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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, VNUA11Y L lbOO.
THE DAILY ANGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thursday, January 2. 1890.
The Am' Prlaa Waxoa.
The drawing for the Molina wagon
offered aa a prize to the renders of the
Weekly Ahnch, m ill occur on next Sat
urday afternoon, and the result published
in that evening's paper. It is not neces
sary for subRcriotrs to forward their
tickets to the office, as a complete record
ban been kept of those issued with the
names of the holders. The lucky indi
vidual will bo notified of bis good fortune
by an order from the Akoi's on the Mo
line Wagon company for one of its liest
wagons, which will bo delivered on pre
sentation of the order properly endorsed.
The famous and representative come
diana, Murray & Murphy, presented their
laugh-nmklng comedy, "Our Irish Visi
tors," to a highly pleased Audience at
, Harper's theatre Tuesday evening. It is
needless to say much in commendation
f the pi it J and players, so well ar both
known. The production abounds in rich
comedy, and affords good opportunity
for excellent actiug, which the comedians
and their company improve in the best
possible m inner. Of course the "Uilhoo
lcy"of Mr. Murray.and the "McOinnis"of
Mr. Murphy, were uproariously funny,
while the "Dorothy" part of Miss Ada
Melrose was one of the prettiest and
most clever hit of versatile comedy that
has been seen at Harper's theatre. The
musical part of the performance was a
feature, including selections and accom
paniments of the company's own orches
tra, the creat song of the day, "Down
Went MtGinly," Scottish air lv Miss
Lotta Thompson, and various selections
by Miss Mel rote. The play was cut
somewhat, but was good throughout.
On Saturday evening of this wee'4 the
May Howard Burlesque company ap
pears. The May Howard Pig Burlefque com
pany Is the attraction at the Howard
athenaeum this week. There were sev
eral good Secialties among them. The
entertainment closed wiih"The Old Home
Instead, "a burlesque ou "The Old Home
stead." The house was crowded with an
audience appreciative of that kind of en
tertainment. The Burlesque company
will continue during the week. Boston
31- Estate of Ann M. It. S. Knowles.
Deposition of Mrs. S. C. Barrett, sub-
scrining witness to w in, mea ana ap
proved, and will admitted to probate.
Assignment of Abram Loeb, insolvent.
Assignor's selection of property exempt
by law filed.
In re James F. Robinson, public
guardian. Bond lilrd and approved.
Estate of George W . Space. Proof of
death. Will admitted to probate.
LICENSED To WEO.
30 Jacob Z"ellig. Magdalena Amma
mann. Rural; Geo W Livergood, I.innie
L Howard, Watertown; Elliott Park,
Lellie Dale Daplar, Coaltown; Matthew
Rispen, Mary A Bosold, Rock Island;
Charles E Corker, Olenn Falls, Idaho,
Ann F Whitman, Rock Island.
31 William McCaulev. Port Byron,
Ana M Avery. Cordova; Morris 8 Heagy,
Tbeo Black, Hampton.
THE RULE IN BRAZIL.
Aniarlran 'talu Mar It 1 Vrnr
tirally it Helen of Terror.
New York, Jan 2 The steumer Strabo
has arrived from Ki ile Janeiro. Her cap
tain ri'orts all quiet when he loft that city.
but says the situation is not very satisfac
tory front flip standpoint of a lliever in
popular self-government TIim peoplw seem
overawed ,r the pi.liix and military. The
aohliars rid aUmt tlio Mriits .miwtnntly
railing out, "All Is w;l," ainl notifying the
populace that any one who attempts to rnis
a dlsturtianre will be shot.
Tropic W alling for a Trailer.
Capt. Matlicwin says the are unac
countably a,aithtic. 1 f a citizen can be in
duced to express an opinion he will admit
bin lack of faitli in tlm stability of the pro
visional junta, but will hold up his hands in
horror at the Idea of doing anything himself
to alter the sit nation. EverylxHy is waiting
for some one elm to ilo sonielliinc;. I'rolm
My the Initiative in the unit-em -lit to estali
lish a legitimate government will bo taken
In some province and the revolt, will then be
rome general. Then it will tie foiiml that
the present government lias nlaolutely nntli
Ing bebind It. The genuine republican se-
eretly look to Silvers Martins as the hope of
The first act of the provi-ionitl frovern1
Burnt was to dap this able arid patriotic
man Into prison, and it is feared he will die
there. Tlie only other limn w ho would lie
uuiversnlly reropnix,-! n- leniler in tlie re
publican movement is H.iimm IMlario, who,
though miiii-ter of marine under the empire,
I luililiml witli repiil.liean lileim lie is not
the kind m n. nl. Iii-mii that. KuiiMV-a and
tfarbnsn are, but. believe in legitimate
nietniM, anl lie wa wiiiu,.., n, trying to
cneca me recent rctieiinm.
Tlie provisional government innnufnetiires
ralilegrams purHirtmK to show that nil the
nation in the world and all the grent bank
ers have nx-iinue-l the Junta lly m Mting
ami rirculntinn tliesn. and keeping strict cen
annihip over the cable it kwrw the Mople
Diisiniormeii a- to the ronl situation.
A liyalUt Siililniriileil.
The cnptniii of tlie Iirszihan wamliip Am-
ason remiuneii loyal to the empire, and 1
fused to haul down lux flair until all the iriun
the tleet Inn I lieen tiirn.il on hi vuweL
lUe Aniuxon was the training sliip. Two of
the cadets took the revolt so niiieh to heart
that they committeil Kuu-i.l.v The Junta has
as yet adoptMl no national line; or, rather,
it ha n-ei half a dozen dilTerent ones at
Terre Kanra Marts It I a: tit.
Tebm Hacte, lad., Jaa, a.-For the first
tune In several years the ganihl'.ug houses In
Terre Haute were closed last night. The or
der to do so was given by the police board
Tnjadny night In uvusequence of the suiuide
IBiirPraU on littlk aS 11iiis imll.
iNMaAroua, Jan. 'i The its eatly uleci
d c4y oflhxTS came Uito atithnty yesterday,
aud for the flrwt time in stvteeu y tiers the
PefnocratM are in pnwvr in this eisy.
How s This!
We ofTur one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot tie
cured by taking Hall's catarrh cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
V"usiness transactions and financially able
'arry out any obligation made by their
v fc Thcax, Wholesale druggisU,
r, Kikmah & Mabtw, Wholesale
.us. Toledo. O. I
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FIRST OF THE YEAR
Pittsburg's Gift Is a Reign of
ELE0TEI0 LIGHT MEN QUIT WOKZ.
1 Strike Inaugurated That Involves 60,
OOO Men John Horns, the ltritlsh La
bor Leader, Greets His American
, llrethren I.ockont in The Philadel
phia Tress OtHce Non-l'nlon Men Km
ployed (ieorfrla's tiw Law Kestrlct
Ing Hours for Work.
PlTTSBfKO, Jan. 2. The Allegheny County
Electric Light company has practically
ilocted to tent its strength against that of
the united labor organizations and their
lupporters in Allegheny county. Recently
the Joint committee of the Electrical union
and the united labor organizations, repre
senting a numerical strength of 50,000 men in
the county, presented to the company for
It consideration an aKrwnont which pur
ported to regulate the conditions under
which the employe of the company would
remain at work. The answer returned by
the company w as by no means satisfactory
to the employes, and the Electrical union
taet Tuesday night and nwotved that the
ttrike l made general and that all of the
smploycs of the company would be called
KrTert of the fall.
The effect of the call, if obeyed, will be the
Cessation of work by machinists, engineers.
dynamo meu, and electricians of the Allo
sheny County Light company, the East End
Bltx'trlo Light csiiiany, the Keystone Con
It ruction company, and the Westitighouse
Electric Livht company. It is also stated
lhat the light will be carried into politic,
ind the influence of the labor organizations
will be brought to bear against thecandidates
lor city council favorable to the company
how set up in all the wards of the city.
The Flrt Strike I On.
The American Federation of Ialxir issued
an order yesterday morning calling out all
its members working for the Allegheny
County Light commny. Oakland and East
Liberty were lighted last night; 1'ittsburg
proper and the south side and AUegvny City
were In darkness.
Will Call 'I ni All Out.
At a meeting of the ElectricaJ union latt
night it was ileci.hvl to call out all the union
workers of tne Allegheny County Light com
pany withing forty-eight hours if the non
union carbon setter were not discharged
and the union men reinstated. The Electrical
union will call upon the Federation of I.a
bor and other lubor organizations to fight
the tV est ing house interests if the demands
are not graut.sL
Preparing for Kvirllon at 1'uni-ut awney.
Pvmxsitawmy, Pa , Jan. 2. There were
no new developments in the strike situation
here yesterday. except ing that the air was full
of wild rumor. The writs of ejectment
which will, if executed, put between Alio and
MO f ami liis out in the cold, were issued yes
terday, but as the sheriff has until February
court to make his returns, it is not likely
that he will be in auy great hurry about
JOHN BURNS' NEW YEAR GREETING
The Ilritl-h Labor Leader on the Progress
of Trade I ninnl-ut In England.
Xew York. Jan. 2. In retsuse to a re
quest for his view and wishes at the licgin-
ning of the new yoar, John Burns cables
Tlie World from Inidon as follows:
"TO KRIIlMM and Fellow-Wokkmex is
Amkkk'a: The year that has passed away
nas neen me most momentous for labor in
England since IMS. Everywhero the wort
era have show u an enthusiasm for organiza
tion truly extraordinary in its effects. In
London alone trades have secureil shorter
hour or better wajes, and demanded suc
cessfully from their present masters tetter
conditions. This means that 'JiHJ.iKiO more
men and women in Ijoudou have Uen addid
t) the ranks of organizisl lalnir
A Illg Advance Arrnill!ied.
"The gas stoker in eight month. have
made M.fH memlsTs and re.luce.1 their
hours at Is-tter wa?' from twelve to eight
per day. Ihe linker, who formerly worked
ninety and one hundred hours per week, now
works, through his union. only sixty hoiirsnnd
for better pay. In the port of London every
dock latiorer, stevedore, ligliteriiian, and
oarman is and must lie a member of the
trades union. Tlie working women are fol
lowing the example of the men nud pressing
forward for tietter times.
The Agitation Spreading.
"All through the world the lulsirer is mov
ing upward towards the light, the little they
are getting making them divinely discon
tented with what discomfort remains. In
r-K)'l't forced InUir has been recently abol
ished. All through the continent of Europe,
encouraged by the recent lalsir successes in
England, unions are organizing, while in the
colonies lalsir Is marching w ith accderated
"All this should be encouraging to the
Aniericr.n. who have often lieen pioneers.
In America I trust that worker are imbued
with tho resHinsilnlity of their iswition in
the universal lalsir movement that American
riuzensuip imsiowa Uion lliem. l hey are
rltizeus of a republic that will lie the central
force and influence of the AngU-Saxon race
throughout the world, and which may lieconie
a power for universal good.
An Opportunity to "Hustle."
"All i well if each one sink within him
self feelings of mistrust jealousy and sus
picion, and works for the common good. In
tho new year that is coming English and
Aniertcuu sons of lalsir will have an oppor
tunity of showing their sentiment toward
each other by practical elTorta to secure in
turnationally the eight hours per day. Cer
tain it is that to keep their relative position
with other countries Americans have in the
new year work Imfore them. Relieving that
they would perform it, and regretting my
Inability, through pressure of work, to help
them by accepting their invitation to lec
ture through the T'nited IStates, we send
them from the old country our liest wishes
for their success, and heartiest greetings for
the new year. John BfRNS."
THE PHILADELPHIA STRIKE.
Nnn-I'nlon Men F.mployed to Set Type for
rnil.AUEi.rHiA, Jan. 2. Owing to a de
mand made by the compositor on the morn
ing papers for an increuae of wages, and
threat to strike unless their demand was
complied with, a notice was read to the
printers on The Treat yesterday morning
calling attention to the purixMe of the men
to violate the agreement made April 4, 1&8V,
Ui wbksn they (tars their word not to make
any change in prloas without the consent of
their employers. In view of tlie threat to
strikd, the notice goes on, the management
of the paper baa contracted with the Nation
al rriutera Protective union for a new
foroe, but will retain such of the present
loros as will remain undnr the new organl-
lation. Those who will not are notified that
their wages are ready for them.
All of the loelced-out printers of The Tress
were placed on the strike wenntlt list 17 per
week) by the union until they obtain employ
ment elsewhere. It Is sai4 that The Tress
Baa secured nearly a full complement of meu.
Slid that they will exierieiice little or no
lifllculty in issuing the paper as usual
The New (Georgia Labor Law.
Atlanta, Ua., Jan. 2. The new labor law
regulating the hours of work in cotton and
woolen mills went into effect in Georgia yes
terday. The first section of the bill stipu
lates that the hours of labor required of per
sons employed in manufacturing establish
ments, except engineers, firemen, watchman,
mechanics, and help that may be needed to
make necessary repairs, qball not exceed
eleven hours per day, or tbe same may be
regulated by employers so that the number
of hours shall not exceed sixty-six hours per
' J AF BBBVUI
! changed at this point. Nothing but pasaan
ger trains are moving. The yard here it
filled with freight, but no attempt is beinf ;
uiaue ro move 1U
Closed Down Owing to a Strike.
Reading, Ta., Jan. 2. The sheet mill of
the Brooke Iron company at Birdsboro, em
ploying over 100 hands, closed down yester
day on account of the strike of InO nailers.
who asked for a restoration of the 10 pe
cent, taken off their waeM some time ago.
A YEAR'S EMBEZZLEMENTS.
the Trusted Basral Did a Very Lively
Business Last Year.
fiw York, Jun. 2. The grand total f
money embezzled from corporations, private
firms and tbe United States government dur
ing tbe year 18K was 8,.W2,753. The an
nual appropriations for the United Statta
navy department are less than double tl e
amount stolen, while it would meet the ex
penses of the war department for thr
months. It is about equal to the total vah e
of either the living animals, fresh and
salt beef, lard, leather, petroleum, wood,
or cheese exported from this country ro
Great Britain in a year. It is more than
equal to tho combined annual exports to
Great Britain of iron, copper, and sugar.
and two-thirds as great as the total volume
of tobacco or maize annually exported to the
same country, these being the most impor
tant items of America's export trade. Tie
amount would be sufficient to meet tlie
allowances to Queen Victoria and tie
English royal family and the royal
pensions for two years. It is greater than t le
total annual public revenue of thekingdem
of iservia or the principality of Bulgaria, to
say nothing of the minor German principali
ties and duchies. It is also greater than tbe
total annual revenue of the. republic of Guat
emala, the united republics of Honduras,
Costa Rica and San Salvador, or Columtla
and Ecuador combined. The amount is a so
greater than the cost of governing eitler
such important colonies as Tunis or Alge -ia
MUROER AT MERRILL, WIS.
A Drunken Reprobate Shoots Three Men,
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 2. A Merrill,
is. , special to l ne 1 ribune gives an c-
count of a terrible New Year's tragedy, nd
as the result of w hich David Sarvis. a will-
known saloonkeeper, was killed, Robert
Tmax, chief of police, fatally wounded, t nd
Frank Hots, night watchman, dangerously
wounded by George Hendler, a drunken, dis
solute character. Hendler had been refused
credit at Sarvis' establishment, and weut in
early yesterday morning.
Pulled Ills Gun and Itegan Itusiness
After buying several drinks and aying for
them he whipped out a revolver and tiot
Sarvisin the back, killing him almost in
stantly. Chief of Police Truax nttemi ted
to arrest him, and was shot through the
lungs and ia not expected to live. Hotz -vas
shot in the shoulder and arm. Hendler I eld
the crowd at bay for a w rule, and w hen at
tempting to escape stumbled and dropped his
revolver. He was immediately pounced u .ion
bjr the crowd and taken to jail. He ill
protbly lie lynched.
Fast Time In Legislation.
Axsapolis, Md., Jan. 2. The general i
sembly of Maryland met at noon yester lay
and organized. It distanced all previous
records in rapid legislation by having a bill
introduced, read a second and third time
and assel on the first day of the sess on.
The bill was signed by the governor la-st
night It was to renew and extend the
charter of the Mutual Fire Insurance coin
pany, of Harford county, whose preient
charter expires next Monday.
Crazy llrnnk on New Year Liquor.
iew ions, Jan. z. Liiarles Kitte-, a
baker, aged 4.r, liecame crazy yesterday as a
result of too much liquid refreshment, and
while calling on two young women at 33
Cherry street, drew a knile and badlv cut
them both, and then ran amuck through the
tenement bouse, creating a small panic. He
was finally captured, and the two girl vere
taken to a hospital. Hue of them, Kitty Far
rell, ht likely to die from her injuries.
More Trouble H re wing at Itarnwell.
Charleston, S. C, Jan. 2. Dispatches
received here last night indicated that there
are probabilities of trouble in Ham -veil
Telegrams have been received at Black ville
and other neighlsiring towns asking for
help, and a special train left. BlackvilU , fif
teen mill's distant from Banwell, with rein
forcements. It is said that the negroes in
tend to burn the town.
Keslgned Itecause He Wa HutTe-l.
Cincinnati, O., Jan. A John C. Gault,
general manager of the Queen and Crescent
railroad, has tendered his resignation, tc take
effect Feb. 1. He will lie succeeded by Hieh
ard Carroll, the present general miperiiten
dent. Mr. Oault's resignation wascauslby
the directory deciding to relieve him f the
Over 5,000 Russians have settled in
around Eureka, Cal, within a year.
Negro citizens in several cities In the south
celebrated New Year's Day as emancl ation
English cutlers who used to pay $8 000 a
ton for Ivory have recently had to py as
high as tlO.imO.
Mayor Shakespeare, of New Orleans
issued a proclamation prohibiting ell prise
Dgbta, glove fights, etc.
Charles M. Barret Co., hides and lether,
230 Purchase street, Boston, are Insolvent,
Assets and liabilities not stated.
Jeff Davis grave is guarded night ai d day
by a detail of police, and the vigils will be
kept np for at least four months.
Emperor William of Germany ob-ierved
ew dear's by giving a royal reuption
which was shmly attended, owing to 1 he in
The licenses of South Dakota saloo is all
expired Tuesday night, but with few "XCfp-
n ous iury were au aoing uusmess wiu open
The French government baa ordend tbe
stisjiensinn from parochial duty of 300 ijrlesta
in various parts of Franos for Interf irence
In the recent elections.
There is anxiety in shipping circles Li New
York because tbe steamst)ip Marsala, froro
Hamburg, is seven days overdue. Sb-t may
have boeu disabled, however.
Mrs. Tolly Freneh, of Temnleton, Mass.,
celebrated her lootb birthday Wed near ay by
receiving numerous friends and relatives.
She is quite bright and active.
United States Commissioner John V Oa
born died in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday of pneu
monia, superinduced by tbe grip. 1 r. Oa
born was lorn in Orange county In IS 7.
A number of doctors of Chicago, inter
viewed Wednesday, reported from orja to
twenty cases of "la grijijie" on their nanda,
none dangerous, though several were se
vere. There Is great anxiety and common ial de
pression in southern Russia owing to tbe
scanty crops. The British grain trade in the
Black sea for the year is only half hat of
A company of United States troops is now
at the coveted point opjiowte Pierfe, 8. D.,
and will keep tbe boomers in check here
after, uutil the land is opened for settle
ment. Charles A. Schwamb, real estate draler of
Milwaukee, attempted suicide Sunday by
cutting arteries in bis wrist Wecneadajr
moruing be took poison, and succet-ded in
l he Humane society or Uenver Is at war
with the Chinese in that city aver Hoi Jony,
15-year-old girl, claimed by Fhu doso ai
his wife. She was sold in Cdiina by bar
pareuta, shipped to San Franciaoo, Where
Heeo bought her for $1,500 and took her to
Denver, where he compelled her ti lead a
life of shame. Fhu Hoeo will lose his "wife."
H. C Morganstein, of Milwaukee, bought
and furnished a pretty bouse, and th n mar
ried, about two weeks ago, taking 1 ia bride
on a short trip, and leaving his hMne in
charge of his brother Conrad. W ten the
happy couple arrived home Wednesd ar they
luuua ut tM perfidious Conrad t an sold
nted the) boose and skipped
THE ANNUAL SHAKE
Administered at the
OFFICIAL NEW-TEAES EECEPTI0N.
Radiant Display of Feminine lleauty and
Manly Magnificence The Naval and
Diplomatic L'nlforms, as Usual. Take
the nine Ribbon Long List of Dames
and Darlings Who Stood In the Places
of Honor Features of the Occasion.
Washington City, Jan. a Official Wash
ington assumed its most formal bearing yes
terday, and assisted in the ceremonious ex
action which long years of custom have
sanctioned as necessary to tbe proper ob
servance of the opening of a new yeai . Yes
terday's reception at the White House was
the 100th held on New Year's Day by presi
dents of the United State, Mrs. Morton
was the first wife of a vice president who
has assisted at receptions at the White
House on New Year's Day for the past six
teen years. A cold, steady rain fell most of
the day, and had the effect of reducing the
number of unofficial visitors at the White
House, although that was the point where
the chief interest centered. The mansion was
a blaze of light, and a kaleidoscope of color
within; flowers were everywhere, and the
state drawiug-roorns were bowers of lieauty.
The president and receiving party stood in
the Blue room.
' Hall to the t hief."
At a signal to Professor Sousa the band in
the corridor struck up "Hail to the Chief,"
and those assembled in the corridor outside
the Blue room saw the presidential party de
scending the main staircase. Leaning on
the arm of tbe president was Mrs. McKeo,
who took the place of her mother, owing to
the recent death of Mrs. Scott-Ird. Mrs.
Harrison's sister. Mrs. MffKee wore a Mar
tha Washington dress of white armure silk,
princesse back and train. Following after
the president and Mrs. McKee came Vice
iTesiaent and Mrs. Morton. luen came
Secretary Blaine with Mrs. Stephen Elkins, .
and after them the other memticrs of the '
The Receiving Line.
The receiving line was composed of Mrs. Mor
ton, Mrs. Windom, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. W ana
maker, Mrs. Tracy, Mrs. Noble, and Mrs. Rusk.
The invited guests were Mrs. Logan. Mrs.
Hale, Mrs. Gorman, Mrs. McMillan, Mrs. His-
cock, Mrs. Tlatt, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Quay, Mrs.
Cockrell, Mrs. Keed, Mrs. Carlisle, Mrs.
Burrows, Mrs. Springer, Mrs. olg, Mrs.
But Ut worth, the Misses Blaine, and Miss
Simpkins, of New York; Miss Wanamaker,
tbe Mixtes Halstead, the Misaes Windom, the
Misses Krnst, Mrs. Clover, Miss Miller, Miss
Rusk, Mrs. Harlan, Mrs. Dram, Mrs. Ernst,
Msa. J. V. L. Findlay, Mrs. R. M. G. Brown,
Mrs. William S. Harris, Mrs. Maude Grosve-
nor. Miss Anna ilson, Mrs. Si. B. Elkins,
Mrs. Charles Emory Smith; MissShepard, of
of New York; Miss Graoe Davis. Miss Hal-
ford, Mrs. Wilmerding, Miss Tracy, Mrs. and
Miss Ransdell, Mrs. Carey, and Ml I'roctor.
Order of Presentation.
Tlie first persons presented were the diplo
matic corps, many of them accompanied by
ladies, and arrayed in their brilliant uni
forms, which shone with renewed brilliancy
under the glare of the gas. Then came the
pau-Americans, mostly in conventional dress
suits; then the marine conference, whose re
splendent naval uniforms attracted much at
tention. The order then continued as fol
lows: Venezuelan claims commission; jus
tices of the supreme court, senators and rep
resentatives. District of Columbia officials,
army and navy officers in full uniform. Gen.
Sohofleld wearing an orange scarf across his
breast; inariue corps, civil service and inter
state commissions, veterans of the Mexican
war and war of the rebellion aud others, and
last the general public, of whom there was
comparatively few, owing to the inclement
weather. The diwirs were promptiy closed
at 2 p. m.
Notes and Incidents.
During the reception several of the receiv
ing line, including Secretary Blaine, left
their places and went home to prepare for
their own receptions.
After Chief Justice Fuller had cordially
greeted the president and others, he became
so fascinated with the scene in the receiving
room that he went behind the line and re
mained there for some time.
When tho reception was well under way
the East room was well filled with diplomats,
congressmen and others. Indies were plenty.
Here stssl a menilier of the diplomatic corps
in resplendent uniform talking to a memlier
of the i nn-American congress, attired in
conveutiunal full dress, while just lieyond
were a couple of army officer chatting with
a grim-looking justice and the lady that
clung to his arm.
Alsiut the gayest of tho foreigners was the
British minister, who bail a smile and a
pleasant word for every one.
The Chinese minister's round, plump face
and keen eye were seen to good advantage.
inn oaiiillest and qointest figures were
those of tbe two Corean ladies, Mrs. Ye Wan
Yong and Mrs. Ye Cha Yun. ulsiut as tall as
an average 10 year-old girl, clod in full skirts
of many-colored silks, with w-aists almost
under their armpits like old-fashioned pina
fores, and queer head-dresses. Those modest
little women toddled along lieside their
scarcely less diminutive lords, with eyes on
the floor, and the observed of all olwervers.
speaker lieea saia no would like to taiy a
pair of them to hang on his next Christmas
Most gorgeous of all the gorgeous creat
ures from abroad was Military Attache
Hansen, of the Rumian legat ion. More than
six feet tall, attired in a close-fitting uniform
of cream broadcloth, with high top boats and
full regimentals, helmet and sword and gold
taseeLs galore, and physically an Apollo, he
was everywhere followed by the eyes of the
THE VICE PRESIDENT AND OTHERS.
Well-Attended Ilereptlona Held by Var
ious Official People.
tVasniNOTON Citt, Jan. 2. Vicel'resid.i
Morton s palatial residence, after the White
House reception, was the center of social at
traction. On the first floor, the library, tbe
music-room, the drawing-room, aud the dining-room
were all thrown into one. About
tbe rooms were palms of various kinds, while
the mantels were hanked with rosea fringed
with ferus. Small tables were placed
about the rooms loaded with flowers.
Pull length jKirtralts of Mr. and Mrs.
Morton were prominent among the many
handsome and costly piotures that adorned
the walls. The vioe president aud Mrs. Mor
ton reoeived tha guests at the right of the
door entering the library. The receution
began at 18 uoea and dbntinued until after
8 o'clock. At times the number of callers
made even the spacious parlors unuonaf orta
bly crowded. In tha dining-room, opening
off from tbe drawing-room, a handsome ool-
lanou with wine was served.
The Speaker's WU "At Home."
Mrs. Reed, the wife ef the speaker of the
bouse, held a reception from U to 6 o'clock
In tbe afternoon at her apartments In th
Sborehara. She was assisted in receiving
her guests by a number of persoual friends.
Cabinet Rereptf oils.
Otlir receptions by cabinet and Judiciary
officials were as follows: Mrs. Windom. Kec
rotary I'roctor, Mrs. Attorney Oeneral Mil
ler, Mrs. Tracy, Mrs. Noble, Mrs. Kusk, Mrs.
Puller, and several others. They were as
sisted by daughters and lady friends.
Mrs. Blaine did not receive, owing to the
recent death of her si -iter. Miss Stanswood.
Tbe secretary gave the usual breakfast to the
diplomatic corps, and bis daughter held a
reception in the afternoon.
riayed "Tbe Golden Rod."
Washinotos Citt, Jan. 2. The pro
gramme arranged by Professor John Philip
Sousa and given at the executive mansion
during the New Tear's Day reception,
included a large number of familiar and
some unfamiliar national airs. The latest com
position rendered was "The Golden Rod,1
a composition recently published by the wife
of ex-Representative John R. Thomas, of
Twenty-ane deceased persona have been
cremated at Roaedale, near Lot Angeles,
;aU, th iat vjrjt tawdajS Ago. J
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Details of the Holocaust at the
TWENTY-SIX VICTIMS OF THE FIEE.
Two s'roed to Death and the Otters
Snft-ocaled A Berole "Incorrigible"
A Belgian Palace Destroyed with Lou
of One life and Valuable Art Treasure
Dynamite at Rome Plotting Again!
the Czar The Foreign News Budget.
Loxdo.v, Jan. 2. The paupers' school in
Forrest Gate, a connection of the WThit?
chapel Unions, was burned early yesterday
morning, and twenty-six boys who ware
asleep in the upper stories were suffocated
before they could be rescued. Fifty-eigtt
others were rescued by the attaches of tht
institution and members of the fire brigade,
amidst the most intense excitement and at
great risk. Two of the matrons effected their
escape by sliding down a water pipe. They
reached the ground uninjured. Some of the
boys, emboldened by the example set by the
matrons, escaned in the same manner. I be
superintendent of tbe school exhibited great
bravery, and repeatedly dashed through the
flames, returning each time with tbe alinoM
inanimate form of some youngster. The
school contained in all 600 pupils.
A Sad Sight for Nw Tears.
(Then the flames bad been subdued the
twenty-six dead bodies were removed to tba
main ball of the institution, where the pro
fuse Christmas decorations still dopeudeii
from the ceiling and walls. Tbe fire origin
ated from an overheated stove. The girls'
wing and the school, containing 3o0 inmates,
was not touched by the flames. The boys
retired Tuesday night in the highest spirit in
anticipation of promised presents to be given
them yesterday. A New Years fete was
also to be held. The scenes in the deatl
chamber, where tbe relatives and tbe school
mates of tbe victims viewed the liodies, were
Character of the Inmates.
The school was filled with boys who had
been committed to its care because of their
incorrigible habits, and altogether the in
mates were of a character from which little
discipline or obedience might be expected in
moments when both were imperatively de
manded. As a rule, however, the boys
yielded readily to the directions of their su
periors, and to this fact is due the safety of
scores, who otherwise would have perished.
Of the twenty-six who lost their lives only
two were burned to death, the others having
been suffocated in their beds.
The Hero of the Disaster.
The hero of the occasion was a boy, who
acted in the capacity of monitor in the fatal
ward, himself a boy whose vicious habits had
made him an inmate of the institution.
Through his efforts many boys were liter
ally driven from the building, and he ceased
his work of rescuing his fellows only w hen
he was himself driven out by tbe flames.
Several of his companions he dragged, un
conscious, out of the windows, while others
he carried into the air in his anna
AN IRREPARABLE LOSS.
A Royal Collection of Art Treasures De
stroyed by Fire One Life Lost.
Brussels, Jan. 2. The royal palace at
Laeken, a suburb of Brussels, was almost
Completely gutted by fire yeeterday and
portion of the building entirely destroyed.
The origin of the fire is not yet known. The
flames spread rapidly and at one time threat
ened to cut off the escape of most of tho in
mates. The rrineess Clement ine had a very
narrow escape rrom death, and her rescue
was effected w ith the greatest difficulty.
A Young Lady Burned Alive.
A young lady employed as governess to the
princess was unable U follow her mistress.
and was burned to death. The only portion
of the palace which escaped the ravages of
the flames was that in which the private
apartments of the king are situated.
The royal collection of works of art, one of
tbe finest in Europe, comprising some of the
most valuable paintings andstatuary extant,
was entirely destroyed.
A Dynamttard at Home.
Rome, Jan. The king received a depu
tation of members of the Italian parliament
at the (juirinal yesterday. As the depu
tation were leaving the palace a man who
had stationed himself near the doorway
threw upon the stone steps a copper box, to
which was attached a burning fuse. The
fuse was extinguished before it had burned
sufficiently to explode tbe contents of the
liox, and the man w as seizetl He proved to
be a Sicilian named Rita, who said he was
driven to attempt the lives of the deputies
by the injustice of the government
Health of Victoria and Wale.
London, Jan. 2. Upon the authority of a
court oflicial it is stated that neither the
queen nor the prince of Wales is in robust
health. Theipieen, whose health has hitherto
been generally good, has stiffens! of late
years from more or less acute rheumatism.
In some resjiects the prince is less robust
than the queen, and, though in fairly good
health, is advised by his physicians tluit his
constitution is one needing considerable care
and only moderate exercise.
Strangled a Hoy to Death.
DUBLIN, Jan. 2. A 13-year-old boy,
brother to a witness who testified in the case
of a man named Daly, who was tried at Cas
tle island for murder, has been strangled to
death at that place. A man named Connor
has lieen arrested on the charge of beiug the
The San Salvador Rebels I. Irked.
La Libertad, via Galveston, Jan. 2. The
government forces of San Salvador are com
pletely victorious over the iusurgents in the
province of Cuscatlan. aud the revolution is
suppressed. The rebellious town of Cojute
peque has been taken, and Gen. Rivas has
She Drought Murat to Taw.
London, Jan. 2. Tlie Star says that t he
marriage between Miss Gwendoline Caldwell.
of Baltimore, and Prince Murat has lwen
again arranged. Prince Murat, The Star
says, will accept any allowance that Miss
Caldwell may grant him.
The Ccar's Lire Is Not a Happy One.
St. Petehsbcro, Jan. 2. The police have
discovered tbe existence of a deep laid and
widely pervading plot ajraiust the life of
the czar, further investigation into which
will certainly result in many important ar
resta. Farnell lo Deny Those Charges.
LoyDON, Jan. 2. It is stated that at a
meeting of tbe Irish party to tie held on the
eve of tbe reassembling of parliament. Par
hell will make a full denial of the charges
brought agaiust him by Capt. O'Shea.
Salisbury Progressing- Favorably.
London, Jan. 2. Lord Salisbury's physi
cians report that he is progressing favor
ably. A Weil-Known Priest Dead.
Oat aba, Neb., Jan. 2 Father Damen, SL
J., died at Creighton college at 9:45 lost
evening from a stroke of paralysis received
about five months ago at Cheyenne, while on
his way to the Pacific coast Up to the last
he was cheerful and resigned, and realized
fully his approaching death. The Rev. Father
Fitzgerald, president of the Creighton col
lege, says tbe remains will lie taken to Fl
issant, near St. Louis, and laid swiv wion
tbe ashes of so many of his hrctJreu and
Assassins Meet Their Match.
New Orleans, Jaa 2. The Times-Democrat's
Galveston, Tex., special says: A pri
vate telegram received here gives a meager
account ef a triple killing which occurred
at Brazoria on Monday evenius. A man
named VValker was fired upon by three men
lying iA ambush. Hs returned the fire, and
succeeded in killing all three, but in the con
flict was severely wounded, and is not ex
pected to recover.
JTotir men recentlv killed 1.000 pes
on Noman Island. Colusa county, Calis
wubu vneir ammuniuon gave out.
Latest Styles and tlie most
i ;i vinoi r nv
a Lace Curtain Stretchers i
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CUT Of FOLOINOrRAMC.
Will Sive you Money, Time and I.atwr.
F.vtKY liui'st.Ker.rKK Snoi ld ll.vvs Umi
auy lady cud operate llicm.
For Sale Dy
Out rave at a Skaliui; lxt-h.
Minn aiiu.is. Minn., Jan. '2. Tlie first
of a M-r'- l skitin matches U'tKccn Axel
Paulsen, of this city, and Hush J. Mct'or
mick, of sr. Johns, came off yesterdav after
noon at the paiaiv rink in the presence of a
largo audience. McCorniiek trailed Paulsen
the entire distance until the last lap, when
he spurted, and was rapidly gaining, when
some one tlirew a chair in front of him, giv
ing him a i rri'n!e t.-tM. got upand pressed
Paulsen so hard ti:t !i- 1 alter only won l y
alanit two feet A protest was entered".
Time, 1 In in-, 1 mil. 1. 1 and ".7 seconds; d.a
tanee, "Jil V i!"s.
Politic in Montana.
Helena, Mont.., Jan. 2. The Republicans
of the sn'c and house met in joint session
vest, rdav a id unanimously elected CL W.
F. Sanders, n t-t ballot for United States
senator. F. rt'.in second senator there was
no choice. The Democratic: house and live
senators met for n joint si-ssinn, but no quo
rum wa- present. The informal Iwilots taken
for I'mteii States senators were in favor of
V. A. Clark, of Butte, and Martin Maginnis,
K. T. .leflery's Snci-essiir.
Chu auu, Jan. "J. The iUestion as to who
would siieci-cd F.. T. Ji ffery as general man
ager of the Illinois Central Railway com
pany was settled yesterday by President
Stuyvesant Fisli. who issue. 1 a circular ap
Niiiuiug t A. IWk to the place. Mr. Heck
Las been acting mniinger since Mr. JclTery's
resignation. 1-evk immediately niov.sl A.
W. Suliivan and S. il. Russell, who have
leen acting ticder liini, up one step in prade.
Nearly IO! imralllil.
Minpi.ETox, Mass.. Jan. '-'.Charles King,
probably the oldest man in New Kngland.
who w ill lie li-.' years of age Jan 1.1, cele
brated the new ear by a family gathering,
forty of his descendants lieiug present. Mr.
King was 1h,i-ii n-'iir Oueliec, and was the
last of a family of ten sons, one of whom
reached the n-jc ol 1 10. He has a good mem
ory, and is in good health, except that he is
troubled somen lull iili asthmu.
Ind ii;ii:inl -I'roliilillloiiisls.
SrniNCFiF.i.n, )., Jan. 2. Springfield has
just adopted cvntr.il railroad time. This
cit .- is the home of the most radical Prohibi
tionists ill t liiio, and they are indignant at
the change Isvniisti tile saloons can now l e
keptojH U twi nly five minutes lutor without
Violating the ordinance requiring them to
Close at 10 o'clock.
Sli'y-Twn Years Married.
CAKTHAtiF. Ills , Jan. i Judge and Mrs.
Ilavid (ireenlcaf, pioneers of this city and
state, yesterday celebrated the sixty-MS?ond
anniversary of their marriuge. lioth are
nearly 'A years old.
NERVE AND BRAIN TREATMENT.
Specific for Hrrtfria, Imhiv, Kit. Nurnlci, Wakf
futile. Mental lVirMnti. stttuiiir ! the Itraiu.r
nultitur 1 inKniiy nml lMiinir to iiu-pt y tle-av ami
Wih. Premature OM Age, Km remit-". .of Tower
In either mx, lutohmtarj I o c, nml SN-rniiuori hu1
caiiMl by overexertion tt i he drain, ne'.t-il n-e or
ovrr-indulfrr-neo. Ka h to roitain one month'. treat,
ment. fl a bo. r m for $. hent ,v mail iirepai.l.
with ea ti order for m twit, will Mmi iii im-.r
auaiauirv rviunti iconev it ine treatment luiio I
cure. tiurante ikmhiI and T--iiuine sold only by
HARTZ A BAIINSEN,
DrnpiMt. 8o1e Agent, rnrt.fr Third avenue and
i winni'in ntrfet, Knrk lU?id, 111.
The flist coal shipped Into this uiarl;'t
from Mercer comity was frun the mines
oi It. li. tins ui the rail ol 170. ana
hence given Ihe came it soil bears. It is
well known to be tbe lies, so i in tbe
market, and other merchants jave adop
ted the same name and offering aa in
ferior article for the genuine. Lcn't be
deceived, but bu the geDuiDtt celebru'.ca
Mercer count? coal of T. Ellis, ot
Second avenu opposite F(. Joseph's
church. The 'Alee has not tven removed.
but is there stJl, and is the-fly place in
the market wiling tbe c'J and genuine
article. TeUphone 1030.
Public no'e is hereby p "n Ihst at a meeting
of tba city ipmcil of the . -J ot Hork lalnnd to be
beltl on Mily evening 'annarr 6ib. 18WI, ,Dd
at all siibffluent meetrf' tl Woline Central
Street Raiasr Comnai W1" letiHm the ,id
cityoounJI toirrantit r'Kat ot way to co-i-utrjct
fnJ operate its of electric street rai,-
y Ukii an or auy " ioiiowiuk ttrueU.
vn luinietn rtft nineenin venui
"l Poueenth sv.",e! ud Thirteenth arenue
bet.r Thirtieth ,reet U1 Twentr-fiftb a reel
on ThiVy-Brst between Thirteenth toA
FonrteeDl m . nd on Twenty-fifth itrepl
between Thirtf' avenne and Seventh s4nne
and on HeveniV-'anue from Twenty-fifth ktnt
west to EiKhtf th street. ' I
Kock Island. ' Decemlier 27th, A. D Ink)
Molimb cr;"'- Street Railway CoXt
by W. K. Muoaa. Preatdefc" '
Notice If eTr (riven, that the under.1,
has been sr'?ted 'Knee of Abram Loeb.
.11 JioiniFliiT rUim n.
said Abritfl are hereby notified to pres-nt
tbe same t "de osth or sfflrmatton witiin
three m Jrom his d.te. whether aaid clataS
are dur "" A1J Parous indebted to aaid ia
siiniorarelcted to make prompt payraentiof
Dawd Cnber 24th. 1889.
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attractive prices combined make
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STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a good seller. Be
sure and examine this stove aud learn its good points for aftir scting it you will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
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imn I llA ilfilnail V, . , I. Tl I s ,
. l . J uo "uuu vjsK
Kvui .or aoove goons as well as other ilrsirable t0ods Hardware, etc.
JOHN T, NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue
Is too valuable in these, tli
lears, to spend more than a email portion of it in
reading advertisements. We simply name a
few articles that are worth thinking about.
Sideboards, Book Cases,
Fancy Oak and Raitan Rockers,
Parlor Suits, Bedroom Suits,
Ladies' Parlor Desks,! Silveiware, f"
Ornamental Slocks, J Center Tables,
any of thestj things make a suitable Holiday Gift.
The C.F. Adams' Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
A, J. SMITH & SON,
Call and see odV stock and
A. J. SMITH & SON
iok jrf?" aTnft ,
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
as they die -cronu- Psrtie but
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mane m p. D. Bet kw ith. I am the so!
and Twentieth St., Rock Island
closing hours btfor JTewT-
compare our goods and
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