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THE ROCK ISLAND A T?HTT8 FBI DAY, JANUARY IV 1889
THE DAILY AllGrUS
!Ot-N W. POTTER.
Frioat, January 18 i 9.
W. W. Dudley, although afraid to show
bit face In Indiana, had tbe cheek to ap
pear before the senate committee on pen
Ions last week and make an agreement
in behalf of the Washington pension at
torneys, and against the proposed reduc
tlon of pension agents' fees.
Constant Reader This country is
called tne United states because it is
composed of a federation of 33 states and
9 territories. At a convention of the
states in 1747, a convention was framed.
which was railfled in 1789, by which in
strumeot the several states, having their
Independent republican governments.
conferred upon a federal congress, exec
utive, or president and judiciary, such
powers as were necessary to "form
more perfect union, establish justice, In
sure domestic tranquility, provide for tbe
common defence, and secure the blessings
or liberty." The territories are an iote
gral part of the United States, governed
by the federal congress, with governors
and judiciary appointed by the president
of tbe United States, having a local leg
islature and sending a delegate without a
yote to congress Ed J
TOE WOMAN IN THK WAY.
VI fejr Mm. HsrrlM ll "Utwa Oa"the
Washington. Jan. 15 A dispatch to
the flew lork lleruld says of the "snub
given to Mrs. Harrison by Mrs Blaine
eight years ago, and which Colonel Rock
well, formerly of Garfield's staff of
chums, thinks will keep Blaine out of the
cabinet, i he affair did not happen at
tbe ttlalne residence, but at the white
house, where both Mrs. Blaine and Mrs.
Harrison had beeo a-ked to assist Mrs.
Uarneld in receiving one Saturday
aiternoon. A lad? who is entirelv
familiar with tbe farts, and who knows
both Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Blaine in
"General Harrison took his seat in tbe
senate tbe day Oai field was inaugurated,
out ne was not so much of a stranger in
Washington as his wife, who had very
few acquaintances here either in private
or official life, and whs not familiar with
social customs, that are rather peculiar in
"This Saturday, when Mrs. Harrison
was invited to wsist Mrs. Garfield in
receiving, she went to the white house
and was shown by a servant to one of the
chambers where she could lay off her
"There was a lady in the room when
he reached it, and Mrs. Harrison at once
recognized her as Mrs. Blaine, whom she
bad several times seen, but to whom she
had never been introduced. According
to Mrs. Harrison's statement of the case,
when sbe entered, Mrs. Blame looked her
over wl;h great attention, but aid not
give her any sort of greeting, and replied
o uer gooa mornme witn only an indif
"'When the lady from Indiana had
laid aside her wraps, she approached the
lady from Maine with the intention of
asking some instructions from her. She
desired to know whether sbe was expect
ed to go at once to the parlors or wait in
the dressing room until summoned to join
the receiving party, and in tbe way of
breaking the ice she said:
"Are you Mrs. Blaine?
" 'Yes.' replied the lady, 'I am Mrs.
' I have seen you several times before,
but have never been presented. Iam
Mrs Harrison, of Indiana. Mv husband
is tbe successor of Judire McDonald in
tbe senate. You mav have met tiro.'
"'Very likely,' replied Mrs. Blaine in
her most scornful manner; ' there are a
good many new people coming in, but
one can not be expected to remember
them all,' and with this she marched out
of the dressing-room, downuirs, leav
ing Mrs. Harrison la a state of bewilder
ment as to what happened.
"The only reasonable explanation of
Mrs. Blaine's extraordinary conduct was
that sbe felt offended because Mrs. Gar
field had Invited anyone outside tbe cabi
net circle to receive with her. Mrs. Har
rison has never met Mrs. Blaine iince,
although they were in the same room
together several times during the Garfield
administration, nor has sbe ever forgiven
what sbe considers to have been an un
warranted insult to one who expected a
cordial welcome and friendly advice.
Mrs. Harrison's friends say that while sbe
is a polite wman and is not in the least
vindictive, sbe could never consent to re
ceive Mrs. Blaine as a guest, and there
fore It would be impossible for the latter's
husband to enter the cabinet.
Iland C'Iij- dab.
There was a large attendance at the
meeting of the Island City club last
night. President Looney presided and
Secretary Thos. Penders. was in his
place. On motion the election of officers
was deferred until next month. Presi
dent Looney was authorized to represent
the club at the tariff reform convention
to be held at Chicago next month. The
Island City's is in a flourishing condi
tion and the list of membership is con
laterentin to Hailroad Men.
Tonight at the First Baptist cbuich,
corner of Third avenue and Fifteenth
treet, Rev. F. L. Wilklns will speak on
being "On Time," to railroad men and
the young men of the city. A general
Invitation Is given to all. The music will
be conducted by the large chorus choir,
and Rev. H. C. Leland will sing gospel
solos. The best seats and a hearty wels
come awaits all young men and their,
Advertised List or letter Wo. 8.
List of letters uncalled for at the PoatoOlce at
Kock Island, Koca Island county, Illinois,
Jan. IB, mt
Breecber Frank MuKennan Mrs J P
belsal Jacob Morgan James
BrogaoMika Kanfro M L
lianneliter Otis Nix Carl
Crawford W M UK Island Herald
Cismtnts A W Kys E A
OartrarCJ i Homervtlle Mrs J V
Unsbman Oorga W byhuser Mike care of
wbyhuser Mr an 1005
' Patterson Carlo 28th street
GWetne number of the list when calllna for
advertised latum. A. BUKtilNU, P. M.
A t ut Kan.
Engine No. 12, on the C, R. I. & p.
road, F. D. Hodgdon driver, and Simon
McMahon, fireman, brought in a silk train
of seven cars yesterday, from Brooklyn,
a distance of 107 miles, in three hours
nd fifteen minutes. All the cars were
piovided with air brakes. The run from
Council Bluffs, 818 miles, was made in
A Hartford paper says that the worst
criminals in New England can trace their
genealogy back to the Puritan Fathers
without a break.
A Swiss baa invented a musical box
which imitates the human voice ami also
tie trill of birds.
Sweetness and Light,
A Senate Illumination of the
Proposed Sugar Bounty.
THE HOUSE TALKS OF TERRITORIES,
And Uof Som Kuiilnaaa That In or Little
KftVct Tha Spoahei'iiia Paralysed by
HpeolHl Order lieu. Swaim leaiilU a
a Vindication Fuiiine Up the Bar
Agulnnt Promlxeunu lm in "era tlon A
Itonian I on Venezuela Capital Kriafa,
Washington C'itv, Jan. i8. The pro
poaed sugar lounty omntl tha flood-gates of
oratory in the wnale yesterday and the
eloqtiencn Mowed uninterruptedly until a
few iiiinutuM Ixjfore adjournment. Vest
opened the 111 with
a spoefh ilirrteii
against bounties all
and aingular. Then
EuMtia asked Allison
if thn pioUVred
bounty was not an
lion of the pronnd
taknn by the finance
committite for the
large reduction of
the import duty,
that ground being
the known and
ascertained limit of
the stinr rapacity
of the United Seated.
Allison answered that the object of the
amendment wns a yielding, no to speak, to
"no uneven mat with proper en
"i.s.iiraiiiu5wcooniie produced nuo-
cwwrully in the United States from beet a nd
sorghum, and nenton to quote Mr. Spi-eckela
as authority for tiie statement that iKO
pounds of KujjNr Imd been produced from a
ton or iieets, grown on luuds that produced
from twenty to forty tons to the acre.
islieriiian advocated the amendment. It
wns not, lie nuid, a new question, but had
ien proposed and debated at different
time. He admitted that there was a strong
feeling in the country against a direct
bounty for the protection of anything. And
yet such bounties as to sslt and fish and
other matters bad been supported by the
iiiosi enaueni men In the history of the
country, l he United S ales could learn
from the experience of France, Germany,
Austria mid Belgium, as to the benefits of
encouraging the production of sugar from
oeecs. it- iieiiuvrfd that within ten years
sugar enough could be produced in this coun
try to mipply the domestic market He un
derstood that otie-aixtu of tbe entire weight
ot iieeta could im converted into sugar. He
spoke or the existing duly on sugar as being
iquivaieni to a; or t.i rvr i-ent.' larger than
on any other product ex ept rice), and said
that, notwithstanding that enormous pro
tection, the relative proportion of the
Liouisiana production to the consumption
was less than it was twenty years ago.
Eustis Maid he did not ask for any spewal or
undue protection for the sugar iudustry,
based on favoritism. The sujar cane grow
ers of I-oui-iana bad strong ground to stand
upon In regard to the sugur duty. From
the foundation of the government to the
present time the duty on imported sugar bad
been exceedingly high, in the interest of tbe
treasury. If the Republican majority in the
mate proposed to kick out tlij sugar inter
est of Louisiana from the national faousebol I,
like a bastard, and to let it come to tbe na
tional kitchen for crumbs of bread, then tbe
only thing be could say was that Republican
senators had abandoned the ground on wbicb
they bad boasted of standing, and that the
last presidential election had been carried on
false pretenses. He spoke of tbe sub
stitute as being based on the Chinese theory
of prohibition and commercial non-inter
course, and referred, jocularly, to the pro
posed protection of American actrs and
actresses, which be spoke of as a "protection
to the legs of American ballet dancers
against British competition."
Allison said that Louisiana had crown
strong and vigorous under the tariff "trust"
end had "stood in with it, and acted by It,
for sugar and sugar alono, but wben a
proposition was made that would reduce the
price of augur to the consumer I rent a
pound the senator from I.ouisiana answered
it by a denunciation of the whole system.
He Allison declared that it won Id lie better
for tbe p -nnie to pay for the whole sugar
crop of Louisiana ami dump it in tbe Oulf of
Mexico than to keep up the existing duty on
sugar. 1 be tax took H, 003, 000 out of tha
pockets of the people in order that the sugar
producers of Louisiana might receive 1 cent
a pound on tbe inflnite-dmally small propor
tion of sugar which they produced. Tne
pending proposition would save about
000,100 to the consumers of sugar in this
country after the proposed bounty was paid.
THE SPEAKER GAVE IT U..
He Tackles a House Order Tliat I Too
Much for Him.
Washington C'itt. Jan. II Debate on the
territory admission bill took up the whole of
the time of the house yesterday, and al
though several pro
adopted but little
real progress was
made. The early
part of tbe debate
was on the senate
bill ; it was amended
in several particu
lars and then, its
Springer moved to
strike out all after
the enactinz clause
and substitute tbe omnibus bill.
Burrows of Michigan immediately raised
the point of order that the amendment was
not germane to the subject Tbe speaker
sustained the point of order and ruled the
Springer then moved to strike out all after
tbe enacting clause and substitute the omni
bus bill with certain amendments. This was
alee ruled out, tbe speaker holding that the
only amendment which could be offered un
der the order of the house of some weeks ago
was the omnibus bill as introduced.
Springer then offered the omnibus bill.
Burrows then raised the same point of order
against it Tbe speaker said that after a
careful study of the order under which the
bonse was acting, be was unable to come to
a decision as to what it had really meant by
the order. He would, therefore, submit the
matter to the house for Its decision. Tbe
question was debated at length, Burrow
saying that be had voted for the order under
the impression that be could afterwards
make the point of order that be bad just
made, and Mills saying that if tbe point of
otder was good tbe cYder conferred no priv
ilege, and that it was evidently tbe intentlou
of the bouse in making the order to confer
Springer said that if be had thought the
Republicans would attempt to take advant
age of technicalities, be would have framed
the order more carefully.
After some further debate, in wbicb the
nisrita of tbe territorial bills were consid
er, Burrows gave it up and withdrew bis
poiut of order.
TIN GOES ON THE LIST,
Hut Not the Free List Transaetloaa la
the Two Houses.
Washington City, Jan. 18. Tin plate
and sugur were the subjects of a great por
tion of tbe talk in tbe senate yesterday, and
one result was the adoption of tbe amend
ment increasing tbe duty on tin plate.
Tbe sugar bounty amendment was then
taken up. Duriug the debate Allison said
tbe proposed amendment would give about
IXJ.UOO.OOO to tbe consumers of sugar in this
country. Tbe debate lasted all the remainder
of the session except the time taken for a
abort executive session, and adjournment
was reached without action at 5:40 p. m.
Tbe house received notice from Governor
Gray, of Indiana, of the resignation as a
member of congress of A. P. Hovey from
the First district of that State. Tbe terri
torial admission bill was then takan up and
after a long debate tbe "omnibus" bill was
substituted for that of tbe senate, and then
W R AI.I.ISON.
i.e isuiuuci ..c cau mis bill substituted for
the "omnibus" bill. McDonald of Minnesota
then offered as a substitute for tbe latter a
bill emliodying the principal features of the
"omnibus" bill, but providing for the im
mediate admissiou of 8outh Dakota, and
pending its reading tbe bouse adj:nrned.
The Tin-Plate Amendment.
Washington Cr.T, Jan. 18. The tin
plate amendment in the senate tariff bill
adopted yesterday, oie Dimocrat Brown
voting aye, proposes a duty on tin plates
taggers, iron or sue: wben valued at 3
cents a pound or less, thinner than number
10 and not thiaver ttan No. 20 wire, gaug.
of 1 cent per pou id; on thinner plates, 1.1,
I Sand 1.4 cents per ixu:id, and on corru
gated or crimped plates, 1.4 cents per pound.
All other iron or steel aheeta, plates and
hoops except tin plates when galvanized
or coated with aino, spelter or other metals.
are to pay three-fourths of a cent per pound
additional, and after Jan. 1, 1890, tin plate is
to pay three-fourths f a cent per pound ad
Swaira Dema ids Vindication.
Washington Citt, Jan. 18. Oov. Swaira
was before the board appointed to investigate
tbe question of bis re.irement He presented
a copy of the letter be wrote to President
Cleveland, in wbicb he asks tbe president to
personally inspect th record in bis case.
He says in the letter that be does not ask for
mercy or favor, hut justice; first, be wishes
vindication, and theii to go on the retired
list Upon being a iked if be considered
himself incapacitated for service, he said he
did not It w as decided to make a physical ex
an. Ination of bis condition, and it was ira
mediately begun. Tuo doctors reported evl
dence of kidney dise.ise, but asked furtuer
time and twenty-four hours were granted.
Ford' Aotl-ftiutiKi-atlon Rill.
Washington Citv, Jan. ia The bouse
committee on immigration, Ford chairman.
at its meetine yester
day decided to impose
a head tax upon im
migrants of ( V Gen.
Spinola will oppose
this in the house. It
also decided to ex
clude all aliens, ex
cept tourists, min
isters, etc., except
where they declare an
intention to become
citizens. The committee will hold another
meeting at wbicb the report and bill to ac
company it will be finally completed.
The Carpet Hen and Wool.
Washington Citt Jan. l The carpet
manufacturers were heard by the senate
finance committee yesterday. They told the
committee that they were opposed to any
advance in tbe rate on wool. They had not
seen the schedule laid before the committee
by the representative of the wool-growers1
con vontion last Satui day, and they did not
know how serious t teir objection to that
would be. I hey we e given a copy of the
schedule proposed by the wool-growers.
They were also give j a copy or the amend
ment to the wool schedule proposed by Mr.
Sherman in commits e and wili examine it
To Demand Indemnity from Venezuela.
Washington Citv, Jan 18. Among
tbe favorable reports agreed upon yesterday
by the bouse foreign affairs committee was
one on a resolution for the relief of the
Venezuelan Steam Transportation company.
by reason of the forcible seizure and deten
tion of the company'!) steamer bv the Ven
ezuelan government it 1871. The president
is directed to take such steps as ha may deem
necessary to collect ii demuity for the losses
The Appropriati on for the PostoHloa.
Washington Citt. Jan. In. The nb-
committee of the bouse committee on post-
onlces and post-roads have completed the
postoftiee appropriation bill. The aggregate
appropriation provided for is a little less
00. LW H) 000. There is loina increase kuuI l
tbe extension of the free delivery system and
the extension of tbe oigbt-bour law to car
The Panama Cnal Resolution.
Washington City, Jan. IS. The house
committee on foreign sffairshas referred the
tanama canal resol ition to a committee
composed of Messrs. McCrea-y, Coihran
and Hilt with insertions to report it back
to tbe full committee an Saturday, at wbich
time it will be considered.
Opposed to Sunday Train Service.
Washington Cm, Jun. 18. Faulkner
preaentel to the annate yesterday the
memorial of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers of Martinsliurg, Va., praying tbe
passage of a law prflh biting the running of
trains on Sunday.
Trenholm Gets New Situation.
Washington Citt. Jan. IS Comptroller
of tbe Currency Trenholm was Wednesday
unanimously elected president of the Amer
ican Surety company, of New York city.
nir. irennoim bis no', yet decided when be
will relinquish bis pre tent duties.
Wesjro Rlchts Sustained In Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. Jt Judge Gary, in tbe
appellate court yesterday, affirmed a judg
ment recovered by;M -a. Josephine CurVy, a
rloi'ed woman, against Josiah Bay las, pro
prietor of the People's Theater. Mr. Bayies
adopted the practice of a lioting to colored per
sons a partitioned cot lpartment in tbe bal
cony, and wben Mrs. Curry, with a party of
friends, visited tbe tl eater and purchased
tickets for the parque.te sbe was denied ad
mission to that section of the theater, and on
her refusal to sit anywhere else she was put
Candidates for Bovey'a Seat.
Evans vilxe, Iud., Jan. 18. The Demo
cratic committee chaii men of this congres
sional district met her yesterday and chose
Judge W. F. Parrett to run against Frank
Posey for the seat just resigned by Governor
Hovey. They were opponents at the No
vember election for t he Fifty-first congress
and Parrett was elected, but Posey will con
test Wise tnsln.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 18. A bill intro
duced in tbe senate yesterday to regulate
the railways may bs c baracterised as a state
supplement to the inter-state law. The long
and short haul clanae of tbe latter Is copied
verbatim, as well as many other features. It
provide for tbe creaton of a state railway
commission of two members, besides the
present commissioners, by tbe governor.
Tbe issuance of all panes exoept to railway
employes and membt rs of the commission
and the secretary is strictly forbidden. The
commission shall hare power, in case of
complaint of unjust or discriminating
rates, to fix new ra'ea which are prima
facie reasonable. Tie railway company
Interested must then either conform to these
rates or prove by legal process that tbey are
unreasonable. Other bills were introduced
forbidding railway companies under penalty
of from $50 to tf00 from employing lecomo
tive engineers who ute intoxicating liquors
habitually; compelling railway companies
to place a guard eitbei in front or in tbe rear
of frogs. In the assembly a bill was intro
duced to repeal tbe Inw permitting women
to vote at elections re ating to school matter.
Indianapolis, Jan lit There are over
201) bills on tbe calendar of eacb house now
and still tbey come. Every member has a
pocket full, and nearly every pocket con
tains a new election law. Several bills for
high license and local option were Intro
duced yesterday, and there was no fight in
the senate. A prohibition petition was pre
sented in the senate. Tbe bills presented by
members for mileage seem to indicate that
some constituencies are a long way
from Indianapolis One member
put in for 4ti miles. A bill
was introduced to red ice tbe passenger rate
on railways to 8 cents per mile. The house
got into a wild wrangle over a resolution
that toe doorkeeper U instructed to provide
"suits" for tbe pages, and after a long discus
sion it was found tl at "suits" should be
"seat." The senate is going to examine
witnesses in tbe Ray-Carpenter contest, and
the Republicans have decided to filibuster
against tbe Democratic political legislation
On or the Aercaanu Drowned.
Ahtwkbp, Jan. 18 Th aeronaut, Henri
Wolff, who, with Leuteaaut Daniel, as
cended in a balloon Wednesday and was
carrt-l oat to sea, ha bn rasoued. Daniel
Minnesota Republicans Select
a New Senator.
SABIN RETIRED BY THE CAUCUS.
Cryptogram Donnelly in the Race a little
Cen. Harrison Still listening-to Advice
J mice Woods and the Alleged Dudley
Letter The LegUlators Present Their
Little Hills, Some of Them for Mileage-
Review of Their Work.
Bt. Paul, Minn.. Jan. 18. The Repub
lican caucus to nominate a candidate for
United States senator met at 8:10 p. m..
being no one not
entitled to vote ad
mitted to tbe floor
except half a dosen
favored ones and
the newspaper and
United Press re
porters, the latter
having a special
wire in the capitol
Edwards called the
meeting to order
w. d WAftnBURNt. and Senator Daniels
was chosen chairman. Secretaries and
tellers were then selected and it was an
nounced that lil senators and representa
tives were present
Nominations for United States senator
having been called for, Senator Buckman, of
Sauk Rapids, nominated Dwight M. Sabin,
which was received with tumultous applause
from tha gallery. In seconding Sabin's
nomination. Senator E 1 wards, in referring
to tiie numerous attacks of the daily news
papers upou the nominee, said: "I would
not bend a knee to drive down a great man
like Senator Sahin in order that some pup
might rise over bis grave."
Several other senators and representatives
seconded SibinV nomination.
Representative Morgan, in a brief and
brilliant speech nominated W. D. Wash-
burne, and it ws
seconded by hulf a
At 0:10 p. m. Rep
of Otter Tail
in a fifteen-minute s
speech, which was
seconded by Rpre
oi Dakota county,
and Sevatson, of
Jackson, after wbich the caucus proceeded
to take an informal ballot It resulted: W.
D. Wa-shburne, 5i; D. M. Sabin, 43;lnatius
Donnelly, 15; Knowt Nelson, 7; E. M. Start,
2; H. B. Strait, 1: Gordon E Cole, 1. Num
ber of members voting, 131; necessary to a
The caucus proceeded at once to take the
first formal ballot, and the figures were:
Wa-diburne, 5'; Sttbin, 4ft; Donnelly, 10;
Nelson, 8; Start, 2; Cole, 2
W hen Washburne's vote was announced
senators and representatives joined the gal
lery in tbe wildest kind of cheering, which
lasted full y a minute.
The second formal bil.ot raised the hopes
of tbe Sabin men, and footed up; Wash-
burne, 56; Sabin, 55; Donnelly, 5; Nelson, 2;
Start, 8; Coie, 1; whole number voting, 123;
necessary to a choice, 62. The result of tbe
count was a surprise, and tbe Sabin men
yelled themselves hoarse as the figures were
announced. Buc the third ballot "cooked
the goose' and nominated Washburn by tbe
following vote: Wash burne. 6: Sabin. 54:
Donnelly, 4; Start, 2; whole number, 122:
nt-cessary to a choice, 6.'.
The announcement or the final ballot was
received with the wildest cheers and yells.
and It was three or four minutes before or
der could be restored. Senator Buckman
moved that the nomination be made unani
mous, and P. B. Lane, who had voted for
Sabin throughout, seconded the motion,
wbich was carried.
A committee was sent to inform Mr.
Washburn, who was in the governor's rooms.
of his nomination, and es -ort bim to the
chamber, where be was greeted with enthu
siastic cheers. He thanked the caucus for
the honor it had done him and said: "If
your action ia ratified by your convention
you can count upon me as a true and loyal
Republican. I want to say that I am pleased
Jy the way tbe affair of this caucus have
been conducted. I have not words to express
my thanks for the action you have taken to
night" Senator Sabin was escorted to the chair
"I am much in tbe tired condition of Gon.
Washburn, only more so. I am worn out
played out, and counted out" He thanked
bis friends for the interest manifested in his
behalf. After three cheers were given for
Sabin, Donnelly wa called for, but that gentle
man failed to respond, and tbe caucus ad
journed. JUDGE WOODS GROWS RESTLESS.
Explanation of His Rreent Decision In the
Indiana Bribery Cases.
Indianapolis. Jan. 18 Judire Woods hu
become restless under the adverse criticism
of his reversal of decision in the bribery in
vestigation. It is said by his intimate and
nolitical frienda that nnnn afte tha fl, in
structions were given Judge Woods began to
aouut tbe justice or bis construction of the
law and consulted Claypool. The latter held
that tbe instructions at first given were good
law. and oods addressed a letter to Jnsti.
Harlan, of tbe supreme court, asking for bis
Interpretation of the section. Justice Harlan
replied and coincided with ClaypooL and
then J udge Woods wrote again and sug
gested the doubt which he had felt
after first instructing the Jury. Justice
Harlan gave the section a closer scrutiny
this time and wrote a long letter to Judge
Woods, which waa practically the second
instruction delivered to tha Inn Ti,i.
statement ia made by a personal friend of
tbe judge, who lielteves that he acted solely
from a conscientious regard to duty. Judge
Woods will not say anything for publication,
but he has stated these things to bis friends,
and thev irive them aii hnll.r,i th.t frA
wants tbe facta known. '
GEN. HARRISON'S VISITORS.
One from Georgia and One from Mew York
Republicanism in Texas.
Indianapolis. Jan. 18. R. D. Locke.
member of the state Republican committee
of Georgia and delegate-at-large to the Chi
cago convention, arrived yesterday, and, in
company with ex-Congressman Buck, who ia
to arrive, will call upon Gen. Harrison.
Mr. Locke say that if only men of character
are appointed to office in tbe south tbe peo
ple there will care little for tbe higher
honors that tbe administration has to be
stow. John W. Dwight of New York, said to be
a pronounoed Piatt man, was also here ya-
teraay and had a conference with Gen. Har
rison. Ha was very reserved in bis conver
sation, but admitted that be bad talked over
tbe Now York situation with the president
Gen. Harrison received yesterday by mail
a printed copy of tbe "plan of organisation"
and by-laws of tbe Republican organisations
of Texas, which provides that tbe two shall
be separate and distinct so far as organisa
tion is concerned, one to be known a tbe
"Republican Association of Texas," and the
other a the "Colored Republican Asso
ciation of Texas;" the first having a
membership of whites only, and tbe
second of colored persons only. It is tbe
purpose or tbe associations to "recognise tbe
principle of separate organisation in politics
as well as has been done in churches, socie
ties and other relation of tbe races, regard
lees of tbe clamor of demagogues and politi
cal enemies who may aeek to make capital
out or such action."
Tbe pnrpoa in sending the document to
Gen. Harrison is supposed to be to inform
him of the treatment accorded tha negroes
by tbe Kepublicans of tbe south.
It is tbe offender pursued bj a detective
who li the man really afraid of bit ih
Bad as a Cyclone.
The Visit of a of Chicago Usu
DESOLATING THE HOME OF A DEBTOB
Experlitnce ot an Unfortunate Citisen Who
Borrowed Money on a Chattel Mortgage
at 114 Per Cent. Every Article
ol Furniture Taken, Inclodingthe Stove,
and-Bed knd a Sick Baby in the House
A Heartrending Story.
Chicago, Jan. ID. Max Melcger, a ma
chinist living at 336 Cly bourn avenue, bad a
happy home until sickness aud death iu bis
family Ttutpetled him to seek tbe aid of a
class of money-lenders who are known and
dreaded as chattel-mortgage sharks by every
one who ever fell into tbe claws of these
harpies. Metsger's story is the old and sad
one, save that in bis case the greed of the
shark led bim to commit an unlawful act,
for wbich the authorities will endeavor to
make him suffer. It is questionable, however,
whether any punishment inflicted on the
merciless usurer will compensate tbe victim
for tbe heart-rending experience.
Metayer has among bis neighbors the rep
utation of being a thrifty mecbanio. To
gether with bis family, consisting of bis wife
and three children, ranging in age from 4 to
8 years, he occupied quite a comfortable
home in four well-furnished rooms at the
place indicated. His household belongings
were worth fullr 200 and be had savings
amounting to $70 up to last August. Owing
to the manipulations of a chattel
mortgage man, Mettjer has at
present no other home for his
little ones than barren walls and floors.
Last August Mrs. Metz;er became sick and
ber husband was compelled to quit work in
order to take care of her. His little savings,
not re-enforced by earnings, were soon ex
hausted in the expenses for doctor and drug
store bills, and when Mrs. Meteger died,
Sept. 15, tbe bereaved husband was without
money to provide a decent burial for her. It
was then that be fell into the bands of tbe
chattel mortgage man.
To secure a loan of tS'J Meteger had to
give bis note for $47, at S per cent interest,
payable in six monthly installments, and
besides this, pledge every piece of his house
bold furniture. Tbe premium and the in
stallment plan are resorted to in order to
evade tbe law which punishes uuuy.
In Metiger's case the interest on the orig
inal loan practically amounted to 114
per cent. Last December the mortgagee
died, and Metzger's note as well as the mort
gage on his personal property passed into tbe
bands of other harpies still unknown to him.
His misfortunes continued. A few days ago
his children were taken sick with the measles.
Tbe two eldest recovered completely, but
tbe youngest hovered about the verge of
death for quite a time, and is still very low.
Xast Wednesday tbe unfortunate father
was for tbe first time able to go out and look
for work. He left tbe sick child in charge
of tbe other two and provided a loaf of
bread and some milk as nourishment. The
little ones huddled around tbe stove because
warmth was necessary for the patient.
Scarcely bad tbe father left home when an
express wagon drove up. Three men jumped
from tbe vehicle and tried to enter tbe
house. Finding the door locked, they broke
in through a window. Every vestige of
furniture, tbe hot cook stove included, was
carried out, and, after the fire bad been
dumped out, loaded into the vehicle and
carted off. Even the bed of tbe sick child
was taken by tbe men. who left tbe patient
without covering and threw the milk upon
tbe floor in order to carry off tbe pitcher.
Wben tbe father returned late at night
feeling happier than for weeks, because be
bad secured work he was driven frantic by
tbe scene which met bim. His children were
huddied togetbsr in some straw, shivering
with cold and trembling with fear. The two
elder ones bad sheltered the sick baby as
much a they could with the warmth ot their
bodies. Metzger roused some of the neigh-
oors wno, though poor themselves, kindly
took care of the children. The father dis
appeared. Yesterday forenoon he appeared In Justice
Kersten's court and told bis story. The
kind-hearted magistrate relieved tbe pressing
wants ot tne unfortunate man, and then
turned bim over to Lawyer A. N'. Kaufman,
bo promised to let tbe despoilers of a poor
man's borne during bis absence make ac
quaintance with the statute far bouse break
ers. There wili also be a civil suit for tres
pass against tbe offenders.
WHO SHALL BELL THE CATT
German Comment on the Sam nan Im
broglio 1 he Talk in England.
London, Jan. IS The expressions of
American opinion in relation to Samoan
affairs, which have Loen widely copied in
Germany, appear to have excited among tbe
leading Journals and prominent classes a
mingled feeling of indignation and con
tempt Certainly, tbe gazettes of tbe larger
cities are aware of the population and
wealth of the united States, but tbey regard
tbe country as insignificant in a military
sense, aud as only intent on trade and the
development of tbe unsettled portions of its
large territories. Tbe idea that such
a distant and unwa'rlike nation
abould rare to interfere with the new
colonial policy seems to Germans to be au
dacious in tbe highest degree. Naval officers
who wish to win laurels equal to those which
their miltary brothers have gained on land
are hopeful of a difficulty with the United
States, and it is ven regarded at headquar
ters as rather a desiraM event, in order to
give experience to chtjws and suggest fu
ture improvements intue vessels. Tbe Ger
mans have some good ships, well-armed', and
tbe men present a sufficiently smart appear
ance, but the latter bave not given any proof
of seamanship to tbe world as yet.
The recalling ot Greenbanm, the Amer
lean consul at Apia, greatly discouraged the
American traders at Bamoa, and German
arrogance there baa increased enormously
since that event. It was, of course, inter
preted as a proof of American weakness on
the seas, and has placed tbe group of island
virtually under German control England
had tbe excuse for ber withdrawal that she
ha no desire for new acquisitions iu tbe
Pacific, but they would be of much more
importance to America, as lying in the track
of tbe ever-increasing commerce between tbe
Pacific coast aud Australia, and it would se
cretly please most Englishmen if the United
States should give German aggressiveness a
check in that section. It is a common re
mark that Germany's success on tbe conti
nent has turned tbe heads of ber rulers, and
that her aspirations for domination in every
quarter of tbe globe should be combated
either by some power sufficiently strong to
give them a signal rebuke, or a combination
of two or more powers, though tbe question
a to who shall be tbe cat is a very delicate
The indiotment against Engineer Cook for
causing tbe Mud Run disaster last year, baa
Lansing, Mich., Jan. Id In the senate
Holbrook introduced bis trust bill and Ran
ney a bill for tbe protection or tbe lives of
passenger on railroad trains and permitting
the use of stoves on cars under certain con
ditions. In the house Mirtaugh gave notice
of a bill for the creation of a state board of
mediation and arbitration on strike. Col
has prepared a bill to prevent tbe sale of
liquor within five milei ot tbe state univers
ity at Ann Arbor. A Joint resolution was
introduced proposing an amend ment to tbe
constitution increasing the salary of the
governor to $4,000 per year.
Summer Weather In Montreal.
Month eal, Quebec, Jan. i& Owing to
the continued mild weather tbe ice and snow
have almost completely disappeared. Th
river is comparatively free from ioa. This
condition of affairs is having a very depress
ing effect on the carnival committee. Yes
terday the thermometer indicated 50. A
year ago it registered SO befow aero. The
ice palace, which is in course of erection, met
withe, serious. set-back yesterday. About
1:30 in tbe afternoon bju7 of the western
SOUTH CAKOLINA DASTARDS.
A Cowardly Oatrage, the Perpetrators
Known, Bat No Oue Arrested.
Charleston, S. C, Jan. 18. Some time
ago Butler Banks, of Newberry county, wae
wounded by a shot fired by some one at tbe
time unknown. From information re
ceived later tbe wounded man was led to be
lieve that be had been shot by James C
Banks, (not a relative although of the same
name). On the 5th of January Butler
Banks met James C and opened fire on
bim with a shotgun and inflicted wounds
from tbe effects of which be - is still in a
dangerous condition. After tbe shooting
Butler Banks fled and has not since been
beard from. Last Saturday night a party
of men went to the bouse of Butler Banks,
where were bis wife and six children, and
set fire to the house, barn and corn crib,
which were all burned to the ground, leaving
the mother and ber children without shelter
or food. No arrests bave been made,
although tbe names of the incendiaries are
said to be known.
FIREMAN AND ENGINEER OIAD.
Hleh Wind Blows a Freight Car ia Front
of a Stock Train.
Racinb, Wis., Jan. 13 The high wind
Wednesday nibt was the direct cause of a
fatal wreck on the Chicago, Milwaukeee &
St. Paul railroad at Sylvania. A freight car
standing on a side track waa blown off by
the gale. An extra stock train, composed of
ten cars, bound east, came dashing along at
a high rate of speed and crashed into tbe
overturned car. Tiie "extra" locomotive
and all tbe cars were wrecked.
William Brobaker, tbe fireman, of Free
poit. 111., aged 28 end married, wa in
stantly killed. J. A. Flack, engineer, of
Eikhorn, was horribly scalded and died at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon. He was 40
years old and leaves a wife. George Otto,
tbe head brakeman, was badly hurt, but will
recover. About twenty cattle and forty
hogs were killed. The loss is estimated at
A bill making "tiusU" illegil has been in
troduced in the New York legislature.
Vice President-elect Levi P. Morton, ac
companied by Mrs. Morton, reached Wash
ington City late Thursday afternoon and
were driven at once to the Hotel Nor
Emperor William bas dismissed nail tbe
French cooks and servants connected with
tbe royal palace and filled their places with
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized tbe Tbomaston Natioual batik, at
lbomaston. Conn., to begin business with a
capital of $50,000; also tbe First National
bank of Anaconda, M T.; capital, $100,000.
The president ot the United States has been
chosen by tbe disputing countries to arbi
trate a difference between Nicaragua and
Costa Rica aa to the proposed Nicaraguan
William Saunders, a Radical, was elected
to tbe new municipal council of London,
Thursday, for tbe Walworth district, re
ceiving nearly the largest proportional
majority of any candidate.
The slave-trading Arabs in the Zanihar
region in fc..ist Africa have attacked a mis
sionary st t ion, k tiling eight missionaries.
In a previous attack upon a similar station
the killed some of tbe missionaries and sold
others into slavery.
A couple of men from Denver arrived at
Kansas City Thursday, and reported that
there were 70i cases of small-pox at tbe
Henry It vinsr, the English actor, is suffer
ing from a cold which affects his throat
Sir Morell MacKenzie advises him to re
fro in from using his voice un:il he is better.
lima Di Murska, tbe once famous vocal. st,
is dead. The close of ber life was marked
by illness, poverty, and distress in Vienna,
and her daughter has committed suicide
Ten thousand dollars dama:es were
awarded to R. E. D.ilzell by a Kings county
(N. Y.) court Thursday against the Long
Inland Railway company for injuries re
ceived in a collision on that road which will
make the pi .intiff a paralytic.
The house committee on foreign affairs has
agreed Unfavorable report on the bill to allow
Capt. O. S. Anderson, Sixth cavalry, to re
ceive from the French government the deco
ration of the Legion of Honor. Judge Chip
man will make a minority report on this
Heath of a Very Aged Lady.
Wakefield, Mass., Jan. 18. Mrs. Clar
issa Co: died Thursday morning, aged 1C1
years, 3 months and 11 days. She was born
in Wakefield Oct 6, 17S7, ber maiden name
being Wersen. She was married to Benja
min Cox, who died sixteen years ago at tbe
age of 90. She had eleven children, seven of
whom are now living. She had uever been
ill since she was 1? years old.
The Weather We May Kspect.
WAsniNC.Tos Citv. Jan. 18 The following are
the weather indications for thlrty4x houra from
8 p. m. s-ester.lay: For Imliaoa, Illinois and
Michigan -"nerally fair weather; much coltler;
westerly w inds, brisk to high along the lakes, di
minishing in force. For Iowa and Wisconsin
Fair, colder wcaiher; northwesterly wind.
Help for the ratiama Company.
rARis. Jan. IK Ibe bankruptcy bill
passed the senate yesterday. Tee measure
nas especial interest at tbe present time be
cause it enables the Panama Canal company
to convert tbe oid organization into a' new
Chicago, Jan. 17.
Quotations on the board of traie to-day were
aa follows: Vliet No. January, opened 5Wi,
closed 9T.4c: May, opened and doeed $1.00-;
July, opnned VlSc, closed Corn No.
January, opened 3S3c, closed 84c; Febru
ary opened 34c, closed JWSjc: May, opened
360, clOMrt l 37c. Oats No. it January, opened
SM-'ljc closed 34V&c; February, opened U?4c,
closed Srle; May. opened sTl-, cloned 3r.,c.
Turk January, opened aud closed flttttttt
February, opened t S.PU, closed $12 8. 't; May,
0miiel$Hi, closed f 11 17H Ijird January,
opened $6.974. closed $7 U.
I'ricea at the Union stuck yards: Higs Mar
ket opened fairly active, and prices 5c higher;
light grades, S4 lk&S.1S; rough packing $4-S5
4J4 90; mixed lots. (4 .9U&5.05; heavy packing
and shlppiug lots. t4 3(i5.10 Cattle Weak ;
bids still lower; beeves, poor to fair, $J 903.3.40;
medium to good. $3 604 83; choice, $4.4044 60;
cows, S1.50&1 10; Mockers and feeders, $2 30
3 25 Kheep Steady; muttons, $i.iu4.75;
corn fed westerns, $4. 4SQ4.75; lambs, $4.73 a
Produce: nutter Fancy Elgin creamery,
ic per lb; fancy dairy, lS&17c; packing stock,
15(il6e. Eggs Strictly fresh laiJ, Ida 1-': toe
house stock, 14(ftlV. Dressed poultry Chick
ens, 73,9o per ll: turkeys. lO.&llio; ducks,' 9
10c: Hhh. $U .)$7.U0 per do Potatoes Choice
BiirbaDkH,SI3tic mr hu; Beauty of He ron, S1&
IWc; Early Hose, 30u; sweet. Ktatoes, $1. '5(2,21X1
per bl4 Apples -Choice greenings. $1.55&1 86
per nM Cratiherriea $6.01)6.50 per hot.
. New York.
Nsrw Yori, Jan. 17.
Wheat Quiet; No 1 red state $1.07; No. t
do, 9Ke M) t red winter February, BTfic;
do March. IW-o. Corn Dull; No. mixed cash,
4Si4c; do January, 44f4'c; do February, 4tjc
Oats-Hteady; No. 1 white state, SlSjc; No. do,
mtc; No. 2 mixed January, 32c. Kye Dull.
Barley Nomiual. Pork Dull; new mem, $14.23
14 .50 Lard Quiet; January, $7.50; February,
Livestock: Cattle -No trading; dressed beef,
dull aud depressed: poor to good native sides,
6!4a7l$.; per prime selected. 7?4aa Sheep
and lanilw - lull trade and M-V t lower; sheep,
; lambs, 6H7-. Hogs-Steady;
nominal range, $a.2&i&&ra.
Hay T'pland prairie, $74t8.
Hjj Tfmouiy new $7&S.U0.
Hay-Wild, $6:00346 , .
Oosl Hofi lie : haid M.00-
ctordWoon-Oak.4 S: Hickory, $3.
Straw-$600: baled $6.00.
On tha 1 1th .taw Jnn.p..ri i I
the hoar of two o'clock In the afternoon, tbe un
dersigned, assignee of William Ramskill. will offer
for sale at No. 108 Second evenae in this citv to
the highest bidder for cash la hand, th stir
stock of clothes and vents' furnishing good
which were assigned torn by said Ramskill oa
th 17th lost., to py debt. The goods to be sold
can be Inspected by any party Interested at the
Slaee named any day, Sunday excepted, before
i sale between th hoars of two sad four o'oleek
I. M. - .
Rock Island, 111., Dec. SOth, 1898.
XOROK roSTCB. Asslfse.
1 v.vr. 4 .
bhops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
KifSecond Hand Machinery bought, sod and repaired.
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
So. 116 Third Avenue.
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SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER I
for a fine large Portrsit with frame, suitable for a Holiday Present uia.U-
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
Catl and examine our work and jude for yourself. Secure a sitting early and
vail yourself of this oppoitunity.
T 0 , HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gajford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
RUGS and MATS!
ASTONISHING LOW PRICES.
L. W. PETERSEN, 312 West 2nd St., Davenpor:,
Carpet and Wall Papkb Stork.
M. YEBBUEY, -
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Pitting,
Kn vies' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
"fr ought. Cat sad Lead Pipe, Pip Fitting and Brass Goods of every feacriptioJij
Rubber How and Packing of all kinds, Oraia Tile and Sewer Pip.'
Office aid Shop No. S17 Eighteenth St.. ROCK ISLASD. ILL.
W. l. GUTHRIE,
. iSaccesaor to Qathiia A Co'ltns,) . .
Contractor and Builder,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
tVPlaas ana sstimates f aralahad. K specialty mad of Ins work All orders attaoflM to
piomptly and satisfaction gnarntd.
' Office and Shop No. 1818 Third Avenue
Iron Fir? Place.
Something New and Valuable.
Thn AMine Is cone'rut led on Sejen.
tiflc principles. Unlike any rt'lvr Tle.
it has a reiurn rimfi; tl.i- iiiniresiiw
and perfet combustion. rnnniv of furl
perfect ventilation, distribution of bent
irnl equnlizition of ti tnv'TH-uve frfni
floor lo reilin-i. Burn linnl ,,r nft
coal, anil Iiks live timi-s ll;e 1 uri'm
parity of sny rtlier crie on tie mvirt.
Call or examine nr si-nd for ritruW
giving full information.
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Ihviti r'. Iowa.
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
- Headed Canes, Spectacled
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second Avenue.