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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
TCK9DATr FEBRUARY 12. 1889.
f ekln Timet.
There is an effort being made at
Springfield to have a law passed which
will require insurance companies to pay
the full amount for which a loss is in
sured. This will be a severe blow to that
class of highway robbers called insurance
agents, who travel through the country
ana insure property Tor two or three
times its value, causing the insured to
pay in premiums large amounts of .excess
of what they should, and if their prop
eriy Durns tbey receive only what the
property was actually worth at the time
it was burned, probably onethird or one-
fourth the amount for which it was
insured. We know of a case where one
of these wolves received from a poor
family twenty-five dollars in premiums
lor insuring about forty or fifty dollars
worth of household goods for 8 years.
Oar readers would do well to turn the
watch dog loose and take the rifle down
from the hooks wi en one of these fellows
comes around, and notify him to quit the
premises, me place to take out insur
ance is at the office of some reputable
local agency, from a man who has stand
ing in the business community. There
are a number of honorable men in the in
surance business in Tekln whom we can
cordially recommend. Among them are
Henry Velde, Frastus Rhodes. James
II aloes, Leonard Heinel andllenry Lautz.
i 'rpratln S'oaaolitf atlsa.
A Springfield special to the Chicago
The Knigbt-Bliss annexation law will
be reported bick next week from the
bouse committee on municipal corpora
tions with a favorable recommendation.
Clarence Knight wag here today inter
viewing the members, and he went away
tonight entertaining the opinion that the
bill has no enemies on the committee on
municipal corporations and few if any in
the house. Referring to the emergency
clause, Mr. Knight said it was no more
than just that thoe who had carried an
nexation two years ago should have the
privileged again voting on the question
this spring. It was the general desire of
the friends of annexation, be urged, that
the question be resubmitted this spring,
and for that reason he asked that the bill
be passed with the emergency clause.
On motion of Capt. James II. Farre'.l
the bill was read by sections, and the first
important ameudment offered was by Mr.
Crafts as a substitute for the provisions of
Sec. S in relation to the debts f the an
nexed territory. Mr. Crafts held that "the
city, village, or incorporated town to
which annexion is made under the pro
visions of this act should assume and pav
any and all debts, liabilities, bonds, or
obligations, and interest tbereon, or-of
any school district or any township
therein, and become vested with the title
and ownership of all public property be
longing to the said city, village, or incor
porated town annexed, or belonging to
any school, township, or school district
therein, to be held for the same purposes
and same uses, and subject to the same
To this Mr. Enirht did not care to ob
ject, although he said the bill in this sec
tion had been prepared to conform to
the wishes of some Ilyde Tark people;
but It is understood that Hurst, or Rork
Island, will oppose the amcnlment. As
the bill stands, Mr. Hurst will vote for it,
as be says Molina and Rock Island desire
to be annexed, though the former does
not oare to assume the latter's municipal
debt, which i much greater than its own.
La Salle and Peru are in the same posi
tion. HAMPTON'S SORROW.
Detail r the Life ana Ieaih af the
Lalt Dr. Vincent.
Hutrros, Feb. 11. Dr. George Vin
cent, of Hampton, died very sud
denly of apoplexy at his home Sun
day evening, at ft 80 o'clock. He was
apparently as well as usual during the
day, but oon after retiring the attack
came upon him. Medical aid was sum
monad at OLce.but nothing could be done
to relieve him, and be lived only a few
minutes. Or. Vincent was the oldest
physician in Hampton, and has been one
of the leading pbvsicians in the county
for many years. . Coming to the county
in an eany day ana ever since practicing
bis profession, be was alwavs a very ac
tive man in all social and political move
ments and was as well known as any
Dr. Vincent was born in Montoelier.
Vu, in 1823. He studied medicine near
his native place and first practiced in Lu
nenburg, Essex county, Vt. In 1832 he
cam to this county and located in Tort
Byron, where he remained a few months
and removed to Hampton, where he has
practiced ever since and been engaged in
general drug business. He leaves a
wife and seven children Mrs. Isaac
Nichols, of West Liberty, Iowa; Mrs. Jos.
W. Adams. Mason City.Inwa; George I,
Sac City, Iowa; Carroll II., of Moline.
and Stella B., Ethel and Phil at home.
The funeral will be held Wednesday
f t m t at n
I had a severe attack of catarrh, and
became so deaf I could not hear common
conversation. I suffered terrible from
roaring in my bear. I procured a bottle
of Ely's Cream Balm, and in three weeks
could hear as well as I ever could, and
now I can ssy to all who are afflicted
with the worst of diseases, catarrh, take
one bottle of Ely's Cream Balm and be
cured. It Is worth 9l,(KXJ to any man,
woman or child suffering from ca'arrh .
A. E. Newman. Grayling. Mich.
StralMMl llelatlon In tho Interior Cfflcsw
Washinoto (.'ITT, F.ih. li -TIib question
of timber rutting on t Lu (.'kiipiw.wa reserva
tion within the LirTointti ejjutiry ha pro
duced an interesting Btutii of nlTairx in the
interior rUtjMirtnumt, w, js huid. When In
dian Cofniiiiwtioiier OU-rly tM.k harir of the
office be directed a suHieiisioii of nil eoutructa
for tutting timber on tiie i sM-rvaUnn in ques
tion, but Secretary Vilut, It i alleged, over
ruled the conimibsiomrM or.lt r, whereupon a
very sharp letter waHHont to his superior of
ficer by Oberlv. In rjrnfin.'i(f, it is said,
tba relations between the Mxv.-I.nry of the in
terior and the commissioner of Indian affairs
are somewhat strained.
Tli WTr-McAnllU Fight.'
Chicago, Feb 14 The indications last
night were that t.li MrAulinVMyers fight
would take plana late tonight or early
Wednesday morning. Alf Kennedy, the
backer of Myers, arrived from Streator at 7
O'clock lost evening and pint his tinal f 1,000
with . the stakeholder. He afterward met
Billy Madden, wbu arrived from Keloit late
in the evening. The entire t.".,(oo Htake bos
now been pouted. Kennedy nays Myers is In
fine form, and that the utory about the
Streator boy's ailings are all bosh. There
was a bet nt "I'arson" Davles' "store" last
night of $500 to $100 on McAulitTe.
IirotAKAPOLIS, Feb. 12. A bill waa pawed
yesterday requiring township trustees to file a
statement of what money they are going to
spend ten days before purchasing school sup
plies or contracting for buildings. The house
discussed the bill to repeal the "intimidation
law," which makes it an offense to interfere
with the running of any railroad train or to
Intimidate another workman. It was or
dered engrosnod and will pass. The senate
spent most of the day on the election law.
Will Have a Place at the Cab
ONE MORE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISEE.
Tba Bill Creating; an Agricultural Depart
ment Become Law Col man Likely to
Be Secretary for a Few Weeks An Open
ing for Warner Miller Investigating the
'Clayton A flair Why We Have Had Such
Weather Capital City Miscellany.
Washington Crrr, Feb. 13. There are
eight members of the cabinet now, the presi
dent having signed the bill creating an agri
cultural department. The name of Norman
J. Colinan, present commissioner of agricul
ture, was sent to the senate immediately as
the new cabinet officer secretary of agricul
ture. It is quite probable that Comminsloner
Colman will be a member of President Cleve
land's cabinet for the brief space of two or
three weeks. The Republican senators are in
clined to confirm his nomination, , in view of
the fact that it will do no harm to
the Republicans and may do considerable
good to Mr. Colman. His reign will be
short, but he wilt pass into history as a
full-fledged cabinet member, and the senators
are not Inclined to withhold this honor from
him. The nomination was sent to the com
mittee on agriculture. Senator 1'almer is the
chairman of this committee, and when asked
whether he would favor Mr. Colman he said,
in his characteristic good-natured way: "Oh
yes, why not I He is a gentleman, although
a Democrat, and can do us no harm in three
weeks. lie has made a good, honest com
miitjioner, and I think we ought to pay him
this little compliment." A meeting of the
committee has been called for Wednesday.
The nomination will then lie taken up, and if
Mr. Palmer's colleagues are as lilwral as he is,
Mr. Colman will no doubt be the eighth mem
ber of the Cleveland cabinet before the end
of the week. As a seed distributor he can do
little harm, and so the Republican senators
are all for him.
There Is a growing belief here that Warner
Miller would be willing to accept the secre
taryship of agriculture under the coming ad
ministration. There w ill not he very much
patronage under that ollloer, and Mr. Miller
has been indisposed to entertain the idea of
taking what ho believed was under his size,
but while in the senate lie identified himself
with the agricultural interest, and the new
secretary ship would afford him many opor
tunities fur proving himself the fann
er's frieinL He would have a chance
in his annual report to make a lot of
recommendations about public lauds, mid
transportation, and oleomargurine, and hog
cholera, and the adjustment of- federal taxa
tion to meet the necessities of the farmer, and
liberal appropriation for experiment stations,
and the distribution of seeds; and Miller
might have quite as good chance in the new
deartineiit to make himself popular as lie
would have in any of the old deartmeiit-s. It
Miller is willing totake chargeof the national
seed store Plntt might also have a mji tfolio,
and so everybody be happy.
THE CLAYTON ASSASSINATION.
Proposal to Carry on the Oonle-t
Washington Citt, Feb. li Crosveiior
of Ohio yesterday introduced in the house a
preamble and resolution in regard to the con
test of John M. Clayton, of Arkansas, re
cently killed, which was referred to the com
mittor on elections. The preamble recites
that Clifton R. Breckenridgo and John M.
Clayton were candidates for congress in the
Second District of Arkansas in November,
183; that Breckenridge has been certified as
elected and will vote upon the organization
of the next house ; that Clayton disputed Breck
euridge's election and was assassinated while
engaged in collecting testimony to sup
port his contest; and the resolution
provides for the appointment of a committee
of .five who are members of the elections
committee now, and of the next congress,
with full powers, to investigate the whole
matter and report whether there is any au
thority to carry on a contest for or against
the right of a member to his seat under cir
cumstances similar to those of tne Clayton
Breckenridge case, and if there is not to re
port a measure that will fit such cases.
The object of the movement is to make it
possible when a contestant has been assas
sinated while prosecuting his case, as Clay
ton was for the contest to go on, just as if
the contestant was alive, to the determina
te nof the question whether the contestee
has been duly elected, and if not, to deprive
him of the seat.
THE DAY IN CONGRE
More War Ships Wanted by the Senate
Suialls-Elliott In tba House.
Washington Citt, Feb. 12. A petition
of 120 Indian pupils of the Hampton, Va.,
school against the issue of rations to Indians,
and recommending an equivalent in farming
implements was presented in the senate yes
terday. An executive session was then held
at which a bill appropriating 1250,000 to pro
tect American interests on the isthmus of
Panama was Hissed. Upon resuming open
session the naval appropriation was con
sidered. A u amendment was adopted pro
viding for two steel cruisers of 800
to 1,200 tons displacement, to cost
not more in the aggregate than
$700,000; one steel cruiser of about 2,000
tons, to cost not more than TOO. 000, and a
ram for harbor defense. Chandler moved to
strike out of the paragraph for the bnilding
of an armored vessel the words which identify
Representative Thomas as Its designer, and
pending action on this motion the senate ad
journed. The house insisted on its view of the direct
tax bill and ordered a conference. After the
question of consideration had been raised
against it without avail the Smalls-Elliott
contested election case was taken up and de
bated for the remainder of the day without
action, and the bouse at .1 : 10 p. in. adjourued.
CONGRESSMAN THOMAS' WARSHIP.
Chandler Objects to Advertising- the Illi
nois Mtatenman in a Bill.
Washinotok Citt, Feb. 12. While the
naval appropriation bill was under considera
tion in the senate yesterday, Chandler moved
to strike out of the paragraph for the construc
tion of one armored steel cruising monitor,
the words "of the type, and to be constructed
according to the plans and specifications
to lie furnished to the navy department
by Hon. John K. Thomas, or Illinois, to be
approved by of the secretary of thenavy." He
characterized as an anomoly in legislation
and almost ludicrous the provision that a ves
sel of such a size and cost ($1,500,000) should
be constructed after the type and upon plans
and specifications to be furnished by a mem
ber of congress. Such type and plans and speci
fications ought not to be legislated upon the
next secretary of the navy in that way.
Cullcm said that Thomas had been a mem
ber of the house of representatives for a
good many years and a member of the naval
committee. In that position he had given
clow attention to the subject of ships of war.
It had turned out that the navy department
after appointing a board for the purpose had
adopted and approved bis plan.
ACCOUNTS FOR THIS WEATHER.
The fclgnsl Service Corp In m Bad Way as
Washington Citt, Feb. 12. The secre
tary of war yesterday sent to the house a
statement of Gen. Greeley, chief of the
signal corjw, which sets forth the very unsat
isfactory condition of the signal corps and
the inefficiency of the lieu tenants of that corps.
He calls attention to the large number of offi
cers now in the corps,, and recommends the
reorganization of the service. Gen. Greeley
further state that during . the last
three years one-eighth of the
corps have died and that two-eighths
are entirely unfitted to perform the duties
for which tbey are paid, and recommends the
passage of the bouse bill "to increase the ef
ficiency of the signal corps of the army."
The bill provides that no appointments shall
be made until the officer is examined and ap
proved by a board to be convened by theseo-
fetaryof war, and the commissioned officers
of the service shall hat e the pay and allow
ances of like grades in che army, the majors '
and captains to be appointed from line
oft leers in the army. '
Minister Belnioni's Predicament.
Washington Citt, Feb. 13. The Wash
ington correspondent oi' The Baltimore Sun
sends the following stoi y to his paper: Mr.
Perry Belmont had ratlier an awkward expe
rience on his arrival at the court at Madrid,
When he prepared binnelf for presentation
to the king he was infoi med from the foreign
office that the Spanish government had re-
cei ved official no not i flea son of the withdrawal
of Mr. Curry as the United States minister.
The Spanish court is noihing if not formal.
and in the absence of this notification the cre
dentials of Mr. Belmont possesaedWio signifi
cance. Under the circumstances a was not
good firm for Mr. Belmont to remain in
Madrid or, in fact, to ar pear in public He
therefore withdrew to St ville, and went into
retirement took the bla?k veil, it might be
said until the deitartment of state could for
ward in formal official s .yle the notification
that M r. Curry had been relieved.
Only Aimed at One Kind of Bascal.
Washington City, Feb. 12. The senate
committee on postolllces and post roads, yes
terday reported a bill to the senate making
an offf ( to sell to any t no counterfeit coin
lank notes or obligations of any kind, or the
use of the mails for correspondence to that
end a crime punishable ly a fine of not more
than $.) or imprisonment for not more than
eighteen months, or both. Where the busi
ness is carried on under fictitious name iden
tification of the person ct Uing for letters ad
dressed in that way may be demanded by the
postmaster, ami the letters so addressed are
to be sent to the dead lettv office. There ap
pears to be nothing in the bill by which the
scoundrels who so quickh hite at the lascally
offers to deal in counteneit money can be
Now This Is "Straight."
Washington City, Feb. 12. Col. Lament
has decided to accept the position of presi
dent of the Avenue C rauVoad in New York,
after the March 4. "I made arrangements
some months ago," said CoL Lamont last
night, "under w hich I tm to be associated
after March 1 with Secretary Whitney and
others in certain business enterprises in
which he is an owner. In cluded in these are
some street railroad prone. -ties in New York
city, in the improvement and development
oi wuicn i sna i prooaDiy be actively en
gaged. I shall not, however, be president of
the Philadelphia syndicate of street raili-oads
in New York. My business arrangements
referred to are very satisfactory, without the
presiiieiiey oi inis syndicate.
Will Be Allowed to Die.
Washington City, Fell. 1. The house
ways and means committee will probably re
port a tariff measure in the nature of a
substitute for the senate bill. The substitute
w ill contain the free list on which loth the
senate and house agree, articles in the
dutiable list to which the tenate and bouse
agree, the internal revenue features which
a common to both the Mills and senate
bills, and disagreement on 11 items in which
the duty was raised by the senate above those
fixed in the Mills bilL It it the general im
pression about the house, he wever, that when
the report of the committee on ways and
means is made it will be simply placed on the
calendar and allowed to die.
National Capital Notes.
A bill was passed by sen ite in executive
session yesterday appropris ting $250,000 to
protect the interests of the United States on
the Isthmus of Panama in view of the ccl-
lapse of the canal enterprise and the disorder
which will probably ensue I y reason of the
sudden idleness of the motle .' crew which has
been working on the canal. The bill was
rushed through, engrossed at once and sent
to the house.
Rear Admiral Luce has sent in notice of
his voluntary retirement aft r forty years of
It is reported that hundreds of feet of the
new aqueduct tunnel have been constructed
without packing, and that in some places a
man can walk nearly erect on top of the
bncl arch. It is estimated t hat (760,000 will
be required to males it right, and the commit
tee of investigation will boll Ma j. Ly docker
responsible for the bad work
It is estimated that in the inaugural parade
there will be tietween 40,000 and 50,000 per
sons in line.
The president nominated A dlai E. Steven
son, of Illinois, now asstsiant postmaster
general, to be associate justice of the supreme
court of the District of Columbia, and Nor
man J. Colman, of Missouri, to be secretary
of agriculture. There is nc proliability of
their confirmation, as the Republican sen
ators seem to have determined to save all
that sort of work for Harrison's administra
tion. Cullom introduced in the senate Monday a
bill to establish a railway bridge across the Il
linois river within five miles jf Columbiana.
The house committee on public lands has
directed a favorable report oc the bill to pro
vide for the sale of the Fort -edewick mili
tary reservation, Colorado an i Wxpming, to
The shaker has appointed Ermentrout of
Pennsylvania and Baker of Nw York to act
as tellers for the house iu cou iting the elec
toral vote Wednesday.
The death of Hear Admire 1 Chandler, of
apoplexy, at Hong Kong Mo iday has been
Stanford has introduced in t le senate a pro
posed amendment to the arn y bill appro
priating $2.r-0,000 to purchase four fifteen
inch pneumatic guns for .the I arbor of San
Brevet. Maj. Gen. Henry J. Hunt, retired,
died Monday morning at the foldier's home,
of which he has been for many years gov
ernor. He was graduated from the United
States military academy July 1, 1839, and
served with distinction in the Mexican war
and war of the rebellion, as wtll as in many
positions of trust during times of pea cm.
Female Cyrlers on a Hare.
NSW YORK. Feb. 12. Tonv Pastor iitjirtad
a female six-day bicycle ract in Madison
square garden at 3 o'clock ye-iterday after
noon. At the end of the firs': hour Misses
Dakes and Stanley were leaf ing, with 13
miles and 6 Irim tn the erAdit iJ aanh r,r1n
in the race Misses McShane, Sinallor, and
Oakes were hurt by falls, and were thence
forth at a disadvantage. ' The score at 1 a. in.
was: Stanley, 102; Baldwin, 9H; Von
oiumen, im; nooas, vi; Almainao, 00 ;
Hmsllnr fU- TabH 7ft. R.rt IUt. fnRhsna
65; Oakes, 60; Brown, 69. Stanley made 100
mutt in i nours so minutes.
Canada to Do a Crawt sh.
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 12. It Is rumored on
good authority that the Domiiion govern
ment will recede from ite position in regard
to the seizure of the American schooner
Bridgewater at Sbelburne' last year for re
fusing to pay duty on repairs. The matter
has been f ully considered by the government
Sir J. Thompson, minister of justice, made a
full report regarding the constitutionality of
the seizure. He concludes tba". it was un
justifiable, and in consequence t ie claim for
compensation of Capt. Allen, owner of the
vessel, is likely to be favorably c jnsidered.
Chief Object of If Existence.
Albakt, N. Y., Feb. 12. Chisf Examiner
Shannon, of the State Insurance department,
has been making a critical examination of
the affairs and methods of the Buffalo Mutual
Accident Assurance company . at id has sub
mitted to Superintendent Max we 1 a report in
which he indicates that the chief object of the
association is to pay salaries and expenses of
officers. He states that the genet si manager,
George O. Sandborn, has agreed 10 wind up
the association's affairs and reinsure the mem
bers in some responsible company.
Sale of Trotting btocl .
Lexington, Ky., Feb.- 12. The great
breeders' sale of trotters conduct d by W. R.
Brasfield & Co., was begun hem yesterday
morning. Col. R. E. Edmonsc a was the
auctioneer. The attendance waa large.
Twenty-one head were sold for til, 800, an
average of .V52. The horses bri aging over
tl,0O0 were: Monie, to H. C. Henry, of
Philadelphia, for 11,800; Ureal, to & P.
Baiters, Duckers, Ga., for $l,a0, and Belle
Harold to Claude Higgins, this city, for
$1,350. . ; ;
Over Three Millions
Involved in a Big Coal and Iron
0HI0-WE3TEBN GOES TO TEE WALL.
A Remarkable List of Tragic Incidents
Connected With the Unfortunate Com
pany Some Bis; Names In the List of Its
Stockholders The Inter-State Railway
Agreement Shelved The B. A N. Does It
Bad Showing of the "Q."
Nkw Yokk, Feb. 13. The general assign
ment of the Ohio & Western Coal and Iron
company to James A. Hall, without prefer
ence, was filed here yesterday. According to
the company's annual report of Jan. lti the
liabilities were $3,300,000, of which t2.400.000
was bonded debt. Tho assets consisted of
7,000 acres of coal land valued at 4O0 to r00
l'r acre, about 300 bouses, 400 railroad cars.
lour miles of track, three fully equipped
mines, four furnaces, three stores and some
A telegram from Cincinnati -says: The
failure of Uliddun & Curtis, of Boston,
caused creditors of the company to feel un
easy, as the members of the firm held very
nearly, if not quite, a controlling interest in
the stock. The assignment has created con
siderable excitement and uneasiness in the
Hocking valley, where the property of the
company is located.
Saturday was pay day with the Ohio &
Western, but the men received nothing. The
shutting down will throw from 000 to 700
men out of employment The outlook for a
satisfactory and speedy adjustment of the
company's affairs is very poor. The credit
ors who will levy by writs will more than
exhaust all the personal property. The com
pany's real estate amounts to about 3,400
acres, divided as follows: Eight hundred
acres in Perry, HO0 in Hocking and 2,000 in
Athens counties. The bonded indebtednew is
t3,500,000 and the issue of stock $5,000,000.
A strange fatality has been connected with
the property out of which the Ohio & West
ern grew. James L. Burkey, who committed
suicide in a St. Louis hotel, was harassed to
the last by thoughts of the fortunes he had
lost among the Hocking valley hills. (George
Lee, who killed himself in a New York hotel,
was haunted in his dying hour by the specter
of ruin in the coal fields of Ohio. Royal M.
Pulsifer, the founder of The Boston Herald,
took his own life some months ago, and
though he had many other business compli
cations to pull him down, be too sought the
fabled pot of gold that was said to be buried
at the foot of the western rainbow.
The Standard Coal & Iron Company, out
of which the Ohio & Western grow-, was a
colossal affair, with a capital of (75,0(10,000.
This is the company in which James G. Blaine
and Steve Elk ins were interested, holding
$35,000 and $50,000 bonds respectively. E. L.
Harper, president of the late Fidelity bank at
Cincinnati, had $TiOO,000 worth of the stock.
It is understood that these holders still have
President Shaw, of the Hocking Valley,
states that the agent of Mr. Glidden, of Bos
ton, arrived in the city last Monday, and
made a temporary adjustment of its claim
by paying a certain amount and giving a
draft, which fell due last Saturday. When
the draft was presented for payment at Bos
ton it was dishonored, and Mr. Shaw im
mediately filed a suit in attachment against
the Ohio & Western company in this county.
A special train with the attorneys of the rail
road company was also dispatched to Athens
and the suit of attachment filed there.
Mr. Shaw states that the business of the
Ohio & Western company with the Columbus,
Hockiug Valley & Toledo railroad amounts
to about $10,000 a week, of which 80 per
cent consists of charges advanced to other
roads for transportation of ore from the up
per lakes. Tho real estate will likely satisfy
the mortgages on it F. K. Pendleton, of
New York, is here looking after the interests
of the bondholders. Gen. James A. Hall,
manager and assignee of the company, re
fuses to state what course will be pursued.
THEIR LABOR LOST.
Railway Presidents' Agreement Doesn't
Go The B. & N". Stays Out.
Ch icaoo, Feb. 12. The agreement for an
inter-state railway association, on which the
presidents of the western roads labored for a
week during the mouth of January, has
finally been shelved. Vice President Harris,
of the Burlingion & Northern, returned
from Boston yesterday, where he went to
consult his directors in regard to signing the
famous agreement He did not, however,
get any instructions to change the
policy taken by him at the time of
the presidents' meeting. The Burlington &
Northern has not signed the agreement, and
Vice President Harris thinks it is decidedly
doubtful if it wilL His position is practi
cally the same as it was before he went to
Boston. The Burlington & Northern will
sign the agreement only on condition that its
competitors east-bound from St Paul are
also taken in. As these lines do not care to
join any association designed to secure the
maintenance of rates it is pretty certain that
the Inter-State Railway association is, for
the time at least, hung up.
Bad Showing for the Burlington.
Chicago, Feb. Vi The Chicago, Burling
ton & Quincy yesterday issued its statements
of earnings and expenses for the month of
December and the year 13S8. The figures
are rather surprising in view of the predic
tions that have recently been made. Instead
of showing an improvement they bid cate
that the heavy fallng off in the resources of
the road continued up to the
close of the year. December waa a
busy month for the railroads in all
parts of the country, and.it was fully ex
pected that the Burlington would show hand
some gains over the same period last year.
Instead of that the increase in gross earnings
is only $4,000 and the net decrease is over
$311,000. The earnings were less and the
operating expenses greater than - for the
month of November. The company has re
cently purchased some new equipment and
construction material, which were presuma
bly charged to operating expenses, thereby
cutting deeply into the net The net decrease
for the year is shown to be over $6,000,000, a
much greater loss than was expected.
No Trouble la Lafayette Parish.
New Orleans, Feb. 13. The Times-Dem
ocrat has investigated the matter and finds
that the dispatch of Friday night, stating
that the regulators In Lafayette parish had
warned all idle negroes to go to work or leave
the parish under penalty of being whipped,
was unfounded. The Lafayette correspond
ent who tent it waa the victim of a hoax.
There is no trouble in the parish.
Tli e Last Hope of Croatia Gone.
Pestr, Feb. 12. Archbishop Strossmayer
has issued a pastoral letter lamenting the
death of Crown Prince Rudolph and extolling
bis virtues. He expresses deep regret that
now the last hopes of Croatia have vanished
STATE LEGISLATIVE NOTES.
Tho Hunt for Pur Ballot A Curious
SPRIN'OFIELD, Ills., Feb. 12. The senate
held a brief session yesterday, but not too
brief for a few bills to be introduced, one of
which was to empower city councils to fix
prices to be charged by gas, telephone, and
street car companies, and another to require
railway companies to keep their rigbt-of-way
clear of combustible vegetation. The bouse
had leas than a quorum, but was
loaded for business. A resolu
tion was referred to the judiciary
committee premising that the present state
constitution is too restrictive, and prevents
necessary legislation, and providing for the
submission to the voters of the question of
calling a constitutional convention. The gas,
telephone, and street car regulation bill in
troduced in the senate was also introduced in
the bouse. Another resolution for a consti
tutional convention was referred to the rev
enue committee. A long bill was reported to
improve tna election laws. - It provides a
sort of modified Australian system. J
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Tuesday, febbuahy 12, 1 rs9.
Palmer Said Nothing
And Now Talk Won't Recover
His Five Thousand.
GEN. -PALMER'S 2E0THER SOOOPED
iV a Fine-Looking Young Man, Wlunt
Father and Mother He Knew He Didn't
' Know the Y. M., but Does Now, Too Well
A Slick Game Flayed on a Mau Who
Was Old Enough to nave Been Wiser
How the Game Was Played.
Burlington, la., Feb. 12. A very success
ful bank swindle was perpetrated Saturday
on Luke Palmer, one of the oldest residents
and largest property owners iu this city.
About noon Saturday Mr. Palmer was ac
costed on the street by a fine-looking man
who called him by name and represented him
self as a nephew of John T. Keuiey, presi
dent of the National State bank of
this city. Mr. Palmer did not
know the young man, but "said he had known
the young man's father aud mother.
The young man offered to present Mr.
Pajmer with a copy of Bancroft's history,
and induced the old gentleman to accompany
him to his room for that purpose. At the
room another young man was met, who rep
resented himself to be a book agent. The
young man with Palmer told his pal that he
proposed to present Mr. Palmer with a book.
The agent produced the book, saying to
Palmer's companion: By the way, I -owe
you (49 on the last drawing, and I might as
well pay it now," at the same time passing to
him some bills.
Mr. Palmer's companion then claimed that
as that gentleman had got a 1 ook he was
also entitled to a di-awing, and the ageut as
sented. Mr. Palmer was induced to draw a
number of tickets. The agent declared that
Mr. Palmer had drawn S-VOOi), which he
placed, or intended to place, on the table, but
before Mr. Palmer was permitted to take bis
winnings he was told he must produce an
equal amount as a guaranty. This he did.
He then drew again and lotit the entire sum,
with his former winnings. Mr. Palmer's
young friend, the pretended nephew of John
X. Remey, was in teiTible anguish at having
brought misfortune on Mr. Palmer, but if
that gentleman would say nothing about it
he would obtain the ainout front a bank at
Galesburg, where he had $i;t,(KN) deposited.
Mr. Palmer said nothing about it until yester
day, when the thieves bail Hod.
Oyster 1'irntrs 'at urril.
Annapolis, Md., Feb. 12 The schooners
Joseph II. Johnson and Silent Bnteman were
captured by Capt George Quad, of the state
fishery schooner Folly, for illegal dredging.
The Johnson was capture,! off Tolley's point
and the Silent Bateman off Hackett's. Their
captains, Samuel Cox and Capt Henry Pe
ters, both bailing from Baltimore, proved to
be stubliorn, and several rounds of small shot
and cannon had to lie used airainst them.
The Johnson was struck three times and the
Bateman once with cannon balls, after which
tbey surrendered. A hearing was given
the men Monday afternoon. They did not
return the lire.
More Indlauians Nipped.
InoiaNapolw, Feb. 12. Deputy marshals
returned from northern Indiana yesterday
and reported the following arrests: Lincoln
Brown, John Cronk, and Louis Lucas, of
Fountain county, for bribery: J. H. Talbot,
of Montgomery county, same charge; J. R,
Congdon, Samuel OUiuger, V. E. Wbitcomb,
Charles Irwiu, and M. C. Wright, Elkhart
county, for various offenses against the elec
Axworthy, the Cleveland Thief.
Ottawa, Ont, Feb. 12. Axworthy, the
ex-treasurer of Cleveland, O., who some
time ago decamped with funds to the amount
of about $.100,000, is at present residing in
Toronto. A friend of his here says the de
faulter has bought a large Mock of real
estate at Sault Sb. Marie.
A Worthy Father and !on.
Plattsburo, N. Y., Feb. 12. The father
of Greenwall, the Brooklyn murderer, ended
a seven years term in Clinton prison for for
gery yesterday, and will go at mee to visit
his son, who is to be hanged this week.
Soma Lons; Kange Labor Sympathy.
Boston, Feb. 12. Several meu visited the
steamer Virginia, loading for Liverpool, yes
terday and tried to induce the seamen and
firemen to d esert, and, upon being ordered
away, assaulted and beat the captain and two
of his men. They claimed to le w orking in
the interest of the Liverpool strikers. Seven
men have deserted the Virginia on account of
their threats, and the police are now aboard
guarding the vessel and also the steamer Mi
lanese at the next dock.
Japan Has a New Conot itutlon.
Washington City, Feb. 12 The secre
tary of state was informed yesterday by Mr.
Mutsu, the Japanese minister here, that the
constitution of the Japanese empire waa pro
claimed by the emperor in person yestefday
morning amidst great enthusiasm of the peo
ple. Secretary Bayard, in acknowledging
the receipt of this note from the Japanese
minister took occasion to congratulate him
upon the progress of Japau iu the methods of
Reception to Commander Warner.
Concord, N. H., Feb. 12. The state de-'
pertinent G. A. R., now in session here, ten
dered a reception last evening to national
Commander-in-Chief William Warner.
There was a large attendance and many
prominent citizens outside the orgauitation
were presented to the general Short speeches
were made by several gentlemen.
, Rescued From a Living Tomb.
London, Feb. 12. The miners who were
entombed in a colliery at Plymouth a fewdays
ago have been rescued. Fortunately each
had a small quantity of food in bis pockets,
and by eating sparingly of this the party
were enabled to sustain lire tyitil the rescuing
rorce reached them. 1 bey were wsry weak
and terribly emaciated, but with proper med
ical treatment and nourishing food will
shortly lie restored to health.
Bismarck Waiting; for Harrinun. Too.
London, Feb. 12. Telegrams from Berlin
indicate that Prince Bismarck is not inclined
to ente' into further negotiation with the
American government with regard to Samoa
until after the inauguration of President
Harrison, and it is said that Lord Salisbury
is of the same inclination, as be believes a
different view of the matter will be taken by
the incoming administration.
O'Brien Obliged to Travel Third Class.
Dublin, Feb. 12. -William O'Brien, while
en route from Clonmel to Tralee jail, yester
day was transferred to a third-class carriage
at Mallow. He objected to the change, de
claring that he had never traveled in that
way, and the efforts of four cous tables ware
required to force him to comply with tba or-
deis of the comn:ander of bis escort
Mast Learn to Talk Russian.
Riga, Feb. 12. The curator of Instruction
in the district of Dorpal is taking decisive
measures to force the use of the Russian
language in the schools. All the masters of
primary schools who refuse to teach Russian
will be dismissed. The German private
schools for the children of the nobility in
Courland, one of the Baltic provinces, will
Another Fffort for the Canal.
Paris, Feb. 12. It is reported that lead
ing financial houses of this city are negotiat
ing with the object of forming a new combin
ation to complete the Panama canal and pre
vent it passsing into the hands of foreigners.
M. Do Lesseps, it is said, will be merely hon
orary presidont of the new company.
SUverwaro Merchants Fall.
Boston, Feb. 12. E. E. Burdon & Co.,
wholesale silver merchants of Boston, have
failed and called a mealing of creditors. Tht
liabilities are not known, but are thought tc
Philadelphia baa 847.000 people and
179.000 houses, while New York, with
1,900,000 inhabitants, it laid to hare but
Editor -O'Brien waa removed from the
Clonmel to the Tralee Jail Monday morning
under a strong military and police escort,
which had a fight with the people at every
stopping place, and left many broken heads
on the route.
Father Ash Hold, a priest of St Peter's
Roman Catholic church, Memphis, Tenn..
was stabbed to death Monday morning by a
man whose release from jail be had effected
some time ago.
The suit against the Rev. A. A. Lathbury,
of New Haven, Conn., to recover possession of
Dora Doe, an illegitimate child which Mr.
Lathbury had adopted in its infancy, was de
cided Monday in favor of Mr. Lathbury and
against the woman who claimed to be the
The house of Joseph Groner, at Tarport, a
sudui-d or Bradford, fa., was destroyed by
fire Monday night, and two babies twins,
aged 3 were burned to death.
Mayor Hart, of Boston, Las uRtified the
secretary of the navy that the common coun
cil of that city have decided to present the
united States war vessel Boston with a beau
tiful set of colon.
Sophia Hester, age 5.), a servant in the
Mansion house, Buffalo, N. Y., stepped into
an open elevator shaft Monday, fell three
stories, and was killed.
W. M. Browne & Co., wood dealers, Bos
ton, have failed. The liabilities are said to be
about 90,000, of which $58,000 or there
about are for merchandise. The assets are
reported rather light.
A severe shock of earthquake was felt at
Naples Monday, in consequence of which
Mount Vesuvius is in a violeut state of erup
tion. The Russians in Bokhara are becoming
alarmed at the encroachments of a force of
80,000 Afghans upon the frontier, and prep
arations are making to oppose them.
Charles (ireen, of England, aud Antonio
Pierre, of Scran ton, wrestled at Scranton,
Pa., Mouday nigh night for a $1,000 purse.
They wrestled two hours and twenty-seven
minutes without either man being able to se
cure a fall,' although Ureen claimed two.
Opened a Prohibition Campaign.
Bostox, Feb. 12. The campaign on behalf
of constitutional prohibition was formally
opened here yesterday forenoon by a grand
mass meeting held in Tremont Temple unijcr
me auspices oi tne ju&sHncquseus ro license
league. 1 be audience mcluded several bun
dred clergymen who had adjourned their
usual Monday morning gatherings to attend
this one. Resolutions favoring constitutional
prohibition were unanimously adopted by the
A Boy A-ideiitally K Ills His Mother.
Cleveland, O., Feb. 12 A special from
Bucyrus, O. , says: Two young sons of Eli
Carpenter were shooting aA mark against a
woodshed yesterday, w hen one of the bullets
penetrated the siding and struck their
mother, w ho had entered the shed, in the
side, inflicting a fatal wound.
They're Surprised at Bayard.
London, Feb. 12. A dispatch from Berlin
to The Siandard, says that Secretary Bay
ard's statement that Amerii had requested
that a truce le observed iu Samoa landing
the issue of the conference, causes much sur
prise in Berlin, as the Samoans still continue
to occupy land lielotiging to Germany.
T.Mik rattern Alter Kudoir.
Vikxxa, Feb. 12. It has just come to light
that a young lieutenant named Szepeshazy
committed suicide in front of a mirror imme
diately upon his return to his room from a
mourning service in honor of Prince Rudolf.
His wound was similar to that which- tho
crown prince inflicted upon himself.
In Fart, Ien't Want Him Around.
Bkrlix, Feb. 12 Emperor William has
officially notified Prince Alexander of Bat
teulierg that he does not desire his presence
in Berlin either for the purpose of settling
the affairs of his father, the late Prince
Alexauder of Hesse, or upon any other pro
Freight-Handlers Want Store Pay.
Boston, Feb. 12. The freight-handlers of
Boston, connected with the Knights of La- '
bor, at a meeting held Sunday, decided to
ask for an increase of pay. The increase to
be asked for will be the same as the men en
deavored to secure one year ago.
Susan Anthony's Niece bran ned.
Leavenworth. Kas., Feb. 12. Edwin
Pierce and Susie Anthony, a niece of Susan
B. Anthony, while skating ou a pond Satur
day, broke through the i-o and -were
drowned. The bodies were recovered late
Will UrinK Another Suit.
London, Feb. 12. Mr. Pamell will, it is
stated, bring an uctiou lor libel against The
Times in the Irish courts.
The Weather We May Expect.
Wahhinotow Citt, Feb.di The indications
for thirty-six hours from S p. in. yesterday are
as follows: For Iowa and Wisconsin Fair,
wanner weather: westerly wiuds. For Indians
and Illinois Fair and clearing weather;
slightly colder, followed by rising tempera
ture; westerly winds. For Michigan Fair
weather, except llht local suowson the lakes;
colder; westerly winds.
A Matrimonial Complication.
Indianapolis, Feb. 12. A bill to legiti
mize the childi-eu of Kachael and Lawrence
Burgess was introduced in the senate yester
morning, and develops a romantic incident
In liHO Rachael Mason and Richard Coy were
married, and a year later the husband de
serted his wife. Not hearing from him
she married Lawrence Burgess " in
1W3. Burgess entered the army
and afterward drew a pension, but died in
1S75. While the children were trying to get
a pension theilisovery was made that Coy was
alive and in the Springfield, III, poor-house.
The bill is to d.-clsu-e the marriage of Coy
and wife mid from the date of his desertion.
and to legitimatize tho birth of the children
of the sc-oud marriage. About $8,000 is
awaiting the children when the bill is passed.
Chicago. Feb. 11
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade to-day: Wheat No. 8 March,
opened $1.01H. closed $1.(H; May. opened
$1.W. closed tl.uW: July, opened VOc,
closed Wc Corn No. 2 March, opened
34c, closed 34V-kic; April, opened HC, closed
SImJc: May. oiiened of.', closed iMg-Vic. Oats
Alay. opened 27H-, closed T-c. Pork
March opened , c lo!d $11.4;; May,
opened. $11.60, i.losed SU-tiTH. 1-arU-. March,
opened and closed j.70.
The Union stock yards reiiorts the following
prices: Hogs Market opened moderately
active and prices fc lower; light grades, $4.65
&4.9U; rough packing. SlSO.M; mixed lota,
$4.80(2,4 80; heavy packing and shipping lota,
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
0(227 per lb.: lancy dairy, l;fcl7c: packing
stock, Kl&lOVic. Kegs -Strictly fresh laid, 133
13Hic; ice-lionse stock 10c. Dressed
poultry-Chickens, 'QHtoc per pound; turkeys,
lU&llc; ducks, llXmllc. geese, $U.5U&7.0u per
doz. Potatoes Choice Burbauks, 'MaSta per
bu.; Beauty of Hebron, aOifciSc; tarly Hose,3Uc.;
Sweet potatoes. $1.7At&2.00 per bbl. Apple
Choice greenings. $1. 001. 00 per bbl. Cranberries-$.UU
New York. Feb. U,
Wheat Quiet; No. 1 red state, $1.05; No,
t do. V7c; No. t red winter March. Wc;
doMay.HHac; da June, Wc Corn Steady;
No. 2 mixed cash, 44c; do February, 634c:
do March, 44c; do April, 4.it.jc. Oats
Blendy; No. 1 white state, Vc; No. 9t do,
aut ?; No. t mixed March, ale; do May, c
Hye-Dull. barley vjuiot. Pork-Steady but
dnll; new mesa, $13.UUl&2&. Lard-Quiet
March. $7.10; April, $7.13.
.Livestock: Cattle-Poor to fairly prima
steers, $:t4U4.6 y m t,8; dry nd fat
bulls, $l.jajaa sheep and Lambs-Firmer
and higher for good to choice offerings of both
sheep and lanba; dull and barely steady for
Inferior to ordinary stock; sheep, $3.fiOQo;
lambs, $5.6037.60. Hogs -Nominally steadyt
Hav TTnland nrtlH aa ' '
Corn a3M '
Potatoes irftattc. v ....
Tamlps 16c. -(task-ferfttl..
h.. sa an
Cord Wsos Oak. $4.K: Rltkorr la
8txaw-$ 609: baled $4.00. .
MASKS AND FACES.
THE use of grease-paint by actors and actresses is disastrous to
the complexion, and unless thoroughly removed from the pore
of the skin, pimples and blotches appear. Eminent members of
the profession say, Ivory Soap removes paint thoroughly and
quickly, and restores the complexion to its natural freshness.
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the 'Ivory';"
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualitiet'of
the genuine. Ask for " Ivory " Soap and insist upon getting it.
Copyright 1&6, by Procter A j amble.
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Cor. Twentieth. Stre
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THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Oakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., Kock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts.
tafQooda delivered to any psrt of the clt fre of charge.
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Other Optical Goods
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