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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Wednesday. March 13, 1889.
The funeral knell of the London Time
some loyal ton of Erin haa said, ia Par
Oae of the Cabinet Boodlera.
There la a great row ia the republican
camp oyer me aeiecuou or Windom as
aecretarj of the treasury. He has bad
only a nominal residence in Minnesota
for eereial jears, and his vote was chal
lenged at the'last election on the ground
that he had loat bia citizenship In the
state. Mr. Sabin, who, at the recent
senatorial auction in Minnesota, was over
bid by Wasbburne, speaks out very
plainly about Windom. He says:
If Mr. Windom nomination is to be
charged to New York, and it will htal
the breach in the ranks of the party there,
tarn our Minnesota friends can well af
lord to bury their resentments, and bless
the day when the launching of To polo-
psmpo snip railway, subterranean Broad
way railway and many other watered
stock schemes attached the interests of
the great minister of finance to the Wall
street contingent of speculators.
I do not now recall any special finan
cial genius or success be has ever dis
played, except in sifrninK the papers for
the refunding scheme, which orizinud
with John tiberman as secretary of the
treasury, and John Jay Knox as comp
troller of the currency, when Mr. Win
dom took the portfolio under Garfield,
unless it be that the other crcat financial
transaction, in which it is said that Bill
King and the Northern Pacific railroad
syndicate turned over to him a handsome
fortune for bia patriotic services in their
tbalf, while a member of congress and
in the senate.
Windom is an unscrupulous politician
who made a fortune while in congress in
some mysterious way, an! w as retired
from the senate some years ago becauxe he
couldn't explain his sudden wealth to the
satisfaction of the people of Minnesota.
Bis selection for the treasury portfolio is
a great acandal, or would be if it were
not overshadowed by the selection of the
hoodie raiser, Wanamaker, for another
portfolio of scarcely les importance.
Bat Harrison was mude president by
boodle, and it is quite in ac?ordnnce
ftilh the fitness of things that he should
surround himself with a cabinet of bood
lers. A Worthy stabjeet or Charity.
There is an old citizwu of Davenport
lying on bis decth-hed in Rnok Island
no hope of recovery and very poor. He
was at one time by far the wealthiest and
most prosperous rit'z :n of Davenport,
energetic? enterprising and an intensely
hard worker. But his history is f..miliar
to our people, for this ia J. M. D. Bur
rows. Recently he published a book giv
ing his fifty years' experience in Iowa,
very interesting and well worth its price.
We were told yesterday of bis sickness
and that the proceeds from this book
have amounted to be but very little
more than paying the cost of its publica
tion. One of Mr. Burrows' old settler
friends, Mr. David P. McKown. now
president of the Old Settlers' Association,
of Scott county, has at his office on Third
street, near the Ackley house, this bonk
for sale, at fl 50 for the volume. This is
a pure act of charity on Mr. McKown's
part, not a cent of commission going into
his own pocket, and we hope the old
friends of Burrows, and newer citizens
who would like to know something of
the earlier history of DiVenDort, will buy
these books. Buy. if but lor charity.
Probably Killed iu tit I riws Ulnj;.
t'OLKK D'Al.E.vx City, IUhIio, March 13.
A probably fatal prize fight occurred here
ysstenlay morning bntwten Jerry Flower,
champion of the territory, and John Ken
dall, an alleged pugilist from Chicago. Four
rounds were fought, and KcnJall wag so
badly injured thut be lost consciousness aud
bos since iron in a coinutoi comlitiou. H
will probably die. Flower in un.l-r arrest.
Con Hal a Mighty Poor ( bnnue.
CBAKLCSTOX. tt. Va , March 13. A de
cree was given by the uprenie court in tht
case 01 uorr vs. v uson ior a mandamus re
quiring Wilson to hand over to Golf the of
fice of governor. The court says the case b
tween Fleming, tbe late Democratic candi
date, and GofT must lie settled by the legisla
ture oorore it can come up iu the suprenx
Th Eloniaiits of m Strike on Hauu
CoLL'MBVS, O., Mich., 13 Tiie joint inter
state session of minora and mine operator?
opened here last evening. The stutes rspre
, tented are Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois,
veet lrima, ana Ohio. The object ol
this convent ion U to fix upon a schedule ol
prices to be paid miners for the entiling year.
The operators demand a reduction of 1C
cents on each ton of coal rained. The ni inert
provost vigorously against any reduction ol
the present prices.
Stats of umo. Cnr of Toledo, (
Lccas COCJfTY, 8. 6. .
Frakk J. Chekky makes oath that be
ia the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and btate afore
said, and that said firm will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Crrns. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6ih day of December,
A. D , '88. A. W. GLEASGN,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acta directly opon the blood and
mucus surfaces of the system, fiend for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
(7So!d by druggists, 75c.
"The disease proceeds silently amid
apparent health." That is what Wm.
Roberts, M. D., physician to the man
cheater infirmary and lunatic hospital,
professor of medicine in Owen's college,
aaya in regard to Bright'a disease? Is it
necessary to give any further warning?
It not, use Warner's Safe Cure before
your kidney malady becomes too far ad
Mr. Henry Schroeder has removed bis
butcher shop to No. 223 Twentieth street,
next door to Hansgen's grocery, where he
has a nicer and cleaner shop. The new
establishment is supplied with all the
conveniences for the prosecution of his
business, and will always be supplied
Willi nratciass meat.
The undersigned would respectfully
announce to bis friends And the public
that be ia a candidate for township col
lector, aubjeot to tbe will of the demo
cratic city township convention.
A meetim? of Rock Island division, U.
R. of E. P., will be beld in the Castle
ball this even in k after tbe repular meet
ing of St. Paul Lodge. All Sir Knights
are earnestly requested to be present.
The Fruit of Victory
Gathered by a Few More Sons
GOV. PORTEB GOES TO PAIS ITALY.
Bateheller, of New York, Joins Window's
Staff Meletto Gets the Dakota Govern
orshlp Senators Put on Beaming- and
Seductive Suiile for Canada's Heneflt
nd Encouragement Gen. Harrison's
Ideas of Civil Service Reform First
Batch of Nominees Confirmed.
Washington City, March 13. Eight im
portant nominations and a number of poet-
masters and others were sent to the senate
yesterday. The three of most general in
terest were as follows-.
Albert G. Porter, of Indiana, minister to
George S. Bateheller, of New York, as
sistant secretary of the treasury, in placa of
Hugh S Thompson, resigned.
John A. Enander, of Illinois, minister
resident and consul general to Denmark.
rive appolnmeutf to territorial positions
emphasized the president's declaration that
territorial appointments should be
given to residents of the territories. They
were: Arthur C. Mellette, of Ifatertown.
D. T., to be governor of Dakota; Luther B.
Richardson, of Grand Forks, D. T., to be
secretary of Dakota; Cornelius H. Hanford,
of Washington territory, to be chief justice
of the supreme court of the territory of
WashinRton ; George W. Irvin, of Moutana,
to be marshal of the United States for the
territory of Montana; Smilev K. Chambers.
of Indiana, to be United States attorney for
u a 1st net oi Indiana.
Two western postoflice annointment. ware
Lyman M. Ward at B-ntoii Harbor. Mich.:
Richard Root at Keokuk, I a.
All the nominations sent in Monday were
promptly reported favorably to thejexecutire
session of the senate ventordiiv and as
John A. Enander is editor of The Hiun-
lanet, a Soandnnaviitu paper in Cliiivtxo and
was horn in Sweden. Smilev N. Chambers
is an Indiaman, a mumlwrof the law linn of
DeWolf & Cliamtiers Vintinnes, Iud., and a
personal friend of Goa Harrison.
The latest roport as to the next first assist
ant postmaster general is that J. S. C!arks.m
has agreed t" take it.
THE BOUNDLESS UNIVERSE IS OUR3
At Iast That Portion Between tlie Pftlr
mill III Two Oceana.
Washington City, March 13 One of the
select committees reported to the senate
yesterday was a "committee on our relations
with Canada," and it w as the subject of an
interesting debute. Payne of Ohio objected
to it ns a direct usurpation of the powers of
the executive, and an impugnment of the
wisdom or ability of the committee on
rorcigu relati.uis. Such a committee bad
originated at the first session of the last con
gress in distrust of the then executive.
Cullom said it was useless to lm blind to
the fact that there was a large and growing
body of men in Cauada who desired annexa
tion to this country, and that political power
was likely to l turned in on tuat question iu
tbe not distant future. He very much de
sired that such an investigation and such
progress might be made as that, ultimately,
tne two countries would become oue.
i-draunds v e may as well look at both
sides of that question.
cuuoiu M e wm look at both sides of it
when making this investigation, and I trust
that eventually such result may be arrived
at in a friendly way, so that these two great
countries may become one.
Sherman hoped that the subject might get
before the American j 60jle meaning by
that the people of the United States and the
people of Canada. He did not believe that
with the long-stretching boundary between
them the two countries could continue to re
main in peace. The great snecess of repub
lican government in the United States arose
from the fact that it had no rival on the
American continent, and that, theroforo, it
was under no necessity to maintain a stand
Edmunds said that while he was not in the
least degree in favor of the annexation of the
British North American provinces to the
United States at this present time, for be
thought that there were more unassimllated
elements in the country now than could be
very well managed, he was perfectly willing
mat tne select t-ommlttee'sbould pursue its ex
plorations aud obtain all possible information
on the commercial and other relations of the
two countries. But be begged senators not to
consider that in voting for the select commit
tee they were committed to annexation by
tne assent, or tne people oi ureal Britain or
of the people of Canada, or of anybody else.
Hale said he did not understand that the
select committee had been organised or de
vised as an annexation committee.
Morrill said he was quite willing to have
the committee appointed. It might serve the
purposes of those who thought that the United
states was bounded on the north by the
aurora boreatls, on the west by the setting
sun, on the south by the Antarctic ocean, and
on the east by the Atlantic. "I have no ques
tion," said Morrill, "but that the agitation of
the subject will make the Tory government
stronger in England than it would be without
such agitation. But while I regard the intro
duction of the subject as injudicious, and
likely to result disastrously to the views of
the gentlemen in favor of political union, I
have no objection to the appointment of the
Sherman, referring to the expression "an
nexation" used by the senator from Ver
mont Edmunds said be w ished to say that
that word w as nut very pleasant either to the
United States or Canada. but "the union of the
United States and Canada" was. in his judg
ment, just as sure to come aany f uturs
event unless a state of feeling should be
aroused between the people of both countries
that would prevent the national mingling of
the two peoples under one government. He
believed he could say with entire confidence
that whenever the people of the two countries
really desired union they would find a reason
for it But he did not care to hasten that
matter at alL It should be a popular move
ment, and not a movement on the part of the
Gibson said that as there had been a dis
tlnct avowal that it was no part of the busi
ness of the committee to deal with the poli
tical relations of Canada, but that it was to
confine itself exclusively to business and
commercial relations he was disposed to sup
port it very cordially. But the United States
bad vary extensive relations with Mexico,
and inasmuch as this select committee bad no
political mission whatever, he suggested that
It should be also instructed to inquire into
the relations between the United States and
Mexico, and upon Hoar objecting to burden
lug the committee with that question, gave
notios that he would offer a resolution for s
select committee to deal with our relations
with Mexico. Call favored the appoint
ment of the committee and gave notice that
he would offer a resolution for the appoint
ment of a like committee on the relations ol
the United States to Cuba and the West
THE SENATE COMMITTEES.
Bow the Principal Chairmanship Wert
Divided Among the fceuatur.
Washington Citt, March 13. The senate
4 committees were completed Monday and re
ported to tbe senate yesterday. Iu tbe as
signment of chairmanships the following art
of interest to western people: Paddot k oi
Nebraska heads the list lu the committee on
agriculture and forestry, Allison preside
over tbe appropriations committee, Spoonei
over that on claims, Dolph holds the gavel on
coast defenses, lngalls on District oi
Columbia, Farwell on engrossed bills,
Stockbridge on fisheries, Sherman
on foreign relatfc.ms, Washburn on
improvement ' of Mississippi river, Cul
lom on " inter-state commerce, McMillan
on manufactures, Stewart on mines and
tuiniug, Teller oopa tents, Davis on jjenaious,
"Bawyer on postcfBces and pt roads, Man
derson on-printinc, Plumb on public lands,
and Mitchell on -aiiroads.
The fiuanee co nmittee chair goes to Mor
rill, census to Hate, civil service to Chaoe,
commerce to Frj e, education and labor to
Blair, Indian afTi.irs to Dawes, judiciary tc
Edmunds, milita -y affairs to Hawley, naval
affairs to Camerc n, and privileges and elec
tions to Hoar.
Democrats are assigned as follows: Harris
to tbe chair of th i epidemic diseases, Ransom
to private laud olaims, Vance to tbe select
committee on da ms against Venezuela, But
ler to that on tbe five civilized tribes of In
dians, Cockrell to methods of conducting
business in executive departments, and Vest
to transportation and sale of meat products.
Evans is tbe head of tbe committee on li
brary, aud Hoar en our relations with Can
HARRISON'S CIVIL SERVICE IDEAS.
Cleveland Mail Clerk Order to Be Modi
fed Rem tons for Removal.
Washington City, March 13. The Cleve
land Leader's corrpondent here telegraphs
bis paper tuat Preident Harrison has ex
pressed himself veiy plainly as to bis policy
on tbe civil servion law. After reiterating
nis wen Known vie vs on territorial appoint
ments, the president said of tbe order issued
by President Cleve and placing railway mail
clerks under the ru ;es that he would not re
voke it, but mod fy it to the extent ol
postponinj; the tine it shall take effect to
June 15, instead of March 15. aud bv orovid
ing that dismissed employes may be reinstated
at any time instead o( "within one Year." He
also differed with the "mugwumps" as to
the cause of removal beinc always sDCi fled.
He would not remo-e a mau simolv because
he was a Democrat and t here should be rood
reasons tor aismissal, but it was not necessary
to specify the causi "in all cases." There
might be g.od reus ms for withholding tb
Proceeding In the Senate.
Washinotox Citv, March 13 Iucrulls pre
sided in tbe seuatoy.-sterday iulbe absfneeof
ice i resident Morten. Tbe message of the
president rotating tc Louis Kiel was laid on
the table. It stales i hat the state denartmAnt
nas Heretofore taken the view that whether
Kiel was au Amerif an citizen or not he had
made himself liable for the fate he met. A
long debate on the appointment of a commit
tee on our relations "ith Canada brought out
the assurance that tte committee had nothing
to do with amif xatio , and notices were giveu
of proiositions for committees on our rela
tions with Mexico, Cuba, and the West In
dies. The senate cor imitteos were agreed to,
as well as the stai.ding committees, and after
a short executive session tbe senate adjourned.
The Dead Illinois Congressman.
Washington Citv, March 13. Chief Jus
tice Fuller, Sonator Tarwell, ex-Speaker Car-
lo, rirst Assistant Postmaster General
Stevenson, ex-Representative Marshall, and
Commissioner of pi.nsions Ulaok were the
honorary pull bearei at the funeral of the
late Congressman K. W. Townshend. which
took place yesterdev from St. Matthew'.
Ionian Catholic chi.rch, Rev. Father Cha
j-ii.. viiii-utiiii. Alter ine runerai service
the body was tempt rarily deposited in the
vault at Mt Olivet cemetery. The fuueral
was largely attended, aud the church was
crowded with the frii nds of the dei eased.
Death of Kent Admiral Iiavia.
Washington Citv, March 13. Rear Ad
miralJobn Lee Davi?, of the navy, retired,
died at 11 o'click ye.1erd.ny morning at the
Ebbitt bouse, iu this city, of a complication
of diseases. He was b .rn on Sept. 3, ISA";, and
saw twenty -so voti yenrs of sea service after
entering the navy as a midshipman in 1S41.
He wok retired on his Kd birt hday, Sept 3,
1SS7, under the age clsuse of the retiring act
Admiral Davis' lat cruise ended in Novem
ber, ISSil, whoa he returned to this country
from the command ol the Asiatic squadron.
Want That Cruiser ''Expedited."
Washington City, March 13. A tele
gram was sent from the navy department
yestorday to tbe Unicn Iron w orks nt San
Francisco, asking whtn the cruiser Charles
ton, now building there, can be made ready
for sea. Hr trial trip was to be on April I,
but this evi;nt may be hastened.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
Three or Them Itunj Making Laws What
They Ate Doing.
Sprinofikld, Ills., March 13 The sonat
yestorday recommitted the bill to tax anc
lii-euse telegraph and telephone companies
etc., to the revenue committee. The bill tt
improve tbe Illinois and Desplaines riven
was ordered to third l eading. A resolution
was unanimously adopted indorsing Speakei
Matthews, of the houso, for internal revenue
commissioner. Bills vere Introduced to bet
ter enforce the eight-hour law. prohibiting
the shooting of pigeon? at shooting matches,
appropriating 5,O00 for the widow of Ter
ence Begley, shot at cniicaso by Pinkertor
police during the stock yards strike, and re
quiring railway companies to pay the:r em
ployes niouthly. The I ill appropriating $50,
OilO for a Logan mot ument was ordered tc
third reading, and app-opriate resolutions tc
the memory of R. W. Townshend wert
adopted by a rising voie.
The bouse refused to strike out the enaotin j
clause of the bill to lioease private detectivi
agencies, and prohibiting those not licensed.
Mooney's "Truck" bill "was ordered to third
reading, as were the 'bills requiring mine
bosses to pass an examination, providing foi
tbe proper burial by co inties of veteran sol
diers, and providing for local improvement!
in cities and towns. The resolutions in regard
toR. W. Townshend ard Speaker Matthew
were adopted unanimously.
Madison, Wis., Ma'ch 13. A message
from ex-Governor Rusk thanking the legisla
tors for their complimentary resolutions wa.
received yesterday. Senate bills were passed
adopting the Australian system of voting
authorizing the governor to set apart a day
for arbor day, and tc. add to a convlct'i
sentence the time be may be ulwent when h
breaks jaiL A bill was passed prohibiting
training in this state for prize fights.
Lansino, Mich. , March 13. Damon's liquor
bill to increase the tax on malt liquors from
$300 to $300 and on alcoholic beverages from
t.5(0.to $1,000, was voted on yesterday in th
house on amendments to reduce the tax, all oi
which were defeated, and it will evidently past
OUR BALL PLAYEFS IN ENGLAND.
A Warm Reception Given Them Opin
ions on the Gamo.
London, March 13. A large gathering oi
spectators assembled in Elensington Oval yes
terday afternoon to witness the game of bast
ball between the Chicago and All-America
teams, which resulted ia a victory for the
former by a score of 7 t j 4. The prince ol
Wales was among the many notable persons
present and complimented the Americans on
their fine ploying. Both clubs were enthusi
astically cheered. Tbe fesama are to visit the
house of commons on the special invitation of
that body, and other arrangements have beep
made in high quarters to render their stay in
The Post, commenting on tbe game, says
the general verdict of an Englishman will be
that if he were not a crii keter there is nc
game he would rather play than base ball.
The Telegraph says the general opinion
will be that the Atnericuis are adepts at
throwing and catching the ball, but the
game is merely au elaborate exhibition ol
The Weavers' Strike at Fall River, Mm
Fall River, Mass., March 13. The strike
situation in this city is nc t greatly changed,
but appears to favor the 'fearers. They are
firm, and only 1,000 out cf 50.0UO looms are
running. A mass-meeting of 0,000 of the
striking weavers was held on the South Park
yesterday morning, and id vice was given tc
boycott tbe saloons. The n lanuf acturers show
no change of front.
The manufacturers intend to keep on mak
big yarn for a while, and then, if the situa
tion does not Improve, tht mill mules will U
The orderly conduct of the strikers is much
praised. Tbe strike looks like along one.
The print-cloth market js paralysed. Kg
business was dona Monday or yesterday.
THE BOCK IBEAD AIirHTB, WEDNESDAY
;i Walker Came High,
the Railway "Gentlemen "
Closed the Contract.
THREE YEAR3 OF DRAWING SALARY,
The Latter Being S?5,000 Ver Annum
Meeting; of the St.ite Solon Who Want
to Down tljiet Alleged Beef Syndicate
Venie Inharmonious Elements Jay
Gould Talks Pessimism In Short Sen
fences Elections or Western Hallway
CHICAGO, March 13. Inter-State Com
merce Commissioner Walker, who arrived in
this city late Monday
night, yesterday ac
cepted the chairman
ship of the newly
.7-1 .X i .W
with a salary of 25,-
000 per yuar and a
guarantee of three
years. The details of
the contract were all
ft If IS VW
settled at a meeting of the presidents of the
western roruls. It Is expected Mr. Walker
will take charge of the big railroad pool about
The only other business transacted at the
president's meeting was tbe adoption of a
rulemaking Chairmen Midgley and Faithorn,
of the southwesturn and northwestern sec
tions of the Wetem Freight association,
vice chairmen of the Inter-State Railway
association and associate members of the
board of arbitration with Chairman Walker.
This arrangement will only hold rs loiur as
no objecting are made. By giving ten days'
ujiiij a4iy company can torco the formal
election of associate arbitrators under the
provisions of the. Inter-State association
agreement The meeting of presidents ad
journed subject to the call of the chair.
Chairman Walker was seen after he had
clos.d bis contract with the western roads,
and in response to inquiries aid he would
probably remove with his family to Chicago
in about three weeks. As chairman of the
Inter-State Railway association Mr. Walker
will draw a larger salary than is paid ly any
other railroad combination in the country.
excepting uly the Trunk Line association.
which pays Mr. Fink S2n,bl.
AFTER THE BIG BEEF MEN.
Solotis f Several Mlai,. Moving to Throttle
Armour and Other-,.
St. Lot: is, March 14. Tbe inter-state leg
islative convention to investigate the beef in
dustry and to formulate laws for the proper
inspection of live stock for slaughtering, met
at the Southern hotel yesterday. Iu an ad
dress of welcome Governor Francis strongly
urged the necessity of legislation to control
and prevent tbe growth of trusts. State
Senator Frank E. Glllett. who was made
Chairman of the organization, poinW out
how competitive markets and legitimate bus
iness ba'i been destroyed, by the drilling of
product to a coiumou center, and bow a
centralization of capital at such points bad
placed it in the power of the few to dictate to
tbe many tbe price of their labor and toil.
The decline of nearly 50 per cent, in the nrice
of cattle within the space of five years he
charged to tue manipulations of the "Big
Albert Head, of Iowa, introduced resolu
tions settiug torth that it was commonly as
serted and ery generally accepted as true
that certain pow erful trusts and combina
tions of corporations and individuals bad,
contrary to public policy, combined for the
purpose of controlling the market price for
certain products; tbut state laws are inade
quate to wholly remedy the evil complained
of, and requesting the national congress to
pass a law, with adequate peuaities for viola
tion, prohibiting all combinations for the
purpose of regulating, fixing or controlling
the ptice of beef, pork, graiu or other oro-
ductions of the country.
After a long discussion the resolution was
sent to the resolutions committee on a yea
ami nay vote, Illinois only recordinff her
eight votes in favor of immediate cousidera-
The Illinois delegation submitted a resolu
tion, which was also seut to the proper com
mittee, the object of w hich, as stated bv
meuiliers of the committee on rules, was to
switch the convention iuto a consideration of
the question whether such a thiug as a beef
trust or monopoly exists, and so divert at
tention from the preaunounced purpose of
the gathering, namely, to recommend need
ful legislation agoiust an evil, the existence
of w hich bad already len conceded.
ItesoIuti'His were also offered and referred
demoralizing congress to make such amend
ment to tbe in tor-state commerce law as
shall punish with tbe utmost rigor of the law
all iutorferenoe or discrimination by rail
roads in the transportation of beef or pork in
any of its forms.
The convention adjourned for tbe dav.
It was claimed last niirht that dilatory tac
tics will be resorted to and thut little if anv-
will be accomplished to-day.
JAY GOULD A3 A PESSIMIST.
Thinks the Railways Are Being Crowd
ed Beyond Reason.
St. Locis, March 13. Jay Gould was in,
terviewed yesler.lny and said: "The railroaj
situation is worse than I vo seen it iu thirty
years. Hostile legislation In Iowa alarmed
railroads and killed railroad building. Th
stockholders in railroads ought to take a more
active share in the management, then there
would not be so many receivers. Railroads
are in advance of the necessities of the coun
try. Texas is the worst state in tbe Union
for railroad earnings Missouri seems
to be the best state in the west just
Sow. I don't believe in booms, because
the reaction always leaves a vacuum. The
presidents' agreement has improved the rail
road situation. The scheme adopted by the
general managers here last week is feasible.
I am in favor of tbe plan and tbe agreement.
I want to see the inter-state law enforced.
The amendment making the shipper respon
sible with tbe officials who cut the rate is
right, and puts tbe responsibility where it
belongs. I didn't draw up tbe first presidents'
agreement The financial situation is weak.
Our exports create a trade balance against
us, so that 1 would not be surprised to see
shipments of specie. Besides, we know
nothing of the financial policy of tbe new ad
ministration. I am not in politics."
Missouri Pacific Directors Elected.
St. I-oiis, Mo., March 13. Tbe aanual
meeting of the Missouri Pacific Railway
company was held at tbe offices of the com
pany hi the Equitable building, in this city
yesterday morning. Directors were elected
as follows: Jay Gould, John P. Munn, A.
L. Hopkins, Russell Sage, E. K. (Sibley,
Sidney Dillon, T. T. Eckert, George J. For
rest, Samuel Sloan, H. G. Marquand, George
I. Gould all of New York: C. S. Greeley.
S. H. H. Clark, of St Louis. The only
change was the election of John P. Munn, tc
succeed R. S. Hays, resigned. The director!
will meet in New York to select officers fot
the hext year.
An election for directors of the St. Louis.
tr. Mountain Sc Southern railway, beld
yesterday, resulted in the re-election of Jav
Gould, George J. Gould, Russell Sage, George
w. Allen, L. H. Koota, Samuel Shether,
John T. Terry. Henry Whelan, A. L. Hop
kins, Duncan Pamly, R. J. Lockland, aud 8.
H. tt. Clark. In place of R. 8. Hayes, John
C. Brown was elected.
Hanalbal St. Jo Officers.
St. Joseph, Ma, March 13. At the an-
ual election of the directors of the Hanni
bal & St Joe and the Kansas City, St Joe &
Council Bluffs railroads held in this city yes
terday the old officers were re-elected as fol
lows for the Hannibal: President, C. E.
Perkins; vice president and treasurer, C. E.
Peasely; second vice prwidmit, H. B. Stone:
secretary, W. J. Bapp. The same officer!
Were elected for the Kansas City, St Joe &
Council Bluffs, with the exception of the sec
retary, H. G. Starnwood. The old offioen
for the branch lines were re-elected.
A. F. WA1.KKK.
Editor Dawson Slain.
Murder of the Well -Known
A FOUL CRIME AS IT APPEARS,
Charleston Id a Frency and the Lynching
Spirit Aroused A Roue Physician the
Murderer and No Wltnesnes of the Deed
Capt. Dawson's Care for a Domestlo'a
Virtue the Cause The Doctor's Account
of the Affair Sketch of Hie life of the
Charleston, a C, March 13. Capt F.
W. Dawson, of The News and Courier, was
found dead in the office of Dr. F. B. Mcbow,
at 6:30 o'clock last evening. At that hour
Dr. McDow walked into the polios station
and gave himself up, with the statement that
Capt Dawson was lying dead in his office.
McDow vouchsafed no explanation.
It has been learned that Capt. Dawson re
cently became suspicious that a young girl
employed in his house as a nurse for bis chil
dren was having improper relations with
men. Last week he called upon tbe chief of
police and asked that a detective be detailed
to shadow the girl for a few days and let him
know what, if anything, he discovered.
Capt Dawson stated that if she were being
honorably courted he would have no objec
tion to make, but if she were not strictly
moral he did not want his children to be in
On Monday morning a detective saw the
nurse girl get on a Rutledge avenue car.
After proceeding a few blocks she was joined
by Dr. McDow. The detective followed the
pair and kept track of them and their stop
ping places for several hours, and submitted
a i-eixirt in writing to the chief of police, who
in turn communicated its details yesterday
morning to Capt Dawson.
Capt Dawson left his office at a :30 o'clock
in the afternoon and was found dead at 6:I$0
p. in. in Dr. McDow's office, not 100 yards
from his own residence. His face was badly
ueaien, ana a Dtuiet w as lodged in his heart
l he city is in a frenty of excitement, aud
the police station was s jrrounded by an im
mense crowd of people. Threats of lynching
were freely indulged in, but McDow was
safely taken to jaiL He was escorted by a
strong guard of blue coats. There w as even
talk of storming tbe jail after the prisoner
i , , - . , . . .. . . . . .
unu wen incarceraiea, out tne building is
strong enough to defy assault, and no danger
, . i .
uv. oicljow was seen soon alter be was
placed in prison. He gives the following ac
count of the shooting : "I was standing in
the vestibule of my office about 3 o'clock
wuen a gi-uueman approached tne and in
quired if I was Dr. McDow. 'Yes,' I re
sponded. 'I am Dr. McDow.'
"'lam Capt. Dawson,' said he. 'Walk in,
captain,' I said, whereupon be entered my
"As soon as be was well int-ide he said:
'Dr. McDow, you have beeu using ungentle
manly lauguasja to one of my servants.'
"This 1 denied. The captain contliiued. 'I
forbid you speaking to her.' 'I will speak to
ner wnen l please," 1 rephed '1 shall speak
to her until you show mo tliat you have pro
per authority to prevent me.
- 'If you sp.-ak to her I will publish you in
tne paper. '
"'if you do I will hold you personally re-
"As soou as I uttered these words Capt
liawson struck me a staggering blow on the
chwt, which caused me to fall back over my
lounge aud strain my back. I endeavored to
get up, and w Idle endeavoring to do so be
gave me a cut across my head with his cane,
indenting my bat and causing me to stagger
again. While trying to recover myself , and
swing him in the act of aiming another blow
at me with his cane, I managed to get around
to my desk ami get my pistol, a self-cocking
five-shooter of 33-caliber. As soon as I got
my pistol in my hand, and burning under the
blows I had received, I hrod at Capt Daw
son, and. 1 thought, struck him somewhere
in the chest. He staggered and fell on my
office floor beside the table. He w as breath
ing heavily when I leaned over him and
raised him up.
"My first thought was to go out and call in
some physician and see the extent of his
wound, and if possible resuscitate him."
"How many shots were fired " inquired the
"Only one. As soon as be Ml I ceased
"Did you leave your office imniediately f
"No; in the excitement of the moment and,
remotely, by a little unpleasantness I bad
just had with my wife, I did not act at once.
Not long after, however, I got my buggy to
carry out the purpose of calling in medical
aid and drove to the corner of Bull and Rut
ledge streets. On arriving there I saw po
liceman Gordon, whom I told 1 had shot
Capt Dawson. I concluded, under the cir
cumstances, to deliver myself to the author
ities." Dr. McDow is a married man and tbe
father of several children. Ho married the
daughter of C. D. Abrens, a w holesale gro
cer. It is asserted that he has the reputation
of a rake; bad been shadowed by the police
several times before, and in a regular babltu
of the bouses of prostitution.
It is also asserted that all the evidence
shows that the murder was most diabolical.
Dawson was shot while sitting down.
There is evidence that McDow
tried to bury the corpse but
suspicion having been aroused in the mean
time he finally, three hours after the murder,
surrendered himself to the olice authori
ties. After murdering his victim, it is said,
McDow left him lying on the floor, locked
the door and went to a coruer grocery.
where be spent some time.
Tbe city council was in session, but ad
journed immediately upon learning of th
Capt Dawson was a native of Eneland
He served in the Confederate army during the
war, and was afterward connected witb Tbt
Richmond Whig as a reporter.
After leaving Ricmond be tiei-ame associ
ated with B U. Riordan in the ownershir
management or the Charleston News,
and subsequently became sole owner of that
journal He represented tho state of South
Carolina on the Democratic National commit
tee, and w as otherwise prominent in public
affairs. He achieved some distinction a few
years ago by bis refusal to accept a challenge
to ngnt a auel with one of the most promt
nent citizens of tbe state, (.'apt. bawsot
boldly announced h;.s opposition to duelling
For this he received substantial endorsement
from the pope. He was held in the highest
respect Dy au classes or citizens and his kill
.ing is looked upon as deliberate murder.
' Chinese leaving Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Wis , March 13 There are
.not more than ninety rive Chinamen in th
city, and many of theni have left town. Then
was no demonstration lu.t night aud no man
trouble is ei ected. The two Chinamer
cuargea wiiu ueoaucmug young girls wert
beld to the criml'tal court yesterday iu t5,0Ut
and went to jaiL
NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL NOT GO DRY.
The Prohibition CoUktltot tonal Amend
ment Decidedly Defeuled.
SBostom, March 13. Judging from partial
returns the constitutional prohibition amend
ment has been defeated in New Hampshire by
a decided majority. Of the cities, Nashua
teems to be the only oue favoring it (&T4 ma
jority.) Carroll and Coos counties probably
give it a majority, and possibly Oral ton
The other proposed amendments are doubt
less carried, except that striking from tbe
bill of rights tbe word "Protestaut," aud
making the constitution non-sectarian. The
fate of this oue can not be determined from
tbe present meagre returns.
The prohibition question was the only one
in which much interest was shown. Women
worked bard at the polls in Nashua for this
amendment Keene, which was expected to
be strong for tbe amendment, went ltfi
Later. Ret urns from si zty cities and towns
indicate that tbe total vote in tbe state on the
amendments frill reach ttO.OUO; that the pro
hibitory amendment will be defeated by 8,00C
votes, and that tbe other amendmants will bt
ttdopted. . : - 'I
MARCH 13, 1889.
THE FIGHTING ADMIRAL TALKS.
Porter Tells n Reporter How We VTIU "Da
l p" Oermany In Case ot. War.
Washington City, March 13. Since the
made a very careful study of the situation
from a naval point of view, and yesterday, In
shaking on the subject to a United Press r
"I have carefully investigate the stories
about the Nijisic, It looks as if they wee
put out at the instigation of Bismarck to test
the sentiment of bis own and our people. H
has never bemi a friend of the United States.
He will rind out very promptly the temper of
the American people."
"Of i-ourse we are weak at preseut on lh
oceau," be coutinued; "but there is a plan
which will meet the emergency aud will
ldly cripple Germany w hile we ar getting
ready. No one supposes that the American
people w ould give up the contest until Ger
many had received a sound drubbing. W't
have surplus aud revenues enough, with
taxes now nt a minimum point, to carry on
di-snliory war until we are in fighting trim.
U hil ; wo are getting ready we can prohibit
the entry of German manufactures into the
United States. That Is an important item in
the monetary activity of Germany. W
send many millions tLere to joy
for jroods. If, for the time hciur,
Gi-rmany should try to blockade our ports, in
V than sisty days we would find an E.'glMi
fleet cruising along on oar ooasU involved in
proteotiuK lr own trade w ith t ha United
States. A hundred millions and more of
British goods rluding a market in the United
States could not be cut off without ruining
British industries. France would also have
en interest. Meannbile wo could get alon"
without their good, if uecessary. So that
England and France would be "forced as a
measure of industrial self-dofense to protect
their vessels and their trade with the United
"As tbe country knows, I have beeu urging,
in letters ami reports, the importance of
butldiug up a powerful navy. We have tbe
wealth and resources to lead the world iu a
navy. But taking matters as they are the
government should go to England and
Fram-e, both countries being ahead of Ger
many in modern naval vessels and guns, and
buy all the rifled guns we can And aud bring
them hero. We will very soon make use of
them. We have tho money, and could eas;ly
spend t in ships and appliances of
"With 50,KM,O0u, in sixty days I could
put an improvised fleet in motion which
would make short work with German com
merce. There are 8"J0 German steamers
afloat, I know where they are. W e have
fleet s-hips; I could pick thom out now. We
could buy mom They would answer for
privateers. About the time we would have
this part of the work disposed of German in
dustries affected by foreign trade would be
paralysed, while we would be at height of
At I hi She Should Be With
Indianapolis, March 13. The members
of the uew police and fire boards were sworn
into ohice yesterday morning. Superintend
ent Travis, of the old force of police officers,
has instructed the station turnkey not to re
ceive prisoners arrested by tbe new force aud
not to send out the patrol wagon except on a
call from his own men. Fire Chief Doueher-
ty also refuses to recognize the officers ap
pointed by the legislature.
A conference was held yesterday bv at
torneys for the new hoard with Mayor llimuy.
ii was ueciuea tuat tne board should file a
complaint for possession before Judjre Tav-
Ior. The c ity iil at once file answer, al
leging that the bill creating the new board is
void because it bid never been sicned bv tbe
speaker of the house and the lieutenant gov
ernor after its passngo over tbe governor's
veto. J he muddle u likoly to continue for
Evan-svili.e, Ind., March 13 The new
police board yesterday waited on the old
honrd, end on the chiefs of the police end
lire d. iartmei)ts and in every instance their
auti.oi uy was questioned and tbeir demand
for the vossosMoii of the various office re
fused. The matter will be taken to tie
Chicago. March 13.
On the board of trade to-day quotations were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 May, opened K1-,
closed !.''Vsc: June, opened ftttc, closed tC-V:
Juiv. onenvd t7c, closed b6J.Jsc. Corn-No.
'-' May. oiicned closed 8"mc; .tune,
opened .V-ic, closed 8&ic: Jnlv. opened
C. cloed ot.$c. Oats No. 8 May. opi ned
and cloed Zra; June, opened and closed
-?4c; July, opened Hbybc cioed aio. l'ork
May. oiened $11.WH, olosed fS.4fl; June,
opened JlZ.ifi. closed 812.45; July, opened
$12.17. closed Jia.j. Lard May. opened
$0.l. closed JT.IR.
The I' nion stock yards report the following
prices: Hons Market opened fairly active;
prices 6ll)c lower; light grades. 54.U44.&5;
rough packing. svU&l.SO; mixed lots. 4.
Q4.75; heavy packing and shipping lots, ft.ftl
4.75. Cattle Steady, supply and demand
about equal; beeves, f8.(Al&4.g; cows, 81.80&
2.9J; s tuckers and feeders. $Ji.0U33.8il. bheep
Steady to strong; muttons, $8.25(24.90: corn
fed western. $4.&&l.;t); lambs, $4.2.t).0O.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery, 9i
28c per lb: daiiea ia lines, 13&17o; packing
stock, losiJo. Eggs Strictly fresh laid. 14
136c per dos. Dressed poultry Chickens, 74
lUHc per lb; roosters, 6c; turkeys, ll&l4c; ducks,
lc; geese, tfl.'H&T.Ou par dos. Potatoes-Choice
Hurbanks. SMluc per bo; Beauty of Hebron. 3J
&SSc; Early liosa, 2$&)c: sweet potatoes, $1.
IptM per bbl. Apples Choloe greenings. $1.60
&2.U0 per bbl; poor lota, 76c$!l.M). Cranber
ries, bell aud bugle, tA.UUQ6.UU per bbL
Corn, hay and wood were the principal offeri nss
on Market square today. With little exception
we quote at former figures. Tens:
Hay Upland prairie, 7S.
Hjy Tinwinj new 87&8.00.
Hay Wild, 6.UO86
PROPOSALS FOB RTONB. ROCK ISLAND
Arsenal, Illinois, March 8, 1889. Sealed pro
posals in triplicate, will be received until 1
o'clock . St., on THURSDAY. APRIL 11, 188l, for
furnishing about 7.000 cebtc yards of dimension,
footing, and coping granite, or sandstone, for the
water power dam. Three classes of proposals
will he considered: 1st, for dressed stene ready
for laying ; 8d. for andresed stone : Sd, for dress
ing the atone on the Arsenal grounds. Specifica
tions and roll last ruction can be had by andret .
ingJNO. R, MCOINNSS9, Major Ord. Dept. U.
8, Axay, Commanding.
THE WELL KNOWN AND POPHLAR
Children's Carriages, Porterio"
and Lace Curtains,
which hf invites the public to call aud
J- i a. aa
Wiy You Should Deal With lis?
BECAUSE We sell goods at Lower Prices than a-,y other
establishment in the West. ' '
BECAUSE We have One
v 1 1 1 r 1 io flw.
-We warrant and
ele, and will refund the money if th goob
prove to be as not represented.
BECAUSE We give you value received and mf rem
dollar you may spnd with ns.
BECAUSE-We have the largest assortment and the large,,
stock in the Northwest. Iwi.-e and tin
times as large as any of our comjtitoig.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's FuriiHliH,
115 and 117 West Second St.,
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
; "" "'
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, IJi.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
83TSecond Hand Machinery bought, so-d and repiuiv.l.
Plumbing, Steam and Sas Fitting,
Kn wlea Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
rTrought. Ct and Lead Pipe, Pip Fitting and Brass Goods of every kseriptio
Rubber Hose and Packing ol all kinds, Draisi Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Ofllc, aid Shop No. t!7 Eighteenth St., ROCK IflLAJTO. ILL
Photos on a
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOORAPTTTn STUDIO.-
and hsTS soms of th latsst norslUss of tbs season.
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
No. 1623 Second Avenu
has now on
fine line of
manufactures all im
he guarantee, to v.vi ,, ,
him a call. - aiade
Price, and "Our- V
T - a. . ,i ..
jjuweBi at an times.
cheerfully exchange unyari.
Floral Designs furnishe?
Telephone So. vyjs.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Grarlei. Etc. O ovts -for
NURSES "It hollluu water a delicious Bl.tF IU
Is iostantly prorided. INVALIDS will And It nnxtuiui.
giving toue to tbe WEAKEST STOMACU. ousrsutet to
be FtT.E BEEF ESSENCE. Put up la conventeut pack
ages of both SOLID A'D FLl'ID EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCOISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IS ALL
WXX oalalogues address
J. O. DUNCAN,
Davjui t. Iowa.