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THE lOCK ISIjAKli AltGUB. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1890.
THE DAIIjY AKGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
WgDHIflDAT. January 8. 1890.
Ballat Rrftni the . O. P.
Matthew S. Quay, of Pennsylvania. !
tbe most astute and able politician in the
republican party, aa wall aa one of tbe
moil naacrupuloui, correctly remarks the
Indianapolis Sentinel. He ia tbe official
bead of the national organization, bale
chairman of the national eiecatfre com
mittee, lie knows the grand old party,
not only In Penniylrania, bat through
out the coanty. One who la familiar
with political matters, therefore, ia not
surprised that be should oppose the Aus
tralian ballet system. At the last ses
sion of the Pennsylvania legislature tbe
democrats tried bard to get a law passed
establishing this system. It waa de
manded by all tbe labor organizations of
tbe state, but Boss Quay Issued orders to
bis leKislature not to heed tbe demand,
and tbe bill waa throttled. Quay can
see, aa all men can see who know any
thing about Pennsylvania politics, that
with such a law the perpetuation of tbe
systematic ballot-box frauds, which
bare made Philadelphia notorious, could
not longer be practiced.
Among other astute politicians who see
that a secret ballot system, which should
require the exercise of any degree of in
telligence in voting, like reading or even
marking a ballot without assistance, and
which would preveot tbe purchase of
floaters "in blocks-of-flre," would be a
blow at the republican party, are Blaine
and Manley, ef Maine, Tom Piatt, of New
York, Dudley, of Indiana, and Clarkson,
Allison and Wilson, ef Iowa. All of them
are doing everything la their power to
prevent tbe adoption of the Australian
system In their respective statea except
Dudley, whose state has already adopted
this system In spite of bim, or rather, per
baps, because of bim, bis brazen rascality
bavins precipitated tbe adoption of the
Such representative republican newspa
pars aa Mr. Dalttead's Commereitil'QautU
and B. Harrison's personal organ, tbe In
dianapolis Journal, bave done all in their
power against ballot retorm. Last spring
tbe Journal left nothing undone to prevent
tbe adoption of the Australian system in
Indiana, and since It was adopted has lost
no opportunity to sneer at it, and to ex
cite popular suspicion and distrust of it.
Tbe Commereial-OtttttU has printed many
furious attacks upon tbe new law from its
special Indiana liar, "V. II. S," and is
bitterly opposed to tbe Introduction of
tbe reform in Ohio.
Long before the year 1890 shall bave
ended the republican party will be solidly
arrayed against tbe "Kangaroo" ballot
law, or any other law which requires the
exercise of intelligence on tbe part of tbe
voter or prevents tbe wholesale purchase
of votes. Tbe republican party is a par
ty of boodle. It is accustomed to carry
tag elections by force, and fraud, and
bribery. It bas perpetrated tbe moat
gigantic election frauds in history. It
stole tbe presidency in 1876 and bought
It in 1830 and 1988. Republican success
depends upon loose election laws, which
will make it easy to commit frauds.
Republican majorities are rolled up where
bribery and intimidation can be most
safely and effectually practiced, as in
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Nevada,
etc., and where general intelligence and
public mortality are lowest, as in Ver
mont. It is not at all strange that not
one of the great leaders of the republican
party not one of its representative pub
lie journals is an advocate of ballot re
form. Pretty much all the effective ad
vocacy it bas had in this country bas
come from democratic and labor leaders,
and from the democratic and independ
Never before in the history of tbe
United Slates bas there been such
Winter aa the present, and never before
in lu history bave tbe people been af
rorded such facilities for travel as are
bow given by the New York Central and
Hudson River Railroad.
Eight magnificently equipped passen
ger trains traverse the Empire State
daily, arriving at and departing from
Grand Central Station, In the very cen
tro of "Tbe American Metropolis."
Aim Turk Timet
i'allaglian Trip It Again.
Rcrahtom. Pa., Jan. H A prixrly drawn
warrant fer the arr"t of Mr Fuwdrly,
sworn out by tilwnnl CalliiKlian Mm Jus
tice Kemier, of Meotlilnl.', wan rarnlvad bnra
VMtwdat When the rnnxtahle wrnt to Mr.
Powrttrly'ii hoiis lm foiiml the grand matter
workman sirk In l-l ith tiiny sore
throat ami '.r.tiiirfiiza, ami iliil not niako tb.
Hu No Faith In th llrolberhomt.
Ci.CVCI.amd, Ohio, Jan. H bob Gilka,
Clavlanl great all-aroutiil ball plarar.
flan-H a Lsui(ii contract for three rarraa-
tarday morning. tVhn askml why ha did so
Uilks Mid: "Hocntiaa I am sn tutted that
very one of tha llrnthf rhol mn who can
do o will return to th Ifaioif In-ldo nf thraa
INTEREST ON STATE MONEY.
A "nit la ftattU th Uiir.tlou I Whom
IntxVBR, Jan. 8. The attorney general
Monday afternoon on behalf of th state be
gan sulta auiiiKt ex-Rtate Treasurer Nathan
a CluWer, William C. Handors, Fred Wal
esa, George ft. Swallow and Peter W. fireen,
together with their boiidamen, for the pur
pose of recovering money which it ia alleged
thaaa officials received an interent on state
funds loaned dilTereut banks, and for which
they failed to account to the state. The
mount sued for ia not stated In the com
plaint, hut It in believed that the amount so
received by each treasurer during the two
years' term will reach nearly $IIW,XX. Tbe
suite are brought for an accounting and
brine up the question whether or not the
state has a right to demand the return of
the Inter Mt upon state funds held by them
during their terms of office.
Meeting of the Republican Leagne.
Nxw York, Jan. 8. President J. M,
Thurston, of the Itepubllcan League of tbe
United B tales, bas called the third aunual
convention of tbe league to be held at Nash
ville, March 4, ItflW. About 1,000 delegates
from the various state leagues are expected
to attend. Alter tbe convention the dele
gates will go to Chattanooga to bold a Re
publican league mass-meeting.
Tezu claims to have a goose sixty-five
vsars old. Now we are not pooee
enougtt to baUeve that, but we do know
mat lexas naa iu.ooo who bave been
sureu py me nse or Dr. Bull s Cough
j' up, a sure curs ior coughs and colds
THE KlUST BRUSH
Between Opposing Elements in
the National House.
atTO f SKIRMISH OVER THE RULES
An Appropriation Bill Taken Up hy a
Vete of I. 1ft to Its Morgan, la the
Senate Advoeates Sending the Negro
Hark to Congo The President nines
the Vlee President and Cabinet Pan
Americans Ready to Hear People Talk
WasRIXOTON ClTT, Jan. 8. The feature
In the bouse proceedings yesterday was the
debate on McComas' motion to take up an
appropriation bill under the rules of the last
house. Mc-Cotnas moved that the bouts go
Into committee of the whole on the District
appropriation bill, the committee to pro
ceed under the rules of tbe last house. To
this Breckinridge of Kentucky raised tbe
question of consideration, the speaker de
cided Br'kiiiridge out of order; the latter
appealed, aud the first partisan question of
the session was before the bouse.
Carlisle Iads the Democrats.
Breckinridge then yielded the floor to Car
lisle, who attacked the speaker's ruling. He
severely criticised the house for its failure to
adopt rules. Crisp of Georgia supported
Carlisle's argument in a long speech. He
said that the minority protested against the
practice which entrusted to the speaker the
power of determining what was and what
was not in order.
Cannon of Illinois said the bill in question
had remained on tbe table for th. eo weeks,
and when the Republicans wished to pro
ceed with the business of the country, the
other side held up their bands in horror be
cause there were no rules.
McKinley of Ohio said the committee on
rules would report a code of rules within a
reasonable, time and the only question was
whether, while awaiting that report, public
business was to be suspended.
Henderson of Iowa said gentlemen on the
other side were opposed to doing anything
without rule, and wanted rules adopted un-
hich nothing could be done.
The Speaker Unstained.
lhe discussion was continued ror some
time on purely partisan lines, and at last s
vote was taken, which sustained the speak'
f t ruling i;v to 1.4. The vote showed a
big lack of a quorum on the Republican
side, but it was enough in this case.
While th Fight Went On.
At times the skirmish was quite bitter.
Many Republicans gathered around the head
of the main aisle to listen to Mr. Carlisle.
Ma J. McKinley made an able speech and the
Democrats had a taste of his qualities as a
leader. He was grave and dignified and
made an excellent impression. His forces
overwhelmed him with applause when he sat
down. Mr. Carlisle was cheered by similar
demonstrations among the Democrats. Along
the line it was give and take. (tan. Hender
son, of Iowa, waa as furious as an enraged
Hon. Crisp, of Georgia, shot several arrows
Into the Republican camp and Mr. Hemp
hill, of South Carolina, used bis lance for
few minutes. It was a lively fight all around,
but neither a Uoliath nor a David was
Negro Question In the Senate.
In toe senate, after the Introduction an.
reference of several bills and resolutions.
Morgan, of Alabama, spoke at great length
on the bill of Senator Butler to provide for
the emigration of colored people from the
southern states. He expressed himself in
favor of voluntary emigration of the colored
people from the South, having reached the
conclusion that there waa a natural incon
gruity and an irrepressible conflict between
She races which nothing could curd except
their final separation. The return of the
negro race to Africa was the final and only
solution of the problem.
Aversion Between the Races.
It wa undeniable that the aversion be
tween the races had greatly increased since
the abolition of slavory, and it would in
crease so long as a large proportion of the
population was of the African race. This feel
ing was not so intense in the south as in the
north. It was not so strong between the
negro and his former matters as It was be
tween the negro and those who never owned
Africa Their Natural Home.
He maintained that Africa was the natu
ral borne of the negro, and, quoting the
description of the Congo basin from Henry
M. Stanley, concluded that that would be
tbe best location for the American negroes
as, by their efforts, civilization would be
more rapidly promoted In Africa than
through any efforts of the whites. Morgan
maintained that Central Africa seemed
destined fur the future conquests of civiliza
tion, and complimented the efforts of the
king of Belgium in that direction.
THE FIRST STATE DINNER.
Banquet to the Vice President and Cabl
Washimotok City, Jan. 9. The first
state dinner of the present administration
was given at the executive mansion last
night The dinner was given in honor of the
Vice president and the members of the cabi
net. The floral decorations In the dining
room were superb. I'otted' plants and
flowers of every description adorned the
window-sills and mantel pieces. Conspicuous
among tbe floral decorations was a large
Ooral shield, containing forty-two stars,
representing tbe present number of states
now In the Union. The full marine band,
under direction of Professor Sousa was in
attendance, and at times fnrnishd delight
f ul music for tbe guests.
The Company Present.
Covers were laid for thirty-six, and be
sides tbe president and Mrs. Harrison there
were present the vice president and Mrs
Morton, the secretary of state, the secretary
of tbe treasury and Mrs. Windom, tbe sec
retary of war, the attorney general and Mrs.
Miller, the postmaster general and Mrs.
Wanamaker, the secretary of the navy and
Mrs. Tracy, the secretary of the interior and
Mrs. Noble, the secretary of agriculture and
Mrs. Rusk, tbe siieaker of the house and
Mrs. Reed, Gen. Schofield, Senator and Mrs.
Sherman, Senator and Mrs, CockreU, Sen
ator and Mrs. Hale, Hon. J. G. Carlisle and
Mrs. Carlisle, Hon. Cornelius N. Bliss i
Mrs. Bliss, Mr. Runnels, Mrs. Logan, Mrs.
Chandler, Mrs. Henry G. Davis and Mrs.
tVASHiNOTon Cmr, Jan. 8. Tbe following
nominations of postmasters in Illinois
sent to tbe senate by th president yester
day: John McKlnney, Jr., Alodo; K. A.
ltettingiir, Ottawa; Frank N. Ties, Mount
Morris) J. L. Hastings, Macon City; Will-
lam Harbaugh, Genesee; John II. I. Lauey,
Effingham; A. H. Rue, JerseyvUIe; K. W,
Hill, Maroa; W. H. Norris, Carlyle; J. E.
O. Clark, Newton; L. T. Linnell, Cohden
E. U. Brush, Carbondale; A. G. rhillipps,
Anna. George Fuller was nominated foi
surveyor of customs at Dubuque, la.
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
Synopsis of the Proceedings Yesterday
In Both House.
W ASHIUQTON cmr, Jon. 8. A bill was
Introduced in the senate yesterday locating
the World's fair of 1393 at the national cap
ital. Voorbees offered a resolution relating
to the case of CoL Dudley and the United
States officials of Indiana, similar to that
offered by Bynum Monday in tbe bouso, but
not asking a committee of investigation.
Edmunds said he favored the resolution and
It went over. Morgan then addressed the
senate in favor of tbe resolution for the ami
gration of negroes to Africa, and after be
concluded the senate held a secret session
In tbe bouse the speaker reported tbat he
had sworn in Samuel J. Randall at his bouse
as a member of the Fifty-first congress
Several bills and resolutions were Intro
duoed aud then McCoinas moved to go into
committee of tbe wbolo on the District ap-
proprlatlon bill uuder th rules of tbe last
bouso. Tlls was opiMd by ' he Democrats,
but filially prevailed and tbe iiouse went Into
eommittes and then adjournal.
Suddenly Stricken by Death.
Washington City, Jan. 8 George Mar
tin, Washington corresponds it of The Pitts
burg Times and other western Journals, died
suddenly last uight of paral sis. Mr. Mar
tin was at the capitol in ust al good health
yesterday. After dining wit h his wife at
home in the evening, and 'vhile laughing
over his immunity from "I grippe," Mr.
Msrtin suddenly fell back in his chair uu
cousclous and expired within an hour
The Tobacco Men I (eard.
Wa8H1njto! Citv., Jan. I. The tobacco
Interest took up the time of the ways and
means committee yesterday nearly au
wanted a duty of at least 3. onU per pound
en foreign leaf, and several fiivored the abo-
tion of tbe internal revenue an tbe "weed."
Robert Stewart, secretary of the Baltimore
Tobacco board of trade, sa d the large to
bacco manufacturers wanted no protection-
their reputation waa sufHcieui.
The Pan-Americans t Work.
Washinoton CrrT, Jan 8. -The members
of the international Ameri can conference
are actively at work at their headquarters.
several committees meeting daily, bearing
arguments from merchants a id others inter
ested in the subjects under consideration.
The committees are now ready to hear state
ments from persons interest. I and appoint
ments may be made by application to the
secretarial! of the conference.
Four New National Banks.
Wabhinotox City, Jan. 8. The First
National bank of Brady, Te c, capital 50,
000; The First National bank of Clyde, O.,
capital x),0i0; The German National bank
of Oshkosh, Wis., capital $1 K),000, and tbe
West End National bank jf Washington
City, capital J00,WX, wert yesterday au
thorized to begin business.
A Pension Official Dead.
Washington City, Jan. K Dr. Charles
McMillan, medical referee f the pension
office, died in this city yesterday of pneu
THE MINERS MUST GO.
Evictions at Ponxsntawney. Pa., Declared
Legal A Grim J oke.
Pitts buro, Jan. & A special to The Times
from Punxsutawney, Pa., sa-s: Tbe petition
of the employes of the Bu falo. Rochester
and Pittsburg Coal company atWalston and
Adrian, asking for a rule to show cause why
the evictions should not be i tared, was re
fused by Judge Wilson at Biookvillo yester
day. When a miner signs one o thesa leases,"
said the judge, ex-judicio, 'be practically
verifies the language of theood old hymn:
'Here, Lord, 1 give myself a ay ; 'tis ail that
I can do.' "
If the evictions do not U ke place it will
not be because tbe law dots not warrant
them. The general opinion U that they will
not be delayed much longer and will very
likely begin to-day.
Roliert Watchorn, of the national execu
tive board Knights of Labor, asked for an
interview with Superintend nt Haskell yes
terday. Haskell replied that he would meet
him socially and talk to him as an individ
ual, but not as the repreet utative of any
BURNED THE CITV HALL.
A Fire at Lewlston. Me., I-estroys a Fine
Library and Other P-nperty.
LrwisTOW, Me., Jan. 8. The Lewiston
city building, containing ti e city hall, the
various city offices, the armories of the mili
tary organization, the Mocha lies' and Manu
facturers' Associations' librsry rooms, and
the postoflice, was burned li at evening, the
Are originating in the elevs tor shaft. The
building, ten years ago, cost ;!i'0,000. There
is no insurance on it. Tbe court records
were saved. The city recor Is are supposed
to be safe in the heavy vaults. The mili
tary companies lose all their equipments.
The ll,CKl volumes of the library were de-
stoyed. They were insured for $6,000.
Many of the volumes were rare works not
easily duplicated. Postmaster Walker saved
all the mails and most of t le government
property, either by carrying it awar or de
positing it in his safes. The mails were dis
patched last night. Tbe fire also destroyed
Tracy's block, adjoining. Ttis was occupied
by F. L Hoyt with a sto k of pictures,
Week' printing office. The Daily Advocate,
and the Androscoggin poultry exhibit
THE DEADLY TYPHUS ABROAD.
Passengers of an Infected ship Scattered
About the Country.
AfOfSTA, Me,, Jan. 7. The secretary ol
tbe State board of health .in Monday re
ceived tbe following notice from the State
board of New York: "Six ases of typhus
fever were reported among t be immigrant
wbo arrived here Dec & on the steamer
n es tern land. Enclosed is a list of steerage
passengers of the steamer, who have scat
tered in every direction, lb names of the
places to which they are be oked not being
obtainable. In case typhus breaks out in
your section it was thought that this list
might be of service. "
The Influenza Epidemic,
New iORK, Jan. 8. The physicians of
the health hoard were confident Monday
that the grip had reached its height and
that a falling ofT in thenumUir of complaints
and the general death rate would folio
Yesterday they acknowledgec that they were
mistaken, for the deaths nun bered ivi. Dr.
dson said there were 4UU,IN 0 persons now
suffering from the grip in Jiis city and no
signs of aliatemeuL
An Ohio Legislator Dying.
Colcmbcs, O., Jan. Hon. Frank W
Knapp, tbe representative ir tbe legislature
from Defiance and Paulding counties, is dy
ing here at his room, and his physicians, Drs.
D. H. Kinsman and J. M. Dunham, bave
given bim up as beyond all relmf. His ill
ness is pneumonia, beginning with influenza.
His death will cut the DemoTatic majority
in tbe house down to five uid to seven on
Died in the Ntreet of I a Grippe.
Dovyr, N. H., Jan. 8. Mary Malin, aged
10, employed in the card rot m of tbe No. 1
mill. Great Falls, waa ill with la grippe y
terday morning and asked to be excused.
While on the way home she f ill in the street
and died alnxwt instantly.
A Death from La (irlppe at Chicago.
Chioaoo, Jan. 8. Mrs. L juise Robiver,
aged 39, died yesterday from influenza with
complications of bronchitis and pleurisy,
after three days' illness. Thii is the second
death from influenza report d to the health
The 8n lizard Is CnJversal.
Toronto reports continue 1 spread of la
grippe in the province. The disease prevails
in virulent form at V innipet.
At Toledo, O., James M. l.euston, lawyer
and politician, died of the grip; only ill
There are 1,000 cases at Canton, O., and
two fatal cases In tb4 county. Tbe Duuber
Watch Case factory is badly crippled, owing
to many or it employes boim; down.
Abatement is reported at Boston.
There is no mitigation of the virulence of
the disease at London, England. Adelaide
Dechon, an American actress, is prostrated.
At Berlin, Germany, an oricial report
published which says that 6 10 officers and
soldiers at Ulm, at Luda igsburg, 130 at
Stuttgart, aud 115 at Heilbrua are suffering
Judge Knickerbocker's Funeral.
Chicago, Jan. 8. The fuiu ral of tbe late
Joshua C. Knickerbocker, jut ge of tbe Pro
bate court of Cook county, was held from
the Second Presbyterian church, this city,
yesterday. The burial was at Oakwoods.
Sunday Law on Taaderbllt Line.
PrrrsBuao, Pa., Jan. 8. In der a recent
rder from Mr. Van der bill nc freight trains
noept those transporting pel iabable freight
are sow being rua oa tbe Pittsburg and
Lake Brie railroaa on Buaaaj .
Portents of Trouble for the Ef
9)ME SIGNIFICANT INCENDIARISM.
Burning at the Kelgian Palace nnd a
Church at Ala la Chappelle Imputed
to a Sullen Proletariat Upheaval ol
Thrones Predicted for 1890 Death of
the Raiser Wllhelm's Widow Spain
Will Stick to Cuba Prodding the O. O.
I. Foreign Flashes.
Londox, Jan. a The burning of St Mich
ael's church at Aix la Chapelle, so closely
succeeding the destruction of the Belgian
monarch's summer palace at Laekin, has
caused great uneasiness in Belgium and Ger
many. Both fires were undoubtedly of in
cendiary origin, and the rulers of the two
countries are now aware that they are in
volved in a deadly conflict with a foe by
whom every means of injury or terrorising
will be adopted.
Itad Property to Insure.
The striking miners of Belgium and the
persecuted Socialists of Germany have in
their misery one means of making them
selves feared, though open revolt is denied
them, and it remains to be seen whether the
natural cunning of the proletariat will not
he too much for the trained acuteness of the
government spies. An English cabinet
officer is credited with the remark that
palaces and churches will henceforth be very
had property to insure, and there is a dread
among connoisseurs lest the priceless objects
of art in such places be lost to the world
through the torch of the reckless incendiary,
Prediction of an Upheaval.
J ravelers on the continent of late years
bave almost universally remarked the sullen
and discontented air of the poorer classes.
The conservative element in Europe has not
lost the opportunity to attribute it to the in
judicious education of the masses, which bas
destroyed the veneration they formerly felt
for their superiors and rendered them averse
to remaining longer the tools of the masters
whom they have learned to bate. There are
numerous predictions that there will be as
great an upheaval of thrones in 1S00 as ren
dered the year 1843 famous in revolutionary
ANOTHER EX-EMPRESS DEAD.
Widow of Kaiser Wllhelm
Away The Feeling In Iterlin.
Bkrlin, Jan. 8. The death of the dowager
Empress A ugusta, which occurred yesterday,
although from tbe nature of her illness and
considering ber advanced age not unex
pected, bas caused a profound feeling of sor
row in Berlin. The attack of influenza with
which she was seized with the utmost vio
lence of the malady gave early Indications
of developing into pneumonia and culmin
ated in that disease despite the srtenuous
efforts of her physicians to avert it.
Effect on the Teople.
The sopnes in the street after theannounce-
tnent of death vividly recalled those following
t he demise of ber husband, the late Emperor
uliam, and tbe reverential demeanor of the
crowds which throng the vicinity of the pal
ace strongly suggests a renewal of the ven
eration in which the old monarch's memory
is held by all Germans, rather than a tribute
to the one just dead irrespective of her asso
ciation with bim.
Trying to Raise a Row.
London, Jan. 8. The Paris Debats is
persistently, and evidently with some effect,
egging on the Portuguese in their dispute
ith England, and is foremost In giving
counsel to the Lisbon government, which.
if followed, will inevitably lead to trouble. It
may be nothing more than a mere coinci
dence, but it is certainly sigirflcant that
many of the means of defense whose applica
tion to the Tacus have been suggested by
The Debats have been put into requisition
by the Portuguese, so that the water way
leading to Lisbon teems with torpedoes and
hidden obstacles to navigation.
Couldn't Hypnotise the Lion.
Parih, Jan, 8. A Miss Sterling entered
tbe lions' cage at Beziers Monday evening,
accompanied by the lion tamer, a professor
of hypnotism. He first attempted to hypno
tize tbe tierce animals. In the case of one.
however, he seemed to have been unsuccess
ful, as no sooner was Miss Sterling well
within the cage than the pomerful brute
threw himself upon her and terribly lacer
ated ber. She was barely saved from being
torn to pieces. The lion tamer courageously
attacked the animal and thus gave the
wounded woman time to crawl from the
Inveighing Against Gladstone.
London, Jan. 8. The Pall Mall Gazette is
inveighiug against Gladstone's silence with
regard to questions of vital interest to the
Liberal party and the country which must
become subjects of parliamentary consider
ation immediately upon the reassembling of
the house, and -declares that his continued
reticence in the face of the popular demand
for an expression of his opinion, is producing
a revolt in the Liberal ranks which not even
tbe ex-premier can quell, if he does not im
mediately take steps to that end.
Randall Sworn In at Home.
Washington CrrT, Jan. 8. Hon. Samuel
J. Randall was sworn in yesterday ai
memlier of the Fifty-first congress, by Speak
er Reed, in accordance with the authority
given bim by the resolution introduced in
the house Monday by Carlisle, The formal
ity took place at 11 o'clock at Randall's resi
dence. He was sitting np and appeared
very comfortable. He expressed himself as
being annoyed by the statements concerning
bis illness which have been going the rounds
of tbe press.
Spanish Comment on Call's Speech.
Madrid, dan, & ine Spanish papers
generally comment on the arguments of
United States Senator Call with reference to
the debt of Cuba with the result of exhibit
ing the absurdity of his resolution and ac
companying remarks. Tbe debt of Cuba, they
assert, is not mainly in the hands of Ger
mans, as Call alleges, but is chiefly held by
Spaniards and Frenohmen. Spain is not and
cannot be influenced by utilitarianism, and
will never sell Cuba.
Americans te Banquet Stanley.
London, Jan. 8. Henry M Stanley hat
accepted the offer of a banquet in bis honor
to be riven by the Americans in London,
rhe banquet will be presided over by Minis
ter Linooln, wbo will present to Stanley on
behalf of his entertainers an American flag
ind a niassive silver sbleld Inwrought with
Salisbury's Latest Mote to Portugal.
Lo.npon, Jan. 8. The latest note sent by
Lord Salisbury to the Portuguese minister
foreign affaire requested Portugal to im
mediately order her agents in southeast
Africa to put a atop at once to acta similar
to those attributed to Serpa Pinto, and inti
mated tbat their continuance would jeopard
ize friendly diplomatic discussions of the
questions at issue.
Dora Pedro's Dead Taken to Lisbon.
Lisbon, Jan. 8. Tbe body of the late em
press of Braail arrived here by rail from
Oporto, yesterday morning, accompanied by
Do in Pedro and the royal family of Brazil.
The body was placed in a vault in the cathe-
diat with appropriate religious ceremocies
A Chin eso Cataclysm, -
Shanghai, Jaa 8. By trie -bursting of
waterspout In tbe province of Nanking a few
days ago, upwards of a hundred persona
were drowned, a number of boats wrecked
and a large amount of property of various
kiuds was destroyed.
An Infant King Critically 111.
Madrid, Jan. 8. The condition of the in
fant king of Spain, who is ill with influenza
is worse than it was yesterday morning and
if causing much anxiety. The physician
are in constant attendance at the little let
A GEORGIA TERROR.
Brief History of Will Wallace,
RAISED IN A MOONSHINE REGION,
He Develops an Amount of Active Cms,
sedness That Makes Him Leader How
He Punished a Negro Who Peached
Cold-Blooded Murder of an Old Man
His Interview with a Too-Outspoken
Preacher His Capture and Release.
Nrw York, Jan. 8. A special to The
World from Atlanta, Go,, says: The re
lease of Will Wallace from the jail of Harris
county on Sunday morning was in full
keeping with his previous career. It was
dashing, desperate, and successful. Wallace
is a man in middle life, athletic, sinewy, and
active. He was raised in tha western por
tion of Harris county, one of the few places
in Georgia where tbe illicit distiller finds a
home, and which, as a consequence, has a
large percentage of vicious men among its
population. Wallace was the most daring
of his fellows and soon came to be recognized
as the loader in all things where courage was
Regius His Career of Crime.
About a year ago a colored man reported
the existence of one of these "stills." Wal
lace essayed tbe roll of detective, caught tbe
negro, tied him to a tree and laid on lashes
enough to teach him better manners in tbe
future. From tbat incident dated a series
of outrages uixm netrroes. Midnight visits
to the cabins on the large plantations be
came frequent, and the lash was used with
unsparing vigor. The name of Will Wallace
soon became prominent as the man who led
the attacks. Tbe murder of Ransom Gordon
made action on the part of tbe citizens im
Murder of an Aged Negro. f"
Gordon was an aged negro, who with his
wife had never left the plantation on which
they were born. One day near the end of
August they were at work in tha cotton
yard. A man wearing a mask came down
the road. He carried a inchester rifle.
As be came near where the old couple were
standing, he deliberately stopped, aimed and
fired, blowing off the old man's head. Tbe
assassin was Will Wallace, The manner of
Gordon s taking off stirred up tbe negroes
terribly, and they were out at the funeralfin
large numbers. The preacher described the
murder in flowing words.
Shoots the Preacher's Lip Oft.
The next day he was on his way to another
appointment when he rode right into Wal
You seem to be very sorry for Gordon
death," said allace.
Yes, replied the preacher, "but ven
geance belongs to the Lord, and we will
leave it to him."
"Couldn't you repeat your sermon of
yesterday" asked Wallace, raising his rifle.
The preacher, thoroughly frightened, dis
mounted, and opening his Bible gave out the
verses and the hymns, which the desperadoes
sang. As a nnale to tbe performance W al
lace took aim and shot off tbe preacher's
The Terror Run Down.
The next week notices were served on the
negroes on all the plantations around. The
utmost confusion prevailed. The cotton
picking season was on hand and it was im
possible to get labor. The negroes crowded
together for protection and many of tbem
began to leave. The people of the mountain
district called an emergency meeting and
organised themselves into a vigilance com
mittee. Tilings became so hot for Wallace
that be left the county. The governor's re
ward set tbe detectives after him and about
three weeks ago he was run down by the
marshal of West Point,
Rescued by His Friends.
The incarceration of Wallace in Hamilton
jail was ill-timed. It placed him within
reach of bis friends. Thus the sun went
down on the scene on Saturday night. Wal
lace had retired within his cell, which was
locked on him. Sheriff Kimbrough went to
his home, and all was quiet. It was well on
toward Sunday morning when the clatter of
hoofs awoke the restless citizens. On every
street were to be seen patrols. Around the
sheriff house a body guard was stationed.
These were sufficient to preserve quiet until
the men at the jail had completed tbe work
of releasing Wallace.
A REMARKABLE DUEL
Between a Wealthy White Woman
Her "gro Coachman.
Jacksonville, Ills., Jan. 8. Miss Fanny
Keener, a young, beautiful and wealthy
white girl, was shot through the lungs and
hip last night, and probably mortally
wounded by her negro coachman. Nathan
Fasten. The negro's business relations have
been very intimate with Miss Keener.
but some trouble bad occurred and last
night when Fasten met the young lady he
began shooting. Miss Keener drew a re
volver and returned the fire, shooting Pasten
in the bend and ann. He will also probably
died. Miss Keener's brother went to ber
rescue and with other assistance clubbed the
negro into unconsciousness, when he was
taken to jaiL
Iriant Is I.lkelj to Hang;.
TToonsviLi.E, JJ. II., Jan. 8. Little Win
nie LePlant, who was beaten and cut by old
Stephen LePlant at Center Hever hill Sat
urday, at the time that LePlant murdered
her little brother with a hammer, is still
alive, but will probably not survive more
than two or three days longer. The cor
oner's jury has decided that LePlant was
not intoxicated, and that he was aane a few
moment before the murder.
WILD STEERS ON A FERRYBOAT.
They Taase a Stampede In Wblrh Luckily
fin One Is Hadljr Hart.
miLA Delphi a, Jan. . A panic was
created among the passengers on the Cam
den ferryboat Columbia Monday evening
while the vessel was midway in tbe Dela
ware river, by a band of steers attacking a
fine team of horses attached to a carriage in
which were Mrs. Beulah Canfield, Miss
Gertrude Browning and Miss Wright. The
team became unmanageable and made
wild dash to escape from their tormentors.
A large numtter of passengers were standing
near the railing in the front of tbe boat as
tbe infuriated animals dashed forward. Men,
women and children tumbled over one
another in their efforts to escape from tha
path of the team, which dashed through tbe
iron railings and plunged overboard and
were drowned. Several people were severely
The Ladles Jumped for Life.
The ladies in the carriage saved their lives
by jumping out before it went overboard.
Tbe team and carriage was valued at C3.000.
During the uproar the steers that started the
trouble rushed into the ladies' oabin and
caused some of tbe ladies to faint, although
none of them were injured. It was almost
miraculous that many persona ware not
seriously injured by tbe horses or steers. The
latter were from the west and very wild.
Derision Against the Standard OIL
New York, Jan. 7. The suit of George
Rice against the Standard oil trust, to com
pel the trustees to transfer to bim five of tbe
trust's certificates which he bought in tbe
open mat ket, and to allow him to obtain
such knowledge of the trust's affalra aa
shareholder is entitled to, was decided by
Judge U Krion in the iSupreme court yester
day in favor of Rice as to the certsfloatea,
but against him as to ordering the trust to
give nice information, though tne judgssays
that as a shareholder he will be entitled
thereto. The trust insisted that Rice only
acquired the certificates in order to harass
the trust with suits.
Failure of m Dakota Bank.
Mikxkapolis, Minn., Jan. 8. A special to
The Tribune from Aberdeen, 8. D., says:
Reports from Columbia, S.D., state that tbe
Bank of Columbia closed its doors yesterday.
Its affairs are said to be in bad shape. Lia
bilities are supposed to be about 110.000.
Latest Styles and the moat
Curtain Stretchers 1
out or rotomo, num.
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
Evsky Housekeeper SnOLxo Uavs UmI
auy lady can operate them.
For Sale By
TELEPHONE NO. 105S.
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Seven murderers are under seutence to l
hanged in North Carolina next month.
Pr. Carver, the champion shot, is danaer
us!y ill with pneumonia at London, Eng
land. According to the report of the state loard
of charities there nra 2,111 insane persons hi
Aaron t'laflm, the widcly-s.siown New
York dry goods merchant, died at his hom
in Brooklyn Tuesday.
New York last year sjeiit $17,000,000 on
her public schools, hiring SI, 7 teachers te
instruct l.MCi,ftii7 pupils.
The liliM-k containing the Bourse and prin
eipal theatre of Rrussels was burned Tuesday
morning. There was no loss of life.
Governor Hoard, of Wisconsin, has ap
pointed Roliert G. Sicbecker, a Democrat, to
succeed the lat Alva Stewart as circuit
Three workmen w?re crushed to death at
jons Island City Tuelay morning by thf
caving in of one of the walls, of tha Iong
Kland railroad niachme ho.
Mrs. Hannah B. South worth, who shot
and killed Stephen L. Fettus last November,
died in her cell in tho Tombs prison, at New
ork, early Tuesday morning.
The supreme court of Indiana has declared
valid the law passed by the last legislature
requiring laborers working for corporation
to lie paid in money. The law was aimed at
the "pluck me" stores.
Otis H. Brown, an aged and prominent
Spiritualist of Osseo, twelve miles north of
Minneapolis, wrote his own funeral sermon
during the last few days, made np his diary
to the end and then killed himself with a
revolver. He was a hermit and ir, is n t
known when the deed wss done.
Struck One of Those Live Wires.
St Locis, Jan. 8. Yesterday morning
at 7 o'clock, as a street car on Fourth street
was bowling along at a rapid rate of speed,
the two horses ran against a broken electric
light wire which hung like a loop across
the street. The shock killed both horsts
instantly and stunned the driver.
The Typos Will Not Strike.
PHrLADKLrniA, Jan. 8. Typographical
union No. 2 met yesterday, and after consid
ering the question of demand of 45 instead of
40 cents per 1,000 ems, resolved not to strike
to enforce the demand. The effect of tbe de
cision win be to indennitelv postpone the
They Are Not Michigan Concerns.
Richmond, Inily Jan. a The American
Mutual and Continental Mutual Insurance
companies, which bave been formed with
out assets, are not Michigan concerns as re
cently reported. One of the companies was
organised at Michigan City and the other at
William Robinson crushed tho skull of
Christopher Ashcroft, at Belloire, O.. Tues
day, during a quarrel over throwing ashes
on the sidewalk. Ashcroft is dead.
Cbtcaoo, Jan. T.
On the board of trade to-day quotations
ranged as follows: Wheat No. 2 January,
opened TTHc, closed TBSc; Februarv. opened
7si. closed 7c; May, opened 8-Mc. closed
81"c Corn No. January, opened ;
closed &H-Hc; February, opened and closed
-W4-54' : May. opened Hfc-Hc, closed 31,c.
Oats No. 2 January, opened , and closef
Usc; Febiuary, opened , closed ; May,
opened tmc and closed 2c. Pork January.
opened , and closed tJt February,
opened . closed f.35; May, opened
$.&, closed ?9.fi74. Lard January,
opened f-YTTV. and closed I-V80.
Livestock The fo lowing were the quota
tions at the Union stock yards: Hcgs Market
opened steady; later now wak and prises 5c
lower. Lhcht grades. $3.Mu3.70; roub pack
ing. $3.5U33J5; mixed lota, ajVHJ.70-. heavy
packing and shipping lota, t-Xt33.T0. Cat
tlsSlow on common to fair at S3.0O$ 90;
good to choice strong, l.V cows, fLsDtaN
3.10; Blockers and feeders, $2.10&eOO. Ehe
Slow, shade weaker; natives, $3.S0uS.6t, lambs,
a5.OUaa.10; western corn-ted, tl.UJH.
Produce: Buttar Fancy Elgin creamery, 9S
27c V ; finest dairy. lWifcSJc: packing stock,
7Uc. Eggs Strictly fresh. 17(217tto V doz.;
Ice house, 1416c. Live poultry Hens, TftSc
a) B; turkeys, ducks. S&10; geeee, .au
6.00 V do. Potatoes Beauty of Hebron, 8ft
40c V bu. on track; common and mixed lots, H
32c. Apples-Uood to fancy, Jl.Ko.) V bbL
Cranberries Wisconsin, fb.tt5it8.75 per box.
fitw York, Jan. 7.
Wheat No. t red winter, WfesTc cash; do
January, Kc; do February, 8 e; do March,
88e; do May, Btfc. Corn No. t mixed.
404c cash; do January, &hf", do February,
3Wc; do March, ac; do May, 862. Oats
Dull but steady; No. t mixed, 28i.,3,4o
rash; do January. 8Mc; do February. i.7?c.
Rye-Dull. Barley Nominal. Fork-Dull;
mess, $l(J.75ail.W for inspected. Lard -January.
W.08: February, $8.17.
Live stock: Cattle No trading In beeves;
dressed beef, fairly Arm; native sides, stfltiVfec
V . Sheep and lambs Qutet; sheep, 4&9o f?
t; lambs, 6THc. Hogs Nominally steady,
with a show of annneast (3.9U $ luo t.
Hay Upland prairie. t7 0S$s.OO.
Hat Tjmouiy-6 6' e$8 00.
Bay Wild. 4$.oetlS 00.
Oora 0 1 t2a3J0c : New 21c&33c.
Cost BoftlU : haid SB. 00
Oora Woo Oak. f4J8; Hickory, 1(4 50. .
attractive prices combined make
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1622 SHUOOHSTID ."VElsTTJE.
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 and learn Us good points for after seeine it you will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This bas been
so popular that it is being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don't be deceived-buy tbe Round Oak made by P. D. Beckwith. I am the Bo'.e
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods, Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
Is ton valuable in these, the closing hours before New
Wars, to spend more than a small portion of it in
reading advertisements. We simply name a
few articles that are worth thinking about.
Sideboards, Book Cases,
Fancy Oak and Rattan Rockers,
Parlor Suits, Bedroom Suits,
Ladies' Parlor Desks, Silverware,
Ornamental Slocks, Center Tables,
any of these things make a snitable Holiday Gift.
The C.F. Adams Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
FOR BRFAKFAST, LUNCH,
USED. NEVER WITHOUT
ASK FOR YELLOW WRAPPER.
For Sale Everywhere.
BRAXCII HOUSE. CXOX SQUARE, NEW YORK
A. J. SMITH & SON,
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A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 Wett Third Street, Opp. Maaonlo Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
DINNER, AND ALL TIMES.
AND THE BEST.