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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Friday. Tebbuabt 8. 18R.
Noim of the ministers were et the ball.
They practiced what they preached and
Notwithstanding the opposition, the
ladlei of St. Luke's Hospital guild cleared
8133 from the ball. Good for the ladiea.
Belford, Clarke & Co., the well known
publishers, hare Issued three new novels
which will undoubtedly meet with ready
sale. Tbey are "Eady," a Colorado
story by Patience Stapleton; "Tone San
to," a child of Japan, by . H. House;
and " Twin Love and Law," by Annie
Jenness Miller, editor of "Dress." The
price of each in cloth is $1, and paper
corera, 30 cents. For sale by Crampton
Turn republicans of the senate hare fe
cided to report Mr. Springer's "omnibus
bill" with amendments shutting out New
, Mexico, and providing for the immediate
admission of North and South Dakota,
Montana and Washington. In other
words, I hey want the whole bog. All the
territories referred to are safely republK
can, and they will not allow the democrats
the one chance of carrying New Mexico.
It ia not believed that the democrats of
the bouse will ever agree to any measure
that does not admit New Mexico, so that
there Is no probability of any legislation
on this subect at this session.
Mr. Randall bas accomplished bis
purpose ln;hastenlt)R through the bouse
the appropriation bill in charge of his
committee. The deficiency bill alone re
mains to be disposed of by the house. At
the time a partial distribution of the ap
propriation bills waa made among the
various committees, the argument was
that It would facilitate their passage. As
a matter of fact, Mr. Randall's commit
tee has now accomplished its work, while
the military and naval bills sre yet in the
background, and the rirer and harbor
bill is struggling in the grasp of Mr.
Sowden and bis fellow obstructionists.
It does not appear that a great deal was
accomplished by the charge, except, per
haps, to deprive Mr. Randall's committee
of lis omnipotence.
Secretary Bataro is a patient man,
but be can't stand everything. He allowed
himself to be misrepresented and criticis
ed by the newspapers about this Samoan
affair for a long time, but he bas turned
on the sensation mongers by taking the
public into his confidence, showing just
how small a foundation there really was
upon which to build a great sensation.
He shows that Germany has violated no
treaty with the United States: that no
American property bas been destroyed nor
the rights of any American citizen inter
fered with; that Germany has given the
United States absolutely no cause for war
and that by express agreements with
Germany and England the United States
Is prevented from attempting to main
tain a protectorate over the islands. In
fact, Mr. Bayard's statements make it
plain that be upheld the honor of the
country in this matter, and now he bas
turned it over to congress to decide
whether we shall inaugurate a new policy
in relation to tbls insignificant little
gTOup of islands in the South Paoiflc
ocean. The absurd rumor that Mr. Bay
aid and Secretary Whitney had fallen out
over this question had no foundation
whatever. The administration is har
The simple appearance of a call in the
Argus for a convention of the tariff re
form league in Chicago for this month,
has apparently had the same effect on
Boss Wells that shaking a red flag in.the
face of a bull would have. In his family
, organ this morning be comes out with a
lot of balderdash and rot which must be
nauseating to every sensible man demo
crat or republican. From reading his
communication one would infer that the
confederacy was still in the saddle,
that the result of the last presidential
election was not yet thoroughly settled,
and that the democrats were attempting
to thwart the will of jhepeople and re
tain control of the government.
Mr. Wells is chairman of the Rock Isl
and republican county committee, and
all his political utterances are supposed
to have an official flavor, but the A noes
will not impugn the good sense and fair
ness of the party by presuming that it en
dorses any such crack-brained sentiments.
In fact we have beard the communication
severely criticized and condemned by
many leading men in the party today.
. His words imply that Mr. Wells is a
disciple of the fire-eating senator from
Kansas. He rants and paws the air in
the same fashion, and makes about as
much noise in a small way, creat
ing the impression that he wants
to let the public know that he is still on
' deck. It is generally known that Wells
Is partial to bleeding Kansas and some of
Its ideas, but it was Lardly thought he
would go to such an excess as to make
himself uproariously ludicrous. But that
there is a bidden meaning for Wells' cant
at this time is clearly discernible. He
has a reason for making himself particu
larly prominent, for is he not a candidate
for the Rock Island posloffloeT Most as
suredly. He no doubt thinks that this
"blood and thunder" tirade will make
himself solid with the powers tt be, but
it should have the opposite effect. In
1884 be tried to "stand in" with Blaine,
by telegraphing him at the time of
his nomination that Black Hawk was
olid for bim. Evidently Wells is "ceau
;. Ing an anchor to windward."
Who of us are without trouble be tbey
mall or large T The blessings of health
are best appreciated when we are sich
svnd in pain. A backing cough, a aevork
cold, or any throat or lung disease are
very troublesome; but all of these may be
uickly nd permanently cured by Dr.
Bigelew'a Cure. Safe and pleasant for
ohtldren. Mce BO cents.
Over a thousand women and girls are
employed in making barbed wire In the
. . W I 111.
Sewall and Samoa,
Consul General Gets
WHICH ENDS HIS OFFICIAL LITE
Under the Preaent Administration -A Lack
of Harmony the Trouble The Hx -Consul
Make m Serere Criticism of Secre
tary Bayard's Course Mo Legislation
for the Territories Likely Public Printer
Benedict Sued Relief for Technical
Washington Citt, Feb. 8. Something of
a sensation was caused in official and political
circles yesterday by the announcement that
the president had called upon Consul Sewall
who was prepar
ing to return to his
place at Apia, Sa
moan islands for
his resignation, the
reason given being
that Sewall waa not
in accord with the
declined text even
ing to discuss the
subject of thenoti-
ncaraon to consul BAROI.D II SK.WAI,L.
General Sewall that hia resignation was de
sired. There is no doubt, however, that this
actitta on the part of the secretary grows out
of dissatisfaction on account of Mr. Sewall's
utterances during his examination about Sa
moan affairs before the congrewional com
Mr. Sewall, when seen last night by a rep
resentative of the United Press, said: "1 am
thoroughly sincere when I say that I am glad
of to-day's developments. , My formal resig
nation will be sent to the state department
to-night, and I will know that I have been
freed from a humiliating position. I have no
grievance. I simply deplore that I was forced
to deceive the people who trusted my govern
"I am asked to resign because the infamous
secret is out, and that secret is that while the
conference of July, 18S7, was boins held in
Washington City to arrange the Samoan
question, Germany was permitted without
protest from the United States to send her
iron-clads into the harbor of Apia and place
our government in a position that any fourth
rate European power would have resented at
the hazard of its existence.
"I was forced to see the Samonas suffer, as
they are suffering now, from following my
advice given under the Instructions of Secre
tary Bayard. Whatever was known at the
state department yesterday was known ten
days ago, and yet 1 was permitted to make
my arrangements to start on my return
Journey to the islands, to be detained within
a few hours of my contemplated departure.
"I await with some little impatience the re
moval of the injunction of seem y from niy
testimony before the senate committee. My
testimony will show that every step of Ger
man aggression in Samoa was reported to
the state department, and ample warning
given of these steps."
The pith of Sewall's testimony before the
committee, which is referred to above, is as
follows: That Secretary Bayard, before
Sewall left for Apia, assured him that the
United States would not acquiesce in Ger
man control of the island, and instructed
him to deny a report to that effect in any
way be chose; that after his arrival at Apia
Sewall received a dispatch from Bayard in
structing bim to advise the natives
not to resort to force in oppos
ing the Germans, as the treaty powers
were In conference on the Samoan subject
and the natives would be protected in their
rights. Sewall complains that he gave the
natives assurances of the support of the
United States, and then was not permitted to
make the a-surances good when the Germans
began their arbitrary proceedings.
. A TRIBUTE TO CAPT. BASSETT.
The Senate Increases the Salary of Its
WasHlNOTON CITT, Feb. 8. The senate
agreed to the conference report on the Nica
ragua canal bill yesterday and itgoea to the
president now. The
credentials of McPher
son, senator from New
Jersey, were filed.
The bill to permit the u
ML Carmel Develop- Pfy
water from the
"Wabash river and its
was passed. Blair re- senator v'pherson.
ported favorably a joint resolution proposing
a constitutional amendment establishing
woman suffrage in all the states. A number
of bills of no general importance were passed,
and then the legislative bill was resumed, the
amendment giving an additional clerk to the
civil service commission being agrved to: tbe
board of pension appeals was increased from
three members to six, and Capt. Bassets'
salary (he has been assistant doorkeeper of
the senate for fifty -eight jearst was increased
by $500. Then the bill went over and the
Gorman made the motion to increase Capt.
Basse tt s salary, the
ing for an increase
of $300 per year, "so
long as the position
is held by the pres
ent occupant, who
had been in the
service of the senate
I, Hoar suggested that
the name of Mr.
Bassett be men
tioned in the amend
ment "so as to em-
CAPT. BASSZTT. balm the name of
that excellent and honored public servant in
too annals of the senate." The amendment
was modified accordingly, and was agreed to.
The house passed the bill reserving all pub
llo lands now subject to private entry for dis
posal under the homestead law, and also the
bill increasing the pension of Gen. Emery's
widow to f 50 per month. In committee of
the whole the army appropriation was con
sidered and Randall mads a point of order
against the $500,000 provided for submarine
torpedoes, pending the decision of which
the house adjourned.
International Maritime Conference.
"Washington Citt, Feb. 8. The secretary
of state has received confirmation by mall of
the formal acceptance by Great Britain of
this country's invitation to participate in the
International maritime conference, to be held
at Washington City next autumn. The fol
lowing countries have signified their intention
to be represented at the conf arenas: Brazil,
Chill, Denmark, France, Germany, Great
Britain, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, The Nether
lands, Spain, Sweden. and Norway, and Uru
guay. TECHNICAL DESERTERS RELIEVED
Bj m DUI Agreed to bjr the Senate Synop
sis of Its Provisions.
Washington Citt, Feb. 8, The senate
yesterday passed, as reported from the com
mittee on military affairs, a substitute for the
general bill recently passed by the house re
moving: the charge of desertion in certain
cases. The substitute provides that the
charge of desertion shall be removed from
the record of any volunteer soldier of the late
war who failed, by absence from his com
mand, to be mustered out and to receive an
honorable discharge, being entitled thereto in
equity, or who was prevented completing his
term or enlistment br wounds or dlsnate
The substitute also provides for theremovl
of the charge of desertion from the record of
any volunteer or regular soldier in
where, after the charge was made, the soldier
returned voluntarily to Jiis command and
served out his term, or where he was absent
on account of wounds, or died from those
The charge of desertion is to be removed
!rom the records of those who enlisted in the '
aavy or marine i-orps without obtaining dis-
charges from tht army, where the re-enlist-!
inent was not f r the purpose of securing
oounty, provided that the absence from serv
ice did not exeeei I four months, and that the
soldier served faithfully after- re-enlistment.
Any soldier wao, after desertion, wasre
ntored to duty by a competent commander, is
not to be deemed to rest under any disability
in the prosecution of any claim for pension.
The charge of desertion is to be removed
from the records of soldiers who served in
the Mexican war, where the soldier served
out the time of his enlistment, or . for six
months or more, rind until July 4, 1818, and
left his com man 1 without receiving a dis
charge; and where the soldier after the
charge was en tend, voluntarily returned and
served out bis tin e.
The provisions of the act are not to be con
strued so as to relieve any soldier who left
his command frot a disaffection or disloyalty,
to evade hardship or in the presence of the
enemy (not being sick or wounded), or while
under arrest or ui ider charges ; or in the case
of a soldier of the Mexican war who did not
actually reach tot seat of war.
All applications for relief under this act
are to be filed wr bin three years after July
1, 1889. The Semite has asked an immediate
conference on the bilL
To Amend the Civil Service Law.
Washington City, Feb. 8. Daniel intro
duced in the senate yesterday a bill providing
that any American citizen over 21 years of
age, who shall have passed the civil service
examination and have been found qualified,
shall be furnished by the civil service com
mission with a cartiflcAte of thn fur. n1
shall thereupon be eligible to appointment to
any omce or posit, on to wnicn said examina
tion anolies witho it further forms! itv if the
quota of his state territory is not already
Salt Against ti e Government Printer.
Washington City, Feb. 8. Robert G.
Lowry, a discharged soldier, and by trade a
book-binder, bas brought suit aeainst Thomas
E. Benedict, government printer, for $10,000
uamages. ixiwry claims mat Benedict stated
before a house w nmiti-Aa that: ha inA Aia.
charged the plaint ft" because he loaned money
iu M.ufi Knwiia ei lpiuyea in iue omce at tne
unlawful and ATnrhitant. rata tt JntAraot in
per cent per month, welllcnowingat the time
1. . V. ...... L M 1
iiuii ftuvu zttmeiuou i was lauie.
The Two Houses Radically Disagree.
Washington City, Feb. 8. Springer,
chairman of the h mse conferrees on the ter
ritorial admission bill, stated yesterday to a
representative of the United Press that the
difference between the house and senate
seemed radical, and he was fearful that nc
agreement or com iromise could be reached.
The differences be ween the two houses art
on the question of submitting the question ol
division to the people of Dakota and on the
admission of New Mexico.
A Very Righteous Conclusion.
Washington Cjrr, Feb. 8. The joint con
gressional committi charged with the inves
tigation into the construction of the aqueduct
tunnel has, it is said, practically come to the
conclusion that the best plan will be to have
the tunnel repaired at the expense of the de
linquent contractor!. The cost of this work
will, it is believed, tonount to nearly $500,000.
That Florida Electoral Tote.
Washington Citt, Feb. a The sec
retary of the trensury sent to the house
yesterday for the oc nsideration of congress a
letter from the secretary of state, submit
ting an estimate 'or an appropriation of
$211.75 to pay the expenses of the special
messenger sent to Florida for the electoral
vote of that state.
State Dinner t. the Supreme Court.
Washington City, Feb. 8. The state din
ner to the supreme court toook place last
evening at the execi tive mansion. The presi
dent escorted Mrs. Fuller, wife of the chief
justice, and the chiif justice escorted Mrs.
Proposed Gift to Mrs. Sheridan.
Washington Citt, Feb. 8. The senate
committe on railitai-y affairs has ordered a
favorable report on he proposed amendment
to the sundry civil I ppropriation bill to pay
the widow of the laie Gen. Sheridan $50,000.
A Cast-Steel Giin Stands the Test.
Annapolis, Md., Feb. a The second test
of steel-cast guns tcok place near the naval
academy yesterday, and, unlike that in the
early part of Decemi er, the gun successfully
stood the test Ten statutory rounds of 43$
pounds each were flrxl, and the gun was not
injured in the least It was cast by the Stan
dard Steel and Casting company, of Thurlow,
Pa, and is made of open-hearth steel, and is
of 0-inch bore. The gun which burst in De
cember, and which w as cast at Pittsburg, Pa,
was niade of Baasenw steel
Terr Amiable of Connecticut.
Hartford, Conn , Feb. 8. Governor
Bulkeley has by geiM-ral orders accorded all
regular military orgs nizations of other states
permission to enter and pass through Con
necticut, en route to and from the inaugura
tion at Washington t.nd the coming centen
nial celebration in Ne w York. This makes it
unnecessary for each organization to make
direct request for pernission.
Two Mnrderers Let Off Cheaply.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 8. George Dillon,
who murdered his mi .tress, Lottie Lyons, on
Jan. 1, pleaded guilt; in the second degree,
and was sentenced at 51:30 yesterday afternoon
to Dnnnemora prison for Ufa Henry Land
mann, who killed bis ion, was found guilty of
murder in the second degree.
Governor Lm'i f secretary Suicides.
Richmond, Va, Fab. & Governor Lee's
private secretary, Capt James E. Waller,
was found dead in his office yesterday morn
ing, having committa d suicide by shooting
himself in the head. No cause was assigned.
ne was si years of aga.
THE WEST VIRGINIA ROW.
Arbitrary Democratic Proceedings and a
Prompt Hmf ubllcan Bolt.
Charleston, W. V.., Feb. a Yesterday
afternoon in the Jint assembly a Republican
protest against the Democratic action in re
fusing to announce t le vote for governor
was voted down by tie Democrats, who re
fused to allow it to t ppear on the journal,
when the Republicans immediately arose and
left the hall, leaving the Democrats without
However, the Democrats proceeded to open
the vote end publish it for other state oSloas.
No returns for attorney general were found
from Webster county and an inaccuracy was
found in the vote from Wood county, no re
turn having been ma le of the vote for the
Republican candidate l or auditor.
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 8. The senate
laid the anti-Pinkerton bill on the table yes
terday, and then def ea ed a proposal to ap
point a superintends! t ol ventilation. A
DroDOsal for a senate mail-carrier waa aluo,
rejected. Bills were introduced to control
foreign fire Insurance companies and provid-
i .1..- . - mi.u i .
tug uuu in prusecuuouti xor mien, intercourse
in ranA t.lijh furn aa iom fv livir It.eliall nnf Iia Mn.
easary to prove her previous good character.
ca , i 1 1 . . . . , i
wnu oiiw were reie Tea ana aavancea, a
notice to rworinuiftne hit mntinn in tho nti,
Plnkarton bill was givn and the senate ad
journed. A caucus o' house Republicans
yesterday morning decided to postpone the
adjournment resolution until April 10. In
iue uouse ouis were lr troduced to establish
the validity of slave marriages; amending
the election laws nml mt titviintw MHti tniu
and villages to fix and regulate the charges
ior uuepuone ana gas twice. A bill to re
duce the salaries of ofHr Uli nf Jnlio mnltm.
tiary was also in trod m ed, and one requiring
wuuuee w oury tne d( ay oi every soiaier,
sailor or marine who shall die without means.
The stock yards regulation bill was hotly dis
cussed, its friends fightl ag attempts to send it
to a committee. It was finally got to second
reading and then amen Intents began pouring
in on it The matter wi is ponding at adjourn
ment ' "
The buildings of Pa -is are of so mono to
nous a character that the style of the re
naiatanoe has recent!" been adopted for
some new bouses, an2 it ia hoped the ex
ample will be follows i. ---.
TBTTVKTV ATUTTJB" FRIDAY.OFEBXWAIIY
As Evidence in the Parnell
A DEBATE BETWEEN THE COUNSEL
And the Court's Decision of a Point as to
Admissibility Le Caron Gives a Key to
- the Symbols or the " V. B "The Pall
Stall Oasette Editor Beared An Address
Issued to the Irish Societies in America
Call for a Convention.
Lon-dos, Feb. 8. At the session of The
fimes-Parnell commission yesterday, Sir
Charles Russell asked if the evidence Le
Caron was giving was evidence against the
Attorney General Webster held that the
organizations referred to were all one and
that the evidence was admissable. Sir Henry
James also held that the witness' alleged con
versation with Parnell made bis evidence ad
missible. Parnell had requested the witness
to do certain things when he arrived in
Anforica, and it had been proved that the re
quest had been carried out. Therefore the
first step was to demonstrate the nature of
the society with which it was alleged Parnell
desired an alliance. What was about to be
proved was the acts of the association with
which Parnell desired to come into lino. Hav
ing put Parnell's view before the court, and
supposing that they showed that money
was procured for dynamite, and
proved that a dynamiter received
sympathy from this body by being
recompensed, that would be one act which, if
brought home to the knowledge of individ
uals, would admit of no question being raised.
They would prove these facta. The notorious
character of the body with which an alliance
was sought was shown by its acta, and the
one they desired to prove at present was rel
evant and pertinent
Sir Charles Russell said that the attorney
general s tneory made rarnell and bis asso-
cates affected by the actions of the "U. B."
or "B. C." revolutionary societies referred
to by Le Caron to the end of time.
Mr. Reid said that the attorney general, be-
rore proving proceeding's in America asrainst
the ParneUites, should produce more definite
evidence of the arrangement and conduct of
the conspiracy. 14 was not enough to show
conversations innocent in themselves without
proving guilty knowledge of such object as
The court decided to admit the evidence on
the ground that the "U, B.," the Clan-Xa-Gael,
and the UL R. B." were practically the
same Doay, membership being interchangea
ble. It bad been proved that certain persons,
including Egan, Brennan, and Sheridan
among the persons charged, were members of
the LR.B. Evidence of what was done at
the convention would be evidence against
them. Other persons, especially the members
of parliament whom Sir John Russell repre
sented, stood in a different position, and the
court would abstain from saying anything re
garding the applicability of this evidence
against them, but the evidence was admis
sable. Le Caron made for the judges of the com
mission a key of the symbols usfd by the U.
S." He identified various circulars issued by
the Irish-American league in 1SS4-5-6 urging
subscriptions, etc. One circular, issued in
March, lSt5, referred to the "emasculated
home-rule scheme," and urged the camps to
remit money for the purchase of "delusion"
(cipher for dynamite).
Sir Charles Russell, of the Parnellite coun
sel, cross-examined the witness. Le Caron
said that he went to America in 1861 and en
listed in the Federal army. In 1S65 he joined
the Fenians. He wrote about the Irish con
spiracy to his father, who told a member of
parliament who hi turn informed the home
office. Until 187S hia communications to the
English government, of which there waa an
immense number, were made through bis
father. After that date he sent to the gov
ernment direct During hia cross-examination
Le Caron said: "I consider myself a mil
Lord Salisbury Wednesday telegraphed to
Sheffield to Howard Vincent, Conservative
member of parliament from that city, re
garding a meeting held there to discuss
O'Brien's treatment, which indorsed the gov
ernment The premier . said he was much
gratified at this expression of loyalty. He
stated that the government had received from
many loyal thousands the testimony of their
approval of the policy pursued in Ireland. "I
believe," he said, "that a continuance of the
administration of law in Ireland will con
vince the discontented that they will not be
allowed to cloak outrage and the desire for
private plunder under the pretense of a desire
for a constitutional change."
The Pall Mall Gazette declares that Le
Caron's evidence before the ParneU commis
sion proves that a revolutionary movement is
organizing in Ireland and the moment Par
nell gives up the task he has set for himself
it will be prosecuted with new vigor. The
Gazette says that constitutional means will
never save Ireland to England.
IRISH CONVENTION CALLED.
All Societies Connected with the National
Cause to Meet at Philadelphia.
CixccrxATi, Feb. 8. The executive com
mittee of the Irish National league has issued
an address "to the friends of Ireland" is
which, after reciting the recent "wrongs of
that unhappy island and referring to the ar
rests in Ireland under the crimes act declar
ing that the "Tory government of England
has thrown aside even the forms of decency,
under which it has heretofore, at times,
veiled its malignity and now stands for the
remorseless execution of naked, unblushing
despotism," and that "we regard with indif
ference if not contempt, the daily perjuries in
the commission court and declare in advance
that a tribunal so oonstitnted and packed,
can not render any judgment which will in
the least deter us from supporting our breth
ren," announces that the following plan has
been decided upon in preparing remedies for
"We have decided to call a national con
vention in Philadelphia, the date of which
you will soon learn. To this convention every
organization, however closely or remotely
connected with the Irish national cause in
the past, will be invited to send representa
tives. This, the last national convention of
the 'Exiled Gael,' should be the greatest in
numbers, the most emphatic and effective in
its proposed line of action, and should be the
fitting close to the last ten years of heroic
sacrifioes) which the lovers of libery and
justicein America have so grandly? made.
"That the proper act may accompany the
words of hope and enoouragement which Ire
land needs in this her trying hour, we hereby
authorize the treasurer of the Irish National
League of America, Rev. Charles O'Reilly,
D.D., to send immediately to Mr. Parnell the
sum of t.0,UUU."
President Fitzgerald's name is signed to the
GROWS WORSE AND WORSE.
The Latest Story of Prince Rudolf's Death
the Most gaocklsf.
Vienna, Feb. 8. The following is pub
lished as the authentic details regarding the
tragic death of Crown Prince Rudolf: Arch
duke Rudolf had paid court to the beautiful
Baroness Marie Vetaera for four months, and
it is stated that Countess Wallersee Larisch, a
niece of Empress Elizabeth, encouraged the
liaiaon. Baroness Marie had a romantic and
nervous temperament, and was devoted to
Rudolf. The pair started in a closed car
riage, drawn by two horses, on Jan. 28 for
Meyerling. They spent the next day together,
and on the morning of the 30tb both were
found dead in the prince's bed. Marie was
shot through the forehead, and Rudolf as al
ready described. It ia evident that the guilty
couple resolved to die together. The coverlet
of tne bed was strewn with flowers. The
body of the baroness was taken secretly from
the chateau to the gamekeeper's cottage and
removed from thence for burial The Vet
sera family left Vienna on Saturday for
Venice, where they will probably hereafter
Down h Stone
Went the Ill-Fated Glencoe with
SOT ONE SAVED IE0M DROWNING.
Identity or the Ship in Collision with the
Largo Bay The Surviving- Teasel ena
ble to Render Assistance A Hotel Fire
in Florida Tarns the Guests Oat Into
the Cold Several Women Injured and
Blany Nearly Naked.
LoKDOW, Feb. 8. It has been ascertained
that the vessel that the captain of the Largo
Bay reported having sunk in a collision off
Beachyhead Monday night waa the Glencoe,
of the Glen line. She had on board a crew
of fifty-two men, twenty-three of whom were
Chinese. The foremast of the Largo Bay
was broken by the force of the collision, and
as it fell crushed the deck-house. A fearful
storm accompanied by snow was raging at
tbe time, and it was Impossible for the look
outs to Seethe lights of -the Glencoe. The
latter forged ahead in order to cross
the bows of the Largo Bay, but failed to do
this and ran at full speed into the bark, cut
tine away ten feet of her bow. The water
tight compartments were all that kept the
bark from sinking. The crew of the latter
were dazed by the shock of the collision.
They lost sight of the steamer directly, but
saw the crew struggling in the water. It
was impossible to render any assistance as all
the Largo Bay's boats were smashed. The
sails of the bark were torn to shreds by the
wind, and a boy was carried overboard.
The bark weathered tbe storm until rescued
and to we into Cowes.
A HOTEL ON FIRE.
The Outwits Have a,CloHeCall and Several
Women Are Scorched.
Sutherland, Fla., Feb. 8. The new Hotel
Sutherland here was destroyed by fire early
Wednesday morning, the guests and the help
narrowly escaping with their lives in their
night clothes. A large excursion party from
Omaha were the only guests, and all of them
lost their clothing, jewelry, purses, and cash,
valued at many thousand dollars, and all the
hotel help lost their wearing apparel. Noth
ing was saved. Several of the ladies were
severely burned, but it is thought that no
lives were lost. AU camped out during the
remainder of the night in huts built of
boards and bushes. The hotel was valued at
George Deitz, one of the Omaha excursion
ists, says that the scene was a thrilling one.
The help consisted of twenty persons, mostly
girls. Shrieks filled the air, as the frightened
women tried to get out of their rooms and
found the hall was filled with sraok and
flame. The men organized and began rescu
ing the imperilled ladies. Ropes of sheets
were made, and nearly all the women were
lowered from windows in this manner.
Several, in their fright, jumped and sustained
bad cute and bruises. Xearly all were in their
nighj clothes, and some with hardly a rag to
their backs, as the fire had burned off their
light cotton dresses as they were being con
ducted through the hallways on the first ap
pearance of the Are. Several women would
have lost their lives but for the bravery of
colored men, who made three daring rescues.
Two women who were lowered from the front
windows (second story) were terribly burned
before they reached the ground.
After all had been rescued improvised huts
for shelter for the women were made and
their wants attended to as well as possible.
Tbe men had no shelter and passed tbe cold
night in dreary discomfort. The Omaha
party was composed of C. B. Taylor and wife,
Dr. CotTman and wife, J. P. Deits, Mrs.
Smith and daughter, and ten others, all
prominent people of that city. They lost
their wearing apparel, trunks, and thousands
of dollars worth of jewelry, diamonds, etc.
Not one of the entire party saved a dress.
Mr. Deitz came here yesterday to secure
clothing for the party. In fifteen minutes
after the first alarm the hotel wag one mass
of flames, and in forty -five minutes the walls
fell in. It is a miracle that any escaped, as
the panic was so great.
THE MINERS AND OPERATORS.
They Failed to ArrM on Wages audge
I.DIjl.napolis, Feb. 8. The report Wednes
day night that the miners and operators in
convention here had agreed upou a scale seems
to have been erroneous. The convention ad
journed yesterday afternoon until the second
Tuesday in March, to meet at Columbus. O.
The meeting resulted in no satisfactory con
clusion, the scale committee failing to agree.
trior to separating the Ohio and
Pennsylvania miners and - operators
met and passed resolutions condemning the
discrimination of tbe Northwestern railway
in favor of certain I linois operators, and the
decision of J udge Cooley sustaining tbe dis
crimination, and recommending that all the
operators m this district proceed against tbe
Illinois coal fields as a common enemy.
From another source the statement comes
that a scale was adopted Wednesday night as
follows: Hocking Valley, 60 cents; Pittsburg,
69 cents; Reynoldsville, 65 cents; Indiana
block, 80 cents; Indiana bituminous, 65 cent.
Fire In St. Mary's Institute.
Tkbrk Hactk, Ind,, Feb. 8. A most dis
astrous conflagration was narrowly averted
at St Mary's institute, six miles west of this
city, yesterday morning. The institute is
probably tbe largest and best-known Catholic
institution for girls in the west The fire was
discovered about 9 o'clock in the kitchen and
the flames spread to the old chapel The
sisters telephoned for fire engines to this city
and a reel and engine were driven out, mak
ing the trip in three-quarters of an hour, and
prevented the flames from destroying all tbe
property. As it was the damage amounts to
Burned Oat Uis Business Center.
STiiLvn-LK, Mo., Feb. K A disastrous
fire broke out in Bancom's harness shop in
Steel villa at 9 o'clock yesterday morning
which spread with frightful rapidity, burn
ing a large part of the business center of tbe
town. Ten buildings wars entirely destroyed,
including tbe opera bouse and the county
treasury building. The loss is heavy with
little or no insurance.
Tea Thousand Dollar Parse Offered.
St. Louis, Feb. 8. Tbe St Louis Trotting
association has decided to offer a $10,000
guarantee purse for 8:30 class trotters for tbe
fall meeting. This is the largest purse ever
offered in the west
Indianapolis, Feb. 8. The senate yester
day defeated the bill to prevent married
women from pledging their proper
ty as indorsers or sureties. A, bill
was introduced to prohibit any one
bequeathing more than one-fourth of his
or her estate for the public benefit The elec
tion bill was then discussed without final ac
tion. The pi- incipal business in tbe house was
tbe two reports, majority and minority, on
the Payton-John contest The Democratic
report claimed to nave proof of the purchase;
of enough votes to wipe out John's majority,
and also of the intimidation of negroes in the
county who would have voted Democratic.
The Republican report denied all this in toto.
The end of the debate was reached at 4 p m.,
and then John was unseated SO to 47 five
Democrats voting with the Republicans.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 8. The assembly
yesterday refused to unseat Gray, Democrat,
from Green Bay, on the contest of Elmore,
Republican. The committee held that the
charges of bribery and all unrighteous
ness were not sustained. Bill were
introduced to reduce street ' car fare in
cities of 60,000 population to 8 cents, and to
require insurance companies to pay policies
the premium on which has not been paid,
because the company bas not notified the
holders thereof that the premium was due.
The G. A. R. asked the senate for an ap
propriation of $400,000 for a soldiers' memo
rial haU to be used as a state historical society
building also. ,, ; :
Flora Bowman, a colored woman of Balti
more, Md., died Thursday, aged 114 years
and 10 months.
Mrs. Emma Altbouse, of Attica, N. V.,
has just awakened from a sleep which has
lasted thirty-five days.
Fire in the Northern Ohio blanket mills at
Cleveland Thursday morning caused damage
to the extent of 1100,000.
It is feared that riots by unemployed work
men are imminent in Italy. The Socialist
propaganda is very active.
Caleb M. Talcott, a dry-goods merchant
of Hartford, Conn., has assigned. His liabili
ties are said to foot up $200,000.
Count William Bismarck, a son of the Ger
man chancellor, has been appointed presi
dent of the province of Hanover.
The Armour dressed beef syndicate has
opened five retail shops at 8t Louis, and the
local butchers are tearing their hair.
The president and Mrs. Cleveland's trip to
New York-recently was made to huut t house
to live hi after March 4. No select: ix was
A. L. Hopkins, who for years has been Jay
Gould's right-hand man, has severed his busi
ness relations with the railway king, because
his salary was reduced.
Secretary Bayard has asked Harold M.
Sewall, consul general to the Samoan islands,
to resign, on the ground that "his views are
not in harmony with those of the administra
tion." The London Standard's Berlin dispatch
says it is understood that England consents
to renew the Samoan triple conference. The
meetings are not expected to begin for some
time yet 1
Senator Chandler wants $.,000,000 appro
priated to begin the construction of two
harbor rams of steel and fifteen gunboats or
cruisers of not more than 1,700 tons displace
A famine and epidemic of typhus fever
prevail in Doboka, Hungary.' Ten persons
have died, and the distress is spreading. Tbe
calamity is attributed to the failure of the
A New York girl has sued a young man
for breach of promise. The young man has
a twin brother, whom he produced in court,
and now tbe deserted one doesn't know which
is the deserter.
The comptroller of the currencv has author
ised the Merchants' and Farmers' National
bank, of Weathersford, Tex., capital, $100,-
000, and the Bellingham Bay National hank,
of Sehome, W. T., capital $G0,0fi0, to com
The Iowa supreme court has dee ded that
liquor can not be taken into that state in
original packages and sold. The case was
that of Collins vs. Hill and it was appealed
irom iue superior eourt of Keokuk. The su
preme court decision is against the liquor
seller on every point.
Death of an Intrepid Woman.
Bevsrly, Mass., Feb. 8. Information
reached here yesterday of the death of Mrs.
Marion F. Montgomery, widow of
Gen. Bacon Montcomerv nf T.
eeph. Mo., and daughter of the late
vxworge a. fiomans, or Beverly. Mrs.
Montgomery distinguished herself during the
war by conveying dispatches to Gen. Lyons.
She was once suse-ted and searched by the
Confederates, but the dispatches, which were
concealed between the sole of her foot and
her stockin,oscaped detection, and she after
ward delivered them in person to Gen.
The ltally Kvent In Indiana.
Indianapolis. Feb. 8. Five more arrest
were maJe yesterday for violations of the
election law, the most important one lieing
that of Dick Deruiter, of this city, who holds
the office of street commissioner. The dis
trict attorney has receive.! a number of prop
ositions from self-confessed violators of the
law to divulge all they know in exchange for
immunity from prosecution.
IMorkmann Kobhed His Mother-in-Law.
St. Lons, Mo., Feb. 8. Henry Dieck
mann, a prominent member of the merchants'
exchange, is said to have fled to Canada, leav
ing a snonage or f.,umi. liis sudden flight
was brought about by the instituting of a suit
for $30,000 acainst him bv his moih.-r in.ltiw
Mrs. Wilhelmiua Meyer, who will lose the
DUiK 01 tne f ou.uou Uieckmann is short
Trial of Mf-Clure's Murderer.
Wilksbabrk, Pa., Feb. 8. The trial of
Mike Rizzello for the murder of Paymaster
McClure, was begun yesterday. There was
such a disorderly crowd around the court
bouse that the entire police force had to be
used in nreservine order. A iurv w nK.
tained after four hours' work, and the court
aujournea ior the day.
The Weather We May Kxpect.
Wasrinoton Citv, Feb. 8. The indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yesterday are
as follows: For Michigan and Wisconsin
bnow, followed by fair weather in Wisconsin;
warmer weather, followed by colder; winds
Deconung northwesterly. For Illinois and In
diana Snow; colder weather, winds becoming
nonnwesteny. tor Iowa Fair, except In
eastern portion incut nun; colder weather;
north w tastvi I winds.
The Moore-Norton Scandal.
St. Louis, Feb. 8. Interest in the Moore-
Norton scandal was revived yesterday by the
filing of a suit by John W. Norton, manager
of the Grand opera house, for divorce from
his wife Emma Stockton Norton, on the
Grounds of adulterv and abandonment Mr
Norton eloped with Moore, managing editor
of The St Louis Post-Dispatch, about a year
ago, and Is said to be living with him in New
The Way They Got Around It
London, Feb. 8. The Daily News' Rome
dispatch states that a conclave of cardinals
decided that Prince Rudolf must have been
insane when be agreed to a duel, and was
therefore entitled to religious rites at his
Cbicaoo. Feb. T.
Follom-in rrw th AnAi.f(.n An K
board of trade to-day: Wheat-No. t May,
openeu closed l.Ul4: July, opened
Hc closed HHo. Corn-No. 8 March,
opened 35c, closed 8c; April, opened asSio,
closed :Hc; May, opened 3ft4c closed 35j-J$c
Oat No. a Mar. opened STfcc, closed tt'tic
Pork March, opened , closed $11 JS:
May, oneaed $U.4 closed $ll.47H. Wd
Marob, opened $6.85, closed $d.82H.
The Union stock yards reports the following
prices: Hors Market opened rather alow
and weak, with prices lft&15c lower than yes
terday mornlnir's Aiunw lih ,a m .
.; rough packing, $4.45.4 &; mixed lots.
sijuiitf.iui ueavy piu-King ana shipping lots,
$4.U&-n). Cattle-Market steady for good;
best beeves. $4-5U2M.Kk medium to good, $4.9U
&4.Z5: common, ll.V&3.tA; cows, (I.SUgaOU;
stackers and feeders, S2.0U&U.45. Sheep
Steady; native muttons, S.5Wa,50U; corn-fed
westerns, $4.4.S6; lambs, &.UU&S.50.
Produce: Butter Fancy lgin creamery,
5(327 per lb.; fancy dairy, l17c; packing
stock, lU&lUHc. fcgKS -Strictly fresh laid. 1&
UMc; Ice-house stock 10c Dressed
poultry Chickens, 7dSHc per pound; turkeys,
UKr.llr- rfllrll Krfr.lln mmu SK kv7 no ......
dos. Potatoes Choice Burbanks, &0iJSa per
bu.; Beauty of Hebron, 30&j2o; Early Rose, Sue.;
sweet potatoes. $l.?52.uu par bbl. Apples
Choice greenings. fl.aOai.Wi per bbl. Cran-
Hornes au.w per odl,
Nw Yore, Feb. T.
S An fiK&W N.". 2 rH -Int.. v.k ou.
do April, VlMa; do May,6Vjc; do June, SofcrS.
vru ateauy; ao. z mixed cash, Uc; do
February, 43Vo: do March, 44c; do April,
sso: do Mm v ObTm Kt,altf. v -.ku-
state, mi No. X do, aitfc; No. mixed Feb
ruary, ojw, ao marcn. 0134c: ao April, Hshc
Rye Dull. barley Nominal. Pork Dull;
new mesa. 113.Uka.H2S. Lavi-n.iiot- ivv....
ary, $7J!7; March. $7JH( April: $7j!S. '
Live (stock: Cattle No trading, but nomi
nally nnchana-ed- H rmarrl tuw Ji.il. -
. . -..... muvxs,
Q V t; to-day's Liverpool cable Quotes
American refrigerator beef dull and lower at
Hc V t. Sheep and Lambs Extremely dull;
wh eeingiww y iw s; iamoa, $umQ7..
Hogs Julet and asmlsallv anchuMS! a&sn
Bay Upland prairie, $7.
Osy TlmrfUiy new $7460.00.
Bar woo, s&:ou jj.
Oosw Soft lie t satd te.oo
OordWoo-Oak, $4-S5: Htckorr.ts.
tnw asuO: baled $8.00.
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
z M ' tISIVs
1 " w""' "jl
JOHN YOLK & GO.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wool 4
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenae,
CARPETS MD WALL PAPER,
New Patterns for Spring 1889, received daily
L. W. PETERSEN'S, 212 West 2nd St., Davenport.
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER.
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave,, Rock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Fropts.
FVQooda delivered to soy part of Ibe ctty fr of charge.
Plumbing, Steam and fias lffini
Kn wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
Wrought. Cat and Lead Pipe. Pipe Fitting end Bran Goods of every detcrlpllo
Rubber Hoes end Pecking of all binds, Draja Tile end Sewer Pipe.
Office aad Bhop Mo. SI? Eighteenth St.. ROCK ISLAM). ILL,
ON LY S2.00 A DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
and s some of the
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No; 1723, Second ave., GayfordV old atndio, over McCabe's.
Third Ave., Rot Islanl'
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuable.
The Aldine is constructed on scien
tific principles. Unlike sny other mti.
it has a return draft; this insures sloi
and perfect combustion, fc-nnmy af f.je
perfect ventilation, distribution" cf hni
and equnlif tioa of tempr'are frriL.
uuui iu ct-uiur. nurns nsra or soli
coal, and bas five times the heating ca
pacity of any ether crate on the mwk
Call or examine or send for circulw
giving full information.
DAVIS CAMP, Agenf,
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second Avenue
COMPLETE IN ALL
fot catalogues address
J. O. DUNCAN,
DAsTUU T. IOWa.
latest aoraltiss of the season.