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THE--BOOK-ISLAND AHGUS, THURSDAY,? JANUARY 23, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN V. POTTER.
TaomiDAT, Jahvary 23, 1890.
Bcminoton. Iowa, ti toon to hire lu
treet can propelled by electricity, and
also expect to have the Mississippi
panned by a wagon bridge before next
winter. Thla evidence of progress In our
liter city Is a matter of congratulation,
and snows that Burlington, like Rock
Island, proposes to keep abreast of tbe
Ma. Harriso has. If appearances
count for anything, taken a step In the
nomination of Mr. Clark to be collector
of customs at Chicago, at the request of
Mr. Pullman, the sleeping car million
aire, and In spite of tbe protest of Sena
tors Farwell and Cullom and several re
publican representatives from Illinois,
that cannot fail to precipitate a fight.
Senator Farwell openly expresses bis do
termination to defeat tbe nomination of
Clark when It comes before the senate,
and If he can get a few republican votes
be la likely to succeed, as be has a claim
on the democratic senators for help In
tbe confirmation of Chief Justice Fuller
which may give him their votes if be
asks for them.
The Florence Hamilton company
opened a four nlghta' engagement at
Harper's theatre last night In tbe romans
tic western drama, 'Clear Grit," Miss
Hamilton appearing In a dual role and
ber company supporting ber admirably,
and tbe entire entertainment giving great
satisfaction. Tonight "The Shaugh
raun" is to ba presented and tbe company
should have a large audience.
Manager Steel baa bad the good for
tune to complete an engagement with tbe
musical prodigy, "Blind Tom," the date
being Friday evening, Jan. 81 one week
from tomorrow debt.
ADA3I FORKPAlT.irS DRATII
The Veteran Hkowstta Claimed by
the Kaaiaa r.pidrmle..The Mae
reaaor la HnMaeaa.
Philadelphia. Jin. 23 Adam Fore
augh, tbe veteran showman, died today
from pneumonia, superinduced by the
Urippe. He was sixty-eight years old,
and leaves property estimated at a mil
lion dollars In valuation. Adam Fore
paugh, Jr , succeed to tbe Immense cir
cus and menagarle property, In the own
ership of which an English syndicate baa
recently become Interested.
Bl rlro la Hastaa.
Boston, Jan. 23 Fire on Bristol
street this morning resulted In tbe loss of
$100,000. Five firemen wero burl by
falling through a roof.
AS BAD AS MONTANA.
Tb Iowa Hon (tmtlnur lla Wrangl
Drs Muimm, la.. .luu. The dead lock
bi th hu of r prewntatives continues,
nl apirntly with no prospect of settle
ment Tha boua of cniiUntkm atwira to I
the cmlrntials committee. The Dsmovrata
claim that tblrWn Republican member
war aUH-Unl from ditrirt in which the pop
ulation i ! tlmo tun population re
quired by law to entitle a district to a mera
br a4,mo. If rVm.KTRt is speaker he
will glv the rrfl. ntinls coiaaiit
t a majority 'f Ifeinocrata, and
if a lb-publican that party will
havo th majority. Neither party will give
up this point, of ciur. It wu laid yester
day tii.a Him r:.pui:ifnii! suggested tnat
Ilotrhklaa nhiml.l el -ted temporary
(K'nUrr If ha woiiUl a?nw uot to throw thoao
thirtwn vnt out on temporary organiza
tion. Thi Hotchki r-fued to agren to,
standing on tha lnt IiiioTatic pmprwitton
of eiml diviition of t h- nltti'm, alternately,
aa taU'd in these il1pat'tii Tuexluy
llrmmrnl lr frnMilln Itejrrtoil.
Yiwterdny the il' j ul Ileum r -Jef-ted tbe
alxiva prltin on tin? routids Hint until
temporary Ti(iim4ition wt HTsrt! thoy
could mt legally eater into any roinpromins,
and that tha lvmorra'-t, link; in tha minor
ity, having but forty -flvu vota (the other
flva lltii Hart'! m Irvlendntii), they
ahould not elaim anv rt of tb oriuiUa
tlon. Ilolbrook, DeiiKM'iat, nai l that they had
fifty rote on oraui itinii, it did not uiaka
any dlfferenee where th -y caino from, aud
iiarlnimetl any intention of tlm Itamocrats
to throw i.ut the di4put"d ttiirtoen ou tempo
rary organization, adding that the man who
raiwd ouch a (pawtmu was an
a. II then suid Tho DomocraU
would vote for a Rnplmlican clerk if
the itepubliean would Tote for their speaker.
Iwiter lioti-bkl, fJnmoiTat, propowl 0n.
J. B. Weaver for clerk, but tha Republicans
would not nrmpt hlni.
Ten 11 lota were taken for clerk, but all
stood 4.1 to 4.1.
Tbe senate resolved to introduce no mora
bill unt il the lion- wuh organized.
BBHEVIAl ED TELEGRAMS.
Thj annual me tiu r of t-i II liunis lairy
men's annwbr ion op I U'e ln-a lay at Bal
vidre. III. w!t:i a tlu attowlaiiei. A
fettture of the uieetiui U a uplisiidid display
of dairy proilui t. Dvi r fJ.tK") will be dis
tributed in premium.
ThotiiaM lUinev, one of the, lt knowr
ranchmen in TV s.i, died at San Antonio, of
InHnoiix luimeiliatelv ufter he expired
his ad fnther o inimtt"l Auicidu.
An vxpliMlnn uf natural rim ilemolUluHl t
three-story frame hoiisviu t itlsbur U'eduea
day morning (inn innn won luMantly killri
and eight other Inmates aeriouly Injured,
two, niul crhua mine, it in feared fa
tally. Tbo report that the Hunk of England is
buying silver iu order to imnn notus thereon,
is discrelit.fi iti KuKl'ind The bnuk ton Id
not lsnuu llnote without the consent of
Tbe min rs strike at Chai lerul, Belgium,
I at an end, tue employers having sub
mitted to the demands of those who still
IL M. Dufur, the wrestler, was struck by a
coaater's slel at.U'eht Rundolph.Vt., Wednes
day and thrown on hi head, being badly
cut and bruised.
It la stittetl at 4t Ti.nl. II..I V.... IL.
. viimi. uu uci AUW,
the president of the St. Louia Rrowna. will
II - l.i m m - t. u . '
,iw irfluvtiiw eir Tir r inn piirrinnsari
to asaumo tha debt of t,UUO0, tbe aggrefaU
looses of the club in two years. He says h
fiaid Comiskuy tv,0iO a year.
Nearly every railway in Minnesota aud
the Dakotas ia blockaded by snow. .
The death rate of Chicago for tbe twenty
four hours ended at noon Wednesday was
98, which was 32 lexe than the day before.
About 16 were the victims ot la grippe.
Northern Iowa is threatened with a coal
famine U the weathor does not soon moder
ate. Half tha Iowa miners are laid up with la
grippe, and tbo others are working night and
Some genius proposes to introduce
paper shirts. This mlht do for Japan,
bat would prove a big thing for the
doctors, because rheumatism, etc., would
baenme frequent. If, haweyer, people
would keep BaWailon Oil convenient,
paper ahtru might aim be a success. It
vuij j ceuia.
OUR ORGANIC LAW.
Important Changes Proposed in
LIST OF AMENDMENTS AD700ATEO.
A Wide Ruf of Mabjerts I poo Whkh
Congressmea Want Alterations Demo
erata rillbniter Against Conslderatloa
of MfKlnlejr'a Cnttomi Admlnlstratloa
Bill The Congressional Record A
Large Appropriation for Pensions
Wlndona on I'orta of Entry Boomers
Waahinqto City, Jan. 5EI The consti
tution a menders have presented twenty-nine
propositions so far this senion. Tbe chief
point of attack is tbe article relating to tbe
election of president and vice president Sen
ator Gibson wanta tbe president made inel
igible for a second term: Mr. Alaish wants
hire elected by popular vote, and Mr. Mo-
Comas, of Maryland, would like to have his
term of office extended to six years. Mr.
Dibble, of South Caroliua, thinks that one
vice presidnt is not enough for so big a
country as that, and wants two of them
elected at once, so that one can, if necessary,
take the place of the other.
Change la laagnratlon Day.
The fourth day of March does not seem to
Senators Gibson and Iloex and Representa
tive Craln of Texas to be tbe right day for
the quadrennial ceremony of tbe inaugura
tion of a president, and they want it
changed, tbe favorite day being some time in
January. An endeavor will I made by
Mr. t rain also to change tbe tune lor the
meeting of congress to a day in January.
Mot Proposed by (ten a tors.
At least four of the representatives
Sfessrs. Williams of Illinois, .Lehlbach, Ber
Smn and O'Neill of Indiana think that sen
ators should be elected by the people instead
of by the state lcguduturea, as at present.and
have Introduced bills embodying that idea.
But no senator has introduced such a bill.
and even if by some chance, one ot tbem
should pass the house it is hardly likely that
the senate would vote to do away with the
present mode of election.
A Hatch of Amendments.
Two representative Shivelx of Indiana
and Flower of New York think that even
postmaster should be chosen by popular
vote, and have introduced bills to that
effect. Senator Blair, the great would-be
changer of the constitution, has offered Joint
resolutions providing for amendments
to confer representation in congress
ou the District of Columbia, relative
to the punishment of treason, grant
ing the right of suffrage to women, prohib
iting the liquor traffic and regarding relig
ion in tbe public schools.
Knloe Alter the Trust.
Mr. McComas offers an amendment relat
ing to tbe taxation of corporations by states,
and Mr. Enloe, of Tennessee, wanta the con
stitution to prohibit trust. Senator Dolph
would like to give congress power to doss
national laws on marriage and dlvoroe, and
K. B. Taylor, ot Ohio, wants polygamy pro
hibited. Tbe amendment which stands tbe
best cbanee of being adopted, and which
mlht be approved but for the belief in the
foily of changing tlio constitution, is intro
duced by Representatives Craln, Payson of
Illinois, and Flower, and allows tbe presi
dent to ito separate items iu appropriation
bill. There U a growing feeling tliat it is
proper that one objectionable item
should prevent the approval of indispensable
appropriations, as sometimes has been tbe
case when they are unusually odious to the
TRANSACTIONS IN CONGRESS.
Henators Object to ( hci raring Klrst
Caee of Filibuster In the Hoove.
Wabhinoto CtTT, Jan. 23 Chandler
offered a concurrent resolution in the sen
ate to-day authorizing the immigration com
mittee to investigate tbe working of the im
migration law of tbe United States and tbe
several states, especially the law of congres
of Aug. 3, 1832. Some further talk took
place about the proposal to investigate form
mortgages, and tbe matter was recommitted.
A few bills were paused, ono appropriating
1,50 i.OOO for a public building at Minneap
olis, Minn., on ground donated by the city.
Blair spoke on his educational bill The re
duction by the house of the appropriation
for improving tbe Missouri between St. Jo
seph and its mouth was non-concurred in,
aud a conference committee appointed. After
a brief secret session the senate adjournal.
The house pa sitei I the appropriation for
removing olwtructions in the Missouri from
St Joseph to its mouth, after cutting the
sum from ri'si.OnO to tT5,000. Then in com
mittee the Oklahoma town-sit bill was
passed. A bill was introduced for two
United Stntm prisons, appropriating l),
000 for each, and the rouse went into com
mittee thereon. Tho bill was amended in
committee so as to provide for three prisons,
one of which sliall 1 west of the Rocky
mountains; prohibiting any work outside
by tbo convicts; providing that they shall
work only ou government work and on such
as ran be done by band. Rending further
action the committee rose and tbe customs
administration bill was reported. McCinlcy
wanted to go into committee on the bill,
and then adjourn, but the Democrats op
posed this and by dilatory motions forced an
Appeal Against Classification,
Washwotox City, Jan. Zi. An
Important amendment was put in
the customs administration bill by the
ways and moans committee be
fore it was reported to the house yesterday.
It provides that hereafter when an appeal
shall be made against classification of goods,
the goods shall l held iu ttvi custom house
until the appeal is decided. Heretofore the
goods have been taken out under protest,
and tbe appeal sometimes takes years to de
cide. If the importer wins he has to divide
what be geta from the government with a
broker, tbe government suffers and the im
porter gains nothing so it is argued.
Wlndom on Torts of Kntry.
Wakhinoton Citt, Jan. 23. Secretary
Wlndom has w tit tun a letter to tbe Hon.
John Linde, in regard to bills now pending
before congress making a number of cities
port of entry and ports of delivery. Be
opposes the passage of most of them and
says that the number of ports of entry now
existing is far In excess of the needs of busi
ness, making the cost of collecting the
revenue greater than it should he. He says
porta should only be established on the sea
board and frontier at places where there is
commerce with foreign countries and at
such interior points as may properly be re
garded as distributing centers.
Greedy Boomers Shut Out.
Washington Citt, Jan. 23. The Okla
homa town site bill, whioh passed the houss
yesterday, provides iu the the third SfOtiou
mat a claim made by a United State mar
shal, deputy marshul, or other offlcer or
agent of the government, who was In the
territory prior to the time for entering the
territory fixed by the president's proclama
tion, or took possession of land in advance of
that time, shall be held Invalid: nor shall the
claim be valid when the person being law
fully within the territory prior to the ap
pointed time selocted beforoband a town alt
on which, after that time, be filed a claim.
A Big Pension Bill.
Washington Citt, Jan. 23 The house
pension committee is ready to report a bill
providing for the largest pension appropria
tion ever made, with one exception. This
bill appropriates between $92,000,000 and
193,000,000. A few years a-o a bill was re
ported appropriating more than $100,000,000,
but it was cut down to $30,000,000 in the
Afro-Americans at tbe White House.
Washington Citt, Jan. 28. The com
mittee representing tbe National Afro
American league, under the instructions of
tbe convention recently held in Chicago,
yesterday presented to President Harrison a
letter relating to alleged outrages in tbe
south. The letter also urged tho passage of
the Blair educational bilL
First Report on Contest.
Washington Citt, Jan. 23.--Reports mj
the contented election case of Smith vs. Jan k
sun, from West Virginia, will be made fit m
partisan standpoint, as a matter of cour .
This is tbe first case on tbe list of seventet n.
It will be some days before the reports sre
A Three-Corn ered Difference.
Washington Citt, Jan. 23. It seems ti nt
the three sub-commltteemen on the Springer
World's fair resolution hold such views that
no two of them can agree. They will rope rt
that they are so hopelessly divided that in
agreement Is impossible.
COLLIERS IN CONVENTION.
Two Great Organisations Preparing- to
Pool Their Force and Material In
terests. Colcmbcs, O., Jan. St The national cot
ventions of two mammoth organizations Jf
miners the National Progressive Union )t
Miners and Mine Laborers and National D s
trict assembly No. 135, K. ot L met here
yesterday. These conventions have tbe powir
to say whether there will be peace or w ir
between the two organizations, and whether
there shall b a uniting of forces. During
the past year there ban been much strife in
the mining districts, especially in Ohio, fir
supremacy between tbe Progressive union
and the K. ot L. miners, and much ha d
feeling has been engendered, but as the com
bining of the forces means more strength,
and is a matter of bread and butter to t m
miners, they all are believed to be in favrrr
of one organization.
K Itan of the Joint Committee.
Tbe Joint committee of the two organise,
tions, composed of Master Workman J. B.
Roe and Robert Watchorn, of No. 135, )C.
of L., and President John McBride and St
retary Patrick McBryde, of the Natioi al
Progressive union, aud David Ross, of tae
National Progressive union of Illinois, at tie
meeting bold at tbe Grand Central botd,
agreed that each convention should miet
separately yesterday, and consider the qu -
tion ot amalgamation, preparing what th y
believe to be the liest and most effectual pi. in
for the union. A committee woa to bo t p
pointed by each to meet jointly last evonl g
to confer and form a general plan from tbe
separate plans, and report to tbe Joint con
vention in the city hall to-day.
Meetlns; of the Progressive Union.
The general convention of tbe Natioi al
Progressive union was called to order yester
day morning in Hungarian ball, by Presi
dent John McBride. There was a large at
tendance of delegates, who were intelligt nt
in appearance and looked like they wt re
ready to tackle the great questions to come
before them concerning the mining interests.
As soon as the delegates quieted down. Presi
dent McBride appointed the committee u
Speaker nvsell Introduced.
While the committee was at work Presi
dent McBride Introduced Speaker N. R. t y
sell, ot the Ohio house of representativ s,
who was preseut, as "one of the old leaders
who bos reached a position never before
reached by a coal miner." Mr. Hysell was
given an enthusiastic reception, and be :-e-sponded
with a neat address.
The committee on credentials made their
report to tbe convention. Tbe report showed
that there are eighty-nine delegates present.
A committ on order of business was then
appointed and recess taken.
President MrBrlde's Addres.
After the recess Preaideut John McBride
made his annual address. He reviewed t lie
work of the uuion since its organization, a l
the trouble and strikes which occurred, a! so
the action of the Indianapolis conventi u
on the amalgamation question. He at. id
that be anticipates trouble in arranging tue
details, and advised tbe delegates to be
calm and careful iu the consideration of t he
question in the Joint convention. Tha of en
ana secret branch question was touch xl
upon, and he said that the scruples of the
National Protective uuion could probably be
overcome by having open and seoiet
branches, these to work together. He si.id
this or tbe joiut convention should move in
iavor oi concerts i action tor an advance in
firowth. of the Organisation.
Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Mellrj de
made his annual report. It sliuweil that on
Feb. 1 lu-st, there were leas than S,000 nie u-
bers. By the eud of March 15,000 members
were enrolled. Strikes and other drawbacks
had cut the order down considerably, butsiice
Oct 1 to the present there was marled
improvement. On Juii. 1, there were
lll.Oi al members. Tbe delegate wero ft en
called upon for the views of their conti u
ents, and this discussion was in progress It to
in the afternoon. President Oompers, of t he
American federation, sent a communicati n
favoring consolidation and the eight-bcur
The Kntshts of Labor.
At 10 o'clock yeHterdav morning the ra
tional convention of National District asscn
bly No 135, composed of Knights of Lot or
miners, opened in the city lialL John B. Rie,
of Coalmout, Pa., as master workman of the
national organization, presiding. A con
niittee on credential was appointed, a id
reported that credential of 103 delegates b id
been examined, and tin we with five who came
in during the morning, m:ide an attendance
of 10H dulegates, representing all parts of tbe
Tbe sessions were held with closed doo-s.
tbe time being given up entirely to listeui lg
to addresses by delegates from the different
mining regions or tue country ou the pro
Both conventions adopted resolutions la
voring amalgamation, and appointed coin
m ittees to further that object
CLEVELAND AND 1892.
The Ks-Presldent Thinks That Leadi r
New York, Jan. 1. Editor Mun ford, of
The Kansas City Times, had an interview
with ex-Presidont Cleveland yesterday, the
most interesting point of which was a refer
ence to the election of lt'.n!. When Mi n
ford suggested that tho Democracy looked
forward to the ex -president being agaiu the
leader, Mr. Cleveland said:
"As to that, it is the cause and not the p-T-
sonal considerations tliat should concern u i. I
am so well situated now that if I consulted uv
own feelings I would prefer to have some tne
else take the load.
"But," said Mr. Munford, "no one elst is
thought of among the Democratic masses.'
To this Mr. Cleveland is credited with the
following reply: "Men who have elements of
leadership develop rapidly, and it in a long
time till lS'J. It is not a matter of men, I ut
JUDGE TERRY'S NEPHEW.
He Catches a Bullet from th Brother ot
the Man He Killed.
Galveston, Tex., Jon, 23. A terrible
tragedy was enacted in tbe court house lu re
Monday in which Kyle Terry, a nephew of
th late Judge Terry, was instantly killed
and two men badly wounded. Tbe kill! lg
was the outcome of the Fort Bend troubl ,
which resulted some time ago in a bati le
between tbe citizens of Richmond. A large
special venire of citizens had been summoned
for Jury . service in these cases to appear at
the court bouse at 10 o'clock. A few minutes
after that hour Kyle Terry and his brotbi r,
Capt David Terry, of California; Judje
Parker, Judge Weston, Dr. Gale and soi le
others entered the front door of the court
Tore HI Heart to Pieces.
Terry bad Just reached tbe second stp
when tbe nrst shot was nred. It struck h: m
under the right arm and came out of the k ft
breast, and literally tore bis heart to pieo
There was a moment's lull, and thon four jr
five shots were fired from different direc
tions. One passed through the arm of Jud ?e
Weston, ot Fort Bend county; another
through the kg of Henry Pittlo, a Oalvi.
tonian. Eye-witnesses say three men were
shooting, naming tbem as Val Gibson, w 10
killed Terry, and whose brother Terry b id
killed at Wharton; Dan Ragsdalo, and young
Mitchell, all from Fort Bend county, and idl
"Jaybirds." Immediately after the shootii g
six arrest were made. The principal was
Val Gibson, who fired the first and only fatal
hot. He is a young man about 25 years ol i,
and views tbe matter coolly. Tbe feud ia a
OLD OCEAN'S RAGE.
Further Proof That the
Has Gone Down.
HER LIFE EOAT PICKED UP ADRIFT.
Bow the Cnnarder Servia Was Buffeted
by the Wild Waters Experience of the
Sorrento Part of Her Cargo Jettisoned
Those Snowed-ln Variety Artist All
Right A Light-House Flying Signals
of Distress France Ravaged by a Hur
ricane. Bremen, Jan. 23. Tha British steamship
Creole, from New Orleans, arrived here yes
terday. Her captain reports that on the
Dth instant he saw a steamer's lifeboat bear
ing the name "Erin."
The Creole brought the boat alongside and
took from it ten ah oars and a mast and
saiL A life-buoy, a steamer's bridge and an
awning were also seen floating near the life
boat. Hardly any doubt is entertained in
maritime circles here that disaster bas be
fallen tbe Erin.
New York, Jaa 23. Steamship men
about tbe maritime exchange have the im
pression that the oars and mast attached to
the lifeboat observed by the steamer Creole
Indicate to a certainty that tbe steamer Erin
was abandoned by her crew.
The Servia's Voyage.
Tbe overdue steamship Servia arrived
yesterday. She never made a slower voyage
or a more tempestuous one. From the time
she left Queenstown at 1 o'clock on the after
noon on Jan. 12, she had a daily fight with
fierce and lofty seas and westerly gales. The
series of gales wound up in a hurricane that
came gyrating off the coast of Nova Scotia
on Friday last. It was a common occurrence
for the ragged crests of tall soas to fall
aboard the ship, covering her decks with ice
and crystallizing on her spars and rigging.
Effect of the Deluge.
It was not only the wind-torn crest of the
wave that leaped over the starboard bow at
midnight on Friday, it was the bulk of the,
wave itself, and it sounded like a cannon
shot when it fell on the deck. It started the
lifelioat chocks and smashed in the skylights
of the engine-room, but didn't hurt any
body. A part of the ship's starboard rail
was torn off by tbe monster wava The ship
gave a violent lurch as she plunged into this
sea, and nearly everybody who was stand
ing was tttrown down. Seaman Knox, who
was on the port alleyway had three ribs
broken. From noon on Friday until noon on
Saturday the Servia made only 142 miles.
Had to Throw Cargo Overboard.
Halifax, N. S., Jan. 23. The steamship
Sorrento put in hero yesterday morning
short of coal, after boing out twenty-four
days. She had a terrible passage, the boat's
mil, deck and fixings being smashed by the
waves. Capt. Jurgensen was knocked down
by a huge wave and one of bis bands broken.
Many of the crew bad narrow escapes from
death and some are injured At one time it
was feared the vessel would foundur and
part of the cargo bad to be thrown over
board. The vessel was then almost on her
beam ends, but righted w hen tbe cargo was
FACED DEATH FOR HIS FRIEND.
The Noble Deed of George Hahn Proba
bly Costs Him HI Life.
Cijcvkla.vo, O., Jan. 23. George Hahn
and Lewis Johnson, Nickel-Plate bridge
men, were walking on a trestle between
Riverbank and Dover Bay yesterday morn
ing, and Johnson got his foot caught in tbe
timbers. Tbe Chicago passenger train was
approaching, and Johnson, to bis dismay,
round that he could not extricate bis foot
The situation was rapidly becoming dan
gerous, and Hahn lent his efforts in the at
tempt to release tbe foot.
Hahn' ratal Heroism.
All bis efforts were in vain, and Johnson
I egged Hahn to jump and save himself.
Hahn steadfastly refused, and heroically con
tinued bis endeavors to help Johnson. Tbe
train struck him while he was thus engaged.
Jobuson's leg was cut off at the knee, and
Hahn was probably fatally injured. Hahn
was taken to bis borne in Vermillion on the
train that struck him, and Johnson was
brought to Cleveland.
THE BOSTON ARTISTS ARE SAFE.
snowed t p on a fcide-Trark Half Way I'p
Denver, Colo., Jan. 33 The members of
the Boston Howard Athenieum company.
who were thought to have perished in the
snow blockade, have been located. A mes
sage received yesterday from the Central
Pacific officials says they have been blocked
up for one week on a side-track at Shady
Hun, about half way up the mountain be
tween Colfax and the summit on the Sierras,
and that they will be relieved at tbe earliest
possible moment Nothing was said of their
condition except that they were safe.
Two Little Girls Ran Down.
Pittsburo, Jan. 23. Last night about 8
o'clock two little girls named Walker, 10
and 12 years old, were run down by a passen
per train on the Fort Wayne railroad near
Allegheny while walking on the track. One
of tbe girls was killed instantly and the
other badly injured.
Terrible Hurricane In France.
Paris, Jan. 23. Southwestern France has
been visited and devastated by a terrible
hurricane. Telegraphic communication in
that direction u interrupted.
A Lighthouse In Distress.
Qceknstowx, Jan. 23. Tb Fastnet light
house is displaying flags of distress, but no
vessel bos lieenable to approach it for several
Burial of the Duke of Aosto.
Turin, Jun. 23. Tbe funeral of tbe duke
of Aoata took piace yesterday. Tbe cere
monies were simple, and almost entirely de
void of display. Tbe streets were crowded
witb people, who lined the entire route of
the procession. The coffin was removed
from the catafalque upon which it had rest
ed aud placed upon a gun carriage.drawn by
cavalry officers. The procession was beaded
by 100 children from the various charitable
institutions, etc. , with which the duke of
Aohta was associated. King Humbert rode
in a carriage. The body was interred In the
Will Hold the Populace In Check.
London, Jan, 23. The Daily News pub
fishes a dispatch from its Lisbon corre
spondent in which be states that he learns
that the Portuguese government bas
promised the British minister that it will
not allow the angry demonstrations of the
people to develop into violent or lawless acta.
Will Make Indestructible Can.
Bradford, Pa., Jan. 23. Tbe steel tubu
lar car company opened the stock books at
the St. James hotel here last night and the
citizens of Bradford subscribed to tW.OOO
worth of stock. Senator Lewis Emery, Jr.,
heading the list with f 10,000. It ia tbe in
tention of the company to place $16J,000
worth of stock here. Tbe company will
make the J. W. Post fireproof indestruotible
steel tubular oars. Tbe works when com
pleted will employ 5,000 workmen. Tbe
company have contracts for cars from tbe
Pennsylvania railroad to keep them run
ning for three years.
Undden Death of a Priest. .
St. Louis, Jan. 23. Rev. Father Grant,
for twelve yean assistant priest at St
Patrick'! church, East St Louis, died sud
denly yesterday morning. He bad Just cele
brated mass and gone to bis room. He sud
denly exclaimed to one of th acolytes who
was standing n ar: "I am dying," and sink
ing into a chair expired instantly. Heart
disease 1 the supposed cause of death.
Remarkable Oase of Cause and Effect.
ROMS, Jan. Si There Is a widespread ru
mor that the pop is dead. This appears to
have bean caused by an unusual and un
looked-for annonnoemant that hs is In nar-
' lean Asaltu, and baa raoslvad several bisbopa.
Deadly Sleepiness of a Man in
WILL DIE IF NOT KEPT AWAKE,
And tha Latter an Impossibility for More
Than a Few Days Picked I'p for a
"Drunk" by the Police He Slumbers
Continually The Doctors and Officials
Turn Him Over to His Wife to Await
New York, Jan. 23. Charles Gillick,
aged 50 years, a peddler, who lives with his
wife and family in Eighth avenue, is suffer
ing from a peculiar disease which the doctors
say will cause his death in a few days. The
fact is, so say tbe physicians, that if he is
left alone for a certain length of time he will
sleep himself to death. Laxt Thursday night
a policeman attached to the West Forty
seventh Street station found Gillick sitting
on the curbstone with his back against a
telegraph pole at Forth-sixth street and
Eighth avenue. Gillick had all the appear
ance of bjing in a drunken stupor.
Bad Case of "Sleeping Drnnk."
Tbe policeman worked himself into a per
spiration rubbing Gillick' j ears and shaking
him before be showed any signs of vitality.
Then Gillick slowly opened his eyes and
asked what the trouble was about. The po
liceman lifted him to bis feet and held him
up against the telegraph pole while he rapped
for assistance. When another offlcer came
up Gillick was sound asleep again, standing
upright against the pole. The officers agreed
that it was the worst case of Sleeping drunk"
that they had ever encountered, and after
once more shaking up Gillick until he
showed slight signs of life they started witb
bim to tbe station house, where he was
Wouldn't Wake for His Rations.
Gillick was sleeping soundly in his cell in
the morning, and was awakened only after
heroic treatment W hen arraigned at
Yorkville police court be acted stupidly,
and almost fell asleep while standing at the
bar before Justice Ford. He was in too
dazed a condition to give anv account of
himself, and was committed for eiamina
tion. He fell off in a trance-like sleep as
soon as he was placed in a cell in Yorkville
prison, and whpn Keeper William Gover
tried to awaken him to give bim bis rations
Gillick did not respond.
Took Him to the Hospital.
After two or three more unsuccessful at-
temps to arouse him, Gover became alarmed
and summoned an ambulance from Bellevue
hospital and had Gillick removed there.
Gillick was again arraigned in court Tuesday
afternoon, having been returned to the
police by the hospital authorities, who claim
tnat iney can ao nothing for bim. He was
just as sleepy as ever, and the policeman
who bad bun in charge presented a certifi
cate from the doctors at the hospital, which
said that Giliick was afflicted with a peculiar
brain trouble and would probably sleep him'
self to death, and thev could do nothine
with him. As bis wife wanted hi m borne so
that she could care for him herself, the
hospital authorities turned him over to the
Turned Over to His Wife.
C Tbe unfortunate man's wife was in court
and bad a roach outside to take her hus
band home in case the court decided to turn
bim over to her. She wept bitterly, and
said she was unable to account ft r her hus
band's strange affliction. He was not
drinking man, she said, and always attend
ed to bis business. He never showed signs
ot such a disease liefore. The court dis
charged Gillick, and his wife took bim
home. His case is said to be incurable, and
tbe only way to keep him alive is to keep
waking bim at certain intervals.
MISS WILLARD'S OPPONENTS.
National Convention of the Non-Partisan
Cleveland, O., Jan. 'J3. The convention
called for the purpose of effecting a nation
al organization for the advancement of gos
pel tmperanre work convened in Music
ball yesterday morning. Those interested ic
the new socipty are, almost without excep
tion, women who have withdrawn from the
National Woman's Christian Toinperanee
union on account of its alliance with the
Prohibition party. The new organization
is, therefore, looked upon as a rival of the
W. C T. U., ami considerable interest is l
ing manifested in the proceedings of the con
vention. Two Hundred Delegate Present.
When the first session was railed to order
at 10 o'clock about 200 ladles, representing
the slat of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York,
iNew jersey, AiaKsacnusetts, Alaiue, Vermont,
Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota were
present. One hundred and twenty-two
ladies signed the roll, aftr which a tem
porary organization was formed by the elec
tion of Mrs. . J. Phinnoy, ot Cleveland, O.,
as president, and Mrs. J. Cornelia Alford, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., as secretary.
Doesn't Agree with Wanamaker.
Letters and telegrams expressing sym
pathy and encouragement were received
from John G. Wbittier, the poet; Rev. Dr.
Lyman Abbott, Postmaster General Wana
maker, and others. Referring to Wana
maker's letter, Mrs. Phinney said: "I am
afraid the postmaster general is too good a
Republican for us. He believes that his
party can handle the temperance question
to tbe best advantage. We are not so
More Delegate Arrive.
Many more delegates arrived during the
day and the afternoon session was attended
by fully 250 ladies. Committees on constitu
tion and resolutions were appointed by the
selection of one member from each state.
The convention then discussed methods,
aims, and object of the new organisation
during the whole afternoon.
The Presbyterian Confession.
Philadelphia, Jan. 2a Out of the 211
Presbyteries in the United States forty
seven have thus far voted on the question of
revision of the Westminster confession. Of
these thirty-five have voted in favor of and
twelve against revision. Most of the votes
for revision are in the west; most of those
against it are in the east.
Nw York, Jan. 33. Tbe Presbyterian
divines of this city and vicinity have beeu in
session all week discussing the proposed re
vision of the confnasion. Many vehement
speeches have been made, but the drift is in
favor of revision.
Militia Officers Disgraced.
Hartford, Conn., Jan. 23. Governor
Bulkeley bas asked for the resignation of
Brig. Gen, Charles P. Graham, of Middle-
town, on account ot his approval of the re
oent resignations of tbe officers of tbe First
regiment Col. Cone, Lieut. Col. Thomp
son and Ma J. Rraith, of this city, are dis
honorably discharged for insubordination,
and Capta. Newton and Schultze were also
dismissed. 1 "
Dowa on Civil Service Reform.
Annapolis, Md., Jan. as. Richardson, of
Harford county, yesterday introduced in
tha bouse of delegates a joint resolution n
questing the senators and representatives
from Maryland in congress to vote for the
repeal of "that obnoxious, unconstitutional,
undemocratic and unrepublican measure
known aa th so-called civd service law.
which strikes at tha fundamental principles
of free government, and which disfranchises
three-fourths of the American people from
tne right ol noldinz public office." The
resolution was greeted witb applause, but
was not acted upon.
Threatened Strike of Glass Blowers.
PlTTSBCHO, Fa. , Jan. 23. A general strike
of tbe green bottle blowers employed in this
eity aad throughout the entire western dis
trict is threatened. Tbe blowers have been
working on eastern molds for several weeks
without knowing it In doing this work
they hav unknowingly assisted the manu
facturers in their contest with the eastern
blowers, who are now on strike. The man
will work on no more eastern molds, and if
work Is insisted upon tbey will strike.
Latest Styles and the most
5 1 M PROVE Dl i
Lace Curtain Stretchers
OUT O rOUMMO FRAMC.
Will $ave you Money, Time and Labor.
Evzky Housekeeper S hollo Havi On1
ai.y ldy cao operate them.
For Sale By
231. IF. COBDE
TELEPHONE NO. 1068.
Murder Over a County Seat Fight.
Acstin, Tex., Jan. 2a For years there
bas been a hot controversy iu Blanco county,
sixty miles west of this city, over the loca
tion of a county seat, Blanco aud Johnson
City being the claimants. Monday an elec
tion was held in which Johnson City won.
Ben Cage, a Blanco man, then got into a
row with Zack Lyde, a Johnson City parti
san, result ing in the fatal shooting of Lyde,
A riot then took place, during which Dep
uty Sheriff Crosby was seriously shot. Cage
was hurried away to prevent lynching, and
the trouble may l renewed at any time.
Another Blizzard In Dakota.
Minneapolis, Miun., Jau. 23. The Jour
nal's Huron, S. D., special says: A severe
wind and snowstorm has prevailed here since
daylight. Trains sre more or le delayed.
The storm is even more severe west and
north of here. The wind is blowing from
the northwest at the rate of forty-five mile
an hour. The temperature is low.
A Day's Mortality in Ootham.
New York, Jan. 23 The mortality re
port to the bureau of vital statistics for the
twenty-four hours ended ot noon yesterdav
shows 135 deaths, against 1S3 Tuesday. Of
this number S3 were due to pneumonia, 8 to
bronchitis, twenty-seven to consumption, and
11 to influenza complicated witb other dis
eases. Irgeil a Higher Tar In" on Marble.
Boston, Jon. 23. At the semi-annual
meeting of tbe Wholesale and Retail Marble
Dealers association of New England and tbe
provinces yesterday, resolutions were
adopted urging a higher tariff on marble.
Five weddings wero performed Tuesday at
the iwme time at the St. Alphonzo's Roman
Catl'Olic church, at Louiville.
Chicago, 'Jan. rt.
On the board of trade to-day quotations
ratified as follows: Wheat No. 2 January,
opened TUc. closed TCc; February, opened
TffV, closed 70-vc: May, opened 8$c, eloeed
(J-"'sc. Corn Xo. S January, opened and
cloned 31c; February, opened iH-)i, closed
WV; May, opened 81Vc. closed Slc.
Oats No. S January, opened and closed tUJc;
February, opened S0Bc, closed SOe; May,
opened -tc, closed !V8-V$c. lVrk January,
opened $0.s2ii. c losed i.W. February, opened
10.&, closed $10.00; May, opened $10.1 oioood
ilti.ii. Lard January, opened t-VSTVi,
Live tock The following were the quota
tions at the Union stock yards: Hop-Market
oiwnod artive, firm, and slightly hiRhers light
grade. tliSfiAKS; runh packing, J3.tfO&3.tti;
mixed lnt. J.'.Tufia.HS; heavy pocking and
snipping lots, fcLTOuKli-Tii. Cattle Market
steady: common weak; beeves, $3.x55.26;
bulk, J-I.w!. 4.31; cows, (l.So.a.Ul; stockers
and leader. $2.ai..4(m. Sheep-Stronger;
native muttons, i :i.so i.5.7.": lambs, f j.U0.(..&H;
western corn-ied, f4.4.V(,5UW.
Produce: Butler Fancy Khan creamery, 31
GiT.C V tt; finest dairy. Iw3ur; parkin stock,
"(!?. Fugs Stricliy fresh. lTuiirijC doz.;
Ue house, lt'ii hie. Live puiiltry Hens, TcfiSc
V It; turkey. Wcih ducks, Hi.flO; freest. Sl.dmTC
6.tli V dew. Pot. -noes Beauty of Hebron, ttfxjt
4Cr f Liu. ou Hack; common and mixed lols,&
t:c. Appltw Uood to fancy, $l.5.jU V bill.
l'iiulirrie Wisconsin, fcS.ii.ViiS.75 per lox.
New York. Jan. 22.
Wheat No. 2 red winter. rTjc rash; do
Man ti. 8Ti-; do May, SSfcie; do June. sTVic
Com No. uiixed, cabu; do January,
STvm-; do April, :i'?sc; do May, ftic Oata
Dull hut nt. a ly; No. - mixed, i&e rash: do
January. do February, ;l ;do May, ata.
Kye 1 ull. Barley-Nominal. Pork Dull;
mess, flO.7jiii.ll.2j for new. Lard February,
Live Stock: Cattle - Trading uncommonly
dull; prices fell off about 1 c: common to prime
steers, ja-iO'll.1!; a f,.w- ,-xlia do, 5.una8;
bulls and rows. 1 7'V,..;: Ho. Slircp and 1 .a ni on
Slow trade; sheep, $4.:tfl.2a; lamb. $6.id
7.S5. Ilotts-Nominallv fte.idv: ta.fo.U.iiU V
Bay rpland prsliie. 7 orSJ,8 00
rLty Timolol f 6 y$8.0u.
Bay Wild. 4S tostls 0J.
Potoioe 18-S0c .
OosV tioflllo : BaiS W 00
This powder never varies. A marvel of pnrltr,
strength and whole sourness. Mors economics,
than th ordinary kinas, and cannot be sold la
competition w th the maltltud of low test, snort
weight alum or pr phosphate powders. Soidonl
aeons. Botal Baku Fowde Co., rot Wall
SU N. T.
attractive prices combined make
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A A R R P PR
A A R R P P R
A A RRRR PPP pjt
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A A R R P R
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the Best, and
CLAuIISPT BE BEATEN,
1622 SECOHSriD .-VEIST-XJE.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
it. Ib.C UtV de6ign . .the ,0Cg 8eriM of ALADDIN Stoyes. This is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a good seller Be
buno oS 8lTe &Ud Ieam U8 gd POiD,S fr 8f,Pr eee'ng H Ju wUI
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
V ,ftt a "l beiDg Cpied M far 88 lheT dare 0T ""scrupulous parties, but
don t be deceived-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Berk with. I am the gole
agent for above goods as well aa 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 hare decided to
give up our
togin room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 Wert Third Stwet, Opp. Masonic Tample, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.