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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Friday, Jakcaby 11, 1889.
It it reported that Boss Wells lately
Journeyed Incognito to Indianapolis and
had prlTate interview with the chief
dispenser of patronage. If this be true it
only substantiates what we have re
marked on several previous occasions in
regard to the Bobs namely, tbat the
files never roost on his cranium, not if he
MEDICOS OF TWO STATES.
latrmatlBs Metilnr of ih law and
Illinois Central Dlairlet Sfedteal
oetrty at Davenport Diphtheria a
-Leading Toole Dleeoased The
Water We fJne.
The Iowa and Illinois Central District
Medical association met in the rooms of
the Business Men's association at Daven
port yesterday afternoon. The follow
ing physiciaos were present: Drs. Cant
well, Biker, French, Crawford and Hazen
of Daren port; Drs. Craig, Plummer, Sr.
Eyster, Plummer, Jr., and Bernhardi, of
Rock Island. Neither the president or
vice president were in attendance, so Dr.
J. W. n. Baker, of Davenport, was
chosen president pro tern, and Q. L.
Eyster, of this city, occupied his position
as secretary. The minutes of the last
meeting were read and approved. Drs.
Allen, of Davenport. and Davison, of
Moline, were on) the programme for
papers, but neither of these gentlemen
could be present and their papers were
continued to the next meeting.
An interesting paper was read by Dr.
J. W. Crawford, of Davenport, on pneu
monia, which was discussed by Dr.
Cantwell, of Davenport, and Drs. Craiif
and Eyster. of this city. Dr. Baker be
lieved we must resort to the germinal
theory for ell diseases. Pneumonia was
an Inflammatory disease. In confirma
tion of this statement, be instanced a case
be Lad a number of years ago. A boy
had a loose tooth which troubled him and
bis mother advised him to pull it out.
The boy pressed one of bis fingers against
it and It broke loose from the gums and
flew back into his tbroa into the lungs
This resulted in inflammation of the lung
producing pneumonia from a foreign
body. The tooth was beyond the reach
of instruments and so the boy was treated
for pneumonia. He passed through the
difficult stages of 1 he disease and after
twenty-one days bad elapsed he died
He could not see why pneumonia should
not result from cold.
Dr. Cantwell opened the discussion ou
prevalent diseases. He stated that caes
of sore throat, diphtheria, dipbtheretic
croup and scarlet fever were the most
prevalent in Davenport. Diphtheria
seemed to be proving more fatal lately
than it had been. Reports from other
cities In the state afflicted with it showed
that the number of deaths from diphthe
those cities was increasing. Most
of the diphtheria cases reported in Dav
en port, he stated, were from the western
part of the city where houses were sit
uated on low, wet ground, and where
there was no sewerage. In the past six
months but very few cases had been re
ported east of Brady street. Occasionally
there are a few cases on the heights but
the houses in which they are, are always
several blocks from each other; while on
me low ground wnerever a case is re
ported, several more are soon after re
ported from the same neighborhood. In
damp weather the disease j broke out
more. Fewer cases were reported in ex
tremewarm and cold weather. The doc
t)r then gave bis treatment of diphtheria
cases. Turpentine, milk and whisky he
had used with satisfactory results. Dr.
nummer, br., or this city, stated tbat
they had but very tew cases of diphtheria
here most of them were cases of sore
throat. In the past six months but sixty
six cases of diphtheria had been reported
lie always round roul water one of the
sources of diphtheria. He believed in
using calomel largely in the treatment of
diphtheria patients. The doctor did not
believe the disease could be attributed to
water supply. He bad secured samples
or water from four hydrants in this city
and sent them each four weeks apart
to ut. J. u. Kuuch, secretary of the
state board of health, for analysis. Al
lusiou baa been made in the Argus to
this report, which was submitted to the
city council at its last regular meeting.
The report of the analysis in detail is as
Sep IS Sep 84 Oct 1 Oct 8
OiTgen consumed . . 0 440 4 800 7 800
Alb. Ammonia tm .KHu .)U .1H6
rrea Ammonia wis .(mi .064 (Wv
"".- i- s .. I. ISO 180. 154.
vnwnne. 1.1W 1 ISO 1.S40 116
Toul tolid 207.4 in a IHtt . 1HX
The averages of these figures are 6.000
parts or oxygen consumed, .251 albumin
ized ammonia, .004 free ammonia, .151
of hardness, 1.313 of chlorine, and 2B 2
of suspended matter, making the total of
sonas in i.uuu.UUU parts or water 192 2
or less than one-fifth or a part to a
thousand. This exhibit of the remarka
ble purity of Mississippi water, taken at
a period when the river was at a compar
atively low stage is accompanied by a
table showing the mean or the same ele
ments at seven other points on the river.
The total of solids at East Dubuque is
180 7; Quincy 180 8: Alton, (below the
confluence of the Illinois river) J48.2;
East Bt. Louis (below the Missouri)
257.8: St. Louis 7818; Chester 489 8
and Cairo 677.7.
In conclusion of his letter, Dr. Ranch
"Practically, the waters of the Missis
sippi are unaffected by the sewage and
other wastes that flow into it, and the
waters of the same may be regarded as
wholesome. Some of the differences may
be owing to the manner in which they
are collected. The most marked feature
Is the amount of chlorine found in the
Mississippi river after it has received the
Illinois and Missouri rivers (7.156 at Al
ton, 9.814 at St. Louis) which alone is
not regarded as particularly unwhole
some.'' "A month ago I was happyristhe
Ctdanuion of Bryan W. Proctor, the po
et. Bo were lota of other folks, who are
now telling people in decided nasal tones:
"Got a toad in my head." But there is
till happiness to be secured; a bottle of
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup will cure any
cough or cold.
6,000 Hebrews in Minne
The Chair in Dispute
Indiana's Senate Begins Work
with a Wild Scene.
COLONEL R0BEBTS0N NOT ADMITTED
Senator Jotinaon Hakn Thing Very Lire
ly, and la Assisted by the Other Repub
lican A Repetition or the Scene Two
Tears Ago The Illinois Capital Sen
tor Cnllom Has a Walk Over Proceed
Inca In (he Legislature Wisconsin and
Indianapolis, Ind, Jan. 11. The excit
ing scene which characterised fie senate
proceedings two years ago over the lleuten
ant governorship, were practically repeated
yesterday, and the unusual spectacle waa
presented ot a lieutenant governor barred
rrom the chamber and his party associates
protesting without avail at every step taken
In the efTort to organize the body of which
they are members.
senators held an'
other oaucuH early
and decided thai
State Auditor Carr
should not call the
senate to order, as
such an act would
be equivalent to
son's right to pre
side, but It was also
dci-i led that be
should be nrcspnt
uncii i a. itunEHTsus, una refuse lo per
form the duty when called upon by the
Judge selected by the Democrats to adminis
ter the oath of office to the newly elected
W ben Col. Kntiertaon arrived he elbowed
his way through the crowd directly to the
door. David K. Bulger, who laid violent
bands upon the colonel during the last ses
sion of the senate, whs oursMe guard at the
entrance, and stopped him with a gesture.
"I Wi9h to go in," sniil the colonel.
"Have you a ticket f" asked Bulger.
"1 have not, but I am the president of the
senate and demand admisMion."
"You can't have it., replied the redoubts
ble Bulger. "I have instructions not to ad
mit any one to the chamber' unless he is a
member of the senate or is a state officer or
a representative of the press. I'lease stand
back and make room for the gentlemen with
Robertson stepped to one side, and wrote a
note to Senator Johnson as follows:
I have the honor to Inform vou that lam at the
door of the senate ready to "fulfill the duties ot
lieutenaDt frovernor as prmldinff orlloer. but am
refused admission to the senate chamber. I re-
quest that you call the attention of the senate to
tne ract. and inform it that I am preseut and able
to attend at tne seiisiou ot the senate.
The note was signed "Lieutenant Governor
of Indiana," and was delivered to Johnson
by one of the assistant doorkeepers. At this
moment the galleries were thrown open and
an excited crowd pushed and struggled to
secure entrance, and In a twinkling the en
tire spacewas taken.
At 10 o'clock Judg Mitchell, of the su
preme court, rapped for order and said: "If
state Auditor Uarr is present, I will request
tnat ue come tor ward and organise the sen
ate." Carr advanced from the rear of the
chamber and said:
"I understand that Lieutenant Governor
Robertson is at the door to perform the duty
expected or me, but is pre rented by the re
fusal of the doorkeeper to admit him to the
chamber. The law provides that I shall call
the senate to order only in the absence of the
lieutenant governor, and, as he Is present, I
do not regard myself as warranted by the
law in exercising such a function. I there
fore decline to organise (bis body."
Judge Mitchell then proceeded to call the
senate to order, but be bad scarcely uttered
a word when Senator Johnson rose and pro-
twea against uis action as a usurpation of
the functions of the lieutenant governor's
office. The Judge proceeded, and Johnson
read a resolution declaring that Robertson
was legally elected lieutenant governor, that
be was then barred from the senate cham
ber, and that the proceedings were re vol u
tionary and in violation of the plain letter of
tne law and the constitution.
A dozen Democrats were on "?" feet in
an instant, and this brought forward an
qnal number of Republicans, and a perfect
bedlam of sounds was the result. Everybody
was talking and nobody listening, and only
those who possessed stentorian voices could
be heard above the din 'Fraud!" "Out
rage!' -uowarur "1 can the senator to
orderl" "The people will bold you to a re
sponsibilityl" "Sitdown!" "Oh, rent bim i
ball and let bim speak l" "huts!" "tiive the
old man a chancel" und kindred expressions
were heard throughout the chamlier.
judge Mitchell essayed a dozen times to
secure order, and finally called upon the
doorkeeper to seat the senator from Wavne.
The new official advanced toward the excited
senator, an.l, taking him by the arm, tried
to induce him to be seated. Johnson paid
no attention to the officer, but continued to
protest against the organisation as an out
rage, and continued it until the temporary
officers were selected and sworn in. A lull
in the chamber gave the indefatigable sena
tor another opportunity, and he moved tbat
bis resolution be adopted, and, ignoring the
presiding orncer, be put the question himself,
and was answered by a chorus of "ayes" from
the Republicans and of "noes" from the
Democrats, both parties voting at the same
time. Every voce taken on the permanent
organisation was met by a similar protest
ana numerous speeches.
The officers were finally elected, the RnDnb-
uoans not presenting any candidates a.nd
refusing to answer the roll.
As soon as the permanent officers were
sworn in, Senator Barrett raised a storm by
introducing a resolution declaring tbat
"there is a vacancy in the offlue of lieutenant
governor," and naming Senator Cox for
president pro tern. Every Republican re
fused to vote in the election of the presiding
omcer ana each rose and protested. Sena
tors Barrett and Gross, the latter a Repub
lican, wore appointed to escort Cox to the
chair, but Grose declined, and Barrett had
the honor ali to himself.
As Cox took up the gavel. Senator John
son Shouted: "l denounce this as a fares.
mat man has no more right to
preside over this senate than
4-year-old child." Formal notice
was then given tbat the Republicans would
recognise the validity of the organization
only in order to protest ag tinst it; but they
afterward voted on several propositions, and
when the body adjourned at noon they ap
peared to have acquiesced in the situation.
Whether there will be any new scheme ad
vanced is doubtful. It is pretty well settled
tbat Robertson will make no attempt to
force bis way into the obambar at any of
the ait tings. When seen immediately after
adjournment be said tbat be had no com
ments to make on the scenes of the morning.
and tbat he bad performed his duty in the
premises by offering to preside.
lusrsismuou gossip over the senatorial
muddle, and U to. parties profess to be satis
fled with the situation, the Republioans say
ing that they are willing that tuo matter
should go to the people on its merits, and the
Democrats feeling tbat tbey bave been con
sistent in their course throughout. The con
troversy, however, will not end till the lieu
tenant governor-elect is inducted into office
on Monday, and the Republicans will doubt
less pui sue an obstruct ion policy till tbat
time. The recognic id leader of the minori
ty is Senator Johnson, who did most of the
talking yesterday, and there are few of
the seuators who care to get Into a debate
with bim. He is hot-beaded and a recog
nised fighter if an opportunity offers, and
even the doorkeeper yesterday was
averse to attempting any foros in putting
mm in his sutt at the command of the pre
siding officer. Last session Johnson had a
personal encounter with Senator McDonald,
of Wbltley county, and the latter waa
knocked over a chair by a well-directed
blow from the fist of his adversary. John
son la also the hero of a shooting affair or
two, and no one wants to provoke him to a
fight Senator Barrett will lead the Demo
The session of the house was uneventful
except la the minority outlining its policy by
proposing that the employe be limited to ex
soldiers. The officers wlected by the caucus
were elected by a strict party vot&
AT THE ILLttiOIS CAPITAL.
Collom Named for United States Senator
Springfield, Jan. 11. The Rspublicans
met in caucus in the senate, chamber last
night and renominated Shelby M. Cullom
for the United States senate. The caucus
was a brief one, its c.ctlon having been
xoregone conclusion at d there was no oppo
The senate began t is business of laying
out work, and a numlier ot .measures were
introduced. One wa i a resolution lookin
to tbe establishment of a a-oent rate per
mile for passengers on railways. The reso
lution provides for a committee to
ask the railway commissioners ' why
the rate has not already been
established in pursuance of tbe law. The
railway men will fi tat this measure.
resolution appropriating . $10,000 for con
tingent expenses was agreed to. It was
ordered tbat the resolution for final adjourn
ment, April 17, be considered as a special
order on April 1. Tba governor's message
was read and thon tb senate proceeded to
the ball of tbe bouse to participate in tbe
canvass of the state vote at last election.
after which they adjourned.
Tbe bouse also got to work. Speaker
Matthews mad a short salutatory speech.
The governor's me.4igs was read, tbe state
vote canvassed and a rt solution a topted to ap
point a committee lo nonty the governor-
elect of his election, and request his preseno
in tbe capitol next Monday at 11 a. in. to be
sworn in. This closed tbe business of tbe
Governor Olesby's message refers to mat
ters of taxation and says the assessors are sc
prono to reduce valuations that something
must be done or the revenue system will be
shipwrecked. He favors tbe revenue bill
introduced last session. Ha calls attention
to tbe fact that some provision must be made
for the employment of the Joliet convicts, as
tue contracts lortneir sinployment expire
in August next. He I pproves the establish
ment of of a board of live stock commission
era and its work in st imping out cattle dis
eases, and recommend the appropriation of
$50,110.) to aid iu that work. He refers to
tbe magnitude of tb.i railway interests of
tbe state, and says tbat with few exceptions
tbe rates for freight have been satisfactory,
and closes with a compliment to the Hieoiu
Governor Bulke'ey Inaugurated.
HARtFOBD, Conn , ."an. T,l.-TTTe governor
elect Was escorted from his residence to th
by an unusually im
posing military par
ade. At 2 p. m.
roth houses of the
legislature met in
and the oath of of
fice was adminis
tered to Governor
Bulkeley by Jude
Carpenter, of the
supreme court. Tbe
governor tbe.i read
his inaugural ad
dress. At tbe con
clusion ot the Joint aORQAM O. BULKELEY.
convention tbe legislature adjourned. Tbe
governor's reception and inaugural ball at
night in tbe new armory of the Governor1
root Guard was attended by about 2.VX) Dei-
sons, and was in all respects a guccei-s.
Madison, Wis., JaE. 1J. Tbe legislature
yesterday listened to Hovernor Hoard's first
message, transacted a little routine business
and adjourned until next Tuesday. Tbe
rarmerV initial effirtls considered quite
aipiomanc oy his aah-rsnts. Almost every
thing tbat is supposed to interest the people
was touched upon, an 1 the saloon question
was most cleverly bandied. The finances
are treated at some length and be says that in
tbe past ten years the revenues have been
nearly doubled withoi t adding appreciably
to the Durdens or the oeople. which shows
wuj increase in an tne elements of riroe
perity. Of temperance legislation he says tbe
law mu i tie so ad Justed as to meet the ap
proval of the whole people, not of a compar
atively few advauced nd radical spirits.
Lansino. Mich., J l 11. The senate ves
terday reconsidered us action in appointing
a committee ot advistment on tbe constitu
tionaiity of tbe arts passed by tbe legis a-
ture. Senator Gorman introduced a bill to
repeal the corporation minority represent
ation act. A bill was introduced to re
peal act na, laws or isi7, relative to
the better protection of railroad passen
gers, tbat act being deemed impracticable.
A bill waa also introduced to indemnify but
terine factories driven out of business by an
act known as tbe buttenne act. In tbe
house notice was given of the introduction
of uniform sehooi text books and of tbe in
troduction of a new libel law bill. Tbe
mortgage tax law will have early considera
Tho West Virginia Sqnabble.
. Tl - T . . . Ml
LnAiiLisrun, r . a., Jan. 11. me sen
ate took 44 ballots yesterday without result
on president. Tbe Democrats bave obtained
from tbe supreme court of appeals a writ of
prohibition to Judge Guthrie, of tbe circuit
court, and a rule that he appear to-day and
satisry tne court Why be bad cre
ated a conflict of Jurisdiction by is
suing a writ ot mandamus to Secretary of
state walker to do tbat wbicb Judge Camp
bell bad ordered bim not to da Tbe effect
of tbe writ and rule ii to overrule tbe man
aamus ana continue the injunction against
counting tbe Kanawba county returns. Tbe
Republicans propose to continue the dead
lock until the legal proceedings are ended
aud tbe Kanawha vote is allowed to be
Tbe Republicans of the Kansas leeislature
ennesday mgbt renominated Mr. Plumb
for United States senator.
THE CHICAGOJIMES CASES
Gone to tbe Urand Jurv Bonfleld &nd
Kchaack Make a I ro position.
Chicago, Jau. 11 The Chicago Times
people waived examination in tbe Armory
pum-v cuuri jresteraay in tue criminal libel
case brought against them by Bonfleld and
S'haack. Tbis action bad been exnected
The Times yesterday morning in its editorial
columns bad lntimatf d that such would he
its course, as tbe ctse was not. It said, a
bull pen" case. Sohaack liilarad The
Times people were cowards, while Bonfleld
had nothing to say. 1 . West of The ' imes.
said be did not propose to give tbe case
away, and when it c me to trial tbe police
offlirers would be bnriitd out of slgbt under
the mass of evidence tbe iaier would pro
duce. The defendant) were held in 14,000
bonds each to appear lief ore the grand jury.
bonfleld and Scbaat made another move
last night in order to secure an immediate
investigation of tbecbarges. Tbey proposed
to tbe editors of Th Times to submit the
question ' it bout delaf to three judges of tbe
circuit court. In ense tbe decisiou of the
judges has tbe effect of sustaining any one of
tbe numerous charges printed in The Times
the plaintiffs agree to dismiss all civil suits
now pending, and to nicommend to the states'
attorney to enter a nolle prosse as to tne
criminal charges agai 1st the editors.
Tbe Times coutinu as to assail tbe private
and official integrity f Police Officers Bon
fleld and bebaack. a id the latter file new
libel suits against tun newspaper daily, the
last one having been Med yesterday, wherein
plaintiffs claim $100,(1 JO damages eacb.
Ibe limes in an tditorial this mornrnvr
re fuses to accept B infield's and Sohaack's
proposition. It gi7es a half column of rea
sons, the pith of then being that tbe pro
posed arbitration woidd not be conclusive of
guilt or innocence of the police officials, and
mac wnatever tne niidmg might be they
would have tbe nan ea of The Times' wit
nesses and could so work that the latter
would no longer be valuable in a criminal
prosecution. This lat ter. The Times says, is
tbe objtct of tbe proiiosition, and it insists
on going into court.
After diphtheria, ncarlet fever, or pneu
moma, Hood's Ba -saparilla will give
strenjrth to the system, and expel all
poison from the bloxl.
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Rule of the Minority.
The National House in
Grip of Weaver.
A RADICAL MEASURE SUGGESTED,
Proposition to Expel the Members Who
Persistently Block the Business The
Deadlock Likely to Make an Extra Ses
sion Necessary Decrease In the Duty
on Lumber Tha President and Wife
Dine the Cabinet Proceeding la the
w ASBiNOTON City, Jan. 11. With each
lay wasted by the house in filibustering the
talk of an extra session increases, and unless
some means is soon discovered to break the
deadlock that now exists, an extra session
of the house is regarded as highly probable,
Mcb.inley said yesterday that the house
would certainly take up the senate tariff bill
when it came from tbe senate, and unless
that bill could be thoroughly discussed and
passed an extra session would follow. The
loss of time now will throw tbe appropria
tion Dins into tbe time which by general con
sent is now set apart for tariff discussion in
the bouse on tha senate substitute.
ome members expressed tbe opinion
that heroic means should be adopted to
oreax tbe deadlock, and one member ot up
ward of twenty years service in tbe house
thought tbat a resolution to expel the mem
bers who were abusing the rules of the house
with their obstructive motions would be
justified by tbe country under tbe circum
stance He saw no other way out of the
present difficulty, especially as these mem
bers belonged to tbe Democratic party and
refused to abide by its caucus decision. His
remarks were directed particularly at Rep
resentative Weaver, who is the leader of the
obstructionists. Some members believe the
speaker would be justified in refusing to
recognise tbe obstructionists, and say that
other speakers have done so when the exi
gency was such that the public business
could not proceed by any other means.
As tbe bouse rules now stand, neither the
appropriation bills, the Nicaragua canal bill,
nor auy other bill can become a law. Tbe
action of the house in refusing to amend the
rules as proposed by the committee on rules,
has aggravated and more fully complicated
Bjrrows of Michigan says tbe condition of
affairs in the house shows that an extra ses
sion will be a necessity, and that the rules
must be changed so as to make it impossible
for a minority to filibuster indefinitely
against any diil Alclvinley baa been quoted
a o)posea an extra session, but be says
now tuat he is convinced it will be necessary.
and he is in favor of amending the rules so
as to limit tbe right of a minority to use dil
lownsbend of Illinois says he considers
the condition of affairs in tbe bouse at pres
ent or the gravest character, and that if it
continues it will result in absolutely prevent
ing any legislation during the remainder of
tvery reasonable efTort has been made by
the Democrats to induce Weaver to allow
business to proceed, but thus far without
PUSHING THE TARIFF MEASURE.
The Senate Reaches the Free List Weaver
Still Bom of the Honse.
U ashivotos CiTr, Jan. 11. The tariff
bill again claimed the whole attention of tbe
tenate yesterday. The rate on cork or cork
lark was raised to 3 1 per cent ad valorem
instead of 25 per cent, and the duty on
pearls was reduced to 10 per cent ad va
lorem. An attempt to increase the duty on
precious stones, cut but not set, to i.'5 per
cenw act valorem instead ot 1U was defeated
tiy a ne vote. Tbe opposition showed that
diamonds could be too easily smuggled to
make it practicable to collect a high duty.
Importers could obtain tbem at 7 per cent,
when the duty waa 10. Precious stones, set.
were increased from 25 to 41 per cent, and
the same was done as to gold watches and
watcb-cases. Tbis brought the considera
tion of the bill down to tbe free list An
amendment to take braids, plaits and laces
tor nat ornamentation off tbe free list and
tax them 5S-1 per cent was rejected, on the
ground tbat they could not be manufactured
in this country. A motion to strike out after
tiie words "fresh fish" tbe words "except
when packed or frozen in ice" so as to sim
ply read "fresh fish" developed no quorum
voting, and tbe senate adjourned to meet at
11 a. m. to-dav.
Weaver again controlled the bouse, and
with dilatory motions (his purpose beine to
force the consideration of tbe Oklahoma bill)
completely paralyzed business. When
Springer tried to get unanimous consent to
fix a day for a vote on that bill, that was ob
jected to by Buchanan, who wanted to aee
w bethel- one man could rule the house. A
resolution to appoint a committee to wait on
W eaver and see cn what terms he would al
low business to proceed was ruled out of
order. The bouse adjourned at 1 :4J n. m.
The Duty on Lumber Decreased.
Washington City, Jan. 11. The mem
bers of the senate sub-cam raittee bavinir
charge of the tariff bill have been in confer
ence for some time with the senators from
the lumber states in tbe northwest on tbe
proposed reduction in the duty on lumber.
This was one of the concessions to certain
sectious before the election, but since the
election it has been difficult to bring tbe sen
ators from tbe northwest to a point where
they could agree to tbe reduction. It was at
first proposed to make tbe reduction to SI 25
wnicn wouia De a cut ol 7o cents from the
schedule in tbe bill as reported to tLe senate.
Ibe members of tbe sub-committee came to
an understanding wit the senators from tbe
northwest yesterday, and compromised on a
reduction to fi. 51, which is a cut of 25 per
cent This rate will be made with the pro
viso contained in tbe Mills bill tbat Canada
shall remove ber export duty on lumber.
First State Dinner of the Season.
Washington City, Jan. 11 The presi
dent and Mrs. Cleveland gave a dinner last
night to the members of tbe cabinet and a
few distinguished guesta It was tbe first
state dinner of tbe season. Tbe state dining
room was beautifully decorated for the oc
casion. Tbe guests were: lbs secretary of
atate and Miss Bayard, tbe secretary of tbe
treasury and Mrs. Fairchlld, tbe secretary
of war and Miss Endicott, the secretary of
the navy and Mrs. Whitney, the postmaster
general and Mrs. Dickinson, the secretary of
tbe interior and Mrs. Vilas, the speaker of
the bouse of representees and Mrs. Carlisle.
Justice Lamar, Senator Allison, Senator Voor-
hees, Senator and Mrs. Cameron, Senator
Gorman, Sunator and Mrs. Palmer of Mich
igan, Senator and Mrs. Manderson, Repre
sent! ve Scott of Pennsylvania. Representa
tive and Mrs. Russell of Massachusetts, and
a dosen others.
Not atlflad with the Leather Schedule.
Wabhtnotoic City, Jan. II. The sub
committee of the senate Finance committee
having in charge the tariff bill, gave a hear
ing yesterday to Mr. Von Gelden and Mr.
Rose, of New York, both manufacturers of
leather goods. Tbey told tbe committee that
tbe adoption of the rates proposed in the
senate substitute would destroy their in
dustries. Gov.-Elert Hovey En Route te Indiana.
Washington City. Jan. 11 Governor-
elect Hovey, of Indiana, left Washington at
7:40 o'clock last night for Indianapolia. He
expects to hand his resignation as a repre
sentative in congress to Governor Gray Sat-
uraay, so tnat a Brntcial election mav ba
called to fill tbe vacancy.
An Indiana Man Bid Lowest.
Washington City, Jan. 11. Bids for a
new reveuue cutter were opened at the treas
ury department yesterday. M. A. Sweeney &
Bra, of Jeffersonville. Ind.. at tS 800: Pnsv
& Jones, of Wilmington, Del., ti,500, and
John H. Dialogue, of Camden, N. J., $107,
000; were the only bidders.
The only complexion nowder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
injury to the user, and without a doubt a
Track of the Tornado.
Reading's Disaster and Pitts
SUMMING UP THE LISTS OF DEAD.
All Accnnnted for at Beadiug, and the
Total Fatalities Are Twenty-Eight, with
Twenty Serlou.ly Hurt The I'ittsbnrs;
List Not Vet Complete, Hut Eleven
Known Deaths A Terrible Night at
Buffalo Wild Work of Wind and
Rzadin-o, Pa,, Jan. 11. Yesterday morn
ing dawned clear and cold. Tbe city had
been awake all night, the search for the
dead never ceased through tho long vigil,
and there was a constant succession of hor.
rifying scenes as body after body was drag,
ged forth from iu awful grave. The terrible
story of the wreck aud destruction and loss
of'life had spread beyond the city, and soon
after daylight the country people began to
swarm into the city, and the streets were
packed with tbe curious throngs. The su
burban visitors report widespread destruc
tion in the rural districts.
All night long and all day hundreds of
men labored, with a strength that seemed
Titanic and an epergy which seemed beyond
the reach of fatigue, to recover from tbe
ruins tbe crushed and mangled remains of
those who found death where they exacted
protection. No adequate description of the
horrors of Wednesday night will ever be
written. Those who were tbe victim of the
storm's fury, even though tbey escaped with
their lives, were too torror -stricken to note
even a little part of the effects of the awful
cyclone as it swept on its destructive) mis
sion, and no one who did not see it can im
agine it. Tuere was no time for r. fWtion
as to what was best to do. Almost like a
flash of lightning tho howling ruin came.
and it hail passed before one could fully
realize its dreadful natnre. The living dare
not describe it; the dead can not.
Still there is the poor consolation tbat the
catastrophe was not so dreadful in itx fatal
ity as was at nrst supposed. 1 be rescuing
party employed in removing the debris dis
continued work at 5:30 o'clock last eveuing
All the operatives have been found or ac
counted for by the firm The complete list
of the killed is as follows: I). K. Becker,
wallie Hirrison, Annie Fisher, Daisy Hecker,
Ueorge Meraan, Millie Christman, Ella Rid
nauer, Henry Krooker, Eva Leeds, Annie
Ridnauer. Lottie Savior, Mary Kvans, Mav
Fitcpatrick, Ella Long, William Koiieson
John Ueber, Sophia Winklensn, Sallie
Dickel, Barbara Sit-lheimer, Sallie Bickel,
cadie bhade, illiam Snyder, I.illie Scbaefer,
Sallie Faust, Sallie llarmer, Annie Kersc
ner, Mathdda Grow and Emma Nestor; to
tal number, 28.
The seriously injured are: Lrtura Wright,
ttoss t lemmer, Rebecca rouse, Nulina Tay
lor, Emma Blumm, Mamie Kinsy, Katie
Hepler. Howard ftricker, Annie Bricker,
Sallie Voting, Mary Reese, Kate Hartman,
Sallie Hhs-ou, E la and Jennie Salome, Kate
Cazen, Bertha Kuznr, Annie 1-weds, Annie
try and Kmma iianenztbn; total, 0. About
ninety others were slightly hurt, principally
bruised by being thrown from the building
ty tbe wind.
Those who escaped early Wednesday even
ing hurried to their homes, and as nothing
was beard from them it was thought they
had been buried in the ruins. All of them
reported to the superinten lent yesterday.
either in erson or by messenger.
Mayor Keuney lias issued a proclamation
appoaluzto all classes for aid, and calling a
meeting oT representative citizens to adopt
necessary means for relief.
The Death-List Fonts fp Eleven, with
a Large Increase Expected.
PlTTSBCRO, Pa., Jan. 1 1 The story of the
disaster which causid such great loss of life
in this city Wednesday is not yet ready to be
fully told, but enough is known to make it
possible to state w ith a fair degree of area
racy ine numoer oi the victims. Two
mangled bodies men were found yester
day morning, but they are unrecognizable,
a-iu n nag some time Pel ore they were
determined to be those of John L. Rigerson
and Tnomas Jones, bricklayers. Joseph
Oebriug, 16 years old, who was taken from
tbe wreck Wednesday nigbt, died yesterday
morning, ltie death-list now foots up to
eleven, the wounds thirty-five, and the
Yesterday afternoon the tottering walls of
tbe Uilley building were pulled down. This
menacing danger removed, the workmen
with renewed efTort again commenced the
removal of the immense quautity of debris
that still remain. Two hundred and fifty
men and sixty teams, all tbat can work to
advantage, are hard at work in the search
for tbe bodies tbat are known to be buried
in tbe cellars of tbe Wiiley and Thomas
buildings aud tbe rear of Weldiu's store.
Tbe report is current that at the time of tbe
disaster, a clerk with a lady customer were
in eld in basenieut,exatninine some eooda.
Two of Weldin's clei ks and the lady are miss
ing, and their remains will probably be
lound when tbe debris is removed. Another
report has it that five women are in the
ruins in the basement of Weldiu's store.
Time alone can tell and not until tbe last
brick is removed can tbe full extent of the
terrible catastrophe be known.
At 8:40 o'clock last eveuing tbe workmen
succeeded in recovering tbe body of Willie
Guottman, who was buried under tons of
brick, mortar and roofing in tbe cellar of
tbe Tbonia building. He bad evidently died
from suffocation, as be had carried on a con
versation at intervals with his brother
A Times reporter has completed a tour of
the city hospitals at which are tbe suffering
victims of tbe disaster. Tbe physicians at
tbe Homeopathic hospital state tbat Lemon,
Springer, Courtney and Barber are very
low and can not live. The other patlent3
are as comfortable as could be expeected.
At tbe other institutions it U thought that
all of tbe unfortunates in their care will re
cover. At this writing tbe workmen on tbe ruins
are concentrating tbeir efforts at tbe rear of
Weldin's building, where it is supposed tbe
body of Dr. Reed will be round, and in the
cellar at the Wiiley building, where at 10:30
o'clock three hats were unearthed, one of
which a physician stated was stained with
blood and brains.
At midnight last nigbt the IhxIv of Charles
McKeown was dug out of the debris in tbe
rear ot tbe Weldin building. It is thought
several mors will be found around tbat spot.
At 1:30 this morning two more bodies
were taken out of the foundation of the
Wiiley building. They were crushed be
yond recognition and are supposed to be
two of a number of workmen tbat ware sit
ting by a stove eating their dinners at tbe
time of the accident. Tbey bave been taken
to tbe morgue.
Niagara Suspension Bridge a Wreck.
Niagara Falls, Jan. 1L The suspension
bridge for carriages and foot-passengers that
was built across the river witbin a short dis
tance of Niagara Falls several years ago wat
carried off its fastenings into the stream be
low by a wind-storm yesterday morning,
and is a total loss. It should be noted that
the destroyed bridge is neither the original
Niagara railway suspension bridge nor tb
Michigan Central Railroad company's new
cantilever bridge, both of wta ch are located
a mile or two below the demolished struc
ture. INUNDATION AT BUFFALO.
Twenty Toor Families Lose Their All
One Fatal Incident.
BcfTALO, N. Y., Jan. 11. From an early
hour Wednesday night until noon yesterday
a wind-storm ravaged this city. No such
scene ot destruction has beeu witnessed here
in seventeen years. In the city proper
shade-trees were uproot. d and thrown across
the streets, electric wires torn down, and
chimneys, windows, signs and roofs blown
about promiscuously. There were no in
dividual losses of great amount, but collec
tively the destruction wrought by tbe wiud
A cry of woe went up rrom tba strip of
land known as -Tbt bland" yesterday morn-
ini. Desolation and destruction relerned
along the sea wall at tbe foot ot Michigan
street. A mere chaos of window-frames,
roofs, eta, marked tbe spot where Wednes
day stood many little cottages close to the
sea wall The people living in tta bouses
near tbe beach at tbe foot ot Porter avenue
suffered terribly during tbe storm. About
" o'clock In the morning tbe water flooded
the raib oad tracks and began to pour down
into tbe lowdand below the track. The water
poured into tbe cottages and shanties, and
tbe people made a hurried toilet and pre
pared to escape. Many were scantily clad
and forced to wade through water a foot
deep. The household effects were almost
Twenty families were rendered homeless
and their little property almost entirely
swept away. Most of them are very poor,
and are left in the worst plight imaginable.
The Tifft farm and "the Flats" are flooded
so high tbat people living in tbat section had
to be rescued from second-story windows,
and the Thirteenth ward is under water.
The railroads suffered by wash-outs where
they run along Buffalo Creek, and transfers
had to be made at tbat point. But few trains
left the city yesterday, and those arriving
were several hours late.
Charles Wagner was killed at Grand Isl
and ferry yesterday morning by the falling
of a building. Wagner and a companion
were in Schwartz-' saloon when tbe roof fell
through, crushing Wagner to death.
Wagner's body was found in tbe afternoon.
He was about 55 years of age an d an iron
worker by trade. When found be had a cat
in bis arms and tbe cat bad a mouse in ber
mouth. The ferry dock was swept com
pletely away; so were Schwartz' and Geh
rig's saloons and twenty-three boathouses.
The Ji-fferson Fishing club's house is badly
The damage to shipping and docks was
extensive, though sj scattered thit no one is
a great sufferer. Tbe water rose eight feet
or more and nitb t his and tbe waves to add
to tbe impetus given tbe vessels by tbe
wind, many of them broke adrift and went
ashore or drifted Into other craft, breaking
spars, rigging, etc.
Yellow I ever on the Ya-ilie.
New Yokk, Jan. 11. The United States
steamer Yantio, Commander Heyerman,
irom l'ort au-i mice, Jan. 1, arrived last
nigbt at quarantine. She reports that on
Jan. 7 Corporal Rowe died of yellow fever.
Cadet Bristol and Yeoman Keller are con
valescent. Lieut. Miles is also down with
The English ISrewery Syndicate.
Baltimoke, Md., Jan. 11 Tbe News
publishes a story to tbe effect that an English
syndi ate is negotiating lor the pu rebate of
a number of Baltimore's largest breweries.
Tbe article states that a meeting was held
Wednesday between a representative of tbe
syndicate and tbe proprietors of these brew
eries: George Beuernschmidt's, J. F. Weis
ner's George Brehm's, Darley Park Brewing
company. National Brewing company, Bay
View Brewing company. Tbe deal, it is
said, was partially made, aud will goon be
Terrible Chai ge Against a Father.
Mix.neapoi.is, Minn., Jan. II. Tbe
Join-iinTs St. Cloud, Minn., special says:
Michael I'ary, aged oH, a well-to-do fanner
of Uirinanton, Minn., is in jail here upon
complaint of his son, who charged him with
aault with intent to kill his 18-year-old
daughter. The girl is pregnant, and she
charges her father with being the father of
the iinlioru child. She also says he tried to
poison her by giving her strychnine. The
father says the charges are false, and that
the girl is a lew I charterer.
Cowardly Attempt at lur.!e.
St Ixji is, Mo , Jan. 11. Ward McManca,
a well -know n capitalist and real estate owner
of this city, as called tp the door of bi9 res
idence ye-ti-rdny and shot twice l-y Henry
Kris. The wounds are not serious. Tbe
sbootin; i the result of a refusal on the part
of McManiis to aid Kriz financially in pro
moting his interests in a ar motor, which
the latter has invented. KriE escaped.
Atoning t.r Ills Son' Crime.
New Yokk, Jan 11. W. R Foster hat
giv:-n the produce exchange gratuity fund
$ "i0,000 to partially atone for tbe loss of
tlSKlHM) it suffered by tbe defalcations of
V. R. Foster, Jr.
Hrewery Hunted ly an Incendiary.
Altooxa, Ph., Jim. 11 At 1 o'clock yes
terday morning Mrs. Mary Reittinore's
brewery was destroyed by fire, the work of
an incendiary. lxs, ii5,00ii; insurance,
The Went her We May Expert.
WASnisoTos fiTV, Jan. 11 .The following are
the weather indications for thirty -six hours fr.nn
8 p. in. yesterday: For Iowa Ueurrsilir fair,
clearing in southeastern Iowa; slipliti.i . -. (,i.-r in
eastern portions; ncarlr stationary lenvviMture
in we-1 em Iowa: variable winds.' K r Indiana
and Illinois I.m-al snows or rains; .vMt. I-re-ceded
in southern Indiana by rising tenuviaiuie;
winds becoming northerly. For .Mu-Iimu aud
Wisconsin Fair weather, except Imht Kxal
snows along tlie lak-s: colder, except in extreme
southeastern part of lwer Michigan nearly
stationary temperature; northwesterly winds.
Ohicaoo. Jan. 10.
(Quotations on the Ixvard of trade to-day were
aa follows: u mi,,i -iia, oficui-u ri-vs-,
closed f I. W: July, opened STilc. closed WV4C.
Coin No. rebmary, opened closed
84-1: Siarch, opened .'15c, closed 34 ?c;
May. opened -Vl4c, close 1 StWs-Sjc. Oats
.No a May. ojcned is-, closed vro. Iork
February, opened i:l 10. closed 5:3.'-i; May.
opened f lM.S-Jii cl wed $lS.ta. Lard Febru
ary, closed i 4.)
rrieesatthe I'nion stock yards: Hoes Mar
ket opened active and firm, priL-es 5c higher:
light grades. li(&5.:!0: rough packing, S508
ft.5.15; mixed Ints, fo.lO(J5.j; heavy packiux
and shipping; lois, $..l.",;tv3.:a. Cattle Stroinr:
beeves, poor to prime. S3 4J5.00; bulk, S.9U
$4.l!; cows, $I.T.YJ"-.'-'0; stot-kens and feeders,
$2.10Ci,3 5). Mieop Firm; native muttons, $-1.75
&5.10; corn-fed westerns, Jl.80a4.70; lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elijin creamery, 8Aa
3iV per lb: fancy dairy, l7.tti!lc: mcking stock,
ljdiltlJ. E-gs Strictly fresh laid. ISlito; ice
house stock, l.r,2jHk;. Dressed poultry (.Thick
ens,,ii9cper lb; turkeys. lOailWc; ducks. 9ut
10c; Eeese. $ ;..V3,?.0o ier doz. Potatoes Choic
Burbanks, iOo-HA: per bu; Beauty of He ron, 30c;
Karly Rose, ifiKiarc, sweet potatoes, Sl.TSSfcZ.OO
per but. Apples -Choice Michigan, $1.85135
per bU. Cruuherrins f 7.00a;7.50 per bhL
Nuw Yom, Jan. 10.
Wheat Quiet; So. 1 red Ma.' a 81.09: N
do, fl Oisj:No a red w -inter February, Sl.Oiag;
do March, Sl.O-.Tfi; do Mav. Sl.OiU. tVirn Dull-
No. 2 mixed cash, 460; do January, 44?c;
do February, 4.1c; do March. Oala Steady;
No. I w hitn stale, 40V; No. S do, Slc; No. 8
mixed January. iM' je: Febru.iry, H c. Rye
Dull. Iliu ley Nomina! Pork Dull; new
mess, 5U.Sfcl 1 :0 ljrd Quiet; January,
$7.71; February $7 70.
Uve Stork: O-ttle Xo market; dressed beet.
firmer; native sides t'v iSo tt; to-day's Liver
pool cable quotes American refrigerator beef
hifrher at 'Jo t !! bbeep an 1 l.iinUc Firm and
active at full pric.-s; common to pood bheep,
$100-8-V40 fi i p.; common to good lambs,
J6.00!J,r..VI. ltos Stoady; nominal range, $0. 70.
sv New SZM '
Hay I'plaud prairie, $468.
Huy Timoth) new $7&S.U0.
Hay Wild, J5:WH&86 ' .
Com New, SK?.80c.
Goal rtoft He: haul w.nn:
Cord Wood-Oak, $4.95: Hlckorv, fa.
Suraw-fH: baled $6.00.
To the, Creditors of William Rama
kill. Notice is hereby civen that William
Eamskill, of the city of Rock island
county of Rock Island, state of Illinois'
did on the 17th day of December. 1888,
make an assignment to me of his estate'
to pay debts for tbe benefit of his credit
ors, that I have this day qualified as such
assignee in the county court of said
county. The above Darned creditors will
therefore present their claims against
said Ramskill to me under oath or affir
mation, witbin three months from this
date as required by law.
George Foster, Assignee.
Rock Island, III., this 20th day of Dec,
fehops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
"Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
The finest carriages add buggies in
tbe city can be bad at any bonr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
So. 1916 Third Avenue.
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RUGS and MATS!
ASTONISHING LOW PRICES.
Li W. PETERSEN, 212 West 2nd St., Davenpor',
Carpet and Wall Paper Store.
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting
Kn vrles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
r7ronght Oat and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Bran Goods of every deacriptlofc
Rubber Hom and Packing of all kinds. Dram Tile and Sewer Pipi. '
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(Successor to Guthrie A Co llns.)
Contractor and Builder,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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' - Office and Bhop No. 1818 Third Avanw:
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuable.
The AM ine is ronstnit ted on scien
tific principles. Unlike sny other grate,
il has a return drnti; this insures slow
and perfrct cumbustitm. (oonnmy of fuei,
perfect ventilation, distribution of heat
and cqunliEilion of t(ui-ratnr from
floor lo renins. Burns hard or soft
coal, and has five times Uic heatin? rn
pacity of any ether grate on the matki-v
Call or examine or semi for circuKr
giving full information.
DAVIS & CAMP. Agents,
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second Avenue.
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