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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL.XLV. HO. 41.
BOCK ISLAHD. ILL. SATURDAY. DECEQXTi 5. 1CS3.
P&IC3 TXZSCS CZ2T3.
TO CULL CONGRESS.
McKinley to Convene the
Fifty-fifth, March 15.
IS PRACTICALLY ADMITTED.
Telegraph Officials Narrowlyte
Washington, Dec. 5. There is
practically no Jonger any doubt of
the intention of President McKinley
to convene the Fifty-fif -h congress in
extra sessraaj early next spring.
There are several arrival of confid
ants of the president-elect direct
from Canten who bring the very pos
itive announcement of the call of a
special session to convene a few days
after the 4th of March. This decis
ion has been reached after a confer
ence with Dingley, chairman of the
of the house committee on ways and
means. Dingley has been trusted
with the privilege of making the de
cision known at the proper time.
Senator Thurston, of Nebraska, prac
tically admits the truth of this,
and savs the call will be for about
March 15. He declares this course
will be pursued repardless of the re
sults of the senatorial elections this
Wtatsrn Union OflHolaU Charged.
Chicago, Dec. 5. The grand jury
has voted indictments against five
Western Union telegraph officials in
this city on the charge of aiding and
abetting bucket shop keepers. This
afternoon the grand jury appeared
before Judge Hutchinson and said
it had voted an indictment against
the corporation officers, but the
state's attorney had refused to drw
it up. Assistant State's Attorney
Lynch said he could find no law
covering the case. Ton might as
well trv to convict a railroad for
hauling stolen goods. Judge Hut
chinson said Lynch had much exper
ience in drawing indictments, and if
he believed the conviction could not
be secured in this esse he was proba
bly correct. He advised the grand
iurv to reconsider its action. The
iurr according! v returned t3 its
room and followed the court's in
Not Draaralt. Dirk, Bat as Bad.
Guthrie, Ok.. Dec. 5. It turns ont
that the outlaw killed yesterday was
not Dynamite Dick, but Black Craig,
one of the most notorious highway
men in the west, who operated for
years in the Indian Territory, Ar
kansas, New Mexico and Colorado,
having robbed hundreds of travelers
and held up dozens of trains, and
killed as many men.
IlllooUaas Boa McKinley.
Canton, Ohio, Dei. 5 Congress
men Hopkins and Fobs, of Illinois,
called on Maj. McKinley today on
their way to Washington. The president-elect
engaged most of the time
today with Charles U. Dawes, of
Chicago, who remained the guest of
the family during the night. Dawes
left for Washington this afternoon.
Tear for a Schooner.
Cobourg, Ont., Dec. 5. The
schooner. Pic ton, coal ladi n, from
Oiwego for this port, has been out
since Wednesday. It is feared she
foundered in Wednesday's gale. She
carried a crew of seven.
Escaping Gas Cantos Doatb.
Boston, Dec. 6. Escaping gas in
two houses in the Boxbury district
caused the death of three persons by
asDbfxiatlon. Four others are
likely to die.
Iabamaa Me'a Dead.
Newark. Ohio, Deo. 5. Mrs. A. F.
Gleisner, formerly of La Salle, 111 ,
hot and instantlv killed her iofant
child this morning and then probably
fatally shot himself.
Jem R. Follows Bortously III.
New York. Deo. 6. Col. John B
Fellows, the well known politician
lies at the point ot death in this city
Water Coatlaaaa to Rom o.
Chiooewa Fallf, Deo. 5 The
water fell 37 inches yesterday and
rose 11 last night. It is stationary
Yon can't be w 11 if your blood is
impure, bat yon may have pnreblool
and good health by taking Hood's
Dr. Kay's Renovator is perfectly
ate, mild and yet certain in effect.
DUN'S REVIEW OF BUSINESS.
Redaction la the Failure Record aa Es
pecially Important Feature.
New York. Dec 5. R. G. Dun Sc Co.'
weekly review of trade says: . The
classified failures for November show
a gratifying reduction compared with
October, and are especially important
as show Ins that the peculiar dis
turbance during the presidential cam
paign which swelled failures $36,000,
000 in August and September did not
prevent quick return to a monthly ag
gregate scarcely greater than that of
May. Defaulted liabilities in eleven
months have been S198.73S.459, against
(118,544.202 last year, the increase be
ing only J14,00Q,eO-outside of those two
nnsat; and this remaining increase
only 10 per cent, was also in part
e to the alarm during the campaign.
decline of failures to about 40
per cent, of the September aggregate
gives stronger ground for the confi
dence so generally expressed. Ground
for confidence is also found in the
abandonment of two of the largest com
binations by which the iron industry
has been retarded, and the possibility
that two others will be abandoned.
Wool manufacturing is waiting, and
while more concerns are at work the
new demand improves but little with
more favorable weather. Speculative
sales of wool continue large. In the
cotton manufacture there Is little
change, though goods are selling bet
ter, but with many added works pro
duction exceeds present demand.
Wheat rose to the close last week, but
gradually reacted, and broke sharply
on Friday, closing 2 lower for the
Failures for the week have been 879
in the United States, against 324 last
year, and in Canada bo, against 52 last
MICHIGAN MEN AT CANTON.
They Go to Urge General Alger for the
Portfolio of War.
Canton. O., Dec. 5. Colonel Hooker,
of Detroit: President Angell, of Michi
gan university, Ann Arbor; F. J.
O'Brien, of Grand Itapida; M. S. Brew
er, of Fontiac; Byron M. McCutcheon,
of Grand Rapids; G. M. Hopkins, of
Saginaw; J. S. Kidd, of Ionia county;
Colonel H. M. Duffield. of Detroit;
President Ba brock, of the Michigan
club, Detroit; Hon. George Splading,
ex-secretary of state; A. J. Connant,
Hon. A. T. Bliss, of Saginaw, and Hon.
Samuel Stevenson, of Menominee, con
stituted a Michigan party which ar
rived here shortly after 1 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. They drove direct to
Major McKinley's residence, where
conference was held. The party re
turned last night.
A member of the party said in so
many words that they were here In an
endeavor to advance the chances of
General Alger for the war portfolio.
Representative S. M, Stephenson, of
Michigan, was also here, but not as
a momber of this party. He merely
stopped over on his way to Washing
ton, as did also Representative John
A. T. Hull, of Des Moines, la. La
Fayette Young, editor of the Iowa
Daily Capitol, of Des Moines, la., and
Mr. G. M. Reynolds, president of Des
Moines National bank, made a social
call during the afternoon.
RECEPTION TO MRS. SHERIDAN.
CnveUing of a Tainting Showing "Little
1'hil" on His Memorable Hide.
Philadelphia, Dec. 5. Mrs Philip H.
Sheridan, widow of the illustrious gen
eral, was accorded a notable reception
at the Hotel Lafayette last night, inci
dental to the unveiling of John Mul-
vaney's picture of " Little Phil" mak
ing his famous ride. During the recep
tion Mrs. Sheridan, her son Phillip H.
Sheridan, Jr., and her father. General
Rucker, stood in front of the veiled
picture. Near at hand was Governor
Hastings, his wife and his entire uni
formed staff; ex-Governor and Mrs.
Pattison, and other prominent Penn
At 8:40 p. m., to the accompaniment
of music, the son of the dead warrior
drew the cord which released the flags
from the rainting. and as the work
came into view it was greeted with
tumultuous applause. The canvas is
11 hy 0 foet. and the dusty road from
vVinchestrr occupies the center, with
picture of Sheridan on horseback the
Met to Arrauge a Lumber Combine.
Savannah. Ca.. Dec. 5. Fifteen large
mill owners of the west arived here
yesterday on a tour of inspection of the
south in compan- with members of the
Southern Fine company. In the party
are Hugh Bellis. a London capitalist
O. H. Ingram, his son Charles Ingram,
J. T. Barber and H. H. Havden, of Eau
Claire. Wis.; W. J. Toung. of Clinton
la., and others. The object of the visit
is to pave the way. if possible, for
combine between the lumber mill own
crs of this section and those of the
west and northwest.
Explains a Mysterious Death.
Cincinnati. Dec. 5. The mystery of
the killing of Thomas Joy last Monday
nigm nas been explained by a confes
sion from James Welton, a park rtollce
man. He confessed to the coroner that
he and Joy met at Muldoon's saloon on
the sidewalk, and that both had been
drinking. They became involved In a
scuffle over a revolver, when It was
acldentally discharged. This confes
sion removes suspicion from Muldoon
and Farrell. w-ho have been arested
charged with murder.
Norfolk Cat OAT from the World.
Norfolk, Vs., Dec 5. Norfolk was
cut off from the outside world by the
severe blizzard which struck this vicin
ity on Wednesday evening. Transpor
tation was delayed in every way from
one to nine hours. There are at least
-.. telegraph poles down along the
Norfolk and Western railroad, between
this city and Suffolk, a distance of only
No Ohio Maa la the Cabinet.
New York. Dec. 5. Congressman
Charles S. Grosvenor. of Ohio. Is In the
city. In an interview he said: -I do
not think- Mr. Hanna or any other
Ohioan will be in the cabinet.
I do not think we will have any tariff
legislation this session,"
TAKING HER TIME.
Venezuela Not in a Hurry Over,
the Guiana Case.
HOT A V0ED IROH EES, 80 FAS,
Aa to Whether 01aeys Efforts la Her Be
half Are Satisfactory Aadrado Ca
Route to Washing-toa from Caracas, Oat
That Is All That Is Known Possibility
That She May Want a Chaago la the
Washington, Dec. 5. Minister And-
rade, of Venezuela, will sail from La
Guayara. the seaport of Caracas, on
the 10th Inst., arriving at New York
about the 17th and coming direct to
Washington to present in person to Ol
ney the position of the Venezuelan au
thorities bo far as determined at pres
ent on the British-Venezuela settle
ment. James J. Storrow. who accom
panied him, is expected to return at
the same time. They went to Caracas
for the special purpose of laying before
President Crespo and his associates a
copy of the Olney-Salisbury agreement.
Their eany return is a great surprise.
Since their departure little has come
from Venezuela further than a gen
eral statement that tne outlook was
promising for an accei-tance of the
agreement and treaty. Now that they
have determinf-d to return at thin early
day without awaiting the assembling
of the Venezuelan congress it is felt
that their meeting with President Crej
po has developed some definite line of
action on the part of Venezuela.
Venexuela May Want a Change.
So far as can be learned at the state
department the nature of the informa
tion which Senor Andrade will bring
has not been anticipated by advice to
the department. The only information
available is the brief cablegram an
nouncing his early return. This was
sent from Caracas on Thursday. From
the circumstances attending the mis
sion of Andrade and Storrow It is felt
that their return means either one of
two things, viz: A satisfactory under
standing, of else a desire on the part of
the Venezuelan authorities to secure
some change in the terms of the agree
Silence Canoes Much Conjeetnre.
The complete silence of the Vene
zuelan officials up to the present time
has been a matter of considerable sur
prise and conjecture among officials
here. The newspapers of Caracas and
Maracaibo, the two principal cities.
have been received here, but no men'
tlon is made of the arbitration agree
ment, although they date for about a
week after the public announcement
of the -terms of the agreement. Ap-
pari ntly the only topic of discussion In
Venezuela at this time Is the election
of a president, to succeed General Cres
po, who Is ineligible under the consti
tution for re-election. It had been ex
pected?- that speedy , action would be
taken to have the Venezuela congress
pa?s upon the agreement.
COMPLICATION THAT HAS ARISEN.
Venezuela Congress May Not Art Before
February, la All Probability.
On this, however, a complication has
arisen. The regular session opens Feb.
20, so that a delay until then made it
unlikely that the entire question could
be closed up before Secretary Olney'a
administration of the Hate department
closed. This led to the belief among
officials here that President Crespo
would call a special session of con
gress, but this developed another com
plication. The constitution of Vene
zuela provides that a notice of thirty
days shall be given as to any extra ses
sion. At best, therefore, congress
could not be got together until about
the middle of January. Thus far no
word has been received that an extra
session will be called. In any event any
action by the Venezuelan congress will
have to be within a few weeks of Mr.
OIney's retirement. The distance be
tween Washington and Caracas and
the lack of facilities for ready comma
nication impose further restrictions on
closing up the settlement.
Aside from the action of the Vene
zuelan congress on the agreement as a
whole it is believed that the return of
Senor Andrade will make clear the
position of all parties as to the fifty
year clause, which is the essential fea
ture of the settlement. Schoniburgk be
gan projecting his lines in July. 1841,
so that if the terriotry within this line
is to be treated as "occupied" the oc
cupancy dates back fifty-five years.
and is five years more than thearbitra
tion agreement requires In order to
constitute lawful possession. From the
British standpoint this fifty-year clause
ismostfavorableto them.and it has been
feared that Venezuela would take ex
ception to it as affording a pretext for
the acceptance of the Sschomburgk
line as final;
Issued a Fraud Order.
Washington. Dec.S. Postmaster Gen
eral Wilson yesterday isued a fraud or
der against the Western Letter Brok
erase company, of 27 Twenty-fourth
place. Chicago. The concern claims to
possess a host of compromising medical
letters and in lieu of the demanded tee
threatens to deliver the letters to schem
ing blackmailers, "hands that have no
mercy and will stoop to almost every
crime on the calendar.
Japan Has Coal Oil of Her Own.
Washington. Dec. 6. Consul General
Mclvor at Kanagawa, Japan, has sent
renort to the state department showing
the increase In the production of kerosene
oil In Japan. This Increase was from
1.172.77 gallons in 18 to ,OM,46s gallons
OSsrlal Cantmsa la Oregon
Salem, Dec 5. The official canvass of
the vote of Oregon in tne late presidential
election shows that 87,348 Totes were cast,
divided as follows: McKinley, 48.711;
Brran. 4U.739-. Palmer. 97V; Levering, 1;
McKinley's plurality. 1,972.
Cot. FeUows Critically 111.
New York, Deo 5. Last night Colonel
Fellows, the noted Democratic politician,
was In a critical conait.on. iwo pnysi-
dans remained with him all evening.
ailment is gasttlUa,
MONETARY CONFERENCE CALL.
OflV-bU Invitation to Basiness Mea to Oo
to Indianapolis J mm. IS.
Indianapolis. Dec. S. The executive
committee In charge of the arrange-
menfs for the currency reform conven
tion to meet in this city on Jan. 12, has
agreed upon the following firm of
call for a monetary convention of bus
"The representatives of the boards of
trade, chambers of commerce and sim
ilar commercial bodies of the cities of
Chicago. St. I.ou!s, Cincinnati. Milwau
kee. .Minneapolis. St. Paul. Louisville.
Columbus. Cleveland, Toledo. Grand
Kapldj and Indianapolis, in conference
asembled at the city of Indianapolis
on the 1st day of December, is, after
due deliberation do hereby call a non
partisan convention to meet at the city
cf Indianapolis on the 12th day of Jan
uary, 1897. to be composed of represen
tative business men chosen from boards
of trade, chamber of commerce, com
mercial clubs or other similar commer
cial bodies in cities of 8.000 or more In
habitants, according to the census of
1890 the liasis of representation to be
as tabulated and according to the pop
ulation of such cities for the purpose
of considering and suggesting such leg
islation as miry in their Judgment be
necessary to place the currency sys
tem of the country upon a 8"und and
permanent liasis." The balance of the
call Is an argument justifying the pro
p-sed a tlon by the business men.
rarweil Would lio to the Beast.
Chicago. Doc. 5. The Tlmes-Heral
this morning says that Charles B. Far-
well, of this city, is a candidate fur
United Siatts senator from litinUs.
Daniel Howell, forman of the Zlnk
Woolen mill at Columbus Grove, O..
was caught In the machinery and
ground to pieces before the machinery
could be stopped.
Advices received from Lilieria an
nounce that the president of that re
public. Joseph James Chessman, died
on Nov. 11. ,
Colonel Mapleson's Imperial Opera
company has disbanded at Boston as a
result of the strike of the orchestra fur
Director Skiff, of the Field Columbian
Museum. Chicago, has made his report
for the year ended ctober laft. The
receipts for the period have bef n I1S8.
66: disbursements, ST56.990, leaving a
balance of 11.776.
Obituary: At Taris, George N. Curtis.
Mrs. Nathan Franko. of New York. At
Brooklyn. Fitzjamcs Stranhan, SS. At
Areola, Ills.. Ir. L. A. Lade. SS. At
Flkhorn. Wis.. Christian Casselman. .
At Greenlmrg. Ind.. Aquilla I'.ariden.
84. At rVatterwof1. 8. D.. Klihu Gran
ger, formerly a Chicago nldi-niuin. PI.
Green B. CraWtree. who killed Dr.
Isaac N. CoftVe. preld-nt of the Illi
nois board of pharmacy at Cairo, has
been indicted for manslaughter.
Kurds are reported to have destroyed
the villages of Mainouri.t-1'l-Ax.z In
Armenia and masac red the Inhabitants.
Stories are afloat In Chicago po
litical circles to the t-fT.it thut Chief
Badenoch will l ho.itned for the nfltcc
of postmaster in the event of Ilising
becoming a mayoralty candidate.
The will of G?orgr Bliss, of Canton,
Tex, makes bequests of tlSo.ooo to
number of Institutions. Yale college
A torpedo boat claimed to lie capable
of destroying any sa coast toa-ndexpite
the efforts of an entire navy has lieen
constructed at Baltimore. The builder
declines to state for whom it was b.illt-
Dr. Thomas Powell, of Columbia. Mo..
claims to be able to inoculate the hu
man system so as to render It Im
pervious to germ diseases.
The battleship Texas, which has been
undergoing repairs in New York. Is
aid to be comparatively worthless in
its present condition.
Hanna Leaves far Waahingtoa.
Cleveland. Dec. 5. Chairman M. A.
Hanna. accompanied by National Com-
riitteeman Henry C. Payne, left Cleve
land yesterday for Washington. Han
na stated that he would probably re
main in Washington alxiul a week.
Steamer As rou ad ut Mackinaw.
Mackinaw City. Mich, Dec. 6. The
steamer Fay went hard aground at
Scott's point at S o'clock yseterday
morning during the thick snow storm.
She It in a bad position.
f aiiot aj Joins the Prophets.
New York, Dec. 5. A World special
from Madrid fays that Premier Canovas
has assured the queen that President
Cleveland's message will in nowise be
unfavorable o Sua in.
To Curs a CuM la Van Day
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All drujrzists refunJ the
money if it fails to cure. 25 eenU
Dr. J. C. Bishop, of Aenew, Mich
says: nave used o j 'a Honey
and Tar in three very serere casea ot
pneumonia the past month, with
rood results." Sjld by It. P. Bahn
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