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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOt-N W. POTTER.
FnvAt, January 25. w9.
From the numbtr of appointment!
which Got. Fifer baa already given Rock
Island county, it would seem improbable
that republicans hereabouts could gra
ciously ask or expect any more favors of
that character, but nevertheless they do,
The latest candidate for state "pap"
Mr. Walter Johnson, of the Union, who
wants the soft job of canal commissioner.
Adam Lleberkrecht, the good soul of the
Geneseo Republicans pocketed the $1,600
salary attached to this sinecure for
number of years, and now Johnson thinks
it is his turn at the public teat. The An
ous is sorry to see its neighbors wrangle
and claw each other for a paltry $1,5(J0
w bilk in spnngneia last week we
dropped into the house of representatives
to see how the IWk Inland members were
getting along. We found Hod. E.W,
Hurst occupying a front seat to the left
of the speaker, his nearest colleagues be'
Representatives Mahoney, of Cook, Mar
shall, of Mercer, Bitrtleson, of McDon
ough, and Stoskopf, of Stephenson. Like
Mr. Hurst they are all young men, and
take an active interest in their work
Bro. Crawford has a good seat on the
republican side of the house. He intro
duced us to several of his friends, among
them Judge Cooley, of Oneida county,
who has the honor of being the largest
man in the general assembly. ' Baraum's
fat man couldn't hold a candle to him.
Tbe Franklin Fair t'oatlnap.
At tbe third night's fair of the Frank
lin Hose company at Turner hall, the fol
blowing prizes were awarded: R. F
Ralston, plush chair donated by Mr.
Denkman; Thomas F. llalligan, of Dav
enport, pair of pants to be made by
James Dixon; Albert Johnson, deputy
circuit clerk, chair from the Children's
Carriage Works; A Rnible, dressing case
donated by T. II. Thomas; Peter Ilanes
berg, album; L. Beardsley. rug donated
by the mill store; A. Gulzerweiler, beaver
shawl; Phil Siegrist, riding bridle.
In order to fittingly dispose of all the
articles donated, it has been decided to
continue the fair two more evenings with
matinee tomorrow afternoon, to which
only half fare will be charged for chil
dren. The company this morning re
ceived from Mr. Geo. Alter, of Lincoln,
Neb., who was one of the old standbys in
the volunteer department when he lived
here, a handsome trumpet which will be
voted to the most popular company in
the city, the Franklins not competing.
Mr. Crrnt anil ilir Viaduct.
President Fred Hass, of the Citizens'
Improvement association, is in receipt of
a letter from Congressman Gest in which
tbe latter says Gen. Benet has just re -ceived
the report from Maj. McGinnis
about the Viaduct and tht he has been in
conference with the chief of ordnance on
the matter. Major Mc3innis in bis re
port baa suggested that in the proposals
no provisions were made for damages by
abutting property holders, and Mr. Gest
had proposed a proviso like this: "That
the city should convey by proper instru
ment to the United States, its title, right
and control of tbe property covered by
the viaduct, and that property owners
abutting should return, damages before
this work should be authorized to be
done. "I supposed there would be no
objection to this "says Congressman Gest
"and it was necessary to meet the point."
Mr. Gest further says in his loiter:
Gen. Benet said he would prepare a
letter from the secretary of war to the
senate on this subject and submit it to
the secretary, and I think be will without
doubt send K to the senate which will be
belter for it than if introduced in the
house, as Senators Cullom. Farwell and
Allion will do all in their power for it.
I propose to strike in the senate for the
viaduct and hospital building.
A Woman Flndx Her Ikeeei.tion Be
fore the Honrjmiios Is f airly Worn
Mrs. Anna Block, for a newly married
woman, says the Davenport Times, has
experienced bitterness of cruel neglect
and unrequited affection. Her marital
union has been brief and unhappy. She
has begun suit against her husband, Fred
Block, asking the district court of Scott
county to break the links that binds her
to a man, who has got the wbele chain
to himself, and is tethered with it
to another woman. She avers that
she was married on August 7, 1888,
in Rock Island, and that since that
time her husband has neglected her,
failed to support her or provide her
with a home. Further, she accuses him
of having commuted adultery with varis
ous women; that she met him shortly
after their marriage, with a woman, to
Mrs.Block unknown, but who is the cause
of alienating from his wife whatever
homeopathic doses of affection Fred bad
remaining after dispensing his unhal
lowed friendship with other women.
Mrs. B. states that Fred is employed
by the Eagle Manufacturing company, at
Davenport, earns f 9 per week and is able
to support her. As she baa reason to
fear that Fred will dispose of his property
and vamose, thus depriving her of her
equities, she asks that steps be taken to
compel her husband to contribute $15 per
month towards her support and $50 for
attorney's fee due for bringing this
Is worth a column of rhetoric, said an
American statesman. It is a fact estab
lished by tbe testimony of thousands of
people, that Hood's Sarsaparilla doea cure
scrofula, salt rheum and other diseases
or affections arising from Impure state or
low condition of the blood. It also over,
comes that tired feeling, creates a eood
appetite and gives strength to every part
ui me system. Try it.
A musical manuscript of Mozart waa
old a few weeks ago in Berlin for BBS
marks, and a letter, from Leasing for COO
loomache, facear.be, Inflamed and
sore eyes, are certainly cured by Pond's
atiavi, sum in our DotUes only.
Customs Inspector Gets
Very Hard Fall
37 BTTJBINO AGAINST MS.MA YNARD
Sad Rettult of m Congressman's "Iudlscre
tluu" Mua States Tardy with Their
Electoral Votes Edmunds' Resolution
Too Previous, Perhaps Col. Bolton Par
donedA Itrief Session of Congress Ow
lag to Representative Burnes' Oeath
Washington Cttv, Jan. 83. Mr. W. L.
Thompson Is a special in.sretor of customs
at El Paso, Tex. He also represnnts certain
persona who have claims against tbe govern
ment for dutios paid on animals specially im
ported for breeding puriiosea. On the 3d inst
ha wrote a let tor to Representative Say era
asking for certain information as to further
lng said claims. Representative Kayera re
ferred the loiter to the treasury detiartment
AsNistantj-Soi'retary Maynard has replied to
mm that "the department has no information
to give upon the subject referred to by Mr.
Thompson, further than to suggest that, in
view of theMimnifost impropriety of a public
omcer, while in Uio aervn-e, interesting him
snir In ix'lialc or elmnmnts against the gov
ernnient, and of the fact that Mr. Thompson
desires to represent the class of claimants
above ment ioned in the prosecution of their
claims, his resignation from the service should
be promptly tendered. "
TARDY ABOUT THOSE VOTES.
Mne States Have but Three Hays In net
the Electoral Vote to Washington.
Washington Citv, Jan. 25. The electoral
messengers from nine states have not as yet
arrived at the capital and delivered the vote
of the electoral colleges of the states to 1'resl
aunt (pro torn.) tngalls. The Inw requires
that?Jhe messengers shall deliver an envelope
containing the result of the voting of the
electors in their respective state not later than
the last Monday in January. This will le
next Monday, the 2Sth inst. Returns have
been received from all tbe states by mail, but
this does not comply with the provisions of
the law, which imperatively requires that the
messenrs shall present their communication
to the president of the seuate by the date
The states h ise messenR.-rs will be del in
quent unless they arrive by Monday next
are: California, Colorado. Florida, Oregon,
Kentucky,' Maine, Nebraska, Nevada and
A Brief Session of Congress.
Washington- City, Jan. is. Very little
business was done in the senate yesterday.
i etitions were presented from various tem
perance organisations praying for prohibi
tion, and one from Maine farmers asking
protection to agriculture. Then the death of
Representative Humes was announced, ap
proprlate resolutions adopted ami the sen
The prayer of the house chaplain was lis
tened to with more than usual attention, and
it was mostly devoted to the death of Repre
sentative Burnes, which sad event was an
nounced as soon as the journal had tieen read.
Resolutions of regret were unanimously
adopted with the usual clauses with refer
ence to the funeral, and the house adjourned
Mr. Burnes' remains were sent to his home in
Missouri yesterday, accompanied by Vest,
Teller, Coke (senators) and Mansur, Stone,
v ade, Suyers, Byuuin, Henderson, and I'er
Col. Bolton Pardoned.
Washington City, Jan. 2r The presi
dent has granted a pardon to William H.
Bolton, who was sent to Joliet from Chicago
for defraudi n g tbe
government in tbe col
lection of second-class
portAR". The presi
dent grants the par
don on the ground
that Bolton's previous
character wiis atiwh.
. - f
tionally good, that he
service in tbe federal
army, that he made a
xJr frank confession and
did not try to excuse
COL. BOLTON. himsflf, ami that he is
old and broken in hyilth, Bolton's term
would expire Feb. 10. and the pardon is issued
to save his citizenship.
Edmunds' Panama Itesolotlon.
Washington Citt, Jan 25 It may be,
after all, that the time occupied in discussing
and passing throueh the sennte Edmunds'
Panama resolution, which is now pending in
the house, has been wasted, if its object was
only to prevent France or any other European
power irom claiming or exercising control
over the canal. Article 21 of the grant of tbe
Panama canal, which can be found in the pa
pers relating to the foreign relations of the
United Stafs in the year 1ST!), on page 243,
sets at rest all questions upon the subject, by
absolutely prohibiting the company from dis
posing of its rights in any way by which a
foreign government can obtain any hold on
the canal, under penalty of forfeiting the
California Congressional Klertlnns.
Washington Crrv, Jan. 25. Morrow of
California yesterday received a telegram an
nouncing that a recount of tbe vote for con
gressman in one precinct of San Francisco
had increased the vote IS, making his major
ity now 6.V,. The other city precincts are in
the Fifth district and there was every indica
tion that the recount now in progress would
place Phelps' majority so high that his Demo
cratic nietitor, Mr. Clunie, would not con
test He has agreed, in fact, not to do so if
the recount shows a proportionate increase
in his opponent's favor. . t
Admission of Territories.
WAsniNOTON Crrv, Jan. 2T. The senate
committee on territories that is the Repub
licans thereon are strongly opfiosed to the
clause of the bouse bill for the admission of
Dakota, etc., which provides for submitting
the question of admission to the whole terri
tory. They are also opposed to the admission
of New Mexico, but would prolbly agree to
a compromise which admits north Ilakota,
Washington, and Montana.
Will Agree to the Direct Tax Bill.
Washington Crrr, Jan. 25. The senate
finance committee has advanced far enough
upon the consideration of the bouse amend
ments to the direct tax refunding bill to make
It practically certain that they will report to
the senate in favor of concurrence in tbe
Woman 8nfrralsta Talk to Senators.
Washington Crrv, Jan. 25. The rep
resentatives of the National Woman's Suffrage
association, which has Just concluded it an
nual senvention, appeared before tbe senate
committee on woman's suffrage in the reeep
tion room of the senate yesterday, and
speeches In favor of woman suffrage and
kindred reforms "were made by Mesdamei
1 B. Hooker, V. L. Minor, A. 8. Duniway,
A. B. Blackwell, L. M. Johns, Rev. Olympla
Brown and Rev. Annie Sbaw. Miss Anthony
closed the discussion.
A "DERELICT'S" LONG CRUISE.
Remarkable Trip of an Abandoned Vessel
Danger to Navigation.
Washington Citt, Jon. 25. A telegram
received yesterday by the bydrograpber,
navy department, from Stomoway (in the
Hebrides, off tbe northwestern coast of Scot
land,) marks the completion of the long and
erratic cruise of the derelict American
schooner, "W. L. White," abundoned off
Delaware bay, March 13, 1888, during the
great "blizzard." All her crew were rescued,
and the vessel, with masts and portions of
her sails standing, and ensign set with union
down, started off to tbe southeast lief ore the
northwest gale. Upon reaching the gulf
stream aha turned away to the eastward, and
commenced her long, cruise toward Europe,
directly in the track of the thousands of ves
sels engaged in the transatlantic com
merce, ami now, after an interval
of ten mon bs and ten days, she has completed
her voyage, and lies stranded on the coast of
Lewis Wand, one of the Hebrides. Her track,
as plotted i the pilot chart, is extremely in
teresting, i lustrating as it does the track fol
lowed by it derelict vessel under the com
bined and varying influences of the prevail
lng winds a nd currents, as well as the danger
to commerce of such obstructions on tho high
seas, twenty-six of which are shown on the
pilot chart in their latest reported positions,
and every ( rent ocean storm adds to tbe num
Tbe most notable feature about the track of
the "W. U White"' is the remarkably aigzag
track- she rcllowed In mid-ocean, between lati
tuile and 51 north, longitude 83 and 44
west, from -,ho beginning of May till the end
or iJetolier. Previous to this time she fol
lowoci a course aiout east-northeast, at an
avei-age rat of about thirty -two miles a day
and suliseqiiently she moved eastward and
nortlKuistwt rd l,2f0 miles in eighty -four days,
an average of fifteen miles a day. But during
this long interval of six months she remained
within this comparatively small area, drifted
back and fo-th by the Gulf stream and the
tabrador current, and tossed about by tht
varying wir as a constant meuace to trans
atlnntic ftenmsbips (three or which
sighted her in a single day) and an obstruction
to navigation shown on no chait except th
pilot cliart During these six months alone
she was repf rted by thirty-six vessel
In her cruise of ten months and ten days she
traversed a distance of more than 5,000 miles,
was reported forty-five times, and how many
more times vessels passed dangerously neat
her at night and in thick weather cannot
even lie estir lated. The cruise of this dere
lict, as indicated by the wry complete records
in the hydro jraphic office, is by far the most
interesting on record.
Itlood on the Congressional Moon.
Washivo- on Citv, Jan. 25. Congressmen
Berry, of Mississippi, ami Crain, of Texas,
had a row yesterday afternoon, so it is ru
mored, uie quarrel was about the war.
Crain is sta .ed to have said that if he had
been south d iring the war he would not have
fought tho Union, w hile Berry insisted that it
was a jart of honor for southern men
to go into the confederate armv.
Blows were ilruck, but the parties were sep
arated and vhortly afterward Crain selected
Congrossmai Carleton as his second and it
yearning fo' a meeting with weapons.
Friends are "bustling" themselves to prevent
such a meeting, and it is probable that the
next olsjiu L will record that it has "blown
In I'm or of Decided Action.
n ashimjtm uitv, Jan. v. In answer
to a letter from Secretary Whitney ask-
lug an nppiopriation to provide a har-
bor and coalingstation in the Samoan Islands,
i imirmau Hwoeit. tT the house committee
says lie has no doubt of the w is. loin of "pre
paring by de idod action for whatever emer
gencies may arise," and asks if further en
largnmeiit of .he appropriations for the naval
department s'lould be mude "iu view of ex
Senate Work on Appropriation Rills.
Waskinotcn City, Jon. 25. The senate
committee on appropriations has concluded
its work on the diplomatic, pensions, and mil
itary acaaemy bills. uver SiiOO.tKW was
nd.led to the diplomatic bill, 1S,000
to the pensio j bill and a slkrut decrease
made in I he military academy bill. The to-
bilsiif the first two are now $'.05tl.S"ir and
Has Found Out All About It.
Washinotov Citt, Jan. 25. Tbe senate
committee on the library has trranted Na
thaniel J. Collin, of Michigan, the privilege
of presenting to the library a chart showing
tbd locution of the magnetic poles and differ
ent gulf strea ns. Mr. Collin has made a
study of this n alter and claims that he has
now discovered tbe exact location of the
IJghthoi s for Western Points.
Washington Citv, Jan. 25. Among the
amendments n.ndeby the senate committee
on coimncn-e 1. 1 the sundry civil bill are the
followiug: point Betsey light station,
Michigan, $:ir., Gladstone liKht station.
Michigan, lO.t-OO; steam tender for the great
Oiinif r to the Diplomat.
Washington City, Jan. 25. The state
dinner to the diplomatic corps took place last
evening. Presi lent Cleveland escorted Mine.
Romero, wife of tbe Mexican minister, to
dinner, and Mis. Cleveland followed on the
arm of the ItalUn minister.
Violating tie Government's Orders.
Minneapolis, Jan. 25. The Journal's
Superior, Wis., special says: Over a week
ago orders tvert received to stop cutting and
moving logs on the reservation near Cloquet,
and served upi.n several lumbermen so en
gaged. No ntb ntion was paid to the order
and it is lenniel here that the lumliurmen
have threatened violence if they are inter
fered with. It may lie necessarv to brimr on
an armed force to stop these violations of the
orders of the government.
DISCUSSING THE AGREEMENT.
Important Meting- or Western Hal I way
Managers at Chicago.
ClI-AOO, Jan. 25. The presidents of the
western roads met at the Orarid Pacific hotel
yesterday to reuime the consideration of the
agreement for an inter state commerce rail-
railway association in
formally adopd at
the prelim inarj meet
ing in New York a
fortnight ago. All of
the important roads
west of Chii-ag , with
the exception if the
Illinois Central, the
Wisconsin Central, the
Kansas City, Fort
Scott & Gulf, and the
St. Louis & San Fran- stonb or thk c.b. q.
cisco, were repi-esentod. The only notable
railway man from the east was President
Strong, of the Atchison, all of the other roads
being representy by their local ofTI'.-ers.
Among those pr-serit were President Cable,
of the Rook Island; Vice President Mullin, of
the Alton; President Hughitt, of the North
western; Vice President Holcomb, of the
Union Pacific; T-afflc Manager Newman, of
the Missouri Pacflc; Vice President Stone, of
the Burlington ; President Stickney, of the
St. Paul & Kansis City; Vice President Har
ris, of the Burlington & Northern; President
Strong, of the Atchison, and President Miller,
of the St. Paul.
President Hughitt, of the Northwestern,
waa elected chairman, and the meeting at
onoe resolved itslf into a committee of the
whole to consido- the agreement formulated
at the New York conference, for the purpose
of modifying it to meet the approval of roads
not represented at the first meeting. The
princijial subject of discussion was the arbi
tration feature tf the agreement. Some of
tbe presidents thought that the arbitrators
were given too much power, and several
amendments defi ling and limiting tbe pow
ers of the executive board were suggested,
but none adopted. The discussion took a
wide range, and while the sentiment of all
present was plait ly in favor of a strong com
pact, it was evid nt that the evolution of an
agreement satisfactory to all lines would re
quire considerabU time. The interpolation of
the "presidents' m reeinent" into the inter-state
commerce railway association agreement was
unfavorably con men ted on, and it waa tbe
opinion of several gentlemen present that the
two agreements conflicted in some respects
and would have t j be modified. After an all
day discussion the meeting adjourned for the
day, very little actual pi-ogress in the direc
tion of the adopti in of the agreemeut by the
lines not represen ed at tbe New York meet
ing having been riade.
Tbe Hues whii b have not yet signed the
agreement are tht Illinois Central, Wisconsin
Central, Alton, and Burlington & Northern.
The meeting will remain in session from day
to day until a satisfactory agreement is
reached, and it i confidently expected that
the four lines out ide will joiti the proposed
There are 1.0(0 registered dentists
TBEATO ATmTT8 FRIDAY, JANUARY
I Time in Tipperary.
Editor O'Brien Raises Cain, as
Is His Wont.
D0NNYBR00K FAIB IN THE OOUET.
The Home Rule Leader Receives a Tre
mendous Ovation and Then Gets Tired
of Court Proceedings and After an Ex
citing Struggle Leaves the Court Room
In Spite of the Judge end Police Many
Persons Wounded in the Fray.
Dublin, Jan. 25. There was great excite
ment nt Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary,
yesterday, and Kditor O'Brien, who was the
defendant on charge of violation of the crimes
act, was greeted by 20,000 cheering Irishmen
when he appeared surrounded by tho police.
There was great difficulty in getting him
through the crowd, which was very demon
strative, but he was finally almost dragged
into the court-room, much to the disgust of
his friends, who set up a murmur against the
When the counsel for the crown had con
cluded bis cose against O'Brien, Timothy
Healy, O'Brien's counsel, applied to the court
for subpoenas for Salisbury and Balfour,
whose sieeches, he said, were similar to
O'Brien's. The application was refused by
the magistrate. The people in the court room
'hen began to object and the galleries were
jrdered to lie cleared. Tbe court officers pro
ceeded to carry out the order when O'Brien
sriod out: "I'll clear out too," and started
(or the door. Tbe magistrate shouted, "Stop
him." Then ensued a fierce struggle.
A constable grabbed O'Brien, and the
people flocked to aid him. Finally, after a
prolonged fight, O'Brien, by the people's aid,
reached the street, bis coat nearly torn from
ack. An immense crowd thereupon
escorted him through the town in triumph.
Tho police made a savage charge upon the
people escorting O Bnen, batoning them mer
cilessly. The crowd returned the attack with
a fusillade of stones and used their stick?
fiely. O'Brien was wounded in the breast
by a rifle stock and scores of people were in
jured. The court hastily issued a warrant
for O'Brien's arrest and then adjourned. The
police with fixed bayonets iatrolled the streets
until a late hour.
A riot occurred yesterday at Clonakelly,
County Cork. A priest, named McCarthy,
was chargini in court under the crimes act
with inciting the people to a loycott. A
large crowd had gathered outside the court
house anl when the court adjourned, 200 po
lice in waiting charged upon the people in or
der to disperse them. Many persons were in
jured by batons and lmyouets. The eople
returned the attack with stones and bot
tles, injuring thirteen of the police, three
dangerously, and one proliahly mortally.
Irge numliers of the eople were seriously
Twenty persons received wounds from bay
onets and at least fifty were clubbed by the
police. Some of the bayonet wounds are
dangerous. It is not known where O'Brien is
at present, and it is not expected that he will
appear in court again.
MRS. HARRISON GOES SHOPPING.
A Tilp to New York to Prepare lor the
White House, Presumably.
Philadelphia, Jan. 25. Mrs. Benjamin
Harrison, wife of the president-elect; Mrs.
McKce, ber daughter, and tho latter's hus
land, and John Wanamaker, arrived hereon
the Chicago limited express at 4 :45 yesterday
afternoon. Mr. Wanamaker. after biddinu
the party good -by and expressing the bope
that they would have a pleasant journey to
New York, went immediately to his otlice.
Mix Harrison and rty left here at 5:15
p. m. tstie saiii they expecjed to remain in
New York for two weeks. Their time will
lie taken up with shopping and sight -seeing,
and it is their intention to make their stay at
the Gilsev house.
Nkw York, Jan. 25. Mrs, Harrison and
Mr. and Mrs. McKee reached the Gilsey J
house last evening. They did not register. I
SHOULD HAVE GIVEN STRINGER ONE.
A Itrakeman Does Good Shooting, but Not
Jnit tiood Knoneh.
Stanford, Ky., Jan. 25. Wednesday
evening, as Conductor O'Mally's south-bound
freight train was (iassing Pittburg, just abov
lie re, James Raines, a brakeman, was fired
upon by two desperadoes, Tom Stringer and
Sam Graggs. Raines retumefhe fire, both
balls taking effect upon Graggs, one through
tbe heart and the other in the temple, killing
him instantly. Raines then started toward
thecalsxise, when Stringer fired at him, strik
ing Raines in the hip. Raines was brought
to this place and is in a serious condition.
Considerable excitement prevails, as it is re
ported that a numlier of Graggs' friends are
expected here, who will attempt to take
Rains. He is at his father's home, and is
guarded by a score of resolute railroad men,
and should the mob make the attempt there
will l blood-siiwl
Had a Depressing Influence.
New York, Jan. 25. The decision of Judge
Brewer in favor of the Iowa railway commis
sioners bad a depressing influence on 'change
yesterday. The case was that of the state
against the Burlington & Quincy, and if sus
tained it deprives the railroads in Iowa of
any recourse from the decisions of the state
courts on the question of whether rates are
"reasonable" or "extortionate," and puts the
railroads practically in tbe hands of the state
railroad commissioners. The propesed leeis-
lntioii in Wisconsin for the Tegulation of
railway traffic" on the same plan as in Iowa
was an additional setback to the hopes of im
provement in the earnings of the giaaJiger
Several Workmen Badly Hurt.
Cincinnati, Jan. 25. A gang of workmen
on the first floor of tbe building at Fifth and
Vine streets, which is being torn down for
Mabley & Carew's new building, were badly
hurt, one of them fatally, by the sudden cav-ing-in
of a wall about 10:30 Thursday morn
ing The second-story wall was being pulled
down with ropes, when its great weigni
caused the wall to collapse, burying the men
with the debris. The Injured are: iinam
Wilson, aged 45, fatally; John Hope, cut on
the bond; Pat Cooney, slightjy injured.;
Henrv Nulry and George Baraett, bruised
about the bead and shoulders; Charles Bar
ret, head cut.
The Great Deal In Sleeping-Cars.
New York, Jan. 25. The Times says the
deal by which tbe Pullman company obtains
control of all the palace-car companies in this
country, except the Wagner company, was
THE STATESMEN OF THE STATES.
Dally Kesumo of Their Transactions In the
Sprinofielo, Ills., Jan. 25. A caucus of
Republicans of the house yesterday morning
decided to refer the adjournment resolution
to a special committee. In the senate the
resolution directing an investigation as to
whether the state railways can not carry pas
sengers at 2 cents per mile was referred to the
railway committee. A resolution was offered
petitioning congress to annex "No Man's
Land" to an adjacent territory. A petition
for tbe repeal of the Merritt conspiracy law
is presented from labor unions of Rock
Island and Moline, Ills., and Davenport, la,
A bifl to provide a simplified plan, of vot
ing on the Australian system was
introduced. The senate, ahortlv after
11 a, m. after taking appropriate
action in memory of tbe late T. L. McGrath,
senator from Coles county, adjourned. There
was a long and lively debate in tbe house
over the senate adjournment resolutions, but
by a strict party vote the bouse ratified the
caucus action. Bills wore Introduced provid
ing that convict made goods shall be stamped
as such; requiring railway companies to pro
Vide metal guards for frogs and switches; ap
propriating 10,000 for statues of Lincoln
and Douglass for the capitol; to kill criminals
by electricity ; a resolution to submit a pro
hibitory amendment Tbe bouse then ad
Indiana Has the Blue-Ribbon
A MAN WHO STOLE HALF A MILLION
And Covered Bis Tracks with a Skill That
Is Almost Admirable How the Con
necticut Mntuitl Was Kept In Good
Humor and Robbed for Several Tears
Five Hundred Thousand Taken, but
About 100.000 Recovered The Com
pany Can Stand It.
Hartford. Conn., Jan. 24. CoL Jacob
Greene, president of the Connecticut Mutual
Life Insurance company of this city.has issued
a circular informing the policy holders that
Joseph A. Moore, for sixteen years financial
correspondent of the company at Indianap
olis, is a defaulter to the amount of about
$500,000, but has restored property which
may reduce the actual loss to $400,000, and
that in any event the loss will not affect th
solvency or impair the dividends of the com
lany, which is very prosperous and will pay
a larger dividend this year than last, while
probably increasing its already large surplus.
The forthcoming annual report will show
assets amounting to $.57,000,000, with a
surplus of alout fS.iiSO.OOO.
Mr. Moore has hitherto enjoyed the unlim
ited confidence, of the company. During the
the past week an investigation of his accounts
was made, revealing the defalcation. This is
the only loss through a financial correspon
dent experienced by the company during its
forty-three years of existeuce. In an inter
view, Mr. fireene said that Mr. Moore was a
leading citizen of Indianapolis aliout forty
five years old, and had been speculating.
The defalcation was of three kinds; principal
of loans aid by Isirrowers, to be remitted to
the company interest for the same purpose,
and rents on real estate in his charge. ITe
concealed the thefts of p!'in i.al by advising
and securing extensions of loans on axount
of alleged tinanciul ditliculties of the borrow
ers, who were represented as affected
by the depression in real estate
values dating from the panic of
187:$. He remitted interest and small pay
ments of principal from time to time in ac
cordance with his representations that the un
fortunate borrowers were struggling to do all
they could. These moneys came out of his
own pocket, or, rather, out of his
stealings. He devised harrowing tales, and
kept the company minutely advised of the
progress of individual alleged cases, and thus
prevented foreclosure proceedings. Occasion
ally he would really settle up one of these
cases, greatly to the satisfaction of the com
pany, and to the apparent vindication of his
judgment. Meanwhile he was constantly re
mitting large sums on genuine investments in
a perfectly correct manner. The rents taken
form but a small art of the defalcation, and
these thefts were easily concealed by misrep
resentations as to short -time verbal leases.
TRYING TO FIND THE THIEF.
Indianapolis Reporters Keep the Bell
a-Klnging for Joseph In Vain.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 85. Up to a late
hour last night Joseph A. Moore, the story
of whose defalcation is contained in the state
ment of President Greene, of the Connecti
cut Mutual Life Insurance company, tele
graphed from Hartford, had not lm found.
Reporters have lieen unable to gain admission
to his residence, and persistent ringing of the
door lell meets with no response. A promi
nent Iwnker said last night that Moore told
him yesterday that he was in trouble with
his company, and w hen it was suggested that
he call on his friends for assistance, said it
was imVMsihle, as the amount of his shortage
was too large. Moore came here from Madi
son, Ind., became a clerk in the Imnking
house of Fletcher & Shurpe, murried a
daughter of Mr. Sharpe, and left the firm in
1873 to take the position of financial agent
for the insurance company, with which he has
ever since been connected.
IT IS POSSIBLY A JOKE.
Rnt the Captain Had Itetter Uok to His
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. S5. Some years ago
Cnpt. John B reset to, who has been connected
with the St. Paul police force for a long time,
bad his bouse burned and bis horse stolen by
a gang which never could be traid. Thurs
day at noon Capt. Bresette w as tbe recipient
of tbe following note: "Addressed You keep
your d n mouth out of others' business, and
we order you to get out of this city before
Jan. or you will be a dead man. White-
On the liack of the note is: "This is a warn
ing for you,." and on the top is n miserable
scrawl of a skull and cross-lwnes The captain
is of the opinion tuat the note i;. ent as a joke
oy some wag.
The "Itl.K-ks of rive" loiter Case.
Nnw York, Jan. 25. The Dudley letter
case came up yesterday in siireme court
cbamliors U-fore Judge Patterson. W. W.
Dudley, the alleged author of the v1ebrated
"blocks of five" letter, recently licgan suits
against 1 be f.venmg Tost, The New York
Times, The Commercial Advertiser and Tlie
New l ork World, claiming f il.llOtl damages
rrom each for publishing the letter. Tbe ar
guments set down for yesterday on the mo
tion of counsel for Ihnlley to vacate tho
order for his client to !' examine.!, in order
that defendants might lie able to put in an
answer to tho complaints, were postponed for
Harriwn Kept His Own Counsel.
Indianapolis, Jan. 25.-A delegation of
colored iieople from Kentucky, hea.Jl by VT
H. Mason, a member of the Republican state
committee, called noii tho presidentelect
yesterdsy to present the congratulations of
the colored people of the .south, the address
having leen adopted at a ivent. convention
of colored men of Kentucky. Tho delegation
was extended a cordial welcome, hut - Gen
Harrison did not indicate what would be his
policy toward the 00,000 colored Kentuck
ians. Still Hoping for I'oland's Freedom.
AYaRSAw, Jan. 25. A large number or lian
quets took place throughout Toland Wednes
day in commemoration of the emeute against
Russian authority in ISi'.t, of which the day
was the anniversary Enthusiastic sieeches
were made, in which hopes were expressed of
achieving the freedom of Poland in the near
Mrs. Harrison Goes to New York.
Columbus, O., Jan. 25. Mrs. Benjamin
Harrison, the wife of the president-elect, ac
companied by her daughter, Mrs. McKee,
and John Wanamaker, of Philadelphia,
passed through here at midnight Wednesday,
en route for New York.
sjasflermany Sends Men to Samoa.
Breheriiavek, Jan. 25. Naval reinforce
ments for the German fleet now in Samoan
waters left here Wednesday on tbe North
German Lloyd steamer Nuernburg.
Lansino, Mich , Jan. 25. The senate re
reived a favoiablo report yesterday on the
bill to increase tbe governor's salary. Notices
were given of bills to repeal tbe standard
time law; to prohibit the manufacture and
sale of liquors in certain counties, to fix tele
phone rates; to revise tbe liquor law; to regu
late tbe formation of corporations engaging
in commerce and navigation. The house
talked over the bill providing that school text
books shall be published under tbe authority
of tbe state, and furnished to pupils at
cost, and that they shall not be changed
oftener than once in five years.
Indianapolis, Jan. 25. The senate elec
tions committee rejiorted on the Ray -Carpenter
case yesterday. Carpenter, Republican,
was elected bv 7V maioritv but th it;
the majority of tins committee said, showed
1. 1 : 1 m ...
ui iuci j oi neverui (icrsoiis ny jarfienter,
besides a gocxl deal of money jjiven out for
"work." The minority of the committee
held, that Carpenter was legally entitled to bis
seat. Tbe debate occupied tbe whole slay
without final action. Tbe house passed tbe
bill establishing a labor bureau. )
Peter McDermott was found guilty Thurs
day, at New York, of manslaughter in beat
ing father to death.
Tbe senate tariff bill has been engrossed and
is ready to be sent to the house. It makes 160
pages 17 by 13 inches in size and contains 40,
John H. McGay, late cashier of the Park
National Bank of Chicago, was held in $2,500
bonds Thursday on a charge of embezzling
$1,500 from the bank.
"Jenkins" has discovered that Gen. Harri
son has ordered one dozen shirts from a New
York firm; that they sell for $150 per dozen
and "have embroidery on the pleats."
During a speech at Birmingham Wednes
day Joseph Chamberlain advocated the ap
plication of the Ashbourne act to England.
Tbe act enables a tenant to buy his holding
with money loaned at low interest by the
Mrs. Elinor Richter, manageress of the
Lennox, an apartment bouse at Cleveland, O.,
fell down the elevator shaft in the building
Thursday morning and was instantly killed.
She was rather stout and her body was hor
An old shed attached to tbe Maine Central
railroad depot at Gardiner, Me., was
knocked down Thursday by a freight train
being backed into it, and in its fall it crushed
and killed Leroy Weymouth and Otis Urover,
and severely Injured by P. H. Ward.
M. Cornudet, member of tbe French cham
ber of deputies for the department of Creut,
fought a duel at Paris Thursday with M.
Chabrouillaud, an editor. The latter was
wounded. The quarrel of which the duel
waa the result was about Gen. Boulanger.
Another Italian waa arrested Thursday
at Wilkesbarre, Pa,, for complicity in the
Flanagan-McClura murder. His name is
Ziffa Beverino. He is a brother of one of the
murderers who escaped to Italy, and impor
tant papers were found on him which he was
about to send to Italy.
Mayor Lee, of Denver, Colo., has furnished
for publication a positive denial of the widely
circulated report that an epidemic of small
pox exists in that city. As a matter of fact,
tle mayor says, there are but three cases of
small-pox within the city limits, and these are
thoroughly quarantined, so that there is no
danger of the dieease spreading.
AN INDIANA SENATOR INDICTED.
Charged with Bribery at the Klertlon in
Inoianapolis, Jan. 25 The federal grand
jury examined a large number of witnesses
from Henry and other counties yesterday. It
is now known that .Senator Carpenter, of the
Shelby and Decatur district, has been in
dicted, but tbe warrant has not been served,
presumably iecause be is exempt from arrest
while serving as a senator. He does not deny
in fact admits that an indictment has been
returned against him, and that the charge is
J. J. Walker, of Adams county, was ar
rested for illegal voting and brought here
last evening. He is the first man arrested on
indictment by the present grand jury.
An Interesting Case Decided.
New York, Jan. ii5. The trial of the suit
or Receiver Henry J. Anderson, of the First
National lank of Albion. N. Y- to recover
$3l,0u0 of the bank's money from the firm of
Chase & Atkins, resulted In a verdict for the
defendants in the United States circuit court
yesterday. 1 be funds of the bank were used
by Cashier A. S Warner, now a defaulter
and fugitive from justice, in stock specula
tions. It was urged in the case
that the brokers accepted the money in good
faith and that they are in no way benefitted
by the thefts of Warner, which resulted in
the ruin of the bank, and that the negligent
directors were alone to blame. The money
was drawn by Warner from the bank in bis
oflicial cajiacity, and the receiver claimed
that the brokers should have known when
I hey opened an individual account with the
defaulter that he was, from tbe nature of the
trunsai tiuii.s, using the bank's funds.
Probably on "Highest Authority."
New Yokk, Jan. 25. The Evening Post
says it is a fact that soon after Cleveland's
inauguration, a German in private life, but
with authority from Bismarck, asked Sec
retary Bayard if the United States would ob
ject to Germany assuming control of the
Samoan islands, and Bayard said the United
States would. This ended the interview.
Another Libel Suit for The Times.
Chicaoo, Jan. 25. A suit for lilwl was
begun against The Chicago Times yesterday
by John Iiurie, proprietor of the Waverly
Temperance Coffee house, claiming damages
to the amount of $50,000. The alleged libel
consisted of a statement in Wednesday's
Times reflecting upon the character of the
coffee houne and its patrons.
Too Sweet on Mrs. Kinr.
Fall River, Mass., Jan. 25. Sim Sher
man, aged 47, who boarded at Clark King's
bouse in Tiverton, R. I., paid too marked at
tentions to Mrs. King to suit the views of
the neightiors, and last Friday aliout twenty
men called Sherman out of the house, daulted
him Iils;rally with tar, told turn to run until
bo dropped, and started him off w ith a series
of vigorous kicks. Sherman ran until he
reached the eng hm bouse in Ibis city, whore
he stayed until he could ev-t the tar off. lie
will not return l Tiverton.
The Weal her We May Kspect.
Wash i sOTo .'itv. Jan. . The indications
for thirtr-six huiirs from 1 p m. yeslerflay are
as follows- for Indiana -Ixxal rains;
nearly slMlinnary tein-rl ure: variable
winds. Kor Iowa Fair w.sillirr; winds be
coming wester ly. For Illinois -Kair weather,
preceded in southern portion by local rains;
wsj-fner. ext-i'it in extreme southern portion
nearly stationary temperature; variable
wiiiils. Koi Michigan and Wisiiirisin- Fair
Miralhcr. em epl in northern ibh I ions Ihrht lo-
cl snows or lain, wanner. woiiIJutIt winds
veering lo westerly.
Chicaoo. Jan. 24.
Following were the Quotations on tha
hoard of trade to day: Wheat-No. X Febru
ary. oh;iicI !M. closed 'JCHc; May, opened
Co, :Iom-I ITVfc,.; Jiiiy.oneued 8 !c. closed W.
Corn No. 2 Keluuury, opened ItfUc, closed
IITAc; Man h. oiM-ned :t!c, closed -bltn-: Mav
opeued ioaeil :17c. O.ita-No. 2 Febru
ary, uunm-d , cloned 2476c May. ouened
s:. lusts! Zni-U; IWk-Kehnirv.
opened $11 H... el.! $11.70. M.itvti. oocn.-d
iusl fll.tvi; May. otieneil Sli:l r.mi
$12.10. lrd - Kchruat y. opened S Iti!. closed
The Union stork yards reports the following
prices: Hogs -Market opened slow, light
grades steady, oi her lots Cc lower; light grades.
$4 MKrft."" ft; tough fiMtr.king. $l.7n4.75; mixed
lots. $4.7TifiW ."; he-ivy mk king and shipping
lots. $4.0'jil.ft"i. Cattle- Demoralized; nativm.
$.!A&4.4U; bulk. J.40aJ 7.',; cows. $l.fti.ou:
t.keis and feeders. $3.21(1.40. Sheep -Steady;
native muttons. HUKLI. 15: west
ern corn-ted. $l.:D&4.?fi: lambs. $T ilxirt 40.
Produce: But ler Fancy Klirin creamers
KSfcai ler lb.; fancy dairy. Iil7c: nacklna
slock. liiCMiW:. Kbits- Strictly fresh laid. l.VA
IbVic: icn-hous stock not wan tod. Dressed
poultry- Chickens. 7Kc per pound; turkeys,
lOZWIc; ducks, loailc. Rceso. So.5lK17.lM ner
dot Potatoes -Choice Rurbanks. :ilia.lrr IMP
bu.; Keaiityof ltebron.313:Elc; Karly KostlBUc
sweet potatoes. $I.753U) per bob Apples
Choice greenings, $I.Miai. per bbl. Cran-
Oeriles-fOUil ;l mr ,,.
Nw York, Jan. 24.
Wheat- Quiet: No. 1 red state. l ov- kv. a
do,96?Hc; No. 2 red winter Feltruary, ttic
do March. jc. Corn-Hull; No. 2 mixed
cash, 44c; tin Jannsry, CJac; do February
4;?ic; do March, iWc. Oals Unlet: No. i
white stale, r4Ur; No. S do. IWe; No. 2 mixed
February. do March. K..n.,ii
Hurley-Nominul. Perk-Dull; new mess!
$l3.71iiU.i. Lard-Quiet; Jauu.ii y. $7.at. Feb
Livestock: Cattle Nntt-arilixr-
dull; native sides, 5ia7Vto V ; to-day's Liv.
arpool cable quotes American refrigerator beef
dull atdftnv t. Sheep and Lambs-Sheep,
decidedly linn; $4Jtt.U) a loo ts; lambs,
toady; $A.6U27.JiO. Uoae-MeaUllr. V i,iA7U
P 1UU t.
Hay Upland prairie, $788.
'Xiy Tlnwui; new $78.00.
nay w uu, o :uuae Jj.
Oost Mart lis : bsid 8.00
OordWeoe-Oak, $4.16; Hickory, $3.
Straw-$ 0r baled $4.00.
Adamson & Ruiclt)
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue
Rock Island, m
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
IST'Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repajre(j
Tbe finest carriages and buggies in
tha city can be bad at any bonr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
Wo. 1116 Third Avenue.
1 UI It I
i ii i i m' "Wst n
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
e Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave., Rock Islanl
ON LY S2.00 A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
and have some of the latest novelties of the srsson.
HAKELlEti, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCalie's.
CARPETS IND WALL PAPM.
New Patterns frr Spring 1889, received daily
L. W. PETERSEN'S, 212 West 2nd St., D.ivenpov,
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER.
JOHN VOLK & CO.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wood
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenue,
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn wlea' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
brought, Cat ud Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting end Brut Goods of every deacriptloft
Robber Hoae and Packing of all I inda. Drai Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Office aad Shop No. tl7 Eighteenth Bt.. ROCK ISLUHD, ILL.
Iron Fira Place.
Something New and Valna!-!-
The Aldine is ronstruttnl on vj-,
tiflc princ iples. Unlike snv othtr tv"
it hs8 a return drafi; thi ina ws "j .,
and perfi ct cumbUhtinn. er nornyof ? e
perfect ventilation, distriini'..n" (,f ,.
and equnlmtion of umji-rs'arp fr,r
floor to ceiling. Hums r f.f
coal, apd has five timi s the le i
pacif y of any ether grate on ihe n -.:V't,
Call or exutninc or serul f..r e,;cu;r
giving full information
DAVIS & CAMP. Asnu.
. D.tveupor'i, I w.
, . - ew, , ,
sterling Silver and Plated War j .
Jeweleiy, Clocks, 0
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacle f
Other dptical GoocU
JACOB RAMSER, I
No. 1827 Second .Avemie. V
4 ' oStTtW.