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THE BOOK TSI7ANT) AIMTCTB SATUKDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Saturday. Febbcaby 2. 189.
It is said that the Hon. W. P. Craw
ford baa bis eye on the state senatorshlp
for this district. The honor will surely
come to Ruck Island county, and Craw
ford no doubt feels that he is as much
entitled to the place as anybody.
The HarrlHon Cabinet.
There seems to be no doubt that Presi
dent-elect Harrison has filled at least fou
places in his cabinet, remarks the Indian
apolis Sentinel. Bltine takes the state
department, Allison the treasury, Wan
atniker the pos1 office and Alger either the
war or the navy probably the former,
A department not second in real irapor
tance to any the interior has not yet
been assigned so far as has transpired
It is presumably reserved for some west
era politician, who will be acceptable to
the cattle and land rings of the territor
log, which furnished so much money to
the Harrison campaign fund-
The constitution of the cabinet will
surprise no Intelligent observer of an
party. It has been obvious from'the be
Sinning that Blaine would be the real
head of the administration. Fie was
the choice of a majority of dele
gates to the Chicago convention for
the nomination; he was the actual
leader of the republican campaign
its central figure and dominating force
from first to last; he is far and away the
strongest man, in point of personal fol
lowing, in the republican party. Oen
Harrison could not have ignored him if
he hsd desired to; to have done so would
have been to wreck his administration at
the outset. Mr. Blaine's selection fixoo
its character in advance. He is notor
iously the most corrupt man who taa
reached a commanding position in Amer
ican politics since the days of Aaron Burr
and we may expect a carnival of eztrava
gnnce and jobbery so long as he is in
control at Washington.
Mr. Allison is a man of fair ability
and is personally respectable. He it
chosen nominally as a representative
fif the west, although the eastern
money power has no more obsequious
or serviceable tool in the senate of
the United States than he. He had
the largest part in the preparation
of the senate tariff bill i,he "second tar
iff of abominations," as it will be known
in history and the tariff rings and Wall
street sharpers will, of course, dictate the
policy of the treasury department while
it Is under his administration.
Mr. Wanamaker raised $400.0(10 for
Dudley and Quay to buy votes with, aDd
his appointment to the head of the post
office departmeat is his reward. Uoder
the circumstances his selection for this or
any other office is a great scandal, but
withal a fitting sequel to the boodle cam
paign conducted by Quay and Dudley
Alger also bought his cabinet office with
money, just as he houtrbt Sherman dele
gates to Chicago last June.
The cabinet will doubtless be completed
with an agent of tlie naval contractors
for secretary of the navy, and a represen
tative of some republican state for attor
At Triuity church . services at 10:45
and 7 pm. Bishop Burgess will preach
at both sir vires.
At the English Luther in church,
I .reaching at 10:45 a m. by the Rev F
iartholomcw, D. D., pastor, "The Crisis
of Distress." Matt. 8:25. Sunday school
at 2:30 p m, C. W. Fuss, superintend
At the Twentieth street Evangelical
Lutheran church, services at 10 a m by
the pastor the Rev C A Menuirke. Text,
Matth vni: 23 23. Tnmia: "Die Christ
liche Kirche mit itiren Oliedern, ein
Schifilein auf clem stuermiscben Merre
itieser Welt. 2.3U p m Gemsindever
At the Broadway I'resbyteriau church
the Rev. W. 6. Mnrquis, pastor, will
preach at 10:45. a m on "Christ's Third
Temptation or Satan's Bribe," and at 7 p
m on "What is the Harm in Dancing?"
Young people's meeting at 6:15 p m.
Sabbath school at 11 1" n m, Dr J W
Stewart, superintendent. South Park
Sunday school at 2 3i p ci.
At the Christian (Impel, the Rev.
George E Piatt, pastor. Service Sunday
morning at 10 45 am. Subject, "Orig
inal causes." Service, his) at 7 p m,
preaching by Elder Ellis, of Davenport.
Sunday school at 9 45 a m. Geo E Piatt,
superintendent. Young people's meeting
at 0 p m. Regular official meeting at 12
o'clock noon. Mission room Sunday
school at 3 p m.
At the First M. E church. preaching at
10:45 a m and 7 pm, by the pasto the
Rev G W Gue. Morning subject: "The
Uospol Dispensation." Evening subject:
"Is the Bible Hell a Myth and do the
Scriptures Teach Eternal Punishment?"
Sunday school at 9:15 a in. J F Robinson,
superintendent. Young people's class at
6 p cu, C E Adams, leader.
At the Central Presbyterian church,
divine service at 10.43 a m, and 7 pm.
Rev. Joseph B. Little of Davenport, will
preach in the -morning. In the evening,
the pastor, Rev. A. li . Meldrum, will
deliver lecture II of the series on
"Adam." Subject of tomorrow evening's
lecture, "Adam in Iunocency His
Knowledge. Language, Marriage and
Employment." tbbuth school and pas
tor's bible class at 9:30 a m, Jas. Buford,
superintendent. Young people's meeting
at 6 pm. At the evening service here
after the "Gospel Hymns" will be used.
At the First Baptist church, II. C.
Leland, pastor, services at 10:45 a m
and 7:00 p m. At close of morning ser
mon new members will be welcojied and
the ordinance of the Lord's Supper ob
served. The evening theme for sermon
will be: "The Evidences of Conversion,
or How May I Know that I am a Curia
tlan?'' Sunday school at 9:30 a m, J. W.
Welch, superintendent. Ycuog people's
and converts' meeting at 6 pm. At
Forty.f ourtu Street chapel Sabbath school
at 2:30 p m. and preaching at 3:80 p m
by Wm. Morrison. Meetings at First
Baptist church on Wednesday and Friday
evenings this week.
The manufacturing committee of the
Rock Island Citizens' Improvement asso
ciation practically closed a deal this af
ternoon, by the terms of which an eastern
gentleman will, at tho opening of spring,
establish a woolen and cotton mill In
Rock Island, with an invested capital of
of $100,000. Mr. Bailey Davenport bas
donated a block between Ninth and Elev
enth streets for the purpose.
expelling Impurity from tbe blood, which
ui un oi me complaint. Give it a
Not So Fast, Knappe.
Bismarck Calls a Halt on His
CHANGE OF PROGRAMME ORDERED.
the Senate Surprises Itself by Rejecting
the British Treaty Out-and-Out Pass
age of the Oklahoma Bill by the House
An Extra Cabinet Officer Provided for
Our Cash Account Kegardlnic the In
dlans Ofllrlal Notes.
. Washington CITY, Feb. 2. A message
from the president transmitting correspond
Mice on the Samoan question was received at
the bou.se yesterday afternoon. Under date
of Feb. 1, Count Arcu- Valley, German min
ister to the United
States, under instruc
tions from the German
chancellor, sent the
U tion to Secretary Cav
l " v ton the state ol
3 war was declared
against Mataafa, the
eotmnnndtr of the
'A i German squadron I:
sund h proclamation
SECRETARY Bayard, by which the foreign-
ers established in Samoa were sub
jected to murtitil law. International
law would, to a certain extent,
not prevent such a inoanure, but as
Prince Bismarck in of the opinion that our
miutary authority has gone too far in this in-
stance, the military cotnmu.i.ier has received
telegraphic ordt-rs to withdraw the part ot
his proclamation concerning; foreigners.
"In negotiation with Mataafa our consul at
Samoa has asked that the administration of
the islands of Samoa might be temporarily
handed over to him, which doinand not being
in conformity to our previous promises re
garding iu neutrality and iii.luondoiice, Mr.
Knappe lias been ordered by telegram tc
withdraw his dumand."
Accompanying the above is a telegram fronc
Consul Blacklock announcing the fact that
the German consul had declared war with
Mataafa and Smnoa under in.irt i:l law, and
the pith of the state department's instruction!
to Minister I'endleton at Berlin, winch wert
to inform the German government thut ad
vices from Apia stated that the Jeriiinu con
sul had declared Germany at war with Ma
taafa and Samoa to lie under iiuirt.iitt law
win Mr. Bayard, in view or this, instructed
Mr.PendletonJto say that the United States as
gumed that tho German otlicials in Samoa
would protect American citizens and property
" Forcibly If Necessary."
Washington City, Feb. 2. The senate is
not to have all the dis
cussion on the Samoan
ative Thomas, of Illi
nois, profKMes to have
something to say in the
house, and from the
Wunlnf..... 1... ....... ,
to olfer his sav will be
"loud." The substance
of it is that the presi
dent be "directed to take
such steps, forcibly if
deemed expedient, as
JOHN R. THOMAS.
are nessary and projier to protect and main
tain the honor, dignity, and interest of the
flog and government of the United States and
its citizens, etc.
Don't Believe It at the War Office
Washington City, Feb. 2. The published
report that Secretary Whitney has ordered
the L mon Iron works at San Francisco to trot
the new cruiser Charleston ready for sea in
twenty days, presumable because she mav be
neeaea in samoan waters soon, is discred
ited at the navy department Secretary
Whitnoy himself was uot there vesterdav to
deny the truth of the report. Many depart
ment officials say that it would be simply im
possible to get the Charleston ready to float
within that time.
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
Record of the Transw-tions of Interest-
Oklahoma I; 111 Pawed.
Washington Crrr, Feb. 2. The aenafe
yesterday received a message from the presi
dent vetoing a pension to Mrs. Ellen Land,
and Piatt announced that he proposed to
make a speech on the subject The house
amendments to the Dakota bill were non-con-
curred in. Saulsbury offered a resolution in
structing the foreign affairs committee to in
quire into the Samoan affair and report what
measures are necessary to protect
our interests there and execute out
obligations to the Islanders agreed
to. oorbees reported a bill appropriating
$15,000 to buy an oil painting of Abraham
Lincoln calendar. Messages were received
from the president containing n copy of the
deed given to the Lnited States by the Sa
moan government to the harbor of Pago
Pago and announcing that the German gov
ernment had instructed its consul to with
draw tho martial law proclamation so far ai
It relates to foreigners and the demand that
the control of the islands be temixrarily
placed in the consul's hands. At 2:10 a secret
session was begun which lasted until adjourn
ment, which was taken to Monday. The sub
ject of the executive session debate was the
British extradition treaty, which, was rejected.
I he house agreed to tbe conference report
on tbe department of agriculture bill. The
Oklahoma bill was then taken up, and tbe
motion to reconsider, which was pending at
adjournment Thursday, was tabled 132 tc
114. Tbe bill was then passed 14s to 102.
The private calendar was next considered,
wtth little progress, but the bill to extend to
the port of Sault Hte. Marie the privilege of
inland transportatioh in bond was agreed to,
and recess to 7:30 was taken. Upon reassem
bling twenty-live private pension bills were
passed, and the house adjourned.
REJECTED THE BRITISH TREATY.
Republican Senators 'Want rhe Ieckj
Cleared for Harrisou.
Washington City, Feb. 2 The British
extradition treaty has been disposed of finally,
aud, much to the surprise of its friends and
some of its foes, it was beaten by a heavy ma
jority. Instead of a two-third vote In its fa
vor there wan mre than a two-third vote
against it, and it was finally shelved. It was
not disposed of without debate, however. It
occupied the attention of the senate for nearly
three hours yesterday afternoon. It was
argued that the ratification of even so inno
cent a treaty as the amended treaty before tbe
senate would be a concession to England.
When tbe vote was taken only til teen sena
tors voted for the resolution to ratify, aud
thirty-eight voted against It All of the Re
publican senators present voted in tbe nega
tive. The action of the Republicans was un
doubtedly due to a desire to leave the new ad
ministration unhampered ; as, if the amended
treaty had been ratified it, would have lieeu
pending unsettled between the two natioiu
MONTHLY TREASURY STATEMENT.
Showing the Condition of Natlonul Fi
nances on Jan. 81.
Washington City, Feb. 2. The reduction
In the public debt during January amounted
to tl2,21C,2ti. The total debt, loss cash in
the treasury, amounts to l,ll,94',rj. The
net cosh or surplus in the treasury is $04,
K3,84:J, against $(30,6UG,2b4 a mouth ago. Na
tional bank depositories hold $50,499,121 ol
government funds, or about $2,000,000 lest
than on Jan. 1. The gold fund balance in the
treasury ha- decreased fully r.,000,0U0 dur
ing tbe past month and now amounts to $194,
656,2ft4, and tbe silver fund balan', exclusivs
of $J,0U0,0U0 in trade-dollar bullion, bas In
creased $0,000,000, and now amounts to $18,
990,772. Government receipts during January wen
unusually heavy, and aggregated $34,077,695,
or $3,250,000 more than in January last year.
Customs receipts were In round numbers, $20,
600,000 this January against $18,250,000 last
vT a. ,
year, and internal revenue receipts for the past
month were 10, 7. X),00U,or $ 1 ,250,000 more than
in January, lSc$. Expenditures during the
past monrh wera $2u,553,555 or $4,500,00C
more than in January, 18HS.
Receipts from 1 11 sources for the first seven
months of the ouiTent fiscal vear were $234,
756,724, against 1 383,214,9t4 during the first
seven months of the preceding fiscal year.
and expenditures were $188,048, 107 during the
past seven month i, against $103,54Jl,4bl rot
the corresponding months of the preceding
Want More Money to Educate Mr. to.
Washington CiTY.Feb. 2. The board ol
Indian commissioners in their twentieth an
nual report to tbe secretary of tbe interior.
complain of the ni merous grants of right-of-
way to railroads i h rough the Indian lands,
and other legislat ion enacted in which the
rights of the whites have been considered
and the interests ot the Indians neglected.
They ask that the appropriation for educa
tional work amonf the Indians be increased
to $2,000,090 for the first year, $3,000,000 foi
the second and $4,0 K),000 for tho third year.
Education among tiio Indians is stated to be
making substantial progress.
Indians Can Ni t Sell Their Timber,
Washington City, Fob. 2 The attorney
general has rendered a decision the pith ol
which is that under the acts alloting land in
severalty to Indians the latter have no right
to sell lumlwrmeji the privilege of cutting
tinilier on tho lands allotted to them, aud thai
all contracts heretofore made to thut end art
invalid. This, it is understood, includes tht
1bJs of the northern Wisconsin Indians. The
decision is based on l he view that the govern
ment st ill has a legul title to the land and
stands in a trust relation to tho Indians until
the second patent pitjvidod for in the act it
Spiritual Convolution, Anyhow.
Washington City, Feb. 2. At the even
ing session of the house yesterday Kelson ol
Minnesota, in advocating a pension bill,
amused the house w th a eulogy of the Uni
versalist chaplain of the Fourth Wisconsin
regiment, of which he Nelson had been a
monitor. This chaplain, instead of carrying
a Bible around with Mm, carried a canteen ol
whisky, and when a xr fellow fell sick and
weary by the wayside he revived him with a
drink instead of a missionary tract All
honor to Constantino Barry of the Fourth
v isconsin regiment, taid rtelson.
The Agricultural Department Bill.
Washington City. Feb. 2. The acricul
tural dc)artinent bill as it passed the house
yesterday morning makes the bureau of agri
culture an executive department, makes its
head a cabinet offlcei with the same salary
Other cabinet officers receive, and nrnviHus
for an assistant secretary of agriculture, who
snnu receive tne same nay as the first assist
ant secretary of the imerior.
To Retire Gen.' Roserrans.
Washington City, Feb. 2. The senate
committee on military affairs yesterday made
a favorable report to t le senate on the bill to
retire Gen. W. S. Uoscrrans with the rank ol
Congressman Lai -d Letting Well.
Washington City, Feb. 2. Congressman
Dorsey, of ebraska, said yesterday that Con
gressman I-aird is improving rapidly and
that he expects to reaca Washington in ten
days or two weeks to rtsume his place in the
LIKE JOHN M. CLAYTON'S CASE.
Florida "Hotheads" Try to Lvnrh a Re
publican The Authorities Io Well.
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 2. Hon. Frank
W. Pope, who was the independent Repub
lican candidate for gove -nor in 1S4, is lioing
threatened with lynching at Madison, where
he recently went for the purpose of procur
ing evidence to sustain the contest of F. S.
Goodrich, Republican, f r the congressional
seat for that district P. umors reflecting on
Mr. Pope's methods spre id, aud certain hot
headed individuals took advantage of the pop
ular excitement to instigate a movement
against him. The autiorities determined
that Mr. Pope should be protected at all haz
ards. Governor Flemini; telegraphed to the
same effect Sheriff Pai ramore collected a
posse and surrounded the house where Mr.
Pope was staying Thursday night, that being
the time selected for the t ttack. The would
be lynchers appeared, but were dismayed at
the preparations made to receive them, and
dispersed. It is feared that they will renew
their operations, and the sneriff aud posse are
keeping careful watch ovr Mr. Popa Mr
Pope is a native of Madisrn, but has become
very unpopular of late y mrs on account of
his political record. He L- plucky, and tele
graphs his friends that he las no fear.
" Went Gunning for Stewart."
New Orleans. La.. Feb. 2. The Pica.
yune's Areola (Miss.) special says: John Dia
mond and Warner fttewnrt hnA a f..i.. -,-.l
Thursday night Yesterday Diamond went
gunning lor ntewart, and emg him on the
crallerv of a store snot him l.rl Htuuuri
was a nephew of Col. Jones 8. Hamilton, of
Jackson, and a young man of excellent repu
tation. Me was a sou of U i ited states Regis
ter J. D. Stewart, of Jacks in.
A Itad Way of Ileelluj Themselves.
MlLFORD, Mass., Feb. 2. Oreen Bros., heel
manufacturers, have discovered that they
have teen robbed of considerable sums by
about twenty of their employes, who took
finished heels out of the v -etched bags and
put them in bags to le re- sighed, thus get
ting paid twice for tbe same work. The cul
prits will be prosecuted.
O'BRIEN'S TREATMENT IN JAIL.
Notified That lie Must Wear Prison Clothet
He Will UeaUt to tbe Death.
Dcblin, Feb. 2. John Dillon, who was
about to start for Australit., bas postponed
bis tour, because he fears from tbe present
criti.-al condition of Editor O'Brien that the
hitter will die. Dillon in tl is event will re-
ninin and assume O'Briou'a work in Ireland.
William O'Brien was reported as somewhat
stronger last night. The governor of Clon-
mel prison informed him ye-rterday that he
would compel him to don prison uniform at
all hazards, and also that if be refused to take
bis food proj.vrly it would be administered tc
him by artificial means. Thirsday evening
a number of soldiers paraded tiie streets of
Clonmel cheering for William O'Brien. The
affair caused some excitement, but no violeyt
O'Brien declares that he ill resist to the
death all attempts to compel him to wear
prison garb The prison doctor bas ordered
a quilt to lie left in O'Brien's cell with which
to cover his nakedness. O'Brien lias informed
tbe prison officials that he attaches no blumi
to them for his treatment, a he recognize?
he fact that they have acted under orders
from the highest authority, bicb they dare
Testimony Against the League.
London, Feb. 2 In the session of th
Parnell commission yesterd ty Constable
Wilkinson, of Rochdale, testifii'd that Patrick
Walsh, who was implicated in the Phcenix
park murders, had cashed checks which
were truceable to the Parnellite leaders.
Jusiieetor Jackson testified that Walsh and
other inviiicibles had attended league meet
ings at Bradford. The place or the meetingi
was searched aud forty revolve -s and a quan
tity of ammunition was seized.
Solicitor Daly, of Ualway, tertifiod that he
was mid by tho league to defen 1 accused per
: ns against the charge of murder in the
Mountiiiorres, tho Ilul.lv and cher outrages.
v aisn told mm that the li structions t
defend the prisoners came from Michael
JOHN C. NEW SELECTED.
A Report That lie Is To Be Secretary oi
Chicaoo, Feb. 2. A special t The Herald
from Indianapolis says that it. was stated
there last night, on excellent authority, that
Gen. Harrison has determined to appoint
Johu C. New, Tbe Journal prop-iotor, to the
secretaryship of tho treasury, and that this
will give the attorney generalship to John B.
Henderson, of Missouri
The paupers of London (etclusire of
inmates in asylums and vagrents) nam
bered 100,706 about ten days igo.
Sweeps Over a Section of Buf
falo, New York.
THE FLAMES FED BY WILD WINDS
Lick Up a Great Amount of Valuable
Froperty in the Business Por
tion of the Oity.
The 11 re Department Powerless to Stay
the Furious Conflagration Two Hotels,
a Six-Story lltmlueoH House anil Several
Other ltuiblings Destroyed The Whole
City Illuminated by the Kavager anil
the Streets Crowded with Kxeiled Peo
ple No Loss of Life.
Chu.'auo, Feb. a. The following telegrams
were receive. 1 hero this morning:
HUrKAbo, N. Y., Feb. 3. a a. in. Fire
just broke out iu tbe large Jewett block, run
ning from Heneca street through to Carroll
street The structure is a six-story brick
blix-k occupied by Root & Keating, large
dealers in leather. The fire department has
been obliged to desert an engine and hook
and ladder on account of the excessive heat.
and the latter is now burning in the middle
of the street. The entire block is doomed
aud the loss will tie very beavy. The entire
city is as light as day, anil a slight wind blow
'tig fans the flames.
Latkb. At 3:25 8. m. the Empire Coffee
mills were burning and the block doomed
The burning buildings were directly opposite
the Arlington and Broezol's hotels, the latter
a well-known hostelry, which was burned two
years ago. The guests were leaving the ho
tels amid great excitement.
Jewett's new store and Sydney Holmes'
candy manufactury next took fire and the
Broezel house followed; then the Arlington
bouse barn, from which the Are communi
cated to tho roar of the Arlington hotel. Tbe
guests all fled from the Broezel house, and
shortly afterward the entire building was in
The flames then burst from the front of
Sibley & IJolmwcKid's great confectionery
works on Seneca street. A few minutes later
the lower floor of Swift & Slamlmck's store,
three doors above Sibley's, burst into flames
suddenly. The entire lower half of the two
blocks lioundcd by Wells, Exchange, Seneca,
and Ellicott streets, seemed doomed. The fire
was utterly beyoiid the control of the dejiart
ment, and the telegraph wires were giving
them great annoyance.
At 3:4.j the wind was blowing a gale, and
the fire racing fiercely. Great excitement
prevailed, the streets being crowded with
people. At 4 a. m. Fire Chief Fred llornung
bad his hand nearly cut off at the wrist by
a beavy sheet of plate-la.ss.
At 4:10 a. m. the two upper floors of the
Jewett building were fiercely burning. The
cellar loing full of uaptba made the situation
perilous i the extreme; the Arlington house
was gutted in the rear and the flames were
coiiiuuinicating to the wholesale confection
ery St.. re of Robinson & Pick, opjiosite Sib
ley & Holmwood's, and also to the wholesale
grocery of C. 1. Churchill & Sons. Both
of these buildings face Seneca street. The
whole city lire department was at work, but
owing to tbe blinding snowstorm and which
was niging, their efforts were futile.
Besides this Sibley & Holmwood's walls had
fallen, Glouler's hat manufacturing com
pany's store had been burned, the Bruezll
house was In-ing rapidly gutted, the walk
of tbe Root & Keating leather manufactory,
were partly down and the rest was moment
arily expected to come down. Moffatt Bro 'b
establishment on Carroll street was also in
flames, and Levi & Marcuss' clothing store
was ourmng. x be chief eucinuer beintr dis
abled, the famous 'Bob" Carlton, ex-chief
engineer, was iu command.
Still Later. 4:XT a. m The buildinc
occupied by the Buffalo Mattrass company,
on Exchange street, is now completely gutted
and has been abandoned by the firemen.
Should the wind change grave fears are en
tertained for the safety of the Union
depot, as tbe flames, which are now
bursting from the windows of the Arling
ton hotel are liable to communicate to the
deKt. All the gucsta of the Arlington hotel
escaped iu safety.
John Strootuian's shoe shore, on Carroll
street, a large seven-story building, is now in
names, ana from present apiearauces there is
no iossibUity of saving it
Iso estimate is possible at this writimr of
The Latest At this hour i4:50a. m.) it
Is thought the fire is under control It is im
possible as yet to give a close estimate on the
loss, but there is little doubt it will be over
ANOTHER HADDOCK OUTRAGE.
Cowardly Shooting of a Wisconsin Tem
Madison,'. Wis., Feb. 2. S. G. Mandt, ed
itor of The Blue Mound Press, a temperance
paper published at Mount Horeb, twenty
three miles southwest of this city, was called
to his door Thursday night and shot by
an unknown man, who escaped in the
darkness. Mr. Mandt has a slight chance for
his life, though it is thought the bullet passed
through his lungs.
Mr. Mandt publishes three papers, and all
of them are noted for the vigor of their at
tacks on the liquor interest; consequently
many threats have been made against him;
Jan. 2i be received the following:
"Mr. Mandt: You have preached tem
perance long enough in your dirty papers.
Stop it or it may coat your soul. Look out
We mean business. Jack the Ripper."
This did not deter him.f or next day The Press
had a scorching editorial in reply to the warn
ing, and the shooting is believed to have been
the reply of bis enemies to this editorial. The
miscreant will be hunted down if possible.
A "SOLID" YACHTING PARTY.
Win. U. Vanderbllt and a Few Friends G
a-Salllng In Great Style.
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 2. William K.
Vanderbiit and party arrived in this city yes
terday afternoon at 8:30 o'clock, over the
Pennsylvania road. They went dh-ect to th
jmcht Alva, which has boon waiting for them
here since Wednesday. The Alva sailed thU
morning on a seven months' cruise. She will
first go to Bermuda and the West Indies, and
later to the Mediterranean. The party con
sists of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbiit,
their two sons and daughter; Mr. Oliver H.
P. Belmont, Wiufieid Scott Hoyt, and G.
Redmond, all of New York.
THE RAILWAY JUGGERNAUT.
It Claims Three Victim. In a Few Houn
at Belleville, Ills.
Belleville, Ills., Feb. 2. Three persons
were killed at different times here yesterday
by railroad trains. A. J. King, of St Louis,
conductor of a freight train on tbe Cairo
Short Line road, while passing along the car
tops fell beneath the train and was kil ed, hi
body being horribly mangled. He was SC
yean old and had a family in St Louis. Al
10 o'clock Absalom Badgley, while viewing
the spot where Conductor King was killed,
was struck by a iocomotive aud fatally in
jured. He died at noon. Bradgley was 84
years old and a life-long resident of St Clair
county. About noon John Frel, a black
smith, who had been on ajrotracted spree,
committed suicide by throwing himself under
the wheels of a train on tbe Pittsburg road.
He was 44 years old and unmarried. No
cause is known for th deed.
It Was Assassination
That Ended the Career of Ru
dolf of Ausiria.
KILLED BY AN INJTJRLD HUSBAND.
So the Tarls Tapers Have It The Assas
sin Creeps lp to a Window and Doea
HU Deadly Work Another Story That
the Prince Suicided in Lieu of Fighting
a Duel A Liaison, In Any Event, the
Cause of the Tragedy.
Paris, Feb. 2. The details of the alleged
shooting of the Crown Prince Rudolf by an
injured husband are published, and it is
claimed that they are authentic. According
to the story the crown prince attended a ball
at the German embassy Sunday night and
there engaged in an intrigue with the wife of
one of the principal uobles of the empire.
Count Hoyos and Duke Phillipe tried to dis
suade the crown prince from making a ren
dezvous with the lady, he having confided his
adventure to them. He disregarded their
advice. The next morning the noble in ques
tion surprised the crown prince near hit
wife's apartments and attacked him,
but Rudolf ' escaped. The crown
prince evidohtly expected trouble and
was in a state of great excitement all day
Tuesday. On Wednesday morning his valet
informed him that two strange men were in
the garden of the chateau. The crown prince
paid no attention to the warning, and sat
down near the window to read over some
letters. A moment later a shot passed through
the window, smashing the pane and scatter
ing the crown prince's brains over the table.
The two strangers were seen immediately
afterward hurrying from the premises. Count
Hoyos recognized them as the husband and
brother of the princess to whom the crown
prince bad paid marked attention at the ball.
It is intimated that the fatal shot was fired
by the banker and financier, Kuranda, who
had lately liecome aware of the relations ex
isting between his wife and the prince. Thf
chateau where the tragedy ooeurred had been
presented to Mme. Kuranda by Rudolf.
AS REPORTED IN LONDON.
Rudolf Shot Himself as the Alternative ol
Fighting a Duel.
Londox, Feb. 2 The Pall Mull Gazert
reported yesterday on "private information'
that the Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria
committed suicide in execution of an agree
ment made with the brother of a princess
with whom Rudolf had been carrying on a
liaison. The brother, so The Gazette said,
had insisted that tbe crown prince must
either fight a duel or kill himself, aud Ru
dolph chose the latter alternative in order to
avoid a scandal. This story is generally ac
cepted as true in London, though many per
sons adhere to the belief that he was killed in
a duel, w hile not disputing the accuracy of
the refiorted cause of the encounter. The
rumors which were rife in tbe London clulis
on Wednesday, give color to the duel theory,
since the archduke's liaison with the princess
whose brother is said to have killed him was
known to a numler of persons in aristro
cratic circles who had lately visitod the con
tinent These persons had apparently ex
pected a tragic outcome of the affair, and the
rumors did not seem to excite much surprise
On the othpr hand it is asserted by various
personages throughly versed in the matter of
etiquette and degrees of exclusiveness which
surround royalty and preserve it from rough
contact with the outer world that a duel
between the crown prin-ie and one beneath
him or, indeed, with a person of any rank
whatsoever would have been contrary to a 1
usages, and quite imjxissible. It is also as
serted that The Gazettes story could not pos
sibly have passed the censors, and therefor
can not have been received by telegraph;
consequently the theory is becoming quite
generally accepted that the story was either
mailed to the paper from Vienna or written
from information picked up at the London
The prince of Wales went to Osborne yes
terday. He was attired in the deepest mourn
ing and gave abundant testimony that his
grief at the loss of his friend is genuine. In
view of the manner of Prince Rudolfs death,
it is likely that nothing like a funeral pageant
will be attempted, and this probability i
strengthened by the fact that none of tho Eu
ropean potentates, except the king and queen
of the Belgians, the father and mother of tbe
crown prince's widow, Archduchess. Stephanie,
will be present.
At Vienna it is reported that the doctors
who made an examination of the crown
prince's body f ound a bullet wound in his
head, and refus.?d a request to certify death
by apoplexy. By his will, executed in li5,
the whole of his property is left to his daugh
ter, Prim-ess Elizabeth, subject to the life in
terest of his widow, Archduchess .Stephanie,
in ail or bis personality except tbe estate at
Meyerling and the island of Laeroma.
SULLIVAN IS LIKE MOORE.
The IndiauapolU County Clerk a Defaultet
and a Refugee.
India.vapous, Feb. 2. John E. Sullivan,
county clerk of this city, who failed for $75,
000 last Tuesday, is missing from the city and
is supposed to be in Canada. His flight was
occasioned by the discovery that he had is
sued fraudulent warehouse receipts for large
consignments of poultry, produce, etc., which
he was supposed to have in his outside busi
ness. Sullivan's confidential clerk and book
keeper, Tom O'Seil, who wrote the receipts,
is aiso missing.
Sullivan's wife says John has cone to New
York to raise money to tide him over and pay
his debts, but this statement is not given
credence, liis defalcations and debts are es
timated to run anywhere from f.Yl.OOu to
fl50,000. He made a clean sweep of the
money in the county clerk's onW and did
not leave enough funds to jwy the salaries
due his deputies. He raised money in every
conceivable way, and the presumption is that
he carried a good round sum away with him.
His embezzlements, aside rom his legitimate
debts, now reach about $45,000.
SURGEON GENERAL HAMILTON.
He Conclude to Remain at the Head ol
the Army Medical Service.
Chicago, Feb. 2. The surgeon general of
the United States army, John B. Hamilton,
who some weeks since accepted tbe editorship
of The Journal of the American Medical Asso
ciation, published in thiscity.resigned that po
sitionyesterday ,to take effect on tbe Vth of this
month, and gives as his reason for so doing
that on Jan. 4 a bill passed bot h houses of
congress increase the salary of the surgeon
general SO per cent, and again ou Jan. 20 a
joint resolution passed the senate making the
tenure of office of surgeon virtually for life,
and that both these changes will give the sur
geon general such increased facilities for
scientific work that they have dedermiued
him to retain his old position.
Allison Not Going Iu.
Washington Citt, Feb. 2. The Evening
Star has the following: "Since it is generally
accepted that Mr. Allison is not going intc
the cabinet, some of Mr. Butterworth1!
friends, including CoL Dudley, are said to lx
urging Mr. Butterworth for the Ucasurj
portfolio. A number of disjiatcbes are said
to have passed between Washington City and
Indianapolis on the subject yesterday. An
other report at the capitol yojttorday is that
Senator Chandler is to be offered the uavj
It is positively asserted that AUisou's declina
tion of the treasury portfolio will reach Ueu
Harrison some time to-day.
Everything Points to Blaine.
Detroit, Feb. 2. Mr. Blaine and Gen.
Alger are close friends, aud the editor of Tht
Detroit News is a personal friend of Gen.
Alger. These facts give special signiflcanot
to a statement in the editorial columns of that
paper yesterday to the effect that its editoi
bas information other than the current ru
mors, and can positively state that Blaine
will be next secretary of state.
Subscrlba for the Dallj Argus.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
A Bin Drainage Scheme Before IlllnoU
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 2. The most im
portant measure introduced iu the state sen
ate yesterday was the Chicago drainage bill,
which proposes to permit Chicago to empty
her sewers into tbe Desplaines and Illinois
rivers and thence into the Mississippi. It
was accompanied by a report in which the
bill is recommended as one that will solve the
Chicago drainage problem without injuring
the people along tbe line of the waterway
proposed. Briefly the bill provides that tbe
channel shall be, in clay cutting, 14 feet deep,
and of a caxicity of 300,000 cubic feet of
water per minute, and, in rock cutting, It
feet deep and of a capacity of 600,000 feet
per minute. V hen the district drained has
a population of 1,500,000 the channel
is to be enlarged to a capacity of 20,000 cubic
feet for every 100,000 population; and the
district drained shall jmy the entire expense
of all the work. It was referred to the water
ways committee. The savings bank bill waf
reported favorably, and a bill introduced
prohibiting the giving away or selling tc
minors '"flashy" newsjiapers, devoted to illus
trating vice and crime. The drainage bdl
was also introduced in the bouse and referred
to committee of the whole. Bills were in
troduced: Providing that the owner of land
encumbered with a lien or mortgage may de
duct the amount of same when listing for
taxation; appropriating $145,000 for the state
militia. The senate adjourned to Monday
and the house to to-day.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 2. Bills were intro
duced in tho senate yesterday permitting
justices of the supreme court to retire on
three-fifths jay after reaching the age of TO;
requiring public otticers to fo. bid the sale oi
intoxicating liquor to persons repeatedly con
victed of intoxication, and making the pen
alty for the assault of children from five tc
thirty-five years' imprisonment for life. In
the house bills ere introduced relieving ten
ants from further payment of rent in case th
house they occupy lie destroyed by fire; ex
empting no projxjrty of the employer from
attachment by a servant girl seeking to re
cover wages, and requiring tbe weekly pay
ment of wages in cash except in the cases of
employes on farms, in the woods, etc.
Ixpiaxapolis, Feb. 2. The night school
bill was advanced to engrossment in the
state senate yesterday with an amendment
admitting to the schools only those who are
compelled to work in the day time. This oc
cupied most of the dav. In the house a bill
to beautify the capitol grounds, to the extent
of aliout $'.H),0U0 was introduced. A bill re
quiring the teaching in the public schools of
tbe effects of whisky on the system was in
definitely x-tned on a party vote, and a
resolution asking congress for a better ex
tradition treaty w it'u England, was adopted.
A bill was passed authorizing county commis
sioners to require as big a bond of county
clerks as they choose.
- . .
Went To Far for Kansas tsolons.
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 2. When the concur
rent resolution adopted by the house Thurs
day charging the assassination of John M.
Clayton to ttie Democratic party came up in
the senate yesterday morning, Senator Car
roll, tho only lleinocratic member, made a
vigorous sju'eeh in opposition. He indignant
ly denied that the party w-hich constituted "the
majority of the people of this country" was a
Iarty of assassination. Republican senators
also opjHised the resolution, and it was tabled
by an almost unanimous vote.
The Tl feat 1 irginia Senatorship.
Charleston-, W. Va., Feb. 2. The ballot
for United States senator yesterday showed
but little change. Delegate Smith, of Tyler
county, who w;is detained by sickness, arrived
Thursday night and was sworn iu yesterday.
Delegate Merrill voted for Kenna for the first
time. Keuna received 40 votes; G-off.
Uoshorn received the Union Labor vote. An
other ballot was L-iken, in which Barbee re
ceived the three Union Labor votes without
any other change.
IxDiAXAroLis, Feb. 2. Bernhamer, who
was sent to penitentiary for crookedness in
connection with election returns, arrived
here in charge of a deputy marshal yesterday,
the purpose of the visit being to prove that
he was not able to pay the $1,000 fine. Ha
proved it and was released from his boudage.
The Kridgv Across the Ietroit.
Washington Citv, Feb. 2. The senate
committee on commerce has adopted a reso
lution requesting the secretary ot war to send
a detail of engineers to Detroit to report the
best method of bridging the Detroit river at
The WeatJ-rr We May. Expect.
Wash i ncton Citv, Feb. 2. The indications
for thirty-six hours from s p. in. yesterday are
as follows: Tor Mirhipan and Wisconsin
Clearing, colder weather; northwesterly winds.
For Indiana and Illinois Kair colder weather;
northwesterly .Kinds. For Iowa Fair colder
weather; not thwe'terly winds.
The New York Street Car Strike.
New Yons, Feb. 2. Tliere was one serioua
disturbance iu this city yesterday over the
strike. A policeman was set upon by a large
crowd of strikers and beaten severely after
being knockei I do wn. He regained his feet and
fired to kill, mid it is said one man fell who
was spirited away by his friends, when rein
forcements of jKjlice arrived and cleared the
street. More cars were running and making
schedule time, and it loks as though the
strike would be a failure.
The Bankrupt Indianapolis Club.
Indianapolis. Feb. 2. Charles Dryer was
appointed receiver for the Indianapolis Base
ball club yesterday. The Sl.l.OUO received
from President Young, of the league, for the
franchise is being applied to the payment ol
the iubs d.'bter. Thejguarantors are being
paid &.) each, which is 51 per cent, of their
claims, without any interest.
Chicaoo, Feb. 1.
Following were the quoatatiou on the
board of trade to-day: Wheat No. a May,
opened ;;. closed W-:e: July, opuncd
tet-4C. closed Nv$-i$c. Corn -No. S March,
opened ciosea April, opened 3110,
closed :&; Aliiy, 0iciied and closed :STe.
Oats No. - March, oiMied , dosed Zilc;
May, opened and closed T.r. Pork March,
opened $11. Ml, closed (11.47.L: .May, opened
Jll.tSO. closed f U.o;ii. Laid March, opened
, closet! gO.srHj.
Tbe L'liion stock, yards reports the following
prices: Hoirs-Market opened rather slow
and weak, prices 10c lower; light (trades, 4-t
(uAOTc roil nil pn kine. fc4.tx4.65: mixed lots,
$4.7034.i; heavy (lacking and shipping lots,
$4.7ja.4.Wi. Cattle-Strong; 10c higher owing
to decreased supply; lieeves, poor to prime,
i."ft4.!; hulk. AKTt4.10; cows, $I.2iA3.uO;
Blockers. $Mik&i.4l. Sheep - Weak: muttons,
$3.;'.UiM.(: bulk, 4.2.riv4.tjO: corn-ted westerns,
4.3r4t4.HO; Itimlis. Jj.WH'l.liil.
Produce: Butter -Fancy F.ltfin creamery,
SZk&X ht lb.: fimcy dairy. laitlJe: packing
stock, lAftltSc. Knp .Strictly fresh laid, 1&4
15li)c: ice-house Mock uot wanted. Dressed
poultry Chickens. TsV6c per pound; turkeys,
logllc; ducks, 10(Ulc. geese. $U.5O5.7.U0 per
doz. Potatoes-Choice Burbanks, 31(j.Clc per
bu.; Beauty of Hebron. :JI&4c: Early Rose, 30c.;
sweet potatoes, tl.?Yi.JU per 1)01. Apples
Choice greening, tl.&i&l.tu per bbl. Cran-
Derrles- o.Wia.ii.iitl per bill.
Nkw York. Feb. 1.
Wheat Irregular; No. 1 red state, $1.00;
No. i do. llc; No. S red winter February.
ttc; do March. Wir. do May. li4cT Corn
null; fo. z mixed cash, 44c; do February.
4Jlie; do March, 44c; do April, 44-lic.
Oats Steady; No. 1 white state, 3c; No. S
do, 31V4c; No. 2 mixed February, 31J4c; do
March, 33c; do May, SfciVsc. Kye-DulL Barley-Dull.
Pork-Quiet; new mess, $13.SS(
13.50. Lard Quiet; February, 879; March.
JLive Stock: Cattle-Market a trifle firmer:
common to fairly prime native steers, $3,564
4.75 V 1U0 s; bulls and dry cows, $2.003.i0.
oneep ana Lraos uull and lower; common to
prime sheep. $4.&5.tJ. $ loo lis; common to
prime iambs, J7.W. Hogs Steady
nominal; raugera, $&J)35.70 $ loo l.
"Think naught a trifle, thnncrti it email
appear." Just remember for instance how
you ouia do dancing around with tooth
ache, if you hadn't bought a bottle of
Salvation oil Yes 1 think of that.
CHAPPED hands result from two causes. Too mu:h al'rali in the
soap, which draws the natural oil from the skin, leaving it harsh
dry, and liable to crack, cr the fats, from whicli the ,oa; is made
are not properly combined with the alkali, so, from its greasy nature
it is impossible to rinse off the soap after washing. Prof. I.ecd3
Ph. D., Stevens Institution of Technology, says: "The Ivory Sop
while strongly cleansing, leaves the skin soft and pleasant to the
touch, instead of harsh, uncomfortable, and liable to chap."
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the ' Ivory' j"
they ARE NOT, but like sll counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarlull!; qualities uf
the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting if.
t'nnr-tfflil lSSfi. bv P--- - - '..... v,
JOHN YOLK k CO.,
ENERAL "CONTRACT -IK
Sash Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wool
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenue,
CARPETS AND 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 & STAASSEN, Propts.
FffOoods delivered to any part of the city fre of charge.
Plumbiiig, Steam and Gas Pitting
Kn wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
ryrought, Ct and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Brass Goods of erery description,
Rubber Hose and Packing ol all kinds, Oraia Tile and Sewer Pip.
Offlco aid Shop No. 217 Eighteenth St., ROCK ISULBTD. HJ
ONLY S2.00 DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
and haT ndi of the
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe 'a.
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuable.
The Aldine is construct-! m s, iVn.
tiflc principles. Unlike any i'iltr c.
it has a return draft; tbis inuit-s s;uw
and perfect combustion, economy fuel,
perfect ventilation, distribution ,f Lent
and equnlizition of tempera! urc fr",
floor to ceiling. Burns hard or
coal, ami has five times the iientini; ra
pacity of any ether grate on the market
Call or examine or send for rirculur
giving full information.
DAVIS & CAMP. Agents
Davenport, I .wa.
Sterling Silver and Plated Waiv.
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second
COMPLETE IN ALL
fer catalogues address
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taint bot1Um of tha uon.