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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1890.
TOE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Tuesday, April 8. 1890.
The Chicago Time of a recent issue
printed a dispatch from Carthage, Han
cock county, supposing to reflect the
political sentiment in the lower end of
the district. It said:
It may be a trifle early to forecast pos
sioiiitea in this, the Eleventh congress
ional district. It is probable that the re
publicans will nominate Judge Gest for
congress. Mr. Gest bas not made such
satisfactory use of himself as a cotiRresj-
tnan as was possibly expected of him,
The old soldiers were confident that he
would place them in command of the
postofflces. This Gest failed to do, ex
cept in isolated cases, llis mam aps
pointments in this regard have been ac
tive young republicans whose capacity
ana desire for attending state and na
t ion at meetings of republican clubs is
unlimited. Now the old soldiers do not
like this at all. Even old democratic Bill
Neece, of Macomb, did more for the sold
ier bojs in six months of office than Gest
has accomplished in two years
or more. But Judge Gest -will
receive the nomination. It is not
now thought that Senator O. F. Berry.of
this city, representing the Twenty-fourth
district, will be a candidate. Berry has
host of democratic friends in Hancock
county who are praying that if the blight
ot another republican congressman is to
full upon the Eleventh district it will be
Berry. This makes the Marsh faction of
the republican party grind their teeth.
They hate Berry liezause he helped elect
Kill lieece in 1853; they hate him be
cause he is in the state senate in spite of
them, and they hate him because be
could easily secure the republican con
gressional nomination if he wanted to run
this vear. The Marsh-McCloughry fight
or 1882 was a bitter one. It has never
been fully Fettled, even though the fac
tions have agreed upon some outside man
ror congress. Animosities were engen
dered in that campaign that will never be
The democrats of Hancock county
the county most looked to of all in the
Eleventh district are solid for Gen. John
M. Palmer for United Stats senator,
Orrrver Cleveland for president, and Bill
Neece, of Macomb, for congress, if he'll
run. Deles P. Phelps, of Monmouth, has
many warm admirers who would like to
we him make another race for congress
Ben T. Cable, of Rock Island, has been
mentioned. 1. J. Scoflelil. a prominent
young attorney ot Carthage, who so ably
stumped the district as stateelector, would
stand a good show of nomination. How
ever, the popular democratic idea is
that Neece is the Most s.
The Keithsburz Xittr adds that '"of
all the probable candidates named, Mr
Ben T. Cable, of Rock Island, would
perhaps make the best race, and would'
if elected, represent the district in an able
manner. Mr. Cable is an energetic,
young worker, honest and popular
throughout the district, and would be
credit to the old Eleventh. But time
will demonstrate who will be the
A Body of
Armrd Mm Cat
trRMNViLLE, Mis-i., April S.Capt Cham
bers, of the Unitl States mail steamer
Chicot, has arrive 1 hero. H suy s that be
saw Capt. Toi:in;,'pr, United Status engineer
cofnman.ttng the fl-.-et iu the vicinity of Ar
kansas City, an.) that Caj.t. Toliingnr in
formed him that about 0 o'clock Saturday
afternoon a band of aliout twenty-five men,
armed with Winchester nil., came to the
Opossum Fork levee and made the guards
leave their ooHts. threatening to shoot down
the first one who lisoU.yJ their orders
They cut the levee tit that point, and the
gap was aliout lifty fot wide at H o'clock
Obji-ot of the Outrun,..
The levee is naid to lie on 12 ot the largest
on the Arkansas sido, situated on the Bogy
bayou and wan built and maintained by the
government. The parties who did the cut
ting are unknown, but it is sii)osed they
came from the Ited Fork country on the
Arksansas river, and their nt.v-c t in cutting
the levee was to relieve their section of the
country. The water running through this
new crevass will overflow the . .i tu.ns of
Chicot and Deska counties which haw so far
escaped. The flood will run
Bceuf, and eventally find i:s
Tens is basin.
wav to the
Ciot the niM ot the I .-,. ( utters.
Arkansas Cm, Ark , April s The
river has been on a stand nt -17 t feet for
thirty-six hours, w tint noilum-i lialeen
done here by the cueing of tli ! v.- at lied
Fork. An cyt-w iin.-ss of the , (, ij,,, has
made affidavit before the Unite .Ntaiescom
minsiouer, giving the names cf lifieeu whites
and eight negro-s conc-nie-l 111 the crime.
The men w ill be prosecuted criminally be
fore the levee Is .aid on I civilly by plant
ers and others who have snff.-r.sl losses on
account of the crevasse.
Morse's livery stable, Chicago, was burned
Monday, involving a money ms of t,500.
- Thirteen horses were burued to death.
Six ocean steamers landed a tMal of 3,123
immigrant at Castle Garden Monday, and
the Oermaa steamer Weser lnii le.1 74 at
At the annual meeting of the stockholders
of the (lucago and Alton railroad Monday
me out board ot directors was re-elected. A.
U. Bart let t was selected to serve out the un
expired t rm of John Crerar, deceased.
ine rirst national bank of Pierce, at
Fierce, Neb., bat. been authorized to do bus
iness with a capital of $:0,000.
Pretty Good Thins fr the Heirs.
Lincoln, Neb., April 8. A dispatch from
Washington City says that the United States
supreme court has decided the noted l)aw-
aon will case tn lavor of the widow and
heirs. Over $:J,0iiu,0ijo worth of the most
valuable property in the city was involved
in this case, which has been before the courts
for years, and four times to the supreme
court of the United States.
It all war President Dead.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 8. Col. Winslow
Jadson, president of the St. Joseph, St,
Louis and rkinta Fe Railroad company, died
at his residence in this city yesterday after
noon of paralysis. He was a son of the lata
Gen. R. Y . Judson, of New York.
Coming to fct-e A boot Helirlng Sea.
OTTAWA, Out., April 8. The minister of
marine ami fisheries, Hon. C. H. Tupper,
has left here for Washington. Hu was ac
companied by Mr. C. C. Chipmun, his pri
vate secretary. Minister Tupper will assist
Bir Julian Fauuoefote, tha British minister
" w niton States, in the negotiations in
K a nmtlHr which are this week
iouiuou ul iue leuerai capital.
The Chicago Carpenters' Ktrlka.
CHirauo, April 8. Fully 6,000 carpenters
packed the ir tools and went out on strike
yesmraay morning, tn pursuance of the or
der Issued Saturday night by tha executive
committee of the united council. So far as
carpenter labor is concerned, all the build
ing in the city is practically at a standstill.
The bosses are waiting for their meeting
which will be held Thursday.
Xfobody knows just what to do with
-recK-0 uaa uoj.' lie Is so lawless and
mischievous. Some have thought be
abnuld have been sent to sea. We don't
know about that, but if he's subject to
colds, we'd recommend Dr. Bull's Cough
VOTED INAND OUT.
Work of the Ballots in Several
of the States.
THE CITIZENS EXPRESS THEIR WILL
Beturns from City and Township Elec
tion In Michigan, Indiana, Illinois,
Ohio, Iowa, Kansas and Elsewhere
Indianapolis and Cincinnati Carried by
the Democracy The license Question
I p per mot In gome Illinois Towns
Gains aad Losses of the Parties.
Chicago, Apnl 8. City and township
elections were held in several states yester
day. Below are given the results so far as
they may be of general interest.
Kalamazoo, April 8. The Republican
candidate for mayor, W. E. Hill, had .S74
plurality over Fred Hot op, (Dero.); Rose-
man, (Rep), for treasurer, 78 over Hays,
(Dem.); and Harris, (Rep ), for justice, S2
over Vine, (Dem.) The Rppublicans elect
three out of four constables, four out of five
supervisors, and the Democrats elect three
out of five aldermen.
IsHTEMiMi, April 8. John W. Stone, of
Houghton, for circuit judge, had no opposi
tion yesterday. The election was not on
party lines, except that the Prohibitionists
ran a straight ticket without electing a can
didate. Coldwater, April 8. The entire Repub
lican city ticket, with possibly the ext eption
sf marshal, was elected; also i he Republican
ward tickets, except one alderman and one
member of the board of education.
bay liTY, April a. Ine election gave a
Democratic gain of two alderman, making
the council stand eleven Democrats, eight
Republicans nn, three Union Labor. In
West Bay City the Democrats elected the
mayor, recorder, justice of the eav ami
five out of six aldermen, givinz a Demo
cratic majority of two in the council.
DowagiaC, April 8. The city of Dows.gi.ic
elects the entire Republican ticket, except
recorder. The townships of Silver Creek,
Wayne, and Pokagon elect Democratic su
pervisors. Flint, April 8. The vote re tilted in the
election of W. A. Patterson (Rep.) for mayor,
and Frank E. Willett (Rep.) for treasurer
Decatur, April 8. The Democrats carried
this towaship for the first time, electing a
full ticket with the exception of supervisor
Muskegon, April n. The Democrats
elected Martin Woolkes ma or by 150 ma
jority; also two justices and four or tbeeisht
aldermen. The council will be a tie. The
Republicans elected the city treasurer and
Socth Haven, April 8. The first town
ship election since the adoption of county
prohibition occurred yesterday. Two tick
ets were in the field. Republican ami Prohi
bition, the former of which was elected by a
majority of about 132, except commissioner
Lansing, April 8. The Democrats elect
the ent ire city ticket by pluralities ranging
from to 400, and also all but one of the
aldermen. Returns from the townships
show larce Democratic gains.
Grand Rapids, April 8 The Democrats
have made a clean sweep of the city ticket,
electing their seven candidates by majori
ties ranging from KM to over 2,0u). .Thev
also elect V out of 13 councilman. Returns
so far as received show Democratic gains
all over tha western part of the state, the
Patrons of Industry having cut down the
Republican vote mat rially in many of the
Ann Arbor, April 8 The Democrats
won a sweeping victory in the election bere,
(.apt C H. Manly is elected mavor and
r red A. Howlett for president of the conn
ciL The Democrats elect four out of six su
pervisors and aldermen in the First, Sec
ond, and Fourth wards.
Mles, April 8. O. W. Coolidsre (Rp.).
was elected mayor over Oliver Horn; Wirt
Stevens (Dem ), treasurer. Three Repub
lican and two Democratic aldermen are
elected. Xiles township elected everv Dem
ocrat on the ticket
Frankfort, April 8. The People's Pro
gressive ticket won over the Republicans bv
a Dig majority. The fight was over the is
suing of public improvement bonds, voted
last winter. They will lie issued.
Traverse City. April 8. Traverse elected
a Democratic supervisor by M majority, for
the first time in its history. The rest of the
ticket is Republican by greatly reduced ma
jorities. A large vote was polled.
IN SOME OTHER STATES.
Scattering Klertinns In Indiana, Illinois,
Kansas and Elsewhere.
InTiianapolih, April 8. In township elec
tion heid here yesterday the Democrats
elected their entire ticket The Vote was
Evans vtllk, Ind., April 8. In the mu
nicipal election here yesterday the Demo
crats carried every ward in the city for
conncilmcn and city officials. The township
election returns indicate the election of the
entire Democratic ticket.
CollKbus, O., April 8. W. T. Davis
(Rep.) was elected trustee in Columbu,
township over S. J. Barrett (Dem.) by :
majority. At tbe last election the Demo
crats carried this township by Sio majority.
The Republicans have a majority of the
fourteen township trustees in this county.
At the last general election this countv ment
350 Domecratic. The Prohibition vole cut
no figure in the election.
Logansport, Ind., April 8 Little inter
est was shown in yesterday's township elec
tion here. The entire Democratic ticket
with the exception of one officer was elected
by reduced majorities. Reisirts from the
country show a Republican gain of three
trustees out of twelve.
Clinton, Anril 8. Clinton townsbin
elects the entire Democratic ticket Reason
H, Hwinehart is elected township trustee,
the first Democratic trustee Binee 1H.V.. The
same township gave a Republican plurality
of 100 iu Ihss. The Democratic majority
Kokomo, April 8. Returns indicate that
the trustees elected in Howard county will
stand: republicans, 10; Democrats, 1,
gain of 3 for the Republicans.
Lebanon, April 7. The Republicans elect
their whole ticket in this (Center) township
Dy ISO majority, ileturns from Kagle town
ship give the R -publicans Vi majority, and
in Washington township the Republicans
have 30 majority. The Democrats carry
ferry township by 54.
Washington. April 8. Russell. fR-D.)
defeated Mulligan, (Dem.). by 113 major it v
In this (Washington) township, a heavy R-
puuucan gain, hemi-onlcial reiorts from
out townships give the Republicans a ma
jority of the trustees.
Cincinnati, April a The city election
yesterday was very quiet An unusually
ngui vote waB cast anu while there was a
great deal of individual enthusiasm there
was not much political feeling. The Demo
cratic ticker "as elected with the exce ption
at Timothy Maxwell, candidate for clerk o
the police court. Kmil Rehesj, the preset ft
incumueiit, was re-elected.
COI.CMBU8, O., April 8. Ths Demo
crats elected their entire city ticket v ester-
day, by majorities of from J, 200 to 1,500.
The Democrats gained largely in council.
dui owing to the bold-over members tbe
new council will stand: Republicans, 16;
Norwalk, O.. April 8. Democrats elect
four out of five councilmen. water works
trustee, assessor, and member of the school
hoard, being great gains iu this heretofore
Republican stronghold. -
Toledo, O., April a The municipal elec
tion here yesterday gives the city a Demo-
cratic common council and a Republican
board of aldermen with a ReDublican ma
jority of one on a joint ballot Henry
Cheney, Republican candidate for police
commissioner, was swamped. J. C. Gribben.
street commissioner, Democrat, was also de
feated. Jones, Democrat, gas trustee, was
re-elected. The vote waa very light
Dattox, O., April 8. The Democrat have
elected their entire city ticket and
carried eleven out of fifteen wards. J. E.
D. Ward (Dem), for mayor, has about 1,000
majority over Charier F. Coras iR p. The
Democrats will have an overw lelming ma
jority in the city council and toard of edu
cation, both of which have fcitbertobeen
Cleveland, O., Aprils. Tta municipal
election passed oft quietly. A very large
vote was polled. The Democrat: e city ticket
is elected by about 1.100 plura lity. but the
Republicans elected IJ coutieili nen, against
15 elected by the Democrats. Vhe board of
education is still Democratic.
Zanesville, O., April 8 A light vote
was cast here yesterday. Tie principal
contest was over the wator worl s board and
council, both of which remain ")ernocratie.
Republicans gain one councilman and Dem
ocrats the city clerk and street 'ommission
ers. The majorities range from 1 1 to 4 !0
Salem, April 8. The munici al election
was fought upon the lie nse issua Four al
d -rmen were to have been electe 1, but there
wasa tie between the license and anti-license
candidates in one case. Two of those elect
ed are for license, and the oth.T against
The holdover alder nen and mayor are auti
llcense. The license can lidate fif marshal
had US majority..
Mount Carroll, April 8LAtt lecity elec
tion here the issue was license and aiiti
license. The license men wera vi -torious by
n average of 3L Nearly 500 voter Were cast
Mackinaw, April 8. The question of li
cense or anti-license was submitted to vote,
and anti-license won by a large n ajority.
I o W It.
Des Moines, April 8. Oreat interest was
manifested in the city election, and a full
vote wos polled. The indications at 11
o'clock pointed to the election of the entire
Republican ticket, but that the council will
stiind five Democrats to four Republicans.
KeokCK, April 8. The election here was
for asse-sor an 1 aldermen. The Democrats
captured one Republican ward. T le council,
which last year was Republican, is now Dem
ocratic by a majority of two.
Dubuque, April 8. The city election
caused little interest as the Democratic,
ticket ontside of aldermen, was indorsed
by the Republicans. In the Foi rth ward,
Crawford, Rep.), is probably elected.
Tope k a, Kan., April a. Municipal elec
tions occurred in cities of the third class
throughout Kansas. Reports received
from eighteen towns show that very
little interest was taken, the vote
being very light At Russell there wasa
hot contest over the office of police judge. J.
F. Dollison was the candidate of the Prohi
bitionists, and William Richards was sup
ported by the whisky element Tbe women
turned cut in large numliers, and succeeded
in electing tbe Prohibition candidate by a
big majority. Cottonwood Falls, ivhich has
for t ie past year been under fen ale rule,
elected men to every oltice.
THE RETORT FEMININE.
Mrs. Kendall's Reply to a Criticism by
San Francisco, April S.-SIme. Adelina
Patti left San Francisco disgusted with her
receipts here, the eng"srement hfi' iu re
sulted in a loss o'
110,000 to the man
agement The com
ing of tbe Kendals
was being heralded
on every side, and
when Mine. Patti
reached New York V!?".
' still t&TA
pie of Gotham
talking of the Ken
uais. n was men swV-.J:!
that in an inree t5l5?-. '
iew , suesai'i, talk- ST A '
ingof Mrs. Kendal. 4V-
"She makes a trade- ADEUNA PATTL.
mark of her goodness, and is singular! 7 with
out womanly charity in tier speech about her
sisier actresses, this ronlness for ritieis-
ing has List Mrs. Kendal many p. werful
social friends in England."
Rather Severe on the Hiva.
Mrs. Kendall, who has just concl ided a
three weeks successful engagement here.
laughl when snown ths New York dis
patch containing Mm. Patti's comments,
and theii her smile
faded away ami
and she spot e seri
ously: She sai l
"I can scard ly be
lieve that Mme.
l atti said these
harsh things fme,
and 1 rather look
uiHin it as ne of
the jok s f an
overzenlous t ejior-
seems to make a
sjiecial poii t in
sieakirif of mv
. iuu making a trade
mark of my goodness. I wish it was
in the jiower of Mme. Patti to make a tradi
mark of her goodness.''
Mrs. Kendal, however, denied in total the
insinuations and charges of the Diva anil
spoke of the latter as a charming and lau
everything I nder Water.
Little Rock, Ark., April 8. The follow
ing account of the overflow in Chicot county
has been received from John B. Simnn, of
Little Village, Ark. : The situation berj is
distressing. There are many breaks in the
levee from Lake Village up, and the water
hi the swamps has risen to within a foot of
tbe flood. Little dry ground istbe
seen. l The streets are all underwater ex
cept Front street, and water is running
across it The live stock is huddled un on
tbe high banks, ami will soon begin to die
of starvation. Travel is suspended extent
by dug-outs. The wator is still ris ng.
Much suffering is sure to ensue."
Chicago Milliard Tournament.
Chicaoo, April S. At the billiard tour
nament yesterday afternoon, Ives, of Chi
cago, bsat H-jis.-r, of New York, 2T.r to
Ives' higher rim, ; average, Heisnr's
highest run, 4."; average. 7 5 1M.
At night IScha'-fer iac w walkover vith
Daly, Ieatiii3 him 5il0 to Schaef ir'S
highest run, lUi; average, -J9 7 17. Daly's
highest run, IS; uverage, 5 5 17.
The numbers' Strike at Chlf-ago.
Chicaoo, April 8. The arbitration co.o
mittees sppoiutel by the strikers and mus
ter plumbers held a four hours' conference
yesterday afternoon and, it is understw d,
practically fixed up matters so that tha m n
may go to work. The terms of the set fo
ment were not made public, but it is undi r
Itood that the terms accepted by the men are
considerably lets than those at first de
manded, in return for which tbe masters
will abolish the class system anuiuj ti e
Iowa Legislative Notes.
Des Moines, la, April 8. The senate ye
terday adopted a joint resolution iustructirg
the congressional delegation to vote against
reducing the interest or extending the tin e
to tbe Union Pacific, defeated a bill taxin;
telegraph and telephone companies, and
passed the Bayloss tiamp act The after
noon was spent in debating the Democrati 5
license bill, without action. Tbe house passed
a large number of private bills, and the bill
requiring state examination of hanks.
Virginia Meat Inspection Law Invalid.
Richmond, Va!, April 8. UuiteJ Ktatei
Judge Hughes has rendered a decision upot.
the appeal or Armour & Co., of Chicago,
declaring that the meat insuection law
passed by the legislature is contrary &
the fedural constitution.
A Swindling Superintendent.
Brooklts, N. Y., April a Theodore
Wikox, superintendent of the Brooklyn
hospital, bas been sentenced to four yean
imprisonment for swindling the county by
charging for the care of mythical patients.
Hia Neck Broken by a Rock.
Hocghtoh, Mich., April a William J.
Taby, aged 29, underground captain tha
Huron mine, was killed Sunday night in tha
mine by a rock which fell on him. breaking
his neck. He leave three younz children.
MOSE IN A BULRUSH.
He of St. Louis, Surnamed Fra
ley, "Lays Down."
HALF A MILLION IN CASH DROPPED.
Acting the Part of a Speculative Bruin,
the Devotees of Taurus Overwhelm
Him His Third Failure, bnt His Son
Is Hopeful An Old Mew York Firm or
Brokers Made 1'nstabla by a Partner's
Rascality Heavy Liabilities.
St Louis, April & The wheat speculators
bere had a sensation yesterday in tbe shape
of the failure of the celebrated Moses Fra
ley. It is estimated that Fraley holds 1,250.
000 bushels of cash wheat, all there is in the
market, against which he has sold over
4,000,000 bushels of May, making bis short
age over 8,000,000 bushels. On a bulge of 55
cents yesterday local brokers called him for
$'.210,000, and he laid down on his contract
Fraley refuses to speak about his failure,
but bis son Jesse says it will be all right to
day. Fraley has failed twice before, once
in ltvSJ, and again iu 1887.
What Moses Has Been Doing.
The whereabout of Moses after the lights
went out could not be ascertained. Fraley
has been carrying the stock of contract
w heat (No. 2 red) in this market for several
months past At the time this wheat was
delivered to him Mr. Fraley was a strong
bull on wheit and a firm believer in higher
prices. As the market did not go h i way,
but, on the contrary, kept on declining, be
turned very bearish, and, unfortunately
for him, he changed in his ideas on the mar
ket at very near the lowest point touched.
Since then be has been an uncompromising
and aggressive bear, selling wheat steadily
and freely. The market of the past few days
has been going against him very badly, cul
minating yester.lay in an advance of 2 cents.
Ami What He Will Do Now.
This appears to have caused him to call a
halt, and be has takeisimi!ar action to that
of his two previous failures. Ths general I
expectation is that Mr. Fraley will offer to
settle at a certain price and pay all differ
ences based on that price, whatever that
may be. It is not expected that Mr. Fra
ley's faiiure will involve other concerns.
though they may lose probable profits on the
deal. All tbe cash wheat is secured by sales
against it for May, and hisoption deals were
closely margin? I up to Saturday evening.
The houses who are carrying his cash wheat
arc s. v . Cobb & Co., D. R Francis & Co.
the drier Commission company, and Tom
Aiken. The men who have Fraley's con
tract for May wheat are W". T. Anderson &
Co., John Thy son, Davidson & Co., H. F.
Langenburg & Co., the D. R. Francis Com
mission company, the Grier Commission
company, and a score of smaller firms.
What Happened on the Board.
On the floor of the exchange there was no
particular excitement yestarday morning
ana ine euro openea quietly enough, but
soon bids for May wheat in large blocks
began to be made. The price advanced and
a rumor commenced to circulate, and grew
rapidly that somebody was in trouble. This
rumor, at first indefinite, soon took more
recognizable shape, and in a few moments
it was generally known that Moses Fraley
was tne victim. He was known to be the
largest short in May wheat, and when it
became known that he had refused to put up
any more margins there was a rush of all
who had sold him wheat to buy it in.
Nearly a iieneral Panic
Seldom has a scene of greater excitement
been witnessed on the floor. May wheat.
wnu-n on tne regular board had closed at
4 cents, advanced at a bound to SI cents.
ana ine n.mr wa a mass or struggling men.
shrieking, pushing, and wildly gesticulating
in tneir eiiorts to make themselves heard.
hat threatened to be a general panic was
checked by Frank Ryan, who came upon the
noor an t began to sell May wheat f reel v.
This checked the advance; the price dropped
to .mm4 cents, an.t the excitement visibly dt
minished. Men collected in knots and croups.
discussed tbe situation, and speculated as to
ine resuit or the failure.
Lose A boat Half a Million.
Neither fath.-r nor son would tell the
amount of wheat they were carrying in Chi
cago, rraiey iai'e-i twice Derora He was
caught in IMS, and forced to lie down. In
IV. he got into a Chicago deal and was
squeend for more than $o00,000. He has
about f.0il,0u0 in Lis wife's name, and ap
pears to experience no financial embarrass
ment from tbe many failures. His losses
this time cannot tie estimated, but they are
close on to the figures on the buudle ha
dropped three years ago in Chicago.
ANOTHER WICKED PARTNER.
Steals the Firm's Moner and
Iie So IHe the Firm.
New Yohk, April 8. The great majority
of people in all street were surprised yes
terday afternoon by the announcement of
the suspension of the stock exchange firm of
George K. Sistare's Sons. Tbe further an
nouncement that the suspension was due to
a defalcation surprised every era The de
falcation occurred in the Philadelphia office.
wnicn nas been managed by Douglass Hil-
ger, w ho is the youngest member of the
hrm. He died a week ago, and since then
the surviving partners have been overhaul
mg nis accounts, ana nave rouml a misap
propriation 01 resources, which is variously
esumati at ironi f 100,000 to f ii0,000.
May lie a SI, 000,000 Crash.
Tbe t-tlk of the street was that the liabili
ties would foot up fully $.500,000. possiblv
$ 1.000,01 K). The firm was one of the oldest in
all street, having been organized about
forty year ago by George K. Sistare. It has
had several branches, one of which is at De
troit, and aliout three years ago the man
ager of that oftice got away with about $J0,
IM). In January last the firm claimed a
capital of f'JOO.O.iO. Its representative in the
stoc k exchange was V. H. M. Kistara. It is
expected that the firm will make an assign
ment to a member of the law firm of Davis-
sou & risher, its legal adviseri.
EMIGRATION FROM ENGLAND.
A Decrease of 8,000 in Three Months The
LONlww, April 8 The statistic sub
mitted by the authorities in charge of Brit
ish emigration show that since Jan. 1 emi
gration to America has decreased 8,000 be
low that for the corresponding period of
1889. This falling off, it is represent
u, is uue to it, i act that wages
i i . . . . . .
uave increased at nome until thev are Quite
aa iiign, ami in some cases higher, than tbe
rates paid for similar employment in Amer
ica, while the opportuuities for obtaining
work here are equally as good. These evi
dences of improvement are attested by tbe
iact mat the number of immigrants arriv
ing In iugland from foreign countries has
increased sim Jan. 1 by more than 8,000
in comparison with tne months of January
February and March, 18S9.
Walking; Match nt Pittsburg:.
rrrrsBCRO, Pa., April a A 6-daya-go-aa-
you-pirase walking match was begun here
Sunday night. The score at 1 o'clock to
day was as follows: Herty 118 miles, Guer
rero 101, Noremae 112, Hart 77, Moore 121,
Cart wright 23, Golden 108, Connor 114,
Howarth 122, Hegelman 113. Dav 11L
Horan 105, Burns 107, Noiun 115, Hughes
IIS, Crozior 103, Traoey IV), Click 300, Fox
1U0, Uibbons Ofi, Barcley C2. Holsbeke 100
Taylor 00. Curtwright has left the track
Ought to Win Their Strike. i
London, April a The farm laborers of
Anglesey have rebelled against the hours
which they are compelled to work and have
organized a general strike. Hitherto) they
have averaged fourteen hours labor day,
and as they only demand a reduction to
twelve hours the justice of their movement
is apparent to everybody except their em
ployers. Exhibition of Woman's Work.
Nsw York, April a The exhibition of
the exchange for woman's work was opened
at tbe Lenox lyceum last night by a recep
tion tendered by the brard of managers to
Thomas A, Edison. Among those present
were Mr. and Mrs. Grover Cleveland, and
many other distinguis;ed persons.
THE NATIONAL HUB.
Official News from the Nation's
VANOE REMINDED OF SOME JOKES
By Which He Illustrates the Montana
Senatorship Contest The House Re
fuses to Suspend tha Bule and Pas
the Dependent Pension Bill Randall
Reported Dying; Clarkson to Resign
Important Canal Scheme Egg Boiling
Day at the White House.
Washington Citt, April 8. The pro
ceedings of the senate yesterday were en
livened by a debate on the Montana senator
ship contest. Vance took the floor in be
half of the Democrats, and in the course of
bis speech told a story of a parson who was
once schooling a country bumpkin to fit him
to be a godfather at a christening. Tha
parson atked him what was the outward
and visible sign of baptism. The bumpkin
after scratching his head for a while ans
wered with an air of triumph. "Why, tha
baby, to be sure." "And so said Vancej
the outward and visible tia of the back
sliding of the Republican party will be the
Montana twins not a baby, but a couple of
"He also illustrated Hoar's position (that
while none of the obj ctions to counting the
votes of Precinct 34 in Silver Bjw county
was sufficient of itself to jmtify the rejec
tion of the votes, all of them together did
constitute sufficient grounds for doing so) by
the anecdote of an old justice of tha peace
befere whom a caw was tried, in which
eleven distinct pleas in bar were entered.
The justice took them up one by one and de
cided, as to each of them, that it was not
worth one cent; but that taking all of them
together, they made a good case for tbe de
fendant. Vance declared that he had never heard a
title to a seat in the senate based on such
slender, technical, trilling grounds. He bad
never known tha rmKlie u 1 1 1 rvf a -.mmi,
k nity to be thwarted and trampiel under
I foot on such flimsv nretexta-
Snooner's Plea for the Republicans.
Spooner made an argument in favor of
the majority report that the Republican
claimants are entitled to the seats. A sen
ator, he said, wild, of course, only be elect
ed by a state legislature; ami, therefore, in
order to seat a man in the senate be must
have leen chosen by a legislature organised
within the meaning of the constitution. But
it was not necessary, in his opinion, to go
bey on i what might be called prima facie
evidence, and that prima facie evidence was
found in this case, iu the certificate of the
board of canvassers, consisting of the chief
justice, the governor, and the secretary of
The Noted Prerinrt 34.
Ha then recited the facts and circumstances
connected with the canvassing of the votes,
and with the organization of the two houses
which elected the two Republican claimants,
and insisted that in tbe exercise of conceded
jurisdiction it was the right and duty of the
canvassers to reject the vote of precinct 34
as false and fraudulent Without finishing
his argument, Spooner yielded for a motion
to proceed to executive business.
HEAVY APPROPRIATIONS ASKED.
A Larire Sum for Kiver and Harbor Im
provement Congresaional Summary.
Washington City, April 8. Bills were
reported favorably to the senate yesterday :
Appropriating $-jO,000 for a statue to Gen.
Starke, at Manchester, N. H. ; to reimburse
Washington and South Dakota for the ex
penses of constitutional conventions. (Tbe
expenses were largely cut down from the
claims). Appropriating $100,000 for a pub
lic Duuumgat Grand Haven, Mich. Bills
were introduced: Appropriating 700,000
for the improvement of the Missouri river
and l,TdO,000 to complete the Mobile har
bor. Protests of the New York chamber of
commerce and the American Missionary so
ciety against the proposed enumeration of
the Chinese were presented. Tha Montana
senatorship was thtn taken up, but without
action an executive session was held aud
tbe senate ad journei.
Bills were introduce! in the house: To
prevent cruelty to domestic animals, and
granting a service pension to veterans. Mor-
rib of Kansas moved to suspend tbe rule
and pass the bill for dependent nensiona.
This was antagonized by the Democrats, on
toe ground that it was too important a bill
to pass In such a manner. The motion failed
low ayes, 8. nays not the necessary two
thirds. In committee tbe naval appropria
tion was consider.! without action, and tbe
TEN THOUSAND CHILDREN.
The Olive Branches of the Capital Can-
lure the W hlte House Grounds.
w ashinotus City. April a Ten thou
sand rollicking, tumbling children and 'Jo,
000 eggs, the children, like the eggs, varie
gated in color, and as different in sizo, roll
ing over each other iu bew ildering con
fusion, was the scene presented in the White
House grounds on Easter Mond.iv morning.
and tfaby SK Kee was one of the jolliest of
the number. Tbe dav was balmy and bright
ine grass preen, an.l the trees in the execu
tive mansion grounds were awaking to the
gentle touch of fpring, and putting forth
Music for the Ynuncster.
All the avenues of approach to the White
house were early alive with children
and nurs-s and parents. The inevitable
basket with colored eggs was an invariable
companion. Once upon the ground, with
out concert of action, tbe little ones roll
their eggs down the sloping hills and tumble
after them themselves. The music of the
Marine band enlivened the scene yesterday.
At i o'clock President Harrison, his w fe ami
the McKee tiabies appeared on the White
house balcony, and were cheered by th
Vast crowd of prattling, merry children.
CANAL AROUND NIAGARA FALLS.
Favorable Report on Bill for a Rival to
WASHrsGTOH City, April 8. The house
committee un railways and canals has acted
favorably on a bill directing the United
States to make a ship canal around Niagara
Falls, from a point on Lake Ontario to a
point on Lake Ena The route favored is
twenty--ue miles long. Tbe canal is iu
tended as au offset to the Welland canal on
the Canadian side of the falls. Under treaty
provisions tbe United HUtes is allowed to
keep but one guuboat in tbe great lakes and
it would be utterly impossible, because of
this, to concentrate a squadron auiekly and
effectively in the event of war.
Alleged Canadian Injustice.
It is also intended to protect American
vessels against what is claimed to be unjust
discrimin ition in violation of the treatv
stipulations by the Canadian government im
the Welland canal. The treaty with Cona
aaa provides that do discrimination an&n
be shown in the canal, but Canada allow
drawback of 20 per cent, on duties for ever
argo landed in Canada. Tbe proposed ca
nal U to be twenty feet deep, 100 feet wide
at tbe bottom, and its estimated cost U about
RANDALL STEADILY SINKING.
Gives l'p All Hope of Hit
Washington Citt, April 8. Ex-Sneaker
Randall is in a dying condition, a fact
which is now realized and believed by his
family. His wtf is now prepared for tbe
inevitable. Mr. Randall was low all ves-
terday. During the past f orty-eieht hours
he had been unable to recomize anr of hi.
family. It is apparent that he is sinking
steadily, and his death is imminent
Mrs. Parnell's Pension Claim.
Washisotom Citt, April 8. The house
committee on pensions has authorised a fa
vorable report on the bill granting a pension
to Mr Delia T. a ParnelL The Committed
reduced the amount of yearly pension from
SLSiOO to tew. Mrs. Parnell's claim ia based
on the aarviosa performed bv her father. A A.
nTdralCharles Stewart, as an offioerf tha
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
-A.T POPULAR PEICE8,
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
H5 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
l-Which are good Fitters
United StaU-s nvy during the wars of IsMi,
and with Mexico, and the war of tne rctx-l-liou.
! Bristles on the Free l.lt.
Washington- City, Aprils. H B. James,
as attorney for a number o. boie.ale d -al-ers
iu aud manufacturers of I. i d, hit., ap
peared before the ways and means commit
tee yesterday and presented an argument
against an increase in the duties on brushes.
He also asked that bristles be place 1 on the
free list, as proposed by the senate bill.
Clarksou to Step Down.
Washington Citv, April S. It was
definitely announced yesterday that J. K.
Clarkson, first assUtaut post muster general,
will retire on June L Mr. Clurkson's resig
nation, to take effect on that date, has Iwn
prejared and will be handed in shortly. Mr.
Clarkson is tired of the place and its
t niooo, April T.
Quotations on the boar of trle to-dav
re at follows: Wheat -N j. 2 May, oiieiirtl
closed (; June, out-ne I f"; rld
U4c; July, opened TH, cl.xed r.o4.-. Corn
No. S May, oiened 31c. ;,; June,
opened and closed 31lc: July, opened :t'l-,
closed :-C.'8C. Oats-... 2 May. ci-n-d
cloned June, opened i:lhc. clonol
July, opt-ued 2 V l.ri 2?c. 1'ork
-May. oi-ened il6 t lo-ed flo.tj;u; June,
opened $li.SU, clo--J $!(. s: Julv.owned
JUliii. closed $M.TVi. Lard-.Mav'. oi-ned
and closed t&lTl.
Live stock -The stork yard report the fol
lowing range of prices: Hogs- Market i n.Hi
active and firm: price 5c bntber: litht
Trade. $4 3J,4 411; rou-h paokiiitf. $4.1 V-4 X;
mixed lots. H 3j. "K heavy ai kmc and
shipping lots. 4.i.j,4..jn. Cuttle -Kirm:
beeves, ;3.3Tjj.il; l.uik. s3.U1 i 4.:!".; cows, li
A3.75; stockers and feeders, s 2. i 4 : corn
fed Texana. UM (. .9u Shcvp- lit ? 1 V higher;
matrons, J4.73 uc, corn- ed wc-terns. $625.
iM Texans. $4.r4t-..ai. lamls. SViU.rT.Ui.
Produce: Butt r- fancy Klifin, ii fcjfc per
lb; fine creameries, l-ivtai ; i,iri. s. fineM, fresh.
lf.( Jk : fresh pa. kuii; ftiK-k, l7Sc. Kir
Mnetly furih. :lc per doz. lln-wl poultry
Chiekens. l"itl'K- per ll: turkevs. lo..-i.u-
yoi.ng hen-, lit lf.Wc; ducks, 12 - li . Applt-s -l
air tu i noire, 5 i. ii j i..i c-r b!i.
Xkw Vokk. April 7.
Wheat -Nn. 2 red wint-r. ir i-anti: ,1.. ie
8s'4c; do June, 7" ; do July. WnaeV. Corn
No. 2 mixed cash. :04;j3o: do April, V
d. May. sc; do June. KV- tints o 2
mixed. JHjc cash; do May. 2SW: An j,-
2shC. Kye and barley-Nominsl. for--
Hull; mess. 11.75ai2.25 for new I
Steady: May. d.4: July, Jtl .'tf.
LIveSt'K-k: Cattle-Market in.-1,1.-1.... ,
un V 100 ; bulls and dry cow ,"'il
H,t. Shetland Lambs- .Marke: steady; sheep
30 V KM t s- rearli c iami . r,, '
af"!. ... t x . ' - -
.miuttii) Bitmay; live Lotv f 4.xl.75
Hay Upland prairie, tl SO.
BUy TinMUiy $6 0i&$8 60.
uav wild. 3 00a4 l
no I tsoftlla -Cora
Wood$S 5 4.C0.
This powder never varta, A marrelnf
itrwogta anu waolesmnaeM. Hot. economic.'
campMidaa wlta a.ultltd of low let, ihort
wetgkt alamoT prpaosphate powders . HoUtoZJl
j.yRoTai. BAEDia Pownwt Cojm Wafi
SPRING SEASON, 1890.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stnbley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SECOND AVEaNTUE.
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
IoIl Buusie-. Boys' Expresa Wagons, Base Ball. J Bats. Rubber Balls etc
Also a fall Una or '
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Psper. Tablets. Ink. Sla.ea, Usd and Slate Pencils, Etc.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
The . , , , , KA,LADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS Tl i. b..
bo popular that it is being copied as far as thev H s. .... i .
don't be deceived-buv the nZi n.t " ?rtou p-'tie.. but
agent for above good, as we., a, othTr UllTJ "
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third aTenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
-jy "w. oroisrEs-
Ocaler In New snd
Second Hand Goods
The hlhes i.rice tutid for f.wi of snv kind.
0". im:. obcjRIst-z-,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AHUF&CTTJ&KB OF CRACKERS AUD BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
I-Specialties; The Chri.ty "0TSTIR" and the ChriHy "WAFER."
' ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largrst stock of Carpetingg, Mattin8 and
WEST OP CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
Will trade, II or buy anything.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.
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