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THE KOCK ISLAND AIIGUS, TUESDAY, APHIL. 29 190.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Tuesday, April 29, 1890.
The unsavory record of United States
Senator Matthew S. Quay, ' of Pennsyl
ania, who is also chairman of the re pub
lican national committee, is being venti
la ted by the eastern press. Quay's no
torious and brazen campaign of 1888
brought him into prominence as a man
who believed in carrying elections with
money, and the easiest way to secure
campaign boodle was to fry it out of the
millionaire manufacturers. This man, re
marks the Boston Ilerald, is the chosen
associate and coiaborer in the field of pol
itics with perhaps the most conspicuous
layman of the christian church in Amer
ica, Mr. John Wanamaker. He is recc g
nized as more than any one else the ad
vlscr and director of the policy of the
president of the United States in that
very important feature of his administra
tion, the appointment of men to office.
He repn8"nts tLc republican party in tt-e
highest ofllce it has to confer in the sec-
ond state of the union. Its party man
aerment was put into his hands in the
last presidential election. Involved in
this was the disposal of vast sums of
inonej, estimxtcd by no one at less than
several hundred thousand dollars, and de
ciding every day upon questions which
had a moral hrarint; in the campaign. It
' is of more than usual interest, therefore,
to know what manner of man this confi
dant and adviser of the president, this
guide and mentor of the postmaster-gen
eral, this representative of a great state
in the senate, this absolute controller of
the direction of a presidential campaign
We find the description of his cbaricter
and career set forth at length and with
minuteness in two of the leading news
papers of New York. Both are of the
highest responsibility. In the case of one
of them its proprietor is capable of re
sponding to the amount of millions of
money if hischarges are questioned. They
are not questioned in any particular,
either by Mr. Quay or by those who are
authorized to spenk for liim. What are
They are, first, that Matthew S. Quay
began his political career by taking
bribes ss a legislator. Second, that he
old himself first for $13,000 to one can
lidate for United States senator. and then
betrayed that candidate une'er the pay
ment of $20,000 by another. Third, that
be conspired to defraud the internal rev
enue of the country. Fourth, that he
procured by bribery the passnge of a bill
which created the office of recorder in
Philadelphia, which he was himself aps
pointed to till. Fifth, that he conspired
to get a bill through the legislature which
should wrong the state out of a large
amount of money as indemnity for the
Pittsburg riots of 1ST7, and after those
who were the active scents in the work
were sentenced to prison, one of them
having pleaded guilty, he immediately
procured their pardon
But the most formidable and rpecific
charge of all comes in two counts. It is
that Matthew 8. Quay twice took from
the treasury of the state of Pennsylvania
the state's money and usud it for his own
private speculations. The first time he
abstracted $200,000, Bnd lost it all. Ruin
stared him in the face. Of his two ac
complices, one died from the effects of
the shock ahd the other committed sui
cide. Quay contemplated flight to Can
ada. He was spared the necessity for this
by J. Donald Cameron supplying the
money to make good hU theft.
rL . ...
iue most, oi mis was repaid in
imcr years, oui some oi it is
still owed. Perhaps the most nrnaz
ing feature of the affair is that,
with the knowledge of this in the
minds of the politicians he was actually
elected to the office of state treasurer
of Pennsylvania. In that position he
the second time raided the state treasury,
taking $400,000 for his use in this specu
lation, which proved to be so profitable
an one that he was spared bis earlier em
barrassment. This man, with this record, is in the
senate of the United States in equal as
sociation with the senators of the state of
Massachusetts, and with the self-respecting.
God-fearing men of other
states of the union which hold merit and
morals to be the standard in selecting
their representatives in that body. That
association, however, is compulsory, and
it may not be cordial fellowship. But
what shall we say of the state that sends
Quay to the senate? What shall we say
of that professedly christian member of
the cabinet who comes into oflice under
his auspices, and who is so identified
with him as to be recognized in and out
of his state as in his career a creation
of Quay? What shall we say of a presi
dent, also a professedly christian man, J
who has so listened to Quay, has so fol
lowed his counsel, has so made him a
power in his administration that one of
the most distinguished republicans of
Pennsylvania has felt compelled to make
a public protest against such action, and
call his attention to the character of the
Above ail, what shall we say of a great
party of the nation which makes such a
man its chosen leader in its presidential
campaign? Has there been a more dis
couraging illustration of the debasement
o the politics of our day than is fur
nished in this modern instance?
Thi Unionh&a at last stumbled upon the
fact that ex-Mayor Carse Is a formidable
candidate for the legislature. As Mr
Carse has been prominently mentioned
in that connection for the past two
months only, the Union' discovery is
The Spring Msdieine.
- The popularity which Hood's Barsapa'
rilla has gained as a spring medicine is
wonderful. It possesses just those ele
ments of health-giving, blood purifying
ana appetite-restoring which everybody
seems to need at this season. Do not
continue in a dull, tired, unsatisfactory
condition when you ma; be 80 much ben
fitted by Hood's Barsaparilia. It purifies
the blood and makes the weak strong.
A DIVIDED COURT.
Differing Views of the Liquor
Law of Iowa.
STJPEEME OOUSrS DECISION.
The Prohibition of Importation Into the
State Declared Invalid, Three Justices
Dissenting Senate "Worry Over the Sil
ver Bill Our Product of Precious Met
als Signing- of the International Arbi
tration Treaty Congressional Transac
tions. Washington Citv, April 29. The
United States supreme court, through
Chief Justice Fuller, has rendered an
opinion adverse to the constitutionality of
state laws providing for the seizure of
lienor brought into the state in original
packages. Such laws, the court holds, are
an interference with the inter-state com
merce law. After the liquor becomes the
property of the importer, the state may
under its police powers regulate or pro
Importation is Lawful.
But it has no power in the absence of ex
press congressional authority, to prohibit
the transportation of the article from an
other stato and its delivery to the im
porter. The case in which the decision
was made was that of Gus Leidy & Co.,
plaintiff in error, vs. A. J. Hardin. It
was brought here on appeal from the
supreme court of Iowa, and this court re
verses the decision of the state court.
Points from the Opinion.
The court says that intoxicating liquor
U undoubtedly an article of traffic like
any other article in which a right of prop
erty exists, and concedes that the Mates
have the undoubted right to control their
purely internal affairs, in doing
which they exercise powers not surren
dered to the national government; but
whenever the law of the state amounts es
sentially to a regulation or corinierce
with foreign nations or among the states,
as it does when it inhibits, directly or in
directly, the receipt of an imported com
modity or its disposition before it has
ceased to become an article of trade be
tween one state and another, or anther
country and this, it comes in conflict with
a power which, in this particular, has been
exclusively vested in the general govern
ment, and is therefore void.
Three Justices Dissent.
Justices Gray, Harlan, and Brewer dis
sent. They say that the right to regulate or
prohibit the saleof intoxicating liquors be
longs to the states as a branch of their po
lice powers, and can be judiciously and
ertecttvely exercised by them alone, ac
cording to their views of public policy and
local needs. The Iowa prohibitory laws
were enacted by the legislature in the
exercise of its undoubted power to protei
ns inhabitants against the evils phvsical
moral, and social unending the five use of
intoxicating liquors. They aflect commerce
much more remotely thun laws of a state
the validity of which is unquestioned
authorizing the construction of bridges and
dams across navigable waters within its
limits, which wholly obstruct the course o:
commerce und navigation; or than quaran
tine laws, which operate directly upon all
ships and merchandise coming into the
pons of the state.
t'onaeqnenres of the Decision.
If the statutes of a state restricting or
prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors
within its territory are to be held inopera
tlve and void as applied to liquors sent or
brought from. another state and sold by
the importers in original packages, the
eonscquences must be that an inhabitant
of any state may, under the pretense of
interstate commerce, and without license
or supervision of any public authority.
carry or send liquor into, and sell in any or
all of the ot her state, despite any legisla
tion or those states on the subject, and al
though his own state should be the only
one which had not enacted similar law.
A Michigan Case Decided.
The eonrt also decided the case of Henry
Lyng against the people of the state of
Michigan, Involving the validity of the
Michigan law taxing beer in the original
packages, manufactured in m isconsin and
sold in Michigan. The court denies the
power of a state to exclude directly or jo
directly the subjects of inter-state com
merce by the imposition of burdens there
on, or to regulate such commerce without
OUR GOLD AND SILVER PRODUCT.
Statistic- Showing How Mach Was Dug
Out in 1889.
WASHINGTON CITT, April 29. E. O.
Leech, director of the mint, has submitted
bis annual report to congress on the pro
duction of precious-metals for the calendar
year 1889. The value of the gold product
of the United States during the year is
placed at Se,SOO,000,against $33,000,000 in the
preceding yeur, and the silver product for
ISW at 0,0UJ,0Uo, against $45,7S3,6S3 in
C'filorndo Keeps the Lead.
Colorado still maintains first rank among
producing states, with an aggregate pro
duct of gold and silver of over fcM.OUO.ooo.
Montana stands next with a product of
"i2,SlM,000. California produced 14.:M,
000, of which $13,000,000 were gold, being
about two-fifth of the total gold product
of the United States.
Our Loss of Prerlmi Metals.
The net loss of gold and silver to the
United States by excess of exports over
imports during the year was: Gold.
bK),7j3; silver, 14,88ij,i6. During the
year l,t;9T,0t)0 gold and t8,7WS,00u silver
was used in the industrial arts in this
country. The world's production of gold
and silver in 1S was approximately $119,
000,000 gold, $lfi2.700,O0 silver, coining
value, against $110,000,000 gold and $142,-
000,000 silver, coming value, in 188S.
The Proceedings in Congress.
Washington Citt, April '29. Cullom
introduced a bill in the senate yesterday
for the appointment of a board to investi
gate the merits of car couplers and recom
mend one for general use on freight cars.
A bill was favorably reported authorizing
certain lands withdrawn for reservoir pur
poses to be restored to the public domain
An amendment accompanied the bill, sav
ing the rights of purchasers of these lands
and providing that the lands restored shall
always remain subject to the right of the
government to construct reservoirs with
out subjection to claims for damages on
account of overflow. A discussion
as to the merits of the outlet
and levee plans for the Mississippi took
place, demonstrating that senators were
very much at sea about the matter. A de
bate on the land forfeiture bill, without
action, took place, and the bill to incorpor
ate the Sons of the .Revolution was pend
ing at adjournment.
The house received its first veto yester
day, being that of t5o bill to authorize
Ogden, Utah, to increase its indebtedness.
The legislative, etc. appropriation was
passed. In committee District business
was then taken tip, but adjournment was
reached without final action on anything.
HARD TO PLEASE TELLER.
Republican Senators 8tlU Wrestling with
the Silver Bill.
Washington Citt, April 29. The com
mittee appointed by the Republ!-an senate
caucus to frame a compromise i9. er meas
ure was in session for several hours yester
day afternoon, but came to no conclusion.
Teller, who has introduced in the senate a
bill providing for free coinage, urged very
strongly his objections to the features of
the house silver bill which makes it pos
sible for the secretary of tie treasury on
demand to give silver bullion in exchange
for certificates issued on bullion. Sher
man, who is the leader of the conservative
element, urged as strongly the necessity of
preserving this feature, while Aldrich, who
proposed the disputed clause originally,
maintained silence on the question at issue.
Several compromises were proposed by
other .members of the committee, font none
was auopteii anu nocoiiuiuMou v us" -cacueU.
Another meeting will be held. ; .
For I'll re Pood and Drimlu
Washington City, April 29 lunston,
from the house committee on agriculture,
yesterday reported to the house f vorably
the senate bill providing for an inspection
of meats for exportation, prohibi ing the
importation of adulterated articles of food
and drink, with an amendment including
drugs, and authorizing the president to
make proclamation in certain casis. The
provisions of the bill require the inspec
tion of meats only when intended for ex
portation to countries the governt.ients of
which require such inspection, or when
ever any buyer, seller, or export 3r shall
That Ohio Ballot Box Affair.
Washington Citt, April 29. The com
mittee investigating the alleged Ohio ballot
box fraud had a meeting yesterday and ex
amined a few more witnesses, but nothing
of interest was developed. The only mat
ter worth noting was a letter from ex
Fresident Cleveland which said t hat Gov
ernor Campbell while representative had
never mentioned the ballot box to him,
and that he never heard of the existence of
the alleged ballot box bill.
The Pan-Americans Sign.
Washington City, April 29. Tie repre
sentatives of alKiut ten of the American
nations signed the arbitration agreement
recommended by the Pan-Ameri.-an con
ferenoe at the state department yesterday.
Among the nations which signed the
treaty were Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia,
Ecuador, Guatemala, Salvador, and Hon
duras. It. is expected that eventually all
will sign it.
tlolng to Compete with I's
WashivgtoM CITY, April 29-The de
partment of agriculture has been advised
by Consul Fay, stationed at Stettin, Ger
many, that the Russian government is
about to assist certain capitalists in estab
lishing slaughtering and shippin g houses
that are to compete with the Unit ad States
in furnishing dressed meats to the German
and English markets.
rtilU signed by the President.
Washington City, April 29. The presi
dent has approved the act foi a bridge
across the Mississippi river at south St
Paul, Minn., and the act relating to United
a-tates courts in Minnesota.
INDIANA f ARMERS ALLIANCE.
Its Reported Growth and Protperts A
Big Consolidation in Progrexs.
INPlANAroi is, April 29. The Farmers'
Alliance has grown in Iudiana t j formid
able proportions. When delegi tes met
here to form a state org.-iniatioii the lirst
business was the making of reports of the
strength of the order in tbestiite. The
first snb-allianees were organize ! in Mar
tin county altout a year ago. The reports
show that Martin county now h.ts thirty-
eight alliances and 1,300 member. The
order hn a ntract store at l,oogotee
which does a thriving busiiies-i. Every
piece of goods for sale is markel plainly
with both the cost and selling prizes. The
merchant contracts to srll his go..ds for an
average of about 10 per cent, alove their
cost to him.
A Consolidation S-heme.
i ne ueiegate who gave the Mai tin coun
ty report said the Alliance met w ;th much
opposition from business and professional
men at first, but that now its favor is
courted by all. Reports from ot!ier parts
of the state show nearly 100 lodges with
3,000 members. Announcement was made
that the various organizations of farmers,
the grangers accepted, will lie coLsolidated
with the Alliance next fall. Some of these
are the Farmers' Mutual Benefii associa
tion, the Agricultural Wheel, tin; Patrons
of Industry, the estern Alliance, and the
Farmers' and laborers' union. When
unimi ine consouuation will nave a
strength approaching 100,000 members in
Organizers from Texas.
Benjamin Terrell and W. W. Vilsou, of
exas, are here assisting in the organiza
tion. The stxie of the movement is indi
cated by Terrell. He says: -The Alliance
has not come to pull down, but to build
up; not to attack auy other interests, bnt
simply to care for the farmers' in; erests. It
is political. That is one of its chief pur
poses. e propose to study pol tics, but
not to be partisans. e will not attack
parties, but will raise our members above
party. Wind partisanship has done more
than any other thing to injurethe farmers'
interests. We will try to avoid i reiudice.
1 have seen the time when I would have
voted my party ticket no matter what the
standing, moral or mental, of the candi
Will Vote for "Katie and the liaby."
'Xow I propose to vote for 'Katie and
the baby.' If the parties who have pro
fessed to be our friends for t wei ity years
expect to retain our support hereafter.
they must begin to show themselves our
friends in truth. Whenever you want
anything from the legislature demand it.
We want more money, better railroad
facilities and regulations, better laws re
stricting the ownership of land and pre
venting accumulations of great 1 sxlies of
A ASE OF TOTAL DEPRAVITY.
Young Ctrl Taken to a House of Ill
fame bf Her Own Brother.
Chicago, April 29. Four diys ago
Frances Kamiu, a pretty German girl 15
years of age, disapjieared. The father re
ported the case to the police, ami also the
disappearance of Annie Largie, a friend of
Frances Kamin. Both girls wei-e of the
same age. After a search by the police
the girls were VJjd Sunday night in a
disreputable house OH Union r.reet, the
keeper of which is Clara Bircij, said to be
a relative of the Kamin girl. A: ked bow
they came to go to the place the girls
said that they had been taken there by
WU.O ivamin, brother of Frances, and
liobert Anderson, a saloon keeper.
The Mlu-rrtnt Brother's I' ay.
AH thosj- implicated were arrested and
Clara Birch said that the two men had
brought t he girls to the Union" sti-eet place,
and they were to receive $10 for the work
they did. After the girls had b u there a
day or two the Birch woman it is alleged,
to escape auy possible prosecution, took
the pair to a notary public, and jefore the
notary the girls each swore that they were
18 years of age.
Father Prosecuting son.
The futhur of the Kamiu girl has been
working with the officers on the case ever
since his daughter disappeared, a ad yester
day morning he appeared to pro-tecute his
sou, who did not appear to tat e his dis
grace very keeuly. Mr. Kamiu was boil
ing over with rage, and after telling his
story he swore he would laud his sou in
the penitentiary If there was any luw in
the land. The prisoners were held in 3,000
NEARLY CUT HIM IN TWO.
Terrible and Fatal Aocldeni in a Mine
Shaft at Butte, Mont.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 29. A special
to The Tribune from Butte, Mont., says-
At 8 o'clock yesterday afternoon Patrick
ftlurpDy, a miner, working In tl.e Moun
tain Consolidated mine of this cit y, was in
stantly killed, and George Little and
Thomas Bray, twocumrades, wer seriously
Injured. The three were ridinjr down a
shaft on a cage loaded with timbers, and
when about 400 feet from the surface, one
of the timbers slipped and vuugat on the
timbers of the shaft.
Murphy's Frightful Death.
The cage was going at a terr fie speed,
and the entangled timber swept the cage
with irresistible force. Murphy w as struck
across the abdomen, neraly cutti lg him in
two, and killing him Instantly, little was
knocked from the cage, but m tnaged to
catch upon the sides and hung -sith suf
ficient strength to keep him fron fallins
o the bottom of the shaft. Bray received
severe wound on the head, but it it
thought both he and Little will eventually
recover. Murphy leaves a wife md seven
mall children, .'.' J . " ,
A Doomed Man Who Doesn't
Know the Hur.
THE EXPERIMENT IN EXECUTIONS
Which Keiutuler, the Murderer, la Await
ing at Anbnrn Prison, N. T. A Visit to
th Building; The Instruments of Death
Dr. South wick's Tests of Lightning A
Taking Off the Time of Which but One
Ai-bckn, N. Y., April 29. The state
prison at Auburn, where Kemmler has
been waiting since midnight on Sunday
for his death by electricity, was built in
1816 and the town grew up around it, like
the homes of tenantry around a great
manor house. It looks more like a castle
than a jail, and its top is surmounted by a
trivial copper figure of a soldier in conti
nental uniform, as inappropriate and as
vain as the painted decorations on an iron
safe. The copper soldier was typical yes
terday of the people of Auburn in their
apathetic interest in what might be going
on inside the stone walls over which he
has stood and kept guard for over half a
Familiarity Breeds Indifference.
The big prison has no interest to them;
they pass it bv with the contempt of fam
iliarity, and Ht has less consideration in
their eyes than the t oflice and the rail
road station which it faces. So they went
aloiit their business yesterday as uncon
cernedly as though the eyes of the whole
country and of countries across the sea
were not turned on it with morbid, human
or scientific interest. And while all of
these people may wonder at t he delay , very
few seem to consider the effect it may have
on the murderer or to regard him in any
other light than the subject of an experi
ment of great sclent ilic interest.
A Momentous Kxperiment.
For the execution is but an experiment.
And how successful the execution may be,
was demonstrated yesterday w hen Warden
Darstou explained and rehearsed the exe
cution for the benefit of a few reporters of
the t nited Press. Among them was I)r,
A. P. Southwick, one of the state commis
sioners, who accompanied them, and who
has experimented on over 100 animals, and
lias modelled over half a dozen chairs for
use in execution by electricity. He was
shown the chair which has finally been de
cided upon, the one constructed by Warden
imrston himself, ami of which he is very
justly proud. He thought there was per
haps a superabundance of straps and fas
tenings, but this is a matter of opinion.
The IiiK-lor Tried It On the Ig.
"1 have killed in my experiments over a
hundred dogs," said Dr. Southwick, "by
electric ity, and I have never found it nec
cessary to bind them; the only parapher
nalia necessary Wing a bit between their
teeth w hich was fastened to the muzzle,
and which, with the saliva and mucroid
secretions in the mouth formed a complete
circuit when the. necessary wires were at
tached. All 1 found needful to do was to
attract the dog's attention by a wonl, and
then to turn on the current. As long as
the current was prolonged the dog stood
rigid as if he were frozen. The moment it
was turned off he fell limp and unstrung,
I believe that when this method of execu
tion reaches its jerfection there will be as
little paraphernalia as 1 used then; and
that all these straps and bands will be
done a way with."
The Apparatus of Death.
To show how quickly the victim of the
experiment could lie arranged In place
tor nis taking ott one of the visitors was
placed in the chair and the straps and head
piece were placed over him. The time was
very brief. The chair itself is a straight
liacked, large arm chair with a moveable
head rest, fashioned somewhat on the prin
ciple of the head rest on the barber or
dentist chair. Over the top of the chair
bi.ck passes the wire attached to the cap,
anu wnu n rests on the victim s head.
There are in all eight broad leather
straps attached to the chair, all of which
have to le fastened. Two of them fasten
the body; one holds the electroid; two
fasten the arms; one passes over each wrist.
and the seventh fastens the leather mask
that fits under the chin and across the
eyes, leaving the mouth and nostrils open
to permit t he condemned man to breath
for a minute or so at least before it is over.
The Doomed Man Makes His Will.
Kemmler's most important recent act
has been the making of his wilL He left
the pitifully few things he owns to those
whom be has lieen thrown with in ths
prison. His Bible went to Daniel Mo-
Xaughton. bis pious keeper, and the Testa
ment to Bill Wemple, the other watch
man. He gave -pigs m clover," with
which he amuses himself, to Rev. Dr.
Houghton, and his slate to Mr. Yates, the
prison chaplain. 1 o Mrs. Durston he gave
?he primer from which he learned to read
under her teaching, and his little book of
Bible stories. There is altsolutely nothing
known as to when the electrocution will
take place, but it is popularly supposed
that it will occur some time before Thurs
The Ohio legislature declined to doss an
Australian election law.
The Jesuits will leave Burlinirton. Iowa.
and be succeeded bv Benedictine monks.
J. R. Johnston & Co.. operating a buck
et-shop at Pittsburg, suspended payment
The Pittsburg Brotherhood Bas Hall
club has announced a 25-cent admission to
us nomc games. J
The People's National lmnt- nt trin.i,.n
N. C, capital tlOO.OOO; has been authorized
io begin business.
Charles Stear. of Macon. Ga.. deliber
ately Kbjjt und killed an inoffensive negro
uauieu uauganosk, Saturday.
The levee at Grosse Tete. on the Missis.
sippi nver, broke Monday and swamped
" u. j ue people need ala.
The average debt per mile of the TTnfon
Pacific railway, as stated in the annual re
port, is i.W,Ht;3. June 30, ISM. it was : -
T r i '
iu it nine.
James Iownsend and Patrirk Cw
were held in to.OUO bonds each in Chicago,
Monday, for an alleged attempt to blow up
LM... 1.1. j: .:n
tue ouuieiui (iisiuiery.
Zuni Iiuliaus attacked and nearly killed
propector named George Ross in the
mountains near Albuquerque, N. M. He
frighteued them off with his revolver.
Vernon Everett, the young medical stu
dent who disappeared from Chicago about
inree weeKs ago, has beeu found at Den
ver. He is somewhat off bis meutal bal
The May Day labor moqemeut is the
moot universal known in history. It in
volves the tinted States, England, Ger
many, r ranee, Austria, Spain. Italv. and
f,.....i.. ' " '
Mrs. McGurty, of Oakland. Ills., hasi
cured a verdict for $1,000 damages against
.1.. 1 1 1 1 1 . , . .
vbiucu ov jiorwuucrry, w no soiuuer nua-
baud intoxicants prior to his death from
exposure while In a helpless condition.
Postmaster General Wanamaker baa
written a personal letter to Mail Carrier
John Mouat, w ho was attacked by robbers
in Chicago t wo weeks ago, and valiantly
defended his mail sack. Mr. Wanamaker
warmly commends the courage and fidelity
displayed by Mouat.
Miss Myrtle Knox, of the "Pearl of
Pekin" theatrical company, died Monday
while being taken from the wreck of an
express train on the Chesapeake and Ohio,
near Staunton, Va. No one else killed, but
several slightly injured. Brakes wouldn't
Another Boodle Case XbVnlsaed
New York, April 29. On the recom
mendation of District Attorney Fellows,
"Judge Cowing has dismissed the indict
ment for bribery against ex-Alderman
Wendle, of the "boodle" board of 1884. In
his recommendation the district attorney
says that Wendel was not a member of the
combine and that the people had no evi
dence on which to go to trfaL,
The Fight for More Pay and
A BETTER OUTLOOK AT CHICAGO.
Some Prospect for m Settlement with the
Carenters The Packing Houses Talk
About the Militia An Address from
the Federation of Labor Calling on All
Except the Carpenters To Be Quiet
Preparations for a Demonstration In
ported Call for Troops.
Chicago, April 29. There Is now a pros
pect that the crrpenters strike will soon be
settled. The arbitration committee of the
Carpenters' Council and the Boss Carpent
ers association with four of the Citizens'
committee met yesterday afternoon at the
Iroquois club rooms. The situation was
thoroughly reviewed and the questions at
issue discussed. At the close of the con
ference the two committees most interest
ed decided that all existing differences
conld be easily settled by arbitration, and
agreed to recommend such a flan of set
tlement to their respective associations.
The Strikers Holding a Conference.
The carpenters council held a special
session this afternoon for the purpose of
instructing its arbitration committee, If
arbitration be agreed upon, as it doubtless
will be. If the present plans of the two
arbitration committees are sanctioned by
their organizations they will meet on
Thursday for the final settlement of the
strike, and it is probable that the greater
part of the striking carpenters will beat
work next Monday.
The Carpenters and Builders' association
is in no way a party to the proposed settle
ment, but remain obstinate iu the matter
of recognizing the union. It is reported
that they are bringing men from other
Calling on the Militia.
The most important rumor current
comes from Springfield. There it Is re
ported that memliers of the First and Sec
ond regiment, Illinois National Guards,
have received orders to get themselves in
readiness for any call that may lie made
to quell disturbances in connection with
the eight-hour day movement in thiscity
on May 1. Governor Fifer last night said
he had issued no orders himself, but he did
not know what the adjutant general, who
is not at present in the city, might have
clone. There is reason to believe, however,
that preparations of the kind are being
made, as the officers of the military com
panies at Springfield have lately taken
down the location of the residences of all
the memliers of their commands.
At the Stock Yards.
The situation at the st.xk yards is
rather mixed. The foremen aiid others
out there say they are not afraid of a
strike, while the hands who In-long to the
union have sent in their demand. If a
strike follows it will lie in violation of a
written agreement made with the packing
companies after the strike in lsstt, and
each man at work who signed that agree
ment was required to deposit 40 of his
wages with the employing company,
which was to lie forfeited if he violated his
SlinetV and Operators' Meeting.
The conference of the Illinois mine op
erators and mine workers yesterday was
not productive of immediate results and
the tone of the utterances does not promise
well for the near future. The generally
expressed opinion of the operators present
was that competing operators from tha
middle and southern portions of Illinois
and from Indiana would not join the con
ference, and that without such co-opera
tion it would be useless to expect renre
sentatives of northern Illinois mines onjy
to agree upon auy advauce over last vear's
An Address to the Tollers.
iokk, April w. The executive
committee of the Federation of Ijibor last
night adopted a circular addressed to tli
toilers of America, urging that all trades
except the carpenters and joiners remaiu
at work in ortler to help make the short
hour movement of that trade successful.
ibe address congratulates tho working-
men upon the signs visihle all over the
world that their demands will be granted
Will Concede Klght Honrs.
Boston. April 28. The Union Carpent
ers arbitration committee yesterday visit
ed the Boss carpenters who are not mem
bers of the Building Association. They
were assured that the eight-hour demand
would be granted by nearly all those in
terviewed. BufTalo Bakers to Strike.
Buffalo, N. Y., April 29. On Thnrsday.
according to their aniuinnimi.nt tl,
union bakers of this city will go out on
strike lor a ten-hour working day.
DEMONSTRATION AT LONDON.
A Quarter of a Million Laborers to
Sunday European Notes.
LOSDOK, April 29. Preparat ions for tb
mammoth labor meeting which is to be held
in Hyde park on Sunday, May 4, have beer
active in all parts of England for several
weeks past, and meetings were hp,l Ir.
many cities and towns Sunday last at
which the plans of the variou hmnohM
which are to participate were perfected.
Seventy-two distinct unions, aggregating
w.irai taoorers, win laKe part in tht
procession, which will le divided into sec
tions and march from every quarter of th
town to the common meeting place In
Ilyde Park, one of the unions marching
sixteen miles to reach the position to
which it is assigned. Of the whole number
of paraJors, 150,000 will form on the
Foreign Labor Notes-
No public meeting will be permitted at
Liege, Belgiu m, after 6 p. m., May 1.
The Prussian landtag will not sit Mav 1
because so many memliers will be required
to act as magistrates.
The worklngmea of Barcelona aud
Calonia, Spain, will strike Friday.
No public meetings will be permitted at
ienua May 1.
The activity of the strikers in Austria
tak-s the form of abusing aud beating the
The Auarchists of Paris are incitins th
workmen to acts or violence Thursday. A
numuer nave been arrested.
ItoMa Found Guilty of Libel.
New Yokk, April 29. The jury in the
trial of O Donovan Rossa and Mr. Hen
drickson, for criminal libel upon P. S. Cas-
siday, found a verciot last night of guilty,
with an urgent recommendation of merov.
In the case of Kossa, and not guilty in the
case of Hendrickson. Kossa will probablv
escape wun a line.
Pari nc; and Desperate Burglars.
Sioux Falls. S. D.. April 29. A darina
robbery was committed in this citT earlv
Sunday morning. About 3 o'clock a serv
ant girl In the family of O. D. English,
was awakened bv the nresencA nt t wn man
in her room. She gave an alarm and
Jumped through a window. Shn mi fnl.
lowed by the burglars, who shot at her
twice. Mr. English was also ahor at. hr
the fleeing robbers. None of the shuts did
any damage. The booty secured consisted
of Mr. English's gold w atch, a sum of
money and some valuable papers.
An I'nprovoked Marder.
Cn AJSLtt'TOX. ' jy. .Va.. Anril "QA
Peerless yesterday morning Dollivcr Ttfas
aey, a driver, playfully tapped John Cleq
denin on the shoulder wblla nuitnir
Clendenin picked up a piece of heavy iron
rail and struck him twice on the head,
crashing his skull like an egg-shell and
killing him iaatantlv. Vn mi k
lynching is probable if he is aught. Clen-
ueiuu uue oi a lamuy or outlaws who
have figured before the courts for years.
The Ohio lesillattini baa A
w jv UOU HM
EVER OFFERED IN TIIE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robi Krause's Clothing Emporium,
H5 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
lrWhich are good Fitters
Failure In the l.lquer Trade.
Kansas City. Mo.. April . The doors
of the wholesale liquor lions,. .f Carl
Spenjiler w-re cIomI jr-iterduv morning,
the cause of the failure was jXKr eollec
tions. Ass ts, li-,om.i; Uabilim-s, l4o.ixm.
Italian AimrrliUU Organizing.
Home, April A). Nine groups of Auarch
ists are orcNniziucr for a demonstration on
Mayday. The jnilii-e and the carrisou of
Home have been reiuforoed as a measure
of precaution UKuin-t disordi-r.
A llUhnp Strit-krn with I'Kraltsls.
Kalamazoo, Mii-h.. April ai. The Rt.
Rev. liishop liorjress, founder of lorgcs.V
hospital, in this eity, while visitiu at the
deanery, was st ru-kvu with paralvsis, aud
now lies very low.
t'niCAO.i. April :s
Quotation on the bonr.l of trade to-day
"'re as follows: Wheat-Xn. 2 Alar, opened
-4-. rlvd a; June. on? I SWo, closed
V; J'dr. oneJ STV, closed t-Tc. Cora
No. 2 My. opened and chisel C2e: June,
opened IfcSc. closed XJV: July, opened .3V,
closed WJc Oata-No. 2 May, ojwned and
closed Juno, opened aul clos-d 2v5;
Jalr. opened sal closed lv.riiMu,
opened flVB, cfued $13.85; June, opened
13.a. closed fll-Us July, o;ened $.3.25,
cloed fl3li. hard-May, opened tU7U
closed t UX
Live stock -The stock yards report the fnl.
lowing rangre of prim: Hivs Market opened
slow and wmle. with prices rilO: lower:
Ibcht grades, 14.0)4.5: routli packing, f4.l)
I&4.1K. mixed lots, (4l54.2; bt-av) j.aikiu
snd t-hlpping lots. $4.1"u.: -V
Live rtock: Cattle-Market ouiet anrl
steady: beeves. $;(.;.; j.Oh bulk, ( .flUt4.30;
am kpf4 anl fw.li.rs C- & 4.1 TV ......
Texans, f 2.wa3.8 ; com and mixed, f l.'&3.4a
oneep resi sumij. a.i.anj..t.m. poor to med
ium Quiet and Weak, f t.Kt.MJ: lambs. kV(l)
Produce: Pntt-r-Fancy Elitfn, 3riio per
lb: fine creameries, 171S ; danes. finest, fresb,
14Q.17c: fresb packiui; stock. 4-itV-
strictly fresh. 11c per doz. ltres.sed Doukrr-
C'hlrkcns. iir(.lilr per 11: turkey. lOAlfc-
young hens. 13,.1.V ducks. 12 14-. Apples -Fair
to L-huice, 04..ii pr bbi.
New Vohk, April S3.
Wheat No. 2 red winter '7?4j cash: do
May. 6Sc; do June. im, do July. Wkjr
Corn No. 2 niiicd 42c. cash; do Ma 3v'
do Ju e. 3sVc; do July. 4HK,-. jat- hull but
Meaty; o. 2 unxet. VA- cash; do May
31.:; do June. 2!V. bye-Hull. Harlt-,-Nondnal.
Pork Steady; mess, $1 4 mm 73
for new. LaM Quiet. .:ay e,-,.,; juno
JV8.'; July, b.o..
Live Mo. k: Cattle-M-irk -t firn.; Moe-,
(4.1a.. .15 f I.IU B,s; Lull-, and diy c os, $..'0
&3.T5. Sheep and I-au in- Va- ket firm; un
shorn she. p, i tm 4i7.r lo 9 s clip -d dot
ri . . . 1 1 . 1
clip:?d do. itf.1111 6 7; I'l-ifi ' lnil
bfm. IIuki - Mai lu-l steady; I v- im
4 i V luu ..
Hsy Upland prstrte, $7 50.
BUy Tlmotny fti Odatti 50.
Hy-Wlld. 13 001110.
Cord W 00a S3 B $4. 0
This powder saver varies. A marvel of -nnrlt.
wan mm erainarv Kinds ud ... .-r-
e0T.S?'t,l0n wlU -nltitad. of tow test .
Boti Efaua Powsbh Co.,10
SPRING SEASON, 1890.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stubley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SZE3C02ST1D .VEIsTXJS.
2011 Fourth Avenue. Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys' Express Wagons. Base Balls and Bats. Rubber Balls, etc.
Also a full line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCUOOL SCPrLIES
Writing Psper. Tablets. Ink, Slates. Lesd and Slate Pencils. Etc.
No. 1S0S St-cond avenue.
-Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 1G2G Third avenue,
where he would ne pleased to see his friends.
-J". "W. iT02sT.ES
Dealer In New and
Second Hand Goods
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
The niches price paid for (ruods of kind. Will trade, sell or bp, inythln.-.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MANUFACTU&ER OF CRACKERS AHD BIICUITS
Ask your Grocer for them. jhej are best
V Specialties; The Christy "0TSTER" and the Christy "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL,
A. J. SMITH & SON,:
And Japanese Mattings.
WEST OF CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH 6c SON,
1 na mWul TUrd Slmt, Opp. Buoulc Temple, DAVENPORT.
Rock Island, Ihv