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THE ROCK AKGrTTB. FRIDAY MARCH 1, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
FBI DAT, MARCV 1, IH9.
Hire's consistency with a vengeance,
W. S. Hammaker, postmaster at Findlay,
Ohio, has Rent in bis resignation declar
ing that be will not bold office under Har
rison. The place pays $2,500 a year.
It is Dow practically established that
the republicans will hare but five major
ity In the next house. This Is all the
"mailed band" succeeded in keeping its
grip on, as the decision in the West Vir
ginia cases is almost certain to be In favor
of tbe democrats. The organization of
the bouse with a majority of this 6lze will
not be an easy task, or one that can be
accomplished rapidly, especially in view
of the large number of contested election
cases that will come up at the beginning
To those croakers who aro predicting
the decay of tbe democratic party, the
following figures may be commended:
The democratic vote list November was
5.637,807; Cleveland's plurality was 91.
780. Four years ao it was 62.683. The
democratic vote was 620,880 larger in 1688
than in 1S84. Ten states gave larger
democratic pluralities in 1838 than it 1834
Tbe democratic - vote increased 32,000
more in the four years than the repulican
vote. These figures show that the party
is very much alive.
Tex greater part of the most pro mi
cent men of Mr. Cleveland's administra
tion will go to New York city to live.
Mr. Cleveland will go there to practice
law. Secretary Fairchild will become
the president of a financial corporation
there, and Col. Lamont is to be preni
dent of a street railway company in
which Secretary Whitney, who has a
home in New York, is largely interested.
In addition to these tbtre is a rumor that
Postmaster General Dickinson is to hang
out a law shiDgle in tbe same city and it
is barely possible that Attorney General
Garland will be bis partner.
What's the matter with Dan Lamont?
asks the Springfield RegiiUr. When, on
Tuesday last, the deficiency appropria
tion bill was under consideration in the
house, Mr. Savers, of Texas, read a letter
which Mr Scott, of Pennsylvania, re
ceived from Col. Lamont, stating tbat
when be accepted tbe position of private
secretary to tbe president be bad a full
knowledge of tbe pay attached to it. lie
preferred not to be tbe brnefieiary of re
troactive legislation, and be, therefore,
asked that the committee recede from its
amendment appropriating $6,000 for bis
benefit. Mr. Bayers as Red leave to strike
out tbe amendment, end it was eliminat
ed. If Lamont were a republican, be
would be regtrded as a fit subject for a
commitiion de lunneticu. But be is a dem
ocrat, bence bis sanity is not questioned
The latest feirale vice is intoxication
by naphtha, says a Boston letter to the
Albany Argut. It is not drank. Tbe
fumes of It are simply inhaled inducing,
ao the inebriates say, a particularly
agreeable exhilaration. Not even hash
eesh, it is understood, begets more fas
cinating dreams or more gorgeous visions
of splendor. Tbe girls In tbe rubber fc
tories, of which tbere are a great number
in Boston and its neighborhood, are
greatly addicted to this novel form of
drunkenness. In such establishments
naphtha is used in enormous quantities
to cleanse tbe rubber, being kept in big
boilers closed against the air. To tbe
valves of these boilers tbe young women
employes readily obtain access and
breathe the exhalation therefrom, some
unlucky accident having betrayed to a
chance experimenter tbe abominable se
cret. The notion is said to have been
brought originally from Germany by im
migrant laborers in petticoats. It is said
that an overdose of naphtha fumes brings
on hysterical convulsions and other un
pleasant symptoms, and that tbe habit,
long continued, causes a swelling of the
face and other parts of tbe body, with
dropsy to follow and sometimes epilepsy.
Springfield, Ills., March l.Tba senate
yesterday confirmed Governor Fifer's nomi
nations for railway commissioners and prison
directors. The bill to pension city firemen
was advanced to enjrrowment, and bills wen
introduced: prohibiting iliKcriinination in life
insurance: requiring the tctichinz in the pub
lic schools of the efTectsof intoxicants on the
humiin system, and repealing the act by
which the Illinois & Michigan canal wit
ceded to the United States. The bill to pro
tect county clerks from punishment for iasu-
lng marriage licenses to minors, who secure
the snroe by fraud, was sent to third reading,
as was the till rcjulaunc telephone rentals.
The senate then adjourned. The house passed
resolutions Ueplomig the death of H(ua.
John 8. Lee, of Peoria, who was
formerly a member of tbe locrislature.
The appointment of a joint committee tc
consider tbe question of representation in the
anti-beef combine convention was concurred
in. The local option people then secured the
committal of Allen's local option bill to the
committee ou county and township organiza
tion, which committee is favorable to such
legislation, it is believed. Bills wore intro
duced; Kequiring express companies to pay
a lax or per cent, on tiieu- grow receipts
appropriating 130,000 to repair tbe Lincoln
monument; to protect discharged employe
from blacklisting; providing for a state
board of agriculture of twenty-one members,
one from each congressional district. The
vote against the bill to authorize cities,
towns, and villages to use funds from liquor
license in support of Uih schools was recow
siderwi and the bill passed by,a bare majority.
Stats o Ohio. Citt of Toledo,
Lucas Coupjtt, B. S. J
Fbakk J. Cbbmxt makes oath tbat be
is tbe senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Chxhxt & Co., doing buriness in tbe
city of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and tbat said firm will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh tbat cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Ccu. FRANK J. CHENEY.
'Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this Oib day of December,
A. D , '86. A, W. GLEASGN,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acta directly upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of tbe system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
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GTSold by druggists, 75c.
The light brigade Tbe gas companies.
Latest Slate Presented by the
NEW YOKE NOT YET ON THE LIST.
Piatt and Miller Both In the Itroth anil the
Great Seward's Son Looming; t p as a Com
promiseAnother Day of Conference
with the Leader Inauguration Gossip
Cleveland's Talk to a Herald Correspon
dent Republican League Convention
Washington Citv, March l. There was
very little break in the line of callers on the
president-elect yesterday. They began coin
ing early, and it was kept up until late. Mont
of the visitors called simply to "psy their re
spects," but a number bml important busineas
to look after. How far they advanced their
business is not kuowu, but it is safe to say
that tbey didn't all get w hat they wanted.
Among the callers Illinois, Wisconsin, Kan
sas, aud Michigan were well represented. Ex-
Secretary McCullocb, ex-Secretary Boutwell,
ex-Senator Ferry, Mr. Justice Harlan, ex-
Minister Schenck, and Representative Me
Klnley were each accorded a secial audi
encce. So was George W. Childs.
About 1 o'clock Gen. Harrison stepped
down stairs and went off for a walk. He
returned in alout half an hour and then
callers were again freely admitted. They
came in a steady stream, both gentlemen and
ladies, some to see the general und some to
see Mrs. Harrison. Among those who called
in the afternoon were Bishops Newman and
Paret, John M. Francis (formerly minister to
Porttigali, ex-Governor Ordway, and Chief
Justice Fuller. Congressmen Boacer, Dalzell
and Bound, from Pennsylvania, and a num
ber of othpr representatives from various
states strayed in during the afternoon and
shook hands with the presMent-elect. Quite
a number of prominent New York city Re
publicans also called and jaid their respects.
Among these were noticed Cornelius .
Bliss,' Van Itennsellaer Cruder, Mil wood E.
Thorne, John 11. Hall, Elihu Root, Elliott
F. Shopard, and C. C. Shayne.
Private Secretary Hnlford was very busy
down-stairs scrutinizing the cards of callers
and attendiu; to corresrx mdenco. About 1
o'clock, the hour fixed for seeing newspaper
men, a dozen or more of thorn culled to st
bim. He had but little information to im
part, and when asked by one of them for a
complete and correctyl list of ( Jen. Harri
son's cabinet ofliorrs, Rood-nnturodly ex
pressed regret ut bis inability to furniih it.
At , IV:S0 Geo. Harrison, in company with
W. H. II. Miller, tKk a short walk theses
ond of the. day. He returned to dine, with
the members of his party and passed the
evening iu receiving visitors with whom sje
cial upHintineuU had boeu made.
At '.::) Mr. and Mrs. Russell Harrison and
Mrs. McKeo drove to the White House and
had a brief interview with the president und
The notable development of the dav in the
way of cabinet gossip is the entire . ukj.-. lie
ment of the New York contingent. It U i.mdly
proclaimed that Piatt and Miller are out of
the rare. Early lust evening William II.
Seward, i. son of the famous fcieward, began
to take the position of the compromise candi
date for cabinet honors for the Empire state.
Piatt and Miller men admitted that their fa
vorites were distanced, and a majority snomed
to lie in favor of Seward. The consensus of
opinion in the Arlington hotel lobby at 11
o'clock last night indicated that the cnbinet
would surely contain Blaine, Wanamaker, No
ble, Windom, and Palmer. Friends of Governor
Rusk have been making Strang efforts in his
behalf, but Senator Palmer's position is
looked upon as too secure for disludcment.
Tbe name of Whitelaw Reid was vaguely
suggesteu as a sop to 3ew York, but the Re
publican editor was not held in great favor
by the politicians.
At lO:.S0 Senators Spoouer and Sawyer en
tered the hotel office and were immediately
shown to Gen. Harrison's parlor. The call
was looked upon as significant for Governor
The statement that ex-Secretary Windom
bad admitted that he bad accepted a rt
folio is denied on the ground tliat ho is too
familiar with tbe etiquette of a possible
cabinet officer to betray official secrets.
A TALK WITH CLEVELAND.
The Out-Going Executive Expresses His
Views on Matters of Interest.
Nxw York. March 1. The Herald Wash
ington correspondent telegraphs that he has
had a long and interesting talk with Tresi
dent Cleveland. The president, be says, ex
pressed iu unmistakable terms his sense, of
personal relief iu view of his relesse from the
cares and anxieties of office. He is not un
grateful by any means for the high honor
which was conferred upon him four years
ago, and dnclures that no man could bo in
different to such an expression of confidence
on the part of American citizens. The cor
respondent led the conversation to subjects
bearing upon the question of the future pros
pects of the republic and says that the presi
dent with the utmost frankness said:
"I am a Democrat, with all the word im
plies. I am, moreover, an intense Democrat,
in that I believe that tbe true principles of the
Democratic party are essential to the well
being of this country. During the war tbe
Republican party bad supreme and unques
tioned control of public policy. No one will
question tho service it rendered at that time,
but the rank and file of the army was com
posed largely of Democrats. Tbe general"
who won renown were also many of them
Democrats. While tbere were among the
Republicans a small minority of hot-beads,
who found fault with the Lincoln administra
tion, and among the Democrats an -qual
number of fossils, whose timidity was a na
tional misfortune, the great bulk of the peo
ple from east to west, without respect to party
affiliations, were solidly patriotic and ready
for any necessary amount of sacrifice for the
preservation of our institutions. It is folly
to claim tbat tbe war was fought by either
Republicans or Democrats; it was foujht by
tbe American citizens of tbe north."
"But it is plain," he said with great serious
ness, "that under Republican administrations
there has been given a fresh and dangerous
Impetus to monopolies, trusts) and combines.
Immense fortunes have . been accumulated,
unknown in tbe days of our fathers. They
area peculiarity of post-bellum times, and
the control which they arbitrarily exercise
over tbe cost of existence is a direct menace
to tbe welfare of tbe workingmen and of our
Mr. Cleveland hesitated before discussing
tbe race question in the south, because, as
he said, it is tbe most delicate subject now
before the people. While he believes that
manifest wrongs, either to whites or blacks,
should not be tolerated, be has by no means
lost confidence in the fair-minded average
public opinion of the south to do the best
which the circumstances allow. They know
the situation in ad lta Dealings, and to dis
trust their ability to deal with It is to dis
trust their sincerity and fairness.
Tbe correspondent in conclusion says tbat
the president "is in no wise disturbed by the
fortunes of political warfare which have be
fallen him. He is downright good-natured
over bis defeat He bos no fear tbat the
Democratic policy of an adjustment of the
tariff to tbe wants aud circumstances of the
people will not ultimately commend iteelf to
tbe American people,aud says tbere need be no
fear that they will fail to attach themselves
to tbe party which consistently and housstly
offers them relief."
NOTES ABOUT INAUGURATION.
Offer of the Use of a Historic Bible The
start from WUlarU's.
" "Wahihhoto. Citt, March 1. Mr. Clar
ence Winthrop Bowen, of New York, has
obtained for use on the occasion of the New
York centennial Lxl April next the Bible upon
which George Washington took the oath of
office as president of the United States.
Through his fatherMr. Henry C. Bowen
Mr. Clarence Bowen has tendered to Presi
dent-elect Harrison tbe use of this Bible on
the occasion of bis inauguration on Mon
day next, but Private Secretary Hal
ford said to i representative "of tbe
United Press las; night that it 'bad been
practically settle 1 that tbe Bible on which
. Geu. Harrison wculd take the inaugural oath
would bo tbe family Bible brought from In
Both the retirir g and incoming presidents
will start to tbe c ipitol on inauguration day
from Willnrd's hotel, meeting in and leaving
from parlors 13 and 14 on tbe corner of Penn
sylvania aveuue and Fourteenth street These
apartments have ljeen used for that purpose,
except on two or three occasions, for every
inauguration sinco that of Andrew Jackson,
so that they have becoms almost historic in
President Cleveland and Gen. Harrison
have agreed on ttu following programme for
inauguration day : After the ceremonies at
the capitol the ex-president will return to the
executive mansion with tho presidont-. After
the serving of ligl t refreshments, which will
occupy but a few ninutas, and to which no
guests will be invited, Mr. Cleveland will
take leave of President Harrison and drive
to the residence oi Secretary Fairchild, and
President Harriso:i will proceed to the re
viewing stand Jn front of the White House
and review tbe imtugural procession.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland will not bo present
at the inaugural bill. They will go to New
York on Tuesday ?r Wednesday.
REPUBLICAN LEAGUE MEETING.
The National Bo ly In Convention at Ual
timore First Dny's Work.
Baltimore, M1, March 1. Tbe conven
tion of tho Natioi al Republican league met
here yesterday with about 20.) delegates pres
ent and President Foster in the chair. Among
the decorations w.-re gonfalons bearing the
coats-of-arms of the st-itcs, four new ones
making their apj earnuce for the first time
and representing North and South Dakota,
Montana, and ashington. There was a
large gathering o' lookers-on, the galleries
and boxes being fiiled.
The meeting wa 4 called to order at 12:85,
Presidont Foster btating that tbe purpose of
the convention wa-, to provide for continuing
the work of tbe league, to which be paid a
high compliment lor its ellicieiicy in tbe last
campaign. Ho said that at tbe bead of tbe in
augural procession next Monday would "oe
carried a buuner bearing tho crest of the
league, und state 1 that its strength had
grown from 400 cl lbs in December, 187, to
4.C00 clubs now. An allusion to Blaino was
greeted with euthusiatic cheers.
The roll was colled and as the delegntes
from North and South Dakota, Washington
and Montana answered to their names each
was loudly npplau led. Tbe usual commit
tees were then app tinted and the preliminary
work disposed of and the conventiou ad
journed for the da;.-.
At a ninss-meetii g held last night Hon. J.
N. Thurston made the principal speech. Ht
scorned the assert! n made nt tho free trade
league meeting in Chicago that they had the
right to bay whire thev could buv tbe
cheapest. It wns t ot riht to buy the pro
duct or American labor unless they pay a
fair price for it The problem was bow can
we get the nit money to buy what we want.
Certiorates to tbe If turn-rat.
Charleston, W Va., March 1. Yesterdaj
Governor Wilson issued certificates of olectioc
to J. D. Alderson, .if the Third congressional
district, ami J. M. Jackson, of the Fourth.
These gentlemen are Democrats. The face ol
the returns iu both instances gave the seats U
the Republicans, a id they will contest Th
result in Aldera-i's case was obtained bj
throwing out tbeote of Kauawha county,
where McGinniss had l,3t0 plurality, ami
that in Jnrksons'-i case by reading, in tht
written-out return from Pleasants county,
the letters "two" as "twelve" instead of "two.
Grand Rapids. Mich., Man-h 1. The
Democratic state convention met here yes
tarrinv and TinminKtad th fr,11r,u-fr,r. ti.,L-.t
Judge Thomas R. Sherwood, of Kalamazoo.
was nomuiateu ur justice ot the suprtsrat
court, and John Ijiwmnna nf tliiu ..ittr
and William J. Duley, of Mount Clements'
lor regents ol the state university. Georgi
O. Curtiss. colorec. of Berrien rountv. w
one of the vice presidents of tbe convention,
ancl was applauded when be stepjied upon tht
Not Anxious to Make Hay.
Findlay, O., March l.-?The postmaster
Of this city, W. S. Hamaker, last night for
warded bis resignation of the office to Wash
ington, the same tc- take effect on and af tei
March 4. This was done in accordance with
a declaration made by the postmaster imme
diately after the election of Harrison, that ht
would not serve u ider the new administra
tion. The office pa ys C2.5UU, and the commit
sion has fifteen months yet to run.
Springfield, Ills., March 1. The Prohibi
tionists of this state held a conference ben
yesterday aud paed resolutions declaring
loyalty to tbe Indianapolis platform; favor
ing an aggressive' campaign, and advocating
special zeal in the dissemination of Probibi
Threw His Wlte Out of the Window.
New York, March 1. Thomas Ryan, ol
1653 North Second street, Brooklyn, found e
man in his room last evening with Mrs.
Ryan, and in a ra;e seized tbe woman and
threw her out of he second story window.
She full on the pavement and ber skull wa;
fractured. She will die. Ryan was drunk
end had beaten his wife before throwing hei
out of the window
The Clark Murder Case at Chicago.
Chicaoo. March 1. The coroner's jury in
tbe Clark inquest returned a verdict yester
day recommending the discharge of Mr. and
Mrs. Smith, and finding that the murder wat
comitted by party or parties unknown.
The St. itorfx Disaster.
8t. George, Ont, March 1. All tht
wounded of the disaster here Wednesday
evening are doing well and will probabl . re
cover. i jers are no further injured or dead
THE STATU LEGISLATURES.
Latest from ttie HiKwier Capital The
Other Ahh. mblies.
Indianapolis, March 1. The house of rep
resentatives, by a party vote of 54 to 41, yes
terday passed a resolution imposing a fine of
$150 and supengio i for twelve days on Rep
resentative Li nek lor his assault upon Repre
sentative Wiilard Wednesday. Linck's sus
pension covers the remainder of the term and
amounts practicoll. to expulsion. He mudt
a speech iu bis own defense, docluring that he
had struck Wiilard in a moment of piission
and was sorry for it, and had personally
apologized, but tht majority was inexorable.
His flue will Just i.bout cover the balance
due bim by tho sta'e.
Bills were passed appropriating $50,000 to
pay tbe delicioncy isiused by the defalcation
of the southern risou warden; increasing
the homestead exemption to tl,H00, and re
ducing ttfa interest on school fund loans to
Just after tbe ser nte adjourned last even
ing and before all the Republicans liad left
the chamber, the Democrats took possession,
called the body to t rder, and ducted Senator
Burke, of Clark, p -esident pro tcm. The act
has created a good deal of feeling.
The Republican members of the house and
senate held a joint caucus last night and con
sidered the matter jf resigning, but tho cau
cus anally adjourn ed without a conclusion.
Nearly all present were in favor of stepping
out at once, but Jc bn C. New and several of
the state officers appeared ami talked against
auoh action. Thoy urged that Liuck bad ac
knowledged that ha was at fault in the as
sault upon Wiilard, aud be was on record as
having apologised lor the act; that, while the
punishment was etcessive, Linck could not
be defended, and it would be imuolitic to re
sign. A letter wa read from the governor
recommending that tbe caucus take no hasty
Appointed to a "Sort Snap."
Washington Cirr, March 1. The presi
dent has appoint d Allen E. Morrison, ol
Perry, la.; George W. Bird, of Madison,
Wis.: Orlando O HfanU nf
- J f vs. ao J . .
Isaac M Weston, f Grand Rapids, Mich.:
John P. Irish, of Oakland, Cai., and Alexan
der Sunn, of Cleve and, O., commissioners tc
examine and report upon twenty and one-halt
miles of railroad and telegraph line con
structed by tbe Coutbern Pacific Railroad
company in Califot nia.
A "Combine" of Statesmen to
Beat His Bill.
CARLISLE BAOKING OBSTRUCTION,
A Small Prospect of the Passage nf the
Tobacco Tax Repeal BUI Congress Put
ting the Appropriation Bills Through
with Despatch Vilas and Dickinson
Sued for SSlOO.OOO Each Preparing tot
the Change Dudley a Bad Witness.
Wabhixotox Citt, March 1. Co les, au
thor of the bill to repeal the tax on tobacco,
is very indignant at tbe obstructive tactics
employed by certain Democrats to prevent a
vote on his bill. 'I desire," said he lost night,
"to place tho responsibility where it belongs.
Ever since the bi 1 was introduced obstruct
ive tactics have been employed to prevent it
consideration. The bill would pass by 7C
majority or' over if a vote could be had.
This bos Iwen demonstrated. But Mr. Mills,
Mr. McMillan, the two Brockiuridies, and
Kixwker Carlisle have worked night and
day to put olatructions iu its way. For the
jwist four days they have encouraged all mo
tious and measures to consume time, have
put men forward to talk against time, have
talked themselves to consume time to stave
ofT my measure. Tbe jieople should know
that while they pretend to want the tolaccc
tax repealed they are covertly doing all in
their jxwer to prevent it from coining to s
vote, lhey fear going on the record,
They have not been very prominent
in olistructive tncti-s, as then tbeii
opposition would Im too apparent for their
purpose; but secretly, on the floor and off,
they have used a 1 their efforts to prevent it
from Iwing ,veu considered. Speaker Carlisle
tins aicKxl and atietted them at every step.
The last six days of congress are siupensioc
days. Ho keeps a list of members who move
to take up any measure they want Twc
North Carolina members wore near the top
of the list. For fear one of then, would
move to take up my bill and pass it un-lei
suspension of the rules, he h is
placed their names away down in
tho list, so that they will uever b
reached this session. With two-thirds of th
house iu lavnr ut my hill, with assurance
that the somite will jiass it us soon as it
reai-bes them, nnd that it would become a
law within twenty-four hours, but for the
obstructive tactics of tbe men I have named,
it does seem tonieth.it the people of North
Carolina und the country should know wIk
are in the w ay of its passage. Mr. If.imlal
will to-morrow do what he can, as a lina'
elf ort, t get it Itefoi-e the house, but with
what success, to-morrow atone will briuK
A BIG DAY'S BUSINESS.
Mniiuln and Hons,. Putting the Appropria
tion K.iill Through.
Washington i rrv. .March 1. The house
having aine:id-d the s -iiate bill for tlio pro
tcction of the Alaskan salmon fisheries bj
inserting n direction to the president to send
inen-of war into fjcln ins sea with orders U
seize all shts found taking seals unlaw fully.
Sheriiuiii yest.-rd-iy in the senate moved th
bill's r.-fer.-ii -.- to fie fcivijn uirairs ciinna
toe. as tin- j.i. eliiient raised a very serious
questn-u. i i . it vi:s so referred. A
brier executive ses-ion was then
held mil iiltwwnrd tbe calendar wa?
cle;ue l of bridge I. lis. The house
amendments to ilie tmicn-iincnt to the inter
state commerce bid were then taken up and
afte r debute the senate-, disagreement to tbi
amendments whs insisted on. The postofDee
appropriat ion bill was amended and passed.
Another executive session was held and upon
resuming open session the conference report
on tbe District, army and fortifications bilk
were agreod to, after which a recess tc
tf:3d was taken, but no quorum appearing at
that timo the senate at adjourned.
The bouse passed tbe senate bill. to prefect
Alaskan salmon fisheries with the amend
ment noted in the senate proceedings above
also tbe bill for a J7X.U00 public building at
Kalamazoo, Mich. The '-Zoo" amendment tt
the District bill was agreed to, as was the
conference rej,ort on the agricultural bill.
Another conference was ordered on the naval
appropriation, and nduig the question
of consideration of the veto ot
the Des Moiues river lands bili
the house took recess to ?:.T0. at which seysior.
the statues of Gen. Muhlenberg, Robert Ful
ton and Lewis Cass were accepted from Penn
sylvania and Michigan. The fortification.'
bill was finally disposed of by nreement U
the conferenc-e report, the same action teinp
taken with tbe army appropriation, and at
10:15 the bouse adjourned.
Oolng lor the Pipe Lines.
Washington City, March 1. During tbe
debate in the senate yesterday on Sherman'
motion to agree to the house amend ment to the
inter-state commerce amendment bill in rela
tion to the transportation of petroleum, Piatt
said that if it were not for -the apjK-al madt
to prejudice against the Standard Oil com
pany the amendment would not, in bis judg
ment, have three votes in its favor in the
SI" man defended and advocated the house
amendment, and said that the amendment
was general aud not special legislation. It
simply enforced the principle that oil carried
in tanks should not be charged less freight
than the same quantity of oil carried in bar
rels, and be expected to see this principle
next session extended to pipe-lines, which are
common carriers, and as such Bbould carry
oil from any well without discrimination oi
Cullom, is opposing the amendment, insist
ed that tbe result of adopting it would be in
evitably to increase tbe price of e il to tht
Agreed to Bosecrans' Retirement.
Washington Citt, March 1. The senate
held a long executive session yesterday after-
noon, and in that session transacted more
executive business than has been considered
at any previous seca-ot session during the
Fiftieth congress. Many nominations were
confirmed, most of them of little interest oi
importance. The nominations of William 8.
Rosecraus to be brigadier general, to be
placed ou the retired list, and William F.
Smith to be major in the engineer corps U
be placed on the retired list, were confirmed
without reference to a committee.
Heavy Suits Against Vilas and Dickinson.
Washikotos City, March L Mr. Harvey
Spaulding yesterday filed suits.eacb for f 100,
000 against W. F. Vilas, formerly postmaster
general, and Don M. Dickinson, the present
postmaster general, for refusing to adjust tht
acKxronte of postmasters, for whom he wo
attorney, for increased allowance as postmas
ters under tbe act of congress of June 22,
Getting Ready to Vacate.
Washington City, March 1. Nearly all
the chief clerks, appointment clerks, heads ol
cuvisions and bureaus, In fact nearly all tht
official- not profcjcled by the civil service, ar
prepari lg to vacate and turn their respective
ofllces over to their successors, who, they ex
pect, will come In soon after the 4th ol
For I.icrhts on the I-nkmi.
Washington City, March -1. Amonp
ine amendments to appropriation bills intro
duced in tbe senate yesterday were proposed
appropriations for tbe light-house servii-eat
follows: For a li,-lit nt. n..vm-F,it Kli, j1 nfl
Point Peninsula, Michigan, $150,000; hVhtand
ws; Biguni bi equaw isiunu, at tne nortn cno
Of Lake MicllW-,ll '.; IUU1- lirrl.f onil Tnrr citr.
nal at Old Mackinac Point," Michigan (to take
me piaee oi tne one at McUulpin s Point)
$24,000; fog signal and range lights at Ashta
bula, O., 87,000.
Makison, Wis., March 1. Bills were in
troduced iu tbe senate yesterday appropriat
ing czu,uuu tor tne establishment of a reform
atory for females, and obliging circuit judgee
to give decisions within six mnnlhartf the
date of hearing. A bill was passed making
Mie registration jaw inapplicable to local and
juaioai eiecuons m counties ol less than 60,
Spirit of Mob-Law.
It Permeates a Quiet Commun
ity in Illinois.
WHITE-CAP WARNINGS FREQUENT.
Cowardty Attempt to Force a Man to
Acknowledge Incendiarism V General
and Healthy Itatormlnntlon to Welcome
the "Itfiffulators" to a Feast of Cold
I-ead A "Warning" In Minnesota Fot
. lowed by Attempted Assassination.
Carthage. Ills., March 1. The "White
Cap" craze is having its run of Hancock
county. Parties in Keokuk and other neigh
boring cirios had been "warned," but scarcely
a soul within the borders of peaceable Han
cock county dreamed tbat this mysterious
method of regulating public morality would
be adopted among neighbors, and, presuma
bly, life-long friends. It has not been over a
month since the first symptoms appeared.
One or more young men of Warsaw, as statod
upon good authority, received letters bearing
the skull nnd cross-bones insignia, warning
them to lead different lives. The cowardly
missives wcro treated with silent contempt
But the first serious manifestation of mob
law was on the night of Jan. 29.
Poring that month two valuable barm
with thmr eonients had been de
stroyed by fire in Wayiw township not
far from Warsaw. That the origin of the
fires was incendiary seems to lie wholly
prolviblr.. An interne fouling of distrust and
indignation was naturally aroused, but there
were no threats ef violence. Ou the night
mentioned Thomas I mlcy, formerly a resi
dent of Wnrs-iw, now living at Elderville,
Wytlio tow nship, wns railed from his home
by a pnt ty of men who said their team had
stuck in a snowdrift and thev wanted his
assistance. i.(.mpy went to the place where
they claimed their team was lod-ed, and
found they had deceived hini. He then dis
covered that the men wore masks. Lemley
asked "Where is your team?'-and received
the cool reply that they had jut been fooling
with him, but wanted him to go tothe timber
with them. Seeing resistance wns useless he
complied. Arriving at a loiiciy spot in the
timbe-r the villains threw a rojx- over a con
venient limb and then adjusting a noose
around IsmiiIcv'h nevk demunded on pain of
strangulation thut be oufess to firing the
barns in question. -Hang away! I did not
burn those barns an. I know nothing ot tbe
matte-r. 1 e-un't die but once, hut if T
half a chance I d te.vh you how to treat a
man in this minner." Further threats had
no better efJVi t, and. after a hurried con
sultation, tho -would-be lynchers unlooHed
their ictirnnml disappeared. Lemley ran
home as tast as his legs would carry him, and
sex-tiring bis shotgun returned to the locality.
He spent par: of the night in fruitless seare-b
of bis assailants, but w ithout success. Mr.
Lemley thinks he reoognizvl one or . two of
the mob. Detectives are working the case up
carefully, and it is thought the grand jury at
the March term of court will take a hand in
This dastardly a.falr is denounced by al
good people, more especially because they be
lieve it was the work of residents of Wytht
township. They thus s-t an example to oth
ers disposed to l.e afflicted with "White Caj
ism," and the business has bet-tin in earnest
Well-knowu residents of Plymouth and
August revived warning letters not twc
weeks ago. Tbe throats were dire and hide
ously printed characters were displayed on
the missive. Knowing that they are guilty
of no crime or broach of morality these men
have taken every precaution to defend them
selves und their homes against miduight as
sault. On Monday last George W. Austin and A.
Wexxi, of Dallas City, received letters warn
ing each that they must "uumd their ways"
within twelve days or they wo'ild receiive a
visitation. Austin has oiiverted his house
into an arsenal, and announce that he will
receive the "White-Caps" warnnV. There is
no tilling how Jar the "White-Cap" business
will be carried, but it is thought a tragedy
will put a stop to It Tbe communities of
this e-ounty are not disposed to brook any acts
of cowardly assault or intimidation. There
was a time v hen Hancock county pioneors
took the law into their own hands, bevause it
seomed as if there was no other way to obtain
justice. But those days have long since
passed. "White Capisin" and outlawry ol
similar kinds will not tie allowed.
Mi.vsr.Arous, Mum., March 1. Ths
White-Cai nttempte-d to murder J. P. Smith,
editor of The Furniture News of this city
lHst nij;bt. Mr. Smith has bveu the recipient
of fourtevn letters, all received since Jan. 27,
signed "White-Cups," with the usual bkul)
and cross bones, aud ull breathing threats ol
summary vengeance unless bo should leave
the city imme-diately. The last letter wa
receive.! Wednesday nigtit and threatened a
dose of cold lead unless its demands wert
complied with forthwith. Mr. Smith gavt
no heed U i the letters. Last evening, as be
was sitting in his oltiee. the door was
opened by a man imitll.Ki up to tbt
ears in a heavy coat and wearing a broad
brimmed slouch hat pulled well down ovei
his ey-s. Without a word he presented a pis
tol at Mr. Smiths head and fired. The bullet
pierced Mr. Smith's ear, but being of 22-cali
ber was flattened againt his skull. The
would-lie murderer fled and no trace of hire
has as yet Ue-n tound. The wounded mac
apparently experiences, little trouble from
the wound, but the doctors say thai a shock
may possibly have lieen inflicted upon th
base of the brain which will prove serious.
Mr. Smith is at a loss to account for the at
Another Ihtoble Doturallr Trurilr.
Boston, March 1. Ed Coilmro. aged 2?-
years, a traveling salesman, shot and killed
his wife, Lizzie, lar-1 nicht at their residence.
253 Highland street. Roxbury, and them went
iu vue iuauisou J ni K note! and shot ulrasell
twice In the face, mfhetinc wounds fron
which be died. Mrs. Colburn was aboul
to become a mother. o tjuarrel is known tc
have eccurred between il. pnimlA ), i..
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neighbors say that Mrs. Colburn attempted
logo out ou toe street cla-t in a wrapper
vesterdav. and was ircvniit..l Kiv lur k.
band. Whether this incident bean on tht
tragedy or not Is unknown.
No Clue to t lay ton's A "savins.
LittLe Rock, Ark., March L Robert
Watkins, of Pine Blulf, Ark., charged witb
complicity tn tbe ballot-box robbery at Plum
merville, Ark., was discharged yejsterday,
tnere oeing no eviuence upon which be could
be held. It was lielieved at the time ol
Watkin s arrest that a clue had thus been ob
tained which woulel lead to the dete?ction ol
the ossxss.us erf John M. Clayton.
Thirty Moonshiners Arretted.
Charleston, W. Va., March 1. Detect
ive Baldwin Djide a raid on a gang of moon
shiners on the Elkhorn branch of the New
River railr id roently and has landed
mu ty-one or tuo outlaws in jail. Toe ex
reals were male with very little trouble.
The Standard on I,ai-nU.
London, March 1. Tae Standard savs that
if Parnell bad taken steps himself to prove
that the letters printed by The Times were for
Keries, he would have saved himself the rmhti
and parliament a vast deal of trouble and
suspense, -ii tne conclusions drawn by the
public." says the paper, "are injurious tc
him, Mr. Parnell has only himself to thank
Probably Burned by White-Cain).
Fall River, Mass., March 1. The low
resort known as Sue Drink's place, on tbe
Stafford road near here, was burned Wlnn
day night, presiimaHy by White-Caps. The
cue occupant, ciiaue Simmons, was warned
in time to escape.
An eighty acre farm in Bowling own
ship, being the south half of the north
west quarter of section twentyooe. and
being a portion of tbe farm formerly
owned by James Todd, all under cultiva
tion, and will be sold on easy terms. For
particulars call or address E. . Par
menter, attorney al -' law. Rock Island.
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ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. - . 7
Pritchard, ot London, has beem badked to
fight Jack Dempsey for 15,000. :
The Yale freshmen eight-oared crew have
challenged the Columbia freshmen, to a two
mile race at New London In Juno.'
The comptroller of the currency has issued
a call for reMrts ot the condition of tbe na
tional banks at the close of business on Tues
day, Feb. 26, lbS9. .
Mrs. Abraham Martin, of York, Pa., on
account of family troubles hanged herself in
ber home Thursday. She was 55 years old
aud leaves a husband and three children.
It is reported at St. Petersburg that tht
czar is scandalized by the conduct of bis
brothers, and has ordered the Grand Duke
Vloditnir to resign the command of the
A peasant near Irkutsk, Silieria, reje-ently
found gold-bearing quartz while eiiggmg a
trap-pit. The peasants all thi-ough that re
gion are now digging for gold, and much ex
Prince Oscar of S wedesn, who renounced hit
royal prerogatives iu order to marry a "ple
beian" girl, was presented with an addition tc
his family in the shape of a liule daughtet
The treasurer of tho United Stat'"8 mailed
Thursday 8,0tM checks, aggregating $1,593,
313.53 for interest due March 1, ISS'J, on
Uniteel State registers! 4- per cejnt bonds
Of the funded loan of 1W1.
FIREMEN BURIED IN BRICKS.
One Man Killed and Several Badly Hurt at
a Costlj Milwaukee Tire.
Milwacktce, March 1. The building oc
cupied by J. E. Jenner & Co., F. A. Sey
mour & Co., wholesale millinery dealers, as
well as the Schultz Cloak Manufacturing
company, 3SS and U.K) Broadway, was totally
destroyed by fire last nicht. The loss is esti
mated at $150,000, is pajtfly-covered by in
surance. The tailing of rhe'walls and floors
caused ten firemen to bo buried under the
ruins and truckman K-l Jfoonan. of Truck
JCo. 1, wae killed. The following firemen were
seriously injured: Otto Einetu, Rheinhold
Isleb, Oustave Janseu, William Bonder,
Arthur Warner, J. Long, John Dever, and
Ed McGinley. The office of the Adams Ex
press company and tho store and stock of the
Milwaukee t onsolidatexl Cloak company were
injured slightly by water and smoke.
Another Heavy Irregularity."
Sew York, March 1. Artie B. Ch-veiand
president of tho A. B. Cleveland cotnpf.nv
(limited!, wholesale dealers in seeds, at 47
Cortlandt street, with br ne-hes at Cat Yin
cent, K Y. (where Mr. Clevelund first estab
lished the business); Pictou. Out., and Lon
don, England, has disapjearod, and rumors
are afloat that be has spent $40,0 x) of the
company's money aud alout l00.o0 bor
rowed from friends, in speculations in Wall
stiver. And tbat he is now in Canada. Mem
bers of tho company deny that the trouble
Is so extensive as this, but admit certain ir
regularities and that Mr. Cleveland has gone
away. ine company is ItackeU by very
una men, ana mougu its uaniut es are re
pot tci from OO.OiW to $40,00d, iu asseU are
large-iy in exess ot tbat figure, and it is pay
ing all dem-inds.
Dudley lie fuses to Answer Questions.
V anhinijtos CITY, March 1. Ill the ex
amination of Cv.l. W. W. Dudley before
Uniteel States Cemini-ssioner Hackett yester
day nttcrnoejii but little information was ex
tracted. Col. Dudiey rvfisi! to answer al
most every ipn-stion put to him. claimed
that his retie-ence was en force! by the ad
vi-e of counsel.
In Honor of Cardinal r;Hbons.
Washington City, March 1. Mrs. Mes
Alister Iughtou gave a dinner la.-.t night ol
sixteen cove-rs in honor of Cardinal Gibbons.
The ex-oasion w as made tbe mores notable by
the presence eif the president and Mrs. Cleve
land. I.lttle Annie Redmond's Kidnaper.
Chicaoo, Man-h 1. Anotbor woman is
now in the toils owing to the kidnaping of
Little Annie Redmond. Mrs. Annie Allen
was belli in $-2.0.10 bonds by Justice Lyon
Thursday for fun her examination on the
charge of abduction. The main witness
against her -was Mrs. Uurley, the woman
now under indictment fer "kidnaping the
chil.L Mrs. Gurley swore that Mrs. Alien
gave her tbe child ou the 25th of May last.
This, Mrs. Allen, who it was also testified
had gone by the name of Maggie Gordon,
velietn-ntly denied. The little girl swore
pitrively that tlio OurJey woman stole her.
I. ii red from H.-r Home and Kidnaped.
New York, March 1. Grace Irwin, aged
13, was lured from her home yesterday alter-
noon by a n-gro, who told ber that her
teacher bad ine-t with an accident and bad
sent for hi-r. The story was false. The po
nce nave uce-n noiitKM of the guTs disappear-
ane. It is evident that she lias been kid
napoL SLe is very handsome and looks older
than she is. bho is an orphan, of a wealthy
(ioneraily Happeus This May.
Moxtiikal, March 1. F. A. Lauienuad,
wholesale importer of hardware and paints,
is rcpoi-ted missing. It has been discovered
that a cnilsitiernltlA nunntitr tt mv.1. I. .
I - ' p, . f -1--
also disapieared. Liabilities are eetimatexi
The Weather We May Expert.
Washixiims Citv. March 1. The Indira
tious tor tl.lrty-six hours from S p. ui. yester
day are as follows: For Iowa Rain or 6now;
warmer weather: variable winds. For I'pper
Michinan-Fair. warmer weather; variable
winds. Fi-r Lower Michigan and Wisconsin
Rain or snow; warmer weather: variable
winds. For Indiana aud Illinois -Katu: nearly
stationary temperature; easterly wi ads, be
Chicaoo. teb. CS.
FoLowin : t-ro the quotations on tfia
(Mmill .It h li)i f:i..l..v- ti.O -V.. ' Vl
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ary. uieiied and closed Sl.0t.V4: May, oixriied
j-i.w. n.u M.u..ya; juiv. cipenel Mn.
-ios-d St yc. C orn .No. 1 February. oiu-i
34'hc, closed ;itc; March, oue-ued 344e'.
-awed (HI : May. opened c5Hc. e-iosed 3s -.
Oats No. February, opeiipi 1 and closed isjo:
.viay. oprne I -7e, closed STc: June, opened
yC'sc, lowl I.VI4C. l'ork Fi'bruary, opened
anel i-losci s-U.lii; March, openud and closed
$11.10; May, ojiencd and closed $11.30. Lard
-February. oik-iuhI and cieised fcti.JU.
The Union stock yards reports the following
prices: Hogs Market opened active and
prices steady; linht grades. $4.roat.75. rounh
packing. S-.4tj;i.j; mixed lots. H.454.US;
heavy packing m, t shipping: lots. $4.54.&V
Cattie--Market slow, steady: beeves. 3.0bl
Oh fair to good. S3.4OiiJ.B0; cows, tlMxf
2.'J0: Mockers and leeuers, f-.2(ia.3o. bUeep
Slow, unchanged; natives. t3.:5.1U; western
corn-fed, il.3o.i.75; iambs, st.'5'&t.50.
l'roduce: butter Fancy EIkiu creamery,
tSG per lb.: fancy dairy, 13uil7o; packing
slock, lOilu.lsc. Lgifs strictly fresh laid, lihi
14c; ice-house stock 10c Dressed
poultry Chickens, :j4il0c per pound: turkeys,
Utt.14--; ducks, llSfl.Je. ireeee, J.50a7.(W per
doz. Potatoes Choice Barbanks. 863300 per
0u.; Beauty of Hebron.aitfaJo; Karly Koee,28c.;
sweet potatoes, $1.7j(&2.; per bbL Apples
Choice greeniiiKs. 188.8.131.52 per bbl. Cran
ucrneis i.uu(So.ilU per hoi.
New York. Feb. 28.
Wheat Quiet: No. 1 red state. $1.07;ai.ii8;
No. x do, Wc: No. S red winter March. VTfc;
do April, vDtgc; do May, tl.OOJ; do June,
$1.003. Corn Steady; No. S mixed caah,
4444c; do March, 43;$c; do April. 4UJ4o; do May,
4o$ic. Oa s-Steady; No. I white state, 88c;
No. do, 31c; No. 2 mixed March, atftc; do
May.aijfcc. Kye-Dull. Barley-Quiet, fork
-Dull: new mesa, $12.503,1476. Lard-Dull;
March and April, t'.Vt; May, $7.13.
Live Stock: Cattle No Market; dressed beef
dull, poor to prime sides, &7c V B. To-day 'a
Liverpool cable quote American refrigerator
beef lower at c V 9. Sheep aud Lambs
Trade fab-, but prices a trifle easier; cummoa
to very choice sheep, $4A.U y lot) K; com
mon to choice lambs, 0j7.t)&. Hog
Hay Upland prslrie, $78.
Hay Timouiy new $7fii.OO. '
Hay-Wild, S6.U0&S& jj.
Cora -aS8. '
uoai Hortnettuud W 0"
Owd 'ood-Oak. $4.K . Hickory, $3.
Ktnsu hat twice th are of growing
wheat this Mason that it bad last. '
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 & GO.,
Sash, Doors, IBlinds,
Siding, Flooring, W'uinscoating and all kinds of Wool
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenae
UNDERTAK TC R 8.
Embalming a 8pecialty.
No. 1805 Serond avenue.
s " I
Duplex Ventilated Garters and Armlets,
Our well merited success for the past eighteen yesr. has injured in-.ii ator to
plact an inferior article upon the market. If you want lie cpnuinr, telitiMe got At
take bone without our Trads Mark, which is oil all of our boxes, and also on tk
clasp of every garter.
J. M. OHEI8TY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MiHDFACTTJBIB OF CBACXIBt AHD B tC0ITI
A sk your Grocer for them. They are best
sWiptctsliles: Tht Christy "0YITSB" a4 ths Christy "WAFBB."
ROCK TSLAN'n. !Ih
PlumMns, Steam and Gas Fftfin
Kn wles Steam Pumpa, Inspirators and Ejectors,
irronght, C-t and Lead Pipe, Pipe Pitting and Brass Goods of every 3cscripti
Kbber Hose and Packing of mil k inds. Drain Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Office aid Shop No. in Eighteenth St.. ROCK ISLAJTJ.
ONLY S2.00 A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
" have some of ths latest novtlties of tbe season.
HAKEL1EU, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave.;Gayford's old studio, over McCabe'a.
Fiornl Dsi!;n8 lurDisiied.
Teleihone Xo. lo:S
Sterling Silver and Plated Wait
Jeweler j, Clocks
old-Headed Canes, Spectaclra
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Serond avenue
The Armstrong Ca
242 CANAL STREET. fact -v.
New York. BlillXjEPORT.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups Gravies, Etc Connies;
tor NURSES with boiling water a delicious BtfcF K
Is Instantly provided. INVALIDS will find It ;V-i-u-giving
tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Ovmwk to
be TCRE BEEF ESSENCE, put up In conrecieat pack
ages Of both SOLID AXI FLV ID EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
J. O. DUNCAN.
DiniD t, lo-