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THE BOCK lSLAKD ARGUS, TUESDAY, MAY 13, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
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Rock Island posloffle, this morning com
pleted footing op his record of matter
sent through the mails from the Rock Isl
and postoffice during last week, as re
quired by tbe postmaster general The
record pertained only to outgoing mat
ter and it is summarized as follows:
- First Class 13.524 pieces, weight 245
pounds and 1 ounce; amount in pos
taee. 233 9S.
Poeial Cards 20.093; weight. 10
pounds 5 ounces; amount. 92193.
Second Class By publisher, pound
rates 4.55S pfc-ces; weight, 2.6US pounds
amount, 928 03.
Second Class Traniient, 491 pieces;
weight, 84 pounds and 4 ounces; amount,
Third Clws Circulars. 21,726 pieces.
weieht. 767 pounds and 1 ounce; amount.
- Fourth Class Merchandise. 70 pieces.
weight, 27 pounds and 12 ounces;
amount. 94 45.
Books and photographs. 436 pieces.
weight. 212 pounds and 10 ounces; cost
Foreign Firstcl&ss, 168 pieces, weight
6 pounds and 10 ounces, amo'int, 19.14;
other foreign mstter. 257 pieces, weight
27 pounds and 1 ounce, amount, 2 92;
foreign postal cards, 3; amount, o cenis.
rnfeU-ffice official 359 pieces, weight
12 pounds; other official, 202 pieces. 23
pounds and 14 ounces.
Postage to collect, 44 pieces, weight 2
pounds and 14 ounces, amount 57 cents
Drop letters Firstclass, 1.149 pieces,
weieht 28 pounds and 13 outc?s, amount
$22 98; postal cards, 646; weight 3
pounds and 3 ounces, amount S6 46. pa
pers, 4t6 pieces, weignt 42 pounds ana
13 ounces, amount Si cents; cmciai mat
ter 14 pieces.
Special delivery. 4 pieces, amount 40
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JOXES OF NEVADA.
The Champion of Silver Talks
to the Senate.
A ETECKG PLEA FOB FREE COINAGE
Barr4 tot Prepare far leearatiaa
lay Kxereloea at the Caaaty
Cirrn isaaaaaeat- t'aanaitter, P-
At a regular meeting of John Buford
post. No. 243. G. A. R, to complete ar
rangements for the decorating the coun
ty monument, the following committee
was instructed to invite all civil and
military organizations to assist in the
ceremonies on memorial day: Comrades
E. H. Buck. J. M. Beardaley. W. J.
Jtinjon and F. C Hemenway. Ad
jutant J. Alex Montgomery was elected
marshal of the day, and he will appoint
bis aids in due time.
Thj post committee this morning de
cided upon sub-committees as follows:
Speaker F. C. Ilemenway, Gen. W.
Band ot music Capt. J. M. Beards
ley. Vocal music S. T. Bowlby.
Invitation E. II. Buck. Capt. J. M.
Beardsley, W. J. Rmsom.
Soliciting committee C. W. Hwes,
John J. Relmers, H. E. Casteel. Geo. E.
Bailey. Aid. C. E. Evans and J. W. Pot
ter. Tbe matter of procuring and arranging
floral offerings was delegated to Morris
camp. Sons of Veterans, to tbe Woman's
Relief corps of Baford post and to Supt.
Eemble and tbe teachers of tbe public
The programme of the exercises at the
national cemetery on tbe government isl
and was published in tbe Argcs at the
lime of the tn-city post committee meet
ing at the Harper last week.
Baford pct has been invited to par
ticipate in tbe exercisca of tbe unveiling
of the soldiers' monument at Sterling on
July 4th,and s committee was designated
last evening to arrange for the trip.
THE CIRCUIT COURT.
The 4raa4 Jary Rr port a a aabrraf
Trie Bill--.talBf Hretl, Adaai
A Id ay urn t. J. Utislaser ladietetf..
The grand jury, which has been out
jast a week, returned into tbe circuit
court this afternoon with the following
" true bills, others being suppressedfor ser
vice: Oscar Lindquist and Tbo. Dunning,
burglary of U. E. West's room in Bengs
Edward Ise alias Thatcher, forgery and
attempted forgery at the Rock Island
Noel Bradford, horse stealing.
Moses Witt, horse stealing.
Quincy McNeil, S. J. Geisinger and
Adam Alday, kidnapping.
Quincy McNeil and S. J. Geisinger
avoiding writ of habeas corpus.
Tbe most notable, perhaps, of these,
re tbe latter two, the charge in brief be
ing that Messrs. McNeil, Geisinger and
Alday kidnapped Alday's wife, and con
veyed her into Iowa to avoid service by
Illinois -officers, the irom an having been
insane, and L. B. 0NeiI. of Molioe, be
ing conservator, and Alday was anxious
to to take her to Minnesota contrary to
Conservator 0"NeiU' wishes.
Poaea Indiana Girea tha Craad Bluff by
Secretary Noble Debate In tha Bona
To Be Very Short and to tha Potat
What Leerh Kaowa of a Corner oa Sil
ver Got Back from Arkaaaaa Alive
Official Note, from the Capital.
Wafhingtos ClTT, May 13. The debate
os the silver question began in earnest in
the senate yesterday, Jones of Nevada
opening the campaign with a speech that
occupied three hours and still was not fin
ished. The speech was made in support of
the bill reported from tbe finance commit
tee. He began by referring to the fall of
prices of commodities, which he said had
fallen and continued to falL Such a phe
nomenon as a constant and progressive
fall in the general range of prices had al
ways exercised so baneful an influence on
the prosperity of mankind that it never
failed to excite attention. When a fall in
prices was found operating on the prod
ucts of all industries, when it was found
not to be confined to any one clime, coun
try, ot race, but to be diffused over the
civil-red world found not to be a charac
teristic of any one year, but to go on for a
series of years, it became manifest that it
could not arise from local, temporary or
subordinate causes, but that it must have
its genesis and development in some prin
cipal of universal application.
The Cause of the Trouble.
Wlat was it, he a.sked, that produced a
general decline of prices in any country?
It was a shrinkage in the volume of money
relativelv to the population and busineas.
The world hud never had a proper system
of moneT. Pro? rity and speculation had
been stimulate at times by great yields
from mines; and when these mines were
worked out. then came revulsion and ad
versity. He went on to speak of the na
tural ratio bftween gold and silver exist
ing for i5tX or 3,000 years a ratio of 15r
to 1 and said that it was only since the
legislative proscription of silver in Ger
many and the United States and its ban
ishment from the mints of Europe that
any material change in the ratio took
place, and that the present divergence in
the relative value of the two metals was
directly due to tbe legal outlawry of silver.
and not to any natural cause.
The Perfidious Man Who Lend.
It has always been the object of the cred
itors to enhance the value of mon-y by re
ducing its volume, so that when the gold
mines of t ahfornia and Australia were
producing the largest yield it was pro
posed to demonetize gold. The motive of
demonetization in the case of wvld, as well
as silver, was to aggrandize the creditor
class of the world, and to confiscate, so
far as practieaMe.the rewards of the hardy
toilers. The demonetization of silver by
Germany, after her war with France, be
said, indicted greater evils on her people
than her armies had inflicted on France,
and when that evil began to have ita ef
fect a veritable hegira of the German pop
ulation beg.in to take place.
Oar Onn Iemonetixation of Silver.
The dcmoneti7Jirion of silver bv the
United States in he regarded as one of
those historical bunders that were worse
tban crime. It was the child of ignorance
and avarice, and it had proved tbe proline
parent of enforced idleness, poverty, and
miaery. No better remedy could be ap
plied than the absolute reversal of that
legislation, and putting back the monetary
system of tbe country to what it was before
73. The value of both gold and silver
bad nsen witn relation to ail otner com
modities, the rise being relatively slight in
silver aDd ruinously great in gold.
Bigger the Quantity Greater the Value.
Jones said that m order that prices
might be kept from falling, the number of
dollars out should not be reduced in num
ber, for the purchasing power of each dol
lar depended on tbe whole number out
And the larger number out the greater the
value of each. To avt id too violent changes
In tee purchasing power of money, caused
by too great abundance or scarcity of it.
society for 3. 000 years has used the two
metals, gold and silver, so that their
mutual oscillations of yield from tbe
mines might serve to correct one another.
Should one of these be discarded and de
prived of the power of legal tender, all the
money-work of society would be thrown
oa the other, whose value would there-
fare greatly increase.
Creditors tVant Dear Money.
Jones dwelt with emphasis on the fact
that the creditors did not care which
metal was demonetized, provided money
was made scarce and dear. Germany and
Austria demonetized cold in 1S.P7, but fail
ing to secure the co-operation of England.
Germany in 1S70, elated with her victory
over France, and expecting to further
cripple that country, reversed her policy
and jnined England in discarding silver
and adopted the gold standard. Jones
warmly defended the silver miners from
the charge of selfishness in desiring the
remonetization of silver. The silver min
ers, he said, were as enduring, as eager, as
vigorous, as adventurous as the argonauts
of old. They bad never asked any favors
of the government, acd they asked none
now. Their calling was an honorable one
and needed no defense.
The JjBteat br Wire.
THE QUEKH TO EOltOB iTAJTUCT.
Londos, May 13. Queen Victoria has
-invited all tbe members of ber family to
be sent for, in order tbat Stanley may
dine with them at C ran bourne Tower, in
. :'; Windsor Park. After dinner tbe queen
gives over an hour to tbe account of
Stanley a recent explorations in Africa.
A FOKT CAPTURED.
Zanzibar, May 13. Major Wiasmann
bat bombarded Lindi, and taken posses
sion of tbe port.
Z. ' - IKON WORKERS RETTRSTSO.
Chicago. May 13. Tbe malleable iron
workers returned to work tbia morning
at the eld hours.
A crowd of striking waiters raised a
disturbance at Kinsley a this morning.
- but were dispersed by tbe police.
. Beaut rise L.aaeh.
Mr. Henry Scbmielan bas removed bis
. sample rooms to No. 2603 Holme avenue.
where he will have a grand opening Fri
day evening. May 16. at which time be
will have a big roast pig luncn. tie in
. vites bis friends and tbe public generally
to give nun a cau.
NO COMFORT FOR THE PON CAS.
They Most Lom the Revenue Now Re
ceived from Cattle Baroiu,
Washixgtox Orr, May 13. Several
members of the Ponca tribe of Indians in
tbe Indian territory bad a brief interview
with Secretary Noble yesterday. They
came here without asking permission of
the department, to urge the secretary not
to insist upon enforcing the recent order
directing the cattlemen to remove tbeir
herds from the territory on or before the
1st of October next. Tbe Indians based
tbeir plea npon the loss of revenue which
they would suffer when their lands were
no longer leased for grazing purposes.
The Cattle Men Knit Go.
The secretary, however, gave them no
comfort. On the contrary he vigorously
denounced the occupation of the lands by
outsiders as without the sanction of the
law and unjust to the farmers of the coun
try, who were obliged to compete with un
taxed cattle grazed on untaxed lands. He
ordered tbe Indians to return at once to
tbeir homes, and told them that the policy
of the government in regard to the occu
pation by cattle men of Indian land would
be rigidly carried out.
Gormaa Sncoeeda Beck.
Washisgto.v ClTT, May 13. The Dem
ocratic senators beld a caucus yesterday
morning to choose a successor to tbe
late Senator Beck as chairman of the cau
cus. There was only one name suggested
tbst of Senator Gorman and he was
declared the unanimous choloe of the cau
cus for chairman. No other business
Proceedinga la Congreee.
Wasbtsgtox Citt, May 13. A bill was
introduced in tbe senate, yesterday to con
firm the title of certain lands in Sault Ste.
Marie, Mich. The judiciary committee re
ported. berk the anti-trust bill with a mod'
location of tbe house amendment. Jonet
then took the floor, and spoke for three
hours on the silver question, and in favot
of free coinage. He had not concluded
when be yielded for an executive session,
after whlco the senate adjourned.
In the bouse a motion was adopted
limiting tbe general debate on
the tariff bill to one minute fot
each member on each proposition.
Anderson offered an amendment providing
tbat tbe president may suspend the duty
on anv article which is made the auoject
of trust manipulation. Upon a division
Tote tbe amendment was adopted witn
Democratic applause, but a vote by tellers
defeated it, Anderson and Owens TOttog
with the Democrats in favor f
Then the Republicans applau led. Several j
amenurueui-s were rrjecieu, jjio wrms m.
make the l.-.te on hich tbe bill shall gc
into effect Julv 1, 1U. McKi aley opposed
this and said the bill should i,-o into effect
as soon as possible. After some othei
amendments had been re ject id, and none
adopted, the bouse adjourned
The Clayton-Brecklnridsv Contest.
Washixgtox CfTT, May 13. Messrs.
Lacey, Bertren, and Maish, of the con
gressional committee that instigated
the Glayton-Breckinridge co itested elec
tion case, have returned to Washington
from Arkansas. The members are satis
fied that there is no foundatii n to the the
ory that Thomas Hooper was the assassin
of John XL Clayton. They itate that It
was clearly shown that Hooper was ill
near Los Angeles, Cal, when the assassin
ation was committed. Sevc-al threaten
ing letters were received by members ot
the committee during thei- stay in Ar
kansas. Aa Alleged Corner In Silver.
Washington Citt, May ia Mr. Leech,
the director of the mint, in an interview
with a representative of the United Press
about the published report t lat there wai
a corner in silver in this country, and that
in consequence he was' buying silvei
bullion abroad, said that he did not
know anything about a comer in silver,
but as to the government buying silver
and issuing certificates then for, that was
all nonsense, as there was no law author
izing such a course. Silver, iie said, is be
ing bonnht in Indon by private parties,
and stored. But little silver is being of
fered the government, and that at a prict
considerably above the market.
Comptroller Matthew's Bad Fort one.
Washington Citt, May la First Comp
troller of the Treasury Matthews, who ha
been on a visit to a sick grandchild iu
Pittsfield, Ills., returned tr Washington
City yesterday, and wassho ked to find s
message telling of the chil l's death. H
returned to Pittsfield last niht.
-Senator Edmnndl Able To Be Ont.
Washington Citt, May IS Senator Ed
munds, who has been ill for some time.
was present yesterday morning at tht
meeting of the commitlet on the ju
The Preidenf Trip to Cleveland.
Washington Citt. Mav 13 President
Harrison expects to go to Cleveland, t).
on the 3th iust., to attend the Garfielc
won miii-u l ceremonies there on that date
A CHICAGO VETERAN DEAD.
Gen. Jnlina White raes Away
Ripe Age of 74 Tears.
CniCAW, May 13. Gen. .Tulius White
one of Chicane's olde-t citizens, died at his
home in South Evanston yerterday morn
ing, aged 74 years. His dea ih was caused
by a complication of trouble affecting his
heart. Gen. White was re ently elected
commander of tbe Illinois department of
the Iyal Legion, but when ' lie committee
called to present him with tbe commission
he was too ill to receive its mem!ers. r-ii.
White was probably the most distinguished
citizen soWii-r who went to the war from
Chicago. He was conimetded by every
general he served under for valuable serv
ices, and also received a pt-rsonal note of
commendation frc.ro Secntary Stanton
for repulsing an attack of A-hby's cavalry
Sketch of HI Career.
Julius White was lrn in Cazenovis, N.
Y., Sept. , lMt'and he cane to Chicago
in lSTi. He lame prominent ia business
and political circles, and vas appointed
collector of customs for th port of Chi
cago by President Lincoln. 1 pon the
breaking out of the war h resigned his
position and raised a regimmt of infantry.
He served aa colonel of the Thirty-seventh
Illinois volunteers in Misso in under Gen
Fremont. At Pea Kidge, w ide command
ing a brigade, he was wounded, and was
made brigadier general in J lue. IsrVJ, and
assigned to the Army of irginia under
Gen. Pope. Later he had to come home
on account of sirknes, but ent back again
as soon as he git well and f night through
the war. being brevetted a major general
at its close. In he was appointed by
Gen. Grant minister resident to the Argen
tine Republic. On his returr. heensraged in
the insurance business in Chicago,
ONE SALOON IS TOO MANY.
Center of Labor Interest
LIVELY IXCITraT AT HISLETS
How George Taa Bnrea, etc., Phipps As
tonished a Cenple of Britons and Made
Thins Interetaiag Some So nth Hal
ated Vernacular ia a Fashionable Kea
tanrant A Brief hut Notable Career.
Ceicago, May 13. The strike of the
waiters at hotels, restaurants, etc., in this
city, is the principal event in labor circles
just now. Tbe caterers to the public
palate are having a monkey and parrot
time, and the fight is going gaily on.
Yesterday the waiters scored two points
and lost one. President' Pomeroy, of tha
Culinary alliance, and tbe executive com
mittee started out early in tha morning
and paraded the streets most of the fore
noon. II. II. KohLsaat s Clark street lunch
room was paid another visit, but the pro
prietor was out of tbe city and will not be
back before Wednesday. At the Troy"
restaurant, 113 Randolph street, and the
"Brighton," on Clark street, the committee
met no opposition. The demands of the
men were granted immediately and the
agreement was signed.
The Fight Against Kinsley.
I Kinsley's fashionable restaurant Is the
principal stumbling block for tbe strikers.
All his waiters have quit, and be is engag
ing new ha u ils when he can get them.
Consequently he occasionally comes across
a rough diamond, as it were. One of these
was engaged yesterday morning, and his
name it was tieorgs Van Buren Martin
Washington Phipps, his color being dusky.
His career in Kinsley's was brief but full
of interest. Phipps has had great experi
ence as a waiter, but alas! his experien;e
has been derived in one of those South
Halsted street eating houses, which ad
vertise a -fine business lunch, including
big drink or a cigar, for 10 cents."
He Paralyiea Two Brltona.
As soon as George Van Buren, etc., had
donned his apron yesterday morning two
Englishmen, resplendent with checkered
clothes came in and picked up a menu.
Ah, waitah," said one, "bring me first a
cup of Coffee and some biscuit rolls, don't
"Two out an' one in de black," resound
ed the stentorian tones throughout the
The Knglishman started, but, thinking
that this method of giving orders might
be customary iu America, he said nothing.
The other waiters opened their mouths,
but astonishment deprived them of tbe
power of utterance, George Van Buren
Martin, etc., smiled serenely.
More Sonth HaNted KnglUh.
"And, waitah.1 continued the English
man, "you may bwing me some bacon and
-Grease on three up," was the shout
which, in response to this order, rattled
the dishes iu the pantries, and cut the
handles off the teacups.
"And be sure and have the eggs we'l
cooked. I would like to have them cooki d
on both f-ides."
"Shipwreck them three up," yelled
George Van Buren Martin Washington,
etc. "Now, bos," turning to the other
Englishman, "what's yournr"
It Was Too Much for Him.
"I don't care for anything. I feel faint.
Jii-t then the manager and several bead
waiters came rushing into the agora and
George Van Buren Martin Washington
Phipps was summarily ejected. He was
told that South Halsted street vernacular
wtsild not do at Kinsley's. The English
men were told of the exigencies of the
strike and finally obtained a breakfast
served iu pror style.
Its Llcene Is S8.000 and It Taints
Towa a Bright lied.
Lowell. Mass., May 13. The little town
of Dracnt is disgusted at tb i results of the
$S,000 liquor license, the hoider of which
had bis second day's busitess yesterday.
i he crowd was not so great, yesterday as
that attending the opening Saturday last.
dui me scenes have devlopea into a
carnival of debauchery. Tie mayor and I
chief of police of Lowell lave refused to
send officers there for duty, but twice has
the ratrol wagon been called there and re
turned loaded with prisoneis.
A Carnival of Drunkenness.
There were numberless small fights, and
a man named I arret wa unmercifully
pounded and kicked. Anotier man named
Rourke fell off an electric cur last night on
the way to Lowell, and bad his ankle frac
tured. The Lowell officers were stationed
at the cityline and arretted and hand
cuffed the intoxicated persons as fast as
they came over. In the vicinity of the sa
loon scores of hoodlums la d out in the
fields, trampled over plan ted land, and
drank and danced in high rarnivaL At 7
o'clock last night the holdtr of the license
was forced to shut down business for bis
own peace, and it is believed that a general
uprising of citizens will cause a change in
FAIR WOMAN IN C ISGUST.
The Feminine Rnlers of I.dgerton, Kan..
Throw Fp the Job,
Olatee, Kan., May 13. The women re
cently elected municipal of icers of the city
of Edgerton Mrs, W. H. Kelly, mayor,
Mrs. Thomas Greer, police judge, and Mrs.
Nat Ross, Mrs. Rolla Holden, Mrs. H. C
Brown, and Mrs. Stewart, members of the
city council have become disgusted with
their newly acquired hon' its and have re
signed. They were elects I originally as a
joke. When they qualified, and mani'
fested a disposition to reform the old way
of doing things, the men rormed until life
became a burden to the fair young officers.
Mrs. Kelly's Vain Piograsnnae.
Mrs. Kelly said yesteriay that they
planned to build side wi Iks, clean the
streets, close up tbe bard t ider joints and
stir up the dry bones generally, but tbe
men declared that as they paid the taxes
there should be no change made. Rather
than have a row tbe women determined to
resign. A number of n en declare that
they will re-elect the samo officers at tbe
special election which has been called for
May 18. If the women art re-elected they
will consider it an indo senient of their
intended programme and rill qualify and
carry out their proposed orma.
Minister Palmer Arrlveti la New Torn.
New York, May 13. T. W. Palmer,
United States minister to Spain, arrived
borne yesterday on the French steamer
La Gascogne. He was act ompanied by bis
wife and his adopted son, 'durillo Caatelar.
In an interview with a United Press re
porter Mr. Palmer said tl at he intended
fully to become a caudidnte for the Re
publican nomination ftr governor of
Michigan, but his niece's death changed
bis plans and he has no ambition now to
run for any office. He fn rther said it was
bis intention to resign l he ministership
unless the president and Mr. Blaine con
vince bim that it is best B ot to resign.
A DEACON'S WRATH
Exciting Skirmish in a
WEST GTUTSISQ FOR TEE DOMTSIE.
Mrs rrank Leslie and De Lea Title.
London, May 13. Mrs. Frank Leslie bas
arrived in London, and Jer coming has
aroused tbe Marquis De Iieuville to activ
ity. The presence of the ady in London
svas tbe signal fur the nc arquis to begin
tbe circulation of report s tbat ber visit
bad for its object ber mat riage to himself,
and tbe industry be bas i isplayed in their
dissemination provokes a irpriae and dis
gusC ; "
Stephen II. Elkins is said to be a candi
date for congress from the Second West
Thomas Neater, a millionaire lumber
man. died at Baraga, Mich., Monday, of
apoplexy, aged 55 years.
Thirty-five steel cannon have been or
dered by the United States from the Car
penter steel works at Reading, Pa.
Tbe midget has made its appearance In
the strawberries of Illinois, and the pne
pect for a good crop of berries is very
The Lutherans of Chicago are talking of
running independent candidates for tbe
legislature on the compulsory school law
John II. Hood, of Decatur, Ills., baa dis
appeared with Miss Mary Mclntyre, aban
doning another girl to whom be was ear
C li. Torrance, a leading citiien of Ab
ingdon, Ills,, was instantly Killed by a
train be was trying to board at Galesburg,
An engineer, two . firemen and two
brakemen were killed in a collision be
tween freight trains near Chattanooga,
An assassin tried to kill George Hemc-
man, of Chicago, a saloonkeeper, Monday
night, but only succeeded in lightly
A train on a New Brunswick railway
Monday collided with ten tons of rock
which had fallen on tha track, wrecking
the engine and killing the fireman, Angus
Masked men took E L. CriswelL who
was in jail at Santa, Maria, Cal a., for the
murder of Constable Southard, and bung
bim to tbe rafters of tbe building be waa
The National Bank of tbe Republic, at
Salt Lake City, Utah, bas been authorized
to commence business; capital $500,000.
Four applications for national bank chart
ers were filed Monday.
Superintendent Porter, of the census
bureau, has decided to form a collection of
all the newspaper, magazine and period
ical publications of every description pub
lished in tbe United States this year.
Mary Ward tried to make peace between
her drunken mother and still more intox
icated brother, at New York Monday. She
is in the Presbyterian hospital, and will
probably die of ber kicks and bruises.
Clara Duffy, pretty and 23 years old, put
a gang of tramps to flight Monday near
O lat he, Kan. The tramps tried to steal
ber 14-year-old brother and she opened fire
on them with a shotgun, wounding one of
Tbe United States land office at Pierre,
S. P., was opened for business Monday,
and was crowded with settlers from day
light to dark. They crowded tbe sidewalks
and stood for hours in long liaea awaiting
Asa Bishop, of DeBruoe. Sullivan coun
ty, New York, eang out to his fellow
employes in an acid factory Saturday:
"Good-bye, boys! See me diver and then
plunged headlong into an iron cauldron
full of boiling acid. He died soon after be
ing pulled out. Momentary insanity.
' Stanley aa aa English-man.
London, May 13. In an interview yes
terday Explorer Stanley urged tbe lm ma-
mediate building of an English railroad to
connect the Central African lakes,
and place that region beyond tbe
possibility of occupation by other
powers. Such a railroad, he assert.
would open the interior to trade, tbe valua
of which ran scarcely be estimated.
Throughout tbe interview he referred to
himself as an Englishman, and be was de
cidedly impatient intone in referring to
those who do not tte tbe necessity of im
mediate action by England to prevent
Germany reaping tbe principal benefit re
sulting from British enterprise in explora
The Assailant Baa the Drop a First and
Makes tha Preacher Travel, but the Ta
bles Are Trrned Description of the
Battle, aad Its Cease Bloodthirsty Of
fer Posted am the Door of a Historical
New England Church,
Niw York, May 13. William PurnelL a
colored oysterman and a deacon in the
Zlon African Methodist church, at Ross
ville, Staten Island, was arraigned yester
day morning before Justice Disosway, on
a complaint of Rev. William S. Brown,
pastor of the church. While Mr. Brown
was preaching in bis pulpit Sunday morn
ing Deacon Purnell entered in an excited
manner, flourishing a revolver. He
shouted at the top of his voice that be in
tended to shoot Dominie Brown, and great
Discretion the Better Part of Valor.
Pastor Brown suddenly discontinued his
discourse and climbed out of a back win
dow. Deacon Purnell attempted to use
his pistol, but was restrained and the pas
tor escaped from the church uninjured.
Dominie Brown took to his heels and
made tbe best time possible to bis borne,
not far from the church. He was botly
pursued by Deacon PurnelL who still
held the revolver in his band. When
the deacon arrived at Dominie Brown's
the minister was safely inside, and had se
curely barred the doors and windows.
Deacon Purnell, after making an unsuc
cessful effort to gain an entrance to the
house, raised his aevolver and began to
blaze away through one of the windows.
None of the shots hit either the minister
or his wife, although they stood near the
The Preacher Opens Fire.
After Pnrnell had emptied his revolver
Dominie Brown cautiously poked bis head
out of the front door and, leveling a re
volver at the deacon, opened fire in a live
ly manner. The first shot missed the dea
con, but the second plowed through bis
stovepipe hat, knocking it off. At this
Deacon Purnell began to dodge, and
finally retreated without getting any of tha
bullets Into his body. Before evening serv
ices were held a warrant was sworn out
and Deacon Purnell was taken into cus
tody. Unpleasant stories were circulated
which involved Dominie Brown and Dea
con PurueU's wife. It is understood that
Purnell openly accuses the minister of
misconduct with Mrs. Purnell. This the
domtnie indignantly denim. A majority
of the congregation are with the minister
tn his troubles. Justice Disosway ad
journed the examination.
WANT TWO BLOODY CORPSES.
A Sanguinary Offer Posted on a Connec
ticut Church Door.
STRATfqRD, Conn., May 13. An offer of
1100 fur the corpses of Deacon Samuel T.
Houghton and Committeeman Thomas B.
raircbila was posted tbe other night on
the front door of the Stratford Congrega
tional church among notices of prayer
meetincrs, and, notwithstanding tbe denial
that tt was authorized by any one belong
ing to tbe church, the belief exists that it
was put up by some member of the con
History of the Trouble.
The church is the oldest in the state and
last fall celebrated its 25uth year of exist
ence. 1 he church managers recom
mended the reduction of the pastor's sal
ary to ll.'JOO per year, and he then offered
to take tbe financial management himself.
guaranteeing to to pay off the church debt
in three years. This offer was rejected.
and the rejection thereof caused a decided
hubbub, the women especially expressing
themselves in terms very uncompliment
ary to the deacons.
Wanted the Deaeoaa "BemoTed."
On tbe night of the rejection one of the
ladles stopped directly ia front of Deacon
Houghton, and, in a tone signifying that
she meant all she said, exclaimed:
"I want the deacons to call a meeting so
tbat we can pray to be soon rid of them."
Her additional utterances left no doubt
that what she wanted was a special dis
pensation of Providence to remove the ob
jectionable deacons as soon as possible, no
matter bow. Deacon Houghton has been
an officer of the church society for many
years, and is one of the mildest and most
benevolent looking men tbat ever passed a
plate. He promptly resigned his position
aa deacon, and withdrew from the church
and tbe Society. Next morning the above
notion waa posted.
IIS LITTLE COUSIN.
A Irai... ihal Indicates a -Plentiful
Lack" of Civilization.
Glens Falls, N. Y., May 11 A 12-year
old boy named McDonald shot and killed
bis 4 year-old cousin at Luzerne on Sun
day. Tbe circumstances leading to thit
tragedy are peculiar. William McDonald
died in an insane asylum some time ago,
leaving a wife and two children, lib
brother then left bis own wife and resided
with the widow, taking his 1J-year-old soc
with bim. The bouse was so arrangeC
that another family who lived in it had t
pass through the McDonald apartments it
order to reach their own sleeping rooms it
tbe second story.
Infamous Instructions to a Boy.
Recently tbe two families quarrelled
and McDonald compelled bis neighbor?
to use a ladder in reaching their rooms. Oi
Bunday McDonald went away from home
telling his son to shoot the neighbors i'
they tried to get into bis part ot tbe bouse
In handling the revolver during the day
tbe boy shot his little cousin fatally. Tlx
father has been placed under arrest.
Scores oa the Diamond.
Chicago, May 13 1 he attendance at
League and Brotherhood base ball game
yesterday was as follows in the aggregate
League, 4,164; Brotherhood. 5,349. Scores,
League: At New York Boston 0, New
York 1 thirteen innings; at Pbiladelphis
Brooklyn 17, Phtefdelpbia 7; at Cincin
naU Pittsburg 5, Cincinnati 3; Cleveland
Chicago game post poned rain.
Brotherhood: At New York Bostoi
12, New York 2; at Philadelphia Brook
lyn 1L Philadelphia 7: at Cleveland Pitts
burg ft, Cleveland 5; Cbicago-BuffaU
came postponed rain.
American: At Philadelphia Atlileti.
8, Brooklyn 4; at Kochester Syracuse 0
Rochester 3; at Toledo SL Louis 3, Toledf
4; at Columbus Louisville 1, Columbus 0
The trow Car Company Failure.
Krw York, May 13. At a meeting ot
creditors of the Iron Car company y ester
day, claims amounting to 1400,000 beinf
represented, steps were taken to reorgan
ize the colliery and a committee an
pointed. Tbe liabilities are $1,250,000 anc
tbe assets, including cars against which
13,900,000 in car trust bonds have beet
Doesn't Look Rosy for Carlisle.
Frank fokt. Ky., May 13. There were
106 members present in the Democratic
senatorial caucus last night. Tbe western
Kentucky Democrats filibustered by mak
ing speeches and dilatory motions, their
object being to gain time for uniting on
some one canaate. ine caucus ail
journed without taking a ballot. It is
claimed that tbia is a defeat for the Car
lisle forces. .
Leo Anxloue So Please Fagiaad.
London, May 13. The blue book, just
issued by tbe government, shows that the
negotiations, of Gen. Simmons with tbe
Vatican in regard to tbe steAus of tbe Ro
man Catholic church in Malta were suc
cessful in every particular, tb pope vo
ln g anxiety to please jrnkrtd.
C gressloaal Nominations.
Kaxbas Crrr, Ma, May IK The Repub
lican congressional convention, after a
four days' fight, has nominated Webb
McNeill, of Smith county, to succeed Hon.
. J. Turner, the present incumbent.
Philadelthia, May 13. The Democrats
of Randall's old district yesterday nomin
ated Hon. Richard Vaux for congress, and
adopted resolutions In favor of free raw
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF-
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IX THE TRI-CITIES, -
-A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. KTause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
TT a? -. Z:s "
l'atorites for the Kentucky Iterby.
LoI'IaVILLE. Ky . May M There art
tsO thoroughbreds now at ChurchiL"
Downs awaiting the oiening of the spring
meeting. The Derby will be run to-mnr
row and the popular favorites for th
event are Kiley, Robespierre and Prima
Fonso in the order natned. The favoriU
outsider i- W. G. Morris.
Striking for 10 Ter Cent. More Waa-es.
PlTTsnrR.. Pa.. May 11 Three thous
and employes of the National Tube Worki
conirany at McKeesport went out on
slrike yestenlsy for a 10 per cent, advanct
in wages. About 5 men. blacksmith
and machinists, remained at work.
Chicago. Mav 12
Following are tbe quotations on the board
of trade t-iav: WLcat No. May. opened
tlc. closed SMc; June, opened e. elided
': July, opened iOe. clrensi SiC t orn
No. r Mav. opened rlo-ed ?c
Jane, opened S3, close I July, opened
35r, cl.se 1 ;5-. Unts No. z May. opened
STVjC. clooJ Ks-: June, opened ;ec, closed
ftacJaly. opened SV-o. closed Fork
May. opened iliTU. closed ,lz.tl; June,
ope net $liV closed f 3rt)-. Ja:y. opened
tl-Ua, closed Lard Jane, cpenej
fLSU. closed i-3 i
Live stock I nKia ftork yards pricee were
quoted as follows: I o-s Market opeaed
fairly active bnt weak, with prices iJluCt
lower lurht grad-s, $.l2t.ar: roh pack
tug. $4. 0?L 5: mixed lots. I4.i0 :15; heavy
parkin,; an i shi: pins lots. $4.1u M-2U.
Cattle Steady to stronger: beevrS, $17X
QjJtK rows and niixsl. $I.Ti;t.l 5; siockrrs
and feedi-rs, 2 7i i 4 lO. Sheep - Kinm mut
tons, $5.i . lipped we-terns. 1 0 to 14
lbs. f4.7A.v7'C lambs. $5.506 7i.
Proda e: Butter Finest crtaroery. lile
per'tb; finost dairy. UH?1.V; parkins Mo k.
a-ie. Esvs-Siri' tly fns-h.llc per dor. Poul
try Chickens, per lb; spring Thickens.
$2.0&li50 per iot turkeys, Vji4- per lb;
docks, 11M c: g ese fltOifUW perdoz. Pota
toes on track - Common and mixed.-A3.1c Per
on: rVe:le.3r i- per bu: Beaatj of Het-ron.
43&45c per bu: B iroaaks, 43 3- ier bu. III.
nois sweet p.'t.itox-s. xorxl to choiee, $Vr3 75
per bbi. Apples -Fair to cho.ee, t-).uij.4.Vi per
New Yorc, May 11
Wheat No. 2 red winter. Si.O cash: do
May, 9Sc; do Jane. inU,-; do July. fTV. Corn
No. 2 mixed cash, 42?; do Mav, 43r: do
one. 41v-: do July. 4. Oats-Vuwt; No. 2
mixed cash. IMa-: do May. ;3-- do Jane,
Cnc Rye Iuil and ancbanimL J arley
Dul- and unehanired. l"ork lhili; niess, tl. 0
14.30 for new. Lard -Quiet; June. iJAx
Live Stock: Cattle Mark'-t mled tady at
former pri.-ee, with a iirmer feeling at the
close: poonst to bet steers. St " W0
ts; bulls snd dry cows, $1 ro l Sheep and
Lambs Mark, t firm and i,e ?! hiiusr:
clirped sheep, t4.:(6 1 y pw am. horn do,
ICJ aT-Uts: dipped yearlings. tVrt'jMs
nnaborn do. i (-.1:', tS spriog tatnix. 17 m
BjfcV. Baza Market slow: live hog , t-L , 4.63
Hay rlsnd prairie. VQIOOI
Hay TuaotBv t&AX24.10 OJ.
bay Wild, IT0O.
Cost Soft lie
Oord Wood $3 5 C-'0.
JOll Fourth Avenue. IVkler in-
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPrLIE-
Tc Tw.t celn-ioB io thr tri-citrf-i ti.a-1-f -a -:
and wei w-.ib an tc p-K-j'.r it - t - a . . .
o t rv-c:i t,---::oc n.li to f-jp;.t; ; ,-part:e-.
F. L. BILLS,
No. 326 Brady Street, Davenport,
HAS A CHOICE SELECTION OP
Uoods delivered to all parti of the threee'rties free of ckarje.
IT. C. HOPPE,
No. 180S Second avenue.
Rock Island, 111.
Tkis powder never varies. A marvel of noritv
straagU and weeoeeea. More economics'
taaa toe oral eery kinds, snd cannot be sold In
coaipeaUoa wtta t saultitade of low teat, abort
weight slont ar nr phoepkate powders . 6oM ewj.
e oaas. Koi lUnse Fawns cv,t w
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1G26 Third avenue,
where be would ne pleased to see bis friends.
r"-All kinds of drinks s sell as le and Torter. and the well knows dr uk -Hir . t
only place ia tbe c.l, whe e yon can get it. Kot Bee! Lunce eVerfJay ?rIu ,0 S l "
J. T. DIXON,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Dealer ia New and
Second Hand Goods
OP EVERT DKACBrPTTOS.
Tbe highes Mice naid for good, of anv kind. Will trade, e.ll or buy yiu.
No. 1614 Secotd Avenue
OT. IM!. CHRISTY",
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAnUraCTORIK OF OUCXXK1 ATD BISC0TT1.
A&k jour Grocer for them. They are best.
a Specialties;' Tha Christy "OTITIS and Us Curisty "WIFXA-"
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.