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THE BOOK TRT7A1TO A "RHUS FKIDAY,DFEBRUARY1,H!8R9.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
FBtOAT. Fkbhdabt 1, 1889.
Notwithstanding the prlng-like con
dltion of the atmosphere these mid win
ter days, the local politician it still In bis
bole, sod rery little is yet beard In regard
to the spring election. In a month from
now, however, the man who Is In the
bands of bis friends will be as numerous
as raffle tickets.
Tub ChlcKo;j'M says Secretary Endl
cott is soon to have another marriage in
bis family. Under the present admlols
tration the pride, pomp and circumstance
of glorious war have given way to the
wedding march; the spiritsstirriog drum,
the earpierciog fife, the royal banner and
all quality have been replaced by epltha-
lamiums, and the mortal engines whose
rude throats the immortal Jove's dread
clnmors counterfeit were only feebly im
itated by marriage bells. These meer
schaum piping liinca of peace may not
last if Mi. Secretary Blaine succeeds in
giving this country a vigorous foreign
policy or two.
Sorlbner's Maunrine for February
baa a notable li-t of contributors, among
them the Rt. Rev. HeLry C. Potter,
Bishop of New York. Ei -President And
rew D. WJiite. of Cornell, Austin Dobson,
Robert Louis Sievenson, W. O. Brownoll,
George Hitchcock, and Rlchtrd Henry
Stoddard. There are several richly illus
trated article, short stories by Geome H.
Jeatop and Brander Matthews, essays
upon art subjects, one of Dr. fargent's
papers upon physical trainlncr. this time
about women, and poems by C. P.
Cranch, Maybury Fleming and others
Tbe leading artide is ' Walter Scott at
Work" for which Ex-President Andrew
D. White of Cornell furnishes a p1eaant
Introduction tili ng how Scott's proof
sheets of "Peveril of the Peak" came
into his possession twenty years ago
"various readine in texts, additions,
suppressions, explanations, and discus
sions between Scott Hnd Ballantyne."
The nar Bill.
The general idea at the capital is that
the vote on the tariff bill in the senate
being on strictly party lines has solidified
the democratic pnrty in the bouse. The
men who are so anxious for relief from
the tobacco t-tx that ttiey have been talk
ing a little of voting for the senate bill in
order to get it, have practically decided
that they cannot follow such a course
without injury to themselves and their
party. They hold that if Senator Brown,
of Georgia, who is, by all odds, the most
advanced protectionist in tbe parly, could
not vote for tbe annate bill, then no deuv
ocrat can. It is very boldly asserted that
should a vote be reached on the bill in
the bouse the party line would not be
TLe need of a reduction of the revenue
is so great tout if the senate bill was at
all endurable mtny democratic newspa
pers would urge tbe democrats of the
bouse to lay aside partisan prejudice and
accept it, at least as a temporary expedi
ent; but tbe inconsistencies of the bill are
so numerous and in many instances the
injustice is so cross that such advice is
out of the question.
Here, for instance, as the New York
Herald points out, are iron beams and
girders. These tilings are more largely
used in this country and particularly in
the western states, than anywhere else in
the world. Tney are needed for railroad
and other bridges, for wharves, for public
works of all kinds and for Btores and
large buildings In the Mills bill they
were put at 49 per cent duty high
enough, sure!); but the senate says 91
per cent on tbem. Why is tbisf This
business of miking beau.s and girders is
a trust. There are only three or four
manufacturers of them in the country.
Two of tbeae are Sir. Carnegie and Coop
er & Hewitt, and it has been understood
that Mr. Cooper was very much disgust
ed about the Mills bill because it ventured
to touch the sacred beams and girders.
But why, on what grounds, does the sen
ate bill put these objects of common use
and necessity, made by a trust, up to 91
Common glass bottles, vials and jars
for pickling and preserving used in every
family in the land, and by poor more than
rich, bear 40 per cent duty . The stnate
bill puts tbe duty up to from 63 to 150 per
cent. Why? There in a large surplus
revenue. These things are needed and
will be imported anyhow, and the revenue
will be increaped . Why not put them up
to 235 per cent? That might "secure the
home market" and cut off revenue. But
why make every glass fruit jar in the
The business of manufacturing collars
and cuffs has grown to great success
under a 35 per ctnt duty. The senate
b!'.l raises this duty to 75 per cent. Why ?
And so on through many other indus
tries. In nearly all instances the com
mon people are discriminated against in
favor of the wealthy manufacturer.
Tardy Proceedings Aicaluat Moor.
IsDUXAPOLIfj, Feb. 1 Secretary Abbott,
of the Connecticut Mutual Llfo Insurance
company, beeau yesterday the first direct lit
igation against Joseph A. Moore by making
au affidavit in attachment and rarnUh
against the embezzler for an alleged indebted
ness oi ci.s.. luuouore r. Haugney and
the Indianapolis National bank are garnishee
defeiubmt in the suit, but the bank official!
say Moore 1ms no bulnnco there, and that the
proceeding, to far as they are concerned, if
only formal. Thu affidavit nil rfTM that. Urvw.
has concealed hiiic-wlf to avoid service. The
cau is act rui hearing I-eb. n. Moore is re
ported to m in Montreal.
Wlilch Oath W Mia IJoT
Dcbliv, Feb 1. The- Freeman's Journal
publishes thostvorn declaration of Thomas
O'Connor that In; gavo false testimony before
the Parnell commission when be testified In
behalf of The Times that Mr. Timothy Har
rington had given him money for his imrtici-
pation in moonlight raids. O'Connor says
that the testimony w utterly faUie and was
given unaer prenbure.
Friends, citizens, countrymen? "Hear
me for my cause, and be silent that you
tuj ucar- now, oerore Jupiter Tonant
and all the trods at nn. r .in
affirm that Dr. Bull's Couch Syrup is an
Infallible remedy for all lung and bron
chial disorders. If f hfir la sins man
present who disputes this proposition, let
v iti "in. or eise nereaiter xorever
utu uia peace.
Over a thousand mmmoT, -.t ..
- nvuu uu nine arc
employed in making barbed wire In tbe
ituuurg iron mills.
Facts Culled from Commission
er Wright's Report.
TEE STRUGGLE FOB DAILY BREAD,
As It la Prosecuted In Twenty-Two of Our
Largest Cities Their Industrial. Social
and Moral Condition "Ambimdor"
Doesn't Oo After All Amending the
British Extradition Treaty to Beat It
Progress on the Oklahoma Bill.
WASHI50T0N Citt, Feb. 1. The fourth
annual report of the commissioner of labor,
Carroll D. Wright, was given to the press
yesterday. This completes a series of reporre
emanating from the bureau of labor. All
future reports of the commissioner wfll come
from the department of labor which, under
the act of last June, takes tbe place of the
bureau of labor. This report relates entirely
to the working women In the great cities of
the Union. Mr. Wright in his introductory
chapter states that the object of the Investi
gation has been to secure information relative
to the condition of representative working
women. Occupations like those of teaohing,
tonography, type-writing and telegraphy
have not, as a rule, been recognized in the In
vestigation, but those who work In great
title's shops upon light mechanical or manual
labor and in stores are the ones recognUed
under the popular term of workingwomen.
The report comprehends 842 distinct indus
tries In twenty-two different "cities the larg
est In the country.
The investigation is representative so far as
the number of women whoso affairs enter into
it is to be considered. The total number of
such is 17,427, being 8 to 7 per cent of the
whole number of women engaged in the class
of work coming under observation In these
cities. The facts presented in the report have
been obtained from all grades within the
range of the investigation, and the work of
investigation has been carried into tbe lowest
and worst places In these cities; because, a'
stated by Mr. Wright in his introduction, in
such places are to be found women who ar
struggling for a livelihood in most respectable
callings living in suL-h places as a matter ol
necessity, because they can not afford to live
otherwise; but the women who prefer the
slums, and who are not legitimately to be
classed with the workiugwomon, are not in
cluded In the investigation. He promises that
m a future report the condition and surround
ings of this latter class will be fully and care-
The first chapter of the report is devoted
to the general condition of worklngwomeu,
and it presents some very interesting state
ments concerning the home life, life condi
tions, religion and morality of working-
women in each and ull of these twenty -two
large cis. Another chapter is devoted tc
boariliiijhomwj, and aids furnished in the
cities to workingwomen. This portion of the
report contains a great deal of interacting in
formation about whut each city is doing to
ameliorate the condition of its worag-
wonjen. The concluding chapter ot tbe re
port is an analysis of the tables included in
Some ot the salient facts clearly shown by
these tables, Mr. Wright says, are tliat work
ing women in our large cities are practically
girls; the average age, iu all, is 22 years ?
months. The concentration is greatest at 18,
there being l,5'M of this age, out of the 17,4-;
Interviewed; while in the range from 14 to &5
years of age are found 65 per cent of the
whole number of women included in the
tables. After 25 the iiuiiiIkt drojw rapidly
and decreases regularly to tun end of tbe
table, there being only 2S7 ovir 4 ' years of
age. Mr. Wright thinks ttiis rapid decrease
iu numbers employed after to years of age,
is due to the eucouraguinenr which employ
ment gives to marriage. The average age
at beginning work is 15 years 4 months, and
there Is not much variation from this average
in any of the cities considered.
Of the 17,427 women Interviewed, 14.120 are
native born, 1S.3.S7 single, 745 married, and
l.Ott-i widowed; so he reaches the conclusion
that workingwomen of the country, as a rule,
are single women, fighting tbdir tight until
other conditions shall release them from it,
and not only supporting themselves, but giv
ing their earnings largely to support others at
home, and assisting in housework. The home
surroundings and conditions of working
women otter an interesting and valuable
study, as shown by statistics presented. Out
of 17,427 women considered, 9,513 not only
work at their regular occupations but assist
In housework at home; that is to say, a very
large proportion of the workingwomen in oui
great cities are under home influence. A
small proportion only 709 ont of 17,427 live
at boarding houses, and only lb in lodging
houses, while 1,610 live in private families.
Tables presented, relating to home condition,
show tliat 12,020 out of the 17,427 compre
hended in the report, reported themselves
comfortable, while 4,61)8 state that their home
conditions are poor, and "poor ' In this inves
tigation, Mr. Wright says, "means poor in
deed." In the table of earnings it is shown that 37
out of 18,820 (the total number reporting
earnings) earn leas than (1U0 a year; 2,877
earn from $'250 to $300, and Sm earn from
1450 to 1500 a year. The average weekly
earnings of these women in these 22 cities it
shown to be as follows: Atlanta, $4.05; Balti
more, $4. IS; Boston, $4.91; Brooklyn, $5.70
Buffalo, $4.27; Charleston, $4.22, Chicago,
$5.78; Cincinnati, $4.59; Cleveland, $4.6)1; In
dianapolis, $4.67; Louisville, $4.51; Newark,
$5.10; New Orleans, $4.31; New York, $5.58:
Philadelphia, $5.34; I"rovidonce, $5.61; Rich
mond, $3.03; St Louis, 15.19; St. Pnul, $1102
San Francisco, $6.91; Ban Jose, $6.11; Savan
nah, $4.99. The average in all cities, $5.24.
This, Mr. Wright says, would seem to in
dicate that the majority are in receipt of fair
wages, when the whole body of working
women is considered ; but 873 earn leas than
$100 a year; quite a large number 1,212
earn from $100 to $150; that is, the earning;
of these women distributed by weeks over
the whole year, do not amount to more than
$2 or $3 per week. ' "There are great excep
tions'' he adds, "but the figures tell a sad
story, and one is forced to ask how women
Can live on such earnings"
As to the characters of working women,
Commissioner W right .reaches the conclusion
after an analysis of statistical data on the
subject that it can not be said, so far as thii
Investigation shows, that the employes In
workshops are to be burdened with th
charge of being the most prolillc recruiting
ranks of prosecution, and he asserts that the
working women of the country are as honest
and as virtuous as any class of our citizens.
Tha British Kxtraditloo Treaty.
"Washingto.x CiTT, Feb. 1. The senate
spent four hours more discussing the Britisb
extradition treaty yesterday, and so modified
and amended it that there is strong proDaou-
itythatit will be agreed to. In fact th
features to which so many objections havs
bean raised by the Irish were entirely eilml
natei. s ainenn", 11. hi,ucs wiw"
guilty of rape, robbery, or embezzlement It
would be a good thing for the United States
to have it agreed to in its present form, but it
is thought it will hardly prove acceptable to
England, the senators having eliminated
everything that couiu posaiDiy do oDjecuona-
ble to the Irish. A resolution declaring that
two-thirds of the senators present favored the
ratification of the treaty as amended was of
fered, but such a resolution has to go on the
calendar, or it is probable that it would have
THEY'LL NOT BE "AMBASSADORS."
The Senate Passes the Diplomatic Hill
Oklahoma Still Up in the House.
Washington City, Feb. 1. The creden
tials of the new senator from Delaware, Hig-
gins, were filed in the senate yesterday and
the house amendment to the bill to in
crease the pension for loss of both hands were
concurred in. The diplomatic bill was taken
np and after a long debate Reagan's amend
ment to the Samoau amendment "to protect
the rights of American citizens and preserve
tbe independence of Samoa," was withdrawn
and the amendment agreed to. The amend
ment raising tbe rank of Jhejrnlnisters to the
great European j owers was rejected and the
bill passed. The senate then went into exec
utive session on the British extradition treaty
and when the doors opened at 6:15 adjourned.
Many desks in the house were ornamented
with red cambric parcels containing petitions
for a "Sunday raet" act, and when these
found their way into the petition box that
receptacle overflowed After some routine
business the Oklal oma bill was resumed, and
the soldiers' hornet tead amendment agreed to
Wednesilay was nonsidered and the amend
ment divided on a point of order. The
first clause of the amendment as divided pro
videajhat nothing In the bill shall impair the
right of war veterans to make homes on the
public lands under the existing homestead
law, and this was agreed to, but the second
clause, which extended those lights over the
lands involved in t le bill, was rejected. The
town site amendment was agreed to. A sub
stitute offered for the whole bill by Barnes
of Georgia was rej-jcted, a reconsideration ol
the rejection mov I, and with a motion tc
table the reconsidei ation pending the boust
I.ikelr to Develop Opposition.
Washington Cr-Y, Feb. 1. In the agri
cultural apporpriat ion bill just completed by
the house committer the experimental sugai
stations are abandoned and the distribution
of seed is transferred from the department tc
the experimental stitions. This change it is
expected will meet with serious opposition in
the house, as heretofore members of con
gress have had the distribution of two-thirdi
of the seed. It is asserted that the city mem
bers have made a practice of selling their
portion of the seed and that the mem ben
from the country have been obliged to pur
chase enough to send to their friends.
A School of Rtllway Regulation.
Washington Citt, Feb. l. The inter
state commerce commission has Issued invita
tions to the various state railroad commis
sions to meet in conference at the rooms of
the inter-state commerce commission in this
city on the 5th of Ms rch next At this con
ference, among other subjects, will be con
sidered railway sta :istics, classification ol
freight, railway legislation, railway con
struction, and such other topics affecting
state and inter-state commerce as may be
brought forward by members of tin confer
ence. An Opportunity for Americans.
Washington Cm', Feb. 1. The Persian
minister to the Unite 1 States has received a
cablegram from Tehe-an informing him that
the concessions which the Reuter company
received from the imperial Persian govern
ment in 1872 for the construction of railroads
in Persia has lapsed, snd an application for a
renewal of the contract has been rejected.
The concessions are r ow open to American
Help from xt Congress.
Washington City, Feb. 1. At the con
vention of the Americin Shipping league yes
terday A Foster Hi;jgins, representing the
New York chamber of commerce, said that
he bad just been lnf or med by Senator Frye
that the next congress would most certainly
grant the relief asked for, providing the ship
ping men throughout the country united upoc
some practical plan.
Deposit Vp for Another Wrestle." m
Worcester. Mass., Feb. 1. The challenge
from Ross to Tom Connors or Jack Carlceek,
for a catch-a-catch oaa wrestling match for
$-3iX) or $500 a side, has been accepted by Car
keek, who has covered Ross' deposit of $100.
This match will probably take place In Mil
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 1. Illinois legis
lators were conferring e U yesterday over the
proposed Chicago drainage bill. The mem
liers who live on the Una of the watercourses
to be utilized to carry (Chicago's sewage off
are a little afraid that it will be sudden death
to their constituent, but "Mayor Roche, of
Chicago, who was he-e working for the
scheme, seems to think tliat what won't kill a
Chicago dude ought not to injure a brawny
yeoman. The anti-Pink erton bill was intro
duced in the senate. It is iron-clad against
permitting the use of any detective not In
city or county employ t a deputy sheriff.
A bill was introduced to make a uniform liq
uor license of $.500 per year. The Blaok
Hawk war pension bill was referred. Bills
were introduced in the h use prohibiting in
surance of buildings fur more than their
value; abolishing tbe state board of health,
and several others of no special interest A
resolut on giving the use of the chamber last
evening for a temperance lecture by Mrs,
Lansing, Mioh., Feb. 1. Both houses of
the legislature adjourned last night to Feb K
to enable committees to visit the various state
institutions. In the senato bills were "noticed
prohibiting foreign trust find security compa
nies from establishing agmciesin Michigan;
regulating charges on arlor and sleeping
cars, and limiting the at lount of real estate
that corporations may hold. A memorial
asking legislation against itdulteration of food
was presented. A bill for a bounty on woll
scalps and one to tax railv.-ays 3 to 4 per cent
on their net earnings wura introduced in the
Madison, Wis., Feb. 1 Bills for appro
priations for state institi tions to the aggre
gate of ifi.vi.oou were introduced in the sen
ate yesterday; also one flx:ng prices for sleep
in" car accommodations. The house listed
bills requiring express companies to pay an
annual license tax of 2 per cent on gross re
ceipts and prohibiting the !easing of convicts,
they to lie employed on gtods needed in the
Another Indiana Arrest.
Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Oliver W. Voor
his, a wealthy farmer, and trustee of Law
rence township, this county, was arrested
yesterday on a grand ju-y indictment for
swearing in an illegal vote at the late elec
tion. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
Mr. Phelps, our minister to England, sailed
for home Thursday.
Jem Smith, the English pugilist, lias chal
lenged Kilraiu to fight for 500.
Capt Jotliam Bradbury, a veteran of 1S12,
died at Farmington, Me., Thursday, aged 9t
Treasury department officials estimate the
reduction of the public debt during the past
month at about $12,500,000. -
A man has been Indicted at Jackson, Miss.,
under the local option la w for giving hi
friends a "blow-out" of eggiiog.
A rumor prevails in Brooklyn, N. Y., that
a tie up of ull of the surface car lines is now
contemplated by the Knights of Labor.
Seventy niolders in D. M. Osborne's har
vester works at Auburn, N. Y., struck Thur
day. The strike will affect ibout 1,500 ineu.
Two boys in New York til a rope around
their 200-pound mother and 1 iwered her safely
from the window of a burning houso Thurs
day. The official examination and trial of the
gunboat Yorktown, just con pleted by Cramp
Bros., at Philadelphia, will Ijugin early next
The assistant secretary of state of Kansas,
William T. Cavanaugh, has been arrested on
a charge of bluckiuail, preferred by State
The Arkansas state senate has voted a re
ward of $3,000 for the capture of John M.
Clayton's murderers, the iroveraor offers
$1,000 and the Little Rock but iness men $1,00C
Ilev. Father Cornyn, of Ulrathray, Ont,
was found dead in his study Thursday with a
gunauot wound in his head i nd the gun by
his side. He had been ill and it is supposed
he committed suicide.
The Indiana Democratic ex itors met at In
dlanapolia Thursday, with forty members
present J. O. Henderson wits elected presi
dent TU? state senate judiciitry committee's
election bill was indorsed.
national uiBinci asHwnoi r imo. I9g, ma
chinery constructors, of Pittjburg, Fa,, has
witnarawn rrom the Jboiiglitt of Labor and
Joined the Federation. The K. of L. loses in
revenue by the withdrawal $1 1,000.
The comptroller of the currency has author
ized tbe First National bank of Iron wood,
Mich., to commence business with a capital
of $50,000; also the First National bank of In-
deiiendence. Ore., with a capital of KOMQ.
It Doesn't Improve.
The Situation Out on the Island
GERMANY MAKING THINGS LIVELY.
A Dispatch That Involves Some Grave
PropoMltlons Commander Seavey, of the
C. 8. 8. Adams, Tells an Interesting
Story His Knerg-etlo Action Sort of As
tonishes Bismarck's rorces Undiplo
matic But EfTectlve Correspondence
Ts'stv Vard Activity Bayard's tatest
Washington- Citt, Feb. 1. Telegrams re
ceived yesterday from London were of a
rather startling nature as relating to Samoa.
They stated that the Germans had decided to
search all vessels arriving in Samoau waters
for contraband, suppressed The Sainoan
Times (w hich may cause Eugland to sieak out
loudly, as its proprietor is an Englishman),
arrested a British subject (afterward releas
ing him at the British consul's demand), taken
control of the police of Apia, and generally
carried matters with a high hand.
The news was conveyed to the senate by a
United Pre dispatch, while the diplomatic
bill was under discussion. Senator Cockrell
was presiding and he called on Sherman to
read it, and then Gray took the message
down to Rengan, and it was on the representa
tions contained in it that the Teras senator
withdrew his amendment to the Samoan
clause in the consular and diplomatic bill
The debate on the Samoan clause was long
and interesting, but not particularly lively.
Hale and Sorman were opposed to the Reagan
amendment, as was Frye, but the latter said
the matter was not yet before the senate in
its true aspect, nor would be
until the foreign affairs committee re
ported, which he promised would be soon.
He said the trouble was not caused by the
Gentian government, but by a German trad
ing Ann. The enmity of the trading firm to
the chiefs was due entirely to the fact they
they were friendly to the United States
Tamasewe was only a puppet in the hands of
the firm. If he should be recognized, one of
the first acts, under the firm's instructions,
would be to give notice of the abrogation of
the treaty with the United States, and then
the harbor of Pago-Pago would lie loit.
Saulsbury said that if the United States did
not recognize Tamasese it would not raeog
uize his abrogation of the treaty.
In reply to a question of Stewart in regard
to what he thought was necessary to lie done
at this time, Frye said : "There is not a
fourth-rato power in Europe which, if it had
been a party to a conference with Germany
as to the autonomy and independence of
Samoa and if Gormany, pending that confer
ence and without notice, had deliberately or
dered her ships-of-war to violate that auto
nomy and independence, would not have
risked its life on the demand for an imme
diate restoration of the status quo. A Euro
pean power could not be found that would
not have done it.
When the hmdun dispatch was read Frye
said that if it was true three assertions are
made by Germans in Samoa. One was the
right of search of American vessels going Into
the harliors of a nation with which we are in
treaty relations. Tbesxcond was the suppres
sion of fr!e 8ee. h. The other was assuming
the control of the police of Apia, a munici
pality which by the agreement between Ger
many, England, and the United States and
the Samoan king was made neutral ground.
A dispatch was received at the navy dejiart
ment yesterday from Capt Mullen, com
manding the Xipsic at Apia, Samoa, which
in effect stated that the Gorman government,
through its consul there, had issued a procla
mation declaring martial law in Samoa.
Secretary Bayard, when asked about Samoan
advices, said nothing important had been re
ceived at the department, but subsequently
acknowledged having received, through the
navy department, a copy of the disjiatch
from Capt Mullea.
Germans to Send Reinforcements.
Berlin, Feb. 1. It Is not expected that
German military operations in Samoa will
commence until sufficient reinforcements are
sent to the islands. At present there are at
Samoa three German warships, with an avail
able landing force of 300 men. The National
Zeitung announces that a friendly settlement
with America may be eijiected, based upon
Prince Bismarck's proposal for a joint discus
sion. A Sensational Report.
Sax Francisco, Cal., Feb. 1. It was stated
here yesterday that the Union Iron works
have received orders from Secretary Whitney
to have the new cruiser Charleston ready for
sea within twenty days, if possible, no matter
what the extra cost may be.
WASN'T THERE TO LAY AROUND.
Cnmmnndrr Seavey, of the V. S. S. Adams,
Tells His Samoan Experieure.
San Fhancisco, Cal., Feb. 1. In an inter
view yesterday Commander Seavey, of the
United States steamer Adams, which has ar
rived here from Samoa, said:
"There was a great deal of commotion
when I was at Apia I went down there
with all kinds of orders suited to a time of
peace, but when war broke out I threw tbe
orders to the wind. They would do in time
of peace, but were not applicable to the con
dition of affairs that existed at that time.
When I saw Brandeis, the German minister,
lending 500 natives in support of Tamase-ie, I
wrote him a letter asking him to desist. I
said: 'lam hereto protect American citi
fens and American property, and I will not
wait idly by and see you plunging the coun
try into trouble, when their lives and proper
ty may lie destroyed. If you do not desist I
shall take such measures to protect them as I
deem the circumstances demand.' He sent
word'back that no Americans nor American
property would be molested.
"In a little while, though, much the same
tactics were repeated. There was a meeting
of ixmsiils atioard the German war-ship Adler,
and at the meeting I said to the Germans:
'Now, just let the natives fight it out between
themselves.' Oh, no. They could not do that
They said they had proclaimed Tamaseee king,
and they could not leave him now to fight
alone. Then I said: 'I will take a baud. If
you persist in aiding Tamasese and fighting
for him, I will participate,' and I pulled the
Adams tn ahead of the Adler, and would have
done my part in the fray if the Germans had
decided they must have it I had made up
my mind that the Adams could throw some
shells, too. At this they eased down, and
promised that it should be 'hands off.'
"Next there were notices posted by the
Germans stating that the bridge over the
river at Apia and separating all the back
country where the natives were would be
taken up. I tore these notices off. I said
there should be no demolition of bridges.
Then I ordered my carpenters up the next
mornint and meantime, word havnur trot out
ail around, scoren of natives came to aid in
repairing and maintaining the bridge. I also
thew some marines ashore to protect it It is
not nci.iv-wiiry to sny that tho bridge was not
destroyed. Tuo Adams left Samoa Dec. 7,
and was not present during the recent liattlo
betwi-on the Germans and Mataafa's forces."
The Samoa Times, which, according to an
Auckland cablegram, has been suppressed by
the Genua ns, was published at Apia by an
English subject named Cusack, and its com
ments on the recent happenings, though ap
parently fair to all parties, have rellected
rather disadvantageously on the German
operations. This probably accounts for the
suppression of the paper. In its account of
tbe recent battle, The Times stated that the
natives did not fire until the Germans had
fired a number of shots.
A correspondent at Apia says that on the
night of Dec. 17 a number of sailors from tbe
German man-of-war Olga went ashore and
searched for Cusack, who escaped by taking
refuge in the British consulate.
Tbe Pacific coast papers generally call upon
congress to take decisive action for the pro
tection of American commercial interests in
the south Pacific. It Is pointed out that
though Samoa in unimportant in itself, a
strong station at Pago-Pago would protect
trade in the wlyle south Pacific region.
Know It for a Fact.
New York Papers Have the
Straight Cabinet Tip.
BLAINE IN THE LIST EVERY TIME.
Senator-Elect Wsshbnrn Don't See How
He Can be Left Ont Senator Sabtn on a
Secret Mission Nothing To Be Got Ont
of Rnssell Ilarrlson New York's Case
Desperate Allison Not a Wlllin' One
Political and Legislative Notes.
Nirw York, Feb. 1. The Commercial Ad
vertiser says it is in a position to announce
positively that James G. Blaine has been
offered and accepted the position of secretary
of state in President Harrison's cabinet, and
that John Wanamaker, of Philadelphia, has
accepted the position of postmaster general
Tbe information, The Advertiser says, is re
ceived from one of the most prominent Re
publicans in this country and his authority is
a direct Communication from Washington.
Mr. Blaine and Mr. Wanamaker have writ
ten letters accepting the portfolios, and are
preparing to move to Washington in March.
Senator Allison has been offered the
position of secretary of the treasury, but he
has positively declined. He urged the ap
pointment of James 8. Clarkson, of Iowa.
He said that the people of his state desired
Mr. Clarkson to go into the cabinet, and this
was also his personal desire. Gen. Harrison
used every argument to induce Senator Alli
son to change his mind, but the senator firmly
and calmly declined to do so. Tbe pressure
to accept the position has not been taken off
Senator Allison, and many persons say that
be will finally yield. Direct information
from Indianapolis, however, enables this pa
per to announce that Mr. Allison has declined
the honor for once and all.
The Forald's Washington sjiecial says Sen
ator Allison will not accept a place in Gen.
Harrison's cabinet. This statement is made
unequivocally and without reservation by
such of Senator Allison's political friends as
are la a position to know the results of Mr.
Allison's recent trip to Indianapolis.
THINKS BLAINE A NECESSITY.
Senator-Fleet Washburn on Cabinet Pros
Ie'ts Poor Show for New York.
Chicago, Feb. 1. Gen. W. D. Wasburn,
senator-elect from Minnesota, arrived in this
city yesterday morning on his way to New
York. He declares the report of his serious
illness to have been greatly exaggerated His
most serious trouble, he says, was a bad cold.
Referring to politics, Senator Washburn said:
I dont see how it is possible for Gen. Har
rison to construct a cabinet without Blaine.
In my opinion there is every reason why he
should be called to the chief place, and I be
lieve he will" Continuing, Mr. Washburn
expressed the opinion that if Senator Allison
went into the cabinet it would be uuder pres
sing. Referring to the postmaster general
ship he said he would not lie surprised if Mr.
Wanamaker was appointed to the place, and
also that he had reason to believe that Cali
fornia would be given the secretary of the
In tbe course of his remarks Gen. Wash
burn said: "Thirty days ago Gen. Harrison
said to me that he did not see how he could
take a member of his cabinet from New
York, and the matter was giving him (the
president-elect) considerable trouble."
Senator Washburn left here yesterday
afternoon for New York.
Wan t a Hoard In Harmony with Him.
New York, Feb. 1. Mayor Grant has sent
a letter to Everett P. Wheeler, E. L. Godkin,
E. Randolph Robinson, and Le Phillips, com
posing the supervisory board of the New York
civil service board, requesting that they re
sign their offices, the resignation to take ef
fect as soon as they have completed their re
port. Mayor Graut wants a board that will
be in harmony with the administration of his
office. The supervisory board hxs not deter
mined whether to accede to Mayor Grant's
request, and the mayor has not fully deter
mined what to do if they do not, but he in
tends to have a new board.
"Rustle" Harrison Don't Talk for the
Chicago, Feb. L Russell Harrison and
wife, of Helena, M. T., while en route to In
dianapolis, stopped over here yesterday. Mr.
Harrison was inaccessible to representatives
of the press, and his response to all was that
he had nothing to say for publication. While
Mr. Harnson has said that he would not ac
cept any office under the new administration,
it is believed the his wife will be installed
and remain one of th White House family
during Gen. Harrison's term of office.
Gen. Ilai-rlson Invited to Atlanta.
Indianapolis, Feb. 1. A party of five
Democrats, headed by ex-Gov wTnor Bullock,
of Georgia, called upon Gen. Harrison yester
day. They remained I ng enough only to in
vite Gen. Harrison to attend the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the destruction of the city of
Atlanta: Gen. Harrison was in tbe battle of
Atlanta, and the people are very anxious that
be should see the improvements that have
taken place since the capital vas attacked by
the Union forces.
Sabln En Route to Indlnnapuii.
Chicago, Fob. 1. Senator Sabin, of Min
nesota, arrived here yestorday and left for
Indianapolis last night. Mr. Sabin said to a
representative of the United Press that he
had no cabinet aspirations whatever, and
that his visit to Gen. Harrison was in the in
terest of another parry, whom he would not
name, for a cabinet position. He said : "Since
I will soon no longer be a senator, I am no
longer a candidate for office, cabinet or other
Colored Men Write to Harrison.
Newi-okt, R. I., Feb. A numlier of col
ored citizens of Newport have written Gen.
Harrison prophesying an impartial adminis
tration by him, and deprecating the etrorts of
"certain parties from the south" to induce the
president-elect to ignore the negro and allow
the color line to be drawn. The address is
signed by George T. Downing, Thomas G.
Williams, James H. Matthews and others.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
A Warm Debate In the Uooticr Syuate
Indianapolis, Feb. I. There was a circus
in the senate yesterday when Johnson offered
a resolution inquiring whether the doorkeeper
bad appointed twenty veterans us assistants
according to law. The resolution was voted
down three times, with much bitter political
debate between the votes. There were sixty
three new bills introduced iu the house, the
only ones of interest being to suppress
bucket-shos and gambling in stocks;
making it unlawful to apoint any
one as a deputy sheriff or constable
who has not been a resident of the state for
six months preceding such appointment, the
purpose of the bill being to prevent the em
nlonueut of Pinkerton's men or other detec
tives and officers called Into the state. There
was a long and heated debate on the bill to
provide for a supreme court commission and
which makes the members elective by the
house instead of apixiintivo by the judges,
it being another of the measures by which
the DemocraU are divesting Republican offi
cials of their perquisites in appoinments. No
action was taken. The publ; works board
act another of the same reached engross
ment "Prominent Cltlxeus" Who Should Dangle.
Wabash, Ind., Feb. L White-Caps as
saulted Dr. W. H. Clair, at North Man
chester, this county, Wednesday night, and
fired several shots at him, one of which took
effect. They then chased bun two miles down
the railroad track. He was found yesterday
morning in a critical condition. Clair olaimi
that he recognised bis assailants as prominent
A Woman of 75 Sentenced to Hang.
O lathe, Ivan., Feb. L Mrs. Lucy Fergu
son, aged 75 years, was yesterday convicted
of murder in the first degree. A motion for
'a new trial was overruled, and the death
penalty pronounced upon her. The result of
the trial has caused a great sensation.
Subscribe for the Dally Argus.
MORE IMPORTANT THAN SAMOA.
.secretary Bayard Thinks the Fisheries and
Chinese Questions Most Serious.
Washiwgtow Citt, Feb. L The Washing
ton correspondent of The Baltimore Sun
(Secretary Bayard's organ) sends the follow
ing to his paper:
"Tbere'are other diplomatic questions which
threaten more serious consequences than the
Samoan imbroglio in the near future, thanks
to the action of the senate in the re
jection of the fisheries treaty, and of
the two houses of congress in passing the
Chinese exclusion act Secretary Bayard
stated to a representative of The Sun that he
has been informed by our consuls in Canada
that the Canadian government intends to is
sue no more licenses under the modus Vivendi,
and will fall back upon its narrow interpre
tation of the treaty of 1818, thus reopening
the old quarrel between the two countries
which the rejected treaty would have per
"The Chinese, too, are beginning to grow
restive about the exclusion act. They are no
toriously slow and circuitous in diplomatic
matters, but they have at last awakened to
the fact that their treaty rights are violated
by the exclusion bill The Chinese minister
accepted from Secretary Bayard the indem
nity for the Chinese outrages in the west in a
graceful and amicable spirit, but he asked:
'What about our treaty rights? It is not at
all likely that Mr. Bayard was able to give
him much information on the subject."
CANADIAN PARLIAMENT OPENED.
Reference by the Governor General to
Matters of Interest to Uncle Sam.
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 1. The Dominion par
liament was opened at 3 o'clock yesterday
afternoon with the usual ceremonies. The
governor general's speech contained refer
ences to two subjects
of interest to the
United States. The
first was that of the
fisheries, and upon
it he says "it is to
be regretted that the
treaty concluded be-
j j rxto
and the president of Z$t:
the United States
for the adjustment
of tho questions
which have arisen
with reference to LOUD BTANLKT.
the fisheries has not lx en sanctioned by the
United States senate. It now only remains
for Canada to continue to maintain her rights
as proscribed by the convention of 1818 until
some satisfactory readjustment is arranged
by treaty lietween the two nations."
The other matter was that of developing
the trade of tbe Dominion. The governor
general said on this point: fcDuring the re
cess my government has carefully considered
the subject of ocean steam service, and you
will be asked to provide subsidies for the im
provement of the Atlantic mail service and
for the establishment in concert with her
majesty's government of a line of fast steam
ers lietween British Columbia and China and
Japan. Your attention will also be invited
to the best mode of developing our trade and
securing direct communication by steam with
Australia, Asia, the West Indies and South
GOTHAM'S STREET CAR STRIKE.
Not Encouraging for the Strikers A Show
of "Guns" In a Small Riot.
New York, Feb. 1. There were increased
car facilities in this city yesterday, but still
they were hardly worth mentioning as
means of going aliout, but as a test of th
status of the strike more importance at
taches. Hundreds of men besieged the offi
cers of the railway company and many were
employed and as many as possible set to work.
All of tbe lines withdrew their cars from the
streets at 4 p. m.
Tbe most serious disturbance of the day
occurred between 3 and 4 o'clock. A truck
w as overturned on the car tracks at Forty
eighth street and Seventh avenue. Tbe po
lice arrested a man named Nesdale, the leader
of the mob collected there, and were imme
diately set ujion by nearly 100 men who at
tempted to rescue the prisoner. The officers,
after being knocked down and otherwise
roughly handled, drew their pistols and fired
into the air. Several of the men in the crowd
also drew pistols and fired at the officers. Tha
ofiicers were not hit, but one of the shoti
aimed at them struck the Drisoner Nesdale in
the foot. At this juncture an additional
number of policemen reached the scene and
the crowd was quickly dispersed, and tks
wounded prisoner taken to a hospital.
Tho Dead Crown Prince.
Vienna, Feb. L It is officially decided that
the Archduke Charles Louis, brother of the
emperor, is the heir-apparent
The Neue Frie Presse has been confiscated
for publishing a report that the crown prince
was shot at Mererllng
Pabis, Feb. l. It is stated here that th
Crown l"rince Rudolph was shot by tbe hus
band of a lady who was residing at th
chateau where the tragedy occurred.
The Weather We May Expect.
WAsnisOToss Citv, Feb. L The indications
for thirty -six hours from 8 p. m. yesterday are
as follows: ror Lower Michigan Fair and
clearing w earner, except along the lakes, con
tinued light local snows; much colder, ex
cept in northwestern portion slightly cold
er; westeriy winds, diminishing in force. For
lowa Fair weather; warmer; variable winds,
gem-rally southerly. For Upper Michigan and
Wisconsin Fair weather preceded along the
lakes by light local snows: warmer, except Id
eastern portions nearly stationary tempera
ture; variable winds. For Indiana and Illinois
Fair weather; warmer, preceded in southeast
portions by colder; variable winds.
Cricaoo, Jan. SL
Iroduce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
5utti per lb.; fancy dairy, l$o.l7c; packing
stock, U&.ltic. Ekk-s Strictly fresh laid. 1J
irk.c; ice-house stock not wanted. Dressed
poultry Chickens. Tftvsiyt per pound; turkeys,
lUW-Uc; du'.-ks, ! 11.-. trese, S.Oo&T.lM per
aoz. l otaloesi. uuice hiurbanks. ohtfruo per
bu.; Bnauty of Hebron, Sliv Jc: F-arly Ko9e.3Jc.;
sweet potatoes, Sl.T.T&XOJ per bbl. Apples
vuoice greenings, ti.i(ti.aj per btu. uan
burries JO.UUitii.Sl) per bbl.
Following were the qnoatatloa on ths
board of trade to-day: Wheat No. 2 January,
opened and closed WVic; May. opened UtiVc,
closed u.?tic; .'uly, opened rOo. closed (file.
Corn No. 2 January, opeued Xtc, closed
a.'Ac; February, opened 35V-". closed obo;
.May, ojieued and closed ?$c. Oats No. t
rebruary. opened iKe. closed 2c; May,
opened J-THc. clised XSfa. Pork January,
opened and closed $11. oo; February-, opened
$11.75. closed $U.!io: Ma, opened 112.10. closed
$11.B74. Laid-January, opt-nud and cloeed
The Union stock yards reports the following
prices: Hogs Market opened only moder
ately active; llirht trades, $4.vAS.15; rough
packing. SI-70&4.75: mixed lots, J4.8Uai.00-,
heavy larking mid shipping lots. it.UUit.95.
Cattie Weak and lower; beeves, poor to fair,
SIl.Om.l.TS; good to choice. $4.UU4.S0; cowa,
fl.SOt.K): sux kers and feeders. $2.2033.00.
Sheep Weak; OClOc lower; muttons, $3.SU3
6.UD: corn-led westerns, $4-4044.t6: lambs, $5.00
Ksw York. Jan. 81.
Wheat Irregular; No. 1 red state, $1.07;
No. 2 do, '.&&:; So. 2 red winter January,
Wic: do February, tc; do March, UOc; do
May, 8vsc. Corn Dull; No. 2 mixed cash.
U4c; do January. 4:i?4c: do February, 44o: do
March. 44-V- Oats Steady; Ne. 1 white
state, USc; No. 3 do. aie; No. 2 ndxed Jan
nary, 31-; do February, USc; do March,
Sic. Rye-Dull. Barley-Dull. Pork-Dull;
new mess, $13318.60. Lard Dull: Janu
ary and February, -3i: March, Si. 38.
Live stock: Cattle No trading-, crossed
beef, steady; native Bides, H45,74c per 100 lbs.
To-day's Liverpool cable quotes American re
f rigerator beef dull and lower at 86c per lb.
Sheep and lambs Dull and easier; sheep, $t
6.85 per 100 lbs; lambs, $V7.75. Hogs Nomin
ally steady; ordinary to good, $&ao&&.7tt per
Hay Tpland prairie, $78.
iLy Tiinocn y ua w $Tw).00.
Hay Wild, m:O0(So
Ooi Haft lie : hud 19.00
Qwd Wood Oak, $4.16; Hickory, $9.
w-0: baled $0.00.
Lut year 80S Teasels, nearly all of
steel, were built on tut Cljd.
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.
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Stre
I t! Ill
JOHN VOLK CO.,
Sasii, 'Doors, 31inds.
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wool '
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth Sc., between Third and Fourth avenae,
CARPETS iND WALL PAPER.
New Patterns for Spring 1889, received daily
L. W. PETERSEN, 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., liock Island,
POLZIN & ST A AS SEN, Propts.
fVQood debrered to any prt of the city fr -e of charge.
Plumbing, Steam and Sas Fitting;
Kn wles Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
Wrought, Ct and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Brest Goodi of eTery ieacrlpdoa
Rubber Hoae and Packing of all kinds. Dram Tila and Sewer Pip.
Office aid Shop No. 217 Eighteenth St. ROCK ISLAXD, ILL.
P31Y S2.00 . DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
4 hre torn of tha
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second are., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
Third Ave., Kook Islani
Iron Fire! Place.
Something New and Valnahk
The Aldino Is cnDStructH ou (.Wru
lific principles. Unlike any other inte,
it tins a return druft; this insure ir,j
and perfect combustion, economy of lut-t,
perfect ventilation, distribution' i. Ui-a't
and equalization of tempern'tire fri-m
floor to ceiling. Burns hard r.t ofi
coal, and has five times the nesting ca
pacity of any ether grate on the market
Call or examine, or send for rirrulm
giving full information.
DAVIS & CAMP. Agent..
Davenport, I iw
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
- Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second .Avenue
COMPLETE IN ALL
fer catalogues address
J. O. DUNCAN,
Da ran t. lorn a.
latent novaltlaa of tha aeaaoa.