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HOCK ISLAND AHGUS, THU11SDAY, FEKBUARY 13, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTKRt.
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menu h hssa mda to nr ei.tr copies of
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Tore, where abserioers mho fall to recelre their
carer ean eeenre a copy.
Now trial it is a Milled fact tint Sena
tor Pierce, of Kewanee.will not be a can
didate for reelection, It will be lotereet
tog to tboae un tbe outside to am the fur
ttj between tbe Hon. J. W. Bimonsoo,
tbe Port Byron cbteftain. Mr. C. L.
Walker, of this city, and Hon. Win. F.
Crawford, of Ederington. Meanwbile
"Bill" Payne, tbe Zumatte, will have a
walkaway for tbe legislative nomination,
un'eta Oliver Olaen abiea bia caator Into
to tbe ring, which la not altogether Im
probable. Mr. A 0. Dart, who kindly sent tbe
Argus two interesting communications
of his trip to New Meiloo and Arizona,
gave an etcellent illustration in tbe last
of bow tbe tariff affects prices to the
consumer. El Paao, Teias, and Paso
del Norte, New Mexico, are on opposite
sides of tbe Rio Grande. Mr. Dart says:
"The ladiea in tbe party bad ereat sport
hopping in del Norte, finding all kinds
of dress goods and fancy articles much
cheaper than on our aide of the river.
Tbe Mexican merchants In del Norte Im
port their iroods from Europe free of du
ty, and consequently oan undersell the
El Paso merr bants. The del Norte deal
ers do a thriving trade with their visitors,
and enjoy the situation."
And yet protectionists say the con
sumer doesn't pay the tax.
There is a lively bout to progress now
between Congressmen Post, Oest and
Henderson over the appointment of a
supervising census inspector for the
Second Illinois district. Each congress
man has a candidate for tbe place. Con
gressman Oest's maa is John Fletcher,
a prominent republican of Hancock
county, living near Carthage, but he is
handicapped to a certain extent by the
candidacy of Editor Hainline, of the Ma
comb Journal, who Is after tbe place
independent of Oest, who refused to ens
dorse him, notwithstanding that he was
one of the congressman's most earnest
and vigorous champions. While Oest Is
really entitled tothe appolntment.lt is very
doubtful whether he can command suffi
cient influence to get Fletcher tbe place.
His chances for success would have been
better with Hainline. but, with bis usual
political short slghtedness, he showed
Fletcher the preference.
'laoiitato' aa lao,alr
The different aongreslonal and county
Farmers' Institutes now hnu: held
throughout tbe state, are no doubt pro
ductive of good results. In a social and
instructive sense tLey have a helpful In
fluence upon those who attend, and the
good effect Is transmitted to a wider
ranee through the medium of tbo presa.
Tbe present precarious and demoralized
condition of prices for farm products
makes (be subjects affecting agricultur
ists a thoughtful study, not only to the
actual tiller of the soil, but to everybody
Interested In tbe national weal. As far
as we have observed, however, the
farmers' institutes so far held, have
failed to touch on the question
most affveting them. Tb' re bas been an
Interthtoge of ideas as to tbe beat way
to conduct a f -rni and subjects Inciden
tal thereto. That farming is unremu
nerative Is freely admitted, but wbere is
the remedy T Thalia tbe queation. If
tbe farmers at their Institutes, for the
time being at least, would suspend dis
cussion of questions relative to tbe pro
per management of a farm, and devote
their attention exclusively to the causes
that threaten to depreciate and ruin tbe
noblest Industry of mankind, they will
more quickly arrive at a solution of the
diffl ulty that threatens them. If they
would enter into a calm and dispassion
ate discussion of the tariff, and the bene
fits the fiirmers, as a class, derive from
it. there might he considerable elucida
tion on the subject. According to re
ports, however, the tariff is a tabooed
question before these institutes. Ii is
claimed that when a certain gentleman
touched on this much-vexed ques
tion at a recent meeting, a re
monstrance was made by one of
the gentlemen present to what
he called "politics" Another gen
tleman was hold enougbt to suggest
that If the tariff was responsible for tbe
present state of affairs, be would like to
see the subject aired. This did not meet
with a hearty response and as a conse
quence no one has dared to say "tariff"
In another portion of this paper is an
article which shows how the dairy inter
eat has declined under a protective tariff.
It should be carefully read by every far
mer without bias or prejudice. What
affects tbe dairy Is applicable to other
farm products, and there should be no
hesltanoy in considering these vital ques
tlons in the institute. As long ss there
is a disposition to shut off debate on
economic principles, the fanners' Insti
tutes will not accomplish much in the
way of substantial benefits
A COSTLY CHICAGO FIKE.
Partial Ueetroriloa or J V t at well
allalaar aad Other Praaarty this
CmcAOo, Feb. IB. J. V. Farwells
building took fire tills morning at 7
o'clock, and tbo south ond was soon gut
ted by tbe flames Tbo loss is fully
400,000 to tbe Farwell property, while
Work Bros clothing establishment and
Taylor Brno., bats and caps, suffer prob
ably more, farwell's establishment was
saved by the flra wall.
Fatal Laeiuaailv Explaelaa.
PtTTBBcno. Feb. 18 A locomotive
exploded at Doufflaa station this morn
ing Five men were killed and fifteen
A newly elected congressman said last
weca. speaaing oi an oia irienn who naa
voted eunlnet him "Now tham'i nnth.
Iok mean about me, for when I saw that
whow aunerintr with a terrible couch, I
it roava , i . . .
- - ur. oyrup
Last Day of the Inquiry a Very
SHARP RETORTS FLYING AROUND,
Foraker Denounces Wood aa a 79-Timee
Liar and the Latter Grow Dramatic
The Honao Puts In Mue Bonn of Ora
tory The Senate Recog-nlzet ltraall
Color Line Trouble la the Printing
Bnrean Indian Commlaeloner Morgan
Coo II rated.
Washington Citt, Feb. 13 The ballot
box Investigation cloeed for the time and
probably for good yesterday rather dramat
ically. Tbe first witness sworn was Repre
sentative Groeveoor, who took the witness
chair at ex-Governor Foraker's request. He
read a letter be had written, in which he
stated that he was going to do his best for
Foraker in the last Ohio campaign. He said,
continuing his testimony, that he had never
beard of the ballot-box maMer until
after tbe night Foraker made bis Music ball
speech at Cincinnati
A Sharp Retort for Che i lev.
Ex-Governor Foraker asked witness if he
remembered getting a dispatch in October
last to this effect. "Trust la me. Charley,
and I will stand by you."
Gen. G roe venor From whom I
Governor Foraker Never mind who
Gen. Grosvenoi No, sir ; I bsve no recol
lection of anything of that sort It is not
a fair way to treat a witness, either. If you
have any information, you should say who
from I think you got your information
from some constitutional liar.
Governor Foraker I have got most of my
information from you.
Col. Sand Bob Up.
Charles L. Kurts, Governor Foraker's pri
vate secretary, told of a conversation be had
with CoL A. C Sands, of Cincinnati, who,
Mr. Kurtz said, was a lobbyist, in which
Sand impressed witness with the idea that
there was something behind tbe ballot-box
matter. Hands said James E. Campbell had
gone to see President Cleveland about the
ballot-box bill, and an effort had been made
to get the Democrats to stop tbe tariff de
bate long enough to pass tbe bill. Sands also
said that men at the top round of Ohio poli
tics wore interested in the bilL Later Sands
bad told witness not to repeat their conver
sation if called upon to do so.
Foraker Take the Stand A gala.
Governor Foraker took the stand at tbo
conclusion of Kurta's testimony to make a
statement in regard to some matters that
had created in his mind a belief in tbe gen
uineness of the forced paper. Governor
Foraker said that Senator McPberson in his
testimony had used the word "conspirator"
with seeming reference to himself He ob
jected to the senator's intimation that the
witness had boon remiss in not making
greater efforts to ascertain whether tbe ballot-box
paper woa genuine. He bad received
bia first information ahout tbe paper from
Mr. Haduen. in whom be bad entire confi
dence. A S pet with roraer Wood
Wood bad never used any word that
would put tbo witness on bis guard No
man was more particular than be was as to
what bo said in regard to MaJ. Butterworth
He respected him. and no man living ever
heard witness eav an unkind word about
bun He had been honest in his political
dealings, and was somewhat sensitive to
criticism about them When be first beard
of tbe charge against Wood's character be
bad telegraphed Wood to withdraw.
"I nover got it,' said Wood, who was sit
ting near by
"I am not having any ontrovorsy with
you said the governor
"The record xhowa that you Ji l
A Hot Denunciation.
Governor Foraker detailed what be bad
already testified to as to how be bad been
Imposed upon by Wood He had been se
verely criticised by newspapers and persons
for eompUoity in this matter, on tbe stato
mont of a notorious sovundrsl. forger and
K Juror, as he would show subsequently
i moment ho had found out that Wood
was a forger bo had thrown him overboard
Ho bad marked In the prinred record of
Wood's testimony tbe falsehoods told by
him. H bad counted them up, and there
wore Just seventy-nine all unqualified, un
reasonable falsehoods. The witness then de
nied many of tbe allegations made by Wood
in his testimony.
Still Believe There Wa Fraud.
In conclusion Governor Foraker said ! "I
will think to the day of my death that be
hind this there was some sort of a paper, but
I don't want any man to imagine that any
name which is on this paper was on that "
He did not bolievo that Wood could have
evolved the scheme out of his own mind.
He based this belief on the adroit manner in
which the contract was drawn, and because
of the col ateral certificate attached and on
account of statements made to him. He
would bunt for tbe truth until tbe day of
bis death If Wood did not get up tbe paper
there was somebody behind him.
Wood Grows Excited.
Wood took the stand when Governor For
aker bad concluded, and said he desired to
make a statement. Mr. Hodden had told
him, he stated, that there were courens-
men Interested In tbe contract. Why
didn't Mr Hadden come forward and tell
the names of tbe congressmen. What he did
was for Governor Foraker and Mr. Hadden.
It was these insinuations that were making
all the trouble. Wood became much excited
at this point, and exclaimed: "I don't want
this case to close with both parties thinking
1 have pat up a job on them. Tbe whole
thing originated with that man pointing to
Mr. Had deb. It was business with mo. If
there was S5.U0O down here I wanted my
part of it. I never knew of any paper ex
cept what you to Governor Foraker im
prsessd me with, and I thought you and
Hadden knew what you were talking ahout "
"Never Saw No Paper."
Then reverentially raising bis right hand
above his head. Wood exclaimed in a loud
tone: "As there's a God in Heaven, 1 never
saw no paper. "
There was nothing new brought out in
Wood's testimony. Governor Foraker and
Mr. Hadden both denied the statements
made by Wood. This brought out from
Wood the retort: "Why don't you say you
never saw me before That's tbe way to put
After some consultation by the committee
It was concluded to adjourn subject to the
call of tbe chairman
Discouraged About tbe Blair Bill.
U ahbixotonc'itv. Feb. 13 A sub-com-mltteo
of tbo national committee appointed
by tbe colored convention last week called
on the vice president and speaker of the
bouse of representatives Tuesday and deliv
ered the address prepared by the conven
tion. Afterward they bold conferences with
Individual senator in tbe Marble room in
tbo interest of tbe Blair educational bal.and
other measures Tbe committee left tbs
Capitol very muco troubled about the pros
pects of the Blair bin They fear that It
will be defeated la tbo sonata
NINE HOURS OF ORATORY.
A flood of Wotde In the Houee Hpeol
rnene uf tbe Speeches.
WASSWiilON UTY, Feb. IS. TaaTa were
a number of speeches In the house yesterday
for and against the new code of rules, about
nine hours being devoted to oratory. Tbo
two most noticeable efforts were those ot
Caruth of Kentucky in opposition, and Hen-
doroon of Iowa in advocacy. Caruth said
that ho and his Democratic colleagues bad
discovered that "general parliamentary law"
was an autocrat, was a tyrant, was a god.
Tbo speaker was omnipotent, yet lacking
one of tbo attributes of omnipotence he
was not the same yesterday, to-day
and forever. He had thought that there
must be some defect in the speaker's vistoc
which enabled htm to see a Democrat when
he sat in his chair, but which would not per
mix nun to see a democrat when be was
standing at full height, assstaaM recogni
tion He had come to thp. conclusion that
the apeaker should be dose I with Col. Mul
berry Sellers' eye water externally, inter
nally and eternally. Laughter He had
seen the same speaker ret gnira a Repub
lioan before be had risen f i on? ms chair ot
had raised his voice: and te had been re
minded of tbe lieutenant go ernor of a west
efb state who, oalling to the doorkeeper,
said : "Go out and find Sena cor Gunson. He
is somewhere about the capt tol. Tell him be
is recognised and bas tbe floor." Laugh
tor. Republicans Mean Business.
Henderson said that tbe lssttle of tbe past
week had brought on scet es exceeding in
monstrous proportions (in s 11 excepting bru
tality) any that had ever oc- urred in the na
tional capitoL Only one r. ictnre stood out
stronger in history, and t lat was when a
Democratic club laid the ii imortal Sumner
on tbe floor of the senate Wit, ridicule,
i and tbe ran tings ot a mobhtd been preeen red
to 66.000,000 people. Epithets had been
burled broadcast from the t her side of the
chamber at the presiding of losr. Language
which should have expelK d its users had
been uttered and flashed ove - tbe wire. "Ty
rant," "usurper," "corruptlo list," "packed by
a mob," were tbe speeches to whicb the
country had been tieated. Gentle
men on the other side undertook to con
trol the country whether tbey war a in the
majority or in the minority. They could not
doit. (Applause on tbe Republican side.
The Republicans meant bnsi less; and it was
to do that business calmly, earnestly, brave
ly and patriotically, that tbey were here.
Assault upon assault, from reat and small,
had been hurled against the speaker. Gen
tlemen had bean chary of n aking such as
saults when the speaker h td been on tbe
floor, instead of being tied lp as presiding
officer. Laughter on the Republican side.
No gentleman had dared, outside or inside
of the chamber, to insult Feed when he oc
cupied a seat on tbe floor.
Among other remarks ma ie were that of
McCreary of Kentucky, who said that under
the rules congress would consist of the sen
ate and the speaker of the he use, and that of
Allen of Michigan that the excitement had
bad quieted down on the democratic side
when they found that the sj eaker was "not
a reed to be shaken bv the wind."
COMMISSIONER MORGAN CONFIRMED.
The Official Vindicated by a Non-Partisan
Vote in tbe Hen ite.
Washington City, Feb. .3 The senate
yesterday devoted five hour, to the const,!
eration of the nomination of Thomas J. Mor
gan to be Indian commissioner. Mandei-m.
a member of the committee on Indian affuirs,
took the floor first, and made a sjeech in de
fense of Commissioner Mor ;an. Spooner,
Dawes (the chairman of the ludian commit
tee) and Aldrich followed in Morgan's de
fense. Reagan made a strong speech in favor
of confirmation, hearts aid Dolph also
spoke in favor of confirmati u. Jones and
several other Democrats nade speeches
against confinnatiou. A vota was taken at
5:23, and the nomination was confirmed 28
to 10. Of the Democrats, Blodgett, Colquitt,
Pugh, Reagan, and George voted for con
firmation. Ingalls and Pierce voted in the
negative Tbe nomination o Dr. Dorches
ter as superintendent of Indi; n schools was
then taken up, but no quorutt voting, at 5:.rj0
tbe senate adjourned.
The Fight Against organ.
There were two fights uni t, aKHin-.t Mor
gan's nomination One was If the Roman
Catholic church, which cbarg d that he bad
dismissed teachers of that faith from the In
dian schools because tbey wer Roman Cath
olics Tliis charge aa- held t I be complete
ly refuted by those whocotet tor the nom
inee. The other chaive was irged by cer
tain members of the 14 A. h , and was to
the effect that Morgan bad len guilty of
unsoldierly conduct during t ie war This
was considered ot an force Sand Morgan's
army record declared to lie pr. van goo i
COLOR LINEJN A BUREAU
Printer Befuce to Work the Colored
.HI and Get Bonn. ed.
Washington City, Feb li There bas
been considerable ex. itemeut in the bureau
of engraving and pi inting during the past
week over the appointment of Miss t ranees
Flood, a young color! girl, 1 1 a position as
assistant to some pre-smen itiss Flood was
first assigned as assistant to a irinKr named
John, n. and be promptly re: used to work
his press with tbe colored girl as an assist
ant. Subsequently another pressman
named Levi refused to work -ith tbe col
ored assistant Johnson an 1 Levi were
given the alternative of resign ng or being
dismissed for refusing to work with the girl,
and they chose the latter The presses
formerly run by these two mi a have been
given to substitutes who have i egular assist
ants whom Capt Merideth. cb ef of the bu
reau, does not intend to displace to make
room for Miss Flood, but he declares he
will appoint her to tbe first vi cancy which
occurs, and if other pressmen r -f use to work
with the girl, they, too, will be iischarged
Nat Goodwin Make a Bit.
Washington Citt, Fob. 13. A large
party of distinguished foreign iiplomats at
tended the new National theatre last night
upon Invitation of tbe TurkisL minister to
witness t h - performance of N.t . Goodwin in
''A Gold Mine." Included in tie party were
a half dozen members of tbe Br tisb legation,
beaded by Sir Julian Pauncefc te, and their
ladiea Tbe Turkish minister - a- accompa
nled by his full legation staff and ladiea
Goodwin this week has made tl e hit of bis
life in Washington, crowded louses greet
ing him at every performance.
Tbe Congressional Snmiuary.
Washington City, Feb. 13. -The seuatc
yesterday adopted the joint rest lution recog
nixing tbe republic of Brazil, the vote being
unanimous. A joint resolution was also
passed requesting the president to invite the
kingof the Hawaiian Islands to s sid delegates
to the Pan-American congress. The senate
wo w.re all screaming with lau( hter When
we could get quiet tbe deaoon b gan, and bis
nigger talk so fuuny that we laughed
worse than ever. When be at kod me if I
would take Mi man for betb r or worse
Douglass called out: 'Say, yt u've omitted
something. aBVsaVt youf Where doea tbr
Icve, honor, and obey come it I The old
fellow answnred "Can hab it all if yo' want'
'All right,' said Douglass, 'pu' it in and
make it strong,' and the ce omony was
stonaa an over.
Didn't Omit tho Kissing. However.
-1 on can imagine how sen. us we were
when I toll you that we laugl ed so iuces-
santly that we couldn't hold ha ids when the
deacon told us to We hadu any ring,
either Jamie pulled a little pit tinum snakf
ring from bis finger and hand d it to tb
minister, who took a good look at the stone
In the serpent's head before putt ing it on my
linger. I didn't think anything more about
the matter, but for tbe fun of t be thing w
kissed each other and all round shook hands
with the deacon."
The lady added that she cou dn't marry
Mr. Green because he was alret dy married
that she was going to Paris, an 1 be would
follow when he got a divorce
THE MARTYR PRESIDENT.
Observances ot Abraham Llnoln'e Birth
day at Various Points.
Nxw York, Feb. 13 The eiget; -first an
niversary of the birthday of A -raham Liu
corn was fittingly commemorate 1 by tbe Re
publican club last night at 1 )elmonico'a.
There was a largo gathering of t ie members
The large banquet hall woa tasti fully decor
ated with flags and bunting, jortraits ol
Lincoln appearing frequently. At tbe bead
of the room bung a large oii painting of th
martyr president gracefully t raped witi.
American flags Cephas Braim rd presided
At either band or Chairman 1 ralnerd sal
Senator Cullom, of Illinois; Senator Davia,
of Minnesota; Representative )olliver, of
Iowa: Nelson Dingley, Jr., of liaine: John
C. Fremont, C. M. Depew, uid others.
Prominent parsons from all sec dons of th
country sat at the seven other ta ilea.
The Toasts and Speaki rs.
The list of toasts and speakers ii .elude "Lin
coln,' Shelby M Cullom, of II inois: "Tbe
Soldier and Sailor," Cushman Dt vis, of Min
nesota; "RepubUcan party," J mathan P.
Dolliver, of Iowa; "Tho South ' Louis E
McComas. of Maryland. "Shippi ig, Nelson
Dingley, Ji , of Maine. There wire a nurn
ber of other celebrations held by Grand
Army posts, and Union League duos in thb
city and Brooklyn, and also at many point
east and west, all over the country.
Observance at t hit-ago.
Chicago, Feb 13. The La8alle club ap
propriately celebrated the eighty-first anni
versary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln
last nigbt by an entertainment in tbe clut
house. Fully 1,A00 invitations were issued,
and of these more than two-thirds were ac
cepted. No ladies were asked. The pro
gramme included singing by a quartette aud
addresses by Henry W. Blodgett, W. G. Ew
ing, Thomas Crattv. and Thomas W. Hand
The day was also celebrated by Lincoln
Council of the National Union by a meeting
at Central Music hall, at which the principal
address was made by Hon, John. M. Thurs
ton, of Nebraska. The Union League and
other clubs also celebrated.
A Member of Parliament's Scrape.
London, Feb. 13 Elisabeth Vincent, a
young and beautiful woman, was before th
police Court at Richmond yesterday to an
swer to the charge of having attempted to
murder Lewis Henry Isaacs, M. P., last Oc
tober. Tu ' defendant testified that she was
seduced by Isascs wben she was 15 years old.
Since that occurrence she has been allowed
400 a year bv Mr. Isaacs. It was de
velops! in evidence that the prisoner had
Inveigled tbe plaintiff to her residence, and
there attempted to compel him to sign checks
in her favor. On bis refusal to do so, she
shot him in the arm. The surgeons have
been unable to remove tho bullet, and par
alysis of the fingers has resulted. The pris
oner was remanded.
Volcanic Bavoe In Japan.
San Francisco, Feb. 13. Japanese ad
vices by the steamer Gaelic give the defalk
of a terrible volcanic eruption of Mount Zoo,
in the Bingo district. On Jan. 16 the moun
tain began to rumble, and the inhabitants of
the neighboring villages rushed away from
their homes in groat confusion. Soon th
top of the mountain was lifted off, sand and
stones being belched forth. The ground in
the neighborhood was covered with sand ami
earth to a depth of over a foot Only ont
life was lost, but the destruction of property
Married Commodore Kittson's Daughter.
St. PaCL, Miun.. Feb. 13. Miss Marie
Kittson, the youugest and only remaining
unmarried daughter of the late Commodore
Norman W. Kittson, was married last even
ing to ChHiies H. 8. Weaver, of Chicago
Invitations had been iirsued by Norman Kitt
son, eldest brother of the bride, to a largt
number of friends in St. Paul and elsewhere.
Rev. William C. Pope, pastor of the Church
of tho Good Shepherd, officiated at the cere
mony, whicb was performed at tbe magnifi
cent Kittson residence on Summit avenue.
The Duke (joes l'p for Two Years.
Paris, Feb. 13. The Due d'Orleans. wbc
risked bis liberty by coming here in defiance
of tbe expultiou law. was tried yesterday, and
given two years in prison. The spectator
in court were in full sympathy with tbepris
oner, and cheered liim until the judge threat
ened to clear the court. The duke asked hit
counsel not to defend him. Duriug the trial
there were shouts of "Long live tbe Duke
of Orleans'" Long live the Republic!" and
The low a Deadlock.
DK8 MoinM. Ia , Feb. 13 The Repub
licans made a proposition yesterday in the
legislative difficulty, whicb it is only neces
sary to say gives them the speaker, and will
probably be rejected There is talk of all
the members resigning and letting a special
election tie held to sidect a new legislature,
and as thing-, look now it seem to be th
onlv way out of tbe deadlock.
rieaded ttuilly to Jury rising.
Chicago, Feb. 13 Four of tbe Cronin
Jury bribers Smith. Hanks, Salomon, and
Kouen pleaded guilty in the circuit oourt
yseierdf y. These men will be used as in
formers aeain-t the other three, O'Donuell,
liraham -who Is non est inventus and Kav
nuapb Selection of a jury was begun.
SHOT MIS SWEETHEART.
A Chicago Chnlr Singer's Lover Wounds
Uet end Kills Himself.
Caif AOO Feb IS Robert R Henderson,
adissolute Englishman, white maddened with
liquor last Big not auu severely wounded
Miss Hattie li.:-,- a choir siuger, iu tbe face
and right haul and then fatally shot himself
In tbe riht ear The shooting occurred at
his lodgings at 06 Wendell street. Mist
Hines some time a-i became enamored with
Henderson, notwithstanding his convivial
habits, and the fact that be has a wife and
four children iu batavia, N. Y. Henderson
became enraged last nigbt when she called
because she had not responded more promptly
to come and care for him during his debauch,
and tbe shooting was the result.
There is no charge that Miss Hines' rela
tions with Henderson were of a criminal na
ture, but rather that the young woman bad
compromised herself through blind devotion
to a man who seemed to exercise some
strange influence over her. She persistently
refused to marry him until he got a divorce
from hi:i wife
Sensational Suicide at Louisville.
LorisviLLE. Feb. 18 Yesterday Professor
Louis Hast went iuto Birk's cutlery shop, on
Third near Green, and asked for a razor.
One was shown him worth fl.30 and he
tendered a flu bill in payment and askeo
the shrpkeeper to sharpsn it. While Birk
went to tbe back part of the shop to hone
the instrument tbe man took another razor
off the counter and cut his throat from ear
to ear. He bled to death in a few minutes.
He was the most prominent and respected
musician in this state. Mental aberration
due to long illness and old age was the
More Trouble for Chicago Boodlers.
Chicago, Feb. 13 Suit was entered in
the circuit court yesterday by the county of
Cook against all the boodlers returned, es
caped or compromised for SJOO.OlIU in tres
pass. The defendants in the suit are: John
E Van Pelt, William J McGarlgle, J. J.
McCarthy, Harry Varnell, R. S. McClaugh
ry and others. The county attorney says
the suit is brought for trespass because
there was clearly a conspiracy by which
the county was Injured, to tne amount
named, by the defendant
Shot by an Unknown Miscreant.
Paw Paw, Mich., Feb. 13 Dr. Marvin
Foodick was sitting by a table at bis home
wben some unknown person fired both bar
rels of a double-barreled shotgun through
tbe window, the charge entering Kosdick's
head, neck and shoulder. Ho still lives and
may recover. Tho affair ia surrounded with
mystery and no clew has yet been discov
ered to the perpetrators of the outrage.
Ia This Case Lynching: Would Go.
Minnkapolis, Minn., 13. A special to
The Tribune from Butte, Mont, sayi: At
Burlington, a suburb of this town, Thomas
Bryant, a 10-year-old boy, shot and instantly
killed his mother because she refused to give
him money l he boy made bis escape and
the authorities are looking tor bim He will
probably be lynched if captured.
Ashton Too Easy for Pete.
PftoViDKNCK. R. L, Feb. 13 Jackson and
Ashton appeared In an exhibition set-to with
seft gloves at tbe Uladstone club rooms last
nigbt in the presence of 700 persons. Tho
negTo gave a fine exhibition of his agility,
and his great reach, and had no difficulty in
keeping Ashton at a distauco
Served Him About Right.
San Dieoo, Cal , Fb. 13. .During the
trial of William Mayne yesterday for assault
upon Bertha Johnson with intent to kill, tbe
woman suJdenly drew a revolver and shot
Mayne three times, inflicting probably fa
tal wounds. She was arrested.
A Philadelphia Failure.
Philadelphia, Feb. 13. J. D. Heft &
Son, wool-dyers, Mauayunk, assigned yester
day for tbe benefit of creditors. Liabilities,
SSO.OUU, and unmortgaged assets, $1,000
worth of stock and fixtures
Tbe ship of stale in Russia gets con-
aiftprahlA tarnslrliT hntit k I V. n ., .F
THE WIDOW M'CREA
Her Recent Matrimonial Ca
price Slightly Mixed.
A MATTER OF BIGAMY INVOLVED.
Tli e Lady Say the Marriage Wa a Joke
and Too Funny for Anything Green
Possessed of Another Wile with Whom
ile Itoesn't Lire Both Principals Sail
on the Same Ship for Europe The New
Bucband's Firm Bounce Hlu Tbe
Flight for Foreign Shores.
Nw York, Feb. IS A sensational story
appeared yesterday in the morning paper
about the marriage of Douglass Green, a
New York stock broker, to Mrs. 8nell-Mc-Crea,
the divorced wife of Wiley O. McCrea
and the daughter of the murdered Chicago
millionaire Snell. T.ie marriage is said to
have taken place at Oi l Point, Va., and a
colored minister to have tied the knot. Just
after noon yesterday the official announoe
ment was made on the stock exchange of
Green's withdrawal from the firm of Graen
& Bateman, to which he belonged 1. -fore the
alleged escapade. At tbe office of tha firm
the following statement wea given out:
"Messrs. Green & Bateman announce tbe
withdrawal to-day of Douglass Green from
the firm, owing to the scandalous story pub
lished this morning."
Mr. and Mrs. Green sailed for Europe yes
terday on the Lahn.
Green Said To Be a Bigamist.
It is stated that Mr. Green is a bigamist.
His wife is a niece of ev-Governor Straw, of
New Hampshire. She separated from Green
on account of alleged ill-treatment, and is
living with her children in Connecticut. She
was never divorced from him. Friends of
Green were alout to have him arrested and
subjected to an inquiry as to bis sanity, but
his sudden departure for Europe foiled them.
They claim that his brain was injured by a
fall two years ago.
They Gave Him Twenty-fonr Honrs.
When the news of Mr. Green's doings
reached the ears of the other members of his
firm at 57 Broadway they held a consulta
tion and demanded an explanation of Mr.
Green. This whs on Monday last, and he
was given tventy-four hours in which to
deny the reports' of his marriage to Mrs. Mc
Crea. Tbe time was up yesterday aud the
report was confirmed by Mr. Green, who
was thereupon requested to retire from the
firm. To this lie assented. Green's separa
tion from wife No. 1 was by mutual consent,
and Green has boon paying her a regular
weekly sum for ber maintenance. Word
wa9 sent to Mrs. Green, advising ber to come
on and have him prosecuted. The proposed
examination of Greeu on the insanity ques
tion was told to hiui by some friends.
Takes Time by the Forelock.
When LiretMl became aware of the move
ments of his frien at he commuuicated with
wife No J, who had been staying at the St.
James hot-l, and advised her to gat ready to
1-ave toivn. She took his advice, so tbe ho
tel people say, and began packing ber trunks
early Tuesday. He began like operatins in
his apartments and they both went aboard
the North Cieriiian Lloyd steamship Lahn
late Tuesday uight. By a concerted move
ment tbey met on Twenty-third street and
Sixth avenue and proceeded in a carriage
over the ferry to Hoboken. They remained
on the Lahn and sailed for Europe at 10:30
o clock yesterday morning It is reported
that tbey will be arrested upon arrival in
Bow the "Doy" Received the New.
The eff ect of tbe announcement on tbe
floor of tbe exchange was one of surprise.
No man stood better than Green. His busi
ness qualifications were of the highest order,
and bis deiueauor at all times pleasing All
manner of Iokes were bandied over bis eeca-
pide. and several original specimens of wit
were given over the black marriage as a
pleasing contrast to the Green-by-name-and-nature
instincts of the groom. Mr. Green's
mental aberration is believed to be due to a
fall from a horse six months ago
Forgot a Buatne Engagement.
Yesterday afternoon a man came rushing
breathlessly into the office of Green & Bate
man and inquired first for Mr. Green, and
then it th- hoses of his marriage with Mrs.
McCrea was tTSM When he learned that
the la ty was her way to Europ he was
much disappoint- 1 He was interested iu
real estate deals in Chicago, and was to sell
her his share of some property on Milwau
kee avenue in that city for $40,000. Yester
day was fixed for the close of the transac
tion. He seemed much disappointed that tbe
lady should have forgotten such au im
Commodore Bateman' Remark.
Commodore Bateman. Ureen's late part
ner, said. "1 don't know which was bis
greater offense, bis marriage to this woman
or tbe performance of toe ceremony by a
colored preacher. The bast index to tbe
woman's character, aside from her history,
is the fact tliat she demanded the ceremony
in such a maimer. Green, to our inquiries,
admitted the truth of his marriage, and Mr.
Coon, a partner, aud myself at once de
manded his withdrawal from the firm. It is
the old story of a liright business man with a
great future sacrificing it for a pretty face.
He is not entitled to nor wiil he receive sym
pathy from us "
THE WIDOW INTERVIEWED.
She Say the Wedding Wa Only a Little
Joke, Don't You Know.
Mrs. Green, late McCrea, was interviewed
on tbe Lahn yesterday morning. She said:
"This thing will break my mother's heart. I
know it will. Do you think the Chicago pa
pers will getf Ob, dear, it will kill her; I
know it will. I would have given anything
if it could have be n kept out of the papers.
Poor Douglass I Will they do anything to
him i It is not bigamy . it was only a sham.
I'll tell you all about it. The whole thing
was a farce. It was all in fun. I didn't
know there was any license. Sunday we
drove out to Hampton Mr. Green, Jamie
Ayer. Mrs Anna Brandt, and myself. We
went to about seven nigger churches. Mr.
Green got up in meeting at one place and
spoke to the congregation, and James Ayer
spoke at a couple of Sunday schools. He told
tbo little things to bo good and they would
be happy: told them to learn their Bible lee
son and obey their parents and teachers.
It Was So Very Funny.
"We were nearly crary from laughter, and
when Jamie suggested that it would b o fun
to get marrici wo all consented He was to
marry Anna, and I was to marry Douglass.
Then we drove to the hotel, had supper, and
on tbe way home went to two colored
churches to find some one to marry us. The
ministers all refused, as we supposed they
would. The next day was Monday, and as
the gentlemen were not going back to New
York we got. a carriage and went off to con
tinue tbe lark of the previous day
Just a Screaming Farre.
"Mr. Shorts finally agreed to perform the
ceremony, which was a regular circus, for
then went baasj executive session, adjourning
at its close.
In the bouse tbe session uf Tuesday wai
contiuued by debate on the rules until 11 :55,
when adjournment ts reached, and flvt
minutes latet the session for Wednesday be
gan, tbe journal being approved by th
counting of 7i Democrats as present, not
voting, to form a quorum. Tbe rules debatt
was then proceeded with until 5p m , what
recess was taken to Dp m The discussion
was continued to 11 p m , when the bouse
finally adjourned for tbe day.
CHARGES THE PAPERS WITH LYINGl
Secretary Proctor on tbe Alleged Groat
Rush at Chamberlain, S. D.
Washington Citt, Feb. 13. Secretary
Proctor stated to a representative of tbe
United Press yesterday that there was no
delay in the war department in issuing
proper orders in regard to the opening of the
Sioux reservation. He did not receive offi
cial notice of the president's proclamation
until Tuesday morning, and five minutes
after its receipt he telegraphed orders to the
officer commanding the division of the Mis
souri to act in accordance with the presi
Lateet Styles and the most
cur ot nuassrassss .
Will Saw you Money, Tims and Labor.
EVE kV IIoUSEKEErER SHOLtD Havb Onbi
ar.y 1 -aiy can operate them.
For Sale By
TELEPHONE NO. 105S.
CARSE fe 00.;S
"Its the beat Shoe for the money in the city.
1622 SIEOOnSTID AVElSrUE,
Ntvretary Prortur said further that lie had
bean fatfornsol by osto oi the nortliw.-stern
senators that but rle me.,1 nut 'red at Cliam-Is-rlam.
and that the taas the n wspaper
were makiug over the matter era in tbe na
ture of a liootu to attraot people to Cbam
tierlain and Pierre.
Declared a f inal Dividend.
WasRixuroN CITY, Feb. 13 Comptroller
of the GmntmBf Lacy yesterday declared a
tinal dividend of M per cent, in favor of the
creditor of tbe lAiwe! I National hank, of
Lowell, Mteh . BpoOl claims proved, amount
ing t.. .:'. The hank tailed in Sept ,
THE RESERVATION OPEN.
Slot's ntsattj stooolvoi at Pierre, . D.,
to ' L-1 Hrr l..i."
PlKRKE. D., Keh Is Otti.-ial orders
were POeolvad al 4 OoIbcE Vt-iteiday atU-r
noon Ly Col Tasini to withdraw the troops
and place nn further hindrance in the way
ot settlers going on the reservation. The
city U-caine a bedlam, and in a very tew
minute horses hitched to very kind of con
yance were being lashed by boomer?
and a derpeiate lace to get across ensued.
Many went on toot, being unable to get ve
hicles. Iu forty miui.tes Pierre was almost
depopulated. The number who crossed 10
tbe promised land is estimated at 5.UUU. In
two hours tents dotted the reservation up
..ii. for miles. A constant drain was made
on the lumlier yards in the city, and they
were almost depleted. Hundreds of shantiss
aiil be built to-day on what has hitherto
been an uninhabited waste.
CflAMBK KLilN, 8. IV, Feb. 13. There isnc
chance in the situation here The boomers
are still at work building houses, locating
claims and preparing abuudance of work for
I HE MARKETS
chic auo. Feb. li.
Board of trade quotations to-day ranged as
follows: Wheat No. i' May. opened T.-ajc
closed July, cpened 76tc, :loeed 6c.
Corn-No. 2 February, opened )Jc. closed
"lc : May, opemil aud closed July.
Ofiened and eiOOed 31ic. Oats No. 1!
February, opened Sav. closed iWHc: March,
opened 'iic. closed 21 ; May. opened 21Hc.
closed idc. Pork February, opened and
closed $v.t'Ti March, opened $V.7 . closed
May, opened jl ' Lard
February. openeJ and closed 5 " n
Live stock The following were the quota
tions at the I'nion stock yards: Hogs Market
opened fairly active with prices steady; light
grades. $3.S5&4.05: rouith packing. $3 76 3.8 ;
mixed lota, $3.8HQ3.(i5: heavy packing and
shipping lots. fciSVii.iXl. Cattle Beeves,
po.ir to prime. ttS .ftr. bulk. $3.704.00;
cows. S1.60i5.ar. stackers and f eiders.
3.50. Sheep-Steady: natives, $ :; .;.;. corn
fed westerns. J--5j. ..j lambs, 5 0U4
lYoduce: Butter Fancy Elgin. Hf7c;
fine creameries. 21ft2Sc: dairies, fiiest. fresh.
lEl2c; packing stock. S3Ac. Eggs-Striotly
;--:. i-'i ' per doz.: ice house stock, 7c.
Dressed poultry Chicken. SfflSc per lb.;
turkeys. 12H$13c per lb . ducks. .;! - per lb.:
geese. aj7c per lb. Potatoes Peerless, aJl3oc
per bu : Beauty of Hebron. as38c per bu.;
Burbauka, 3&oc per bu. Illinois sweet po
tatoes, good to fsncv. : S' Apples
Good to fancy, fcg.00d3.50 per bbi. Cranber
ries Wisconsin bell and cherries, $9.00 per
New York, Feb. IU.
Wheat-No. 2 red winter. tsUo cash; do
March. 44c do April, bSH"; do May. &&9fc
Corn-Nu. X mixed. 36Hc cash; do March
354 : do April, SSHc; do May. 87Hc. Oats
Dull; No.it mixed 28c cash; do February
HM lo March, 27c; do May. 2fHc. Rye
Dull. Barley Nominal. Pork Dull: mess,
$for new. Lard Quiet; March'
8.17; A riL $6.'-'8.
Live Stock: Cattle-Price unchanged mar
ket closed Jniil. tlrtn; very poor t very Mood
steers, gjge4 t 9 1. .s Lulls and dry cows,
i' ".uiiii Sheep aad laiaho fKossill. sheep,
s-i iio.,., . ,.' v 1. 1 its lKii.t,-.. :.". u-JVg. H-gs
Flisniiit live taogi ss..t m . urn a..
HOCg 18 LA HP
Hay I nland prairie, $7 SO.
Hiy TimoUiy $fl Otj$$0 50.
Hay Wild, fa 00CM 0j.
Cord W000S. 5 $4.0
Aa soon as Its bacillus was discovered
"la grippe" went out of business.
This powder never varies. A marvel of paritr
strength and wholesomnese. More economics'
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
oompeBdon with the multitude of low toot, abort
weight alum or prphosphsts powders . Soldcnlv
sa oasss. Botal Baktjio Pownaa Co., 10S Wall
St.. n. y.
attract prices combined make
rrbb ppp eke
. 1 f as pa
k r r a
a 1 Serb8 W b
1111 U R P E
hhA tf it IF s
" OOCO A A I R P KEEE
Ladies' $2 00 Kid Button Shoe called
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys' Express Wagons, Base Balli and Bats, Rubber Balls, elc.
Also a fall line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Paper. Tsblsts, Ink, Slates, Lead and Slste 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 iu
Us ornamentation, novel In many 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 yo.i will
buy no other. '
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. Thi has been
so popular that it is being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don t be decelved-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwiih. I am the so c
agent for sbovt goods aa well as other desirable goods, Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
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
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, I A.
I. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
185 and 1S7 Wett Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
Avenue, Dealer in-