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JOHN W. POTTER.
WEDNESDAY. JAXUIBY 80, 18h9.
- The adoption of tbe fat-frying tariff
bill, including the 1 per cent, sugar
bounty, by the republican senate, bring
out anew the decision of Mr. Chief Jua
tice Miller, of the supreme court of the
United States, tn the case of the Loan
Association . Topeka reprinted in 20
Wallace, in which be says: "To lay with
one band the power of government on
the property of the citizen, and with the
other bestow it upon farored individuals
to aid private enterprise and build up
private fortunes, is none the less robbery
because it is done under the form of law
and is called taxation . This Is not legis
ltion. It Is a decree under legisiativo
Making timely reference to this deci
aion in this connection, the Chicago
What is true of legislation to grant
bounties to sugar raisers, that is to lay
with one band the power of governmen
on the property of the citizen, and with
tbo other bestow it upon favored Individ
uals to aid their private enterprises and
build up tliPir private fortunes. Is true
also oi legislation encouraging, lor in
stance, the establishment of the tin plate
factory by asking such a price at the
custom houses on this article as will en
able these persons to make their own
prices on their product.
It is doubtful if the iustice would stand
by this decision were the power of con
gress tested to lay a tariff for purposes of
protection so called. Yet he would find
difficulty in explaining away his words
Haadlea log-all Without dHarra.
The Philadelphia Telegraph handles
John J. Ingalls, president of the United
States senate, aitbout gloves, so to speak,
in a leading editorial. Jt speaks of the
advice General Harrison has received
aince his election, and quotes the follow
ing expression of Ingalls:
"If there will be 'more than forty
thousand democrats in office on the fourth
of March next,' about which I know noth
ing, they should all be removed before
the going down of the sun on that day.
and more tnan forty thousand republi
cans appointed in their stead."
ur lue&e remarks, tne leiegrapu says:
"We are greatly inclined to the belief
that this declaration of a civil service
policy will be received by the countrymen
or tne acrid Kansas senator, who there is
good reason to believe was born sneering
at democrats, in a solrit of amused sur
prise than of anger. Mr. Ingalls not only
stands in American politics as the most
conspicuous exponentof the demoralizing
spoils system, and ef all that is most of
fensively partisan, but it is bis pleasure
to be thought to so stand. He delights
to pose before the country as the re pre'
sentative of all that is narrow and bigot
ed in politics. He not only denounces
the public acta of those who are nat of his
party, but their private lives also. To be
a democrat in Senator Ingalls' estimation.
is to be damned.
"It is impossible to regard the mouth
logs of such a man seriously; he is like
one sffiicted with the rabies. His mind
is poisoned in the direction of democracy
One man does not like a cat, another
hates a mouse, another recoils from a
toad. Senator Ingalls revolts at the
sight of a democrat, and if he holds a
federal office, be loathes him.
"Senator Ingalls in this matter of the
offices does not at all represent the opin
ion of his countrymen. He represents
that exceedingly active, aggressive class
that pursue politics as a trade. He does
not pretend to statesmanship; there is
nothing in that; it does not pay. He is a
politician, and his principles are only
what his interests make them. His policy
is as much at war with those of the peo
ile generally, of republicans generally, as
it is possible to be. Civil service reform
has nothing to fear from such as he. His
extreme views do not attract any save
that hungry horde, who live by politics,
who trade and traffic in it, nd who fight
the battles of their party for the expected
spoils. Indeed, the civil service associa
tion, which is supposed te be always do
ing missionary work in support of the re
form, could well afford to employ Mr.
Ingalls to talk and write upon the sub
)ect from his own standpoint.
"Those who believe that public office
is a public trust, and that the more thor
oughly merit Is made the test of official
fitness the stronger and better the admin
istration of the government will be, will
only be disgusted with bis policy and will
be the more earnest in their efforts to
MtukraU for Dtnnar.
"Did I ever eat muskrat!" said Deputy
Regtstar Jamas A. Visgor to a reporter.
"Well, I should remark. It's th nicest,
gamiart and most delicious meat you ever put
Into your mouth. But you have to look out
when you catch 'em. bee that finger."
Mr. Viager held up the index Buger of his
right hand. It wan all w:arrerl and mutilated
at the top.
"I had speanvl twenty-iix muskrata that
lay, about thirty yiar ao. It was down on"
the river at Eoorse. When I speared one
fellow I took hold of him by the bead instead
of the tail, and be nearly bit that finger off.
But I would sooner eat one muxlcrat than five
pounds of porterhouse steak. When the boys
used to go on a ruuakrat hunt in the old days,
and catch fifteen or twenty apiece, they
would ait down in the muskrat bouses and
play cards, to we who would win the lot. It
generally ended by oue man winning the
whole pile, and be would go staggering home
under a load of l.TO or 'MJt rats. Detroit
A Victory tor the Street t ar Company.
bLKFALO, N. Y., Jan. Judge Hab-h,
in the supreme court Tuesday morning, ren
dered a decision in the cu.su of the people
agalnit the Buffalo Utreet Railroad company
directing the Jury to render a verdict of ac
quittal. The action was brought for viola
tion of the statute which provides that no
corporation shall exact more than ten hours
of continuous labor frron an employe within
the space of 'twelve consecutive hours, and
was baaed upon charges presented by the
Central Labor union. The evidence brought
out the fact that the men worked as much as
seventeen hours a day, being paid at the
rate of 15 cents per hour, but the witnesses
could not Ui induced to say they were com
pelled to do o. The defense asked for a di
rection to aXUit, which was granted
war looked upon a a test case.
Tanderbllt to Go a-Yachtlug.
Baltimohe, Jan. 30. The steam yacht
Alva, owned by William K. Vauderbilt, ar
rived at this port yesterday from Wilming
ton, Del. It is the purpose of Mr. Vander
bilt nnd bis family to come to Baltimore on
Friday next and sail in bis yacht fur Europe.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington Citv. Jan. 80. The Indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yesterday are
aa follows: For Iowa Fair, colder weather;
preceded In eastern Iowa by rising tempera
tures; winds becoming generally northwest
erly. For Michigan and Wisconsin Light
local snows: slightly warmer weather, exoept
In northwestern Wisconsin, allghtly colder
variable winds. For Illinois and Indiana
Fair, warmer weather; winds generally south
erly. Last year 80S vessels, nearly all of
steel, were built on the Clyde.
Dead Surcrf These.
'Direct Information" as to the
FOUR NAMES DOWN ON THE LIST.
Blaine, Alliwn, Alger, and Wanarnaker
Go In Without Ioubt It Seems To Be
44 In the Air," and the News Comes from
Throe PolnU A Very ' I'nuartin " DU
trlrt Ioey to Fill Out Horey's Term
Washington uiTT, Jan. 30 It was
learned last night from a gentleman whose
information is direct that four places in Gen.
Harrison's cabinet have lienn definitely set
tled, and wbiln not all of them have bean
formally acrupted them is no doubt that
tber will ha In the first place, Blaine wrote
to Gen. HnrriwMi more than ten days ago ac
cepting the secretaryship of state. Senator
Allison will Im the next wvretury of the
treasury. This has unquestionably liettn de
sided on, and although Allison's letter ac
cepting the honor bus not Uten written it
will be within the wnelc Gen. A leer will lie
a member f Uie cabinet, talcing the position
of secretary of war, and, as announced some
time ago, Wananiuker will ho ixxtinastar
Senutor Allium rKurnod last evening from
his visit to Gun. Harrison at Iii.Ii.iiihiviIis As
to the result i his conferem-o with the prmi
uelit-elei-l the senator dcclinci! to say any
thing tor publication.
lYDIANAi-oi.13, Jun. SO. The imre!ioo
prevails here among a number of Un. Har
rison s friends that he tuts about corupMed
his aabl net, and tli e names of liliiinn, Allison.
and Alper are regarded as certainties.
Omaiia, Neb., Jan W. A special to The
Herald from Washington says: It is posi
tively announced that Senator Allison has
been tendered the treasury portfolio ami lias
accepted it. Jitnttw U. Blaine has written a
letter to rresiileiit-elert Harrison, in which
he accepts the state portfolio.
Ixmaaioi.is, Jan. :). GeiL Harrison
worked upon his inaugural aiiirowt yesterday
and the tew jiersons who called were not per
mitted to interfHi-e with his lutmrs for any
great length of time. He had the apiiearance
or being very busy uud did not insist on any
one remaining longer than ixriiteuess re
Charles Citv, In., Jan. 30. R. F. Wright,
who is credited with first publiclv advocating
William B. Allison for the prewidency, savs
he deeply rejjrets Allison s retirement from
the senate. This view is held by most Repub
licans in this part of the state. Congressman
Henderson would protiably lie appointed to
succeed Allison were it not that Governor
Larrabee will probablv lie a candidate for
EW ork, Jan. SO. The stalwarts of
Oneida county, Mr. Conklins's home, are
bitterly indignant over the prosect that Mr.
Blaine will lie in Gen. Harrison's cabinet
They feel that they have been deceived, be
cause a gentleman close to lien. Harrison
wrote a letter to Thaxlore Pomeroy last fall
before the election assuring him in effect that
Mr. Blame would have no part in the adnuu
That Fin a California Iitrii-t.
Saw Francisco, Jan. 30. The recount of
the vote for congressman in the Fifth dis
trict has been completed in 67 out of SO pre
cincts, and thus far Phelps (Rep.), who was
defeated on the otiloial iigtires by 51 votes, has
gamed 33 and needs 14 more to elect him in
place of Clunie (Dem). Clunie will probably
demand a recount in the country districts
also, and this may reverse the situation
The First Indiana District Election.
Evansvillk, Ind., Jan. SU Returns up to
to a late hour last uight indicate the. election
oT Frank li. Iosey (Rep.) to till the unexpired
term of Governor Alvin P. Hovey in con
gress, made vacant by the election of Gen.
Hovey to the gubernatorial chair of Indiana.
LEGISLATION IN FOUR STATES.
Salient 1'oluU in the Transactions oeuator
Cullom on Manifest lestlny,
Sprinofieuj, Ills., Jan. 30 A petition
was received in the senate yesterday favoring
the pending local option bill and a memorial
asking the teaching of natural science in the
public schools. Bills were introduced for
uniformity of public school text books and
requiring miners to be paid for all coal mined,
including screenings. At 10:40 a. m. the
senate adjourned, the cause thereof being the
presence oi Senator Uuliotn in the bouse cham
ber. The house took in a few dozen more bills:
Prohibiting the killing of game birds for Ave
years; requiring all employers of labor to
allow then- emplovea time euouirh to vote
without deducting wages; fixing $3 per
mouth as the maximum charge for telephones;
providing that hanguigs shall take place in
side the walls of the states prison ; organizing
ana regulating savings banks; filling any rail
way company flw lor each free pass issued
to state olliciuls or legislators ; fixing the fees
and salaries of state officers, the governor's
at i-j.UMU per year and huse rent, and nothing
else. A recess was taken to meet Senator Cul
lom, and when business was rtuined a resolu
tion asking the representatives in Washington
City to try to secure a pension of 1 12 per
month for Black Hawk veteruns was adopted.
and oue for an investigation of the practice of
locking suspected people up in detective
agencies was referred. A resolution to erect
a monument to the dead of the Mexican war
Indianapolis, Jan. 30. The senate ad
journed at noon yesterday and little business
done. The following bills were read a
third time and passed in the house: Making
it unlawful for firms, corporations, compan
ies and others to blacklist men discharged
from their service and flrJnc penalties: uro-
viding that indigent Union soldiers and sail
ors shall be buried by the township in which
they reside at an expense not to exceed $50.
The bill to establish a supreme court commis
sion, consisting of five judges to be elected by
the legislature was reported favorably, but a
minority report was also submitted declaring
the measure unconstitutional The election
law has been agreed upon in committee.
Features of it are the secrecy of the ballot,
the printing of the tickets by the state, the
presence of none but the party challengers
when the ballot is cast, and the requirement
that all employes shall be excused at least
four hours for the purpose of voting.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 30. Both branches
of the legislature were flooded yesterday with
petitions from all portions of the state re
garding the alleged dens of infamy. Bills
were introduced in the senate: To re-establish
the law holding railroad companies responsi
ble for damage sustained through the care
lessness of employes; prohibiting the use of
dogs in hunting game birds; making the on
cers of and directors of private corporations
personail liable for debts contracted by such
corporations during tholr terra of office. A
communication from the governor was pre
sented calling attention to the propriety of
annding a representative to the centennial of
Lassino, Mich., Jan. SO. A bill was pre
sented in the bouse yesterday to increase the
tax paid by express companies from 1 per
cent, to S per f-ent. of their gross earnings.
The bill to compel sleeping-car companies to
raise the upper berth unless occupied was de
feated promptly. Connor, with grim sar
casm, advised that the scope of the bill be
extended so as to proscribe the quality of
blankets to be furnished by the company, the
fee to lie paid the porter, and to compel the
company to furnish its patrons with castde
soap. Htate Senator L. U. Palmer was rec
ommended by the senate for United States
district attorney-f or the western district of
Michigan. A local op ion bill was introduced
in the house. - '
Senator Callum at Springfield.
SPfUNorcLD, Ills., Jan. 30. Tube state
senate and house met Senator Cullom in the
bouse chamber yesterday and quite recep
tion was held. The senator made a short
speed), thanking the members for the
honor done him, and referring to many gov
ernmental questions. In regard to Canada
"I simply desim to intimate that my feeling
is that the people of the United States should
so control alfaits as that eventually not
with war; not wi h violence a policy will be
adopted that will result in the end in planting
the American fun; upon Canadian soil on our
After the conclusion of the senator's ad
dresR the memliern of both houses crowded
around the speak it's stand to shake him by
the band and excl ange greetings.
NEW BULL AND BEAR PEN.
Cincinnati Opens Her Chamber of Com-
nvMn-M with f nn..
CINCINNATI. Jan. 30. The new rhtmtwr of
commerce buildin ; was opened last night for
invited giittsU w th a promenade concert
The attendance was very large and the mag-
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
oifieent edifice wns brilliantly illuminated
with electric lights and gas juts. The struct
ure is of massive Rnnanesq tie style and cost
iJiVHit). It is as nearly fli-eproof as it is
possible to make an v building, and is regard
ed by experts as a singularly fine piece of
architecture. The exchange hall is on the
second floor and extends the entire length of
the building. l3.xttG feet, exclusive of lobby,
which is 33x28 feev. The ceiling, is 50 feet
high. There are four magnificent chande
liers, costing $1,500 each, with 1533 gas jets
and the same numhi-r of electric lights in the
hall. The gas fixtures cost $12,000, and the
electric light plant 11,030. The value of the
whole property is alout f 1,000,000.
EXCITEMENT IN INDIANAPOLIS.
County Clerk Snlli an Fails for S3S.OO0
His Election Expenses.
Indianapolis, Jai. 30. Considerable ex
citement was caused late yesterday afternoon
by the announcement of the failure of John
E. Sullivan, county clerk, and a packer and
shipper of poultry. Philip M Gapen is made
trustee of Sullivan s property, and W. K.
Sproule, a deputy clerk, is given a deed of
trust to run the clerk's office as trustee, and
to collect fees tolie a jplied to the expenses of
the office and to litigants and other persons
having money on ceposit there. Whether
or not there is a shoi tag in the clerk's office
is not now known. Sullivan was elected
clerk on the Democratic ticket about two
years ago, and says the expenses of the cam
paign were $10,000. Gapen and Dr. Loftin.
the county treasurer, are the principle credit
ors. Sullivan said lait night that his liabili
ties were about $3i,000 and assets about
double that sum.
WILL SEE HIM NO MORE.
The Indianapolis Defaulter Hie
Away To Canada Probably.
Indianapolis, Jan. 30. Mr. Barrett, at
torney for Joseph A. Moore, the $500,000 em
bezzler, admitted last night that his client had
fled to a place of safety, but he would not
give the exact time of his departure. It is
believed that he left ome tutie Monday and
that he has had ample time to reach the
Canadian line. The investigation of Moore's
books proceeds, but tin amount of the short
age has not yet bee a increased above the
HaRTFiikd, Conn., Jan. 30. Counsel for
the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance com
pany states tliat all fads pertaining to Moore's
defalcation were placed in the hands of the
prosecuting authorities at Indianaiolis a
week ago, and the responsibility for action
rests with them. The companv has offered
to give all the information it possesses to aid
SENATOR-ELECT WASHBURN ILL.
Physicians I'ronounre His Case Serious
and of Doubtful Issue.
Minneapolis, Mint., Jan. 30. Senator-
elect W. D. Washburn, the millionaire miller.
is reported critically ill Immediately after
the caucus that nomina .ed him he hod to take
to his bed, and yesterday it became known
through an intimate friend of the family that
at a consultation of physicians resterdav
morning his condition was pronounced dan
gerous and his recover" extremely doubtful.
The reception which was to have been ten
dered bun at the West hotel has been indefi
Run la on General Principles.
Wilklsharre, Pa, Jan. 30. The authori
ties of Scranton and Wilkesbarre have ar
rested and lodged in ja.1 some fifty tramps
charged uith the murdt-r of Policeman Ellis
in Hyde Park, on Sunday night. Every sus
picious character in all the towns within a
radius of 150 miles bits been arrested on
sight. Thus far the right parties have not
It's the Style In the Windy City.
Chicacjo, Jan. 30. eorge B. Titman.
proprietor of u printing establishment in this
city, yesterday began a libel suit against The
Chicago Herald, claim. ng damages to the
amount of $50,UUU. The Buit is based on an
article in Monday's Herald, which charged
Titman with having t-rice set fire to his
establishment in order to get the insurance.
EDITOR O'BRIEN CAPTURED.
Hut He Accomplished His Put-pone
Making a Speech In Manchester.
London, Jan. 30. William O'Brien was ar
rested at Manchester last night. The first re
ports of the gi-eat Nation ilist meeting at that
place represented the absence of O'Brien and
the presence of Dillon in his stead, but were
erroneous, and later dispatches give the fol
lowing details: An immense audience had as
sembled to hear Dillon, ivho, it had been an
nounced, would supply the place of O'Brien.
Before the meeting was called to order, how
ever. It was freely pr licted that OBrien
would bulk his pursuers and appear at the
nile the chairman was speaking there
was a suddeu commotion and O'Brien ap
peared at the entrance to the platform. He
halted a second and stepptd to the front. The
audience rose to its feet, and cheered and
shouted. Such a scene h is never been wit
nessed in Main hestor before. O'Brien stood,
pale, but calm and firm, until the uproar had
ceased, when he detailed t ie story of his con-
victiou and escape to his anxious hearers.
Since his flight from the o urt room, he said,
he had roved through four counties of Ire
land and had encountered many hardships.
At the conclusion of his address his friends
rushed upon the platform to shake him by
the hand, and the domotu tration was so en
thusiastic that O'Brien n as hustled about
1 hemmed in until h was abnost in a
fainting condition. The Manchester police,
hundreds strong, arrived upon the scene at
this poiut and O'Brien wa arrested shortly
after he reached an ante-room of the hall, the
crowd meanwhile dispers ng. O'Brien was
taken to the central police ittatlon. After the
meeting an immense tore i-Ught procession
paraded the streets amid i a tense excitement.
It is learned that O'Brien reached Wexford
on Friday, driving ninety miles in an open
trap, tie was tnen amuirgied on board a
collier and landed at PortbcawL Walea. He
remained one day at Bridgt nd, and upon bis
arrival in London started at once for Man
chester. "On fortune's cap we're not the Terr
button." but we think ourselves uncom
monly lucky since we foand a sovereign
remedy for pain. It is Salvation Oil
85 cents a bottle, '
Samoa Some More.
Those Dry Spots in the Pacific
THE FACTS STATED BY SHEEMAN,
So That If There's a Fight Over the Mat
ter We Will Know What It's About
The Senator, However, Is Not Looking
fur War " Ambassador " Wins the Day
Nominations To Be Hung Cp I'nttl
Harrison Comes In.
ASHiNOTOJT Crrr, Jan. 30. After the
senate had decided in secret session yesterday
that the debate on the Samoa amendments to
the diplomatic bill should take place with open
doors, that body resumed its public session
and Sherman took the floor to make a state
ment of the case. He begun by saying that
Samoa was in the direct line of commercial
intercourse, and the islands contained a popu
lalion of 3J4.000 Polynesians, and about 300
Americans, Germans, and English. Admiral
Wilkes bad first explored the islands and
made a survey, and the United States had
scut a special agent there, who had afterward
become minister to the king, and who made a
treaty in 1378 with the United States. This
treaty had given the United States the privi
lege of using the harlior of Pago-Pago, and
further provided that this government should
smplny its good offices m adjusting any dif
'erences between Samoa and other nations.
England and Germany had later obtained
nnular barlior privileges in other islands of
Sherman went on to steuk of a further ar
rangement made shortly afterward anil
-hich was, be said, very important. It had
jeen eutesed into between Great Britain and
he government of Samoa (but the German
und American governments were also in
cluded in it), by which the town and district
of Apia were constitute! into a municipality
and were declared to be neutral territory
where each of the three nations might estab
lish their storehouses, their workshops and all
other buildings necessary for carrying on
their traffic on those islands. This territory
of Apia was now known as the capital of the
Samoan islands, and was set aside for com
mercial purposes the government of Samoa
being practically excluded from it. The mu
nicipal txmrd consisted of the German, Eng
lish and American consuls. Thus treaty, or
agreement, had not leen submitted to the
senate, but hail been sijmed by the English
consul and by the captain of the American
ship-of-war Lackawanna. It bad lieen acted
upon by all three nations as in the nature of
an agreement for the jiossession and occu
pancy of that neutral territory. Sherman
next referral to the treaty of April, ISS-i, be
tween Germany and Great Britain, by which
a sort of delimitation was established for the
jurisdiction of each government in the Poly
nesian group, with a disclaimer that this rar-
tition should apply to the Samoan islands.
lhis was the legal status to-day.
There was always a sort of quasi war ex
isting there between several branches of the
people. It sevnied to be the general opinion
of all the American consular aijents who bad
been sent there to examine into the nature of
their government that the people were totally
unni to conuuet a regultr lornisl govern
ment. That civil war had continued until
finally, in 1-S!, by the aid of the consuls, it
was settled by an agreement that Malietoa
should Is- king and Tainascse vice king. Soon
after that settlemont other difficulties had
arisen, aai a movement had been made to an
nex the Samoan islands to Xew
Zealand Malietoa sending a humble
apjieal to gueen Victoria asking for
such annexation. The German trovernment.
however, had remonstrated in the most vig
orous manner apainst it, insisting that it
would be a violation of the treaty. Another
treaty was made with Malietoa by the Ger
man consul on tne 10th of November, 13S4
shortly after the king's piteous proposal to
treaty was. at first.
approved by the Uerman government, but
afterwards repudiated, on the refusal of the
American and Knglish governments to ac
quiesce in it, as it practically made Germanv
supreme over the islands and established a
German council or board of control to rule
and govern them.
Sherman then broucbt the history of events
to the conference in Washinc-ti
Bayard and the British and German minis-
ters, and to the sending by each of them of
an agent to the islands to obtain further in
formation. He said that it was manifest that
the reU-ilion of Tamasese had been organized
by the German consul and bv a Germnn
named Wdr, who was at the bead of a large
cuiimierciai nous!, tie mentioned the arrival
of a German fliet at the islands soma timA in
Alay, ISJjo, and of an insultinir letter from
tne vice admiral to Malietoa, in which he ad
dressed him not as king, but as head chief. It
was after these insults to the king that United
States Consul Greenbaum raised the United
States flag at the request of Malietoa over the
public bubdmgs in Apia. For
time, he said, the practical effect
of that action (unauthorized as it was)
had ten to check the action of the German
local authorities. This act had been whollv
without authority, and Mr. Greenbaum's part
in it bail, very properly, been disavowed by
the American government He bad no more
right to assert a protectorate there than the
German or English consul had. It was whilst
the aeut of the three conferrees (Bayard and
the bnglisb Uerman ministers) were engaged
obtaining information that the German gov
ernment deKed Malietoa and setup Tama
sese. 1 his was the worst feature of the case.
because at. this very time the negotiations
were going on on a sound, just, and
honest tiasis for the restoration of the status
quo. There were indications, be thought,
that the German government was coinciding
with the German pobcy. He was not stating
the facts for the purpose of sayuig who was
wrong or who was right, or whether Ger
many was justified in the course which she
pursued. He could not say, however, that
he found in the papers any justification for
Germany. Prince Bismarck, whose strong
and imjierial will was shown in all of his
communications, asserted the equal rights
of each of these governments, but in
sisted, as a matter of policy, that it would be
better to place the custody of the islands un
der the control of oue of the powei-s, and as
Germany hod the largest property interests
there that it would be best to place it under
German control and power. That was uow
the point in controversy.
Morgan spoke of the action of the German
government as being in the nature of a dis
courtesy. bherman said he thought so, but he did not
care to discuss the conduct of the German
government. The diplomatic forms, be
added, had been observed, but the substance
bad not been exactly there.
As to the newspaper cornsriondent, Klein.
who had been playing knight errant there,
the government of the United States was in
no way aespousible for him. The statement
of the man himself, although somewhat vain
glorious in style, showed that he bad
nothing to do with the attack on
the Gertxan sailors. Klein sympathised
with those who were in rebellion against
Tamasese, went along with them as a news
paper man, and possibly took a band in it,
but the United States government was in no
sense responsible for him. He Sherman did
not know whether be was a native-born, or a
Summing up bis lone sueech. Sherman said
that the first thing to be doue was fo the
United States to assert its power in the oc
cupancy aud possession of the bay of Pago
Pago. That ought to be done immediately.
It did not need war to nrotect a nation's
rights. The mere assertion of these rights,
the due regard for them, the expenditure of
money there, the storing of coal there, the
calling of vessels there all of these things
were assertions of power far more influential
than the protcojs and diplomatic correspond
ence. . ,
George The amendments do not menace
war. do they?
Bherman I do not think it necessarv to
menace any one. I believe that a straightfor
ward, manly negotiation should be entered
Into between. these three great powers. It
would be a shame and a disgrace to pur clvlli-
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1889.
zatioD and Christianity if we could not agree
upon some mode of government for those isl
ands. hatever the newsbADers may say,
there is nothing in the situation that would
justify on the part of either nation a breach of
the peace until every effort Is exhausted to
bring about a quiet and peaceful settlement of
tne controversy. First, we want to
sen and maintain our right to a
station at PaKo-Pajpj and nobody will call
that right in question. Next, we ought to do
what we promised to do, employ our good
omces to settle the dimcultics of this people.
Therefore. I am willing to vote any sum of
money to enable tne president to conduct ne
gotiations, to make surveys ot the harbors and
to get better information in relation to those
islands. I am willing to vote the sum named
in the amendment (S-W.OOO) and place It at the
discretion of Mr. Cleveland or Mr. Harrison;
and I have no doubt that the power thus
given to send agents there and to send ships
there will bring about a prompt solution of
this small controversy.
IT WILL BE "AMBASSADOR,"
rnlesH the Honse Objects The Snndry
Civil Kill and Oilier Measures.
Washinotox Citv, Jan. .X). A bill was
introduced in the annate yesterday to increase
the pension for the loss of one band or foot
the same bill has been reported favorably to
the house. An amendment to the sundry
civil bill was favorably reported appropriat
ing $40,000 for an equesti ian statue of Gen.
Sheridan. The amendment to the diplomatic
bill substituting the word "ambassador" for
"envoy extraordinory," etc., was agreed to.
It doesn't involve an increase of salary.
When the amendments relating to Samoa
were reached the senate went into secret ses
sion to consider the question whether tbe9e
amendments should he discussed in executive
session, and it was decided in the negative by
a close but non-partisan vote, and the doors
being reoeued Sherman made a statement of
the situation, past aud present, in Samoa and
at its conclusion the senate adjourned. Sher
man scouted the idea that there was auy
danger of war.
Among the favorable reports presented to
the bouse yesterday was one on the bill to re
quire railways to carry the mail on the gov
ernment's terms; it provides a fine of 11,000
per day for each day the road refuses to do tered all over the streets, thinking if not say
Eaatr JilrJ. I hard things of those responsible ft
against statehood was proseuteii. The sundry
civil lull was resumed and a number of
amendments of no general interest adooted.
The paragraph relating to the publication of
tne war records was amended to require a
thorough revision by competent officials, and
an amendment authorizing the secret service
force to look after "green g.nxls" men was
also adopted. The bill was then passed, and
at :j me nouse adjourned.
Cleveland's Nominations To lie "Hungrn,
iinjni.vtiuj iiii, Jan. u. a caucus
of Democratic senators was held vesterdav
morning in the Democratic conference-room.
A l , .
au'uv in t. ii wuaiui, wt?re present, it was
more a conference than a caucus, and was
called to discuss the attitude of Republican
senators in executive session in neglecting to
lane action on nominations. The oninion
was general and positive that the Republicans
intend to "hang up" all nominations to offices
that have a life or long term, so that they
may go over 10 narnson s administration.
' icinm-raiic senators ueuirmined on no
course of action, as they are owerlcss ill the
A Prospect for U ntaxed Tobacco.
Washin-gton Citt, Jan. 30. A deloga
tion of totcco manufacturers from Winston
C, beaded by W. A. Whitaker, president
of the Lucile Tobacco works, arrived here
yesterday morning to urge upon congress tbe
passage of the Cowlcs bill. Whitaker saw
Randall on the subject, and Randall told him
that he was in favor of it and that Whitaker
could do effective work by presenting his
views to meinlters who were ojen to convic
tiou. Cowles yesterday morning said a pre
liminary poll of the Democratic side showed
from sixty to seventy-flve members in favor
of his bill
A Michigan Case in Court.
Washington City, Jan. So Tbe inter
state commerce commission gave a bearing
yesteiila y afternoon in the case of Stone &
Carteu against the Detroit, Grand Haven &
Milwaukee railway, involving the Question of
discrimination against Ionia, Mich., and in
favor of Grand Rapids, Mich., by the free de-
uvery of freight to consignees' doors in Grand
Rapids and refusing a like delivery in Ionia.
Arguments and briefs were submitted by
Thomas F. McGrary and Ash lev Pond for
complainants, and by E. W. Meddauh and
Otto Kirchinan for defendants.
Comptroller Trenholni Resigns.
Washington Citv, Jan. 80. Comp
troller of tbe Currency Trenholm tendered
his resignation to the president yesterday and
left Washington last night for New York citT
where he will at once enter upon his duties as
the newly-elected president of the American
tsurery company of that city. Mr. Jesse D.
Abrahams, who for two years oast has al
sisted the comptroller as deputy comptroller,
win ai mice uecome acting comptroller, and
will undoubtedly continue to fill the position
until the close of the present administration.
The Allowed Tela Bulldoziug.
Washington City, Jun. ao. Tbe special
sub-committee of which Senator Evarts is
chairman, which has been for so long a time
investigating the Washington county, Texas,
election outrages, made a full report to the
full committee at a meeting held yesterday
morning. The committee finds the charges
of intimidation sustaiuci, while tin minority
will probably moke a report in contradiction
of this verdict.
Powell Claytou's Brother Amavtinated.
PunuXEKSViLLK, Ark., Jan. SO. John M.
Clayton, brother of Powell Clayton and one
of the most prominent Repubhcan leaders in
the southwest, was assassinated last uight at
his boarding house here. Claytou was about
to retire when be was shot and Killed He
ran against C. H. Breckenridge for cougres
in the list election and contested the seat.
There is great excitement over the murder,
Clayton lived at Pine Bluff. It is supposed
the murder grew out of politics.
RAN AGAINST A "SNAG."
The Burlington Jt Northern Puts the Rail
way Fat Into the Fire.
Chicago. Jan. 80. The presidents of the
western roads at their meeting yesterday
struck" a snag that threatens to nullify all the
work of both the New York and the Chicago
meetings. The Chicago, Burlington & North
ern, after having given the presidents to un
derstand that it would become a party to the
agreement if allowed to protect itself against
competitors, suddenly, after having been con
ceded this right, turned squarely arouud and
demanded concessions which were equivalent
to a refusal to join the new association. The
Burlington & Northern demanded that the
Eastern Minnesota, the St Paul & Duluth,
tbe "Soo," and the Duluth, South Shore &
Atlantic should also be included In the. pro
posed agreement; but as it is generally be
Ueved that the "Soo," at least, will not Join,
the probable result, in case tbe Burlington &
Northern maintains its present attitude, will
be the collapse of the Inter-State Railway
A vote was taken on the agreement as it
was modified during the week, and all roads
present voted for its adoption, with the single
exception of the Burlington & Northern,
which refused to vote at all. The opinion is
very generally held among railroad officials,
however, that the Burlington & Northern will
ultimately join the association, and it is the
intention to proceed on the assumption that
the agreement has been actually adopted, in
the hope that either the Burlington & North
ern will weaken or tliat its competitors will
come into the association. The president
will meet again to-day to elect an arbitrator
and to attend to other details provided by the
agreement. They will probably remain in
session for several days.
Caught the Miscreant Tonto.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. SO. August Tonto,
who attempted the triple murder ' at Delphi
Saturday night, was captured yesterday in a
barn eight miles from the scene of the tragedy.
He confessed the crime and said he did it be
cause the Stoekal family had been talking
about him. He was taken to tne county jail
at Mason. -
Over a thousand women and girls are
employed in making barbed wire In the
Pittsburg iron mills.
Gotham on a Tramp.
Sort o; Go-as-You-Please
Gait in Vogue.
THE STREET OAR LINES ALL TIED DP
And Much Turbulence Follows Attempts
o Run with New Men A Number of
" Kmon In " Between Striken and Po
liceThe I'ftiial IClotous Demonstrations
Mayor irxiit K.-t v.--n Two l-ilen No
Can Knn at Nilit.
New York, Jan. :. Pedttstriaiii.sm was
in vogue in this city yesterday. Early in the
morning alNiut nine-tenths of the street rail
way employes s-f im k . oi k and "tied-up" the
lines. Tlu-rt.nl: -.,' n... -hf.,
TIIK WAI.KtXH WAS GOOD.
leading to the business (Mrtion of the city pre
sented somewhat the appearance of country
roads during circus week. Tired pedestrians
making their way to their business were scat-
this state of things.
The strikers not only proposed not to work
themselves until their demands were complied
with, but were determined that no one else
should, and strong detachments of police
were scattered all over the disturbed districts,
ready for emergencies, and the emergency
was upon thorn as soon as the first car was
started on the Grand street line, for it was
attacked and in spite of the fact that it was
surrounded by policemen armed with long
sticks, the horses were detached and the car
overturned. All along this line tbe inhab
itants were in sympathy with the
striKers and Urn hooting and veil
ing were ear splitting as the car moved along.
The mob was finally lieatcn back with many
a sore bead, the car put liack on the track
and tbe horses apain hitched. But its use
fulness was gone and it was ttken bark to
the stables. The well known scenes attended
the strike all day. Trucks were overturned
an the tracks and other means taken to pre
vent the cars from running, and though hun
dmls of men were enfrai-d in this work and
the poli.-e were in constant conflict with them,
but few airvsts were made, and on several of
the lines Uie attempt to run the cars was
On aome lines, however, theiv was better
luck, and as fast as new men could te era
ployed the cars were sent out and kept run
ning un.lr police protection most of tbe day.
Tbe comiiiy says it can man its lines in a
very short time if the danger of mob violence
were not so great, and at any rate dedans its
purpose to have nothing to do with tbe strik
ers under any circumstances. They were all
paid off yesterday.
The Sixth avenue line managed to get cars
over their route at intervals of from fifteen
to twenty minutes, each car ling guarded
by four police officers. These cars met with
numerous olistructions, and the police were
kept busy in clearing the way, and in dis
persing the crowds of strikers who gathered
in a threatening manner at various points
along the route. At about 2 o'clock the
crowd at Thirty-ninth street overturned a
peddler's wagon in front of an approaching
car. This caused a good deal of excitement
and some delay, but the policemen succeeded
in driving the crowd away, after arresting
the ringleader. Another arrest was made at
Thirty fourth street, where the track had
been olistructed by a large truck being placed
across it. Three other arrests of strikers
charged with rioting were made during tbe
day. At 4 p. m. tbe company decided to sus
pend operations for tbe day, and no more
cars were sent out of the depot
The Fourth avenue line only succeeded in
getting two cars over its road during the
day. J he strikers on this line were much
more demonstrative than those of the other
roads, and very serious trouble wa threat
ened At twenty -third street the strikers
unhitched the horses from a cross-town car
and then overturned the car across the Fourth
avenue tracks. This obstruction was re
moved with great difficulty by the policemen.
The mob attempted to drive the officers away,
but were compelled to succumb to the free
use of clubs ly the policemen, Capt. Ryan
arrested the ringleader of this crowd and was
immediately surrounded by a hundred men
bent upon rescuing their leader. Tbe captain
drew his revolver and gave warning that be
would shoot the first man who int-fered with
him. He then succeeded in getting his pris
oner to the stat ion house without further in
terference. The officers of the company
claimed to be satisfied with their day's work
in getting the two caiii over the route, and no
otliers were sent out.
The presidents of several of the roads re
newed their demands ujion the mayor for po
Uce protection. Master Workman Magee, of
the Knights of Labor, called upon the mayor
during the afternoon and complained that the
police oHhvrs were too ofiicious in their oppo
sition to the strikers. The mayor stated that
the police dejiartineiit were responsible for the
preservation of order, aud that he was satis
tied flint they were acting with discretion and
would not exceed their authority.
No attempt was made by any of the compa
nies to run cars after dark, but most of them
will renew their efforts to operate their roads
this morning. The officers of the Fourth
Avenue company say they will run on sched
,, Chicago. Jan. a.
hollowing were the quoatatiou on the
board of trade to-day: Wheat-No. t Kehni.
ary, opened , closed VTiSg-c; May, opened
Biu, closed Wt-io; July, opened wso,
closed sttVse. Com - No. 2 February, opeued
and closed 34vffc; March, opeued 3ic, closed
"s-Mic. May, opened 3tc, closed
Oats No. t February, opened . closed 25c:
May. opeued STTc, closed XH-ifc- Pork
February, opened $11.50. closed 911.036
March, oiiened , closed SU.lt: Miv.
opened 11 W7W. closed $11.87. lard -February,
opeuod Si.BT4. closed f.5.
The Union stock yards reports the following
prices: Hogs -Market opened moderately
active; light grades ateadv, other lots bo
lower; Unlit grades, $4.&&5-05; rough pack
ing, H.tJid,i.7i: mixed lots, J4.7wi4.VO; heavy
packing and shipping lots, $4.7ou.'JU. Cattle
Stronger, shade higher; beeves. Door to
prime. $3.:Si4.6); bulk, $3.75IJ5; cows, $1.40
&3.10; Miockers and feeders. $jj($3.40. bheep
Stronger; muttons, $3.75(6.00: western corn
fed, tljua.4.ti.i; lambs. Sa.UO&ij.uu.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elirin enamenr.
25ai per lb.; fancy dairy, l&17c; packing
stock, l.ilBc. Eggs Strictly fresh laid, 1&3
liMic; ice-house stock not wanted. Dressed
poultry- Chickens, 78Vic per pound; turkeys.
luailc: ducks, inaile. geese. jHi..VU2.7.UU tier
dor. Potatoes liolce Burbank-. Hl&XJo per
bu.; Bounty of Hebron. 3l&X)c; Karly Hose,;.;
sweet potatees, $1.75612.00 tier bbl. ADulea
Choice greenings fl-Kxai.tti per bbl. C'ran-
berries- JO.UUitt. j0 per bbl.
Vork, Jan. ffl.
Wheat-Easier: No. 1 red state. l.u7?
t do, 5?4c; No. red winter February, MUq:
do March, &Kc; do May, USc; do June, 9eW
Corn Dull; No. t mixed cash, 46c; do Jan
nary. 434)c; do February. 44c; do March, 46o;
do April, 45c. Oats Steady; No. 1 white state.
SUc; No. t do, 8U60: No. ft mixl J.xnTZT
Wc; do February, 31c: do March. SStJ
Rye-Dull. Barley-Nominal. Pork-Dull:
new mesa, tlS.2513.fio, Lard-Dull; January
$7.27; February $7JS; March. $7J.
A thirteen-Year-old lad in British VvT.
lpmbia has distinguished himself bv kin.
log a large paathtr.
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avenue.
Tile Facing s, -
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave., Rock Island.
rif tl i
MJ I'.l '' VJ II III "
1 l'x'aWj 2S I'a'wj ill
JOHN YOLK & CO.,
Sash, 'Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wool
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avemv,
CARPETS iND WALL PAPER,
New Patterns for Spring 1889, received daily
Li Wi PETERSEN'S, 212
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., Rock Island,
POLZIN & ST A AS SEN, Propts.
Good delivered to any prt of tbe city f re of cturge.
Plumbing Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
r?roneht. Cat and Lead Ploe, Pip Pitting and Braa Goods of eTery iescrtptio
Rubber Hom and Packing of all kindg, Drai Tile aDd Sewer Pipe.
Office aid 8hop No. 17 Eighteenth St.. ROCK 1RLAJTD. ILL,
OTY S2.00 .A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
and bT Kma of the
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old studio, over McCabe's.
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuably.
The Aldine is constructed on ,. ;Sn.
tiflc principles. Unlike sny otlir arw,
it has a return dmft; this instm-i "t.n
and perfect combustion, economy of furl,
perfect ventiintion, distribution' i f Uit
end cqunliz iiion of temperature from
floor to reiiinjr. Burns br.l or oft
coal, and hiis live times tl e hentlne ca
pacity of any ether grate on the nmrket
Call or examine or send for circular
giving full information.
DAVIS & CAMP, Atrents.
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
GoJd-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second .Avenue
West 2nd St., Davenport.
COMPLETE IN ALL
Jfcr catalogue! addrest
J. O. DUNCAN,
DaMUDt. t. Iowa.
latest ooraltlM of tha uiun.