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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY. IAY 1. 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Thctmdat, Mat 1, 1890.
The Valea'a Wall.
A special dispatch in Monday' Chicago
Herald reviewing the political situation
la this district, seems to hare had the ef
fect ot throwing the usually ataid and
decorous Union into inch a state of men
tal tribulation as to make It appear ridic
nlous if not entirely Idiotic. It snspecu
that the editor of this F!1 w'0,e
the dispatch in question and on this
assumption it proceeds to relieve its sur
plus bile by unwarranted personal al
lusions. For instance in referring to the
Herald dispatch it says:
"It is the sort of staff the Ahgcs of this
city has been giying its readers in occa
sional mild doses, care being taken by the
home sheet not to turn the stomachs of
the republicans whose patronage is its
life by anything too truculent and men-
dacious. No considerations of bread and
butter, or regard for the boundary line of
truth check the imagination of the Chi
cago herald' correspondent. '
Isadvertently, of course, the Union
piys tbe Argcs quite a compliment in
tbe above, although a petty jeal
ousy is tbe most noticeable feature of tbe
paragraph. Talk about turning tbe
atomacLa of tbe republicans! Why. if
tbe aforesaid stomachs were iu the least
BBSceptible.the sloppy hash with which the
Lnion has been serving them for years
would have impaired their digestive
qualities long ago. The Argcs acknowl
edges that it hits considerable republi
can patronage, and it is proud of it, but
the Union in calling attention to the
same.rather places itself in an embarrass
ing poditien. Tbe fact thst republican
merchants Bhow tbe Akocs preference in
placing their advertisements, and that the
Daoer finds its war to tbe homes of the
representative members of that party,
is sufficient evidence of how tbe Arqcs is
regarded by tbe public. It is not likely
that republican business men. who appre
ciate the value of a parly organ and gen
erously support it simply for political
motives, would do tbe same with a dcm
ocratic paper. This is why the Argcs is
particularly gratified with Its republican
support. It proves conclusively that such
patronage emanates from a business
standpoint entirely, and that its value as
an advertising medium is appreciated.
Tbe Union prefaces its remarks con
cerning Congressman Oest, with the ridic
nlous statement tbst "the plan of tbe
democrats is to endeavor to encompass
the defeat of Nr. Gest in the re
publican convention because they can
not do it at the polls " If the morning
paper was at all posted on the political
situation in tLe district it would know
that the democrats are particularly de
sirous of haying Oest renominated. They
consider him tbe weakest man that
could be put up, and if tbey had any de
signs whatever which thev have not
on tbe republican congressional, conven
tion, it would be with tbe intention of
furthering the interests of Mr. Oest.
The Union reaches tbe height of ab
surdity, however, in endeavoring to help
Mr. Gest out of the stupendous blunder
he made in tbe selection of a prut mister
for Rock Island. It says:
"Mr. Thomas, tLe chairman of tie con
gressional committee, presented no peti
tions or indorsements whatever for
the office of postmaster; Mr. Wells, tbe
chairman ot tbe county committee,
presented a voluminously signed peti
tion, as did Mr. M. M. Sturgeon. After
tbe latter was elected state's attorney
be withdrew his petltition, and when Mr.
Gest indorsed Mr. Wells' petilition, after
months of delay to give all Interests
plenty of opportunity, it was absolutely
the only petition for the Rock Island of
fice that our congressman bad in bis
Well, this is certaioly refreshing. Con
gressman Gest, when he sees the above,
will no doubt wish some one bad muz
zled the Union before it had made such a
statement. While it was about It, why
didn't the Lnion say that Gest didn't
know that Mr. Thomas was a candidate
at all. There would be just about as
much truth in such an assertion as in
what tbe Union seeks to imply that
Mr. Thomas' name was not considered
because be had forwarded no petition to
Washington. Probably Mr. Thomas had
reasons for not sending a petition to
Washington, and he certainly showed
more taste than Boss Wells, who bad one
In circulation before tbe official count was
made or the result of tbe election defi
nitely known. Tbe "petition" excuse is
all humbug. What need was there of a
petition? Wasn't Gest conversant enough
with tbe situation in bis own city, wilbs
out requiring long, meaningless list of
names for him to determine who
among bis henchmen was most entitled to
the place, and whose appointment would
give tbe most satisfaction. Does Con
gressman Gest or the Union pretend to
aay that Mr. Thomas couldn't have se
cured as large a petition or as strong an
endorsement as his competitors for tbe
"Since be Abocs first announced,"
ays the Union, ''that Cupt. Turnbull is
a candidate for congress, we have looked
vainly to tbe republican papers of tbe
diatrictjfor any paragraph of a confirma
tory nature." The Union then goes on
to assume that if Capt. Turnbull is a can
didate, he would have notified his own
party papers first. Well, if tbe republi
can papers throughout the district have
tbe same "nose" for news as the Union
has, this negligence on tbe part of Capt.
Turnbull is quite excusable. If tbe
Union makes tbe same inquiry tbe Arocs
baa in regard to Capt. TurnbuIT.we think
It will have no trouble in verifying our
statement that he is a candidate, and it
will not be necessary to put In ao much
time scanning its republican district ex
changes. Besides, if we remember cor
rectly, the Moline Republican about
a montc since maae me announce
ment from a reliable source. But of
course the Union would require something
more "official" than this to give currency
to the report. And anyway, it is very
likely that the Union or Congressman
Oest are somewhat adverse to hearing
of any new congressional candidates in
the lower counties.
A. short method of measuring timber is
BRAWN ON PARADE.
A Great Demonstration of Labor
- at Chicago.
THIRTY TH0TJSA5D TOILERS AFOOT.
The Sit nation a to Strike !fo 80 Acute
Packlng-HoiiM Equation 'o Longer ia
the Problem The Miners and Operat
or Coming Tog-ether T. V. Powderly
Talk of the Eight-Hoar Movement
Note From Many Point In the Field
Chicago, May 1. Labor's holiday was
celebrated to-day by nearly every trade or
ganization in the city. Tbe parade wu a
monster affair, and it was estimated that
no less than 30,000 men were in line. The
one significant feature of the parade was,
that it in a measure indicated the extent
of the eight-hour agitation, for nearly all
the unions that participated were found
arrayed on the side of tbe men who are
fighting for a shorter working day. A
monster mass-meeting was held on the
lake front after the parade, which was ad
dressed by Judge Tuley, Altgeld, Tuthill,
and Prendergast, Congressman Frank
Lawler, Charles K. Zeib, of the cigarmak
ers union, and W. H. Kliver, vice presi
dent of tbe carpenters' council.
Workmen Tied Up by Contract.
While the molders as a body are in fa
vor of a shorter working day, they will
take do united action on the subject.owing
to tbe fact that a large number of their
men are tied up by contracts. The men
employed in tbe shops of R. T. Crane &
Co., and tbe men in tbe Malleable iron
works on Blue Island avenue, have de
manded eight hours and an advance of 10
per cent, in waifet It is expected that
their example will be followed by the
force at McConnick's, French's Car
shops, and other extensive establishment.
Outlook for the Carpenter.
Tbe committee chosen by the Carpenters'
council and tbe New Bosses association
met yesterday afternoon and agreed upon
the third umpire. Judge McConnell, who,
with Judges Tuley and Driggs, and the
committor of six from each organization
will settle the carpenters' strike bv arbi
tration. These fifteen gentlemen will meet
at tbe Grand Pacific club-rooms to-mor
row morning, and it is believed all differ
ences will be speedily settled.
Packlng-IIoiue Men Will Not Strike.
At a meeting of packing-bouse, laborers
last night tbe prospective strike at the
stock yards was practically declared
off. This action is said to be in accordance
with tbe wish of the American Federation
of Labor, which wants to settle the car
penters tight hefore another is inaugurat
ed. The decision seemed to meet with
satisfaction on tbe part of a majority c
the workmen. The failure- of this move
ment practically puts an end to theen
eral movement and greatly redius-, the
chances of impending trouble.
The Miner' Conference.
There is a prospect that the li.fferences
between the mine operators hb'I operatives
of Illinois will be adjusted, and strikes
during this vear averted. Yesterday a
joint committee was aprointed by the
miners' and operators' conference, headed
by A. L. Sweet, of the ors?rators, and T. J.
Armstrong, of BracevKie, of the miners.
This committee was in session all day, and
it is understood has agreed on a plan based
upon tbe profit-sharing system. A sliding
scale of prii-es to be paid tbe miners with
differentials according to location, and
after these pri'es a certain percentage of
the profits in tbe sale of the coal. All
this, however, is contingent upon the abil
ity of the miners to secure the co-operation
of their fellow-miners in the southern
An Injunction Against Striker.
Edward Baggot, a well-known gasfitter,
secured an injunction yesterday against
strikers for besieging his shop and intimi
dating and enticing away his workmen.
He also prays for a decree compelling the
gahfitters' union to reveal the names of its
members, so that he can proceed against
them by name. Nine strikers were ar
rested lor intimidating workmen on a
building on the wst side, but the justice
Hew May 1 H u Celebrated la Pari.
Leaden and Chirac.
Paris, May 1 .The eas workers de
partment of Seine struck today and the
gunahope were closed by order of tbe gov
ernment. Tbe banks and public build
ings are garrisoned .
Lokdos. May 1. Everything is quiet
but there is much discontent over the re
striction of tbe parade. The Bank of
England Is guarded by troops.
Chicago, May 1. The labor parade
had a beautiful day. Thirty thousand
participated, including four hundred
women. Many banners were carried
largely devoted to arbitration and eight
hours. The paraders were orderly and
F-OWDERLY ON EIGHT HOUR5.
The Matter Workman LMffldent at First,
but Finally Talk Freely.
Sckantos", Pa., May 1. General Master
Workman Powderly, of tbe Knights of La
bor, was seen at his borne yesterday by a
reporter of the United Press. The master
workman had just returned from Buffalo,
where he had gone to aid in adjusting la
bor differences. He was asked his view
concerning the labor demonstrations in New
York and elsewhere to-day, and at first
stated that he had nothing to say, and that
all such information should come from
Mr. Uompers, president of the Federation
of Labor, under whose auspices the demon
strations would be held.
Concluded to Say a Few Word.
Warming np to the subject later, he said
that his position on this question was too
well known to need explanation. He had
always favored an eight-hour law. The
Knights of Labor had also endorsed it,
adoptiug a preamble favoring it at the
general assembly in 18T8. As be under
stood it, to-day's demonstration sthrougb
out tbe country were to convince tbe pub
lic that the labor element was really in
favor of shorter boars for the toilers.
All Working for the Short Iay.
"This movement to secure an eight hour
law Is a universal one," said Powderly,
"and we are all working steadily for it.
Within the last few years about thirty In
dustries employing labor have adopted It,
and still others have adopted the nine
hour system. In some Instances workmen
received but eight-hours' compensation
and in others they got tan-hours pay for
eight-hours work. Other Industries pay
their workmen ten-hours compensation
for nine-hours work.
A Iteductlon of Boors by liegree.
"The plan which I recommended to the
general assembly was to reduce the hours
of labor one half hoar each year, till an
eight-hour system could be obtained with
ten hours pay. This has been adopted by
the Union Pacific railroad company, and
in three years their men will be working
eight hours dally. I believe that the Amer
ican Federation of Labor ia concentrating
its efforts in favor of the carpenters just
now, and if they succeed it will be a great
gain to labor generally. The carpenters
are tbe largest class of mechanics which
have a mebership in the federation.
One Reason for the Reform.
"You will see," concluded Powderly,
"that this eight-hour law la a most right
eous one whan you remember that a man
oan perform between the hours of 8 and
U in the morning more labor with the im
plements of the present than two men
eould perform la two days of ten hours
each with the Implements used forty years
ago. The genius of the mechanic crovided
this labor saving machinery, ana It Is bat
right that he should share Its benefits.
However, the solution of the Whole prob
lem will come when the lafwrer snares tha
profits of his toil. As he will be then work
ing for himself, he caa labor igbt hour
or ten hours, as he may desire
Both side Claim the VKory.
Pittsbckg, Pa., May L Tie supreme
council of the Federated Order of Railway
Employes held a final meeting yesterday
and decided to accept the proj ositiona of
the different railroad compan.es center
ing in this city made to their yard em
ployes, which is twenty-four ceils an hoar
for day conductors and twetty-flve for
night, and eighteen cents an he or for day
brakemen and nineteen cents for night
brakemen. This is quite an ad ranee over
former wages for this locality. Both sides
look on the settlement as a victory.
Brakemen Ask for More Pay.
Altooxa, Pa., May 1. The brakemen of
the Altoona division of the Pennsylvania
railway have asked for an inc "rase from
$1.65 to 13.19 for day employes, and $3.13
for a night of twelve hour, and it is prob
able that these demands will be granted.
Similar demands will be made by the con
ductors, enginemen and firemen of the same
division. Tbey will ask for the tame ratio
of iai.se. Beginning with to-d ay all the
large shops will work only nin hours a
day. Instead of ten, as heretofore
The Bo ton Carpenter.
Boston, May 1. The three cirpenters'
anions of Boston held a mass mteting last
night for final action on the strike ques
tion, and the committee on a-bitration
having reported the failure of ail their ef
forts it was unanimously voted that all
men employed by firms which have eon-
ceded eight boars go to work as usual, bur.
tbat all those employed by the Mast
Builders' association should atay out.
Followed the W e-t Superior )
IX-LfTH, Minn., May 1. All coal
dock laborers here went out ou strike
yesterday. They were induced go out
by agitators from West Supeur where
the dock laborers struck tw diiys ago.
Tbey have been gettiug 4Uus an hour
and demand 50 cent. TUreonit auies re
fuse to meet the advanr and claim to
have double the applka'J"sfr work that
there are situations.
A Boycott -A Invention.
Boston, May 1.-The Colliers' Protec
tive Union was distributing npon the
streets yesterday an appeal for a boycott
upon coal h or ted by machinery. Tbe cir
cular says trat the use of the machinery
will throw 1,500 colliers out of employ
ment berdes large numbers of coopers,
blacksrr'tbs. roemakers aud wheel
wrighr. Demanding a Nine-Hour Hit.
alem, Mass., May 1 The carpenters'
rnion have notified the liosses thai on and
after May 1 nine hours shall constitute a
day's work. Over half the bA-es are
working nine hours already, and it is ex
pected that the rest will grant the request
without the necessity for a strike.
Refused to Handle the Freigl t.
Boston, May 1. Tbe longshoreinen on
Grand Junction wharf have ref ised tc
handle a quantity of bacon from tie pack
ing bouse of .John P. Squire & Co., fot
shipment to Antwerp by the steemer De
Ruyter, on the plea that it was p spared
by non-union labor.
EnthnslaMle for a Mrike.
Philadelphia. May 1. At a lare and
enthusiastic meeting of union car.ienters
last night the determination to striice, un
less the advance in wages from U) to 83
cents an hour is granted, was reaffirmed.
Refuse the Men' Demand.
Detroit, May 1. The Buildets' es
change have refused the demands of the
carpenters for an eight-hour day and 30
cents an hour. About J.uoo carpenters will
The Kali Player Reeord.
Chicaoo, May 1. Following are yester
day's scores of tbe rase ball aggregations:
League: At Philadelphia New York 9,
Philadelphia 3: at Cleveland Cincinnati
4, Cleveland U: at Chicago Pittsb.irg 1,
Chicago!, at Brook lrn Boston 7, Itrook
lynS Brotherhood: At Philadelphia I lost on
9, Philadelphia 6 attendance, over 17,000:
at Brooklyn New YorV 5, Brooklyn 10; at
Cleveland Chicago 5. Cleveland 6; at
Pittsburg Buffalo 5, Pittsburg 11.
American: At Rochester Brooklyn 0,
Rochester 7: at Syracuse Stars 10, Ath
letic 0; at St. Iouis Columbus 1, St.
Western: At Milwaukee Milwaukee 5,
St. Paul 8. At Omaha Omaha S, Sious
City 9. At Minneapolis Minneapolis 10,
Des Moines 6.
Mi higan paid the last dollar of her
Tbe directors of the Chicago, Burlin,fton
and Quincy railroad have declared a divi
dend of 14' per cent.
The First National Bank of Georgetown,
Texas, capital $50,000, has been authorized
to begin business.
Tbe president has appolned W. R. Les
ser, of Iowa, receiver of public moneys at
the Sac and Fox Agency In Iowa.
The statemeut of the Chicago, Burling
ton and Quincy system for March shsws
an increase of $&5,307.6s in the net eiirn
ings. Phil W. Davis, of Elberton, Ga , who
was whipped on the street recently by Ed
itor Harper, has challenged tbe editor to
Job Clarke, 72 years old, married at Fair
Haven, Conn., Wednesday, Miss Cora
Buckingham, aged 22. It ia Mr. Clarice's
fourth matrimonial venture.
The death of the niece of Minister Pal
mer, of Michigan, his last living relat. va,
has broken Liuu down, and he cables tUat
he is not a candidate for governor.
Lyman J. Gage, was elected president of
the World s fair board of directors at Chi
cago, Wednesday, and Thomas B. Bryan
and Potter Palmer respectively first tnd
second vice presidents.
Judge Horton, of Chicago, issued an in
junction Wednesday restraining John E.
Van Pelt, Daniel Wren, and other ex
boodle members of the couuty board, from
prosecuting suits at law fur back salaries,
Mrs. Harriet P. Wheelock, mother of J.
H. Wheelock and E. T. Wheelock, the
Utter editor of The Star and News, Mod-
ford, Wis., died Tuesday. She was 7tJ yeiirs
old, and beloved by every one 'who knuw
The Bank of America, of Philadelphia,
suspended payment Wednesday. It hid
twelve branches scattered through tie
city, and they were closed simultaneously
with the main office. The deposits are
said to amount to $7U0,U0u.
Union and non-union nahermen on the
Columbia river, Oregon, had a battle wii.h
rifles Tuesday in which one man w.ts
killed, one fatally wouaded, and anothtir
seriously hurt. The anion men were tl
aggressors, in attempting to stop the
others f run. fishing.
A note was returned to the treasury d-
partment at W ashington City a few data
ago which was a 110 bill on one aide and
tJuonthe other. The mistake was mace
by letting a sheet fall on the floor whls
printing and putting it on the plaUs
wrong aide up. There is another bill t f
the same kind in circulation.
Joseph Pulitzer, proprietor, and Johl
A. Cockerill. J ulius Chambers and Janus
F. Graham, editors of the New Yoric
World, were indicted by tbe grand Jur;r
Wednesday for criminal libel of ex-Judgi
Hilton, the executor of the A. T. Stewart
estate. Tbe World has been printing it
aeries of aeasetional articles charging tha:
Hilton conspired to get possession of
Dropped Out to Please Got. HIU.
AlbaXT, N. V., May 1. Tbe amend ec
Sax ton ballot reform bill was passed by
the assembly last night. It hi a comprom
iae measure, the official ballot being drop
ped out in order to meet the governor
A DEVILISH PLOT.
Hatched lo Ruir. a Woman's
DETECTIVE VLLLAISY AT CHICAGO.
Heinous Crime of a Sanctimonious Scoun
drel in w Tork A Negro Thief Trie
to Steal a Hot Store Two "Green
Good" Bayers Have Better Luck Thar
They Deserre Nan Est larentn vrf
lO.OOO Criminal Item.
CHICAGO, May 1. Miss Cora Davis-
pretty little woman who instituted ttit
for $35,000 damages against Dr.'aerTiU"
few weeks ago for breach-of"511 ot
marriage, was decoyed into a ,dsreputable
house at 190 Michigan street Private de
tectives last night, and hile thel the
house was raided by taeIic- with tho
other inmatea Miss Dy'- WM en to the
East Chicago avenutio, n h patrol
wagon and locked S'- The method adopt
ed to get Miss Da io the disreputable
house was by th use of decoy letters. For
tome time pa1'8 Davis has been resid
ing with her --pother at IA) North Clark
gad the Police on Taa.
A hour0 o'clock last night she received
an ane'vmous note asking her to come to
190 ychigan street, as a particular friend
0f crs was there, and desired to see her
re y much. Not knowing the character of
ue place, and as the note was not signed.
Tliss Davis declined to respond to the calL
In half an hour another note arrived, urg
ing her to come, as "Mac of Xew York" w'as
there and waiting to see her. This time
Miss Davis responded, and had no sooner
got inside the house than the patrol wagon
was driven np and the house was "pulled.
Miss Davis was released on ?M0 bonds a
short time after the arrest.
DISGRACED HIS MOTTO.
A Sanetimonlou New Yorker' Crim
Work of an Angry Mob.
Stbactse, N. Y., May 1. Nicholas M.
Betsinger, a widely known bee keeper,
proprietor of the "Paradise Apiary" at
Marcellus Falls, a trustee of the Methodist
church, an aggressive Prohibitionist and a
man who on his business cards and in his
trademark has stamped the motto '"In God
LVN'e Trust," is charged with a heinous of
fense upon two little girls in his employ,
and he is now at lare on 1,JOO bail, lie
claims that he is a victim of a conspiracy.
Came Near Being Lynched.
Betsinger's out-buildings, bee-hives, and
honey-box factory were partly demolished
by the townspeople. The constable broke
into his house, and while one squad kept
the mob at bay. others dragged Betsinger
out and bustled him to the village lockup,
the mob crowding around the officers and
their prisoner, and making efforts to get
STOLE A HOT STOVE.
A Negro Thief at Baltimore Who Beat
Baltimore. May 1. The champion bold
thief of the season was arrested yesterday in
East Baltimore. He is a colored man
named John Crittington. For several days
the oyster pungy Past Grand has been ly
ing at ItngroH's wharf, foot of Chester
street. Tuesday the watchman built a
fire in the cabin stove and it
was still burning when he left to get
his dinner. Shortly after 1 o'clock Mr.
Langroll, seated in his office nearby, no
ticed a colored man climbing from the
pungy to the wharf with a stove in his
arms, and start off on a run. Seeing pur
suers, he dropped the stove. He was caught
after a short chase. The stove, which was
uncomfortably hot even when the pursuers
returned to the house, was badly wrecked
during its removal.
The Receiver ' a Bad a the Thief.
Philadelphia, May l. George Allen, of
Phillipsburg, Kan., and Eli Bee be, of Su
perior, Neb., paiil to a Newark, N. J.,
man whom they met on their way east, for
what tbey supposed was t-',OA in counter
feit money. They started west again, but
were observed by tbe police at the railway
station here as they were opening the
sac-hel to count the supposed money, and
on being questioned, the story came out.
The sachel was found to contain tissue-
paper wrapped in a few good bills. T:
two men were allowed to continue their
Corruption in a Chicago Klot-tioa.
Chicago, May 1. William Neel, Thomas
E. Jackson, John Horn, James Lynch,
and Stephen Collins were arrested Tues
day for running in illegal votes in tha
Twenty-fourth ward in tbe late city elec
tion in favor of McAbee, who was elected
alderman. He says he knows nothing of
any crookedness. One of the quintette has
turned informer, and says that an average
of thirty illegal votes was cast in the eight
een precincts of tbe ward.
Treasurer Archer Rascality.
Baltimore, May 1. The committee in
vestigating the stealings of ex-Treasurer
Archer, yesterday learned that Archer
was, for the larger part of the year 1?S,
holding his office without being under
bond. This fact will have an important
bearing on the responsibility of his bonds,
and will furnish the foundation for a big
A t'ual Coincidence
Kingston, N. T., May 1. John Hunt,
justice of the peace, and a prominent citi
een of Coeymans-on-the-Hndson, has evi
dently disappeared, together with about
$10,000 of the town funds. He is thought
to have lost the money in stock specula
tions. His bondsmen will now make ef
forts to find him
Guilty of the Murder of Thnrber.
Frankfort, Mich., May 1. The jury in
the Wright murder case, after being out
three hours, brought in a verdict of mur
derin the first degree for the killing of
Frank Thurber last August.
Murder By a Lunatic
Salt Laex, Utah. May 1. At an insane
asylum at Provo yesterday, Alma Pratt, a
I nnatic, secured a razor and rushing into
the dining-room drew it across tbe throat
of a Chinaman killing him.
Billy Meyer Knock Out Hopper.
Alexandria, Va., May 1. A prize fight
with Bmall gloves took place here last
night in Lanuon's Opera house, between
Billy Meyer, of Streator, Ills., and Jack
Hopper, of New York, the winner to get 71
per cent of the gate receipts. Six short
rounds were fought. At the end of the
sixth round Meyer gave Hopper a terrible
blow nnder the chin, and floored him. He
failed to come to time, and the fight was
awarded to Meyer. About luo sporting
men were present.
A Woman Blonn to Atom.
BRADFORD, Pa., May 1 A special to the
Era from Butler, Pa., says Mrs. Anne D.
Edwards, aged 78 years, was blown to
atoms by the explosion of a nitro-glycer-ine
can here last evening. It seams the
woman found the can in a brush pile, and
not knowing the dangerous compound It
contained, took it home and attempted to
convert the can into something useful for
the household when the explosion occurred
with the fatal result.
"Lay on MacDufT," aay PullUer.
New York, May 1. The World says
editorially in regard to Jndge Hilton's in
dictment against the paper for alleged
libel: "The World repeats the charge
that Hilton preyed upon Stewart and
robbed Mrs. Stewart, and it invites him to
test the truth of the charges in the
Ward and HI Wife Agree to Separata,
NEW York, May 1. Judge Dittenhoafer,
counsel for Mrs. John M. Ward, states that
Mr. and Mrs. Ward yesterday, in presence
of their respective counsel, signed articles
of final separation on terms satisfactory to
each, and in a spirit of mutual friendll-
Eight Dofurs a Mnh Every
QUJi v0BK D05E IK THE HOUSE.
Vfeasore that Grosrenor Says Involve
ai50.000.000 a Year Pot Throogh
Bntterfleld Wrath Break Loom On a
Ballot-Box Wltne Knight of Labor
Beanmont Criticise the Home Finan
ciersTariff to Precede Silver Legicla
tlon Capitol Items.
WaSHIXG"v!T ClTT, May 1. McKinley
offered a resolution in the house yesterday
providing for the immediate consideration
of the service pension bill, and the previ
ous question at 4 o'clock. Carlisle pro
tested against the adoption of resolutions
of this character, which took away from
the committee of the whole the right to
consider money bills and forced the house
to a vote upon them, after a brief debate.
The Oklahoma bill had been taken out of
the committee of the whole with the pre
vious question ordered upon it. The same
had been true of 'the great court bilL If
this was not a confession that the new
code of house rules had failed to facilitate
the business of the bouse, he did not un
derstand its meaning. Applause on the
McKinley Want Result. Not Speerhe.
McKinley argued that the resolution
was justified under the present code of
rules, and by tbe pre-edi-nts set by the
house over which the gentleman from
Kentucky Carlisle presided. The Repnb-
licans wanted to do the public business of
the country. What the country wanted
was results, and not speeches. tApplause
on the Republican side.
Tbe resolution was adopted, and a parti
san debate immediately begn and con
tinued for some time, the members mak
ing short speeches for or against the pro-
r posed bill. One Republican, however, was
not satisfied with the bill Grosvenor
for he said that under it the pension ex
penditure would be increased to fl30,X,
000 annually, or 43 per cent, of the gross
income of the government.
Substance of the Bill.
A motion to recommit with instructions
to report a per diem pension bill was de
feated IS to l".l the yea vote being prin
cipally Democratic. The bill as paxsed an
thonzes the secretary of the interior to
place on the pension roll the name of any
officer or eulited man of f0 years of age or
over, or who r-hall hereafter reach that age,
who served ninety days or more in the
army, navy, or marine corps of the United
States during the war of the rebellion, and
shall have received an honorable discharge
therefrom, and at the rate of per month.
All persons who served ninety days or more
in the military or naval service of the
United States during the late war and who
have been honorably discharged there
from, and who are now, or may hereafter
be, suffering from mental or physical dis
ability, equivalent to the grade now estab
lished in the pension office for the rating
of per month, shall be placed upon the
list of invalid pensioners of the United
States at the rate of $s per month.
It also provides for a pension to the
widow of any soldier when she shall ar
rive at the age of V) years, or when she
shall be without other means, of support
than her daily lalor.
THE BUSINESS IN CONGRESS.
Tno Important Bills lased by the Houe
Uttle Work in the Senate.
"Washington Citt, May 1. An amend
ment to the inter-state commerce bill was
reported to the senate yesterday providing
that the inter-state commerce commission
may hold sessions elsewhere than in this
city whenever it inconvenient, and that the
commission may Drosecute inquiries in any
portion of the country through one com
missioner or by special agents. Dolph re
ported a concurrent resolution requesting
the president to negotiate with England
and Mexico with the view of preventing
the entry of Chinese Into this country from
either Canada or Mexico. The customs ad
ministration bill was resumed, but laid
aside without action, and the necessary
correction in the Oklahoma bill was
made. After a brief executive session the
The house went rigid to work on the bill
to classify worsteds as woolens, and it
was passed 138 to 0 the Democrats not
voting, and the speaker counting a quo
rum. It is said that the Democrats did
not vote in order to permit citizens op
posed to the measure to plead no quorum
when tbey test the law in the courts. The
service pension bill was then taken tip,and
the Morrill bill passed as a substitute for
the senate bill, the age limitation being re
duced to CO years IbJ to 71. The house
GAVE HIM THE LIE DIRECT.
Botterworth Declare That a Ballot-Bo
WitncM I Lying.
Washington Citt. May 1. The special
committee of the house charged with the
Investigation of the Ohio ballot-box for
gery met yesterday morning and examined
Lewis A. Bode, of Cincinnati, who was
called at the request of ex -Governor For
aker. He swore tbat in the fall of l$s" be
had seen Representative Hutterworth in
Tom Campbell's private office at Cincin
nati, and that there was one of the cele
brated ballot-boxes on a table in the room.
He said that Butlerworth and Campbell
evidently wanted to be alone. While Bode
was giving his testimony Butterworth en
tered the committee-room, and said to wit
ness: I"m the man you're after" "You're
the man I saw at Tom Campbell's office,
belt not the man I'm after," was tbe reply.
"You're lying from beginning to end," said
Botterworth on the Stand.
Butterworth took the stand and said:
"There isn't a word of truth in the state
ment tbat I was there. In fact, Tom
Campbell and I haven't been on speaking
terms for five or six years. I never was in
the office: never saw tbe ballot-box there.
This gentleman this individual, 1 mean
never saw me there, and never thought he
saw me Uiere." The committee then went
into executive session and decided not to
hear any more testimony.
Clarkson to Retire.
Washington City, May l. It is now
definitely announced that Col. Clarkson
will cease to be first assistant postmaster
general on June 1. Gossip as to the name
of his successor has already begun, but
there is the best authority for saying that
neither the president nor Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker has reached a decision.
A Knight or Labor Criticism.
Washington Citt, May 1. Ralph Beau
moot, chairman of the Knights of Labor
national legislative committee, has ad
dressed a letter to Congressman McKin
ley, chairman of tbe house silver caucus
committee, in which he criticises the Re
publicans of the house for supporting a
silver bill which confers legal tender pow
ers on the proposed bullion silver certifi
cates for the purpose for which the nation
al banks desire to use them, while refus
ing the farmers and business men of the
country the same privilege.
- The Tariff First; Silver Next.
Washington Citt, May 1. The caucus
silver bill, which was on the programme
of the house this week, will not be brought
up until the tariff bill has been disposed
of. This postponement is caused by the
failure of the caucus of Republican sena
tors to agree to the bill adopted by the Re
publicans of the house. It was deemed
best in consequence of this, to let the kill
rest until the senate caucus has reached
aOme agreement. .
The President Will Be There
Washington Citt,' May 1. The various
soldier organizations in this city that make
ao much of Decoration Day are greatly dis
appointed that the president will be ab
sen this rear bothfrom the Soldiers' home
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
t5jfVhieh arr good Fitters
an. I Arlington. Thf iiioui'.iiiriit lo I'ivm
itnif liirr.-Iil t l lt-xi-Uiiii wiil If clrxli-Citt-1
on . ay :t. nit. 1 t,r irvMK-iit has
agrw.l to In- present.
F"rformjn-r nf Ihr llll liure.
Wamiivi.t On.M! 1--Th.- rv.,.rt of
thr U.nlxl of lupt-vtioltoti thr I'liitt-dStat-
steamship lllnni..re, K.-ar A.'u.i.al Kim-l-riy
hirtna!i, hii h ha- K-ii iwr iveu!
at the navy tit-part nit-lit, rt.il that th
ltaltimore. with natural .'.i.;;i;l,t. nia.lt
wxtt-t-n knot- at sra. ati.1 eiht kii"l with
one laiilrr and oiir pnijx-lii-r. w ith one pro
Illair a "an" II uui-ri.t.
WAsniMiTON CITY, May 1. Senator Blair
is getting to be quite a humorist. During
the debate yesterday on the customs ad
ministrative bill AHisou requested Vest to
give him an opinion on a certain point.
Ixxiking up from his desk. Blair said in a
voice that was distinctly ami i Mo through
out the chamber: -Don't you do it without
Chicago. April S).
Vuotatlons on the board of trad to-day
rcre a follows: Wheat No. 2 Mv. opened
V, closed 8c: J one. openel KSc. closed
tio; Jalv. opened NS'-c, closed 6Tc. Corn
No. S May. opened S : ckoed $-ic:
June, opened !c. closed ciSc: July, opened
Sif, closed 4C. Oat-NoL 2 May. opened
2V closed 24-jc: June, opened XFic, clos-d
24S(C: July, opened :&c. cled -Pork
May. opened tHuO. cl.wed $13.1.1; June,
opened $13 L-'l. closed $1"3 July, opened
$1.V.1. closed H3.JS. Lard May, opened
$.i;S. closed $d.--TH-
Live stock The stock yards report the fol
lowing range of prices: Ho,r Market opened
alow and weak, prices unchanged; light grades.
$4.0044.31: rough packing. 4.UU&4.10-. mixed
lota, $1.06J4.A); heavy packing and tUpplng
lota. $4.15 J.4.1S.
Catlle-Market Steady: beeves, $3.5 KJA 1,
cows. $l.5oivl": sto ken and feeders, $2.40
C3.9U. Sheep Steady: mutton. $.:55J! ;
cora-fed westerns, $S 0U&&IU, lambs, $i.Uui
IVoduce: Butt -r Fancy Elicia. Stitfr per
lb: fine t reameries. IT 13 ; dariea, finest, fresh.
14d 17c; fresh packing Mock. 4j,ic Eggs
t rictly fresh. 11c per doz. Dressed poultry
Chickens. i4.1uc per lb; turkeys? lUUc;
young hens, 15j.l5tc; ducks, 12 14i. Apple
r air lo vhoica. $-1 441.50 per ttL
New York. April CO.
Wheat No. 4 red '.ao cah: do May, Sc:
do June. M4c; do July $c. Corn No. 2
mixed 4040 cash: do May. do Jn;.,
Sc Oats-Vuiet; No. 2 mixed. cash;
do May, 31c; do June. ;oe. Ky Liulll
Barley Nominal. Vork Dull; mesa, $14.w
&14J5 for oew. Lard-Quiet: June, $...
Live t ck: Cattle Mirk-t firm; steer,
f4.70j Jf . V li B.; bulls and dry eowa, $2.50
84.00. bheep and Lan. lis Market steady: un
shorn sheep, $.?C((t.;.25 V 10 dip ed do,
4JBAJZ; unshorn yearlings, $;25tit.5u;
clipped do. $.U0 .?&: spring lambs. $T.0V)A
low. Hogs-Market steady; live ho. s, $4,402
4 u V 1U0 t .
Hay Upland prairie. $7 50.
Hjy Ttmauy $ 0i$4 SO.
day-Wild. 1 j 0UOI4 U K
Co I boftll
Thi powder never ran. A marvel of perH
ttiwajrta and wholesoaiae. More oaonica
tas the ordinary kinds, and cannot b sold In
cocapewtloB wlta th nuttliad of low tact, aort
weight alom or prpaosptiau. powdrs. oMoW
om. BoTaL Baaiaa Fowdsm Co., 10 VaU
THE LARGEST AS80RTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of StuMey & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SEC03SOD ."VEIsTTJE.
2011 Fourth Avenue. Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
D..11 Busies, n.ijB' Expresa Wagons. Base Ball and Bala, Ruhher Balls, etc.
Also a full line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Wt'lii Paper. Tablet. Ink. Slte. Lead and Slate Pencils. Etc.
F C. HOPPE,
No. 1S0S Second avenue.
lias opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would De pleased to see his friends.
nnltI!.ln?K0?riVM"',,',andPoMdlbwllkwB drink "Hslf and 'alf " th.
om, place in the city whe you can get it. Roaat Beef Lunce erery day from lO to H
Second Hand Goods
The blghes price raid for pood of an kind.
J". HVT. CHRISTT,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AVUFACTu'&KK OF CKaCKEKS AHD BISCUITS.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are best.
Specialties ; Tbe Christy OYSTIaV
A. J. SMITH & SON,:
And Japanese Mattings.
Compare largf et stock of Carpetinrs, Mattins and
WEST OP CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
1 wd 7 Weit Third 8treet, Opp. Hmoc Temple, DAVENPORT.
Rock Island, III.
in New and
Will trad, sell or bay anything.
No. 16U Second Arcane.
and the Chrfety "WaMR."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.