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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. XLm. WO 245.
BOCK ISLAUD, ILL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 3. 1895.
PBI03 TIZBE3 GZST3.
COMES TO A CLOSE.
Extra Session of the Legislature
TAKES NO KOnCE OF ACCUSATIONS,
Bat Records lis Opinion of th. Governor'
Action Protcat from the Minority
Chare of th Chicago Timet-Uerald
Again Fonr of the Representative
Labor Arbitration Board Appointed
Feature of the Law.
Springfield, Ills.. Aug. a Tho Illi
nuig legislature has adjourned sine die,
the only legislation adopted being; a laboi
arbitration bill and an Increase of the tax
levy 1,000,COO for two year. The eiiate
rejected the house libel law repeal bill,
and confirmed the governor's appoint
ments on the labor arbitration com
mission. They were Anthony Thornton,
of Shelby ville; William P. Rend, of Chi
cago, and Charles J. Hiillor, of Spring
field. Tho feature of the day was the
excitement caused by the charge of tho
Chicago Times-Herald that certain legis
lators bad solicited bribes.
Charge of Editor Eolilsstt.
1 he charges made by The Times-Herald
are that Representatives Hawloy, Crafts,
and Herrjr have solicited bribes from cor
poration's, and Representative Thleuian
is added to the indictment. The laws in
connection with which these alleged
bribes woro solicited were tho filled cheese
bill, the butterino bill, and racing bills.
The charges are made in tho editorial col
umns of The Times-Herald, and tho ed
itor declares his ability to provo them.
In an interview at Chicago Kohlaaat is
represented as saying that ho is prepared
lo go before any "fiilr grand jury and in
illot those whom I have charged with
booilltng. If libel suit is begun against
mo I will take iinmedluto recourse to the
trrundjury mid present what evidence I
liuwlijr y It 1 Fabrication.
"Tho only thing I care to any nbiut
these charges it that they aro fabrications
from beginning to end," said Representa
tive 11 aw ley, when asked about The
Tmies-lleruid thunderbolt. "It is all
newspaper talk, ami does not make mo
unensy iu the least."
"What do you pruposo to do about it?"
"I don't know yet," be answered, after
thinking a bit. "I shall talk with my sec
onds beforo making up my mind. I can
only repeat that the charges are baseless
In the senate the only notice taken of
tho charges was in a speech by Littler,
who bitterly arraigned the newspapers for
attacks on legislators and wished the pa
pers ni'g it to suppressed entirely.
ilooee Attack the Governor.
The house did not leave tho fluid with
out recording its opinion of tho call for the
i'Xtra session in resolutions that were
adopted by a strict party vote. Tlioy de
clare that "The general assembly doss
not deem it right or proper at this tima
to enact any legislation upon tho major
ity of tho topics mentioned in tho gov
ernor's said proclamation, for the reasons
following, to-wtt: i
Ucruuso nearly all, if not all, of these
topics have been discussed time anil again
lit previous sessions of tho general assem
bly, and at the regular session of the pres
ent general assembly without result.
"iiecaue none of them, with the ex
ception of the llrst, is of such paramount
and pressing importance as to constitute,
singly or together, an 'extraordinary oc
casion' for tho convening of this assem
bly such as tho constitution of tho state
"Because, for their proper considera
tion, uu amount of timo would be neces
sary which would entail upou au ex
hausted and Uepleiol state treasury uu
expenditure which, in our judgment, is
not warranted by any existing emer
gency." Why the Tax Levy Was Voted.
It was also resolved, "1 hat in voting
an additional tax levy of tl.UJ 1,0X1 for the
two years 1SU3 and 1SU0 we placo upon
record the conviction of tho majority of
the members elected to the house and
senate, that tho governor of tho state was
Insincere in tho reasons assigned by hi in
for desiring an additional lovy of '.OJO.
'UUO and that the deficit in . tho treasury,
which makes au additional Isvy necessary,
is due not to tho action of SB if general as
sembly, but of iu prcdoctK-or in 1"J3,
which failt-d properly to adjust the levy
for lbl'J and Islit to tho .appropriations
mado by tho Thirty-eighth general as
sembly, a fact well known to tho govern
or, but which, for partisan reasons, he
M-eks to conceal from tho knowledge of
Democrat Beeord a rrotrnt.
Lyman offered a protest in behalf of the
minority members against the sine die
adjournment as brought about. Tno pro
test arraigned the Republicans for failure
to act on the subjects mentioned in the
governor's call. The legislature hud been
in session 11 vo weeks, and done what could
have been done in one week. Tho protest
was ordered entered In the journal.
ILLINOIS AtllilTUATIOX LAW.
l'rovlslon of the Act Passed by the Lata
Tho labor arbitration law that was
passed by tho legislature and signed by
the governor provides for a board of labor
arbitrators composed of threo persons.
Tho functions of the board will bo to set
tle. If possible, by arbitration all matters
Involving a dispute between employers
and worklngmin. Of the three ap
pulntcea Mr. Thornton, of helbyvllle, it
tho only one not directly connected with
labor, either as employer or otherwise.
William P. Bond's appointment is due to
the fact that he is large employer of la
bor, and Rtfller owes his nomination to
his being a member of a labor organisa
tion. Kach member of the board will re
ceive a salary of 1,8X a year with travel
ing expenses, and the appoint meat carrk-s
respectively one, two, and three years of
After the terms of the present board em
pire their successor will be appointed
each year for a term of three years. For
the purpose of taking testimony tho
board is authorixed to employ a stenog
rapher at a salary of fl.au a year, who
will also accompany tho board from place
to placo wherever it may be found neces
sary to hold session. Semi-judicial f iwu-
tiotas, in the way of summoning witnesses
under oath, are conferred on the board,
and tho proceedings of the board are to
be matters of public record. In order to
call the attention of tho board to a mat
ter in dispute between capital and labor
there must be at Ka-t twenty-live persons
employed at tho plAce where the trouble
occurs, and then tho board is subject to
the Jail of either the employer or em
ployes, as tho case may be. Witnesses
summoned by the board will be com
pelled to testify just as in an ordinary
court of record.
To e'.ve stability and effect to the find
ings of the board the act provides thai
when both sides in a controversy appea
to tho biarl for a decision, then botl
sides must be bvund by the terms of thai
decision for at least six months aftti
judgment has been rendered. Further
more when, as may frequently happen,
neither of the sides at dispute considers il
to its advantage to summon thebiard
of arbitration to settle matters. thn ii
will be optional for thn board itself t
toko the initiative, and if possible to pre
vent trouble before it has culminated is
an actual strike.
Tho proceedings of the board being pub
lie property it is felt that ia this direc
tion tho usefulness of the board will be
most apparent, as tin disclosure of the
true facts of a dispute will act alike as t
deterrent on unwise agitation to rcdrosf
imaginary grievances, and as a naliita'i
check upon unfair treatment of employe
by an individual firm. To otrengthen
the hands of the board and give its judg
ments practical ciTect the law empower;
it to call upon the c.mntr authorities foi
assistance whenever needed.
GREAT VICTORY FOR THE MINERS.
Obtain the CnnnMionof Almost fcvery De
mand aud Avert a Mnk.
PlTTSUino, Au.ij. Tho coal miner!
and tho operator have llnally reached nn
agreement and there will bo no strike.
Tho agreement is claimed as the bigresi
Victory ever made by organl-d labor. Al
most every demand was granted, and tht
operators gave a written guarantee foi
their fulfillment of Uu contract. The
papers Weru sigued last nijlit which in
creaso tho wages of ino.OUO lnlturs in
IVnnsylv.inia.U.ilo, Indiana and I.linoU
The terms of the agreement are tli .t Hi.
present rati) of wages thall coniiuuc ir
force until Oct. I, when very operator in
tho Pittsburg district will pay tha tS'J-ci-nt
rate with a (litl-reiitial of i cents in f ivoi
of operators who do not h.ivj company
The agreement -further provides for nn
other advance on Jan. 1. li is understood
that tho rate will then In) made 7'J cents.
Above all V. P. Dearmttt, who has
whippod tho miners at every turn here
tofore, has been brought over aud will
pay the lil eent rate r.s lie tides not have
tho company sture.s. Tho effect of Jliis
settlement is to advance, tho milling
rate in Ohio and Indiana from 51 cents
to 60 vents. It also helps the rate in Illi
nois, nnd briugs tho strike there to an
end. It also changes the end of tho scab:
year from April 3 to Jan. 1. This is tin
lirst timo a differential has ever been
granted against company stores, and it
is expected that it will result in having
all of them abolished.
Another feature of tho miners' victory
is that a convention of miners nnd opera
tors is to be held on tho second Thursday
of October in each year to fix the ininhiy
rato for tho nest year, so that tho rato foi
each year can bo settled before tho scald
year expires. The lirst joint convention
under this agreement is to be held next
A colored campmceting near Cincinnati
came near breaking up iu disorder when
it was discovered that somo one had
broken into the provision tent and stolon
all the water melons.
Disappointment in love caused Va
lento Aragon to blow out his brains at El
Obituary: At Berlin, Prof. Hoinrich Von
Sybel, the historian, TS. At Orange, Tex.,
ex-Mayor Georgo H. Hopper, o jii.iu
Claire, Wis At LiPorte, Ind.. Mrs.
Rachel Van Pelt, HI. At Grand Rapids,
Mich., Harriet Gould Hurton, SJ. At
Washington, Daniel G. Hatch.
Several counties in Wisconsin, Mil
Waukeo county among them, aro con
sidering the advisability of testing th
legality of the habitual drunkard nci
passed by thi! last legislature. The act
makes drunkards a charge on the coun
ty and the expense is already very great.
Tho Kentucky Lumber company's mills
burned at Williamsburg, Ky. The mill
was not running insurance, .'5,001';
loss, f "jO.OJO.
Tho Island of Trinidad, off the coast of
Brazil, which that country has been
kicking up such a row about because s
British cable company wanted it for a
cable station, is really cccuidcd bj
"Unron" Hnrdcn-Kickcy. who claims il
by right of occupation. Brazil his ncvet
contested his claim.
Tho latest upri-ing in Salvador ho
bom quelled and that republic is in au
abnormal state of quiet.
James Lewis and Jesso t-tooklcy, ol
Kenosha, Wis., have been arrested on
complnint of Gamo Warden Truesdalc
for alleged violation of tho state game
law. Tho complaint charges them with
snooting prairie chickens during tho close
L.unse V. Ktssam, a niece ot W. H. Van
derbilt, and Louts !?. Kerr, tho Wall street
broker, eloped from Monmouth Beach,
X. J., and were married at New York.
Jersey Central peoplo expect to make
regular use of a new locomotive that runs
ninety miles an hour. It has two seven
A contract has just been awarded to the
Keneely lijll company, of Troy, for plac
ing a peal of bells aggregating J,700
pounds in tho tower of the new city hail
at Minneapolis. This will be, it is said,
the largest chtino of b.-lis in this country.
The sum of tl,(XW,000 in gold has b-en
ordered at the sub-treasury, New York,
by the bank of Montreal for shipment tc
Hassacre ol Carntiaai in Cuina,
tnANGHAI, Aug. 3 Advices from
Foochow are that a telegram received
there says that a fearful massacre of
Christians has occurred at Ku Cheng.
Five foreign ladies are amongst the
Druggists say that their sales of
Hood's Sarsaparilla exceed those of
all others. There is no substitute
Omaha City Dads Take the Bit
in Their Teeth.
REFUSE TO OBEY AN INJUNCTION,
And Aprrove the Itoiul of the New Police
Hoard sn Defiance of a Restraining Or
der Which Is Declared by the City At
torney ot No Effect Two Folic Forces
on Duty, Besides IOO Citizens Situation
(feijrnlucaut of Turbulence.
Omaha, Aug. 3. Three police commis
sioners, acting under the new police law,
aro doing business in Omaha, regardless
of the fact that thedistrict court restrained
the city council from approving their
bonds. The organization in thi council has
a working majority, and tho court's order
was ignored. As a result a citizens' vol
unteer guard of l')J men is on duty at the
police station to maintain peace and as
sist the "regular" police force in holding
possession of city property. Messrs.
B.-oatch, Vandervort, and Foster were
given their certificates as police commis
sioners at noon by tho attorney general
and commissioner of public lands and
buildings. Tho governor refused to sit
with them, and warned them that their
course was illegal.
Court Order ignored with a liarraiu
The Omaha council held a special ses
sion at 4: J J to approve tho bonds, but
was met with nn injunction returnable
today in tho district court. Tha order
was ign ored with a hurrah, and tho new
police commissioners appointed a full
police force. They will make no effort
to gci possession of city property before
some time t.Uay. At an early hour to
day tho district court will take tip tho
matter ot tlie c lutu il proceedings iu con
tempt, and will probably annul its work.
There is much inflammatory talk, and
several companies of militia in different
pirt soft ne state have been n milled to
b in readiness to move to Omaha in tho
event of trouble. Gjvernor llolcomb is
prepared to maintain his view of the law,
and is using all means in bis power to
conserve peace an 1 have the whoio squab
ble carried to thH supremo CMirt.
1'oiitioa ot the Chief ot Police.
When asked what action ho proposed
to take in the matter in caso of nu at
tempt to take forcible possession of tho
j ul. Chief of Police White, said that ho
would see that there was no rioting and
that the laws were enforced, in any event.
Ho said ho did not anticipate nny vio
lence, but Would bo prepared to deal with
any cases of lawlessness that might come
up. It was evident Irom the lirst that it
was the intention of tho majority iu tho
city council t carry out their plans irre
spective of the order of Judge Hopewell.
President El wards refused to receive tho
telegram trom tho district jiidiro which
was handed Ir.m. and this example was
followed by tho maj irity.
Up.nlon of the City Attorney.
The majority in tho council called for
an opinion from tho city attorney as to
whether tho council was bouud to obey
the injunction. City Attorney Connell
is out of tho city and left PraUfk Ranson
to advise the council in his abvnce. He
advised the council that it luSghr, with
entire propriety, iijnoro the itijuncti n.
Ho declared thut siucu the order had been
issued at Takainah tho ir.j auction was
not in foroj in this county. Mow than
that, ho was informed that no petition
had been liied in tho district court and
no bond had b--n approved by the clerk
of the court. ' Until this was dono the in
junction was not in force, and the coun
cil wai under no obligations to con
Governor's Commission Not Necessary.
During tho roll-call a member asked
the attorney to state whether tho new
law repealed tho law which stated that
all the commissions must bo signed by the
governor. Hanson said that thoro was no
necessity for any commission at all. The
law had designated tho appointing board
and this carried with it the power to give
a proper notification of the appointments.
WILL BECUGNIZC THE NEW HOARD
the Conned Resolve Some Corre
epondence of the Governor.
The council adopted a resolution "that
until otherwise finally determined by tho
courts the police commission, composed of
W. J. Broatoh, A. C. Foster and Paul
Vandervoort, acting under the new law
taking effect Aug. ), 18do, is the only one
which will be recognized by the city coun
cil, and all interested parties will govern
Governor Hoicomb has written a letter
to Attorney General Churchill In which
he says: "I, as chief executive of the
state, respectfully and most earnestly
urge you to begin quo warranto proceed
ings iu the supreme court at the earliest
possible date in order to try tho titlo ot
the respectivj claimants to said offices,
nnd that by proper collateral proceedings
you will restrain any effort which may bo
made to take possession of sai 1 offices by
force, surreptitiously, or in auy other un
The governor received the following
wire from Hon. W. J. Bryan, of Chicago:
"Our state must not be disgraKcd by mob
law. The courts must finally settle the
question. It is no time to discuss whoso
uuty it is to apply to tho courts. Both
police boards should immediately b?gin
suit and public opinion will support tho
board which shows its respect for our
form of government by first appealing to
Governor llolcomb replied, as follows:
"Assisted by peaceful and patriotic citi-
;ns 1 am using every endeavor to get an
immediate ad judication of the Omaha
police muddle, despite the attitude of The
Worid-Herald and crtiin stato oSicer
antagonistic to ndjad.catua by tho su
At 11 o'clock last night tho district
court Usued a second injunction, restrain
ing the new police ccnimissloucrs from
interfering with the old for-e, or any
municipal proprty, or from acting in
any capacity. The case will be heard to
ri .IV. The new commission has not yet
Indicated its action on this ic junction.
Another Strike In ILcli ri Mine.
Iuos MorstilS, Aug. 3. Miners em
ployed at the Dunn mine in the Cnstal
Falls district have struck for an advance
in wages to tec same scale as is paid here,
and all work ia at a standstill.
STATUS OF THE LAW IN TEXAS.
As It Affects the lalling CfT of the Great
Prize Fight at Dallas.
Dallas, Aug. a Ex-Circuit Judge
Charles F. Ticker, who for many years
sat upon the bench aud and greatly
aistinguisnea nimsou for legal ability
states the law gorerning prizs fighting
as follows: "The last legislature adopted
a now criminal code, in which it made
prize fighting a misdemeanor, punishable
with a fine of not less than t jCO nor more
than fi.OoO nnd imprisonment for thirty
days. This law went into operation on
July i'U just passed. That legislature
also, ana suuscquentiy, passed a civil
code, and it enacted tnap a flint may take
piare oy lading out a license ot foOU
"This law goes into effect on Sent. 1. or
sixty days before tdia Corbeti-Fitzsim-
mons contest, ihere Is no doubt that
our supreme court will hold that is, or
will be, the law after Sept. 1. The civil
codo was adopted last, and, therefore,
will take precedence over tho other."
This statement of facts about these laws
is concurred in by every lawyer in Dallas
who has read them. Around club head
quarters everything is quiet. Tho sale of
seats goes merrily uiong. It is singular
thnt more railway officials havo bought
tickets than any other class.
Ohio Populist Ticket.
CoLliMUUS, O., Aug. iThe Populist
statu ticket complete is: Jacob Coxey,
of Stark, for governor; John H. Crofton,
of Hamilton, nontenant governor; Geo.
Harper, of Greene, treasurer; William
Baker, of Licking, attorney general; S.
1). Stark, of Cuyahoga, supremo judge;
William A. Gloyd, of Tuscarawas, publio
whrks; Thomas M. Hickman, of Morrow,
clerk supreme court.
Aside from the indorsement of the
Omaha platform the indorsement of
Coxey's non-interest bond scheme and
good roads bills and the denouncing of
tho trial of Debs wera tho principal
points In tho platform.
forest circs ,u Iseonslo.
Pesiitioo, Wis. Aug. 3. Forest fires
have again mado their uppearanco in
Marinette county. At present they are
confined to tho territory lying between
Kills Junction and Marinette, but fears
are entertained of a more widely spread
calamity, as vegetation is as dry as
Terrible Disaster in a Colliery.
Glasgow, Au?. 3 The Auchen Harvio
colliery at Salt Coats, a town on tho Bay
of Ayr a, twenty-four miles southwest of
here, has been Hooded. Sixty men have
been rescued and fourteen aro entombed
In the mine, and it is believed that they
Itaili Fire ia the t'pper Peninsula.
Houghton, Mich., Aug. 3. Bush fires
aro burning all through tho heavily
wooded portion of the upper peninsula.
So far little damago has been done, ex
cept in Delta and Schoolcraft counties,
but exceedingly dry weathor favors a
spread of tho .tires.
Zoa-l'hora is Aorurtounded solelr
for diseases of woinen. In its sphere
it has tin pmiritj Fnr tostinmninla
and advice, address H. G. Colman,
secretary of the Zoa-Phora Medicine
company, Kalamazoo, Mich., or ask
vour druggist. Soi(1 ,v -j-. jj xhom-
as and Marshall & Fisher.
A cream or tartar baking powder. Highest of
11 in leavecin'T ttrcnjth. Latttt United Stat'
Gsrernment food Report.
Rotal Bakiks roWDEn Co.. 10S Wall &U . T.
And Floor Paints,
1610 Third avenue.
Mrs. S. Smith,
180 Second Ave.
MTT T TMPD V
AU previous records. This seasons'
business the largest of any.
Just think of it.
To Rock Island People:
We will.during next
week, make a 10 per
cent discount on all
cash purchases, which
assures you of bar
gains offered no place
in GASOLINE and
Gome to Daven
port, to the BIG fur
niture store for bar
gains. & Carpet Co.,
324, 326, 328 Brad? St.,
All broken lots ot men's suits go
at the same price.
Gentlemen, Pick up the Pieces.
Lots of Men's, Summer Suits,
in fact up to $15, marked down
The prices seem ridiculoi s, but it's so. A
in our window will convince you.
On Tap everywhere.
Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, I.
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, has one of the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is the
very best Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may
be ordered direct from the head offices on Mo
line avenue by Telephone.
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising Is to let everybody
who buys clothing that is all mankind here
abqut know that our suitings ar in, and the
finest ever displayed in the city. You are
respectfully invited to call and see the latest
in patterns and styles.
Call and leave your order.
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Star Block, opposite Harper House
The Prices Unmercifully.
worth $S, $io,
Call for Rock Island
Brewing Co. Beer.