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THE BOOK TBKAyP ATttTCTS F HID A Y. FEBRUARY 15, 1889.
THE DAILY VRGUb
Ffti'v Fkbkcary 15 "fft
illxaoi-' UnuO Law
The Illinois g.m-' In no i effect,
forbids th shoot ir ft litliirK ors-lling
of any gsroe, txi'pt wt-r fil. ancb a
geese, duck nr-brnoi. sn.l on tbe lti vf
May theTf,v''''P h"'i-K those rvaaes
for tbe mmsco The Uw provides a fln
of Dot lets limn $20 or more than t40 for
each bird found In jour possession, or
having been shot by you, or upon oon
payment, ten dsys In tbe connty jail for
each bird .
So far as tbe general public is informed
but two cabinet ministers have so far been
definitely decided upon by President-elect
Harrison. Tbey are Blaine, for secretary
of state, tnd John Wanamaker, the Phil
adelphia merchant, for postmaster gen
eral. Ia choosing Blaine Harrison seems to
have been undeterred by Gmfleld's exper
ience. Or, perhaps, it would be more
correct to say that while he disliked to
bare bim at the bead of his cabinet, he
yet preferred bim there to Incurring bis
active enmity and that of his large follow
ing, which is undoubtedly the dominating
force in the republican party. Judging
from bis past record there is little doubt
that if Blaine is not allowed to run the
administration to suit himself, there will
be a row, and many men would prefer the
eruption to take place outside their family
cilcle rather than inside; but Harrison
seems to have thought otherwise and
to have decided to trust to chance and
events for being able to control bis
secretary of state. The 'change
from Bayard to Blaine is an unfortunate
one for for the country at this juncture,
when several foreign complications
are In process of settlement. Bayard
ia eminently conservative and peace-loving.
Under his wise administration there
would be sliebt probability of this coun
try drifting into a foreign war. Blaine
is far different. He knowa that a war
would cot only advance his own personal
fortunes and gratify his love for notorie
ty, but would probably place his party on
a firm footing for years to come. The
tendency of all wars, if successful (which,
with our overwhelming material re
sources, would no doubt be the case in
this instance) is to continue in power,
the party conducting the government
when they are waged. Blaine's brief
tenure of tbe state department eight years
ago shows that hi9 policy will be sensa
tional and jingoish.
And WanamakerT This gentleman's
connection with politics has been priori
pally confined to last fall, when by bis
own contribution and solicitation among
bis friends, be turned over to tbe repub
lican national committee $400.0 K). Is
it supoosable that if he bad cot swelled
tbe coffers of tbe committee with this
enormous sum be would ever have been
thought of in connection with tbe post
master generalship T And if not, has be
not virtually purchased bis seat in the
t. Pan 1 Chime.
Tbe Chicago Tribune says:
Mr. George H Heufford's title bas been
changed from assistant g neral passenger
and ticket Mgnt of the Chicago. Mil
waukee & Si. Paul to first ss-tsul gen
enal paastnger agent. Mr George 8.
Marsh bas heeo appointed assistant gen
era! passenger and ticket ace at. The
meaning ot this is that Mr. Beafford will
virtually be general DS-serger and ticket
agent of tbe Milwaukee & St Paul Mr
A Y. H. Carpenter, v. ho boh's that posi
tion, bas been In tbe emplnv of the Mil
waukee & Si. Paul tince 18S6 and as
sumed tbe position or general passenger
and ticket agent of tbat road in 1866.
He ia not only tbe oldest general pas
senger and ticket agent in the west so far
as length, of continuous service is con
cerned, but also as regards age. He i
now 07 years old. and tbe strict attention
be baa given to the arduous duties of tbe
position baa undermined his health. He
bas become feeble and almost totally
blind, and is no longer able to give such
attention to th duties of tbe position as
In consideration of bis long years of
service, so ably, faithfully, and efficiently
rendered, the company means to continue
bim in the full enjoyment of bis position
and tbe salary connected therewith until
the time of bis death. Mr. Hesfford.
who now becomes virtually tbe head of
tbe passenger department of the Milwau-.
kee & St Paul, will be a worthy succes
sor to Mr Carpenter. He is an able and
eiperienced passenger man, and baa been
Mr. Carpenter's chief assistant for the
last five years. i
A Driving Park..
Mr. Henry Schnitger bss purchased the
tract of land known as part of the Kussell
eatate east of the city on the Jeraey Ridge
road and intends to make a driving park
this summer. He bas applied to the city
council for the right to extend the Third
atreet railway line and if it is granted
will lit np an elegant driving park. Mr.
Schnitger is working for tbe best interests
of tbe city and should receive the bearty
support of all our citizens. A driving
park, aucb asbe proposes to have will he
an ornament te. tbe city aid a aplendid
place lor horsemen to test tbe speed of
their favorite horsea. Davenport 7W
bun$. A man who bas practiced medxlne for
40 years, ought to know salt from sugar;
read what be aaya:
Toledo. O., Jan. 10. 1887 .
Messrs. F. J. Cheney & Co. Gentle
men: 1 bave been in tbe general
practice of medicine for moat 40 rears,
and would say that in all my practice and
experience, bave never aeen a prepara
tlon tbat I could prescribe with as much
confidence of success as I can Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by you
H.ave prescribed It a great many times
and lu effect is wonderful, and would
say in conclusion tbat I have yet to find
a case of catarrh tbat it would not cure.
if tbey would take, it according to direo
tiona. . xoora truiy.
L. L. GoRstJcn, M. D ,
Office, 215 Summit street.
We will give f 100 for any case of
catarrh tbat can not be cured wltb Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Taken Internally.
P. J. Cbxkkt & Co., Propa., Toledo. O.
CXSoId by druggists, 75c.
Flesh wound and cuts can be healed
by a few applications of Salvation Oil.
All druggist tell it for twenty-Are cents
a bottje. . . . - .
E. E. Pannenter, attorney at law.
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to any legal business Intrusted to
' him. ' Office, vostofflce block, Rock 1st-
a&d, Ilia. dsAwlj
Ctev ;'md Talks About His Four
.uF TEE UVTiia ISSUE.
XmA CItII Service Reform Here to Stay
Harrison Tlalted by a Delegation of
Colored Men Who Want a Strong; Man
for Attorney General Prohibitionists
Have a Conference at oulsvUls, Ky.
JadfS Deri as' Cabinet Gossip.
BaXTMORE, Md., Feb 15. The Sun pub
lishes a special from Washington giving a re
view of President Cleveland's administration,
based upon conversations with tbe president.
It says that the president is thoroughly satis
fied with the outcome of his administration
and Its effect on the fortunes of the Demo
cratic party. He predicts a great future for
the Democracy and asserts his unqualified de
votion to it "It is a grand party," said be,
"and was never in bettor shape than.it is at
present. When we consider tbe condition it
was in before the tariff issue was formulated
tbe want of unanimity, the wide diverg
ence or views on many points ana me
hearty support it gave me during tbe cam
paign, who can doubt tbat Its status bas been
Unproved and tbat it has a glorious future be
Tbe president is as firm now as ever that
tariff reform is the great living issue for tbe
Democracy. He regards it as an issue in
harmony with tne spirit and traditions of
tbe party, and one Involving enormous bene
fits to the people. He does not tolerate the
idea tbat the Democracy was beaten on tbe
tariff issue last fall. "Had certain conditions
been eliminated from the campaign," be snva,
"we would have won a decisive victory." He
thinks tbe defeat of the Democracy is to be
deplored, because of the Injury resulting tc
tbe public interests, but personally he ex
periences a profound sense of relief at tbe
prospect of speedy release from tbe ordeal to
which be bas been exposed during tbe past
four years. "I shall be delighted to be relieved
of the cares of the presidency," he says, "And
on tbe 4th of March next, on purely personal
grounds, there will be no happier man iu the
He believe that civil service reform has
come to stay. He has endeavored to give the
Civil service a fair trial and expresses bimsulf
as fully satisfied with the results. It is cer
tainly far preferable, be says, to the spoils
system, and he has no fear that it will de
generate into a mere bureaucracy. He is
earnest in its advocacy as being a thoroughly
practical reform and in no sense undemo
cratic. He thinks the work of bis adminis
tration bas fixed this reform as a permanent
feature of our system of government, and
tbat no party can afford to antagonise it
Tbe president is grateful at the effect of bis
administration on the prosperity and hap
piness of the southern people, both black and
white. He believes in making no distinctions
between any of the sections, and he depre
cates strongly the revival of animosities,
which were supposed to be dead and buried.
A COLORED DELEGATION
Asks the President-Elect for a Strong; Man
for Attorney General.
IXDL4.SA.P0LIS, Feb. 15. A delegation of
colored men representing seven southern
states, and headed by John M. Langston, of
Virginia, ex-minister to Hayti, called on Gen.
Harrison yesterday for the purpose of urging
Mm to appoint as attorney general a man
who would see that the laws are enforced.
The delegation was received in the front par
lor, and Langston introduced bis companions
severally. hen these ceremonies were con
eluded Langston read the following address
Tbe undersigned would assure you tbat
they are loyal members of the Republican
party; that tbey reside in states severally
which are overwhelmingly Republican, and
upon any fair election would give their
respective electoral votes to such party by
large majorities. Such, however, are the
undue Influences and frauds brought to bear
against the great body of voters of these
states that the desires of tbe Republican
masses are constantly defeated. We believe
that the fifteenth amendment should be main
tained with fairness and vigor, and that
ample protection through federal agency
should be given every citben. n e can not
doubt that you agree with us in such opinion,
and that you desire tbat such object shall be
accomplished in the interest of tbe 7,000,000
of American citizens who to-day in the south
are practically disfranchised, and whose
cause we represent and plead.
In view of our present and prospective con
dition, under your administration of the gov
ernment we are profoundly interested in the
constitution of your cabinet, so far, certainly
and specially, as concerns the attorney-generalship
thereof. We offer you the name of
no man for such position. Such course would,
we apprehend, be unbecoming. We ask sim
ply that a person be appointed to such posi
tion whose cordial acceptance of the great
American doctrines as respect citizenship and
tbe ballot for tbe humblest of our citizens
even though formerly slaves and outcasts
would lead him to search diligently and thor
oughly for tbe law in such behalf, unin
fluenced and un warped in judgment against
our cause by reason of ill-founded, though
strong predilections and prejudices.
Tbe importance the absolute necessity of
the appointment to the position which we
name of a man who, in addition to great learn
ing in the law, is free from undue feeling and
bias, becomes apparent in a single moment's
reflection. The officer, with his associates and
subordinate agents, is of the first importance,
and, such being our opinion, we have ventured
to bring it formally and earnestly to your
consideration. If you have anticipated in
such appointment already made the sugges
tions which we here offer, we shall ever be
your grateful fellow citizens.
Gen. Harrison replied very Drieny, saying
that he was glad so much interest was mani
fested in tbe fitness or bis cabinet members
for the duties they would be called upon to
BOUND TO HAVE PEACE.
A Bobnst Chairman of a Prohibition Con
ference Sotea of tba Proceeding;.
Louis villi, Ky., Feb. 15. The national
Prohibition conference resumed ite meeting
yesterday morning In Liederkrans hall. The
ball was full Mr. George Scott, of Lincoln,
Neb., waa called to the chair, and presided
over the morning sc ion, In a few remarks
be said tbat in order to make the proceedings
interesting, tbe speakers would be allowed
but twenty minutes apiece. He further oe-
clared tbat he intended governing the meet-
In jr bv the iron rule, and was determined to
have harmony ll he naa to ngni ior iu
At tbe afternoon eession a paper was reaa
by & J. Wheeler, of New York, on the sub-
lect "Has Hlzn License raiiear. it was
rUirrri that high license bad not checked tbe
increasing consumption of liquor, and that
the system was aa easy method, or raising
revenue from vice, not worthy to be Indorsed
as a temperance measure. After discussing
and admit in? the paper, Professor Hopkins,
of 'Sew York, moved that a revolution be
adoited calling on the Prohibition voters to
unit in a call for a national convention, to
consist of 250 delegates, and that 80 per cent
of the proposed convention should be compe
tent to nx the aims and name of tbe party.
Governor St John denounced tbe reso
lution as a plan to shut off woman suffrage.
After a bested debate the resolution was de
At the evening session Dr. J. G. Evans, of
Dlinoia. delivered an address, in which be
charged that the leaders of tbe "anti-aaloon
Republicans were sniiltv of inconsistencies.
and that Albert Griffin, of Kansas, bad sold
out to the Republican party.
Secretary Thomas read a letter from 8. A.
Sean, a Chicago banker, regretting his in
ability to attend tbe conference. Professor
Hopkins, of New York, then addressed the
conference. He said the Republican party
could not go back on the liquor men, and that
Gen. Harrison owed bis election to their in
terest At the conclusion of hi speech tba
conference adjourned sine die.
Mayflowers were picked at Standish,
l., a lew days ago.
A LEGACY F ROM GARFIELD-
Cabinet Gossip Tbat Jnrim Devins, ot
Ohio, Is Responsible For.
Toledo, 0 Feb. 15. Judge Devina, of
Mount Vernon, O., "ho has been in the dry
the Inst few days in connection with several
suits against the Pemsylvanla railway com
pany, is authority for the statement that ex
Secmtary Windom. of Minnesota, has been
appointed secretary of tbe treasury, and has
accepted the portfoli .
There is Quite a t it of history connected
with his appointmeni, and Judge Devins is in
a position to speak w ith authority on the mat
ter. It seems that when Wtndom was ap
pointed secretary of Jie treasury under Gar
field, one of bis nrst appointments was mat
of Judge Devins an solicitor of the treas
ury. Before Judje Devins' appoint
ment could be confirmed by the sen
ate the assassin's bullet changed cal
culations, and Folgsr, it will be remem
bered, succeeded Windom under Arthur.
This left Devins out in tbe cold. It is said
that In tbe presidential election of 1x84
Blaine was plodged to redeem tbe promise
Garfiald was unable to fulfill, and tbat a
sirailur pledge was g ven by Harrison prior
to his election.
Judge Devins while here displayed a dis
patch from Windom, announcing his (Win
dom's) appointment t and acceptance of the
office, and intimating that he soon would be
in a tositlon to fulfill bis former agreement
ith Judge Devins. Windom and Judge
Devins studied law together under Judge
Hard, of Mount Vemon, and since then a
close personal friends lip has existed between
MUST HAVE THE NEGRO.
War In North Carolina on Emigration
Agents An Emrloj-er Ordered Out.
New York, Feb. 15. '-The World baa the
following special dispitcb from Charlotte, N.
C : Trouble has been threatened for the past
few days in Wayne county, and the local mil
itary companies ha e been kept ready for
service, tvery year there Is more or less of
an exodus of negroes worked up by emigra
tion agents, and this causes serious trouble to
the farmers, who de iend on the negroes to
pick their cotton an 1 do farm work. This
year the number of cegroes leaving has been
greater than ever, and the farmers bave
decided to stand tie emigration agents
no longer. A telegram from Wayne
county brings the new s that nearly all of the
white citizens are armed and fully determined
to stop the negro emigration. John P.
Richardson, one of tie largest of southern
farmers, who has been in the county to em
ploy negroes to go t Tennessee, Louisiana
and Mississippi to wcrk on his farms, bas
been made to leave tl.e county. Other em
igrant agents have a so been compelled to
leave. At Goldsborc 1,500 negroes, with
their families, who hsd sold all their house
hold goods, were gathered Wednesday wait
ing for these agents to furnish them passage.
They are in such a sta -jb now that it would
take but little to start a riot
Trouble With Our Half-Breeds.
Chicago, Feb. 15. Intelligence from
Church's Ferry, Dak., says that the half-
breeds in Rolette county are in a state of in
surrection at an attempt to collect taxes from
them. They surrounded the sheriff Wednes
day after he had made a few collections and
forced him to disgorge, what little be bad.
He has called for troo, and a there about
4,000 of the half-breed:., and tbey have always
objected to paying tax s, there is considerable
excitement, and tbe :t John company of
militia are marching t tbe scene.
Atrocious Csse of Cruelty.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 15. Persons on State
street yesterday morning were horror -stricken
to see a large greyhour d come tearing towards
them with his mouth vide open and his whole
body wrapped in flames. His yelps of pain
sounded almost like human cries, and every
few yards be would stop and bite at tbe
flames. Tbe crowd s ood powerless until a
man grabbed a blanket off a horse and threw
it over the suffering brute, smothering the
flames. Could the cr iwd have caught tbe
one who poured kerosme oil on the dog and
then set him on fire it would have done bam
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
Australian Voting; lu Indiana Illinois
Talking; Drainag e Other States.
IxoiaxaPOUS, Feb. 15. The election bill
passed the senate yesb-rday by a vote of 83
to 12. Only one Democratic senator opposed
tbe bill, while eleven or more Republicans
voted for it It en braces the principal
features of tbe Austra ian law. The senate
then took op the supn me court commission
bill and passed it to third reading. The
Beaver lake bill was discussed on third read
big. The lake has been drained by the state
and other parties.but p -eviously part had been
sold by owners on its borders, who claimed to
the middle. The supreme court has de
cided that the slate owns tbe land
and this bill is to make the title to tbe oc
cupiers good on payment of S7) cents per
acre. Tbe bill van declared defeated
by the Lieutenant-Governor, it receiving
only 25 votes. Its frie ids say it was passed,
aa there are only forty-nine members . of the
senate duly entitled to leats just at present
The house passed the bill repealing the tele
phone law and the bill making eight hours
day's work for ail clastes of mechanics ex
cept those working for farmers or for domes
tics. Tbe bill fixing tl e supreme court re
porter's salary at (4.0XKI per annum and de
priving him of all fees was passed to engross
ment The office has pud 110,000. Ex-Gov,
Porter and General Ha-rison both held this
lucrative office in years past John L. Grif
fiths (Rep.), a leading young attorney of this
city, was elected last N ovember to succeed
John W- Kerr (Dem.), and will assume the
office in a few weeks.
Springfield, Ills., Fab. 15. The assembly
yesterday went again into committee on the
Chicago drainage bill, and speeches were
made for the bill by Meyer, of Cook . county.
Commissioner Riley, Mayor Roche, and
against it by Mayor Paige, of Joliet The
discussion occupied the whole day. The gov.
ernor sent to tbe senate the name of Don R.
Draser, of Mt Carrol a printer expert Bills
were introduced: Placing the stock yards of
tbe state in control of the railway and ware
house commissioners, who shall run them as
to their, charges : prov .ding that two years
residence be required of veterans wanting to
enter the Soldiers' boms, and that pensioners
shall support themselves in the home to tbe
extent of their pension money. A bill was
passed providing that purchasers of land at
tax sales must pay tbe taxes accruing after
tbe sale, and bereimbuised when tbe land is
Madison, Wis., Feb. 15. The flood of re
monstrances against ths Taylor railway bill
continued in both bouses of tbe legislature
yesterday. There were a number of petitions
for local option. A bill was introduced in tbe
senate authorizing the governor to appoint an
arbor day. In tbe hou ie a joint resolution
was introduced for a a adjournment from
March 8 to 7, to give n embers a chance to
attend tbe inauguration. Tbe bill to org an lie
Mills county from the south half of Ashland
was passed. A senate bill was concurred in
asserting tbe jurisdiction of the state of Wis
consin over tbe St Croix river, and authom
ing certain parties to ns. in tain dams, booms,
Lahbino, Mich., Feb 15. A joint resolu
tion was introduced in the legislature yester
day to appoint ddegatot. to the anti-dressed
beef convention. A bill waa Introduced em
powering local boards t f health to draw on
tbe county for funds to 9ght epidemics.
Remarkable and fatal Occurrence.
ZaNZSVILUC, O., Feb 15. A strange ac
cident occurred at 8 o'cl xk yesterday morn
ing at Harry Warner's harness establishment
which resulted in the de th of John Flinder,
an employe. Flinder a xmsed Howard Bell,
another employe, of at ailing hi spectacle.
whereupon Bell struck or pushed Flinder,
knocking him down. In failing Flinder
grabbed a heavy sewing machine, which fell
upon his head, tearing fees the membrane at
the top of the crani im, causing Instant
BU bas not yet been arrested. . .
Led by "Sunset" Cox
Point or Two
AND GIVE SPRINGES A BACK-SET.
Two Clauses Carried of a Proposition to
Concede About all the Senate Demands
Senator Wilson Tells What Prohibition
Has Done for Iowa Chanee for Bepeal
of the Tobacco Tax Th Torktown all
Bight Capital News Items.
WasHiJfOTOW Crrr, Feb. 15. Under the
leadership ot Sunset Cox and aided by the
votes of a few Democrats and the non-attend
ance of others the Republicans won a tri
umph yesterday over Springer and his Demo
cratic associates of the house committee on
territories, and they expect to make their
victory complete to-day by securing prac
tically all that the senate bas demanded in re
gard to the admission of territories as states.
Springer wanted to send tbe omnibus
bill back to the conference and leave the
house conferrees to make the best
terms they could. He made a strong
argument in defense of tbe position
heretofore taken by tbe house, especially in
regard to the admission of New Mexico.
his was one of the points of disagreement
with the senate which be intended to insist
upon to the end, and in this Democratic posi
tion be was well supported by Breckinridge
of Kentucky and Spinola, but Cox submitted
so-called compromise which virtually sur
rendered everything tbe house had contended
for. His captivating speech in advocacy of it
was heartily applauded and a majority of the
house voted with him.
He propeced to instruct tbe house confer
rees to eliminate New Mexico from tbe om
nibus bill, to provide for the admission of
South Dakota by proclamation under tbe
Sioux Falls constitution after its resubmls-1
sion to the people for amendment, and the
admission of Montana, Washington, and1
North Dakota by proclamation. To the sur
prise and disgust - of the Democrats New
Mexico was knocked out
The remainder of tne proposed instructi'ins
had not been acted upon when Breckinridze
of Kentucky began to filibuster to gain time
by adjournment for tbe Democratic leaders
to get their heads together and to secure a full
A bill reading as follows was adversely re
ported to the senate a few days ago: Tbe
consent of congress is hereby given that the
laws of the several states relating to the sale
of distilled and fermented liquors within the
limits of each state may apply to such liquors
when they bave been imported, in the same
manner as when they bave been manufac
tured in the United States."
Wilson of Iowa got the floor in tbe senate
yesterday to say a few words in favor of this
bill. He dwelt at considerable length on the
beneficent effects of the an ti -saloon law in
Iowa, quoting tbe opinions of judges as to the
remarkable reduction of crime since the law
had gone into operation. He quoted one of
tbe judges as saying in regard to
his Judicial district: "In many of the coun
ties tbe jail is almost an unnecessary build
ing. In tbe last three counties visited there
was not an occupant of the jail." He spoke
of the illiteracy of Iowa having been brought
down to 1.2 per cent, Iowa being thus placed,
be said, "at tbe head of the educational col
umn, not only of this country but of tbe
world." Such a state might hopefully ask
congress to remove the judicial construction
which alone stood as an obstruction in the
way of the rightful exercise of her police
powers, by which removal she could success
fully suppress crime within her borders.
THE RECORD IN CONGRESS.
A Senate Commltteo on Irrigation Ter
ritorial Admission In the House.
Washington City, Feb. IS. A resolu
tion for the investigation of tbe irrigation
question by a committee of seven was agreed
to by tbe senate yesterday, and a bill was re
ported providing that seeds, cuttings, etc.,
shall be apportioned to tbe several states In
proportion to their representation in congress
and sent either to tbe experiment stations or
to tbe agricultural commissioner in each
state. Coke spoke on tbe Texas election
question, declaring the committee report un
just, one-sided and partisan. He gave way
for some routine business before be concluded
bis speech. Stewart, Allison, Plumb, His-
cock, Gorman, Reagan and Jones of Arkan
sas, were made tbe special committee under
the resolution for the investigation of the ir
rigation question, and after a brief secret
session the senate at 6:10 adjourned.
The house passed a bill providing for writs
of error to tbe supreme court in all cassee in
volving tbe jurisdiction of the court below,
and non-concurred in the senate amendments
to the legislative appropriation bill. Tbe bill
to divide the Sioux reservation and secure
one portion for settlement was passed. Tbe
conference report on the bill for tbe admission
of south Dakota was called up and the senate
amendments non-concurred in, and then a
long debate took place on instructions to tbe
conference committee. Finally it was agreed
to strike New Mexico out of the bill and to
provide for tbe admission of Dakota by
proclamation. An attempt to clinch this
action by a motion to reconsider and to lay
tbat motion on the table provoked filibuster
ing, and with the question pending the house
Oberly on Timber Cutting.
WasHinoTO.f City, Feb. 15. Indian Com
missioner Oberly was before the senate com
mittee investigating the cutting of timber
on Indian reservations yesterday. He did
not approve of the letting of contract to
cut timber on . these lands, but thought the
department had done tbe best it could under
tbe circumstances, in letting certain of tbe
contracts stand about 500 out of 781. He
waa embarrassed by the retention of Agent
Gregory at the La Points agency, because be
did not have confidence in him, while the
secretary ot the interior trusted Gregory im
plicitly. Prospects of Tobacco Tax Bepeal.
WaBHisaTOif City, Feb. 15. The bouse
committee on appropriations held a meeting
yesterday morning at which the Cowles bill
to repeal the tobacco tax was taken up and
considered. All the members of tbe commit
tee were present and it was voted to consider
tbe bilL It is thought probable that if the
bill itself is not reported to the bouse a bill
containing its principal features will be. Bur
rows says that if a bill to repeal tbe tobacco
tax is reported it will receive the bulk of
the Republican vote, and Cowles says a large
majority of the Democrat will also vote
Burial of Oon. Hunt.
Washington City, Feb. 15. The funeral
of Gen. William J. Hunt, late governor of the
Soldiers' borne, took place at the homeyester-
tiay. Rev. Father Chappelle, of St Matthews,
officiated. Among tbe army officers present
were Gena Stbofiald, Drum, and Holabird.
Secretary Endicott, Gen. Rosecrans, Gen
Joseph E. Johnson, and 300 old veterans, in.
matia of the Soldiers' borne, also attended the
funeral and followed the remains to th
Ghouls at Work at the Capital.
Washington City, Fob. 15. A daring
attempt at grave robbing was made Wednes
day night in Potter's field. Officers appeared
while the ghouls were engaged in their ghastly
work, and the body-snatchers fled. They
were not frightened off until they had re
moved the body from the grave and it w
re interred by the officers. A bores and
wagon, with the robbers' grave tools, waa
taken to tbe station.
The Torktown Stands the Test.
Washington City, Feb. 15. A telegram
received at tbe navy department yesterday
from Philadelphia stated that the official trial
of the gunboat Yorktown yesterday waa
success. Tbe vessel developed In ' the four
hours' test an average speed of sixteen knots
Philadelphia baa 847.000 people and
179 000 houses, white Hew York, wltb
1,800,000 inhabitants, It aald to bar bat
Opened Their Letters
The Length to Which Tory Es
pionage Can Go.
TAMPERING WITH THE MAILS NOW.
Parnell's Solicitors Hake a Crave Charge
Against the Government Parnell's Al
leged Letters in Court The French En
Joying Their Frequent Cabinet Smash
Sexton Will Sue a. Leeds Newspaper A
Rumor About Bismarck.
London, Feb. 15.--Tbe firm of Lewis ft
Lewis, solicitors for the Farnellites, are in
dignant over a discovery which was made
yesterday, and which gives evidence that the
government are doing all in their power to
embarrass Parnell and bis associates in their
struggle to clear tbeir names from crime before
tbe special commisson. Tbe letters ad
dressed to these solicitors show by their
condltion when received tbat they have
been tampered with in transit. The
letters bear marks of having been
opened and repealed, especially those from the
linn's agents in Ireland. Tbe espionage which
government's detectives have exercised
oyer the firm's affairs since they under
took the Parnellite business, though exces
sively galling, has hitherto been conducted
with such secrecy that open notice could not
be taken of tbe annoyance. Tampering with
mail matter, however, is a serious offense, and
tbe solii itors propose to bave the affair inves
tigated. Tbe letters will be submitted to the
commission and justice demented.
THOSE PARNELL LETTERS.
Five of Them Before the Commission Ex
pense of the Times.
London, Feb. 15. The w itness before the
Parnell commission yesterday was The Times
Solicitor Soanieti, who produced five of the
alleged Parnell letters. He said they had
been submitted to experts with specimens of
Parnell's handwriting from other sources.
He had also came across letters from Egan
(three of which had been found at the bouse
of Carey, one of tbe conspirators implicated
in the assassination of Trerelyan and Burke) ;
two letters from Parnell's secretary had also
been found at Carey's house. The letters
were m.Jy obtained from a man named
On cross-examination Mr. Soames said that
he was not consulted concerning the publica
tion of tbe articles on "Parnellism and
Crime." These articles were prepared by a
gentleman on the Times' staff, who was as
sisted by a man named Flanagan, the son of
an Irish judge. The witness stated that in all,
seventeen letters had been obtainud from
Pigott, including letters written by Egan,
O'Kelly and Davitt He did not know the
precise amount paid for tbem by tbe Times.
The witness said he had first paid Secretary
Houston 1,000 and his expenses to America
and those of his assistants. Afterward he
bad paid Houston sums aggregating 1.500
He had paid Moser 2,00U; Kirblv, -250;
Pigott, from whom Solicitor Soames testi
fied The Times obtained the alleged Parnell
letters, is a Roman Catholic. He was
formerly proprietor of a newspaper which
was published in Dublin at the same office at
which The United Ireland is published now.
When Pigott's paper ceased issuing, United
Ireland began publishing. S3 M
No Occasion for Sarprl-o.
Paris, Feb. 15. The chamber of deputies
yesterday refused to debate the question of
revision of tbe constitution when asked by
tbe ministry, and tbe result was a resignation
of tbe cabinet a move that caused much sur
prise. After the adjournment of the cham
ber tbe Radical left sent delegates to Floquet
expressing regret for tbe action taken. No
one bas yet been called upon to form a new
ministry. Gen. Boulanger has issued a man
ifesto to the electors of the Seine, claiming the
credit of overthrowing the Flouquot regime.
lmrlng the debate tbe chamber was crowded.
The prince of Wales and Lord Lytton, the
British ambassador, occupied seats in the
Sued for Libel by Sexton.
London, Feb. 15. Thomas Sexton, lord
mayor of Dublin, bas decided to bring a suit
for libel against The Leeds Daily News for a
recent publication referring to Le Caron's
testimony before the Parnell commission. On
the strength of Le Caron's statement that
Sexton aided Brennan to fly to France, the
paper accused Sexton of assisting prisoners to
escape from justice, and to cheat tbe gallows
of its rightful victims. Air. Sexton denied
that he assisted in Brennan's escape, but the
Leeds paper made no announcement of the
Great Gladstone Meeting.
Edixbvrgh, Feb. 15. At Dundee last
night 20,000 persons who are opposed to tbe
government assembled. Liberal speeches
were made, and a vote of confidence in Glad
stone was passed. Tbe assemblage cheered
for William O'Brien. Tbe meetiug was quite
Same Trouble In Ireland,
London, Feb. 15. A Liberal paper having
referred to the evictions on the Ha warden
estate, Mr. W. E. Gladstone explained that
the tenants in question were getting hope
lessly in arrears with their rent, and denies
that any harshness or cruelty was shown
Itntnnr That Bismarck Has Resigned,
Berlin, Feb. 15. A rumor that Prince
Bismarck had resigned the chancellorship
caused prices to weaken slightly toward the
close of yesterday's session of the boerse.
Operators, however, attached small credence
to tbe report, which is totally discredited in
Bough on the 1,'nlonlsts.
London, Feb. 15. There was to have been
a Unionist meeting at Bristol last night, but
it was a decided failure from a Unionist stand'
point Tbe meeting broke up with cheers for
Gladstone. An effigy of Joseph Chamber
lain was burned.
Went to Pray with Her Dead.
Vienna, Feb. 15. The empress, unat
tended and incognita, suddenly appeared in
the church of the Capuchins Saturday night
and descended into the vault, where she re
mained alone an hour in prayer beside Prince
Kate Claxton Leaves the Stage,
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 15. Kate Clax
ton closed her stage career at tbe Grand Opera
bouse in this city on Wednesday night Miss
Claxton has been f for some time, and waa
unable to take her part Wednesday night
The lady is well off, financially, and baa no
need "to work and travel. Her retirement
withdraws one of tbe most talked about
women ou the stage, ber hair-breadth
from burning buildings having been
theme of couutlesa paragraphs. She
been suffering from a heavy cold, and her
physician says has narrowly escaped an at
tack of peritonitis She was somewhat bea
ter last night
Exports continue to circulate in London to
tbe effect that Mr. Parnell's health is seriously
Tbe president bas approved the act toez-
tend to the port of Eault rite. Marie, Mich.
tbe privileges of inland transportation in
A number of boiler-workers at the Riadon
Ironworks, San Francisco, have struck be
cause material brought from abroad was
Exports ot the principal articles of provi
sions during January past aggregated in
value fu.ioz.iM, agauisi so.k-.vbu jasc year.
Mrs. Wflhelmlna Eeibersadden, aged 00
years, a wealthy German udy,fromCresline
O., committed suicide at oulsruis, xlj.
early Thursday morning by hanging herself
In the cellar of nor daughter's house.
Tbe largest auction sals Of hemlock lumbar
ever made -over 15,000,000 feet took place
at William sport, Pa., Wednesday, tba
average price being equal to an advance of tl
above last year's rate, and is sxpectsd to
attabUfh a basis of prices for the prisnt
NATURAL GAS WILL NOT LAST.
Carnegie Thinks It Will Peter Out Bad
Outlook for Steel BaUa.
Ptttsbubo, Pa.. Feb. Uk Andrew Car
negie said Wednesday that the indications
are tbat natural gas will not last This, be
thought, was what Pittsburg was most con- J
cernea auout, ratner tnau any powtuierivury
from the south. In tbat direct i-m, be said,
Pittsburg had nothing to fear.
The outlook for steel rails this year ia very
bad, indeed. Only four mills are running to
day out of thirteen, and but one of these has
orders of any account ahead. That mill is
the Edgar Thomson, on a sliding scale agree
ment, which is the most perfect arrangement
ever made. Capital and labor are standing
together, and both are happy. When the
Edgar Thomson does not make 1,000 tons of
rails per day it will be because there are no
rails in this country to make.
"I am surprised at . tbe excellence of the
furnace plants, coke works, and coal and ore
mines that I saw in the south. Development
has been rushed too fast, however, and no
doubt considerable reaction will take place,
but this will only be the froth upon a wave
of solid wealth, as the manufacture of pig
iron about Birmingham bas come to stay."
The Builder' Convention AdJ ourns.
Philadelphia, Feb. 15. The third an
nual convention of tbe National Association
of Builders closed its sessions yesterday. It
waa decided to bave the next meeting held in
St Paul about Jan. 30, 1S90. The following
officers were elected to serve for tbe ensuing
year: President, Edward E. Scribner, of St
Paul; secretary, Wm, H. Say ward, of Boston ;
treasurer, George Fapper, of Chicago. The
most important action taken by the conven
tion was tbe recommendation of an amend
ment to the lien laws providing that only the
actual personal labor performed by journey
men to the value of twenty-four days' work
for each person be entitled to the protection of
tbe law, and another recommendation tbat
the association use its influence to have laws
passed making it a felony for any person or
association to prevent or hinder au American
youth from learning a trade.
A Northern Pacific Official Killed.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 15. A telegram
was received yesterday at tbe general offices
of the Northern Pacific railway from Ta
coma. W. T., stating tbat N. D. Root, assist
ant general superintendent of the road, had
been killed. He was inspecting tbe operation
of a steam excavator and tbe cable cpnveving
tbe power from the engine to the machine
suddenly tighteued up and struck Mr. Root
in tbe abdomen. He was thrown ten or
twelve feet and died a 0 o'clock.
Htole S25.O00 from Cnrle Sam.
Genoa, Neb., Feb. 15. Superintendent
Chase, of tbe Indian school located here, has
disappeared and Government Inspector Mal
fett, who has been investigating the affairs of
the school for several days, says Chase bas
robbed the government of over $25,000. One
of Chase's methods was to write vouchers for
several times tbe amount due workingmen in
tbe employ of the school, which the men
would carelessly sign.
A New York Kdltor lHad.
New York, Feb. 15. Edward Willett, who
succeeded tbe late Edward Holmes two weeks
ago as editor of The Sunday Dispatch, died
at his home here yesterday morning. He waa
ailing when his predecessor died, and bas done
little work since that time. Mr. Willett came
from the west several years ago. He was the
father of "Mittens" Willett the soubrette.
who is traveling with one of the Uncle Tom's
cabin companies in tbe west
Always "Blowing" at Chicago Meats.
Albany, Feb. 15 Assemblyman Nixon
introduced a bill yesterday making it unlaw
ful to sell, offer or expose for sale beef, mut
ton, veal, lamb or pork for human food
which bas not been inspected while alive by
an inspector, who shall be appointed by the
authorities of the various cities, towns and
villages in the state. - This is a blow at the
Chicago Dressed Beef comjiany, and some call
it a strike. I
Popularized by a Royal Suicide.
Munich, Feb. 15. A man and woman com
mitted suicide together yesterday by drown
ing themselves in the Starnberg lake. Eleven
suicides have occurred at this spot since the
unfortunate King Louis ended his existence
A Cotton Mill at Birmingham, Ala.
Birmingham. Ala., Feb. 15. The Enter
prise Manufacturing company yesterday re
organized with a capital of t JOO.000, and will
build a cotton mill at once. Great interest
attaches to the movement, as it is the first at
tempt to add cotton manufacture to tbe iron
industries here. The class of goods made will
be finer than heretofore attempted in the
Tbe Weather We May Kspect.
Washington City, Feb. 13. The Indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yesterday are
as follows: For Michigan and Wisconsin-
Fair, except liht local snows on the lakes:
colder weather: northeasterly winds. For In
diana and Illinois Fair, followed by light
rain: warmer, followed by slightly colder
weather in IlliuoU: easterly winds. For Iowa
Rain or sno.v; colder easterly winds, becom
In -gularitie-) at an Indian SchooL
Washington LITT, Feb. 15. The secre
tary of the interior has received a dispatch
from an insrector w ho bas been investigating
the Indian training school at Geuoa, Neb.,
that gross irregularities have been discovered
in tbe acts of Horace R. Cbase, the superin
tendent Good Reason for a Veto.
Washington Citv, Feb. 15. The presi
dent yesterday vetoed a bill granting a pen
sion to Charles J. Esty on tbe ground that "a
bill in precisely the same words," giving a
pension to Esty, was passed July 8, lbSfl.
Confirmed Carroll D. Wright's Nomination.
. w ashington City, Feb. 15. The senate
in secret session yesterday afternoon con
firmed tbe nomination of Carroll D. Wright
of Massachusetts, to be commissioner of labor.
Chicago. Feb. 14.
following were the quotations on the
board of trade to-day: WheatNo. t May,
opened tl.K. closed $1.004; July, opened
KMc, closed R9c Corn No. March,
opened oc Closed m-c; April, opened
MH cloned May, opened o&Hc, closed
sHc. Uats March, opened , closed 15?io;
aoMy, opened ana closed ZTSgc fork March,
opened , closed tU.uu-, May, opened,
$ll.r7& closed Sll-Stli. Lard-March, opened
ojhs , ciosea sa.i,V4.
The Union stock yards reports the follow! rut
prices: Hogs Market opened moderately
active and prices 10c lower; light grades,
i-&0at.70; rough packing, fi.35j,4.0: mixed
lots, HsSi&l.UO; heavy packing ami shipping
lots. $i.4t&t.55. Cattle-Market slow; beeves,
poor to choice. fA0UiW. bulk, S3.4U&3.90I;
stockers and feeders. $2.1023.40. Sheep Slow,
steady; native muttons, $3.TS35.&; corn-fed
westerns, $4.40&4.70; lambs, tS.lXX,6.2&.
Produce: Butter Fancy lgin creamery,
IZQiR per lb.: fancy dairy, M&T7c: packing
stock, lOsilOHc. Eggs-Strictly fresh laid.
ttttc; - -ice-house stock 10c Dressed
poultry Chickens, 78MiC per pound; turkeys,
luailo: ducks, lOGtllc geese, te.&ut37.00 per
doz. Potatoes Choice Burbanks, HfX&i2a per
bu.; Beauty of Hebron, auasste; Early Hose, 81)04
sweet potatoes, l.;u3.-.tf per bbt Apples
Choice Kreeuiuz. $1.M1.0 per bbL Cran
berries i.uu per bbl.
New York. Feb. 14.
Wheat-Irregular. No. 1 red state, $1.06;
No. do, Wc; No. 8 red winter March,
87o; No. z do, fete; do May, $1.00; do June, f LOO
bid; do July, seu bid. Corn-Steady. No.
mixed cash, 45c; do February, 44a do
March, 44Jc; do April, 42Jtc Oats-Steady
No. 1 white state, WHc; No- do, 30Hc; No.
t mixed February, auHc;do March, ttlc.
Rye UulL Barley Quiet. Pork Dull: new
mess, ia.00l3S5. L-rd Quiet; February,
$7.00; March. $o.8;priL, $7JJL
Llve Stock: Cattle No market; dressed beef,
dull; native sides, V43V4o per t; fair to good
beef, &GHc. Sheep and Lambs Very alow
trade, but prices fairly maintained for good
stock: poor to prime sheep, $4.00&.76 luo Ids.
eommonto best lambs, $S.0u7.74. Hogs
vui; nominally, muasju y iw xs.
Hay Upland prairls, t13A.
fcayTlmouij new $7ti.U0.
Hay Wild, $6.003$ it.
OasW soft lis t b id SB .00
OstdWeoa-Oak, .; Hickory, $8.
tiaw-s.M: balsd $4.00.
FRED STAR! !
The finest carriages and buggies Id '
the city can be had at any bonr
of the day or night.
L. O. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avenue.
JOHN VOLK 4 CO.,
V ANCKACTCTtERfl OF
Sash., Xoors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wool
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenue,
Tile Facii gs,
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKEKS,
Cor. Twentieth Stre
49 Vt KE KV-
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., Hock Island, "
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Promts.
IV Good delivered to sor psrt of the city fre of charge.
ej. VT. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
HanuraorvBSB ot euciiii aid Biacwrra.
Ask your Grocer for then. They are beat.
VT apsttsMsa : The Christy "0YITU aac fee ChUtty "ffini"
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Plumlinf , Steam and Gas Fitting,
Kn wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
fVronght, Cat and Lead Pipe, Pips Fitting and Brass Goods of every descriptlo
Robber Hose and Packing of all i inda, Draia Tile and Sewer Pip.
Office aad Bbop No. SI? Eighteenth St. ROCK I8LAKD. ILL
0"N LY -A DOZ EN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
sea ssve some of ihs
HAKELl&K, Proprietor and ArUat.
No. 1723, Second ave., Gayford'aold studio, over McOabe's.
Third Ave., Ro?k Island.
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuabk
The A'dine is constructed on ti ii-u-tiflc
principles. Uulikt sny other ;rniH.
it has a return draft; ibis insures Uk
and perft-ct romhustion. economy of fiitl.
perfect ventilation, distribution of beat
and equnliZitiou of temperature f v m
floor to ceiling Burns hard or soft
coal, and has five times the heating ca
pacity of any ether grate on the mnrk't.
Call or examine or Pend for rircuiir
giving full information.
DAVIS & CAMP. Agents,
Sterling Silver and Plated Waif,
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second . venue.
COMPLETE IN ALL
J. O. DUNCAN.
Danuns t, Iowa.
lsiset novsltlss of tfca uum.