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T33E BOCK ISITAOT) ABGU8 THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thursday, Jamtaby 24 18h9.
Thk republican party is load in its pro
testations of Jove and admiration for tbe
soldier, bnt it often passes him by Ilk it
does the bumble darkey whenever polit
est preferment is to be grtnted. An in
stance of this kind is brought to mind in
the reelection of Shelby M. Cullom to
the United States senate by the republic
can legislature, while the democratic
members voted for that gallant soldier.
Oen. John M- Pa'mrr.
Thk contest over the speakership of
the next house is rapidly developing Into
a regular Kilkenny cat fight among the
republicans. Two factions, one led by
Messrs. Cannon and Reed, and the other
by Messrs. Burrows and McCinlcy, had
quite a spirited spat on tbe floor of the
bouse last week. Mr. Reed got into a
passion when he saw how he was losing
tbe leadership which ha has held undis
puted for four years. This Unlit was the
result of some Hoe work on the part of
Mr. Blaine. He has espoused the cause
of McKinlcy and is determined if postti
die to have i itu elected speaker. In this
connection it u interesting to note that
so confident is Hlulne of being the next
secretary of Male, that he has already
been making promises to members of the
next houae, of patronage under the state
department, in order to make votes tor
Tut Tariff In a Tax.
The republicans during the last cam
paign proclaimed from every stump and
through their newspapers that tbe tariff
was not a tax that the consumers had to
pay, but that the foreign manufacturers
paid the dut7 for the privilege of selling
their cowls in this market. Even Mr.
Harrison in bis letter of acceptance as
serted in enect that it was giving awav
the very principle of protection to admit
that the tariff ia a tax. The tribute-
takers also insisted that the effect of the
tariff, wLile not increasing the cost of the
foreign article, was by increasing home
competition to reduce tue cost of pro
tected produ- tions.
These were tbe character of the claims
and the basis of the arguments of tbe re
publican "stutefunan" during the recent
campaign; but now that they have to ful
fill their promises to the tribute-takers
out of whom the "fat was fried" to fur
cinh tbe Quays and Dudleys the where
withal to control the "blocks of five' in
Indiana, and the Brooklyn kickers in New
xork, the republican senators are forced
to sing a different tune. la their efforts
to bring forth a tariff bill that they can
at least secure passage through the senate,
it has been time and again developed
that the tribute-takers believe themselves
that the tariff is a tax that tbe consumers
pay. The following extract from the
senate bill is one of the admissions fatal
to the pre-election claims above referred
M9ec. 1510. All lumber, timber, hemp,
manuia, wire rope, and irou and steel
rods, bars, spikes, nails, plates, angles,
bars, and bolts, and copper and compo
sition metal which may be necessary for
the construction and equipment of ves
sels built in the United States for foreign
account and ownership, .or for the pur
pose of being employed in the foreign
trade, including the trade between the
Atlantic and Pacific ports of the United
States, after the passage of this act, may
be imported in bond, under such regula
tions as the secretary of the treasury may
prescribe; and upon proof that such ma
terials have been used for such purpose,
no duties shall be paid thereon. But
vessels receiving the benefit of this sec
tion shall not be allowed to engage in tbe
coastwise trade or the Lotted States more
than two months in any one year, except
upon the payment to the United States
of the duties on which a rebate is herein
allowed: Provide!, That vessels built in
tbe United Slates for foreign account and
ownership shall not be allowed to engage
In the coastwise trade of the United
If tbe tariff is not a tax, as the republi
can leaders claimed when they were try
ing to "bamboozle" the voters, how can
tbe allowance ot this rebate benefit the
American shipbuilder? How are the pur
' chasers of ships to be benefitted by these
rebates if the effect of tbe tariff is to re
duce the cost of the highly taxed article?
Again: The proposed bounty of 1 cent
a pound to the manufacturers of domes
tic sugar, and the reasons assumed for it,
form complete admissions by the tribute
taxers that their pre-election theory, that
the tariff is not a tax, is untrue. Senator
Allison, in the debate on the sugar boun
ty, stated the proposed reduction of one
half on the duty "would save 22,00 ),000
to the consumers of sugar id the country,
even after the proposed bounty was
paid." It is well to record the confession
that the tariff is a tax, and that the con
sumers pay it.
In regard to the proposed bounty of 1
cent a pound to the manufacturers of do
mestic sugar, no one will be foolish
enough to deny that it would be a tax.
Every industry, every wage worker
would be taxed to pay a bounty of $1
per 100 pounds to the sugar manufact
urer. And who would profit by this? Would
the cane growers, the sorghum and beet
raisers? The New York WoWd, in regard
to this sugar bounty, well says: The
bounty would simply be a bonus to
trusts . The present sugar trust fixes the
price of raw material. The same or a
new trust would monopolize the business
of refining tbe products of tbe cane stalks
or beeta and fix arbitrarily tbe price
which should be paid to the farmers. Tbe
trust would add the bounty to its own
profits thus robbing the people with
two bands Instead of one:
The tariff is a tax paid by the consum
ers. The monopoly-protecting senate is a
schoolmaster in the campaign of educa
tion. O'llunoian Kimu' Llltel Suit.
New York, Jan. 24. O'Donovan Rossa has
a libel suit itguiat Henry Labouehero which
grows out of charge that the English gov
ernment had paid tho distinguished dyna
miter certain sums from the secret service
r fund. These charges wore first made in par
liament, and could not become the subject of
a prosecution. Mr. Lulxnichere, however,
made the cliargiKeven more smmI1 and with
greuter emphasis, in a letter to Mr. Sinclair,
which was received hero a few days ago.
Roma's suit wUl Ik) based on the statement
contained in tho letter. Tim tri.il nf h
would necemitnte tbe appearance of O' Dono
van Roasa in Londou, where he is by no
means popular, but he eximcu tl. T. ,,-;., t
waive their right to cause his arreat on Eng-
Kew Mlulsnlppl Hirer Htuunibost Una,
St. Locis, Mo., Jan. 24. A new steamboat
company has been formed in this city under
the name of the St. Louis, St. Paul & Minne
apolis Packet company. Who constitute the
company baa not yet transpired, but Andrew
Delaney, of St. Paul, an old and well-known
river man, will be the manager. All the
steamers and other property ot the St. Louis
ft St. Paul Packet company have been
purchased, and the boats will be brought here
at once and thoroughly repainted for the
early spring trade. Mr. Delouev savs tbe ob
ject and purpose of the company is to revive
tbe upper Mississippi river trade and make it
wnai n was years ago.
Labor Gets tile Floor.
Lively Talk in the House About
BUTTEBWORTH LEADS THE DEBATE.
He Approves of Labor Combinations, bnt
Does Not Think Membership In a I'nlon
Give Any One a Patent on the Right
to Kara His Itread Huilden Death
of RfprrNentnt.lv Burns Mipnlflcant
Amendment to the Diplomatic Bill.
Washington City, Jan. 84. There was
some plain talk indulged in by members of
the house yesterday on the labor question,
tiie inciting cause
being the frequently
of usi n g steam
presses in the bu
reau of engraving
and printing. These
presses are much
opposed by the
Kiiights of Labor
and kindred organ
izations, which de
sire tho work done
by hand because
martin a. Ton aw. more hands must be
employed, while the chief of tho bureau ad
vocates the cause of the steam press. The
appropriations committee put a clause in the
sundry civil bill allowing the princely sum of
1 cent sr thous-iiid impressions as royalty
for the use of thee presses, and the matter ot
amending tins clause wtus what started the
ramies of Illinois said be was aware that
war was lieing made upon the steam presses,
but could the government afford to drive out
the presses for which fLju.ftH) had lieen paid,
and to incur an expense of tlUO.Oiloin order
to add ll'iO employe to tho force of the bureau
Foran of Ohio said that steam presses wert
not used by anv country which dired and
intended to put in circulation a first-class cir
culating medium. Steam machinery could
not print a first -class steel engraving.
ijutterwortn ot ino said that if it wac
true that the work of the steam presses wa
of an inferior character, and could lie easily
counterfeited, the presses should lie promptly
got rid of. But the suiierintendont of tht
bureau denied this. He hail been told he did
not know what truth there was in it that tin
men who worked on the steam presses were
hissed and annoyed while going to and from
work by the hand printers. If this were true
the secretary of the treasury and the super
intendent of the bureau ought to be im
peached for not vindicating the ri;ht of r
man in this country to earn his bread. Ap
plause. Butterworth wanted to put himself
in this position that not bv his vote should
there be a change in the presw-s at the U-hest
or dictation of any combination, society, ot
collection of individuals. He iielieved in
standing by the blacksmith, not because be
was a blacksmith, but hacfu'.se he was a man.
m e had pretty nearly reached a condition of
things in this country when nobody ha-s the
right to discharge an employe. Laughter.
Foran And I am glad of it.
Butterworth I recommend to the Knijrhn
of Labor to establish a whipping-post in front
of the capitol and lick about tweutv-tive mem
bers of the bouse on the last Saturday in eai'h
month. Laughter. I hojie that in God's
providence the time will come when our man
hood will assert itself ami we will not sneak
like poltroons (as I have seen the. house di:
over and over again) at the dictates of some
gentlemen in the gallerire. Applause. 1
have compromised my manhood once or
twice. I hope that the next time I do it I
shall be paralyzed where I stand. Applause.
Farquliar of New York said that there wan
an employe in the bureau who had improved
the steam presses and bad never received a
cent for his improvements. He Farquhar
declared that the man dare not go into court
to get his rights for fear be would lose his
plai. That was the class of tyrunny that
was used by the heads of departments here.
He defied any man in tbe house to say other
wise than that the orpunzl mechanics of the
land had lcn the men who had built up and
kept up the industries of the country.
. Butterworth said that be approved of the
combination of labor; but he did not approve
of force being used to exclude any American
from any walk of life or any calling. He
would say to his friend from New" York
Farquhar that it was not in him, nor could
Crod Almighty put it in him, to be more de
voted to the sons of labor, whoever and
wherever they were, than he Butterworth
was. But he denied the right of any associa
tion to say to his boy that he should not learn
the trade of his father. If this house had
done its duty the children of tbe men "who
had made and kept the republic would not be
crowded out of employment by ship-loads of
lazzarom from Europe who lauded daily on
our shores. Applause. Here was the real
trouble. The trouble was not with immigra
tion. An immigrant brought in energy,
thought, some money, moral make-up, man
hood; but we were having thrown upon our
shores every hour men who represent nothing
upon Uod s earth except an appetite, a stom-
j and an alimentary canal. Laughter and
applause. Our system of immigration
tended to dilute our moral make-up, our so
cial make up, our political make-up, until we
were now the mere bidders for the vicious,
who held the balance of power. Applause.
There was only one way to bring general
prosperity that was the largest lilwrty to a
man to tight the battle of life as beat he
could, untrammelled by a system which pre
vented him from enjoying that right. Ap
Grain of Texas said that the Republican
party had posed as the advocate and the
champion of the rights of the laboring men
of the country. To-day, after the election
In which the laboring men by casting their
ballots for tbe Republican candidates bad
elected them, one of the most distinguished
representatives of that party on the floor of
the bouse, was found attacking tbe laboring
men, because forsooth, they had done what
capital had done organized themselves for
their own protection.
Blount -of Georgia said that be was un
willing that the use of the steam presses
should be continued, not because of any dic
tum from the Knights of Labor, but lecause
he behaved that the interests of the people
were involved in tlie soundness of the cur
rency that was to circulate among them.
Land Irrigation Scheme for New Mexico.
Washington Crnr, Jan. 24. The house
committee on agriculture yesterday agreed to
report favorably Delegate Joseph's bill to pro
mote the Interests of agriculture by irrigation
and to encourage the settlement of the arid
lands in the territory of New Mexico. Tbe
bill incorporates tbe Jomado and El Paso res
ervoir and Canal company, to build, operate,
and maintain a series of storage reservoirs
and canals for the irrigation of arid or desert
landa on the "Jornada Del Muerto" and in the
Meexilla and Rio Gran da valleys of southern
New MT-ivi anrl Tpt and nrovldes that fol
evarv tan milivt of canal the Kovernnient shall
patent to the company 60,ouo acres oi ianu
ten cent per acre in earth.
STRICKEN DOWN ON DUTY.
ConareMman Burns, of Missouri, Serious!)
Ill with a Stroke of l'aralysls. v
Washington Citt, Jan. 24. Congressman
James N. Burns, of Missouri, lies in a critical
condition at Willard's, the result of a stroke
of paralysis on tbe floor of the house at
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The sundry
civil appropriation bill was under considera
tion at tbe time, and Butterworth called out
to Burns, who site near him, that now wat
for the time for him (Burns) to offer hit
amendment about which be had formerly
consulted Butterworth. The answer returned
not being audible, Butterworth approached
Burns and discovered that be bad an unpedi
ment in his speech, and a sluggishness in hb
walk. The two left the chamber and pro
ceeded to the outer porch, and tb
fresh air temporarily benefitted bim.
He and Butterworth then walked to the
appropriation committee room of the house,
where Burns became rapidly worse. Hi
could not speak and soon lost control of hit
left side and became unconscious. He wa
attended with the gratest care, and Repre
sentatives Gallinger, Hhaw and Atkinson,whc
are physicians, wen' summoned from th
floor and everything possible done to revivt
bim. In the meant me his physician, Dr.
Sowers, was summon sd. The news of Burns'
illness soon became known and the oorriders
were lined with senators and congressmen
anxious to Jearn his true condition. About 4
o'clock Bums, still unconscious, was removed
to his hotel in tbe pol ce ambulance. His re
covery is doubtful. Burns is Oft years old.
He has been under ti eatment for some tim
for rheumatic trouble.
Later. Represent itive Burns, of Mis
souri, died at 12:40 th a morning.
James Nelson Burrs was born in Indiana.
Aug. 23, 1C1 His parents removed to Plattt
county, Missouri in 137. Mr. Burns prac
ticed law actively to twenty years in Mis
souri, and hold several judicial positions in
that state between " ST) and 1ST2. He wai
elected a roprcsentati ve nnd represented the
Fourth Missouri district in the Forty -eighth,
Forty-ninth and Fifti 'th congresses.
Gets a Clmnre In lloth Houses of Con
Kress f.r a Day.
Washington Citv, Jan. 34. The resolu
tion providing for a j int meeting of the twe
houses of congress on Feb. IS next, nt I p. in.,
to count the electoral vote was passed by the
senate yesterday. Hi Idlolierger and Blodgett
made explanations of the pair which had so
mti.-'h to do with the tssn -e of the tariff bill.
Riddlelrver said h thought lx..th of them
misunderstood the ag-ee!nentrns he had onlv
intended to jmir on nu amendment The bill
panting the Big l oni Southern railway
right-of-way through tho Crow reserva
tion in Montana was passed. The
anti-trust bill was considered brief
ly, a verbal anion lincnt made and the
measure laid over. Ilie bill for the relief of
tho State National la:ik of New Orleans, for
cotton seized by the government after the
w ar of the relKUioii vas amended and passed,
and a conference ordt reL The Union Pacific
funding bill was taken up so as to make it
uuufliiished business" and then laid over. The
bill to permit the Bnl imore & Ohio railway
to lay tracks across certain streets during tbe
inauguration period was passed. The re
mainder of the lay 'vas devoted to District
affairs and a brief executive session, after
which the senate adjourned.
The house consider -mI the sundry civil bill
and added an appropi iation of W,0iO for re
pairs to the Chicago custom house. The
steam press question then came up and mo
tions wero made to strike out the clause al
lowing only 1 cent prr thousand impressions
(withdrawn), to make the royalty 50 eenU per
thousand and to make it $1 per thousand. A
lively debate on the l.ibor question followed,
and lending a vote the house adjourned.
A GENTLE HINT TO BISMARCK.
Appropriation Kcrorted In Connection
with Our Smuoan Relations.
"Washington City. Jan. 24. Asa result
of the meeting of the foreign relations com
mittee yesterday morning Sherman reported
to the senate an omei dnient to the consular
and diplomatic appro riation bill to insert the
following: "For the execution of the obliga
tions and the protection of the interests of the
I'uited Slates existing under the treaty be
tween tbe United States and the government
of the Samoun Islands. $.VlO,mX, or so much
thereof as may 1 necessary, to be ex
tended under the dir ection of the president,
this appropriation to je immediately availa
ble." Also the following paragraph: "For
the survey, improvement and occupation of
tbe liay and harltor of Pagopago in the island
of Tutinla, Suiuoa, and for the construction
of the necessary wharves and buildings for
sueh occiitation and for a coaling station
therein, under the direction of the presidnnt,
$ IOO.ihm, this appropriation to Is? immediately
The Tariff I!l 1 In the House.
Washington Citv, Jan. 24. The general
Idea at the capitol is that the vote on the
tariff bill in the senate lieing on strictly party
lin, has solidified the Democratic arty in
the house. The ways and means committee
appears to have contrr again, and no one for
a moment expects that tho bill may be re
ferred to some other committee. The men
w ho are so anxious for relief from the toliaoeo
tax that they have len talking a little of
voting for the senate bill in order to get it.
have praetieally decided that they can not
follow such a course without injury to them
selves and their arty. They hold that if
Senator Brown, of Grgia, who is, by all
odds, the most advanovl protectionist in tbe
party, could not vote for the senate bill, then
no Democrat can. The Republicans of the
house do not expect to ever hear of the bill
again after it goes to the committee. The
prevailing belief is tl at the bill will never
get into conference.
A Candidate for Doorkeeper.
Washington Citt, Jan. 24. J. L.
Wheat, of Wisconsin, has apieared in the
field as a candidate for the doorkcepership of
the next bouse. He is a one-armed soldier.
was wardon of the Illinois penitentiary and
doorkeeper of the I Hi lois state senate, and
served during the wur in a Massachusetts
regiment. He expect to get the support,
therefore, of the Wisconsin, the Illinois, and
Subscriptions from tbe White House.
Washington City. Jan. 24. President
Cleveland and Secretary Whitney have each
given $Zr, and CoL La nont $10 to tbe fund
being raised by tho Savannah newspaper
men for the family of die late Edwin Martin,
who died during the Jacksonville yellow fever
epidemic. The total if the fund is still less
Pensions for Arctic Explorers' Widow.
Washington City, Jan. 24. The presi
dent has approved b lis pensioning, , at the
rate or () a moutu, the widows of Dr. Paw
and Sergeant General Cross and Gardiner,
wno died wbile serving under Gen. Greely
in tbe arctic regions.
DIDN'T ROB THAT TRAIN.
A W ould-lle Uohber Dumped On by Two
Cincinnati, Jan. 2-1. The 8 p. m. south
bound express on tho Cincinnati Southern
road was boarded by robliers just beyond
Ludlow. The road cli:nbs the bluffs for two
or three milee from that place, the grade
being quite steep. Tho train had scarcely got
beyond the lights of Ludlow when a man,
heavily masked, knocV ed at the rear door of
the express car and one of the messengers,
thinking it was th conductor or brake
mail, ojwned the dooi . The fellow at once
made for the front door, where a vigorous
pounding announced t he presence of another
person. The messeng w, Henry Carroll, and
his assistant made a desperate fight, and suc
ceeded m dumping the would-be robber off,
and he rolled down at. embankment and dis
appeared. The other robber seemed to real
ize that something was wrong and his knock
ing ceased. At the to of the grade the mes
senger pulled the bell -rope and stopped the
train, but the robber on the front platform
disappeared before he could be caught. It is
not known whether tba man thrown off was
hurt or not. There was a large sum of money
on tbe train.
THE KEMPER CCUNTY TROUBLES.
Three or the "Mf;er" Killers lu Durance
Vlle Pea-e Assured.
New Ori.kanh, La.. Jan. 24. A Jackson,
Miss., special to The Times-Democrat says:
The sheriff of Noxubee has written a letter to
Governor Lowry saying that he has three
white men in jail who have been arrested for
complicity in the late Kemper county trouble.
After their arrest wa rants were sworn out
against them and they will be turned over to
the sheriff of KeniDer ountv Th mvitrn.
or's assurance to these sheriffs of his earnest
and unstinted support in their efforts to sup
press crime and rtMtoro order in thnir Mmm.
tive counties has inapt -ed confidence, and tbe
BueruTs are war King ea mostly to apprehend the
lawbreakers. It is now certain that no fur
ther oursage will oocu - in either of the coun
ties In connection with the recent troubles.
The eovernor telegraphed Sheriff Ronn to
continue his efforts at d to spare oo tun or
expense in securing o ier persons connected
witu uie anair.
Holds a Long Conference
with Gen. Harrison.
HIS PEESENCE A SORT OF SURPRISE.
The Postmaster Generalship Set Off for
II I in by the Wiseacres Minnesota Leg
islators Happy Again and Washburn
Elected ftenator Indiana Senators Take
Steps to Force the Robertson Case into
the Courts The Other Legislature.
In'Dianapolib, Ind., Jan. 24. John Wana
maker, the Philadelphia merchant prince, ar
rived in this ity yesterday morning, and im
mediately took a hack and drove to Oen.
Harrison's residence. Private Secretary Hal
ford came out of tbe door as the hack drove
up, and seemed surprised when Wanamaker
slighted. When Wanamaker reached the
door Gen. Harrison was there to greet him,
nd the two shook hands -warmly. The vis
itor was presented to Mrs. Harrison upon en
tering the front parlor, and a short time after
ward luncheon was announced. After tbe
meal Gen. Harrison and his guest repaired to
the parlor and had a priyate conference last
ing tiH nearly 5 o'clock. At that hour Wana
maker returned to the railway station and
soon left the city.
It apiiears that Wanamaker bad not given
Gen. Harrison notice of his coming, and
wbile the morning paiers said that be was en
route here, the genei-al did not expect him
till last night, and for that reason his private
conveyance was not sent to the statiSiL
Nothing has been given out regarding the Ob
ject of the visit, but Republicans generally
concede that Wanamaker has been offered the
position of postmaster general, and tbe offer
had only to bo accepted. It- is also said that
(Jen. Harrison has lieen impressed with tbe
fitness of the Philadelphia merchant for that
posit ion, and that all be has heard of the man
since his election has tended to confirm the
good Impression made by a general knowl
edge of his ability.
It is said at the Denison that the visit of
Senator Quay prepared the way for Wana
maker's visit, and that Gen. Harrison lefore
Quay's coming bad practically decided not to
ak Wanamaker to enter the cabinet. His
only objection was that Wanamaker wis
credited with giving 100,000 and raising
fcSOU.OOO additional for the campaign fund,
and that bis appointment would le a public
acknowledgment of the money influence in
politics. When Senator Quay came and
urged Wanatnaker's claims Gen. Harriton
spoke plainly on the subject, and Quay denied
that the merchant prince had contributed the
sum stated in the public press. He said that
Wanamaker had given $10,000 to the fund,
and hod tiifred others to contribute
what he hnd, but he bad done
tto in the interest of the party and not
with the exvttion of securing anyl hing in
the event of Republican victory. Gen. Har
rison did not give the senator any encourage
ment, but after his visit he began to think
seriously of the question of Wanaiuaker's ap
pointment. He felt that it would be neces
sary to "recomize" Pennsylvania, and Wana
nu;ker was the only man mentioned whom he
regarded as a representative of the Repub
Beyond the statement that ho found Oen.
Harrison a very pleasant gentleman. Wana
maker would not speak of his visit.
L. B. Miner, electoral messenger from Cal
ifornia, accompanied by his w ife and J. P.
Galloway, messenger from Colorado, also
v ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE.
Bill to Keguhtte Tilings Continue to ( onie
In Cullom Klected.
SrRlNC.FiELD, Ills., Jan. -'4. A resolution
was introduced in the senate yesterday pro
viding for the submission to the people of a
prohibitory amomlment to the constitution.
A bill was introduced to prevent the cleaning
out of a man's house by tho foreclosing of a
chattle mortgage, requiring regular foreclos
ure proceedings; also a bill requiring lalxjr
disputes to be settled by arbitration; also pro
viding that in suits of employes for wages
due tiiem, the judgment shall include dam
ages not to exivd 10 cr cent, of the
wages and a ivason.-iiile attorney's fee;
also providing that the state advertise
fur bids tti furnish tct-looks for the schools,
and no other Ixioks lie used than those decided
upon. In the house Haines requested permis
sion to vote for United :stats senator, and
received Democratic applause when he voted
for Palmer. Hills to regulate the price of
illuminating gus, to regulate the weighing of
coal by mine ojierators, to require licenses to
be granted female physicians, to regulate
stock yard charges, to prohibit "proxy" mar
riages, were introduced, together with a large
number on other subjects.
Both houses met in joint session and con
firmed the nomination of Senator Cullom to
FORCING A DECISION
As to Whether Robertson Was Lieutenant
Governor of Indiana.
Indianapolis, Jan. 24. The Democrats of
the senate began a movement yesterday
that . will prolmbly end in the courts,
and the question as to whether Roltertson was
lieutenant governor will be involved. A reso
lution was introduced requiring the auditor to
report whether he had paid Roliertson and out
of what fund. The Republicans, while opos
ing tho resolution, declared that of course
Robertson had been paid as lieutenant gov
eruor. Tbe resolution was passod, and its
significance is that whatever bos been paid
will be stricken from the appropriation and
put upon the auditor, to pay out of his own
pocket, and then the courts will come into the
A bill was reported favorably making it a
"riotous conspiracy" for any persons to band
together or wear masks and commit trespass
or depredations of any kind against persons or
property. The punishment is fixed at from
three to ten years in the penitentiary. This
is aimed at the "White-Caps." In the house
a bill was introduced prohibiting the teach
ing of German in the public schools, and an
investigation of the state house plumbing was
THE PRESSURE HAS " RI2."
Minnesota Breathes Freely and Her Seua
tor Is Vindicated.
ST. Paoi, Minn., Jan. 34. The report of
the .house committee investigating the alleged
wickedness in the process of nominating a
United States senator was brought in yester
day morning, and it was in brief that some
attempts at bribing bad been made, but
neither Washburn nor Sabin was involved.
Tbe first ballot elected Washburn, as fol
ows: W. D. Washburn, 107; Durant, SO;
Start, tt; Wilson, 2; scattering, 3; whole num
ber of Totes cast, 141 ; necessary to a choice, 71.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 24. In the assembly
yesterday morning there was a flood of peti
tions for the enactment of more stringent
laws for the suppression of houses of ill-fame.
The only bill of importance introduced in
either bouse was one prohibiting any persons
to hereafter commence the practice of medi
cine in the state without having previously
passed an examination before a commission
of seven physicians appointed by the gov-
Tbe West Virginia Muddle.
CHARLESTON, W. V&., Jan. 34. The situa
tion here is abou) as follows: The legisla
ture is composed of V2 members. In tbe sen
ate the Democrats have 12; "Republicans 13,
and the Union Labor L In tbe house are:
Democrats 32, Republicans K0, Union Labor
3. President Carr of the senate has given the
Republicans S out of 5 on the elections com
mittee. Complexion powder is an absolute ne
cessity of the refined toilet in this cli
mate. Potzoni's combines every element
of beauty and purity.
Toothache, - faceache, inflamed aftd
ore eyes, are certainly cured by Pond 'a
Extract; told in our bottles only.
The Widow Ramon.
Interesting Proceedings in Chi
cago's Cause Celebre.
MRS. EAWSOSf'S GRAPHIC RECITAL.
How She Came to Marry the Banker
His Repeated 'Tops" and f inal Tri
umphThe Lady, Given a Loose Rein,
Talks for Five Honrs-A Barberous Al
lusion to the Banker's Want of Hair
The Shooting; of Whitney.
Chicago, Jan. 24. In the trial of Mrs.
Meckie L. Rawson for the shooting of Maj.
Whitney the principal witness examined in
the criminal court was yesterday the defend
was gi'en the fullest oppor
tunity to tell her story.
By previous under
State's Attorney El
liott refrained from
interrupting the nar
rative with numerous
objections, and when
be did once in a while
throw in a remark,
Mrs. Raw-son would
turn upon him with
1 (i .'" fjJjtiwiill answer your
MRS. rawsov. questions later, sir."
Mrs. Rawsou told her story from beginning
to end. She was discursive, irrelevant in
much, and imjiarfed to her statements strong
personal bias. But she was also graphic, ex
act in details, and impassioned. Tbe court
room was full of respectable appearing men
and women, and the witness was on the stand
for five hours.
The witness U'jjan by telling how she got
acquainted with Banker Rawson through ne
gotiations for the purchase of a bouse, and
then went on :
"Mr. Rawson proposed marriage to me in
tins early part 0f jsc, but he did so in such a
way that I treated his proposition with indig
nation. In August I was in New York. Mr.
Rawson telegraphed me from New-ort that
he was i-omiiig to
see mo. We dind
together at tho
Fifth Avenue ho
tel. I was sta titl
ing at a window
after dinner in the
hotel parlor when .
air. utwson re
newed bis propo
sition of marriage.
He said he was so
proud of me, and
that be wanted a
woman w ho could
paralyze the wext-
siders. I did araly tt) them, too,
' said Mi-.
'We went home and one day in September
Mr. Rawson came to me and said be could
endure tbe suspense no longer. He must
marry me. He spoke of my little girl and
saiil she needed some one to care for her anil
introduce ber into society. I was not anxious
to marry him, though, and I told him my
past life had been a checkered and sad one,
and I nvver wanted him to throw it up to me.
I pave him a ackage of letters from my di
vorced husband, Lee. They contained the
history of my life, and I told him if he
waiited to marry me after he had read them
to come flhd tell me so. i have those letters
here in court.
Their iutnxiuction was objected to, and the
judge thought the objection was good. Mr.
Rawson said she wanted the judge to know
all aUiut linr, so he could know she was tell
ing the truth, but be suid "No one disputes
your word," and the witness continued:
"In the south a woman's repuiat iou is above
everything, and the highest compliment I can
pay myself is that both my bubunds courted
mo again after 1 was divoi-ced from them.
"After Mr. Rawson read my h-ttcrs he
came to me nnd mid: 'I love you better than
ever. If the whole world was againt you I
would love and defend yon. 1 engaged my
self to marry him that night. 1 went to New
York during tho Christmas holidays to buy
my wedding outfit. Ke followed me there I
suppose because he was afraid I would change
my mind. One evening a! ter ho bad taken
nie to my hotel he said: 'It made the tears
come to my eyes to-day to think of you work
ing for a living. It made me think of Flora
Temple hitched to a milk cart.' While in
New York I had accepted bis invitation to
eat with him at tbe Filth Avenue hotel. We
were married March 1, lst;, at my bouse on
"1 did not like tbe actions of Bridget Quig
ley, the servant be bad in the house. I de
manded the girl's discharge, and Mr. Rawson
said to me in the presence of that servant:
'Madame, you can leave the house if you
don't like it,' I saw- the look of triumph
spreading over that girl's face, and I realized
that the marriage was a failure, for I had ex
pected to be contented and happy."
Mrs. Raw son gave an account of bow Mr.
Rawson tried to make her give up her former
friends. In a trip to Kansas with her hus
band Mr. Rawson bad introduced to ber a
real estate agent named Solomon.
"Mr. Rawson left me in tho car with Solo
mon," said Mrs. Rawson, "for a short time.
Tbe real estate man, w ho sat in the same seat
with me, was very fat, and as I am no fairy
we were pretty close together. Mr. Rawson
said I had lieen in a compromising position
with Solomon and made tho matter a subject
of an affidavit. "
Mrs. Rawsou gave a detailed account of tbe
sleeping-car trip upon w hi.rh the divorce pro
ceedings turned. Maid she: "One of those
sleeping-car men swore he saw me come to
the train with Mr. Rawson, a white-haired
gentleman. I never saw Mr. Raw son's hair
white until after we bad separated. He
always painted bis hair and whiskers. I can
tell you just where he bought bis dye. Tbe
first time he kissed me tbe dye came off on
my lips. Tbe servant girl teased me
"Did you give him all the attentions of a
"O yes. Every day he came home he would
have me brush bis bair. That is, I used to
rub his bead ; he didnt haver any hair to speak
of. I put violet water all over his bead. I
wiped him off like a barber. One day I used
about half a bottle of violet water, for which
I paid tl. He told me to be more careful of
that bottle; it must have cost as much as 50
cents. That's how stingy he was."
"I expect you'll ask me where I got my pis
tol," said Mrs. Raw-son, as she approached the
time of the shooting. "I got it in Washington
to defend myself with. I was living alone,
and was in constant danger of being annoyed
and entrapped by Mr. Rawson's detectives.
When I came back from Washington my case
MW up again, and I supposed that now tbe
judge would give we a trial, but there was
Rawson with a lot of affidavit'. He bad affi
davits from bis coachman, his hostler, and
some more of bis hired people. He had ons
from bis physician. It was paid for. I know
it was, because I got one myself onco. You
can get tbem for A Tbe clerks at the patent
office used to get them."
Tbe week before the shooting Mrs. Rawson
said she had scarcely slept an hour and was
in such a condition of mind that che didnt
know what she was doing at times. She
used to get down on her knees for hours at
"Did you sleep on the night before tht
shooting f" asked Attorney Crews.
"Not a wink."
"Did you undress f
"No, I walked the floor as night thinking.
I felt as though I would go mad, and some
thing that seemed like a voice, though I can
hardly describe it as such, cried out: 'Kill
bim, kill him.' Those word 'kill him, kill
him' kept ringing in my ears all night and tht
next morning, in a dazed condition, I started
for the court house, where Mr. . Whitney
"Did you hear what Gen, Stiles told your'
"AO, I did not I felt bewildered, and in
tbe court room J did not bear the sound oj
the pistol I was firing. If I bad I would havt
turned it toward my own heart."
"Your honor, that is all," said Mr. Crews.
"Now, Mr. Elliott," said Mrs. Rawson, turn
ing toward the assistant state's attorney, "I
am ready for you."
Mr. Elliot said that as Mrs. Rawson had
been on the stand all day he thought it pro
per to postpone the cross-examination over
night and allow her to come prepared for it
in the morning. Mrs. Rawson said she was
ready to go on now, but Mr. Crew s told her
she had better wait.
Alexander Cabanel, the noted French
painter' is dead at tbe age of 66 years.
About 8,000 Frenchmen killed themselves
last year. Twice as many commit suicide in
July aa in December.
Fire late Wednesday night in the seven
story building 8(J and 00 Walker street, New
York, caused about f 100,000 damages.
A riot took place between coal miners near
Roanoke, Va., Wednesday, in which it is re
ported that five whites and two negroes were
Tbe coal firm of M. J. Gaggney & Co.,
Brooklyn, N. Y., has failed. The liabilities are
placed at 100,000 and tbe asset are said to
fully cover them.
The Nova Scotia Telephone company has
decided to amalgamate its interests with those
of tbe Bell Telephone company of the United
States and Canada.
John A. Baureiscn was senteuced to the
penitentiary at Geneva, Ills., Wednesday, for
dynamite work against the "Q" road. Au
arrest of judgment was granted until Mon
day. Hon. Levi P. Morton, vice president-elect,
has secured the residence of Professor Alex
ander Graham Bell, at tbe corner of Sixteenth
street and Rhode Island avenue, fronting
Scott circle, Washington City.
Vice President Holiwmlxs, of the Uuion
Pacific road, has Issued a circular abolisliing
the office of general superintendent, and
directing the present incumbent, Edward
Du kinson. to report for special services.
For luring young girls from their homes
under pretense of employing them aa servant,
and attempting to accomplish their ruin in
Fairmount park, Philadelphia, Patrick Brad
ley was sentenced to 29 years and 8 months
solitary confinement in the jenitentiary,
A diKj,atch received at the navy department
at Washington City Wednesday from Phil
adelphia, announced the death of Passed As
sistant Surgeon W. G. G. Wilson. He
was found dead Wednesday morning iu
bis bed, on board the receiving ship St. Louis
at the League Island Navy yard.
Senator Quay, accompanied by bis son
Richard, loft Washington City for Florida
Wednesday afternoon to remain until the
end of February. The senator asked the
United Press to announce that he would op
pose the appointment to office of any man
who applied to him for assistance prior to
Chicago Sof-ialit Meet l'noppo4i.
Chicago, Jan. 24. An immense crowd of
Socialists Jacked Waverly hall lost night
upon the occasion of the regnlar meeting of
"A. R. Iar.n's assembly No. 1," at which
Mrs. Lucy 1 'arsons, the Anarchist agitator,
was ai.iiouiKtxl to steak on -The New vs. the
Old Religion,." during which she made many
fiiups at the church, which were loudly ap
plauded. There w as no interference w ith tha
meeting by the Auv.
The Weather We May Mipni.
Washington 'itv, Jan. 24. The indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p. in. yesterday are
as follows: lor Indiana and Illinois Fair,
weather, except in southern Krlions light
local rains: variable winds; colder. For Mich
igan .and Wisconsin Fair weather, except
aloinf the lake liht local snows or rain;
colder, except in wet-tern Wisconsin nearly
filationary temiw-rature; variable winds. For
Iowa-Fair, warmer weather, preceded in
southeast )ortioii by colder; variable winds,
geiieiully southerly, veering to westerly.
DIABOLICAL WHITE-CAP OUTRAGE.
A Kespectabte Married Wvman Itrn'tally
Wliippl in Her Husband's Presence.
IxniAXAPOl.ls, Jan. 24. A special to The
Journal from Monroe county, Indiana, says
that Mrs. Lou Wright, a married woman,
who lives quietly w ith her husltand in the
vicinity of Bryant's creek, was dragged out
of her house at a late hour Tuesday night by
a number of masked men and brutally beaten
with limbs of trees. Six men stood guard
over her bus! .and while the others adminis
tered the whipping. The woman had pre
viously received threatening letters from
unknown parties, the animus of which was
traceable to some idle gossip atxjut her char
acter previous to her marriage.
DOUBLE FUNERAL AT ESCANABA.
Michigan'-! I.ate Lieutenant Governor and
W. 1". Corhraue Hurled.
Escasaea, Mich., Jan. 24. The funeral of
Lieutenant Governor MacDonald yesterday
was the largest gathering of the kind ever
seen in this city. The whole city was heavily
draped in mourning, and business of all kinds
was Kuscnded. The body of W. F.Cochrane
was brought to the MiieDonald residence anil
lay in state by the side of the dead lieutenant
governor until noon w hen both lodies were
buried together. Mrs. MacDonald and her
daughter were utterly prostrated and could
not apir at the funeral.
liesigiifMl a Kullwny Presidency.
Milwackek, Jan. 'J4. It transpired yes
terday that Charles L. Colby several weeks
ago resigned the presidency of the Wisconsin
Central Railroad company, which controls
and operates the various branches of the sys
tem, including the original Wisconsin Cen
tral railroad. His successor as president of
the Wisconsin Central company is Joseph L
Colby, of this city, and Edwin H. Abbott
succeeds him as president of the old Winoon
sin Central Railroad compauy.
Chicago, Jan. 23.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade to-day: Wheat No. 2 Febru
ary, opened WU. closed KWe; May, opened
t4c, closed ac; July, opened tV4C, closed
Stic. Corn No. 2 February, opened and
closed 344sc; March, opened ItiltA closed XVc;
May, opened lfc6c, closed 3b4c. Oats No. 2
February, opened . closed 27-480 May.
opened iTf-i-Hc, closed 2Tc. Pork Febru
ary, opened S12.1-". closed $12.00; March,
opened . -losedSl-.12; May, opened $12.SU.
closed $12.40. Lard-February, opened $i.;t,
The Union stock yards reports the following
prices: Hoes-Market opened moderately
active, light grades steady, heavy lots 5c lower;
liKbt grades, $i.8u&3.05: rough packing, $4.T5
4.80: mixed lots, $4.8J4.': heavy packlDg
and shipping lots, t4.BiiAr.l. Cattle Weak
aud depressed; lioeves. good to fair, $AIM
3. 40; medium. Ui'i(3.i; good, J4.0Hi4.40-. cows,
fl.4Oiti.0O; ftliM-ktra and feeders. fZ.ZU&i.M.
.Sheep-Firm: native muttons. $J.SU&6.00;
western corn-ted, 54.3:4.70; lambs, $jUO
Produce: Butter Fancy Elifin creamery,
2TM r lb.: fancy dairy, 1 Si 17c; packing
stock, M1tic. Eggs Strictly fresh laid. 1&
l&Vfec: ice-house stock not wanted. Uressed
poultry Chickens, 7Hc per pound; turkeys,
lO&Uc; ducks. ltXllc. geese, $S.5oi7.00 per
dor.. Potatoes Choice Burbanks, U&XJc per
hu.; Beauty of Hebron, 31($53c; Early Rose, Hoc.;
sweet potatoes, $1.7.V&x'.uo per bbl. Apples
Choice icreeniiiKS, $l.t.&l.lv per bbl. (Jraa-berries-yt.UirU.iU
New York, Jan. 23.
Wheat -Irregular; No. 1 red state, $1.04; No.
2do.ie; No. 2 red winter January, VH?-;
do February. Vblie. Coin -Hull; No. 2 mixed
cash, 44!4i-;- do January. 4i:; do February,
JHc; do March, 449$c. Oats -Steady: No. 1
white tau, Stt40e; No. 2 do. lilc; No. 2 mixed
January. aiSc: do February. 31J4c Rye
Quiet- Barley - Dull. Fork Dull; new
mesa, fia.7fa 14.00. Lard-Quiet; January.
$7.U: February. S7.34.
Live Btock: Cattle-Dull and lower for all
grades below prime; common to prime native
ateera, V3.taa4.8U V 10U tw; oxen, $AJB
bulls and dry cow, $2.00aaj. Sheep and
lambs-tiheep. about steady; S4Ja)5J0 V B;
lamb, flrm; V3im3lt, Hoga-Nominally
unchanged, S6.;JU5.7U. v
Hay Upland prairie, tT&88.
fcUy Tftaouiy new $7&8.U0.
Hay-WUtt,6:O0a$ J ,
Rye 80c. - -
Ooal-Soft lie : haid M.00
OordWooo-Ctak. $4.M; Hickory, . ,
Straw- 600: baled Se.QO.
Wm. A damson.
fchops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
J5irSecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
The finest carriages aud buggies iu
the city can be had at any bonr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. lietjkird Avenue.
:: ' a dfc &9 - -
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave., Rock Island.
ON TiY S2.00 .A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT TIIE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
mud have some of the lateM novelties of the seasoo.
HAKEL1EK, Proprietor and Artist,
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old studio, over McCabe's.
RUGS and MATS!
ASTONISHING LOW PRICES.
L. W. PETERSEN, 1S West 2nd St., Davenpor',
Carpet and Wall Papeb Store.
JOHN VOLK k CO.,
MANUFACTURE IU OF
Sasli, "JDoors, Blinds,
Biding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wood
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenue,
Hock Island I
Plumfting, Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn wigs' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors,
brought, CUt and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Braw Goods of every deecriptfoe.
Rubber Bom and Packing of all alnda, Drain Tile and Sewer Pipe. '
Offlce and 8hop No. SIT eighteenth Bt. ROCK ISLAJTD. ILL.
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuable.
The Aldine la constructed on scicn
tiflc principles. Unlike any other grstc,
it tins a return draft; this insure slow
and perfect combustion, economy of fuel,
perfect ventilation, distribution of Leal
and equntizttion of temperature fmtn
floor to ceiling. Bums bard or m.ft
coal, atod has five times the beatins
parity of any ether crate on the niitk-t.
Call or examine or send fur cirrulir
giving full information.
DAVIS & CAM P. Agent".
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
- Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second venue.