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THE HOCK. I8IiAm ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 15. 1890.
jTIIE DAILY AKGUS SENATORIAL IRE.
JOHN W. POTTER.
WkDHESOAT, JaHCART 15. 1890.
Tmi Amies takes pleasar tn presenting to lit I
rssdsri tonight an Interacting letter from the rer-
tile pen of "Bill Nye" on the growth of Cbl
go, from hn noma standpoint, of eonrse. We
also wish to annoanr that Nye's letters will be s
special weekly frnre of the Amn In the fa-
tar, baring eernred the eiclastrs right to are
tbeia la Bock Island county. Mr. Nye's wrltlnire
were never so widely road ae aow, and w pro
alct thai they will make an Julereatlng special
Thb present Influenza epidemic sun-
ceit a that It it more nroflUble to own a
drug store than a coal mine.
Angry Outbreak Between
Call and Plumb.
301IE LETT-HANDED COMTLIMENTS.
Meae of reaalvaala.
j Aa organization hat been formed for a
;: slate organization of ostites of rennsjl
vanta bow residing In Illinois, to be
'1 known aa Ibe "tWins of IVnnsjWanla."
Pennsjlvaniana n particularly nuroer-
out In tilt portion of the ttale. Tbe
headquarters of tbe association la 431,
'The Rookerj." Chicago. Tbe objecU
of tbe association are tt forth In the
preamble aa follow:
We, tbe nailvea ami former residents
of PennKtlfanla, now n-aMing in the
tale of Illinois, do hereby associate our
selves together, undir the name of tbe
8ons of Pennsylvania, for the purpose
of promotion more Intimate acquaintance
with each other, cultivating end keeping
elite the associations and reviving the
recollection! of our native atate.
Ohia'a Sew SWavrraer.
' Gov. Campbell'a inaugural address to
the Ohio legislature it an able document
aad will strengthen tbe favorable lav
presslon wbich he baa already created in
the country. One of the strong pointa In
bla messuge ia the plea in favor of the
Australian election system, of which be
No reform in government can be sue
ceaaful unleaa every elector ia secured a
free, secret, untramoieled, and unpur
chased ballot wbU h shall be honestly
coonted and returned. Our election laws
are far from perfect, and those who pro
fess to believe that they are not suscep
tible of amendment have failed to study
the great reforms made in other states.
The "Australian system" has been suc
cessfully tried in Norway, England, Italy,
Belgium, Canada and Australia, and
adopted, with modifications, in Massa
chusetts. Rhode Inland, Indiana, Wiscon
in, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri,
Montana, Michigan, Connecticut and
Kentucky. The late governor of Massa
chusetts testifies that "in its maio princi
ples It is beyond criticism." The United
States marshal, belonging to a political
party in opposition to the governor, has
written: "The system is most admirable.
There is no more bulldozing by manu
facturers. They cannot march their men
to tbe polls under a foreman and vote
them all for one ticket. It does away
with everything that makes politics dis
reputable." Tbe cardioal features of the
1. AH ballots must he printed and dis
tributed at public expense.
2. Tbe names of all candidates for tbe
same office must be printed on the same
8. The ballot must be delivered to tbe
voter within the polling place bv sworn
4. Only ballots s delivered can be
5. Tbe voter is guaranteed absolute
privacy in preparing bis ballot.
fl. Its secrecy is made compulsory.
You are recommended to Investigate
this system and to introduce It by proper
legislation. In answer to tbe objection
that it might disfranchise illiterate vot
ers. It may be said that provision can be
made for such voter to select one of the
ballot clerks to retire with him under
severe penalties airalnnt divulging what
may pass between them. Another means
of accomplishing the same result is to
permit the preparation beforehand by the
voter, through some trusted friend, of a
ballot imltaing the official ballot except
In color. The illiterate voter can take
the prepared ballot into the booth and
there copy lis markings on the official
There is yet one evil that remains un
corrected by this reform. It terminates
direct bribery that is the purchase of
persons who sell their voles or influence
but it does not check the practice of
paying men for voting ibe ticket of that
party to which tbey nominally belong.
There are electors who would not vote
against their supposed principles, yet
seldom vote for them unless paid for a
day's work. ' Such voters can he trusted
to retire in privacy and mark the nsmes
f the candidates for whom they are
thus paid to vole. Consequently this
specie of indirect bribery is not prevent
ed by secret voting. It is difficult to
know just bow to reach it. Possibly
when public sentiment becomes suffi
ciently educated, a compulsory election
law with severe penalties, may be en
forced. It Is believed, however, that tbe
attempt to enforce such a law now would
Thm Wordy War End oa About Ktob
Ttrmi (KM of ttao IMrlleaHy Shar
aaaa's Aatl-Tm.t Kill Farorably Re
ported A Ho ft Snap at Chicago Glrea
Oat to tha Barprls of Farwall The
Day's Work la Coagroaa Nosae.
Washington City, Jan. 15. There was
yuite aa acrimonious debate in the senate
fasUrday between Call and Plumb, and each
gentleman expressed a difficulty in accept
ing aa truth what tha other fellow said that
was almost equal to tbe lie direct Call made
a speech at length on hla resolutions in rela
tion to tbe claims of Florida under tbe
swamp land grant, and the alleged unlawful
elections of land In Florida. I'lurub, reply
in to CalL said that the United State bad
granted to the stat of Florida more than
half tbe lands within its limits. Sixteen
million or 1H,OUO,000 acres had been granted
aa swamp land, yet the senator from Florida
said now that most of it was arable land. So
much greater was the derelictions of the sen
ator's state if it hail betrayed IU trust
lunoetleaa oa the Florida Htateemaa.
He Plumb would resign bis seat In tne
senate if be were to bring forward such a
complaint against bis own estate, after be
ing to cowardly to proclaim it on tbe stump
within Its border. Tbe United States lost
Jurisdiction or the lamia when they were
transferred. It did not become tbe senator
from Florida to impugn the motives of the
committee memrra who bad not agreed
with blm on this bilL The senator had
asked him tan eesKiona atro to report a bill
to oonflrm the title to certain railroad lands.
Bo the frauds were to be condoned under
oerUsin conditions, but never in speech. He
had frequently been inclined to convict the
l&ator from Florida of falsehood, but be
bid, "there are some accusations which are
jet on tbe accused."
rinrob Gets "Called Dows."
Call I will not be mored, Mr. President,
by this extraordinary example of the senator
from Kansas to follow his bad manners or
his oontemptible methods. He cannot have
a poorer opinion of me than I have of the
senator from Kansas. I have not been in tbe
habit of violating the rules of debate and
discussion. But if the senate thinks by his
idle bravado, by his defence of this vast
spoliation of the public domain in tbe inter
est of those who have profited by It, that he
can intimidate me from defending the rights
of the people of my state, I treat him with
the scorn and the contempt that be deserves.
The senator from Kansas has spoken without
the truth. My record in the state of Florida
is known. There is no boodlt r there whom
he defends who does not attack me in similar
language, and denunciation such as he has
Charged with Shameful Ignorance.
Call said further that Plumb was shame
fully ignorant of the subject, and that it
was disreputable to the senate that it should
have as cualrm an of the committee on pub
lie lands a senator who not only defends the
Interests of the boodlera, but shows his ig
norance of the subject specially committed
Origin of the Bow.
This sensational "spat" grew out of the
claims of the state of Florida to lands al
leged to have been illegally held from her by
the swamp land act Call baa been persist
ently ursine this question upon the senate
for a year or two, but in such a disjointed
way than even bis own colleagues on the
Democratic side have been unable to per
oalTe what kind of legislation he
really desired to obtain. The com
mittee on public lands investigated the
question in response to a resolution intro
duced by Call, and made a report That re
port was attacked by Call, and the speech
which be made upon it was taken as a per
sonal insult by the Republican members of
tbe committee. Plumb, aa the chairman,
was especially indignant and started his
fight straight ont from the shouluVr'and in
five minutes the senators on both sides of the
chamber were intently listening to the un
usual torrent of abuse which he heaped up
on the head of Senator Call, who sat oppo
site him nervously twirling his eyegl
collector of customs at Coicr.go. Mr. Clark
did not have the indorsement of a si agle one
of tbe officials who thought it their particu
lar province to select tbe official, and Senator
Farwell ia especially surprised, and perhaps
something else, bnt says bi will
not lose his temper or d any
thing rash. Ten months ago Senators
Farwell, Cullom and the fopublitan con
gressman interested joined in recommending
to tbe president a "slate" for the Chicago
federal offices. This was ex-Lit ti tenant
Governor Campbell for collector of the port,
Chris Mamer for collector of internal
revenue, Capt Nell for sub-treasure, Gen.
Pearson for appraiser and Col. Babwck for
marshal. Mamer ia the only one of the five
that haa been appointed. Mr. Clark is a
stalwart Republican and entirely unob
jectionable from a 'business' point cf view.
Tne president also sent in the tames of
Chris. Mamer for collector of intern d reve
nue at Chicago; Joseph Cook, supervising in
spector of steam vessels for tbe Eighth dis
trict, Michigan, and George H. 1 opsins,
collector of customs at Detroit
She Lays Her Case Before the
RASH WOEK OF WRATHY STUDENTS
The Silver Men oa Hand.
WAsnuiOTON City, Jan. 15. The national
executive committee of tbe St Louis silver
convention, Hon. A J. Warner, ch lircnan.
Lee Crandall, secretary, met here yet terday,
organised, and appointed Thomas F ten, of
Nevada; F. M. Pixley, of Colorado, and B.
J. Barbour, of Virginia, to map out a gen
eral plan of work, and report to the full
committee. The committee will be in session
several days and establish haadquarte rs here,
and leave a committee to push silver legist
tion in congress.
Mormons Attack Idaho's Confutation.
Washinotoh City, Jan. 15. Th senate
committee on territorial gave another hear
ing yesterday on tbe bill for the admission
of Idaho. Bishop Budge, tbe head of the
Mormon church in Idaho, made an at tack on
the constitution adopted by the territory.
He was supported by Delegate Cidne, of
Utah, while ex-Governor Steven m and
Governor Shupe, of Idaho, defended the bill
before tbe committee. No decision was
The Ohio Ballot-Bos Forgery.
Washington ClTT, Jan. 15. Rep -eeenta-tlve
Mason, chairman of the comm ttee to
investigate the alleged ballot-box contract,
has received notice from Governor Camp
bell, ex-Governor Foraker, and Munit Hal
stead that they will appear b fore t tie com
mittee at its meeting on Thursday. Several
other witnesses in tbe case have informed
Mr. Mason that they also will be pnsent on
Congressional Thanks Presented.
Washington Crrr, Jan. 15. Th resolu
tion of congress thanking Chief Just oe Ful
ler for his centennial oration was hat dsome-
ly engrossed on parchment, and yeste -day at
4 o'clock it was handed to the chief justice
bv Mr. Newell, the engrossing clerk of the
WIU Make It a 1-Cent Dally.
Washington Cm, Jan. 15. Tbs Post
announces that Willis B. Hawkins, of that
paper, and E. D. Co wen, of Chicagc , have
purchased The Evening Capital whih will
soon begin to issue as a 1-cent daily.
AT THE CAPITAL OF IOWA.
EXTRA OB A STRIKE
Tie-Up Threatened on. the New
HONEY FOR OVERTIME DEMANDED.
SHERMAN'S ANTI-TRUST LAW.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Ciicnet Co., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in busi
ness transactions, and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Truax, wholesale druggists, To
Welding, Kinnan & Marvin, wholesale
druggists. Toledo. U.
E H. Van ilocsen, cashier Toledo Na
tional bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Trice 75c
per bottle. Bold by all druggists
Cotton In flames.
Sr. Louis, Jan. 15. While a cotton-laden
train was running from Perry to Harrison
station, on the Houston ami Texas Central
railroad in Texas, the cotton took fire and
tbe train rushed into the latter station with
a long and furious stream of flame behind it
Tbe depot, several cars, and about 200 bales
of cotton were cousumwd.
Balded a Pool Uuom.
Nxw York, Jan. 15. Detectives Tuesday
raided the pool room at 1243 Broaffuray
known aa the "White Elephant" Charles
C Thompson, the alleged proprietor of the
place was arrested and locked np. Tbe de
tectives also secured $3,500 in currency aad
tbe blackboards, tickets and other parapher
nalia peculiar to the bookmaking room.
Charged with Bobbing the Malls.
Bhackett. Tex.. Jan. 15. Postmaster C.
A. Gilder, of this place, end Mail Carrier H.
C Hunt have een wrested by a deputy
marshal, charged with robbing tbe mails.
' This is the theft whereby nearly 1409 was
taken from the jouch between this point and
BpoSord Junction on tbe loth iust
The Iath Bate In New Torn.
Bsw York, Jan. I V The 1,434 deaths ia
this city during but wk represented a
death rate of 40.34 per cent, against Kl.Sl
the week before and 34.77 fur the correspond
ing week oi isfw.
Test of the Measure as Favorably
parted to the Senate.
Washington Crrr, Jan. 15. Senator Mor
rill, from the committee on finance, yester
day reported favorably Senator Sherman's
anti-trust bill amended by the committee to
read as follows: "That all arrangements,
contracts, agreements, trusts or combina
tions between corporations or persons made
with the bitcntion to prevent full and free
comietition in the imurtation, transporta
tion, or sale of articles imported into tbe
TJolted States, or in the production, manu
facture, or sale of articles of domestic
growth or production, or domestic raw
material that competes with any
similar article upon which a duty
la levied by tbe United States,
Intended for, and which shall be transported
from one state or territory to another for
sale, and all arrangements, contracts, agree
ments, trusts or combinations between per
sons or corporations Intended to advance
the cost to tbe consumer of any such article
are hereby declared to be against public pol
icy, unlawful and void.
Iamages for the Sufferers.
"That any person or corporation injured
or damnified by such arrangements, con
tract, agreement, trust or combination may
me for and recover in any court of the
United States of competent jurisdiction of
any person or corporation a party to a com
bination described in this act, twice the
amount of tbe damages sustained, and tbe
cost of suit
Punishment for the Combiners.
"All persons entering into any such ar
rangement, contract, agreement, trust or
combination described in this act on her or
hla own account, or as an agent or attorney
for another, or aa an officer, agent or stock
holder of a corporation, or as a trustee,com
mlttee, or ia any capacity whatever, shall be
guilty of a high misdemeanor, and on con
viction thereof in any district or civil court
of tbe United Statee shall be subject to a
fine of not more than $10,000 or imprison
ment in the penitentiary for a term of not
more than five years, or to both such fine
and imprisonment in tbe discretion of the
court. And it shall be the duty of tbe dis
trict attorney of the United States of the
district In which such persons reside to in
stitute the proper proceedings to enforce tbe
provisions of this act"
The Senate and Bonse In Brief.
Wabhikoton Crrr, Jan. 15. A number
of bills were introduced in tbe senate yes tor-
lay, among them tbe direct tax bill; author
izing a bridge across the Detroit river at De
troit; providing for an examination to de
termine the practicability of brtgaing or
tunneling the straits of Mackinac; authoris
ing the retirement with the rank of briga
dier general ot volunteer officers of the
Union army of certain rank and meritorious
services; extending tbe right of pension to
steamboatnien and others acting under tne
order of United States officers. Call and
Plumb had an aarimonlous debate in whic b
each senator intimated that the other was a
liar, after which tbe senate held a secret
session, and then adjourned.
Among the bills introduced in tbe bouse
was one to appropriate 1310,000 to mark the
lines of battle, etc., on Gettysburg field, and
another to make seven classes of railway
postal clerks with salaries ranging from
fHOO np to $1,800 per year. Tbe Silcott In
vestigation and reports were taken up and
Adams argued in favor of tbe majority
report Hemphill and Holman opposed the
report and pending debate the house ad
journed. CHICAGO NOMINATIONS.
The President Surprises Senator Farwell
with at Least Oae Nominee.
HWashinqtoh Crrr .Jon. 15. The president
again took tbe bit in his teeth in the matter
ot appointments yesterday by sending to the
seuate tbe name of John M. Clark, to be
Tbe Old and Xew Governors Join In a Re
ception Legislative Notes.
Dks Morses, Ia., Jan. 15. Governor Lar-
rabee gave a reception last night in h jnor of
his successor. Governor-elect Boiea. The
state capital was ablaze with light and it
looked like all Iowa was present to attend
the but reception of the out-going PX'-utive
and to welcome the in-coming. The whole
beautiful building was radiant wit l light
and beauty. The reception proper was held
in the governor's rooms, where the
receiving line, composed first of Gcvernor
Larrabee.nextGov.-Elect Boies, then & iss Jes
sie Boies.his ltt-year-old daughter, who looked
charming in a dress of light blue failit , with
silver trimmings. She wore silver orn oiients
and carried a cluster of natural flower
Mias Boies is a tail and frracelul brunette, a
bright conversationalist, and po8estl of
most pleasing address. Then came Secre
tary of State Jickson and wife and th other
state! officers, and their wives, followed
by a galaxy of young ladies, daughiers of
prominent men in office and politics, includ
ing Governor Larrabee's daughters, Misses
Anna, Julia and Augusta.
The Reception Begins.
It was well after 8 o clock when tie re
caption began. For an hour the band bad
been discoursing music in the cor-idors,
when finally the doors leading to i he
ception-room were thrown open and the
band struck up a grand march. At the head
of the procession were the state set a tors.
who filed down from their chamber in tbe
second story and in sets of twos mi.rched
through the corridor. Then came the mem'
bers of the lower house, who had quit their
quarreling for an hour or so at lea t and
after them tbe best known of tbe visitors
from abroad, the citizens of Dee Moines
who bad been invited. Compear H 1 1 tbe
local militia and a couple of civic bodiss.
A Second Levee for Boies.
After the reception Governor-elect Boies
held a sort of second levee in the main room.
The people of Iowa have not yet gotten over
their curiosity so see tbe first Democratic
governor of the state since Hemps tad left
tbe capital in ISM. and a number of the
more enthusiastic Democrats insisted on
another course of band-shaking. "I 1 eel as
if some of these good people rather 1 ok on
me as a freak." laughingly remarke 1 the
The reception broke up shortly beforo mid
ni eht Governor Boies bad become tired,
and begged to be excused. Mias Bois ac
companied bim to the hotel, and after their
departure the other guests took their leave.
At 13 o'clock the last carriage had rolled
away. The lights were put out, and the
capitol was left to darkness and tbe jani
Bolngs In the Legislature.
The bouse took five more ballots n the
election of a temporary secretary with the
monotonous result of 50 to 50 each timo, and
then adjourned. Gardner of Washington
county, a Republican, ia quite sick, a: id oc
cupied a cot in the ball of the house.
In the senate tbe new members were
sworn in, a few resolutions introduct d and
SENT DOWN TO DO TIME.
Three Cronia Bnepecte Sent to Jotiet
Kanae Has Koeeate Prospects.
Chicago, Jan. 15. Judge Wing, ot
conusel for the defense in the Cronin case.
was the only attorney who thought -worth
while to address Judge McConnell yestarday
in behalf of the motion for a new trial. He
spoke for an hour, and might have saved
himself the trouble, for tbe states att irney
did not think it worth while to replj- and
Judge McConnell denied tbe motian as
to Coughlin, O'Sullivan and Bourk. The
motion was granted in Knnae's cast but
from later developments it doesn't seem that
Wing's argument bad anything to do w tth it
Kunse Will Likely Go Free.
Mr. Donah oe, Kunxe's attorney, then
moved that his client be admitted tc bail.
Judge Longenecker opposed it, and then
wanted the bail put at $30,000, but udge
McConnell fixed It at $5,000. He wuld
have discharged him, be said, if there was
no new evidence against him; but the S Ate's
attorney had informed bim that there was
some. Judge Longenecker intimated V- tat if
they let Kunse stay in jail a few da -s be
might conclude not to bring him to trid at
all, but let him go. He promised to li t tbe
court and counsel know this week, and ac
cordingly no effort will be made t get
Kunse out on bail in tbe meantime.
When Coughlin, Bourk and O'Sulivan
were asked what they had to say, Cou jhlin
and U Hull! van declared they were innoaent
and bad been convicted on perjured testi
mony. Bourk said be knew men were con
victed on perjured testimony in England,
but did not until now know, that it wat the
same in the United States.
Sent Three to Jollet.
The other cases will be taken to tb i su
preme court, as was announced d urine the
hearing yesterday, but Coughlin, Birk,
and O'Sullivan were taken to Joliet last
night on the 9 o'clock train on tbe Ch. cago
and Alton road, and at 11 were admit, d to
the penitentiary to begin their life ten is of
penal service to the state,
A New Cabinet Selected All Parties In
Portugal Vnited In Opposition to Brit
ish Greed Continental Editors Jump
oa John Ball The Spanish King Will
Pall Through Successful Strikers Par
ade Miscellaneous Happenings In the
Lisbon, Jan. 15. Tbe government sent a
circular note to tbe powers on Sunday rela
tive to tbe dispute with England. It al
leges that England did not wait for the re
ply of Senor Gomes of Jan. 10 to the note of
Lord Salisbury, but submitted ber ultima
tum on mere reports that Maj. Serpa Pinto
has disobeyed the telegraphic orders sent
him by tbe Portuguese government in com
pliance with the wishes of Lord Salisbury.
Maj. Pinto, the note says, quieted the Myas
saland and the Shire district three weeks
ago, some time previous to the sending of
orders, and is now sick at Mozambique. Tbe
note further says that Senor Gomes never
alludod to arbitration during the negotia
tion, but suggested throughout the holding
of an international conference to settle the
New Cabinet Selected.
Senor Fimental has succeeded in compos
ing a ministry as follows: Premier and
minister of the interior, and ad interim min
ister of war, Pimental; minister of justice,
Loyronaz: minister of finance, Rianco; min
ister of marine, Arroyo; minister of foreign
affairs, Ribiero; minister of public works,
The Students Raising Cain.
The demonstrations of students continue
lo keep the city unquiet. Monday they
veiled the statues of the old Portuguese nav
igators around the Camoens monument as a
sign of national mourning. ine crowa
looked on with sympathy and snouted
Down with England, " "Down with the
At Coimbra, last evening, a moo com
posed of students and others, marched
through the streets howling and denouncing
the English and completed their riotous de
monstration by burning the British flag.
A Itndon View of the Matter.
London, Jan. 15. Sonor Pimental made
all possible baste to form a Portuguese
ministry to succeed Senor Gomes and bis
confreres, and his efforts were accelerated
by the monarchist fear of the worst of tbe
political consequences likely to arise from
the surrender of the Gomes ministry to the
demands of the English government The
reckless temper of the people, as evinced by
their resentment of the government's action
hi fatuous warfare upon the British con
sulate at Oporto, is also an element of alarm
to the monarchical organization, in that it
exposes the state to reprisals for the acts of
irresponsible rioters and renews the tension
between Lisbon and London.
They Are All Portuguese.
There is a striking unanimity of agree
ment on the part of the representatives of
the Monarch ist and Republican parties and
factions in Lisbon that nothing should stand
in the way of the immediate formation of a
ministry to deal with the not yet satisfac
torily settled questions in southeast Africa,
pending the consideration of wbich internal
matters are forgotten or held in abeyance.
For the moment at least, the Monarchists,
Republicans, Socialists and Anarchists alike
have sunk political, social and economic
questions deep beneath the waves of patriot
ism that now surge over tbe country, and all
are simply Portuguese.
The Editors Kail at England.
The continental press without exception
condemn the course ot England in the mat
ter and openly accuse tbe British govern
ment of having after the manner of a free
booter wrested from a helpless power terri
tory, ber right to which she dared not sub
mit to arbitration.
The Bailway Officials Charged wim
Breaking an Agreement Pay Promised
That Waa Not Forthcoming A Meet
ing of Indignant Trainmen Sends a
Committee to Talk to Preeldent Depew
Bound to Win or Quit Work.
Albany, N. T., Jan. 15.-A strike on the
New York Central railroad between Hew
fork and Syracuse is said to be likely to oc
cur. In November last the engiueers, fire
men, brakemen, and conductors informed
the railroad authorities that they would not
work over twelve hours per day unless paid
for the overtime at a special . rate. The
switchmen were particularly bitter, and
when no attention was paid to the request,
they struck. For five hours there was not a
switchman on duty between Albany ana
Hudson, and tbe signal was about to be
given for the whole line to go out when
word was received from Chaunoey M. De
pew that their terms had been accepted and
that 18 cents per hour overtime would
T, Wa.n't In tha EnTeloDea.
When tha switchmen were tatisfled tften
the engineers and firemen also asked for e
tra pay, and a committee from this city vis
ited New York. It is alleged by the engin
eers abd firemen that the Central railroad
authorities agreed to give them S&X oelnt
per hour for engineers, 25 cents for conduct
ors, and 16 cents for brakemen; 17 cents
were to allowed firemen. Monday was pay-
lay on the road, and when the paymaster
made the men's pay up he put the overtime
In the envelopes of the brakemen ana con
ductors, but not any n those of tbe engin
eer and firemen.
The Men Indignant.
Division 4. of the Brotherhood of En
gineers, Immediately eaiiea a meeting iur
yesterday afternoon, and the men responded
in larsre numbers. Much indignation was
expressed, and some of the speakers alleged
that Mr. Deoew had made a contract wnu
the Brotherhood to pay the extra and that
now at the end of a month be bad iaiiea vo
keero the agreement and no reason could be
obtained from anybody lu cnarge.
Will Interview Chauncey M.
A committee beaded by Menao Carl was
aorjointed to co to New ork and find out
from Depew why tbe extra was not forth
coming. The committee left last mgnx ana
their return is anxiously awaited. The men
are quiet, but say they will have the extra
or strike. They claim that they
will be backed up by every employe on the
road, and that a general tie-up will result
The railroad officials here are very reticent
and sav that they have no statement to
Kerommended a Car Coupler.
Boston, Jan. 15. At the special session of
the grand council of the Steam Railroad
Men's Protective union yester day tbe com
mittee's report on drawbars was unanimous
ly adopted. The Safford safety coupler,
commonly known an the "frog-mouth
among railroad men, is the coupler recom
Reducing Ita Labor Expenses.
Niwbcroh, Ky., Jan. 15. On Saturday
the Erie Railroad company reduced its work
ing forces in all its shops. At Port Jervis
thirty men were laid off and discbarges
upon a like scale oscurred in the shops
all along tbe line to Dunkirk. Paralysis in
tbe coal trade is given as the reason.
Barns Can Not Come Over.
New York, Jan. 15. John Burns, the
London labor leader, has written to tbe offi
cers of the American Federation of labor,
saying that be cannot come to the United
States to lecture, as requested. .
MOST MARVELOUS ESCAPE.
Latest Styles and the moat attractive prices combined make trade a great success at the
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The Alton M ill Have IU Way.
Chicago, Jan. 15. The Western Freight
association at its meeting yesterday refused
the application of the Chicago and Alton
road for authority to issue a tariff reducing
rates on live stock to 121 cents per 100, and
on dressed beef to cents per 100, from
Kansas City to Chicago. The Alton an
nounced that the usual ten days, notice in
writing would be given of it issuing the re
Panic in a School Honse.
Baltimore, Jan. 15. While a public
school was in sessiiin yesterday the steam
heating boilers exploded with terrible force,
partially wrecking tbe building. Nearly 300
scholars, ranging in ago from 7 to IS years,
wen present, and a panic nsuod. No one
was hurt by the explosion, but in the rush
for the stairs Alice lelaorme, aged 9, was
trampled to dt a by older children.
The Little Spanish King.
London, Jan. 15. Dispatches from Madrid
report that the little king is gradually re
covering his hold on life, which has always
been precarious. He inherits from his
Bourbon ancestors, throuirb bis father, great
constitutional weakness. Ha is a nervous
irritable, ugly child, with no hair or eye
brows. It is denied that bis mother. Queen
Christiana, who will not be It! until next
July, intends to marry again.
Tbe Cxar He Is a Happy Man.
St. Pitirsburo, Jan. 15. CoL Yoieikoff,
of the czar's body guard, and several other
military officers suspected of plotting against
tbe life of the emporor, have committed
suicide. It is stated that a brother of the
czar will shortly be banished from the capi-
tafor meddling in political affairs.
Cberleroi 8trlkers Celebrate.
London, Jan. 15. The Tictory of the
Charleroi strikers was celebrated at that
place yesterday by 3), 000 men, who paraded
the streets with bands of music, red Dags,
banners, singing, cheering and shouting. The
police were out in full force, but there was
no attempt at violence.
Gone to Nurse Lepers.
London, Jan. 15. Another young and
beautifu woman ,the daughter of a Protestant
clergyman and a convert to Rome, will sail
on baturday for the leper island of Molokai
to nurse the unfortunates resident there.
Her name has been kept a secret.
He Succumbed to Pressure.
Zanzibar, Jan. 15. In consequence of the
extreme pressure brought to bear upon him.
the sultan of Zanzibar, has accepted the
terms laid down by the German goverment
with reference to the customs service on the
Australia Agitating- n Bepubllc.
London, Jan. 15. Advices from Australia
are to the effect that a sentiment in favor of
converting that colony into a republic is
growing stronger daily, and that there is
I every prospect that such a step will ultimate
ly be taken.
Wouldn't Talk for the Times.
London, Jan. 15. Sir Edward Clarke, Q.
C, solicitor general, has refused 'a brief on
behalf of The Times in the suit for libel of
Parnell against that paper.
To Him That Hath Shall Be Given.
Paris, Jan. 15. The 1125,000 prise in the
Panama Canal lottery has been drawn by
M. Ephruasi, a wealthy banker of Paris.
Cured of the Love of Liquor.
New York, Jan. 15. Dr. Geo. W. Bull,
who was adjudged a habitual drunkard some
years ago, and whose person and property
were placed under control of a committee,
was yesterday restored to liberty and to the
sontrol of his property, having ceased to use
The Adventure of the Chief Engineer of
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15. Chief Engineer
Carina, of the Sarcobosco, reported at the
office of the Furness line alive and well
yesterday afternoon. He was thought to be
dead. His escape was most remarkable.
When the fire broke out on tbe vessel M on
lay night be rushed from place to plaoe
eeking to escape. Everywhere his progress
barred by the names, which chased him
st every step, aud finally, to escape being
burned, for thetime being he took refuge in
s shaft tunnel, where there was a draft of
air. He soon loet consciousness in the refuge,
tnd knew uotLsig more until yesterday
afternoon when be awoke and managed to
ret ashore from tbe still burning ship, which
was beached on the river bank.
Tbe bodies of John White, a fireman, and
Charles Johnson, a seaman, of the steamship
Sarcobosco were found last evening in the
bull of the burned vessel. They had been
luffocatei to death, but were not disfigured
much by fire.
Bennett's Paper Wins.
London, Jan. 14. A motion to commit the
managers of the London edition of The New
York Herald and The Freeman's Journal, of
Dublin, for contempt of court for publishing
certain comments on the O'Shea divorce
;ase, was argued yesterday. The motion
was dismissed on the ground of informality
in the procee 'iugs, but permission was given
for the renewal of the motion of action if
taken within a week.
A Telegraph Collector Missing-.
ST. Lorw, Jan. 15. Mr. W. D. Littlefield,
superintendent of tbe St. Louis, Arkansas
tnd Texas railroad, has been missing for
over ten days. Borne time ago he started on
a is collecting tour, and was supposed to be
in this city with about 1,000 of the tolls
belonging to the estern L. nion Telegraph
tompany. It is thought that he has squan
dered tbe money, and left for parts un
CniCAOo. Jan. 14.
On the hoar! of trade to-day quotations
raiiRod as follows: Wheat No. " January.
opened , closed ..c: librua y, oened
, cltised .sc: May, i-ned S-c, closed
Mi--iic. Corn No. - January, opened and
Uned ?Jc; February, ojiened closed
au,-4gr; May, oiened 31;-8-, closed Sl?-32c
Oats No. Z January, opened and closed
Ofic; February, opened and closed aftfc May,
opened and c-losed iSIhi-'v. Pork January.
opened Jj.4'J, cltMed ebruary, opened
$-!, closi-U U5.: May, opened an closed
sS-Sfji. Lard January, oiened $5.77l$c closed
Live ftock Tha fo lowins w, re the quota
tions at the I'nion Mock yards: Hog; Market
opened active and firm, prieesftc higher; light
grades, '. u:L-.V roui;ti packing. $4.6aa.ti.;
mixed lots, $--.ei iiA ; heavy parking and
shipping lots, Sa.Mdi.3.85. Cattle Weak;
beeves. M.4t,'.V ; bulk. $3.75i4.2S; cows. 11.50
Q.; Morkera and letxlers, Sheep
Steady; muttons, 1505.81; lambs, $3.00
6.40; western co. n fed, j-i--Vil5.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery, 26
ffJTTc V finest dairy, l&iitic: packing stock.
4tc. F-girs Strictly fresh, lt&lTHc V dos.;
ice house, 14<io. Live poultry Hens, TfUsc
V B; turkeys, 0&10; ducks, 3-10; geese, (4.X&
S.00 $) doa. Potatoes Beauty of Hebron, 35.
40c V bu. on track; common and mixed lots, 25
e-2c. Apples Good to fancy, tl.&-a2.50 bbL
Cranberries Wisconsin, SAtiSjjj.Ti per box.
New York. Jan. 14.
Wheat No. I red winter, (TSic; do January,
86V4C-, do February, to4c; do May, &ic.
Corn No. t mixed, 39c cash; do January,
88c; do February, 38c; do May. HSc.
Oats (Juiet and steady; No. t mixed, 2'tc
cash; do January. 2S)4c: do February, . 8c;
do May, TTygc. Rye I lull. Barley Nominal.
Pork Dull; mess. Jia.Ul.rti for new. Lard
Quiet; February, 8-21; March, $l.ai.
Livestock: Cattle No trading in beeves;
dressed beef, in moderate demand; ordinary to
prime native sides, 6? per lb. Sheep and
lambs Quirt for bot b t-beep and lambs; sheep,
6V4C per lb; lambs, ttrrTc per lb. Hogs Dull;
live hogs, $4.10 per 100 lbs.
ROCK TSLA WD
Hay Upland prairie. 7.(&$8 00
tuy nmomy h (o-f 3.00.
Hay Wild. 4S JtoeMS uj.
Oot Soft llo'.haid Ml. On
Cord Wood-Oak, .; Hickory, (4 50
Much Suffering at Clinton, Ky.
Cairo, Ills., Jan. 15. There is much suf
fering at Wickliffe and Clinton, Ky., in con
asquenoe of Sunday evening's cyclone. At
the former place twenty-seven houses w
iestroyed or made uninhabitable and at the
latter plaoe upward of fifty houses are gone.
Fifty-seven people at W lckline and nearly
100 at Clinton are in destitute circumstances.
Mexleo Welcomes Foreigners.
City or Mexico, Jan. 15. In the course
of a speech, delivered Monday afternoon at
a banquet given by tbe directors of the Bank
Of London and Mexico, Minister of the In
terior Romero Rubio sketched tbe policy of
tbe administration of President Diaz, saying
that Mexico warmly welcomed all foreigners
bringing theirfbraiua, skill and capital, and
could not consider as foreigners men casting
their lot with the II exioan people, and work
ing for the advancement of tbe country.
The Ohio 8enatorship.
Columbus, O., Jan. 15. The two branches
of the Ohio legislature voted separately at
noon yesterday for United States Senator.
In tbe House Brie received 57 votes, Foster
52, and L. T. Neal 1, Smith the Democratic
bolter," casting tbe ballot for Neal. In the
senate Brice got 19, Foster 14 and Halstead
1. Senator Schneider, of Cincinnati, voted
for Halstead. Blair (Rep) and Law lor
(Dein) were absent from the bouse and Kerr
and Richland, both Republicans, were absent
from the senate. At noon to-day the house
met In joint session, when Brice waa form-
' ally declared elected United States Senator.
TTtll Continue to Fight Corbln.
rillLADKLPHlA, Jan. lu. It was an
nounced yesterday that tbe next step of the
Reading stockholders who are opposed to
President Corbin's administration will be an
effort to have the election of Mr. Corbin de
BLOODY FIGHT AT RIO.
One Hundred Rebel Brazilian Soldi)
Killed Ringleaders Executed.
New York, Jan. 15. One of the corre
spondents ot Mr. C. R. Flint writes from
Rio de Janeiro under date of Dec. SB, 1889,
as follows: "The outlook here is not reas
suring. Last evening parte of two regiments
of cavalry, infantry aud artillery mutinied.
Tbey tore up tbe republican flag and hoisted
tbe old imperial flag, aud It required all the
other regiments and artillery to subdue
them. Tbey fought at tbe San Chriatovas
artillery quarters till after V3 o'clock last
night, and 100 of the rebels were killed and
wounded before tbe remainder surrendered.
To-dny twenty-one of tbe ringleaders of the
men were shot. None of the officers were in
mutiny, but all of the non-commissioned
officers wore. ..
A Batch of Conservatives Arrested.
The cause of the mutiny was dissatisfac
tion with the men's pay. The polios are
paid 8 milreis a day, and the soldiers olaim
that tbey were promised tbe same, but it
as only raised to not quite that amount
It is said that a number of the old Conserva
tives and Liberals have been tampering with
tbe soldiers, and were at the bottom of last
night's row. This morning early BUveira
Martina, Ass Is Martins, Baraode Lagoe, Dr.
Lima.'G urate, Dr. Ferreira Vianna, late min
ister of justice in the last Conservative min
istry, and Commendador Braga, one ot the
leading merchants of Biot were arrested.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN 8toves. 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 after seeing it you will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
so popular that it is being copied as far as the? dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don't be deceived buy the Round Oak made by P. D. Beckwith. 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.
SELLING OUT !
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This ia not a sham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blar.k
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
Paris Exposition, 1889 - J
LARGEST CHOCOLATE MANUFACTURERS IN THE WORLD
YEARLY SALE EXCEEDS 30,000,000 POUNDS.
PUREST, HEALTHIEST AND BEST.
As for YELLOW WRAPPER Menier Cbocolates and take no otto
Far SaU Ceerywhers.
BRANCH HOUSE. UNION SQUARE. MEW YORK.
A. J. SMITH & SON,:
powder nerer vsnes. a msrrel or parity.
This nowder nerer vsrles.
strangta and wbolesomness. Mors cconomlca.
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold ia
competition witn tne multitude or low tei
wetitht alum or pr nboepbate powders
fa aa. Botsi. Basins Powdsh Co.
-O., AM Wall
HAS PURCHASED THE
and has remored to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
tyHe solicits the trade long enjoyed
by hie predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to faror him with
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
13S and ia? West Third Street, Opp. Masonlo Temple, DAVENPORT.