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THE BOOK TSTJAyP AKTTB MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1889.
THE DAILY VRGUS
tovN W POTTER.
Mondat. Febbcabt 4, 18h!).
Monmouth Democrat: Hon. Thomas
A. Marshall, of Keiibaburg. was io our
city for a few minutes last Saturday en
route home from Springfield. Mr. Mar
shall says he don't think the county op
tion bill stands much chance to become a
law. Mr. Marshall is among the most
wideawake members of the house and is
sure to be beard from beforo the session
Engineer Tom Rogers, who runs en
gine 606 on a passenger run between here
and Chicago, has a patent valve cup for
oiling the trucks of engines, says the
Clinton New. The arrangement consists
mainly of a sort of copper tube placed
above the axle so as to oil the journals
directly. It will save considerable oil
and will probably be put on to all the on
gines of the Northwestern some of theso
lays. Turn has applied for a patent and
several are to be made at once and test
ed, when, if they arc sucoessfu), they will
be generally adopted.
ANOTHKU WOLF HUXT.
A Neeond 'hae tor the Marauder on
the law Mile KrNUlta in a IMwgrare
There was another wolf hunt in Pleas
ant Valley township on the Iowa side of
the river and-opposite Hampton on Fri
day last. The party was composed of
the same seventy-five men who corralled
the wolf on the 25th ult.. and killed it.
The scalp of that wolf led to lamentable
consequences after the sport last week
The 3 bounty received from the county
for it, it was agreed, should be disbursed
for refreshments after the ending of the
next hunt. The huntsmen ranged over
the same territory in which they hunted
the wolf before but without success, for
no wolf was sored from his luir, though
sheep and pigs have been musing from
pens since the death of the other wolf.
After the hunters had circled in to the
center, wolflcss, they fell in line and
marched to BornemaLn's at Gilbert.
There they refreshed themselves with
beer, whisky, or whatever else they want
ed, until, while the most of them became
jolly, several becume ugly. Two certain
farmers became especially vindictively
filled with a desire to raise a row over
old grudges that were believed buried
years ago. There was billiard playing
and pool playing and in the midst of
the games these two farmers jumped to
the floor, shed their coats, and swore
they could whip any three men in the sa
loon. There were many rough words,
and the excitement became intense. One
of the fighting farmers forgot the Queens
bury rules, and picked up a billiard ball
to hurl it at a stalwart young man from
East Davenport. The latter was too
qiiiek for him and he dropped (o the floor
as if he had been shot. The prostrate
man's friend hurled a pool ball at the
young tcan, who returned a ball as he
dodged, and that farmer dropped.
By this time the last fighter had found
Ins feet, and he advanced for the young
athlete with a cue; but the boy gave him
oce square in the mouth witn bare
knuckles which sent him to grss about
Then a relative of the two farmers who
were still on the floor, rushed for the
champion. The two were fairly matched
in size and age, but not in the art of self
defense for the avenger of the fallen was
"whipped out of his boots," so to speak.
There were several side skirmishes during
the central affray, but no one went down
in them. Meantime the Gilbert part of
the crowd went away and left the Pleas
ant Valleyers to tight their fight out
and several of them went home home In
a woful condition.
The whole affair at Borneman's was
very disgraceful. It ends wolf hunting
in large parties in that section.
A Word fur Ht. Lnkr .
Editor A Rons:
Rock Island, Feb. 4 The Women's
Hospital Guild, while appreciating Mr.
Marquis' kind offer, would say that on the
most economical plan $2,01)0 is the very
least the hospital cen be run for one year.
And as neither pirn he suggests would be
sufficient for the support, t tie Guild would
have to resort to other means. When
the hospital was organized four years
airo, the subscription svsteat was adopt
ed. The first year $1,300 weie sub
scribed, and since then tle amount has
decreased, until last year it only reached
$300. Collectors were appointed for
the various districts, calling upon
all persons, soliciting subscriptions.
This was no agreeable task as tbo ladies
often met rebuff, and in some places pos
itive insult. Each month a statement
of all expenses has been published in the
daily papers, thus showing how much is
xequiredforthehuspi.i l. At our Janu
ary meeting it was resolved to resume
the subscription plan, and at the regular
monthly meeting to day the dis
tricts will be assigned to the various can
vassers, and If $3,MH) can be raised in
this way it will be a great relief to the
ladies to forego all ejtertainmenta. If
only 11,000 can be guaranteed, the ladles
are still willing to work and trine the
other thousand. Hospital Gcild.
Bard voal Markst-
Grate and egg sixes. $8 per ton; stove,
No. 4, and nut, $3.25 per ton; for best
quality of anthracite coal, screened and
delivered in any part of the city; 25 cents
per ton discount for cash. Cartage will
be added on all orders cf less than a ton.
E. G. Frazkk
Having disposed or our stock of boots
and shoes, and desiring to settle all out
Handing accounts. I will be at the old
stand, 1712 Second avenue, for the next
30 daya, where all bills against the Arm
of Turner & Co. will be paid and all
debtors are requested to call and settle.
Goods can ba bought at the intelligence
office, 1833 Second avanue,. on better
terma than anywhere; small monthly
payments. Rogers' best silverware, war
ranted, lace curtains, rugs, albums, or
gan bibles, clocks, wringers and books.
Call ane see goods. I sell from the lar
gest factories in the United States.
Agents wanted. Joseph McAllister.
, Philadelphia has 847.000 people and
h ,nhbltn. "Id to have but
Felted with Bricks.'
A Vicious Sunday Riot Met by
INSPECTOR BYRNES USES THE CLUB,
And One of the Kloters a Pistol A Car
IhI of raswiigrra Attarkrd with
Ktones Bloody Murder In Philadelphia
A Young 4iirl Shot to Death by a Mis-
rreant. Who Cut HIh Own Throat After
AmaultlnK HIh Wife.
ftEW ork, Feb. 4. A riot occurred on
First avenue near Thirty -ninth street yester
day afternoon during which a number of
persons were injured by bricks and stones,
and OiBeer Brennan
narrowly escaped a
bullet that was fired
from the roof of a
trouble liegttn with
an assault by the
crowd upon some
ears on the Thirty
fourth street branch
of the Third avmiue
line and some of the
line. The streets
were finally cleared
by a Inrpe dctaeh-
IJfHPECTOR BVRXES. ini'lit of police un
der Insjwtors Byrnes ami Stoop.
The avenuo had been crowded all the
morning with people who were in an angry
mood over the strike. Some boys playing in
the street about t o'elix-k rolled a truck from
the curb across the car track. The solitary
officer in the vicinity drove the bovs away
and caught one of them, whom he took to
the station house. hen the olllcer returned
the crowd hud increased in numbers and in
vieiousuess. The bluecoat was received with
a shower of stones. At the same time the
mob seized some trucks and iiMt-t them on
the track, blockading a Thirtv-fourth street
car. This car formed a target for stones and
bricks, and its windows were quickly tie
molished. The iiassengei'a, among whom
were some women, tied in terror.
Meantime the oiliivr had rned for assist
ance, and the Sixteenth precinct reserve was
on its way to the scene. I he mob was busy
dragging trucks, stones, logs, and all sorts ot
obstructions from neighlMiring stone-yards,
wood-yards, etc., ami piling them on the
tracks. Thousands o men, women, and chil
dren shouted approval from the windows and
roofs of the tenements which lined the street.
When the reserve came np they were pelted
with missiles lth from the rioters and from
the people on the roofs. The ivoliee force was
too small to make any impression on the mob,
and more help was summoned.
Some of the passengers in the car had been
hit and bruised. One old lady fainted and
was cared for in a neighlMiring drug store.
The shot which so nnrrowlv missed Policeman
Brennan crushed through the window of thel
car on which the officer was riding. It went
clear through the cur, but fortunately no one
was seated in it path. The shot seemed to
come from a house, and some ofliixrs broke
into the building, but could find no one on
whom to fix the guilt. A big stone from a
roof smashid a hole in the top of a Forty
second street car that was in the blockade.
The stones were growing more plentiful and
the crowd more demonstrative when a car
riage containing Insjiectors Byrnes and Steers
dashed around a corner into the mob. The
officers jumped out and began to ply their
clubs At the faint; time two tmtrol wagons
hurried around another corner. The men
jumped out, formed into line ami swept down
Upon the crowd. In ten minutes the avenue
was clear of people.all the rioters having been
driven down the side streets. The policemen
remained stretched ulong the avenue to keep
Some men on the roof of No. tW7 threw
some bricks, one of which crushed the helmet
of ail officer. A detachment of officers raided
the house, but after climbing four flights of
Stairs found the roof desertud. The offenders
found refuge in other tenements. This ended
the trouble, and except for the occasional
throwing of a brick from some yard or other
place of concealment at an officer, there was
no further disturbance. Cars were kept run
ning on the avenue until 7:.'5(i p. m. There
was no trouble of note on an- other east side
Hue during the da v.
WAS HUNGRY FOR BLOOD.
A Misrrcant Murders a Young Girl, Mashes
Ills Wife and Kills Himself,
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 4. For several
hours on Saturday night the police force of
this city was mystified by the finding of the
body of a beautiful young girl in a lonely
spot in Kensington. She was unconscious
and her life blood was slowly ebbing from a
pistol shot wound in her left eye. There was
no weajsjn to lie found, and it was evident
that the girl hud U-cn itswussinuted. She was
taken to St. Mary's hospital, but when car
ried into the receiving ward was found to bo
dead. She was afterward identified as An
nie Klaus, the I'.t-year-old daughter of Henry
Klaus, a proserous German shoe dealer at
HV57 North Second street.
The mystery was afterward solved when
the murder was traced to Otto Kuyser, a
young man who until a week ago was em
ployed as a conductor on the Second and
Third streets Passenger railway. On obtain
ing sutlicienr evidence of Kayser's guilt to
warrant an arrest, Capt Quirk, Lieut S-ott,
Detective Geyer, and two social ufticers went
to the man's house. They knocked for ad
mission, and were alurmed by screams of
murder from mi upjer room of the house.
When Capt. Quirk burst open the door and
reached the inside, Kayser's wife, with a baby
in ner arms and lilood spurting from a gash
in ner neck, tell into his arms. "Go up
stairs" was all she .could say, and she full
back unconscious. Lieut. Scott and Detex-tive
Geyer sprang up the stairway, and, guided
by a light burning dimly in one of the rooms,
found Kayser writhing on the lied with his
throat cut from ear to ear. The bloody razor
with which the double deed was done was
lying by his side. He lived half an hour, but
could not sjieuk.
Mrs. Kayser was taken to the Episcopal
hospital, and although her wounds ure of a
very dangerous character the surgeons hope
they will be able to save her life. She is still
unconscious, and no story of the second
crime can be obtained from her lips.
It has lieen ascertained that Kavser hud
been paying attention to the murdered girl
under an assumed name, and that he repre
sented himself as a single man, but the reason
for ber murder cannot be explained, as there
are no living witnesses to the crime or to
their last meeting.
The friends of Mrs. Kayser say that he has
been drinking heavily since his discharge,
and he is supposed to have been suffering
from delirium, the result 'of his protracted
debauch. When ha reached his home after
sheotbvg the girl he brandished his pistol
in a threatening manner, and was only
quieted when he was disarmed by a joli-
man who was summoned. It is lielievod now
from whut has been learned that had
his pistol not licon taken from him he would
have murdered the whole family.
That I-atest Indlunapolls Thief.
Ixoianai-olis, Feb. 4. The frauds that
have come to light so far in John E. Sulli
van's case aggregate in amount over $100,000.
Suits are being instituted by guardians and
others against Sullivan's bondsmen. Sulli
van's resignation as county clerk, liearing
date, Jan. SI. was filed in the governor's
office Saturday. iMte Hntunday afternoon
the board of county commissioners elected
John K. Wilson, a well-known attorney, to
fill the vacancy. It is said that Wilson has
agreed to waive all claims to fees in excess of
$.-,00 annually, and to turn the balance of
the income, equivalent to $10,0110, over to
Sullivan's bondsmen to apply on the trust
funds stolen. It is now believed by the po
lice that Sullivan has not been able to get to
Canada, and thoy think he is in hiding in thi
Oenerully Is Explained That Way.
Marysvili.e, Ky., Feb. 4. C. S. Leach, foi
several years city treasurer of this place, ha
not been seen since last Thursday. His mys
terious alisenoe wai explained at a meeting of
the city council Sa surday night, when it was
found that IjeachV accounts showed an ap
parent shortage of 4,'J0O. He has alway
been highly respected by the community.
Jury-Bribing In Detroit.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 4. John Nicholson,
who was arrested some days since charged
with attempted bribery of jurors in the cast
of John Hughes against the Detroit & Mil
waukee railway, nude full confession Satur
day, implicating W. W. Langdon, a prom
inent citizen, who is under arrest pending
further investigatu n of the charge.
An IUInoisan'a feudden Disappearance.
Tacoma.W. T., F "b.4. John R. Thomas ar
rival here Thursday night from Peoria, Ills.
and stopped at the l Central hotel. He left hb
trunk with nil his i hings, saying he intended
to go out and spend the night. He had f 4,-
500 on his person, ind it is thought he wai
mur lered in a gambling place and his body
mads away with.
They Chloroformed the Dog.
Wilkesbarre, P.i., Feb. 4. Masked bur
glars successfully eh oroformed a vicious bull
dog in John Forshm r's jewelry store at Lu
zcriieborough Saturday night and took clocks-
arid jewelry valued at ii'KXI.
TO INVESTIGATE THE GROUND HOG.
Novel Information Wanted by an Indiana
Indianapolis, Feb. 4. A resolution call
iug for an inquiry into the finances of the
state insane hospital was sent to the benevo
lent institutions committee by tbp senate
Saturday. The purjose was to see if Sulli
van had captured at y of the funds. A bill
for a department of geology and natural re
sources was introduced, as was a civil sorvict
bill. In the house the chaplain, Rev. Mr,
Sheridan, prayed for legislation against th
evil of intemperance, and Mendenhall, Re
publican, ottered a tesolution indorsing tht
prayer. The resolution was indefi
nitely postponed. A. resolution was of
fered to apioi!i-, a committee ot
five to ascertain wl ether the ground hog
does or does not run the weather after
"ground hog day" in other words whether
that animal, if, when be emerges from hit
winter quarters he sees his shadow, does
or does not return to his hole ami stay six
weeks. No business was transacted, how
ever. Illinois legislature.
SprinoField, Ills., Feb. 4. The attempt
to hold a session of th-) house Saturday wat
a decided failure, di I of the 1 53 memttert
but forty-six were on hand, and that not be
ing a quorum little business was done; ad
journment was taken to Tuesday. A resolu
tion providing for the printing of 600 copie
ot tue drainage bill and report was agreed to.
The Western Ra lway Agreement.
Chicago, Feb. 4. Notwithstanding that
the directors of the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy road favor the new agreement of tht
railroad presidents, ami that Vice President
Stone voted with the o her roads for its adop
tion. President Perkins has written a letter
stating that he will net sign the agreement
until the Illinois Central and Kansas City,
Fort Scott & Gulf roads have given assurance
that they will also liecone parties to it. Vic
Iresident Harris, of th.i Burlington & North
ern, does not refuse to sign the agreement,
but says he will go t i Boston nd lay the
matter before the board of directors. A;
Nettleton. of the Fort Sentt road, has tele
graphed that he favors the agreement, only
the Illinois Central and the B. & N. are now
in the way.
Oklahoma Kill Likely To lie Vetoed.
Washington City, Feb. 4. John Busy-
head,ex-governor of the Cherokee nation tht
Cherokees being the trile mainly affected bv
the passage of the Oklahoma bill states that
the president has assured him that he wit
veto any bill that conflicts with any treat
stipulations now existii g between the gov
ernment ot the United !r-tats and any Indian
trilie. The agents of the Cherokees maintain
that the present bill is unfavorable to them.
A two-thirds majority could prohah y not be
secured in the house ti r the bill if it were
necessary to pass it over a veto.
Mr. Cleveland Will Practice Ijw.
Washington City, F..b. 4. The following
official statement from the executive mansioi:
reached the United Ires bureau at 9 o'clock
last evening: President Cleveland will retun
to the state of New York to reside on the ex
piration of his term ol office, and will, ot
March 5, resume the practice of his profession
in New York city, bavin; associated himself
as counsel with the law linn of Bangs. Slot
son, Tracy &. MacVeagh.
PniKoned by Eating Canned reaches.
AuhoRA, Ind., Feb. 4 The family of
Jacob Bebinger, consisting of seven iersons.
partook of canned teai-hes at supper on
Thursday night. All w.-re taken critically
ill soon after. Friday ev -ning two children
aged 8 and 10 years died m great agony. The
other members of the fa mlv are still pros
trated. The coroner it investigating the
Destroyed All the County Records.
Fort Smith, Ark., Feb. 4. The new dis
trict court house of S.-ullyville county,
Choctaw nation, with all the county records,
was destroyed by fire Thursday night, sup
posed to be the work of at incendiary.
Found a Treasure In t he Book Line.
London, Feb. 4. Theetrl of Hojietown, in
clearing out his library s few days ago for
the purpose of selling by a iction a part of the
accumulated volumes, discovered a Mazarin
Bible worth 4,000.
Mr. Itlatne Secures a Home.
Washington City, Feb. 4. It is said by
friends of Mr. Blaine that he has secured a
lease on the Se well bouse on Lafayette square,
next ioor to Senator Canu-rou's residence.
MRS. HARRISON'S GOWNS.
Brief Description or Thfoe She Is Flaring
Itullt in New York.
New York, Feb. 4 The gowns which
Gbormley U to make for Mrs. Harrison are
ntiout all decided upon.
The dreHS which will rtrr LnLtir lw nmm .f
the inauguration is of ties rl-white brocade
made with a long train, the front being of
utmost solid gold embroidery. The corsage
Otiens a little at the thrnnt. mid uli.wa a full
ruche of real old point lace. The sleeves
reacn me einow. a wide a.isn or heavy silk
is passed around the waist and knotted
loOW'lr On tlie left. aidA falll io- trt tin. lurftifn
of the skirt, where it ends in broad gold
A magnificent French rec-iptiou drew is of
gray silk, made with demi-lrain and draped
with the liin-Mt marquise lace. A sash of the
same lace is pussed over the corsage up to the
shoulder. TIiih too lu mnrla in ftrw.n nt tti
throat, and has at least a half sieves.
A Greek dinner drees is a creation at once
linillllMBtwl Tl.a ...nt-ovi..! ... tl.
heaviest Nile green moire. The corsage Is
cut squure in ttie neck, but not low, and iln-
istied will, ii f i,-.M.i.iti kirl..,- 'TV... M
- " . rv. UUI . . Ill : .T I l.X . 1 J IX 1 v
of true Oriental design and finished in the
HAniA n-t.tr A-.Aii.irl l... 1.. ...... ....... ..Un
empire waist a heavy cord is ttassed and
1 .....I 1 r, . . r. -
.uui,ix-u cuiuiessiy on irie side, it talis to tne
bottom of the skirt, where it ends in heavv
A beautiful house dress is made of the
lieaviest urmnre cloth in l.lu..L oilL- -...I
... ".u-.m o.im f. 11V. nwi.
The long, straight overgarment, which is of
iue iiiuhi exquisite uesign ami nnish, is heav
ily embroidered in black silk, the outlines of
the pattern being traced in gold. Another
house dress is made with A 11 nin -..l i ti (rsta in
cigar brown, the material bt ing some heavy
Persian fabric in wool. Another costume is
of white, in the most severe Greek style.
The costume falls from the shoulders, plain
io tne euge or tne short ttain. It is fitted
with plaits at the back, and under the arms
is confined at the waist by embroidered pearl
bands. Long Greek sleeves fall from the
shoulder straight to the hem of the skirt,
being open all the way upon one side, under
neath which is a. close-fitting sleeve reaching
to the wrist.
The annual income of tie nnnnlatlnn
oi me united juntdom n estimated
Tic Schedule Sfe
Judge Brewer Decides the Iowa
SUSTAINING. THE STATE OFFICIALS,
He Thinks the Railway Not Kntitled to
Injunctions Against the Commissioners
I'n til the Kates Fixed by Them Are
Proved to lie Not Compensating A
Waiting Policy Advocated to See How
the JSchrme Works.
Des Moines, Feb. 4. Judge Brewer Sat
urday filed an opinion in the celebrated case
of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Rail
way company against the Iowa board of rail
way commissioners, involving the question of
permanently enjoining the commissioners
from enforcing their schedule of maximum
rates. The injunction is dissolved. After
reviewing at some length the complainant's
bill of iiarticulars, and handsomely compli
menting the independence manifested by
Commissioner Dey in refusing to approve the
schedule on the eve of eloctiou and under
threats from the Jobters' association, the
judge launches out upon a discussion of the
merits of the question jnvolved, which are:
1. Has there been an invasion of the injunction
order heretofore issued, and, therefore, a prac
tical contempt of that order? 2. Did the sec
tions of the statute under which the commis
sioners acted give authority to render such
decision and establish a full schedule of rates
for the complainant 3. Is the schedule an
nounced just and reasonable The judge
"The complaint generally of the railroad
companies is that this statute is unnecessarily
severe and stringent Obviously it was the
thought of the legislature to provide for all
contingencies, and to give the fullest power
to the commissioners. Nor do I think thus
construction renders the statute obnoxious to
the charge of class legislation. Power of
classification unquestionably exist; that is
conceded. Power to determine upon com
plaint wbether any charge or series of
charges by a particular railroad company is
reasonable or not can not lie questioned, and
iower to declare that that determination
shall, as to the particular road, le a rule for
the future would seem to follow. All that I
can do is to state conclusions and results with
two or three principal matters controlling the
"While it is true that the application of the
Iowa rates to Iowa business would cause a
deficit, it is evident from the testimony that
if these Iowa rates were of uni ersal appli
cation to the entire business of the com
pany there would not only lie no
deficit, but a considerable sum for dis
tribution as dividends. If that be true can
these rates be declared unreasonable?
Neither necessity of business, real or
seeming in one state, nor the laws of that
state furnish any excuse for reducing the
local tariff tencaUi that which is comjx-nsa-tory.
The real question is not w hat effect
upon the earn ings of complainant a sim i lar per
centage of reduction in all its tariffs would
occasion, but what would le the effect if the
Iowa schedule was applied to all its business?
The answer to t h is quest ic m scerus.f rom the tes
timony, to tiethnt the rates would be compen
satory. I remark aguin that the amount of
purely l.x-ul freight as compared with the
other business of the company is very small,
4 per cent, I lielieve, so that if the entire
earnings from this-part of the business were
swept away the loss of the company would be
limited in amount, Of course this fact does
not authorize injustice or sanction rates
which are unreasonable, but it suggests the
propriety, in view of the consideration here
tofore noticed, of actual experiment as the
most satisfactory test of the reasonableness of
"The officers of the railroad company de
clare that the rates fixed by the commission
will so reduce its income thut it will not suf-fii-e
to iay the running expenses of the road
and the interest on its bonded debt, leaving
nothing for dividenils to its stockholders.
The railway commissioners assert that their
schedule was framed to produce 8 per cent.
income on the value of the road after paving
cost of maintenance and the running ex
penses, v nicu view is thd correct one it is
impossible to decide from the evidence sub
mitted. There is.however.a conclusive way .and
it seems to me it is the only one, by which
this controversy can lie settled, and that is
by experiment. A reduction of railway
charges Ls not always followed by a reduction
of either gross or net income. It can soon be
settled which is right the railway company's
officers or the railwav commission iu their
view of the effect of the commission's tariff of
rate by ail- .u ing the tariff to go into opera
tion. While quoting this language as applicable
hereto, I do not meat to indorse it as of uni
versal application, but only under the cir
cumstances of the present cai. Where the
effect of the rates is doubtful, with a prob
ability that they will prove compensatory,
and the amount of business to le affected
thereby Ls comiiaratively small, I think the
courts may well wait for the test of experi
ence." The judge adds that it is quite probable
that experience will have solved some of the
questions before the case comes to final hear
ing. The same order will lie made in the similar
case of the Chicago, MUwaukee & St. Paul
liailway company vs. the same defendants.
A Wealthy Milwaukeean Dead.
Milwaukee, WLs.. Feb. 4. Guido Poster
one of the wealthiest men of Milwaukee, died
Saturday morning shortly before 5 o'clock
He was Isirn in Wurtemburg, Germany,
Sept 13, lSls, and bad resided in' Milwaukee
since 1 ;T. Mr. POster was one of the prin
ciiial stockholders in the Milwaukee fir North.
ern railroad, and leaves over 1 1 ,500,000.
Will He a GMd Thine for "UJe."
WASHi.viiToy City, Feb. 4. One of the
amendments agreed to in the consideration
of the legislative appropriation bill by the
senate committee Saturday raises the salary
of the private secretary of the president
from .j,''.)0 to fo,000. The committee was
unanimously in favor of this amendment.
Death of a Hallroad Man.
CniCAOO, Feb. 4. Henry S. Christopher,
land and passenger agent of the Missouri Pa
cific railroad, died suddenly in bed at 4
o'clock yesterday msrning at the residence of
Joseph B. Sheiard, 60 Twenty-third street
this city. Heart disease is the snpiosed
cause of death.
An Omaha Newspaper Sold. :
Omaha, Nob.. Feb. 4. The Daily Repub
lican announces in its columns that it has
been sold to Fred Nye, one of its proprietors
at the time of its purchase by 8. P. Rounds.
It will soon appear as a four-page u-cent
A telegram from London says thut Sir
Julian Puuucefote has been appointed British
mmister to the Uuited States.
A SWITCH ENGINE'S AWFUL WORK.
Eight Out of Ten Men Are Either Killed
r Km tally Wounded.
SritiN(riKt.u, Mo., Feb. 4. About 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon a switch engine on the
St. Louis & Suu Francisco railway jumped
the track while running at the rate of fifteen
miles an hour, and instantly killed three men
and injured five others, four of whom are not
expected to live. The dead are: William
Miller, yardman; George Lowrcy, switch
man, and Charles Nunson, brakeman. The
fatally wounded are: C. A. Browning, a
stockman of Sweetwater, Neb., both legs
cut off; Ed McLane, engineer, badly
scalded and both legs broken; Frauk
Crawford, yardmaster, both legs mangled;
John King, switchman, both legs broken and
cut in the bead; John Reynolds, brakeman,
internal injuries. There were ten men on
the engine at the time of the accident, and
only two escaped.
The engine turned completely over and
pinioned and crushed the men. Charles Naa
son, the brakeman, was married, and when
bis wife was informed of the accident aha
went into convulsions and her condition is
THE SAMPAN IMBROGLIO
Coming Cp In a Hhape That Will Mean
Eight or Hack Out for Homebody.
Washington Citv, Feb. 4. The senate by
its action last week did not dispose of the Sa-
moan question. It
will come up in a
new form during this
week, and it is likely
more decided action
will be taken. Sena
tor Frye ud Satur
day that what he ex
pected the senate com-
mittee on foreign re-jagfeja;
relations to do'was to '"Zz vH
port a resolution giv- 7i
ing the president an-
thority to demand w. p. toys.
that the status at the time of the conference
of 1887 be restored. The committee is now
acting undor a resolution of instructions from
the senate, but no special meetiug has been
called and the resolution, if reported, may
not come before the senate liefore Wednesday
There is a very general feeling of relief in
congressional circles over the jieacef ul turn
of affairs in the Samoan islands. Naval
officers as a rule are in favor of a vigorous
foreign policy, and would favor the acquis
ition by the United States, not only of the
Samoan islands, but of coaling and supply
stations on both the coasts of A f riea and in the
West Indies. The tone of all the congres
sional talk is that all we have to do is to
Keak out and Germany will "climb down."
No one seems to think for a moment that
Germany might not crawfish if the eagle
screamed a few times. Secretary Bayaiil Satur
day enipasized the statement that Bismarck
had sent hi smstruvtion to Samoa to the effect
that his representatives there had gone to far
and must withdraw jiart of their programme,
before he (Bismarck) received the last tele
gram sent to our minister at Berlin ; in other
words our representations did not influence
this action of Bismarck be had acted with
out reference thereto.
A I.ie-bellotis ISrltisli Editor.
London, Feb. 4. The Observer, in a vigor
ous article on Samoan affairs, declares that
the suggestions of the American senate to
establish a naval station in Samoa as a chal
lenge to Germany to annex the islands are
mere empty vaMriug. "The Americans
know," the Oliserver says, "that their finan
cial interests in Samoa are insignificant as
compared with those of Germany. They
have no war ships tit to coje with the Ger
man fleet, which could, ami proltably would,
blow the American naval station about the
ears of the American garrison."
THE BUFFALO CONFLAGRATION.
A Loss of About 93,500.000 Eooted I p
Two I.Ives Lost.
BrFFAliO, N. Y., Feb. 4 It seems that two
lives, at least, were lost in the great fire
which swept over a block in this city Satur
day morning. One of them was a sewing
woman, who had a room on the fourth floor
of the Broezel house. Her name was Pollard,
and she attempted to save her clothe.i, when
the fire cut off her es.-ae.
Alsiut noon a number of firemen were at
work in the ruins at the rear of the Arlington
hotel, when the western wall of the rear ex
tension fell without any warning. All of the
men were out of the way of the falling brick
and timbers but Dominick R. Mariou, of en
gine No. 10, and John Mot;st, foreman of
engine No. 0. Moest was struck on the head
with Siime of the brick, receiving a lad scalp
wound and being otherwise injured. Marion
was instantly buried in the ruins, and, if not
killed outright, his life must have lieen soon
crushed out by the immense weight resting
The following estimate is made of the
losses: Root & Keating, fi",ii.0iK), their ten
ants, SiW.OOO; S. S. Jewett & Co., frXm.OOO;
the Broezel house, $lf.i),0O: Sibley & Holm-
wood, (150,000; Fowler & Sous, $SH,G00; S.
F. Eagan, (40,000; Sidney, Shepard & Co.,
.t0,O00; the Arlington hotel, (40.0UO; A. T.
Kerr & Co., (30.000; Strootman building and
tenants, (500,000; losses on Exchange strvet,
fi.VJUO; losses on north side Scmsti street,
(ANI.OllO; other losses. (150,000. This would
make a total of (2.1i,000, hut insurance
men think it will be nearer $ J,.Vi).O00. Many
of the guests of the hotels lt everything
they had in their rooms:.
So far as can be learned the insurances on
the projierty destroyed amount to (liTS.OOO.
divided among about 100 comjianies in all
arts or the L luted States and Canada,
NOT AS BAD AS REPORTED.
Attorney Tone Denies the Alleged At
tempt to Lynch Him.
Jacksonville, Feb. 4. Frank Pope, the
attorney engaged in securing evidence in the
contested election case of the Second con
gressional district, returned from Madison
last night He says that the reports of dan
ger to his life by lynchers has been greatly
exaggerated. A public meeting was held at
Madison usm his arrival, the object of his
visit being erroneouslv supiosed to be the ar
rest of citizens and their prosecution in the
L nited States court There was no outbreak,
however, or any actual prepa rations for
violence. Mr. Pope will return to Madi
son" on Thursday nest and resume his work of
Down on !Seven-Day Papers.
London, Feb. 4. James Gordon Bennett's
enterprise of tin every day edition of The
iieraia in lxniaon bas aroused the wrath of
The Pall Mall Gazette, It savs: "Never un
til the advent of this foreign sheet has any
newspaper in the three kingdoms lieen pub
lished under conditions which rendered it
impossible for its staff, from the editor to tbo
printer's devil to enjoy one day off each
week. We ar now face to face with the at-,
tempt of a capitalist to add more to bis gains
by plundering the English on their day of
Secretary FreltiiKhuytu-n'n Widow Dyinp.
New York, Feb. 4. Mrs. Frederick T.
Frelinghuyson, the widow of the late secre
tary of state, is dying at her home in New
ark, N. J. She has never been thoroughly
well since before her hiisliand's death. She
was ill at the time of his death.
Later. Mrs. Frelinghuyseu died at 4
o'clock this morning.
Ten Persons Drowned.
London, Feb. 4. The British steamer
Lymington was wrecked at Ilfracombe, in
County Devon Saturday. Before a rescue of
those aboard of her was possible, the steamer
rolled ou her side aud sank. Ten iersons
were drowned. Their cries for help could be
heard on shore.
The Wood Seem Full of Them.
Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Eight more arrests
were made Saturday by deputy United States
marshals for violations of the election law.
With one exception, the eight are well-known
citizens, men of considerable means, and
seven possess first-class farms.
The Kegulatlon Parts Duel.
Paris, Feb. 4. Deputies Laguerre and
Lacroix fought a duel with pistols yesterday.
Neither was hurt
The Boy Is Immortal.
Denver., Col., Feb. 4. Walter Ives, a 10-year-old
Iko-, fell from the top of a uine-story
building Saturday. He struck some tele
phone wires and rebounded to a horse's back
in the street Both legs and one shoulder
were broken. Physicians say he will re
cover. Will Boon the Klgbt-Hour Movement.
Chicago, Feb. 4. At the regular meeting
of the Chicago Trades assembly yesterday, a
committee was appointed to make arrange
ments for a mass meeting in tho interest of
the eight-hour movement, to be held on the
evening of Feb. 5S2.
Fourteen Persons Killed In Belgium.
Brussels, Feb. 4. A railway train from
Brussels for Namur was thrown from the
track, while running at a high rate of speed,
near Groenendael, yesterday. Fourteen per
sons were killed and fifty injured.
The Weather We May Kxpect.
Washington Citv, Feb. 4.-The indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yesterday are
as follows: For Indiana and Illinois Rain;
warmer weather; southwesterly winds. For
Michigan and Wisconsin Snow; warmer
weather; variable winds. For Iowa Rain;
colder weather; winds betomiug northwest,
Last Line Written.
Harrison's Inaugural Address
Ready to Deliver.
OUEBEKT TALK OF THE CABINET.
Allloon's Position Bemalni One of Those
Things No One Can Find Out Hh
Kvasive llemark to an Inquisitor John
C. New Believed to Have the Treasury?
Safe Knough He Cioes to New York to
See Warner Miller, They Say.
Indianapolis, Feb. 4. President-elect
Harrison is said to have completed his jn
sugural address, and the last paragraph was
copied on the type-writer by Stenographer
Tibletts late Saturday afternoon. Though
it is still subject to revision, there is little
probability that any material changes will
be made, and it Ls lielieved that the lalior, so
far as his stenographer is concerned,
is finished. There is no truth. so
Cen. Harrison's personal friends say, in the
report that parts of the address have been
submitted to distinguished Republican
visitors and other parts sent east for the pur
pose of asking advice as to the pertinency of
the subject matter anil the advisability of the
atterances. Gen. Harrison, they say, has not
shown the address, or any iart of it, to his
callers, and has discussed the subject matter
only with bis law artner, who bas told a
confidential friend certain siints that it
would contain, but it is impossible to get
John C. New and Attorney General Mich
ener held a two hours' conference with Gen.
Harrison late Saturday afternoon, and there
ls little doubt but New 's apjioiiitnieut as sec
retary of the treasury was the subject of con
versation. Kvidetices of Gen. Harrison's
kindly feeling toward New are coming out
every hour, and politicians lielieve that Sen
ator Allison's declination has given Indiana a
New will leave for New York to-dav, and
there is considerable seculation regarding
tne visit. Me was in consultation with Gen.
Harjison Saturday, and there is little doubt
but his eastern trip is the result of that con
ference, though he says be goes on iersoiml
and private business. It Ls believed that he
will see arner Miller while alwent, and will
deliver to him a very imiiortant message
from lien. Harrison.
New's trip strengthens the lslief that Mil
ler will lie invited into the cabinet, and that
New is going there to tell him of Gen. Harri
The New-York Herald's correspondent here
telegraphs his pa)ter that no letter from Alli
son has lieen received by Gen. Harrison, w ho
still lielieves that Allison will ac -ept.
A telegram from Washington city says that
Allison does not deny the current reports re
garding his refusal of the treasury ortfolio.
A statement was published Saturday morn
ing to the effect that AliLson had sent to Gen.
Harrison Friday a letter of declination.
Senator Allison was asked if the statement
was true. He smiled in his own quiet wav as
ho said: "I did not send any such letter to
Gen. Harrison yesteivL-iy," and then disap
jieared through the doorway of the senate
Telegrams from New York say The Herald
bas selected Senator Kvarts for atternoy gen
eral and John F. Swift, of California, tor
secretary of the interior.
Russell Harris. in arrived earlv Sunday
morning, spent the day with his father, and
left immediately New York, w here he will
join his mother ami sister.
NOT ENOUGH FOR THE PENSIONS.
The Commissioner Asks Cong res to Sup
ply a Peticlency of BS.OOO.OOO.
Washington Citv, Feb. 4. The commis
sioner of pensions has informed the secretary
of the interior that there will lie a deficiency
in the amount necessary for the payment of
pensions for the current fiscal year, over and
alove existing appropriations, of alout
000,1 Hi. He recommends that congress be
asked to appropriate this amount, to prevent
the stoppage of the payment of pensions.
The commissioner states that from July 1.
lvis, to Jan. 31. I., M.B4i pension certifi
cates of various kinds have been issue!, which
is 'J4,4 in excess of thp issue during the cor
responding jieriod of last year. He says that
be knows of no reason why the same ratio ol
increase will not continue during the ensuing
five months of the present fiscal year. The
average value of iiensions upon the rolls is
being increase ! by the granting of applica
tions for increased jmisioua.
Married In a S12.1MMI Costume.
New York, Feb. 4 The wedding of Miss
Cornelia Carnochan Roosevelt and Baron
Clemens Freilnr, of the German army, was
solemnized Saturday at St. Thomas' church.
Fifth avenue and Fifty-third street. Bishoi
PoMer officiated, assist-ii by the Rev. Pr
Brown, the rector of the church. The bride
was given away by her uncle, Mr. Frederick
Roosevelt. She wore a gown of white satin
adorned with point lace. Coutit Arco.
brother of the German ambassador, acted as
best man. The bride's dress is said to have
cnstj$ 12,000. The couple leave for Germany,
which is to be tlieir future place of residence
Beginning of a Great Strike.
PlTTsnURO, Feb. 4. The strike in the coke
regions has l.egun. Three hundred men at
Donnelly and Mayticld, 4(X) at Jimtown, all
the men emploved at Bessemer, Bridgeport.
Bradford, McCIure & Co.'s works, the Alice
mines and ovens of J. M. Schoonmaker. and
Laughlin & Co.'s Tyroue works have come
out on strike. The men employed at Hecla.
Fisherdale. Mammoth. Leith. and ail the
works around Scottdale, have stopried work
and will draw no more coke until the scale is
Two Failure at Chicago.
CHICAGO, Feb. 4. David Wylie, general
storage and warehouseman, of this citv,
failed Saturday, with liabilities estimated at
lu,(Wu and assets considerablv loss.
Frederick French, a dairy farmer near this
city, also assigned. The assets and liabilities
are each said to be about 1 10.000.
Missouri shaken by an Karthquake.
Clarksvii.i.e, Mo., Feb. 4. A very dis
tinct earthquake shock was felt here at 7:45
o'clock Saturday morning. It shook up
tuings generally, nut no damage is re
poried. A disjiatch from Paynesville, sev
eral utiles distant, says that tiie shock was
also lainly felt there.
A S.'OO.OOO Blaze at M. Louis.
ST. Louis, Feb. 4. The big malt bouse at
tached to the Anheuser-Busch brewery burned
down 3-esterday, causing a loss of Ji0,l.j.
The insurance is about fliJ,mli, divided
among forty comiKinies.
Owen Nearly a Million Dollar.
Toronto, Out., Feb. 4 Valancey E. Ful
ler, of Hamilton, has made au assignment.
The liabilities of the estate amount to nearly
$1,00X1,000; assets, estimated, considerably
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ota. uar agent inspects each farm before we
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The finest carriages and buggies io
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
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Cor. Twentieth Stre
-.' Jl 4t uTr-
JOHN VOLE CO.,
Sash., Doors, X3iiiids.
Siding, Flooring, Wainacoating and all kinds of Wool
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenue,
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CARPETS AND WALL PAPER.
New Patterns for Spring 188'.), received daily
L. W. PETERSEN'S, 212 West 2nd St.. Davenport.
PRICES LOWER THAN EVE It.
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., Kock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts.
JVOooil delivered to any part of the city fr-c of charge.
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
ffront;ht. Ct and Lead Pipe. Pipe Fitting and Bras Goods of eTerr ieacripUot
Hubbcr How and Packing of all k inda, Draia Tile and Sewer Pipe.
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Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
ud hr soma of th
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
Third Ave., Roi k Island.
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Yul'iabk
The Aldine is construn. ! ,.n , i, n.
tific principles. Unlike suy t.'i.r ,.riU.
it has a return draft; tbis it -.1.
and perftct combustion, rcn'-tny Mvl.
perfect ventilation, distribution' t
find equnlizition of tt-ni ervnr- 1: -m
floor to ceilitiif. Hums lur.J .r fnfr
coal, and has five times the h,-tiia ca
pacity of any ether crate o,i u- m nUt-t
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giving full information.
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Davenport, I- wa.
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
Gold-Headed C.-uies. Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second .venue
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