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ROCK. - ISLAM) ARGU
VOL.XLV. HO. 87.
COGS ISLAUD, ILL, HOUDAY, FE23UABY 1. 1S37.
On That Disclaimer of Claussen
nius A Company.
BUT 0050EM3 AID LaQOGEATIOI
CMca afeae Mora agalast the Pae
M f tba Beatrietioa Bill Copy at a
Ctrealar Bant Oat Ore tba West That
tae MaaaachiuatU Senator Object To
Saeealatto m This Week'. Work ia
C gnm Eatarday la the Iloaae.
Waahlngton, Feb. L Senator Lodge
aldyeaterriar: "8lncerecelving-acopjr of
tns telegrams which Claussenlua & Co.
wrs sending out to affect votes on the
immigration bill there haa been sent me
a copy of the circular which thla same
arm has been sending out through the
mail. Aa they stated In an Interview
that they were sending: out their tele
grams only In their individual capacity
it will be interesting to observe that
thla circular is addressed to agents, who
X suppose were also to act In their in
dividual capacity and not as agents of
the North German Lloyd Steamship
company. The circular is dated Chica
go. Jan. 23. 1937, addressed 'To Agents,'
and Is as follows:
"The Immigration bill which la In
tended to materially restrict immigra
tion comes up for final dlpoitlon in
the houso of representatives, Washing
ton, l. C, on Wednesday the 27th InsL
rraes the Defeat oa the BI1L
"'It Is quite clear that immigration
Will really be restricted to the extent of
total exclusion of immigrants should
the bill become a law, and every effort
hould therefore be made to Insure the
defeat of the bill. You are indirectly
Interested in the defeat 0t the bill as
much as we are, and we would respect
fully ahlc you to wire your representa
tive In coi.jress Immediately upon re
ceipt of this to vote against the bill. In
forming Mm that the measure virtually
means exclusion, and that his vote In
favor of the same will mean repudiation
by his constituents and his defeat at the
next elecUon. Trusting that you will
not fall to give this matter your prompt
attention we are, yours respectfully,
" If. CLAUHS15NJU8 & CO."
"fehctosed was a little slip In red type
as follows: 'Wire your representative
fully, and let us know cost of tele
gram and we will promptly refund
amount to you.' I think it is very de
sirable that the attention of congress, of
the press, and of the public should be
drawn to this attempt on the part of the
agents of a foreign corporation to defeat
a measure of great public Importance,
In which the people of the United States
are profoundly Interested."
WHAT CONGRESS WILL ESSAY.
The Senate Has the Nicaragua Canal and
the Hwnee More Appropriation.
Washington, Feb. 1. The week In the
senate will open with further discussion
of the Nicaragua canal bill. It Is ex
pected that this bill will be disposed of
In soma manner during the first half of
tha week. Morgan has given notice
that he will ask the senate to go on with
it today, and it was inferred generally
when he gave the notice that he would
ask the senate to sit tonight until a
vota should be secured. It is thought
now that If he asks for a night session
at all be will not do so until tomorrow.
Whether he will succeed In securing it
then will depend upon the seal of those
who favor the bill. Vilas and Turple
will oppose the bill by all the meana
at their command, and will filibuster
to prevent its passage. They will also
have assistance from other senators.
If the Nlcaragifa bill does not reach
a vote by the mldle of the week there
will be great pressure to get up other
measures. It appears most probable,
however, that the bankruptcy bill will
be given first place on the calendar,
barring appropriation bills and con
Lodge expects to secure considera
tion of the conference report on the Im
migration bill during the week. Sen
ator Gibson will antagonise this report,
and tha friends of the bill count upon
the necessity of spending considerable
time on It. The arbitration treaty will
be reported at the first executive ses
sion and an early day asked for Its
discussion. It Is likely that it will come
up for consideration during the week.
The time of the house will be devoted
probably almost entirely to the con
sideration of appropriations, of which
the consular and diplomatic and the
District of Columbia areon thecalendar.
There Is little In the diplomatic bill to
create conflict. It la possible, however,
that an effort wll be made In the house.
as it was In the committee, to raise the
salaries of the consuls below .2.500
which were placed under the protection
of the civil service by Cleveland to tha
latter figure. In order to afford the In
coming administration an opportunity
to displace the existing officials. But
If the attempt la made it probably will
fail, aa tt did In committee. It ia possible
that the rules committee may decide to
give the house a chances to vote this
week on the international monetary con
farence bill which passed the senate last
SEED VOTES AOAIXST FBEB SEEDS.
Incident ef tha Debate oa tha Agrtoa.1-
maral BUI la the Bow.
Washington. Feb. L The nominal
business of the house Saturday was the
consideration of the agricultural ap
propriation MIL. which was passed be
fore adjournment, but much of the time
was devoted to political discussion. In
cidental to this discussion was a spirited
speech by Mondell of Wyoming upon
the free silver Republicans of tha west
who had bolted from their party dur
ing tha campaign. He declared that
the bolting Republican leaders had been
raised to prominence aa much by their
party organisation aa by their own
worth, bad used that organization to
aid the Democratic-Populist combina
tion, and then after tha election had
been rewarded by tha treachery of their
allies. Be cited tha defeat in Idaho of
Senator Dubioa, to whom he paid a high
..The frag distrUmtaia atfjM&i hx tha
department of agriculture raised an in
teresting discussion. Northway of Ohio
asserted that Secretary Morton endeav
ored to discredit the custom by procur
ing poor seeds, and Bromwell of Ohio
charged that the -seed firm of May ft
Co., of Minneapolis, had attempted to
bribe him by an offer of seeds free to
refrain from calling the attention of con
gress to the quality of the goods they
furnished the department. An amend
ment was offered by Mercer of Nebras
ka for free distribution to members of
poultry, swine and other live stock, to
Illustrate his opposition to seed gifts.
At the request of agricultural organi
zations of his state Hill of Connecticut
proposed to strike out the seed items,
but his proposition was lost 42 to 70.
Speaker Heed vcted for the first time
this session, and against free seeds.
Morton Not I'oated oa Castor lleaos.
Washington, Feb. 1. Secretary Mor
ton sent a reply to the house resolution
asking for Information regarding the
production of castor beans which the
house passed Thursday after Steele of
Indiana had read a letter from the
secretary, rather sarcastic in tone, re
fusing the Information. In his reply
the secretary states that it is impossible
to comply with the resolution because
the department has no data whence the
Information can be collated. He adds,
however, that perhaps the chief of the
bureau of statistics of the United States
treasury department may probably sup
ply the information needed.
Cox Present a Rebel Claim.
Washington, Feb. 1. Cox of Tennessee
introduced a bill in the house of which
the first section states that when Lee
surrendered to Grant officers were per
mitted to retain their horses, side arms
and baggage, and private soldiers their
horses belonging to them, and that after
the surrender federal soldiers by force
took from the surrendered rebels their
horses, wherefore Cox wants $200,090 ap
propriated to reimburse the disponed
Overwhelmed with Application.
Washington. Feb. 1. The navy de
partment wants no more civilian in
spectors, and wants the fact given the
widest publication. Within a few hours
after the press dispatches gave notice
that the department was about to em
ploy a few expert civilians as steel In
spectors the applications began to flow
in until there were" 117 for the fifteen
places, which have been filled.
SEVEN MEET A FIERY DEATH.
Six of the Victim Are Children and One a
Wire and Mother.
New York, Feb. 1. During the early
hours of yesterday two fires occurred in
Hoboken, N. J., which resulted in the
Iofs of seven lives. Many poor people
were made homeless, and even had nar
row escapes for their lives. The fires
occurred in different parts of the city,
and one of them at least is believed to
have been of incendiary origin. The
first fire started in the- three-story
frame building at 410 Newark street.
There a mother and five children lost
their lives. At the other fire a little
girl was burned to death.
The dead are Mrs. Nellie Schroeder,
40 years old, wife of Charles Schroeder,
her children Henry, 11 years old; Kate,
l; Maggie, 7; John, S: Willie. 3 months,
and Maliel Mangles. The second fire wasat
153 to 159 Fourteenth street. It was
there little Mabel Mangles perished.
Her sister Florence was seriously
burned, but is expected to recover. .
SYNDICATE OUT ON A GOBBLE.
Wants All tha Cincinnati Beer Faetories
and Can Likely Have Them.
Cincinnati, Feb.L The Enquirer says:
"Three representatives of a gigantic
London syndicate are In this city for
the purpose of gobbling up the biggest
breweries here and success, has so far
crowned their efforts. They have pur
chased an option on sixteen, and the
deal has processed so far that most
of the brewers have begun taking stock
and summing up all the saloon chattel
mortgages they hold for the purpose of
knowing just how they stand. The deal
will be closed during the coming week.
The amount to be paid for the lot ag
gregates t9.000.000. One half will be paid
in cash and the other half in preferred
stock, with guaranteed Interest so that
the present owners will have some voice
In the future administration of affairs.
The older brewers were the most eager
to make the talc, owing to the condi
tion trade has been in generally for
OOM PAUL CROWS INDIGANAN1.
Like a Lioa at Bay He Says, "Let Them
Coma Oa" to John Ball.
London, Feb. 1. A dispatch to The
Telegraph from Pretoria says that after
an interview between J. B. Robinson,
the millionaire mine owner, and Pres
ident Kruger. of the Transvaal republic,
the correspondent of The Telegraph
handed the president a copy of the cable
report or the speech of Chamberlain, in
parliament last Friday night. After
reading Chamberlain's speech carefully
president Kruger rose and. with a show
of great lndinatlon. giving his hearers
the impression of a lion at bay. ex
claimed: "lt them come If they want
to uute my country.
- . ...
Faslemtrts Bounce four BennbUeaaa.
Lincoln. Neb., Feb. 1. The fusion ma
jority in the house after an all-day de-
hate unseatea the four Republican
members from Douglas county (Omaha)
on 'the ground of fraud and bribery.
The vote was close, many fusionista
supporting the sitting members.
Stats r On Crrv cr Thudo, I
elVVM V.WJS Ha
Frank J.Caeoey nukes otth that he ia ths
arnlor partner ol tba trm of P. J CVenej Co.
Soiag baalaaw at the city of Toledo, coa
state af mastiff, sad that said fin win pay tt
era of OBI HUIBRID DOLLARS for
sad emy este of catarrh tkat etaaotha care by
lbs aae of Hau's Catarrh Care.
TUAMK J CHSXCT.
Beers to before aa aid nbecribed la say
ace lai eta day of Daocmber, A. D. ISM.
A. W. Glsio
Bam CaUrrh Care is takes tataraatty and eat
eitetttj ea the blood aa
ayttea. lend let teatlawilala. tie
W. i. Caaaar Co.
HUNTED TO EARTH
Second of the Fiends Who Mur
dered the Meeks.
GEO. TAYL0B LTJ THE LAWS G&LP.
Caught ia a Sheep Camp ia California
After Escaping and Evadlag the Sleaths
Since Last April Capture Becalls the
Murder of a Whole Family, lnrfniny a
Babe, by Two Brothers of the State of
Kansas City, Feb. L By the capture
of George Taylor at Hanford, CaL, the
last chapter in one of the most atrocious
murders in Missouri's history has been
begun. Requisition papers win be got
ten out immediately for the return here
of the noted murderer, and death on
the scaffold, which awaits Taylor, will
doutftleas rapidly bring to a close the
Meeks family horror. The story of the
capture, wired from Hanford is as fol
lows: "Friday a man named Lane, who
had known Taylor weU in Missouri saw
him on the streets of Hanford. He im
mediately notified Sheriff Buckner, but
by that time the man had left town
and the officers lost track of him. Later,
however, he was located in a sheep
camp fourteen miles southwest of Han
ford, near Tulare Lake. The sheriff or
ganized a posse and went in pursuit.
When they neared the camp the man
who had identified the outlaw in Han
ford was sent ahead to reconnoitre. He
came back and reported that there was
no possibility of mistake.
Took the Camp by Surprise. -
"The man in the camp was George
Taylor. The officers knowing the des
perate nature of the man they were
after, waited until dark. Then they
surrounded the camp. Taylor was com
pletely . surprised and made no re
sistance. With hint was a young boy
who was also arrested. The two were
brought back to Hanford and are now
In Jail. The captured man denies that
he is the much-wanted Taylor. He
calls himself 'Rattlesnake Bill' and
gives no other name. He tells a number
of contradictory stories as to where
be came from, locating himself succes
sively in Texas, British Columbia, Mon
tana and Oregon. When in irons the
arrested man recognized Lane, and ac
cused him of giving him away to the
officers, adding with an oath -that he
knew Lane in Missouri, where they
were boys together. Taylor is a stout
bilt man with long fine black hair
that hangs to and curls on his should
ers. He is of swarthy complexion. Lane
positively identified him as the mur
They Butchered a Whole Family.
Bill and George Taylor were brought
here. They were condemned to hang
together for the murder of the Meeks
family, and while in the cArollton Jail
escaped on the night of April 11 last.
Bill was caught on the roof of the Jail,
returned to his cell, and less than a
month later was hanged for his part in
the crime. George made his escape, and
till now has eluded capture, though he
had been reported to have been seen
in many parts of the country. Gus
Meeks, his wife, his two little girls and
his baby, were shot and beaten to death
on the night of May 11. 1894, on a lonely
road in Sullivan county. Mo. The Tay
lors were bankers, and had been ac
cused of making a big cattle steal.
Meeks was to be the principal witness
for the state, and on the night of the
murder the Taylors were aiding the
family to leave the country, they hav
ing paid Meeks for agreeing not te ap
pear against them.
Bid the Bodlea la a Straw Stack.
After most brutally murdering all but
Nellie, 9 years old, the brothers placed
the bodies of all in a straw stack on
George Taylor's farm. Nellie, though
bardly wounded, managed to crawl from
the stack next morning and gave the
clarm. The Taylors fled, and for months
the whole country roundabout the scene
of the crime was up Iti arms. The mur
derers in three - onths were run down
at Mountain Home, Ark., and brought
home for triaL Several attempts to
lynch them were made, but the law
was enabled to take its course. They
had plenty of money, and at the first
trial succeded In buying the Jury. Sev
eral Jurors were convicted and a new
trial was had. Finally murder In the
first degree was the verdict and the sen
tence hanging, which Bill has already
undergone and which must soon take
place in George's case, was pronounced.
SASH TRUST IS ONE AHEAD.
Attempt of Wisconsin to Tie It Up Ba
sal U In Failure.
Oshkosh, Wis.. Feb. L The attempt
on the part of the attorney general to
tie up the sash and door combination
until the determination of the para
mount issue whether or not the Na
tional Manufacturing company is i
trust has failed, and the proceedings
to annual the charter of the company
now revert to the status they oc
cupied at the inception of the action.
The injunctional order prayed by At
torney General Milrea on behalf of the
state has been denied by the court.
The original injunction granted by
Judge BurneU some months ago was
left in force.
This original injunction prohibits the
declaring by the defendant company
of any forfeitures against members for
violation of the rules as to the terms
and prices. The additional Injunction
asked for and by the court denied was
intended to prevent the defendant com
pany from carrying on any business or
paying any money for the purpose of
regulating competition among its mem
Te O are a CeM ha Ox a Bay .
Take laxatirs Bronco Qniaine Tab
lets. All draggut" refund tha
money it it tails to core. 35 cents
Mrs. Window's Soothing Syrup has
been ased for children tee thing, it
soothes the child, softens the guns.
allays all pain, esses wind eolio, sad
is us Deaf remeay iot aiarraoaa.
Twenty-Ire oasts a bottle.
DAWES IS THE COMPTROLLER.
Saya Ha la MeKhmley's Chaloa. Bat Wants
Kckal to Stay Bla Thato Oat.
Chicago, Feb. 1. Charles 6.
Dawes said to the Associated Press
this morning: "The report that I
hare been tendered and accepted the
appointment as comptroller of the
currency is true. This seems to
have given rise to the inference that
I expected to succeed Mr. Eckles
prior t3he expiration of his com
mission in 1898. I esn say for my
self, and I think I speak for all con
cerned, that I sincerely hope Mr.
Eckles may see his way clear for the
retention of his position until the ex
piration of his commission. His
distinguished services as comptroller
of the currency rendered amid so
many embarrassments and complica
tions have earned him the gratitude
of the nation."
WUeoa Baa Accepted.
Washington, Feb. 1. Hon. James
Wilson, of Iowa, has written friends
in Washington confirming the report
that he had been tendered the office
of secretary of agriculture in the
next administration, saying he had
accepted the office.
The U. 8. Senate and Doom.
Washington, Feb. 1. As soon as
the senate met it went into executive
session on the arbitration treaty be
tween the United States and Great
Britain, reported by the committee on
foreign sffairs with amendments.
Discussion followed as to when it
should be considered, and the dispo
sition shown was to have it go over
till printed. The senate also took
up the Japanese treaty with refer
ence to trsde marks, etc., and rati'
The bill passed the house prevent
ing carrying obscene literature and
articles designed for indecent or
immoral use from one state or ter
ritory to another.
Eckels on Finance.
Washington, Feb. 1 Comptroller
Eckels had a conference with the
house committee on banking and
currency. He expressed the opinion
that the only remedy for the exist
ing financial troubles was a complete
revision of the banking system which
would amount to almost a new sys
Bradley's Bank Burglarized.
Oltumwa, Feb. 1 Bradley's bank
at Eldin wss burglarized last night.
All the funds were taken. The bank
officers refuse to state how much.
but it usually kept 15,000 to 18,000
on hand. The burglars escaped with
a stolen team and buggy.
Rheumatism is caused bv lactic acid
in the blood. Hood's Sarssparilla
neutralizes tne acid ana cures men
Should know that Foley's Honey and
Tar is absolutely the best remedy for
aii aiseases oi the throat, chest or
lungs. Dealers are authorized to
guarantee it to give satisfaction in
all cases. Sold by M. F. Bshnsen
Celebrated for it great leavenlnc strength
and healtbftilnea. Asrara tba food agalaet
alum and all form of adulteration common
to the cheap brand.
Bota Banna FowsaaCo. BewToriu
Ova Tour own Horn and Bait It arumd,
Insurance and Leans
Boom 4, Mitchell A Ljade bag.
. 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.
3STO SHELF - WO-ROS
MEN'S SUITS, WORTH
MEN'S SUITS, WORTH
MEN'S SUITS, WORTH
2TO MOTH EATBKT
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 all depart
ments. We undersell everybody.
Oa 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 wheie the
quality is guaranteed.
To trade where prices
are the lowest.
To trade at the
324, S3ff, 828 Brad 8t
1 'in 11 1 1 1 'B
n 1 1 I 'iBBwi
$5 TO $7, FOR
$8 to $10, FOR
If it comes
The price is
Styles Always the
New Under muslins.
Prices cheaper than ever quality and workman
shp better than ever styles prettier than ever as
sortment greater than ever. Hence, we expect to
sell you more than ever.
In endless variety in Swiss, Irish Point Edge.
Guiplns, Cambric, Nainsook, etc., now on sale.
Compare our prices for the same qualities elsewhere,
acd find a difference of 10 to 15 per cent in our favor.
ADVANCE ORDERS OF
New Dress Goods and Silks.
Shown this week for the first time. These goods
are for early buyers, are very choice, and are con
fined exclusively to our store. We feel sure you can
find just what you want here in any of the above de
Harned & Von tar,
Corner Drcdy acd Second 3teeeta.
Rtsnsst tr.d Sfcsrt Length, ttla rsw in
TO $12 FOB $5
It it eomes
It is the