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THE -BOCK ISLAND AKGUS, THURSDAY, APBIL 17, 1S90.
TIIE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Thursday, April 17, 1890.
Supervisor Montgomery is said to be
the latest republican aspirant for senato
rial honors in Igington township. The
question will soon arise "are there any
prominent republicans in Edgington who
are not candidates for the state senate?"
The United Stales senate has ratified
the Montana election fraud by seating
the two bogus senators, and every re
publican member who voted to seat
them is smirched with the obliquy that
The democrats or the county board
have no reason to complain of their treat
ment by Chairman Smith. lie honored
them with the chairmanships o't the two
moat important committees finance and
poor and gave them a fair representa
tion all the way through. It was sup
posed that Supervisor Kerr, being Mr.
Smith's opponent for the chairmanship,
would be given the first place on the
finance committee, but Supervisor Wil
son's long and efficient services on that
committee outweighed the customary
courtesy, and Mr. Kerr has to satisfy him
self with a interior chairmanship.
4'ozad on the hiklrmlHh I. tne.
Dr. James Cozid. of Edgington town
ship, was in the city today looking after
Ins chances as candidate for state sena
tor. The doctor says he thinks some of
removing to Moline. Moline Dispatch.
Thus are coming to pass things which
the Arous predicted a few days ago.
Cozad will find, though, that Bro. Bill has
been before him in Moline, as throughout
the upper end of the county, but this does
not alter the fact that the "doc" is in
earnest and that he is carrying out to the
best of his knowledge and ability his por
tion of the plan of the triumvirate of the
lower end tn lay Crawford out. Craw
ford must be downed no matter what the
cost, is the war cry down there.
Cozad is openly boasting that he has
got the entire lower end delegation
away from Crawford, and that if he
can hold his own outside he will get
the nomination. Cozad's visit yesterday
was followed today by the arrival of an
other member of the lower end anti-
Crawford tr'umvirate in the person of
Dr. W. T. Boughton, who has been ma
nipulating the wires all day, not so much
in the inteiesfs of Cozni, as in antagons
ism of Crawford.
It is plain to be teen that Rock Island
nd Moline are combined so far as the
republican party is roncerned to do up
all the country districts, and outward
evidences are beginning to appear of the
inner restlessness which has been going
on for some time. This morning's Union
trots out L. S. McCabe as available tim
ber. There is no doubt but that Mr. Mc
Cabe is willing to be sacrificed, but the
question is, whether the party is willing
to sacrifice him. Mr. Oliver Olsen's
friends have been looking forward with
hopeful eyes for some time to the sena
torial convention, and will make a des
perate effort to place the name of Olsen
on the banner which will be carried by
the republican hosts in the coming sena
The Cherry Vali National b ink of Kan
sas, capital &5J,tJU, litis beea autborizei to
The Prohibitionist of Decatur, Mich.,
have decried to put a full tickat ill the fluid
tor the fall election.
The president has sent to the senate the
nomination of Ktfphon A. Marine, to be pen
sion agent at Dmt Moines, la.
Joei W. Smull, a well-known Chicago real
estate tloaler, diod at hU home in Austin,
Ills., Wednesday. He was 69 years old.
The enute has confirmed the nomination
of H. A. Harpwr to lie United States attor
ney for the went -rn district of Wisconsin.
Ca-sliier John IC Oweus, of Oibbs & Co.,
San Francisco, hardware, has gone some
where, and bis accounts are short $1U,0W.
At Bergamo, Italy, Wednesday, the roof
of a Weaving mill, in wbich 800 girls were at
work, fell in, and seventeen of them were
Capt. W. L. Couch, the pioneer "boomer,"
who was Wuuniied in a quarrel at Oklahoma
City about a week ago, is dying of blood poi
soning. I'rairie fir -s ore re.port-;d to be raging in
the vicinity of Chippewa Fulls, and at other
points in Wisconsin. Furuicrs are lighting
John Van Nortwick, presiduttt of tie Van
Nortwlck Paper company, died on Satur
day afternoon at his homo in Ujtavia, Ills.,
aged 81 yeurs.
The dwelling house of Kmil Stays, in
Monawa, Wis., burned Sunday night. The
owner perished in the Humes. Ho leaves a
wife and three children.
The soldiers1 monument bill, passed by the
Iowa legislature, may fail, because two nun
whose votes were recorded in its favor say
they voted in the negative.
Walter iHsluhanty, who amused himself
some weeks ago at believille, Ills., by grab
bing ladies on the street and kissing them,
has been scut to the insane asylum.
The cloak maker' strike ntSiegel & Bros.',
the Cbicugo elonkmnkers, was short-lived,
and was settle 1 Wednesday morning, the
!iOO strikers gaining a complete victory.
Charles Shaw, Mrs. Cora Belle Chaska's
nephew, whom sha had arrested for stealing
ar aiamonus, pleaded guilty at Bioux City,
Wednesday, and was seut up for a year.
A man named A. L. L. Bonaparte, who
says he is a descendant of the "Little Cor
poral, is in jiil at Montreal for popping
over a policeman with his pistol, just to
snow bis skill. The pouceuian will recover.
News has reached Minneapolis of the death
of Eugene M. Wilton, of that city, at Nas
sau, Bahama, is and, April 10, of malarial
fever. Mr. Wilson was a member of con
gress in 1SC3, and the Democratic candidate
for governor of Minnesota in
William Patterson, a Chicago lunatic,
ran amuck in a street car in that city
Wednesday and savagely slushed three pas
sengers with a knife, the wounds all being
about the bead and neck. One of the vic
tims, Henry Patnau, is in a critical condi
tion. William II. Haynes, colored, who was re
fused dinner fit Fred Stoop's restuurant, at
Detroit, and sued for 5,0uu damages under
the civil rights act, has lost his suit. Judge
Brevoort deciding that Haynes is not a citi-
cen of the United States and the restaurant
not an inn.
Soon Settled this Feud.
Richmond, Va., April 17. News was re
ceived here yesterday of the fatal wounding
by W. Ball, of his compulsory sou-in-law,
B. T. Barham, in New Kent county, and
the killing of Ball by Bjrharn. The shoot
ing affair occured on a county road, four
teen shots being exchanged. Last Septem
ber Ball compelled Barham to marry his
daughter, and this is the ending of the feud
which has existed since.
The Lake Shore railroad horror dem
onstrates the necessity for a brake that
will not break.
South Americans Dish Up a
THE TAEITF BILL MAKES ITS BOW,
Attended y Three Reports on Its Mer
itsRepublican Senators from Mon
tana Admitted and Sworn in The Chi
nese Census Hill Laid Away to Rest
Two Democrats Who Will Stay in the
Hoqm Wlndom Writes to Plumb
Capital City Notes.
Washinotox City, April 17. The dinner
given in honor of President Harrison at the
Arlington last night by the Latin-American
delegates to the Pan-American congress
soUpsed, in point of numbers present, in the
high public character of the guests, in bril
liancy, and In beauty of surroundings any
and every similar entertainment given at
the national capital during the past winter.
The dinner was a triumph of gastronomio
and floral art. The new dining-room of the
Arlington, where the dinner was served, was
radiant with flowers. The table, an eight-
pointed star, unique and novel in form, was
arranged to accommodate 130 covers. The
center of the table was covered with a great
flve-poiuted star that bore an immense
wealth of flowers. Numerous beautiful
floral designs emblematical of the friendship
misting between the nations represented
were visible on the walls and elsewhere. The
wines included some choice old vintages,
among them being Chateaux Margaux of
18(39 and Perrier Jouet special and Solera
sherry of 1623.
Ilitt ln;ni!id finest.
Among the guests were the president,
Vice President Morton, Speaker Reed, Sec
retaries 1Uh;ii: Windom, Proctor, Noble,
and Rusk, Attorney G.meral Miller, Post
master General Wanamakr, Chief Justice
Fuller, Justices Miller, Brewer, Harlan,
Fiild, Lamar, and Gray, tha British, Ger
man, French and other ministers. Gen,
Schofield, the mayors of Harrisburg, Bojton,
New Hven and Baltimore, the governors
of Connecticut and Delaware, A. Carnegie,
Mr. Studebaker, Senators Dolph, Hiscock,
Allison, Sherman and Cockrell, and Repre
lentatives Hooker, Breckinridge and Hitt.
How They Were Seated.
President Harrison occupied ths seat of
honor at the extremity of one of the octang
ular radiating extensions of the table, with
Secretary Blaine seated at the end of the op
posite extension; Vice President Morton to
the right and Chief Justice Fuller to the
left of the president. Speaker R ed and
Baron Fava (the Italian minister) near Sec
rotary Blaine, and ex-Senator Henderson
and Governor Bulkley (of Connecticut), oc
cupied the remaining seats at the extrejne
ties of the diverging ex ten ions.
The President's Health. r
After the dinner the vice president of the
conference proposed the health of President
Harrison, which was drunk standing. Pres
ident Harrison acknowledged tba comp i-
ment in a few well chosen words, in which
he assured the delegates that the feeling
of the jieof le of the United States toward
the sist -r states was absolutely and unself
ishly friendly, and expressed the belief that
the association of the represeniatives of the
several republics hail settled universal pe-ace,
and would resu't in an interchange of trade
relations wbich wouid be beneficial to all.
The presidents remarks were received with
SOME INFORMATION FOR PLUMB.
Secretary Wiiuloui Replies to Late
marks of the Senator.
Washington Citt, April 17. Secretary
v indom, in a letter to Senator Plumb, out
lines tne financial policy of th? government
in the purchase of bonds, which is to use the
surplus in their purchase; not to control the
flnan ts of the country, but in the pursu
ance of this fixed policy to produce the least
possible disturbanco in commerce, and then
proceeds to controvert Plumb's statement
in tne senate to tne enact tnat money was
unnecessarily held in the treasury, by show
log that on Jan. 20 the available balance of
public funds had been reduced to less than
i'-KJ, 000,01X1, and this entire amount, as well
as further sums amounting to about $19,-
000,000, were on deposit in national banks.
leaving the entire surplus and $18,000,000 in
addition in circulation. Further, he shows
that on March 6 the available surplus had
reached about $:9,000000, the whole of
which was on deposit in national banks,
and that the amount now on deposit in na
tional banks is about $3,000,000 more than
theentire available surplus.
PRESENTING THE TARIFF BILL.
Synopsis of the Arguments of the Major
ity and Minority.
Washington City, April 17. The long
expected tariff bill was reported to the
house yesterday by McKinley, together with
three reports t'lereon, The first report was
that of the majority. The chief changes in
the bill from those heretofore noted in these
dispatches are the placing of sugar on the
free list up to No. 16 Dutch standard and
providing for a bounty of 2 cents per pound
on the home product, and similar action re
garding hides, minus the bounty. The re
port claims that the revenue from imports
will reach JiiO, 000,000 and on internal tax s
Sdiiinmrjr of the Argument.
In explaining how this will result when
wool and other articles have been put at
higher duty, the majority says that the in
crease of duty will reduce the imports aud
develop the home production. It is figured
that to bring the production of wool up to
the demand will require an increase of
American Hocks of over PHI per cent., and
it is claimed that tiie bill has been framed
with the object of encouraging the produc
tion in this country of everything it needs
that cau be grown or produced here. The
duties on farm products are left substan
tially as they were in the first bill presented.
The democratic Iteport.
Carlisleaiid theother Democrats of the com
mittee sign a minority repot i, in which tbey
take the ground that the princif-ui fault of
the bill is in not admitting raw materials
free, and the well known arguments in fa
vor of that policy are presented exhaust
ively. They claim that such a policy would
enable the manufacturer to sell his product
cheaper, and at the same time pay better
Changes from the Original Bill.
Besides the changes from the original bill
in the sugar schedule and on hides, an
amendment provides that all goods, etc.,
manufactured wholly or in part in any for
eign country by convict labor, shall not be
entitled to admission into the United Htates.
Diamonds are put back to the present duty
of 10 per cent, a reduction from 40 per
cent, provided for by the bill as first passed
upon. The leather schedule is changed to
correspond with the transfer of hides to the
free list. The duty on oranges
in bulk is increased from tue
duty of $1.50 per 1,000 as first proposed
to $J per 1,000. Burlaps are made free.
Borne changes, though no material ones, are
made in the flax schedule. Binding twine
is reduced from cents to 1 cents per
pound. To meet the desires of the ingrain
carpet manufacturers the schedule placing
Russian camel's hair on the dutiable list was
stricken from the bill
Internal Revenue and the Farmers.
They object to the changes In internal
revenue that while they reduce the taxes
a measure in Itself which they are not op
posed to they do not reduce the cost and
annoyance of collection, which could only be
done by a clean sweep, which they would fa
vor. As to duties on farm products, they
lay that the policy is fallacious; that it will
not help the farmer, because, as tbey claim,
he has no foreign competition. ' The sugar
bounty is opposed, because it is, in their
view, a taxing of many industries for the
benefit of one, and because of what it will
cost, which will, by the end of the fifteen
year of its existence, aggregate over $00,
000,000 per year, if the home product reaches
the amount necessary to supply the demand.
Figuring- on an Increase.
Finally the minority declare that ingtefl
of decreasing the re v lines
actu 1 result will bo ai increase
000. The question of the decrease oi itnpor- j
tat ions is not consuerea in una resenta
tlon of the casa, the amount collected last
year in the schedules in which the duty is
Increased beinr compirai with the amount
which it is estimated wiil be collected under
the new schedules and ths reduction in duty
subtracted from the excei
Kenna, Republican, simply cinnot agree
with the bounties on sugar and silk co
WENT IN FOR BUSINESS.
The Senate Settles Two Important Ques
tions Proceedings in the House.
Washington Citt. April 17. The senate
yesterSay passed public building bills as fol
lows: Galesburg, Ilia, $75,000; Ashland,
Wis., $300,000; Grand Haven, Midi., $100,-
300. After Gibson and Kenna had spoken
in favor of the relegation of the Montana
contest back to that state, the Chin ass cen
sus bill was taken up and an am m Jment
adopted exempting' from its provisions Chi
nese in transit across this country under
proper regulations. Stewart, declaring that
this amendment made the bill aluelesa,
moved to lay the whole bill on
the table and it was carried
yeas, 51; nays, a Dolph and Mo-gan. The
Montana case then came up for hnal action.
aud after the rejection of an a rr end ment
sending it bick to Montana, the majority
report, seating the Republicans, was
adopted by a strict parly vote i,to 2a.
Powers and Senders were then f worn in,
and after a brief secret session tlia senate
adjourned. In he Montana case, Barbour,
George, Gibson, Kenna, and Walthill, Dem
ocrat, voted that Maginnes and CI irk were
not entitled to seats in the senate.
Iu the house the R-puOiican tariff bill was
introduce with three reports: one, the ma
jority, claiming a reduction of $70,000,0. W in
the revenue; another the minority claiming
an actual increase of about $4,000 000, and
the third, that of Kenna, Republi 'an, who
dissented from the bounties on lugar and
suit cocoous. liie house then took no
the Imilitary academy appropriation
in committee, and it was passed.
The elections committee reported in
favor of the sitting members in t he cases
of Posey vs. Parrett, First Indian i district
and Bowen vs. Buchanan, Ninth Virginia.
The reports were both adopted, although
Cheadle of Indiana, made an exhaustive
Bpeech in favor of Posey. Both tl e seated
men are Democrats. The house then ad
journed. Celebrated Emancipation.
Washington City, April 17. The col
ored citizens of this city yesterday celebrated
the twenty-eighth anniversary of the eman
cipation of the slaves in the District of Co
lumbia with a parade through the principal
streets of the city. Nearly 100 colored mili
tary organizations and clubs of Washing
ton, Ba timore, and Alexandria were, in line
and were reviewed in passing t le White
House by President Harrison. There was
speechmnkitig at Lincoln park in the after
noon and a banquet at Washington hall at
The Hitch on the Silver Il.lL
Washington City, April 17. The mem
bers of the Republican sena'e nnJ house
caucus sub-committees on the silver ques
tion were in conference nearly all yesterday
afternoon, but failed to reach an agreement,
and the matter stands with only one point
in dispute whether certificates issued for
silver bullion shtll be redeemable in silver
bullion, or silver coin at the option of the
government, or whether they sh ill be re
deemed in lawful money of the United
Protest of the Sugar Men.
Washington City, April 17. A protest
has been filed with the ways and means com
mittee by the Louisiana sugar men against
the propose! bounty on sugir. They say
that they desire the present duty on sugar
maintained, ami ask that they be given the
protection for their industry that tbey are
willing to concede to the other industries of
MEN OF TRUE GRIT.
A Jcdge and Sheriff Who Know How to
Stop a Mob.
Franklin, Mo., April 17. Mansfield
King, who was arrested here a few days ago
on the charge of horse stealing in St. Louis
county, was taken before Justice Sapping
ton yesterday for a hearing. A c-owd col
lected with the avowed intention of lynch
ing the prisoner. Justice Sappin.;ton held
the mob at bay with a revolver in each hand
while the prisoner was spirited away by
Constable Moro. King was taken to Clay
ton and lodged in jail there.
Richardtox, N. D., April 17. Ole P.
Ziner yesterday shot and killed till brother
Albert. Albert is a wealthy bac lelor, and
the quarrel which provoked ths shooting
was the result of his insulting Ole's wife.
The murderer was arrested and pliiced in the
town lockup, and straightway the mob spirit
broke out, and a crowd went to the jail and
demanded the prisoner. The sheri I refused,
and announced his intention of del ending his
prisoner with his life. The mob then post
DASTARDLY ITALIAN OUTRAGE.
A Young Woman Seized and Hound
III ootl v Fight for Her Rent ue.
New York, April 17. Marry Sullivan, a
young woman who lives in Wes- Thirty
sixth street, was returning from a visit to
friends in Guttenburg, yesterday, when she
was seized by a gaug Italian laborers at
Weebawken and dragged into a shanty.
Her screams brought some dock liiborers to
the spot, who burst into thoshnnty but
could not find the girL The Italians said
she bad left, but after a search she was
found bound and gagged, lying in a trough.
Attack on the Rescners.
The Italians then attacked tbo rescuers
with knives and a hard fight enst e J. Two
policemen were attracted by the noisa, and
joined in the attack upon the Italians. They
were obliged to fire several shots b if ore the
Italians, who greatly outnumbered the res
cuing party, were driveu away. One Ital
ian was wounded, but was carried otT by his
friends. No arrests were made.
RAN OFF WITH HIS UNCLE'S WIFE
And Took His Cncle's Money with II I m
A (Iraeeless Nephew.
Cincinnati, April 17. J. W. Middleton,
a thrifty farmer living at Davis, 8 jott coun
ty, Ky. , was married about three weeks ago
to Josie Price, aged 19. Testerda- Middle
ton appeared iu the county clerk1! office in
Covington in pursuit of his wifo, who, he
claims, had eloped last Saturday from her
home with Matthew Middleton, a nephew of
the farmer. At the same timo that the
couple disappeared $7,000 which Middleton
had secreted iu the house, and which he in
tended to deposit in bank, was missing. The
elopers had secured a license iu Covington
and were married by Judge Shine, of the
county court The old man sajshe will
keep on iu chase of the guilty pa ir, for he
cares more to recover his $7,000 than to re
gain his wife.
Young Everett's Disappearance.
Chicago, April 17. The last tn enty-four
hours have developed some entirely new
features in the disappearance of the young
medical student, Vernon T. Everett. Ever
ett was seen to leave the neighborhood iu
which he boarded, with a sachet, after hav
ing purchased luncheon, which Le told a
friend was for use on a railway jo irney. He
was, he told John Hoben, an acquaintance,
going into the country for a few d ys. The
murder theory has been dropped for the
Evangelicals Will Go to Law.
Chicago, April 17. Bishop Eshnr's Evan
gelical conference held no meetiu j yester
day, and the bishop left for Canad u In the
Sheffield avenue meeting resolut ons were
adopted declaring the Esher men hi rebellion
and that churches will be closed to their ap
pointees, also that the law will b invoked
to defend the stand taken; also con
demning the Northwestern collet p for de
posing the representatives of the innference
on the board of trustees of that institution.
:rs3linjRDEii by inches
A New Jersey Mothers Crime
Against Her Son.
rHEK METHOD OF SLOW POISONING.
She Gives Him Repeated Doses of Cro-
ton Oil in His Food The Accused
Prominent in Society and a Leadlnf
Chnrch Member The Motive for the
Crime Previous Bad Record of the
Mount Holly, N. J., April 17. The grand
jury of Burlington county found an indict
ment yesterday against Mrs. Carrie E. Van-
degrif t, one of the most prominent women
of Burlington and a leading member of the
Broad Street Methodist church. The charge
is that she attempted to kill her son, Frank
C. Newman, by means of repeated doses of
croton oil administered in his food at inter
vals since the 1st of April The charge was
first made by the family physician. Dr.
Walter E. Hall, who was called upon to at
tend the patient, who is 23 years old, and
found him nearly in a state of collapse. The
oil, as it is now explained, had kept up a
constant irritation of the intestines. This
irritation resisted the treatment of the phy
sician. Did a Little Hetectlve Work.
As the patient continued to grow worse
hourly, Dr. Hall called to his aid Dr. Grant
and Dr. Pugh, both of whom said the pa
tient was suffering from the effecis of cro
ton oil. This coincided precisely with the
diagnosis made by Dr. Hall. A watch .was
then set upon the drug store, and it was
found that the only purchaser of oil was
Mrs. Vandegrift or ber servant, Berence
Kane. On one occasion, when the druggist
had intentionally given something else in
the place of croton oil, there was a marked
improvement in Newman1 condition, and
traces of the iunocent drug which had been
substituted were fouud in the food which
had been preared for him.
A Lame Exnlanation.
The physicians then taxed Mrs. Vande
grift with having given the oil to hereon.
This she denied. On being pressed she ad
mitted that she had made one purchase of
croton oil which she had used on a trouble
some corn. This explanation was not. sat
isfactory to the physicians, and when addi
tional evidence.as it is declared, was secured,
the matUT was laid before Prosecutor of
the Pleas Budd, who at once caused sub
pwnses to le issued, summoning witnesses to
appear before the grand jury. The result
was an indictment for attempted murder.
Newman is resting easier now. He is in
charge of n nursj who has instructions not
to leave his bedsid, and to give him no food
of any kind that has been prepared by his
IHsrovery of the Motive.
For a time no one was able to assign a
motive for the deed, but one was discovered
Tuesday among the records of mortagages in
the recorder's office at Mount Holly. There
was found a mortgage given by Mrs. Vande
grift to the United Security Life Insurance
and Trust company of Pennsylvania for
$2s,0n0 on all her real e.tate in Burlington.
It was what is known as an insurance mort
gage. The policy was issued in the name of
Frank C. Newman, and it is in the form of
a twenty year endowment. In the event of
Newman's death the mortgage would be
canceled and the property turned over to
Mrs. Vandegrift free of all incumbrance.
Iter Had Previous Reputation.
It is allegl that prior to ber marriage to
Joseph Vandegrift, in 1877, the woman
served several terms of imprisonment in
Moyamensing prison, Philadelphia, on
charges of larceny. Mrs. Vandegrift, in
fact, did not deny this statement when she
was asked about it during a certain trial in
which she was a witness in 1SS4. Philip Ru
dolph, a member of the South Ward Metho
dist church, in Philadelphia, testified that
Mrs. Vandegrift, who then was callei C-trrie
Newman, had su.d him to recover $10,000
damages for defamation of character, be
cause he had said her reputation was bad.
When the case was called for trial she was
in prison on a charge of stealing a watch.
So the suit was dismissed.
WHERE WAS THE CHIVALRY?
A Story from the South That Needs a
Lynching to Make It Go.
Athexs, On., April 17. An incident oc
curred in thu postofflce here wbich has ex
cited considerable indignation. A modest
young white lady, who moves iu the best
society in the city, called at the delivery
window for uiaiL While standing in front
of the window a burly negro walked up be
hind her, and, placing his arms around the
young lady, leaned against the window,
locking her in his embrace. He asked sev
eral times if there was any mail for him,
and made several useless inquiries as an ex
cuse to hoM the young lady imprisoned in
his embrace. When released she fled from
the postoflice in tears, aud the negro moved
off chuckling to himself.
IHrf Mattle Run Away?
Chicago, April 17. It is now nineteen
days sines Mattie Bacon disappeared from
her boarding place, 1239 Michigan avenue,
and ended her life, it was thought, in the
lake, and as her body has not been found,
notwithstanding the most thorough search,
a new theory to account for her disappear
ance has been broached. Her brotherfhas ar
rived at the conclusion that Mattie has run
away and joined some theatrical party un
der an assumed name.
The Threatened Strike at Pittsburg.
FrrrsBL-RO, Pa., April 17. The officials of
the various railroads were iu conference
nearly all of yesterday. A meeting of the
grievance committee was also in almost
continuous session, formulating plans and
preparing for the conference with their em
ployers. At a late hour last night no action
had been taken by the grievance committee,
and it is rejiorted that the railway officials
determined to refuse to recognize the Feder
ation and treat only with individuals.
Portland, Ore., April 17. The Repub
lican state convention met here yesterday
and renominated B. Herman tor congress.
D. P. Thompson, of Portland, was nomi
nated for governor. The platform, favors
the Australian ballot system; indorses the
McKJmey tariff bill; declares in favor of
free and unlimited silver coinage, and ap
proves Speaker Reed's course.
An Ovation to Gen. Hayes.
Philadelphia, April 17. The celebration
of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Loyal
Legion closed last night with a reception at
the Academy of Fiue Arts, which affair
took the shape of an oration to ex-President
Hayes. Gen. Miles, (ien. Oreee. and others
assisted Mr. Hayes in receiving a large num
ber oi uistinguisheJ guests.
Cut in Rates at Chicago.
Chicago, April 17. The Missouri Pacific
railroad has announced a cut in the passen
ger rate from Kansas City to Pueblo from
$7.o0 to$G. The Rock Island and other
trans-Missouri lines announced their inten
tion of meeting the cut as soon as they could
do so legally.
Failure in the Knlt-Uoods Trade.
Amsterdam, N. Y., April 17. S. & O.
Busholtz, of Schenectady, knit-goods manu
facturers, have made an assignment to Sey
mour circn, oi this city. Tbe nrm is an old
one and wjll-known! to the trade. The lia
bilities are estimated at $80,000.
A Fair Deputy Assessor.
Crawfordsvillk, Ind., April 17. Miss
Jessie Jilkey enjoys the distinction of .being
the first female assessor In the count.v.' Hhn
hag just been sworn in as deputy assessor for
mis township, hue was graduated from the
Crawfordsville high school only last June.
Krupp Does a Wholesale Business.
London, April 17. The Krupps baveeon-
craaea arrangements lor the purchase .of the
entire village of . Alsendorf, which they pur
pose con vert ip Inta vast workshop.
SLAVS NOT WANTED
Powderly T ilks of Undesirable
THE I5VASI0N OF SLAVONIANS.
Habits and Characteristics of a People
Whose Presence I a Pest How They
Drive Away the Other Workmen, and
Their Mode of Living; and Wages
Prison Labor Contractors in Trouble
The Columbus Convention.
New York, April 17. Grand Master
Workman Terrence V. Powderly, of the
Knights of Labor, with more gray in his
elaborate mustache and less vivacity in his
mien than he had in the palmy days of the
organization, appeared before the sub-committee
of the congress committee on immi
gration yesterday at Castle Garden, and told
what he knew about several things relating
more or less to immigration. He said, with
some hesitation and more reservation, that
the order of which he was the head had
about 213,000 members, according to the last
report, in the United States.
The Slavonian Irruption.
He said that any immigrant, even imme
diately after landing, could become a mem
ber of the knights, if a member in good
standing vouched for him. T he immigra
tion of laborers to this country, particular
ly to the coal and coke region of Pennsyl
vania, had increased much in recent yeaiu
The German, Seotc'i, Welsh, Irish and Eng
lish miners wers being driveu from Penn
sylvania by the Slavonians, and not, as gen
erally supposed, by the Hunjarians The
Hungarian was an entirely indifferent
creatuia He had not long ago seen forty
Welshmen, who were citiz-.-ns of the United
States, leaving Kvranton to go back to
Wales. The Slavonian immigrants drove
away the Welsh, w ho found that they were
unable to make a decent living in America.
Slaves to Displace Freemen.
Just after the departure of the Welshmen
mr- , i . , . . . . . i
jur. rowueny nau seen iorty-two Slavonic
immigrants at the Hoboken ferry bound for
Scranton. There were virtually forty-two
slaves to take the plice of forty-two free
men driven out of the coal regions. The
Slavonians were not known, as the Amerl
ican miners were known, by their bosses as
Jack. Tom, Bill and Harry. They were
only known by the numbers by which they
were labeled. They did not live like Amer
ican miners, but roosted like chickens. In a
room 40x2n feet 100 Slavs si -pt in buuks ex
tending from the floor to the celling. The
atmosphere was filthy and the morality of
the men of a very low order.
A Menare to Civilization.
fcIn 1S82," Mr. Powderly said, "when these
imported laborers came to Maryland to take
the places of American miners, the Amer
leans said: 'These people can never take our
places.' But they did. They belonged to a
different order of men. They lived on little,
and made their shoes by cutting them from
the trees of the forest I cannot tell how
these laborers get in. I do not know whether
or not they are landed at Castle Garden.
They msy drop from the skies. I know that
they are crowding in and menacing our civ.
The Way They Live and Their Wages.
The Italians were, as a rule, un progressive.
The Poles made good citiz ns. The worst
Class of immigrants came or were brought
to the mining region. The men who sup
planted the Welsh, English, Scotch, Irish,
and American miners were very economi
cal in everything. One woman did the cook
ing for a house containing thirty or forty
men, and the result was that the morality of
mai woman was not very nign. "We are
sending missionaries to Africa," said Mr.
Powderly, "and importing heathens by tha
"Whatare the wagesof these men" "From
60cen!sto$l. I have yet to meet the man
who receives more than $1."
"How much did the old miners receiver
From $l..W to $ilu.n
Want MoreRadirat Measures.
Mr. Powderly believed in more radii al
measures to keep the uudcsiriible immi
grant out He thought that an immigrant
who came here to got a piaca secured for
htm by a friend was more desirable than one
who came here not knowing what he was go
ing to do. -I beiieve," said Mr. Powderly,
"that the authorities not only made no at
tempt, but opposed the enforcement of the
law. The labor agents are no good. Their
superiors have no sympathy whatever with
the man who works, except just before elec
lioa" THE COAL MINERS' SCALE.
A lta-,1 Agreed Ipon Rut the Mining
I'rire Still Insettled.
Columbus, O., April 17. At the miners'
convention yesterday the special scale com
mittee reported that a basis for a scale for
1890 had lieeu agreed upon. Mr. Rea said
the committee agrtel unanimously to rec
ommend that the scale basis of the ast three
yerfrs be adopted as the scale basis for the
coining year for Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The scale basis was adopted unanimously.
The question of the price for mining, which
the miner j desire to be placed at 20 cents
above the scale basis, was referred to the
special committee which agreed on the scale
basis, and the original scale committee was
invited to meet with this committee. These
matters are under discussion, with no defi
nite conclusions as yet
Convict Labor Contractor Arrested.
Trkjctos, N. J., April 17. The Federated
Labor Union and represents ires of the La
bor party of New Jersey have caused the ar
rest of Henry L. Butler, superv.sor of the
state's prison at Trenton; John Tobin, a
brush contractor iu the prison, and the let
ter's manager, John Co.ik. Warrants were
also issued for the arrest of Samuel Smith,
of the Keystone Shoe company; John B. Ir
dell, a shoe contractor, and a Mr. Linn, of
Linn & Pet tit. These men are all contrac
tors for prison labor at Treuton state prison.
It is expected that similar proceedings will
next be instituted against the principal
keeper, John H. Patterson. The charge
against all t lies m m U a violation of the ex
isting law in this state which regulates con
A Irfing Fight iu 1'roNpert.
Indianapolis, April 17. The carpenters'
strike is on in earnest and the conditions are
fair for a long and bitter fight The organ
ized bricklayers of the city are ready to
quit work any time if it is found that such
a move Is necessary to strengthen the car
penters1 cause. Unless the Uwses show a
disposition to meet the men. it is probable
that the bricklayers will go out in a few
No Change at Chicago.
Chicago, April 17. The strike of the
Carpenters here is still "on," and with poor
prospects of going "off." A movement is
on foot among the citizeus to appoint a com
mittee to talk with the bosses and try to
induce them to meet the men and arbitrate
Ueat Their SUIer lo Death.
Silver C'rkek, Neb., April 17. Mr.
Charlton aud his daughter, living near here,
were assaulted and brutally beaten Tuesday
night by three men, supposed to be Charl
ton's sons. The daughter uisd yesterday.
The boys have disappeared. The old man is
in a critical conditiou, and has made a
statement charging bis sons with tb
Nice Thing for Mr. Curler.
Brooklt.v, N. Y., April 17. -At a fare
well reception last uight to It3V. Theo L.
Cuyler, the retiring pastor of the Lafay
ette Avenue Presbyterian church, a purse
of $30,000 was given to Mr. Cuyler by the
parishioners, representing $1,000 for each
year of his service with the church.
London, April 17. Gladstone, writing la
regard to the establishment of an interna
J!0?1 copyright law with America, says:
When the barbarism of protet 'ion cease
to oppress that country w I may nop they
will present a plaiLr,whiHwlU tak frm
worthy of sof-rV
f- . i
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at ,
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
5 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT. IA.
l5p"Which are good Fitters
The lily or New rk It fe.
Chicago, Aprii IT The propeller City
of New York, v. iiich was reported to have
foundered off Mauitowoc, on Lake Michi
gan, with all on I oar J, is saf John Frin
diville, the vessel ia-.ur.ince agent, has re
ceived a dispitch fn.iu Capt. Gallagher.
The boat has j ae.l Mackinaw, aud was on
her way to Buffalo unhijure.1.
(oil kin Is In Ilrnianil.
New York, April 17. Lawrence Godkin,
editor of The Evening Post, was again ar
rested yesterday, this time on complaint of
Bernard Martin, deputy commissioner of
public works, who claiuis that the paper's
references to his career, in its history of
Tammany leaders, were libelous. Mr. God
kin was released on $o00 bail. to appear April
23 for a hearing.
Chicaoo. April le.
Quotations on the board of trade to-dav
were as follows: '.Vhent- No. t May, opened
Kc closed 8SY:; June, opene 1 87c. cleed
W-4c; July, opened Mo, closed tt'Agc, Corn
No. t May, opened SJc, closed !Cnc; June,
opened 8.v4e, closed &.'c: July, opened ?3'-4c,
closed :bc. OaU-Xo. i May, oieued ttc
closed 2R4c; June, V(iened SJVc, cl.xl 2Hc;
July, opined 23I4C, rl..scd Sc. Pork May",
opened tl3.iX). closed (13.41 June, opened
(13.1U, closed (13.5 July, opeoed (1325,
closed (U.W. Lard May, openeJ t6.40, closed
Live stock The stock yards report the fol
lowing range of prices: Hues Market oiieued
moderat ly active, packers buying slowly and
prices 10c lower; liKblIi;rdes,t.UVj.4J5: rouh
packing, (4.1U&4.15: mixed lots, (4 Wa4 ;
heavy packing- aud shipping lots, (4-'43
Cattle-Steady: beeves, J3.2Vi-5.uJ: cows and
mixed, (1.50&3 i; stmkert aud feeders, $-'.40
10 3.70; corn-fed Texans, $3.UUfei.Ha. fheep
Weak; native muttuus, 14 5oj6.Uu; lambs.
lrodui-r: Butt -r Fancy Ehrin. Si7Ve per
lh; tine i reaiueries. 171(1 ; darl.s, fluest, fresh.
14tl7c; fresh packing stock. Evs
Strictly fresh, 11c per doz. Dressed poultry
Chickens. vl2.1Uc per lb; turkeys, 1ou.1V;
young hens, 1315lc; ducks, 12 tl4j. Apples -Fair
to choice, (3. U44.SU per bbl.
New Voiie, April 10.
Wheat No. 2 red winter, 4H40 cash; do
May, V2tc: do June, Hc; do July, Vic;
do August. i4c. Corn-No. 9! mixed 41
4 c cah; do April. 40lc; do May. do
June, 40c. OaU-lull; No. t mixed, iW',
81M&C cash; do May, aic: do June, c. Rye
-Dull. Barley-Nominal. Pork-Dull; mess
(t3.;5&14.W for new. Lard Quiet: June, la 72:
Live Stock: Cattle-Market dull auJ 10c KM
P lower: steers, ( l.su(i,4.t f loo fcs; bulls and
dry rows, (I.a3a3.75. Sheep and Lttmo -Market
steady; sheep, fc.Srim,7.0u $J 1) s; Uml,
(C,WJi7.5i. Hugs - Nominal steady; live
bogs, (4.4u4.K) V UU s.
Hay Upland prairie, IT SO.
Ry Tfmotnjr $6 0n&$6 M.
Hay Wild, f3 00(ftV4 Oi.
Cord Wood$S 5 &4. 0.
Tkia powder never varlaa. A marvel of parity,
trenjttn and wholesomneM. More economics
thaa & ordinary kinds, and cannot STaoW
-viyvww wive mmm wuiuvtiUf HOW (Ml Kkrt
waifht alom er prphoaphau powdari . i&U JZ
44aItoTAL Baum FOWDMS Co.,10 O
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stubley & Co., a shipment of their '
1622 SIECOZLSTIZ) .A. 1ST "CHS.
2011 Fourth Avenue. Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Bugsies. Boys' Expres Wagons. Base Balls and Bats. Rubber Bill-, etc
Also a full line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing rspcr. Tablets. Ink. Slates. Lead and Slate Pencils, Etc.
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of the long ferirs of ALADDIN Stores This Is beantifnl in
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features-is b" !tJSt S
iuj0":re lh,a 8iove aud ,esrn iu good for ft s?!" S A
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS Thia ha. rl
so popular that n .. being copied as far as they dare oT unrnpulons nart". ut
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St, Rock Island.
-0". "W. crcosnEs-
liesler In New and
Second Hand Goods
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
The falghes wire iaid for p.Midn of an kind. Will trade, . II or buy anything.
No. 1614 Secocd Avenue.
or. HVT. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker . Bakery,
MAMUf ACTUKEB OF CRaCKESI ASD BISCUITS.
Afck your Grocer for them. They are best.
t-Spec!altl; The Christy "OYSTER" and the Christy "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A. j. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largest stock of Carpetin8. Mattinft and
WEST OP CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 tad 127 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.