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THE HOOK ISLAND AHGUS, TUESDAY, JANUAHY 28, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
TUEIDAT, JaffCaRY 28, 18A0.
Mm Views the Ciapilc ef i99
KloVlity te the Tariff !
rnlnHoMOi Elae te Le4 ke
nMerati Heat a.
Dr. Morrison Munford. the rsjiior of
the Kansas City Time; bad an Interview
with ex President Cleveland last week In
New York, and telegraphed it to bis
paper. Mr. Cleveland. Editor Munford
says, warmed to the subject of tariff re
form and has lost none of the teal which
Inspired his celebrated message.
"It Is s most gratifying tblog to rue.
Mr. Mum ford reports air. Cleveland as
ay Id a. "that the messes as well as the
leaders of the psriy are taking- bold of
the tariff Issue with such spirit and etl
dent determination la win. fcren now,
when there are do elections pending, they
are discussing this question with as much
earnestnes as if In the beat or a presl
dential campaign. My letters from every
part of lb j country show the extent and
depth or the sanation. When the peo
pie think about a tblog thoroughly and
dispassionately they de not fall Into mis
takes, and tbey are now aroused and mak
ing a personal application to themselves
of the effect of undue taxation Hi great
Is the number of letters I receive, asking
my views, requesting documents atid In
Tltlng me to attend meetings and make
speeches, that to give them proper atten
linn Is a task beyond my power to per
"I wss genuinely pleased to find in
Boston, among men who aro conmitu
tionally consarvatlve.a degree of earnest-
Less and fervor beyond that of men en
gaged In politics. From my observations
there and In New York and from my cor
respondence I conclude that the thinking
men of the nation are missed almost sol
idly on the side of tariff reform. What
ever may be our tips and downs there is
no danger as to the destiny of a party
winch absorbs ibe best brains. Intelli
gence and honesty of the country, and
the cause which draws these elements to
its support Is sure of ultimate triumph
Mr. Munford then called Mr. Cleve
land's attention to the fact that, the dem
ocrstic party was already preparing for
1002, and said that it was looking for
ward to that campaign with expectancy
and confidence and the sentiment was
virtually unanimous that Mr. Cleveland
should be the leader.
"As to that," Mr. Munford then quotes
sir. uieveiana as saying, "it Is the cause
and not personal considerations that
should concern us. I am so well situat
ed now that If I consulted my own feel
mgs 1 wouia preier to nave somo one
else take the lead."
"But." said Mr Munford, "no one else
is thought of among the democratic
masses," and to this Mr. Cleveland Is
credited with the following reply:
"Men who have elements of leadership
develop rapidly, and It is a long time till
1893. It Is not a matter of men, but of
principles. It would be a pity not to
carry forward the work which the party
baa so grandly Inaugurated, and there
ought to be no halt until tiie ends aimed
at are compassed and the people are in
full possession of the benefits and bless
ings which an accumulation ol Inequali
ties, railed into existence by apathy on
one side and self-lnterast on the other,
have diverted from tbem. I rejoice to
feel that the democratic party is the r
posltory of the best principles and pur
poses; that Its ranks teem with the young
manhood of the country, and that It en
joys a complete monopoly of every
American policy not merely sectional or
TLa steamboat Ohio wn .link Monday at
the (not of the falls at Louiavlllx No Uvea
Two liiilMiiutat th Kittiry nary yard,
Portxiiioiith, N. It, wm burn I Monday
aioruiriK at a 1cm of f liai.ouo.
A MillmMptiia juiln Monday found a
ovmlier of a gun club guilty of misdemeanor
in talon jt art in a pijreon shouting niatoh.
The Howard Atlwn!iirn Variety com
pany which wan snowd np In the mountains
lout Kk hat got out of th hlorkadn all
If l wnil-olllriallr announce I that several
f th" K.umtamn pow.r have la a friendly
avtnner invito! Kiiland to suhm.t her die
put with Portngnl to arbitration.
Emjx ror William' 32d birthday wa qui
etly ivMirat.d at Itoriiu Monday. Owing
to tlio r'cnt death of th Dowager Empress
AiiaiMtn then were no public fmtivitie.
It is Mud iu Illinois political cirri n that
Samunl Allorton. the well-known Cliicnito
pork parkt-r, is after the seat In the United
Hute seuAt", now kept warm by Charles B.
The ftrltish ship Loch Moldart went ashore
st C'nUantsoog, Holland, and thirty of ber
crew wem wnshnd overboard ami drowned.
Tb Untwli ship Janet Cowan lov. five sail
ors iu a storm oif the Isle of Wight.
.mmI Thins for the Canadian Pacific.
HeatTLE, Wash., Jan. 2si. Tha effect of
fie hoary snow fall upon rn.lr.wil traffic
during the past month no been unprere
Uontl in the exHTiunee of old rail
road men in this section. The in
convenience to the traveling public
a id the public in general ha be. n
great Mails arrive over the Union I'acitic
railway Irom seven to ten day hi to. The
Colota lo and Oregon railway ha run no
train for two week, and the Northern Pa
cific is also in bad shape. A great deal of
travel is being diverted over the Canadian
Pacific, which aixan not to And any difll
culty in keeping norm.
The Hln-WcrUar In Ion.
Col.lUBls, O., Jnu. SM.Ti,B miner' con
vention adjourned sine die yesterday. A
plan for a defensive fund was adopted and a
scale of price for hand and machine mining
Indorsed: Machine mining Indiana block,
Uric; ditto bituminous, 75c; firahlwood, Ills.,
HV; Ntreator, WV; .Spring Valley, Wic;
(Springfield, V-ir; Peoria, 7.V. Hand In
diana block, War; ditto bituminous, Wic;
Btreator. Ilk, WJc; LaHulle, $1; Spring Val
ley, tl ; Hprmgiluld, 71
HurprUeil the llrltttliers.
Wahhixoton ClTT, Jan. 1ft. Considerable
surprise and dissatisfaction was expressed at
the British legation yesterday over the pub
lication of the extradition treaty. The sec
retary of the legation said It wo a violation
of custom and good faith to make such a
matter public prematurely. The treaty bas
not yet been even discussed in the senafe.
Will Tlamnve Their Plant to Athens, Fo.
Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. as The Union
Bridge romaiiy, the largest concern of the
kind in the world, I about to abandon it
hops In Huffalo and concentrate its plant at
Athens, Pa. About a' workmen here will
lose employment and the works at Athens
will be increased to employ about SOU men.
Haying Cleveland llrewerlee.
Cleveland, O., Joh. us The Enjlioh
syndicate which bos been negotiating with
local breweries made a contract yesterday
for the purchase of Bchlather Brewing com
pany's Interests for 1.87.",OUO; the Oehring
brewery for l.PMl.UM), and the Btoppel
brewery for li.,00U.
A tllue-Hlouilad "Swlndlaraaa."
I.O30OS, Jan. 2tt. The Baroness Bohlen,
well-known among the upper clauses, has
been arretJ for carrying on a system of
fraud by which she has succeeded in swin
ns; twrton In bign .ircles out of large
auuta ot Uouar.
f A TTHTlTn nninrnttmri
Some Sharp Reflections on Old
0EITICISM3 OF THE CHUTESE ACT.
"Salty" Correspondence Laid Before the
Meant, the "Halt" Balng Mostly In the
Handwriting of Ah 81a Bod Faith
Distinctly Charged Against Congrese
The Aluand-Eyed Ileatben Gives Cs m
Going Over la "Unmitigated United
atates." Capital Motes.
Washington Cnr, Jan. 28. In reply to
a resolution of the senate of the 8th Inst, the
president yesterday sent to the senate a re
port from the secretary of state, with ac
companying document, in relation to the
execution of the Chinese exclusion acts
May C, 1HK2, and Oct. 1, 188)1 The secre
tary of state forwards all the correspondence
which bas takon place between the state de
partment and the Chinese government on
this subject Under date of Oct 10, 1KS8,
the Chinese minister complained that a
number of Chinese laborers holding return
certificates bad been refused permission to
land at San Francisco. The state depart
ment forwarded to the Chinees minister a
copy of the law of Oct 1, under which
tbey were excluded
A (Juration of Veracity Raised.
Jan. 20, lHhtt, the Chinese minister writes
to Bayard complaining that thin law is a
violatiou of the treaty of IS), and then
with true orieutal courteny proceeds to call
the secretary's attention to Interviews held
with bim during the negotiation of the un
ratified treaty in which the secretary told
the minister that "his exoellency, the presi
dent, would veto any legislation of congress
which violated the existing treaty. I, there
fore, feel persuaded that, In view of the pro
vision of article 4, aud of the awu ranees of
the American commissioners herein quoted.
I may rely upon your interposition w 1th hie
excellency, the president, with a view to
having bim recommend congress to undo
the wrong and hardship which is being in
flicted upon my countrymen."'
In a reply to this letter, under date of
reU 2, 1V!, Bayard wrote: "I muat assure
you with great dixtinctnesH that you labor
uuder misapprehension, aud that no such
assurance was made or could have been
made by me iu the course of the conversa
tion prior to the negotiation of the treaty.
Kind of Nailing Thlnn Down.
In a letter dated Feb. 85, 1389, Chang Yen
noon, the Chinese minister, wrote to Bar
ard that he regretted that he should have
written anything to cause Bayard embar
rassment; that he had not intended to hold
him responsible for the action of congress or
the president, but be had understood Bayard
"to be giving me your view of how bis ex
cellency the president regarded the proposed
legislation then lwndiug in congress." etc.
He did not understand, however, that this
"was mode iu the form of a promise." He
enclosed a memorandum of bis interview
with Bayard, attested by Hbu Cheon Pon
and IX . Bartlett, of the Chinese legation,
who were present In this memorandum
Bayard ht quoted as saying: "Unless you and
1 soon agree upon some satisfactory meas
ures in our negotiation, congress will cer
tainly enact laws regardl-m of the treaty
stipulations. Should suc(i be the case they
would violate the treaty and the president
would, of courte, veto them." bayard,
however, advised that the wishes of congress
Must Have Been a Misunderstanding,
Proceeding, the Chinese uiinUter says fur
ther that he was under the Impression that
he could not discuss officially the president's
message to congress; but as Bayard has
stated In bis note that that message reached
"the irresistible conclusion that the - passage
of the act of exclusion was in consonance
with the expressed wishes of China " he feels
it his "imperative duty to enter his respect
ful but earnest protest against any such as
sumption " The act, he sny.i, was In direct
opposition to the wishes of China.
Bayard Explains Matters.
Under dato of Feb. 28, 1HW. Bayard wrote
to the Chiuese minister that be was not dis
poned to question the accuracy of the recol
lection of the minister and the gentlemen of
his suite. He then says in explanation of
the president's signing the Hcott bill, that
the fact that the new of the rejection of the
treaty between the United Htatea and China
came from Oreat Britain, "gave impetus to
the popular belief that Influence exterior to
the two nations bad been at work." Under
this condition of afTuirs the Scott bill "was
suddenly and without notice brought for
ward in congress and passed with a unanim
ity in both bouses which palpably rendered
an interposition by a veto of the executive
The Hnpreme Court Derision.
Iu a letter written July . li'J. to Blaine.
the Chinena minister speaks of the decision of
the supreme court of the United States iu
tlie Chinese matter. The supreme court, be
says, bas decided that the act of October,
ls-vl, is in contravention of expreased stipu
lations of the treaty, but it is done in the ex
ercise of the sovereign power vested In con
gress and must be respected a the supreme
law of tbo land The supreme court cannot
inquire whether tho reasons for this action
were good or bad.
The minister continues: "You will nnr-
don mo, Mr. Secretary, if I express my
amaiement that such a doctrine should be
published to tho world by tho august tri
bunal for whose members by personal ac
quaintance I entertain such profound re
spect It forces upon me the conviction that
in the three years which I have resided in
this country I have not been able fully and
correctly to comprehend the principle and
yntemsof your great government In my
country we bave acted upon the conviction
that where two nations deliberately and sol
emnly entered upon treaty stipulations they
inereny formed a sacred compact from
which they could not be honorably dis
charged except through friendly negotia
tions and a new agreement"
The Way It Looks to Ah Sin.
He then asks Blaine's interposition with
the president to have the wrongs of the Chi
nese righted. He calls attention to the facts
1. The existing treaty relation were brought
about at the express solicitation of the United
2. The action of couitre is not Justified br
Its conduct toward other nations, nor by any
action or i ue iuinese government.
8, The action of congress in virtually a de
nunciation of all existing treaties, and an Invi
tation to China toterminate all diplomatic and
The action of comcre tIHi w jmi, ,
an affront to the government of China.
.-Th Kovernuient of the United Htates
must accept accountability for all the Injuries
and damages resulting from the enforcement
of the act of congress.
Thnw rive point the minister elaborates
ud argues at some length. In conclusion be
says he trust some way will be found
whereby "the hasty and unprovoked action
of congress" may be undone. "I cannot but
feel," be says, "that if the late president bod
followed the example of his predecessors,
Presidents Hayes aud Arthnr.wben it was at
tempted by congress to disregard treaty
stipulation, a like nappy result would have
Another Whack at Congress.
When the treasury issued regulations gov
erning the passage through the country of
Chinese, the new mini ster, Taui Kwo Yin,
complained thereof and questioned their le
gality. Windom stated the grounds upon
which he made the regulations, stating that
the unregulated transit of these Chinese la
borer would amount to nullification of all
the acts on the subject Blaine sent Win
dom's statement to the minister, stating that
the secretary of the treasury would modify
the regulations. But this was not sat
isfactory, as the transportation compa
nies , in this country were unwilling
to give the bond required aud the
hardship would remain. The minister
then proceeds to "rub It in" by
saying that "the pannage of the act of
Oct 1. lsns, manifested an open disregard of
treaty obligations on the part of the legisla
tive department of the eovernment of tha
United States." "If anything should occur," j
be says, "to make it appear that a similar '
spirit Influenced the conduct of any of the
I executive deportments of that government.
, effect would create upon my gov m-nment,
I fear, a most unfavorable impression." '
THE MALTREATMENT OF Fi'JNCE.
Another Skirmish In the Senate Over the
Washington City, Jan. 28. Chandler's
resolution calling on the United St tes mar
shal for the northern district of ississippi
for report on the maltreatment of Heury
J. Faunce (not Fauts, as stated i l Ingall's
speech), at Aberdeen, Miss., was aken up
in the senate yesterday to permit Walthall
of Mississippi to speak thereon. H insisted
that congress bad no jurisdiction over the
subject, but felt warranted in sayin that af
fair was simply the wanton conduct of a few
persons, and that it was disapprove 1 by the
community in which it occurred Speak
ing for himself and the people of B4 bwissippi
and the south he condemned unq lalifledly
and unreservedly the outrago on i he secre
tary of war and on Faunce.
As to Federal Interference.
Walthall then discussed federal interfer
ence in state elections and the race question.
The professed purpose of federal interfer
ence was to secure fair counting f negro
votes, but it really meant to count bat vote
for the Republican party. Be dopre jated the
passage of such a law; it would lead to bitter
strife, a revival of antagonism, at d an in
terruption to relations that now aromised
good to both races. Walthall criticized all
proposed remedies for race troubles includ
ing deportation and disfranchise nent. as
impracticable and impossible.
Ingalls's Exasperating Comment.
Ingalls said be had no comment tc make on
the eulogy pronounced on the people of Ab
erdeen by Walthall, except to say U at it was
in evidence that 300 or -too of them stood by
when Faunce was caxcigated, without a word
of protest or any attempt to interfe:-e.
George challenged senators on tb i Repub
lican side to point out a clause in tl e consti
tution which authorised the federal govern
ment to take jurisdiction of crimes commit
ted within a state and not against he laws
of the state.
Reagan condemned the outrage i.t Aber
deen, but denied the right of the govern
ment to take cognisance of it.
The House Passes a Couple of Bills and
the Senate Talks Politic.
Washington City, Jan. 28. A bill was
reported favorably to the seuate jesterday
fixing salaries of district judges at ,000
per annum. Hoar presented resolutions
passed by a Boston mass-meeting on the
southern problem and the rights of colored
citizens. Chandler's resolution regarding
the outrage on Faunce (not Fantz. as here
tofore printed,) at Aberdeen, Miis.), was
taken up, and Walthall, of MLssissip i, made
a speech in which, while condemt ing the
outrage, be insisted that congre had no
jurisdiction thereof. The debate that fol
lowed was extended, and when it -losed a
short executive nesuon was followed by ad
journment In the bouse McCreary of Kentt cLy of
fered a resolution for the recoguit on of the
Brazilian republic. A bill was ptssed im
posing a duty of .VI per ceut on silk rihhous.
A resolution wo adopted directing the civil
service reform committee to investigate
charges of evasion of the law, e c. The
United States prison bill was then consid
ered in committee of the whole, reported to
the house, and poseed. A motion U table a
motion to reconsider was pending at i d journ
ment Among the bills introduced was one
appropriating 2,000,iKiO for a pstofilco
building at Chicago.
A REPUBLICAN CAUCUS-
Cheadle of ludlana Kirks Agalust the
Hula Called Into Line.
Wahhinoton City, Jau. 2S Tin K.-piit.-lican
caucus of representatives at tin capitol
last night, was pr.wi.led over by He idersou
of Illinois. Speaker Reed explained the
proposed new code of rul.w, and in the dis
cussion which follow the radical features of
some of them were opposed by Anderson
and Cheadle. After agreeing not to hasten
act. on the rules in the bouse, it was detur
termined to first delute the Hmith-.lackson
election case, which will be brought up
Wednesday, for two days, in order to fur
nish ample time to obtain a full rcp -esenta-tion
of Republicans on the final vote.
A "Whip" Isaaad.
Rowoll of Illinois introduced thn fi (lowing
resolution which was adopted with inauim
Ity and applause, and the caucus at 11:15 ad
journed: "That it I the sense of bis cau
cus that every Republican nieuilier of the
house should remain in the city, except in
case of sickness; and that all Members
should remain in this hall during t te time
the bouse is in session, unless prevented by
The Indians In Wisconsin.
Washington City, Jan. 28. In i
to the senate resolution of the 20th it
secretary of the interior ho sent to
ate a letter from the Indian commies
relation to the condition of Indians
La Polute agency In Wiscousin. The
commissioner informs the secretai
many of these Indians are destitute t
fering, and calls attention to the re
Indian Agent Leahy, heretofore tran
to congress, with the recommendati
an appropriation of $75,000 be imtd
I love their necessities. The connu
says tbat about 1.50U of tho Indiui
taken land in severalty.
Washington City, Jan. 2s. Am
nominations sent to the senate by Pi
Harrison yesterday were the fol
Richard Ouentber. of Wisoonsin. to
sul at the City of Mexico; John F. 1
of Illinois, consul at Mannheim.
States attomov tlibu Coleman, east
TELLER ON THE WINDOM BILL.
He Doesn't Like m Paragraph of It His
WAsnnwro.n City, Jan. 28 Senaxjr Tel
ler appeared before the house committee on
coinage, weights and measures yescerdny,
and made a long argument agai ist the
Windom silver bill. Senator Telbr con
tended that the Windom bill was illogical
and a Wall street measure.. He hat) clveu
a great deal of attention to the silver ques
tion, but had no personal Interest In silver
mines. So far as the Windom bill w u con
cerned, Teller claimed that it ha l been
prepared by men who bad not stud ed the
silver question, by New Yorkbauke-B, and
bankers who had not studied from a broad
tand point tho financial question.
Teller stated that the treasury uote which
the bill proposed to issue In return lor de
posits of silver bullion made it ap jear as
though silver were merely a commodity. If
the government recognized this piinciple
concerning silver, there was no reason why
it should not be applied to pig-irou. If sil
ver was denied access to the mints, tie price
of gold would Increase In the same relation
as corn increased in price when no wheat
was milled. Teller objected tonea-ly all
the features of the bill, and said it was
Settled the Shoo Factory Trout le.
Havsrhill, Mass., Jan. 28. The labor
trouble at J. H. Wincbell & Cos sh e fac
tory was settled satisfactorily yetterday
afternoon by H. C. Moulton, of tbt Shoe
makers' union. An advance bas bee l made
in the price list on parts of the work.
Silas Phoebe Cousins Gets a PI mm.
Washington City, Jan. 28. Superinten
dent Porter yesterday appointed Miss Phoebe
Cousin', the well-known Woman lawyer of
St Louis, chief special agent in cbc rge of
the statistics of recorded indebtedness in that
Natural Gaa Explosion.
Oucan, N. Y., Jan. 28. An explotion of
natural gas in one of Root & Keating tan
nery bouses Sunday night shook the entire
city. The bouse was badly wrecked and
several Italians were injured.
The Bishop-Shooter Pronounced 1 isane.
Philadk. PHIa, Jan. 28. David i blan
der, who shot at Bishop W hi taker 8 today,
was pronounced insane yesterday by physi
cians. He was committed for formal trie L
LULL IN THE FIGHT.
The Iowa Squabblers Sign an
k TEMPOEAEY TEUOE DECLARED.
The Opposing Parties Sign an Irou-CIad
Agreement and Harmony Reigns for m
lMty The Republican Proposition Mod
Ifted and Accepted Democrats Oct tho
Speaker and Republicans tha Clerk
and a Majority of the Credentials
Des Moines, la., Jan. 28. A temporary
organization of the house was effected yes
terday. Hotchkiss, of Davis county, a Dem
ocrat was elected speaker, and Wilcox, of
Polk, a Republican, clerk, and the minor
Jflices of the temporary organization were
squally divided. This gives eight or ten
people a chance to draw salaries, and every
body is happy in consequence. When the
caucuses of the two parties met yesterday
morning the Republicans concluded that
the proposition submitted to the Denioorats
was not so strong in regard to the question
of contested seats as they would like to have
it; so they proposed a change of verbiage.
The Compromise Agreement.
This reads as follows: "It is mu
tually agreed between the Democrats
and Republicans, claiming to be members-elect
of the bouse of the twenty-third
general assembly, tbu at no time from the
a ceptauce of this puupositiou to the final
adjournment of the house of the twenty
third general assembly, and at no time dur
ing the seexion of said bouse will either
party prevent from voting, unseat or offer
or consider any proposition to uuseat any
one whose name apiiears on the list pre
pared by the av?retary of state of Iowa and
now in use in the roll-calls of the body on ac
couut of an obj-ction to the apportionment
act of the twenty-second general assembly
creating the district from which he was
Democrats Put Out an Anchor.
The lemocraU generally were satisfied
with this, but iu order to block any attempt
after itermnnent organization, on the part of
thn Republicans to uuseat any Democratic
members, they projKMed a clause which binds
the Republicans to let the Democrats retain
their seats iu sufety. Another clause pre
venting the election of United States senator
iu temporary organization was also pro
sed, and lioth were agreed to by the Repub
lican. The Democrats also insisted on hav
ing the pohtmiMtiess, and after some quab
bling this was agreed to.
Temporary Organization at I-ant.
The bouse met at 2 p. in., and the terms of
the agreement were then carried out L.
D. Hotchkiss was elected temporary speaker
by a viva voce vote, and Henry S. Wilcox,
clerk, with D. C. Kolp, a Republican, as as
sistant Messrs. Doltson, Coyle and Hobbs,
Republicans, and Hamilton ami E-ites, Dem
ocrats, v. ere appointed a committee on cre
dentials. Their work was entirely perfunc
tory. They marched out of the hall and then
marched back again, and on their return in
formed the body that tbey had found that
all of the men uamed iu the list made up by
the secretary of state were entitled to seats
and the committee would recommend that
they be seated accordingly.
The Other Officers Elected.
This was agreed to and ex-Congressman
Walilen administered the oath of ofllee to
Speaker Hotchkiss, who took his seat. He
simply thuuked the house for the honor con
ferred, promised to act fairly and honestly
iu the positioti he had been selected to fill
and then, alter a vote of thanks had been
tendered to Moderator Lane, who had pre
sided for two weeks, the house was ready
for busiues. All there was to do was to
elect temMirary officers, which was done as
follows: The Republicans presented A. O.
Smith for temporary doorkeeper, and T.
J. Merkel for temporary sergeant at-arms.
The Itemocrat presented Gnorg Cralgg,
Oeorge I). Ureenleaf, and Matt King
for temporary assistant doorkeejiers; and
Miss Nellie Hyatt for temporary assistant
postmistress. These officers were then sworn
in aud the house adjourned to 2:30 p. in. to
day. The Fight Transferred.
The altove action does not end the row.
For the tight will probably be renewed on
permanent organization, and will be stub
bornly waced, although it is hoped it will
not hist as long a the one just ended.
Ooveruor Itoies bas packed his grip and
gone home to Waterloo. He told the legis
lature not to mind him; to go ahead with
their fun, and wheu they are ready to in
augurate him to send him wont
The Interests of the Navy.
Washinoton ClTT, Jan. 28. Before the
naval court of inquiry yesterday Capt
Howison and other officers of the navy testi
titled that there was an organization in the
navy, the object of which was to secure fa
vors hie legislation; that counsel bad been
employed from time to time and paid by pro
Heath of an Old Illinalsan.
Chk aok, Jau. 2M Ex-Lieutenant Gov
ernor William Pro-s, one of the oldest and
best Vnown resident of Chicago, died lost
night at hf.Si o'clock, aged 70 years. Mr.
Dross' name was intimately associated with
thnt of President Lincoln, and his name was
affixed to the bill repealing the black laws of
A Mysterious Stomach Disease.
St. 1 KTEHsmho, Jan. 28. Advices from
Askabad state that Persian Korassan is rav
aged by a mysterious stomach disease from
which 3,0"0 persons have already died. In
Molied UK) persons died daily from the mal
ady, but the death rate there has now some
Austrian Help for Oerman Socialists.
Vienna, Jan. 28. The Socialist newspaper
organs throughout Austria and Hungary
are coming to the aid of the German Social
ists, and are printing vigorous appeals to the
Koci;S ists of the empire for funds to support
the election campaign in Germany.
Ten Thoasnnd Dollars for a Sword.
Washington City, Juu. 28. Secretary
Proctor yesterday afternoon, under author
ity of the recent act of congress, purchased
fir the hairs of tho late Gen. Georce H. Shield
for $10,000 the sword woru by the general
during the late war.
To Displace Punxautawuey Striker.
WiLKttsBARRE, Pa., Jan. 28. A labor con
tractor yesterday afternoon took 200 Po
landers and Hungarians from Plymouth to
Punxsutawuey to take the places of the
striking miners at the latter place.
Klghteen Passengers Hart.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 28. A queer accident
occurred on the Omaha and Council Bluffs
Electric railroad yesterday afternoon. Just
as the train descended the incline from the
bridge over the Missouri river the cars be
gan to slide on the track. Tbey gained such
momentum that when they reached a curve
the motor car left the track and plunged
down an embankment There were eighteen
passengers on board at the time and all were
more or less injured, but none seriously.
Minister Palmer 111 with Fever.
Washington City, Jan. 28. United
States Consul Turner at Cadiz, Spain, in a
dispatch to the state department, states that
United States Minister Palmer Is sick with
dengue fever, which is prevalent in that
country. The disease be represents as of a
malignant character, and the death rate at
Madrid, Barcelona and Seville is stated to
exceed that caused by the cholera when that
disease is epidemic
Would Moke Uood fallows Fruit.
Danbcby, Conn., Jan. 2& James Knapp
murderously assaulted his wife Sunday be
cause she had hidden bis supply of liquor.
Ho burled a cuspidor at ber head, which in
flicted four scalp wounds, and probably
fractured her skull Knapp left the bouse,
but returned twice to finish his murderous
work. Ho was finally arrested, and yesterday
held to await the result of his wife's injuries.
DEATH ON THE RAIL
A Motion Train Takes a Forty
FIVE PERSONS BURNED TO DEATH.
The Roll of Fatalities Reaches Seven,
with Twenty-Three More
or Less Mangled.
names Soon Silence the Screams of the
Unfortunates Pinned in the Wreck
Sad and Frantlo Scenes at the Indian
apolis Station Cans of tbo Disaster
Brave Work of a Wounded Passenger
Awful Fate of Two Little Girls The
IJst of Dead and Wounded.
Indianapolis, Jan. 28. The fast express
Mi the air-line division of the Louisville, New
Albany and Chicago railroad was wrecked
fct the trestle over Wilson's creek, sixteen
miles north of this city, shortly before 8
o'clock yesterday morning. Seven persons
lost their lives and over twenty were injured,
leveral of the latter fatally. The train left
Chicago at 11:56 o'clock yesterday morning.
Uood time was being made, when the truck
f the tender jumped the track just as the
sdge of the trestle was reached. In this con
dition it was dragged over the trestle, which
was safely cleared by the engine, baggage
ar, and smoker, the ladies' day coach, and
the sleeper making np the rest of the train.
A riniige to Destruction.
The pulling of the trucks across the trestle
k supposed to bave unloosed the rails, and
rhen the ladies' coach reached the center
the structure gave way and it fell with a
erash to the creek below, a distance of forty
feet The sleeper followed and completed
the destruction of the ladies' coach by fall
ing upon it. It then rolled to one side. Al
most simultaneously with the falling of the
first coach it took fire and added the terror
of the flames to the awful condition of the
women, children and men who had been
caught and wedged in the wreck. After
clearing the trestle the baggage car and
smoker also left the track and rolled down
Silenced by the Flames.
Everything was in the greatest confusion
and the cries of the persons pinioned in the
burning wreck of the day car seemed to par
alyze tboso who had escaped without injury.
It was several minutes before any assistance
was attempted, and then it was too late to
be effective, as the flames hod enveloped the
entire car, and many of the voices that had
cried in piteous tones for bolp were already
sileueed by the devouring flames.
A Belief Train at Hand.
As soon a the flames had subsided the
work of recovering the dead bodies began.
The train which leaves here for Chicago at
7:30 a. m. reached the scene soon after the
accident, and was immediately converted
into a relief train, the passengers aiding
those on the ill-fated train in the
work of rescuing the bodies of the dead and
caring for the injured. The charred bodies
were taken from the wreck and arranged
alongside of each other on the bank, present
ing a most horrible sight.
A GHASTLY CASUALTY ROLL.
Names of the Dead and Wounded and Na
ture of the Injuries.
The list of the dead is as follows: Mrs. Nel
lie Eubank, of Broad Ripple, Ind., burned to
death, S8 years; C. O. Doming, of Frank
fort Ind., skull crushed, 85 years old, died
after rescue; Mrs. Octavia Oldham and her
two twin girls two years old, of Sheridan,
Ind., burned to death; Miss Mary Hoover,
of Horton, Ind., burned to death; unknown
woman, supposed to be a Mrs. Cox, of In
dianapolis, who bad been visiting her brother
at Weetfield. sh
Bruised and Mangled Victim.
The injured are: Engineer Wendell
Bwope, slightly hurt; A. L. Clark, traveling
man, or West fie Id, Ind., cut in forehead;
Henry Blusher, jeweler, of Indianapolis, cut
ou head and right leg fractured; Otto
Graham, son of Judge U res ham, of Indian
apolis, body cut and bruised, not seriously
hurt; Abe Angle, conductor, cut on head,
arms sprained, and believed to be injured in
ternally: Charles Angle, son of the conduc
tor, badly cut on leg and forehead and prob
ably injured internally; B. C. White, of In
dianapolis, rut on the head in several place
and body badly bruised ; Julius D. Pearson,
of Sheridan, Ind., traveling man, badly cut
on head and injured internally; G. W.
Stingle, of Rossville, Ind., right arm broken
and body bruised; Lewis Nauman, of Cleve
land, commercial traveler, right lag injured,
bead, face, and arms turned : Henry Miller, of
New York, traveling man, hurt about head
and large gash in regiou of fonrple, fears of
internal injuries, supposed to be fatally hurt;
Express Messenger Munger, of Indianapolis,
injured internally by the safe falling on
bim; Henry Clarke, of Eagle Town, Ind.,
badly bruised; Horace Carey, of Westfiuld,
spinal injuries; Thomas Cadwallader, of
Chicago, severely bruised; Jackson (colored
porter Pulmau car), injured about the head
and hips; N. B. Ingersoll, of Chicago, bead
and face bruised; George Good, of Frank
fort, Ind., side hurt; Cowles, traveling
salesman of Chicago, collar-bone broken and
scalp cut; Miss May Fitzpatrick, of Indian
apolis, spinal injuries and bead cut condi
tion serious; George Miller, of Frankfort,
Ind., leg hurt, but not badly; Mrs. Ella
Douglass, of Frankfort, Ind., injured in
ternally ; J. P. Alteizer, of Chicago, badly
bruised aud cut in face.
Frantic People at the Station.
The scenes around the company's station
in this city were hardly less harrowing than
at the fatal trestle. Persons whose relatives
and friends were on the train were running
about in all directions, but no one could give
any information. As the train bearing the
wounded stopped at the station the crowd
became denser and more excited, and the po
lice found it impossible to keep them from
boarding the car. Frantic men attempted
to climb on the cars to look for missing
friends, but were pushed back. Women with
tear-stained faces stood with clasped hands
and watched each injured persou taken out
The Engineer's Wound.
Engineer Swope, one of the oldest men on
the road, was taken to bis home on Pine
Street suffering, it is feared with a frac
tured skull. A number of traveling men,
more or less hurt were taken to the hotel in
earriagea. One fine-looking man bad a big
gash across his face that will disfigure him
for life. Another carried his arm in a blood
stained sling. One man, as he stepped from
the car, exclaimed: "Thank God, I escaped
without a scratch; never mind nie, look
after the others."
When Conductor Angle with his pale face
swathed in bandages was placed in a carriage
his daughter clasped bim about the neck and
lobbed violently, applying all endearing
names to him. Another man, whose name
could not be ascertained, fought bis way
through the police guard and gaced at each
wounded person, moaning: "Oh, Eddie, Ed
die." He appeared to be searching for his
son, and when a friend assured him that the
boy was not on the train the father became
almost frantic lest his boy was left among
the unidentified dead at CarmeL
The bodies of the dead were brought to
this city at a late hour last evening and are
at Kregler's morgue.
A CHICAGO MAN'S HEROISM.
Be Saves Two Women and the Conductor
One of the heroes of the awful afTair is J.
P. Alteiser, of Chicago. He is at the Grand
hotel suffering from a badly bruised shoul
der and cut on the face. His injuries are not
serious, however. Mr. Alteiser said "I was
on any way to this city on business and was
In the third seat from the front end of the
ladies' coach. In front ot me sat a lady, and
near her, in a seat running lenghthwise,
were two children close to the stove. There
were several ladies around me, and all of
Shem were Uuhin j andtolkii)g. The chll-
Latest Styles and the most
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TfllacB Curtain Stretchers
air aa im man fnim
Will Save yon Money, Time and Labor.
GvikV Housekeeper Shovld Havb Ons
a&y lady con operate them.
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dren were hoking nut of Mie' window and
laughing with glee.
Tlio Shock of Itisastor.
Tbe jar of the car told me it was off the
track, and a moment later it plunged for
ward and fell on IU side. I staggered to my
feet the first man up and soou found that
I was not seriously hurt. Near me were
three womeu piled in a heap, one almost
doubled up, another partially under a seat
The car was full of dirt, gravel and smoke.
I grabbed the woman that was on top of the
heap, and dragged her through the debris to
the other end of the car, pushed my way out
side, aud carrying her to the bank laid bar
down. I ran bai-k to the car, and was joined
by a brave fellow whose name I don't
Fats of tho LUtle Children.
"I caught up another woman aud carried
her out and started back after another. I
found the conductor about midway the car,
under a seat, and dragged him out. But I
could do no more; the car was on tire. When
it struck the bank the front end flattened
down and took Are. The little children, who
five minutes before bad laughed so gleefully,
were held down by the roof and the upturned
stove roasted them to death. I suppose the
woman I left in the car was burned to death.
It was the must horrible thing I ever wit
nessed, and I was the only one in the front
end of the car who escaped." -
Mistook His Cousin for a ltr.
BaXOor. Me,, Jon. 26. Oeorge Ritchie, of
Moose mil, aged 10, was shot and killed I j
bis cousin, Bernard Ritchie, who mUtook
him for a deer while hunting in the woods
Chicago, Jan. 27.
On the board of trade to-dny quotations
ranged as follows: Wheat No. 2 Kebruarj-,
opened 75-ic closed 754c; March, opened
TBtC cloaed 77c; May, opened TeV-lsc. closed
Tlttec Corn No. - February, opened and
closed SH,c; March, opened 3o-V. closed
aUc; May, opened and cloned itlS-r. Oats
No. 2 February, opened aud closed aHic;
March, opened and closed ; May, opened
-Mtc, closed Pork February, ojened
and cloned SW.7!4; March, ojHMied and
closed ftf.bTVa: May, opened (10.15. closed
(lu.ls- Lard February, opened aud closed
Live stock Ths following were the quota
tions at the Union stock yards: Hob- Market
opened active and firm at Saturday's prices;
with packers ard rhipporu buying, light
grades, $3.(iT?t3.tf: roiurh lacking, S3.65&
S.75; niixed lots, H70u.'iH heavy packinit
aud shipping lots, ta.t xg ;!..". (nt tie Market
Steady; beeves, poor to fair, S3.Su.3.7.r; me
dium to good, (3.MK3t.'.5; choice to extra, f-4.00
tjXK rows, stockei-H and feeders.
f.".5mi3 Sheep Steady: native muttons.
3.K i5.75: bulk, 4.7 ;.".; IuiuIhs, 5.IU
rroduce: Butter Fancy Khrin creamery, 2rt
i7c V t; finest dairy, ltfaUc; pm-king stock,
46. Eggs Strictly fresh, U.Uo V dot.;
ice house, lOillc. Live poultry Hens,
ft; turkeys, 10.10, ducks, tt&ll); Keae, 4.&t
a.OU y doz. Potatoes Beauty of Hebrou, yft
Xe V hu. 00 track: cuuimou and mixed lots, 'ii
a.'S'c. Apples Good to lancy, Sl.&d.ju V bul.
Crauoerries Wisconsin, fS.i0jfcti.7i per Ikix.
New York. Jan. 27.
Wheat No. t red winter, WV4C rash: do
February, Msc; do March, tr&c; do April.
B7h,c; do May, 76c. Corn No. 2 mixed.
oMj? cash: do January, 87c: do February'.
37c; do Maivh. 3?ic. Oats Quiet but steady;
No. It mixed, atV"- cash: do May, 27&6C. Rye
hull. Barley Nominal. Pork Dull; mesa,
$11. bU.7& for new. Lard Steady; Febru
ary, $ti.S2; March, May. $0.44.
Live Stock: Cattle-Tradlun dull; poor to
strictly prime native steers, sa.4Uft4.2i $ luo
lbs; bulls and cows, fl.503J.2i. Sheep aud
Lambs Firm and fairly active; sheep, 4.60
8,40 ) luo Sjs; lambs. $5.6 x?s7.ttt. Hon Nomi
nally steady; live hogs, 3.8.Ya.)W l loo fts.
Hay Upland prairie. 7.05&$8 00.
Hy Tlmotny to $a.0u.
Hay Wild. oaJ ou.
Corn -old28cic; Newlcii8c
Oosl-Sofl Ut bard W .00
Oare WoodOak, K ; Hickory, t f 4 60.
Out west tnej cn'l wblakj "coffin Tar-
This powder never varies. A marvel of parity,
strength and wholssomness. More economics
than to ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
oompetttkMB w,t the multttudt of low test, short
wsight alum er pr phosphate powders . oMn(
aetM. BoTax. Ba.ua a Fowdik Co., 10s WaU
8U . T.
attractire prices combined make
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f.. KRRR ppp IB
the Best, and
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STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN 8ioTes. This is beautiful in
Its ornamentation, novel in many of its features-is bound to be a good selle Be
buno ot" r 8l0T" Ud ,earD 118 gd POiDU fr afler 6ue "j"'' "l
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This bas been
so popular that it is being copied as fsr ss they dare oy unscrupulous perils but
don t be deceived-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beck with. I .m the oVe
agent for above goods as well as other desirsble goods, Hardware elc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham-sale but a "bona
ride sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent'e Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & S
125 and 13? West Third Street,
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
Opp. Masonic Tempi,