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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Wednesday, January 9. 1889.
At a caucus of the democrats of the
house of representative last night. Hod.
0. W. Wells .presided and Hon. E. W.
Hurst, of this city, was made secretary.
Clayton E. Crafts, of Cook, was honored
with the nomination for speaker, defeat
log Wiley 8. Jones, of Sungamon, for
THE ARIZONA KICKER.
There t Alwnjt MomMhliig Xrw la
From the Detroit Free Prp
We take the follow-in from the last
Issue or the Arizona Kicker:
A Disappointed Man. A touch from
New Mexico, who called himself "The
Terror of Bloody River," struck our town
the other day with a wild yell and started
In to foreclose on a niortgstre. The boys
were mostly aslet p or out sbootinir lick
rabbits, but it WKin't over seven minutes
after the Terror uttered his first whoop
mai no lay a wilted dnisy on the street.
The cororiercounted eielitecn bullet holes
lo his body, and humbly observed lhtt
inre was no call tor an inquest. The
age of iho Terror hits pataod. There was
a time when it ws coumdered real funnv
for a toush to capture a town and pop
owr a nozen it-aitini citizens, and his pic
ture was certain to anne ir in some iilus
trated piper as a hero, but that time his
gone by. Terrors have become dou
cheap, a- d no one whdH to buv. The
coroner has our thank for his kindn' ss
towards us in this particular case. We
ate trying to grow some catnip and as
paragus in our back yard, nml he gave us
me Dony ot Hie terror as a fertilizer.
we should like three or four more, and
trust that our friends will lie on the look
out to supply na.
Not Out Fault. -We want It dis
tinctly underwood that we had noih
Ing whatever to do with the unfor
tunate incident that occurred on Jackass
IIUI last Tuesday evening Mrs.
uenerai t e'.herxtone issued cards for
a high coffee, and most of the elite of
the town had gatheicd at her two-story
abode, when the sheriff swooped
down and took away seven prisoners,
mostly charted with horse stealing. We
neither gave them away nor knew that
such a raid was intended, but this proves
anew the folly of such gatherings. So
ciety wants to show off, of course, but
what's tbe use in collecting a crowd for
the benefit of tbe sheriff r
Hk Mcst Go While we have no per-.
onal reeling against Maj. Bigden. the
present postmaster, the Cut has tone forth
that he must go, and it would te useless
for us to defend biin. Indeed, when one
looks over the last year he must conclude
mat tne major has only himself to blame
The charges atrainst him are:
1. Running the office on the one-man
power principle. In a new town like this
all the boys want a hand in running the
2. Refusing to circulate amonrj- the
saloons and pokerr;oms and show that
he chin t feel above the boys.
8. Putting on a heap of style when
ever an inspectoi is here and refusing to
introduce tbe boys.
He must go. He miuht le an orna
menttoNew York or Philadelphia, but
ne is too ncn lor the blood of a new
Brcomi.no Serious. Those young
men wbo make a practice of firing into
the Kiekrr office on their way up and
dowa at night msy be extracting g great
deal of fun over it, but we are not. As
long as they fired high no particular
damage was done, except to the stove
pipe, but of late several bullets have
whistled too close to our couch for com
fort. We have been patient and forbear
ing, not wanting to deprive the boys of
any legitimate amusement, but this firing
must be stopped, or we shall take vigor
ous measures against the shooters.
flrr va Wrong We have several
times announced that we had our "on"
spells and our "off" spells in regard to
fighting, and that citizens wbo tackled us
must take their chances. Last Friday
tbe old broken backed hyena who edits
the opposition sheet saw us get a letter
in a mourcing envelope at the postofDce,
and he concluded it would be an "off '
day with us and pitched in to get satis
faction. Tbe mourning envelope in
closed a letter from the bank at Tuscon.
giving notice that a draft sent for collec
tion, had been, much to our astonish
ment, collected. The old reptile above
referred to therefore hit us dead wrong,
and he had no sooner put up his dukes
than we went for him and had bim hol
lering for mercy inside of five minutes.
He says in his issue of yesterday that he
thought we were trying to draw a gun on
him, but that was too thin. What he
really thought was, that we had hit him
with a ton of granite.
We Had to We understand that
some of our leading citizens blame us for
the arrest of Col. Jim Drake, who was
pinched and taken to Omaha tbe other
day. We did write a letter to the sheriff
that Jim was here and could be bad any
day in tbe week but we had to. He not
only persistently refused to subscribe for
the Kicker, but he avoided our crocery
and dealt with non-ad vertifters. In addi
tion to this, Jim was felting puffed up
and conceited, and he bad an idea be was
running the town We want to be
friendly with all, but we must be used
right. The first duty of every man in
this town who knows he is wanted by a
sheriff anywhere is to come In and sub
scribe. Price $2 per year, invariably in
In tbe circuit court this morning the
case r tbe city of Rock Island vs Fred
G. Ehleb, was taken up before a jury
composed of Geo. Freel-md. Unas. Eioer,
Andrew Finney, Ira Vandevere, John
Matson, John Bogue, Louis Mosenfclder.
Geo. Stoddard, E. Iglehart. John AN
brecht, John Schaffcr, J. W. Clayton.
The case is one based on the assumption
that Mr. Ebleb kept a vicious Newfound
land dog, which on April 14, 1887. bit
John Schlemmer. who is the prosecuting
witness. City Attorney McEniry appears
for the prosecution and J. T. Eenwottby
for the defense.
We offor one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that can not be
cured by taking Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Props. Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J . Cheney for tbe last fifteen years, and
believe bim perfectly honorable in all
business transactions, bad financially
able to carry out any obligations made by
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists,
Walding. Rinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
E. H. Van Hoesen, Cashier. Toledo,
National Bank, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
aurfacea of the system. Price, ?5c. per
bottle. Bold by all druggists.
Silence is never more golden than when
the silent partner has a booale.
Horrors of llayti.
Black Republic a
Place to Avoid.
LEGITIME IN A DESPERATE FIX.
Th Northern Army's Triumphant Cam
lali;n Complaining or Uncle Sam Some
Arbitrary Arrests and How They Were
Made The Black Hole of Port-au-Prince
Treason In the Capital Total De
pravity of the People Shock log State
Port-a0 Trivck, Hayti, D-c. 30. Tbe sit
uation looks very bad for Legitime. Hippo
lyte his won throe battles in ten days, and
bis victorious nrmv ar entrenched within
twenty miles of hnre, awaiting the arrival of
CN. LEOITIMK. NOMINAL PRESIDENT OF TBS
HATTIAN KKPl BI.IO.
arms ami munitions from Niw York. Their
foragine opi-atioiis cover territory whence
most of legitime' supplies have hitherto
con 1 he majority of people here expect
to see Hipfiolvte in full control soon le
gitime i-t anxious and suspicions. He has
thrown scorns of prominent -itizn into
prison for stiHrwcted sympathy with Hippo
lyle He is pn-ssinel into mililarv serviee
every laborer an- f.irmer he can seize. The
country is in a slate of anarchy. Vocxlooism
is rampant among the hull ivilid inbab
itan of the int. nor. Horrible tales of the
S.iCl lliee of voiinsr cil ls in these rites are tsAA
.Vim lor ami rnpine flourish in the absence of
law. AKrt-ulturnl processes are abandoned.
Mob rule pn-vails in the capital.
Legitime' army was disastrously defeated
at Ilmeha about ten days ago; again on Dee.
-"3, while on reireat, and again a few miles
from the capital. Hie remnant fled to the
ciiy. The l.-a-ti-iN ivfuireU in the Pmnnk
mob violence. Two
of Legitime1 lead
ing general's have
deserted. One was
caught and shot by
Hippo lyte. The
ot her escaped. The
French minister is
verry unpopular on
account of his open
alliance w ith Legit
ime. I he French
VJ 'have not i
okn HfreoLVT. I-egitimecaptured
ths schooner Aurora in Dominican waters.
and by r.rling her mail-hag found evidence
of treachery on the part of about thirty of
his supposed supporters in Port-au-Prince,
whom he thereupon imprisoned. The seiz
ure wns a violation of international law.
The Hnytien Republic is still anchored
under the Galena's guns waiting for disin
fection. The indemnity has not yet been
paid. It is said that Legitime has put all
the money in the treasury In iiis pocket, and
will fi -e as soon rs his fall is assured. He
has issued an address deploring the use of
power by the great American republic to
oppress I he feehie He says, however, that
the fault lies, not with the American people
or government, hut with Minister Thorn n
son, who has led them to wrong action. The
Haytlau Kepublic not only ran the blockade,
but supplied the enemy with provisions and
arms By all the rules of international law
she wns a legal prizj.
Nkw York, Jan. . The Sun's Port-an
Prmce correspondent, writing under date of
Dc. 30, says:
Despite the fact that Port-au-Prince de
clared for Legitime unanimously, and that
the Inhabitants of the place cheered them
selves hoarse when Legitime was proclaimed
president, there are many wealthy and in
fluential residents of the city, merchants and
others, who are disaffected toward Legiti
mes government, and keep tip a secret corre
spondence with the northern leaders. Their
numbers and influence during the past few
weeks have been increased greatlv. so much
so that Legitime undoubtedly tegan to fear
that a counter revolution might be started
against him in his own city. He held a
council with his ministers, and they all
agree. I mat prompt action was necessary.
Warrants were secretly issued for the arrest
of some two dozen residents of Port-au- Prince
who were suspected, and the service of
these was intrusted to Gen. Herard. gover
nor of tbe department of the south, and
Gen. Elhehor, chief of police, who. accom
panied by a great many other generals, a
few lieutenant governors, and one or two
soldiers, snllio 1 out on their tour of seizure
on Dec. 'J7. Tbe most prominent people tbey
arrested were M. Ijivnud. editor of The
L'Oeil; T. Auguste, advocate; C. J. Gentil,
merchant: J. l.eger and Alexander Ferrand.
advocates, and M. Courtois, editor of Tbe
Plaidoyer National. Some of tbe others
arrested were clerks in the custom house and
other departments of the government. A
good many of the Haytinns under tbe ban
heard of what was going on and fled to the
foreign consulates for protection. The
American legation harbored M. Leon Fran
cis, J. Acale, and Bernard L'Espinasse, and
these men joined there two other refugees,
woo nave ieen in liming at the legation for a
month, M. Berlbolomver and Leeer Cou-
"Tbe Haytians arrested were taken to the
city prison, than which there is probably no
more abominably vile place on tbe face of
the earth. Tbey were placed three apiece in
small dungeons about ten feet square under
ground, only lighted and ventilated by
narrow window on tbe ground level. The
dungeon floors are covered with j-eeking
Mi.l . . i . . . i : i i . .1 i . :
this the prisoners are compelled to sit
They were chained down, great irons bind
ing their legs closely together at tbe knees
and ankles. Tbe following day, Dec. 23,
other arrests were made. . Among those
seize;! was M. Mallebrauche, a big coffee
broker and speculator, wbo is said co lie
worth $1,000,000. He was released this
morning on the tearful intercession of bis
ife with President Legitime. The arrested
Haytians will have no trial, and will be kept
in prison as long as President Legitime sees
fit. If he thinks It necessary he will un
doubtedly have some of them taken out and
There is a decided feeling of personal inse
curity in consequence of the arrests
Tbe correspondent describes the public life
of the natives as being honeycombed with
corruption and their private life as a mass ot
awful immorality. Ha says: "The lower
order of the blocks have little idea of tbe re
unions of father, mother, sister, Or brother.
The slaughter of young children by their
mothers, that their bodies may be sold as
pork, or fried down into lard, is a common
practice among tbe natives. Every now and
then the foreign residents of Port-au-Prince
find served up to them .on their own tables
portions of the bodies of children which have
been purchased in the public butcher-shops. It
is very dangerous to buycooking lard in Hayti,
for tlio reasons above stated, even when the
lard is ostensibly of foreign manufacture,
lor me Haytians gnt bold of the old cans
and rill them with lard of their own make.
Only two weeks ago a woman was arrested
in the market place in Port-au-Prince for
selling as pork tbe arms and legs of .a child.
Of course this killing of children is recog
nized as murder by the Havtian law and
punished as such; but it is certain that tbe
cases which are discovered are but a small
proportion of those which happen."
During the year 1887 1,228,759 were
contributed by British christians to for
OSGOODBY'S DECOY LETTER.
Further A1ICTI Fact In Connection with
the "Mnrchlson" Correspondence.
Nkw York. Jan. 0 The Wni-w. ia in.
geles (CaU correspondent. In referring tn the
discovery of George Osgood by as the author
oi tne lamoui -jnurcuison" letter, savs: "For
some days after the lei tor was made public
Osgood by was so frightened that ba was
brought to Los Angeles and kept concealed.
He claims that, having himself conceived the
luea, ne wrote ine iett r at borne one even
ing in the presence of his ife. Next day he
took it to Ponona and showed it to
T. G. Haley, whore name has been
prominent in connection with tbe let
ter, and the two showed it to P.
C. Turner. Turner copied it and signed
it 'Charles F. Murehisoa,' which is Osgood
by's mothers' maiden n.tme, and then sent it
to Minister West Then the others, catch
ing the idea, got sevoral hinds to write
decoy letters to Fisk, to Tupper, to Brooks
and to others. West's let'er was the only
renlv that amounted to anvlhin an Mia
others were not used fo:- political effect.
"Usgoortby has the original copy of his
letter to West stuck un ler tbe carpet of his
bed-room. He claims to have a letter there,
too, which be received from Mr. Cleveland
in reply to one he wrotj the president, but
ub win not aivuigs its contents. -Another
telegram frrm Los Angeles says:
Mr. Osgoodby claims that he did not have
any conception of the political importance
of tbe letter until within a few days of the
publication of the coiTssuondenca. H
that when ha did real in its significance he
was elarmel bvtbe thought of rhafar.t-a.h
ing effects and possible consequences to him
self. After conferring with Iriends ami his
attorneys, n u. Toner and W. A. Bell, it
was decided to make tbe letters nnblic nn.l
on the l'.'th of October Mr. Bell brought the
1 A. A . - - . .
eiiers to ios Angeles. Me placed them in
the hands of Jul .re V. F. FitcreraM ninmlup
of th Republican sta'e central executive
committee; Henry T. Gage, late delegate to
the Republican natioial convention, and
xl. H. O. Otis, editor of The Times. These
three decided to publish the letters without
reference to the state or national commit
tees, as the campaign was then far advanced
and delay was deemed nnulTiuhla Th
Lor Angeles Timos accordins-lv nnl.liuhal
inem on tci. ui, and from this paper they
s on were published throughout the state.
- n j r
i ne ijos Angeles lmi s publishes a letter
written by Col. H. C. Otis, editor of The
Times, S. T. Gage, and W. F. Fitzgerald, to
i-esiuent-eisct Harrison, in which the Hi
close the identity of the Murcbison letter as
already published. The writers inform
Gen. Harrison that if anv one ercont xi,.
Osgoodby claims offto on the strength of
oeing tne auinor or tne letter, an attempt at
ii niiii m neinz maae. me Tacts are lairi ha.
rore him in the interest of historio truth. A
photographic copy of Ixrd Sackville's
letter is inclosed, ani Gen. Harrison is
asked to accept it as a memento of Ibe cam
WELCOME TO OUR MARIE.
Ihnmoei-laln and tils American KrlAm
til ven a nearly Reception.
Ix)Nnox, Jan. 9 A grand banquet and
reception was civen in the RirmfnirL.m
town nan last evening in honor of Mr. and
- ,, . - - -w .. ...
mm josenn I DiintM-iain Mr nhmlv.
lain and his wife
entered the hall in
company with a
number -of other
sons, and were
greeted with cheers
and other expres
sions of welcome,
while a select or
, appropriate music
The hall was mag
and the floral dis
play beautiful and
costly. Mrs. Cham
for tbe ovation
Nee Marie Emlicott
bowed ber thanks
An address was
presented to Mr
Chamberlain, accompanied by several valu
able presents, and to Mrs. Chamberlain was
given a brooch fashior ed in the form of a
star, containing fifty -t ve diamonds, the gift
oi me women ot Birra ngbam.
Mr. Chamberlain tianked those nmunt
for the honor confurrad noon him nrt In
the course of his spee h alluded to bis wife's
English .ancestrv. Vhi'a she would not
ecase to love America, be said, be knew'tbat
she was prepared to take up life in England
In all its fullness. He referred to tbe friend
liness of the nennla of Ri rminrhim fa
America, and Quoted tbe utterances of Mr-
John Bright in testimony thereof, that the
admission was general that a serious quarrel
with America would be tbe greatest national
calamity. Differences, be laid, were bound
to arise, but the democratic sniritof both
countries would alwayi compel their arnica-
me aujusim n.
Meetiug of Railway Mag-nates.
Kiw York, Jan. 9. A meeting of rail
way magnates was he d at the residence of
Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan yesterday to try
and fix up the row between the Missouri Pa
cific and tbe Rock Islind. Jay Gould and
President Cable were among those present,
but the meeting did uothing conclusive.
President Adams,-of the Union Pacific;
Presid-nt Strong of tie Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fa, and Vice P-esident Bond, of the
Chicago, Milwaukee i; St Paul railroads,
were appointed a com nittee to draw up an
agreement, and adjournment was taken to
Horrible Accident to Two Roys.
Effingham, Ills., Jan. 9 Two sons of
J. T. Cuffinaii, a prominent mill-r here, met
with a horrible accident Monday while play
ing In the mill Tbe j ounger boy's clothing
caught in the cogs of a bolting machine,
drawing bim into the grasp of tbs cogs. A
great hole was torn in his groin, back, and
hip, and his clothing was stripped from his
lod y. He is alive but can not recover. Tbe
older loy in attempting to extricate his
brother had botb band 4 terribly mashed,
The anniversary of Jackson's victory was
celebrated at New Orleans Tuesday by the
firm? of salutes. Rain prevented tbe military
STATE SOLON ASSEMBLING.
Illinois L-Klslators Caucus Their Nomi
neesWest Tirgli.la and Klsawhere.
SFRTNoriKLD, Ills., Jan. 9 Tbe Repub
lican senate caucus met last nigbt with
Senator Bscon in the
chair. A comraitteee
consisting of Senators
Pierce, Giblw, Wasb
Hagle, Matthews, anil
y$, pointed to select tbe
of tbe senate,
Tbe candidates for
president pro tern of
the senate were: Hum
ASA C. MATTHEWS.
phrey, Chapman nud
was selected, obtaining 'il votes. L. V. Wat-
sou got the secretaryship, and Stephen Mad
dock, of E.lgar county, tbe position of ser
geant at-arms. For cl.aplain, the Rev. A. A.
Burley of the African Methodist church,
Springfield, was nominated on the second
The house Repub icans met with Rey
nolds of Cook as eh tirman. Asa C Mat
thews bad no oppos tian for speaker and
John A. Raeve was equally fortunate as to
tbe clerkship. Botb were nominated by ac
clamation with great enthusiasm. .
The Democrats of Jie bouse made A. W.
Wells chairman of tbair caucus and selected
Clayton E. Crafts, of Cook county, for tbe
nominee for speaker, and John Larimer, of
Salem, for chief clerl..
A "steering" committee was announced by
the chair as follow t: Manning of Cook,
Merritt of Marion, Jones of Sangamon,
Eddy of McLean, Davis of iireen. Brown of
La Salle, and Wells or Adams. Judge Pren
dergast, of Chicago, was invited to address
tbe caucus. He caron' forward and made a
brief speech, mainly with reference to sub
jects demanding the itttention of tbe legisla
ture. Tbe senate DemccraU selected Henry
Setter, of Belleville. s candidate for presi
dent pro tern and Charles W. Gordon, of
Woodford, for secret iry.
The Original Version no Double
A Radical Measure.
New Election Law Proposed by
TO OHOOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
The Government to Provide All the Ma
chinery of Election Boards for the Elec
tion of Representatives, the President
Appointing the State and District Offi
cials The Caucus Programme Carried
Out In the House Alaska CUypool's
Washington Citv, Jan. It Sherman
introduced in tbe senate yesterday an elab
orate bill for the reconstruction of tbe sys
tem of elections for members of the house
or representatives. The bill is verv lonir.
and is made up of detail concerning tbe
form of oaths to be taken, etc. It provides
mat tue president shall appoint five persons
in each state a board of canvassers, and
tnree persons in each district an electoral
board for that district, their terms to be
during good behavior. Each board is to
have a president and a secretary. The elec
toral board is to appoint a registrar for each
precinct, or election district, to hold orH.-e
for six years. The electoral board is to
nave the power to fill vacancies and
remove for cause, and to increase,
u necessary, the number . of pre
cincts and appoint registrars therefor. The
electoral board of each district is to appoint
three judges of election for each precinct
wno snail be judges of all federal elections.
At the time of the appointment of the judges
the electoral board is to select three of tbe
persons so appointed to act as a committee
of elections in and for each city, county, or
corresponding division of the district, whose
auty it shall be to meet on the third day
after the election, open the returns and can
vass the votes. The committee is to have
the power to fill vacancies in the boards of
commissioners. The electoral board is to or
ganize immediately after its appointment.
ana it is to meet in May and any time there
after on call of any member of the board.
Immediately after qualifying for his oflice,
each registrar is to announce through the
medium of printed hand bills the place and
time of registration. Any persons offering
to register, ond being refused permission,
may make an appeal to the judges of elec
tion, and any elector mav challenge the vote
of any one who comes to the polls. If thn
challenged person is registered, appeal is be
nan to tbe county board, and its deiision is
to be final. The registrars are to have the
powers of Unitod States marshals.
It is made lawful for five qualified voters,
fifteen days previous to the regular days of
registration, to post a notice at not less than
three places, including the voting place, of
the names of persons alleged to be improp
erly on the registration books. This notice
is to be signed by the five voters, and testi
mony is to be heard by tbe board of canvass
ers, who shail determine whether or not thev
are improperly registered.
Notice of a special election is to lie given
to the electoral board twenty days prior to
tbe day of election, and the board is to for
ward five printed notices to each of the
registrars, who shall post them; but failure
to carry out this provision shall not inval
idate the election if it was not carried on by
fraud. The electoral board is to meet not
later than ten days after each election day
to recount tbe votes.
The remainder of the bill is devoted to
detail concerning tbe method of casting
Sherman, in presenting the bill, said that
it had len prepared by a gentleman familiar
with the subject, who did not care to have
his name made public. Many of the provi
sions of tbe bill were modeled on tbe laws of
tbe southern slates. He thought it was cal
culated to ensure perfectly fair elections.
The Congres-ional Recoril.
Washington Crrv, Jan. 9 The senate
yesterday passed the house bill requiring the
delivery of special delivery letters
w hether postage is prepaid or not. Sherman
introduced a bill providing a complete sys
tem of government regulation of elections
for congressmen. By it tbe president ap
points five persons in each state a board
of canvassers, and three in each
district as electoral boards and thev
appoint the precinet officers and oversee tbe
count of the votes. The tariff bill then
came up. A proposed amendment to put
nagging tor cotton on the free list provoked
long discussion, but it was finally rejected.
as were one on two other propositions. An
amendment providing that tbe duty on no
article in the section should exceed 50 per
cent ad valorem was pending when tbe
senate, after passing the house joint resolu
tion to loan fl igs to the inaugural commit
The house put an end to the dead-lock bv
adopting the plan of Monday night's caucus
the vote being la) to 117 to recommit the
resolution which was the bone of contention.
A number of measures relating to bouse
printing were passed, and then an attempt
to get up tbe Smalls Elliott contested election
case from South Carolina developed the fact
that filibustering was still the weapon of tbe
minority, and the bouse adjourned.
The Inquiry Into Alaska.
Washington Citt, Jan. 9. Tbe commit
tee investigating the charges against tbe
Alaska Commercial company continued the
hearing yesterday. Chairman Dutrn opened
the hearing by reading a written statement
from Mr. Jeffenes, the company's attorney.
stating that he was ready to show by sworn
testimony that the publications and state
ments as to the alleged outrages and mal
treatment of the natives by tbe company's
ajents were unfounded. A number of wit
nesses were then examined, all denying tbe
charges agfinst tbe company. J. E. Kirk, an
employe of the company, said that Gavitt told
hi in witness that be Gavitt was a high
pricad'man and could not be purchased at a
low figure, a statement witness said that be
took as on intimation that Gavitt was for sale.
At this point Chairman Dunn, of tbe commit
tee, ordered that Gavitt lie summoned to give
him an opportunity to rebut this testimony.
ur. L.utz said uavitt told bim that tbe
company should treat him Gavitt with great
consideration as anything be reported at
n asbiugton true or raise would be be
lieved. All tbe witnesses were particularly
hard on Gavitt
Judge Claypool's Claim.
Washington City, Jan. 9. Among tbe
documents transmitted to tbe bouse yester
day was an estimate of the amount of money
required by the department of justice to pay
assistant district attorneys employed in spe
ll' al cases. One of the claims is that of Solo
mon Claypool, recently appointed district
attorney for tbe district of Indiana. He
asks t3,500 for work on tbe Coy-Bernbeimer
cases. In a litter accompanying tbe esti
mate, Judge Claypool says that be was em
ployed on tbe cases about fifty days and
that be gave at least ten days time and
probably fifteen or twenty days' time to
The West Virginia Legislature.
CHAKLRRTON. VV Vii Jan l -Kverv
- t - i
Democratic member of tbe bouse went into
CaUCUS last lliclil. J J WnnH r ni.ii
county, was nominated for speaker, and J.
lir ..... '
. namuion, or Culbouu. tor clerk. The
tions, but have no botte of organizing that
In tbe senatorial mucus Mia llammnohi ri ta
cit! ed to make no nominations. The Repub
licans held their session with closed doors,
and their nomiualiou ror president is not
The Wisconsin Statesmen.
Madison. Wis.. Jan oti. Ruhiion.
of both tba bouse and senate held caucuses
yesterday. Officers of the senate were chosen
in the Caucus as follna,. T A TWn T
Crosse, president pro. tern ; C. E. Bross,
wuiauu, vjiiibi cierav i. l. Ueorge, ftlenom
inee. serreant-at-arma- H RinnRinhniBu,
Oshkosb, postmaster. Assembly officers will
be: Thomas B Mills JL.n
er; E. D. C e, Whitewater, chief clerk; L.
aW T a- '
at i arsons, iaite Mills, sergeant-at-arms.
There are 6,000 Hebrews in Minna.
WENDE9DAY, JANUARY -9, 1 889,
Jiiike Coolcv's -Tall.
The Inter - State Commerce
ON THE SINFUL RAILWAY MAGNATE.
The Law All Right, but the Railway Man
agers to Busy Concocting Kvaaions of Its
Provisions to Discover that Fact Pool
ing no Remedy for the Ills Complained
r An Unrighteous Sentiment In Vogne
A Question of Morality.
Boston, Jan. 9. There were about 250
gentlemen present at the annual dinner of
the Boston Merchants' association at the
Hotel Vendome last evening, including a
ornnant list ot in
vited guests and a
of local business men
Among tbe invited
guests were the Hon.
T. M. Cooley. Pro
fessor Ely (of Johns
ex-Mayor Low (of
or Ames, Mayor T.
N. Hart. Collector
Saltonstall, Presi- T. if. hart.
dent Capens (of Tuft's college). Gen. Francis
A H-il.. .. . .. .. - ...
'ioiKr, mpneiis rt . Hardy, Alden
Speare (president of the Boston chamber of
commerce) and N. P. Banks. letters of re
gret were read from John Wannamaker, A.
S. Hewitt, Allen G. Thurman and Charles
P. Adams. President Lane made a brief ad
dress, in which he announced the subject of
discussion as combination and competition
and allied subjects. The principal speaker
was Judge Cooley, who said he lielieved he
was expected to say something on combina
tions of railroad interests, and bespoke as
The inter state commerce act had a good pur
pose in view, it M-A-i iitt.ntli .....1 ............
Otis abuse, hut they can not le corroded with
cutting off some sitnriw. .f i . , ....... ;
The urgent call for its modification, coming from
auruuu circles, nas sp-ung up recently. When
xsvSV. surprised some hy caus
YC in,? no disasters. It
Hlt ..lit l.,(r. rtfA... I,
W",'!. l"'1"'00, of ''a greatest
W V Ju benefit to railroads was
precisely that during
u'hich its provisions
were le-t observed.
Thin was also Hie period
of least complaint about
the law. The vigorous
complaints now made
I via la mainly to tbe
l.iiio nrt clt..4 liunl
N. P. BANKS.
clause, and the clause which forbius pooling. The
first mentioned clause emlxxlies a principle right
in itself. In large sections of the country the
roads have come into conformity h iih it an, nnt
suffered loss from doing so. In others it was
not practicable to do so. at least Immediately.
But the difficulties are greatly increased by the
excessive competition of the roads at Im.lino
Dninf-S. an.l Ihev will Himinwli Ma IliA mananum
come to belter understanding amoug themselves.
ne iaw imcn.is mai tne rales for the transMir
tation of persons and nronertv vim II .,i.i
maintained. It also iutemis that the rnilrnu1
business of the counfrv fibll h 1..ma n.niv ...
Willi full nubhi-itv. This ennnl n1 li.r ,.
of the law is defeated hy contrivao.-es that are
. mai 17 uiHeii 10 me intent or me law if not to
" wnnn parlies are inns busy con
triving evasions, and their evasions tend "to di
minish revenues, they are hardly the parties to
Kive evidence that the law is injuring their roads.
Deferring for the time being the question
whether pooling ouht to be allowed. I insist that
the ariniment now miH. f . 1, iB .t 11.. ..
sound and vicious, because it rests on the assump
tion that violation of law by one justifies vio
lation by another. The sentiment on this
subject in railroad circles
opposed to sound public morality.
but necessarily tends to oernetnata
the verv evils which the rna.ls am nfiu o..r
fnrfner. Tim old noolino- wm n,,.. 0-.
as some persons suppjwed. and was probably
condemned by law more because of w hat it was
feared it would become than of what It was.
But on the other hand, it was never so benefi
cial to the roads as it is now customary to claim.
The most that can be said in its favor is that it
had a tendency to the steady maintenance of
rates. Tor a very large proportion of railroad
controversies voluntary pooling can not possibly
bo a remedy, for the obvious reason that they
concern matters a hieh have to be settled before
there can be any pooling. Tliey concern the
sub structure, so to speak. Toolmir w ith u.i
sanction would have all thn elements ot weak
ness that attcmled the old pooling ccept that
when oools broke nn navment nl hularnvM m;r.t.
be enforced. The difference Ik-t ween a trust ami
DOol is Almost as irreat a lliBf Lilv,. A
pot on the throne and the player who mimics
him on thestago.
Judge Cooley spoke very strongly against
trusts. Returning to the railroa.l r,,,,nr.
he said that the disorders were largely due
to evasion of the spirit of the la w w hile the
letter was still observed. Ha imi.nat.wi ih.t
it was a question of morality rather than of
I.. r.i :i . ..
nw. j ne raiiroan manager ought to be
obliged to refrain from speculation.
Governor Ames said he thought combina
tion and competition were both self -sastain-ine-
Trnfessor K.lv held that certain fimn.
tions which in their nature tended to monop
oly were eventually sure to come under gov
ernment control, leaving a larca field in
other directions for private enterprise.
r. K. lhurber. in bis soeech. denied that
trusts prevent competition. Elliot F Shn.
ard spoke in a similar vein.
EARTHQUAKE IN ILLINOIS.
Three Towns Report a Shake That Rat
tled thn Windows.
SnKI.nvviL.LK, Ills., Jan. 9 The severest
shock of earthquake known here for years
startled the citizens Monday night about II
o'clock, rluildings wore shaken perceptibly,
and many persons were frightened from
Mattoon, Ills , Jan. !. Shortly before 11
o'clook Monday night a decided earthquake
shock was felt in this city. Windows were
rattled and in some instances buildings were
rocked. Much alarm was cause by tbe oc
currence. Pana, Ills., Jan. 9 About 11 o'clock
Monday night a severe earthquake was felt in
this city. Largo buildings were swayed per
ceptibly and many people were aw akened by
The MrAullfie-Meyars light.
8TRXATOR, Ills., Jan. 9. Final arrange
ments for tbe McAuliffe-Meyers fight were
made bere yesterday between Billy Madden,
McAuliffe's trainer, and Alf Kennody,
the backer of Meyers The fight is
to occur Feb. 15, within 2.10 miles
of Chicago, tbe snot to be picked out by
Kennedy and Madden. The number of
spectators is limited to fifty a side, and the
tickets are to be 923 each.
Why Not Lynch These Roughs T
New Orleans, Jan. v. A special from
Amite City, La., says tbat a party of young
roughs at Springfield, Livingston perish,
whipped a missionary of tbe Northern Meth
odist church, wbo bad beeu preaching to ne
groes, and drove him into the river, where
it is feared be was drowned. Tue outrage is
severely condemned by all classes.
la Other States.
(Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 9. Tbe legisla
ture was permanently organised yesterday.
Democrats control botb bouses. 8. M.
White, wbo was temporary chairman of tbe
national Democratic convention at St. Louis,
was elected president pro teni. of the senate.
Robert Howe was elected speaker of the as
sembly. Denver, Cola, Jan. 9. Governor Cooper
was inaugurated at Trinity Methodist church
yesterday afternoon. His addrea was abort,
the principal features bein recommenda
tions to tbe general assembly for tbe passage
of a fair but stringent railroad law, and an
arbitration law for tbe settlement of strikes
and difficulties between nployer and em
ploye. Columbus, O, Jan. 9. The Sixty -eighth
general assembly met iu adjourned session
yesterday afternoon. The massage of Gov
ernor Foraker waa read and is pronounced
an able state paper. . -
St. Pacl, Minn., Jan. 9. Tbe first ninety
days session of tbe state legislature began
yesterday afternoon. Col. Graves, of Du
luth, was elected speaker of the bouse.
A counter irritant the customer who
overhauls but never buys.
Princess Bismarck, wife of the German
cnanceiior, is seriously ill.
Thirty-six horses perished in a fire in m
livery stable at Madison, Neb., Monday
The ice outside the sea walls of tbe harbor
or Odessa is seven feet thick and extends tea
miles out lo sea.
. A branch of tbe Primrose league, Con
servative association, has been established at
Hawarden. Gladstone's home.
The volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius
is increasing in activity. A new cone which
bad formed has bee-i rent open.
The building occupied by the prefect of
police at Leghorn, Itally, was shattered
Tuesday by an explosion of dynamite.
The secretary of the Inn Ni.ta A m-innl.
tural society estimates the value of the farm
prwiucts or mat state in iscw at about yl!, -000,(M
The New Hampshire constitutional conven
tion has rejected an amendment providing
for annual instead of biennial sessions of tbe
The Norwich (Conn.) National bank, in
corporated in 79ii, and having a capital of
$2J0,f0, voted Tuesday to go into voluntary
liquidation March 15.
Tue Illinois Htate Federation of Labor is
holding its sixth annual convention at Bloom
ington. The proceedings are secret, and will
continue until Friday.
The Illinois state board of agriculture has
elected George E. Morrow, of Champaign
county, secretary and set the date of tbe
state fair for Sp'.. 23 to 17.
Tbe priiic.-ss of Rohian-Chabot hs left her
lin-baiid at Paris and is living at a hotel.
The princess was formerly an American
girl named Hey ward, daughter of a New
Yorker. Divorce comes uext.
Prince Nicholas of Montenee-ra hu nrn.
duced at the opera house at Cettinge a
drama of his own construction entitled
"The Czirina of the Balkaks." The plot and
situations of the play are very exciting.
Maj William Warner, commander. In. ehiaf
of the Grand Army of the Remihlie. will an.
pear liefore the senate census committee on
Friday to make a statement concerning sol
diers and sailors co be included in the next
At tbe annual meet ill a- at. Terra ITaiiIa
Ind., of the Vandalia railway shareholders
Henry S. Ives was dropped from tbe di
ectory and Hermann Hulman, of Terre
nauie, elected to tne vacancy. W. R. Sic
Keen was re-elected president.
An enormous landslide has occurred at
Posiloppo, Italy. A mass of rock and earth
measuring 5,tK)j cubic yards fell upon a
numlier of houses, crushing them, but for
tunately killing only one person. Several
cattle were killed and a large amouut of
property was destroyed.
THE BOMB-THROWER IN MADRID.
One of the Kxptoiv-s Fired in the Im
perial Palace. But No One Hurt.
Madkio, Jan. 9 A bomb was exploded
under the stair-case of the imperial palace
yesterday afternoon. The windows of the
building were shattered and much damage
done. No one w as hurt The roval house
hold were thrown (mo panic. Alarming
rumors spread through the city. Premier
Kagostn bur. ied from the cortes to tbe pal
ace, ami was at once given audience by the
The governor of Madrid received an anonv
m us letter on Sunday, saying that the out
rages would lie continued. The explosions
are supxse,t to be due to the recent active
raidings of a gambling house, the frequent
ers ti wnicn were arrested and fined anj the
money found on the tables confiscated.
CJot a Verdict for 1 2,000.
Chicauo. Jan. 9 Miss Lucy M. Noyes, a
school toucher of this city, was yesterday
awarded $la,o0 damages by the jury in her
suit against the Chicago City Street Railway
company. M iss Noyes w as riding in a coupe
w hen a cable-car of tbe above road collided
with her vehicle causing serious i: juries to
the occupant, from which she will probably
never recover. Her suit was for tJO.OUO.
Poor Financial Management.
SpiuxiiUKLD, Mass., Jan. . The B. & J.
W. lielcher Aoriciilfnr.il .wl u...,.
Chicopee Falls have been shut down pend-
"iijjirviuu oi ma unanciai status
of the concern. The firm employed '-DO
hands during the busy season. Poor financial
management on the part of the junior mem
ber of tbe firm is regarded as tbe cause of
Iiiiligiiitnt Over a Verdict.
Ashland, Wis, Jan. 9 "Bdly" Andrews
was acquitted Monday night of the murder
of his mistiest. The citizens are indignant
over the verdict.
The Weather We May Expert.
Washington City. Jan 9 .The following are
the weather indications for thirty-six hours from
n p m. yesterday: For Wisconsin Clearing
earner; coioer; oris to high north. vesterly
winils For Michigan Snow, except iu southern
Michigan, partly as r.in: slightly warmer
weather; variable winds, follone.1 WeJties.Iay
night hy colder norihw-cKtarly winds For Iowa
l.'lcaring weather; collier; brisk to high north
westerly winds For Indiana and Illinois-Clearing
wather; much colder; winds becoming high
Chicaoo, Jan. 8.
Quotations on the board of trade to-dav were
as follows: Wheit No. a May, opened Sl.ttitj,
clotwd S1.0.VV July, oi-ened Uiile, closed 96I4C
Corn No. i February, one lied S4Lic closed SlU.:
March, opem-ri :!:!'. closed iUa a; Mav.
opened Kc, close! :I7V Oats No. 4 Mav,
opened SS closed m4c. Pork February,
opened fnw, closed ;; l2Ui; May, opened
S1SU. closed $11 C-'S, Lard -February, opened
and closed it l-'Mt
Prices at the Union stock yards: H.igs Mar
ket opened fairly active but prices weak and
5&10c lower; light grades. $5.0533.85; rough
packing, $Ti0.ia,j Id; mixed lots, $5.055.2j;
heavy -psckiiig and shipping lots, $5.105.0.
Cattle Steady; inferior to fair beeves, $3 0"ui
3.00; good to choice, $t.25$i4 C5;cows, $1.40iiS.0O:
stockers an i feeders, $1 &. Sheep
Steady; miliums, $3 i,it 7."i; western com fed,
$t S0V&4 SI; Umbs, $ISH 5 85.
Protuce: Putter-Fancy KIgin creamery, 29a
Stic per lb; fancy dairy. iTiTt.S1c; packing stock,
i:4llft.r Eggs Strictly fresh laid. 18&1j; ice
house slock, l5a,16o. Dressed poultry Chick
ens, Ttftflc per lb: turkeys, lO&llic; ducks, 9A
KV; geese $ i ,VKa? CM r doz. Potatoes-Choice
Burlwnks, :na:t2c per bu; Beauty of lie ron, 30c;
Karly Hose, -jr.a.c: sweet potatoes, $l.'?5as.uu
per bbl Ai).l,-s Choice Michigan, $1.251 as
per bbl CruiilH.-rnes-$; 0i; 50 per bbl.
New York. Jan. &
Wheat Irregular; No. 1 rod state $1.09; No. t
do, $1 Oi; No. a red winter Jauuary, $1 0ij;
do February, $1.01; do March. fUH'. Coro
Firmer; No S mixed cash. 4i4e; do January,
45Sk; do February, 4.rHc: do March. 45A(ic Oats
Firm; No. 1 while state, nominal; No. i do,
314c; No 2 mixed January, Rye
Dull. Bailey Nominal. Pork Dull; new mess,
$14 00 14 SO LarJ -Ouiel ; January, $7 3d; Feb
Livestock: Caltle-Nn market; dressed beef
firmer; native sides. C $e t lb; Texas and Colo
rado do, 5(i?c Sheep and I -am lis -Market
strong: closed firmer, with an upward tendency;
common to goo.l sheep, $4 as 3 5 ; prime
and ertra do. $: fi.)(,G OJ; common to choice
lambs, $5 50.5 .80 Hogs-Noiniuallv $5.30(2,8.00
V 100 lbs.
Hav New 85S8
Uay Upland prairie, f
Hay Timotn new $78tS.W.
Hay Wild, $5 :tu$6 J .
Corn -2&2tt -
Corn New, 330c.
PoUtoe 2;ki5c .
iVsl Sonil:haid r4. .
rd Wood-Oak, $4.S5; Uickorv,
Straw-$ 60S: haled $6 OX
To the Creditors ef William Kama,
Notice is hereby given that William
Ramskill, of the city of Rock Island,
county of Rock Island, stale of Illinois,
did on the 17th day of December. 1888,
make an assignment to me of his estate,
to pay debts for the benefit of his credit
ors. tbat 1 have this day qualified as such
assignee in the county court of said
county. The above named creditors will
therefore present their claims against
said Ramskill to me under oath or affir
mation, within three months from this
date as required by law. ,
Geoboe Fosteb, Assignee.
Rock Island, LI., this 20th day of Dec.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
"Second Hand Machinery bought, eold and repaired.
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
Ko. 1916 Third Avenue.
J. B ZIMMER,
No. 1R10 Second avenue, is receiving daily his etock of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
of the l itest patterns. C.ill and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
FTICKIS ARK LOW.
New Elm Street Gcery
DANQUARD & BROWNER
FLOUR AND FJEED
Family Groceries and- Provisions,
They solicit a share of the trade and will make prices as low
as the lowest. Telephone connections.
GIVE THE NEW FIRM A TRIAL.
r r.T.r.V.f EST r.T.TVT.T W I
S. S. GENTLEMEN'S GAMS.
Made "Without Rubber.
fn.i-V.i J . U
rarniiiiiings. bunple pair sent by
tb Armstrong Mfe Co. Bridgeport, Ct.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER I
ON L, Y S2.50
for a fine large Portrait with fratm, suitable for a Holiday Present, made
-A r THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
Call and examine our work and judge for yourself. Secure a sitting early and
avail yourself of this oppoitunity.
T HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave.t Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
RUGS and MATS!
ASTONISHING LOW PRICES.
L. Ws PETERSEN, 212 West 2nd St., Dayenpor,
Cakpet and Wall Papsb Stoke.
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuable.
The Aldine is constructed on scien
tific principles. Uulike any other grate,
it has a return draft; this insures slow
and perfect combustion, t-ennmy of fuel.
perfect ventilation, distribution ot t-t
and rqimliz uion of ti nieraiure from
floor to ceiling. Hums lmrd or soft
cosl, and has five times Hie ln-Mting ca
pacity of any ether grate on the market.
Call or examine or send for circular
giving full information.
DAVIS & CAMP, Agents,
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second ..venue
nr ucaiers in notion ana v r-
ratfMcred mail on reciptoT OO UlS.