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THE HOOK ISLAND ARGrtJS, WEDNESDAY, JANUAHY 29, 1890.
THE DAILY AHGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
WCDHBSDAT, Jahuabt 29, 1800.
The fact that Mr. Ben T. Cable has ao
Dounced hla Intention of returning to
Rock Island shortly and making tbti citv
bis permanent borne, bat apparently
truck terror to the bearti of aome of
Bro. Gesl's followers, the In ion tspeciaU
ly being much agitated. Calm your
elves, gentlemen. There Is no chance of
Mr. Oest ever being elected should be re
ceive a renoruinalion for congress, aod
Mr. Cable might just as well succeed Lira
as anybody else. The A noes doesn't
know of any gentleman in the Eleventh
congressional district that it could up.
port more cordially than Mr. Cable or
who would mako a more acceptable or
able rcprisentatWe in congress. But
Mr. Cable may bo In the same frame of
mind he was two years ago In regard to
accepting the congressional nomination,
in which case it would be necessary for
the democracy to look elsewhere for a
candidate to lead It to victory.
t'lrvrlaaai mm Vlmrrm Hru.
President Cleyrland appointed more
colored men to office than President Har
rison bas done, or will do. Of course
President Cleveland choice was limited
to a narrow field, since be would appoint
no colored msn who was not a democrat.
Republican promises and democratic per
formances can be correctly estimated only
on the basis of the republican and the
colored democratic voters respectively.
Of the 1,200.000 colored voters In the
United States, 1,118.000 are republicans
and 12.000 dt-mocrats. Now for every
flftv colored men appointed by Cleveland.
Harrison, to show an eaual regard for
the "man and brother." must appoint 5
000 exactly. But notwithstanding these
restrictions. Cleveland appointed even
more than Harrison appointed, and bis
offices are now about filled. Moreover,
this estimate, bv numbers alone, omits
any consideration of availability. Taking
into account the fact that nine-tenths ot
the northern republicans are educated,
and a rough calculation will show that
when it comes to substantial favors,
Clerelacd hud 1,000 times more regard
for the colored man than the republicans
have. This Is the testimony of colored
men themselves, md the facts simply sus
tain the coocltmion . W. P. Powell. Sec
retary New Jersey Colored Republicans.
A Proper tatisnatr f Harrlsoa.
The following good story is going the
round anion? ttie theatrical people:
Piesrlent Harrison died and knocked at
the gates of Heaven for admittance. St.
Peter came to the wicket and asked who
was there. The respouse was:
B. Uarrison. president of the United
"Are vou mounted," whs the next
query. The president responded in the
negative and was told be could not gel in
unmounted. The president turned
mournfu'.lv awav. and going down the
bill, met Postmaster General Wanamaker,
to whom he revealed bis taie of woe.
"Com with mo," said John, ' I'll g;t
Together they trudged up the hill
and on nearlns the gates John said to
"Now you get down on all fours and I
will mount vou and In that way we will
get tbrouirh ."
Ben did as requested and John knocked
upon the gate.
"Who is there?" asked St Pi ter.
"John Wanamaker, postmaster gen
cral of tbe United States, " replied John
"Are vou mounted t" a ked St. Peter
"1 am "said John.
All right." replied St Teter, as he
turned tbe kry In the lock, "just bltcb
your rkaa outside and come in.
FRIGHTFUL HICH SCHOOL DISASTER.
Twenty I'erai.ii .unled Itnriuc Ea
r rli.K iit, smiie fatally.
Itl.m MiMUToN, lili , Juu. "Jit. Twenty per-
ami r' injured at 2 o'clock yetterdny aft
eriuxm in tlw liih irlinol nt Lexington, in
tin county, lr a terrillo cxplneinn, which
u li-Hr.l nil over the town. While I'rofea
ir Joan, MirrounUeU t.y pupiU and teachers.
wax mmliK-ting an experiment in chemistry
in which oxygen vu being generated in
retort eiined wholly or in isirt of iron
with iron piw cnnut-rtiotis, the retort sud
denly tlew to piece, and nearly thirty pur
sons wer hurled iu all direction and twenty
of them more or iewi tiiunj(led.
in Take t'lrn.
" To a' Id ti the horror of th wene a can of
gasoline, through which a piece of hot iron
had been blown, took lire, and for a few mo
lurntit it liioked as though the I'liiirtine and
iHime of the woundetl vii'tima mlzlit tie con
Kumil. 1 he burning panoliiu aiirrvul rapidly
over the their ami -n, but the tlaniea were
xtinuiHlied after a hard tljjUt, in which
sere-rat of the student were nightly Hcorched.
The ltancoruualy Injured.
Tboas most dangerously Injured by the ex
plosiou are as follow: I'rofeitser Jews, torri
bly burned aUmt the liend, face, urnm, hand
aud eym, will probably lone hla sicht, and
niuydie; IJ-rtie t urn. I, a youth of H), com
IMiund fracture of Uft and artery cut, likely
to die; i.ora Kemp, n -;ed lit, compound frac
ture of W; Huttie It u nurd, aed in, atruck
on breast with a pie-e of iron pipe, danger
ously hurt, Kuu.'ll Steveiisnii. hurt on leg
and terribly brin.e.1; t iImiii liawwiu, badly
tut and bruised. Will Hots,-npillard, badly
uieugltM; Aa LmiK-ttnlT, te riously bruised
A dozen others wero bruised, cut and
scorched, but those muned atove are the
eret autfi.-rs. It it lielieved that the explo
sion was euu-xl tiy impure cli'-iiili-nls.
A l(aralljr liiaiiriiiii- tgont.
La Pobtf, Iii'l., Jim A. I.. Brown,
real estate and insurance iient, has diaap
enrcd, and CiiiishIimiiIiIh excitetuelit pre
Tails over his llik'lit. liis linlnlitioa are erti
niated to tie t-'."i,ox. w liil.i the, aaauts are
small, a-s all hu prnp!i't v wus heavily omrt
Kaged. lirown lias been l-icuted at Coucor
dia, Kan., and he will be forced to return
and face the music.
Much incitement at Oklahoma City.
New Orleans, Jun. W. The Times-Democrat's
Oklahoma City, I. T., sscial says:
At a late hour Monday night a large crowd
of indignant citizen pulled dawn the house
of a lot jumper on Main street and burned
the wrbclc There is the most intense excite
ment, and if the military does not interfere
blood is sure to be shed.
Philadelphia, Jau. 2u. A special to The
Frees from Bcrantou says: The Truth prints
letters from Governor Beaver, Hon. Cbaun
cey F. Black, Congressman liayus. Auditor
General McCalmont, Congressman Scranton
and State Hcnators Hines and Waters,favor
lug the Australian ballot system.
Will Build to Winnipeg nt Ones.
DtTLCTI, Minn., Jan. 29. The Duluth aud
Winnipeg railroad has just filed in the office
of the register of dumln a mortgage for
7,0UU,U0U to the Guarantee Loan and Trust
company, of Philadelphia, and with the loan
thus acquired will complete the road to tV in
The Pope lllesslng the World.
Rome, Jan. 2ft The marble copy of the
monument rspresentinu; tbe pope blessing the
warm, wuieu waa or syl anme time ago for
hTa,!rj."!!rS7 Washington City,
-"j imc auipping.
THAT DIRECT TAX.
The Bill to Refund the
Passes the Senate.
VIST MAKES A FUTILE PROTEST.
Only Seven Totes In the Kef atlve An
other Debate on the Aberdeen Eplaode
Principal Provlalona of the World's
Fair Bill Got I'p by the Sub-Committee
The Dreaeed Beef laveetlsrntlon
White Honae Reception Official Mla
eellany. Washinoto Cttt, Jan. 2ft The senats
yestorday passed the direct tax bill again,
this being tbe most important action taken
so far this aewdou. The bill is the same as
that passed in both houses last session and
vetoed by President Cleveland. Opposition
was made by Vest, but he only declared his
belief that it was unconstitutional and ut
terly indefenalble. Vance moved to amend
with a proposition to refund the cotton tax,
but It was dofeatod 52 to The bill was
then passed 44 to 7 the seven being Berry,
Blair, Call, Coke, Plumb, Vance, and V est
A memorial from Augusta, M , waa pri
nted favoring Kew York aa the site for the
World's fair, and another by Ciiaudler pray
ing the establishment of a republican form
of government iu Mlmlsaippi. The bill to
relieve the United States treasurer from the
amount now charged to him and deposited
with the several states was passed.
The Everlasting- Race Question.
Chandler's resolution relating to the Aber
deen, Miss., Incident then came up, and
Qaorge of SJissisaippi took the floor. He de
olarod that the adoption of the resolution
would be a serious infraction of the consti
tution, and an encroachment on the rights of
the people of MlKsiilppi. He quoted decis
ions of the supreme court in support of his
position, and said there could be no doubt
if the decisious ot tbe supreme court were
to be relied on that tbe senate as a part of
the law-making power had no jurisdiction to
pass a law to punish the men who bad com
mitted tbe outrages at Aberdeen.
The Indignity to Secretary Proctor,
George said that not only did he condemn
the banging in efflgy of any respectable of
ficer of the United States under any condi
tions or provocations, but in the case of Sec
retary Proctor, there was no provocation for
the insult. He bad never heard from any
routhern Democrat auy other comment on
the conduct of Secretary Proctor, for which
that indignity had been attempted to be in
flicted upon him, except that be bad per
formed a painful and delicate duty with con
sideration to the feelings, the prejudices
even, of the people of tbe south.
George said the resolution sought to black
en the name and reputation of the people xif
Mississippi, whom be eulogized in the high
est terms. Instancing, among other distin
guished citizens ot that stato, Jefferson
Davis, who had "never betrayed his trust nor
failed in the discharge of his full duty,
whether he served tbe United States or tbe
Confederacy." He claimed, in conclusion.
that the pending resolution was without any
warrant in the constitution that senators
had sworn to support If tbe senate was to
goon this crusade against the white people of
Mississippi, would it not be well, he asked
for the senate to sot an example to that de
spairing people of an observance of the con
Kpooner Illuminates Matters.
Spoonor said the resolution was not an as
sumption that tbe senato could deal with
crime in Mississippi; nor that a law passed
by congress would be constitutional, having
that object In view. He w as not ready to
admit, however, that in no circumstances
would congress have the right to legislate in
that direction. The north had no animosity
against the south, but the hanging in effigy
ot Secretary Proctor brought into the sun
light tbe indifference to law and decency in
the south, of which the country had for
many years occasion to complain.
As to Jefferson l)al.
Spooner said be regretted that the senator
from Miaaiaaippi George had felt called
upon to prounonnce a eulogy on Jefferson
Darin To pronounce a eulogy of him in
the senate chamber would strike a harsh
ohord in the breast of millions of men
throughout the north. The people believed
that Davis had sat In the senate chamber
daily and hourly betraying the highest trust
ever reposed in man.
Citing Some Similar Cases.
George said that the hanging of Secretary
Proctor in efny was not so great a crime as
tbe aonator from isoonsin would have
appear. Recently President Harrison had
been hung in efiigy in Indiana.
Butler moved an amendment calling on
the attorney general for the papers in the
Dudley cane, and Call offered an amendment
ealliuK for tbe particulars of the hanging of
President Harrison in eniey in Indiana, and
tbe banging of President Clevelnnd in efiigy
In Kansas. JSo action was taken on these
amendments, and the whole matter went
I'roeredinga In the House.
A resolution was adopted by the bouae
jailing on the attorney general for the num
ber of suits instituted by the United States
in caw s of contract laUir law violation. A
bill was passed making it necessary in tbe
Suae of d-'pendent parent iension claims
silly to ahow that suid parents have no
means of support but niauuul In I sir. The
motion to reconsider the prisons bill was
tabled. A bill was reported to provide for
the iasua of circulation to national banks
qual to the par value of the deposited bouds.
There wan a debate In which the bill was op
posed by Anderson of Kansas, Lane of Illi
nois and others. Cheadie of Indiana sup
ported tbe bill aud defended the bunks. Can
non of Illinois gave notice ot a sulmMtute.
The bill went over and tbe house adjourned.
PROPOSED WORLD'S FAIR BILL.
i'eaturea of the Measure the Hub-Committee
Wasiiinuton Crrr, Jau. '-".The aub
committee of the special house committee
on the World's fair has completed tbe
World's fair bill. It is niade up chiefly of
suctions taken from the bills introduced by
Adams and Flower, with occasional extracts
from Frank's bill. It creates a commission
comptised of twu representatives of each
tate, one of each territory and tbe District
5f Columbia, and a sufficient number from
the chosen city, which commission Is made a
corporation with full powers. Articles from
abroad for exhibition are to be admitted
For government expenses 150,000 is appro
priated. The stock is to be t'iU.ISXI.UOU, of
which ta.OdU.Otiu must be pledgod before the
commission can begin business. The presi
dent is to announce the exposition to for
sign nations by proclamation. The govern
ment Is to be free from any liability, but will
spiropriate tl.OOO.OtlO to aid the enterprise.
1 he friends of Washington City on the com
liittee will submit a separate bill aud minor
ty report, opposing the financial scheme
The Dreaeed Beet Inquiry.
WarhikotoR Crrr, Jan. 29. The senate
dressed beef committee heard several gentle
men yesterday on the subject of mileage paid
by railways for tbe uae of cattle cars. Tbe
New York Central paid of a cent per mile
for tbe use of refrigerator cars, as did the
Pennsylvania. But neither paid anything
on live stock cars, as they could not and
make the business profitable. There waa no
saving in weight of live stock by using pat
ented ("Palace" and other) can there waa
no benefit in them either. In some cases cat
tle were more bruised in "Palace" cars than
in the common ones. Tbe rates wore always
Military Committee Reports.
W asiiinoton Crrr, Jan. 29. At a meet
ing of the bouse committee on military af
fairs yesterday a favorable report on tbe bill
placing Oen. John C Fremont on the retired
list of the army, with tbe rank of major
general, was ordered to be made to tbe house.
A favorable report was also ordered on the bill
appropriating f 40,000 for the opening ot the
new soldiers' home at Marion, Ind.
Reception to Congreaaraen.
Wamhinotox Cttt, Jan. 29. The ja-esl-
dent and Mrs. Harrison, assisted by Mrs.
Morton and the ladies of the cabinet, gave
reception to the members of congress and
the judiciary at the White House last night
from 9 to 11 o'clock. The reception psrlors
of tbe mansion and the large East room
were crowded during the reception horrs to
their utmost capacity.
Wanamaker as a Senator.
Washihgtoh Cmr, Jan. 29 When the
rumor that Postmaster General Wanan aker
may be Don Cameron's successor it the
United States senate is mentioned to Mr.
Wanamaker he generally says that it is prob
ably started to see what people will say.
To personal friends he says be is not ( can
didate, but that if it came to him unw ught
be would accept.
WasiiiroroK Citv, Jan. 29. The sen te in
secret session yesterday confirmed th fol
lowing nominations: Richard UuenthT, of
Wisconsin, consul general at tbe Ulty or
Mexico, and John F. Winter, of Illinois con-
nl at Manuheiin.
The Montana Election Case.
Washisotok City, Jan. 'Si. At its nest
ing yesterday morning the senate commit toe
on privilege and elections agreed to take
up tbe Montana election cases Feb. 1.', and
to give all persons interested a heartr.g ou
Will Look Cp J. r. Fannoe.
Washington Crrr, Jan. 29. The d.npart-
ment of justice has taken steps to dL-cover
the whereabouts of John P. Faunce, who was
castigated by a mob in Aberdeen, Miss , and
then driven ont of tbe city.
Dancers of the Grand Canon.
Dxkvtr, Cola, Jan. 29. A letter was re
ceived here yesterday from F. A. ICimi pho
tographer of the exploring expedition sur
veying a railway route through the Orand
canon. The letter is dated Tuba Cits , Ari
zona, Jan. 21, and says; "I was bac ly in
jured in Marble canon three weeks ago, and
nearly killed. My right leg was crushed
from the knee to the foot, and I think three
of the other men were killed. I bavo been
crazy since then, as they tell me. Ian now
on my way to Denver for treatment, but
am without money or railroad ticket, and
want you to telegraph me fl-V) immediately
to Winslow, Arizona, where I will take the
cars." This is the second expedition that
bas met fatal accidents in the canon.
norrlble Crime by n Clergymar.
Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 29. News is noeived
here from a populous parish in the astern
part of Ontario to the effect that a young
Episcopal clergyman was found gtilty a
few days ago of debauching a young boy,
the act having been performed in the murch
vestry. There were five cases agait st she
fiend, but in four the victims did not resist,
and th only punishment that could be In
flicted was three months In jail. The details
of this affair are so horrible that it makes
almost certain tbe passage of the bill now
before parliament providing floggii g as a
penalty for this sort of depravity.
An Earl to Flpht the "Sweating" System.
London, Jan. 29. The earl of Dunraven
has undertaken a vigorous campaign against
the '-sweating" system. A deputation of east
end tailors waited upon him yesterday to en
list his influence in their behalf, claiming
that through the operation of the pernicious
system in vogue, despite tbe efforts t itherto
made to suppress it, they were reduced to tbe
verge of starvation. His lordship promised
to lose no time setting on foot muasu cal
culated to alleviate their distress and crush
the cause of it
DIDN'T WANT A "SHEENEY ."
An Expression Which Caused a Ran on
n Albany, N. Y.. Ilauk.
ALBANY, Jan. 2 Cashier John lemple
tou, of tbe Albany County bank, died s short
time ago and Monday the directors met to
elect bis successor. It was expects 1 that
Davil S. Mann, the teller, who has leen in
the btnk for nearly twenty years, w uld be
promoted. But during a stormy sesion of
the board one of the directors is credited
with saying that they didn't watit any
"sheeny" as the head of their bauk. When
Mr. Mann heard this he resigned c t once.
and two of the directors also tender d their
resignations. The directors then selected
William N. Sanders, a well-known I usiness
man, aa cashier.
The Israelites Resent the Insult.
No sooner was their action kuown on the
street, and tbe alleged insult to the race
noised abroad, than the Jewish custo ners of
the bank began to withdraw their deposits.
Within an hour a crowd of angry ni ;n, rep
reaenting some of the largest houses In tbe
city and the bank's best customers, fl led tbe
space in front of the desk domandii.g that
their accounts be cloned at once. Ore man
received a certified check for nearly 3)0,000,
and it is said that nearly .VK),0H0 wa with
drawn. Tbe proceedings will probnbly be
continu ed, but the bank's officers si.y they
can stand it, and are satisfied with their
CRITICIZING CHARLES SUMNER.
An Andover Professor on the Kciuthera
Charleston, S. C. Jan. 29. In u letter
written by Professor Austin Phelps, of And
over, Mass., to The News and Cour.er, the
professor says that be never believed in ne
gro suffrage. ".Senator Sumner uev.-r com
mitted a greater blunder than iu c rawing
the act which legalized it. It was uoi states
tnanahip, but desperation. It was a blow in
tbe face of nature, aud nature always re
venges such blow a We are sure, in such an
encounter, to get the worst or It e are
suffering from it now, aud will sufftr more.
It may cost more bhsxl than the civil war
Fifty years ago Professor Moses Htuart, of
Andover seminary, a iiersoual friend of Cal
houn, foresaw the present deadlock, and told
Professor Phelps be saw no solution but the
surrender of two or three states to exclusive
IMMnessiou of the colored race. "Bu' ," con
cludes Professor Pliclps, "I have ueer beeu
able to see that Christianity cannut make
two colors in prolific races live petcefully
A SWINDLE IN TEA.
f redltors of an Adventurer Find m Lot Of
New York, Jan. 29. A special to The
Herald from Montreal, Que., says: W. D.
Oallueher, who embodied In his person tbe
"Union Pacific Tea Company," has s iddenly
left t lie city with a young English wonian.who
is said to be tlie possessor of 35,000 n hard
cash. A week ago Gallagher compls lned to
his clerk that be was feeling unwell, and
would have to go home. He took care to
empty the till before leaving. Ha is now
believed to be In California.
What the Creditors Found
When the" creditors visited the store to
take possession of the stock they fot nd hun
dreds of first-class tea chests that adorned
tbe shop and filled the store-room behind
presumably filled with valuable stozk. In
vestlgation proved that holes had be m bored
in each chest, and all the tea extrac yed, the
hole then being neatly covered.
The Builders' Convention
St. Pall, Jan. 20. The builders' conven
tion yesterday adopted a request t hat con
gress authorise tbe secretary of the treasury
to provide builders' exchanges in tho various
cities with plans and specifications cf public
buildings. A debate took placs) on tbe eight
hour day and the general trend of the talk
waa iu favor of payment by the hour.
proposition for agitation to abolish tbe lien
laws was tabled. The remainder of the
sion was devoted to debate on mam al train
ing of boys.
A Chicago Policeman's Ouik
Chicago, Jan. 29. Capt SchueIerand
Thomas Gibbons, a saloonkeeper ant. cousin
of Cooney "the fox," are not good friends.
Last night during a quarrel, in w iich AW
derman McCormick was involved. Gibbons
struck SchuetUer. The men grappled and
Gibbons tried to get BcbuetUer's pis xd. Ha
failed in this and tbe result was tba ; tichuet-
tler shot him In tbe shoulder. The vound is
not fatal McCormick was arretted, but
later released, on bail
GAINED A POINT.
Montana Republicans Claim
k WRIT OF MANDAMUS GRANTED.
With a Decision That the Republican
Legislative Certificates Are Good
Democrats Not Giving Cp the Fight
The Supreme Court Ruling Iowa Co
lons Reaume the Struggle with Re
newed Energy on remanent Organisa
tion. Helena, Mont, Jan. 29. The supreme
court banded down its decision yesterday in
tbe case of Thompson vs. Auditor Kenney,
involving the question of the validity of tbe
state canvassing board certificates. Thomp
son is one of the Republican members from
3Uver Bow county, who claimed his seat by
tbe throwing out of the tunnel precinct. He
applied to the court for a writ of mandamus
to compel the auditor to issue him a war
rant for salary and mileage as a member of
the legislature. The auditor refused Thomp
son's application for pay on the ground,
first, that there was no appropriation out of
which to pay him; and second, that his seat
was contested as well as the leg Vty of the
body of which he was a member.
The Question of Certificates.
Referring to the claim that it was the duty
yt county clerks to issue certificates to mem
bers, and that they are tbe only legal evi
dences of election, the court says that the
claim is untenable, ordinance 2 of the state
constitution requiring that the returns of
election for the adoption or rejection of the
constitution shall be made to the secretary
of the territory, who, with the governor and
the chief justice of the territory, or any two
of them, shall constitute a board of canvass
ers with power to meet, canvass the returns,
and declare the result The same ordinance
provides that "the votes for all tbe state of
ficers, members of the legislative assembly
tnd district judges shall be returned and
ranvassed in the same manner and by the
same board as is the vote upon the constitu
The Old Law Void.
The court holds that the old law, which re
quired county clerks to issue certificates, was
rendered void by the sections of tbe ordi
nance quoted abova It had been contended
by tbe auditor's counsel that the ordinances
framed by the constitutional convention
were not a part of that instrument, and did
not have the force and effect of constitution
al provisions. The writ was granted.
K fleet of the Decision.
As the status of memliers of the legislature
depends on the legality of the certificates of
election the Republicans claim that this de
cision makes the Republican body the legal
legislature. The concensus of opinion among
Democratic members of the legislature is
that the only result of the decision will be
to give Thompson and the other Republican
contestants their salary and mileage, and
that it will also he of use to Sanders and
Powers in their contest U-fore the United
States senate. They say they will pay no at
tention to the decision, but will Leop up the
organization ot tbe house.
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN
Into the Fire, Is Alioiit the Situation
the Iowa Muddle.
Des Moines. Jan. 29 The deadlock in the
bouse on the question ot permanent organiz
ation took the place of the old one yesterday,
and it is a question which is the more burg-
lar-pro-if. The fight has started out on the
same lines that t ha one did two weeks ago.
The Democrats claim the speakership, and so
do the Republicans, and thore the issue is
Went with the Democrats.
The caucuses of the two parties were held
vesterday morning. For tbe first time since
the legislature met all of tbe live independ
ents went mto the Democratic conference.
The caucus, after some balloting, selected
Hamilton, of Lynn county, and made no
other nomination, intending to make their
fight for this one office and concede every
thing else if they can get this oue position.
The Republicans put up a full ticket. Wil
son, of Cass county, was named as the can
didute for siteaker without opposition. Tbe
other nominees of the Republican party
were as follows: Clerk, Ben Van Steinberg;
first assistant, J. A. Shelton ; second assist
ant, A. . Reushaw; enrolling clerk, Miss
Anna Davis; engrossing clerk. Miss Olive
Congor; bill clerk. Miss Kitty Jordan; ser
geant -at-arms, J. K. Sfiior; doorkeeper, J. V,
Hheldou: jKwtmistress, Mix Grace S. Martin.
The Action In the House.
After these preliminaries had been con
cluded the bouse got together in regular
sion and Representative Richman, ot Musca
tine, siHuking for the Democratic caucus.
ut Hamilton iu nomination, aud Luke, of
Franklin, got in a good word for the Repub
lican uominee. A roll-call followed tbe
siMjechmakiug, uud the first ballot demon
strated that the dead-lock was again on.
Wilson got a Democratic vote, it is true, but
it was that of Hamilton, and as the Repub
lican candidate returned the favor in kind,
the result was: Hamilton, 41; Wilson, 41.
So it went on for five fruitless 11 lots, when
tbe house adjourned for the day.
Trying to Kill the Trusts.
The senate met only to adjourn, except
that Kelly, lenioerat, ottered a resolution,
that went over, calling upon Iowa congress
men to secure the istssuee of a law if possi
ble einpoweriug the president to suspend the
tariff ou any article controlled by trusts or
con bins lions.
Refused to Carry the Mall.
Sas Francisco, Jan, 2!. The United
States muil for the north, which on account
of the railway blockade has accumulated
here in great volume, was not taken by tbe
steamship Santa Rosa, which sailed for Port-
laud Monday. It seems that the steamer
Columbia, w hich sailed last week, was paid
by the United States government ft per
bag, but the Santa Rosa was only offered SO
cents per muil liag, which tbe steamship
To Take the Places of Strikers.
PrrrsiiCBo, Jan. 2A A special to The
Times from Punxsutawney, Pa., says: Nine
ty-six men and six women, Poles and Swedes,
arrived from the anthracite coal region yes
terday and were taken to Walston mine,
where they are expected to go to work. The
strikers collected in large numbers to look
at the new arrivals and probably would
have mado trouble but for the presence of
the Pin ker ton guards, who dispetsed them.
O'Connor Wants to Row Hanlau.
Toronto, Ont, Jan. 29. O'Connor, th
oarsman, is much annoyed by the reported
disparagement of his staying powers by
Han Uui. He says he is willing to row Han-
Ian auy distauce from 100 yards to 100 miles,
and w ill bet hun $10,000 to$-t,0u0or any
amouut at two one that be will win.
What Will Senorlta Do Now?
New Orleans, Jan. 29. The Times-Democrat's
Son Antonio, Tex., special says: At
the Norris rancbe Monday night Nieves
Quintaro was murdered by Manuel Ortagas.
A dark-eyed senorita was wooed by them
both. She was unable to decide between
them and suggested that they fight m duel
with stilettoes. To this the men agreed, but
Ortegas laid in ambush Monday night and
shot his rivid, killing him instantly. Ortagas
Distinguished Physician Dying.
London, Jan. 2V. Sir William Gull has
had a second stroke of paralysis, and is dy
ing. He is 74 years old, and one most dis
tinguished physicians in the world. He was
made a baronet in 1873 for his success in
treating tbe Prince of Wales for typhoid fe
ver in 187 L
A Combine In the Consumer's Behalf.
Boston, Jan. 29. A morning paper says
that all the cordage and binding twine man
ufacturers in the country have formed
combine, the object of which is to prevent
competition in the purchase of fibres, and
thereby lower the price of twines, etc., to the
Sensation in the Gotham
k EOTJEVT TRICK ON WANAMAKER.
Attempt of a Merchant to Boom His Own
Trade with the Postmaster General's
Name Decision In the Great Base Ball
Injunction Case Victory for the Broth
erhood Lionnsberry's Stealings Dlaap
pointment for Would-Be B-lvoreees.
New York, Jan. 29. A package about
the shape of a dinner-pail and snugly cov
ered with salmon-colored paper, created in
tense fright in the customs department of
the New York postoffice yesterday after
noon. Tbe package was addressed to A.
Kluge, tbe New York agent of the Gorman
Artistic Weaving company of Ksxony.
When tbe strings were cut and the heavy
mucilage scraped away the clerks felt to see
if their heads were on their shoulders.
A Startling Legend.
There, exposed to view on fifty rolls of silk
ribbon, were the words woven in silk at ev
ery foot or so, "John Wanamaker, Costumes,
Philadelphia." This legend was woven on
all the rolls comprising ribbons, on black,
white, aud pink. Postmaster Van Cott was
immediately notified. He, too, was in a
great state of perturbation. The package
and its contents were prima facie evidence
that John Wanamaker, postmaster general,
was using the mails unlawfully for the ben
efit of plain John Wanamaker, merchant
Treasury Rules Violated.
Tbe treasury regulations declare that only
printed matter can be imported through the
mails. Occasionally a pair of gloves or a
few diamonds are brought in this way, but
even that is against tbe law, and is only per
mitted by courtesy. et here was the post
master eeneral apparently importing silk
ribbons with his name and business on them
and making himself liable to a fine, besides
confiscation of the goods.
An investigation was at once set on foot
It developed that A. Kluge has been for some
time violating the customs rules by impor
tations through the postoffice of packages,
and this led to the inspection of the one yes
terday. Mr. Kluge said that Mr. " anama-
ker knew nothing about the matter; that his
people in Saxony conceived the idea of in
troducing this new line of goods in America
by weaving Mr. Wanamaker's name on tbe
ribbon. They tielieved that this would great
ly assist the sale of the goods.
An Advertising Trick.
The wrong to Mr. Wanamaker's gown de
partment is that tbe ribbons brought in by
Kluge with Mr. Wanamaker's name woven
in them wonld be fastened to gowns made
elsewhere with the intent to deceive, and to
make a woman think when she saw this illus
trious name that the gown was made by the
postmaster general of the V nited States of
WARD BEATS THE LEAGUE.
Fhe Kraerve Contract a Badly Battered
Xkw York, Jan. 29. The great base ball
case, In wmcn tbe National league tried to
secure an injunction restraining John M.
Ward from playing with the Brotherhood,
was decided yesterday Dy Jude U rincn in
favor of Ward. Tbe judge says tbe injunc
tion is denied, but the rights of the parties
should be determined by a trial, a speedy
hearing of which he will assent
Judge O Brien, in his decision, says that
the contract is neither definite nor consckin
able. Ward does not consent to make a con
tract for 139-1 on the same terms as lSH.
Tbe pith of tbe contract as viewed by the
League is that the player is reserved for
1H at a salary not lesa than that for 1&4;
but hjv much more is be to receive! and in
case of dispute who is to decide!
Neither Fair Nor Mutual.
The judge says that according to the inter
pretation of the contract by the League it
binds one party (the League) for ten days,
while the other party (the player) is bound
indefinitely. The player may be summarily
discharged at any time with ten days' notice.
while be may be also held comtinuotuJy for
Ufa. This is not equity, as tbe advantage is
all on one side.
The Brotherhood is delighted with tbe de
cision and the members say that a trial can
go but one war, uuiW Jude O'Brien's rul
ings. The Pot Called the Kettle Black.
New Yuhk, Jan. 29. In the suit of Capt.
Frauk Harrison, of the Thirteenth regiment
N. O R. N. Y., for divorce from his wife,
Nellie UeOes Harriann, in which Mrs. Har
rison iaU-rjHwed a cross suit for divorce from
the captain, each charging the other with
adultery, the jury yesterday found toth par
ties guilty of adultery. Neither will likely
get a divorce.
lleavjr Loaa by aa Exploalon.
New York, Jan. 29. By an explosion at
the Standard Oil works at Hunter's Point,
shortly U'fore 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
five tanks of oil were burned. The loss is
from 1 1.50,000 to t'3U0,00U. No one was in
jured. The dense smoke caused by the burn
ing oil created great consternation in tbe
neighborhood, but at 3:45 the fire was under
Commodore Bainbrtdge Daughter Dead.
New York, Jan. 29. Mrs. Susie Bain-
briJgd Hayes, the last surviving child of
Commodore Bainbridge, who commanded
the frigate Constitution in the latter s cele
brated tight with the Uuerriere in t he war of
1813, died early yesterday at the resldeuce of
her son-in-law, 72 West Twelfth street. She
was iu her STth year.
A Klraoge Nort of Kepubllc
Niw York, Jan. 29. First Ofllccr Chase,
of the steamship La Place, which left Rio
Janeiro Dec. 3, says that shortly before they
left the Brazilian capital a lrty of forty
sailors were shut to death by tbe De Fonseca
government for getting druuk and shoutuig
Long live theeutimror.
Defaulter Lounaberry'a Peculation.
New York, Jan. 29. At 4 o'clock yester
day afternoon Postmaster Van Cott made a
statement of the deficiency found in the ac
oounts of (4. H. Lounsberry, late cashier, to
the date of Jan. 24, 1HW. Tbe statement
shows that the total deficit Is 47,ii'tJ.5i
A Well-Known Brewer Dead.
Chic loo, Jan. 29. The death of Conrad
Seipp, the widely-knowu brewer, was an
nounced yesterday. He died of pueumouia
at his residence iu this city. Mr. Seipp had
lived in this city since 1349 aud started as a
carpenter, goiug into brewing in 1454.
Two Men Blown to Pieces.
Bradford, Pa., Jan. 29. W. H. Mc Henry
and Alexander Carmen were blown up by
nitro-glyccrine yesterday morning while
preparing to torpedo a well south of this
city. Both men were blown to pieces. They
were old shooters.
The Queea Will Travel.
London, Jan. 29. It is announced that
the queen will start for Hamburg on March
23. She will be accompanied by her daugh
ter, the impress rrederick, and rrlncea
Tanner In Jail Attain.
London, Jan. 29. Tbe irrepressible Dr.
Tanner, member of the house of commons
for Mid-Cork, is again an inmate of an Irish
tail. This is the result of his attack on
Smith-Barry at the meeting recently of th
Cork board of guardians.
Adam Forepang-h's Will.
Philadelphia, Jan. 29. Adam Fore
paugh's will gives half the testator's proper
ty to tbe widow and half to the son. after
providing for the support of testator's father
during his Ufa The estate is valued at
Hop for tha Erin Abandoned.
London, Jan. 29. The hope which has
been entertained in soma quarters of tha
safety of the National line steamship
Erin, and hur ultimate arrival here, is
now aliaudoned and the ship is given up as
Latest Styles and the most
i Mraovs PS i
I Lace Curtain Stretchers SI
out w aouswtrRAM.
Ssve vou Money, Time
KVSHV JIouBkKEKFEa SUOULO HaVM UNA
si.y lady tan operate them.
For Sale By
TELEPHONE NO. 1058.
PRODUCT OF THE
A Novel Traveling Advertisement
I'CLCTH, Minn., Jan. 29. To-morrow
morning a train consisting of fifteen car
loads of flour, appropriately decorated and
and inscribed with appropriate mottoes, will
start over tbe Duluth, South Shore and At
lantic railway for a through trip to Boston.
In many respects this train will be the most
unique in the history of any American city.
The entire tram of cars is the product of the
great Iron Car works of Duluth, the iron
for which was taken from Dulutb's mines,
and the timber from its forests. The flour is
the product of the Duluth Imperial mill,
and it was ground from the celebrated Du
luth No. 1 hard wheat. The cars will be in
scriled with various mottoes and statistical
data.amoug them being "The Great Unsalted
8oa to the Salted Sea: Good Morning, Old
Neptune," "The Zenith City to the Huh."
Had to Dit; Out the Kotary Plow.
Sax Fra!CISCO, Jan. 29 The Central Pa
cific tracks are not yet wholly free from
snow. With the exception of about two
miles of track near Cascade, where the snow
has drifted to the depth of from thirty to
fifty feet, the track is clear from San Fran
cisco to Reno, Nev. The huge rotary plow
was run into the drift and complete'y buried.
It required 200 sbovelers two hours to dig
nut tbe party on board the plow. Six San
Francisco newspaper men with others were
on the machine.
SpurfeoD Rapidly Recovering.
Londox, Jan. 29. Advices from Men tone
state that Mr. Ppurgeon is rapidly recover
ing from bis attack of gout, and tbst he will
preach next Sunday.
Chicago, Jan. "a.
On the board or trade to-day quotations
ranged as follows: Wheat No. i February,
opened , c-loeed 76Wjc; March, opened and
rlosed 77c; May, opened Tttjfcc, closed Ttwc
Corn No. Febiuarjr, oix-ueJ SSlc, closed
SH-Vic: March, opened closed aO-lc;
May, opened 31 -.,-, dosed 31c. Uata
No. 2 February, oiiened SltSjc closed VJc;
March, opened and closed ; May, opened
Si'ic, closed l4-V. l'ork February, opened
$v.a5. closed J''.7i March, opened and closed
ts.b7.ta: May. cfened 110.10, rlufced J 10.15.
Lard- t-ebruary, opetieJ and c liihed fro-BTH-
Live r-tcH-k-The following were the quota
tion at the I'uion HtK-k yards: Hon Market
opened fairly active, with prices without ma
terial cIuiukc, t Lough the geuaral t inn waa
rather weak; light grades til.85 rough
parking, 3.Kjj2.7.: mixed lots, V'-70o3.Sf;
heavy packing aud hiiping lots, $3.8.kuiLW.
"attle Market Steady; i ood locbohe beeves,
flriu, i4.40it.VU; oor to fair. ;.MIa4 i; rows,
tl.filij-.S; nocker oud ln-J.r-i. $.:HSt.1 a.
Sheep-Steady: imtive muttons. $.!. i uJ.tai.
Iambi, j.iii8.i'l, western corn-fed. t.ViHo.
i'roduce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery, 8fl
fi-To f tt; finest dairy, li'JV; packing stock,
4itb' Kggs-Strtctly frefh, HnWc f dor..;
Ire hoUHe, Hl4,Uo. Live poultry -ileus, &4c
y II-; turkey. Ha.li). ducks, KiJlO; geese, f (.Al
5.UI V I'otatoes Beauty of Hebron, 353
87c u. on track; comimm and mixed lots, &
.tj.-. Apple iood to fancy, 1.25 jM fl bbL.
CiatiM-rr.es-Wisconsin, S. U vS.iiper iox.
Nr. Yohk. Jan. 28.
lie.it -No. 2 red winter, h7Vd cah; do
February, 8."iS4e; do March, Ki"; do April,
KTHic; do May, H74C Corn--No. ': lulled,
Jtt ab: do January, isV-fec; do February,
si-rf-; do March. 87Jc: do May, tV- Oats
Dull; No. z mixed, (au: !o January,
aV; i February, do May. Z,-. Kye
Dull. Ratley Nomiual. Pork-trail; mem,
flu.Ulull. 5 lor new. l.rJ Dull; March,
Mtiy. $0 41.
Idve Stock: Cattle No trading in beeves;
dre-sed beef, dull; ordinary togoo.i sides, &7c
V B. prinie to extra eelccted do ''it&SMiC.
she -p and Laiiilis Firm for both, with a fair
Ui.de; sheep, 1 4. liO&iM f Um tt.s lambs, $tiuu
&7.40. lios Nomina ly til nit i ; live hogs,
t !.Sttt-.-J5 V 1 tt.
Hay Upland prairie, $7 0$6 00.
Hay TliniMDy ti f &$&().
Bay Wild. 45 SUAfS Oj.
Corn Old26c&a0c; New 2Ic&83c.
Oats Oc.&)tlc '
Potatoes Ik 90c.
Ooat Soft lis :hatd S8.00
Oora Wood Oak. UK; Hickory, tfi 50.
This powder never varies. A marvel of parks,
strength and wholesomBess. Mors economics
than tiie ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition with the mnltitads of low test, short
weight slam or prphosptiate powders , Sola ml
ea. KoTsi JSaKixa roiroxa Co., It
8L, M. T.
attractive prices combined make
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No. 1623 Second Avenue.
the Best, and
1622 SEJC03STX) VIE OSTITIS.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of tbe long series of ALADDIN Stores. This Is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel iu many of its features is bound to be a good seller. Be
sure and examine this stove and learn its good points for after seeing It vou will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This bas been
so popular that it is being copied as far as thev dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
viuu i. u ucra.cu ouy iuo nouna utK
agent ror aoove goods as well as other
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
Oar 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 onr entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and be low cost. This is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as e will not carry anj' more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
pn 30 Ylillion Pounds
as w msa rmL a W
It is the
Paris Exposition, 1SS9 j-1 tltoVoltl:
Ask for YELLOW WRAPPER.
FOR SALE EVERYWHERE.
BRANCH HOUSE, UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK. lB
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A.. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
maae oy i u. ueckwith. I am the
desirable goods, Hardware, etc.
GATE.H El ERV YEAR.
of all CHOCOLATES
purest and beat.