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Til K A. HCJ V S, PlllD .V. 1 , IE151i U Alt Y 2, 1893.
Highest of all In Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
UNCLE KUFUS GONE
Death Closes His Option
FATAL END OF A LONG SICOESS.
Wall Street Lose a Bold Operator Who
Begaa Life la an Illinois Produce Store
Beginning on the "Street" with S2.000
Re Become a Power In Finance and
Carrie on Great Knterpriaea Hia Career
at Chicago Briefly Told A Losing Deal
NEW York, Feb. St Rufus Hatch, for
merly a prominent Wall st reet man, ex
president of the Pacific Mail and closely
connected with the Panama Railway com
pany, died at his home in Spnyten Duyvil
yesterday afternoon. He was a prominent
figure on the street for fifteen years. Mr.
Hatch has for a long time suffered from a
complication of kidney and liver trouble.
He was born in Kennebeckport, Me., in
Began Work at Rockiord, Ills.
His family soon afterward went west,
and when 14 years old he was employed in
a small produce store in Rockford, Ills. In
side of a few years he became a nrominent
merchant in Chicago, and was one of the
Incorporators of the Chicago board of j
trade. At the beginning of the civil war he ,
came to New York and became one of the
most prominent operators on the stock j
Began with a Small Capital.
It was in W2 that Mr. Hatch made his
debut in Wall street with nm
His knowledge of the great possibilities of :
the west ttupplrnuited this meacre canitnl '
powerfully. He bought up Chicago and
Northwestern stock, and succeeded in
booming it until it became one of the favor
ite stocks. In this he was backed by Henry
Keep, the greatest operator of his time, j
Thereafter Mr. Hatch took an active part
in all the big financial enterprises. , He was j
an organizer and presiding officer of the I
open board of brokers, which acquired
such power that t be stock exchange whs
Slad to amalgamate with it Th mi.
dency of the stock exchange was offered to
him by three-fourths of the members, bnt
his hnainp&A inUiwura vaa thn . 1
that he was compelled to decline the honor.
The Bead Broker's Family.
He was married twice. His first wife
was Miss Charlotte Hatch, by whom be 1
had three children two bovs and a irirL !
The latter is the wife of William E. Kim
ball, a prominent merchant now residing
in California. Mr. Hatch's widow is a
daughter of Commodore Gray, of the Pa
cific Mail Steamship company. She bore
Mr. Hatch four children. Mr. Hatch is
credited with coining the phrase, "lambs of
of Wall street," referring to small specula
tors. "Chromos" was his uncomplimen
tary description of securities that he
thought were selling too high. He wrote
for the newspapers on financial topics,
usually inserting a good deal of sarcastic
humor in his articles.
HIS CAREER AT CHICAGO.
Brief Sketch of It hy One of Thone Who
CHICAGO, Feb. 24. The financial career
of Rufus Hatch in Chicago is well remem
bered by many of the old speculators on
the board of trade. His operations in this
city covered a period of more than ten
years, commencing in the early '50s and
extending toward the close of the
war, when lie transferred his operations to
New York under the advice of many
friends, who felt that in Wall street he
would find a field peculiarly adapted for
the exercise of talents for which he was
pre-eminently distinguished. His suc
cesses in the east and the report from time
to time of his astuteness in commercial
matters was highly gratifying to his Chi
cago friends, of whom be had a host.
Wa Sagacious In Bnalnea.
In 1854 Mr. Hatch wm nnHtmintml tn tli.
commission business with George li. Arm
strong, under the firm name of George B. '
Armstrong & Co. He was known in the
early days as a smart, active dealer - on the
board of trade.bold and vigorous in specua
tion. He displayed great sagacity in his '
I dealings, and while reputed to be a daring
operator, he was not considered reckless.
xie was wen iiKeu ana very popular and
had the respect of such contemporaries as
Asa Dow, Cbales Culver, John K. Bensley,
N. K. Fairback. C. T. Wheeler; Julian and
George Ramsey and Sturgis' Sons, the
bankers, with whom he was connected as
financial broker about 1300.
Known aa a Jolly Good Fellow.
"Rufus Hatch was a man with enlarged
financial schemes, and radical in his
views. At times some of his operations
were dazzling," said -Joint K. Bensley. "I
was connected with him in a few Ventures
and he was a man I entertained the pro
foundest respect for. He was universally
esteemed by all with whom became in con
tact. He enjoyed a high character for
business integrity, and real regret was felt
when he went to New York. 1 came here
in 1837. Hatch was here and known as a
good, jovial fellow, with the reputation or
an audacious operator. -;' : ) 1 ' !
An Old Time Combination.' '
"He was then, 1 think, associated with
Sturgis & Buckingham, and afterward was
broker for Sturgis' Sons & Co.'s hank. He
was not burdened with an abundance of
wealth in those davs. Many times since
have Rufus und I enjoyed a good laugh at
a venture in wheat wfe took ifa the. early
days with direful results, . ilr.i Hatch, C.
T. Wheeler and myself formed a combina
tion to ship a cargo of wheat to New York,
hoping to realize a respectable profit. Ru
fus lie was not then known as 'lucle Ru
fus' put in .VKl. which was to take tare of
t.OOO bushels. I put in fl.OOO, which would
control 10,'KKJ Lui-hils. and Wheeler invent
ed KMO to take care of 2.0UU bushels.
Had His Whole Fortune Involved.
"All the tuuiiey Hatch had whs his in
vestment; I was but little better off, while
Wheeler ws considered a wealtby man.
We shipped the wheat on the schooner San
Jacinto, and iu due time it was placed for
sale ou the eastern market. 'We lost every
cent. The wheat sold at mt
bushel, the lowest price that No. 1 spring
wheat sold at for period of twenty-five
years, and we f ou nd ourselves in debt to
the tune of 100 to 300 apiece through the
speculation, and tl e firm was dissolved.
Telegraph! d a Little Joke.
"Mr. Hatch like. I to tell the story, and
when some time later the San Jacinto cap
tured Mason and Slidell he telegraphed me
that we might not feel so bad, as we were
not the only ones fl jored by that schooner."
THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE.
Going to Investigate the Whisky Trnat
letter from Moloney.
Sksixgfield, Fet. 24. The senate yes
terdv rernmmitrfil tliA liill snrnvniri.
ting $50,000 to the state Horticultural,
Beekeepers' and Dairymen's associations
for a World's fair e hibiv The committee
bad reported adversely. The bill for cou
pons to Australian ballots was sent to
thirdreadin.fr, as wis the bill providing
tun j.iiica i,u inquire iuio ine cases oi iai
ots and spendthrifts be composed of six in
stead of twelve pei-sons. A joint resolu
tion for an investigation of the whisky
trust was adopted i 9 o 1 Wall being the
Kohe'a BUI Not in Favor.
In the house Nohe tried to get up his
&5.000 limit bill under suspension of the
rules, but it was ru ed out of order. He
tried it again when he was in order, but
the house refused 67 to 54 to suspend the
rules. The calendar was cleared of senate
bills on first reading, and then a communi
cation was recevied f -oui the attorney gen
eral stating that he can find none of the
books papers or vouchers of the auditors
and treasures's offices which would show
how much money 1 ail been received by
those officials which U now claimed they
were not entitled to. These missing books
run back for twenty years, and without
them the attorney g neral can not know
how much money to sue the ex-auditors
and ex-treasurers for
Got Something Against Wilson.
These missing books are those which
Pavey declares to be the private property
of the officials. The a:torney general, how
ever, says he has some evidence against
the late treasurer, Wilson, the nature of
which he will not communicate as it would
not be discreet
islature that it can oi-der an investigation
that will bring out all the facts needed in
all the cases. The matter was laid over
for two weeks. A ser es of questions was
adopted to be asked the attorney general.
The pith of them is included in the queries:
Have not the auditors of state Wd. taking
more than their &llnnr nn.i n-i,of
islation is needed to stop it? The joint
resolution for an inquisition into the
" ".J WU.Ni WHS I Ifl ll 1 iH lO 1 J.
ARBITRATION COMMISSION MEETS.
TheBehrlng Sea Court Gets .Together at
Paris and Thi n Adjourns.
Paris, Feb. 24. Th j commission of ar
bitration on the Beh ring sea controversy
between the United States and Great Brit
ain met yesterday in the foreign office to
open formally the proceedings. There
were present Justice E arlan; of the United
States supreme court,American arbitrator;
Ird nannn. British arbitrator; Marquis
S'isconti Venosta, Ita ian arbitrator; Ba
ron Alfonse de Courcel, French arbitrator;
C. HI Tupper, Canaditn minister of ma
rine and fisheries, here as British agent;
J. T. Williams, coun iel for the United
States; Sir Richard Webster and SirChas.
Russell, counsel for Great Britain.
Will Meet for Roi iicm March 88.
Judge Gram, of the Christiana supreme
court, the Swedish trbitrator, will not
come to Paris until the 1 next meeting.
Baron de Couricl was elected to preside.
The proceedings, which lasted a'jout half
an hour, were purely f rmal and the com
mission adjourned until March 28. M. De
Velle is expected to .reside at the first
meeting of the whole commission. The
arbitrators and their n.nnul ottu.i. i,. ...
- - . . ill tv.u AOaV
evening a ball given in their honor at the
The Solon or Wiaeonain.
Madison, Feb. 24. A bill was introduced
in the house to repeal every excise and
liquor regulating la w on the statute books.
The object is to test the real sentiment of
the house on the liquor question. A reso
lution was introduced f r an investigation
into the gross earning of the railways.
The senate bill to reptal the Keogh pri
mary election law was concurred in. Bills
were introduced: To tncourage the im
provement of roads; to make Labor Day a
legal holiday; to appoint commissioners to
investigate appraisement and taxation
laws. The senate tabled a joint resolution
instructing the governor to salute Wash
ington's birthday with 100 guns. A bill
was introduced to settle with ex-state
treasurers by accepting from them simply
the amount of money they kept without
LcgUlation for Michigan.
LANSING, Feb. 24. Ti e total number of
bills introduced in the legislature up to the
last moment for introdu :tion has been 515.
Then there are twenty-three joint resolu
tions. Last legislatu-e the numbers
were respectively 3315 and nine. Some of
the bills: To provide for the appointment
of public administrators-, to detach terri
tory from Saginaw com.ty and establish
the county of Ho t: to rovide for a state
board of pardons; to prohibit the hiring
and importing of men for voting purposes;
making an appropriation to aid the state
Horticultural society to make an exhibit
at the World's fair; to prevent the prac
tice of treating and providing a penalty
therefor: a capital punishment and an
electric death bill.
1 liiirniHu' financial Idea.
Coi l Miit s. ).. Feb. 4. -Allen W. Thur
nian lias thoui.ht of thr plan which he
thinks will solve the financial problem and
dispose .f tin: currency queMiuu to the
satisfaction oi sr.il. His proposition is that
silver uollan. Mmll lie lh lor national
bHiik circulation. 1 lie l,i nks a-e to le re
quired u deposit iu the Cuited States trea
sury JU per rent, it, such dollars upon
which they aiv to be permitted to issue 100
per cent, of the notes. Th -se would al ys
insure payments and give the bnuksa
prolit on their ciiculatiuL which they do
not no.v eiiii'V.
Seems the Desire of a Young
A. JUDGE'S SON DONS WAR PAIHT
l nil Tosts the Kdltor a a I.lr, Scoundrel,
and Coward A CamiihaliHtic Citizen
Appeals to the State Supreme Court
Bit Oft a Man's 1.1 p and Swallowed It
A Nervy Night Operator Gets tho Fatal
Drop on a Bold Bobber.
Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 24. E. W. Car
Diick, editor of The Commercial has been
waging a fierce war cn Judge Duboise, of
the criminal court. Tascot Duboise, the
the judge's son, wrote a note asking Car
mack if he meant to reflect on his father's
personal integrity and honor. Carmack re
ferred him to a dictionary as a help to in
terpret the editorials. Young Duboise
wrote Carmack another note which was re
turned unopened, Carmack saying that
his business was with Judge Duboise. Yes
terday young Duboise published bis letter
to Carmack as a band bill and denounced
him asa liar,scoundrel and acowanl.lt was
distributed over town. Duboise is not
over 21 years old.
MUST STAY IN PRISON FOR LIFE,
Cn less the United States Supreme Court
CAXOX City, Colo., Feb. 24. Alfred
Packer, the ''man eater," who was sen
tenced from Hinsdale county years ago for
the killing of a number of companions and
for alleged cannibalism, will have to re
main iu the penitentiary, according to a
decision handed down by Judge Bailey in
the district court yesterday. Packer' at
torneys applied for release on a writ of
habeas corpus, on the ground that Packer
served eight years, the term of sentence im
posed for the murder of Bell, one of the
Got Eight Years on Karh Count.
Packer was sent up for eight years each
on five charges of murder. The attorneys
claimed that such a sentence was irregu
lar and that Packer had served the total
time for all alleged Imirdcrs by serving
eight years. "The court held that it had no
right to criticise the action of another dis
trict court and refused the writ. The case
will be taken to the state supreme court.
Swallowed It for Luck.
ST. Louis, Feb. 4. Charles Stocker, a
German, was in a saloon at Kighteenth
street and Clark avenue last night, and be
came involved in an argument with an un
known man about the merits of the candi
dates for mayor. A quairel followed. In
the scuffle Stocker wan knocked
down by his opponent, and after be
ing badly heaten bis assailant
deliberately hit out a large piece of his lip,
and after thoroughly masticating the
human morsel deliberately swallowed it.
saying that he considered it lucky for his
candidate for mayor to eat the flesh of an
One Highmayman Come to Grief.
lOLA. Kan.. Feb. 24. Karly Wednesday
morning a man entered the waiting room
of the Santa Fe station with a revolver in
each hand and, marching up to the ticket
window, broke in the glass and said to the
night operator, William F.Tyler: "Throw
up your hands." The operator jumned for
his revolver, got the drop on the man and
shot him in the he ul. He fell to the floor
mortally wounded and will die. While
Tyler was away from his office for help the
wounded man crawled out of the station
into a cornfield near by, where he was
found and taken to the county jail.
An Old Man Cremated.
New York. Feb. 24. In the squalid gar
ret of the tenement at I0T Greenwich street
lie the charred remains of Thomas Fox,
an old bricklayer. His wife, Anne, found
him lying drunk on the floor with hia
clothes on at 5 o'clock yesterday morning.
mere are suspicious circumstances sur
rounding the case which led to rumors of
foul play. He had been set on fire by a
broken lamp. His wife had a life insur
ance policy on him of which she paid the
Became Suddenly Insane.
Ashland,. Ky.. Feb. 24. The wife of Sar-
tin Webb became suddenly insane at noon
W ednesday, and at tacked her husband
with A hatchet, infiirtini? rwrlisna fitnt
wounds about the head. His skull is frac
tured and the jugular vein ruptured. She
tuougnt lie nau ktllea their three children,
whose Insiies she claimd to see inthe third
story window of a hardware store across
she liturtetl the Corpse.
Clauksville. Tenn.. Feb. 24. Peter
Johnson, an aged colored man, died a few
days ago at Elkton. Oue of the women
who were watching the corpse procured a
towel and some cold water and began to
bathe the brow of the supposed dead man.
She was startled to see signs of returning
life, and all the colored people were thrown
into terror by the negio raising his head
from the coffin pillow and exclaiming:
"What in de riebble is you doin', honey"
The aged negro was taken from the coffin,
and is rapidly regaining health.
The Chicago Strike Not Serious.
Chicago, Feb. 24 No serious difficulty
was experienced ye?terday in running the
trans over the Western Indiana road. All
trains were a little late, but this was the
extent of the inconvenience. There are
onljr eighty men out and tue road is rapid
ly getting men to fill their places. It is not
likely that the switchmen belonging to the
Mutual Aid association will help the strik
ers. That is what the officers of the asso
Tell Dead In the Street.
Dks Moixes, Feb. 2t. - William B.
Aukeny, president of the Iowa Savings and
Ixiau association, fell dead while walkiug
on the streets yesterday morning. The
probable cause of . death was a rheumatic
heart. He was the founder of the large lin
seed oil mill and connected with several
large business ojierations.
Democratic si nator from Wyoming.
ChevesxK, Wyo., Feb. 24. A. C. Beck
with. Democrat, citizen of Evanston.
wealthiest man in Wyoming, will be United
States senator for the next two years. His
M'let u-a to tlint office was anuounced by
Governor Osborne last evening. If ad
luilteil iie gives the Lemucrats the ma
jority without Vice President rHeveuson.
Burial of Gru. Beauregard.
New OKLKANB, Feb. 2!. Yesterday aft
ti i: uii the remains of General Beauregard
were buried. There were wagon loads of
floral tributes and .in immense throng.
The .funeral was military and civic both,
and atteuded by many companies of south
Mrs. Avery, of Limoua, Fla., has offered
100 acres of land and a cottage to be used
as a home for orphans under the direction
of the W . C. T. L .
Dr. Mary Walker claims that when Wy
oming was a territory and women acted as
jurors, not a guilty criminal escaped.
Regattas, balls, pyrotechnic displays,
trades parades and numerous other attrac
tions are being arranged for by the people
of .Norfolk, V a., in connection with the
world's navy display in Hampton Roads in
ivprii anu .uay.
Governor McKinley has ordered the how
itzers at Richmond, Ya., to fire a salute of
seventeen guns at intervals of ten minutes
in respect to the memory of General P. G,
Julia Van agner, SO years old, and
mother of ; irs. Dudley Buck, wife of the
Brooklyn composer, has beeu burned to
death by the accidental upsetting of
Workmen engaged iu building a furnace
in the l$,il bach smelting works at Newark,
xs. j., uiscoverecl gold in the soft clav.
Therefrom was recovered $23,000 worth of
this metal. The find is said to be the drip
pings of several years, which had filtered
tnrougu the bricks of the liitiaee.
Fierce Stevens Hamiltotv the well known
litterateur of Halifax, N ova Scotia, has
committed suicide by taking laudanum
He was 70 years of age.
Ex-Governor George W. Gliek. of Kan
sas, is said to be slated for the commission-
ership ot the general land otlice.
The Sons of the American Revolution
have elected Geueral Joseph C. Breckin
ridge president, and among the vice presi
deuts are vice President Morton, Admiral
v oraen, Senator Sherman, General Boju
ton and General A. W. Greeley.
Mrs. Mary Marshall de Mitkiewicz, wife
ot count Eugene de Mitkiewicz, is dead.
?ne was the granddaughter of Chief
Justice John Marshall.
Mrs. John Taylor, of Cleveland, whose
nusoanu was at the head of one of the
largest dry goods houses in the city, has
lnneriu-u uis lortune, and now carries on
the business in his stead, giving it her per
nsoal and-erlicient supervision.
Lewis Green Stevenson, the only son of
ice i-resiueiit-eleet Meveuson. has been
appointed by his father as his private sec
retary and will accompany him to Wash
ington and at once assume the duty of that
. :.- .. ..
yusmuu. ne is ageu si, aud is an able and
origin young mau.
Mrs. Flora KUice Stevens, of Chama. N.
m., as a notary public reeentlv adminis
tered the oath ot ollice to her husband,
William Ij. Stevens, who had been elected
justice oi tue peace.
(.ougrcssnmii Owen Scott is said to be
likely to succeed Frank W. Palmer as pub-
florence Howe Hall, who has been eWt-
ed president of the New Jersey Woman
Suffrage association, is a daughter of Ju-
ria ru nowe.
Susan B. Anthony had a warm friend in
the late Justice Ijimar, who was always
wining co interest mmselt in her work.
Rhode Island Prohibitionitts have nom
inated Henry B. Metcalf, of Pawtucket.
The Rev. Dr. David Keene. one of Mil-
waukee's pioneers and the founder and for
nearly naif a century the rector of St.
J ohn's Episcopal church, Milwaukee, is
dead, aged 73 years.
The I'auama Crooks Appeal.
Pahis, Feb. 24. Charles de Lesseps, Ma
rius Fontane and M. Sans-Leroy, who were
committed for trial by the judicial cham
ber on Feb. 7 for giving or receivingjbribes,
appealed to the court of cassation yester
day for a reversal of the committals
'I have used Salvation Oil in ruy
family and find it to be a splendid
liniment. Mrs.EUa Journey, 728
Sixth street, Portsmouth, Va.'
LIKE A THIEF IX
THE XIGHT, Con
sumption comes. A
slight cold, with your
system in the scroful-
ous condition that's
caused by impure blood,
is enough to fasten it
upon you. That is the
time when neglect and
del ay are full of danger.
Consumption is Lung-
Scrofula. You crn prevent it, and you can
cure it, if you haven't waited too long, with
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. That
is the most poteDt blood-cleanser, strength
restorer, and flesh-builder that's known to
medical science. For every disease that baa
to be reached through the blood, like Con
sumption, for Scrofula in all its forms, Weak
Lungs, Bronchitis, Asthma, and all severe,
lingering Coughs, it is the only guaranteed
remedy. If it doesn't benefit or cure, you
have your money back.
The proprietors of Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy Aiiotn that their medicine perfectly
and permanently euros Catarrh. To prove
it to yon, they make this offer: If they can't
cure your Catarrh, no matter what your
case is, they'll pay you 1500 in cash.
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Want to find customers for anything
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pURNl-liED IOOM FOR BENT AT S109
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to work together. Apply for particulars to this
office. rebiuar;S4, at 10 a.m., sharp.
WNTBD A LIVE MAN OR WOMAN fN
every connty where we have not already f -c
red a representative to eell our "Kevada Sli
ver" Solid Metal Ksives, Fnrka and Bpoona to
conaumers;a soiid metal as white a ail ve; no
t late to wear off; goods frna-anteed to wear a
lifetime; cost about one tenth that of silver; the
tbance of a lifetime ; seems averag e from 50 to
HUU per week and meet with ready tales every
where, so great is the tieinrnd for our Solid
Metal Good, over One Million Do.lara' worth of
roods in ntilW use. Care of ramples free. Ad
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artistic workmanship t
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leaves no Sediment on the bottom of lhe
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Keeps the finest line of
IN THE CITY
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fall and Winteb Goods are now in. DAVENPORT
Remember we are showing the largest and rrost varied
assortment of Domestic and Impobted goods in tha three
cities. Suits made to your measure from $20 to $40; Trou
sers made to your measure f 5 to $12.
LJ -Bedroom Suits-
Never before heard of prices,
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1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
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Ttey are Byl
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FOURTH AVE., DRUG STORE.
A. J. HILL,
is now open with a full line of New Drugs and Chemicals.
Prescriptions carefully compounded with tbe purest drugs.
Cor. Fourth ave., and Twenty-third street.
' 1 4 W. Second Street. 0AYENP0R1. IOWA