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THE ROOK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, FERBUARY 1, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W "OTTER.
FRIOA.T. .January 81. 1890.
Krwjne ntly sabacrlW mill their paper for
On) flMM OT other. and on tr ln tn rh ofncc
Una It riool To orrvlet this difficulty arrangr
ments have been mad to leavu etra coptea of
the DaiiT Aroc each eventntc At Thomas drag
siorr, wrier aurwrrUiiT wbo fall to receive their
pi er ran rcii ra a eo;,y.
Hnw Thaakfnl Wr Bhoald He.
If tongue were all attached to brain.
How tbaokfal we ahnuld be I
If ,-h' g" were barred from railway train.,
Row thankfal we ahnaia be !
If fad, and fo hleawer, tabooed,
if gum ere not by ladle ehewed.
If death would kindly e'eal tb, dude.
How thankful we aboold bat
If eat, won'd only ,)p at night.
How thankfal we eboald be!
If money would not g. t en tight.
How tlisnkfnl w abonid be '
If women would not talk forsooth.
If ladlv' hale were leaa nneouth.
If wsalh, r clerk would ten the truth
How thankful we abonid be :
If Fleherroen would (tick to fact,.
How thankful we ould he I
If men w.nild between lb, act,.
How thankful w ehould bal
If glria In ftont their bata would dofl.
It folk would atop at home who cough.
If empty gun would not go off.
Hon tbaukful we bould b I
- Bontor. Counc
il drink men' Brief would really drown.
How tbakful we ehould be!
If. on the floor, .ack, fell point down.
How thankful we ehould he '
If bahlee w uld not cry at night.
If politician, wou d do rlht,
If men would pay th Ir debt, at eight.
How thankful we fhould be'
If railway train war, never late.
How thankful w, ebonld bal
If horee oar never Bade na wait.
How thankful we ehould be I
If ben, woo d eeratch away from home.
If dog- would bark when burglar roam,
If beer wa, never two-. bird- foam,
How thankful we ehould be!
- Bo ion Trencrlpt.
I' boarding hnae were all right.
How tl ankful wa hould be!
If would give a decent light.
How than ful we hould he '
If alarr-day wa twice a weak.
If plumber, could b it etop the leak.
If we ml ht And all thing we aeek.
How thankful we should bal
If every man got hie juet due.
How thankful we ehould be :
II many war, not ,lave to few.
Row thankful wa ehould bal
If halrlea ha-h were vrved to eat.
If ilea'-beat prince were lace "weel,"
If Dubunue girl had amallerfeat.
How thankful we honld be'
If LaOrlppe" hadne'ereroedRiila'bor
low thankful we ,bould be
I' fat men didn't alwaya more.
How thankful we abonid be:
If peoi le were really what thay aeem.
If girl trtrt alway "aweet alzteen,"
If free lunch pritxele ware not ao lean.
How thankful we abonid be
THK LAST OF KAKTH
i ii Mffrvirrn of Mian tiiee t
mumm mm r Harh ... u ...
The handsome liomn of Mrs. E. S.
Webber on Elm street contained large
gathering nf mournlm; friends at If)
o'clock thin morning anziotia to pay
the last eartbly tribute to Mis Alice
. vreooer int. solemn services
for tbe dead were conducted by
aaw. C. L. Morgan, of tbe Con
K'egational church at Moline, who mule
a beautiful and touching allusion to the
character of Miss Webber and spoke in
words of consolation and hope of the
triumph that comes in tbe close of a life
o full of loveliness, holiness and purity.
ouartette composed of Mrs. Frank
Gould, Miss Jessie Bogue and Measra J
K Cooke and L E Knocke, gang Im
pressively. "Lead Kindly Libf and
"Asleep in Jesus." There was a wealth
of magnificent n ral tributes, includ
ing everal pillows, burps, wreaths
and a bunch nf Etster lillies from
Mrs i A Castleman at Sao
Anionia, Tei Tbe pall bearers were
Messrs Phil Mitchell. E. H. Ouyer, C.
K Miter. John F Weyerbauser. E B.
Keator and W. H. Marshall. The inter
ment was at Cbipplanock. whither many
of the floral offerings were taken In ad
vance of ibe funeral corUfg, and tbe
grave bet. 'led with them.
Mil WARNOCK a FDHBRAL
The funeral of Mrs. Hugh Warnock
occurred frm tbe family home. 428 Sec
ond street, tbis afternoon. Rev. Marshall,
of tbe 0 P. church, officiating. There
waa a large attendance of friends, show
ing tbe esteem In which the deceased was
held The pall bearers were Measra. D.
P McKown. J W. McCoab. Ir. J W.
Stewart. John Taylor, John Bailey and
Sorrow has again invaded the bnme of
Mr Wm Ec.kermn,r)29 Eleventh avenue,
and snatched away bis Infant daughter
eight days of age. death occurring yesier
day afternoon Thisisthe third child Mr.
and Mrs Eckerman have lost within a
abort time and Mrs Eckerman lies at the
point of death The gympntby of all Is
extended to Mr Eck-rman in tbis terrible
MR V ANDHCFF 8 FCRBRAL
The funeral of the Ime Henry Vandruff
occurs from the M E. church at Milan at
10 o'clock tomorrow moruing. Rev Kerr,
Tbe jury in the Margaretb-Wynert case
found for the plaintiff, and tbe jury in
tbe Bowman-Coyne cine failed to agree
and waa discharged.
An additional venire of jurors waa or
dered by Judge Smith last evening to re
port Monday afternoon The following
were drawn i
William Baiter. South Moline. E. H.
Wright, Rural; A. U. Anderson, C. A.
Renck, H. L. Hemenway, Moline: Wil
liam Kay, Rock Island; Samuel Adams,
Nelson Secord, Cordova; Isaac C. Foster,
Drury; Alexander Hayes. Anthony
Wencks, Andalusia; Reinhold Letach,
Kit Corbin, Hampton, Alois Friescbe,
The Future Mains of Canada.
New YoHK, Feb 1. Profeaeor IMdwui
Hmith, nf Canada, dnllvtrel an address last
night hafure t h Nineteenth enturv club
on "Tiic political relation of Canada to
Urrat Britain and tbe (Tutted Htates " Ho
beiiiivoa that ultitnnto aniioxution la inevlta
bkn, anil mean will!-, lie nrgm tin ailoptinn of
i ommercutl union
Wale Inquire After Langtry.
London, Feb l.-Th Prince of Wales
asnt Oscar Clayton yesterday to inquire
after th health of Mrs. LanRtry, in whoae
aasa blooil poisoning hi f-arvd.
Paruell Issue a "Whip."
Lonimi.n, Fob I l'arnell ha- issued a
written call to hi follower that nothing bt
perinittcil to prevent their attendance at tho
opening Ol pnrli imeut
Killed five Men.
ajOanl iwk 1 -AtKalkberg, a suburb of
Delta, rrueaut, yesterday, tba By wheel of n
tu leaning aaantif buret whllu in rapid mo
tion, killinjr. Hvr inaai
WAR TO THE KNIFE.
"No Surrender," the Cry of the
A OALL TO BATTLE FROM RANDALL
Be Write from Ilia Slek Room to the
Democratic Caucua I'rglng Kealataiica
to the Hitter K.ud Another Day of Cp
raar, Din lug Which the Republieana
Make Nome Progreaa The Cotiteated
Klectlon Caee Reached and tlie t'om
mlltee'i l'oaltlon Stated.
Washington City, Feb. 1. The Demo
cratic caucus in the house last night waa
well attended. Holmnn, tbe permanent
oaucus chairman, presided, and in taking the
chair announced that the object of tbe cau
en was to d'-cuas a policy for th9 govern
ment of the minority during the present
struggle over the rnles. A note from Ran
dall wn rend, in which the ex-ap-'aker tirfrod
a continuance of tbe flht that has n
carried on fur the past three days. He ad
viil the meinliera of the minority to stick
to their gun-, and to lose no opportunity to
keep tli" K' puiillcan, from attempting to
pass cm any of the contested e'.ecvion cases
in the aba nee of a new code of rule. Ran
dall urged the renewal of the flllbu.aterini
tactics, claiming they were right and proper
under the en uni-tHiicv He ilcinnndod in
l oii.-lyajaaj that the Democrata almuld pre
vent anv letrialation tying on n'le I until the
new code la brought in. Randall aLn ad
vised again.- the plan of leaving tho house
in a at sly. Tho reading of tho note was re
ceived with much applause.
Carlisle Make a statement.
Carli-le made a statement that caused
some surprise among hla auditors. He in
formed the emeus that there hud been only
three meetings of the committee on rulas.
The first was held Jan. 24. There had been
no meeting in the committee room. ,-I have
never recs-ived notice In writing," said Car
Hale, "of a meeting of the committee on
rules -nice the meeting ot congress, but I
was . nt fat by Mr. Reed and met him.
Mi Kin!. niul Cannon in the speaker's room
at Mr R.ssl's request. We discussed the
rules for about an hour and hiive bad but
two meetings since in the speaker's room,
lasting about twenty minute each. I have
promptly attended every meeting called.
There baa been no meeting since last Monday.
An Informal Agreement.
Carlisle explained, an he had d..ne in the
Last Democratic caucus, what was contem
plated by the new code. He wan followed
by Criap and others. While aoine advised
caution in the proceedings of the house, too
concensus .' opinion favored a continuation
of the fight until the adoption of a new code.
After a long diacuawion the caucus adjourned,
having reached no conclusion, excepting an
Informal agreement to continue the dilatory
tactic of the past three days.
FOUGHT THE FIGHT THROUGH.
Th House Reache the Contested Klec
tlon Case Record of the Kow.
Washinoton Citt. Feb. 1 The show in
tbe chamber of the house of representatives
drew as large a crowd to the galleries yester
day as on either of the previous days, and
the 11 tit lasgiin again on the reading of the
journal. Outhwaite insisting on tbe reading
of the manuscript notes of votes Instead of
permitting us usual the reading of tbe names
fr itn The Congressional Record. Thespeaker
mi l" no objection to this, merely remark
ing: "Let the geutleman have his way,"
Mckinley's motion to approve the journal
and Spring '! s to adjourn followed in their
onl. r. Si nner BsTjehag that the reason he
moved an adjournment was to give tbe
rules committee time The speaker ruled
Hpringer out of order w hen he began to
apeak to hi- motion, and Springer said there
were no rules The speaker said there were
rulea those governing all parliamentary
aaanmbliea. which ma le a motion to adjourn
not debatable The vote on adjournment
waa M to 1S5, and the question recurrw i m
tbe demand for the previous question The
vote was taken-IrtO to d and amid loud
Democratic protests by Bland and others,
the speaker ordered Democrats present and
not voting to las recorded as sucb. This
aottled the previous question, wind, .M. Kin
ley had demanded.
Hred as Firm as a Rock.
A njii a- the question was stated to la
oiL'approval of the journal tbe storm broke
out. Bland. Springer and Bynum moving to
adjourn, the speaker rei using to listen, and
tbe former making the air ring witli denun
ciation of the "tyranny of tbe chair. The
Democrat who were not taking a hand tn
tbe controversy kept up a continual roar of
cheers in which part or the callcrieH partic
ipated, while th Kcpuhllcana Joined in the
uproar when the speaker insisted on his rul
ings, and the other part of tin jailer v audi
ence assisted. In refusing to entertain
Springer - motion to a,lourn. the cliair said
that he would entertain no morion, pnrlia-
m Mitarv or otherwise, win -u was made with
a view t. . , ilrstrucftoii
Mynum's Vigorous Onslaught.
ii.! ,ii. the turmoil Uynum of Indiana was
a conspicuous flgure He obtained the floor
on a question of pet -ounl ti ivile -e. but Im-
iiatelv branched ,, IT on a philippic di
rected against the speaker and the Repub
lican par'v Sboiitmg out In-denunciation
at the top of his voice, he could hardly make
him If heard in th mtiniial din of Demo
cratic cheer as aouie especially well-roundsl
aetitence of reprobation fell from In- l.p,. It
was Impossible in tho uproar lo catch iiiicli
of what he said, but probably in till Ibe his
tory of the bouse no memlier has ever deliv
ered himself of such a tongue-lashing of the
opposing vty as did Bynum.
oprlncer Mows an Appeal.
Ipon the last statement of the siieukcr
Springer apis-aled. wantisl to speak, but was
shut otT. and McKinley t ec. ,-ni.-. for a nue
tlon to lay the appeal on the t a bis Springer
protested wildly. Tremendous uproar. Per-
kins taunted the Iiemocrats with disgrace
ful conduct. Democrats rescinded likcwiee.
Lull in the storm. The roll was ordered to
be called, and as soon as the clerk begun ho
did Springer, keeping up hi- excited remon-etruiir-e
and defiance until he sank hack ex
hausted, the Republicans jeering. The Iiein
ocrats now iu-ld a ron-iiltnt ion in iirt. and
there was a ghiwt of order, the apeal waa
table I. the journal approved, and the day's
light wn- nearly over. All the votes were
recorded by the Reed plan, non-voting mem
bers being put down as present in sufficient
numbers to make a quorum
Tin Contested Klectlon at I .
The Demiaratx seemed to have concluded
to rest fur a while at this point, and Dal. ll
quickly look advantage of the quiet and pga
sen ted the report of the majority of the
election- c until it ti n tie Snutii .lack-on
oaae from West Virginia. He proeeedsi to
read the report and present the case of tic
Republican,, the Democrats at first showing
a disposition to raise Cam again, but by
Crisp's advice permitting Dalzell to proceed
uninterrupted, Crisp having failed to raise
lite question o: consideration i ex-ause tne
tpisakc declined to listen to him Thus
alter fliree days tight tho Republicans got
the case before the house, and as soon as
Dalzell had concluded the house adjourned.
THE TAKING OF THE CENSUS.
Instruction and Advice Issued by sn,i..i
Washi.mitun ('itv, Feb. 1 The work of
appointing ITS census supervisors is nearly
completed by Superintendent Porter He has
now prepared mstriicti us which are de
signed to assist them in managing the army
if sMI.UUU enumerators who will be engaged
iu collecting the statistics under their direc
tion. He ml viae- them that in the selection
of enumerators political affiliations are
not to be regarded, but men are to be select
ed for their fitness alone. Preference ia,
however, to be given to honorably discharged
soldiers and sailors residing in their re
ipective district. He directs that tbe divis
ion into enumeration district should be made
by rural divisions, and that tbe boundary
lines tie clear and unmistakable.
Wants It Taken Quickly.
In the opinion of Mr. Porter, the more
quickly tbe census is takeu, the better it will
be i a I., i . , and ao where two actually good
enumerators are to he nppotnte who will
complete the canvass in two weeks, ho ad
vises that it is better to divide tbe work,
than to have ons enumerator at -vork for a
month. In the appointment of en lmerators
It will be found advisable, Mr. Porter states,
to select men who have had sonv- previous
experience of official duty. Town.- hip asses
sors and other local officer's, post nasters at
small offices, country physicians and school
teachers are regarded by Mr. Porter as
likely to prove competent. Mr. P rter adila
that be is aware of no law maki lg women
ineligible for appointment as enun erators.
New Landing for Immlgra ota.
Washinoton Citt, Feb. L C overnor's
Island will replace Castle Garden, I Tew York,
,s tbe landing place of immigrant . arriving
in tbis country at the port of Now Vork. It
may take several day yet to detei mine tbe
legal status of Governor's island. Secretary
Proctor is entirely willing to pert lit a por
tion of Governor's island to he usee as an im
migrant station, and If be possesses
the power under the law to transfer
tho control of the island, or a part
of it, to the secretin. v of the treasury,
be is prepared to do so as soon as the neces
sary papers can bo made out.
Clarke Reported Conflrmed.
Washington Cm, Feb 1 It was re
ported yesterday that the senato in secret
session Thiiradav unanimously con Irmed the
nomination of John M Clarke, to be collec
tor of customs at Chicago. The confirma
tion was not aunounce 1, so the report goes,
because Far well wanted to mine a recon
The Inter-State Law Male.
WAsmvoTON Cmr, Feb. 1 The house
committee on commerce yosterda- signified
its disposition toward efforts to eeal the
inter-state commerce law by ord ;ring that
all bills with that end in view ! reported
hock to tbe house with the recouu lendation
that they lie on the table.
GOT HIS CIVIL RIGHTS.
A Colored Politician Astonishes a Res
Kansas City, Mo , Feb. 1. C. H. J. Tay
lor, the colonsl politician, who wts recently
appointed minister to Liberia am resigned,
went into a restaurant here vest, rday and
asked for a cup of coffee and pie The pro
prietor told him the pie and co Tee would
cost him tl. Taylor replied that the price
was all right, and tbe articles w.-re placet!
before him. Afterward he walked up to the
counter, took a handful of tookpk ks, threw
10 cents on the counter, and sai : "Now,
, sue me for the rest " I e walked
out of t he place before the aston sh. d pro
prietor coul I reply. The latter sa he will
sue tor the other W) centa, as Taylo accepted
the price before he began eating.
DROPPED INTO A HOLE.
Houses Over Pennsylvania Coal Minea
Wii.kesbarre, Pa., Feb. 1 Th-ee single
houses and a double block in th a town of
Plains, about four m.les from hen , dropped
nearly out of sight yesterday, tl e cave-in
being caused by the 'robbing" of pillars in
tbe old coal mines under the ti wn. The
care-in is likely to extend to the cemetery
and other portions of the town. There had
been warning of tbe trouble, and he people
had taken precautions so that no cue wn- in
jured. Herr Moat la No Freak.
New York, Feb. . The ropt ietors
of a museum called nt The Fre heit office
and offered Hei r Most, the Anurclist, $3)0 a
week to edit his paper in their mus um. The
proposition evidently was not fav irably re
ceived, for he deuounc si them in the most
vigorous on, liner for their offer, sp timed the
t'JHl a week, shouted that they cou.d go the
Jevil, ami wound up by telling tin in that be
would throw them down stairs if thev did
not hustle out of his ofaVsa
Crushed and Scalded tn lie
Lancaster. Pa Feb 1 On tl
tiv I .ii in 1 --t company's lailriiad,
east of here vc-tei day, a lumber tr
, kil ken-
in two on a steep 'rade, and the
was speeding to avoid iieing run ii
roar portion, when the engine wa
at a curve, and the train was wrei
gineer L. F Crouch, of Havei
crushed to death. The fireman i
men jiiiiitn'd, uud bad narrow ,-s
lirlef Canaed Hla .WAsssMl
ito by the
n. San Francisco. Feb 1. Fred
lie, of the
man, purser of the steamship t i ea
Occidental and Oriental steamship
committed sucided yeritenlav. Mr
expected to meet bis w ife upon ln
lirt on Jan. H. He waited pat
Mrs. Fuhrman's arrival until
w-heu he received word from hi- tre
east telling him that his wife hud
was so overcome with grief that
nds in the
ABBREVIATED TELEGRA VIS.
Walter Iiaehme, a bookkeeper, i otnmitted
auicide m Chicago Friday, by blowing his
It i-. iwtimated at the treasury di partmetit
that the public debt reduction fo January
will be 11,5(10,1100.
Mrs L. B. Caswell, wife of the congress
man, dnsj at Fort Atkinson, Wis., Friday, of
a complication of ailmenta.
The aggregate of internal revet ue collec
tiona at Peoria, Ills.. Friday, was 588,712 tj,
and for the month tl.77b,681.61.
It is said that an English syndicate with
?'.'" 000,1100 capital has an envious eye on all
the ansh and door factories in this country.
A. L Brown, the real estate aent who
left LaPorte, Ind. , a few days ag in debt,
has returned and says he will ay all he
Robert Gibbons, the man shot by Capt
Schucttler, of tbe Chicago polici depart
ment, in a saloon row Tuesday n ght. died
Mrs Johu J. Copninger. the eldt t daugh
ter of Sf-cretary Blaine, is seriou-ly ill at
her residence in Washington ity with
brain trouble. She was much bett r Friday
Martin Moelin, of Metropo'is. Ii .. hid 15'
kegs of beer seized last summer. He sued
for possession and du mages and F riday get
Judgment, giving him his Issar in t not the
The testimony before the coroner in the
Mouon disaster cose is conclusive is to the
fact that the piles of tbe fatal treitlu were
rotten, and the road at that point in a very
Telegrams from Crete tell of increased
murders or both Christians and 1 urks and
indicate a much worse state of at airs than
has hitherto existed. The Chmtiaus are
fleeing to the mountains.
Tbe jury inquiring into the cai se of the
natural gas disaster at Culunibut.O , bos
rendered a verdict laying the dame on
the contractor who laid tbe mains and left
one joint entirely uncalked
Bernie C Edwards and Louis I lough, of
St. Louis, attempted to fight a du ii Friday
morning, but tbe father of one of t young
sters got the police to take poesessi m of the
dueling grounds, and prevented the carnage.
In a fight at New York Friday light be
tween Chappie Moran, of Englind, and
Kelly, of Jersey City, both bautaro -weights,
Kelly knocked out bis antogonitt iu tbe
tenth round, '.after being nearly Icn wked out
himself. About $4,000 changed hands on
The statement of the Chicago, b jrluigton
and Quincy railroad for December show an
increase of tWtJtUM in the uei earnings
over the same it n last year. For the
twelvemonths ended Dec 31 tbert ie an in
crease of 57,To.ol iu the net earnings
Fritg Emmet, the actor, who had not
tasted liquor for five years, having previous
ly been noted for bis sprees, got no vs at At
lanta, Go., Thursday of tbe probably fatal
illness of bis wife, went to drinkin and be
came unmanageable His ilatos I are haan
A telegram from Detroit says hat "Pat
Grant," tbe Irish writer for Tbe Cb.oago In
ter Ocean, has been arrested on a : barge of
libel preferred by Dr. O'Reilly, treasurer of
tbe Irish Land league. Tbe alleged libel waa
uttered in articles to The "Ocean. " Grant
was held in $2,000.
The Alleged Attempt at Whole
sale Bank Wrecking.
OLAASSEN GETS THE PUBLIC) EAR.
A Complete Repudiation of Any shady
Tranaactlnns Question of Veracity
Raised by Cashier Coliton 1 eland
Tell the sim v of the Hale and Agrees
with riaassen The Latter In Official
ustody; Alao Pell Action of the Clear
Nkw York, Feb. 1. The alleged attempt
to wreck tho Sixth National, Equitable, and
Lenox Hill banks continues the subject of
interest in financial circles here. Pell, the
broker w ho sold the Sixth National securi
ties, was arraigned yesterday and In default
of $2o,000 bail sent to Ludlow Street jail,
where he spent last night, and where be is
likely to stay for a time Tbe latest devel
opment in the cose is a statement
from P. J. Claassen, the president of
the Sixth National, in which he denies the
charges agniust him in miast positive terms
and gives his story of ids connection with
the affnirs of the banks.
Not a Member of a Syndicate.
Mr. Claassen says: -It is not true that I
was a member of the syndicate that pur
chased a controlling interest in the Sixth Na
tional hank. It is not true that I have mode
personal loans to myself on said bank. On
the contrary I have checked on my other
personal bank accounts in this city, and have
deposited to my credit in the Sixth National
bank, and have not checked one cent against
it." He then acquits Gen. James Jourdan of
ny connection with tho matter, and also
Henry C. I 'uster
Tlie Negotiation with I.eland.
He then gives the following account of his
liuaucial mtgoHmtkmm with Mr. Leland,
former president ot the bank. "The first
time that lever saw Mr. Ldand, the late
prcsid. ni of the Sixth National bank, was
on Jan. tt, at 1 1 a. m., when certified checks
were tend 't-eil to him and accepted by him,
aMeffiaattag t., r.Vi.OnO. for which he turned
over the control of the stock of the Sixth
National Iwnk. These checks were deposited
by him in the Union Trust company and
were paid Hence, I was not a member of
Baa purchasing syndicate all the terms hod
bc-n arranged ami agreed to before I ever
tin t baas. On the morning of the 23.1, by
arrangement with Mr. Leland, I met him be
tween in and 11 o'clock at the National Park
Iwnk vaults, where he turned over to me the
securities belonging to the Sixth National
bank, and I tludiug them correct, as per
-tatoinent furnished to me by the chief book
kee)?r of the bank, receipted therefor.
Something for Cashier Colaton.
"Either the same afternoon or on the fol
lowing day, in conference with the cashier,
Mr. Colston, I learned that tbe bank lacked
cash means, and he suggested and I con
curred with him, that it would be well to
dispose of say from $S00,000 to $00,000
worth of the high premium tsmds. and have
the cash therefor, for the use of the custom
ers of our bank. My intentions were to rnise
the surplus of the bank up to at least $250.-
l and to In- enabled to a. commodate our
depositing customers, with ease to ourselves
and with convenience to them. I then
st.itisi to t he cashier that Is-fore I would sell
anv of these securities 1 would have to con
sult with the directors as well as with the
gentlemen who owned at least HO per cent,
of the controlling stock purchased, and 1
did so consult them. They also fully con
curred in the plan.
Hnw Pell Uot the Honda.
"I was requested to entrust the sale of
these Ism. Is, by these gentlemen, to Messrs.
Pell, WallucL & Co., who received thereupon
$i2J.ooo par value of these bonds to be sold,
for w inch they gave their receipt to the bank
which I duly turned over to the cashier.
subsequently .ni ol Hies, tsiiids were re
turned, $50,OBO in cash was paid, and for tlie
balance Messrs Pelt, Wallack A Co , gave
checks, mostly i-ertitled, to the bank on lost
Tuesday, Jau 2N But the hank examiner,
as well as the clearing house committee, de
clined to accept these checks as payment.
Accounted for All the Hond.
"It will, therefore, appear that I had no
proceeds from these bonds that I did not
account tor. and tbe checks thus tar not
covered by Messrs. Pell, Wallack & Co. are
still due to the Sixth National bank. It will,
tberclore, also be seen that the hank's assets
were uot used to purchase the stock. 1 fur
ther desire to say that lam not a director
not vice president of the Equitable bonk of
this city, nor am I such in the Lenox Hill
ashler Colston's IHerlatmer.
In repai d to riaassen statement that Col
ston ba l Iss'ti consulted in the sale of the
IHasM worth of tiords.the cashier last night
nt first refused to make any reply. He final
ly said it was false, though he would uot ob
ject to fathering such advice if the money
had len turned in. It is the general opin
ion that all the depositors will bo paid in
full as to all the hanks
Claaaaru Appear In Court.
About o'clock President Cloosseu ap
peared before the Cnittd Staun commission
er o. it h Ins counsel and two deputy United
s:aii-s marshals, and the warrant charging
bun with einls zzement are! misappropria
tion of fund- u a- rend to him. It was ar
ranged that Mr. Claassen's examination
should take panes at lo p. m. to-day, and
meanwhile he wa- paroled in the custody of
the niirshjils and his counsel. This was in
accordance with an arrangement made in
advance, that It Claassen would give himself
up lie should not be put in jail last night.
A warrant has Issen issued for tho arrest
ot .lame-, A. Simmons, who was made a di
rector of the reorganized Sixth National
Kx-fresldent leland' Statement.
Mr. Chiirli-s H. Leland, former president
of tlie Sixth National bank, has issued a
statement declaring that he bad considered
the stock of the bank to be worth in the
ue.ight.oi hood of $t0 for the last three or
four years. He says he had other offers for
his stock, but hell it nt that figure. He
wanted to sell hir stock nnu retire for some
time, but he wunted his own price which he
The Kale or tbe Bank.
"The purchasers met me at the bank on
Wislnesduy, the 22nd dny of Jauuary, at
noon." says Mr. Leland. "and paid me the
entire purchase price in cetifled checks as
agreed, and my stock was at once trans
ferred and the tionrd of directors reorgon-iz-mL
I deposited my checks on tbe same
day and they were paid indue course. It
whs not until the following dey that I deliv
ered to Mr. Clansseii, in the presence of two
witnesses, the keys of the safety vault box
containing the securities, and after tbe vori
ticatiou of the list of tbe securities I re
turned them to the box, locked it and deliv
ered the keys to Mr. Claassen, as the presi
dent of the bnnk."
Rxpelled the Sixth National.
One of the largest meeting ever held in the
clearing house took place at 1 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. Out of sixty three na
tional banks fifty-one were represented,
mostly by the presidents. The meeting
crushed out of existence at least under its
present ownership, the Sixth National bnnk,
by passing unanimously a resolution ex
pelling the lianl from the association.
Pater J. Claasseu, president of the broken
Sixth National bank was colonel of tbe One
Hundred and Twenty -third regiment dur
ing the war. He has a good military record
His friends are positive that be will come
out of the present affair with unstained
honor. Thev aver that if there has Immd uii
irregularity, it was on the port of others in
w hom he trusted.
Tit For Tat In Canada.
Kinustux, '.int.. Feb. 1 The district as
sembly of Knights of Labor at a meeting
yesterday approved Taylor's anti-alien bill,
shutting out American labor. Dissatisfac
tion waa expressed with Powderlv's neglect
of Canadian interests.
Wan a Hair a Mllliou Franc.
Paris, Feb. 1 The great Tombola prixe
of the Paris exhibition, amounting to half a
million fraucs, was won by ticket No. 0BS,N43.
The name of the bolder has not been
TRESSES OF GOLD.
They Become the Prey of a
AN OUTRAGE IK BROAD DAYLIGHT.
A Handsome Ulrl with Yellow Hnlr
shorn of Her Adornment In the Open
Street Shocking Dlaeovery la a Now
York Tenement No Arreate Ye, at Con
way springs Held for Killing Her
Fattier Shot Hla fton-ln-Law.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 1. A special to
The Tribune from Burlington, la., lays:
Miss Nt human is a well-formed, handsome
young lady residing in this city. One of the
most prominent features about her was her
hair, which was of a golden hue, and ex
ceedingly abundant. Sbo wears it now
short, for the following reason: While re
turning from an errand on Mam street yes
terday morning from which she had just
stepped into a side street, and while yet
within the view of passers-by, she was seized
from behind by a strange man, wbo encir
cled her waist with one arm and beld bar
fast while he rapidly ran a knife about her
head. Ho quicktly waa the whole thing done
that the young lady had scarcely time to
struggle or cry out, and in the next moment
the man had disappeared. The young lady
went home, told her story and fell into a
dead faint on tbe floor. No trace of tlie man
can be found. He is probably one of a gang
who rob young women of their hair in this
manner and sell it
HIDEOUS FIND IN GOTHAM.
A Craxy Ulrl Dlacovered In a Horrible
New York, Feb. 1. The police unearthed
a hideous ca-e of insanity yesterday in on
East Thirteenth street tenement. A patrol
man was attracted by tbe shrill cry : 'TU be
a good girl 1 Til be a good girl f often re
peated. He pushed his way through a nar
row, dirty and ill-smelling hallway and en
tered a rear building, and traced the criea to
two rooms on the ground floor. In the first
room he found an old woman and her son.
The surroundings were of the filthiest de
scription, but were clean beside what the
policeman discovered in the next room
A Pitiable Spectacle.
Seated on the headboard of the bed, glar
ing at him in the dim light, was a black,
hideous creature, entirely unclothed and
covered with dirt and sores, who swayed to
and fro repeating over and over again the
cry that had first attreeted his attention.
As soon as he had made certain that the
creature was really a woman he sent for an
ambulance and for more policemen. With
the aid of these and the ambulance surgeon
the wild girl was strapped fast to a stretcher
and carried out to the vehicle. She wa
driven to the hospital where her insanity
was pronounced incurable.
THE CONWAY SPRINGS OUTRAGE.
Banker Armatrona;' Condition The
Kioter Hold the Fort.
Wichita, Kan., Feb 1 Banker Arm
strong, wbo was handled so roughly at Con
way Springs Thursday, was brought hero
yesterday and is at tbe residence of H. C.
Richards, a member of the Conway Spring!
Sugar company. His physicians claim that
his recovery is doubtful. Advices from Con
way Springs say that not a member of the
company is in the town, all having left dur
ing the night. The farmers and laborers
at Conway are holding th fort. No arrests
have bceti made, and the company has paid
out no money claimed by tbosi creating the
diet ur I Mince,
Called Her Father and He tame.
Middletown, Mi. Feb. 1 Rule B.
Shoemaker, a young man of this place, was
shot aud dangerously wounded yesterday by
his tather-iu-law, Harry Crone, during a
family row Shoemaker aud Crone's young
est daughter, "Pet," quarreled about repair
lug a smoke bouse. "Pet" called ber father,
aud he came armed with blacksmith tongs.
Shoemaker .icked up a stone, whereupon
Croue got a gun aud shot Shoemakur in the
thigh and back.
Mur.h Cry and Little Wool.
St. Lot' is, Feb. I, The grand jury yea
terday made a final report of iu session and
returned one indictment charging William
liar tn bach, an ex-inember of the lower
house of the municipal assembly, with re
ceiving a bribe. No indictments were found
anent the recent gas aud railroad legisla
tion, over which such a low a as raised by
Charged with Klllinc Her Father.
Stracusk, N. Y., Feb. 1 Mr and Mrs.
Edward Ben l;y were arrested at Oneida
yesterday etiarged with the murder of Will
iam Hhintihurt. the (Wyear-old father of
Mrs Sculley. It is alleged that Mr. and
Mrs. Sculley tried to gel rid of the support
of the old man by killing him.
A nrilliant Yardlct.
BALT Moax, Feb. L John Friese, tbe dis
corded lover who shot and killed Miss
Oeorgie V. Stone near Hampden on Sept.
9, was con vie tad yesterday of manslaughter
and sentenced to ten years in the peniten
tiary. Friese u about years of age. Miss
Stone was IT years old.
The Shooting of Ulbbon at Chicago.
Chicaoo, Feb. 1. Police Capt. Schuettler
was detained by order of Superintendent of
Police Marsh yesterday by request of the
coroner, pending the result of the inquest to
be beld ou Gibbons' body. Gibbons died at
about V o'clock yesterday morning.
The Iowa Legislature.
Des Muikes, Ia, Feb. 1 The deadlock m
tbe bouse is still on and likely to continue.
Ten ballots were taken yesterday, each of
which resulted. Hamilton Si. Wilson 33, and
after it was all done au adjournment was
had. The meeting of the senate Was even
shorter, the only thing to be considered be
ing tbe matter of adjournment until next
Tuesday, uud that was done in about three
minutes and without a dissenting vote.
For High License In Vermont.
Rctlasd, Vl, Feb 1. The advocates of
high license and local option met here yes
terday and opened the campaign against
prohibition by a meeting which was attend
ed by representatives from nearly every
town of importance in northern and western
John Flankinton'e 11 lues a.
Milwai eee. Feb. 1. Though tbe public
is assured that tbe illness of John Plankinton
has passed the stage where there is imme
diate danger, there was a conviction last
night that "Uncle John" will not survive
many days. His friends say that he is very
The father of Roy Brvaut acrad a rr.
abducted bis son from a hospital in St.
A.ouis rrmuy wnile tbe boy waa ill with
pneumonia. Tbe hospital puople say tbe
exposure may kill tne child.
Paruell Aeke for Money.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 1 John Fitzgerald,
president of the Irish National league in
America, received a cablegram yesterday
signed "T.Harrington. M. P." as follow:
"Paruell strongly advises that no conven
tion be held by the league iu America at
present. General election pending ; urge our
friends to redouble their efforts to plana us
in poit ion for the contest. " Tbe reply waa
a dispatch announcing that a'2.0UU had bean
A Lone; Way to Hosue.
Liverpool, Feb. 1 The steamship Cas
pian has brought hither many passengers
from Baltimore and Halifax for Nt. Johns,
the ship having been unable to make St.
Johns on account of ice. Tbe passengers
were therefore forced to ao on to Liverpool
where they must stay a fortnight, thus tak
ing six weeks to make the original SOU miles.
Dr. MeGly nn sertouely 111.
Chicaoo. Feb. 1. Dr Edward V,.olm,s
tbe single tax advocate, wbo was to hava
lectured last night at tho Madison fit root
theatre, was taken nriraiale III nnrm ku
rival yesterday from Dei Moines, and by
. L. 1 : m - - I , . -
me aut ice oi a puysicion leu ior jow I ork
at 5:30 p. m. His ailment is bronchitis.
Latest Styles and the moat
CUT Of KXOISS1 FRAMf
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
BVBRY HOtrSKKEEFta bBOt LD Havi ONk,
any lady can operate them.
For Sale By
TELEPHONE NO. 1069.
I I M r ROVED
For the Best, and Solid
A CANADIAN DISCLAIMER.
Thay Declare That They Are Not Steallns;
Winnipeg, Hon., Feb. 1. With reference
to the dispatch printed some days ago charg
ing Canadians with wholesale stealing of
American timber in Minnesota, lumbermen
here claim that Mlnnesotaus themselvra are
the principal offender. One of them says
Americans have been despoiling the north
ern Minnesota pine forests for Ave years and
selling the timber to Canadian mills, who
had always supposed that tbe Americans had
authority to cut the timWr.
Buy Their Tinker from American.
There are five sawmills at Rat Portage,
and two of these purchase timber cut in
Minnesota every year from one Binley, who
is on American. The Kee vratiu Milling com
pany also purchases timber annually from
another American, whose name could not be
aeoertamed. The Ontario and Minnesota
Lumber company, of which Iiennis Kyan,
the St Paul millionaire, is tbe head, has ita
own limits in Minnesota and gets its entire
supply of timber from that state Another
company has limits in Canadian territory.
Tbe total amount ot Minnesota timber sawed
into lumber each year, including what is
sold by individual Americans to Canadian
mills, is 'Ai.OoO.o. m feet
DEATH LOVES A SHINING MARK.
The Hero or the Maryland Mining Region
Called to Kternal Hen.
Cumbbbxand, Md., Feb. 1 Hugh Gar
land Meems, aged S years, died last mgbt
at Mount Savage of typhoid fever. Mr.
Meems is the young civil engineer who, two
years ago, mode himself famous by walk
ing into the very jaws of death in a success
ful endeavor to save human lifa One of the
mines operated by the Consolidated Coal
company had been dr iven into an old work
ing that contained million of gallons of
water. Tbe men were apprised of tbe mis
bap by seeing a torrent rushing out of the
The Man for the Moment.
Young Meems took iu the situation in a
moment, and started into the mine alone
against tbe stream, wlileh was up to his arm
pits. He found the miners assembled to
gether in a chamber awaiting death. Meems
told them to follow him, and. taking a boy
on his shoulders, started. He guided the
whole party safely out Since that time
Mr. Meems has been tha idol of the coal re
gion, and bis death causes univeral sorrow.
LAMPSON GOES HOME.
Tha Ohio Lieutenant borernor Accepts
CoLCMBua. O.. Feb. L A personal conav
flict was looked for in the state avnate yester
day, it being expected that Lieutenant Gov
ernor Lamp&on would insist on taking the
chair. When he arrived in the chamber
President Pro Tern Adams was in the chair.
Mr. L-mpsou walktd up him and sat down
beside him "I am here to preside over tbe
delitaa-atious of this body.'" said he
"Well. I cuppose you see I have the chair,"
a President Pro T. m. Adams' answer.
Both MO ied. uud after talking ot other
matters a lew moments Mi. tampion de
scended and took a se-t on tlie floor of the
When tba senate ceme to order the Kepub
licans i resented a protest, w hicli was reject
ed. Mr Lampsou left for home later iu tbe
Ballot Reform In New Vork.
Albant, N. Y.. Feb. 1. The Saxton bal
lot reform bill was caperta 1 in the senatj
yesterday morning and made a special order
for next morning The majority report was
signed by the Republican aaaanbaraof tho
committee. Two minority reports were also
submitted. Senator ft was the signer of
one, which insisted upon adding to tbe Sax
ton bill provisions for general registration
and portiona of tbe English corrupt prac
tical act. The remainder of tbe Democrats
on the committee signed the other minority
report, objecting to the Saxton bill because
of ita provision for on exclusive official
This powdar never varisa. A marvel of parity
teeajjtn and waolaaoaaneat. Mora economics
than Qw ordinary kind,, and cannot be aold in
aumpeatUiiai with tne mulUtnde of low test, short
weiosu araaa ur pruaoepuoia powaere . sold On
nam Borax Banna Powmh Co., lot w
oi., a. a.
attractive prices combined make
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STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR fur Hard Coal
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel ia 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 yo will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS This has been
, ,hal a beig Cpied as far lhev d8rfi V unscrupulous parties, bin
don t be deoe.yed-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwith. I sm the arte
agent for above goods as well ns other desirable goods, Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third aveuue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
give up our
togaiu room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, IA.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 Wet Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
1623 Second Avenue,