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THE HOOK ISAKD AIIGUS, MONDAY, AFlliX 28, 1S90
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Mosday. April 2S. 1800.
A kiw chairman for the democratic
late central committee will probably not
be choien until tbe meeting of the itate
convention at Springfield on Jane 4 . A
good portion of tbe committee, if cot all
tbe member, and tbe party generally,
teem t fvor the election of Hon. Delos
i. 1 "helps, of Monmouth. While not a
candidate for the position in any sense of
tbe term, it is hardly probable that Mr
Phelps would refute a unanimous invita
tion to bead ths democratic state orgsni
zation this year.
lit Weal 4 Be IMaaatrawa laoae.
Tbe following able and vigorous article
from the pen of Editor Murphy, of the
Dobuqne Ttlffpraph, in regard to com
. polsory education, has the right ring and
bristles with good common sense and
The Bennett compulsory education law
of Wisvcuin, which caused so much ex
citetnent, and which was made the issue
in the late city ek-c'.ion in Milwaukee, is
essentially the Illinois law on that sub
ject. and it is said that the issue may ex-
tend to that state. We do not anticipate,
however, that the democrats will under
take a campaign on that issue. They
cannot Hrd to do it. Tbe Bennett law
is in tbe line of American thought; if this
republic is to endure it must have inlelii
gent citizens, acquainted with the form;
and principles of the government untie
which they live; it Is a duty which the
state owes to itself for its own protection
and preservation to see that tbe youth are
taught these principles in the public and
private schools, as well as the rudiments
of an English education, w hich the Ben
netl law provides for. This nation should
be distinctively American. The emigrant
when be lands upon our 6bores, should
from that moment resolve that be will be
come a thorough American, and show by
bis conduct that it was for that prirpoe
be left bis native land. The man who
does not do this can not become a thor
ougn American, lie out; tit not to come
here brincine with fcitn the prejudices of
tne old world. Y e don t want them here
We can get along without them. Billions
of trew.re was spent and rivers of blood
shed to show to tbe world that this is
nation. We cannot permit ourselves to
retrograde. To do so would lie to have
fought in vain for natural unity. I
ought not to be objected to by citizens n
any sect or nationally that in their pri
vate schools they teach tLe branches of
common English education. There is no
just ground for objection to this, aod it
tney lully understand their duty as Amer
icans, they can not object. Men of all
nationalities shed their blood in the
struggle for independence to make thi
country not alone a nation, but an asylum
lor the oppressed f all nations who ma
eome here aad not be debarred through
tbe accident of birth from striving for
honor, fame find fortune. No party can
afford to seek supremacy in opposition to
the principles of the Bennett Jaw, for the
reason that they are the principles w hich
are today uppermost in the minds of the
American people. The party that would
antagonize the Bennett law, and go be
fore tbe country on such an ihsue, would
he buried so deep that its disorf anization
would in ail probability follow. The peo
pic, to Oght that issue and s-how tli i
loathing for the party making it, would
esctew politics, and yote wi;h the party
that was American and believed in the
state having tbe right to provide for i;
protection ana preservation. The re
ult of tbe war choked to death the heresy
or states nghU; and if the national gov
eminent had the riirht to fight for its pre
. servation in that inUnre, it certainly has
the right to do so in all others. Isnor
ance is the worst foe to this nation tba
was Slavery, tiecauee that institution was
something which had lieen recognized
irom the foundation of the governmen
up to the period of the war. But what
caused its death? Education and en
lightment an education and enligbtmen
which toid us that our fltg was a false
hood so long as human beincs were held
in bondage under its ample folds. What
is it that tells us the state has a right, by
compulsory me&ns, if necessary, to pro
vide for its own protection? Education
and enlightment. Ignorance of the fun
damental principles of our government,
among our own people, is a foe more to
be dreaded than was slavery; and when
we consider that there is no vali 1 reason
why this worst of foes should hav? an
abiding place in this land, we are con
strained to believe that those who persist
ingly manifest a desire to keep their
youth in ignorance of our system of gov
ernment by not teaching the common
English branches, are a menace to tbe
The Sidney went down last ciijht.
The Musser came down with a chisel
Tbe A. J. Whitney passed down with
Tbe West Ftatnbo and Sam Atlec wed
The Abner Gile and Pilot went up with
a barge each.
The Isaac Staples brought fourteen
strings of logs.
Tbe Thistie and Charlotte Beckler each
brought 10 strings.
The F. C. A. Denkman came down
with 8 strings of logs.
Tbe Pilot and West Rambo came from
tbe bead of tbe rapids.
Tbe B. Ilershey brought 13 strings of
lumber through the draw.
Tbe Jack Frost is expected down with
a barge of Ice in the morning.
The Stillwater brought sixteen strings
of logs and returned up ttream.
Tbe Lion came down with eight strings
of logs and went back for more.
Tbe Mary Morton will be up tonight
and start for St. Paul at day break.
The stage of water was 8:70 at noon
today; the temperature 70 above.
Tbe Verne Swain, the Clinton packet,
made her regular trip to Rock Island.
The C. W. Cowles. C. J. Caffrey.Lum
bcrman, Pilot and Le Claire Bello went
In Magistrate Wivill's court Saturday
Oscar Ltndqulat and Thomas Dunning
were held In bonds of $100 each for
burglarizing the room of L. E, West in
Bengston block, and sent to jail in de
fault Before Judge Adams Saturday Geo.
O'Neill was fined $20 and costs, and John
Connell $50 for larceny. Arthur Patter
son and John Ritchie, two Molinc youths
were up for larceny. Patterson was
fined $25 and costs on a plea of guilty,
while Ritchie was held to answer tbe
-charge. Edward Swanson.anotheryouth,
was tried for the same offense, and sen
ence withheld. '
How the Pittsburg Americus
Club Kept the Same.
LEADEE3 SPEAK AT A BAXQUET.
Speaker Rred Comment on the SoetWera
y oration, and Advocate National
Election Law John M. liarkaon Talk
of Itemoeratle PreM Work and Op
poses the Civil Service Law Congreae
and the Tariff The Florida Trouble.
PlTTBCRtt, April 2. The Americus
club annual dinner at the Seventh Avenue
hotel Saturday night, commemorating the
birthday of Gen. Grant, was an event of
more than ordinary interest. After an in
formal reception lasting one hour, dinner
was served promptly at 7 o'clock. Among
the guests of national renown were Speak
er Reed. Senator M. S. Quay, Hon. John S.
ClarVm, Hon. E S. Osborn, Hon. John
Dalzrll. Hon. Thomas M. Bayue, CoL
Richard Murphy, E. W. Halford; Governor
Beaver, of Pennsylvania; Lieutenant Gov
ernor Davis, of Pennsylvania; Adjt. Gen.
D. H. Hasting, Senator G. W. Del&mater;
H on. Roix?rt K. Taylor, of New York, and
Reed on the Republican Tarty.
The tvo principal spt-eches of the even
ing were th of Speaker Reed ami Hon.
J. S. L1arkLn. Mr. Reed begjan by saying;
"Your toast strikes the only possible note
of continued victory for the Republican
party. Continued victory we must have.
Not as r artisans, but as patriots. Not on the
past must he our reliance, but on the future.
If to-day we are not in the forefront of hu
man progress, to have lieeu followers of
Abraham Lincoln iu the years pone by is
a burning disgrace. Progress is the es
sence of Republicanism. To have met
great emergencies as they arose has been
our nisfory. to meet great emergencies
as they shall arise must be our daily walk
and duty, or we cease to be. Hanging on
to old traditions is the business of the
Democratic party. And it does '.hat busi
ness well: we can never rival it.
The Southern Quetion.
Prefacing his remarks on this issue bv
saying that he had not for years talked in
the house ariout southern outrages and
wrongs, not oecanse ne lia not nelieve in
their existence, but because the remedy
could not come from politicians who were
only seventh-hour men but from the peo
ple, Mr. Reed said that the south denies
that cheating at elections exists in that
section. So did it deny the ku klux. ami
other methods adopted to annihilate
the Republican vote. On this point he
said: ""I call upon you to note one singu
lar fact that while it existed every one of
these crimes against the government was
most solemnly denied by the southern press
and southern people. No man denies them
ome Hasie Pri nei les.
'it nseome at some principles which
are fundamental in this matter. A negro
is a citiz.-n of the United States. He ha.-
just as much right to vote and have his vote
counted as anyliodv on the earth. That he
is poor and ignorant, due not under the
constitution put upon his neck the foot of
riches or of intelligence. Manhood and
not riches manhood and not learning, is the
basis of our government. We would like
all our citizens to be learned; we wish thev
ere all rich: but until they become both
we will take the average of all of them a
tbey are. Nothing less than that would be
government by the people. While the
south denies the frauds in elections, the
cheating mid the !allot-box stuffing, sin
gularly enough they justify them. Why
defend them if they don't happen You
cannot understand this on the principles
of loiric. but you can on the principles ol
The Republican Remedy.
The Republican vote of the south tbe Re
publican party is entitled to nailer the con
stitutioii, whether that vote be ignorant or
sensible. If iitiioraiit, we need it to offset
the IVrnocratic ignorance which votes in
New York and other cities. Why," lit
asked, "should they poll their ignorance
and we not jk1I ours." He then asked
"What is tbe remedy" and proceeded U
advocate a national election law. "Let us
cut loose from the state elections, do our
own registration, our own counting, and
our own certification. Then the uation
will be satisfied. Against this course ut
constitutional objection can be urged.
Freed from all right of interference,
the south will have what they have longed
for the ower to work out their own pe
culiar problem themselves; and I venturt
the prophecy that the relief from outsid
pressure wilf break down the race issue."
( larksoii sirikei a Note of Warning.
Hon J. S. Clarksou s)oke to the toast
'The Republican Press."" He said he be
lieved the Republican press to form the
strongest intellectual force on the conti
nent. and then proceeded: "The campaign
of 1WJ will be largely a newspaper cam
paign, and it has already begun. Let us be
frank and say that the Democrats saw this
before the Republicans, for any close ob
server must have Been with interest, and
almost astonishment, the marvelous man
ner in w hii.h the Democratic party has been
strengthening its lines in the newspaper oi
the magazine. In latter days it has been
beating us in our own game. In the large
cities of t he east they have captured nearly
all the magazines and illustrated papers.
Home SlgulHcant Figures.
' In New York city l,4oU,flU0 copies ol
daily newspaiiers are printed daily. Ijess
than aito.mw of them are Republican. Thi
mea ust lint two-fifths of the Republicans
of New York city and its environments are
reading Democratic papers, taking the
Ileinueratic version of things, and the
young people of the households being edu
rated unconsciously against the party ol
their fathers. Iu Boston tbe papers of
the largest circulation are also Democratic.
New Kngland has largely gone from the
faith of the days of the war in its newspa
pers. The same is true of nearly every
large city in the country. Democracy has
also pressed its conquests to tbe agricul
tural press, and in tbe last three or four
years muny of the farmers' papers in the
west have become advocate of free trade."
He closed his remarks on the subject with
an appeal to the party to take notice of
this state of affairs.
The Civil Service Question.
Proceeding to the discussion of civil
service reform Mr. Clark son said: "The
American theory is for frequent changes
in all public offices, and for every Amer
ican boy to have an honest chance, whether
be seeks it in politics or elsewhere. There
Is no American sympathy for a life-holding
class in office, and no real American sym
pathies attend the present experiment of
creating a profession of officeholders. They
do not believe in the English theory of su
perior classes and lifeholding classes. All
officers under their own control they
change every two years or four, whether
in township, city, district, state or nation.
Nerer anywhere fcave the American people
made the least expression in favor of life
tenure in civil office. I believe the claim
of the Mugwump, that tbe people favor
a life-bolding class in office, if submitted
to tbe people themselves, would be rejected
by 10,(JU0,0su of votes."
As to Ballot Re-form.
In conclusion be spoke for a pure ballot.
If the Australian system was the thing, let
us have it, but be thought that in the south
the Australian system was wanted for vot
ing but an American system for counting.
There were a number of other toasts re
sponded to, and all tbe speeches were loudly
applauded. It was midnight before the
guests arose from the tables and betook
themselves to rest. The ball wus brilliant
with the national colors, and the "counter
feit presentment" of Gen. Grant looked
down on the guests from a number of places
on tbe walls.
The Pay Observed at New York.
XEW York, April 2S. The Grant Birth
day association beld a banquet at Delmon
ico's Saturday night to commemorate
the anniversary of tbe general's birth.
Portraits of 'Washington, Lincoln and
Grant adorned the walls, amid decorations
composed of the national colors. About
130 guests were present. Anion tba
sneakers were (Jen. S wrain, J iseph H.
Choate and C. M. IVpew. Mra. ( rant was 1
FLORIDA AND UNCLE SAM.
Obttrartions to 4,overnment 1'c art Iro-
eee To lie Met Vlf orouf I y.
Washington Citt, April ?. The presi
dent Saturday sent t litter to the attorney
general in which, referring to th obstruc
tion to the processes of V. nited states
courts by certain citizens of the ounties of
Leon, Gadsden, Madison, and .Jefferson,
Florida, he declares that such a condition
of things cannot be longer tolerited. He
therefore orders the attorney general to
instruct tbe United States marshal for
that district to proceed at once to execute
such writs as may be placed in his hands.
employing, where resistance is appre
hended, such civil posse as may be neces
sary to discourage or overcome such re
sistance. Calmness and moderation to
gether with firmness and courage are
pressed upon the marshal as necessary
m the execution of bis duties, aid he is to
be assured that every resource in the
power of the government wil. be ex
hausted to secure the proper en "orcement
of the law.
Boyeoltltig Munt Be Heat en.
The attorney general immediately act
ed upon tbe above order, sen. iii g to the
marshal a copy thereof, and assi ring him
that the tactics of boycotting eu ployed by
the lutlcouterits "and their friends by
which they refuse horse hire, h.tel enter
tainment, etc.. to I'nited States officers.
win not be permitted to prevent the exe-
cution'of the writs, and that n.eans will
1 found to transport and sulsit said offi
cers wherever their duties may call them.
A Florida Kditor Protects.
Ja Ksowii.t.F, Kla., April Editor
Hawthorne, of The Times-l'nion publishes
an open letter to President Har -isou. ttat
ing that the people of Florida regard the
president's letter to Attorney G neral Mil
ler with surprise ami a deep sen- of injury
They are convinced that the ststements it
contains about resistance to legal process
in Florida must have been based upon mis
information as to the actual itate of af
fairs in the counties named, which misin
formation, the editor says, was proba
bly given by I'nited States officers,
whom it charges with partisan
ship, even to the judge declaring that
be would bitterly persecute the emotrats.
He says the grand jury was composed
nearly entirely of Republicans: that whole
sale indictmeuts were found ag linst Dem
ocrats on unreliable testimony , and that
the people preferred to hide rMber than
submit to unfair trial. The reports of
boycotting are denied and the editor says
he has the statements of eleven -f the mar
shal's posse that they "w-ere t reared lik"?
gentlemen." He closes by saying that if
the court is cleansed of partisanship it will
meet no difficulty.
CONGRESS AND THE TARIFF BILL.
Views of the Memter Ascertained by The
Philadelphia I 'rest.
Philadelphia, April 2, The Philadel
phia Press presents this morning the most
complete and carvful poll of tie majority
in congress ever made by a newspaper. The
purpose was to ascertain the views of in
dividual memliers as to the necessity of
passing a taritf revision and reduction
bill as speedily as possible. The result of
a careful examination of the interviews
shows that a tariff bill will be passed tie
fore the adjournment this simmer; that
the Republicans are iu accord as to the
general principles of the bill, though some
features of it are not bked by individual
memliers. that the Democrats protest
against the bill iu a general wa .-.
Summary of the 0tni us.
The result mi i ii man ed is as follows: To
tal ii inn 1st of interviews, Ji'J; total rium
lier of Republicans interviewed. l"i; num
ber of Republicans who lielieve that a bill
revising the tariff and reducing the reve
nue must lie passed In-fore tl is congress
adjourns. 31; iiumN-r now ready to vote
for the Mi Kitdcy bill as it stands, HI;
number w ho lielu-i-e the McKhiiey bill is
sure to be made satisfactory to the party
and the country, and passed, lis; number
who are not sure about it, 17.
Acute Labor Situation In li-elaud.
London, April -s. The Irbh railway
strike situation Is l-coming w orse rather
than better. Labor disturbances in Ire
land, like so ial disorders iu I hit country,
seem to assume a more bitter aspect than
similar affairs in most every other country,
aud it is uot improbable that serious
trouble will occur before the p-esent ditfi
ctilty is settled. The railway directijrs
have determined to take advantage of the
legal rights possessed by thent, and have
begun prosecutions against the signal men
who left the company 'a empl y without
the formal notice required by li.w.
A 'ted Republican I-ad.
New York. April 2s John J. O'Brien,
the noted Republican leader in the Kighth
assembly district, died yesterday at Coney
Island, where he has been ill for some time
past. Though Mr. O'Brien hid been a
power in local and indirectly in state and
national politics for many year, the only
public office of consequence taat he had
held was that of chief of the bureau of
elections. He was a native of tl is city and
was 4S years of age.
THE CONGRESSIONAL E RIEF.
Senate Transaction The Home Spend
l ive Hour Securing a Otorum.
WashinotoS t'lTV, April 2si Saturday
the senate passed the bill to cstv out the
agreement with the Sioux Ind ans of Da
kota for the sale of their land -t, appropri
ating 81.sno.ooi); also the bill t i negotiaTe
with the Turtle band of Chippewas for the
cession of their lands; also the bill to pay
A. H. F.inerv, nt Connecticut, for the use
by the government of his gun patents, in
creasing t he amount from toO.w ) to t75.U(JU.
A long debate took place over a joint reso
lution to accept the sword of Capt. S. C.
neea rrom ins son, the latter to receive a
medal, but no quorum voting on the reso
lution, it went over. An executive session
was held, after which the senate ad
Burrows of Michigan presi led iu the
house pro tern., Speaker Reed being abseut
at Pittsburg. Allen of Mississippi took the
truble to deny that he had called Senator
Quay a thief in a debate last week. In
committee then the legislative appropria
tion was taken up and a point cf order was
made against a clause permitt ng the sec
retary of the interior to appoint nine mem
bers of a board of pension appeals, the
chair sustaining the point. Ttie commit
tee rose and reported the bill to the bouse,
but on tbe first vote no quornti aptieared,
and a count snowed that no q lorum was
present. A call of the bouse v as ordered
and proceedings under thiscal took five
hours before a quorum was secured. But
upon a vote again no quorum voted, where
upon tbe speaker pro tern, counted five
non-voters to make a quorum, .uid tbe mo
tionordering the previous qu -stion was
declared carried. It was 11 p. in. then and
the house adjourned.
The Meat her and tbe Crop.
WASHlSGTOii OlTT, April 28. The weath
er crop bulletin for the week ended Satur
day says: Iiejorts from the northwest, in
cluding the stutes of the Missouri and up
per Mississippi valleys, show that the week
has been eHx-cial!y favorable for farm
work and that the weather, a! hough dry
in some sections, baa generall improved
the crops. Corn planting is in progress in
Iowa aud Illinois. The weather conditions
were also favorable in the states of the
Ohio valley aud in Michigan, although ex
cessive rains were reported :n Indiana.
Cold, frosty nights hare retarded growth
in Michigan, where fruit bees are in
bloom in the southern tier of counties.
Tiaited Hli Grandmother.
Darmstadt, April 28. Thi Emperor
William passed the Sunday 'rith Queen
Victoria. The queen received during tbe
day deputation from the German dra
goons, of whom she is an hono r&ry officer.
FLAMES IX A MINE.
Four Men Go Down to the Res
cue of a Boy.
CATJ3ID.' BY THE FATAL FIRE DAMP.
One Leaul, Another Iyins;t aad a Third
Has a Close Call The Boy's Body Re
covered Brave Retrne from a Barnlng
Balldinc -Old Blems at Work Dliaa
trou Flood la Texan Cjrlone in Ar
kanitas Hail Storm at Baltimore Tlays
Havoc with the Ulasft.
Hancock, Mich., April 2$. At 3 o'clock
yesterday morning flames were discovered
bursting from shaft Xo. 3 of the North
Hancock mine. They were partially ex
tinguished, and Capt. Joseph Herbert,
John Thomas, John Howe, and Thomas
Bell volunteered to go through the smoke
that filled the cutting in search of John
Williams, a pump boy. Bell was the last
man to go down.
The Warning C ry I'nheard.
As he reached the ladder he yelled to the
others: -Come back, the gas down there is
too thick." There was no answer, and it
was evident that the three miners had been
suffocated. Tying a scarf about his head,
John Pentecost went down alone through
gas that extingni-hed his lamp. He found
Thomas with his i lotbing burned off and
his legs fright ful;y roasted. Kowe was
dead and Herljert nearly so, but w ill prob
ably recover. Thomas will hardly live.
Williams Hod Recovered.
The fire in the lower levels of the mine
did not entirely die out until yesterday
afternoon when Williams' body was found
3ti0 feet from the surface, apparently
drowned by the floods of water that were
poured in. The fire is suppascd to have
been cau-e 1 by the lioys entering a gas
pocket with a lighted candle, although
there are suspicions of incendiarism.
A DELUGE AT DALLAS, TEX.
Must Destructive flood fcver Known A
Sea of Water. '
New Orleans, April . The Times
Democrat's Dallas, Tex , special says: Tbe
mix-t destructive flood even known in
the history of north Texas is now passing
through tbe Trinity. The great rain on
Friday raised every tributary of it far out
of their banks. Saturday and Saturday
night it rose rapidly, and at 10 o'clock yes
terday morning passed the highest water
mark in fifty years. In front of this city
it is two miles wide, extending to the foot
of Flanders Height west and to Oak Cliff
south of the city. On the north all resi
dences from a hundred yards beyond Coch
rane street are submerged, ome to the
second floor and others to the attic.
No Live Lot.
No one lias lieen reported drowued. All
Sat unlay night and all day yesterday they
have been moviug to higher ground.
Backwater extends far up to the north
side of the city, w hile on the south, houses
are submerged as far up as Ward street
north. On the south and in front of the
city there is oue vast ocean thirty and
forty feet deep, and it is still rising, and
will so continue until at lea.st Tuesday. Its
like has never l n seen.
All Train Ilelaved Hri.lces in Peril.
Trains on all the railroads the Texas
Pacific, the Missouri Pacific, the Santa Fe,
and the Greenville were not running west,
north, or south of the city yesterday. Wash
outs are reported all along the lines, but
the worst are immediately around the city.
Gangs of men are watching the bridges
over the Trinity river, and keeping off the
drift, l.-ist night the crest of the waves
lacked si v feet of the flooring of the bridges
in the city, but the Santa Fe Central's
bridges b:-low town are reported sub
merged. News from the surrounding coun
try is bad. Small bridges have been de
stroyed by the deluv:e: indeed, few are left.
The Crops V ill Not Suffer.
The destruction of crops will amount to
little or nothing, for as soon as the water
goes down they will grow again. The
storm of Friday w ill t-e a memorable one.
It extended from the Indian territory to
the gulf and from Marshal to Abilene,
There was not a stream however small or
great that was not raised high above high
water mark. At many points there were
hurricanes of wind and one genuine cy
clone. Many houses were blown down,
but so far not a single life has lieen re
ported lost. Yesterday a north wind was
blow ing and tires were quite comfortable.
PHENOMENAL FALL OF HAIL.
Baltimore :&perlence a Storm That I
Katitlcd to the lielt.
Baltimoke, April 2s. The city was vis
ited" yesterday afternoon shortly l-fore 4
o'clock by hail of a size and destructive
power never liefore seen in the city. The
hail went through thick panes of glass as
if they were tissue psjier, and the amount
of damage done by it can only lie figured
up when all the broken panes are counted,
and the glass-setters' bills are paid. The
loss will run up into the thousands. The
hailstones were like stones, some of them
ragged aud sharp on the edges as a steel
A Regular Rain of Cobblestone.
Hens eggs were nothing to them in size.
Many of them were as large as a man's fist,
and as they came down they sounded like
so many cannon balls falling on the help
less earth. The storm came from the
west, local iu its character, and swept to
the east with a rattle like heavy artillery,
frightening people out of their wits, mak
ing some of the superstitions think that
tbe day of judgment had come, hitting
tnow who were on tbe streets many hard
knocks, aud driving them iuto places of
shelter. In the annex the rain, wind, and
hail did even more severe damage t ban in the
city. W alls were swept down, bouses un
roofed and the amount of glass smashed
and other damage done was almost incal
culable. AN ARKANSAS CYCLONE.
It 1 Reported to Have Blown Away i
Entire Village No Teron Killed.
. L.ITTI.E I5h k, Ark., April 2S. A special
to Tbe Gazette says that Yorkville, a vil
lage a few milts southwest of Cotton
Plant, in Woodruff county-, was entirely
blown away during a heavy wind and rain
storm early Saturday morning. Hundreds
of cattle and 6tock are reported killed, but
there was no loss of human life so far as
can be learned. Many bouses were over
turned and the families narrowly escaped
BRAVE DANIEL ROSSLER.
Save a Number of Lives and Has
Narrow Escape HlmwlL
New York. April 28. Fire in the two-
story flat house, 2560 Eighth avenue, early
yesterday morning caused a panic among
the twelve families occupying the building
whose escape by the stairway was cut off
by the flames. Some escaped by way of
the roof, and others tiecarae blockaded on
a defective fire escape. Daniel Rossler.one
ol tbe latter, obtained a rope aud lowered
the women end children by it to the street.
J be men tb.i climbed down the same way.
Bossier was the last, and by this time the
rope was worn away and broke, letting
Kossler fall to the pavement, but be was
not badly hurt. But for his coolness and
presence of mind several lives might have
flrked l)i in an Open Boat.
NEW Youk, April 23. The steamship
Cereal, plying between New York, aud Hay-
tien ports, arrived here Saturday with
seven of the passengers and crew of the
wrecked steamship Italia, who were picked
up in tbe last stages of exhaustion on tbe
morning of April 1", between Fortune Isl
and and Bird Rock. They were without
food and water, and had had nothing to
eat for twenty-four hours when picked up.
The passengers were Mr. and Mrs. Hum
phreys, of Columbus, O. Mr. Humphreys
is a relative of tbe wife of ex-Senator Thur
man. The remainder of the crew are all
safe. " . .
THE LABOU FIELD.
No Agreement Reached So Far
TWO r UTILE CONFERENCES HELD.
1e Matter' Association Take lt Stand
on fion-Recogwitloa of Ihe In Ion A
Growl from the Tacking House Una
Thouaad Kinploje Meet and Deter
mine to Item and Eight H our New
from w England A Lively Outlook.
Chicago, April 28. Both tbe Boss Car
penters' association and the committee
from the carpenters' council failed in their
efforts to reach a settlement with the mas
ter carpenters at the meeting Saturday
afternoon, and the strike will lie continued
indefinitely against the master carpenters.
The committee from the new Boss Carpen
ters' association had a brief conference
.with the directors of the old association.
The old association absolutely refused to
arbitrate with the committee from the new
association, and the conference ended.
The Conference with Striker.
Then began the mA-ting with the car
penters council. The conference was a
stormy one and terminated in considera
ble disorder w hen a member of the Master
Carpenters' association moved that the as
sociation should not recognize tbe union.
The resolution was carried with a unanim
ity that was ominous and the Carpenters'
council left, vowing that the strike would
lie extended into all trades, so far as the
master carjienters are coucerned.
The citizens' committee did not mate
rialize at all, and the Master Carpenters'
association held a sort of indignation meet
ing over their failure to come forward.
Parking Hoase Men Moving.
Fully ,) packing house men, by a
unanimous vote, decided at a meeting y
terday afternoon to go out on a strike May
1, unless their request for an eight-hour
day was complied with. There are about
lil.OOO men employed in this industry, and
interviews with men who work in th
bouses are not indicative of a strike. The
thousand above noted, however, may set
pretty big strike in motion.
a pretty big strike in motion, and some of
the papers here are almost positive that
such an infliction is in pickles for this
city May 1.
Another Case of Turbulence.
It appears that a carpenter cannot even
do a job for himself without charging
umou rates, frank I"ink was laving a
sidewalk in front of his residence at "Js:!
New berry avenue Saturday w hen a crowd
of strikers attacked him aud knocked him
down. The police were notified of the as
sault, and two of the strikers nanus! VA
ward Pauls and Frsleri k Keil were locked
np. They will lie arraigned In-fore Justice
Doyle. Piuk was not injured.
SITUATION IN NEW ENGLAND.
Ronton and Worcester To He the Mala
Battle ti round.
B.isT., April 2S. The tJlo!-publishes
an article showing the situation in New
England regarding the l.ilior demonstra
tion to take place May 1. It says that Ii.w-
tou and Worcester will be the main lattle
grounds for this state, in Kith of which the
contest will be for a working day of eight
hours. The greater part of the 3,c) car
penters employed in Boston will strike for
eight hours, but they make no demand for
an increase in Ihe rate of wages. Thev be
lieve that a decrease in hours will cause an
increase in wattes, according to the law f
supply and demand. The carpenters are
well organized all through New Kng
Item and in (It her Citie.
It is said that in Worcester the Painters,
plumliers and slaters will a.,k for nine
house with the same pay they now get for
ten hours' work Non ross Bros, and Dar
ling Bros, have announced that they will
adopt nine hours May 1 for carjs'iiters, and
their mill hands and other out-door work
men. In nine other cities in this state the
carpenters demand a working day of nine
hours. Iu several cities the plumbers,
brick Livers and masons w ill demand nine
hout-s. The quarrynu-n aud granite-cut
ters iu Ouimy will proliably strike, as the
bosses, while willing to acivpt the nine
hour system, will not agree t the price
per hour demanded.
I-abor rarade at New York.
Ntw Vol:K, April Final arrange
ments were made yesterday for a grci t
"eight hour" parade ot laU.r organizations
in lhiscit on May 1.
Fire destroyed the best part of the village
of Sandy Creek, N Y , near ego, Sun
day. Detroit is actively at work v.iTh the view
of securing the locati.iu of the next Demo
cratic national convention there.
Walt Whitman, the lict. is helpless
with paralysis and poor, but his Philadel
phia friends see that he does not want.
During a quarrel iu Cincinnati Saturday
Joseph Smith kum Wed William H. Mielner
down with his St. In falling Mimer's
head struck the curb, aud he was dead
when picked Up.
Another death occurred Saturday as a
result of the explosion i- the siik mills at
Catasauqua, I'm , lli-o. t'faff expiring of
It is reported from St. Petersburg that
the Russian war party is doing its best to
bring ou a tight in the Balkans, for the
purpose of diverting tbe Russian jieople
from internal reforms, Nihilism, etc.
About 5.i Confederate veterans, who
went into camp iu oue of the Atlanta, Ga.,
parks Sat unlay, held a war servii e Sun
day, and w ere addressed by several army
Stanley reached England Saturday. He
was received at Dover, where belauded,
with almost royal houors. and at Ixmdon
tbe most distinguished attention was paid
him. The prince of Wales invited him to
Sandringham, and he proceeded thither.
The police defaced Boulngist placards
posted at Paris Sunday on tbe occasion of
the municipal elections, but thirteen Bou
langists were favored in tiallots that will
have to be taken over again.
President Harrison seut bis first veto to
tbe house Saturday. It was against a bill
to permit Ogden, Utah to increase its in
debtedness. The senate has confirmed H. Clay Good
ing, of Indiana, as chief justice of the Ari
zona supreme court, and Gen. John C. Fre
mont as a major general, U. S. A., re
tired. Miss Annie Juno, a belle of Schenec
tady, N. Y., daughter of an alderman,
eloped with Dr. A. G. Wicks. The man
who feels the most melancholy over the
affair is Charles Harrison, who thought be
bad a mortgage ou the young woman's af
fections. John L. Sullivan has telegraphed the
California Athletic club accepting tbe
proposition to fight Jackson, after be is
through with the state of Mississippi
Albion W. Tourgee, the anther of "The
Fool's Errand," and other pWUieal novels,
has been placed on the pension list at the
rate of 30 per month.
" A disgraceful row occurred iu the First
Evangelical church -at Naperville, Ills.,
Sunday, resulting in a victory for the Esh-
er faction this time. They will go to law.
The Farmers' Alliance is making the po
litical situation in Alabama a very uncer
tain quantity just at this writing.
Before the state senate committee inves
tigating municipal affairs in New York
city Saturday P. H. McCann swore that
Mayor Grant had given SttO.000 toward
corruption luna ol ciwi.uuu to secure
Grant's appointment in lWsi as commis-
aioner of public works. Mayor Grant says
the whole story is a lie, and Richard Cro
ker, McCann's brother-in-law, to whom a
large portion of tbe money was said to
have gone, telegraphs from Europe that
McCann is not to be believed on oath.
The Garfield statue, a marble figure ten
feet high, has been placed in position in
tbe monument at Cleveland, ready for the
dedication May 3L
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIE3,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
tSjfWhich are good Fitters
A FiGHT FOR HALF DOLLARS.
TW I-utio to Ouit C wiiiM-titla with tbe
Itrut hrrlMU Haw Kail Kwonlt.
Chicai-1. Apnl Tlie priniijde sub-
jet't uf dt'li-itli iu i ball citvles just
'W is re,vipl- at the turnstile. The rival
ry Ivtwei-u thr IxMue and ilrotherhood in
t lie nrt of (mixing the mil. t. If half dollar
into the eh-ln.es of the two areKa
tions has lieen v-ry active ince the ca-on
ojwned t nd o far the lirotlt-rlici -ins
to have Iwn inot expert iu that branch of
ha-- ball enterprise. Apparently incited
thereto by tiiis mournful fact, the leauue
has determined upou a change of pro
Kmuiiue far as this city is coucerned at
the opening anies. and has made arraue
nieuts to on-u Tuesday instead of Satur
day, thereby avoiding a tet of strength iu
the field of money m.ikini; ou the same
day as the Brotherhood. The Brotherhood
;'ii- Saturday as advertised. It is as
serted an awrtion. bowevt r. which Mr
S(nldiug denies that the lye.iue will re
axrnue its s hedule so a to cut out all
dates ujKn wlikh l-agueand Btvtherhood
club" play in the same city, aud sultitute
a scbedue in vtbieh the populace cannot
choose which av.'i:rvv.'atiiin they will pat
ronize. How Thev tand a to the Kerord.
The standing of the i luls uf the four
priucijMil a?icititu up to the .!; of
playing yesterday is as follows:
Bn.th ti.iHt .n. l.t-t. p-' l.ea,rae li.D. lot- p c
H. -I. n
J hi Onriniiat!..
.1 .. lull
. Ciii. a :u . .
a 4.- iri-i.tnd ..
4 .ji iln.'On
Aoirt,-an ..n. I.t. pr Vetern won. K-t- p.c
LulTtili . d a .714 rerer.. t i .7V
K-heier . . 2 "M M inet e 3 -See
Athletic. . '2 .714 Mliiue ill S a .J4
Colunitiu. . 4 S .571 sioutClly .. 4 3 .571
St. 1-.UH .. 4 3 .571 -t Paul . S S -7i
Kn,alrn .. -J 3 4- Hlluee. 3 .3 J J
Sr-ef . 2 i .Jsr.'kDsa-t.ltr a S .JWS
Tleu. I .14-r'ut" 2 f .21
Tht I.atet ieor- Made.
Foilowiu ate the club scores. Saturday
aud yesterday, the I.eaxue and lirothtr
hood pla iiitf no Sunday Kues: league:
At Bo-ton New York 3. lioston 1.
Brotherhood: At Boston New York 10,
Boston 14. All other Ieatrue and Brother
hood games, as well as all the American
association games, were postponed rain.
American (Sunday): At Philadelphia
Athletic 5, Syracuse 3: at Brooklyn Brook
lyn 5, Rochester 6: at Ix-uisville luis
ville 4, Toledo S; at St. Iuis-St. Louis 14,
Western association (Saturday): At St.
Paul St. Paul 10, Minneapolis 3:'at Omaha
Omaha 3, Sioux City 5; at Milwaukee
Milwaukee 7, I)es Moines 5: at Ieiiver
Denver 5. Kansas City S. (Sunday): At
Omaha ( niaha 7, Sioux City b: at Mil
waukeeMilwaukee 5, Des Sloiues 7; at
Denver Denver 11, Kansas City 8; at St.
Paul St. Paul , Minneapolis 15.
A duty of 5 cents on a dozen egg is a
Rood way to free tbe American ben from
tbe American yolk.
This powder evervarlaa. Amarrelof "porter,
trangth and wboleaomaea. Mora ecooomka
than Um ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold In
com petition wita die mnhHnde ot low test, short
weight alma or prpbospbate powder. MSmL
SasMS. KoTai. Baimt Pownra Co., ICS WaU
St A. T
-- THK LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stubley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SIECOIDTIE) "VETTJE.
2011 Fourth Avenue. Dealer is
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Busies, Bojs' Express Wagons.
Also a f a:l line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Paper, Tauleta, Ink. S!a:e, Lad and Slate Pencil. Etc.
K. C. HOPPE,
No. 180S Second avenue.
Has opened bis New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 1C2G Third averm,
where he would Be pleased to see his friends
-cr. w. croisrEs-
lea!er in New and
Second Hand Goods
OF ETEhT PESTRirTTOX.
The btgbes orice Paid for f.ii of anv kind. Will ira.le, II ..r bny anrthlu.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.
J". Hvr. CHI2ISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAHUJ-ACTUREB OF CBACEEBB AD BISCUITS'.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
I" Specialties; Tbe CbrUty "OTITKB" and the Chrl.ty "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A. J. SMITH & SON,:
And Japanese Mattings,
compkre largest stock of Carpet iofs. Mattings and
WEST OP CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 Wet Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple. DAVENPORT.
Bue Bills and Bats, Rubier Bills
Kock Island, III.