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Wednesday, March 6. 1889.
Aa Ouii la a PIItlrl lesert.
Chicago Bermld.
Nearly generation ago tbe American
children, under the lead of Moses Lin
coln, abandoned the fertile regions of
democracy and moved into the republi
can wilderness. Tbelr marchings, their
encamping, their number of sanguinary
battles, their sufferings and triumphs
were as numerous and variable as those
of the f ortysfears' journey of the children
of Israel. Tbey sinned; they were pun
ished! tbey were bitten by avenging ser
pents; they were choked by thirst; they
died of hunger; tbey were smitten by
pestilence, and decimated with the sword
of the destroying angel.
Twenty-four years later the afflicted
remnants who were strangling through
the desert reached a democratic oasis in
It which they entered and remained for
f ur years. Now tbey leave this demo
cratic rest and commence once more their
march in tbe wilderness.
The uneasy children of Israel exhibited
the same cbangefulness of purpose. No
sooner bad tbey secured a land flowing
with milk and honey than their pride be
came so great and iniquitous ttst tbey
were driven again to the wilderness to
become educated through suffering for a
battle of life. Destiny, outraged at tbe
vanity, the sins, the idolatry of tbis peo
ple, has thrown them once more adrift on
tbe desert. In this we will be compelled
to wander for a time, till, purged of our
transgressions, we shall be permitted to
return to tbe promised land.
One might pursue tbis Hebrew parallel
to a much greater extent and discover a
wonderful likeness between tbe march of
tbe errant children of Israel and this na
tion iu its journeyings within the last
generation. One might point out bow,
during tbe residence of tbe nation in tbis
democratic oasis, it becMne idolatrous, in
tbe erection of a golden calf before which
all have bowed In worship; iu the build
ing of temples for the enthroning of the
heathenish deities, tariff, trusts, monop
olies; and more especially tbe diversion
of tbe allegiance of the democratic high
priests to tbe Baal of raugwumpery.
Passing from tbis biblical view of the
matter to one of another kind, it may be
said that the regime which ends now
has been at least a pacific one. Business
interests have all through it been undis
turbed in their feelings of permanence
and security. Confidence in this dime
tion is one of tbe best tests of the value
of an administration.
Mr. Cleveland has done as well as
could be ex pec tea in view of his environ
rnent. Be would have given greater sat
isfaction had he not been embarrassed by
an entangling civil service act, and by
obstacles offered by tbe mugwump ele
ments. Between the demands of tbis
class and those of certain democrats, he
had Scylla on one side and Cbarybrlis on
the other. To escape, crashing against
one or the other of the rocks was an Im
possibility. That he passed through
without being left a total wreck is some
thing verging on the marvelous.
The heresy of his worship at tbe sbrine
of the mugwump joss is aioaed for by
bis orthodoxy in the support of tariff re
form. He elung to it through ail sorts
of clamor, opposition, misrepresentation
and malevolent abuse; and posterity will
not fail to recognize his fidelity to tbe
grandest truth of the ape.
It may be said of Mr. Cleveland that he
is too phlematlc, too cold and unsympa
thetic; that with less torpor in his nature
he would bave created more friends, and
aroused more active allies to assist him in
his work. lie has made few adherents
and has alienated many who were willing
to aid him to the uttermost. He failed
to awaken enthusiasm among the people
when the issue was presented of his re
election. He has none of the electric
qualities which thrill the people and unite
tbem in a solid mass for action.
His administration has been eminently
a decent one, politically, morally, socially
and financially. Tbere cannot be charged
to it toy serious blunders: it has received
the cordial respect of otber nations, and
stands well in tbe estimate of the intelli
gent and unpiirtisan elements of this
countrv. Tbere is no one who will
challenge Mr. Cleveland's honesty or his
fidelity to his official duties.
Relieving immensely the monotony of
tbe president's career is tbe light thrown
over it by his lovely snd courageous wife.
She has lightened its doom with an efful
gent brilliancy radiating from her sunny
nature. The charming romance of the
marriage; ber appearance before the peo
ple of the country; her graciousness and
beauty, have all aided to illuminate the
official career of Mr. Cleveland, and ren
der it lest dull and unattractive than it
would have been without her influence.
Pol ire Point.
John McKay was fined $0 and costs by
Magistrate Bennett yesterday for intoxi
cation. John Conley was fined 5 and costs in
tbe police court this morning for being
drnnk and disorderly.
HrRlNGriELD, Ills., March ti. A petition
with 6,000 signature was presented in tbe
senate yesterday, praying for free text book
in public "schools. Tbe bill defining proof
of existence of a corporation was
passed, as was tbe bill pro-riding
for an Illinois monument on Gettys
burg field. A number of bills were read the
second time. Johns' election bill was made
special order for the 13th inst. The
house put in most of tbe day on tbe bill "re
vising, correcting and harmonizing the
souqpl Uw of the state of Illinois." Tbe bill
was prepared by the state superintendent of
public instruction and prominent educators,
and covers 713 printed pages. It wore out
the clerks before it was half read and a re
cess was taken to 4 p. m., at which time the
reading was resumed and completed. It was
mode special order for to-day and the house
State of Ohio, City or Toledo, (
Lucas Cocktt, 8. S. (
Frank J. Cheket makes oath that be
is tbe senior partner of tbe firm of F. J
Cheket & Co., doing buriness in the
Oltv of Toledo, County and Bute afore
said, and that said firm will pav the sum
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
bworn to before me and stthscribed in
my presence, tbis 6th day of December,
A. D , '80. A. W. GLEASGN.
Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon tbe blood and
mucus surfaces of tbe system . Bend for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
CTSold by druggists, 73c.
No lest than fifteen boys bave been
drowned tbis season at Pawtucket. R. I
while skating on thin ice or around air
Tbe cashier of tbe German bank of
Baltimore, August Weber, Esq , say si
Having used Salvation Qtfor aome time
A unu It a sure cureiurucauiuuo, praiua,
neuralgia, Ac, and take great pleasure
. . ji.. i
in rocommDuiuj( .
The Council of State.
Their Names Announced by the
Highest Authority.
Washington Citt, Mar-U Tbe last
cabinet slate sent out from t?; is city proved
to be correct. Tbe official list was sent to the
nenate yesterday and
promptly confirmed by
that body. It is as fol
lows: Secretary of State
James i. Maine, of
Secreta r y of the
Windom. of Minnesota.
Secretary of War
Itedfleld Proctor, of
James C BU'it
9-cretaryof the Navy Benjamin
L. Tracy,
of New York.
Secretary of the Interior John W. Noble, of
Postmaster General John Wanamaker, of
Attorney General-W. H. H. Miller, of In
diana. Secretary of Agriculture Jeremiah Rusk.'
of Wisconsin.
The proceedings iinexecutive seesion were
of the moat formal character. According tc
tbe alniit unbroken line of precedents the
nominations of members or ex-member of
the senate were con
firmed without re
ference to commit
tees, Blaine and
Windom being of
this class, Vice Pres
ident Morton's
ques: ion as to them :
"Will the senate ad- 5
vim And wma.mt tr r:&5.
this appointment?"
was answered af
firmatively by the
unanimous vote,
and so as to nil tbe
rest. There was no
objection rai?d to
any of the name by ony one.
The camitet is the chief subject' of gossip
here. On the whole it is very sr.tifactory tc
the Republicans. The southern members,
however, are inclined to complain at the fail
ure to recojniize toat section more clearly, a
Nob's is not recognized by tbem as a southern
mau in the proper and full sense of tbe word
Of these men James O. Blaiue, William
indoru and Jeremiah Rusk are tx well
known to require
that their careers
be recited. They
have been before the
public for many
years and their poli
tical records are
household words.
Blaine is 59 year
old. Windom fiii, and
Ru.!c W. Windom
and Rusk are both
natives of Ohio, and
all three are men
well equipped in
.Crt; f
jerry nrsc
those qualifications necessary to public men:
they are men of ripe experience and unques
tioned ability.
Of the otters the war secretary, Redfleld
Proctor, is a farmer on a large scale, living
at Proctor, a town founded by him, and
wmcu is situated a
few miles from Rut
land. Ue is in prac
tical control of tbe
whole output of the
Vermont ma r b 1 e
quarries and is one
of the largest deal
ers In that commod-
irv in iha ITnltaA
State. As chair- s&fts
rialAfrntinn t
Chicago convention
last year he was 1
head of the only one tx-oov. PROCTOR.
in the whole body which voted solidly for
Harrison lirst, last, and all tbe time. He ha
a high reputation for busiuess ability and
fair dealing and is a controlling power in the
politics of ermont.
The secretary of the interior, John Willock
Koble, is an Ohio man originally, but ban
lived in Iowa and
later' in St. Louis,
where he practiced
law. He went to
college at Oxford,
O., with Gen. Har
rison, but be was
graduated at Yale.
He enlisted as a pri
vate iu the Third
Iowa cavalry at the
breaking out of the
rebellion and dis
tinguished himself
during the war,
joh! w. noble. staying with the
troops to the end. After the war he settled
In Sr. Lnuis. and under Johnson's adminis
tration was appointed district attorney, re
signing in 1S70, and has since been engaged
in the practice of his profession of the law.
He is 50 vears old.
Tbe high esteem as a man and a lawyer in
which ''A illiam Henry Harrison Mil.er is held
by his partner, Oen. Harrison, is sufficient
reason why he is
attorney general.
Miller is about 43
years old and a na
tive of New York,
where he was grad
uated from Hamil
ton college at the
age of 2.1. Teach- 3?
ing school and c m- ?
tinulng tbo study of fc jiVj;
law, part of theWfe
time with the late iWOj
Chief Justice Waite, ,r 'ltj,
occupied two or w H H uhxee.
three yenrs, and then he married and went
to Fort Wayne, Ind., where he soon attained
a high position at the bar. Being offered a
partnership with Gen. Harrison at Indianap
olis be accepted, and the two men have been
together ever since, forming one of the
strongest legal firms in the state. The presi
dent and his attorney general are intimate
friends, and admirers of each other, and have
always worked together in the utmost har
mony. .
Joha Wanamaker, the postmaster general.
Is a native of Philadelphia and is nearly 62
yeais old. He is of German and French
Huguenot extraction, and began his educa
tion as a clothing mer
chant when he was but
14. He is now at the
head of one of the
largest clothing estab
lishments in the United
states, and has shown
himself to be a broad
gauge ma n in that busi
ness, tiis employes f it
share In the profits of
tne trasinees, are pro
vided with a free li-
brary, and be manages
a savings bank for JOkh-WHMAR,
them. He has not been active in politics un
til the last campaign, when he took a leading
part, but is prominent In religious affairs in
Philadelphia, and was largely instrumental
in securing the success of tbe Philadelphia
centennial. He bas often been solicited to
run for office, but always declined.
The naval secretary, Benjamin Franklin
Tracv, was born in 2ew York, is 69 yean
old, and a lawyer
wbo stands at the
bead of tbe New
York bar. His rec
ord for personal and
official Integrity it
without a flaw. H'
served throughout
tbe war from 18&
to 1865, and during
lT?-.3 : . 1
one. At tne cioss
TRACT. S1.10.8
rebellion b
bal attained the rank of brigadier general
He wns one of Beecher's attorneys in th
celebrated scandi 1 trial, and bas held ths
office of United f states district attorney. ,
biddinG Thi: Visitors Good-bye.
President Barrson Baa a Long Si-e
Hand-Shaklns: White Boose Notes.
Washington tTTT, March 6. The presi
dent was at his d..k early yesterday morning
in spite of his hard day's work Monday and
remained thereuntil 10 o'clock, when he went
to the East room to hold a reception. Thers
were thousands oi people who were ready U.
leave the city 1 or their homes, and whe
wished to say the r adieus to the chief magis
trate ere tbey -vent Amoug those whe
pamed by and shook hands were the Repub
lican notification committee appointed at
Chicago, and besi les them there were militia
men, political clt bs, and others making up
a vast crowd 'Hail to the Chief
was the tuns the bands played
as the delegations marched up to the White
House. As each c elogation came in, its presi
dent, captain, or leader introduced the mem
bers. The crowd passed through at tbe rat
of forty per mlnu e, each person receiving s
shake of the president's hand. Mr. Harrisor
gave a hearty grl and showed by tbe expe
ditious manner in which he performed the
duty that be bad had experience at handshak
ing. Among the cullers was Governor Hoard,
of Wisconsin, wiii twenty members of hit
staff. The gover lor chatted for a few in in
utes with Geu. Harrison. The Home Market
club, of Bton, a finely-appearing body ol
men, presented a magnificent floral eagle U
the president. "This is the Home Market
club's eagle," said one of the men w ho carried
the device, "and she has been screaming evei
since tbe electiot. " Tbe president laughec
and said that he would 1 glad to examine the
bird when he had more time.
With the except .on of a brief rest after 11
o'clock the hand shaking was continuoui
until 1:80, whenG m. Harrison went to lunch,
but at 2 o'clock he was again undergoing tbt
pump-handle process. At 2:80 tbere wot
still a - '.-it crowd about the mansion, and
the pr. . . k-nt determined not to shake any
more hands. He agreed, however, to stand or
a temporary platform near the entrance and
allow the crowd see him. For an hour a
continual stream of people passed in review,
the president frequently dotting bis soft felt
hat in response to -beers. About 8:80 p. m.
ho decided to see t o more people and went
back tO his desk. It is estimated that during
the day be had she ken hands with 8,000 per
sons, and had revit wed nearly as many more.
He bad been on bis feet from 10 o'clock until
S:S0, with the exception of tbe interval!
mentioned and another one of fifteen min
utes in which he siitned some papers.
Secretary Blaino was one of tbe callers.
He passed along w th tbe rest of tbe visitors
to the White House and spent a few minutes
in conversation vith the president As
Blaine passed out of the White House be waf
recognized and a leaiening snout went up
from the assembled crowd. Tbey crowded
about him, shook h.s hand and cheered lusti
ly. It was only at ter strenuous endeavors
on the part of Bla.ne and several policemen
that tbe former maiaged to get away. Gen.
Noble was auotbe caller, and later in the
afternoon HUcock called with Gen. Tracy.
Bayard and Whitney Saying Farewell A
Good Worl for Oen. Tracy.
Washington Ct:t, March 6. Ex-Secretaries
Bayard and Whitney held farewell re
ceptions yesterday uf ternoon to the employes
of their respective departments. Secretary
Whitney was surrounded by the navy de
partraent cbies of bureaus. To those whe
expressed regrets at his leaving, Whitney re
plied by telling them that they had nothing
to regret Oen. Tracy, he said, was a per
sonal frieud of his, and one whom he knew
would be well hki d and respected by the
navy department employes. Whitney will
leave Washington t r New York on the 8th
inst. Bavard has decided to remain here un
til the middle of Ma f, when he will return to
Wilmington and pr tctice law.
Windoni called upon Secretary Fairchild
yesterday morning iind had a long talk with
I'rocrmllug i in tbe Senate.
Washington Cur, March 6. Among the
new faces present in the senate chamber yes
terday were those oi McMillan of Michigan
and Washburn of inhesota, and among the
absent was Chandlw of New Hampshire. The
governor of tbe st te has appointed Gen.
Marston to the set a torch ip until the legis
lature meets, and u xn his credentials being
presented yesterday by Blair, Vest said be
doubted the constitutionality of the ap
pointment, though he did not object to the
reception of the credentials. Points of order
were made against several resolutions,
among tbem one by Stewart of Nevada
favoring tbe coinage of $4,000,000 in silver
per month. Tbe committee appointed to
communicate with the president reported
that be would send t message in very shortly,
and at 12:25 Seeretaty Pruden appeared with
tbe message. Tbe smate immediately went
Into executive sessinn, and upon resuming
open session adjourn ad for tbe day.
Farewells to Mr. and Mr. Cleveland.
Washington Cut, March 6. A great
many personal fritnds of Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland called at Secretary Fairchlld's
home yesterday afternoon to bid the ex-pres
ident and bis wife i;ood-bye. Many tender
expressions of regret at their departure from
the city, and good wishes for success and fu
ture happiness were uttered, and many of
Mrs. Cleveland's lady friends could hardly
repress tsars as they shook bands and affec-
tlonatejy mbraoad ber and bode her good
bye. The ex-president, Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs.
Folsom, and Col. Laiaont and his family left
Washington to-day at 11 a. m. on a special
train over the Baltirrore & Ohio road.
The Ball Wm a Big Thins;.
Washington Citt .March o. Twelve thou
sand inaugural ball t .ckets were sold, making
the receipts from thrt source f 00,000. CoL
Brltton chairman of 1 he inaugural committee
of arrangements, says that the sole of tickets
was continued after the point bad been
reacned wbnn the expanses were covered., so
that the public could not be imposed upon by
The Pretldeni.'s Clerical Staff.
Washington Crrv, March 6. Mr. E. W.
Halford was sworn in as private secretary to
the president Monday night and yesterday
morning the president signed bis appoint
ment Miss Alice B. Sanger, the president s
stenographer, and air. U. t. iiDbett, ware
also sworn in as clerks.
Fireworks Display Abandoned.
Washington City, March C The heavy
winds last night caused -the fireworks display
to be abandoned, mm h to the disappointment
of 20,000 visitors who had assembled in the
white lot, back of tlte treasury and White
House, to witness them.
The Amerloim Association.
Colcmbcb, O., Mai ch 6. The directors of
the American Base Ball club met here to
day and adopted a n amber of amendments
to the constitution. They then received the
schedule committee's report and agreed to
tbe schedule, after which they adjourned till,!
next November, Tte amendments to the
constitution give tbo appointment of um
pires to the president; do away with the
"blacklist" and subsitute a list of "ineligi
ble players;" permit clubs to have a ladies
dav, on which ladies are to be admitted free
provide in case of disjmted decisions for the
selection of three persons from the audience,
whose decision shall te final, the captain re
fusing to accept the same, to forfeit the
game. Tbe season w.U open 'April 17 and
close uct. 14.
Annexation on the Other k.
Ottawa, March 6 Mills, Conservative,
has prepared a bill to introduce in the Domin
ion parliament author sing the governor gen
eral to co-operate witi England in securinz
the annexation to Cs nada of tbe northern
portion of New Englai d. Tbe bill will aa
that the experiment u republican govern
ment has proved a failure, and that there is
danger to Canada in the spread of anarchy
in Kew England; that tbe latter ascaon has
not advanced in material prosperity as a por
tion of tbe United St ites to the degree that
the neighboring provin as of Canada have, and
that tbe annexation vould be of probable
twnoflt to both. .
Mardi Gras Revelry.
New Orleans Puts in a Week of
Merry Making.
A Kali Th.it Out-Did the InauKural in At
tendanceThe Arrival of Hex with His
Steamboat I'rocesslon Two Resplendent
Pageant la One Day Description of
Home of the Float Mom us and Proteus
Kate the City.
Xxw Orleans, La., March 6. Yesterday
Mardi-Gras, the great fele day of New
Orleans, closed the carnival. It was one of
the mewt successful the city has ever known.
The weather was perfect, and the celebra
tion was unmarred by a single accident
Nearly the whole of the last week of the
carnival was given up to festivities of one
kind or another. The Knights of Momus,
one of the great mystic societies of New
Orleans, opened Wednesday with their
tableaux of "The Culprit Fay." Sunday
was fireman's day, and the fire brigade
turned out some 4,000 strong, with over
thirty companies and engines in line. Mon
day marked the entrance of Rex, the king of
the carnival, into the city, as usual, by river.
A fleet of twenty steamers, tugs and other
vessels decorated from end to end with flags
and bunting steamed up to the foot of
Canal street, where the party disembarked
amid tbe thuuder of artillery. Escorted by
the militia, the king, accompanied by his
body guard, consisting of several hundred
knights clad iu mail, the royal party,
marched out Canal to St. Charles, thence to
tbe city hall, where Mayor Shakspeare
turned over the keys of tbe city to the king.
A reception followed in the Cotton palace.
1 esterday the streets were crowded with
people from all parts of tbe country, the
buildings were decorated, and the principal
thoroughfares were thronged with gay mask
ers, representing every conceivable animal,
bird, or reptile. At noon tbe carnival pro
cession put in its appearance, the boeuf gras
or fatted ox, the largest animal to be found
in the country, leading it, with gilded horns
and hoofs, and surrounded by butchers in
mediaeval costume. Rex was seated in a
chariot, appearing in tbe character of king
of the uuder world, and surrounded by his
attendants, guards, and officers.
Theu followed nearly 100 vans or floats,
each presenting a perfect tableau or picture
carried out to the minutest details.
The subject treated, "The Treasures of the
Earth," displayed the various stones and
gems taken from the earth or tbe bottom of
the sea. There was "gold," showing a cave
in tbe center of tbe earth with golden walls,
in which a score of gnomes were sporting ;
"silver," a picture of a silver mine in full
blast, with its lodes, galleries, etc, and the
miners at work extracting the precious
metal ; and '"iron," illustrated by the work
shop of Vulcan, in which tbe celestial
smith was hammering tbe base but useful
metal into armor for tbe gods. Then came
tbe precious stones in a series of tableaux of
dazzling splendor. There was an African
diamond pit, the walls of which seemed cov
ered w-ith a myriad of diamonds: a Burmese
ruby mine filled with a red light that felJ
from tbe stones It contained, and other soenes
representing sapphires, emeralds, and otber
precious stones. Still another sceue was a
marble quarry in the isle of Soros, whence
the men were taking the snowy stone, while
artists were modeling it into statues.
Two tableaux showed the bottom of tbe
ocean, in one the sand was covered with
large open shells, filled with pearls; the other
was a mermaid s cave of coral and submarine
grasses and other products. "The Moons" fol
lowed with a number of humorous and laugh
able tableaux, and the procession wound up
with the promiscuous maskers in vehicles, on
foot, and on horseback. The procession was
finally marshaled on Canal street, reviewed
there by "the king," and dismissed to make
way for tbe night display Of Proteus.
By 8 o clock the streets were again crowded
and the pvblic buildings, newspaper offices.
and leading stores brilliantly illuminated.
Tbere were hundreds of lamps and electric
light of every color, and Canal street was as
light as day. The proceon appeared about
8:30, with some twenty vans illustrating the
"Hindoo heavens," and giving pictures of In
dian gods and scenes from Indian mythology.
The tableaux were carefully prepared and
were perfect reproductions on a small scale
of the famous temples of Benares. Delhi.
Agra, and other Hinduostan towns. Proteus
himself appeared as Bruhiua, tbe great
god. The otber divinities were Dahara,
goddess of morning; Mohlng, goddess of
love; Surga, the sun; Suna, the moon; Eu
vera, the god of riches; Ybra, god of hell;
Agni, god of fire; Fresno, goddess of water;
Varuna, god of the ocean, and Ganesa, god
of wisdom. Some of the mythological soenes
represented were Eugbo, the boatman, ferry
ing the souls of the dead over the river of
death ; tbe battle between Durea (virtue) and
Mehisbasina (vice), in which the former tri
umphs and kills vice, and tbe three paradises
of Brahma, N'ida, and Siva, tbe Hindoo trin
At 10 p. nx the procession reached the
Frencn opera house, whicn had been con
verted in a ball room for tbe occasion, and
tbe maskers opened the ball.
Last night all New Orleans was given to
dancing. Tbere were over a score of ball in
full blast, and their number was limited only
by tbe available hails. Urea test among them
were the ball of Proteus at the French opera
bouse, at which there were between 6,000,
6,000 persons present, and that of Rex at the
Washington artillery ball, with 15,000 per
sons present The latter hall, the largest in
tbe city, bad besides the supper room and two
dancing halls a portion of it set apart for the
throne-room, and decorated to represent the
center of the earth. Through passages, rep
resenting gold and silver mines, the guests
were ushered into a central cavern, where
tbe king and queen of tbe carnival, sur
rounded by the maids of honor, were seated
in state, and reoeived the homage of their
thousands of guest. At night 100,000 feet
were gay ly dancing at the carnival.
Sold l,00O,OO0 Worth of Bilks.
Nkw York, March 6. Fourteen hundred
pieces of silk, mostly black, the manufacture
of the Union Hill, N. J., silk-mills, were
sold at auction by Wilmerding, Morris &
Mitchell, yesterday, at their rooms 61 and 60
White street Buyers were present from
Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, St Louis and
otber cities, and the goods sold rather low.
Still the sellers seemed satisfied, and the ag
gregate sum realized by the sale was a little
over 1,000,000.
Sent to Prison for Six Months.
Dublin, March 6. Father Stephens, who
was arrested on Feb. 24 for offences under
the crims act, was arraigned yesterday at
Letrerkenny, County Donegal. He refused
to give security for good behavior for two
years and was sentenced by tbe court to six
months' imprisonment without hard labor.
1-a.N31.no, Mich., March 6. Tbe senate
spent most of yesterday in wrangling over a
Joint resolution providing for tbe settlement
of claims of two oleomargarine manufactur
ing firms whose plants were rendered worth
less by an act passed two years ago. Tbe
house devoted its time to defeating a bill to
prevent the adulteration of milk by the feed
ing of brewery slops to cows. A bill was
passed to enforce the law against child labor
in Detroif. The senate defeated the bill to
prolong tbe life of certain mini ig companies,
and killed the bill to repeal tbe law giving
minority stockholders representation in di
rectories or corporations.
Madison, March C The legislature was
entbusiastio yesterday over Governor Rusk1
appointment in Harrison's cabinet and passed
joint resolutions of congratulation unani
mously. Both bouse also pawed bills ap
propriating about $500,000 toe tbe reforma
tory and penal institutions of the state. The
joint resolution for a vote of tbe people on
the constitutional convention question was
killed In the senate.
They Lack a Million.
Heavy Failure in the Iron Trade
at Reading.
And a Great Plant Put Out of Operation
by Dullness of Trade The Philadelphia
Banks Heavy Creditors of the Embar
rassed Cot-Hratlon The Sufferers Must
Take Stock or the Risk ef Oettina- Uttle
or Nothing;.
Reading, Ph., March 6t The Reading
Iron works, which employs over 2,500 hands
in all its establishments in this city, gave no
tice yesterday of tbe suspension of all pay
ments because of financial difficulties. It is
one of the largest firms in the country, and
its failure has created considerable excite
ment here. Its creditors will meet in Phila
delphia March 7.
Philadelphia, March 6. The Reading
Iron works are owned by a stock company.
The principal offices are at 320 and 222 South
Fifth street. The liabilities are very heavy.
Edward W. Ooit, the president of the com
pany, declined to make a statement when
seen at his office yesterday afternoon. He
satd that tbe company suspended payment
Monday, aud that a meeting of the creditors
would be held on Thursday. A list of the
creditors is now being prepared. Many of
the stockholders uf the company are Phila
delphia. A director of the company said yesterday
afternoon that at the meeting to be held
Thursday shareholders will be asked to take
stock or bonds in exchange for their claims.
He adslod that unless this was done tbe com
pany would be forced to liquidate and the
creditors would then get very little. The
company has issued 1250,000 first mortgage
and $150,000 second mortgage bonds. In ad-
ditiou to tbis there is $500,000 of preferred
stock and $500,000 of common. The floating
debt is said to be heavy. It was stated yes
terday afternoon by a prominent bank presi
dent that the company has sold a large
amount of paper within the last six months,
and that some of the Philadelphia banks are
heavy creditors.
A stockholder of the comnar.v Raid: "I
think that the plant is worth $1,500,000. I
do not know just what our liabilities are.
On Jan. 1 tbe company had $500,000 of mort
gage bonds outstanding. A new mortgage for
$000,0ilO was made aud bonds issued. Of
these $500,000 were issuod to retire the old
bonds and $100,000 to acquire additional
property. The company owns about seventy
acres in Reading and valuable property in
this city. We did a large business, and two
years ago were in very good condition. We
put our money into the business as fast as we
made it A large business was formerly done
in piping natural gas wells, and this has fallen
off considerable during tbe past year."
A dispatch from Reading says that the
first Judgment was entered against the com
pany by tbe Reading Railroad company for
$1-10,000. Tbe cause of tbe failure is the
stringent condition of the iron trade.
Tbere ore three rolling-mills, a steam
forge, a large machine shop aud foundry, a
rail works and one of the largest i ipe aud
flue-mills iu the country.
Tbe liabilities are said to be about $1,000,-
000. Of tbis, $603,000, consists of funded
debt and tbe balance, $400,000 is due to vari
ous parties, mostly for material purchased at
various times.
American Trotting Association.
Chicago, March 6. The first biennial
meeting of the congress of the American
Trotting association convened iu this city
yesterday afternoon at the Sherman house.
About 100 sub-associations are represented.
The association was formed two vears ago
with sixty members, aud uow has SIS, from
all ports of the Union. The usual commit
tees were appointed, and tbe report of the
la-t meeting was read. Gov. Merriam, of
Minnesota, is president, and J. BL Steiner, of
Detroit, Mich'., secretary. The congress will
probably adjourn this evening.
The Suicide of Plgott.
London, March 0. A large number of
dispatches have passed between the govern
ment and the British embay at Madrid
concerning the disposition of Pigort's effects.
The informer's papers bave been ordered
into the custody of a special detective now
in Madrid, and tbey will be put in evidence
before the Paruell commission.
It is remarked omiuouJy that Pigott com
mitted suicide on Friday in room No. 13.
The Weather We May Espeor.
Washington Citt. March . The indica
tions lor thirty-sis hours from 8 p. m. yester
day are as follows: For Iowa, Indiana. Illi
nois. Michigan, aud Wisconsin Fair, warmer
weather, variable windx. becoming southerly.
Meetings of League and Association Men
Agree to Schedule.
Washington Citv, March C The dele
gates representing the various clubs in tbe
Katiomd Base Ball league met at the
Arlington hotel in this city at noon
yesterday. President Jf. E. Young pre
sided. Those present were: W. A.
NiinicL, Pittsburg; J. W. Spalding,
Chicago; John B. Day, Jlew York; A. J.
Reach aud John L Rogers, Philadelphia; A.
H Soden aud W. II. Conaut, Boston; John
T. BriuJi, Indianapolis; F. D. Robinson, Cleve
land, and F. K. Stearns, Detroit, The meet
ing did nothing of particular interest The
arbitrators' report was agreed to, a few con
stitutional changes adopted and the secretary
authorized to employ a substitute umpire at
$300 per month aud expenses. Glascock, of
the Indianapolis club, withdrew his com
plaint against a reduction of salary. At the
evening session the schedule was presented
and discussed, with the result that before ad
journing it was agreed to.
The Chicago club plays at home as follows
With Boston June 2S, 24, July 1, 2, Aug. 8,
, iu, oepr. j, 4, :; witn .ew York June
24, 25, , 27, Aug. 5, C. 7, Sept 35, 27, 28:
with r-hiladelphia June 1, 20, 21, 22, Aug.
12,13,14; Oct. 3, 4, 5; with Washington
J uiy (morning ana alternuonl, 5, 6, Aug,
15, 16, 17, Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2; with Pittsburg
joay o, v, iu, II, June 11, IS, 13, Aug. 22,
23, 24; with Cleveland June 1, 3, 4, 5, Aug!
i,B,B,aep. j, m, 21; witu ludlanarjol i
June 6, 7, 8, 10, July 2U, US, 24, S.-pt. 10, 1718.
Indianapolis home dales are: With Boston
June 24, 25. 20, 27, Aug. 5, fl, 7, Sept l,
27, 28; with Jew York June 2-, 23, July 1,
2, Aug. 6, . 10, Sept. 23, 24, 25; with Phil
adelphia J uly 4 (morning and afternoon), 5,
, Aug. 15, 10, 17, Sept SO, Oct 1, 2; with
Chicago April 29, 30, May 1, 2. July 85, 26,
27, Aug. 19. 20, 21; with Washington June
1, 20, 21, 22, Aui-. 12, IS, 14, Oct 3, 4, 5
with Pittsbtirg May 3, 4, 6. 7, June 14, 15,
17, Kept. 19, 20, 21; with Cleveland April 24,
25, 2fl, 27. June 11, 12, 13, Aue. 2- 23, 24.
Fairchlld's Mew Trust Company.
New York. March 0. The organization
certificate of the New York Security and
Trust company has been filed in the county
clerk's offke. Its capital is $1,000,000 and
its meinoVl g are Charles S. Fairchild, of
Uaeenovia; illiam .L. Scott, of Erie. Pa.
James J. Hill, of St Paul, Minn., and the
following New Yorkers: William H. Ap-
pieton, Lioomis u. rule, v uitaiu JL. Strong.
William F. Buckley, Christopher C Baldwin.
Stewart G. Nelson. Huds n Hoagland, Will
iam W oodward, Jr., William A. Booth,
Roewell P. Flower, James StUlman, Will
iam li. TUllnguast, and William li. Beers.
Tonng Slgel's Shady Operations.
New York. March 6. Robert Sigel, the
pension clerk accused of forging pension
checks and accepting pay from pensioner
for official services, was examined before
United States Commissioner Shields yester
day. Mrs. Jennie HeinemanteUSed that
she did not sign or make a mark on a $100
check purporting to have been paid her.
Also, that Sigel asked ber to pay him for his
services, and she paid him, or let him. retain
120 that was due her. An application for re
duction of bail was refused and Sigel was
taken back: to iuaiow street jail pending
luriuer mmuuuon.
. U1
Justice Matthews, of the United States su
preme court, is still unable to attend court.
A crank was present at the inaugural ball.
He persistently tried to get near tbe president
until be was "fired" out of the building.
The shah of Persia sent bis congratulations
to Gen. Harrison, and Secretary Bayard, at
the general's request, cabled au acknowledg
ment A large number of the members of the Da
kota legislature have petitioned Gen. Harri
son to remove Governor Church, of that ter
ritory. Preparations are on loot for a great die
play of American coru at the Paris exposi
tion. A corn palace will 1 included iu the
A telegram from Panama states that a
cure has len discovered for hydrophobia in
the juiee and leaves of the ' iuca,'' a ma
guey plant.
The medico bill, to bar out all but the so
called Tegular" profession from practice in
Rhode Inland, was killed iu the state legisla
ture Tuesday.
President, McCormie has postponed the
meeting of the schedule committee of the
Western Base Ball association at Sioux City
until March 14.
The southern quarantine conference is in
session at Montgomery, Ala. Tbe purpose Is
the discussion of measures to prevent Uie in
troduction of yellow fever.
Tbe original manuscript of ''Die Wacht am
P.hein." in the handwriting of the author, the
poet Bchneckenberger, is to be offered for
sale at auction in Berlin shortly.
A Boulogne deputation viijted Gen. Bou
longer and presented him with a sword of
honor. The French government has issued
an order forbiddiiig any similar demonstra
tion in future.
Four ruffians at Keysburg, Va.. tried to
force a 10-year-old negro boy to confess steal
ing a pocketbouk by hauging him three time
to a limb of a tree. They nearly killed the
boy and have 111
Professor J. B. Silsbee, editor of The Janes-
ville, Wis., Sun. and proprietor of the Janes-
ville Business college, died at home in that
city early Tuesday morning. He leavue a
wife and three children.
Hiram Kelly, of Chicago, who died re
cently, left the following bequests to be paid
after his widow's decease: Chicago Home for
the Friendless, $15 000; Chicago orphan asy
lum,ld,C00; St. Luke's hospital, $15,000; Old
People's home, S15,000; Illinois humane so
ciety, $16,000, and Chicago public library,
120,000. If anything is left the library gets it.
Indiana's Treasury Empty Two More Ve
toesOther Legislature.
Indianapolis, March 8. The governor ve
toed the bill providing for the election of
trustees for benevolent institutions ai.J the
state bouse custodian bill yesterday. Both
measures wei e promptly passed over the veto.
Tho senate passed hills: prohibiting the sale
of totiacco in any form to minors nuder lrt;
making eight hours the day's work on public
works; requiring bsniugs to lie ierformed
in states prison; authorizing county commis
sioners to t toward the burial ex
penses of indirent veterans; making it un
lawful to pipe natural gas out of tbe state.
Tbis is aimed at the Standard Oil company,
which has leased thousands of acres of ground
for the right to develop gas wells. As
Indiana cities attempted to regulate tbe price
of gas the company plugged up tbe wells
and proposed to pipe the gas to Chicago and
elsewhere. Tbe bill needs onlv the gover
nor's signature. The statesmen were aston
ished yesterday morning by being convinced
that the state treasury is empty. Thev
wanted some money and couldn't get It, aud
some of them are hard up.
Three Men Terribly Burned. , .
Pittsburg, Pa., March C At 2:4") o'clock
yesterday morning, escaping gas in the
kitchen at 2&.9 Penn avenue became ignited.
setting fire to the building. Tbe dames
spread so rapidly that three men C. Kruger,
Charles KullernVrg and George Kilcell
sleeping in a room on the eecoud floor, were
surrounde I bv the flames and terribly
burned. JCru-ref will prolmbly die from his
Chicaoo. March
On the board of trade to-day quotations were
as follows: Wheat No. X May, opened $1.UH.
closed j-1.0!-i: June, opened snd closed K
July, opened i: closed 9!ic. Corn No. li
May, opened closed 36-Vsc; June, opened
mid closed &s4c: July, opened cea, closed
14C. Outs No. 2 May, opened 27L,c, cloaed
-TVjc; June, ojiened 'MtC L closed j0;
July, opened Stic. closed 'AAic. Pork May.
opened 11.75. closed $U.tt'J-w; June, opeued
ill.T.Hi. closed S11.90. July, opeued n.w.s.c-iosd
Sll.d7V& Lard May, opeued and closed
The Culon stock yards report the following
prices: Hogs Market opened active aud
firm; light gTades steady, heavy lots b'&VMs
higher; light grades, 4.4i&4.t)u: rough pack
ing. $4.4 &4.5U: mixed lots, I4.5Kfc4.ti; heavy
pack ng aud shipping lots, 54.5 (if 4.70 Cattle
Stead to strong: beeves. $3.1ii&4.50; bulk.
$y.60sj.:i.9ii: cows, $l.&u&3.iO; etockers and feed
ers, 2.20(43.15. Sheep Weak; muttons. J3.50
35.ui; lambs, f5.0U&.40; western -sheep, $4.40
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery. SS
03x per lb: dariee in lines, l&&17o; packing
stock, lu&ixc. tggs Strictly fresh laid. 13
l3iio per dot. Dressed poultry Chickens, IQb
lOVsc per lb; roosters, 5c; turkeys, lli14c; ducks,
12c: geese, SO.607.00 per dor. Potatoes Choice
Burbanks, per bm Beauty of Hebron.
&ttc: Early Kose, 2s&30c: sweet potatoes, $1.75
UZXj per DDI. Apples Choice greening. $1.50
Q'.uU per bbl: poor' lots, 75cQ)$1.0U. Cranber
ries, bed and bugle, ti.uwii0.0j per bbl.
New Tork.-
Nsw York. March 4.
Wheat Quiet; No. 1 red si ate. $1.05;
No. 2 do, fc$c; No. X red winter May, &7ic;
do June, V73c: do July, MUc. Com Steady;
No. 2 mixed 4Sc cash; do March, 436c; do
April, 4376c. Oats Steady; No. 1 white state.
vite: No. 2 do. 81c; No. 2 mixed March, blc;
do April, BlMjC: do May, fflfce. Bye Dull.
Barley NominaL Posit Dulls new me
$1x 50312.75. Lard-Quiet; May, $7.30; June,
Live Stock: Cattle No market; dressed beef
very dull: native sides, 4S48Ho V choice
do, 7c To-day's Liverpool cable quotes Ameri
can refrigerator beet quiet at Be. Sheep and
Lambs Trade dull and limited ordinary to
extra sneep, h.ouio.to p iuu Bs; common do,
M.0tl&4.2; ordinary to oholoe lambs, $6.75
r.uu. nogs inactive; y.iu&a:w.
What ia mora attractive than a pretty
ace with a fresh, bright complexion te
fox u ate bottom powder.
No. 1623
Has received
Children's Carriages, Porterio
and Lace Curtains,
which he invites the public to call an,i exami
!rrtTt- fnrA ,ici wiAn,,r..i.fr.,.. . , i i .
zis vuiuo tuauuiatiures ail ins own P i
Furniture which he guarantees to be wvii ,.' 7 dr,or
n rat.p 1 1 a a IJinn V.
uswv-wuoa. vivo 11
Why You Should Deal With Us ?
-We 8t?U goods at Lower Prices than any otber
establishment in the West.
-We have One Price, and "One lj ire onlv"
which is the Lowest at all times.
-We warrant and cheerfully exchange anyarti
cle, and will refund the money if th goods
prove to be as not represented.
-We give you value received and more fr every
dollar you may spend with us.
-We have the largest assortment and the largest
stock in the Northwest, twice and three
times aa large as any of our competitors.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St.,
Davenport la.
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rtgi i Ter inr-" v&sfg?;
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Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
Wm. A damson.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, III.
General Jobbing and Repairing prompt done.
E5gT"8econd Hand Machinery bought, so'd and lvpaiied.
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting
E.n wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
brought. Cat and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Brass Goods of every kaeripii-
Rubber Bom and Packing of ail kinds, Draia Tile aod Hewer Pipe.
Office ad Shop No. S17 Eighteenth Bt., ROCK ISLA1D. ILL
mess College.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
ii have some of the
HAKEL1ER, Pjoprlitor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old Btudio, over McCabe's-
Second Avenue,
and lias now on haul f
fine line of
1 11 uvtr
1 114 i Villi.
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Floral Designs furnished
Telephone No. lWfc
Kollin liUICIi.
& Ruick,
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravis, Etc. Cuoie
for NURSES wltfc boiling water a delicious Bttf tt
la instantly provided. INVALIDS will And it eppetlfc'n-'
giving tone to tbe WEAKEST STOMACH. Gii&raateei tc
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In convenient
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