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THE HOCK ISLAND AllGUS, FHIDAY, FERBUA11Y 14, 1S90.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTWn.
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Accoidtko lo lb Chicago Inter Oean
the Illinois senator and representative!
nave bad a conference In rejrarrl to the
beet time of holding the republican Mate
convention, and the general drift of opln
Ion waa tbe later the better- not earlier
than July. The truth of the matter I
the Illinois republican politician doean't
care particularly whether a convention is
held this year or not. A more disgrun
tled set would be hard to And than tbe
republicans of Illinois just at tbe present
time. Thev don't care whether achool
keeps or not and many of tbem wouldn't
feel so terribly bad if the democrats car
tied the state. In one respect it would
be helpful In their plot to annihilate Ben
Harrison In '93. to which event they are
looking forward with much eegrnea.
According to tbe Iron Age, which is
prettv good authority in its special pro
lore, the Lake Superior ore mining com
panles are making rather handaome pro
flu. It makes special mention of a divi
dend of 8 50 per share lately paid by
the Metropolitan Iron and Ore company
"What this means," says the Chicago
Time, "will be understood from the ex
planation that the par value of tbe shares
of this company 1 onlv 923. The divi-.
dend. therefore, was 2" rr cnt upon
tbe par value of tbe shares The Age
ays there are other companies which are
doing almost if not quite as well, and
they arc all likely to realize as good pro-
fits this year at tbey did lo 1689, for their
output has probably been oversold al
ready at pricea which will insure big div
idends to stockholders . And yet these
poor companies assure us that they can't
survive without a tai of rM a ton on
foreign ore " The farmers of Illinois are
not having so plessant an experience
with their investments. Their corn crop
of 189 cost them tl,000.000 more than
it was worth
The Xrxt Lratlalarare
If the democrats nf Illinois expect to
secure a majority in tbe nut legislature
they will be compelled to adopt differen
tactics than formerly. They will have to
nominate more candidates and make
Hula In every district of the state. Tbe
Chicago Seu takes a sensible view of the
situation and says
la addition to tbe election ot I oiled
States senators, the next legislature will
redistrirt the state into congressional and
senatorial districts. The republicans al
ready have the governor. They will in
all probability have the senate If in
secure tbe house they will be able to ger
rymander the state if tbey see fit. It will
be ten years before another opportunity
ta offered the democrats to change the
districts If, however, the democrats se
cure even the house alone, they can a
least check the republicans In any at
tempt to rruko unfair districts.
The greatest obstacle the democratic
state committee has had to t-ontend
with heretofore is the unwillingness
of democrats in close districts to
put up more than one candidata
for the house According to the vote of
1084), on which the districts were made,
there are thirty-two republican and nine
teen democratic districts. The demo
crata have always been inclined to put
up but one csndidate for the house in
each republican district. At the same
time tbey have put up two in each of the
democratic districts. This makes, a total
of but seventy members in nomination,
while It requires seventy-seven lo make a
majority in the house. Therefore, it has
been absolutely necessary for the demo
crals to run two candidates in at least
even of tbe republican districts. And with
a probable majority in the senate against
tbe democrats it has been necessary to
nominate enough for the house to over
come It. Assuming, therefore, that the
possible republican majority In the senate
next winter will be three, the democrats
mut elct t seventy nine representatives
in order to have a majority on jo nt bal
lot. And, of course, in order to te elected
they must first be nominated. And,
again, if the number required he seventy
nine and only seventy-nine be nominated,
then if one ot them be beaten the whole
opportunity to win the bouse will be lost
It is therefore highly important. Irom a
democratic standpoint, that enough can
didates for tbe house be placed in nomi
nation to make up for all accidents
t'i i-ht-r OumU-rt n is i;nd w ith the Boa
tot llm'herhood cfcsb,
Th -Units t Mik...!i,w City are block
drsl Mali uv fur tkio first tinie this winter.
Anson 1111(1 tbit'tren mMi of the Chicago
League Imim- I n'l team have arrived at Bt.
Auu tun- K.n
The Bri: i-h -t. iuii- r Marat-a. in her trip
across the All in, I lis flit I pMvt.'d through
lot for four lint -
KaiuiM'l I. N -..in Sixth listrntof Inill
ann. hu la-t-n nntiinttl en, let nt the Wt1
Po nt military ncmlcmv
The National Bunk of the Ueimulic of Bt.
Loiim. M , esp ial t5,Ol.Ui. has beta
authorize I ti It in Uium
Tbe Iowa supreme court lias refused a new
tii 1 1 to Mini -hrarh. convicted of uni.licati n
in tbe murder of Rev Haddock.
A 1 1 year old Imy of Boston uaniedjThomas
B. MlaUm has eloped with tbe American wife
of Mm Foam, a wealthy Chinese.
Jim Butts and Ed Johnson, hoth colored,
were hanged at ferry, On. . Thursday, for
tttamurder of Cni.t Miller, a wealthy farmer,
Oct. SB last
Edwiird Burns, u Chicago laborer, was
rwlievnd nt on of Ins kidneys soma time
eg and now be is getting along finely with
oat of those organs
W. A Walton, tha clerk wKo recently
stole V Ml of the Pacific Express coa
pany's mouey at Dallas, Tex., has baas
traced to Toronto, Can
Postmaster Oeneral Wauainaker want to
Philadelphia Thursday evening to attrnid the
thirty -earond anniversary of Bethatny Bun
day school, of which he is superintendent
Mrs. Thomas Hears, wife of a Rock Island
railway employe residing at Keokuk, la.,
claims to be ono of the heir of an estate
I.0U0 000 left by a wealthy English-
A kaavy fall of snow is reported In vari
ouaparts of Texaa The fall is from two to
fourteen inches deep, and is welcomed by
the farmers, who say that all crops will be
greatly benefited by it
The boiler of moving locomotive at
tached to a construction train exploded near
Ppwctaa, Pa , Thursday morning, on tha
Plttaburg, Mehleeeport and Youghiogbeny
railroad, killing one man and severely in
juring; uur others.
SHAME FOR KANSAS
Disgraceful and Deadly
Over an Election.
A HUNDRED MEN BATTLE FOR GORE
Three or Four Mortally Wounded and
One Ied A Hallway llond Towtest
Prertpltates the Trouble Ballot-Hox
Stealing the Immediate Canae Stirring
Times at fort Pierre A Night of Disor
der with Spilling ol Blood The Long
Hell Ot I one.
Wichita, Kan., Feb. 14. A hundred men
r more fought with gnns, knives, clubs, and
rarlous other weapons at Harper yesterday
norning, and when the battle ended two men
bad received their death wounds nnd nearly
s dosen others wore cut. bruised, or shot,
several of them so haiilv that there is little
A an co of their recovery. The trouble grew
out of a railroad Uunl election and the steal
ing of their ballot-boxes, which have uot yet
ieen found Reports from the scene of the
ronflkt, which is seventy miles southwest of
here, agree that a large number of Pien were
Pleked I'p on the Battlefield.
The list, so far as detinittly ascertained, is
is follows: Tom Babin, a cowboy, slashed
with a knife, has since died ; John Tilford, a
merchant, wounded' Robert C. Thomas,
badly cut nnd struck on the had with a
Stub, probably fatally in jure,l ; Heury Mor
gan, shot In arm, head bruised; John Mul
vey, cut in left side and bit with a stone on
heal and seriously injured; Clarence
Logan, head badly bruised, probably
with a club; Oscar Reed, shot iu neck, may
recover; Samuel Clayton, left leg badly
hurt bv a bullet, amputation probably nec
essary: Silas Adams, dangerous knife wound
In breast; Thomas Clancy, frightful cut on
neck and shoulder, left ear cut off; Mike
Murphy, nose broken and Ml eve kuocked
out bv a club: an unknown man
from Anthony, cut in abdomen so that his
bowels protruded, injuries likely to prove
Oi It ;n of t Vie Violence.
An election w-ns held Wedn?siay at Har
per to vote on the proposition to issue $100,.
000 In bonds to the Salina an i Gulf road
Tbe project was bitterly resisted by many of
the leading citizens and as bitterly advo
cated by others. For a week both parties
had made every effort to carry or defeat the
proposition. The fight over the bonds was
complicated and made hotter bv the fact
that Anthony, a rival town three miles
west of Harper, promised to issue the
bonds if the railroad company would locate
its line at that place. Citizens living between
the two towns were also deeply interested In
the struggle, and when tbe election was held
Wednesday at Harper tbe town was filled
with interested outsiders anxious to take a
hand in the matter. The company preferred
to run Its line through Harper it the bonds
could be voted, and bad sent a large gang of
graders and other employes to help carry the
Disorder and Ballot-Stealing.
Many stormy scenes were witnessed at the
polls during the day, and half a dozen lights
took place, but a general riot was prevented
by the coolness of tbe leaders. t hen tbe
polls closed Wednesday night it was believed
that the bonds had carried. Tbe liallots were
not all counted, and during the night the
boxes containing tbe vote- ,-at in three wards
were stolen, and disposed of so effectually
that they luive hot et Uxn found. The only
ward, as estimated, going against tbe bonds
was the Flint, and it.-" ballots were not
The Bloodv Outbreak.
When the affair became kn n yesterday
morning there was great e - -.tem-nt The
railroad crowd bail a number of arrests
made, and warrants were -worn out for otb
ers who could not be found. An effort was
made to arrest Tom Sabin. who had been a
cowboy In his day. lie made a fight, and. hi
friends joining, a hundred men iu a few
minutes became engager i in a desj;rute bat
tie, with tbe results stated above.
MUCH DISORDER AT PIERRE.
An All-Mght General Melee- Bouncing a
W l, l,,n The Mil, s,,n,,, ,
Pikrre S. D , Feb 14 Wednesday night
serious trouble occurr.-l on the mile square
and shooting was common all night Ion,
One man, a leader of the South Fierre ixim
er-calli-l ".Jcsc Juni'-.." was cut and -hot
and is now lying in a serious condition. An
other man named olg 'math is also baJlr
hurt, and a number of others were sand
bagged and hurt in the general melee which
went on all night
Law itnd Order and lh Law.
A purine meeting was held and com
mittees were appointed to organize the coun
ty and city and for various other purposes, in
eluding one to confer with the Northwestern
railway regarding tbe conflicting claims of
the road and settlers, who now ot ,-upy every
foot of the mile square.
A vigilance committee Wednesday went to
a widow woman named Evans, who ba
moved a house on to a lot which. I.i un.il
had been jumped by a asan iiauicd McKee
and ordered ber to move the building at
once, or they would do it for her. She defied
them, and yesterday morning a mob Imdily
lifted the house off and set it in the -tn-it
Ballway Men on the ound.
A car containing prominent North w,-.tern
officials came in last nig'.it. nn I taev will ut
once take means to enforci their claims a
owners of the mile square. This will still
further complicate matters, and will surely
lead lo trouble Men who were at the open
mg oi uttiuiioma say that tn iisorder on
that occasion was small compared i;h what
can now lie seen here
DASTARDLY WORK IN
Woniun Katally Injured lj
im tuitptwdf-r riot.
Detroit. Mich., Feb. 14. An outrageou
nt tempt, presumably upon the life of Mrs.
Lipmeyer. of this city, occurred yesterday
As a result her mother i- scru u-lv, if not fa
tally. Injured, and her bouse is badly
wrecked. A year ago last ( k-roher Mrs
I.ipmever procured a divorce from her hus
band, and reoeivtd at the same time bis in
tenet in her present home, of which Lq
meyer s brother owned the remaining por
tion. There bus been continual strife be
tween Mrs. Lipmeyer and her brother-in-law
since then. Ho has frequently threatened
her life, and one time violently assau.ted
her Yesterday morn in- s .in- ..,! was
put into a stove, and a fire started.
The Stove Blown to Atoms
Home time afterward tbe neighliorhoo 1 was
startled by an explosion, which was heard
for blocks It came from the Lipmeyer res
idence, and investigation showed that tbe
stove was blown to atoms, practically, and
Mrs. Lipmeyer s mother seriously injured
Tbe cause of the explosion was immediately
The Wood Loaded with Powder.
It was found that a strong odor of powder
pervaded the bouse: further search disclosed
a block of wood which bad been bored to
depth of one foot, and the condition of the
cavity showed only too plainly the presence
of powder. It was a miraculous escape for
tbe whole famiiv, who were in the lmmodi
ate vicinity of tha stove. Mrs. Lipmeyer
at a loas to account lcr the occurrence, ex
cept by the story of her trouble with bet
brothel in lint
IMPLICATED HIS SWEETHEART.
A Murderer In Alabama Makes a Terrible
n I, --o,i,
Montgomery, Ala, Feb. 14 Harry Dun
can, a white man, who is under sentence
I hang-l at Ozirk. Aia . "ii tie Jl-t inst.
became enamored of Miss Georgia Baldree
a handsome young woman, and in order
marry her murdered his wife. In a con
reason made yesterday he implicated the
youu woman and her father, J. O Baldree
and they were lodged in jail at Ozark,
father andOanghter Accused.
To a reporter Duncan said: "I do not deny
the murder, but I am not the onl y guilty
party. Old man Baldree suggested tbe
crime to me and bought the morphine for
me to kill my wife I gave tbe drug to
Georgia and told it waa bar business That 1
evening she want to my house and gave my
wife a teaspoon ful of morphine in c ip or
water, and the drug killed my wife." Dun
can says he will have something fwtbsr to
say on the day of execution.
Oeorge Barke's Had Story.
Ci.xvKi.ASD, O., Feb. 14. George lurke
was fined t'JuO and sent to the workhouse for
two months yesterday for the theft of s com
munion service from Bt Joseph's Roman
Catholic church. He said be had spent
wenty-fonr years of his life in prison and
added: "I have never bad any encoi rage
men t to lead an honest life. Ever si :ice I
was wrongfully convicted I have been ) icked
down hill. Whenever I got work som body
would come along and tell my emp oyer
fhat I was a criminal, and I would bo dis-
-harged. I don't care what becomes f me
low ; I have lost hope.
Twelve Years Finding It Oat.
Isdianapolis, Feb. 14 John Downey was
divorced from his wife yesterday in tie cir
cuit court, bis complaint being that, after
twelve years of married life, he had d scov
ered that his wife has a husband living. Mrs
IViwney was first married to a man u smed
(ung, and first went with him to Kansas
City. He treated herxery badly, an 1 she
returned tot this state. For several yea -s she
heard nothing from him, and, coucl iding
that be was dead, she married Downey
A Young Girl r'otilly Murdered
CaAwroRTisviLLE, Ark., Feb. 14.'
rible double murder was committed
miles west of here Wednesday night.
Ooss, tbe daughter of H. C. Goss, a 1 ighly
respected citizen, was found dead net r ber
parents' residence with her body ft 11 of
buckshot, and a short distance furtt er on
the decapitated remains of George Co-vett,
employed as a laborer bv Mr. Goes, were
discovered. Corvett killed the girl and
a mob killed Corvett
As Infernal Machine in the Malla.
Philadelphia, Ta.. Feb. 14 John M. Me
Bride, of 1,231 North Fourth street, rei eived
by mail yesterday a package postmarked in
this city, which proved to be a paste ard
box coutaining gun-cotton, powder, an etch.
and sandpaper, so arranged that the appar
ent intention was to have the opening f the
box cause au explosion. Tbe uiatcb, how
ever, ha 1 been placed too low, or had been
displaced iu transit, so that no exp osion
Accused of Fratricide.
Kalamazoo, Mich.. Feb. 14. The vi miry
of Almena, where Dr. Marvin Fosdick was
shot Tuesday night, was again sbockec yes
terday when Albert A. Fosdick. count sur
veyor and brother of the doctor, wss ar
rested on suspicion of having done the r hoot
ing. It is alleged that Albert had a nn rcen
ary motive for getting his brother out f the
way. Tbey are the only heirs of their fi ther,
who died several years ago and left qu te au
"Heeled" Himself and Eloped.
BaLTniog, Feb. 14. The sudden and
mysterious disapiieirauce of Edward Fut
voye, tbe agent of the Fumess line of s eam
ships, has caused considerable talk in ship
ping circles, and all kinds reports are ia cir
culation as to the cause of his departui e.one
of which is that be has skipped in company
with a pretty German girl, taking tlong
$85,000 of other people's money
Sail lull of a Teorla Man.
Peoria. Ills . Feb 14 Carl Hebert who
was once one of Feoria'v most prominent
German citizens, yestentay pleaded gui ty to
a confidence game an I obtaining money mi
les false pretense, and atis sentenced t the
penitentiary for one year. About six m inths
ago be skipped cut after beating his friends
out of on bogus checks.
Killed a Child and IWtn'l Han(.
Albion, N. Y , Feb 14 Eugene Euiery,
farmer, was yesterday convicted of m irder
in tbe second degree for the killing of little
Cora Grimes on June M and was sent -need
to life imprisonment.
A COMPLAINT FROM GOTHAn .
I-onehnrenien May That Foreign I hol
ers Io Their Work.
W ashington Citt, Feb. 14 State Sen
ator John G Bord, John W KTeog iand
George Blair, all of New York, appeartd be
fore t lit ways and mean-, committer aav
day and argued in fav..r ,,f legislation for
the benefit of New York wurehoiisemei and
longshoremen. Mr. Keogh introduce the
subject and submitted a petition l-o feet
long and signed by nearly 3,iJU workinj:men
employed in handling merchandise imp rted
into the United States, setting forth that
owing to the tariff laws such produc s as
hemp, sugar, jute fiber and wool are sent
to England from the points of prodn lion
elsewhere, and stored and warehoused 'here
- instead of being sent directly here thus
giving employment to laborers in England
instead of here, tbe goods ouly being sent
hers as they are wanted, and not stored
here. The remedy proposed was the rebate
to the importer of l p? r cent a mouth, stor
age, ,f the duty, when the product it im
ported directly from its native country
JERSEY CITY ELECTION FRAUCS.
Fvrn the "Kid Glove" Precinct Shows
TREXTuN. . J., reb. 14. Ihe exat una-
tion into the Jersey City election fraud- was
resumed here before the senate committ of
inquiry yesterday morning. Lp to tbt be
ginning of yesterday's session 2.256 of the
4-',0iNi votes cast in the county bad been
passed upon and had been pronounced
bogus One-third of Senator McDonald's
vote in six precincts has been shown o be
fraudulent, and it is said that Mr. McDcnald
will resign, no matter what the result o ' the
investigation may lie
In the seventh, or "kid-glove prccin -t, it
was found that the ballot-boxes had been
tampered with, and a number of illegal hal
lots run through them. The eighth pret inct
boxes showed no irregularities, but a recount
of the vote in the ninth increased St ihr's
vote from 10 to 4. Tbe committee ha i ad
joumed for the week.
Relief for the Snpreme Court.
Warhinotox Crrr, Feb. 14. Toe fa juse
and senate judiciary committees yeste day
beard a committee or the American Ba- as
sociation in behalf of relief for the snpt erne
court It was stated that tbe court had moth
more business than it could properly at end
to, and was consequently running bet ind.
Tbe remedy that was unanimously fav irod
was tbe creation of an intermediate appe late
The sinltan ot Zancibar Head
Zaxzibak. Feb. 14 The Sultan of Z nzi
bar d.ed suddenly yesterday. Seynod Ali,
his brother, succeeds him. Dr. Cbxles
Worth, attached to the British eonsu ate,
and Dr. Martin, surgeon of the man-of war
Boadicea, examined tbe body, and foun i no
external evidences that tbe death was un
natural. The Arabs will not permit at au
topsy. He was buried last night
Curling Bonsplel at Winnipeg.
Wrx.MFXO, Man., Feb. 14. The cm ling
bonspiel yesterday international cot test
between Ave rinks representing the Ut ited
States and five representing Manitoba--resulted
in victory for Manitoba by s xty
points The United States rinks were im
posed of three from St Paul and two f -om
Montana Senators In Oregon.
Portlaxp, Ore, Feb. 14 Joseph A.
Baker. D. J Uanneasy, W. M Thorn on,
W. 8. Becker. 8. G. Redd, and William ' "ar
berry. Democratic members of the Montana
state senate, are here. Senator Baker st Uet
that they will remain outeide of Mont tna
until the legislature adjourns sine die.
Seven Itrowned in a Collision.
Lomdox, Feb. la The steamer Ludjate
Hill, from New York for London, ran nt.
and sank the steamer Deerside. of A herd en.
Wednesday. Seven of tbe Deerside c -ew
A Bantam Weight's General " Defl '
BOSTOX, ret). 14 George Dixon, ch un-
pion colored bantam weight of Boston of
fen to ngbt any man in the world at 114
pounds, give or take a pound, for $5,0 O a
PAUN ELL'S JUDGES.
Substance of the Report on The
SAMPLE OF BRITI8H ARF-AND-ARP.
The Uraver Accnsatlons Against the Irish
Leaders Declared Haseless or Not Prov
an. but Indirect Incitement to Crime,
Intimidation anil Boycotting Laid at
Their Boors Le Caron's Word Taken
Before I'arnell's Views of the London
Press on the Judgment.
Loxdox. Jan. 14. The report of the Par
nell Kpt i ial commission presented, to parlia
ment yest- rtlay, finds that the respondent
memliers uf the house of commons were not
members of a conspiracy to establish the ab
solute independence of Ireland, but that
some of them, together with Michael Da
vitt, joined the Land league with the inten
tion to accomplish by its m 'ans Ihe independ
ent of Ireland as a separate nation. The
commissi, m entirely acquits Parnell and the
other accused memliers of insincerit y in their
denunciation of the Phcenix park 'nurders,
and finds that the fac-simile let'.ci published
in 1 he limes, iiimn which the charge was
chiefly I nsed as against Parnell, was a for
gery They Incited Intimidation.
The respondents, the report continues, did
not direct v incite crime, except intimida
tion, which they did incite, with the result
that crimes and outrages were committed
by those incited. The commission also finds
that the respondents defended agrkgrian
prisoners, but the charge was not proved
that th-v were intimate with notorious crim
inals or that they helped such persous to es
cape justice. It lurther finds that the re
spoudents invite 1 the co-operation of and ac-
crpted Milcripiions from Patrick For i, an
advocated crime in the use of dynamite.
but it is not proved that tbey were aware
that the Clan-na-Goel controlled the 1 .aud
league or was collecting money for the par
Bldn't Bepudiate Physical Violence.
It is proved, however, that the respondents
accepted the assistaiioeof the physical force
partv in America, and that in order to ob
tain that assistance abstained from repudiat
ing or condemning the action of that party.
The Charges Against Parnell.
In regard to the specific charges against
Parnell, the report says the charge that at
the time of the KUmsinham negotiations
Parnell knew that Sheridan and Boynton
were organizing outrages is not proved; nor
is there any foundation for the allegations
that he was intimate with lnvincibles, knew
their p!ans. or recognized the Phoenix park
murders as their handiwork. The commis
sion also fails to find that Parnell sent Byrne
a remittance to enable him to escape to
Judgment in Bavin's Case.
The jmls lind that Davitt was a Feuian,
and that he received money from the
skirmishing fuud" for outrages, which
money was not for the formation of the
league, but for the promotion of the agita
tion leading up to it. Davitt was mainly
instrumental in bringing about the alliance
of the party of violence in America with
the Parnell party in America.
The report reviews the history of the
league, and declares that the leaders com
bined to injure the landlords and drive them
ont of the country by means of the system
of boycotting, thereby being guilty of crim
I .t n T,.n Against Parnell.
Touching the contradictory evideuce of
Let 'a roil and Pai'iMas over tatefe intei views
inthecorri.loiot the bouse of commons in
1SS1, the r unniisMoii holds that the balance
of prohabilit was in favor of the accuracy
of LtOarea It was clear that LeCaron
wrote to Uevoj t.. eoaae to turope to see
Parnell and Egan. Parnell denies that he
told LeCaron that he had long ceased to be
lieve in anything but the force of arms as a
relief for Ireland, liasing his denial on the
fact that be never thought so. it is not im
possible that in conversing with a supposed
revolutionist Parnell expressed himself in
such a manner as to leave the impression
that he Hretsl Hitl, tbo-ie 1, tavored revo
Ihe American I'ronacantia.
The American contentions are quoted as
proving the identitt of the -trnintliv and
SXSStrBKtSXtXe the (risk leaguers with tb
physical force party The mass of evidence
proved that the 1. ague in America since 18SS
bad been di n. it el by the Clan na Gael, and
been actively engagi-d in promoting tbe use
of dynamite for the destruction of life and
projierty in England. It is not proved, how
ever, that Parnell knew the position of tbe
LONDON PRESS OPINION.
Kdilorial Views on the Report of
LoxDtiN, Feb. 14. The Daily News says
the report of the Parnell commission has
vindicates! at once the character of the Irish
leaders and the integrity of the English
bench. 1 l,ree upright judges whose preju
dices, n they gnu at all, are all against
home rule, have cleared public life of an
The Post congratulates Parnell, who was
immediately the victim of gross injustice It
remains for the British electorate to esti
mate alike the acquittal of Parnell and tbe
condemnation oi uavitt, inouzh honor is
due to Davitt. as being tbe chief denuncia
tor of crime and outrage.
The 'hroniele says The Times' case has
tumbled like a house of cards The history
of "Parnellism and Crime." from it birth to
its burial in tins reirt, is the history of the
most colossal fits u of .olitical journalism in
the ictorian era.
Tbe .standard say-, that while the tvrdict
of the commission (avors the accused In a
few of the most heinous charges, of which
few persons axpa txl proof woul 1 be brought.
there is more than t-nough behind to sub
stantiate all that has been generally believed
of the tonneetion of the Home Rulers with
conspiracy against tbe law.
The Times leaves the public to judge
whether the report does not coutii m, though
in colorless, guarded, judicial language, the
main part of the statements made in tbe
"Parnell and Crime" article The Times
asserts that it never accused the Parnellites
of personal participation in crime. Conclud
ing, it says: ' It on certain points which
we held we have not established our state
ments, the general effect remains unshaken
Banquet at Atlanta.
Atlaxta, Oa , Feb. 14. The first annual
banquet of tbe Atlanta chamber of com
merce was held last evening at the Kimball
house, about 400 guests being pres -nt. among
them a large number from the north. The
principal speakers were Hon. W. E. Russell,
of Massachusetts, who eulogized Henry W
Grady; Governor Campbell, of Ohio, and
Patrick Calhoun, of Atlanta. The visitors
were taken around the city to-day. and given
a reception at noon.
No Crime to Assassinate a Cur.
Wahikgtox Citt, Feb. 14 In the ex
ecutive session ot the senate yesterday Sher
man, from tbe committee on foreign rela
tions, reported the Russian treaty with tbe
objectionable clause (declaring an attempt
on the life of a czar not a political offensei
eliminated This treaty was recommitted
to the committee r- :itlv because of objec
Uons to tbis particular clause
The British extradition treaty was taken
up and discussed at some length. Senator
Gray made a speech against tbe provision of
tbe treaty providing for extradition for
manslaughter and for obtaining money un
dor false pretenses. A number of speeches
on this subject were made, and tbe senate
adjourned without taking any final action.
Mustalned the Civil Service Law.
Ankapolis, Md . Feb. 14 The joint reso
lution offered in the bouse of delegates sev
era! weeks ago by Richardson, of Hartford
county, requesting the repersentatives ot
Jlaryiana in congress to vote for the repeal
the civil service law, waa yesterday re-
porxea unfavorably by tbe committee
elections, and the report waa adfitrtied.
FUN AT THE TABLE.
Newspaper Men at a Banquet
of Good Things.
DANA COMPLIMENTS A OHICAGOAN
Because the Latter Is Not Afraid of the
Devil Account of the Kise and Call ol
the Attemp to Organise a "Mould
ers'" Pnlon Depew (ilven a Ditlicnlt
and Rather F.iubnrrasslng Problem to
New York, Feb. 14. At yesterday's ses
sion of the American Newspaper association
the following officers for the ensuing year
were elected: President, J. W. R-ott, of The
Chicago Herald; secretary, R. H. Campe, of
The Pittsburg Chronicle; treasurer, William
1 .art in. of The Kew York Sun.
Kditorlal Talent at Dinner.
The banquet given by the association at
the Brunswick last night was a fittiug ter
mination to the meeting There were brill
iant speeches, witty sayings, and droll
stories. At the guests' table, which was
presided over by President Scott, Charles
A. Dana, of The Sun: S. H. Kavlfmau, of
TVc Washington Star. Charles V Knapp
of The St. Iouis Republic; Walter P. Phil
lips, of The Uuited Press; Yictor Lawson.of
The Chicago Daily News; George W. Tur
ner of The New York World, and J. H
Holliday, of The Indianapolis Journal. Cov
ers were laid for . Presiding at the van
ous tables were Col. Morgan. .New Haven
Recruiter: J H. Farrell, AlbanT Press
and Knickerbocker; William Cullen Bry
ant. Brooklyn Times; F. K. Misch. San
Francisco Call, ami W. J. Richards, Indian
Beginning of the Mpeechniaking.
Speeches were made by Hon. C M. Depew,
C. A. Dana, A. Mmor UnawxHd, LnjinD.
Marsh. W, H Stevenson, and others Pin
ident Scott introduced Charles A. Lee. prtsi
dent of the National Editorial association,
who considered it nn honor, lie said, to be
with such an assembly of leaned men. Pub
lishers aud editors, he thought, should work
together for the common good of all. He
paid a compliment to Mr. Dana, to whom he
alluded as the "Nestor of journalism.
Moulders of Fublir Opinion.
Allan Forman, editor of The Journalist,
spoke briefly. He remembered of trying to
organize a labor union ot rei-orters. We
met about tour times, he said. "Atone of the
meetings some ouo. got up aud spoke about
reporters being the moulders of public opin
ion, and a member arose and proio-sl that
we call it Moulders' anion No. 1.
Amid BTeal applause Mr. Dana was then
introduc.sl. nnd Maj. Barrett, of The Scran-
ton Truth, proposed three cheers, which were
given with preat tervor
The "Xcstoi" r.lves Tbera Uodspced
"It is a in .e-t ivuspicuous fact." said Mr
Dana, "that to-nigut are gathered together
the newspapt-r representat ives of the entire
country. It is au excellent enterprise in
hich vou arc engaged: an enterprise that
has no rival. You w ili find ail the publish
ers of .Sew ork ready to standby every
measure you have agreed uixu at vour
meeting to-day. Any plan that will bring
about the heart v co operation ol the pub
lisher ami e iitor will meet with the approval
of New York. The popular idea of a news
paper to-dav is very different from that of
years ago The papers to-day are larger
and have more in them to admire.
But oi i Conies from Chlcat-o.
'Now, here is my friend, Scott, one of the
ablest editor 0f to-day, aud you may let nie
add that it not his ability 1 admire. I ad
mime him because he is not afraid of tbe
devil. Some men, you know, are very much
afraid of afaaV Mr. Dana referred to Hor
ace Greeley as a imu to admire, not as a
news collector, but ns a philanthropist and
a philosopher. The great'-st new s gatherer.
the most competent editor in hi tune, was
the elder James Gordon Bennett
A Ouestion for Bepew.
President Scott arose and said he seldom
had t he opportunity uf asking a questiou of
a railroad president, and would like to ask
Mr. Depew why it was that a trip pass is al
ways given a journalist, a-hen a member of
the legislature invariably receives au annual
Mi. lH-pew made a humorous papl aud
spoke at seaee length Ufa reaserfci i rafaad
NEGLIGENCE OF A BRAKEM AN.
It Causes the Beath et One and Hie
Jury of Pour Perwotts.
Ci.evelanp, O, Feb. 14. Through
negligence of a brakeman the accommoda
tion train from the west, due here at 9:40,
ran into an open switch at Rellerue, O., last
night and crashed into a light locomotive
standing on the aWhtg. Both engines were
demolished and Fireman Young, of the light
engine, was instantly killed. Euglueer
Phelps, of the passenger train, w ,is severely
though not fatally hurt. Rnnaa S.mpson,
of the passenger train, had Uith k-g- broken
aud was hurt internally. A lady pssaseatger
named Woostor bad several ribs broken, but
is not fatally hurt. Oaillei H .yr. of the
passenger tram Buffered a scalp wound and
was ttadly bruised.
Vt ,...1.1 Employ Their Own Doctor.
iROXUOOn. Mich . Feb. 14 The day shift
at tbe Aurora mine went on a sti ,k- at noon
yesterday, and last evening the night hift
joined them. Tl.e trouble arise-ivcr the
action of Manager Pirhwriliaal. of tfas Au
rora, in di charging Thomas and McLsd
the min physicians, and uppoiuting Mc
Leod. It is customary in the mines of Lake
Superior to keep $1 a month out of the
wages of the Btea, a hick goes to u mine
physician Tbe men say that all they ask is
the II which It kept every month out of
their wages, and the prfa Doge of employing
their ott n physic.ans
Killed In a Mrect tar.
Con mbi s. O., Feb. 14 Passenger traiu
No. 1-, on the Pan-Handle railroad, which
leaves here at V45 p. m. and arrives at New
ark at .V."). struck a streetcar containing
several persons at I'nion street crossing in
Newark, last evening, fatally injuring Mr.
J. 8. Smarts, proprietor of the Newark Pa
per mill, and Mrs. Elizabeth Shnltz.
Opposed to the McKinley Bill.
Philadelphia. Feb. 14. At a largely at
tended meeting of business men yesterday
resolutions were adopted protesting again-t
tbe McKinley bill relative to the administra
tion of the customs laws, aud urging tbe
Pennsylvania senators to oppose its passage
Dr. Dorchester Confirmed.
WaIIMIIiat City. Feb 34 In the se
cret session ot the senate yesterday after
noon tho nomination of Daniel Dorchester
to be superintendent of Indian schools wa
confirmed without further debate.
In Favor of International Copvriplil.
Washixutox City. Feb. 14 The hou
committee on patents has authorize! a fa
vorable report on the international copy
THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD.
Government for Oklahoma Braxil Recog
nized Amendments to the Bales.
WaHCgto.x City. Feb. 14 Bills for the
establishment and maintenance of Indian
schools in Michigan and South Dakota were
reported to the senate yesterday The Okla
homa bill was amended so as to include in
the territory tbe tract called "No Man's
Land.'' An amendment also including the
i uerokee outlet lor judicial purposes was
rejected, and after a few more unimportant
amendments the bill passed, the senate went
into secret session an 1 nimn reopening tbe
The bouse adopted the joint resolution
recognizing the republic of Brazil, tbo vote
being unanimous, and then proceeded with
the consideration of the rules. Some amend
ments in the matter of changing verbiage
were adopted, but two offered by the Demo
crats were rejected. One provided that a de
mand for yeas and nays should not be con
sidered dilatory, and the other that tbe
speaker should never refuse to entertain an
appeal from his decision. The bouse then
took recess until Ham, today.
I NEW GOODS I
Latest Styles and the most
Lace Curtain Stretchers
cot o tOtaenlfSAMi
Will Save vou Money, Time and Labor.
FvlkY Hoi's'i-KEErsK Sinn iu UavX Una
u.y luJy tan , ' -i c them.
For Sale By
TKLEPUONR NO. 10M.
C ABSE 3c CO;S
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button Shoe called the
lIts the best Shoe for the money iu the city.
162 SZECOZTnTID VZEZLSTTTIE.
DESTRUCTIVE BLAZE AT CHICAGO.
fvpettj ti llic halite of Aliout 400,000
llfslrityrd I- ireuit'it litjn red.
CnCAOO, Kel. 14. Fire in Mi- cry yes-
lariiey destroyed a bung ttHn owned by
J. V. Kara-ell ft i"o., causing a heavy 1ms.
Th building u us occupied by Work Bros.,
whotaala dotkient; Taylor Bra, & Co.,
ariaoteeale aats and case, and Mm lell -os.
v Co., daa an in dry goods, all f whom
loee taair saeka Iiurin lae Bra William
RallannWi a ttreman, fell frooi n ladder,
sinking on In- head Hu sku 1 was frae-
bured and he will prnhatldie. Four other
Srexaea were severaly hurt The koaeea are
Stated by the city papers at from iV.()00 to
t i r ttQa.aou. laaoraawe, flT,0fl0 The
. it j i.i r: ul the diaaator i- ih.it J.50J em
pkrjrei win ,i their nrork tr a time.
The iinipanv Va Ncijliitent.
Wii.kr.sbarkk. I'a.. Feb. 14. Tho coroner'-
,ury in the i'a.' of the seven nun killed
by an explosion of tas at Plynmuth. about
ten .lav-age. have fniiud a verdict that the
ohigh i Wilkeshnrre Coal company na
ruilty ol iiegliaaBie m nt having the Not-
Uagbam col.iery proj.riy Impelled by the
hre b ses b-f.irrt the men went to work on
the morning of the explosion.
Fraclloiin' urrency and Wee I'olnage.
V -niNi.TON City. Feb. 14. One of the
bills introduced in the staiate Testei dat re-
l ii,., ill, .tl.i 1 i,-l 'vi ! ...ii-i-. ,. , wufmtAmm
till ortll 111 tt I 1. ! lilll-,tl mi-liii, il.,ii,imma.
tioaaahaltba printed, ead provides for the
tii--. uia.i oi gold n.l silv.-r
Appoiuled by ivfrnor Klfer.
Spium.kik! n, Ills., Feb. 14. The (fov-
eraor aas appointed Benjaaia M. Untiith.
of SpringfJ Id, a ntenaber of tae siat board
of health, lo mm Dr. John A li.cu h. the
present secret aiy of th-.; board, wbuee aarxa
-X- i I
CXttCAOOt FeV 18.
Boir.l of tratle quotations to-day ranted a
follows: Wheat No. 1 Mm. opened 7!ir,
closed r; July, opeuetl Tli'4C. , los.il 75sc.
Oent No. iFeliruar,. apeaved Sse, eloard
(8 .: M iv. opcn.tl HC, i losed July,
opaaed and dosed Be. tiats -No. t
Febru .ry. opaaed MM closed Jll4C; May,
opened si w. doaed -1-41 : Jaly opened Be,
doaad A':-c. Pork lebruarv, tipened and
(losed S.'.Ttl March. oieuel and closed
Sii.T.".; May. opened $.', t luaed JbuW. Lard
- February, iene I 8V,.'a, closed $5.80
Live stock The fol low ing were the quota
tions at the Union stock yard-: Hofta Market
opened fairiy active with best grades 5c
higher: other lots unchanged: light grades,
s-.-t5.c-4 1": nuili packing. Sa75U.8; mixed
late) S t.' ii ui: heavy packing and ship
ping lots. tIBUJMt Cattle-Beeves, $3.U0
.a. .Oh bulk, sM.ijUii.4.1'1; cows, (1.408.10;
siix-kers and feeders, 5-'. -J", ;!."' Sheep
Steady; muttons. 4JSariJHt corn-fed western-
;' H ... ; lambs, IUHMA,
Prtnlnce: Butter Fancy F.lgtn, -8ls 'HTc:
fine oreaasertea, -'l i." . dairies, fluest. freeb,
19 S9e iwckitig -! k. Egg Slrictlt
frc-h. IIBHMe er d.; i,t. house stock, Te.
Dressed HuItr I'hickens, wgSi; per lb;
n,i I., ,-. 19 i-h- per fh . d iicks. MHl p.-r lb.:
aaMB, tt !c per lb. I'otatoes Peerless. JUuJfx:
per bu ; Beauty of Hebron. oBMsc per bu,:
Kurbanki. J-t-,ie ,er bu. Illinois sweet po
tatoes, gooil to fancy, SU T'njVXOl. Apples
Ootid to fancy. t2.(ll.VI per bbl. Cranber
nes Wisconsia bell and cherries, $y.UJ per
Nsw York. Feb. 13.
tVheat No. 2 red winter. cash: do
March. H ' : do April, K5is j do May. 85rc;
do June. 85c. Corn N... :.' mixed, 3844c cash;
do February. o March, Xt ; do April.
30-V: do May. 3T?ftc. (lata Quiet bur sleaev;
No. 2 mixed 28c cash: do February. rtsc
do March. 274c: do April. Ttytr, do May. 27c.
Rye Nominal. Barlet Nominal. l"ork
Hull: mess, tm.T.v.U.5 for new. Lard
Quiet: Mar h. .l!i May. $8.a : July. J.4u.
Live St, a te Cattle Su trading In beeves,
dri-s-ed beef, firm but slow: -Ides. IIMTMe i
!he-p and Lam's -Firm, lamb-, (.Oy,
7."- V 1 Its: sheep. J4.W&1.50. Hogs-Nom-inally
steady: live hogs. 4-US4-i5 100 lbs.
Hay Upland prairie, $7 50.
Hay Timtrtny $0 & 50.
Bay Wild, f.3 0-TOJ4 0 .
Onro .'i- ,v-'-Oats
Cord WooflSS 5 jt$4.i 0.
SThit powder never varies. A marvel of pork
strenxth and wbolesomness. More economics
than Die ordinary kinas. and cannot be sold In
.,n wMtl.ir, til tin mnlllfajl 1 & a
" " -.-.. v imw icei, snort
weight alma or prphoephata powders . Sold eaie
in can: RoTal Bakins Powokh Co.. 10 WaU
attractite prices combined make
RRRR TVT EKES
R ft P V
H H P P K
R RP PR
It Kit ft rrr r-n.
R R P R
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys' Express Wagons, Base Balla and Bats. Rubber Balls, etc.
Also s full line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Psper, Tablets, Ink. Slsles, Lead and 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 many of iu features is bound to be a good seller. Be
sure and examine this siove and learn its good poiDM for after aeeinc it you will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
so popular that it is being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don t be deceived buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwith. I am the sole
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods, Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
SELLING OUT !
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 aud below cost. T his is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Black
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,
1W tad m Wett Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
Avenue, Dealer in-