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Rook Island Daily Argus.
VUl, XL. NO. 180.
ROCfi: ISLAND, MONDAY, MAY 23, 1892.
Single Copies B Cents
Per Weak IS Cents
IVAGES AND WOOL.
ecretary Rusk's Department
Gives Some Figures.
HAKD AND HIS EAEHINGS
Ml 71 J
,.lr SOUineru .-
l " .. . .. j irkmi Least One
Increase in rmy
lone Tow of the Battle of Fayal
.1 m .. D...I.
(rjiiiis'i;T(isr, fay &J- o""" ivu!,
blisbed 8 repon uu th8cui.
iu the United fetates, Deing a
( the results 01 statistical
nsive jiki turn's i e
t4i" to l-"- 1 lie tauies biio-w iu low
,r uv farm waires w ithout board were
fl(:'oVv 111 eastern ittw:, fwJ.ui, unu
"ites f-,'i'',: southern state-", (16.63;
... ao? WJ mnnntflln statue
IW.TI1 stairs, c " -
. .... 1 I I INI. V. nvau.
. I'aiUlC SUlies, -f.w, buo amao
Year of Lowest ieniuneriion
. ' . to n 1 a1
Hf.,., vore lowest iota, wueii me
kMltf IB '"-' J
.......I ,-., i liir von 11 ti 1 1 1 ar
-..- v uirri'Hscu 1 .'j j -'-- 1
Irwent thev are: 111 eastern states, so.40;
fciiiMle states, southern states,
t'4Mi western. tri.Cl; mountain, $33.16;
Pacific i'-'lj. iO, me nverumi icr iuuuui iuc
the whole year being 18 Tn6 reP01
thiit wreiui analysis 01 tui uic
collected concerning farm wages
frnm l-' to inm, in comparison witn re
sults of the more recent investigations,
will how that in fifty years the compen
i'tiou of farm laborers has very nearly
Compared with Other Countries.
In comparison with other countries
American farm labor stands first iu rate
of compensation, ihe present rate or
(.-: per annum for labor of the Caucasion
nee citn scarcely be approached by any
country, unless ny Australia. An average
of other countries cannot be an thori tat i vo
ir stated. lut current estimates have been
frer,:ieutly quoted about as follows: Great
Britain. $ir: France, $123; Holland. $100;
Germany, ?.; Russia, $50; Italy, $50; India.
How the Kate Can Be Maintained.
The present rate can only be maintained
by keeping up the fertility of the soil.
iur.zitig the best results of invention and
kill in implements and machinery, ad
vancing the status of practical agriculture,
fcppiyiuK all domestic demands for all re
quired products, aud seeking foreign mar-Id.-
(or the surplus."
SOME FACTS ABOUT WOOL.
1SU0, asi tin proaucea in tne unitea oiatea,
Mrs. Harrison's Condition.
"Washington, May 2a In view of the
many conflicting and in some instances
alarming reports which have recently ap
peared in the public press concerning the
condit on of Mrs. Harrison's health, Dr.
F. A. Gardner, her physician, has made
the following statement of the facts: "Mrs.
Harris an is suffering from complete ner
vous exhaustion, the indirect result of
three years of attention to the severe and
exact! ig social duties of the White House.
Late i:i February of this year Mrs. Har
rison had an attack of the grip.
While her condition is not in any sense
alarm ng, it will be many weeks before
he has fully recovered. She now needs
perfec; quiet and rest, and with these the
will jrradually regain her strength aud
ultimately her usual good health."
SCUVENIR OF A HEROIC FIGHT.
Portugal Will Let V Have a Famous
Old "Long Tom" Gun.
WASHINGTON, May 23. Instructions
were given some time ago by Secretary
Blainu to General George S. Bachelor,
minister at Lisbon, to make a courteous
request for the return to the United States
of tha famous Long Tom gun. a 42-
poum er, of the celebrated private armed
brig of war, General Armstrong, which
played such a heroic part in the battle of
Fayal with a British squadron in 1814.
Information has been received at the de
partn ent of state that the king of Portu-
gal has expressed his consent to present
the gun to the United States, it now being
in tne castle of San Juau, at the island
of Fayal. Secretary of the Navy Tracy
has ordered a ship of war to be sent to
Fayal at as early a date as possible to re
ceive bins gun.
The Doings of the House.
Washington, May 23. The sundry civil
If Europe I'sed as Much as We There
Wouldn't Be Enough.
Washington, May 23. In the monthly
report or May issued from the agricul
tural department appears "a wool retro
ipect," which gives detailed information
respecting the wool industry since 1870.
The number of sheep increased from
&. in 18T1, to over 60,000,000 in 1884.
IariS changes and liberal revenue decis
ion, the report says, resulted in a de
crease of 7,000,000 sheep in the succeeding
(car years, since which time flocks have
ttcrt-astd and prices advanced slightly. In
Wthe awane value of sheep was f 1.81;
m lew it is 68.
Growth of the Use of Wool.
ComDarinc 1S1K2 with 1871. the increase
in sheeD has been 41 ner cent, and in wool
per cent. The imports of wool have
grown from an average of 1,888,872 pounds
In lsS-30 to an average of 88,900,557
jwnds in 1SXI-M0. In fifty years the con
lumption of wool has grown from 4
pounds, per capita to 8.3 pounds, of which
I pounds are produced in the United
States, 1.6 pounds imported as wool and
U as woolen goods.
No I'auclty of Imports.
The reoort savs: "An imnression mav
bave obtained from current public utter
ances that this country suffers from pov
ty of wool supply; that manufacturers
are under severe stress from a paucity of
ool imports and that the consumers are
threatened with an era of relative naked
ness. On the contrary, our domestic sud-
p!y of wool is nearly twice as large as that
01 any leading manufacturing nation in
the world; the wool import required to
'tippleuient home supplies is a little more
than a fourth of the factory supply,
ttostly needed for carpets.
A Klftli of the World's Bnnnlv.
amount of wool used in this country
WAS AN OVERSIGHT
But It Cost Eight Human Lives
All the Same.
A. TEAJJJ OH A TEESTLE.
fwentr-two Persons Suffer Injuries
Backed Out ora Flood Into a freight
Three More Ball Disasters In Which
the Fatuities Number Four Explosion
In a Fireworks Factory, Five Deaths
Resulting, with Four Wounded A
Building Collapses, Injuring Seven, Two
Pine Bixtf, Ark., May 23. One of the
worst wrecks in the history of the Cotton
Belt road occurred between 9 and 10
o'clock Friday night on a trestlework be
tween Humphrey and Goldman, sonic
twenty miles above here. The wreck w:is
indirectly due to the flood occasioned i y
the overflow of the Arkansas river. Eight
persons were killed outright and twenty
two injured. Those killed were: Mrs.
Anderson, Amorilla. Tex,; J. Morgan
Crumpton, Nashville, Tenu.;Mrs, Ilenson,
wife of bridge foreman; Mrs. R. P. Hud
gins and son, Grape Vine, Tex.; J. Nichols,
freight fireman; ranchman, Wnco, Tex.,
name unknown; unknown man.
A Long List of Wounded.
The list of passengers reported injured
is as follows: S. E. Brooks, Cisco, Tel.,
severe bruises about head and body; Net; is;
Brownlow, Brownsburg, Tex., teeth
knocked out and head injured; C. B. Crou-
Bon, Pine Bluff, Ark., badly bruised; II. S.
Davis, Waco, Tex., shoulder hurt; Jane
Dobbins, Jefferson, Tex., eye cut; C. I.
Fry, Florence, Ala., head cut, elbow dis
located and internally injured; P. B.
r lelds, i'me lilurt, Ark., bead badly cut;
THIRTEEN STRAIGHT GAMES.
Pot the Chicago Experts Into Third Place
Statistics of the Game.
Chicago, May 23. A week ago the lack
of the Chicago League base ball club had
begun to change and the Colts had got a
good seat on the seventh rail of the fence,
and the Windy City crank was thankful
for what he could see and hoped on. Nor
were his hopes disappointed, for the end of
the week saw Anson proudly astride the
third rail from the top, and feeling good
over his thirteenth(porf;ntous number)con-
secutlve win; and the crank, well he was
simply an all pervading chuckle. There
is a far cry, however, to the top rail, fot
Boston holds it with 141 points to the good
of Chicago, which latter club goes from
home soon for twenty games. It is
evidently too much to expect Chicago to
win the first series. The records stand as
Cleveland.. . .
WXSTEBX. Iji'tgl ILL.-IA. L'G't. i
ji riiriLj til f
Colnmbns !19 jl .7112 Jollet 17 1 .944
Milwaukee us 6 .(WS , Peoria 12 .I7
Kansas City 10 91 .iat! Kockford 8 7 .SSC
Toledo g 9; .471'!Kvan6vtIle 10:10 .500
'niaha 7'lOi .412 lyulncy 71 .43S
Ht. Paul 6 111 Ma ltock lsl.-Mo... 713 .450
Minneapolis.... S 11 .813 Jacksonville .. 5!l 278
Indianapolis. .. 2, 9i ,1S2 Terre Haute. M6 Zii
Villi i - -
bill dragged its weary length along again J M- F- House, Pine Blnff, Ark.; badly
Sutnrrlnv in tl ,o0o ton Kin bruised; A. M. Henson, member of bnd.
cover I. Almost the entire session was' Kn' injured; K P Hudgins Grape
iue, i., leg uitiucabeu; iviartun
occui ied in discussing an amendment of
Fornry (Dem.) of Alabama, which was
adopted 96 to 93 providing that all pen
sion money received by inmates of na
tional soldiers homes in excess of $5 pet
month should be deducted for maintain
ing the expenses of the homes, except
wherj the disabled soldier has a wife, de
pendent parent, or a minor child. Then
the t xcess should be sent to such depend
ent by the managers.
China W ill Not Retaliate.
WikBHiNGTON, May 23. At the Chinese
legation the statement is made that no in
structions have yet been received from the
government at Fekin regarding the policy
to be pursued by representatives in the
Unit-id States ofthe Celestial empire npon
the new Chinese exclusion act. It may be
Baid, however, that there will be no vio
lent nor speedy disruption of diplomatic
relations between China and the United
State sand that there will be no reprisals
upon Americans iu China because of the
passive of the law. -
Boscoe Conkllng's Portrait.
Washington, May 23. The portrait of
the late ex-Senator Roscoe Cunkling,
painted by Cuyler Ten Eyck, has been
placed in the room of the vice president at
the Capitol, where it attracts much atten
tion. The portrait is heroic in size and
has teen hanging iu the Hoffman house,
New York, since completion. Mrs. Grant
great ly desired to have it in her home, but
it wts too large for a private house. The
porttait has been greatly admired by the
men Is ox the dead statesman.
Called oa the President.
Washington, May 23. Members of the
American Library association, who met
in ai nual conference in Lakewood, N. J.
held their closing session in this city
Saturday and afterward called npon
President Hamson, who received them in
Net Gold in the Treasury.
Washington, May 23. The net gold in
the t reasnry since May 10 has decereased
$4,00),000, leaving it $li 5,107,000. The re
oeim a from customs at New York for the
past ten days have been $5,624,000.
ail forms is nearly 500,000,000 pounds, or
fifth ,f ti,e wool ofthe world, while the
Population of the United States is sup
P"l to v less tbau one-twentieth of the
Population of the world. If Europe re-
I'ureii as much in proportion to popnla-
ia" w ool of the world would not suf-
"tel.irasunnlv triniirrVi nil nrhap unnlo
-t i--.ri --n --- j'-i-.w
Mould dress in cotton or in the skins of
" uu "easts.
GETTING READY FOR CONVENTION
- -vismss a ma ww V as via MH
Trtrafal la Ovr.
Washington. Milt 2R. Tfc, lit ttiA nnrrwau
f the senate appropriations committee, if
"smie, to clear the senate docket of all
pending great appropriation bills before its
Members separate to attend the national
conventions of their respective parties.
They have only seven more working days
- "'en. to accomplish this. On Tuesday
oi next w eek, by tacit consent, a truce will
proclaimed, to last through both
Minneapolis and Chicago conven-
' Caen Side aimwlnir Tint
press important Wixlntinn dnr-
i "I'm wun ieiBittbiuu uur-
trJL absnceof members of the other
? i- n is possible that the rapid work
w last week, when both the naval aopr
pnatton and the rivur ml h.i-Hr.i.h;iia
PUSlieU thrmiirri m.v Ha olronttt-
an...n . . ..-...j ..... i w iura
Muaneu uunng the coming week by the
' "e ui me nenainn ind H nlnmctl.
C0tlM:ir uTll,rnn.:..; will- LI.L .1
Onlv ti.- i' "i" ii-ivju uiiia, wuiuu sure line
now ueiore tne senate.
What Am.rln.n TIm t-
ASHIKGTON. Mav M iuint.nk
4 F -w. iiuuiuvuu w i4 V
wry Spaulding has informed Representa-
-- umveiy, ot Indiana, in answer to in
Bnh, i uuly lno8e rticles which are
BWtd r wrought from sheet iron or
arT-V of American manufacture, and
.afterwards tinned, are to be classified
RELIC OF THE MIDDLE AGES.
Judson, Paducah, Ky., arm fra:
tured ;Jones, G. H., colored, St. louis,
head and wrist cut; Jenkins. H. M.. Flat
Ridge. a., right side and back injured;
Laughton, James, Jonesburg, Ga., lej
dislocated; Markham, H. D., Greenville,
Texas, chest hurt; Osborne, J. H., Pine
Bluff, Ark., arm injured; Keed, Ella,
Winchester, Tenn., face badly cut;
Swann, H., Tyler, Texas, bruised; Tay
lor, James, Memphis, Tenn., chest slight
ly injured; Turner, John, engineer, back
injured. Taylor, J. G., Little Rock, Ark.,
shoulder hurt; Turner, H. H., Wolf City,
Texas, badly bruised.
One of Those Fatal Oversights.
The south bound passenger train, bound
for this place from St. Louis, had orders
to turn back on account of the flood, and
the conductor was also instructed to side
track at Humphrey to meet the freight.
Through an oversight the train crew
started to back the train to Golden, the
next station. It had just reached Crooked
bayou when the freight came along at a
high speed, down grade. The engineer
did not see the passenger until it was too
late and all be could do was to reverse and
jump out in the mud and water. Two of
the passenger coaches, including the
sleeper, were thrown into the raging
Score Saturday and Sunday.
There were but two Leaeue trames slaved
Saturday: At Chicago Pittsburg 0, Chi
cago 1; at St. Louis Cleveland 1, St.
Louis 4 St. Louis forfeited first game for
arriving on ground behind time. (Sun
day) At Louisville Cincinnati 4, Louis
Western : At Minneapolis Kansas Cit v
0, Minneapolis 4; at Toledo Columbus 5,
Toledo 1; at Milwaukee Indianapolis 5,
Milwaukee 3. (Sunday) At Milwaukee
Indianapolis 3, Milwaukee 6; at Omaha
St. Paul 6, Omaha 1; at Toledo Colum
bus 5, Toledo 5 both teams arrested at
end of fifth inning for playing on Sunday.
No more Sundav tames at MinneaDolis.
THEY WORKED ON SUNDAY.
Everybody at Sioux City Busy Repairing
Siora ClTT, la., May 23. The second
clear day since the great flood was usher
ed in yesterday morning, and the great
work of repair was taken up with renew
ed energy. Every man who will work is
at it hard and fast, either at his own home
or on some of the railroads. Placards
offering $3 a day for men were posted
Saturday throughout the city on behalf of
the railroads, and no questions were asked
about Sunday. The feeling in the over
flowed district against the relief commit
tees because of their refusal to accept out
side aid was allayed by that committee
Bending out a message acknowledging the
error and agreeing to accept all contribu
tions.. It is expected that Governor Boies
will come here, and on behalf of the state
he may also issue an appeal.
BLAINE WILL EUN,
Unless the Cincinnati Enquirer
is Printing Fakes.
ASIGTVTFIOAUT SPECIAL DISPATCH.
Because John It. McLean Is Very Inti
mate with the Maine Statesman "A
living, Indisputable Fact" Blaine in
the Hands of His Friends Says so Him
self "For the Benefit of the Party"
Geo. C Gorham on that Alleged Grant
Letter A Fraud.
Cincinnati, May 23. The Enquirer
prints this morning the following dis
patch from its Washington correspondent
which, in view of the warm relations be
Blaine and John R. McLean, may be con
sidered significant; it is dated Washing
ton, May 21:
"The convention to be held in Minne
apolis on the 7th day of next June will
nominate James G. Blaine for the office of
president of the United States. This in
formation is given in advance because the
mission of the Enquirer is to print the
news. It is not based on street gossip or
curbstone conference. It is a living, in
Has Made His Last DenlaL
"Ever eiuce the name of Blaine has been
connected with this nomination its ratifi
cation required only his assent. Up to
within forty-eight hours ago this was with
held. The situation has reached the cri
sis. Mr. Blaine has spoken to this extent:
'I will do nothing to prevent my nomina
tion. I have made my last denial.' And
I can say likewise that if nominated Mr.
Blaine will make the race. He realizes
that the Republican party will need its
best effort to win the election.
Leaves It to the Delegates.
The assurances so persistently made
that his name is stronger than any other
have had their weight. Yielding every
consideration to party welfare he is in the
bands of the delegates. He will neither
seek the nomination nor run away from
it. If called upon to lead be throws tiie
magic of his name aud fame to the fore
Seetis to Be Somewhat Out of Place
These Piping Times.
St. Petersburg, May 23. Jude Her
mann Koehlbrandt, of Wenden, near Riga,
has been fined 200 roubles and removed
from office for abusing his power. Among
the onormities proven against the judge
was that he had caused nine men and
women accused of trivial offenses to be
flogged with switches until the blood
flowed fro, it their bodies in streams. An
other case was that of an alleged thief,
who received thirty strokes of the lash in
the judge's kitchen, and atill refusing to
confess was given thirty more. Tne man.
aga; nst whom nothing had been proven,
nevix fully recovered irom nis injuries.
Why not Promote the BoldlerT
A peasant who had failed to pay his rent
was given twenty strokes. One Mednis, a
powerfully built soldier, who naa oeen
sent enced to receive thirty lashes for some
off e ace, attacked the Coggers and van
quished them. The judge thereupon tried
to administer the punishment nimseii,
but Mednis turned the tables by giving
the autocrat a severe thrashing, after
which he was lucky enough to escape from
the countqr. These are but a few in
stances of the judge's actions. It took
nina years to bring condemnation of the
jud je, and the people are so unreasonable
as to complain mat tne punishment does
not nt the crime.
Editors Charged with Blackmail.
Columbus, O., May 23. F. W. Levering,
publisher, and H. W. Tlernan, business
maiager, of the Sunday World, were
arrssted Saturday night on a charge of
bla -email. They had agreed to keep an
at tick upon Arthur Duffy out of their
pai er for $800. Duffy informed the police
ant. arranged a meeting. Tiernan was
tra aped accepting the $800 in plain view of
three detectives concealed in the room.
layering is the man who, as owner, was
associated with A. C Osborn and engaged
in ; war of personal journalism with the
Elliotts; of the Sunday (jap ita! a year ago
las; February and which resulted in the
det th of Osborn and the Imprisonment of
tAi lott ior me.
THREE OTHER FATAL WRECKS.
They Will Besult in the Death All Told
of Four Men.
St. Louis, May 23. A light east-bound
Jacksonville Southwestern engine, in
Charge of Conductor Smith, collided with
the west-bound passenger train on the
Vandalia road, five miles west of Green
ville, at 5:53 Saturday morning. Both en
gines and the baggae car of the passenger
train were wrecked and the first passen
ger coach was considerably damaged.
The crews of both engines saved them'
selves by jumping, but were badly brused.
A special guard of the American Express
company, named Ed Finn, was Instantly
killed, and sharp, tne regular express
messenger, seriously hurt. None of the
passengers was injured.
Didn't Obey His Orders.
Houston, Tex., May 23. A collision ac-
curred i rlday on tne Houston and Texas
Central railroad between Elgin and Mc-
Dade, resulting from a misunderstanding
of orders, by which Engineer Larkins was
killed. Engineer Nass and Brakeman Tom
Hall injured. Engineer Larkins received
orders at Hempstead to proceed to Austin
after a train of rock and to wait at Mo-
Dade for the down train, pulled by Engin
eer Nass, to pass. Instead he tried to rush
on to Elgin, and on rounding a curve went
head on against the down train.
Jumped, But Will Die.
Zanestille, O., May 23. An engine
and twelve cars were derailed a mile west
uf this city on the Baltimore and Ohio
railway. The engineer and fireman
jumped, but were fatally hurt.
DEATH IN OTHER FORMS.
Am Explosion and a Building Collapse
Have Terrible Results.
HARTFORD, Conn., May 23. At 4:30
o'clock Saturday afternoon the factory of
the ,33tna Pyrotechnic company, in Me
chanic street, blew np with a tremend
ous noise, which shook the city and was
heard some miles in the country. The
contents of the building flew high in the
air, and papers drifted off a mils or so
from the scene. Four dead bodies were
taken from the ruins: John L. B. Ship
ley, a well-known dtisen; Mrs. Emma
Tragansa, forewoman of the factory; Miss
Maggie Capen, of Cottage Grove, Bloom-
field; Miss Emma Taroox, oi this city,
None Was Severely Hart.
The injured were not dangerously
wounded. Their names are: George F.
Stevens, employed by the company
drummer; Miss Kittle Golden, of this city;
Miss Rose Harvey, or Uottage Grove,
Bloomfleld; Miss Minnie Taylor, of this
city. The other person in the .building at
the time, George Sensoth, of Cottage
Grove, is undoubtedly still in the ruins.
The company made red and blue fire, and
It was not generally supposed that the
nlace was dangerous. They have been
running for eight years.
A Colored Brother at the Methodist Con
ference Speaks Ilia Mind.
Omaha, May 23. At Saturday's session
of the Methodist conference the first an
nouncement was that Drs. A. J. Kynett
and W. A. Spencer had been elected sec
retaries ofC the hurch Extension society.
It was decided to elect two secretaries for
the Freed man's Aid society, and Drs.
J. C. Hartzell and J. W. Hamilton
were the lucky ones. Rev. Dr. Hayes, of
Tennessee, a colored clergyman, proceeded
to rake over the coals, Dr. Chas. Park
hurst editor of Zion's Herald, for ridicl-
ling the negroes at the conference. He
was loudly applauded and said the negro
was used to this treatment in the south
but did not expect it in the north. Dr.
Parkhurst confessed judgement by apolo
gizing. A Sunday chool meeting was held
I in the afternoon.
Supplies for Flood Sufferers.
ALTON. IU., May 23. This city
thronged yesterday with fully 10,000
people, brought here from all points in the
interior of the state by a morbid cariosity
to view the ravages of the recent floods.
Colonel Bell, of the state militia, arrived
in the morning with two car loads of sup
plies for the flood sufferers, including
tents, blankets and cots, which were
stored subject to the order of the relief
committee. Governor Fifer and party
arrived later, after making a tour of the
nooded districts below nere.
A Uood Story Soon Told.
Melbourne, May 23. Deeming
hanged at 10:1 o'clock this morning.
There's Some Money to Fight For.
San Francisco, May 23. The half dozen
grown children ot Millionaire James P,
Pierce, of Santa Clara, are greatly exer
cised over the secret marriage of .the old
man, who is 70 years old, to his servant,
Miss Julia Neff. The marriage took place
last Tuesda", but the facts did not become
known until Saturday, when Mr. Pierce
returned to his palatial home with its new
mistress. A lively row is predicted, bat
as the old man is worth $3,000,000 he will
probably e fleet a compromise.
What's Wrong With Judge Lynch?
ATLANTA, May 23. Ed Banks' trial was
ended here Saturday, and after an hoar's
deliberation the jury returned a verdict of
guilty and fixed the punishment at death
Banks murdered a man for robbery, know
ing at the same time that his victim had
but 45 cents. The trial of Peter Daniels
was also concluded. The jury found
him guilty and sentenced him to death.
He will be executed July 15. He had mur
dered his mistress.
King's Daughters Sail for Russia.
New York, May 23. Eleven young la
dies, members of the King's Daughters,
sailed on the steamship Island Saturday
for Russia with money to distribute
among the famine sufferers.
aaa a Deadlock on Fusion.
Lawrence, Kans., May S3. The Alli
ance county convention met her Satur
day and all went well until it was moved
to endorse Colonel H. D. Moore, a Demo
crat, for congress. The fight was hot until
6 o'clock in the evening, when a vote was
I forced and it stood 89 to 89, a deadlock
that was not broken, and the convention
adjourned without acting on the matter,
Geo. C Gorham Denounces that Alleged
Washington, May 2a George C. Gor
ham, who was an intimate friend of Roscoe
Conkling, has written a letter to the New
ork Sun declaring that the alleged let
ter of General Grant to Senator Conkling
regarding a third term is bogus not even
counterfeit having no semblance to
anything ever written by Grant. He says,
referring to a part of the letter advising
Conkling to break up his quarrel with
Blaine, that Grant and Blaine were not
friendly at that time.
He continues: "I have, however, a bet
ter reason than my own opinion or my
knowledge of the relations between the
men for saying that General Grant never
wrote the letter referred to, and that is
Mr. Conkling's own word. He assured
me after the national convention of 1880.
that he had not received a line from Gen
eral Grant on the subject of the presi
dency nor the nomination since his arrival
in the country Irom his trip around the
world that year.
Grant Made no Sign.
"Nor bad he received from him any ver
bal communication on the Bubject. He
assured me that he never had any intima
tion from him whether the contest, going
on in his behalf, was pleasing to him or
distasteful. I know that I did not misun
derstand him, and I therefore assert that
the pretended letter is a very silly hoax,
very poorly contrived.
Not Even a Clever Fraud.
"If its object is to affect the mind of any
Republican upon the approaching nomina
tion I have only to say that no man has
been named a possible candidate, who
would have permitted so clumsy an im
position upon the public to have been at
tempted, if he had been consulted in the
USED AN AX ON HIS WIFE.
Man of CS Murderously Attacks His
Evassvillk, Ind., May 23. Friday
Herman Kasling, aged about 68 years, at
tacked his wife, 59 years of age, striking
her four blows on the head with an ax,
then turned and attempted to end his own
life with the same weapon. He first
struck her with the ax, knocking her
down. He followed this with three other
blows. Her son heard her cries after the
first blow and ran to her assistance. On
entering the stable he found his mother
lying on the floor and his father with
in hand delivering vicious blows on his
own head, which he continued to do until
exhausted Irom loss or blood. .Both are
seriously hurt aud will probably die. In
sanity is the only cause to which the af
fair can be attributed. Kasling has been
acting strangley for some time.
Train Wreckers Near Des Moines.
Des Moines, May 23. Saturday night
at about 12 o'clock the Chicago, Rock
Island and Pacific vestibuled train ran
into a pile of ties about two miles west of
this city in a lonely place. A track walk-
er, however, had discovered tne
ties and the train was moving
slowly when the collision took
place, owing to the signals. He had found
the obstruction while making his rounds,
and upon starting to remove it had been
shot at and his lautern shattered. He ran
and was again shot at. Obtaining
another lantern he got in front of the train
by a circuitious route and prevented
wreck and rjbbery. No clue.
Presbyterians at Portland.
Portland, Ore.. May 23. There was no
session of the Presbyterian general assem
bly Saturday. Sunday Dr. Young, moder
ator of the assembly, preached against
"Briggsism" and defended the traditions
of the Bible. Dr. C. H. Thompson, of
New York, Briggs' staunch friend, has ar
rived and the great case will be "on" in
the assembly this week.
Went Down With Her Crew.
The ironclad baumoes, a Brazilian war ,
hip, went down in the harbor or Monte
video yesterday morning and only five of
the crew of 128 escaped.
Barom Rosenoern Lehn, Danish minister
of foreign affairs, is dead.
J. W. Cassel & Co., contractors and
builders, Chicago,has assigned with liabil
ities of $55,000 and assets slightly less.
The English correspondents have it now
that parliament will be dissolved June 20
and the long expected appeal to the people
The order of Railway Telegraphers, after
deciding to continue an independent or
ganization, has adjourned sine die at
Chas. Harden, of Springfield. His., is
charged with having eloped with his
brother George's wife, baby aud mule.
from Forsythe, Ga.
Among the physicians recentlv selected
as qualified ior appointment to ' 'ie grade
of assistant surgeon in the Marine hospital
service was Dr. James H. Oakley, of Cairo,
A fight will be waged in congress
against the present methods of shipping
animals across the Atlantic, the assertion
being made that said methods are very
Comptroller of the Currency Laoey is at
Chicago looking over the ground prepara
tory to deciding whether he will accept
the offer to become president of a new bank
Foreman Pietro, of a gang of Italians at
South Lynn, Conn., was murdered by
three of his compatriots out of revenge for
his alleged tyranny. They cut his throat
from ear to ear.
Mr. and Mrs. Klumpf and their two
sons, of Ttylor Center, Mich., are charged
with the murder of Mrs. Rosa Schultz,
whose body has been found in the river
there with a bullet hole in it.
The attempt of the water-pipers to have
the Waukesha, Wis., people restrained
from interfering with the piping of Hygeia
water to Chicago failed, the judge reins
ing the injunction because a similar case
is pending in the county court.
Archbishop Ireland comes out in an in
terview declaring that the papal decision
regarding the "Faribault" system of schools
is all in favor of the system, and every
thing he (Ireland) could have desired.
The striking stone quarrymen are go
ing to prosecute the operators lor
conspiracy on the alleged ground that
some stone companies went into the com
bine because they had to, those in the
combine having threatened to boycott
them if they stayed out.
The latest sensation from across the At
lantic is to the effect that the reason Salis
bury has consented to an international sil
ver conference is that the United States
has offered to admit English metal goods
free if Enuland will discuss the silver
question. The story is denied at Wash
There is a strike of miners in the Coeur
d'Alene mining region in Idaho and the
strikers have stopped a train containing
300 non-union men. who were going to
work, by force. The militia is in sym
pathy with the strikers and the governor
has asked the president to send blue coats
to the scene.
It is reported at Boston that certain col
ored men are taking-lessons in the manu
facture and use of the "resources of civil
ization" with the object of reducing the
number of negro lynchings in th south or
making things still more interesting down
there. There was a negro strung up down
there for about each day of last weak.
The lal Market.
Bran tec per cwt.
Ships; nil $1.00 per cwt.
Dst Timottav. SliaiS: Dralrie. lOail: eaover
$9I0; baled. $11 00.
Batter Fair to choice. 16c: cresmerv. 1SAS4
Ecgi Fresh, 16c; packed, 10c.
Pooltrv Chickens, loaiiu. ; turkeva. ISUa.
docks. tfXc; geese, 10c.
FRUIT AND VBOrrABLSS.
Apples 1.85$2.75 perbbL
Cattle Butchers dst for eorn fed steers
m&4He; cows and heifers, 2K&Jc; calves
Hard 7 BO&7 75.
Soft 1 I0 SO.
Hinir, WOOL, SBIDS, BTC.
Hides, dry 4c per lb.
" green 8c per lb.
Grubby No. i 8c
Green Salted pure No. 1, 4i4c
Wool, unwashed. 18c
Lime, per bo!. 75c.
Stucco, per bbl. tt 75.
Clover seed, per bn. S3 BO.
Timothy, per bo. ft 60.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling sod timber. 1 to 16 feet, $11.
Every additional foot In lenstb SO cents .
X A XSbinglests 75.
Lath 2 50.
Fencing 12to 16 feet $18.
Stock boards.roagh $14
" " dressed $17.
C. flooring $30
Finishing Lumber. aressedS30$40.
LESS THAN HALF THE
PRICE OFjOTHER BRANDS
SOLD IN CANS-ONLY
yaragrapn 143 of the act of Oct. 1,