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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1890.
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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Satuboat. Mat 10. 1890.
Farmer Crawford is now so well sat
isfied that he will be nominated for state
senator, that be is said to have been
beard bumming, "Little Annie Rooney,"
in bis late peregrinations over tbe county.
The Fort Byron Globe thinks there
publicans' only ebance to elect a sheriff is
to nominate Luther Fectsall. Probably
a good many republicans endorse the
Olobe't view of tbe matter, but we can
mention several who don't. For instance,
It. A. Donaldson. Wm. Atkinson and Ed.
St. Paul democrats made a sweeping
victory at tbe municipal election. The
Australian ballot system was in opera
tion for the first time, and its introduce
tion seems to have worked disastrously
to tbe republicans. No wonder the g. o.
p. pigeon-holed Hon. . W. Hurst's
election reform bill for this state.
George M. Hatnes, secretary of the
democratic state central committee, has
called a meeting of that organization at
the Palmer bouse, Chicago, Friday, May
16th, in accordance with the expressed
wish of a majority of that committee.
The object of the meeting is to elect a
chairman, and indications point to the
selection of Hon. Delos P. Phelps, of
Chairman Viston, of the democratic
county committee, has issued a call for
the county convention. The committee
very sensibly decided to hold two conven
tions one for the selection of delegates
and the otter to nominate county officers.
The first convention will be held May 29,
and the primaries Saturday, May 24. It
is particularly desirable that well at
tended caucuses be held in every town
ship and delegates appointed who will
not fail to attend the convention. It is
also important that good and reliable men
be chosen for committeemen in the vari
ous townships so that a thorough and ac
tive organization can be perfected.
We are twenty-five years from tbe war,
yet the pension tax is continually iocreas
ing, instead of decreasing, as wonld natur
ally be supposed to be tbe case on account
of tbe gradual demise of those entitled to
receive these favors from the government.
Tbe prcsrnt appropriation bill for this
purpose, already passed by the bouse,
calls for the unprecedented sum of 103,
000,000 and this is certain to be enormous
ly increased before tbe end of the session
la fact tbe bouse has already passed a bill
that, it is estimated, will call for an addi
tional expenditure of between forty and
fifty millions, making tbe pension charge
or the coming year $150,000,000. Mean
while, times are hard, business is dull, and
taxes are maintained at tbe war standard,
Is it not about time for the people to call
a bait upon this pension profligacy?
Speaker Reed exprt-saes the opinion that
both houses of tongress will be ready to
adjourn by July 4.
The coal miners of Streator and Dan
v I:?, Ills., have agreed with tlie operators
a l ! will go to work at once.
.-:n.ly Jones, colored, was hanged at
Birmingham. Ala., Friday for theaurder
Df a police officer two years ago.
The Pennsylvania Railway company Is
t torted to Lave made a cash contribution
of fJ75,000 to the Chicago World's fair
At the (tun mil oratorical competition for
tbe Boykton prize at Harvard, the prize
was captured by V. E. B. Dubois, a col
The propelltrt"' Allegan was shipped on
fl t car Friday from Holland. Mtch j to
Lt :e View, a few miles rst of Howard
Ui,-, miDie state. .
and Ohio at Maysville, Ky., have struck
and driven off other hands brought in to
take their pluces.
During a terrible thunderstorm which
raared at Paris, Friday, the Eiffel tower
waa struck by lightning six times. No
damage was done.
A. Texan named George Watson had his
tongue and palate removed in treating a
cancer, but he still retains power of
speech .sufficient to "cuss."
Negotiations are in progress between the
French government and the king of Daho
mey, looking to an exchange of prisoners
and a cetwation of hostilities. -
The construction of new railroads in the
United States since Jan. 1, lt90, amounts
to 1,100 miles. There have been 944 new
roads incorporated already this year.
A letter from the treasury rend in the
bouse Friday stated that the total number
of Chiuese who managed to get into the
United States lust year unlawfully was
Twenty-live business bouses and dwell
ings in Grove City, Mercer county, Pa.,
were burned Friday, at a loss of 130,000 to
$40,000. Incendiaries are suspected of
starting the fire.
At Washington Court House, O., an un
known yowng woman, after eating a meal
in a restaurVint, walked into the street and
t shot herself dead. Papers found upon her
suggest an unhappy love affair.
,. It is said at Denver that a member of the
j : British bouae of lords, accompanied by
I two Scotland Yard detectives, is there
looking uo the history of Victoria Wood-
bull, now the wife of a prominent English
man. A slick young man went to Jiath, Me., a
few days ago and appointed every physi
cian in the city medical examiners of an
alleged New York life insurance com
pony, charging each doctor a fee of 15.
Then he faded away.
" A bottle containing a card on which waa
written "Steam r Erin, Capt. McGinty, at
tbe bottom of the sea" was picked tip on
the English coast, and Lloyd's Weekly
ptewspajier, of Loudon, prints it in all serf
ousnesH as being a genuine message from
tbe ill-fated ship.
The Latest By Wire.
Chicago, May 10. Edward Hill, who
killed Peter O'Neill, in a Halatead street
saloon last December, was today acquit
ted on the ground of self-defense.
A HEAVY RAIN FALL.
Chicago, May 10. A heavy rain fall
occurred last night, reaching a depth of
two 1 nones.
A PRESENT FOB BLAINE.
New Yoke, May 10. Tiffany & Co
are making a magnincent sliver cup
which baa been ordered by the ran
American congress for presentation to
A FBOMtNENT DEATH.
Brooklyn. May 10. The father of
William Iioegan, vicar general of Brook-
lyn, died this morning of pneumonia.
GILBERT AND SULLIVAX FAHT COMPANY.
London, May 10. Musical circles are
much interested today by the announce
ment that Gilbert and Sullivan the famous
opera constructors, have definitely parted.
Some Sections That It Doesn't
Seem to Illuminate.
A DAY'S BLACK EEOOED OF CRIME.
Outrage on a Citizen at Lauren. 8. C.
Tragedy by Which a Man and His Wife
Lose Their Lives The Insane Homicide
and the Worthless Wlielp Get in Their
Bloody Work Apparent , Villainy la
the Leaphart Case Louisiana Civilisa
August A, Ga., May 10. Mr. G. F. Rich,
a Boston drummer, who has been travel
ing south for ten years selling a patent
iron for glossing launderied linen, is the
victim of a terrible lashing with switches.
Mr. Rich went to Laurens, S. C, the first
part of the week, with the hope of making
some large sales of his machinery. The
principal users of Mr. Rich's article are
the negro washerwomen. In order to
reach them he has introduced a novel
style of advertising. In each town be
rents some church or public meeting
place, where he holds a meeting at night,
when the negroes are at liberty to attend,
and gives them a short talk on morality
A Lie, hnt Suppose He Ilil?
At Iaurens he engaged the Mount Pisga
colored IVesbs'terian church, which is in
the center of the town. Monday night
the temple was crowded to its full capac
ity and the entire audience was composed
of negroes, though whites were invited to
attend. Mr. Rich made his usual dis
course on moral subjects. The next morn
ing one of the negroes who attended the
meeting told some white citizens of Laur
ens that Rich was advising the negroes to
refuse to work on Sunday and strike for
higher wages. The informant was be
lieved, and the whites organized a mob
to give Mr. Rich an impressive admoni
tion. The "Impressive Admonition" Given.
On Tuesday night Mr. Rich was heard
again at the church, uninterrupted, by an
other large crowd. After the address and
while on his way to bis hotel, be was
stopped on the streets by the organized
crowd. The vigilantes are said not to have
been masked, and numbered about twenty.
Each man was armed with a switch, and
as Mr. Rich was about to pass them they
called him to a halt, and without hesita
tion commenced dealing blows on the de
fenseless man with their switches. Mr,
Rich was unmercifully thrashed, so much
so that Wednesday he was unable to leave
his bed. r
KILLED A MAN AND HIS WIFE.
Tragical Result of a Quarrel About a
Rochester, N., N., May 10. At about 7
o'clock last evening Detective Lynch shot
and killed two of his neighbors Sum uel
Stoddard and wife. Stoddard was a hard
customer. Lynch accused him of backing
his (Lynch 's) back fence with an ax.
Stoddard, who was drunk, became abusive
and called Lynch bard names. The latter
took hold of Stoddard, who attempted to
bit Lynch with an ax which be had in bis
hands, whereupon Lynch drew a revolver
and fired. Mrs. Stoddard was standing
just behind her husband and the bullet
struck her, killing her instantly. A sec
ond shot killed Stoddard. Lynch then
surrendered himself to the authorities.
He claims that he acted in self-defenoe.
Let No Guilty Man Bscape.
Columbia, S. C, May 10. The develoo
ments in the leaphart murder and lynch
ing case are very startling. It has been
fofrnd that the affidavit and letters that
were filed in the governor's office, and
npon which Leaphart was respited, are
forgeries. J. T. Oraham, who was Leap-
hart's lawyer, and W. J. Miller, notary
public, were arrested Thursday night,
charged with being connected with the
forgeries. Action has also been taken
against the men who lynched Leaphart,
and three of them have been arrested on
the charge of murder. Their names are
S. C. Caughuran, Richard ooks, and D.
Pearce Taylor. The attorney general is
personally attending to this matter and
will do all in his power to bring the lynch
ers to justice.
A Lovely State of Affair.
Xew Orleans, May 10. The Tirr.cs
Democrat's Brook Haven spec-wi "says:
The ten men arrested in Lawrence for
beating the old negro Jere Bass and mur
dering his son, were placed on preliminary
trial T""""si J The witnesses relied on
to convict wra were so terrorized as to be
afraid to testify, and the conviction fell to
the ground, though there is hardly any
doubt of the guilt of the accused. A pri
vate letter states that the best citizens in
the vicinity of where the crime was com
mitted are afraid to take active steps to
bring the guilty parties to justice for fear
of assassination or having their property
burned. A reign of terror prevails.
The Woman Who Shot Rich.
Banoor, Me., May 10. A special to The
Commercial from Frankfort says that
Lyda Mason, who shot Percy Rich there
Thursday, left town in a carriage some
time during Thursday night, no effort be
ing made to detain her. It is thought she
drove to Brooks and took the morning
train for Boston. Reports from Rich's
home state that his condition is serious.
The Worthless Miscreant Again.
Ocray, Colo., May 10. John M. Win
stead, a dissolute fellow, whose wife had
supported the family by keeping a restau
raut, shot his wife dead yesterday because
she had no money to give him for drink.
He then committed suicide. The tragedy
was witnessed by a 12-year-old son, who is
left destitute. Mrs. Winstead formerly
lived in Marshalltown, la.
Four Moonshiners Captured.
ROASOKE, Ya., May 10. A special to
The Herald, dated Taswell Court House,
says: Deputy Marshal John D. Daily baa
captured four desperate moonshiners on
Cove creek, in that county. Their names
are Underwood, leader of tbe gang; Bob
Taylor, George Taylor, and Bib Taylor.
They are all in Taswell jail.
The Insane Sfardar Item.
Mazeppa, Minn., May 10. A triple
tragedy occurred here yesterday, the prin
cipal of which waa Constantino Schoeffer,
a' farmer living at Chaster. The particu
lars are meagre, but it is known that he
killed his wife and child, after which be
ended his own Ufa Temporary insanity is
the supposed cause.
That Rascal Pep Captured.
. Dulxth, Mlqn Maj 10. W. H. Pope,
the defaulting batik ' MJJor of Louisville,
Ky., was captured near here yesterday by
Detective Crawford on board the boat
Dixon, bound for Canada. Pope waa teller
of the Louisville City National bank.
Early in March be absconded with about
rlO.000 of the bank's funds.
Guilty of a Horrible Crime.
New Haven, Conn., May 10. Frank S.
Hunt, a railroad employe, was arrested
here yesterday on a charge of incest wTth
his ly-year-old daughter. Tire evidence
submitted Laowed this to be an aggra
vated and frequent occurring case, the
girl and her mother being silenced through
Archer, the Thief, Indicted.
Annapolis, Md., May 10. Ex-State
Treasurer Stephenson Archer was yester
day indicted by tha Anna Arundel grand
jury. The indictment covers ten pages.
It is for malfeasance and contains four
counts. . -
TEMPERANCE IN THE ARMY.
Remarks on a Proposition to Shut Off tha
"Washington Cmr, May 10. During
tbe consideration of the army appropria
tion bill in the senate yesterday Fry
said, speakingto the an .endment offered I
by Hale of Maine, probi itinj the Bale of
state oi Maine naa a very aeep reeling on
the question. . The peop le of that state
tried to enforce the proh bitory liquor law
and did enforce it very will; but if the sale
of liquors was authorized at the one mili
tary post there, it would have a very baa
effect. A recent decision of the supreme
court had excited that st te very greatly,
and had a tendency to destroy the pro
hibitory law, if it did not actually de
stroy it. If the United S sates opened tbe
loors by that decision to icn violation oi
the prohibitory law, and Dhen, in addition
to that, authorized liquors to be sold on its
premises, the state of Me ine might just as
well give up the prohibitory law and let
A Fling at Arm; Officers.
Replying to suggestion that the canteen
system was a remedy for tbe liquor evil in
the army and that the or icers couia man
regulations that would reduce the trouble
to a minimum, Paddock iid that liquors
would be sold to the canteens from the
commissary department; that the soldiers
wonld thus have liquorw much cheaper
than ordinary citizens could get them, and
that, therefore, larger quantities would be
consumed. As to office! 9 making rules
and regulations for the ntrol of the can
teens, he said that orfiorsof the army
were not able to make ru lea for their own
sobriety, and that nowhere was intemper
ance so conspicuous as a'', the army posts
on the frontier. Blair Sd that usually
the officers of the army v ere more in need
or prohibitory restraint 1 han the soldiers
THE MADSTONE FAILED.
Dr?.llYl Iath of an Illinois Man Win
LEWIST0N-, Ills., May 10. -James Bevard,
a well-known cit izen of Smithfleld, near
this place, when bitten so ne years ago by
a supposed rabid dog, immediately went
to Denver, in Hancock county, and ap
plied a madstone to the wound. This
stone, owned by T. M. Orton, came from
Louisiana, where it was in the possession
of a negress, who had erred bites from
snakes and mad dogs t', it.
Bevard Bitten 4gain.
Some days ago a huge 'lound went mad
near Cuba, Ills., and nn through the
county biting cattle and horses. Before
its career was ended it had bitten James
Bevard and two other perons near Smith
field. Bevard and the other two victims
went immediately to Denver, in Hancock
county, and applied the mad stone. It ad
hered tenaciously in each case, and stuck
firmly to Bevard's bite on each of several
applications. The men returned home
satisfied that the danger van past.
Took Necenary Fr4kmitioiiH.
Bevard, however, on account of his
former experience, decided to protect his
family and friends agaiiist any possible
evil results, and chained himself iiy his
hands and feet, so that in case he went
mad he could injure no one. H in friends
were inclined to ridicule his precautions,
but he remained firm. Two days ao
Bevard beitan to show evi lences of hydro
phobia. His friends and family became
alarmed, and in his last sane moments
Bevard Iwgtfed that he mi ht be more se
curely guarded, so that uo harm might
come to his loved ones.
His Terrible Snftertii(t.
The man's suffrinits Wcame terrible,
ne raved constantly about hordes of dotjs
that were jumping at him with open jaws,
dripping with foam. The sight of water
threw the sufferer into hoi rible spasms.
Then came intervals f barking and
yelping like a dog, and napping at any
thing in sight. Death relieved Bevard
Thursday evening. The otht r two men
are in an agony of fear. . Tbe authorities
have passed an order that all dogs in the
township must he extern dnated. Terror
and excitement prevail in this county over
the affair, and no one knows how many
dogs and other animals h.tve been bitten?
DOES LOOK A L1T L6. THAT WAY.
A Small but I OXarranted Piere of Bespot-
JUWa'at Stamford Coun.
Stamford, Conn., May 10. For five
y-fiars the Yale and Towne Manufacturing
company has had a contra .-t with the local
Ice dealer to furnish ice for drinking water
throughout their works, for which they
have deducted 10 cents a n onth from-"
employes during tbe.sumD' '""d winter,
siUuutrf"-s the men whether they
want ice or not. Wednesdiy a notice was
posted that on account of t be high price of
ice they would deduct from each employe
15 cents for April and Mi y and 20 cents
after June 1.
Must Brink Ice Water Willy-Mlly.
The men of one of the departments, num
bering about forty, decided that they could
do without ice at that prise and notified
Mr. Ricker, tbe paymaster, to that elTect.
He politely informed tlem that they
would have to use the ice and pay for it,
whether they wanted to or not. There are
about 800 persons on the p y-roll and they
think the company has no right to force
ice on them when they don't want to
' Base Ball Record.
CHICAGO, May 10. The disparity in at
tendance at the grounds of the League and
Brotherhood base ball ag jregations was
exceedingly great yesterday. At New
York there were but 4ol witnesses of the
League game, while at tie Brotherhood
game there were 13,231. The total attend
ance at all games played w is respectively
8,7fi7 and 1A,UU. The day's scores were as
League: At Xew York -New York 10,
Boston 3; at Philadelphi t Brooklyn 1,
Philadelphia 0; at Cincinnati Cincinnati
10, Pittsburg 5; Chicago-Cleveland game
Brotherhood: At Nev York New
York 2, Boston 4; at Philadelphia Phila
delphia 5, Brooklyn ?; rain at Chicago and
American: At Syracuse Syracuse 4,
Rochester 7; at Brooklyn Brooklyn 2,
Athletic 4; rain at Toledo iiiid Columbus.
The Chicago Sti ikes.
Chicago, May 10. Although the car
penters have settled with the new bosses
the old association holds ut and the late
strikers have appointed pickets to watch
for non-union carpenters and "persuade"
them not to work for the old association,
which has advertised fot bands. The
fight will probably run alo lg all summer.
The malleable iron molde -s are still out
and no negotiations are going on. The
eating bouse waiters are naking a fight
against Kinsley's restaurant. Otherwise
everything is quiet here.
Three Thousand Mini m Strike.
Elm lit A, N. Y., May 10. Three thousand
miners are on a strike in tiie semi-bitumi
nous coal fields of Tioga county. The
1,000 miners at Antrim w;nt on a strike
Thursday night. The miners ask for a
restoration of their pay jo that a year
ago current in April, amou iting to from 5
to 10 per cent, all round.
One Mora Unfortunate.
Oswego, N. Y., May 10. Mice J. Brown,
88 years old, unmarried a id a stranger
here, died Thursday night 1 a child birth,
She had been a school teacher in Kentucky,
and left a pathetic letter addressed to
"Papa, Earnest and others," and directed
tOaUias Liazle Brown, 100 West Embargo
Street, Rome, N. Y.
Lom of Life at Lonfrn Polnte.
Montreal, May 10. The state of affairs
at Longue I'ointe has changed little and
as the patients are nearly all tempora
rily provided for the intet est in the af
fairs of the asylum is on tin - decrease. The
total number of lost is ni w declared to
have been only twenty one, of whom five
Suit Against a Life Insur ace Company.
Habrisburq, Pa., May 10. A writ of
qna warranto boa been issu td, returnable
May 19, requiring the American Life Lv
tftiMUica company te show cause why iu
bfl-Iness'a-ould not be olose 4.
Her Little Deal with a fainter
- of Portraits.
3HE SEEMS TO BE A TETTLE "NEAK"
No Money in Art Work for Her Majesty
Bismarck Threatened with a Dose of
of HIi Own Medicine y The King of
Dahomey's Reception of Cnsuccess
ful Soldiers Caprlvi Disgusted with
His Job Whitclaw Reld Does Himself
Proud Foreign Notes.
Losdon, May 10. Another example of
the niggardliness of her majesty the queen
Is furnished in her deals with the painter,
Lockhart, who has just finished a picture,
executed to her majesty's order, represent
ing the scene in Westminster Abbey on
the occasion of the queen's jubilee. The
picture contains 387 portraits and repre
sents three years' labor. Tbe completion
of the work involved several montha'
travel on the continent in order to obtain
likenesses and also compelled the artist to
hire a town bouse in which to obtain sit
tings from members of the royal family
and other personages whose portraits
could not be otherwise procured.
Not Appreciative of Talent.
The total expense to Mr. Ixckhart has
been many thousands of pounds to say
nothing of his compulsory rejection of
other work while engaged in this commis
sion, yet the queen has ordered tbe pay
ment to him of the paltry sum of 1,000
pounds in full settlement of all obliga
tions. For the sake of appearances, if
from no higher motive, it is probable that
some interested person will see to it that
the painter is not left to mourn the loss of
a large sum of money through his efforts
to gratify the vanity of a whimsical and
penurious old lady.
A PLEASANT SORT OF KING.
He of Dahomey and His Reception to De
tested Soldiers. .
IjONDON'.May 10. The latest advices from I
Africa represent the King of Dahomey
as very tired of his war against the French.
He bad expected to overwholm the small
French garrison on the coast at one blow,
and either capture them or drive them
into the sea, and, when his troops returned
discomtittcd from the defense of Kotonou
he was so enraged that he promptly be
hende i the general iu command and fol
lowed up the act with a slaughter of sev
eral more of his officers next day.
Didn't Work Just Right.
This severity, however, had a contrary
effect to what he expected and many of bis
troops deserted, some seeking refuge with
in the French lines. The bombardment of
Whydah has added to the disgust of the
Dahomnns, who had been accustomed to
regard their monarch as invincible and
almost divine, and the king is said to be in
some fear of an outbreak among bis sub
jects. KAISER BILLY WROTH AT BISMARCK.
He Will Administer to the Ex-Chancellor
Sonic RiKtnarck Medicine,
Itsnox, May 10. The announcement
that Prince Bismarck is about to make
public the complete story of his dismissal
from the chancellorship, together with the
evetts which led up to it, has greatly en
raged the emperor. In order to prevent
any such outburst on the part of the ex-ex-chancellor
the emperor has sent a per
sonal letter reminding the prince that he
is liable to severe punishment, under an
amendment to the penal code of his own
making, if he makes public or causes to
be published any knowledge regarding
state matters ined by him during jj
official life. -
Whitclaw Lays Himself Out.
I)vixv, May 10. A dispatch from Paris
to The Telegraph says that the reception
given by United Statos Minister Whitelaw
Keid. at the American legation, Thursday
evening was the most brilliant affair of
the kind held by the legation for twenty
years. Upwards of 1,000 guests were
present, including many notables. It is
doubtful, the despatch says. that. a
je.vjH .ww bfo.o DvKu- in a Paris
The M'ork Too Dirty for CaprlvL
London-, May 10. It is stated in Berlin
that Gen. von Caprivi, the new German
chancellor, has become so thoroughly dis
gusted at the knowledge be has obtained
of the devious and questionable methods
necessary to strict conformity to the for
eign policy of Germany that he will short
ly retire from ministerial life. It is as
serted that he has already intimated this
intention to the emperor.
German Classes and Masses.
Loxpon, Vay 10. Reliable Berlin cor
respondence states that, while the emperor
is winning favor with the working classes,
the aristocracy are ranging themselves on
tbe side of Prince Bismarck, and that some
proposition to do special honors to that
statesman are prompted by a desire to re
flect UH)n the sovereign who virtually de
Stealing the Czar's Homo.
St. Petersburg, May 10. A sensation
has been caused in military circles by tbe
discovery That a large quant ity of bombs
have been stolen from tbe magazines at
Sebastopol. Evidence is abundant that
the abst raction of munitions has been sys
tematically carried on and has extended
over several months. Nearly all of the
employes at the arsenal have been ar
rested. A (iladntonlan Elected.
London, May 10. The parliamentary
election which took place at Bristol,
yesterday resulted in the return of Mr.
Weston (Gladstoniau) by a vote of 4,775 to
1.900 for Iuskip (Conservative). The issue
was not home rule nor land purchase, but
sugar bounties. The election went against
A Trencut for O'Brien's Bride.
Londox, May 10. A movement is op
foot among the women of Ireland, headed
by the wife of the lord mayor of Dublin,
to present a beautiful and oostly wedding
gift to the bride of William O'Brien, M.
P., on the occasion of bis marriage to Mile.
Raffalovitch in Juno.
Ia a gwamp tp to HI Neck.
Buffalo, May 10. Henry P. Tbair,
aged 60 years, left bis borne last Sunday
morning with his mind unbalanced by
illness. The police were notified, but
were unable to discover him. Thursday a
farmer near Hamburg found Mr. Thair in
his swamp, his body engulfed In a quag'
mire and only t he head remaining above
tbe surface. Mr. Thair was pulled out
with considerable difficulty and brought
to his home. .
Tile-Makers Want Fonr Dollars.
New York, May 10. The tile-makers
struck May 1 for C4 per day Instead of
$3.90. A dozeu of the leading employers
met yesterday and offered the men $3.75
per day. This waa positively rejected by
the men. The employers say they cannot
afford to pay more, and will make no
A Pan-American Present to Blaine.
New York, May 10. Tiffany & Co. have
been commissioned by the delegates from
South and Central America and Mexico to
the recent Pan-American conference to
make a solid silver "Loving Cup" of artis
tic design, for presentation to Secretary
Blaine as a mark of the personal esteem of
Bought a Telegraph Line Cheap. .
Nsw York, May 10. Auctioneers yes
terday sold tbe righ , title, property and
effects of the Comme-cial Telegram com
pany, of this city, for the receiver, Will
lam Baker. C. E. Marritt was tbe pur
chaser. The price paid was P.aou.
Their Influence at the Ann Ar
IT BODES ILL FOR THE FEESHMEK.
"None. but the Brave Deserve the Fair"
Is the Motto and It Works Like a
Charm Latest Case of Hasina; A
Freshman Tcastmaater Who Didn't
Make Connection with the Banquet,
and Host It Happened.
Axn Arbor, Mich., May 10. Several
soores of University of Michigan fresh
man, each with a blushing maiden on bis
arm, met for their first annual spread
Taursday night and went through the
f jrros of a "freshman banquet" without a
toast master. If a freshman banquet ever
gets through without some outside dis
ta 'bance tbe girls in the sophomore class
don't speak to then fellow sufferers of tbe
male persuasion for at least a year to
come. So, to avoid the dread disgrace of
b-ing "cut" by their "co-ed" classmates,
t le sophomore boys usually try to make
flings lively at the freshman banquet,
and do it all from the outside.
Soma of the Prauks They Play.
Sometimes they throw cats through the
windows; sometimes they tap a gaspipe
and turn out the lights, and at still other
limes they catch the freshmen class offi
cers and roll them in the "cat bole."
Freshmen never do learn anything except
through tough experience and they fall
victims to any tricks the sophomores can
devise. Thursday afternoon while Frank
J. Evens, the toastmaster for the fresh
man spread, was screwing the studs in his
dress shirt a party of five sophomores
showed up before his win-iow.
Abduction of the Toast master.
One of these wily sophomores thrust his
fingers in his mouth and gave a shrill
whistle. With true freshman curiosity
Mr. Evens poked out his head to see what
was going on. Then the wily sophomores
made pretty faces and beckoned to Mr.
Evens to come out. In a moment out be
came, and, although he begged to be ex
cused because of an important engagement
at the freshman banquet, the wily -sophs"
pinioned his weak arms to bis side and
tossed him into ararriage.
Frenhinen on the Trail.
Then the cruel sophomores piled in af
ter him and, the driver knowing bis busi
ness thoroughly the whole load started
like mad for the Saline turnpike. It didn't
t ike long for the news of this departure to
spread among the rest of the freshmen,
and so n a desperate party of lieardlesa
underclassiuen was on the road in hot
pursuit. Trtey went on bicycles, horseback
and in wagons, but the wily sophomores
had a good fair start. They got as far as
Moorville, a cheese factory town, sixteen
miles from Ann Arbor, before the advance
guard of the pursuing freshmen overtook
them. They got even farther than this, in
fact, for they tutked Freshman Evens
away in bed and had his clothing securely
bidden in the recesses of the rickety old
The Prisoner Liberated, But
The freshman party soon came np, sur
rounded the hot( and the sophomores
and demanded the prisoner. By this time
the banquet waa in full progress and the
toastmaster was sixteen miles away with
out a stitch to conceal his infant form
His fellow-classmen borrowed enough
blankets to keep him warm ou tbe way
back, and the tired, jaded-looking party
reached Ann Arbor at daylight yesterday
morning. Other scouting narlii-.usu
from Dexter, Whitmore-Hnd Ypsilanti at
uuui vub Miyietraie and the rresnman
spreajLas-tTrdly a howling success.
THE LANGUAGE QUESTION. !
Claims Made by Indianapolis Teutons as
to Geiman In the Schools.
Indianapolis, May 10. The meeting to
protest against the discontinuance of the
teaching of their language in the public
schools was attended by 600 or 700 repre
sentative German citizens, many of them
among tbe heaviest taxpayers in the city."
In an address to the public in general and
-local . scrv - bvHtrd in paruc"nli
adopted by tbe meet ing, they set out many
reasons why the proposed policy should
not be carried out. They say that the
Germans of the city pay 40 jier cent, of the
taxes collected, and declare that it is a
weak argument to say that Indianapolis
canuot afford to provide German instruc
tion when the language is spoken by mill
ions of people and has lecome so necessary
Would Retard Assimilation.
In conclusion the address says: "It is
natural that the German parents should
prefer to speak at home the language in
which they are wont to express their best
thoughts and holiest feelings. It is equally
clear that they should wish their children
to understand them in order that they
may exercise the proper parental influence.
The population of the United Ststes is a
heterogeneous one, and the assimilation of
the various elements comprising it cannot
be accomplished except by a slow and
gradual process. The liest and only
means to this end are the public schools.
There are potent reasons why the German
should wish his children to be instructed
in bis mother tongue, and if he cannot
have this done in the public school he will
send them to a private school. Thus the
processof assimilation will be disturlied."
Trouble at Tann, Ills.
Tana, Ills.,, May 10. Friday morniug
Sheriff Michaels, assisted by the city mar
shal, arrested Joe Galitski and Louis Rice,
w io had severely beaten a young man
named Watson with clulw for worklug at
the Pana mine while the strike was in
progress. While the officers were making
the arrest another striker, Frank Stanke
Vitz, attempted to hit the sheriff with a
olub, aud be was also arrested. The three
men were taken to Taylorville and put in
Jail. The situation is more quiet. Several
men were worklug in each mine Friday,
and it is exjn-cted all will be in full opera
tion by Monday next.
Aa E-Prlciit M twine.
MONTREAL, May 10. Rev. Louis Martin,
aa ex-Roman Catholic priest, but now a
Methodist miuister, has disappeared from
bis home here and his family are unable
te get any trace of his whereabouts. By
some it is believed that he has cither lieeu
Abducted or that he has been prevailed
npon to leave his home and family and
return to Rome and there renounce bis
new faith and once more promise allegi
ance to the holy father.
Later. Archbishop Fabra issues a
statement that the missing ex-priest, Mar
tin, has repented and U now in retirement
John Sage Found Guilty.
Marion, Ind., May 10. The case of John
Sage, charged with murder in the first de
gree for killing bis divorced wife's son was
riven to the iurv at 11:30 Fridnv mnrninir
Early in the afternoon the jury returned a
veraict or gunity as charged, and Sage's
punishment was fixed at imprisonment
for life. A motion for a new trial was en
Bombarded with Tin-Piste Oratory.
Baltimore, May 10. The members of
the National Canned Goods association
went to Washington yesterday, and dur
ing the duy aimed a generous amount of
JllfmltATlftA anil ninanl at 1ia
means committee in opposition to the pro-
pvsea increase oi me amy on un-piate.
Ha Claim tha Earth.
Pall River, Mass., May 10. Edmund
Rowland, of Little Compton, B. L, who
has recently become possessed of a large
amount of property at Little Harbor has
laid claim to the entire beach, which has
hitherto been free and is the source of the
the village' attractiveness as a summer
resort. Ue has fenced the beach in and
numeroos lawsuits will doubtleas result.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
-A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
tiPVVhich are good Fitters
The ConffreiiHlonal Record.
Wash ixc. tos City, May 10. The senate
yestvnlay took up the pension appropria
tion bill, amended it by providing for two
additional pension agents and passed it.
The military academy bill was then put
through with little debate and the army
appropriation taken up. Hale moved an
amendment prohibiting Jhe sale of intoxi
cant xt military posts and Cockrell moved
to amend the amendment by striking out
beer and wine. Owing to lack of a quorum
on the vol no action was taken and the
senate then adjourned.
The house passed the bill pensioning
Mrs. Delia l'amell, mother of Charles
Stewart Parnell, with an amendment cut
ting the pension from S100 per month to
tM. Mrs Parnell is the daughter of Ad
miral Stewart, deceased, of the U. S. navy.
A bill raising the pension of the widow of
Brig. Gen. Ayres to $75 permonlh was
passed, and in committee the tariff debate
was resumed and continued till 5 p. m.,
when a recess was taken to 8 p. m., and
tariff debate continued until 11 o'clock
when tbe house adjourned.
He Tells a Remarkable Story.
DECATUR, Ills., May 10. M. G. Patter
son, a well-known architect here, who
mysteriously disappeared last December,
has been found at Salt Lake. He Bays
that while on his way to Bloomington to
attend to some business be wa sand
bagged and robbed of $1,500. When he
regained consciousness he was in a Chi
cago boarding house. He aain lost bis
mind, and w hen next conscious, was in a
hospital at H.nli fax, X. S. He communi
cated with friends iu Decatur, who took
him to Salt Lake for his health. He is
Six New National 1 tan kit.
Washington City, May 10. The follow
ing named Xatiouu.1 banks have been
authorized to commence business: First
Xatiousl bank, of Huiley, Wis., capital
JfTiO.tXiO; Geruum National bank, of Kipon,
Wis., capital KU0; First National batik,
of Big Springs, Tex., capital Mt00: Conti
nental National bank, of Memphis, Tenn.,
capital $l,tXHI,000; Austin National bank,
Austiu, Tex., capital fl.Vi.Ovio; Provident
Natioual bank, of Waco, Tex., capital
Judgment for tbe Standard OIL
New York, May' 10. The general term
of the supreme court has reversed the
judgment of the special term In equity
that George Hice was entitled to the rights
of a shareholder in the Standard Oil trust
because of his having become possessed by
purchase of certain trust certificates.
(ieurirla Temperance People. ;
Atlanta, Ga., May 10. The Georgia
Temperance association yesterday adopted
resolutions nrgiug the Georgia delegation
in congress to urge legislation which will
give to the states the right to control the
prohibition question for themselves re
gardless of inter tste commerce.
This powder never varies, marvel of -parity
tranirta and wfaolesomneaa. Mora eeooomica
taaa the ordinary kinds, and eaanot be sold In
compeatfoB wlta the mnltitada of low teat, short
weight alms or prnhoepaato powdara . Sold oiv
Saosaa. Borab Baaiaa FowDsa Co., 10S WsS
St K X
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stnbley & Co., a shipment of their
n n v nn
1622 SZEOOInTID ."VEIsTTJE.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUrrLIES
I a af Ml I ft ft n Tbe mwt delirious in the tri-ritie mad fmm
h I fjf Wm II I ' I nJ Osvored with all the popular flavor. In anr qu vl'.v in
I U U B C U M J m aiu. Special attention p.id to snpplying picnics, jr:r.r.
No. 326 Brady Street, Davenport,
HIS A CnOICE SELECTION OP
Woods delivered to all parts or tht three cities free of cbsrge.
E C. HOPPE,
No. 1803 Second avenue.
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 162G Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
rWAll kind of drinks aetl a Ale and Forter. 8ml tbe well lum .,.
onl, pl.ee la the clt, b. e yoe c get iu R.l bt LZ, tw u. M'
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
- 1706 Second Avenue.
cr. "w. to:et:es
Dealer la Sew and
Second Hand Goods-
The htghes orlee nald for goods of aav kind.
-x. im:. chbisty,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAiror actum or ci&cxui aid biscuits.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are best.
VBpoctaltla; Tha ChrUt, "QYgTH' and tba Chrtety "WATJA."
. . . , ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Avenue, Dealer in-
Rook Island, III.
Will lr.de, U or bay .nythln..
No. 1614 Serocd Avenue.