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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 1890.
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THE D AILX ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTEK.
WKDruDAT, Ann, 23. 1890.
Orat Profit of th Sagaj- TraaC
It ha bn recently stau-d that the
profit of the great sugar trust ar equal
to from 30 to 40 per cent, oa the capital
actaally invested. The appraised valua
tion of the different concern on entering
the trust wan about 11-000,000. Ia giv
ing out certificate of capital to the mem
bers of the combination the capital wis
rained to three time that amount.
The motive of thia it plain. The enor
mous profit of the trust, if reckoned on
a capital of RW.OOO.OOO, appear leas ex
orbitant than if reckoned on the actual
capital and attract b attention and
hostility from the public.
Meanwhile the head of the trust, Theo
dore F. Havemeyer, defends hizmv-lf
very logically by the principle of the
pnAectiofifeita in the following style:
'The great cry of one of the great par
ties ia for protctki; that i they cry
for it loudly during campaigns. But
when we proceed to give ourselves some
protection a howl is raised. They dfc
tnand protection for the industries.
When an industry proUfts itself it in
aid that it It ill-gal."
The sugar trait is a very shrewd and
daring "infant industry;" it seize, the
thundVr of the prot--tiontt Jove and
uws it for it own Midi. The trust ia
thoroughly logical. If It is a good thing
to have the products of American mills
and factories increased in price to the
consumer above their normal value, why
may not different branches of industry
form trunU to raise prices and thus pro
tect themselves? They will r-alize larger
returns on their capital, and that means
protection to the American laborer; for
it is one of the beautiful dogmas of our
protectioni-it teachers that the more
money the employer makes the higher
the wages of the laborer will 1?.
Good protectionists ought really to ap
plaud Mr. Havemeyer and his associates
in the trust, and ought to hold thern up
to the admiration of the people.
And the consumer ought not to com
plain. If protection is to raise prices to
him at all, it really matters very little
whether it come through congressional
enactment or whether it be the result of
Consumers ought to be more consid
erate, anil not to denounce Mr. Have
meyer as an "all round villain."
We should remember that a trust is
"purely a private aff.iir," with which
the government has nothing to do.
Meanwhile the suar tru-t is firmly
holding its ground behind a wall of h't
per cent, average ad valorem duties; and
the reduction on raw guar without
any reduction on refined sugar as is re
ported to be the plan of Mr. McKinley's
committee, provided he can g-t the con
sent of the Kansas repres-ntati ves for
any reduction at all will only serve to
strengthen the defenses of the sugar
There is one practical way to turn the
position of the trust; and common sense
people cannot see why that should not
be adopted. Mr. McKinley himself said
to an Ohio audience during the campaign
in that state last fall: "Whenever this
free competition u evaded or avoids by
combinations of individuals or corpora
tions, the duty should be reduced and
foreign competition promptly invited."
Bo, after all the wild and windy dec
tarnation of Republican stump speakers
in election times, their ablest leaders do
believe that the tariff raises the price of
goods to the consumer. If the tariff
does not raise prices, then Mr. McKin
ley's fine sentence would lose its point,
for It would be a foolish procedure to
strike at the sugar trust by the removal
of duties if these duties do not keep the
We are now collecting $-Vj,900,000 a
year in duties on sugar the poor bear
ing a relatively much higher proportion
of the burden than tbe rich arid until
the present Republican congress assem
bled everybody supposed that the govern
ment had no need for this enormous sum.
Now, however, it seems that congress is
making away with the surplus In such a
record breaking style, and is carrying
out so fully the late Corporal Tanner's
exclamation, "To hell with the surplus!''
that instead of a surplus we are to have
a deficit, and that there Is more method
than madness in Mr. McKinley's drag
net process for finding new subjects of
From present appearances the sugar
trust has nothing to fear.
SHOT BV A JEALOUS GIRL.
A Inung New Vnrker llMngffroiMljr
Wnunilt.fi ly HI ttfr-thrt.
Htracl'sk N V., April I.izxie hoar,
a ban'lxjtne girl of 23 years, was walking
yiMtorday with Jos-pii Kmrnsy. son of Wm.
Kaarney, the trwr, hti !ij drew a re
volver and obot tilin t .. in th? head Ha
ws found to in dangetously tnj'irf.l. Kear
ney bavl tweii keeping ri.uip.iny with the
girl for oin time am it ts mippose.1 sh
bot him on aecount ol Jealousy of another
ftrL 11 lavs Dear, wbo was found Inter ap
parently ulwp at hnr hi mm, clniiie.1 having
met KxaTDoy ulncw last Thursday, and de
clared that (he did not shoot him. Kdaruey,
In hit ante-mortem tMiiietit, sweurs that
b did th bootin(-
Bn Hanging Twntr-Fur Hour.
CBlCaoo, April 23. Neighbors saw a man
leaning against tha bulrony on the third
Boor of I4i East Indiana street Monday.
Twenty-four. hour, la tor be attll stood In the
same potitiou, and a policeman investigated.
IX found the man banging from the roof of
tb balcony by a clothe lln. hts feet barely
touching the floor. Nothing ia known of the
man except that be rental rooms in th
kooas three weeks ago, and that a week ago
bii wife leftblm.
PARNELL'S LAND BILL.
It Maala a Worm Fate Than Goscheo'a
. It, Friend Are Eneiule.
LONDON, April 23. In presenting bis land
scheme, which he offers as a substitute for
the complicated meaaure introduced by Bal
four, Parnell ha succeeded la mystifying
hi friends as well as his opponent. While
they will naturally support a measure
framed by the leader of their party, the
Nationalist members' feel that tbey are
entitled to a full explanation ot
the schema which many of them
now unhesitatingly admit that they do not
understand. The Freeman's Journal is dis
satisfied because it leaves tbe landlords in
Ireland. Tbe Conservative Express say the
Dill asserts a principle for which the land
lords have vainly contended. The Fall Mall
Gazette say that if tuch a bill bail emanated
from the Tories it would have been over-
whelmed with every epithet that Irish im-
t agination could Invent. -'
A Iatardljr Bobbery.
Chicago, April 23. Pretty Louisa Wood
ruff toboed despairingly as she walked into
polios headquarters Tuesday afternoon. Her
saving for seven years, $700, bad been
stolon, and she was left panniless SXl mile
from home, rbe haa been a school teacher
at Appleton, Wis. With $700 accumulated
she made np her mind tha she would go into
business for herself. Monday she started
for Chios go to invest her saving in a stook
of millinery. She was within fifty miles of
th city when she became drowsy and
leaned back in her seat for a nap. Her
pooketbook she buttoned fast in the bosom
of her dreea, but when she awoke it waf
gone, without a clue to the thief.
The Nevada Senator Tackles
the Windom Idea-
A EOT ELAST AT THE EECSETARY.
The Tranrr Bill All Wrong aal Win-
dam Kicking Oat of HU Kroner Hr
ntt Civil feerrtee Reform Ha an Airing-
In th Hon Th World Fair
ttlll Goes to th White Hoooe Com
mercial Traveler, Before a Hon
Washisotcs Citt. April 83. Ssnator
Stewart, of Xevada, U out ia a long inter
view in answer to Secretary WmJ'm'i let
ter on tb nlvr question. At the ou'set he
questions the secretary' right to formulate
legislation, end intimates tint h would bet
ter wait to pve information when reqiired
by congress to do to, and ieava ths legisla
tive department frs to formulate ani pas
bill. Tbe -hare male by the secretary
tfcat the -.;v-r men ia proposal legislation
are m3ien.-e.i ty a d-sire to enhance tb.
value of silver and mafca a market for their
product without regard to other mV-rests,
Senator Stwrt says, hu fottaia'tm in
$aftVrtog; for Want of Moner.
Secretary Wmdom, he says, confounds the
liver question with the money q-i'sstioa
The business of the country is aff ;ring f jr
ie want of mora m-my It haben ia th
powsr of tbe secretary of the trasnry all
along t relieve the tr:n;!acy in the money
market, tut be has neglected to eirfcie tha
power conferrei upon bim to toy it.Otrt.OXi
worth of silver a mmtb for coins?, an 1 ha
limited bis purchase, sufcHtaatii.ly to the
minimum of i:ff)f)) mrm'.h. m irnit,'
tion of the poli-ry of the iHmJCTatic alalia
Mtration." Hwrretary WinJom, he savs, in
demandinsr the rupeml of the b)ani act, hu
offered a substitute which mav or mav not
be better than n absolute repeal.
Ibat Objectionable Reservation.
He proposes by his substitute to pur-.-hsis
silver bullion to the extent of thi proluct ot
the United S".ats and to issus treasury
notes therefor, redeomsbis in S:!vr coin or
in si.ver bullion at ths markt prir-e at tha
time of redsmption. He reserves tha riSv..
however, to suspend th-s iev.pt 'f silv-sr
bullion wh. -never in his jucgraMi: ani that
of the president certain ooul.tions exist,
making it expedient to do so. This power
if exercise! in tin ssme manner tht the
power conferre.1 by law opoa the srretary
to purchase bullion ha been ex -rc-iel since
the pa-age of the Bland act, rn-ght mika
toe law entirely inoperative.
fnetlon frer Ihe Serretarv.
Jfo silver bullion would be reeved unl-?ss
in the discretion of th s-cretary it was
proper to V so. IS hat nsrht, Henttor Stew
art asks, has iWrtsry Windom to '.-ensure
the aivoostes of more mon -y rcaii tbey
are unwi.lin to trust hirn wjth su.-h iiscre-
tion, in view of the manner in which tha
discretion now -onferryl by law has ben
exer'-ise-L Mr. Windom' propose 1 treas
ury notes be says, are not miner: they sra
simply promises to pay in silver bullion or
silver crjin; thoy have no leal teni--r qua:i-
ties in tbe han Is of the peopla, an 1 tb-jy will
not pay private debts without the consent of
Dw.n't Like the Anchor Feature.
Of tha bullion redemption f-ature of S.-c
retary Windotn's bill Mr. Stewart avs:
"Why anchor these treasury note, to the
recoifnize.1 values of tbe commercial world!
Tbose'values are gold values. Does tha sec
retary mean that, aft-r ail, these treasury
notes are oniy credit mony, depending for
their value upon the single, gold rtan lardl
If such is his meaning, an 1 he can have no
other, why buy ilverl Why not use paper!
Paper is ju-it as good credit money as silver.
If silver n not to beusel for money ani
everything must he 'anchored' to gold, let
that be plainly understood and lt the plat
form be repudiated in direct language. It
will take less words end deceive le, people
than it wiil to pretend to use silver a, money
while It is simply used as credit."
What the Silver Men Want.
fcWhat the so-ca!led silver men want,'"
Senator Stewart said, "and what the Repub
lican party promised, i-. that th9 sovereign
power of the government to i-reato money
all be, m exercise"! as to keep the supply of
money equal to the demand. They protest
against being place1 in a position of desiring
to unload silver .n tbegovernmmt for selfish
and unworthy mot. ves. They also protest
against the advocacy by the secretary of the
treasury of the single gold standard, in It,
most offensive form, when he declares that
silver is not money, hut that, like paper, it
shall ultimately le redeemed in gold."
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
Tb Fair Bill Flnallr I'aed Other
Trannartlon of the Hmlramrn.
WAStirrfTO! Crrr, April 2a Tbe bil:
passed by the senate Saturday providing for
a site for a supreme court building was re
considered yesterday and amended so as to
give the District supreme court power to de
cide case of real estate valuation, and then
passed again. A resolution was adopted
railing upon the superintendent of census
to send to the senate his scheme for obtain
taining statistics of farm mortgogps, etc
Mitchell spoke In favor of his bill to elect
senators by popular vote, and in the course
of bis speech denounced the secret session a
a "relic of monarchy." The District appro
priation bill was passed, as was the zoologi
cal park bil, and the senate adjourned.
Caldwell introduced a bill in the bouse ex
tending the provision of the eight-hour-dav
act Vi all persons employed on work for the
government. JJingley reporUl a bill class
ifying worsteds as woolens. The diplomatic
and consular appropriation bill was report
ed to the house. Itrarrins $I,4'J0,lrJo. The
World's fair bill was taken up, tho senate
amendment agreed to and the bill passed.
Tbe statement In these dispatches that a
clause bad been put In tbe bill prohibiting
the sale of liquors on the fair grounds was
an error. The bill now goes to the presi
dent, Tbe legislative, executive and judicial
appropriation was taken up in committee of
tbe whole and precipitated a partisan de
bate which lasted tbe whole afternoon, tbe
house adjourning with an amendment pend
ing striking nut the appropriation for clerks
"WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR T"
Flanagan ' Celebrated Question the Ani
mil of a House tJeoate.
Washixotom Crrr, April Zi. While tb
bouse was In committee of tbe whole yester
day on tbe legislative, executive, and judi
cial appropriation bill, Orosvenor said of the
eivil service law that he did not believe that
the law and it administration was approved
by one-fifth of the member of either house
of oongreas. He believed that if each mem
ber of tbe house would vote his deliberate
opinion be would declare that the whole sys
tem was founded on a mistake, and its ad
ministration on a falsa principle. It was
detrimental so the very purpose it was aimed
to accomplish. Applause!
Lodge Defend the Law.
Lodge defended the civil service la w, and
resented it beirg characterized aa a humbug
and a fraud. It was not un-American and
unrepMWican. To him the things which
were un-American and nnrepublican were
favoritism, and nepotism, and personal in
terest, by wbich a spoils or patronage sys
tem must be always operated. It is un-
American to see the representatives of tbe
people banging about the ante-chamber of
tbe government offices. It was neither re
spectfuL nor decent, nor manly to have offi
cers of tha'government giving hour after hour
ortbeir time listening to personal and politi
A Hrnsh with Splnolu.
Subsequently in tho . debate Lodge read
from The New York Evening Post a list ot
the occupations of the member ot tbe Tam
many executive committee. In retaliation
for thia Spinola read from the same paper
an article reflecting upon the character of
Benator Quay, but was declared out of order
for reading a scurrilous article against
senator. Bplndla then continued in order,
attacking the administration as being "Eng
lish, tou know," It had abolished the green
timn. the color f.f Li Erin, and substi
tuted a red s'lj)?.
Drntsli of in Alliaawa.
Wabhisotos Citt. April 21 The senate
committee on agrccu.tBr and forestry
yesterday bad under consider ti n Senator
Vaitct)' b.H to provi'ls for a syste a of ware
houses for farm proluct throt rhout the
country to be operated by the gt remmect.
which is to issue st, notes upon the deposit
of grain therein. The bill u ad orated by
th Farmers' Alliance, ani CoL I'olk, preai
dect of that organization, spoke t the com
mittee. Ha propositions mere: rree corn
age of silver Mines of enrrency of full legal
tender "Sufficient to meet tbe demands
of tbe bminejsa of the eountry and bsued
on tie priiucts ttorcl ia the a ebouses.
Got Oft Some Grew torn Joke.
WasHisGT-as City. April 23. Tbe com
mittee to investigate the marier it Clayton
in Arkansas left here yesterday. Bergen,
the chairman, was on the fi or of the house
before he l-f t. and hts friends t ade htm a
tearful adieu, assuring him that if be did
oot get tack alive they would spread them-c-lves
h-n eu.'oi w ere in orler. Bpeaker
Raed. smd'.ng all over tls fsca, remarkl as
be shook r.ai with Rer?n: -It a sweet to
die for one's country. "
Pensions for lleafnes.
Washis-jT'j.v t'tTT, April iJ.-The touse
-ommitt on invalid pensions h u autnor
li.-d a fav-irable report on the sen ite bill in
creasing the rat of p-nstons f r certain
cases of deafness. Tb-j biil provides that
any veteran who served in the ar of the
rvbrlilon and contracted disease lesuhinz in
tjtal di-afness of i oth ears shall be entitled
to receive a pension of 14-) fer month.
with a proportionate pension for a ie de
gree ot deafness.
Heard the Com ni err ial Irarrler.
Wasbi-jot n City. April jrs A d-!eza-
tion of tlie Con.c:ercial Travelers a-ooation
was heard yesteriar by tbo iirjsa com.
mere omnuttt? Th..-y wautel the in'er
rtits (ijin:iii.T:,4 law am-nii siastopeT'
mit the-n to trava. at low rat-. aai ia
forme-i the '-nimrt s ta;tt thev w-rj
0J strong, an i ;-n 1 annuiiiy st.t.','W,
of whijc lV,'vM is for raiiw t.c:ie:.
Quirr; Ire', Wife Can't (ima In.
WaH!ngtos City, April 23. The treas
ury department has decline 1 to allow the
wife ani four children of Mr. Q long Lee. a
Cninese resident of tbU country to land in
this country, boi ling that the lnw excludes
them unless a oTiiticate ispres ntel from
the Chine government that they are simply
tour.a's. and wili, ft..r seeing ttis country,
return to China.
The Fostomce Appropriation.
Wasbixotox CiTr, April Si The pot
office appropiatioa bill was fini died by the
bouse committee 'n postoffi and post
reals ye-terdy. It carries an appropria
tion ot being but a few thou
sand do !ar-m-"re than the est mate sub
mitted by ihe d-partment. anr. '.-4".'5j'5
more tiiHii t ie appropriation fr the current
A irnnsin lan Appointed.
Washington- city. April The attor
ney gen-fil y-sterdty upiK.int! John J.
Fruit, of Wisconsin, assistant l'i:ted States
at'oruey fo: iln !ern dittricl Wisvnmi
ABBREVIATED TELEGR sMS.
Tbe Ohio s -nate Toelay oV-fea'e l an anti
The presbytery of Cedar Kaf his. Ia, has
unanimously voted in favor of revision.
The president has nominated J ibn C. Fre
mont to be a mtjor general on the retired
Tbe First National bank of Faii-fMd, Tex.,
capital $00,000, has been authorb ed to com
President Carnot, of France, v site I, Tues
day, at Ajacoio, Corsica, the hot se in which
Napoleon was born.
A iiHti.'iiHl convention of cbur h members
opposed to secret s'.cieti-si and Morrnoni-m
is If iug held in Chicago.
The f!r-.t anniveriarv of the settlement of
Oklahoma was r-M.rated at U ithrie with
great rej ect i, Tuesday.
Editor O'Bri-n denies the report that he is
engaged to t married to M'ile R iffalovitch,
the daughter of a Parisian (innn ier.
Creston, 1 1. , w ill build anothe- gra pal
acethis yasr aud endeavor to mnke it much
more buutif'ii than tbe one of lat year.
AIinneaioIit and St. Paul hanki are refus
ing to receiv-t Canajjiun silver at all, and
discounting Dominion paper in mey2 per
The report of a fight in Harltm county,
Ky., between militia and Wil Howard's
gang was a 'fake'' pure and simple. Ho uch
Tbe latest newB from Nrth McGregor,
Ia.,istthe effect that Cornell, who was
shot by (irinnell, is still alive v ith a very
slight chance of recovery.
The department of agricultur i estimates
that thre are ".l,-roM,iiiO bogs in this coun
try, of which r,.H Ki.iksi are In Iowa, 5,443. 000
in Illinois, and i, 5-10,00) in India ia.
The supreme court of Illinois 1 as given an
opinion declaring void the honi s voted at
ML Vernon to Bid the St. Loui and South
eastern railway. The amount was f lft.OOO.
Ex-Mayor Cullev, of Fitchburg, Mass.,
committed suicide .Monday by d -owning in
the reservoir at that place. He w as .V) year
old and off bis mental balance owing to con
Representatives of Detroit grain houses,
who have recently been through th wheat
fields of Michigan, charge that tbe I'atrons
of Husbandry and Farmers' Alliance are
falsifying the situation iu their reports to
the agricultural department and putting the
condition ut least per cunt, too low.
Ilase Hall Itecnnl.
CliK Aiio, April 'Si. The diflereut base
ball uggregntiong of tnlent nia.lu the follow
ing scores yesterday: National league: At
Now York New York .'J, Philadelphia 7; at
Boston Boston 11, lirooklyn 1; at Cincin
nati Cincinnati :t, Chicago 1; at Pittsburg
1'ittibiirg 1, Cleveland 7.
brotherhood: At New York New York
i:j, i'hiladelphi i 8; at Huston Boston H,
lirooklyn 10; at Pittsburg Pitts nirg 3, Chi
cago 5; at ItufTctlii IlulTalo HI, Cleveland 7.
American association: At Philadelphia
Athletic 17, Kyracuse (!; at Brooklyn
Rochester 7, Brooklyn 2; at Louisville
Louisville 2, Columbus l;ut HI. Louis Ht.
Jouis 9, Tol.do r.
Western association: At Milwaukee Mil
waukee 5, Minneapolis ; at Ka isas City
Kansas City :!, Ouiuhu T; ut D.nver Den
ver VW, Sioux City I.
Against the fomptilaory Law.
Tuwoi.a, HI., April j:s. A decision by
Judge Hughes, of the circuit cou-t, rendered
yesterday, virtually declares t ie compul
sory education law of Illinois f no effect.
The Lssue came up when Truant Officer
Johnson arrested a boy who "as not at
tending school and brought iiim before
Judge Hughes. The case was tr.ed before a
jury. Judge Hughes' instructions were such
that tbe jury could but find for t be boy, who
was discharged from custody, while a fine
was imposed upon the ofHoer for unlawfully
arresting the truant.
Acting; f.ovemor for New Hampshire.
Concord, N. H., April Zi. Jlon. David
A. Taggnrt, president of the rat senate,
was appropriut ly inaugimrah.-tl as acting
governor yoslerday by tb. exet utivs coun
cil and will perform the gubernatorial du
ties during the absence of (J.v. Coodell, who
is incapacitate I by sickness. This is the first
time in tin: history of the stuto si no 1781
that tins preside.it of the senate has been
called ii)H)n to discharge tliu duties of gov
ernor. Now John, What Ilo Yon SayT
Sax Francisco. April S3. Tb i California
Athletic club lust night voted to make tbe
Bullivan-Juckson purse $20,00X1 The fight
is not expected to take place before Septem
ber. Iowa Republican Convention.
DBS Moixie, Ia, April 23. ".'be Repub-
Ilican state central committee, at its meeting
bar yesterday, deeided to hold t m next con
vention at Sioux City June V5.
ADOPTED A SYSTEM.
The Federation of Labor's Plan
0SE TRADE 10 STRIKE AT A TIME.
Tbe Carpenters' Stmgfle lint In tbe
Field, and Foods Asked for to Help
the Cause A Stubborn Flg-at on mt
Chicago Com per Delivers aa Address
The Indianapolis Trouble Settled
Notes from the Labor Field.
New Yoek, April 2U The American
federation of labor has issued an a-llren to
"the wage workers and sympathizers with
progress of America,' requesting all, except
the carpenters and joiners, to refrain from
taking action to secure concessions until the
first great struggle ha been won. Their
contributions wul be needed to aecur tbe
success of the carpenters and joiners, which
trade has been selected to make the first de
mand for the enforcement of the eigat-hour
day May 1. If all trades strike it will mean
defeat frall, or at least only temporary
Apnea! for Sinews of War.
Contribu lions from all are solicited, and if
the fund raised is not needed for tbe carpen
ter it will be devoted to aiding tbe next
trade which is selected to demand the con-
cest-ion. Sympathizers, who are not actual
age-workers, ar- also invited to contrib
ute. It was hoprtl that tbe ample notice
given the apparent j istice of the demand,
and tbe p-ao-aMe methol of its presenta
tion would have caus-d the concessons to
be gracefully yielde-i
flonlile lloss-iloillf rs.
Eot the b.ti!e attituleo: the boss-build
ers at Chicago and Indianapolis is evidence
that the employers in'en 1 to make a stub
b.m resi-tauee. In view of this the work-
ing:nen mu-t stand ali the closer together,
and concentrate their e:T-rts as above rec-
orr..aiendel. C-ntnbut.ons sboul J be sent to
Christopher Evsn secretary of tbe fe-lera'
tion. 21 Clinton Piace. New York. Tbe ad
dress is siijnel by Samuel Gomper?, presi-d-nt;
Wiilim Martin, first vica p.esident;
P. J. Mrtiuire, second vice pre-id--nt, and
Henry Emrich, treasurer-
NO COMPROMISE AT CHICAGO.
The New A'soriallnn of Bosses Too Weak
ChiCaoi, April Si. The solution of the
carpenter." tnke seems as di-tar.t as ever.
No com proms; is pos-ible between tbe op
posing for- es. and until the toss carpenters
and bu.lbr,' a"s-sition, recen'ly organ-ize-1,
is able to furnish work to seven -eighths
of the uriemj Kyed carp-cters in the city, it
is not thought probable that a 'ettlement
can be effected through thi ttT 'tts of tie
Matt Hold the Balance of i'ower.
Tbe arbitration committee from tbe new
rxs carpeuters' ass. K-iation met the confer
ence committee of the striking carpenters
yesterday afternoon. A thorough csnvas
of the situation showel that all parties are
agreed thst the carpenters' strike can be
quickly brought to a termination when the
membership of the br association is so far
increased that they hold a balance of power
among tbe builders and bosses of the city.
This consummation, however, is very doubt
ful. The Spirit of Turbulence.
The spirit of some of tbe strikers was
shown ye-teriay at Englewood when PWof
th.-m, after trying in vain to induce some
non-union men to quit work, attacked them.
They were brutally beating oneof the work
ers when Police S'-rgt. Begley went to the
rescue. The striker, then turned on tbe
officer and would have pounded hiu Into In
sensibility if a detail of polio had not
dashed tip in a p itrol wagon. -Fifty of th
strikers were arrestel. Begley was not se
riously wounded, but was cut several places
on the scalp.
A Spee h by Compersw
Fully 8,01 people attended the eight-hour
demonstration at Battery D last night
Samuel fiornpers, the president of the feder
ation, of trades, was the princ:pil speaker
and addreied thi m-eting at great length.
Tbe strikers are receiving letter and tele
grams of encouragement from all parts of
ltrl k makers Go Out.
All the brick-makers in the northern
and uor'hwe-tern yards to tbe number of
some 1,'J M went out on strike yesterday. A
meeting wa h'-M Sunday, at which it was
determine! to d' tnand that 7.U0J bricks
should constitutes day's work instea.1 of
as heretofore, and that the pay, which
ranges from J to 2 50 a day, should be
the same. This was not agreed to by the
SERENE AT INDIANAPOLIS.
Tho Men f.rt the Fight-Hour Itajr uil
, Make ftome ConrfMlnnn.
IsiMANAta-ji is, April Si. The carpenters'
strike has U-en settled to the satisfaction of
everybody concernl, at a conference be
tween committees of the rtrikers and the
bosses. Tbe contractors conceded the eight
hour tiny, and made an agreement, to hold
good for one year, to pay "flrst-ciass" car
penters and joiners .SO cents an hour. Tbe
original demand of tbe strikers was 3T cents
an Uoiir, although tbey had only been get
ting from 2) to "J cents.
The Men Wilt Re Graded.
Nothing iw said nlx.ut grading tbe men,
but, as the question as to 'tirst-clnas" work
men is to lie decided by the Ikhs and the
foreman, if is practically a grading of the
workmen. The contractors claim that, un
der the agreement, they may hire men not
llrst -class workmen at the pri -es they have
been aying. The agreemeut w as signed by
the two committees, the association ratified
It. and the strikers will return to work.
This is Is-lieved to be a virtual settlement of
tbe painters' strike also, as the Itosses will
now ugree to 30 tsmts an hour.
Hallway Strike Settled.
Danville, 111., April 2.1. The officials
and freight train men of tbe Chicago &
Eastern Illinois railroad have settled all dif
ference, by the adoption of a schedule which
concedes all t e demands of tbe trainmen
except 1-1(1 of a cent )er mile fur both con
ductors and brakeineu. Home of the men
were iu favor of holding out for this 1-10 of
a cent, but were outvoted.
The Trouble at Pittsburg.
Ftttsbcro, April 13. Yeeterday a Worn
mittee of employe called on Superinten
dent Turner, of the Pittsburg, Cincinnati
and St. Louis railway. They represented the
Brotherhood of Hiilw.iy Trainmen and
left a demand for an advance in wages and
decreaso in hours, with other items for the
consideration of the railway officials.
Fight Hours After May 1.
Boston, April SI. The mass meeting of
carpenters last night adopted resolutions
aot to work over eight hour a day rfter
Blew Up and Killed tbe Watchman.
Marquette. Mich., April ai The An
thony Powder mill, southwest of Negaunee,
blew up Tuesday evening. Twenty minutes
later a second explosion occurred, supposed
to be one of the storage houses. It is be
lieved that no oue was at the works at tbe
time save the watchman, who is undoubted
ly killed. The noise of the explosion wa.
heard twelve miles.
Gen. Mllle Gain- Hlind.
Chicaoo, April 2J. Gen. L N. Stiles, the
well-known lawyer or this city, has become
almost totally blind and the physicians say
hi nun la hnnnlttMi And f.hnf. Im u-ill ttntivalv
lose hts sight, owing to paralysis of the op
tic nerve, no can just see the outlines er a
man standing close to him, but is attending
to his legal duties and otherwise in robust
Mrs. O'Shea and Her Lnr.
London, April J Mrs. O'Shea has bad
a dispute! with her solicitor, Mr. George
Lewis, and is seeking tbe retention of an-
ovser legal aaviaer in Der delensa in tb I
tion for divorce brought against ber
leapt. O'Shea. The defense (Mrs. O'Shea
and Parnell) have not yet filed their answer
Reckless Tardiness in Giving a
NEARLY FORTY ME5 SACRIFICED,
rhirtv of Whom Are Bariad la a Fiery
Sepulchre Three Explosions la Suc
cession Terrible Scene at the Pit
Month ral from tbe Flooded Dis
trict Bay on Sara Call for Help Dep
utation and Death Abroad Fright! at
Accident at a Boll Fight.
CHETXSJie, Wy. T., April 23 Thirty
men are imprisoned in the Rock Springs
coal mine, Sa 4, which U on fire, ani it is
almost certain that all are deal The mine,
which is the largest ia the far west, was dis
covered V) be on fire at 1 o'clock vest ;r lay
morning Th flames were kept under con
trol for a time, but about 9 tbe fire com
menced to spread rapidly, and tbe men were
ordered to the surfac. They had I en
nervous for some time, aud a mutiny w as
threatened an hour before the general alarm
was sounded. Tbey mide a ma 1 rash for
The Warning Too Long Delayed.
The leaders, whose liid features height
ened tbe effect of the dust gather ad on their
faces, were just issuing from the shaft's
mouth, when a fearful explosion, heard for
miles around, madd the earth quiver ani
was followed by a volume of smoke whi -b
rushed out of the shaft. The terrible f sar
that hun Ire-is of the men still telow the
surface had met death pressed upon all and
roused the 3.OU0 people in the camp, who
swarmed to the entrance of tbe mine. The
agonizing cri-s of f rightened womn an i
children added to the terror.
Rescuer Hravely Face Death.
There were rails for volunteers 'or a res
cuing pirty, and a score of brave mn re
sponded. Their disappearance was tbe sig
nal for another explos3-n, louier and more
frceful tfcan the first. Seven of the Search
ers were injured, one past revery. Th
camp seemed panic-stricken, but the appeals
and demands of tbe women for help to save
their husbands and sons roused tbe men to
action. A doien men descended this time,
and returned in a few minutes with six in
sensible Chinamn, and said that ten others
of the race hat been seen lying prostrate.
Two of tbe pcuel Chinamen diel in a few
minutes. Three explosions followed in rapi 1
succession, each seeming more terrible than
the pre.-e.ling one.
Further Succor Impossible.
Smoke Lssu-d in a full volume from all the
entrances, and any further attempts to save
tbe men imprisoned below was abanioned.
There are still at least thirty men in tbe
mine, mostly Chines. That these are al
most certainly deal there is little doubt, but
even were they living their fate is seale-i.
for there U no possibility of another descent
being made until tbe firs is under control.
Of the men injired three have already ex
pire.!, an 1 it is thought that four more can
not turvive. All the entrances have been
closed, and every eTwt is being made to
keep the tire within certain bounds, but it
cannot be subdued within three months.
The mine has an underground area of nine
miles, a capicity of 5 cars a day, and tbe
prestige of producing tbe best fuel mined in
thec-r. It is the property of the Union
Pacifi.- railway and valued at l,rt'0,ij.
Among the fifteen who were badly injured
by the explosion or in the work of rescue
are: David Thomas and Ed Evans, foremen
of tbo other m;nes; Frank Hodges an 1 Alex.
Diatt, tbe former a boss and tbe latter
THE BAYOU SARA DISASTER.
Ai Appeal for Boat to Save I If'
tlonal Aid Requeed.
New Orleans, April 23 At 3 p. m.
Gov. Nicboll's received from Bayou Sara
an appeal for a boat to save the people. Tbe
dispatch said that unlevt help arrived there
might be great loss of life. A stesmer and
barges were at once s-nl from Bston Rouge,
and other tsts will leave immediately.
Governor Nichoils has telegraphed Senator
Gibson that tbe breaking of the Morgan sea
levee is so great a disaster that he feels
justified in appealing for compt national
Other I-evee Giving Away.
A break occurred vest r lay in the left
bank near Gardere, ten miles below Baton
Rouge. Two crevasses also occurred in the
Atchafalaya levees, one abvve and one below
West Melville. The water is running over
the levees all along that section. Tbe pro
tection levee in front of Yi.la.lia broke yes
terday, and many bouses are submerged.
This is the first break in the Natchez, dis
trict. Tbe ljike Concordia levee also gave
way. Tbe lower portion of Concordia parish
will be flooded, and great damage must
Tbe lake water which had encroached oh
the outskirts of New Orleans is steadily re
ceding. Tbe wash-outs along the Louisville
& Nashville road have been repnir-vl, aud
trains are passing as usual.
Suffering at Point Coupee.
The Times-Democrat' Bayou tvira special
says: Tho suffering in Point Couple is ter
rible It is rejorUsd that people are run
ning to trees for safety. Skiff Ion Is of ieo
ple are passing through the stre.-t-s wooing
safety ou the bills. They make a gloomy
procession men, women and babies. The
situation here is frightful Not a housi in
town is above the flood.
PNIC AT A BULL FIGHT.
Thousands Precipitated to the Ground
by Collapse the of Amphitheater.
Crrr or Mexico, April S At the con
clusion of a bull fight at Guadalajara on
Sunday a s-tion of tho amphitheater col
laiised, precipitating thousands of sjiectators
to tbe ground. Tbe scene which followed
was terrible. Those who bad not been hurt
by tbe fall trampled over the hundreds of
bruised and injured, intensifying their suf
ferings. The kj lice, with the aid of the un
injured sjtectators, succeeded in rescuing
the wounded from under the debris. While
no deaths are rejiorted, many iersons have
received iu juries which may prove fatal.
Railway Accident la Iowa.
Minneapolis, Minn., April Zi A Tribune
special from Sioux City, la, kays: At Doon,
Ia, an engine on the Sioux City Northern
railroad struck a construction train, injur
ing John Ols. n and John Cash so tbr.t their
legs had to be amputated, and badly hurting
a number of others, all of whom were
brought by a special train here for medical
Honors to Stanley at Brussels.
Brussels, April 23. Mr. Stanley wa en
tertained at a garden party given in his
honor on the grounds of the palace at Laeken,
last evening. Fifteen hundred guest were
present, including diplomats, senators, min
isters, deputies, and other notables.
Blood on the Kentucky Moon.
Franefokt, Ky., April S& W. P. Camp
bell, one of the assistant house enrolling
clerks, has sent T. H. Davis, editor of
tbe Maysville Republican, a challenge to
fight a duel, because of an article in thst
paper intimating that Campbell is a dead
beat Campbell says that if Davis does not
accept tbe challenge he will kill him on
Interest In the Fight-Hour Movement.
Montreal, Qua, April 23. A mass-meeU
lng of workingmen has been called by the
Knights of Labor for Saturday evening to
encourage the eight-hour movement. Great
Interest is taken by tbe labor organizations
as to tbe success of the movement in the
states. If the movement succeeds Can
adian will begin to strike for tbe same ob
Hanlan and Plalsted Matched.
Atlanta, Oa., April 23. Edward Han
lan and Fred Plalsted have been matched ta
row three races on the Tennessee river at
Bridgeport, Ala., on May 0, 1 and 6, for tha
one-mile championship of the United States
and purse of 12,000. Each race will be on
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
A.T POPTJJL.A.R PRICES.
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing
115 and 117 West Second
t""Which are good Fitters
t'ut a Woman Throat.
New York, April si Ch n 1 .Isk son,
a compositor, murdered M.vuie Murphy, 20
year ill, iu Cris Johnson's notorious -loou
at Six:h avenue and Ninth Mr -el Mon
day night The two had been quarreling;,
and Jackson drew a knife and out the wom
an's throat, causinz lMth in half an hour .
Itroa.l Hint to liiah Landlord.
LiiNDii.l. April 23. At a meeting of IrL-U
landlords held last night Balfour took o.va
sion to inform those present tbnt th- gov
ernment wss exceedingly annoyed by their
public criticisms of tbe In.-h Ian 1 purchase
rrofesaor Sumner (settlus; Vtl.
5fw Have. Conn.. April 23 Professor
Sumner wm better yesterday and will soon
be t ut
'Bicio. April :2.
Quotations on the lonrd of tnt lc t.k-.lav
were as follows: Wheat -No. 2 Slav, opt-nrd
STTsc. closed Jnne. epene 1 s;c,.-, rhucd
HM.4C; July, opened Mic. lo-el JC1--. Corn
No. ! Slay, opened X?4.-, closed. ;J4ic; June,
opened SJ?c, closed SS,. : July, ofieurd :tv.
rioted 4C 1 let a -No. - Slay. ojned 24V,
closed ?4S; June. i-nod and clos-d v.
July, opened and cbed Pork May.
opened (11. .'A, closed 12.; July, t.tlvd
tl2.M.-. cIudmI iUli'l. Unl Mu, ol-rl.t-U
lA. Ts. closed $t.a"k
Lire stoci -The stock yard" report tbe fol
lowing noe of price-: Hog, Market oj-ri.t-i
slow aud weak, with price? lower:
Mailt irradea, 4.u 1.14.25. roiih parkin. f4.ii"
mixed lots. 4 M,!.4..i. heavy pi km,
and shipping lots. 4. IS 44 31
Catle Beeves below best quality like lower;
other grades -tcady at cow and
roixrd. a i; fti kcrs and feeder. 0
to 3.WI; sraae Texan. t2.Mi-ll.25 Sheep-Hall;
lower; inlltt'ius. 4..t4 J.Vk'j; corn-fed West,
erna. f.Vt'irT ; Iaintis, fj.HiaTa.
lnslnce: Hutt r- Fancy Kltcin, S-i',ljp per
lb: fine reamcrics. 17.il ; dari-s, tiiut, fresh,
HrflTi-. fiv-th patknm etock. 4nic. Erirs
Strl. tl Ir.-sh. lie ler doz. I ivsed poultry -Chicken.
IS'l'ic ir In; turkey, lnjd 1c;
S'oung In nn. l-"'lV-c.; dUfka, 12 14c. Apples -Kai:
lo.hoiie. t-l. 1'J.l.jo per h!l.
Nrw Yonk. April 22.
Wheat -No. I red winter tajjsv cah: do
May, "n: do June. b4c; do July, do
August, w'jc. C'vrn No. 2 mixed 4HltMSc
canb: do Slay. 4"4.-: do Ju- e. S-sc; do July,
fkc Oats -Dull but steady: No. r mixed.
84'i34ic twh; do May, UV4x do Jnue,
a-4C Kye-Iull and Nouiinal. Barley
Hull and nominal. IVirk -yuiet; ninw, fl.Toi
foU.di for new. Lard-teady: May, ii.16;
Live etts'k: Cattle No trading in Wves;
flnu feeling; dremed beef, firm; fides, fil7ljc;
V ISheejiand lambs-Market firm: unshorn
sheep, 6.Uij.7.1t' ir Id. t- clipped d.i. t".iA
STi: nnsboni e:irinp, fJ UHiiMii. ciij-d do,
t-VriUtiO-T-l: spring laud. f.0o.il.2.". Hoes
Nominally Ktead) ; live hoc- tlU'o l.WJ V
Hay rnlaod pralrte. t' SO.
Hjj Ttmotny 1$6 SO. '
Hay Wild. 13 0-J&14 oj.
On I teft 11
Oor4 Woooga 6 d4 . 0
This powder never vsrle. A marvel of 'parity.
stiMSth sod wholesoomess. at or eixmomica
taaa the ordinary kinds, and cannot b o)d in
compeatloa wtia the multitad of low test, hort
weight alum or prpboapbat powder . Sold onlw
Saeaa. Kutai. Baku Powdbm Co., KM Wafi
OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
Have just received of StnMey & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SZECOZLSTID JLVSHsTTJE.
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in-
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys' Express Ya?ons. Base Balls and Bats. Rubber Bslls. etc.
Also foil line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCQOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Paptr. Tablets. Ink. Slare. Uad and Slste PenciU. Etc.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Ilard Coal.
The Uust ilesign of the long serfcs of ALADDIN ttovts. This is beauiiful in
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bouml to be a eood seller Bo
sure and examine this etove aud learn its good points for after seeing it too will
buy no other. fa 1
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has befn
so popular that 11 is being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties but
don t be deceived-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwiih. I am the so:e
gomis aa wen aa omer aesiratde goods. Hardware, f Ic
Cor. Third avenue
J". W. JOKES-
IValer in New and
Second Hand Goods
OF EVKRY UE-fKlPTllX.
Tbe hlgbes price uaid for g.iods of ur kind. Will Irade. sell or buy ai. thing.
No. 1614 Record Avenue.
J". IL. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AHUFACTUEEB OF CBACKEBS AUD BISCUITS.
AbW jour Grocer for them. They are la-st.
Specialties; Tbe Christy "OYSTER" and the Christy "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
A. J. SMITH & SON,
.And Japanese Mattings.
compare largest stock of CarpetinS. Mattings and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. M&sonlc Temple, DAVENPORT.
Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
ana Twentieth St., Rock Island