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Rock Island Daily Argus.
l XL. NO. 181.
ROCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1892.
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t c trie DUSmcoa -
T jfoV THEY ARE VEBT BUSY
rt,r T.-kl' s- Clarkson Again
f" ... Freelv Kerens, of
I-'" . ...i, i StnrV In Talk of
Louis 1,01 " I
fitMiiii! II"- '""- "-
"Tl.e.iher. Adopt riatform and
.S(.r..S. May -A The Post, today
',' . i1l(, ii.ii -view had with Gen-
"i. t. .!-!'" ciiiiirnian of the na-
j.',..iihl::m committee, on the
: si itim:i"ii. in substance as
' t, ri p'.y to a question General
, lii irh it lu was in favor of the
. .. ,n Minneapolis of the man
' elements of the
, u!.l carry 223 electoral
,,-1 mni "!'i'.v l'e presidential
'I f mxt November. Con-
. i,,n, ni! I'i.irk-on said the Minne
oI .vr.rii'ii ";IS for the purpose to
.) ,. K' ""!"" '1" party a ticket that
t '.(( "ot fr Purpose
;i, man or that man.
,.r.if Harrison's Position.
, t0 I'ri'lent Harrison he said
. ;i.r : .:,l( iit had placed the whole
.;i:.iuari of the campaign on a high
c s ffir his ambitions were con--,,!
n:.. t!iii" l:o have believed that
vi-idi i.; wmilil not prove to be in the
v final jndtfment t lie strongest can
,tr (trtlii- 'i-ar have acted from equal-u;t-!mlnl
motives. "The president
irft ti e party free to decide. So far as
iti i.tTiil "Clarkson.the president
m.i instructed votes, but my
it ul- me to believe that the 600
,.rv.Miri siiiistaiitially unpledged."
Su 11 1 not anti-Harrison.
r.f-ii. t'.irkson disclaimed that he
.ar.vi!:irr...ti iu position and feeling.
l.-l. a persniial regard for him
- ;.;.;( mlmi-ation. The question
r 'u ii. r.i: I'i.-irkson:
," !. repiieil. '"Oh, he is all
k-any-'f tl.e 7. UK 1. 000 Repub-
hi' l.-itnl and you will find that
. rii;!it iu honor to be a can-
iirr" replied Mr. Clarkson
: j asking when in eighteen
! part v or public consent,
i.iii'M.iie, nr whether in the
In' h.-e- gained, in fact, a re-i-
M.ii r:-t the party intor
ir.i'.v ,,r refuse to be a can-
I'luine to the Partj.
) - Mipri-me time it is not
:: : iiian hunting the presi
t nv presidency hunting the
i-rini; your direct ques-
tralized the means of production, ex
change and transportation in the hands of
favored classes who by special and un
natural privileges are enabled to deprive
or restrict the many of equal rights
and oppc rtunit ies.
Slakes Life a Harden.
This tystem makes life to all men one
continue! struggle for existence; each
n an Is arrayed against his brother, and
no one ii sure that his life will not end in
the poorhouae. The People's party was
formed to abolish this unnatural and bar
barous struggle, and secure to all men and
women equal rights and equal opportu
nities." The platform was unanimously
Names Pat on the Ticket.
For celegates-at-large to the Omaha
convention the following were elected:
Robert Shilling, Milwaukee; H. O'Brien,
Douglass; Dr. H. F. Hixon, Racine; John
Btavrun, Dunn; C. M. Butt, Viroqua;
Congressman Henry Smith, Milwaukee;
Reuben May. Vernon; W. W. Hale, Wal
worth. The following state ticket was
nominat by acclamation: For gov
ernor, C. M. Butt, of Vernon; lieutenant
governor, Martin Pattison, of Douglass;
secretary of state, Aaron Brouguton;
treasurer, Alfred Manheiuier, Manitowoc;
attorney general, M. W. Stevens, Green
Lake; railroad commissioner, Charles
Hatch, Calumet; insurance commissioner,
Kugene Low, Milwaukee; superintendent
public instruction, Miss Agnes Worsley,
THE. V1EVS OF R. C. KERENS.
He Ioem't Believe the Stories of Antl
St. Louis, May 23. Mr. Richard C.
Kerens, of this city, who is a deleeate-at-large
to the Minneapolis convention, was
shown a Washington telegram in a morn
ing pajer to the effect that a strong
Blaine-anti-Harrison combination had
been formed with the determination to
force Secretary Blaine to accept the nomi
nation. The telegram also stated that
Stephen B. Elkins had been forced by the
Blaine leaders to show his hand and had
declared for Harrison, but would not at
tend the convention. Mr. Kerens said: "I
know nothing of any such plans a3 those
outlined, and as for the probabilities of
Mr. Blaine's being in the race at all I still
believed that he cannot and will not ac
cept the nomination, although he is in
goodheilth at the present time. I think
the te egrani from Washington
quoting Mr. Blaine as positively asserting
that he will not be a candidate, and offer
ing to v rite another letter to that effect if
Mr. Hai rison so desires, is the plain truth
of the s tuation as it stands now.
Harmony in the Convention.
"I do iot wish to impugn the motives of
the Washington correspondent who sends
the story of the Blaine-anti-Harrison
movement, but the evident design of the
w hole story is to create the impression
that tin re are strong Blaine and Harrison
factions developing which will cause bit-
j ter antagonism at the Minneapolis con
I veution. This is not true. There will be
no antagonism there, and the nomination
AS TO MOB EULE.
Startling Remark by a United
-hoi.Ua"vthat in my opin- ' wiU be :nde without developing any such
!: command of the 7 000- ' hostility or bitterness as is outlined in the
management of President Harrison's in
terests nt Minneapolis will be iu the hands
of the Indiana delegation first, last and
all the time.
MEN WHO ARE AGAINST HARRISON.
.i'.j'an- i f U.e country expressed
tti' ir initi'iiia convention will be
it. I Midst to be obeyed by any
' : !!.- parry."
"Mietl.in- significant Here.
' at "it tiic ierter of February ad-
w.ty." said .Mr. Clarkson, "that
i- iw.-er been answered. I felt
:' ';-i nor aut horized to do it.
' '' perhaps that it ought to
fi- national convention. I
: tin "Ma r wav to conclude that
'I that you have a personal
'ir:w.vti li.atae and Harrison?"
t h.i UTI,i .Man, Anyhow?
.is: ty personal preference neither a
"ri '; a Harrison man. If I could
ii -7 choice I would select another than
' i ir reM(,.it; but it isnotaques
:. :., .v of per.-onal feeling with the Re
' -it.-, hut of party judgment and par
1 tl-'i'k 'he great mass of Repub
"rrywhere this year are ready, to
tipper-oi.al friendship for party ln-
11 ucli Difference In the Old
-WAl-Kth. Wis., May 23. The Peo-
r: party (,f t!,js state met in convention
e.t Tr-tenl(tv with 10 ilulu..so
-"wy portion of the state. O. Ben
' f l'"ii-:as county, was made (em
" niantiiaii, and an enercetic ad
v tt-,1. nvere.l by Robert Schilling,
''! ti.at t)1(. Ilpw party movement
attinuini.- gigantic dimensions
"-'''lit the State. nml thuf in muni.
"uld poll next November a
tlmii either the Renublicans
i ne delegates were
-t'Ue- i; v
t", ris(. nv the nrpsenen nf Run
'1 eU. t ill f.nt. XV. 1 A1
. ."'".MliWtT ttllll th. nrlnln.l,.l v,
t'l ."'Pf'Teiii'e. and Alonzo Wardell.
',1. DiikotH member of the exnrntive
utte of lVuple's party.
Frr.11 . .. J
W;t wm Predictions.
'i;p i , speecn, in ine course ol
"St Uf Kail tlint if .U - -1J .! .
IitM u " luc um parties nomi
'fiJi ,rn a"d Cleveland upon a
On i 1 I,Iatform the nominees of
ntrv" , f'"Vention would "weep the
hChicju; V eastern Democrats
;nn '"piea io put mtneirpiat
... radical hard monev sold hauls
i . .
"-. Slid tint I'l i.-.j
artl money sold basis
on top of it, they
d. v 'eveiana on top of it, they
, s:ipl'rised if the southern dele-
,J1 I tie finnnPlal dnminafinr, M
sas UVUltUHMUU Vs.
lutein . county, was maae
ees, a farmer preacher
Vie st r!:''r,V l':,(lors,'s and recapitulates
.'Mil. i'.eel;irali01. with a nreamhln
iratiou with a preamble
Here is oulv 5 ner riit. rtiffpr.
' till- I...HT : . . .
(si.j.i " meas 01 tne two old nar.
l-iit n . "lhe Peoples nartT submits
ltii... . 'i"s ot greater lmport-
tv,i, tnrlR which amounts to on
QutTl ''v"1 annum, and that
"as very little weieht on
LUluiiilnnu t, i.
Prions f luaiwr ui
'mitk "',ltunder the existing sys
Prod,, Mt':ui"ultes in the hands of
k ' "" 1,1 f,,e trade countries and
- enr.ures unnecessary hard-
D Dr. it. ...t. j , ;
'Wiii.. , wunwies. ine most
-uuu unjust legislation has cen
A 'Wasliinirton Puper Names Them and
Sayi Some Are lllaine8 Friends.
Wasi in'gton, May 25. Commenting
upon U e statement made Monday by a
friend of President Harrison upon the
sincerity of the opposition to the presi
dent's lenomination, that those foremost
in it wt re not known as particular friends
of secretary Blaine, when he was a candi
date for the presidency eight years ago, The
Post says: The anti-Harrison column in
cludes a large number of Republicans,
some cf whose name may be cited as
follows: General Clarkson, chairman
national committee and presi-
i dent of the league of Repub-
lcan clubs; ex Senator T. C Piatt
and es -Senator Warner Miller, of New
York; Senators Quay and Cameron, of
Pennsylvania; Judge J. M. Thurston, of
Nebraska; General R. A. Alger, Michi
gan; ex -Speaker Reed, of Maine; ex-Gov
ernor J. B. Foraker, of Ohio; Senator
Gallinger, of New Hampshire; Senator
Jones, of Nevada; M. H. De Young and M.
M. Estee, of California; Senator Vt ash-
burne, of Minuesota; Senator Stockbridge,
of Michigan; Senator Pettigrew, of South
Dakota; Senators olcott and Teller, of
California; ex-Senator Farwell, of Illinois;
General Mahone, of Virginia; Representa
tives Botttelle and Milhken, of Maine;
ex-Congressman White, of Indi
ana; ex-Senator Wiiliatn Pitt Kel
logg, of Louisiana; ex-Congressman
Stewar-, of Vermont; Henry G.
Payne, of Wisconsin; Chairman King, of
the Ol.io Republican state committee;
Henry Cabot Lodge, of Massachusetts;
and many others of equal prominence. In
this formidable list ex-Senators Piatt and
Miller, Judge Thurston, General Alger,
Governor Foraker, Senators Gallinger,
Jones of Nevada, Washburn, Stockbridge,
Pettigrew and Walcott, ex-Senator Far
well, Representatives Boulelle and Milli
ken, ex-Senator Kellogg, Henry C. Payne
and Henry Cabot Lodge are among those
who have always been Blaine men. 8
Bays Harrison Can't Carry Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, May 25. Henry C. Payne,
the Wisconsin member of the national Re
publican committee, in an interview yes
terday substantiates the report that he
has written to Secretary Rusk saying that
Harris in, if nominated, would lose Wis
consin aud Illinois to the Republican
party. He shys that as against Cleveland
Harris u would lose these states on the
school question. He thinks there are
three llepublicaun more available for the
nomination than Harrison Blaine, Rusk
and M oKiuley, with preference iu favor of
Conventions in Session Today.
Sout h Dakota Domocrats are iu session
at Yai kton.
The New Jersey Democracy is holding
its stave convention at Treutuu.
Kentucky's Democracy meet at Louis
ville. Mrs Nellie Grant-Sartoris and her chit
dren departed from New York Saturda..
lor her home in Enarland
THE MOB HEBE TO STAT, SAYS VEST.
And None of the Solemn Lawmakers
Lifts His Voice in Protest Impossible
to Avert Judge Lynch's Proceedings in
this Country and Kver Will Continue
To He To This Condition Have We
Come Development of the Reproach
in Tennessee A Case in Point.
Washington, May 85. That was a
startling commentary on the times and
manners which was provided by an inci
dent in the senate yesterday when Vest
declared mob law something that the
United States must have, come it never so
high. He did not say these precise words,
however. The bill to allow alien victims
of mob law to sue in United States courts
for indemnity, etc., was the subject under
consiaeration auu est was supporting
the proposition made by Morgan to post
pone the bill.
Mob Law Cannot He Averted,
In the course of his remarks the Mis
souri statesman said it was erhaps a
statement which ought not to be made in
the senate; nevertheless, without going
into details, he expressed the opinion that
It was impossible to avert mob law in the
United States, and would ever continue to
be so. The remark was rather startling,
one would suppose, and it would seem that
Vest did ndt draw it too strong in saying
that his statement "perhaps ought not
be made" on the floor of the United States
senate; but the fact that no one was
startled is more startling. There wasn't a
protest beard, the only comment on that
part of Vest's speech being Morgan's re
mark: "Still the senator from Missouri
would not subject foreign citizens to the
operations of mob law by treaty."
Other Objections to the Mill.
Vest replied that this was putting an
extreme and impossible case. The
proposition to enact a law which would
take United States citizens away from
their homes, away from a jury of the
vicinage and away from their means of
defense, and subject them to trial before a
United States tribunal where no change
of venue would be allowed was in his
opinion simply monstrous.
Turpie said the proposed bill went far
beyond even the reconinieudation'of the
president, aud he thought that recom
mendation one of the most radical ever
made by a president. This was the first
instance in Anglo-Saxon history that a
proposit ion had been made that a govern
ment of a people of our race should take
the initiative auaiust a defendant and
compel him to leave the scene of the al
leged crime and make his defense away
from the vicinage.
Suspicious of Federal Courts.
The bill with all it's unconstitutional
and un-American features which perpetu
ated the machinery derived from the
worst times of the worst kings of foreign
countries, would still leave us with only
two alternatives in the event of a re
currence of events like the Italian in
aent in New Orleans either to make
compensation as we had done in that in
stance, or to light. If for no other reason,
he would vote against this bill because it
subjected Amercan citizens to prosecu
tions by foreigners in a court where their
fellow-citizens could not pass upon the
criminal law, but must take it from the
lips of a federal judge.
COMMENT IS UNNECESSARY.
The "Law's Majesty" Chased All Over
Tennessee by the Mob.
Nashville, May 25. Frank Weems, a
negro, made a crimnial assault on a wom
an near Chattanooga and was captured by
the woman's husband and delivered up to
the officers. This did not suit Judge
Lynch, however, who has taken charge of
all matters of a criminal nature in so large
a portion of the United States as to make
the mob hangings twice as great in num
ber as the legal ones, with a steady in
crease during a period of years. So a mob
was organized aud the majesty of the state
in the person of the sheriff sneaked the
"nigger" into a buggy and brought him to
Had Forgotten a Fact.
The sheriff seemed to have forgotten
that Nashville, although the capital of the
state and the residence of the chief repre
sentatives of its majesty, was as unsafe as
any town of a few hundred inhabitants;
that only a few weekt ago the executive
himself was pleading humbly with a mob
to be good and go home. As soon it
was kuown that the wretch bad been
brought here a mob was organized to take
him away. The leaders were treated with
great respect by the officials, who had hid
den the prisoner. Committees were per
mitted to search the jail, the poorhoue
and other places to convince themselves
that the "nieger" was not there. Then the
The Newsman Gives It Away.
But the newsman got hold of a secret
and yesterday he printed it, to the effect
that the officials, knowing how uusafe
Nashville was, had taken the prisoner to
Clarksville. That was what the mob had
been waiting for. Weems was in Clarks
ville under an assumed name and false
charge. Judge Tyler, however, declined
to let him remain in that jail, aud Mon
day night the sheriff of Hamilton county
tooks Weems and started back to Chatta
nooga to put him in jail, passing here this
The Mob on the Track.
A mob of several hundred heard that he
was coming, and awaited the train at
Wauhatchie, six miles this side of Chat
tanooga. Warned by telegraph , the
sheriff and his prisoner left the traiu at
Hooker's, four miles this bide ol
Wauhatchie and took to the mountains.
The mob searched the train at Wau
hatchie at 1 o'clock yesterday and then
started for Hooker and across the mount
ains. Weems' fate is still unknown:
A Taxes on Foreign Agents.
Washington, May 25. Rockwell of
New York yesterday (by leq-iest) intro
duced a bill imposing a license fee of
$3,000 on persons from foreign countries
selling goods in the United States. The
requirements include thoee selling through
a commission house.
NO REST -OR MINISTERS.
Methodists Must Pull t'p Stakes at the
Command of Conference.
Omaha, May 25. Bishop Ninde presided
at yesterday's session of the Methodist
conference. Two reports were made on
the subject of amusements, the majority
recommending no change and the minor
ity advocating the elimination of the pen
alty for dancing, theatre going, etc, leav
ing it to the conscience of members, with
an exhortation to do nothing that di
minishes Christian fervor. Referring to
the Epworth league, which it was proposed
to make the sole church society for young
people, that recommendation in the report
was strick en out, and all societies are con
sequently on equal footing. A report
went over recommending the abatement
of the evil of tobacco-using. Dr. J. F,
Berry was re-elected editor of
The Epworth Herald. The time
limit question was decided by
a vote of lifts to 102 against removing the
limit. A report on temerance, condemn
ing the United States house of represen
tatives for having anything to do with
liquor aud calling on the people to vote
against any party that favors the liquar
interest by licensing manufacture of in
toxicants, was adopted. The Chinese ex
clusion act was denounced.
APPEALS FOR HELP.
Gov. Fifer Asks Aid for Illinois
IMMENSE HAV00 BY THE DELUGE.
What Was Done at Portland.
Portland, Ore., May 25. In the Pres
byterian assembly yesterday the report on
home missions was read giving contribu
tions of within 70,00:) of the $1,000,000
asked for last year, and leaving a debt of
It'w.OOO against $100,000 last year. The pro
posed sixteenth amendment to the consti
tution of the United States was endorsed.
Just before adjournment the Briggs case
came up on reports of the committee, the
majority favoring a re-hearing and the mi
nority declaring that the case should be
referred to the New York synod. The re
ports went over.
WILL OF EX-PRESIDENT POLK.
It Is Declared Null and Void by Chancel
Nashville, May 25. Ex - President
James K. Polk's will was declared null
and void by Chancellor Allison Tuesday
morning and the estate given to the heirs
at law. Polk left the home, consisting of
several acres in the heart of Nashville on
which his tomb is located, to his wife, and
after her death to that relative who should
be pronounced "worthiest relative bearing
the name of Polk," and on that Polk's
death to a successor similarly chosen by
the governor of Tennessee. Mrs. Polk
died last year, and the will was attacked
as an attempt to entail the nrouertv.
Mr. Tasker Polk of North Carolina
bringing the suit. The decision Tuesday
overturned the will and cives the heirs at
law the property. It is worth probably
loings in Senate and House.
Washington', May 35. All yesterday
the senate was occupied in a further dis
cussionf the bill to confer jurisdiction
upon the L nited Mates courts to try of
fenses committed in the states against
alien residents of this countrv. The sen
ate adjourned pending a motion to recom
mit the bill to the committee on foreign
The house devoted another day to the
sundry civil bill without concluding it.
An attempt was made by Knloe to re-
duce the appropriations for the United
States coast and geode. ic survey by cut
ting down certain estimates for field
work and salary. This, however, wasua-
Signed the Scale to May 1, 1893.
JNEW lor.K, -May "Jo. Word was re
ceived yesterday at the headquarters of
the Granite Cutters National union in
this city that the quarry owned by Web
ster & Morse, at Barre, Vt., had with
drawn from the New England Contract
ors association and had signed the yearly.
scale ot wages from May 1, ol this year, to
May 1, 1893. This is the first real victory
that the granite cutters have made in
their big struggle. The quarry is one of
the largest owned by the New England
association and employs more than 500
Chicago Cnlversity Gymnasium.
Springfield, Mass., May 25. A. A.
Stagg, who has been engaged as chief in
structor in the physical department of
the new Baptist university at Chicago,
has received a letter from President Har
per informing him that the board of
directors have voted to build a gymna
sium to cost $200,000 and soliciting sug
gestions from him to aid the architects iu
their plans. President Harper also stated
that the directors voted to engage three
assistants for Mr. Stagg, one of whom
shall be a woman. Mr. Stagg wi 11 go to
imcago anoui ucu l.
The Strike of Gianlte Workers.
Boston, May 25. The secretary of the
Granite Manufacturers' association states
that the tronble between the Cape Ann
Granite company and its employes over
the proposed change in date of the bill of
prices has not been settled as was report
ed. That company is in tne bands of re
ceivers, who have made arrangements
with the union whereby they are allowed
to keep their men at work until certain
contracts upon which they are now en
gaged are completed, the present bill of
prices to continue in iorce.
Gen. Cullom's Gift to West Point.
Washington, May 25. The executors
of the will of the late General George W.
Cullom, of New York city, went befora
Secretary Elkins yesterday and presented
him a check for 9250,000, the amount of a
bequest made by General Cullom for the
erection of a memorial hall at the West
Point Military academy. Secretary Elkins
formally accepted the bequest, and will
ask congress for authority to nse it in the
way the donor intended it for a memo
rial hall for commencement exercises and
to contain war relics and memorial stat
A Very Robust Centenarian.
rSANNEB f ALLS, fa.. May 25. A re
markable case of longevity is found in the
person of Mrs. Jane Bumgard-er, who
arrived in New Brighton from Woods
county, W. Va., on Friday last. In com
pany with her son she walked from, the
station to Block House Ran, a distance of
almost a mile. Mrs. Bamgardner, was
born in Georgia, on Christmas day 105
years ago. For 90 years she lias been
habitual siqaker . .
Damages Aggregating 11,000,000 Done
In Three Illinois Counties A Cry for
Help from the South Tens of Thou
sands of People Homeless, Destitute
and in Danger of StarvingFifty Thou
sand Acreg of Cotton Destroyed A
SriilN'GFlEl.i), HI., May 25. Governor Fi
fer has returned from an inspection of the
inuudated districts of Illinois and yester
day issued a proclamation calling upon
the people of the state to contribute
money, food and clothing for the relief of
the sufferers from the floods. According
to a conservative estimate the damage
done in Madison, St. Charles and St. Clair
counties by the floods will foot up $11,-000,000.
SITUATION IN THE SOUTH.
Mr. Lacey Will Accept.
Chicago, May 25. It is practically
settled that Comptroller Lacey will be-,
come pVesident of the Bankers' National
bank, an institution with 11,000,000 capi
tal, which will open for business July 1.
Mr- Lacey was present Monday afternoon
at a meeting of the promoters of the en
terprise, and stated his willingness to ac
cept the presidency if the details of the
bank's organization were satisfactory to
Dyrenfurth's Raln-Maklng Plan.
Washington, May 25. General R. F.
Dyrenfurth yesterday concluded his dis
cussion before the house agricultural com
mittee on his experience in rain making.
He said he had never failed to cause rain
to fall two to fourteen miles from the
point where the test was made, the rain
being general. General Dyrenfurth thinks
that $25,OU0 should be appropriated for the
establishment of 'experiment posts iu the
arid country, to make experiments and to
keep records of the tes's made. .
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Thousands of Homeless People Depend
ent on Charity.
Pine Blcff, Ark., May 25. Most ap
palling reports of destitution and suffer
ing continue to come from the overflowed
districts. The citizens here, and especial
ly the business men, are themselves heavy
lossers, but they have come forward and
subcribed liberally to help those in worst
condition The federal steamer Wichita,
sent out from here Sunday with provisions
to people below Pine Bluff, yesterday tele
graphed here that 400 people were provid
ed with food at Auburn and Maple Grove.
Five Villages Submerged.
The villages of Bankhead, Greenback,
Dye, Tarassa and Heck a tor are entirely
submerged by the breaking of theBrun-j
son levee. Food is scarce, and there is the ,
grcaiesisuueriug in consequence ait along
ttie river. Hundreds of families have en
tirely abandoned their homes and do not
think of ever returning. A call to the
country at large for urgent help was issued
by the local board of trade yesterday. It
says that while it cannot begin to attend
to the wants of its own people there were
i5,000 others dependent on it.
Iinmense.DeHtructlon of Cotton.
Another boat left here yesterday loaded
with a few days' rations for 5,000 people.
It is estimated that in this couuty, Jeffer
son, oO.OOO acres of cotton is ruined. Re
planting will begin as soon as the floods
subside, but it is doubtful if it will be suc
Tcu Thousand People Homeless.
Mariana, Ark., May 25. Appalling re
ports are received from the low lands of
the St. Francis and White drivers. Ten
thousand people who were living along
those rivers are now homeless and in seri
ous danger of starving. Thirty-two lives
have been . lost along the Arkansas
river.to say nothing of the negroes and
Indians who were swept away on the St.
Francis and White rivers. Yesterday
Miss Sarah McLeod, a school teacher, was
drowned at Paragould, Ark., while trying
to cross a swollen stream. Many steamers
have been tied up because they cannot
Tensas Parish Flooded.
VicKSBUitG, Miss., May 25. News from
below, on both shores, was alarming last
night. Bayou Macon has overflowed and
caused heavy kisses to planters. Bonif
and Tensas rivers are rising fast, over
live leet in twenty-four hours, aud Tensas
parish is being heavily flooded.
CELEBRATING WORLD'S FAIR DAY.
The Grand Army to Co-operate With
School Children Oct. 13.
Albany, N. Y., May 25. Francis Bella
my, chairman of the executive committee
which has charge of arrangements for a
national celebration by thej-chool children
of this country on Oct. 12, the
day set apart to dedicate the
Worlds fair buildings, has interest d
Commander-in-Chief Palmer, of the G. A.
R., in the matter, aud General Palmer has
written to Adjutaut General Phister Hat
ing that the Grand Army will co-operate
in the celebration of Discovery Day aud
requesting General Phister to render all
On the liase BaU Field.
Chicago, May 25. Following is the
League base ball record for yesterday: At
Boston New York 3, Boston 4; (second
game) New York 5, Boston 10; at Balti
morePhiladelphia. 5, Baltimore 7; at
Brooklyn Washington 4, Brooklyn 24;
at Cleveland St. Louis 0, Cleveland 2.
Western: At Minneapolis Kansas City
5, Minneapolis 7; at Omaha St. Paul
Omaha 10; at Toledo Columbus 8, Toledo
8; at Milwaukee Indianapolis 6, Milwau
Illinois-Iowa: At Joliet Jacksonville 0,
jonet d; at feoria yuincy 7, Peoria 4.
He Defended Labor's Cause.
NEW Iobk. May 25. The annual meet
ing of the alumni of the Phi Beta Kappa
society Monday evening was made nota
ble by an address delivered by Benjamin
Andrews, president of Brown university.
President Andrews used as his text the
words, "The Social Plant," and his whole
attempt was devoted to an exposition of
the Justice, as he held, of labor's com
plaint, and the inimical position of the
millionaire in his relation to the true
progress of mankind.
Chicago, May It.
Following were the quotations on the board
ot trade today: Wheat May, opened
t?)Vs,c, close I Mc; Juuh. opened K-c, closed
KHc; July, opened sgc, closed tsic Corn
May, opened ti.'c. closed ti3.-; June, opened
47c. closid July, oien d -ilk-, closed
48Kjc O..ts-Oiay, opened -ilH ilused o&-;
June, opene : oltfjc, closed July, opeued
31c, closed ol.Htc. Pork Mav. o.iened flO.OJ,
closed JH'.'Th-i July, opened S1U.06, closed
f lO.lt'U,; St- tember, oiiene t 3 -2n, cloned
flii.-.Tj. Lan May, opened an 1 closed
Live Stock: Prices at the Union Stook yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
is fairly a tive and prices 5 a, 10c higher;
sales ranged at $i.si'(ii.70 pigs, Si.:ft4 8i
light. Jl l'i! 4 i rtAl.h packiug. S4.M&4.8
mixed, $4.55.t.8i heavy packing and shipping
Cattle Market active and prices steady;
quotations ranged at $4.403.4.90 choice to ex
tra shipping steers, 94.004.35 good to choice
do, $;). 702,4. 10 fair to good $a40a80 common
to medium do,' $125(&a7J butchers' steers
i2.eun3.30 stockers, $.5i&4-UO Texas steers,
$3.40(24.00 feeders. SLS"(& 1.50 cows, Ji0OiJ,S0
bulls and $2.0034.75 veal calve
Sheep Market moderately active and
prices weak; quotations tanged at S5.00iJJ6.25
westerns. $4.80 t30 natives, and 8J.7S3.7.50
lambs; thorn lot-i, SOfft? i per KjO lbs below the
quotations Kiven above.
Produce; Butter Fancy separator, 20s
fine creameries lVc; dairies, fancy fresh, 18c;
No. 1 dairies, 1)1Rc; packing stock, fresh, 10c
Egg Fresh, liiyo pt?r doz. Live Poultry
Chickens, 1-c per doz; roosters, 6c; ducks, lDft
1-c; turkeys, choice hens, ltc: youn? toms, 12c;
old goblers, lojjllc; seese. $ i.uo.o 00 per doz.
Potatoes Hebrons, 35ft4Jcper bu. ; Burbanks.
46(&4Sc; Kose, U5j37c for see l; Peerless, 3.
B7c; common to poor mixed lota 2iig,c: Ber
muda, potatoai, 9S. j0.!i.-D per brL Apples
Common, i-t 'J per brL; good, :3.00$Xj;
fancy, 3.50. Strawberries Tenne see, poor to
fair, $.00&1.7S tier twenty-four quart case;
fancy, $i.0Jj,ioJ p?r tweuty-four quart case.
New York, May 24.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, lisic: May,
Jtgc; June, OHje; July, V-c; August, 911st;
September, tfc$4C. Corn No. 2 mixed cash,
6ii-; .May. it'c; Juno, iiia. Oats No. 2
mixed tah, i-Be; May, ilc; June, 361-.
Kye Quiet Lut steady; 8'(&8icfor the whole
range. Har.cy NouiiuaL Pork Quiet; oil
mess. 9 75&10.o). Lard Quiet; July, 86.68; Au
Live stotk: Cattle Market weak: no
trading in beeves; diessod beef, steady; native
side 64'ii;?4C per lb. Sheep and Limbs Shrep
steady; lambs active but lower; sheep, $5.00
6i per 100 lbs;., lambs, g.00.50. Hogs
Nominally steady; live hogs, $4.vx&5.60 per
Maloney Was Hissing.
Stbacuse, N. Y., May 25. At 1 o'clock
yesterday morning John Brocke, William
Mahoney and David Maloney were driv
ing from Maniius to Syracuse. Discover
ing that they were on the wrong road they
attempted to turn around and the horse
backed into the canal. Brocke and Ma
honey "escaped with a wetting, but no
trace of Maloney could be found save his
hat.which was found about four feet from
where the buggy went into the canaL
Progress of the Irish Bill.
London', May 85. After speeches in par
liament yesterday by Gladstone, Balfour
and others the debate on the Irish local
government bill was closed and it passed
its second reading 839 to 27 a much
larger majority than the government had
The Loral Markets.
Bran -SV per cwt,
Shipstnff f l.OO per cwt
Hay Timothy. SM&13: nrsirie. loail: clover
$'ai0; baled. SI 1 CM.
Butter Fairto choice, 16c; creamery, S924
E?trs Fresb, 16c ; packed, 10c.
Poultry Chickens. l(ai2W : tnrkevs. l-2Ue.
docks, l-Hc: peeee, 10c.
FKI1T AND VK6STABLK8.
Apples fS.x&i2.75 per bbl.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed steers
SHQ4HC; cows and tieifew, 2K&3C, calves
Hard 7 5Ti7 75.
Soft i I03 SO,
HIDE, WOOL, SEEDS, ETC.
Hides, dry 4c per lb.
" green 3c per lb.
Grubby No. a 8c
Green Salted pure'Vo. 1, 4Hc
Wool, onwaehed, 18c
Lime, per t0 75c.
Stucco, per bbl. 12 75.
Clover need, per bu. $3 50.
Timothy, per bu. tl 60.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling sod timber, 14 to 16 feet, 13
Every additioaal f oot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles ii 75
Lath fi 50.
Fencing 12 to 16 feet $18.
Stock bojrdi,roneh (14
" " dressed $17.
C. flooring $30
Finishing Lumber. dressed$3Oa$40.
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
n Cans. At your Grocer's