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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, FEK13UABY 12, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHM W POTTSw.
Wednesd4T. February 12. 1800
Treqnwly subscribers miss tnslr paper for
jom, csutr or other, and on B'-tiiK to tbe office
Bnd tt cln, To oivtate thin dlfflculty arrange
D)nu hav been nude to leave eitrs copies of
M Dai i t Amu, each evening at Thomas' drag
anre, where subscribers who fall to receive their
par ar can eecare a co, y .
OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.
Regular Moatkly H retime erthe Honr.i
f I l .i.-nt loi. - Ti nmit OftWr'a Hr-
pur i I lie UrdnpiMoii Law
f irrcrt - h. r Hattera.
The board of education beld Ita regular
monthly meetlDg yesterday afternoon,
present President Thomas and all the
directors eicept Dr. Carter.
Truant Officer Kimball s report for the
month of January was received and filed
To tba Board of Education of Rock Island School
I su unit the following report. Paring
the month of January I have arrested
twelve aotua! truants and returned them
to their respective teachers or to tbelr
parents. I here not found during the
month anyone of compulsory school age
that was not enrolled in some school,
although one of that clasa has voluntar
ily been placed If scboal. the same hav
ing eeoaped my personal knowledge. I
And a Urge number of absentees monthly
on account of the prevailing epidemic.
Some because of the sioknese of other
members of the family. Many of those
who have had the dieeaae and are now
convelecent have not returned to school
and a large number are retained for no
good reason only for their services, hav
ing been in attendance the required eight
conseoutive weeks. I have notified all
sucb that the full sixteen weeks attend
ance will be required of tham, which as
a general thlntr they hve promised to
comply witb. Respectfully submitted,
B H Kimball, Truant Officer.
Rock Is..and Feb. 1. 1890.
Mr Kimbali also stated verbally that
the families wherein children had failed
to comply witb the compulsory vaccina
tion law bad agreed to act In obedience
to the board's action and the law in the
matter This is a triumph for the board
i bat will he read with gratification by all
Uw abiding sMMM who have a love for
the public school system of education.
A request from Mrs. Noasensen, teach
er of German. In the high school, that she
be peimitted to use a story, "Der Zwerg
Nase," waa referred to the superintend
ent with power to act.
The b ind of C. F. Lynde as treasurer
of the Rock Island school district in the
sum of $3.1.000. with Messrs. Phil
MitcbHI and P I, Mitchell as sureties
The following bills were allowed:
Henry Dart's Sons, $3 75. O. M.
Loosley. Oc. R I. Ots Co. $1; C. C.
Taylor. G -, T. B Thomas, $4 65. E O
Fraier. $68 ttl ; R I glass works,
f 18 25. Stephen U'Oonner. $6 60; Ruttan
Furnace Co. $275, fl.Bry Kroger.
$4 15 S I Kemble, f 9 50, J A disbop,
Weurtf I S Dimtm. w.. II known central IIM
swss rm.way man, 4M at Ikjaftf, Monday
l ii. i II r. !! a w.'ll kunwii lnkar nf
Delphi, In. I , iIimI Monday at the age of 73
H 1 riifT A Furnliaui, flak dealers of New
York havH full. I Liebilitius about flfiS,
law fire at (iraud ReptUs. Mich . Tusa
das KtSSTssM osjy osawsd a loss of 35,ooo.
Iintiirnn.'e II? H
J SSI H Jcycei saloon at Fair land, near
RkslbyvUle, Ind., was blown up with dyna
mite Monday night by temperance jieople, so
it i chai ge I
H " Kl l.'i Him, a preatliwr at At wood,
Isa,eairles a put. I hit Hook is badly worked
en an.! tin Hindi v .f his ihurcb have been
STinali. il t.. plr.-
Tbu I url.iigt.oii and Northern railroad has
givn sxMsss of M I M pr cent cut in
freight rntes l. tw i, i iucaK' and Ht. Paul,
to gn Into rfrVr-t in ten dura.
Pafri' ' Mi !i v.l ss rettvj "I the reewntly
formed Miners N:iii.imi wm lety. aays that
nle-s the SfjeraSars eesM Is tmm a strike
involving 75.IWI nieu will ordered.
Th' Hunk ..f li-rrieu Kprlig, Mloh. ,
KeeMfe, F'HtUrv.n A (' . proprietors, has
cl we.l i i .In .i9 .mi ll t a it. u Jn,00u. but
the firm auya It will pay . ary dollar.
A FOSnreU girl nmiml Mntir I I wards, at
Fort Ban th Ark. drosrw I karseJ in sight
of her santher. Tuea Im liemi. the latter
had clintid the n! I i . ui i:- her
On ttiouoiml men v. ,i :i ..,( hunt
Beer jMbsosMrilsBj III., I u i.r. They ur
roundel ''itir of the ani.M .l- l ur all gat
aav law wolves are killinjr limp v h. up
The laying of the mrner ti..- .r tiie far
negie free lii.rsry nr l'itf-l,iir- h . t ,.,., iinst-pii-l
until Wadiiet ihv uex' m ti .. preei.
deiu r. iinnt in ordei that li may seHSSl
John white, a Caseago, Bur Mr
Quim-v wiPhnmn. Has IksroWn
train inlh" Viir.ln at aaslsSM II
night and kill d Thirts .. ..
Gen .I'.bii A. Fotr, whr ws
proarcutlng coutiae! in id- Mi--we
found ileivl m V vi V,u m
Ing. Be was at osm 1 1 m i i ..
Iillt vt'hik v :i In- n in
P. C I'nrker ami JaSBWS I lor a hn . J ung
men of IMessas, paad bog us H . oat cer
tain Month W liter Mtrwt mer limits Tns.lMy.
The chee ks were thrown nut by ti na.ir.ng
hoiis-., and now the fOSJSJg men ar-' in j..il
U'h.l White ( appuiK. ' a hall-witt.tl fel
low named Ham C'lnmona. at lini-uster.
Ind for hi. .i.iii Ins mo' her, one of the
White Taps had his Uii-. r bitten off hy
Heinous (.'Unions whs K. vrelv wlupie.
WILL PROBABLY ADJOURN.
The Iowa Lrtlatr About Tired of
Dc MoiVKs. Ia., Is'. Throe ballots for
Speaker were had in the house yesterday,
each one r- h n. Ilaiiultou X . Wilaon a.r.
Tba protwl.ii.iy Is that an adjournment will
be had wit. .out anything being done, and
than (Kiveriior Larrahee will cell an extra
session for the pur pom of seating Governor
Beet Boies. peMUg the appropriation bills,
fixing the joint freight rates and considering
the prohibitory law.
The Unionist Canilldata aaeeaaaful.
London, Fab 12. The parliamentary elec
tions in the I'ntri.-k division oiSTjanarkshire,
to All the election caused by the death of
Alexander l isig Hellar TTuionist), took
ajsj . .1.1,1 i BaW pajajlsas in Bat reten
tion of the seat by the Unionists by a vote
ef 4,148 la Mr Parker Bmith to aM for
Nu hnrles 1'ennant (Guulstonlani
Kesolvetl to t:naploy Nun-I'nna Man.
l.oNti.iN, Feb 12 A caucus of lock own
srs and whnrf masters waa h .Id last night,
at w Inch It was reaolvod to employ non
iini'.ti uifti whenever it shall sevm deairable.
The Churh In rnlltlcs.
KiNUBTii.i. Ont., Feb. 12 In Ht. Mary
cathedral .ii Sunday Homan Catholic electors
were required t sign a declaration approved
by thi. bisiiops of Ontario tliat they ware
supporters of the separate schools and ur
poeeti to abolition. HubaeqisBatly. in a pas
toral. Bishop Cleary said any Roman Catho
lic who would desert the church in this
struggle dnervad excommunication.
Desdenona was dissatisfied, that's
Krantad. hacauae the Moor she had the
Mont ah wanted.
Wanm.ker's Scheme for Util
izing the Telegraph.
TALK TO A HOUSE COMMITTEE.
A Claim That the rtan Will Make tha
Service Self-fupportlnK The Deanncrata
Gain a Point on the Hules Discussion,
to Cannon's Dlagtist Proposed Com
mission to Inquire Into Agrlrnltural
Depression Congress In Brief The
Washington City, Jan. 12 Postmaster
General Wanamaker yesterday gave the
house postofflce committee his views on the
subject of postal telegraph at great length.
He said be bad prepared a bill based on the
four bills which had been introduced in the
bouse this session on the same subject, and
he believed that it would be satisfactory.
He proposed to begin the experiment by ee
tabling postal telegraph communication be
tween tbe 400 froe delivery offices iu the
country, sud to gradually extend tbe service
to smaller offices. A uniform rate on
messages could not be established. Mr.
Wanamaker believed that the scheme
should be tried for ten years on leased
wires. In answer to Chairman Bingham,
Mr. Wanamaker said he did not think the
service could be established on tbe basis of
the mall service, but it could be worked
toward snch a point. He had no doubt that
the service by itself would be self-sustaining.
The postofflce department would have the
additional delivery business, receiving 2
cents clear on eech letter. The scheme was
not exactly in opposition to any telegraph
company, because the delivery would be
slower than that of messages transmitted by
the telegraph companies direct.
Practical Working of the Scheme.
The postmaster general was ot opintou
that his proposition to use postal employes as
operators for the proposed service would be
successful. In a great many instances em
ployes assigned to this work would be green,
but he thought he could find a number of
clerks now in the service who understood
how to work telegraph instruments. The
knowledge of telegraphy, be said, is more
general than it is supposed to be. In the
matter of salary he thought that tbe oper
ator would not be worch more than the or
dinary clerk. In regard to bis proposi
tion to limit the scheme to 400
offices, Mr. Wanamaker was pressed by sev
eral members of the committee to tell his
reasons for this contracted lieginning. He
replied that his theory was that everything
should have a beginning. The 400 offices
would be enough to begin with, and the serv
ice could be increased in the discretion of
government. He believed that tbe result of
the operation of the scheme would be a
great Increase in tbe number of messages of
a social character.
Existing Rights Not Interfered With.
Mr. Wanamaker said that be proposed a
union of postal and telegraph business on a
basis that will not interfere to any apprecia
ble extent with any existing rights, but that
will afford Incalculable service to classes not
sow enjoying the use of the telegraph to any
large degree. He suggested to tbe commit
tee that authority be given him to lease In
tbe different cities telegraph wires sueh as
tbe great newspapers, great corpora" Inns,
brokers, end others have from cltv to city,
in order t lint the common people may com
municate through their business ofthjes (the
poatoffices. from city to citv. or by dropped
mnaaaisi in their mail boxes The business
offices the poetoffl s? he said, the penplo
A Money-Making Enterprise.
Referring to the argument that only about
5 per cent, of the telegrams seut were fam
ily and social and the rest commercial and
speculative, and that as not more than 2
per cent of the people use tbe telegraph the
rest should not be taxed to pay the deficit
sure tn be caused by cheap telegraph rates,
Mr. Wanamaker argued that if the postmas
ter general was authorized to contract with
a telegraph company now organized or to be
formed for this purpose the postofflce will
largely increase Ita business, snd that there
will be no deficit.
Cans of Postal Deficits.
"The postofflce department," Mr. Wana
maker maintained, "is not stlf -sustain
because it Is charged with carrying free tbe
vast volume of mail matter of the various
executive departments of the government,
bandies tbe newspapers of tbe country for
practically nothing, and allows the oppor
tunity to pass by to trasmit cbeap tele
graphic messages because there are inc. r
po rated companies who dispute the ground"
The Prices Proposed.
Under the proposed bill tbe tohvrapb tolls
iu any one state shall not exceed In cents
for twenty words or lesa. counting address
and signature, nor over 2.1 cent- t .r any dis
tance under 1, MSi miles, nor over So cents
for any greater distance, aaid rates and rules
and regulations to be prescribed l.y the post
A WEEK OF DEBATE.
The Democrats Secure a Long Talk Over
the New Code or Rnles.
Washington City, Feb. 12 The senate
yesterday passed the bill for a public build
ing at Hurliugton, la. Bills were intro
duced to establish a free bathing beach on
the Potomac Isolde the Washington monu
ment . to establish a public seliool system
in Utah, and to create a commusion to in
quire into the cause of the depressed condi
tion of agriculture. A good deal of oratory
was then delivered over tbe Oklahoma bill,
but no progress made, after which Blair con
tinued without concluding his speech on the
educational bill. Tbe souate then went into
secret session for a short time and ad
journed In the house Cannon offered a resolution
oloeing the debate ou the rules at 1 o'clock
to-day and providing for the previous ques
tion at 4 o'clock. The Democrats protested,
and Bpringer offered n substitute, closing
general debate lit adjournment to-day, flve
minute debate to proceed until 5 o'clock Fri
day and then ordering the previous question.
This was adopted, many Republicans voting
for it He vera I speeches ware then made pro
and con, after which the house took recess
till 11 o'clock to-day.
Cannon Slightly Disgusted.
The action of the bouse in dofeatlng Can
non's resolution rather disgusted that gen
tleman, and win n be demanded the previous
question and not enough Republicans rose to
second his demand and make it effective, he
yielded the floor to Bpringer, remarking
that his colleague seemed to have charge of
the resolutions. After Bpriuger's resolu
tions bad been adopted Cannon crossed over
to the Democratic aide and congratulated
Bpringer. The Democrats were jubilant
and cheered Bpringer to tbe echo.
Orosvanor Confaaaea His Sins.
The debate on the rules then proceeded.
Grosvenor supported tbe new code, and in
retorting to tbe rule permitting the speaker
t. sesJM a quorum, be aatoowl sig si ... it he
had himself been guilty nf pr -venting legis
lation nn mnny occasions, uu I ha wits ready
to stand hero and say that he had never dona
It and prevented the action i,t in majority
that ho had not felt that hs not guilty of
sn unjustifiable and almost unpardonable
breach of duty to his cotintrv In his opin
ion the rights of the minority were ended
when It had iiipiiaeed Its opposition to a
measure, had recorded ita votes against It,
aad had protested to tbe country
Holnisn Lauds tha Filibusters.
Hoi mar characterised the proposed code
as a complete revolution in parliamentary
procedure Ha declared that the clause pro
Tiding that loo m- rubers shall constitute a
quorum in committee of the whole would
place the great appropriation bills at tbe
mercy of a handful of the majority. He
spoke of various occasions upon which,
he said, the resort to filibustering bad been
beneficial to the country, and referred with
much emphasis to the defeat of the force
bill by the minority, under the lead of Sam
uel J. Randall. He declared that Randall's
course at that time would crown his memory
with honor as long as tbe records of congress
Other speakers were Mason of Illinois for
the co le aud Hatch of Missouri and McAdoo
of New Jersey against. The debatt will con
tinue to-day At 5 o'clock tbe louse will
take a recess until 8, when the diai .i-sion on
the Democratic side will be closer" by Car
lisle and Springer.
An Agricultural Commission.
Washinoton Citv. Feb. 12. Tie bill in
troduced in the s mate yesterday I y Pierce
of North Dakota provides that tbe preeident
shall appoint a commission of seven, four of
svhom shall be practical agriculrt. lists, the
first named to be tbe president of .he com
mission. A secretary is also to be a pointed,
and he and tbe commissioners are I o receive
$10 per day and expenses while ut work.
The commission is to investigate tt e laws in
relation to inspection, warehouses and ele
vators, etc. , and their bearing on t he condi
tion of agricultural affairs and is 1 o report
to congress not later than the beg nning of
the next session.
The Ballot-Bnx Inquiry.
Washington City, Feb. 12. The testi
mony before the ballot-box contract Investi
gators yesterday related solely o some
money about 200 which had beei paid to
Mrs. Wood, wife of the forger, and why it
was paid The reason was that tht Repub
licans had found out that Wood was i forger,
and thinking that tbe Democrats we -e trying
to use him, thought it beat to kee him In
good humor. Tbe money was provided by
Dr. Graydon, of Cincinnati, who v as later
reimbursed out of the campaign funds, and
was given to Mrs. Wood because she said she
was in need.
Wants to Perpetuate the Deft tin.
Washtnoton Cttt, Feb. 12. Tlie senate
committee on agriculture at its meeting yes
terday morning gave a hearing to - Buffalo"
Jones, of Garden City, Kan., on tb bill In
troduced by Plumb for the preserv ition of
the American bison. Jones owns a herd of
eighty pure buffalo, and a number o ' mixed
breeds as well, and be wants the govern
ment to set aside a tract of public land on
which be can perpetuate thorn for twenty
New Tlan to Hulld Postofflc -s.
Washington- Citv, Feb. 12 Mooc y intro
duced in the senate yesterday a bill provid
ing that when any city or town in th . United
States, haviug a population ot 4.00t shown
by the census reports, shall make a request
for a postofflce building, setting fo -th tbe
above fact, the postmaster genen 1 shall
cause to be erected a suitable l-uildi lg for a
postofflce, pr cribing the cost, whi. h shall
not be less th n $10,000 nor more th in $50,
000. Another Anti-Gerrymander Bill.
Washington City, Feb. 1 1. Hob r intro
duced in the senate yesterday a bill provid
ing that "in all the states of the Un on rep
resentatives fo congress shall be el s?ted in
and for the districts now prescribed ty law
until the apportionment of represet tatives
shall be ma le by coneress according to the
census to be taken in 1390, any law i f such
states hereafter to bo passed to tlie c ntrarr
Bad Outlook for Blair's BIIL
t ahhi.ni-iton City, Febr 12 The enemies
of the Blair bill In tbe senate now- cl um to
have forty-three votes promised aganst the
measure, with three senators do lbtful.
Forty-one negative votes will be cno lgh to
first Time In Six Weeks.
Washington City, Feb. 12 Sactetariw
Blaiue and Tracy attended the cabine- meet
ing yesterday, and for the first time In six
weeks all tbe memtars of the cabinet were
FEMININE MOB LAW.
Threats nf Arresting the Women Who
Raided Lathrnp, Mn., Saloons.
Lath RoP, Mo., Feb 12 The sit lation
here yesterday was exciting.and the women's
crusade against the saloons the only s lbject
of conversation One of the salooi men
whose plae was demolished has filed ix affi
davit churging the seventy-five womet who
participated in the crusade with riotous con
duct and confiscation of private pro jerty.
The proseeuting attorney has been asled to
resign. I. ut he refuses, and says
he will issue warrant for tbe ar
rest of cverybodv as fast as the
affidavits are llleii I nlltnitod hackin,; has
been gtiuranted the ladies, and they art hoot
ing at the iilea of being arrested. Tht peo
ple are ileterrnimsl that no harm shall come
to a single woman that assisted in ioing
wbat tbe officers failed to do. Even body
in tbe town is excited, and tbe situatloa Is a
dangerous one Cnless wise counsel prevails,
fears of trouble are momentarily expcted,
and th entire state is awaiting developments
BRITISH SOLONS IN SESSION.
The onsen-. Speech Bead and Fire Op sued
on The Times.
LuMmv, F.-li 1-j Parliament opened yes
terday with the usual ancient cereintnies,
the commons being first summoued t, tbe
chamlHjt of peers to hear tbe queen's si eech
read. The speech was somewhat longer than
usual, and referred to a number of matters
of nr particular interest in the present j olit
Ical status Tbe subjects of most moment
referred to were the Portuguese tronbh and
the Irish question. Briefly it says thai tbe
government is doing ita bust to mail . tain
peace with Portugal, while at the same tims
upholding the rights of England on the Afri
can continent. The Samoan treaty it ap
proved of, as is the effort toward feden tion
in tbe Australian colonies.
The Situation In Ireland.
Of the Green ule tbn speech speaks I ope
fully. Continued improvement in the tua
tion is noted, and it is declared that agra
rian crime has decreased largely . that bills
will be brought forward to increase the t um
ber of peasnat proprietors, for extsn ling
local self-governmeut, and for impro -ing
the material conditiou of the people gener
ally. A number of measures are pron Ued
for England and Scotland also, looking to
the bettoring of tbo condition of tho w irk
ing classes and the tenant farmers of Scot
land Attack on Tbe Times Begun.
The commons had hardly settled tl em
selves in tlnir seats in their own clian ber
upon returning from the lords when 1 nr
court got the floor and introduced a mo ion
that The Times, in publishing the n .ted
Plgott letters, was guilty of a breach of par
liamentary privilege. He said that the
breach of privilege had been so flagrant a to
render it impossible for him to conceive of a
worse offense in that direotion. Tbe let era
were admitted forgeries, and the house,
therefore, had a sure basis of action
Gladstone said the offense of She Ti nes
against the bouse had not been purged by the
apologies of the atper before the commies on.
The apologies only aggravatedtheoffei.se.
The forgeries were a conspiracy against I 'ar
nell. Tbev would have resulted in polit cal
death to him If tbeyhad been successful, nd
also would have inflicted lasting Injury u ion
the whole Irish nation. He did not wist to
dwell upon the horrible, loathsome aff.tir,
but trusted that tbe bouse would express its
full sense ot the injustice done.
Bareonrt's Motion Rejected.
Parnell rated tbe government for not
granting him the committee of inquiry he
asked for, and declared that ita reason or
delay was that It could use tho letters a a
political machine against him He p
nounced the government's treatment of b m
incredibly mean, and moved to put 'be
word "forged" before the word "letters" in
Smith, on behalf of the whole government,
expressed satisfaction that Parnell had
proved tlie letters to be forgeries, and no
cepted Parnell's amendment. Tbe hoi se
then refused to further consider the matt i,
rejecting Harcourt's motion.
In tbe lords Granville attacked the govern
ment's course regarding Portugal, and Sal
The Whisky Trust Meeting.
Pkorla. Tils.. Feb. 1Z The meeting of t le
Western Distillers' and Cattle-Feeders' trust
yesterday waa very largely attended. It
waa a special meeting called for the purpote
of voting upon tbe question of organising a
corporation under the laws of Illinois for the
carrying on of the business of distilling ai d
feeding. The vote in favor of organ utii g
under the state laws itood 368 yeas to 1 na ".
The meeettng was very harmonious and bi t
little debate seas indulged in.
HUNGRY FOB ACBE8.
Train-Loads of Settlers for the !
o: i i 1
VERY CURI0U3 STATE OF AFFAIRS.
Boomers Possessing the Earth at Cham
berlain Unmolested, While at Pierre
the Grim Soldier Still Stands on Guard
Some Exciting Chases After the Per
sistent Land Hunter Stole a March on
the Troops Skirmishing for the Home
Chamberlain, S. D., Feb. 18 Every in
coming train is heavily loaded with settlers
bound for the reservation, and the stream of
humanity crossing the river is almost con
tinuous. Several thousand have already se
lected claims and begun the erection of
houses. Tbe new arrivals are forced to go
farther Into the interior. On the town site,
opposite this city, tbe saw and hammer were
plied dilipeutly nil night, and yesterday sev
eral hundred buildings of a temporary nature
dotted the prairie. Stocks of lumber and
provisions are being carried over, and by
to-day many business house wi'i be in run
Will Burn Their Houses.
Agent Anderson has oeased to attempt to
to remove, settlers, having received instruc
tions from Washington City, but be is de
termined to guard the interests of the In
dians intrusted to his care, and he says that
if all tho buildings erected by settlers on
lands filed upon by Indians prior to the issu
ing of tbe proclamation are not removed
he will burn every one of them to the
ground. The nearest approach to bloodshed
yet reported was the drawing of a revolver
on an Indian policeman by an excited settler
when sn attempt was made to obstruct his
entrance Into the reservation. Tbe only
thing that prevented the settler resorting to
extremes was the yieldingjof the police, or
there would certainly have been a shooting
Settlers Going by Thonsands.
One interesting event yesterday was the
arrival ot a mixed train with a number of
flat cars absolutely packed with settlers. A
special train arrived last evening containing
more then 500 persons, and reports are being
receive 1 from Innumerable localities of the
forming of colonies to start at once for the
reservation. Tbe people have been diaap
polnted so often regarding the opening of
the reservation that they have been a little
conservative, and the rush a week hence
promises to be greater even thau it is now.
The influx will increase from day to day.
Gone to Hast Coal.
A party of old-timers, persons thoroughly
acquainted with the reserratien, and who
are positive that they know of the existence
of coal, started out yesterday afternoon for
the purpose of prospecting and locating
claims on the White river at a point about
forty miles from its mouth, where tbey
claim coal can be found in inexhaustible
quantities Indians have frequently brought
in specimen-, but white persons have of late
been prevented from prospecting for tha
THE BOOMERS AT PIERRE.
Troops Continue to Stop the Settlers Ex
PrBKRE, S. D , Feb. 12. Boomers continue
to line the river. The crowd has been swelled
by those w ho arrived on the train last even
ing. The cars were pucked, and many were
compelled kg ride outside. Monday night
the attempts to cross over were kept up un
til daylight., au.l many a fracas occurred be
tween the troops and boomers, but nothing
serious is reported. The soldiers are almost
worn out by the vigilance they have been
compelled to kisap, tbe guard having been
doubled during the night, which has left no
fresh ones on liumi, and unless reinforce
ments arrive from Fort Sully soon they will
have to give up and let tbe persistent boom
Umigeil the Guards.
Tho Both PIsm boomers made another
attempt to go over about 4 o'clock yesterday
morning. They had atsuit seventy-five wag
ons, whose wheels had lsii muffled, and by
great seoreev ssjeMsaVal in gaining the other
bank without hakag challenged by theseutry,
and were in the a.-t ..f i s -aping into the bills
when dise. v . i .si The t;iiard was immedi
ately caueht ami K'ag'sl, put in one of the
wagons, and an iml to some ttmls-r farther
Inland, w h-re he was left. About this time
other oaken came along and not finding the
sent' -y in bis place, raised an alarm
Captured by tha Troops.
A skirmishing party was organized and
soon found Ixsimersto tbe number ot several
hundred rapidly getting into the interior.
Some mounted infantry were sent in pur
suit, and upon overtaking the boomers fired
a volley over their heads. The latter then
scattered, but the Infantry spread out also
and finally succeeded in capturing all but a
few and took them to the guard house at
StampeileU the Line.
About the same time a smaller crowd of
boomsrx attempted to cross half a mile
above this city Most of them were on foot.
A few light wagons accompanied them.
When near the other Ride a big stampede
was made to get over the bank and break tbe
line of the guard, aud they succeeded in
dashing through, but the infantry started in
hot pursuit. Many evaded their pursuers,
however, ami are now- in the interior.
Vigilant Indian Police.
Those who were captured were roughly led
back and brought over to this side. The
guard house was too full to hold them The
Indian police are aiding the soldiers all they
can, and have !een the means of capturing
many stray boomers who have got across,
all of whom have been taken to the Cheyenne
agency. sme thirty miles up the river, and
confined in their guard house.
What's the Matter with Harrison?
Much wonder ia expressed that President
Harrison should open the reservation to go
into effect immediately and not make pro
vision for settlers to go on, by withdrawing
the troops, or at least giving them orders not
Sullivan's Proposition to Jackson.
Nxw YortK, Feb. 12 Yesterday Jack
Barnett, John L. Sullivan's manager, made
an offer to Peter Jackson that if the latter
would stand tofore the champion three
rounds at Cronheim's theatre, Hobokeu, this
evening he might have Sullivan's share of
the gabs receipts, which. It Is estimated, will
amount to about S1,000. Jackson declined
the offer, and said he was surprised that
Sullivan should have made it. He hoped to
meet Sullivan in a fiinsh fight after the Mis
sissippi trouble was over.
England Making Dynamite Guns.
London, Feb. IV.. The government has
arranged with Lieut. Zalinski to superin
tend tlie construction at Woolwich of forty
dynamite guns, ot which Zalinski is the in
ventor. GOT THE WHOLE OUTFIT.
The Gentile Victory at Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 18. Presi
dent Woodruff, of the Mormon church, says
the result of the election will have no effect
on the Mormons, except the effect of bad
government They expact that the people
will soou be glad to return to the economical
and honest government furnished by tba
Mormons in the past.
Official returns give tbe following majori
ties for the Liberal ticket. Scott, for mayor,
809; Hams, for recorder, 539; Walden, for
treasurer, M9. Clute, lor assessor, 460;
Young, for marshal, TT.'i. The rest of the
ticket, including five councilmen, are elected
by majorities ranging from Suv to 400.
Crashed Under the Wall.
Richmond, Mo., Feb. 12. F. L Kl ledges
grocery store was burned early yesterday
morning, causing a loss of about $10,000. A
number of citizens were collected in an ad
joining building discussing tbe blaze when
the wall fell in, killing M. F. McDonald and
H. M. Jackson and seriously Injuring Mrs.
Jackson. Many parsons narrowly escaped.
Love CutS "Caper at Fortress
A FAIR OHICAOOAU'S NOVEL WHIM.
The MiSitaire Cut Ont in Short Order
and a New Yorker Made Happy The
Ceremony Performed by a Colored
Clergyman at the Desire or the Bride
The Groom a Stranger, But Said To
Be Immensely Rich.
Chicago, Feb. 12. The Herald has the
following telegram from Fortress Monroe,
The fashionable Hygeia hotel has a sensa
tion, and, although there is still much mys
tery, nothing else is talked of. Tlie Hygeia
is at this season crowded with visitors from
Washington. New York, Philadelphia, Bos
ton and other points in the north, brought
hither by the balmy air. The cause of all
tbe excitement is pretty Mrs. Alice Snell
McCrea, daughter of the murdered million
aire, Amos J. Suell, of Chicago. She re
cently procured a divorce from her husband
and came here a few weeks evo, accompa
nied by a young married womiu, a Mrs
Brandt, of New York, her child, and tw-o
The Mllltalre Smitten.
Mrs. McCrea was very pretty, amiable,
and dressed exquisitely, and she was soon a
prime favorite with the officers of Fortress
Monroe, and many thought that the lady
would "join the regular army," as they ex
pressed it here, by selecting Rome one of her
dangling young military admirers to supply
tbe place of the erstwhile Mr. McCrea. In
deed, some of the e.derly officers were be
lieved to be smitten. Certain it is that a
frequent subject of discussion at mess was
the amount of the Sneli estate, and tho size
of Mrs. McCrea's bank account, for the mil
itary officers plume themselves upon being
practical men of the world, to whom such
matters are important when matrimony is
u nder discussion.
The officers were eager to be presented;
Mrs. McCrea was of a lively disposition and
apparently fond of gnyety, for before tbe
week was out she knew most of the officers,
who were constantly dancing attention on
her. There were walks on the ramp
arts, drives to Newport Nevm, excursions
after the lucious oysters which here abound,
bttle picnics along Um Virginia shore, with
small and select parties, and Mrs. McCrea
w as always the life of the group. Such was
tbe situation Sunday morning, Feb. 2. There
had been a bop the night before, and Mrs
McCrea was the belle of tbe ball.
A Sadden Surprise.
The Sunday morning boat brought Doug
las Green from New York. Nothing further
was known nf him here than that he was
"Douglass Green," and his advent made no
distinct impression on the guests of the Hy
geia until he entered the breakfast-room,
and there was publicly greeted in tlie most
effusive manner by Mrs. McCrea. Certain
officers were waiting to show her a beautiful
view of the sea. but this previous engage
ment was apparently forgotten by the fair
charmer. She passed Suuday and Monday
morning in the company of Mr. Green, and
appeared to enjoy his society immensely.
There was consternation at the fort.
officers In the Dnmps.
But Monday afternoon the officers were all
wearing tbe mitten for good. Sunday Mr.
Green and a Mr. Aver, with Mrs. McCrea and
Mrs, Brandt drove to tbe Hampton Normal
school, where they attended service, after
ward visiting a colored Sunday school.
Their next visit was to a colored clergyman
named Thornton. Monday morning they
procured a license to marry and drove again
to Mr. Thornton's, but he was ill and they
next went to tbe residence of Rev.
Mr. Gravatt. a white Episcopal minister. He
was absent "Marry me to-day or never.'
said Mrs McCrea. So they drove to the res
idence of Rev Robert Shorts, colored, and
there in a dingy little sitting room the knot
was tied. It is stated that Mrs McCroa de
sired from the first that tbe ceremony lie
performed by a negro clergyman.
Very Much Mixed Pp.
After tho ceremony Mrs M. 'rea asked
h im anxiously :
"Are we really married"
The minister said: "Yes. you is done suah
'nough married. Dat mau is -' husband."
Whereupon the couple flew into each
other's arms and. as an ev. witness kmhI
"Such a bugging and ki-sing 1 never saw
Tbey were so mixed up that v.. u oul.l not
tell one from the other." A liberal fee SUM
given Mr. Short and the couple departed for
the hotel, tacked up and took train lor
Washington City. Nobody knows Mr.
Green, but he is said to lo immensely rich.
Oeniea the Soft Impearhinent.
NEW York. Feb. 12 Mr Greene U the
senior lartnur of the brokerage firm of
Greene & Bateman, of this i-it v. He could
not be found yesterday. Mrs. McCrea was
found at tbe Navarro flats. She treated tho
matter very lightly. She denied the mar
riage, but admitted thejrip to. Hampton.
DOWN v.v. THE FREIGHT RATES.
A Regular Smasb-I.'p Indicated in the
Very Sear Future.
Chicago, Feb. 12 At yesterday"s meet
ing of the Southwestern Freight association
Chairman Midgley said he felt it his duty to
inform the association that rate manipula
tions of great magnitude were being carri-d
on. Lines were paving commissions to ship
pers and connections, rebates were being
given, street drayage was being paid by the
railroads, end passes were being distributed
to shippers and others able to control
freight, with a lavish hand Tho chairman
closed his charges by saying: "The only lines
against which I find no complaint are the
Missouri Pacific and the Chicago, Milwaukee
and St. Paul."
Balsed a General Hubbub.
With one accord the various freight agents
started in to explain, and there was a gen
eral hubbub. The Milwaukee and St Paul
representative made the statement that he
held positive evidence of deep and reckless
rate-cuttiug in addition to theevidence given
by tbe chairman. He moved for permission
to reduce all rates from Chicago to south
western Missouri river points 88 1-3 per cent.
This was denied. The Milwaukee and St.
Paul then appealed to the executive board of
the Inter-State Commerce Railway associa
tion to arbitrate the matter, and announced
that if the decision of the arbitrators was
against the nduction, tho railroad would
avail itself of its privileges under article 8 of
the "gentleman's agreement," and give an
arbitrary notice of putting the reduction into
effect ten days from the date of tbe decision.
B. and N. on the War Path.
At a meeting in the afternoon of the West
ern and Northwestern divisions or the
Western Freight association the Chicago,
Burlington and Northern's proposed re
duction in freight rates between Chi
cago and St. Paul from the present tiasis
of 60 cents per 100, first-class, to a 40-oent
basis on business for Chicago, and a 80-cent
basis on business comin g from points east of
the eastern state line of Illinois, was taken
up, and alter a brief discussion tbe associa
tion voted against allowing the reduction.
Not o e of the Slaughter.
The Chicago, Burlington and Northern at
once gave notice that it would file a written
notice with the chairman arbitrarily put
ting the rates into eff e t ten days from the
date of the notice. A committee of repre
sentatives of all the lines interented in the
reduction was appointed to determine wbat
effect it will have and to what extent pres
ent rates in the territory affected must be
reduced to prevent discrimination and com
ply witb the inter -state law.
Couldn't Help Themselves.
At yesterday's meeting of the presidents of
lines in tbe Inter-State Commerce Railway
association, tbe notices of withdrawal of the
Union Pacific and the Chicago and North
western were received, accepted, and placed
on file without comment The withdrawals
will take effect on Feb 23 and Feb. 'J6 re
spectively. No other business of any kind
When a man really needs hanging, the
people usually ssy he needs sympathy.
Latest Styles and the most
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daaaSS Krm r. .n tnui
Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
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a&V lily .... ors-raU: them.
For Sale By
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Ladies' $2 00 Kid Button Shoe called the
Its the best Shoe for
In the combination, proportion, and pre
paration of its ingredients. Rood's Sarsa
parilla accomplishes runs where other
preparations entirely fail. Peculiar in
its good name at home, which is a
"tower of strength abroad," peculiar in
the phenomenal sales it has attained.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is the most success
ful medicine for purifying the blood, giv
ing strength, and creating an appetite
Look out for counterfeits! See that
you get the genuine Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup! Do not let tbe dealer Sell you
some "just as good" but insist upon gel
ting the genuine with the Ball S Head
trademark on the wrapper.
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But One Performance,
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12th.
Evpr thlug New. Better ami Fannli-r
Great fast !
Pests on sale st rsnsl plsce tbree days in sd
vsnce. Price 1 1 00, TV Nl and t5c .
0. A. Stiii.,
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
THURSDAY EVE., FEB. 13th
A Host of Lovely Women
ENGLISH FOLLY Co.
The Largest and Best Burlesque
Organization in America.
Presenting the Mnsical. Comics) Spectacular
Bnrlesqne lu two acts.
Or. CUPID'S CAPERS.
Assisted bv tbe Comedisns Mre snd Bsrton and a
select number of first-class specialty stars.
Prices TS, SO and cents.
C. A. Stiel,
ONE NIOHT ONLY.
SATURDAY EVE , FEB. 15th
Engagement of the Favorite Comedian.
Mr. FRANK JONES.
In S. X. Locke's Rural Picture, entitled
traoa FceaTowN) lntrodnclng a
i'iartette of Singers,
A Foil Orchestra.
The Dance of the Deacon .
Tbe Threshing Machine at Work on the Stage.
Six New Characters Added.
Play Entirely re-written, and presented with a
"fall and efficient company. Tbe only
PUGHTOWN FARMER BAND
Parade each day.
Prices 25, 50 sod 75c. Seats st nsual place.
owder never varies. A marvel of parity,
ana noiromnt p. more economics
ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition wltn vbe multitude of low test, short
weight alum or prphoephats powders . Sold ewle
aaeestf. Rotai. Baarae Power Co., 10 Wafi
8C, M. T.
attractive prices combined make
R R P P I
R R P P I
R R P P K
RRRR PPP EB
R R P K
R R P B
the money in the city.
1622 SZECOIsHD AVENUE,
B. BIRKEN FELD,
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys' Express Wagons, Base Balls and Bats, Rubber Balls, etc.
Also a fall line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Paper, Tablets, Ink, Slates, Lsad aud Slate Pencils, Etc.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This Is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel in manv of its features is bound to be a good seller Be
sure and examine this stove aud learn its good points for after seeing it you will
buy no other. '
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS This has been
EEC V thal l ", cpied,aVar afl dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don t be deceived- buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwitb. I am the eo'
agent for ibove goods as well as other desirable goods, Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third ave-tiue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below coat. 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's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 Wert Third Street, Opp. Masonic T.mple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
1623 Second Avenue.
Avenue, Dealer In-