micks' Experience.
S. W. Micks, a non-uuion carpeitter, re
siding at '., est Madison street, came in
from Twin Likes, Wis., yesterday norning
where he has been at work. As lie left the
Northwestern station, carrying his tools,
committee from the strikers approached and
a-ked him if he was a union man. He re
plied UN ). " They then took his tools from
him and carried them to the strikers' head
quarters on Lake street. Mr. Micks is very
indignant and says he will take legal pro
ceedings to recover his property and pucisb
those who desniled him.
HIRING ENGLISH STONE CUTTERS.
Consul New Gives Some Inquirers
London, April 15 The Daily News, of
this city, contains an advertisement that is
causing a sensation among London laborers.
It reads: kFrettone cutters wanted by the
the following named firms, memliers of
the Freestone Contractors' ussocia-
tion of New England. There is imme
diate need of competent journeymen.
Payment by the hour. Average price, 50
cents an hour. It is only fair than every
one should know that these firms have been
compelled to close their works to uni ma, as
at present organized, on account o' tbeir
arbitrary demands, and their refusal to Mib-
mit all disputes and differences to arbitra
tion." Here the names are signed.
Several workmen called at the United
States consulate to ascertain tbe trv ) posi
tion of affairs. Mr. New told them that all
contracts made here were valueless, t nd he
believed that even lawyers might decide
from the advertisement itself that it f rmed
a contract if acted on.
Of Interest to Barb Wire Vsers-
Pobtland, Ore., April 15. Julge Deady,
in the United States circuit court, yoster
day, rendered a decision in the cases of the
Washburn & Moen Manufacturing com
pany, Worcester, Mass., and E. L. Wwd, of
DeKalb, Iil , against Knapp, Burrell & Co.,
Portland, Ore., agents for the St Iuis and
tbe Braddock Wire company, of Pittslurg,
denying tbe applications for injunctions,
and holding the Gli Jdn patents invalid
The Illinois Evangelicals.
Chicago, April 15 The two evangelical
conferences are still in session in this 'ity,
both of them legislating for ihe conference
territory. Tbe Bishop Esber conference was
much encouraged by tbe receipt of petitions
from forty-five churches indorsing the bish
op's conference, and declaring the Sheffield
avenue conference a revolutionary body
Why Count Herbert Resigned.
Berun, April 15 It h said that tu re
signation of Count Herbert Bia-r.arck was
caused by the determination of the eaip ror
to refuse his recognition of the private car
riage of the count with the divorced
Princess Carolath. The prin"es is the e unt
of Prince Hatzfe'dt, who married .Miss
Lost Hair a Million in Sisty Days.
Nashville, Tenn., April 15. The n er
chants', Traders' an 1 Produce exchange has
assigned. Liabilities, tHKl.ooo. The ass gn
ment is due to the decline in Tennessee oal
and Louisviiie and Nashville stock, and the
rise in wheat and pork, by which the ex
change lost fiOO.OOO in ths past sixty days.
llo Not Credit That Confession.
Great Falls, N. H., April 15. The
alleged confession of Isaac R. Ha w telle is
universally discredited here, and it is gener
ally thought the story is a fabrication, c nd
that if Hawtelle is the author of it be lias
constructed it to explain the evidence agai ist
him iu the most favorable light.
Found the Body of rhlltpeen'a Victim.
New York, April 15. The body of Meyjr,
the clerk who was murdered by his em
ployer Philipseu, a soap maker at Copenha
gen, was found yeaterdsy at the New York
custom bouse, concealed in a cask of lime or
plaster, which had arrived per steamship
Thingvalla some time ago.
The Czar's Cousin a Revolutionist.
Bucharest, April 15. A despatch from
Jassy to The Telegraful states that tite
Orand Duke Constantino Constantinovitcti,
cousin of the czar, has been arrested in St.
Petersburg for connection with the revol 1
Parnell Consults Gladstone.
London, April 15. Parnell helJ a con
sultation with Gladstone yesterday prelim
inary to the introduction in tbe house t f
commons by the former of a motion to rt
ject the Irish land purchase bill.
Pittsb:rg, April 15. The stockholders
of Tbe Arbeiter met on (Saturday night, an 1
bv a close vote defeated the Anarchistic nl.
ment which has recently been striving t
gain control of the paper.
'SEEN BY A l'EEPEIl.
Much Ado About Nothing at
Hyde Park, N. Y.
A CLERGYMAN'S TERRIBLE DEED.
What an Inquisitive Woman Saw
Through a Keyhole, and Her Husband's
Thrifty Proposition A Young Woman
Who Came Honestly by Her Inclination
to Klope, Flies with an Old Lover, Leav
ing a Husband to Cass Her Caprice.
Pocohkeepsie, N. Y., April 15. For
three years Rev. Richmond H. Oesner has
been the pastor of St James' Episcopal
church, at Hyde park. He came to Hyde
Park from Yonkers. All the village knew
him and respected him Among his acquaint
ances was Miss Ida Brett, principal of the
Hyde Park public school Rev. Mr. Gesner
boarded with Miss Sherwood, a maiden lady,
and Miss Brett resided with Fred Oelamatcr,
coachman for E. P. Rogers. The acquaint
ance of the rector and the teacher soon
ripened into affection, and the former visited
Miss Brett at the Delamater bouse, and a
few mouths ago tbe engagement of tbe
youi g couple was announced, aud later it
was given out that tbe wedding would be
solemnized in June.
Peeping Tom's Discovery.
One evening, just before the engagement
was announced, Miss Brett was entertaining
her lover in In r room, an 1 Mrs. Delamater
and a little girl looked through the keyhole
and saw the young clergyman, and on his
lap sat the tvaclier who had accepted his
hand in marriage and was his intended wife,
and he was kissing her. Mrs. ltelanmttr
told her husliand oC w hat she had seen, and
he called ii)xu Mr. Ges ter, informed him of
what bis child bad seen through tbe key
bole, and deiuuudtM $.VM as the price of his
secrecy. The clergyman wou'-d not listen to
such a proposition.
A Ton Awfully I'rudish Vestry.
Kulw qnently the story leaked out, and
tbe vestry t St. James' ebureh requested
the paslor to clear liiins.f of the charge or
resign. Mr. (iesner chose the latter course, 1
aud resigned. When the engagement was
announced Mi is Brett also resigned her po
sition. List lecemler Mr. Gesner received
a call from a church in a large town in
northern Minnesota, and this call he has ac
cepted and will shortly remove to his new
charge. Rev. Mr. Gesner did think some of
prosecuting Delamater for b'ac-kn a L but by
tbe advice of legal counsel he will not. Pub
lic sympathy is tntirely with the clergyman
and his allianced, while on the other hand
the greatest indignation is expressed toward
SHE WAS OFF WITH THE OLD.
leaving th New to the Tender Mercies
of Mt'lant holv... .
ivi.SHViLl.iE, Pa, April 15. Susie Crow
nail, aged IS, daughter of Capt. Ieo Crow
nell, an old Like skipper, was to have mar
ried Dr. G.-orge Bouse at th;s place one year
ago. A week before the wedding was to
have come of the doctor went away on a
business trip, and did not return. What be
came of him nobody knew. Two weeks ago
the damsel was married to Lester Stout.
Last week Dr. Bouse returned
to RushviUe as suddenly a he bad
disappeared. No ona knew where be had
been or what kept Lino away, but his reasons
for going aud staying so long must have
been satisfactory to tbe young woman be
was to have marrie-L for on Friday she
eloped with him, ami all trace of them is
lost The parties are prominent socially, and
wealthy. The bride was educated abroad,
and seaks six languages fluently. She is a
handsome brunette. Her mother was a
Cuban, and eloped with Capt. CrownelL
from New Orleans, and married him twenty
years ago, jdiing a wealthy Cuban lover.
Nt-ither of These Are Chickens.
PaRkeks8L'rg, W. Va, April 15. Tbe
most reuiarkabe marriage that has occurred
In West Virginia for years was solemnized
Saturday night at St. Mary's. The groom
was San.uol Shion, aged Uti, and the bride
Mrs. Jane Patterson, aged 50. Tbe old man
after nearly a century of single life, con
cluded to enjoy matrimonial happiness. Ia
movement and speech he seemed no old,T
than the bride, and gives every indication of
living many years longer.
That S150.OO0 Did the Business.
Toronto, Out, April 15. Alexander Cam
eron, a wealthy Toronto lawyer, who mar
ried a rich Detroit widow named Ward, has
announced theengagementof his step-daughter,
ML-s Ward, to Prince de Benyou Caraman,
of Franca Miss Ward is 1? years of age,
and has an income of 1 150,000.
The Iowa Solons.
DesMoine-s, la,, April 15. Tbe senate
yesterday passed the bouse school book bill,
the bills to appropriate $1,0U0 to assist dis
charged convicts to lead honest lives, to re
organize tbe Iowa weather service and to
protect employes in claims for wages. Ap
propriations for a number of state institu
tions were also passed, together with a bill
to enable the deaf and dumb institute to col
lect from parents or others the fares of
pupils to and from the institute. Tbe house
defeated an attempt to get up the normal
school bill, and passed the pharmacy bill,
amended by striking out tbe penalty for
failure to file reports of sales. The Repub
lican apportionment bill was also passed, tbe
Democrats voting for it under protest A
brilliant reception was held at the capitol,
at night, the governor having invited MM
people to maet the legislators.
The Bible Must Go After All.
Madison, Wis, April 15.-President
Albee, of the O.likosh Normal school, said
recently that a member of the supreme court
had written to him that the late decision of
the court in the Edgerton case did not con
template the etc usion of the Bible from the
pubdc schools. A member of that court,
interviewed vest, rday on tbe subject, said
that "the opinion of the court deprecates tbe
use of tbe Lible in the common schools, and
holds that the nitre reading of it in such
schools must le considered sectarian instruc
tion, aud therefore unconstitutional. "
Democrats Triumphant at Helena.
Butte, Mont., April 15. In the munici
pal election hold here yesterday the
Democrats eU-rted the mayor and
six out of seven aldermen by decisive
majorities. The city is the closest polit
ically in Montana. The right or, wrong ot
throwing out Tunnel precinct by the can
Vassinz board last fall was the argument
used in the municipal campaign. In Ana
conda the Democratic candidate for mayor
was elected by over K) majority.
No Boom for Foreign Holidays.
Boston, April 15. A memorial service iu
commemoration of the twenty-fifth anni
versary of Abraham Lincoln's death was
held here Sunday afternoon, under ths
auspices of the Boston Turnverein. Carl
Eberhard was one of the speakers and bs
disapproved of the project for a Oerman
national holiday, holding that the German
population of America should celebrate only
American national holidays.
An Opera Train Wrecked.
Mattoon, Ili, April 15. The Juch Opera
company's special train of six coaches, from
St Louis to Terra Haute, was wrecked in
the "Big Four" yards, in this city, and de
layed two hours, yesterday. None of tbe
people was injured.
Not a Single Republican Elected.
Lisbon, April 15. The returns show that
in the elections for tbe fifty elective mem
bers of tbe bouse of pjers the Conservative
and Progressist candidates have in every In
stance been successful Not one Republican
The Disaster at East Saginaw.
East Saojkaw, Mich., April 15. No
bodies have been recovered from the river
of those lost by the disaster at tbe bridge
Sunday. Four women were drowned Miss
Mamie Height, Mrs. George J. Montgamerr,
Miss Myrtle Owen, and Mrs. John Walsh,
They Prove To Be a Poor Sort
THE CATACLYSM DID NOT CONNECT
How the Day of Alleged Wrath Was
Passed at San Francisco The Only
Wave a Speculative One Antics of the
Deluded Kansas City Had to Walt and
Tremble Chicago Still on Deck A
Sacrificial Snlcide Who Was De
termined to Save the Garden City.
Sah Fbaxcisco, April 15. There was no
indication yesterday of fulfillment of the
Doom -Sealers' prophecy, and the only event
out of the common was tbe narrow escape
of a train from Monterey, which dashed
through an open switch and ran upon a
bridge. In this city the common topic of
conversation was ths tidal wave which
didn't come, except on Pine stroet, where a
speculative wave swamej all small opera
tors, knocking prices of Comto'k shares
down about SO per cent all around. Cur
rent slang, such as "Come off tl-.a perch" and
"Break away," has given way to "Aw, go
flee to the mountains." This was beard
everywhere, and promises to outlivj th9
Looked for It with Glaive.
In Oakland everything wat quiet, but
many people wore very nrvous, and the
probability of earthquake! and tidal waves
was discussed in all places of resort Up in
the bills back of town the refugee? were en
gaged in prayer, but they seemed depressed
at the failure of the wave to come in from
the Pacific. Many had strong field-glasses,
which they leveled at intervals at San
Francisco, only, however, to report that the
sun was shining brightly on the towers of
Nob hill palaces and everything looked
serene. Iu Oakland bulletin boards were
closely scanned to sea whether Chicago aud
Milwaukee bad suffered.
The Town Wasn't Sate.
A St Helena special says tbe only excite
ment in that town was caused by the early
daparture in tbe morning of a band of Oak
land negroes for Mount St Helena, These
Colored people were greatly excited, and
claimed to have had a vision Sunday night
that the town of St Helena wasn't safe.
Tbey bought a few provisions and set out
for a hot tramp up the mountain side. Tbey
are encamped on the summit and will prob
ably remain several days on Howell moun
tain, where a large bo ly of Dom-Sealers is
camped. Prayer meetings were held, but
there was little excitement, as the doubters
began to declare they bad been deceived.
Wildly Kxcited at Santa Rosa.
From Santa Rosj 0921" KeS'Sthst It; dis
olples of -ErKkson and Mrs. Woodworth at
that place were w ildly excite I Before tbe
sun was fairly up about bW left iu a proces
sion for Taylor mountain, two mi lei from
the city, and they were followed by aliout
fifty Salvation array and Holiness people.
They sang songs aud warned all tbey met to
follow them to tbe mouutain. On the picnic
grounds near tbe top of the mountain a
queer scene was presented about noon. Car
rington, the leader, was preaching so he
could be beard a quirtor of a mile away.
Every few minutes the audience relieved its
overwrought feelings by breaking out into
camp meeting songs. Iu front of tbe preacher
a score of people were laid out stark and
rigid in the peculiar trances that have been
the feature of this religious excitement
"2, s Will Apply lor Further Advices.
On the hills above the pretty town of
Vacaville, Leader Hendricks exhorted a
small band of Doom-Sealers. This detach
ment think they h-ive God's own command
to remain here, aud tbey refuse to venture
to town lest they be overwhelmed. Hendricks
was reticent w hen asked about their plans.
He said: "God's w ill be done. He will direct
and we will follow. If the earth don't go up
or down to-day we will go to Oo 1 and find
out what to do." Much indignation is ex
pressed at the notoriety given them, and
Erickson is regarded as a martyr. Oue
party of ten became alarmed at the vision
of one of their number, and they tuoved tip
to the top of a loity peak yesterday morn
ing. THOUGHT HE SAVCD CHICAGO.
A Strangt rat Clinton. Itl.,Sarrtacet Him
self for the Garden Cily.
CLixtok, Ids., April 15. A strange man
committed suicide near here yesterday. He
asserted seriously bis belief in the prophesy
that Chicago would peri-b yesterday, and
that he could avert tbe dire calamity by of
fering his life as a sacrifice. He could not
be dissuaded from this delusion, and, while
no one w-as present, cast himself before the
west-bound train on the Illinois Central
and was instantly killed. He was well
dressed, and about 40 years of age. letters
show bis name to be Hamilton, an 1 bis home
to be near Louisville, Ky.
AU Serane at Chicago.
Chicago, April lb. The people of this
city took little stock in the D oin-Sl -rs'
predictions. A few people were rather
nervcus ptople who are not of tbe faith ot
Ericksou by a long shot but it was the
nervousness born of tbe impossibility of
knowing what might happen Jt is hardly
necessary to assure the citizens of the west
that Chicago is still here, and ready to buy
its usual quantum of corn an I hogs, and
continue the agitation of the World's
fair. The Tribune, knowing that
if the tidal wave did come it would
not be on band to report it, took time by the
forelock and decorated its whole front page
yesterday morning with a full account of
tbe disaster that never came, beautifully il
lustrated with nice large double-column
Later. A telegram from Milwaukee gives
the reassuring intelligence that the regular
tidal wavj of beer was the only one that
swept over that city yesterday.
Lots of Fools at Kansas City.
Kansas Citt, Ma, April 15. Yesterday
was an exciting one among tbe followers of
Mrs. Woodworth and Apostle Erickson, the
leaders of the "Doom-Sealers." The proph
ecy that all i be large cities of the country
ware to be destroyed by an earthquake
found many believers in this city, and they
have been preparing for tbe day of wrath
fof some time. For the ast two weeks they
have been holding nightly meetings at a lit
church near Tenth aud Walnut street a.
Sunday night they continued the services,
and at daylight yesterday morning they
were still praying for deliverance. As Kan
sas City is on the highest ground in the state
there was no place for tbem to flee to, and
tbey bad to patiently await tbe wrath to
come. Mai.y of them remained in the
church all day, and only returned to th. ir
homes last night.
Giving Advice to the Kalsar.
Toronto, Ont, April 15. At a .large
gathering of Piot "t. tan ts here yesterday an
addresi to EmierorWiiltam of Ojrmany was
adopted and ordered to be forwarded to him.
The address prays that the eiupror will not
encourage tbe return of the Jesuits to Oar
many; aud also protests against (ijrrnmy
entering iuto any negotiations looking to tbe
recognitiou of the poe as "thetiead of a
government which is faise in fact and hurt
ful in theory." The hope is expressed that
the emperor "hasn beeu -chosen of Ool to
strike Romanism its fatal blow."
Will Organise a Dry Good t'nion.
Nrw Haven, Conn., April 15. Certain
dry goods concerns here will attempt to form
a combination to employ no clerk w ho for
any cause whatever has beeu discharged from
any city dry goods bouse. A female clerk
recently discharged by F. M. Brown & Co.
because she bad previously been dismissed
by William Neely & Co. will probably bring
suit against tbe latter firm.
A Great Gam of Billiards.
CaiQoo, April 15. Schaefer and Slosson
have signed an agreement to play 800 points
at 14 inch balk line in New York during
next June for a stake of 1500 per side, a
wager of 11,000, and an emblem of the cham
pionship of America, to be presented by the
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFEUED IN TIIE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Ia always to be found at
Kf"" Which are good Fitleis
Iliotou Negri, l.b. r-rs.
WHEEi.lxu, V. Va . Aonl l.V ih-t n.;n
laborers on tbe lin. of iho extension of tha
Norfolk and Western railrmt I I e auie riot
ous a few dy ago oi;i lo som d n-sitijif no
tion ia connevtiou v. i?h th-r w-r. Trey
destroyed a Urge a-noa it ot p:- pr v of th
rompany, and tired upon a parly of hits
who attempted to proU-ci the railroad
work. A. L. M-jer wss kill, d and liv
other wh.tes bally injured Afterward a
lare po-e of whit-is was svouri-i an 1 seven
of the nefiT-oes were captured anl pavi i:i
jail. Fiiriber trouble is fe ire.i.
Might; rooti rs for 1 inrM.
HjkRTPOBn, Conn., April 1" Ki n. -t Ijeon
Dickintou, of the frehnien class at Trinity
college, has just received m-ws of his occ: s
sion to a fortune of about tS UJ thrcii b
tbe death of an uUcle in Frmcj
Twenty-five years apo Monday night the
assassin, J. Wilkes Booth, tired tbe shot
bat killed A rabam Lincoln and plunged a
rejoicing nation into tbe deeps: term and
C'niCAOO. April 14.
Quotations on the bor.l of trade to-diy
were as follow: Wheat No. 2 May, opened
91c, closed iHfc: Jane, openet VI c, ilMed
July, oined NHr, closed HV Corn
No. S May, opened :CSo. closed Us.-; June,
opened 3 i4c. closed SKU4c: July, opened 3Ae,
closed :tf. Oats No. - May. o-ned and
plowed Ssc; Jnne, opened l"4e, clos -d 2 V;
July, opened and cl.ned -i"sc l'ork-Mav,
opened tli.Kt. rled June, opened
$li"U, closed 18.M July, opei ed $11."). elided
fliWI. Lard May, opened i(i.5 closed
Live stork -The stock yards report the fol
lowing rautfe of pi ice: Hum Market opened
rather active, with prices a shade higher;
light ft-rades, $4.1t4.4U: rough packing. gi.M
kB.2i; mixed lot. $4.S5jl4 41; heavy packing
and shipping lots, $4.3 ifi..jo.
Produce: Butt -r Fancy Elgin. S'S'Mic per
lb: fine creameries. 17Jli : dan., finest, fresh,
14ai:c; fresh packing stock. 4-rUie. Eots -iStrictly
fresh, lie per dos. Dressed poultry -Chickens.
V3,lUe per lb; turkeys, labile;
young bens. 15j.l5'-frc; docks, 12 1 14 Apples -Fair
to choice, $(. Onil.Ju per hbt.
New York, April 14.
Wheat No. 2 red winter, SViijc cash: do
May, 1 3c; do June, c; do July, . Corn
No. S mixed 41S"J.4114C cash; do May, 4;
do Ju e, 4Wg-. Oats-Dull but steady; No. 2
mixed, :l4(tf4c caHh; do April Httc; do
May, 2W4: do June, . Kye- Nominal,
barley -Nominal. I'urk Dull; u.w,s Jll ;.V3,
12.2., for new. Lard -Steady; May. $ti.4. Julv,
Live St.a k: Cattle-Market V V ! high
er, steer. fl.Vd.t-YiU V luu U.: bull and dry
cows, f?.a-aJ.6'i. Sheep and Lumb - .Mai ket
steal y: shi-ep, $4. 07.tW V lift lt-s; i--.rlm s.
JVSnsS.sriv: spriinc lambs, $.'! iT.ni ea-h.
H - -Market steadr; lire hog, J4.oj.4
Hay Cplsnd prairie. $7 50.
Hjy Timolliy 94 (I-difa W.
uy wiw. 1 3 ooofs 0 1.
nasi Hoft lie
Cord Wood $3 5 Q(4. 0.
This powder nerer Tarles. A marvel or porltT
thaa Ttbe ordinary kinds, and easnot be sold ia
competition wlia d Bjnltltuds of low test, short
wslgUt alum or pr phosphate powdars. SoUihSw
HoTii Bakikb Powpbk Co., los WsO
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
received of Stubley & Co., a shipment of their
1S22 SIECOlvriD AYElNTUE,
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer ia
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buff's, Boys' Express Wmjoiis. Base Balls and Bats. Rubb Blls. etc.
Also a full line of
SCiIOOT. RfWlirS i-n snunnr crom tro
Wilting Paper, Tablets, Ick,
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal
The latest desitn of the ons series of Al.tnniv c,, ti;. : T...,:.,t :.
its ornamentation, now! in many of its festures is bound to be a Rood stl'tr Be
sure and eiamine ibis stove aud learn its good points for after seeing it ioj will
buy no other. 6 '
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
m popular that it is being copied as far as they dare oy unrcrupuloua parties, but
don t be dec. ivtJ-buy tbe Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwith. I am the sole
-j.. ioi ni...,e jjo.Bis as eu as timer
Cor. Third avenue ana Twentieth St., Rock Island
J". W. JOIISnES-
lealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
The hlhe Brioe paid forfModsofsnT kind.
0". ZLvT. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KAHUFACTUKKR OF CRACKERS AtD BISCUITS.
A sk your Grocer for them. They are best,
s Sclaltie; The Chrielj "OYSTER"' and the Christy "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largest stock of Csrpetinjs, Mai tints and
WEST OP CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 sad 127 West Third 8trett Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
v , I blLO'
Slates. Lesd and Slate Pencils. Etc.
uesiraoie goods. Hardware, etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Will Iraile, s.-ll or bay anything.
No. 1614 Seeonl Avenue.