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THE ROOK TSLAyP AlfflUB SAT U IIP AY, JANUARY 5, 189.
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THE DAILY" ARGUS
JOKM W. POTTER.
Saturday. January 5. 18fc9.
The great railrotd projected by the
Russian government, and spoken of Yr-
looaly M the "Obi Railroad," the ''Siber
iao Railroad," etc, will be, if completed.
the longest single line of railway in the
world. The country which this line will
open ud for commercial purposes is vast
in extent and practically untouched thus
far, no commerce existing except what is
carried on by most primitive methods
It will undoubtedly be productive when
opened for settlement, as the writings of
Mr. Keonan lead us to believe. The road
will extend from Tiumen in western Si
bena to Vlailivoslock, a Russian port on
the Pacific const, a distance of 4,000
miles. The cost Is estimated at between
$30,000 and 140,000 per mile. The
greater part of the proposed route pre
sents few engineering difficulties, the
chief of these being bridges of great sire,
which must be built over the great rivers.
The Tobal. the Irtish, the Tom, the Obi.
and the Yenixei will all require long
bridges, with sub-structures of gret
strength to resist the pressure of the ice.
Tiilnf Hwlnis Women.
There is a heavy duty on needles and
sewing thread. It is evident that the re
publican senators have never read Hood's
"Song of the Shirt," for they have re
fused to strike out of their tariff bill the
tax on needles and they propose to con
tinue the tax on tewing thread.
Clark, the spool thread man, has made
an immense fortune out of his monopo
ly. Like Carnegie, he has a palatial res
idence in Scotland. His great wealth has
been wrung from the necessities of poor
sewing women who in the great cities
are obliged to work for the merest pit
tance. The republican senators are in
favor of continuing CUrk's monopoly and
refuse to relieve the poor women who
toil in the gr rrcts of tenement houses to
eke out a miserable eiisteoce. Even In
the smaller towns the lot of sewing women
is a hard one and cheaper thread would
be a boon to tbem. But with the repub
lican senators monopoly must have its
way, no matter who may suffer.
The tariff tax on needles is another
burden on the industrious poor. Al
though there is not the slightest necesr
aity for this tax as a source of revenue
the senate voted the other day to con
tioue it, 22 to 20, all the republican sen
ators voting for it and all the democratic
senators against it. Every woman who
uses a needle ought to take her scissors
and cut her acquaintance with the re
At Trinity church, services tomor
row, at 10:45 a m. 13 m and 7 p m.
At the chapel at 2:30 and 7 pm.
At the Broadway rresbjtf rian church
Rev E D Bartholomew, of AiiCMiafftn
oJWp, "ill preach in the mornine. No
At the Twentieth street Evangelical
Lutheran church, services at 10 a m by
the pa-tor the Rev C A Mennicke. Text,
Matth. II, 1 12. Thema: , "Das Wort
Gottes. recbte einziije Leitstern auf dem
Wege zum Himnul." 2:30 p m Gemeind
The young men's meeting at the Y.
M. C. A. ro m U morrow at 3:80 will be
conducted by Mr. S. C. Clcland. A fif
teen minutes' song service will preceed
the meeting. There will be good singing
and short talks from younu men Sub
ject for the meeting: "Gods Com
mands." At the Christian chapel, there will be
preaching at 10:45 a m by Rev. Geo. E.
Piatt, pastor. Subject" "A Vital In
quiry." Service also at 7 p ra. Young
people's meeting at 6 p m. Sunday school
at 8:15 a m. H. II. Sears, superintendent.
All are cordially invited.
At the First M. E. church, preaching at
10:45 a m and 7 Dm. bv the Dastor. the
Re? O W Gue. Morning subject: "A
Occasion for Wonderful Rpioio'mcr
Evening: "A Supposed Dead Man Comes
Home to His Family." Young people's
metnodist Alliance at 6 p m, U E Adams,
At the Christian church. Geo E Piatt,
Dastor. Preaching at 10:45 a m. Sub
ject: "A Vital Ioouirv." Preachinff also
at 7 p m. Young people's meeting at 6
D m. Sundav school at 9:30 am -T If
Colburn, superintendent. Praver meeting
every weanesuay evening at 7 p m.
At the First Baptist church, II. C.
Leland, pastor. Services tomorrow at
10:45 a m and 7 p m. Morning subject:
"Sins of Omission." Evening subject:
"Removing Hindrances." Sabbath school
at 9:30 a m., J. W. Welch, superintend
ent. Yuiog people's meeting at 6:15 p
m. Meetings will be held every evening
except Saturday for three weeks. For
tieth Street Chanel. Sabbath school at
2:80 p m. Services at 8 30 pm.
At the Central Presbyterian church,
the pastor, Rev. A. B. Meldrum, will
preach, tomorrow at 10:45 a m and 7
p m. Morning subject: "The Christian's
Excelsior," a sermon for the new year.
Sunday school and Bible class at 9:30 a
m, J M Buford, superintendent. Young
people's meeting at 6 p m Next week
being the week of prayer, special services
will be held in this church every evening
Tha Chlnrne Treaty.
Washi.x3ton City, Jan. 5 The presi
dent yesterday sent to the senate a menage
containing correspondence on the Chinese
exclusion bill. A dispatch from Secretary
Bayard to Minister Denby is given, dated
Sept. 18, last, in which Bayard announces
the pawage of the exclusion bill and in
struct tHinby to impress upon the Chinese
government the necessity for instant deci
sion, as public feeling on the Pacific coast is
excited in favor of the bill and "the situation
is critical" Denby replied sending a dispatch
from the Chinese guvernmeut refusing to
ratify the treaty unless given an opportunity
to dlscuns it with a view to shortening the
period of exclusion, the stipulation fixing the
am at twenty years.
Thm Marana.il Island.
Wabiungtox City, Jan. 5 The state
department lias published some of the
Hamoan correspondence. The only new
thing iu it ia the statement of Consul Black
lock that on Nov. Jti be proposed to the Ger
man and British consuls that the represents,
tives of Germany, Great Britain and the
United Htatee order the rival chiefs and
their forces to return to their homes and to
suspend native government until they could
hear what the three governments had de
cided on. The British consul agreed with
Mr. Blacklock, but the German consul re
fused to entertain such a proposition, and
aid be most continue to recognize Tsmnioso
Gone Oat of the Old Clothes Business.
Philadilphia, Pa., Jan. S. Max Gold
berger, a .second-hand Booth street cloth
ing dealer who was recently convicted of
murder of the second degree in causing the
death of Mra, Annie 8cbnlberg by setting
Or to bis place, was santenoed yesterday to
Uvea years and ten months in the Eastern
A Fair Statement of the Pro
ceedings in Congress.
ONE IMPORTANT MEASURE PASSED.
The Nicaragua Canal Bill Disposed of by
the House A Folllioat llruMioit ia
the Senate Allison Sore the Tariff Rill
Will Be Done with by the 24th A
Pension Justly Bestowed Opixwed to
K ii gar Bounty.
Wartuxgtos City, Jan. 5 The debate in
the senate yesterday was rather spicy, the
principal participants being Vanes, Aldrich
and Hawh-y Aldrich being the man who
precipitated the oratory. The paragraph in
the tariff bill relating to Hamburg e.lgngs
was under consideration. It fix a the duty
at 45 cents per pound vwl 15 per cent ad
senator ".rn" VAXCE.
.valorem, and Vance propose 1 an amendment
materially reducing the duty. Aldrich said
that the paragraph had been recommended
in its exact terms by the prpent secretary
of tho trea-ury. H- suppwsd, however,
that It made no difference to Vance on what
paragraph he niado his "stump spjechea."
Vauco retorted that it was only when the
secretary's advice led .n tbe direction of rob
bery that the wnitor from Rhode Island ob-j-ote.l
to bis f Vance'.- "stump Rwhes." Id
answer to a quostio.i by Hawley Vance said
tliat tho syft-m of taxation nearest right
was th- English system. The object of the
question, be said, was to charge that Dem
ocrats were acting in English interests. Th
Republican party dislike t the foreigner
only when be brought something to sell.
When ho came himself to underbid the
American workingman be was welcomed
with oten an I hypocritical embrace.
Hawley 1 have no personal reason for
disliking England or Englishmen. I disbe
lieve in the English system of taxation; and
what I wnnted wes to get one Democrat (if I
could not get more)
to avow, frankly,
the honest purpose
of that party that
the adoption of free
trade is the policy
of that party. Not
one time in fifty, on
the stump or in the
newspapei s,uere we
able in the last cam
paign to get a Demo
cratic politician or
alitor to tell the
ruth in regard tc
the position of their
Joseph a h&wlet, Prly. England
le ies no protective duties whatever. There i:
a great variety of vegetable productions
which she cannot produce. There are m'..iy
things necessary for the t'.ble u1 for ninu-
.actures which she cinnot produce; woods
w hich she cannot grow, and cotton wbicb
she cannot grow. So that England is ut
terly unable to adopt oui protective policy,
if she wished to do so.
Vance I am not - an authorized exponent
of Democratic principles in the same diree
ti.m as religious people )cx k for the expos!
tion of their faith to the utterances of a
u-icil of those who have authority to pro
nounce. I am simply one man. The Demo
cratic party ..f tho United States has pro
nounced iUelf again and again in favor of s
taxation of foreign imports which will yield
sufficient revenues to the government; and it
has never advocated any other system.
Dawes argued that if protection was rob
bery it was just as much so when the plun
der was used to support the government a;
when it went to enrich the manufacturers.
The English system, he said, has two ele
ments which do not exist in ours one that
is "specific" entirely, and does not therefor
conform to the view of the senator from
North Carolina that the ad valorem way it
the only honest way. The other is that it
imposes duties on articles of general and
necessary consumption. Now which of these
elements is il that attracts the admiration ol
the senator from North Carolina?
Vance The principal thing that I admire
in the English sys'em of taxation is that al
the duties eollec ed go into the treasury. I
is an honest system of taxation and leave-
no room for stealing.
uawes translated this answer as meaning
that the English tariff was a free trade
tariff, and that the American was not.
The debate was continued at great length
and participated in by Mcpherson, Coke,
ana morgan. Hoar asked Morgan wbetbei
Le admitted the correctness of the deflnitioc
. of a free trader jiven by rYofessor Sumner,
of Yale col lege "the high priest of fre
trade" that a free trader was a person wht
did not mean to have the duties so ar
ranged as to attract capital into any btui
ness where it would not otherwise go, or tc
keep capital in any business where it would
not otherwise stay.
Morgan evaded the question and it wat
dlscu.-sed at length by Hoar and Vest
THE FILIBUSTERS TRIUMPH.
Another Failure of the Attempt to Amend
the Bouse Rules.
Washisotox Crrr, Jan. 5. When Reed
called up yesterday the resolution reported
Thursday abolishing the call of states and
territories on suspension Mondays, Auder
son of Kansas raised a point of order and
afterward the question of consideration. Hf
said the house must either take the resolu
tion or filibuster. He thought the gentle
man from Ma :ie had no right to block the
business of the bouse.
Reed replied that a large majority of the
bouse desired to get at public business aud
the gentleman from Kansas, on behalf of a
small minority, desired that it should not;
and yet the gentleman came forward and
ajaerted that somebody else was obstructing
business and not ha The house bud a right
to change iu ru es. Nothing but a very de
based condition of public sentiment would
make it possible for any member of the
hou.e to make the remarks made by the gen
tleman from Kansas.
Springer said that the contest for the re
tention of the rule was not a contest for the
rights of the minority, but for the despotism
of the one man power.
Blount of Geoigia said be hoped that
tbs bouse would not yield one single right
which the minority now possessed. I
The discussion that ensued turned on the
point made by Red that the fundamental
principle of our government the supre
macy of the majority was being over
turned every day in the bouse.
Randall of 1'enntylvania com batted the
idea, which be said bad taken possestiion of
some gentlemen, that with tbs responsibility
of a majority went also the ixiwer tn rida
over the minority rough shod. Any one
who would read the rules of the house from
the first concrete down to the present time,
wouid find one principle which had gov
erned the formation of all rules that they
should be made to protect a minority from
the despotic power claimed by the gentle
man from Maine to be possessed by a bar
majority of one.
Reed said that tin? rnles of the bouse were
not for the protection of the rights of the
minority. They bal no otlier otct than
the orderly conduct of business. He bad
stood here for twelve years, and he had seen
more honest measures killed by the rnles
than dishonest measures stopped.
Cox said that according to the structure
of our government the majority and minor
ity were one. When a vote was taken In
this chamber the minority bowed to the
majority and they became a unity. -
E. B. Taylor Wh n a minority prevents
a vote, what thenf
Cox That is its privilege under the con
stitution. Cox added that it was now proposed to
break up one of the 'vorst abuses of the rules
be bad ever seen. He was glad that the
committee on rules a as going to break down
that abuse and make the rules conform tc
what was good order and business prooed
After some furtbet discussion the speaker
ruled that the question of consideration
could not be properly raised". A vote was
tnen taken on orden lg tbe previous ques
tion, but Anderson and bis friends broke the
quorum by refrainit g from voting and at 4
o clock the bouse adj rarned.
THE SENATE AND HOUSE.
synoposls of Their transactions Another
Case of Filibuster.
Washington City, Jan. Tbe tariff bill
occupied the attention of tbe senate most of
yesterday, but it was laid aside without much
progress after a long political debate. Tbe
senate rules were amended to give the priv
ilege of tbe floor to -he president-elect and
vice president-elect. A brief executive
session was then held, and tbe senate ad
journed. Tbe house passed the Nicaragua bill with
amendments pro v id ng: that the United
States shall not be committed to any liability
of the company, wl.icb statement shall be
printed on every bo id; that no stock shall
be issued until at lenst 10 per cent, is paid
for in money and th U no bonds shall be Is
sued in excess of cap tal until the latter paid
in shall amount to 5 OOO.OdO; that congress
snail nave toe right to amend, alter or re
peal the act and reg llate the rates of tolL
Tne vote on the bill was 174 yeas to 34 nays.
1 he bill now goes back to the senate. Tbe
resolution abolishing tbe call of states for
oustness unuer susnsion or tne rules on
two Mondays in each month was then taken
up, but after a debate tbe opponents of the
measure declined to vote and left the house
without a quorum aud adjournment was
The Nicaragua Canal Bill.
Washington City, Jan. 5 The provis
ions of the Nicaragua canal bill as it passed
the house yesterday are in brief that the cap
ital stock of the con pany shall consist of not
less than 1,000,000 snares of $ l(X each with
the right to double that number upon vote
of two-thirds of the stock. Tbe bonds, stock.
etc., are to be issued at the principal efficj
in New ork city .nd disposed of only for
cah. The members of the board of directors
are to be citizens of the United States or
Nicaragua, but a majority of tueiu shall be
citizens and residents of the United States.
No change of concessions granted by Nicara
gua or Costa Rica i to be made without the
consent of this govt rnmeut An annual re
port of the affaiis of the company it
to be maue tJ tbe secretary of
the interior; the work of constructing
tbe canal is to be commenced in three years:
that notein? in the set shall be construed tc
commit the United States to any liability on
account of the Nicaragua company, and re.
quinnst this proviso to be printed on every
obligation issued ly the company; that
no certificate of stock shall be issued until
at least 10 per ce it shall be paid for in
money; that tbe st"Ck shall not be assign
able until tbe whole of the money shall be
paid in, and that so bonds ir. ex-es of tbe
amount of capital shall be issued until tbe
paid capital shall amount to 15,0 ti.Om; re
serving to congress the right to ait-ir, amend
or repeal this act, and to regulate tbe tariff
rates for transportation.
Prospects of the Tariff Bill.
Washington Crrr, Jan. 5 Senator Alii
says that tbe senate substitute for the
Mills bill will be adopted by tha senate and
sent to the bouse ty tbe !Mtb of January.
Tbe senator thinks that tbe bill is such s
good one that it ou ;ht to command the sup
port of the Democrats in tbe senate. But,
be says, whether th jy vote for it or not, it
will have enough ft lends to pass it, as there
are no differences among tbe Republican
senators which will hinder its success. Tbe
opinion among many of the prominent Dem
ocrats of the house s that if a bill should be
presented to tbe bouse during tbe present
session providing for a 50 per cent, reduction
on sugar and a tott.l repeal of tbe tobacco
tax it would pass.
Protests Against the Suifir Bounty.
Washington Crrr, Jan. 5 The sub-committee
of tbe senate finance committee hav
ing in charge tbe tariff bill gave a hearing
to-day to the sugar .'id iron interests. The
sugar planters of Louisiana have sent a com
mittee here beauel by John Diamond to
make an argument igaiast tbe bill as it now
stands. It is said they are also opposed tc
the proposed bounty to be given to sugar
producers. Mr. Sprockets, tbe celebrated
sugar planter is expected here, but be bai
made no arrangements to appear before the
committee). The cimmittee bns been in re
ceipt of a numbt r of protests against the
She Well Ilcserves a Pension.
Washington City, Jan. 5 Tbe house
committee on invalid pensions yesterday
made a favorable repjrt on twenty-five pri
vate pension Dins, toe most notable being a
bill granting a p-nsion of f 5 a month tc
Rebecca H. Lyon, a nurse in tbe late war.
The report shows that in addition to her
services she spent $35,000 of her own money
for tbe benefit of tae sick and wounded sol
dier a During her services as nurse gbe
contracted rheumatism, which resulted in
paralysis, and she is now almost helpless.
Representative Laird Recovering-.
Washington Cnr, Jan. 5 Representa
tive Laird, of Nebraska, is much better.
News has been received at the capitol of tbe
congressman's safe arrival at bis home in
Hastings, Neb. His condition has improved
very materially within the past week, and
while be is still in a decidedly disorganized
condition be is on tie highway to recovery.
As soon as be has bad a good rest and an op
portunity to drink in tbe healing air of
northern Nebraska be will be permitted by
bis doctors tojs tura to Washington.
MISSISSIPPI ttACE TROUBLES.
That etnta Very Prolific of Them Just
ow The Latest Reported.
Niw Orleans, Jan. 5. A special dispatcn
to The Times-Demo -.rat from Meridian, Miss.,
says: In tbe neighborhood of the Roberts
place, twelve miles northwest of this city,
there has been gr-jat excitemont tince tbe
Wednesday after Christmas. Tbe trouble
appears to have criginated from tbe bad
feeling engendered among tbe negroes of
that locality by tbe lynching of the negro
who entered the rouse of Mr. Houston at
midnight, and attempted to murder one of
the inmates with an ax. Tbe negro was recog
nized and afterwards banged. Since that
time the negrorn have been making
threats. Jus: kx fore tbe holidays an
old negro reported a conspiracy to kill
certain whites. Tl.is was corroborated by
overbearing a conversation between the
negro reportinj tho existence of a conspiracy
and one Bud Speats, wbo it was said was a
ringleader among I he negroes. Satisfactory
evidence being proiuced as to Spears' inten
tion and his determination to carry out bis
threat, a party of t tasked men rode up to his
bouse Wednesday, tbe 20th, and riddled biin
with buckshot Aiotber negro, w ho was at
Spears' bouse, was wounded in the hand, but
escaped. Since that time tbe white people
of that section .bavo been ferteting out con
spirators and arresting negroes and trying
tbem before a justice of the peace. Seven
negroes were under arrest Thursday, and
upon investigation were s. quitted. A num
ber of man ure stil. snder arms, but things
are gradually quie ing down.
"RKD NOSE MIKE" ARRESTED
Vor the Murder of I aymaster McClure
Sear Wilkesbarre, Pa.
Wileesbakrb, Pa. Jan. 5 The mur
derer of PaymasU r McClure and bis body
guard, Hugh Flamiigan, is now believed to
have beeu captured. Shortly after tbe
murder suspicion fell npon an Italian
known as "Rau Jftee Mike." as the guilty
man. He was am sted, but soon discharged
for want of sufficient evidence to convict
him with the crime. After his release he
went to Poughkeepaie, N. Y., where he has
since been constantly shadowed by Capt.
Dougherty, of Piukerton's detective force.
Yesterday tbe cap in rearrested tbe Italian,
and claims to have evidence enough to con
vict him. Tba prisoner will be brought
The "Q" Strike Is Off
Successful Issue of the
THE TEEMS NOT YET ANNOUNCED.
But They Appear To Be Satisfactory to
the Recent Antagonists The Cost of
the Difficulty Away I'p In the Millions
What the Barlington Lost in the
Fight Brief Hisiory of the Straggle
Mr. Stone's Maiemriit.
Chicago, Jan. 5 The officials of tba
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad and
tbe committee representing the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers came to a full un
derstanding yest-rday and the great strike
was declared orr.
ine conference, which has awakened so
much curiosity since it began last Monday,
came to an end shortly before ft o'clock yes
terday afternoon. Tbe last day's session
commenced at '.O-.HO a. m. and at that hour
it was expected that the result would be
known by noon. Presumably some diffi
culty was experienced in settling the point
on which the disagreement occurred on tbe
preceding day, and at 1 o'clock no conclu
sion had been reached. A recess was taken
until 3 o'clock, when the conference was re
sumed. Shortly after this tbe representa
tives of the road withdrew from tne room
for the purpose of giving the members of tbe
committee an opportunity to confer among
themselves as to whether they should grant
a modification of some point in tbe terms
unaer consideration. lbe committee was
alone for three-quarters of an bour, when
the Burlington people were called In,
and it was nearly two hours later when the
meeting broke up. To the reporters Vice
President N one said:
The Burlington strike is settled. By the terms
of the resolution under which the committee was
appointed at the Hk-hmond convention Mr. Cav
ener was instmcte I to report to Mr. Arthur at
Cleveland whenever a sett einent should be
reached. The committee has therefore requested
us not to make the terim of settlement public un
til it has had an opportunity to acquaint Mr. Ar
thur with the facta, as it is deemed only proper
aud courteous that he should hear it first from
the committee instead of through the public
press. We have told the memlers of the com
mittee that we ill scrupulously respect their
wishes in this regard. They promise th.i . Mr.
Arthur will advise me as shod as he nacew the
report so that 1 can advise our people ai .: the
public generally of the basis of settlement.
Chairman Cavener wouid say no uir than
this. He reiterated the statement of Mr.
Stone and said the public should te advised
as soon as Chief Arthur was heard from to
the effect that be bad received tbe report.
At present it was sufficient that the strike
Thus ends the greatest strike of the de
cade. It commenced Feb. 27, 1S when all
the engineers on tbe Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy system voluntarily abandoned their
positions because the company refused to
pay all engineers alike, regardless of their
exierience or time of service. The firemen
also went out and were followed later by the
switchmen. The struggle for supremacy be
tween the the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers and one of the most powerful rail
road corporations in the west appeared to be
an even fight for a long time, with the ad
vantage on neither side. The road was badly
crippled, aud sutainel Ijsses which would
have bankrupted a corporation of less
financial strength. Other western roads were
affected more or less, and some of them
criticised the management of tbe Burling
ton for its failure to placate the engineers.
Tbe company, however, stood firm, and
after much difficulty succeeded in employing
a sufficient number of engineers and fire
men to run their trains. These were brougl t
from various parts ot the country, aud ..f
course were non-b otherhool mn. The
ma j rity of them w-ere, however, Knights of
Labor, and their readiness to take tbe places
of tbe strikers widened the breach between
those two orders, whicn had never culti
vated the most friendly relations. It was
fully two months after the strike began be
fore the company was in position to resume
the regular running of all its trains, and up
to that time it had been able to handle very
little business, either passenger or freight.
The looses of the Burlington in consequence
of the strike are estimated at not less than
t3,0vM,U01. As bad luck would have it the
trouble came in a year when the company,
in common with all other western roads, was
suffering from tbe ruinous effects of the rate
wars and lean traffic, so that from these
combined causes the Burlington's losses for
1SS8 ware upward of fo.oOO.OOd.
The drain on the treasury of the Brother
hood has also been heavy, as tbe idle engin
eers have received regular monthly allow
ances sufficient for their support from the
organisation for the past ten months. Re
cently complaints have been made that all
the railroads of the country wore arrayed
sgainst the strikers, so that if any of their
number applied for employment on other
roads their services were rejected. This
state of affairs convinced the brotherhood
that it was absolutely necessary to settle the
strike in some manner, and the annual con
vention at Richmond, Va., appointed a com
mittee of nine, with A. R, Cavener as chair
man, to bring about a settlement, and this be
has, happily, succeeded in doing in a manner
that will doubtless give him honor in his
Now that the strike is off the idle engin
eers will, by the rules of the brotherhood,
be deprived of the finaucial support which
they have heretofore received. But they
will also be given a chance of securing em
ployment, as by tbe terms of tbe agreement
all vacancies on tbe Burlington are hereafter
to be filled with brotherhood men.
The Cotton-Bagcing Trast.
8t Louis, Jan. 5. It transpired here yes
terday that the compact of bagging manu
facturers to combine for a certain purpose,
or so-called cotton-bagging trust, expired
Jan. 1 by limitation. Tbe pricj of bagging
has fallen about 2 cents since New Years,
and will probably still further decline. Tbe
manufacturers say they made a little money,
but not so much as they hoped to, on account
of there being an unexpectedly large amount
of bagging in the bands of outsiders. How
ever, tuey are satisfied.
Colored Men Call tin the I'resideuu -Washington
City, Jan. 5. Tbe delegates
to the colored Roman Catholic convention,
now in session here, called at the executive
mansion yesterday afternoon and paid tbeir
respects to tbe president R. L. Ruffln, a
colored delegate from Boston, introduced the
delegates, first presenting Father Toltou, of
Quincy, J.1L. the only colored Roman
Catholic riest in America, to the president
lay Gould Sends a Dispatch.
Nkw York, Jan. 5. Jay Gould yesterday
sent tbe followiug telegram to Vice Presi
dent Clark, of tbe Missouri Pacific: "If,
upon investigation, you find that any agent
in tbe employ of tbe Missouri Pacific has
been guilty of reducing rates in violation of
the agreement which went into effect Jan. J,
I want bim discharged at once and not re
employed." Not Talking About His Visit.
Washington Citt, Jan. 5. Senator His
cock and Senator Plumb returned at 2:
o'clock yesterday afternoon from Indianap
olis where they have been in consultation
with iTesident-elect Harrison. Senator
HiBcock came on tbe floor of tbe senate
shortly after bis arrival To a representative
of the United Press he said that be bad noth
ing to say about his visit to Gen. Harrison,
and that he wouid have nothing to say about
it. Senator Piumbsaid: "I did uot discuss
matters political with tbe presidentelect I
simply went and said good-day to bim and
weut out again."
h. Certainly, 1'orely Social.
Kiw York, Jan. 5. A dinner was given
in honor of Mr. John Wannamaker at tbe
Union League club last night by Mr. Logan
C Murray, president of tbe United States
National bank. The guests prevent were
Hon. Levi p. Mortou, Btephen B. El kins,
Cyrus Field, J. Seligmann, Theodore Roose
velt, Horace Russell, H. O. Armour, Fred
Grant, Whitelaw Reid, Elliott T. Sbepard,
Gen. George E. Dodge, 8iZourney W. Fay.
William Watrous, Rev. J. R. Paxton,
Thomas Rutter and James D. Smith. The
gathering was purely social la character.
The Chicago Times "Long" on
MALICIOUS LIBEL THE LATEST ONE.
Editors West and llunl.tp Arrested on
Complaint of Capt. Ri-hauck and In
spector Itonfield, W ho Deny the Lnwen
ensteln Charge The Papef Keep Up
the Fight and Has Eullsted for the
War Its Kditorlal Comment.
Chicago, Jan. 5. Joseph R. Dunlop. city
editor of The Chicngo Times, was arrested
last night charged with criminal libel, and
locked up at tbe Harrison street police
station. Warrants were sworn out during
tbe afternoon by Police Inspector Bou field
for tbe arrest of James J. West, principal
editor of The Chicago Times, aud Joseph R.
Dunlop, its city editor, on charges of crim
inal libel, for having published in that paper
yesterday morning the statement of tbe
wife of Detective Loweustein, charging
the police with being in complicity with
thieves, and acting as "fences' in the dis
position of stolen projierty.
Mr. t est was not in bis offics
Dunlop was arrested, but will
with the warrant when found.
Later Editor West was arrested later
in tbe evening, and soon afterwards, both
himself an I City Editor Dunlop were re
leased in M,0 H) bail, to appear before tha
police justice to-Tlay.
The complaint against The Times is
signed also by Capt. Schaack and he refuses
to talk olhvr than to say that the charge is a
malicious libel, and that all he has to say
will be said in court. Inspector B mtleld
also indiguantly denies the imputation cast
upon hiiu and says he hardly knows Lowen
stin. The Times in an editorial this morning,
after asserting that tha arrest was planned
at a time that would make it most incon
venient for men eng iged in getting out a
newtiiaper, and Mr. Dunlop thrust into a
cell "as foul as the reputation of some of
Chicago policemen," continues:
"The cise lies deeper. Tne Times has Leen
eemp-r.el to make severe criticism upon
police methods, especially of the wholly un
warranted manner in which its authorities
have undertaken to suppress free speech, a
right guaranteed by the constitution of llli
nols as by the federal and by the funda
mental law of all tbe states. Its strictures
have descended strongly and deservedly
upon the head of John Bon Held, a vicious
and degrading force in the police establish
ment whose mind is written in a hang-dog
face, who would ba invaluable in
the service of a despot or a slave driver, but
as a conservator of the peace in a free city
is a crying failure. Having done what be
could to deny the right of free speech Bon
field attempts what in him lies to deny the
right of a free pre. The Times fuily un
derstands the limitations upon both rights.
Neither may degonerute into license.
Any one may Treely write, freely pub
lish, freely speak, being responsible
for the abuse of that liberty. Tbe
Times will not, u;x)n tho menace of a club,
cease freely to speak nor will it seek to avoid
its responsibility for all that as a free press
it may choose to utter. It will dust the
jacket of these varlets uutil they mend their
methods. Standing by what it has said in
this connection it will continue to uncover
rascality until the offenders ara projwrly
"Eleven years ago an autocratic judge
said ill bis wrath that Wiibur F. Storey was
guilty of constructive contempt of his
tribunal and with mighty show of writs and
things committed him to jail. A year later
the people passed judgment on that judge
and his public career win ended. Bjutield
and Sobaack are not mightier than the
bench. Their day is at baud.
. Setting Vp an I'tipleasaiit Surprise.
Cinctxxati, O , Jan. 5. A special to The
Evening Pout from Birmingham, Ala,, says:
Coroner Babbitt yesterday morning began
trie investigation of a case of suspected wife
and child murder which may rival the
Hawes horror. A man living in a suburban
town is suspected of haviug poisoned bis
wife and daughter with 'rotijh on rats" in
order that be might marry again. The
bodies of the woman and child will - lie ex
humed and a post, mortem held. No arrests
have yet been made and the m.m has no idea
that he is under suspicion. He is making
arrangements for bis wedding, which is to
take place next week. His wife and child
have been dead about ten days.
t ears of Trouble at 1'anama.
Panama. Jan. 5 Work on the canal is
being lessen -d daily and its total suspension
is feared. This would throw thousands of
men out of work, nud lbe Colombian gov
ernment, in anticipation of trouble, has ad
dressed a circular to the consuls from for
eign countries protesting against any re
sponsibility being incurred by it should the
most severe measures have to lie adopted to
maintain order. The consuls are requested
to obtain instructions for tbe transportation
of citizens of their several countries from the
isthmus in case of a total collapse of work.
Suicided In a Church Study.
Salem, Mass., Jan. 5. Rev. Fielder Is
rael, aged ii'i, committed suicide last evening
in his study in the First Unitarian church
by cutting bis throat with a razor while
mentally deranged ns a result of bis narrow
escape from the burning steamer Maryland
at New York some time ago. Dr. Israel bad
been pastor of tbe First church since 1SS7,
coming from Baltimore. He wps prominent
in Masonic circles, being a member of Star
King lodge, Washington Royal Arch chap
ter, and past high priest, and also chaplain
of the grand lodge of Massachusetts.
Wanted to Whip the "DaRos."
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 5 The Jour
nal's Duluth special says: Tbe strike of the
coal beavers assumed serious proportions
yesterday. About 10 a. ra some :k)0 strik
ers visited dock No 1, where about thirty
Italians were at work, guarded by a line of
police..ien. They proposed to whip tbe
"dagos" and attacked tbe line. A lively
fight ensued, and the police used their clubs
freely. A number of strikers bad tbeir
heads badly cut, but no policemen were hurt
Tbe strikers finally retreated.
The Girls Just toft ia Time.
Toledo, O, Jan. 5. Black's extensive
factory, corner Oak and Huron street, was
damaged by fire and water last evening to
the extent of 20,W0. The VJ00 girls em
ployed there bad just left when the fire was
discovered and had a narrow escape. Dam
age to building about .UU0; fuiiy insured.
Escltement Orer an Oil Discovery.
Whkelino, W. Va, Jan. 5. There is a
great deal of excitement in the vicinity of
Eureka, Pleasants county, through tbe dis
covery of a 100-barrel oil weiL It is ex
pected that a large extent of valuable ter
ritory will be opened, in consequence of the
Burned lo Death In a Kail way Wreck.
Cbetesne, W. T., Jan. 5. Jamea Hughes,
an itinerant telegraph operator, from Shel
byville, Mo., was killed yesterday morning,
and Engineer Nottage and Brakemnn Isam,
were slightly injured in a rear-end collision
of two freight trains on the Union Pacific
railroad ID J miles west of this city. Tbe
caboose and two cars of the forward train
were ditched. Fire ensued and the bridge
and the three cars were consumed. Hughes
was frightfully burned, and died a few
minutes after being placed in the care of a
Can Cross tha Canadiau I'aciHc
MuiKEAPOLis, Minn., Jan. .'. The Jour
nal's Winnipeg special says: Before the
committee of the privy council yesterday,
at Ottawa, permission was granted the
Manitoba government to crogs tbs track of
the Canadian Pacific in ten places under cer
tain restrictions. No further obstacles were
interposed by tbe Canadian Pacific com
pany. "Thus am I doubly armed my death and life
ly bane and antidote are both before me" "
n hei oer to sit aione suffering with neuralria
Or buy on. botUe of Salvation Oil!
Tbe Austrian government has ordered
grea'.er attention to teaching the German
language in tbe Hungarian schools.
The returning officer of the London (Eng
land) county council has instructed bis depu
ties to accept ladies as candidates.
Tbe German emigration for the year 1889
was 96,000, against 97,000 in 18S7. Tbe bulk
of the emigration was to America.
The authorities at Cairo, Egypt, have
later information from Khartoum indicat
ing that the White Pasha is Stanley.
William Walter Phelps said Friday night
at Washington City that it is not ai present
Mr. Blaine's intention to visit Indianapolis.
Seven persons were drowned in the Lud
wig canal at Nuremberg, Bavaria, Friday
by the break ii g of tbe ice upon which they
"Lord" Charles Manning, a confidential
clerk in the sheriffs office at Long Island
City, N, Y., is missing, and so are some of
the sheriiTs funds.
Surgeon General Hamilton, of tbe marine
hospital service, left Washington City
Saturday for Chicago, where he will assume
tbe editorship of u medical journal
George H. Kimball, superintendent of the
eastern division of the N.ckel-Plate railway,
with headquarters at Cleveland, has ten
dered his resignation, taking effect at once.
A terrible famine and drought are prevail
ing in the interior of China, in the province
of Shantung the crops have beu entirely
destroyed by the overflow of the Yellow
Luigi Pietro, one of tbe revolutionists un
der Garibaldi, died at Boston Friday, aged
73. Since his banishment from Italy be
earned his living by singing and as a knife
The Northern Pacific railway baa b n
ued by tbe government for 5,OOJ,000 for
cutting government timber. It is said tbe
road has cut l-SJ,0 K),000 feet without au
thority. Ben Hopkins, the Fidelity bank (Cincin
nati) wrecker, was set at liberty Friiay on
receipt of H19 president's pardon. He is a
very sick man, however, and lias little
chance for his life.
Senator Turpie presented to the United
States senate Friday the petition of the
United States Eyeless Pensioners' association
praying that artilicial eyes be furnished to
eyeless jiensioners of the late war.
The United States inspectors have con
cluded their investigation of the burning of
the Kate Adams, and report that forty -two
persons perisued in that disaster, eihteeu of
whom were children of deck passenger.
The president Friday sent to congress a
messa;e recommending an appropriation of
$15,000 as indemnity for the accidental kill
ing of several Japanese subject by the crew
o( the U. S. steamship Omaha at tbe i-1 md of
Ihisirna i:i Mircii IW, w hile engaged in tar
Tlrt postmaster general has issued an or
der to the effect that he has appointed Ben
jamin F. Gullic as special agent to take
charge of the iostoffice at Kansas City, who
will conduct the office under the name and
style of "iwwtollice inspector ant special
aaent in charge," until the vacancy shall be
Business failures during the last seven
days number for the United Stat-a Ji.ltf,
Canada lis, total :S7; as against 'J'.I9 last
week, and the corresponding week of
last year. Failures are nsu illy nu ueious at
this season of the year for a variety of
reasons, but :S7 in one week is proljably tbe
highest numlier ever recordad in this country
in that period of time.
Figure as tn the Cirrulation.
Wa.shii-.ton- Citv, Jan .'-.The treasury
department in mthiy statement for Decem
ber show s a net increase in the circulation
during that mouth of $303, 4Si. There was
a decrease, in round numbers of $1,51), O K)
in gold coin; $s,2."i0,000 iQ gol I -erlifi-ates,
and f:i."iO ,oi 0 in national bank notes, and
an inci'ee.so of f-V.O.OOO of standard silver
dollars, ? W.i.O.H) in subsidiary silver. S,7Jt
JO0 iti silver certificates and about ft 5X1,000
in Cnited States notes Tiie total circula
tion of tha country on Jan. i is placed at
'.,4i"0,4".94j, and $.VO,VMO,?I5 in the treas
ury. Trivate Secretary Halford Returns.
LorisviLi.K, Ky., Jan. 5. Private Secre
tary Ibufoi-d returned to Indianapolis yester
day morning, after seeing bis wife and
daughter off on their way to Florida. He
had no conference with any Republican ex
cept Judge Denny, of Lexington, who called
on bim at the hotel Thursday night.
A Life Sentence lor Itohbery.
Acgvsta, Me., Jan. 5. Stevens and
Campleil, on trial in the municipal court for
the rdiery of Mr. Frost, of Winthrop, were
convicted Thursday, and sentenced to state
prison for life. Neither would t ike the wit
The Weather We May Eiprrl.
Washinottis City. Jan. 5. The following are
the weather indicati-ms for thirty-six hours from
Bp. ni. yesterday: For Wisconsin and Michigan
Liht lix-al snows: slightly colder, except ia
Lower Micliitran nearly stationary temperature;
winds p-neraliy northerly. For Indiana and
Illinois Fair weather, preceded in southeastern
ludiana by rain; nearly stationary temperature;
winds liecominc northwesterly. For Iowa Fair,
slightly cider weather: northwesterly winds.
Chicago, Jan. 3.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat-So. 4 January, opened 1 100
closed May. opened $10 3,. closed $1.047;
July, opened and closed Sc. Corn No.
January, opened S3V closed 3dt,: February
opened l4.-, closed 3Ji8o; May, opened 3b-$c!
closed 4c. Oats No. 2 January, opeued
and closed ilc: May, opened closed
Sc. Pork January, opened $1:!.50. closed
f 12.75:Fetruary, opened aud closed $13.00; May,
opened closed SlJ.JO. Lard-Jauuary
opened $7.9, closed iT. )'.
Prices at the tuion stock yards: H gs Mar
ket opened moderately active with lik'hl grades
sUady, aud heavy and mixed lets 5c lower;
lipht grades $;,.i Of-iS.-JS; rough pac'-ing, $4
1W; mixed Ms. (l-9VTt5.3l): heavv packing and
shipping l.rts. $: .005.50. Cattle-Strong;
beeves. J8 tXt.iM; bulk. J1 T.)&4 0; cows.
$14043 il; Mockers and feeders, $'.'.10iS 3D.
Sheep-Firmer; rniittous, $3.u04 S3; west
ern corn-fed. S3 '(34 05; lambs, $1.503,6.00.
Produce: Butter-Fancy Elgin creamery, iSi
80c per lb: fancy dairy, irg ilc; packing stock,
lriai6o. F.gRs-Strictly fresh laid, 18 19c; ice
house stock, ).Va.IGc. Pressed poultry Cluck
ens, TQ,9c per lb; turkeys. 10aiivic; ducks. 9&
10c; geese $ .Wfc7 . per doz. rotatoes Choice
Biirbauks, 00,t,Jc per bu; Beauty of He run, 30c;
Early Rose, aTiftiTc; sweet potatoes, $1.4a.0U
per bbl. Apples-Choice Michigan, f 1.3313.1
per bid. Cranberi :es- $7 0tV,'lT .50 per bbl.
New Yob. Jan. 4.
Wheat Irregular; No. 1 red state JM16; No.
2 do, 1 O.'li; No. a rvd winter January. $1.00:
do February.. fl.Oi Corn Quiet: No. 8 mixed
cash, 4iilc; do January, 4."i.4'c; do Febnjary.fcc.
tats-Steady; No. 1 white Hate,:i9e; No. '.'do,
Jlt4c; No. 2 mixed January, SHc; do February,
32a Rye-Dull. Barley-Nominal. Pork-Hull;
mess, 1-I.axai4 2V Lard-Quiet; January
$7.75; February. $7 07.
Livestock: Cattle Market firm and higher;
native etet-r.., S175&5.0D; bulls and dry cows,
Sl.M&tt.TS. Sheep and lambs Firm for both
sheep and lambs; ordinary to prime sheep. $1.00
S.XO y U) lbs; ordinary to good lambs, J6.ta
7 50. Hogs Nominally steady; live hogs, $5.40
ROCK ISLAM D
Jaw New SB8
!iar Lpland prairie, f36S.
Uay-Wild,f5:unaj j ,.
Corn New, S.V7?)c.
oi ni oe S.Kr&iS t .
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that can not be
cured by taking Haifa Catarrh Cure
F. J. Chkset &Co., Props, Toledo, O.
We, the undendgned. have known P
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
busineea transactions, bad financially
able to carry out any obligations made by
their firm. J
WC ToLo?S. Wh,e8a,e DrUgUU'
Walding. Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Druggists. Toledo, Ohio.
J1-. Van Hoe8en. Cashier. Toledo.
tt ,," o ", toieao, unto.
Hall s Catarrh Cure is taken internally
cUng directlr upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Price, ; 75c. oer
id by all druggists.
A PHYSICIAN'S LETTER.
"Gevtlemem : I am glad to write you my opinion of 'Ivory
Soap,' and have long intended doing so.
It has become a household necessity with us.
If there is an unusually obstinate spot on the clothing, on the wood
work, an ink daub on my desk cover; a polish required for the door
plate or surgical instruments, a cleansing and harmless preparation for
the teeth, and a very superior toilet soap needed, we resort to 'Ivorv.'
We buy it by the box, remove the wrappers, and allow the soap to
Now, if I had saved fifteen wrappers 1 would ask you to send my
little girl a drawing book in accordance with your offer in the Youth's
Companion; but as it is, we all feel under obligation to you for manu
facturing 'Ivory Soap' for us.
We do not hesitate to recommend it unqualifiedly to all our friends.
It is one of the few articles that will do what it is advertised to do."
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the 'Ivory';"
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of
the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
Copyright 1896, hy Procter tt Gamble.
Wm. A damson.
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Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
fcjgTSecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
The finest carriages and buijL'W 'n
the city can be ho J nt any honr
of the 1sy or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avi ni:o.
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Made Without Rubber. .
furnmbinzs. baoifle pair sent by rf;i8Und mail on rtceip; or J O UtS.
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THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
18 AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., liock Island,
-goo,., , ?OLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts.
I-Qoods debverej to any part of the C4tyfre of charge.
RUGS and MATS!
L. Wi PETERSEN,
CABPET.and Wall Papib Stork.
I H i K
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuable.
The Aldine U constructed on scien
tific principles. Unlike sny other grate,
it hag a return draft; Ibis insures slow
and perfect cmhastion. economy of fuel,
perfect ventilation, distribution" of heat
und equnlituion of u mpernure from
floor to ceilinsr Darns bsrd or soft
coal, and has five timr-s the heatine c
parity of any r.ther grate on the murker
Call or examine or send for rirrulur
giving farl information.
DAVIS & CAMP. Agent-,
West 2nd St., Davenpor'la.