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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, APlllX 25, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
FRroAT, April 25, 1890.
Nice pineapples at Browner's.
See those $1.50 stiff hats at Lloyd &
All kinds of fresh vegetables at
Dew Drop corn 12 cents per can at F.
Cheviot for 5c a yard tomorrow at
Bargains, until you can't rest, at Si
mon & Mosefelder's.
Good gingham for 4c a yard at Stef
Mr. T. V. Strain is home from his visit
to Hot Springs.
Sprint? style Dunlap now ready at
Lloyd & Stewart's.
Welcome to the Northern Illinois
Teachers association I
Fresh lettuce, new potatoes and aspar
agus at F. O. Young's.
Men's and boys' domet shirts 25c at
Simon fc Mosenfelder's.
Nice strawberries, bananas and pine
apples at F. Q. Young's.
The event of the season Simon &
Mosenfelder's great sale.
Choice spring lamb can be had at Tre
man & Son's for Sunday dinner.
Examine the men's suits Simon &
Mosenfelder are offering at $5.
French Challies in immense variety to
morrow at Su Hen's, Davenport.
Choice spring lamb can be bad at Tre
man & Son's for Sunday dinner.
Beaded wraps, elegant, for $1.53 to
morrow at Steffen's, Davenport.
Lloyd & Stewart are now showing the
finest of silk and Neglige shirts.
II. S. Comstock, of the Cambridge
Chronicle, was in the city today.
Choice spring lamb can be had at
Tre man & Son's for Sunday dinner.
For latest novelties in millinery at low
est prices, go to Steffen'a Davenport.
Everything as represented, or money
refunded, at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Wanted immediately A competent
girl. Mrs. W. A. Paul, 1038 Second
For Sale A good family horse and
buggy. Enquire head of Twentysixth
f2.CS. $3 48. $4 43 and 5 for men's
durable business suits at Simon & Mosen
Ladies cloth shoulder capes, very pret
ty, for $1.52 tomorrow at Steflen's, Dav
enport. The largest assortment of tennis flan
nels in the three cities can be found at
Boys' knee pants suit, 68c, $1 and
$1.38. worth more than double, at Simon
& Mosenfelder's. only.
For reliable clothing, low prices and
the truth SJrnj&gse'rrfw
Knowieue no competition.
The first course of the Eighteenth
street pavement is being rapidly laid by
Atkinson & Oloffs forces.
Simon & Mosenfelder deal with facts
only. Whatever appears in print under
their name will be fulfilled.
Mrs. C. C. Carter started for Boston and
Fawtucket. R. I., this meming. Dr. Car
ter accompanying her as far as Chicago.
Mr. Porter Skinner is having his build
ing at the northeast corner of Second
avenue and Eighteenth street nic&ly
Choice of over 300 pairs of pants,
worth from $4 to $7.50 (some slightly
soiled). Your choice $2 50 at Simon &
mere was an exciting runaway on
Ninth street and lower Fourth and Fifth
avenues this morning, but no serious
damage came of it.
Do not be deceived by wonld -be cute
competitors. Go and examine Simon &
Mosenfelder's goods and prices. You
can then judge for yourself.
There was another fire scare at the
Moline Buggy company's works this
morning, but it did not amount to much,
as it was subdued in its incipiency.
W. F. Henderson went west on the
Rock Island this morning. Be will scats
ter promiscuously the many saleable artl
cles made by the Novelty company.
The deal has been practically consum
mated by which Mr. C. G. Oaver, of
Springfield, becomes lessee of the Rock
Island house for a period of three years.
W. C. Collins arrived home Wednesday
smiling all over. lie says business on the
road was immense. Judging from the
goods he sold for the Novelty company,
we believe him.
The Stuart Theatre company gave an
acceptable presentation of the old time
comedy, '-Not Such a Fool as He Looks,"
at Harper's theatre last night. This
evening "Camille" is to be produced.
Vehicles to be placed at the disposal of
the Northern Illinois Teachers' associa
tion for the trip to Rock Island Arsenal,
should be at the Harper or Rock Island
bouse promptly at 7 o'clock tomorrow
Messrs. J. J. Sullivan and W. O. Willis.
late of the C, B. & Q , have secured per
manent positions on the Fort Worth &
Denver City railway, each having been
given charge of a train, and both are
pleased with their new situations.
The Cleveland Faucet company have
appointed Baker & Housman their agents
for the twin-cities. A large supply of
air and hydraulic bear pumps, on hand,
together with a supply of all repairs nec
essary for parties who have the pumps in
Mr. Edward Bleuer and Miss Carr e F.
Shield were united io marriage at' the
parsonage of the First M. E. church by
Rev. O. W. Oue last evening. The hap
py young couple at once went to house
keeping in a neat home on Seventeenth
street, which the groom bad already pre
pared, attended by the good wishes of
The entertainment by Island City lodge
No. 4, A. O. U. W.. at Armory hall last
evening was hugely enjoyed. An eihi
biuon or the lnltatory work revealed In a
ludicrous manner mysteries of the dark
tned chamber and the way an unfortunate
candidate fared at the hands of the ini
tiated, was richly enjoyed. The affair
closed with a dance in which a large num
The reception tendered the congrega
tion ot the Central Presbyterian church
by the new pastor, Rev. J. H. Kerr and
bis charming wife at their home on Sec
ond avenue last evening, was attended by
almost 6c,y member of the congregas
.tJon. It was an exceedingly enjoyable,
entirely informal affair, which gave the
pastor and his people an opportunity to
become better acquainted.
The broken rod was recovered from the
artesian well late yesterday afternoon.and
in order to avoid further delay in conse
quence of similar accidents, Manager
Miller proposes to ream the well for a
distance of eighty feet and increase the
diameter from five to ten inches for that
distance, thus evading the possibility of
further trouble occasioned by lime falling
into the well and clogging the drill rods.
California Keels a Quake of the
TEISOO HAS A LIVELY SHAKING.
Th, Ground Heaves, the Walla Creak
and the CHUens Seek the Outside In
Harry Encouragement for "Doom
Sealer," Railway Bridge, and Traeke
Thrown Oat ot Flaoe and Gaa Mains
Disjointed School Children Stam
peded. San Francisco, April 85. Since the great
earthquake of 1868 8a a Francisco bat not
bad so lively a shaking up aa It experienced
early yesterday morning. At 8:36 the first
shock came. It was not severe, but hard
enough to wake every one and make them
leap out of bed. Halt a minute later came
a big shock which made the ground heave
like an ocean swell and caused the walls of
the wooden buildings to creak with the
strain. It lasted just twenty seconds, but
long before that time was over the occu
pants of all the hotels and boarding houses
were flying down-stairs to reach places of
Scenes la the Hotels.
In all the large hotels ludicrous scenes
were presented, people in tbeir nightclotbee
rushing out into the corridors in wild alarm.
The walls of the appraiser's building were
badly cracked, and the old postofllco also
showed signs of the severe wrenching it had
received. The "doom-sealers" in O.kland
received a lively shake-up, and several yes
terday returned to the hills, declaring that
this was only a fair warning of a great
shock that would fetch the tidal wave.
Damages on Railway Line,.
Down in the Santa Clara valley the shocks
were more numerous and severe than here.
At May field the railroad bridge over Pesoa
dero creek was displaced by the shock and
thq track was moved bodily several inches.
The railroad bridge over Page.ro river was
thrown nearly two feet out of line, and the
approaches to it were badly damaged, so
that trains were held there nearly all
day awaiting repairs. At Oilroy twelve
distinct shocks were felt, so severe that gas
mains were disjointed. At Watson vi lie
many chimneys were toppled over. Other
places in the vahey report nearly as many
shocks as were experienced at Oilroy.
A Panic lo a School.
In South San Juan the north wall of the
mission convent was thrown out, causing a
panic among ninety children, but all es
caped from the building without injury.
The old mission church walls were badly
cracked and several chimneys fell, but no
one was hart. At San Jose an artesian well
suddenly stopped flowing. At Ho! lister, the
county seat ot San Benito, the McMahon
housa was so badly twisted that cracks were
made in it into which a man's baud could be
thrust The ground in some places has sot
ilea six to twelve incbes. ?(. one was re
ported killed or hurt throughout Uie state.
A LOSS OF TWENTY MILLIONS.
Enormous Destruction In the Flood Dl,
trict Great Lo,, of Life Espected.
New Orleans, La., April 25. The Point
Pleasant levee, Tensas parish, twenty-three
mil -s below Vicksburg, brokft yflttpfday. It
2KaWr-iTpcrtXut "levee. Mo-t of the
Tensas pirish will doubtless be flKxleL
Superintendent Orant, of the Texas and Pa
cific road, says that 130,000,00,) worth of
property will be irretrievably damaged by
the break in the Morgan sea leve The peo
ple ought to have spent $500,000 in saving
toe levee, rather than let it breik and than
make a great fuss about sending relief.
Probability of Great Loa, of Life.
Every plantation In Polnte Coupe parish
has bejn flooded from the Bayou Sara break.
Hundreds of families are homeless. All the
levees are broken. Thousands of cattle have
been drownel It is probable that many
persons in the interior have perished. The
relief steamer Dacotah found groups of
scores of people, whites and blacks, soma
with babies in arms. They were huddled on
knolls between the broken levee. Tua
steamer gathered them In. Many starving
cattle were pasted.
Ezperience of One Family.
A family named Luke, consisting of fif
teen persons, ware rescued by the Dacotah.
They owned a large plantation, a well-Ailed
store and iuj head of stock. A crevasse
sixty feet wide occurred right In front of
their house Monday, and the flood destroyed
all their property. The family narrowly
escaped, but managed to reach the levee
above the break. Many similar tales are
UNDER FALLING WALLS.
Bla Men Killed at a Pennsylvania Fire
Man j Other, Hurt.
CaTasaVa. Pa., April 1:3. Fire broke
out In the die house of the Unicorn Silk
manufacturing company's works yesterday
morning. While the firemen were fighting
the flames an explosion of acids occurred
by which four men were killed, four fatal
ly Injured, and many others less serious
ly hurt The names of the dead
are John GockI, Joseph Lodigiaua, TJ. O.
Everett and Chas Trick (died of their injur
ies), and two others, names unknown.
George Prafl is also fatally injured, and
Michael Morah, it is said, cannot live. The
men were caught by the walls, which were
blown down by the explosion of acid, and
ware nearly all Amnion.
GLADSTONE'S WEAK OPPOSITION.
T.i 8 Grand Old Man Disappoint, Doth
His Friend, and Enemies.
London, "April 85. Gladstone's speech in
the house of commons last evening in sup
port ot Parnell's motion to rejest the gov
ernment's Irish land purchase bill was dis
appointing alike to his friends and his polit
ical opponents. The announcement having
been made several days ago that the ex
premier would speak there was a large at
tendance of members and visitors and a
grand oratorical effort on the part of the
Liberal leader which should clearly define
his position was expected. It was observed,
however, at a very early stage of his re
marks that he was treating bis subject in a
half-hearted way, and the enthusiasm of his
followers and admirers waned as the spirits
of his opponents rose. Gladstone's reference
to the scheme outlined by Parnell as a sub
stitute for the government's bill were very
gingerly made and provoked derisive laugh
ter from the Conservative benches.
Synopsis of What He Bald.
The grand o d man began by complaining
of the complications of the measure, and
claimed that it did not undertake to solve
the problem. His principal objection, how
ever, seemed to be to the imperial guaran
tee, which he said pledged the country to
the extent of 33,000,0U0, without
mentioning the possibility of further
amounts being added. Then he held up the
chance of repudiation. Aa the govt-rnment
was going to make L eland a debtor it was
important that they should consider what
was the attitude of the persons they were
about to subject to debt. If they declined
to recognize the obligation it was a new
An Irish-Unionist's Tlew.
Goschen followed Gladstone la a long ar
gument He appealed to the house not to
allow political opinion to warp the judg
ment of members on the bill
T. O. Russell, Irish-Unionist, approved
the bill in all respects. The idea of repudia
tion, he said, was a mere "bogy." The
Unionists had only objacted tb land pur
chase as being part of the scheme for separ
ation. Parnell's alternative, he thought,
might be a valuable adjunct in cases where
landlords and tenants were unwilling to
Dillon Suriests Difficulties.
Dillon eaid he did not in all respects ap
prove of Parnell's alternative, but it was
the scheme of the only ma possessing the
power of settling the question. He did not
favor the settlement of the question of land
purchase under coercion. Should famine
oome the government would be power leas to
force tenants to pay their Installments. A
Fenian movement would entail the low of
millions to England,
STOOD BY THE LAW
The C- il Service Act Debated
in the House.
ITS ENEMIES GIVEN A KNOCK-OUT.
Vigorous Talk on Both Side of the
Question Over an Effort to Strike Oat
the Appropriation for the ommlssloa
National Election Law Introduced
in the Senate Teller Propose, a Solu
tion of the Silver ProbU m Official
Washington City, April 25. The friends
and enemies of civil service reform made
themselves known in the house yesterday
in the plainest manner. There vas no beat
ing about the bush, and what wes said was
put in plain -United States." If it was
true, as asserted by Grosvenor the other
day, that four-flfths of the meralters of both
parties were opposed to the law, said oppon
ents let an excellent opportunity go by to
prove their faith by tbeir works, for upon
the radical proposition mada by Hjuk to
strike out the appropriation for the civil
service commission in the legislative, execu
tive and judicial bill there were but 61 yeas,
while 120 voted nay. The debate took placw
in committee of the whole, and the first at
tack on the appropriating clause was made
by Cummings of New York, wh) made the
point of order that it hi 1 no bminess in th
bill, as the commission was ndither legisla
tive, judicial nor executive.
Comuiinga Open the F ght.
Butterworln called attention to the fact
that the title of the bill Include 1 the words
"and for other purposes."
Cummings replied that the commission
was for no purpose at all. It should be
named the great supervisory commission of
the government and turned locseupon the
land. Its usurpations were getting mou
strous. As conducted it had bran a scandal
to the government. Iustead of confining
itself to the simple duties as indicated by
law, it came before congress in the bill as a
legislative, executive or juJicia. institution.
The apparent ignorance of some of these
commissioners had been largely displayed.
What they lacked in intelligence and expe
rience they made up in arrogance and super
ciliousness. The insolence of office was
never better exemplified. The first com
missioner gave more ungrammatical sen
tences in his letters than were to be found
in ''English as she is spoke." Xone of the
commissioners knew anything about the
law except Mr. Roosevelt, "the arilliant and
accomplished cowboy," and he dii nothing.
Cummings' point was overrule!
I'erkina Open, HI, Battery.
Perkins of Kansas offered an amendment
exempting ex-soldiers from the provisions of
the civil service law, and said be knew the
people wire not in sympathy w:th it. More
than t tin, he believed the weakness of the
present administration was in standing by
that 1m w; and if Democratic su vess should
come in the next election, it would be be
cause the administration in power did not
stand by the working KepuhitOUis father
than by its professions of'civil service re
form. The amendment was ruled out.
Biggs of California denouncsd the civil
seryH-a-tew, Contending that an administra
tion should have its friends in c fflv-e.
A Chance to Show Their Colors.
Houk of Tennessee moved to strike out
the entire civil service clause, and this
brought Met'onias of Maryland to liis feet.
He said that this was, if not a buuiiliatiu,
a pretty serious business, and especially for
the Republican party, whi.-b e leoted a Re
publican president on a R-piblican plat
form. Democrats lielonged to a party that
could take both sides ot a ques.ion and give
a pledge and absolutely break it. The Re
publican party had never been able to break
its pledges without paying th penalty. This
was a cowardly attempt to nullify existing
law; and the R-public.tu party bad never
been a party of nullinVation. This back-door
way of attacking the civil set vice commis
sion by attempting to starv., it out was
mean and cowardly, dishouor.ible and un
worthy a great purty nhirli had won a
victory on the promise to fulfill its pledges,
after the Dmijc.;-ati: party dad failed to
Nothing Non-Commlttal .41 out Houk.
Houk denied tlint it was .'uwardly to
strike out the appropriation, if there was
anything cowardly about the hole matter,
it was this attempt to smugli, through an
increased appropriation nben the system
stood under indictment If a man was go
ing to be read out of the Republican party
for attackitis; a system whicL had proved
i self iuetfertual, thre would liot be a cor
poral's guard left H denied that the Re
publican party had ever concaved the idea
of indorsing this fifth wheel of n wagon. It
had declared for good civil service reform,
but it did not want this notsensical sys
tem. A IMea frr Tarty rie.lgns.
Mc Kin ley of Ohio earnestly opposed the
motion to strike out the appropriation. His
only regret was that the appropriation com
mittee did not give to the civil service com
mission all the appropriation it asked for
the enlargement ot the civil se-vice. If the
Republican party of this country was
pledged to one single thing more than an
other it was the maintenance of the civil
service law. It was not only according to
the tenets of the R -publican pirty, but ac
cording to the b-jst sentiment tf the Repub
lican party throughout the TJi.ited States.
Now, when the Republican jiarty was In
control of all the branches of the govern
ment, it was proposed tovirtially repeal
this law, when for four years, during a
Democratic administration, nobody on the
Republican side had the temer ty to rise in
his place and ask for the nullification of the
law. They thought it gjod enough for a
Democratic administration, and he said to
his Republican friends that it was good
enough for a Republican ad nlnistration.
The Republican party must take no back
ward step. The merit system was here and
here to stay.
Butterworth endorsed every word Mc
Klnley had said. Nothing smacked of mon
archal forms so much as the t poils system.
Rig-B' Speech Was a Feature.
The speech of Biggs of California was the
feature of the day, so far as ths Djmocratio
side of the question was concerned. The bouse
was in a perfect uproar, while he was talk
ing all the members having crowded down
into the aisle to get within sound of hi,
voice. He claimed that Thoiaa Jefferson
was the father of the spoils syrtem and said
that Cleveland's civil service reform ideas
had nearly left him without a party. Alto
together twenty-seven members of the bouse
took part in the debate, fourtien of whom
were opposed to the civil serviej law and
the other thirteen in favor of it Of the
former class seven were Republicans and
seven Democrats, while the f-iendsof the
law were eleven Republicans and but two
Ttae Republican National otntutttee.
Washington Citt, April 25 A call was
issued to-day for a meeting of the members
of the executive committee of the Republi
can national committee, to be held here on
Wednesday, Hay 7, next. 8 ma tor Quay,
General Clarkson, General Dudley, M. H.
Pe Young and the other memiiers of the ex
ecutive committee will be hero on that date
to talk over party matters and outline plans
for future party ec ion.
CONGRESS WCnKS Sl-OWLY.
A Day Spent to Uucusslou, Principally
Important Measure Introduced.
Washixgto'n CITT. April Si. Teller in
troduced a silver bill In the m nate yester
day. It provides for the free deposit of
gold and silver, bullion in in nts or assay
offices, for which full legal tender certificates
shall be issued at the rate of 25.6 grainsof itold
and 411. 5 grains silver to the dollar, cul
lom introduced a bill providing that the in
terstate commerce commission may bold
sessions at any point m ' he country
or institute Inquiries by sjecial agents.
Bills reported; To preven1; desertions
from the army, providing for compulsory
education of Indian children, the pension
appropriation bill, ani au elaborate bill for
national control of ejections :'or congress
men. It is an elaboration oi' the present
supervisor system, and was o posed by mil
the Democratic members of the committee.
The bill to transfer the revenue to the navy
department was tiken up, the committer
amendments agreed to, ani then laid aside.
After a discussion of tha land forfeiture bill
without action, the senate held an execu
tive session and then adjourned.
The house spent the whole day nearly dis
cussing civil service reform on the clause in
the legislative bill appropriating for the
civil service commission. A number of
amendments were offered both by Demo
crats and Republicans, the objjet ot which
was to cripple the commission or practically
abolish it (Houk proposing to strike out the
appropriation entirely), but they were all
either ruled out or defeated, an 1 pending
consideration the house ad jour ue I.
Proposed f ederal Election Law.
Washington City, April 25. The na
tional electiou law introduced in the senate
yesterday imposes upon supervisors ap
pointed thereunder the duty of attending
elections before balloting begins and exam
ing the ballot boxes to see that they are
empty. They are to make returns of regis
trations, verify names thereon, make house
to house canva.-s 8, lists of uaturalized citi
sens all when so required. When the
local inspectors appointed by the su
pervisors one from each political
party shall have canvassed the bal
lots they are to make duplicate re
turns, one to be sent to the chief supervisor
and the oth-ir to the clerk of the circuit
court. A federal board of canvassers is
provided for, consisting of three men, not
more than two of the same political party
in each congressional district where federal
supervision has been requested and these
are to finally canvass the returns atid make
out the certificate of election, which will
constitute t!u only lawful creJjntuU of
Th luty on Wool Again.
Washington Citv, April 2.. The Na
tional Asoeiiit H.ii of Wool-Growers last
night issued a stntenie'.it to the wool-growers
of the Uui:e I S:a!es, in which they sy they
have recommended the fo lowing rates of
duty for third-class woo!: On wool of the
value of 13 oe its, including charges, the
duty shall be per cent, ad valorem, and
on wool of the value of over 13 cents, in
cluding charges, to p,r cent ad valorem. .
These rates r. sTi.-htly lower thau those in I
the propo! bill upon the inferior grade,
but are higher upon the better gradis which
come directly in competition with our quar
ter blood an.i common wool, and wool
growers areak -d to use their best efforts to
secure the clianRjau.l then the passage of
the McKinley hill.
Bill, ARlitHt Cnnvirt Labor.
Washington Citv, April 25. The house
committee on lalor has authorized a favor
able report on the bill introduced in the
bouse by Ktewart of Texas to prevent the
employment of convict lihor upon the con
struction and repair of any building, house
or structure belonging to the United States.
The bid provides heavy penalties for violat
ing the law. A favorable report was also
ordered on O'Neal's bill prohibiting the use
of the product of convict labor on any gov
.Holy ; Alrollol.
Wasiii'vgton Citv, April CV The treas
ury department has decided that f"J per gal
lon is the highest rate of duty that can be
imposed on nlixdiol. -
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAM 3.
Chauncpy M. Depew was f7 years old
The Dominion parliament has extended
the fishery modus Vivendi for another Tear.
The saloonkeepers tf Lathrop, Mo., whose
stocks were destroyed some time ao by
women cruadjrs, have sued the women for
The great oil works of Sir W A. Roe &
Co., at B iukside, a suburb of London, were
burned Wedinsday night. The loss is placed
at i&fti.O M
A stone cutter at San Fraurisco named
Michael Lane shot and killed bis wife and
himself Thursday. Insauity is the only
The last of the state of Michigan dVbt,
which is only ir2J,0iW, will l id olT May
1. The debt was incurred duriug the war
and for war purposes.
The Imprisoned Due d'Orleans has refused
an offer of liberty male him by the Frenoh
government on account of the condition of
banishment with which it is couplet.
Three tramps of a gang which had terror
ised a farming community near Ciiambers
burg. Pa., were arrested Thursday after one
of them had ten shot through the leg.
The factory of tbeShelton comb company,
at Shelton, Ct,, was burned Thursiay morn
ing, at a loss of f 0,(XH). A woman w ho oc
cupied a tenement in one of the buildings
lost her life.
Charles Albert, a laliorer, was buried un
der tons of earth by a cave of the sewer he
was at work in at Columbus, O., Thursday.
He was dug out and.showed signs of life,
but died soon after.
A severe shock of earthquake was felt at
San Francisco and neighboring localities
at 3:30 a. m. Thursday. Plastering fell from
walls and bouses were swayed four inches.
No serious damage is reported.
Serious anti-Semitic riots have occurred
at Baila, Gaiicia. A mob of 4,000 persons
attacked the Jewish quarter of the city.
The military was called out and eleven per
sons kil led before order was restored.
Near Shelburne, Out., Wednesday, a
farmer named Morrison drowned three of
his children in a barrel of rainwater and
then thiew himself into a creek. He was
taken out by neighbors in a dying condi
tion. At Morrisville, . J., Thursday Noah
Palmer, aged 70, a member of a band ot
gypsies encamped near the town, shot and
killed his wife, fired at his sleeping daugh
ter, but missed ber, and then fatally shot
Mrs. Sarah Coulson, a widow, living at
LaHarpe, Ills., was acquitted of insanity in
the county court at Carthage, Tuesday. She
had been in the insane asylum twice, and
her relatives concluded to wait a day before
taking ber home. Wednesday at 4 a. m.
she awakened all the people in the hotel by
singing. She talked incoherently to the
physicians who called and the court gave
ber another trial, the jury finding hor in
sane. This is the fourth time she he has
been declared insane.
Bad Bargain for a Tax Title Man.
Indianapolis, April 25. A tax-title cas
of much interest has been decided in the su
perior court, and one which, if sustained by
the court of 'ast resort, will result in much
trouble to those who buy property at tax
sales. Several years ago Christopher Hil
genberg purchased a lot appraised at SJ03
at a tax sale, paying $30. When the time
for redemption expired be erected a resi
dence upon the lot and the property is now
worth 14,000. Mra Northrop entered suit
for the property some timo ago, all ging
that the sale was illegal, as the lot, when
sold for delinquent taxes, was owned by one
of her miuor children. Judge Walker de
cided that the sale, by reason of the minor
ity of the owner, was not valid, and that
the title to it could not be taken away by
the state and transferred to another.
Grand Army Keunlon at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, O., April 25. The reunion of
the Grand Army of the Republic In this
city next week promises to be well attended.
The railroads throughout the state have re
duced the fare to one-half the usual rate, and
tbeir committee on transportation are ex
pecting momentarily to secure a still further
reduction for members wishing to attend
the state encampment.
Montana I, In a Bad Way.
IIinneapoi.18, Minn., April 25. A sitecial
to The Journal from Helena, Mont, says
that the only hope of the creditors of the
state is in au extra session of the legislature.
The supreme court has decided an action
brought against the state auditor to recover
money for tbe state printing adversely to
The Journal Publishing company. .
The Shah's Favorite Wife.
London,' April 25. A dispatch from Te
heran says the favorite wife of the shah has
undergone a successful operation upon her
eyes, and the physicians expect that her
sight will be completely restored. .
THE STRIKE FEVER
Chicago on the Brink of a La
THE OUTLOOK IS TOE UGLY TIMES
Strike, on and Strike, Coming That Will
Involve 100,000 Workmen The Terri
ble Scenes of 1886 Terhaps to be lit
peated Prospect lor a Complete Par
alysis of the Industries of a Great
City Labor and Capital In for a
"Flnlh" I lKbt.
Chicago, April 2.V The labor situation
is growing more complex every hour. What
with tbe strikes that are on an i the ones
that are threatened labor lenders do not
hesitate to predict a condition of affairs
even more formidable than the stirring
times of l&iti. There is no telling as yet
how many trades will be drawn iuto the
new eight-hour movement There is so
much disorganization and so little leader
ship that everything will depend on the out
come of the big labor parade that will take
place on May 1. The action of tbe American
Federation of Labor in designating Chicago
as the theater of the struggle for cijjht hours
has had tbe effect of arousing a spirit of
discontent among certain trades that were
believed lo be entirely neutral.
Will Involve 100,000 Men.
The ultimate effect can hardly be anything
else than a strike of extraordinary propor
tions, which may include over HK),0lX) men.
According to well-known labor leaders, who
are receiving returns, or rather bulletins,
from restive organizttions, the movement
will be rve'i more sweeping than it was in
1S8C. Ihi strike fever is spreading with
marve'nus rapidity. Organizations that
four years 8o made an utter failure of their
efforts to s cure a redution of working hours
are in the field agaiu more determined than
ever 1 he men who are contemplating strik
ing believe they will have material and
moral up)xtrt without stint Down at the
stock yards, for example, upwards of 15,0(10
men are ready to t.esert their benches and
stalls at a moment's notice. They complain
that work is so uncertain that they can
hardly make a living, so that their strike
will not tiesimply foroiht hours.
The Turbulent Klemrnt and Others.
Another organization that is likely to
jump iuto the tight is the union of lumber
yard laborers, which was largely responsi
ble for the bloody riots on the -Black Road"
four years ago. Ths freight handlers are
also growing restive; so are the shop tailors,
the machine woodworkers and many others.
Tho bricklayers are practically as idle as if
they were on a strike, as are the plasterers,
hod -carriers and stonemasons, owing to the
row of the carpenters. Tho bricklayers
who are at work are getting restive. They
are beginnini; to demand that the carpen
ters' troubles tie adjusted at once, an 1 they
are dropping bints every day that unless
something is done they will decline, to do
any more wot k. Then ths employes of the
United Slates express company are very
restive under the proposed cut in their wages
May 1, though there is only a remote possi
bility ot a strike.
A Mighty Serious Outlook.
Very few people, if any, thoroughly ap
preciate the importance of the situation or
the magnitude of the move. Its effect for
good or bad will be stu(ndous, in that it
will probably precipitate and bring to a
fight to the fin it. h the two giants, capital and
la lor. Labor enters the arena, having flung
down tbe gauntlet and given warning one
year ago, and capital sles in, from all ap
pearances, prepared to make it a test case.
A general strike of 100,000 workmen in tbe
city would paralyse everything. The other
265.000 men might as well joiu because they
will be able to do nothing. Then there is
the grim sjiectre of riot w ith its attendant
horrors. Meantime the only tiling that has
been done is a call for a meeting of all who
will joiu the new loss carpenter' associa
tion for an attempt nt set! lenient
llo,r of m Seltlrmrnt.
Later. The latest from the carpenters is
that the new to?e' a-soctation has showu
that it can employ 4,nit men and negotia
tions are proceeding for a resumption of
work. They are nr!t ret conipl-te an i may
fail, but there are ttrong hopes that the end
of one strike is near.
ILLINOIS COAL MINERS.
They Are Trying to Arrange it Met ting of
Operator, and Men.
East St. Lcais, Ills , April iV Fifty
delegates representing tho coal miners of
southern Illinois wre in sess'on in G.ory's
hall yesterday. The main ol j -ct of the
mett ng was to secure a conference, April
28, at the Grand Pacific hotel in Chicago of
tbe mine workers of Illinois with the mine
owners. William Scjife, who presided at
the meeting, said he felt certain that should
the workers and owners meet for a confer
ence ft would result to the hn-flt of loth
parties. It is exacted that many miue
owners will join in the conference.
What the Workman Want.
Resolutions were adopted d iii indiiig:
1. A means of preventing foolish competi
tion in the selling price of coal
2. A far advance in the waes of miners
and mine !alnrers.
SJ. More uniform conditions in the screen
ing and weighing of co 1 at the mines
4. The appointment of a joint arbitration
board to adjust in a peaceable way ull con
troversies and grievanc -s.
&. The co-ojieratiou of mine-owners in the
establishment of a reliable fund to be used
as a relief to widows and orphans of miners,
and also to help those who are so unfortun
ate as to be disabled by accident
6. The reorganization of the interstate
plan of adjusting mining rates.
1. The advisability of reducing the hours
of toil in and around the mine.
BLOWN UP BY DY.NAMiTE.
Two Men Killed and One H.t.lty Hurt
at Delavaii, Wia.
DclaVan, Wis., April 'J.S. An exphsion
of dynamite yesterday nfteruoon in the
cellar of the drug store of H. R. Doane
wrecked the building, breaking windows
several blocks away and damaging adjoin
ing buildings. Thj rojf of the drug store
was blown high in the air, and this was fol
lowed by a sheet ot flame w hich enve'oped
the entire building. Four men were in the
drug store at the time. Mel I'.arnhard and
Dr. Patrick were rescue.!, tbe latter ladly
hurt Doane and au unknown man per
ished in the ft lines A hard win I prevailed,
and only heavy Ore wall oil either side pre
vented a great loss.
A Wet IMy lor Kali.
CHICAUO, April 25. The srores made on
the base ball grounds yesterday wore as fol
lows: League- At Bostou Boston 1, New
York 3 Six innings, but game given to
Boston V to 0, New York refusing to abide
by decision of the umpire; Bri.oxlyn-I'hila-delphia,
Cleveluad-Chicego and Pittsburg
Cincinnati games postponed rain.
Brotherhood: At Buffalo Buffalo IS.
Cleveland lb; at Boston Boston 7, Brook
lyn 8; New York-Philadolp'.ua and P.tta-burg-Chicago
games postponed rain.
American: At St Louis St Louis 6,
Toledo 5; Athletic-Syracuse game postponed
rain; LouUville-Culumtm game jiostponed
Western: At Kansas City Kansas City
6, Omaha 1; nt !St PiiuV St Paul 57 Des
Will Allow the Itoy, lo Walk,
Bxrum, April 25. It has fiually been de
cided that the government will remain neu
tral in regard to the labor demonstration on
May L The police, however, have Ixten or
dered to take the strictest precautions to
protect the ni-m who work on that day from
interference aud to suppress all illegal dem
onstrations. Sale of Belle Mead Stock.
Ea.sbyu.lx, Tenn., April 25. Sixty-one
yearlings, the get of Luke Blackburn, Iro
quois, Bramble, Great Tom and Enquirer,
were disposed of yesterday at tbe twenty
third annual sale at Belle Mead. Tbe total
sales amounted to 04,S05, an average of
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
la always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
tSp-Which are good Fitters
WHOLESALE SUlClDi I.M RJialA.
I'll Nilltlisttr Siter I'rrfrr llralh t., ttio
I mra .1 ii-i !.
JKwiwv, April St K.ve swters, named
IViiiovii o:T, commit le i viin-i le here yester
day. The youngest of th. llr was only IV
VKfirs of aji The cau of tti.-.lee I was their
fehf of lciiig nrreKle.1 as NiliilUts A short
tinitt Ivfore taking Ih.-ir lives ihc-y burned
a I of their papers, presumably with tha ob
j vt of shielding others.
I'llclirr Iki kn I'Miiiliillv Hurt.
1U.5.TOX, April 25. J..I111 Onrlisou. the
crack pit.'bi-r ot the H .Von National league
nine, hurt his riht l'gso severelv in yester
day's game that ha will ba uuable to play
ball for soniA time to c.me. II attempted
to score on a slio.-t hit and in sliding to tbe
pate .i..(il.l.si Li, lf 1111 1 r liini, tari:ij
away on j of tin tonJous iu the f.ot. it it
very nintu iuj iry.
rmr.nr. Airll '4.
Quotations on the honr.l of traie tv.ly
a 11 aa follows: Wheat - No. S May. oinj
Mle, rlici.l KM; June, o-tif I 64c, closed
Kslc; .Inly, ojn-iiei K1-. i lots! Hi c. Cora
So. 3 May. oiM-Dt-1 3 r, Utm.I ist ic; June,
opened !: rioM-d July, opened : '4c
closed uo. tit-ii.i May. ojieued 24;c
closed "4c; June. o)iene 1 I'l'n , t lo-d 24"sjc
July, opeiMsi i'4l-4C, i i.'Msi Pork May,
ois-iusl Jl-'i, diwl Sl.t.Vi; July, oistui-d
fi:i4ii. lose, fin fill. Ird-May, opened
;ti -7"s. In-ed . II.
Livestock -The stork yards rrjiort the fol
low inn rane ol prices: H.n Market opened
active and firm, with rn-es ity- higher-.
light :rl."s t4.i'i;.4..lh rouu (stoking. $4.n6
HI 4 IV. mixed lots, $4 l'1 t4..; ht-ai'v parklua'
ami shipping lots, f 4 l"t 4
Live f to k: Cattle Market wnk: unevenly
lower: beeves, isir to fair, f.-I.3Ti .i 3.75; medium
tothoiee. $ ivt4. : cows, il-M1.20. eto k
ers and feeders, S-'4iZfci.i. grass Tela as,
1 2.50 It :.:. Sheep Kirm; muttjns. natives
$4.5,i".!: corn-fed westerns, $i.W5.5,
luiul-s. f .V('. lO.T.i.
I'tod'-ire: Hutt r-Fanry Elirin. 3 i -Wic per
II.: tine . rrameriea. 171.4 : darh'S. finest, fresh,
l4S17e: fresh parking stork. a&c. Eiqrt
Strictly fresh, lie per dox. Dressed poultry
Chickens, f'yilik: per lb; turkeys, labile;
ytmna hens, l (i.I5'-c; ducks, li jlc. Apples -Kair
lo choice, f-i. i'a.L.V) per bbL
Nkw York. April 241
Wheat-No. S red wiut-r I7c cash; do
May, WV: do June, W4c; do July, Wc;
August. c. Corn So. mixed M- cash: dii
May, 40I4.V do Jue, 4o; do July, 4U5ac
Oata-Steady: No. S mUtsl, Mi cash; do
May. :0V: do June. JR'c. Kye Dull
aud Nnnuuil. rtarlry-Dull and nominal.
Lard-Steady: May. $5.S; July. .6. 0. l'ork
Dull: mews. 3.7:k,U.i! for new.
Live Stork: Cattle Nu trading- in beeves;
dressed beef, Mrm; sides, e tisy; i t. Sheep
aud Lambs She. p dull; lambs firm: unehorn
sheep, li.6oitd.7U f KW fcs; clipped do. fo.UUJ
5.75; unshorn yearlings, 47.0 7.70; clipped do,
7i Hogs Market ste ly; live botn,
i4. 40-4 to ) IcU B..
gsy-rpland prairie. $7 SO.
Hay Tlmolny (0 0$6 SO.
Hay Wild. 13 OJ4if4 u j.
Ooal Soft 11a
OrTd Woortfa 5 ftfl.0.
This powder never varies. A marvel of "parity,
strength and wboieeomness. More ecooomica
than the ordinary kinds, and Cannot be told tn
eosapetitloa wlta the multitude of low test, short
weight eintn or prphosphate powders . Sold ewte
.. Kotai. Bauks PowDt. Co., kn Wafi
n. X. "
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stubley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SECOND .VSlSrXJE.
2011 Fourth Avenue. Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys' Express Wtgon. Base Balls an.l Bats, Rubb Bl!s". etc.
Also a full line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Wilting Taper. Tablets. Iok. Slaies, Lead auJ Slate Pencils. Etc.
STOVES ANI) RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR fur Hard Coal.
it. oIaeJ1n,'fc! ,,e9iL'n ,,he ,0Dg f ALADDIN S.ovrs. Thi i. be.uiiful in
its ornamentatton. novel in many .f its features-is bound to W a son,! eeller He
bu"noi,bera'i,'e fcarn l"" for r uring H joii wtU
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS This baa been
don't ?a, I',11," V 'i'?,? pAVt1, M tbe? dsre ' '"rupulou, part".. bu
don t be deeeived-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Berk ith I am ibe sn e
a B... aa muciiesiraoie goods. Hardware, etc
Cor. Third avenue ana Twentieth St., Rock leland.
J". "W. JOISTES-
Dealer In New and
Second Hand Goods
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
The hlghes Drice uaid fur ponds of aov kind. Will trade, e.11 or buy ai.jrthtmr.
No. 1614 Secobd Avenue.
J. IMI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAKUACTUKER 07 CRACKERS ASD BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best
Specialties; Tbe Christy "OTSTRR ' and the (Thrtcty WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare Urgrst slock of Cajpetinfs, Mattints and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 tad 127 West Third 8tret, Opp. Hasonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,