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THE HOOK ISLAND AHGU8, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1890.
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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Tuesday. Januakt 21. 18B0.
Tnx West Virginia election fraud, of
lilt fall are up again for cooperation.
, Pro,, fraud, are ahown by the official
Investigations now made public. They
how thai the republican, Imported bun
dred, of negroes, Totd them, and Im
mediately avnl tbem back to Virginia to
vote over again. The exposure of these
and like fraud, will settle Mr. Goff'a
claim, to the governorship of the state
and strengthen the democracy and insure
their continued ascendency.
The proposition of Senator Butler, of
Houth Carolina, supported by Senator
Morgan, of Alabama, to furnish transport
tation at government expense to such ne
groes a, desire to emigrate to Africa ha,
uvea accurately described as astonishing.
Before the law negroes are now the equal
of any other citizen. They have equal
rights and equal privileges, but they are
not a superior class; they have no claim
to free transportation anywhere at gov
ernment ( X pense. The race question I, of
course a perplexing problem, but It, solu
tion will never be aided by aucb quack
prescriptions as that of Senator, Butler
and Morgm. In the first place there is
not the slightest chance of the bill pass
ing either bouse of congress, and la the
econd plsce, even if it should becon a
law, there is do probability of any con
siderable number of colored men taking
advantage of Its provisions.
The truth Is that the south Is bearing
now, and must continue to bear the con
sequences of its own sin and folly. It
imported human beings for the purpose
of holding them in slavery. It la now
cursed with a large ignorant population
with which the dominant race cannot as
aimilate, that fact Is in the line of retribu
tion which follows In the wake of all
wroog-dolng sooner or later.
BEATlfttt THK t'IKMT JOB.
The democratic minority in the house
of representatives have done t e people
good service already in defeating the re
publican attempt to take out of the treas
ury the stealings of the absconder, 8il
cott. Through the gross negligence of
the bouse alone, Silcott, its disbursing
officer, was permitted to handle large
sums of mouey without bond. lie proved
to ba a tbief aod the money that be car
ried away, 'having been paid to him by
the treasury on the salary account of
members, belonged to the congressmen
and they were the losers, as they should
bave been, theirs being the fault. Natur
ally enough, a movement for the purpose
of reappropriating th money.thus throw
ing the loss upon the people, was set on
foot w th powerful republican backing,
and it was this shameless steal which the
turdy democratic minority sat down on
ao heavily last Wednesday.
On the vote on this proposition there
were 126 ayes to 142 nayes. Of the ayes
the republicans cast 90 and the democrats
80. Of the nayes the democrats bad the
honor of casting 100 and the republicans
43. The division thus made may be ac
cepted as a fair indication of the strength
of the boodle and anti-hoodie element, in
the house. Chicago Herald
The official figure on the great Ore In Boa-
bin but ThanKHKiring iluy place the low at
Tlio iuinrn at ('liirrnl. liolium, havs
diM-Ureil a renewnl of tho ynnoral strike on
The Clti 'iiV Xntinuul Uiuk of Johnstown,
I 'a, cat iUi lllnMUm, bit Uvn authorized to
MiiIIikiii, I'leary, and t-oiiiiiioii hava
Nrn release)! on tall at I'urrU, Mum., to ap-
-ar at this June term of the court.
A bill U to Uf tutru-lueeil in the Canadian
parliament aboliftimitc th Kr-n'h aa an
oflleial limi;iiK'' of th" Cntmlmn iiorthwmt.
The trlil of th Ave tn-ii klvuwwI of Jury
DriiMiiK in eontiivtioii a ith tb ( rouin cans
at CliHao lm Imii iHMtiiuimt until Kel. 10
Two hunilrvil i-ooMrx laid ilowu their
tools and struck Mondav, at Chiiago, for
hlgber par. fourteen lrrel fa-tnrl ara
Eifclit imwimi'm wrr Injiiiv l on the In
Wnatloiml railway in Texas MutiiUr by the
overturums of two )u--iij(-r enai-hea none
T1h tierinnn tin trust liu lvn formally
tlliwolvisl, niiK'li to th- trrntillcniion of the
smaller dealer. anl to the relief of the
A Ulfi ul member of the Itritisli parlia
mnt ha announced Ills Inteutiou of intro
(tui'inu a bill for i-i,h; hour m-ork for
I'"tr Olcstiv, iiephew of ei-(invernor
(Vlcsliy, ot Illinois, u(t i,.ntally shot and
kllLsl liimwlf while limiting live miles from
Tho Custom Forenmii TnilorV Mssiwiation
of America U liolilinst its annual newum in
C btcnuo with every st.ite in the I'nion rop-
resente)! vxi-rpt Cnliloruiu.
Mimt Ella Gaston, of liurlxiur county, Ala
bama, ban embracer! the Jeo inh faith, and
with it her best Voting man, who U an Israel
ite. The couple will mkhi be married.
There Were 1 1!) deaths iu Chicago, for the
twenty-fonr hours ended Moth lay noon,
eight being attritntel to la gnim. Tba
doctors think the t iidmi: is alatmg.
Morris Terry, an ItidiunapoliH street car
driver, waa fatailv stubbed Monday night
by a negro, who robbed the car of the money
box and escaped U'lore h could be caught.
The iron bridge over the Little Miami
river neur Urugotiin, O., collapsed Mondav
carrying down twenty um-u. some of whom
were badly injured, and kllliut; one Wm
Miss Ellai Karger, of f .'omfort. Tex., got
ntaugled in ttie halter of a horse and waa
dragged to death in full view of her father,
who waa confined to his bed with pneu
monia, and unable to belp her.
Two men tied the doors of Walker's
diamond store in Montreal with rope
Monday evening, and then smashed the plate
glass in the window and got away with
f W.OUO worth of diamonds. Una man with
soma of thai boodle was captured later, but
the other with 10,000 worth got off.
Haverhill Mhoeimaker at Work.
IIaTKHHIU, Mass.. Jan. 8). Three thou
sand shoemakers who have been locked out
for a week returned to work vratrLv n.l
the labor didlcultiea have been settled to the
entire satisfaction of both tho employers and
employes. The manufacturers have plenty
Waiting for Cold Wave,
Ncwbtroii, 27. Y., Jan. 21. The National
Hkatiug association committee met last
evening and adjourned until to-day, be
lieving tliut a cold wave is at hand, and that
the racea down lor Friday and Saturday
nort mar come off c - ..
Don'tl if a dealer oilers you a bottle
or Dr. Bull Cough Syrup without wrap
per or label,, or In a mutilated condition,
don't touch It don't buy It at any price:
there Is something wrong it may be
a aangeroua or worthies, counterfeit.
Insist upon getting a perfect, unbroken.
TJ. a. hiqn it orics. I
For the next 84 boura tor Illinois
kr air; stationary temperature.
AN ANGRY PROTEST
Letter of a Man Who Declines
AH INDIGNANT CHIEF OF DIVISION.
Heary A. Phillips Writes His Mind of He-
Rating and Other Matters Mayor Moa
by, of Cincinnati, 8heds Some Light on
Woods Dark Ways A New Name for an
Eminent EditorSouthern Question De
bated In tho Senate Heed Appoints the
World's Pair Committee.
Wahhisoton City, Jan. 21. Ilenry A.
Phillips, one of the re-rated chiefs of divis
ion of the pension ofHcn, who was re
cently requexted to resign, yeatcrday ad
dressed the following letter to Commissioner
Ranm declining to do so:
"Hia: Referring to your note of ov. 22;
requesting my resignation as chief of divi
Ion, reieatfl)l In our recent personal inter
View, 1 have to sny that I assume that yoo
will not deny that this request ia not ol
your motion, but prompted by the secretary
of the interior. I accept the request as no
tice to the effect thut if I do not accede to
to it my dismissal will follow. And yet I
must respectfully d;'liue to resign, and so
place my neck in position for the axe of the
executioner, who jtwt now is so busily en
gaged in completing the work begun on th
persons of myself and others over a quarter
of a century ago ou southern battlefields.
Complaining ot lespotism.
"But in those long gone days, it was a
more even contest. The foe at that time
is honorable and gave me an even chance
of life for life. To-day I am ground iu th
dust, uuder the weight of official ouly
official superiority. And he who dictates
this request, by inference at least, arraign
me as a conspirator against the revenue ot
this nation, and in etfoct would brand me as
a robber of dollars of the nation I went
down into the valley and shadow of death to
serve and save. or again, you will not
dispute that there is no impeachment of my
general character, nor charge that I have
not and do not fully and faithfullv
perform the duties of chief of division.
That I am not, and have not faithfully
laDorea to expeditiously settle the ail too
long deferred claims of our comrades."
As to That Re-rated Pension.
Tou informed me that the secretary in
sisted on my going because my pension had
neen increased and re-rated since I had
been in this position. When I informed you
that it was a month before I was appointed.
that the action was taken in my case, you
suggested that I waa expecting an appoint
ment lou were rlgnt, I waa exnectinz it.
for I had the word of Commissioner Tanner
that I should be appointed. It has been pub-
usnaa tune ana again that my pension was
Increased by Commissioner Tanner, from id
so 13 per month. The fact is. that Gen
lllack while commissioner, put my pension
uptoau, and re-rated it. and I was not
satisfied with that because I was informed
that the medical examining board (com
posed of Democratic doctors, by the way)
who had thoroughly examined me, had re
ported that I was entitlud to more, and so I
did not hesitate to aeuk at the hands of
Commissioner Tanner that full measure of
Justice which had been denied me iu the
past, and those dollars which undvr the law
belonged to me, and which bad with the
dollars belonging to so many other com
rades been held to increa.e the surplus.
lrn)la Corporal Tanner.
"In granting my pension at t4 per month
Commhwiouer Tanner did just w hat three
reputable members of the medical division
recommended him to do, and I am Informix
that is the figure the Brooklyn board advised
Gen. Black to grant Now, against all this
comes the dictum of oue man, who, without
madical or surgical skill, puts his will aud
the power which the accident of political
preferment gives him to root up and revoke.
He does not appear to appreciate that to re
rate is to correct an error. Ho the only
question is, or should be, 'did I suffer from
error in the pastf You may or may not
know that when action on the cases of em
ployes of this office was first questioned
Commissioner Tanner subjected thorn ca-w
to the test of review by four of the tieat men
in this office, whose honesty and cau-ity I
do not believe even the secretary of the in
terior will question. They reported that
the action taken in my ca was in accord
ance with the evidence on file in the case.
"If the action of the secretary of the
interior in directing you to call for my
resignation bo homwt in its impulse, why, I
ask, dis he not take the course provided by
law to call down a eiision granted wrong
fully or in excess. Why uot give nie th
opportunity to defend uiuIt oath, aud by
professional testimony, what I now receivel
Why does he wrap himself iu the panoply ol
power which encircles a cut.inct minister,
arrogantly exclaiming in effect, "I am tbt
state" and brutally strike bread and buttel
from the mouths of my w ife and little ones'
A Qneatlon of lnely.
"He would never have held the power he
now does; President Harrison would never
have had the power to put him where he is,
if comrade and myself in the state of New
York had not labored to more effect than
he did in Miseonri hut fall. I said almve 'If
the action of the secretary be honest.' Is it
not a fact that I was marked liecause I am a
friend of Corporal Tanner aud placed here
by hlmf Very clear evidence would 1m
necessary to convince me to the contrary.
A Hitter r arm till.
"In bidding good-bye to this office, as 1
undoubtedly shall as soon as the axe can lie
swung, I shall go, thankrul that for a brief
easou at le ist I have had a chance to serve
my suffering comrades In this place. I con
fess that I am human. I have to call up al
the equanimity I ponses as I contemplate
the fact that as I go I leave behind me hun
dreds iu this office who did their level best
to keep our political opponents in power.
I leave others, who in tho coutest of aquarter
century ago, did their best to make my
comrades eligible for a pension, or a grave.
For aught I know, I alia.ll leave behind me in
the pension office, tho very man who spd the
bullet which laid bare my brain, condemned
ne to a life of misery and made me eligible
to a pension, and to re-rating.
"Very respectfully yours,
Henry A. Phillips."
MAYOR MOSBY ON THE STAND.
The Cincinnati Mayor on the Ballot-Boa
t'raod Other Evlflvnee.
Wahhisotow City, Jau. 21. Mayor
Mosby, of Cincinnati, was the first witness
before the ballot-box investigators yester
day. Ha said that when Wood applied for
the position of smoke inspector ho had recom
mendations from some of the best citizens in
the state; that Governor Foraker asked him
to hold the appointment back until Wood
bad provided him (the governor) with cer
tain political information. Mosby read a
number of letters of reootn mandution, when
the chairman of the committee suggested
that the reading might be dispensed with.
Mosby raolied that ie would not like it U
go abroad fvt be thought of appointing a
man who had deliberately sat down hers
last Saturday like a buffoon aud a fool tc
give evidence, without also showing on
what grounds be was acting. He was al
lowed to proceed.
Witness said he wrote Governor Forakel
to ascertain what was the banse of the delay
in the Wood case, and later received a re
ply saying that it was ali right The next
day Wood presented the governor's letter of
recommendation. Wood seemed Competent,
and he (Mosby) decided to appoint him, but
in the meantime charges were made against
Wood by a brother-in-law, of a very grave
character alleging adultery, eta These
charges were Inter denied by Wood's sister-
in-law, who said the brother-in-law was s
mild lunatic, while Wood went right along
giving witness testimony aa to his reputa
tion from the best kind of men.
First View of tho Forgery.
Sept. 14 Mosby first saw the forged paper.
Gov. Foraker met him in theOibson House,
Cincinnati, and said: "Here are these pa-
pars, and tbare is too much of them."
fciUier then, or later, In answer to a question
as to what he was going to do with th
the papers, the governor had s lid that he
was going to do nothing with them. Wit
ness did not suspect the paper of being a
forgery, although he was much surprised to
see Senator Sherman's name. Be had been
told in advance of the signatures of Butter
worth and McKinley. Witness took the
ground that, if used, the paper would prove
to be a boomerang, as Mr. Camr bell, being
exposed, would turn around and publish all
the other names. Witness said chat Wood
told him that be bad gotten the per from
Mr. McLean's secretary. Gov. Foraker had
told witness not to appoint Wool unless he
was found to be of good character and
Publication of tho Paper.
Mosby said that Halstead toll him the
day before the publication of the paper that
be was going to publish a "corker" next
morning. Walters, who testified Saturday,
then took the stand again and said thai
Wood showed him the Cincinrati pa pel
with the forged papers published in it, and
said that "Old Snort inghorse," metoiing Hal
stead, had made a d d fool of himself.
Wood Talking Again.
Wood waa then again put on the stand and
said nnmea were pinned to one of the pa pen
that he had 'concocted, but as a matter ol
fact there was no pinholes in the s me paper,
showing that Wood swore to a 1 e. Wood
suid he put the names of Sherman, McKinley
and other Republicans on the pa vw to pre
vent Foraker from publishing It. During
his examination Wood admitted that be had
given a let tor addi-eased to Governor Lues
by Governor Foraker to a memlior of the
Ohio State Democratic comm ttee, but
swore that Foraker bad authorised him to
The Men Who Forged the Names.
F. L. Milward and F. S. Davis, c f Cincin
nati, told how the names were t rged, but
impressed the committee with the idea thai
their connection with the matter vaa not ai
all crooked. They had no idea of t )e use th
paper was to be put to.
Kxnoanre of the Fraud.
George J. Murray, a Cincinnati lawyer,
testified that he drew up the baIloi-box con
tract Murray later heard from ilward of
the forgery of the names, and wh n the pa
per was published he went to Wood, whe
told him a long story that ueithi r agreed
with Governor Foralcer's testimony nor with
Wood's own. Murray then Immediately ex
posed the fraud.
Lewis M. Haddon, of Cincinnati, was the
last witness. He had understood lhat Rep
resentatives Buttersworth, Camp tell, and
others were greatly interested in the ballot
lux bill and so told Governor Fort ker. He
had seen a paper somewhat like the one
forged by Wood in August, 18SS, and on it
were the names of Mr. Butterwort x, Mr. J.
E. Campbell, and McKinley. The nam
looked like signatures.
The committee then adjourned to Feb. 3.
IN SENATE AND HOUSfl.
Pasro and Chandler on the Southern Ques
tionThe World's fair Committee.
Washinototc City, Jan. 21. A few bllh
of no particular interest were reported tc
the senate yesterday, somo routine business
transacted, and then a political delte took
place between Pasco of Florida and
Chandler. Pasco mode a set sjieecb against
national interference in state elections for
congressmen, and said many charges had
been made of suppression of the col red vot
south, but no evidence of the same pr jsented
it was all inference. Chandler replied by
citing a number of cases where Republicans
had been killed or driven from their homes
in Florida because of their politicnl views.
Pasco declared that the elections i i Florids
since lSTtl had been quiet and ho lest, and
chargnd Chandler with buying thj Florida
returning board in 1S76. Cliandbr denied
that any extraordinary measure I ad beer
adopted to carry that state for Hayes. Tu
senate then went into executive seaion and
In the house the speaker app tinted s
World's fair committee composed of Candler,
of Massachusette, chairman; Bitt and
Sprintrer of Illinois, Belden and I lower of
New York, Hutch and Frank of Missouri,
Bowdoiu of Virginia, and Wilson of West
Virginia. Resolutions were offend to re
imburse members for their tones by the
Silcott steal (Oates of Alabama and Stone ol
Kentucky.) Springer offered rewilut ons that
tlie house deride Thursday w hich city th
World's fair should be held at and that thi
special committee report a bill so locating
the fair. Iu committee the house tlieu tool
up the Oklahoma bill, which was still pend
iug at adjournment
Randall Joins the Church.
Washinotus City, Jan. 21. Tin stories
that Hon. Samuel J. Randall's lealth is
growing worse and that his com! tiou hat
become critical are revived by the ai.nounce
nieiit that he was admitted to the Metropoli
tan Presbyterian church Sunda. Ir.
Chester, who was called in last Tuesday by
Mrs. lUndall, baptized the ex-speaker and
admitted him to the fellowship of the church.
The fart was annoum-ed from tt e pulpit
Hunday. It is still claimed by Mr. f-andall's
family that his health is improving.
To Tax Board of Trade Men.
Wasrisotox City, Jaa. 21. Ami ug the
bills introduced iu the house Mon lay wai
one by Butterwortb levying a tax on all
persons dealing in options on grain meats.
cotton, and other products. It fixes the tax
at 20 cents per bushel on grain hai died or
professed to be handled in options and I
cents per pound ou meats, cotton, et
Washinoto.x City, Jan. 21. In the secret
session yesterday afternoou the seuate con
firmed the following nominations of p mtmaa-
ters: Illinois J. H. Uasu, Macomb; M. D. B.
Idnes, Braid wood. Iowa 8. M. Chill, Dun-
lap; J. N. Martin. Burlington; H. A. White.
Mount Ayr; J. N. Miller. Sac City. Mlchi-
gan J. A. Collier, Hart; W. J. Spears,
The Iowa Legiitlature.
Des Moineh, la., Jan. 21. Each pa -ty bad
forty votes in the ' bouse yesterday, after
the pairs were counted out. Holbrook offered
a resolution (representing the Dora lcrats)
providing that the Democrats would agree
to the election of Republican tem
porary officers; that a committ- of
five on credentials be appointed I y the
temporary speaker and confirmed by the
house, each member now on the
rolls to be entitled to vote, until
he l declared by a majority vote
not entitled to his seat; that the Demo
crats have the permanent speaker and the
Republicans permanent chief clerk; the
other positions to be divided; the chi irmen
and majority of the standing commit es to
go to each party alternately, the Republic
ans iiaing first choice. A nutnlr of
counter propositions were made during the
debate that followed, but nothing wan done,
and after eleven ballots on temporary clerk,
which resulted in no election, the boute ad
journed. May Char; That Extra 10 Coats.
Philaoki phia, Pa., Jan. 2L Tlie su
preme court yesterday decided in favor of
the Pennsylvania railroad company in the
appeal of the suit of Reese, of Pitt .burg.
the question at issue being the lega.ityof
the extra charge of 10 cents where fare is
paid on trains instead of at tioket t ffices.
The court holds that where ample facilities
are given to procure tickets, aud a cou pon is
jpven for the refund of -the extra clmrga,
the practice la justifiable.
A Lockout About Thro Boys.
Danbckt, Coun., Jan. 2L All tb hat
finishers iu fourteen ot the sixteen shops
bere, numbering 1,200 men, were locked out
to-day by order of the Hat Manufact iirers
association. The difficulty is of nine n onths
standing and grows out of the emplo3 ment
of three boys in the fluishing department of
C. H. Merritt's shop. There is a dispute aa
to whether these boys euro on finishing work
Good lea oa tho Kenneboe.
South Gajuhkkr, Me., Jan. 2L Thj ice
men have now been cutting ice on the Ken
nebec for a week, and are getting a pr jduot
of superior quality. The river is f roset over
with as solid a block of ice as was ever har
vested, measuring from eight to t valve
inches in thickness. '
ON TO TIMBUCTOO.
A Frenchman's Voyage to
THE PERILS OFFOEMEE EXPLORERS.
A Difllcnlt riaee for Civilised People to
Visit Hard Lines for Britons In Portu
gal Fngllih Women In Trades Unions
Lord Napier's Twin Holra Aa Amor
leaa Scheme or British Onnmakers
Row In th French Chsnbsr-NoUt.
Paris, Jan. SL For the second time
rimbuctoo has been reached by steam
boata. This time the journey has been
made by Lieut Jaime, of the French
navy, with the gunboats Niger and
Mage. It was with the Niger that Lieut
Caron made the first trip to Timbuctoo in
the summer of 18h7. The only news yet re
ceived is that Lieut Jaime started from Kuli
koro, on the upper Niger, on Sept. 16 last,
that he made the journey of about 800 miles
to Timbuctoo in safety, remained in that
famous city for some time, and then re
turned up the river. The entire journey oc
cupied only six weeks. The natives every
where gave him a friendly reception. This
is very different from the experience of
Lieut. Caron's Risky Trip.
Tidiaua, the young prince who rules a
country of about 50,000 square miles, with a
population of 1,000,000, was opposed tc
Caron's attempt to reach Timbuctoo, because
he feared the French would draw away the
trade of that city, from which he derives
large profit But Caron, nothing dauted.
went on bis way and the prince did not try
to molest him. He, however, used his In
fluence with the people of Timbuctoo to in
duce them to give the explorer a hostile re
ception. Caron was not permitted to go to
the city itself, which is several miles from
the river, and after a stay of one day at the
pot he was glad enough to get away without
fighting. The significance of this lust suc
cessful journey is shown bv the fact that
only about a half-dozen Europeans, all told,
have ever visited the city, and those whe
got away unscathed succeeded in maintain
ing their Mohammedan disguise, without
which they would not have escaped.
They Give I'p Their Allegiance to Keep
Their Bread and Butter.
London, Jan. 21. The complications
arising from the dispute between England
and Portugal are rapidly increasing. Id
addition to the now formidable boycott ol
England and Englishmen in the cities and
towns of Portugal, a large number of
English employes of Portuguese merchants,
manufacturers, etc., have been forced to be
come naturalised subjects of the king oi
Portugal or suffer dismissal from theii
situations. In those cases no middle course ii
possible. Every Englishman employed by a
Portuguese must forthwith sacrifice hi
means of obtaining a livelihood or forswear
his allegiance to his sovereign.
Done In Desperation.
In sheer desperation a great many loyal
Englishmen are accepting the alternative in
order to keep their positions, and the vaTue
of these new recruits to the Lisbon govern
ment is questionable.
The resignation of the aggressive governor
of Mozambique, Seuor De Castilho Barretoe
Noronha. will, it is believed, greatly assist
in bringing about a reconciliation between
the disputing nations, since it is understood
that it was through his excess of zeal aud
misconception of instructions that the hos
tile acts of the Portuguese in southeast
Africa were allowed to go as far as they did.
A BUSINESS FEUD SETTLED.
One Prominent Cltlsen of Rome, Ga.,
a Shot to Death by Another.
Rome, Oa., Jan. 21. De Forest Allgood,
president of Trion factory .one of the wealth
iest institutions of North Georgia, was shot
doad last evening by Dr. J. B. S. Holmes,
his brother-in-law and one of the beet knowi
physicians of the state The men had been
on bad terms for years ou account of a busi
ness dispute. Allgood had often threatened
to kill Holmea, who always made a point to
keep out of the way and avoid a hostile
meeting. Last night Allgood came down from
Trion factory on the tram and waited at
Holmes' office until Holmes came iu from a
hunting trip with some friends. As thi
party approached, Allgood advanced witt
drawn pistol, but before he could use it.
Holmes shot him w ith his double-barreled
shot gun. The loads of bird shot nearly
tore Allgood's neck to pieces, but falling.
Allgood half rose and tried to fire his
pistol, but fell dead licfore be could do so.
Holmes is in charge of a sheriff at his own
home. Popular feeling jurdifie his action.
U iiium Joining Trades t'nlona.
Losdox, Jan. 20. One of the most re
markable phases of the present labor agita
tion is the success which has attended the
propagation of trade uuiou principles among
the female workers in the east end The
Cigarmakers union is a case in poiut This
union was the direct outcome of the an
nouncement by tho employers of their inten
tion to reduce wages. At first the women
failed to comprehend the meaniug of the
suggested union, but when it was fully liorne
in upon their minds they joined in large
numbers. Within the last two months OnC
women bave t-ivon in their nntnes, and it is
noticeable that with the establishment of the
society wagex have beau much above the nor
mal figure, a competent girl earniug 211
smiling or TV pntmngs a week.
Curious Cake of Inherltaure.
London. Jan. 21. The death of Lord
Napier of Mngdnla lias given rise to a some
what curious complication. The deceased
nobleman left two sons, twins, Robert and
George. After much discussion among
doctors and nurses as to which entered the
work! first, the family decided that Robert
should inherit the title George thought ot
contesting this decision end of appealing to
parliament to divide the honors, as there are
two titles. As a compromise the family
council, influenced by the fact that Robert,
though married, bad no child, and that
George must eventually inherit everything,
propose to give George a handsome annuity
and one of the titles. There ia no parallel
ease in the history of the British peerage.
" A Braslllan Trade Decree.
Rio Janeiro, Jan. 21. The government
baa decreed that all foreign companies doing
business in Brazil must transfer to that
country two-thirds of their entire capita
within two years of their organization.
Companies already in existence must do the
same with six months.
Competition for Americans.
London, Jan. 21. It is stated upon good
authority that the firm of Armstrongs, guia
makers, intend to establish an immense
shipyard in the United Btetes and bid.
through Ao uirica lis interested in the enter
prise, for the construction of the ironclad
ve5sols which it is proposed to build for the
United States navy. The claim is rhade by
the Armstrongs that they can profitably
compete with the American shipbuilders on
their own ground and easily command th,
American influence necessary to secure
Soldier lu tho French Chamber.
Paris, Jan. 21. When M. Joffrin, a dep
uty seated hi the place of Boulanger, mount
ed the tribune in the chamber yesterday to
speak to a question the Eonlangist. led by
Boulanger 's lieutenant, M. deRoulede, raisec
an uproar so Joffrin could not speak. The
presiding officer called upon Roulede to
withdraw. He refused, and the sitting was
suspended while the military was called in
end forcibly ejected Roulede. This did not
quiet the Bouiangista, and two others were
removed by the soldiers, when all the Bou
iangista left the chamber In a body.
Wales and Wife to Visit Is.
London, Jau. 21. It is stated on excellent
authority that the prince of Wale, con
template, a visit to America in th spring
He will be accompanied by the princes, o:
'Wales, and possibly hjj second sonzMnoi
George, who will be 25 years old next June
The journey will be confined to New York
state and Canada, as time is limited. Tbt
royal party will travel incognito.
Thinks Dr. Peters I Dead.
Berlin, Jan. 21. Lieut. Rust, one of the
members of the Dr. Peters expedition, has ar
rived here. He is firmly of the belief that
Dr. Peters is dead.
Berlin to Hold an Kxposltloa.
Berlin, Jan. 21. It is proposed to bole
an international exhibition in Berlin in 187!
which shall ellipse the recent exposition in
Preacher Spargeou Very IlL
Mentone, Jan. 21. Spurgeon, the great
preacher, is very ill again, and unable U
quit this plaoe.
RAILWAY MATTERS OUT WEST.
Th Snow Blockad Complete Travel an
Chicago, Jan. 21. The snow blockade
in the west and northwest is one of the most
complete oa record. Not only has travel
become an impossibility on the western divi
sions of the Central and Northern Pacific
but every through telegraph wire is down
on both routes. Washington and Oregon
bave but one wire connecting them with the
outside world that to Sou Francisco vie
Portland which is unable to carry mucb
business. There are 1,-VX) men at work on
the Central Pacific road trying to clear thi
blockade at Emigrant Gap iu the Sierras,
but as the snow ploughs cannot work through
the freezing ice, the prospect of the road
being opened withiu the next eighteen hours
is poor. The snow is seven feet deep on the
level and fathomless in the cuts.
Washouts In th Mountain.
On the Northern Pacific, CoL Crocker's
special train has been snowed in for three
days. The Southern Paoific has been badly
injured by washoute in the Teachepi moun
tains, and beyond Los Angeles the flood
have done mucb damage. It has been
raining heavily in Southern California foi
days past, while it is snowing in the north.
The Western Union Telegraph company
reports snow still falling in the west, so that
the prospect is by no means encouraging.
WIPING OUT THE INDIANS.
Inflnens Attacks a Band or 800 with
Terrible E fleets.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 21. A special
to The Tribune from Winnipeg, Man., says:
A band of hOO Indians on St Peter's reserve,
a few miles out of Winnipeg, is being rapid
ly wiped out The Indians are afflicted with
la grippe in its most severe form, and being
without proper medical attendance the red
skins quickly succumb to the malady. Ii
most cases it has developed in lung diseases,
to which they are subject Seventy-five per
cent of them are down with it, and if
speedy action is not taken bv the authorities
to send physioians, few will survive. The
Indians have never before been afflicted
with a malady of its description, and bave
no idea how to treat it.
New Measures Introduced.
Washington City, Jan. 2L Among tht
bills introduced in the house yesterday were
the following: By Lawler, making' J an. 8th a
national holiday in commenoration of the
life and character of Andrew Jackson;
Goodnight, placing salt and tinned plates on
the free list; Shively, to amend the act to
prohibit the importation and immigration
of foreigners and aliens under contract or
agreement to perform labor; Conger, Secre
tary Windom's silver bill; Kelly, of Kansas,
appropriating f 100,000 for a monument tc
the negro soldiers and sailors who gave their
lives for the protection of the United State
government in the late war.
How's This for Free Coinage.
New York, Jan. Si. The Evening Sun
says: Wall street financiers claim to have
discovered that a band of Mexicans, calling
themselves a private bank," bave been
coining United States silver dollars and
issuing the same to Mexicans w ho give them
in return for goods purchased on this side ot
the Una. The profit iu this scheme ran be
readily seen when it is known that the United
States silver dollar of the present only con
tains 72 cents worth of the precious metal.
There is nothing counterfeit attout the
dollar and it is therefore difficult to detect
Collierien thut Down.
Reading, Ta., Jan. 2J. Over one-third of
the collieries in this region, employing ti.um
men, have shut down. The Reading rail
road officials in this city say that unless there
is a decided improvement iu the coal trade
soon every colliery owned by the company,
as well as by individual operators, will have
to close. The company's track are blocked
with cars, and at Port Richmond there are
lying 1,500,000 tons of coal which can not
find a market.
The Surplus Reduced l'.elow -0. OOO.OOO.
WasHINUTOX, ClTV, Jau. 21. The heavy
purchases of bonds duriug the past week
have reduced the available surplu below
tO.OOO.OOO. The secretary of the treasury
has therefore decided to suspend the pur
chase of 4 per ceut bonds until further notice,
continuing the purchase of per cent
bonds as heretofore.
Big Decrease in Ootham Mortality.
New York, Jan. 21. Tho total number
of deaths in this city for the twenty-four
hours ended at noon yesterday was VI,
against 148 yestorday. Uf this number 2 1
were due to pneumonia, tt to bronchitis, 17
to consumption and 7 to influenza, compli
cated with other diseases.
Another Ohio Legitilator Down.
CoLVMBis, O., Jan. 21. Hou Samuel M.
Taylor, Republican representative from
Champaign county, was taken to his home
at Urbana last night very low with pneu
monia. The lloaton Death Kate.
Boston, Jan. 21. The deaths in Bos
ton last week numbered 839, of which ninety
three were due to pneumonia. The rate
was 41.64. In the correeponding week last
fear there were only 14 death.
Indorsed the Australian Idea.
New York, Jan. 21. The Young Men's
Democratic club indorsed the Australian
ballot-box system last night, lut lilciiug t he
txclusive official ballot.
C'H icaoo, Jan. '- 0.
On the board of trade to-day quotations
ranged aa follows: Wheat No. ft January,
opened TMi-c, closed Tttv; February, opened
77c, closed WHc; May, opened 81c. closed
80!4c. Corn No. 2 January, opened &lc
closed 2K3-4u; February, opened lMc, olowed
Hc; May, opened Sl-. closed 810.
Oats No. t Jauuary, opened 04c, closed XUHc;
February, opened zDfvtc closed 0)6c; May,
opened Ctac.closed 2c. I ork- January, opened
$0.70, closed SV.70, February, opened and
closed $W.75; May, opened and dosed
f 10.16. Lard January, opened $5.194, closed
Live stock The following were the quota
tions at the Union stock yards: Hog Market
opened active and strong, with all parties
buying and prices Be higher; light grades, $3.(M
3.80-. rough packing, 3.t&33.70; mixed lots,
$:i.7tt33.IW; heavy packing and shipping lots,
$3.7534.95. Cattle Market steady to stronger,
beeves. $3.a25.00: cows, $1.403.0ic stocker
and feeders, $2.0ttt(3. 13; Texas steers, corn
fed, $3.0023.50. Sheep Steady; muttons, $&.G
Q&00; lambs, $5.00u.6.4tl.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery, 9
C.27c V ; finest dairy, lt&2Uc: packing stock,
7&9c Eggs-Strictly fresh. 17&17c V dos.;
ice house, 14<)c. Live poultry Hens, 72t8c
V t; turkeys, 0&1O-, ducks, j,lu; geese, $4.50
6.00 V dos. Potatoes Beauty of Hebron, 88
40c V bu. on track; common and mixed lots, ft
632c. - Apples-Good to fancy, fl.U532.50 f) bbL
C'ranberrisa Wisconsin, $8.e5(tf.7a per box.
Naw York. Jan. SO.
Wheat No. r red winter. Wo cash: dc
May, aHo; do June, 87c. Corn No. X mixed.
4c cash; do January, STtgc; do February,
BTHe; do March, IttSfec; do May, SVHc OaU
Dull; No. 8 mixed, aSJfto cash; do Jan
uary, i-flrfo; do February, 2t$c Rye
Dull. Barley Nominal. Pork Quiet: mesa.
$1050011.00 for new. Lard Dull; February.
$4.25; March. $SJtt.
Live Stock: Cattle Trading slow, but offer
ings meagre; prices advanced 10Uc V 100 lbs.
Native steers. $&704.85; bulla, cows and stags,
$1.50&3.25. Sheep and Lambs Price fell off H
ettc V lb. and the market closed dull at th
decline. Sheep. $4.m.a5; lambs. $6.0037Jr
Hogs Market steady; live hogs, $3.9004.10 V
Latest Styles and the most
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IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This Is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a good seller. Bo
sure and examine this stove aud learn its good poiDts for after seeiug 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 they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don't be deceived buy the Round Oak made by P. D. Beekwith. I am the so'.e
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods, Hardware, etc.
Cor. Third avenue
WE PROPOSE TO
One-half our Stock
In the next 10 days and this is
how we do it:
Will have its sway during this Clearance
a discount of
made in every department except Carpets. On
these we quote the following prices:
All Wool Extra Super Ingrains,
A Good Brussels Carpet,
We are going to take Stock February 1st and want all
the elbow room we can get, hence we propose to
Give You 1-4
of every dollars' worth of Goods yoo buy. That is for
every $1.00 worth of Goods you purchase you pay only
REMEMBER, If you cannot pay Spot Cash that our
will help you out. Look over our stock and prices and
see if we are not doing what we claim. We guarantee not
to urge you to buy.
The C. F. Adams Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street, DAVENPORT, I A.
trade a great success at the
W r r r r
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
G9$c per yard.
72c " u