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Hmoay. Juke 8. 18A0.
The IllinoU slate auditor of public acs
couou baa jual iasued a statement show
ing the condition April 22, of the forty -two
banks in Illinois doing business an
der the state laws," showing the total
amount of their resources to be f 60,881,
000, and their loans and discounts to be
$42,848 000. They have a total capital
stock of 19.896,000. The savings de
posits are (12.843.000, and Individual
doposits 124,578,000. This class of banks
is increasing in the state, and their re
ports generally show them to be doing a
aafe and prosperous business.
Following is a 'ntrt biographical
sketch of the two dem'dcralic nominees
for state offices:
E. S. Wilson, the nominee for state
treasurer, was born at Palestine, Craw
ford county. 111., June 25, 1839; was
raised on a farm and followed the life of
a farmer boy until IS years of age, re
ceiving the schooling furnished by local
schools. At that age he began the study
of the law in the office of Hon. J . C. Allen
and finished his law studies in the office
Of N. H. Broadwell in Springfield, 111
After this be entered upon the practice of
the law at Robinson, Crawford county,
where he continued in the practice till
84, when he removed to Oloey, Richland
county, where he still resides. For
the past " ten years he has been
largely engaged in breeding stock and
agricultural pursuits and is known
throughout the slate as one of our lead
ing agriculturalists. lie has for three
years been a member of tbe board of live
stock commissioners of tbe state, and is
an active member of tbe Farmers' Mutual
Benefit association, and a member of the
executive committee of that organization
Hon. Henry Raab, tbe nominee for su-
perinteudene of public instruction, is no
stranger to the people of the state, lie
is a German by birth, but has been for
anany years a citizen of this country. He
is a prominent educator, and has lone
been superintendent of schools in the cut
of Believllle. He was elected superin
tendent of public instruction in 1882. on
tbe democratic ticket, and made an el
cient and popular officer.
The case of tbe city of Moline against
ex -Water Commissioner Booths' bonds
men, a suit in tbe circuit court to recover
about f 300, the amount wbich he was a
defaulter of, came up a second time in
tbe circuit court yesterday, Mr. W. J
Kntrikln and City Attorney Oakleaf, of
Moline, had filed an amended declara
tion, the intention of wbich was to se
cure a rehearing of the case and perhaps
a reversal of the former decision; but the
court sustained the arguments of the de
fense represented by Mr. Eugene Lewis,
on the ground as before, that tbe repeal
ing of the city ordinance abrogated tbe
bond of Commissioner Booth, and there
fore the amount could not be collected
from the sureties. An appeal will be
Tbe second trial of the malpractice
suit of James O. Wanerlund against Dr.
8. C. Plummer is on trial in tbe circuit
court. Tbe jury is composed of : Messrs.
William Hastings, Claus Appelquist,
John bells, L. E. Laflin. Parker Gale,
William McGuin. David Ulam, Arnold
Oswald. James Treavor, Thomas Fuller,
Louis Range and William Levi. W. A.
Meese appears for the plaintiff, and
Sweeney & Walker for tbe defense.
Davepert Camlrartafor Mere Pavlsf
Tbe paving committee of the Daven
port city council let a contract for eigh
teen blocks of paving yesterday to Walsh
& Edwards. The Rock ford Construct I
tion Company's bid amounted to f 61,364
and Edwards & Walsh's f C2.520 90, mak
ing a difference of $1,161.90 in favor of
the Rockford Construction Company.
Tbe latter's bid for drain tile was $192.53
less than Edwards & Walsh, making a
total difference of $1,354 43 in favor of
the Rockford people, but tbe Davenport
folks were not willing to trust to Rock
Island brick. They wanted Bardolpb,
and the Democrat says:
After the decision tbe representative of
tbe Rockford company protested that his
company had not received fair pity, but
tbe reasons for tbe decision were ex
plained, and he was advised if he wished
to contest the matter, further, to appear
before tbe council at its cession when the
contract will be awarded, and plead his
cause, assisted by a lawyer if he so de
sired. Fair play to all parties concerned
was the aim of the committee, but tbe
matter of price is not of so much mo
ment as the substantiality of the material
to be used.
Tonight occur the republican caucuses.
and there has been some tall bustling
among candidates today in the way of
late fixing. Campbell, Southwell and
Donaldson have been particularly ener
getic in tbe city, and tbe same is true,
ao doubt, in other townships where the
ambitious whose hopes and fears are to
be settled next Tuesday, reside. The
brielity contest is the most animated,
and it claims the deepest interest Pear,
all teemed for a time to have the pole
on all bis rivals, but Donaldson has been
getting in some quiet, but hard licks of
late, that are likely to knock all calcula
tions of either Pearsall or tbe best posted
members of the g. o. p. He is liable to
make a showing in town tonight, at any
Late New br Win.
rOUt AT THE PULLMAN WORKS.
Cbtbaoo, June 6 A fire occurred in
the Pullman Palace Car works early
this morning. It was in the hammer
bop, just rebuilt from the previous de
struction by fire. Tbe cause is unknown,
but the loss not heavy.
MRS. LAN8TRT ILL.
London, June 6. Mrs. Langtry, the
actress, is suffering from a severe attack
Wanted A good appetite. You can
have it easy enough by taking Hood's
Saraaparilla. It tones the digestion and
caret sick headache.
NEVER WILL DOWN.
The Question of How to Pos
IT PLAGUES BOTH Y0UB HOUSES,
And Both Are Hammering Away at the.
Silver Problem The Representatives
Likely to Get Tfcrongh This Week Ua-
' der "Hostler" McKlnley's Prod Shei
bsb Has His Say ia the Beaate Repub
lican Caucus on the Election Bills Offi
Washington Citt, June 6. Sherman
tackled the silver question yesterday, and
aa his wont "Honest John" didn't leave
anybody In doubt aa to his position on the
aubjelt. Ha characterized the bill before
the senate as an uneasy ghost, wandering
without fatber, without compass, with
out guide, with no one to call for a vote
upon it, and no one to demand a solution
of the difficult question. He admitted
that the people of this country needed a
larger circulating medium than m other
countries, but nowhere else were substi
tutes for paper money better understood
or more in use than ia tbe United States.
He attributed the decreased prices for
agricultural products to tbe opening up of
new fields in the west; reduced coet of
transportation; doubling of railroad mile
ageand tbe quadrupling of capacity of
railroads and steamboat for transporta
tion, and to the trusts.
Comes Out for a Gold Standard.
It was claimed that the effect of the free
coinage of silver would be to advance tbe
price at once to a parity with gold. He
denied it. Its result would be to demon
etize gold, and to cause gold to be hoard
ed or exported. He was for a high stand
ard, and that standard gold. He was
for the abandonment of silver as a money
metal, leaving it to be used only as a sub
The Record on Demonetization.
Stewart then proceeded once more to re
iterate that congress did not know what it
was doing when it passed the demonetiza
tion act of 1873. He declared that the amend
ment that demonetized silver was never
read in either house. It was simply re
ferred to in the conference report as amend
ment number 6, so that no senator or mem
ber knew what he was voting for.
Sherman then produced the original bill
of IS73 from the files of the senate, kept by
McDonald, the chief clerk of the senate, 10
show that not only was the amendment
read and voted on in tbe senate, but that
it was amended on his (Sherman's) mo
The Ouetttion Ip la the Hon.
Silver was also the subject of debate in
the bouse, but McKinley, who is nothing
if not a legislative "bustler," opened the
ball with a resolution that will very ef
fectually prevent the representatives from
spreading the debate out like the senate
has done. Hie resolution, which was
adopted, with several Republicans voting
in the negative, shots out, so the Demo
crats claimed, about all amendments ex
cept what are offered by the coinage com
mittee, and this the Democrats vigorous
ly opposed, saying that it would prevent a
vote on the question of free coinage. The
Republicans denied t his and said as many
amendments could be offered as under the
general rules. The resolution also pro
vided for the ordering of the previous
question at 3 p. m. to-morrow.
Caucus Bill as a Substitute.
The decks having thus been cleared for
action the original house bill was read,
and then Conger immediately offered the
bill agreed to by ednesday night's cau
cus as a substitute. This bill provides for
the purchase of silver bullion in the ag
gregate amount or 4,o()0,000 worth each
month at the market price, not exceeding
l for 371.25 grains of pure silver, and for
the issue therefor of full legal tender
treasury notes, redeemable in coin, and re
issuable, provided that the amount out
standing shall never be greater than tbe
cost of the bullion purchased by their
issue; and such notes may be held as part
or the national bank reserves.
The Bland Art Repealed.
The Bland silver dollar act of 1S7S is re
pealed, and the treasury given author
ity to redeem the notes in silver bullion at
tbe market price. He is also instructed to
coin such portions of the bullion as may
be necessary for the redemption of the
notes. Whenever the market price of silver
is tl for 871.25 grains, free coinage of sil
ver shall be authorized.
National Bank Note Redemption.
The bill provides that "the balances
standing with the treasurer of the United
States to the respective credits of national
banks for deposits made to redeem the
circulating notes of such banks, and all
deposits thereafter received for like pur
pose shall be covered Into the treasury as
miscellaneous receipt, and the treasurer
of the United States shall redeem from
the general cash in the treasury the circu
lating notes of said bank which may come
into his possession subject to redemption;
and upon the certificate of the comptroller
of the currency that such notes have been
received by him, and that they have been
destroyed and that no new notes will be
Issued in their place, reimbursement of
their amount shall be made to the treas
urer, under such regulations as the secre
tary of the treasury may prescribe, from
an appropriation hereby created, to be
known as 'national bank notes redemp
tion account.' "
Three Amendments Offered.
McComas moved to amend the substi
tute by adding to section six the words:
"And the purchase of silver bullion shall
be suspended while it is being so deposited
Taylor of Illinois offered an amendment
to the original bill providing that if tbe
net amount of silver bullion received shall
be leas than $2,000,000 in any one month.
the secretary of the treasury shall on the
succeeding month purchase a sufficient
amount to supply the deficiency.
O'Donneil of Michigan moved to amend
the amendment by striking out 12,000,000,
and inserting $3,000,000. This exhausted
all tbe amendments which can be offered
under the rules; and although Bland was
on his feet demanding recognition, he was
ignored by the speaker.
Confer Advocates the Measure.
Conger said that all general legislation
must, of necessity, be a sort of compro
mise. So the bill before the house to-day
was not entirely satisfactory to every one.
It was not snch a bill as would be drawn
by the gentleman from Massachusetts
(Walker) or the gentleman from Mis
souri (Bland). It was not entirely satis
factory to himself. He believed that the
bill first reported was the best. But this
was the bill which the majority believed
would greatly improve the present status
and make a long stride in the direction
tbe government ought to go. It would
add f. 54,000,01.10 treasury notes to our circu
lation every year. They would immedi
ately go into circulation, because the sec
retary must pay for the bullion with these
notes and with nothing else.
Williams Hugs-eats a Scheme.
Williams of Illinois spoke in favor of
the free coinage of silver, and he contend
ed that gold did not have a fixed value.
It nominal value was fixed, but its rela
tive value changed. Under the caucus
bill, he said, the secretary of the treasury
could comply with the law and not in
crease the circulation more than $1,000,
000 a year. Some silver syndicate could
present 4,500,000 ounces of silver to tbe
secretary the first month, and receive
notes therefor. It could then return the
notes and take out the silver, and the fol
lowing month again present its silver.
And this could continue from month to
month and from year to year. After sev
eral other speeches the house adjourned.
THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD..
Important Business Still a Subject of
Washington Citt, June 6. Several bill,
were reported favorably to the senate -yes
terday, one being an approp nation of
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY JUNE 6, 1890.
$30,000 for a monument in this city to John
Ericsson. Bills granting pensions if $00
per month to the widow of Comm tnder
Winslow, of the Kearnage, and Rear Ad
miral Kdward Donaldson were pissed.
ine sliver bill discussion took npmist of
the day, Hiscock and Sherman opr osing
the senate bill. Sherman declare. 1 for
a si.igle standard and that gold, and the
abandonment of silver except for subsid
In the house the railway committee re
ported a bill to settle the Central and
Union Pactflc railway debts. Masoi in
troduced a bill to amend the intei'state
commerce law so as to allow railways to
make special rates for theatrical et m po
nies. At McKinley 's motion tbe house
took up the silver bill with the provision
that it shall be voted upon Saturday. The
Democrats made a vigorous demand for
more time for amendment, but failsd to
get it. Anderson of Kansas, Bartine, Con
nell, DeHaven, Feathers tone, Furston,
Kelly, Morrow, Herman, and Towiiaend
of Colorado voted with the Demo Tata.
Conger of Iowa moved the substitution of
the bill agreed upon at Wednesday night's
caucus, and after a few amendments had
been offered the debate began, but with
out action the house adjourned.
Discussed the Election Bills.
Washington Citt, June 6. There was
a slim attendance at the caucus of Repub
lican representatives held last niglit to
disenssthe Lodge national electiot bill
and the Rowel 1 bill to improve and ex
tend the present system of federal super
vision. Both bills were discussed thor
oughly, but no agreement was mxhed
and further discussion was postponed to
next Tuesday night, when a vote wi .1 be
CONCOCTED BY BRITONS.
A Sensational Story as to That Lower Cal
ifornia Filibustering Scheme.
San Francisco, June . A special to
The Chronicle states that an invef tiga
tion into the proposed filibustering expe
dition against Lower California pt.ts a
new phase on the affair. From the evi
dence already obtained it appears that
the president of the Mexican Land and
Colonization company had concocted a
scheme for the annexation of the penin
sula tothe British empire. It was pro
posed to colonize Lower California and
secure concessions from the Mexican gov
ernment, and foment dissensions which
would jeopardize English interests. Then
the interference of England was to be
A British Protectorate.
It is alleged that Mayor Scott, matiager
of the company, assured the filibusters
that two Knglish men-of-war would be in
the vicinity of Eosenada cruising off the
coast when the new republic was to le de
clared. As soon as the declaration of in
dependence was issued the war vessels
were to enter the harbor and recognizs the
new nation. After the republic was pro
claimed Scot was of the opinion that the
United States and Mexican governments
would join in putt ing down tbe insn rrec-
tion and that Great Britain would subse
quently, on an appeal to protect the i ater-
est of her subjects, declare a protect rate
over the peninsula. The paper claims to
have documentary evidence.
Cholera is rife at Desiren on the Tigris,
A sanitary cordou has been placed an-und
The British house of commons has a ;ain
rejected a bill for a tunnel under tbe En
Gladstone and Dillon held a long con
ference at Ha warden castle Monday on
At Fremont, O., Wednesday Wil iam
Diemer. a carpenter, was overcome by the
heat, and died during the night.
The Washington National bank, of New
York city, has been authorized to com
mence business, with a capital of $300 000.
Hon. Thomas B. Reed has been renomi
nated for conirress by the First (Maine)
district Republican convention at Port
land. Roll in Beers, a young lawyer of Bri ige
port. Conn., has gone to Canada probably.
Anyhow he is an embezzler to the amcunt
Dry weather in many counties of Kansas
has cut down the winter wheat averags to
a considerable extent below the report a
The Engineering News, of New York,
says that at the present time one-fourth of
the passenger cars of this country are
heated by steam.
John James, who was sentenced to prison
at Lincoln, Ills., for vote burying, made a
break for liberty while being taken to jail
Thursday, and got clear away.
William P. Pixley, a railway labo-er,
at Butte City, Mont., has suicided be
cause bis wife and two daughters insist
ed on working as waitresses in a leer
Ida Proctor, a dissolute woman of 83,
stepped on a broken electric light wire- at
Duluth, and was slowly killed, her body
being wrapped all the. while in waves, of
The duke of Orleans, who was conducted
out of France Tuesday night by order of
President Carnot, reached Belgium Tht rs-
day morning and took breakfast with
The schooner Louis Bucki, en route from
New York for Jacksonville, Fla., vaa
burned at sea on June 8. Her crew, num
bering thirteen persons, who escaped in an
open boat, were rescued by the steamer
The famous Chartreuse monastrey. near
Grenoble, France, bas been partially de
stroyed by an explosion of dynamite, be
lieved to have been brought about by un
The Quebec government having offered
100 acres of land to each head of a family
who bas twelve or more living children,
i.uou applications have been received mm
French Canadians for the bounty.
Rev. John Busche, Roman Catholic, of
Lapeer, Mich., has joined a Protest nt
church because he fell in love wi tint mem
ber of his congregation, who has jolted
the same church. The couple will niar-y.
Noble Smithsou and James M. Vernon,
Republican candidates respectively 1'or
governor and secretary of state of Ala
bama, are ineligible in consequence of
their not having lived long enough in the
The Fife family held a reunion at Pitta
burg, Pa., Thursday. The original Fife
brothers, James and William, came to this
country 200 years ago, and over 600 of their
descendants took part in Thursday's cele
bration. Scores at the National Game.
Chicago, June 6. Yesterday's bese
ball playing resulted as follows: League:
At New York New York 2, Boston 13;
batteries Welch and Buckley, Nichols
and Bennett. At Philadelphia Brooklyn
5, Philadelphia 6; batteries Lovett aiid
Stallings, Gleason and Clements. atCin
cinnati Pittsburg 1, Cincinnati 9; batter
ies Schmitt and Berger, Rhines and Hj r
rington. Brotherhood: At New York New York
11, Brooklyn 5; batteries Ewing and E v
ing, Murphy and Dailey. rAt Philadel
phia Philadelphia 4, Boston 9; batteries
Sanders and Millgan, Radbourne, Kelly
and Sweet At Chicago Chicago 6, Pittv
burg 12: batteries Dwyer and Boyle, Galv in
and Qui nn. Rain at Cleveland stopped
Western: At Sioux City the St. Pa il
club struck yesterday on the manager f it
$4,000 back salaries, and said that thry
would not play until they were paid, nor
leave Sioux City. At Kansas City T
Moines 4, Kansas City 12; at Denver Mil
waukee 12, Denver 18; at Omaha Minne
apolis 9, Omaha 2.
Tbe Michigan Central flyer, train N i.
SO, waa wrecked in a washout Thursday
on the New York Central between Albic n
and Murray, but although six cars filled
with passengers were ditched no one wiis
STORM AND FLOOD.
Minnesota Visited by Devasta
ADDITIONAL LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE.
Farm Honsee Washed Away, Cattle
Drowned and Rnln Widespread Ex
plosion on a Tank Steamer Kills One
Man and Wonnds a Dons Railway Offi
cials Injured by a Plunge from a Trestle
The Bradshaw Disaster. "
St. Paul, Minn., June 6. The fierce
storm which raged all Wednesday night
over southern Minnesota has nearly abated,
and reports wbich are Sow coming in show
the damage heavy and widespread. Where
the rain was heaviest the wind did no dam
age, but at Chatfield and Mapleton, where
a cyclone prevailed, there was no rain. At
Red Wing the storm was terrible. Nearly
half of Goodhue county ia overflowed, and
several cases of loss of life have been re
ported. A Devastated Valley.
The Belle Creek valley Is completely
devastated and every farmhouse on bot
tom land is washed away. At daylight
yesterday a torrent of water five feet deep
and nearly two miles wide swept down
the valley, carrying everything before it.
The loss of cattle and stock is very great.
A farmer named Larson, three miles from
Red Wing, carried two children from the
flood, but his wife and two more children
The Wlthrtdge Family Missing.
A family named Withridge is missing,
and as their bouse is destroyed it is be
lieved they were all lost. At Hay Creek
the torrent carried out two mill-dams, a
mill, the station bouse and a large section
of track. The damage at Chatfield was
light. At Mapleton the bouse of Edward
Fayton wasstruck by lightning and he and
his son killed. The fire communicated to
the barn and a hired man named Miller
was burned to death.
The Dead at Bradshaw.
Yoijk, Neb., June 6. The fatalities at
Bradshaw now reich fifteen. Governor
Thayer, Attorney General Leese, and oth
er state officials arrived at the cyclone
stricken village yesterday. The wounded
have been removed to other towns or into
the country. York people are supplying
provisions. The great need is for money
and lumber. Mrs. Bruce, a widow with
six children, presented a pathetic specta
cle yesterday as she stood upon the ruins
of what had been her borne. There was
not a handful of her effects in sight.
Fnrther Imm Iowa.
Boose, la., June 6. A cyclone in Union
towuship, twenty-five miles son th west cf
this city, caused great destruction of prop
erty. The village of Mineral Ridge was
swept by the storm, which leveled every
thing in its path. The house of Kdward
Friedley was first taken and scattered to
the winds. The family was buried in the
ruins, and Mr. Friedley was taken out
badly wounded in the head and insensible
The others escaped with slight injuries.
OFFICIALS IN A WRECK.
A Special Train (iocs Thmneh a Trentle
Several Batlly Hart.
Chicago, June 6. A special to The Her
ald from I'arkersburg, W. Va., says: It
is just learned that an Ohio River rail
road special train of two cars filled with
Baltimore and Ohio railroad officials, en
route to Wheeling, went through a trestle
between here and Wheeling. The disaster
is said to be appalling, but the officials of
the road can give no information. A spe
cial train with surgeon on board has just
left Wheeling. It will be impossible to
get the details until a very late hour.
LATER. The wreck occurred at Clar
ington station. One car jumped the track
and went twenty feet over a trestle, turn
ing npside down. Several of the occu
pants of the car were badly injured and
it is a miracle that nobody was killed out
right. The following Baltimore and Ohio
oflicials were injured and will be
brought to this city: 11. Johnson,
civil engineer, maintenance of Balti
more and Ohio road, badly bruised and
cut on the head, tliih broken; J. F. Legg,
superintendent western divisions Balti
more and Ohio, right arm broken, badly
cut and bruised all over the body;
John Mock, superintendent bridges, Ohio
River road, badly hurt; A Walter, gen
eral superintendent of the Baltimore and
Ohio road, badly hurt; A. J. Sliinleton,
brakeman, badly bruised and ankle
sprained; porter of the car, slightly in
jured. A TANK STEAMER EXPLODES.
One Man Fatally and Three Others Serl
Philadelphia, June C Y. stsnlay aft
ernoon an explosion occurred in the tank
steamer Hans and Kurt, lying at the At
lantic Oil Refining company's dock at
Point Breeze, The vessel was ruined and
800,000 gallons of oil, together with con
siderable wharf property, including a
brick storage building, were destroyed by
the fire which resulted from the explo
sion. There had been no fire aboard the
vessel and no cause for the explosion is
known, unless it be spontaneous combus
tion. Thirteen Injured, One Dead.
Thirteen persons were injured, of whom
Joseph II. Quinn, a shipping clerk, was
covered with the burning oil and so badly
injured that he died soon afterward.
Haris Schonholtz, acred 37, a hoseraan of
engine No. 4, was overcome by beat and
the inhalation of smoke and is believed to
be dying. John Karl Wuent, aged 42, the
steamer's carpenter, was badly burned
and bis arm dislocated; bis condition is
serious. Henry Campen, aged 40. was
badly burned; be is in a serious condition.
Tbe money loss is about $150,000.
Mother and Sons Drowned.
New Haven, Conn., June 6. While re
turning home from school at Middlebury
yesterday Edward, aged 13, and George,
aged 10, sons of John Smith, got on a raft
and began paddling about. When about
100 yards from shore the raft capsized.
Tbe cries of tbe children brought Mrs.
Smith, mother of the boys, to tbe scene,
and she rushed into the water to save her
sons. She got into tbe deep water, how
ever, and before assistance could reach
them the mother and both sons were
Gobbled aa American Anarchist.
London, June 6. The police of Wiaen
bach, Germany, have for some days past
shadowed a newcomer in that place whose
association with men of Socialistic and
Anarchistic tendencies made him an object
of suspicion. Through patient inquiry
they learned that his name was Stengleit.
that he had recently returned to Germany
from New York, and that while in Amer
ica he was an ardent admirer and follower
of John Most. Yesterday the police vis
ited Steugleit's lodgings, where they found
a quantity of explosives and a supply of
seditious literature. Stengleit made his
appearance while bis room was being
searched, and was promptly arrested and
locked up. -
Lightning; Strikes a Base Ball Stand.
Cleveland, O., Jane 6. During the
progress of the ball game at Brotherhood
park yesterday, a thunderstorm suddenly
same np, and the 400 people in attendance
went into the pavillion for shelter. A few
minutes after the people had gained this
abetter lightning atrucK th metal ball on
top of the flag-staff, and smashed tbe pole
into splinters. Three persons were badly
atunned by the shock.
Drw Ames' Political Ambition.
Minneapolis, Minn June 6. Dr. A. A.
Ames has come out as a candidate for the
gubernatorial nomination. He made a
strong canvass four years ago and thinks
he can do better this time.
A RAID ON DEPEW.
Chicago Children Bombard the
New York Orator,
BUT THEIR MISSILES ARE FLO VERS
And the Victim Seems to Like It A Fe
licitous Address to a Throng of Little
Cinderella Some Political Wisdom
Plainly Pot for Small Feminine Who
May Some Day Vote The World's Fair
Address a Great Success.
Chicago, June 6. Hon. Chauncey M.
Depew has been in town for a couple of
days, the principal object of his presence
being to deliver an address to the Press
club on tbe World's fair, but that occasion
nas been dwarfed in Interest by a little in
cident which occurred at the Auditorium
hotel yesterday, when the great after-dinner
speaker bad to face seventy-five rosy
little lasses who are to take part in the.
production of "Cinderella." The little
girls were rosy in more senses than one, for
every one of them carried a boquet "for
Immediate consumption," as it were. They
were marshaled by Mrs. BentoSr Barnes,
and introduced by Mr. Stanley Waterloo,
of the Press club, and a prettier sight could
not be imagined than they presented as
they filed into Mr. Depew's room.
Mr. Waterloo's Introduction.
Mr. Depew was not surprised, as he had
received an intimation of this raid of in
nocence and happiness, and as he advanced
to meet his young visitors Mr. Waterloo
Mn. Depew: In making this introduc
tion I am most pleasantly and most ig
norantly situated. I don't quite under
stand it all myself. I know "only that
there is a fair sea of young ladies and chil
dren and flowers behind me, which bas
carried me to you for an introduction.
Tbe children, I understand, will explain
themselves. I am but foam on the crest
of a rose-colored wave, knowing nothing,
just carried. You are surrounded and cap
tured, and what will be done with you I
do not know. I imagine it will be nothing
serious. I leave you in sweet trouble."
Taffy for the Great Orator.
Little Miss Jeffrey presented the dis
tinguished orator a bouquet and then an
other pretty mite stepped forward and
"Mr. Depew: I suppose you are won
dering what we are all here for, and I'll
be frank and tell you. We've always
heard that yon were the very nicest man
in the world, and we wanted to see just
what you looked like. We have brought
you a bouquet, and we want you to tell
the New York folks that tbe flowers on
the western prairies are prettier than their
hot-house plants, and that Chicago girls
haven't such big feet. The flowers are
from 'Cinderella,' who is going to take
the stage at the Auditorium the night
after you get through with it. And we
want you to le our godfather, and rail
road us through to success. We have a
good godmother, you know, and oh, Mr.
Depew, if yon will tell all the ieople who
are at your show to go to our show we
will be ever so much obliged. And if you
want to lie president. Mr. Depew, we'll
make our fathers and our brothers vote
Actually Made Him lClu.h.
Mr. Depew bowed a dozen times and
smiled. "Well, young Indies." wiid he,
"this is the first time I've blushed for
many years, and I thought I had got ot
of that habit. But to be surrounded by
snch a bevy of Cinderellas makes me feel
as if I had gone back thirty years to the
time when 1 would not have dared stand
before yon. I have received a great many
unique and charming but lefore be
could proceed the little ones lx-gan pre
senting Ixwq nets, and upon Mrs. Hurtles
saying: "Throw them, children, throw
them," the bouquets began to fly through
the air as thick as rain drops during a
summer shower. They liegan to pile up
in Mr. Depew's arms who caught them
very cleverly, by the way until they
reached as high as his bead. II is face, was
not visible, except as it smiled through
the mass of roses which covered it.
A I.eson in roll tics.
"Well," continued Mr. Depew, after the
bombardment had ceased, "well, Jessie,
Agnes, Ethel, Gladys, Lilly, and all of you
for I know you all my wife has often
said that she has never been jealous of nie,
but I am glad that she is not here now.
Laughter. If there is any one thing
more delightful than another, it is the af
fectionate offering of children. Why, I
would rather have these flowers tnrown at
me by yon children, than to have tbe pres
dential nomination hurled at me in the big
Auditorium. Applause. liecause, if by
any strange possibility such an accident
shonld happen three years from now, I
would know that Itchiud the votes which
nominated me would he the voters think
ing what offices they were to get. Laugh
ter. It-Leaves a Bitter Tate.
"In my experience I have found that of
the great many things which make a man
feel proud there are some which leave a
bitter taste. If a political body wants to
do you honor you find at the same time
that they are thinking of foreign mis
sions, consulates or custom house appoint
ments; if a charitaMe organization comes
and tells you how fascinating, witty, and
eloquent you are, you can be sure that
they are going to ask for a speech to help
them out. There is a can of dynamite un
der the compliment, and when you get
home the dynamite explodes and shatters
the compliment. But girls like you, inno
cent, charming, delightful when you
come to me I don't know what to say
words are unequal to the task. I can only
drop a tear, place my hand on my heart
and say thank you.
Slander on Chicago Refuted.
"I understand that you are rehearsing for
a play to be produced soon, and that you
have chosen 'Cinderella,' in order to re
fute the slanders about the extent of
ground covered by the Chicago belle. For
my part I have seen no feet at all since I
have been here. I am going to carry the
message back to New York that the feet
of Chicago girls are invisible. Laughter.
The Good Book defines three great virtues
faith, hope, and charity and the great
est of these is charity. Now there are dif
ferent kinds of charity. There is a char
ity that has a sting, which leaves a bitter
taste. But the charity that comes from
tbe feet of Cinderella as ehe dances for a
fund to alleviate suffering goes out in
aweet incense from loving girlish hearts.
Acknowledges to a Weakness.
"As I stand here and look into yonr
faces I am reminded that it has always
been a weakness of mine to admire pretty
girl. My wife approved of this weakness np
to the time we were married, because she
thought she was the only pretty girl whom
I admired, Now, however, she doesn't
approve it; she says I am getting too old
and grey. It set -jib to me t hat as I go
through life, loving pretty girls in an in
nocent, and fraternal way, I am only pay
ing tribute to her. She doesn't look at it
in that light, however. Laughter. Now,
m tell you why I love pretty girls. I
love them because they remind me of the
two women to whom I owe all that I am,
all that I have achieved my mother and
His Hatred of Banquets! O My!
"If I did not have to go to a banquet to
morrow night and I hate banquets, and
never go unless I am dragged there I
would go npon the stage and stand god
father to you in any uniform that you
might devise, I hope that whatever cheer
may be given to-night they'll not be for
me, but for the fair of which I speak will
be redoubled for you when you give your
performance. And now, good-bye. I would
like to kiss you all."
"Good-bye," chirruped the seventy-five
vAces in the chorus, and kissing their
hands, the children marched out of the
room, while the happiness in their faces
Irradiated the whole building.
Time Is money.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PEICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
" 115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
The AmalKniMteil Aiwrlal Ion.
riTTsBL KG, I'a., Jun - Yesterday's
sessions of the Amalgamated association
were ot-cupied in diseussiou if the scale
for boiling iron. It was learnediast night
that there is a strong hentinieut aiming a
majority of the wge committee fai-oring
a slight advance in the waye wale iu all
depurtmcuis. The advance, however, will
n., it is aid, exceed 5 per cent.
The Tildes Will ase.
New York, June fi. Judge Reach, in
the supreme court, has signed the finding
submitted by the plaintiff in the Tilden
trust case. Judge heach holds the bequest
for the trust to be illegal and void, and in
capable of being carried into effect by
judicial decree. Governor Tilden, is found
to have died intestate as to the residue of
Chicaoo, June 5w
Follow ing aro tbe quotations on the board
of trade to-day: V heat No. 2 June, opened
V-, closed WVhc; Jmy, opened ttic, cUued
9 Hk-; September, op ned ttic, rinsed .wc
C .rn No. X Jane, opened S r; cla el
July, opened 944c closed !4Tc; September,
opened ;;Sc closed 35Ar. Oats No. i June,
opened 37V4c, closed 28' no; July, opened 27-,
closed 2".4o: September, opened : 44c, closed
Stnc. IVtrk July, opened $12.t: closed $li!fi;
September, opened and closed $13.10. Lard
July, opened (A.ikl. closed $6iei.
Live sto -k Union tWk yanls prices were
quoted as follows: Hogs Marktt ojened
moderately active aid rather wak. with
prires Mc loner liRht grndt-s, ta-WiiaTT;
rough larking, t3.&7 i. mixed lots, H.i
(3.75: heavy iacking and shipping lots,
Cattle Steady but slow, beeves. $3.i.fft;
cows and mixed. $1.5Uu-3.(; stotkers and
feeders, $2 50&4.UI-. Texas grswe s, fcth34.r.&
Sheep Steady; muttons, H-UiaS-SO; lambs,
Produce: Butter-Finest creameries,
IV4 per lb : finmt dairies, lulllr; packing.
stock. 4iiAz. Ekss Strictly fvesh. liiilic
per doz. t ouliry Chickens, 8,i,c ir lb.:
turkeys. To: ducks. c: geese t i".i-Vm per
aos. I olatova - On track common and mixed,
ft3V 1-er bo; feerle s. sitiiS- : burbanks,
SUttAe; sweet potatoes, $3.jlii;L75 per bbL
Apples $4. U5.(M per bbl. Strawberries .Sc
New Yokk, June S.
Vl:eat No. 2 red winter, tar ca h;
do June, SWo; do July, BTic; do August,
95c Corn-No, 2 mixed. 43c cash: do Jnne
41c, do July, 41ic Oats-Itoll; No. 2
mixed, 8t4e cash: do June, 33i4c: do Jo y,
3!c Rye and karley- Nominal. Fork
trail; moss, J 13.75714. i Lai d-Steal y: July.
..!; August, J6.42.
Live Stock: Cat tie-Easy but no trading in
beeves; dressed beef, firm; native aides. 64.T
"Vc (J . Sheep and Lam ha Sheep ruled
sle"y: lambs, tc ft lower; sheen, $4.5
6.00 9 100 fts: lambs, 96.75&8.a. Hoes Markrt
nominally st. ady; live hogs, H.(i34.0 "J 1(0
Hay Upland prairie, f S0U.os
ay Tlntdtay fTJuai t 50.
Hay WUtt, aiO 00.
Oats 17 2S
Cord Wood$g 5 4.10.
This powder sever varies. A marvel of 'purity
strength and wholesomaess. More eeooomica
than the ordinary kinds, and can not be sold in
competttkm wlta the multitude of kw test, short
weight alum r prphosptiate powders . ttol4 nu
saat. Kotai. Baku a fownaaCoiaa WaU
-THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES -
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL,
ARCADE CIGAR STORET
1808 SECOND AVE., . . ROCK ISLAND.
FINE LINK OF
v Domestic, Key West and Imported Cigars.
taBo Trade a specialty.
CITY PAINT SHOP
DRUCKMIIIER & CO..
All kind, of W WM
Painting, Graining, Paper
mm ji wors warranted and done to order on short notice
8hop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th
Daler ia New and
Second Hand Goods
OT ETKBT DESCRIPTION.
The hlk-he. price paid for Kood.ofaar kind. Will trade, eell or bay ,r thing.
No. 1614 Second Arenoe.
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1826 Third avenue,
where be would be pleased to see his friends. '
Br AU kinds of drinks as well as Ale and Porter, and the well known Hrt.w .. ,
only place i. the city whs . you can get IU Roast Beef LnncV.Teo?, to?M 2 m'
CH AS. DANNACHERz:
All kinds of CUT rmirsna -
One Block North of Central Park.
The lara-eat In Iowa.
P. W. HERLITZKA.
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
. for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hade ta the latest style. Also repairing done with neatness andjllapatca.
Tbemosteellrious inthetri-rities. tnsde from parecrrsm
and flavored wiih tU the popular flavors, in any u a.tiiy to
parties UUWc',0n PW to "Pl-'Ji-K P''. private
Hanging and Kalsom
Brad j Street
' " ""u-
ru-'H III BTUHB,
108 BradT Street
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