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THE HOCK ISLAND AKGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 3,
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTlH.
Momdat. Mabch 8. 1M0
The regularity with which the Hon.
W. F. Crawford, of RriginRton. attend
the farmer' institute is of considerable
significance when it la considered that
thera It a state senator to be elected in
the Twenty-first district next fall.
The federal revenue for the current
tear la estimated to be 9383.000,000
One authority estimates that the appro
priations for the next fiscal year will be
4HO.00O.0OO This may be exaggerated
somewhat, but at ai.y rate it seems likely
that the appropriations will to far ex
reed the terenue that a big hole will be
knocked in that much-talked-of surplus.
The republicans appear as determined to
abolish the surplus as the democrat, but
there Is this d fT rence. The democrats
proposed to do so by reducing taxation;
the republican method Is to swell the ap
propriations The t mf r mm Hie Mnrtgaxe.
St. Loots Bspnbllr
A UrriMn organ which protest in one
issue against collecting the statistics of
farm mortgages, follows iu the next with
a long editorial in which it professes to
wonder what is the matter with the for
mers "It is a melancholy fact," it says,
''that the American farmer is forced to
sell his corn and wheat at unremunera
tive prices not because of insuffl-'en'
protective dune, but in spite of ample
favors of that sort. The explanation of
his misfortune mut be sought elsewhere
He not only has adequate protection at
borne, but there are foreign markets that
are free to him. No export duty is re
quired of him by his own government,
and no tax is demanded of him in Euro
pean ports to which be may ship his sur
plus. And yet he cannot obtain a fair
return upon bis labor and investment
Consumption is increasing faster than
production, but the prices do aot rise in
proportion. On the contrary, they grow
lest, in curious violation of the logic of
supply and demand Where does the
trouble lie'.' That is a question easier
asked than answered."
AH of which it sham and false pre
tence. There it no prohibitive tariff against
the importation of any article needed
by manufacturers to break down
the pricet of similar articles pro
duced by American farmers. Wool
It a seeming exception, but as far as
protection is concerned, the wool tariff is
a fraud. It does not prohibit imports to
compete with American wool. It simply
makes the fanner's clothes higher with
out protecting him ft m foreign compe
The republican party has never pro
hibited the importation of a single article
of raw material produced on American
farms All import taxes on such raw
material, with one or two alleged excep
tions, are "for revenue only" for what
republicans call "free trade."
Where the republican pirty has im
posed taxet on the pretence of "protect
ing" the fsrm r. it has systematically put
them on his staple exports, such as wheat
anl corn, taking them off articles that are
Imported to compete against him. It
hat ettablibed absolute free trade in
Lules a great -'sple of firm production
- and in so doing built up an export
trade of tlO.OOo.OOO a year in leather
goods, wnich are told cheaper abroad to
foreigners than similar goods are sold to
the farmer at home.
The raw materials of manufacture pro
duced by Arrerican farmers are unpro
tected against foreign competition The
republican party does not attempt to
prohibit the importation of such raw ma
terials in the degree or in the tense in
which it doet prohibit the importation of
If republican robbery is to be the rule
of our finance, ihe republican farmer
will be excusable in demanding his sbsre
Ha can do it only by demanding pro
tective (prohibitive) duties on all raw
material, competing with rw roatcntl
produced; or of imaginaMe production,
on American frm .
This will be of no material bMtl
of courte, however comforting it might
There is no mystery about the farmer's
trouble. Production has increased im
mensely under invention in machinery.
with an Inevitihle .!ecreae in cost of
production and in selling price, except
where price has been maintained by law
Our tariff laws put up the price of manu
factured goods and put down the price
of farm products.
This is the "secret" of the farm mort
gage, and there is no mystery no room
for wonder about it. It is as glaring in
its truth as the interest on the mortgage
is In its reality. The farmer who re
fuses to Me it iMftTVM to sit by a fire of
corn and devote hi mind to midnight re
flection on the question of how he Is to
pay ten par cent i-nlu interest on hi
patt due notes
WHOSE NAME IS THIS'
An awejaleHtvs Meat tie I'm a Lot of
t'xper f rano in- I iKrf lirr.
LoMbov Man . wir Mr l.abouchere
Hsi MHmsI froa .iui night a
mambf-r WtftSSJS -t in in-ar Ma twid the ln-
tjwMUvi ii a i i m,i 1 1 agntttttJ of a
plCf of paper whu 1. he ri in r hud held in
bis band d i gthad hat I i.. -r vjsm
found to , uii-Sfy
wbiapeie I I . lobOtta
as that of n tu.-1, p , iKll
char tJOtil - otw ha
Should havti c M . i, ( la
great curio-.; i., , ... will
i out w hen Lube',, h i 1 1 " niii" hi ad-
If it do-, tti. i kul I . otic of the
greatest wn-.it! . in arlia-
asatrt. Ko newspnpr has d. i . -.i . of inapa,
to drop a hint a to th' i iTiti n ti par
te) in question, the stnel n r.i: . ish
iibai Matt luaiiDg ta h pad h . 1.1- ni.iai
Tba I at Life 'm Mm II i. i.
pREecorr, A. T., Haw! ;; - I as rl of
burying the victim" of tl.u i .1 r
about completed TWrtf-aiSM bodies w -re
recovered and id m l,
person are known I p-
arty at and beiow MTtokaatarg mu ha liy
damaged, but M to, p Ufa at ai
feared, the MSMSal hatOg mi the watch f' r
Death of Es-Oovernnr Kitfllth.
Nw Havuk. March 3 - Governor Jattiea
tdward English liiml ynaterday in hn 78th
year Ha had en ill for some week with
pneumonia ttuwrnur English wtu promt
uent In the politics of his state, and in lSr7
u joyed tba distinction of being the only
Democratic governor iu the United State
Ha Waves a large fortune to his widow and
I'aoomrauo Weather a Savannah, Ua.
SAVAjrwAB, Oa. , March 8 A light snow
fail hare yesterday morning, the fimt snow
fall for many years. Ioe formedSat urdav night
itod vegetation generally is Wight -I The
damage to truck garden arops oan not a yet
he estimated, bat it is very large
nadraih at Bmngr Cattle Froseu.
8t Louis. Mo , March 8. Reporu frosn
northern Texas aay that hundreds of range
cattW have been fluaau to death during the
present cold spall, and waM unless the weather
speedily moderatea the loss of stock will be
A CA8E FOtt COURT.
The Quorum Question To Be
Settled for Good.
AN ISSUE WHICH FILL8 THE BILL.
Th right To Be Made on the Alkinnoa
Pendleton Contest More Evidence In
the Civil Nervlee Reform Matter Reed
Doe N..t Want to Die In Kentucky
Dr. (ireen Closes His Talk Agwlnat
Povtal Telegraph Taulbee Me Fatally
Wounded Capital Items.
vVa8B1oto& C'lTV, March 3. - In pursu
ance of the statement made by Carlisle re
cently that the unseating of Pendleton of
Wast Virginia will come up in the courts.
Pendleton says- "The action in turning me
out was clearly unconstitutional. A mem
ber is unseated by the house, and th - quo
rum conaista of )Vj members, not 1'
are two ways and two place in which the
question of constitutionality can te brought
up. Butt can either be brought in the su
preme court or the court of claitna The
proceeding's can be quo warranto in nature
and btuvd on a call on the apoaksr to show
cause why he preventne lrosn exercising
the privileges of a rammer A suit for sal
ary can also he entered. In either event,
the question for settlement wit! be whether
the speaker bad the right to declare a mem
bar unseated without a quorum voting.
Republicans Ready for a Test.
The Democrats say they w,U not tiring suit
until Atkinson votes on some bill wi.icb be
comes a law. and then they will make the
point that it is unconstitutional. Tha Re
publican managers are perfectly satisfied to
make a test case of the matter They claim
they could have bad a quorum voting when
ndlton was unseate-i, but in order to de
cide toe question d -AmtXy they allowed At
kinson to take his seat on lo- votes.
FIXED THINGS AT MILWAUKEE.
The Case of Shidy Comes t'p Before the
Civil her lee Investigators.
Wabisutos Citt, March 8 The Hhidy
case was taken up Saturday by the bouse
civil service reform committee Shidy is
the man who while clerk of the examiu ii.
board of the Milwaukee pdttoffice. at the
order of the postmaster, fixed it so that the
latter could put the men ha wanted in office
and yet apjear to be carrying out the civil
service rules. Shidy admitted this before
the commission when that body made an In
vesttgation of Milwaukee postoffl-a methods.
He said be did not conceal the matter sim
ply did not give it away until he called was
upon to tell the truth. He was dismissed
while others who refused to tell anything
were retained. Shidy was later appointed
to a position in the census bureau
Bow Re Got the Job.
Census Commissioner Porter wa the tirst
witnesa He said he gave Shi lv a place at
the suggestion of 'ommissioner Roosevelt,
who said Shidy had teen ucfa.i ly dumissod
The latter had passed a fsir examination.
but Porter would not have appointed him if
he had known of his Milwaukee record.
Mr Roosevelt then took the stand and ad
in it ted what Porter had testified to, believing
as he did that SLidy had been unjustly dis
missed. Roosevelt bad asked the p-jstaiaster
general to reappoint Shidy . he had refused,
but said he wis willing for Shidy to have a
place in the census bureau, i s- - the censu
position was obtained. Roosevelt sail he
supposed Porter knew Rhi.lv's record, aa
several congr-sismen had protested to Porter
against Shrady's appumtni' iit
Postmaster -n i.. M anamaker said that
Roosevelt had conveyed the idea to him that
Shidy was a good man. who bad done the
commission good riis The committee
REED NOT TEMPTING FATE.
The Mpeaher's Chararterlitir tferltnatlon
of an Invitation to Kentucky.
Wav.hinoT". City, March 8 Just Wore
the shooting at the 'apitol Ftilay Speaker
Reed wrote a letter declining an invitation
of the Blue Grata club, a Louisville organ
ization, to a dinner. The letter is written to
Representative i 'aruth, of Keutu. ! and is
"Dear Mr Cabcth: 1 shall notacce,.'
Invitation presented by the Blue lira club.
The reason Is very simpla I notice that
Jay F Durham is prtsiident. Now, J. K.
Durham assured mi during the late disturb
ances that it thev had me in Kentucky they
would kill me. Knowing said Durham to
be a Journalist, his declaration to me im
port absolute verity. I do not wish to he
killed, especially in Kentucky, where srch
an event is too common to attract attention
For a good man to die anywhere is, of
coarse, gain, but I thiuk 1 can make more
by dying later aud elsewhere Very truly,
T. B. Reed
In view of the occurrence i i.-i.t in the na
tional Capttol almost before the ink was drv
on the atnve note, the coincidence in con-id-ered
GREEN ATTACKS WANAMA.KER.
on. I iislnn of the W estern I nlnn Man's
Ketnarks on Postal Telegraph.
Wahbixotos Cttt, March 8 Dr 'orAin
I ireen grew personal in his remark Satur
day before the house mmlttee on post
offices and post roads He Issgan his speech
by saying that the rates for telegraphing
had been reduoed as much as oould be borne
by the compamea It now cost the U . stern
Union HL4 cents a message to send one
Compered with the English rate those pre
vailing in America were as Jti to 41. The
rate in Euroe for distances of miiee was
about ti MM hne in "hi country mes
sages con! I be sent the same disUnc for 40
Wages and the Kngluh Defied.
' In re was a deficit in t ie Et.gll-h poetofflVe
telegraph -ytem every year, and since the
establishment of the system this deficit bad
amounted to more tnnn $8o.0l,iu Dr.
Ureen read a statement showing tlist the
average of monthly salaries paid to male and
female op 'tutors in tba London telegraph
office was E30, while in the New York
office the average was 101. The postal
telegraph system in England had been run at
a I'-ss, and this when the salaries were half
as great only aa those paid In America, the
lines shorter, and the country to be reached
more compact in settlement.
That "Little Tick" Not Mo Kaey.
In reference, to the statement of the post
master general that he believed that the
postofflce employes detailed as operators
would soon learn "the little tick," Dr. Green
said that operators tent from telegraph
schools were not fitted to handle any im
portant wires when they went Into telegraph
offices It took them years to learn "the
little ti k The doator said a number of
companies had tried to compete with the
Western 0 nion, the object of most
of them being to foroa the Western
Union to buy thetn. The last com
petitor had been the Baltimore and Ohio
which had failed in trying to carry moasage
at a low rate, and to the postmaster gen
eral was proposing to establish a 10-cent rate
for greater distance than those that bad
kUled the Baltimore and Ohio.
e Goes Car Waaamaker.
In conclusion Dr Green said that Wane
maker bad made an order regarding the dis
patch of government messages which was
declared trr the Western Union board to be
a ooBfleoation of its property, and yet the
postmaster general told the committee
blandly and smilingly that he was oa good
terms with the telegraph compuiea He
oould smile and smile and murder while he
smiled. The Western Union proposed to
test that order in the courts. This postal
telegraph proposal had not received the
sanction of the president, as it should have
done in this country Cabinet officers bare
had not that right which they bad in Eng
land to advocate measures before parlia
ment Every matter proceeding from the
cabinet should have the sanction of the pres
ident, but here was a oabinet officer with a
pet scheme coaching a committee of con-
A Brush with tbe Committee.
Representative Crain said that so far aa
tba postmaster gen seal was concerned be bad
never coached him or tbe committee.
Dr. Green retorted that the, postmaster
general had several hondn 1 otK -e in each
congressional diabrtot at his disiioeon.
In answer to a queatioi of - ain as to
the o-tai !istivm iff tue scheme
would not be an injui-y to the Western
Union company for the ben )fit of the people.
Dr. Green replied that it wi uld be an injury
to tbe company for the ben fit of 1 per cent,
of tbe people, .
R preventative Bingham ; lao said that the
pot master general w as n t coaching the
committee, and furthermot e the committee
did not prop ee to be conch i
Trouble with the Other Mnety Per Cent.
Representative Candler, of Massachusetts,
told Dr Green that be inf -rred from a re
mark made by him that be thought that the
committee was holding me- tings to injure
tbe Western L'nion lhu was unjust.
Candler wanted to know w ly 5,0 0,000 out
of the .W.000,000 of peojde in this country did
sot use the telegraph. I)r. ( reen, in answer,
laid that this was essentially an agricultural
Mintry The farmer ha 1 no use for the
telegraph xoept in -nes of death. Neither
did artisans and other cl tsses of working
people aae it.
Barnuui of New York spt ke in favor of
the hdi on U-bsIf of the vis ml synchronism
i-oirpany, which, he explaii ed, was inter
ested in a new system of rap d telegraphy.
Taulbee W ill Re. over.
WAHiTot Crrv. Mar'h 8 Ex-Congressman
Taulbee late last n ght was report
ed in a fair way of recove.-y. The bullet
fired by Kin- aid and which struck Taulbee
near tbe outer wig.- of the lef' eye and passed
downward two lueh-s, is not the physicians
thuik domjr any harm aud iss not bean re
moved. Kincald was br ught to tbe
police court Saturday t.lternoon and
set at liiierty under 88,000 bail.
Late last mht Taulbee' physicians re
ported his condition tavorabl-- to ultimate re
covery. He as struag t-cough yesterday
afternoon to eons rat a few raomrats with
Intt nate friends a bo called 1 1 bee him.
Calking ihe sjenate C i amber.
Wa?hinoton City, March 3 Another
step toward tL - entire con -ealment of the
news of tbe secret seas ons of .lis senate was
taken Saturday. A number it worklngmen
were employed through a great part of the
day carefully "pointiu up ' tbe walls iin
mediately surrounding the i ior of the ten-
ate galleries. With the crac it in the senate
inner walls carefully closed 'ip, the double
doors securely fastened, the gallery floor
cleared of all but th- wa ekanta and the
watchmen sitting ten feet fro u the doors, it
is safe to say that no secret i.ewg will leak
out through the galleries of tl e senate
The Treasury Balanc i Sheet.
rl nil rill Citt. March The month
ly public d.bt statems.it is uod from the
treasury department Saturday shows a de
crease in the debt during ths past month
amounting to t$.15U.sr). and f. r eev-vn months
of the current fiscal v -nn. 4 .OWt.ODl. The
treasury holds ! )oo m ir net cash than
a month ago. and the nations bank deposi
toris now hold but $lT8,i 04 of govern
ment funds The gold fund l-alan is ?'
mm 0ij greater than at tbe oi d of January
and the silver fund bala ice tlovooo
l.lttle Walk Done in the Bouse.
W asHINutox Cm , March 1 - The bouse
chaplain Saturday referred it his prayer to
th- - t Titi.it e-- I .i v.:tate bill
jiro i iiug for an assistant sccietary of war
wa n,-l as were a tew pi ivate pension
bills and theu the contested e ectiou case of
1 - it : r-t. ne vs Cate. First Vrkansas dis-
rri' t. we- taken up. but aftei brief debate
the matter wa- laid aside, owii g to the scant
attendan -e ! members, and tQe bouse ad
journed Bought Land for a Method!-1 1 niverslt j.
t ASHIN'.T. .-. ( ,;i Marct 3 Bishop
John V Hartvt projai t to bawl a Methodist
tattVcrtRy in tha Matrtel has aken a prac
tical shape and its ni iiial x stence is now
almost an estaLI ii-l iat Friday the
Davis tract, consisting ol inn -t acie on the
Lougbliorouh road, was purchased for tbe
above purpose, the pms? bing $1U0.oji 0f
which J'.ii out va paid down, it is a beauti
ful sit- aud whs sold in 17 to t.UOO
A Men to Wntth Care 'oil.
Chu aoo, March The T uie ha ex
posed the villainy of the Kev C U Cahusac.
alias Dr Towner, w ho has twci in that city
for viu- tnni making a busiues- of planning
tbe ruin of young girls He wa really an
employe at Kinsley's restaurant The Times,
with the assist anee of a lad reporter,
worked up the case against h m, then got
him in The limes office, confronted him
with the e i ItJEBk, w here he broke duwn
and agreed to leave the city
Another Nihilist Plot Uls overed.
Losdox, March 3 A dupatc 1 to The Tel
egraph from St. Petersburg rej u ts the dis
covery of anotl.er NlhliUt consp racy, whost
programme lm luiled a variety f outrages
A nnmle-r of arrsats have been nade in con
neotion with the plot
tlught to Hive Speaker Reed.
Athens, March ft - The chamber of depu
tise, which has, been considering tbe budget,
was compel 'ed by the obstructive attitude of
the opposition to sit all Saturdar night and
until N o'clock yesterday moral ig in order
to pass tbe est i mates.
A Bio at the Baeket Mbops.
Cbicaoo, March 8. The board of trails
Saturday adopted resolutions abillshlng tbe
department of market rejiortsaai discon
tinuing tbe collection and furnishing of mar
ket reports quotations after the 8 st inst
shot a Michigan Man
Sax AxtOMO. Tex., March 3 - Early Rea
gan shot and tatally wounded Dr G F bai
ley, veterinary surgeon, at Peariall. Satur
day, during a dispute over a bus n is trans
action Bailey was from Michigsn
SLOSSON BEATS JAKE SCMAEPER.
The HllllarH Tournament Results la a
Win Ike fteatleman Oeoige.
New York, Maroh 8 The end )f the first
portion of ti.e billiard tournament took place
Saturday night and resulted in G orge Slot
son takiug first place, he bavin won five
games and lost none, while Scbi efer won
four and loat one. The two men were even
when the game begun Haturday night, as to
games won : on averages Scbaefer was ahead
as also on highest runs Tbe clot ing game
tied tbe averages, but left Schaefa ahead on
highest runs. There was a great hrong In
Review of the Playing.
Slosson won the bank, but only nade two
easy ones; Schaefer missed entirely In tbe
second inning Sloason did some n markable
playing, running up a score of IS? One of
these shots was a most difflct.lt masse,
which brought thunders of applause.
Schaefer then went in and he ilso did a
beautiful stroke in a long mates ind got a
round of cheers. He kept his up sple idid work
until he bad gathered 109, whan ha went
down on an easy one. From thlt time on
with tbe exception of a few apurb the play
dragged, and people began to cat tired,
until the last inning for George, wl en be be
gan good work again and ran out stnid tre
mendous cheers. He had beaten th ; world's
champion by a aoore of 600 to 818
The remaining half of the touraa nent will
ha played at Chicago
An Offer to Bury the Mateiet.
CniCAOo, Maroh 4 Secretary BrunolL
of tbe Brotherhood, has addressed i letter to
the secretaries of all tha base ball leagues in
tbe country. In which be claims that the
Brotherhood is an established fact, and pro
poses an agreement between tnema. L having
for its object the mutual reoogniti m of all
contracts between players and oJnbs, the
proper support of discipline, and a uniform
code of rules. He puts a sting In 1 he letter
so far as tbe National league is co i earned,
by reflecting on -'arbitrary rules tha deprive
the player of bis natural rights," etc
MrCormlck the Champion Skitter.
Minneapolis. Minn., March i Axel
Paulsen and Hugh J McCortnick tinted a
ton-mile race yesterday at White B r lake
for (400 a side and the world's cbuuplon
ahip. McCormick caught Paulsen very early
in the race, and dogged him until the last
lap, whan be spurted aud won tba race by
about one-third of a mih, Time, ST OH.
ft Is to Found and Govern a
OKLAHOMA THE LAND OF PROMISE.
Well Malnred Plans In Operation to Cap
tore the New Territory for the Colored
People A Polltlral Soelety That Pro
poses to Try an Important Experiment
The Hchetne as Outlined by Those In
the Lead Barking in the Senate and
Llse where -Plenty ot Money.
Kansas Citt. Mo., March & Edwin P.
McCabe returned from Washington City
Saturday and left for Oklahoma last night,
to visit Lincoln first and then the other ne
gro settlements in rapid succession Mr.
McCabe, di-spniring of securing an appoint
ment as governor of the new territory, will
ask recognition for hi-s race in hU appoint
ment a- tecretary of the territory. In this
demand he w ill be supported by tbe Gram!
Btotheriiood, composed of colored men,
which claims to represent nearly cue-half
tbe population of Oklahoma The change of
front by Mr. McCab. in acoordan-je with
the decision of the brotherheod council,
which h'-M a session a few days ago in Okla
homa. The council was attended by the
otneers of the lirotberhood from Kansas,
Mis-oun, Arkansas and Mississippi. That
body, realizing that it was impossible to de
feat the Indian candidate for governor,
claimed that in justice they should have the
second pise - iu the territorial government.
A Plan to Capture the Mtate.
In ad n w u to the agents of the brother
hood residing in the south, a special envoy,
O. W. Edmund, bas been sent on a tour
through the southern state. His method it
to systematize the work of the loiwl Egsiltl
who ar s- ndi negroes north. He will in
sist that none be teal who hive not means
of subsistence (of at least one j ar, and that
uo families be sent to Oklahoma unless tbe
h-ad of the household is an able-bodied man.
Hi has been instructed to urge tbe immigra
tion of voter, in accordance with the plans
of the brotherhood to capture that country
whenever the tirst state election i held. All
negroes not self-sustaining will be persuaded
to remain in the south until alter tbe state
government is organised.
A Big Influx of Colored People.
As Washington agent. Mr. McCabe sent SOU
families from North Carolina and 900 fami
lies from South Carolina direct to Okla
homa, where they are now comfortably situ
ated, and tome of whom will go to the strip
Mr. Jarrett. one of the Kaasas agents,
whose headquarters have been w ith tbe im
migration association in this city, bas com
pleted arrangements by which over 5,000
families will be brought into the territory
before Sept 1. all from the sotthern states.
number of wealthy negroes in Washing
ton are ai ling this movement with their
monev a- well as with their influence Sen
ators Ingalls and Plumb are lending their in-
fluen.-e to the scheme, the former being es
pecially active, while several members ol
the house are warm supporters of the pro
posed negro state.
The President Heart the Plan.
Mr. McCabe. while in Washington City,
had an interview with President Harrison,
in which the latter asked why the black race
did not try to people a southern state. Mc
Cabe's reply was: "We desire to get away
from the associations that cluster about u?tn
the southern statea We wisb to remove
from the lisraceful surroundings that de
graded mv people, and m a new territory,
tuch as Oklahoma, show the pes. pie (if the
United Btntee and of the world that we are
not only good, loyal citizens, but that we
are capable f advancement, and that we
oan be an honor to those who broke down
the baiTier of slavery." Tbe president,
while not expressing any opinion, seemed to
be favorably impressed with the project
Money for Education.
The negroes of Oklahoma have secured a
section ot Inn I, whih is set apart for a uni
Vwrttty iliiam Waldorf Astor has prom ited
to MOW it with ajOO.OOOas soon astbe build
mi;- are up, and a present United Statea sen
ator will givt 90 (Ml toward the building
as M..n as th- terr tonal government it
established which will probably be within
two weeks, the DtWaWanl having urged con
gress to aet spLSliiy Donations will be
cured to put up buildings within the year
valued at (lo.i.iajo. and there will be estab
lished the greatest negro university in the
world. It will be located not far from
tietttng Hea.l to Move.
The nejrroes now located in Oraham
countv. anion whom are many intelligent,
thrifty men, are preparing to move in a
body to Oklahoma They will follow the
general pl.in o, making a settleiin- it, so that
their numbers wMI constitute their strength.
As these were the founders of the. brother
hood which has done to much to unify tbe
race this contemplated movement is signifi
cant They will take with them considera
ble wealth, and will have a reserve to draw
from, and wiil add greatly to tbe strength of
the scheme for forming a negro state.
A Bintherhood Man Talks.
An nftVer of the brotherhood said yester
dav "We do not propose to impose upon the
white nor abuse our power. We will simplv
stand T our own people, and there can be
but one result, and that result will be a solid
nagro state, the grandest in the Union. In
brief, tha power of the new society, the Inde
pendent Brotherhood, is in a fair way to ac
complish its purpose. It has united the black
rase, and for t he first time tbe negroes can
be said to le- a ieople guided by one impulse.
They are determined to have a state, and
Oklahoma bein their only chance, they are
determined to capture It by a peaceable OBtV
quest, and thev are likely to succeed. They
will have power. Thy will ha"e lOO.OOu
within the borders of that territory before
the end of the year, and, with McCabe as a
itonai offlrwr. will have S0,)u more."
Itemarknlile Weather for the South.
?ew Orleans. La., March 3. The weather
Saturday morning was tbe coldest of the
season throughout Louisiana and most of
Mississippi, the nvrcury falling below the
freezing point every where except in tbiscitr
Great damage was done to cane, corn, vege
tables, etc. Tbe truck farmers are heavy
The Man Who Shot at Nell.
Columbvts, O., March . The police have
arrested a young man named Elmer Corbin
for the assault made on Dr. Alexander Neil.
The doctor identified him. Corbin denies
any know lede of the matter, but says be is
a somnambulist and bas often done equally
absurd things in his sleep.
Lynch' Latest Milsslsslppl Work.
OKi.Evvu.i.g. Miss., March 3 The body
of the negro Burke Martin, who recently
shot and killed a white mau for the purpose
of robbery, was found hanging to the rail
road bridge at Ittenaba. MUa , Saturday
morning. Tbe lynchers are unknown.
SEVEN l v-uNt YE.AR6 IN SERVICE.
The Itcniaikable Record of James Liw
renson ( lns-d by th Grim Torrer.
Baltimore. Maroh a, Mr. James Law
renson is 111 with pneumonia and dying at
his residence In this city, 1413 Lafayette av
enue. Mr 1 Awrenson is the oldest postal
employe in the United States, both in point
of years and service. He is 87 years of age,
having been born injBristol, England, March
IS, 180S He came to America whan 4 years
old. He is now in the seventy -first year of
his postal service. His first position was a
clerkship in the Baltimore postofflce, which
he held for two years, when be was appoint
ed private secretary to the then postmaster
general, and has been in tbe general office
Swore In Twenty-Five Postmaster Gen
erals. Mr. Lawrenson is a notary public, and
nearly all the swearing that has been of
daily permitted in the postofflce depart
ment was done under his personal super
vision. He has administered the oath of
office to every post maste r-general tirenty
flve of them since the first term of Andrew
Jackson in 18 He was a drummer boy at
the battle of North Point la 1814.
NEHVV TO THE LAST
A Western Bank Robber Die
in His Boots.
H TAKES A VEEY DESPERATE RISK
And Falls a Victim of Hi Desperation
An Allege,! Case of Toothache and Two
Revolvers t'bty a Successful Game The
Kobbpr, Kun Down. Pats Uls Mauds Iu
the Wrong Place A Startled Tele
grapher's Coolness Lead to a Tragedy.
Valley Falij, Kan., March '. A bold
bank roblry occurred here Saturday even
ing. A masked man entered Ht-k & Gep
hart'g bank alout 5 o'clock, held up the
cashier with two revolvers aud r.dds! the
bank of 14. mm Ihe robtiers esi-apisl. though
the tow n turned out lew thtntas after the
robbery in hot pumiit One of the robbers
got inside the lank ifiiltng on the plea of
having re tootharhe w Inch be desired
to soothe by getting near the stove.
The Iturglur In Corner.
Meriuen. Kau , March 8 A msu an
swering the description of th- robls-r who
soie e-t.OOO irooi Hicks ct tsephart's a"k at
Valley Falls, Saturday ragJatet'etS at a hotel
here Saturdav n. ht Po ice Ofllc ei Smith
and Suininertiei i. ho had tsjn notified of
the arrival of the stranger, armed them
selves with Winchester rifles aud at 1
o'clock went to the hotel, where they re
quested that the stranger lie culled. AVbeu
the stranger descended to the ofBee he was
confronted with the police officers with
rifles pi mt.-d squarely at his breast. He
never quivered, but looked inquiringly
Desperate to the lust.
'Throw up your Imn i- ' OttoeT Smith
commanded, ibe strum: r seeaned to realise
bis situation then, but m-tead of obeying the
enmmand he thrust a baud into either side
pocket of his overcoat to draw the revolvers
which only a few hour lietore bad intimid
ated Cashier Cohn, of th.j Valley Falls bank.
As the stranger nindx the motion towards
his wespons both Winchesters were dis
charged instantiv at his breast The
stranger fell dead with one bullet through
his heart and another through the right
The Mease Metwi e i std.
In the stranger's IfX'ts were found two
package? of greenba' ks of s-oO each. The
rest of the monev was found di-tributed
among his various pockets Ibe outlaw was
positively identified from a registered re
ceipt dated at Burlington. Kan as one
He Was a Mighty "Slick In."
Telegraph Operator Taylor at this place
was taking a message Saturday night, w hen
he hearl some one in the room say, I'm a
slick 'un.' Taylor did not look up until he
had completed his work, which was a de
scription of the Valley Falls robbc-r. Upon
tinning round to see the man who had
spken, Taylor nearly lost his breath when
be saw sianding before him the very
man decrited in the dispatch. He did
not reveal the fact of the recognition, but
merely agree I with the -trang-r that he was
a "slick 'un." The strang-r inquired the time
of tbe next train for AtchLsou, and asked
where he oottUptM up for tbs uilit The
operator dire-'ti-l him to a hott-l. where the
"sliek 'uu" took a room without registering.
H questing that he be eaiied at 5 o'clock in
the morning, in time for tbe Atchison train,
and that it how the "slick uu" came to be
TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE AT SEA.
A Vessel Bound from Australia to Con
don Coes Down with .'oo Souls.
Loxdon. March 3. Tbe British steamer
Quetta. ply lag between this city and Indian
and Au-tralian ports, left Cookstowu, Au
stralia. Feb on her voyage to Loudon
While making the passage of Torres straits,
at tbe northern end of Australia, the ship
struck a rock aot down on the chart and
sank. The number of her passengers is not
known, but JiJO lives were lod by tha disas
ter. The vessel w as of J.'jJt ton burden,
had six water ti;ht comportment, aud was
rated high at L'.oy is
One Huiiilieil and Sisty-tour Lost.
A later di ;atch front Brisbane says the
steamship Vuetta, w lneh recently found
deredat sea on hir voyage from Cookstown,
Queensland, for I. ndon. hud on board 280
p--t son- 1 ' I th- - li u . iv , m.J mi-lu Iiug
the captain and several offb-ers of the ship
MOWED DOWN BY A CYCLONE.
atabama ami Mississippi Town Tartly
Wrecked A Nunili. i ol People Hurt.
Hirminoh aat, Ala. Mm. h 8 -A special
from Tallnde -a. Ala . gn .'s an account of a
most terrible storm which passed over that
place Friday morning it made a path
about MO yards wide, aud deaih nnd destruc
tion mark ft entire COUiaa Houses were
blown dow n, and the lx:nls. an.l even the
beams and ratters, carried for a considerable
distance. Treat weiv s iapped off like pipe
stems, or torn from the ground by the roots.
Cows, horses and other domestic animals
were killed, and a EtmtraT of people living
in the houses blown down were . i iousi in
jured, but none fatalh
Famllv Riuleil In UM Itiiius.
The tow n oi Carthage, Miss . was parlml
ly ilestroyed by tbe tornado. The court
house was first struck, and the cupola, roof
ing and chiinnes i n ied a as- Several
residences were ibniolished, including that
of C I" Brennau. The Rrennan family,
consisting of husband, wife aud four chil
dren, were bnriot in the debris All were
severely wounded, one of the children hav
ing since died of it injuries.
Tlie Iowa Senatorshlp.
Des Moixes. la , March 3 The Democrats
of the two bouses held a caucus on United
States senator Saturday, and nominated S.
L. Beetow, late candidate for lieutenant gov
ernor. Bills to the number of 170 were in
troduced In the bouse, unions them five Au
stralian ballot bills, three or four for com
pulsory education, several to reflate In
surance companies, besides bi'ls for local
option, prohibiting trusts or pools, and to
control the railways iu various ways, A
Democrat offered a resolution inviting sign
ers of petitions in favor of Larrabee for sen
ator to act in future with the Democracy,
but It was lost by a tie vote. The senate did
The Vice President at Charleston, S. C.
Charleston, 8. C. March 3 Vice Presi
dent Morion and party arrived here yester
day. Mayor Bryan and a committee of the
Vanderbilt Benevolent association met them
at the station and conducted them to the
Charleston hotel. After breakfast Mr.
Morton attended St Michaels church and
was driven about the city. During the day
and evening the vice president received a
number of callers. Tbe party was taken a
drive about tbe city this murnidg and left
for Florida this afternoon.
Toung Abraham Lincoln's Condition.
London , March 3. Toung Abraham
Lincoln is steadily recovering from the
effecta of the latest operation, and tha s-ri-oos
phases of his case are diminiDbing. While
all danger is not yet passed, tbe prospect it
more encouraging than at any time since
tbe illuess became alarming.
London. March 3 The oondition of Mas
ter Abraham Lincoln remains unchanged.
He is very feeble, but in most respects not
noticeably more so thau he was yesterday
Her Crime Drove Bet Insane.
Port Hcnos, Mich , March 3. H. C
KriU, a druggist of this city, suspected his
wife of infidelity He told her he was going
to Toledo to stay two days, but returned tbe
same night and caught her in flagrante de
licto with James Nelson, a Commercial bank
clerk. He let Nelson off on his promising to
leave the town and forgave his wife. Friday
the disgrace drove tba unhappy woman in
sane, but her husband promised to care for
bar, and she was left with him.
A Siueceetrul Torpedo Boat.
Newport, R. L, March 3. Lieut Con
verse, U. 8. N., in charge of the torpedo
boat Cuthing. here Saturday pronounced hsr
np to all requirements and a success.
CHILDBEMS CABBIACES !
CUT FOUXHH f RAt
ill Ssve you Money, Time and Labor.
hv HooeBKsama si
uoild Ban osj
udy coo oj.srralc them.
Far Sale By
TELKPHONK NO. W6
CARSE 5t C
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button 8hoe called the
t-Its the best Shoe for the money in the city.
1622 SECOKTD .A. V IE 1ST TJE,
WELTERING IN THEIR BLOOD
Anjuit r.roth and Hi W Ife Ltle by Agree
ment A Sad Story.
Minneapolis, Minn . Marcb r A srecial
to Tbe Tribune from Stiilaat-i. Minn ,
says: August Broth of South Kiltb street,
cut the throat of his wife. Bertha, early last
evening and then committed suicide, a rator
being usel in each case. Oroth left a note
indicating that his a ife had confessed to him
that in 1S3. at Homiiiern, in Oermany. a
policeman had sluvd b?r, nhile she was
tbe wife of Oroth. and he was here trying to
make ber a home No othr explanation for
the niurlc r and suicide oi don bit suicide was
The Hi. 1 1 n. ir Uee-1 Mutually Agreed I'pon.
It looks as though the deed was mutually
agreed upou. Aliout ?:i both patents kissed
their three youug children, telling them to
go to bed. and that if thev had to iiv wfth
strangers httwaftac they inu-t te good chil
dren Ti.e parents then patteed into a front
room, and soon tba children were roused by
a suspicious uouv, aud .ailed a neighbor.
Both parents were then found on th front
room floor w. ltering in blood, and dead
The Republican National Ltsaue club
covtntion, will nree' at NaahviUe, Tenn .
A national telegraph tournament will be
held in New York April 10. lor prises aggre
Oeorge Francis Train 1. ft Boston at mid
night Sui.de. v for a trip arouud the world
against Nellie Bly'stune.
The North Side Turner hall, at i.fshkosh.
Wis . was destroyed by tire Suudav Loss.
$16,000. insurance. IBJNO
GKU & Forrest's roller mill at Hillsboro.
N. D. . burned Sunday together wiih two
wneat Loss. f40.i''
A league of Liberals has be -n tor wed In
Montreal. (Quebec, with the purpose of secur
ing th.' independence of Canada.
It is stated at Chicago that the big smelt
lug organisations ot the . ui.tr v have,
formed a trust with a capital of $35,000,000.
Senator Blair now believes bis national
educational bill will past tba scaate A vole
i-i.k.ly lo lu taken before the end of thj
Chauncy M Li pew deuies the report that
he is to resign tha rail stay praaidattcy and
kjo into training for the I afted .States prrsi
M. Constant, Uts French minister of the
Interior, has hud a diCsreoce with tba pie
uu i mi I resigned. M Bourfanli has ien
put iii in plana
Ihe oarpeskfeers employed us nine of the
shipyards on the Thames rivar, Euglaud,
have struck for an a ivauce of ti pence per
day iu their wages.
Thomas Pcilil. the Aiucri. an tenuis
cbampiou. and Sounders, the ch.uupion of
Gng'.aud. will play lor the world': cham
pionship at Dublin.
Oen. Butler will be known no longer by
the irreverent appellation of "Oock-Eved
Ben." A surgical operation has removed
tbe droop of his lelt eyelid
The school board of Fuiiadelphia has ar
ranged to establish penny savings banks in
connection with the tchoois of that city, 8 per
cent lo be paid on all sums lrom a penny up
Charles H. Elliott and Elisabeth Nugent,
respectively 17 and 15 years old, and both
children of well-knowu Milwaukee families,
got married last week, aud now the par outs
are moving to annul tbe marriage on the
ground of infancy.
William Robins and James Moore, of Leb
anon. Mo., were in charge of two constablss
on charges of incendiarism last Thurs-lay
night when Swan Ltthrum and Belle Smith,
two young women, entered the room and
held tin officers while the culprits escaped.
Tbe girls are now iu Ibe bastile in place of
The signal office at Washington City, in a
special river bulletin, predicts that the Oblo
at Cairo will rise before tbe aud of the pros
ent overflow to 91.5 feat, as against 61.4 in
1882, 54.3 in 1668 and 91.6 In 1884, aU in Feb
ruary. The bulletin says that the rainfall
for the Ohio valley during tbe past week has
been equal in bulk to eleven cubic mile .
This powder BjvtTvartas. A marts of PIU.itT
ftrengtt aud wbolesomne... Mora eaM&nteT
than th ordinary kinds, and cannot b sold ir
competition wltn Oka mnlti tude of low Sat, short
walght alum ar prpaosphata powders . aZuSSL
.. Botai. BfAuxe Powbbj, Co., W Wall
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Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
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Also s full line of
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Writing Psper, Tsblets, Ink. Slates, Lesd snd Slste Pencils Kic
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 beaut if ul is
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features-is bound to be a good seller Be
pure and examine this stove aud learn its good points for after seeina it you nil
buy no other. B 1
I have of murse a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS This has been
so popular that it .. being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties but
don t be dece.ved-hu, the Round Oak-made by P. D. Becktvith. I Ira the s
agent for above goods as 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 derided 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 bedow cost. T his is not a sham salt but a bona
fid sain, as we will not carry any more Blaiik
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Ratter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
135 and 187 Weit Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
my prices ana
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
NIXT TO ROCK HLAND HOUSE
Avenue, Dealer in-