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THE CROCK. ISLAH1J ARGUB. THURSDAY. JANUABT 16. 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Thursday, Jahtjjlbt 18. 1890.
People who knew that James Q. Blaine
would make a brilliant secretary of itate,
and people who knew that he would make
m rascally a secretary of state as be dared
to be, will alike be interested in the effort
of Senator Call to embroil this country
with Spain on account of Cuba. For that
Call represents BUloe there can bo no
The pretense put forward now is that
American citizens bare interests in Cuba
which are already suffering through the
inefficiency of the Cuban government, and
are liable to be a total loss in case the isN
and ahould fall into the bands of the Ger
man creditors of Spain, to whom it is said
to be heavily pledged. Senator Call
would like to hare this government in
terrene for the rrotectlon of those Amer
' lean holders of Cuban property, and then
wrest the island from Spain a.id annes it
to the United States. In less diplomatic
phrase, he withes this country to pick a
quarrel with Spain, and manufacture a
prcteit for robbing her of her western
possessions, in order to create a boom for
James Q. Blaine, and elect him president
There can be do doubt that the claim
that the Interests of American ciliteos are
not protected in Cuba is a trumped up
one. It probably amounts to nothing
more than that all sorts of business would
be better in Cuba if Cuba had a better
government. In the same way it might
be said that the G rman farmers in Wis
consin are oppressed by the American
governmrnt, which, through the protec
tive tariff, taxes them for the benefit of
the eastern manufacturer. Germany
probably has just as much of a grievance
against us on this score as we have
against Cuba. To attempt to make a
casus hili out of such a complaint as this
Is both puerile and immoral. If we are
to stel Cuba let us do it openly and
above board, and not add hypocrisy to
In the meanwhile it may be worth our
while to inquire whether we could wrest
Cuba from Spain if were to try. It
should not be forgotten that Spain has a
formidable navy and that we have none.
Her recent experiments and achievements
in submarine navigation have arrested
the attention of the whole world.
It may be that single cruise of one of htr
ironclads down the Atlantic coast might
coat us more than Cuba is worth. In
deed, if, as Senator Call aays. other Eu
ropean nations have even greater inter
ests in Cuba tban we have we might have
to resist, not the Spanish navy only, but
a Eurepean coalition. Now, every good
American believes that we could whip
the world in a just quarrel and a long
fight, but very few wish this country to
become Involved in such a war, or in any
way at all, for the glorification of James
G. Blaine and his stool pigeon, Senator
Indeed, if the island of Cuba could be
bought peaceably and honorably, by this
country, for one dollar in hand paid, it is
doubtful whether any party or section of
the country would approve of the pur
chase. Unless Canada were annexed at
the same time, the acquisition of Cuba
would give the south a strength in the
government to which the republican par
ty would never consent. It would also
introduce an Immense additional negro
population into the country, and compli
cate rather than simplify the race trou
ble. Moreover, the island would be so
difficult to defend in case of war. that for
this country to acquire it would be like
voluntarily giving a hostage to the ene
my. Cuba will not be ours at present.
John B. Barlow has bern appointed poaV
master at St. Louis.
On Dr. 1 the surplus in the treasury was
ara 140,249,137; Wednesday it wa3l,U&.
There were sixtxen deaths from laflnsflaa
tnd pnnurannia rv ported in Cnidago
Artalo UrotUors, European baakera, with
headquarters in London, hare failed for
There were 8,399,00 casos of boots and
ihoea shipped from Boston in 1889, against
t,3M,301 caw in 170
Secretary Windom is preparing a silver
bill which be will have ready for introduc
tion in the house next Monday.
The house committee on coinage has set
Monday next as the time for bearing all who
interested in the free coinage of stiver.
Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender who la
now 11-tng at Grata, Austria, to plotting a
rising In the event of the death ot the king
The Braslllan naturalisation law decrerd
by the provisional government makes all
residents cltixens who do not declare the
CoL Edelbert L. Dudley, rioe president
and general manager of the Be l'ui and
Duluth railway, died Wednesday night, aftd
Texas fever has broken out among the oat
Ue of H. H. Funk, bring near ShelbyvtMe,
Ills., and carried off a number of thorough
Joseph Deimel, of the bankrupt furniture
firm of Deimel Ilroa , Chicago, was arrested
Wednesday at the instigation ot creditors
who claim to have Iwen defrauded.
"Bud" Glna, a Chicago gambler, is suing
C C Quinlan, a cattle dealer of Kansas Ottr,
mi a note for a portion of I Ji.OO, won of the
latter at poker. Quinlan pleads the baby eat
The Little Wabash rivr has flooded its
banks, and at Cur ml. Ilia , is higher than
rrer known. Oue hundred houses arc sub
merged, and 30 J people lara been driven
from their botnee.
An 0,0i gallon tnk in the J , M. and L
railway yarde at J-ffnrsonville, Ind., col
lapsed Wednesday while a number of car
penters were at work upon it, fatally injur
ing Jos Garble, of Columbus, Ind.
The governor of Iowa has pardoned Ches
ter Turney, a young man who made -a bad
reputation for bimwlf in that state some
fears ago. Thevonditions of the pardon in
sluda refraining from the sale or use of Intox
Frank Demfaldt, of Kwmah, Wis , died
Tuesday from eatiug poisoned meat, which
bad been cooked in . a copper kettle.
His wife and daughter tiifd w ithin ths past
two werks, arid it is MippuMud tbfilr death
was canard in the same way.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of Catarrh that cannot be
cared by taking Hail's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F
J. Cheney for the last fifteen yean, and
oeiieve him perfectly honorable in bnsi
new transactions, and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Truax, wholesale druggist. To
Walding, Kinnan St Marvin, wholesale
druggists. Toledo. O.
E H. Van Iloesen, 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. Price 75c
per bottle. Bold by all druggists
It Is laid that the Chinese gamblers at
Stockton, Cel., have paid the police 1400
a month to secure immunity from inter
Distress after eating, heartburn, sick
bead ache and indigestion are cured by
Hoods Barsaparllla. It also creates
Walker, His Eldest Son, Strick
en with Death.
a FBOMisnra oaeeee cut shobt.
Sketeb. of Walker Blaine's Brief bnt
Creditable Official Services Another
Victim of La Grippe Probably Turpi
Pleads for the Beeogwltlow of Braall
The Hons Leaves the SUcott Matter la
aa Uaeertala Condition Notes.
WABHrifOTOir Cmr, Jan. 18. Walker
BLalne, the eldest son of Secretary Blaine,
and solicitor of the state department, died at
8 o'clock last evening of acute pneumonia, in
the 85th year of his age. Around his death
bed were Secretary Blaine, Mrs. Blaine, his
brothers, Emmons and James, and Miss
Dodge. Walker Blaine was taken 111 with a
cold at his offloe in the state department on
last Friday morning, and was so much indis
posed that be never came to his office after
ward At first It was thought that he bad
only the prevailing influensa, but his cold
developed into pneumonia, which rapidly
became worse. He was not, however, thought
to be in a critical condition until yesterday
morning, when his symptoms would not yield
Beginning of the Sad.
During Tueeday night he was delirious, and
all day he remained in the same condition
except for a short time yesterday morning
when ha appeared slightly better and was
conscious for a brief time. The improve
ment, however, was but temporary. His
fever increased, his breathing became more
labored, and at 8 o'clock yesterday after
noon, for the first time, his family seemed to
realise his extremely critical condition. A
consultation of phy siolana was held at 4 o'clock
and it was then decided that the patient
was past medical aid. He continued to sink
gradually, and after remaining unconscious
for nearly twenty-four hours the end came.
Ills Official Career.
Walker Blaine was graduated from Yale
college is 1870, and studying law received
his diploma from Columbia college in 1878.
In 1881. while Garfield was on his death bed,
ha sent for Walker Blaine and appointed
him third assistant secretary of state, saying
he appreciated his ability, and desired to
show bis appreciation. After serving in
this capacity very acceptably for a year he
was appointed on the Alabama claims com
mission, where he served with great credit
from 1963 to 1S85. On the advent of the
present administration be was appointed so
licitor of the state department, a position
whieh ha has filled with sreat ability.
Ur. Blaine was of Irani and genial dispo
sition, a man of magnetism and ability, and
was personally popular with all with whom
he came in contact, socially or in business
RECOGNITION OF BRAZIL.
Tnrple of Indiana Gives the Senate Bis
Tlewa oa the Subject.
WA9Hr5QT05 City, Jan. 16. Turpie of
Indiana was the principal figure in the senate
aaasion yesterday, and delivered a vigorous
speech on the subject of the recognition of
Brasll. He said he favored immediate
recognition, and was quite willing that con
gress should declare to-day (as a part of the
international common law of the three
Americas) that no European power shall in
terfere in any part of this hemisphere to re
store the representative of monarchy or
empire, or to prevent the establishment of a
republic; but that any such interference
would be regarded as an act unfriendly to the
United States and be resisted by all the
means necessary to effect its frustration.
Attack oa the President's Message.
He read extracts from the message of the
president announcing the change of govern
ment in Brazil, spoke of the message as a
"listless, languid resignation to the course of
affairs there," and characterised the position
of the administration toward the new repub
lic or uracil as one or "strict neutrality and
supine Indifference." He said the assump
tion in tnai passage or tna president s mes-
sags that the revolutionary government of
Brasll bad been established without or
against the assent of the people of that coun
try disclosed the real attitude of the admin
istration towards the new government, and
approached very nearly a condition of cov
ert hostility. It expressed a partly-concealed
but very apparent aspersion even sneer at
the sovereignty of the republic of Brazil.
Kot a Qaeetloa of Constitution.
The time had come when the existence and
authority of the republic of Brazil could be
no longer controverted by worda It could
be oon trover ted only by war. The chair
man of the committee on foreign relations
Sherman had told the annate that It should
wait and inspect the new constitution of
Brazd. The L nited States, however, was not
eon corned to know what were the particular
provisions of that constitution any more
than It was concerned to know the particu
lar provisions or tne constitution of France
or any other ropubllc in the family of na
A Mistaken Policy.
What was the reason of the mistaken
policy of procrastinatiot He would not at
tribute it to fear of offending the dynastic
houses of Great Britain and the European
oon tin en t. Xa It was due to a certain in
definable and unconscious disposition of the
executive to distrust the people, to mistrust
popular revolution as a method of political
reform, to belittle, to underrate, to under
value the efforts of the new r public in the
way of political enfranchisement. The whole
diplomatic and consular corps of Brasll
throughout the world had stood by the re
public This afforded evidence of a very
binding character under the very eye of the
Wot a Provisional Government.
' Turpie criticised the phrase "provisional
government" u-U by the president The
government of Brazil was not provisional,
out was a governmaiiz oy tne people. In this
case of Brazil even the distinguished pub
licist at ma neaa or tne state department
ssemed to limp and linger in the rear of op
portunity, uid tne chairman of the com
mittee on foreign relations expect any
ohangs in the present condition of affairs in
Brazil that be advised the government of the
United States to wait? Did he expect that
in the spring a thaw would come that would
resolve all political elements into a flood of
Imperialism on which the ark of the old cor-
mant would float again, buoyant and undis
turbed. Turpie contrasted the present delay
with the promptness of President Grant in
recognizing Prance In 18T0. He hoped that
the recognition of Brazil would oome soon
enough to be of value and of real stgnlfi'
WAamiOTOR Crrr, Jan. 16. In the senate
yesterday, after the routine business had
disposed of, Turpie spoke on the resolu
Hon, forth recognition of the Republic ot
Braall He advocated Immediate recogni
tion. Several bills were passed, including
an appropriation of $80,000 tor a ball of
records in this city, and than the senate held
a secret session and adjourned.
In the house, after Hitt of Illinois had de
nied the allegation in a circular of the Na
tional Butter, Cheese and Egg association
that he had introduced a bill abolishing the
tax on oleomargarine, the denial being con
firmed by Hatch of MiMoarl, th BUcott em
bezzlement was taken op. Several speeches
were made on the question of responsibility
for the loss, party Unas being ignored in the
discussion. Finally Hemphill's bill
voted on and defeated, bv but two maioritv
The majority bill was passed so third read
ing, and then defeated 1!M to 142. The
house then adjourned.
Valuable Electrical Invention.
Washinotow Crrr, Jan. 16. Mr. James
R. Branch, secretary and treasurer of
Universal Electric Railway Siirnal company,
gave a private exhibition to representatives
or the press yesterday afternoon of
merlta of the company's new invention
ram signalling. The Invention enables
engineers of locomotives to eommunicate
with each other by telephone or a code of
signals at any point along the line of road
when . they come within a specified distance
of each other, running cithir In tne same or
in opposite directions.
Twelve Dollars a Moiith Pension.
Washington City, Jan 18. A bill wa
favorably reported to the senate yesterday
which provides for the pensioning at $12 a
month of all soldiers or sal ors who served
three months or more and srere honorably
discharged, and are now dV pendent and in
capacitatednot through tl elr own vicious
habits for labor. Frovisicn is made also
for pensioning the widow - children or de
pendent father or mother of a dead soldier
or sailor who served three months honors-
Garfield's Statue Conies la Pre.
WASHrKOTON Crrr, Jan. 1 I The treasury
department yesterday decided that the mar
ble statue of President Garfl ild, recently im
ported at New York ard intended to
form part of the Garfield mt mortal, a public
monument now In process of construction at
Cleveland, is entitled to admission duty free
nnder the section of the la that relates to
"Articles imported in goo i faith by any
society or association for the purpose of
erecting a public memorial,aad not for sale."
A Boreanef Waterway Improvements.
Washi.ioto Crrr, Jan. K Senator Cul-
lorn yesterday Introduced a bill providing
for the establishment of a bureau of the war
department to be known ai the bureau of
harbors and waterways, to ts omoerea oy a
corps to be known as corps of United States
civil engineers. The bureau s to be charged
with the construction, execution, conduct,
and preservation ot the har xr and water
way works in aid of mviga -ion now being
operated by the United State
The Banks aad the iarplas.
Washington City, Jan. 18. The call
issued by Secretary Windom upon national
banks holding government finds to the ex
tent of 147,000,000 to surrender 10 percent.
of their deposits expired yesterday. Of the
132 banks affected by the call 108 responded,
and the amount surrendertd is t7,O2S,5O0.
Summary action will doubtless be taken with
respect to the twenty-four which have so
far failed to respond to the secretary's cir
cular. The St. Louis Postmastershlp.
Washington Crrr, Jan. &. J. B. Har
low, who was appointed yesterday to ths
postmastershlp of St Louis, 1 as been in the
mail service in that office for eighteen years
and is now mail superlnten lent He was
supported by Repreeentativts Frank and
Kinsey of Missouri, and ws the second
choice of almost all of those who were in
terested in the fate of other candidates for
Postponing the World s Fair.
Washisoton ClTT, Jan. 18. Congress
men are discussing the postponement of ths
World's fair until 1S95. It is t lought proba
ble that the difficulty of agrei ing on a loca
tion will make the date 1892 too early.
The New Hraslllan Calendar.
Lisbon, Jan. 18. Advices from Brazil
-e disquieting. The provisional govern
ment has ordered that the usj of the calen
dar with saints' names for each day, discon
tinued, and that Comtea' Posit vist calendar
be substituted therefor. The calendar sub
stitutes the name of some eminent man for
a saint's name for each day, divides the year
into thirteen months, and dedicates the
months to Moses, Homer, Shakespeare,
Dante, etc., substituting these for the names
now in use.
Giving Salisbury Adtlce.
London, Jan. 18. It is stated that several
eminent European statesmen have in a
friendly manner expressed to Lord Salis
bury their fears that England's action in the
Portuguese dispute will be nuule a pretext
for republican activity in Spain and Portu
gal which will endanger the thrones at Mad
rid and Lisbon. The queen dovager of Por
tugal has resolved to implore tie influence
of her brother, King Humbert of Italy, in
behalf of Portugal.
Enain Pasha Crltlcallj IU.
Zanzibar, Jan. 18. Emin Pasha has suf
fered a relapse, and is lying ii a critical
Emin Pasha's new trouble is that the dis
charges from bu ear have begvn again and
are very copious, indicating, it : thought, a
continued inflammatory condi ion in the
cranium and perhaps an abscess in the
COLORED MEN IN COUNCIL.
First National Convention of the Afro-
CHICAGO. Jan. 18. Madison fitreet thea
ter was filled by colored citizen i yesterday
when at 10 a. m. Mr. T. T. Fortune, of New
York, called the first national cenvention of
the Afro-American league to orier. There
were 303 delegates present from twenty one
states and the District of Columbia, a ma
jority of them all being from D inols. Mr.
Fortune is an editorial writer o a The New
York Sun and the editor of The New York
Age. For many years it has bet n his ambi
tion to form a national organlzat ion of col
ored men who should vote not blind! v for
party but wisely to secure their rights. He
has usually voted the Republican ticket, but
in the last presidential election supported
Cleveland. He favors tariff refoim.
Composition of the Convention.
All political parties are reproiented, but
the Republicans are in a vast ma. ority. The
Democratic minority is led by E. E.
Cooper, editor of The Indianapolis Freeman.
Yesterday the votes, however, were all
unanimous. Fortune was made temporary
chairman and F. T. Barrett, of t is Chicago
Conservator, and H, C. Smltli, of the
Cleveland Gazntte, were made temporary
secretaries. Committees on credentials, etc..
sre then appointed and recess was taken
The Colored Man's Grievances.
The convention reconvened at 2 o'clock in
Quinn chapel on Fourth avenue. The prin
cipal btuiinoas transacted during the after
noon was the delivery of an addrs by Mr.
Fortune in which he named aa res sons Justi
fying the organization of the Alro-American
league, the almost universal suppression
of the colored ballot in the south; the uni
versal and lamentable reign of lynch and
mob law, of which colored men at e the vic
tims. In the south: the unequal diitribution
of the school fund; the odious and demoral
izing chain-gang penitentiary systxm of the
south; the almost universal tyranny of the
common-carriers in the south, v-hich will
not permit colored and white people to ride
in the same cars, and the discrimination
practiced by those who conduct places of
public accommodation and amusement both
north and south.
A committee on permanent of leers, one
member from each state, was appointed, and
then an adjournment was taken. ast even
ing the delegates were given a bunquet in
the First Regiment armory by tt e colored
people of Chicago.
DISCUSSION OF THE TARIFF.
Sons Talk Growing Out of tlio Glad-stone-Blalne
Nr. w York, Jan. 16. A Phlladeli hia news
paper published a statement receitly that
tbe so-called free traders were worried be
cause Blaine, as alleged, bad demolished
Uladstoue in their Joint discussion of tbe
tariff question in The North Amej lean Re
view. It was also reported that (Congress
man Mills was likely to take up tlie discus
sion, and Mr. Cleveland was saen bout the
matter yesterday. He said he hopid the re
port was true, and was asked:
"Do yon contemplate contributin to tbe
discussion yourself r
"No, I don't know that I do," wits the re
ply. "I read what Mr. Gladstone and Mr.
Blaine bad to say with much inters t, but I
do not think I shall write anythln on the
subject myself at least, not for the present.
It la a matter that requires a great deal of
study, and Just now I have very little leis
nre outside of my business."
Cleveland did not think Glads one and
Blaine had exhausted the subject The agi
tation of the subject of tariff ref on i would
be beneficial, as the more it waa c Iscussed
the better informed tbe public would become
in regard to the real merits of the contro
A Montreal Minister's Scath
VICE OT HIGH PLAGES ARRAIGNED.
A Scorching Censure ot a Popular Drama
Prominent Writers Under the Lash
Depravity ot the "Glided Youth" Laid
Bare and Condemned In Words That
Bum City aad National Officials Held
Cp to Reprobation.
Montwcal, Jan. lft. Society in this city
and at Ottawa has been turned inside out by
a sensational speech delivered here before
the White Cross society by Rev. Dr. Doug
lass, president of the Wesleyan Methodist
college. It was the most sweeping denun
ciatory arraignment of social leaders and
public officials ever heard in Canada. There
were many ladies in the audience. After
comparing Montreal with London, as de
scribed by the editor of The PaU Mall Ga
zette, he denounced the modern drama,
Langtry in "Camilla," and Patti in "Tra
viata." "Who is CamUler said he. "An aban
doned woman, a social outcast, a French
prostitute. In the denouement of the play
this social wreck ts presented in enamored
alliance with idle and reckless debauchees.
A Bap at the "Noblesse."
The drama is spiced with that infamy of
the French language, the double entendre,
full of all salacious suggestion, and then,
veiled in oouleur de rose, we have the bitter
finale of the so-called woman of pleasure, in
which the actress pales her face with white
powder, arrays herself in a white robe, re
clines voluptuously on a couch, simulates the
agonised gasping of the consumptive, and
in the villain's arms mimics the expiring
groan when lol your dowager duchesses of
different parts of this city draw forth their
Perfumed handkerchiefs and wipe their
weepiug eyes over this bnrlesque of grim
death itself. But these same duchesses have
no compassion, no tears, for the scores of
Camilles that languish in the city hos
pitals. The Stage and Literature.
"It is time some should lift up their voices
in our cities against the influence of our mod
ern stage, which Mrs. Kendal, the friend of
our queen, frankly admits is tainted from
its center to circumference, illustrated in her
own play in our city.
"I impeach booksellers and news venders as
at war with virtue. Look at the sons and
daughters of most Christian families. What
company do they keepf
"In the retirement of their own rooms, in
the silence of the midnight hour, they com
panionate with the vagabonds and profligates
and outcasts. Creations these of the Brad
dons, the ill-famous Ouidas, and the Swin
burnes all garnished with the splendor of
descriptive Action, but still the product of
the foulest minds of our age.
Onslaught on Society.
After declaring that the mayor, council,
and many members of parliament were
reveling in vice and living openly some of
them in defiance of the Seventh command
ment, the speaker made the following attack
on "society:" "I impeach the ' class of so
called society men as at war with the sanc
tity of the family the wasted scious of
wealth, the degraded eons of niggard
fathers, your men that arise at will, pay
morning calls at 3 and dine It and wine it
and cigar it and gamble it, and dissipate it,
and then at the midnight hour march out of
their club houses those heart-breakers of
homes I say, out of their club houses or
elsewhere and drive east into darkness. The
society roue will lie, he will swindle, be will
cheat at cards, he will forge, he will defal
cate, he will smile in the face of a man as a
friend while be is wrecking his domestic
honor, and, as I have known, he will drink
the very wine that charity has donated for
his dying wife and fill the bottle with water.
A Case In Point.
Some time ago I bad in my employ a
conieiy ana aevoui citl Koturmng from a
visit to a friend one evening, she was ac
cos ted by what proved to be one of your
mustached French advocates, who, with
Satanic gallantry, sought to decoy her into
one of the down town restaurants, from
which, thank heaven, she was saved, as the
poor bird from the snare of the f ou ler.
"A Little Fast, You Know."
"And where is the villain who has wrought
this ruination? Where! Welcomed into the
salons of St. Denis and Sherbrooke streets,
whisking around the daughters of wealth
In the revolting proximities and semi-nude
Indelicacies of ths waltz and polka, fascina
ting the feminine heart like as the insects
fascinated by the devouring flame. Fas
cinating! Yes; all the more because of the
dark romance that is whispered about that
'Charlie is a little fast, you know.' Fast!
Yea. By oaths of eternal fealty, by protesta
tion and perjury, he has wrought out the
rum of humble innocence, and then cast the
victim aside like the trampled rind of an
orange out of which the sweetness has been
pressed. This Is the roiuance that floats out
in the balls and social parties of society con'
earning a man, a creature, a loathsome rep
tile to De scorned, despised, ostracised. But
men, ye goaaesses vi society, ue reptile is
'eligible,' and has money.
A Scathing Indictment.
"There are men In our midst garbed with
respectability if I were to declare their do
ings in the demi-monde halls of New York,
in tne Aihambras and Casinos of London, in
the midst or tne can-can genuflections of
Paris; if I were to reveal how their dis
guises, shams, were pierced through and
through, they would stand blanched with the
pallor of Belsbazzar when he saw the hand
writing on the wall, while dishonored heads
would be crowned with reproach and hss-
The utmost sensation was caused in the
audience by tne denunciation, and it Is now
tbe talk of the city. Mr. Douglas is one of
the most Influential clergymen fu Canada.
Eight-Hour Resolves In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. IB. A large mass-
meeting of carpenters, at which other trades
were also represented, adopted resolutions
last night favoring a reduction in hours, an
increase in pay, and tbe abolition of piece
work. The meeting was called in pursuance
of the eight-hour agitation recommended by
tbe international workmen's congress
Paris last summer.
Baltimore aad Ohio Affairs.
Baltimore, Md.f Jan. 18. The regular
monthly meeting of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad directors took place yesterday. The
statement shows an in or ease in the earnings
of the entire system for December, 1389, over
the same month In 1888 of $360,057. Increast
in expenses, IT, 836; net increase, $271,181
lgned a Brotherhood Contrast.
PiTTsBcao, Jan. 18. Fred Carroll has
signed a three-years' contract with the Pitts
burg Brotberbood olub. Carroll hat also
porohased $1,000 worth of stock in the or
The Conemaugh at Flood Height.
Pittsburg, Jan. 16. A special dispatch
from Johnstown says: The waters in Cone
maugh river and Stoney creek are again at
flood height The Cambria City bridge is in
danger of being swept away. The lower
part of Millville near tbe stone bridge Is
again under water, and the occupants of
some of tne bouses are preparing to move
Another Coal Kb aft Closed.
Sbamokin, Pa., Jan. 16. Work at the
Henry Clay shaft the largest mine of the
Beading company, employing 1,800 men,
was suspended Indefinitely last evening. No
reason is assigned for the stoppage other
than the absolute stagnation of the coaV
To laeroase the Governor's Salary.
Tuirroir. IT. J.. Jan. Id Tbe house ves.
terday passed by a large majority the bill
that passed the senate Tnesday increasing
tne governors salary irom $5,ooo to $10,00 J.
Rev. Talnaags) Tkes the Snlacard.
FaJea, Jan. 18. The Brr. T. DeWjtt Tal
magV, of Brooklyn, is prostrated In this city
Chicago Officials Frown on the
A DISGUS1 ED AND WBATHY CROWD
The Myers-t!lmore Hatch Stopped In the
Fifth Round for Fear the Principals
Might Iturt Each Other with glx-Ouaeo
Gloves Five Thousand Angry Specta
tors Little Thumpers Bang Away to
Admiration In Indiana.
Chicago, Jan. 18. Between 5,000 and 6,000
people paid $1 or $1.50 each last night for the
satisfaction of seeing a boxing match with
six-ounce pillows (ordinary boxing gloves)
stopped by the authorities. Tbe scene was
Battery D, and the contestants were Billy
Myer, of Streator, Ills., champion light
weight of America, and Harry Gilmore, of
Canada. According to the programme the
men should have fought eight rounds with
two-ounce gloves, and as Gilmore has twice
been knocked out by tbe Streator lad, more
than ordinary Interest attached to the event.
First Break of the Police.
Nine minor set-to's between looal and
v tatting members of the pugilistic fraternity
preceded the event of the evening, and in one
of these Tom Brennan, of Toronto, and John
Condoyle, of Chicago, belns, the oontestanta,
the exchange of blows became so spirited
that Police Capt Fitzpatrick warned them
to go slow. It was after 10 o'clock when
Myer and Gilmore were announced, and at
the same time some fifty police officers in
plain clothes ranged themselves around the
twenty -four foot ring, while a couple of
hundred patrolmen in uniform mixed in
with the spectators.
o Referee Allowed.
When the two men had entered the ring
nominations for referee were called, but
Fitzpatrick ruled that neither referee nor
timekeeper should be allowed to go over the
ropes, and even went so far as to bar out
the sponges, towels, and ice-water. Myer re
fused to fight under these conditions, and a
delay of fifteen minutes ensued before be
finally consented to put on the gloves that
had been iu use all tbe evening. Meanwhile
thousands of throats shouted and yelled.
heaped imprecations on the authorities, and
vociferously demanded the return ot their
The Sluggers Go to Work.
Time was finally called. In t he first round
Gilmore got in a right-hander on Myer s i
and followed it up with his left, nearly send
ing his opponent through the ropes. Myer
responded with generally good face and body
blows, and tbe round ended with honors about
even. In the second, third, and fourth rounds
Myer had, on the whole, the best of the play,
swinging his right and left on face, neok.
and body, and administering a few severe
upper cuts, meanwhile avoiding his oppo
nent's rushes in good form.
Minions of the Law Again.
In the fifth round Myer forced the fight
ing and both men went at each other vicious
ly, although the character of the gloves
made the affair but child's play. After an
exchange of blows both men clinched and
were punching each other in tbe ribs, when
Capt. Fitzpatrick mounted the steps and "in
the name of the state" ordered hostilities to
cease. His ultimatum was received with a
roar of derision, followed by a torrent of
curses and protestations. Myer begged for
another round, but the official was obdurate,
the combatants wore compelled to leave the
platform, and the disgusted spectators slowly
A FEATHERWEIGHT FIGHT.
Tommy Bnrke Bests Frank Plgg In Nine
Marios, Ind., Jan 16. Tommy Burk, tbe
featherweight, and Frank Pigg, the light
weight, of Pittt-burg, fought nine rounds
with four-ounce gloves forty miles from
town early yesterday morning, Burk being
awarded the battle. The match was accord
ing to Queensberry rules, to a finish, for
$SU0 a side and the gate receipts. Burk
fought at 122 pounds and Pigg at 127. Burk
score! the first knock down in the second
round. Tbe feature of the third round was
a terrific upper-cut on Burk's stomach,
-which lifted him off his feet.
First Blood for Burk.
Burk was awarded first Mood in the
seventh. The fifth was an exhibition of ter
rific slugging, which virtually decided the
mill in Burk's favor. Early in the round
Burk landed on Pigg s neck, knocking him
down. Tbe latter appeared to have lost his
temper and blows were exchanged thick and
fast. Pigg was knocked down four times
and retired to his corner in bad bhape. In
the ninth round Pigg showed up groggy and
unsteady. He was knocked down five times
and at the call of time was unable to respond
and Burk wa pronounced the victor.
Sullivan Still Holding Off.
New York, Jan. 16 John L. Sullivan
yesterday received a telegram from Presi
dent Fulda, of the California Athletic club,
offering a purse of $15,(100 for a fight be
tween Sullivan and Jackson. Sullivan die
played some impatience. He said the club
knew he would make no arrangements until
he got out of the Mississippi trouble. He
also said he had been offured as high as
$30,000 for a fight, but aa this was a very
good club he would go to them for $23,000,
but not a cent less. The club would also
have to change some of its rules if they
TheyMost Go to Mlssiaalppl.
Albant, N. Y., Jan. 16. Governor Hill
has decided the Mississippi requisition cases.
He temporarily revokes his warrant for
Johnson, Harding, and Wakely, but decides
that the other five (Muldoon, Donovan, Mur
phy, Cleary, and Butler) must be taken to
Mississippi in pursuanceof Governor Lowry's
requisition. Counsel for Johnson. Harding,
and Wakely filed affidavits with Governor
Hill showing that they in no manner aided
or abetted the prize fight, but were simply
witnesses thereof. These affidavits were for
warded to Governor Lowry for his consid
eration. An Editor Arrested fur Libel.
New York, Jan. 16. Leander Richard
son, editor of The Dramatic News, was ar
rested yesterday, charged with libeling De
lancey Nicoll, the lawyer, by printing a
statement that Mr. JJicoll had been seen
riding in a carriage on Long island with
Mrs. J. G. Blaine, Jr., and with his arm
around the lady's waist. Mr. Nicoll pro
nounces the story false in every particular.
A Professor Asked to Resign.
Nxw Ha vis. Conn., Jan. 18. The board
of directors of tbe Sheffield scientific school
last night asked for the resignation, of Pro
fessor Honey, on account of his order to the
students to buy apparatus of a certain dealer.
Slight Earthquake at Columbia, ft. C.
COXCHBIA, 8. C, Jan. 16. A slight earth
quake shock was felt here at 6:40 last even
ing. No alarm was caused by the disturb
anos. Miners Want a New Organisation.
Turk Haute, Ind., Jan. 16. The Indiana
miners at their meeting yesterday adopted a
resolution iu favor of disbanding both tbe
Knights of Labor and Minors' Progressive
union, and forming a new organisation. It
was also decided to insist that machine min
ing should not be done at less than 10 cents a
ton below the prices for pick mining.
Death of an Idaho Judge.
Portland, Ore., Jau. 16. John Las
Logan, of the Idaho supreme court, died at
Lewiston, Idaho, yesterday at the age of 41
years, lie was born in Salem, Va., and his
widow is a daughter of Hon. Randolph
Tucker. He was practicing law in New
York City when appointed judge in
''' Two Men FataJly Injured.
PrVTSBTraa, Pa., Jan. 10. A New Brigh
ton, Pa., special to The Times says: The
boiler of a steam shovel used on tbe Pitts
burg and Lake Erie raflroad at Fallston ex
ploded yesterday afternoon. Wesley Francos
and Benjamin Jackson were fatally injured.
Teq other employes were more or less seri
ously burl . -
Latest Styles and the most
HUace Curtain Stretchers Vl
Will Save-oeu Money, Time end Labor.
WvUV llAtTCIttPl ft HAL LQ UaVI Olll K 1
Say lady cao operate them.
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The Iowa Dead-Lock.
Des Moines, la., Jan. 18. The senate held
short session yesterday, and a number of
bills were introduced. The house took a few
rotes on temporary clerk 50 to 50, and then
agreed to pair the members who are ill
This closed tbe session.
Spinner's Son-ln-Law Dead.
Bcttalo, N. Y., Jan. 16. Frederick B.
Harvey, a prominent business man of this
sity and son-in-law of ex-United States
sreasurer Gen. F. E. Spinner died yester
day morning, aged 62 years.
An English Princess Seriously III.
London, Jan. 16. Princess Maud, daugh
ter of the prince of Wales, is seriously ill
s-ith influenza. She is in her 21st year.
Cbicaoo, Jan. 15.
On the board of trade to-day quotations
ranged as follows: Wheat No. 2 January,
tpened T6j)C, closed ?6ic; February, opened
ind closed TTMrc; May, opened 81c, cloeed
lifc-Vjc. Corn No. 2 January, opened
Svfc-.'c. plotted Viic; February, opened -Wc,
lioed 2g-L6c; May, opened Site-, closed
llVc. lists No. January, opened and
::iwu i' 404 February, opened and closed
ii4n. May. opened ZAc cloeed ?H-Hc. Pork
January, oix-ned jy.fiO, closed $tt.4&; Febra
wy,' oiwned ft..r, cUwd $9 JO; May, opened
tnl rloeed (O.H'.H. LardJanuary, opened
i&.8?Lc closed So. SO.
L ve ick Th following wt re the quota
tions at i hr Union stock yards: Hnew Market
3pened fairly active on packing and ahfrylrip
account: price-Jxtj-lOc lower; light grades,
cta.T&; rough packing, $a.S53.tM; mixed keta,
1.6 lU-'.'S: heavy iwking and shipping
ota, A6wr.3.st. Cattla-Slow; bast grades
arm, 4 ilO.p.l poor to medium slow and
lower. SUiVst 4.011: cows, (l.SOii.m; stockers
tnd tecdrrs. 2.43a.lV ssheep Firm; a.Tsa
.tr. lamb weaker, $1.75 6.H
Produce: Mutter Fancy EUrin creamery. 96
STTc V ; finest dairy. 1jJ3c: parking stock.
r&9c. Eggs-Striotly fresh. lTS.17Vo a) do.;
ice house, ll&ldc. Live poultry Hens, ?$8o
V B; turkeys, tkd.10; ducks, (kftlU; geese, 4.ed
LOO fl doc Potatoes Beauty of Hebron. 8&3
Vic V bu. on track; common and mixed lota, S5
&32c. Apples (iood to fancy, l.k.S0 a) bbL
Cranberries Wisconsin, $8.tii8.76 per box.
Nsw Tobk. Jan. 16.
Wheat No. 2 red winter, ; do January,
W40; do February, 87ic; do March. Klac;
io May, sc. Com No. 2 mixed, 80o eaah;
io January, S8c; do February, f)fc: do
March, 88H0. Oats Quiet and steady; No.
mixed, 294a cash; do February, .(94c; do
March. 28Vo: do May, T!c Rye-Dull. Bar
leyNominal. Pork Dull; mess. 1 10. 03. 11. 00
for new. Lard February. 90.28; Marsh,
VLSI; April, $fl.;fi; May. i8.U.
Live stock: Cattle Fair to prime steers in
demand and steady; Inferior and common
dragged and close 1 weak and lower; native
fteera, V 100 ts; bulls and dry oowa,
IS.1U&3.00. Sheep and iambs Firroen sheep,
m26Hc ) ft: iambs. 07140 9) ft. Hogs Qult
tad firm; live hogs $ 1.9004.20 U ft.
Hay Upland prairie, IT 0VJi$8 00
Hr Tlmoui j f 6 ft (a,$a 0U.
Bay Wild. 45 Wbituj,
Own ld2rM0c; New SlcQ.Ua.
Potatoes 18 Q90c
oosl 8onne:haid M on
Oord Wood-Oak, 4.K; Hickory, I 4 SO
This powder never varies. A marvel of parity,
strenrth snd wholesomness. Mors economics
than the ordinary kinds, and can Dot be sold la
competition with tbe multitude ot low test, short
weight alum or prphosphste powders . A14 ontm
an mm. Hotal Basins Fowota Co., lb Wall
HAS PURCHASED THX
and bu removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
tyHe solicits the trade long enjoyed
by bis predecessor and aa many new
customers as wlah to favor him with
attractire prices combined make
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STOVES AND RANflRS-
IMPERIAL ATiADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
Tbe latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel in many of iu features-is bound to be a Rood seS Be
bu7n"otebermine kmi iU d PinU for I? m
J h,Te ?vf C(!ur9e 8uPP'y of celebrated ROUND 0AK3. This has been
donW? "V "J1"? CP'ed " far M the dr8 unscrupulous but
i:XJJ'?"&7: b P: Becawjth. I aPm the so:e
Cor. Third avenue
SELLING OUT !
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
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 is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter ana Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St. DAVENPORT, IA.
L J. SMITH & SON,:
A. J. SMITH
185 aad 137 West Third Street,
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
uesiraoie gooas. Hardware, etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
and Twentieth St., Rock Island
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