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THE ROCK ISLAND A RGTTS MONDAY, JANUARY Uy 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTER.
Mondat, Jancaby 14. IW-9.
A sample ot the venality and corrupt
ness of the republican managers in the
recent presidential campaign is brought
to light by the Voice, a prohibition paper
published in New York city, which chart
ges the republican committee with bribing
employes of the office to steal its mailing
list. The exposure must be extremely
humilating to the slick trio--Quay, Dud
ley and Clarkson if they are susceptible
to the sense of shame.
BOUGHT STOLKN GOODS.
Hi turn. Clarkaon, Quay and
ley Well Nhon n l pIlow They Oct
Two Employe of tbe New York
"Voire" to Ncealltn Mailing Idat.
Nkw Yoke. Jan. 8. The proprietors
and publishers of the Voire, the organ of
the prohibition party, make some very
unpleasant charges almost Quay, Clark
son and Dudley, the managers of the re
publican campaign. It is to the effect
that the clerk in the office of the Voice
stole the Voice' mailing liats and sold
them to Quay and Clarkson for $ 250 and
a promise f other situations. These
lists, it is said, wero used during the re
cent campaign to defeat the objects of
the prohibition partv, the 50,000 bud
scribers of the Voice being flooded with
vro republican, anti-prohibition Uteris
ture in the place of their regular organ
The storv covers nine columns of tbi9
week's issue of the paper and is backed
up with the sworn confessions of the two
thieving clerk and facsimile copies of
brief notes from Clark9on and Dudley
These notes, however, are not in any way
compromising except in so far that they
show that Clarkson and Dudley were in
correspondence wjtli the thieves. Tbe
Voice pays iis respects to the gentlemen
in this way:
"tligh-toned Indies and gentlemen of
tbe party of virtue nd sobriety, of tern
perance and morality, permit us to intro
duce to you toe Lion. Matthew Stanley
Quay, senator from Pennsylvania,
Chairman of the republican national com
nut lee and receiver of stolen property;
the Hod. James 9. Clarkson, republican
dictator of Iowa, vice chairman of tbe
republican national committee and re
ceiver of and negotiator for stolen prop
erty; the Hon. W. W. Dudley, personal
representative of President-elect Ham
son, lreaur)Of the republican national
committee and conspirator to abet and
reward a confessed thief."
After tbe lists were stolen the suspected
clerks were shadowed and eventually
proved to be in communication with the
national republican headquarters. One,
a dear mute, was (Uncharged and was
promptly given a paid situation as chair
man and organizer or a so-called organi
zation of republican deaf mutes. This
organization, the Voire said, consisted of
the discharged clerk and a deaf mute te
porter on a local paper. Tbe other clerk
was retained until December 27 and tben
confronted with the evidence against
him. Coder threat of immediate arrest
both thieves made lull confessions. The
deaf mute, Sanson, savs in his story:
"Mr. Clarkson and 1 had an interview
I showed him the circulars and the lists
Te latter contained the names and ad'
drlween 40.000 and 50,000 sub
scriwoV. .V-Clie Voice. Clarkson anked if
I could not get tbe names and addresses
of tbe 54,000 clergymen and also of the
500,000 farmers. I did not think I could.
"For these lists already furnished
Clarkson asked what price I wanted. I
said f 200. He then said the price was
fair if the work was effective. I then
added that I wou'd have to give up miv
place in Funk & Wagnall's after this
transaction, and would like to have em
ployment on the national republican com
mittee In raising funds on plans usually
employed by Punk & Wagnalls. lie then
said: 'We will make it $250 in all.' and
suggested that I tdill remain in the office
of Funk & Waguulls in order to gain
more information, especially about the
prohibition party being in the pay of the
democratic party and report to him.
(Clarkson). I told him I did not think
"He then gave me a $50 bill for the
surrender of the circulars and lists, and
made an appointment for Monday even
Sanson and the other clerk. Durfee,
who was waiting outside, went to a sa
loon to divide the money and had some
drinks of whisky. The deaf mute said be
got only $50 for the stolen lists and he
gave Durfee $25. Durfee subsequently
saw Clarkson, Quay and Dudley and was
promised a govern men t office at $2 500 a
One of the letters published in fac
simile is as follows, the body of the letter
being in type writing:
Washington, D C, Dec. 22. 1888.
Chas. A. Durfee, F.sq : Mv Dear Sir
Your fayor just received. In reply. I
would say that as soon as I am ready I
shall be glad to have your services in the
matter that Mr. Clarkson and I were talk
ing to you about. It will necessitate your
coming here, and 1 can arrange, I think,
for you to have a room to sleep in the
lipadqunrters building. We will settle
about tbe details when I am ready for you
to come. erv truly yours.
W. W. Dudley
ANOTHER RAILROAD HORROR.
Frightful Fatal Collision on the Sew
York, Pennsylvania Ohio Koad
Early thl Horn luff, at Tallmadjre,
Akron, O., Jan. 14. A terrible wreck
on the New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio
occurred early this morning, npar Tall
madcre. six miles east of this city. The
fast east bound train carrvmg two sleep
ers and several cars, collided witb a
freight. Five persons were killed and
twenty-three wounded. A report has
fust been received here that seven China
man are missing, and are probably bur
led in the ruins.
In the circuit court this afternoon the
prisoners were arraigned:
Win. II. Harper plead not guilty to lar
John Oarln plead not guilty to highway
Henry Martinjplead not guilty to grand
Maj. Beardsley appears for Harper and
Garin. and M J. McEniry and J. B. Oaks
leaf were appointed to defend Martin.
This afternoon Sheriff Silvia arrested
James Quinn, of Davenport, in this city.
upon tbe strength of an indictment
found by the lant grand jury charging
him with false pretenses.
A. watch lost by an Ohio farmer two
years ago was found in the throat of one
of his cows which had choked to death
we other morning. She had found
in a straw stack.
bear nonsense a humorous clipping,
i Blot. Upon Kansas.
Oi'sgraceful and Bloody
County Seat War.
A REGULAR BATTLE AT CIMARRON.
fteveral Mrn Killed and Wounded, and a
Moat Itarharoas Mute of Feeling Troops
Present to Prevent a Renewal of Hos
tilities Whtrh Will Break Out ir the
Soldiers Leave Statement or tbe Cause
of the Outlawry.
ClMARnOH, Kans., Jan. 14. One man was
killed bora Hatur lay, two morn were fatally
shot, and several others slightly wounded
ail the result of the iry county seat flftht,
which has been in progress for the last two
years. logalU and uimarron are tne rival
towns, ami each bs bitterly fought tbe
other at every stop in the preliminary or-
ganiz'itioo. Cimarron soured the tem
porary county aeat and a majority of the
county officers. In October, liS7, an elec
tion for permanent county scat was held,
and both Hainv-d tbe victory, although Cim
arron managd to bold the best of it, and
the mat ter has lienn in the courts ever since.
Last Aigmt Inn alls, on an alias writ of
mandamus, secured the county records, but
afterwards the records of the county clerk's
office were returned to Cimarron by the
marshal of tli9 supi'iim-i court, and they
have been here ev.r since.
Satunlay morning a party of armed men
drove over from Ingalls, went up into the
building where the clerk has hi office.
kicked in the door, and while several of
them behl up the nicer with Winchesters,
the otliers carried down the hooks and loaded
them into a wagon which tiiey had brought
for the purpos.
Before they could get away the people of
the town crowded arouud with arms, and
some one opened fire, quickly followed by
others. In all, about forty shots were fired,
by which time tli- IngalU party wns well
out of town with the records.
The casualties)!! the Cimarron side were
J. W. Ivilisli, shot through the heart and
killed; A J. bliss, shot i i the cheek, neck.
necK, and stiouuter; bd rairnurt, shot in
the breast with buckshot; llfnry H-rrington,
a boy, lost a tinker. In the Ingalls crowd
those woun led were: E I Breks, snot through
the liver, can not rwover; George Bowles,
shot in the head; Lmnel Broe';s, deputy,
shot in the arm; l'harl- Ko-ieiifeller, fl.wli
wound on the face: Snin Brown, woomled in
the breast whilo moving wilii the mob upon
the bricK nmilinz, will die; unknown, a
Oilman, shot in the shoulder; another uu
known man shot in the leg.
Four ( f the Ingalls men did not get out of
the bull. ling with I he others and were held
prisoners all day bv an excited crowd who
surrounded it and stood ready to shoot them
should they step out.
Saturday nilit ueritr Ueynolds came
over from Ingalls, and the tour men sur
rendered and were rih-armd. They proved
to be Jim Mnsterson, M. F. Wntsoti, Fred
singer, and . rt. Allinswortti. It wit-i
feared for a time that they would lie shot
down, but letter counsel prevailed, and they
were allowed to depart in peace for Ingalls.
Shorily after they left a party from Dodge
City armed to rescue them, and had they ar
rived liefore the sheriff there would certaiuly
have been more lilomNbtnL
MILITIA ORDERED TO MOVE.
Brief Account ol (lie 4'aiise of the 1I
Wichita, Kans., Jai. It. Saturday
word was received from Cimarron of the
breaking out again of th county seat war
there, and Governor Martin, at Topeka,
ordered Gen. Myers from b.'re to thesene
with suflleient militia to keep the peace.
Gen. Meyers immediately mmnnoneil two
companies, and as soon as posxihle started.
Cimarron is a frontier town of about 4 M)
peoplo, located on the Atchison road within
a few miles of the west line of the state.
Ingalls was started about two years ago by
A. Q. Soule, the Rochester. N. V., million
aire, and was named after Senator Ingalls,
who is one of the directors of tbe town com
pany. Kversini-e the organizition of the
connty there has been a bitter fl;ht in prog
ress over the county s -at and both towns
have resorted to every means to secure
supremacy. The immediate cause of this
outbreak is the contest over the office of
county ;clerk. At the November election
tt ataon received a mijmity of the votes for
the nfti'-e to till the unexpired tirm of
George B. Antrum, who resigned in August.
A. P. Riley bad been appointed by the
county commissioners to serve as pro tern,
clerk until the election. Antrum bad been
holding bis office at Ingalls, in whose inter
ests all the other county officers except the
legal board of county commissioners were
acting. Riley being a Cimarron man the
county treasurer refused to approve this
bond until compelled to do so by tbe peremp
tory writ of mandamus of the supreme
court, and the person in possession of tbo
records of the office of the county clerk re
fused to turn them over to Riley until com
pelled to do so by peremptory writ. Upon
tbe service of these peremptory writs Riley
took possession of thu office and bad his bond
approved and moved the records to Cimar
ron, where tbey have slue remained.
At tbe last election uimarron ennrgen tnat
tha election at Ingalls was full of fraud;
Ingalls refused to couut her vote and return
it until forced to do so Dy tue courts, mis
was done Jan. I, and showed a majority for
tbe Ingalls man, Watson, for county clerk,
and it was his attempt to takl possession of
the office that precipitated the Hijhf'
Tbe war bus been temporarily quelled by
the promi t appearance of stare tro.ips. The
feeling of both factions is violent, however.
and there is little prospect of peace being
permanently restored until more blood has
been spilled. lne maddened Uimarron
sympathizers threatened to go to Ingalls,
burn the town and kill the people, but the
farmers of the county taking the part of the
elected ofllcars arose in a body, and during
the night guarded the town, and prevented
damage, if any was intended. 1 he military
companies ordered out are still in readiness
to move at a moment's notice. It is stated
that friends of tbe two opposing towns have
offered to hire men to fight in the interest of
tbe respective places. One of the injured
deputies, A. . Brooks, is reported to be in
a precarious condition.
A CIMARRON MAN TALKS.
Hie Hiatement of the Fight Hand
Hand F.ncouiitrr A Ilnd Itusiness.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 12. J. (J Htioup,
chairman ol tbe board ot county commis
sioners of Gray county, came in yesterday
afternoon from the scene of the frightfu
county seat war to lay the matter before
Oovernor Martin. Immediately upon his
arrival he bad a long conference with tbe
executive, who was in telegraphic communi
cation all day witb ofni-iala at Cimarron.
Shoup gave a thrilling account of bis ex per-
ienoe witb tbe attacking party. He was in
btsoffl -e in the court bouse wben the leader
of tbe mob from the rival town of Ingalls
open-jd llio uoor or bis outoe, covered him
with a Wiii'-hester, and commanded him not
to m vn. All the coun'y officer were held
up in the same way, while the remainder
of tbe mnh took possession of the
county records and fled from town
with them. The Cimarron people punned
hotly. English and Bliss, who were killed,
were not participating in tbe fl;bt, and
Bboup claims that thxir innnier was
deliberate and in cold blood. He demands
of the governor that tbe murdorer be
brought to speedy justice. He Krfy tbe at
tacking party was headed by Watson, the
newly elected county clerk, and was made
up of notorious roughs and cow-boys, who
were brought for tbe purpose of terrorism
tbe Cimarron people, while tbe county
records were being seised. One of tbe lead
era of tbe paVty was tbe notorious "Killer'
Jim Johnston, who it is said has openly
boasted that he baa taken the live of
twelve. men, and that no one dared to touch
bim. Governor Martin said that he would
put a stop to tbe fight if it r quired the en
tire militia of the state. Ha proposes
have a thorough investigation, and says the
guilty noes will be punished
Gan. Meyers, with tbe Second reeiment
. . .
I - rv y",.,",,u." esveruay morning
and found the whole town in arms and ex
pecting anolner attack. No s .rangers were
allowed to enter the town without proving
satifactorily that they were not friends of
tbe rival town. No services wjre held in the
church, but instead the chu vh was con
verted into an ars-nal, where the weapons of
war were depo&itrd. Gen. M yer ordered
the people to disarm thenieelv is at once and
told them unless they did so their weapons
would be taken from them by force. To all
outward appearances the ore er was com
A Cimarron man named uage, and Kd
F.obbins, of Ingalls, met yesterday morn
ing a few miles from Ingalls and a desperate
encounter ensued. They fust exchanged
pistol shots, but afterwarJs had a hand-to-
hand tussle, in wbichGage roe tived a fright
ful gash in the neck, which will probably
cause bis death, xestertlay morning tbe
Ingalls people received a report that a mob
from Cimarron was propar.ng to attack
them with the intention of burning the
town and killing tbe leaders to revenge the
murder of Eng'ish ami Hie. They im
mediately called a meeting and thoroughly
organized themselves. Sentinels were s.mt
out to watch for the approach of the enemy
and give warning. Forliflcat ous were built
and every arrangement male to defend
themselves. Womon were eulMted and given
arms and ammunition.
As long as the militia isii the county,
there is not likely to be another conflict. It
is only by the presence of the troops that
serious trouble can lie aver e l. as the two
rival towns are only a few m les apart, and
the feel in,' is so bitter that the slightest
provocation would cause am tier outbreak.
It is a life and death strugglo between the
t.nvns as the succors of one. me ins the down
fall of tt"e other. a
INCOME OF THE FARMS.
What the Wheat, Corn, and Oats In 18X8
Was Worth An Increase Over 1887.
Washington Citv, Jan. 14 The Decern
ler report of tbe department of agricul
ture, which publishes in det.-i I estimates of
some of the more important crops, makes
tbe product of Mm l,9S7,?'iJ,00i) bushels,
grown on 7"i,fi-2,76:l acres, allied on the
larm at f i7, ol,.V50, or ;J4. : cents per
bushel, againsc 44 4 for the crop of 18S7,
a decrease of 3 per cent, the product of
lSi7 being 27 per ont. less in volume than
that of IKSS The average yield of the
commercial belt, or seven corn surplus
sta es, averages oi 2 busuels pr acre.
The wheat aggregate is4l4,M5S,(XX) bushels.
grown on S7,33o,i:iS acres, vlud at $4.
ii4S,0o0. The average yield, therefore, is
bushels per acre. Tne aver 'gs farm value is
Ui 6 cents per bushel, against 0s. 1 cents for
the previous crop, a difference due more to
foreign than to domestic sear-sity.
The aggregate for oats is 7 1,7;7,K0 bush-
ervgrnwn on il5,!KSl2S2 acres, ami valued at
$r.l.,4-,'4.-40. Tu i is 27. 8 cei ts jwr bushel.
against 3i eenrs for the crop i f 17.
A comparison of aggregate values chows
that the present corn crop is worth $31,000,-
(XW more than the previous on: wheat, $74,-
000,000 more; oats, $.",00i).o00 less.
i'arl Schnrt's Advice t Harris.
New York, Jan. 14. At tl.e banquet Sat
urday ninht of the C'ommonwealtn club,
Carl Schui z made the princip il speech. Of
the incoming administration he said: "If
Gen. Harrison should have a i liud to observe
the civil service law he mtst understand
live things; first that a president is
strongest in his attempts at reform at the
leginiiing of his administration; second
that he will lie hampered in t iese attempts
f he surrouuds himself with men not in
sympathy with him unless be severely dis
ciplines them at the start; JiirJ that he
must punish the slightest easion of the
civil service law; fourth that he must
never have around biin, men who are gov
erned by congressmen; tlftii that every
concession to the spoilsmen is followed by
demands for grealer concessions.
I'wo TlioiiAiiil Ladies t'all on Mrs. Cleve
Washington City, Jan. H Mrs. Clove-
ami's tirt public reception of the winter
to the ladies of Washington, Saturday after
noon, brought a largo crowd to the presi
dent's mansion loug iicfore the doors were
opened at 8 o'clock. The weather was beau-
iful and probably 2,0oC ladies, but few of
them accompanied by gent 'emeu, passed
through the Blue room an 1 shook hands
with the president's wife. Co.. Wilson made
A Rnllet Kills the Wr mi; Man.
BaLtimork, Md., Jan. H. Elward Lp-
son, azeo: ai years, trnnoson ot ex-roiice
Cai't Ixpson, was fatally shot Saturday
night in Siatli Baltimore by Jim Simple, a
negro. Sumple was quarrelling with two
other negroes, ami shot at one of them. He
missed bis mark, and the bullet otruck I,ep-
son, wno was walking down .n the opposite
An Indiana K.litor Paralyzed.
Tkriib Hactk, Ind., Jan. 14 P. S.
Westfall, ediUir an 1 propriotf r of Tue S;it
urday Evening Mail, the most successful and
best paying newspaper in this city, made so
largely by the ability shown in irs manage
ment by Mr. Westfall, was stricken witb
paralysis Saturday, and issei iousiy ill.
Cardiflr Will Meet J.irksou.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 14. In a reply
to a telegram Irom San Francisco signed by
the president of tbe Californii Athletic club.
ratsey CardilT Saturday tele;rape I that be
would meet Jackson, the AiMraiian colored
pugilist, for $'i,5Ul) at the cluli r joins in San
Henry George Comes West.
CHICAGO, Jan. 14 Henry 3eorge, tbe ad
vocate ol tbe Mingle land tax idea, or
practically tbe ownership by the state of all
land, passed through Chicazi yesterday on
bis way to Des Moines, I.
Wrecked ou" Financial Kocks.
Boston, Jan. 14. Irvin ii Suow, boot
and shoe jobbers, have assigned. The lia
bilities arc) thought to be about $50,0;)0.
The i. A. It. at the Inauguration.
Washinutox City, Jan. 14 (ien. Will
iam Warner, commander-in-chief of the
Orand Army of tbe flepub ic, having been
urged .by Oen. W. S. Rosecrans and Chariot
P. Lincoln, commander de artment of the
Potomac, O. A. It. , to tut e olticial action
looking to that organization taking part in
the inauguration ceremonies and parade
baa written a letter in which be says that it
is proper for members of the ti. A. ft. either
as individuals, posts or departments to par
ttcipnte in the inaugural ceremonies, and
that the comiuauder-in-chii f will secure
place in the line of march frnll ti. A. R.
posts that atteud the inaugui atiou. He says
it is loft to the determination of the com
rades whether or not they w II attend.
Medals for tleroie LIfe-Ssvers.
n Asnisuros i itv, Jan. 14. l ne sec
retary of the treasury ha awarded gold
life-saVing medals to Joshua James and crew
of ten men, for beroio sen ices in rescuing
the crew of tbe schooner Gertrude Abbott
near Hull, Ma-s , Nov. 'J5, IS -is. Gold medals
have also been awaYded to S .ns H. Harding,
keeper of the Jerry's Point Life saving sta
tion, and his crew, for extreme heroism
displayed at the wreck tf the schooner
Oiiver Dyer, Nov. 0, 1MW, 011 tbe coast of
Mew Hampshire. Silver medals were
awarded to members of the crew of Capt.
James which rescued five of the crew of
tLe schooner H. C. Hiinsou, Nov. 'Jii, 1S88,
near Hull, Mass.
To Test United State Coinage.
vvAHuiNUTON uitt, Jan. l l. Tbe presi
dent has appointed an assay commission to teat
the coinage of the rnlendur year 1S9, and
it contains the following ge itlemen, among
otbers: u. W. Voorhees, C. O. Boutolle
and William Pettees, University of Mich
igan, Ann A rlsir, Mich. '
Paul Vaudervoort's Appointment.
Washington Citv, Jan. 14. Oeu. Paul
Vandervoort, lato comma id-f-ln-chief of
tbe ii. A. R., cf Omaha, Neb., has been ap
pointed asaistant secretary ol the Republican
Girl K. alhor Workers Vln
New York. Jan. 14. '.W
feather workers, employed in the establish
ment or Hanson & Greene, who struck last
week for tbe enforcement of the scale of the
feather Workers' Protective union, have
w wuv mi ,u u.u uraiueu Mf
rauin nnnnui that ,ha ...... k . .1 . i , .
sign the scale.
Weaver Jsa Winner
Unless His Opponents Have
Schemed a Scheme,
AND IT LOOKS A LITTLE THAT WAT.
An Agreement by Which There Mast lie a
Vote on the Oklahoma Bill, With a Quiet
Arrangement by Which It Will Ke De
feated The Senate Getting Along; with
the Tariff Quay and Brloe Get Ac
quainted Official Notes.
Washisotow City, Jan. 14 Weaver
didn't filibuster any during tbe session of the
house Haturday. The reason of this wss that
a partial understanding was reached with
bim and an ag: eement made, of which tbe
following is the substance: The Democrats
agreed thai b o'clock adjournment shad be
1i 'lie away with in the first place. Tben
that the speaker will recognize Weaver on
the first suspension Monday to call up tbe
Oklahoma bill. ' If the Republicans consume
tune so as to make it impossible to reach a
vote on the bill that day, every opportun
ity will be given Weaver to continue that
legislative day by preventing an adjourn'
ment until a vote is reached. If a majority
continjues in favor of the bill an adjourn
ment may lie prevented and the legislative
day of "Suspension Monday" may last for
two or three days, a week, or even a month,
by taking recesses, but no adjournment.
Before the agreement was reached, a paper
had len circulated in the hou to get mem
bers friendly to the Oklahoma bill to pledge
themselves to vote it down if tbe house
yielded to Weaver merely to break the
dead-lock. Forty-five members who had in
t nded to vote for the bill, it is understood.
had signed this pap -r, and this it is sup
j oed, . made Weaver willing to accept
compromise to avoid defeat by those of bis
friends who are provoked witb bim. How
ever, Weaver says the agreement issatisfac
tory to Oklahoma men.
It is entirely probable, nevertheless, that
the dead-lock is only suspended, and that it
will ba taken un aeani bv Anderson of
Kansas on suspension Monday, the bead
quarters of the filibuster being thus trans
lerred to the Republican side. It is proposed,
meanwhdc, to dispose of tbe appropriation
bills hs rap'dly as possible.
The work of the senate is beginning to as
sume a more definite and satisfactory shape
than it had a week or two ago. That body is
anproauhing the closa of the tariff discussion
which has been the alorbing business of
both houses since the Fiftieth congress was
orsran-r-id. more than a year ago. The final
work on the bill will be done this week.
The amendments which have lieen under
consideration by the sub-committee having
the bill in charge will be ofTertd and debated
It is bighiy improbable tbat any other busi
ness will be allowed to intervene, even for a
brief space of time, as the importahee of the
sul.jecis which will be under debate during
the week will make it necessary to devote
all available time to them if the bill is to ba
put in condition satisfactory to the Repub
lican senators before the day for taking a
vote on it Jan. i
It is tbo intention of the committee to take
up the wool schedule early in the week. Some
amendments to it may be offered, but none
have as yet been agreed to. The Democratic
senators would be glad to accept free wool
and let the rest of the bill go as it is; but
compromise cf this character is impossible.
at least until the bill gets into conference.
The principal committee amendments
which will come before the senate t his week
are the sugar bounty amendment and the
amendment to the lumber clause. It has
(eon practically settled that as a compensa
tiou for the 50 per cent, reduction on sugar a
bounty of 1 cent, per pound will be offered
sugar producers, and that the rate on lum
wr win oe reniicen irom f j, tne rale pro
posed by the senate convnittee, to $1.50. If
tne oi.scussion or tnese questions occupies
much of the senate s time, as it is altogether
ikely it will. Senator Allison will insist upon
tbe senate meeting regularly at 11 o clock
and remaining in session until a late hour.
It is possible that one or more night sessions
will lie hold before the end of the tariff de
bate is reacli 'd.
READ THE TARIFF BILL THROUGH.
The Senate Keadv for the Final Struecle
I'rormling in the llouxe.
Washington City, Jan. 14. In the senate
Saturday Morgan gave notice of an amend
ment to the tan n bill repealing all laws by
which goods in transit to or from Canada
are permitted to cro s American territory
free ot duty. 1 ba section relating to methy
lated spirits was amended to include other
sub-dances for methy lating besides wood
naptha. The duty on wood pulp
was made ; i, fn gs per ton
for the three different qualities thereof.
Gray offered an amendment admitting free
lumtier. timber, agricultural iron and ma
chinery for construction and equipment of
vessels. The Republicans ohj,ted to this,
especially as to machinery, though Frye in
timated that with machinery left out of the
amendment be would vote for it. . Tbe amend
ment was pending wben the senate went into
secret session, after which it adjourned. The
reading of the tariff bill was completed and
amendments are now m order.
Weaver "let up" bis obstruction in the
bouse, and after the receipt and disposition
of several executive documents, a resolu
tion to rescind the rule requiring the house
to adjourn at 5 p. m. ei.ch day was offered
by Randall, and referred to tbe rules com
mittee, and Weaver said be wou'd cease ob
structing the business until the rules
committee's report was made. The
fiensiiin bill was passed, and the
conference report on the bill appropriat
ing f'Kl.OdO for a site for a public building
in San Francisco was agreed to. Tbe con
sular and diplomatic appropriation bill was
then considered and passed, and pend
ing a decision on a point of order
against the fortification bill that all the
items except one for repairs of fortifications
were outside the jurisdiction of tbe appro
priations committee, the house adjourned.
NO USE FOR THE DIPLOMATS.
MnAdnn Thinks the Diplomatic System m
Very Absurd Thing.
Washington City, Jan. 14. While the
diplomatic and consular appropriation was
before the bouse Saturday, McAdoo of New
Jersey too' the flxr and said that be could
not allow the bill to pass without emphasis
ing wbat he considered to be the popular
demand for abolishing United States minis
ters abroad. Oue of tbe great countries of
Europe was unrepresented br a minister in
this country. Tbe British government has
refrained from sending a minister to Wash
ington for tbe purpose of resenting wbat it
considered to be an insult. Ninety-nine per
cent, of our people did not know nor care
whether England aent a minister or not; and
the interests of tbe United States would
not sutler if it did not send a minister to
England or anywhere else. It was a most
absurd thing to his mind that tbe United
States should send ministers to royal courts.
Tbey came in at tbe tail, of tba bespangled,
bef gathered, beuigutied diplomats of tbe
world, Tbe system was absolutely unfitted
to tbe character of a free country.
THEY HAD HEARD OF EACH OTHER.
Brloe and Quay, the Mauagers of the Pres
idential Campaign, In trod need.
Washington City, Jan. 14 Col. Calvin
S. Brice is iu the city a guest at the White
House. Saturday afternoon he was up at
the capital, and as be was passing tbe senate
chamber with some friends they met Senator
Quay. No sign of recognition passed
between the rival chairmen, and CoL Brice
passed on. "Why didu't you speak to Quay,
ix)i. nrictr said one of the letter's friends.
is tbere any e.rsonal troubli between
"ISO," replied Col. Bti.-. "Was that
Sena to Quayp
You don't mean to say you have never
met Senator Quay I
"Never, but I should be pleased to."
"Senator Quay!" called out CoL Brice's
friend, ancLa minute afterward be was in
troducing the chairmen to each other. Roth
colonels smiled broadly as they extended
tfeeir bands. .. .. . '
"I believe I have beard of you before,"
"And I heard too much .of you. You are
the man I feared in tbe late campaign," re
plied Col. Brice, "and events have justified
A long and pleasant chst ensued between
the new acquaintances.
The Wool Men Want More Duly.
Washington City, Jan. 14 The senate
finance committee give a bearing Saturday
morning to a committee appointed by tne
convention of wool growers of the United
States now in session in this city. The com
mittee was composed of Judge William
Lawrence, of Ohio, chairman; Hon. Colum
bus Delano, of Washington; Col. W. L.
Black, of Texas; H. Hutchison, of Wiscon
sin; D. IJossitt, or JNew York; A. Chapman,
of Vermont, aud J. H. Kirkpatrick,
of California Judge Lawrence act
ed as spokesman for the delegation.
He preented a schedule prepared
by tbe convention, which is au entire
revision of tbe schedule in the bill and of
the present law. It contemplates a general
advance in rates proposed by the senate
The Dnty on Lumber.
WA8HIKOTON City, Jan. 14. W. C. Love-
land, a prominent lumber dealer of East
Saginaw, Mich., called on Senator Allison
Friday to consult with him about the pro
posed change in tbe lumber schedule in tbe
senate substitute for the tariff bill. Allison
said that the sub-committee had determined
on no change, but that there had been con
ferences on the subject, and be gave Mr.
Loveland to understand that the reduction
SDoken of in tbe United Press dispatebei to
H.50 a thousand would probably be made.
As to the Canadian export duty, be said that
the law would probably provide that what
ever tha Canadian duty was, that amount
should le added to the im)ort duty charged
by the United States; in other words, that it
Canada maintained the present export sched
ule of W a thousand, the rate of- imort duty
would be $ 1 50.
CHARGES IT TO AMERICANS.
A German Newspaper ny 1 lat Ameri
cans Are Causing the Sauinan Trouble.
London, Jan. 14. Diplomatic circles are
agitated over tbe Samoan situation, which
is regarded as promising a possible rupture
between Germany and America.
A Sydney letter on the frubloci of the
Samoan troubles, which appears in Tbe
Frankfurter Zeitung, declares that the truth
of tjie report that the rebellion was insti
gated by Americans is frankly acknowl
edged by all English correspondents in
Samoa, all of whom deeply regret the action
taken by the Americans. Cipt. Leary, the
American commander, is genera y re;
proached for encouraging Mataafa. Tb-s
rebels, it is asserted, owing to the lack of
ammunition, would long ai:o have consented
to negotiate had not Anvticnu traders
promised tbe arrival of a steamer from S:in
Francisco with arms and ammunition. The
letter also indicates that thu turning of the
British consulate into a hosj it.-il l -d to the
German complaint that the hritish oflicials
were showing sympathy with the rebels.
LIVING IN ABJECT POVERT Y.
Di9lreNHin- ltep.i- Iruni ltaUnta Two
Hundred 1'emons ltstitnts
St PaCL, Minn., Jan. 14. Investigation
of the report sent out by Rev. G. W. Hunt
ley, Baptist missionary for orth Dakota, of
extreme destitution among Hie sttiers in
the western part of WaUh comity verifies
the statements ma la Upward of -'Kj per
sons were found at Fark riv'r and Grafton,
whose poverty m even more abject than that
which existed among tbe Jens at Devii's
At tbe home of a Baptist minister, who
lives in the center of the destitute district,
the humble quarters told their story of ex
treme poverty. The family con-i-its of the
minister, his wife and seven children. There
was no food in the house ex.-ept a small
quantity of graham flmir and some bread.
Many other families are in o)uslly destitute
Latest Move in 1 he Time Cases.
Chicago. Jan. 14 The feature Saturday
of the litigation consequent upnn th ) attack
of Tbe Times upon the otlicial characters of
Capts. Bonfleld and Schaack was an applica
tion to Judge Clifford by Capt. Sctiaack for
a capias for the arrest of Mr. West, editor
of The Times. The plta of C:ipt. Schaack
was to the eftot that he was entitled to re
cover damages from Mr. West and he be
lieved that unless Use latter was arrested
and put under 1-on.ls to as great an amount
as was asked for in the criminal libel he
(Schaack) would not be able to collect any
damages that might lie awarded to him iu
other words if tbe complainant should win
bis suit and get a judgment there would be
nothing to satisfy it unless Mr. West were
placed under arrest. The judge did not
appear to think thnt he could issue a capias
on the evidence before him, but look tbe case
under advisement and said he would notify
Schaack's counsel when he was ready lode
'Ida. "With Timidity and Iiffldence."
Washinotos City, Jan. 14. Mr. Faulk
ner has presented to thesenate a remarkable
petition remarkable iu its phraseology. It
is the petition of Henrietta B. L?o, nee
Bedinger, who wishes to be reimbursed for
the destruction ot her bouse near Shep
herdstown, AV. Va , burned under orders of
Gen. David Hunter, in July, 1SG4. The pe
tition begins: "It is with timidity and dif
fidence that I address so august a body of
statesman." Tbe petitioner then relates the
sufferings of her father, who was a hero of
tbe revolution, and in bis name ami that of
her husband, who was a grandson of oue of
tbe signers of tbe Declaration of Independ
ence, and a nephew of "Light Horse Harry
Lee," she makes an impassioned appeal for
justice. Tbe memlrs of tbe senate are not
wholly accustomed to being addressed "with
timidity and diffidence."
. Will Exhibit Their Goods at Paris.
New York. Jan. ;4. Somerville" P.
Tuck, the assistant commissioner general of
the United States to tbe Paris exposition of
ISS'.l, has made public tbe names of tbe firms
who have thus far applied for space for ex
hibiting their goods at said exposition. Tbo
applications are from all pirts of the coun
try, and comprise all industries, arts, etc.
Nearly 150 applications bave been received,
and it is believed by tbe commissioner that
tbere will be fully 1,100 exhibitors wben the
list is complete. Tbe list of exhibits for the
art group is only partly complete, and all
paintings must be favorably passed upon by
tbe art juiy before tbey are accepted for ex
hibition. The space allotted has, in a great
measure, already been distributed, and much
more space has been applied for than cou.d
possibly be allotted to American applicants.
For and Against Utah's Aiimisaiou.
. Washington City, Jan. 14. The bouse
committee on territories Saturday com
menced a bearing whic.i will continue
several days, as to tbe propriety of admit
ting Utah as a state. There is a delegation
or twenty-five from Utah, all of whom in
tbe course of the hearing will give their
views. At Saturday morning's session,
Frankln S. Richard, whose father is a Mor
mon apostle, made an hour's speech in favor
of admission. He was followed by E. P.
Ferry, who opposed the admission on the
ground that the whole territory, its courts,
its laws, its schools, were dominated by the
The Veterans and the Census.
Washington City, Jan 14. Maj. War
ner, commander-in-chief of tbe O. A. R,
and Hon. L. E. Atkinson, memlier of the
bouse, appeared before the committee on
census of tbe senate Saturday, and urged
tbe necessity of embodying in tbe next cen
sus report statistics as to surviving soldiers
of the war of tbe rebellion, endorsing the
views of Mr. Henry Hall, of The New York
Tribune, as contained in hi .communication
to Senator Hale. Mr. Hall' proposition is to
have recorded tbe name, tig-, residence,
length of service and command in which
each veteran eerved.
Toung ladies, on the eve of marriage,
now give "spinster dinners," at which
female friends only are entertained. They
are allowed to talk of everything, and
never fail to mention the numerous cura
tive benefits of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
that cures all coughs, colds, bronchitis,
croup, and sore throat.
Trusted Not Wisely
But Too Well, Was McMullen's
A STUPENDOUS STEAL EEPOETED.
Conservative Kstlmates Foot It Up at 810,
000,000 in Ten Yenrs, While Others In
sist It Will Go to Sn.OOO.OOO The New
York nstom House Drclared To Be
Very r.olteii In tbe Appraiser's Depart
ment Fiiin hild on Band.
New YoitK, Jan. 14. Tbe amount of the
stealing in the New York custom house is
variously estimated at from $5,000,000 to
$2i),OU0,0t. It will not be known until the
special tieusurv agents submit their final
reports how long a period is covered by this
tremendous joi.bery, but it is known that tbe
special agents' reports refer more particul
arly to the amounts stolen than many aup
pose. They have nor. only investigated the
methods by which this stealing bad been
don, but they hav- gradually computed the
amounts taken, and .ire endeavoring to dis-
m.vnr tne channels tbrouzb which thia cor
ruption flowed. Tue stealings in opium and
gu2Piv form the greater bulk of tbe whole
sulo robbery. It Is also stated that aniline
dyes have been a rich harvest to corrupt peo-
nle in and out of the service tsub-taiitial nanu
accounts have luen started by the leaks from
the damage allowance bureau, particularly
where fresh fruits are concerned. But the
undervaluation in silks, woolens, ribbons,
and gloves as well as the overvaluation of
woolen goods, have also been prolific fi d Is.
Tbe undervaluations of com go have been in
the interest of importers. The overvalua
tions have Ik-' n in tbe interest of the domes
tic goods association, lne treasury agents
believe that the bigbor amount, $20,000,UlK),
supposed to have ben stoleu, s exorbitant,
even with the sugar ring in fuil power. Tbey
tot believe that any definite amount can
be fixed Ukh. Tney nie not content to sub
slantiate tbe present iipuraisT's statement
that the government has been roblel of
millions, au-i are unite inclined to keep it
within thu $10,0 iil,0 M limit, an 1 they an 1
iKiiim-e ihii time in which this nasiloneas
tne Inst i.mi years, liiilnienfiiiiiili.tr with
the sticnr ma' lret. old refiners who were
driven out ly met ho Is to which thqy say
tbey would not stoop, cali-ulale the frauds at
Secretary F orchil ! rime to town last
night, and whs at the Everett house. It is
siated that.he H to meet a number of import
ers of woolen goods,sill:s, satins, ribbons, and
general dry goods men and representatives
of the sugar trade in a conference looking to
the selection of an appraiser ot the port.
Mr. Steans. the temporary chief, will re
turn to Boston. Itisdouhtful if the candi
date selected at this time will le confu ineii
by th ell;te, but it, is announced that the
s-cretary and the merchants who confer
with bim will go ahead just the same, and
endeavor to select a man ngainst whom
nothing cm lie s.iid except that the senate is
1'epulilienn. The appraiser's salnry is only
4, (M0 a year, and this will Maud iu the way
of getting a lir-d -class man.
It is announced f'r the special treasury
agent a that ttiey have all the evidence they
want to change "lb cmiplexiou of the di
visions in the npprrtisers stores b.-fore Sat
urday niht." It is now known that Presi
dent Cleveland was nske-1 lo appoint Mr.
McMulliMi apprai-er of the port iti the full
flush ot the civil service reform days. Mr.
McMnllen. it was urged by Nnval Oflicer
Btirt, had liven in tin? service as examiner
for many years. He was the dean of the ex
aminers mid entitled to thi pi a by promo
tion. Mr. Burt, il is declared, t k the
documents to Washington, which resulted iu
Mr. Mi-Mulien's appointment. It is now em
phatic iliy state 1 that-Mr. Manning regretted
the appointment. Icii l-efore lie died, and
that Mr. Knii-hil t ivi becoming secretarv
quickly liegnii - to distrust its wisdo.n. It
was tea re i that Mr. McMuli.m's old
friendships anion-; the subordinates would
retard U;e investigations which Mr. Man
ning nuil Mr. Faircliil l had determined to
make. McMuileu bad lcen the intimate of
the men whoso methods hud been questioned,
mid it was quickiy ap- areut that he would
lend no ai l in bringing to light the affairs of
their departments. Tbey were bis friends.
ho said, olid he i elieved they were all bonest
men. The efforts of Chief Iloiahan and his
men to fjet evidence wero hindered and
blockaded by Mr. McMullen's confidence,
nn 1 things ran along until the national cam
paign was almost upon the administration
It not considered advisable, then to net
until the bat lie bail been decided but whether
Mr. Cleveland was re-elected or not Mr
McMinleii was booked for removal.
THE TALE IS TOLD.
Uttern K.'d the Kosnlt of the Pittsburg
Wit-A-ti. ami One Dying.
PlTTMU-Uii, Pa., Jan. 14. The great ta.sk
of removing the debris from the basement of
tho Weldiu building on Wot I street, was
completed at noon Saturday. No mora IhxI
is were found. The death roll b is swelled
to fifteen It is ns follows: Thomas Jones,
Charles Flitch, William Goettman. John
Uogersnn. Samuel Brown, Jr., Dr. James I.
Keed, George Blend mger, Samuel Stringer,
John Hill, George Mason, Joseph Gearing,
George McGough, Charles McKeown, L
Sliiffimner, Kielwird Carroll. Tho patients
at the hospitals niv all reported as getting
along niivly, except John Birber (colored)
The physicians entertain no hopo of his re
covery. Igal and Religious Itigotry.
London, Jan. II. The Vienna correspon
dent of The Times says: American couples
about to travel m Austria ouht to take witb
tliem their marriage certificate. An Amer
ican lady recently gave birth to a
child, and the father, aCL'oiiipanied by
witnesses, went to register the birth
Owing to tiie absence of a marriage Certili
cate I he clerk said be must record the birth
as illegitimate, nn-l the only concession
ma lo altei exp.istiilaliou was the substitil
tion of the woid "doubtful" for "illegiti
mate." Further, on leing told that the
parents lelonged to the Anglican church,
the clerk w rote down "no religion."
l-'isliiiig Inutile the 1 hree-Milo Limit.
Halifax, N. S., Jan. 14. A dispatch re
reived beie from Shelburu says that it is re
ported there tital. a couple of dozen Ameri
can fishing vessels have lieen trawling within
a short distance of .Mo.Niitt island liht, in
side the three-mile limit, for a week nasi.
and nr- still trawling. The local lisheiinen
complain that if it is not stopp d it will le
stroy Ihe shore fishing next spring
LONDON, Jan. 14. The report that tbe
iroveriimeiit mil not apiioiut a minister to
Washington to succeed ford Sackville until
after th inauguration of President Harrison
is virtually confirmed.
Tli- Km; uf lluilanJ Ittiug.
The H-ioce, Jan. 14 The kin,; has in
flammation f the brain. The end can not
be long defered. Prayers for the king were
out red iu all the rbunuie yesterday.
There a rwr in the Chimney.
Uhkpi.inu. U. Va., Jan. U. A terrible
explosion of fjuniowdnr took place in Ben-
wood, a snliiirh, Friday. Two 12 year -old
ooys imiiict John Uuig and William Voiebt
entered nn uiioci-upiod building aud kindled
a fire About trn minutes later a beavy ol
jnci rattled i.wn the cliinuipy. The boys
uKwiwiiiwin learn what II was, when
terrilde explosion occurred. The Ikiv were
thrown aomn distance nnd scriouRly injured,
Voight lwt IhiMi y ok and miU tinod other in
juries, while Ixing had tbe item torn from
Ins fnce in a horrible maimer. Thev will
llb probably die. Tbe building waa wrecked,
ilow the powder was placed iu tbe chimney
i-niinoL im axrartainiHl.
On the 14th day of January next, commencing at
the hour of twoo'clock in tbe afternoon, tbe un
dersigned, si'iimee of William Ramaklll. will offer
for cle at No. 1003 Second avenue in tbia city, to
the highest bidder for cash in hand, tbe entire
ttock of clothe and Ktnta' furnishing eood
which were asaijnied to me by Mid Ramakill on
the 17tb ioet., to piy debts. The good a to be eo'd
can be inruected by any party interested at the
place named any day. Sunday excepted, before
ihe aale between the noun of two and four o'clock
Kock Ialand, III., Dee. 80th. 1888.
UEOEQE FOSTER, Aiaigne.
Shops 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 and buggies in
the city can be had at any hour
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER. Prontr.
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1916 Third Avenue.
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Carpet and Wall Paper Store.
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting;
Kn wles'Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
ftrronght, C-at and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Brass Goods of every fcacrlpUo
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Tbe AMine i consti m ted on scien
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perfect ventiUiion. disHilniiinn of beat
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coal, aMl has live linn s ihe lieuiinu ca
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ChII or rxxminc or send for circular
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Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
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Other Optical Goods
No. 1S27 Second Avenue.
AU orders attended to
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