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THE KOCK ISLAND AKGUS, 8ATUKDAY, MARCH 1, 190.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHH W POTTEW.
Saturday, March 1, 1040.
Tm Rushville Time (Links Dr. 0. A.
Wilson, or Peoria, can beat Gen. Poit
for congress in the Tenth district next
fall. 80 does the Argus. BuV Dr. Wil
eoe it not the only democrat that conld
do the job op neatly . What's the matter
with Audrew J. Beli Why. the tsow
fall of fire inches Thursday would be
nothing compared with the war Bell
would bury Post. There wouldn't be
enough left of the latter to bitch to.
Th motive of ttenator Hoar's uncon
stitutional bill to prevent a state from
reapportioning its congressional districts
until nfter the federal census Is plain
enough. The state of Ohio has been
shamefully gerrymandered by the re pub
llcao. At the last congressional elec
tion the republican plurality was 1 ss
than 0,tXK. yit the democrats only
elected Are congressman two of the
by slender pluralities while their op
poneuts secured sixteen . The republi
cans' percentage of the total rote was
less than one-half, and yet they secured
nearly four-flfths of the congressmen
The democrats, now baying control of
the legislature, propose to remedy this
rack injustice. ao1 It is to prevent them
that Senator Hoar's bill is to be pushed
Thc majority of the ways and mean
committee hoped to get their tariff Dill into
the bouse by the 1st of March, but it is
probable that tbey will not have it ready
so soon. Tbey are finding some diffi
culty in fixing upon any place where tbe
cat of duty can be made From present
indications it seems not likely that there
will be any reduction of customs duty
except on sugar, act that, on the conn
trsry, in many cases there may be an in
crease. Tbe only material reduction of
revenue that there seems to be any agree
ment upon is tobacco and whUky
in the arts. The sugar Ques
tion is giving them considerable
trouble. The proposition to take rff
a considerable percent of tbe duty and
make up the difference to th producer
by a bounty doea not meet with the up
provsl of the sugar men, and it is possi
Ms that the clause will be stricken out of
tbe bill in tbe house, or that it may final
ly defeat the whole measure. There are
understood to be ten republicans in tbe
house who will vote against any consid
erable reduction of tbe sugar duty, and
sis of them declare tbit tbey will vote
sgainst tbe entire bill if the claue is re
tained when tbe question comes to be fin
sally voted on in tbr houe. This oppo
sition in their own party perplexes tbe
majority of th committee in making up
Akkalcsia, Feb M Jno Hofer wss
born in Canton. County of Pcrne,&r-r
land, on Dec. 21. I826.and died here K b.
3ft, 1890. being 63 years. 8 months and 2
days of age He whs a member of tbe Ger
man Reform church, was brougBl up sari
educated in bis native country Herame
to Davenport. Iowa, In 1854. lived there
ons year, on June 10 of that year he mar
rted Catharine Bigler, of bis native town.
Canton where she was brought up and
educated and came to Davenport in 1854
Ths following vear be moved to Buffalo.
Iowa, and in 1866 crossed to Andalusit
where ths family now reside He leaves
a wife and sis sons, Fred J , Albert L ,
Jno C . Herman A.. Adolph T . and two
daughters, Lizzetta and Mint I
LliHi. ViATf it TLlL. ;A Ii
Il-Htus'nr Piatt, o' N.w York. 1 buying
Cblfn. 1. ft f- .. .1 .,
The tm.n lr.u- an ex.r-' m rt of
MllKM- .-1 1,. 1. , .' fV of
The m-w Mi-n-bant' bre y s.v.rss ths
Mtaa.p ... R. t.Uia wn eosnf Bs4Vv
day' j f-w ton and sirai r
Ric 1 llivr.ftt. wsvt banelni iinu.ug
ham. , i . 1 ruUy for MM assaRSar C sat
wife sjSji t. .imifhr.T, ,r. lh . 1 ;y8
AsVSJBS ar- made at Chjti n. Ins .that
tbw Ret ft U 1, ,f ! I r VferiaO
chor fc te- 1 p 111 rt, lur-i
Jern I , la ar
rtvssl in Wash! r. j City to rnw hit
ama . n 1 . 1 iVilf of th'
A p- '. a ni ng I utinu id
favor ... bnliot i 1 h l. a .(.tt-n ap in
Saw York, . i-ith'
fee' squnru. whs) awl ton
L M Lorl r.f ,r, 1 V. r un, lu 1 . who
WSW BVHrteJ lor e-i,!r- - : n:
taw water Works company in. n y. ha been
acquitted on lb ground ot faasanitv.
Mrs. Matilda L. CSJSr, arVkaw of a whol.
sale tna mr. hint of ? Y - irt. !
goaeip by marrvtnic a Vuun: OSSS '( Itt,
while she U M Tim liaj ;. a .1 name
Jack ferr. jft-T say ho can not accept
LaBlanch. off r to fl rbt. as thern Is nothing
ha It He wouldn't accept IKIanche's
saloon ns n gjfl liocaus it la too "rocky" a
The Panfl f.xr.r.a In o.-i, promised its
ease against t:i ..!. whs ar
raaudatst J .hi.. N B and Um ihiofgoss
I alter raturu ng all excj;.r . 001 of his
It la reportod Unit Hssott tfe thieving
ot tbe snmnvnfHirms oflusof the
at Washintrt iii Ijfr. hn. boon ar-
I at Portland. Ore. , w orking as a rail
nit has been brought at Sprincfleld. Ilia .
by the sister and four brothers of the late
Mrs Irene Oarrett, of Tuscola, to sat aside
her will on th- ground of mental incapacity
The stare is valnad at ;
James Roaaall Lowell Is confined to his bed
at bis famnu old homestead, Elmwood,
near Cam br id ire, Mass., with a very sartoun
cold, which haa affected hla lungs and
Mrs. Hitt, a pasaenger on tha Burlington
railway, near A'hland, Neb., misalng her
noy. sprane "R tbe train while it was
forty nu.. an hour She had a kv
1 and her body badly bruised, but will
Mr. Brown, principal of tbe Sioux Falls
(S. D ) schools xprrinieuted on his pupils
with hypnotism The result was that three
puptla wr thrown into convulsions They
will ranorer and tbe teacher will swear off
C T.JqbbsU. a pensioner of the Canadian
government, who Is applying for an Increase
of panel on causd Sir Adolphe Caron, aha
war minister a bar while tbe latter was
Stntmg the case in tbe Dominion SsVSBfeSSJi
Friday HubUll was flrad" from the
Dob t ksel Well.
And yet you an not sick enough to con
sult a doctor, or you refrain from doing
so for fssvr you will alarm yourself and
Meads ws will tall you just what ynu
aswd. It is Hood's Sarsaparllle, which
will lift yon out of that uncertain, uncom
fortable, dangerous condition, into a
state of good health, confidence and
cheerfulness Tou've no Idea bow potent
peculiar medicine is in cases like
Norvir, Green's View of Wan
VIGOROUS ATTACK ON THE SCHEME
l nrle am Advised to Go into Coal or
Rathf-r Than Lightning Some
Alleged IHffleultle la the Way A New
York ..mi in) to Catch Seal la Ilea,
ring Sfta for Tweaty Vears The Hunt
for the !M-nate Leak Suspended.
Wahinoto, City, March 1 Postmaster
General Wanaraaker, Judge Tyner (the as
sistant attorney general for the postofflce
department 1. and a number of prominent
sslegraph men ware present at the meeting
of t he hoove committee on post offl -ea and
post-roads yesterday to near Dr. Jforvin
Green, tbe president of the Western Union
Telraph con. psny, address the committee
in opposition SB the proposition of the post
master roeral to establiah a limited postal
telegraph syteo in this country Ir Green
said that v.-rhoJy knew that tbe E iropcan
v mmentii owned and oiieratci SMegraph
Lines, but none of them had op'jrs.ted them
so cheaply aud satisfactorily as a corpora
tion coul I Ti'e governments had assumed
control of th. E 11 opean lines to protect the
government, in this country the people
needed to be protected from the govern
ment 'o Ratine with the Telegraph.
He said that tbe Western Union controlled
ten-elevenths of all the wires in this country
and the flasks Telec-aph company the re
mainder Hi position was that the govern
ment of the United State- had no business
with tbe telegraph. It eejunly could not
do the rvice better than tha Western
Union. Th pop e certainly were not ask
ing for the - ha age 'ot more than l.Ouu.OQO
people, out of the total population of tbe
cmnti y u--l the telegraph in any one year.
Forty-i per cnt of the amount of tbe
Saasgraph business was purely speculative.
Tbe pool rooms and boras races in Sew
York city pail tbe company ?Vi.0u0 last
year. Yep much better would tbe gov
ernment take tbe coal mines and the rail
roads, because the people have mora need of
tbem. Very much better to take the woolen
clothing industry In charge, because all tbe
people need woolen clotbing
A Bigger Plant Needed.
If the government wanted to go into tbe
telegraph business It would need not only all
the ezlting lines but twice as many more
These 750,000 miles of wire would not be half
enough for the requirements of such a busi
ness a tbe government proposed to estab
lish Dr Green illustrated some of his
statements bv mans of a map. To e-itab-
iiab a single circuit under tbe proposed bill
it would take ttl, v5 miles of wire The map,
Dr. Green said, showed the 447 post offices at
which it was proposed to establish postal
telegraph om -e. 1 bree-fuurths of tbe tele
graph business wss done in a small area of
the whole country.
A Beas l.w Declared Certain.
The general proposition submit ted in the
bill conld be earned out if tbe government
won Id foot the loss Bot no combination of
any sort could send messages under the pro
posed rates w ithout a great loss to somebody.
The proieiirion of the postmaster general
wan to v ii 1 niesage at one-halt the rate
that existed In Lug land. How could tbU be
dotes in this country, where the operators
received double the sslariss of the Foolish
The "Aoeial" RiKines.
Con. ,-rning tbe social biikin- that tbe
postni'.srcr u'enTsl proposed to establish,
Dr fr.n said that about 40 per cent of tbe
eeetgra).:. bu-inea in Eui(ianfas social.
This ineludel race horse and sporting bast
neft IktMs country wo did not call this
buvii-- .-. V I k. u ' ' t nt ol the
tel- graph l.u-inesaiii the country was so
cial, i iie d.- :..r 11 1 a "limited" postal tel
egraph whs ull 111 ..djine
Dr ireen .lev. .te.1 much of hn time to explaining-
fl ureft and facts connected with
the buntn'-s ot tbe Western L'nloo to show
that the postmaster genral's scheme was
not a prn. M al on He bad not finished
this explanation whet) - o'clo.-k arrived, and
the committee adjourned
LEASED A BIG MONOPOLY.
The veil I ..l.erle In Beh ring Sea Go to
a New York Company.
WshioTO Crrr, March 1 The coo
tract for talung seat in the Alaska fisheries
was award. 1 yesterday by Secretary Win
dom to tbe North American Commercial
company of New York and .San Francisco
for a t Tin of twenty years Tbe proposal ts
a verv mm-h better one for the government
tb-.n tha under which seals have been taken
for the past twenty years In the first place
the government will receive about $1,000,
. instead of RWb.OtJO. Besides
the n venu lax 't.OOi and royalty t7 tUV(
on each Stnav tbe company agrees to pay
tbe government Si cents on each gallon of
,,- i.lev-r.ilito th.-ualiVesof
8L Paul and 81 George islands as much dnsd
salmon as the secretary shall direct, also tbe
salt an least : necessary for preserving meat
and to provid school buildings and main
tain scli..'s for the natives at least sight
month In each year.
Proceedings la Boase and Senate.
U a I Crrr. March 1. -Gorman
prewntift-l la tbe senate yesterday resolu
tions of t he Maryland legislature asking that
gXki.OOO exacted from tbe authorities of
Frederick. Wd , by Confederate under Gen
Early, be refunded by the government.
Ibgails was elected to serve as president pro
tern In tbe absence of the vice president on
a trip to Fl .rida, and IngalU at once took
tbe osth and seat as preaid.ng officer Blair
egati. ilnod that the press associa
tion wera not reporting tbe de
bate on tin. dawcational bid with
satisfactory fn lnaas. Th- bill granting pen
sion to veterans unable to perform manual
labor was debated It Is estimated that It
will cost about IM OOn.OOO a year, but Vest
declared that no one living could Ml what
it would cost. Pending debate a secret
session was held, after which ths senate ad
Jcurned to Monday.
The house passed the urgent deficiency bill,
after a long debatu, mostly consumed on
point of order, and then took recess to 8 p.
m. At the evening sesaion forty-five private
pen.ion bills were passed
The World's Pair Committee.
U A.WNOTt.s Crrr, March 1 The sub
cominutee of the committee on the World's
fair ha held several informal conferences,
but Be definite conclusions have been
Applied for Bank Charters.
IV AsrtlNOTus ClTT, March 1. The follow
ing application- for authority to organise
national banks have been filed with tbe
ooraptrollT of the currency: First National
bank of East St Louis, Ills . by L E God
dard of Marion, Ills , and his associates;
First National bank of Benton Harbor,
Mich., by 8 A Bailey, of Benton Harbor,
M.'Ph. , and his associates . Commercial Na
tional bank of Waoo. Tax., by W T Watt,
of Waco, Tex. , and hla associates.
The Civil Servlee Inquiry.
Washixoto Crrr, March 1. Thomas
Mitchell, of Connecticut, was the first wit
ness yesterday before committee Investigat
ing Uat'on charge against the civil serv
iee commission The charge was that Mitch
all had been appointed to a position in ths
pension office , bad been dismissed for cause .
had taken an examination for reinstatement
and failed, but that bis papers bad after
ward been marked up so that be could be
appoint- I Mr Mitchell denied the truth of
tbe charge and other evidence failed to es
Snapended the "Sonealer" Bant.
Wasminotos Crrr, March 1 The senate
eoaamitte which is engaged in trying to
learn tbe source from which newspapers
obtain their news of executive sssslnns. did
not examine any of the witnesses called
yssterdsy, but adjourned tbe investigation
over until Monday. Tbe committee will
make a preliminary report to the senate
setting forth the fact that many of tbe wit
nesses called have refused u ansirer t .s
juestloas put to
A to rii COSTLY WHISK f.
it ot a h saasj 1-.. 1.. vaaeai at at 4,000
fur a !' Drink-.
Bostom, March l.Fu tern tious,nd dol
lars is a rather high price sf r a round of
drinks, but it is the price a F oston police
man paid a few days ago. Of nurse, he did
not do it intentionally, but he 1 st tbe money
none the teas. It was like this: The police
man, who is a day officer, was ut at night
with tbe boys. After a few
rounds of drinks in John G tod's saloon
on Albany street it came 'he officer's
turn to stand treat. Leaning ..ver to Bar
tender Joe Good, the propriety r's brother,
the officer whispered; '-I'm lead broke,
Joe; got nothing but a lott -ry t icket. Will
you let it go for a dollarf
"Tea, I guess so, if it's lucky on'
"Oh, it is sure," said the policeman; it's
04,S8 Sounds like a w inner
"All right; 11 take if
The Karkceper Was No Cl.uiup.
Tbe officer and his friend-, d ank up tbe
ticket, and wished Joe good lucl . The bar
tender put 1 of his own in the ilrawer, and
placed the ticket on a shelf. He has bought
a ticket every month for a year 1 r two, but
never realized a cent from his 1 .vestment.
On the morning when the dra vings were
announced, and before tho bat bed been
open ten minute, in rushed the 1) -er
"I pledget a lottery ticket ber the other
night for m drinks, Joe, you niay remem
ber. I guess I'd redeem it now."
He seemed o excited that th bartender
grew suspicious, and excused hi iilf for a
moment Going Into the ofB.-e. he ran his
eyes over tbe morning papers. There it
was. First prise, fl4,JB5, Boston
Sympathetic Sl.noo Worth.
He almost had an attack of heirt-d sese.
Then he rallied, and told thft ortk ?r that the
ticket was sold, uo: p:clgtd, an 1 that he
could not have it Tbe pnlieet tan wax-si
very wroth, but tbe bartender wa- obdurate.
Finally he agreed to give theoffle. r tl.Oisj of
the tlS.OOO, which the number cal ed for, as
soon as tba bag of gold arrive 1
THE OVERFLOWING RIVKRS.
Fifteen Feet of Cairo's Levees to Spare
Vet Submerged Town.
Cairo, Ills., March 1 Tbe riv. r rose one
foot in the twenty-four hours mded last
evening, making 41. 1 feet on the gauge, or
1.2 feet above the danger line. It is now
pouring over its natural bank into the
bottoms, but Cairo's levees aie still fifteen
feet above the flood line and are impregna
ble There is one continuous shee of water
from Bird's Point, Mo . just across the river
from here, all the way to the Arkansas state
line, a distant of seventy miles along the
8t Lours. Arkansas and Texas rail oad. Ail
the small steamers and tugs in t 19 harbor
are busy saving corn and stocl , and thc
people are gathered on high sp u in the
bottoms around here in Kentucky, Missouri
slloation at Evansvllle, lit
KvASsviut Ind . March 1 Tae river
gauge register i ! i feet and is still
ret-ing three quartr of an inch
an hour. The low lands a bo e town
are completely floodei and tbe city i fti I
of homeless wanderers, driven fro n their
farms. Refugees from the low Mods are
coming into town every hour in a wet, ex
haust d and hungry condition
Killed for Catting Levee.
Naw OkUlaN'h. March 1. lb.- 1 xes in
tbe lake Providence dUtrict aie hard
pressed but still holding, and as the Mercury
fell to the freezing point yesterday at Lake
IVerlSeaies it is hoped that the run in the
Missisiastppi may be checked. It is r sported
that two whites and a negro war. killed
Thursday nignt just over the Arkansas state
line for attempting to cut levees
Away I'p at Cincinnati.
C'isriNN ati. March I. A gn-at rutuy in
dustries in the low groun is h-re and at
Covingtou have been compelled t close
dokrn on account of high water, and teres of
garden are overflowed in the Mi 1 creek
bottoms, mining the early vegdtabl crop.
About I M families have had to lea' e their
homes The river at 10 p m yesterdsr was
Sd fee' .' ': on the guage, the SSS
since l 1.11.1 rising.
t arter Mriin Catche sRunjIsr.
i'HK ai. . Mar h 1. About 3 j'clock
yesterday afternoon a neighbor of ex Mayor
Carter Harrison saw three men en er the
bouse .Mar-hrlel 1 avenue, just in -ear of
the ex n.avor's residence. Th . neighbors
notified blm of the intruders' actio! a, and
the ex BsS) .1 call.ng on a friend wl o was
at hand, proceeded to catch tbe intruders
Placing his friend at the front door to cut
off retre-it. be warily marched round to tbe
back. Stoat where, before be had time to de
ploy his forces, the Invaders burst upon bun
Tbe ii mayor grabbed oue burglar an 1 held
him. the others getting awav. A letrol
wag ju was called, and the thief is no cool
ing bis heels In a prison cell.
Bis Ulrl Stood by Blm.
Cbicaoo, March 1 George J. Ste bens,
the young postofBde clerk who was en sated
Wedncsdsv morning by Inspector Stua-t for
rifling to malls, was yeetvrday
morning arraigned for trial be
fore tjoinmiaslousr Hoyse and held
to the federal grand jury in tends
oft". 1111 His sweetheart, to whom he is
engaged, stands by her lover herolcallt and
was by his side during the preliminary tear
ing comforting him with tbe assuran of
her love and aid
Peaeenger Rate Cut at Chicago.
Chic aoo, March 1. Ths Chicago, Mil
waukee and St Paul railway yesterday an
nounced a reduction of $2 00 in first-, lass
passenger rates from Chicago to Cot ncll
Bluffs, Omaha. Kansas City, bioux City and
other Missouri river points, and a reduction
of 14 90 from those points east-bound to
Chicago. In addition to this a sso.nd
class rate almost V) per cent, lower than the
preset. t first-class rate la also announ ?ed
The new ratea will go into effect March I
Money Was No Cse to Blm.
Bostoh, March 1 Charles Tufts, agei S6
ysars, who had accumnlated about f 51 000
worth of property by working ail hla life
as a shoemaker, paper carrier and makes of
shoe-blacking died in his filthy den at 75
Boyiston street, Cambridge, T hurst ay
night, of pneumonia He bad denied him
self every comfort of life, and did not call in
a physician during his fatal Illness
Besomed After a Tear's Idleness.
Keasixo. Pa, March 1. One of tbe three
large blast furnaces of the Brook Iron ci nv
pany. at Birdsloro. resumed yesterday altar
s year's Idleness The Beading compel y's
Keystone furnace No. 1, in this city, re
George B. Peadleton'a Remains
Nrw York, March L The body of the
kte minister to Germany, George H. Pen
dleton, will be escorted to Ohio by a co 0
mlttee of the Ohio society Tbe f une al
will occur next Saturday.
A Chicago Merchant Missing.
Chicago, March 1. Ward, Goldthwm to
A Co. , bat manuf acturers, assigned yests r
day afternoon. Tbe assets aa given in t ts
schedule are fifj.ouo, no it-Mlttles as
named The firm say they aej gr 1 to pr
tect themes) res against illegal claim r
money and goods which may have been 00 s
tracted by Goldthwaite In the firm's nam s.
Goldtbwaite has been missing for sever d
days and is supposed to bsve signed tie
firm's name to notes for an unkno n
A Robust Colored Preacher.
Pbilaukxphia March 1 At Mewarl
Del., yesterday Rev Daniel Davis, a col
ored preacher, fractured tbe skull of Jit a
Jones, colored, with a club. Davis suspscte 1
that Jones, who was known as a "masher, '
was unduly Intimate with Mrs Dash.
Jones will probably die.
Good Sleighing at Last.
Chicago, March L Telegrams from Mi)
weukee, Appleton end La Crosse, Wis, ami
Woodstock and other points In Illinois stat -that
tbe snow lays on the ground then,
from eight to fourteen inches deep, and thai
ths sleighing is good Trains are somewha
THE READY PISTOL.!
A Possible Murder in the Na
EX-MEMBER TADLBEE THE VICTIM.
Bis Assailant Being a Newspaper Cor
respondent Named Kinraid A Scan
dalous sti.ry Published by the Latter
the Original Cause ot the Difficulty
An Ear-1'nlling Incident That May Cost
a Life The shot Hred Without Warn
ing and the Shooter t'nder Arrest.
Washisoto City, March 1. A sensa
tional shooting affair occurred at the Capitol
yesterday, in which the principals were an
ex -congressman and a well-known news
paper mnn. Both are Kentuckians. W. P.
Taulb?e. who represented a Kentucky dis
trict in the bouse during the Forty-ninth
and Fiftieth congresses, wa-. the victim, and
Chariest Kiiicaid, the Washington corre
spondent of The Louisville Times, did the
shooting The house was engaged In its
deliberation when Kincaid's pistol shot
reverlft-iv.red through the orridrs of the
Capitol 1 h. hour wss about 1:10 o'clock.
A minute later tbe house was almost empty
and a great rowd of excited employes and
others was hurrying through the corridors
toward the scene of the shootinz
A Tonrh and a Bullet.
Taulb-s- "a sh .t while coming down one
of the Stall Ways that lead to the basement of
the In use wiup of the Capitoi. He was ac
companied by . x-Doorkeper Sam Donaldson.
K'u aid came down the stair behind the
pdr an 1 in a hurried manner touched
Tsulbeaon the shoulder. The ex -congressmen
wheeled sharply around, and Kincaid,
raising ins weapon, one of small calibre,
pulled the trigger. Tnulbee fell back against
the wall, the l! x streaming from a wound
directly l.elon bis 1-ft eye. Taulbee did not
apB aW to be budly injured He walked in
an uncertain manner down the step-, and
was taken to the room of the committee on
pubh'. hsillilliigi und grounds, where medical
attendance va. tfiven by Representative
V : ' 1 . ' : ... , a . bv-ician and ir
Clan. nee Adam-, of this ei: v
The shooter Arrested.
Kinca d m .snwbile, had not endeavored
to getaway Hf lesn-.-l against the wall of
the -tairoj-i utterly weakened, and later
walk si njadatty away with the Capitol po
liceman w ;- arr.-tel him. T"m tbe man
that did it " be sai 1 to the policeman in an
aimless manner. He was taken to ihe Cap
itol wuard room and later to a police station.
A United Pre reporter spoke to Kincaid as
he was beine led from the guard room to
the ab that Conveyed him to the station.
He seemed utterly helpless, and in answer to
an inquiry if he had anything to say rep ied:
N t now. I'm too weak. I've Just been
through iin attack 01 typhoid.'' Here he
ha Sad an i cried -Catch me. I feel faint"
He acted ttfca s man ho had lost control ot
aue of the Trouble.
Tl.c trouble grew out of the publication in
The Louisville Times of a scandalous story
about Tnulbe- which resulted, it ia said, in
the s.-,.rdti .11 of Mr. and Mrs. Tauibee.
Hmee the pulcication of that story a year
aco. Kincaid and Taulbee had not met until
a -hori time after noon yesterday, when
Taullee accosted Kincaid near the east
labby aoec of the house, called him a liar
and pulled ins ear Kincaid. who is just re
covering from an attack of typhoid fever,
told Taiubee that he ssi unable to cope with
him nbysseally and tliat he was unarmed.
TauU.-c then went away later Kin.-aid
armed himsc-'f and hunted Taulbee up
Kinraid Olsee HI Version.
loiter a reiorter of the United Pres saw
Kimtii 1 111 bis cell and had a brief conversa
tion with him Kincaid said that Taulbee
had beeu bounding him for a Msag time and
threatening his life He had been told by a
great many neuspap r earfsVBMidents that
Taulbee bad sai l that be was "not fit to
live," that he was a coward, and that be
wculd better keep an eye on him iTaulbee).
"When h.-came up to BBS this mot iniig."
ssid Kiucal 1, "he insults! me and .-slid I was
a coward, and that I would net re nt ln
insnits I told to leave me alone or he would
And out w bat I won 1 do Later he lusulted
me airain and I shot him "
Condition or the Wounded Man.
Taultee was taken to bis boarding bows
on Capitol hill about half an hour after the
shooting Dr Adams said that he could not
tell how setious the wound was, but he
thought that Taulbee would recover. He
was restiii. gsjastly lat nipht and the phvsi
cian wr. mcline.! to take a hopeful view of
h - c,se.
The Sitoiy BiaaeaH Puhli.lied.
Tbe Urv which w-t current about the
apiul r- gardiim laulliee was to the effect
that Taullsss, wlio at the time was serving
bis second term, bad leon found by a watch
man in a compromising position in tbe pat
ent office with a girl for whom he had se
cured employment there Mr. Kincaid sent
the story st great length to bis paper, and
Its publication male a great sensation in
Tau. bee's district It was generally under
stood that the story wa true. Ths sffair
wss made --I u of by his enemies, and he
has re pes re 11 v claimed that it had defeated
him fe.i a rnnorninalion.
The Iowa Legislature.
Dig M.iI.nks la . March L Tha house
spent mot ui yoster.lny receiving petitions
as to the ri.-. tion of United S:nt.s senator.
Those tav ring Allison -ontain S,000 names
and those n iv.ieatini Iarral aggregate
7,000 names. A reo'ution directing the
clerk to put Governor Larraliec's message on
record wr. defeated by ons majority. The
speaker announced the list of SSandhag com
mittees agreo i upon uader the recent com
promise In t'.e senate also the petitions as
to thc SsaussoTship cassH in by ihe dozens,
tbe Knights of Labor sending n protest
Railway Attached for Wsges.
Helena. Mont., March 1 Tbe Helena
and Hot Springs railway was attached
Thursday by employes for money due for
wages. Tbe road was tied up for about a
day. but arrangements were niade yesterday
and it u again in operation.
A Norther Blowing In Texas.
Acstlx, Tex., March L A norther pre
railed Thursday night, the mercury falling
to UO degrees above zero. Vegetation wa
greatly damaged and ths Iosj to farmers is
Mortgages In Indiana.
Indianapolis. March l State Librarian
Dunn, of this city, haa made an investiga
tion of farm mortgage indebtedness, and
finds that In the seven years from IsiTa to
1379, inclusive, this form of indebtedness in
creased WO 87&.0o0,;and from 18& to 1388 tbe
Increase was 46, 470.000, a total of tloe,8S5,
000 in fourteen years. The average rate of
interest on tbe loans is 7 per cent. , and the
psople of tbe state are annually paring out
$7,480,000 In interest.
Two Men Killed on the Ball.
Ithaca. Mich., March 1 A wreck oc
curred here at 7 o'clock yesterday morning
on tbe Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Mich
igan railroad, in which conductor James
Enright and William Fat red. of Owosso,
stars killed, and three other trainmen In
jured. Tbe trains were special ice trains
One train was standing on the main track
disabled and was run into by tbe engine of
the other train.
Freezing la Mississippi.
CrtstaL Spruos, Miss., March I The
mercury fell to tbe freezing point last
night It is feared that great damage will
be done to fruit and vegetables. Straw
berries bad begun to ripen, and peaches had
partially bloomed out Peas and beans
will probably be ruined, and many tomato
plants will be lost.
The Billiard Experts.
5ew York, March 1. Maurice Daly de
feated J. Rai.dolph Hcisrr in yesterday af
ternoon's b:l.iurd game by a score of 300 to
tm Averages Daly, 11 16-44; Helsar,
9 15-43. Last night Blosson defeated Carton.
Score: Blosson, 900, Oatton, 887. Averages
Slosson, If ft-'.-: Carton, 10 97-ii.
Impulsive Labouchere "Fired'
for a Week.
HIS CHABGIS AGAINST SALISBURY
Aeeompanitd by a Blunt Side. . I to Ac
cept the Latter Positive Denial, the
Edit .1 Dei-luring the Premier I'nwor
thy of SjelSSS MH Incredulity Besnlts
In Suspension China Maktug it Move
for Coined Mon-.y fotes.
LoXDojr, March 1. In the house of com
mons last night Henry Labouchere was
suspended by a vote of 177 to 96 for refusing
to withdraw bis statement that he would not
believe Lord Salisbury nor Attorn, y Gen
Occasion of tbe upeuslon.
Laboticbere took tbe floor in suppjit of
his motion to reduce the vc-ta of credit. He
said tho treasury had officially attempted to
defeat tbe course of Justice in the mat 'er of
tbe Cleve'and street scandals; that the
treasury , knowing all the tire um-t.inees,
had refrained from prosecuting the off -nders
until the postal secretary bail iwoaeeatssi
those of b.s employes who lis j eeu lured
into the offair bv tbe principals. Tbe
treasury department had bnuted Hammond
out of tue reach of extradition by playing
upon hla fears, and the treasury had also
order 1 the police to abi don the case when
the evidence involved Lord Arthur Somer
set, had given the latter time to quit tbe
country, and had finally absented to the
issuance of a warrant against him, under
pressure, when he was beyond their reach.
Criminal Chrage Against Salisbury.
Furthermore he charged that tbe treasury
had informe 1 Lord Somerset of its action,
after conniving at bis escap-3, and had al
lowed him to resign a position hi had dis
graced ! yet he was 'tili a masrist . ate in two
counties. Two men had been sent to prison
on tnj cun g s, but they were, poor and ob
scure Their confederate in hiru places
were not molested. He charged that Lord
Salisbury and other members of the govern
ment had criminally conspired to defeat
Attorn y General Webster characterized
the charges as absurd No warrant was is
sue I at the outset, as the evidence was in
sufficient A warrant had been ireued later
on additional evidence, but there had beeu
no communication with Lord Somerset. For
this statement Webster said be had direct
Save Ihein the Lie Direct.
Labouchere -11 I he declined to believe the
statement of either Webster or Lord Salis
bury Tbe speaker ordered La1-. u-herc to with
draw his imp itation of the veracity of the
Labouchere refused to with.lran bis is
mark ami be wns thereupon susiende-l by a
vote of 177 to .) Upon lent lug the bouse
Laboucbere said: "My conscience will not
allow me to av that I b-lieve I.ord Salis
O'Connor's Annnjtnou Witness.
T. P. O'Connor stated that he knew the
uame of the man Labouchere hal mentioned
as authority for his strictures, and declared
that it was a guarantee of correctness of
Smith demanded that O'Connor e the
name to to the bous. but the latter decliued
to do so, as he had learned it 111 confidence.
A ci.tnmiitee of inquiry was demanded
to ascertain the fact-, t.ut the proposal was
opp.-seU by Smith Labouchere ; -u-i--i!sion
is for one ws-ic.
A vote on Labcii -li-re . aui-u luieat to the
supply bill was then taken under closure and
It .lef.it- i Jin", to '
CH.'IMA IS PROGRESSING.
A Coiuage Scheme to Create a Commer
London, March 1 A dispatch from
Pekin, Chiua. says that Li Hung Chang, tfeje
viceroy, has matured a scheme which will
cause a commercial revolution in China
This is the introduction of a system of silver
coinage, e .mplete and uniform, for the
whole empire At present silver I taken in
China by n.-ight and fineness. Tbe traveler
takes Ii.ii.j.. vf silver, known from their
genera - ipe as a "shoes" un.l n hen he
wants 111.. i,. s:nse off part of tbe lump
with a hammer and chisel, and has it con
verted mt...sij.ier coins by a metiev-changer.
Hacked by tbe Killers.
An attempt has been ui.ide by 1 hang, the
late ii-erov ..f tjitvic touibit silver dollars
and utisi nary coins in China, and an ex
cellent mint ha been established for the
purjs.se, but Chang and his adviser! know
nothing of currency, ant even If they did
thev is.uld only Bkaka their coins legal
tender in two province Li Hun, Chang's
scheme embrace, the whole empiie Slid lias
obtained the support of Prmoe Chun, the
prime min.ler and father of the emperor
The tiernisn Klertiou.
Ba.Hi.iv March 1 The returns from the
relialiois yesterday show that Ooetz, Na
tional Literal: Birk. Sociah-t. Drisabaek,
Socialist. Scheldt. Socialist: BetsrL, National
Liberal. Schwartz, Socialist; Osann, Xa
tioualist: Klrcher, Schmt It, and Heilbroiin,
Socialists; and Lypoldt. ifluegor, Loerrach,
Radicals, have been elected The Scviaiist
le.j. r. Heir Bebel. lsdefeated.
Chance for the American Hoc.
Losdos, March 1 The American pip n ill
be allowed to land ut Kiel, the Gorman gov
ernment thinking that by concent rating at
that port the combined wisdom of its In
spectors lr may ucceed in keeping out the
trichinae, which, it has suited tho policy of
Germany to declare. Infest the American
The ( . and Kaiser to Oo Hunting.
LoJtDON, March 1. A rumor come from
Berlin to the , tfect that Liuoeror William
has received nnd accepted an invitation
from the czar to join him in a hunt on the
Russ.an soil near tiio frrailinr.
Von Mullke Get u ShaV.lnK-Cp.
Berlin, M 1. As Count Von Moltke
was out driving yest-nlay the wheel of his
carriage parted and he was thrown out.
He was not injured, boyond a severe
Minister Lincoln's Son.
London, March l. Young Abraham Lin
coln was resting comfortably at 11 o'clock
last night There is more hope of his recov
ery, but tbe danger is not over.
Winter Crops in South Russia Ruined.
Odessa. March 1. The winter crops in
the south of Russia have been ruined bv the
HougM the Indianapolis Gas Works.
Lndianafolis, March 1. Privats inform
ation received here yesterday indicates that
tbe entire c,as lightiug plant and one of the
natural teas plauts have been sold to a New
York syndicate and that the plants are to
be relion iedin the sum of $2,700,000, the
syndicate receivinz $2,000,000 In stock.
Freestone Cutter Lucked Out.
Boston, March L Not ice of closing the
yards under tbe jurisdiction of Freestone
Contractors' association to tbe members of
the Journeymen Cutters' union was posted
in ten of the twelve yards of the association
late yesterday afternoon. The cutters, num
bering aiout 70 , at once quit work. They
held a largj meeting last night and voted to
The Ixrve of I r Loves,
The truth is, to be spoken flatly and with
confidence that it is the truth, that a man
who does not love his first loves all his life long
makes a great mistake and does Injustice to
his own past. But, of course, be is to love
tbem as tbey were. The affection they in
spired in him, when they did inspire it, ia a
part of himself for ail time, and they, as tbey
then seemed, are a part of him too, and it is
as idle for him to try to eradicate them from
his actuality as for the leopard to attempt to
change spots with the Ethiopian. That he
should love what they may become with the
lapse of years is manifestly inexpedient and
unreasonable, as well as usually improper, if
for no other reason because
Une must not love another's.
"The Point of View" in Scnbner.
E O II Xj X T C3- E K ' 3
lacs Curtaiu Stretchers
Win r.c v.j M as. Time and Labor,
Evmr I' x'Msuinr fsuun
my l.ly , - j of trsteths m.
I ci- Sr!e By
TBLEPHONB NO. 10M
m, 1 tt- '
p-gagri a a 1 'i insiwiai Kaanss BMR
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button Shoe called the
t3"Its the best Shoe for the money in the city.
1622 SECOZLSTD AVEISTUE,
THE ASSAULT ON DR. NEIL.
A Relraed Girl' Itiother Thought to
Have Been the .allant.
L'OLl UBi s, O., March L- Bawda uight,
r'eb 2, Hiss IVy.-be liolli. n U-.iutilul voung j
laay of t'inciunatl, died at a boarding house
in this city, as her attending plu sician, Dr
Alxan.ler Neil. aid, of hart fa'iure. Dr.
Neil was the uuui upou shdui an attempt
a 'iia.ie fkinrsday innht of ax-r-Miijtion.as
told in the: dispatch.- The pel salt for the
removal of Miss Battta? txxiy to t'ineinnati
was signed by Dr. Neil, elom with the
health i!i -. i here. inch Stated that the
body was that ot Mrs. .laiees II Gordon,
Tan had died of hert lailure. "
A Myster) About the Matter.
The biv a delicr 1 to u un tertaker's
satabttaausMatt m rianhannll. aw i Hal $ con
torted in death Th coron r there, on ea
amination, found that she hal died in a
mysterious manner, and is still investigating
the matter Miss HolIU' brother found in
the former's room two letters from one
Ueorge V Scharf, of Cincinnati, which con
veyed the startling information that his
ister had b-en betrayed. Seharf and Hoiiis
met, got into a fight and were arrested.
Hollis then instituted inquiry, came to
Columbus and CtMsnd Scttswf had been bsre,
aud that his itjr had myaSsrfcTVV !v died.
Supi tu Polm ilk the Case.
Dr. Neil says he attsssdad her only once,
Sunday ni;ht. and ataSttflbad oni for heart
failure. The attemptei asainaliou of Dr.
Neil Thursday nicht is beli.ed to lie an out
come of the youngglri's Jaath,as her brother
has had detectives hare llliielinj up ber.i.ath,
and has said he srouid make it hot lor those
any way connected with the ruin and death
Dr. Neil resid-n in a distant part of th citv
from wiiere thy an ft II lailSIa ycung lady
died, and tuere wn scores dool OTS nearer
her place of b.iardin3'
A BAD STATE OF AFFAIRS.
.hocklug K.-.i.n ii, .in the IteeasslUa.
Itil.. I'iiiii t arm.
bmKAsoua, tfarah i Secretary J.din
Sa.u, "f the state loar.l .i . aatHscSj has Jut
returned Iroui a visit at taasMttttl of the
p.ir house at Bconevi: e, U arrick couu-
ty, and prstsKMaaoss taa hsstltataaa to ts tu
the w.nt ctcciilioii of uuy that h- bis ever
vMted Hasaya th raaoso Hsjaaa iu tlu
window -or th aeapera .1. . tment: thev
batsstw knives sasS f oeits at tue table, and
nil of tbem ar - dir.y aad cover.d with rags,
in maiiv raasa the.r cothiug not being
sulUieiit to cover them. Iu the col
ored dapartnasssl th n an five per
. n a naan of SO. an ther of 0i i
and a i;i: I ! 15. all pel ttyaedj fiui aD jn.
fait aad its aaoth r. The raosn is saasdl and
ha dirt and f'hh eo .'crp on the fl.vr tliat I
thsy can ba scrajtsi up w ith the toot. Tha '
conimwsioii.-rs refuse to buy las for the j
wuiouw i auq u. i are mm in;1 paupers suoul.l
eat with iheir f.iicer, aud refuse to buy
knives and forks. The superintendent pnjs
$0SO re.it f..r the farm, which oontains
eighty acres of worn out land, and gets
1 .75 per w.-ek for each paopar. The secre
tary r.ier. i improvements nnd will entorce
his or.lois if ni-cssarr.
nrnminrlng the Itiisstan Car
New York. March 1 A masi-meetir.g
was held nt the Cooper Union last night to
protest against the Russiau govern
ment's treatment of political pri
soners. V. A. Stoleschiiikoff presi led
and spoke, and address denounc
ing the czar were also delivered by Rev.
Hugh Pen'ecost. Prof agar DeLeon and
others. Resolutions reques'ins; aie interven
tion of the American govennseot to check
the outra c. upon prisoners w.re adopted .
Wrecked bv a Broken Switch tlod.
Grekxcasii. Ind.. March 1. Tbe north
bound passenger trein on the Louisville,
New Albany and Chicago railway, due In
Chicago at 6:S5 p. m., was wrecked at tbe
Putnamviile siding, five miles t-outh of this
city, yesterday, by a broken switch rod. All
the cars left tbe rails, but no person was In
jured. The engineer and fireman remained
at their posts.
Will somebody please inform us if a
skeleton fcey will open a dead lock?
ThU powder never rtrien. Amamlof pnritv
train nth arwl vhnlpanmna u r -
than Qi ordinary kind, sad cannot be sold In
eomnetttlon wltn sM maltttade ot low test, short
weight atnm or prphoephate powasss . Soldonlu
at cane. Rotal Baania Posmcu rv ins .sr.fi
St., N. T.
1 JUST RECEIVED
-A LARGE SHIPMENT OF-
Of the very latest designs and
t3y Before pnrchasini? elsewhere
it to your intereet to compare my prices and
patterns. No trouble to show goods.
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys' Express Wagons. Base Balls and Bats, Rubber Balls, etc
Also a fall Hiie of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Psper. Tsblete, Ink, Slates, Lssd and Slate Pencil. Etc
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Cal
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stores This is beauiiful iu
Ms ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a ifo(Ki seller Br
sure and examine this stove and learn its good points for after seeing it you still
nuv no other.
I have of curse a sunpl, of tbe celebrated ROUND OAKS This has been
so popular that it is being copied as far as thev dare oy unscrupulous panic's but
don t he decuived-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D Beckwith. I am the so e
agent for above goods as Well as other desirable goods, Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Tbird avenue and Twentieth Bt, Rock Island
Our establishment ia getting too small for our rapidly
Kit.wiriK business and we have decided t.
to gain room, aud will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and MPROBES
at and bedow cost. 1 his is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more BlaLk
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Batter 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 187 Wert Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
jJOT H E KS snd A U I ti
you will find
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
NBST TO ROPE ISLAND HOUSE