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THE HOCK ISUIlKD AJIGUB, THURSDAY. JANUARY 9 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Thursday. Jajjtjabt 9, 1890.
Hew the Mora I as; raprr Attempts ta
nintprrifBt It rut Krrord
stssse Very Modrat Hat RMIralaaa
If there la anjthlng tbo Union seems to
admire it It a prerarlcator. It would like
to be one itself bad it tbe sagacity and
running to be one without being caught.
But it baa the will nevertheless and if it
baa not tbe way It ought not to be
blamed. Fabrication and misrepresents
tlon are the two points upon which it re
lies chiefly for success, and it is due to
this fact no doubt that it finds itself in
Its present exceedingly unenviable posN
tion. But this morning it displays its
falsity to such an extent that it is ridicu
lousabsolutely ridiculous. It assumes
that It did not fight the Holmes company
coming into Rock Island, but simply op
pored the dismemberment of the poor old
Union line and the building of the bridge
line to Davenport in connection with the
other branches of the Uolmes system,
and now comes tbe most laugh provok
ing part that it "did secure the running
of bridge cars into the heart of Rock Isl
and separate from the syndicate's other
service and the scheme of running cars
direct from Moline over the bridge to
Davenpoit. to the prejudice of Rxk Isl
and's business interests, had to be aban
doned." Think of that. Your smile
Is quite excusable. Such a brazen
assertion would make anyone laagb
clear down to the toea of bis beots who
has any recollection of tbe l'nion'$ attl
tude less than a year and a half ago how
It first ridiculed the idea of tbe Uolmes
people bujing any of the lines in the three
cities; how it protested first against tbe
sale of tbe Moline & IWk Uland line,
against tbe sale of the Union line, and
then how it ranted and yelped and kicked
against the council granting any ordi
nance giving a right to the bridge by
any route. How f.r the purpose of mis
leading the couscil it copied from tbe
Davenport DtmocrttGttttte articles
written for tbat express purpose, and ad
dressed them to the members of the coon'
Cil Individually; bow it protested on tbe
ground that the tracks on tbe bridges
and island would interfere with tbe
pleasure driving of those having fine car
riages; bow it belittled and humiliated
our merchants by claiming that with tbe
Increased facilities for crossing the
river, they could not compete with
Davenport's business men, and bow
after it was all over, and panting
and in despair, it accused the council
of passing an ordinance tbe very ordi
nance it now says it favored which it
said. "should not have received a single
vote in the council." Does not the Union
remember tbat list quoted remark? If it
does not the Arocs will not only direct it
as to where it can be found, but it will
quote for the benefit of the fading mem
ory of the morning paper, and from it,
other utterances equally aa Inconsistent
with its present declarations.
To the council alone is due the credit
f any good judgment that may have
been used in the mapping out of the
route into this city from the bridge. Tbe
thought of allowing a right of way up
Twenty-fourth street to Moline was not
considered. Mr. Holmes asked it, and
aa soon as the committee of the council
told bim it would not be proper to grant
it, he said, "choose your own route and
I shall be satisfied." The Arocs would
then, as It has since, when the Electric
company asked it which, by the way,
baa tbe Union support in so asking
have protested emphatically againt al
lowing any railway rights on Twenty
fourth street between Moline and Second
Any talk that the Union may indulge
in as to any influence it had at the time
the bridge road was built. Is mere "bun
come." Irhtarfcaltle knlrlrie f Boy.
Haw Fha.icihco, Jiui. 0. Kleven-yar-ld
C T.W. I-iirt ran away from home Tuwday
a..! U'-m all nljtht UN f-.fher found
iis on m street yesterday, and railed to
him. The tiy run, though tin- father pmtn
IsmI not tn luirtn him. Tlie lilt la fallow an
tared a bill way and before, llr. Flint could
reach him. shot himself iuil. No cause la
known for the act. Clement bw always
baan a gouu isiy ana was wen treat!!.
Hart HI art In Married Ufa.
Nasmv u.r., Tenn., Jon. C. N. Mo
Lsmore, iiiwnlx-r In ttm firm of II. A. Me-
Lemnre A. Urn., roillort, Columbia, tbia
state, baa sklied ami la several tliouanml dol
lars short ill tila aecnunta. The Inst heard of
klcLsmor wax at Ht. Ixiiik. w dure ho mar
rim! Mian Nellie Carrirk, who lived at
Culutiibia, but waa visiting in thut city.
Urliglous Liberty In Itrasll.
Rio lis J A. km ao, Jan. V. The government
baa Issued a deerre tirnrlaimliig the senara
ration of I'hurrh ami state, guarantying re
lit.)iw equality ami continuing the life sti
pends granted auider the monarrhy.
The l4(Hi raptures l owboy.
Kashas City, Mo., Jiui. 0. Hermann
Long, tbe noted eowloy shortstop, signed
a Ave yaars' contract with the lUmUia League
Tbe I a fmnt aLlos; Improving.
HASaro.Jan. V. The Infant king of Hpaio
vm eoaeiJeraUy better last night and rajrfd
"Want Hark on tbe Ilrotherhood.
COLI'mbus, O., Jan. P. Jack O'Connor,
the great catcher of the Columbus bwm,
wno signed a nrotherhood contract shortly
after the season closed lnat Vaar Arrival
tn this city Tuesday and yeaterrlny signed a
ioiunimis roniran. no aTAtvl that thi
wbole business ha 1 lateu misrepresented to
him by the brotherhood and U was dwtir
ousof jolniug the Coluuibua cluti again.
The tsar Can Take a Hint.
HT. Pytcrhbcru, Jan. 0. Acting upon
hints received from f termany. the ctar I
instituted Inqutryto lhnd of ascertaining
uta tnim in regaru v i ne reoent snooting
ex Ilea In Hiherla. lie haa lnat Uartuut i
details of tbe affair and ordered tbe culprite
to be tried immediately. It is expected they
wui w severely panisneo.
Half a Million Caaee tn Tien a a.
YlxifHA, Jan. . Offloial returns from
Vktana snow that not Inm than 500.0IJO per
SOM In the cltV and suburbs. anumnMna' t.
per sent, of the population, bave suffered
vw un mnuenaa.
Cola V ., Oatham.
iuw, jan. TUave wae a little
Borry of snow abont tnidakjnt hurt night,
sat the weathe. baa Mihel quite oeld.
THE DUDLEY CASE.
Voorhees and Edmunds Enter
tain the Senate.
DEBATE ON THE "BL00IS OF FIYE."
The Indiana Senator Brings the Prest-
dent'a Name Into tbe Matter and Be
flartt t'pon Quay, Who Promptly Be
piles Edmonds Becltes a Little Hoo
alar Crookedness as at Utaad-Off and
"Dan" Declares It Lacking Troth The
Washington Cttt, Jan, 9. As soon as
opportunity offered in tbe senate yesterday
Voorhees called up bis resolution relating to
the "blocks of five" letter and CoL W.W.Dud
ley's exemption from arrest for alleged con
nection therewith, and proceeded to address
the senate upon it at some length. He said
the "crime of Dudley had Inflicted "an In
delible stain on tbe election of 1888, and Im
peached the integrity of tbe political result
that followed. The crime was practically
confessed, yet tbe beniflciary of a polluted
ballot box, now in high place, had felt com
pelled to shield the corrupt implement of
that success from the penalties due to such
notorious guilt Voorbees sent to the clerk's
desk to be read the celebrated "blocks of
five" letter imputed to Dudley.
The President Attacked.
He said that the days and weeks that fol
lowed the publication of this letter would
always be remembered for the rapidity, au
daoisy and fenundity with which the most
aelf-erident falaehooila were conceived and
pal forth by the Republican press to avert
she odium and escape tbe penalities of aa
organize.! attempt at -holwale bribery.
Voorhees spoke of Dudley as the personal
representative of Benjamin Harrison on the
national Republican committee. He said
that after the publication Quay went to In
dianapolis to see those who held the fate of
tbe Republican party in the hollow of their
hands, and that it was very natural to aa
t ime that when he called on rresident Har
rison there it was to secure for Dudley im
munity from prosecution.
Oosj Save It Is Not True.
Quay, who had not taken bis eyes from
Voorhees during his speech, here arose and
said: "I state to the senator from Indiana
that it is not true that in Indianapolis I con
ferred with those who bad the Republican
party in tbe hollow of their band or con
ferred with any one in regard to the case of
Judge and Attorney Criticised.
Voorhees criticised very severely the part
n Judge W oods was said to have taken
in preventing the finding of a bill of indict
ment againrt Dudley. He said he desired to
know whether the action of District Attor
ney Chambers in ordering a United States
commiiwioner not to isaue a warrant for
Dudley's arrest was authorized by tbe attor
ney general, and he would like to know also
what right the district attorney had to issue
such an order. He thought Chambers should
be dismissed, and that this was the best op
portunity the president would ever have of
disavowing his sympathy with Dudley's
Edmunds Takes I'p the Fight.
Edmunds offered a substitute for tbe
lation as follows: "That the attorney gener
al be, and hereby is Instructed to inform the
senate w hat instructions if any, the depart
ment of Justice has given to S. X. Chambers,
district attorney for the district of Indiana,
on the subject of tbe arrest of . W. Dud
ley and bis exemption from arrest; and by
what authority of law any such instructions
have been given; and tbat copies of all such
CorreHpondence be transmitted to the
EUiuumis said that If Dudley bad done all
that be was charged with, he bad certainly
committed (if not a crime against the United
State-) a crime against that class of publio
morality which the senator from Indiana
had "so beautifully described." Still it was
possible that tbe Dudley letter bad been
forged, or so altered as to make a morally
innocent political letter appear a morally
guilty one. He referred to the Morey letter,
and said that he was glad the leaders of the
Democratic party had apparently reformed.
(Laughter In the galleries.
Iodley Charged With Skulking.
Voorbaes asked why Dudley was skulking
and hiding if tbe letter was a forgery.
Edmund' replied that be did not believe
that Dudley waa skulking anywhere.
Voorhees charged that every effort bad
been made to get Dudley within the limits of
tbe state of New York to prosecute his libel
suits against the New York papers but with
Edmunds said that in tbat case the defend
ants were, he supposed, entitled to a judg
ment in their favor. If Dudley had any li
bel suits he probably knew bow to take care
of them. Edmunds continued that the letter,
if genuine, was undoubtedly an offense
against the laws of the state of Indiana, but
where, be asked, had been the Democratic
district attorneys before the chang e of ad
Mls;ht Rave Been an Imitation.
ne suggested that the Dudley letter might
have been imitated of one which had been
sent out by Mr. Whltaker, of Martinsville,
Ind., chairman of a Democratic county com
mittee, on Kept. 7, 1HH8. That letter which
he sent to tbe desk to be read was, he said,
the twin of the Dudley letter. He did not
vouch for the letter, but it was published in
The Terre Haute Express, Edmunds spoke
at length about the tally-sheet frauds hi In
diana in lHxrt, and referred to the fact tbat
Him Coy was not expelled by bis Democratic
brethren of the city council of Indianapolis,
but drew pay as a member of tbat body
while he was serving the county in jail. He
also rehearsed the charges that inmates of
insane asylums and pauper institutions In
Indiana bad been taken to tbe polls and
had voted the straight Ilemocratie ticket.
Tbe letter alleged to have been written by
Mr. Whltaker instructs one of his corre
spondents to "Make tbe doubtful list aa small
as pissdble and mark every one who has to
bave money as Tloat.' Look closely after
very one. Ixt no one escape."
In referring to Sim Coy Edmunds said:
"If this Coy had been a Republican I should
have appealed to him as one brother Repub
lican to another to Just let the common
council pay go and take bis state prison pay,
because there is a statute of tbe United
States certainly against drawing doubLs pay
lor any kind or service.- Laughter. Ed
munds was provokingly satirical all through
oorhoes Ia fends SJIm Coy.
Voorbees charged that the senator from
Vstaaoot had been coashed by the attorney
fiisrsj for so speech be bad made. He do
lled tbe anthenttcfty of the llartinsvllls let
ter. II said Ooy had baan sent to Jail by a
partsarvy malicious court. The people had
suae suatsdnsd Coy at tbe polls.
At the close of the (Ostmssion Edauonds'
amend meet was agreed ts by a party vote
Ctatass Betosw tsss pssiaSssj QSaaw
WAasnsteroM Crrr, imi V-CotBSbimim
Bassn, of she peasldsi offios, has had S&
amination made of the files of the office, and
finds tbat there are now pending in the pen'
slon bureau 4flO,!MO unadjudlcated claims,
classified a- follows: Invalid Claims, 182,0Ao,
widows' claims, 75,370; invalid mcreass
claims, l.i,776; widows' mcrease and accrued
claims, 2.415. Commissioner Raum
placed 35,340 of these claims on the list ol
"completed flies" for immediate considera
BEFORE THE WAYS AND MEANS.
The Farming Interest Vigorously De
WASHiNQTOtt Cttt, Jan. . The ways and
means committee yeiterday couoluded tbs
Bearing on tobacco. L Blgeur, of New
i otk, wanted a duty on fillers of 35 cents net
pound, and on wrappers of from $8 to 15.
Several other gentlemen advocated high
uuues on foreign tobacco. esDeciallr Buma
tria, some of the speakers being fanners whs
uauswwu protection lor tneir interest, w.
E. fioelet, a farmer of IVnnsvlvsnls fa.
vored the repeal of the internal revenue tai
on tobacco, but told tbe committee that ths
iarmcrs wanted duties on agricultural pro
aqual to those on manufactures, and if
this congress did not do thjs the fannsra
wonld gel one that w.mld Ha wanted eggt
and cabbage put on the di tiable list.
Other Hnhjeets Talked About.
A number of articles w ere then discussed
by different gentlemen. 1 1 regard to whisky
George T. Stagg, of Kentucky , wanted to
do away with monthly bo ids and the substi
tution of an annnal bond. He did not com
plain of the tax, but would like to see it re
duced. He knew notbii.g of the whisky
trust, and said it did not exist hi Kentucky.
Arguments were made in favor of protect
ing tbe rice industry by a number of gentle
men from the soutb, vbile Congressman
Lansing, of New York, advocated a duty of
40 cents per bushel on leans and peas in
stead of DO cents. J. C. Drown, of Pennsyl
vania, and Franklin Dyt, secretary of the
agricultural board of New Jersey, addressed
the committee in favor of protecting ths
agricultural interest, wills B. Landreth,
seed grower, spoke for p -otection of his in
dustry. Transactions In Congress.
Washington Cttt., Jin. 9. Little busi
ness of general Interest was done in either
house of congress y ester, lay. In the senat
some routine business as disposed of and
then Voorhees called of his "blocks of five"
resolution, the matter w as discussed and s
substitute proposed by Elmunds containing
the substance of Voorhees' resolution adopted
by a party vote, afftr wl ich a secret session
was held at which not! lug of Interest wai
done and the senate adjoi rnad.
The house devoted thi day to considera
tion and passage of tbe District appropria
The World's V tlr Fight.
Washington Crrr, .'an. . Yesterday
tbe senate special committee on tbe World'i
fair of 1892 began hearing the rival cities.
The first city to put in its claim was St.
Louis, and it was represented by Governor
Francis, of Missouri, anc a number of St.
Louis gentlemen. They urged the central
location of St. Louis an I said there would
be no trouble about a site, as they had six t
Judge Kelly fcloa ly Sinking.
Washington City, Jsn. 9. Judge Kelly
is slowly sinking. Then is no hope of bit
recovery. At midnight 1 ist night Dr. Stan
ton, his physician, said i hat he might live s
few days and he mlgl t die within a few
Medals for the G re sly Survivors.
Washixotox City, Jan. 9. At its meet
ing yesterday morning tbe senate committee
on naval affairs agreed ' report favorably
tbe bill giving medals to the survivors of
the Greely relief expedition.
THE MONTANA DIFFICULTY.
Demoorallo State Senai or Refuse to Oc
cupy Their Seats.
Mixxtapolis, Minn., ."an. 9. The Jour
nal's Helena, Mont., special say: When ths
senate met yesterday rue rnlng none of tbe
Democrat senators was present A call of
the bouse was ordered a id the sergeant-at-arms
sent out in search ol the atwent mem
bers. Par berry was found, but be refused
to come, stating that ther was no authority
for taking him Inasmuch as Governor
Toole Tuesday night signed the certificates
of Clark and Maginnis, tl us recognizing the
organization of the senatj, this detianoe is
regarded as serious. The governor tins also
recognized the senate by ?udinz in his mes
sage, and Lieutenant Governor Richards has
ordered the sergeant-at-e rms to bring the
absentees before the bar of the senate, even
if he has to invoke aid from tbe civil author
ities. Secretary of State Rot witt will not sign
the certificates of the Democratic United
States senators under an) circumstance
Think It Would B- Bad Policy.
New York, Jan. 9. The Star says tbat
several members of the s wthern society op
posed the recent adoptii n by the society of
resolutions eulogistic of Jefferson Davis.
There is also some oppos ion to tbe holding
of a banquet in honor f Gen. Lee on the
20th of this month. The lissentients admire
the characters of Davbi and Lee, but are
afraid tbat by so publicly honoring the con
federate chieftains they vill lose stamliug in
northern business and social circles.
No Typhus Aboard tb
Naw York, Jan. 9. Tl
e quarantine com-
missioners state that no t
were reported aboard t
ernland on Dec 5. The
credit the statement en.
yphus fever cases
te steamer West
anating from Au
v York board of
gusta. Ma, that the Ne
health has warns 1 the wh
danger from such casw.
le country against
Death of aa Er Uovernor.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 9. Ex-Oovernor
George L. Woods died ye. terday af ter a long
and painful illness. He was elected gov
ernor of Oregon in ltto, and in 1S77 was ap
pointed governor of Ttah by President
Grant Since 1874 he has been living on the
Pacific coast practicing biw.
Death of aMethodUt Clergyman.
Btraccse, N. Y., Jan. 9. The Rev. Den
nison S. Llnney, flnamlal manager and
agent of the Wesley an Mtthodist association
of Amerioa, died here Tuesday afternoon.
Tea deceased waa born In Dresden fifty-nine
years ago, and came here from Boston.
ANDREW JACKSON'S BIRTHDAY.
Celebrated by Democrats In Various Clt
las of the Country.
Chicaoo, Jan. 9. Andrew Jackson's
birthday was celebrated here by a street
parade of Democratic societies yesterday
afternoon, followed in the evening by a
memorial meeting at ('-antral Music ball
Ex-Governor Proctor Knott, of Kentucky;
Judge Benjamin Patton, of Ohio, the only
surviving representative of tbe Jackson ad
ministration, and Gen. John F. Wbeless, of
Tennessee, delivered aldremea. On tbe
platform was tbe desk ut yn which President
Jackson wrote his famouii veto of the bank
lng bill, and also the ta lie upon which be
wrote his first message to concress. Ex
Governor Knott's speecii waa an elaborate
wstory or Uen. Jackson't career and highly
eulogistic, and tbat of ."udge Patton was a
collection of reminiscencss of the "hero of
Columbus. O.- f alvlirataa.
Colcmbus, O., Jan. 9. The Jackson ban
quet last night was a i immense affair.
Covers were laid for M 0 guests. Hon. G.
Bar gar presided. At tlie main table were
seated Hon. Calvin & Brice, Hon. J. H.
Thomas. Hon. J. A. Mcllahon. Hon. C. W.
Baker and Hon. Samut 1 F. Hunt, all can
didates for United States senator. Ex-Post-master
General Don M. Dickinson, who was
V have responded to the toast "The Union. '
Was not present A number of toasts were
trunk and eloquent respt nsea made.
A Dinner at Boston.
Boeroir, Jan. 9. Aft a- the Democratic
state committee had fit ished their business
yesterday they attends 1 a dinner at tbs
Tremont house In celol ration of Jackson's
day. Among those prsaint were Charles
Levi Woodbury, Leopold Morse, Patrick
Uagulre, William Asninwall. Patrick A.
Collins, James H. Frendi, J. M. Brennan of
Providence, Mayor Car -oil of Pawtucket,
and others. Mr. Collin), and others spoke,
mostly on state issues.
Butler Extols O a. Jackson.
Boston, Jan. 9. The I utler club held its
annual dinner last night ut the Parker house
and celebrated Jackson ay. Gen. Butler,
Corporal Tanner, Josiah G. Abbott, John I.
Baker, John G. Linen in. Commissioner
Tobin and about 100 otl ers were present
Gen. Butler made a speech extolling Jackson,
especially as an enemy cf mugwumps, and
dsnounced the Australia! ballot sTstem.
Corporal Tanner, Judge W oodbury and others
Naw Tork Bus!
Nkw York, Jan. 9. 1
he Business Men's
Democratic club tenderex
I a banquet at ths
Hoffman house last nl)
;ht to Govs. -elect
Boles of Iowa, Campbell
of Virginia, Abbott of
it Ohio, McKinney
New Jersey, and
ioole ol Montana. The
celebration of tbe battl
Letters were received t
Unner was also in
of New Orleans.
om Grover Cleve-
land, Gov. Hill and other
Startling Death List in New
LA GMPPES FATAL WOEK GOES 05.
An Increase of SO Ter Cent. In Deathi
from the Russian Scourge and Its AUlei
The Undertakers Overwhelmed and
the Medicine Banning Low Progress
or the Epidemic In New England and
the West A Universal Affliction.
New York, Jan. 9. When the figurei
on tbe death rate came in at noon yesterday
to the health board they acknowledged thai
they were alarmed; the number for the
twenty-four hours since Tuesday noon was
250 deaths. When Dr. Kagle scanned the
death certificates, he found that two deaths,
both of men over 40 years of age, were due
directly to the grip; fourteen to the grip
complicated with other oomplaints one of
the victims being a child; thirty-seven tc
bronchitis; sixty-one to pneumonia, caused
or aggravated by the grip, and forty-four
to consumption. The other ninety-two
deaths were due to the various complaints
which usually figure in the daily record.
Tbe death list from la grippe and its alliet
was 60 per cent greater than at any time
since the malady reached our shores.
Undertakers Worked to Death,
The undertakers are worked to the extent
of their facilities, and many funerals are
still delayed beyond the advertised hour be
cause of the demand for bearsea. The police
force is still in a crippled condition, although
many of the convalescent officers are return
ing to duty. Tbe total number of deaths in
the force since tbe epidemio began is four
teen. Two occurred Tuesday. The number
of officers who reported themselves unfit for
duty yesterday was 890, against 413 Tuesday.
The Druggists Running Ont of Medicine.
The drug trade bave sent out notices that
they have more orders for antipyrine than
they can fill in a month. Tbe drug is mods
in Hesse Parmsta.lt, Germany, by a man
named Knorr, and haa been on tbe market
about two years. It is a product of coal tar
and is evolved by a secret process. It is said
that phenaeetine, a new drug discovered by
a German chemist, isbeing used by the medi
cal profession in the present epidemio in
place of antipyrene, A cable dispatch hat
just ben received from Russia saving thai
phenaeetine is the drug used in the present
There were 471 deaths in Brooklyn during
the past week, an increase of 111 over the
FROM VARIOUS EASTERN POINTS.
Boston Shows Less Deaths But Is Stil)
Boston, Jan. 9. There was a very con
siderable falling off in the number of deathi
reported to the board of health, up to 1
o'clock yesterday over the number received
at the same hour Tuewlay. Tolrty-three
deatlis bal been reported yesterday against
fifty-six Tuesday. The board of health say
tbat these figures do not indicate that the
death rate has decreased, but rather that
many of the undertakers are so busy they
have not been able to report the deaths.
Universal In New England.
In Athol, Mass. there are over 300 case
of la grippe. The leading phybiciana are ill,
several schools are closed and the factories
are running short banded.
In Great Falls, X. H., over 100 people arc
ill with the disease.
Natlck, Man., reports from 25 to 35 per
cent, of the people in tbe shops afflicted, and
the doctors all sick.
About 8X) persons have been prostrated in
Lowell. Many teachers and pupils are sick
in New Bedford and Marblehead. E3C
Nor walk, Conn., estimates that 10 per
cent of the population are afflicted.
In Salem w per cent, of the school chil
dren are out, and the superior court has
suspended its sittings.
In Lowell Arthur Thelan died Tuesday of
capillary brvickltts, superinduced by la
grippe. There are hundreds of absentees
from the mills and schools.
In Nashua, N. H , it is estimated that
there bave been 2,500 cases, and the number
In Providence, R. L, Mr. Howard, Demo
cratic candidate for tbe mayoralty, was de
lirious with the grippe Tuesday night. Tbe
disease is severely felt along the valley of
the Blackstone and Pawtuxet rivers. New
port and Bristol counties, Rhode Island,
have it lightly, but elsewhere there is much
and severe illness. There has been a marked
Increase of the death rate throughout tbe
Deputy Warden Huckins, of tbe the state
prison, was taken with bt grippe last Friday.
The disease has developed into congestion of
the lungs and heart failure and be is not ex
pec td to live. Six other prison officials and
about forty convicts are now suffering with
Font Deaths at Rochester, N. T,
Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 9. Four deaths
from pneumonia have been reported during
Tuesday and yesterday, and in each case tbe
illness bad resulted from the Russian influ
Invading the Academies.
Akdover, Mass., Jan. 9. Influenza is rag
ing hero. Quite a number of student? at
Phillips academy and Professors Comstock,
Uile and Jeernegan are suffering with it
WESTERN DISTRICTS AFFLICTED.
Rapid Progress of the Epidemic In Da
kota and Elsewhere.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 9. A special to
The Tribune from Yankton, 8. D., says: La
grlpMj had full sway here during the past
week, about 100 cases being reported. Three
physicians are among the afflicted. Only
one case, which was followed by pneumonia.
has proved fatal At Vermillion, twenty-
nve muss east oi kanxtou, nity cases are
known, aU physicians of the town being
down witb tbe disease.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 9. A special to
Tbe Tribune from Hkux Falls, 8. D., says
Since the advent of la grippe in this city
less than two weeks ago, something over
200 cases have been reported. There are
now nearly a hundred persons in the city
suffering from the disease and from one to
a dozen new cases are reported daily.
Two Deaths at Peoria.
Pkoria, Ills., Jan. 9. Physicians acknowl
edge that two deaths have taken place here
from influenza. Among the more promi
nent sufferers are Postmaster Stone, Judge
tv B. rags and State's Attorney Niehaus.
Many employes of stores are laid up.
The Affliction at Chicago.
Cbicaoo, Jan. 9. La grippe is fastening
its alutahas on the cWgymen of Chicago and
thev are sneezing and coughing in a wonder-
Wif orthodox manner. Many oX the West
Side carmsn are laid un. Objures 3. Willis,
a driver on Lake street, died at his boarding
house on Warren avenue Tuesday of pneu
monia, which was produced by influenza.
La grippe has attacked the Desplaines street
police force, and as a consequence twenty
seven men are off duty. Capt, Laughlin and
oergt. Kelly are among the stricken.
There are several dangerous cases at Bhel
Kalamazoo, Mich., reports 180 cases.
A Governor Laid Up.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 9. Governor Hum
phrey and State Treasurer Hamilton are
both confined to bed with influenza. The
governor is not dangerously ill, but Mr.
Hamilton is seriously sick.
The Grip at Galeeburg, Tils.
(l.ivinritn Til T A T d ..
reached Galesburg, and a number of railroad
urou bus uuwu witn tue aisease.
Declared Laaapsoa Elected.
tXJLDsrerS, U., Jan, ".The two housaa of
the legislature yesterday in Joint convention
canvassed the vote ror state officers, and the
sWnng president of the senate declared Boa.
S. I Lampson, Remiblioan, elected lleuten-
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SHOT HER TO DEATH
Details of the Tragedy at Jack
sonvi le, Ills.
lOSS KEENEK'S CASE IS HOPELESS.
Facts Abont the Yoang Woman's Famllj
Her Relations with the Negro Posten
Bring the White-Caps Down on Hsr,
bnt They Find Her Prepared The Fa
tal Shot of an In grate, for Whose Life
Jacksonville, Ills., Jan. 9. Frank!
Keener, the beautiful, wealthy and waywarc
girl who was shot Tuesday by Nathan Pos
ten, was in a critical condition last night
and will probably die of her injuries. Posten,
the negro, who was shot by Miss Keener and
beaten on the head with a gun stock, is else
very low. The relations of Miss Keener and
Posten have long been tbe subjeot of un
favorable comment in this vicinity. A few
years ago Mrs. C. C. Keener, whose real
name waa Moore, purchased property Just
west of this city and built a flue residence.
She was the daughter of a highly respectabls
commission merchant of Naples, but had
been divorced from her husband and was not
generally received in society here. She wai
more or lees addicted to tbe use of rough
language and was in other respects a peculiar
Further Family Information.
She bad two sons and a daughter, all of
whom were inclined to be wild. The young
woman seemed to have a fascination for
Posten, who is black as a coal and extremely
repulsive in appearance. They were to
gether a great deal, and many stories were
circulated concerning them. Posten was
married, but neglected his wife, though he
was generally industrious at the Keener
mansion. Three years ago Mrs. Keener
married F. C. Taylor, of this city, who,
though he was pained at the condition of af
fairs at the Keener residence, was unable to
do much toward correcting them. About a
year ago Mrs. Keener-Taylor died quite sud
denly and Mr. Taylor left the place, which
Miss Frankie continued to manage with the
help of her younger brother and Posten.
Mands Off the White-Caps.
The talk of the neighborhood increased,
and once during the summer White-Caps
visited the house at night and ordered Posten
to leave. Miss Keener and her forces were
all well armed, however, and repelled the
intruders. During the fall she moved intc
the city and sent Posten to Mt Pleasant, la.,
with several of her homes and some house
hold goods. She made two or three trips
westward after that, and Posten savs she
spent a week in his vicinity about Christmai
Tuesday morning Posten arrived in thb
city about 4 o'clock, and soon after went to
Miss Keener s house, where she was living
with her brother and a hired girl, and sent a
man in to ask for an interview with her, he
meanwhile waiting outside. The request wa
Tosten Begins His Attack.
Once or twice during the day he reap
peared, and finally in tbe afternoon she went
out and tal ked with him awhile, returning
to the house much disturbed. She siion after
put on her things and went to police head
quarters and aked for protection against
Posten, saying she feared he would shoot her
brother. She was promised the desired aid
as soon as tbe men arrived, anil started
home. As she n eared the gate she met a
young neighbor named Bancroft and stopped
to speak with him. While they were talking
Posten stepped out of the house and ap
proached them. Bancroft, not recognizing
him, said "Good evening," and Posten re
sponded with a blow tbat staggered him and
followed it up with two shots from a re
volver, one of which badly shattered Ban
croft's loft arm.
The Tarti-Colored Duel. ,
Bancroft started to run, and Posten turned
his artillery on Miss Keener, one ball enter
ing her right hip and lodging somewhere in
her body. Miss Keener returned the fire
with a small pistol, inflicting a flesh wound
in his right arm. Her brother Tom and Jim
Brown, a colored chore-boy, rushed on the
scene and the former tried to fire, but hit
pistols were not loaded. Tom then clinched
with Posten and threw him down and took
away his revolver. Posten begged to be
killed or released, and Miss Keener pleaded
for him so hard that the loys, supposing be
was unarmed, let him up.
An Ungrateful Miscreant.
With his left band ho drew another re
volver and fired at Miss K-ener again. The
first time she threw up his hand and the bul
let went into the air, but the second shot en
tered her left breast just lielow the collar
bone and went through her lung and lodged
under the skin on the other side. Meanwhile
Tom had gone into the house for more car
tridges, while Brown, the chore lioy, seize,
a shotgun which he had brought from the
house but dropped in the excitement, and,
rushing on Posten, bclalMired him with the
butt. He struck Posten's right arm where
it had been bit by the bullet and crushed the
bone, inflicted several severe wounds on the
head and sent Posten sprawling into the
ditch. Tom appeared at this moment with
fresh ammunition, but was not permitted to
use it, as several persons arrived and put a
stop to the conflict.
The Girl's Case Hopeless.
There is no hope of Miss Keener s recov
ery. Her brother received slight wounds in
each hand. Brown escaped unharmed. The
generally accepted theory is that in sending
Posten to Iowa Miss Keener was trying to
get rid of him, though she was afraid to set
him adrift, and that in a fit of jealousy he
returned, and while slightly intoxicated,
committed the terrible deed.
United States Treasurer Huston is in bed
with a severe cold.
The strikers at Cbarleroi, Belgium, now
number nearly 18,000.
Ex-United States Senator Lapham died
Wednesday at Rochester, N. Y.
A snowstorm is progressing in ths lumbst
regions of Michigan and lumbermen are
Eight persons were drowned at Lupeok,
Germany, Wednesday, by breaking through
tbe ice while skating.
Charles MitcheU, the English pugilist,
thrashed Viscount Mandeville in a Londos
restaurant Tuesday night
F. R. Lawlor & Co., retail dry goods ai
Chicago, failed Wednesday. Liabilitlsi
about $00,000; assets, $90,000.
The Kansas Dairy association at tbeh
meeting Wednesday resolved that oleomar
garine should be colored pink.
The Patoka river in Indiana is on a ram
page and out of its banks. A tract of coun
try twenty miles long and four miles widt
The returns of tho British board of tradi
for ths year 1889 show an increase of 40,'
000,000 In the imports and 14,000,000 in the
exports over the year 1888.
John Luyton was killed Tuesday night at
Liberty, Mo., by James L. Sbeett, a lawyer,
and now the people of that bailiwick want U
exhibit their reverence for law and order bj
At Sunderland, Eng., Wednesday, a shif
loaded with petroleum caught fire, and thl
burning oil set fire to several other Trssnls
The loss was beavy. A fireman working or
one of tbe vessels fell overboard and wai
Anna Curtis, aged 18, who bad "got relig
ion" at a camp-meeting in Grayson county,
Va., asked tbe meeting to pray for her Bun
day, a she could no longer bear tbe burdes
of her sins, and then went home and
drowned herself in the well.
Bv an accident nn t.ha TiniaiHIla ami
ville railway at Newport, Ky., Wednesday,
vuu-ence juenora, aged clorx at tna
round house, waa cauo-ht hatwaan Via
der and engine and crushed into a shapeleei
mass. Eight other men were more or iesi
injured, none fatally.
The Western Union Telegraph company!
building at the corner of Olive and Third
streets, St. Louis, was burned Wednesday,
Loss, f 100,000, of which 130,000 falls on thl
Western Union. The Associated Press qfflof
waa in the building. The cause of thi fin
wasa broken electric light wire.
Latest Styles and the mo3t
s a,! m rrjv 11 Ui 1
Plliro Purtain Sfrofr-hore HI
' fan i rt -ITTTXITT -.TO
Will Sive you Money, Tims and Labor,
A - . 1 - " '
&y liuly can operate them.
For fcaie tsy
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TELEPHONE NO. 10M.
I'ai-kcd tiie Jury nn Til Fill.
Jacksonville, l-'lii., Jan. 9. During tin
trial yost-rlny of a man uaiiiod Chairs, a
iK-mocrat, for e!ctin fraud, Deputy Mar
shal Kirk, a w irness in the ca, produced s
lttr from John H. Mizrll, United 8tat
marshal, in which the former is directed, tc
innki- out n lit of fifty or sixty "true and
tried .-publicans" to serve on the Unite!
Stales j.r.nv.1 jury lefore which Chairs' case
came, Tiie law prohibits such discrimina
tion and tiitich indijntattoii ngninrt Mizell M
exressed by citizens refrard:ess of party.
I'.irni 1! Makes a Denial.
LoNixtN, Jan. l'arnell, in reply to th
voto of the Ennistowu board expressing
confidence iu the aklity of t 'apt. O'Sliea M
sustain chartfH" again-st biui (Paniell), saysi
" I'he action of the board may be more ad
vantaceously met with the deadly weapon
of siient contempt. This I intend, while ut
teriy and entireiy denying ali culiialulity."
Chicaoo, Jan. 8.
trade to-day quotation!
Wheat No. 2 January,
Tfi'y; IVbruary, ojiened
May, opened 814-'e.
On the lnard of
ranged as follows:
ojicned TlVr. dosed
j-fee. niisM .-4c:
closed WK-V- Corn -No. 2 January, opened
died 2f-2 c; Kebrmry, ojiened lVio,
cliwod .St1-'4 ; May. opened ; lsc, closod
aiV-Tic l tats -No. 2 January, opened sWsO.
closed i"o; Keb nary, opened and closed
3-4c; May, oi.-ned and closed SJc. Pork
January, oined , closed $v.25. February.
opened . closed f'J.36; May, opened
JH.CH. dosed fO.Tt. Lard January,
otenud f -VTT1. closed j.(0.
L ve ti-rk The fo lowing w:re tho quota
tions at ih Union stock yards: ili-gr Market
ojiened active; best heavy lots ftc higher; othel
lots unchanged: li-ht grades, AoSmS.?
rouuh luckiUK. $!LSitij3.aS; mixed lota, Jo.iitf
3.70: heavy Slacking uud shipping- lot. ja.rt,
Produce: Rutter Fancy Khzin creamery, 3t
SU-Tc ; finest dairy, lxsySie; packing- stock,
TdiOc, Etiirs-Striclly fresh, 17d-Ko y dos.;
Ice honse. U<ic. live poultry-liens, T(gic
V tt; turkeys. tM-W: ducks, ?jlU; peeae, S.3
&.OU i doi. l'otato.- leauty of Hebron.
fk- V bu. on track; common and snixsd lots, &
tiifc. Apples -tJtio.1 to fancy, $1.AS.J0 p bbl.
Cranberries-- Wisconsin. Ss.C5jS.75 per box.
New Tork, Jan. 8.
Wheat No. 2 red winter, KTe cash; do Jan
uary, 5?ic; do February, 8 ago; do March,
KTSyn do May. N4c. Corn Xo. mix ad,
SBHHt-loVfeC cash; do January, CKlc; do Feb
ruary, it-vJio; do March, 3-"Su; do Way, StMa.
Oats Quiet but steady; No. ndxsd. fi
2S?4o cash: do Jiuarr. S4m do May.
t',4e. Rya Nominal, barley NoauiAaL Pork
Poll; wo. $lU.5Uiftll.OO for luspeotad. Lard
February, StUtf, March. $8.25; 3iay, -4.J.
Live Stock: Cattle Firman oAtnmon to
choice native steurs, S0.M.14.15 V hW &; bulls
and eows, fS.rtVfT-S.&V sSieep and lambs Finn)
sheep, ft-tVrj.ua v mo rt. lambs, SS.tekJT.rtSi,
Hogs Steady; a24.10 l 1UU .
Hay Upland prairie. ST Wi?S 00
Hay Tlmotny J6 5 (,i Js.00.
Hay Wild. 4". ffh5 UJ
Oorn-Old28o5t30c; New 21r23e.
Potatoes 18 30c
Ooel sof lie : hil rs 00
Cord Wood-Oak, H.; Hickory. ! (4 50.
JOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed proposals will be received st the City
Clerk s offlre, city of Kock lelsnd, until Mondar
the 3d day of Febrnary, A. D. 1MW1, st o'clock r
. for construct ine the improvements ordered by
ordinances of said city, which were adopted
November 16lh Dd December IHth 1S89, respec
tively, and are entitled "An ordinance for the im
provement of Second avnne from the west line
of Fourteenth street to the west line of Ninth
street in the oily of Rock Island :" also, " n or
dinance for the lmproTemeot of Twentieth stree t
from the north line of First avenue to tbe aonth
line of Ninth svenue in the city of Kock Island
and for the levying of a special tax therefor,'1
and for furnishing the materials and doing the
work according to tbe plans and specification
The said improvement ordered by said ordi
nances consists of curbing with curbstones,
excavating, gradine, improving and paving with
paving brick of good qua ity, thirteen blocks of
streets in said title of said ordinances set ont.
The said Improvement must be constructed,
and the materials therefor furnished must be iu
acccrrtance with the plsns and specifications for
said Improvement on file in tbe said city clerk's
ofllce, at which said office, said plans and specifi
cations are open to the inspection of all persons
Interested therein. Contractors are to furnish
samples of brick with which work is to bs done
Bricks used in the work must correspond with
the samples in quality and style. All bids must
be accompanied with a certified check in the sum
of Five Hundred Dollars, pavabls to the order of
tbe city treasurer of said city, which shall be
come forfaited to said city in case the bidder shall
fail to enter into contract, with approved sureties,
to execute the work for the price mentioned in his
bid, and accasdinr to the plans and specifications,
in the event that the couti set should be swarded
The contractor is slso required to obey the ordi
nance relating to the eight hour labor system for
contract work done by the city of Rock Island,
passed November 4th, 188.
Blank bid will be furniehed on application at
ths city clerk's office. All bidders and ether
persons msy attend at ths opening of said bids.
The right to reject any and all bids or propo
sals received Is hereby expressly reserved.
ROBERT KOEULER. city Clerk.
Dated this 8tb day of January, !
The co-partnership heretofore existing tinder
the firm name of Sutcliffe Bros., ha thi day
been dissolved, Mr. Fred Sutcllne retiring. M r
Geo. Butcllffe will continue the business st No.
1481 Second svenue and 819 Twentieth street, and
will receipt for all monies dus and assume all
liabilities of the late firm. The firm name will
remain as heretofore.
. s,. - FEED SUTCL1FFK.
Bock Island, IU., Jan. 8th, XS80.
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IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
its ornampnl!i.i'lB i .the ,0Dg f ADDIN Stoyes. This is beautiful in
L!f . T ' D?ytl iD many of 518 'etar-i bound to be a good seller. Be
lPolntBtot after seeing it jou will
Srt JLh,V" fu ?Ur8e u -8Upply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
doTC V "beinS cPied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
t In, r deenred-bJ Round Oak-made by P. D. Bcckwith. I am the sole
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods. Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
Is too valuable in these, the closing hours before New
Ytars, to spend more than a small portion of it in
reading advertisements. We simply name a
fVw 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 suitable Holiday Gift.
The C. F. Adams' Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
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A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 Wert Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
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