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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1890.
Til K DAILY AKGUS
JOHN W POTTS.
TmsDAt, March 18. 18JH)
IIK1IO'RTir I'KIM ( wit
Tli demorralle votem of the "lty of Rock Islstul
nil Rock Island townliii, art hereby notified to
he st their sever tl voting placet 'n their resper
live wrd at 8 o'clock p. m. on Satnrdiy, March
fid, WHO, to select delegate to the city township
convention, to nominate a candidate In each ward
for alderman, and select a ward committee. Ech
ward I entitled to one detente for every twenty
ire votes casl for Cleveland In MM, and one for
each fractional over thirteen:
First War.l M w
Hecond " - H
Third " 0 10
Fifth ' '
Total 1,8 M
The delegates will meet hi the Tnrner hall on
Till ill .mi it I, March th. 1H90. at 7:30 o'clock
to nominate candidate for township supervisor,
four as-istsnt supervisors, one township assessor.
townahlp collector, three ronstsnles to ill
vacatcle for the nneinlred term of fonr years,
and choose a chairman of the city committer
)IMH H aVanai Hil.
Chairman (MU-TownsMp Committee.
At the request of many filends 1 hereby an
nounce myself a a itfrrWsti' fur the office of
Township Collector, subject to the di-oislrtn -if the
Democratic citv townahlp convention,
C. H Snnsi.
Of the seven large rilies which voted
in low the other day. the democrats
carried life. If the republican of that
ata'e i 'ititi.it aee the band-writing on the
wall, they deserve to he beaten. Talk
of carrying the prohibition load on re
publican shoulders in foolish . Peoriit
TiiaitK is a promptitude mbotit the ad
ministration of justice among tlie shvhrc
Sioux which, when comDttreil with the
tardy proceedings common among their
white neighbors, might warrant an echo
of Bret ilarte's conundrum, "is civiliza
tton a failure and is the Caucasian played
out?" When Mr. Dirtyfoot bit his squaw
n the head with an ax in a camp near
Fort Pierre the other day. the Sioux lai
yers did not try to find out if any of the
juror had ever stolen horses, washed
tlieir faces, mixed water in their whisky
or otherwise i xhihited symptoms of be
ing troubled with fixed opinions, preju
dice or insanity. They just lei the crowd
;'ii k up the old brute, throw him on the
tire and throw him hm k as fait as he got
out. The case was disposed of so quick
ly that thtre was n t even time to tile an
objection or get a supersedeas
lilt It About Id - in
The Hi. Louis Rtpuh'.if of Sunday, con
tains an interesting review of the con
gressionul situation in Illinois. In re
gard to the Eleventh district it says
In the Eleventh, the Ft c.k Island (lis
trirt, Oest has a majority of over 3. (Mm
behind him. His renomination is regard
ed a certain, although he has disap
pointed a great many of his old support
era. Like every other man who repre
sents a river district, he is blamed for not
doing enough in the line of improving
the waterway There seem to be con
siderahle force to this objection in (Jest's
case. If he will consent to make the
race. Hen T. Cable, of Rock Island, can
have the democratic nomination for the
asking He i strong personally tnd by
association and wields a greater influence
than any other one man in the district
If Cable runs be will make tin- Eleventh
While the above somewhat exaggerates
the last re pub! i. tin majority in the di
trict. it i a correct exposition of the pol
itical situation. The sentiment in favor
of Mr. Cable being the democratic nom
inec seems to have taken deep root in all
parts of the district, the only query now
being, will he accept the nomination
This interrogation will probably remain
unanswered, however, until Mr. Cable's
return from Europe in June, unless he
chooses to sooner advise his friends a to
bis intentions. Hut if the Attois can
read aright the political horoscope, the
desire for Mr. Cable to assume tbe leader
ship will have become so intensified by
that time that his loyalty to tbe demo
cratic party will almost compel him to
obey its mandate.
THINKS OF SUING FOR LIBEL.
A Mortli Hukolu -eiiutur oioniltliig At
torneys lrkrni ai.il llnmlln.
NT. Tacl. Mm . Mun-h I- .Senator
Hpi-tirer who l 'i- ii.t.-. r. eiv . -ueii gTeat
public. i in bH oimec ilnns with th.. North
Dak. .t i loft -ry x'li me. urriv.-l here vester--47.
"1 am in St flaal on inv way -nutb to
rwport to my compan ,.n I tti - teitor to
a I) patch reporter, "nut I u in I muming
In thl-cift t" ln t i'..ii-illt w.Mi attorneys
lo recar.l to br. rising liin-l -u.t- ni; mi t The
Ifjini ''I I'l - 'III- ll'tocn ,,!,!. 1. . ,lc III jr
thoroughly Into th- matter an I we will de
tar Dim" Inter what nir, if anv, we will
bring against Hi p in-' There i. no doubt
but I. t Hi pi. 1 1 I 111 i 'ii - in liter, tint
you f I am n slrunj-T in triw citv. and all
tbiiiK- mm' I mil i I Ii for. In iugins;
I barg-ed III- W lie wild Lobbying.
"U'liat aatjaaa v u 1. 1 I bring! First. I
Won I ! 'l Hi.: oil" in l eimll ol my wify. The
Pi "ii .-r I . . 1 . ' 'ii'iit tlinl
my wife was lolibyin lor e- m-mure.
Which -lot 'tlient l Pa ills"
1 Woiil.l -i , Irtion in my own
aaa wn.l HrT in l li-il mSiv ..iii-
II it It I 1 1 1 ' nil lire.
lu speiikmg of (.'..nil'' Hiiuilin'. explui' in
Blainiiri k tiu saM ; " 1 BM was never any
thought of un.g violence on .Mr. Hamlin.
When be caui" bio k i' or..i ti m in- was
certainly hidd-'ii. for n . one knew he ivus in
Bisniarek but I ie ol In- friends Sonator
Mi.'Kenzie Is n great favorite in ltismarck,
ami wuen the crowd saw blood on his hand,
where ho was hurt by thu hummer of the
reVo.Vel , tl.eV .'I't-rilpte.l to -el.' ilnnillll
BI8MAKCK MAS KESHAN KL.
MsUoabt But That the Old I'haneel
lar anil the 1 mini I Imperoi Have
London. March 18 Reliable Berlin
dispatches have been received by tbe
bankers here, conflrming the report of
Prince Bismarck's resignation. It is not
known whether the emperor has accept
ed. Intense excitement prevails on the
Merlin Bourse. It in rumored that all of
the ministers have followed Bismarck
and tendered resignations.
Bait Fire lu I'euria.
Prohia. III., March 18. Hardee, Mills
& Co., the largest dry goods house in
Peoria, was burned out early this morn
lag. The loss will probably reach t2UU.
000 She, in evening toilette "I wasn't
coming here tonight, for I really hayeirt
anything to wear." He "And you seem
to have worn It."
"1 never sausage weather," groaned
the ground bog, crawling back into its
DASHED TO DEATH.
A Score of Firemen Crushed
NINE DEAD TAKEN FROM THE RUINS
Collap-e of Ho Roof of a Hurtling Rullrl-
Ing The Men I'lungei! Into m Itlaa of
i.i-li .. .t Timber anil KalliiiK Hricka
Vigorous but Perilous Work Recovering;
the In ml and Reaming tbe Injured
fifteen Peraona Hadly Hurl Two
Y omen ami m Chll.l Ireaiirn!ly r. ... .1
by (iaanllne Other Aeclilenls.
Indian APoi.w, Mnrcb Is. -Fire from a
furnace in the basement of the large book
publishing establishment of the Bowen-Mer-rill
company reached some iier Monday
afternoon au.l m an instant the flames were
carried by the elevator shaft to the fourth
story. The buildini;. a fine stone and iron
structure. Ir..ntiiii on Washington street,
was stored with honks and stationery of all
kinds Tin- largo stock w a- consumed and
the bail (Hog wrecked. This loss of more
than U0,O0d on building au.l stock was fol
lowed by the fulliDg in of the roof, which
earned down more than twenty persons, in
cluding tlio w ho wi re working on the vari
ous floors. Tbe tiro had Issen driven to a
corner l-dween the ceiling of the fourth
atory and the coruice.
A Fatal t'raah Oeeurs.
Parts nf tlie fire companies were on the
roof working their way down to the fire.
The roof seeimsi sound aud the wal s ub
stautial, but suddenly the walls yioided.
A man threw up his arms nn 1 sank into the
sei'llimj; ruins U'low. A not her man dropped,
and then the whole rear roof, with fifteen
men . ti it fell on to the top floor w here the
fire was rnuing. Four nion were on the
tipper tlmr under the r.sif These wer.
crushed kaSMaah the grinding timlars and
all the men Inn-led through the fulliug tl.sir
beneath, which gave way Ivneaththe Weight
of the mas-.
Twenty Men Hurled t'nder the In in ...
tine of the firemen on the top of the ad
joining building ran to the front of tbe build
ing no I shout. -I to those U'lou "For (od'a
aake, throw water into the upper windows.
Twenty men are burled there' ' Immmluitely
ambulance- wen- telephoned lot. The so -no
on the heap ..f debris immediately after the
collapse was pitiable and dreadful beyond all
power of deacriptien. Tbe iiuihe of men here
and there were seen writhing, while the
trunk- t" aIh.Ii they belonged were I .unci
from -ight. A ladder lay across three men,
and wo- HeigliisJ down l.y tons of bricks and
tunlier Another poor fellow, who was be
youiig si. pain, lay close beside his fellows, a
-h i-i- on I man -.led mass 'l'i:. i i I. let- l.iy
across the stomach of one man, who was
screamiiu with agony; another man with
a broken urm and twisted body lay next to
Willing Hands to the Rescue.
As fast us willing bands could hurl away
the brick- th weight was removed, but the
ladder was too firmly held to yield. The
man with a broken arm was .1 ragged free
and carried away l'nd.r him, mute hut
breathing, i.pp -a red the upturned face of a
poor fellow not seen before. The mortar
and dust were cleaned from his li-., but he
was turned an deeply that no imm?diate
help could come to bun. tin all sides black
ened mid bleeding faces, distorted with
agony or dreadful death, urged the crowd,
which had scaled the heap to assist them, to
redouble their effort-.
Iiiflli till Wink of Keeovery.
The debris had fallen so that it lay with
a vail. y--h ipe.l surlae , an I t hi- made tbo
available space for work very small. There
was no place to deposit the materials dug
from the l-ittoin of the valley, except to
throw them n-sin the -id ..: tti depression
from which they- continually rolled down
toward th cent t again All the work of
relief was thua curried on with great difli
culty. One by one the men nearest the sur
face were txtru'uted, but as the workers
went down farther they discovered n .w
victims and the horror steadily grew.
lireal Peril of the Rescuer.
The forward art of the building still
stood high and burning fiercely, and threat
ened ewrv momeut I., full down and bury
the brave re-scuers, but they gave no beed to
the peril I u either aide tin- wulls towered
and seemed ready to full, but there was no
time to thluk of them. As fast a- the men
at work became exhausted others stood
ready und auxious to till their plnce. so
there was not a moment of delay in the hi
bor of relief. Kvery momeut was filled with
an awful siispi-ns '. for ail were thinking of
tlie men who lay buried lieneath them.
Num.-- which men inquired after were
pusaed buriirdly from lip to lip. and p'-ople
is iit down to scan closely the blackened and
frantic friends of the victims.
I ..-sins who had friends among the tlre
ni"ii. or among citizuiu, who were supposed to
have lsen in or near the fatal walls, be
come frantic as time passed and they eoul.l
get no worn As the noun I d were car
ried out ol tbe ruins they were met with
embraces and tears of joy. but when tbe
still, broki ii form- were borne away, mo
tionless and limp, then it was when the full
sadness and horror of thu culamit v came
upon th" waiting crowd. At 11:11(1 p m.
tWfLty-tHoin. n had be n taken from the
ruin-, nine of w In in weie dead aud tlie rest
more or SM lujnred.
Si f Thfm lisnd antl fifteen Injured, '
One Fatally A Man Missing.
When the dead were laid out for identifi
cation It ww found that they uumlwred
nine, mid there was ono mnn, Walter Jones,
missing, supposed to be dieplv hurled in the
ruins The dead nre as follows: tieorge
(tn en (t.-or ;e Faulkner, Andrew Cherry.
Allien Huffman, I'lysses (Hazier. Kl. hai I
Lowry. i homos black, i.-i -, Mtormer mid
John llurkhoult, all tlremeu.
Names of the wounded are given below:
Anthony Voltx, pis inan. Lew Kafert and
Thomas Llarrett. firemen: A. U Meroer.
captain lire depnrtmenl : Humuel W. Xeal.
Tlioinua A. Black, Webb Itubiuson, William
Partis- unteri.iilly hurt, may die), Henry
Woodruff inadly hurt) and Ebenezer Leach
(eut and I. rinsed), all pip-ncn; Tom Talen-
tyre, foreman engine No. -. fatally crusneu ;
William Leong (slightly hurt), Charles
Jenkins (Imd'.y bruw i . William Heinsley
(badly hurt) and John llurkhart Iba-Jly hurt
about the hnd). all p:p men,
William Jonea' Terrible Position.
The pi. 'ii working on the debri- were star
tled shortly before midnight by a voice com
ing trom some feet below them, and the half
raised picks nam hold in position while ev
"i y on.' listened The voice 4oiM.ded again,
and, in answer to u shouted question, the
answer came fuiutly that tbe
speaker was Wilham Jones. The de
bris was removed and a hole about a
foot square was made down to the imprisoned
man. He was very weak and suffering great
pv.u I ut said that he did not believe bis in-
turios wore serious. Hs was held In an al
ii -t upright position by beams and parts of
lisirmg. and when th" pluster and dirt were
reinov. I from immediat ely around his face
lie talk '.I elieorf ully to those engaged In the
work of rescue.
sent Word to Ilia Wife.
A sandwich was given hini and later a
cup of water was let down through tlie
hole, a distance of nearl y ten feot. His first
request was that u nolo I sent to his wife
telling her that he was still alive. The men
worked heroically for his reecne, but H
could not lie accomplished in less than three
Thoma- Dfflast, sup. i intetident of tbe
Brush Klectric Light conipauy and William
Iong hud u miraculous e-rup.- They were
on the cot of the burning building cutting
the electric wires when the crash came By
quick Jumping IkiU. I in reaching
an adjoining roof aud escaped injury.
The Property Losses.
The Bo wen-Merrill company's loss is ll'il,
000; insurance, tTO.bw Loss on bu 'ding,
$30,(IWJ. H. P. Wasson, dry goods, suffered
a loss of f 10,000 by smoke aud water, and
Byram & Sullivan, dry goods, half that
amount. Several smaller stocks are hadly
THREE WOMEN BAC LY BURNED.
The ;.-..!.. ..- stove Works Its St-nti-Of ra-
km Bend, Ind. , Marc i i Mra Henry
Hann-r. her mother ami an adopted girl
were terribly burned y.-sl rday morning
Mrs. Hamer so Iwdly th it her recovery is
doubtful. While Mr-. Ha ner was filling a
gasoline stove the oil igniti d, and in an in
stant the curtains and -arpets were in
flames. Both women an I the child seized
tbe curtains, and the clot hing of all three
took fire. Apirently unn indful of herseif,
the old lady threw a shawl around the child,
whose hair was nearly a.l biirn.sl off, and
succeeded in extinguishing the flumes.
Mrs. II nn. i - Dread til Injuries.
Her own clothes were b: this time burn
ing furiously, but by rollin ; on the floor she
put out tbe fire, though not until her hands,
neck, face and arms had been burned in
many places to a crisp. Mrs. Hamer had
meantime been st ruggling to save herself,
but lsing heavily dressed was powerless.
Her mother finally cut off most of her cloth
ing, but not until the w innn had been
nearly roasbsl Her nose was burned al
most to a crisp. h.r n?ck s iffered severely,
und some of her nails dro ped off with the
Fatal llynainile F plosion.
Minveaihus, Minn., Mat -Ii Is A special
to The Tribune from Ortonvdle, Minn , says;
Bartley H. Kc.lv. John I) sou, and Juuu-a
Murphy wer ba ilv injured by a dynamite
explosion at ljuier's qaarr -, at II o'clock
yesterday t.cvu .n Kelly an I Olson are
pgoteMy fatally injur .1. Murphy will re
cover. No ileflsdsa cawsa yet known.
TwvOld Hetllers t ieinated.
ArsTtN. Minn., March 1H. The residence
of F. Augu-tus Carll, near Lan-ing, was
burned Sunday night. Yes erduy mo niug
neiglilsirs found M charrel Issli e, of Mr.
Cutil and In- wile among too smoldering
nous Mr. Corll was an eu ly settler aud
owned c.'ii-i.l. i'al.le pror y Nothing is
known alsjut the origin of tie Are.
Base ball at St Augu-tini Brooklyn 11,
Three building were destroyed Sunday
alght at Garner. la., causing a loss of $22,
(Kf '. ln-iir.in.-e, J,0UI.
Tlie will of the late Join T. Lester of ,
Chicago, -'now- that he was v.n th $700,000.
He leave- it alt to his relative.
James P. Joy, a lumber I l oker cf Chi-
i- h .- a- - in i I'hi luil. i tie- o place
at . .V i. and i, t- at o o
A gang of counterfeiters has been cap
tured at Wheeling. W. Va., iicluding their
outfit and $-,(Mi) in bogu- coil
Columbus. O., was left in total darkness
Monday night, Th i electr c lights were
turned off. owing to Inigation
Kx-A -sen i Iviuaii Iiamel W Talmadge, of
New York, has obtained a vet diet of $2.1,000
damage n;ain-' 1 Ii" New rk World for
Oscar Hill, of Clay county. Ala., died
Sunday of hydrophobia, ppsiuced bv the
bite of a negro, with whom le had a fight
several weeks ago.
Pharmacists in South Oak t i are inu ch
troubled over the prohibitory laws of that
state, and are StgBtag agrcsaine its to keep nu
lupiors af'er May 1.
The jury at A-hland. Wis , in the Hurley
b;ink robls't-y ca-.., in which C ashi-r Perrin
is .let cn. laut. has been out since Saturday
night and r a hed no verdict
The Anglo-American Investment eampany
ha- bought a tract of ground it Kansas, and
will estalilish thereon au agric iliurai train
ing seh.sil lai youn Kuk-lishmin.
At Oai' mill, Ala., Maj. E. D. Willett, a
prominent lawyer, lie I while in bU knees
leading in prayer in Sunday school. His
d. uth was caused by heart di-ei.se.
Mrs Katie (J:t, a teacher ii the public
schools at ( inciunati. comm tted suicide
Sunday nigln by shooting herself through
the head lie-pondency l at.ssl by ill-health
ili' vault ..I the Kane cou i:y Illinois)
court house has been opjned an. I all the pa
pers wire toun 1 intact alter tieir subms
sion to the fiery .r.l -al which cestroyed tbe
Henry Lataatt, of Bedford, la., has been
arreste.1 tor hbs murder in iVga -ounty that
state, of u m m who bad Usra in his em
ploy. I lie murder was com nitted four
SI uggu Sullivan is in luck. 1 he sentence
of y.-ur in tin-.-..unty J.u.ul Murion county.
Miss , has lieen unnulied bv the state supreme
court on the ground ol def'.ctive indictment.
A new trial is ordered
The IsHitners who went to the Cherokee
strip are sully leaving what the' hoped to
make their homes. Troops are on the ground
s. e.n that the retrograde mivemj.it is
1 . pun i rnfni-.si' mer of Pu ilic Works
Bernai'd K Mut t in and Tleputy sheriff Pa'
rick ntsgesmld, ol Haw York, w, re arrest, d
Moii.luv charged with receiving bribes, the
f ut umii while a esark m the -h -riff's offlce
un is Sheriff (Irailt
IWl p.- iiluiily Am-ricau ustitutiou.
Ivii.-h luw, had u ls.'autilul illuitratiou in
Mis-, un Sunday. The men huniing for the
man who outraged .Mis.- Atki i-ou, near
(ireenwood, M..., lust week, i uptured a
tramp, aud. as hi would not confess, they
strung him up to a tree to force a -oufession,
keeping him hangiu until be v as nearly
J ml I pon being let down and i-vived, he
kaslstad tiial he nud uotinni; to ot iifess, and
his cup it - I sik him t.. Miss Atk us. u. wLo
ptoiii tl. dec ared that he was no the man
THE MISSJSSIPPI RIVEH.
Ureut Instruction by the Rah-tg-h Cre
vasse No Other Damage Reported.
VhUMMM, Mi.-s , March IS. The river
has fal .en four inches in fort v-ei' lit hours.
It ha- fallen for tweuty miles abov j and fifty
miles Is'low the Ituleur. crevasse, vlnch was
l,iS) le.1 wide ve-i. r.luy inori inir, and
is growing wider. The fairest p trtion of
north l.oir.Munu will laj submerge! Stock
i- l'ing removed by- rail and stean boat, and
Will i in os i-, -uvi-.i. 1 he damagt toother
pi lerT-. will be very heavy. Rumors of
ci e us-es ut Bolivar 1 binding and Millikens
are authoritatively denied. The Rihngh
breik relieves the levees lor th" t' ne beinz.
The t ii-ri- is Mali at a stundst II every
where, and no further dan ag Is ,-p. rt (I.
A Helrnyed Qlrl Mulcldea.
Harrishi ro Pa. iUrr-if K- Cyoung
T(;i -I riathed Lliiuiu ( oble ci inmitto I suicide
ut SUs'lton yesterday. She was mtlancholy
un ai-count of ber betrayal by a mai, whose
name, she gives in a pathetic lettei to her
St. Patrick's Day.
Cub An.., Murch Is St Patnsk's Day
wss very generally obser.ed all over the
country Tlure were parades at N. w York
and Brooklyn, but in most places tbe cele
brations took place indoors as was the case
here. There were banquets, ett , with
speeches and toast to tbe "Uuld So. . ' The
feature in this city was the purf orx utnee of
"Camille" at McYicker's theatre b? Clara
Morris. Miss Morris was creates ( "Lady
o f Bt. Patrick" last year after aperft rmance
in Bt. Louis in aid of the Irish defen' e fund.
Her opening here was consequently the oc
casion of a crowded bouse and a grt at deal
of enthusiasm. After the performat ce Miss
Morris informally received tbe leadei sof the
Irish societies, among them severul of tho
most prominent Irishmen in the wes .
M ii i iler, . I by Thieving Irani is.
FOKT Wavsk, Iud., March IS. A. J.
Henry, proprietor of a general stope, and
agent and niwrator lor the Ni-kel Pli.te rail
road at Hartsburg, O. , was shot aud in
stantlv killed last night by three ut known
tramps. They entered the store ev dently
with the pui'poee of rubbery, but tin shoot
ing alarmed the neighbors, aud tbe .ramps
fled without taking anything. Aran 1 men
ate seai clung tbe country, but notiace of
the murderers has yet been found.
Naiuea (iuv. Campbell for Presid int.
Pittsbtro. March IS Governor Camp
belt, of Ohio, was tendered an enthuiiastic
reception last night by tbe Randall cl lb. In
the address of welcome John R. Lurj e, one
of the prominent Democrats of tb. city,
said "We are glad to welcome yot now;
but will be happterj to greet you as president-elect
AIMED AT A TRUST.
Heavy Reduction of the Duty
THE TARIFF GUT FIFTY PEH CENT
Republican Members of the Ways and
Means Committee Agree on a Schedule
That Is More Than Twice aa Low aa the
Mills Kill No Bounty for Home (.row
ers nakri's Railway RegulatinK Pro
position -The llay'i Work in t'ougresa
Capital City Notes.
Washington- City, March is The Re
publican members of the ways and means
committee agreed yesterday to put raw
mgars from lo Dutch standard down on the
schedule at 18 per cent, ad valorem, and re
fined sugar above l'i Dutch standard at 40
per cent. This is equivalent to 50 per cent,
reduction on many grades, aud more than
Vl per cent, on other grades. The reduction
will average a cut of N per cent, on the
present rates, and will reduce the revenue
from (J0u,0il0 to f'-S.OuO.OOO. There is no
bounty provision. This cut is more than
two and a half times greater than that pro
posed by the Mills bill. The duty itfto be col
lected upon the value and not upon specific
rates as heretofore. It will be observed that
Dnly ." per cent additional duty is given the
resteers; and tin- with the redu.-ttou on the
low grade of sugar up to and iticlu ling No.
Hi Dutch standard, the two la-t grades be
ing uiercli ininble sugar ami tit for domestic
uses, will, it is hoped, take awiy from the
refiners the power to raise the price of sugur
to the consumer at will.
A Concession to the West.
This heavy reduction is regarded by the
Republican memliers as a nn-'. generous
cession to the western seutimeut among
Republicans. It is lower than tbe senate
rate Snd by the MU which pmai that body
last congress, mid is free from that which
was so objectionable m the -eii.it j bill a
bounty clause. The senate bill made a re
duction of 50 per cent, and gave a bounty of
1 cent per pound. The action of the Kcpub- j
lienn members of the committer makes a cut
of even more than 5(1 per cent, and elimi
nates from its provisions tbe experiment of
paying a bonus to one class of preducers di
rectly from the public treasury. The agree
ment reached by the sub-couimittue will be
repot-to 1 to the full committee to-day.
BUSY DAY IN CONGRESS.
Hills in Itehall of the War Vetcrana A
Number of Measures Passed.
Washington City, March Is. E varts in
troduced ni the senate yesterday a bill pro
viding that "tenuis shall have preference
in all i. ranches of the government employ
ment, neither age nor physical impairment
being allowed to disqualify them if o tier
wise capable. Plumb introduced a bill to
pr. vent desertion from the army. It pro
vides for tl.e retention of $4 a month of the
soldier's pay for the first year, nu which the
government shall pay interest, but which
shall Ik forfeited in case of deser
tion Petitions against the rat ideation
of the Russian extradition treaty were re
ceived and referred to the executive sessiou
after a long debate. Call's resolution to have
certain Florida appointments considered in
open session was suppressed. Presiding Officer
lngulls declaring Call out of order and re
1 using to entertain an appeal. The senate
then went into executive session until '.'10
p. m.. when the doors reopened Voorhees
offered a le-oluttoii reciting the depression
ill farming interests, and declaring that con
gress should a.iopt some relief measure, and
gave notice thai he woul I speak on the
subject Wednesday. Daniels advocated
aud Morgan opposed the educational bill
mendnieuls to the urgent deficiency bUi
re agreed to, and the senate adjourned.
Bills Were luiroJuced in the house; To
give prelereuce ill government employment
to veterans; to consolidate third and fourth
class mail matter into one class at 1 cent
per ounce, to provide for government con
trol of congressional elections. It gives the
districting of states to congress aud then
follow- pra.'ti. ully the hues ot the Lodge
bill, i A joint resolution was passed asking
the war office to preeuut estimates of tbe
cost ot tunneling Detroit river; tbe bill
authorizing the census commissioner to take
a descriptive census of the Chinese in this
country, joint resolution inviting Hawaii to
send representatives to the Puu-America u
congress, bill to transfer the revenue marine
from the treasury to the navy department,
and bill to creute the offices of assistant gen
eral superintendent aud chiel clerk of the
railway mail service were all agreed to
REGULATING THE RAILWAYS.
Proposed Amendment t the Inter-State
W' AMiiNf ton CITY, Match IS. baker of
New York introduced in the house yesterday
a bill to amend the iut tr-state n-n.-rce
law. One section provides that nothing in
the act shall prevent tbe frea carriage of
members of families of railroad employes.
The allowance or receipt of cot u missions for
the sale of passenger tickets, or for influenc
ing or procumug pasaeuger transportation,
immigrant or otherwise, is prohibited.
It is provided that transportation
tickets not used must be redeemed at
the request of the purchaser, the company
being allowed a small discount. The sale of
any ticket which has been partially used
shall ! deemed a violation of the law, and
the violator may be subject to punishment.
Companies are allowed, however, to make ar
rangements among themselves for tbe trans
portation of immigrants. The inter-state
commero' commission is directed to deter
mine what rate of compensation, if any,
may la.- allowed or wid by any common car
rier for the use o? any car owned by any
other i orporation or firm.
Will Ite an Opening for 0iuebody.
Washington City. March 18. The an
nouncement i- made ihut Jutnes R. Young,
who has been executive clerk of the senate
for a number of years, will I'MfafaaTIasJ'
tion in thejvsAf iGtATre to accept the office of
bL'sniTeut ol th" Commonwealth hauk, at
Philadelphia. Mr. Young said to a reporter
of the I.' nited Preas that he had not deter
mined to resign, but that he w ould come to
a determination in a few days. He Is one of
the most trusted officers of tne senate, and
could hold on indefinitely.
The Wlndotm Silver Bill.
Washington Crrr, March IS The house
committee on coinage, weights, and meas
ures yesterday struck out of the Wlndom
silver bill the section giving the secretary of
the treasury power to suspend the purchase
of bullion, and an amen linen: was adopted
providing for free coinage when th" value of
silver shall reach (1 for 371 grains
The I I. nm Pacific Debt.
Washington City, March IS President
Adams, of the Union Pacific railway, was
before the house committee yesterday to
spitik on the Frye bill. He objected to the
bill, because, he said, it made too much
difference in the terms offered tbe Union
and Central Pacific roads. To cha rge the
Union Pacific 3 per cent, and tbe Central 1
per cent, interest, aud to give the latter
seventy -fire years and the former fifty years
to pay was u mistake so far us the former
was concerned. He said that the Union
Pacific could pay the government S1.50u,UOO
per year, which w ould provide a sinking
fund and pay 2V per cent, on its debt,
Anything more onerous would be more than
the company could stand. hkH
The Wood Hall. t Hoy Forgery.
Washington City, March 18. Tbe
Wood ballot-box matter was again taken up
Saturday and Monday by the special boose
committee investigating tbe same. The
feature of tbe two days was the appearance
of Col. A. C Sands, of Cincinnati, who di
rectly contradicted the testimony of Gover
nor Foraker's private secretary, Krrrte.
given In these dispatches some weeks ago.
After bauds bad concluded Kurtz again
took tbe stand and reiterated his statements.
Sands, among other things, said be warned
Governor Foraker to be careful how he
RESIGNED IN RAGE,
Bismarck Breaks with the Kai
ser of Germany.
REPORT OF A WR ATHFUL RUPTURE.
Two Kuinoi-ed KsaSQWS for the Difrlciilly
Young Bismarck Fnllowa tbe Old
Statesman AH Telegrams About the
Matter Subjected to (euaorahip The
Fatherland Kxcited The (.nut Strike
in Knglau,! and the Onllook (utile
Berlin, March IS It is stated on w hat is
regarded as reliable authority that both
Prince Bismarck and his son. Count Bis
marck, have resigned, and that Emperor
William has accepted tbe resignation of the
chancellor and will probably allow the count
to retire. Various rumors are all at con
cerning the affair, w hich has caused intense
excitement in Berths and will doubtless have
a depressing crt'ict on the boerse.
ltismarck Waxes Angry.
One version of the rupture is that the
chancellor and the emperor quarrel. si con
cerning the labor conference, uhf! chancellor
advising cones-ions to the pop which tbe
emperor would not grant, and that Prince
Bismarck left the iuticrial palace in a vio
lent passion und immediately sent his resig
nation by a iiie-s'tier, w ho also bor.. a simi
lar document signed l.y Count Herbert Bis
marck, the latter stating that the retire
ment of his father mad" it impossible for
him to remain in oflie v
Another story ol the Cause.
All .titer story is afloat to the effect that
the resignations were due to the emperor's
opposition to Prince Bismarck - attitude to
ward the Socialists. The rumors have been
received with a-toni-limeiit in ln Ion,
Paris, BSSd Vienna, mid telegrams from
those capitals a-king tor information have
been received at tbe various emliassios.
Neither Prince Bismarck nor the count left
his residence lust evening, and both denied
admittance to all visitors
A .1 -patch from Vi nn i says the Emperor
Franci- Joseph i- profoundly BWwad by the
annouiicem nt of Prince oismarck's retire
ment and I e(lM - to credit it until officially
The ws nl London.
L.iNDON, March IS The Daily News cor
respondent at Berlin telegraphs that all tele
grams in regard to run. ,' Bismarck's resig
nation, beyond the fact that there are rumors
that he has resigned, are prohibited by the
official censors, vho have placed all dis
patches under rigid sci-iitiny
The Tim s, ooSDJBMSttiag on the report that
Prince Bfaaaarck baa rwigaaas says that
something must have occurred in connection
witn the I..I...1 eonferaaos kokara caused
tin- aanpadad acti m.
THE STRIKES IN ENGLAND.
I'robsbillly Thai the Men Will lie! What
Lo:;d..n. March 18 The concession
granted to their employes by the smaller
mine owners have had the effect to greatly
weaken the position of those remaining out,
by reducing the aggregate number of strik
ers and consequent ly detracting from the
enormous importance of the movement.
Nevertheless, the estimate made by tbe
employers themselves show tint upwards of
ISo.ou' men constitute the fighting force con
fronting them and tbe lact that this foraali
able body is well suppliei with fund-and
determined and able leaders i also taken
into consideration a.- evidence that th.-strug-gle
must end in a compromise or victory for
the men after a bitter fi -;ht and perhaps
An Internal ional Strike Threatened.
One hundred and twenty of the 4im miners
employed in the Kaisers! uhl imu-at liort
niund. Germany, held a meeting Sunday and
appointed Herr Schroeder a delegate to the
international miners' conference at Brussels.
Herr Schroe I.t made an ad Ir --- to the min
ers, in w hich lie declare. I that if ni.it t rscooM
not be.arraii.rpd peacefully Ifcomliwri would
seek to establish a universal brotherhood
and inaugurate an inl, i natioiu I strike
GREAT SENSATION AT BERLIN.
Malt bn-i;in I'rariiees llring scandal oi
London. M irc'.i IS A tremendous sensa
tion has beea created iu Berlin l.y the sen
tence ol a professional midwife t.. we Bay ear
imprisonment and theimposilion of sentences
of various degrees of sseveritv up .p several
ladies of high families, whe were proven to
have eiupiove.1 h -r to hi 1 them in thwarting
nature by Multhtisian practices When the
woman wo.-arrested eosne tune a". 'strong
efforts were made m liehail of her patrons lo
preventhereasefro.il .-Oflar&g t trial but
they were unavailing, rhiatj tiecuuse ,. the
indignant protests of agitator- against dis
crimination in administration ol the law- iu
favor of the rich.
I'ortneal All Tore l'p Again.
IusnoN, March Is - The action of Acting
British Con-ul Buchanan in hoisting and
saluting the British flag lu the Shire district
has created great ex -itenient here The
government is in receipt ol a lvi v- from
Mozambique staling that Buchanan had
with hitn a large forctof native-, wwilaraaai
and officered by Europeans. The govern
ment has loinially protested to England
again-t Buchanan's act. The British lega
tion here is strongly guarded to prevent an
attack Bpoa it by the excited populace. The
cabinet i- in session.
The I rem h Calnurt Too Stroll);.
1. 1. ii..v, March Ml The general opmiou
at the .'at mental capitals is that th.' new
Fr. ti-at ministry is a strong one. lnde -d,
its strengt h is regarded as its only ulijei thai
able feature, menacing as it doj- its har
mony sn.l unanimity of policy. Including
DeFreycinet himself the cabinet comprises
four ex -premiers, and the prediction is free
ly made that they will not be content to
pull together lor any consi 1 i able length of
Ho. t.ois striker- I i -ei pool.
UvnroOL, March I- -The striking duci'
lal.or.x - have be,-,, ne ri itooa Thirty
thousand of them marched through the
streets in procession yesterday, and assume. 1
an attitude so threatening that the mag
istracy were impelled to invoke the aid of
the military, which has been called out.
That Accident at Fencing.
Paris, March 18 Mr Meredith Head,
son oi li.-n Meredith K a 1 formerly United
States minister to Ore SOS, who was ivouud
ed iu the throat while fa&eing on Friday
last, is -pronounced by hi- physicians to Is?
entirely out of danger.
Mayor rainier, ol Sioux City. Ia., in bis
inaugural address Monday night, said there
was more thau loo places in that city w here
liquor was illegally sold. He is pledged to
The Iowa Statesmen.
Des Moines. March IS Very little was
done in the house yesterday except to ad
vance bills on the calendar. The committee
reported favorably on bills to prohibit the
sale of tobacco to minors and to pro
vide for the gnurdiunship ot habitual
drunkards. In Mie seuulo the bill
prohibiting the sale of tobacco
to miuors was called up on adverse report of
tbe committee, when (Senator Clyde moved
a recommitment to the committee on intem
perance, w Inch prevailed. Tho bill provid
ing that the per diem of trial jurors shall be
tend as part of the costs was laid on tho
table and the calendar then cleared of bills
F.ight Widowa Hue m Coal Company,
WtLKESBARRE, Pa., March 18. The wid
ows of tbe eight men killei by the explosion
of gas in the Nottingham mine, about six
weeks ago, have brought suit against the
Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal company for
damages aggregating $100,000, on the ground
that the disaster was due to criminal negli
gence on t h j part of the company in not pro
viding proper ventilation.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
AJT POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
CABSE 3c CO:S
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button Shoe called tbe
Its tbe best Shoe for
Cowardly Murder of a Boy.
Santa Fe. N M., March 18. Three
masked men attempted to hold up Tenne
la inn's store, near tbe San Pedro copper
mine. Joseph Oibbets, a young boy in the
store, shoutd for hlp and was shot six
times. He will die. The assaius, who be
long to the worst gang of desperadoes in the
territory, fled and have not been captured
Kesiued th-. Secretary.
W ashington City, March Is Secretary
Tracy and party, who were stranded at
Ixiwer Cedar oa loard the Pijpatcu Satur
day night, was raacSaad bv the United
States tug Tritoti, early yesterday morning,
and brought up the Potomac until they met
the fish commission st.amer Kisli Hawk,
near Alexandria. The Fish Hawk then took
the secretary and friends on board and pro
ceeded to Norfolk.
Chicaho. Marat) 17.
Ju.tatinn on lb? board of trade to-day
vyrre as follows: Wheat No. March, opened
and closet 11 ; May, opened "t?c. closed
s''i ; .'uly. opened TTSe. rinsed Slfe. Corn
No. i March, opened 4 , rlosed 2ssr:
May, opened , closed MMe; July. opend
iFijC. closed W4& Oats - No. I March, opened
and tlostsl Sic; May. opened iVv. rlo-ed
-18c; July, "j". he I Be, dosed x'llyj . Pork
March, opened $10 4". closed INJOt May,
opened ani cliwed MU4i July, opened
HUMfc dosea fclli.42'-(,. Lard M.ir h. opened
Live stoc v--The following were the quota
tions al the I'nion stock yards: Hoir Market
opened nod rate!) active but easy, with
prices is- lower; Ugfat grades. J4 15 4.36,
iwagh packing. (4S .4. Ii; mixed lots, $4.15
. heay pa: lag and shipping lot', 4.2U
,4.8i. Cattle Market weak: beeves, $ '.403
5.0th bulk. $3.75 4.3 : stockcrs and feeders.
MBQMB;wa and m led. tLWAjJtj corn
fed Teuina. $3.0ii J.J.70. Sheep - Market Arm;
inutto 18. $4.0ur (W; corn-fed westerns. $i.uu
jr5.6.: lumbs, ;5.cX3.6."sj
Produce: Butter-Fancy Elgin. MlffJBfc
tine creameries, 2 tfttli ; dairir'S, finest, (rasa,
ISitfaic: packing stock, 4 5.'. Eggs Strictly
tresh. i:tc per doz. Dressed poultry Chickens,
oe 10c per lb: turkeys, IU.j 11c ier lb: ducks,
i-i l2sjr. eeee. !a.loc per lb I'otatoes -Peer
ess, MaSS per bu; Beauty of Hebron, 3se,
Ik.t but Burbak, 4uailL per bu. Illinois
eel potatoes, gool to fancy, J l.'.ral.:5. Au
pit (iood t.i taucy. $8. nr.: . per bbl. Crau
bSTjSSZ Wsaoaaa bell anl cherries fcs.uOd
W.UU per atK - -
New YoB K. March 17 "
Wheat No. 2 r. d March. tli"; do Ap:il.
HTic: do May. 87,c: do June. Con.
o. 2 mined, 37-(t)C cash: do March, 4s';
do April, 87c; do May, 37e. Uats-Quiet;
S'o. 2 mixed. 27c cash; do May. 27c. Rye
Nominal. Barley-Nominal. Pork -Dull
but strong: mess, SH.t0u.12 0 for new. L nd
-Clos d steady: May, $0.4.3; June, CS.40.
Lira stock: Cattle -Active and firm fa a.l
icrades and 5.'u,b higher; steers, i 0111 in u to
prime, $j.(ia...(ki p Hit Btr rhnsrt sad extra,
S W i5ail: bulle ami cows. $1.7tlfe3-J0. Sbccp
Active, firm, and 10c higher fcwaheep; jrtmr
lis ra, USjMB higher,: sheep, t-".. 1.5.. mi year-'U-.
$.35(7.75. Hogs Steady: Hire hogs
j( Kijt.UO V gj It's.
A man always enjoys seeing some
other man's wife smoke a cigarette.
This powder never varies. A marvel of parity
strength and waoeeomness. More economics
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition wlta the multitude of low test, short
weight alnm or prphospoate powders . Soldonl
in cant. Rotal BakiXs Powdbu Co., 106 Wall
St, N. T.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
the money in the city.
1622 SIECOIlNnD AVEaNTTJE,
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, 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, Etc.
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of tbe long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This Is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a good seller Be
sure and examine this stove aud learn its good points for after seeing it vou will
buy no other. '
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS Tbii has been
so popular that it is being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don t be deceived-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwith. I am the ao'e
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods, Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
-J". W. tTOILSriES-
Healer in New and
Second Hand Goods
Tbe hlgtae- price paid for goods of any k.n I.
J". IM!. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MANUFACTURER OF CBAXKERS AMD BISCUITS
Ask yoor Grocer for them. They are best.
0T Specialties; The Christy "OYSTER and the Christy "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
A J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 1S7 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
Avenue, Dealer iu-
Will irade, sell or buy anything.
N0.4I612 Secord Avenue