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THE BOCK TRUAXB A imiTS, WEDNESDAY FEB11UARY 20. IBsW
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Wednesday Febrcaby 20 18M
CUAK31K0 WITH MUSIC.
A !" Ailitnrc at the Imtaatrlal
Fair lh Bow by CeaeertT
il ki'i Pririma.
There wis an immrgtt crowd at the
Iailustri&l fhir Is-t rveoice, tbe largest
inoe the opening night. Ti e announce
roent of a grind concert from tbe faiuil-
ur Bowlby mu iol pavilion In tte nortt
weit corner of (be rink, was sufficient to
attract o many oo one particular occa-
alon, and all who attended wrre charmed
and deiubtpd with ibe concert as well a
interested in the display. Mr. D. R t
Bowlbv. tnxoHiter of the Kmbnll branch
house, had at the expense of ttuch tim
and mouey, arranged an especially altmc
tire programme, imroducing the best
professional musical talent in tbe ttree
cliiea, and including four selections by an
orchestra organized especially for tbe
pirpose; Von Supoe'a 'Poet and P-a
ft it" overture; Fithrbach'l "Visions of a
Beautiful Womei.," Boeder's "Dudes ot
'88." and Reese's Greetings to PniUdel
pbia." Between them ctme Vincent
Wallace's "Holy Mother Guide his Font
steps," a vocal duet by Messrs S. T. and
D. Roy Bj1oj; a ' ello solo from "Luci
di Lammermoor." by Prof. H. Foebrin
ger; a violin solo. Vieux emps' ''Fantnsie
Caprice," by Prof Reuier, 'With encore;
"Waitiog'asongby Sir D Roy Bowlby.
with violin obligtto, by Prof. Ernst
Otto, and a cornet solo by Prof. Oito.
Mr. B-)lby is entitled to urvat pmlse
for his public spirit and enterpt We dis
played, and pains token in providing this
feature, which U of so much importance to
the fair. Ha has shown in this that be
not only bas a desire to aid an enterprise
so deserving as tbe Industrial fair, hut
tbat be has sufficient pride in the city to
do all in bis power to make it a success.
The entertaicm?nt which he gave last
night was one tbat would have do:e
credit to any travelins company of the
highest order and which people cheerful
ly give fifty cents and a dollar a ticket to
hear, and then go sway happy, just as
they did from the fair last night. The
different numbers were all taken by pro
fessionals and masters and 1C anybody
failed to eojoy tbe concert to the fullest
extent it Is because they fail to appreci
ate the best standard of musical xecu-
Thtt following additional donations
have been made to the Mr:
Cbas Hanaon, two hundred cigars;
Children's carriage works, rocking chair;
John Evans, two sacks corn meal; L
Weckel, four cans corn; J Z is, tack of
floor; M Terbury, hose reel; Louis
Range, Jr . $1; O A Howard, washing
machine; R Trenaman & Son, one wolp;
Lonnsbery & Son, one gallon of wine; W
J Kerr, horse brush; Willard Baker &
Co, cake box; J H Ransom, fifty clgtrs;
Julius O Junge, four ckz-n bottles ot
beer; L May, case of canned goods; C J
Long, sack of flour.
This afternoon the first matinee oc
curred, many coming from outside towns
Tonight Prof. S. T. Bowlby will con
duct ft sacred concert from tbe Bowlby
pavilion which will include selections by
some of his most accomplished pupils,
vocal and instrumental. A. quartet com
posed of Mrs. George Lambert, and tbe
Misses Ranson, Scbnitgerand Frjpatrlck
will sing "Heaven'y Father Grant Thy
Blessing" and "The Greatest Good;" Mrs.
Lambert, Miss Ranson and Miss Fi-t pat
rick will sing a trio; Mrs Lambert and
Miss Ssbniiger will sing a duet, "Rock
of Ages;" and Mias Ranson will ting ft
olo. "Consider tbe Lillies." Mr Bowl,
by will sing "The Divtr " There will be
two piano quartets, tbe first by William
Johnson, Elmer Nelson, Willie Totten
and Emtl Beck, and the second by the
Misses Cora Smith, Mary Richards, Mat
tie Eemenway and Belle Folsom; a piano
and violin duet; a cornet solo by Bobbie
Bleuer and piano solos by Jennie Poirrot
and Willie Tottoo. A select reading by
Hiss Battles will be given.
Tss Abgcs is la receipt of a copy of
the proceedings of the last convention of
the American Humane association for the
prevention of cruelty to children and an
imals, society which bas accomplished
much real good In advancing the cause
of humanity in this country. Tbe Abocs
has verv often bad occasion to wish tbat
the noble order had a representative in
Engineer and Fireman Killed.
Chicago. Feb. 20. A cjIumoji oucurred
last nlfbt in the rarJa of tbe V.'uconsla Cen
tral road in tfci city, a local pasager train
on that road crushing int-j tbu rear of a
freight train. Will Am Api,letcm, enfiineor,
and Patrick Wall. Cremun, were instantly
killttn and Conductor Biake had his aile
crushed, W. A. Sniii aud two other pas
sengers were slightly iojared.
Two Boys Mh.e a Fatal Mistake.
!-, Fb. HO. Aibert John
ston, aged 0, ocd Davi l Fltuuiug, agjd 10,
whoae parents reside In tbe Ett-rewcnh di
trict of this city, boarded the 5 o'clock ex
press train in Boston yesterday, tLinkins
tbat It stopped at EJgewortb, but as the
train dashed post at full s;! the boys
pimped eft and both were Instantly killed.
Sot So Bad a Report ml.
Buouxghax, Ala.. Fob M Further par
ticular of the cyclone in Shelby cjunty Sun
day night show that s-.-venJ persons were
hurt, but no on killed. Two residence aud
several negro cabins were blown down.
A man who has practiced med'clne for
40 years, ought to know salt from sugar;
read what be says:
ToitDO. O., Jan. 10, 1887.
Messrs. F. J. Client y & Co. Gentle
men ? I have been in the general
practice of medicine for most 40 years
and would say that In all my practice and
experience, have never seen a prepare
tion tbat I could prescribe with as ranch
confidence of success as I can Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by you.
Have prescribed it ft great many times
end Its effect it wonderful, and would
say in conclusion tbat I have yet to find
ease of catarrh that it would not cure,
If they would take it According to direc
tions. Tours truly,
L. L. Gortcb. M. D..
Office, SIS Bummit street.
We will give flOO for any case of
satarrh tbat can not be cured with Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Taken Internally.
T. J. Cbixet A Co.. Props., Toledo.
GTSold by druggists, 75.
Harris Proposes a To-Be-Con
TO KL? THEIR MEMOS! GBIEE.
The Direct Tax Bill Still In the Sonp Prog-re
on Appropriation Bills Successful
Work for an Amerloan-C'itlxen-Cnban-Bevol
tlonlit Inviting Canadian States
men to Come and Seo 17a An Omnibus
Wabhixotoh Citt, Feb. 80. Just as the
senate was about to begin the consideration
yesterday of tbe sundry civil bill Harris in
terrupted tbe reading of the bill and said:
"In support of a motion which I desire to
make, I will state that I find in the record
that 458 nominations have been sent to the
senate by the president; of these, 133 were
regular promotions in the navy, army, and
marine hospital service, and were all con
firmed but two. But of the 325 other nomi
nations (the great majority of which bad
been made to fill official vacancies) there
were only forty-eight confirmations and no
rejections, leaving '177 not acted upon. Out
of 201 presidential postmasters nominated
only twenty-three have been confirmed, leav
ing 233 not yet confirmed or rejected."
He then moved that the senate proceed to
the consideration of executive business. The
motion was rejected by parry voto, yeas,
24, nays. 3tt.
Harris I shall give tbe senate an oppor
tunity to vote on this motion every day to
tbe end of the session.
When the question of reconsidering the vote
on tbe direct uut bill came up, Vest proceeded
to state his objections to the bill itself.
Twenty -eight years, be wild, had elapsed since
the legislation under which the direct tax was
collected, and there was no pretense, never
bad been, and never could be, tbat that law
was not constitutional in every part. If the
government were pressed for money the bill
would not receive votes enough to wake it
respectable. No more glaring illustration of
the danger of a surplus could ie ottered.
bheruian said that the text of tbe bill had
been passed by both houses, aud was thus
beyond their reach.
After the amendment to the sundry civil
bill providing for statues to Sheridan and
Logan bad been adopted, Daniel gave not loe
that after all the committee amendments
were disposed of he would offer a similar
amendment for a statue to Gun. Wmlield
Plumb gave notice of an amendment mak
ing honorably discharged soldiers and sailors
and their wiaovts and children eligible for
appointment, transfer, and promotion, sub
ject only to such examination as may be
prescribed by heads of departments, and
without competitive examination.
THE CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY.
Point of General Interest Which Came
Before the Statesmen.
Wassdtgtox Citt, Feb. 20. A bill to
authorize the bridging of the Miiippi
river at New Orleans was introduced, one to
give the widow of Surgeon General Barnes
$100 per month pension was reported favor
ably, and a resolution authorizing tbe com
mittee on privileges and elections to make a
general Investigation of the November elec
tion, and also of the state election
In Louisiana in 1SS6 (is lieu of
ail oilier resolutions on the sabject)
wai reported, in the senate yesterday. Blair
wanted a memorial from Philadelphia read
lu lavor of his proposed constitutional
amendment relating to the pubLo schools,
but Shun nan objected, and fclair said he
would uuuie il part of speech. Vest's mo
tioii to reconsider the vote on the direct tax
Uli, was uaiettted S to 6. Harris moved to
go into executive session to consoler "bung
up" nominations; rejected by a party vote.
Tbe sundry civil bal was taken up and
amended as follows: To pay tbe widow ot
Cuiaf Justice Wuita the balance of his an
nual suiury ; appropriating f40,U00 each for
statue! in this city to Ueus. bneridan and
Logan. Tbe bill was still In hand when tbe
After agreeing to a number of motions to
pi int reports, etc., the bouse went into com
mittee on the postoiSce appropriation, and the
motion to stride out tue clause relating to
ansumnt postmasters wua deteated, as were
saver el other amendment, the bill still being
unmiished when recess was tir.if An at
teuipt to hare the conference report on the
direct tax bill agreed to was do
tea ted by filibustering by Crisp and other
Democrats and it was withdrawn for the day,
alter which recess was taken to 7:30 p. m.
The evening session was ft farce. The bill ap
propriating i 100, COO for a monument to the
Tictjns of the revolutionary prison ships
having been beaten by fcalgore on the point
of no quorum, Campbell ot New York, who
was the champion of the bill, objected to
everything else on the some ground, and at
10 p. ra, with nothing done, the bom ad
journed. Secured a Pardon for a Bevol ntlonlst.
Washington Citt, Feb. 20. The sec
retary of state has received a cablegram
Irom Consul General Williams, at Havana,
stating that Cirito Fouble, a naturalized
Amtr.cai g j; iaen lmpruoned at Havana, has
been par.oned. Fouble was secre;ary of the
Cuuau Revolutionary Hunared in New York,
and as such be signed revolutionary docu
ments and commissions of Cuban insurgents.
He visited Cuba surreptitiously about three
years ago, was arrested, indicted for dis
loyalty to the Spanish government, and sen
tenced to a term of imprisonment. President
Cleveland became interested in Pouble's case,
and through his eSorts and those of the stats
department the pardon was effected.
Agreed on the Territory BUI.
Wabhisgtos Citt, Feb. 20. The cos
f erreee on the omnibus territorial bill reached
an agreement yesterday. Barnes, of the
house confemes, refused to sign the report'
As agreed upon tbe report omits New Mexico
from the bill, divides Dakota into two states,
nd aumits Montana and Washington as
states. All are to be admitted by proclama
tion by the president, and the senators and
representatives are to take their seats in con
grot next December. The date tor holding
constitutional conventions In the several ter
ritories is May 16.
Why They Did Not Call It Cp.
Washington Citt, Feb. 20. Mills and hit
colleagues of the ways and means committer
decided not to call up the resolution on the
question of the constitutionality of the senate
Wiff bill in the house yesterday, in order tc
g.ve the postci3ce appropriation and the Sullivan-
Feiton contest a chance to be disposed
of. When these two matters are out of tbe
way the reeolu"icm will be called up.
The Clayton-Breckinridge Contest.
Washington City, Feb. 20. The house
oouunittee on elections has decided that it has
ao Jurisdiction over tbe subject raised by the
jtrowveuor resolution in regard to appointing
ft Ctanmrtvee of the next house to carry on
the contest of Clayton against Breckinridge
of Arkansaa. It will be remembered that
Clayton was killed after he gave notice of
contest, and while be was taking evidence to
support his claim.
An International Invitation.
Washixoto Citt, Feb. 2a In the boon
yeiterday Butter worth introduced for refer
ence a joint resolution authorizing the presi
dent to invite the several members of the
parliament of Canada, and the premiers and
cabinets of tbe several provinces, to visit the
United States on May 1, 1S9, and be tbe
gueHts and partakers of the hospitality of the
people of the United States. An appropria
tion of 1150,000 is made to carry out the pro
visions of the resolution, and a Joint com
mittee of the house and senate is provided
for to receive and entertain the nation's
For the Great Lakes.
Washihotoji Citt, Feb. So. Among the
amendments to tbe sundry civil appropria
tion bill reported by the committee and
agreed to by the. senate were the following:
Making an appropriation for lighthouaea.
beacons, and signal at Point Betsey, Mich. ,
S.,000; Point IVninsuli , Mkb., $2,000; sup
ply department for the Siuili lighthouse' dis
trict, eo0,000; steam tinder for the great
lakes, N.t00: fish hatcheries on Lake Erie,
$30,000; Ktf.OOO for a vi tduct at Rock Island,
Ills., (one-half to be rei nbursed by tbe city
of Rock Island).
Clawhammera Not. Indispensable.
Washington Citt, Feb. 20. Chairman
Britton, of the inaugural committee, said
yesterday in regard to :.he full drees require
ment on the Inaugural ball tickets, that it
was an erroneous impreeion to suppose that
the committee deaired r requested swallow
tail coats. They wished to prevent people
fromxxming to the ball without any care as
to the propriety of th-lr dress. A Prince
Albert, or any coat thnt ft gentleman could
wear at an evening entertainment, would be
No Medals for the Forlorn Hope.
Washington Citt, Feb. 2a The hons
committee on military sfTairs bas directed an
ad verve report on the eenate bill to present
medals to the survivors f the "forlorn hope
storming party " of Pert Hudson, in 13,
and a favorable report on the bill to retire
Gen. George Stonema i with the rank of
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
Illinois Statesmen Quit for a Week A I
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 20. Tbe state
senate transacted a lot f miscellaneous busi
ness yesterday and a n imber of bills wer
introduced. A bill prohibiting the formation
of trusts was one of then, and one fixing the
prices of telegraph mess tges in this state a
30 oenis for 10 words atd Scents for each ad
ditional word was another. The bill appro
priating money for a monument on Gettys
burg field was sent to tbii d reading. The senate
ad journod until next il onday evening. Tbe
house continued the. discussion of the Chicago
drainage bill, and severed amendments were
adopted that made no particular difference in
the bill as to its important purpose. One
amendment, however, -as to the effect that
any one suing the drainage district for dam
ages and gaining bis suit shall also recover a
reasonable attorney's f. But little other
business was done, and the house adjourned
at 1 p. m. until next Monday evening. The
O. A. R. state conventi :n meets in the Capi
IyDlAXAKJLis, Feb. 2). The lower house
of the general assembly spent the entire fore
noon yesterday cousid ring the Foster fee
and salary bill, which proposes to deprive
the county officers of tbe state of all feeo,
and allow them Kala."ics according to a
county's population. Toe bill was advanced
to engrossment. The house passed the bill de
priving the reporter of the supreme court ot
all fees, and fixing bis sa ary at 4,000 per an
num. Another bill passed was one abolishing
the office of president in all the benevolent in
stitutions, and providing for the election of a
separate and distinct bcird for each institii
tioa In the senate the high license bill in
troduced by Hays was killed. The bill pro
vided that in cities tbe saloon license tie $500
and incorporated towns $300. AU the Demo
cratic member voted a. gainst the bill
LANsrso, Mich., Feb. 30. Two bills were
introduced in the legi&ature yesterday pro
viding for a stare constabulary to enforce the
anti-liquor laws. Twc others proposed an
amendment to the constitution giving women
a vote at municipal lections. Two more
provide for a supply of "voting machines" to
proven t f ra ud at electioi isl Anot her bill is for
the adoption of cumuli tire voting for mem
bers of the legislature. As the time for the
introduction of bills eiids this evening they
Just poured into the two bouses yesterday.
MaDiso.v, Wis., Feb. IsO. Protests against
Taylor's railway bill sti 1 crowd the desks'ot
the secretaries of both housos of the assembly
every day. A bill wai introduced yester
day in the senate rcqu.mig semi-annual re
ports of condition from all banks in the state;
also a - bill suspending tne killing of gams
birds for two years. A number of petitions
in favor of Joiner's Kcal option bill were
PERHAPS THIS IS TASCOTT.
A M;trlous Tramp In the D.irllngton,
Wis., Fooi Hook.
Darlixgtos, Wis., Feb. V0. Dr. Carey,
unty physician, went to the comity poor
house aud Amputated the froxeu feet of a
rramp who had been til.en thei-e on the 15th,
and who is lwlieved by the authorities here
to be a led criminal or n remarkably reticent
man. He refuses to divulge his name or
birthplace, or give any lnforruatioa that
might lend to his identification. While he
was under the lnfluen of chloroform hi
llothing was searched bv the sbenfT, and $70
in cash found and a carefully preserved copy
of a Chicago paper of Feb. 9, 1S3, giving a
detailed account of the 'nurder of the million
sire banker, Amos J. Snell. Some people
here believe tbat the tre mp is tbe long lost
Tascott. Of this be trte, be can be found in
tbe poor bouse for man? weeks to come.
Sensiitional Bread of Promise Pult.
fciorx Citt, Iowa, Fib. 20 Judge Thomai
L. Griffey, one of the earliest settlers and
most prominent cituots In this county, is
made defendant in a suit for t'X),000 for
breach of promise brought by Miss Sallie
McConaghey, of Dakcta City! Neb., a small
town across the river. Miss McConaghey is
SO years old end Judps Griffey is 72, and
quite wealthy. Last November be married
a b&ndsone young school teacher.
MAKING APPEALS IN VAIN.
The Iowa Commissioner Rock-Rooted on
Des Moines, la., Ftb. 20. A delegation
of railway officials bell a conference with
the Iowa railroad commissioners in this city
yesterday. Tbe Cldcigo, Burlington &
Quincy was represented by General Manager
Ripley and General Friight Agent Morton ;
the Rock Island by Tra He Manager Sage and
Superintendent Givin. The conference was
devoted mainly to a gei.eral discussion of tbe
Iowa schedule of rates. Tbe roads asked no
special favors tending to a revision of the
schedule, but the necessity of such amove
was urged upon tbe commission in behalf of
all tbe Iowa lines. The commissioners, as
has been the result of other conference,
seemed disposed to ad lore to their former
views of keeping tbe ra as in force until their
effect on the revenues of the roads can be
The Railway Prtiidents Again.
Chicago, Feb. 20. At the meeting of tbe
railway presidents in this city yesterday
committees were name 1 to confer with the
officials of roads which have not yet signed
the "gentlemen's agreement," and report to
an adjourned meeting 'jo be beld this after
noon. The roads that are holding off are
tbe Illinois Ontral, Chicago, Burlington &
Northern, Wisconsin Cmtral, Missouri, Kan
sas & Texas, and the Kansas City, Fort
Scott & Gulf. These roads are absolutely
necessary to the success of the combine, it is
Cooley and Morri
ton at Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 20.
ddge Cooley and Col.
Morrison, of the Inter
ate commerce corn-
mission, were engaged
this city hearing tbe di
rate question discussed
different railroads. T
all day yesterday, in
rerent phases of the
by representatives of
ie investigation was
for the purpose of disco
r tbe different roads i
sheets, and whether by
venug in what mau
nake and publish rate
error iu method or
'orm, the roads evade
die inter-state law.
the requirements of
Looking After r Freight Rates.
Chicago, Feb. 20. !iepresentatives from
ciuety firms of carriage, wagon and buggy
manufacturers in the east and west, met
oere yesterday and orgtmized "The Carriage
freight association," toe purpose of which
organization is the advancement of trade in
terests by securing the est freight ciassifica
possible for trade prod lets. A. A. Abbott,
of Chicago, was elected president of the as
sociation, and C. N. Po.ie, of St Louis, sec-
. - - ..
They do not beat i pears Into pruning
books up at Troy; but the gun foundry
up there bat taken ft contract to build ft
-rougbt-Jron railroad bridge.
An Appeal for Succor.
Terrible Desolation of
FIRE AND FLOOD DO THEIR WORST.
In One Section Crops Are Rained by
Drought and in the Other by Inundation
Proceedings In The Tlmes-Parnell Case
One of tbe Thunderer's Staff on the
Stand Some SnRgestions to Canadian
Liberals European Notes.
New York, Feb. 20. The committee of
New York merchants to raise funds for the
starving people of China has received a letter
from Sir HalUday Macartney, K. C. M. O.,
secretary of the Chinese legation in London,
giving particulars of the famine.
"It can no longer be doubted," writes 8ir
Halliday Macartney, "that China has been
visited not so much by a calamity as by a
combination of calamities. The viceroy of
Nankin bas written to tbe various Chinese le
gations in Europe asking for contributions in
aid of the sufTorers.
"Immense tracts of country," says the
viceroy, "have been devastated and reduced
to the most pitiable condition by causes of
tbe most opposite nature. For, while some
have been laid waste by the invasion of tbe
waters of tbe Yellow river, in others the
crops have literally been burnt up in con
sequence of tbe want of rain. It may thus
be said tbat flood and fire, appearing at tbe
same moment, have intensified the evil by
making it impossible for tbe people of one
region to give to the other that assistance
which, had misfortune come singly, they
might mutually have rendered." Of
the province of Kiang-See and Quang-See
two provinces which may be called the
garden spot of China the viceroy informs
the Chinese minister, tbe perfectures of
Fung-Yong, Yin-Chow, 8zu-Chow and much
of the country bordering on the ILeJ-H6 are
undr water, while the perfectures of Lee
Chow, Chin-Chow, Guanching, Yang-Chow,
Chiau-sian-gniiig and Chu Chow are suffer
ing from drought to such au extent that the
cattle, which in China are reared almost ex
clusively for agricultural purposes, have
had to he killed tor food to keip them from
dying for want of grass.
The committee has also reoeived word from
London that the subscription, that the lord
mayor was raising has already reached 10,.
(XX), and more than twice tbat sum wdl likely
be collected. The arohbUhop of Canterbury
has wi-itteu a lotter calling upon the clergy
to give their congregations a speedy oppor
tunity of responding to tbe emphatic appeal
of the lord mayor. Tho Baptist Missionary
society bas ftlo taken hold of the matter. Tbe
committee here hopes for the co-operatiou of
mission-'iry societies in this country. Al
though the committee have not yet sent out
their subecTiption-lisi., contributions to tbs
fund alroady amount to v,0?0.
THE TIMES ANp"pARNELL.
Two Wttneiton filve Testimony About
IboM Much-Talked -or Letters.
Losdon, Feb. 20 The first witness yester
day btfore the Panicll cvmmission was Mr.
MacDcne'.d. manager of the "Thunderer. " He
said the reason be did not inquire where tbs
letters alleged to be ParnelTs and others came
from when Ilouston brought them to him
was tbe latter sold he was bound to secrecy.
Being questioned as to who was the author of
one of The Times "Panieliiam and Crime"
articles, be said be did not know directly
who tbe author of the article was, and was
cot tioiind to tell if he did know. The editor
of The Time was responsible for what his
paper contained and the names of individual
writers could not be demanded.
Parneil here entered the court room and
sat near bis counsel.
Theae was some discussion between coun
sel as to the point, and the judges decided
that he must tell if he knew, but need not
try to find out if he did not know, ParnelTs
counsel demanding that he be required to
perform the latter service. Tbe article ac
cusing ParneU of assisting Byrne to escape
by giving him money w as based on a letter
which Sir Charles Russell had admitted to be
authentic. No persons were specially em
ployed to write articles on "Parnellism and
crime." The article were written In the or
dinary course of business. Soames was mis
informed when be stated that Flanagan
wrote the series.
The witness said tbat the payments to Hous
ton were made by Mr. WaltErs5 checks, drawn
In favor of Soames, The Times solicitor.
Houston did not bring the envelopes with tbe
letters, end tbe witness assumed that they
were destroyed. The witness first knew that
Pigott, a former editor of The Irishman, sup
plied tbe letters at about tbe time the publica
tion of tbe articles on "Parnollism and Crime"
was begun. He did not know that they bad
been shown to Lord Hartlngton, who, be
said, had nothing whatever to do with their
publication. MacDonald said that Flanagan
wrote the ''Parnellism and Crime'' articles
which a pi wred In Tbe Times on March 7 and
ParnelTs latter to Pigott was produced
and Justice Hannen asked if its genuineness
was admitted. Sir Charles Russell replied
that it was not.
Mr. Houston, secretary of the Irish Loyal
and Patriotic union, testified that the pamph
let entitled "Parnellism Unmasked," was
based upon Information regarding John De
voy furnished by Pigott. Pigott also fur
nished notes of alleged conversations with
Eugene Davis at Lausanne, in which refer
ence was mad? to a letter ,and was instructed to
procure the letter. Pigott said that all the
letters were in possession of Egan or School
master Kelly. He afterwards supplied copies
of five of Parneli's letters and six of Egan's.
tVitnew further testified that Mr. Buckle,
in lS,Stf, bad refused to touch the matter, and
that he himself at bis own expense sent
Pigott to America to obtain tbe letters from
Egan. Pigott returned with a sealed letter
which be said be had obtained from Breslin,
instructing a person in Pans to surrender
the letters in his possession. The sellers of
tbe Inters afterwards offered to return tbe
mon-y they bad received if the letters were
returned to them, but the offer was refused.
Eugene Davis declares that the-evidence
concerning Urn given by Mr. Houston before
tbe Pained commission yesterday is an
Sot Much Like the North Judson Affair.
London, Feb. 20. A glove fight" for 100
a side took place between two well-known
pugilists, Hayes and Pritchard, last night.
Hayes sustained a broken nose and a frac
tured Jaw and finally succumbed. At this
point his friends broke into the ring and a
general fight ensued, in w hich several per
sons were seriously beaten.
The Times id Canadit.
L0ND05, Feb. 20. The Times, referring to
Monday's debate in tbe Canadian parliament,
says: "There is no occasion for the Canadians
to tegin to calculate the profit and loss of
their connection with England. The real
cause of their trouble is certainly not indiffer
ence to Canadian interests on the part of
England; it will be found in the well-known
exigencies of a presidential election In the
United States. We do not anticipate what
President Harrison's will do, Imt we may
fairly hope that the questions of immediate
interest to Canada will be reconsidered with
out prejudice to mutual good wilL
Only an Ordinary Ball Wreck.
Mont rial, Feb. 20. The collision on tbe
Grand Trunk railway Monday evening, was
between tbe local train from Montreal and
tbe Point Levi express. Two passengers
were slightly injured. The engineers and
firemen of both trains jumped and escaped
unhurt. Both engines and tenders were
A German Kinglet Hopelessly Mad.
Munich, Feb. 20. It has been proved be
yond doubt that King Otto is hopelessly in
sane. His malady recently took a favorable
turn, encouraging hope of his ultimate re
covery, but be has relapsed into bis former
condition, witn symptoms of increasing men
Information of Interest to Sev
eral Patriotic Citizens.
A. MAN WHO BATS HE 13 POSTED
Olves Applicants for Office Some Useful
Bints The Method of Appointment To
Be Adopted by Oen. Harrison Farewell
Receptions at Indianapolis Meeting In
Chicago of Tariff Reformers A Letter
InroiANAroMS, Feb. . "Nearly every
body who voted for Gen. Harrison In Indiana,
expects to receive an office under the federal
government," said a prominent Indianapolis
politician to a representative of the United
"Will they succeed in realiiing their ex
pectations," was a-Jted.
"No sir, they will not"
"What do you know about tbe matterf
"I know how Gen. Harrison is going to
manage the appointments."
"There are a great many hundreds of peo
ple who would be glad to have reliable in
formation on that subject, suppose you en
"I will do so on ooe codition tbat you do
not mention my name."
"That is agreed."
"Well, sir, you may sell the .op!e who are
Interested that Oen. Harrison Is goin to
adopt a policy of referring all applications
for ottlce to tbe department where they prop
erly belong, and each member of his cabinet
will be given to understand tbat these appli
cations are to bo prorxfny classified, and when
appointments are to be made the state con
gresslonal delegations will be called upon by
tbe respective cabinet ofHi-ers to decide what
names on the list of eligible sliuil l recom
mended. Their reconmiumlatiniiii will l ar
riod out, aud tbe responsibility lor the ap
pointment made will lie with tho dolegations
I know that this policy will be inaugurated
early in tbe administration, aud it will be
The gentleman quoted referred to ppoiot
raonts which would not of necessity have to
go through the civil service commission.
President-elect Harrison made a number of
businws calls about tbe city yesterday.
In the afternoon the Woman's club gave
an elaborate reception to Mrs. Harrison and
Mrs McKee (her daughter) at the New-Doni-son.
Gen. Harrison is expected to take leave
of his friends at a reception to be tendered
him at the New-Denisun this evening.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Cooper will give a card
reception this evening in honor of Mr. E.
W. Halford, at which tbe friends of the
private secretary to the president-elect will
bid him farewell.
While Mr. John C. New, evidently knows
a great deal that would mnke interesting
reading for the public at this time, he can
not be persuaded to discuss mattors pertain
ing to the new administration, lie meets all
enquiries with the remark: "I have heard
that report, but have no orllcial information
on the subject" Mr. New says be will not
go to Washington on the 4th of March.
Mr. John-B. Elam, law partuer of Mr. W.
H. H. Miller, was yesterday morning quoted
as having said that Mr. Miller would not be
a member of the cabinet. Last evening Mr.
Elam domed tbe truth of tbe quotation
TARIFF REFORMERS IN COUNCIL.
A Oatherina; of That School of Political
Economists The Opening Proceed lug.
Chicago, Feb. ). The National Tariff
Reform association opened its convention for
tbe discussion of subjects relating to political
eoonomy at 2 p. ra. yesterday at tbe Madison
Street theater. John L. White, secretary of
the American Tariff Reform league, called
tbe meeting to order and nominated for tem
porary chairman: Edwin Barrett Smith,
which was carried unanimously. Mr. Smith
read an address prepared by him, which was
frequently Interrupted by applause whenever
mention was made of President Cleveland,
and whenever the great necessity of
reforming the tariff wq claimed.
After the appointment of commit
tees a resolution was presented and
adopted, urgently requesting congress that if,
in their wisdom, they consider ta x ation a bless
ing, they shall increaae it as much as possible,
but if tbey deem it a burden tbey shall strive
to make it as light as possible. Calls for
Henry George broke from every part of the
house, but that gentlemen declined to speak
at that time. A number of five-minute
speeches were then made, after which tbe
chairman read President Cleveland's letter to
The president erpresses his approval of tbe
purposes and objects of tbe association and
bis well-known views on tbe reduction of
tariff duties are briefly summarized. He
urges the necessity of winning the "plain
people" of the country to the side of tbe pro
posed reforms; declares the question simple
and needing only fair presentation to be un
derstood; reiterates bis great interest in tbe
work of the league, which would surely se
cure his attendance at tbe meeting, but that
public duties forbid, and finally expresses
hope for the success of tbe efforts of the or
ganization in the direction of tariff reform.
Three cheers were proposed for the presi
dent, which were given with a will.
Tbe report of tbe committee on organiza
tion was read, ex-Governor J. Sterling Mor
ton, of Nebraska, being named for president
of the organisation. A committee conducted
Governor Morton to the platform, and his
appearance was the signal for deafening
cheers. Governor Morton spoke entirely
without notes. He considered tbs honor of
being chairman of a convention which bad
the courage and manhood to promulgate
pure, true principles far greater than one at
which a mere human being is to be named
for even the highest office in the gift of the
people. He advocated teaching the people
that tbey are tbe government, and that it
must be conducted for their interest,
and not for tbat of any class or set of indi
viduals. They tax 1st be taught, be said, tbat
tariff as it is, is formed for their robbery, and
it mart be uprooted or the end will be ruin.
Tbe convention then took a recess until even
ing to meet in Central Music hall
At the evening session speeches were made
by T. G. Shearman, of Brooklyn ; C. K. Ladd,
of Illinois, and Governor Buckner, of Ken
tucky, in behalf of tariff reform. There was
an audience of fully 1,000 men and a goodly
sprinkling of women present
Barnes' Successor Are Democrats.
St. Joskph, M, Feb. 20. Unofficial re
turns from tbe six counties composing the
Fourth congressional district assure the elec
tion of R. P. C Wilaon, of Platte county,
and Charles F. Booker, of Andrew, Demo
cratic candidates, for the long aud short term
The building occupied by Rudolph Blank
enburg & Co., importers, at 13 Bank street,
and 18 to 20 Strawberry street, Philadelphia,
burned Tuesday, causing a loss of about
tii00,000,w-ith about 1230,000 insurance.
The Men Who Harness the Llghtnlus;.
Chicago, Feb. 20. The annual convention
of tbe National Electrical association was
formally opened shortly after noon yesterday
In the assembly room of the Exposition build
ing. Tbe convention was welcomed to tbe
city by City Electrician Barrett in Mayor
twenes abMuce, and the business of tbe
meeting was proceeded with, reports being read
snowing tne growth of the electric lighting
and power industry, the increase iu the num
ber of central stations, arc, and incandescent
lamps, electric motors and electric railways
now in operation. The display of electrical
appliances, Including an electrical street car
and railway, is very full and interesting.
Been Laying for That Advance.
BuriALO, IT. Y., Feb. 80. A. P. Wright &
Son yesterday bought in Chicago for Buffalo
millers 600,000 bushels of No. 1 northern bard
wheat at price 6f cento above Chicago May
quotations. Ids lot is of the crop of 18&L
and has been beld very quietly in a special
bin at Chicago (or just such an advance as
wu reached yesterday. -
Mayflower vera picked ftt Sundith,
Me., a few day ago.
The prince of Wales visited Gladstone at
Cannes on Sunday and spent an hour in con
versation with him.
Students to the number of 101 were given
diplomas as physicians by the Chicagc
Homeopathic colleges Monday.
Ohlen's saw factory, at Columbus, O., wai
totally destroyed by fire Tuesday night. Loss,
$40,000, fully covered by insurance.
The comptroller of the currency has au-thot-ieed
the First National bank, of Carmel,
Fa., and the First National bank, of Flor
ence, Ala., to begin business a with capital of
While trying to rescue a 9-year-old boy
from the clutches of a murderous lunatic al
tbe Detention hospital in Chicago Tuesday,
Jailor Feeney was badly bitten and otherwis
injured by tbe maniac.
Mrs. Marianna L. Hubbord-Slater, widow
of the late John F. Slater, famous for hi
munificent gift of $l,0u0,000 to the southern
freodmeii, died at Norwich, Conn., Monday,
of pneumonia, aged CO years. -
The extensive locomotive and car works of
tbe Cincinnati, Indianapolis. St. Louis &
Chicago ("Big Four"! Railroad at Cincinnati,
were destroyed by fire early Tuesday morn
ing at an estimated loss of $330,0K.
At Tralee, Ireland, . Tuesday, Editoi
O'Brien refused to parmit his counsel, Healy,
to apologize for calliug CoL Turner a sneak.
He then brought proceedings to a close by de
clining to make any defense, and was sen
tenced to six months' imprisonment
The Democratic members of the Baltimore
city council are in a state of "bolt"' j:ist now,
becwusn two of their number are ill. and tbe
Republican in that case have a majority of
the council. The municipal mill will grind
nothing until the ailing members are about
again. In the. meantime the abseutees ar
being find ?2 per day.
LAW AND ORDER LEAGUERS.
They Hold a One-Dny Convention and
Bostov, Feb. 30. The wventh annual con
vent ion of the Citizens' Law and Order League
of tbe United iStates was called to order yes
terday by Hon. Cbarlos Carroll Bonney, ol
Chicago, president of the league. Mr. Bon
ney addressed the convention briefly. Hon.
B. B. Johnson, of Waltham. was chosen .-
retary pro tern., and be read tlie report of the
regular secretary, Mr. Edward Dudley, who
was absent. 1 ue report f-ave an encouragrlna
statement of the condition of the league, there
lieing about I.U0J branches in the United
States. Chicago reported 1,119 prose
cutions ot liquor dealers. Hon.
J. J. McLaren, of Toronto. Canada, in
behalf of the league in that city invited the
u uiiea oiaios league to meet next year in
loronto and tbo invitation was accepted.
The discussions during tbe day were princi
pally on the liquor question.
Charles Carroll Bonney, of Chicago, was
elected president ; J. P. Runisey, of Illinois;
Gen. Lew Wallace, of Indiana; J. B. Olin, of
Wisconsin; H:s!iop inland, of Minnesota
Hon. L S. Cofllu, of Iowa, and others vice
An evening meeting was held in the Tre
mont temple at which numerous speeches
wore made and tbe convention adjourned
TROUBLE WITH THE INDIANS.
An Outbreak Reported In wliirh Two
White Men Are KHIpH.
Helena, Mout, Feb. 20. Intelligen.-e of
an imtian outbreak at Demersvillo, Mout, iu
the Flathead country, reached here yester
day. J. E. Clifford, poinastor at that place,
caught an Indian stealing goods from the
rear of his store, and in the fight that re
sulted from his attompt to recover the goods
an Indinn was killed. Many rumors are rife.
Tbe story given tbo most credit is that tbe
Indians laid in wait for Clifford end killed
him httwAn hie artrn an.l tU hnt-Al T. ;
" " ..uv MV-I,. At 13
reported tbat Dr. Cunningham was also
IV I 111- A.
Should Emigrate lo Chicago.
Kansas Crrr, Mo., Feb. 20. Judge
Stover performed the feat of haarin? ami
terratnir.g four divorce cases in six minutes
. . ... J 1 T r. ..
jcMBruajr uinruing. unma uurris, me lirst
applicant, told a tale of cruelty on the part of
her husband and received a divoiw Tho
others released were Mrs. Christian Ander
son, N P. Bradisu, and Ella Fritsch, all for
- Suing on Account of a Smell.
Bt KFAto, N. Y., Feb. 20. An iiiteretin
suit is (in trial in circuit court bre. Michail
Kavauaugb sues the Burlier Asphalt Com
pany to recover tl0,OX damage, claiming
that tbe asphalt works near his house
created a nuisance by the horrible smell, and
was a contributory cause of the death of his
daughter, w ho died last July.
The feather We May I'.xpert.
Washin-gtox Citt, Feb. 20. The in.li.-ations
for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yeMeruay are
as follows: tor Indiana and Illinois Fair,
colder weather: variable winds. For Michi
gan and Wisconsin Fair weather, except
light soow along tbe takes: colder; westerly
wind. For Iowa Fair, warmer weather:
TWENTY-TWO ARE DEAD
Of TluMf Who Weie Caecht in the Park
Central Hotel Kuin.
Haktford, Conn., Feb. 20. Two more
bodies were taken out of the Park Central
hotel ruins ystorday at 11 a. ni. They were
those of Rev. Dr. Lavhk-uo Porrin, of Tor
rington, a wilely-known Congregational min
ist.'r, aud bis wife. A third Ixjdy was found
later that of William E -vie. of thli city.
Tbe work was kept up all dp.y. tut no bai
lee were found after nuon, though lorty men
were at woi k removing do'tais. The only
bodies known to be in the mius are thoae of
Night Clerk Perry and Mr. Whiting. Twenty
bodies have lieen recovered and all identified.
The ten injured persons at the hospiUJ are
apparently doing well.
f 'nrcA.-i.-i ri iq
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade to-dav: hft-iv 2 rHrn.
ary, opened .closed Sl.Ob; May, opened
JUJ, closed JUIH; July, opened W&c,
closed 94c. Corn-No. February, opened
otc, ciueeu oogc; jiarcu. opened and closed
3!4c; May, opened iHc. closed Oats
February, opened and closed Sfc: May.
opened closed He; June, opened.
closed 5l,c. Fork-February, opened and
closed til. 05; March, opened and closed
$11.05; May, opened and closed Jll-ii
utru-reoruury. opened SCai cio?ed 50.55.
The Union stock yards reports the following
price: notes .Market opened fairly ac
tive; heavy grades 5o higher; other lots un
changed: litfbt grades. I..V34.70; rongh
packuig. St.i64 50, mixed Ion, J4.4.V2.4.UO;
heavy packtn sti.l shiiipino; lots, S.&r..t,i.o
Cattle Market unchanged; beeves. 3.G0St.7O,
bulk, $3.a2A; cows, $l..a83..ti; bulk, JilUJ
2.40; Blockers and feeders, t-U -io So. tsiieep
Strong; native muttons. S3..:0i5 1; latuba,
$4.tiw-itt corn-fed westerns. t4.4U.i4.75.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
27a per lb.: fancy dairy. 14j17c: packing
stock, HAtflOHc. F-iftts Strictly fresh laid, 18-
314o; ice-house stock 10c. Dressed
poultry Chickens. TQllc per pound: turkeys,
luaiac: ducks. liauc. geese, ti.5Uii;.tw per
dos. Potatoes-Choice Burbanks, per
bu.; Beauty of Hebron.aj&2Se; riy rloae. -go.,
sweet potatoes. ;2Asc per bu. Apples
Choice greening. tl.40l.&) per bbl. Cran
twrries s-i.UUi4.uO per bol.
N'ew York. Feb. 19.
Wheat Irregular: No. 1 red state. SLOT;
No. t do. c: No. 2 red winter March, ?c;
do May, $1.00tf; do June, SIXGH- Corn-Steady;
No. t mixed cash. 4oc; do March, 44c; do
April. Hc; do May. c, Oats-Easier,
do &)&". No. t No. 1 white state. UUc; .No. 2
mixed February. if$c: do March, S04c;
Kye-Duil. ilArley-tjuiet Pork- Dull; new
mess, il4.50tfl2.75 Lard Quiet: February,
tj.'.i: March, tcsw.
Mve Stock: Cattle Nothing doing; dressed
berf, dull: native sides, S&7c V V; choice and
extra, 7&?!tc. To-day's Liverpool cable
quoted American refrigerator beef steady at
c V V. Sheep and Lambs-Easier prices;
market closed weak; ordinary to good sheep,
S4.0U5.fi6 t 100 lbt; ordinary to good lambs,
$0.0ua7Ja Hogs Shade firmer; nominal range.
Hay rplsad prairie, t?S.
U-y Tlnwmj new f7itL8.00.
Hay Wild, So.00O9o - .
Tnralpi 15c. .
Wood -oak, H.S5: Hlokory, a. ,
ltrawW 0O: baled te.OO.
The flaept rarrigei and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avenue.
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Biding, Flooring, Wainscoatinrj and all kind3 of Wool
Work for Bnilders.
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avencie,
Tile Facii gs.
In great varit- at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Stre
fpi !: rgltr-.!
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., ltock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Proms.
S3r"Good delivered to ny pr. of tbe city fr e of chir.
ej. m:. oheisty,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
A R0 FACTO SIX 07 CftACKIM AD 1 ICBITt.
Ask your Grocer for them. The j are best.
sWipetlshles: Tbs Christy "OTsTIE" sa4 Wis CfcrUty "WkTXX."
ROC ISLAND, TIL.
; M. YEEBURY.
Plumbing, Steam ami Gas Fitting,
Kn wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
tfroucbt, Ct and Lend Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Brans Goods of every Jeacrlft!
Rubber Hose and Packing of all kinds. Drain Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Offlce and 8hop No. 17 Eighteenth St.. ROCK I8LAlrt. ILL
O N LiY 2.00 A. 330Z EN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
end here some of the latsst noTsJtlss ot the season. ..
...... HAKELIEH, Proprietor and Artist.
Nol 1722, Second ave., Gayfordf old studio, over McCabe's.
Thir l Ave., Rork Island.
iron Fin; Piece.
Something New and ViilmiliV.
Tin- Ahline i cr.nMrur.-lpd on .-1 ;t r,
tlflc prim t ji-s Unliki? sr-y oiber .ri
it bus a reiiirn riraff; ibis." it.njrt-i i w
and perf ! c'inhuslioi). eci noinv of fs.rl,
prrfcr-t vpniil ,:i,n. distribution f h-at
Knd r(iin!-7iicin of icmrfun- ft.-n
floor u M,ii:'. P.turs hard or trt;
(-.il. hi (1 hs tivt' timt-s the ben? ins c
pact'y r.f scy 1 Hii rjil Htp-on thfi rr rk 1
Ci!l nr exmino r ft-nd for ,-iu u!t
t'ivirs: full irf..rniHit.in
DAVIS o: CAMP. Aa.r.t.
DhvcrijMrt. l v
Sterling Silver and Plated Wan,
- IIr - .acied Cants, S'Hftacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Sfpond ,vtini?.
COMPLETE IN ALL
bi catalogues address
J. O. DUNCAN.
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