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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1&90.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTER.
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WASN l LOADED ENOUGH.
Jaeta Lisiss Atteaaptaia Bare Mania
Kmfro Fail of Hoi.s- n her fieet
Jack Lannon attempted to empty the
conteata of a rifle into Martin Renfro on
Bllth avenue, weat of First street, short
lv after 6 o'clock laat evening, but for
tunately for Ken fro, though It waa no
fault of Lannon'a, there waa not enough
powder In the sun to carry the lead with
any forca, and whila several buckshot,
with which the barrel waa loaded, atruck
the victim In the left leg above the knee
and In the abdomen, no Injury worth
apaaklng of waa Inflicted.
The trouble started In the flrat woods
out on the R , I A P. track during the
afternoon, where Lannon, Renfro and
other were enjoying them elves over a
ken of beer. Lannon and Renfro got
into an altercation and several Informal
rounds were Indulged in, In which there
was more sei-ansness than sport, and in
each Instance Lannon got the worst of
It. 8o before the party broke up
he came Into town and went to
his home on Seventh street, between
Third and Fourth avenues, and got his
rifle, and then going hack to the point
where the shooting occurred, waited for
bis victim under the shadow of a lutnl.et
pile, knowing that be could come into
town by no other way. When Renfro
approached be waa accompanied by Tom
Fuller, and aa Lannon jumied out from
behind hi place of concealment he ex
claimed, addressing Renfro with an oath.
"Now I am going to shoot you' " Ren
fro at once lumped behind Fuller and
Lannon taking aim said to Fuller "get
away from there or I'll shoot you." Ren
fro, seeing that Fuller waa in danger and
that Lannon was really in earnest did the
most manly thing be ever did in his life
by jumping to one si. In and taking the
Are. Lannon blazed away, but aa stated
before, the buckshot were not covered
with sufficient force to do any great dam
age Ltnnon at once tied, and Renfro
going to the nearest telephone untitled
tba police Marshal Milier and Officers
Barton and Mulqueen at once went to the
lower end of town In the patrol wagon
and finally captured Lannon on Siitb
avenue between Sixth aad Seventh streets
after an exciting chase He was locked
up in tbe armory and this morning held
in bonds of f.VH) by Magistrate Wivlll
for attempt to murder
Martin Kelly and Wm Oibsou got into
trouble with Henry S -hmieleau, proprietor
of the aaloon, 3324 Mollne avenue, short
ly after midnight, and Schmleloau. after
driving the men out into tbe street, fired
his revolver at them several timea. None
of the shots took effect, but Officer Bo
Ian 1 hearing the disturbance, at once put
Schmieleau. Gibson and Kelly under ar
ret TbU morning Magistrate Wivlll
fined Schmieleau $ aad costs and the
other two $H. Schmieleau paid ail tbe
A warrant was sworn out this morning
by Milton Fider for the arreat of Benj .
Oarlton, janitor of Mitchell & Lynde's
bank building. Tbe plaintiff, who Is a
boy, states that he waa waiting for a
friend In the stairway of tbe bank build
Ing and that Carlton, after ordering him
out. and he refusing to obey, atruck bin
on tbe head with his billy and tore the
rim off his bat.
Tba report of City Marshal Pbil Miller
for January is appended
Total number of arrests, JW -city, 84:
state, in aaaaul' and battery, A. drunk.
S, Inmates of bouae of ill fame, 4 keeper
of house of ill fame, 3. disorderly con
duct. 8, disturbing tbe peace, 8, baatar
dy, 2, vagrancy. 2, peace warrant, I;
peddling without license. 1. asaault, 1,
common drunkard, 1. larceny, 1, abusive
language, 1. assault to murder, 1.
Stale cases, Id
Oity cases, 24.
Jail bill. $4.
Number of lights out. 651.
Fines collected by Magistrate H C.
Wivlll, $67 40
Police fees. t.80
Number of tramp lodged, 18
DYNAMITE KOR A PRIEST.
upp'ai AaaraMee Try to ninw Up
It, i ... i i. 1 Irnklnger.
PtllaMJftO, I'n , Jan M Shortly after
sjskteighl f tar day an attniriit wuh mado to
blow u( thu resldaiM'u ut Kev Joseph Fleck
inger, pastor of Ht Joseph's Roman Catholic
church at MansttaM, tin-, roytjr, with dyna
mite A cartridge had I.. d poitd in the
collar with a fuse leading, to the outsideof
the building The rap art of the explosion
was heard two miles away, ami all the win
dows in the pastor's residence wera wrecked.
The killing Father h i klngw i-. supposed
to have In. mi 1 1 the dynamiters,
but there is no clue to tie- petrators
Fatiier Ft. i.in. i 1 . II.. in t.. I- All
archlsts There is rem . vitcinent in the
New Vsrk's Warld'ts Fair Hopes
A i ii any Jan. 81. The world's fair
conference committee reached an agree
ment today and will recommend a com
mission from the list of commissioners
and names five persons not residing in
New York City.
Die Frwan the u I
Cnttiaoo, Jan. 31 . Bob. Oibbons, who
waa shot in a saloon Tuesday night by
Police Captain Scbuettler, died this
morning. Tbe trouble, It will be remem
bered, grew out of the Cronin case .
Aasihsr Baa fear laalatar.
New York. Jan. 81. Banker Casaeen
la missing and cannot be found by United
Slates marshals who have been looking
for him. It is believed be has fled over
tbe border .
An exchange wbich, aad to aay, cannot
be Identified, printed the following sug
gestive dun: "Delinquent subscribers are
hereby warned not to let their daughters
wear this paper tor a bustle, as there if
considerable due on It and they might
A REVEL OF NOISE.
The Warfare of Words in the
LUNG POWER AT A BIG PREMIUM.
Another Day of Disorder Closed with the
Republicans a L.IUI Ahead and Every
body, Probably, Out of Wind The Op
poainarodles Wrrstlo All Day Over tin
Approval or the Journal The Speak
er's Ruling and the Points Made on
Each Side ot the Hons.
WaHl!OTOIt CrTT, Jan. 31 The house
yesterday during most of the session resem
bled the wheat pit at Chicago when a corner
Is sq Heating the "shorts," and like tbe Chi
sago menagerie on such occasions, there wera
atcwded galleries to witness the show. For
half an hour at a time tbe shouts, yells,
hisses and general turmoil were incessant
knd ear-splittiu,' Or. lei " n as a word that
was shouted all over t Ii house, but did not
liist anywhere within the walls. Puring all
this the speaker sat calm nn) cool, apparent
ly unmoved, and always persK.teut in his
purpose to win tbe fight or -bust a tw
Resumption of the Row.
The fight opened as soon as the clerk had
finished reading tbe journal of Wednesday.
He omitted the detailed vote of yeas and
nays, and also the nnuie of those not voting,
which had been recorded by the speaker's
order Both of these were demanded by
Breckinridge of Kentucky, and the speaker
Jireetod the rending Springer also demand
ed the reading of the speaker's statement,
which was also conceded, nnd then
McKinloy moved tbe approval of
tbe journal and demanded the previous ques
tion Blancbard rose to a question of per
istal privilege, but the speaker ignored him,
md Springer moved In adjournment, and
ileinaudett the yeas and nays, saying he
wanted the committe on rules to have time
to report. Tbe roll was ordered called,
when Bland moved to reconsider the vote
ordering the yeas and nays, but was quietly
ignored by the speaker. This made Bland
furious, and he shouted: ''You are the mean
est tyrant that ever presided over a legisla
tive body. I donouueV but a shout of ap
plause from the itaninrralK- ride drowned
Reed Stlrlcs to Hla Position.
The motion to adjourn was defeated Ml
to 14:4 and the question recurred on order
ing the previous question on the motion to
approve the journal, "Don't vote" was the
order passed around on the Democratic side,
and the vote stood: Yeas, WO; nays, L Tbe
speaker directed the clerk to record the names
of a doaen Democrats, who were present not
voting, to show that a quorum was in tbe
bouae, announced the vote and said: "Which,
in addition to the gentlemen present, consti
tutes a quorum " Applause from the Re
publican side 1 Crisp wished to appeal, but
McKinley raised the point of order that an
appeal was already pendiug. Springer pro
posed to take an appeal, but the speaker de
clined to entertain it.
Brwcklnrldge In the Breach.
Then amid deafening cheers from the Iem
orrats Breckinridge of Kentucky roe and
appealed from tbe last decision He declared
that McKinley h point was liad There was
an appeal pending Wednesday, but this was
another appeal, aud this aoti of gug-law was
usurpatory, revolutionary mid corrupt.
Wild enthusiasm on the llemocratic side,
aud hisses (roaa the Republicans The scene
was a perfect l- Ham Tlie speaker could
not 1st heard statiiu the quotum, but the
voting went mi Finally on the appeal of
Carlisle the speaker ordered the suspension
if the roll-call, stating that the gentlemen
who com plained of nut knowing what the
question wan were the ones w ho had created
the disorder, which sally was cheered by the
Republicans He then re-stated the que.timi
to be on the approval of Uie journal. The
roll-call proceeded In comparative order and
the vote waa: Yeas. 182; nays, 1. The
Journal was declared approved, the speaker
noting the names of members present, and
nut voting, to make up a quorum.
Springer Urltn the Chair.
Hprlnger appealed again, ami tor some
time confusion reigned as the sealter re
fused U entertain the appeal I luring this
riot Springer defied the peak 'j r outright by
refusing to take his seat when ordered, and
justifying his action bv declaring that there
ware no rules to force him to take his seat.
At last, on the appeal ot .Met Yearv. of Ken
tucky, the chair admitted Springer's apissal,
and a debate Ui;an on the question. McKin
ley getting the Boor He supported the
speakers ruling as to a quorum, and said
that all that was Involved in the appeal was
imply a question of fact Was not the
tpeaker's count correct' The constitution
lid not d. clai, that u iuuj.it irv o! the mem
bars who answered to then names should
constitute a quorum It n. not decided
bow tlie question of majority should Iw de
termine, i He thought it right that if ;;
members sat silent in their places one mem
ber should have a i yht to pass a bill. It
was the duty of tbe othir-, if th.-v wished to
defeat it. to cast then v otes against it.
Carlisle AntagoDlrsa li-Klnley.
Carlisle inquired if one man ould pass a
bill over the president s veto
Mi'Kiulev said tliut the constitution pro
-ided that a yen aud nnv ole should be
taken on a vetoed bill , Applause
Carlisle resj.ond.-d that oii -fifth of tlie
members had a right under t he constitution
to call for the veas aud nays on any other
proposition, aud It theii Is-came as unpera-
tr. e a- tie- .Ml. I , Alildaiise
McKinley said that when Carlisle was
aker he bad signed many bills that bad
been passed without tli preseiii e of a quie
ruin He was willing to admit that he had
rllilni stem! in past years; but he could not
now recall that he hail ever done it from a
high, Off a noble, or a worthy purpose. Ap
plause No minority had ever carried on
tllibusteriug that had not i u ashamed
of itself afterward If the gentlemen
a. tbe other side wanted a rev
olution let them go nut of tbo
house. Applause ) Those gentlemen want
ed to perpetuatu a fiction that said that a
man was aheent from his seat constructive
ly, when in fact he was present. Tho Re
publicans wanted the journal to declare the
truth. The tyranny of the minority waa in
finitely more odious tliuu the tyrauny of a
Crisp interrupted McKinley to say that
Blain had denied the right of any one to
say that a memlair was present.
t'redlctiiig Terrible I lungs.
Turner of Ueorgia said in reply to McKin
ley that if the wild view presented here was
unco grafted on the practice of the house
It would inaugurate a reign of unurchy aud
profligacy unprecedented in the annals of the
country. We accused Uie Republicans of hav
ing changed their views ou this question to
mit a present emergency. Reed, in his speech
at Woodstock, had said that tllibustering waa
s dishonest, untriotic practice He denied
the right of tbe speaker to note him as pres
tut and not voting, thus holdiu nisi up to
tho country as di-hiuc-st ami unpatriotic.
Tba speaker had nu more control over the
sinutea than he had. He hod no doubt of
the decision of tbe people when this question
iboulii goto tlie country, but us an Amer
ican citizen anxious to maintain tbe tree
I'unditiou of the fatli.-i . aa u .k.d memliers
to put liehtnd them this temptation
Hutterworth Supports Reed.
Butterworth said this decision was a de
parture rrom tbe practise which had been
tolerated in the lum-- half a century and
which was aauctitied by antiquity, if an
tiquity could sanctify that which was iu itself
wrung. This question involved tbe power of
the majority to rule iu this country, and
members sbuuld determine to-day whether
tbe constitution contained iu itself the ele
ment of suicide. Butterworth disented
from the proposition advanced by some uf
the minority members that a member must
answer to himself and his constituents alone
whether be would vote and discharge his
duty here or not. That doctrine would have
passed when it was held that members were
ambassadors from the -uiti-s but it would
oot du in January, 1800. A member was
here to legislate, not imply for himself and
for his constituents, but for the whole coun
try, and the country Lad a right to exact of
him that he be in his place and perform his
Not Afraid n the Rating.
The effort of the Democrats was to to
claim to the country that not the majority,
but the minority should rule. If tbe mil or
ity might aay what measure they would not
consider, they might also aay what meat are
they would consider. "I am not afraid of
this ruling," said Butterworth. "We hive
acquiesced In this petty tyranny too h ng.
What are tba rights of the; minor ityi
to be beard on every question ; to appi ave
or oppose what is proposed ; to enter its ro
test against it, by voice and by vote. Bi t in
addition to all that this minority here in: iats
that it has a constitutional r ght
to stand in the way of any
legislation that it disapprove Such is
neither the letter nor the spirit of the on
st it ut ion Such was not the idea of tbe
fathers touching legislation in this country.
They provided not against tbe silence but
against the absence of members. Tbe r ght
of the minority, which the fathers prov ded
for. was the right to amend, or to do waat
soever they wished, to perfect lagislat Ion.
But the sovereign will of the people is it pre
sented iu tbe majority, and until that right
shall he overthrown bv revolution or ot ier-
wlse the decision of the speaker must be up
held as vindicating the rights of all the -
pie of this country. Applause.
Springer's Appeal Debated.
At the close of Butter worth's speech Mc
Kinley moved to lay on tbe table tbe appeal
from the speaker's decision. Springer m ved
to adjourn. Tbe motion was defeated. The
roll -call was proceeded with, and the motion
to lay tbe appeal on tbe table was carrixl
yeas, ItfcJ; uaya, none. No Democrat re
sponded, nnd most of them left their teats
during the call of the roll. Speaker Heed
again noted down the names of the Demo
crats present and not voting.
An Adjournment Declared.
When the speaker announced the r suit
of tbe vote, and declared McKinley's m tion
carried, there were shouts of "No quor itt"
and exclamations of indignation on the
D mocratic side, but in the midst of th t tu
mult and uproar the speaker recogtuz Mc
Kinley for a motiou to adjourn, put it, and
declared it carried, but before he left the i hair
amid shouts of "shame" from the ex 'ited
Democrats he paused long enough to give
Springer a chanoe to say that he bad de
manded the yeas and nays.
One More Chance for Springer.
The speaker said be bad heard no request
for yeas and nays, but if the gentlt man
from Illinois said that be rose in his dace
and called for them, the speaker woulc rec
ognize the demand. And so Springer ha I tbe
aatisfaction of having tho yeas and nays
called, with the result: Yeas, ISM; nays, 57.
The house then adjourned, the Republ icans
being jubilant over their success and the
Democrats feeling correspondingly de
pressed. REPLYING TO INGALLS' SPEECH.
t'ance and Butler Contribute to the Hace
Wassiingto!. Cmr, Jan. 31. When fena
tcr Vance took possession of his seat in the
k'nate yesterday morning he found his desk
iecorated with a basket of roses beai tiful
snd fragrant. Attached to the basket i as a
rard on which was the inscription: 'Tithe
Hon. Z. B. Vance, the honorable, fai'-hful
iud impartial defender of the welfare ot the
ions of Ham."
Plagned with Old Mistakes.
Where the flowers come from did no ap
pear, but the occasion of the gift wa the
North Carolina senator's day to takt the
floor with a speech on tho race que tion.
The galleries were crowded, as when ance
(peaks there is sure to be fun. Vanct aid
the crimes and mistakes of one generttion
plague tbe people of succeeding ones, it exe
cution of the law that tbe sins of the fathers
ire visited upon the children. He ref irred
to Ingalls' speech which be said threa ened
the south with t h midnight torch an I the
assassin's knife, the victims to be sleeping
woman ami children, but which ga- e no
dgu of a remedy for the evils complain si of.
Ingalls' Ides uf Justice.
The talk about justice meant that th I peo
ple of tin south should quietly r.ubmit o ne
gro rule wherever the negroes were ii, the
majority. Hince the war, whercve the
negro had ruled, his course had he-n in irked
by failure and ruin. A few years of such
rule would constitute a dsinawhaaWat on
the memory of those who authorized I , and
who had looked on with complacency si . long
as tbe thieves were Republicaus aud tb vic
Refer in Northern Prejiidires
He referred to the suppression of th pop
ular vote north of Mason and Dixon 'n line;
to the exclusion of negroes f rum theatr and
other places there. He said it was u be
hoped that one black man would be i boson
to represent that section in congress some
day. and that an intelligent black man night
some day be sent to represent the I nited
States somewhere else than Hay ti and Li
The "Hands Off" Notation.
Vance said that he did not cm in. th tt the
tegro was capable of civilization : onl t that
se could not keep pace with tbe progi ess of
tbe while race. His solution for ths race
problem was "bands off " If the north
aould cease to interfere, there wasnc dan
ger that the negro would be driven to the
wall. Every speech in the senate denun
ciatory of the southern people only post oned
thu coming of that day of harm, n y be
tween the white and black races. Hi did
not flunk the bill of the senator from -iouth
Carolina fur assisting in the removal of the
negroes to Africa reached the case
Few people would leave the ' nit. d
state- under its provisions, and those
prolnbly would be the best. There
was plenty of room for the negro in the
northern and western states. "If," sa d he.
"the negro is a good thing, let us livid
htm." Laughter J
Hampton Quotes Ingalls.
Hampton then took tbe floor, and -ather
got a "twist" on Ingalls by quoting fro n The
Atlanta Constitution the following extract
L'nless history is a false teacher, tt is not
possible for two distinct races, not botiogeu
. us. to exist un terms uf political e. uality
under tbe same government. One r tbe
utberniustgo to the wall." And that, said
Hamptou. "is signed 'J. J. Ingalls.'" lamp
ton advocated the Butler bill for sending the
negroes to Africa, but said the work would
be slow, and that it should be entered upon
unly with full preparation.
OUSTr.D THE LIEUTENANT GOVE NOR
The Ohio Senate Puts a Repnbllca I Out
and a Democrat In.
Columbus, O.. Jan. 31. The Ohio senate
yesterdny took action iu the lieutenai t gov
ernorship contest. The sunimarizid evi
dence iu the case, as prepared by the uajor
ity of the committee u elections, was adopt
ed, with a resolution ousting . L La npson,
Republican, who was elected by 23 v. tes on
the face of tin returns, and giving th I office
to William V. Marquis, Democrat, wh no the
committee fuuud to be elected by some 5Uu
votes. The vote stood un unseating Lamp
am aud seatiug Marquis: Yeas, is. nays, 16
Senator Massie, Republican, heiu sick
and absent. Ijampson was given an oppor
tunity to speak, and said be was duly elected
last fall as lieutenant governor, un 1 not
withstanding the vote just taken he w uuld
continue to act and fill the office.
III. National League Managei
New YniiK. Jan. 81. At the aessiui
Natiunn! Base Ball league managers
day the Buffalo club players were off
the League at prices ranging from t
i The matter was referred,
sud Baltimore knocked for aduiissiot
League, which would make twelve
but tbey were not admitted.
ttenounced Wlndom's Bill.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 81. The vie
dents uf the Colorado Hllver asaoclati
here yesterday. Ex-Senator Tabor a
id ot h
era spoke iu favor of unlimited coi
silver, and resolutions demanding sui
ace and denouncing the Wiudom bi
Brasil Again Recognised.
Washington Citt, Jan. 81 Tbi
dent yesterday uominated William I
of Ohio, to be solicitor general, and
Adams, Jr., of Pa., to be minister)
tontiary and envoy extraordinary to
Disgraceful Conduct of a Mob
3AVAGE ATTACK ON AN EMPLOYES.
A Dispute as to a Wages Question Results
In Both Tarlles Becoming Furious A
A Mob of 8eventy-Flve Men Assault a
Bank President and Beat and Klch Him
to Insensibility The KhertflT a Witness,
but I'nable to Interfere.
Wichita, Kaa, Jan. 30 President Arm
trong, of the Conway County Savings
lank, was assaulted by a mob of infuriated
aborers yesterday and nearly pounded
death. Ilia injuries are so severe that the
ittending physicians hold out only slight
lopes fur his recovery. Couway Springs ia
rwenty miles southwest of this city, and the
sank at that place is considered one of the
ttanchest money institutions in this part of
the state. President Armstrong Is also the
rhief officer of a conqiauy oieratmg a sugar
manufacturing plant, consisting of a factory
tod a sugar cane farm at Conway Springs.
The company employs about l'l men with
whom a new agreement as to w ages had re
wntly been made.
A Difference as to Wages.
A difference of opinion arose concerning
the time when the new pay system was to
go into effect, and, although several confer
fu e- had iieen held, no satisfactory conclu
don was reached. The employes insisted,
tfter the cotnjiany had for weeks paid under
:he new scale.that they were being defrauded
it a portion of their wagas, and alleged that
fctt.OOO was still due ihein. Gaining no sat
sfactlon from their immediate superiors, the
laborers sought President Armstrong, who
promised to investigate the difficulty. Sev
ral conf eivnees were held, but no headway
' as made, and the men grew more ugly as
ihey feared their interests were being jug
gled with. After a consultation without re
sult with the president Wednesday night the
men held a secret meeting and determined to
make a last demand yesterday, and if given
no satisfactory reply, to adopt desperate
An Angry Interview.
aWfwRty-five men accordingly called on
Mr. Armstrong yesterday, and on being told
that he was not to be seen at that hour, just
forced their way to his private room. Tbe
spokesman demamlisl an immediate decision
with reference to tho disputed point, and
when Mr Armstroii said that it could not
be given until the directors met, insisted on
having an answer at once, or they would
march upon the factory and raze it to tbe
Dragged Out of His Office.
At this Armstrong grew furious, and or
lered the men to leave his office. Then one
d tbe lalsuvrs mounts! a chair, and, in an
incendiary talk, suggested that as satisfac
tion could seemingly not be had from tbe
company the men avenge their wrongs on
Armstrong, whom thoy now had at their
mercy. Tbe spokesman and lour others left
the room hurriedly, but the others made
s wild rush for Armstrong, who
Touched back to the wall, and with a
revolver upraised threatened to shoot. Ths
foremost of the mob quickly struck Arm
strong ou the face and arm. tbe pistol fell to
the floor. The bank president was seized by
half a dozen of the maddened laborers and
borne from the office, and down tho s'eps of
the building Into the street, followed by the
thers, I he crowd causing an uproar that
boded no go.sl to their victim, nor to any
one daring to interfere.
The Brutal Asaault.
As they dragged the banker along some of
the party began kicking him. and nearly all
of them wen- soon engaged in this cowardly
business, both kicks and blows being show
wed on their helpless victim, so that by tbe
time they had gone 1 . HJ yards he was blood
ing and unconscious.
Howled for His Life.
On the outskirts of the village the party
halted, but the demands for vengeance had
not yet tsen quelled. The more conserva
Uve of the workmen here attempted to quiet
their boisterously yelling and frantic fellows,
bati the latter, forgetful of everything ex
cept their misMion of revenge, howled for the
life of their victim Armstrong had par
tially recovered, but could not speak. It
was impossible for him to reply to the de
mands of the men, who. thinking his silence
was a further defiance ot their alleged rights,
again broke out into furious rage. But for
the action of some eight or ten of the men.
who stood guard over the banker's prostrate
body. Armstrong would undoubtedly have
been stoned ami pumuiclcd to a j dly.
A Lyurhing Proponed.
Tbe balked madmen then turned upon
those nbo decided that the victim bad been
sufficiently punished A free fight among
tlie factions thus caused was imminent, when
one big fellow appeared rope in hand wbich,
be cried was procured for the purpose of
banging tbe company's representative. Thu
diverted the attention of tie furious factions
and a rush was made with the rope for Arm
strong. His guards, however were now re
inforced by many wbu deemed lynching too
grave for the offense, and the mob was con
fronted by an almost equal number of oppo
nents. This stopped proceedings and they
left the bruised body lying aud want off.
Some of the bank employes who had fol
lowed picked Mr Armstrong up and carried
him home, where tho doctor said he had a
bare chance for life.
The SlierlfT Powerless.
The sheriff was a witness to the sceno. but
was powerless to interfere, having no one
upon whom be could call for assistance. No
arrests were made The feeling among the
people of the village seems tu be against the
sugar company but no blame for the exist
ing trouble is attached to Armstrong
Talmagr Aorrpta an Kdltorahlp.
London. Jau. SI. It is stated that while
in this city recently Dr. Talmage, uf Bruok
lyu, N. Y , decided to accept the editorial
chair of The Christian Herald, published in
New York. Dr. Talmage will sever his
connection with periodical literature, and
will devote his energies as editor exclusively
to The Christian Herald.
Want the Fifteenth Amendment Repealed.
Jackson, Miss., Jan. ol . The memorial
rcceutly introduced by Oen. A. M. West in
the house of representatives, asking tbe re
tain! by congress of tbe fifteenth amendment,
was reported ufsru favorably yesterday. A
minority report, recommending that the bill
do uot pass, was also read.
A tlrantl llukt with a L'anrer.
KT. 1'ETKRMBLtRO, Jan. :ll. The disease of
the Urand Duke Nicholas is declared to be
cancer. There Is no hope that be can ever
be cured He goes to Nice unly in tbe en
deavor to proloug bis life.
Hi- Lanirtry Dangerously 111.
Lonuon, Jan. BL Mrs. Langtry's friends
are greatly alarmed at her condition bhe is
cuusidereil to be daugerously 111.
Impaled ou a Lamp Pout.
London. Jan. 31. A terrific hurricane
dossed over Nurdhasen, Prussian Saxony,
yesterday, causing great damage. When
the storm burst upon the town a lineman
was engaged iu repairing a wire on the roof
of a house. The force of the wind swept him
from the roof, and in his fall bo struck tlie
top of a lamp post, which passed through his
body, killing iiiui instantly. The exertions
of several men were required to release the
dead body from its impalement.
Twenty-Five Years on the Third Trial.
Peuria, Ills , Jan. ill "Bud" Farris. of
Fulton county, was yesterday sentenced to a
term of twenty live years in tba state pani
teutiary at Juliet for tbe murder of Htepbeu
Me' fci.ee This was the third trial, he hav
ing been setiteiicwl to the death penalty at
the first, tbe jury disagreeing iu tbe second.
Got S15.000 for a Leg.
HoPKlNsru-LC, Ky., Jan. 31 A jury baa
awarded 115,000 -damage to William Kauff
man against tbe Louisville and Nashville
Railroad company for damages. Kauffman
had his leg crushed between two cars. It
had to be amputated.
A Nice Scheme of Bank-Wreck-.
TEIEL TO OOME THE IVES GAME.
Some "Napoleons of Finance" Get Into
Trouble How to Do Business with Lit
tle Capital. If You Don't Get Caught
Buying a Banh anil Making It Pay for
ItselfA Bobber' Deal Falls to Make
Nkw York, Jan. 31 The suspension of
the Sixth National bank Thursday develops
into a story of bank wrecking which in bold
ness of conception and audacity of execution
must take rank above eveu the sublime
achievements of "Napoleon" Ives. With
the aid of a comparatively small
working capital a gang of schemers gained
control of three banks the Lenox Hill, the
Equitable, and tlie Sixth National and
stripped them of an amount eqqivalent to
twice tbelr capital stock. The last bank to
be seized, tho Sixth National, was paid for
out of the assets of the institution itself, by
using the other two banks to crtify falsely
checks to the amount uf three tunes their
The Thieving Plot Kxposed.
Before these fraudulent checks were pre
sented sufficient money had lieen raised on
the assets of the Sixth National to meet
them Discovery came through informa
tion given by a faithful employe of the na
tional bank in time to save some portion
of its property from the wreckers.
Prompt action by the national
bank examiner and the authorities se
cured tbe recovery of a fraction of the stolen
securities and the prosecution of some of the
implicated persons. Two arrests were made
by United States deputy marshals last night,
and others are expected. So far as now ap
pears the net amount stolen is about 8700,000
which nominally falls upon the Sixth Na
tional Lank. The Equitable and the Lenox
Hill are liable to the Sixth National in the
amount of (150,000 and $100,000 respectively,
on checks which they falsely certified.
Captured Part or the Swag.
The president of the Sixth National is P.
J. Classen and he is one of the leading spirits
in the fraud. The expose came when an at
tempt was made to dispose ou Wall street
of $6 0,000 of the bonds owned by the Sixth
National, a broker named George H. Pell
being the man who tried to market the
bonds. Mr. Cohlsen, cashier of the bank,
reported the transaction to tbe clearing
bouse and an investigation was had, which
resulted in the closing also of the Sixth Na
tional, the bonk examiner then demanding
from Classen the return of the securities.
The examiner by his prompt action, suc
ceeded in getting t301,000 of tbe bonds.
Those Missing Bonds.
Commissioner Hepburn stated last night
that thus far the missing bonds par value,
$421,000; market value, $482,466 are still
missing. There are loans of $180,000, for
which the security on hand is very dubious.
There are $S8,0O0of protested notes of Broker
Pell, who is said by some to have schemed
the whole transaction. The other asset seem
to be all right. He says it is the most au
dacious case of bauk-wrecking in the history
of this city.
I . laud Will Pay the Deficit.
Mr. Tappan siad that counsel for Mr.
Leland has announced that any deficit in the
assets will be paid by Mr. Leland in full. He
further stated that in his opinion the price
paid to Mr. Leland tor his stock was exces
sive. Tbe price received by Presidjnt In
land for his stock was $8M per share, though
tbe quoted market value was but $350.
Leland was the former owner of the Sixth
National, from whom Classen bought tbe
George H. Pell was arrested at his; home
last evening and taken to Ludlow street jail,
where he was locked up.
Washington City, Jan. 31. The senate
yesterday passed the bill appropriating $1,
000,000 to enable a census to l taken of
farm mortgages, etc. Sherman opposed,
saying that tbe statistic would he of no
value, and the money ba MM The vote
was 4T ayes to 4 noes. The public buildings
committee was instructed to inquire into tbe
need of an addition to the White House. and
a new government printing office. Speeches
Were then made by Vance and Hamptou on
the race question, and atter an executive
session the senate adjourned to Monday.
The bouse continued the exciting debate
begun Wednesday on the question of a quo
rum as brought up by Speaker Reed's rul
ings. The fi";ht raged all day, and ended
in the defeat of the Democrats, wlio made
the contest on the approval of Wednesday's
Lounabrrry'a Bondsmen Will Pay.
Nsw York. Jan 31 The l-ondsiuen who
were on Cashier Lonnsberry's bond, of the
postofllce. yesterday morning decided to
make no contest over the obligation of the
bond. After long conference-, with the rela
tives of Louuslferry Wednesday night and
yesterday morning they decided to make up
between them the sum. and to turn it over
to the postijfhVe authorities The ttondsmen
figure the amount at alout BttjBMl i.. .uns
berry's estate will just about indemnify the
Towdrrly Is a Candidate.
Pittsbi Bii. I'a., Jan. 31. A Scranton, Pa,
special to The Times says: General Master
Workman Powderly has written a letter in
The Truth denying the interview as to his
reported candidacy for governor on the
Democratic ticket Powderly say that he
baa not denied being a candidate, but did
not intend saying auytiiing on the subject
Brought I - a Case of Tplius.
Nkw York. Jan. :tl The steamship State
of Pennsylvania, twenty -two days out from
Glasgow, arrived at quarantine Wednesday
night after a very rough passage, with a
well-defined case of typhus fever ou board.
The victim is Johu Devlin, one of tbe fire
men, w ho was stricken w itb the disease last
Put in a Claim lor a War Debt.
Washington Citt, Jan. 31. Stewart in
troduced in the senate yesterday a bill grant
ing $4.42U,8H2 to the state of California,
$356, '-'7J to the state of Oregon, aud $40-.', D07
to the state of Nevada, for money expended
in aid of tbe Uuited states during the war of
A Steamer Mtut k iu the Ice.
Halifax, N. H. , Jau. 31. A dispatch
from Pictou says the steamer Htanley, from
Pictou tor Charlottetown witli mads aud
passengers, is stuck fast in the ice five miles
south of Pictou, and cannot move in any
direct i. hi She may be kept there for some
That Other Ulobe-OlrdUr.
Nkw York, Jau. 31. Miss Bisiaud, tba
other globe-girdler, got home yesterday,
having been 70 days. Hi hours aud 48 min
utes on the trip. She was welcomed by a
large crowd. She was ten days crossing ths
Atlantic, while if she had corns on tba la
Champagne she would have arrived last
Sunday. She misinformed us to the lat
(Snlug to Nurse the Lepers.
Nkw York, Jan. 31. Amoug the passen
gers ou the steamship Bothnia, which arrived
yesterday from Liverpool, was Sister Rosa
Gertrude (Amy Fowler), a Doiiiiuician uun,
a native of England, aged 30 years, who is
on her way to Molokai. in the South Pacific,
to devote her life to the care of the lepers in
thu leper settlement ou that island.
Fatally Hurt by a train.
t 'art haul. Ills., Jan. 81. A passenger
tram ou the Chicago, Burlington He Quincy
railroad, near Plymouth, struck a young
man named Sam Huston Wednesday even
ing, fata 11 v injuring him. A wagon and
team were destroyed.
French Tax oa Foreigners.
Paris Jan. 81. In tbe chamber of dep
utise yesterday the bills to tax foreigners and
employers of foreign labor passed tbe first
Latest Styles and the most
MUg Curtain Stretchers
OUT OS SOUSNU rSAMt.
Will Ssve you Money, Time and La'oor.
EvkV HousiKiiris Shoi i d Hav Onk
aay Isdy cio operate them.
For 8ala By
TELEPHONE NO. 10M.
latin n s I-
For the Best, and Solid
A Pretty Swedish BM Shot, the Assassin
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 31. A special
to The Tribune Irom Sioux City, Ia, says:
Annie Carlson, a pretty Swedish domtic,
employed in the family of S. T. Davis, was
murdered yesh-rday in cold blood by Hans
Lander, who was Davis' stableman. Tho
girl had refused the attentions Lander sought
to show to her. He wantwi to acenmpauy
her to her home last night, but she woulti
not allow it. She started, and Landt-r waited
on a street corner for her to pass, and then
Bred two shots from a n-volv.-r, one shot
pierriug Ihe Rirl's heart au.l the other tbe
brain He then turned the revolver to his
temple, blowing out his own brains. The
girl was only It. years aid ami very hand
some. Vlrtiiry (or it.. Waal . o.
St. Louis, Jau 31. The fourth match of
the series of national trap-shooting con, peti
tions between the teams representing the
east and west came off here yesterday. The
contest was the closest so far. and resulted in
a victory for the western contingent by a
score of 12 birds to ITS. McMurdy and
Whitney, of the eastern teams then shot a
match with Build and Stice, of the western
ers, the latter winning.
Will Sue the I ii.i, ...n.ui Hoard.
New York. Jan. H Johannes Hammer,
the young tailor who was sent to Wards
Island as a paujier immigrant a short time
ago and litrated by the courts ou Monday,
has instructed his counsel to bring suit
against Emigration Commissioner Stephen
son, individually, tor .x'umi. and against
the members of the lioar.l, colle.'tivelv. for
The Snow Blockade Raised.
Sax Francisco. Jan. 81. The snow
blockade on tbe Central facirlc was raised
at I p. m. yesterday, seventeen trains
starting west from Reno and Truckee. Tba
regular west bjund train lelt here last eveu
ning. THE MARKETS.
Chicago, Jan. 80.
On the board of trade to-day quotations
ranged as follows.: Wheat No. February.
opened , closed 74"r: March, opened
and closed TWfcr; May. ojiened TV.4c. closed
7(4-Hc.. Corn- No. 2 February, opened 2Wc,
closed 28c; March, opened :tUc. closed 2?-sc
May. opened m, . rlosxd ulsV- Oats
No. C February, opened Etc, rlied 20T$c;
March, opened . closed vm,; May. opened
"V. closed 22,-lvc Pork - February, opened
f '.071,. rinsed S.S2 Marrh. opened $.SU,
ad tMtj May. olM-ned tUlHH, closed
fM.fCl,. Lar.1 -February, , i.c i $0 3. closed
L ve -tuck The following were the quota
tions at i h Union stock yards: Hogs-Market
ripened moderately active, with heavy lota 5c
Libber, other grades un hanged; lighl grade,
IHawOTaa. rough packing. $a.7Uii,:i.7j; mixed
lets, $'-1.703.8.1; beav packing and shipping
Produce: butter Fancy Elgin creamery, as
'a 27c V ft: finest dairy. let&JOc. parking stock.
t. 5c. Eggs -Strictly tresh. MgtHic V doi.;
icehouse. 10u.llc. Live poultry -Hens. 7&8c
V : turkeys. ducks. !.il0: geese, gtkaWjft
i.ltl f uoz. Potatoes--Beauty of Hebron. 36.a
37c fci bu. on track: lommnn an.l mixed lots,
4j.'12c. Apples tiood to fancy, f jf f V bbl.
C'ranu-rriee- Wisconsin. $--. .0 ..:, per loi.
Nkw York. Jan. fti
tVhaat No, 2 re.1 winter. (SiSc cash: do
K.-i ruary. Si4c: do Man h, StMig?: do April.
siijiSic: do May. (S7c. 1'orn -No. 2 mixed,
Kft cash: do February. !"(;: do March.
.C-i do April. 3: do May. UVc. Oats -.uiet;
No. I mixed, UWc cash: do February,
2tSviC; do March, litMfcc; do Mav. 2Sc. llye-
ull. Barley Nominal. Pork ull; mess,
: ie m . i i 5 for new. lrd yuie:; Febru
ary. f. 1.1; March. .6.33.
Live Stock: tattle So trading in leeves;
Ii.ssimI heat, v.i, ,ito, t ...lnutou to prime
snlf. i...ii,:'4i i' it aheepandl tabs liarely
stead) . awaep, 14.5800.41): la i s. ILAumtTJU.
nog Nriiili nominal, live hot's
Hay IJuland prairie, tr 90.
H.iy Tlmetey tC OxaiC SO
Hoy-Wild, ti 00OI 0J.
Oos 1 Soft Tlo
Uord Woo$S & tgf4.i ,.
This powder never varies. A marvel of pnritr
strangta and wooiesomasss. Mora economics'
than the ordinary kinds, sad cannot be sold in
competition with the multitude of low test, short
weight alum or prphosphata powders . Sold only
In cant. Hotal BAKiaa Powokh Co., 108 Wau
St., N. Y.
attractive prices combined make
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1622 SIECOZlnTID AVEKTUE,
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN BtoytK. This is beauliful in
its ornamentation, novel in many of iu feature- is bound to be a a,m seller Be
Z1kim"inlrtoV point for affer siei,,K it Jou w,n
I have of course a supply of the Oelebrmted ROUND OAKS This ba bee-i
yg" . P H fa M tbeT dare o, ttrupoIoa. parlies, b
In, ( de,ved "b;iy lbfi Row Oak- made b P. D Beckwitb. I am the so:e
agent for above goods as well as other desirable g la, Hardware etc
JOHN T. IMOFTSKER.
Cor. Third avenue aud Twentieth St., Rock Iulaud
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
tide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent'a Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
vnafffabhcil, "W UNEQUAL. LED.
PUREST IN THE W OIII I)
Paris Exposition, 1SS9 g?mZ3:
Ask your Crocer for
MENIER CHOCOLATE (YELLOW WRAPPER).
bra x err nousE, umox
A J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH 6c SON,
125 and 187 Weat Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
1623 Second Avenue.
square, xejt york.,