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THE DAILY RGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Wednesday, February 13. 1889.
There will be a national convention
of tbe representatives of commercial
bodies 1n tbe Uaited States held at 8u
Louis, Feb. 28. to formulate and present
to congress an equitable bankrupt act.
which will "secure protection to the
honest merchant. Inflict punishment on
the d labor est merchant, and establish a
uniform system for the collection, preser
vation and pro-rata distribution of the
estates of Insolvents at a minimum cost."
The Improvement association of this city
has been invited to send a delegate.
Jobux, Feb. 11
T. E. Crompton, ner Josiin, has two
teams for sale. Tbey are young, war
ranted perfectly sound and healthy, are
oroksn to any kind or farm work and
have cood action upon the roads. Two
of tbe borses are Clydesdales, one four
ana the other Ave tbe coming spring.
Tbey weigh 2.300 pounds.
On Friday last there was an old peo
pie's surprise party upoa Mr. and Mrs.
George Clark, of Coe, who are leaving
their old home which tbey have sold, and
have buiipht a farm in Audubon county,
Iowa. Thirty-six of their old neighbors
gathered In. briuilog provisions and tak
ing tbe faa.ily fairly by surprise. A very
handsome baoeini; lamp was given to
Mr. and Mrs. Clark O.C. Wake making
the presentation speech. Mr. Clark re
sponded In a very feeling and appropriate
manner, thanking his neighbors and
friends for the manner In wbich tbey had
shown their reepect that day. Ue should
never light that lump and look up at it
without remembering them. He gave all
present an invitation to call and see them
in Iowa, and he hoped if they should
never meet again on earth, they might
metit In heaven. The psrty departed for
their homes after having had one of the
most jovial times imaginable.
Judge Searle is visiting at Josliu.
Tim Buckley, it is said, is very sick.
If "county organization" is adopted
we shall expect a new bridge over Rock
river at Angell's ferry. It costs us forty
cents to cross with a team, so a free
bridge will be a great saving.
A protracted meeting is now in session
at Zuma church conducted by tbe Rev.
On WednTi'ven,, 1491 lner WM
a surprise party at &reidence of Mr.
W. Nicholson, of Coe.Pon nis son
Milp wln ia wnlntr voit T." room in
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the house was crowded.
Mr. J. U. Crompton will leave for Sac
county, Iowa, tn a few days.
And so Judge Woods decides that the
mere sendiug by one to another of a let
ter or document containing advice to bribe
voters or setting forth a scheme for such
brioery. is not Indictable. Judge Woods'
instructions are regarded as a dismissal
of the Dudley cafes from the further con
sideration of tbe jury. Great indigna
tion ts expressed by tbe friends of a pure
ballot at Dudley's escape through a tech
nicality. Judge Woods is a republican
and his complete change is not to be
wondered at. But is it possible that
such a man as Dudley can now be ad
mitted into decent society and looked
upon as a worthy citizen of tbe UBited
states? Should not such scamps as Dud
ley and Clarkson be disfranchised?
If protection is to be the rule, why
should it not be protection all the way
round? Why should not the farmers re
ceive a bounty of one cent per pound on
hogs and five cents per bushel on corn?
Would not that be a good way to get tbe
money out of the treasury? Would not
that be simply tbe robbers putting the
money back from where tbey stole it?
Farm property is coming into tbe Coe,
Zuma, Cordova and Canoe Creek Insur
ance company as rapidly as tbe old polio
cies expire. On Thursday last F.
. Crompton sent in seven applications
from Zuma. two of which were new
The Arocs' correspondent at Hillsdale
seems to be under tbe impression that
"Multum in Parvo" has a grudge against
Mrs. Dr. Andrews. Nothing of the kind.
' I was present at her talk and I consider
I gave a faithful, unbiased report of tbe
main points she advanced. Her tempers
ance lecture was simply a claim that in
temperate men can be reformed by kind
ness and that tbere is no need of a pro
hibitory law. I admit some men may be
reformed by kindness; but then there are
thousands upon thousands whose crav
ings are so strong for intoxicating drinks
that tbey will have them if within their
reach. And yet I have beard aome of
these men wish tbere was not a drop
within a thousand miles. When we get
through reforming one of these men by
kindness, there will be another batch
ready for us. "Teddy O'Flannigan," said
the judge, "you are to be locked up thir
ty days for drunkenness." Mrs. OFian
nigan, who was in court, replied: "Piaze
yer honor, wouldn't it be mora sinsible to
lock up the whisky and let Pat go?" Do
yonee the point?
It will be some consolation to the poor
laboring man of tbe country to be In
formed that the tariff upon pearls has
been reduced to ten per cunt advalorem.
Yesterdsy at a railroad crossing above
Joalin engine 89 killed six head of cattle.
Four of them belonged to Mr. Kerry
Stephenson, one to Joshua Stephenson
and one to Charles Stephenson.
New York, Feb. 13. Dr. John C. Dalton,
of tbe New York College of Physicians and
Surgeons, died here yesterday morning. Dur
ing the war Dr. Dalton served in the army as
first surgeon of the Seventh regiment of New
York, and subsequently as brigade surgeon
of volunteers. lie waa the author of a num
ber of medical works.
The Rev. Dr. Henry Immanue! Schmidt,
one of the oldest profewora in Columbia col
lege, died at his home here lost evening In his
Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 13. A special
from Medina says: Mrs. Eunice P. Helms,
of Lyndouville, died Tuesday morning, aged
few months over 100 year. Up to within
few weeks of her death Mrs. Helms had en
Joyed tbe best of health.
Boston, Feb. in. Orray A. Taft, Jr.,
on of O. A. Taft, of Point Shirley, died sud
denly in this cityToeday morning, at the
age of 4(i years. The deceased had for many
years been a proiniueut manufacturer In
Providence, R. I.
Chicago, Feb. 13. John Mattocks, a
prominent lawyer and politician of this city,
died at his home yesterday afternoon from
acute disease of the kidneys, with which he
was suddenly attack) 1 on Sunday lost.
Another Road That Hasn't Signed.
Chicaoo, Feb. U. President Hughltt
chairman of tbe committee on signatures of
the Inter-State Railway association, states
that be has no information that be Illinois
Central has signed tbe agreement. Manager
Jeffery, of the latter road, says there Is no
foundation for the rumor that the Illinois
Central had signed.
Two Attempts at Arson.
Nrw York, Feb. IS. Two attempts to
born the crowded tenement at Twenty-first
street and Eighth avenue were made within
a few hours last night. Both fires were
extinguished with little damage. A similar
attempt was made some months ago.
Prospect for B ao-Afg-han War.
St. Pxtkrsburo. FU 13. Gen. Komaroff
has beso dispatched to the Afghan frontier to
repel the encroachmwics of the ameer and his
DECLARED A DRAW.
A Sixty-Six Round Championship
Blllr Hyer an Jsek HeAallffe Have
Bloedy Mill at Si rth Jadsen. In.
--Tae Men la Fie Shape.
North Judson, Ind., Feb. 18. lt:55
a.m. Tbe Myer-McAuhffe fight took
place here this morning and was declared
a draw at the end of the sixty-sixth
round. It was a bloody battle, evenly
waged though quickly fought, and both
men though badly battered came out in
pretty fair shape.
The fight was witnessed by about one
thousand people, and while the wildest
kind of excitement prevailed up to the
time It occurred, there were no serious
disturbances of any kind. Both men
went Into the fight in prime oondition
and both fought desperately to win.
Neither seemed to have any decided ad
vantage at any time during the encoun
ter. The fight was Interfered With several
times by officers, and at one time in tbe
match Alf. Kennedy, Myers' backer,
threw the marshal out of tbe building.
McAuliffe's men expressed a disposition
to call it a draw at the end of the forty
forth round, but Myer, who appeared to
be in the better condition, declined to
North Jcdsok, lud., Fob. ia The Myer
Mi'Auliffe prize tight was brought to an isuue
about 4:30 o'clock this morning, after the
failure of previous attempt Tbe special
from Streator bearing the Illinois Cyclone
and 150 of bis friends arrived in this village
at 11:13 last uitfht. Auotber qiecial left Chi
cago at 8 :3U with local and eastern sports
numbering about 400 and the Brooklyn pugil
ist stowed away in a baggage-car. Alf Ken
nedy piloted tbe Chicago contingent to the
ring, and upon arriving found the Streator
forces on hand. With big Alf at tbe bead
Uie bowling crowd tramped up North Jud-
son's main roadway. The .OinZtert
flugtitwas clear, so that when still some
distance from tbe bouse in tbe upper floor of
which the ring was pitched a tall figure in
while became visible in the road. The crowd
laughingly called attention to the White
Cap." Tuo individual was not a White Cap,
but that other terror of prize fighters in
Indiana tbe sheriff, wh-n Kennedy ap
proached tbe official, tbe bitter at om-e made
himself known and announced that tbe
intended encounter could not take place.
No parleying followed, but the crowd of
muttering, disgusted sports scattered about
the village and discussed tbe predicament in
which tbey bad been placed. This was just
at midnight, and being thoroughly chilled
and angered, word was passed around about
1 o'clock that all hands take to the trains. A
few wise beads remained behind, others
claimed to have had a pointer to go to Ham
moud, and still others, most completely dis
gusted, started to foot it to the nearest lodg
ing places, wherever they might be. Tbe
trains pulled out with puifs, loud ringing of
bells, and everybody tbrowiug imprecations
upon North Judson and its people, tbe sheriff
in particular. But tlas was only a bluff. The
trains left tbe towns, but only went about
tlve miles north, and there sidetracked.
In tbe meantime Alt Kennedy. Dick Roche
and others interested remained in town not
to remonstrate with the peace preserver, be
cause the law must have been upheld at all
hazards. Not to threaten, tor if it came to a
showing of force, tbe sheriff and bis potsje, if
there was one, could have been annihilated.
Not to plead, for tbe penalty fur aiding,
abetting, or witnessing a prize-fight in this
common wealth is most severe. Why these
leaders remained in town may never be
known, but it is said that after expressing re
grets to the sheriff and partaking of some
brown liquid and bidding each other good
night, the upright and law-enforcing guar
dian walk out of tbe grocery, up tbe road
and into the peaceful confines of his happy
family circle. It is further alleged that tbe
good sheriff complained of feeling quite ill
and decided upon retiring at an earlier hour
Whether this be true was not known, but
at about the time such a thing might have
happened tbe trains, then five miles up the
road, started back lor tbe second tune and
reached this place at 2:55 o'clock. Every one
was cautioned not to raise a voice, and the
crowd filed out slowly, and with solemn tread
marched to tbe ring side, where preliminaries
to the great fight were soon in progress. Then
500 voices in subdued, but earnest tones,
prayed to a kind Providence that the dear
sheriff in yonder dwelling might sleep on and
on, until Myers and McAuiiffe had decided
the light-weight championship of America, to
see which each of the spectators had given up
his fJU bill
Considerable time was occupied in pitching
the ring and it was 4 :45 o'clock when arrange
ments had so tar progressed that the choosing
of a referee was in order.
Complications Over Henry Wilson's Will.
Bobtow, Feb. 13. The will of Henry Wil
son, once vice-president of the United States,
formed the basis of an application which was
made to Judge Devins yesterday. William
L. Coolidge, executor, brought a bill in equity
for Instructions in regard to the properties
that Henry Wilson had left. Certain of the
properties were given to Mr. Coolidge before
Wilson's death, and before a will was made.
Other property was disposed of by will and
by letter, but as the results of those three
acts, all of It went into Coolidge's hands in
trust The court will determine the exact
nature of tbe trust and for whose benefit it
shall be administered. " One claim is that the
interest of the helrs-at-law was purchased
a purchase which is said to be void.
Good Prices for Trotters.
Lkxinotok, Ky., Feb. 13 There were
eighty-eight horses sold at tbe sale of trot
lng stock of Brasfleld 8c Co., and the aggre
gate sum realized was $50,000, or an average
of $047. Those bringing over $1,000 were
Lady Prospect, 2 years old, to H. 8. Henry,
Philadelphia, $5,000; Hattie McGregor, 8
years, to J. R. Means, Scran ton, Pa., $1,020;
Cazonet, 2 years, to T. C. JefTeeson, this citv.
$3,775; Torrent, ' years, J. E. Madden, this
city, 11,450; JUilJle, 0 years, K. D. Tllton, Car
lisle, Ky., $1,150. Hamletta, 13 years, to T. C.
Jefferson, this city, $1,715; Bismarck Pilot, 8
years, to E. Ewalt, Paris, Ky., $2,430.
A Costly Ticket for the Rail war.
Salem, Mass., Feb. IS. In the supreme
civil court yesterday John H. Hurlburt was
awarded $600 damages against the Boston &
Maine Railroad. In August, 1887, he pur
chased a ticket from Boston to Portland, pay
ing wnat ine agent tola nun would allow him
to stop over at Newbnryport and Ports
mouth. The conductor refused to accept the
uckm as a stop over ana aemanded an addi
tional dollar. Hurlburt refused to pay and
was arrested. He brought suit with the
Bale of Valuable Palntlnrs.
Nrw York, Feb. 13- Tbe seventy -six
paintings comprising tbe private collection of
James H. Stebbms were sold at auction last
night, realising $150,305. Meiseoniar's "Lost
Game" brought $26,800. It is 13xl0
inches in size and is one of tbe pa biter's mas
terpieces. The buyer's name could not be
learned. M. B. Mason, of Boston, paid $13,-
7W ior ueromas -jttminanoe arise" W. W.
Astor obtained another Uerome for $10,900.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES. '
Four of Them at Work Again Summary
of Tlirlr Proreedlnir.
88PINOFTELD, ni, Feb. IS. The Senate
yesterday adopt d the Kansas proposition
and agreed to a resolution appointing a joint
committee as a delegation to a . con
ference to investigate the alleged
beef and port trust. Tbe conference
will be held at St. Louis. Bills were intro
duced: Making eight hours a days work in
factories; to punish kidnaping by imprison
ment for not less than 10 years and np to a
life term; to fix tbe maxium tariff of railways
on stone and gra- -eL The bill providing for the
manner of redeer ling real estate sold by order
of coort was sent Co third reading.and tben one
to prevent collusion in divorce was killed by
striking out the enacting clause The house
sent several bills to third reading and refused
to amend tbe bill to provide for the identifica
tion of habitual criminals by providing that
all means of ideu ideation in the possession oi
the officers shall I e given to the prisoner when
be is pardoned. Another criminal bill provid
ing increasing tensities for repeated crimes,,
tbe last penalty eing imprisonment for life
with a sort of tic! :et-of -leave attachment, was
warmly debated, but went to third reading
in Its original i lape. The crimes specified
are burglary, g-and larceny, rape, arson,
horse stealing, rotibery, forgery, or counter
IifDiANaPOLia, Feb. 13. The senate yes
terday passed a Njill appropriating $187,500
for new building for fjeble-minded children,
at Fort Wayne, and another appropriating
$100,000 for a normal school building at
Terre Haute. T ie bill taking the appoint
merit of coal oil inspector from tbe governor
raised a breeze, b it no action was taken. In
the house the bill increasing the salary of
prison wardens ft om $1,400 to $2,400 failed to
pass for want of a constitutional majority.
The bill requiring hogs dying of cholera to be
buried four feet i nder around f iled to pass
for a similar reaton, but both will be called
np again. The Democrats caucused on the
repeal of the "intimidation" law and it was
decided to repeal It It was alio determined
not to make any change in existing laws re
garding the liquor traffic or tbe teaching of
German in school i
Madison, Wis., Feb. ia Both bouses of
the legislature we-e flooded yesterday with
remonstrances against Taylor's railway regu
lating bill. Keog h. Democrat, offered a reso
lution which d ecu xea the Republican party
true to the principles of equal rights and
privileges, and retolves against the importa
tion of pauper labor and the system of con
tract prison labor. It is looked upon as a
Lansino, Mich., Feb. 13. A bill was intro
duced in the senate yesterday providing Xpx
-WU)$t" "l o' liiining and manufacturing
corporations whosi charters have expired. In
the house a bill vas introduced prohibiting
the sale of beef in any city of 10,000 people
when the cattle tave not been inspected on
the hoof tn such city. This is a blow at the
Chicago beef industry.
A Three-Xlf ht Wrestling Match.
Worcester, Muss., Feb. 13. The three
cornered mixed wrestling match begun Mon
day night between Ross, Dufur and Graham
was finished last n ght, Dufur winning in the
twenty-fifth bout, having secured eleven
falls, Ross eight and Graham six. The two
un wrestled bouts remaining were conceded
to Ross. Winner gets $450 and about $500
His Holiness "Out" with Salisbury.
London, Feb. 13. The Chronicle's corre
spondent at Rome says the duke of Norfolk
has decided not tc pay another visit to the
Vatican, which is much displeased at Lord
Salisbury's refusal to renew diplomatic rela
tions between England and the holy see. It
is asserted that Iriih influence at the Vatican
is rapidly gaining ground.
The Next Fight in TirKinla.
Washington City, Feb. 12. For some
time past Representative O'Ferrall, of
Virginia, has been receiving letters from
various parts of Virginia urging him to per
mit the use of his t ame before tbe nominat
ing convention for the successor to Governor
Lea. The Republicans are looking forward
to the election of a Republican to succeed
Governor Lee, and one of the hottest cam
paigns ofthe state is expected next fall
Every posjtble effort will be put forth by the
Republicans, who are hopeful of success.
Each party is looking for a strong candidate.
William Lamb, of Norfolk, the Confederate
hero of Fort Fisher, formerly mayor of Nor
folk, is spoken of 84 the Republican candi
date. Mr. O'Femll has decided to let bis
name go before thi Democratic convention.
Load Your Cans and Be Vigilant.
Ltma, O., Feb. VI A gong of masked burg
lars entered James Smith's bouse, near Arling
ton, Hancock cou ity, last night and robbed
the farmer of $400 in cash. This is the second
offense of the kind within a few days. The
members of Smith's family were covered wi; h
revolvers while a search of the house was
made. Nathan Es;ingood, residing near by,
has received word Jiat he may expect a call.
Great excitement reigns among the farmers,
and they are arming themselves to resist at
tack. Kneffler for Pension Commissioner.
Indianapolis, feb. 12. A decided boom
for Gen. Fred Kne:fer for United States pen
sion commissioner has been started among
the Grand Army posts of this and other
states, and action by all the local posts will
likely be taken at once. Kneffler waa a
leader in the Koeiuth uprising, and after
ward fled to this i-ountry. He was in tbe
army and was made a colonel for bravery.
He served as pensicn agent for Indiana for
Eva Mlcliell's Murderer,
Chicago, Feb. US. The Times says that
the murderer of Eva Mitchell, whose
mysterious death ti the south part of this
city occurred Nov. 17 last, is known and will
be arrested to-day unless he takes his own
life, as there is no ossible chance of escape
for him and the evidence, though circumstan
tial, is complete.
The Arlst-joraey Swindled.
Vienna, Feb. 13. A large number of the
aristocracy of Vienna have been swindled by
purchasing brass f lings under tbe supposi
tion that they were buying Russian gold
dust, as the seller lwpresented. The victims
have no redress under the law.
A CONFEDERATE BRIGADIER.
His Humored Prospect or a Cabinet Place
Raises a "Kick."
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 13. A confederate
general will be In Harrison's cabinet" was the
sensational staterrent made yesterday by
one of the leading republicans in the
state, and it stiiTed up considerable feel
ing, especially ax long the Grand Army
men, who imniedutely objectcp on general
principles. Tbe In ide history of tbe Alger
business has just ct me to light, and it appears
that Gen. Alger wrote to Gen. Harrison some
time ago that Senat or Sherman ' was circula
ting false stories al out him, and the visit
of Senator McMUlm was simply to allow
narrison to explain why he could not
give Alger a pace la the cablnot It
is said that he told McMillan that a
confederate officers must be given a place is
nraer to break up ttte solid south. The men
tion of such a thin r has aroused union vet
erans, and if the scheme is carried out tbere
will be a vigorous kick" made bv tbe society
No names are given, but it is said to be de
Wneac Kleraior Destroyed.
Indian apolis. Fab. 13. Tbe elevator of
tbe Mutchner & HJggins Elevator company.
together with 30,001) bushels of grain, was de
stroyed try ore ax l o'clock this moining.
uam, estimated w. suu.uuu. Insnr w on
building and contet ts about $35,000.
A Feniaa ivaats to Testify.
Paris, Feb, ia I'atrJck Casev. the Fenian.
baa expressed bis desire to testify before the
T8I7AOT AKCTOB WEDNESDAY; FEBRUARY 13, LR89.
He Captures an Important Po
EIGHT FROM ME. BLAINE'S' LIPS.
The Maine Man Tells Him He Accepted
the Premiership a Few Days After the
Klecllon Move for a White Republican
Party in South Carolina Meetings of
Lincoln Clubs in Memory of the Wti
President Political Points.
Baltimore, Mi, Feb. 13. The American
has an interview with Col. Julian Allen, of
Rtatesville, N. C, in which he reflects Mr.
James G. Blaine's feelings towards the south.
CoL Allen was here yesterday in the interest
of a southern exposition, which will be held
next fall in some northern city. He is one ot
a committee appointed at a convention held
at Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 21, to select a city
in which tbe exposition is to be held. CoL
Allen says ho called upon Mr. Blaine in Wash
ington City the other day. He explained to
Mr. Blaine the exposition project, and Mr.
Blainn immediately expressed in the most
cordial way his interest In it and his willing
ness to do anything in his power to holp it
He expressed his deep interest in the
development of the south and his
earnest hope of tbe settlement ot
the race problem in a way that will inure to
the beet interest of the whole people. The
south he said would have to work out tbe
solution of tbe race problem for itself. In
the selection of federal officials for the
Southern States, Mr. Blaine led Col. Allen tc
think he favored tbe appointment of con
servative Republicans men who had laid
aside the hatreds and bitterness of war times,
and who were aiming at the development ol
tbe couutry and tbe happiness and welfare of
Mr. Blaine also spoke with freedom about
bis acceptance of the position of secretary of
state in Gen. Harrison's cabinet, and said that
President Harrison tendered him the position
a few days after the election, and did it in
such a cordial way that he at once accepted
it in the same spirit.
KEEPING LINCOLN'S MEMORY GREEN.
Lim-oln Club Banquets Held at a Number
Chicago, Feb. 13. The 80 anniversary of
the birth of Ab
raham Lincoln was
Under the auspices
cises were held in
the Chicago opera
h use, the chief
orator being John
A. Kneson, ot' Iowa.
..r f: i i
u luauie, nmi ouior HANNIBAL HAMI.IN.
prominent public meti were present, and
Mayor Roche presided, ami near him on the
platform sat two persons whixe presence was
well calculated to intensify interest in tbe oc
casion. One was the venerable Hannibal
Hamlin, of Maine, who had the honor of Ixv
ing elected vice president with Lincoln in
18i0, and tbe other was Robert T. IJncoln,
the only surviving child of the great emanci
pator. Among others who occupied seats on the
p'atform were: George S. Boutwell, or Mas
sachusetts; Governor Larrabee, of lowa; J.
McGregor Adams, Franklin H. Head and
Gen. Georpo Cro k.
Almost at the beginning of his address Mr.
Kasson made an allusion to Hannilial Ham
lin's presence, which caused long and hearty
applause. When he finished the audience le
gan calling for Mr. Hamlin. Finally the
venerable gentleman stepped forward and ex
pressed his thanks, but said that be could not
think of marring tbe harmony of the occasion
by trespassing on the time of bis hearers by
attempting to add anything to the excellent
eulogy already pronounced.
Mr. Kasson closed as follows: "Time and
distance will beautify the outline of Lincoln's
great character, and men shall see its
grandeur and rejoice in the immortal light
which is reflected from the towering great
ness of this benefactor of his country and of
Columbus, O., Feb. 13. The second an
nual banquet of the Lincoln Club took place
here last night, it being the 90th anniversary
of the maryred president Four hundred
and seventy-five Republicans from all over
Ohio sat down to the tables. Congressman
elect John A. Caldwell, of Cincinnati,
presided. Attorney General L. T. Michener,
of Iudiana, replied to the toast, "Abraham
The speech of the occasion was made by
Gen. Russell A. Alger, of Michigan, on "One
Country One Flag;" Hon. John N. Langs
ston, of Virginia, spoke on "The Colored Man
in Politics;" Gen. William O. Bradley, of
Kentucky, on "The Southern Question;"
Hon. A. C. Horn, of Cleveland, was the ora
tor on "Ohio;" Hon. J. C. Covert, of The
Cleveland Leader, spoke on "The Republican
Press;" ex-Governor Noyes responded tc
"Our Dead Heroes and Civilians." It was
the largest banquet ever held here.
New York, Feb. 13. The Republican
club's lianquet in honor of Lincoln last night
at Delmonico's waa presided over by M. C.
Adams, and letters of regret were read from
Gen. Harrison, J. G. Blaine, Governor For
aker, Hon. Warner Miller, Hon. Hannibal
Hamlin, Henators Ingalls and Sherman, Gen.
Alger, C. M. Depew and others. Gen. Har
rison in his letter said: "I recall with great
pleasure an evening spent with the club two
years ag . and I regret that ft will be Im
possible .r me to have that pleasure this
Brooklyn, Feb. 13. At the Lincoln ban-
quot in tbe Academy of Music last night let
ters of regret were read from Gen. Harrison,
Senator Sherman, Governor Beaver, and
others. CoL Iugersoll, who was to have been
the chief speaker, found It impossible to at
tend. Among tbe speakers were Hon. J. C.
Burrows, Hon. a V. White, Hon. R, P. Por
ter, and Hon. Theodore Roosevelt.
New Political Mon in South Carolina.
.New York, Feb. 13. A Sun special from
Charleston, S. C, says a sensation has been
caused in that state by the publication of an
address to the "White People of South Caro
lina," which appeared Monday morning. The
address was issued by a convention held in
Pickens county on Feb. 4, and calls upon white
voters to join in an effort to organise a white
Republican party in the state. The address
declares in favor of protection to American
industry, and that it is the intention of tbe
party to affiliate with the national Republican
party in its efforts to secure honest elections,
establish good schools, etc.
Opposed to Liquor Prohibition.
Providence, R. L, Feb. 13. In the house
of representatives yesterday a petition with
002 signatures was presented reciting that the
petitioners, tax-payers and business men of
the state, feeling that the amendment to the
constitution prohibiting the inanufactureand
sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage is
injurious to tbe best Interests of the state, at
well as incapable of enforcement, and thit it
has placed the liquor business beyond control
and supervision, and has depreciated the prior
of real estate, petition for an amendment
abrogating the prohibitory amendment
Wanted a Southern Man-Chosen.
Indianapolis, Feb. 13. H. C Evans, con
gressman-elect from Tennessee, but to whom
the governor has refused to issue a certificate,
was in conference with the president-elect
yesterday, and urged the selection of a south
ern man for the cabinet J. C Stewart, one
of the Missouri delegates to the Chicago con
vention, also called, but remained only a few
momenta. His mission was to urge some local
men for office, but the continued calling ot
members of the Lincoln league, which held its
annual meeting yesterday, prevented any
thing like a formal conference.
'. Man makes a fine melod, but woman
compiles ue Harmony.
Treasury Experts Report on
the Tariff Measures. 2
SOME COMMENTS PE0M FALEOHLLD.
A Heavier Iled action Figured Out for the
Mills Than the Senate Bill Republican
Henators Compliment Whitney, and
Bras; of the Navy We Are Going; to
Have Chandler's Whack at John B.
Thomas National Capital Notes.
Washington City, Feb. 13. The house
committee on ways and means has received
the treasury computations in regard to the
reductions in revenue made by the house and
senate tariff bills compared with the present
rate of duty.
The reduction of internal revenue from the
treasury figures is: in the senate bill, $47,883,
000; in the house bill, $67,900,000.
In custom duties: Dutiable values Exist
ing law, $454,299,446.33; house bill, $379,109,
178.25; senate bill, $428,350,032.47. Duties
collected in fiscal year 1887, $ U,082,91L11;
estimated under house bill, $100,082,506.53;
seuatebill, $197,058,024.13. Average ad va
lorem Existing law, 46.91; houso bill, 42.38;
senate bill, 40.
Secretary Fairchild, in sending the book of
computations, in which every article in both
bills is analyzed, accompanied it by a letter
addressed to Chairman Mills, in which he
"It was decided to make use of estimates
(based upon tbe importations for the fiscal
year 1S7) heretofore prepared in this depart
ment of the prohable effect upon the revenues
of the senate sultstitute as originally reported
by the senate finance committee. I recog
nize that these estimates are largely con
jectural, and more or less unreliable and mis
leading. As a rule they are based upon the
assumption that if the senate till should be
come a law mer.-baudise of like quantities
and values would be imported as was import
ed during the fiscal year 1887. This basis can
only be accepted as reliable where changes in
rates are not of such character as to neces
sarily cause increased or diminished importa
tions. With respect to articles add
ed to the free list, a reduction of revenue
to the amount previously derived therefrom
would lie certain and absolute. But in cases
of material clianges in rat-s on dutiable
articles and where articles now free are added
to tbe dutiable list, the effect would depend
upon a variety of conditions.
"Thus if rates be reduced to such extent on
articles succiissfully produced here as tn
destroy or seriously impair the domestic Dro-
rTfuoer sani1itv to compete vTitiT iite' fcrci"
producer, the result would be increased im
portations and probably increased revenue.
Un the other hand, where the rates upon
articles successfully produced bere are
materially increased, it is fair to assume that
the importations of such . articles would
decrease and the revenue therefrom diminish.
Where the rate upon an article is so in
creased as to deprive the foreign producer of
the power to compete viith the domestic pro
ducer, tbe revenue from that source will
cease altogether. With respect to articles
not produced, or not successfully produced
here and which we require for consumption,
increased rates of duty would result in a cor
responding increase of revenue (except as
modified by decreased consumption due to
higher cost). On the other hand, where rates
are reduced on articles we consume and the
like of which are not produced, or not suc
cessfully produced, here, a reduction in reve
nue corcvsiKMidiiig to the reduction in rates
would result (subject only to tbe oontingency
of increased use due to lower cost).
"Where articles, the like of which are suc
cessfully produced here, are transferred from
the free to the dutiable list, it is fair to assume
that the quantities imported would be ma
terially reduced. Where materials entering
into manufactures are exempted from duty
and a corresponding reduction in the rales on
such manufactures is made, tbe revenue there
from would naturally diminish by reason of
the increased advantage to the domestic pro
ducer and consequent decreased importations.
Whore the duty is increased on a material
used in a manufactured article imported and
also produced here, and a proportionate in
crease in rate is not made on the latter, in
creased importations of, and revenue from
such article will logically follow." '
The secretary gives illustrations of revenue
reductions and increases in the senate bill,
subject to the provisos mentioned in the rules
he lays down tor computing the increase or
decrease as given above.
THEY COMPLIMENTED WHITNEY.
Remarks In the Senate Relative to the
Construction of Our Navy.
Washington Citt, Feb. IS. The secre
tary of the navy received some compliments
la the xenste yesterday that will be very grate
ful to him, as they came from his political op
ponents. Plumb was the first to express him
self, and he iaid a generous tribute to the
present administration of the navy depart
ment Hale followed, and said that in five years
the United States would have the best navy
in the world. Much of the success which
had characterized the present adminis
tration of the navy department
to which he was glad to bear
testimony) had been owing to the hearty
holding up of the secretary's hands by a ma
jority of the senate opposed to him in poli
tics. The secretary had been careful in his
methods; he had encouraged American in
ventors, American enterprise and American
skill ; and now the United States had some of
the best ships that were to be found to-day on
the waters of the globe. The present secre
tary of the navy had been only able to launch
six or seven new ships, but his successor would
be able during the next four years to launch
fifteen or twenty, or twenty-five or thirty of
ine nnest armeo ana equipped ships on the
waters of the globe. Th-n the United States
would have the very best navy in the world.
The President Dines at Dlcklnnoa's.
Washington Citt, Feb. 13. Tbe presi
dent and Mrs. Cleveland were entertained at
dinner last evening by the postmaster gen
eral and Mrs. Dickinson. Tbe president occu
pied the seat on the right of Mrs.
Dickinson and Airs. Cleveland the
seat of honor at - the right of the
postmaster general Other guests were the
secretary of state and Miss Bayard, the sec
retary of the treasury and Mrs. Fairchild, the
secretary of war and Mrs. Endicott, the sec
retary of the navy and Mrs. Whitney, the
secretary of the interior and Mrs. Vilas, and
Dpeaaer ana airs, rariuue.
Bow They Got Around It.
ASEINGTON CITT, r eb. 13. The Senate
managed to please Chandler yesterday bv
leaving the name of Congressman Thomas, of
Illinois, out of tlie naval appropriation bill
which'in tbe shape it passed the house, pro
vided for a cruiser constructed "after plans
designed by Hon, John . R. Thomas, of
uiiaois, etc. ine way it waa done was by
changing the clause so as to read: "One
armored steel cruising monitor, of the type
approved ani recommended by a naval
board in their report to the secretary of tbe
navy, and by him referred to and approved
in his letter to the chairman of the committee
on naval affairs of the house of representa
tives, dated Jart 9, 1889, to be constructed
according to plans and specifications furnished
by the navy department, to be approved by
the secretary of the navy." The letter of the
secretary, referred to above.gjves Thomas the
credit or the plans, and this, perhaps, will
satisfy tbe Illinois statesman and naval
designer. ' -
The Congressional Summary.
Washington Crrr, Feb. 13. The senate
bad a five-minutes executive session yester
day after the morning business was concluded,
and then resumed consideration of the naval
appropriation bilL The pending amendment
was to strike out of the paragraph appropri
ating for an armored cruiser all reference to
Congressman Thomas ot Illinois as the de
signer, and It was adopted, the proposed de
sign being identified in such manner m to
avoid the mention of Thomas' name. The
bill was then passed, and after a debate as to
consideretii n the Texas bulldozing case was
taken up, and the debate was pending when
the senate adjourned.
Tbe house sent the bill appropriating money
to protect American interests in Panama to
the foreign affairs committee and tben pro
ceeded with the debate on the Suialls-Eliott
election case, the contestant among others
speaking on the question, but no action was
taken and at 6 :o0 the house ad juorned.
Chandler's Remarks on Thomas.
Washington Citt, Feb. 13. In advo
cating bis amendment to the uaval appropri
ation to strike out of the bill the reference to
Congressman Thomas, of Illinois, as the de
signer of an armored cruiser provided for,
Chandler in the senate yesterday said he had
doubts whether Thomas had done anything
whatever in the making of plans and specifi
cations, or whether Thomas had tbe skill and
ability to do so.
Here's a State of Thing.
Washington Citt, Feb, 1& Represent
ative Hatch who drew tbe bill that bas just
become a law, raising the department of
agriculture to the dignity of an executive
department, expresses the opinion that the
hill wipes out the office of commissioner and
that there is no office now connected with the
agricultural deiartment who is even em
powered to sign the pay-roll of the employes.
James Oliver a veteran of 1813, died at
Industry, Me., Tuesday, aged 96 years.
The recent riots in Rome have caused the
exodus of a large number of English and
American residents and sojourners.
Gov. Alger has about concluded the pur
chase of the Palmer mines five nales north of
Segaunee, Mich., the price being $800,000.
Commander-in-Chief Warner, of the O. A.
R., was banquetted at ' Boston Tuesday
evening by the Massachusetts aides of his
staff. The affair was informal.
The Brown murder trial at Mason City,
Iowa, ended Tuesday morning in a verdict of
not guilty. The prisoner, Mrs. Brown, heard
the verdict unmoved.
Editor O'Brien was taken to Killarney
Tuesday to answer another charge of vio
lating the crimes act. The case was con
tinued until Monday to give him an oppor
tunity to engage counsel
It is learned that the pope has declined to
encourage tbe aspirations of tbe Poles to
nationalism. This action will greatly facili
tate negotiations between the Vatican and
Russia, whether it was so designed or not
It is reported at New York that Chicago
has been selected as the seat of a great Bap
tist college, for the support of which an en-
endowment fund of $20,000,000 is to be raised.
ot wnicn John v. Kockereller, the Standard
oil man, wi'l contribute the greater portion.
A colored woman of Chicago declares; that
the little girl recently restored to Mr. and
Mrs. Redmond, whose child, Annie, was
stolm last Mav. i s-Aonieat. all, and was
in the Uurley woman's possession long before
Annie was stolen.
Tbe department of state has received notice
of the death of Thomas A. Robertson, con
sular agent of the United States at Fuerth.
Germany, on the 4th inst. Mr. Robertson
was a citizen of Missouri. He died of con
sumption, after an illness of several months.
The inventory of the estate of Miss Cath
erine Pierson, au eccentric character, who re
cently died at Richmond, Mass., aged about
80 years, foots up $450,00u, much to the de
light of the relatives, who knew that the old
lady was pretty well off, but did not expect
sucu a wind-talL
The Pope's Observations.
Roue, Feb. 13. The pope's allocution, pub
lished yesterday, refers to the position of tbe
church and the modern world. The powers
should now more than ever take common
cause with tbe church for the preservation of
peace. The sciences of war are not sufficient
to preserve the peace which ought to be ob
served by rendering to every one his riehts
and strictly adhering to the dictates of jus
tice. Want tbe Connecticut Mutual Investigated.
Indianapolis, Feb. 13. At a meeting vea-
terday of nearly a hundred Indiana nolicv
holders in tbe Connecticut Mutual Life In
surance comrany a resolution was adopted
declaring tbat probable cause has arisen for
investigation Into the affairs of the comnanT
at Hartford, and a committee of five was ap
pointed to call upon tbe auditor of Indiana to
demand of him to make such investigation.
The Deadly Unloaded Pistol.
WilkesbaRRE. Pa. Feb. 13. While a
number of young men were rehearsing a
border drama at the house of George Dimock
ai varDonaaie Monday night William Dim
ock. aed y VHflr-i nlpked nn m mrnlw fi-nm
a taaie ana laiany snoc Arnold UUta, wno
was actin? the Dart of a cawhov in tha nlnv
The pistol was supposed to be loaded with
Vntonist Meeting; ia Glasgow.
London, Feb. 13. An important confer
ence of Liberal and Radical Unionists was
lield at Glasgow yesterday, tbe attendance.
which was large, comprising many leaders ol
both factions. Among tbe other matter
upon which tlie conference took action it was
resolved tbat the maintenance of the legis
lative and executive union between Great
Britain and Ireland was a paramount consid
eration. It was the sense of the meeting,
however, tbat local government should be ex
tended to Ireland and Scotland in such a form
as to meet their respective requirementa.
Austin Chamberlain, son of Joseph Chamber
lain, was present and took an active part in
Glasgow, Feb. 13. Chamberlain, in a
speech to the Glasgow Unionists yesterday,
aeciarea lual tue go eminent ought to give
to the counti-y a constructive policy, which
should include free education, tbe extension
of the purchase act and the relief of the
French Agitation Did IU
ROME. Feb. lil It has heeu nrovml tl,t
the recent riots were instigated by French
Onii-iiM Fh is
board of trade to-day: Wheat - No. S March,
opened $1.05. closed $UMt; May. opened
$1.0ir, closed $l.ttg: July, opened Hic,
ellMBtl W1 Corn Nn 1M..W.I.
- ' . - - vvcuBU
U4Mc closed 34Ho; April, opened 34'c, closed
i⁣ May. opened Xic, closed 3Hi-H-'. Oats
May, opened 27 He, closed x7!c. Pork-
March opened $11.40. closed $11.30; May,
opened. $ll.!i7r4. closed $11.5 Lard -March,
opened $07V. closed fd.tii.
TVl m T T 1 i . . n .l.u.lr .aHt. . V. ..11 1
- ....... jmu, V ti, IU11UWIDK
prices: Hoks Market opened rather slow
1. J 1 . , ,. . . ,
iiu wea& miiu prii.-es aw luwer; ugai grades,
14 Alt;?. 1 Ml- Will v. nacLin,. J A'Vi A 1.. 1 -
lota, H-Vat.70; heavy packing and shipping
lota. S4.51KZ.4.U.1- !ttl.. Market .t.4..
beeves, poor to prime. $3 1U4.W: fair to
medium, $;.W4a.T5; cows. S1.4U&3.0O; stockera,
S&iedLSU. Sheep tjteady; muttons. S3.75a
wuiit, nmgrui, VTQH.tSIC
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
aj&7 per lb.: fancy dairy. l217c; p king
stock, lU10Hc. Lggs-btrictly fresh laid, nV
"7vv. w-Tnuuw aioca auq, lireseed
poultry-Chickens, ?2t8te per pound: turkeys,
lU&llc: ducks, NXJUc. geese, Se.SUQJ.OQ par
doc Potatoes Choice Burbanks. SU&So per
u.,ucuij vi neuron, dujfcjso; aarijr nosa,9Uc
sweet potatoes, tl.'S&Z.uO per bbl. Apples
Choice greenings. $101 .W per bbl. Cran
barriea Jpl.uu per buL
Va V T-
VNTi eat Irregular: So. 1 red state, 11.06;
No. S do Ml. V 1 .
- i .-w. suitor Marcn.
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Steady: lo- 2 mixed cash, 44c: do March.
do April. i3a$o: do May. A. Oats--bteady;
No. 1 while state, m&x No. do.
MLfL' "reu. hc: no May,
snXr P,vrs; "-
' , , " ' w. banana,
W83c Pork Dull: new mess, S134U&ijL
Lard-Dull; March. $7.10; April, WImT
IJMKtAAb. ri.Mt . I
w ". "-w a.u umaing; nrrsfiuu oeex.
steady; 6)7c V t; to-day's cable advices from
w oihbb uwu good
sheep. $i.6ua&75. Hogs-Market rttutSS
7 JTpland prairie, trU.
rotsinss tease c.
The finest carriages and buggies in
tbe city can be had at any bonr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avenffe.
. JOHN VOLE k CO,,
Sasli, Doors, Blinds,
Siding. Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wooi -Work
Eighteenth, St., between Third and Fourth avenue,
Tile Facir gs,
In great variety at
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Cor. Twentieth Stre
ITW - At; 4 Cr.Tf
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., Kock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Promts.
MT"Good delivered to any part of the city fr--e of charge.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
aVuTACTOftXB 07 0BACX1KS AID B.tCVITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best
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rVrought, Ct and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Brass Goods of every Jescriiu
IWbber Hose and Packing of all k Inda, Draw Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Office sad fihop No. 217 Eighteenth St.. ROCK BLAirD. ILL
ONLY iS.OO A DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
-" - " ot tbs latast aoTslOas ot the seasoa.
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1723, Second are., Gayford'iold studio, over McCabe's.
Third Ave., Rook Island.
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valnab!
The Aldine is constructed on
tiflo principles. Unlike say other guv.
it has a return rirwft; Ibis incurcs si I
and perf.ct combustion, ccnoruy off.-,
perfect ventilation, distribution of tec
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floor to ceilinsj. Burns bard or f t.
coal, and his Ave times the beatini;
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Riving full information.
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