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ROOK - ISLAND ARUU
VOL.XLV. HO. 87.
SOCK I8LAHD, TLU, HOHDAY, TECSUAST 1, 1837.
9 FSIC3 TZXBZ3 CZ2T3.
On That Disclaimer of Claussen
nius A, Company.
CHIP 0050EM3 AID MMIQEATI05
CMcaco i(tM)t Mara Agaiast tha Paa
of Mm Kaatrietioa Dill Copy of a
Circular Saat Oat Om tha Wast That
Ika Maasachusrtts Saaator Objects To
pwmlatloa on Thla Waafc's Work la
Caagraaa fatorday la tha Iloose.
Washington, Feb. L Senator Lodge
said yea terday: -Since recelvlnacopy of
the telegrams which Claussenlus & Co.
were sending out to affect votes on the
Immigration bill there has been sent me
a copy of the circular which this same
Brm has been sending out through the
mall. As 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
this 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. 2 1S37, addressed 'To Agents
and Is as follows:
Tlie Immigration bill which Is In
tended to materially restrict Immigra
tion comes up for final dl?pnltlon In
tha house of representatives. Washing
ton, IX C, on Wednesday the 27th Inst,
rrges tha Dafcat oa the Bill. '
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
Should therefore be made to Insure the
defeat of the bill. You are Indirectly
Interested In the defeat of the bill as
much as we are. and we would respect
fully ask you to wire your representa
tive In congress Immediately upon re
ceipt of this to vote against the bill. In
forming him 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 election. Trusting that you will
not fall to give this matter your prompt
attention we are, yours respectfully.
" "H. CLAU8SENJUS & CO.
"Enclosed was a little slip In red type
a 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."
WOAT CONGRESS WILL ESSAT.
Tha Baaata lias the Moaragna Canal and
tha llwoas Mora Appropriation.
Washington, Feb. 1. The week In the
enate will open with further discussion
of the Nicaragua canal Mil. It is ex
pected that this bill will be deposed of
In soma manner during the first half of
the week. Morgan has given notice
that ha will ask the senate to go on with
It today, and It was Inferred generally
when he gave the notice that he would
ask tho senate to sit tonight until a
vot should be secured. It is thought
now that If he ak 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 zeal of those
who favor the bill. Vilas and Turple
will oppose the bill by all the means
at their command, and win filibuster
to prevent Its passage. They will also
have assistance from other senators.
If the Nlcaragifa bill does not reach
a vote by the midle 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 Qibson will antagonise this report,
and tha friends of the bill count upon
tha 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 la 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
tha consular and diplomatic and the
THatrlct of Columbia are on the calendar.
There Is little In the diplomatic bill to
create conflict. It Is 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 the
latter figure. In order to afford the in
coming administration an opportunity
to displace the existing officials. But
If the attempt Is made It probably will
fait as It did In committee. It Is possible
that the rules committee may decide to
give the house a chances, to vote this
week on the international monetary con
ference bill which passed the senate last
SEED VOTES AOAMST FREE SEEDS.
laeMeats af tha Debate aa tha Agrtoab
law Bill la tha How.
Washington. Feb. L The nominal
business or the house Saturday was the
consideration of the agricultural ap
propriation bill,, which was passed be
fore adjournment, but much of the time
was devoted to political discussion. In
cidental to thla discussion was a spirited
speech by Mondell of Wyoming upon
the free silver Republicans of the west
who had bolted from their party dur
ing the campaign. He declared that
tha bolting Republican leaders had been
raised to prominence as much by their
party organisation as by their own
worth, had used that organisation to
Id the Democratic-Populist combina
tion, and then after the election had
been rewarded by the treachery of their
allies. Ha cited the defeat In Idaho of
Senator Dubloa. to whom be paU a high
..The trs flLrtrflratlna af jmtA.t tba
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 &
Co., of Minneapolis, had attempted to
tribe him by an offer of seeds free to
refrain from calling the attsntion 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 12 to 70.
Speaker Reed voted for the first time
this session, and against free seeds.
Morton Sot Posted oa Castor Ileans.
Washington, Feb. 1. Secretary Mor
ton sent a reply to the house resolution
asking for information regarding the
production of cantor 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.
Cos 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 Applications.
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
epectors the applications began to flow
in until there were"l&7 for the fifteen
places, which have been filled.
SEVEN MEET A FIERY DEATH.
61s of the Victims 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
lots 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 Schroodor,
0 years old, wife of Charles Schroeder,
her children Henry. 11 years old; Kate,
l; Maggie, 7; John. 3: Willie. 3 months,
and Mabel Mangles. The second tire was at
1j3 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 Factories
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 tar
crowned their efforts. They have pur
chased an option on sixteen, and the
deal has progressed 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 $9,000 000. One half will be paid
in rash and the other hal? 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 rale, owing to the condi
tion trade has been In generally for
OOM PAUL GROWS INDlGANANt.
Like a Lion at Hay He Says, Let Them
Come On to John Boll.
London, Feb. I. 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.
tne correspondent of The Telegraph
handed the president a copy of the cable
report of the speech of Chamberlain, In
parliament last Friday night. After
reading Chamberlain's speech carefully
President Kruger rose and, with a show
of great indinatlon, giving his hearers
the Impression of a Hon at bay, ex
claimed: "Let them come if they want
to take my country."
raalonatU Bounce 00 Republicans.
Lincoln. Neb., Feb. 1. The fusion ma
jority In the house after an all-day de
bate unseated the four Republican
members from Douglas county (Omaha)
on the ground of fraud and bribery.
The vote was close, many fusionisu
supporting tne sitting members.
Stats r Oni, Crrr rt Touoo, 1
Frank J. Carney makes ouh that he Is tha
senior partner of the ana of P. 1 Csaney A Co..
eotnf enataow la the city of Toledo, coanty and
state afutsstie. sad that said Una wulpaytte
saw of OUR HUgDBID DOLLARS for
sad every eete of eatank tsat anaotbe cared by
las aae of Rail's Catarrh Care.
a art to before a.a aid abeerlbed hi my
race this tta day of Deomber. A. D. IBM.
Han's Catarrk Can M takes lataraallj and acta
dlsatUyaa the bleed and ssaeiae enrfaeesef tt
rjatas. load far tssUawaials. baa.
W. J. CaxxsT A Co. Taftaaa, Oaia.
HUNTED TO EARTH
Second of tho Fiends Who Mur
dered the Meeks,
GEO. TAYLOR IS THE LAW'S GBLP.
Canght in a Sheep Camp la California
After Escaping- aad Evading tha Sleuths
Since Last April Capture Recalls tha
Murder of a Whole Family, lacladlng a
Babe, by Two Brothers of tha 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 will be got
ten out immediately for the return here
of the noted murderer, and death on
the scaffold, which awaits Taylor, will
doutitkss 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 well 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 him 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
he 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
built 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 i 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.
Hid the Bodies in 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
hardly wounded, managed to crawl from
the Etack next morning and save the
clarm. The Taylors fled, and for months
the whole country roundabout the scene
of the crime was up In 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 Re
sults 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 a
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 injuncUonal order prayed by At
torney General Milrea on behalf of the
state has been denied by the court.
The original Injunction granted by
Judge Burnell 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 ara a CsM ha Oe a Dav.
Tah-a larativm Rrnmo Oninina TaK.
lets. All druggists refund the
none j u is iaus to car, zo cents
sirs. Win glow's 8oothiag 8 Trap has
OMR rsm lor children tae tains-, it
soothes the child, softens the enms.
sllsTS mil pala, care wiad 00 lie, sad
is tna newt remeay tor aiarraoam.
Tweary-RTS east a bowje
BRbseriDs tor Tn Amot. -
DAWES IS THE COMPTROLLER.
Says Ha la SfeKhHaya Chosor, Bag Wants
Eckels to Stay Bis Ttaae Oat.
Chicago, Feb. 1. Charles 6.
Dawes said to the Associated Press
this morning: "The report that I
have been tendered and accepted the
appointment as comptroller of the
currency is trne. This seems to
have (riven rise to the inference that
expected to succeed Mr. Eckles
prior ta-the expiration of his com
mission in 1898. I csn 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."
Wilson Baa Accepted.
Washington. Feb. 1 Hon. James
Wilson, of Iowa, has written friends
in Washington confirming the repot t
that he had been tendsred the office
of secretary of agriculture in the
next administration, saying he had
accepted the office.
Tha U. 8. Senate and Boose.
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 affairs 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
np the Japanese treaty with refer
ence to trade 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.
Eckela 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 was burglarized last night.
All the funds were taken. The bank
officers refuse to state how much.
but it usually kept $5,000 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 Ssrssparilla
neutralizes the acid and cures rheu
Shonld know that Foley's Honey and
xar aDsoiuieiy tne oest remeay lor
all diseases of the throat, chest or
lungs. Dealers are authorized to
guarantee it to give satisfaction in
all cases. Sold bv M. F. Bahnsen.
Celebrated for its zrest lesvenlni strength
ana hesltbfulness. Asian tha food against
ahua and all forms of adulteration common
to toe cheap brands.
Borax Raanie Pewssa Co. Sew Tork.
J s Bxmr
Own Tour On Uom and Mart It near.
Insurance and Loans.
Boom 4, Mitchell Lynda Vug.
& - 1
. But the greatest of all Clothing Sales ever inaugurated in Rock
Island. No use of your buying old style, poorly made, shelf
worn, moth-eaten clothing that is the accumulations of from 15 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 SHELF - WOIEMST
MEN'S SUITS, WORTH
MEN'S SUITS. WORTH
MEN'S SUITS, WORTH
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 eveiybody.
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 wheie the
quality Is guaranteed.
To trade where prices
are the lowest
To trade at the
& Caipt 09.,
324, S2f . 328 Brady St.
$5 TO $7, FOR
$8 to $10, FOR
If it comes
The price is
Styles Always the
Prices cheaper than ever quality and workman-
sh'p better than ever styles prettier than ever as
sortment g eater 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,
and find a difference of 10 to 15 per cent in our favor.
ADVAKCE 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 whit you want here in any of the above de
Harned & Von Llaur,
Corner Drody acd ttecoad Steeets
Rtsnsst vti Chert
TO $1Q FOR $5
If it comes
It is the
LenjUi sals naw in