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THE. HOOK ISLAND AltGUS. WEDNESDAY. .TANUA11Y 22. 1890.
THE DAILY AHGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Wcokesdat, Januaet 22. 1800.
TWO XEW LAUCB.
If Milng are wbat they teem, two sew
leaders bavs arisen la Illlooii politics and
two old leaders have been relegated to
the ehelf. Thli. at least, ! tbe way
looker-on construe the appointment of
John M. Clark u collector of the port of
Both Senator Cullom end Senator Far
well nailed their flags to Win. J. Camp
bell and refuted to haul tbera down. Tbe
flag are alill there, but they will not float
proud If throueh the corridors of the cus
tom bouse. They are doomed to droop
In tbe retirement of a priTaie law office
ad menumeota to the memory of two
talesmen who loved not wlaelf , but too
Mr. Clark carried the banners of Samuel
W. AUertoo and George M. Pullman to
victory. A story has bren told, and sub
aequently discredited, that in the fall of
gjj, when the clouds were darkest In In
diana, Messrs. Al'erton and Pullman dls
pelled them by remitting the tidy sum of
100.000 to be used in tbe prosecution of
Mr. Harrison's campaign. This, If true,
night account for the president's compll
aoc with thuir withes But whether It
be fact or fiction, It is certain that be was
In some decree bound to them.
Mr. Allerton occupied the same place
In Illinois duilng the campaign of '89 that
John Wanamakrr filled In Pennsylvania.
Both were at the bead of auxiliary com
mittees of republican business men, and
both did effective work. Mr. Wanamaker
was made postmaster-general, and Mr
Allerton and his coadjutor, Mr. Pullman,
have been promoted to the party leader
This Is. perhaps, the beginning of the
flgbl for wblcb the democrats of Illinois
have been hoping and praying. There
have not been wanting Indications of a
spilt In tbe republican party. Gov. Fifer
has been a better governor than politic
ian, and has aroused antagonisms which
are likely to manifest themselves at tbo
first opportunity. Senator Farwell has
envious rivals. Senator Cullom's inter
este are to some extent allied to those of
his colleague. Shrewd politicians will
mdeavor to unite (he malcontents in a
combination agalnt Fifer, Farwell and
Cullom. If they succeed they will need
new leaders, and who as likely to be
chosen as the men who have the ear ot
Messrs. Allerton and Pullman may not
have political ambition, but If they have,
all things norm prible for them.
Statural fclaa F.xploaion.
PlTTtBCKO, Jan. 22 A natural gat
explosion occurred this morning on But
ler street nearThirty-s -venth. completely
wrecking a building and killing and In
juring several people.
A Protniaeaf Lawyer leat.
Wooster, O., Jan. 22 lion. John
McSweeney, one of the most prominent
lawyers la tbe state, died todsy.
A lttr from an American la Brazil say
that the r 'public baa coraj to stay.
Joe MrAulifTx. the Su FranciMCO heavy
weight hna chalieugJ IVto Jackson to light
Mr. Juaeph Ilicltton, Managing Director of
the Orand Trunk railway of Canada, baa
been gaixttmj a knight.
Tbe registrar of vital statistic reporta
that tbsrt were 137 deaths from influanaa In
London during tbe last week.
Burglars a day or two ago entered the real
dence of Cardinal Newman, near Birming
ham, Eng., and stole tbo poor box.
Anothnr conflict between Christians and
Turks la reported at aphakia, Crete, in
which many were killed on bnthsirtea
The Indiana wool growars nut in annual
convention at Iiirfiniiapolu) Tuesday and
uxruiiUUiMi higher prot 'ction for wool
The dath rate at C I icao continue to In
crease. There wore 13o dev. lis rpporteJ Tuaa-
d".y, sixteen being the result of la grippe.
Tbe linliliti of t'te Suivatinn Armv an
about tl.T'Ki.iM i, but tbe managon of the
MnaacMof tm in-.titntiun viv it is solvent.
Rev. Ih-Witt T ilnme bits socure I a stone
from the rivrr Jorduu whu-h b U bringing
to tnls country f'r a bar-: Hmul font in his
Leon Abliett a iniu-urai ed governor of
ew Jerwy, IiicvIit. I.r th s-ond tinie.
His Inaugural advocated the Australian sys
tem of ballot.
Kufflalis broke into tli Iioush of R. "W.
Long, of tVyaudotte, ciunty, Kjr., SunJay
night, killed Loiik mid gave hW wife a
ghastly wound in th tin-:
John Ileal v. of UriKiMvn, . y., a toy of
13, is in Jnil for uti-al.u I.U from lunov
IavenMrt, the ai'trem. Thirty-our didUra
of the money siw ri-ri . r"il.
Tta Captain of 1 1,. . Cuiiardxr Gallia,
which reached Qu M'lHtoa n at midnight
Moiidiiy, reports having onrnuuterml the
wort Wfether in Ins xpiriiu.-o.
John Weiarior, the Claytou county, la.,
hoy who inurdure I hw father and mothur
July 17 la.it, was put in Aiikiiumii iutn
tiary Tuesday to surve a lifo sontcm- .
In a wrack on the Te t Linu division of
th AIinouri I'acUic raiiroad at Oiiuiha,
Nob., Friday morning, one man was killwd.
threo probably fatally injured, and other
Mn'tieal A. lioiuke wns t xp. lleil from a
labor union in Chicago Ua-ause he would not
pay an awmiii-iit for the doOm f the An
archists. Ha bii.ir. lit hint for $10,000 dam
agea, and Tuvsduv Jiide Iirigt gavebima
8timuiHhips arriving at Ntw York and
Loud in from v.in:- mrj tin Atlantic
report Laving ntli. r. l to (i..rrt gaU
iu that memory of tuir tlllceru Much dura
age was doim tb in bii.1 a inimlr of passen
gers and sal ion were Injured
HnlUltury's Art Ion Juxtltlml.
LontxJN, Jau .".. A itispatcli to The
Htaudard from Lisbon wiy that uews hut
Just boon retciMsl tl,..r tiir.t the gnvurnor
o.' MotHinbi(iie has publnhud a proclamation
In vindication of the rights of Portugal to
tbe entire Shire district. Th.. news, the dis
patch smts, falls liU a b..ii,l,.li. ll in J.islion,
asfuruisbing JiiMtiflcntion for the proced
ure of Lord Huiishurv, and there is conse
quently a calm. r pub.l- l-vttux
Th Iowa liradlock I'sbrnksn.
Dxs MoiNta, la , Jhil 22. Ho cumpro
niiae was niado in tbe house of represouta
tlvea yesterday. Ten Iwliots for temporary
clerk were taken with the usual t o vole.
The Riipublicaut hold a caucus during tbe
afternoon, tut what was clone did not trans
pire, but there is a rumor that It was dt
cided to conoedo the 1 e tUH-raia the tempor
Custom Tailors Kr! a Atom bur.
Cbicaou, Jan. 2J. The Custom Foreman
Tailors' association, which is holding a con
vention here, yestcrduv eipellod George W.
Fisher, of Houston, Tex., ex-president of the
association, for a! 'eg d treachery is attempt
ing to got up a split in th orgaui.atiun and
Hraalllaa Portuguese Take a Hand,
Rio Jame.ro, Jan. 22. At a Portuguese
meeting behl bore yesterday. It was resolved
to sunimn.t liusiueas wit h English people, and
to tend a tlorain to LlsU.n, saying that
the members of the colony here are pre
pared to make any sacrifice for their native
"What an easy time you men have,'
she said. 'I only with I bad been born
e man." "I wish you had," replied the
A Harlem boy lately attempted to tie
ft knot In a mule'a tall. Ue was ft good
boy. but ha haa gone to meet hta grand.
ftM W IHWI S
Intvr30ir8 Apology for the De
praved of Mankind.
SOHT ORIGINAL VIEV78 OFFERED.
Crlane and Poverty Rnaalng a Winning
Baee with Population Punishment No
Remedy New Methods of Dealing with
tba Krrltif and the Irreelalmable A
Radical Change In the Land System
Rent Denounced Reform in the ftchoole
ALBaxy, N. Y.. Jan. 23. The State Bar
la Hon met bore yesterday with a large
attendance of the moat prominent lawyers
in the state. The feature of the day's eee-
slon was the addreas of Robert O. lugersoll
on "Crimes Against Criminals," and in the
course of the address be made soma very
radical recouimendatlous. In bis most elo
quent vein the colonel recounted the cruel
treatment of criminals in past times and
drew attentlou to the fact that the more se
vere the punishment the greater the increase
in crime. He attributed this to the brutal
Isation ot the people through tbe infliction
and coutomplation of such punishment. He
then suggested the iuqulry why men should
eomnitt Crimea at the rink of torture, or
death, or depredation. His answer was that
men's minds and natures may be so deformed
that It la Just as Impossible for them to do
good as It is impossible for some men to be
sculptors or philosophers. The criminal
should not be punished any more than the
mon physically deformed. But society must
protect itself against criminal, though it
should not pun'sh them.
luorease of Crime and Other Evils.
Here Col Ingersoll gnve some statistics
showing that while in ISV), with a popula
tion of 2T,000,000, we had between 6,000 and
7,000 prisoners, in lti-O, with ,V,000,!00 popu
lation, we had .Vi.OOO prisoners. In 1SS0 we
had lS.Ono Insane, in 1NU, we had 01,000
Insane. This shows that our system of
punishment is not preventing crime and
insanity from increasing fas tor than tbe
increase in population. In lt&O, too, there
were 17,000 homeless children and 66,000
paupers in alma housea. Was there any
connection between this fact and the number
of prisoners !
Hypocrisy of Unman Nature.
The speaker, after arguing that degra
dation of prisoners is aluiott certain to pre
vent reformation, went on to say: ''Is it not
possible that brute force and cruelty, and re
venge, imprisonment, torture and death are
at impotent to do awav with vice as to de
stroy virtue I Tome It has always teen a
mystery bow the average man, knowing
something of the weakness of human nature.
something of the temptations to which he
himself bat been exposed remembering the
evil of bis life, the thing be would have
done bad there been opportunity, had i.e ab
solutely known that discovery would be im
possibleshould have feoliugs of hatred
toward the imprisons-L Is it possible that
the average man assaults the criminal in a
spirit of suit-defense? Doea h wish to con
vince his neighbors that the evil thought and
Impulse were never in his nuud.' Are his
words a shield that he has to protect him-
alf from suspicion r
Wages for Convict.
After portraying the pitiable coudition of
the ex-nvict in his struggle to get work
and live an honest lite, and picturing the
usual result exposure, discharge, renewal
of crime and return to prison, the speaker
asked: "Vt by should the state take without
compensation the labor of these men; and
why should they, after having been im
prisoned for years, tie turned out without
the means of support? Would it not be far
better, far more economical, to pay these
men lor their labor, to that when released
the convict will have several hundred dollars
of hie own, enough to make it possible for
him to commence business on bit own
account, enough to keep the wolf of crime
from the door of bis heart.
The Advantages Claimed.
"Suppose the convict comes out with loOO.
This would form a breastwork, a fortress.
behind which the man could fight tompta
tion. If this were done thousauds of con
victs would think the peniu-ntiary a place
in which they were savitL They would f.wl
that the verdict of guilty rescued them from
the abyss of crimo. The heart of the poor
convict, instead or tsnng filled with malice,
would overflow with gratitude. He would
(ml the bencHu of this course, and the result
would be good, not only to him but to the
nation. If the convict worked for himself
he would do the best he could, and the wares
produced in the penitentiaries would not
cheapen tbe labor of oMier men.
tVhat to Do with Professionals.
"There are, however, men who pursue
crime as a vocation as a prof.-wtiou. What
shall we do with these men and women i Put
l.isx) burdened thieves on on island compel
them to produce what they ent and use.
Those w ho worked would not permit those
who did not to steal the r-sult of their
labor. Much a community would be self
supporting. Let women of the same class
be put by themselves. Those who are be
yond the power of reformation should not
have the liberty to reproduc themselves.
They should dwell apart, and, dying, should
have no heirs."
Opposes the Death Penalty.
Col. Ingersoll then argued against the
death penalty for murderers, and gave
striking instHiios showing that judicial
killing not only die not deter from murder,
but inspires to further murders. He also
remarked that such killing encourages mob
violence, as the mob reason tliat the crimi
nal should be killed anyway, and might as
well be killed without trial as with.
Poverty a Perpetual Menace.
Upturning to the (jueNtiou of reforming
criminals, the orator said: "If we are to
change the conduct of men, we must change
their conditions. As long as children are
raised in the tenement and gutter, the
prisons will tie full. The gulf between the
rich and the poor will grow wider and
wider. One will depend on cunning, tbe
other on force. It is a great question
whether those who live in luxury can afford
to allow others to exist iu want The value
of property depends, not on the prosperity
of tbe few, but on tbe prosperity of a very
large majority. The poverty of the inauy
is a Jierpotuul lueuuee. It we expect a
prosjierous and imaeeful country, the citi
sens must have homes. The more homes,
the more patriots, the more virtue, and tbe
more security for all that gives worth to
The Land Question Discussed.
"We need not repeat the failures of tbe old
worlA To divide lauds among successful
generals, or among favorites of tbe crown
to give vast estates for services rendered in
war is no worse than to allow men of great
wealth to purchase and bold vast tracts of
land. The result is precisely the same that
Is to say, a nation composed of a few land
lords, and of many tenants the tenants re
sortiug from time to time to mob violenoo,
and the landlords depending upon a stand
ing array. It would be well, a it seems to
me, for the legislature to fix the amount of
land that a private eittsen may own. The
amount to 1 thus held will depeud upon
many local circumstances.
Illustration of the Idea.
"Let me suppose that the amount of land
that may be held by a farmer for cultivation
has been fixed at lttu acres, and suppose that
A has several thousand acres. B wishes to
buy 160 acres or k of this land, for tbe
purpose of making himself a borne. A re
fuses to sol). Now. I believe that the law
should be so that B can invoke this right of
eminent domain and file bis petition, have
tne caaa brought before a Jury or before
commissioners, who shall hoar the evidenos
uu ueiermine in value, ana oil tne pay
ment of tbe amount the land shall belong to
B. I would extend the same law to lota and
houses in cities and villages, the object being
to fill our country with tbe owner of
nowies, so that every child shall nave a fire
side, every father and mother a roof, pro
vided they have the intelligence, tbe energy
and the industry to acquire the necessary
Rent the Enemy of Civilisation.
"Tenements and flats and rented land ere,
in my Judgment, tbe enemies of civilisati in.
Tbeymake the rich richer and the pr
poorer. Tbey put a few in palaces, jut
tbey put many in prisons. Tba home is tbe
unit of civilisation, of good government;
and to procure home for a great major ity
of our citi sens would be to lay the t oun la
tion of our government deeper and broa ler
and stronger than that of any nation t lat
baa existed among men.
Reform In the Poblle School.
"None places a higher value upon the
free school than I da But muoh that is
called education simply unfits men sucos-
fully to fight the battle of lira aiucn
valuable time la wasted in studying
languages that long ago were dead, hittoi ies
in which there is no truth. Theobjec'.of
all education should be to increase the use
fulness of man. Every human being
should be taught that his first duty bi to
take care of himself, and that to be siu-
respecting be must be self-supporting. To
live on the labor of others, either by foioe,
which enslaves, or by cunning, which rc bs,
or by borrowing or begging, is wholly dishonorable.
Manual Training Advocated.
'Every man should be taught some us ful
art This would give a feeling of Independ
ence, which is tbe firmest foundation of
honor, of character. Every man, knowing
that he is useful, admires himself. In all
tbe schools children should be taught to
work in wood and iron, and to undent ind
the construction and use of machinery -to
become acquainted with the great forcea that
man is using to do his work The pretent
system of education teaches names, not
things. It is as though we should spend yax
iu learning the names of cards,without p ay'
ing a game. The more real education the kt
crime; and the more homes, the fewer iris-
ona. Ignorance, filth and poverty are the
missionaries of crime. As long as dUhoror
able success outranks honest effort as ling
a, society bows and cringes before tbe great
thieves there will be little ones enough W fill
The Free Will Doctrine Discredited
All the penalties, all the punishments, are
inflicted under belief that man can
do right under all circumstances that hi
conduct is absolutely under his control, and
that his will is a pilot that can, in spito of
winds and tide, reach any port desired. All
this, in my Judgment, we must take into
consideration tbe nature of man, the f tcte
of mind, the power of temptation, the 1 nu
tations of the intellect, the force of habit,
the result of heredity, the power of
passion, the domination of want, tbe dis
eases of the brain, the tyranny of appetite,
the cruelty of conditions, the result of taeo
ciation, the effect of poverty and wealth, of
helplessness and power. Our ignornnce
should make us hesitate. Our weakness
should make us merciful
Goes to Buddha for a Prayer.
"I cannot more fittingly close thisadcrees
than by quoting the prayer of the Buddiiist:
'I prav Thee to have pity on the vicious.
Thou bast already had pity on the vlrt ious
by making them so.
O'Sbea Receives Threatening Lettei-s.
Londox, Jan. 22. For several days past
O'Sbea has been in receipt of letters of a.ion-
ymous origin threatening his life in the erent
of hi continuance of his prosecution of Par-
nell as corespondent with Mrs. O'Shea in his
suit for divorcj. While, of course, nolody
believes that either Parne.ll or any of bU re
sponsible political lieutenants is cognieaiit of
the letters, it is a matter of regret that -her
should have been written, since they ca inot
fail to be used to the disadvantage of th
Home Rule leader when the case shall oime
A rgulng for Pension Bills.
Washington Citt, Jan. 32 A commit
tee of tbe Orand Army of tbe Republic con
sisting of Gens. Merritt, of Boston; BIuj, of
Kansas; Burst, of Illinois, and KounU, of
Ohio, wore before the bouse committee on
invalid pensions yesterday and submitted
arguments in favor of the passage of the dis
ability and service pension bills. . A.
buow, of Boston, a soldier who had lost the
use of both arms, addressed the com in ttee
in favor of tlie passage of a bill to pay sol
diers who have lost the use of both aroit the
Vme rate of pension as is paid those who
nave lost both arms.
TALK IN CONGRESS.
Senators Discuss Mortgage Sta
tistics in the Census.
VEST LACKS RELIANCE ON PORTER
Vilas Tislting the Capital.
Washinoton Citt, Jan. 22. William F.
Vilas, ex -secretary of the interior, jont
Monday in Washington. Monday evening he
attended a dinner in Baltimore, but ye ter
day he returned to the capital, where be w ill
remain for several days. This is Mr. V las'
first visit to the capital since his retirecient
from public life. He is the recipien: of
many social attentions.
Denies That Mexlrau "4ueer" Storr.
Washinotos Citt, Jan. SJ. Director of
the Mint Leech denies the published state
ment that t-VOOO.OOO illegal United States
silver dollars, made in Mexico and sent U the
United States, are now in circulation. He
says he is unaware that any such coin ii in
circulation anywhere in the United Suites.
Surrendered Government Funds.
Washington Crrr, Jan. 2J. All the
banks culled upon to surrender 10 per cent,
of the government funds held by them I Jive
responded, the last bank making its return
yesterday. It is thought that Secre ary
Windom will make an additional call a! 10
per oent. in a short time.
An Assistant Secretary ef War.
Washington Citt, Jan. 22. The mili
tary affairs committee of the house decided
yesterday morning to report favorably tbe
bill providiug for an assistant secretary of
war, at a salary of $4,500 per annum.
His Official Head Is Off.
Washington Citt, Jan. 2L Secretary
Noble yesterday directed the rernovil of
Henry A. Phillips, of New York, whe re
fused to comply with a request from Com
missioner Raum to resign.
ASSAULTED BY PlNKERTONS.
A Htrikcr nt Fnnssutawney Brutally Beat
en Turned Out in the Cold.
Bradford, Pa., Jan. 22. A Hungarian
miuer who was passing a locomotiv at
Punxsutawuey, yesterday, received a shower
of cinders which nearly blinded him. He
made an effort to resent this act when be
was attacked by the Piukerton men and
bandied very roughly. He fought in de
fense, but the men beat the poor wretct un
til his bead aud face were covered with
blood. Several others interfered, but ere
overpowered aud taken to the jaiL
Kvletions at Adrian.
Five more evictions took place at Adrian
yesterday. The sheriff accompanied by
twenty-eeven armed guards removed the
household effects of the live families out of
their holdings and turned the wret;hed
people out iuto the cold. The homeless ones
were taken in hand by the strike comm. ttee
and given temporary shultec
Bold Train Bobbery in California.
Tulare, Cala., Jan. 24 Two ma iked
men climbed over the tender and compiled
tbe engineer to atop th south-bound pas
senger train, about seven miles north of this
place yesterday morning. Forcing the ongi
neer and fireman to go with them, they then
ordered the express messenger to open tbe
safe door. Tbe amount taken is reported to
be several thousand dollars. A tramp
stealing a ride waa mistaken for a trainman,
and the robbers shot him in the bead. He
may recover. Th two men made j;ood
An Klectrle Light Strike Ended.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 2s. The striki of
tbe electricians of tbe Allegheny County
Electric Light company was amictbly
settled yesterday. President Gomjiers,
of tbe American Federation of Labor, and
the officials of the light company discovered
that there war disorganizing influenoie at
work, and general explanations ware jnly
necessary to bring about a satisfactory understanding.
Cholera Racing in Mesopotamia.
Constantinople, Jan. SB. Cholera is
raging with frightful virulanoa in i eo
potaruLa. Already there have bean 11,000
deaths from th disease.
AN ILL-FATED SHIP.
Probably a Prey to the Atlan
tic's Wild Rage.
TWELVE 00EPSES WASHED ASHORE.
For the Same Reason That Spooner
Doesn't The House Sustains Reed on
a Question of Order The World's Fair
Committee Holds a Business Meeting
Phillips Oets His Bounce McGlnty at
th White House Official Mlsoellany.
Washington Citt, Jan. 23. The senate
devoted the greater part of a brief session
yesterday to a discussion of the advisability
of taking a census of farm mortgages. The
bill adversely roported, requlriug the super
intendent of the census to collect statistics
of farm mortgagee, was taken from the cal
endar in order to give Berry, who intro
duced it, an opportunity to state the grounds
of bis opposition to the report, and why tbe
bill should be passed. Piatt, referring to a
statement made by Berry as to eastern man
ufacturers loaning money at large rates of
interest, denied that eastern manufacturers
had accumulated large profits. Hale ex
plained that the committee hesitated to cre
ate any new work for the census bureau for
fear of delay in the census. Besides, the in
formation desired by Berry could not be ob
tained in a bouse to house canvass.
Vest Lacks Confidence.
Vest spoke of depression existing in agri
cultural communities and said that there
was a general convictiouthat legislation was
largely responsible for it. The superinten
dent of the census did not possess bis confi
dence. He (the superintendent) had written
a letter to Senator Cockrell, saying that in
tbe appointment of supervisors, preference
would I given to Republicans. The ena
merators, of course, would be in political
sympathy with them. Who, then, could
blame him if he asked that congress should
make mandatory upon the superintendent
tbe duty to give the information which tbe
Spooner Is Clad to Hear It.
Spooner said the tmix-rintciuleiit of the
census needed no defense. He wns glad to
hear thut the supervisors were to be Repub
licans. Hud the last election continued the
isuprenittcy of the Ik-moeratic party none of
thorn would have been Republicans. He
then made an argument to prove that mort
gages were not always a signal of distress.
Hale said that the passage of the bill would
double tne work of the census.
After further discussion themotter went
over, and the ft-nate passed a number of
senate bills, including one to promote the
eflicieucy of the navy enlisted force; and
another granting the state of Ca lifornia 5
per cent, of the net proceeds of cash sales of
public lands. After a secret session tbe sen
SKIRMISH OVER A DECISION.
The House IHvide Politically on
Question of Order.
There was a long delate in the bouse yes
terday over a point of order raised by
Bland, of Missouri, who wanted tbe journal
corrected because it did not appear therein
that when Bland demanded tellers Monday
on a motion to adjourn, tbe speaker said:
"There is no provision for tellers. Bland's
motion to correct was defeated and be
again demanded tellers." The speaker re
fused to appoint them and said there was no
ground for such a demand. Eland appealed
and in the debate which took place Carlisle
and all the Democrats opposed the speaker's
ruling while the Republic-vus upheld it.
Carlisle's View of the Matter.
Carlisle held that tbe arliainentary law
must be construed in relation to its modifica
tions by the rule of former congresses. It had
been held from time immemorial in English
speaking legislative assemblies that no pre
siding officer could make an absolute, final
decision to bind tbe body over which be pre
Reed Defends His Ruling.
The spenkor stated that he conl.1 not see
how the rules of the lnt bouse could govern
the present house indirectly. The fact that
they had been made as rules showed clearly
the necessity of special enactment. That
there was no arbitrary control of tbe house
by the chair was shown by the fact that at
the moment an appeal from the decision of
the chatr was pending. The chair had no
objection to ordering tellers, but it was not
a question of personal preference; it was a
question of riht. As to tha possibility of
the speaker making a false count which the
tellers could rectify, a rule of the last bouse
provided that one-fifth of a quorum must d
mand tellers and the speaker must count
that one-fifth. Ultimately, therefore, tbe
speaker was the counting officer.
The Ilonse Sustains the Killing.
Cannon moved to tabid the apjieal, and
this was c irried 14H to 1 ki and the journal
was approved. A numwr of bills were in
tro-.iuc d, among thrtin one authorizing Dr.
W. J. Hoffman, of the bureau of ethnology,
to accept decorations conferred bv the king
of Portugal, the president of Venezuela
and the Norwegian government; another,
by Dorter of Nebraska, was to reduce the le
gal tender reserve fund from $100 ,000,000 to
S2!,00u,K0, and apply tbe T5.uOO,000 to the
payment of the public debt. Tqe Oklahoma
bill was still pending when the house ad
journed. THE WORLD'S FAIR MATTER.
A Vote on Location Likely To Be Taken
Washikotos Citt, Jan. 5."i Business was
begun in the World's fair committee yester
day, with most of the members present. It
was decided that no speeches should be beard
by the committee. Then Springer's resolu
tion to have tbe house vote on location to
morrow was talked on for an hour. Spring
er said it was important that prompt action
be taken, as tbe time was -short. The reso
lution wus finally given to a hub-committee
consisting of Cand.er, Hitt and Flower to
Got Out of Their Territory.
While the delate was going on Bidden
gave bis idea, which was that lSlfJ was too
soon, probably, to hold a World's fair;
therefore he suggested that a historical cele
bration be held that year and the fair later
In 1W3. A good deal was said on this
proposition pro and con, when somebody
called attention to the fact that by the
terms of the resolution which created the
committee it had nothiug to do ith any
Ihinv, except a World's lair in lS'.'J.
Favor a Vote on Tuesday.
Flower objected to Springer's resolution
because be thought to-morrow too soon to
take a vote. He suggested that the debate
take place Monday and the vote be taken on
Tuesday. Springer said that if his resolu
tion was flually defeated he would modify
it to suit Flower's viewi
Evldenea That an Overdue Steamship Ha
Gone Down with 80 or 00 Soul oa
Board The Great Know Blockade Oat
West A Whole Troupe of Variety Art
ists Missing Unprecedented Depth of
Snow Record of Disasters.
London, Jan. 2i The National line
steamship Greece, from New York Jan. 5
for London, was signalled in passing Dover
Monday and inquiries were made concern
ing her sister ship, the Erin, which sailed
from New York for London Dec 2S. The
Greece reported having seen or heard noth
ing of the Erin, and fears are entertained
that she is lost.
Oiuluous of a W reck.
Twelve bodies have been washed ashore
at Bridport. It is surmised that they ar
part of the company of some ship that has
foundered in the recent gala.
Tbe Catalonia Saturday afternoon steamed
through an immense mass of wreckage of a
steamer. Tbe carcasses of fifty cattle were
floating about. It is feared that some cattle
steamer foundered in the late heavy gale.
The Erin Had Cattle Aboad.
New York, Jan. 23. It is regarded here
as extremely probable that the steamship
that has succumbed to the unexampled fury
of tbe January gales is the National line
t-rin. Mie was twentv-four days out Mon
day, and had not been spoken. She bad a
deck load of cattle in pens and a general
cargo, including cotton, below decks. She
carried no passengers. She was commanded
by Capt Tyson, and had a crew of sixty or
seventy men and about fifteen cattlemen.
She was one of the swiftest and stanchest of
the older vessels of the National line.
THE GREAT SNOW BLOCKADE.
A Troupe of Variety People In Peril
Clearing Away the Drifts.
Denver, CoL, Jan. 23. Grave fears are
entertained regarding the probable fate of
tbe Howard Athenwnum company of variety
artists, who are in tbe snow blockade on tbe
Central Pacific. Nothing definite can be
learned. Advices from Utah points say the
road may not be opened in three weeks. A
train with the theater troupe on board is be
lieved to be buriod under demolished snow
sheds between Reno and Truckee. It is a
question whether the entombed passengers
can be rescued before they perish of hunger
and cold. The mercury is 30 to 40 below
aero out there.
The Protection of Our Forests.
Washinoton Crrr, Jan. 8a The presi
dent sent to the bouse yesterday a letter
'rom Prof. T. C Hendenhall. suoeiin-
tendent of the coast survey, and president
of the American Association for the Ad
vancement or science, containing a
memorial prepared by a committee of th
assoctalion relating to the preservation of
tbe forests on the public domain The presi
dent earnestly recommeuds that adequate
legislation may be provided to prevent the
rapid and needles destruction of the great
American forest areas.
Ihey Played "MeUluty."
Washington Citt, Jan. 22. The presi
dent and Mrs Harrison gave a state dinner
last night to tbe diplomatic corps Covers
were laid for forty-seveu persons. Besides
the president and Mrs. Harrison all tbe
ministers and charge de affairs from differ
ent countries making np the diplomatic
corps, some of them accompanied by their
wives; Assistant Secretary Wharton, repre
senting th state department; Hon. R. R.
Hitt; Gen. L. T. Micheuer, of Indiana, and
Mrs. Allen, were present. With alt thes
notable on hand, "dressed in their best suits
of clothes," a the guests were discussing
tn second course in the dining room Direct
or Sous stepped upon a little platform and
raced the member of the Marin band sta
tioned in th lobby. Th baton was uplifted.
and in a moment "Dan McGinty brok out
load aaa strong, making (& very air ring.
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Central Pacific Prospeeta.
San Francisco, Jan. 2i The prospects
are that the great suow blockade on the Cen
tral Pacific railroad will soon be cleared.
Clear weather is reported at all stations
from Rockland to Truckee, with one or two
exceptions. At Cisco the suow is fifteen
feet on the level, and in the drifts the snow
is three or four times as deep. The average
depth of snow along tbe sheds is twenty
feet. Truckee is cut off from all communi
cation with the outside world, but this is
true of ail mining and other towns in the
Death of a Passenger.
A passenger named A. E. Lunford died of
pneumonia, superinduced by an attack of la
grippe, and was buried by men cn snow
shoes, at Truckee Monday, it being impossi
ble to brealc tne road to the cemetery.
Most of tbe passengers in the two traius
near the Blue canyon are well provided for
the delay. Among the eastern passengers
on the imprisoned trains are tbe following:
E. J. DaJbvr, Pocatello, Iils. ; F. Troberta,
Maple Park, Ilia ; C. F. Weir, Chicago, and
Miss J. H. Rrendall, Oaleua, Ills.
Many Monses Crushed.
At Dutch Flat, on the eastern slope of the
Sierras, there are seven feat of snow on the
level two feet more than ever before re
corded. The wagon roads are all blockaded.
Many houses have been crushed by the snow,
but no lives hare been lost. Snow shoes are
the only means of getting about. In addi
tion to the imprisoned trains near
Blue canyon two east-bound passen
ger trains are snowod in near Shady
The Indomitable Newspaper Man.
John J. Jennings, a uewspapor man who
came out to meet Miss Nellie BIy in San
Francisco and escort her to New York, was
caught in the blockade several days, and
then jiade the journey from Blue Canyon to
Alta on snowshoes and from there rode on
an engine to Sacramento. At Sacramento
Mr. Jennings took a sjiecial tram to connect
with Miss BIy at Lathrop.
Serious Wreck at Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. '.ii A freight train on
the Missouri Pacific ran into a suburban
train yesterday at a crossing in the suburbs
of the city, and the result was the following
casualties: William Boyie, a local iolitician,
instantly killed; J. Hchwanck, deputy coun
ty treasurer, injured internally; J.
A. Harvey, probably fatally crushed;
V anile venter, probably fatally crushed;
S. Fraher and Frank Church, legs broken;
two brothers named Met ziatfs, very serious
ly injured ; William Shields, conductor, bad
ly crushed and arm brokeu. Several other
passengers were more or less bruised.
A Colon Par I lie Train Oets In.
roHTLAND, Ore., Jan. The first
through train for the past wt&k arrived here
at S o'clock last evening over tbe Union
Pacific line from the coast. It brought 2j0
passengers. A second train arrived an hour
later. Other traius coming will probably
bring tkiO passengers and 1,500 sacks of
mailx. Unless another storm follows the
road can now be kept open. All Northern
Pacific traius east aud west are reported on
Two Trainmen Killed.
Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 21. A special
desatch to The Advertiser from Ozark,
says: An accident occurred on the Ala
bama Midland railroad near Gordon yester
dap by which Engineer Raleigh and Fireman
Flood lost their lives. The tender left the
track and carried with it the engine and
several cars. The cause of the accident is
Frosen to Death In the ttilciard.
Lincolx, Neb., Jan. 2A The body of
Samuel T. McCord, frozeu stiff, was found
iu a corn field a few miles from towu about
noon yesterday. The last seen of him alive
was Saturday, when he left the city on a
Chines Laborers for Uots
Pitts bi.ro, Jan. ZI.A second detach
ment of twelve Chinese laborers, bound for
New York, passed through the city yester
day morning. The first gang of laborers
passed through to New York on the 17th
last. Lien Chin, the representative of th
Chinese company, who brongh tbe first squad
through from San Francisco, met tbe last
party and took charge of them.
Darltt Agitating a New Scheme.
Cork, Jan. 22. A conference of labor
leaders was held yesterday at which it was
decided to form an Irish federated society.
The programme of tbe society will be enun
ciated by Michael Davitt in a lecture which
he is to deliver in advocacy of an alliance of
English and Irish workers, a land tax and
th payment of salaries to members of the
bouse of commons.
Heavy Test of the Forth Bridge.
LoN&oir, Jan. 22. The great bridge across
th Firth of Forth, which will b formally
paned by tbe Prince of Wale in March, was
tasted yeeterda, by she passage over it of a
train weighing 2,000 tons. The . teat was
pronounced in every respect a suooss.
Th Beast That Causes La Gripp.
BxRLnr, Jan. 28. Professor Weichselbaum
has discovered that the "fflfniri baocilua Is
similar to th pneumonia baooilus, a
taougfe. tba two ar clearly distinct.
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No. 1623 Second Avenue.
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I have of course a supply of the celebrated R0UXD OAKS. This has been
so popular that it is being copied as far as tbey dsre or unscrupulous parties, but
don't be deceived buy tbe Round Oak made by P. D. Berkwith. I am tbe so'.e
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JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
1000 sq. It.
1890 5000 sq. it.
WE PROPOSE TO
One-half our Stock of
in the next 10 days and this is
how we do it:
Will have its sway during this Clearance Bale and
a discount of
Will be made in every department except Carpets. On
these we quote the following prices:
All Wool Extra Super Ingrains,
A Good Brussels Carpet,
A Better " "
The Best "
59J c Per yard.
55c " u
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 you buy. That is for
every $1.00 worth of Goods you purchase you pay only
REMEMBER, If you cannot pay Spot Oash 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, IA.