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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Wednesday, Jakcabt 16. 1889.
A IMreet Vote for Irelieiit.
TUe failure of the recent choice of
electors to reflect correctly tbe will of a
majority of tbe voters, hits bad the effect
of calling attention to the fa il ts of the
electoral system of choosing a president,
remarks tbe Pekin 7'ime. That Mr, Har
rison does not represent the will of a mas
jority of the votes cast at the recent elec
tion presents an incongruous condition of
thiols which justice demands should be
eliminated from the law governing the
case. Tbe subject has attracted tbe at
lion of lawyers, and Representative Sprin
ger has given notice of an amendment
to the constitution, abolishing tbe electo
ral college and substituting therefor a
" direct vote for presidential candidates in
stead of the indirect vote through tbe
Mr. Springer's proposition furttier con
templates a proportioual vote for presi
dent in each state by dividing the whole
number of votes oust by the number of
presidential votes to which tbe state is
entitled, thus finding the ratio for a pres
idential vote and g'ving each candidate
as many votes as the ratio would be con
tained in the number of votts cost for
blm at the polls, tbe candidate having tbe
largest fraction of a ratio as a remainder
to be entitled to any additional presiden
tial vote that mutit be determined by the
consideration of fractions or remainders.
Tbe proposition of Representative
Springer is correct in principle and per
fectly fair to ( very randidnte and party.
IjnderthW plan of choosing a president
tbe people could vote directly for tbe
candidate, and ever? vote, wbetbi r cast
in Vermont or Ti xis, would count. It
would wipe out sectionalism as a political
factor, hrenk the solid south as well as
tbe solid north . A republican candidate
fur president would have bis vote counted
for hitn in every southern state, and tbe
democratic candidate would pet his pro
portional return in every northern state.
Under this p'an there could be no "piv
otal state," therefore the expenditure of
immense hums of money o carry any
particular stale would be useless, und the
corruption of elections would be checked
to that extent. There is really no good
reason why this proposition should not
be incorporated in the federal constitu
tion in lieu of the present electoral plan.
M ar or IVacc in Fnrnp".
If there is not war in Europe at an ear
ly period it will not be for lack of prep
aration, remarks tho New York Graphic.
Tbe entire continent is one great camp of
armed men, for toe support of which tbe
financial resources of the dense popula
tion arej overtaxed. The burden is so
great that the wonder is bow it is borne
at all, mucb less without revolution. In
every country of Europe the flower, of
manhood is in the army or navy. The
men of slight stature, deformed limbs at,d
weak constitutions are left al home with
the women to enrry on business affairs.
The euervating effect on the nations is an
unmixed evil. The armies of Europe
were never so completely mobilized as
now. The naval forces were never so
strong. Tbe genius of the age is turned
towards warlike inventions, for which
millions are ptid by the rival govern
ments. Destructive explosives are wel
comed as a priceless boon for which
treasure is poured out like water. The
atmosphere of the conrts is full of talk
about ironclads, dynamite guns, forti
fications, submarine monitors and all
the machinery of deadly and des
perate warfare known to modern
times. Tbe problem everywhere is
which nation can slrike the severest blow
in tbe crucial moment. The diplomacy
Of tbe day is like treading on eggs. A
misplaced word or an incautious utter
ance might precipitate the collision that
each nation dreads as a calamity, but for
which each bas been preparing as inevit
able. The statesmanship of the day is
sleepless in its endeavor to maintain
peace by peacfalnieans if possible, but
by force if necessary.
Tet it is a very simple thing to disarm
Europe, and let the people resume their
normal avocations. The principle of ar
bitration for the settlement of interna
tional differences bas at different times
been accepted by nearly every govern
ment of tbe old world as a sound policy.
It only requires a diplomatic convention
for its general acceptance, when the
armies and navies might be brushed away
as relics of barbarism. The advancing
age ought to possess eufUcient mental
force to bs a peaceful age.
riiit Kuiifn out r r.i.
London, Jan. Pi . ws has bnn received
that tlis bwhor of Tirnovn, Varna and
VranU i, re rueaiitly puma out of ttiuir
beds in the iIh.kI of night and hurried out
aide the limit i.f Sofia l.y trnu d'armes. The
night wan hitler c.ilil, a utilT norlu wind pre
vailing at the tune, nml the prelates suf
fered severely from their expimure. Tbe In
cident ih cmihlrel nnllinent ground for de
claring a holy feud B:aiiiHt J'l ini-e Kerdi-
Parnell UiiiiIh Mrw Money.
New York, Jan. M Eugene Kelly
pieaided at a iiieetin of the exeeutive com
mlttea of lb IriMd I'arliniii.iiuary Kuii.l an
soeiation lait night, anil wu iiiHtruetud to
prepare an appro! for renewed sulHcriptions
to the fund which he wid make public In a
fi w ilnyj The miini-ittl council of tbe Irmb
National It-ague bin l-su-d an appeal of tho
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of ratnrrb that can not lie
cured by taking Hairs Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Props, Toledo, O.
We, tbe undersigned, have known P.
J . Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions, " and financially
able to carry out any obligations made by
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggist.
Waldlng, Einnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Druggists. Toledo, Ohio.
E. H. Van Hoescn, Cashier. Toledo,
National Bank, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Price, 75c. per
bottle. Bold by all druggists.
Mashed strawberry ribbons sell at one
dollar a yard, but vou can get a bottle of
Dr. Bull's Cough Byrup for only twentv
llve cents. J
Delaware Has a Brand New
OTHER STATES CHOOSE THEIR II r.
McMillan, Ransom, Wolrotl, anil Mander
on Made Happy I'rorpriinga in the
State Law Foundries IiiiMrtaiit Hllla
Intrmlucori An Iuvval IhI Iii of Gov.
Oclvitbjr'a Domesllr Kroiiotu r lrooi?l
the ludiana Ntile Kow Kinally l-altl
on the Shelf Oeneral 1'oliliral News.
DoVKR, Del., Jan. HI. Yesterday, for the
first time, tbe Republican elected a United
Statea senator from this nUUv Anthony
Higgins, (ft .Wilmington, we chosen, each
house of the legislation voting separately.
The deadlock in the Republican caucus was
broken on the forty-third ballot at ::) yes
terday mornin. The vote was; Hiicgins, 9;
Massey, 0, one member having left tbe room
and gone to bed. The break to Virgin be
gan on tbe fortieth ballot, when the rive men
who had stood solidly by Treat went over to
hiin. Massey, who had received a high as
eight votes, lacking only one for tbe nomina
tion, held He veil up to the forty second ballot,
when one of liis men and the remaining
Smitheii men went over to Hixgins, giving
him the nomination.
At 10:45 in the morning the houe balloted
for United States senator. The fourteen
Republican meinliers voted for Anthony
Higins, tiv of the Dmnoerstie nibiulii-rs
for Alfred Robinson, and Hie remaining
two, Brackson and Uray, for Jumps L. Wal
cott. The division in the IXtrnocratic vote
was in ronqunee ot the inability of their
caucus to agree upon a cntitii'lnt. Tue sen
ate balloted at 11:1V The a -veil Democratic
members voted for Jamei K Walcott, tlw
two Republicans for Anthony Higgins.
This mukes the vote of both houses stand
Higzius, lrt; Waloit, i; Kobins n, V
The Democratic chiimh im t aain at '.I 'M
o'clock in the morning to unrte on a candi
date. The Wal.-oit men insislel on pressing
h name, I ul to this the ShiiIsImii-' men
refused to agree. The latter expressed a
nillingneMH to suppoi t any other man upon
whom the Walcott man migtit agree, but
the latter persists in pushing Wuli-otL Tbe
tsaulsbury men then withdrew from the
RaLKIOH, '. C, Jan. lt The Demo
cratic caucus to cboos a senator to succeed
Mutt W. Hansom, met
in the house of com
mons last night. Knn
aoii'i was chosen on the
somnd lwillot, receiv
ing li! votes, M lieing
neccs-ary to elect. Hi
opponents were Alfred
M. a l.h.il, Sydeu
Lam H Alexanler,
him! Thomas J. Jarvis.
M W. Hansom uoininatiou was
made unanimous ai s.vm as the result of
the tiallot was announce i
Lansino, Mi-h., Jan. t. James McMillan
receivefl il votes for United Siates senator
in tbe two houses of the legislrtiire, and
Melbourne H. Kord ;U This vote will tie
ratified in joint convention.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. Tin vote on
United States senator yesterday stood:
Charles A. Manderson, 1 -, John A. Mc
Shane, V7; J. Sterling M.n t ui. 1. Tbis is
tbe first time in the history of the state that
a senatorial election bas passed without sev
eral days' contest.
Denver, Col., Jan 10 At a joint session
of both bouses of the general assembly last
night K. U. Wolcott was elected I'nited
States senator f su 'eed Tboinaa M. b-jaen,
receiving the solid Keptiblic.u vote. C S.
Thomas received tba romplimeiiuuy vote of
No Case Against Dudley.
Indianapolis, Jan. I:. The grand jury
reassembled Monday, after two weeks' ad
journment. Judge Woods, in supplemen
tary instructions, reversed his decision as
given to the grand jury on Nov. regard
W. W. Dudley' case, and practically told
the jury that they con I I not return an in
dictment unless it was proved that the in
structions as contained in the fam ius letter
were actually carried into effect by the per
son receiving it. He quoted as authority re
vised statutes, section 1 V.I. Tha cuarge was
fitlli Quarreling in West Vireinia.
CHAHLESTON, W. Va., Jan. Iti The house
of delegates met yesterday morning and ad
journed until to-day without transacting
any business. The senate held two sessions
yesterday and were still balloting at II
o'clock last night without selection of presi
dent, and finally adjourned without action.
Tbe Kanawha returns have lieen delivered
to the legislature by the secretary of state,
giving Goff over !C4 majority for governor.
LEGISLATION IN THE STATES.
The Mills Begin to Orind and New Law
o in by Hundreds.
SpKINOKiKLI), Ilia, Jan. bi In the state
senate yesterday Kck hart introduced a bill
for tbe examination of building and loan as
sociations, requiring a thorough looking
after the affairs of such organizations by the
state auditor. Several bills relating t
county affairs wer introduced. Snumway
introduced a resolution reciting that $ 18.7i;5
was expended t tiie executive man
sion over and above tbe salary
allowed by law to , the governor,
tbe said sum having been exended for dry
goods, toilet soaps, combs, brushes, cards,
decorations, chamois skins, cooking utensils,
mirrors, hammocks, laundering, table ware,
cuspidors, etc. ; there f pr, that, the house cot
curling herein, a joint committee of the
bouse and senate be appointed to investigate
the legality of these expen litures and report
tbeir conclusions. Tbe bouse was but fifteen
minutes in session and the committee on
rules reported that It was not ready. A
number of appointments to p!ac es about tbe
rapit il were announced by the speaker.
Tue Democrats will make ex-Governor
Palmer thoir nominee for United States
Indiana's Fight la Over.
Indianapolis, Jan. in. At last the row
over tbe chairman of tbe senate is ended.
Lieutenant Governor Chase walked into the
chamber yesterday morning and there was
no doorkeeper to stop him, and he was es
corted to bis seat in due form. A motion to
thank Senator Cox for bis - "faithful aud im
partial discbarge of duty" in the chair, got
no Republican votes, but tile Democrats
sang out "aye" with great vigor, bills were
then introduced in both houses and it was an
all day job. Tbe most important were tbose
on trusts and election reform. The first
provides that all persons engaging in that
sort of enterprise so well known aw a "trust"
shall be guilty of conspiracy todeiraud, and
subject to a fine of from $1,000 to
$10,000, and imprisonment from two to
live years. Corporations going into trusts'
forfeit tbeir charters. Tba election law is
basad on the Australian system, and pro
vides fur porteot secrecy of tbe ballot,
booths being provided for that purpose, and
the bal'ots being distributed by the state.
The voters are prohibited from coming
within fifty feet of the polls except when
casting their ballots, and an attempt to
bribe, intimidate or iu any way corrupt tbe
baliot is punishable with fine and imprison
ment. Other important bills introduced were: To
Mti.blish m live stock sanitary commission
and appoint a veterinarv surgeon; to equip
the three new insane hospitals and elect
board of trustees for each; requiring all
judicial executions to take place within the
walls of one of tbe stale prisons, according
to tba place ot conviction, and making tbe
executiou private. Several hundred bills
were introduced during the day.
Lansino, Mich., Jan. 16 In the house a
petition was received from the residents of
Kalkaska county staling that the lumber
camps run tho county, elect their own offi
cers, though they are not legal voters, and
then when the lumber season is over leave
the county Without officers. Relief is asked.
A bill was iutroduoad providiug .that when
nit.t'o i'uuh tue legb
1 rate of interest is
ily the entire interest
charged on a loan, o
shall be forfeited ins
tf ad of the entire debt.
Axe bill providing im-
The nenate passed
prisonment for life f
r setting fire to mines.
Notice was given of
ills to establish the in-
1 and parole sys-
tem for wrong -dt
ers; to consolidate
of the three state
prisons; to compel r
all stations whether
ilways to announce at
assenger trains are on
Moving on Wisconsin Dives.
Madison, Wis., Jdi 10. The committees
were announced in tte bouse yesterday by
tbe speaker, and a resolution was adopted
to appoint a special committee to investigate
the nortne'rn "pinery dons." A bill was in
troduced toexniept soldier ,elc. from the pay
ment of poll tax. In the senate bills were
introduced giving circuit judges $4,000 an
nual salary, and lerinitting ten out of
twelve jurors to rend jr verdicts in civil ac
tions. GETTING BACK AT THE MOON.
Luna To Be Sat I'p n by the Earth This
levelling and To Morrow Morning.
Washington City, Jan. It. The follow
ing computations of t le lunar eclipse of Jan.
were obtained at the United States
naval observatory la it night: For all clocks
regulated to central standard time the time
ot the eclipse is: Mix n enters p-numbra Bli,
:j'm, 3M, p. m. , Jan. Id, and leaves penum
bra 2h, 21m, 4'Js a. in., Jan. 17. For all
places the greatest oNcuration will lie about
seven-tenths of the moon's diameter. The
edip'-e nil! be visible generally throughout
the United States, Europe. Africa, America,
and on the Atlantic and I'acitic oceans.
FREE SPEECH IN CHICAGO.
Judge Tuley (iivrs h Decision 1 avorable
to the Anart'hista.
Uhh aoo, Jan. ill. In the case of tbe pe
tition for an injunction restraining the city
authorities from interfering with Anarchist
iiieings. Judge Tuliy yesterday delivered
Ins decision. He refu-e l to grant the injunc
tion a ked for, but at the same tune, iu ef
fect, expressed his (pinion that tbe police
have no right to forbid tbe holding of a pub
lic meeting or to interfere with its proceed
ings so long as it is not guilty of actually
advocating or coniini ting acts of violence or
Couldn't t.e Thought of for a Moment,
Birmingham, Ala., Jan XI Meadows,
the negro accused of itssaulting Mrs. Kellura
and kdling her child, near Pratt mines, was
Ivncbed by his captx rs yesterday morning.
Mrs. Kellum afterward said that she was
possitive he was the guilty man, but she had
refrained from fully ilentifying him because
snilidnot want to be responsible for his
death at the hands o' a mob. Mr. Kellum
wrote an oen letter to his fellow citizens at
the mines Monday niht asking them to re
spect bis wife's wish a id his own and let tbe
law take its course.
Forty-two persons were drowned recently
by the sinking of a steamer near Singapore.
Three young fcirls perished in a burning
cigar-box factory in New York at noon
John Mitten Phillip), New York manager
of the Methodist bo k concern, died Tues
day, aged years.
Tbe Suiro tunnel wis bid in by the Tun
nel company at the foreclosure sale Monday
at Virginia City, N'ev.. for 1,3'J5,0GU
The perpetrator of ibe women murders in
London is believed to have tieen captured in
Tunis, northern Afriia Ixmdon police say
it it's a roorback.
The Haytieu government baa paid the
owners of the uUaytinn Republic" steam
ship $120,000 indemnity for her capture as
a blockade runner.
Eariy Tbur day morning thieves entered
tbe apartments of stj.te Senator Martin, at
Trenton, N. J., stole bis gold watch aud
money to the amount of $.3.
At the regular fortnightly meeting of tbe
Irish National league at Dublin Tuesday it
was announced that tbe receipts from Amer
ica during the last two weeks were '2,000.
The Ihigh Valley railway earned last
year l2.:l'iK,;.T.. The operating expenses
were $7,1',, iisl and -he other charges, in
cluding claims for tin Mud Run disaster,
amounted to t-,"40,( Elisha P. Wilbur
was re-elected preside it at the annual meet
ing held Tuesday.
The Washington I'ost says that Gen,
Alger, of Michigan, is after the war port
folio in Harrison's cabinet and that Jrl. S.
Smith (ihe general's i usiuess partner), F. S.
McGraw, and Col. R E. Frazer, who nom
inated Alger at Chicago, are in Washington
city quietly working ip tbe sentimeut.
Senator Hoar has ii trodticed a concurrent
resolution in tbe senate providing for the
count of the presidential vote. It is to take
place F.-b. liiuext at 1 p.m. ; tellers are to make
a list of the votes aid report the same to
tbe president of tbe senate, who shall an
nounce the result, which shall be deemed a
declaration of the elet tion, and shall be so
The Weather tVe May Kxpect.
Washinotos City, Jai. Hi The following are
the weather Indications for thirty-six hours from
s p. m. yfstenlay: Fir Indiana aud Lower
Michigan Heavy rain; warmer weather; brisk to
lilfh southeasterly Hindi, veering to southerly.
For Upper Michigan Ralu or snow; warmer
weather: winds gennrall easterly, increasing in
force. For Iowa Heavy rain; warmer weather,
followed in western por ions by railing te.inper
atures: variable winds, oecoming northwesterly;
local storms. For Illinois aud Wisconsin Heavy
rain; warmer weather; ;risk to high southerly
winda hecouiln, variable; local storms.
Ingalls Gets in "Invite.
Washington Citv, Jan. ltt. Some com
ment was ceused recei tly by the fact that
Senator In gulls, president pro tempore of
the senate, was not asl ed to be present at
the state dinner given by the president, and
Mrs. Cleveland last wek. Invitations have
been issued to a dinner to be given by tbe
president and Mrs. Cleveland to members of
the supreme court and congress Jan. dl, and
Senator IngnllS is one of the invited guest.
It is understood that hi will accept the invi
tation. To Preserve Some Historic Letters.
Washington Citv, Jan. 10. The secre
tary of the treasury se it to tbe house yester
day copy of e communication from tbe
secretary of state sujinitting an estimate
for an appropriation of f4,0iJ0 to provide
for the restoration, mounting and binding
of certain manuscript letters and papers of
Washington, Jefferso i, Madison, Monroe,
and others in tho "department 0f state, re
lating to the early history of the United
Chicago's PoatmiMter Confirmed.
Washington Citv, Jan. 10. The senate
during its secret session yesterday afternoon
confirmed the nomination of Widter C.
Newlierry to be postmaster at Chicago.
Given tip for I.ud, but Alive.
Philadelphia, Jan. in Cupt. E. 8.
Truitt, bis schooner, tbe William Wiler, and
his crew of six men v ere long ago believed
to have gone to the bottom in the voyage
from here to Kichrt ond. Capt, Truitt,
alive and well, yesterday walked into the
office ot Henry D. A 'ay, owner and con
signee of the vessel, i ot drowned yet, and
told bimastoryof g -eat hardship at .sea.
He and bis crew were buffeted by gales for
thirty days and were nearly exhausted
when the Rritish ship Edith, Capt. Mervin,
picked them tip and brought them to New
York, doing evcrytuin;; to make thorn com
fortable while on the v ay.
DIPLOMATS LOOKING FOR TROUBLE
Between Dncle Bam and Bismarck Over
the Numoit AflTaira.
London, Jau. 16 Tue belief has become
general in diplomatic circles that the
troubles in Samoa miu; lead to serious fric
tion between the United States and Ger
many, out of which will probably grow a bet
tr understanding between England and
America, beginning t ith tbe relegation of
the Sackville incident to oblivion. It is as
serted by persons in a (XMitiou to know tba
facts tbot Secretary Bt.yard informed Lord
Salisbury of the recent happenings In Samoa
forty-eiglit hours previous to tbe publication
of tbe first account of the trouble, and it is
further stated that tins is almost the only
communication that bas passed between tie
English and American governments since
the Sackyllle correspondenoe. .
ISLAND ATlflTTS WEDXESDAY, JAXUAIiY " 16, 1889.
Great on Alliteration.
Vest's Peculiar Series of Tariff
DEBATING THE SALT OF THE EARTH.
"Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion" Re
vived In an Exchange of Ranter in the
Senate Cowles on Iutemat frtevenne
K-peal Major Warner on the Soldiers'
Census A Couple More Oman Terrors
Wants "Garden Saas" Taxed Ingalls
Receives an Executive Invite.
Washington Citt, Jan. 16 Vest grew
alliterative during Monday's session of tbe
senate and fired a whole volley of that sort
of .amendments at the tariff bill, all of wb'.tb
were promptly rejected. When Allison sug
gested that Vest was unnecessarily consum
ing time, and that he had bettor put bis
amendments into bulk, the latter said be
was not taking advice from a man whose
position he knew so well He wished to put
these questions in authentic shape before tbe
senate and country.
A few of bis amendments were as follows:
Strike out of the free list "bergamont oil"
and insert "bricks;" strike out "civet oils"
and insert "staves of wood of all kinds;"
strikeout "lavender oil" and insert "laths;"
stiike out "oil of peroli" and insert "needles."
Some of them were not alliterative, as
strike out "attar of roses" and insert "salt"
and tbis was the amendment pending when
the senate took up tbe bill yesterday, and
Vest immediately opened the fight by quot
ing a speech by Hale in 1H71 in favor of a
bill putting salt on tbe free list, and read the
names of Daves, Hawley and Hoar as vot
ing for the bill. He quoted Thomas H. Ben
ton on tbe salt question, and Morrill asked
if he had come across a passage in Benton's
book in which be said that be bad almost
become a free trader, but that when be came
to the subject of putting a duty on lead, be
bad arisen and proposed a duly of 100 per
cent, upon it (because Missouri was its
chief producer) and had carried it.
Vest said that he remembered it and that
it, as much as anything, bad brought about
Mr. Benton's political downfall.
rainier opposed the amendment He said
tbe effect of protecting tbe borne salt in
dustry bad beeu to make the price of for
eign salt come down one-third in fifteen
years. He also defended the Saginaw as
sociation, which est called a trust. The
practical result of the creation of the Michi
gan salt trust, he said, bad been to diminish
tbe price of salt Plumb said that the de
velopment of tbe salt industry in Kansas
bad reduced the price of salt 30 per cent, in
Vest said that the president had gone too
far in saying that every cent of the duty is
added to tbe cost to the consumer, but be
thought the imposition of the tariff duty
affected tbe cost to the consumer, always
modified by the amount of production in tbe
In tbe course of the discussion (he result
of the election in the state of New York
Butler reminded Hiscock that although the
result was against Cleveland it wad in favor
"Oh, yes," said Hicock, "wherever rum
was on the banner Democracy was success
ful." "Had 'Romanism' nothing to do with it,"
Butler asked, "or 'Rebellion ?' "
"Mr. Hill," said Hiscock, "under the tan
ner of rum carried tbe sta e, and Harrison,
under tbe banner of protection, carried it."
"Did not Governor Hiil indorse the Mills
bil!f Butler asked.
"Governor Hdl," Hiscock replied, "is to
have no voice on tbe Mills bill. He is to
confine himself to the question of license
bifch Ikvnse, low license, or no license."
Butler Did not tbe Chicago convention
indorse free whisky f
Hiscock It diil not. 1 ask the senator
from South Carolina If he is not quite reidy
to repeal the internal revenue tax on whisky,
whether protection goes or not.
Butler I would retain the tax on whisky.
Hoar, in reply to Butler, submitted fig
ures to show that the average value of
farming lands in Massachusetts was $48 an
acre, as against $." an acre in South Caro
lina. As to inort gages on farms in Massa
chusetts he s iidtiiat the existence of such
mortgages whs a sign of life and boalth.
THE CENSUS OF 1890.
Why Mi J or Warner Want a Census of
Washington Citt, Jan. iti. Carroll D.
Wright, commissioner of labor, told the
census committee tbe other day that state
work on the last census was unsatisfactory
and that provision for that sort of work has
been left out of tbe bill the committee bas
before it. In Major Warner's speech to the
committee advocating a census of soldiers of
tbe late wrt, be said:
"I apprehend that no man to day bas ever
figured out tbe number of troops who were
actually engaged in the Union army. I
know that is tbe impression of Gen. Sherman.
I have a letter from him on tbis subject (but
have been unable to find it this morning),
showing that the number engaged in tbe
Union army was largely exaggerated by
reason of re-enlistmeut, the same men ap
pearing in different organizations. Th.se
names have never been separated in suoh a
way as to get tbe exact numbers. If this
census was taken so as to furnish the requis
ite information as to regimental organiza
tions, battery, war ships, etc, a claimant for
a pension could turn at once to tbis record
to ascertain tbe residence of a comrade. I
thiuk this information would be of incalcula
ble service to those who are entitled to a
peusion. It would also be valuable data for
tbe commissioner of pension."
REPEAL OF INTERNAL REVENUE.
A North Carolina Member Stirring Up the
Ways and Means Committee.
Washington Citt, Jan. i6 Southern
members of congress, who favor the repeal
of the internal revenue system, were active
about tbe house yesterday in securing sup
port for tbe bill introduced Monday by
Cowles, member from tbe Eighth North
Carolina district, and which, after a fight,
was referred to tba committee on appropria
tions, because tba ways and means commit
tee, to which it would properly go, was un
derstood to be opposed to such legislation
apart from the general subject of tariff re
duction. Cowles said to a representative of tbe
United Press yesterday that he regarded tbe
action taken by the bouse as indicative of its
desire to have an opportunity to vote upon
the repeal or amendment of the internal
revenue laws. "Why," said Cowles, warm
ing up to bis subject, "we have beeu clam
oring at tbe doots of the ways and means
committee room all last session and this ses
sion, asking that committee to report one of
tbe numerous bills on this subject to tbe
bouse. But no; they were all pigeon
holed, and tbe committee studiously refrained
fi om bringing them or any one of tbem be
fore the house. First one excuse would be
advanced and then another. Bout hern
members of the committee would go to tbeir
people and tell them that they were acting
with Hendu-son and Wise and me for tbe
repeal of Ihe tax, when in tbe capitol they
were doing everything to defeat our efforts.
These men will now -be given an opportunity
to prove to their constituents tbeir sin
cerity." "Does your hill contain any new featurest
Cowles was asked.
"Not at all. There is not a dot of an V Or
the crossing of a 't' that is not contained iu
tbe tobacco and Internal revenue sections of
the Mill's bilL That bill was endorsed at St.
Louis, received tbe vote of the Democrats in
tbe house, and how Democrats can now re
fuse to vote for my bill I can not see."
"Is North Carolina clamoring for tbe re
peal of the tobacco taxf -
"Yes; without regard to party. There are
not 6C0 men in the state who are not in favor
"What prospect is there of your bill being
reported to the house T
"I received assurances this morning that
the house would be given an opportunity to
vote on this subject at this session. If the
ways and means committee do not regard
the vote of the house yesterday in tba na
ture of instrpefion and report bill on tbis
subject my bill will be reported back from
the committee xn appropriations, and it Wilt
pass, too," said Mr. Cowles, clenching bis fist
and pounding the window-sill, "or else some
people will have to eat their votes,"
- The Two Houses Talk.
Washington City, Jan, j6 Most of
yesterday was consumed In the senate in a
discussion ot Vest's amendment to the tariff
bill to pnt salt on tbe free list, but the bill
was laid aside without action on the amend
ment, and an executive session held, at the
conclusion of which the senate adjourned.
The admission of territories was discussed
in tbe bouse, but no action reached. Springer
called up tbe senate bill for the admission of
South Dakota, and said a qw vote should
be taken, on the ratification of tbe consti
tution, as only about half tbe voters of tbe
territory had exercised their right the last
time. Gifford opposed this aud Toole of
Montana demanded tbe admission of his
territory. The debate was still on when at
4:50 p. m. the bouse adjourned.
. foor ray for (iood Work. .
Washington City, Jan. 16 Representa
tive Campbell, of Onio, made an argument
before tbe bouse judiciary committee yester
day morning in support of a bill to pay W.
B. Burnett, United States district
attorney at Cincinnati, Ohio, f5,
000 for services rendered in prose
cuting Harper and Hopkins, officials
of tbe Fidelity National bank. He stated
that by law Mr. Burnett was only allowed
$5) for each prosecution, and that Mr. Bur
nett occupied six mouths in preparing and
prosecuting the two cases and received $40
for it. Tbe attorneys for the defence re
ceived $10,000 for Ibeir services.
Two More War Ships 1'rovlded For.
Washington City, Jan. li. Tbe sub-committee
of tbe house committee on naval
affairs yesterday completed the naval ap
propriation bill. It appropriates, in round
numbers, ( JO.llO.i.oOo. It makes provision
for tbe const ini tion of two war-ships, one
on tbe plan prepared by Kepressntative
Thomas, of Illinois, at a cost of $l.5tK).000,
and a vessel on the plan of the "Vesuvius"
at a cost of t4;4),00X. Representative
Thomas' plan is for a vessel that can be
partly submerged dunnj an eniaeimat,
thus presenting a very small surface to the
In Favor ot Out leu on Farm Products.
Washington Citv, Jan, Iti J. Kugene
Parker, of Shelter Island. Suffolk county.
New York, appeared lsfore the senate com
mittee on finance Monday and made an
argument in favor of taxing various farm
produce imported into this country. He
aked that potatoes be taxed 25 cents a
bushel; turnips, 15 cents; cabbage 2 cents
per head, or cent per ound; cauliflower
in salt or brine, $4 per barrel or 1 cent a
pound; eggs, 5 cents per dozen, and egg
yolks or eggs preserved, A cents per pound.
DISCUSSED IN THE REICHSTAG.
Risraai-rk Defends the tirrmin Policy
Berlin, Jan. 1 ti. During tbe debate in
tbe reichstag yesterday Herr Kardoff ex
pressed the opinion that had not Herr Bam
berger in the past, ruined German enter
prises in Samoa there would protwibly have
been no necessity for the latest victims. Herr
Bamberger rejoined that be rejoiced to this
day over bis success in that matter. Was he
to bear the blame, he said, because tbe peo
ple refused to hand over their money because
tbe enterprises failed to flourish? His influence
could scarcely lie so great as all that.
Prince Bismarck said that Herr Bam
berger bad evadad The punctum saliens of
his remarks, namely that Bamlterger had
represented the title deeds of t ie Germans
as worthless, thereby placing great Britain
in a position to reply to Germany's represen
tatives on behalf of German concessionaires
by a pointed reference to tbe speech of the
great patriot Bamberger. In regard to the
unfavorable prognostications which tue
friends of Bamberger always made in re
spect to tbe German colonial policy, be said
that tbe majority in tbe reichstag, repre
senting tbe true feeling of the Gei man peo
ple, were better informed thau the ma
levolent minority. Cheers.
Herr Ricbter twitted tbe chancellor for
formerly uttering a warning against making
national sacridoes for private companies,
and said it whs only recently all this bad
changed. It n as uu just to ascribe tbe hos
tilities in Sumoa to the rejection ot tbe
guarantee. They arose solely from the col
o.iial policy of the government. The reich
stag and tht German jieople nm-t not em
ba k in adventures.
Prince Bismarck replied that Richter bad
only to criticise, while he bad to liear tbe
heavy responsibility. In tbe Knclish parlia
ment tt;e opposition carefully abstained
from unseasonable attacks, and a man who
failed to comply with this rule was deemed
unpatriotic. In Richter a deiconiac love
for the fatherland fought with dislike for
the imperial chancellor. As for Bamberger,
be simply said to himself: "There's tbe sore
point of the government; that's where we
must rub." 1 Cheers. Official reports had
not arrived from Samoa. Telegrams were
costly and occupied a fortnight in transit.
As soon as the government received tbe re
ports it would take steps.
COSTA RICA DESOLATED.
A Terrible Karthquake Destroy Millions
ot Dollar Worth of Property.
San Josk. De Costa Rica, Jan. 5. At 4:3ti
a. m. Dee. ".0 the severest earthquake exper
ienced since 1SS2 was felt throughout the
republic of Costa Rica. In San Jose both
tbe national capitol and the magnificent
cathedral, fronting the public square, wbib
required ten years of labor to erect, at an
expenditure of 1,000,000, are in ruins. Tbe
presidential palace, city hall, national post
office, and a dozen otber public buildiugs
were almost wrecked.
Advic s from surrounding cities report
tbe shock even more severe and bring ac
counts of loss of both lire and property. The
latest estimate of tbe damage throughout
tbe country exceeds $5,000,000. Tbe vol
cano so suddenly becoming active is the
Poas, located some twenty-eigbt miles north
west of this place at an altitude of 8,81-5
feet above the sea. It bad been sleeping for
years and only a couple of weeks since a
party of explorers, after a visit there, re
ported the crater entirely filled up. But
now it has broken out with all its fury, and
in another place half a mile distant from the
An average or three slight shocks have
been felt daily since tbe first. Business in
tbis city is suspended. Houses are deserted and
tbe entire populutiou are living and sleeping
under tents in the streets or public squares,
in expectancy of another shook even more
severe and destructive thau the first
Kvw Naturalisation Law.
Washington 4'ity, Jan. 10. The house
judiciary committee bas directed a sub-committee
to prepare a naturalization bill as a
substitute for all the bills on that subject
now before it The bill to be prepared will,
it is understood, incorporate many of the
features contained in tbe bills now pending,
do away with declaration of citizenship upon
entering tba United States, and allow for
eigners, after a residence of five years, to be
come citizens upon assurance by responsible
citizens of tbe good moral character of the
Sudden Death at Su Paul.
St. Paul, Minn., Jam 10. Dr. Ouernon,
collector of customs at St Paul, dropped
dead on the postofiiee steps "at about 9:r
o'clock Tuesday moruing as he was entering
the building. He bad been suffering from
heart disease for many years.
A Discouraged Typewriter Suicides.
Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 16 Charles A.
Price, of Jamestown, committed suicide yes
terday because of his discbarge from em
ployment of tbe Hammond Typewriting
company; his services no longer being
rtismacrk Kept Very Busy.
Bkrun, Jan. 16. Since bis return to
Berlin Prince Bismarck, who appears to be
nervous and excited, has been constantly oc
cupied. He has had three interviews with
A Swiss bas invented a musical box
which imitates the human voice and also
the trill of birds. .
Samoa Looming Up.
Considered Worthy of a Pres
BISMARCK NOT "TOTIHG FAIRLY ".
A Situation So "Delicate and Critical"
as to Invite t'nele Sam to Increase the
Naval Force There Bismitrck lias an
AuRry Dispute with a Keiclmtag Mem
ber on the Subject E.iglamt -tonkin;
for American Friendship.
Washington City, Jan. 16. The presi
dent yesterday sent to congress a message
accompanied with a mass of documents
giving the status of affairs now in Samoa,
and tbe progress of aff tirs there. The cor
respondence enclosed is that since Dc. 21,
ISStt. The president says:
"The information thus Mid before congress
is of much importance, since it bas relation
to tbe preservation of American interests
and the protection of American citizens
and their property in a distant locality, and
under unsuitable and unsatisfactory gov
ernment In the midst of the disturbances
which have arisen at Samoa, such powers
have been exercised as seem to be within
executive control under the constitution and
laws, which appear to accord with our na
tional policy an 1 condition, to restore tran
quility and secure the safety of our citizens
through negotiation and agreement with
Ureaf Britain and Germany, which, with
onr own government, constitute the treaty
powers interested in Himoan peace and
quiet. Tho attempt has been ma le to define
more clearly the part w bich those powers
shall assume in the government of that
couutry while at the same time its authority
has been insisted upon.
"These negotiations were at one time inter
rupted by such action on the part of the
German government as appeared to ba in
consistent with tbeir further continuance.
Germany, however, still insists, as from the
first, that she has no di-sire or intention to
overturn the native Samoau government or
to ignore our treaty righis, and she still in
vites our government to join her proposition
on this subject, but which seems to lead to
such a preponderance of German power in
Samoa as was never contemplated by us and
is inconsistent with every prior agreement
or every understanding; while her recent
conduct as between native warring factions
gives rise to the suspicion that she is not con-
teat with a neutral position.
"Ajting under the restraints which our
constitution and laws have placed upon the
executive power, I have insisted that the
autonomy and independence of Simon should
be scrupulously preserved according to the
treaty made with Samoa by the powers
named, and the other agreements and un
derstandings with each other. 1 bave pro
tested against every act appirently tending
in the opposite direction. Owing. to the exist
ence of internal disturbances, one or more
vessels of war have been kept in Samoa
waters to protect American citizms and
property. These things will abund.tutlv ap
pear from the corres(ioiideiice and papers
which have beeu submitted to the congress.
A recent collision between tbe forces from
a German man-of-war stationed in Simian
waters, and a body of natives, rendered the
situation so delicate and critii-ql that the
war ship Trenton, under the immediate com
mand of Admiral Kiinherly, was ordered to
join the Nipsic, already at Samoa, for the
better protection of tbe persons and prop
erly of our citizens and in furtherance of
elTorts to restore order and saNt y Tne at
tention of congress is especially called to Ihe
instructions given to Adm.ral lvimberly,
dated ou the 11th inst, and the letter of
the secretary of state to the German min
ister, dated the Vilii iust, which will ;? j
found among the papers herenith sub- j
"By means of the papers and documents
heretofore submitted, an 1 tbose accompany
ing this communication, the precise situation
of a flairs in Samoa is laid before congress,
and such executive af-lio.i as has been taken
is fully exhibited. The views of the execu
tive in respect lo the just policy to In pur
sued with regard to t ids group of islands,
which lie in the direct highway of the grow
ing and important commerce between Au
stralia and tho United States, hive fou id
expression in the correspondence and docu
ments which have thus been fully communi
cated to congress, and the subject in its
present state is submitted to the wiser discre
tion conferred by the constitution upon tue
legislative branch of tbe government"
Tbe correspondence alluded to by tho
president was not laid tn-fore the house or
Will Take Jarksoo to Kngland.
London, J.n. 10. Movie, the li.u-t.er of
tbe colored Australian puiiisr, Jaekson,
writes that be w ill shortly go lo E.iglaud
with Jai ks.ni. whom he is prepared to back
against Jem Smith here or elsewhere.
Explorer Staulev In Mate.
Siw York, Ju. 16. Special cables re
ceived from Loudon state that the govern
ment has received letters from Stanley, and
tbat there is no doubt of bis safety.
Fred Muutz, an employe in a machine
shop at Xii-s. Mich., had his arm torn from
his brdy Monday.
Chicaoo, Jan. 15.
Quotations on the board of trade to day were
as follows: Wheat No. s! February, opened 96-'V.
closed Seic; May, opened $!.0it, closed $1.00
: July, opeoed Sttc. closed tfiljc Corn No. i
February, opened closed S4se; March,
opeued Sit, closed 33e; May, opeued SOlc,
closed Sts-!4C. Oats No. - February, oeiied
sf-rtc, closed 247fce ; May, opened STV", closed
27lv5. Pork February, opened $12.11, closd
fia.77-4: March, opened Sli.95. closed lb?4;
May. opened fl3.iir. cl.weJ SlS.U'i. Lard Feb
ruary, opened $7,971$. closed 7 07'st
Prices at the Union stock yards: Hogs Mar
ket oined rather slow and weak, with prkvs
10c lower; later the market became very dull aud
packers held off for 15i Uc concessions in pnees;
several sal-w were made at Lie decline: burnt
grades. $4 9U,S 10; rough paonuK, $4.K5ja
1.9.".; mixed lots, $4.905 05; heavy pack lug and
shipping lots, $4 95(4515. Cattle Weak; bids
lower; poor to medium beeves, $:J.lWS.75; good
tocboic.$4 iS5(a4 75; cows, $1.5095; stookers
and feeders, $..0.V;.&. Sheep Firm; native
muttons, $3 4U;5.0u; coin fed westerns, $4.50(;
4.75; lambs $1.7S(&6.50.
, Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery, 27
ic per lb; fancy dairy, 131-c; packhnr stock,
l'xiilOc. Ehits Strictly fresh laid. lSJjl'Jc: ice
house stock, 14.15c. Dresseti poultry Chick
ens, 7;c per Iu; turkeys. li)jlHao; docks. 95;
10c; geese $a.5U(,7.0H per doi. Potatoes Choice
Burbanks,MH(,:J3c per bu: Beauty of He ron, 31&
S8c; Early Kme,.Silc: sweet potatoes, $I.75;a.0J
per bbl. Apples Choice Kreemligs, $1.551 85
per bbl. Craulierries $l M&bM per bbl.
New York, Jau. 15.
Wheat Quiet: No. 1 red slate 1.US; No i
do, ssifac: No . red winter January. 97c; No.
S lo W7c. Corn Dull; No. g mixed cash,
45c; do Jauuary, 44c; Uo February. 4-l&c; do
March, Jjlgc. Oats Steady; No. 1 white state,
39c; No. :e do, Slc; No. S mixed January,
8D?4c; do Fehruaay, Slc. Rye DuU. Barley
Nominal. Pork Dull; new mesa, $14.-5;14.50.
Lard Dull; January. $7.43 February, $7.45.
Live sock: Cattle No trading; dressed beef,
dull aud lower; native sides, 5i&??4C per lb;
Texas aud Colorado do. rV;l6gc. To day's
Liverpool cable quoted American refrigerator
beet steady at 9c per tr. Sheep and lambs
Slow but llriu and unchanged; ordinary to good
hbeep. $4.5.l.a 5.55 per 100 Bs; ordinary t cood
lambs. SB.50&7.75. Hogs Strawy; nomlually,
Hsy New 88 29
Hay Upland prairie, t4ffi68.
Hy Tlmoiny new $7&.U0.
Hay-WUd,6:0tJ6 . .
On the IStta day of January next, commencing at
the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon, t be nn
dersicned, assignee of William Ramskill. will offer
for sale at No. 103 Second avenue in this citv, to
the highest bidder for cash in hand, the entire
stock of clothes and Rents' furnishing goods
which were assigned to me by said Ramskill on
the lTtb lost, to pay debts. The goods to be sold
can be inspected by any party interested at tbe
S lace named any day, Sunday excepted, before
le sale between the hours of two aad four o'clock
Bock Island, HI., Dec 80th, 188.
wSOROK KOSTKB, Assignee.
bhopa Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
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C5lrSecond Hand Machinery bought, so'd and repaired.
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of the day or night.
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