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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1890.
TIIE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTEH.
Tcebdat. Mat , 1890.
TBt. CoMrtTEI OP ILLIKOIK.
Cbicaso. 111.. March th, 1890.
Tbe Democratic tat Central Committee mtx
t the Palmer bnae in thl city on the tb dy of
March. 18WJ. and authorized the lasoaoce of the
The democrat of IH'nols will meet In rtate
mnentkn at Springfield on Wednesday, Jnne 4.
IfcuO, for the parpoee of nominating candilat-for
the fol ow ng atate ofllera to he voted for on Tnm
dajr, November 4th, 1890, to wn ;
One 1 reanrer,
ne 8n"erintetdent of Poolic Tnntrnc'lon. and
Three Tniateea of the t'nlvereity of llllnoi.
At the rareting of (he atate central committee
tha following resolution wa paed. and an ex
pretnu of Tiew, a in aaid reaolatlon aked. U
Invited. The chairman and aetretarjr of each
cnnnty con rent ion are reenented to report the ac
tion of their respective conventions to the recre
tary of the tat central committee aa eoon as it
may he bad. Tha revolntlon In aa f ol Iowa :
"Inaamnih at the propriety of nomiDatfnr a
candidate for tte United State eenat by the
atate convention baa been extensively ajfitatfd
throughout the atate. It la euia'eMed to county
convention, U consider the expediency ot enrh
a con me and Inctract their d-lcate accordingly "
Kach county hall he entitled to one dt-leifate
for each four hnndred vote cat for Cleveland
and Thnrman at the lat prenldentlal election,
and one delegate f"C each fractional part thereof
of two hondn-d votea ot more.
tiEOKOR M. H ATTN 89, Secretary.
Under thla call the Eleventh congressional
di-lrict la entitled to delegate aa follow! : Ko- k
I'landV; Mercer 5; Hendraon ; Warren i; Mc
1 mouuh B; tkhnyler 5; Hancock 10.
I lllnol Democratic.
The democrats of Illinois, in view of
tlie results of tlie spring township dec
tior.s held last month, are justified in
fetling greatly encouraged over their
prnspects of carr) ing tbe state at the next
general election, remarks the Springfield
Rtgitter, The analysis of these township
elections indicate extraordinary demo
cratic Rains. There are eighty counties
under township organization. More than
half of these have invariably heretofore
elected republican boards of supervisors.
At the election on April 1st there was a
democratic landslide and sixtysfive coun
ties elected democratic boards. This is
aomelbiog that has not occurred since the
war. To show tbe character of these vic
tories individual counties are instanced.
Champaign county, it is said, never be
fore this spring elected a democratic
board. Piatt has nearly always been re
publican, but this year it elected a denv
ocratic board. De Witt county, al
most always republican, went demo
cratic. Every county in Congrcfsman
Cannon's district, with but a single
exception, elected democratic boards.
They have been regularly republican
heretofore. In Congressman Howell's
district, strongly republican, it was much
the tame way. D.catur, usually repub
licsn by 8tM), elected a demix-ratic city
council. Livingston county, in Congress
man Payson's district, heretofore over
whelmingly republican, elected a demo
cratic board. Jo Daviess and Stephen
son counties went the same way. Several
counties in Congressman Oast's district
reversed the political complexion of the
county boards. These counties are ail in
the northern or central portions of the
atate, and, as straws, certainly show
which way the wind is blowing. An
election held today, submitted on ies'it s
alone, would certainly show that Illinois
it a democratic state.
If the state convention which meets
on June 4, will nominate a ticket
composed of good, clean men, and adopt
a platform favoring reform in state and
national affairs, the people of the state
will endorse the democratic party in No
vember. There Is no doubt about it.
The Labor Trouble.
Chicago. May C The carpenters'
strike has been officially declared settled
and the committees issued an address to
tbe public, relating details of the strike
and giving terms of settlement.
Paris, May 6. The strikers at IUn
loix endeavored today to cut the pipes
supplying the mills with water, but were
Chicago' liUi.ky Kind.
Chicago. May 6 Walker & Birk.
brewers, in boring for an artesian well, to
day struck a vein of natural gas twenty
times stronger than any similar tlnd. Ex
perts will Investigate.
A Illlaoin Towa I'ratroyril.
Laktbam. 111., May . The town was
almost destroyed by Are this morning.
One citizen, a business clerk, was seri
The Pope' Preferred Hurcettmor.
Losdon, May 0 A Rome dispatch
anya tbe pope has expressed a desire that
Cardinal San Felice be bis successor.
Lonis .Sunshine, h -hIi-muhi) nt (.'hirao,
suicided .Monday by jumping Into the
The A. SieKel Ijiix-l'ixt tire i niiipniiy, of
fct. i-oiiis. Iihh Hssiijfil. l.iuliiIiiiON not
known; assets, tj,(njO.
- A colored woman of MiuUsou county
Fla., was sent to the chain K; "K lust week
(or one year for xatnhliriK.
It la now stafed thut the Texas Kiirtiiers'
Alliance bus lost tl.'ion.ooo through its
recent commercial enterprise.
Alleli C. Hush, for many years president
of the Illinois board of agriculture, has
boutrht it stock ranch in Texas.
A Chinaman named Ah Liny was dis
covered at St. Ixmis Monday, his liody a
mass or corruption from leprosv.
Two domestics, Annie and Hessin Vf
lU'k, aed 17 and HI year, were nsphyxi
atod by gas iu Chicago Sunday night.
Six men were placed under t'.i,tm hnnda
each in Chicago Monday, on a charge of
burning the mite house on theSnell toll-
A riot took place Sunday night nt Kir-
niinKhain, Ala., hetwetui neyro miners.
arul six were shot one killed and two fa
Snow ami frost are reported from St.
vena Point and Waupaca, Wis.; Ishpe-
ming. Mich., and Boone, la. Hail darn-
aged the crops near Jiu ksoriville, la.
At SoliiiKcn, Hhrmish I'rimsia, Monday,
the roof and flooring of a large, warehouse
Used for the storage of steel bars fell
without warning, killing several work
men. A Ore broke out Sunday in the village of
Gilbon, N. Y., and liefore it km stayed it
had wiped out. twenty tlve buildings, ratm
lflgalotwof $170,001) in a village of only
Six hundred coal miners at. I Sell aire and
Cambridge, ()., struck Monday. Nearly
all the muster carpenters in New York
have conceded the eight-hour day, uml the
atrike ia virtuully over.
A bomb vb exploded iu front of the
Merchants and Manufacturers' club at
Barcelona, Spain, Monday. The doors
and windows of the build iug were shat
tered, but no one waa hurt.
Xiue business firms at Wutscka, Ills.,
were burned out Monday morning, the
losera beiug S. K. Hwinford, J. P. Bishop,
O. A. Wutson, iUiftin Watson, C. J. Moa
ey, J. Zergbaum & Co., J. Mutzenbaiitfh,
I Steeley and lVterlioyt. tt
At a meeting of the Ministers' associa
tion of Milwaukee Monday Revs. Tits
worth and DuvLs, the latter a Methodist,
declared in favor of more amusement for
church members, the former saying there
was no barm iu cards and billiards under
An instance of Alleged Presi
BLAINE PLEADS INEFFECTUALLY j
For the I.u. ky Man Had Klept Tnder the
Same Tent with H arrlton A "Whip"
Kent Out to Iowa Prohlbltlonlnta Illi
nois Republican Leader In Conference
The Iieck Vacancy In the Senate Gov
ernor Hill Makee a Kadlral SnggeetlOB
The Tariff Debate Notes.
Wamusotox City, May 6. It is
stated here that Secretary Maine
is convinced that President Harri
son is the most stubborn man alive.
Blaine did all in his power to induce the
president to do what his friend Ilitt
wanted him to do in the matter of the sub
treasury appointment in Chicago. Hitt
intimated to his friend, the secretary, that
he was having m uch difficulty in convincing
the president that his indorsement and the
indorsement of five or six other Repub
lican congressmen from Illinois of Ha.
Avery for the office of assistant treasurer
ought to outweigh the request of Hopkins
and the fart that Hopkins man, (Jen.
Dustin, bad once slept in the same tent
with Harrison during the rebellion.
The Secretary Couldn't Get There.
So Mr. Maine went over to the White
House and begged the president as a per
sonal favor to him to appoint Maj. Avery,
but Harrison preferred to stand by the
man with whom he once slept on the cold
ground, and the six Illinois congressmen
who had recommended Avery, the secre
tary of state, who had joined in that
recommendation, and the Illinois congress
men and senators who had recommended
other candidates, are satisfied that no sort
of political backing or other considera
tions of can stand against the president's
fondness for picking up the old fellows
whom be knew in the days of the war.
POLITICS IN IOWA.
Prohibitionist Vrjjed to Go to Sioux City
Des Moim.s, la., May 6. The State
Temperance Alliance, the chief temper
ance organization of Iowa, sees in the
action of the Hepublican state central com
mittee in sending the next convention to
Sioux City., and fixing tbe date at June 25,
danger to the cause of Prohibition. Yes
terday its executive committee issued an
address urging Prohibitionists to useevery
endeavor to control the convention. They
aay that the fanners will be plowing corn
when the county conventions nre held, and
will permit them to lie controlled by men
from t he cit ics and towns.
A fraiil of the City Delegates.
Holding the state convention so far from
the center of population will entail upon
most of t lie delegates such expenditure of
time and monev as to restrict attendance
to gent li-inen of mentis and a class of poll
tirians w hose consciences revolt at the
idea of 'subjecting a moral principle to
the contannnat tug influence of politics.
The Alliance says: "In this atate a large
majority of tbe Kepublicans are upon prin
ciple in fav ri :' Prohibition. Nevertheless
there lias Is-en nil these years, and still is,
a minority of the party vigorously pro
testing and seeking the overthrow of Pro
hibition," and t hey warn the advocates of
Prohibition to le on hand.
Conference of Illlnola Republican.
Clin aum. May fi. The corridors of the
Grand Pa i!ic hotel were alive yesterday
with Kcptihlicnn politicians, who came
here to take part in the annual conference
as to ways and means of running the cam
paign. The principal talk was on the
most available man for state treasurer
and among tlie names mentioned were
George W. llrown, of Vandalia; Warden
Berggren, of Joliet, and John Tanner. For
superintendent of public instruction no
other candidate is talked of but the incum
bent. Professor Edwards. The meeting
to-day was devoted to short speeches of
men from all parts of tbe state. The date
of the con veutiou will be fixed before It
A Snifcesf Ion by (ifjvernor Hill.
Albany, N. Y., May ft. Governor Hill
sent a message to the legislature yeater
day suggesting that a constitutional
amendment be submitted to the people of
the atate for the transfer from the legisla
ture to the courts of the tKiwer of deciding
contested elect ion cases. He also recom
mends action to bring the subject before
congress, w it b a view to securing nlti
mately a similar amendment to the fed
eral constitution. He declares that fonr
out of every live contested election cases In
legislatures and congress are decided on
purely partisan grouuds, greatly to the
scandal of justice.
'I be Tielmte on the Tariff Hill.
Washington Citt, May 6 A caucus of
Republican memliers of the house was
held yesterday afternoon. Several propo
sitions concerning the time to be allotted
for debate und voting on the tariff bill
were put forward. It was decided finally
to allow four days for general debate, be
ginning to-morrow, and eight days for con
sidering and voting on amendment. This
will bring the bill to a vote on May 20.
Night sessions will lie held on the four
days of general debate.
An IHue in Georgia.
An. 1st A, tin., May 6. An issue that
will supplant nil others in the contest for
state representatives and senators ia:
"Will you, if elected, promise to vote for
a bill amending the state constitution so
as to give the taxes paid by the whites to
the whites to educate their children, and
let the negroes rely upon their own mouey
to send their offspring to school.
Senator Ileek'a Surneaaor.
Fkankfoiit, Ky.,May 6. Senator Deck's
anccessor will lie elected on May IS. Ac
cording to the general statutes the election
may tie held upon tbe second Tuesday after
the general assembly shall have been noti
tied ollii-ially by the governor of a vacancy
in tlie L luted htates senate. The Demo
cratic caucus will be held cither Saturday
or Monday next.
The Original Iaekage In Iowa.
Mason Citt, Ia., May 6. It now looka aa
if even the inland cities of Iowa would
have established originnl package saloons.
Two residents of this city are in cor-
respondent with distillery men, and have
decided to handle their goods. It Is stated
that t he brewers have egreed to defray all
expenses in case of litigation.
National Republican Committee.
Washington Citt, May 6. The meeting
of the executive committee of the nation
al Republican committee, called at Wash
ington on Wednesday of this week, has
lieen post poned until the 12th inst., to suit
the con veu ietice of some of the memlters
who could not come before the latter
Selecting a Campaign Committee.
Washington City, Muy . At a joint
caucus of the Republican members of the
senate and house last night, at which Sen
ator Hoar presided, the following western
members of the Republican congressional
campaign committee for iH'M) were ap
pointed: Colorado, Towusend; Illinois,
Itoweil; Indiana. Cheadle; Iowa, Gear;
Kentucky, Wilson; Michigan, Stockbridge;
Wisconsin, Sawyer; Wyoming, Carey;
Idaho, Dubois. The other appointments
will be made at another caucus.
THE STRIKERS AT CHICAGO.
A Combine In the Way of a Iloyeott -The
Hltuutinn aa Ik Appear.
Chicago, May 5. General meetings of
the aaah, door and blind makers were held
In several parts of the south-west side at
noon yesterday. The meetings were held
for tbe purpose of strengthening tb union
now being formed the men employed at
tbe machines promising their sup port. It
was decided that they would, in a measure,
pool their issues with the carpen era, and
no union men of the latter orge nization
will handle work turned out by mills re
fusing to grant the demand fr eight
Mrlkea That Didn't Material lie.
There was no strike at X. K. Fairbanks
works, where one was expected, and the
strike of tbe gas men, which was to have
taken place, failed to materialize. The
expected strike of tbe dock wt on the
western Transportation company a line
and the Anchor line did not take place be
cause they are not sufficiently oi-ganized
and there are too many men ready to take
Carpenter Km pert to Keaunie.
There is no change in the situation of
the carpenters strike. Negotiations for
settlement with the new bosses' a ociatton
are said to be complete and then. en will
resume work in a day or.two.
The moldera who struck Friday nearly
all returned toVork yesterday without
gaining their point, anv further than re
ceiving in some cases a promise th it their
claims would be considered.
They Have No OtieTanee.
Dasvillk, His., May 8. The miners of
Danville, Vandercook, Grape Crk and
Kellyville held a mass meeting ytseterday
afternoon and decided to strike. They
have no grievance, but strike in oliedience
to orders received from headquarters at
Iteclded on a Strike.
Dfxatc-R, Ills., May 6. The 275 coal
miners employed at tbe Decatur coal
mines went on a strike yesterday f r an in
crease of 5 rents a ton for digging No xe
rious trouble is anticipated.
Will Wait to Nee Scott.
Spring Valley, Ills., May 6. Spring
Valley miners held a meeting yesterdav
and decided to remain at work uatil the
arrival of V. L. Scott, who is cpe- ted be
fore the 15th.
SAD FATALITY AT CHICAGO.
The Victim's Daughter II aa a Presenti
ment of Evil.
Chicago, May6. A young womnn of 30
frantically knocking at the door of her
father's room, and crying, ''Papa! papa!
let me in:" awoke the guests on one floor
of the Palmer house about 8 a. m. yester
day. The girl was MissPerkins, daughter
of H. O. Perkins, of Cleveland. As there
was no response to the frightened cry the
watchman opened the door, and t lere lay
the father dead of heart disease. The
daughter's grief was pitiable. Mie had
awakened from her sleep with a conscious
ness that something was wrong w th her
father, and could not shake it off. Conse
quently she arose and went to bin room
only to find that her presciitimcnt 'vns too
Other Sad Features.
Mr. Perkins had been traveling i lone in
the west and was on bis wny boine. His
daughter had also been away from home
since the holidays attending school. Her
father sent for her to meet him here so
that they could go home together and
give the wife and mother a plea.-.a:it sur
prise. They arrived on Saturday n orning
and were assigned ail joining room-i at the
Palmer house. They intended lea ing for
home Saturday evening, but Mr. Perkins
concluded to remain over till yesterday
morning in order to show bis daughter a
little more of the city. They will g home
together, but the home -coining w ill not he
a pleasant surprise to the waiting not her.
WORKING HARD FOR KEMMLER.
The 1 lilted state Supreme Court Applied
to Also a stale Court.
Washington Citt, May C Yesterday
the United States supreme court denied
the application of Roger M. Sherman for a
writ of halieas corpus in the Kemmler
murder case, but decided to bear a motion
for a writ of error. As the court v ill ad
journ for the term on May its decision
will be rendered immediately on ioik Iu
aion of the argument. Sherman's a iplica
tion was based on the proposition U at the
punishment was unusual and cruel. Chief
Justice Fuller said the hearing woul i take
place May 9. and if the writ was gra ited it
would have tbe effect of re-openiug the ex
pert testimony taken by the electrical com
mission. The record of tbe comn ission
would be produced and the court would
prescribe under what conditions Kei niiler
shall be executed.
Another Habeaa Corpus Writ.
Buffalo, N. Y., May 6. Judge Corlett
yesterday morning granted a writ of
habeaa corpus on application of Charles
S. Hatch, counsel for Kemmler. requiring
District Attorney Quinby, Warden Durs
tou, and others Interested to pr iduce
Kemmler before County Judge Day at
Auburn on Saturday next. The pi rpose
is to dispose of the question as to wl ether
the warden of the atate prison can legally
execute Kemm'.er, counsel claiming that
nobody but the sheriff of Erie could exe
cute his client.
Didn't Heap l"p the Corpse.
LITTLE Rock, May 6. In the Clayton in
quiry last night, Carroll Armstrong called
Judge McClure a most infamous slander
er. McClure jumped up and struck Arm
strong a heavy blow in the face. Powell
Clayton and J udge Clayton sat bt bind
McClure with their hands in their pockets.
The combatants were quieted without pil
ing up a heap of corpses.
Mra. Vandergtift'a Trial.
MT. HoLLT, N. J., May 6. In the trial
of Mra. Vandergrift for attempting tu poi
son her son, the defendant yesterday testi
fied that the croton oil she bought w.-ls all
used on her corns. She denied the damag
ing statements made by Dr. II nil ot. the
witness stand. II. S. Haines, a real estate
expert, testified that Mrs. Vandergrift 's
property was worth over &tO,0OU. This Was
to show that Mrs. Vandergtift had nt. rea
aon to want her son's insurance money.
Vindicates Editor liana.
New Yoitk, May 6. The Mail aud Ex
press publishes nearly two columns cf ex
tracts from The Sun covering Everything
that the latter journal has ever published,
editorially, telegraphic and locally, con
cerning Mrs. Cleveland, showing tha:, all
references to her were respectful and many
were extremely flattering. Iu the attacks
upon Mr. Cleveland the name of Mrs.
Cleveland does not occur, and there ate no
separate attacks upon her.
Mary Ann Dougherty Orate.
Washington Citt, May 6. Mary Ann
Dougherty, whose bill for a pension was
vetoed by President Cleveland, created a
scene at the Capitol yesterday. "I vant
to say I want to say," and between hic
coughs Mary Ann attempted to deliver an
oration immediately after adjourumei t ol
the senate. The unfortunate woman felt
that she had a grievance and was onx ous
to let it be known.
Hilly My era la Hick.
New Orleans, May 6. The Hoven
Myer light is off. Myer claims that he bus
been sick and desired to postpone the event
for two weeks. Bowen, who hasbeen tr lin
ing for eight weeks aud is now in pr me
condition, would not consent to postpone
ment. There being no forfeit tip, Myer
has dec.rared the tight off as far us 1 i is
A llaae Ball flayer Enjoined.
Philadelphia, May 6. Judge Arnold
has enjoined John T. Pickett from playing
ball with the Philadelphia Brotherh ood
club. The order was obtained by ;he
American association, which claims that
Piokett ia under contract with the Kansas
City club. An appeal will be taken.
Did the Community a Her vice.
MiddlesboroUGH, Ky., May 0. Jatnr
day afternoon Carrie Brown (colored) shot
and kill Hughes Bell (also colored), almost
tearing off his head, lie entered her room
and, furious with drink and jealausy, he
attempted to kill her, hence the trage iy.
The girl is in custody.
Brilliant Reception to the Great
PRINCES AND DUXES DO HIM HONOR
The Keault'. of His Long and Toilaome
Journey Through Africa A Qneatlon
the London Labor Demonstration Kalaea
Poatmen Who Defled Poatmaater Gen
eral Raikes A Cabinet Crista la Italy
Humbert at a Kifle Contest Eu
Loxdos, May 6. The Prince and Princess
of Wales, the duke and duchess of Edin
burgh, the duke of Cambridge, the duke
and duchess of Teck, Prince and Princess
Hohenlobe, the duke of Fife, tbe duke of
Argyll, the Comte de Paris, and a brill
iant assemblage of leaders of all classes
were in attendance at the reception given
to Henry M. Stanley by the -Royal Geo
graphical society in Albert Hall last night
A triumphal procession, beaded by tbe
Prince of Wales and the other royalties,
led Stanley and bis colleagues into tbe
ball, which w packed. As they entered
tbe assemblage arose en masse and ap
plauded the explorer. The president of
the society welcomed Stanley and ls com
panions, and presented them with medals,
whereat there was another tremendous
outburst of applause.
Stanley Talks of Hia Journey.
Stanley thanked the society on behalf
of himself and colleagues and proceeded to
narrate his adventures in Africa, assist
ed by a huge chart upon which he traced
his route. Carers, he said, had asked
what was tbe utility of his expedition. To
them he would aay that the gain to hu
inanity bad been great. It had opened np
a rich and productive region and would
enable the teaching of millions of degraded
human beings, that in the vegetable prod
ticts of the country they would find some
thing of far greater value than the flesh
of their fellow creatures. "As a Christian
nation," he aaid, "we ought to rejoice that
the few thousand pounds lent to this work
ha rescued HJ jieople from slavery, re
stored 2fJ to their homes in Egypt and de
livered Emin from a stagnant state of im
possibilities to active service with a friend
LONDON'S LABOR DEMONSTRATION.
An Interesting Qneation aa to the Post
men Mho Marched.
Iainpox, May 6. One of the most inter
esting questions growing out of the work
men's demonstration Sunday is what, if
any, will lie the action of Postmaster Gen
eral Kaikes iu regard to the 2,000 postmen
who marched in the procession as an or
ganized body. The rules of the postofflce
department are very strict in prohibiting
the unionizing of its employes and they
have hitherto kept aloof from public meet
ings and other manifestations in the inter
est of lalKir except as individuals. Their
action Sunday is regarded as a piece of de
fiance of which the department must take
some not ice.
Will llle Inn Klght-Hour Qneatlon.
Charles Hradlaugh having accepted the
invitation of John Burns to debate the
eight -hour question, the discussion will
shortly take place in some large ball,
which is sure to lie filled to overflowing.
Maii:ii, May tt. The strikes are break
ing up throughout Spain, except in Valen
cia and Barcelona, where the men still
The li iih I.anil Purchase Rill.
IyiMKiN, May fi. John Morley announced
bis intention iu the house of commons
last night to move an amendment to tbe
land purchase bill to prevent forced
bargains with ter-ants by means of eviction
or other intimisiation. The opjMisition in
tends to move in tbe house of commons
that the committee on the Irish land
purchase bill be instructed to raise the
question of home rule for Ireland.
CrUU In the Italian Cabinet.
KoMK, May 6. In the debate in the sen
ate on the charities bill yesterday the
clause providing for church expenses was
rejected. Premier Crispi at ouce declared
that be would resign in order to decide the
question of the cabinet's dissolution, or its
reconstruction by Signor Sarraco. Great
excitement followed Crispi's declaration.
W ill Test KonlangerUm.
Taius, May fi In order to test the state
of popular opinion ia regard to Gen.
Boulanger, M. Ijjquerre intends to resign
and re-contest his seat in the chamber of
deputies, to which he was elected aa an
advanced Boulangist and an intimate per
sonal friend of tbe general.
The King; Fired the Flrat Shot.
Rome, May 6. The king and queen aa
well as all the members of the cabinet at
tended the ojiening ceremonies of the in
ternational rifle contests here. Twenty
thousand riflemen are present to represent
the provinces of Italy. The king fired the
live opening shots.
Hought a Chamber of Horror.
London, May 6. An English syndicate
has purchased tbe ancient chamber of tor
ture at Nuremberg,- Germany, together
with all its implements and appliances still
in existence. The purchase is made for
The Eng-llah Budget.
Iain Hon, May 5. In the bouse of com
mons last evening the budget passed its
second reading under cloture by a vote of
197 to 115.
MARRIED AT MIDNIGHT
A Couple of Weddlng-a Rather Out of the
NCTi Yokk, May 6. A tall, well-dressed
young man, who appeared to be laboring
under considerable excltementfbnd a very
pretty young woman, stopped in front of
police headquarters in Iloboken at mid
night on Saturday night. The young
woman remained standing in front of the
building, and the young man stepped in
side aud asked Sergeant Kathjen if he
could direct him to some magistrate who
would perfofm a marriage ceremony.
Doorman lireen Volunteered to go and get
A Probable Elopement.
Tbe mayor arrived in ten minutes and
invited the couple into his office in the City
hall, where the ceremony was performed.
The young man aaid he was William C.
Althaus, Zt years old, of Reading, Pa. The
young woman said ahe waa Miss Nellie
Nixon, 80 years old, cf Philadelphia.
Sergt. Kathjen and Policeman Weihr
were witnesses. It is thought that the
The Oldest Couple ou Record.
Pakkeksiu'ho, W. Va., May 6. A re
markable wedding took place Saturday
bight near Iaurel Fork, in Boone county.
The contracting parties were James S.
Evall and Mrs. Amy Terrence. The groom,
who waa a widower, but had outlived his
children, was lot years old, aud the bride,
a widow, also without encumbrance, waa
83. The best man was 81 years old and the
bridesmaid 78. The bride and groom are
still quite sprightly for their age. The
affair was widely attended, and is the talk
of the entire state. The bride waa dressed
in a handsome silk gown, made aixty-four
years ago, on the occasion of her former
Allejjed Ilooulery'at Dee Moines.
Deb Moines, Ia., May 6. The Leader
makes startling charges against the man
agement of tbe city's finances by the pres
ent board of aldermen, and presents spa
clflo charges of at least four cases where
$4,812.25 havs been paid in warrants issued
by the council. This money, the paper al
legfee, was divided equally among Alder
men Laird, Tbope, Reynolds, Sheldon,
Drady, Smith, Hamner and Morris.
A Well-Known Editor's Almost
EX-LIEUT. GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS,
Andrew Shuman, Late Editor of Tbe
Chicago Journal, Gripped by the Hand
of Death on the Street He Kntera a
Cheap Lodging Houae and Without a
Friend at Hla Bedaide Diea There
Sketch of Bis Life.
Chicago, May J. Ex-Lieutenant Gov
ernor Andrew Shnman, president of The
Evening Journal company, died suddenly
at 11:10 o'clock last night in a cheap hotel
at 18 Quincy street. Dr. Swayne Wicker
sham, health commissioner and a lifetime
friend of the ex-lieutenant governor, says
death was caused by apoplexy, which had
long threatened tbe veteran journalist. Dr.
Wickersham was alnut the first person
on the scene who recognized tbe dead man.
He waa greatly shocked at the circum
stances and the place of his frieud'sdeath,
and made immediate arrangements forthe
transfer of the remains to Jordan's under
taking establishment, at 14 Madison atreot,
whither they were taken at midnight.
Taken 111 ou the Street.
Mr. Shuman had entered the hotel on
Quincy street only ten minutes before he
was fatally stricken. Quincy street is a
dark and uninviting street, and occupied
by cheap lodging houses and other places
of like character. It was 11 o'clock when
Mr. Shuman walked heavily up the dirty
stairway at 18 Quincy street. He was
breathing with difficulty when he reached
the office. Mrs. Ann M. Wheeler, w ho
keeps tbe rooms, was there alone. Mr.
Shuman said that he bad lieeu taken sud
denly ill, aud was too much worn out to
go home or to any of the hotels he patron
ized. He asked for a room, und after pay
ing 35 cents to Mrs. Wheeler he was shown
into room 5, immediately bar k of t he office.
Mrs. Wheeler returned to the oflicc, and
five minutes later was startled by noises
that came from room 5. She beard her
new guest gurgling and gasping for breath,
and ran to his assistance, but be was al
ready past assistance.
The Death Struggle.
Mrs. Wheeler ran to another room, when
she summoned her husband, B. (J. Wheel
er, and a Miss Belle Hoye. When they re
turned to Room 5 Mr. Shuman had
changed bis position and w as reclining on
his left side, and with his right band was
pulling at his collar. He was struggling
hard for breath. Mr. Wheeler tore oil the
dying man's collar, and Mrs.. Wheeler and
Miss Hoye chafed his arms and bathed his
head in cold water. A messenger had been
dispatched for a physician, but when be
returned five minutes later Mr. Shuman
The Dead Editor's Career.
Andrew Shuman, a native of Lancaster
county, Pennsylvania, was born Nov. S,
10. His father, a farmer in moderate
circumstances, died w hen Andrew was 7
years old, at which time be was adopted
by an uncle, who treated him in all re
spect. as his own son. At the age of 14 he
became an aiothecary's clerk, but only for
a few months. He next entered the office
of The Ianca.ster I'nion and Sentinel as
an apprentice, working thus until lni,
when he went to Auburn, N. V.. with his
employer, who lx-came proprietor of Tbe
Advertiser, at that time the local organ of
the Hon. William H. Seward.
A Self-Made Man.
After two or three newspaper ventures
on bis own account be, in lsTai, determined
to have a more complete education, and
entered upon a course of preparation T.r
college at an academic institute at Clin
ton, N. Y., aud in ISM, eutered Hamilton
college, paying his own expenses 1 y work
ing as a printer during vacations. In his
junior year be was urged by m. laical
friends of Governoi Seward to assume edi
torial management of The Syracuse Daily
Journal, and accepted the flattering oiler
in IS.2, editing that pajs-r with zeal and
ability for three aud a half years.
Ilia Connection with The Journal.
In lSSti he became assistant editor of The
Chicago Eveniug Journal, und in lst'.l,
when Charles L Wilson, editor and pro
prietor, accepted the position of secretary
of legation at Ixmlon, Andrew Shuman
became its managing editor, which posi
tion he tilled with the utmost ability until
his retirement two years ago.' The Even
ing Journal became the reflex of Andrew
Shuman's -well balanced" mind. Besides
the great amount of work demanded by
bis position, he contributed to the period
ical press, wrote several dramas, and de
livered numerous lej-tures. addresses, etj
He Kntera FollUcs.
In lsaio he was appointed by Governor
Oglesby a niemlier til the bourdof commis
sioners of the Illinois state penitentiary, a
position be filled with his usual ability
and efficiency, being secretary of that body
for four years. He was elected member of
the same board in 1S70 for a term of six
years, but resigned in 1S71, in order that be
might give his undi tided time to journal
Eleeted Lieutenant Governor.
In 1870 he was elected by the Republican
state convention for tic position of lieut
enant governor of Illinois, a position to
which bis large ejq-rieiicc and varied
talents enabled bini to do the highest
honors. After the close of his term be re
turned to the office of The Journal and de
voted himself assiduously to eiliittrml
duties until a year ago, when he retired
from active management of the paper, but
waa still president of The Journal com
pany. His last article was a warm eulogy
of his friend Senator ISeck, w hu b rppeared
in the pajie.-yesterd . -.
Hla Wld - and Child.
Mrs. Shun an has U-en ou invalid for
a number of years. She returned from
the east a week or so ago, where she hud
been taking treatment. During her ab
sence Governor Shuman occupied a suite
of rooms at the Windsor hotel. Since
Mrs. Shuman's return, however, be bad
gone home every evening until lust uight,
when he was detained iu the city on busi
ness. Governor Shuman hud but one
child, Mrs. Frank M. Elliott, of Evanston.
THE R.ijLWAY RATE QUESTION.
Meeting at Chicago In the Interest of a
Chicauo, May 6. Tbe presidents of all
the western roads interested iu tbe present
railroad war were represented either in
person or by letter stating that they were
in accord with any movement to advance
rates, at the meeting held here yesterday
afternoon. The situation was thoroughly
discussed. Much time was S)ent in con
sidering the reorganization of the Inter
state Commerce Railway association and
in discussing recommendations to be made
to the committee on reorganization. The
general sentiment developed was in favor
of an immediate advance in both freight
and passenger rates.
Prooeedlnfra In Coup-eaa.
Washington Citt, May C The senate
simply had the journal of Saturday read,
when it met yesterday, aud then, after a
brief and feeling reference to the death of
his colleague, Blackburn moved the usual
resolution providing for congressional par
ticipation in the funeral ceremonies.which
were adopted unanimously, and Black
burn, Harris, Vance, Keinia, Dawes, Ev
arts and Mandersou appointed a commit
tee to superintend the funeral. The sen
ate then adjourned.
In the house Chaplain MUburn ad
dressed to the Almighty a eulogy of the
late Senator Beck. The senate amend
ment to the customs administration bill
were non-concurred in aud a conference
ordered. The conference report ou tbe
Oklahoma town site bill was agreed to and
a few bills of no general interest passed.
Then Breckinridge took the floor an in
vitation having been received from the
senate for the house to attend Senator
Beck's funeral and offered resolutions ac
cepting the same, which were adopted, a
funeral committe appointed and the houae
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt, Kiause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
ST Which ar good Fitteis
1 hrrc Mru Uron :it it.
.N l"liS. Is. K, t'.il . M.h I, - V Kiat
containing mv fishermen ..q.-izd in ,B
Iihv Mini three of the nu-ii art in liyan.
tYn r.vm-y, and Will t';'riw were
(imwiiel. liii! ttlnr three c lin to tlie
'"at and wen- i ked up alter drifting five
t'rol,tlli KiMt'Urj I'oilltrr.
XtW York. May . Henry SuIe. one
of the i-idietvil aldermen f the tviard of
litM. relumed to the city y 'stv-!t:iv. It is
understood that tlie iudi -linen! against
him will not le pressed
Kiillow iuir ari' the jiiota1 ion- on the licard
oftrmle U-ila: WieatNi Mav ojwned
ainl t losei !J.V: June, tienel and cliisrd ..V:
.liiiy. ieiietl H-, i lo-eil ir . t orn No.
2 Mav. oi-eri.Kl ;'(;, i iiwl June.
iieiit-I 3 i-liis1 1 :4l-: .luly. o(M-neit ;t4U.
rl.isel . Hats N',. - May, opened 2VtiC.
rloe-l : .tune. oened -4i-vc. i loed X4uo;
July. encl , elosod .. l'ork May,
pnied Jill, rliwd $1X0: June., opened
$:l ;l. olo-ed $ 13.il"; July, openel 113 1. elided
J 34 . ljird -Juno, luel $uii, closed
Live ti k-l"nion Hiv. k yards prices wire
quoted as follows. I on- Market oper.ed
aelive an t Mron, w tU pri s at out steady;
lifht pradf. 4 .1'r.i 4.2T. ro;:;h liaekinc. $4.1 (g,
4.15; mu-d lots 4. ! 4.3. heavy io.'king an 1
-hi: pitiK lot. 4 1" i4..
Cattle Market quiet, iihout steady; beeves.
J3.fi 22.214.171.124. rows and mixed, ii. " i'-3 5l: sroik
rrs mid feed rs. 2." I l"i; c- rn-fd Texan.
S 3.1 t3.SU. S!.e -p W.-ak; 111 iV- low. r;
ninttims, SiiHi.: ;.ili). la'ulis. $"i.tTi.i;.iV
Irodti Butter finest i-reaniery, lft17c
per Hi; tin: st d.-iiry, 1-S'l V: pa kiny sto k,
5j8. Ktirs-Sirh tly fnU.llc jer doz. Poul
try On. ekena. l.Vc per lh; sp.-ine bl ken.
fx'.im i.fni r doz; turkeys. it-I;- per lb;
duika, llfil c; (rose $4tw ifi.' jierdoz. rota
toes on tra-k - Common and ruixd.2i2.ic per
hn; Pre- k"S.:t!' 4Uc- tier lu: Beauty of Hebron,
;rr4.V tier hu: l'urlianks, 4""3-V er Im. II 1
nois sweet potatoes, eoo.l to clioioe. fH.5 k.i3 To
1 er tb . A pi -lea- fair to i bo ce. $ (.0 ,l.5ii per
N'KW Yokk. May 5.
Wheat -No. 2 red winter. $1.03 rash: do
Jnne, Sl.l'Osc: do July. V'c. Corn- No. 2
mixed cash, 44'; do June. -ti ; do July;
4:ti;. Oats-Steady: No. 2 mi ed ash. 3.V:
do May. IC'V-; do J mm. Il'i.-. Uye yuiet
lint steady; western, M liifc. 1 urley-I'u-rhaiiited.
I jinl-llull: June, $ii.lW.
Uvr Stock: Catt le Market ilull for all offer
ing, and prieua fell ofT pic i Km It; Morest to
best ulcers, f4.li S.25 r,H,lt': bulls and drr
rows. Sl.il,i3i. Sheep and l,amhs-Sheep
ruled dull and shade a easier: lamb tirni: un
shorn sheep, lUTLj.tT.OJ V 1 o tt a; dipjieddo,
$..! .6j.Ii.i0; i.nshorn yearlings. i"..i'iJS5;
clipjicd do. 5C.0J t:.Ml. Hun-Mark-t a sha le
easier, li . e hogs, t4 3 kv 4.7o V lit 3 s.
Hay Upland prairie, $7 50.
Hjjt Tlmoinj fti fiite 50.
Hay Wild. r3 O.KjtH I) J.
Cord WoodSS 5 $4. 0.
A watchmaker ought not to feel run
down when his affairs are wound up.
Tata powder new varies. A laarre of pnrltr
tfsknerf h k ml hA aanmao.. u V"'
tha. Ui. ordinary klad.nd cannoT bTold'n
immfMMHnn with .ha Mnlt. -J . AH
weight alnni or or DhoaDlut tM.a. JliJr.
TIIE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of StnMey & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SECCUSTD ."VElsTTJE.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
F. C. HOPPE,
No. 180S Second avenue.
Has opened bis New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
wbere he would De pleased to see bis friends.
-J". w. jroisTES-
liealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
. OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Tbe hlgbec price paid for roods of anr kind. Will trade, aell or boy anything.
No. 1014 Second Avenue.
0". IMI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAHUFACTTJKEK OF CRACKERS AHD BISCUIT! -Ask
your Grocer for tbem. Tbej are best
r Specialties; The Chriety "0TSTKR"' and th Chrlaty "WATK."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largrst stock of Carpeting. Mattins scd
WEST OP CHICAGO.
A.. J. SMITH & SON,
1 And 127 Wert Third Street, Opp. Maaonie Temple, DAVENPORT.
Avenue. Dealer in-
The most delfriou in the tri-citica, made from pure cre u
and flavored with all the popular flavor. In aiij ju nt iv la
olt. Special attention paid to (uplying plcnica, I riva
panic, social, etc.
Rock Island, III.