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THE ROCK TBLTA"ND AHGUS- SATUIIDAY, JANUARY 12, I8S9.
TIIE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
8ATUROAT, Jamtaht 18, 1889.
Tbx 1 a test novelty in the way of gar
menu it paper clothing. The process was
discovered not much, if any. over a year
ago, and is controlled by a company in
Michigan which manufacturers the goods.
Only recently has any of the clothing
been seen here. The value of paper as a
retainer of warmth has always been rec
ognized by bunters, prospectors and oth
er people who are given to "roughing it"
On cold nights the people will cover
themselves over with old newspapers,
which they find a great protection
against the cold. This is perhaps what
suggested to some genius the idea of pa
per clothing. The goods are of a very
tough sort of paper, resembling buckskin
in appearance. The garments are chiefly
In the form of vests, designed to be worn
between the underclothing and linen of
gentlemen. Then there are corset covers
for ladles. Bed clothing is also manu
factured from the paper. This Is in the
form of sheets, to be used in connection
with other bed clothing. Since basins,
water pails and even car wheels are also
made of paper, there seems to be no limit
to the possibilities of paper manufacture.
Home day tbey will he building brick bus
Iness blocks out of paper.
1. A postmaster is required to give
notice by letter (returning the paper does
not answer the law) when a subscriber
does not take bis paper out of the office,
and state the reasons for its not being
taken. Any neglect to do so, makes the
postmasters responsible to the publishers
2 If any person orders his paper dis
continued, he must pay all arrearages, or
the publisher may continue to send it
until payment is made, and collect the
whole amount whether it is taken from
the office or not. There can be no legal
discontinuance until the payment is
8. Anv person who takes a paper from
the postofflce, whether tlirocted to his
name or another, or whether he has sub
scribed or not. ia responsible for the pay.
4. If a subscriber orders bis paper to
be stopped at a certain time, and the pub
lisher continues to send, the subscriber
is bound o pay for it if Be takes it out of
the postofflce. Tbi proceeds uoon the
ground that a man must pay for what he
5. The courts have decided that refus
ini to take newspapers and periodicals
irorn tne postoruce, or removing and
leaving them uncalled for. is prima facie
evidence or intentional fraud.
At the Ninth ai"- M Tl church th.r.-
wlll be service tomorrow afternoon at 2
At Trinity churcb, services tomor
row, at 10 45 a m. 12 m and 7 p m.
At the chapel at 2:30 and 7 pm.
At the Enelioh Lutheran. nrpnshinr at
7 p m by Kev E F Bar holomew, D.CD..
pastor, on I lie Inquiry of the Wise
Men." Matt. 2 2. Sunday school at 2:30
p m, C. W. Foss. suwrintendent $
At the Christian church. Oeo E Piatt,
Daat.f Preaching at 10:45 a m. Sub
ject in the morning: "An Object of Wor
ship." Service also at 7 p m Sunday
school at 9 15 a m, D. J Sears, superin
tendent. Young people's meeting at 6
p m. Prayer meeting eveYy Wednesday
evening at 7 p m. All are invited.
At the Central Presbyterianrfcnr
me pastor, nev a. B-xlelruin, will
preach, tomor-- Jiu:45 a m and 7
Morning subject: 'The First
vbristiao Sermon and us effects." Sun
day school and pastor's Bible class at
9:80 a m, J M Buford, superintendent.
Young people s meeting at 6 p m.
At the First M. E. churcb, preaching at
10:45 a m and 7 p m, by the paator, the
Rev O W Gue. Morning subject: "Un
heard of Insolence. 'Evening: "Beyond
the reach of the Greatest Ransom." Sun
day school at 9:15 a m, J F Robinson,
uperintendent. Young people's Metho
dist Alliance at 6 p m, C E Adams,
At the Twentieth street Evangelical
Lutheran church, services at 10 a m by
the pastor the Rev C A Mennlcke. Text,
Luc 1 41 53. Thema: Den Mahnruf des
zrooelf jaebrigen Zesus: "Wisset ihr
nicht, dnss ich sein muss in dem, das
meines Vatcrs ist7" Als at 2:80 p m.
Text: 1 Petr. 1:2. Thema: Der kleine
Katecbismus Luthers, ein berrlicbes
Gnadengeachenk Go ties.
At the First Baptist church, II. C
. Iceland, pastor, services morning and
evening. At 10:45 a m Rev. F. L. Wil
kins will preach, and at 7 p m the pastor
will preach, subject: "The Important
Choice." Sabbath school at 9:30 a m, J.
W. Welch, superintendent. Ycung peo
ple's meeting at 6:15 p m. conducted by
Wm. Morrison, the converted blacksmith.
Forty fourth Street Mission Sabbath
school at 2:30 p m. Services at 3 J10 p m.
Harvey Kingsbury will preach.
Odd Fellow Aunlverxary Aaaoeta
tion. The annual meeting of the Tri-City
Odd Fellows' Anniversary association
was held at Odd Fellows' ball, this city,
Wednesday evening of this week. There
were present W. A. McBoth, of Manu
facturers" Lodge. No. 485, of Moline; B.
F. Enoz, of Rock Inland Lodge, No. 18;
Robert Kuschman, Ueckcr, No. 113; and
Charles Hodgson, Ucal, No. 608, of Roek
Island; and B. F. Ford, Davenport,
Ne. 7; James Woodrow, of Mo
line Lodge, No. 133; and Andrew Lind
gren, Swedish Olive, No. 085, of Moline,
were not present. Scott Lodge, of Dav
enport, was also unrepresented. The
delegates elected the following officers
for the ensuing year:
President W. A. McBeth.
t Vice President B. F. Knox.
Secretary B F. Ford.
Treasurer Robert Kuschman.
In the pursuit of the gooa things of
'his world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jonee' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetiser,
blood purifier, a euro cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, B0 cents, of
The average lengtn or life is on the in
crease. The science of medicine baa made
great progress; many diseases are now
controlled that were formerly thought in
curable The greatest discovery Is Dr.
Bigelow. Cure, which cures consump
tion in stages that other remedies are of
no benefit Coughs, colds, croup, whoop
ing cough, bronchitis, and all throat and
lung diseases speedily and aafely. Price
60 cents and $1, of druggists.
It teems that the Providence eashier
got away with but f 10,000 In cub after
all. Just about what a base ball pitcher
Democratic Members Put Their
Heads Together, and
CARLISLE MAZES SOME RULINGS
That Knabta th Honu to Do m Llttla
Business Bat the Iowa Man Keep Up
lha Fight with KflVcr Kil.ore Goes la
far Retaliation The President Owns Cp
to a Western J mice National Capital
Washington Citv, Jan. 12. Tha house
had hardly len oallwt to order and the
chaplain's prayer ended yesterday before
Weaver wax on bis
feet to move that
when the house ad
journ it be to Monday,
in continuance of bis
OHbuHterinfr tai-tiil of
the past week. But it
seems that the Demo
crats are netting tired
of the business, and
while the vote waa in
progress on the aliove
motion Randall and
other prominent Dem
ocrats gathered around
WEAVER OF IOWA.
the speaker and put up asni't o( a job on the
Iowa obstructionist. It was not thoroughly
effective, however, and only served to enable
the house to adopt two conference reports.
Weaver' neict motion was for a recess un
til 1:80 p. m. (the Journal had not yet been
read, it must lie remembered), and Randall
made the point of or lor that no business
could tie transacted until the Journal had
been read. This point the speaker upheld.
Weaver insisted the chair had made an
other ruling before, and had allowed motions
for adjournment to be voted on before the
reading of the journal, but. the speaker said
that even if be hud so deci ded on previous
occasions, he would now revet a bis own
The Journal having been read. Weaver
moved an adjournment uutit Monday, but
Dibble of South Carolina came forward with
a conference report upon the senate bill for
the erection of a public huildint; at Milwau
kee, and the speaker ruled that this was of
higher privilege than a motion to adjourn.
While the motion to nsree to the conference
report was ponding Weaver moved an ad
journment, but the chair declared him out
of order, holding that a motion to postpone
wea the only motion whir-h coul 1 put aside
the report or permit adjournment. There
was some filibustering on the vote on a mo
tion to order the previous question. When
the previous question bad been ordered.
Weaver asked whether a motion to adjourn
until Monday would be in order.
The speaker thought not, but expressed
some doubt of the correctness of bis own
Weaver suegested that the doobt should
be resolved in favor of the rights of the
The speaker The chair thinks it Is better
to resolve the doubt in the interest of the
transaction of the public business of the
bouse, and be has therefore done so on this
During the debate on the Milwaukee bill,
Weaver made noma remarks in favor of the
Oklahoma bill, and be was quickly ruled out
On the request for the yeas &nd nays no
quorum voted, and Weaver pressed the point
that a quorum was necessary. The speaker
overruled the point on the ground that the
practice for tbirty-Bve years had been the
other way, although in the thirty-second cou
greaa, a ruling bad been male that a quorum
was necessary. The conference report was
Dil'ble then presented a conference report
on the bill appropriating ftiOO.OOil for the
purchase of site and to begin the construction
of a public building at Omaha, Neb. De
spite Weaver's attempted obstruction, the
bouse considered and agreed t . the report
When Dibble rose with another conference
report. Weaver raised t-q;lrition of con
'd?ritO. Further points of order were
Tnada and rnled upon, and finally, without
accomplishing any tnrtber legislation, on
motion of Weaver, the bouse at 4 o'clock
took reowt until 7:30 o'clock, the night ses
sion to be for consideration r' private pen
As soon aa the house met in the evening
Kilgore of Texas raised the point of no
quorum upon the motion to go into commit
tee of the whole for the consideration of pri
vate pension bills. Kilgore said that it had
become evident that one man in the bouse
could prevent the transaction of public busi
ness; be now wished it to be understood that,
aa long aa tb's slate of affairs existed, no
private bills should be passed. A call of the
house was ordered.
Mason of Illinois moved that all the ab
sentees be excused with the exception of
Weaver of Iowa, and that gentleman be
compelled to be present.
"Oh, no; we don't want him," said several
Mason said that be would yeld to the de
sire of the bouse to dispense with Weaver's
presence, and be withdrew the motion.
The call continued until 8:30, when the
bouse adjourned for the dny.
THE AMENDE HONORABLE.
A territorial Jndjc Who Was Removed by
the l'resldent Offered Another Place.
Washington City, Jan. 12. In April,
1185, the president appointed William A.
Vincent to be chief justice of the territory of
New Mexico and in November of the same
year be was removed. The judge came to
Washington, where be learned that the
charge against him was the appointment of
Stephen W. Dors-y to be a Jury commission
er. Tbe judge wrote a long letter to the
president complaining of tbe injustice done
him, and the latter has now taken action in
the matter by offering to appoint the judge
chief Justice of the territory of the Montana.
The president In bis letter acknowledges that
bis action formerly was "unfairly harsh,"
and that it subjected the judge to a suspicion
that was "unjust and unwarranted." Tbe
removal In the first place, the president says,
did not imply any charge against the judge's
honesty or capacity.
Mr. Vincent writes, thanking the presi
dent for bis expression of confidence, declar
ing bis belief in tbe purity of tbe president's
motives in removing him, but declining tbe
proffered position because he can not afford
to remove from New Mexico owing to bis
business and professional interests there.
THEY TALKED FRESH FISH.
Frog-rasa In the Senate with the Tariff Bill
Little Work In the House.
Washington City, Jan. 12. Fresh flsb
was tbe subject of talk in tbe senate yester
day, but after a long debate, duriug which
Plumb, speaking to bis motion to admit fresh
fish free, said it was a discrimination in
favor of people living along the Canadian
border to give the New Englanders their salt
free and make tbe rest of tbe country pay a
duty thereon, the amendment was rejected
and lha Ush subjected to X a cent per pound
iuty. tieveml paragraphia were passed over
informally. The duty -on osier and willow
was mad'i 10 per cent, ad valorem, and this
ended the free list. Tbe senate then ad
journed until noon to-day, the attempt to
begin at 11 a. m. yesterday having developed
but six senators in their seats at that hour.
In tbe bouse a disposition to shut off
Weaver was manifested. That gentleman
began bis filibustering tactics by mo v lug an
adjournment before tbe journal had been
read. A conference between tbe speaker
and several prominent Democrats had been
held at the speaker's desk, and the result
waa soon seen in rulings against Weaver,
which permitted some business to be trans
acted, Weaver getting in all tbe obstruction
he could. The conference reports on the
bills for tbe erection of a public building at
Milwaukee, and the one appropriating $000,-
000 for a sit and to begin public building
as Umaha were agreed to. Upon another
conference report Weaver so blocked work
that a recess was taken to 7:30 p. m., at
wtueb time Kilgore raised the point of no
quorum and gave notice that in retaliation
against Weaver no privite bill could be
passed while the present state of affairs ex
isted. Tbe bout then adjourned.
THE lf DIANA LEGISLATURE.
It Does LHt.lt Work Synopsis of the Gov
I.tDtANAroiJS, Jan. 12 At 2:30 o'clock
yesterday tbe general assembly in joint ses
sion was Cilia 1 to order by 8 Maker Niblack.
On motion of Senator Howard Lieutenant
was unanimcosly in
vited to oceup f a chair
beside the speaker.
Robertson vas not
present . Governor
Gray was received f
with appla'ise and
reaa n is mess ige. At
message the general
assembly stood ad- ?
journed for the day.
There was lit Je busi
ness do le i i either
bouse or senate, and speaKeb niblack.
in the latter the feeling waa similar to that
or Ihursday, but there were no scenes.
Lieutenant Coventor Robertson attempted
to get into tb) chamber, but was stopped by
the doorkeeper, and made no further effort.
The governor in bis message declared the
financial condition of the state excellent, tbe
present indebtedness being, be said, only
t337,861, and be recommends that the school
fund bonds b redeemed, by a loan at 3 per
cent He also recommends a tax of 2 cent'
on tbe f 130 to establish a sinking fund to
finally extinguish the entire state debt A
loni? paragra lh is devo'ed to reform at elec
tions, and t is governor urges a revision
of tbe elec ion laws so as to guard
the purity of tbe franchise. One
recommendation is that election precincts
contain no more than 200 voters. With ref
erence to tht. "White-Caps" be said he had
given instructions that they be prosecuted
to the full exient of the law. Tbe message
closed with a recommendation for a consti
tutional amendment making the terms of all
state and cc unty officers four years, and
that such oftlwrs, be chosen at the general
election occurring between presidential
elections, as it was but just that "our state
elections should be determined upon state is
sues, and be its far removed as possible from
They Went Home Till Monday.
Sphi.vgfied. Ills., Jan. 12 The legisla
ture adopted a resolution yesterday fixing
the hour of i tauguration Monday at 2 p. m.,
instead of 11 a. m. Tbe house passed a joint
resolution to print 10,000 copies of Governor
Oglesby's message, and theu it was resolved
to adjourn from yesterday to Monday at
1:45 p. m. A number of committees were
announce. t, ind Kev. F. W. Springer, of this
city, was appointed chaplain. The house
The senate did little business. The adjourn
ment resoiut. on was male the special order
for Jan. 17, nstead of April 1, and the prop
osition to Inquire of tiie railway commis
sion why it bad not reduced tbe railway pas
senger rate to 2 cents per mile made the
special order for Jan. 24. Among tbe bills
introduced -vas one providing for uniform
ity of public school text-books.
Lansiso, Mich., Jan. 12 Notice was
given in tbe senate yesterday of tbe intended
introduction of a bill appropriating $10,000
for a statue to Gen. Custer, and in the house
of a bill prohibiting the sale of cigarettes,
cigars or tobacco to minors. The house
passed tbe s-tuate bill changing the day for
the meetiug of elecccrs to that prescribed by
the national law. The senate adjourned till
Tuesday and the bouse till Monday.
Net Governor of Illinois.
Blooming ton. Ills., Jan. 12. Governor
elect Filer completed his inaugural address
several days ago, but it has so far been kept
sacred from prying eyes. All that is yet
known aboit it is that it contains 4,000 or
5.000 words, and is a business-like address,
treating calmly the leading questions in
which the people of Illinois are interested.
TWO VURDERS IN WISCONSIN.
A Weil-Known riiyslcian Shot by His
Fthr- n-Lw "Blood for ISIod."
Stevens Foisi, Wis., -Jan. 12 Dr. A.
C. Meyers, ne f f the best known physicians
in this part of the state, and United Slates
examiner of pensions at this place, was shot
dead io tbe street here yesterday by his aged
father-in la'v, Patrick Griffiths. Tbe victim
and bis brother-in-law, Will Griffiths, bad
quarreled a few minutes before and were
walking sid by side w hen the tragedy oc
curred. Dr. Meyers' wife was shot dead in
ber bedroom a rnonih ago. Though Myers
claimed she killed herself, tbe coroner's jury
returned a verdict to the effeot that she
came to her dath at tbe bands of some one
unknown. Griffiths believed that Meyers
was tbe murderer of bis daughter, and when
be shot him yesterday, be exclaimed, "Blood
for blood I" Tbe father and son were ar
rested. An Earthquake Shake In New York.
FXaTtsbi ko, N. Y., Jan. 12 Reports
from Danncmora say a shock of earthquake
was felt tbi re last night about ft:3i o'clock,
so severe tl at people ran from their dwell
ings to the streets in alarm. A similar shock
was also felt at Saranao lake, MorrUon ville,
Cadyville, Loon Lake, Standish, Saranac,
Clayburgh, and Lyon Mountain. Tbe shock
was barely perceptible in Flattsburg. All
the drops on the switch-board at the tele
phone exchange dropped at 9:40. This wan
its only efft here.
Cat ried Off on an Ice Floe.
Kingston, Ont, Jn. 12. The fish sbauty
of a man named Blaknly, on the shore of
Bay Quinti, was carried up on tbe ice by
tbe wind daring tbe violent gale on Wednes
day night When tbe inmates awoke they
found then selves half a mile from tbe shore
on drifting ice. Tbe occupants, an old man
and bis son, bad a terrible experience. The
father died from exposure, and his son, with
great difficulty, reached the main land.
that at a rt
bat the spii
Pope Fighting- Socialism.
Jan. 12. Tne Daily News says
cent audience given by tbe pope to
:an prelates now in Rome, bis
tructed them to strenuously com
it of Socialism which is spreading
Irish Roman Catholics in Amer-
ica. if pr
ivate measures will not suffice, it
that a papal rescript upon tbe
I be issued.
Cut Ont an Eye with a Knife.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 13. A special from
Mount Vernon says that a man named Ward,
residing at Brandon, fatally stabbed a com
panion named Wright in tbe left eye, com
pletely cutting that member out the knife
penetrating the brain. Wright bad nearly
pulled Ward's thumb off in playing a joke
upon him Sew Year's day.
Murder at a School House.
VrxSNA, Ills., Jan. 12. Thursday night
an altercation occurred at tbe school bouse
three milts west of this place between
Charles Jacobs, John Bridges and Charles
and Joe Arnett Eight shots were ex
changed. John Bridges was killed and
Charles Arnett was wounded. The other
men were arrested.
-her Fight at an Eviction.
in. 12. In tbe evictions at Castle
uuty Cork, yesterday, tbe bailiffs
met with stubborn resistance from
f a tenant named Donovan. Sev
the bouse was assaulted, but each
.tasking party were driven back,
withstand tbe shower of stones
im tbe stronghold. Tbe bailiffs
y victorious, but several of them
ed in tbe fight
time tbe a
The Plasterers' Union.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 12. The Interna
tional Pla-.terers' union yesterday concluded
its labors and adjourned. A proposition
was submitted by the Pittsburg union that
journey mi -n should do their owu lathing and
refuse to work in any building where lath
ing has be-n done by men who are not plas
terers. Tiie matter was finally left to each
Elected a Ropnbllean.
BOSTON, Jan. 12. Horace G. Allen was
last night sleeted president of tbe common
council by a vote of 37 to 36. Two inde
pendent CamocraU and one straight Demo
crat voted for Mr. Allen, who was tbe Re
Facts AW Trade.
Comment on the Proposed As
sociation of Railways.
P00B SHOWTirG FOB stockholders.
Over Half the Stock on ltO.000 Miles of
Railway Paid No Divideuds Last Year
and SO Per Cent, or the Ronds No Inter
est Judge Barrett's Decision on Tra-ts
Points from the Inter-State Commerce
Report Fall ores.
Kkw York, Jan. 12 R G. Dun & Col's
weekly review of trade savs: Events of un
usual importance during the past week have
neipea tbe improvement of business. The
agreement of railroad presidents, if signed
by the companieHt the west which thus far
bold off, will give substantial reason to hope
for a better era in railway management
Not the least important feature of tba ar
rangement is that bankers of large influence
commit themselves, in case the compact is
signed, to retusi their countenance or aid to
the negotiation of securities for new com
peting lines or extensions, where either of
the railroads agreeing to the compact ob.
Jects. The report of the inter-state commis
sion shows that on 121,000 miles of road, for
the year ending Juna 80, 1SSH, the stock and
bonds were of equal par value, but on 52
per cent, of the stock no dividend was paid,
and on 'JO per cent of the bonds no interest,
while the proportion paying less than 4 per
cent was ttt per cent of the stock and J1 per
cent of tbe bonds.
The decision of Judge Barrett, holding that
the sugar trust is illegal and void, and in ef
fect a dissolution of the companies taking
part therein, is of large importance in many
branches of business. The principles of the
decision would apply to very many of the
combinations for the purpose of controlling
production and prices, by which legitimate
trade has of late been so much disordered. No
change occurs as yet iu prices of sugars, and
it may be premature to suppose that other
forms of agreement, escaping the legal ob
jections found in this case, may not continue
to control markets. There are signs in
Europe that the copper trust u trying to cast
Uion the public part of its accumulating
load, through the organization of a copper
bank. The combination in coffee has not
prevented a decline of a quarter in price,
and speculation in bogs and lard has tended
toward lower figures.
Another fall in wheat has occurred, the
price closing 1$ cents lower for tbe week,
exports beiiisj still arrested. Corn fell 1
cents, and oats advanced nearly 1 cent
The monthly statement of iron furnaces
in blast indicates a production much the
largest ever known ; tbe weekly output oi
anthracite and coke iron Jsn. 1 was 143,452
tons, against 131.027 a month ago, and 121,
Su7 a year ago. For the past year the pro
duction is estimated at rt,50ii.0tj gros tons.
The enormous supply raakt-s the market
duller than usual for the season, as few are
disposed to purchase beyond immediate
tieeds. and stocks at some furnaces are ac
cumulating. Reports from interior towns this week are
fewer than usual, and indicate a less active
state of busintsv The failures continue
numerous snd the complaints of tardy col
lectioi s rather frequent, aud on the whole
the settlements attending the beginning of a
new year seem to have lieen somewhat less
satisfactory than usual. But there is hardly
any complaint of monetary scarcity; in all
quarters tbe money markets appear to be
fairly supplied for all legitimate business,
and the rates of interest on strictly good
paper not higher tbm uual. The treasury
holds about to.lOD.OOO less cash
than it did a week ago, and
at present apprehension of goM
exports are lessened by heavy exports of
merchandise, but tbe imports are also un
usually large. Tbe money market here is
easier and rats lower than a we-k ago, and
tbe feeling of confidence in the financial aud
commercial future is still unshaken.
The business failures throughout tbe ormn
try daring the last seven dajs as reported to
R. O. Dun & Co., Friday, number for tbe
United States 351, for Canada 3u, or a total
of SSI, as against a total of S7 last week
and 2 3 the week previous to tbe last For
the corresponding week of last year the fig
ures were 279, made up of 250 in the United
States and S3 in the Dominion of Canada.
THE INTER-STATE LAW.
Commits inn ei- Hold That It lias Been
Hene6rial to the Road.
New York, Jan. 12. In their second an
nual report the inter-state commerco com
missioners say that outside of roads affected
by ocean competition betwiwn the Atlantic
and Tacific the long and short haul clause
has been fairly well obeyed, and state their
belief that tbe law has been
beneficial to the roads. Tbe losses,
they say, were not due to it Tbe "Q" strike
was one cause of loss, and cnt-rates were
largely responsible, and neither was the re
sult of the law. Tbe commission proposes
that the chief officers of tbe roads shall be
charged with the making of rates, and that
commissions shall be prohibited. Also,
that notice of an intention 'o cut rates shall
be given soma days in advance.
Pni-iu't Reach the Champion.
New York, Jan. 12. Judge Barrett's de
cision in the sugar trust case, wbile warmly
receive. 1 by all anti-monopolists, seems to
fall short of dealing with the champion trust,
tbe Standard Oil. Mr. Dodd, the solicitor,
says his company is simply a union of stock
holders, and not of corporations, and that
tre dxcisiou against the sugar company will
not affect it in the least
No Woman Suffrage In New Hampshire.
Coscord. N. H., Jan. In the consti
tutional convention yesterday afternoon,
tbe New England Woman's Suffrage asso
ciation were given leave to withdraw their
petition for a woman's suffragist amend
ment, tbe committee to which tbe petition
was referred having reported it inexpedi
ent at this late day to submit such an
A "LAST SURVIVOR" DEAD.
John Rrown'a Son Owen, W ho TTas In the
Harper's Ferry Insurrection.
Pasadena, Cal., Jan. 12. The funeral of
Owen Brown, son of John Brown the Abo
litionist, and last survivor of the Harper's
Ferry tragedy, was held here Thursday, and
was attended by an immense number of
Owen Brown was 74 years of age and bad
lived for many years in retirement at Pasa
dena. He waa one ot tbe four sons of Jobn
Brown who went from Ohio in 1& to
Kansas. They went unarmed, and settled
near Ossawattomie, but because of their
strong anti-slavery opinions they were
harassed by pro-slavery men. Tbey
finally asked their father to bring
them a supply of arms and ammuuitiou.
He did so, and for nearly two years be and
bis sons were in tbe rough border warfare
between the pro-slavery men of Missouri
and the anti-slavery men of Kansas. One of
bis sons was killed at Ossawattomie. Later
came tbe Harper's Ferry affair in 18o'J, iu
which two of his sous were killed. When
John Brown's "Provisional constitution and
ordinances for the people of tbe United
Btates" were adopted by bis little conven
tion at Chatham, Canada West, in 1&58,
Owen Brow n waa made treasurer.
THE PITTSBURG DISASTER.
Fifteen Dead Dug Out of the Wreek and
the List Not Vet Complete.
PrrreBURO, Pa., Jan. 12 Tbe list of
dead at the Weld in store disaster is nearly
complete, and it numbers now fifteen, the
Inst one dug out being Michael Carroll, a
laborer. It Is expected that more bodies
will yet be recovered. There are
100 men and fifty teams at work day
and night Fonrof the injured will da
doubtedly die and tba remainder will re
cover. Dr. Reed'a body was found yester
day morning. The damage to property ts
now estimated at f 125,01)0.
A Chinese dealer In Fresno was sent to
jail for eight days for plucking a live
Shear nonsense a humorous clipping.
jtmJV f,.a -
He Didn't Watch His Subordi
nates Closely Enough.
OVER A MILLION L03T THEREBY.
Tha Principal Trouble Was Undervalua
tion of Sumatra Tobacco, of "Which 6,
000,000 Pounds Came in Voo Cheaply
The Loss on Which Was 81,800.000
How the An Obliging I u -peel or Conld
Work the Framl.
Nw York, Jan. 12. Special Treasury
Agent Holauan returned yesterday from
Washington, where he went to present his
special report 00 the alleged irregularities
in the appraiser's office in this city. Mr.
Holahan's report explains the cause of Ap
praiser McMullin's removal. Just who is
guilty of the matters complained of Mr.
Holaban will not say. Customs Examiner
Hamraill and Assistant Appraiser Sturgis
are, however, held directly responsible for
the existing evils in their de artmenta.
Two weeks ago two shipments of Sumatra
tobacco, including 225 bales, were passed by
the assistant appraiser and the examiner at
$28,000 ad valorem. Inspector Holahan had
received many complaints from merchants
of under valuation of Sumatra tobacco, and
was on the watch. He seized these two
shipments, and found that. tbey should have
been appraised at $34,000 instead of $3S,000.
During tbe past year 6,000,000 pounds of this
tobacco has been imported. There are two
classifications of it, one at 100 leaves or
more to the pound, and one at anything less
than 100 leaves. The first is dutiable at T5
per cent and the other at 35 per cent It is
easy for an obliging inspector to make a
mistake that will be worth 40 per cent 'ad
valorem to the importer.
Assuming that half of the b, 000,000 pounds
of Sumatra tobacco imported during the
year was so undervalued, the government
would lose $1,200,000. It will be very diffi
cult to find out Just how much the actual
loss has been, but an invetit;ation will
doubtless fix tbe guilt of the undervaluations
upon some particular person. The tobacco
frauds are not the otily anes referred to in
tbe report Others will also be brought out
in the investigation.
FROM THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA.
A rioltlng Kins Driven Away Moham
medans Attack ami Kill thrlslians.
Zanzibar, Jan. 12. News of revolt and
murder has reached herefrom Uganda, King
Mewanga's country, on Lake Albert Nyanza,
south of Emin B-;y's province. In October
last King Mewan?a plotted to destroy bis
entire body guard by enticing them to an
island in tbe lake and then abandoning them
to starve. The men of bis guard, however,
had been forewarned, ani refused to enter
the canoes at Mewanga's bidding, but in
stead returned to the capital and attacked
Mewanga's bous. Mewanga fiVd in alarm,
and his brother, Kiwewa, was proclaimed
king by the trib.
Kiwewa, however, gave great offense by
appointing Clir.stians to the principal offices
in the kingdom. This enraged the Arabs,
who murdered many of the Christian offi
cers, forcing the king to replace tbem with
Mohammedans. The Arabs then completed
their work by burning the English and
French stations and killing many of the na
tive converts. The missionaries who fl?d
from Uganda reached Isambvio in safetv.
Here they were sheltered, as well as at
Msalala station, which is aiso safe.
An accident happened to a mission boat
nar Eleanor. The boat was overturned and
sunk by a hippopotamus Five French con
verts were drowned, and a number of letters
for Emin Bey and Henry M. Stanley were
destroyed. Mewanga is now a prisoner at
Magu, from which place he has appealed to
the English missionaries for assistance. The
A ralis are r J licing over the whole occur
rence, and have written a letter to Mission
ary Mackay, exulting iu their triumph and
prophesying tbe extinction of ail raissnjn-cr!-!
. Cc3W-i Afrw-e, In revenge tor Eng
land's anti-slavery policy.
Cnllona Exprossea His Oral Undo.
Sprixgfiicld, Ilia., Jan. 1A The follow
ing telegram to Senator Matthews, chairman
of the Republican senatorial caucus, has
been received from Senator Cu'lom: I have
Just received your telegram informing me
that the Republican members of our legisla
ture bave unanimously nominated me for
re-election to the United States senate. For
the high honor thus conferred, and for the
flattering expression of your confidence im
plied in your u-ianimous action, I am pro
foundly grateful to every R publican mem
ber, and hope soon to visit Springfield aud
express my thanks in person.
The Itcat rtlsooii ion r Snc-h Citiiens.
Ts'fw Fi-orknce, Ma, Jan. 12 Isaac
Willi, who escnped from tbe Danville jail
Dec. 30, where be had been confined some
months for an unsuccessful attempt to kill
his wife, Tuesday made his appearance here
and attempted to gain admittance to his
wife's chamlier. The city marshal was no
tified ot Willi's action and proceeded to ar
rest him. Willi shot bim through the heart
A posse of citizem followed Willi and killed
They Censured Or. Mackentie.
London, Jan. 12. The royal college of
surgeons, at a meeting Thursday evening,
passed a resolution by a vote almost unani
mous censuring Dr. Sir Morell MacKentia
for having published bis account of the fatal
illness of the late Emperor Frederick.
Twenty-one cut of the twenty-three mem
bers present voted to condemn Dr. MacKen
lie, including Sir Spencer Wells, Sir James
Faget, and Sir W. MacCormack.
A WonId-It Mnrderer Conimlla Suicide.
St. Louis, Ma, Jan. Ti Henry Kruse,
the man who shot Ward McMancs, a promi
nent St Louis capitalist, Thursday, and for
whom tbe police have been searching ever
since, committed suicide yesterday afternoon
in a lodging house on North Third street
Kruse, it is thought, had been rendered in
sane by tbe failure to secure money with
which to push his car motor.
Uood County for Crooked Treasuiera.
Tof ka, Kan., Jan. 12. Joseph Fields,
ex-treasurer of Wabansee county, and
Joseph Fields, Jr., the present treasurer,
have been held for embezzlement The
former was bound over to the district court
in $15,0vi0, and the latter in $5,000, both or
which amounts were furnished.
Plumb's Calling and Election Sure.
Cbicaoo, Jan. 12. A special to The Mail
fromTopeka, Kan., says that P. B. Plumb,
United Slates senator, received the caucus
nomination for re-election yesterday, and
will probably receive every vote cast in tbe
Glue Works Destroyed by Fir.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Jan. 12. The Kansas
City Glue and Fertiliser company's works in
Armourdale burned to the ground shortly
after midnight last Sig'it The fire originated
in tbe drying room. Loss, $00,000.
Opened Fire on Each Olber.
Holdln, Ma, Jan. 12. Dr. Starke aud
Dr. PiUon, rival physicians in the village of
Coil bo wee, in this county, opened fire on
each other in a store Thursday night Dr.
Pitson was killed, and Alexander McLin, a
bystander, was shot in tbe side. Tbe trouble
grew out of a small account which Dr.
Starke claimed Dr. Pitson owed him.
A Pretty State of Tilings.
BCTLKR, Mo., Jan. 11 Joe Shelby, the
ex-Confederate leader, was recently indicted
for carrying concealed weapons and fined
$0. H refused to pay tbe costs and has
been arrested by bis son. Sheriff Shelby,
whose instructions are to make bis father
serve out the indebtedness in Jail.
A Burstlug Boiler Kills Three Men.
DrtRorr, Jan. 12. A Free Press 'special
from Petoskey says: The boiler in BelTs
mills at Pellston blew up yesterday after
noon, killing the foreman, the bead sawyer
and one other man.
The larsest orcan in the world ia nnm
feeing built in London for Sydney. It
win coat aDout cvo.uuu.
Subacribe for tbe DaUyJAjgui.
WW - WMdTiuin. wr-rv---r--t- -.
The late Eugene Wetherell, Emma Ab
bott's husband, was buried Friday at Glou
Plymouth church, Brooklyn, is beginning
to feel tbe loss of Beecber. Its expenses were
more than its receipts last year.
By the explosion of two gas resefwoirs in
Brooklyn, N. Y., Thursday evening, prop
erty to tbe amount of $5J0,000 was destroyed,
but no lives were lost
Tbe house committee ou military affairs
has agreed to report favorably a bill for tbe
retirement of Gen. W. S. Roeecranx, with
the rank of mejir general.
Transportation companies east of the Miss
issippi river have fixed a rate of one fare for
tbe round trip to Washington City during
inaugural week, making no exception for
organ zH parties.
Tbe state constitutional convention of
Kew Hainpdiare has adopted an amendment
prohibiting the manufacture and sale of in
toxicating liquors in that state. It remains
to be ratified ty a vote of the people.
The newly-constructed dynamite cruiser,
Vesuvius, for the United States navy, had a
successful trial trip in Delaware bay Tnurs
day. She ma lt nearly -I "4 knots an
hour, which is unprecedented by war ves
Sals. Eiward Black, for nearly half a centmy
a resident of Paw tucket, R. L, was wound
round a shafting in the Dunnel print works
Friday morning and killed almost instantly.
He was a veteran of tbe war and a member
of the Grand Army of the Republic
Chautauqua Assembly Trustees Meet
Akrox, O , Jan. 12. At the annual meet
ing of tbe trustee of the Cbuutauqua assem
bly, held nereyestT
day, the following
officers were elected:
President, Lewis Mil
ler, Akron, O. ; chan
cellor, Bishop Vin
cent, of Buffalo; vice
presid tits.F. H Root,
Buffalo; Clem Scude
baker. South Beud,
Ind. ; Jncoli Miller,
Canton, O. ; secre
tary and superin
tendent W. A. Dun
can, Syracuse, Y. ; Pibhop J. u. vixck T.
treasurer, E. A. Skinuer, Westfield, N. Y
Executive committee, F. H Root, Clen
Studebaker, Jacob Miller, William Tboinus,
J. C. GilTord, and J. T. Edwards. The sec
retary's report shows receipts for 114 of
$s-"l,129; expenditures, $:. dm. The assem
bly's indebtedness is $ru.T5H, and $7,500 in
mortgages have been paid in the hft year,
Itemnrkahie Weather In Maine.
Acgista. Me., Jan. 12. The Kennebec
river is open for navigation from Augusta
to the sen, the ice having gone out Thursday
night lue condition of tli river is unprece'
dented. The ice men are the greaWst suffer
ers, not a pound of "lift having b en bar
vested up to this time. Ordinarily their
bouses are half filled. Their fields are now
ell ojeii watr. Tim weather was spring
like yesterday, and reports from the lumber
regions are mat 1111 lumbermen are in a
sorry situation The snow is all none and
1 lie streams are even opsning so that opera
tions are seriously interfere i w itb.
Mol Atunii,liiiig to Kelatel
Elktox, Mil , Jan. li George Smith, a
negro 24 years o; age mas placed in the E k
ton jail yet-rdy, charged with committing
a felonious assaut Thursday on Marv Waid,
the i;t-var-old dtubtr of James Ward, a
farmer, who lives near Blue Ball. Cecil
county. Smith was captured Ihursday
night near that pla v bv a uumber of farm
ers. They belli a consultation upon the of
banging the net: 10 r allowing the law to
take its ciui-s. It was finally decidel by a
vote to hand him over to the sheriff, which
lli AlM-kn liiveMiqation Clo-wd.
Washington i nv, Jan. 1 J. Tne AU-kn
inve-ti.at: clo-ed jest-rJay nlu-i
Governor i i ha 1 made :i few imi nport
ant stateme.iiH. iJav.t!, the prson who
made such p?iius chirges arr.u-t the
morale of the Alaska coiniianv's Sirv ci. did
not appear, and Chairman Dunn sail the
coii.uiijt- thought that all parties interested
had been given :irl.. opportunity to state
their cas s.
Mrs. Cleveland r'.itioi lainrd at Whitney's.
"Washington- CiTr. Jan. 12 Secretary
and Mrs Whitney hid a reception lat even
ing at their home oil 1 s'reet. The occasion
was ma le ttio more conspicuous lv the pres
ence of Mrs Cleveland, Mrs. Folsoni, and
Mrs. Uryiv, of Ne- York.
Fought One lltimlird and Two Rounds.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Jan. li Matthew Will
iams, of Lvkeiis, and William McCarthy, of
this city, encased in a prize tiht on the out
skirts oi tinsciiy yesU-rday afternoon, Lon-
dou prize ring rules, for a purse of $100.
One hundred hh1 two rounds were fought in
winch ttotn men were terribly tutiturod up.
The battle commenced at 1 o'clock and emiel
at 6 p. ni. The referee a warded the victory
to Williams on account of a foul. Tbe tlht
was witnessed by twenty people.
Another Chicago Taper Surd for Libel.
Chicago, Jan. 13. A libel suit for $Vi,Ot'0
damages as l."t;uu liust The Mail news
paper of this city yesterday by Dr. C. C P.
Silva, who claims Tne Mail libelled him in
Uie manner in inch it announced his liUl
suit against The Times, which was begun
for a liko amount some days ago.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington- Citv. Jan 12 . Tiie fulkmlnc are
the wealher indications for thirty -mx hours from
8 p. ni. yesterday: For Indiana Fair weather;
nearly stat ionary temirature in snutliern pjr
Uoti; warmer in northern portion: winds becom
ing southeasterly. For Illinois Fair weather in
Southeast por ions, snow or rain in northwest por
tions; warmer weali.or; winds liecomiuj South
erly. For M'rliiau Suow; warmer weather,
eiccpt in eastern purtious nearly stationary tem
perature; winds becoming southeasterly, tot
iscoiisiu and Iowa Snow; warmer weather;
southeasterly bids, becoming variable.
Chicago, Jan. It.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. 4 February, opened and
closed 90c: May. opened and closed $1.0:!; July,
opwued t4-'c. closed SMo. Corn No. a February,
opened .-Mtnc, clo-d 3IIJ-H: March, o ponied
rv closed SY'i; May. opened Sfc close I
?4 ?f!. Oats No. 2 rcbmaiy, opened ,
Closed ZTAfr; May. opened and closed 2750.
Pork - Fel.ruary, opened $11 27,. closed $!.1S.;
Man h, ojiened . close I $13 1"; May, opened
$13 CO, cl wed $nrt. Lard -February, otned
f. IU. dosed 17 ..T'i.
Prices at the lli.ion stock yards: Hoirs Mar
ket oMtcd fairly active and firm, prices well
maintained, light grades $.' r,5.30; rough
paOiiiR. $-0.Vy,."i 1; mixed lots, $5.I0(J5.1S;
heavy a king and shipping lots, $."i I53--
Cattle Slow ; hid lower; poor to fair, $3 10
60. medium, $ : ssg:4 S.; good to choice. $4 50
fifc- ; cws, f 1 .iiii-tiW: HtockerH and readers,
$i45a3VI Sliwp r'irm; corn fed westerns,
$i.W.1f I 70; 100 n linn wool natives, $4 40; infer
ior lo fair. $1 it l ot); lambs, $5 0U&G.HS.
ProducR: Puller-Fancy Klgin creamery, SSJ
30e per lb; fancy dairy, 17210; packing stock,
raiG-. F-kl-s - St rictly f reah laid, lH',il8e; ice
house Htock, ir&l'k:. Dressed poultry Chick
ens, 7&!c per Id; turkeys. h), 11:; ducks, 9i&
10o; RMesn. $! .MWfc? ir doz. Potatoes Choice
liiiruauks. :AXte per bu; lieauty of Ife ron, 30c;
Frly Kosrt. '.ai, .!-; sweet potatoes, fl.foSOU
pei I'M Apples-:Iiohm Michigan, $1.3331 35
pet bU 'iniilien ie -$? OH.7.au per bbl.
New Vors, Jan. It.
Wheat-Unlet; No I red state $109: No.
do. $1 ill;. So red winter Jauu.iry, Utc; Feb
ruary, $1 00 m Dull; No. -' mixed cash.
ric; an January, 44'4c; Uo I cbruary. 4314c.
Oats- KaM-r;No 1 white atale, luc; No. i do,
3IV4c: No. 2 mixed January, :ii 14c; do Febru
ary, 3.'c Rye- Dull. Barley Nominal. Pork-
Hull; new imaa, $4.&M .0. Lard Quiet;
January. i i; r euruary . 9 7 7 4
LiveS nek: Cattle-Market about stead v: ordi
nary to strictly prime native 8 toe re, $4.00&&.25
V 100 tg; bulls and dry cows, $2.ao&3 70. Sheep
wiiu iunon nu ay; hneep, 4.uUiA&.73 V 100 ftt:
Uunba, $6 07 75. Hogs-Nominaily steady;
Hay New S8Q.S9
Hay Upland prairie. $43.08.
Hat Ttinouiy new $7&.U0.
Hay-Wild, $&:uO&$ , .
Corn New. 530c.
Pntjuoca 2. (A.-
ix-1 wn na : naia n.uu:
Oort Wood-Oak. $4.K ; Hickory, 9s.
Straw-! 600: baled tt.QO.
- li mC2I it 1
THOUGHTFUL SANTA CLAUS.
" I've traveled through the sleet and snow.
Across the country high and low.
To fill the stockings small 3nd rreat
That here in line my coming wait
In creeping baby's tiny hose
The in li 1 rubber r.-.nie goes;
A hin-Jsome doll, with st.iring eyes,
Will.rr.'Kh the little mis surr.rise;
And what will nwr-: t'c'.ig'u the boys
Than muskc-t. dru::i or ?):;!.; t s?
Atd now, before I climb th? ,:;V,
I'h b:ar in riiii-l th; rr.o'.V-r tri'.e.
Who works so hard by d iv and r.ht
To keep the cl thing clean and r.-rnte.
And in her stocking, 1 ;ng and w-:de.
Some cakes of Ivoitv oap I 11 hide.'
- A WORD OF WARNING.
There are manj while soaps, each represented to Le "just as good as the 'l.o-,':"
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculhr and remarkable qaalit'es sf
the genuine. Ask for " Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
Copyrlsht. 1?:.. l.y !'rrt. r Gait;e. I
The finest carriages and buggies ia
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
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