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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Tuesday. Januabt 29 18K
Mb. George I. Brown, editor of the
Dubuque Time$, is to be married at Free
port tomorrow evening to Miss Alice
Sanborn, one of the most accomplished
young ladies of that city. Here are our
congratulations, Bro. Brown.
Thk Boston Herald of a recent date
says: "Down in Connecticut a young
lady picked a bouquet of violets in her
garden last week, and another young la-1y
gathered a line bunch of dandelions. An
Ansonia man is pulling weeds out of his
ttrawberry beds, expecting them to bios
sora it. another week. In Hilford the
crocusses and the early lillies have bios
somed, the pussy willow buds have begun
to swell and burst, and the robins and
the blue birds are chirruping in the green
Let the Oanre Uo On.
The flat has gone forth from two Rock
Inland pulpits that the worldly amuse
ment of dancing, the fascinating game of
progressive euchre, and the seductive
rffla are not only of a demoralizing n
turn, but are absolutely wicked. The two
divines who have thus openly expressed
their opinions of the sinful ways of socio
ty in general, will undoubtedly be fol
lowed by others of their cloth, until the
entire clergy of the city will have fallen
in line and denounced these social evils
la unmeasured terms. While we do not
doubt the sincerity and christian spirit
which actuates these sentiments on the
part of our respected ex-pounders of the
gospel, we fear their prejudices are a lits
tie warped against social amusements as
they exist et the piesent day. From
time immemorial pulpit orators have
expatiated on the ungodliness of the
dance, and it will probably always bo a
prolific theme for criticism and reproach.
The average minister, of Ute however,
has been rather prone to allow the meras
bers of his Hook to follow their own in
clinations in regard to worshipping at the
throne of terpsichore during the week, if
they faced him in their pews on the holy
Sabbath. But when the "charity ball,"
that modern method of combining benev
olence with pleasure, was introduced, the
clergy, almost as a unit, declared against
it. So far, however, ministerial opposi
tion has failed to diminish the popularity
with which the "charity ball" is clothed,
and until dancing is altogether tabooed.
it is very likely this manner of securing
funds for charitable objects will be con
The introduction of "charity balls" in
Rock Island is traceable to the establish
ment of St. Luke's hospital a few years
ago. The idea of providiug a retreat for
unfortunates without means of susten
ance in times of bodily ailments, where
they could receive proper treatment, and
if in the wisdom of an all-wise provi
dence, nursed back to life and health,
emanated from a philanthropic and pure
ly christian spirit. The noble ladies who
formed a guild for the management of the
hospital, taxed every resource to raise
sufficient funds for the charitable enter
prise, and as a last resort decided to give
a charity ball. It proved to be a
financial as well as a great social success,
although many purchased tickets to assist
the good cause, who did not attend.
With the revenue derived from "charity
balls," bazars and voluntary contribu
tions, the ladies have been enabled to
maintain the hospital. although at a great
deal of personal inconvenience to them
Now they find themselves at a mone
tary disadvantage again, and decide to
give another "charity ball," the date
being February 7, and if the ministers
make a general onslaught on the coming
festivity as it appears they will. Rock
Island will undoubtedly experience the
same social war that recently visited
Rockford on a similar occasion. And if
the "war" is kept tip, without meaning
any disrespect or lack of courtesy to our
able divines, the A noes predicts that the
ball will eclipse all others in point of suc
cess. There- seems to be considerable
feeling already on the subject, and popu
lar opinion is decidedly in favor of the
l'p In the Wood.
A telegram from a quartette of Daven
port lumbermen who left for the Wis
consin pineries last Friday, has been re
ceived. They arrived at Neilsville on
Saturday, found fix inches of now which
had fallen the night hefoie, and learned
that the loggers were bard at work in the
woods with excellent prospects. Neils
ville is on the Black river.
Word comes, too, that the loggers on
the Chippewa have little to complain of,
the weather being cold enough to hold
the roads in good shape, and more snow
having fallen in the western part of the
Chippewa district, which had for some
time been practically snowless. There
has been good hauling almost everywhere
for several days, and rapid work in bank
lng logs is being accomplished. The
functions of hope to which the lumber
men have been subjected by the vagaries
of the wttather this season have been
enough to exhaust all ordinary fortitude,
but it now looks as though there would
be a pretty good log crop. On the Eau
Claire river tbo hauling is the best ever
known. One span of horses can easily
haul 9,000 feet at a load. On the upper
Chippewa waters, including the east and
west branches, there is now splendid
aleighlng, and the logs are being rushed
in as fast as in any part of this district.
The IllUfltraied Lectures.
The Clinton Jflewt of last Saturday had
the following relative to the McDonald
lectures, one nf which, "Picturesque
Italy," is to be given at Harper's theatre
Geo. H. McDonald delivered a very in
teresting and instructive lecture this
afternoon at the Bijou. The subject was
The City of Fans and lie entertained
his audience very pleasingly with his de
scriptions of various places of interest,
illustrating tbp mme with splendid views.
"Et tu Brute," as the young lady, who
bad just carried eff the honors from a
fashionable boarding school said, when
her mischievous beau swallowed the last
spoonful of Dr. Bull's cough syrup.
The Quarrel Over There "Not
Uncle Sam's Affair.
WHY GEEMANY WENT IT ALONE
A Similar Cam to Onr Hayti Affair Those
ConferKiicmi and Their Abrupt Tormina-
tlon by Klmuarck The Immortal Klein
Tell a Wofnl Tale Consul Knappe's
HumptlouH 1'r.M-eediiiK I'nfrultful Ne
gotiations Metneen the Consul.
Baltimore, Jan. 20. The Sun's Washing
ton correspondent had an interview yester
day with Secretary Bayard on the Sanioan
question. Mr. Bayard says the question for
Amerii-ans to consider is whether we shall
continue to maintain neutrality as between
Mataafa and the OerinufiH, or assume the
role of belligorent-s towards Germany in lie
half, of one of the two claimants to the
throne. Thus far Germany has given us ab
solutely no eause for war. The flag which
was burned in Samoa was not hoisted in as
nrtion of American rights. There is no
analogy tatwwn the cases of Samoa and
Hayti. Hayti had distinctly violated
Its treaty obligation to this country
and hail seized nn American ves
sel. The United Stdtes in this instance
had the rihl to act alone, for it alone was
concerned in the procwfclinjjs complained of.
In the Samonn islands, on the other hand,
American interests are only indirectly
threatened. The coaling station of Pnjjo
Pago, secured to the United tttatos l.y treaty,
is not involved Fago Pano is on another
island, and Germany does not seek to inter
fere with our authority there. The fieiiimns
are confronted with pretty much the same
situation in Samoa as that in which the
United States were involved with Hayti
They claim that the Samonus, ns did the
Haytiuns, broke their treaty engagements
and that they hud the right to punish them.
It is not true that American property
has been wantonly destroyed by the
Germans, or the American flag fired
upon. lie said that the tattered
remnants of the flag wiid to have lieen lired
upon by the Germans was received at the
oraie department yesieriiay. it was
not the Hug ut the American eon
sulnte, but wus in a little village which was
being shelled by the (tcrmans. The village
took lira and the flag whs partially burned
It was not hoisted in assertion of any Ainer:
can rights and was not llred Umiii or insulted
Resides the German government has ex
presaly disclaimed ady intention of giving
this country cause of offense.
With regard to the failure of this govern
ment to protest vigorously against Germany's
treatment of the Sanioan king, Mr. Bayard
states that he has no authority for such a
course. Malierm was not a citizen of the
United Stat, s, and American rights hail in
no way been invaded. Gertnanv claimed that
he had violated his treaty obligations and
that he was an enemy whom she had the
right to seize. Mr. Bayard said he did what
the treaty with Samoa obliged this country
to do. He used the good offices of this
country aain and again, but without result.
Mr. Bavanl states that from the very begin
ning of the Sanioan troubles Germany ha pro
fessed the utmost friendliness to the United
8tates and regard for American interests on
theislands. Only yesterday he received a com
munication from the German minister ex
pressing a sincere desire to reuch a settle
ment satisfactory to this country. The whole
trouble, in Mr. Bayard's opinion, is due U)
the course of the German trading companies
which have large interests in the islands.
They have striven to commit their irovern-
ment to indorsement of acts intended to pro
mote their interests and practically to secure
them control of affairs.
The secretary then reverted to the confer
ences held in this city, and said the last con
ference was held on July :!, lJ7, on which
occasion there was a dead-lock, the Cierman
minister submitting one proposition and Mr.
Bayard another as to the manner in which
Samoa should be governed. This conference
adjourned to meet in August following. Mr.
Bayard says he was, therefore, taken wholly
by surprise when the German, minister called
at the state department one morning in
August and left a memorandum stating that
his government proposed to independently
protect its own interests and rights in Samoa
and obtain the satisfaction and reparation
deemed to he due to its national honor; and in
cam Malietoa was either not willing or not
powerful enough to give the necessary satis
faction for the past and sufficient guarantees
for the future, to declare war against him
and refuse to recognize his government.
Referring to Senator Sherman's resolution
providing for the appropriation of $0O0,N0
for maintaining a United Stutes coaling sta
tion at Samoa. Secretary Bayard said that a
great deal had lieen said atxmt the prompt
and patriotic action of the senate in this ar
ticular. In the first place if the Re
publican senators are sincere in the in
tention to protect American interests at
Samoa against the alleged outrages of the
German government WtlJM) is a very small
amount to go to war on. It would not pur
chase the 1,000,000 tons of coal which certain
Republican senators say should lie landed
there, nor would it build a single guntoat.
THE ENTERPRISING MR. KLEIN.
He Paints a Glowing Picture nf the Misdoing-
New York, Jan. 29. The World prints a
letter from Klein, its Samoa correspondent
In which he shows that the motive of the
German government is clearly the conquest
of the Sarnoan islands.
He says: "During the afterinxin of Dec. 19,
King Mataafa, who bad taken up bis position
in the village of Magnani, near the Vallele
German plantation, about two miles behind
the town of Apia, received a letter from
Consul Knappe, informing him that unless
he came on board of one of the German men-of-war
with his chiefs before 12 o'clock uoon
of the 20th, and gave up all the guns in the
possession of his party, the German man-of-war
would shell him in the bush. To this
letter Mataafa made no reply. I visited the
king in his camp late In the day. He told me
that he deeply regretted that his army
had been forced to take the lives of Germans,
but they could have done nothing else,
unless they would have been satisfied to be
killed without making any resistance. He
and his people, he said, had been goaded to
desperation, and after having repeatedly
stood the moNt cruel and unjust treatment
without retaliating, through a desire not to
come into conflict with the Germans, yet the
time had at last arrived when the Sainoans
Intended to resist to the end. He hoped, he
said, that the present difficulty would be set
tled without further loss of life on either side,
but if tho Germans attacked his party again
he would nut be responsible for" the action of
his people, and the result might be that every
Gormuu in Samoa would be killed and all
Gnnan property, lioth inland and on the
shore, burned. The king added that he had
taken the greatest possible pains to notify hi
people that under no circumstances must the
lives or property of Americans aud the Eng
lish people Ik) placed in danger.
"Consul Knappe attended a meeting of the
consuls asked for by Consul Blacklock for the
purpose of settling the war, if possible Ma
taafa to be prexent; but the German consul
would not consent to meet the king under
any circumstances, and nothing was accom
plished. Before dark a Gatliug gun, with
10,000 rounds of ammunition, was sent ashore
from the Nipsic and the piece planted on the
veranda of the American consulate building,
whore it could command the main road and
part of the tieach. On the morning of the
21st the following notice in the English,
Bamoan and German languages' was posted
throughout Apia, along the main road;
"My opinion of the way by which Hamoa will
get happy again is aa follows: The dlfllnultlee
and misfortunes have arisen because there
are so many firearms on the island. There
fore f order the warriors in ' Tandmamandao
aud Mataafairatele to bring their arms to-day
on board of the German man-of-war in the
harbor of Mataafagatele. When a red flag will
bs hoisted in the top of the foremast of the
man-of-war this will be the slgntuat you have
to brim; y-y-u arms ou ; 1 ilje tnan-of-war
in our tf ut-i, wt.ioh may irtn a white flag-.
When the arms will be delivered Samoa will
live and prosper. But when one hour has
passed aft- the red lltu? has been hoisted and
you have r ot begun to bring the arms on board
the man-of-war the latter will fire Into the
village of Mataafagatele. I hope you will obey
my orders. Dr. Knappe,
Imperial German Consul. "
Apia, Dfc. 21, lws.
Consul I lack lock had received a copy of
Consul Kr.appe's letter early in the morning
and replied with a protest in the name of the
United States, but the protest was not effec
tive for tho Germans flrod on the village as
soon as it was seen that the Sa moans would
ignore the nrdor to bring in their arms; and
here was where the American flag was
Later, ot. Dec. 2!5. there was a meeting of
the three c insula, Klein says, but the German
wanted th') earth, and the others did not
quite like t let him have it; and finally the
effort to agree was abandoned. Now Klein
says a petition is going around asking Ger
many to ai nes the island; no fine except Ger
mans are signing it but twoor three "English
and American renegades." Klein thinks
Knappe wi 1 lie recalled by his government.
ALLISON LEAVES INDIANAPOLIS
Anil the Reporters fall to tivt a Word of
I i format ion from 11 1 in.
Indiana I'Oi.ts, Jan. 2!. Senator Allison
left at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon for
"Washington. From tho time of his arrival
here until h s departure he was not out of the
Harrison dimicile. During bis stay all call
ers were clcnied admit tani-e. At 2 o'clock
yesterday morning tho gas was burn
ing brightly in tho library of
Gen. Harr son's residence, and breakfast
was served at eight. It is pretty certain,
therefore, ihat not more than four hours
were devotd to rest, aud that the other
eighteen pass d In ludiutinoolis bv Mr. Alli
son were i iven to cabinet consideration.
When tho senator reached the Pine street
station yesti rday afternoon for the purpose
of leaving t;io city he was surrounded by a
milliner ol newspaper correspondents,
but he positively refused to say any
thing regarding his visit, to (Jen. Harrison.
uMv conference with him was strictly nri-
vate," said h., ' anil I can say nothing aliout
it; nothing at all," aud an emphasis was
given to the last words that showed him b
Judge C. H. Moore, of Plnttsburg, N. Y.,
an elderly gentleman and nn earnest friend
of V arner Jj iller, was a caller last evening
and spent an hour with the president-elect
THE GOVERNOR IS AFTER 'EM.
I-arralwe Stirs l'p Comity OlllcinN with a
Fort Dod e, la., Jan. 2U. Notorious vio
lation of the prohibitory law in this city has
caused Governor 1-arraliee to interest him
self in its enforcement. Sheriff Adams has
received the rUlowiug letter from the gov
My attention haa been frequently called to
open violation of the Iowa prohibitory law in
your county ly numerous persons residing in
Fort Dodge and places, where this violation
has occurred. If the county oflii iuls do not
see that the li. w is enforced proper hteps w ill
bo taken to et force it.
V.'ii.i.iam I.arraiife, Oovernor.
The letter i but a forerunner, mid stringent
methods are to be adopted throughout the
state for tin enforcement, of this much
Resolutions of the Men of I'eiie-e.
Boston, Jan. 2ft. At meeting of the Amer
ican Peace society yesterday resolutions were
adopted congratulating America, Canada aud
England on the rwent absence of causes of
irritation regnrding the fisheries and on the
increase of friendliness indicated by project
or commercial and political union; favoring
settlement of the Samonn troubles by nego
tion or arbitration, and the maintenance of
the netrality treaty between England and
Germany; expressing hope that Amerii-a will
not imitate the Euroean policy of lurgeand ex
ensive military establishments, and strongly
condemning tie recent suggestion of United
States engineers at the Beacon club that $10 -
000,000 should ; e exieiidcd on Boston hartior
defenses and SsfiOO.iHiO.Ooo on similar works.
for the entire country.
l!loptl it'itti an American Girl.
Nice, Juu. 2!1. On Friday last a London
physician eloped from Nice with a pretty
American blonde, aged 17, the daughter of a
New York state official. The girl was stay
ing at a boarding house here aud, with her
mother, last week, stopped at the same hotel
with the doctor at Mentoiie. The couple took
a train at Vintimiglia aud were arrested iu
Paris on Saturday. The affair has created a
great sensation throughout the Hiviera.
Will Cut it Less Liberally Now.
Waterbi ry, Conn., Jau. 2!). Philip Kel-
sey, aged 21, of 273 Quincy street, Brooklyn,
came here last week, represented himself as a
jewelry salesmin, and cut a wide swath
among fast women and livery stables. He
was overtaken yesterday near Stamford
while making for tho state line with a team
and buggy lieionging to P. B. Norton, and
will have to insuer a charge of grand
TRIED TO BEAT THE ASSESSOR.
A C"ute Ohio ('lilren' Scheme tor KsrHping
Washington City, Jan. 2!). A case will
come up ill the United States supreme court
this week which will di-cide a question of in
terest to people who have liunk accounts. A
depositor in a Cadiz, O., Bank, it is alleged,
undertook to get ahead of the tax assessor by
taking advantujje of a provision of the law
providing that treasury notes shall not lie
taxable. Befoie making a return of his
earthly possessions to the assessor, he bad his
balance in the batik converted into a certifi
cate of deposit, vhich purported that the de
posit was iu treisury notes. After the as
sessment be surieudered the certificate and
resumed l.iisini-.s under ordinary circum
stances. The doviiw was construed to be
an attempt to take undue advuntage of
the provision of lawrelatiiigto treasury notes.
Suit was brought to j-eeuver tho tux that tho
state claimed. 1 he case has gone through
the Ohio courts and was last decided by the
supreme court of Ohio in favor of the state.
Attorney General Watson and ex-Attorney
General Ilollingsworth, of Ohio, are now
here to argue in behalf of the state. In its
regular order the case would not be reached
by the United States supremo court within
three years, but in view of its iniiortance it
has been advanced so that it can lie heard
during the present week. The amount in
volved is only $2,1)00, but if the decision of
the Ohio supremo court be overturned de
positors throughout the country can escajie
Mills on the Senate Tariff Kill.
Wahhinoton City, Jan. 2U The senate
tariff bill has been printed, and is now in the
possession of most of the mem bers of the house.
Chairman Mills suys be Ixilieves that the com
mittee on ways aiid means will find it neces
sary to refer the senate amendments to the
bouse tariff bill to the experts of the treasury
department to secure computations on the
probable effect of the changes pro)Ksed, and
this proceeding, t igcther with the ne-essary
deliberate considei-ation that must Im given to
those amendments which make such radical
changes as are proposed by the sections pro
viding fur a tarifl commission mid those re
lating to under-valuation, will take some
time. Still he is p jsitivoly of the opinion that
the committee will be able to report the bill
aud amendments back to the house in season
fur its action this congress.
Hanker Fish -)t Executive Clemency.
Washington City, Jan. 2fl. The presi
dent has commutxi the sentence of Banker
Fish, who was sent to prison for ten years in
June, 1885, for crookedness in connection
with the failure of the Marine bank at New
York city, to five years and six months,
which, with the allowances the prisoner is en
titled to for good conduct, will soon set him
free. The preside it says, in explanation of
his reasons for this action, that Fish had
always prior to Upborne a high reputation;
that the actual and wilful intent to defraud
was very uncertain; that the petition for
pardon was reraa -kable for the standing of
the signers; that Fish's conduct has been ex
ceptionally good ir prison, and that he would
not survive the full term of his sentence, as
his health is fast filling.
1 Matter o Titles
Brings on an Interesting Talk
in the Senate.
RANK IN DIPLOMATIC ETIQUETTE.
Our "Ministers" Stand Back for European
"Ambassadors " A Case of Tax Evasion
in the Supreme Court Decisions of
Note Senator Vance's Misfortune
Banker Fish to Go Free Soon Congres
sional Summary Florida's Vote Lost.
Washington City, Jan. 2!. There was a
spirited debate in the senate yesterday over
the word "amltassador." Gibson moved to
insert that title iu the coiisulur and diplomatic
bill in place of the title "envoy extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary," on the ground
that ambassadors at the courts of France,
Germany, Great Britain aud Russia took pre
cedence of ministers. Plumb argued that
whoever repi-eseuted the American people
was entitled to consideration solely because of
his representative character. His title was
immaterial. He criticised the conduct of the
representatives of the United States abroad
for the last eight years, and said they had not
supported the dignity and simplicity of
American citizens. They had been idlers aud
loungers and wall-flowers at receptions.
Gibson suggested that the word "ambas
sador was not a foreign word, but was em
ployed iu the constitution itself. He defended
Mr. Pheljis and other representatives of this
Hale said that personally he was in favor
of the amendment. The title of ambassador
was more than titular. There was as much
rank iu the diplomatic service as in the
army or navy. llawley and Sherman
also advocated tho amendment on the ground
that it would advance the interests and the
diguity of the United States abroad.
Plumb made an argument iu favor of the
abolition of tho whole foreign service. He
called attention to the fact that through the
aismissal ot l-ord iSackville "for writing: a
letter which was a model of conciseness and
brevity," England had been left for some
time without a representative here and no
complications hud arisen in consequence
Evarts said it was a practical and im
portant question and has nothing to do with
the dignity or pride of any individual. It
has nothing to do with court etiquette or
court dress, or the fitness of the minister se
lected to represent the country abroad, it
might not be a wise measure, but It was a
measure w holly of public interest and of pub
lic dignity and of practical service to the
Stewart did not believe, be said, in passing
a law that would give any national counten
ance or encouragement to the '-breeding of
dudes," who, when abroad, lost command of
the English language, grunted, became unin
telligible and were a disgrace to the country.
Hale repeated a statement made to him by
an American minister abroad as to the diffi
culty encountered In obtaining audiences
with foreign ministers ou account of the pre
cedence given to embassadors. It was not,
bo said, ceremonial, it was not gew-guw, not
frills, not dinners, not fancy, but it was be
cause the United States did not assert itself
in its diplomatic system as a first-class
Morgan said he found no trouble in put
ting the word "ambassador" on the statute
book and votiug whatever appropriation was
necessary to give to that rank a becoming re
ward. There was no occasion for an Ameri
can (because he was a lMnocrat) putting on
licentious airs and "cutting up as much as
he pleased. The United States was entitled
to be represented abroad iu the most digni
ties and thorough manner.
Call also supported the amendment. The
screaming of the American eagle in mid-air
in defiance of all was not, he said, the lan
guage of dignity or wisdom, nor any kind of
useiui assertion ol the power of the people.
emu upiHJsca me amendment, seeing in it a
little anti-republican catering to the senti
ment of aristocratic domination, grandeur
and power." He spoke of ambassadors as "a
uew order of diplomatic nobility."
PENSIONS FOR ARMY NURSES.
The Senate Passes the Bill An Appropria
tion to Survey Arid Land.
Washington City, Jan, 29. The bill to
pension war nurses at the rate of 25 per
month was passed by the senate yesterday.
It includes all those who are now receiving a
less pension, and applicants must be properly
identified. Chandler withdrew his resolu
tion relating to Gibson's speech, having
secured through Gibson the corrections he
desired. The consular and dinlomatic
bill was then taken up and a
a number of amendments adonted. Gibson
moved to change the titles of ministers plen
ipotentiary to amla-"!sadors, because "ambas
sadors" take precedence of "ministers" at
European courts and such a change would
sustain the dignity of the United States as a
first-class power. It was argued that rank
was of as much imixirtance iu the diplomatic
service as in the army. There was a good
deal of talk of "dudes," "republican simplici
ty ," etc. , and also in fa vor of abolishing the
whole service, but without a vote the senate
The house passed the senate bill increasing
the pension of veterans who have lost both
hands to flOO per month, the senate resolu
tion providing for the count of the electoral
vote Feb. 1j, and a bill granting a Mt.
Carmel, Ills., company the right to draw-
water from the Wabash. The sundry civil
bill was then taken up and the amendment
appropriating $250,000 to survey arid lands
agreed to. After a spirited debate on the
alleged immoral condition of Alaska, in the
course of which Dunn said the morals of the
Indians of that territory were no worse than
those of other Indians, an amendment ap
propriating $50,000 for the education of
Alaskan children was adopted, and the bouse
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
A Couple of Them Relating to Life In
surance and the Cattle Trade.
Washington City, Jan. 29. In the case
of Alfred Curr, superintendent of the insurance
department, of Missouri, appellant, against
the executor of W. E. Hamilton, an appeal
from the circuitcourtof the western districtof
Louisiana, Justice Bradley, yesterday, in af
firming the judgment, said that w hen an in
solvent insurance company holds a mortgage
executed by one whom it has insured the per
son insured has the right in any action
brought against him because of the mortgage
to cluitn a set off equal to the equitable value
of his policy in the bankrupt insurance com
pany. The judgment of the circuit court for the
southern district of Iowa was reversed iu the
case of Kimmish against Ball & Tienken. It
involves the validity of au Iowa statute muk
ina a Dersnn bavimr Texas cattle in his uos
wssl u which have not been wintered north
of the southern boundary of Missouri and
Kansas liable for dauiages that may accrue
from allowing them to run at large and there
by spread the disease known as the Texas
fever. Kimmish, under this statute, sued
Ball & Tienken for $5,000 for injury
done his cattle. The circuit court held that
the statute was unconstitutional, and that
Kinunish had no right to recover. Justice
Field, in rendering the opinion of the court,
held that the court wits unable to appreciate
the force of the objection that such legisla
tion is in conflict with tho paramount au
thority of congress to regulate inter-state
commerce. The constitutionality of the
statute is sustained and the cane remanded for
a new trial.
Senator Vance Loses One Eye.
Washington City, Jan. 29. A serious
surgical operation was successfully performed
on Senator Vance yesterday afternoon. One
of his eyes which has caused him a great deal
of trouble was removed. Three physicians
were in attendance, and the operation was
performed in a few moments, the patient be
ing anesthetized. . r
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, I89.
The Railway Racket
Commissioner Cooley Relieves
His Mind About It.
A RAKING FOE THE PRESIDENTS,
Who Act, He Says, 'I.lke a Pack of School
boys" A Remark for Some Manager
to Ponder Over The Railways Given a
Plain Warning That Agreement About
Completed The Territory Covered and
the Probable Arbitrator.
. Chicaoo, Jan. 29. Messrs. Cooley and
Morrison, of the inter-state commerce com
mission, arrived here yesterday en route to
,St Paul, whore they go to investigate chargee
against the roads of the northwest, made by
the Minnesota railroad commissioners.
Judge Cooley said to a reported who had a
brief interview with him:
"After we have concluded our St. Paul
business we will return to Chicago. It is
very probable that we will have something tc
do in connection with the agreement passed
by the railroad presidents that is, if they
ever come to an agreement The presidents
act like a pack of school boys. There is an
absolute need for definite and final legislation,
and they know it. Kuch constant bickering
and mutual suspicion are present to so large
an extent iu no other class of business men
with which I am acquainted. They ought tc
get down to business and settle their difficul
ties at once. The question of maintaining rate
resolves itself into a question of maintaining
the law. The presidents know this, and any
doubt by them as to whether they will pass
and. live up to an agreement is simply a
doubt as to whether they will olej the law.
"Take the case of the so-called rate war be
tween bt. 1uis and New York city. A
leading official of one of tho roads involved
in the rate cutting, wrote of it as as 'an un
fortunate controversy.' Tho most noticeable
feature of this historical statement is the as
sumption of the writer that because of 'an
unfortunate controversy,' he suddenly found
himself in circumstances where he was at
liberty to discard all thought of what the
law required of him, and all regard for the
rights of i:oiiiiecting lines or of ticket-buyers,
in order that ho might take an ef
fective part in the contention. He
therefore proceeded to make rates
which were not notified tc
the commission or to the public in any
regular way, to issuo tickets for other car
riers at rates not assented to by them and to
sell tickets to parties who might, for aught
he knew, find them lejectod before their jour
ney, begun in reliance upon them, was com
pleted, 'It was impossible,' we were told, 'to
do otherwise.' The writer would have ex
pressed the exact meaning more accurately
had he said it was impossible to pluntre into
the fray in the manner customary in such
cases, and at the same time observe the re
quirements of the law and the rights of
ticket-purchasers and of connecting lines.
Therefore law and right were put
aside until the fray was over.
As a matter of fact, none of the parties to
this 'war' gave any notice to the commission
of any one of these changes, n"r did it have
from any one of them the least information
on the subjeet until, iu coiisequem-e of report
of what was eoinn on. a rail was made
"Xow the presidents know such actions as
these must be stopped. There is no question
to the comi i'ssion as to how this shall lie
done. It simply must stop. The presidents
are now at work upon the means to lie used,
and we may have something to act upon
when we return from St. Paul."
THAT " PACK OF SCHOOLBOYS."
The Territorial Question Ssiisfm-lorUy DIs-
Med nf at Ljtst.
Chicago, Jan. :J9 The presidents of the
western roads reached an agreement at their
meeting yesterday in regard to t he territory
to be included in the new Inter -State Railway
association. It is expected that after taking
nnal vote on the agreement as a whole to
day, they w ill proceed to the el.-ction of an
arbitrator and auditor. The name of E. P.
Vining is mentioned for arbitrator. Thf
territory agreed upon Is that covering all
business having origin or destination in Illi
nois, lowfc, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska,
Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Utah,
Wyoming, Dakota, New Mexico, Montana
and the Indian territory; except Pacific coast
business, now covered under the present
agreement of the Transcontinental associa
tion linns; Texas business, now -overed under
the present agreement of the International
association, and business assing between
points north of the Ohio river and points
south of the Ohio river, both of winch art
east of the Mississippi river.
Great Row in the Hungarian I'm I lament.
Pksth, Jan. iM. There was a scene of
great uproar in the Hungarian parliament
yesterday, upon the discovery that detectives
had taken places in the strangers gallery.
The opposition members sprang to their feet
and pacing the floor of the house, shook their
fists alternately at the president, and the de
tectives cried: "Turn them out." The uproar
increased, the excited memliers meanwhile
conducting themselves like maniacs. Finally,
the detectives rushed from the gallery into
the street, but they came very near lieing
lynched before they could make good their
Ives and Stavner in iioil.'
New York, Jan. 29. "Napoleon" Ives and
his partner Stayner, who got into so much
trouble over manipulations of railway stocks
some time ago, were arrested at New York
last week on a suit resulting from their con
nection with Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton
stock. Bail was fixed at $i"sl,(KI0. They
were kept at a hotel under guard, but, hay
ing failed to get bail, the doors of Ludlow
street jail closed on them yesterday.
Kenna Gets the Nominal ion.
PlTTSBl'RO, Pa, Jan. 29 The Timet
Charleston, W. Va, specials ays: In the Dem
ocratic caucus last night Senator Kenna was
nominated, all the Democrats lieing present.
He received HI votes, which is one more than
required to nominate on the two thirds rule
which was agreed to last week.
Calient nn Mrs. Hai-rUon.
New York, Jan. 29. Mrs. Gen. Harrison
dined at the Gilsey House last, evening with
her duughter and son -in law, Mr. and Mrs.
McKee. Patrick Ford wus one of the early
callers, and laterTJen. Shermuu called nod
pasaed some time with the distinguished
Another Victim of Tliotte Tramps.
Wilkksbarhk, Pa., Jan. 29. Officer Ellis,
one of the policemen who was shot in the riot
at Hyde Park Sunday night died yesterday
morning. He was married and leaves a wife
and two children. Parties of armed men are
scouring the woods hi search of the murder
ers. Can io, Ktamp or No Stamp.
Washinoton City, Jan. 29. The post
master general has issued a circular
to postmasters announcing the passage
of the law by congress which per
mits of the dispatch of secial delivery
matter uihiu which the senders have inad
vertently failed to place the proier postage.
The postmaster general directs that all such
matter lie forwarded without delay to the
proper destination, where the )osLuge due is
to be collected.
Conci-eas to Move to New York.
Washinoton City, Jan. 29. In the house
yesterday Stone of Kentucky offered a joint
resolution providing for the meeting of con
gress in New York city on April 30, 18S9, on
which occasion the centennial of the organ
ization of constitutional government in thi?
country will be celebrated.
Florida Loses Her Vote.
Washinoton City, Jan. 29. The time for
the delivery of tha electoral votes from the
various states expired at midnight yesterday.
No messenger from Florida has reached the
president pro tempore of the senate with the
vote of that state.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
Committee Work of the Hoosier Statesmen
I.vdianapolis, Jan. 29. The house com
mittee on temperance met last night and took
unexpected action upon a couple of measures
that were referred to it some days ago. One
is a local option bill and the other provides
that all blinds and other paraphernalia used
to obstruct the view into saloons shall be un
lawful. On both of these measures the com
mittee decided to report favorably.
Governor Hovey was formally notified yes
terday of the vacancy occasioned by the un
seating of Senator Carpenter, and a new elec
tion in the district will he ordered at once.
Ray is said to be unwilling to make the race
again, and the Republicans are divided as to
the exiediencv of norauiating Carpenter.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 29. Notice of a bill
was given fixing the liquor tax at fSOO per
year for both beer and whisky. 1 he present
tax is $300 for beer and toOO for whisky. The
bill makes the wholesale and retail tax ft.OOO.
A bill has been introduced providing that all
the real and personal estate possessed by a
man at the time of marriage, except a home
stead, shall remain his sole property and may
be sold or bargained away as though the man
Springfield, lib., Jan. 29. The senate
held a short session yesterday. Prayer wa
offei-ed and the secretary began to read the
journal, when he was shut off by a motion tc
dispense, and the senate adjourned. The
house spent just five minutes in its chamber.
A petition wa presented asking tho state to
appropriate 10 per cent of the total cash
premiums paid at any county fair, instead of
a lump sum, as now provided for, of $100 tc
each fair paying not less than $300 iu
CHANCE FOR SOMETHING STARTLING
Iu the Moore Defalcation Matter The
Culprit Not To Be Arrested.
Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Moore's defalca
tion, it is now said, may reach $1,000,000.
Startling disclosures are possible. Moore
will not be arrested, owing to peculiar rela
tions with President Greene. The defaulter
divides his time' lietween his North Penn
sy vania street residence and his farm, Tangle
wood. Though many reports have been given
out that he lias left the country
they are all groundless, and there are no
indications that he anticipates any departure
from the city. Yesterday afternoon
be was found at his city residcui.-e, but he de
clined to be interviewed. A gentleman, who
has a great deal of inside knowledge of; the
operations of Moore, states pitiely that
there will lie no arrest, tiecause of the social
relations existing lietween the defaulter and
some of the ollicials of the losing company.
This statement seene, to be verified by the ac
tion of the company, whose detectives are no
longer seen in tlie city.
BOLD WOKK OF WHITE-CAPS.
They Have ISusliie with a Man In ludia-
Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Late Sunday
night White-Caps visited the residence ot
Patrick O'Neil on Agnes street, in this city
-x- :i, . , ....
j .eiii was uiKfri irom ine house, rolled in
the snow, severely wbipjied and warned to
discontinue the ill treatment of his family.
O'Neil, who is a laborer iu Kingan's packing
house, is a heavy drinker, and frequently,
while intoxicated, had Imaten his wife aud
children, having been several times arrested
and fined for that offense.
I alkri k 1'lirous ( iiunoni.
Milwaikke, Wis., Jan. 29. The Grand
Opera house n as packedjlust uigl.t from pit to
dome with jieople bo went to see the wrestl
between Tom Connors and Jack Oarkeek. It
took t'arkeek 1 hour and 9 minutes to throw
Connors the first fall, and 5 minutes suf
ficed for the second. Connors won t he third
in IS minutes and C'arkeek the fourth and
match iu 1 minute and 40 seconds. Carkeek't
liacker challenges the world for his man now.
A Crash in the Crockery Itasiness.
Chicago, Jan. 29. George Bohner & Co,,
a cot-Kii-ation doing business at 14 and ISfc
Wabash avenue, made an assignment for the
lienefit of its creditors yesterday morning
through Attorney Howard Henderson to
Frank C. Caldwell. The company has been
engaged in ' ie glass ami crockery business.
The assets are $42,000 and liabilities will
figure about the same.
Snow "Way ltown South."
RlLOXl, Miss., Jan. 29. There was a light
fall of snow here yesterday.
Another special from Pensac-ola, Fla.. savs:
"Snow fell here yesterday. This is the sec
ond rail of snow that has occurred at this
point in twenty-five years."
The Weather We May Kxpert.
Washinoton Citv, Jan. 29. The indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yesterday are
as follows: For Iowa Generally fair weather:
nearly stationary temperature: variable
winds. For Indiana and Illinois Fair and
rlearuiK weather, slightly warmer; winds pen
erall) westerly. For Michiiran and Wisconein
Lit:ht local snows, generally followed b
fait weal her: nearly stationary !eitiiiralures,
winds Keiierally wehlcrly.
Big "Tie-I " in New York.
New York, Jan. 29 All the street rail
ways from the battery to Harlem bridge in
this city were tied up this morning by the
hands striking for $2 per day of twelve hours.
There is likely to le sirring news from here
in the next twenty tour hours. The Brooklyn
strike is still on aud the city council has noti
fied the company that if it does not run cars
to-day steps to foil'cit its charter will be
All Ouiel in Pari.
Paris. Jan. 29. The ministry handed in
their resignations yesterday, but President
Carnot relused to accept them. Bouianger
says his opponents are making more of the
election than there is any necessity for. There
is nothing to In- afraid of, he says. Every
thing is as quiet as if there had been no elec
tion. THE MARKETS.
Chii'aoo. Jan. 2S.
Folio wins were the qnoatation on the
board ot trade to-day: Wheat -No. 2 Febru
ary, oiened . closed W4c; May. opened
Wc. closed !wc; July, ojiened tic, closed
4se. Corn No. 2 February, opened 85c,
closed 3Ti!fcc; March, opened 3."iltc, closed Xfii;
May. opened closed JUVVJ--. Oats No. i
February. ocned , closed a5c; May.
opened 27sc, closed 2T!4c. 1'ork February.
oH-ued fll.lil, closed U.ar; March, cpeued
, closed $11. 75: May, oim iiihI $12.10. closed
fl2.0?Vi. Lard -February, ojietied $t.UU. closed
The I'nion slock yards reports the following
prices: Hofcs Market opened talrly active
and tirm: prices 10c higher; licht grades. $4.&
C&&.0TI; touch packing. $4.7IKtl.3: mixed lots,
WW": heavy packing anil tdiippuig lots.
Jt.7.Vri.ll. Cattle-Strong: breves, 3.tft21.&)
bulk, $J Siii4l.Ul. cows, $l..ju:Mli: stockers aud
feeders, fc'i.iViliiMO. bheep Firmer; westerns.
natives, 14.0D&5.UII; lambs. $5.W
Produce: Butter -Fancy Elfrin creamery,
2;V(52U per lh.; fancy dairy, l&jdTc; packing
stock, l.rx3,l'ic Kks St rictly fresh laid, lij
irMic; ier-liouse stock not wanted. Dressed
poultry Chickens, 7s)c. per pound; turkeys,
lu$llc; dm ks. Italic, geese, $6.000.7.00 per
doit. Potatoes -Choice Burbaliks, 3lGiBc per
bu.; Beauty of llebrou.81(&2)c; Early Kose,3Uc.;
sweet potatoes, $1.73(32.011 per bbl. Apples
Choice greenings, $1.5i$l.dj per bbl. Cran
berries SHl.OOiiti.aU per bbl.
New York, Jan. 28.
Wheat-Quiet; No. 1 red state, $1.08; No.
2 do, UK-; No. 2 red wiuler January, 74c;
do Frbi uai . WiVfcc; do March. tfcVie: do May.
$I.IMH. Com Dull; No. 2 mixed cash.
ue; uo January. 4J'4c; do February, tSfic:
do March, 4vc; do April, 45Vic. Oat8-8tead V.
No. 1 white state. :f.i,4ik-- Nn A., -lirii... jA
. --' ..... -', viTDU, HV
January, 32c; do February, ;il;c; do March,
wmc. u)c nun. Barley-Noniluai. Pork
Ouiet: new itieM Ci:t QV.r.ia mi r i
QuioU January. $7.27; February aud March,
Live stock: Cattie-Falrly steady; firmer,
ordinary to nritne steers. S3 nr. u 101 .
bullB and dry rows, ll.)). Sheep and
uu.uur.- r iruier twu anoui miner; sheep,
HW.i V iuu Bs; lambs, fcl.OU&ft.un. jUoas-
v iw Daj-eiy steady.
Hay Upland prairie, t768.
Hay Timouij new ST&8.U0.
Hay-Wild, 5:OUa$6 j.
Potatoes &a6c .
OoaWtioft lis : haia tg.oa
Oord Wood-Oak. $4. ; Hickory, $s.
Straw- 8 ruled . 00. '
cy j u
Messrs. Procter & Gamble,
Gentlemen: Although a
entirely unnecessary as it certainly is unsolicited, vet I take er I
i . .-r . ., - . trc': I
pleasure in tesuiying to tne excellence ol your "Ivory" Soap
and thanking you for putting it on the market at so low a price
It has entirely supplanted the use of Castile and other f.
soaps in my household for several years past, being in no
inferior, and from fifty to seventy-five per cent, more economic-,
A good test I find for the purity of soap is to try it with:
brush for cleansing the teeth, and the ta-te of the " Ivory" $:"
so used is perfectly sweet and clean.
Very Respectfully Yours, W. S. BAKER, M.rj
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as ihe'lvof;"
they ARE NOT, but like ail counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable quaUei j!
the genuine. Ask for " ivory " Soap and insist upon getting it.
Copyrirht 19W, by Pro tor 4 Gamble.
Till rfl Sl
JSTOVV Jas 'THJE time
to Lave your
Bound in first-clsss stjle at low prices. We Lave just added a Mnrbii;
Bath so we are t-nablcd to do Marbling on books of all kinds.
All work warranted first-claos.
KRAMER & BLEUER, Proprietors.
(Up stairs) No. 1612 Second Avenue, Rock Island. 111.
CARPETS MD WALL PAPER,
New Patterns for Spring 1889, received daily
L. W. PETERSEN'S, 212 West 2nd St., D avenport.
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER.
JOHN VOLE & CO.,
M AKC FACTCREK8 OF
Bask, Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of .Wood :
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenue.
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., Rock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts.
W Good dehrewd to u; put of the city free of charge.
Pllimhinir StnQin iind iIqq MHm
Kn tries' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors,
tfronght. Ct ud Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Bran Goods of every descriptioft
Rubber Hote and Packing of all kinds, Drain Tito and Sewer Pip.
Oflk and Shop No. J17 Eighteenth Bk, BOCK IBLAVD, ILL
Newark, N. J., Sent. in. isa.
stranper to vou. and mvtM..-
Iron Fire Place.
Something New ami V;iliaV.
The AMine is construct il en srr:
tiflc principles. Unlike sry other rv
it hug a return draft; tbi ini;n i
and perfect combustion. o ni'tiij of f y
perfect ventilHtion, distribution l. s
aud equnlizitiou of tt-mperure f: e
floor to ceiling. Burns hnn! (.r :':
coal, and lis five times tlie 1 e ir; ft
pacity of hdv other grate on the n:k.:
Call or exiuiinc or send for nrri'.r
giving full information.
DAVIS CAM P. A, nt-.
Davenport, I i
Sterling Silver and Plated V.'ai
Gold-Headed Canes, Hjiectarlr-N
Other Optical Gccds
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