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Rock Island Daily Argus.
TOL. XL. NO. 178.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1892.
I . Single Copies 6 Ceata
I Per Week ISM Cents
H ILL REACH FIFTY.
The Lowes i usiiiimis
at Sioux vuy.
l ECOEE OF BODIES KECOVEEED.
. . Tkom Belne So Far TJnlden-
Rescuer to Get Into the 8wept
piiirlci Prompt BeliefMeeeuree Fire
B, Lumber Yard Went Mad Otot His
gwrinc Honor to the Boat Club
vtr In the Two Greet Blvere
0& Fearful Havoc looked For.
ci .i-i Cm, May 30. The water yester-
I'r was still very high in the Floyd val-
r ..... , : . .1 I. l-
(t but witn tne earnest, uanu mo nun
rescue 8Uu mvesiignuuu w renumea.
jJronMnd a-half miles. Over this terri
tory boat plied all day loosing iorany
who may have been caugnc Wednes
day and saving such property as the flood
Ksd left worth saving. The flood had
.and a channel ami me waicr was quiet,
loos were found alive in overturned houses
there they had spent a night of terror.
A Hero Goes Insane.
Oscar Anderson, who worked all Wednes
day like a hero ana wno witnessed the
rowning of a little cnua torn away rrom
s mother when the rescuing party haa
most reached her, lost his reason and
teas raving yesterday about the beautiful
fcaby that was swept under the muddy
braves. The streets of the city in the
Iooded district are completely choked up
With bouses, barns, railroad ties, paving
lecis aud debris of all kinds, including
feanydead horses and cows. The Mis
souri river fortunately has not gone over
banks 1 he Missouri flows eastward
last this point, anil the Floyd, which has
out all the damage, flowsdue south. The
fcrovidence which brought the flood in the
fconiir.ft instead of at night is alone re
Ixinsible for the comparatively small loss
Kellef Measures Were Prompt.
A public meeting was held at the court
huw Wednesday evening, which was at-
u,lni by all the wealthy men of the city.
mmiitrees of workers were appointed
ill futures of relief, and sufficient
odcV puiicriiied to meet immediate ne
ssitie. Sleeping places were found for
ery refugee Wednesday night. The ladies
' the city by instinctively correct action
t.;t before noon ill one of the principal halls
: the city and at once tilled it with tables
lad beean serving meals. Several thous-
r,d were thus served, and after their meal
inufliciently clothed were taken to
fcM'ttier hall where clot bine was forth-
omiug. So it may be said that in spite of
:t overwhelming floods which riddled
je wnrkingniens' quarters of Sioux City
Z ere fed and clothed and housed. It is
)'. '.ht intention to ask for outside aid.
The Boat Club Did Well.
The city is ringing with praises of the
MOjtmen of the Sioux City Boat club
Fao Drought their boats from rivers five
bite away to work in the flooded section,
thev had forty boats at work, and took
l'eral hundred peonle out of the flood.
lie city is the heaviest loser, sewers, pav-
f water pipe, curbing, must be put in
ma lKe partof thecity. The council
u decided to begin the work on an ex
tensive scale at once and emoloyraent will
given every laboring man in the city.
ESTIMATES ON LOSS OF LIFE.
fi'tj the Lowest N timber and It Hay Go
Higher Mlulng People.
The lumber drowned cannot be very ac
:rately estimated. It is now placed at
put fifty, and those who have been
raian! in the district say that any varia-
' will increase this nnmhsr It will
k days before the correct number can be
f"n. Ihe list of the missing is still
r "U HDOUt 100 rwon a sn, ..
i tor. At the month nf r.r VlA
p stream is very narrow, and on this ac
m - little of the debris found its way to
Horrible I-oa.tbilltles In This Mass.
"it mouth below th ar-nMr ronlu t.
ui uei.ru in which are the remains
doits and ratt u ......
... . J SO
. iuo iiuui bus VbOUK
J , many of the outbuildings from the
houses, pieces of bouses that
,,. iT V' P'11 and 8nie small houses
, iwosenup, several hundred head
-'p-ind cattle, trees, ties and finally a
: . ; r''t human corpses that have not
m ' Uut are knwn to be iu
Mail K.. i ,.. ...
Tk ' ""H" wun rire.
E.T ,'"rm''1 0,,t n the midst of the
ba t , c,,uld not 1)0 reached.
l"t:ii loss. Firemen were dRtilH
. .,to break up the burning rafu
i ,;,"e ,,hr"tening the town. A ter-
tfful . , J uau- lae current was
' Hur'-iu tliuti n . 1 mi.
'32htinln" "me" Doats were
mLl '' ' nd almost hurled into
-S ,T of flames. The men worked
"a8oQtn',! 1 andwhe they left the
Toe fnii "ecoered Dead.
4U I0ll(i.1I1B. . . .
. Bo tar: Gorr n
r iu ui i,uo ueau
htad'bt,1tn,der80Jli Frank Henderson;
IC1'7 3 "eeks old: Thomaa Hlt.l
KlHbl,tti daughter of K.
RW. awd 9; son of E. Leonard aed 7:
tf. M ,.(.,"' " xjeooaru agea 7;
. "larren; Mrs. H. Tlr- M
ua iw0 cbilden; four
lit rai to the wT.
The MiC uunable 10 anything
eCn nori!kee'lIld St. Paul ha. 5
ax (;, iUinois Central and
e,"v mil: V t r ,l,racK w twelre
""'ex in the valley.
0N THE RAGING MISSOURI.
,R,"SWallow, loooAc. otLmud
SAs Gitt, Mar ao.Th- i
KfaS Uuttf.ra.mPa88 again and
l"WiR:""au ""inay night.
P half "tll nlElt was six
lita. ... All advfnaa '
All advices fmm fl,.
ouow a contlnnarl tu
P cUy.reprting heaT Still
Situation at Kansas City.
At this point the situation is serious in
the extreme, and with the rise coming
which is predicted by the signal office the
whole west bottoms on which the big
wholesale houses and manufacturing es
tablUhments are situated is in danger of
beitu; flooded. Argentine and Armour
dale are in the same condition they were a
few cays ago and the water now threat
en to break over the big railroad dyke
atd Hood thousands of acres of land whioh
have heretofore been considered safe. '
Somebody'- Farm Carrlnd Off.
At Mipersville, Neb., the river cut into
the point so rapidly that over 1,000 acres
of laud were swallowed up by the flood.
At Leavenworth everything in the lower
part of the city is flooded, and even the
pilin,? to which was attached the pontoon
bridg e is covered, and not a sign of that
structure remains. From Leavenworth in
all directions railroad traffic is suspended.
The Last Worse than the First.
The Raw's second rise has been much
more injurious than the first for the addi
tional water completes the demolition
begun by the earlier high stages. At
Lawrence, Kana., the water is within an
inch of the highest point marked, and
while there is no danger to either bridge
or dan, yet the bank is being corroded so
rapidly that there is danger of the Union
Pacif c freight house being swept away.
FORTENTOUSOF MORE RUIN.
A Blie Ed Route That Will Deluge the
Whole South Flood Facts.
St. Louis, May 20. -The weather report
how that a rise of three feet is com
ing down the Mississippi and Missouri
riven. This will cause the river here to
rise as least one foot within several days.
This means that the entire country from
here to New Orleans will be flooded, as the
levees will not be able to stand so great a
body of water.
Two More Bad Breaks.
A d spatch from Grand Tower, Ills., 12C
miles south of here, states that two levees
broke vesterdav mnrnt ncr nnnnfHi.k,n.
. j - V. . U U 1 w
kenltvees was opposite Cape Girardeau,
Mo., nd the other at Gorse Brule. Ten
thousand acres of wheat were inundated
and h thousand families rendered home
less. Thousands of cattle were drowned.
MadMun Js a Wet Town.
Mac ison, I1L, a town of 500 inhabitants
WaS fi Mwl VPBT.cardnv aftamnAn 'PL!., -Aa
caused by the breaking of the Chicago
ouu .rtiLuu emoanKinent. iist St. Liouis
IS DOW the nnlv t.nnrn in rhn Amnviran Iw-
-r via.- nut v I ivtaa
torn not completely under water. An-
uturr .-ise win inunuate it. A mas meet
ing his been called on the Merchant's
Exchange to rise funds to aid flood suf
ferers. Within a radius of twenty miles
around St. Louis, 200 square miles of land
is under water. Fully 10,000 people are
without shelter. In the city over 30,000
people have been thrown out of work by
factories being inundated. Over 20.00C
head of cattle have been drowned. The
loss will aggregate millions.
Couldn't Rescue the Imperiled.
Altox, Ills., May 20. A northwesterly
gale, blowing sixty miles an hour, has
raged here since Wednesday night, doing
fearful damage to property in the flooded
distric s. The six-mile wide river rolled
like tb e ocean, and no signals of distress
could l answered by the relief steamers.
A number of people are thought to have
Dxeldedly Damp at Des Molne.
Dks -Moines, May 30. The high watei
in the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers is
unprecedented, and there are indications
that when the flood from above reaches
here tha entire bottoms as far as Sixth
street, including the entire business part
of east Des Moines, may be flooded. The
levees Rave way yesterday, inundating a
large area, a portion of which was inhab
Miles of Watery Waste.
CAKB1LL, la., May 20. The whole sur
ronndit g country is inundated, and so
numerous are washouts that traffic on
all railroads is abandoned. The wfiole
country for miles around Missouri valley
is a set of water and great damage has
been do ie.
Four Dame Washed Away.
BARA boo, Wis., May 20. Heavy rains
caused I he dams on the Baraboo river at
Ironton, Glendale, EIroy and Wonewoc
to go out Wednesday night, washing out
a mile of the Chicago and Northwestern
track, st opping traffic on that road,
A nd This Is Spring; Weather 1
Mnrai apolis. May 20. After rain had
fallen ell day snow began falling last
evening, accompanied by a stiff breeze
from the northwest. Advices from North
Dakota. Santh TlAknta Wiurnndn nn1
juiuuesuui an report, a ueavy snow.
Homeless People on the Bluff's.
BELLE 7ILLE, Ills., May 20. A thousand
homeless, people, sufferers by the flood in
St. Clair county, are congregated on the
bluffs near this city. Active relief
measure;! are being taken by citizens of
tnia and towns further inland.
Kllleil While Trrlnr to Save a Life.
Denvkb, May 20. Lee G. Dunham, fore
man In t ie Union Pacific yards in this
city, was killed yesterday while attempt
ing to save the life of little Annie Sopfe.
An express train was bearing down upon
her as sha stood bewildered in the center
of the tr ick. Dunham jumped and grab
bed her hi his arms, but instead of rush
ing across the track he turned back and
both . he and the little girl, who was 6
years old, were instantly killed.
Time of the Thoroughbred.
St. Lot is. May 20. Following were the
winning horses at the Jockey club races
yesterday: Cornie Buckingham, mile,
131K; Bea Payne, mile, VS&X. Ray 6.,
M mile. 1:21: Kismet. M mile. l:2fr nkiof
Justice, furlongs, 1:25.
Louisville, May 20. The winners and
their reco -dx at Churchill Dnwna
day were: The Hero 5tf furlongs, I:U;
nuc, x miie, w yarns, laaji; Uount Lore,
Jimile, 1:32; Foxhall, 5 furlongs, 1:13;
Major Tom, 1 1-10 miles, 1:503.
fudge Blodgett to Retire.
Chicago, May 20. Judge Blodgett's in
tention to retire from the bench of the
United 8 ataa diarrinr.
aywuiv vv ma txittUQ
Known TtatArd&v. Km riu riaM.
- - " vwwuju WAS I
counsel of the United States Behring sea I
commissi o a. 1
The Presbyterians Gather at
FIRST TUSSLE ON THE BEIG6S ISSUE
Election or a Moderator Who Is Not a
Friend of the Union Professor Long
List of Candidates to be Voted for
Cumberland Meet at Memphis and
Strike the Woman Question at the
Start The Methodists Fleet Some More
Portland, Ore., May 20. The Presby
Jerian general assembly opened yesterday
morning with an unusually large attend
ance. Dr. Greene, the retiring moderator,
not being present, Rev. John G. Rihel
doffer, of Redwood Falls, Minn., the old
est minister in attendance, was made tem
porary moderator. Among those wbo oc
cupied the front pews were some of the
ablest scholars of the Presbyterian church.
And their learning will be needed, for
there are some very important qu-stiou
to come before this assembly. There was
little done yesterday morning, the matter
of electing a moderator going over to the
Mo End of Candidates.
The assembly spent all the afternoon
electing a moderator. Nominating speeches
were prohibited. The nominees were
Rev. Robert Christie, of St. Paul; Rev.
Wallace Radcliffe, of Detroit; Ilev., T.
Ralston Smith, of Buffalo; Rev. W. A.
Bartlett, of Washington: Rev. C. Younir,
of Danville, Ky.; Rev. S. A. Muchmore, of
Philadelphia; Rev. William Alexander, of
San Francisco; Rev. Simon J. McPherson,
of Chicago, and Elder George Junkins, of
Philadelphia. Christie, McPhersou, Rad
cliffe and Junkins desired to withdraw,
but the assembly refused consent.
Young Carrie Off the Prize.
Young led in the first ballot with 128
votes, McPherson 117, Muchmore S3. On
the second ballot Young ran up to 182,
Radcliffe 1.56, McPherson 141, the rest scat
tering. Christie, Smith and Muchmore
were then withdrawn. Young was elect
ed moderator on the third ballot, receiv
ing 268 votes. Radcliffe had 159 and Mc
Pherson 98. Dr. Young is president of
Centre college, Louisville. He is just 50
years old. He is known as an able ex
pounder of Presbyterian doctrine.
Is an Anti-Kriggs Victory.
A fact that had a good deal to do with
his election was that he was on the bor
der of the southern general assembly,
which.wasjlivorcedfrom the northern vody
on the question of slavery during the war.
The election of Mr. Young, it is believed,
will lead to the reunion of the northern
and southern assemblies and the absorp
tion of the latter. Dr. Young is a strong
opponent of the Briggs element.
The General Assembly Collides with a
Woman First Thing.
Memphis, May 20. The general arsem
bly of the Cumberland Pi-esbyterian
church was called to order in the Court
street church by Rev. D. C. Blake, state
secretary, at 4 p. m. yesterday. The roll
call showed an attendance of 260 dele
gates from beyond the state, one delegate
being from Japan. After the roll call
Rev. W. A. Danley, D. D.,of Kansas City,
was elected moderator, and Captain James
Lee, of . this city, delivered the welcome
address, which was responded to by Hon.
James Frissell, and others. Adjourned
for the day.
A Woman Question Broached.
At the roll call yesterday the first diffi
culty of the conventionwas encountered.
Mrs. A. J. Johnson, of Rushville, Ills.,
was elected one of the presbyters of that
church. Mrs. Johnson was not present,
but when her name was called a gentle
man held a proxy for ber. The general
assembly does not recognize women as
elders or presbyters, and the question as
to the man's eligibility holding a proxy
from a woman was raised. The discus
sion threatened to become animated
when it was moved to pass over this name
and consider the question at another time.
Talked of Sunday Schools.
Before the calling of the convention to
order the Sunday school conference held a
session. Rev. M. B. DeWitt, of Nashville,
general superintendent, presiding. A
number of addresses were made, and it
was resolved to urge upon the assembly
the necessity for closer attention to the
THE METHODISTS AT OMAHA.
Some More Editors Selected Report on
Omaha, May 20. The conference made
good progress with the election of officers
yesterday. The following drew prizes:
Editor Central Advocate, St. Louis, J. B.
Young; Pittsburg Advocate, Dr. W. C.
Smith; San Francisco Advocate, B. F.
Creary; Christian Apologete, Albert J.
Nast; Southwestern Advocate, Dr. E. W.
S. Hammond; Haus und Hurd, H. J.
Liebhart. Other business trans
acted: 'Favorable report on con
solidation of Freedman's Aid and
Southern Educational societies adopted;
reports on equal representation received
and ordered printed, one providing for the
same number of ministerial and lay dele
gates, and submitting the question to the
annual conferences before adoption, the
others favoring the present system; decis
ion that the one-third rule in voting means
one-third of those present and voting. At
night the centennial celebration of the
first Quadrennial conference was held, the
order of the meeting being oratory.
Still Some More Presbyterian.
Little bock. May 2a The general
assembly of the Presbyterian church
South opened here yesterday with
148 delegates present Dr. A. King,
of Texas, was elected moderator. Noth
ing was done but to organize. An In
cident of the meeting was the sudden fall
to the floor of Dr. Farris, of St. Louis, who
was attacked with vertigo. He recovered
rapidly and was all right at last accounts.
A Call an the Banks.
Washington, May 30. The comptroller
of the currency yesterday called for a re
port of the condition of all national banks
at the close of business Tuesday, May 17.
GOWNS AT THE QUEEN'S LEVEE.
An American Girl "Takes the Cake" for
i Style and Beauty.
London. May 20. At the royal drawing
room Wednesday Miss Van Baren attrac
ted general attention among the brilliant
throng .of Americans, English nobility
and foreign notables both by ber penonal
attractions and the exquisite beauty of ber
dress. . Her gown was a creation of Worth.
It was white brocaded silk embroidered
with silver crystal. The upper part of the
bodice was of pink, veiled with old yellow.
The sleeves were Josephine, with heavy
brocade. The satin was embroidered
with silver and fell from the left shoulder.
Miss Van Buren carried a bouquet of
whits rases. .
, Mrs. Kip and Miss Sand.
Mrs. William B. Kip wore a pearl grey
sicilienne brocade. The train was lined
in white and trimmed with lace and velvet
ribbons Her necklace was of sapphires
and diamonds, and she carried a bouquet
of yellow roses. Miss Kip looked charm
ing in a white brocade satin gown, with a
white faille train, trimmed with chiffon.
She wore no jewels, and carried a bouquet
of white roses and lilies of the valley.
Miss Sands, the daughter of the late
Mahlon Sands, wore a white grosgrain
gown, trimmed 'with white muslin em
broidery and a white satin train. Mrs.
Bands appeared In a cream brocade gown,
trimmed with Venetian lace pearls and
Mrs. Potter Palmer.
Mrs. Potter Palmer, president of the
board of lady managers of the Columbian
exposition, wore an empire gown of corn
flower blue, embroidered iu steeL Her
train was of steel-colored velvet richly
embroidered. She wore diamonds and
pearls in her hair and on her dress. The
attendance was smaller than on Monday,
but the . weather was equally fine, and
nothing occurred to mar the brilliancy of
FIVE DAYS WITHOUT FOOD.
A Miner Who Fell Down a Cliff to Escape
N 00 ales, Ariz., May 20. Warren Hen
derson, a miner and prospector, has just
had a terrible experience, and one which
may possibly be the cause of his death,
unless his strong constitution overcomes
the effect of the privation and starvation.
He was found by a party ot hunters at the
foot of a cliff not less than 600 feet high
and was almost dead from exhaustion and
exposure. His leg was broken above the
knee and his right arm was fractured be
low the elbow. In addition to this he had
severe bruises and cuts in many places
about his body. He said he Jiad been ly
ing there for five days without a bite to eat
or a arop to orinK.
A Sheer Fall of Twenty Feet.
He said he had been sitting near the
edge of the cliff when he was suddenly
surprised at the approach of a bear, and
in attempting to get up lost his balance
and slipped over the edge. He went
scrambling down the canyon, clutching to
anything in reach and saving himself as
much as possible, but the last sheer fall
of twenty feet almost killed him and
broke his arm and leg. He was so badly
injured that he could not crawl out and
thought he would have to lie there and
Rapid Work In the Senate.
Washington, May 20. The senate by
three hours rapid work yesterday got
through with every item in the eighty
two printed! pages of the river and harbor
bill, and Adopted all the committee's
amendments and then adjourned further
discussion till today.
In the house there was an attempt made
by the free silver men to rally to the sun-
port of Bland, who desired to have the sil
ver bullion purchased and that now in
the treasury coined into silver dollars, the
cost to be paid lor out ol the seigniorage
to the government, which the chair ruled
out of order, Bland taking an appeal,
which the house refused to sustain, the sil
ver men mustering only seventy-five votes.
An amendment appropriating $1,016,145 for
tne eieventn census Tas rejected.
Will Be No Successor to Tonng.
Washington, May 20.--The Republican
members of the senate held a caucus yes
terday morning in reference to the office
of principal executive clerk, left vacant
by the removal of James R, Young. There
was some discussion concerning the ap
pointment of a new executive clerk, but
an almost general opinion prevailed that
otner officers of the senate could Berform
inewort Heretofore vested In Mr. Young
witnout cnnnict with their otner duties.
It was decided to place executive session
matters in charge of the secretary of the
President and Wife Come Back.
Washington, May 20. The president,
Mrs. Harrison and party arrived in the
city yesterday afternoon from their trip
to Fortress Monroe. The president came
back much improved and a feels great deal
stronger, but it is rumored that Mrs. Har
rison is seriously ilL Inquiry at the White
House elicited the reply that Mrs, Har
rison was much fatigued with the trip and
on her arrival bad immediately retired.
This was said to be the foundation for the
' Jay Gould Goes to the Ciress.
Pueblo, Colo., May 20. Jay Gould and
his family have been here for several days.
.Wednesday the Napoleon of finance, his
daughters and Dr. and Mrs. Munn attended
Cook & Whltty's circus. The entire par
ty leaving their palatial coach boarded a
street car and went directly to
the show grounds. Mr. Gould probably
got as much fun out of the performance as
any of the small boys, for he appeared in
excellent spirits and chatted incessantly
with the girls and his trusted phycisian.
Want Free Trade In Art.
Washington, May 20. A delegation
representing the National Art association
appeared before the house committee on
ways and means and submitted arguments
in favor of removing the dnty on art,
Kate Field read a letter from Ward, the
famous sculptor, and Biers tad t, urging
the necessity of free art. Miss Field also
made a brief argument in favor of remov
ing the duty. A bill has been prepared
to accomplish this object
The New York: factory Inspection bill
which baa 1nt httan :? k. n
. "a, uj wrwjiur
x tower is intandMl tn v n n( h . I
log" system. . 1
WILL BLAINE EON?
The Conundrum Some Wise
acres Are Studying. .
THAT EEOENT MEETTJJG AT DETEOIT
And What It I Alleged bj Those Who
Were "ot Present Was Done A Pro
gramme That Has Alger for First Num
ber The Talk at Washington and a
Special to Baltimore Illinois People's
Party Names a Ticket Virginia Demo
crats. CniCAGO, May 20. The following is a
dispatch received here from Detroit: "The
big anti-Harrison conclave in progress at
Gensntl Alger's house . Wednesday night
and yesterday ' morning was the talk of
the town yesterday. J. Sloat Fassett, of
New York, and John F. Thurston, of Ne
brask, and John M. Langnton, of Virginia,
were visitors at Ann Arbor and dropped oft
hereafter the banquet The statement
that General James S. Clarkson was Bim
ply on his way from the Hot Springs to
New York is vigorously denied by a man
who claims to know that Clarkson came
here on a special train from Chicago.
What They Were There For.
"The real object of the meeting was as
follows: A final effort is to be made to
draw Blaine into the presidential race.
That was definitely decided upon. As
soon as General Clarkson reaches New
York he will proceed directly to Wash
ington, where a secret conference will be
held with Secretary Blaine. At this he
will be showu by convincing figures that
the Harrison strength has been greatly
over-estimated and that his renomination
would invite Republican defeat
Alger a Residuary Legatee.
' "In case nothing will induce Blaine to
rescind his determination not to become a
presidential candidate, Alger will be push
ed for the head of the ticket by the anti
Hurrison contingent all over the country.
He .will then have behind him such lead
ers, s Clarkson, Quay, Piatt, Thurston,
Langston and Fassett, with all that im
plies. The name of McKinley was also
canvassed at the conference, but it was
decided that he was not available as a safe
man to pit against Harrison.
Filley Wanted to He Incog.
"Chauncey I. Filley, of St. Louis, is one
of the politicians lying low at General Al
ger's home. He was very anxious that his
presence should not become known, but he
is too well know to be in the city very
long before being identified."
Blaine Talk at Washington.
The above is given for what is worth,
but the men named seem to have had a
meeting of some kind. The report from
Washington, which is also . given at its
value, is that the Blaine boom is very
lively there, and that the Maine man is on
top ot the wave. It is asserted that the
secretary will not give his friends a decid
ed yes or no, but the said friends declare
that the only way to interpret his answers
is that he will run if wanted.
The Report at Baltimore.
A special received at Baltimore says
that it is reported that Blaine has finally
yielded to the pressure exercised by his
friends and consented to become a candi
date for the nomination. The report, it
is stated, has created great excitement in
ILLINOS PEOPLE'S PARTY.
State Convention Held at Danville Nor
ton for President.
Danville, Ills., May 20. The state con
vention of the People's party was held
here yesterday. Colonel S. F. Norton, ot
Chicago, was made temporary chairman,
and the usual committees appointed. After
a recess had been taken for dinner Will
iam Hess, ot Pike county, was made per
manent chairman, and W. E. Robinson,
of Champaign, permanent secretary. The
delegates to the national convention were
instructed to present the name of Colonel
S. F. Nortion, of Chicago, for president
Nomination For Governor.
Herman E. Taubeneck was nominated
for governor by acclamation, but declined
to accept and N. M. Barnett, of Halls
ville, was finally chosen. The ticket was
completed as follows: Lieutenant gover
nor, Charles G. Dixon, of Chicago; secre
tary of tate, Frederick G. Blood, Mount
Vernon; state treasurer, J. W. McElroy,
Rosemoud; attorney general, Jesse Cox,
Met a Free Sllverltes.
The St Louis platform was endorsed
and the convention adjourned. After ad
journment the delegates met as free
silverites and select 1 a number of repre
sentatives to the Washington conference.
including A. J. Streeter, F. G. Blood and
H. E. Taubeneck.
They Instructed for Cleveland.
Memphis, May 20. Delegates were se
lected here yesterday to go to Nashuille to
attend the state convention to select dele
gates to attend the Democratic convention
at Chicago. A resolution advising the re
nomination of Cleveland was adopted,
which is significant owing to the fact that
Shelby county sends 119 delegates to the
Richmond. May 20. The Democrats met
in state convention yesterday and couldn't
agree to endorse Cleveland. A compro
mise ticket of delegates-at-large to Chi
cago was selected as follows: Senator J.
W. Daniel. Hill; S. W. Corbin, of Alex
andria, Alliance, unpledged; Hon. John
Goode, of Norfolk, Cleveland, and B. B.
Gordon, of Rappahannock, Cleveland.
Hill on Another Southern Toar.
GHEENSfiaiiO, N. C, May 20. Senator
Hill and party arrived at Danville last
evening. There was a great crowd at the
station, and in response to enthusiastic
calls Senator Hill stepped to the platform
and made a short speech.
Divorced One Day, Married Next.
Minneapolis, May 20. The Journal's
Sioux Falls. S. D.. snecial ears: Mrs
Alice Beverly Crane received her decree of
uivorce w ednesday and at 11 o'clock yes
terday morning was married here to
'ienry T. H. Hewitson, of Aoghnaday
.urn-, Kilkenny county. Ireland, a pro
minent leader of the I.ihsral ln..;
party in England and a probable m -mb- r
vm. u iieai parliament.
On the Base Ball Field.
Chicago, May 20. League base ball
scores yesterday were: At Pittsburg
Cincinnati 1, Pittsburg 3; at Louisville
St Louis 5, Louisville 7; at New York
Baltimore 1, New York 3; at Brooklyn
Boston 4, Brooklyn 6. Rain prevented
No Western league games rain.
Will 8appres Anarchist Journal.
PARIS, May 30. The minister of justice
has submitted a bill directed against the
anarchist journals. It provides for seising
the papers when it is believed that they
intend to publish prohibited matter, and
for the arrest of journalists believed to be
engaged in writing articles inciting to un
Bulldiug for Elgin, Ills.
.Washington, May 20. The house com
mittee on public, buildings and grounds
yesterday ordered a favorable report on
the bill appropriating $75,000 for a public
building at Elgin, Ills.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, May It.
Following were the quotations on the board .
of trade to-day: Wheat May, evened
81Hc. cloeel 82; June, opened SIHe, elosea
Se; July, opened Blo, closed 8JJo. Cera
May, opened 54 . closed &5c; Jane, opener!
46Hc, closed 4v; July, opened ettto, closed
44c Oats-May. opened mc closed K4c;
June, openel ;)!-, closed ac; July, opened
SOfcc, closed aftje. Pork-May. opened fB.TTH,
closed f S4; July, opened S8.&34, closed :
t.87Vi: September opened $0.0U, closed
10.046. Lard-May, opened and eloeed
Live Stock: Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follow: Hois Market
fairly active; opened steady, with prospect
of 5c decline; sales ranted at $4-6'Q4.C0
pigs, $4.34.7& light. H k4. roujh pack
ing. $4.8034.70 mixed, 4.40,3.4.75 heavy pack
ing and shipping lots.
Cattle-Market active and prices 5&10c higher;
Quotations ranged at $4.3&4.75 cnotce to ex
tra shipping steers, S&834.25 good to choice
do, H13.00 fair to good $3Zj;ja70 common
to medium do. tXWQ&M but hers" steers
$2.6043.$) stockers, $-'.503.7 Texas steers,
3.40 4.0J feeders, $1.2. 130 cows, $i0J3,S0
bulls and $2.0024.75 veal calves.
Sheep Market moderately active and
prices steady; quotations langed at $&00&&.&)
wester fc. $(.&i&6.: natives, and $3.7S7.00
lambs: thorn loti, M&j per 100 lbs below the
quotation given above.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, aic:
fine creameries I9c; dairies, fancy fresh, 18c;
Ko. 1 dairies, 15loc; packing stock, fresh, 10c
Egg Fresh, 14)c per dot Live Poultry
Chickens, 12c per doz; root.'rs, 6c; ducks, 1U&
12c; turkeys, choica hens, 14c: young toma, 13c;
old goblers. inllc; geese, $J.)2.5 00 per do.
Potatoes Hebron, 33&40c per bu. ; Barbanks,
4.548c; Rose. 35&37c for seed; Peerless, 3fc
iiTc; common to poor mixed lots, 2j30c; Ber
muda, potatoes. $&50&9.u0 per brL Apples
Common, $2 50 per brL; good, t aOualiS;
fancy, $3.50. Strawberries Tenne -see. poor to
fair. $1.001.76 per twenty-four quart case;
fancy, $2.002.50 per twenty-four quart case.
NrwYoRK. May 19. .
Wheat No. S red winter cash. S6V6o: May,
tCWc; June, WiHc: July, 91Hc Corn No.
mixed cash, .0134c; May, oafec; Jane, &2-;
July, SOTsc. Oats-No. X mixed cash. a&Hc;
May, a&Mc; June, 35J. Rye-Moderately
active and stealy; 83c delivered. Barley
Nominal. Pork-Quiet; new mess, $1L0U
Lsrd-guiet; July, $6.60; August. $0.67.
Live Stock: Cattle Market firm, but no
trading m beeves; uressed beef, steady: native
sides, 6JaSc per lb. Sheep and lambs Mar
ket firm; sheep, $5.00&6.2i per 100 lb; year
lings, $e.&oa.7a; lambs. SASOalO OO. Hi
Market higher; lire hoga, $5.0 1300 per 103
The Loral Markets.
SSAOf, BTC. 'f
Corn aa40c. "
Bran -85c per cwt,
Shlpstnff $1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timothy, $1118; prairie, loail; clover
$310; baled. $11 00. r
Batter Fair to choice, 16c; creamery. ta4
Eggs Freeh, 16c; packed, 10c.
Poultry Chickens, 10ai2tf; turkeys, 12e.
docks, V2a geese, 10c. '
rat-IT AND VSeBTaBLBS.
Onions ax&ase. I
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed steers
H4Hc; cows and heifer, SHQAc; calves
Hard 7 507 75.
Soft a 10a 30.
mnu vnnr wt, ww.
Hides, dry 4c per lb.
" green 3c per lb.
Grubby No. g 8c
Green Salted pure No. 1, 4Mc
Calf Skin 5c.
Wool, on warned, 18c
Lime, per bbl, 75c.
Stncco, per bbl. $3 75.
Clover seed, per bu. $3 60.
Timothy, per bu. St 50.
Common boards $1 6.
Joitt Scantling and timber. It to 16 feet $11
KveryaddiiioDal foot is length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles tt 75.
Lath S3 GO.
Fencing lito 16 feet $18.
Stock bo lrdg, rough $16
" , " dressed $1T.
C. flooring $30
Finishing Lumber. JresedS30&$.
GATES 6 CO.