Newspaper Page Text
THE TSOOK TBITATD ATOTtTB, FJRIDAT FEBRUARY 22, 1889.
THE DAI LY AHGUS
JOHN -. OOTTCR.
Thursday, February 21. 189.
IT looks as though ocity and the
preachers are to hare another tilt. A
second chanty btll is said to be conteai
plated after Lent
Iff the gram -oar schools of New Haven
cooking is ttugtt as a branch of study.
The principal ar-Mea of t-tperlment are
pumpkin pies and doughnuts, with the
preparation of which every New England
girl's Education is onntldrred complete.
Chicago Timt: When Mr. Harrison
leaves the unite house on tbe 4th of March
be will be accompanied by a democrat
11 along the line to the capital he will
have a democrat at his side. When be
enters the president's room, of the senate
chamber be will have the aid and support
of a democrat. When be lifts his band to
take the oath he will receive the admiole
tralion from a democratic chief justice
When be (joes out on the east portico of
the capital he will be accompanied by a
democrat and he will stand on democratic
ground and in the hollowed recollections
of democratic sages. With this sort of a
sendoff ne ought to make an honest and
conservstive public administrator, so that
at tbe close of his career he may be able
to say: "I have nothing to bide."
Oread re of Paatlloaa.
Compared with tbe banguinary encoun
ters of the past, recent prize fUhta appear
to be largely humbugs. Tbe late Mc-Auliffe-Myers
flgbt was no better than a
very ordinary sparring match. The
"battle," under wbicb term it has been
dignified, lasted nearly four hours and a
hnlf and consisted of ixtysix rounds, jet
not enough blood wg skilled to soil an
evening necktie. It eojled in a draw. Tbe
Sullivan and Mitchell fiht was nothing
but a foot-race, in wbicb the champion
tired himself out in causing bis opponent
all over tbe ring. It, loo, was a d aw.
The Kilrio-Srciitb figiit was another
sparring match in wbicb neither pugilist
Injured his opponent in tbe hundred
rounds that were fought and came to an
squally inconsequential conclusion as tbe
Tbe reason set forth in the McAuliffa
Myers fight why each man devoted his
best energies to avoiding blows rather
than giving them is that there was such
an enormous amount of money placed
upon them by their friend that the pu
gilists were Intimidated by the sense of
responsibility. That is, both were
afraid to risk defeat by making a genuine
fight, but sought to save tbe money or
their friends and their own reputations by
fighting a draw. Such a oontest is no
better than a faroe.
The world is gradually becoming more
humanized. Tbe gladiatorial contests
of Rome, in which one or both of tbe
men were invariably killed, were sue
oeeded by the old fashioned prize fight
In which the pugilists received no worse
Injuries than broken noses and blooJy
faces. Now even these have passed
away, and the contestants pass through
a four-hour fight without receiving a
mark. No doubt it Is better so. No
one will regret tbe decadence of bru
tality. GRAND ARMY ENCAMPMENTS.
Hanl and Wlaooncln Elect Offlor Tha
Women's Rellsf Corp.
SrailconiLE, His., Fab. 23. The depart
ment encampment of the O. A. R. yesterday
determined to hold the rurct annual encamp
ment at Qulacy. Th following resolution
wars adopted: Recommending a memorial tc
congress asking that the national goznrnment
estaMiiih a home lor Incurable Insane ei-soj-diera
of tint Uuiun array; ruoornmeucling that
the national encampmuut tike up the cause
of several thousand colorad suidiar in Louis
iana that hav been barred trou membership
in tha Q. A. R.
Tha following oZlcers war elected: Com
mander, James R, Martin, of Salem; senior
Ice, Capt. H. S. Dietrich, of Chicago; junior
lee, Col D. E. Hunger, of Pruiceton ; medi
cal director, P. L. ilcKlncie, of Molina;
chaplain, the Rev. George McOue, of Rock
Tbe following were bleoted officers of the
Women's relief corps: PrMduut, Airs. Borah
M. Bradford, of Augusta; senior vice, Mrs.
Mary J. Btaddtm, of Sprmgduld; junior rice,
Mrs. William L. Wrtin.of Qulncy ; treasurer.
Miss Ada Carlton, of kSioomingtoix; chaplain,
Mrs. Mary R. Fletcher.
The encampment dosod lost night with a
reception at the governor's maajiou. j
Milwaukee, Wis., F;. 8i The Grand
Army encampment closed it sesnion yester
day. Col. A. U. Vcl- rt wo unanimously
re-elected department ccmui&nder. L. Ferg
uson, of Brandon, was cb-jted senior vice
commandur, and D. J. Jhoi, of PJchland
Center, junior vux-coaimuu'ler. Oeurge Dale,
of Iula, chosen mediiail diin.tur, and the
Rev. F. L. Wharton, of JiilwHUkee, chaplain.
The Women's Relief corps, which held its se I
slous at the armory, titled the followiijM
officers: President, Mrs. Caroline II. Bell, ol
Milwaukee; treasurer, Mis L. W. Stoue, of
E3lib as flhe Is Adrarslaad.
What on earth Is a 'fecasJa eilypx-f" Per
haps it belocss to the oetory cf "female
pais." 1 bve roi oC ".acyrailrj puu." C&n
you fancy a pia la 2o one ever hears
of a mournlaj xutelU, though toe kttsr 1m
pkuncnthas tA lotut ca eye wliereiritb to
Vfeop. "Invalid foraiturd" U largaly ad
erUied, aafi, lm the prices uo cot by aay
xaeane low, it may U col jucturod tfctt It Is
not the f lunimreitseu to vLldi t!ie ccjecsive
Is applied. Psrliaps li. wrpresakis ''utccjeJ
tradesnian" L tbo mc-t disturbing of ell
phrases. The words raiso Xrilitf ul td'-ty lu
tbe literal mindod. I.ui.:ion Truth.
A man who has practiced med'clne for
40 years, ought to know salt from sugar;
reed what be says:
Toledo. O., Jan. 10. 1887.
Mesprs. F. J. Cneney & Co. G-ntle-men
1 have been in the general
practice of medicine for most 40 years,
and wculd say that in all my practice and
experience, have never seen a prepare
tion that I oould prescribe with as much
confidence of success as I can Ball's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by you.
Have prescribed it a great many times
and Its effect is wonderful, and would
ay In conclusion that I eve yet to find
case of catarrh that it would not cure,
If they would take it according to direo
lions. Tours truly,
L. L. Uorpuch, M D ,
.-Office, 315 Summit street.
We will give 9100 for any case of
catarrh that can not be cured with Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Tken Internally.
P. J. Chikit & Co.. Props., Toledo. O.
CXSold by druggists, 75c.
A Pekin newspaper baa just finished a
aerial sory which contained 2,i40 chap
ter. Ton get the worth of your money
The Second Round
Between President and the Des
Moines River Bill
EID3 EXACTLY LIKE THE FIRST.
The Executive Swings His Veto and the
Dili Sleeps the Sleep Synopsis of the
Message Tbe Territorial Bill AU Bight
Edmunds and Hoar Have a Little
Wordy War Tbe Day's Work la Con
ptw Oapttal Briefs.
Washixotox City, Feb. 22. The presi
dent yesterday returned to the housu without
approval the bill for the ref of settlers on
the Dee Moines river lands. In his message
accompanying the bill, tbe president says:
This bill is to all intents aud purposes iden
tical with the senate bill passed in tbo first
session of the Forty-ninth congress, which
tailed to receive executive approval. My ob
jections to that bill are all applioable to the
bill herewith returned, and a careful re-examination
of -the matters embraced in the
proposed legislation has further satisfied me
of their validity and strength. The trouble
proposed to be cured by this bill, grew
out of the IndeQniteneas and con
sequent contradictory construction by
the officers of the government of a
grant of land made in 1846 by congress to the
state of Iowa (then a territory) for tbe pur-
pom of aiding in the improvement of the Des
Moines river. This grant was accepted on
the 9th day of January, 1S47, by tho state of
Iowa, as required by act of congress, aud
soon thereafter the question arose whether
the lands granted were limited to those which
adjoined tbe river in its course northwesterly
from tbe southerly line of tbe state to a point
called the Raccoon fork, or whether such
grant covered lands so adjoining the river
tnrougn tiie territory, and both below and
above the Raccoon fork."
The president then refers at longth to the
various acts of cougress and decisions of the
interior department on the subject, and quotee
tbe provisions of the bill under consideration.
He then continues :
"One ie-ult of this legislation. If consum
mated and if effectual, would be to restore to
the United Stares, as a part of the public do
main, lands wuicn more tuan twvnty-uve ago
the government expressly granted and sur
rendered, and which repeated decisions of the
supreme court have adjud.'ed to belong by
virtue ot this action of the government to
othor parties. Another result would be, not
only to validate claims to this land which our
highest judicial tribunal has solemnly de
clared to bo invalid, but to actually direct tbe
Issue ot patents iu confirmation of said claims.
Still another result would be to oblige the
government of the United States to chut tbe
courts, ostensibly to assort and protect its title
to said land, while in point of fact it would
be used to enforce private claiuist o tbe same
and unaettlo private ownership.
"It is by no means eer;a:n that this pro
posed legislation, relating to a subject pecu
liarly within the Judicial function, aud
which attempts to disturb rights and inter
ests thoroughly entrenched in tbe solumn ad
judication of our courts, would be upheld.
Iu any event, It seems to me that it U an im
proper exercise of legislative power, an inter
ference with the determinations of a co-ordinate
branch of the government, an arbitrary
annulment of a public grant made more than
twenty-live years ago, an attempted' destruc
tion of vested rights, aud a threatened im
pairment ot lawtiil contracts.
Tbe advocates of this measure insist that a
point In favor of the settlers upon these lands,
and important in the consideration of this
bill, is found In the following language of the
constitution of the state of Iowa, wnich was
adopted In 1S57: 'The general assembly shall
not locate any of the public lands which have
been or may be granted by congress to this
staU, and the location of which may be
given to tbe gnneral assembly upon lands
actually settled without the consent of the
"The state under its constitution was for
fectly competent to take tbe grants of IStil
to lUtjx. The clause of the constitution above
quoted, dee' expressly with 'lands which
have been or may be granted by Congress to
the state,' and thua, of nees&ity, recognizes
IU right to take such grants. This com
petency In the state as a grantee was all that
was needed to create under the Joint resolu
tion of 13C1, and the act of 1802, a complete
divestiture of the Interests of the United
States in these lands. It must be borne in
mind, too, that prior to this time these lands
bad been conveyed by the state of Iowa In
furtherance of tbe purposes of the original
congressional grants, and that the joint reso
lution of 1S4C1 and act of ladi were really
made for the benefit of those who bald under
grants from the state.
"After these grants by the government it
bad uo concern with these lands. If, in any
stage ot the proceedings, the general amena
bly of Iowa was guilty of any ceglect of duty
or failed to act lu accordance with the con
stitution of the state of Iowa, the remedy
should be found in the courts of that state;
and it Is difficult to see how the situ ation In
this aspect can be changed or Improved by
the bill uudor consideration.
"I am not unmindful of the fact that there
may be persons who have suffered, or who
are threatened with loss, through reliance
upon the erroneous decisions of government
officials as to tbe extent of the original grant
from the United States to tbe territory of
Iowa, I believe cases of this kind should be
treated tn accordance with the broadest senti
ments ot equity, and that where loss is
apparent, arising from a real or
fairly supposed Invitation of the gov
ernment to settle upon the lands men
tioned in the bill under consideration,
such loss should be made good. But I do not
believe that the condition of these settlers
will be aided by encouraging them In sucb
further litigation as the terms of this bill in
vites, nor do I believe that in attempting
to right the wrongs of which they complain,
legislation should be sanctioned mischievous
In principle, and In Its practical operation
doing injustice to others as innocent as they
and as much entitled to consideration. "
A WITNESS IN CONTEMPT.
The Senate Asked for a Warrant of Arrest
Lament's Salary Increased.
WaSHISotoh Citt, Feb. 22. Spooner,
from the public buildings committee, intro
duced a resolution in the senate yesterday
tor the arrest of T. D. Flster, of the super
vising architect's office, who refuses to an
swer questions regarding his connection with
the collection of money for campaign pur
poses. Morgan objected and the matter went
over. The conference report on the legisla
tive bill was agreed to. The resolution for
an inquiry Into the conduct of tbe last presi
dential and other elections was taken up and
amended to Include bribery and other unlaw
ful use of money. Tbe sundry civil bill was
then resumed and the amendment relating to
etetun plate-printing presses was agreed to.
Several other amendments were adopted and
a vcte on one appropriating tUW.OUO for the
expenses of celebrating tbo constitutional
centennial showed no quorum, whereupon
the senate adjourned.
In the house Randall offered a resolution
for making tbe Cowies tobacco tax repe bill
a special order for blank date, the previous
question to be ordered at 4 p. m. of the date
decided upon; referred to the rule commit
tee. Randall (Jso wanted Immediate consid
eration of a resolution requiring the house to
mecea 10 a. m. ; by Breckinridge objected.
The postoCice appropriation bill was then
oonddered, and, with a few further amend
ments, passed. The conference report on the
legislative appropriation was agreed to, the
deficiency bill taken np, and on amendments
making Private Secretary Lament's salary
tbe same as his successor will receive ($0,000
Instead of (6,000) was agreed to. The house
than adjourned. .
ELDERLY WIT8 IN THE SENATE.
Hoar and Edmunds Train Their Light
Artillery on Each Other.
TVashutotov Citt, Feb. 23. There was a
lively interchange of compliments in the sen
te yesterday ' between Edmunds and Hoar.
Tbe point under discussion was an appropriav-
tton of 1800,000 forjthe expanses of an ade-
i quate preparation i or an appropriate celebra
I tion of the oentent ial ot the constitution of
tbe United States.
Edmunds said he did not feel willing to vote
$300,000 for mere glorification.
Hoar expressed Ids surprise tnat sucb an
objection bad been made by a senator
wbo bad tried x put on the bill an
item ot $1,000,0(0 for a collection of
monheysln tbe neighborhood of his house.
If the day ot tbe celebration were ridiculous
in tbe eyes of the senator from Vermont, be
might spend It in lis toologlcal park in tbe
company of bis monkeys. Laughter.
Edmunds said be did not know, when he
offered an amendment providing for a na
tional park, that h was to be a near neigh
bor of inoukeya, or of their cousins, uncles
or deecendanta. But even that would not
necessarily prove tt at the senator from Mas
sachusetts was rigt t in supposing it to be
necessary to spend i&00.000 for a single day's
celebration in which the chief Justice should
reed a dissertation en tbe history of tbe con
stitution, and the senator from Massachusetts
should furnish the iuss and feathers for the
The President Will Sign IU
Washinotos Citt, Feb. e& President
Cleveland has indl -a ted to Representatives
Springer and Baker and others interested in
the omnibus territorial bill that he may sism
it to-day, which is Washington's birthday.
They have insisted that this would be a
proper recognition of tbe birthday of the
fat er of his country and tbe president takes
kindly to tbe suggestion. Senator-elect
Moody, of South Dakota, wbo has worked
for this result with andiminlshed ardor ever
since it was first diseussed, Is happv over the
outlook, ire was el.cted one of the senators
for South Dakota by the legislature which
assembled under the Sioux Falls constitution,
lie is about 53 yearv old, was the colonel of
an Indiana regiment during tbe late war, was
on the feder.il bench, is a fine lawyer, and
lives at Dead wood.
Agrreed to Leave His Name Out.
Washington Cny, Feb, 2i The house
committee ou naval affairs has completed
consideration of the senate amendments to
the naval appropriation MIL Of the thirty
nine amcudments pi t on the bill by the senate
the committee recommends concurrence In
eleven and non-concurrence in twenty-eight
The committee concurs in the senate amend
ment striking out the name of Representa
tive Thomas, but insi rts an amendment which
pn8ervei tho plans of Mr. Thomas without
Hiscock Doetn't Count Blatr.
Washixotox Crrr, Feb 23. During tbe
discussion In the senate yesterday on the
steam plfito-printlng press matter Blair spoke
several times again : tbe steam pressos, de
claring that their wc rk resulted in a bonanza
to counterfeiters, t.e spoke of tbe currency
having becoming "deteriorated until it has
become execrable." Hiscock said that the
2"ew Hampshire senator's remarks did not
weigh and wore not oounteil They were not
respectful or respect bla
Death or Dr. 1. W. Bliss.
Washi.votox Citt, Feb. 2i Dr. D. W.
Bliss, the well-known physician who gained a
national reputation on account of bis connec
tion with the case of President Garfield, died
here yesterday morn ng of paralysis followed
by cerebral hemorrhage. About ten days
ago Dr. Bliss suffered a slight stroke of
paralysis, but his corditlon was not regarded
as alarming until Wednesday, when he grew
rapidly worse, and at 7:13 yesterday moruing
Nnble Expeotxl at tbe Capital.
WASniNCTON Cm , Feb. 23. Gen. John
W. Noble, of St Louis, who is looked upon
as one of the certainties in the cabinet of
President Harrison, is expected in Washing
ton within a day or two. Mrs. Noble is now
A DEADLY FUR CAP.
It Emits Fumes M'iille Durnlns That Poi
son a Whole School.
Siocx Crrr, la , Fjb. 2. A peculiar case
ot wholesale poisoning which nearly proved
fatal is reported from the Morningside
school. Wednesday morning a peculiar
odor issued from a idoset where the pupils
k ipt their wraps. A fur cap hat! fallen intc
a bucket oontaiuing tot ashes and was send
ing off clouds of smoie. The teacher started
to remove the bucket, but was overcome by
the smoke. Twenty it the pupils were made
deathly sick and wert unable to arise alone.
The door was opened and the fresh air re
vived the pupils so far that they could get
out doors, where they lay on the ground in
agony. The childre.1 ware made to drink
freely of fresh milk, and at tbe end of three
hours all had recovered sufficiently to be
taken home, but were very weak. It is sup
posed that poison was contained In tbe color
ing matter of the cap and that It was set free
by the burning.
The Elect rids us Get Through.
CniCAOO, Feb. 2J. By crowding two days'
work into one tbe National Electric Light as
sociation succeeded II finishing its labors yes
terday. Several ii terestlng papers wert
rd and alter the election of the following
officers the convention adjourned: E. R.
Weeks, of Kansas C. ty, president ; J. .A. De
Camp, of Fhilodelph-a, and E. A. Maber, of
Albany, vice preside! ts.
Kenna Gets the Senatorshlp.
Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 22. The legis
lature solved the sent tor ial problem yester
day by electing Kent a, the vote standing
Kenna, 40; Goff, 45 There was a full at
tendance, and all tbe Democrats and Demo
cratic Uuiou-Labor men voted for Kenna,
while all the Rcpub icans and Republican
labor men voted for (Jo ft.
Killed by the Ten-ttorlal KlghtlngBle.
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 22. Ada Hume,
known as the "Territorial Nightingale,"
Wednesday shot and killed Jack Brown, wall
known all over tbe soiithweat as a scout. A
disagreement arose between the two, when
Miss Hume shot Blown, killing him in
stantly. DEATH OF JAMES C. FLOOD.
One of California's Big Four" Passes to
the Cndlseoiered Country.
New Yokk, Feb. 22. A telegram from
Heidelberg, Germany, announces tne death
there yesterday morn jig of James C Flood,
of California. Mr. Flsod was at the head ot
the biggest banking iistitution of San Fran
cisco and was known as tbe "Bonanea Mill
ionaire," He was boi n in New York about
1321 and received a common school education.
He was one of the Calfornia "4t),ers" and did
not have much luck un til lHot when he became
the leading partner in U f firm of Flood &
O'Brien. Tbey kept s liquor saloon and a
sort of an exchange. In ltknt these men made
their first Investment in the Comstock lode,
Nevada. John W. Mickey joined them in
19(M, and James C F.iir became the fourth
partner In the mining property. Flood pro
jected the Nevada bunk, in company with
Fair and MacUay. was just previous to
this that he made tlat heavy? call on the
California bank whici led to Its suspension
and Incidentally to the suicide of William C.
Ralston. Mr. Flood's wealth is estimated at
tJU,uoo,uOO. He had been ailing for some
tune and spent considerable time In Heidel
berg, whose waters he was taking.
Can Be Picked I'p Hourly at Indhupoll
Tbe Presidential Party.
Indianapolis, Feb. 22. The party which
will leave here on tbs special train ot tbe
pisident-elect on Moiday afternoon next,
will number about t enty persona Besides
Gen. and Mrs. Harris m there will be Mr.
and Mrs. McKee, th sir two children and
nurse; Mr. and Mrs. Rjssell Harrison: Mrs.
Harrison's sister Mrs. Scott Lord; Private
Secretary Halford; ttenograpber Tibbitts
end wile, and several ipecially invited guests.
It is understood that Mr. W. H. H. Millet
will also be of the par y.
Tbe news from Waihlngtoo to tbe effect
that advices received there make it sate to
say that Congressman Thomas will not be in
tbe new cabinet has had a tendency to
strengthen tbe Swift boom among ' cabinet
gosBipers here. I be i ltuatlon is such. how
ever, that one so disjiosed could pick npa
new cabinet list nouny.
It ia reported that 100 of tbe leading
business men of Deo er will attend the
Inauguration dressed u cowboys. .
Pitott in a Corner.
He Doesn't Help The Times a
HIS STOSI A EATHEB FISHY ONE,
And the Cross-Exainiuatlon Makes It
More So A Letter That He Dldu't Look
for Arrives and Discredit Him Uadly
Parliament Opens tot Business and
the Preliminary Sparring Comes Off
According to Programme.
Lowdox, Feb. 22. The Times-Parnell com
mission has at lost got to the man who fur
nished tbe alleged Parnell and Egan letters
Richard Pigott, whose nnme was so fre
quently referred to during the testimony of
Soamcs and Houston. He first appeared in
tbe witness stand Wednesday, when he swore
that he had been a member of the LRB.,
and that Parnell bad also been a member.
He further swore that Parnell had heard and
assented to talk of assassinating promineut
British statesmen. . Thursday he resumed tbe
stand and told how be got the letters, saying
that he obtained them through Eugene Davis,
whom be visited and told that he want
ed to write a pamphlet on the Land
league and needed documents substan
tiated by signatures. Davis at first refused
to assist Pigott, because the Fenians were
pledged not to interfere with Parnell until a
certain date. Some months later Davis
agreed to give witness certain facts and did
so, and witness took notes of Davis' state
ments. Later he mot a man in Paris named
Murphy, having gone to Paris upou the re
ceipt of a letter from there. Murphy told
witness he had found some letters and wanted
i,000 for thorn, but finally took yOd. Wit
ness then examined the letters Murphy
brought him, and believed the sumatures to
several of them were ParnelPs. tfere hej
identified six Euan and fivn PnrnMl nttm I
which ha"e been produced In court.
Pigott ilid not get the letters when he was
In Paris, ns Murphy told him they oould not
be given up without an order from Ereslin, at
New York, and that witness must go to New
York for the order. Witness went to New
York, bearing a sealed lettr from Slurphv
to Breslin in his pocket He guve the letier
to Breslin. who in tnrn gave him one to Mur
phy, and witness then returned to Paris,
where Murphy, after reading Bnlin's letter,
told witness it wai all riht, but he must sec
other parties yet before he could deliver the
letters. The witness then proceeded.
"Two evenings la ter Murphy took me to a
cafe In the Rue St. Honoro. He roud acted
me to a private room, where five men wore
seated around a table. These men, he said,
represented the Clan-na-GaeL He made me
swear on a Roman Catholic prayer-book that
under no circumstances would " I reveal the
source from which I had obtained the docu
monta I also swore that I would not mo
tion names, and that if any proceedings fol
lowed the publication of the letters I would
He then detailed the story of the purchase
of the letters aud Murphy's offer to yurcha.e
them back again from him. He said that be
met Parnell and Labouchere at the hitter's
house. Parnell there accused him of forgery,
and Labouchere privately offered him l,OU0
if he would confess to forging the letters.
Sir Charles Russell took Pigott in hand
and conducted his cross-examination.
He mode Pigott acknowledge that be had
made a statemnnt declaring his disbelief in
the genninoness of tbe Parnell tetters, but he
denied that he forged them. He also admit
ted that he wroUj to Archbishop Walsh offer
ing to expose the whole conspiracy, but the
archbishop dtulinad to proceed without the
name,of the forger bning disclosed.
The latter Pig.t had written to the arch
bishop was produced. It tells the archbishop
that there Is a conspiracy to destroy the Par
nell party and that he (Pigott) can" point out
how the oonspiracy can be defeated. The
significant part is in the postscript, which
says: "I need hardly add that if I dreamt
that the parties were guilty of the charges I
should not press your grace to shield thorn.
Tbe evidence against them is in appearance
convincing, and probably suSicient to secure
conviction by an English jury."
The letter is dated March 4 1887, but Pigott
declared that it did not refer to the letter
produced In court, but to some other matters:
what they were he could not now remember.
THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.
It Assembles and tbe Leaders Exrhange
London, Feb. ?1 The British parliament
was convened yesterday. The queen's speech
was duly read and refers to the Samoan
question, saying that the conference be
tween the treaty powers on that matter
will reconvene in B-rlin. The armaments
of Europe are so great, she says, that though
England is on good terms with ber neighbors
it behooves her to Increase her means of de
fence as a precautionary measure. Measures
for local government in England. Wales and
Scot and are promised, and the parliament is
assured that the Irish situation is improved.
In the commons Morley (Liberal) gave
notice that he would move an amendment to
tbe queen's address, condemning the admin
istration of the government in Ireland.
Gladstone opened the debate on the addrew
in reply to the speech from the throne. He
hoped for s tisfactory assurances as to tbe
Samoan situation and deprecated tbe prop
osition to Increase the country's armament
In complaining that there was no indication
of legislation acceptable to the Irihb people
he said that the government had rendered an
elaborate Irish debate inevitable by inserting
a sentence In tbe address implying approval
of their Irish policy, which was totally at
variance with the views of the opposition.
Smith, the government loader, declared
that the government was quite ready to meet
Gladstone's challenge. She Samoan papers
were being prepared, but as yet the govern
ment could express no decisive opinion on the
Fergusson, under foreign sncretary, stated
that Chamberlain's mission to America had
not resulted in failure. On the contrary, the
understanding reached through his efforts had
operated so well that no English or Ameri
can vessels had been seized since It went into
fore. The Sackvilse incident bad not dis
turbed tbe friendly relations between Eng
land the United States.
In tbe lords Salisbury, referring to Irish
affairs, declared that the people of Ireland
were finally becoming alive to the insincerity
of tbe men by whom they bad suffered them
selves to be led In agitation. He character
ized the O'Brien end similar agitation as a
great stage play, enacted for the purpose of
catching a lew votes. Referring to Samoa
he said it was a great mistake to suppose that
there was ever any intention of seizing the
Tlrnnl Patches Cp a Cabinet. .
Pasxh, Keli. 22. At tne request of Presi
dent Carnot, M. Tirard has succeeded in
forming a cabinet as follows: M. Tirard,
premier and minister of commerce ; M. Con-
stons. minister of the Interior; M. Rouvier,
minister of finance; M. Thevenot minister of
justice; M. Falliuree, minister of education;
M. Faye, minister of agriculture; M. Gues
guyot, minister of public works; M. Frey
cinet, minister of var; Admiral Jaures,
minister ot marine; hi De Courcet, minister
of foreign affairs.
Another Irish M. P. In JatL
Dcbxin, Feb, 22. James Cnrew, noma
Rule member of parliament, was arrested in
Scotland the other day for vlolution of tbe
crimes act Upon his arrival at htilkeauy
yesterday a riot took place, which was quelled
by the police. Carew was then arraigned
and sentenced to four months' Imprisonment
without hard labor. He declined to make any
appeal from tbe sentence.
England and Russia Growing Friendly.
London, Feb. - &. The presence of tbe
cxar at tbe ball given by Sir Robert Morier
at the British embassy at St Petersburg has
excited a great deal of. harsh comment in
Berlin and Vienna. The Russian press, how
ever, are now niuoh inclined to favor Eng
land and tbe relations between the northern
empire and Great Britain are growing more
State 'vs. Governor.
The Remarkable Case of Crim
inal Libel in Iowa.
A GEEAT GROTUT) IN ATTENDANCE
To Hear the Evidence Against Gov. tr
rabee Tonng Tnrney'a Attorney tbe
. First Witness II Relates gome Inter
esting Interviews with the Execattvea
and Charges Him with Making Haste
Very Slowly The Jury.
Dm Moines, la., Feb. 22. When Judge
Conrad called the case of the "State against
Wiiliam Larrabee" yesterday morning at tt
o'clock the court-rojm was crowded. Prose
cutor Ma comber moved that the state be al
lowed to bring In additional witnesses, Includ
ing tbe executive council, Private Secretary
Hoes field, and others. Tbe governor's coun
sel stated that it would not be necessary, as
all the records of the office on the Turney
case would be produced. So the motion was
not allowed. The work of impaneling a Jury
then began, and consumed the entire fore
noon. Of the twelve finally selected, two are
colored, one having been an attache of the
state house and at present the governor's bar
ber. Tbe taking of testimony began at
the afternoon session after tbe law
yers had finished their statements
of the case to the Jury. A. Denman
was the first witness sworn. He is a young
attorney, and has been active in assisting
Mrs. Turney in obtaining a pardon for her
son. Befoi-o his testimony begau Attorney
"Bishop offered to enter an admission as to tbe
printing, publishing and circulation of tbe
circular containing the matter alleged to be
libelous. Prosecutor Macomber was willing
to receive this as far as it would go, but went
ou to examine Denman, who testified that he
knew tho governor; that he was engaged as
attorney to obtain Turnev's p-irdon;that he
had called on the goverw and asked him for
"a copy of that libelous pamphlet" be was
circulating. The governor did not seem to
undei-sland what he meant, and bo de
sribed it, and the governor gave him a copy.
He bld the governor it was iiivlou-t, and the
governor wnid, "Prove it." He told tbe gov
ernor he was offending against lotli the state
and federal laws, he governor told him he
bad better look out or he would get into
Denman testified that the governor told him
he must expect no more courtesies from
that office. Ho told the governor that he
asked no courtesies; that be came to him as
an enemy. He bad frequently talked to the
governor about Turney, but could not recall
tliat they had talked about Mrs. Turney. He
presented a formal argument to the governor
the first week In September, l&B, for tbe
pardon of Turney.
"What did the governor say about the Tur
ney case then f
"I presented my argument and asked for
an oral hearing. He said he had not the time.
That was all that was said then. I came
in again during the state fair and he again
refused to bear me, saying that he had sent
my argument to D. A. Wynkoop, the Jack
son county attorney wbo defended Turney at
the trial, and that he would send for me
when he wanted to hear me, which would be
eooa I called again aud again, and always
received the same answer. About Nov. 6 I
asked him if he had heard from Wynkoop. He
said not, but would write him. This was
about the third time he gave th's answer. I
told him there Was one thing that I must
firmly protest against, and that was his say
ing to people that Turney had threatened the
Uves of Jackson county people if released. I
told himthul was very improper; that the
thing for him to say was simply that he had
tbe case under advisement He said that
perhaps he knew more about the case than I
did. I sent him a letter in which I demanded
that be set a time beyond which Wynkoop
could not delay answering without default
I got in reply two or three lines from the
governor, which I will furnish. He made
no answer to my motion about Wynkoop. I
called and asked him to set a time. He said
he could not do it I told him that was
giving Wynkoop an advantage br his owa
default I asked him two or three time to
sot a time, and be would not set any data At
this same time I asked to see his book. In
which he entered up documents that were
filed with him. I told him that I understood
that they were erroneously entered. He re
fused to give it, saying It was a private book
of his own. I filed an argument in
the shape of a Utter, but in pre
vious conversation the governor told me
that one reason why he did not hear me was
that my argument had been sent to Wyn
koop. I ollered to produce a duplicate, but
he showed no desire to see it I told him that
my letter "exhibit C," simply contained an
answer to the statement made by him to
others. He afterward a-tked me why I had
not given him the duplicate, and I told him 1
did not propose to do anything of the kind;
that be had shown no desire to see tt or know
its contents. When I asked him if I could
ever see the files he always answered, "Not
On cross-examination Dnnian said that
the governor told him that be believed Tur
ney guilty; that Tuney had confessed his
guilt to him. The governor hnd never told
Denman to get a statement from Turney.
Turney sent the witness a statement The
witness continued: "I corrected it I, dont
know where it is now. I think I last saw It
in Mrs. Tumey's hands. It may bava been
destroyed. 1 wrote the statement aud sent it
to Chester Turuey to put in his own hand
writing and send it to the governor. I am
sure that Turney did not exactly copy ft. He
sent tbe copy to his mother end one to the
governor. I told him to copv it if be could.
or as nearly as he could. Mrs. Turuey has
the copy. I had nothing to do with its pub
lication, tut advised against it '
Denman was still ou the stand at adjourn
ment i or iue aay.
They Most Hang, After All.
ST. Paul, Feb 22. After a trial almost
unparalleled in this state for its length, and
after numerous appeals have been heard and
a final appeal to the governor of the state,
the flat went forth yesterday that Tim Bar
rett and Pete Barrett, the young men wbo
killed the street-car driver Tollefson In Mln
nee polis almost a year ago, must hang for
their crime. Sheriff Ege, of Minneapolis,
was officially notified yesterday afternoon by
Governor Merriam that the date decided
upou for the double hanging Is Maixh 23.
The Hartford Hotel Horror.
Habtfobd, Conn., Feb. 22. The regietor
of the hotel In use at tbe time of tbe explo
sion has been found. Lndar the date of Sun
day seven names are entered, all of whom, the
day clerk states, left before night The next
leaf is burned out The day clerk thinks it is
certain taat there were not more than thirty
eisrht persons m tbe hotel that uttrht. Includ
ing everybody, and it is now considered
beyond question that all have been accounted
The President's Agreement "Goes."
Chicago, Feb. 22. The railway presidentx
met yesterday end contrary to expectation!
concluded to organise tbe Inter-State Rail
way association with those railways whicb
would go in. The Wisconsin Central deter
mined to sign tfnd this left only four roads
out of tbe twenty-two whicb were thought
necessary. The agreement was formally
adopted by tbe other eighteen roads.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washisoto Citt, Feb. JO. The Indication!
tor thirty-six hours from e p. m. yesterday arc
as follows: For Iowa Snow, colder weather;
high, northwesterly winds. For Indiana and
Illinois Fair; much colder weather: high,
northwesterly winds. For Michigan und Wis
consin Snow; much colder weather; high.
The Germans and Samoa.
, London, Feb. 2 The Standard's Berlin
correspondent believes that a change is to be
made in German y'e reuresenta tion in Samoa
and that fresh instruotious will be sent to
uenuu officials tn that quarter.
Tkt southern California hotels are well
filled with eutera gueau. . . ; . " .
THE TARIFF REFORMERS ADJOURN.
A Committee on Propaganda Appointed
8peeh by Rev. Hngh O. Pentecost.
Chicago, Feb. 21 Among the missing
ones at the tariff reform convention yesterday
were Henry George aud Thomas G. Shear
man, who went home to New York Wednes
day night, and when Chairman Morton called
the convention to order there were about 200
people present A resolution, was adopted
providing for a committee of nine on perma
nent organization and propaganda, and an
other Indorsing President Cleveland's "manly
and statesmanlike course" In making tariS
reform an issue before the people. Several
addresses were made In opposition to the
principle of protection, and adjournment wai
taken for dinner.
At tbe afternoon session George J. Brine,
of tbe Chicago board of trade, spoke at
length upon the Influence of restriction by
foreign and domestic legislation upon tbi
agricultural interests of the country. Hi
emphasized the importance of foreign outlets,
and alluding to the embargo placed upon
meat products by various European govern
ments said that this country could not very
well ask them to abandon their policy a
long as its own doors were closed to them.
Should Great Britain adopt the policy of pro
tection by way of retaliation the farmers of
this country would be ruined in short order.
The convention approved as the member!
of the permaneut committee on organization
and propaganda, Horace White, of Th
New York Evening Post; Hon. David A.
Wells, of Connecticut; ex-Governor J. Ster
ling Morton, of Nebraska; Hon. Eugeu
Wilson, of Minnesota: Franklin MacVeigb,
of Illinois; Hon, J. Q. Smith, of Ohio; Byron
Stout, of Michigan; E. W. Judd, of Mas
sacbu etts, and Sam E. Morse, of Indiana.
This committee was instructed to issue litera
ture Bjwially addressed to farmers upon th
tariff question, and to give it the widest, cir
culation in the agricultural districts, aud was
also authorized to call unother convention at
Mrs. Marion Todd, of Michigan, represent
ing the Women's Reform league, spok
briefly. She denounced Senator Sherman'i
position on the Chinese question aud his ad
vocacy of the bill for encouraging emigra
tion, and said that although he did not get
what be wanted the presldoncy the peoplp
nad just aixHit as good a one now.
Rev. Hugh O. Pentecost, of Brooklyn,
who was the concluding speaker, made the
most eloquent address of tbe entire conven
tion. He said that although the single-tax
men, or free traders, had not hnd things alto
gether thoir own way, they wouid return
home without heart burnings aud ready to
work hand in hand with the revenue reform
ers, "to down tbe devil of protection." The
tariff, he said, was but a superstition, a fetich.
In olden times, when a man defied a fetich.
and was not instantly struck dead, it was
taken as an indication that its power vra
gone, urover Cleveland had bowed down in
a measure to the fetich of protection when he
said that we must retain some portions of the
protective tariff; but at tie same time
he had the courage to walk into tbs
temple before the worshipers and
slap tbe fetich In the face. Loud
ana prolonged applause. Although not
stricken dead, he was defeated by tbe fetich
worshipers. At tbe same time, if anrbodv
thought he was dead politically they were
greatly uastaken. (Renewal applause. This
convention bad added a kick to tbe slap, and
if the Tariff Reform league, taking courage,
would intrench its doctrines in the miuds of
the people we would soon realize that Cleve
land's slap was the beginning of the end.
With this speech the convention came to a
close. At night a majority of the delegates
attended a banquet at tbe Palmer hou at
which J. Sterling Morton, Rev. Dr. Punte
cost, Eugene Wilson and R. R. Bowker (of
New York) responded to toasts.
The State Legislature.
I.ndianapolis, Feb 21 Tbe house yester
day defeated the bill fixing the salarie of all
county officers and compelling the jiayment
of fees to the state. Kennedy's bill authoriz
ing the state officers to negotiate a loan of
3,y05,000 to refund the present debt at a
lower rate of interest and to y off two or
three series of scIkxjI bonds was passed by the
senate. Keith's bill ap propria tinjt i-lS.",.U0C
to compete and furnish the additional hos
pital for the insane also passed. The supreme
court commission bill is awaiting the gov
ernor's signature. It is understood that he
will veto it on the ground that it is uncon
stitutional. Madison, Wis., Feb. 22. In the senate a
bill to legalize secular business ' transacted on
Sunday by religious organizations was killed
yesterday. In the assembly a bill was killed
which provided that a person once convicted
of violating tbe excise law should forfeit his
license aud never be able to obtain another.
Both houses adjourned until Monday even
HORSEFLESH COMES HIGH.
Bat It Sr.-ttis Tlutt Some People Motl
Uv It. Regardless.
Lot isviLLE, Ky , Feb. 2i Big prices
were realized yesterday at Woodward's horse
sale and the highest price ever paid for a
horse in this country was given for tbe cele
brated Bell Boy, the figure being $51,CMX
Nine other horses brought an aggregate ot
113,130. Bell Boy was sold jointly to Mr.
Clark and G. H. Hopper, Uniooville, Ohio,
and bis destination is tbe stud of Genesee
Valley farm, Ejnira, X. Y. After purcha
ing Blue Grass Htunbletonian for Jo.SSO Mr.
Madden sold hin for $10,OUO to E. P. Neil,
Bowling Green, Ky. Thomas Bros., at
North Middleton, Ky., sold to W. A. Russell,
of Bo6tou, Mass., I be 4-year-old stallion Edge
mark C--1V by Victor vuu Bwmarek, dam bj
Edgewater, for f lli.otw.
Chicago. Feb. 2L
rouowtnK were the Quotations on th
board of trade to-day: Wheat No. 3 March,
opened , closed Sl.WTSfr M a v, opened l.ti4,
closed $l.m. July, opened vftc, closed
Corn .o. i March, opened M!4c
cl'Med 34i4-98c; April, opened :H?4-, clobed
; May, opened gc, closed Xi". Uats
ft March, opened , closed SBJfto: Mav.
opened Kc, closed ST; June, opened aud
closed I'ork aiarch. opoued , closrd
ll.U6; Alay. opened fcll.oT, closed $11.&I5
June, opened and ciosed fcU.3a Lard -March,
ujienoa b.iu, cloeeu (t.,z.
The Union stock yrd reports the following
prices: Hoars Market pned moderately
active; light grades firm; other lots weak and
prices about steady, light ura.les. 4.i,4.6.
rouifh packing. S4.40ifH.45: mixed lots. Jl-OC
(dt.no; neavy parkin and hipiinx lots. 4 4o
Cattle Market slow: values weak:
beeves. 33.M&I.B0; bulk. S-iMi.VK Mockers
and feeders. Si.4o33.40; cows, f l.TjdtS.lU
Sheep Steady; muttons, i-i.'-nw. iambs,
$4."46.&0; coru-fod western, Jl.&t.T-'H.
Produce: Huiier fancy KIkiu creamery,
2782 per lb.: fancy dairy, lu,17c: packing
Block, lOulOHc. Eggs Strictly lresh laid, 13H
&l4c; ice-house stock 10c. Dressed
poultry Chickens, TigUc per pound; turkeys.
lu&Uo; ducks. lUloc. ireese, gti.rxs'.uu per
doz. Potatoes Choice Burbanks. SJB22A; per
hu.; Beauty of Hebron.atlaASc: liarly Uoso, SSo.;
sweet potatoes, )sSSo per Lu. Apples
Choice Kreeaiax-i, i-4Ul.eu per bbl. Cran
Uernes d.0U(&4.lW per bol.
Naw York. Feb. a.
WheatJ-Irreguiar: No. 1 red state. J1.08;
No. t do. ll.Ooifc No. 2 red winter April, $L00;
do May, SI.U1H bid; do J una, I0.01H bid. Cora
Steady; No. I mixed cash, 0io: do Febru
ary, 44o; do March, 4fc; do April. -,Hc;
do May, 4aJc. Oats Steady; No. 1 white
state, 3Uc; No. do, Hl No. 2 mixed February,
9io; do March, iuc; do May, 32a, Ke
Dull, barley Nominal. Pork -Quiet; new
mess. fl3.5uaU!.r&. Lard-Quiet; April, $T.14;
May and June, VI. li.
Live Stock; Cattle Nomarkct; dressed beef,
unchanged; native sides, 6&7o per lb; to-day's
Liverpool cable puotee American refrigerator
beef steady at So per . Sheep and Lambs
Market exceeding dull, closed weak and lower;
sheep, J3.00di5.7U V luo fes; lambs, ao&i'.
Hogs -Firmer feeling; nominal value, J5.15
Detroit. Mich., Feb. CL
Wheat No. 1 white cash, $1.08; No.
red cash, f 1.01H; March, 1.(& May. fl.ot!;
July, Corn No. it oash, ad)c; May. .
OaM-No. st, tofta; No. white, afta.
ay Upland prairte,
Bay-Ttmouiy new $7B.OO.
Hsy-WUd, J6,U0$ Jj. -. ,
Ritetoes ll3a8c. . :. - -.-
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any bonr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avenue.
JOHN VOLK 4 CO.,
MANC F ACTVnnKS OF
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wool
Work for Builders.
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenae,
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., Koek Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts.
ITf Goods delivered to soy par! of the elty fr of chargo.
J. JVT. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAHUFACTUMl 0 ClACXIll AHD BiftCVITS.
Ask your Grocer for then. Tbey are best.
sapelltls: TbtChrirty "OTSTIB" s4 taa Ohrlsty "Wim."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Pitting,
Kn wlea Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
rVrought, Cat and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Brass Goods of erery iescripUo
Rnbbef Hose and Packing of all i inda, Drain Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Offlre aid 8hop No. 217 Eighteenth St.. ROCK ISLAirD. IU.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STDDIO,
and hrr aoms of tha latest Boraltiaa ot tha smsob.
V HAKELIEH, Proprietor and Aruat.
No. 1722, 8econd ave., Gayford'a old studio, pver McCabe'a.
Third Ave., Rock Island.
Iron Fire Place.
Something Xew and Virtual!
The Aldine is oonstrucuM on ( ice
tiflc principles. Unlike sny oil,i-t tri-.
it hue a return draft; this in?tir
and perfect combustion. ec nemv M.
perfect ventilation, distribution d ii-nt
hnd ('qunlisttion of temper' ure !i'm
floor io ciillns. Burns bard or soft
od, aud bus fivo times the Lontipir
pftoiit of nny ( thrr prate on the marktt
Call or eimninc or send for cirruU
giving full information;
DAVIS & CAMP. Ageow,
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
k Jeweleiy, Clocks
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second .-.venue.
COMPLETE IN ALL
fer catalogues address
J. O. DUNCAN,
Dnun t. Io-