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THE HOCK ISLAND AKGUS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 190.
THE DAILY ARGUS !
JOHN W. POTTER.
Th prs DAT. Jahcart 80, 1890.
The fate of tb Minneapolis postmaster
U not a nappy one and bit mail carrier!
bare any amount of trouble. According
to the new directory that flourishing city
contains 2,000 Ole Olaoni, 1,910 Erlck
Srlcksons, 1.215 Nels Nelsons, 1.011
John Johnsons, 1.010 Peter Peterson,
950 Jurgen Jurgensons, 000 Paul Paul
tens, 890 Swan Swansona, and 210 An
drew Andersona. Just think what the
postmaster of Molina will bare to endure
when that city anionics metropolitan
It is more than likely that the next
democratic state convention will adopt
the suggestion made by Oen. Palmer, and
nominate a candidate for U. S senator.
The Idea is a good one, and has evidently
been received with general favor, judg
ing from tbe democratic press comments.
Members of the legislature elected under
tucb an arrangement would of course
atand committed, at tbe election of a U.
8. senator, to their respective party can
didates, and there would be no room for
the ring work and scandals that ao often
attend senatorial elections. The matter
should be passed upon at every county
convention, so that, when tbe state con
vention meets, It will know eiaclly what
Tni dally papert of New York City
displayed a decidedly discourteous and
unprofessional spirit toward tbe World
last Sunday In the matter of tbe success
ful termination of Misa Bly't remarkable
trip around the globe. Not one of
them mentioned tbe Intrepid little la
dy's safe return from her eventful
trip, and It waa left to the World entirely
to chronicle tbe Interesting event that its
representative bad put a girdle around
tbe globe in 72 days, 6 hours and 11
minutes. Of course tbe World showed
itself justly proud of tbe achievement, as
It certainly should, while Its contempor
ariea diiplayed an unjournalistic and
piqued feeling in maintaining deep si
lence. The Union says the Argus is trying to
start a little boomlet for Mr. Cable for
congress. It isn't necessary to do any
thing of tbe sort, and we can assure our
morning contemporary that we are not
attempting it. Mr. Cable's name was
placed before the last democratic congres
sional convention without bis authority,
and if the convention bad been given tbe
assurance that be would have accepted
tbe nomination, there is no doubt but
that it would have been tendered bim.
Already inquiries are being received from
tbe lower end of tbe district with a view
of ascertaining whether Mr. Cable will be
a candidate this year or not, tbe general
desire being to bave him so announce
himself. Of course it is natural for the
Union to desire that Mr. Cable stand for
congress in Texas than In Illinois, but it
Isn't at all likely that Its wish will be
The will of tlio lata duke of AosU be
queath t:,r),(m to Ms three son.
The iliivct tnx bill will make Uliivw richnr
by !7.M:h; Wisconsin, I4.V1.JMJ, Mickiaa,
Ui,I.H; an t Iowa, f-TM.STA
The I'ennxylvania National bank of Pitts
burg, Fa., capital tJUO.OUO ha bean au
lhorjl to rnmrneurs business.
A parlor stove In a residence at Dayton,
N. Y., exploded Tuesday, wrerkirj the room.
No person was present, at the time.
Sir William Dull, physician to the prince
of Walw, and one of the most famous doc
tor of his time, died at London Wednesday.
Tbe ht-irsof Kv. F. F. Ford, who died four
year bro ImvitiK a fortune of fil,(W, are
aiakine It fat for tbe lawynr by fighting
ovnr the will.
Frpnrh priests who have arrivml at Ma
linda, Afrira, report having seen Dr. Peters
alive and well at a date long ubvxtitnt to
hi reported m snai-re.
The prntilr-i export to carry Halt Ijtkf
City ut the election U tw held Feb. 10. The:e
ba been duriug the part year a liirge influx
tf Mormon into that city.
A family of eij;bt proiis named Haiyrave,
near Point I'lefuwint, V. Va., in wtiil to have
breu po.wuw-d br a Uhto woiimu. Four of
tbe Htf lit are reported dead.
Anionic the nomination eiit to the sonata
by PreaUlnnt Harrison VWInewlav wax thnt
of Frank I Jilliert, of Chicago, to bp supervi
sor of census for the First Illinois district.
Howard Potter, of the Iing Islan.l Ileaoh,
N. J. , lite naving crew, report that on Mor.
uay afternoon b distinctly saw the much
advertised wa serpent, not wore than 100
fard off shore.
The supreme court of Alabama W'ednef
lay sustained the rinht to administer cor
poreal piiiiislinienr in school, but continued
tbe conviction r a school teacher who usid
a club on a pupil.
Much excitement was created at New York
Wednesday anions cotfeo uVulem by the dis
covery of an attempt lo (oil in off a spurious
I -an as the genuine art icle. It iaiipoed to
from London, and is harnilisM.
It in reported in New York that the ln
lians of Kan Bla, in the republic of Colon
bia, have practically d.s.-lared their annexa
tion to the United Htates, and defied the
aaval and military power of Colombia.
Mason Brown, a prominent Kentucky
Republican, who wa mentioned a a can
iidate for associated Justice of the supreme
tourt before Judge Brewer's apiiointment,
lied at Louisville Wednesday morulug, of
Mrs. Kriejtier, who was divorced from her
husband In Heptemlr last, went to Cincin
nati In November and identified a body In
the morgue at that city a that of Kriegler.
Upon this she claimed an insurance In a
imall mutual coniiaiiy of t.Viu. Tbe com
pany refu. to pay, setting up the divorce
as a bar.
tHtath of an Old Abolitionist.
Detroit, Micb., Jan So. Charles Ed
wards Lester died here yesterday. Mr. Lea
tar was born in Orlnwold, Conn., July US,
1815. He was tbe great grandson of Jona
than Edward. He was one of tbe old-time
abolitionists and an intimate frlnnd of
Wendell Phillips, Lloyd Garriwm. and
Henry Ward Beecber.
A Newspaper Haacal Sentenced.
Philadelphia, Jan. 30. Dr. William H.
Bradley, who formerly bad charged of tbe
Weekly edition of Tbe Phlla lelphla Press
was yenWrday aenteacd to five years and
six months In tbe penitentiary for embea
lalng money which belonged to tbe paper.
Costa KIcn'a 'resident In Chicago.
Chioaoo, Jan. 30. President Bcrnan!o
Soto, of Costa Rica, arrived in this city
rraterday morning from Omaha, and regis
tered at the Palmer bouse. He I traveling
acoguito In company with his wife and bia
fall-re at St. Loals.
8-. Louis, Jan. 80. Arthur Wiseman, a
rain and stock sp ilator, waa forced t
suspend l-T"-" ,,r?71CI- H" "UIU. a
Ul exceed fJS.OUO, white Wi.
THE TUMULT BEGUN
Reed Stirs Up the Menagerie
in the House.
THE PROMISED EIOT BREAKS OUT.
An Attempt to Count a Qncmm That
Didn't Vote Nearly Raises the Root
The Htortn Rages with Great Fury for a
Time, bat Finally Abate and Arma
ment Is Began Reed's statement and
the Views of the Opposition The Pres
ident Recognises BrailL
Wahhixoto Citt, Jan. 80. The wildest
and most tumultuous scene since tbe recon
struction times, was enacted in the house
yesterday. After the bouse had passed a bill
relieving the political disabilities of D. C
Smith, of Texas. Dalzcll of Pennsylvania
called up the Went Virginia contested elec
tion. Crisp of Georgia raised the question
of consideration, and filibustering at once
began. On this the Democrats generally re
fused ot vote. While the roll was being called
Speaker Heed noted the named of those
present and not voting. When the vote
waa announced, it was found tbat 161 votes
were in the affirmative and 2 in tne nega
tive. CrLsp at once raided tbe point of no
quorum and 8eaker Reed directed the clerk
to record the names, a list of which he bad
kept, of members not voting, but present.
Wild Approval and I'rotest.
A loud shout of approval was raised on tbe
Republican side. Then as the names of the
Democrats were read by the speaker mem
bers got up in their places and protested
against their names being recorded against
their will. Breckenrldgeof Kentucky, when
hi . name was called, took the floor and de
nounced the action of tbe speaker as "revolu
tionary." With this the Democrats stood up
nd cheered him, or shouted their protests
by criea of "czar," which the Republicans
characterized as the "rebel yell." Tbe scene at
this moment on the floor of tbe house was
One of tumult and riot When quiet was
partially restored Speaker Reed said he waa
simply announcing a fact, not voting for
Hie Speaker Makes a Statement.
Subsequently he made a statement in justi
fication of his course, quoting precedents to
maintain tbe correctness of bis position, and
citing the acliou of Governor Hill, of New
York, while presiding officer of the New
York state senate in deciding that three-
nfthsof the member present was sufficient to
do business although some of them refrained
from voting as precisely similar to his
(the speaker s) decision.
Another process, be said, which every old
member would recognize whereby tbe opin
ion of the chair la accepted as tncontestible
evidence of tbe recognition of the right to
record m jmbers present as constituting part
of a qu rum who did not vote, was seen in
tbe ever r day occurrence at certain stages of
tbe sessions of the bouse, when votes were
announced by the chair containing obviously
and emphatically no quorum. Yet if thepoint
was not made the bill was always declared
passed: and that could only be on a very
distinct basin, and that was tbat everybody
present silently agreed to the fact that there
was a quorum.
Quoted Against Himself.
Crisp appealed from the docision of the
chair, and quoted from Speaker Blaine's
ruling on the force bill, to the effect that the
speaker bad not tbe power to count a
quorum, and declared thnt Speaker Reed's
decision, Just made, would be the founda
tion of the greatest legislative fraud ever
committed. He quoted from remarks of
Reed in former years while on the floor of
tbe house, in which he used tiieee words
"The constitutional idea of a quorum is not
tbe physical presence of a majority of the
members of the house, but a majority of the
members present and participating in the
business of the bouse."
"I appeal," Crisp exclaimed, "from Philip
drunk to rnUiip sober."
The Constitution Appealed To.
Cannon of Illinois said tbe constitution de
cided tbe question at Issue, and said plainly
"the majority of each house shall constitute
a quorum to do business;" but it did not say
tbat a majority should be required to vote
for a measure, a motion, or resolution in or
der to pass it.
Carlisle Join the Fray.
Carlisle said this decision wa not a ques
tion of parliamentary law, but of constitu
tional law. o speaker had ever before de
cided that lean than a quorum could pas any
bill or vote in the house. If the ruliug to-dav
was correct, there was no necessity for any
provision of the constitution defining what
less than a quorum could do. A majority
constituted a quorum "to do business," but
those words were not in the constitution of
tlie state of New York, upon which Lieuten
ant Governor Hill's decision bad been based.
McKinley took the floor and yielded to a
motion to adjourn, which was carried with
out division. The matter will come again
to-day, probably on tho question of approv
ing yesterday's journal.
fiot Hot In the Collar.
An amusing incident not put on the rec
ords occurred while the confusion was at Its
height A Democratic member from Indi
ana, whose name Speaker Reed ordered re
corded, although be ilid not vote, rushed up
to the dntk ami ordered the journal clerk,
uuder threats of holding him personally re
Sinib.'e, to remove Ins name from the
speaker's list. Tbe clerk refused, and tbe
member almost used violence in an attempt
to have bis orders curried out He was
finally soothed by hi colleagues and re
turned to his sent
Cowlns of North Carolina, who waa in a
state of unnatural exciteuieut all the fore
noon, was on tlie point once or twice of
making a personal assault uxn the speaker,
and for a time it looked as if a big row could
not be avoided. The sieaker's coolness and
the adoption of Ben Butterworth's augges
tion to let I Kth siitist bave a fair hearing
wero all that prevented oieu warfare.
WANTS A DOUBLE STANDARD.
Mltohell Make a Npeerh In Favor of Free
Coinage of Hller.
Wamhikoton Citt, Jau. ao. Tlie subject
of debate in tbe senate took a new departure
yesterday, and Mitchell talked for an hour
or so in advocacy of free coinage of silver.
Ho said the bill be advocated presented tlie
question whether tbe double standard of
money should be re-established, or whether
gold alone should be tbe monetary stand
ard. Should the AmeMcan idea on that
subject be abandoned, and tbat of Great
Britain be adopted I Was the financial ship
of America to sail only in the wake of tbe
golden tramps of Great Britain! It was a
contention in the main lietween the rich and
the poor; between the creditor class and toe-
debtor class. It involved a gigantic effort,
or, perhaps, the term "conspiracy" might not
be inappropriate on the part of a special
Class and its allien, to depress values in or
der tliat tbe prioe of the cred itor's bond and
note, and mortgage and gold coin might be
increased In value, aud their power of ab
sorption be augmented.
The Path to National Prosperity.
It was a bill, however, to provide for a
ufflcient amount of circulating medium, by
which to meet the largely increasing busi
ness of the country, and which would tend
to check the alarming decline in tbe value of
farms, farm products and other commodi
ties. Mitchell favored free coinage of silver
as tba only way to restore and secure na
tional prosperity, and to give tbe silver debt
paying functions of legal tender, and also to
provide for the issue of legal tendor certifi
cates baaed upon silver coinage.
Congress In Brief.
Wahhixotoi City, Jan. 30. The senate
yesterday received a long report from the
"policy" board of tbe navy, transmitted by
Secretary Tracy. Tho board advocate tbe
building of the ships provided for in Hale's
naval bill (the points of which were printed
in these dispatches a few days ago), and ar
gues at length in favor of tne necessity for a
large and effective navy. The bouse bill
providing for tbe reissue of lost navy and
marine corps service certificates was passed.
A memorial in favor of eredtinz
actn la Philadelphia com
memorative of the nation's first
century was presented. The remaiader of
tbe open session waa devoted to a trie silver
coinage speech by Mitchell, and after a
secret session tbe senate adjourned.
Tbe house got into a wrangle as ion as it
assembled on the speaker's rulini;. Tbe
Hmith-Jackson election rase was token up.
and Crisp raised the question of considera
tion. Tbe Democrats did not vote, in order
to break the quorum, but the spet.ker de
cided tbat Crisp's motion was defeated, be
cause a quorum was present, voting or not
The debate continued until adjoirnment
with no decisive action.
The Braaillnn Kepreaentatly
ndonca, )ted the
Wahhisqto Citt. Jan. SO. T)
sent yesterday afternoon received
dentials ot Senbors Valente and M.
tbe envoys from Brazil, and compl
formal recognition of tbe provwior
rnment of the United States o
Toe usual felicitous speeches were d
tbe president saying tbat he rece
alenteas the representative of the
public, and congratulating nun 1
revolution was peaceful. Mr. I
was referred to Secretary Blaine as
cial fully emitowered to treat witt
matters of importance to the two c
Mendonca is a special envoy, w bik
A Monument to Royalty.
WaH!noton C'.ty, Jan. 30. Tl e action
of Representative Burrows in presen ing a bill
for tbe erection of a monument to Q jeen Isa
bella of Spain has aroused much adverse
criticism. Burrows thinks it is per ectly fit
ting that the memory of Isabella sboold be
honored at a time wbn the United States is
preparing to celebrate the annlveuu-y of its
discovery by Columbus. The bil appro
priates 150,000 and was referred.
Iemoeratie Senators Canets.
Washington City, Jan. So. A -mucus of
Democratic senators was held for over tam
hours last evening to consider qu wtlona of
party policy. Senator Gorman, of Mary
land presided. Nothing was done, however
except the appointment of a con mittee to
consult with the house committee n ith refer
ence to tbe conduct of the next political
Confirmed by the 8enat.
Washington City, Jan. 80. Tie senate
In secret session yesterday confirmed the fol
lowing nominations: United States attor
neys J. A. Connolly, southern district of
Illinois; Lewis Miles, southern t strict of
Iowa; Morris D. O'ConML northern district
of Iowa. United States marsh il C. P.
Hitch, southern district of Illinois.
Ki-Henator Bruce Appoln'ed.
Washisotos City, Jan. 30. President
Harrison yesterday apointed ec-Senator
Bruce, of Mississippi, recorder of deads for the
District Mr. Trotter, of Massacb isotts, the
present recorder, textilled recently tbat dur
ing tbe three years he bad held tb s office it
had netted him a little over t-W.OOu
THE CHICAGO WORLD'S f'AIR.
An Increase of the Fnnd to HO.OOO.OOO
Chicaoo, Jan. 30. At a prolonged meet
ing of tbe executive committee of the Chi
cago World's exposition yesterday after
noon Mayor Cregler was instructed, after
the passage of a resolution, to seed the fol
lowing telegram to Washi ngton City: "By
action of the executive commit1 ee of tbe
Chicago World's exposition it is p -oposed to
increase the fund to f 10.000,000 b) the Issu
ance of tf.OOO.OOO in bonds."
This matter has been in contemplation for
some time, and in view of tbe satisfactory
condition of tbe finances and the lilierality
and public spirit displayed by the people of
Chicago and the northwest genera ly, it was
deemed best to take such action at this time,
in order to assure congress tntt Chicago
will do her share towards making i he exposi
tion tbe greatest success possible. Mr. Otto
Young, the mover of the resolution immedi
ately volunteered to take (100, NX) of tbe
Mayor Cregier, James W. Scott City
Comptroller Onahan, and others fivoredtbe
resolution, and declared tbat there was no
doubt tbat Chicago would be equal to tbe
work of raising tbe money and managing
tbe greatest exposition ever held Tbe res
olution as passed by tbe meeting is as fol
lows: Resolved, That in adlitioc to tho 15,000,000
stock subscriptions, $5,000,000 in bonds be
iued, thereby increasing tbe furd to (10,
It Went On. Notwithstanding.
Chicaoo, Jan. So. During tlie trial ot
a man for assault in Judge Cliff rd's court
yesterday afternoon Officer Jam.) Maddox
was handling the revolver with which tbe
prisoner bad tried to kill bim. Suddenly
tbe weapon exploded, and tbe bullet whizzed
dangerously near to the beads o:' Assistant
States Attorney Keeley and the judge, and
buried itself iu the floor. OttiwT Maddox
claimed tbat before be left the sti.tion he ex
tracted every bullet from the rev ilver, and
he cannot explain the accident
A Bright Alderman.
Ciiicaoo, Jan. SO. Alderman McCormick,
who was mixed up little to bis credit in tbe
assault on Capt Schuettler Friday night is
in more trouble. Without the 1 ast appar
ent provocation, last night he seized the
band of Robert Morris, a cab driver, and,
placing the thumb in his nioutl , severely
mangled it Mayhem is a penitentiary of
fense, and Morrw says he will give McCor
mick all tbe law be can.
Ilanlan nnd O'Connor.
MilwaEEK, Wis., Jan. SO. H Anian, tbe
oarsman, is here with the "Dark Secret"
company. He says he will row O'Connor on
any course in Canada. Said be: "I am not
blowing, but think I can row aw ly from all
the O'Connors in the worlu." F anlan said
that he was confident Searle, if I e were liv
ing, could tw O'Connor all along a course
BASE BALL MATTERS
SI retina; of the League Hlag;n' tes More
Litigation Keoled I'p n.
New York, Jan. 30. Tbe Fl'tb Avenue
hotel was thronged with base ba I magnates
again yesterday, at tbe meetiigs of tbe
League and Association board of arbitration
and League managers. Tbe boa -d of arbri
tration settled a number of dispi.tes, among
them that over the location of ; I. J. Cody,
of tbe Cleveland club, who was claimed by
Dee Moines. Cody will stay at Cleveland.
Tim O'Rourke complained of the Peoria
club, which be says owes him m mey it will
not pay. An investigation wns ordered.
Charles Bowers made a similar complaint
of the Sioux City club, but would rather
have a release than the money. Release was
At tbe League meeting a report waa made
on the litigation with the Brotlterhood, in
which it was claimed that Judgt O'Brien's
decision gave the League an optijn on those
who signed last year's contract More suits
were recommended, and the "eport waa
adopted. It wa. also stated tbat tbe League
bad received 300 applications fr mi players,
Skating- Record Broken,
Newbubo, N. Y., Jan. 30. T ie National
Amateur association skating races began
yesterday at Washington lake, vdth the ice
soft toward the close. The 440 yards race
was won by It P. M osier, who lid tbe dis
tance in 37 1-A seconds, beating Tim Donog-
hue's recond of 43 seconds. Joi Donoghue
won tbe five mile race in 17 mil utes and 60
seconds; Simpson second, beating Jim Don.
oghue. Joe Donoghue also won the mile
race in 2:28 1-5.
The West Win a Pigeon ihoot.
LorjlBViLLK,Ky.,Jaa 80. The Eastern and
western trap- booting teams, no on an ex
hibition tour, arrived here from Cincinnati
yesterday and shot tbe third n atch of the
series at Eclipse park yesterdaj- afternoon.
The Western team won 173 to 11. Walston-
craft and Ruble shot a matcb at 25 live
birds each. Each man killed 23 I irds. Wal
stoncraf t won the shoot-off.
Hull Ivan Sees Jackson Spar.
Boston, Jan. 30. Peter Jacks n and Jack
Ashton sparred at an exhibition under tbe
auspices of tbe Union Athletic cbib last night
m uusic hall. Tbey bad four t iree-minute
rounds, very tamely done. B Ulivan was
among tbe 2,300 spectator.
Latest Report from the Great
3AD LUCK WITH A Bia SNOW PLOW.
It Breaks Down Just Before Its Job la
Finished Deaths on the Blockaded
Line The Midget Zarate a Victim
Trouble of Theatrical Troupe Several
Companies Bave Unpleasant Experi
ence Llviuc on Salt Fork and Hard
tack Fatal Knowslido.
Sak Francisco, Cal, Jan. 30. The rotary
( low, which has been making a big fight in
the Sterres toward raining tbe blockade on
tbe Central Pacific road broke down Tuesday
in the final drift remaining near Cascade.
The plow had been working for fifteen days
continually and it was thought the big
machine would hold together until the road
was cleared, but the strain was too much
and it was completely disabled when only
300 yards of snow bank remained. An army
of shovelers remained at work all night to
clear the remaining snow obstructing five
cars of delayed mail which were sent went
from Reno Tuesday night and which will be
tbe first t rain through.
Died on the Line.
John Coughlin, telegraph ojierator at Cisco,
lied at his lonely station four days ago of
pneumonia. Three men, including a doctor,
iveut to his assistance on snow shoes, but ar
rived too late to save bis life, and he was
buried in a snowdrift His body waa re
moved to Sacramento Tuesday, where his
funeral took place yesterday.
Mrs. McVean, wife of Surgeon A. C. Mc
Veau, of JenVrsou barracks, died at Truckee
Monday of diphtheria while on oifo of the
Tuesday Lucia Zarate, the "Mexican
Midget," wtid to be the smallest human being
in tlie world, a passenger on the same train,
died at Truckee from gastric fever.
li'Veral Theatrical Companies Blockaded
in the Mountains.
New York, Jan. 30. The main subject of
interest among theatrical people now is the!
blockade of the Central Pacific, which has
kept three companies snow-bound in tbe
Sierra Nevada and closed several theatres on
account of the failure of these companies to
meet their dates. In addition to this the
actors and actresses are reported to be act
ually suffering from want of proper food,
sud the effect of their exierience is likely to
remain with some of tbeiu to the end of their
Adventure of the BowardCompany.
The Howard specialty company has been
longest sufferer from the blockade, having
already lieen snowlHUind in one car at Shady
Hun, Cat., for fourteen days. During this
time the company has lived principally upon
what is knowu as "packed food," salt meat
and fish prepared for w inter consumption at
the smaller towns along the railroad. Rich
& Harris, of Boston, proprietors of the com
pany, bave been doing all in their powet to
get the people back to civilization and warm
dinners. A dispatch says the company is
completely exhausted and suffering from
want of nourishment
The "Shenandoah" Artist.
The "Shenandoah" company is still snowed
in about nine milts from Wadswortb, Nev.
Al Huyman telegraphed to Charles Frohman
Tuesday that possibly the company may be
"dug out" in time to reach San Francisco
Friday. The track for twenty-seven miles
is covered with ice and snow.
"Cheek" No Good In This Case.
Rolan 1 Reed and bis company are also lost
In the snow somewhere on the Central Pa
cific. The opening of the New Markham
Opera bouse in Portland, Ore., has been post
poned for a week, because tbe Emma Juch
company has been unable to reach that city.
"The Pearl of Pekin" company has escaped
the perils of the snow, but it is blockaded
between Fresno and Los Angeles by a wash
out. Three Chlnamca Killed.
Dl'TCH Flat, Cal, Jan. SO. Three China
men were killed by a snowslide yesterday at
Green Valley on the American river. One
body was carried into tbe river and has nut
BIG BREAK IN THE RANKS.
The Inter-State Association Loves Two
Chicaoo, Jan. 30. Chairman Walker, of
the Intor-State Commerce Railway associa
tion, yesterday olticially promulgated the
notices of the withdrawal of the Union Pa
cific and the Chicago and Northwestern rail
roads from that association. The reason as
signed for the withdrawal is th decision by
Chairman Walker to the effect tbat the Chi
cago and Northwestern-Union Pacific con
text is in violation of tbe association agree
ment Both companies express regret at
being forced to withdraw, and emphatically
Mate that in every particular they will con-
tinuo scrupulously to maintain established
rates, and only engage in legitimate compe
tition with their rivals.
Iown Deadlock Continued.
Its Moines, la., Jan. Ml. The deadlock
continued in the bouse yesterday without
any sign of a break. Nine ballots were taken,
each of which stood: Hamilton, 41 ; Wilson,
II ; and then adjournment was had. In the
senate a few important bills were introduced
and put on file without reading. McVey
got in a school text book bill
Uonnewig, of Council Bluffs, intro
duced a bill providiug for a 2-cent-a-mile
rate for passenger travel on first-class rail
roads. Dodge and Sueed both got their Au
straliun voting bills on the Journal, and
Kelly presented a bill which provides iu sub
stance that the owner of real property may
withhold from assessment all personal prop-
arty to the amount of any mortgage that
may be agaiust any of bis real property.
Pnwderly for (Inrnrnor.
Pittmton, Pa., Jan. 30. Ueneral Master
Workman T. V. Powderly waa in Pittston
Tuesday afternoon to attend tbe annual
meeting of D. A. No. 10 K. of L. He was
shown a telegram bringing bim forward as a
candidate for governor on the Democratic
ticket Iu reply be said: "This is the first
intimation that I have received of such a
thing. I am not seeking office of any kind."
TIRING OF BISMARCK.
The Yonng German Kmperor Will Have
Bl Own Wnv.
London, Jau. 30. Tbe Berlin press con
firms the reports that a coolness has arisen
between Emperor William and Prince Bis
marck, growing out of certain expressions ba
the speech from the throne, which the em'
peror persisted in retaining against tbe ad
vice of the chancellor. This Is the ostensible
reason given; but it is believed tbat tbe cause
goes deeper. It is hinted that radical differ
enoes have arisen, and that the young em
peror is growing weary of restraint
ratal Accident In a Mine.
Hurlkt, Wis., Jan. 30. An accident oc
curred at the Montreal Mine Tuesday even
ing, which resulted in tbe death of an
Italian named Dominick Giovanni, and the
serious injury of Ouiieppe Giovanni and
two other workmen. They were coming to
tbe surface In tbe "skip, when tbe hoisting
rope broke, causing tbe bucket and its hu
man freight to fall to tbe bottom of the
shaft Giovanni will also die.
Went to Look at the Blast.
Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 30. William Mess
tenheffer, foreman of the stone quarries at
Chickies, was killed yesterday morning by
an explosion of dynamite. Workmen bad
prepared a blast, and the- charge failing to
explode, Messtenheffer went to examine it
An explosion occurred aa ha was standing
over the spot His bead waa torn off and bis
body was otherwise mangled.
Tlie Socialists in Germany.
Bkrun, Jan. 3a Already 300 Social
Democratic candidatures have been an
nounced throughout Germany for tba com
ing election, included in this number is a
Roman Catholic Democrat, who will contest
m seat for Hoc him. Wast Fhalia,
In Some Cases There's a String
UNANIMOUS VOTE IN PAKLIAMENT
Declaring; the Dominion Ti te to the
British Government Kven Annexation
ists Vote "Aye," While Another States
man Predicts Secession A Liberal
Member Scouts at Political Union with
the United State.
Ottawa, Ont, Jan. 80. The house of
commons yesterday unanimously adopted
an address to her majesty the queen declar
ing the desire of the commons of Canada, in
their own name and in behalf of the people
whom they represent, to renew the expres
sion of their unswerving loyalty and devo
tion to her majesty's person and government
In order to test Ellis and Choquette, who
last year declared for annexation with tbe
United States, a vote was taken, but both
gentlemen supported the motion amid loud
laughter. Muloch, a member of the opposi
tion, in moving the motion, said that no
matter how political parties might differ in
regard to tbe methods of promoting public
welfare, all were a unit in favor of the con
nection with Great Britain.
His motive in seeking the adoption of tbe
address was to remove a misapprehension
abroad. On the other side of the line a feel
ing existed from Maine to California that
Canadians were undergoing a feeling of
political unrest, and that the imagined con
flict of race against race, creed against
creed, meant annexation at no distant day.
It was a tribute to see the United States cast
longing eyes on Canada, but tbe Americans
who imagined tbe Dominion contemplated
political suicido were badly mistaken. Can
ada, no matter what her destiny, would
never become part of tbe Unitei States.
CoL Amyot, a French-Canadian, followed in
a similar vein.
A Prophecy of Secession.
Sir John Maodonald said he thought at first
bo necessity existed for introducing the res
olution, but consultation with Muloch con
vinced him tbat the time for doing so was
Wilfred Laurier, leader of the opposition,
declared tbat while supporting the spirit of
tbe resolution, he could see no great neces
sity for renewing expressions of loyalty
from any quarter. 1 he anxiety of Cana
dians as to their future bail been mistaken
for disloyalty. The Dominion, however, was
destined to work out its own destiny, and
sooner or later the connecting link between
England and her colony would be severed.
Tender of Uncle Ham's Feelings.
Peter Mitchell, Independent, expressed
gratification that nothing bad been said in a
spirit calculated to injure tbe feelings of the
American people, and hoped the address
would be coupled with the admission tb&t
the Canadian government bad failed to per
form its duty in regard to international dJV
putes during the last few years. Mitchell
ridiculed tbe alternative of imperial fedora
tion, saying tboee who thought for a moment
Canada would surrender her rights of im
port taxation to a federated parliament sit
ting at London were badly mistaken.
A Voice from Windsor.
Patterson of Essex, who represents tbe
county in which is situated Windsor, the
town described as a hotbed of annexation.
denied that this sentiment had any hold
there. The residents were as loyal as those
of any town in Canada. He denied that
Solomon White had been elected mayor on
the annexation issue. Mr. White was truly
loyal and favored the connection with Eng
land, and should a change in the direction
of independence be proposed be would prefer
annexation instead. The vote on the address
was then taken amid loud cheers.
MADE THE MOST OF IT.
That Incident In the w Tork Poslofflco
New York, Jan. 30. Adolph Clugg, agent
in this city of the German Artistic Weaving
company of Saxony, makes tbe following
state .nent for publication: "The newsapers
of to-day contain certain reports of the sup
posed disclosures of dishonest methods of
bringing into this country certain goods of
our manufacture for John Wanamaker, o
Philadelphia. Will you please allow us to
characterize the statements of the papers as
The Fact tn the Case.
"The facts are these: We manufacture
labels and dress belts for almost every house
In Europe, Asia, and America, and number
among our clients John Wanamaker, of
Philadelphia, from whom we took an order
for a large quantity of the goods in question.
These were delivered in bulk, but we re
quired for our own reference and for our
several salesmen samples from which to sell
the same class of goods to other bouses, and
so bad two small envelopes containing these
samples sent us by post These two envel
opes being, as is usual, examined, proved to
have John Wanamaker's name on them. Tbe
temptation to make .litical capital out of a
contortion of the facts proved too much for
some busybody, who probably now sees his
own unholy work defeating its purpose by
Its transparent absurdity."
Anniversary and Presentation.
Elkhart, Iud., Jan. 30. Last night the
opera house was crowded with the em
ployes of C G. Conn, proprietor of the
largest band instrument factory iu tbe
world, located here, on tbe occasion of the
seventh anniversary of the destruction by
fire and rebuilding of the factory. The fa
mous cornetist, Signor Lilierati, and Misa
McOowan, soprano, assisted. At theconclu
sion of tbe musical exercises a valuable sil
ver vase was presented to Mr. Conn.
Speeches were made by Rev. W. I). Parr,
and Mr. Gardner.
Important Find lor Iowa.
Mason Citt, la., Jan. .'10. It looks now
aa though western Iowa, a vast plain of
prairie land, is to have fuel hi abundance
close at band. For some time the Emmet
company, a recent organization, has been
prospecting, and at a depth of 150 feet, the
colliers struck a vein of coal nearly six feet
thick yesterday. It is thought within thirty
days coal can be furnished from the new
mines at tL30 per ton.
Four Attempts to Wreck Trains.
Avon, Mass., Jan. 30. Attempts were
made to wreck two trains near here yester
day In both cases the obstructions placed
upon the tracks were' discovered iu time to
prevent damage. This is tbe fourth attempt
made to wreck trams near here witbiu a
Shot Her Alleged Seducer.
Trot, N. Y., Jan. SO. A woman giving
the name of Mrs. Minnie McGratb and
claiming Chicago as her borne, shot Edwin
Firth, a well known Inventor, ou tbe street
here yesterday afternoon. Firth will die.
The woman claims tbat Firth ruined her.
BLOWN TO ETERNITY.
Dreadful Doaths of Three Men by a Boiler
rmaBvna Pa., Jan. 30. A special to
The Times from Charleston, W. Va., says:
A horrible boiler explosion occurred at tba
sawmill of A. B. Leech, on Falling Rock
Creek, twenty-five miles from here Tuesday,
which killed three men. Eight men were
working in and near the mill wbe i a few
minutes before noon a terrific explosion oc
curred demolishing tbe mill and machinery.
Blown Into a Hollow Log. -
Jo Wright, aged 25, was filing saw when
the explosion occurred. The saw was broken
to piecea, one piece of which cut Wright's
throat from ear to ear. He leaves a widow
and child at Welston, O. Morgan Hoover
was blown 100 yards distant and driven feet
foremost into a hollow log up to his waist.
He waa horribly torn and mangled, and
killed instantly. He leaves a wife and seven
children. . Bud Mullina,. agad 23 and single,
had his skull crushed, cut in the abdomen,
aud his eyes and face scalded. He lived only a
Out west tbej call whisky "coffin ?tr
Latest Styles and the most
Lace Curtain Stretchers 1
out or rouMO nusw.
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
KVSHV lloUSKKtm-hR fcHOILD Ii.Vg OM1
aiy laJy tu operate them.
For Said By
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FOR THE HOUR SYSTEM.
Position of the Kuilder on the Day'
Work Uuektlon Other Matters.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 30. The builders'
convention yesterday di-bated the bight-hour
question for a long time. Several proposi
tions were offered, but dually a resolution
was adopted to the effect that the condi
tions surrounding trade were so varied that
this body .does not consider itself competent
to define a day's wrk, "but we do believe
that it should persistently urge upon all
local bodies tbat the thorough establishment
of the system of payment by the hour is an
absolutely necessary safeguard, and they
should earnestly labor to secure tbe estab
isbnmnt of the system." The vote on this
I was 111 to 4 in its favor.
Boycott Ing; C ondemned.
A resolution was adopted next declaring
that the association is opposed to the system
of boycotting as pract iced by trades unions
of tbe United States, aud recommending the
appointment of an arbitration committee.
Tbe association further decided to appoint a
committee of five members to perfect a plan
of arbitration feasible and proper for the
association to recommend to the affiliated
bodies, and report to next convention, which
is to be beld in Nw York tbe second Tues
day in February, 1861.
Election of Officer.
Tbe following oftioers were eWted: Pres
ident, John J. Tucker, of New York ; first vice
president, Arthur McAllister, of Cleveland;
second vice president, A. Ittner of St. Louis;
secretary, W. H. Say ward, of Chicago;
treasurer, George Capper, of Chicago. This
concluded tbe business session of the conven
tion. A banquet was held in the evening at
the Hotel Rvan.
On the board of trade to-day quotations
rati (fed as follows: Wheat-No. S February,
aliened , closed Alarch, ojieued
iVSc. closed T7ic; May, opened 7V4o, closed
nH-c. Corn No. 2 February, opened SHc,
i-lotted SHhc; March, opened and closed Hoc;
May, opened closed Ulc. Oats
So. X February, opened , closed ISIo;
March, opened and closed ; May, opened
t-'fc, closed T:'ac. 1'ork February, opened
1 1.75, c losed (y.70. March, opened Sit.So. closed
f.X7!; May, opened and closed (lu.MVs.
Lard February, opened and closed $5.KTl.
Live stock The following wire the quota
tions at the I' n ion stork yards: Hot? Market
npened ac tive, with prices well maintained;
Unlit grades, $3.&V13.Ki; roncli parking, M65
ifca.75; mixed lots, $.i.70n-i.8:i; heavy packiner
sud shipping lots, t-i.8Ku3.RV. Cattle Market
low; beeves, jmor to prime, f3.0!iri4 (Xl; bulk,
J3.7.V.1.2"i; cows, fl.50i3.HH; ImU, f-a
ttm-kera and teeders, S-.ifi.:i.;ri; Tvxa-fed
ttet'i-s. $2.!1'W.S0. sheep- Finn: muttons,
Ui.;?.; bulk, 4.50u.".:-r. Iannis, &5.ua,6.i.
lYnduee: Hutler Fanry Klc?in creamery, SI
.fl-Cc f tl; finest dairy, lNjAHe.: parkin stork,
tjl&c. Egpt-Strlotly freak, HiU- "l doz.;
ice house, lot 11c. Live poultry - Ileus, 'ittc
lt; turkeys, "3.10; ducks, lvil0; Reese, $4.fiH)
6.11) V dos. Potatoes-Hoauty ot Hebron, Xa
K7c V bu. ou track; c-omnion and mixed lots,
UCc. Apple-4ood to fancy, Jl.ai.VI y bbl.
('rautanriu -Winvouriin, ('vf.ll 4 8.7 ' ier Oox.
New Yoiik. Jan. 2.
Vbeat No. J red winter, STJc cash; do
January. ; do February, Nit,.-; do March,
t7V-; do April, tCe; do Mav. 87-Vc. t'orn
-No. .- mixed, IlKly cash; do February, H7c;
do April, :vi4.; do Ma, llals ,uiet;
No. S mixed, :3V c-axh: tlo February, !W;ic;
(to Mar ti, lfm; do May, -T?m ' Ke tuil.
lJarley- Nomina!. tirk-juict and steady;
mess, SlO.iOitll. S for new. Lant s'teapy;
February. $0.1H; March, t '. May, $rt 4(1.
Livestock: Cattle Hull anil lite fr lm) tt
lower on all grades below prime: kxh xteern,
FUt'xil&JS u li: bulls. 5 .SO'i 3.0 1; dry c-owa,
$l. (i(rt2.75. Sheep and Lambs Hheep Mead 7
1 nd firm; choice lamb, a trllle liilivr; ttherp,
r4 !.. V y UN) .s: lauitn. f...T( 7.7i. llova
Nominally steady; live lios. f:l.tttl.'J0.
BOCK IB LAND.
Hay Upland prairie, $7 BO.
By TlmolDy l IK 8 SO. I ---
Bay Wild. 1 3 (WQ.f 4 uu.
Oot Moft 11
Oord WoodSo S 14.10.
A you or lady at Dayton, Teun. baa
died of hydrophobia caused by the bite of
wder never varies. A marvel of parity,
and wbolesoBsess. More eeonomir
ordinary kinds, and cannot be anid 1-
ition with the snnltitBde of low teat. hm
alum or prphospaate powders . Sol4 eaiy
oTi BAKixe rowox (Jo., lot Wau
attractive prices combined make
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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 Sloyes. This is beautiful la
its ornamentation, novel in 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 lou will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of tbe celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
so popular that it is being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don t be derived-buy tbe Round Oak made by P. D. Beckwith. I am the sole
agent for above goods as well as 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
Krowinj? 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
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Ilatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St, DAVENPORT, I A.
D tr'iX fL9 U
A. J. SMITH & SON,:
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH 6c SON,
125 and 127 Weit Tbird Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.