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Wednesday, Mat 21. 1890.
Farmers. Head This.
"lean name upon my ten fingert men
vthote combined profits in the last decade
have exceeded those of all the agriexilturiett
of any ttate in thia Union." Congressman
Butter worth, republican.
The Union devotes two columns of its
valuable space this morning to an expo
sition of the many redeeming qualities of
the horde of republican candidates for
county offices. The source of this deluge
of eugolistic comment is discovered in
eleven $5 announcements on the second
page of the morning sheet. Somehow
the Union failed to discover until now
the exceeding goodness of all these am
bitious gentlemen, and the revelation
can hardly 1e said to have been as upon.
taneous as it was sudden.
irnt ana thr Tar I IT.
Thai Congressman Gest. of this dis
tiict, is an ardent supporter of the Mc-
Kinley abomination bill is not to be won
dered at, although his ante-election
speeche s would indicate the contrary. An
eastern newspaper man approached Mr,
Goat on the subject, and quoted him as
"It would he strange if it (the McKin
ley bill), were not a good mexsure
after being considered so long bv the
ablest men in the house. There is noth
ing in the bill to which I am opposed. It
is a well considered measure.
While the above is not so much an ex
pression of Mr. Gesl's personal opinion
of the bill as it is an illustration of his
hide-bound fidelity to the republican par
ty, it nevertheless, places him in fullac
end with the bill. And one would in
fer, and would be justified in believing.
that had the McKinley bill increased the
tariff 400 or 500 per cent higher than it
does on the necessaries of life, that Mr.
Gest wou'd support it as cordially as be
doe; the present bill. In short, Con'
gressman Gest records himself uoequivo
c-ally and irrevocably in favor of whatcyer
measure the tariff robbers and raooopo
listic combines may propose. He closes
his ears to the protests and appeals for
industrial relief that are springing up on
all sides, and seeks to increase the bur
dens of the people.
The Eleventh congressional district,
which Mr. Gest is supposed to represent
in congress, is largely devoted to agri
culture. Sundry requests have been sent
to him from his constituents in the rural
districts, asking him to favor such legit
lation as would have a tendency to
ameliorate their condition. Mr. Gest's
answers to these petitions have been eva
sive and unsatisfactory, evidently think
ing the muttorings of discontent would
soon blow over. But we advise the Don.
Mr. Gest to beware and not (est the pa
tience of tbe long suffering farmers too
far. lie is treading on dangerous ground
thai menaces his political safety and men
Here are some resolutions which the
Peoria County Grange adopted at a late
meeting. They might he interesting if
not beneficial to our present McKinley
tariff loving congressman.
' Whereas, Steps are now being taken
toward the revision of our laws in regard
to taxation; and,
Wiiekkas, To accomplish such legisla
tion with full justice to all, all are equally
entitled to a hearing; therefore, be it
Resolved, That in the sense of this
vGrange the condition of our different ---to
dustnes renders it unnecessary, unwisa
and un-American to longer continue the
f principle of high taxes upon the necessi
ties and low taxes upon tbe luxuries of
Revolted, That Iron-ore, wool. jute,
hemp, flax and sisal, and other like raw
material, and also coal, wood, lumber,
. salt and sugar, and rice and all bread
stuffs should he admitted free of duty.
Retoloed, That tbe present duties upon
woolen, cotton. Iron, steel and leather
goods, and many other articles of neces
sity or utility to the masses, are too high
and should be greatly reduced.
Retoloed, That the existing duties upon
many articles of luxury, such as dia
monds and all precious stones, jewelry,
fine furs, wines and liquor, silk goods,
art works, paintings and statuary .musical
instruments, besides many other articles
not necessary to the comfort or prosper
ity of the majority are too low, and should
Retoloed, That we protest against any
- reduction of the internal revenue rates.
Itcolc(d, That at the next district con
ventions of the respective political par
ties these resolutions be presented, and
that the nominees of said conventions be
forewarned that they cannot receive our
support unless they will pledge them
selves to labor earnestly for tbe passage
of such measures, and to vote for the
same when they are offered, irrespective
of the political party in which they have
Paste these resolutions in your hat
Bro. Gest, and remember they express
the sentiments of nine tenths of your con
stituents. Then go and commit political
suicide by swallowing the McKinley poi
son, if you wish. -
Latent by Wire.
AN EMINENT PHYSICIAN DEAD.
Chicago, May 21. Dr. William H.
By ford, one of the oldest and best known
physicians of Chicago, died this morning
being seventy-three years old.
THE WAITERS GAIN A POINT.
Chicago, May 21. The Tremont house
management asked a conference this
morning with the striking waiters, who
are jubilant to consequence.
ChicAoO, May 21. J. K. Groom, of the
Moline Ditpateh, was today chosen sec
retary of the Inland press association.
THE NEWMARKET BACEH.
London, May 21. At tbe Newmar
ket second spring meeting today's event
was tbe race for the .Newmarket stakes.
Memoir won; Blue Green, second; Leon
Ha ye your ice cream put up in brick,
melon, pyramid or individual forma by
Erell & Math and then you will have
something extra fine for your parlies or
receptions. No extra charge.
Bedroom soites, folding beds, mat
tresses, pillows on the credit system, at
the Adams, 322 Brady street Davenport.
Senators in a Snarl Over those
WILSON STATES THE CASE OF IOWA.
An Intricate Legal Problem to be Solved
Stanford's Scheme to Lend tbe Granger
Government Legal Tender Debate on
the Tariff Bill Closes in Confusion
Kemmler'a Case Argued Looking for a
Sliver Veto Congressional Record Offi
cial News Notes.
Washington City, May 21. The debate
on the proposed law providing a means of
evading the recent supreme court decision
on "original packages" was begun in the
senate yesterday, Wilson of Iowa opening
the discussion. He said the bill was in re
sponse to a suggestion in the deeisson that
congress could permit the exercise of the
restraining power of a state, and it was
for the purpose of giving that jiermission
that the bill had been introduced and re
ported. The effect would be to have each
state in the Union to determine for itself
what its policy should be in regard to the
traffic in intoxicating liquors. Under
that decision of the supreme court the
state of Iowa could not prevent the citi
zens of other states, or the subjects of
Great Britain, France or Germany, send
ing intoxicating liquors into Iowa and
having them sold by their agents in orig
inal packages by agents. At the present
time original package saloons were being
organized is his state. The package might
be a pint or a half-pint of whisky, or a keg
or a bottle of beer.
Not a Tower To Be Delegated.
Vest said that the authority of congress
over interstate commerce was an exclu
sive power and could not be delegated,
and he quoted authority for the statement.
Gray agreed with Vest, but proposed that
congress could declare that intoxicating
liquors were not an article of interstate
commerce. Vest said if that were done it
would open the door for the prohibition of
other articles. In answer to a question
Vest said the right to import an article
implied the right to sell it, and Hoar said
that if congress could not control this
question, there was not a more miserable
nation on the face of the earth.
Extension of the Principle.
Hiscock asked Hoar whether, if a state
desired to exclude, not liquors, but manu
factures of wool, it waa within the power
of congress to delegate to states the power
to do so. Hoar replied that he did not go
quite that far, but the question involved
was on the boundary lines between two
conflicting powers the police power of
the stato and the exclusive power of con
gress over interstate commerce. Hiscock
thought it a doubtful policy to put it in
the power of a state to prohibit the im
portation of anything it might wish to ex
clude, and of more doubtful constitution
ality Interesting All Around.
Edmunds remarked upon it as a very cu
rious and interesting circumstance tliat a
condition of things had been reached, where,
according to the debate and according to
the judgment of the supreme court, there
was in every man in one state an inherent
individual, personal right to carry into an
other state what that state might consider
injurious to its safety, and there sell it;
that congress had no power to stop it, and
tbe states could not stop it unless the con
gress gave them that power. Speaking of
the importation of intoxicating liquor into
a state, Edmunds claimed that once they
got there, they were (whether in the hands
of natives or not) the subject of the state
laws, and that was what the supreme
court of the United States would come to
within the next twenty years.
A Presidential Veto Looked For.
Washisgtov Citt, May 21. Fresh ru
mors are afloat here to the effect that the
president has again let an intimation of
his position on the silver question out.
The president is reported to have said that
he would veto a free coinage bill aud that
any silver measure to meet his approval
must have been passed by Republican
STANFORD'S GOVERNMENT BANK.
I'ncle Sam to Lend Money at 2 Per Cent,
on Real Entate Security.
Washington' City, May 21. Stanford
introdnced in the senate yesterday a bill
Intended to carry out the idea outlined in
his resolution presented some time ago.
The bill provides for the establishment in
the treasury department of a land 1ku
bureau, with a chief at $0,000 a year and an
assistant at 5,O0O a year to be appointed
by the president. The treasurer is to
ause to be printed, signed, and ready for
issue circulating notes of thedenoniination
of $5, $10, , $50, $100, $500, and $1,000 to
the amount of $100,000,000, which shall be
legal tender with gold and silver coin for
like amounts, and these notes are to be
held in the treasury to the credit of the
land loan bureau until issued in accord
ance with the provisions of this bill.
Men Who Mar Borrow Money.
Every person who is a citizen or who
has declared his intention to become a cit
izen and who is the owner in fee of unin
cumbered agricultural land may file with
this bureau an application for a loan to
be secured by a lien on that land. The
loan is not to exceed one-half the assessed
value of the land, and no loan is to be for
less than $2.Y), or to run for more than
twenty years. A copy of the application
for a loan is to be filed with the recorder
of deeds of the county or counties of the
state or territory in which the land is sit
uated, and it shall constitute a lien on the
Proving a Clear Title.
The applicant for a loan is to deposit a
sum to be prescribed by the chief of the
bureau suflicient to pay the costs of the
examinatiou of the title, inspection and
appraisement of the land, and this work is
to be done by persons in the respective
counties to lie designated by the chief of
the bureau. When the chief is satisfied
of the character of the security he ia to
transmit to the proper officer of the treas
ury department an order directing the
payment of the money to lie loaned, the
amount to remain subject to the order of
the applicant, who may draw it from time
to time by check or draft. If the chief
finds on investigation that there is an ex
isting lien on the property of less than the
amount of the loan asked of the bureau
and warranted by law, the loan may .be
made, but the existing lien is to be dis
charged, and the amount of it -deducted
from the loan made by the government.
In Cam of Default of Interest.
The bureau loans are to pay 2 per cent
interest and this is to be payable annually,
and in event of default of interest or prin
cipal, proceedings to foreclose the lien are
to be begun in the state or federal courts,
and to the amount of the principal and in
terest thus recovered are to be added costs
and attorney's fees, the latter not to ex
ceed $500 in any case. A borrower may
pay back any part of the loan, not less
than 25 per cent at any time and in the
discretion of the chief may within twenty
years' limit draw np to the full amount of
the loan again. The bill ia defined as ap
plying to males and fomales alike.
SHALL KEMMLER DIE BY LIGHTNING?
The Question Argued Before the Supreme
Court Decision Reserved.
. Washington City, May 21. The mur
derer Kemmler'a writ of error case was
argued before the supreme court yester
day, and the court reserved its decision
and adjourned to Friday. The ease at
tracted a large audience to the supreme
court chamber, among the listeners being
ex-Attorney General Garland, ex-Secretary
Bayard and several senators and rep
resentatives. The prisoner's counsel, Mr,
Sherman, made a long and exhaustive ar
gument to prove - that the execution of
Kemmler by electricity would be in viola
tion of the Fourteenth amendment to the
THE HOCK ISLAND AllGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 21,
constitution in abridging th privileges I
and immunities of a citizen and depriving
him of life without due process of law,
and in violation of the Eighth amendment
m inflicting cruel and unus tal punish
ment. Pith of the Argumec to.
Mr. Sherman said there .wiis no doubt
that "electrocution" was unut ual punish
ment, and also cruel. In -substantiation
of the claim lie said that then was no sure
method of telling how much the resist
ance of a man to the electrical current
might be; it might be 100,100 ohms, in
which case the punishment v.-ould be tor
ture. A man might be cremated on the
surface, or he might be carl ionized. He
also contended that the provision which
makes the warden of the peni entiary exe
cutioner, instead of the sheriff, was un
constitutional. Mr. Tabor spoke for the st ate and con
tended that there was no violation of the
constitution in the proposed manner of ex
ecution. He confined his argument prin
cipally to showing that the claim of the
plaint iff as to the application of the Eighth
and Fourteenth amendments was wrong,
and to citing authorities in support of his
DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
An Anti-Lottery Constitutional Amend
ment Tariff Work in the House.
Washington- City, May 21. Ingalls in
troduced a bill in the senate j esterday by
request, to aliolLsh metal money. Blair
introduced a joint resolution proposing an
article for the constitution prohibiting
the United States or any state from au
thorizing any lottery or prize distribution.
The bill providing a means of evading
the original packages decision oame up, was
debated at length, and went over. The
remainder of the day was devoted to eulo
gies on the late Representitive Kelly,
which were delivered by Cameron, Mor
rill, Sherman, Harnpton.Haw ey anil Dan
iel, and then as a further mart of respect
the senate adjourned.
A long debate took place in the house on
McKenna's motion to change the sugar
schedule and make sugar dutiable, elimin
ating the bounty. The amendment Was
rejected, eleven Republicans, among them
Kerr of Iowa, voting in the affirmative.
Amendments offered by McKinley reduc
ing the duty on rough building stone,
putting American fish on the free list,
changing the duty on shotguns and pis
tols,taxing bristles 10 cents pef pound, and
imposing a tax of 5 cents a gallon on
alcohol used to make vinegar, and putting
the manufacture under control of the in
ternal revenue commissioner, were all
adopted. All amendments other than
committee amendments were rejected. A
scene of great confusion began and lasted
until 11:20 p. m., when the committee rose
and the house adjourned.
Norvln Crcen on l'ontnl Telegraph.
Washington- City, May 21. Dr. Xorvin
Green was before the house c tmmittee on
postofliees and post roads yesterday and
was questioned as to the proposed govern
ment postal telegraph. Dr. Green said
that the reduction of rates it: the govern
ment scheme was from 50 to tV jkt cent,
from Western Union rates, and that the
business could not be done by the Western
Uu ion except at a loss. He said he was
prepared to prove this and w uld prove it
in the case against the goveri ment which
the compnny has pending in the courts.
He referred to European government tele
graphs and said that not one nf them had
started the business in competition with
itsown citizeus;they had all bought out the
existing private companies at fair prices,
and he charged that for the I uited States
to do otherwise would be bad faith and a
A Time of It in the II Mine.
Washington City, May 21. The house
last night continued in intense confusion
from 6 until ll:'JO p. in. This was caused
by the fact that the vote on the tariff bill
had been ordered for to-day at noon, while
dozens of members wanted to have amend
ments voted upon. l,ind of Minnesota,
llirt and Taylor of Illinois, tnd Hender
son of Iowa made flrce attacks on portions
of the bill which did not suit them, and
McKinley suggested that gentlemen 1
given leave to print their prop sed amend
ments. Henderson wanted to know what
good that would do; he waived votes on
his propositions. But McKinley was in
exorable aud the deiiate closed.
The Immigration Laws.
Washington City, May 20. Henry D.
Wireman, solicitor of the German society
of Pennsylvania, and A M. Dewey, the
late editor of the official organ of the
Knights of Labor in -Philadelphia, ap
peared before the joint committee of the
senate and house on immigration yester
day. In behalf of the Germans Dr. Wire
man, urged that the law be It t alone, ex
cept to literally and emphatically define
the words "pauper" and "cont ract labor,"
while Mr. Dewey wanted tho law made
more stringent, and a provision inserted
requiring t hat immigrants be ible to read
and write English before they are allowed
Talks to the Commerce Committee.
Washington Citt, May 21. Ex -Senator
Conger, of Michigan, and Representative
Farq u liar, of Kew York, yesterd y addressed
the house commerce committee in favor
of providing additional appropriations for
lighthouses aud other aids to navigation
on the great lakes. Represent ati ve Swee
ny, of Iowa, addressed the committee in
favor of a bill to amend the. inter-state
commerce law as so to prevent t he shipment
of liquors to prohibition states
Itis reported that Senatot Stanford is
afflicted with locomotor ataxia.
The funeral of Wirt Dexter took place
from the family residence iu Chicago
" Patrick Hynes, of Green Poi.it, L. I., has
skipped out with about $2,0t)0 of the A. O.
The employes in all but one of the planing
mills of Buffalo, N. Y., went on strike
Tuesday for a nine-hour day.
Railways in the Central Traffic associa
tion have made a rate of 20 cents on oats
and 25 cents on provisions.
The color line is causing trouble among
Louisville G. A. R. posts. Wlite veterans
refuse to march with colored men.
At Pilsen, a town of Bohemi a, Tuesday,
troops fired on riotous strikers, killing
five and wounding seven of thttm.
Stiefel & Cohen, overall manufacturers,
of Baltimore, assigned Tuesfla r, with lia
bilities of $80,000 and assets 931 ,000.
Heavy rains have flooded t le mines in
tbe vicinity of Ashland, Pa., and a prac
tical suspension of operations i the result.
Jerry Sweeney was shot cli ad at Chi
cago Tuesday by his employer, Barney
Benson, a teamster, during a drunken
SThe striking waiters at CI icago have
gained their point with the Auditorir.nl
and the Brunswick house, "he Palmer
and Tremont still hold out.
The following named nati mal banks
have been authorized to comnence busi
ness: First National bank of Llano, Tex.,
capital, $30,000; American Nat ional bank
of Salina, Kan., capital, $100,01 0.
White Caps are bold in Nvr York. At
Poughkeepsie a dozen of them apieared as
-witnesses in a divorce suit, having ob
tained their information when they went
out one night for the purpose of flogging
the recreant huslmnd.
The remains of the late President --Garfield
and those of his mother w ;re removed
early Tnesday from the public vault in
the Lake View cemetery, at CI sveland, O.,
to the crypt in tbe Garfield monument,
which is to be dedicated on Memorial
. Canadian politics are peculiar. Tbe
people of English blood are wrath y at
tbe home . government for conceding
France certain rights in the fis leries, while
those of French extraction st tnd by the
government because the concession was
made to France. Yet they an all Cana
dians. - ; . . -.'
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TRAIN A HUSTLER.
The "Psycho" on vHis Globe
SHOET. STOP AT THE GARDEN CITT.
He Raises Cain Because His Orders Were
Disobeyed, bnt Feela Better After Buy
ing Out the Station Lunch Counter for
the Benefit of Emigrant and Lounger
How the Remarkable Old Fellow
Looks, and a Specimen of Hla Talk.
Chicago, May 21. George Francis Train
arrived here on the Lake Shore at 9 p. m.
yesterday and left on the Chicago and
Northwestern forTacoma two hours later.
A large number of newspaper men and
others met him at the Northwestern sta
tion. He raved violently because his tele
graphic outers that the dining room be
kept oiten hail not lieen obeyed, and then
soothed his feelings by buying out the
lunch counter for the benefit of the loun
gers and emigrants in the station.
Personnel of the l'arty.
George Francis looks still just as natural
as life. He himself is tanned by the suns
and his clothes bear the dust of a score of
countries, but he talks just as fast and
just as much as ever, and in the same
strain. He was accompanied in his flying
trip by S. W. Wall, formerly managing
editor of The Tacoma ledger. This gen
tleman makes the trip for the purpose of
gathering material for a book, but the
citizen has chosen to call him his "private
secretary and Kodak amanuensis." In
New Y'ork Messrs. Hoy and Kellogg, of
The Sun, and Mr. Beard, of the New York
Central road, joined the party.
A Look at tieorge Francis.
Train himself was dressed in a style so
unique that none but himself could have
devised it. His clothes were of odd pat
tern, and as dusty as a country road. He
wore shining patent leather shoes, the
tops of which lie concealed in a pair of
gaiters about the color of a yellow dog.
About his waist. And in lien of Riiunpnrlera
he hail tied a flaming red sash, and cover-1
ing his long flowing gray hair was his I
"double decker" hat about the size of a
bushel basket. On the upiier deck of the
hat was printed in big black letters,
"George Francis Train," and on the lower
deck was the rest of the inscription,
"Kound the world in sixty days."
Shakes Hands by Proxy.
To the newspaper men who met him the
Psycho said: "I make my respects to you,
but clasp your own hands, please, and I
will do the same. I never shake hands
with any one, you know. I'll introduce
you to Wall. He's my private secretary
and the greatest shaker yon ever saw. Did
I have a good trip? Well, there never was
a better one, and 1 have broken the records
all to smash. Just think of it! Isn't it a
marvelous thing? ilere, I started from
Tacoma sixty-one days ago and now I'm
around here again faster than was ever
done before. I've not only broken the rec
ords, but have shown Jules Verne what a
dolt he is.
Worried Over a I.ot Dnv.
"He wrote a big liook of fiction on
Around the World in Eighty Days.' and
I have gone around, in fact, in a little
over sixty. And, besides that, I lost a
great deal of time that could lie saved on
a second journey. I could make thissame
trip again in fifty days, and do it without
a struggle. To cap the whole thing I
dropjied a day somewhere in the Pacific
ocean. Just think of it, when it was my
birthday, too. I'm going around the other
way to see if I can't pick that day tip
His Hash Didn't Agree with Him.
"lots of funny things have hapjiened on
the trip. People didn't know what to
make of me. They couldn't believe. Ev
erybody used to think that this world was
a big concern, but I've made it look mighty
small. I've talked Japanese in Japan,
Chinese in Yokohama, and Arabic to the
Arabs. While Wall there would be ar
guing with a lot of orters I'd step up and
tell 'em what we wanted in a minute, so
they knew what we wanted and ran and
got it. Haven't slept in a hotel but twice
on my trip. The food liothered me a good
deal, and I don't feel just like myself,
I've lieen eating the stale vegetables of a
dozen lint ions.
A Thing That Made Him Weep.
"But I got even with them all. I turned
them all up topsy-turvey and made them
think my trip was the marvel of the age.
And so it is. One thing made me weep,
though, and that was that wherever I
weut I failed to find the American flag. It
made me almost ashamed of the country,
but I've an idea how to remedy that. 1
want the Chicago World's fair commis
sioners to take up this idea of commerce
and scatter American flags the world over.
They can do it. I'll help them, and we'll
show this little world that t lie flag isn't
"Yes, 1 hail that telegram from a mnse
nm manager asking me for an engage
ment, but I telegraphed back and told
him that I would never lecture again ex
cept U ad vert ise the Chicago fair. And I
have anot her scheme for the fair, and it's
a big one. I want to take a party of 250
American newspaper men around the
world with me. 1 can do the whole thing
in fifty days at $10 a day. That would be
the biggest, tiling ever thought of. Just
get around a little and let the world know
we're alive, and see how tbey will come to
Around the World in Fifty Hays.
"Here's my programme. Isn't it a good
oner Here you have the whole thing.
Chicago World's fair excursion; fifty
days at ?10 a day. Five hundred passen
gers, that's f23d,om Then we'll travel in
special steamers, special cars, and have
lmlls, operas, theatres, and debates every
day. Concerts, oiteras, salt water baths,
brass bands, and libraries. Just think of
it!. There will lie ample time to Kodak
everything, and any one who goes with
me" will get more education than Greek
and Idit in books would teach them in a
lifetime." And in a few miuutes the
glolie girdler was off for the far west.
American Medical Association.
Nashville, Tenn., May 21. The Amer
ican Medical association convened in an
nual session at the Theatre Vendome in
this city yesterday, with 800 delegates
present, every state and territory in the
Union being represented. A number of
addresses were made and after transacting
necessary preliminary business the asso
ciation adjourned fur the day.
The Atchison Voting Trust.
Boston, May 21. The Atchison directors
met yesterday and voted to announce the
failure of the voting trust proposition.
Circulars will be issued informing stock
holders of this action. Some 200,000 shares
were deposited under the call, 50,000 shares
promised not having been deposited.
Montreal, Que., May 21. Fred Roots,
a young Englishman hailing from Surrey,
has mysteriously disapeared from this
city. He has lieen employed as a store
keeper with a Mr. Swift, and on May 2
went to seek another situation. Since
thenjie has not been seen. He left his
clothing and other effects behind him.
Ohio Republican Convention.
COLTMBU8, O., May 2L The Republican
state central committee has decided upon
Cleveland and July 16 as the place and
time of holding the next Republican con
vention. Ex -Governor Foraker was selected
as temporary chairman of the convention.
Kuiclded While Despondent.
Madison', Wis., May 21. M. C. Bradley,
brother-in-law of George Ragmer, editor
of The Democrat, suicided by shooting
himself in the temple In this city. De
spondency was the cause. He was about
20 years of age. . '
A Trottina; Case Decided.
Buffalo, N. Y., May 21. Judge Corlett
has denied the motion to adjudge the Na
tional Trotting association in contempt
for its action in the NobleJs'elson case.
HE BLEW IT ALL IN.
Johnny Eagan Disposeaof Half
AKD ENDS HIS DATS IN P0VESTT.
Hi Father Strikea it Very Rich on Coal
Lands, and Leave the Son 50O,OOO
Vnlque Methods of Getting Rid of the
Lucre Two Thousand Dollars for an
Exclusive Entertainment His Effort for
the Mollle Magnirea.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., May 21. Johh Ea
gan, a 1 2cond "Coal Oil Johnny" and an
individual f many eccentricities, has just
died at the Hillside poor house. Eagan
was the only son of Patrick Eagan, who
located iu the Iackawanna valley forty
years ago. The father bought a forty
acre farm, which afterward turned out to
be a mint. There was coal underneath,
and one day Eagan received an offer
of $500,000 for his land, which he accepted.
He did not live long to enjoy Lis fortune,
however. The next year he died, and his
great wealth reverted to his son.
Math Wealth Was Ills Ituln.
The latter was brought up a liarft -working
boy on a farm, and his sudden acquisi
tion of a fortune evidently turned his head,
as he took to drinking and carousing, and
spending money in a reckless manner. He
thought nothing of speuding $200 in an
evening's enjoyment among friends and
boon companions, which he had in plenty
at that time. Many stories are told of his
queer escapades. One of them was of his
riding down I jickawanna avenue. Scran
ton, on horseback one summer night,about
ten years ago.
A Barroom Incident.
He was going along leisurely playing on
the violin, on which he was an an adept,
until he espied the open door of a saloon.
He drove his horse through the opening
into the barroom, still playing on his fa
vorite instrument. He ordered drinks for
the whole crowd, wheeled alxiut and drove
out again. This Ls only one of the queer
and amusing actions of this poor unfortu
nate, who squandered enough money to
keep himself and friends living in afllu
ence for the remainder of their lives.
Wanted to See a Barn Burn.
One day he went out in the country and
gave a farmer 12,000 to set fire to his barn
He said he wanted tosee the hay and straw
bum. On another occasion he gave floO
to Ted McXnlty to let him punch him in
the eyes until they were black. One Fourth
of July he got tired waiting for a regular
train to carry him twenty eight miles. He
paid the rail mail management fooo for a
special train to carry hiin to his destina
tion. When the Mollie McGuires were
condemned to the gallows Eagan went to
Harrisburg with a certified check for $100,
OOOand offered it to Governor Hartranft if
he would pardon the Mollies.
Another I'nlqne Exhibition.
He had two locomotives built at a ma
chine shop and had them shipued to his
farm. He built a track feet long, and
after both engines got up a good head of
steam he caused the throttlesto he opened.
The two engines came together with a
great crash. Eagan said the sight of see
ing them come together was worth what
they cost. The locomotives were of no use
afterward. When his money was all gone
Eagan was a pitiable sight. His clothes
were ragged and no shoes adorned his
feet. No one recognized him, despite the
fact that in his days of prosperity he
helied many a poor taniily iu their strug
gles with the wtld-
SALISBURY ON SOCIALISM.
The KrltUh l'remier Seems to Have Some
liOXWiN, May 21 lu reply to the earl
of Wemyss in the lords yesterday, who
had attacked the Socialistic tendencies of
certain acts of public liodies. Lord Salis
bury said that Socialism might lie defined
as the state doling something that might
be done by private persons for the sake of
gain. Sometimes this was a very unwise
thing to do, and at. other times a wise
thing. There was nothing so Socialistic as
the mint ami the pototlii-e, yet at the
same time then" was nothing more justifi
able. The public could lie trusted to find
out what practical good lies N-hind the So
Where There Is Smoke There's Fire.
Nobody not absolutely blind could deny
the existence of great evils from which
arose the Socialist proposals and action.
Industrial and other causes produced
great centers of misery. We are liound to
do all we ran o remedy these evils even if
we get called Socialists, knowing we are
undertaking no new principle or striking
out on no new route, but are simply pur
suing the long and healthy tradition of
rcl Salisbury's remarks were received
MARIA WENDLE AT HOME.
Her Escapade Was an Elopement with
the l.orer Mostly Missing.
Oaelaxp, Ills., May 21. Maria Wendle,
who mysteriously disupjtcarcd two weeks
ago, was brought liome by her father
from Indianapolis yesterday morning. The
girl was found there at the house of a
friend of her lover aud taken to the home
of her Indianapolis aunt. The girl was
easily induced to tell the story of her
flight. Her lover is Inv (Jw inn, the son of
A J. Gwinn, of Brockton. She said he
had promised to marry her and to join her
in Irnliaiiaixili s, where the wedding was to
Story tf Her Travels.
She left the Brown residence May
8, making her egress through the
window, Gwinu furnishing the ladder.
He then drove her to. Newman, where she
took the midnight train for Indianapolis.
While in IndianaKIis at a hospital she
received two letters from Gwinu under his
own signature. These letters will be used
against him. As sion as the giiTs state
ment had lieen reduced to writing aud
sworn to, officers of this city were tele
graphed to arrest Gwinn.
The Lover Kon Est Now.
The officers went to Brockton yesterday
morning to make the arrest, but found
that Gwinu had gone. Gw inn's father, it
is alleged, drew a large knife on the offi
cers and threatened to carve them, but
was persuaded by a display of revolvers
to remain quiet. Yesterday afternoon
three warrants were sworn out for Gwinn.
There will lie a civil suit brought against
him for breach-of -promise in the sum of
110,000. Besides Gwinu, whose people are
very wealthy and prominent, there are
three or four other persons who are
charged with aiding aud assisting in the
abduction, but their names are withheld.
Other Suspects Shadowed.
Each party is being closely shadowed by
the police, and any attempt at escape will
be followed by prompt arrest. The return
of the girl bus excited a great deal of in
dignation against Gwinn aud the people
who were connected with the aUiuction.
A subscription is now being made np by
the public to offer as a reward forGwinn's
capture, and the governor will also be
asked to offer an additional sum from the
The Base Ball Players.
Chicago. May 21. Following are yes
terday's base ball scores: League: At Phil
adelphiaChicago 3, Philadelphia 7; bat
teries Sullivan and Kagle, Gleason and
Clement; at New Y'ork, Bostou and
Brotherhood: At Brooklyn Brooklyn 8,
Buffalo 8; batteries Sowders and Cook,
Person and Mack: at Philadelphia Phila
delphia 5, Cleveland 2, batteries Sanders
and Milligan, Bakely and Sutclifle; at
New York and Boston rain.
American: All games postponed rain.
Western: At Milwaukee Milwaukee
Kansas City 7; other games postponed
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
-A.T POPULAR PRICES,
la always to be found at
Robt. Kranse's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
- Second Ave.
Sullivan and MrAuliffe to light.
New York, May 21. Hilly Madden I as
received word from the Golden (Jate Ath
letic cluh, of San Francisco, that they
would like to arrange a match tx'tween
Joe McAnlirTe nnd John L. Sullivan, to
take place at their rooms. Madden replied
that Sullivan nay he will fiht McAuliffe
Me-ks Step Iorn and Out.
Xtw YolfK, May 21. Joseph Meeks, late
referee in the Flack divorce ca-ve, has ten
dered his resignation to the peneral term
a- attorney aud couniellor at law, and the
general term has accepted the resigna
tion. The priKvedinir which had been lie
Kun to di-lmr him will now lie dropped.
Chicaoo. yT av
Following are the quotation on the hoar.t
of trade to-dny: WLeat No 2 Slay opened
Klc, closed c: June, opened 9'c, rlowetl
H5c: July, opened Wc, cloca ll Corn
No. 2 Ma-, opened S(Hc, t Ued IS:
June, opened .Wc, close I Ul-c; July, opened
XP clime I Oat No, i Slay, opened
27. closed S. Jnne. opened : 5V clotted
Joly. ojened 'SAtc. clooed 28r. Pork
June, nirned S12.3U. closed 12..: July,
opened 1V0. clos-d S.2 4U Lard-Jane,
opene I f .-, closed t''..1,
Live stor k- t'ninn Mock yards prices were
quoted as follows: I os Market opened
active and firm, with prices SuxHie higher;
light grades, $4.ti j4 Si: roiurh packing. H.16
4.1(k mixed lots, H.(Hi.(4.2 heavy packing
and shipping lots, 4.15H.:I.
Cattle yuitt and weak, especially on heavy
cattle: Mies, S;t7.!i.U;(; com and mixed. tL75
tt3 75; Blockers end feeders, 2.50 i4 10; Texas
(rraasers. tS.4m&l Sheep-Steady: wooled.
$4.7&.tl6; shorn sheep. $o-W5JSj; lamls,
Produce: Butter Finest creamery, 154nio
per lb; finest dairy, 13?tl4c: packing stock,
55,8. Effls-Strictly frwh.llc per doz. Poul
tryChickens, Wy310c lr lb; spring chickens.
$2.iO&2jio ir due: turkeys, 3.14o per lb;
ducks, ll.a-l c; R-ese (41046.111 perdoz. Pota
toes on track- Common and mixedJUfic per
bu: Peerleg.40;4:Jc per bn; Beauty of Hebron,
4&&47c per bu; Kurbankt, 5iuktt per bn. II 1.
nola sweet potatoes, good to choice, 75
per bbL Apples- Fair to choice, 1I.UiIlH.oi per
New York. May 30.
Wheat No. S red winter. ifcc rash; do
one, IIS- do Jane,U7Hc; July. Corn
No. rmixed cash, 4Uu; do June. HS do
July, la Oats Quiet, bnt steady: No.
mixed cash, PAKtc; do May, T4V; do June,
r. Rye Nominal. Hurley Nouil 1. 1-ork
-Juiet: mesa, f l3jtVitl4Ji t, rd Quiet;
Jnne. $0.47; July. $0.57; August, J4.HS.
Live Stock: Cattle No fading in beeves;
market st -ady; dr. eel beef, firm; nat i ve sides,
V - Sheep and Lambs Sh -ep ruled
seeady; lamia a shade higher; siieep. $U1)5J0
W 1 ts; lambs N.fflj.lU. Hozs-Nominally
steady, live hogs, J 4.3 13.4.70 y nju j,
Hay Upland prairie. 9 50O11 00
ay TimolB? I8.60ai.10 .00.
Oosl Hart lie
This Powder ajrer varies. Amarrelof parity,
strength awl whotesonaess. Mora ecouomlca
thaa the ordinary kinds, and cannot bT sold in
competntoa wlta Jm molt I tad of low test .LiS
weight alom or prphoepbate powdars . JSoUiSm
. Kotai. Bxias Pgwbm Co.,10 w3
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Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
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Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
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HAS A CIIOICK SELECTION OP
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UTICA SIDEWALK TILE,
WORK AND MATERIAL GUARANTEED.
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E. B. STEVENS,
P C. HOPPE,
No. 1808 Second avenue.
lias opened hi New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1G2G Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
Proprietor of Brad j Street
All kinds of CTT pmu
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one Ulock North of Central Park. -4l8 Brady Sireei
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for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
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