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TSITAyP ARGUS, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2h 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Tecrioiv, February 21. 1889.
Omaha has determined to try brick for
treet paring. They are all "bricks" out
Tb state board ot agriculture yeiter
dxj decided to locate the state fair for
the next four years at Peoria. The
location Is certainly nnre central and
satisfactory thnn that of ihe iat.t two
years, and Peoria hat abundant facilities
for making the fair a success in every
Various propositions hvo been ads
Tanced for the purpose of doing away
with the obstructions which prevent the
prompt transaction of husineos by the
home of representatives, but the question
as vet rtmoins unsolved. The most
plausible plan suggested is a return to the
old scheme of doing away with the desks
now allowed the members, and substilut
log benches for chairs, after the manner
of the British parliament, the assumption
being that members would then give their
undivided attention to the public business
and not divert tin mselves with news
papers and private correspondence. It is
hardly to be expected that such a remedy
would improve the practice of congress
men. If tbey had not something to oc
cupy themselves wiih except the matters
under consideration, they would not be
in their seats at all. They would retire to
committee rootr.a and there answer letters
and read newspapers, to be found in the
cloak rooms chattiDg with each other. It
is some advantage to have them in slyht
when tbey are needed, but it would be a
very optimistic individual who would ex
pect many members to remiio long upon
a bench, no matter how comfortable the
art of the uphoiS'erer has mnde it. The
great diflkulty is to gel the house to vote
when the "no q iorum" fiend has the
floor. There will manifestly be a quorum
present, but the difficulty is to get the
members to record their votes. There
are seueral classes of members in the
house. A few are at all times attentive,
voting on every proposition that comes
up. Another contingest will answer on
a ttea toot vote, as that does not Involve
any toss oi time. When it comes a
landing vote, which requires some , .ijs
ioal exertion, the number of responscn on
t vote greatly diminish. On the tellers
being ordered, which compels those de
airing to vote to leave their seats tempo
ranly and walk between the tellers, there
is another heavy decrease. It is an exer
cise entirely teo violent for many of the
public servants. Ultimately there is a
yea and nay vote. Even thon some mem
bers are too indifferent to respond until
the roll Is called the second time. A
quorum It then probably shown, but an
hour hat been lost that might have been
saved if every one present bad voted on
the first division. It isn't rules that elve
the filibusterer so much advantage as the
disinclination of about half the member
ship of the house to do anything untJl
forced to do it.
Dswa Card Flaying. Too.
Mo. AH, Feb. 10. There hits been a
great deal said of late about dancing and
dancing's boon companion card playing
has been let escape. Now we think
there Is much need of a sermon on card
playing, for It certainly is the greater
evil of the two. A great many say there
is no barm in a locltl game of cards
Such a one plays and they are in the up
per tens; in tnv estimation they are not.
I do not think that christians ever wmt
to dance or play card, and I think thai
church members who allow cards played
In their house are committing a great sin.
I pity the man who troes to town and can
scarcely wait till he gets his team in the
stable until he goes to some saloon and
plays cards. As the lady that gave ber
views last week in the Arocs said, we do
not expect one sermon to choke ont card
playing, but let it be proclaimed from
every pulpit tn the laod until It is choked.
Tenderly JLntd Away.
The funeral services of the late Mrs,
Thomas Gray were held at the family
homestead in South Rock Island jester
day afternoon, Rev. W. S. Marquis of
the Broadway Presbyterian church offi
ciating. There was a large attendance
of friends, and a weaith of floral tributes.
The pall bearers were T. J. Robertson,
Dr. W. T. Magill, Dr. J. W. Stewart.
J. D. Taylor. W . Thompson, and Geo.
MoecBttne's Drtde Effort
The Joint committee of the Muscatine
olty council and the Muscatine Bridge
company have presented to the common
council of that city the form of a fran
chlse, authorizing and providing for the
construction of a high bridge "over the
Mississippi river between the city of Mus
catine, in the state of Iowa, and a point
opposite said city in tho county of Rock
Island, in the state of Illinois."
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read what he says:
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Of the 81,725 people arrested in New
Tork City in the last three months only
seventeen were editors and reporters.
,The New Tork press is behaving Itself.
AU hamorrhnges, are quickly controlled
oy mat Household remedy. Pond's Ex
We're Growing Wist
The Chain of States Stretching
to the Pacific.
OONGBESS SAYS THE DOOE IS OPEN
To the Two Dakota. Montana and Wash
ington Synopsis of tho Act a Agreed
Upon and Passed The Direct Tax Bill
Govs to the President Wright's Book on
Marriage and Dlrorce Illinois Ten Thou
sand Ahead on DIvorees.
Washington City, Feb. 1. There was
a abort running debate in the senate before
the final vote was taken on the most im
portant bill the two houses acted upon
yesterday the territory admission bill,
which provides for four new states to be rep
resented in congrecw next December, as fol
lows: North Dakota, South Dakota, Mon
tana and Washington. Piatt explained the
action of the conferrees to questioners and in
reply to one question said it was not the in
tention of the conferreee to permit the new
states to tax bind held in severalty by
Indians during the time that the United
States bad agreed to hold the lands in trust
for the benefit of such Indians. As to tb
reaiion the conferrees bad not instated on tbe
righfcOf women in Waahingtou territory to!
voto aud bold offloe, in spite of tbe decision
of the supreme court of the territory, Pliitt
aid It was a question of expediency. The:
decision of the supreme court of Wahiuton
territory hod been appealed to the supreme
court of the United States, aud he honed that
the rase would be advanced on the calendar.
He would be very glad if the supremo court
should find that the Judgment should be re
Vest inquired why the proposition to ad
mit New Mexico as a state had boon elimi
nated from tne bill.
Cuilom said that there was a very great
difference lu the social conditions and general
situation between the territory of New Mex
ico and the territories included iu the bilL
A large portion of the people of Now Mexico
were termed Mexicans in contrtulist inction
to Americans, and only a small proportion o:
them (not over 15,000 or 80,000) coiil.1 tipcat
he English language.
The bill aa finaUy parod by both bouses
provide for tbe admission to the Union ol
North Dakota, South Dakota, MouUna, and
Washington, aud the provisions as to tho two
former are aa follows: The territory of Da
kota is to be divided on the line of the seventh
standard parallel produced due west to the
western boundary of the territory. The dele
gates elected to the constitutional convention
north of this parallel shall assemble at Bis
marck, and those J'3etf U jf the paral
lel, at Sioux Falls. Jne o.olegt to the con
vention in each of the proposed uew state
shall be elected on the Tuesday after the first
Monday in May next, and tiull meet on tbe
4th of July and declare that they adopt the
constitution of the United States. Tby are
authorised thereupon to form coustitatiom
and state governments.
It is provided that at the election for dale
gates to the convention in South Dakota the
aleotors 6hall vote for or agalust the Sioux
Falls constitution. If a majority of the vote
shall be for the constitution the convention
shall resubmit to the people of South Dakota,
for ratification or rejection, the constitution
framed at Sioux Fulls, and &Lo tbe articles
and propositions separately submitted, in
cluding the question of locating the tempo
rary seat of government, with such changes
only as rotate to the name and boundary of
the proposed state, to the reapportionment of
the judicial and legislative district, and such
amendments as may be necewary iu order to
comply with the provisions of this act; and if
a majority of the vote cast on the ratifica
tion or rejection of the constitution sboil be
lor the constitution irrespective of the articles
separately submitted, the state of South Da
kota shall be admitted as a state of the Union
under said constitution as hereinafter pro
vided; but the archives, records and books of
the territory of Dakota shall remain at Bia
mark, the capital of North Dakota, until an
agreement In reference thereto is reached by
But If at the election for delegates to the
constitutional convention in South Dakota a
majority of all tbe votes cast shall be against
the Sioux Fails constitution, it shall be the
duty of the convention to form a constitution
as if that question had not been submitted to
the people. It is made the duty of the presi
dent to admtt the four new states by proclama
tion, if the ooustitutions formed are raUfled
at the olectlon to be held on tne first Tuesday
tn October. Each of tbe new states shall be
entitled to one representative in congress, ex
cept South Dakota, which shall be entitled to
Section U provides that all lands herein
granted for educational purpose shall be
disposed of only at public sale, and at a price
not less than $10 per acre, the proceeds to
constitute a permanent school fund, the in
terest of which on'y shall be expended In tbs
support of said schools. But said lands may,
under such regulations aa the legislature shall
prescribe, be leased for periods of not more
than five years, iu quantities not exceeding
one section to any one poraun or
company; and such land shall not be
subject to pre-emption, homestead entry, or
any other entry under the land laws of tbe
United States, whether surveyed or unsur
veyed, but shall be reserved for school pur
All mineral lands ore exempted from the
grants made by the act The two Dakota
are to be added to Justice Miller's circnit(the
eigbtbi, and Washington and Montana to
Justice Field's (the tenth). Complete provia
lous are made in tbe bill for the admission of
Montana and Washington.
THE BUSINE3S IN CONQRE9S.
Two IiaiHirtant Bills Out of the Way
Work at a Mtfht Session.
Washington Crrv, Feb. 21. Senator
Stanford presented in the senate yesterday
resolutions of the California legislature rec
ommend iug treaty arrangements with Mex
loo and England that will prevent the passage
of Chinese through Mexico and Canada to
the United States. The sundry civil bill was
resumed end several amendments agreed to,
a long debate ensuing on one allowing a roy
alty of 50 cents per 1,000 impressions to the
Inventor of the steam plate-printing presses
In the engraving and printing bureau. Tbe
house made the royalty 1 cent per 1,000. Tbe
amendment was pending at adjournment.
The conference report on the territorial ad
mission bill was agreed to, the correspond
ance in the Sackvllle case received from tbe
president and referred to the foreign affairs
committee and tne senate at 8:30 p. m. ad
journed. The house voted to consider the direct tax
bill conference report, and agreed to the same
yeas, 163; nays, 88. Then the conference
report on tbe territory admission bill was
agreed to amid applause. In committee d
the whole the postoffice appropriation was re
sumed, but little progress made, and at 5 p.
are cess was taken to 7:80. At the evening
session a large number of bills were passed,
principally authorizing bridges aero rivers,
and for light-houses, etc. One of the latter
was for a light-bouse and fog signal on the
outer breakwater at Chicago, and another for
a steam tender for the great lakes. Tbe bouse
adjourned at 10 p. m.
Facts About Marriages and Divorce.
Washington Citt, Fob. 21. Carroll D.
Wright, couuniaiioner of labor, yesterday
sent to congress b report on marriages and
divorces in tbe Un ted States during the
twenty years from 1807 to 188. The report
will be the most interesting and exhaustive
compilation of the kind ever made In thu
country or Europe. It gives a digest of th
laws relating to marriage and divorce in each
of the states and territories; th
numbers of divorces in each state
the number of children of divorced par
ents; the ratio of divorces to marriages and
populatl m in the states, and other interesting
statistics. By the tables presented in the re
port It is shown that while the increase In
population from 1870 to 1880 was 20.4 pei
cent the increase in divorces was 79 per cent
In the number of divorces during these twenty
years Illinois takes thelead, with 86,072; Ohk
Comes next, with 26, 7; Indiana granted 25,
193; Michigan, 18,43!:; Iowa,16,5tM; Pennsyl
vania, 16,020; New Tork, 15,355; Missouri,
15,278; California, IS ,113; Texaa, 11,472; and
A Seriously 111 Congressman.
Washington Citt, Feb. 81. Congressman
t3urnett, of Massachusetts, who has been
troubled with pneumonia for some time is
iwriously ill. He was restless all Tuesday
sight and was not sjwell yesterday morn
ing. His condition occasions his friends
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD.
Ibe Roman Catholic College at George
town. D. C, Celebrating;.
Washington Citt, Feb. 21. The centen
nial celebration of 'Georgetown university
commenced yesterday morning. At If
o'clock the long proctssion started from the
college gate. It was probably the most im
posing eccletitiastical procession ever seen in
this country. Tht
cardinal, the arch'
l.it-Bops aud tbe bish
ops all wore theii
rich costumes and
tbe brilliancy ol
their attire, the gray
uniform of tbe ca
de's, the priest
with their white cae j
socks over the 1 1
long black robes,
the students and al
umni all wearing
BIS' p ry ass.- tive of the occasion
comhiiied to present a picture rarely wit
nessed. The Marine band furnished th
music, and the process! m marched to Trinitj
church, where mass w as said with groat elab
oration of ceremony, the celebrant being
Cardinal Glbtions. A rmoa was preached
and the procession agai i formed and niarcbec
back to tbe college, where a banquet wai
sorveil. At night decrees were eouferred.
Fireworks closed tbe d iv's celebration. Out
of tho most prominent f the prelates present
is Archbishop Ryan, of Philadelphia.
ILLINOIS VETS IN CAM P.
Tbe State G. A. B. Aiumal Encampment at
Work lu Si ringfirld.
SrRiNOTiKLD, Ills., Feb. 21. The Grand
Army people have taken possession of tht
city. Everybody w rs a badge of sotnt
kind or other. The encampment was in ses
sion all yesterday. Commander Sexton, in
his address calling the lxxiy to order, recom
mended that wives of in natos of tbe soldiers'
homes be permitted to live with their hus
bands In the homes, a recommendation which
was warmly applauded. Ho also referred to
politics, declaring that but one case of its in
troductlou into the affairs of tbe order had
occurred during his term of offloe,
at which some one cried "Palmer,
and there was laughter. lie urged the totaj
exclusion of politics fron the order as an ab
solute necessity of its exlstauce. He abc
spoke of tbe dead during the year, paying a
warm tribute to gallant Phil Sheridan. A
resolution to inenj.riali. the legislature to
prunt part of Dearborn park, Chicago, for a
O. A. H. building was unanimously adopted.
A resolution of greeting to Gen. Harrison,
which eulogizes him as soldior and citizen,
was adopted. A petition to tbe legislature
was indorsed, praying t!t the burial of old
soldiers be provided for vben they die poor.
At night Governor Fif ?r addressed the en
campment, and all Sprin jfleld was present in
the hall of representatives where the camp
fire was held. The governor was enthusias
tically received and made a speech which tht
boys cbenred to the echo.
Mayor Hay, of Spri lgfield, himself a
Grand Army man, tn a neat speech of five
minutes returned the thanks of the citizens ol
Springfield for the vwit of the Grand Army.
Department Commander Sexton made a
short talk, and the audieiice was entertained
by a programe of recitati his and musical se
lections. MOTHER AND CHILD CREMATED.
Escape of the Father
Other Chll lran.
Philadelphia, Feb. 21. The dry goodi
and trimming store of Isidore Horen, 01
South street, was burned c ut last night The
third story was occupied by Max Schwartz,
h's wife and three chillren. The flames
spread rapidly through tba building and be
fore the lire department arrived on the scene
Max Schwartz jumped from tbe window and
came crashing through ;.be awning. He
crlal out that bU wile and t Lildren were in tl e
third story. The firemen finally succeeded in
rescuing the two children, but Mrs. Schwartz
and her 6-weeks -old baby vere suffocated by
tbe smoke and ware fou id dead, the babe
locked iu Its mother's arms
The Connecticut Mutual.
Hartford, Conn., Fex 2L President
Greene, of tbe Connecticut Mutual Life Insur
ance company, has asked t ie state insurance
commlssloniir to investigate the affairs of the
company at once, without waiting to reach it
alphabetically in his annual Inspection. Th
request will be complied with. Mr. Greene
says the company s business has not been af
fected by tht Indianapolis defalcation, but In
order to remove all doubt of its prosperoiu
condition u wants the fuets otticlally an
Ooveruor Larraboe's Ubel Caw.
DesMoinzb, Feb. 2L The case of the
state vs. Governor Larratee, charged with
criminal libel, was called la Jndge Conrad 't
court yesterday. The distinguished defend
ant wai not present His counsel requested
a speedy investigation, but counsel for the
prosecution asked for more time in which tc
prepare their case, and it wiis grouted.
Burned Nearly the Whole Town.
Santa Rosa. Cel., Feb. 11. The business
bouses and moat of the resid-races in the vill
age of Gnerneville, Cal, were burned yester
day, tbe fire starting in a directive flue in a
hotel. There are about 5(0 people in the
place. The loss is stated at 1 250,000.
PREPARING TO LEAVE HOME.
President-Elect Getttx g Ready for Bis
Trip to rVashlngUin City.
Indianapolis, Feb. 21. iorangementa foe
leaving here on Monday afternoon next are
progressing at the Harrison home. Judge
Greabam, who is here attending to his court
duties, was Gen. Harrison' J guest Tuesday
night The arrival yesterday of Congressman
William Morrow, of California (who, it is
said, was summoned by tbe president-elect),
nas strengtnened tne belier ol those who desln
that tbe Pacific coast shall b represented in
tbe cabinet that something ciay yet be done
in that direction.
It was decided Tuesday night that the
George H. Thomas post G. A. R. will escort
the president-elect from the New-Denlson to
the Union station on Monday. This is tbe
only formal d-nuonstration there will be in
connection with his departure.
Gen. Harrison and the members of his fam
ily attended the "Assembly" ball and banquet
at tne uenison last night
Death of an Old-Tim Editor.
Boston, Feb. 2L Justin Jones, an old-
time editor and publisher in Boston, Hart
ford, Greenfield, Mass., and Cleveland, died
at Cromwell, Conn., Tuesday, aired 74. Un.
dor the pen name of "Harry !azel" he issued
many stories. He leaves a widow, five sons
ana two laughters.
Discharging the Panama Canal A'oroe.
Panama, Feb. 21., via GtJveston. Five
tboiinand five hundred men were discharged
from the canal works on the 1 1th. The con
tractors continue to curtail the work on all
the sections. There is a s .rong military
force on tho line of I he canal to maintain or
The Weather We May Exnoct.
Washington Citt. Feb. 1. The Indications
ror miny-six nours rrom 8 p. m. yesterday
as follows: For Wiacoidiln fi wQ.,v,u.
lowed by snow, warmer: aouthnrlv wiH
comlns; easterly. For Indiana and Illinois
Fair, warmer weather; souther j winds. For
Michigan Fair weather, except light snow
along the lakes; much wanierj southerly
winds. For - Iowa Fair, warmer weather;
An apple tree near Fresno, Cal.. Is re
ported to have borne on ton of fruit the
put season. -
Almost a Fight in the Indiana
A BELLIGEEENT MDT0EITT EED HOT
Doorkeeper Bulger Booses the Wrath of
Senator Johnson and Things Look War
like for a Few Moments A Statesman
Who Was Spoiling for Somebody to Set
Him Down, and Backed by His Party
Colleague Legislative Notes. j
Indianapolis, Feb. 21. In tbe senate
yesterday morning under the previous ques
tion, enforced by the majority, the bill creat
ing tbe supreme court commission was passed.
Senator Byrd then sought to bring up the bill
creating tbe department of geology, but
Senator Johnson (Rep.) had meantime
secured recognition from tbe chair. Senator
Byrd claimed the floor and attempted to
move tbe previous question and shut off all
debate. Senator Johnson vigorously protested
and claimed tbe floor. A wrangle ensued,
tbe chair allowing Jonnson five minutes.
which he devoted to scoring the majority.
vehemently denouncing the enforcement of
a rule which prevented the minority from ex
plaining their votes.
Johnson said: "I want to say that tbe gag
rule shall not be enforced on me." When the
five minutes were up the chair pounded tbe
marble slab, but Johnson paid no attention to
it He continued a scathing denunciation of
the party legislation that the majority was
enacting, and of the gag-law and thumb
screw rules that were being applied to the
minority. The presiding officer pounded the
marble slab in distraction. Finally he or
dered tbe rail called. Chaos worse confounded
took possession of tbe floor. Johnson used all
his energies in a denunciatory speech that
almost drowned out tbe shouts of the roll
clerk. Tbe doorkeepers and clerks gathered
in the lobby.
Just at that moment S. E. Bulger, tbe
doorkeeper who ejected Robertson from tbe
chamber two years ago, called out: "I'll set
him down if you want ine to." This brought
a dozen Republicans to their feet in an in
stant, and each, quivering with excitement,
denoun :ed the doorkeeper.
"I dare you to attempt it," indignantly ex
claimed Johnson. "These cowardly brutes
may put down men in the house, but you
can not force into his seat a member of the
""The whole twenty-sevon of them can't
do it," exclaimed Dresser.
"N'o, sir," cried out Grose, fcyou can't do it
here; all of you can't." Johnson squared
"I am waiting," he coolly remarked, "for
that doorkeeper to force me into my seat."
"Yes, wa are waiting for him," echoed
Tbe Republican members walked excitedly
np and down the aisle, telling tbe doorkeepers to
come on and put Johnson in bis seat if they
wanted to try it. The Democrats also pre
pared for war. Had the doorkeepers picked
up tbe gauntlet and stepped Into the arena tc
put Johnson in bis swat there would probably
have been a fight that would have rivaled
anything that ever occurred, -even in the In
After the excitement had subsided, a reso
lution instructing the principal door
keeper to dismiss Bulger was introduced. The
offender called several of tbe Democrats to
one side and said he bad acted hastily and
was sorry for it. This was announced upon
the floor, but the Republicans insisted upon
tbe resolution. TJrmstan declared that the
minority had transgressed every rule of the
senate, and he, for one, was not in favor of
censuring tbe doorkeeper, when an ex
ample of insubordination had been
set continually from the Repub
lican side of the chamber. Johnson saw
a chance to make a point, and said that the
doorkeeper was not to blame, as the Demo
crats bad passed rules which no honorable
body would try to enforce, and, having set a
cowardly example, it was but natural that
tbe doorkeeper should be anxious to get bis
hands uon the throat of a member of the
minority. Tho resolution was then tubUl,
several of the Republicans voting witti the
Democrats. The bill was then parsed.
A message was received from the governor
stating that serions charges were made
against the insane asylum and recommending
a thorough investigation by experts; a reso
lution to investigate by a committee of tht
two houses was adopted and sent to tbe bouse.
A long fight then took place over the seating
of Ewing, Democrat, who was elected to fill
the vacancy caused by unseating Carpenter,
Republican, but he was finally seated.
The Republicans caucused at noon on tbe
question of resigning their seats in a body,
but about concluded to wait until tbe gov
ernor vetoed the political legislation and tb
senate acted on the vetoes. Sucb a bolt would
defeat all tbe appropriation bills.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 21. Yesterday closed
tbe time for introducing bills end there was s
torrent of them. Among them were tbe fol
lowing: Prohibiting unions among insurance
companies; prohibiting training for prizt
fighting; requiring tbe teaching Of patriot
ism In tbe public schools; forbidding the beat
ing of railway trains by the use of stoves
making insurance companies responsible for
their agents' representations, and many
O'bcrs of mors or less importance, "i'be bill
asserting tbe jurisdiction of Wisconsin over
tbecat half of tbe St. Croix river has beec
amended so as to meet the approbation ol
nearly all the lumbermen Interested
Lansjno, Mich., Feb. VL A bill that wil
entirely prohibit tbe sale in this state of Chi
cago dressed beef was introduced in the sen
ate yesterday. All the meat sold in the state
has to be inspected on tbe hoof at tbe locality
where it Is butchered. Bills to regulate pools
trusts, etc. ; to tax all railway property at
actual cost value; to compel railways to soli
all their surplus real estate 'within a year,
Illinois Stat Fair.
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 2L Peoria wai
choson on the thirtieth ballot yesterday bj
the state board of agriculture for tbe location
of tbe state fair for the next four years, the
towns competing being Chicago, Peoria, De
catur, Blooraington, Springfield, Olney, and
It Is England Boulanger Is After.
Brussels, Feb. 21. It is stated here thai
Lord Lytton, British ambassador to France
has informed Lord Salisbury that Gen
Boul anger discourages war with Germany,
but is bent on provoking a conflict with Eng
land when he shall come into power.
Gladstone Arrive In London.
London, Feb. 2L Gladstone arrived hen
yesterday. He was met by a large crowd
and cheered heartily. Replying to an Italiai
deputation Gladstone said he had left beauti
ful Italy in body, but not iu spirit.
A SCOTLAND YARD SCARE.
The Irlxb Invlnrlulea Said To Be Plotting
London, Feb. 2J. Tbe Scotland Yard
officials have received information leading to
general belief in police circles that the In
vincible are engaged in perfecting the de
tails of a must desperate plot to murder
several of the high officers of the govern
uont So circumstantial are the stories
poured into tho ears of the police officials that
even Lord Salisbury is impressed with a
belief in tbelr truth, and notwithstand
ing his persistent refusal Litherto to
permit himself to be guarded by the officers
of the law, be was yesterday placed under
tbe protection of the police, tbe men assigned
to the duty of protecting bim keeping him
constantly in sight. Balfour's personal safe
ty has for some time past been a special
charge of the police, and it is likely in view
of this latter scare that several other mem
bers of the cabinet will avail themselves of
auch protection as Scotland Yard may be
able to aftord them against tbe real or sup
posititious assassins lying in wait for tbem.
Kate Is a "Rustler i
A Wild Western Woman Goes
CATTLE KATE A.ND HER COWBOYS.
She Leads Them Into the Tiger's Lair,
Gets the Drop on the Manipulators
of a "Brace" Game and Then Saves the
Baseals from a Hemp Stretching Mat
inee A Permit to "Git" In Place of Sud
Chete.vnb, Wy. T., Feb. 21. Lawless
Kate Maxwell, the "Sashing Belle Starr of
Wyoming, baa once more escaped the role of
heroine, this time doing somathing more
commendable than the acta which have kept
her name before tbe Rocky mountain public
for the past four years. "Cattle Kate," as
the cowboys call the spirited woman, blos
somed out as cattle and bandit queen after
the death of her husband, and is the ruler
of a notorious gang of rustlers with head
quarters at a splendid ranch on Sand
Creek. The woman once killed a drunken
Mexican who insulted her and only last sum
mer shot and seriously wounded a presumpt
uous employe who familiarly addressed her
aa "Katie." Last season was a prosperous
one lor tbe Maxwell gang and tbey had
plenty of provisions and considerable cash
wbon tbe whiter set in. All of the men
except the foreman, Tom Mason, who
was once a faro dealer for Pat Sbeedy in
Chicago, spent the greater portion of the time
in the gambling bouse of Mike Farley and
Joe Boden at the new town of Bessemer. They
lost heavily and were soon importuning Mrs.
Maxwell for advance money on next season's
wages. She lectured thein severoly, aud on
one occasiou read the riot act to the men when
she missed a roll of bills from her room.
Tbe financial conditiou of the ranch went
from bad to worse, aud Farley aud Boden
Kate bird hints that the gambling was
not "on tbe square," and seut Masou to Besse
mer to investigate. The foreman reKrted
that tbe men were bciug systematically
robbed. This intellieu'j roused the ire of
Kate, who is dangerous when angered. She
determined to pursue a desperate course at
once, and strapping on her ln;lt with two
six-shooters started for Bessemer with
Mason. The pair entered tho gambling
house and Kate walked up to the
faro table and said to Fariay: "You've
robbed my men at a brace and I want the
money back," Farley ouly smiled, but
reached for his revolver in the drawer. Kate
was much quicker and covered Farley with
her armory. The queen's retainers, who
were present, drew on the at
taches of the gambling house and the
place was in the bands of the Maxwells.
Mason opened the drawer containing Farley's
gun and showed ''strippers" and a oheating
box to his men. All the money, nearly $9,000,
was placed in the custody of Kate. The
dupes of the gamlJers proposed lynching
them. Farley and Boien begged for
their lives, but nooses were placed
around their uecks. Then tbe female
outlaw showed she was only a woman. She
ordered that tbe lives of tho men be spared
and tbat they leave the country at one-.
When Boden and Farley had mounted
bronchos tbey were given (X and advised to
travel rapidly. Reaching a bill a half-mile
away, tba robliers, who bad been robbed,
saw tbeir plare in flames.
VERY CUTE OF HYPPOLITE.
Bin Agents Scheme a Schema That Is Cal
culated to AstonUh Legitime.
Kew York, Fob. 21. Minister Preston's
detectives state that thoy have unearthed a
new scheme whereby Gen. Hyppolite intends
to make President Legitime's treasury pay
tbe salaries of both tbe loyal and insurgent
troops. Tbe scheme Is said to have been
batched in New York. Some weeks ago
Minister Preston received a letter from one
of the bank note companies declining to make
a certain batch of Haytien stock and paper
currency. Minister Preston had never asked
to have this work done, and his suspicions
were accordingly aroused and detectives were
put to work. They say that thoy discovered
that two agents of Hyppolite in New York
ordered nearly $4,000,000 in banknotes of
various denominations, to be an exact
copy of Haytien bank notes, asserting
that tbe money was to be made
genuine as soon as it reached Hay ti. Accord
ing to Minister Preston two large bundles of
crlxp bills are now on their way to Hyppolite.
Tbey were shipped on the Clyde, which sailed
Saturday. The minister described tbe boxes
of greenbacks as being marked "Lithographs."
An examination of tbe Clyde's manifest de
veloped tbe fact that two boxes of lithographs
were among her cargo A representative of
one of the bank note companies stated that
certain parties bad tried to have some Hay
tien money printed by tbe company, but tbe
It is suspected that tbe balance of the
t4 ,000,000 in paper money is on the Madrid or
A Mighty Shaky Structure, Any Way.
Hartford, Conn., Feb. 31. Investigation
nto tbe Park Central hotel disaster seems to
show that the building was very poorly con
structed and of a very weak character. Sev
eral of the sub-contractors who assisted in
building tbe hotel in 197-1 testify to the insuf
ficient strength of tbe foundation and inferior
quality of brick and mortar used.
Tbe remains ot Night Clerk Perry were
found in the ruins Wednesday. Medical men,
after further examination, are now satisfied
that the charred pieces of flee h and bone
found near those of Mrs. WhltiiiK are nor-
tions of the body of her husband, Mr. Andrew
F. Whiting, actuary of the Hartford Life
and Annuity Insurance company. This
rnaken the number of dead twenty-two, and
accounts for all known positively to have
bten in tbe building.
Liberal Leader In Council.
Loicdon, Feb. 21. Lord Roseberry gave a
a banquet to the leaders of tbe Liberal
party last night, at which Gladstone, al
though scarcely recovered from the fatigue
of his Journey, was present. The subjects
discussed are not definitely known, but it is
understood tbat a resolution dealing with
Irish affairs was formulated which will be
offered as an amendment to tbe address re
plying to tbe speech from tbe throne.
Janesvllle's Opera BouM Burned.
Jakesyille, Wis., Feb. 81. Myers Opera
house, the handsomest theater in the state
outside of Milwaukee, was completely de
stroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. On the
lower floor were three stores, J. H. Jones'
grocery, Dr. Robert's offlce, and J. P. Worth-
ington's saloon. On these the loss is f 20,000,
ana tne entire loss is over tou.uua
De Treycinet Will Try His Hand.
Paris. Feb. 21. M. Da Frwcl riKfc hum
finally cor-sented to undertake tbe formation
oi a mimsiry, ana it is generally believed
inai ne win ve successtui.-
The Illinois Central's Reolv.
NSW .York, Feb. 31. The Illinois Central
directors yesterday resolved that while the
terms of their charter orecluded them
from signing the Inter-State Rall-
wav association agreement, thnv wnnl.i
give tbeir moral support o far as
may be consistent with tbe best interests of
the company to the aims and objects of the
association in tbe establishment and main
tenance Of rates so fur as thev H1HV fnnfnrm
to the laws of the various slates in which its
roads are located and with the" iuter-state
commerce law. They also instructed the
nresident to notif v everv emnlove of tlia com
pany that if be wilfully violates any of the
rates estamignea oy tne ooara oi directors be
wui oe aismusea.
Some Notable Horso Sale.
LitxiNOTON, Ky., Feb. 21. W. L. Sim
mons, of tbe Ash Grove stock farm, has sold
the bay filly Marie Jensen, 4 years, by Bet
terton, dam by Daniel Lambert, to Budd
Voble, of Chicago, for S10.000. J. E. Mad
den, of this city, has sold tbe black gelding
Wilklns, e years, by George Wilkes, dam by
Mambrino Patchen, to H. M. Davis, Chicago,
THOSE WESTERN RAILWAYS.
The Attempt to Combine on Kates Seems
a Hopeless Task.
Chicago, Feb. 2L The negotiations among
the western railroad presidents for the forma
tion of an inter-state association, to include
all important lines west of Chicago, resulted
in a most complete fiasco yesterday. The
presidents met in tbe Grand Pacific hotel at
the appointed hour, and when the committees
appointed on the day previous to secure the
signatures of the five outstanding roads made
tbeir reports it was found that the Illinois
Central was the only road that had even
deigned to reply to the urgent solicitations for
for their signatures. There was nothi tig equiv
ocal about the reply of the Illinois Central. It
absolutely and peremptorily refused to sign
the agreement. The report ot the committee
showed that tbe following roads would have
nothing to do with the proposed agreement :
Illinois Central, Wisconsin Central, Kansas
City, Fort Scott & Gulf. Missouri, Kansas &
Texas, and Chicago, Burlington and Northern.
A motion was then made and received the
affirmative vote of fourteen out of the neces
sary twenty-two roads, eight roads being ab
sent, declaring it to be the sense of those
present tbt the roads which had signed the
agreement for an inter-state railway associa
tion should proceed to perfect tbe agreement
and organize tbat association without wait
ing fer the assent of any additional com
panies thereto. Tbe agreement wnsjhen re
ferred to a committee consisting of Messrs.
Hughitt, Truesdale, Newman, McMullin,
Stone and Howe to consider w hat changes
might be expedient in view of the failiu-e to
obtain the assent of certain roads. This coui
mittee was instructed to report to a general
meeting at It o'clock this morning.
The committee met atouce after the ad
journment of the general meeting and was in
session for nearly two hours, but was unable
to reach any conclusion. The situation was
discussed at length, and It was made appar
ent tbat inrtead of the proposed strong com
bination the new association, which exjiucts
to iguore tive of tbe most irnHH taut roads iu
the west, would be in reality weaker than
any of the existing freight traffic associa
tions. Moreover, uone of the roads which
voted to form the new association regardless
of the roads refusing to sign the agreement
are bound in any way by their vote, as it was
understood that the agreement as modified
by tbe committee to which it was dually re
ferred would ciiine up again for adoption and
In addition to tbe five roads uliirh refuse
to sign the agreement the people who pro
pose to form an association any way are
likely to find opposition from an uuex)iocted
quarter. It was stated on ex-ellnt authority
Tuesday night tbat tbe St. Paul & Kansas
City road would not join the association as
tbe Wisconsin Central and Burlington &
Northern remained out, and in the south
west it is uncertain if the St. Louis & San
Franscisco will join w hile the Kansas City,
Fort Scott & Gulf suys out Altogether
the outlook seems to be that the proposed inter-state
railway scheme will be dropped en
tirely, or if attempted to be carried out, that
it will be too weak to afford adequate protec
tion to its members.
It was 6t&ted also that Commissioner
Walker would not care to surrender bis place
on tbe inter-stale commerce commission to
accept the chairmanship of a chaotic associa
tion of railroads with tbe prospect of failui-e
close at hand
NOT ENTIRELY HARMONIOUS.
The Tariff Reformers Can Mot Quite Agree
Henry George Speaks.
Chicago, Feb. 31. The second session ot
the tariff reform convention opened yester
day with a full attendance of delegates, and
Chairman Morton presiding. Some routine
work was done and then Mr. Smith, of Iowa,
criticized the Mills bill, saying that it was
very defective. He insisted, however, that
if tbe tariff r as not revisod there would be a
financial disaster, and that soon.
Mr. Edmunds, of Illinois, said he thought
tbe proceedings of the convention were run
ning in a groove that tended .too much to
ward f rea trade. He offered a resoluti on
advocating a tariff, on luxuries aud free trad,
in necessities. This led a delegate to suggest
that Mr. Edmunds had gotten into the wrong
convention. It was moved to lay Mr. Ed
munds' resolution on the table, but under tha
rules it went to the committee on resolutions.
Aretas W. Thomas, of Texas, read a paper
on "Duties on Metals and Ores," and Mr.
Emerson Chadd, secretary of the Massachu
setts Tariff Reform league, made a brief ad
Mr. Hancock, of Philadelphia, chairman of
the committer on resolutions, said that after
very careful discussion and some compromise
tba committee bail unanimously reported the
following; resolutions, tbe adoption af which
"We hold that it is the uatural right ol
every man to f reelexcliane his labor or tbe
product of bis labor to the best advantage:
we declare ourselves unalterably opposed to
tbe so-called protective system, aud demand
the prompt abrogation of ail protective
features from the tariff; and we believe the
American nation will reach its full measure
of pragperity only by exacting at the earliest
day practicable such legislation as will apply
tbe American principle of free trade between
the states to tbe United States iu their rela
tions to the world."
The committee also ro ported and moved
for adoption resolutions providiug for rthe
appointment of a committee empowered to
prepare an address to the public and to per
fect plans for propagating the principles em
bodied in the resolutions.
A long discussion followed, which lasted
until . after 6 o'clock. Tne eastern delegates,
especially thwe from New York, attempted
rb postpone consideration of the resolutions.
loe orsi nan ot tne nrst resolution was
adopted after a two-hour's debate, but the
second half was discussed untU adjournment
nd finally failed to pass. The convention
seemed evenly divided on it, but the chair
man decided tbat tbe call for a division or
tb- question came too lata.
The principal speakers at night at Cen
tral Music hall were Henry George, John
Codman, of Massachusetts, and J. A. Bur
rows, of Nebraska, president of the Farmers'
National alliance. Mr. Geonre declared In
favor of absolute free trade, and his speech
was well received by tbe large audience pres
Chicaoo. Feb. 20.
following were tbe quotations on the
board of 1 rnrtt tajtav llnn . x:.. t-. ,
ary, opened W.Oe, closed fl.OB;; May. opened
ai 11 ,i rj.r. .
i i . " i.v; rfuiy, opened wtftr,
closed 95Jic. Corn-.No. J. Februarv. oined
and closed 8o: March, opened closed
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"i .-. opened ooc, cosed Oats
February.: opened 26Hc, closed SKc; May,
opened 7&4c, closed 27 June, opened, 20
closed -7c. Pork February, opened fcll.ua
closed $19.85; March, opened tll.00.
closed SlO.Ba; May. opened 8U.17!, closed
u.iu. iara -February, opeued t.30, closed
The Union stock yards reports the follower
ii.-e.- nogs .uarkei opened rat Her slow,
b&lOo lower; light grades. S4.4.V2,l.&J: roueli
packing, 4.8534.; mixed lots. HM&I.H;
T pacmng ami snipping lots, $4.fc.&.
Cattle Market stronger: beeves, sa.ikr.j!
bulk. $3.60i&4.; cows flrm. l.0i&8.10: bulk.
J-"-1". wcrs ana leeaers, zXY4.40.
abeep Steady; native muttons. fc3.7j6ti.O0i
medium to good, J3.4tt34.70; lambs, f.76&
Produce: Butter Fanor Elgin creamery
27(rim nfl II. . 1 , , . i . .
pouurjr-cmcKens 7(fcUc per pound; turkey
vysauv, uuvm, aiAut.ov. grewoe, ..x4 .uu
doC PotAtlkM .-UUtitt Rilakanlfd v'sl ObJ.
bo.; Beauty of Hebron.aB2So: liarly kUnctao,
sweet potatoes, 8&ao per bo. Apples-
areeningSr- ei.u.l.M per UUi. Cra.
berries d.uU3s.U0 per bol.
Nxw York. f0. &
- - - "BUM. , I.. A OLOklO, yi,w
No. t do. J; 1.0A& No. I red winter March. 9SUct
w wJa a.vi uu .j tinv, ,iuj.p. vor&-avMai
No. it mixttd cuh. 4ftn; tin Marvih AAlAr,.
April. .tc; do May, 430. Oats-Steady;
ooruary, wno; uo uarab, VOUai
do May, aso. Kya-Dull. Barley-Dull. Pork
umu new mass, fU.603lx.76. Lar-l-Ouist;
r.hm.r A Oil. M.w,t. .om
Live Ktrwlr Oatf 1 Mark anlrf -1n.-
- 1 viuouif
barely steady; common to prime t Users,
r, vu, vM-ujpAi Tory uuhos, a. AH DuiiS. I
both aheep and lamb; sheep, t3.702ft.a0; lambs.
w-..wtfrv.v. uuyi .,gounai value; pv I'naw sit.
The floes t carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avenue.
JOHN VOLK & CD,,
Sasli, Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wool
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenue,
Tile Facii gs,
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Stre
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., Kock Island,
(VGooit delivered to soy part of tbe city fr.
J". M. OHEISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MaHDFACTVBIB Of CSACIIKI AID 1.ICVITS.
Ask jour Grocer for theaa. They are best.
r-gpcisUics: The Christy "OTITM" aa4 Us Canity "WAFIE."
RQCg ISLAND. ILL
Plumbing, Steam and Sas Fitting,
Kn wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
brought, CM and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Bragg Goods of every deacriptioai
Kubber Hose and Packing of all hinds, Drais Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Offloe aid Bhop No. 817 Eighteenth St. ROCK I8LAKD. ILL.
O N LiY S2.00 A. DOZ EIST.
Photos on a Toboggan. Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
as4 bava soma of tha
HAKELIEH, Proprietor and Artiit.
No. 1722, Second are., Gayford's old studio, oyer McCabe's.
3 . erA'i;r.r-.--,rt
.-; - -s
Third Ave., Rock Island.
Iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuable.
The Aldine Is constructed on scit-n-tific
principles. Unlike any other grstr
it has a return draft; this insures ti
and perfect combustion, economy of fuel,
perfect ventilation, distribution of btsi
and equn'.ig-ition of temperature frnm
floor to ceiling. Burns hard or soft
coal, and hss five timrs the besting f
pscity of any ether urate on the market.
Call or exsminc or send for circular
giving full information.
DAVI3 & CAMP. Ageu!.
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
Gold-Headed Canes, Spwiacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second avenue.
e af charge.
COMPLETE IN ALL
tQg o&Uloguei address
J. O. DUNCAN,
Daaun t. Iowa.
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