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THE ROCK T8I7Am AKGTT8 THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1889.
THE DAILY AIIGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
WEDNESDAY, JaKCABT 18. tt-80.
Nothing was done at the meeting of
the new democratic state committee at
Springfield on Tuesday, besides forming a
temporary organization. The failure to
organize permanently was due to lack of
a quorum. There were several gentle
men present with proxies, but the major
ity deemed an adjournment advisable un
til a quorum of regular members could
be secured. The general sentiment was
In favor of the reelection of Chairman
Campbell, but there was a little rivalry
over the secretaryship; and several gen
tlemen voted to exclude proxies in defer
once to the wishes of the candidates, who
preferred to uke their chances with a
majority of the regular members present.
It 1 the Last or It klad.
There is a well-grounded belief that
the incoming state government will be
the last republican administration in U
ninois. This is not an assumption, but a
prediction founded upnn facts and an
expression of beliefs shared by observant
people of both political parties, though
republicans interested in the continuance
in power of their party will not concede
it until confronted with the palpable tes
timony which a few years will supply
them. Those who will dispute this claim
need only scan the Illinois election re
turns for the pant twelve years to have
their doubts dissipated. Each succeed
ing republican governor tins been elected
by a greatly reduced plurality below his
predecessor, and the majority of that
party grows smaller ever? time it goes to
The democratic party possesses the
tenacity of Time, and never having had
a mission, can go on forever without one.
But with the republican prty it is differ
ent. A principle whs the germ from
which it grew, and the freedom of the
colored race in this country was its mis
sion. The principle is obsolete, and the
mission long since accomplished, the or
ganization cannot many years survive it.
The tendency towbrd flual disintegration
of the republican party in several of the
former reliable republican stites, includ
ing Illinois, cannot be denied. A per
fectly disciplined organization in thin
state has operated to postpone the cat as
trophe, but the hold upon the people of
Illinois that the republicans once had is
a thing of the past.
The ray of hope whic h the sanguine
ones of the republican party imy And in
the late national election will prove a
cruel and Illusory ignis fatuus, for the re
suit was plainly brought about by an im
politic, illtimed and reckless experiment.
The next general election will reverse
the verdict with compound interest, un
less the present republican congress legis
lates enough states into the party to give
it an apparent majority, and even that
may not avail. In Illinois, however, the
doom of the republican party seems ine
vitable, and the incoming administration
will in all human probability be the last
republican government that this common
wealth will look upon. Bloomington
THE STATK COMMITTEE.
The FIret Sfretinic of the Xrw Com
ItteeA Quorum of Kegalar Mem
bere not FrexontProxien Haled
The first meeting of the new democrat
ic state central committee was held, pur
suant to call by the secretary, at the St.
Nicholas hotel Tuesday night, and
was called to order by Chairman Camp
bell, of the old committee. Tbe first
busioess being temporary organization,
on motion, J. W. Coppinger, of the
Eighteenth district, was made temporary
chairman, and S. Y. Thornton, of the
Tenth district, temporary secretary.
On motion the roll was called to ascer
tain how many members of the commits
tee were present, and tbe following an
swered to their names:
MEMBERS AT LARGE.
T W McNeely. S P Cummings, W B
4 S B Chase. 12. VV H ninrichsen,
8. J C Campbell, 13. J D Wr ght.
9, Daniel Taylor. 17. J H Baker,
10 8 Y Thornton, 18 J W Coppinger,
1 1. J W Potter, 29. T F Bouton,
Proxies were offered from the sixth,
fourteenth, sixteenth, nineteenth, and
possibly other districts.
Tbe secretary announced that onlv
thirteen regular members were present or
one less than a quorum.
The question of proxies coming up, 6
B. Chase moved that the offered proxies
be accepted in lieu of tbe absent princi
pals. W. B. Brinton made the point of order
that proxies were not competent to act
for their principals in perfecting a per
manent organization .
Mr, Chase made the point that the gen
lleman was out of order, that proxies had
been properly given and offered, and ac
cording to all precedents of the commit
tee should be accepted.
J. H. Baker held that Mr. Brinton bad
made a point of order that should be
considered and sustained by tbe chair.
The chair promptly decided that' Mr.
Brin ton's point of order was well taken
and sustained it. No appeal was taken.
It was then moved by Mr. Brinton that
tbe committee adjourn. This motion was
amended by Mr. J. D. Wright that the
adjonrnment be made to meet at the call
of the chair. Tbe motion as amended
was carried and the committee ad
journed. The discussions during and preceding
the meeting of the committee demon
strated that the opposition to tbe accept
ance of proxies in perfecting the per
manent organization was occasioned by
the contest for tbe secretaryship of the
committee. The avowed candidates were
J. H. Baker, of Sullivan; V. B. Brinton,
of Tuscola; and Charles CoechensteiD, of
Edwardsville. A number of tbe members
and some of the proxies were understood
to favor Mr. W. H. Hinrichsen. editor of
the Qaincy Herald, who was not an
avowed candidate. The uncertainty of
the preferences of others led some of tbe
proxies, and the certainty of the prefer
ences of others led Messrs. Brinton and
Baker to desire that their contest be de
cided by the regular members. Mr.
Bacuensteln was willing that the com
mittee as represented by principals and
proxies should organize permanently
There was no contest on chairman it
being conceded that Mr. Campbell should
secure the endorsement of a re-election.
Tbe meeting was an open one and was
attended by a large number of prominent
Mrs. Phil Mitchell, who gave such a
delightful reception to married ladies on
Tuesday afternooo, entertained the
younger people in equally as pleasant a
manner yesterday afternoon .
A number of the society people of Rock
Island were guests of the Elite and Trin
ity clubs of Davenport last evening.
A Swiss has Invented a musical ' box
which imitates the human voice and also
the trill of birds.
Papers Sent to Congress by
the State Secretary.
SOME MORE FACTS ABOUT SAMOA.
Seleet Specimens from tlm Senate Debate
Blair and Morgan Tackle Each O. her
An Embamumrnl" of Petitions for
Quiet Sunday The Tat Htaya on Salt
Proceeding Commenced Itetlre Uen.
Swaira Capital Notes.
Washington City, Jan. 17. During the
lebate on tbe duty on tin in tbe senate yes
terday Allison suitl that before the time
fixed for tbe new tariff to take effort (Jan. 1,
ItfW), there would
be ttufrk-ieiit plant
in this country to
oianufac'ure all tbe
tin plate used here.
If tbe duty suouid
tako effect at once,
the revenue would
be increased, and
for tbi reason it
was dexired to have
it take uffeet in 1.X.
Jones of Arkan
sas said that more
I hull tx 1 HI IKlll of -
IUO I fV.'UIIW lltf
rived f rem tin pinto
now nus ivn.ittrd JOHN T. UOKOAN.
as a di'nwliek on tbi exportation of tin
Morgan said that tliH argument wn un
answerable. There was no tin in the United
St n teg.
Teller mi I thore whs plenty of tin in the
Dead wood ren'on.
Morgan then rrocewled to deliver a writ
ten apriejh in oiH.wition to the senate substi
tute, in which he endeavored to show that
for every $10 gain to
tbe workmginan it
would give a profit
of $9 ) to the nianu-fai-;u
er. During a
Morgan and Haw
ley, the former said
that tun young ne-
.X. r.f 1 V,
Morocco. If tbe ne-
H. w. BLAIR. jroes could be ex
pelled from Alabama the price of lands would
go up ltK) per cent. In answer to a question
of Blair, he ni l that he favore 1 Senator Win-
(lom's plan to distribute the negroes through
out he northern ptate.
Blair said t iiat the people of his state would
tie br glad to welcome the black people of
Alabama as to welcome (he white ones.
Morgan said that Blair might Kiiare him
self bw Invective against the peop e of Ala
bama. Blair I will lie very glad to limit my
fteiic-ral reflections on the white people of
Alabama to the senator with whom I am
engaged in colloquy.
Morgan If any providential thing should
keep the senator and me apart, I would be
thankful. He adds nothing' to my happiness,
and I think that a mors intimate associrtion
with him would improve ma nei.bor in
temper nor iuforuiation, nor in any other
THE TROUBLE IN SAMOA.
Gorman AsgreimiveiieH Repnimible There
for Unyard'a Correspondence.
Washington City, Jan. 17. The Samoan
correspondence referred to in the president's
message sent to the senate Tuesday was
made public yesterday. Under date of
Nov. 14, Consul Blucklock tells of a letter
written by the German consul to Mataafa
ordering biru to rrnove his forces. As
these forces were on British and American
property the "Adams" and "Lizird," were
ordered to protect them. Tu.j German con
sul took no action.
Nov. 10 a meeting of tbe British, German
and American consuls was held, but it ended
in nothing. "The German consul," says the
record, "evidently only wants to gain time,
as be said that if hostilities could only bo
stopped for a week, it might be sufficient.
The German consul said lie must
continue to recognize Tamasese as king.
Hi9 idea evidently was to get a stop put to
tbe fighting in the benetit of Tutimsese, so
that be could return to Mulinun as king, ap
parently acknowledged by tbe three con
suls." "Commander Mullnn, of the "Xlpsic," writes
to the secretary under date of Dec. 3: 11c is
apparent to the thoughtful and unprejudiced
mind that tbe aspirations of these Hamoans
for a liberal and progressive government are
incompatible with tbe German indeas of
government in Samoa. After tbeir
numerous internal wars and revolutions, tbe
party of liberal opinions would be triumph
ant were they not interfered with by outside
Influences and tbe German men-of-war
abreast of their fortifications as a daily re
iterated menace and warning esiecially so
on tbe eve of a battle."
These statements are fully indorsed and
amplified by Commander Leary, of tbe "Ad
ams." On Jan. IU Count Arco, German minister
at Washington City, made known to Secre
tary Bayard instructions he hud received
from tbe Berlin government, in which the
statement is made tbat tbe German forces
landed in Samoa after notifying tbe British
and American authorities, tiecause some
German plantations were in danger. These
forces, the statement stays, were attacked by
Sumoans under Klein, an American citizen,
and fifty Germans killed , and wounded. - A
state of war with Samoa is, therefore, an
nounced by Germany, and as an American
is alleged to have been in command of tbe
attacking Samoan force, Count Arco is in
structed to make complaint to (he United
Htatis. At the same time it is announced that
treaty rights will be respected. Tbe German
government beg-, tbe United States to joiu
it in restoring peace.
Secretary Bayard replies that so far as
Klein is concerned be baa no knowledge nor
any reason to believe tbat be is an American
cilisen, but Is certain tbat be is in no way
connected officially with tbe United States
government nor acting under color of its
authority. Tbe only instructions, the sec
retary says, tbat have been giveu American
representatives in Samoa are to simply pro
tect American citizens and maintain strict
neutrality in Samoan affairs. He adds tbat
as the three powers Germany, England and
the United States bad coincided in the free
election in 1W, by the 8moan people, in
accordance witb tboir custom, of a king, It
would seem opportune to adopt Jthe same
plan now and thereby stop tbe warfare.
Tbe secretary also sends the German min
ister a copy of tbe instructions to Adaiiral
Kimberly.- These are in effect to protect
American citisens, "protest tbe against tbe
displacement of tbe native govern
ment of Samoa by Germany as
ia violation of pesiti ve agreement and
iiiidersl:iiidiiig between treaty powers, but
Inform tbe representatives of the German
and BrilUb governments of your readiness
to co-operate in causing all treaty rights to
lie respected and in restoring peace and
order on tbe basis of a recognition of Humoan
right to independence. Endeavor to pre
vent extreme measures against the Samoans,
and to bring about peaceful settlement."
FOR SUNDAY OBSERVANCE.
The N. C T. U. PniuU the Senate Cham
ber Red, as It Were.
WAHHtNaTOir CiTT, Jan. 17. Messages
were received by tlte senate yesterday from
the president relating to affairs in Hayti
and Samoa. Large rolls of red clotb adorned
half tbe desks. They contained putitious
sent by the N C. T. U. in favor of Sunday
observance and were signed by thousands of
citizens. Riddleberger presented them but
said bo was opposed to tbe petition con
tained in t-iem as bis constituents had to
send tbeir cattle to tbe Washington market
by Sunday trains in order to have them here
by Tuesdey. Chandler presented addi
tional petitions from South Carolina ask
ing tbat the riht ofsullrage be pro
tected. Conference reports on the bills for
j.ubiio buildings at Han FraiicicqMilwau;
VS'Y' & God forsfi
T1,1 V 1 outside of
cee, and Omal.a were agreed to. ' The site ol
the Mi'waukei' building is to cost not more
than $400,000. tbat of O.naba the same. An
appropriation of f 600, 000 is made to begin
work at Omi ha. Tue tariff bill was then
taken up and tbe free salt 'amendment re
jected. Tbe doty on cross-cutsaws was raised
about 35 per cmt, and then a long debate
took place on the dnty on tin, pending which
the senate adj. mrned.
Tbe house debated tbe territories admis
sion question without action all day. A
resolution was adopted asking tbe treasury
why a British vessel was employed to ex
cavate a ship c lanriel in New York harbor.
Columbus, O., was made a port of delivery.
GEN. SWAIM'S CASE.
The DUg-race'l Judre Advocate To Be
Kiainlned for Retirement.
WABHrxGTOV Citv, Jan. 17. The presi
dent has ordered Judge Advocate General
Swaim before it board of army officers for
examination with a view to bis retirement
on account of physical disability. Tbe board
consists of Gen. lfonet, president; Gens. Mac
Fouly and Holnbird, and Dra. Baxter and
Greenleaf, of tl e medical department. The
board will meet at tbe war department. Gen.
Swaim is now u idergoing a sentence imposed
by ourt-martiikl in 1884 of suspension from
duty for twelve years on half pay. His sen
tence will expira in July, lfttri. Gen. Swain
can only bo retl ed now on tbe ground of
physical disability, and if found physically
incapacitated fjr public service by tbe
board, will, no doubt, have tbe balance of
bis sentence ren itted, and reoaive a pardon
from ti e president.
The f'hliuco I'oslniaRterslilp.
WAsniNOTOM Citv, Jan. 17. It is stated
that the confirmation of tbe nomination of
Gen. Newberry to be postmaster at Chicago,
made by the semta Tuesday, was made at
the request of tbe senators from Illinois
with the understanding that G n. Newberry
will resign his olHce March 5. It is said Gen.
Newberry is making preparations to go out
on that date, anil that if Senator Cullom has
not a written re-ignatioa ha has at least an
assurance from Inm tbat be will go out di
rectly after the iiaugnrat ion of 6n. Har
rison. It had been expected that this nom
ination would be bung up in the committee
room, but it was acted upon by agreement
THE RAILWAY ASSOCIATION.
.Some Straight Talk to the Bianagers by
Charles Francis Adams.
New York, Jan. 17. Tbe proceedings of
the meeting v.' railway presidents and
bankers which alopted the recent plan for
the maintenance of railway rates have been
printed in pam
phlet form, giving
all the discussions
of tbe proposed as
sociation. The pith
of the scheme was
pi ven by Charles
Francis Adams in
presenting it. He
said: "It merely
s amounts to two
p ro posi t io ns
ii'tuuig more nnu
nothing else. The
CHas. Francis ADA. MS. is that the inter
staLe commerce law should be enforced. Tbe
second proposition is that when questions
arise between tha companies forming tbis
association tbey shall be decided by arbi
tration. It only remains to decide here to
day whether any gentleman representing a
railroad company is prepared to stand up
and say before tbe public, and to us that be
is opposed to obeying the law; and further,
that in matters ot controversy be prefers to
take the law into bis own bands ratber than
to submit to arbitration."
Jay Gould suggested tbat tbe agreement
ought to be for at least one year, that sixty
days was not long enough. Adams said:
"After we get tbis thing going Tor sixty
days I want to see the man tbat would dare
withdraw. He vould have to give thirty
days' notice; b would have to specify tbe
ground ou which be withdrew; and we are
perfectly willing,!? the agreement stands for
sixty days, to meet tbe issue if it is then pre
sented, but vre think we should not cross tbat
scream until we cc me to it."
Adams' motion tbat tbe general scope of
the plan is satisfactory to tbe gentlemen
present wasseconred by Mr. Jay Gould.
"MORAL SUPPORT" IS GOOD
But Not Sufficiently Comforting to Make
Tbesa Men Rash.
Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 17. The execu
tive board of tbe Iowa Jobbers' association
mat here yesterday and in secret meeting
adopted resolutions asking the railway com
missioners to disregard tbe injunction of
Judge Brewer and pledging them tbe moral
support of tbe jobber if they got into jail for
contempt of court. These resolutions were
presented to the commissioners yesterday af
ternoon in tbe pnsence of the governor, at
torney general, and others, but when asked
squarely by Comn iaaioner Dey if the attor
ney general ad vise-1 the commissioners to go
a hend and disregi rd the injunction, he re
plied that he co il 1 not so advise them.
There was a lively discussion in which the
governor took a hand, siding witb
tbe jobbers in favor of nullifying tbe law
as declared by tbe federal courts.
Tbe commissioners were firm and do not pro
pose to take any cl ances of going to jail, so
tbat tbe meeting practically accomplished
nothing, except it seems to have settled the
question of an ex Ira session, the attorney
general declaring t iat a statute would afford
no relief, as the onforcemnnt could be en
joined just as tbe commissioners' schedule
Olass AVI 1 1 Huve to Come Down.
Wahhinoton Cnr, Jan. 17. The window
glass manufacturers' associations liegan
tbeir semi-annual meeting yesterday morn
ing at tbe Riggs house. There were some
forty members prenent, mainly from Pitts
burg. The olijeot t f the meeting is to pre
sent their views on the tariff to tbe senate
finance committee After a two-hour's
secret session it was decided tbat the price of
glass would have to come down. Foreign
glass-blowers, the mm iters claimed, are
sending glass over cheaper and cheaper
every year and the American manufactur
ers will have to reduce their priaas.
The Bite of a H wlthy Dog Harmless,
Washington Cnr, Jan. 17. A Mr. Bag
ley, of Virginia, recently applied for a life
insurance and was refused on the ground
that be bad been bitten by a Spite dog Dec.
IS last. Mr. Bagley wrote to Dr. Pasteur
ou the sunject, and Wednesday received a
reply from the specialist in which the latter
declares that the bi e of a healthy dog ia
harmless, but that tbe animal should be
kept under surveill mce eight days after
ward iu order to be sure tbat it does not
show igu of rallies
New York J a welnr Fleeced.
Nkw Yokk, Jan. 17. The Star says:
Several New York .ewelry firms have been
fleeced of amounts aggregating 175,000 by a
mai.'laiming to rep -eseut A M. Egbert of
Cincinnati, to whom they sold goods on
credit. Tbe goods ere afterwards shipped
to Europe, but a lari;e portion of tbem have
been seized here en route.
Keduetlnn of salaries on' a Railway.
St. Louis, Jan. 1 . It h announced tbat
beginning Feb. 1 tbre will be tbe same re
duction in salaries o i the St. Louis, Arkan
sas & Texas railway as was recently made
on tbe Missouri Paciilc, viz: Ten per cent, in
all salaries of $ 100 per month' or more.
A AerauaulH Probably Lost
Antwerp, Jan. 17 Henri Wolff, the cele
brated Dutch aeroua it, ascended iu a balloon
yesterday .aeeorupani i by Lieut. Daulel. Tbe
balloon was driven at award, and it is feared
tbat its occupants am lost. .
Whlte-Csp A Mullant fined.
Exeter, N. H., Jan. 17. The thirteen
"White-Caps" arrested at North Salem for
assault upon John E. Welch, were fined $15
ana costs eacn yeater lay, upon payment of
which they were rele sed.
Colvmbcs, O., Jin. 17. Tbe National
Progressive Union of Minora adopted a con
stitution yesterday und elected temporary
officers. AU miners in good standing in Dis
trict assembly No. 12. and tbe National
Federation wUl not bt required to pay fee
in tbe new organisation till after March 1.
t'K" Indiana Senate Is Ready
for a Scrimmage.
J0HBST08 LETS HIS ANGES LOOSE,
And Gives Griffiths the Lie Direct and
(tail Ik the Lie by Implication 1 he
Bouse Quarrels Over the Kales Pro
ceedings In Other Legislatures Arkan
sas Republicans Tell What They Know
of Harrison's Policy Political Points,
Indmnapous, Jan. 17. In the state sen
ate yesterday, during the afternoon session,
wbile Senator Johnson, tbe Republican
leader, was vigorously opposing a resolution
providing for additional doork eperg and
recommending tbat doorkeepers should be
ex-federal soldiers, Senator Smith, from
Huntington, retorted: "You are tbe man
tbat struck an old soldier at tbe previous
Johnson declared the statement "unquali
fiedly without foundation." Senator Grif
fiths sitting near Johnson, said: "It is true,"
whereupon Johnson turned upon Griffiths
and gave bjm the lie direct.
Many senators rose in tbeir scats and the
soene was exciting. Governor Chase, how
ever, preserved order, and ruled tbe resolu
tion providing for additional doorkeepers,
out of order, as contrary to the statute pro
viding for only a certain number, which had
been appoiuted. The senate on appeal, over
ruled Chase and the resolution with the
soldier amendments offered by Johnson was
adopted by a strict party vote.
Senator Griffith apologized to the senate,
maintaining that his assertion was truthful,
tut ill-timed. Senato.- Johnson followed
witb a scathing speech, defying Griffith to
repeat bis language outside the senate cham
ber. He made no apology either to tbe
senate or to any member.
1 he talk in legislative circles, is solely of
the affair, and tbeie is serious talk of a re
solution being introduced to expel Johnson.
1 his, If carried out, will cost tbe Repub
licans their most aggressive senator.
There was a wraugle in the house over the
adoption of rules. Tbe Democratic ma
jority on tbe committee on rules, reported '
providing that after a previous question has
been seconded no member shall have the
right to explain his vote, and that after tbe
ayes and noes bave been ordered, no motion
or amendment shall be permitted. Tbe Re
publicans denounced the rules as unprece
dented in parliamentary history, declared
them "gag laws," ahd fought their adoption.
An amendment to allow members one min
ute each in which to explain their votes on
any measure was lost, and the new rules
were adopted by a strict party vote 61 to
At the afternoon session, among tbe bills
introduced was one changing tbe election
law to a system similar to tbat in operatiou
Illinois Legislative Notes.
Springfield, III., Jan. 17. A bill was in
troduced iu the senate yesterday requiring
the reduction ot railway passenger fare to '
cents per mile; another prohibits state offi
cials liking free passes; also one punishing a
conductor or other railway employe who
sball pass any person free, or a railway all
by Fuiier. Monahan introduced a bill re
pealing the Merritt conspiracy law. Tbe
resolutions providing for the printing of
Olosby's and Fifer's message and inaugural
address were adopted. After a long speech
by Shumway (tbe mover) tbe resolution to
investigate Gov. 0;lesby'8 household econ
omy was referred to tbe committee on ap
propriations. In tbe house tbe re
port of tbe committee on rules was
made special order for Friday. Bills
introduced: Allowing a vote on local option
on petition of one-fourth the voters in any
count t; requiring pharmacists who sell
liquors to give a bond of $1,000; prohibiting
a charge on sleeping cars of more than tl
per twenty-four hours use of a lower berth
and of ? cents for an upper berth; amend
ing tbe election laws so as to guard against
crookedness; providing for a state board of
arbitration ot labor disputes; licensing tbe
undertaking business and prohibiting other
than licensed dealers in coffins, etc., and re
quiring examination ot tbe craft.
Tbe Democratic caucus last nigut nom
inated ex-Governor Palmer for United
States senator and the ex-governor made a
abort Sech of thanks for tue honor.
The "Dives" Raise a .n motion.
Madison, Wis,, Jan. 17. Senator Win
dule yesterday denounced tbe resolution to
investigate the northern "pinery dives" as an
insult to the senate, and wanted it laid on
tbe table, but it was referred to the appro
priate committer instead. There was also
considerable objection in the bouse to loan
ing the chamber to Miss Kate Bushnell tbe
real author of the "dives" resolution
to lecture in. Horn made tbe
objection on the ground that she
bad in her lectures and writing issued a
vile Blander against the state. Ha thought
her address would be unfit for any ear to
hear. Mr. Horn scored Miss Bushnell in
strong terras, asserting that she had got np
tbe sensation in the interest of herself and a
certain paper in Chicago. Tbe use of the
chamtmr was granted to her by a vote of 53
to and she lectured at night, to a slim
audience, on "Dives of Northern Wisconsin."
Doing of the Michigan Solon.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 17. The legislature
at noon yesterday ia joint convention rati
fied the selection of James McMillan for
United States senator. Tbere were a num
ber of bills introduced in the senate, but
none of general interest. The house passed
tbe bill providing life imprisonment for
mine incendiaries aud it will be given im
mediate effect by the governor's signature.
A number of notices were given, one ot bills
to consolidate East Saginaw and Saginaw,
and one to prohibit registration and election
boards from meeting in saloons.
Delaware Electa a Senator.
Dover, Jan. 17. Botn houses continued
in joint session yesterday and proceeded to
ballot for United States senator. Tbe ballot
resulted Anthony Higgins, 10; James L.
Woloott, ; A. P. Robinson, 5. The presid
ing officer thereupon announced that
Antbon Higgins was elected.
The West Virginia Dead-Look.
Charleston, W. V., Jan. 17. Both the
bouse and senate held short sessions yester
day morning, and adjourned until to
day. In the senate four ballot were taken
for president, but the dead-lock is still un
broken. He Was Sent For.
New York, Jan. 17. "Mr. Harrison sent
for me or I should never have visited him at
Indianapolis," said-John F. Plunimer yester
"Are you at liberty to mention ths subject
of your conversation with Mr. Harrison f
"Ob, yes; wj talked about politics some
and New York stats a little. I told Mr.
Harrison that I thought Warner Miller was
a very good man for a cabinet offics." Mr.
Plummer declined to say more than that he
bad urged Miller's claims upon Mr. Harrison,
and gave him as much information as was
NO MASON AND DIXON'S LINE.
Arkansas Men Say Harrison Will Try to
St. Louis, Ma, Jan. 17. A Pine Bluff.
Ark., special gives ao interview with Judge
Williams, of the delegation from tbat state
who recently visited President-elect Harri
son, iu which tbat gentleman stated tbat tbe
object of tbe delegation's visit, aside from
urging tbe appointment of various southern
men for prominent positions, . was to
sound the president on his southern policy.
Referring to tbe latter Judge Williams said
"Gen. Harrison knows no division of this
government. He recognises both the north
and south as a brave and patriotic people.
His main thought is for the whole countrv.
I am convinced that be will so shape bis ad
ministration tbat hereafter we will bave no
Mason and Dixon's line, but will have a solid
government and no solid sections."
Regarding the cabinet the president-elect
said it will not be known who will compose It
until after tbeir names are sent to tbe senate
for confirmation. - - ; . -
i - : ; :
Corivict Testimony Before the
HIS STOEY IS BATHER SENSATIONAL
News from the Explorer Stanley A Letter
to Tlppoo Tib The Great Traveler All
Right Last August A Beautiful
" Scrap " In Whirh Salisbury's Son Takes
a Band and Two Black Eyes An Ao
com tnoda ting Major. ,
London, Jan. 17. The testimony given
before tbe Parnell commission yesterday was
sensational, but the witness was not such a
one as to make his statements of weight un
less they were very folly corroborated. His
name was Patrick Delauy, a convict in
Maryborough prison. He sai X he belonged
to the Fenians until September, 1882; that
tbe principal leaders were Egan, Breunan,
John Lavey, John Doran, and Dr. Macal lis
ter. About 1S79 a number of delegates,
including John O'Connor, John Devoy, and
Gen. Millen came from America. Witness
attended a meeting in Foresters' ball,
Dublin, at which John Devoy represented
the American council. Gen. Millen in
spected tbe military organization. It was
arranged that arms be provided
and tbe expenses paid. At another
meeting Messrs. Davitt, Parnell. Egan Big
gar, Dillon. Breunan and Harris attended.
Curley at this meeting attacked Davitt for
not adhering to tbe principles of the organi
sation. Tbe witness was told tbat the circles
were not opposed to the league, which would
organize tbe Fenians and supply tbem with
arms. At a meeting of the Invincible, held
after the Pcoauix park murders, a quantity
of gold and bank notes were laid on the
table. Afterwards more revolvers, daggers
and money came. Delauey swore that James
Carey had attempted to hire a house from
the windows; of which the Dublin castle
officials might he shot, but he was unable to
secure one in a locality suitable for his pur
pose. He also testified that Patrick Ean
bad promised to pay Carey's election ex
penses when the latter was a candidate for
office in tbe Dublin municipality.
Upon cross-examination Delaney admitted
that when be was 17 years ot aga he was
sentenced to prison for five years for high
way robbery. When he was accused of
participation in the Pi on nix park murders
be gave the authorities all tbe information in
his possession. The Fenians were never an
assassination society, except in the case of
informers. Tbe Iuvincibles, however, were
different. He knew that Ean, Brenuan,
and Byrne were Fenians, ilo never saw
tbem among the Invincibles, but knew tbey
were leaders of the organization.
Editor O'Brien's case was called up and
dismissed with a warning to tbe editor not to
do it again.
.STANLEY ALL RIGHT IN AUGUST.
A Letter From the Great Explorer to
Tlppoo Tib Reaches Brnssels.
Brussels, Jan. 17, A letter has been re
ceived here from Henry M. Stanley written
on Aug. 17 to Tippoo Tib. The letter is
dated from Boma
of Banalya Mure
tia. It was brought
by a messenger to
Stanley Falls and
sent from there to
the coast and ar
rived here Tuesday
night by poet. Tbis
letter is the only
one from Stanley
tbat has reached
tbe coast as yet Tbe
remainder of Stan
ley's letters which
were brought from
mm oj messengers EMIN FKT.
remain at Stanley Falls, and will not arrive
in Europe for two or three months. In the
letter Stanley says that be and hi) expedi
tion are in good health. He writes:
"I hope to see you face to face before many
days. I reached this place this morning with
ISO Wangwana and three soldiers and sixty
six natives belonging to Etnin Pasha's forces.
It is now eighty-two days since I left Emim
on Lake Nransa. I bave lost only three men
on all the way. Two were drowned and one
deserted. I found tbe white men who were
looking for Emin Pasba quite well. The
other white man, Casati, is - also safe and
well Emin has Ivory in abundance and
plenty of food of all kinds. I found bim a
very good and kind man. His soldiers and
followers blessed our black men for their
kindness in coming so far to show them the
way out of the province. Many of tbem
were quite ready and desirous of following
me out of tbe country, but I asked them to
remain quiet for a few months, and said that
I might return and bring other men to fetch
tbe goods left at Yambunga. Emin's men
prayed God tbat ha would give me strength
to finish the work that I had undertaken.
"Now, my friend, what are you going to
do in tbe matter! We have gone over the
road to Emin twice, and know it well. We
know where camping places are, aud just
where to find sleep and rest. If you will go
with me, it is well I will stay bere for ten
days and then will proceed slowly. We will
move hence to a tig island, two hours march
from here. It Is above this place, and bere
are plenty of shelter and food. Now, what
ever you may bave to say to me my ears
will be open to bear it, w ith as good a heart
as I bave always had. Therefore, if you
come, come quickly, for on tbe eleventh
morning from this I shall move on. All
my white men are well, but I left them all
behind, except my servant, who in witb me.
Hkxrt M. Stanley."
LORD SALISBURY'S SON.
Be Gets a Couple of Black Eyes A Major
Who Waived Ceremony.
London, Jan. 17. The resignation! of
Capt. Lord William Cecil, son of Lord Salis
bury, from the Grenadier guards, has caused
a great stir in military circles. No reason
for tbe resignation was given to tbe public,
but it is asserted that his withdrawal was
due to a fist fijht which his lordship re
cently bad witb a brother officer at the
KDigbtsbridge barracks. From the reports
in circulation it is gathered tbat Lord Cecil
got very much tbe worst of the encounter,
and besides receiving two blank eyes sus
tained other injuries at tbe bands of bis an
tagonist, which will necessitate bis retire
ment from public view for some time. It is
understood that some ot the radical mem
bers of tbe house of commons have resolved
to question tbe secretary of war concerning
the affair when parliament meets.
Right ou the heels of this story comes the
report Of another fight, between a major and
a private, at Portsmouth, in which the
private were badly beaten. Tbe major, it is
stated, overhead the private during parade,
express to one of his comrades his burning
desire to punch tbe officer's head After
parade the major sent for - tbe privata and
offered him an opportunity to gratify
his desire, but the subaltern's physi
cal strength a&d . pugilistic skil,
were uot iqual to tbe measure of bis
ambition, and he is now quartered in tua
Phelps Talks to Uis Fish monger. '
London, Jan. 17. United States Minister
Phelps, at the Fishmongers' co mpany's ban
quet last night, responding to a toast, saidr
"ibe only complaint 1 bring against tbis
country is that my experience bere makes it
more difficult to say bood-bye than to per
form any other duty which has devolved
upon me since I came here." In occlusion,
be said that in saying farewell be would
adopt tbe poet's sentiments and "say not
good night, but in some happier day bid ma
Wilt Try to Foment a General Ksvolutlon.
-Milan, Jan. 17. The Anarchists attend
ing ths peace congress recently held bere
decided to foment a general revolution In
Europe in the event of a war involving any
.i we continental powers.-
A watch lost by an Ohio farmer two
years ago was found in tbe throat of one
of bis cows which had choked to death
the other morning. She had fonnd it
in a straw stack.
Lewis J. Brown, a former noted League
base ball catcher, died Wednesday at Boston
Gladstone will shortly visit Romeand
hold personal interviews with both the pop
and King Humbert.
The governor of Florida has called a spec
ial legislative session for Feb. 5, to adopt
health board legislation.
It Is announced tbat United States Minis
ter Phelps will return to America on the
steamer Lahn on tbe Sist inst.
Wageuhurst, of Princeton, has signed with
tbe New York League Base Ball club to
play short-stop in place ot Ward.
Reports from Dakota state tbat a severe
blizzard is raging there. It was snowing in
Minnesota also, with a piercing wind.
Tbe Republican legislative caucus at
Salem, Ore.. Wednesday night decided to
re-elect J. N. Dolph to the United States
Frank Hall is arranging a six-days' walk
at Mechanic's pavilion, San Francisco, to
begin Feb. SSI, with Alliert. Viut, Noremac,
Herty, Hart, and other noted pedestrians in
A Paris newspaper says that a London
firm has offered the Carthusian monks of the
Chartreuse La Grande ;,0XI,0o0 f r the
secret and the monopoly of tbe manufacture
and sale of the famous Chartreuse cordials.
Professor A. C. Zsnos, D. D, a uativa
Greek, was Wednesday night installed Hos
mer professor of New Testament exegesis in
the Hartford (New Haven, Con.,) Theological
seminary, vice Kev. Dr. Riddle, who resigned
a year ago."
At the annual meeting of the American
Society of Civil Engineers at New York
Wednesday, M. J. Becker, of Pittsburg, was
elected president, and E. L. Corthell, of
Chicago, vice president, and a number of
prizes for essays were awarded.
Exports of principal articles of provisions
from the United Slates lluring December
past abrogated in value S9.M9,702, against
, 023. 354 in December 147; and for the
twelve months ended Dec. b, lh88, were
valued at $S7,WiI,137, against 137,98,610 in
In one of tbe letters sent by tbe Haytian
minister to tbis country to Secretary Bay
ard during tbe correspondence on the "Hay-
tien Republic" affair, -he minister fa id the
revolution in Hayti was a little revolt beaded
by Americans, and the headquarters were in
Monday Mrs. John Greer, of Sunshine,
Pa., wife of a lumberman, killed her babe
and then committed Kuicid, using a re
volver. She left a note stating tbat she
loved her bufdan.i dearly, and requesting t J
be buried in tbe same coffin with bar baoe. No
caused is assigned for tbe dved.
Fire broke out Wednesday night in th
Max Meyer building, corner E.eventh a d
Farnam streets, Omaha, occupied by Max
Meyer, musical instruments; Logan & Djt
rows, hate; and caa, and A. Seligman, novel
ties. The building together with its con
tents was entirely consumed, entailing a loss.
of f i.",000; insurance, ty.QCO.
A Marvelous Hydraulic Machine.
Sharov, Pa., Jan. 17. Probably the most
marvelouH hydraulic machinery in the world
has been placed iu operation in the Wheat
land rolling-mill. It is the invention of Mr.
Mattocks, of Pittsburg, and is designed for
rolling pipfviron. Huge slabs of iron
weighing hundreds of pounds ere pulled
from tbe furnace glowiifj; at white
beat and pined on a 1 ng iron lied which
moves forward, upward, downward, an I
siiewsys, j.u-hing the mass through rolls,
hack again, an 1 stopping only when it has
been reduced to proiior size in the shape of
pipe iron. The whole operation rt quires the
attendance of only one or two employes,
who control the machinery by a few simple
The Weather We May Ex peel.
Washington Citv, Jan. 17. The. following are
the weal her itivlicalions for tliiny-six hours from
8 p. m. yesterday: For Michigan anil Wis
consin -Generally clearin? wearher: much colder;
hiph winds. Iiecomiug northwesterly. For Indiana
Clearing weather; much coldi-r; hii;h south
westerly wiiiils, veering to northwesterly. For
Iowa autl Illinois Generally fair weaiucr; muuh
colder; hih northwesterly winds.
THOSE WAHALAK PATRIOTS
Continne Their Little Amusement The
Anthorilie Aroused at lat.
New Okleans, Jan. 17. Tbe Tunes-Democrat's
special from Ja-kson, Miss., savs
information has lieen received by Governor
Lowery that mob law continues to exist in
tbe southern prt of Noxultee and the north
ern part of Kemper county, and that negro
cabins are being destroyed by iucendiary
files. Tbe troubles grew out of the Wahalak
disturbances. Governor Lowery has in
structed the sheriffs of Kemper and Xoxubee
counties to call out a sutTu-ienc force to sup
preoa-aii. lawlessness, and to send to the state
officials a bill for any extra expense incurred.
The governor insists that the county officials
and local peace officers sball do their duty.
He is ready to give them all tbe support in
Tbe New Missis-ipian has received a tele
gram corroborating tbe information received
by the governor, aud stating tbat over forty
families bave been run out of tbe two coun
ties and their cabins burned.
Chicaoo, Jan. 16.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Whejt No. S February, opened ,
cloaed 96c; May, opened $1,011$. closed $1.00-lg;
July, opened SH'e, closed SI1". Corn No. U
February, opened 4Un;. closed ( S4?ijc; March,
opened S5tM. closed Xk;; May, opeued 3Gc
Closet iKd'c. Oats No. t February, opened
, clotted "7iic: May. opened sSTjfj, closed
STfts tc. Pork February, opeued .closed
tlii.SU March, oywued , closed $12.90; .May,
opened $13 17". cl wed $13.10. Lard February,
opened $7.10. Closed $7.ft.
Prices at the I'nion stock yards: Hugs Mar
ket opened fairly active, with liht grades a
shade higher: heavy lois steady; light grades,
$4 ).": rough pacMUg, 4.t54.90; mixed
Iota. H.Qii.YOi; heavy packing and shipping
lots, fl'Vijr, 15. Cattle Very weak; pricos
lower; beeves, poor to fair, 52.903 iO; medium,
$i 0O., I IW: good. $1 10 4 A; cows, $1.4043 n);
stackers aud feeders. $2 10(itS 2J. Sheep
Steady; good to choice, $'! .V),i4.9 ; poor to fair;
$3.00.4.73; ci.ro fed western. $4.4034.73
lambs. $4.60&G &).
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery. 87a
IKc per lb; faDcy dairy. 13 17c; packing Mock,
VMiiliic. Eggs Strictly fresh laid, 18 19c; ice
house stock. I4.15c. Dressed poultry Chick
eus.TScper Hi; turkeys, 10;3imc; ducks, 9
10c; geese $ti V)7 IJO per dox. Potatoes Choice
Bnrbanks.:ila.33c per bu; Beauty of He Ton, 31
S3c; Early Rose, 30c; aweot potatoes, $l.T50i
per libl AppleH Choica greetings, 9l.ttitfl.85
per bbl. Crauimrriea $ti ... per bbl.
New York, Jan. 16.
Wheat-Dull; No 1 red state $1.07; No. S
do. OUVi-; .'io. red winter February, 9?c;
1i March. 99c Corn- Steady; No. mixed cash,
iTi'fcc; do January, 44!u; do February,
Oats-ito-ady; No I white state, 40c; No. S do,
SiLc; No tl mixed January, Slgc; do Febru-aa-,
Rye Dull. Barley Nomlual. Pork
Dull; new iiihss, $l4.'414.fi0. Lard Quiet;
January, $7 4X February, $7.43.
Live Stock: Cattle Market dull and lower;
good cattle barely steady; steers, all natives,
$3.73&" 00 V 100 Its; buhs and dry cows, $2.10
8.30 Sheep and Lambs Firm at strong prices;
common to twxt sheep, $4.00(2G.0O y liO fts;
lambs, rather dull; ordiuarily to strictly prime,
$0.407.71 y 100 Iw Hogs Dull; nominally,
Hay New gg&sv
Hay Upland prairie, $f?S9.
Bay Tlmoinj new $7&t.O0.
Hay Wild,$50$o . .
Corn New, SVgJOe.
ooel Unti Ut : haid tfl.On-
Oord Wood-Oak, $4.; Hickory, $.
Straw-U00: haled 16.00.
On the 14th day of January next, commencing at
the hoar of two o'clock in the afternoon, tbe un
dersigned, avstgnee of William Kamsklll; will offer
for sale at No. Itt08 Second avenue in tbis citv, to
the highest bidder for cash in hand, the entire
noes or ctoines ana gents' rnrnlsulng goods
which were assigned to me by ssid Ram (kill on
the 17th lost., to pay debts. The goods to be sold
can be inspected by an nartv interested at tha
place named any day, Sunday excepted, before
uie saw unvmi uic moots oi iwo aaa lour o Close
Rock Island, IU., Dee. toth. 1888.
- USORQK FOSTER, Assignee,
Shops Confer Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, ni.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
."Second Hand Machinery bought, eo'd and repaired
nil w&Sfe iiE
The finest carriages and buggieB in
the city can be bad at any bonr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
So. 1916 Third Avenue.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER
for a fine large Portrait with frame, suitable for a Holiday Prcsr-M. msiir
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
Call and examine our work and judge for yourself. Secure a sittin early nd
evall yourself of thi oppoitunity.
HAKE LIE It, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
RUGS and MATS!
ASTONISHING LOW PRIC S.
L, W. PETERSEN, 212 West 2nd St., Davenport
Carpet and Wall Paper Stork.
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn wlea' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
tfrought. Cat ud Lead Pine, Pipe Fitting and Brmea Goods of every deacriptlo
Rubber Hose end Pecking of ell kinds, Oral Tile end Sewer Pipe.
Office aid Shop No. Z17 Eighteenth 8t., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
(Successor to Guthrie A Co'lins.)
Contractor and Builder,
. ROCS ISLAND. ILL.
Cypians and estimates f ornlshsd. A epesislty made of Hut work . AU orders attsnaed to
. promptly and tatUf actios guarntd.
Office and Shop No. 1818 Third Avenue-
- a P
Iron Fire Piace.
Something New and Valuable
The Aldine U rontnir ti d on scien
tific principles. Unlike ar y other r;rtr.
it has a return r!rft; this insuressinw
and perfect comhiiM inn. t r-nomy of fuel,
perfect vt-niilmii.n, d'strihiition" t.f h, ut
und equn'.izition of lt-mw miiirc fi.-m
floor to ceiling. Horns Imrd ,.r toft
coal, and has five times tVr i,e,!i,e rs
pacii v of any t-tlrr grate ut oV niirfcet
Call or estminr or sen. I ti c'ucylVm
fivin full information.
DAVIS & CAMP. AL'rnt,
Sterling Silver anil Plated Ware,
- Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second Avenue.
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