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VOL. XLIV. HO 96.
BOCK I8LASD, ILL., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1S86
FXU03 TXX3 C-3Y3.
In the Senate as to the Fate of
the Tariff Bill.
BUBSTITTITE HOT LIKELY TO PASS,
Bat the Original Heuan Jfot mt All Soro
of Knonsh Vote If Jfot Dbplaoed Test
Find Defender of the Secretary of the
Agriculture I'M Win the Grnnii Am
baaaadomaJp, "Hnnil. Dan"-Total Pro
ceed, of the Sew Loan National Note.
Wasjiixgtox, Feb. 11. When Senator
3"y left the' Capitol after the adjourn
ment of tho scnato yesterday he bad al
most decided to withdraw hi motion to
recommit the tariff bill, or at least not to
press It. This was the result of the ira
portunity of several Bepublican senators
who, after canvassing the situation among
the Democratic senators, had ascertained
to their satisfaction that while there
would be a solid voto on tho part of both
Democrats and Populists against recom-
mital there would be no-difficulty In get
ting a comparatively large yota on the
Democratic sido of tho chamber against
the free coinaco substitute for tho bill.
This turn In the situation has led to an
Butivo canvass of the probable vote on the
substitute and on tho original bill in case
the substitute is voted down.
Substitute May Be Defeated.
This survey has necessarily been In.
somplete, but the result is such as to
cause the opponents of the substitute to
believe that it can bo defeated. They
count upon tho entire anti-silver Republi
can vote on tho Republican sido, besides
the votes of many of tho silver Republi
Kins, who will not agree to displace tho
tariff bill with silver, and also upon get
ting a largo majority if not all of the
anti-silver Democrats against the sub
stitute With tho substitute defeated tho
voto would recur on tho tariff bill proper.
Tho friends of tills measure nro not so
sure of the success as tho antagonists of
ino ucreac oi that measure.
Tariff Hill Caae Seems Uoubtful.
They are led to believe that there will
be a solid Democratic and Populist voto
against the tariff bill, and they also re
call that Baker of Kansas declared in can
cm his intention of opposing tho tariff
bill in tho senate. In event of Baker ad
hering to this determination it would be
necessary to secure two votes from either
Democratic or Populistic sources to secure
the pnssngo of the measure. There are
S'lino who beiicvo these con bo secured.
The voto will in any event lie very close,
and it is so doubtful at this time as to ren
tier a prediction mere guess.
Vent Itrturn. to His Morton.
Vest hnd another round with Secretary
Morton In the sennto yesterday, only one
of the antagonists being in the ring, how
ever, personally: The senator called at
tention to a published interview with the
secretary of agriculture inviting impeach
ment, and implying that tho president
would veto tho resolution if congress
paused It. In vlow of thrso statements,
Vest said, the president should have full
information on the subject, and he pro
ceeded to show from agricultural depart
ment reports that the secretary hnd him
self, though opposing this seed law, "used
the appropriation for his own purposes"
by making excessive seed distribution in
his own state of Ncbrask. "It iscnough,"
declared tho senator, "to make tho star
eyed g.Mldess hang her head and Mush for
Ilnte Defends the Secretary.
Itut though Secretary Morton was
not present "in the ring" he hud a conple
of champions, bate, said it was not fair
or Just that the secretary of agriculture
should bo accused In this manner without
his view of tho subject being understood.
The senate speeches were "inflammatory
'and declamatory" dealing with abuse and
fan-asm. Tho senator said he hod looked
into the charge of the senator from Mis
souri (Vest) that orchids, lilies of tho
valley and palms were sent to the recep
tions (.f the president and cabinet officers,
ntid had found that not a sprig of green
or a rose had ever been sent by tho secre
tary of agriculture to tho White House
or to tho home of any cabinet officer.
MLtnurl Man's C'hnrgpsnMere I'oetry."
Vest explained that he had intended to
show that the secretary, in starting outos
a reformer, had failed to reform this prolli
paie cipeudituro, but it was uot intended
to say t lie secretary had direct control of
"io." declared Bato,"the sarcasm and
invective as to orchids and lilies of tho
valley aril dog fennel and tho light ot tho
chandeliers on the red wino was inero
poetry and vanishes luto the air." Gray
stated that the secretary of agriculture
had acted in accordance with the attorney
general's interpretation of the law, which
wa i correct. Tho fault, therefore, was not
with the secretary of agriculture, but with
DISTKHUTION (r TUG NEW LOAN.
New York Gets an Aggregate of 47,321.
. .)() To 11 rroreed.
WASiitXGTOx, Kcb. 11. A statomont pre
pared at the treasury department under
tho direction of Assistant Secre
tary Curtis shows that tho gov
ernment will reaiizo from the new
loan lU,378,&j0.l'7. The following
statcinont shows the amount ot bonds to
be paid for at each of the ten sub-treas-urics.
Tho statement shows approximate
ly the geographical distribution o( the
loan, as each bidder wilf deposit his gold
at the sub-treasury nearest him:
ltoston, fa.l.Wo; Baltimore, fSOT.ottt;
an Francisco, iC.OU0; New Orleans,
tlW.f.Hi; Washington, e24,X; Cincinnati,
r.,C: St. Louis, fo39,8J0; Chicago, 1,
W,Ki; New York, toT.S-'S.siO; Phidel
I'tia, tl.:7,60u; total, IIOO.OUU.OOO. The
average rate therefore, paid for each 1100
is till 37S&
AMBASSADOR CBt, IT IS NOW.
Michigan Mm Nominated and Coa
la the Same Day.
WAsniscTos. Feb. 1L The nomina
tion Of lion. K F. Chi to bo ambassador
to Germany was confirmed by the senate
yesterday in a little more than an hour
after it hod been received. The nomina
tion was not formally referred to the com
mittee on foreign relations, to which un
der ordinary circumstances It would, have
been sent, but the committee was can
vassed on the floor of the senate and no
opposition being developed it was decided
to confirm immediately. This action was
token in conformity with the wish of the
state department, where it is considered
Important that Chi shall reach his destina
tion at as early a day as practicable.
Edwin If. Chi was burn Aug. 14. 1S41, in
the townshipof Rush, near Avon Springs.
X. Y., he being the son of David M. and
Catherine Do Oanno Chi, both of whom
were biro and raised in New York state.
In the spring of 1841 his parents moved to
Michigan and settled on a farm near
Ypsilanti. It was here that Mr. Chi was
reared, attending tho district school and
working on the farm during vacations.
He was an ardent student in the Cnlon
school, and prepared for college in the
city ot Ypsalanti. He entered the Uni
versity of Michigan in the fall of 185, was
graduated in June, lrG2, with the degree
of A. B., later receiving tho degree of A.
M. from the same institution. Ho then
read law and was admitted to the bar.
William Woodvillo Rockhill has been
appointed first assistant secretary of 8 tat 9
in place of Chi, and is remarkably we.t
fitted, both by cd ucation and experience, for
Senate Reorganisation May Go Over.
Washington. Feb. 11. The action of
tho Populist senators in deciding to put
their own ticket in tho field for the senate
offices has caused some of the Republican
senators to doubt the expediency of at
tempting to complete the reorganization of
that body at this time, and it now looks
as if this attempt will be deferred, at least
until there is greater certainty of accom
plishing something than now appears to
be the case. Some of tho older Republi
ran senators express the opinion that it
would be unwiso to tie up tho scnato in
definitely over a matter of such compara
tively small importance.
Bom. Canadian Agffrelon Explained.
Washington, Feb. 11. In answer to a
senate resolution of inquiry touching the
establishment of Canadian post routes in
Cnited States territory in Alaska, tho
president has submitted facts showing
that the basis for tho story 'of Canadian
aggression was the hiring by the Canadian
government of a messenger to make but
one round trip with mail from Juneau in
Alaska to Fort Cudahy in British Amer
ica, and the Inviting of the United States
postal officials to send along any mail
Number and Value of Lin Stock.
Washington, Feb. 11. The agricul.
tural department returns for January,
M5, show tho total number of horses In
the country to be 15,124.(157; mules, 2,278,
94Q; milch cows, 1(1,17,580; oxen and
other cattle, P3,0S5,4U; sho p, B8,2i,7S3;
swine, 42,(142,751). The average farm prices
ier head are estimated for horses at f 33.07;
mules, F25.2U; inlicli cows, 22.55; oxen
and other cattle, (15.86; sheep, $1.70;
Nominated by the President,
Washington, Feb. 11 Tho president
has sent the following nominations to the
senate: Postmasters James W. French,
at HaTlSflT I, and Willinm C. O'iicary,
at Hancock, Mich.
Cnllotu's Two-Wars Tension Bill.
Washington, Feb. 11 Senator Culloni
has Introduced a bill giving a pent ion of
J24 per month to all ex-soldiers 75 years of
Bite who s.'rved in both tho Mexican and
OPEN SWITCH OR BROKEN FLANGE.
One or the Other Causes One Death and
Many Injurirs on the ltail.
ZANESVILLB, O., Fob. 11. A passenger
train on the Cincinnati and Muskingum
Valley railroad jumped the track at a
switch about ten miles west of this city.
Tho engine and bagagge car nnd mail cur
were rolled down a ill teen-foot embank
ment, the engine being wedirei in a V
shaped spaeo between n switch nnd the
main tracks. A broken flange on the en
gine truck and an open switch are both
given as the causes, but no satisfactory
conclusion tins been reached.
The official list is: Killed Thomas
Fisher, baggageman, Trlnway. The In
jured Captain Bell, mail agent. Morrow,
bruised about tho head; William At
kinson, brukeman, Rosevillo, left leg
broken, one rb broken, chin cut; Joseph
Porter. Zanesville, injured in abdomen;
Isaac Jones, coal operator, Zanesvinc, left
leg broken tat ankle; U. L. Spriglcy, en
gineer, Zinesville, cut on head and face,
legs bruised; Frank Tanner, Hoseviile,
cheeks and chin cut, body bruised; David
Lcuhart. traveling salesman, Zancsville,
internal injuries; five others slightly hurt.
BOMB FROM SPACE EXPLODES.
Spain's Capital Sent Into a Panie by aa
MADRID, Feb. 11. The sun was shining
brightly over this city yesterday when a
loud explosion was heard that set tho
populace in a panic. The only thing vhv
ible in the sky was a white cloud bordered
with red, which was traveling rapidly
across the heavens, leaving behind it a
train of fine, white dust. When the ex
plosion occurred tho populace believed
that it was an earthquake or a sign of
Many injuries resulted from the panio
which broke oat among the people and
from the frantio attempts made to escape
from the factories and schools.
Seventeen persons were injured In one
tobacco factory by the collapse of the
staircase when the inmates rushed upon it
to escape from the building. At the
palace it was at first feared that a bomb
bad been exploded. Much damage was
dona oy the force of the concussion to
walls and windows throughout the city.
Seat Hardly (Sets lit Deserts.
JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 1L Jerry Scott,
the negro whose daughter died from the
elects ot floggings administered by her
fathor, was arraigned for trial and plead
ed not guilty. The trial was adjourned
as a ruse to scatter the crowd which had
assembled. Later be changed his plea to
guilty of murder in tho second degree.
Sjo was sentenced to imprisonment fir
life and was at once placed Inside the big
William Riggln cat the throat of Will
iam Roy and William Lntes In Rachel
Lee's bouse at Danville, Ills. Late, will
If too would always be healthy
keep your blood pare with Hood's
S rssparilla, the one true blood puri
fier. .... -
Wizard Edison Experiments with
teyhts to discover its uatuee.
rinds That ttu Rays Will 'Pass Tbroozh
Half aa Inch of Steel, "Backed by Pieces
of Cardboard and Celluloid A Light
That Is Not Light Itow He Will Co
(bout Trying to Photograph the Brain
of a Live Man.
Orange, X. J., Feb. 11. Thomas A.
Edison, tho electrician, was hard at work
all day in his laboratory in West On-ngo
preparing for his experiment of photo
graphing the brain with the aid ot the
newly discovered 'X" rays. With the
aid of mercury pumps he labored assidu
ously in Crookes' tubes of his own man
ufacture, To the mouth of each ' tube ' a
long gloss tube was attached and through
this, by means of a connecting tube in
the sido, the mercury was run and the
air in tho Crookes' tube was gradually
exhausted by the mercury. Surrounded
by a score or more of Inquisitive report
ers and ether curious visitors K.lison sat
for hours watching the progress of the
work, and ho displayed a wonderful
amount of patience when, after repeated
trials, the desired result was not obtained.
Makes Kxperlments with Steel
Again nnd again tho efforts wero re
peated nnd Edison explained to the re
porters that he was trying to see whciher
the rays were longitudinal etheric vibra
tions going straight cut into space, or
inagnctio waves circulating from ono
electrode to the other in the tube through
the air in the immediate locality, being
purely local in influence. He was desir
ous of finding the degrso of vacuum In a
till e which would give the test eCfjcts of
'X"rnys. In an experiment he caused
tho rays to pass through a piece of -teel
one half of an inch thick. He also found
that the mystvrious rays wero capable of
penetrating a bitot cardboard, a piece of
celluloid and a half-inch strip of steel
combined, leaving the plate uniformly
Living Subjects la no Danger.
Ilnd tho rays not penetrated the steel
the place would naturally have been black
only in the place, where tho steel was not
interposed. He secured similar satisfac
tory results several times with equal pre
cision. In regard to his proposed a; tempt
at photographing the human brain, the
representative of the Associated Press
asked Edison if thcro would be any dan
ger of tho subject suffering any physical
injury from tna rays which would neces
sarily be forced through his hoad, as it hud
been suggested that a spark of electricity
from tho tube might cause some Injury to
tho nervous system. Kdison replied: ''No.
The subject would bo in no danger what
ever, as thcro is no amperage in the rays
in the tube, and it is the amperage that
works tho harm."
' Great Effort To Be Made Today.
Today -he will try to photograph sco
tlnns cf the head by placing a small film,
which is the plate.inclosed in the celluloid
covers in tho mouth ot the subject, with
the plate facing the palate. The rays
from tho flourcsoent bulb electrode will
then be directed so as to penctrato the
plate at tho desired angle. After this an
other plate similarly inclosed in celluloid
covers will be placed in the subject's
mouth facing the right or left side of the
head, nnd the rays will be placed accord
ingly. This in Edison's opinion should
warrant a successful negative, as tho
rays would only have to pass through ono
thickness of the skull.
Light That Does Not Illuminate.
Then if tho attempt is satisfactory ho
will try to photograph the entire head
with tho plate resting at the back nnd the
rays penetrating the face, and also with
tho subject lying on his side, to have the
rays penetrate from the right or left with
tho pinto on the opposite side. The most
remarkable thing about tho Roentgen
rays to tho unscientific mind, at least is
that they ar not rays of light as light is
generally understood; they do not Illumi
nate. In fact, Etlison says that if they
were perfect they probably could not be
anen at all.
OUR RELATIONS WITH DOLE
Seem to Re Somewhat Strained Editor's
View of Hawaiian AflTairs.
San Francisco, Feb. 11. Advices from
Honolulu say that nnless Secretary Olncy
apologizes for the action of Minister
Willis that official may be given his puss
potts soon. Tho trouble grew out of an
invitation issued by the Hawaiian foreign
office to the diplomatic crops to participate
in the national holiday of Jan 17, the an
niversary of the overthrow of the mon
archy. Willis refused to take part in the
celebration on the ground that President
Cleveland did hot approve of tho manner
in wirich the monarchy was overthrown.
Julian D. Hayne, editor of The Hawaii
an, a monthly magazine published at
Honolulu, has arrived here on the steam
ship Australia. He takes a very pessimis
tic view of tho present government of
Hawaii and says the Japanese are becom
ing so numerous there and so firmly
rooted that the islands are in danger of
becoming mere outposts of Japan. "The
thirty gentlemen who in 1833 stood as god
fathers to the infant republic and who
find themselves at the beginning of 1KM
the unly support of Hawaii's provisional
government are most uneasy. I say "pro
visional government' because that is all
it is as yet.
"With tho utter failure of the effort to
reconcile the native Uawaiians to dis
franchisement the suddenly aggressive
action of the Japanese residents and the
independent stand taken by Chinese ag
riculturists the situation is anything but
comfortable. The government is like a
business house threatened with bank
ruptcy. The crisis may be delayed, bat
not for long. Then is a monthly deficit
of HO.OW, and the people are rapidly los
ing faith in the power of the men at the
Daa Etui Continues Positron,
it-PASO, Tex., Feb. I! Dan Stoart
Vpresentativcs of the pugilists to take
part in the big fight held a meeting In
Ftaart's office to arrange farther details
otthe fight. The niaoag.-r still insist
that the ilht will come, btf as scheduled
LATE NEWS OF THE DAY.
Bat Shea Elect xatod ta Now York A
Dakhtmoka, N. T., Feb. 11 Bat
Shea was electrocuted at 9:5$ this
morning for the murder of Robert
Boss on election day in 1894 at Troy.
A Bad Wreck.
Centraiia, III.. Feb. 11 A wreck
occurred on the Illinois Central, be
between Dongola and Wetsing this
morning which killed five persons
while several were wounded. Oth
ers are still missing.
Bank Bare it. ,
Cincinnati, Feb. 11 The bank at
Leesburg was burglarized last night
and 16,000 taken.
General Sooy Smith, of Chicago, favors
a tunnel under the Detroit river instead
of the proposed bridge.
An lS-months-old child of J. E. Jeffris,
while playing in the electric light powor
house at Alexandria, Ind., caught hold of
two plugs and the entire 2, 000 voltage
passed through its body. Tho child was
thrown twenty foot and its hands badly
burned, but it was not injured otherwise.
John A. Pettigrew, formerly superin
tendent ot Lincoln park and later superin
tendent of Milwaukee parks, has been ap
pointed commissioner of public works at
Brooklyn, X. Y.
W. W. Aster gives as his reasons for
asking Honry J. C. Cust to resign the
editorship of the Pall Mall Gazette tho
"constant sneers and disparaging com
ments on America" printed in tho papsr
and the "habitual disregard of Mr. Astor's
Count Magre, who married (icneral
Tom Thumb's widow, has ordered a bi
cycle. It is to havo a f ourteen-inch wheel
and twelve-Inch frame, is to weigh ten
pounds and will cost f'.'JO.
While switching cars at WTaukcfran H.
Cubley, a brakemau on the Chicago and
Northwestern railway, was rauglit be
tween two cars. His head was crushed
and ho died Instantly.
Wiiiiiam Nile fell from a moving car in
the yards of the Illinois steel works it
touth Chicago and was run over and
Auzust Klo3- a coal miner, was mur
dered for his wages at Danville, Ills..
Becauso she refused to live with hlin,
preferring a dissolute lifo, Joseph Urban
shot his wife Jennie in a saloon nt Chi
cago. The woman is at tho oo iuty hos
pital in a critical condition. Crban is
John Kcagon, 73 years old, committed
snicido by jumping into the lake at the
foot of Ffiy-Fifth street, Chicago. He was
a retired farmer. ,
The arrival at the Anamosa (Iowa) pen
itentiary of Mrs. Graham and three sons
disclosed tho fact that tho entire family of
nine persons are in prison father, mother
and seven children. ... .
Obituary: At pVoria, Ills., Rev. Mar
tin Lewis O'Connor. At Missoula, Mont.,
Lieutenant Samuel G. Creeden, U. t. A..
At Houghton, Mich., Captain Jon Chyuo
weth. At Kingston, N. Y. Judge Will
iam L. Kenyon, 7j. At Bjston, Dr. Rich
ard Manning Hedges, 70.
Mighty 1'oor Show for the Fight.
Washington, Feb. 1L Delegate Catron,
of New Mexico, says tho managers of tho
Fitzsimuions-Maher light will probably
attempt to pull it off about four miles be
low El Paso, where the ltio Grande cuts a
point of land on tho Mexican side, which
is in tho state of Chihuahua and is still
Mexican soil. President Diaz will prob
ably take steps to have tho governor of
Chihuahua cross tho river and stop the
tight, as he would havo aipplo authority
to do under the circumstances.
Held a Good Roads Meeting. .
Baltimore, Feb. 11. Tho Leagno of
American Wheelmen is in session hero
with about 8)0 delegates present. The
most interesting event that has transpired
so for was tho good roads meeting
yesterday ' and last night. Speeches
were made by a number of men and re
ports that were encouraging were received
from all points. The meeting at night was
a banquet at which one of speakers was
General Miles, U. & A.
ratal Result of a I'rize Fight.
Philadelphia, Feb. 11. Asa rcsnltot
a prize light in this city Saturday night
Frederick Sohlcchtcr, aged 49 years, oncof
the principals, is dead, nnd ex-Policeman
Henry Pluckfelder. nged J years, the
other prrncipil. is in jail charged with
murder. . The fight took place in the sec
ond story of Schlcchtcr's mattress factory.
Schlechter was knocked down and his
head hit the Hoot so hard that his skull
If there is one thing that needs to
be purified, it is politics, so the re
former says, and many agree thereto.
But blood tells, and as a blood puri
fier and liver corrector Simmons
Liver Regulator is the best medicine.
I use it in preference to anv other."
So wrote Mr. S. M. Kysell, "of Mid
dleport, Ohio. And Dr. D. S. Rus
sell, of Farm ville. Vs., writes: "It
fulfills all you promise for it."
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Insurance 'and Loans.
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What's the Matter With
Only we have too many goods; our bank account too
small. Prices are made to Reduce Stock, cost nor value
taken in consideration.
400 Childs' Suits 1 800 Fine Pants
Worth U. 5 and $6. ' itkO Worth fl to 6. tfo" QQ
Tour choice of the lot .... 2S" ?fr4J
Come early for best selection. vH- Your pick ot the lot ...
Heavy Underwear Men's Lined Gloves
Worth 25e. this sale only - - - 4 Worth 25c and 85c. f
Only 600 in this lot. I mf Sale price I 41
None to dealers. -rW Come earlv if interested.
120 Per Cent Discount
coat, if you buy it of us, FORTY PER CENT LESS than any other clothier sells them.
Shirt Waists I Men's Stiff Hats
Worth 75c and $1, only - - - Hats conformed to your head - p-B-'"
Men's Boys' Suits 100 Overcoats
Worth double. These suits "TT Small lots, one, two and JTi ftf
are small lots. Your choice. Z4 A 99 three alike. Worth 8 and 110.
This is a snap for you. This sale - 115-
The unquestionable bar
gains we now offer in
every . line of HOUSE
Were never sold so
Suffer most, we are
bound to move them.
We show the largest
line of Brussels and
high grade Carpets in
the tri-cities. Spring
Mattings jnst in.
& Carpet Co.,
224, 526, 323 Brady St-
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