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THE BOOK TBITA'ND AIMTPB MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
iOhN W- POTTER.
M on dat, January 28. 1889.
BcRLrNGTON Qaielle: Just at the bus
Iness interests of Burlington seem to be
taking on new vigor, when men of all
classes are begioniog to feel the impulses
of renewed growth and prosperity for the
city, comes a vagabond, under pay,
known as informer French, and files in
formation which leads to the closing of
three large breweries in this city, ems
ploying many hands and bringing thous
ands of dollars into Burlington trade
from Illinois towns, which have been the
chief customers for these industries.
Every branch of business in the city will
feci this blow. And still there will be do
prohibition. Prohibition laws are the
creation of a breath of air, but prohibi
tion does not come so easily.
Ms. H. F. McLeoo, of the Smithsonian
Institute, said recently, in speaking of
ancient American tools, to at carpentry
was the trade of aboriginal Americans,
He said: "The Indians and the mound
builders had a very good idea of wood
working. You will see even now some
very pretty joining done by the Sioui
Indians. Their tent poles make a fit
which many a white carpenter would not
like to try to bctTtr. The Aztecs knew
how to make a very good manageable
glass, and their best cutting blades,
awords, daggers, and spears, saws, chis
els, and axes were made of it. When the
edges dulled they broke it from the end
instead of sharpening it, and got a new
cutting lino. You can see a great deal
of aboriginal carpentry still In use among
the Moqul Indians in the United States
They know how to make ladders, and
they swing their doors on hinges from
the top, and tbey know how to mortise
timber knew how long before Columbus
landed in America. The chisel tbey push
rather than ho miner, and tbey work the
board up and down on a fixed saw rather
than the saw on the board, but withal
they get creditaMe results. The frame
work in the Pueblos is quite as honest as
anything we have in America."
i'reeport .irl Want Hint.
Frcen irt Bulletin.
J. Babcock. ol Ann Arbor, Michigan,
who is to receive $.-i)0,000 from his
uncles estate provided he marries within
five years after tUe lat'er's death, has re
ceived a great man y letters from love
lorn maidens, awon? w lnm it is stated in
a dispatch is a Freeimrt larlv. The gen
tleman's correspondence became so great
that he decided to select bis wife by means
ol a competitive examination to be held
by a committee. All the letters have
been filed, and in due lime all the writers
will be notified to appear and be exam
ined as to general health, intelligence,
beauty, age, disposition, etc. One Cin
cinnati beauty wrote to him recently: "I
am tired of reading articles about you in
the papers. If you wnt a wife, whv
don't you get one in Ann Arbor were you
aret If you are not suited, write me a
line at No. . street. Cincinnati ."
A Boston piihlitier tit ffered an Ann
Arbor photographer (!0 for a picture of
isaocock, but the latter modestly declined
to furnish tbe photograph. Babcock
writes: "I am still receiving at immense
number of photogr-iphs and letters, and
I could have more photographs if I re
quested tbe ladv writers to forward them.
My correspondence from the fair sex is
So far no Rock Island girls are re
ported as proposing to the favored Mich
igander. f 500,000 is no object to them
Bnbbeit the J untie.
A singular incident kicked up quite a
commotion injustice Kaufoiann's court at
Davenport, Saturday. A young farmer
named James Mai one. living near tbe
Wapsie, was in tbe magistrate's office for
tbe purpose of receiving his fees aa wit
ness in a case that was up before the jus
tice some time ago. Tbe justice in pay
ing Malone his fees which amounted to
$0.50, placed a $10 bill on his docket
on the table before him. When Malone
was handed his fees be slyly picked up
the $10 bill from the table. Malone was
leaving the office when the justice dis
coverd the bill missing and as soon as
Malone had closed the door behind him.
Justice Eaufmann sprang from his chair
and hastily stepped to the door and
called to tbe thief.
The justice was angry. He declared
to Malone that he had stolen $10 from
him. The boldness exhibited by the angry
justice made Malone weaken. Be ad
mittcd be took the $10 and he drew the
bill from his vest pocket and returned it.
The meanness that would inspire such an
act only made the justice feel more bitter
when the guilty man admitted the theft.
He declared he would prosecute him for
larceny. Malone tried hard to settle tbe
matter, made excuses of every possible na
ture. but tbey bad no effect on the deeply
hurt magistrate. Justice Kaufmann
went at once to the ofllce of Justice
Eagal, swore out information against
Malone, charging him with larceny.
A DnvlllHh I'lere of IIiirIimms.
Ijiwiston, M. T., Jan. 2s A partially
successful attempt wua mutlo earl)' (Saturday
morning to wreck an east-bound paxnnger
train just as It was entering the Lew is ton
yanJUk The engine, three luigaga aud ex
proa can, and an emigrant car left the track,
but no serious damage was done. An inves
tigation showed that a switch-light had been
put out by breaking the glass front, and the
witch thrown over so as to derail the train.
A number of railroad employes have been
discharged during the past mouth for Incapa
bility, aud they are credited by the railroad
official with the cowardly work.
Moor, the IudianapolU Defaulter.
Indian apolis, Jan. 2 There is a general
belief here that Joseph A. Moore, the default
ing agent of the Connecticut Mutual, will be
arrest!, but the most careful investigation
folia to develop Him furl that a warrant haa
been aworn out. Thut be is under the sur
illaiHw of eiistRrn detectives there can be no
doubt. The Fireman's Kund company loses
2,000 und the German Ainorlcan, Imperial
and others are also losers, so it is stated.
Four Thousand Hogn Rurned Alive.
Jxrsey City, N. J., Jan. 28. The Central
Stock Yard company's hog abattoir on the
wast bank of the Hackonsack river was
burned Saturday evening. Over 4,000 live
hogs were in the building when the Bra broke
out and only a few of them eacaped.
A Iaflcliicjr on the Atchison.
Boston, Jan. 28. The Atcbiaon report
ahows a deficiency of $l,5o8,(JU0.
Let'a aee. you can't make wrong, right,
or darkness, sunshine. Of course Dot,
but one bottle or 8alvation Oil can
change a half-frantic victim of rheum a-
mmu, mio a Tery uoye or gentleness.
Wanted, a Policy.
Lack of Harmony Over Affairs
Out in Samoa.
WHITNEY ASKS A RULE OF ACTION,
And Is Kslil to Favor a Vigorous Coarse
with Plain Talk to Kismaerk The Presi
dent and IHcklnson Inclined the Same
Way, but the Other Hesitate Some Ko-
rent Correspondence The (ierman Side
Stated by Consul Knanue at Apja.
Washingtox Citv, Jan. 28. The pom
tion assumed and the arguments used by Sec
retary Bayard in the negotiations with Eng
land and Germany on the aubjer-t of Samoa
during the prelimi nary period of diplomacy
and before German punlxwts were brought
Into play for the destruction of property be
longing to Kamoans and to - Americans in
Samoa had the entire approval of those who
are now severely criticising the secretary for
WTLTTAM P. WW1TNFY.
bis fmictiiin since the Germans have shown
a dispell ion to throw all treaties and agree
ments to the wind. The position ho took in
the conference with the representatives of
Knglatid and Germany is admitted to be un
assailable and his arguments unanswerable,
but the fact that the stare department acted
so acceptably then only accent imtw the dis
appointment felt at the slowing of the de
It is stated by one who is in a ignition to
know, that the cabinet is far from harmonious
in this nmtter. Some insist upon prompt
action, while others prefer a isdiy of cau
tion. Secretaries Whitney and Dickinson, it
is said, would serve an immediate warning
upon Germany that further interference in
the internal affairs of SamoA would be re
garded as a violation of our rights under our
treaty with Samoa and our agrpemenU with
Germany herself, and that, it would be re
sented by the United States. Secretary
Fairchild inclines to Secretary Bayard's
policy of cauHnn, and so does Secretary
Endicott. Attorney (ieneral (iarland's jiosi
tion is with the secretary of state. Secretary
Vilas, too, favors the cautious policy. The
president is said to lie more in accord with
Whitney and Dickinson than with the others,
and when he throws his weight entirely on
that side, as it is believed he will before long,
numrwrs will not prevail
It was suggested by a leading member of
the diplomotic corps that rrinr Bismarck
would proliably le in no hurry to bring about
a termination of the present difficulty. "Bis
marck," said he, "realizes that the German gov
ernment has a navy that is by no means com
mensurate with its (xisition among the great
powers of Eurojw. A war clou,! like this will
not only furnish ample justification for keep
ing up the great army Germany now has, but
it will be used ai an argument for the build
ing of enough great vessels of war to put the
German empire into the front rank as a mar
itime power. Bismarck is a great schemer."
Secretary Whitney's position is certainly
in favor of the government either "putting up
or sunning up, as
is demonstrated in
made public, Jn
answer to a letter
from Oi airman
H e r b e rt, of the
house naval com
mittee, he refers to
the copy of a letter
he had written to
the state deiiart
ment inclosed in his
letter to Herbert,
and then says that
until a decision is
reached as to what Hilary a. Herbert.
Uncle Sam is "going to doabont it" he can not
ay whether any further appropriations are
needed or not Continuing he savs: "Neither
the Monroe doctrine nor any other expression
of policy is understood to apply to the islands
of the Pacific One by one they have been
taken without interference from us. If there
is to be no new departure affecting this group
of islands, I conceive that tbe department is
quite able now to perform every duty arising
out of existing conditions," and he adds that
he is awaiting the declaration of a "definite
The letter to the state department referred
to calls attention to a dispatch from the com
mander of the United States steamship Nip
sic, now at Samoa, which briefly recounts the
events at Apia already given in full in these
dispatches, and says the situation is so serious
as to require the reinforcement of the naval
force there. Secretary Whitney says he can
end the shipe, but intimates that unless the
United States government is going to take
decisive action there is no use sending them.
He proceeds as follows: "In view of tbe crit
ical situation at the Samoan islands it seems
to the department that the officers of the
squadron, if further vessels are to be dis
patched, should receive instructions of a defi
nite character as to their duty in the pre
mises." There can be no doubt, he says, that Ger
many's purpose is to seize these islands in the
Interests of a commercial company. The
United States has treaties with the Samoans
and harbors have been reserved for us
thereby, which will become of national con
sequence to us as a naval power," provided
that tbe islands remain independent If Ger
many i to assume their government the har
bors will be of no use to us, therefore, "in
view of the late advices and this request for
an additional force the department dee ires to
be advised whether it is the purpose of the
government to announce any policy regard
ing the Samoan group of which the officers
should be advised."
A Prospect of Plenty of Talk.
Washinotox City, Jan. 28. The senate,
relieved of the incubus of the tariff bill, has
succeeded in clearing its calendars of all neces
sary miscellaneous legislation and is ready
now to take up half a dozen measures on the
calendar of importance second only to the
tariff bill The only appropriation bill in
sight, not yet acted upon by the senate, is the
consular and diplomatic, and as this bill con
tains two amendments relating to Samoa it
will bring the Samoan question before the
senate for the first time since the trouble be
gan brewing, and the delwte on thew two
amendments is likely to take the direction of
criticism and defense of the secretary of state
and will afford perhatw the Unit opportunity
of Republican senators to revive, before tht
inauguration of President Harrison, the mem
ories of tbe campaign and to give the present
administration a parting blow. There ia alac
a chance for the same sort of debate in .be
bouse, for the committee on foreign affaire bat
the privilege of calling up the Panama canal
resolutions, which, while the privilege only
allows three hours for debate, may easily
precipitate a spell of oratory that will last
A Very Probable Hypothesis
Washington City, Jan. 28. No official
advices have been received at the state depart
ment of the reported firing upon an American
ailing vessel by a German warship on the
Zanzibar coast Assistant Secretary Rives,
of the state department, aaid that he could
jmly account for the occurrence, If true, oo
tbeby(Hlliwis that the sailing vessel was en
flavoring to break the blockade on the Zanzi
bar coast md run in arms and ammunition.
FROM THE GERMAN VIEW.
Ittsmarck's Consul at Samoa filves Hi
Version of the Case.
San Francisco, Jan. 2H. A letter from
the German consul at Apia, Samoa, ad
dressed to other German consuls, has been re
ceived her and printed. He charges that th
disturbances in Samoa are the direct result ol
American incitement, the persons mostly re
sponsible being one Scanlan, a half-breed
claiming American protection; Klein, tht
newspaper man, and J. H. Moors, an Ameri
can trader. Scanlan, according to the con
sul's account incited the natives to attack
German st ilors ashore on leave, during wbict
attack a number of the sailors and Samoans
were wounded. Klein is held responsiblt
for the native attack on the boat's crew ol
German Sb iloi-s by which some thirty-five ol
the latter were killed and wounded ; Klein,
the consul a.erts, encouraged the Sumoans,
and went to far as to fire the first shot him
self. Moon is charged with doing what h
can to keep up the rolellion, because it ii
money in bis pocket. A schooner from Amer
ica arrived on Dec. 25, and part of her load
was H5,(XK) rounds of ammunition consigned
to Moors. An apixvil was made to Consul
Black look ro stop the sale of this ammunition,
but he said he could uot interfere in the mat
ter. The Gei man consul again wrote to the
American representative offering to purchase
the cartrid es, at the same time leaving tht
ammunition in Mr. Blacklock's charge as a
guarantee 1 hat it was not bought for the ust
iif the foil i went of Tnmsasese. The United
States vice consul met this friendly offer by
referring Dr. Knapjie to Moors, who, tht
consul says, has done more mischief in Samoa
than any o her man in tbe south seas by sell
ing, since the beginning of the Samoan
troubles, aims and ammunition to the natives,
and who hits endeavored to make this busi
ness more r litable 100 cartridges for f U
by inciting the ruliels against the govern
HORRI3LE CRIME NEAR LANSING.
A WoiiM-lie Robber Begins His Work with
a Repeating Rifle.
Lankim. Mich., Jan. 'JS. August Tonto,
a neighlKM- of Christian Stockal, who reside
with his fiitnily, consisting of his wifo, son
and granddaughter named Miss Foltz, sever,
miles from this city, approached the Stx-hai
residence f n Saturday night and fired foui
shots from repeating rifle at the occupant
through thu window, instantly killing Mrs.
Stochal ai d dangerously wounding Mist
Foltx and Mr. SUx hal. Young Stochal waf
absent at t ie time. It is supposed that rob
bery was the object of the murderer, but
failing to '.till the whole family Tonto fled
without attempting robbery. He purchased
a railway ticket at Holt, a small station neat
where the murder was committed, and hat
not I wen wen since. Stochal's son was ar
rested on tie supposition that he knew some
thing of the plans of the murderer.
Why That Rig Gun Burst.
Pittsbui o, Pa., Jan. 28. Superintendent
Hainswortl , of the Pittsburg Steel Casting
company, and tbe inventor of the cast -steel gun
that failed Tx stand the government test, hat
just completed a test of some of the fragments,
and admits fatal defects in the material. One
of the more important causes for the bursting
of the gun was "shrinkage strains." This,
Mr. Hainsv orth states, was occasioned by tht
lack of projr annealing. The tests applied
disclose the fact that at the gun's breech the
metal bad I een tempered to brittleness, while
at tbe muzzle the proper tempering had teen
obtained. Mr. Hainsworth is yet confident
that with a proper model, good steel, and ade
quate annealing furnaces a gun can ! ca-st
that will fqual or be superior to tho best
built-up guns made.
Zallnski's Pneumatic Gun.
K, Jan.'JS. Th official tests of tht
from Jan. 1
imatic dynamite gun tostponed
) took place Saturday at Fort La-
naval loard. Commander Good-
rich ami I
.ieuts. Fisk and Schnieder, were
ides several foreign naval and
rts. The range was 2.100 yards,
eighed 4o0 pounds each and 175
xpliMive matter was used with
f the nine shots fired, eight re-
suited in pi
etty nearly what the inventor
greatest variation being aiout
Panic at a St. Lonis Matinee.
St. Louis. Mo., Jan. 23. A cry of fire dur
ing the first art of the opera of "Erminie," at
the Olympic theatre, caused a scene of wild
excitement Saturday afternoon. The great
audience, composed principally of ladies and
children, Ume panic-stricken, and for a
time it looked as though there must lie loss of
life. Woiim n fainted and others went intc
hysterics, ai d it was with great difficulty that
the few in;n present restored order. Nc
casualties are reported.
Annan's Fxperts In Ceylon.
Chicago, Jan. VS. A telegram from Col
ombo, Ceylon, states that the Chicago and
AU-Americt n Iia.se Ball clulis arrived there
on the ilb and played a game on the 26th
before a big audience, which gave enthus
iastic applause. The clubs left on their way
east that sane night
Oar Nellie Is Home Again.
Nkw Youk, Jan. 28. Mrs. Nellie Grants
Sartoris aar ved here yesterday on tbe steam
ship Etruria on a visit to hex mother, Mrs.
Tlie Pnim Seriously 111.
Romk, Jan. 2S. For some time the pope
has been iu oor health and Saturday he had a
fainting spell. His case is considered serious.
Destitute Immigrants Landed.
New You t, Jan. 28. Over fifty destitute
immigrants were landed at Castle Garden
Saturday by the Bremen steamship Ems.
looks Like a Murder.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 2H. No attempt
was made U run cars on the Atlantic Avenue
company's lines yesterday, and all was quiet
among the strikers. Henry W. Adams, a
stableman, was found dead Saturday night
on the sidewalk under an open second-story
doorway of the company's stables. Death
was apparently caused by a fall from the
doorway. t was learned, however, that the
night watchman had admitted to tbe build
ing three strikers who said they wanted to
talk to Adas is and try to persuade him to
strike. Thete three men, Moses Stenson,
John Collier and Kernan Graham, were ar
rested on suspicion. They denied having
used violence, but said that Adams had be
come frightened and bad run to the doorway
and either ji mpnd or fallen out.
An Extra Session Still More Probable.
Washino'-ow City, Jan. 28. The fact that
the Mills bil , with the senate substitute, has
been sent to iJie house ways and means com
mittee has rvvived in Republican circles the
talk of an e ctra session. The Republicans
accept tbe reference as an assurance that no
tariff legislation will be had this congress.
McKinley, ho boa heretofore been rather
adverse to a i extra session, said to a repre
sentative of the United Press that the vote of
reference had done more to make likely an
L extra session than anything else in the past
Ii redeemable Pledge.
St. Louis. Jan 28. Parks Pledges, de
scribed as a happy-go-lucky sort of fellow,
living with his brother-in-law near Holly
Springs, Ark., blew his brains out two or
three days ap o. He was engaged to marry
two young ladies, and bad arranged for the
marriage ceremony to take place in each
case on tbe si me day, but finally realizing the
predicament tie was in and not knowing any
other way to get out of it, he went into the
woods, spread his overcoat on the ground,
and deUberatily shot himself.
Coal Ol Fonnd In Connecticut.
' Waterbui r, Conn., Jan. 28. The Joint
stock com pa ay of Waterbury capitalists,
who have bet a boring for oil at Southbury,
are rejoicing over the discovery of oil at a
depth of 1,50) feet The drill runs through
a vain of ear h, at 150 feat, in which there is
If Paris is France
Gen. Boulanger is the French
Man of Destiny.
A GREAT POLITICAL VIOTOKY WON,
His Principal Competitor Hesten by Over
80,000 Votes Scenes of Intense Excite
ment Prevented from Developing Into
Wild Turbulence by a Great Show of Gen
d'Armes Floquet Ministry Dttomed
Seuil-Occasional Crisis at Hantl.
Paris, Jan. 28. The complete return;
from the department of tbe Seine give Bou
langer, 244,070; Jacques, lftJ,530; Bouile, lft-
7(i0; other candidates, 10,358; Boulanger'l
majority, 54,432. The Boulangists con
fidently predict the fall of the Floquet min
istry, and the dissolution of the chamber.
ORV. OFOUOK ERNEST BOCLANOER.
The city is carefully guarded by the ioliee
and military to prevent disturbance.
(Jen. Boulanger will resign his seat for the
department of the Seine, to which he was
elected yesterday, and retain his representa
tion in the chamber of deputies of the de
partment of the Nord.
During Saturday night there was much ex
citement ami considerable disorder through
out the city. Many brawls and street fights
occurred, which in some cases were very
serious. The disorder was particularly great
in the vicinity of Montmartre and Faubourg
temple, where quite a large number of per
sons were wounded. Yesterday morning
opened bright and fair, and the streets were
thronged at an early hour.
There was great excitement in the boule
vards after the result of the election becamf
known. The police were not aggressive, but
their presence in strong force restrained
whatever latent desire to raise a disturbance
may have lurked in the breasts of the more
jubilant or discomfited of tho crowd. Ten
thousand jiersons alternately sang and
cheered outside the Cafe Durand, esecially
when Gen. Boulanger apieared at a window
and tawed his acknowledgments. When
Boulanger, upon alighting from his carriage,
passed the restaurant opjwsite the Cafe Du
rand, where the friends of the government
were assembled, he was vehemently hissed by
the adherents of the ministry. The Boulang
ists replied with a shower of stones and the
hissing ceased. The singing of jntriotic
songs in the streets was continued until long
For the first time in Taris carriages were
largely employed to convey voters to the
polls. Boulanger's carriages were the first in
the field, and his canvassers were provided
with the names and addresses of the Panama
shareholders and other classes of electors.
Louise Michel worked hard on behalf of the
Since J uly, 1!7, Gen. Boulanger has re
ceived in the diiTVrent elections an aggregate
vote of Tim.uoo. The Republicans, during
tbe same period, claim 1.200,000. One enter
prising morning newspaper engaged 2.r0
sjiecial reporters, each of whom it provided
with a cab and thirty bicyclists to bring the
results in each section with the greatest pos
The prefect of police enlisted the services
of a large numtar of householders to aid the
police iu maintaining order. Troops were
held in readiness at various points, and cav
alry were ordered to patrol the streets and
disjierso all gatherings. Municijial guards
lined the boulevards, and in every quarter
the jKilice and military were well prepared
to suppress an outbreak.
The cabinet held a special meeting last
night in view of the result of the Seine elec
tion, ami remained in session from 11 o'clock
until 1 this morning. IYemier Floquet in
formed lYesident Caroot that the ministry
was preiiared to resign if the president
thought such action advisable. Several
ministers advocated the reconstruction of the
cabinet on a broader ttasis. President Carnot
awaits conferences with various members of
the cabinet tafore giving his decision.
President Carnot has consulted with MM.
Ferry, Waldeck-Rousseau, Tirard, Raynal,
and others. The ministers separated after
deciding uoii police measures to preserve
. GREAT INTEREST IN LONDON.
No Surprise at the Result, but a Crisis Ile
London, Jan. 23. The rooms of the Lon
don clul and the corridors of the principal
hotels were crowded at an early hour last
evening by irsons awaiting the announce
ment of the result of the Paris election, and
the excitement which prevailed everywhere
was a great and in some cases greater than
that which has attended many a general elec
tion for members of the British house of com
mons. All sorts of rumors were afloat and
predictions of dire disaster to Frauce, or the
immense enhancement of her prestige ac
cording to the political leanings of tbe pro
ptiets were f reely made. Tho definite result
was received much earlier than was exjiected,
and while it aroused considerable discussion
it excited no surprise.
The most remarkable phase of the election
was the perfect discipline of the Boulangists,
which affords another example of Boul&nger's
wonderful skill as an organizer. Each of the
373 Hilling places in the department was
guarded by members of the Patriotic league,
who worked like beavers throughout the day,
and the outcome attests the faithfulness of
their work. The Boulangists, confident of
success, had arranged for an immense lan
quet at the cafe Durand, to celebrate their
victory as soon as the result should be known.
At 10 o'clock the approaches to the cafe
were lined with troops, and the base
ment of the Madelaine was filled with
soldiers in readiness to pounce upon the
crowd in the event of a row. The
banquet took plai.-e, however, without the at
tendance of any unusual disturbance. When
the announcement was made thut Boulanger
had protahly received a mojority of 100,000
the opHnenU of Boulanghun were dumb
founded. The police, military, aud other
oflicials immediately made preparations to
suppress any disorder thai might grow out
of tho ebullitions of the followers of the
doughty general or the discomfiture of his
adversaries, and for a while the excitement
was intense, though it was manifested chiefly
in noisy rutbnr than physical demonstration, j
The lateatdispatches from Paris indicate that
the government must resign Immediately and
it is stated tliat President Carnot, foreseeing
this, has decided to request M. Rnuvior to at
tempt to form a ministry. It is impossible
to overestimate tbe gravity of the situation.
A crisis seems inevitable Boulanger's suc
cess being assured and in view of the diffi
culty which naturally must be encountered
in bringing together a stable cabinet task
which now seems almost impossible the like
lihood of the formation of a species of pro
visional government as a last resort seemc
SOCIALISTS AND ANARCHISTS.
A Chicago Champion of the Former Re
pudiates the Latter.
Chicago, Jan. 28. Symptoms of a split Is
the ranks of tha American section of the So
cialistic labor party developed at the msetin
in Waverly hall yesterday afternoon. At tht
close of Professor Garside's lecture on "Scien
tific Socialism,'' T. J. Morgan, who was pre
siding at the meeting, took the floor and pro
tested against the language used by the
lecturer, wherein the latter classed Socialism
with Anarchism. ''Mrs. Parsons spoke in thil
hall last Wednesday night," continued Mor
gan, uandshe used the word 'Socialist' every
time she should have used the word 'Anarch
ist' Mrs. Parsons has no right to call herself
a Socialist. She is an Anarchist, and hat
avowed herself as such. If there is any odium
attached to it she ought to have it Anarch
ist and Socialist have nothing in common,
except opposition to the present system. But
both as to tactics and remedies there ia the
widest difference between them."
As one who bad spent his time and money
freely for the propaganda of Socialism Mor
gan wanted an effort made to clearly put bo
fore the public that there was the widest dif
ference between Socialism and Anarchy, and
he criticised, the lecturer severely for adding
to this confusion, instead of making a strong
effort to make the two distinct He was. op
posed to Anarchists masquerading as Social
ists. After the meeting adjourned the opinion
was very generally expressed that the episode
of the afternoon would lead to a split in th
COULDN'T AGREE ON TERRITORY.
The Railway Presidents' Meeting at Chi
cago Strikes a Difficult Job.
Chicago, Jan. 28. The question of terri
tory was considered by the presidents of the
western roads at their deliberations Saturday.
The committee to which was referred thii
question rendered a unanimous report, but
the Burlington & Northern and the Wabash
at once entered a vigorous protest. The
Burlington & Northern thought that the
"Soo" road should be invited to join the asso
ciation, or that some provision should be
made to meet the outside competition that
would allow the roads, members of the new
association, to protect themselves. The rec
ommendation that the main line of the Wa
bash, from St Louis to Toledo, be included
in the new association was unsatisfactory to
Receiver McNulta. After wrangling over
tne questions raised all day the meet 1112 final
ly adjourned, after referring the territorial
question back to the committee.
Burial of Congressman Hnrnes.
St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 27. Such a distin
guished party was never tafore assembled in
St Joseph as was collected yesterday to pay
a last tribute of respect to Missouri's popular
congressman, James N. Bnrnes, The con
gressional escort, the governor and state of
ficials and every prominent politician in
northwestern Missouri were assembled at Ayr
Lawn, the magnificent country home two
miles south of the city, at 2 o'clock. Before
the Knights Templar, who were in charge of
ine lunerai services, had begun the ceremonies,
the escort and visitors were permitted to view
the remains. The services at the house were
brief, and the funeral oration was by Rev. A.
G. Dinwid.lie, of the Methodist church, of
which Mr. Burnes was a member. After the
services at the house the procession was
formed and proceeded to Mount Maria ceme
tery, where the remains were interred.
INVESTIGATED A RATE WAR.
The Inter-State Commerce Couamltloa
Makes Some ltecommendatlon.
Washington Citv, Jan. 2S. The inter
state commerce coiiiinision has published an
opinion on the subject of passenger tariffs and
rate wars, prepare.! by Chairman Cooley.
The paper narrates the facts attending the
war in passenger rates at St Louis in Octo
ber, arid also the circumstances of the passen
ger rate war which prevailed at Chicago in
December, tath of which were investigated
by the commission. In the St Louis case
east-bound limited fares were reduced by all
the lines from about $22 to from $6.M to $10.
It is found that the provisions of the act tx
regulate commerce were not complied with,
and that the reductions in the manner in
which they were made were not only illegal
but were unwise and injurious to the carr.eit
who took part in the warfare as well as to the
The Chicago rate war extended over the
lines running to St Paul, Minneapolis,
Kansas City and St Louis. Its characteristic
feature was the fact that tickets ere placed
in the hands of brokers or scalpers to lw sold
at rates talow the tariff rates, an.l that the
roads excused themselves for their dealings
with brokers by claiming the ri-ht to pay
commissions at wilL The business of the
ticket brokers was investigated anil many
facts are stated. The act to regulate com
merce forbids discriminations ltwcen pas
sengers, and forbids tbe sale of tickets at a
greater or less rate than the established
schedule. Violation of law in many respects
is pointed out
The commission recommends that the act
be so amended as, first, to define what shall
be considered excursion and commutation
tickets; second, to prohibit all payment of
commissions on the sale of tickets and all sale
of tickets fur inter-state business except by
the regular agents of the carriers; third, to
require the carriers to provide for the speedy
and convenient redemption of unused tickets
or couKus. Previous recommendations in
respect to amendments relating to joint tar
iffs and notices of reduction of rates are re
newed. BLOODY FIGHT WITH TRAMPS.
An Officer Killed and Three of the Tramp
Wilkesiiarre, Pa., Jan. 23. At Hyde
park, Scranton, last night, in a fight between
police officers and four tramp-burglars, Offi
cer Ellis was fatally shot and three of the
tramps wounded. The tramps had taken
refuge in an old water tank, iuto which three
of tbe officers attempted to gain entrance,
disguised as tramps. The real object of their
visit, was however, surmised by the tramps,
who immediately opened fire upon tbe offi
cers, four bullets entering the abdomen of
Policeman Ellis, inflicting fatal wounds. The
officers returned the fire, wounding two of
the tramps, but the latter succeeded iu barri
cading the door. The officers afterward broke
down the door and again fired on the men,
wounding another of their number. Firing
by both parties continued, but the tramps
finally managed to make their escape. Mayor
Ripple and the entire police force, followed
by a mob of 1 ,000 people, are now in search
of the tramps, who thus far have eluded their
pursuers. A locomotive with officers aboard
has gone in each direction on the Delaware,
Lackawanna & Western railroad, in the hope
of cutting off the escape of the fugitives.
The House Snubs the Senate.
"Washington Citt, Jan. 28. The speaker
laid the senate substitute for the Mills tariff
bill before the house Saturday, with the
senate request for a conference on the same.
Only once before had such a request been re
fused and the Republicans vigorously urged
assent to the proposition this time; but the
Democrat made the point of order that the
rules of the house required reference of the
bill to the ways and means committee, and
tbe speaker sustained the point Edmunds'
resolution on the Panama canal (reasserting
the "Monroe doctrine') was reported, recom
mitted and the committee given leave to re
port again at any time, and obtain a vote
after three hours' debate. The resolution
appropriating $500,000 to the heirs of Capt
Eads as payment on the Mississippi Jetties
was adopted. The rest of the day was spent
in committee of tbe whole on the sundry
civil bill, but nothing accomplished and at
4:30 p. m. the house adjourned to Monday.
Indiana Republicans Arrested.
IiroiANAPOUS, Jan. 28w Three more men
indicted by the federal grand jury, all Re
publicans, were arrested and brought here
Saturday. A. B. Taylor, of Madison county,
is a promineut and woathy graiu dealer of
Pendleton, and has long been one of the most
influential Republicans of the county. ' In
dictnients for bribery aud swearing in illegal
votes were returned against him. He gave
bond in each case for $500 and was released.
The other two arrested are William Owens
and J. W. Butler, of Hamilton county, who
are charged with illegal voting. They could
not give bonds and were seut to jail to await
Subacrib for the Dally Argua.
The Iowa Senator in Council
with Gen. Harrison.
GREAT QUESnON AT INDIANAPOLIS:
"What is He Here fort" Speculation
Answers That the Treasury Is Disposed
ort Also That He Is To Be Premier Cul
lom Calls and Talks Outside a Little
Blaine's Friends Happy Over a Report
Political News Notes.
Washington Citv, Jan. 28. Senator Will
iam B. Allison left this city by the Pennsyl
vania railroad at : 40 Saturday morning en
route to Indianapolis. His departure was as
unostentatious as possible. He expects to
return on Wednesday or Thursday next.
The probabilities are that there will be a con
ference of Iowa Republicans at Indianapolis
to-day. Col Clarkson left here on Thursday
night for Indianapolis, and it is understood
among Iowaus here that the question "Is
Iowa to be represented in the cabinet r will
be settled beyond questiou before sundown
Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Senators Allison
and Cullom visited the president-elect yester
day. They reached here at noon and were
met at the passenger station by Secretary
Halford, who took them at once to the Har
rison residence. It is understood through
good authority that the Iowa senator was
tendeied the treasury portfolio, which he has
Senator Cullom, It is said, came here to ad
vise tbe selection of Blaine for the secretary
ship ol' state, and one who had a conversa
tion with him after he came down town, says
that it has leen settled to place Blaine at the
head of the state department, and Allison in
In some usually well-inform! quarters
there is a feeling that it is the state and not
the treasury department he is to occupy.
1 here are some who think that the main ob
ject of the consultation was to discuss the Sa
moan question, The matter is now before
congress, and as President Cleveland's admin
istration is soon to close and that of Gen.
HarHsOn til Irarill if. i n.tliml that nAni,K
lican members of cone-rasa would likn tn linnw
the opinions of (Jen. Harrison upon a subject
01 sucn prune importance. The general was
Bsreuceni as ever .wneu seen last evening,
and simply said he had nothing to give out
While there is no doubt the cabinet question
was considered at KftlllA ltn fvt.h tliArak is vim arn
to believe the Samoan matter was tbe chief
topic of conversation durinz the afternoon
To sustain the idea that. it. it utnta n,i
not the treasury denartment tlmt Allien iu
to have the fact that the Samoan question is
one tnat would be directly under the state de
partment is cited. If any other statesman
than Mr. Allison was to occupy that depart
ment it is claimed he would have been
called here and not Allison.
Ex -Governor Iit, of California, was. also
one the visitors. He has been talked of for
the interior deiiartment
Senator Cullom left last evening for Spring
field. Ills., but Senator Alliunn nill i-,.r,.,
the guest of the president-elect untd this
Delegate Emmerson, of Kansas, who has
Deen w asningtou to deliver the electoral
vote of that state, arrival yesterday and
called at the Harrison residence. He said
that Kansas did not want a representative in
tbe cabinet, and that the influence of the
arty would go toward securing the sec
retaryship of the treasury for Senator Alli
son. He was confident that Allison would lie
appointed and said that the opinion was gen
eral in the east that Blaine would lie secretarv
A. W. Austin and R. C. Frey, of Alaliama.
were with Gen. Harrison for a short time
Thev said thev had talked to Gen H-.rHm
about his southern policy, and that they felt
certain umt bis appointments in the south
would be confined to Republicans. They said
that the sentiment in favor of recognizing
protection Democrats by giving them oflices
was not endorsed by southern Republicans.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 28. The house held
a brief session Saturday morning and ad
journed until Monday at 2 p.m. A few bills
of miuor importance were introduced. The
concurrent resolution ending tbe custom of
having beds in the committee rooms for the
use of employes went through with a whiz.
Nearly $."0,00 special taxes from insurance
companies doing business in Michigan had
been paid into the treasury at the close of
business Saturday. It will be increased by
nearly f.0,000 more when all remittances are
in. The receipts la.st year were iu excess of
Governor Chnrrh and His Veto.
Bismarck, D. T., Jan. 28. Governor
Church is angering the legislature and a lurge
number of itsamious constituents with his veto
power. Many inqiortant appropriation bills
were vetoed by hun Saturday, but were im
mediately passed over his official head by tbe
senate ana bouse. 1 here is more talk now
than ever of an early adjournment, to meet
again wheu a successor to Governor Church
Has Blaine Been Chosen T
AuOCSTA, Me., Jan. 2S. It is announced
here, from what source is not stated, that Mr.
Blaine has beeu offered the secretary of
state s portlQlio in Harrison's cabinet. His
friends all lelieve the report, principally,
from what they say, because they believe it
the proper thing for Harrison to do.
Kilfed by an Kxploding Holler.
Pontiac, Ills , Jan. tt One of the boilers
in the works of the Pontiac Electric Light
company exploded yesterday, instantly kill
ing the fireman, Charles Young, and serious
ly scalding A. B. Sells, a brother of the en
gineer, and Samuel Calkins, who results, in
the vicinity, and had stopied at the works u
moment liefore tbe explosion. The engine
room caught tire and w as almost entirely consumed.-
The Kiss is estimated at $ 15,000.
The Jackson, Mich., Murder.
Jackson, Mich , Jan. 28. It. Irving Jjit
imer was arrested Saturday afternoon 011 a
warrant sworn out lief ore Justice Palmer for
the murder of bis mother, Mrs. Mary H 1 t
inter.' - The arrest is understood to be on ad
miSKfon made by himself of being in this i-ity
when he had heretofore claimed he wu in
Detroit the night of the murder.
An Old Hallway Man Dead.
CoacoRD, U. H., Jan. 23. Charles Henry
Hurd, formerly suierintendeiit of the Michi
gan Control railroad and proprietor of the
well-kuown Hurd farm near here, died Sat
urday, aged 70 years.
Death -f C. A. Washburn.
Ntw York, Jan. 28. C. A. Washburn, ex
minister to Paraguay, and brother of Senatta
-elect Washburn, of Minnesota, died of apo
plexy tSaturday, aged 07. a
Paulsen Out-Skates the Record.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 28. Five thou
sand Mxple witnessed the twenty mile skat
ing race for the championship of the world
at the base lmll jmrk yesterday betweed Axel
Paulsen ami Rudolph Goeta, of Milwaukee.
It was easily won by Paulsen, who made the
twenty miles in one hour, eight minutes and
thirty seconds, breaking the world's record.
The Weather We May Kxpeet.
Wash i nutoh t ,'itv. Jan. 28, The indieutlnna
for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yesterday are
as follows: Kor Indiana and Illinois Fair and
clearing weather; colder, exceut in Illinoli-
nearly stationary temperature; northwesterly
wiuus. rut uiwer micnigaa generally fair
weather, exueot alous the UIm llri 1.1
now; colder; winds becoming westerly. For
upper inicuigan ana Wisconsin Generally
air weuiuer. preoeaea in eastern portions by
lixht local snows; nearly stationary tempera
ture, excebt In mlorn niwtlAna al I .. i j
- - ' - aiuMj VU1U-
er, variable winds. For Iowa Generally fair
wur, ""'7 wtswrf temperature; va
liable winds. :
"Che Man." the Chinese dwarf, the
smallest lillputian on earth, aged fifty
years, la to small that you can cover bin
wita tn ordinary plug bat, --
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
Wo. 1916 Third Avenue.
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave., Rock Islanl
MOW IB THE TTMK
to have your
Bound in first-class style st low prices. We have just h!i'. O-' .--i
Bath so we are ennbled 10 c"- Marbiini; on books of kU l.r. -Ail
work warranted first -class.
KKAMKIt & BLEUKR. lopiieto;
(Upstairs) No. 1613 Second Avenue. Rock Is av.A, II.
O . lY S'2.00 .A. DOZKN
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA " PHOTOGRAPHIC STU1H0,
1 1 1 liuvu tl.-ltti im nf tK.v 1 . sv.- .iw..tt U ,
HAKELIEH, Proprietor and 'rti-l. !
Nol722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over Mcl'abe's
CARPETS AM WALL PAPER
New Patterns for Spring 1889, received daily
L, W. PETERSEN'S, 212 West 2nd St., Davenport
PRICES LOWER TIIAN EVER.
JOHN VOLK & CO,,
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wool W
Work for Builders. I
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenae,
Eock Island, i
TliUi FINEST ASSOKTMttJNT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY, '
1109 Third Ave., Rock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts.
tarOood delivered to toy part of the city fr of charge. - "
Plumbine, Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
rfrooght. Cat and Lead Pipe. Pipe Fitting mod Brass Goods of every descriptfoft
Abber How and Packing of all 1 inda, Drain Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Offlce ad Shop Ko. S17 Eighteenth St.. ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Iron hire Place,
Something New anl Vy
The Aldine U cf.n!nit.It( ,
tiflc principles. Unlike sy ,lr',fl
it has a return flrsti; iLi' ius,',-'
and perfect combustion. H-,,',,', ''
perfect ventilMli.m. diMril.utM.f'i
and eqnnliiition of tt -m, .,.,' ,
floor lo ceiling. Rum (,r
coal, and has five times t tie l;tHtir,',"
pacily of any ether gra'f- .n th,.
Call or examine or ?t-n. f,,r
giving full informstion.
DAVIS & CAM I', Acw.
Sterling Silver and Plated
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
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