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ROCK ISLAND AROT
VOL.XLV. HO. 85
BOC3 ISLAIfD. IIJL. Till DAT. JAUTJABY 29, 1837.
FIUC3 TXZZS3 UZ3I3.
IN OHIO'S DEFENSE
Grosvenor Makes a Caustic At
tack on Altgeld.
CALL8 HI A POLITICAL BETE NOIB
Or Wards to That Eflert, and DkUth
That I ha Mention of the Illinois Gover
ees Raw and Tendencies Was Eaongh
to Stanpcd. Voter from tha Democracy
DeArmond Embraces aa Opportunity
to Clve Secretary Mortoa a "Beast,"
Washington. Jan. :. The open ses
sion of the sonata was comparatively
brief yesterday, as more than half tha
day was spent behind closed doors. Dor
. Ins; the open session the bill for an In
ternational monetary conference was
debated. Chandler speaking In favor of
U anil Stewart against. It is expected
that a vote will be reached today. The
Nicaragua canal bill and the bank
ruptcy bill were before the senate for
a brief time, but no progress was made.
The most Important action of the senate
executive session was the conOrmatlon
tit the nomination of W. 8. Forman. of
Illinois, to be commissioner of internal
The house passed the Indian appro
priatlon bill and entered upon the con
sideration of the agricultural appropria
tion bill, but all interest in these two
measures was overshadowed by two
speeches, one made by Grosvenor, at
tacking ex-Governor Altgeld and the
other by DeArmond of Missouri, heap
Ins; ridicule on Secretary Morton for the
recent issue of a pamphlet entitled "The
Farmer's Interest in Finance."
Grosvenor's observations on the gov
ernor of Illinois were called forth by
tha latter's speech last week. In which
ha charged that Bryan had .been de
feated by fraud and based his charge
particularly on the enormous Increase
of the vote In Ohio, where he alleged.
0.000 votes were illegally cast.
Cnntsaor Defend the UackeT Stat.
It was during the debate on the
agricultural bill that Grosvenor got the
floor and under the latitude allowed
proceeded to Interest the members with
a reply to the remarks made by ex
Governor Altgeld. The loyalty, honor
and Integrity- of the state of Ohio, he
said, demanded a reply. As to much
of what Altgeld had said on that oc
casion, Grosvenor remarked, his answer
would be silence, but he could not psss
over a single paragraph. That para
graph Grosvenor had read at the clerk's
desk. It called attention in partial sus
tantlntlon of the sweeping assertion
that ISrysn had been defeated of his
election, to the fart that In Ohio last
fall there were enst 100,000 more votes
than In 1S92. This Altgeld said indi
cated an increase of population of 1,.
000,000 whereas he charged the Increase
had not rfen more than to-thlrdn of
it. From tills he concluded that 90.000
of the votes wen fraudulent.
Hay AltgKliI M m the .tnnati.
"I fln not wonder." said he. "that a
gentelcmnn who led n victorious ma
jority In the city of C'hlcaKO very re
cently, and then wns almnlutrly over
whelmed In almost all the counties and
voting precincts of Illinois, should se
.lect his own state as an illustration of
the quality of unfairness which had
been the Index of this election. Kx
Governor Altgeld lis the last erson. In
my Judgment, who ought to drag from
the rapidly rinsing waves of oMIvlon
the history and detail of the recent elec
tion. There Is no place In all
the broad domain of that state of
'Ohio when all else fulled to
rouse an outburst of tremendous en
thusiasm, but that It always followed
the declaration that one of the things
that we were aiming at was to purge
the fair record of Illinois of the name
In office of Altgeld.
OhloElecttone Always llonrat.
Continuing, Grosvenor said that there
had not been a dishonest election In
Ohio for years, and he gave the credit
of this to the "Joint efforts of the lead
ing men of loth political parties." lie
then proceeded to describe the Ohio
election laws and methods designed to
prevent fraud, and after analyzing the
Republican and Democratic election
figures for some years past concluded
that whatever Justification might exist
for the charge of fraud based on the in
creased vote in that state applied with
double force to the enormous increase of
the Democratic vote in that state.
Meters to a Democratic District.
lie called attention to the fact that
the largest percentage of increase in the
Ohio vote occurred In one of the Demo
cratic dtsttcts (represented by LaytonV
lie also repelled the Insinuation that
the Republicans had lost ground In Ohio
at the late election. When Bushnell
got K.OOO plurality he only had 17.000
majority. This year, he said, there was
absolute fusion of all the opposition to
the Republican ticket, and yet McKln
ley had M.ooo majority. In conclusion
he congratulated the Democratic press
of his state on the fact that it had not
paid the slightest heed to Altgeld's slan
ders. Bromwell (Rep.) of Ohio followed
m further substantiation of Grosve
' DEARMOJID'S ATTACK OJ BtOKTOS.
rlt Hk tho Secretary for Bis
rasaphlet on the ttnaners.
DeArmond recited very briefly to
Grosvenor and it was his subsequent
attack on Becretary Morton which
created the sensation. DeArmond Is
Democrat, an ardent advocate of all
ver. and therefore his attack on a Dem
ocratic cabinet ofllcisi who has been
moat active on the gold side of the oun
I rovers y excited less surprise than it
otherwise would have done. It already
had been noised about that the Mis
souri member inteneded to make aa
attack on the secretary, and the mem
bers eagerly crowded about to hear him.
With biting sarcasm and rasping Irony
he scored the secretary of agriculture.
taking as his text a recent publica
Hon Issued by the secretary and sent
out over the country under a frank.
entitled The Farmer's Interest la
Finance." The pamphlet reviewed the
Uver agitation to show that poverty
and Illiteracy characterised the states
which had been foremost la the demand
tm thAXMtocatlOT at aUrac.
DeArmona asserted that the demand
for silver came chiefly from the farm
eta, whose Interests the secretary of
agriculture was supposed to look after,
and asked contemptuously what excuse
there was for issuing to them "this
lander, this travesty on facts."
"The Republican party is not respon
sible for him," Interposal rr stone,
"Assuredly not." agreed DeArmond.
"and I can understand how grateful
you are that you are relieved of respon
He went on to say that there were
facta which some men lost sight of
that were known to all others and one
of them was that the illiterate colored
vote represented McKinley's majority
In most of the states which he carried.
But, he said, no one took. Secretary
Morton seriously nowadays. The
world was no longer interested in his
views on finance, although it might look
with expectation for any observations
he might make on the woodchuck. the
hedge-hog or the eye of the potato.
Addressing the Republican side he
appealed to them to recognize Secretary
Morton's service even though they re
fused te accept responsibility for him.
"Of course, said he, "you will not keep
him In his present position, but you
might put him in the National mu
seum." "We will put him in a better place,"
again interrupted Stoneof Pennsylvania.
"VVe will send him hack to Nebraska."
"Why should you desire to punish Ne
braska?" shouted K-m (Pop.) of Ne
braska, amid shouts of laughter.
In conclusion DeArmond again com
mended to the prayerful consideration
of the Republicans "this curiosity of
modern political life." whose peculiar
ity was that he talked when he was not
writing, and wrote when he was not
talking, and did both when he wa3 not
Full many a whim of purest ray se
rene The dark unfathomcd dreams of Mor
Full many a wheel Is formed to whin
unseen. And waste Its fleetness 'neath J. Ster
Great laughter and applause.
WOCLD HAVE COST LESS IK COLD.
Bo Senator Morrill ISellevesof the War for
tbo National I'olou.
Washington. Jan. 20. During his ap
pearance before the house committee
on banking and currency yesterday
Comptroller Eckels said, referring to the
war of the rebellion, that the govern
ment might have maintained gold pay
ments throughout the" war and that
Senator Morrill believed the Issuance of
greenbacks had greatly increased the
cost or the war. The recent distur
bances had been due. he asserted, to
the distrust aroused by the policy, first,
of stamping a trade dollar as 100 cents
when it was not worth that without
something behind it. and the addition
of the Sherman law. The repeal of the
Sherman law and the recent election
against free silver, with the. unusual
foreign demand for breadstuff;, had re
stored normal conditions, but if at any
tlmo conditions arose which created
a demand for $100,000,000 of gold that
gold would be drawn from the treasury,
and the government be obliged to re
deem its obligations In depreciated cur
rency or sell more bonds.
In reply to a question from Cox of
Tennessee whether there was any ob
jection to the use of the greenbacks
as a basis for banking. Mr. Kckels said:
"That would be imprisonment for life
Instead of direct execution." Vndersuch
system If a bank went out of business
or contracted Its currency the govern
ment should redeem the notes. Bonded
securites were payable on a certain
date, but any banking system based on
them any system which base the vol
ume of currency on anything but the
needs of the business was erroneous.
Cook of Wisconsin inquired why the
"endless chain" process had not oc
curred during the fourteen years begin
ning with 18.8, when the government
was buying so much silver. The ex
planation Kckels gave was that during
tnese years there were only $316,000,000
of obligations in the public mind re
deemable in gold, wdiile last year there
were $156,000,000 more.
Pension (or aa Illinois Woman.
Washington. Jan. 29. Amontr the hin.
passed by the house yesterday was one
" iwnwnn aiary A. viel. widow of Ma
Jor W. r. Sanger, Fifty-fifth Illinois In
fantry, at tte rate of $26 per month.
nicycle Men to Combine.
Chicago. Jan 29. Ths retail bicycle
dealers who are in the city for the cycle
show met yesterday afternoon to dis
cuss the consolidation of the "arious
local cycle boards of trade Into a na
tional organization be known as the
National i:.iard of Trade of Reta.l Cycle
Dealers. Its object will be to keep up
Falsi Ace:uut at a Mine.
Graftcn. W. Va.. Jan. 29. Yesterday
at the tetiga mine plant near Flem
Ington. by an accident on a coal incline
railway, thirty men were thrown from
a car. Edward liaison was killed.two
others were fatally and eight seriously
rruuitir W ales,
It is an interesting fact and one
bowing how little have been the surface
changes wrought in agricultural Wales,
that a well defined Soman road exists
to this day in the very heart of Lland
rindod and, with a few breaks, can be
traced to the outskirts of Magus, a cou
ple of miles away.
tats irOno.( rrvor Toledo, i
rraak J. Cheney siakes oe'h that as is the
tealor psrUer ef tbe flra of P.J CbeaeyftCo.
eoteg esstsess la the city of Toledo, eeaats aad
state sAiiIH, era that said r will pay I
asset ORB HCDHtr DOLLARS for m
end every eate of eatsnh tst etaaotbscafsd hy
the soot MaU'aCstsrra Cars.
ritASK 3 CBIKIT.
wore te before ae at a saieeribes ia at prre-
eaea uns tie day ef Dsotsiber, A. D. IBM,
Ball's Catarrh Csra t take tassraall aad am
aJMlyeactoUoodaadaneeoa sasfacas of the
eyetea. Bon far tosrhnnshb. fire
r J. Cbbsbt A Co. Ti
ISO END OF REBELS
Weyler Must Be Mistaken in His
PLEHTY OF "BEBS" BT HAVANA,
Troops Boa Ir-to Them Everywhere aad
Thoy Get Away, Most of Thorn Bndgot
of Fights That Hbto Taken FM Ken
tho Capital of Caha Cuban GothuubI
Move To Bo Near Gunu Where
abouts of General Weyler.
Havana, Jan. 29. Lieutenant Colonel
Zabalza. in command of the Villavi-
closa regiment, was engaged Wednes
day m the woods of Bavamo. near 8an
Jose de laa Lajaa, province of Havana,
with Insurgent forces commanded by
Castillo Hernandez and Costa. The at
tack of the Spanish troops was met by
heavy fire from the insurgents, under
the cover of which a squadron of caval
ry succeeded in turning the flank of the
Insurgents and occupying a position
near the ground over which the enemy
as expected to retreat. When this
movement had been carried out the
Spanish cavalry and infantry advanced
upon the insurgent positions and car
ried them. The insurgents thereupon
tried to escape, but the Spanish charged
their left flank) and cut down thirty
nine of them. The troops had seven
Mill Another Fight in Havana.
Lieutenant Colonel AsniilpnL after
leaving Palos, in the province of Ha
vana, met and dispersed a numhor nf
groups of insurgents at Colestino and
ajicos. According to official advices re
ceived here the insurgents left seven
teen dead on the fleld. Among those
reported killed were the Cuban Major
Luis Rivera and Lieutenant Theo. Sar
dinas. Of the Spanish Dr. RodriniM
and two private soldiers were wounded.
At Tenlerte Colonel Mira, while recon
quering, met tne insurgent forces of
the so-called Cuban General Castillo
commanded by Colonel Pancho Rodri
guez. Spanish and Cubans fought a
lsh Anally capturing several important
positions. The Cuban Lieutenant
Colonel Jose. Panteleon. who was
wounded, succeeded In efrecttnir nn -
cape. A large quantity of groceries fell
into the hands of the Spanish.
Found Fifteen Dead In a Cave.
A considerable auantitv of mertlclno
was also captured. With bavnnet
fixed the Spanish cantured rnmn
Guanabo, the insurgents abandoning In
a cave fifteen of their dead. Among the
Cubans killed and found dead in the
cave were a captain and n lientonnnt
General Montaner was engaged on Jan.
-t at colony sequeiro. province of Santa
Clara, with 'the insurgents commanded
by Pancho Perez. After an hour's fir
ing the insurgents were dislodged from
their positions, leavlntr eleven lilllul
The troops had a lieutentant and nine
FIVE MILES FROM THE CAPITAL.
The Spaniards Find Bodies of Insurgents
Havana, Jan. 29. An engagement Is
reported to have occurred Jan. 22 at
the Volcan farm, near Managua, five
miles from Havana. The Spanish forces
were commanded by Lieutenant Colonel
Vlcario. The guerrillas finally succeed
ed in overpowering Lieutenant Menen
dee, thechief of the Cubans, who was
seriously wounded. Four of the guer
rillas were killed and twentv-flve
wounded. The insurgents, numbering
BOO, finally succeeded In effecting a re
treat xne local guerrilla band . of
Mordasa on Jan. 25. near Sagua. com.
pletely overwhelmed by a superior num-
Der or insurgents, was obliged to re
treat, losing about eight killed and fif
teen wounded. The insurgents, com
manded by Chucho Monteague, Julio
Domingues and Evaristo, numbering
about 600, marched in the direction of
Encrucijada, province of Santa Clara,
and united with a large band of Cu
bans now in the vicinity of Sanctl
Members of the Cuban government
have left the province of Puerto Prin
cipe, their recent headquarters, and
they are now in close consultation with
General Maximo Gomez, who is said to
be in the vicinity of the Sanctl Splritus
district. Captain General Weyler re
cently left Manquito, in the province
of Matanzas. and marched in a south
erly direction to Cienfuegos and Villa
Clara, where he will establish his head
quarters. Reports from Puerto Bayamo
are to the effect that on Jan. 19 an im
mense line of fire could be seen In the
direction of Cobre. The blaze was
caused by the burning of houses and
huts in the; section between Puerto
Bayamo and Cobre.
The report that the insurgents suc
ceeded in landingand expedition well sup
plied with arms and ammunition at La
Caleta, near Puenta Maisa, is con
firmed. Since Captain General Weyler,
left the city of Havana and commenced
his march through the province of Ha
vana and the province of Matanzas he
has issued orders allowing planters to
grind cane in many instances, and on
a number of the plantations grinding
has already commenced:
FIRE IS THE DEATH OF TWO.
Bey Cf j Blase SuSocmtM m Couple of Men
Wonts and Children Suffer.
Bay ?ty. Mich., Jan. 29. Two men
are dead, three women and four chil
dren are suffering from exposure, and
te Tan Ernst er block on Columbus
avenue In this city ia in ashes aa a re
mit of a fire at 4 o'clock yesterday
morning. The dead are: Mr. Van
Emster, aged G; Theodore Daring,
aged C8. The other victims are Mrs.
Van Emster, her mother, her sister and
her four children. Van Emster and
During were both overcome by the
smoke. The women and children were
rescued In their night clothes from the
burning building only to suffer in the
arctic temperature outside.
Do not allow yonr system to tret
weak and de-bilttated. It ia easy to
keep well and strong by taking Hood's
AT THE CANTON MECCA.
Pronsfsnt Iowa rollrlrten aa4 Also Gen
Canton. Jan. 29. G. M. Reynolds,
of Dot Moines, called on the presi
dent-elect this morning. He is on
his way east, and stopped here to
talk over several matters relating to
Iowa, and coupling that state with
the cabinet. He and the ' people of
Iowa would feel highly honored at
the selection of ex-Congressman Wil
son as secretary of agriculture. Rey
nolds is president of the Des Moines
National bank, and a personal friend
of Lyman J. Gage, and spoke in the
highest terms of the wisdom and
popularity of the selection of Gage
as secretary of the treasury. Rey
nolds1 name has been frequently
coupled with the office of comptroller
of the currency. He says he is mak
ing no effort to get it.
Mow Hls Alger.
Canton, Jan. 29 Gen. 'R. A. Al
ger arrived this afternoon and was
taken in the McKinley carriage im
mediately to the McKinley residence.
It is believed Alger will be the next
secretary of war.
The Neat Comptroller.
Washington, Jan. '29. From in
formation gathered from the appli
cants for the position who have
talked with McKinley on the subject,
the Associated Press feels warranted
in stating that Charles G. Dawes, of
Evanston, 111., will be appointed
camptroller of the currency.
Catastrophe la a Mine Shaft.
Grafton, W. Va., Jan. 29. This
morning SO miners were croinir nn one
side of the gravity road in empty cars
drawn by the weight of descending
loaded cars on the other side, when
the loaded cars broke loose and
crashed into the up-bound cars in
which the men were ridirnr. Ona nf
the miners was instantly killed snd
iu otners seriously in tared, two
The State legislators.
SprineiielcL 111.. Jan. 29. In th
house, after the introduction of bills
of minor importance, adjournment
was taxen tin Monday evening. The
senate was in session 10 minutes.
Hull offered a joint resolution for the
submission to voters of a constitn.
tional amendment granting women
President In Row Totk.
Washington. Jan. 29 The
dent left for New York this morninc.
and will tonight deliver an address
at the semi-centennial of the New
York Academy of Medicine.
-The, Plague Spreads.
St. Petersburg:. Jan. 29. Offieiali
of the Japanese legation confirm the
report- that the plague has broken
out in the island of Formosa.
Te Core a CeMtaOae Day
Take laxative Rmmn Oninina Tab
lets. All druggists refund the
money if it fails to cure. 2ft cents
CascaretS Stimulate liver, kirfneira
and bowels Never sicken, weaken
or gripe; 10 cents. '
Celebrated for its great letvsciiui strength
and healthfolnesa. Astares the food against
ahua and all forms of adnlteratlon common
to the cheap sranes.
BoTALBAXcse PowduOo HawTorki
Ow rear Ossn Senu aae U.rn It Inrared.
Insurance and .Loans
Boom 4, Mitchell A Lynda b'n?.
But the greatest of all Clothing Sales ever inaugurated in Rock
Island. No use of your buyinp old style, poorly made, shelf
worn, moth-eaten clothing that is the accumulations of from IS to
20 years, when you can buy at the London first class, stylish, well
made suits and overcoats for less money. Compare prices and
goods with other sales. Sale commences Thursday morning, Jan.
2JTO SHELP - WO-E&IN"
MEN'S SUITS, WORTH
MEN'S SUITS. WORTH
MEN'S SUITS. WORTH
2sTO MOTH EATBF
BOYS' LONG PANT SUITS, 14 to 19. WORTH $3.50, FOR
BOYS' LONG PANT SUITS, 14 to 19. WORTH $5, FOR -BOYS'
LONG PANT SUITS, 14 to 19. WORTH $7 and $8. FOR ' -
GOOD COMFORTABLE MEN'S OVERCOATS FOR
BOYS' UNDERWEAR, WORTH 35c. FOR
WOOLEN MITTS, WORTH 25c, FOR - - -WOOLEN
SOX, WORTH 20c, FOR - - -
To make this our greatest sale we have cut deep in aU' depaft
ments. We undersell everybody.. ?
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
quality is guaranteed.
To trade where prices
are the lowest.
To trade at the
& Gartf h,
314, SM, S88 Brady 84,
$6 TO $7. FOR
$8 to $10. FOR
OF THIS STYLE OF SHOE8 IN
Per Cenf Reduction
S3, 3.50 $4 t:l 5 St::
TO GET THElf OUT QUICK AND TBI3 MEANS
$2 40 For Our $300 Lines I $3.20 For Our $400 Lines
$2.80 For Our $3.50 Lines I $4.00 For Our $5 00 Lines
EVERY PAIR GUARANTEED. -
pfiriTDOP a acn
Pointoro and Dccoratco
TO $1Q FOR