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THE ROCK ISLAND AUG US, TUESDAY, MAllOIl 4, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTER.
TriMDAT, March 4, 1890.
Tbk enumeration and apportionment ot
the state is a duty that the constitution of
New York imperatively requires the leg
islature to perforin. But tbc republican
majority persistently defies tbls plain in
junction of the constitution and main
Ulna the old apt or'.lonment of yeara ago.
Tbe reaaon for this is apparent. The five
heavily democratic countiea clustering
around the mouth of the Hulsn riyer
hare at present fifty one representatives
in tbe legislature, a new apportionment
would give tbem sixty-nine or seventy,
aud ti e republican majority would BW
come a minority. It is only by disre
gatdlng a constitutional duty that tbe re
publican bMWM hss been enabled to
maintain its bold upon tbe legislature for
manv years and return two republicans to
the I'uited Htatea senate.
The Hlh TrST mm Trsst.
The constant iteration and reiteration
or the asstrnon by the high tariff advo.
cales that the tariff baa nothing to do
with trusts, finally upset the patience of
f) C. Perk, of Bridgeport. Coon., who is
provoked Into telling how the tut iff
worked on one industry, at least, Unit be
knows all about, towlt. tbe wall paper
industry Ten years ago. says Mr Peck,
tbe manufacturers of wall paper lornu d
combination and advanced tbe price-, of
their products very largely, and pre
scribed a tine of ft ,000 as the penalty for
selling below tbe combination prices.
But any of tbem was at liberty to sell bis
product in Europe for any price he
pleased Tbe c msequence whs that
American wall paper was sold in England
for about half tbe price that was exacted
This combination held together about
seven years, when It broke up, mnny new
plants having been established, and tbe
prices went away down Tbe existing
plants can produce twice as much wall
paper as can be disposed of in the Amer
ican market. But tbe manufacturers, in
stead of seeking foreign markets for their
surplus, are talking about another com
bins to tleece the American public, re
peating the old game of exacting twice as
much from Americans as from foreign
ers. Of course it is tbe tariff on wall paper
that mMh the manufacturers to play
this game, for it shuts out foreign com
petition until they have added the full
amount of the tax to tbe price of their
goods Tbc fiict that they have along
been able to sell in Europe in competition
with Europeau manufacturers and their
"pauper labor" proves conclusively that
they could make a fair protit witbont any
tariff protection The tariff ha simply
enabledm the to exact from their own
couotrymen twice as much as their gools
re worth, while selling to foreigners at
fair prices. It b " d them at the
expense of tbe American consumers, in
cluding farmers. Mr. Peck says tha'
during tbedo.en years the combine lasted
it plucked American consumers to the
extent of at least ts.ooo M
This is only one of many instances,
adds the ('bu nt',, fYsMI, in which tbe
tariff operated to enrich the few at the t 1
peose of the many . In the case :
per, for Instance, it is notorious that for
many years the producers S"M to foreign
era cheaper than they did to Amrricans
Do tbe millions thus wrung from Amen
cans who are forced to earn tbeir living
without government aid go to Improve
the condition of workingmeii' Another
fact stated by Mr . Peck will shed light
on that question. Speaking of pauper
ism in Bridgeport, he says: "In 1 50s the
books of tbe selectmen show tbut one
pauper was aided by the town to evury
forty-one of the population; In IflttJM
in every fourteen of the entire population.
And still tbe demand of the republican
leaders is more tariff .' Be it observed
that in 1800 it bad what the protection
ists are pleased to call a ' free trade
tariff " It lacked a good di al of being
that, but It was a tariff less than halt as
high H that we now have, and a toi
deal lowwr than that iMMhM in (lie
Mills bill. It doesn't look as tlcna h high
tariff batl helped WaffctagMI niiuh in
tbe manufacturing state of OoMHWtil ul
Two Muditen Kritlix.
Cleveland, Ohio. March 4 Edwin
Cowlel, editor of the Cleveland linker,
died this morning. He bad been con
flned to his house for three weeks, but
recuperated and his death was very sud
den. t'HK.Aoo March 4 Ex-Alderman
Hillock, a well known politician, was
found dead in from of his office this
morning It is supposed that apoplexy
was the cause .
rnui Mors "Flrl Ntiouals."
R At ni.. i is ClTT, March That fol
lowing appUeatsMM ioi authority to organ
ise National hunk have oeeu tiled by the
comptroller of the currency ; First National
bank or R,.u. Col ,y f. baUev, of Rico,
and his associates; First National bank of
Yoakum, Tex . by 1 I 'Utmnions, of Long
view, Tx., and hi associateM; First National
bank of Eddy. N M , by C I). Eddy and his
associate. Fust National bank of Stanley,
B. D., by P. F McClure, of Pierre. 8. D.,
and his associates.
fretty Hough on Mr. Flanagan.
Lou do March 4 A short time ago Mr.
Flanagan, one of the editors of The Times,
and ttie writer of that paper's "ParnelUsm
and Crime" articles, was proposed for mem
bership in tbe Athenssum club in Pall Mall,
an organisation devoted to literature, sd
noe and art and in no sense political. He
has just beeu ballotted for with the re
sult that be was blackballed to such an ex
tent that hi proposers bare felt impelled to
apologise for having prsssnted his name.
Cat HlmMir Forty-Sis Tina.
Conr, Pa. March 4. Samuel S Mason
attempted suicide in a sleeping ear Satur
day night There are forty-aix cuts on his
neck, body and arms, the most serious being
one on each side of his neck near tbe jugular,
and a stab in the abdomen He says he first
out his wrist, and after that he remembers
nothing. He is a "sport'' and his robbery by
a couple of confederates threw him off his
mental balance Ho will recover.
German Election Returns.
Hibxin. March 4 Tbe returns of the ra
ballots have all bean received except nine
Tbe 807 seats iu the reicbstag filled by tbe
returns received are divided as follows:
1U. Freiasinnig and Volkspartei, 80;
, 87. Conservatives Mi fmnaeial.
National Liberal. SB Polas IB Anti-
Semites. 8. Alsatians, u
HAKI'EK S BIG DEAL
A Decision of Interest to Bank
FIDELITY PAKK'fi GREAT FAILURE
ll I'rovld- ( aw for the Nal ional 4n
prrtur t'ouri, Hi Which Chirac0 Man
Uel a 400.000 Judgment -Spooner Op.
puin National Education A supreme
Court Decision on "Jim Crow" fart
I t-CongrasMnnn Taulooe Dangerously
W'ouadtd-National Capital Notes.
Wasbixuton City. March 4. The claim
of the American Exchange National bank of
Chicago agaltitt David Armstrong, receiver
of ihe Fi lelirv Iswik of t'lncinnnti, growing
out of ttie fstn.as Harper wheat deal, was
deciJed by '!. supreme court of the l.'nited
States veaterdav The decision not only
gives the C hic bank everything it has
asked for, hut firmly establishes th very
Important pr nciple, iu which all hanking
and commercial houses are interested, that a
bank or Hun recall ing regularlv issued bank
documents as trilateral need uot nscartain
whether parties ofTerin - the collateral have
given value to the hank issuing The de
cision eetehlKlies nod protects the validity
anH integrity oi bank doesjBMtl issued iv
bank oltV-ers n ruler tbe usual authority of
their SJSJsMaSM and hnc mil be received
with satisfaction in tbe llnaucinl and eon
short History of the Case.
The history of tbe case hogins .tune IS,
1887, or at the date when tbe enterprising
Mr Harper, of Cue-lnuati. was endeavoring
so work a great wheat corner with other
people's inouer Ou that day Joseph Wil
ehire, of Cincinnati, delivered to C. J. Ker
shaw A Co . of Chicago, a draft for $100,
OOfJ, drawn tv the Fididity National bank
of Cincinii.it i ou the Chemical National bank
of New York, payable to the order of C. J.
Kershaw Co. ; a draft for $100,090, drawn
by the Fidclltv bank on the Chemical Na
tional bunk, payable to tho order of the
Amerlcnn Lxchage National hank, and a
letter of advice issued by tie Fidelity bonk
to the American Exchange bank, stating
tost Wllshire & Co., of Cincinnati, had de
posited in the Fidelity bank $200,000 to tbe
credit of the American Exchange bank, for
tbe use of C J. Kershaw & Co.
All Went Into the Wheat Deal.
Kershaw At Co kept an account with the
American Exchance bank, and after receiv
ing from WiUhlre these documenta deposited
them in the American Exchange bank, re
ceiving credit th -refor in the regular course
E. L Harper, now in the Ohio peniten
tiary was then vice president of the Fidelity
bank, and ho was using bis bank's money iu
the Chicago wheat deal. Harper issued these
documents without any consideration being
pnld to bis hank. Wbeu tbe situation seemed
hopelas he attempted to savo himself by in
volving other parties iu bis fraudulent acta.
In furrhrance of this scheme be stopped
payment of the New York drafts, and soon
after tho Fidelity bank was taken possession
of by the comptroller of the currency, and
the whole a -heme to rob the Fidelity bank
Judk-uient for the Chicago Hauk.
Tiie American Exchange bank .-ashed
thee documents in good faith without the
slightest Intimation that they were issued iu
(rau 1. and therefore claimed to he innocent
holders for value. The receiver of the Fidel
Ity bank rtfu .1 to allow these claims when
presented. n the Am r lean Exchange bank
brought suit against tiie receiver in the
Cnited states district court of Ohio to re
cover Judgment was rendered in favor of
the Am-rican F.T-lcinee bank for $400,000
and interest on the dividend, which should
have bassj pal.i to the American Exchange
bank hen other creditors were paid
Confirmed hy tha Supreme Court.
The cases were submitted to tbe United
States supreme court under tbe ninety-day
rule without argument, and tbe supreme
c urt. under a decision rendered hy Justice
Blatcbford. affirmed the decision of tbe
lower courts, decidlug that the American
Exchange bank was a bona tide and inno
cent hoi ler of these documeute for value
and entitled to re -over both tbe principal
and the in crest claimed
DOINGS OF THE CONGRESSMEN
Business Rather Lively at Both finds of
the ( apllol.
Washinutijsi City, March 4. -Vooriiee
iffered resolution m tie- aenati vester.lay
Implying that the form of law had not beeu
complied with in the lease of th Alaskan
seal fisheries and directing that tbe lease lie
not executed until the senate inquired into
it. referred Tbe hill fixing salaries of United
Stat judges ut $.'(.000 per year was passed.
Spooner spoke sgalust the educational bill
Bills were introduced to reraial the long
snd-short haul clause of the iuter-state com
nisi M act , providing for compulsory educa
tion in Alaska. Favorably reported ap
propriating $-Jfto,00u and fli.4j.0no for public
liuiid.us at Saginaw. Mich., and Lafayette,
Ind. After an exaoutiva session the senate
In the bouee OT'.uinell of Michigan
presented a petition signed hy 218,000
Seventh Day Astventista, protesting against
sny Sunday ol,er-ance laws Under us
oension of tiie rile- n loint resolution an.
(horning the appointment of thirty addi
tional uieunai examiners in tbe pension
bureau wis adopted An attempt to sus
pend the rules and pass the Oklahoma bill
failed. Blli- introduced: to appoint fourth
elass postmasters hy competitive examina
tions; appropriating $4S,UX for a monument
to regulars on Gettysburg battlefield.
Favorably reported: bills for public build
ings as follow- Illinois Aurora, $7.1,0U0
hock Island :., iKsi B:oomington, $10o,
000; Rnckford, flUO.OUU Iowa Sioux City,
.--h. i' Fort Dodge, $75,00; bavenflbrt,
$100,000 Wisconsin Racine, $100,000, Eau
Claire, $75,000. The Arkansas contested
election case of Featherstone vs. Cats was
debated, pending which the house adjourned.
BPOONER ON NATIONAL EDUCATION.
He Opposes Ihe Blair Bill and Olves His
Washington Cm. March 4 Spooner of
Wiscomiu spoke against the eduoatioual bill
iu the senate yesterday He said thst be
bad voted once fur the bill and ouce against
it, aud uow be again opposed it. He denied
that tbe Republican party was pledged to
the support of tbe bill. He could not admit
that tiie Federal hand oould take jurisdic
tion of the school system of a state and
take it into exclusive charge. In the west
and south there had been a great change in
public opinion aud in the attitude of news
paper i that had formerly favored tbe bill.
Argument Against tha BUI.
Spooner spoke in terms of praise of the
provisions for common school education in
the sou hern states, and said that the people
in these states had not only beeu doing well
in the education of white children, hut had
been doing well in the education of colored
children. He quoted the preeldent's mes
sage to the effwrt that suoh aid as provided
in the hill should not be g- anted except in
exceptional conditions, and asked If suoh
conditions existed in Kansas. Wisconsin,
Iowa, etc. In concluding be said tbe effect
of tb.9 bill would be to stimulate schools in
the south unduly, and that when the eight
years ended (If tbey ever did end) the south
ern states would object to raising by taxa
tion the sums that wouid then be necessary
to keep up the schools. He believed that,
with people as with individuals, self-help
was the best help.
SEPARATING WHITES AND BLACKS.
The supreme Court at the Culted Mates
Says It'a All Bight.
WaihiisgtonCTtt. March 4 Thu supreme
court at the United States yesterday
rendered a decision in tbe case of the Louis
villa, New Orleans and Texas Railway com
pany against the state of Mississippi, involv
ing validity of tbe Mississippi state law re
quiring all railroads operating within the
state to provide separate compartments or
oars for white and colored people. The
question at issue was whether the law is a
regulation of invr--t?it- .anerce. and
therefore bey on i ti. w v. r of the state
The Mississippi Court Hk stained.
The supreme nun t o. Mi--m ippi. when it
iecided the case, held that tb statute nr
plied solely to commerce with n the state,
and that const ruction lemgtbe construc
tion of the statute by its hig lest court is
accepted as conclusive by the s ipreme court
of the United States in the dec sion yester
day Tiie conn seen no error n the ruling
of the supreme court of Mitdssippi, and
it judgment and d visiou adver t to tbe rail
road compatiid Is affirmed. Ji dg- Brewer
read tiie opinion of the cun t, t which Jus
tices Harlan and Bradley krielly dissented.
THE ALLEGED SECRET SESSION.
Il Is Only Reported for tte Tress In
pite of Prerautton.
Wahhinoton City. March A The senate
in secret session yesterday afternoon de
voted nearly an hour to the con tideration of
tbe nomination of Henry I Wi ruiotb to be
collector of customs at New Orkns, Dolph,
who reported the nomination favorably
from the hmMM on cum me -ce, made a
speeob in defense of Wacmoth, and said that
tbe committee had not found he charges
made against him by lxmisisna Kepublicaus
well founded. Eustis led tbe o iposltlon to
the confirmation, resting hia ca e principal
ly on the record made by War noth whan
he was governor of Louisiana. I ben, Rustis
charged, be materially increase tbe public
debt without reason. Tbe noni nation was
confirmed tlna.lv by a vote of M to 14. A
long hat of oihei nomination- was taken
up ami continued.
fin 1 1.1.. 1 ag Professor fl yens.
W amii.-sutoS City. March 4 -I'rofess.n
Flyun, who testified last week before the
bouse civil service reform comn ittee to tbe
effect that Miss Dabney had sur -eptitiously
taken tbe now htMnMI examii ation ques
tions from bis oftice.sent a letter to the com
mittee yesterday in which be staled that on
Saturday last three men called et his house,
one of whom called himself W. W. Ahby,
and represented himself to be the brother-in-law
of Miss DaUiey, aud deruau led that he
give a written denial of all the testimony be
had given before the com mitt He re
fused to give the denial requested He was
then assaulted, and when Ashby eft. he did
so threatening to infii.-t personal injury upon
him at another time, r Ivan also states that
he swore out warrants for Ash oy's arrest,
but was unable to find him. and says that
he believes tbut he gave a falst name an.l
Seoretary Busk on Wool.
Washington citt, March 4 In reply to
a statement of Tbe Providence. K. I. . Jour
nal to the effect that the reason the United
States does not grow enough wo-i s to sup
ply the home demand for certa n kinds U
that we do not possess the proper conditions
of soil and climate, Secretary Rusk writes
the Boston Home Market club th it nothing
of tbe kind is tbe fact Hs says cur climate
possesses every characteristic except the
strictly polar and strictly tropici.l, and our
soil is equally di versified; and is capable of
growing any kind of wool. The difficulty,
he vy is one of development of the indus
try which has not kept pace w th the de
mand, not because of its inherent slowness,
but because of tbe rapid developm ant of ma
chinery w hich has created detnan is where
before there was no iuduceuiunt to produce.
Sovereignty of the State,
W imMm City, March 4 - lii the
supreme court yesterday a dec siou was
given reiterating the principle I eretofore
held that a state can not be sued v ithout its
consent, and is absolutely su prune as to
whether it shall pay its obligations or not.
Tbe case was one where a man na ned Hans
sued Louisiana for mouey due o i coupons
issued under a state law and later r -pudiated
by the legislature The supreme ourt said
the coupons were "nothing but the state's
promises to pay, based on the faith of the
state,' and were not subject to judicial en
forcement unless the state agreed A simi
lar case from North Carolina WI s decided
tbe same way
Taulbee Iu a Critical i on, I it on.
Washington Cm. March 4--Kx-L'ou
grassiuau Taulbee, who was shot i.y Corre
spondent Kiucaid.ou Friday, was i a criti
cal uouditiuii last ulghl. Yeaterd' y morn
lug the physicians placed Mr Taullsse under
tbe influence of chloroform and nude a suc
cessful effort to find tbe ball It was located
in tbe neck iu the rear of the laryn t . but on
MSJBl of the weak condition of Mr Taul
ksa it was not extracted Mi Taul
bee has made bis will, aud requested that
tue case against Ktn. aid be drop) tsi. even
iu case of hut own death
Trouble fur Georgia ougresai ten.
Washington City, March 4 lue uieui
bars of the Georgia delegation in ti e house
of representative have had notio- served
upon theiu that their re-election will be con
tested by an organised oppositio i party
Thsy have reoeived letters that the I'arnierV
alliance, of Georgia, inten ts to put s candi
date in the Held in each congresslona district
at the next election, and tbit none of the
present delegation from Osorgia will be
to, i ud on tbe alliance ballot.
lis Is OOlrially Ignored N Lot
Washington City, March 4 Mr
1 upper accompanied by Secretary
culled on President Harrison, at th
tive mans. on yeeserday morning
received in the library and remain,
tlms in conversation wttb the pr
Until yesterday the presence of Mr
in Washington has been officially ign
state department officials.
Circulation lieeraasad aio.ooo. O0.
Washington City, March 4 Tin treas
ury department monthly statem nt of
changes in the circulation during Fi bruary
iaet shows a not decrease oi glo. jTO.irti
Why Ranoh Resigned.
BPiMNGViKU), Ilia., March 4 At list ses
sion of the legislature the enemiee if Dr.
Rauch, secretary of the state boird of
health, made a dead set against him and re
fused to vote for an appropriation b II un
less ths money ror bis salary was s rioken
out. 'Ihe item went bx, aud now O. P.
Cooley, ot Knox, publishes a letter frm W.
A Haskell and F W Rellly, both m miners
at that time, in which they agree that Raueb
shall resign, together witb other ob)s Xlona
ble employee of tbe board. The la tar is
dated May U, 168V The stipulation was to
be kept seoret, but iu view of the elec:ion of
Rauch as secretary of the board, Tooley
thinks he has the right to disclose tb tacts
The Iowa Legislature.
bxa Moines, la., March 4. Pttltioas
were presented in the senate y ester d ty for
the election of Ailtson as United States
senate, against tbe repeal of the prohibitory
law, and for the erection of a soldiers mon
ument. A resolution was offered t reor
ganise the courts and reduce expens . A
resolution placing compound lard oi the
same footing as oleomargarine and pi eying
the United States senate to pass a aw to
that affect was adopted There was no ses
sion of tbe house
A Labor Contract for Two lean.
New V .rk March A The journeymen
plasterers of this city observed yeetert ay as
one of rest and jubilee to celebrate th con
sum' nation of an agreement by which they
will commence on May 1 to work eight lours
a day at stipulated wages of 50 cents an hour
or ft per day. There have been fre ment
conferences between tbe boss plasterer and
the Journeymen Plasterers' union, ami yes
terday tho arrangement, as given aoove,
was ratified. The agreement is to hold good
for two years.
Ana Now Keith Is In tha soup.
Boston, March A Frank B. Keith, who
says be rssidea In Worcester, entered tbe
house of Capt Griffin of Hook and Ledder
company e on Tyler street, yesterday, while
intoxicated, and demanded soup. On 1 sing
refused, he knocked Mrs. Griffin down and
beat and kicked her. Sbe was tbe nly
member of the family in tbe house a tbe
time. Keltb was f righfsned away by i oms
one knocking at tbe door. He was a ter
ward captured Mrs Griffin's conditicn is
Students at Kalamazoo Cut a
PROFESSORS GIVEN AU AIR BATH.
Surprised by -Masked Imbibers al the
I ...on of Wisdom, They Are Bound and
Trotted Four Miles Into the Country
and Left In a Corn field A Decidedly
t'npleasant Kxpei tence Which May Ke
sult Disastrously to the Hoys.
Kalamazoo. Mich , March 4. For years
past it has be n the boast of the faculty of
Kalamasoo college that the youths intrusted
to their care have been better behaved than
those in other and similar educational insti
tutions throughout ihe country College
pranks were of cour occasionally indulged
in.luit the w ild escapade? m-hicb sooftenchar
actonzel life in attar universities were un
known It was matter for fivipient com
ment aud efcontratul.uii)n among the
grave protestor that the young men uow in
attendance were even better behaved than
usual, and it was the educators' ehief pride
tLat tbe tutors wore invariably treated with
the greaest possible respect.
Hut, Heholrt ! a Change.
Such a state of things it seems was too
good to last a!w..vs, nnd now the faculty
stand aghast iu cont uupiatiou oi an outrage
aiat rated ou two of its most dignitled
members, whioh for boldness of conception
and successful execution has seldom, it ever,
been equaled by university students any
where. Saturday eveuing William W Des
Antcls, a senior student from Detroit, in
vited Professors Perry F. Trowbridge and
P. Ferry to sup with him The app mired
hour came nnd went, bur. the gentlem -n
failed to appear. Meals are not delayed at
the oollece aud Mr Dee Antels ate alone.
About half an hour after supper the young
man, in company with a lady friend, started
down to the city, where tbo professors have
rooms, to ascertain what caused the non
fulfilment ot thy appointment. He met
tbem and. after a social chat lasting perhaps
half an hour, invited them to participate in
a little j tllitl-atiou that the students had
prepared at the dormitory.
A Surprise lor the Professors.
They accepted the invitation, accom
panied Mr. Des Antels and Miss Sabin, bis
lady frien I, to the college and spent a very
pleasant evening. Before departing for
home the professors stopped in Mr. Des
Ant. 1 room to bid him good night. They
had hardly been iu the apartment a moment
when the door was burst open and in marched
twenty-five students They were all masked
with the exception of one lank young fellow
named King, whose mask had probably
fallen off in the scramble to get into the
room. The students made a rush for tbe
professors, and without warning threw
them violently to the Moor. Two of the
stoutest lads prevented the prostrate men
from uttering any outcry, while their com
paniouj bound them securely with stout
Left Them in a Cornfield.
Then the unfortuuate men were blind
folded and gagged This proceeding over, a
procession was formed, headed by the
students with guitars. A dead march was
then struck up, and the procession moved
slowly along out of the college building by
the rear entrance. Mountain Home ceme
tery, nearly four mil.-s distant, was reached
before the lead r. a stalwart chap, gave the
com man J to halt. The professors snare left
iu the center of an immense cornfield, and
without further cerumony the perpetrators
of this cruel joke hasfeueJ to their quartors
Cruel Torture of the Bonds.
The niuht was cold and bleak aud the wind
p uetiatiuij The two momtiTs of the col
lege faculty were in a deplorable plight.
They knew not where they were and could
not move for fear of some accident The
men were without even sufficient clothiu, ; to
keep them comfortable.. For two long hours
they struggled to free themselves Profe-, i
Trowbridge had a penknit- in hi- u .e.s -r
pocket and Professor Ferry finally managed
to secure it The curds binding their wrists
were cut and In a few moments afterward
tbey were in a hsppier frame of mind, it
took the professors nearly half an hour to
get out of tha c..rufl.!.l, and even then it
was a loss tune before the struck the right
road for home. L re they arrived about 3
o'clock Sunday morning chilled to the mat
row and in anything but a ploasmt mood.
The I acuity on the vtarputh.
About noontime Sunday Professor Ferry
apprised 1'reMdent NTileOB of Ui devilish
prank the students had played SfMSa his con
frere and himself It bsttag Sunday no meet
ing of the faculty cul I lie h -Id When it
became bruited thr .u.'h the OoUagaj that
President Wilc-oi und Professor Ferry were
closeted byefher the jjuiltv students were
frightened and hasti y gathered for a cou
sultati 'ii It was resolved to put ou a bold
front auddvuv everything Professor Ferrv
is mad clear through, and called iu the help
of Sheriff Ibx, who. however, said little
could Is- done until the names ot the culprits
were known The faculty went into session
last niciit M d was still at work at midnight
devisin.; piaaa to bring the perpetrators to
What the Teople Think.
Muuy citizens who are much exercised
over tiie btT.ur t-li.-v that tbe students en
gaged in the hains: will be let off mildly.
They seem to Sec pt tho story that there wa
no preconcerted move to commit the often-,
and that lies Antels is entirely innocent .
that the body of students forming the hit
ing crowd siw the profe-sors out at a later
hour than usiiul and .ssave,l to have some
fun at tlseir expense. But it is teaied by the
wise heads that unless Professors Put rv and
Trowbridge of their own acoord take Bp the
defeuae of the students the faculn . no not
do otherwise than expel every one engaged
In the affair
Frost Nips Florida t egrtat ion.
ST. AmnnR, Fla , Murch 4 -The
weather is still frosty, but is moderating.
Tho mei.-uty was at 2o degrees Sunday
night Banuuus and aaiiy truck gardens
are badly damaged. Orange tress am badly
uipped, aud in some localities the tiees havu
been killed. Therj will be u gnal loss on
next season I crop, as the trees are all iu
The Woman Does the Shooting.
Philadelphia, March 4. Emma Thomas
(colored) shot nnd seriously wounded her
former lover, .Tames Jeffries (colored) last
night iKHuuse he had married another
woman Hat s arrested.
Serialises liaise a Riot.
Plki di, Haren 3 A Progressists meeting
at Boeaingsbni yesterday was broken up
by Socialist- n I a serious uffr.iy resulted.
Main ot ill- . . " !- were arrested.
I'lit I p the Price ot Uubber.
Nkw Yi.kk. March Several leading
rubber tnunii! a Hirers yesterday announced
an advance oi .. p i cent. In the pries of
ELECTIONS IN IOWA
Municipal Votes Show a Rather Mixed
State of Affaire.
Dxs MotKXS. I March 4 The election
hare yesierdav resulted in a victory for
Mayor Carpenter and the entire Democratic
municipal ticket. A telegram from For
Dodge says tha entire Democratic ticket was
elected there for tbe first time in tbe history
of the city Ottumwa. the home of Capt.
Hutchison, the opponent ot Governor Boies
in ths late state eleotlon, also went Demo
cratic. At Iowa City the Democrats carried
ths counoii for the first tlms in twelve years,
while at Lyons the Republicans carried
every ward, something never before done.
The Independents carried the day at Mason
City. At Burlington tbe Democrats were
beaten by a coalition ticket, and at Benton
Harbor the Republicans were beaten in the
City Election at Portland, Me.
Portland, Me., March 4. Melcher, Re
publican, was elected mayor yesterday. For
oity officers tbe Democrats carried two
wards and the Republicans five.
The British Premier Denies La-
JLADSTONE SPEAKS FOE PARNELL.
an Appeal for Justice to the Irish Lead
er Hlcks-Baach Offends Uarrourt, and
the Fatter Withdraws in a Buff The
O. O. M. Criticises the Report of tbe
Commission as Having No More Weight
Thau the Opluious of Other Men.
bOMON, March 4. In the house of lords
ast evening tbe Marquis of Salisbury, re
plying to th? assertions made by Labouchere
In the hoiis- 0f commons, explained that he
did uot meet Ueu Sir Dighton Probyu with
a view to enabling tarrd Somerset to escape.
Probyn wired him (Salisbury) asVlng an in
terview As Probjra did not nMBttoa the
subject of his requested interview he sup
posed Uint it raftered to a prop s d journey
of the Prince of Wales. He int Probyn
casuail r in the railway btati.-u nnd had with
him a brief conversation, in ths GOUFSS of
which Probyn msBtlOMd the -oanda's Lord
Salisbury declared that he never sud a war
rant was about to be issued for Lord S-niter
set, and be did not believe iiat Gen Probyn's
character would permit him to do anything
with the intention of date Umv JostSOS
Th i lords was crowd. si n itii COBSSrvatlVS
m-inhers of the commons to list to fla He
aury's statement, aud th premier'-, w .ids
were I Waived with an incessant storm of
Gladstone Appeals for Parnell
In the OMHSOM Gia l-tole was present
for the first time since ins recent slight ill
ness. During his confinement, ha occupied
hunselC with the preparation of an elaborate
speech on Morley nui-iid.ii ;tit to the gov
ernment motion that the hoiiso adopt the
report of the Parnei. eomifeuawioa. Morley's
motion was to tsmtrpormts ta the govern
ment motion an apology toParn-ll and a
denunciation of The Tunes loadstone
spoke tor two hours.
Disparaging the Report.
He said that if the motion of the govern
ment had sufficed to do justice to the mem
bers impugned he would hsve been willing
and ready to support it, but it Was utterly
insufficient. Although he deemed it his duty
to criticise some of the statements of the
judges, he believed that there was not a line
of their report that was not written in
honor and good faith. But in what respect,
lie asked, had the judges more weight or
authority than other experienced men in
deciding how far crime In Ireland was due
to the league, or to oppressive evictions!
Tbe Judges hud unearthed an obscure paper
called The Irishman, tilling several page of
their report with extracts thcrelrom, which
Archbishop Walsh had characterized as
abominable Were they equally liberal in
accordins blame to other things equally
abominable! In dealing with the grand and
capital offences concerning which they wore
especially directed to inquire, all that they
had sai l was that the letter uron which the
charges were founded wns a forgery
Reparation a Dead Issue.
The report convicted the resiondents of
joiniue Ihe league with a view of separating
Ireland from England. This occurred in
1880 In 1S90 he rejoice.! to believe that the
idea of separation was dead The charges
that the Parnelhtes in their speeches had in
cited intimidatiou were teu years old It
was a dangerous prsoed -nt to recur to these
long dates iu order to obtain matter to hurl
at political antagonists. Changes, he said,
had already taken place m Ireland, and re
forms were impending! which owed their
impetus t the Faroe: lite; and would I ac
complished without violence, largely through
the wise methods of the Irish partv. The
charges against Parnell were not made at
random but with the assurance of the most
careful s.TUtiny For a long time Parnell
had been thus pilloried before the country.
Was not reparation due him' he asked
Surely member should not hesitate to giv
what acknowledgement they oould t. a man
who had suffer-d an enormous srrosnj
Tories haraed srlttl Ingratitude.
He declared t!:ut nothing waaftliiued
aga.nst tiie Pni slIIHsa now that had not
been affirmed by thief tv-retaiy Koi-ster
and himself Th- Parnellites were not con
demned then The TorisS, he said, bedridden
into iiower on Pernell - shoulders and now
they forsake hiui. It. n . -i. .u, he appealed
from the Conservat x e- as a pnrty to the
Conservatives us ind.wduals Be Is-gged
them a meu b. a, knowledge the law of
equal moral obligations, to place themselves
in Pane Ti swition He earnestly appealed
for judgment trotn heart nude, us.-icnee and
closed by saying "I entreat, aw demand
such judgment MtrBlgtss scaulv reparation
for an enormous wrong
Reach Ritrnei llareourt.
Sir Michael Hick Reach said the report
was devoid of poUttoal prejudice and paassosi
and the house ccrtaiiuy ought to accept it
Citing Paruog as authority against the a
sertion that the on-erce.r:re- before com
ing into office were ple.lced not to renew
coercion. Beach demnn le i that Harcourt
apologize for that oaiiimny
Harcoiirt repliel that he had uot heard
the statein nt. and then left tho house, de
claring that be would not stay to tie abused.
Beach, continuing, said be inferred that
the Parnellites had v. hint j i!v supported
tbe Conservatives in MB in order to equalitj
the parties and secure the twiam-e of power
A Sorialistlc Methodist Preacher.
Chicago. March 4 At tbe regulur seaakt
meeting ot Methodist pastors m thui city
yesterday. Her. Mr Gpdyfes made an ad
dress i i on "Ihe Industrial Probieui." in
which he attacked th. syeSSSSl nhirh alio n
large aggregation- . npitai and recom
m udtsl his brcthreu to si udy ths works oi
Another Deleal for Dr. Ball.
Bcftalo, N. Y. March 4 Judge Dauiel
has hande i down a decision ou the motion
for a new trial in the libel suit of Kev. Dr.
Ball against Tbe New York Evening Post
The motion is denied ou the ground that tho
verdict of no cause of actiou was warrunted
by the evidence.
Good Ilaritain tor the CHUN
St. PlTEKSBt. no, March 4 The rzat has
forbidden ttie princes of the Dolgorouki fam
ily the morganatic sons of his father to re
turn to Russia, and has paid them l.'.0U0.tHJ
roubles for their estates, although the prop
em is easily worth double thai sum
1 i Their Children Looked In. Probably.
Gbeenville, Mies . Mat h 1 H hue Heu
ry Greenlee (colored) and his wife were at
church Sunday morning their cabin, uear
here, took fire irom the ctirun. v and was
burned and their four children. Ihe 1 lest 6
years old. were burned to death.
Roman Catholics Must N.o Cremate.
Paris, March 4 The archbishop of Paris
has issued a pastoral letter forbidding tiie
practice of cremation of the deu I by Roman
Not Seared of the socialists.
BKRLtfi, .March 4 It is reported that the
emperor, speaking at the council dinner
Saturday evening, referred to the success of
the Socialists in the late elections and said:
"I do not fear them As regards Social dem
ocracy, it is my affair and I am ready to
deal with it alone."
A State Treasurer suspended.
Jbffersos Citt, Mo . March 4 State
Treasurer Noland was suspended yesterday
pending an examination of his books by
Governor Francis. Mr. Noland says his
necouuts with the state are correct and will
bear the closest investigation.
Republican Club Men lathering.
Nash vii . k. Tenn., March 4 Several
hundred delegates bad arrived iu. t night to
attend the meeting of Republican League
clubs in this city. Agreat many more came
on tbe morning trains.
Eight Men In Oreat Peril.
WiLkKSBARKK, Pa., March 4. An ex
plosion of gas in tha South Wilkes bar re
shaft imprisoned sight men Monday and up
to latest accounts tbey had not beeu re-
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iSlflts the best Shoe for
EnsM Cttj ..niK-toJ with an epidemic
Krist is Alabansa has kiileu ali ihe hmS
Baseball At St. Augustine, fla. Chi
cago, 13 Philadelphia is.
Tneu;.i a riftv mi Irs wids at Cairo.
Ih ( Ihia .r. fu.lirif at Cincinnati
Tbe Orst I ! k ol American tin w as re
ceiveJ at Pittsburg Munaa.v Exv;U say it
Tbe Nt-tral.(. National bank . ot . ik
Neb., oaptal .Vi .su has been SlllhlWllill to
begm In: dSMMS
Martm Wiaagardaar, i MioiNti. id, UL,
ba !; bom . leaving a note to his arils
aiiicti v, ti i a not ahle U) pay his jbt-..
At Orastogs Falls, OL, Monday George
Patterson, at-e.i C. brained a playmnte
nanwd Edward Trautman with a stone as
the sequel to a quarrel
Two burglar- at P.i.tgewby, Pa . worked
al. Sunday night boring a hole through a
brick wall, and jut a- tiioy had ruiclied a
-alt- containing SSJ.OotJ, ih-y were scared
WUtt flaying with a gun at his home ia
Catisago Sunday, Fred Sclialk, aped 15,
.1. t and killed Louis tktimuch, a pUyniatst.
Voung S-haik disappeared soou after the
tiagedy. aud has not been seen nce.
An oil tauk on the Fort Wayne road, near
Massillon, O.. exploded Monday and set Are
to a treight tram. A collision will, anott.fci
train resulu-d and an engmeer, nreman and
brahMMn lost tbsir lives. Eighteen loaoeu
triight cars were burned
Constable Skinner, a -searcher oi Das
Moines, la., killed "Liudc" Henderson, a ne
gro saloon keeper, in a street duei in that
.ity Monday uight lh - aagTII bad threat
ened Skinuer baeaass tn. iaiier nad searched
ids place, aud on uieelmg both meu bv-gan
i'hi. ai. j, Man a s.
LjuoUttloUs i.n th- baard mi trade tn-ds
si re us (ul.ows. Miea - N.. - Msr.-li. it)Mned
"c, closed " . Mki. oKiiet i. . cked
tihc: July, spaaed T . cfcaaid i oru-
.. Z March, ope ie t -. closed W.ft; Kay,
. issued 2Sl4c. closed '. luly, op, n d S.4' .
(Insert 31c .,Ui- o I March, i-nened art.i
Lksied 2ltn'. May. SfaMt ThJp. closed
Juif, evsaa 1 It 4tic, closed 2Uv. tork
Mnrch. iened and closed M.lli. Ma. o, ened
i".u"'. closed gMJO; .luly. npiass gla, o.
c! sed IMJS UrJ Mm.li. OpSMd fl sTig.
, liwed V'-fU.
I ive stocs The follnwinir sssta the quota
tions at the lTi ion st.k J..nls U-.p- Market
-ipeucd fairly active with 1 ice- . - hade bigh
e . Iit.t k-radea. jF3" 4 1 roach peckiug.
I NO 3. anlsed lota, ; i 4 i: heavy Paci
ni.' shipping lot . 4 hi. Cattle Market
Steady l" strtm-: bOSSSSS, .: gj i Hi: hulk, pug '
.JC4JS: i-i.ws and adsad, 1 1 HgpB Hlr hulk. (2.409 I
isi. stm'kers and le.tei- j-.' 1 . sheeji
Market stead.i ; 94 -. si. laii.'u- 1. isn
s., Lorn fed e-i tn -heej.. j4 '. vc. . 4 .
Produce: BllttSi Fan. y Klgm. VlWsjvaUrc
tine creameries. X wtU ; dairies. rh,ei. fresh
iS..jfi, packing stock, 4 I . Kgs Siriotl
Creek, Me pc do.. llivsed pouitiy- L l.lekens.
SUj lot-per Hi; turkeys, hijllc wr lb; ducKS,
nOWMK gee-e nj,liic -r th i'otatoes
rsseiesa, MOM per bu. BesLat uf Hehroa, klgl
4ic per bui Hurbunks, 4ii3ic per hu. Illinois
sw.-et jiolatoes, goo I to lancx . J I -" J3.75. Ap
ples Hood t fancy, $3. iVH P 1 bid. 1 rai,
SSnieB Wisconsin heu and cherries. jp.i.
HI nei Shi.
Nsw Yiihk. March 3.
Wheat No. 2 rd winter. S6Vl(- cash: do
.March, efc; do April, 87V4C: do Stay, tTc: do
.'line, tHc. Corn -No. H mixed. -4tc cash; do
.March. 3Stgc; do April. Hic: da .May. BTldc.
1 ints - yniet; No. 2 mixed. 2.8,,. rsxslxj do May,
-Tc. Rye Nominal. Belief vrrrmaal Pock
-Hull; mess, nnjggvnun tot aasr. L.r.i -
guiet; .March, gg.14; iay. ti.iii.
Livestock: Csttl? M-r-Ket m shade tinner
. otumon to Let tc. rs, f!i I g(8 !f H M 1 tai
oxen, JS.TI12.4 ii. hulls, f . .. .in," 1I1 .oas,
I IJOgM-W fikee'.. and lambs -Ah uit steedv.
sheep. J', 0 ,, -41 tj i,v jtg v(..r tn ' luuihs,
f41ia,;.V: !l.-d 1 Inner hvi l.utfs. t4 .
u f il.,.
Bsy Upland prairie, f 90.
Hay Ttmetny fi . SO
Hay-WUd. f3 00(kf4 0j.
(Jos I Soft lie
Cord Wood$8 & Of4. 0.
Thu powder never varies, a marvel of puritv
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold In
competition wits the multitude of low test, short
weight alum or prpbosphste powders . Sold onl
SB swss. nuiu rusuiH KO., 106 Wall
St., N. T.
-A LARGE SHIPMENT OF-
Of the very latest designs and
3pr Before pnrcliasing elsewhere
; . . -
it to your interest to compare
rest to compare my prices i
No trouble to ehow goods.
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Bntton Shoe called
the money in the city.
1622 SZECOZLSTID AVENUE.
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Biicgies, Boys' Express Wagons, Base Balls and Bats, Rubber Balls, etc
Also a fall line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Paper, Tablets, Ink, Slates, Lead and Slate Pencils, Et. .
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal
Tbe latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This Is beautiful la
its ornamentation, novel in manv of its features is bound to be a ood seller Be
sure and examine this stove aud learn its good points for after seeing ii rou' trill
buy no other. '
I have of rourse a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS This has beei
LP-tK. !lM i,I',' i,Cpied,lSfara8UieTt1hr60y unscrupulous parties but
don t be deceived -buy the Round Oak -made by P. D. Beck th. I am the so v
Cor. Third avenue
Oui tjsiaV.liahment is getting too small for our rapidly
glowing business and we have decided to
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesda.v. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and be-low cost. 'I his is not a sham sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
sev local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, IA.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH &c SON,
185 and 187 Wert Third Street, Opp. Masonic Tample, DAVENPORT.
4 1 H 1 I s suit BA IStt 4
you will find
mv orices and
a , 'aTsjssT X I
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
NEXT TO FOCK ISLAND HOUSE
uesiraoie gooas. Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
and Twentieth St , Rock Island