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THE BOCK ISLAND AllGUS, SAT UBD A Y,y AUGUST 10, EE39.
l HE DAILY AllGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Saturday, Auopst 10, 1889.
It begins to look like Congressman
Oest had been a complete failure in die
tributlng the postofflces in this district.
There U tronole brewing among the rank
and file at Blandinsville, Good Hope and
Scottsburg in this county, and in every
other county a bad state of affairs is raps
idly developing. The fact is Mr. Gest
has recommended for appointment as
postmasters a lot of fellows whom the
people don't want, many of whom have
no other recommendation than that they
are political bummers, and some of them
could not be elected poundmaster in the
town in which they reside. Macomb
oamipof the Kail.
New time caid on the "Q." tomorrow.
Conductor Auld runs the nicest little
train out of Rock Island, and "Jack" is
as popular bs his train.
The C, B. & Q. attaches have been
burning the midnight oil the past week
in order to become conversant with the
new rules and regulations which go into
Capt. Tom Fuller's train between Rock
Island and Freeport, id doing a better
business than anticipated when first put
on. It is now a permanent institution,
and is gaining in popularity every day.
It wouldn't be a bad idea to try the
night express again.
INo. 1UU, pulling the St. Paul express
on the C, M. fc St. P. road, is one of the
oldest engines in the service, but is still
in a good state of preservation. It is
highly ornamented with brass, and has
as many frills and trimmings as her
drivers, Carroll and McGovern.
Engine No. 1 on the Rock Island &
Peoria, is just out of the shops, resplen
dent with paint and new trimmings. No.
2 is now in the hands of the master me
chanic and will be likewise beautiSed and
repaired. No. 7, a freight engine, is do
ing passenger work at present, having
lately been rebuilt and provided with an
extension and straight stack. The exten
sion is somewhat different than the pat'
tern used on other roads, being an invens
tion by Master Mechanic Elder. Its
special recommendation is the saving of
fuel about a third of what was formerly
used. Formerly it required seven tons of
coal for the round trip to Peoria with an
average freight train, but last week En
gineer Perry made both a round trip pas
senger and freight run with only seven
tons, thus demonstrating the economy of
Mr. Elder's invention. As the expense,
however, is considerable to remodel an
engine on this plan, the Peooria folks
will not change the general motive power
only as necessity requires.
At Trinity church, R. F. Sweet, rector.
Service tomorrow at 7 and 10:45 a m
and 7:30 p m. At the Chapel 2:30 p m
At the First Baptist church, preaching
at 10:45 a m, by William Morrison. No
evening service. Sunday school at 9:30
a. m., J. W. Welch, superintendent
At Forty-fourth street chapel: Sunday
scnooi at 'j-.m p m.
At the Christian chapel. Services at
the usual hours, 10:45 a m and 7:45 p m,
Geo E Piatt, pastor. Sunday school at
9:15. Young people's meeting at 6:45.
At the Twenty-ninth Street Christian
Mission, Sunday school at 3 p m, Geo
Col burn, superintendent.
At the First M. E. church Preach
ing at 10.45 a. m., and 7.45 p. m.,
by the pastor Rev. G. W. Gue, in Har
per's theatre. Morning subject. "The
Dying Need of the Church;" evening
subject, "The Loyalty and Christian
Character of the Orange Men." Sunday
school at 9.15 a. m. Young people's
meeting at 7 p. m. Children's meeting
at 3 p. ui. in the German M. E. church,
corner Sixth avenue and Fourteenth
street. Preaching by Rev. Gue on Van
druff's island at 3 p. m.
At the Y. M. C. A. rooms tomorrow at
3.30 p m. Mr. J. W. Welch will lead the
The 1'avlnK trre.
Atkinson & Oloff are making rapid
progress down Second avenue today and
will have the entire space between the
car tracks west to Nineteenth completed
by Monday notm, unless pomething uu for
In view of the fact that there is con
suierauie discussion bring indulged in
now as to the relative merits of the
two kinds of brick, an experiment
made by Mr. II. Burgower is interesting.
He weighed one of the Bardolpb and one
of the Galesburg brick and found they
weighed the same one pound, two
ounces. Then he put both in a bucket of
water and at the end of one hour the
Galesburg brick was found to have gained
two ounces and the Bardolpb. nothing.
The Sidney went south last evening.
The Mary Morton will be up this even
The Pittsburg will be down Monday
the Uolucn Uale makes an excursion
to Clinton tomorrow returning in time
for a moonlight in the evening.
The White;Eagle came up from Ft
Madison this morning with Company B,
of Davenport, which has beer, in camp
Adrian V. Valentine, a commercial
traveller, and living in this city, won the
checker contest at Moline which closed
last night. II. S. Wood was second.
The prize is a badge of beautiful design
presenting a miniature checker-board on
one side and the inscription "C. D. P.,
1889" on the other. ' The initials stand
for champion draft player.
Dr. Wm. Roberts, professor of medi
cine in the Owen's College, Manchester,
Eng. , in writing of Bright'a disease, says
"The blood becomes speedily deteriorated
by the unnatural drain through the kid
neys. It becomes more watery and
poorer in albumen, while urea, uric acid
and the extractives are unduly accumu
lated in it." Warner's Safe Cure will
restore the kidneys to a healthy condition
and purify the blood.
Bisbl'i Mandolin Orchestra-
Biehl's mandolin orchestra at Black
Hawk's watch tower every day from 10
m. to 7:30 p. m. musical specialties,
xylophone solos, etc. a rich treat for
those fond of fine music.
Weather J'ereesc .
C 8. Bibnal owes. 1
WanhlngUiD.D. C, Aug . 10. f
For the next 24 hours for Illinois
.Fair; stationary temperature.
Some Personal Gossip
Prominent Men Who Have Sit
uations That Pay.
OAKLAND THE LATEST LUCKY ONE.
Northern Pacific Attorney at Salary of
2S.OOO a Year-How McDonald. Iml
ley, and John W. Fouler Manage to War;
Alone A Word or Two About Own.
Belknap Aaa Matthew aud the Girl
Who Wanted I-eave of AtMeoce.
Washington City, Aug. 10. Ex-Attor
ney Ueneral Uarlana nas joineu toe mrK
army of ex-officials who earn snug incomes
by representing large corporations at the na
tional capital. It is said that Garland's sal
ary from the Northern Pacific railway is to
be 135,000 a year and his title "resident at
toruoy." Senator Mitchell bld this place
just before coming to the senate for a second
term. This Kill do as well as any other title,
though of course there is no secret about the
nature of his duties. He will be expected to
look after the interest of the road in the
land office and in the deiartments generally.
but more important than this wdl be the
task of keeping himself and his company in
formed concerning the progress of legislation
affecting Northern IV-ine interest.
Other LlH ky Kx-Otttclals.
There are any number of such attorneys in
this city, their ranks including CoL Dudloy,
who draws $5,000 a year for watching the
Interest of Uncle I"hil Armour. Ex-Senator
Henderson lives in handsome style, ooea
lionally taking some larg case as legal mp
reseotativa Ex-SenaUir McDonald's earn
ings in Washington City are said to be $'25,
J0 or fciO.OUO a year, though he is never
sen here except when congress is in session.
Johu W. Foster's Mica Job.
Another lucky Indinnian is ex-minister to
Mexico, Spain and Russia John W. Foster.
who draws -5,000 a year as the Washington
attorney of the Mexican government. He Is
kl so said to have a smaller salary from Sain
mil another from Russia, but there is doubt
bout this part of it. Several ex-commis-
lioners of patents are practicing patent
attorneys, and any number of ex-coo gres
nen are running claim agencies. Kx-Chiof
Clerk of the State Department Brown is a
secret agent of the French government,
whose duty it is to obtain information wbicb
the diplomatic representatives of the French
might not be able to secure.
F.x-9eeretary of War Belknap.
Perhaps the most noted and picturesque of
all the operators in this field is ex-Secretary
Belknap, who is a very successful attorney
before the departments. His business bas
vastly increased since the accession of the
Republicans to power, and bis income is so
large that be can well afford to maintain bis
wife in splendor at the seashore. Belknap is
rotund, rubicund and a raconteur. He en
tertains a great deal, and often gives cham
pagne suppers to a coterie of friends. He
its much about the hotels and knows every
body. Belknap's pride and joy is bis wife,
who is still a beautiful wonian, though she
was the cause of bis fall during Grant's ad
ministration. He is said never to have re
proached her, but to have treated her always
with devoted tenderness and indulgence.
A STORY ABOUT ASA MATTHEWS.
His Bluff Manner Covers a Kindly Heart
Washington City, Aug. 10. Asa Mat
thews' Illinois friends would hardly know
biin if they were to drop suddenly into the
office of the first comptroller in the big treas
ury building. Attired in a seersucker suit,
with a pair of old slippers on his feet, "Ace"
bends from early morning till late at night
over bis desk. Half the clerks are afraid of
him, and it is with fear and trembling that
the most timid of them approach bis pres
ence. That is because he has sncfa a bluff
exterior, and because be is such a busy man
that he bas no time to waste.
Mada the Young Girl Happy.
Yesterday morning a young girl came up
to his desk so frightened she could hardly
make known her wants, but it turned out
that her mother bad been taken seriously ill
at Elmira, N. Y., and the girl wanted to go
home. Already she bad used her "leave"
time of thirty days, aud she tearfully con
fessed she did not know bow she was going
to get away under the rules. The comp
troller was as gentle w ith her as a mother
itb a new born liabe, anil soon seut the
pretty young thing on her way with a prom
ise that if she didn't stay away too long per
haps some way could be found to take the
lost time out of her next "leave."
Dudley Is Not Alarmed
Washington Citt, Aug. 10. CoL W.
W. Dudley was asked yesterday, in view of
reports that the Democrats of Indiana were
laying for him" in connection with the
blocks of Ave" affair, whether he would go
through Indiana on his way to the Mil
waukee encampment, and said that be did
not believe the story but would go if his
traainaaa permitted. It is understood that
be will go to Indiana in company at tha
department of the Potomac Grand army on
the night of the 28th with Secretary Rusk
and Commissioner Tanner, and it is stated
that Dudley will make speeches from the
rear of the train while passing through the
A Custom Decision Affirmed.
Washington Citt, Aug. 10. The acting
secretary of the treasury department has
affirmed the decision of the collector of cus
torus at New York in assessing duty at the
rate of 40 per rent ad volorem on certain
"horse cloth" classified as jute bagging, and
in assesBing duty at the rate of Si per cent.
ad valorem on certain so-called manufactures
of linen embroidered handkerchiefs, classi
fied as flax handkerchiefs; also in bis assess
ment of duty at the rate of 40 per cent on
certain so-called "crash or canvass," classi
fied as jute bagging.
Legitime Shells Out 7.600.
Wabhibiotoh City, Aug. 10. Rear Ad
miral Ghorardi reports as follows from Port-
au-Prince to the secretary of the navy, under
date of July 25: "The Legitime government
has delivered to the United States minister
t7,MJ0 as comiensation for the seieure and
detentiou of the steamer Ozama. The money
is now on board the United States steamer
Kearsarge with a view to its safekeeping,
and, at the request of the minister, subject
to the orders of the state department"
West Point Cadets Appointed.
Washington Citt, Aug. 10. Among the
cadets appointed to the class of W, West
Point military academy, are Walter P.
Pillsberry, Oskaloosa, la., and Thomas Ben
ton Henley, Kusbville, Ind.
Tending; Toward Hlmetalllsm.
Wachi-oton Citt, Aug. 10. Frank H.
Mason, consul of the United States at Mar
seille, sends to the state department, under
date of July 8 a report on the outlook for bi
metallism in Europe. Ha says that public
opinion in Europe, notably in Franoe, Ger
many, and England, is tending toward the
restoration of toe bi-metallic standard of
A Feminine I'oatal Crook.
Washington Citt, Aug. 10. The postof
flee department is informed that Mrs. Bertha
Pickett, a clerk in the Denver, Cvlo., postof-
nce. has been arrested for Isrging a money
Declined the Appointment.
Wabuinoton Citt, Au. 10. Samuel
w. aieneiee, oi Stanford, A.y., who was ap
pointed a cadet to tbe naval academy, I
declined the appointment
A Ilalloonlst'a Terrible Descent.
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 10. Professor
W. Perry, of the American Balloon com
pany, made an ascension at Mount Holly, N.
G, twelve miles wrstof Charlotte, Thurs
day evening. At an elevation of 700 feet a
seam in tbe gas bag burst and the gas
escaped, the bag falling over the parachute
aud dragging it to one side in spite of the
aeronaut's efforts to free it The fall to tbe
ground took only about ton seconds, but was
fortunatelv eased by the i arachuto. Perry's
shoulder was dislocated, nis siae ana tucs
inlured and one rib broten. The extent of
the internal iniuries is unknown. He has
made more than 500 a tensions, and has
been hurt once before. Tae injuries are not I
Met Business on tea Threshold.
Bar Harbor, Ma, Aig. 10. When he
crossed the threshold of 1 he Blaine cottage
Thursday night the president was handed
telegraphic statement of important evidence
in tha case of Jack Spaniard, and the sugges
tion of the acting attorney general that a
respite be granted, A nepite was granted
to Aug. SO. Yesterday nornmg another tel
egram reached the presidi nt from the United
States Judge at Fort Srai h, suggesting that
in order to avoid two executions in the same
month (one yesterday and one on the 30th), a
respite to the latter date should be granted
to Y illiara Walker, who was also to have
been hanged yesterday. This suggestion was
Sheriff FlaeVs Case.
Kxw York, Aug. 10 The divorce pro-
leedings against Sheriff' Jaa. A. Flack,
which resulted in his wift getting a decree,
also developed the fact ttiat the sheriff ha J
been for many years supporting two families.
both his own, the other woman going under
the name of Mrs. Raymond, and living but
a few blocks from the true home of the
sheriff. As Flack was grs nd sachem of Tam-
manv and sheriff of thit county the case
raised a breeze. Flack yesterday sent his
resignation to Tamman, intimating that
he courts would vindicate him. He de
clined to say whether h would also resign
the sheriff's office.
Wife Murder ai d Hnlelde.
Chicago, Au;. 10. Christian Harder, of
3240 South Ha Is ted strt t, shot and killed
his wife last night and then shot himself,
falling dead by her side. The tragedy took
place in the street immediately after a quar
rel between the couple in a justice's court
room at Brighton, a si bnrb of Chicago.
Harder had his wife ar-ast! for larceny,
but the justice, after hearing the evidence.
ordered the ease dismissed. After the court
proceedings Harder triod to persuade bis
wife to get into his buggy and, upon her re
fusal, shot ber and himself.
His Hobby Got Hini Into Trouble.
New York, Aug. 10 Azarial Jackson
Orton, a collector of customs in the second
division, was yesterday afternoon held in
$'-2,500 bail on a charge of sending scurrilous
matter through toe ma Is. He has been
ending relierious letter on the "Sin of
Making too Much Money to nroi.:innt peo
ple all over the country, nclosing a circular
slandering illiam Vogel, of Brooklyn, for
whom be formerly worke I. President Har
rison, Jay Gould, Henry George and Arch
bishop Corrlgan have all received letters
Prraicient Harrison's Doing.
Bar Harbor, Me., A ig. 10. The presi
dent's time yesterday w is devoted in tbe
moming to receiving call i and in tbe after
noon to a garden party. Among his callers
were Hon. J. R. Thomas of Illinois; Baron
Rosen, Russian minister, and Mr. Moses P.
Handy. After . luncheon carriages were
taken and a drive over the country enjoyed,
ending at the cottage of Aulich Palmer, at
Otter Bluff. Here the pi-esident met a num
ber of cottagers at a garden party, an en
tirely informal affair, with luncheon al
A Murderous Jail Delivery.
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 10. Steve
Jacobs, a Crotoan Indian under sentence of
death for the murder of Mrs. Harper, a
white woman, escaped fr jpi jail at Lumber-
ton. Robeson county, Thi rsday uigbt 1 wo
other prisoners escaped with him. Young
Bennett, the jailor's son, and another assistant
took supper to the prisoutrs Thursday night
Jacobs assaulted Bennett, cracking his skull,
and then brained the assutant The prison
ers then escaped.
Shot Dead by His Ill-other.
Kxw Haven, Conn., Aug. 10. William
Walker, aged 20, was shot and instantly
killed in a saloon in Weatt-ott last night Tbe
proprietor was trying to ject Walker, when
some one in tbe crowd bich had collected
fired a revolver, the ball entering Walker's
brain. Walker's brother Edward, nged 25,
was arrested, and the iiisiol from which the
shot was fired was found . n his possession.
The Illinois Cod Strikes.
Chicago, Aug. 10. Mr. Fred. H. Wines,
one of tbe commissioners appointed by Gov
era or Pifer to investigate the coal strike and
settle it, if possible, is at tbe Pacific hotel.
He is hard at work on the report to be made
to tbs governor in case tiie miners and their
employers do not come -jo terms at Joliet
next Monday. Air. in is hopeful of a
fair and reasonable compromise.
He Owe About lOO.OOO.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 10. Col. J. Ham
Davidson, an executor of the estate of the
lata Commodore Davidson, ot this city, as
signed Thursday night His liabilities are
aid to amount to 1 100,0 10, and the assets.
consisting largely of St Paul real estate,
will more than cover that amount
A Chinaman Hans; ty the fjihertfT.
vaiunii.un, Aaa. iu. a umnanian
named Cbee Gong was ht nged here at 10:52
o'clock yesterday mornini; for the murder of
Lee Gick two years ago. liong made a long
speech, declaring tbat bis conviction was tbe
result of a Chinese consp racy, and protest
ing his innocence of the crime.
Collision on tlo Itail.
Samsbiry, Md., Auj. 10 The south
bound pussenger on the Philadelphia, New
York and Norfolk railroiul collided with a
freight train some mi es north Friday
morning. Both engines were badly dam
aged and tbe passeuger engineer was seri
The World's Fair at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 10. A plan was proposed
yesterday to the promoters of the scheme
for holding tbe world's fair of 1W- in this
city which involves the making of 300 feet
of ground outside Lake pirk, in the heart of
the city, the building of cn extensive system
of docks on the made gro ind in the harbor.
and tbe erection of the build ings on the lake
front The total area 6i ground would be
105 acres. The money is to be raised by is
suing stock to tbe amount of 113,000,00 4'
percent 6-20 bonds, the raiiys passing
through the exposition grounds to assume
$4,000,000, a permanent exposition company
(2,000,000, and a harbor uid dock company
tbe remaining $0,000,000. The plan is under
An Insurrection in Hawaii.
Saw Francisco, Aug 10. The steamer
Australia, from Honolulu, brings news Unit
on July 30 two half-white Hawaiian, named
Robert W. Wilcox and Robert Boyd, with
tbe aid of ISO natives, I wde an armed at
tempt to overthrow the government The
palace gioumls and government house were
taken possession of by the rioters. The Hon
olulu rifles were called out aud a skirmish
took place, in which so van Hawaiians were
killed and twelve wounded. The rioters
were finally compelled to surrender.
Tha Appeal for Mil May brink.
Liverpool, Aug. 10. I ight hundred brok
ers and merchants of Liv jrpool have signed
tbe memorial to tbe home secretary in behalf I
of Mrs. Maybrick. Judge Stepheus, in open
court yesterday, protested against the abus
ive letters which are addi eased to the news
papers. Tbe jury, he tl ought, had consci
entiously done their duty.
Cremated by Claim Jumpers.
Cheyenne, Wy. T., Auc 10. The charred
remains oi Kooert tienneu were found in a
berry patch near here 1 bursday, and it is
believed he was murdered by a family named
Black, who jumped his claim after his dis
appearance It is also lielieved that they
burned tbe body to prevent discovery.
Stole a Newspaper's Money.
Philadelphia, Aug. 10. Dr. William
H. Bradley, manager of Th Weekly Press,
bas been arrested upon a ctuurgs of embez-
cling the funds of tbat pe per. The amount
of bis shortage is said to ha over $6,000, The
embezzlement began in If 86.
Contests on Calumet.
Sharp Struggles at Pullman for
EVEEY RACE BOWED FOB 7I0T0BY.
Several of the Men Worked Past the limit
of Endurance The Winners Break a
Conplo of Records Boston Still In the
Dumps About Base Ball A Molllfler for
Hart Blondln's Supreme Effort for
Glory or Death Horse Raeea.
Chicago, Aug. 10. The clerk of the
weather was in a better frame of
mind yesterday at Pullman, and though
the threatened rain had shut out tbe
sun with clouds he let the amateur scullers
have a smooth course and dry weather. This
condition lasted the whole day, and alto
gether the weather could not have been
better for the sport But the unpropitious
opening day dampened the enthusiasm of
many of those who would like to have been
witnesses of tbe races, and the attendance
The Morning Events.
Tbe first race in the morning was the
second trial heat for the senior singles, and
in this the winner was E. L. Kilby, of
Ottumwa, la.: time, 9:15; distance, 1 miles
straightaway. The junior fours fol
lowed, the contesting clubs being the Union
Boat club, Chicago; Toronto Rowing club,
Torouto; Don Ainnteiir Rowing club, Tor
onto, aud Argonaut Rowing club, Toronto.
The Unions won by half a length, the Argo
nauts lieing second Tune, 8:30. The junior
singles was thencallod and won by H. Seaton,
of the Excelsior club; no timo given. The
second beat whs captured by Lee Coarette, of
the Columbia club, by half a length and in
10:01. The morning programme was closed
by the race of the junior fours, mile and
return. There were seven starters the
Vnion B.at club, Chicago; Athletic club.
Aurora, Ills, ; Pullman crew No. 1, Chicago
Minnesota clul), St Paul; Argonaut club, of
Toronto, and Pullman crew No 2, Chicago.
Tbe Union came in first ly half a length in
9:M. Tbe Minnesota club was second.
All but one of the nmateur championships
at sculling for the ensuing venr were decided
i.i ft afternoon. J. . Love 11 carried away
the junior singles, and Dennis Donahue the
seniors. Tbe tjai iv-ld Reach crew of Salt
IjtkeC ity, were the victors in the pair-oar
race, and the inuipeg rowing club, of
Manitolia, won tbe laurels in the senior four
The Klclit-Oared Rare.
In the great event of the day. the eight-
oar race between the two giants, the A ta
lari (as, of New York, and the Bradfords of
CambridgeiKirt, the New orkers captured
tbe banner and medals after an exciting con
test, crossing the line barely half a length
in advance of their sturdy opponents.
A Great Kana and a lead Heat.
Oneevent still bangs in the balance the
senior doubles. This was one of the grandest
races on record, two of the comiieting crews.
tbe Metropolitans, of N.-w York, and the
Bay Sides, of Toronto, rowing a dead beat
Tbe bow oar of tbe Bay Sides, rowed himself
completely out during the contest, and when
tbe time came to row over again according
to tbe orders of Referee Lyman B. Glover,
he was more dead than alive.
The Hlght Kind ot Sportsmanship.
Pilkinton, tbe stroke and captain of the
Motrc;toIitan crew, might have claimed the
race ly simply rowing over the course, but
he magnanimously waived the right to the
championship under such conditions ' and
agreed to contest for tbe emblem again to
day, when the disabled crew will tie in trim.
The latter accepted tbe proposition
every eviduuee of gratitude.
A Surprise in the Palr-Oar.
Tbe pair oar race was somnthirj of a sur
prise, everybody assuming that iMandish
and Lyon, tbe Detroiters, won 11 have a w alk
awav. The two strapping lads from Salt
Lake, however, Oslwrne and Wetier, hod
things about their own av and passed the
flag in 9:1"S, thsjir opioiients lieing 4la' seconds
Another Well Contested Kaee.
The double sculls was a Imttle of aquatic
giants. There were the Metropolitans, the
Furraguts, the Don Amateurs, 1'atlins and
Bay Sides, the Kavenswoods ami Winni-
jiegs. 1 be Metropolitans and Kavenswoods
were the favorities in tbe pools. For tbe
first three-quarters of a mile these two
stayed close together, and then tha Jersey-
meu fell away. Tbe Farraguts put on
spurt and kept level with the New Yorkers
for a quarter of a mile, and then they, too,
BUccuuihe'L Next the A inniixgs made
burst of speed that caused I'll li niton to yell
to bis stroke to "sock it in, and the strok
went from HO to M like a flash, while tbe
Canadians went to the rear.
Another Dead Heat.
Pilkiiiton thought he bad everything his
own way, but w hen within a dozen yards of
tbe finish the white-shirted Canadians hove
in sight on the extreme right, with a couple
of spurt came up with tlm Mt, and. de
spite the bard pulling of the latter, succeeded
in crossing the line even. Time, 8:4"; Raveus
wootts third, Don Amateur fourth, Wiunipeg
fifth, Furraguts sixth, and Catlins wventh.
A Win for the Winnipeg.
Iu the senior fours the Winnipeg wojt by
two lengths. Tbe Delawares made a bard
right, ami liasticti, the tiow, keeled over in
tbe liont insensible as it passed over tbe line.
Restoratives were applied and he recovered
in a short time. The Torontos were second
and the Atalantas thirii The tatter, bow
ever, were disqualified, and the Nsw York
Athletic club got place. Winnipeg's tune,
S:3J; Toronto, S:4o.
A Rut 1 1 Im Kight-Ooared Contest.
The Atalantas were the favorites in tho
eight-oar contest, and tiiey rralir.nl the ex
pectations of their friends. It was a hard
tussle, however. The Boston boys got away
at tbe start, and at the throe-quarter buoy
were over half a length in the lead. They
pulled too jerky, however, while the Atalau
ta's made a tine, steady stroke. The latter
drove to the front after the three-quarter had
been passed, but were soon overtaken and
the Bradford's went to the front by a length.
Then they eased up again, the New Yorkers
went to the front like a streak of lightning,
and although their opponents iiulled for
dear life, tbey kept the lend to the
finish, winning by half a length amid deafen-
-ing cheers and yells, and the mu-ic of half
dozen bands. Two of the Atalanta's men
dropped Hat in the boat as it went past the
Sag. Time, 7:41; Bradfords, 7:44.
The breaks the record of 7:40 1 :4o, made on
tbe St Charles river at Boston. The pai
oar record was also beaten, U:18 ou the Pull-
man course, against 0:34 on dead water
Watkins, N. Y. Darkness had set in by the
tune tbe last race was over, but the city
bound crowas Kept "the trains waiting
order to give the Atalantas a genuine western
hurrah as tbey came ashore.
NEWS OF THE BALL FIELD.
Boston Cranks Gnashintr Their Teeth I
Wrath Over Nine duos Egg-a.
Chicago, Aug. 10. Manager H irt, of the
Boston Base ball club, having received
another of those slashing telegrams anent
tbe playing of his club, has, so it is stated,
signed a contract with a A O. Spakling & Co,
of this city, to enter their employ at the
end of tbe season. The telegram referred to
was from Director Billings, of Boston, and
contained the following blast: . "Rotten
ball-plcying in every particular disheartens
every enthusiast here. Rod bourne. Brown
and Johnston should be buried, so all say,
Rod bourne should be sent home in disgrace,
unless you think otherwise. Such a game
would not occur bore without severe pen
alty.'' All the fuse is because Boston bas
struck a streak of bad base ball and has not
been winning right along as usual A little
"lie" was spread on the troubled waters
yesterday by the receipt of a despatch from
the president of the club, Soden, telling Hart
to lose no sleep on account of Billiugrs tele
gram as it was neither authorised nor eg-
dorsad by tbe directors, who have every con,
filence in Hart
The Diamond Field Report.
Chicago, Aug. 10. When base ball club
lets Anson's "babies" present it with nine
goose eggs in one game it would seem that
the directors have some justification in kick
ing. That's what happened yesterday with
Boston's sluggers. League scores: At ni-
cago Chicago 0, Boston 0; at Indianapolis-
Indianapolis 1, New York b; at t-ittsourg
Pittsburg 15, Washington 3; Cleveland-Phila
delphia game postponed rain. American as
sociation: -At Louisville Louisville 3, Cin
cinnati 15, at Kansas City Kansas City 11,
St Louis 7. Western league: At St Joseph
St Joseph 8, St Paul '&.
The Buffalo Meeting; Closed.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 10. The trotting
meeting here closed yesterday, two of the
snecial attractions beinz declared off. The
first of these was the free-for-all trot, which
was dropped because Clingstone, Thornless.
and White Stocking were absent The wind
was so strone that the race against time ot
Belle Hamlin and Justina, to pole, was also
left out of the nrozramitia Johnston, the
nacer. went a miieacainst the wind in 2:08V.
Ketch won the 2:: trot, best time s:sa. jki
Annan took the 3:17 trot, the best time being
2:18X; best time of ratv, 2:10, by llcox.
Itlondin Will Tempt Kate.
FaRIH, Aug. 10. Blondm, the daring tight-
rone iierlormer. nas accopieu a wasier ui
4:4,000 to walk on a cable stretched from
the Eiffel tower to the dome of the
main exhibition building in les than five
minutes. The cable will be strung in a few
davs. and M. Blondin will attempt tbe feat
as soon as the arrangements are completed.
Race for the Coelet Cop.
Newport, R. L, Aug. 10. The yacht race
for the Goelet cup was sailed yesterday with
a good breeze, and was an interesting affair,
The course was thirty-seven miles in length,
and the urinciiial contestants were the Ka-
rina and Titamn of the sloops, and tbe Sea
Fox. Alert and Grayling of the schooners.
The winners were Uie Titan in and Sea Fox.
The Runners at Chicago.
CmoAOti, Aug. 10. The winning horses
at the West Side races yesterday were:
Rambler, i mile heats, 1:15V and 1:16,V;
Unite, 1 mile, l:4Si; Lela May, 1 3 1ft miles.
:02i; Lucerne, mile, l:15?i; Wrestler,
mile, li'-i'; Contempt, mile, 1:17.
Cnrloo R. Dexter, of Michigan, a postofBoe
inspector, has resigned.
The New England Terra Cotta Lumber
company, rtnston, has matte an assignment.
Enieror William has ask vl Queer Vic
toria to return his visit by taking a trip U
Adams and adjoining counties in Illinois
are reported to be full of prairie cuickens as
a renult of state protection.
Max Young, johlier in w atches and jor
elry, at t 'hicago, assigned Friday. The lia
bilities are placed at t"i,lK) and assets at
Itert Flucks, of Elgin, III, was bathing in
Lake Geneva with a numlier of friends Fri
day when he was takan with cramps and
The business failures for the week ended
Friday were for the Unite.! rttates 104, for
Canada 37, total 201, against 2 for tha cor
responding week last year.
Five of the largest breweries at Pittsburg,
Pa., have been purchased by the English
syndicate operating in Pennsylvania. They
paid (.t, 01 Ki,0lM) for tbe plants.
The photographers' convention has ad
journed. The grand prize was awarded to
A. L RiVH-h ,Ti Bro., Louis, for photo
graphic illustrations of "Evangeline."
Tbe remaining member of the cabinet,
Gen. Noble, left Washington City (Saturday
for an outing of several weeks. The govern
ment is now pretty well scattered, but tbe
telegraph will briug it together when
Sewall E. Col ill. ex-mayor of Pensacola.
writes to 1 Lie aut horitiea at Washington that
a great deal of smuggling is bein? dona be
tween Cuba and Florida, nnd that tho mer
chandise handled is of a nature to spread in
l ne little city ot Uoonville, 1ml, is In a
state of excitement over the disappearance of
the assistant postmaster, William E. Denny,
and the discovery by a postoiHe inspector
that young D.-nny was seveial thousand
dollars short iu his accounts.
Augustus Day, aged 8ti, of Detroit, wh-i is
worth t-'.V),(Ki, bas been advertising for a
wife for tbe past two years without success.
Thursday he was married to Mrs. Eva K.
Sanger, aged '.tX, and the couple have gone tc
Mackinac to spend their honeymoon.
At the trial of Gen. Roulnnger liefore the
French senutc rridav, the public prosecutor
announced that the government wat iu pos
session of evidence that the accused had
been in communication with Prince Bis
marck, with respect to his own political
The convention at Clevelanl of the Amer
ican Total Abstinence union adopted resolu
tions r riday declaring sympathy with "every
lawful movement to suppress drunkenness.
and approval of the authority which aim
to destroy i-vitan s well-devised structure.
The Cologne Giztt, which is the author
ity for about half t!0 sensations connected
with tb Kurorwan aituation, sava that Rus
sia, having lulled to get n treaty f alliance
or neutrality with Turkey, has concluded
one with France, the document being signed
a month ago.
Four hundred drunken Hungarian coke-
workers in the Conuollsvilie (fa.) region
started a riot rridny morning, notwithstand
ing that the recent strike had lieen settled in
their favor. They drove tbe men from work
at several point, but, though some damage
was done to property, no one was injured.
Officer Freyer's Murderers. r
CmoAUO, Aug. 10. Oflioer Frejrer, who
met his death ou his beat Thursday night,
was murdered by two young toughs named
Jack McGrath and William Martell, who
Were at tbe time being pursued by other
onlcers, at whom they bad hred. Tbe whole
police force is looking for them, but they
have not yet been captured.
Killed by an Air Explosion. "
PrrTBURil, Aag. 10. While workmen
wore testing pipes in Oliver Bros. & Co.'s
south side mill by air prestire, an explosion
took place, killing John O'Conner aud John
Miller, fatally injuring John Greiner, and
wounding fiften other mn.
A R. A. IU Foat at Charleston, 8. C
Charleston, R. C, Aug. 10. The Maj.
Robert Anderson post, or Charleston, was
mustered into the G. A. R. yesterday at Fort
Hu niter. A. E. Sholes, senior vice com
mandant, deartment of Georgia, presided.
The Weather We May Expeet,
Washington Citv. Auk. 10. Following are
the weather indications for thirly slx hours
from o'clock p. m. yesterday: For Indians
and Illinois Loral showers: clearing weather
in northern portion, cooler in southern: sta
tionary temperature in northern portions;
Tariahle winds, tor Lower Michigan Uen
erally fair weather, preceded by fhoweis Fri
day night in extreme southeast portion:
slightly cooler In southeast, stationary tem
perature b- northwest portion: northerly
winds. For i'pper Michigan Fair, slightly
warmer weather; westerly winds. For Wis
consin Fair, warmer weather in northwest.
stationary temperature In southeast portion:
northerly winds. For Iowa generally fair.
warmer weather In northwest, stationary in
southeast portion: variants winds.
Not Much of a Conflagration.
Toledo, O., Aug. 10. A Blade special
from !t Mary a, Auglaize county, a town of
2,000 ppople, says: Fire Thursday night de
stroyed a livery stable, four business houses,
and residence. Loss, (15,000; insuranoe
About half tbe amount.
Burke Plead Not Guilty.
Chicago, Aug. 10. Shortly a f tor 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon Martin Burke, the
Cronin suspect, was arraigned before Judge
Baiter on two indictments for murder. He
pleaded not guilty to each and was led back
to tbe jail.
Failure of a Millinery Klrm.
Lanuaster, Pa., Aug. 10. Astroch Bros.,
the largest dealers in inilliuery goods in this
county, tailed yesterday for 50,000.
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Two High Tortious Declined llnmiKe of
iratitule to the Vmiderbllt The New
York Oralora ,a?e Filed on the White
House or Kottiins; An Irinli-Anierlcan
Gives the President a Piece of His Mind
Political Nows Notes.
New York, Aug. 10. The talk aliout
Chauncey M. Depew resigning from his
places in the Vauderbilt system and going
into politics makes his friends smile. They
know what the midsummer gossips ap
parently do not, that Mr. Dpew refused
offers by Gen. Ilnrrisou of a place in the
cabinet, and of the English mission, refusals
unique in the history of this country. Gen.
Harrison believed tbat tho acceptance by
Mr. Depew of the secretaryship of the treas
ury would end the rivalry between Thomas
C. Piatt and Warner Miller, anS 'would
satisfy the Republicans of this state as noth
ing else would, and he was very anxious tbat
Mr. Deew should accept.
Too Grateful to the Vanderbllts.
Mr. IK'pew refused becausj be could not
reconcile it with bis notions of duty and
gratitude to leave the Vanderbllts, from
whose father and grandfather he Ind re
ceived such distinguished favors. Sj of the
English mission, which the president asked
him to take soon alter the inauguration.
Mr. Depew could not see his way clear to
leave the Vanderbilts. He was an attorney
at Peekskill with a small practice when
Commodore Vanderbilt found biin out and
made him ono of the lawyers of the Now
A Nice Little Income.
Since then his abilities have caused his ad
vance ment, until his income from his earn
ings in addition to his investments is
about 1 1-5.0110 a year. He is president of
the Central, of the Michigan Southern and
of other corporations under their control,
and officer of some sort in all their enter
prises ana a truste oi many lunJs an 1 es
tates. Iu each of bis capacities he receives a
tine salary, ranging down fn ni his $25,0(K)
salary as president of the New i ork Central.
Even if he did not feel bound to tbe Vander
bllts by close ties of gratitude, this income
might seem to be a good deal to give up.
HI One Great Ambition.
air. lepew however, appears to have an
under.-. tand ing with the Vauderbilts that for
the presidency of the United States he may
rehuquish everything and leave them. A
short lime before he went to Chicago, last
summer, Mr. Depew said to an acquaintance
in whom he had confidence: "The presidency
is a great prize. It is worth trying for. A
man can give up everything for tbat."
"1 hen you would tak. that aud give up
your railroad busine?1
"Yes, everything for that. To be presi
dent is to be immortal. It is the foremost
place on earth, and everything sinks into iu-
sigmncance ui comparison with that.
Lota of Mr. Depew's friend believe that
bis ambition may yet be satisfied.
PATRICK M'COURT'S PROTEST.
He Appeals to the President to Protect
llitu from llsmisaal.
NlwVoKH, Aug. Id. Patrick MacCourt,
ctork in tbn liiililMt-tti livfsioil of the
custom house, was notified ou Tueslay by
Secretary Wiiidom that his services were no
longer required. He has written President
Harrison a letter, in which very vigorous
terms are used, beginning thus:
"As an Irish-American citizen the race to
whom you owe your election in this city and
state 1 appeal to you to protect me, under
the civil service law, from arbitrary dis
missal by your secretary of the treasury."
Mr. MacCourt goes on to recite that he
bas been in the service several years, was
appointed under a civil service examination,
has done good work, ami does not merit dis
missaL MacCourt U a Democrat He is a
well-known writer on Irish affairs, and has
enjoyed the friendship of many eminent
men. No reason is given for his dismissal.
Illiaola Prohibitionist Organizing.
Decatur. 111., Aug. 10. A state confer
ence of Prohibition leaders was held here in
connection with the camp meeting yesterday.
U. H. Harts, of Lincoln; Kev. Mr. Hughes,
of Fulton county; Benjamin McFadden, of
Chicago, and A. J. Bassett were appointed a
committee to devise a plan for state organisa
tion, lhe committee recommended tbat the
state committee be empowered to employ
clerical belp, that an organizer for state
work be employed, that the committee sub
mit an estimate of state expenses until the
next state convention and that . counties be
requested to forui as many dolts as possible.
. Want Gray to Lead Them.
Indianapolis, Aug. 10. There is a strong
disposition among the Democrats of the state
to make Governor Gray chairman of tbe
state central committee. His friends say
that be is the best orgnuizer in the state.
that he has al ways been successful in infus
ing life into the party when a caddidate, and
that be will be equally potent as the bead of
tbe committee. 1 he proosition is meeting
with no opposition, and tha only question to
which doubt attaches is bis acceptance.
. Preparing to Receive Gen. Harrison.
Indianapolis, Aug. 10. At a meeting
here last night a committee beaded by Gov,
Hovey was appointed to receive President
Harrison at the state line wben he comes
west to be present at the corner stone "ing
of tbe soldiers' mouumeut. Greet efforts are
making to signalisj tbe visit so tbat it will
be a red-letter day in the life of the presi
dent. Aug. Xi is the date.
Republlcau Politicians Ulna Together.
NW YORK. Aug. 10. Ex-Governor Cor
nell gave a dinner at the Union League club
last night to Governor Foraker, of Ohio. It
was announced to be a purely social affair.
without a graiu of politics In it Governor
Foraker said so himself. Secretary Tracy
waa invited, but be is cruising toward Bar
Harbor to join the president and Secretary
Asa Williams killed Sidney Gofl in M a
cod, Ua., tbe other night for litre cent
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