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THE BOftK TRCAyP ATTOTTB THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1889.
THE DAILY VRGUS
J N4 OTTR.
Thursday. January 81. IHM).
About every republican congressman
that was defeated at the last election is a
candidate for office under Ilarrison . Re
pnblioans never willingly retire to private
life. They seem to think that the United
States government owes them a living.
Ix the Baker and Forman contest for
a seat in congress, Forman makes gains.
In St. Clair county Baker claimed great
frauds, but the recount of the vote of
that county was finished last night and
Forman made a gain of four votes.
Baker ought to have kept out of a con
test. He has lout many friends by bis
conduct. The democrats who did vote
for him are now satisfied thai they ought
to have voted for their own candidate for
ha has proven himself the better man
Baker seems to want to go to congress,
whether elected or not.
Col. C. J. McRPnT will shortly visit
the west in the interest of the proposed
special corn exhibit at the coming Paris
exposition. The aim is to introduce our
national cereal to the Dot ice of European
nations and thus furnish a larger market
for our corn crop. Although the corn
crop of 1887 was valued at $640,000,000
and that of wheat at less than half that
sum, yet the value of corn exported was
only $19,000,000. while wheat footed up
to the enormous total of $90,000,000.
This, too, in spite of the fact that in corn
we are without competition, while in
wheat we are compelled to compete with
the vast fields and cheap labor of Russia
The republicans and mugwumps who
voted for Harrison with the understand
ing that Blaine should not be in his cab
inet in case of election, are now "kick
ing" themselves all over upon the report
that the plumed knight is to have the
portfolio of state. They deserve no
sympathy, however. The whole repub
lican campaign was a tissue of false
hoods, and anyone who was foolish
enough to be caught by such chaff as
that given out in regard to Blaine, should
take bis medicine without squealing. The
fun has only just commenced. In three
months from now there will be enough
sore-headed republicans to organize a
Political teetotalism does not appear
to be gaining ground in Massachusetts, a
tate where it certainly has had a fair
trial. In 1888 out of 349 cities and towns
only 74, or 21 per cent, voted to grant
licenses. The popular majority against
license showed 50 9 per cent of the people
of the state to be in favor of the policy of
prohibition. In 1SS7, with the same
number of cities and town9, 63 voted
yea. The majority against license had
become 51 58 per cent of the total. The
total vote was 16.6 per cent greater than
in 1886. In 18SS. when the number of
cities and towns was Sol, 85 or 22 per
cent voted yea. The total vote increased
25 per cent in this y ar, and 53 45 per
cent was in favor of license.
Senator Vest is a dear lover of a joke,
and he was last week the author of one
which caused a titter to go around the
senate that wss joined in by the republis
cans, although the laugh was on them
Mr. Vest presented a memorial purport
ing to be signed by a number of dentists
asking that a bounty of $1 per tooth ex
tracted be allowed to American dentists,
"in order to encourage an honest indus
try, lower the cost to patients, and en
courage the immigration of dentists from
other parts of the world, thereby making
a better market for the agricultural and
other products of this country." A very
clever parody on the amendment the re
publicans adopted to the tariff bill, al
lowing a bounty of one per cent per
paund on sugar produced in this country
How Il!lool-: hhiuh Marry.
An instance of how Illinois laws rela
tive to inter-marriage are eluded, was
shown at Davenport yesterday, when
William T. Gibbs and Miss Mary E.
Oibbs, both of Marshall, III., and cousins,
appeared before Justice Kaufman and
were married. They came of wealthy
parentage, so the Democrat' Gazette says,
and the father of the young lady accom
panied them. He is a farmer and the
young man a merchant. Justice Kauf
man performed the ceremony in a happy
manner, and groom, bride, father and
father-in law were happy. They left the
office, went over to the new court house,
took in other sights about the city and
departed on the evening train for their
home in Marshall county. Here was a
marriage of cousins, one of many that
have occurred in Davenport In the past
two years for the purpose of keeping
wealth in the family.
GENERAL EUROPEAN NEWS.
A Movement That Muy Bring Vr.
Vienna, Jan. 31. The Komun Catholic
movement in fnvor of the restoration of the
temporul power of the s is extendiiig.
Meetings at Bruck. Kalzliurg, Inrii.sliriick, and
other places have adopt resolutions con
demning tho restri:tioti4 iniXM.-i by the
Italian government upon the holy see. Roman
Catholic-, th: rf-u!iitfinH d..-.'lnr must not
rent until tho iiri'inu-y of tho cuiirru is rec
otjniaed. ll i MnHi-miit that no minting has
yet demand! action lv the -o ernintint in
defem-e or the jHipc.
I'liMiurt will I llit It Out.
I'aiuu, .Iiiii. ill. 1'iiuninr Flxu;t, in re
ceiving tho bureau of the Extreme Left yes
terday, xnid he won!, I not resign, but would
mil the chamber IW a vote of continence, and
introduce a bill iiu rHiisiijjj tho utringeury of
the code relating to attacks tim the consti
tution and tho laws, and another measure at
fuetiiifef the pre.
The Fifth California 1 Demorrulle.
San Francisco, Jan. 31. The t'helpa
Clunie recount iu the Filth coiigreiiunul dis
trict was cloned yesterday with tho result of
giving the election to Clunie (Duin.) by a ma
jority of V votes.
Dry sermons are bad enough, but for
the minister to preach them tbrough his
nose ia inexcusable. Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup will save both minister and sermon
if taken In time.
They do not beat spears Into pruning
-y uui wie gun lounary
up there has taken a contract to build a
Wronirht-irmi r.l1.A.,i v.. I J
a -- .vinwiu wuugc
Royalty in Mourning.
Apoplexy Carries Off the AuS'
trian Crown Prince.
SUDDEN END OF A WILD CAREER.
Rumor That a Rifle I'.uUet Did the Work
HI I'opulaillr with the Hungarians
The Probable Sureeiutlon Sennatlonal A r
tlole on Itlmnark and His Successor
Count Herbert the Chosen One HI
Youthful Itrawlft The European News
London, Jan. SI. Crown Prince Rudolph
of Austria died of apoplexy (according to the
official rwjxirt) at
yesterday. His wife,
is a member of the
royal family of
Belgium, and th
court feat i v i t i e
which were to take
place at Brussels
have been postponed
on account of l'rince
and will possibly be
i . i i -
aoauuonou. tin- crown print ridoi.PI
peror William of or Austria.
Germany was much agitated at hearing of
the event, and Bismarck presided at a meet
ing of the Otirm'iii privy council, which was
summoned to consider the situation created
by tho sudden death of the crown prince.
The Oflieial Gazette of Vienna, iu giving
particulars of the doath of the crown prince,
states that he, with a party of friends, wont
shooting at Mayerling on Monday. The
prince was not feeling well Tuesday and
absented himself from dinner at the hofburg.
The guests assembled for brenkfust yesterday
morning and awaited the arrival of the crown
prince. He did not make his appearance and
inquiries as to th" reason of bis absence re
sulted in the discovery that he was dead.
A rexrt was current that he had met with
au accident while shooting, and had received
a wound nt the hands of a peasant, which
caused his death. Tho Vienna papers, how
ever, make no reference to such an occur
rence. The crown prince's bodv arrived ut
Vienna at midnight last niht.
Comment i rife that Crown Prince Rudolph
always slept with his bed-room door ajar. On
the morning of his death the door was fo;md
to te locked. Mayerling is delightfully situ
ated and renowned for its splendid scenery.
It has for many years been the favorite resort
of Arcjiduchess Stephanie.
A dispatch to 1 ho Daily News from Vienna
says that Crown Prince Hudolph remained
with Count Huyos until long alter midnight
Tuesday- night, retiring at an hour very near
daylight yesterday morning in excellent
spirits. lie bud lutely been working very
hard and had devoted much of his time to
reading and correspondence.
All of the Conservative newspaers highly
praise Prince Rudolph. The Daily News,
however, suys the event suggest reflections
of a different sort from those inspired by the
deathl)cds of Enqieror Frederick and Presi
dent UariieJd. Prince Rudolph, The News
continues, was not great in intellect uor im
pressive in character. His sole title to dis
tinction was derived from the fact that he
was the son of bis father, and of his domestic
relations it is needless to s)ieak. It is stated
that private telegrams from official sources
in Vienna allinn that the prince's death was
due to a wound inflicted by a rifle shot.
Archduke Ctiirii nuis, brother of the
emperor, is the hoir-presumptive to the Au
strian throne, the succession assiiig to his
sons, the Archdukes Otto anil Ferdinand re
spectively. It is stilted that Emjteror Francis
Joseph resigned the rights of succession iu his
direct line upon inheriting the projierty of
the duke of Modena. If this lie true, Arch
duke Otto Is consequently the heir, though it
is thought that the euieror'8 renunciation of
his rights was only conditional.
The news of the death of the crown prince
had a very quieting effect upon the rioters at
Pesth. where the anti Tisza faction badjbeen
very turbulent. Almost immediately after
the announcement the disorder began to sub
side, and within a short time had wholly
In spite of the well authenticated stories of
his way wurdnew and his shameful treatment
of his wife, Archduchess Stephanie, the
prince was very popular among the Hungar
ians and his death w ill be sincerely mourned.
His manners were frank and cordial and he
had a still stronger hold upon the affections
of the people in the fact that he spoke all the
languages and dialects of the empire fluently.
The print of Wales, is said to tie very much
affected by the death of Rudolph, between
whom anil the heir to the British throne
there existed a warm friendship.
WHO WILL SUCCEED BISMARCK?
The Old Chancellor I'mpaiinfc Ills Son
Herbert Bismarck lan Characteristics.
London, Jan. 31. The Contemporary Re
view publishes an article entitled "The Bis
marck Dynasty.'' It comes from high au
thority, although it is acconiaiiied by no
signature. It be
gins by saying that
Prince Bis marck
can not live long,
and quotes a re
mark of the Ameri
can minister at Ber
lin, made five years
ago, that he was
surprised that the
chancellor was pre
paring no one to
succeed him. 'Bis
marck, waking sud-
HEHEERT rjIHUABCK. denly to this idea,"
the article says, "began to prepare his son,
Count Herbert, for this purpose." Count
Herbert Bismarck's youthful "bra wis and quar
rels, bis later intrigues, including some dis
graceful occurrences, in one of which he re
ceived a sword out on the head, are reviewed.
The Bismarckinn contempt for women, ac
centuated by this quarrel, which concerned a
woman, and by another intrigue after the
war, is represented by the article as the
origin of all that is baneful in the character
of the Bismarck). When Emperor Freder
ick died. Count Herbert is credited with say
ing, "We shall have no more pettutB hi pol
The writer of the article dismisses as mon
strous tiie innInimtioii that Bismarck medi
tated the dearh of the late emjieror when ha
insisted upon the latter's removal from Ban
Remo to Berlin, but says that Bismarck
feared that his ascendancy would be menaced
by Empress Frederick. The chancellor also
saw by Frederick's refusal to discuss state
matters with Count Herbert that it was use
less to hope that Herbert would ever be Fred
erick's chain ellor. "Who then," continues
the room of tht senate committee on com
merce, but owing to the fact that the senate
had been called to meet at 11 o'clock, it ad
journed without action. The Republicans
are opposed to the admission of New Mexico.
They are opposed to submitting the question
of admission to the people of North and
South Dukota again, and they are in favor
of providing for the immediate admission of
North and South Dakota, Montana and
MIGHTY RECKLESS OF THAT WEALTH.
Great Silver Vault That Is Defective
and Has a Poor Lock.
WASHiNoTqN City, Jan. 31. The great
vault construrted in the north court of the
treasury dcmrtment building for the storage
of silver coin has been found to be so damp as
to rot the canvas bags in which the silver is
stored, and consequently 40,000 large wooden
boxes have been ordered iu which to store
su,000,000, each box eoutuining 2,00O.
Those boxos take up so much room
that they will considerably reduce the ca
pacity of the vault, which was intended to
hold 1 100,000,000. There has also been some
question as to the safety of the vault, for
while thejdoor lsverj thick and heavy it ia
tautened by a common lock with a flat key
which could be easily duplicated, and the
vault might be rol bed by a conspiracy among
cne treasury watc iinen.
The British Extradition Treaty.
Washington City, Jan. 81. The senate
was in secret sessit n for more than four hours
yesterday discussing the British extradition
treaty, which has been pending since July,
1880. Both political parties in the senate
were perfectly wiL ing to postpone considera
tion until after tho presidential election, and
then the tariff bill intervened, and it was not
until yesterday tliet an opportunity to take it
up was presented. The discussion yesterday
was largely on the constitutional points of the
matter. Edmunds. Hoar, and Voorhees op
posed the treaty on these points, and Morgan
defended it. Theie would probably have
been a recommittal if Riddleberger had not
begun a long speech against the treaty, dur
ing which many of the senators left the
chamber and when he got through it was too
late to take a vote. It is doubtful if the de
bate will be resume L Many senators are op
posed to wasting m re time on a treaty the
rejection of which ii a foregone conclusion.
The Initug-ural Hall.
Washington City. Jan. 81. Mr. George
E. Lemon, cbairmar. of the finance committee
of the inaugural ceremonies, issues the fol
lowing notice: Tickitsfor tho inaugural ball
will bo ready for dirtribution about Feb. 1,
and will be delivered in the order
of receipt of applications, which
are now being, daily received. The
price is 3. Each ticket admits
one person, aid a so ivenir and programme
accompanies each ti -ket. The money must
accompany em-h ordc r for tickets, and all ap
plications should be addressed to George E.
Lemon, chairman finance committee, Wash
ington City. -Supper tickets will be $1 each,
and can be obtaiutd when ordering ball
Friends of Our Merchant Marine.
Washington City, Jan. 31. The annual
meeting of the Ameri n Shipping and Indus
trial league opened 1 ere yesterday at WU
lard's hall. Nearly J00 delegates, many of
them promiuent in commercial organizations
throughout the country, are in attendance.
A very successful meeting and one that will
have great influence in reviving interest in
American shipping is confidently anticipated
by the delegates. The convention will re
main in session several days, and on Friday
night will close with e. public meeting in G.
A. R. hall, when Senator Spooner and Rep
resentatives Hooker, of Mississippi, and
Cummings and Farqu)iar, of New York, will
Gone to Hunt Florida's Electoral Vote.
Washington City, Jan. 81. Mr. H.
Bryan, of the state cepartment, left Wash
ington yesterday for Jacksonville and Talla
hassee, Fla., to look for the missing electoral
vote of that state. He goes armed with
credentials from the secretary of state, an
nouncing that he is tbe accredited agent of
the government to secure a copy of the cer
tificate deposited with the judge of one of
the district courts of Florida by the Florida
electors. It is not positively known which
one of the two district courts holds the cer
tificate, but Mr. Bryan is expected to visit
Jacksonville first, and if it is not found there
to go on to Tallahassee.
Very Ancient "News."
Washington City, Jan. 31. Tuesday Sec
retary Bayard gave cut as original docu
ments a letter from Prin -e Bismarck to Baron
Von Zedtwitz, dated Nov. 18, 1S87, and a let
tar from Mr. Bayard to Mr. Pendleton, dated
Jan. 17, 1S38. These let:ers were telegraphed
over the country Tuesday night as news. The
first will be found on page VHi, and the second
on page 107 house ex. d ic. No. 2tts, first ses
sion Fiftieth congress. They have been per
fectly accessible to the public since April 2.
ult, when they were sent, in substance, all
over the country by the United Press.
rushing Thine on the Social Line.
Washington City, . an. 31. The dinner
given Tuesday night by t he secretary of war
to the president and Mrv. Cleveland, caiiie to
an end at 11 o'chx-k. Immediately after that
hour the president and Mrs. Cleveland were
driven to the National R fies armory, where
the army and nnvy recep- ion was in progressL
In twenty minutes the distinguished guests
shook hands with the more notable jieople of
a gathering almost every member of which
was significant in the " social, political or
literary life of the capita .
Sent Our C'ondolen. e to Austria.
Washington City, Jan. 31. Ujiou the
receipt of the nows of the death vesturdav of
Crown Prince Rudolph, of Austria, heir ap
parent to the Austrian throne, Secretary
Buvard cabled our minister to Austria fal
lows: "Express through impropriate channel
uie aeep sorrow oi m president ana people
of tho United States, by mason of the
oerea Yemeni suiierea oy nis majesty and the
people of Austria- Hungary in the death of
the crown prince."
Germany W ants Anot ier Conference.
Washington City, Jan 31. The president
sent to congress yesterday correspondence
containing an amplified acwunt of the recent
events in Samoa, an outline of which has al
ready been telegraphed and published. The
president says that a proposition for another
conference between Germany and the United
States is on its wav to W ishingtou City by
mail from Prince Bismarclu
The Case of lefau ter Moore.
Indianapolis, Jan. 81 The statements
wired from Hartford tha, the Connecticut
Mutual managers had placed all the fata per
taining to Moore's defalcation in the hands of
the Indianapolis prosecutin authorities, and
that the resonsibility for dolay in acting upon
the case rested here, are denied in toto by Maj.
Mitchell, prosecutor for the district, and
Judge Claypool, acting United States district
attorney. They say that not one word has
ever been said to them by representatives of
me company wnicn would lead them to be
lieve that it was the desire of the comranv to
Blaine Has Nut Ilaeti "Called."
Washington City, Jan. 31. Referring to
the report that Mr. Blaine lias received and
accepted an invitation to go into Harrison's
cabinet as premier, a gentlomon who is rec
ognized us Mr. Blaine's most iutimate friend
hi Washington said:
"It is not true. Mr. Blaine has not received
any such invitation directl or indirect! v,
and of course has not accepted it." He
thought, however, that the Maine man was
sure to be called. Allison's friends still in
sists that he will not go into the cabinet, pre
ferring his place in the senate.
Culloin Not a Cabinet Maker.
Chicago, Jan. 81. Senator Cullom was
here yesterday. He was asked :
"Can you verify any of these rumors as to
Blaine and Allison f
"I wouldn't undertake to try it. I am a
senator, not a cabinet-maker."
"What will be your stand i 1 the Samoa ar
"United States of America first, last, and
foremost every time. I cau not speak fur
ther." Predicting Kenna'a Defeat.
Charleston, W. Va.,Jan. 81. Several
leading Democrats, who have heretofore been
known as Keuna men, aro now predicting his
defeat, and the opposition tc him claim his
name will be withdrawn in a lew days unless
he is elected, which they say is impossible.
He still maintains that bis chances are Kood.
Tho ballots yesterday resulted in a tie between
(iotr ami Kenna, with three Union Labor
votes and three scattering.
Fatal Distillery Fire.
Chicago, Jan. 31. The Ycung distillery
at Gury, Ills., owned by Fram U M. Young,
was burned to the ground early Wednesday
morning. One man, Jack Kfe, employed
about the establishment, lost I is life in the
flames. The loss will be total, probably in
the neighborhood of $40,000.
Both Shot Through the Heart.
Walnut Springs, Tex., Jan. 81. Charles
M. Bulcb and his wife were foul d dead In bed
Tuesday morning, hota shot through the
ueart ana a revolver lying bet w n the bodies.
Starch cm WS atlrdrv-awvurrmn nnmArm
have a vulgar glare. Potioni'a li the only
complexion pewder lit for hi j.
Stealing an Empire.
Is What Hooker Calls the Okla
A DEBATE ON SOLDIERS' EIGHTS.
Their Homestead Privilege Ksteuded
by the House Over tbe Lands Involved
Kenators Handle the Banioan Matter
Without Gloves British' Extradition
Treaty Again Talked Over A Weak
Lock on a Silver Vault A Lost Electoral
Washington City, Jan. 31. The amend
ment upon which the debate on the Oklahoma
bill opened in the house yesterday was Fay
son's, and provides that the rights of honora
bly discharged Union soldiers and sailors of
the late civil war to make homes in the public
lands under the existing homstead law shall
not in any degree be impaired by the passage
of this bill, but that such rights shall extend
to any and all lands which shall be open to
any settlement under the provisions of this
bilL" The discussion was lively. Symes of
Colorado said tho government could not make
an exception, iu favor of the O. A. K.
because the government did not ac
quire the title to the land, and did not
become the owner of the proceeds of the sale
of it. The money passed from the settler tc
the Indian in pursuance of negotiations in
which the United States simply acted at
trustee. He would not presume to speak for
the O. A. R., but be had the ritcht to speak a
one of its members. He had the right to say
that the inemlmrs of the O. A. R. were not
beggars. They did not come before the
house asking that 200 or 300 of them, w ho
mipht le able to go w ith the boomers iuto
Oklahoma, should have a present of $-J00 to
$500 eai'h, while thousands who were unable
to go there ahd who were iu want would re
ceive nothing at alL
Grosvenor of Ohio said that ho did not ad
dress the committee as representing the G.
A. R. He denied that any man had the right
to come here and attempt to represent that
organization as favoring or Apposing any
amendment of this character. He was here
as a representative, trying to do what was
right and just to the country and all the in
terests involved. For the first time an op
portunity was presented to the representa
tives of the people to make good so-ne of their
profuse and oft-repoated pledges to the sol
diers of the. country.
Peters of Kansas characterized tho amend
ment as ingenious, but as absolutely lacking
in ingenuousness. It proposed to take from
the treasury about $'.0,000,000 apparently in
the interest of ex-soldiers of the country. The
record will disclose that the men who opposed
the Oklahoma bill and prevented legislation
are the very men who are ardently support
ing the amendment. In view of veto messages,
even' man knew that with the amendment on
the bill the measure would not stand the
shadow of a chance of becoming a law.
Hooker of Mississippi declared that his ob
jection to the bill was fundamental. He be
lieved that the United States was endeavor
ing by this bill to take possession of land to
w Licit it had no right He asserted that to
the Cherokee outlet the Cherokee Indians had
a perfect title, but this bill proposed to take
it. If tbe bill passed it would not le etty
larceny, it would be grand larceny. It was a
proposition to steal an empire.
Warner of Missouri said tuut would sound
better if the talk about stealing laud came in
the interest of actual settlers and not in the
interest of gigantic monopolies.
MOVING ON OKLAHOMA.
Tlie House Makes Rapid Projrress w ith the
Springer Bill Senate Doings.
Washington City, Jan. 31. A resolution
was arce.1 to by the senate yesterday calling
on the treasury for a statement of the amount
of the Union and Central Pacific railways
sinking fund under the Thurman act. Plumb's
credentials as senator were received and filed.
The diplomatic bill again came up and Dolph
spoke on the Samoan question. He favored
insisting that Germany should restore the
status quo. and did not see any objection to
an American protectorate. Reagan was also
in favor of an "energetic" policy, and said
we bail lieen humiliated by Bismarck. He
wanted the amendment amended so as to call
for the protection of American rights and the
preservation of the independence of Samoa.
Pending debate the senate went into secret
session on the British extradition treaty, and
when the doors reopened, adjourned.
The house concurred in the proposition to
supply soldiers1 homes with otisolete styles
of cannon for salute purposes, and then took
up the Oklahoma bill, and adopted pro forma
the amendment extending the homestead
rights of Union soldiers over the lands in
volved in th bill. Other amendment were
agreed to surrounding the lands with defenses
against their acquisition by railways or any
other persons except bona fide settlers, elim
inating the clause making the lands taxable
after the first installment of purchase money
has been paid, and tieing up the town sites so
as to prevent land syndicates from "gobbling"
them. Tbe committee then rose and reported
the bill to the house, which agreed to the sol
dier amendment and pending further consid
eration the house adjourned.
SHALL WE BEARD BISMARCK!
Talk in the Senate That Has a Flavor of
Washington City, Jan. 31. The talk in
the senate yesterday on the Samoan imbroglio
was decidedly "jingo," and the peace men con
fined themselves to asking a few questions.
Dolph wanted the German government noti
fied that the independent autonomy of Samoa
must be maintained and the status quo re
stored, and thought an American protectorate,
if requested by tbe Samoan people, a perfectly
proper and w ise thing. Gray asked Dolph
whether he seriously contended that the set
ting up of a half -civilized monarchy iu Sa
moa and the anointing of a half savage with
oil of consecration was an assertion of the
Monroe doctrine, and Dolph replied that he
was not asking the United States to do that.
That was what had been done by Germany.
Reagan thought congress was responsible
for the future policy to be adopted, and that
the president had exhausted his powers. The
United States had been brutally overridden
by German oflicials, and their government
had all along been protesting friendship to
us If congress was possessed of Bismarck's
force of will the trouble would be quickly
settled and without war; but if we hesitate,
if we vacillate, if we show that we have
rights but will not vindicate them, we will
certainly lose what rights we have in Samoa.
Tho humiliation of a great nation in the face
of an arrogaut power, he said, was worse
The Republicans and the Territories.
Washington City, Jan. 81. A caucus
of Republican senators was called yesterday
morning to consider the bill for the admission
of the territories. The caucus was held in
lhearticle."could be surprised had Prince Bis
marck wished the cancer to make hastef
Referring to the dismissal of Minister Von
Puttkamcr by Frederick, the article asserts
that Bismarvk wuld scarcely decide whether
it whs wisest to resistor to gratify Frederick's
iesii-e, even after advising him to sign the
decree of dismissal, and adds that as soon as
the decree was published the cliancellor told
theemiierorthathehad exine too far. The
late emiieroj-'s diary confirms this state
ment, ihe article asserts that Bismarck
had a couiiact with the present emperor to
oppose the marriage of Princess Victoria to
Prince Alexander of Battenberg. The wTlter
also criticises the present enieror In a severe
manner. It calls him an apt pupil of a cynical
master, who allowed no sentiment or moral
difficulty to stand in tho way of his treating
his mother in a manner worthy of Bismarck
himself, and w hose treatment of the priuce of
Wales was eminently diseourtuous.
The article has created a tremendous sen
sation. The papers are printing copious ex
tracts from it w ith profuse comment, and the
curiosity everywhere evinced to learn the
name of the writer is intense.' By many per
sons tbe authorship is ascribed to Sir Robert
Insane for a Moment
Long Enough to Fill a Lawyer
MECKIE EAWSOFS FLEA IS GOOD.
The Jury Acquits Her of Critnein Shooting
Maj. Whitney. Her Husband's Attorney
The Unfortunate Lawyer Now in an In
sane Asylum as a ltesult of the Fiery
Widow's Pistol Practice A Decidedly
Chicago, Jan. 31. The celebrated trial ol
Mrs. Meckie Rawson, for the attempted mur
der of Lawyer Whitney, whom she shot in
court during divorce proceedings between
herself and Bank
er . Kawson some
months since, wat
brought to a con
elusion last night.
The case was sub
mitted to the jury
at 5:30 p. m., and at
7 oVlock they had
;agreed upon a v'er
dict. Court recon
vened at 8 p. m.,
when the jury ren
dered their verdict
of "not eiiiitv.r
Maj. whitnit. which reads as fol
lows: We the jury find the defendant guilty
of asxault, but insane and irresjonsible at the
Thereupon the court discharged Mrs. Raw
son from custody, and after thanking the
jury individually, she passed from the room
accompanied by her counsel and friends.
Lawsou Whitney is now in au insane asy
lum, to which place he was sent b3' a lunacy
commission. His insanity was the result ol
the attack on him by Mrs. Rawson.
The attack on and shooting of Major Whit
ney was the second attempt at murder which
this ease resulted in. Some time previous tc,
this assault Mr. Rawson's son, a youth oi
less than 20 years, w alked up !ehind his step,
father, Banker Rawson, just as he was leav
ing church one Sunday, and shot him sc
severely that it was hardly expected that he
would recover. The young man was tried
and given lt'ss than two years in the county
jail. The cause of those deadly assaults was
the same in each case the attempt of Raw
son and Whitney to obtain evidence of Mrs.
Rawsoifs alleged unchastity.
INDICTMENTS BY DOZENS.
A Total or 161 ludianians Indicted for
Kleetion Slnuuclty More Coming.
Indianapolis, Jan. 31. The federal grand
jury made another partial report yesterday
afternoon, adding eighty-eight indictments to
the nuiiilK-r already returned, and making a
grand total of ltVi. Of this number, but four
have been returned for otToiises other than
against the election laws. U is said that
Dudley has not been indicted.
Deputy Marshal Ward made five arrests
yesterday morning in this county. The parties
arrested were Samuel Hume, Frank Mathis,
L N. Cotton, Marshall Hollingsworth, and
Frank ::ot.le. Cotton was a member of the
legislature from this county several years
ago, and is a rich and influential farmer. Hol
lingsworth is a merchant iu New Augusta,
this county, and is deputy postni;ister. The
others are farmers, and ail are men of promi
nence in the community.
James Bingham, a prosperous attorney; E.
B. Osborne, a lumlier merchant, and O. W.
Sinimerman, all of Fountain county, were
arrested yesterday, charged with election law
violations. The arrests develop a conspiracy
in which Bingham bought Simmerman's vote
and OJsirue swore it in knon ing that it was
WESTERN RAILWAY PRESIDENTS.
They Rcromiuend Inter-State Commis
sioner Walker for Chairman.
Chicago, Jan 31. The presidents of the
western roads have unanimously recom
mended A. F. Walker, of the inter -state com
merce commission, for the position of chair
man of the new Inter-State Commerce Rail
way association. Definite actiou, however,
was postponed until the agreement has re
ceived the signatures of all coi!i;niiies party
to it. A committee, consisting of Messrs.
Cable, Hughitt and Strong, a upjoiuted to
obtain the signatures of the arioiis roads,
none of them having yet signed the revised
agreement, although all necessary roads, with
one exception, have voted in favor of it.
A resolution was adopted providing that
the other two members of the executive
board shall 1 elected by the managers. The
meeting finally adjourned subject to the call
of the chair.
The Burlington & Northern apjiears to be
the only serious obstruction in tho way of the
new association. Vice President Harris, of
that road, said last night that he had not yet
decided whether he would sign the agreement
or not, but tbe opinion prevails among rail
road officials that he will ultimately do so.
COL CLAYTON'S ASSASSINATION.
Great Excitement in Arkansas Political
Plcmmerville, Ark., Jan. 31. The assas
sination of John M. Clayton has created in
tense excitement all over the state, and espe
cially here. The Republicans insist that it
was a political crime, committed by a Demo
crat, and the Democrats deny this, and say
that some political crank is responsible for t,
and that he muy be a Republican. A mass
meeting of citizens of Pine Bluif unquali
fiedly condemned the murder, and similar
action was taken at Fort Smith, while
in the legislature a bill to offer a reward of
$5,000 for the murderer w as made a special
order for to-day. Another view of the case
is that those (whoever they were, and the
Democrats say they were Republicans, and
the Republicans say they were Democrats)
who stole the ballot-box in this city at the
November election, are the guilty ones, as
they were afraid Clayton would ferret them
The New York Street Car Strike.
New York, Jan. 31. The street car strike
presented few new features except that there
were the usual small riots along the lines
which were quelled by a liberal application of
policemen's clubs. A number of arrests were
made. The companies were running more
cars and the police authorities were confident
of their ability to protect the drivers and con
ductors. All was quiet on the tied-up hues
of street cars last night, but there wete some
trouble on the Third avenue line, the cars
being blocked and the non-union drivers
molested. The polios bad occasion to club
the crowd several times and many broken
heads were the result.
Senator-Elect Washburn Not III.
Chicago, Jan. 31. The report that
Senator-elect Washburn, of Minnesota, is
dangerously ill is untrue. Mr. Washburn ex
pected to start from Minneapolis for the east
GEN. HARRISON'S VISITORS.
He Gives Several Hours to People with
Claims to Present.
Indianapolis, Jan. 81. President elect
Harrison had several visitors of prominence
yesterday. Senator-elect Higgins, in com
pany with a brother of CoL Wilson, of Dela
ware, w as the first to call, and spent three
hours with the next president. It is said that
he came to present the claims of Oon. Wilson
for favorable consideration to Gen. Ilarrison
in the matter of making cabinet appointments.
Louis Altheliuer, of Arkansas, was in con
versation for two hours with Gen. Harrison.
His mission, it is said, wat to present the
claims of Powell Clayton. He was seen last
night and expressed the belief that Gen. Har
rison had selected the more important mem
bers of his cabinet, but he did not believe that
the list was complete.
Henry Demos, for twenty years a state sen
ator in Louisiana, and a representative of the
colored people, called and presented the social
problem to the president-elect
Catarrh originates in scrofulous taint.
Hood's SarssDarilla Durifles the blood and
thus permanantly cures catarrh.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
They Are Still Piling- Up the Bills A Syn
opsis of Their Doings.
Springfield, Ills., Jan. 31. A debate
took place in the senate yesterday on the
proposition to submit to the people a prohibi
tory amendment to the constitution. Sheets
bore the burden of the advocacy and Shutt
spoke in opposition. Seiter moved an
amendment providing for the reimburse
ment of tiamages sustained by reason of the
adoption of the amendment, if adopted, but
tbe matter was postponed until Feb. 13. Bills
were introduced: Appropriating 48,000 for
additional cottages at the Soldiers1 home at
Quincy; laying heavy penalties on the sale of
adulterated food; to require "new" butter to
be new in fact, and not colored and re
worked. The house passed the appropriation to pay
the incidental expenses of the legislature,
after a long debate, and concurred in the
senate amendments to the appropriation for
the payment of the employes of the assembly.
The amendments cut the amount from $100,
000 to 8)5,000. Merritt's resolution for an
investigation iuto the state charitable institu
tions was sent to the appropriate committee.
Bills were introduced: Giving city councils
the right to levy a license on all wheeled ve
hicles; making hotels liable for damages when
guests are suffocated by gas; to prohibit
Pinkerton guards; prohibiting discrimination
by telegraph and telephone companies be
tween their patrons; making corporations
liable for all injury happening to their em
Indianapolis, Jau. 31. In the senate
yesterday Barrett's bill providing for the
maintenance of night schools in cities having
a population of over 15,090 inhabitants was
debated at length, but finally postponed to
Friday. The schools are to be part of the
common school system. The governor ap
pointment of a state mine inspector was re
ferred to a committoe. A bill to regulate
nominating conventions and primary elec
tions was reported favorably, One of its pro
visions makes it au offense to influence any
person to publish or speak anything in favor
of or derogatory to any candidate. It is
equally made an offense to induce any news
paper to refrain from publishing anything
affecting the interests of a candidate. Ir
regularities in the counting of the ballots are
also made offenses, for which punishment ia
provided, and iersons attempting to vote
more than once are made subject to fine and
imprisonment. In tbe house the bill making
it an offense to permit a minor to loiter
around a sal.xm or billiard room was passed.
A bill to repeal the law regarding telephone
charges was favorably rejiorted, and also the
lull establishing a board of public works.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 31. The Michigan
legislature spent nearly the entire afternoon
yesterday in joint memorial services in honor
of Lieutenant Governor MacDonald. Joint
resolutions deploring his death were adopted.
Governor Luce delivered a eulogy, as did
also Justii-e Sherwood, and others. In the
house a garnishee bill was passed, and a bill
was introduced to regulate the hours of labor
ou street railways. It makes ten hours iu
any twelve a day's work. Two important
corjioration measures were presented, one to
regulate the rental price of telephones, mod
eled after the Indiana law, and the other to
tax railroad companies upon their real and
personal property, the same as individuals, in
place of the specific tax paid now.
Madison, Wis., Jan. ol. A bill was intro
duced iu the senate yesterday making $300
of the wages of any one who supports a fam-
ny, earned in the three months next preced
ing the issue of an execution or a garnishee,
exempt from seizure, A bill introduced in
the assembly provides an ironclad prohibition
of the formation of trusts, and another pro
vides that every railroad corporation shall be
liable for all damages sustained by any em
ploye, servant, or agent thereof without con
tributory negligence on his part, when any
other employe is responsible in whole or part
Taking Care of the Touth.
At'GisT.v, Me., Jan. 31. The legislative
committt on judiciary yesterday voted to
forbid the sale of cigarettes to persons under
16 years of age; to provide a penalty for
a minor under lrt years who smokes in a pub
lic place; also to raise the age of consent for
girls to lil years.
The Weather We May Expect.
Wash i noton Citt, Jan. 31. The Indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yesterday are
as follows: For Iowa Fair weatner, preceded
in northern Iowa by light local snows: much
colder: brisk to high northwesterly winds. For
Wisconsin -s-now. generally followed bv clear.
in weather: much colder; w inds becoming
brisk to hitrh northwesterly. For Michigan
Snow; slight rise followed by decided fall in
temperature: winds becoming brisk to high
northwesterly. For Indiana and Illinois Fair,
except in northern portion, light local snows;
colder: winds becoming northwesterly.
To4 ! ree m liU H Is .'rili.-;-ii;s
London, Jan. ."1. A di-- it h to The
Chronicle from Vienna suys tii it Mr. Joseph
Black, United Stats consul at I'eth, was re
called by the Washington government for
wrjting improxr and unbecoming criticisms
upon the government of .Austni-Hungary to
Saraoans Will Lnile Against Germany.
Auckland,.N. Z.. Jan. 31. Advices from
Samoa state that the Germans have declared
war against MaUuifa.
London, Jun. 31. Advices received last
night confirm the probability that all of the
namouii factious w ill unite against Germany.
O'llrien Lodged In Prison.
Dublin, Jan. 31. Mr. William O'Brien
was lodged in Clonmel prison yesterday.
CniCAOO, Jan. 90.
Following were the floatation on the
board of trade to-day: Wheat -No. Febru
ary, opened , closed '.Hsc; May, opened
V7Me. closed W'-ic; July, opened S'-fiC
closed (Witc. Corn No. - February, opened
3, closed 35kic; March, opened :ic, closed
SVIic. Alav, opened UUe, closed Otc. Oats
No. 2 February, opened SSc. closed 264c;
May, opened and closed S.7Me- Pork Feb
ruary, opened and closed $11.75; March.
opened . closed $11. 85; May, opened
closed Lard February, opened
S.67H. closed i7.u:.
The Union stock yards reports the following
prices: Hogs .Market oened active, and
prices DSlOe higher; lij;bt grades, fi.an.ii;
rouh packiiiK. S4.A4.a; mixed lots, 4.St
5.UU: heavy lwickiiiif and uliiimiiw lulu. 4.SUuA
6.00. Cuttle -llull: 10c lower: beeves. iood to
choice, $4.1ry,J,l.o; poor to medium, J-i.10jJ.T5;
cows, $1,4001.00: bulk. $.li.t; Miockers and
fuul.iv . Ilk-". "J AT. Wl. ...... .ntif...iu
ct.ci s. ,iUJ.M oucrp oiivhKi uu.iwiiai
$'l.T.ii.ai; western corn-fed, $4.0Oa.").u0; lambs.
a j.ui j,o..ji i.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elifln creamery,
ajft ner lb.: fancy dairy. liiilTc: packlnc
stock, lS&Uk'. Kgtfs-Strietly fresh laid, 1A$
1Hic; ice-house stock not wanted. Dressed
poultry Chickens. 'lilJiic per pound; turkeys,
UKallc: ducks. lU&llc. iceese. $J.&Oto7.0u ner
doz. Potatoes Choice Burbanks. 31G$Jo per
bu.; Beauty of Hebron, 31So3c; Early Hoea, 30c.;
sweet potatoes, $1.7u&2.uj per bul. Apples
Choice KreciiinKS. $l.&j(l.t& per bbl. C'raa
berrius $;.oii.0O per bbl.
New York, Jan. 80.
Wheat Irregular; Xo. 1 red state, $1.07;
834c; do March, !4?6c: do May, 7c; do June,
OT&e. Corn-Wuiet; No. ! mixed cash, 4444c;
do January, 44c; do February, 44c; do March,
44. Oats-Steady; No. 1 white state. UUc:
No. 2 do. 31ic: No. 2 mixed Jht.iii.pv .n
do February. ;!&:; do March. 31V- Kye
uun nartey isomiuai. fork Uull:
mess. iujsodi.ia.DU. ijtni-iinii m
juuc, j.w .
Livestock: Cattle-Firm and higher; com.
mon to best steers, $3.?tf&5ja) per luu lbs; bulla
and dry cows, $2.UOa3.ai. Sheep and lambs
Finn for good stock; dull and easier for infe
rior and common! Hhiwn astta n.. i
. -ft w fza au, wuiui,
W2fc8c Hogs Nominally steady: liva hon.
$5.4(45.75 per 100 lbs.
' ROCS ISLAND
Hay Upland prairie, $788.
ay Tfiaouij new $7Sb.l.
HavWllai A.iWaa . -
CWeoa-Oak, Hickory, 9s.
straw 9 guv: Baieaao.w.
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or nighi.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avenue.
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Stre
JOHN VOLK & CO.,
SastL, 'Doors, J31inds,
Siding, Flooring, W'ainscoating and all kinds of Wood '
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenae,
CARPETS MD WALL PAPER.
New Patterns for Spring 1889, received daily
L. W, PETERSEN'S, 212 West 2nd St., Davenport.
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER.
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.
fVQood iluhvereil to any pur of the rltv fr 0 of ctisrge.
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn wles Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
rVronght, C-t and Lead Pipe, Pip Pitting and Bnwa Gooda of every leacriptlo
IUbbcr Eoae and Packing of all kinds, Draia Tiie and Sewer Pip.
Office amd Shop No. t!7 Eighteenth St.. ROCK ISLAJTD, ILL.
OTsJlY S2.00 DOZE1NV
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
nd hr hoi of th
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
Third Ave., Rock Islani
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and ValaaWn.
The Aldine is ennstrueu-.i on scien
tific principles. Unlike scy other Mt;.
it has a return draft; this it.e itcs 9i-w
and perfect combustion, rcnomy of Wl,
perfect ventilation, distribution' ht
and equnlizitiou of h mperpjre fn m
floor to ccilins. Burns lirl or H,it
coal, and has live timt s the licatinp ca
pacity of aDy ether grate on the market
Call or examine or send for rirnilsr
pivina; full information
DAVIS & CAMP. Agents
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
GoJd-IIeaded Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second .-i venue
COMPLETE IN ALL
or catalogue address
. J. O. DUNCAN,
Dixun t, Iowa.
latet novtli of thm lesion.