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IIKHOI KATIO TU KIX
For United States Senator Johh M. Palmkb.
For tate Tienstirer Koward 8. Wilson.
ForSnpt. of Public Instruction.. ..Henry Raab.
. ,,,, , ) Joiin Hkvamt.
For Trustees Illinois N w JKaham.
t,uiverUy, ) ....Kiciiard D. Mokoan.
The Chicago llerahl thinks that John
Wanamaker's gift or a $20,000 cottase
at Cape May to Mrs. Benjamin Harrison,
and the latler's prompt acceptance of the
gratuity, eabily make up the most scan
dalous and disgraceful acts of anything
that the country has seen since the sec
ond term of Grant. It says that it is bad
enough that John Wanamaker, who
rained a ciganlic corruption fund in 1SSS.
should have been paid for his services by
appointment to the cabinet, but it is even
worse that he should characterize
bis official career by making such
gifts to the . wife of the man who
placed him, and that his insulting
generosity should be accepted without a
blush. It iustly says that the tone of the
Harrison administration was pitched
lower than that of any other within the
memory of the present generation. It
entered office bound and gagged by the
corrupt and vicious elements of the party.
It has gone speedily from bad to worse.
The gift-taking stage has now been
reached. A year more and we shall hear
of the sale of offices, a safe burglary or
two, and probably a Credit Mobilier and
a salary grab.
Hacrarrral t rcsisjob.
The republican census enumerators ap
pear to have made a poor job of it in
Chicago, as well as in Rock Island and
elsewhere in the state. The Chicago
Unless the census figures of Chicago
are revised and amended to correspond
with facts, the reported population of the
city will fall KHl.OOO behind the actual
population. The time for the completion
of the enumeration expired Saturday. June
" 14, but the enumerators have ostensibly
three dava of grace, expiring Wednesday
the 18th inst., in cases where their work
- is still incomplete. They may be able to
gf t over the omitted ground in this time-,
and to add names not already included in
their tables. The complaints and no
tices of omitted families come from all
parts of the city, but mostly, of course.
from the wards where newspapers ire
most generally read . No conjecture can
be given as to the extent of the over
sights and omissions in the non English
speaking sections of the city, where the
results of compulsory education in the
tngliNh language will at some time ap
pear, but in which now the language of
the country is as little spoken or under
stood as in the depths of Bohemia, Italy
Men of good intelligence and fitted for
the work should have been appointed to
take the census. But a man known to
be worthy and fitted for the work could
not get a job, unless he had "a pull"
somewhere the man of "inflooence" to
support him. Two or three congressmen,
intent on being renominated, controlled
these appointments. For each enumera
tor it was a ftJo or 75 job. The primaries
and congressional conventions were held
in the wards and towns while the census
work was under way. It is altogether
probable that in many instances the ward
''heelers" and the bummer politicians who
had secured the census job took a few
days off for the purpose of helping to
paek delegations at the primaries.
Unless this shabby work of the census
takers can be revised and completed it
will be an injury to Chicago in every
way. A reported population far below
the facts will go into the census tables
for the next decade. Chicago will fall
behind the place in municipal rank which
it is entitled to hold. The claims of our
population will appear to have been mere
airy braggadocio, and other claims of
business growth and prosperity will be
discredited. Somebody should be called
to account by public opinion, and there
should be a method provided for mending
and correcting the irregularities of this
imperfect and disgraceful job.
THE MEN NOT ALL DEAD.
t:ntomleil Miner at Itunliar Heard From
A Wife's Steadfast Hope.
Dl'NBAK, Tit., June 'JO. General Man
ager Haz.ard wan seen late Inst evening.
"Von may say," he aaid. "that there are
men down in the mine alive. They have
been heard from. We do not expect to
reach them till 3 or 3 o'clock to-morrow
morning. They will lie taken care of.
The Catholic priests are down in the mine
at the present time. They will stay there
till the opening is made. I have ordered
a eoriM fif physician to lie at hand ready
for anything. We don't want to let the
people know outside, liecauxe the excite
ment would lie t greut. We will reach
Waiting; to Welcome Her II unhand.
Of the hundreds who have none through
all p host's of hoie to despair there is one
whose steadfast faith ban been more than
encouraging even when the affair looked
the blackest. Ilavid Davis, an old Welsh
miner, wo at one time intombed nine
days in a mine in Cornwall, and his wife
never ave up. She remembers that day,
and should David Davis ever emerge from
the mines here lie will find a woman calm
ly awaiting at the door to welcome him.
Bha patiently reieata to all visitors that
Davy will come, and no amount of reason
ing or argument will make her believe
that her husband is not alive and hoping
for his final return to her as placidly as
he awaits his coming.
TWO BAD INDIAN BOYS.
One of Them Shot While Engaged in a
Reprehensible Eu terprlae.
Shawneetown, L T., June S. Two In
dian boys at the government school for
Indian children were Busjieetecl by Irofes
sor Harvey of paying clandestine visits at
night to the apartments of two Iudian
girln. The professor a few nights ago
armed himself with a double-barreled gun,
and watched for the boys. They soon
niada their npjiearance, and started to
climb into the girls' room, by means of a
rope ladder. The professor called on them
to stop, but they only climbed the faster.
The professor tht-n shot at them, inflicting
a- very serious wound on one of them. The
Shawnee Indians are very much excited
over the matter.
Plumber JClttct Officer.
Denver, Colo., June 20. The pi u unb
ar' national convention baa elected the
following named officers: President, Rob
art Griffith, of Chicago; vioe president,
Joseph A. McDonald, of New York; sec
retary, Joseph K. Allcock, of Chicago;
treasurer. J. Lyons, of Brooklyn. The
next annual convention will ba held in
The Silver Bill Changes Major
ities in the Mouse.
A HOT FIGHT AGAINST REFERENCE,
Resulting In State of Affairs That Sug
gests the Query: "Where Are We Now?"
AH the Vote, However, Carried by
the Democrats The Speaker's Defense
of His Action Springer's Warm Ie
nnnrlatlon Ceneral Capital City Motes.
Washington Citt, June SO. Yesterday
was a great day in the house for the silver
men. The fight over the reference of the
silver bill began as soon as the journal
had been read, and was kept np until ad
journment at 7 p. m., the result being a
Democratic victory, the Democrats being
reinforced by seven free coinage Repub
licans. After the immediate consideration
moved by Bland had been voted down
Wednesday, the chair instructed the clerk
to record the silver bill referred to the
committee on coinage, weighta, and meas
ures. This was "pizen" to the free eoinage
men, as that committee is opposed to free
coinage, and they girded up their loins
and prepared to make it interesting for
the speaker when the house again con
vened. The first gnn was fired when the
journal had been read, as is customary,
the clerk omitting certain routine matters,
among which was the silver bill reference.
Upon Mills objecting, the speaker directed
the full reading, which was done.
A Lively Scene to Begin With.
Then McKinley, who with Mills, was
watching for recognition, caught the
speaker's eye and moved the approval of
the journal, demanding the previous
question. Mills protested and Springer
got excited, and shouted out to the speak
er: "You canlgnore the rights of repre
sentatives of the people, but the people
will put yon down at the polls next No
vemlier, and your party with you." This
was rapturously applauded by the Demo
crats. The speaker remained calm and
the vote was taken, resulting in eleven
majority again the previous question, thus
refusing to approve the journal. The Re
publicans who refused to vote with their
party were Rartine of Nevada, Dehaven of
California, Kelly of Kansas, Kerr of Iowa,
l.ind of Minnesota, Morrow of California,
and Townsend of Colorado. Applause by
me Democrats. J
Mills Mores a Correction.
When the applause had ceased the
speaker recognized Mills, who offered a
resolution that the order of reference made
by the speaker of the silver hill to the
committee on coinage, weights and meat
urea was incorrect under the rules of the
house, and was made without authority
under the rules, and resolving that the
journal lie corrected by striking the entry
from it. Cannon raised the point of or
der that the resolution proposed to strike
out an entry which recorded a question of
fact, which point Mills characterized as
the most alisurd and reckless position he
liad ever secu a man take. He declared
that the house kept the journal, not the
HHaker. Springer claimed that the bouse
had the right to revise the journal and
said that the purpose of the reference was
to prevent the house voting on the bill.
Hutterworth Makes a I'olnt.
Butterworth said that the resolution of
fered recited that a certain thing win
done; that it was done erroneously, and
that liecause it was done erroneously it
was not done at all. laughter. He con
tended that under the rules the speaker
was annuitized to make the reference. The
resolution rebuked the speaker for con
forming to the plain letter of the rules,
and to vote for it meant to unhorse the
Republicans and put the Democrats in
the saddle. Anderson, though a free
coinage man, supported the speaker's rul
ing, and in reply to a qneut ion. Conger,
chairman of the coinatre committee, said
he had no intention of preventing silver
Itisrnssing the Roles.
Cannon, replying to the assertions of the
Democrats that tho Republican leaders
would not iermit a vote on free coinage,
said, "The majority can do anything it de
sires." (Derisive Democratic laughter)
The discussion proceeded at great length
as to whether the sjieaker was right in his
reference of the bill under the rules. Prec
edents were cited on both sides. Mills
said that his point was that the bill un
der the rules was on the speaker's table,
to be disposed of by the house, and Breck
inridge of Kentucky declared that the
speaker's action was not erroneous, but il
legal and consequently void in other
words Mills was right, and, instead of the
bill having lieen referred, it was still on
Speaker Keed's Statement.
Then the speaker liegan to talk. He said
he desired the members of the house to di
vest themselves of the idea that any un
usnal proceed ure bad taken place in con
nection with this bill. The reference of
bills of this kind and in this way had
been a daily occurrence since the adop
tion of the present rules. The chair de
sired also that the house should know
that this particular transaction did not
take place in a corner. In the regular
course of business the journal clerk had
informed the speaker that among the list
of bills to lieT referred under the rules to
appropriate committees was the silver
bill with senate amendments.
Itlaml and Springer Consulted.
The speaker had been asked whether he
had any particular direction to make in
regard to it. Knowing the bill to lie one
of grave public importance, and anxious
that he should have all possible light on
the subject, the chair had consulted the
Democratic members tit the committee on
rules iilount aud McMillan, and the
gentlemen from -Missouri and Illinois
Bland nnd Springer, not for the pur
pose of throwing any responsibility upon
them, but in order that he might benefit
by any light they might be able to give.
After conversing with those gentlemen
it had seemed clear to the chair that the
rules of the house covered the question,
and that his duty was to treat the bill as
he would treat any other measure. Ac
cordingly the clerk was not directed to
make any change in regard to the refer
ence. The Ouestlon of Reference.
Did this bill contain provisions which,
under the rules, ought to tie considered in
committee of the whole? There was a pro
vision in the original house bill by which
cot-tain bullion was to lie purchased and
certificates issued thereon. The senate
amendment was an amendment for free
coinage, aud for thia an appropriation was
made. If anything was clear in parlia
mentary law, it was that thia bill waa one
of those which would be properly consid
ered in committee of the whole; and thia
being so, it was the obvious duty of the
chair to refer It in the same manner in
which hundreds and thousands of bills
had been referred during the present ses
sion. Cannon's Toint Overruled.
the point of order raised by the gentle
man from Illinois Cannon put the chair
in an embarrassing position, liecause the
proposed action of the house was a declar
ation that an error had been made in par
liamentary law. It was proposed to erase
from the journal a question of fact. While
the chair might have some doubt about
the point of order, he felt that it waa a
question which the house ought to deter
mine. He would, therefore, overrule the
point tti ws t'"-' " the Question to
The Result of the Voting.
Then the voting began. - Cannon moved
to table Mills' resolution; rejected yeas,
118; nays, 123. Bartine, Carter, Dellaven,
Kwart, Kelly, Morrow, and Townsend of
Colorado; Republicans, voting with the
Democrats. Mills' resolution waa then
agreed to yeas, 131; nays, 118. McKinley
changed his vote so as to move a recon
sideration, which he did, but Hills moved
to lay the motion on the table, which
alao carried yeas, 131; nays, 114. "
TI1.E KOCK ISLAM D ARGUS, FRIDAY, J ONE 20, ls90.
Kndoraed the Speaker, After All. I
Mills then asked to withdraw the pre-
mlila wrhi'.K !. KA
reference made by the speaker, referring'
the silver bill to the committee on coinage,
weights, and measures, waa incorrect un
der the rules of the house, and done vith
out authority under aaid rules. McKin
ley objected, and the question recurre I on
the adoption of the preamble. It waa lost
yeas, J 19; nays, 131. Republican ap
plause. Springer moved the approval of
the journal as amended, pending which,
on motion of McKinley, the house ad
journed. Where Are We Now, Anyhow?
The result of the struggle is in dcubt.
Every one is asking. Where is the s lver
bill)1 Republicans say it is still in the
committee on coinage, weights and meas
ures, while the Democrats declare it has
been recalled from that committee and
placed upon the speaker's table, whence it
may be taken by a majority vote for con
sideration. The chances are that Heed
will hold the bill to be still in the
hands of the coinage committee and
that the bitter struggle will be renewed.
In that event the speaker is likely to be
sustained. It was noteworthy yesterday
that Payson and the more conservative
silver Republicans voted steadily with the
speaker, showing thst the terms of the
compromise on a liberal silver bill an still
iu force. The outlook Is that the speaker
and the president together will be able to
defeat the senate bill and put in its place
the measure coining 4,500,000 ounces per
AN OFF DAY IN CONGRESS.
Very Little Done in the Senate The
Honse Corrects the Journal.
Washington City, June 30. After the
favorable report of a few bills aud thu in
troduction of a few more of no general in
terestin the senate yesterday, Cameron
offered a resolution as a substitute for
Quay's, offered Wednesday, in the matter
of the serjeant-at-arms. Cameron's reso
lution provides for the employment of an
additional page during the present session
in order to get around the discharge of the
page Quay is making the fight alont.
Both resolutions were referred. The leg
islative, executive and judicial appropria
tion wai then taken up, but laid uside
aid a presidential veto of the bill to
change the boundaries of the Um iom
pahgre reservation received. The remain
der of the session was devoted to eulogies
on Representatives Wilbur and Kittling,
of New York.
The whole day in the house was spent
in a successful effort to correct
the journal iu regard to the refer
ence to the coinage, weights and
miasures committee of the silver bill.
Knough Republicans voted with the Dem
ocrats to strike the reference of the bill
from the record. The Republicans so vot
ing were Bartine, Carter, De Haven, Kw
art, Kelley, Morrow, and Townsend of
Report on the National Election I. vr.
Wasiiinoton Citt, June 30. The re
port of the bouse committee on the elec
tion of president and vice president on
the national election bi 11 refers to the sec
tion of the constitution which provides
that the "times, places and mannir of
holding elections for senators and rpre
sentatives shall lie prescribed in each state
by the legislature thereof; but the congress
may at anytime bylaw make or alter
s.ich regulations, except as to the pla of
choosing senators," as full authority
for the bill, and justifies the legislation on
the ground that whether correct or not
there is an impression abroad in the land
that in many congressional districts the
elections are not fair. The committee says,
however, that the evidence is abun lout
that the above impression is correct.
Tan-American Customs t'nion.
Washington Citt, June 20. The i resi
dent transmitted to congress yesterday
the report and recommendations of the
international conference on "cusloins
union," together with a letter from Sec
retary Blaiue statiug the advantagi-s in
trade which would accrue to the Uiited
States from such a union. The secretary
suggests the idea of subsidizing line of
ships to South American ports and guard
edly intimates that it would be well for
congress to put into the tariff bill a pro
vision that whenever any of the South
American republics admit United States
products free the United States will ad
mit the products from those repuilics
free into this country also.
I.ynian Asks at New Hearing.
Washington Citt, Jnne 20. Civil frv
ice Commissioner I.yman, who was cen
sured by the house committee whicL in
vestigated the charges against the com
mission, has stated to a memlier of the
committee that he considers the findings
of the committee unjust, and has reqm sted
the committee to allow him to appear he
fore it and make a statement. He will
probably be heard.
William Brigham, a Detroit million
aire, died in that city Wednesday evening.
Complaint of inenciency of cei sua.
takers are loud at Buffalo, Albany and
Rochester, N. Y.
The First National bank of North Bal
timore, O., capital 100,000, has been au
thorized to begin business.
Two hundred and fifty Mormon immi
grants reached New York Thursday
in their way to Salt Iake City.
Robert A. Ward, champion half-mile
runner of the United States, died sudien
ly at Hillsdale, Mich., Wednesday night.
Mrs. Lizzie Akerman, of Memphis,
Tenn., haa been sentenced to ten yean in
the peniteutiary for killing her husband.
The directors of the Chicago World's
fair are negotiating with the Illinois Cen
tral with a view of using the Iake Front
park for a site for the fair.
A roach containing fifteen young li dies
and drawn by four horses went over an
embankment near Johnstown and all sus
tained more or less painful injuries.
If the governor and attorney genert l of
California are successful the 'Frisco Ath
letic club will cease to lie the paradise of
prize fighters. The officials are mo-lug
to suppress these exhibitions.
Anuie Felton Reynolds was graduited
as a dentist from the Boston Dental col
lege Thursday, w inning the first priao for
aeuior honors. She ia the first woman
dentist to be graduated in Massacusetta.
Two census enumerators at Milwaukee
J. F. Borchardt and John T. Kelly have
been arrested on orders from Washin.jtou
City, because they hired two cheap men to
do their work, while they took it easy and
reaped the profit.
Miss Rose Farwell (daughter of Senator
Farwell, of Illinois), who was graduited
at Lake Forest university Wednesday, waa
married Thursday noon in the Presbyte
rian church at that place to Hobart C.
Taylor, of Chicago.
ITfhe Des Moines river land settlers
have decided not to further contest the
cases with the navigation company, but
will sne the United States to recover the
money (with Interest) which they jaid
Uncle Sum for the land.
William Sinsabaugh and F. H. Smith,
of Chicago, bad a quarrel Thursday, and
the former struck at the latter. The men
were separated before either was hit, and
Sinsabaugh went to his barn wheieha
fell dead from heart disease.
Katie Sheehan, a waiter in a Peoria
(Ills.) restaurant disappeared Tuesday
night, after returning from an exoursion,
and her body waa later fished from tha
river. It is asserted that ehe had lieen
criminally assaulted first and then kii led.
A pay train collided with a freight t urea
miles from Atchison, Kan., Thursday, on
the Kansas City, St. Joe and Council
Bluffs railroad. An engineer waa kl Ued
and three ether trainmen injured. : Eigh
teen horses in the freight train irera
William Hamlin, 'a young man ll'ing
near Parkersburg, W. Va., was devoted
to the daughter of James Saundets,
wealthy farmer. Saunders objected tc the
young man's attentions and the latter
waylaid the old mun while on his way to
church and shot him dead.
STANLEY IS HAPPY.
The Great Explorer Lauds
HE SOUNDS A PHO OF PEAISE,
And Glorifies the Premier's Wisdom in
Conducting the Negotiations Regarding
Africa A Great Kmpire tor the British
France Inclined to Kick, However
The Tarnellites Play Another Trick
and Give the Ministry a Close Call.
London. June 20. nenry M. Stanley, in
replying to an address presented to him at
Berwick yesterday, took occasion to refer
to the recently consummated negotiations
between Great Britain and Germany on
African territorial affairs. Stanley un
qualifiedly glorified the wisdom of lrd
Salisbury, which, in its exercise, had re
sulted in the addition of 500,000 square
miles of territory to the British empire.
Stanley said that instead of being called
upon to intone the doleful jeremiad he
could cheerfully sound a prean of praise
in honor, not only of the happy ostcome
of Anglo German negotiations, but of the
premier who had made the result possi
ble. The Realization of a Great Prrnm.
Continuing, Stanley said that the reali
zation of the great dream of those who had
been and were engaged in the work of ex
ploring and civilizing the African conti
nent from the Cape of Good Hope to
Cairo now became a possibility. God, he
added, had given the premier wisdom to
act to this end, and long niijht he live
aud flourish. He felt confident that if he
could muster all of the chiefs of the region
that England has acquired they would ac
quiesce. The date of the agreement would
le a red-letter day in the African calen
dar. If Pemba alone were put upon the
market, he said, it would bring ten times
as much as Heligoland. He thought the
mayor ought to call a meeting to congrat
ulate Ixird Salisbury.
llctigolanders Don't Like It.
The inbalatants of Heligoland, who are
ali Germans, are filled with dismay, how
ever, at the prospect of being handed over
to Germany's rule with the inforced mil
itary service and other arhitary conditions
which the transfer will impose upon
them, and the tide of protest against the
cession of their territory has set in strong
ly. The emigration of its inhabitants on
so large a scale as to virtually depopulate
the country is already threatened as a re
sult of parliament iary ratification of the
provisions of Lord Salisbury's settlement.
THE TRICKY HOME RULER.
He Makes the Cabinet Shake. iu Its Roots
for a Time
Loxdon, June 20. In the house of com
mons last night Smith stated in reply to a
question regarding the transfer of Heligo
land to Germany, that conditions had
been inserted in the agreement which re
moved the inhabitants. A bill, he said,
would lie introduced to ratify the cession.
A Rose of the Parnetlites.
Th. bouse having gone into committee
on the licensing bill, the chairman moved
that the first clause, applpim; TiO,Ui0 to
the purchase of licenses, stand as part of
the bill. Storey, Home Ruler, did not re
sume his sjieerh, which was interrupted
on Tuesday, and the question was put
without debate. A division was taken,
and the clause was carried by the narrow
majority of 4, the vote being 2JS to SJ4.
The Conservatives cheered the result, but
their cheers were drowned by the triumph
ant f-houts of the opposition at the narrow
escape of the government.
The I ii-x p-' ted Happened.
It is not nt. all the custom of Home Rul
ers to curtail their speeches; iu fact, it is
just the other way, and the government
did not expect Storey to forego the pleas
ure so dear to the oposiri..n of hearing
themselves talk; and Smith voiced the
feelings of the ministry when he said that
Storey had not finished bis siecch when
the debate was last adjourned, and it was
thought he would continue it; then-fore
the government had not been prepared for
an immediate division.
Ingenuous Mr. Storey.
Storey thought Smith was never satis
fied, long speeches ho regarded as ob
structions, aud no speeches was taking
the government by surprise. The oppo
sition made the most of their advantage,
and Gladstone advised the withdrawal of
the bill. So did T. I. O'Connor, with
well dissembled solicitude for the feelings
of the Conservatives, but Smith said the
business would go right on, and the tem
porary character of the Home Rule move
was plainly indicated in later divisions,
nnder closure, and reporting progress on
the bill, when the government obtained
majorities respectively of 53 and 4X
France Sticks a Finger in the Pie.
Pap.Is, June 'JO. M. Deloncle gave no
tice in the chamber of deputies yesterday
of an interpellation in regard to the Brit
ish protectorate of Zanzibar, which, be
said, he considered a violation of the Anglo-French
declaration signed by M.
Thouvenel and Iird Cowley in lrl3,
pledging mutual non-interference in Zan
zibar and the independence of the sultan,
to which agreement Germany adhered in
1800. ' .
Russia Adopting Protection.
Loxnoji, June 20. A dispatch from
Moscow is published by The Standard, in
which the customs officials are represented
to have received sealed-instructions or
dering them to increase the duties on im
ports into Russia It is reported that the
duties on English hardware and cotton
yarn will lie increased from 30 to 40 per
cent, alsive the rates now imposed.
Rlnmarck in Robust Health.
Beklin, June 30. Prince Bismarck in
formed a deputation of citizens of Dussel
dorf who waited on him at Frederichsruhe
yesterday that bis health waa excellent.
He bad wished, he said, to remain in of
fice to the end of his days, but he was not
allowed to. Now he desired privacy and
hoped the people would leave him alone.
The Cholera in Valencia, Spain.
Mapiui), June 20. The sanitary com
mission investigating the extent of the
cholera in the province of Valencia re
ports that it has found eighty cases, forty
of which are serious. There were two
deaths and two new cases at Bergamin
Franoe Wiling to Dicker.
Lokpon, June 20. It is stated that
France will proliably admit the principle
of exchanging her fishery right in New
foundland in return for absolute control
in Siam and Madagascar.
Storm Havoc In South Dakota. "
Minneapolis, June 20. The Tribune's
Huron, S. D., special says: Private tele
grams from the scene of the cyclone and
cloudburst near Appomattox, Potter
county, give additional particulars and
add three to the death list, making a to
tal of eleven. Two others are fatally aud
three severely injured. The loss to the
stock and crops is heavy. An hour after
the cloud-burst the Little Cheyenne river,
usually very shallow, raised twenty-five
feet, the water rushing down the valley
carrying everythingfiu its path. Ntjarly
every house in the valley was swept bwc
Got What He Deserved.
CON8TANTINE, Mich., June 20. Some
time ago the wife of Henry Harvey, of this
place, secured a divorce, and was granted
as alimony sixty acres of land and a house
and lot in the village. Harvey bore the
loss of his wife with considerable forti
tude, but did not take kindly to the loss
of his real estate. Weduesday he went to
Mrs. Harvey's home, and, it is claimed,
kicked her. She drew a revolver and shot
him below the left Bhoulder blade. His
condition is critical.
A WILLING' WIDOW.
Novel Proposition Made to a
TWO BIRDS WITH ONE MISSILE,
Are What a Florida Woman Proposes te
Bring Down Her Situation Heine; a
Critical One, She Waives Coventlonal
Ity and Proposes Marriage, Thereby Sav
ing Property She If as Worked for and
Snpplying Herself with a Helpmeet.
St. Paui, Minn.. Jnne 20. A young
man in St. Paul named Frank Walten
berger recently discovered that he was the
owner of property valued at f--,000 in
Florida. A few days ago be received the
following letter from Chipley, Washing
ton county, Fla.:
"DeakSu:: In writing you this letter I
perhaps am violating the laws of conven
tionality; but, as we have never met, in
fact, you have never heard of me until
now, there can lie nothing of sentiment in
the proposition I am about to make to
you. To explain, first of all, bow I know
your address and name. Last week The
Washington County Times published a
story credited to a St. Paul paper, in which
it was set forth that you were the legal
owner, by the possession of nn old decs!,
of section 30, township .1, range 14. in this
An Inventory of Interest.
"I laughed at. the story at first, for I own
half of that section myself, though as it
now appears my title is imperfect.. The
other day I received a notice from a tiim
of lawyers in Jacksonville of the true
state of affairs, and what I now have to
say to you is after due deliberation on the
situation. I have improved this projierty
in such a manner that it is very valuable.
I own a timber mill which employs
twelve hands and yields me a fair income,
besides which I have proerty in Pensa
cola, giving me an income of $1,000 a year.
I have also three farms, railroad land
along the line of the Ixmisvillc and Nash
vill railroad, yielding me a fair annual
A Jewel of a Womnn.
"The newspaper account 1 read of your
appearance stated that you were good
looking, poor, and hard working. I am a
widow, :SS years old, am called good look
ing by my friends, ami by those who dis
like me I am said to tie too stout. I have
two children, Mamie, 5 years old, and Kl
sie, 3. Their father died some years ago,
and was unable to attend to business dur
ing the last few years of bis life, lx-ing an
invalid from rheumatic trouble, and I
carried on the business myself then ns I lo
now. Now, Mr. Waltenls-rger, you have
the title to this property, which I have ta
ilored very hard to render productive. I
am attached to the place, and should dis
like to abandon prospects which seem
The Chance of Your Life, Frank.
"Here, t hen. Is my offer: I have a grow
ing business, a fair income and two chil
dren. You have a deed to some property
of which you know but little ewvpt that
it is said to tie pf value. Will you marry
me, share equally with me in everything,
and ns my husband relieve me of the bur
den of a business which lias grown to
greater proportions thrn I cansuccessfnllv
oiierntc alone. Von may have an attach
ment; if so, the subject isto lie dropped t
once, nil wo must licentiate on other lines.
If. on the other hand, you arc heart whole,
and like my appearance from the photo I
send yon, let me have yours in return, to
gether w ith your views on the subject of
ffo Will Not Stick at Trifle.
"All ot her things l-ing satisfactory. I
can arrange to come to St.. Paul for the
purpose of tH-c.oming lictter known to
you. or I will make auy arrangement you
wish, should you prefer to visit Chipley
or Pcnsacola with the same nbj.-ct. Hop.
ing that you may regard this somewhat
unusual projiosition in its prH-r liuht, I
am, sir, yours very oldiciitlv.
Kl.l.KN M. W.I.ls."
Frank Will Invent ic:tc.
Mr. Waltenlicrscr, who is unmarried, de
clines tosay what he will do inthe matter,
but express,- crest admiration for a woman
with such a gissl head for business. The
Jacksonville firm of lawyers who are look
ing out for his interests inform him that
it may cost him several thousand iVoIlars
to secure his title. He is aliout to make a
trip to Florida to take a look at 1 he prop,
erty and the widow.
PROHIBITIONISTS OF OHIO.
They Nominate a Ticket and Denounce
CoICMnrs, O., Jnne 20. The Prohibi
tionists yesterday afternoon adopted a
platform reaffirming the principles of pro
hibition, dcclaringin favor of shorter hours
of latior, of unlimited Rilrer coinage, gov
ernment control of monoMlies, woman
suffrage, restricted immigration, and lim
ited ownership of land. The tariff ques
tion it declares to lie a purely commercial
Want the World's Fair To He "lfry."
M. C. Ijockwotid, of Cincinnati, was
nominated for secretary of state; A. J.
Hoss, of Highland county, for supreme
judge, and J. M. Scott, of I-irking, mem
lier of the board of public works. Ilefore.
adjourning they adopted a resolution de
nouncing Senator Sherman for voting
with others in favor of the sale of intoxi
catiajf liquors at the World's fair in Chi
cago. HAVE WOMEN NO RIGHTS ?
Mrs. Ileatnn Arrested for KcftiMng to
;ive Away Her Ace.
iNPIANAIMLls June 20. Mrs, Esther
Heaton has lieen arrested at the instance
of a census enumerator f ir refusing to
answer questions. She was asked her age,
and replied that she "would not tell Jesus
Christ her age." When the deputy mar
shal went down to arrest her it w as rain
ing very hard, but she kept him outside
parleying for half an hour, and finally
made him read t he warrant where he was.
She then took anot her half hour to dress
before going to the court-room. When she
reached the commissioner she said she
would answer the question, and did. She
was put under ( 100 bond.
The Lire rnderwriters.
Boston, June 30. At the national con
vention of life underwriters yesterday, C.
H. Fergnaon, of the Mutual Life Insurance
company, of Chicago, was elected a mem
ber of the executive committee. Detroit
was selected as the place of t he next an
nual mis-ting, which will take place on the
third Wednesday in June,
They "Fired" John Most.
NEW York, June 20. Herr Most entered
a meeting of the striking cloak-makers
last night with a few of his adherents, who
began to shout "Moat! Most!" President
Simon, of the Clonk-Makers' union, asked
the police to eject Most, which they did at
once without ceremony.
A Hoisd Honth.
From Keokuk, la., lH-uiocrat.
. August, 1887, was a noted month. It
gave extreme heat and extreme cold, the
results of which were disastrous to the
public health. Cases of colic, cholera
morbus and diarrhoea were abundant and
there were numerous calls at the drug
stores for Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. Druggists of
this city tell us that this remedy has lieen
more frequently called for during the
past month than any other preparation,
and that it has proven a panacea for the
very worst cases. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is a mer
itorious medicinal preparation for all
summer complaints for which it is recom
mended, and grows In popularity in this
city and vicinity. The sales are increass
ing rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported, bold by Hartz & Bahnsen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
X EVER OFFERED IN TltE TRI-CITIES,
AT POPULAE PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT.'IA.
Itnll. iid la l ieht HupL
Ar;rsTA, !., June &). Judx 11- I. I).
Tw ic. who recently mitde a wli at
W.iyiifshoro iu fat.r of Concressrunn
IfcirncH, has hall.-nl T. E. Watson, a
eoiiuresMonsl spirant, to fi-lit a duel on
thviiiinlof .severe l.iiiLMuiiifi used in reply
inn t TwiKpT spurn. Watsnn says be
-.w!is- Vrri Is. -ni defend hiiu-
A Valley Frt Olehratton.
XoRRIsiws, Pa., June so. The evacua
tion of Va'.by Force by Washington's
srmy celebratedin a fit t inn manner
here yesterday by the Patriotic Order fons
y( America. The diy was regarded by the
people of Xorristown aud the surrounding
ton-us as a part holiday and business was
CHiriOo, June 19.
Following urn the qnotatinnn on th hoard
of trade to-iiar: W'hnat No. 2 July, oprnn
KV. rlirwl September, oprned Wc.
i Insert fCjo; . mtr, oponed Kr, closed
ll4C. Corn No. 2 June, upnned aud clowd
:4'4c: July, woert :Hc, rtowd SieV: Sep
tember, oiiird ;ic. closed .W. . Oata
No. 2 July, oNned 2e;fic closed -Hc: Sep
tember, opened closed i?Hc. Pork
Jnne, opeutsl SI2.7H, closed 12.Su; July, opened
812.su. vhMed .l:U; Aupust, opened and
closed t l-.nl. Lurd July, o)ned yUff.,
Live cttt k I'aion rtork yards prices were
quoted as follows: Hops Mark, t opened
active and firm at yetrday' priceu: luibt
M,(1 XV. roiiich lacking. $:( tki Lfl'i; mixed
lls, taiiVi.-t.sii: heavy jwckiuK aud shipping
t 'at lie Market dull, weak and lower
t woven, $.TfiUi-4.Ki: cowa. fl.uii:: stoikers
and feeders, .'.4 Vt.M: Texas graaaera, $2.-.0
'-.:: fed Mers. i.Mil.sm. Sneep Native
steady. $4.(l tX:K w.atern and Texaa, A0
, I rodnre: Hurter-Kinest creameries, 13ff4
per lb.: finest dories, Hkrf,llc; packing,
stock, 4imic. Etss Strictly feesh, Uiljvc
per dox. I'oultry i'hickeus, uSc per lb.;
turkeys. 7c:ilucka, a.wc: geese. ;4.lllf&.Vu0 per
dor., f'otatoea On tract common and mixed.
rtUfir. per bu; i'eerle-n, 4itfcM.-; Hurbanka,
.VHTTmc: sweet potatoes, H!i07 par bbL
Apples-foVKi per bbL Strawberries iftc
Nkw Yosa. June IV.
Wl.eat No " red winter, V ca-h; do
June, WJic; do July, KP c. Com No. 5
mixed, 4'4c caf-h; do July, 41"V" do August,
t-V- Oats-Sleady; No. 2 mixed. Htrc c ash;
do June, 34c; do July, JBc. Rye Dull.
Karley Nominal. Pork Du.ll: meas, l.J.ri
lrd-c-ldr; July, K3.ll; August,
I.ivo Sfck: Tattle-Market w.aker; no
trading in beeves; dressed beef, steady; na
tive hides, f4.a7Hc V t. Shewp and Um
Sheep ruled steady? lambs. tc f t huhen
beep. $i. i i5.su im B.; lamb. JJ1.7 m S.ink
Hogs- Nominally weak; live i.ocb, $i.oriu.4.M)
V lm .
Hay Upland prairie. t ROQ11 OS
HJJ Tlmolo 7.5ui$J 9. SO.
On I Horn la
r I WoodSS 5' (4.(0.
This powder never varies. A marvel of puritr
strength and wboleaomaess. Mora economics
than the ordinary kinds, and eaanot be tuli in
competition wita die multitude of law lest, abort
weight alum or prphosphata powders . .sold onlm
in OHM. Kotai. Mill Powdbm Co., jut fPifl
bt, N. T.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
tWUHI Mi ay
B. BIRKEN IJSL D ,
2011 Fourth Avenue. Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
-SCHOOL HOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIF.S-
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves anfl Tinware.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1S08 SECOND AVE., ROCK. ISLAND, ILL.
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue an I Twenty-first St., U.'k Islsn l
pat ron"a SutiZZ GW ,h,t ",d " ,owe" liv,c ' P""c
ARCADE CIGAR STORE,
1808 SECOND AVE., - - ROCK ISLAND.
FINE UNK OF
Domestic, Key West and Imported Cigars.
lJr7Bo Trade a specialty.
CITY PAINT SHOP.
DRTJCKI.IILLER & CO.,
All LI 1 . . "
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalaomining.
rAJl work warranted and done to order on short notice.
8hop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenne.
J". "W. croisriEs-
Dealer in Mew and
Second Hand Goods
The highe. Price paid for good, of .or kind.
Has opened his New and Spicious
No. 1620 to 1G26 Third avenne,
where be would be pleased to aee his friends.
"rpiClaUiecitywhyoacaar.etil. lUiast Beef Liince every day from 10 lo I J.
F. 1717. HERLITZKAn
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Mad lathe latent ftyle. Alao repairing done with aeatnesn anddispatch.
mrst Iclirion in the tri-rities. made from pare rrexm
flavored wiin sit tlir pular II ivore. in any qa .idity to
.rAiiau.i.ii..up,iu 1.1 siippirin picnics, private
s. socials, etc. "
Will Irade. aeU or boy .nythlne.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.