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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. XLV. HO. 72
ROCK ISLAJTD, ILL, THURSDAY, JAJTUABY 14. 187.
CHANGED THE CAUCUS
Republicans Fix Friday as
the Uay for Conference. '
IS IT MADDEN S FINE HAND ?
Chicago Machine Candidate
Denies it, However.
Cuba's Secretary of War Ar
rested Other News.
Springfield. III., Jan. 14. The
fi ht for the United States senatorship
is in a state of utmost confusion.
It was the chief topic all night of the
conference of Madden's backers. All
night long messengers were kept run
ning for members of the legislature
who it was thought might be weak
eninis in their fealtv to Madden. At
the conclusion a member of the Mad
den management said: "There is no
break and they will stand by him to
the finish." Notwithstanding this
there are reports that Madden's lines
are wavering. At any rate his peo
pie have decided to ask the joint
republican steerin? committee to
postpone tbe senatorial caucus till
Friday afternoon. When the com-
miitcc was rounded up this was done.
It is claimed on behalf of the steer
ing committee, and talks withrcprc
btLtutives of thy various senatorial
candidate! confirm it, that the post
ponemeDt of the time for the caucus
was not niuite at tbe special n finest
or in Madden's interest. K. U
Brainard. leader of the Madden
forces emphatically denied the story
that Gov. Tanner had come out for
Madden. Brainard declared that
Tanner had taken no part whatever
in the fight, and concluded by saying:
We have more than enough to
nominate on the first ballot. Victory
Springfield, Jan, 14. The senate
session lasted only ten minutes to
day. A Bttmber of bills were intro
duced including one by BogarTius,
creating a board of pardons, and one
by Curley for the creation of a free
public employment bureau in cities
of 60,000. The senate then ad
journed. In the house after drawing for
seats, Cochran presented a report of
the committee on rule'. The most
important change tude in the old
rules was the creation of the three
new committees on judicial, congres
sional and senatorial appointments.
It was adopted. A committee of
17 on rights of the minority was an
nounced. No Agreement Keachrd.
Washington, Jin. 14. It is posi
tively and authoritatively denied that
the United States and Spain have
practically concluded an agreement
regarding the terms to be offered the
inturgents for the settlement of the
A letter received at the Cuban
junta from President Cisneros, of the
Cuban republic, declares there is ab
solutely no truth in the reports pend
ing of compromises on a basis of
home rule for Cuba, and that to a 1
Buch propositions Cubans will re
spond with their motto, Indeperd
ence or death."
Snap t r Kochford.
Chicaeo. Jan. II k member of
the Cramp Philadelphia shipbuilding
firm is here arranging to open a fac
tory at Rockford. for the manufac
ture of ship padding and cattle fod
der from corn stocks. It is expected
that several other factories will be
erected in the corn belt during the
coming summer. The company will
pay f I a ton for corn stalks.
Cain atrp-eaaotatlva Arrested.
New York, Jan. 14? Gen. Carlos
Roloff, secretary of war of the so
called Cuban icpublic. was arrested
last night by the United States au
thorities for alleged breach of the
neutrality act ia connection with a
filibustering exptdiiion which leit
for Cuba on the steamer Woodall
last June. Warrants were issued for
other Cuban agtn's on tbe same
A Runaway Motor In Fuubirg.
Pittsburg. Jan. 14 As a motor
car was coaling down a steep grade
this morning tbe motorman lost con
trol of it and it dashed down the
atreet an 1 jumped the track. Fi e
persots were seriously, and 30
e ig illy lLj ired
K.ee Hdium as'fs.
Washington, Jan. 14. The bill for
free homesteads on public lands ac
quired from the Indians was Uken
up with a view of a final vote at 4
f rcd m check for sTs.ooo.
Cleveland, Jan. 14. The grand I
jury has indicted C. L. Cunningham,
per W ar wick Electric Manufacturing
company. I be charge is forging
. I J r., a i , , .
me name ui uuuge iv. . namuion 10
a check for 75.0C0.
ELECTION OF THE SENATOR.
The Only Thine Illinois Legislators Are
Thinking About at Thin Time.
Springfield, Ills., Jan. 14. After
session of ten minutes duration yester
day tne senate adjourned. There were
few members present. During its brief
session several appropriation bills were
passed, among thern one appropriating
SSO.MW for employes' salaries and one ap-
the payment of employes and one ap
propriating $15,000 for the payment of
the expenses of the Fortieth general
assembly. The entire interest centers
in the senatorial fight, the sensation of
the day being the announcement of
the candidacy of ex-Representative W.
II. Harper, of Chicago. Friends of Gov
ernor Tanner last night emphatically
denied the rumor that the governor is
a senatorial candidate, and asserted
that he will not interfere In favor of
any candidate. Harper is known to lie
a close personal friend of Governor
Tanner. James T. Hill, who made the
announcement of Harper's candidacy.
said that after looking the ground over
it appears impossible to elect any of
the old candidates. Hill is confident, he
says, that Harper will be an acceptable
candidate to all factions.
Governor Tanner yesterday appointed
his son. J. Mark Tanner, private secre
tary. This is the only appointment
made by the governor, so far as an
nounced. The resignation of W. S.
Cantrell, chairman of the railroad and
warehouse commission. and Thomas Ga-
Iian. a member, have been filed with
Governor Tanner, to take effect at his
RIVALRY KILLED THtT POOL.
Why the White Paper Trust Was Post
New York, Jan. 14. The Kvening
Post says: The failure of the negotia
tions long pending between the manu
facturers of w hite paper used by news
papers to organize a pool to prevent
unprofitable competition, appears to
have resulted mainly from rivalry be
tween certain New l-jngland concerns
ancl the unwillingness of certain inter
ests to allow other companies repre
sentation in the pool upon the basis of
One of the parlies to the recent nego
tiations declared ii was unlikely that
another effort would be made to bring
the other companies together at once.
although most of the manufacturers ex
pected the ultimate adoption of some
form of an agreement.
Warehouse Hoard Hears the (.ranger.
Springfield. 1:1:.. Jan. 14. The state
board of railroad and warehouse com
missioners met yesterday and heard tlv.
petiiion of the Illinois state grange. Pa
turns cjf HurLandry. and the southern
Illinois shippers, for a reduction of rail
road passenger rates in Illinois from 3
to 2 cents per mile. The board decided
against the petitioners.
A dispatch from Albany, N. Y.. says
that Thomas C. Piatt has a sure thing
of the Republican nomination for the
dnate seat of David H. Hill.
An American gunboat Is nc?ded at
Rangkok. Siam. where Siamese soldiers
have assaulted the American vice con
sul general without provocation
Mrs. August Buernian was arrested
et Lawrence-. Kas.. on a charge of mur
dering her husband. Th- warrant was
Sworn out by a brother of the murdered
man. Mrs. Uuerman had previously
been released, the coroner's Jury hold
ing the woman was insane. She will
now doubtless be tried for her Ha
Senator O. H. Piatt, of Connecticut
has been renominated by the Republl
cans of the legislature.
Major Jacob Crosthwait. who has Just
died in Harrison countv. Ky.. directed
in his will the erection of a silver monu
meat base, with "Free silver at 16 to 1
inscribed on it.
Professor Booker T. Washington, one
of the brainiest colored men In the Unit
ed States, regards Cuba as the coming
Mecca of the Afro-Americans
The strike of the coal miners on the
Wheeling division of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad is ended. All of the men
returned to work, agreeing to accept
the 4-cent rate offered by the oper-
In a colored Baptist church at Tel
low Bayou. In Chicot county. Ark . one
man was killed, another fatally w;eund
eil a: 1 seve ral others badly hurt. A
revival was in progress at the church
The SchufeMt distiller)- at Chicago is
soon to b- a I anuoned by the American
Spirits company. The work of the distiller)-
will be transferred to Peoria
and tho Internal revenue office at Chi
cago will lose an anual tax payment of
John Keown. general merchant at
Tempest. Pike county. Ills., has as
signed. Liabilities $'-'.200. due toQuincy,
Chicago and St. Luuis firms. Assets.
Before retiring from office Governor
Stone pardoned Jim French, one of the
most noted criminals of the west.
In This Case It Is a Xegro Mob.
Frankfort. Ky.. Jan. 11. CharlesTay
lor. the negro in Jail here charged with
kidnaping 13-year-old Nellie Stephens,
confessed the crime on condition that
he be removed to Lexington for safe
keetiir.g. Officers were leaving town
with him when Curcuit Judge Cantrtll
ordered him back and commanded the
sheriff to summon a posse and protect
the prisoner. A battle will ejisue if the
mob of negTeVS expected comes to the
tail. The sheriff is commanded to sr.-
elude the circuit judge, county Judge.
mayor and chief of police in his posse.
Why not proSt by the experience
of other who nave round a perma
nent cure lor catarrh in Hood s Sar-
lVTV t V"r 4 1) Tf "CVTi
C L L)A- W Alt 1 U L.A U
Alleged Compact Between uncie
Sam and Spain.
(jonjz TO LAY DOWH HIS ASMS,
n, ,-.,, Sta, tiaaranteein. That
Spa ii Will Carry Out Her I'romhpi of
Reform ftr the -Pearl of the Antilles"
Substance of tu Draft of the Compart
Norn- at Washington Practical Sarren
tier of Spain.
New York. Jan. 14. The World pub
lishes a dispatc h from Washington say
ing : The agreement between the Unit
ed States and Spain regarding the
terms to lie granted 10 the Cuban in
surgents was practically concluded yes
terday. It is neither a treaty nor a
diplomatic memorandum. It is a com
pact cr agreement between the United
States and Spain upon the terms that
Spa!n is willing to grant the insurgents.
It provides for capitulation and paid n
f the insurgents, for whom General
OnrnoJ Is expected to si,,-n :he treaty
There are to be three parties to the
agreement. The United States d not
act as representatives of the insur
gents. There are stiil MM minor de
tails to be arranged, and these may
upy at least ten days more. Hy th
end of January, however, th t rms
will be comt.let". Thi y will then be
laid before congress in a special mes
sage from President Cleveland
Simultaneously they wili be promulgated
in Madrid ami in Havana.
Pith of the Propowefl Trratr.
The provisional draft of the new
terms was embodied in a lengthy com
munieation addressed to S, mot de L.
from Premier Canovas. This was
brought by Senor Pablo S.lar y Guard
ista. who arrived here from Madri 1 on
Monday. It Included not only amend
ments to the reform law of lS'.i."
(provisionally stated) that Spain H n
willing to grant, but also a draft of
treaty between Soain and the insur
nts upon the signing of which th
reforms are to go into ffec!. This first
draft of the proposed treaty of capitula
tion in effect it i lai I that the reform
proposed shall be Immediately estal
ished in Cuba and fre pardon grant, d
to evervliodv involved in the rebollior
directly or Indirectly.
e'npitiilatioii of the Kcb.-'I.
The capitulation of the rebfl force Is
to take place- ia an unhabited sjMit.whr
beforehand the arms and munitions
war shall !" deposited. This pact with
the legal representatives of th.- Ctibnn
uigenrs shad lie deemed to liav oeen
made with all in reliellion agaii:st thr
authority cf the Sreanish crown who
mav aceept Its conditions. It Is th
expe. talee. u-al ;. nerai Maximo
mez. with a committee of other Cuban
l. ad.-rs. will rr.ee; the representatives
Spain at a time and plnce fi t t', be aj
pointed and sign this tr-a.. Its t. rrr.s
are similar to thi.se of the eapittilatien
if Zanjeen at til" done, of the t e.i
war. While the details f the amend
ments ofTereel to the reform die t
March. Ifvb. pi t- t now be deflaately
stated, inasmu, fi as th. y are still ami
to change and modification. It e an b
safelv asert,-d that the runccssion
which General QaaBea demanded
through Senor Sagesta have received
Pnrle Sam To lie the :nriantr.
While it Is hinted at the Spanish lega
tion and substantially corroborated at
the state department that General Go
mez has promised to lay down his arms
In the event of th, I'nited State lie-
coming in a moral sense guarantor of
these conditions, a preliminary under
standing between the insurgents and
the United States is not yet dcflnitelv
ttled. Spain clings to her position of
dictating her own terms, and abwlut
ly forming her own policy. Neverthe
less she has lieen forced by the oompli
calea circumstanc "S or tne case to ac
knowledge the I'nited States as a party
to the Cuban war, and in submitting to
the treaty she proposes to make with
her rebellious subjects she also ac
knowledges our tacit position as a me
diator ancl as a guarantor of the ob
servance of the treaty forms
DO NOT AGREE WITH OLNEY.
British Officials 'ot to Line with the
retary's (Juote-d statement.
New York. Jan. 14. A coypright Lon
don cablegram to The Evening Post
says: Entirely new imp rune - ns tn- n
given to the arbitration compact with
the t'nited Stales in Englishmen's eye
by Secretary cilney's statement re
ported by the Lond. n Chr nicl-'s Wps'i-
ington correspondent that Ureal Britain
having in the Venezuelan treaty ad
mitted the validity of the Monr e doc
trine she has now by the arbitratiem
treaty become the ally of the I'nited
State s in the maintenance and enforc--
ment of that doctrine. Official opinion
does not confirm that wide inte rpreta
tion of what i. officials say. a treaty
for a specific and clearly defined ob
ject. "England, said a leading . ffieial.
always has be?n a warm uport,
f the true Monroe doctrine, but not
.if that extravagant version of It."
One Good Friead Will Wax WrotV
Paris. Jan. 11. Russians in Ala-ka
are complaining to tne nome govern
ment that they are mistreated and sub
jected to alt sorts cef oppression by
American traders in that country. Th-v
claim that agents of the traders entered
the Creek orthodox church during the
service with firearms In their hands
to drive the congregation oat to work,
and that the Russian teacher having
refused to give his lessons in English.
Americana threatened to burn down his
Irnl.su Man Visits MrKialer.
Canton. O.. Jan. 14. Ex -Congressman
C. H. Landls. of Delphi, led . h d a
short conference during y-- r.J ;v ari
I emrion itn tne presiuent . t L w s
Barrett, or Red City. Mich . and Dr.
Joseph Barrett, of Wooster. i . met by
chance on their way to see th- president-elect.
Although of the nam- name
they are not re lated, but both vrv. d in
the Twenty-third Ohio r-glmer.t with
LEGISLATURE Cr WISCONSIN.
OBWr ele reel la Hoth Noavt an, I Mem-
hers Take the (lath.
Madison. Jn. 11 Th.- legislature
oi r.. 1 y.sterday lth a full attend-
nee in bcth hous. I.I-ut-nant Ge -mor
Maen-sch dc llvered his address in
the senate and the member were sworn
In. Then the c mmittees were an
nounced. The Republicans elected the
officer as (! eauc us a tlon. Senator
Thayer King chosen to preside. The
iv-moc rats did not nominate alter
House-r was ele, ted chief clerk and
Charles Pettibone sergeant -at-arms.
Othr preliminary business that Is usu
al at sue h time was transacted.
In the house tii- following office's
wer- elected: Speak-r. George A. Muck-
staff, of '-hi. -:. chief clerk. W. A.
Nowell. of Milwaukee: scrgeant-at-
arms. C. M Hambright. of Itattne. Of
course the members were duly sworn
In. After the election of speaker tlu.-k-staff
made a short address. No one ran
against him. but e ne Democrat voted,
for Lange. Itules of order were
Colonel Je.hn C. Spooner wa unan
imously nominated f r Unltrel states
se nator by th.- R publican Joint legisla
tive caucus yeste; lay. Th.- nomine
made 4 brilliant response, declaring f -r
protection, rec-iproe iiy. the right of th
fe-deral government to arbitrarily Invade-
states to protect Its property, for
currency r form an 1 the pics t.t mone-
riaggett Ahe-ad m Idaho.
Boise. Idaho. Jan. 14. The lull it
taken in Joint session for senate,:- yes
terday resulted: William H. Claggvtt
(Pe.p.i. z:. c. T. luilsds (S ix. - l: p i
3; W. J. Jones IDe-m.). 14: L. V. KatM
(Pop.), it. R. Z. Johaaon IBM . ::
scattering. 3. Necessary to a i-h: .-.
Iowa State Agricultural society
Des M"ii. s. la.. Jan. 11. At the -t.i'c
agricultural s.M-lety meeting yesiord.-e
Secretary Fowler reported a d-bl of
$ll.i. He favored the fre aelmtssi.en.
a state appropriation, and a two k t
Koine Krai Baal Bess lor 'ory.
Maasillon, o., Jan. 14. While 'Gener
al" Oozey is eirganizlng Ma new party
at Si. I.ouis his stone ciunrrymen are
striking and refusing to work onleew
they are paid wag now seme
past clue. Two bailors of the- strike
have been disc hargec). ancl there Is hoiee
that the trouble nury be bridged over
until the return of Coaey.
The White Swan Has t'.one l"p.
TVs Moines. Ia.. Jan. U. The White
Swan Mining a: d Milling romtmny.
which was o: ui- i in this ly to
operate a geibl inirv- in Bak-r City. Or.
has made n O'i.m'a. ;. si -nment for
the Iwnefit of or, di'cii?. J i. Tlgh- r. of
this city. b. in . iiiii ed i- th assignee.
Question of Adipose
A criminal lawyer of long experience
at tho bur was kaVi to auy the- cm, r
"I hnve U'ude juries in luur '. r cm- -an
especial study. There are m lurgi-'
mitubcr of rem, largvr than i i't i -. -pie
sutepKP. who have .il u
finding death as a punishim it for a
murderer. I ti-n-d to lu.iW it my l upi
nes to study juryui' n" fa -e ami - - if
I could re ad by the lines wli-tln r or n x
they had arTUple s about the death s-n-
teui-p. I gnve tins up. tin ugh. :i l ing
b'-yond my jiwer (if ct i.ipt, lenion.
Later continued study of tin- jarv box
kd me to a discovery. That va- t.rat
in nine rases out of ten u jury cniupcsl
mostly of tall, lean men would, wle-u
the evidence was sufllciciit, m v r havn
tbe slightest hesitation about fixing I x
treme sentence. Ou tho other hand, a
jury where short, fut men pr dominate d
in number would rv upy twio- as much
time in findiug itsverdirt, ami wh-ti
brought in it would generally bo a term
of imprisonment fur the morderer."
The following cure may tnd in
cases of si vi'ro earache when c - :. ..rv
remedic havefniled : Get a small quan
tity of drierl arnica flowers and put
the m into two small haps. Pnt half a
pint of whisky into a small snuccnau
on thr Move, and whe u it i- In a-- d dip
cue of the bags into it and apply to th
car of lb" sufferer. A s-sm a- o:i" baic
begins to cool n:id tin steam stops com
ing, frr-m it change it f r t'. other bag
which is heating in the whisky.
Charles III of Naples wits the Little,
because of his diminutive tiature.
To Cora a Cold la On Day
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tat -lets.
All drupiists refund tbe
money if it fails to cure 26 cents
'Tis true: Foley Honey and Tar is
the best cough medicine. Bold by M.
Oslst.rmn-e! for fagr , is aa
4 BaaltMalaeas. Assaras ta
en aad s . forssa of
On any Overcoat or l ister in our store.
This gives you a chance to buy the latest, nobbiest and best mad nvfrvmu
and ulsters in Rock Island.
2S to 40 per cent lower than other houses are sell ng
our pricei?are always from 10 to 2S per cent lower
sale. Take 20 per cent discount off of every overcoat
investment for you.
1 1 Ma III.
On every purchase
at the Davenport
Furniture Carpet Co.
To trade where the
assortment is the best.
To trade where the
det igns are the latest.
To trade where the
! .ality is guaranteed.
To trade where prlcei
are the lowest.
To trade at the
t Camsi Co.,
314. S. UPt
Annual Discount Sale.
20 per cent discount means to you a saving of fiom
more woadc-rful tbar
tl hi (.eats' Natural and t ituols Hi. : rud, r wcai lot . ., eac h
This space will on'y permit us to make mention of
4 cent 1 fiir-d Briliao
tiaa. 4 iorhea wida,
-cani all wool V,W,t4
Stack Novalty Goods
Med L red to
SSa aad 11" ail
r U J
Nfivr.il H ack .
Fiirared Mohairs for
fl S& aad ) 37 Fiirared
Mohair Black Good
I S aad St & Mohair
aad rrenra Koveity
Hiaefc Uoo4a tar
Greater Values were never before offered for
Kitse Dress Good
as well made cloth ng, ? s
than ehewhtre at regular
that m ans a Ii st-clas
- m-m - aa a
II I l i M I s
1HKICISI' i KTOHK
it's tin best
( OLOHro ooooa
) 'l .c efi I rifrX 1 II S
and 1 pier, fifi-in N s
I " ('' bevi. i fn(
O'BOrr'sbl. at. Hough JH x
Sfoveitrea. worth , i ,:
a " ilSSBsl yiUf Nnvi It u s AA
eoirlBf.. m,rlb u J J
I ' aids.
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