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THE DAILY ARGUS
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Satcbdat. Fkbsuast 10. 1889.
Trass thousand cplea of "Rock lal
and Illustrated" were deliTered to tke
Improvement association at iU regular
monthly meeting Thursday evening, and
will be gratuitously distributed by that
organisation as an advertising medium
for the city. "Rock Island Illustrated"
is an attractive pamphlet of serenty-one
pages, published by Messrs. W. P. Qaayle
and H. P. Simpson, portraying In a oon
cise but eff ctlvo manner the many nat
ural and acquired advantages of the city
as a commercial and business center, its
volume of trade and general spirit of
progress and enterprise and its grand op.
portunity for continued and rapid ad
vancement. While there Is no superflui
ty or the slightest attempt at mlsrepre
aentation In any particular, all the varied
Interests of the city are properly touched
upon, and the strict attention to facts and
figures is one of its chief recommenda
tions. The illustrations are numerous
and afford an intelligent conception of
the city's wealth and beauty. The work
was issued from the Argus job rooms.
Thk Memphis Appeal says it Is to be
hoped that democratic office holders will
Immediately upon the inauguration of
President-elect Harrison, manifest, gen
erally, a disposition to retire from the
service of the government. No man who
has been appointed to office because he is
a democrat can seek, consistently or
honorably, to serve a republican admin
istration. The republicans having won
the dav in November are entitled to all
the offloes within the control of the re
publican president. The democrats should
go out willingly and gladly. They should
not even entertain a desire to 611 out
overlapping terms. We do not intend to
convey the idea that every democratic
office holder should on the 4th of March
write out his resignation and abandon bis
post immedjately, but he should at least
signify his readiness to quit at a signal,
and to do so cheerfully. The man who
is a democrat for the sake of office is not
very much of a democrat. The spirit
that pervaded the party during the
twenty-four long years it was out of
power a spirit that could not be chilled
by continuous defeat is not the spirit
that actuates the man who is a partisan
merely for personal gain. The dignity of
the party could not be more effectively
asserted than by the present democratic
office-holders If they should at once aban
don their seats at the table and take to
the cold. It would be an emphatic de
monstration to the country that the dem
ocratic party was a party of principle, and
that its conspicuous members were more
devoted to the cause the party champions
than to personal distinction or to pocket
politics. Such a course would strengthen
the party immensely and give additional
assurance of a great triumph in 1892.
At the English Lutbersn church,
preaching at 10:45 a m. by the Rev F
Bartholomew, P. D., pastor, "The Law
of Reward." Sunday school at 2:30
p m. C. W. Foss, superintendent.
At the English Lutheran church,
preaching at 10:45 a m, subject, "The
Law of Reward," Matt. 20:13-14, by Rev.
. F. Bartholomew, pastor. Sunday
school at 2:80 p m, C. W. Foss, superin
tendent. At the Twentieth street Evangelical
Lutheran church, the Rev O A Mennicke,
pastor, at 10 a m. Text, Lut. ii, 22 82.
Thema: "Von d?m festen und cetrosten
muthe einea glaeubigen Christen." 2:80
p m Chtistenlehre.
At the First M. E. church, preaching at
10:45 a m and ? p m, by the pastor, the
Rev O W Que. Morning subject: "Chris
tian Unity." Evening subject: "Weep
ing over a Doomed City." Sunday school
at 9:15 a m, J F Robinson, superintend
ent. Young people's class at 6 p m, C
E Adams, leader.
At the Broadway Presbyterian church
the Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor, will
preach at 10:45, a m and 7 p m. Even
ing subject: "The Touchstone of
Christian Conduct." Sabbath school at
9:10 a m. Dr J W Stewart, superinten
dent. Young people's meeting at 6:15 p
m. ooutn rare aanaay school at 2:30
At the Christian chapel, the Rev
George E Piatt, pastor, service Sunday
morning at 10:43 a m. Subject,
"The Tempter Vanquished." Service
also at 7 p m. Subject: "Faith and
Affection." Sunday school at 9:15 am.
Geo E Piatt, superintendent. Young
people's meeting at 6 p m. Christian
mission room Sunday school at 8 p m.Supt
Geo Col burn. Preaching Thursday night
At the Central Presbyterian church,
the pastor, Rev. A. B . Meldrum, will
preach at 10:45 a m, and 7 pm. Morn
ing subject: "Mahamam, or the Two
Camps," Gen T nil: 1 2. Sabbath school
and pastor's bible class at 9:80 a m, Jas.
Buford. superintendent. Young people's
meeting at 8 pm. "Gospel Bymns'' will
be used at the evening service. Subject:
"Speech and Action."
Attbs First Baptist church, H. C.
Leland. pastor, services at 10 45 a m
and 7:00 p m. Morning subject:
"Church Finances." Evening subject:
"The True Refuge." Sunday school at
9:80 a m, J. W. Welch, superintendent.
Yfcung people's and converts' meeting
at 8 pm. At Forty-fourth Street chapel
there will be Sabbath school at 2:80 p m.
Paul Keller, superintendent, and preach
ing at 8:80 p m. An entertainment for
the benefit of the chapel fund will be
given on Thursday evening.
A man who has practiced medicine for
40 years, ought to know salt from sugar;
read what be saya:
Toledo. O., Jan. 10, 1887.
Messrs. F. J. Cheney & Co. Gentle
men: I have been in the general
"practice or medicine for most 40 Tears.
and would say that in all my practice and
experience, nave never seen a prepare
tion that I could prescribe with as much
confidence of success as I can Ball's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured bv von
Have prescribed it a great many times
and Its affect is wonderful, and would
say in conclusion that I bava yet to find
a case oi caiarrn mat it would not cure,
if they would takej.it according to direc
tiona. Yours truly,
L. L. Gobtdch, M. D.,
Office. S15 Summit street.
We will give tlOO for any case of
catarrh that can not be cured with Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Taken internally.
F. J. Chmtet & Co., Props., Toledo. O.
J7Soia by druggists, 70c.
Flesh wounds and cuts can be healed
by a tew applications of Salvation Oil
All druggists sell it for twenty-five cenU
The two cardinal sins in conversation
are talkativeness and sllenoc. - ,
Mills Presents a Constitutional
TO THE TAEIFP BILL OF THE SENATE
Ha Wuta It Returned With tha Remark
That tka Up r Houm la Attempting
Usurpation Arguments Against tha Bill
on Its Merit A Black Eye for Springer
on tha Territory AdmlMion Question
They Can All Come In Eicept New
Washington Cmr, Feb. 16. The report
of the ways and means committee on the
senate tariff bill was presented to the house
yesterday. It begins with a denial of the
right of the senate to present such a bill, rais
ing the constitutional point that the bill, as it
came from the senate, is a violation of the
provisions of the constitution allowing the
house of representatives power to originate
revenue bills. Therefore the accompanying
resolution directs the return of the bill to the
senate. A long argument is entered into to
prove the alleged unconstitutionality, and the
fact is cited that the senate itself decided that
it had no power to originate bills reducing
or repealing existing taxes, and that when
such a bill was sent from the senate in the
second session of the Forty-second congres,
Dawes, then a member of tha house, held the
above view, and moved that the bill being
unconstitutional lie on the table, and this
resolution was voted for by Hoar, Hole, Far-
well, Frye, Hawley and Piatt
An argument is then submitted to prove
the proposition that "Increased importation is
always productive of prosperity to the whole
country and to all classes of its people." The
report says we cannot sell our surplus corn
unless we take European surplus in exchange
therefor. The committee declares that the
years in which importation reached its high
est points were the years of the greatest pros
perity tor this country, and that when im
portations fell off the times were hard, labor
unemployed and capital unproductive. The
principle of the senate bill is stated to be that
the way to get rid of a surplus in the
treasury is, first, to spend it in new
channels of appropriation, and if that is
not effective then to reduce taxes on those
articles that are most productive of revenue
and at the same tune least to the pockets of
the favored classes. In this connection the
assertion is made that the tax is taken oil
sugar because it only gives the producer
0,1X10,000, while it gives the governmeut
J.,000,000, and taxes are retained on wool,
cotton, iron and steel products because while
they bring to the government only frOa.OOu,-
000 they put in the pockets of the "favored
classes" more than $500,000,000.
To prove the statement that high importa
tions produce prosperity tha financial history
of the years lsJ to 1S73, and lS7y to 1SSI is
referred to, and to prove that low importa
tions decrease prosperity the history of the
years 1873 to 1S79 and 1S2 to
It is contended by those who advocate high
duties, not for revenue but to restrict impor
tation, that if free importation is allowed the
foreign producer will supply all our wants,
and our industries will be ruined, our lac
tones closed, and our labor thrown out of era-,
ployment This argument is without any
foundation in fact More than 90 per cent oi
all the goods we consume are produced at a
lower cost in the United States than they are
in any foreign country, and no article is ever
imported into any country when it can be
produced there cheaper than elsewhere.
The finance committee seem alarmed lest
India wheat shall be imported into New York,
and deprive us of our home market These
fears would be easily dispelled if they would
look at the export prices of American and
foreign wheat as shown by tha last annual re
port on the foreign commerce of the United
States. They would see that wheat is worth
more per bushel in India than In the United
States, and has been higher every year.
The proposed bounty on sugar is con
demned on the ground that any bounty is a
disguised raid on the treasury. If the bounty
system is to be adopted, however, the com
mittee wa nts it extended to corn, wheat and
other agricultural products.
The committee makes an el-bora' e argu
ment against tha substitution of specific for
ad valorem duties, on the ground that the
specific tax does not distribute the burdens
equally, and on tha ground that quantities
are fixed while values are constantly change
ing. It adds the insinuation that the senate
committee did not have the special knowledge
to arrange the schedules or specific duties,
and that they were made by the manu
facturers of the articles for their own bene
"The treasury experts show that the reduc
tion in the revenue from customs by the
senate bill will be about 114,000,000, includ
ing the reduction in the free list of I5.&S,-
074.65. When we take into account the
value of all sacks, boxes, crates and cover
ings that are also made dutiable with tba
articles bearing ad valorem duty, there will
be no reduction in customs revenue." In
fact the report declares it probable that an
increase of about $6,000,000 on taxes is
affected by the senate bill, and it closes with
the suggestion that through the repeal of the
tax on alcohol to be used in the arts the whole
tax on whisky may leak away.
DID A BIG DAY'S WORK.
Both Houses of Congress Do Buslaees with
Their Coats oft
WaShi.vgto.t Cmr, Feb. 16. The senate
yesterday filed the credentials of W. D.
Washburn, senator from Minnesota from
March 4 next A number of bills of little
general importance were passed and then
forty -one private pension bills, all there were
on the calendar, were put through In twelve
minutes. Coke continued his speech against
the Texas outrages resolution ; it was de
voted principally to proving the bad reputa
tion of tba witnesses who made the charges
of bulldozing, etc. He did not finish, but
yielded to resolutions in memory of the late
Representative Robertson of Louisiana, in
eulogy of whom Oibaon and others spoke.
and the annate as a further mark of respect
Mills reported the senate tariff bill back to
the bouse, accompanied by a report and the
following resolution: "That the substitution
by the senate under the form of an amend
ment for tba bill of the house No. 6,051 (the
Kills bill), of another and different bill con
taining a general revision of the laws impos
ing import duties and Internal taxes, is in
conflict with the true intent and purpose of
section 7, article 1 of the constitution, and
that said bill be returned to the senate with
the respectful sunestion that said section
Tests in the house of representatives the sole
power to originate such a measure." Mchun-
lay gave notice of a minority report on the
constitutional question, and the matter was
dropped until Tuesday next when Mills will
call it up. The Dakota admission bill came
up next The action taken Thursday was
clinched by tabling the motion to
reconsider, the vote being 144 yeas
to 100 nays. The conferred were then
Instructed to agree to the admission of North
Dakota, Montana and Washington by proc
lamation, and the bill was sent to conference.
The senate amendments to the fortification and
pension bills were non-concurred in, and tb
bill appropriating (350.000 to enable the pres
ident to protect American interests in Pan
ama was passed. In committee of the whols
the house then took up the pcetoffice bill, but
on a vote the point of no quorum was raised
and the house took recess to 7:90 p. m., at
which session thirty-three private pension
bills were passed, and the bouse adjourned.
The bill for a pension to Mrs. Gen. Sheridan
was withdrawn, owing to the objection, ol
ilgare and Cbeadle's declaration that it
should not pass in the absence of a quorum.
Tba Steam press Will Stay.
Wabbinoton City, Feb. 16. Hiscock pre
sented to the senate yesterday the report at
the finance committee on the bill whose ob
ject Is the substitution of band work fas
Steam presses in the bureau of engraving and
printing. The -"TmlH' makes an elaborate
report, tha substance of which is that there k
ex saying of laoo.OOOa year to the govyrgmant
In the use of tl jB steam presses, anil tbaVCbs
work done by them is as good, if not better,
than the work done by hand. The unfavor
able report wss agreed to and the bill in
definitely post toned. Among the facts d
veloped by the inquiry of the committee wai
the inability oi the experts employed by th
Knights of Lai or to pick out of 100 notes
those printed t y steam or band; in fact they
mistook the on) for the other all through tb
Washixqtoh Citt, Feb. Id Dispatcher
from Indianaptlia speak of the possibility of
Chaunoey L F.lley, of Missouri, being made
postmaster genoral under the coming admin
istration. A pa-ominent Republican who hat
talked with Q. Harrison on the subject
says that Filley will not be appointed any re
a ponsible posit on under President Harrison,
and that he will have no voice in the control
of Missouri pat"onage. Senator Teller hai
said within two days to a friend that there -no
prospect of t is being appointed secretary
of the interior, und that he would not accept
the position if it was tendered him. He has
been using all of his influence to obtain the
appointment of ex-Governor Routt, of Col
orado, to the position of postmaster general
Bound to Have an Extra Session.
Washington CITT, Feb. 16. Republican!
in the house st y that the practical deter
mination of the passage of the omnibus bill
for the admission of the territories will not
affect the prospects of an extra session of tht
Fifty-first congr ass. A large number of then:
were interviewed yesterday morning ami
they expressed tie belief that there would bt
an extra session called by President Harrison.
A majority of them believe that the extra
session will be hi Id beginning about the mid
dle of April, wh.le the rest expect that con
gress will be call xl together Oct 1.
A creed on the Direct Tax BllL
Washington Citt, Feb. 18. The confer
reee on the direct tax bill reached a conclu
sion yesterday af ternoon. The senate confer
reee accept the house amendment appronriat
ing $800,000 to pny the cititens of Beaufort
H. U, for real e te seised and sold by tht
United Slates government with further
amendments red icing the appropriation tc
$450,000. Anoth.a- and general amendment
was adopted pro id Ing for the payment to all
states of the pro Its realized by the general
government fror.i the sale of real estate for
Want to Compete for Thlsf
Washixuto! City, Feb. 16. An examina
tion will lie held at the rooms of the civil
service commission on the 2.1th inst, com
mencing at 0 a. ni. to fill a vacancy in the
office of experiment stations, department ol
agriculture, at a salary of $1,800 per annum.
The work require! will be largely of a liter
ary and editorial character and will require
considerable techx ical knowledge of science
Tha Trouble V 1th Those Half-Breeds.
Washington C itt, Feb. 16. The war de
partment has been advised of the threatened
outbreak of half -I reeds in Rolette county, D.
T., and gave Instructions to the military to
take action to pre ent the same. The sheriff i
action in calling o:i the militia was unlawful,
and the sheriff hat. been so informed by Gov
ernor Church, wb3 reported the matter tc
becretary V lias.
National Capital Briefs.
The secretary of the treasury has ordered
the removal of Daiiel J. Moore, an assistant
appraiser at New York city.
Among the bills passed by the senate Fri
day was one authorizing the president to
place Gen. Wm. S. Rosecrans on the retired
list as brigadier-geieral of the regular army.
Spooner introduced a bill in the senate Fri
day to provide for the formation and main
tenance of a natiot al system of farmers1 in
stitutes, and Morgan, to increase the com
pensation of fourth -class postmasters.
By the bill passed by the house Friday South
Dakota is to be admitted under the Sioux
Falls constitution by proclamation of tba
president, without a new rote being taken on
the question of division.
SHAW, PLESSr- ER, AND CORBETT.
The Case of the Chicago Stolen Bond Re
ceiver Ot-es to tha Jury.
Chicago, Feb. 16. The trial of Shaw,
Pleesner, and Corbett, the alleged manipula
tors of stolen bond, was brought to a con
clusion at 6 o'clock .ast night State's Attor
ney Longenecker, in concluding his argument
for the prosecution denied the law point
made by counsel for the defense, and de
nounced receivers of stolen property, saying:
"The fence is for thieves what a hot bed is
for plants. Wipe out the fences, and you
strike at the root of crime." The court then
submitted the case t the jury, under instruc
tions bearing severely upon the accused, and
ordered the jury to return a sealed verdict
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
Wisconsin 6enatora Report on the Alleged
Pinery D n Wicked neos.
Madison, Wis., Fib. 16. The senate yes
terday received the i-eport of the committee
appointed to investig ate the charges against
the alleged pinery dt ns. The pith of the re
port was that houses of ill-fame are numer
ous enough, but that the reports of Miss Kate
Bushnell and carta n newspapers are very
highly colored, and tbe facta do not bear out
their statements. The report suggests to peo
ple in other states v ho are making such a
"to-do" about Wiscoijun wickedness the ad
visability of attending to matters in their
own bailiwicks, which are fully as much in
need of this ref ormir g process as Wisconsin.
Tha report was adop'ed.
Spri.vofield, Ills., Feb. 10. The assembly
ordered Jones1 bill 1o regulate stock yard
charges to be engross id and to third reading
yesterday. Bills w.re introduced making
Lincoln's birthday a legal holiday; prohibit
ing the playing of ban ball on Sunday; and
appropriating $300,001 for a home for ine
briates. A joint resolution was adopted for
adjournment from tbe 19th to the 25th, to
permit tbe G. A. R. t hold its convention in
the state capitoL Thu Chicago drainage bill
was ordered to second reading after numer
ous amendments, tlie most important of
which secures all dtiet, towns, etc., situated
on the Desplainee or Illinois rivers in their
rights of drainage r other rights. Tbe
senate confirmed seven -al nominations, among
them that of Don Franer as printer expert
Bills were introduced making three barbed
wires a legal fence and to prevent insurance
companies from forning pools. Tbe joint
resolution providing for adjournment from
the ISfth to tbe S5tn in it was adopted.
Tba Allseed Sbenaan-Alger Trouble.
Nrw York, Feb. 16. A special to the
World from Columbuii, O., says that Gen.
Alger became very an ;ry at the Lincoln ban
quet Tuesday night because an Ohio poll
tidan jokingly remarl ed to him that there
seemed to be a grievance between him Alger
and Senator Sherman. Gen. Alger is quoted
as saying: "I wrote S hennas a letter yester
day demanding an explicit avowal or dis
avowal of the remarks about me attributed
to him since tha Chica) convention, and be
has got to answer. Yis, sir, I shall insist
upon an answer." Tho World's Washington
correspondent telegraphs that Senator Sher
man said Thursday nLrht that he had not re
ceived Gen. Alger's le tor and had not heard
of such a thing. The trouble alluded to is
alleged assertions by Slierman that Alger did
not act squarely at the Chicago convention.
Mighty Close la Weet Virginia.
Chabliston, W. Vs., Feb. 10. There was
great excitement in the joint assembly yester
day in taking a vote for senator, when Presi
dent Carr, of the sen te, announced upon
tbe floor of the house that he
would from now oa cast his vote for
Gen. Gofl for United titatee senator. Kirk,
who has cast his votes heretofore for some
Union Laborite, also leclared himself for
Goff from now on. Horr, the other .Union
Laborite, cast his vote 1 or Kenna and will re
main with him hereafter. Dorr still refuses
to vote for Kenna. Tie ballot was: Goff,
42; Kenna, 42; W. T. Ice, 1; whole number of
votes cast, 85; necessary to a choice, 43.
The anarchists should be ironed as
well as washed. ;
Like His Successes, It Is a Very
VAST sums sum: bt de lesseps
In Attempting to Cat Continent In Twain
A Railway Man Puts Bla Observations
Into Words The Great Ditch tlaa Swal
lowed Up S5o.OOO,000 and Is Mow Prac
tically Abandoned Cash Poured Out
Like Water, and With Lavish Extrava
gance. Panama, Feb. 16. A railroad man who
has watched with deep interest the progress
of the work on the Do Lesseps canal says
that $230,000,000 has been sunk in the vast
hole, and that further work has practically
been abandoned, there being no question
taat the mammoth project has proved a dis-
sstrous failure. Only a few small gangs of
laborers are making any pretense at continu
ing the work. And it is conceded that these
will, inside of a few weeks, join their idle
companions. The last important desertion
was Feb. 1, when the contractor on the San
Pueblo cut discharged his ,3,000 men and an
nounced that he would not need them again.
At one tune as many as 60,000 negroes,
mostly from Jamaica, were employed on the
canal. From time to time men were dis
charged. They became turbulent as the un
employed increased in numbers, and the
Colombian government found it necessary to
place on duty a large guard of soldiers, and
have the line of the Panama railroad pa
trolled to prevent outbreaks. The negroes
were paid small wages and, being shiftless,
saved nothing. They drew their money in
tsnall sums, and when they happened to have
more than was necessary to buy rum they
rode out the surplus on the railroad trains,
and consequently when discharged were pen
niless. American, French and English men-of-war
are at anchor in the bay of Colon ready
to protect the citizens of their respective
countries if necessary. Not only on the canal
but also on the railroad a large number of
men have been thrown out of work. When
canal building was being pushed there were
four passenger trains run on the railroad, but
now two are more than sufficient and half of
the force has been discharged and those
still at work are threatened with a reduction
When the Compagne Universale Trans
Atlantique began work in 1SS0 it gave out no
contracts, but prepared to dig the canal itself,
and under the liberal guidance' of Count dr
Lesseps made ample provision for such com
forts as were possible in that section. Towns,
hospitals and other modern improvements
weer introduced. At Colon the French quar
ter is laid out like a park and improved like a
European villa. De Lesseps built, at the
company's expense, a residence for bimselt
and another for his son at a cost of $250,000.
Tbe leTacoing of De Lesseps pere's house
was said to have cost $30,000 and every
thing else was on a corresponding basis.
and yet neither house has ever been
occupied. The hospital at Panama cost
$1,000,000 and other preparations for
the comfort of the canal company's em
ployes were on an equal scale. ithin tbe
last two years the streets of Colon, which
were previously almost of tbe consistency of
mortar, have been macadamized, and the
principal street ha? a substantial board pave
ment Before these improvements were
made the only wheeled vehicle in the city was
the carriage provided for the hospital nursds.
but now cabs abound. All along the pro
posed line of the canal money has been lav
ished for the comfort and even luxury of the
company's officers, all of whom lived, while
the bubble floated, like princes. This ex
travagance had a counterpart in the way
money was thrown away on the work of
canal digging until three or four years ago,
when contracting began. Altogether there is
very little to show for the vast outlay of
$50,000,000, which is said to be the amount
The only water-course actually developed
by the work is from Colon to Bohio, a dis
tance of thirteen miles. This work was
chiefly through marshes and was done by an
American dredging company. The only hard
work was at Mendes, where for a distance of
3u0 or 4(0 yards blasting was necessary owing
to the rock obstructing tbe way. This sec
tion is a comparatively small fraction of the
entire work projected, as tbe other thirty
four or thirty-five miles of tbe canal were
surveyed over mountains, some of tnem
bristling with rock. On the Culeda cut con
siderable work was done, but it was not any
where nearly finished, and elsewhere very
little was accomplished. On the basis of
previous expenditures it is estimated that
(1,000,000,000 would be required to finish tha
As an evidence of the manner in which
money was squandered it is stated that ex
pensive engines and other valuable machinery
taken there from Belgium and Franca were
dumped upon the commons and not even cov
ered up or otherwise protected from tbe ele
ments. Much of the machinery was never
used, but still lies where it was unloaded.
Some of the machinery has been overgrown
with rank weeks, which abound in this sec
De Lesseps, when inaugurating his work,
announced that the canal would be thrown
open to the public in 189, but this year will
be memorable only as marking the abandon
ment of the enterprise, probably never to be
resumed. Everybody is Intensely nervous,
and all who can do so are preparing to leave.
Tbe merchants are closing up their business
as rapidly as possible, and many of Xhem are
awaiting new from the United States with a
view of going to 'Nicaraga, as they have
faith in that canal project
Borne of the canal contractors are said to
have been badly caught by the collapse of the
scheme, and some of them have gone to
France hoping to secure at least a portion of
tbe money due them. The American Dredg
ing company is among the concerns reported
not to have been paid in full, and its repre
sentatives have gone to Paris. Americans
have suffered to a considerable extent by the
cessation of work, as all of the railroad em
ployes and tbe dredging company's workmen
are from that country. Tbe canal company's
employes, except the laborers, all of whom
are negroes, are at a rule from France, and
they are grumbling loudly about unpaid sal
aries. As an evidence of the complete collapse of
Panama's bright prospects it is mentioned
that while the government of Colombia,
which is more thrifty in such matters than
the United States, last year sold the gam
bling privileges to a man named Garcia for
00,000 Colombian currency about 170,000
in gold this year no bid was made therefor
and sua effort is being made to collect a
revenue by arresting individual gamblers.
Three railroad men were fined 150 each for
gambling. All are agreed that tbe gravest
disorders will arise when work is finally dis
continued. Gladstone has arrived at Cannes, en route
home to England.
SPOKE FOR AMERICAN SHIPPING.
A Delegation of the Shippers League Calls
on Harrison and Ooos Away Flensed.
IXDiAWapoLis, Ind., Fob. 10. A commit
tee from tbe National Shipping and Industrial
league Andrew .Wheeler, of Philadelphia;
George A. Kelly, of Pittsburg, and Hon. H.
D. Money, of Washington called upon Gen.
Harrison yesterday and presented a series of
resolutions passed at tbe recent convention of
the league in Washington, urging the incom
ing administration to take steps to restore
American shipping upon the high etas. Thc
committeemen were highly gratified with the
spirit in which they were received
by the president-elect, and left here
last evening for their respective homes, fully
convinced that Geo. Harrison will make
favorable reference to their plans in his an
nual message to congress. One of the com
mitteemen said to a representative of the
United Press Jtbat he was fully convinced
from what Gen. Harrison said in his reply to
the committee that ha interded to call an ex
tra session of congress. But nothing was said
which would indicate whether he intended to
issue tha call Immediately after his inaugural
or later in the year.
A Mild Sensation In the Times
THE EMINENT EDITOR IMPLICATED
la a Schema to Bribe a Witness in Behalf
of Parnell Some Teatlmouy Showing
How the Friends of the Irish Leader Are
Watched Peculiar Variations In Signa
tures to tha Much-Talkcd-Of Letter
Loxdox, Feb. 16. There was something of
a sensation in the hearing of the Parnell case
yesterday when Soames, The Times solicitor,
charged Labouehere with attempting to bribe
Pigott Labouehere is a home rule member
of parliament and editor of the London news
Soames said that Pigott had told him of in
terviews which he (Pigott) had with Solicitor
Lewis and Labouehere, The latter sent
Pigott several 10 notes. One of these notes
was forwarded to Ireland and there
re-directod to London. The. witness pro
duced a copy of the letter which accom
panied it Pigott showed the witness
a letter from Solicitor Lewis ac
cusing him Pigott of having ad
mitted that be forged the letters. Pigott also
produced his reply, whereupon the witness
required that the statutory declaration be
made, in which Pigott detailed all the com
munications between himself and Solicitor
Lewis, including an offer 1,000 by Lewis on
behalf of Labouehere if Pigott would swear
that he had forged the letters.
Soames said that a man calling himself
Wilson wrote to him offering to give Inform
ation. The offer was simply a "plant" He
recognised the writing as that of a man named
O'Brien, who was an emissary from Egan to
Labouehere. After that he had O'Brien
watched. At I-abouehere's instance O'Brien
was sent to Dublin to see Pigott In
Dublin O'Brien assumed the name of
Sinclair. The men following him traced
him to Labouchere's and Pigott's bouses, and
then traced iigott. Solicitor Lewis, and Mr.
Parnell to labouchere's residence. The wit
ness knew that O'Brien was known in
America as Rolierteon. Irwas Robertson
who deluded Detective Moser with letters
which have since been admitted to le for
geries. Kir by was paid i to go to America
and procure from Sheridan the original Par
nell letter, a fac-simile of which was pub
lished in the Times. Mr. Hurlburt saw this
He Soames had I ever promised Pigott a
sixpence, but knew that Pigott had asked
Houston for 5,0u0 on the ground that it
would be impossible for him to live in Dub
lin after giving evidence for The Times, and
that he wanted some provision for himself.
Tbe w itness told him that such a suggestion
could not be listened to, but that he might
rest satisfied that Tbe Times would never see
blm ruined through honestly testifying to all
Soames then offered in evidence a schedule
of all the Parnell signatures which be pos
sessed. He said that Mr. Parnell's writing
varied considerably, and produced a letter in
which the name was written in six different
ways. Presiding Justice Hannen ordered
that the letter be photographed.
This was all brought out on the cross-examination.
Parnell was present during the
session of the commission.
Mr. Willacott, a lobbyist in the employ of
the Central News, swore that in an interview
which he had with Parnell, that gentleman
characterized the fac simile letter produced
in The Times as an "impudent forgery."
A. K. McDonald, manager of tbe Times,
testified that he had paid Houston a'l.TSO for
the letters after their authenticity had been
tested. He did not ask how or where Houston
got the letters. He learned from Houston and
others that it was the practice of the leaders
of the Irish movement that one should write
a letter, another sign it, and still another ad
dress it' The body parts of the Parnell let
ters were in disguiMd handwritings. Wit
ness had beard that Harrington had been of
fered the letters, but had refused them. He
was convinced that the letters were genuiue.
It Seems Open to Crltsolsni.
Harwich, Mass., Feb. 10. The personal
and real estate of Leonard Robbing, of Har
wich, was attached Thursday for i3,000 by
Caleb K. Allen, of Harwich. Some time
since, on Allen's petition to the court, a
guardian was placed over Bobbins, and the
latter was induced to sign a bond for $30,000.
in which he agreed to never marry. Later a
commissioner held an examination into the
mental condition of Robbins, and he was ad
judged competent to conduct his own affairs,
and thereupon George H. Snow, Robbins'
guardian, resigned. About this time Rob
bins married, and the action is brought on
account of bis marriage. His wife is a hiehlv
respected woman, and Allen's action causes
considerable adverse criticism.
A Bit or English Scandal.
LoMox, Feb. 16. The Star states that
the marquis of Ailsbury, who became notori
ous for his connection with a turf scandal
some time ago, and for his numerous wild
escapades, has entered a suit for a divorce
from his wife. The Marchioness of Ailsbury,
before she married the then Lord Savernake,
was Dolly Tester, a ballet dancer at the
Gaiety theater, and of low origin and char
acter. Lord Ailsbury names as co-respond
ents a bookmaker by the name of Riley, and
Mr. Abington, a well-known owner of racing
horses. Startling financial developments are
expected during the trial.
" A Cowardly Aasaaalnatioe.
Richmond, Va., Feb. 16. At Gloucester
Court House Thursday night, George Hughes
was shot while asleep, by his nephew, Joshua
F. Ross, and instantly killed. Hughes waa a
wealthy Irishman who settled at Gloucester
fifteen or twenty years ago. Ross is a prom'
lnent Republican politician and once repre
sented the county in the legislature. The
cause of the deed is shrouded in mystery.
Ross confesses to the shooting, but is silent
as to ita cause. The men were formerly of
A High-Toned Dining Party
NtwYORK. Feb. 18. Cornelius Vandon.
bilt entertained Minister Phelps at diner last
evening. Among the thirty guests were
Hon. Levi P. Morton, Chaunoey M. Depew,
a oram a. Hewitt, i t. Bnapnard, William
Astor, - and Mr. Van Renssalaer and their
Laboring With tha Iowa Commlsslonere,
Chicago. Feb. 10. The Herald a
this morning: "Tbe effort to induce the Iowa
Railroad commissioners to adopt the Illinois
distance tariff for that state is attracting
good deal of attention. It is confidently
preaiciea uutt uns concession wiu be grant
Two Girls Burned to Death.
Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 10. Tbe Saunders
house at Pike, Wyoming county, was burned
at 1 o'clock Friday morning. Two hired
girls were burned to death.
New Bank at Buffalo, N. T.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 16. A new banking
institution will be launched here within a few
week a Tbe proposed new bank will have a
capital of $300,000. Mr. Daniel O'Day, of
the Standard Oil company, is slated for pres
ident of the new concern, and it is probable
that Collector A. D. Bissell will be one of the
directora The stock is going fast and the
list will close in a few days.
Bishop McTyre Dead.
NaBHVILLZ, Tenn., Feb. 10. Bishop H. ft.
McTyre, channel! or of the Vanderbilt uni
versity, died at his home in the university
grounds yesterday morning. He was senior
bishop of the Methodist Church South at the
time of his death. He was the author of the
"History of Methodism" and several other
A Very Deliberate Suicide.
Chicago, Feb. Id. Julius Garber, a young
man residing with bis father in a suburb of
this city, while in a fit of despondency
yesterday approached the North western rail
road tracks while cars were being switched.
and lying down, placed his neck on the raila
in front of a moving train. His head waa
completely severed from us body.
, ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
A widow named Van Cois, living at Frank
lin farfe, N. J., is under arrest for killing her
UlegMasate babe, born Thurday, by holding
its head in a pail of swill.
Tbe Italian premier, Crispi.has complained
to Prince Bismarck that investigation has re
vealed the fact that German socialists aided
their French brethren in inciting tbe recent
riots in Rome.
John Lee was hanged at Alexandria, Minn.,
Friday morning, for tha murder of Charles
Fire broke out in a Chippewa Falls (Wis.)
business block at midnight Thursday and be
fore the flames could be subdued property to
the value of near $-300,000 was in ashes.
Rose, of Los Angeles, owner of the trotting
stallion Stemboul, has received an offer of
$50,000 for the horse. The offer is made by
W. IL Crawford, the well known turfman,
who telegraphed. The horse has a record of
Dr. J. B. Taylor, of Boston, died of apo
plexy Friday while attending a patient
In the greater part of France the recent
snow storms have been followed by floods,
which have caused much damage.
John W. Street died at Chicago Friday
morning. Mr. Street was in his Md year, his
death being attributed to overwork. He was
a friend to dumb annimals and tbe inventor
of an improved cattle car.
Gen. Villacampa, tha leader of the military
revolt in Spain in favor of a republic in Sep
tember, ItssO, baa died in prison.
A statue in white marble of tbe late Em
peror William has been erected at Charlot
tenburg, Germany. The figure is similar in
design to those of his parents which are
placed there. . ...
Two boys named Albert and Geerge Avery
were trampled to death by a drove of cattle
near Rawlings, Wyo. T., Friday.
The Michigan labor union will hold a state
convention at I-insiug, beginning next Tues
day. The miners of the Wilson coal company,
near Washington, Ind., have struck against
the mine boss and a miner whom they don't
A Keokuk, la., man named Wil.iam Parker
died recently, and it has been found that he
had two families, one legitimate, and the
other otherwise. He . left all his prop
erty to the illegitimate children, and a
suit has resulted to break his will.
President Hill, of the Manitoba system.
says the value of railway investments in New
England is less by over $10,000,000 than it
was eighteen months ago. Too much railway
A youn.7 Canadian notary, of good family.
doing business at Montreal, has gone to
turope. '1 he reasou is that he has been rob
bing his clients by forged receipts and other
wise, among his victims being about 200
rarmers and bis own sisters, who are left pen
niless. THE "Q" SIGNS THE AGREEMENT.
Opinion Epresed That the Wntern Rail
way Combination Is a Success.
Chicago, Feb. 16. President Hughitt,
chairman of the committee on signatures of
the Inter-State Railway association, informed
a representative of the United IYess last
night that President Perkins, of the Chicago.
tsurnngton X yuincy road, signed the agree
ment lor tbe proposed association yesterday,
and it is now believed that the proposed com
bination among the western roads is an as
It Doesn't Worry Washburn.
Worcester, Mass.. Feb. 18. Mr. Charles
G. Washburn, of the Washburn & Moen
manufacturing company, states that the al
leged "French paU-uf of Louis Janin does
not void the Glidden patent. s.idden claims
to hare invented a twisted fence wire with a
a spur wire bent at its middle portion and
clamped in position by the other wire. He
does not claim to have invented the spurs or
prongs, lelegrams rroin .New i ork and Chi
cago say the barled wire meu there laugh at
Indianapolis, Feb. 16. The senate yester
day Missed the bill appropriating t?5,OJ0 for
Purdue university, and discussed various
other measures. The house parsed the bill
putting the government of the Indianapolis
city departments in charge of a board ap
pointed by thu legislature. Representative
Craynor insisted upon denouncing the bill
untd the speaker ordered the doorkeepers to
force him to sit down, which they did. Then
the Republicans started to leave the hall, but
found the door locked and returned to their
seats. Ten thousand dollars a year for five
years was appropriated for the board of agri
culture, and a bill was passed establishing a
state board of charities.
La.vsino, Mich., Feb. 16. The senate yes
terday passed a bill incorporating tbe city of
Gladstone. Bills were introduced: Prohib
iting Sunday theatricals or base ball games
and fixing the rate of telarraph service at 1
cent per word. The bouse wrangled all day
over a resolution fixing $5 per day and 10
cents per mile as tbe pay and mileage of the
committees ap,Hiuted to visit the state insti
tutions. A concurrent resolution was finally
adopted to refer the matter to a joint com'
Dudley's Maine Not on the List.
Indianapolis, Feb. 16. The federal grand
Jury reported to Judge Woods yesterday that
they had no further business and they were
sent home with the injunction: "If you are
needed again each of you will be notified.
Among the numerous indictments returned
the name of CoL W. W. Dudley does not ap
pear. Judge Woods' remarks to the Jury are
interpreted to mean that the endeavor to in
dict Dudley is not over yet .
Wtnriom Goes to See Harrison.
New York, Feb. 16. The Graphio says
that Hon. m. v indom left New York yes
terday for Indianapolis, in response to a tele
gram from Gen. Harrison, and that there is
no dotibt be will be secretary of the treasury.
Chicago. Feb. 15.
following were tha quotations on tha
board of trade to-day: Wheat 'o. 2 March,
opened and closed $1.044; May. ojud $1.07,
cioaea ji.v.t; July, opened ic, closed M?fo.
Corn No. s March, opened UHc, closed
frtf4c; April, opened Kc, closed &Hc; May.
opened &Hc closed 36c. Pork March, opened
-, closed JllJCJe; May, opened. $11JSU,
Closed $11,371. Lard-March, opened $d.67
Tha Union stock yards reports tba following
prices: Hogs Market opened pulet and
slow and pricea lower; light grades, $4.40
a 4.70- rough packing, $l.3,t.40; mixed
lota, $4.ia.4.tt; heavy packing and shipping
lota. SL4U,4.&5. Cattle Market steady: beeves.
poor to prime, t3.anai.75: fair to good. $X&0
(&1.00; cows, $l.SO&3.00; bulk, $2.15.40; stock
era and feeders, $4jajl4.4U. Sheep-Steady;
native muttons, $3.6U3.0u; corn-fad
westerns. $4.2UCi4.ti; lambs. $i.0O.8.0U.
Produce: Butter Fanoy Elgin creamery,
S79 per lb.:' fancy dairy. U&17e; packing
stock, luaiOttc. hgg Strictly fresh laid, IBM
14o: ice-house stock lUo. Dressed
poultry Chickens, ?$Uc per pound: turkeys,
lU&Uc; ducks, 10913c. geese, $4.SU7v par
doa. Potatoes Choice Burbanks, Sft8o per
bo.; Beauty of Hbron.8828c: Jariy Hose. So.;
aweet potatoes, )M28c per bu. Applse
Choice greenings. $1.40&1.& per bbL Cran
berries $6.U0ftt.tiU per bid.
New Yob. Feb. 15.
Wheat Irregular; No. 1 red state, 11.05;
No. t do, WHc; No. S red winter March,
t, vo:ao May, sluuh; ao June, amuK. corn-
Steady; No. X mixed cash, 45o: do March,
44Mc; do April. gc; do May. 43)c Oats
Steady; No. 1 white, state, 3c: No. S do,
SOKc; No. r mixed February. 81c; do March.
BIXe; do May, Sc. Rye Dull. Barley-Nam
WA rorx vulet; new mrss. $18.U0(13jn.
Lard-Quiet; February, $7.01; March. $7JB;
Live stock: Cattle Slow; steers, $3.70CA70;
dry cows. $1.75(.1&: bulla. $2.2S-18S: twi
Liverpool cable quotes American refrigerator
beef easier at 8Hc per t, and American cattle
war at-iitteaunto oer tor tha '
weight Shasp and lambs Blow trade at steady
pricea; sheep, $4X005.76 par 100 fee; lambs, ftuN
sm-w. nogs nominal vaiua, f&jJ
Hay Upland prairie, t7$.
Hay-rtnHa new fl&g.OO.
Hay-Wild, $S.U09$ i.
Am IPS II
Write: Just as soon as cold weather sets in, my hands roughtn
and crack. I buy the best and most expensive soap my dru
has, but the result is just the same; sore hands every winter. 0
Brovm : I had just the same experience, until I read one 0f the
Ivory Soap advertisements, about too much alkali in some soap
which draws the natural" oil from the skin and leaves it dry andlij
ble to crack, so I sent out and got a cake of Ivory Soap, and founj
it all the advertisement promised ; my hands are soft and smooth the
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the 'Ivor'."
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities i!
the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
Copyright lssfl. by Procter St Gamble.
Tile Facii gs,
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Stre
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Gakes, Pies and Pastry
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
HOST Third Ave., Hock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts.
(VGoods deliTerad to any part of tb cltjr free of charge.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MABUFACTUKKB 01 010X111 AID BlftCYIT.
Ask your Grocer for the. They are beat.
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Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting
fin wles' 8team Pumpa, Inspirators and Electors.
Jfronght, Curt and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting end Brass Goods of e-err feacripUo
Rnbber Hoae and Packing of all k inda. Drain Tile and Sewer Pipe.
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Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
ana bare Mae of tha
1 HAKELIEK, Proprietor and Artist.
No: 1723, Second are., Gajford old stadi, over McCabe'.
Third Ave., Rock Islani
Iron Firo Piece.
Something New arid Valuable.
The Aldine la constructed on srim-
tiflc principles. Unlike any other gr. f
it has a return draft: this insures iw
and perfVct combustion, ec nomy offuri.
perfect ventilation, distribution' of bi'
and equnliziiion of temperature Iron
floor to ceiling. Burns hard or i.ft
coal, and hss five times tbe heating c
pscity of any ether grate on tbe market
Call or examine or send for tiiru!i
giving full information.
DAVIS & CAMP. Apenu..
Sterling Silver and Plated Ww,
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second a venae.
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