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EOCZ CLASS, ILLm THURSDAY, TEBBUA&Y 21. 18S5.
FBXG2 XXXEZ3 CZ2T3.
Cond'tion of the Silver Ques
tion in the Senate.
BO VOTE OH W0LO0TTS RESOLUTION
And We Pros pet of Om ChudlerAuaM
the Bepableaa Leaoenbip end Aa
Muacee th rrflfrmmBM Nest Mitliw
II Also Predlctaaed Oeairea aa Extra Sea
sloa te start the Escrclaes Bond Sale To
vVashisgtos, Feb. 21. The day's ses
sion of the senate was not very old when
events took such a turn as to make sure
' of the disposal of the stiver question for
the present session. The resolution of-
f ired by Senator Wolcott just before ad
jornment Tuesday has gone to the
calendar. Senator Jones made a state,
tnent in the senate that the friends of sil
ver would not press the silver bilL It ap
peared after Wolcott's resolution was
read that it would be allowed to reach a
Tote without creating delay, but became
apparent even before the session began
yesterday that it would be antagonized as
persistently as the Jones bilL
Would Bin Talked It to Death.
It was apparently as obnoxious to some
of the anti-silver men as the other meas
ure, and was besides not entirely satis
factory to the silver Democrats, hence the
decision to adopt the more direct way by
allowing the Jones bill to be displaced
without any conditions. The anti-silver
men had expected to proceed with speech
es against the Wolcott resolution Just as
they has done against the Jones bill.
Hill was prepared to read the entire vol
ume of the coinage laws, and wonld have
sought to amend the resolution so as to
make it conform to his Ideas on the silver
question. Wolcott stated that he did not
expect to And an opportunity to call up
his resolution again before adjournment.
haadlre Slajaineaat speech.
Chandler said a few words on the reso
lution and what he said was looked upon
as significant and was followed with in
terest owing to the prominent part
Chandler has taken in shaping the course
of the Republican side of the chamber.
Ho said: "In deference to the prevailing
opinion of New England and because it
may be nnwLso to open our own mints to
the unlimited coinage of silver, without
concurrent action upon the part of other
great nations, I shall vote against the
pending resolution. But I very much
regret that" I cannot also now vote in
favor of soma afliriuative measure in tbo
direction of bimetallism to promote which
the Republican party is sacredly pledged.
Gold monometallism is our destiny if
some allirmatlve action in another direc
tion is not soon taken. Tho adoption
of the single gold standard hoped to
produce the pending calamity."
Predicts aa Extra Sesaioa.
Again, when the Indian appropriation
had been taken up. Chandler said he con
ioered an extra session inevitable. "lam
most hopeful," he said, "that the presi
dent will call congress together in extra
session some time In April or May. It
will no doubt assist in bringing back the
stability of tho country to assemblo a Re
publican cnnirresA That congress will
undoubtedly take up tho Nicaragua canal
project and pass a bill for the building of
the canal, not by a private corporation but
by the United States. 1 believe the next
house of representatives will take steps to
bring about the certain and ultimate an
nexation of H await
Seems to Know the Programme.
"Moreover, tho next congress will inau
gurate an investigation of the recent pur
chase of gold by the president of the
L nited btates. 1 he transaction is one of
the most remarkable in our history. The
rates at which our bonds were sold in
volvo a loss of i'.t.iwu.w 0 to the people of
tho L nited states. If ever a financial
transaction of an administration needed
an investigation it is this gold purchase.
There appears to be mote below the sur
laco than the country is aware of. It is
not a transaction that congress can allow
to be uninvestigated. It is sure to be inves
tigated by tho next house of representa
tives. It is likely to be Investigated by the
Sjraopsis of Cong-reeslonal Work.
Washisotox, FeU. SI. Chandler cre
ated something of a sensation in tho sen
ate by outlining some important steps to
be taken by tbo next congress. Including
a congressional investigation of tho recent
purchase of gold by tho president of the
United States. Tho speech came unex
pectedly, as an incident ot the Indian ap
propriation bilL The silver bill was dis
placed by a vote of & to 13 and goes back
to the calendar, where Wolcott's declara
tory resolution also went, Tho Indian
appropriation was pending at adjourn
The opponents of new battleships for
the navy eunered a crushing defeat when
Sayres' motion to strike out the author
ization in tho naval appropriation for war
Vessels was lost by a vote of 6 to VJi. But
the hou?e would not appropriate money
to build the ships authorized. The bill as
passed authorizes thecoastructionof throe
battleships to cost, exclusive of armor.
H.omoo-teooh. and twelvo torpedo boat
to cost H70,0ijp each. 1 he senate auieril-im-nt
to tho dlolomatic and consular Mil
A BAD TEMPER
and a bad h ver
you'll always find
Make a note of this.
and aes if it amt
Now, why not give
your naturally sun
t ny disposition s
I chance f Dr. Pierce's
wfll do it for you. They correct tout dis
ordered over, clear up your system, am
make life look different to yoo. They do
it in a pleasant wav. too. ThrVTe tba
smallest, the easiest to take, and the an
Keep a vial uf time tiny Pellets in Tour
est-pocct. 1 ney u give you a prrmaaru
cure for Biliousness, J .hit lice. Constipation.
Indigestion. Sick or Biuoua Headaciiee, and
every uerangemant ot tue liver, stoma
The makers are so scrs you'll be satisfied
that they'll agree, if you're not, to return
For twenty -five years them Pellets aava
old on their merit. Wav buy other pills.
wnea tr. Mr. r. are gnaranseea t
appropriating 500,000 for a came to
Hawaii was discussed without action.
TREASURY OFFICIALS PLEASED.
News at tba aacceaa a tba Bead Bale la
. Very Setlaractary.
Washington, Feb. 21. News from New
York is that the demand for the new
bonds at London U so great that the syn
dicate had withdrawn most of the allot
ment for sale in this country in order to
supply the foreign bidders. The treasury
officials heard this with much satisfac
tion. They are especially pleased with
the favor with which the loan was re
ceived in London, as it shows most con
clusively the faith abroad in our financial
strength and purpose to pay all obliga
tions in gold.
The good effect of the recent gold pur
chase is already shown, it i asserted, in
the upward tendency of American securi
ties in London. The determination to sell
only a small proportion of the bond issue
in this country would reduce the danger
of further gold withdrawals to a min
imum and quiet the panicky feeling which
has prevailed during the last several
Do.nr of the Wemea's Council.
Wasiiixgton, Feb. 2L The early sea
sion of the National Council of Women
was devoted to preliminary business mat
ters. The meeting was conducted behind
dosed doors, but the questions discussed
were of an unimportant nature. There
was no afternoon session. Part of the
evening session was held under the ' au
spices of the Young Ladies' National Mu
tual Improvement association, and con
sidered woman's education, while family
and institutional life was also discussed.
Against Another Deserter.
Washtsgtos, Feb. 21. The president
has vetoed the bill granting an honorable
discharge to Henry Halteman, late of
company F., Second United States ar
tillery, and sent a message to the senate
stating his reason for refusing to sign it.
Halteman enlisted in 1SU and deserted in
15 because his company was ordered to
go to California. The president says:
If this diserter is allowed an honorable
discharge I do not see why every deserter
should not be absolved front the conse
quence of his unfaithfulness."
The Boom for Shank I ta.
Wasmsgtox, Feb. SL Senators Voor-
hecs and Turpie and several of the Indiana
Democrats of the house, together with
Chairman Taggert, of the Indiana Demo
cratic state central committee, called upon
the president to present the claims of John
liilbert Shanklin, editor of the hvansville
Courier, to appointment as minister to
Mexico to succeed the lato Isaao P. Gray.
Tho president promised to give car -ti l
consideration to Shnnkl'ra's claim, but did
not indicate in any way-whut his decision
Aa Elopement That Was a Failure.
Washisgtox, Feb. 81. Mrs. Lavinia
Bohannon, daughter of William A. Har
ris, congress ruan-at-largo from Kansas,
who eloped with a liveryman of Luray,
a.,Inst August, had committed snicide at
her Luray home by taking poison. A letter
in a drawer said that no blame was in any
way attached to her husband, who had
always been devoted to her.
Bridge Aeroas Illinois River.
Washington, Fob. 21. A favorable re
port was authorized by the house commit
tee upon a bill for a bridge across the Illi
nois river near Hennepin canal by the
Illinois River Bridge company.
TRIED TO KILL THE FAMILY.
Bloody Work Done by a Tonne; Maa Who
Pekix, Ills., Feb. SI Albert Wallace,
a dissipated, reckless young man living
with his sister and her husband, O. B.
Bolby, twelvo miles south of here, shot
his sister, her husband, and a boy living
with the family. Tho shooting was done
with a double-barreled shotgun, and the
wounds Indicted are thought to be fatal
In the case of the husband, who is shot
through the head.
The trouble lending up to the trasredy is
of long duration, growing out of the dis
inheriting of Wallace by his father, who
was killed in 1, in favor of Mrs. Bolby.
The murderer came to Pekin after tho
shooting and - surrendered to the sheriff,
who placed him in jail.
Couldn't Coairol His Mad Wife.
D ESTER, Feb. 21. William E. Scott,
president of the Scott Machine and Hard
ware Manufacturing company, has con
fessed that he is unable to control his de
mented wife and she has been placed in
the county hospitaL Mrs. Scott is the
woman who has been sending telegrams
to President Cleveland at Washington,
calling on him for protection against her
Wanna Suffrage Beat em.
Bismarck, X. D., Feb. SL Woman suf
frage was beaten in the house, but by a
vote of 31 to 25 the bouse refused the table
tho usual motion to reconsider, leaving
the question open. It is understood that
this was done purposely by the high
license men, and is equivalent to an offer
to trade woman suffrage for high license.
Massacred by Gmncaat Troopn.
New Yokk, Feb. 21. A special to The
World from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,
says: It is reported from Montevideo,
on the authority of the rebel admiral. Da
(jama, that the government forces on
capturing tho town of San Gabriel maa
sacred the inhabitants. Da Gams hai
been personally in command of the rebel
forces for the past few weeks. A number
of soldiers have been arrested for insu
bordination and sixteen of them, by or
der of the governor, nave been snot.
Ilaaced bata tbo Rrera.
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. XI . East-bound
freight No. 58 ran into a ruck slide ia a
canon, three miles east of Bristol, a sta
tion on the Northern Pacifie between
Ciellum and Eilensburg, overturning the
engine and six cars in the river. Brake
man Fitzmeyer is missing. Engineer
Hendricks is badly cut about the head
and Stanley Real, brakeman, seriooaly In
jured. The fact that Hood's Sarsapanlla.
once fairly tried, becomes the. favor
ite spring medicine, speaks volumes
for its excellence and merit.
SOBT OF BLIND PIG,
Alleged To Be Hidden n the
Capitol of Indiana.
CHARGES HADE BY A LEGISLATOR.
Says Taere'e a Bar! aa Tap la tba Baas
aaent of the State Hoase aad That Its
Ceatenta Are Mot Solid A Lively Time
Aawanr Heosler Stateanaaa Reaalta
Com nit tea of laquiattloa Appelated.
IXMAKAP0LI3, Ini, Feb. 21. A howl
ing sensation was created in the house of
representatives when the direct charge
was made by a member tha t a barrel of
whisky was on tap in the state house
basement for the free use of legislators.
The house was discussing the Nicholson
temperance bill and amendments had
been offered. The floor of the house and
galleries were filled with friends of the
bill from all over the state. Jackson of
Carroll got the floor and a veritable
bombshell was hurled by him when he
charged members with being subsidized
by tho whisky league. He, by imputa
tion, included the author of the amend
ments. To this Hoiloway objected and
called the imputation a slander upon him
self. He resented it and asked for a re
traction. This mado Jackson angry.
Talking Haaeoaabe Temperaaee.
Stepping forward a few feet, he gazed
around the hall and 6b.ou.ten: "You say
this house is not subsidized, and yon get
angry when charged with It. No wonder
you raise your hypocritical eyes in horror.
Hero yon are talking buncombe temper
ance legislation to theso good people in
the galleries, and all the time there is a
barrel of whisky in the basement of this
statehouse, which Is free to tho members
on this floor. No wonder you're mad,
hat followed was lost In the terrible
confusion which ensued. Twenty mem
bers were on the floor shouting for recog
nition. Many members turned pale and
several abruptly left the halL An at
tempt was made to hush Jackson up,
Mr. Statesman hastening over to Jackson
and speaking to him in a low tone.
"Prove it! Prove it!" shouted several
raemliers, and Mr. Jackson was surround
ed. "I repeat just what I said," shouted
Jackson, "and no wonder you want me to
hush np. There Is a barrel of free whisky
down there and it was furnished you
by the whisky leaguo. You're shackled
Applause lathe Callerles.
Chairman Merritt rapped for order and
the applause that went up from the gal
leries was so loud that Merritt threatened
for the second time to clear them. The
members were on their feet and every
thing was in an uproar. Mr. Hoiloway
was shouting for recognition, and while
Stutesman was trying to get Jackson to
listen to him the member from Vander
bnrg ran down the hall to his side in a
threatening manner. It looked as though
there would be a personal conflict and
the chair loudly called for a doorkeeper
to interfere and separate the men and
send members to their seat. Statesman
and Hoiloway wore led to their seats by
Sargeant at Arms Graves.
Jackson tried to conti nne his expose,
but was choked off by Hoiloway, who in
sisted upon his confining himself to the
question. The chair was trying to make
himself heard above the uproar, and
finally colled Jackson to order by telling
him that any statement as to whisky fry
ing in the basement bad nothing to do
with the question ami he would hear no
more of it.
"All right," shouted Jackson, "I see
your tactics. You don't want these peo
ple to know the truth. I'll sit down."
Pcttit demanded an investigation,
while a dozen other members tried to
keep Jackson from talking. Pcttit asked
htm if he knew as to the truth of his
statement, upon which Jackson informed
him that he had been told by a number
of members that the barrel was there and
he had been invited to partake of it.
"Then I want an investigation," shouted
Pettit "It s out of order." said tho
chair. "We can't consider anything but
the amendments to tho Nicholson bill."
Pcttit offered a resolution asking for
appointment of a committee of three to
investigate as to whether or not there was
a barrel of whisky in the cellar of free ac
cess to members and placed there by the
Indiana Whisky league. The resolution
was adopted and Messrs. Pettit, States
man and Bobilya were appointed.
INCOME TAX QUESTION.
Iowa Farmers Think Their Milk Beeeipta
Are Ma Taxable.
New Hampton, Feb. 21. The decision
of the collector of internal revenue for
this district that co-operative creameries
are subject to the provisions of the new
income tax law has eansed quite a sur
prise in this section, where creameries are
almost as numerous as school houses.
The officers find it almost impossible to
make the required reports. The milk is
gathered from house to house among the
members, taken to the factory, made into
butter and sold. The entire receipts, less
cost of manufacture, aro divided pro rata
among those furnishing the milk.
There is no market value of milk at the
farms here, except that made by its sale
as butter after it leaves the creamery. So
any value placed upon the milk less than
the price of butter, less the cost of mak
ing, for the purpose of showing a profit
for taxation would be a tax upon labor.
This is the view the creamery managers
are taking and It is difficult to see where
there will be any returns from this
President Aeae a gignllteant Q Italian.
WASHlsGTOs.Feb. is. Among the pros
idential callers were Towne, Smith and
Corliss, representatives-elect from north
western states. During a conversation
the president asked them how they would
like to be called on to return to Wash
ington on March li It is not believed
the president had any intention ol inti
mating that an extra session was a proba
Bole Received by the Catiaar.
SrMXGFiKLDt Ills, Feb. SI Governor
and Mrs. Aitgeid gave a reception at the
governor's mansion last night to the
of state departments and officers
tsabera of the general aeacmbly.
BARNES MURDER CASE.
Aaala Man eery Tails at Bar
with the Caaa.
Chicago, Feb. SL Annie Xlahaney, ap
pearing determined and with an abun
dance of self-control, walked briskly to
the witness stand as soon as the Barnes
murder trial was resumed in Judge Free
man's court. She gave her testimony in
a clear voice and had to be interfered with
several times in her attempts to get her
hatred for Barnes before the jury. She is
evidently counting on the story of Barnes
wrongs toward ner and does not take any
pains to hide her feelings: She said:
"I was awakened about 11 o clock on
the night of Dec. 6. Going to the door, I
w Jordan. He was excited and much
frightened. I asked him what was the
matter and he replied that be had had a
terrible fight with Barnes and believed
that he had killed him. I made up my
mind that he did not have his right mind
with him. He began to cry and said ho
hoped God would forgive him, but Barnes
had made lor him and struck bun a ter
rible blow on the side of the face. . I told
him that Barnes had struck me. He
asked me if I wanted to go and see him
and I did so. Jordon began to talk to
Barnes as Barnes lay thera dead.
"1 asked Jordan for the particulars and
he said he was in the act of fixing some
thing on the furnace when the row
started. Barnes was holding the light,
and, becoming Impatient struck at Jor
dan. That led to the fight, and Barnes
reached for an ax. Jordan grabbed one,
too, and Barnes was killed. Jordan then
looked for the screw driver. It lay on the
floor where be had dropped it and I
picked it np and handed it to him. He
went ahead with the job ot fixing the fur
nace and I got some water and tried to
clean up the bloodstains. We went up
stairs and be told me to go to Barnes'
trunk and take anything 1 wanted. Wo
then talked about my troubles with
NOT THIS TIME.
It Was Paulson s oft Tear In Philadel
phia.' Philadelphia, Feb. SL The vote cast
in this city has been counted. There were
more ballots put in the boxes than ever
befcre. In a total vote of 214,747 Charles
F. Warwick, the Republican candidate
for mayor, had a plurality of 60,SfcS over
ex-Governor Robert K. Pattison, the
Democratic standard bearer. This is the
greatest plurality ever given a candidate
In a municipal contest, the previous re
cord Doing SJ.Ola received by Edwin S.
Stuart lu ls'Jl.
Democratic strongholds like the Third,
Fourth, Sixth, Eleventh, Twelfth, and
Seventeenth wards either went against
Pattison or gave a very much reduced
plurality in bis favor. All of these wards
are in the Third congressional district,
formerly represented by the late Samuel
J. Randall. William J. Koney, War
wick companion at the head of the ticket,
as candidate for receiver of taxes ran only
8,837 behind the ticket. Women were
voted for as school directors for the first
time under a law recently passed. There
were seventeen such candidates, but only
one was elected.
Proceedings or Illinois Statesmen
Springfield, Feb. iL The state sen
ate adopted a resolution asking Illinois
members to secure an appropriation for
improvements at Wnukegan harbor. A
bill was passed allowing voting precincts
containing over 45) voters to be divided
into two precincts. The bill giving cir
cuit courts jurisdiction in insurance
cases was ordered to third reading. A bill
prohibiting the manufacture and sale of
cigarettes was introduced, as was one pro
viding for the organization of sanitary
districts along rivers subject to overnow.
In the house a bill was reported and read
the first time providing for the transfer
of the custody of the Lincoln monument
to the state. Bills were introduced to
make the state treasurer's bond tJ, 000,000,
and to prohibit public officers loaning
public funds. The bill to amend the libel
law was recommitted.
Chaaaa la Chicago Newspapers.
Chicago, Feb. SI. The Chicago Herald
and the Chicago Evening Post newspa
pers, with the building and plant of
each, have passed into the control of
James W. Scott, who has been heretofore
associated with John K. Walsh in the
ownership and mnnagement of the two
properties. Air. alsh s holdings of two
thirds of tho stock of each paper, together
with The Herald building, 15S Washing
ton street and The Evening Post build
ing, 16ti Washington street, were pur
chased by Mr. Scott for a sum said to
approximate SA0J0.U0). It is also practi
cally settled that within a few days the
Chicago Times will pass into the eontro
of Mr. Scott and will be consolidated with
Flit Hartwell in her last syndicate
article says: "I don't recommend
any special brand of tea for afternoon
o'c locks. I do, however, know all
about the best tea to take at night.
Parks1 Tea will certainly clear vonr
complexion and purify yonr blood
You will be surprissd at the im
provement if you take a cap ot Parks1
Tea each night. Sold by Harts A
a nasi af tartsar aakias powder. Hie sat of
all t leavening alsaatthe-Jafast VmUU Mat
. T. I
Cuamenaf eaT Xnaart.
aWraz SVajuaa rawma Cu Nt Wall ft.
20 Per Cent
Discount on Any
Suit or Overcoat in
The House. None barred.
The Blue Front.
7 Per Cent Loans.
as sarx AS
The following is a partial
list of completed gilt-edged
first mortgage loans on hand,
which we offer for sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their face and accrued
interest. These loans have
been carefully selected by
us. and are first-class in
every respect. They are all
7 per cent net to the inves
tor. We have many other
loans to offer, if these are
not in amounts to suit the
' 800 7
600 ' 7
The securities we offer are
especially adapted for the
investment of savings and
trust foods, as oar personal
attention to all the details of
the loan, from its date to its
maturity, relieves the hold
er from all annoyance except
to present his coupon to us
for collection. For further
information call at the of
JACKSON & HURST.
GEO. F. BOTH. ga. Lcaa Department.
ing, Binding, Etc
Dress Makers and Seamstresses
Attend Madame Kellogg's school of Dress
No re-fitting. No re-basting. No paste-board
chart or model, but a
Genuine Tailor Sjotozn,
Such as our Merchant Tailors use. Thorough
Insiructious given inJthe art of
Boning, Finishing, and
Dress Goods. -
Lessons not limited. School open day v
Ryan Block. Second Floor, Davenport,
BUSH'S CORN CURE
A Positive Cure for Corns, Warts and Bunions
PRICE 25 CENTS.
This remedy is sold under a positive guarantee; and we will cheer
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Different from any other, it will allay the pain instead of maklna;
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Manufactured by HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic and Manufacturing Pharmacist, Fifth ATeaune Pharmacy,
corner Fifth avenue and Twenty-third street. Bock Island.
For sale nt all shoe stores. ,
You can't miss it.