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THE ROCK: TSI7AOT) ATtCTPB THUKSDAY, FEBRUABY 14, 1889.
THE DAILY VRGUS
JO-W . o TTER.
Thursday. Febhcjart 14 189.
The Capital Idea, of Sprinfleld, is al
ready looking ahead to the etate cam
paigns of 89 ) and '93. It predicts that
Hon. John K. T "inner will be the next
republican candidate for state treasurer,
aod that he will be nominated for gov
ernor in 1892. The Idta favors the nom
ination of Hon. John 0. Campbell, of
Streator, for at ate treasurer on the dem
ooratio ticket, with Prof. Henry Raab. of
Belleville, as his associate for the office of
superintendent of public instruction
This would be a good ticket, surely, and
one which every democrat In the state
would take pleasure in supposing.
A feetie Pieture.
Eugene Field, after quoting the extract
from Rev. Mr. Marquis' recent sermon
on dancing, so much commented upon
and beginning "The hour is late, there is
a delicious intoxication of motion and of
music,' etc, has the following allusion to
it In his "Sharps and Flats" column of
the Cbleago Daily New:
This has struck us so forcibly that we
have mae bold to paraphrase the rever
eod gentleman's poetic picture as fol
Th boar I 1st, and In the reins ,
8urgop anVry ocean
A though the blrad were but a flood
Of mure and of motion.
A lvrlh eenee of envious eye.
Observing loose embrace
Dispel the shame which Ilk a flam
bboald crimaou guilty face.
80 whirl the giddy hours way.
But stll the votary linij.rs;
Pertlngttnt hearts applaud ih art
Of nimbi want n flnerr.
Th- burnt n breath, the flruful eye,
. The bosom's r leut flutter
Bach pr'. to each tue lustful speech
Mo human tongue dar utter.
Next HVrk's Show.
The Beth Somtnerville company is to
present a series of floe plays at Harper's
theater all next week to popular prices.
The Dantilie Jlera'-d says:
The Beth Sommerville company opened
at the Armory last nigbt in a week of
repertoire plays, presenting for their in
itial piece, "Under the Gaslight." The
audience was simply immense, the seat
ing rapacity of the great hall being com
pleteiely taken, and a9 curly as 7:80
o'clock the standing room only" sltfn
wss displayed, the flit time in Danville
to the writer's recollection. The vast
audience was enthusiastic over the per
formanceatd encored every act. Miss
Sommerville comes up to all expectations
as an able actress, and received an able
support from the balance of the compa
ny. Tonight they will present the pat
rons of the Armory with a double bill,
"Lost in London," and concluding with
the laughable farce, " Rough Diamond!."
HAPPY II EAIITS.
IsmtftsmiM Mlanla Hofer te Mr.
Edoxkotok. Feb. 14. About fifty
relatives an1 Intimate acquaintances
assembled last evening at the resi
denceof Mr. and Mrs. John Hofer, of
Andalusia, to witness the marriage
of their beautiful and accomplished
daughter, Minnie, to Mr. Adam Stamra,
of Buffalo Prairie, a young man who well
merits the high esteem of his many ac
quaintances. The ceremony was per
formed at 8 o'clock by Rev. T. R. John
son, pastor of the Frexbyterian church of
this place. The bride was attended by
Miss Liszie Statnm as bridesmaid and
Misses Mint Boughton and Barbara
Stamm maids of honor, and Dr. D. De
pondrom. of Iowa City, acting as l est
man. The bridal couple Was greeted
with an array of fine and valuable
presents In testimony of the good
wishes of admiring and loving
friends. In the dining room was
spread a sumptuous supper which was
partaken of by all with a relish, and joy
was unrestrained. Toe thoughts of the
parents at parting with their daughter,
can be quelled only by the knowledae
that she is now with one that will cherish
and protect and fulfill her slightest wish.
Mr. and Airs. Stamm departed this
morning for Chicago and will visit other
points of interest before their return
The writer joins with the rest In wishing
this estimable couple a prosperous jour
ney through life and that the page on
which their sorrows are recorded may be
as one tiny leaflet in the history or our
Oae Lived 1m Roe It Island.
Rock Island. Feb. 14 In 1840 Philip
Bradley and wife came to Rock Island
from Galena. He resided in the lower
part of town. They were the parents of
the young Bradley whose recent tragic
end in Chicago so shocked the whole
community. They lived a year or two
here and then moved to Jackson county,
Iowa. Mr. Bradley held the office of
clerk in the circuit court a number of
years. I knew him well. He was an
educated, genial fellow. W.
IMPORTANT TO FARMERS.
Provided Tlinre I No M Intake Ttta Ilarb
Wlre Patent i Void.
St. Louis, Ft-b 14. The discovery hat
been mails here tliat the control of the tarbed
wire patent is not vested in nny American
firm or coporatiun, be-.'uu the device of
barbed wire wun ptirntnJ Iu Franco, to Louis
Janln.on April IV, 1805.
According to the Utw in this i.-ouutry this
voids the patent here, and the claim of cer
tain person for royalty undor the Glidden
and other barbed wire pntmiti are void, and
all the money paid to ttuim by the barbed'
wire manufacturers who had no interest in
the Glidden patents la believed to be subject
THE IOWA RAILWAY LAW-
Prominent Manager State Some of Their
Objection to It A Printing Bill.
Chicago, Feb. 14. Prominent railroad
officials In this city state that Judge Brewer1
dec ion which put into nil act the Iowa com-
mlasloners' schedule of rates has bad an ex
tremely demoralising effect on north western
traffic. The Iowa roads claim that all their
Iowa business is done at a loss, and
the adjustment of rates consequent upon
the adoption of the new schedule offers many
perplexing questions for solution. It Is esti
mated that the oom item of additional print
ing alone will amount to Kiuo.ooo. The net
loss to the railroads owing to the decision will
be at luaat 83,000,000 before next May.
Mr. John T. Dowell, commission mer
chant, 109 3. Charles street, Baltimore,
Md., writes: "I have been a great suf
ferer with pain in my back and kidnevs.
Hearing that Salvation Oil would relieve
me, I procured a bottle, tried It but a few
tunas, and It gave me complete relief.and
I haye not been troubled in this way
since, for lumbago ana neuralgia ar
lections, I consider It an excellent reme
"Smoke always tells the wsv the wind
blows." that's true. And the happy
woman, who was cured of chronic head
ache bv Usirjir Salvation Oil mrV, w.
excused for telling the good news to the
That Famous Battle
Between the Sluggers Myerand
EEOULAE DEL8AETEAN EXHIBITION
How to Monkey for Four Hoars Without
Hurting Kach Other Sixty-four Round
and Numerous " Smashes," but Nary
Knock Down Tho Sheriff Makes a Few
Raids, but Is Smoothed Over Tho Story
of the Groat Mill.
Chicaoo, Feb. 14. The Myer-McAulifte
"fight" did come off after all. It seems that
the oily Parson Davis managed to convince
the sheriff and other
peace officers that the
affair was merely an
illustration of Del
and the Parson told
no lie so far as the
actual fight was con
cerned; for when two men with reputations
as hard hitters such as the principals in this
affair have stand up for more than four hours
and for sixty-four rounds, and when they are
through hardly show a mark on their faces,
the b rmlessness of the exercise would mem
to need no further demonstration. And the
peace officers of North Judson took pains to
see that no harm was done. Tbey stayed in
the hall where the ring was pitched and
watched the sluggers closely, so closely that
the spectators became weary for a sight of
the "claret," and so pointed were their re
marks that Myer in an evil moment let out
and got in two quick blows, without, how
ever, starring the gore.
But he started something else, for at the
tw-' levonth round Sheriff Jones again ap
peuivu, and as he leaped through the ropes
his eyes Mased, and Referee MoDonald could
see without looking twice that the officer was
warm under the collar. Ha swore that he
would arrest every mother's eon inside the
ropes If he found that they were going beyond
what he termed a "sparring match." The
genial Mike cooled the irate officer's wrath,
and the fight progressed. This was again iu-
AT THE SCRATCH.
temipted a few moments later. The sheriff
was not satisfied that the match was simply a
"sparring contest," and he again apiinared. A
small riot was precipitated. Mr. Hennessey,
who is about six feet two inches In height and
broad in proportion, seized the officer and
lifted him over the ropes, dropping him none
too gently on the floor. The crowd below the
stage relieved Hennessey of his bur
den, and shot the sheriff into the
corridor and down the stairs. The room
rang with the cries of the Jubllnnt spectators,
but the rejoicing was premature. As soon as
Mr. Jones landed at the bottom of the stairs
he hustled out and called some of his deputies.
They returned to the hall and rushed up the
stairway. The man at the door was brushed
away like a fly, and the now thoroughly en
raged guardian of the peace jumped once
more to the stage. He had not gone farther
than the boards when somebody seized him,
and with the assistance of "Parson" Davies
hoisted the officer once more outside the ring.
Matters were becoming serious, and toe
"Par-oii," believing discretion to be
better part of valor, stepped
Into the hallway and patched up a truce.
The fight! We'l it was not worth a
nption. Occasionally the "Streator boy"
would get what some
of the reporters liked
to describe as a
"smash" in on Mac's
face, but the "sma-Hh"
must have been a very
weak member of the
family, for during the
whole fight there was
hardly a drop of blood
seen, nor did a single
knock-down go to the
credit of either of the
pugilist. The eastern
slugger was not far
behind in the "smash
ing," however, but
Darring m Bnw iirue lumps or swelling on
Myer 'a face was nothing to show for it Dur
ing the fight Parson Davies telegraphed to
the city as follows: "At the end of the for
tieth round about an even thing. Possibly
Alyar nas a shade the beat of It.
The thirty and odd rounds succeeding the
thirtieth bout were almost without incident,
the men simply coming together, shaking
their fists at each other, and making harmless
peases. At the end of the sixty-third round
the two combatants were apparently as fresh
as when they finished their tenth round, and
were Joking and laughing at each other's
fruitless efforts to find soft spots. The sixty
fourth round was finished, and Mike Mc
Donald declared the fight a draw. The men
shook hands and went to their dressing-moms
laughing, with but few marks on their fanes
MoAuliffe, although he was probably as
hard if not harder hit than his opponent,
showed very few marks on his fnce. Myer1
countenance was a little swelled at the tem-
Sles and around the eyes, but aside from that
B was perfectly fresh.
A telegram from North Judson gives an
other view of the affair, and says Myer led
but four times, and acted on the defensive all
the time until McAuliffe became disgusted
and complained: "I can't hit him. He wont
give me a fight." Mac did all the leading in
the first ten rounds, and from then on Myer
gave him a foot race. Myer wjs not running
any chances. All Streator and the mining
towns about it had hacked him for thousands
of dollars, and In some cases his friends mort
gaged their homes In order to bring money to
the ring side. It would have been disastrous
for him to lose. His chances for success were
not the best, A draw was possible, and that
Is what the little fellow played for and won.
This nettled McAuliffe, but otherwise the
half-starved, half-frozen, sleepy-eyed specta
tors were pleased with the decision, which
killed what at one time appeared to be an in
Btkbator, His., Feb. 1. Billy Myer re
turned to Utreator at 6 o'clock yesterday aft
ernoon and was met at the depot by a crowd
numbering nearly 1,000. He was feeling la
tb best of spirit, He expressed his willing
ness to accept the invitation of the Califor
nia Sparring club to meet McAuliffe for a
finish tight In Ban FTancisoo for any amount,
either Marquis of Queensbury or London
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
Proceeding Is Dllnol, Indiana. IHIcMe
SPBXNOFIBXJ), Ills., Feb. 14. Sheet pro
hibition resolution was got to a vote in the
senate yesterday and the result was Us fail
ure tor lack of a two-thirds vote, the tally
being, yeas. 94; nays, SO; absent or not vot
ing, 7. In the nay vote were 10 Republicans,
8 Democrats, and 1 Union Laborite. A bill
was introduced for the prohibition of th
manufacture and sale of intoxicants, and one
to restrict the powers of cities, towns and
villages in licensing dram shops; also one to
authorise towns and townships to
establish free libraries. The house went
into committee on the drainage bill, and was
addressed by Mayor Roche, of Chicago, who
explained the purposes and operation of the
proposed canal He also was pot through a
a pretty lively, questioning. In answering
which he was assist d by Engineer Cooley
and Commissioner lliley. Engineer Cooley
said the extra water put into the Illinois river
would not raise the level more than two or ,
three feet above the nrnsant level of the DOol !
at Lasalle. This mi.tter took up the whole
Indianapolis, Fel. 14. The state senate
passed all of yesterday in a discussion over
the bill to take the at pointment of oil inspec
tor out of the governor's hands, and it went
to engrossment. When a rule was adopted
that speeches be United to five minutes,
Johnson gave notice that he would speak
more than that time when he felt like it
and take all the lesponslbflity therefor.
The house passed the appropriation of $187,
500 for a hospital for the feeble-minded, and
sent an anti-Pinkerton bill to engrossment
The majority repoit Democratic of the
committee against kal option and high li
cense was adopted, killing that movement
The bill regulating telephone charges was re
ported favorably; a Mil authorising the state
to borrow $300,000 lor legislative expenses
Madison. Wis., Feb. 14. Another flood of
remonstrances against the Taylor railway bill
was let loose yesterday in the legislature, and
many petitions for a local option bill Bills
were introduced: to dispose of the $500,000 di
rect tax when we get ft back as a fund tc
support the Soldiers' home at Wapoe; pro
viding that employer shall pay for damages
done employes by otter employee; regulating
telephone rates; peri lifting semi-annual pay
ment of taxes; taxii.g sleeping and parlor
cars $4 per $100 of tfross re eipts, and tele
graph lines 25 per cer t. mora than at present
Lansino, Mioh., Feb. 14. Among the
bills Introduced in th. legislature yesterday
were the following: Providing a board to
esamlne physicians id license the compe
tent (the board is to te composed of old school
Homceopnthio and electrie physicians);
regulating the price of 1,000-mile railway
tickets and sleeping iind palace car accom
modations; providing for a state arbitration
board to settle labor troubles; to compel cor
porations to sell all It nd In six months which
they have held for te;i years. A bill imposing
a state tax of $1,000 on circuses was killed.
WE TAKE THEM ALL IN.
Onr Naturalization Laws a I.lttle Too Lib
eral for Oar Good.
Washington Crrr. Feb. 14. Oates, in re
porting the Oates naturalization bill to the
house yesterday, accompanied it with a re
port from the commlrtee urging its passage.
Existing law, the report says, allows any
alien on his arrival in this country, though
wholly illiterate and grossly ignorant of it
laws and institutiot s, to declare his inten
tion to become a citizen of the United Stab
and to renounce allegiance to any foreign
power, and particularly to that one to which
he then owes allegiance. No proof whatever,
not even his own oath, is required to show
that he is a fit or pre per person to become a
citizen. He may be a notorious thief, mur
derer, outlaw. Anarchist, polygamist, leper,
or hardened criminal, and yet our law allow
him, by making this affidavit before
a clerk of the court (an obliga
tion which such a character would
regard as a mere form and not binding),
practically all the benefits of citizenship
within the United States. In some instances
aliens owing military service to their native
countries come to the United States and re
main until they are naturalized, then return
to their native land where they reside in
definitely, owing ft no allegiance, but claim
ing protection of the United States, while
rendering tbem no se -vice. This and similar,
practices have in vol red this government in
complications abroal which caui Presi
dents Arthur and Cleveland respectively tc
recommend to congrs the revision of our
There is nothing in the law, says the re
port, to deny citizer ship even to idiots, in
sane, paupers, crimin als or others who have
come into the United States in flagrant vio
lation of our immigration laws. It is an
anomaly and utter iicongruity that a sub
ject of a foreign govt rnment can come into
the United States agiiinst their will and in
violation of their law , and then after a resi
dence of five yea's, it may be upon
a homestead which the United States
gives him upon the public domain,
he can prove by bis own oath that dur
ing the last year of his residence he has be
haved as a man ol good moral character,
attached to the princ plee of the constitution
of the United States, and well disposed to
the good order and happiness of the same,
and thereupon be ndjudgrd a citizen and
clothed with all the honor and benefits in
The bill reported, the committee think,
will, if it become a law, remedy the evils
above referred to tjid perhaps others not
named, and will do no injustice to any one
and impose no ha -dship upon the honest
alien emigrant who is worthy of becoming a
That British Ixtradltlon Treaty.
Washington Crrr, Feb. 14. The history
of the British extradition treaty in the senate
was made public ytsterday that is it was
formally made public There is nothing new
in the history all c f it except the votes on
the different proposals made in regard to it
has been published pretty much as it oc
curred. After all the amendments had
been voted on the vote for ratifica
tion was as follows Blackburn, Cockers 11,
Faulkner, Fry a, Oecrge, Hampton, Hawley,
Hoar, Jones of Art ansae, Payne, Ransom,
Sawyer, Sherman, aid WalthalL The vote
against striking out the dynamite clause was:
Blair, Chace, Chamller, Davis, Edmunds,
Evarts, Farwell, Mitchell, Morgan, Rlddle
berger, and Wilson t f Iowa.
Another Record for Le Caron.
Washington Citt, Feb. 14. The Star
last evening said: Henry Le Caron, the
British spy, who haj been doing so much
swearing In the Pa mall investigation, has
a war record in America which is spread out
on the records of the war department. . Be
fore his name is mat ked "coward aad muti
neer." He was a member of the famous Com
pany B, Fourteenth Pennsylvania cavalry,
wnicn was organized as a uoay guard to Gen.
Thomas, and part of which mutinied when
ordered into the fight at Murfreesboro He
was one of the 500 mutineers who were con
fined in the penitent ary, jail and work-bouse
Will Please the Woman Suffracists.
Washington Cttt, Feb. 14. Manderson
introduced In the seiate yesterday two bills
relating to the elect ve franchise. The first
provides that all cititens having the qualifica
tions required for ths most numerous branch
of any state or terrll orial legislature, shall be
allowed to vote at ar y election for represents
tive or delegate with out distinction as to sex.
The second proposes to amend the first, sec
ond, and twenty-third sections of the act to
enforce the right of citizens to vote by insert
ing before the phraj"raee, color, or previous
condition of servitude" the word "sex."
Will Not Enconn ge the Silk Industry.
Washington Crrr, Feb. 14. The bouse
committee on agricu Iture has agreed to report
unfavorably a bill, rntroduced by Thompson
of California, for tie development and en
couragement of silt culture in the United
States, under the su r vision of the commw-
riooer of agriculture An appropriation of
$100,000 was asked to carry out the purposes
or the bill.
Colman I Seer 5t of Aerloulture.
Washington City. Feb. 14 The senate
last evening in seer it session confirmed the
nomination ofyNornian J. Colman to be sec
retary ox agriculture, a number or postr
masterswere confirmed ibi and Tra M
Krutz, of Indianaptlle, to be register of the
tana omce, at norm x axima, v . I.
Oar Base BallUts In Bone.
RoHB, Feb. 14. 1 he government consent
ed to give the use of the Cokweum to the
American baas ball 'ilayers, but it baa been
found that the dangsrous state of the gal
leriss precludes ehe idea of playing In the
arena. Doubts are pressed whether thepo-Ucengnla-ons
of Borne, resulting from the
recant riots, wm pre vent the American: play
inghare. The team I arrived at Brindisi on
Resorted to the Mace.
The Emblem of Authority Pa
raded in the Housf.
A WILD LOT OF STATES SEN.
Quite a Turbulent Time Over the Small
Elliott Case The Latter Confirmed In
the Seat Formal Coantlns; and Declara
tion of the Electoral Vote Harrison,
SSS; Cleveland, lS Our Naturalization
Law and Their Weak Points.
Washington City, Feb. 14. The south
ern question was debated in the house yester
day with some of the old-time warmth, and
at the close of the debate the members must
have been forcibly reminded of former scene
in the chamber. The Srnalls-Elliott contest
was the cause of the diversion. Hemphill of
South Carolina began the debate with a
speech in which he charged that the north
did not treat the negro with that respect and
fairness that gave it the right to rebuke the
south. No man with a tinge of color In his
blood bad been elected to congress from that
section and he had never known a colored
man in the north who had the assurance or
presumption to suppose that they would elect
him to office even If he did aspire to it. Con
tinuing, Hemphill said that he proposed to
show from a Chicago paper, published in 1887,
that a colored man had not as many rights
in Chicago as in Mobile and New Orleans.
Adams of Illinois demanded specifications.
Hemphill quoted from the paper to show
that in Chicago a colored boy could not get
Into a trades union, and could not learn to be
a mason or a carpenter.
Adams Neither can any American boy.
If that's so," exclaimed Hemphill, "Chicago
is worse than I thought it was." Laughter.
He referred to several other instances of al
leged discrimination against the negro in the
north, and concluded with the advice that the
north bad better do some missionary work,
particularly on the question of honesty in
Lafolette of Wisconsin said that the gentle
man from South Carolina Hemphill, in hit
excursion through the north, had demon
strated one thing, that in the centres of
Democracy and ipnorance in the north the
behavior towards the negro was Just the same
as it was in the south.
Lodge of Massachusetts said that the argu
ment of the gentleman from South Carolina
Hompblll was the old, old argument that
"you're another." He knew very well that
there had been a time when the north had
bowed to the dictates of the south and
had wronged the black man just as much as
the south had done. There might be in
stances of race prejudice in the north. If
there were every right-thinking man in the
north regretted them and wished to bavc
them stopped. But that did not excuse the
refusal of the right of suffrage in the south
ern states. There must Unfair elections in the
south and hi the north, in the east and In the
west. The north bad been too careless, too
tolerant, too easy-going, and this debauchery
of the election, this striking at the funda
mental right, were creeping in and were get
ting dangerous, and the people of the north.
who for the last ten years had passed It by
uuheeded, had come within the last six
months to take an entirely uew and just view
of the subject. It was the determination of
the Republican party and of the north to se
cure free elections.
Tarsney of Michigan said that he must pro
test against the assumption by the Repub
licans that they were the solo guardians of the
colored man. The highest law he knew was
the constitution and his own understanding.
and when the Republicans insisted that this
colored man was entitled to a seat iu this
house they were in error.
Crisp of Georgia, in concluding the"argu-
ment for the majority of the committee.
denied the truth of the general statements
that had been made touching election out
rages in the south. The Republicans did not
understand that a great majority of the
colored men of the south cared very little
which party was in power; that they were
utterly indinereut to the great issues that oc
cupied gentlemen in the north. The majority
of the committee had endeavored to try this
case according to the evidence. The minority
put at delianoe all rules of evidence and
began and ended their statement with news
paper articles. Against the unsworn state
ment of the gentleman from Massachusetts
Lodge, be wished to place the sworn state
ment of that other Massachusetts gentleman,
Mr. Bowies who was now living in South
Johnston of Indiana tried to interrupt the
speaker, but Crisp replied to him with the re
mark that the gentleman was Imitating the
tactics of Smalls. In a state where they re
sorted to "blocks of five'' perhaps they had
better look at home before they went abroad.
This remark brought the Indiana Republicans
to their feet. Crisp declined to permit inter
ruptions, and in the midst of the uproar his
Then a scene of intense tumult and con
fusion ensued. During the delivery of Crisp's
speech the main aisle of the house had become
thronged with members of both parties, who
kept up an incessant demand for the regular
order. The speaker pro torn, attempted
vainly to quell the tumult, which
was gradually assuming the proportions
of a riot. He was finally obliged to call
upon the sergeant-at-arms. That official,
armed with the silver mace of authority,
proceeded up the main aisle scattering the
member on all sides, but even with his as
sistance it was many minutes before the pre
siding officer could bring the body to a state
of comparative quiet Then Crisp asked
leave to extend his remarks In The Record,
but Johnston of Indiana objected unless he
could be given the same permission In an
swer, he said, to the fling made against his"
state by the gentleman from Georgia. At
Rowoll's suggestion, however, leave was
granted to Crisp to print and Johnson again
came forward with his request, but O'Fer
rall of Virginia objected.
THE DAY'S WORK IN CONGRESS.
Count of the Electoral Tote aad Other
Matters Attended to.
Washington Citt, Feb, 14. The senate yes
terday passed the joint resolution authorizing
the heirs of Rear Admiral Baldwin to receive a
snuff-box set with diamonds from the czar of
Russia. The conference report on the diplo
matic bill was agreed to, and the house bill
granting the St Paul, Minneapolis, & Mani
toba railway right-of-way through the White
Earth Indian reservation was passed. At
12:55 the senate repaired to the hall of the
house to witness the count of the electoral
vote, and npon returning, resumed considera
tion of the Texas bulldozing resolution, and
Evarts spoke, making a statement of the
homicides which brought about the investiga
tion. Coke then obtained the floor, the senate
went into executive session, and when the
open seson was resumed, adjourned.
Severn pension vetoes were received by the
house. The proposed bill to amend the na
turallzation laws was reported. At 18 9 the
An Express Mee tiger Killed.
Gai.k8bpbo, 111., Feb. 11 Express train
No. 15 on the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy
was badly wrecked last night at St Augus
tine, a few miles south of here, by coming in
collision with a freight train which was run
ning on too short time and failed to make the
switch. An express messenger named Whlf
fen was caught in the ruins and instantly
killed. The forward brakeman of the pas
senger train was slightly hurt, as was also
Conductor Bronson of the freight train.
Capt. Bonfield Besl(
Chicago, Feb. 14. Police Inspector John
Bonfluld, who was suspended from duty by
the mayor some days since, pending an inves
tigation of the charges brought against him
by The Chicago Times, handed his resigna
tion to Mayor Roche yesterday In a caustic
letter charging, in effect, that ha has been
made the victim of the mayor's political as
pirations, as his continuance in office would
have arrayed the Anarchists, gambler, etc.,
against the mayor.
A. quarter don't go far a quarter
strawberries for instance.
Dark Lantern Work.
Adopted by Many Chicago
Knights of Labor.
DEAD SECRESY THE WATOHWOBD.
A Windy City Paper Makes a Discovery
George Schilling; Leadius; a Host ol
Knight Back to First Principles A
Brief Statement of Their Objects and In
tention An Attempt to Pump the lead
ing Organizer Falls.
Chicago, Feb. 14. The Herald says: A
revolution, of which the general public has
learned little or nothing, has been going on
in the Knights of Labor organization for
months. The movement has changed the
status of many of the local assemblies here,
but the storm did not reach the public ear.
George Schilling has had charge of the move
ment in this city, and so carefully has he
guarded it that no one outside of the secret
knew of it, until by chance yesterday the
whole thing became known to The Herald
reporter. The astonishing part of the affair
is that such a radical measure could be car
ried to the extent it has in secret The
only explanation for this is in the fact that
the basis of the movement was a secret in
itself. Very soon after the Indianap ills con
vention the work of reorganizing the knights
on a secret plan was begun and has continued
until the present time. The bulk of the as
semblies, it is claimed, have gone back to
"first principles," and, dropping all con
nection with Powdorly's general executive
board, have reorganised onth? secret plan.
At the Indianapolis convention many of the
members felt that while they could not in
dorse the wild notions of Tom Barry neither
could they accept Powdorly's administration.
Some of those in attendance got together,
and after attempting to discover what was
wrong and to devise a remedy they came to
to the conclusion that the whole trouble lay
in the fact that the order had doparted from
its original principles of secrecy,
and that the only remedy was in
a return to those paineiples. Almost
immediately after the convention there
was a secret conference of the men in New
York, and again, not many weeks ago, they
gathered in Cincinnati. At the latter con
ference a plan was proposed by George
Schilling which was agreed to. It was to tho
effect that local assemblies of the knights all
over the United States and Canada should,
as far as possible, be induced to reorganize on
the secret plan, throwing off affiliation with
the general executive board and setting up
under a modus operandi that should be un
known outside of the order.
The Cincinnati conference appointed a pro
visional executive board and named a new
general master workman, and the latter was
authorised to send out to trustworthy seekers
for information regarding the character of
the new movement a private circular, which
states that the writers have not founded a
new order, but refoundod the original order,
and its objects are, as were those of the found
ers of the K. of L. twenty years ago, "to abol
ish poverty and to place industry on a scien
tific basis." The order, the cinrular says, has
been diverted from these objects, and the
purpose of the writers is to return to first
principles. The circular continues:
"We started out with the intention of ao
complisbing three things first, to agitate;
second, to organize; third, to educate our
selves and fellom--workingmen, We consider
the first of those purposes has alone been ac
complished; the second only partially so; the
third has len entirely overlooked, if not
willfully neglected. We therefore
find ourselves, after a lapse of nearly twenty
years, comjielled to continue the work
of agitation, strengthen and perfect
organization and commence the work
of education. An education
which shall se ure liberty for all and present
to the world a spectacle which it has never
yet beheld a free man in an industrial state.
We believe in secrecy, and so do
those wbo hypocritically profess to oppose It
We are convinrmi that th nres.
ent disruption of the order has arisen because
of a departure from the original method of
selecting members, and, having admitted
them by election, looking to numbers rather
"We have seen what'extravagonce has been
practiced In the past Men have left useful
employments to lire as parasites upon the
pennies contributed by the workers.
We ars of the opinion that a man wbo will
not devote his time to the cause of labor's
emancipation for the same wages which he
receives from a boas is not the man wbo is
desirous of helping his fellow-man.''
The address given to the writers of the
above is box 834 Philadelphia. It now trans
pires that George Schilling and five others,
whose names have not yet come to light, ar
the organizers of the new movement
They claim that in Chicago alone more than
a score of assemblies have cut off all communi
cation with the general executive board, and
have organized as a part of the new secret or
der. The work is done in this way: The secret
organizer picks out ten anti-Powderly men
parties whom he can trust These ten organ
ize with a new charter on the secret plan, with
a secret name, under the most binding obliga
tions. Then the ten charter members feel their
way with the other members and lead them
into the secret order by twos and threes, in a
quiet way, until they have captured a major
ity. Then they go back into the old assembly
long enough to vote it out of existence.
An attempt was made yesterday to induce
George Schilling to talk on this subject, but
without success. He was asked:
"Are the Knights of Labor reorganizing on
the secret plan f
I cannot answer."
"Who represents the new movement in
Philadelphia with P. O. box as his ad'
"I cannot answer."
"Is this movement against PowderlyT
"I cannot answer. You see, my dear fel
low, that a secret is a secret Understand!"
From other sources, however. It was learned
that the attemp to reorganise the knights Is
going on dally. The doings of the order are
absolutely secret Not so much as its name
will be known, much less the name of its of
ficer and the exact location of its assemblies
and their proceedings.
A Will That Should Stand.
Dover, N. H., Feb. 14. The trial of the
Hiram Barker will case, in which nearly 1,000,
000 is Involved, began bare ye lord ay. The
will provides that Hiram Barker, son of the
testator, shall receive $5,000 yearly until his
death ; that If he keeps sober ten years he can
draw 250,ouo at the expiration of that period.
and a like amount on similar conditions at the
end of each succeeding ten years. If he gets
intoxicated once he loses all. The son will
try to show that his father was iusane; also
tnat he was unduly Inn us need. Georm N.
Eastman, of Concord, the drafter of tb will.
testified that Barker was of sound mind at
the time he signed the will and codicils in
1S8D and 1880, although he was partially par
senate w announced and the two houset
went into joint station to count the electoral
rotes, and that finished the Smalls-Elliott
contested election case was resumed and after
an acrimonious debate a vote was reached
and Uiott wa declared entitled to the seat
by a party vote) of 143 to 126, except that
Wilson of Minnesota, and Russell of Mas
sachusetts voted with the Republicans.
There was a good deal of interest in the
formal count of the electoral vote and the
house chamber was crowded both on the floor
and in the galleries, except the president's
and diplomatic gallta-ies. The senate marched
into the chamber a minute or two before
lpm. Ingalla took his seat at the right of
the speaker and presided. The tellers Sen
ators Manderaon and Harris and Represent
atives Baker and Ermen trout took their
places, and beginning with Alabama the
whole list was duly gone through with, and at
the conclusion the tellers made the announce
ment that Harrison and Morton bad received
SSS and Cleveland and Thurman 168 votes,
whereupon the presiding officer of the senate
repeated the announcement and declared
Harrison and Morton elected president and
vioe-prasident respectively of the United
States for four years frotn the 4th of March
next - ' .
CoL Ruth Goshen, Barnnm's giant, died of
dropsy Wednesday at New York. He
weight about 630 pounds.
A fire at Honeedale, Pa., Tuesday night,
destroyed three stores and damaged a num
ber of dwellings. Loss, 30,000. J
iuji riwnit'K wui write a uook, or
rather eompilo the memoirs of ii'er husband,
Emperor Frederick, in four occ!o volumes.
The new court house at Donaldson ville, La.,
Just completed at a cost of f-J0O0, was
burned Wednesday and many valOble rec
ords were destroyed.
The liabilities of W. M. Browne & Co.,
wool dealers of Boston, are stated at $86,000
and assets at $10,500. A committee of cred
itors has been appointed.
Bartholomew Coffey, agent of the Umatilla
Indians in Oregon, has been removed by a
special agent of the interior department on a
charge of falsifying his vouchers.
The Woman's Relief Corps of Massachu
setts has perfected arrangements to erect a
home for soldiers' widows and orphans and
indigent soldiers and their wives at a cost of
The Washington Star says that the Thur
low cast steel gun which apparently stood
the government test last week, developed
certain defects which will probably result in
a report in favor of the built-up gun after
The citizens of Manchester, England, have
arranged to give a banquet In honor of Mr.
E. J. Hale, United States consul at that city,
on Monday evening, Feb. 16. Lord Tatton
will preside, and the address to Mr. Hale will
be presented by the earl of Derby.
Sidney Bartlett a prominent and still ac
tive member of the Boston bar, observed his
90th birthday Wednesday. Although ten
years the senior of Gladstone he is daily
arguing complicated cases with the same
lucidity as in former years. It is said he has
a yearly practice of $100,000.
Capt James Drury, of Pittsburg, Pa., says
he knows Le Caron, the witness in the Par
nell case, and that the said Le Caron forged
the captain's name to a receij t and drew $18
in witness fees for him once. He also says
Le Caron swindled a threshing machine com
pany of Chattanooga, Tenn., out of $3,000.
A DESTRUCTIVE EARTHQUAKE.
Costa Rica Lose S9.000.000 in Property
and Some Lives.
Panama., Feb. 14. On the night of Dec.
29 a loss of over $2,000,000 to property was
done by a violent shock of earthquake w hieh
extended through San Jose, Heredia, Baba,
Santa Barbara, San Rafael de Heredia,
Grecia and Santa Domingo in Costa Rica. In
San Jose not a single house escaptxl injury.
Many are not safe to live iu, while a number
are completely wreckeiL At La Lagund a
most extraordinary geological phenomenon
took place and the earth has assumed the ap
pearance of a rough sea. The father of a
family and four of his children were buried
together, while the mother and her young
child wore thrown by the motion of the earth
a distance of 1,000 metres, although she says
she be.lieves the earth swallowed her and then
ejected her where she was found. Here the
hills have changed their positions and the
ground is full of cracks.
Note from Harrison' Home.
Indianapolis, Feb. 14. Ex-Governor
Pierce, of Dakota, and Congressman Eliott
NeiiieriiiKbaus, of St Louis, were visitors at
the residence of Gen. Harrison yesterday, but
neither made a protracted stay.
Mrs. Harrison gae her closing reception
yesterday aiternoon, and 100 or more ladies
txk advantage of the occasion to pay their
resjiects. The reception was entirely in
formal The Drcsiilent-ler-t now in .r-
lor but a few momenta during the afternoon.
Mrs. Harrison received a handsome doll
yesterday, which was voted to her at a fair
Annie Redmond's Kidnappers.
OniCAGO, Feb. 14. Harry Gurley and his
wife, who kidnapped and maltreated little
Annie Redmond, were held yesterday to the
criminal court for trial, in $5,000 bonds each.
Mrs. Parsons, Gurley's mother, will be further
examined iu police court on Saturday next,
and her husband Was discharged.
Itoad Sure of Warner Miller, Now.
Baltimore. Md.. Feb. 14. The A
Washington special last night states positively
that Hon. Warner Miller, of New York, has
been offered and has accented the oosition of
secretary of agriculture in President-elect
The Weather We May Kxpect.
WaSHISOTOS Citt. Feb. 14. Tho indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yesterday ar
as follows: For Indiana Fair weather, ex-
DortheMslerly wind, beueming variable. For
weather; northerly winds. For Iowa Light
rain or anow; warmer weamer. roiioweo. uy
colder; northerly winds. For Illinois- liht
rain or snows; warmer weather; northerly
Chicago, Feb. 13.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade to-dsy: Wheat No. 2 May.
openea lu, closed fl.us; July, opened Mjfce,
closed VU44C. tJorn No. S March, opened
84sc closed VAc; April, opened and closed
Vf(C; May, opened closed 35$c. Oats-
May, opened ZiH closed 7J4-?ijc. Pork
March opened , closed 11.1214; May,
opened. $11.40, closed $11.?$. Lard-March.
opened IW.'iZ, cicaml W.iTMi.
The Union stock yards reports the following
prioes: Hogs Market upened fairly active
and firm and prices 5c higher; light grades,
$4.60314.85; rough packing. $4.4&4.&, mixed
lots, $4.5.V&4.75; heavy packing ami shipping
lots, 54.ftxa4.Ttt. Cattle Market weak, lower.
beeves. J3.& .4.65: bulk, $3.5003.75; cows, $1.75
ps.iu: stocknrs and feeders. J(33.4a Sheep
Firm; native muttons, S3.&0&&.00; corn-fed
westerns, $4.4034.70; lambs, 65.00518.25.
rroauce: nutter r sncy Elgin creamery.
Sttffiw per lb.; litncy dairy, 13SjdTc: packing
stock, l(i10c. Eggs Strictly fresh laid, 13a
uc; jce-iioiioe stock 10c. Dressed
poultry Chicken, T&Sic periiound: turkeys.
iuiio: bucks, HiJic. geese. u.X&7.tw par
do. Potatoes-Choice Burbanks, 3U&!o per
bu.; Beauty of Uebron.HOUc; fcarly Kose,aC4
sweet potaUies. H.Ta&tM per bbl. Apples
Choice greenings. Sl.uUjjtl.HU per bbl. Uraa-
Uornes-VLUU per bbl.
New York Fh IS
Wheat Irreetilar-. Nn. 1 red Mat ai rat
No- do. $LlWo; No. red winter May!
ci.wk in; do june. i.ui4; do July, BTc bid.
torn Steady; JSo. mixed cash. 444c: do
aiarcu, mc; uo April. ty-o: do May, 431$.
vntis-oieauy; r'o. 1 white state, DUVsc; No.
ao, .'c: No. 2 mixed February. 3Wc:
do March. 31c bid: da Mv. l-lic live-Dull.
Barley-Quiet. Pork-Dull; new mesw. S13.U0
313.23. ijir-i-Quiet; February. 17.1K; March,
$7.0U; April. $7.ua.
Live Slock: Cattle Dull, but firm; ordinary
to choice steers. l3.iKa4.?.t; ordinary to choice
bulls, $1 Sheep and Lambs Market dull;
fraction lower; ordiniry to prime sheep. 4a
6.80 V ItU xs; ordinary to prim lambs, $6a7.7&.
Hugs-Live hog, steady; 85Ji.6u.
Toledo, Ohio. Feb. 13.
Wheat-Cash. 98W5UI.U2; May. 08Jc bid;
July, MJttc Corn-Cash, SSc; May. &to;
bid. Oats-Cash. tto: May, aVo bid.
Clover seed Cash and February. $5.20; Marsh,
Hay Upland prairie, $7aa.
y-Tinioui new Sta8.U0.
Ray Wild, & :ou&f6 a,.
Potato . S685c
STATE OF ILUNOI9, M
Hock iuro CorKTr
In the Circuit Court; In Chancery.
Charles K. Welling v William H. Edwtrdn.J. h.
Davison, Nette H. Dsvtaon. Fred Edwards. Ella
Magill. Willis M. K wards and Samuel Bowls.
For, closure General 3o IJK.
Notice Is hereby given that bv virtue of a de
cree of said coert, entered in the above entitled
caae,on the lvthdsy of January, A. O. 1889. 1
shall, on Saturday, the Mtta day of Marco, A. D.
1889. at the hoar of 1 o'clock in the afternoon,
at th north door of the court house. In the city
of Bock Island, In said coanty of Bock Island, to
f atiafy said Uacree, ell at public vendoe, to the
highest and b t bidder for cash, I boo certain
Creel of lnd. sltust in th county of Rock
land sod state of Illinois, known and described
as lollows, to-wit:
Lots Ho. on (1) and two (2) to black No. two
(B) la Wood's second (id) addition to the town
(now city) of Moline.
Datodat Bock Ixland, LUlnoii, thl 13th day of
February, A. IKS).
ester la Chaaoery, Rock Island Co.. IU.
Wv. -si, Complf Sol'r. . 14-d30t
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.
JOHN YOLK 4 CO.,
Sash., Doors, -Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinda of Wood '
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenne,
Tile Facir gs,
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Stre
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKE MY,
1109 Third Ave., Kock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts.
Good delivered to any part of the city fr e of charge.
JT. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
A-UFACTtJI OF 0EA0XI1I AD BUCFITf.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
VipscisliK: The Christy "OTITXI" s th CtrUt? WAR.H
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Plumbine, Steam and Gas Fitting
- Kn wles -team Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
r?roni;ht. Ct and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Brasa Goods of every ie&crl(tk4
frit'ber Hose and Packing of all kinds, Draia Tile and Bewer Pipe.
Offlre aid 8hop No. 1 17 Eighteenth St. ROCK IBLAlfD. ILL
ONLY 2.00 j. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA, PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
sua have some of the Utst novelties of th season.
; HAKELlEtt, Proprietor and Artist.
fo. 1723, Second ave.Gayford's old studio, over McCabe'a.
Third Ave., Rock Island.
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuable
The Aldine U constructed on &i itu
tiflc print iplea. Unlike sny other j:rii!c
ithttga return dmlt; this injures sluw
and perfect comrjuBtion. f cnomy of fufi,
perfect veniilstioo. distribution' of hut
and equn'ir tio;i of temperature from
floor to oeilini;. Burns hard or soft
coal, atd hs live times the hentin.!: ca
pacity of any r.thir grate on the nmrkt
Call or examine or send for circuKr
giving full information.
DAVIS & CAMP. Agents,
Sterling Silver and Plated War;,
Gold-Headed Canes, Sjj'-iacl-s
other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second .1 venue.
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