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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL.XLV. HO. 77.
ROCK I8LAVD, ILL, WEDHKSDAT, JAFUAIT 90. 1807.
THREE STRUNG UP,
Work of a Furious Mob
NEGRO FIENDS PAY PENALTY.
A Mexican Correspondent
Dies in Cuba.
Senate Committee Considers
New Orleans. Jan. 20. John John
son and Arch Joiner, murderers of
lire members of the Cotton family,
were hanged by a mob in front of
the Cotton residence near Amite City
early this morning. The same mob
had already lynched us Williams,
accused of murdering his wife. All
three were negroes. The trio of
murderers was taken from the jail
together at Amite City last night.
The mob proceeded with them to the
Little Zion church where thev
handed 'Williams to an oak tree.
The mob then went on with Johnson
and Joiner to the Cotton residence
where they suffered a like fate.
Johnson had confessed.
Considering the New Arbitration Treaty.
Washington, Jan. 20. The senate
committee on foreign relations today
considered the general arbitration
treaty with (treat Britain. Secre
tary O'.noy appeared before the com
mittee and explained its provisions.
"on Elected In Joint Station.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 20 Sitting
in" joint assembly the senate and
house this afternoon elected William
K. Mason United States senator, to
succeed John M. Palmer.
Died In Cobs.
Washington, Jan. 20. Consul
General Lee telegraphs the state de
partment that Henry Uelgado, cor
respondent of the New York Mail
and Express and a prisoner in Ha
vana, died last night.
Flan Iluly Klceted. ,-r
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 20. T. C.
Piatt was elected United States sen
ator by the legislature in joint con
vention. The vote stood Piatt. 147;
D. B. Hill, 42; Henry George, 4.
Al l 111 roil AJLEJSBKD sUUGAlfDS.
tiooks a Though the Sleuths Wrre Mis
taken In That Illuo Cut Case
Kansas City, Jan. 10. Following th"
signed statement made last Wednesday
by .John F. Kennedy, the nll.jrel lead
er of the lilue Cut ChlraRo and Alton
train robbers, in which he charged that
a conspiracy to convict htm exists, facta
have developed which tend tn strength
en his claims. Soon after Kennedy's
arrest Jim Klynn and George liowlin,
who hear hard i haraoters, were placed
In custody, admitted their connection
With both robberies, and claimed that
Kennedy led each of the raids. Tester
day four reputable Olendale farmers,
well a uiisllllid with all concerned,
made a Joint statement to Deputy Cir
cuit Clerk Simms that both Flynn and
BowltB were at the homes of the In
formants at a family party on the night
of the first robbery! and could not pos
sibly have taken part In it.
In his statement Kennedy allege 1 that
a hope of securing the reward ottered
by the express company made a motive
for the conspiracy, which, the .lon
dule farmer.: now ass. rt, was entered
Into by Flynn and Howlin. The giai.d
Jury is now said to be investigating the
case and yeateranya informants may be
called before it.
Aeltlress to t'nltril .Mine Worlcrocn.
Columbus. O., Jan. 20. The executive
benrd Of the United Mine Workers of
America yesterday issued a circular to
the craft thanking them for past loy
alty arid asking for a continuance of
confidence by contributing to the de
fense fund as provided for by the late
TrlTer Is Out of the Rare.
Topeka, Kas.. Jan. Sfc After taking
twenty -four ballots last night for Unit
ed States senator the Toj uiist caucus
of the Kansas legislature adjourned
without making a choice, l'effer nnd
John W. liretdenthal. chairman of the
state organization, are clearly out of the
Ilansltrnnfrn's Election Is Sore.
Pt. Taul. Jan. 20. A liismarck. N.
!.. special to The IMspatch says: In
the senate yesterday the vote for Vnlt-
ed States senator resulted: Harts
brough (Hep.). 24; Fentley (fusion), 7.
In the house the ballot was: llans
brough. 4S: Font Icy. 17.
Throne 1.2UU Men out of Work
Chicago. Jan. 2a. The rail depart
ment of the Illinois Steel company's
works in South Chicago shut down yes
terday, throwing about 1.200 men out of
employment. President tlstes said that
the number of orders received did not
Justify keeping the department run
ning. Lumbermen in Council.
Minneapolis. Jan. 20. The seventh
annual convention of the Northwestern
Lumbermen's association opened here
yesterday with a large attendance.
The best way to care disease is to
driva it from the system by purify
ing the blood with Hood's Sarsa-parilla.
TURPIE OPPOSES THE CANAL BILL
Home Put In a Day on Pensions aad
Tosses Fifty-two of Them.
Washington, Jan. 20. The session of
the senate yesterday was without In
cident. Turpie spoke against th;
Nicaragua canal bill, and the reading
of the legislative appropriation bill was
completed with the exception of sec
tions making provision for the con
gressional library, which were passed
over temporarily in the absence of sen
ators irt -rested in the subject.
The old soldiers had a field day in
the ho'is. Under a special order the
day was devoted to the consideration
Of private pension bills. Of the 900 on
the calendar fifty wc-rg Ui?pcsrd of during
the five hours' session. Among those
favorably acted upon were MBs to grant
pensions to Major General Julius H.
Stahel at the rate of $100 pr month;
the widow of Major General Brastus
B. Tyler, at $75: Hannah E. Rodgers,
daughter of a revolutionary soldier, at
$12, and the widow of the late General
Matbhew M. Trumbell, of Iowa, at $lu0
There was a pathetic Incident In con
nection with the first bill called up. It
proposed to grant a pension of $12 per
month to Margaret O'Donnell, a volun
teer army nurse who devoted her ser
vices from 1S62-3 to the wounded of
the Twenty-second regiment of New
York Light artillery. Her claim has
been pending before congress for several
years. Yesterday when the bill was
brought up Thomas of Michigan moved
that it be laid on the table. "The relief
cart led by the bill for this poor woman."
said he, "comes too late. Our commit
tee has Just received word that the ben
eficiary Is dead."
POOR OUTLOOK FOR BUILDINGS.
Speaker Reed Tells a Committee That
Givernmpnt Cash Is Scarce.
Washington, Jan. 20. A committee
consisting of Messrs. Hicks of Penn
sylvania, Hooker of New York. Herman
of Oregon and Henry of Indiana, waited
on Speaker Reed and presented a peti
tion of 20S members of the house ask
ing that time be civen for the con
sideration of twenty-two bills on tho
house calendar providing for putdic
buildings In vurious parts of the coun
try. This committee pointed out the
necessity of these buildings and said
that it was evident that a majority of
the house desired their consideration.
Speaker Reed askt d them if they were
aware that the government was run
ning behind in the matter of revenue
at the rate of $.",8,000,000 a year. It was
a question of the ability of the gov
ernment to meet and pay Its ebhgatfoa.
The committee replied that he bills did
not appropriate a dollar, but only fixed
the maximum of cost of the buildings,
the appropriations being left in the
hands of future congresses.
Reed said he did not approve of this
method of mortaging the revenues of
the government, to w'nleh the rmrrrniiisjo
replied that they could not mortgage
what did not exist, and thought that
the subject of making appropriations
could be safely left to future congresses.
The committer came away feeling that
it was not a cheerful.
GEN. HARRISON AT WASHINGTON.
Iteply to Remarks Connecting Him with
the Ambassadorship to England.
Washington. Jan. 20. Ex-President
Harrison arrived in the city yesterday
rather unexpectedly. He is staying at
the Arlington hotel where he nvt Hon.
W. H. H. Miller, attorney general in
his cabinet, who came on from New
York city. The ex-president and his
former law partner are here for the
purpose of making arguments in the
supreme court in an Indiana case, in
which both are interested. It is tlutl.
or Caroline If. Forsyth vsq. the city of
Hammond, et aL and involves a ques
tion hearing on the annexation of terri
tory to the city of Hammond. To a
number of newspaper reporters who
called cn him General Harrison ex
tended a cordial greeting, but told th-m
he had no news of interest. He mani
fest. 1 his usual reserve in talking of
public questions and refused to discuss
them for puldicatb n.
General Harrison's attention was
called to the pabMaSted statements that
his eaoM had been mentioned in con
nection With the ambassadorship to the
court of St. J.ime?. and he very prompt
ly said that he had not been ft", red
the position. As to whether he would
accept the mission if tendered him he
point-S out that it would not be Iterom
tttg in him to answer questions of that
He Was Card, s v. i t ' ; His Dynamite.
Greenwich. Conn.. Jan. 20. Antonio
Aagell, employed by Joseph Christalne,
a contractor, placed frozen dynamite
cartridges i.. ,ir the stove in lb kitch. n
of his dwelling to thaw out. and later
his 10-year-old boy. v.ho was playing
with one. placed it on the Store, when
it exploded, wrecking the v..,.,-.. kill
ing the boy and probably fatally injur
ing Ang-!1 and his w if t and GuiscS3
And Vhl. Is in Delaware!
pover. Del.. Jan. 20. Edward Addiok3
was nailed upon r.t his rwms in the
Hotel Richardson yesterday morning by
a well-know n citizen, wh I inf rmed him
there was a plot to assassinate him.
Addicks was a vis. tor to the state house
Monday night during the pr cress of
the Democratic cau. us. and was warn- d
by a friend to leave.
tat c r "mo. City or Tji.rDo, (
Lucas Coott. f
Frsxk J. Cheney makes oata tfctt he is the
senior par;ner of the ana of F. J Cheney & Co.
doing business in '.he city of Toleco. roor.tr and
-a:.- afere:'. tit thai ea.d irm still pay tie
ssmof CUE lU'SPRtD DOLLARS for each
and every case or catarrh that eascoi he cared by
the cse of Hall's Catarrh Core.
rUAK 1 CHEXB.Y.
Sworn to before n.e ard ra: scribed in my pres
ence this Cth day of Dec? mSer, A. T. 's5
A. W. G:.n- x
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is take; Internal!? and acts
directly on the blood and icucoas, surfaces of tee
system . bead fur tesUmonUls , f rcc .
F J. Csexst Co. Toledo, Ohio
Bold by disggists, 75c .
Of Illinois. Will Put on the Toga
WHT8 TEE PRIZE AT SPBHTGITELD,
Capturing the Caucus Nomination by Ac
clamation Lorlmer Follows Maddeu's
Lead and Withdraws In Favor of tho
Cental "Billy- and the Other Candidate
stampede in the Same Direction Got.
Basbnell on That Vexed Ohio Senatorial
Question Does Not Commit Himself to
Springfield. His.. Jan. 20. William E.
Mason was nominated for United States
senator at the Republican Joint caucus
last night, after one of the most bitterly
fought battles in the history of the Re
publican party in Illinois. Although
he had been canvassing the state as a
senatorial candidate for two years. Ma
son's lection was regarded by the
"machine" politicians as an impossibil
ity up to within two hours of the time
of his triumphal and unanimous nom
ination, the c hoice 1h ing the result of
the su-Men withdrawal from the race
of Representative I.nrlmT, who had
h.-ld almost the solid vote of Chicago
and Cook county. The contest had been
so long drawn out. the battle so fierce,
that the legislators were in a mood to
be stampeded any moment as the hour
for the caucus drew near, and the sud
den shifting at the Cook county force
to Mas' n carried other candidates off
their feet. The tide turned toward the
ex-representative with a rush that car
ri 'd everything eefeee it. nnd the nom
ination was made without any show of
Distinct Defeat for the Combination.
Mason's sekction was a distinct de
feat for the combination of politicians
known as the "machine," and a clear
victory for the Mi Kir.ley forces of the
state. M. It. Madd.-n. the Chicago al
derman, who was at the outset the
"machine" candidate, and until a little
more than a week ago seemed certain
of the nomination, lost his bold on the
legislators and was forced to withdraw
largely as the result of the belief that
his s. lec tion was opposed by the president-elect.
Madden's withdrawal was
hailed by the anti- machine element as
a death-blow to the combination, but
the organization immediately re-entered
the field with I.orimt r. who was re
garded as even a more anti-administration
man than Madden. Lorimer showed
mu h strength at the start, but his
friends were discouraged yesterday, be
lieving that the McKni'.ey clement of
the state was too powerful to permit
him to win. and at the caucus of Cook
county members at ! o'clock last r.lght
I.orimer announced his withdrawal in
favor of nsjasl "A stampede to the lat
.lost Tumbled Over Each Other.
When the Joint caucus assembled !n
the state house at S o'clock everybody
assured everybody else that It was all
over and It soon was. The only ap
parent contest was that of the sup
porters of the various candidates to be
the first to withdraw the names of their
favorites. In rapid succession were
withdrawn the names of Lorlmer, Colo
nel C. E. Carr, Cannon. Hopkins. Hitt
and Samuel W. Allerton. the Chicago
packer. The withdrawals were all in
favor of Mason, and were greeted with
enthusiastic applause. A motion to de
clare Mason the nominee by acclama
tion met with a score of simultaneous
seconds, and was adopt, 1 with a roar
in which the gallery and crowd which
thronged the corridors and surged
against the doors Joined with a zest.
The several defeated candidates ad
dressed the caucus, and Mason made
a brief, happy speech of acceptance,
sketch or the Nominee.
William K. Mason was born July 7.
1S.",0, in Franklinsville. N. Y.. tiie young
est of a family of fourteen children.
In lir.fi his parents moved to licnton
port. Ia. Here he went to the public
school, taught school, studied law. and
at the age of 1! years was graduated
with honors from the coiUj-,- at Brr
mlngham. Ia. He later taught serin-d.
and studied law ai.d short hand at I v .
Moim-s, and went to Chicago with
Lawyer Thomas Withrow in 1:;. i
became a shorthand reporter In the
courts, and formed a partnership lth
Judge Wallace. In 1873 Mason ma- i I
Edith M. Whlt. of Des Moines. Th- y
have nine children, all living. Mason
was twice a memb-r of the Illinois
house of representatives: once a mem
ber of the state senate, and a member
of the Fiftieth and F;ftv-flrst con
gresses. He enjoys the distinction of
being the champion campaigner of nil
no, having during the last eight years
addressed more people In the state than
any other man during that time.
SENATOR H UK M VS SI CCEKSOR.
Governor Itnshnell states Hia Exaet Poai.
tlon on That !nhjeet.
New York. Jan. 20. Asa S. Bushnell.
of C'hlo. Is still In New York and has
not decided to appoint Mark Hanna to
fill the unexpired term of Senator Sher
man when the latter resigns to become
secretary of state. Murat Halstead saw
the governor at the hotel last Sunday,
and the former then went to Cleveland,
where he pive cut an Interview to the
effect that Governor I5ushn. ll said be
would aprcint Hanna for the short
term and then let him fight it out for
re-election one year hence. To a re
porter the governor said yesterday: "I
was astonished to read Mr. Halstead's
Interview given in Cleveland. He saw
me Sunday r. rr.ir.;. a:.d ic t
evening, as he said. He said to me In a
frank way: "If I were you. governor. I
would appoint Hanna for the unexj Ir .
term, and then let him fight it out for
"I answered to the effect that I had
not decided and would not decide what
I would do until Senator John Sherman
resigned. I made the same answer to
Mr. Kalstcad that I made to an inter
viewer last Saturday, which was that
I had not decided and would not until
the time came to a L Now. Mr. Hal
stead, by some strange mental process.
uotcs biotseu in .bis cob versa uuij,ui
me and give me credit ror saying it. I
wish distinctly and categorically tr
deny ve r saying that I would appoint
Mr. Hanna cr any SSJsSf man to suc
ceed Senator John Sherman.
"In the first place the senator may
change his mird about going In the
cabtajt. ai.d never resign. He bas three
weeks and over to change bis mind, ana
until he dees rerign I do ret propose to
anticipate thl-gs. I shall not be foolish
enough to crovs a bridge bef. re I reacti
It. I r.etiic. t. . thvt some one says be
low Mr. Halstead's Interview that I will
r. t call .m I xtra session to elect Mr.
Sherman's sue Manor rather thnn ap
point, owing to th- large cxw-ne it
would le to the sinte. The ex pen"
would I e contparatlvi ly nothing, as the
memo, rs of the l.-sislature ar paid by
the y.-nr. and th- rtate houv Is lighted
ar.d tafsasi , bjbsj of for an much per an
num. So the cost of calling an extra
session does not enter into th question
at ali. Dm thing is sure. I will not
make up my mind to appoint Mr. Sher
man's sue " .r until h resigns. Re
may change his mind before March 4."
Illinois IVstslatlve Doings.
Pprlngf.eld. Jan. LC The s nale yes
terday, after a mighty struggle, re-
clv. n p. tin n from the Women's
Christian T- mpcrr.nce on! n asking
hat a 1 ill ha pa.-v"d providing for the
submission to the voters of an amend
ment to the constitution striking out
the word "male." Several bills wer
Introdui -d one Of which, if passed, will
repeal the nnal militia law as It now
stands end Inaugurate s now provisions)
hy which th gov- mor shall b empow
ered t.. Incre ase the naval f .re of the
stsjte from four to eight companies. An
other c rri-ls corporations rxerctaing
the right of domain to pay the
Bas 'iss-s of t . .l-fondant In a salt
should the corporation not take th
prop riy. In the house there was prac
tically r buMn. s d rte.
Ifihn Doom an, of llsty City.
Lansing. Mi h.. Jan. .'. Itepresenta-
tiv. J. hn I v.m. .f Bay City, who
sprang inte, .-'niinence two years ao
by re-t-n of th.- fa. t that h was th"
snlv fcmoe .-alio ne mle-T of th stab
legislature, has distinguished hmse-if by
introducing in th" hous a bill to pro
vide for the ringing of the curfew h II
In all cities and Incorporated village
pf the state, nnd to r.-cpiiro all children
between the nge s of s nnd Is to remain
off the atree-t- ..ft- r s o'clock .-m night.
riatt. It;, tint. 47.
Albany. N. Y.. Jnn. 21. The yof for
T'nlt. i Stat senator In th" stst sn
ete yesterday resulted as follows:
Thorns a Pleat, H; 1 .. B, IMI. tt, and
H .nry .ecrge. 2. S -riators t.iy snd Coffee-
vatlng for Mr. 7e-erge. The vo-o
In th aosanl ly f r DafSJsi Spate's s-ra-tor
was: Piatt. 112: Hill. 21: H"nry
Oeasae, Manors), Oass and 7.t:rn, of
Kings, voting fi r the last named.
Leeelville vjincr. .tri Stubborn.
Leadvlile. i..l ... Jan. 20. The final
propodt' .n o th inn. m-enpg r to the
striking mln.-T-r of this drsirlct. which
was approved by Governor Adams nrd
E. V. Debs, was last ni--ht IllJOieoi by
the miners. The Vote In their
ing against Its acceptance was almost
unanimous. This ends all n. g ti.etl ns
so far as the governor l.s concerned and
he left for home at midnight.
To Oars a Cold la Una Day
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All drogtrieta refund the
money if it fails to care. 25 cents
Tis true; Foley' Honey and Tar is
the best coo;h medicine. Hold by M.
Celebrated tnr lurrest lea reams strength
sod be.ltMnlDe As. areata fnon
a.cai and a: b rn.. . f
Burtis Opera House,
Sunday Evening, Jan. 24.
Rtirsof th Kinrteea'ti Cents r- pasid C, tr
ek (bstrtit rate Prats)
.'. TIM MURPHY .'.
The sun- wts mvls A Tl
pr- aaat nK t mi
la tbreerbearttg aM.. rsaalrr tasa
'"A Terss ' : ar4 tte
dtKstx te-r.s tsa,
Acoaraa eetotbenabli'-If yon a1 Ua "OM
Icaccenea- res caa gss yoar avssry
baca after tat eamast act.
ns sooner: sslalsr.
" -Si. ate. He oat fa.
Ssl. n seats an sal Prkaay ntarslag. Strast
cars so Bant island after Oaa jJSSB H Tl
On any Overcoat or Ulster
This gives you a chance
and ulsters in Rock Island.
2 to 40 per cent lower than other houses are selling
our prices are always from
sale. Take 20 per cent discount off of every overcoat
investment for you.
On every purchase
at the Davenport
Furniture Carpet Co.
To trade where the
assortment Is the best.
To trade where the
designs are the latest.
To trade where the
q jality is guaranteed.
To trade where prices
are the loi
To trade at the
& Carpet Co.,
S2I. 8H. ..- Brady t-
Annual Discount Sale.
to buy the latest, nobbiest
20 per cent discount means to you a saving of from
10 to 29 per cent lower
Grand Ending of the Cloak Season.
Prices Cut and Slash' d until cothing re
mains but the quality and style, and very
little of the price. No false valuations.
Come and See
Ht l TM1 ( !!'!' I "1 AI t lIAKS THAI KOUi I (
9M, f . fit..- and f12..
We never before took such tremendous
loss ia cloaks Cosse eatly snd gtt dm
Harned & Von Maur,
( orgfr Rradyaad ecmmd Mrert.
in our store.
and best made overcoats
as well made clothine as
than elsewhere at regular
that m?ans a first-clas
na nana ansa, aisaa.sa.-m J-JSS-.
Of ALL CXOAKS Til At