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THE HOCK. ISIiASOJ ARGUS, FBtDAY, JANUARY 17, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
FBI DAT. Jaotaky 17. 1890.
Tom Johnson, one of the new rep res
lenUtiTei from Dubuque county, baa al
ready Immortalized himself at Dee
Moines. On Monday when the bouse
arts called to order, Tom Johnaon waa
not present, and the repabllcana bad a
majority of one vote. Jobnaon waa on a
snow bound train, and erery minute waa
precloua for toe democrata till tbe train
arrived. Tbe republicans did not aee
, taelr opportunity and tbe democrata were
killing time until tbe long-looked-for
Johnson ahould arrive. Tbe Chicago
' It was then getting along toward 3
o'clock' and for an bour J. J. Richard
on. of Davenport, tbe Iowa member of
tbe national democratic committee, and
Chairman Dunn, of the aute democratic
committee, were standing on tbe railway
track that incloses the base of the bill on
which tbe capltol ia built, waiting for
that train from Dubnque and wondering
If it wonld ever come. Finally the en
gine appeared around a carve. Dunn
.wtTed bis arras and shouted frantically.
Richardson flourished a red fl2 which be
bad found In switch shantf, and, alto
gether, behaved like a Comanche Indian.
: Visions of train robbers and train wreck
' era flashed through the engineer's mind
' and be stopped bia train. The two dem
ocratic leaders made a descent on tbe
smoking car, (trapped the delayed
Johnson, who had just lighted a fresh
cigar, rushed htm off the train, up the
; ateep bill, through the capitol corridors
and up a long flight of stairs with a speed
that would have done credit to a trio of
trained athletes. As the doorkeeper
. swaog back the portal they ahot the
breathless member from Dubuque into
; the hall like a bolt from a catapult, and
' every democrat took a long breath and
t felt that at last the country waa aafe.
Johnson came none too aoon. Hol
" brook was on bia feet making a speech on
' a nonsensical point he had raised, to tbe
' effect that there would be no roll call
until the committee on credentials bad
" acted. Smith, of Mitchell, a republican,
; bad taken him seriously, and wasted a
; little time In a speech ahowmg tbe ab
aurdity of aucb a point, and Holbrook
' waa replying when Johnson was precipt
" tated into the room. Holbrook stopped,
: looked at the late arrival a moment and
"Well. I will waive that point. I see
that tbe member I was wailing for has
Just before midnight last tight oc
curred the death of Mr. Arthur Raible,
aon of Mr. Oebbard Raible, the well
known brewer. Tbe disease which
carried him off was quick consumption.
He waa aged 28 years. 4 months and IS
days. Doccaaed was of a happy and
genial nature and bis sudden taking off is
to be regretted. He leaves a bride of a
few months, besides bis sorrowing pa
rents. He was a member of the Rock
Island Turner society and tbe Franklin
Hose company. Tbe funeral will occur
at 2 p. m. Sunday from bis late residence,
corner Fourth avenue and Fourth
F. E. Burrall, son of Mr. C. E. Bur
rail, of Davenport, and grandson of Mrs.
A. C. Burrall, of this city, died in Chi
cago yesterday of pneumonia induced by
"La Grippe." He was twenty years of
age and was employed In a Chicago drug
bouae. Tbe remains are expcted in
Davenport tonight, but tbe funeral bas
not yet been determined upon.
Tim tlnatb rat at N--w Y i k has dropped
to nearly normal tiurw.
81 x Indian niuriliwre wcr handed at Fort
Kmith, Ark., twelve minut.tt after noon
It la reported that Jut-k luiiwy, tbe pu
gilist, is a victim of om-uinptlun, and wlU
never fight strain.
PortU;ue nuTi-UnutM are militating a
conwrtwl bovrott on England by rtfoaing to
rereire Knlih niom-y
R. K Olwn & Co.' xtorv at Minneapolis
was roblaxi Wednesday night of f-i.OOO
worth of uruWlttn MCfu-a and Jewelry.
The nifrrury rejiit D-d V dt-greea below
sero at Huron, H. I., Tliur-ulny at noon, and
the weatur in fold ever' where out west.
The coal minora iu the I'harlarol district
of IVlKium havt atrur-k again Wause of a
rilaputs as to w hat w as aj;rewl upon reoeutly.
John Moore, while ou top uf a derrick near
Washington, l a., Thurxday waa killed by
plug w hicli the preaBiir blew out of a gas
Too Ohio rivr at Evaiwville, lnd.. k
above the dauicer hue and many people havs
been driven from their homm in tb "bot
Mr. and Mrs. U W. Sprugue, a raoently
niarried Ciiiun'o eoiiple, wera Thursday
evening ordal led miui..tir. in the Unitarian
church In thnt rity.
IInry M. Ktmil.-v i fiitortaiuwl at a
banquet by the klivdive at Cairo, F.evpt,
Thursday. All of the Egyptian ninitrs
anil many native (itlu .aW wi ro jTweent.
A IJ-year-old Ik v of Cbii-ago named Brady
bad lath anna and o&m U-g cut off by a train
on tne ttrt.liw-trn railway Hwlueadav.
He Juuipwl from tha train and fell uudor the
i urn nrai uuiiumi; pm up in America for a
Unlvenmliat church was burned Thursday,
It had been used as a bam for many years.
and was situated ou the old 1'lt rce farm
Dear Gloucester, Alum.
W. Walker, of the xtcaiiixhip EarndaJe,
Just arrived at Baltimore from Cuba, was
jailed aa soon as the xLeniner landed on a
charge of attemjiting to poison the whole
erew. tin waa tin' kU-w rd.
At a meeting of the Nun-xt -lub, of Chi
cago, Thursday n)?ht, J. 11. ilayiiiond de
nounced the preaa for it licenmi in dealing
with public aud privatu ciiii-ns. He said
the present llcviiae of the r.-w hud tayoms
an unmitigated eviL
The Indiana Peniocratio Klitirinl associa
tion in seaMion at Indianaitolis Tliumdar.
elected B. F. Louthan.of Lo-an)rt, prwi
dent; Dr. M. C. Benluuu, of Kichmond,
corresixindiug secri tary and A. A. Bparks,
oi miem, rwuruing SDCToiary.
The Commercial Telegram company ,of
New York, announce throuch a circular
that It bas laten di-n-oal of at sheriffs sale to
satisfy judgments apiln-tt it It Is under
stood that tha I'oatal Telegraph company la
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking II all's Catarrh Cure.
' F. J. Cbenet & Co.. Toledo, O.
We. the underaigned, have known F
J. Cheney for tbe laat fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable In busi
ness tranaacliona. and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
Weat & Truax. wholesale druggists, To
Waldlng, Klnnsn & Marvin, wholesale
druggists, Toledo, O.
'Ell. Van Hoe sen, cashier Toledo Na
tional bank. Toledo. O.
-, nail's Catarrh Cure la taken Internally
acting atractiy upon tbe blood and nil
eous surfaces of the system. Price 75c
per uouie. eoia by all druggists
THE WEST AHEAD.
ne Point Gained in theWorld's
(TWO CLOSE VOTES IN THE HOUSE.
Mlseoont Detected by the Watchful
Sprlager Batter, Boar and Blair Cob
trtbato to tho Oobato oa tha Ra.ce Qooo
tioa Foraker Begins Tolling What Ho
Knowa A boat That Ohio Ballot-Bos
Slanoslty Halsteatd Warned to Beware,
Washwoton Crrr, Jan. 17. Among the
bills Introduced in the senate yesterday
were two by George of Mississippi, one pro
viding that employes of companies engaged
U interstate and foreign commerce shall be
entitled to damages from the company when
Injured through the letter's carelessness; that
bo agreement shall render the employer free
from this liability; and that a injury re
ceived In coupling oars shall be prima facie
evidence of neglect on the part of the
sntnpany The other bill makes all patents
purchasable by the government, and de
clares it a valid defence in caaes of infringe
ment that the defendant purchased the article
for use or consumption. A long debate on
Butler's resolution to deport negroes to
Africa took place, and at its conclusion an
executive smuon was held and tbe senate
A Vote on tha World's Fair.
The bouae spent the whole day on the
World's fair Question. The committee on
rules reported resolution to create a special
committee on plan and site, and Cannon of
Illinois made a muioritr report referring tne
matter to the foreign affairs committee, and
with a provision for the derision first ot the
b,ueHtion whether tha fair shall be held east
or weat of the AUegbaniua. This last clause
was later stricken out by Cannon, and his
resolution waa agreed to. A vote was then
taken on the substitution of the majority
resolution as agreed to for the original reso
lution referred to the committee on rules.
and this was defeated by a tie vote, where
upon Springer moved a reconsideration.
McKinley moved to lay that motion on tbe
table, and pending a vote the house ad
journed. The debate was participated In by
many members, and those who favored New
York voted and talked lor the majority res
olution of the rules committor
A Case of Miaeount.
When the vote on the substitution of Can
non's resolution for the minority report was
first announced It was yeas, 140; nays, 142;
defeating Cannon's measure. Springer, ris
ing to a question of privilege, said that be
had kept a close tally of tbe vote, and his
tally did not agree with tbe official tally. He
asked for a recount A recount reversed the
former result and the substitute was agreed
to yeas, 137; nays, 154.
Again, when tbe vote on the substitution
of tbe majority resolution, as amended by
Cannon's resolution, for tbe original measure
referred to the committee was nearly com
pleted. Springer saw that it would be a tie.
He therefore changed his vote to the nega
tive so that he could move a reconsideration.
Bo Springer may be credited with saving tbe
day, so far as it was saved, for the west,
THE NEW IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT.
Senators Talk at Length on a Very Trouble
Washington City, Jan. 17. Butler of
South Carolina addressed the senate yester
day In favor of his bill to deport the negroes
to Africa. To his mind, he said, the subject
waa too grave to be distorted by party con
siderations, or confined within the narrow
limits of party lines. Besides, he said, who
ever concluded that the quieting of the agi
tation concerning the political status of tbe
negro would be a settlement of the race ques
tion disclosed bow little he knew of its mag
nitude. Other Question of Race.
It did not appear why the preponderance
of thought should be bestowed upon the
descendant of the African. It had cost the
government millions to settle the race ques
tion with the Indian and still it was not set
tled. The Chinese branch of tho race ques
tion hod been summarily settled settled, too.
in defiance of treaty stipulation, humanity
and justice. The Chinaman had to go or
die. Cupidity brought the African and the
Chinaman here; cupidity drove the China
man out The Indian would not be reduced
to slavery and he was hunted and corralled.
The Indian was here before the white man.
the African or tbe Mongolian. He possessed
characteristics which should make him a
valuable citizen in a free republic Yet he
bad been regarded as only fit to live on reser
vations to himself under coercion.
A Comparison of I'rejudleee.
Was race prejudice stronger and more
blinding in the south than in the north?
There were 343,701 negrom In the n jrth.
Presumably they had every advantage of
education and enlightenment. Yet in travel
ing through these states you would not find
a negro at work for a railroad company, or
on a street car, or occupying any position of
trust or honor or emolument in tbe state
government It could not lie that the negro
was not qualified for any of these positions.
W bat, then, excluded bim from enjoying his
equal right to these calliugst It waa unfor
giving, unrelenting, incurable race preju
dice. Many would stand amazed at the predic
tion that within fifty years a genuine, full-
blooded negro could not be found ia the pres
ent limits of the United Btateo yet there
were many who believed that very thing.
Tho Reward of Slavery.
It was argued that the negro had helped
develop the south without reward. In an
swer to this Butler said that tbe institution
of sis very, he believed, had retarded tbe de
velopment of tbe states where it existed.
And the negro had not been without reward.
He had been transformed from the rude
savage of the equator to a condition which
made him fit to become a citizen of a free
republic in the temperate lone.
Quoting Lincoln and Itonglaa.
Butler quoted from Rev. Edward W. Blv-
den, fiev. J. S. Le, and Rev. Benjamin Gas
ton, all colored, in support of his statement
that emigration was the only solution of the
race problem. He also read extracts from
the political debates between Abraham Lin
coln and Stephen A. Douglas, in 1838, in
which both of them favored tho separation
of the white and black races; also an extract
from a sjieech of ex-Postmaster General Da
vid M. Key, holding that but little of the
spirit of sectionalism remained among the
Tho Labor Question.
Butler said a fear existed that if tbe
nagroee emigrated there would be no other
labor to till tbe soiL He thought not What
the south needed and what she would get, if
relieved of her superabundance of cheep
labor, was aa immigration of thrifty, Intel
llgent eitisens as "ree-nolders and wealtb-
broduoarm. With this accession the progress
(a the development of tbe south during the
bast decade would be innniteatirnal when
compared with its future prog roes. Butler
closed with an appeal for consideration of
the subject outside of partisan lines.
Hoar Espressos Astonishment,
Hoar, replying to Butler, expressed his
gratification at tbe tone and temper, as well
aa the ability and eloquence with which the
senator from South Carolina had presented
his own views. But it seemed to him that
tbe proposition was tbe most astonishing
that had ever been beard In the legislative
history of the senate, or in the legislative
history of any free, civilised and prosperous
people. The United State was at this mo
ment growing in wealth, strength and pros
parity, and still the demand for labor kept
more fhan abreast of the general growth of
the country. And yet in the
ate of the United States a proposition
was made that, by force of the nation, aided
by its treasury, 8,000,000 laborers, born on
American soil, entitled to every right, were
to be deported.
Ceoa nil meats to Kerrv statesmen
Hoar paid a high compliment to ex-Sona-tor
Bruce, of Mississippi, and to the eight or
ten colored men who bad sat in the bouse of
representatives, and declared that there
could have been no better examples of the
i legislative character, for jttMtjjtteoadaat,
for soundness of judgment, and tor abli.ty In
debate than the representatives of that race.
It waa not, therefore, that the colored race
could not be made fit for freedom tha ; the
speech was made, but simply on the grsund
that the nature o: things, or tbe native of
man, was such that men of different races
(and especially of different completions)
could not live together In harmony and
peace and freedom and honor under the laws
of this republic. If that were true, the x the
declaration of Independence was a lie, and
tbe constitution ot the United States r sited
Blair's Interpretation of Butler.
Blair spoke against tbe bill, which tie de
clared to be either a manifest impossibility
or an absurdity. As to the idea of the tena
tor from Alabama (Morgan that the cl oice
was between murdering the negroei or
marrying them, between killing them cr as
similating them, he thought that a cour of
lectures on the Sixth and Seventh command
ments would settle the whole thing; and that
no more would be heard of a doctrine that
was an absurdity and an insult to our com-
INVESTIGATING A FORGERY.
Tho Notorious Ohio Ballot-Box Cont -act
Washington Crrr, Jan. 17. The cele
brated rase of the Ohio ballot box
forgery, which created such a stir dur
ing the latter part of tbe campUgn
lost fall In that state, was laken up
yesterday by the house committee appointed
to investigate it The subject of the inv jsti
gation is a contract for shores of stock in a
company organized to manufacture a patent
ballot-box, to which the signatures of Camp
bell, DemocraMc candidate for governor of
Ohio; Senator Sherman, Congressman 3ut
terworth, and other prominent men were
forged, the object ting to charge Camrbell
with being interested In tbe company n bile
be was a member of congress, and advo
cating th adoption of the ballot-box. The
Cincinnati Com mere, 1 Gazette printed the
contract and signatures, aud later admi' ted
that it w-as a forgery that had been palmed
off upon the paper.
What tho Witness Said.
Congressman McKinley was tbe first "fit
ness and he said be had never seen the con
tract until just before congress met, tnd
that his signature was a forgery. Be 3ad
no interest nor ever had, in the compsny.
Other witnesses gave the facts of the ap
pearance of the forgery in Halstend's
paper and its subsequent repudiation, iuid
Amos Smith, Jr., surveyor of customs at
Cincinnati, said he took the paper to I'.al
stead and told him it looked fishy, iind
that he believed it was a forgery, but I Cal
stead seemed to think it genuine iind
Es-Gorernor Foraker a Witness.
Ex-Governor Foraker took the witless
chair and asked to be permitted to tell his
story in his own way. He said that after his
nomination L. X. Hadden, Cincinnati City
solicitor, went to him and told him that if
Campbell was nominated many prominent
Republicans would vote for him, because,
they were interested in Campbell's batot
box" scheme, and named Butterworth i nd
McKinley as such. Hodden said be wo lid
procure written evidence of his statement,
and some time afterwards referred Fora er
to one Wood, who was an applicant for
smoke inspector of Cincinnati. Wood
wanted Foraker's assistance and Fora:er
said he would recommend him if he wo lid
produce the written proof referred to above.
After some hesitation Wood agreed.
At this point the committee adjourned for
Secretary Blaine Reported 111.
Washington Crrr, Jan. 17. It was re
ported last night that Secretary of Su.ta
Blaine has been taken down with la grip;o.
At his residence in Lafayette square it as
impossible to obtain either a confimation or
denial of this rumor. Another version v as
that Mr. Blaine had been stricken bv a re
turn of his old trouble Bright s disease. W.
E. Curtis said last night that he had cone to
Oak View cemetery yesterday with r.
Blaine to select a burying lot, and that there
were no truth in the stories.
A Dosen Passengers Hurt
Salt Lake Crrr, Utah, Jan. 17. A Uni n
Pacific baggage car and one coach jumped
the track yesterday at Hampton, and in
jured the following persons: John Bobinscn,
Long Tine, Neb., shoulder and leg injured;
D. Stringer, Bock Springs, bead bruise!:
John McCbalod, Indianapolis, leg broke i;
two children of Charles Wachenflrts, fleh
wounds and cut about the face; Mrs. Jam
Cranz, of Dea Moines, chest bruised; -V.
Paschinger, of Bock Springs head and
shoulders bruised; Miss Abbie Coolidge, it
Evanston, slightly cut; Charles Tobin, of
Hew Washington, O., leg hurt and hard
sprained; Z. H. Graham, of Ogden, ne k
bruised; " Conductor George Mclntosi,
Bays tho Portuguese Were Too Fresh.
Paris, Jan. 17. Capt Trivier, the French
traveler who has just crossed Africa from
west to oast, confirms previous reports of tie
higb-handed conduct of the Portuguese ia
southeast Africa. The captain reports thi t
while he was on the British steamer Lad r
Hyossa, on tha Shire river, the Portugese
compelled the offioers of the vessel to hat 1
down the British flag and hoist the Portu
guese in its stead. Trivier declares that tie
English have lost prestige in southeast
Africa through their paciflo policy.
Ber Toung Man Wedded Another.
Elizabeth, N. J., Jan. 17. Miss Laura
Dixon shot herself in the bead Wednesday
night, and died yesterday afternoon. She ;s
a pretty brunette of 28, and waa dospondet t
beoause George W aimer, who has kept con
poor with ber for a long while, marfiel
lida't ladlet Oea. Monona.
TwwKian-im V. Tan IT Tiill nul
jury bas failed 'to Indict Gen. Mahone fortks
shooting ut H. I . damson on weouon uiku .
DON'T SEEM TO GET ON.
Lively Incidents of n Libel Salt In
areas In Virginia.
Fredericksburg. Vs., Jan. 17. A lib. J
suit which la in progress here is kicking up
great stir. The parties to it are well-knowt ,
and tbe court is crowded at every session, si
much to "take in" the rows the lawyers kick
up as anything else. Wednesday Mr. Fit!
bugh, counsel for the defense, called Kirtly,
one of the plaintiffs, a liar. The first thin;
the judge did yesterday was to inform Fits
bugh that be must retract He did so, an i
the case then proceeded, with J. W. Colbert
on the witnees stand.
General Riot and Heavy Bonds.
'Matters progressed smoothly until Attornev
Fitzbugh attempted to throttle Attorne'i
Dickson, attorney for plaintiff, in his exam
lnation of Colbert Dickson told Fitxbugl
that be was a d d scoundrel, whereupoi
canes, inx-stanus, nsta, etc., were used pro
miscuously, and lor a time a general riot en
sued in court, which caused Judge McLaugb
lin to suspend proceedings until later in th
afternoon. Tbe plaintiff, defendants am
counsel for both sides were placed undej
11,000,000 bonds to keep the peace. Urea'
excitement prevails, and more trouble
feared before the suit is ended.
BASE BALL LITIGATION.
The John M. Ward Boserro Rale Case Is
the Hands of tha Court.
Xew York, Jan. 17. The action brought
by the New York League Base Ballclut
against John Montgomery Ward, to restrais
bim from playing with the Brotherhood,
was argued before the supreme court yester
day. Judge Howland, counsel for Ward,
declared that the "reserve" contract was un
just In its operation, and that the suit was
brought not to retain Ward, but to injurs
Joseph H. Cboate, for the League, said it
was a question of the Inviolabilty of con
tracts. Taking for his text the words, Oh,
that mine enemy would write a book," he
took Ward's book on base ball and read pas
sages to show his former interpretation oi
the "reserve" rule to be contrary to that ad
vanced by him in this suit Choate read a
letter written by Ward in October while
abroad, admitting being bound by bis agree
ment Ward bad himself drawn up the
agreement lor tne players, In order to bin!
The court took the case under a4rlseinanl
ALLISON ALL RIGHT
The Icrwa Senatorship Question
Out of the Woods.
&EPUBLICAH3 IN OATJOUS A UNIT.
The Legislative Dead-Lock Still on Pro
eeedings of tho Atro-Amorlcan Con
vention Red Hot Speech by tho Presi
dent A Suxgeatlon to Senator Butler
Judge Tonrgoo's Advice I'.nVot of La
Grippe on Ohio Politics.
Des Moines, Ia,, Jan. 17. The joint cau
cus of tbe Republican members of the house
and senate met last night Every member
was present except three, who are sick, and
they sent proxies. William B. Allison was
nominated to succeed himself in the United
States senate upon tbe first ballot He re
ceived the vote of every member present 78
in all This insures his re-election by a ma
jority of a
Senator Allison's Remarks.
When a committee brought Senator Alli
son into the room after his nomination he
was received with ringing cheers and ap
plause. He made a brief speech, promising
to devote his abilities to protecting and car
ing for the great industry of the northwest
agriculture. He cited the revenue, cur
rency, and transportation questions as espe
The Dead-Lock Vubroken.
There is no break in the dead-lock in the
house. The votes on electing officers yester
day were 47 to 47 three Republicans sick
and unable to attend. The Republicans tried
to get a resolution through recognizing the
present temporary organization as far as it
goea, and providing for tbe appointment of
a credentials committee to report on the elec
tion in the Twentr-third district but tbe
Democrats refused unless the name of Hotch
kisn. Democrat, was substituted for Lane,
Republican, who is now tbe presiding officer.
This was refused, and the house adjourned.
The senate met in the afternoon, but did
nothing except to pass the bill instructing
the Iowa senators and members of congress
to vote for Chicago as the location of the ,
THE AFRO-AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Officers Elected and a Novel Petition
Adopted A Letter front Tonrgee.
Chicago, Jan. 17. The Afro-American
league reassembled yesterday, and the first
business was the election of permanent of
ficers. Many members did not vote, but all
the ballots stood 111 to 9. The officers chosen
were: President, W. A. Pledger, Georgia; a
score of vice presidents, among them A.
Manning, Indiana; J. W. Malone, Iowa;
Walter Stowers, Michigan; a B. Bell, Wis
consin, and E. W. Moore, Illinois; secretary,
J. rt. ralham, Missouri.
The Pesldent's Speech.
President Pledger said it would probably
be made pretty hot for him in Georgia when
he went home, but that fact did not make
him backward about expressing himself: He
said: "Doughface, copperhead journals of
the north declare that tbe northern people
have become indifferent to the wrongs and
cruelties of which the colored Americans are
the unhappy victims." He insisted that "the
manhood, the conscience and patriotism of
tbe loyal north will yet find a
way to punish and prevent this
criminal sectional nullification of the
constitution, and discover the remedy
to suppress that disloyal element with whom
murder is a vacation and perjury a pastime."
The speaker dwelt upon the Barnwell
Court House tragedy and the outrages in Al
abama. He argued that the Republican party
was tbe party of right and that a Demo
cratic victory, even in the north, was a
calamity. He eulogized Governor Gordon
and Henry W. Grady, and concluded by
prophesying that good would come of the
Inviting tho Whiles to Move.
C. C. A st wood, of 3?ew York, offered a po
tion to confret praying that body to appro
priate fl00,0H0,0uU to "furnish tbe unhappy
white citizens of these states, who may de
sire to settlo in other anu more favored
states, free from Afro-American majorities.
with free transportation and lunch by tbe way
to any of the states north of the Maon and
Dixon line," and that Senators Morgan, of
Alabama; Hampton, of South Carolina, and
Gibson, of Tennessee, "be the 'Moses' to lead
the unhappy people out of the states o their
Tbe petition was unanimously adopted.
Albion Tourgee's Advice.
A letter was read from Judge A. W. Tour-
gee, in which be advised the convention not
to issue an address to the country, but to
content themselves with organizing and mak
ing preparations to raise money for the edu
cation of poor negroes in the south, and to aid
in securing the right sort of legislation from
concrete. He suggested that tbe Afro-
American league should be a secret organiza
tion in order that its members might not tie
in dnnircr of murder aud outrage in the
After some objection that Tourgee was
not an Afro-American and that tbe negroes
wanted to demonstrate that they could at
tend to their own business, the letter was re
ferred to the const ution committee and the
convention adjourned for the day.
LA GRIPPE AND POLITICS.
Its Ravaa-es Wiping Out the IHtmocratlo
Legislative Majority In Ohio.
Cot-l'MBCs, O., Jan. 17. The la grippe
and pueumonia are fast dm-unating the
Democratic majority iu the legialature, and
if a United States senator was now to be
chosen, it is doubtful which party would
succeed. Hon. F. W. Knapp, of Defiance,
Uiea last wees, ana i onn a. Lawior, a
representative of this county died yesterday,
Lost night Judge 1 homos O. Ash burn, sena
tor from the Brown-Clermont district, was
very low at the American bouse with tbe
chances rather against bis recovery, and
Henry Brown, the Hancock representative,
is not expected to live, both having the
pneumonia, and like tbe two deceased mem
bers, taken first with la grippe. Ex-State
Treasurer Ho wells, the Stark-Carroll district
senator, is on the sick list, while half
dozen others are complaining of the influenza
and keep to their rooms. Ail political legis
lation is thus blocked and will tie until the
epidemic passes away and new elections are
A Recession from tho W. C. T. C.
Philadelphia, Jan. 17. The non-partisan
element of the Pennsylvania Woman
Christian Temperance union met in conven
tion here yesterday for the purpose of dis
cussing the adviseability of forming an In
dependent organisation. After a number of
addresses a constitution waa adopted which
forms a new organisation to be called the
Woman's Christian Temperance alliance.
Tho West Virginia Governorship.
Charleston, W. Va, Jan. 17. The mi
nority report of the contest committee was
Had yesterday afternoon to the legislature.
It shows a plurality of 10 for Gen. Goff and
recommends that he be declared duly elected
governor of this state. - It claims that the
committee's labors have demonstrated that
there was no organized effort to corrupt th
ballot bv either party, and congratulates tbt
people of the state on the purity of the elec
tion. Tbe joint assembly has adjourned un
Big Socialist Demonstration.
Behlix, Jan. 17. The funeral of Heir
Wadde. the Socialist editor, which took
place at Hamburg yesterday, was made tbe
occasion of an Immense Socialist demonstra
tion, 00,000 tieople marching in the proces
They Owe a Quarter of a Million.
Albaxt, N. T., Jan. 17. Henry R. Pier-
son, as sole survivor of the broker and -bank
ing firm of Pterson & Son, made a general
assignment for the benefit of his creditors
late yesterday afternoon. Liabilities, 'J60,
000; assets, siao.ooo.
' Four Men Killed by an Explosion.
Nasbtvtlle, Tenn., Jan. 17. Four men
were killed and several othersbadl wounded
br the nremature x plosion of a bleat at a
oamp near J6biUmpjCity, u tbe idaMtla
Dreadful Slaughter by
ATTEMPT AT A FIVE-FOLD CHIME.
Two of Her Victims Dead; one, an Infant,
Fatally Shot, and Herself and Little
Daughter Dangeroaely Poisoned with
Carbolie Acid How tho Mod Woman
Went About Her Awful Work Tramps
ia Trouble Shot on Sight
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 17. A special
to The Tribune from Faribault, Minn. r says:
Yesterday morning a horrible tragedy oc
curred at Cannon Lake, about five miles
from here. Mrs. McXeal, the wife of a pros
perous farmer, in a fit of doe pendancy, shot
with a revolver ber three children, aged re
spectively 4 years, 3 years and 2 weeks,
forced another daughter, aged 6 years, to
drink carbolic acid, and then took a doss
herself. She end her daughter may recover.
Despondency, owing to recent illness, is the
cause. She said she exiected to die.and could
not bear the thonght of leaving her chil
The Slaughter of Innocents.
Ever since her babe was born three weeks
ago the mother has shown signs of mental
aberration, and Wednesday she told her hus
band she believed she was becoming; insane.
Hardly had Mr. McNeal, who ia a thriving
young farmer, left tbe house yesterday morn
ing than his wife bolted and locked the doors
and began ber murderous work. She then
took ber husband's revolver from a bureau
drawer, went to the bed where lay Ruth, her
2-year-old daughter, pieced the weapon close
to the body of the sleeping child, and shot
her dead. She next shot Harold, a boy of 4
years, through the head, wounding him so
badly that he died at 10 o'clock yesterday
morning. Returning to her bed w here she
had her baby tbe mother sent a ball through
Forced Nora to Take Poison.
Nora, the eldest daughter, was shrieking
with fear in tbe next room as the mother en
tered. Seizing a bottle of carbolic acid the
frantic woman poured out nearly an ounce
and forced the little one to swallow it and
then gulped down about twice that amount
herself and threw the bottle on the floor just
as ber husband entered the room. He had
heard shots when a little distance from the
house, but so quickly was the murderous
work done that he arrived too late to stay Its
progress. Mr. McNeal quickly seized his
wife and threw her on the bed and by his
cries soon brought assistance from the neigh
bors. Physicians were summoned and every
thing done to alleviate the misery of those
that survived. 1 here is a very slight possi
bility that the infant uir recover. The
woman and her daughter Nora art both in a
STRUCK THE WRONG TOWN.
A Gang of Tramps Get Into a Little I'n
Ppattsmocth, Neb., Jan. 17. A gang of
tramps came into town yesterday and lost
evening made a raid on Gering & Co. 's drug
store and demanded that the clerk .supply
them with alcohol. He refused, whereupon
one of them began to break up the furniture
and fixtures and threatened the life of the
clerk. Several men sitting in she store in
terfered, which so incensed the tramp that
he turned upon T. W. Biddle, one of bis cap
tors, and began beating him.
Tho Clerk's Artillery Opens.
The clerk meanwhile hurled weights and
other articles at tbe intruder and soon put
him to flight. Riddle's outcries attracted a
crowd, and in a moment the street swarmed
with people. A shot from one of tbe crowd
brought one of the rascals to a halt, and in a
moment be was surrounded by a howlinc
mob. The wounded man was arrested bv
the police, who had great difficulty in pre
venting a lynching. The other tramps were
ordered to leave town before morning, and if
any of them are seen here to-day their cases
will receive prompt and rigorous attention.
A Toothful HigatnUt.
M r; rph TsBono, Ills., Jan. 17. Walter Bal
lard, a bigamist of only 30 summers, lies in
the Murpbysboro jail. Last spring he mar
ried a girl named Bloomberg, but after four
months of wedded life left her. Last Satur
day, without a divorce, he married Miss Ag
nes Chamburiain. Je gave the name Wil
liam Ballard, instead of Walter, to obtain
the license. The officiating justice suspected
something wrong. It was discovered that
Bollard was already a married man. The
sheriff started in pursuit and caught the
young couple a few miles out of town. Bal
lard was placed in jail.
Found the Man He Wanted.
TtRRE HaCTK, Ind., Jan. 17. Granville
Cooprides, a one-arm od young man, whose
life had lieen throated on bight by Deputy
Marshal Miller, of Cl.iy City, shot and killed
Miller yettterday morning when the latter
came Into a saloon bunliug for him. Miller
suspected improper relations between Coop
erides and Mrs. Miller. Ikaiperidcs escaped
on horseback, but was caught later.
A Treasury Thief Captured.
New York, Jon. 17. Chief Brooks, of
the United States secret service, yesterday
captured Henry H. Jacksnformerly paying
teller at tbe United States sub-treasury, who
stole 10,000 from the funds undo- his charge
in October, 1SK7. Jackson will lie held to
await the action of tbe grand jury.
The Indiana Minvra' Convention.
Terrk Haute, Ind., Jan. 17. At the
miners' state convention yterday it was de
cided to let the local unions choose tbe state
delegates to the convention at Columbus, O.,
next week. The following officers were
elected: President, John Cane, of Coal
Bluff; secretary and treasurer, Henry St
John, of Clinton; executive committee, P. H.
Penna, of Carton; William Wuterbotham,
of Washington and Frank Lockard, of
Many Iseaths in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Jan. 17. At 1 o'clock Thursday
101 deaths had been reported to the hearth
department Of these nine were charged to
la grippe and twenty-six to pneumonia and
bronchitis. The number for tbe half day is
eleven In excess of the average for an entire
day previous to this, but it includes the out
side districts and is tha accumulation then of
two or three days.
Indicted a Southern Society Man.
New York, Jan. 17. The grand jury yes
terday afternoon handed in an indictment
against Maj. William Hancock Clark, of tbe
Bouthern society, who fired three pistol shots
at Wilton Randolph, a fellow member, a few
Beecber's Successor Installed.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 17. Rev. Dr. Ly
man Abbott was formally installed as pas
tor of Plymouth church last night to suc
ceed Henry Ward Beecber. At a preliminary
meeting held in tbe afternoon, Mr. Lyman,
before an audience containing a large num
ber of prominent clergymen, read a state
ment setting forth his religious views. At
the close a number of delegates propounded
questions, to which the doctor replied. At
the installation services Rev. Dr. R. R. Mer
edith made the ordination and installation
prayers. Addresses were mode by the Rev.
Dr. Phillips Brooks, of Boeton; Dr. Alex
ander McKenzte, of Cambridge, and Dr. A.
H. Bradford, of Mont Claire, N. J..
A New Trial for Es-Frlest Boyle.
Raleioh, N. C, Jan. 17. The supreme
court yesterday filed an opinion in the nota
ble capital case of ex-Priest Boyle, who was
convicted of rape upon Geneva Whitaker, a
young girl who was an organist at his church.
The opinion is by Chief Justice Merrlman,
and it gives Boyle a new trial.
Talanage Is Sot Laid I'p,
Londox', Jan. 17. The Ber. Dr. Talmage
who was in Paris, Is not suffering from influ
enta. as reKrted. He was entertained
Wednesday by Mr. Raid, tbe United States
minister, and arrived here today. He
will sail for home on the Aurania on tbe
k5th last. ;
Latest Styles and the most
anu .tlMPIMfftnl '
1808 Curtain stretchers Sjj
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
rvmv llnirHVIPVI SHAl:LIl UlVt Quit
asy lady can operate them.
Kor taie tsy
EC. IF. CO-RIDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
TELEPUONK NO. 105.
Light Honrs at Buffalo. N. T.
EuFrALO, N. Y., Jan. 17. Tbe journey
men stone cutters of this city have taken tha
Initiative in the eiht-hour movement here by
making a demand upon tbe employers that
the short day shall go into effect on July L
All the building trades are expected to
follow suit. The employing stone cutters
are in favor of granting tbe demand if tbe
-other members of tbe building exchange
will agree. It is expected that the short day
will go ii.to effect without any troubla
Coini-kcy Joins the Brotherhood.
St. Lous. Jan. 17. Charl s Comiskey,
captain of last year's Drowns, has written a
letter to Tbe t. Louis Sporting News, in
whii-h be says thnt before to-morrow night
he will have signed a contract to play find
base for the Chicago Brotherhood team. Ha
takes this step, he says, for the reason that
be is in sympathy with the Brotherhood, and
believt-s it.-, aims are fur tbe best welfare and
interest of the professional players.
I HU Jan. 16.
On I Ut- lrj of trade tu-ai quotations
vajic 1 it.- loll.iu-: Vht-nt No. Janvju-y,
na-tn-d and -H--il 77c: rt-Lrua y. oned
ami rlr-l -Vay, ij-i.ei M:H,-le, closed
J.;-S''. O rii- No. - January, ojiened
:SAC. rhwl !"!, S4c-; Ft-bruary, tied ljr,
;lod -"-".jc: .my, ')'nel !ils4'. cloned
31H-?4U. t'iit!.-N. -Juiiuary, o-ned Sl!;
v-luorti :u ; K.-irn-iry. oj -m-1 ami rloeel
lti,p. Ma;, ojHii.-il 2.t.c. cliisrtl i"Jc. l;ork
ri. oja-tu J tv..ju,,
taMK rliiMtl . i
i iti-a-ii ;v. t Kt-hru-
iil v ip Aly. ojiened
l.nr.l .iMiiujtr, iioened
L.'V? t- ck-Tli telowii.,; w. rr tit- quota
tiuusal ih I'uH'ii -tin I: uni: .( Market
Clnt-d a. live an . firm; price :' huclier; light
trodea, .i.MOi'i.xt-, ruiju pat-kiln;. o.HUi3.j;
mixed lots, f: .iiR-r.t.s-,1: nravy lacking and
hipuing lots. $.UM'.-..il. (att) Fairly ac
tive; food to choice tinu, $4 ftiVl.V; poor to
lair kiuw, UiVuj.H ; -, j-1 4"j-'.il; Block
ers nd jtmlt-r. ;U.4 'i-;iJ. Mitep-bUodj;
muttons, fck.Vl y'Ltt-l; lam -as, 4 ." (U.iiU.
Ina1ure: Butter Katicy Elgin creamery, 38
CrZT.c V finest dairy. lXuVUUc; packing stock.
Wr. Eggs filrii'ily rsh, KiTtlTHc w doz.;
ice house, l(rlrtc. Live poultry Hens, TSte
V It; turkeys, ftj; 111; ducks, taiO. geeee. 4.5(J&
6.00 V doz. Potatoes Kcaut of Hebron,
V bu. on tract; common and mixed lota, 2
fe&c. Apples tJood to fancy, H.Svjj!.5ti V but.
Cranberries Wiscouin. ff.niiS.T5 per hot.
Xsw York. Jan. 1.
Wbeat No. 1 red winter. r8c; do February,
cTHc; do March. KsV;; do April, 8tic; do May.
8Sc. Corn No. 2 inixed, MUo cash; do Feb
ruary. 3nac; do A ril. V; Way. 8Hc. Oast
Quiet and steady: No. 2 mixed, SSo cash:
do January. iHc; do May, 2tt6c. Rye Dull.
Barley-Nominal. l'ork--uIl; mess, JIO.
1 MM for ticv,. Ijird Stcudy; March, $6.82;
May, 5l 4i
Livestock: I'ull'c Nominally steady; stsers.
j.r.-- V 1"' boil and dry oows, $2.0ua
fr&iM. Sheep an-i ljuuli -Firm for both sheep
and lambs at full pnem: sheep, (4.S06JK f
JIM 1s; lamia, it ?. Hogs Dull and
acak-r; live Ixkss. j3.Mus4.10.
Hay fpland prairie, f" 05a$8 00
Hay Tfmtny to 5 3.$3.UU.
Hay Wild. 4 ai5 OJ.
Kyo ' 3tic
Corn Old09c3t30c ; NcwJl.&SSe.
Pouioes 13 20c
Ooal riofi He thai d W On
Cord Wood-Oak, S4.S: Ulckorr. $4 80
This powder never vsrles. A marvel o Jpurtty,
strength and wholesomness. Mors economics,
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold io
competition with the moltltade of low test, short
weight slam or pr phosphate powders . Sold
cam. Rotai. Basins Fowdck Co., 10S Wall
HAS PURCHASED THE
id has removed to
Third Are., and Tenth St.
C9Be solicits tbe trade long en joyed
by bit predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to favor Lira with
attractive prices combined make
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the Best, and
1622 SECOISTD JL"VE3STTJE.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
Tbe latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoyes. This Is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel In many of its features is bound to be a good seller Be
sure and examine this stove and learn its good points for after seeing it you will
buy no other. ' '
I hsre of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
so Popular that it is being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don t be decelved-buy tbe Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwlth. I am the so'e
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods. Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
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 MPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham-sale but a bon a;
fide sale, as we will not carry. any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent'a Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St, DAVENPORT,' IA.
FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, AND ALL TIMES.
THE HEALTHIEST AND THE BE8T.
ONCE USED, NEVER WITHOUT IT.
ASK FOR YELLOW WRAPPER.
For Sale Everywker.
BRAXCff HOUSE, VAVO.Y SQUARE, NEW YORK'.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
123 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
1RRQ 3 chano prizes.
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