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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATU1IPAY, MAY 3, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Satcbday, Mat 3. 1890.
Tbe A rocs bu again come out for
Ben T. Cable, the millionaire railroad
maenate, for con Kress. Moline Ditpatch.
When it ts considered that Mr. Cable
has not been connected with railroad in
terests for the past six years, the truth cf
tbe above statement is sadly warped.
Congressman Gkst is scarcelr ever
heard from unless some progressive citi
zen like Mr. Fred Hass goes to Washing
ton and writes back that he has had a
talk with him. There is always a sigh of
relief, too, when such information comes
to hand, dispelling all doubts as to wheth
er Bro. Gest Ts still at the nation's capi
tal. The Chicago Tribune places itself se
verely on record against tbe McKinley
tariff bill. Tbe following is a sample of
its utterances in opposition to its party's
stand as to tbe woolen schedule: "Tbe
McKinley bill does not leave the wool
and woolen schedules as now, bad as they
are, but makes tbem much worse. It
taxes raw wool considerably more, and
then raises duties on woolen goods and
Markets on tbe public much higher in
order to compensate the manufacturers
for the damage inflicted on them by the
increased tax on their crude materials.
The interests of the 65.000.000 of people
are not at nil considered in tbe bill. How
long will our farmers persist in a delusion
which leads' them, while complaining of
tbeir forlorn condition, to throw away
$46,000,000 a year in the cost of their
woolen wear and blankets? And will
they support an increase of $10,000,000
on tbe cost of their woolens on the fool
ish supposition that the higher duties on
wool will recoup them? If they do, they
arc fooling themselves."
At Trinity church. Rev. R. F. Sweet
rector, services at 10:45 a. m. and 12 m
and 7:30 p. m. At the chapel at 2:30 p
At the Y. M. C. A. rooms, the meet
ing for young men held tomorrow at 3:30
p. m , will be led by Mr. Edward Hunt
ley. All young men are cordially invited
At the United Presbyterian church,
pre&chiDg by the Ilev. H. C. Marshall,
pastor, at 10;45 a. m , and 7:30 p. in. by
iter, reter Swan, of Burlington. Iowa
The sacrament of the Lord's supper will
te administered at tbe close of the morn
At the First Baptist church. Rev. Dr
J. u. Jackson, late of Bloomington, will
preach morning and evening, sabbath
school at 9:30 a. w ., J. W. Welch, super
intendent. Mission Sunday school at
Fortyourth street chapel at 3 p. m.. C.
L. Williams superintendent.
At the Broadway Presbyterian church
the Key- W. S. Marquis, pastor, will
preach at 10:4 a. m. and 7:30 p. m
Kvenintr theme, '-The Messaire of the
Oreat Teacher to the Toilers." Young
people's meeting at 6:45 p. m. Sunday
Bcheol at 9:10 a. m., I. W. Stewart, su
perintendent. South Park Sabbath school
at 2:30 p. m.
At the Central Presbyterian church.
mere win oe services as usual, con
ducted by the pastor, Rev. J. H. Kerr.
The sacrament of the Lord's supper will
oe administered and new members pub
licly received at the morning service
Sabbath school at 9 30. Preaching at
South Rock Island at 3 30 p. m.
At the First M. E. church, preaching
at IU 4 ) a. m . and 7:30 p. m. by the pa
tor. Rev. O. W. Gue, in the Christian
chapel. Morning subject, '"Reason and
Faith." Evening subject, "The Ransom
less." Sunday school at 2 p. m. Chris'
nun sunuaj at v.i: a. m. union young
people s meeting at 6-30 p. m. This will
be the last service that the two societies
will join in at present.
Kldaarpr4 Mlnale Salih.
loeybave bad some interesting pros
ceedings in Chicago over Minnie Smith,
tbe Moline girl sent by Judge Adatna to
the Industrial school at Evanston. To
day's Jnier-Oeean sys:
The trial of the habeas corpus case of
Wm. Smith, of Utica, Kan., to recover
possession of his 12 year old daughter,
Minnie, bad a peculiar ending before
Judge Baker. Tbe authorities of Rock
Island placed the irl in the Illinois In
dustrial school at Evanston on the ground
that her mother was a dissolute woman.
Smith bad no notice Of the proceedings,
and when he heard his daughter had been
placed in the school, be came here to get
ber. The school contested the case, and
was represented by Attorney Byron Boys
den, of the city law department. Judge
Baker said be would take the case under
advisement until today. As tbe parties
left the court room, it was said that At
torney J. Warren Pease, who appeared
for tbe Smiths, told bis clients to take
tbe child and leave as soon as possible.
So tbe Smiths hurried away with tbeir
daughter. Although Boydon complained
to Judge Baker of Pease's advice to the
Smiths, the court dismissed the petition,
and Pease promised to have tbe girl re
turned, but be could not find her. Tbe
detective department was noti8ed of the
affair, and officers were detailed to look
for the girl. Attorney Boyden claims
that it was a clear case of klpnapping. as
tbe girl was in tbe custody of the school
authorities until she should be discharged
by the court.
Last evening Charity Grove, TJ. A. O.
D., installed its new officers as follows,
Supreme Arch W. A. Schmitt officiating:
P. A. W. V. Stafford.
J. A. H. Oeisler.
V. A. C. E. Johnson.
Rec. Sec Geo. W. Smith.
Fin. Sec H. J. Frick.
I. 8. G. A. Richards.
O. S. G. O. Lorenzen.
Cond. J. Faush.
R. H. B. N. A. R. E. Meyer.
L. H. B. N. A. J. Marsh.
R. II. B. V. A. C. Bergreen.
L. H. B. V. A A. Owen.
Representative to the grand Grove P.
A. C. Youngberg. '
Alternate P. A. W. V. Stafford.
THE SHORTER DAY STRIKE.
A Trace to the Mash Kllad Work
r ! I'blrajro Marble Worker Urn
Chicago. May 3. A truce was formed
today in the sash blind strike, and half of
the employers conceded eight hours till
Monday, when they will give tbe men a
final answer. The strikers say they will
have eight hours' work and nine hours'
pay, or nothing. Two thousand marble
cutters went out thia morning, demand
ing eight hours' work and nine hours'
pay. The employers generally refuse.
The Maine lime industry is slack eo
they want a tariff duty.
ONLY JUST BEGUN.
The Labor Troubles at the West
A SCORE OF SEW STRIKES 05 HAKD.
Tbe Number of Striken About Doubled
and the Carpenters Difficulty "ot Yet
Settled "Black Road" Worker Ex
tend Their Holiday Indefinitely and Are
Followed by Xnmerona Other Industrie
The Coal Miner and Owner Find No
Common Ground to Meet I'pon.
Chicago, May 8. The great parade of
labor Thursday seems to have been the
signal for action among the dissatisfied
workmen of this city, and now the ranks
of the actual strikers have been swelled
to twice the number that was on strike
Wednesday. The most unfortunate feat
ure of the situation is that the bulk of
the new recruits comes from that portion
of the city called the black roaiy where
so much turbulence took p"lace in and
if signs count for anything they are ready
for the same scenes this year. Xo sooner
were the men out of the shops than the
latter were "picketed," and the word went
the rounds that no man should work. This
spirit pervaded the girls and women em
ployed, and those who hung back yester
day morning and they were a majority
Of the girls were promptly bulldozed into
going out with the rest.
Molder .ed the Morement.
Thefimto strike were the nioiders at
the Chicago Malleable Iron works, where
700 men banked the fires and quit. Their
demand is eight hours a day and pav-and-
a-half for overtime. The other employes
of the concern then struck out of
sympathy. The Dt-ering Reaper works
next fell into line, and the Illinois Steel
company's men would have quit but the
company conceded the demands. The men
In the Wells, French & Co.'s car works,
the Ajax Iron works and several other iron
manufactories also quit work to the num
ber, pybablr, of 2,000 more.
Wood-Worker Follow So it.
These men had hardly been heard from
when the planing-mill men started the
ball, but the strike was not general, less
than 5t0 men going out. The furniture
factory men also took the strike fever and
several factories had to close down pending
negotiations. The men emploved at the
Goodwillie box factory struck for eight
count. At noon their demands were ac
ceded to and they returned to work. The
men at the Cooper Lumber company's
yards were also victorious. The firm
agreed to grant the eight-hour day and the
men went to work at noon.
Lumber Men Growing Restive.
Trouble is brewing in the lumWr yards.
and the jrosject is that unless granted
eight hours and more pav the lumber
shovers several thousand men will quit
work. If the- men strike it will shut
down work in most of the yards and tie-up
all the southwestern lumber trade. The
union waiters are also threatening to
strike unless certain demands are com
Four hundred men employed by Demma
At DurkaV furniture factory struck for
eight hours. Seven hundred men em
ployed by the Cottage Organ company are
also affwtisi by tbe strike fever and re
fuse to work until granted the eight-hour
Little Progress with the Carpenter.
The carpenters strike is still on and the
situation remains exactly the same as
when the arbitration committees were ap
pointed. At a meeting yesterday after
noon the bosses conceded eight hours, but
when it came to granting 40 cents an hour
there was a infill, as there was also in the
apprentice question. While diseasing the
latter qu"st ion, tbe subject of the ability
of the new bosses association to employ
enough men to justify the carpenters in
completing tbe negotiations was brought
up. The carpenters insisted that tbe bosses
furnish a guarantee to employ 5,uo0 men
within thirty days. To this the bosses ob
Ieriion of the I'm pi res.
The umpires decided in favor of the
strikers, limiting the number, it is under
stood to 4.011O men. The carpenters pro
tested and finally demanded a statement
from the bosses, showing exactly what
each could do. They were not prepared
for this, and finally after a heated discus
sion, the conference adjourned to meet to
day. The bosses held a meeting last night
and it is understood completed arrange
ments for the conference. The umpires in
these negotiations are Jndzes Tulev.
Briggs, and McConnell.
Other Strike Settled.
The Garden City Springs works compro
mised with their men by granting them
an eight-hour day with nine hours pay,
and the Morgan Saah, Door- and Blind
company settled with their employe on a
similar basis. A strike at Maxwell Bros.'
Box factory was settled by the employers
agreeing to consider the grievances of t heir
employes ut an early date. They are now
working eight hours.
No Grievance Formulated.
Everything was quiet on tha "black
road" at latest reports. The striking mold-
ers have made no effort to procure a meet
ing with the employers, and the latter are
in absolute ignorance of what is demand
ed. The bulk of the men also do not seem
to know their own mind, and say that
they struck because ordered by their lead -era
to do so. The whole affair has the
appearance of being a simple case of strike
fever. The authorities apprehend no fur
ther disturbance, but the neighborhood is
well patrolled by officers, and any incioi-
ent outbreak will be speedily repressed.
NO WORK FOR COAL MINERS.
The Men and Operator Fall to Patch to
Chicaoo, May 3. There will be no more
coal dug in any of the northern or middle
nor in some of the southern coal districts
of Illinois for an indefinite period of time.
This is the result of the three days' confer
ence between the operators and miners,
which has been in progress at the coal
exchange in the Temple Court building.
Wlien the joint committee met Thursday
morning it was thought that all it had to
do to bring about an amicable settlement
of all differences between the two parties
and so prevent any strike during the com
ing year was to adopt the profit-sharing
An Important OmlsMon.
During the night, however, tbe operators
discovered that they had left out of their
calculation the day-laborers and if they,
too, had to have a share of the profits at
the figures upon which tbe plan was based
there would be no profit left satisfactory
to the mine-owners. After three hours of
discussion the committee, through A. L.
Sweet, reported to the convention that it
had been unable to accomplish anything.
President Kae said the profit-sharing sys
tem was a success in other states and be
hoped it would be adopted here. The dis
cussion lasted for two hours, and then the
joint convention adjourned sine die.
Little Hope for a Compromise.
Tbe miners went into executive session,
and after four hours' deliberation decided
to strike. They hope to reopsn negotia
tions and can do so as soon as they can
secure the co-operation of the southern
miners. They will lay the whole matter
before the executive board cf the National
union, and their decision will determine
whether or not the strike will be pro
longed. The operutors and miners of the
Indiana bituminous fields were present at
the convention, but took no part. They
met, and decided that they could not give
an advance in price for mining.
The Irreeonolleable Julian.
New Tore, May 3. Joban Most was at
work all day Thursday in The Freiheit
office, and took no part in any of the labor
demonstrations. Before him upon a desk
at which he labored were two gallowses,
reminders of Chicago. He said he would
not attend the meeting in Union Square.
"This is a scheme of capitalists entirely, i
thia whplfi slghtjipur business," Most said.
"It is all stuff and nonsense. Politicians
only are anxious for a work -day of eight
hours, because they believe the f can get
tbe working-men's votes if the r preach
eight hours. It to not so much a question
of hours as it is the overturning of the
present condition of society. I'o make
shifts will do. The whole thing has got
to go. No half-way methods will be per
mitted when the Anarchists begi a work."
Situation at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 3. If ye rterday'a
developments indicate the final outcome
the eight -hour movement in Milwaukee
will result in a victory for the ca -penters.
The strike, which it was thought might
occur yesterday, did not materialize, and
the change from the ten-hour sj stem to
the eight hour system was effect d with
out any excitement and without ;ny pub
lic demonstration whatever. There will
still be some uncertainty, however, until
after the mass-meeting of the uiions,to
be held Sunday evening at the West Side
Apprehension at Boston.
Boston-, May 3. It is now feated that
there will be a general strike in all the
building trades, or at least a very serious
disturbance in work. Some time atro tbe
Building laborer's union asked th-s Master
Builders' association for a conference with
regard to fixing wages, no rate having
been fixed for four years. They a .ked for
25 cents an hour, but said nothitg about
the number of hours per day. This com
munication was laid on the table by the
Itne Yielding at Detroit.
Detroit, May 3. The boss carpenters
are yielding, and by Monday eight hours
will constitute a day's work for Detroit
carpenters. To day there are 2,)00 strikers
here, but this includes the employes of
those who have given in to the den amis of
the men. Those actually fighting do not
TRIAL OF MRS. VANDERGRIFT.
Begins to Look I.Ike a Case oflleckless
Mot NT Hol.LT, X. J., May 3 - In the
trial of Mrs. Vandergrift for attempting
to poison her son. Norman, Profess r O. C.
Wood, of the University of Pennsylvania,
testified yesterday that Norman's symp
toms could have been produced by gastro
intestinal catarrh as well as by an irritant
poison. He Raid Dr. Hull's treatment was
all wrong and doubtless made the hoy
worse. Professor William Pepper, f the
same institution, gave similar testimony.
A Point Against the Medieo.
Young Morgan was recalled at d testi
fied that one night during bis illn- the
doctors gave him up, saying he cot. Id not
live twenty-four hours, but afur thev
left be went down stairs and ate a heart y
meal. He afterward wrote a letter to the
doctors thanking them for their opinion.
Thetestimonyforthedefen.se thus far
has been very strong, and public opinion
is less severe against Mrs. Yano'ergrift
than it was.
Hoard To Ite the Standard-ltea -er.
Milwai kke, Wis., Kay 3. Chairman
Payne of the Republican state com nittee,
was a.sked yesterday what thecoi. re of
his party on the Bennett law would lie.
He said: '"I do not know what the i-entral
committee may recommend. 1 luve no
doubt that such a course will lie mapjied
out as every Hepnblii-nn in t lit stat j may
follow without a sacrifice of one i ta of
principle. I should suppose Mr. Hoard
would be the party candidate for govern
or. I have no reason for lielieving other
wise." The position of Hoard on the Ben
nett law is well known.
Not Drifting Wider Apart.
New York. May 3. The Herald's cor
respondent says he is able to positively
deny the statement telegraphed from
Washington City to the effect that the
governments of the I'nited States and
Great Britain are drifting wider aptrt on
the Beb ring .sea question. He says be is
informed by competent authority that the
negotiations rest where they always have
rested on a tripartite agreement among
the United States, tireat Britain anil Rus
sia, and that though delayed by various
cause, they are making some progress.
An Arkansas Kleetion Incident.
Little Rock, Ark., May 3 In the Clayton-Breckinridge
W. T. Hoblw. one of the election jnd-es at
Plummerville, said that as the coun was
beginning four masked men appeared and
thrusting revolvers in the judges' faces
said: "Give us the box." No resistance
was made, and the maskers departed with
the box. Witness was near the 1 ouse
where Clayton was killed and heard the
fatal shot, but did not see the assassii..
Lutheran and the Bennett Law.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 3. A meeting
of German Lutherans, including nany
clergymen, was held yesterday in this
city, and decided to hold a state coi.ven
tion June 4. Resolutions were adopte 1 de
claring that the Lutherans will not sup
port any candidate who will not plidge
himself against the Bennett law. Among
the speakers selected to address the J une
convention is ex-Governor Hoffman.
In the Base Ball Field. -
Chicago, May 3 The base ball mores
recorded yestesday were as follows:
League: At Philadelphia Philadelphia
7, New York 6; at Brooklyn Boston 11,
Brooklyn 2; at Cleveland Cleveland 1,
Cincinnati 6; at Chicago Chicago 7, Pitta
Brotherhood: At Brooklyn Brookhn 6,
New York 3; at Philadelphia Philadel
phia 2, Boston ; at Pittsburg Pittsl urg
1, Buffalo 4; at Cleveland Cleveland 4,
American: At Syracuse Syracuse 9,
Brooklyn 3; at Rochester Rochester 3,
Athletic 6; at Toledo-Toledo 13. Colum
bus 8; at St. Ijuis St. Louis 11. Ltuis
Fought a Mill In the "City Hall."
SaVlt Ste. Marie, Mich., May 3. A
hard-fought buttle occurred Thurslay
night at the City hall, when Black Frank,
the champion middleweight pugilist of the
northwest, and Black Diamond, of the
"Soo," were matched for a finish liKht.
Twelve desperate rounds were fought vith
two-ounce gloves, the men paying no at
tention to the referee, and hammering
each other without regard to length of
rounds. After the twelfth round the po
lice interfered and stopped the fight and it
was declared a draw.
A Short Uorw Koon Carried.
Loitdon, May 3. In the house of com
mons last evening Cameron moved to ilis
establisb and disendow the Church of
Scotland. Gladstone spoke in support of
the motion. Harrington regretted the
new position which Gladstone had tal en
and expressed himself as unable to agree
with the liberal leader that Scotland 1 ad
spoken unmistakably on this questi in.
Tlie motion was rejected by a vote of J5C
H impended Temporarily.
Atlantic City, X. J., May 3. About 2
p. m. yesterday a notice was posted on the
doors of tbe Merchants' bank, in this ci y,
notifying depositors that the bank wot Id
suspend business temporarily, owing to
the fact that the statement had been cir
culated that the bank was connected with
the defunct Bank of America, of Philadel
phia, causing the depositors to make a
heavy run on it and the funds ran out.
Homed Toll Houh.
Chicaoo, May 3. The resident of t ie
northwestern portion of this city have f )r
sofnetime been "kicking" against a to l
gate on what is known as the "Snell road,"
and a few a'. ;ht ago a mob destroyed ti ie
gate. It was rebuilt, the work being com
pleted yesterday, but last night a mob
went to the gate, ordered the keeper at d
bis goods out of the house and burned the
whole outfit. Many of the mob are know v
as they made no attempt at concealii g
their identity. .
Remarkable Celestial Phenom
enon by Daylight.
WHAT THE VISITOR LOOKED LIKE.
It Strikes the Earth with a DoU Thud
That Makes the Ground Tremble A
Sweep Through the Air, Accompanied
by Red Fire, Lnm incus Smoke, and
the Sonnd of Cannonading An Investi
gation on Foot.
Des Moixes, May 3. A meteor, which
must have been a large one, was seen to
fall at a point about fifty miles northeast
of Spirit Lake, at 5 o'clock yesterday. The
phenomenon was observed by thousands
of people, the celestial visitor being dis
tinctly visible at Emmettsburg, Mason
City, Independence, Spirit Lake and other
towns. The meteor appeared in the heav
ens traveling rapidly in a northeasterly
direction from the points named, and
finally struck tbe earth, exploding with a
sound that was distinctly heard at all these
places. At ilason City the meteor is re
ported to have been of unusual size.
A Streak of Fire and Smoke.
It was plainly seen at Algona, Ruthven,
B.-ett and Vo-est City.and probably struck
sniewhere lietween the latter city and
Bl ue Karth, 5Hun. The report made as it
passed thronh tbe air resembled the noise
ut heavy cannons, ttliA many people rushed
to the doors, thinking it was an earth
quake. The sight was lieautiful. The me
teor left behind it a long streak of fire and
smoke. The people lie re are highly excited
over it. and ill s.-nd out a party to fiud
where it fell.
The .lid Karth Qnaked.
At Kminett-biirg the celestial traveler
wase-nvery clearly. The northeastern
heavens seemed to lcconie suddenly lu
minous and a la rue ball of blazing fire was
seen to rush with headlong rapidity to
wards the earth. In its path it left a long,
trailing veil of smoke, which retained its
luminosity for some time, and finally
faded away. Several seconds after the
meteor disappeared from siitht a loud re
port was distinctly heard, and. although
the fiery Imdy mtist have falun many
miles from here, it caused the earth to
quake and tremble with some violence.
Kit; a a Mater fail.
Observers at Sj irit Ijke were startled by
seeing the same cbject. It was descriled
by several as U-ing a round, blazing tody
about as lartre as an ordinary Wixnlen pail,
which dashed i'self towani the earth and
in a moment wa.s gone. The time during
which it was seen in the heavens was but
a second or two. and shortly after it fell a
loud report was heard, and a shaking of
the earth oIscrved. Independence jieople
also heard the earth-Nnmd voynger, and
decrile it a a beautiful siht. It ap
peared to be only two miles distant from
this place, and its fall was apparently
much less rapid than at other points of ob
servation. Took Its Time at les Moines.
This was undoubtedly due to the change
of direction from which it was seen.
Here t he meteor sailed leisurely
through the heavens, leaving a wavy,
smoky path liehind that was plainly
diseern.sl for fifteen minutes. The
explosion was also distinctly heard here,
but was accompanied with no commotion
of the earth. A body of scientists from
the state university will investigate the
ILLINOIS FARMERS' DEMANDS.
They Kxpress Their Itesires. and Say They
Will Vote Thai Way.
SI'I:inofih.P. Il'..,May 3 The delegates
to the conference of organized farmers
ami Knights of I.abor assembled in the
club -mom of the St. Nicholas hotel at 10
o'clock yesterday mnruing.and remained in
session until 5 o'clock in the afternoon. J.
M. Thompson. of Joliet, presided. A declar
tion was adopted urging fanners to act in
concert, and consolidate their forces; that
each member ie a missionary in his own
political party to see that farmers' friends
are nominated for oftj.'-e; that if such nom
inations are made fanners should vote for
them irrespective of their political views
in directions not of direct interest to the
tillers of the soil.
What They Want Poor.
The declaration demands free coinage of
silver and a currency "commensurate witjj
the reuuir ments of the producing closes:'
the election of I' nj ted States senators by
popular vote; a national law prohibiting
dealing in futures; a national income tax;
election of railroad commissioners bv
opular vote. .1. M. Thompson was elected
president and .S. A. Kirkpatrick secretary.
Governor Hill, of New York, has signed
the ballot reform measure.
Between Sk:i and l.fvw carpenters went
on strike at Louisville, Ky., Friday.
P. H Wall & Co., of ilamptoni Mas.,
woolen manufacturers, have filed a peti
tion in insolvency.
Tbe Fidelity Surety, Trust and Safe De
posit company, of Camdea, I. J., sus
pended payment Friday. .
E. T. Jcffcry, of Chicago, is the man
Windy .City.' people are tsximing for di
rector general of World's fair.
The Republicans of the Fifth Illinois
congressional district have nominated A.
J. Hopkins for re-election to congress.
A special election will 1 held in the
Third Pennsylvania congressional district
May 'JO, to elect a successor to Randall.
Pawtncket, R. L, will celebrate in Sep
temlier the centennial anniversary of the
building of the first cotton-mill in this
The house of representatives has adopted
a resolution setting apart June 14 for the
delivery of eulogies upon the late Samuel
There were 4,0tt' jwople to see the League
clulw play ball Friday in the four cities
where games came off, and 8,789 to watch
the Brotherhood clubs.
The Mills County (la.) Journal charged
John Ilom-yman, a prominent Republican,
with mutilating the records of a township
and now be has sued the pajier for $5,00U
The executive committee of the Wiscon
son Press association has decided that the
summer outing shall liegin at Superior
July 23, mid the tnemlers will take a trip
to Yellowstone park.
Marcus Thrane, a prominent citizen of
Wisconsin, who died at F-au Claire, was
buried Friday, the only service lieing the
reading of a oem written by a friend,
and a dirge played by his grandson.
Fire in the furniture storehouse of Jo
siah Partridge, at 21 Roosevelt street, Xew
York, Friday caused a loss oft4u,ouo. At
West Boyleston, Mass., the Baptist and
Roman Catholic churches were burned to
Judge Bond, iu the United States circuit
court at Baltimore, decided Friday that
separate tables for negroes in the dining
saloons of steamships were not a distinc
tion in favor of tbe whites, and there could
be no ground for damages to colored com
plainants. The president Friday nominated and
tbe senate confirmed Daniel Dustin, of
Aurora, Ills., to be assistant l.'nited States
treasurer at Chicago. Mr. Dustin wa a
soldier in the late war, and slept under
the same tent with Gen. Harrison during
a part of the unpleasantness.
The political trend in New York seems
to be to have that state's delegation in the
next national Democratic convention pre
sent an unbroken front for David B. Hill
for the presidential candidate. He is not
a candidate for governor, but favors Ro
well P. Flower for that office.
The main tent pole of Forepaugh's dr- ;
cus broke during a performance at Phila
delphia, Thursday evening, ond the 12.000
people present nearly precipitated a panic
in their hurried efforts to get out. Woman
creamed, children were lost and pande !
monlum existed tor a short time.
OCEAN MAIL SHIPS.
Provisions of Frye's Bill
SOME OF THEM TO BE WAS VESSELS
When Occasion Seems to Demand It, Like
the English Atlantic Liners The Bone
Defeats the International Copyright
Bill and the Senate Agrees to the Cus
toms Administration Measure Cul
lom's Report on Canadian Hallway Com
petition Official Notes.
Washington ClTT, May 3. Senator
Frye has been authorized to report the bill
known as the "Shipping League Tonnage
bill," already favorably reported from tbe
committee on merchant marine of the
house of representatives, with amend
ments. He will also report, with the sanc
tion of the committee, a bill "to provide
for ocean mail sen-ice between the United
States and foreign ports and to promote
commerce,' which has been known as the
Frye bill, and which was prepared by him
with a great deal of care, and after consul
tation with leading ship owners and build
ers in the country.
Some Provisions of the BUI.
This bill authorizes the postmaster gen
eral to make contracts for a term of ten
years, with American citizens, for the car
rying of the I'nited States mails in Ameri
can steamships between ports of the
United States and ports of foreign nations.
It provides that the steamships so em
ployed shall be built in the United States,
owned and officered by American citizens,
and upon each departure from the United
States, shall, during the first two years of
a mail contract, take a crew at least one
fourth of whom, shall be American citi
ens; during the neit three years one
third, and during the remaining time of
the continuance of the contract at least
An Auxiliary Navy Provided for.
The bill divides the ships into four
classes according to speed the highest be
ing twenty knots an hour and provides
that all steamships of the first three
classes hereafter built, shall lie construct
ed with part icular reference to prompt and
sconomical conversion iutoauxiliary cruis
rs, and according to plans ami specifica
tions to be agreed upon by and lietween
ihe owners ami the secretary of the navy,
and shall lie of sufficient strength and sta
bility to carry four effective ritied cannon
of a cnliber of not less than six inches.
These steamers may le taken and used
by the United States a.s transxrts or
cruisers, the government paying therefor
a value to lie ascertained, if the parties dis
agree, by impartial appraisers.
The Amount of Subsidy.
The compensation provided for is t a
mile for the first class ships and f3 a mile
for the second class, by the shortest prac
ticable route, for each out want voyage; for
the third class, $1.50; for the fourth class,
$1 a mile for the actual nunilier of miles
required by the postofhee department to
be traveled on each outward bound voyage.
The bill also provides that each of these
steamships shall transport free of charge a
government mail messenger and furnish
suitable moms for himself and the mails.
DAY'S WORK IN CONGRESS.
Senate Passes the Customs Bill House
Itejerts International 4 o riicht.
Washington City, May a Vest intro
duced a bill to amend the interstate com
merce act. in the senate yesterday, so as to
place all express companies under that
law and require from them a full state
ment of their business annually, including
their profits, etc A resolution was offered
askiuit the treasury as to the importation
and exKrtatiou of gold and silver dur
ing lssy. The concurrent resolution for
negotiations with Kngland and Mexico to
prevent the entry of Chinese from Canada
and Mexico were agreed to. The service
pension bill passed by the house was refer
red to the pensions committee. The cus
toms administration bill then came up,
and after the rejection of several amend
ments and the adoption of a couple of un
important character, agreed to. but one
Democrat Payne voting aye. The silver
bullion bill was made special order from
Wednesday next and until disposed of. and
after a short executive session the senate
The house adopted the conference re
port on the Ijtfayette, Ind., public build
ing bill, limiting the cost to$s0,tJ0. The
international copy right bill came up, and
after a long debate was rejected, the vote
being in no sense partisan; neither was the
debate, the general opposition being based
on the grounds that it would result in a
book monopoly, and ruin the industries
which supply cheap reading matter for
the people. Tbe vote was YM to SM, and
Breckinridge of Kentucky moved a recon
sideration. Hopkins of Illinois moved to
table Breckinridge's motion, and Adams
to take a recess, but liefore that could le
decided the chair ruled that as the hour of
5 o'clock bad arrived the bouse was in re
cess until 8 p. m. The night session passed
seventeen private pension bills.
Leaves of Absence for Kail Ky Kmployes.
Washington- City, May a The house
com mitt tee on postotlices and post-roads
yesterday authorized a favorable report on
tbe bill introduced in the house by Ketch
am, granting leaves of alisence to the
clerks and employes in all first, second,
and third-class postoffices, with pay. for
not less than fifteen days in any one fiscal
year, after service of one year.
AN OLD CONTENTION REVIVED.
What Was the Amount of the Circulating
JUedium in the Year 1806?
Washington City, May 3. Secretary
Windom yesterday addressed a letter to
the editor of The National Economist of
Washington, in reply to a recent editorial
in that paper commenting on the volume
of the currency. The secretary, after re
producing statistics showing that the cir
culation per capita of the leading coun
tries of Europe, with the exception of
France, is less than that of the United
States, says: "The concluding paragraph
of tbe article enumerates ten kinds of cur
rency said to lie in use June 30, li6. The
total is stated to be $l,8C3,409,21fi, which,
divided among a"i,819,2Sl inhabitants,
would give $-"d.m per capita. Unfortun
ately no less than six out of the ten items
enumerated were interesting bearing obli
gations oi tue government which were not
tt that time, and have not since been in
general use as money.
A Deduction of Nearly Two-Thirds.
"The agtrregate amount of these obliga
tions which should be deducted from the
total of so-called currency above given is
H,ido,iM,477, leaving only $7S3,2W,T3 as
'.he amount of circulation, and even thia
.Delude cash held in the treasury, the
amount being $xi,281,650, exclusive of gold
coin. If this amount be deducted, as it
should be, the actual circulation could lie
shown, by The Economists's own figures, to
nave oeen on June 30, 18US. little more than
$50,000,000. This amount divided amonir
35,B1,31 inhabitants would give only $1S
per capita, instead of $-2 as stated."
Commercial Relations with Canada.
Washington City, May 3. Cullom,
from the interstate commerce committee,
presented to the senate yesterday the re
port of the committee on the investigation
by direction of the senate into the rela
tions of Canadian railroads with United
States railroads, etc. The committee says
that the laws regulating the traffic of
American ships in Canadian ports and in
the Canadian fisheries are in open viola-1
lion or tbe treaty of 1818, and that
the difficulty in . the railway busi
ness is not one alone of commercial com
petition, but of governmental policy bar
ing in view the building up of Canadian
commerce at the" expense of American
commerce. The committee recommends a
toll on Canadian vessels going through
the Sault Ste. Marie canal to meet the
Canadian toll op American vessels through
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
-A.T POP iJIYR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT. IA.
EgT"Vhich are good Fitters
the YTi-rUud canal, an.: t-ittu-r a un-u-e
systrm fr railway oun.-d in Canada do
iun hu-.iiie.-s in the United States, or ime
other plan which t-lutll enable Ara -riian
ruads to coinprU with thoe of Canada.
BUTLER ON THE FARMERS' WOES.
He rrfwnl. a Drra.lful I'irtnre f Thrir
Condition to (he Itutler dull.
Boston, Ma.. May 3. At the annual
dinner of the But Kt club. Thnrday even
ing. (,Vn. Benjamin K. Butler made a
lenifthy spet-ch which w devoted almost
wholly to the prvM-nt alleged d. pl.irat.le
financial condition of the farmer of the
country. He referred to the Farmers'
Alliance, and said that with iu formidable
proport ions, if held toother, it will lie ir
resistil le. It claims to be non olit;cal,
but if it issu.-ceful it will destroy lth
political parties and liecome a imlitiral
party itself. The fteneral compared the
condition of the farmer as a workman
with that of a carpenter, showim; that
while the farmer's profits would .l ll J.."ii
for his crop the carpenter," for a Ies.s ex
penditure of time and energy, would jret
., figuring upon the Iwm.s of the present
value of corn within twenty four hours
ride of Chicago.
A I'inanrlal C) clone I're.lielrd.
Referring to the mortgage debt.sof the
farmers, Gen. Butler said that taking
simply the agricultural lands of the west
ern sfntes the mortgages amount to the
stupendous sum of jr:!.-t."o.(io.io. the in
terest on which is at nlis averaging from
7 tOlr cut. The payment of these
mortgages U simply impossible and they
never will lie paid, for the simple reason
that as all statist icsprnve.thr average prof
its on farming industries are only U-tween
4 and 5 per cent. The general presented
some other startling statements showing
the hopeless condition of the farmers, and
predicted a "financial cyclone" among
them before many years. .
Craueer TroponiUon Itiitirulcd.
He ridiculed the project of the govern
ment building store-houses and loaning
the farmer money on his garnered crops.
The storage cert iticates given by the gov
ernment would be bought up by
speculators, who would thus con
trol the market for the grain,
as they do now. He conclude! bv saying
that when the bill was introduced in the
senate that the government loan the farm
ers 3,ttW.0tW to relieve them from their
financial difficulties, he calculated that
tbe full amount would only pay two-thirds
of a mill on each dollar if western farm
mortgage debts alone, or. in other words,
would ouly pay the interest on those mort
gages for tive days.
Voted Agalimt Dual Language.
OTTAWA, Out.. Mav 3. The Xorthnw
territories bill passed the third reading in
the senate Thursday night. Senator Belle
rose'a amendment for keeniiicr lu i,IU- ou
It is, and keeping the dual language in-
mici, w as ueieatea ny a vote or 47 to 7. The
bill being read the third ti me wad fin!Ir
passed aftr a pmlontfed discusHirjii.
Jnit?omiSt "STfr T,ulM- mwvelof purttT
trangth and wholeaomn.,. Mora coaumica
than tbe ordinary kind,, and canno? bT In
eompaartoo wita die maltitod of low test mhai
weight aim. or prphoaptutta pomAm.sUdot
JLTt " 0WVMU W Wall
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stnbley & Co., a shipment of tbeir
1622 SECOIISnD .VEISTTJE.
2011 Fourth Avenue. Dealer in .
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
ICE GREATvT TbTr,"t lifioi'0eri-citic. made from pore mini
,VAJ VAV-CiXVlVX. and flavored with all the popol.r fl.vr. In any qo Mity f.
soil, special stttMion paid to upf.lyin picnic., private parties
F. C. HOPPE,
No. 1S0S St-cond avenue.
lias opened his New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 162G Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to sec his friends.
-J". W. CTOISTES-
Dealer in New sod
Second Hand Goods
OF EVTtRT DESCRIPTION.
ThehlgheDricetidforg .od8ofanTkind. Will trade, trll or boy anything.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.
0". HUH. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MANUFACTURER OF CRACKERS ASD BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
IT Special! The t hrifty "OYSTER'' and th Chrioty "WAFER."
KOCK ISLAND. ILL.
1 J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare larKf st stock of Carpeting, Matlin8 and
WEST OP CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH 6c SON,
1 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. MmobIu Temple, DAVENPOBT.
Rock Island, III.