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THE KOOK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1890.
Published Daily and Weekly at lfi4 Second Ave
nue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter, - Publisher.
TiRMs-Daily, 50c per month; Weekly, $8.00
All commanleattona of a critical or argnmenta
tire character, political or religious. Boot have
real name at'ached for publication No inch arti
ttclea will be primed over flctitiom signature.
Anonrmoaa common (cation not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Rock Island coanty.
Wednesday, Mat 28, 180.
Ieaaaeratte Mrwatorlal I'eaveailoa.
The coo nt lee of Rock Island and Renry. com
prtsinfC the Twenty Srst senatorial district, are
requested to send delegates to a convention to be
neia at tne coort house in the city or Cambridge,
Oi Taesday Jlaly Mth, 19.
at t p. as for the purpose of nominating a candl-
aaie tor stale senator, a canaiaaie ror Represen
tative, appointing a Senatorial committee and
transacting ench other business as may properly
come before the convention.
The basis of representation will be one delegate
for every two hundred voles cast for Cleveland
and Thnrman Inlfeft, and one delegate for every
fraction of one homlred votes, as follows:
Rock Island County .... S.644 votes 1 S delegates.
Henry County S,W " It
L. C. BLtNDINS,
L. F. Dm ii a.
Rock TsLAHn, III., May th, 1840. Committee
The Impvrtaaee r Ksrk lalaad Ane
aal Mrt t'srtli by me Chirac Prea
Stars' Pride and latercat Xeee-smary
a the I'artnfihe Illinois Concreaft-
Today's Chicago Tribut.e tod Inter
Octnn editorially express tbeir apprecia
tion of Rock Island arsenal. The Trib
vne' article is copied:
Illinois is a large state; Massachusetts
a email one. Illinois has twenty con
ipressmen; Massachusetts twelve. It may
be owing to this difference in numbers
that the delegation from the last stale
votes and works like a unit when any
matter involving one of the many inter
ests of Massachusetts is concerned, w hile
tltj Illinois delegation rarely seems to act
in concert, even, when by doing so it
could secure some substantial advantage
for a commonwealth whose interests it is
sent to Washington to represent. The
United States bas two great arsnnals and
armories at Springfield, Mass, and at
Rock Island, in this state While the
government works at the first of these
places receive the constant eare of the
re i resent a lives of Massachusetts, those at
the secoud receive practically no atten
tion from the Illinois members, and as a
matter of course are neglected. Cod
grea-men from other states do not bother
tbeir Leads with matters which they look
on as locil to Illinois, and the war de
partment does the most for that armory
which seems to huve the most friends
It was the intention when the works
were Orst established on the banks of the
Mississippi that they should lie the most
important in the country. There is no
reason why they should not be. The
government has excellent and practically
unlimited water power, 1.000 acres o
land, and many good shops at Rock Is
land; and it is a better distributing poin
than Springfield, but the premises of the
past have not been kept. W lib the ex
ception of a few saddles, canteens and
minilar articles, nothing is made at Kick
Island. Many of the shops are empty,
Small arms can be made there as cheaply
as at Springfield, and heavy ordnance as
cheaply as at Watervliet, but no steps
are being taken looking toward their
manufacture. As it will take two or
three years to put in the necessary p'ant
it will be seen that were a sudden war to
break out il would be impossible to util
Izo the splendid Rock Island site for the
purposes for which it was originally se
That this western armory and arsenal
haa been neglected so long is the fault of
the Illinois congressmen, not of this con
Cress specially, but of many of its prede
ce8sors as well . At the outset, a keen
interest was taken in the works and
western men worked for them. Bat of
late they seem to have forgotten that
there is an arsenal at liock Island, and
the result is that the Massachusetts peo
ple are having everything their own way.
Why cannot the IMinoisans bestir them
selves? Why cannot they for once pull
together, republicans and democrats T It
is a matter in which there are no politics.
It is for the good of the state of which
they are all representatives. If they will
once assert themselves they can get for
Rock Island what it ought to have, for
the moment they show they are in ear
nest they will get help from Iowa, Wist
const n and other neighboring states.
The certainty of Gen. Palmer's nomi
nation for United States senator by the
democratic state convention which meets
in this city next week is causing the ter
ror stricken republicans to bow with a
combination of rage and fear. They
realize that they are beaten, and that Ill
inois will this year turn over a new leaf
and return to the democratic fold.
The democratic county convention
meets tomorrow at the court house, to
select nine delegates to the slate conven
tion, and eighteen to both the congres
sional and senatorial conventions.
"Blow, Bluster and Bynum all begin
with the same letters," says the Philadel
phia CaU. So also do Blackguard, Bully
Presbyterian Finith their Work.
Saratoga., N. Y., May 28. The Presbyte
rian assembly completed its work yesterday
mod adjourned sioe die. Aroport was made
giving a summary of the situation over
the entire field of church work. The num
ber of communicants Is 85,0(J0, a gain of
1(13,092 over Inst year, and t he total con
tributions were $13,M)0.0jO. The number
of deaths of miniature whs given as 117.
The ameinbly lndornel the anti-original
package hill now before congress. The re
vision committee were given leave to re
port at their own discretion. The usual
resolutions of thanks were then adopted,
the closing services held, and the assembly
Hindoo as Salvation Army Leaders.
New York, May 23. A number of Hin
doos who have been converted to Chris
tianity aud are now leaders of the Salva
tion Army in India, have arrived here,
and will hold meetings in the virrious do
les of the United States uhd Canada for
. tne purpose of arousing interest in their
missionary work in India.
Had Veen Habiting the Malls.
Philadelphia, May 28. Thomas Y. Gal
lagher, a "ca-ser" in the postoflice here, was
arrested last night for robbing the malls.
Nineteen letters and a package of jewelry
were found on his person, lie has been
employed in the office for four years, and
la believed to have committed extensive
Got. tiordon Indorses the Alliance.
r ATLATTA, On., Ma28. Governor Gor
' don, replying to a nenes of question pro
pounded to leading politicians by the
Farmers' A llinnce, declares himself fully
in sympnthy with the aims of that organ
ization. He regards the farmers as the
victims of all sorts of bad legislation, and
is glad to see them orgunize for self-protection.
The commission which has been nego
tiating with the Iowa Indians in Indian
territory for the cession of their lands, has
at last been successful and the negotia
tions will result in adding 231,618 acres to
the public domain.
THE LATEST NEWS.
Strike of Chicago Conductors and
THE BIG CITI'S GAS TRUST BEATEN
The New Tork lea Combine Starts a Panic
About the limited Supply, and Says
Artificial Ice Will be Necessary to Satis
fy the Market.
Chicago, May 28. The conductors
and drivers on the new street carette
line struck this morning for higher
wages, but returned to work tern porarily
on the company promising to consider the
A Big Trust Beaten.
Chicago, May 28. The big gas trust
was beaten in the court today, and Judge
Collins will appoint a receiver tomorrow.
A Cold Scare.
New York. May 28. The ice dealer J
who have been advancing the rates
monthly, have started an ice paoic.clnim
ing that the stock is inadequate to
supply the demand, and that artificial be
must soon come to the front.
JUSTIN'S GUN WENT OFF.
Bat Its Fragments, 'Where Are They T A
Pkkkv vil.i.K, X. Y., May 2S. A large
numler of people from all over central
New York came here by the special and
regular midday trains yesterday to wit
ness the public experiment of the Dr. Jus
tin dynamite gun. The cannon was fired
at 3 p. m.. and exploded into a thousand
pieces. Nobody was hurt, but there were
many narrow escapes. Huge masses of
iron were thrown hundreds of feet.
On the Trail of a Newspaper Man.
A piece of the cannon measuring about
four feit through went flying through the
air and landed within three feet of The
Syracuse Herald correspondent, who was
watching the proceedings from behind a
tree. Another large piece went in the op
posite direction, tearing a largt; chunk
from the counter of a temporary refresh
ment stand about 5Vj feet away. The
keeper of the stand was inside, and the
missile grazed his head and scattered the
contents of the stand.
Exactly, but How do They Know?
It is said that the dynamite did not ex
plode the gun, but the charge of powder.
Among the visitors were Lieut. Com
mander Washburn Maynard and Lieut.
L. P. Davidson, of the navy, and Com
mander Theodore F. Jewell, f the U. S.
naval station, all from Newport. Five
hundred people were present. The cannon
weighed d3..VW pounds. The bore was 12
feet long and 8 niches in uiametur.
laborers employed on the Liverpool
Jocks have again gone ou a strike for an
advance in wages.
Walt Whitman, the poet, will 1 "1
years old Saturday, and he is said to be
An officer and four sailors were killed
by au explosion in a torpedo factory at
Nikolaiev, Kussia, Tuesday.
The storage-house of t he Banner l?rew-
ing company, at Cincinnati, was burned
Tuesday. Ioss flO.iM); insured.
Bishop O'Connor, Roman Catholic, died
at Omaha Tuesday morning, aged t7. He
was born at (jueenstown, Ireland.
At the Ediuburg races Tuesday Nellv
Valentine wou the 2 year-old trot in 2:30
id Montgomery Wilson the pace in
The break in the Champlain canal in
New York has caught thousands of tons
of ice which will melt, probably, and be a
Ex-Secretary of War George W. Mc-
Crary is lying ill at his home at St. Jo
seph, Mo., and there are slight hopes of
A. N. Kimball, an old and highly re
spected resident of Jackson, Miss., was
murdered Monday ni-lit while on his way
home, it is supposed by footpads.
The Blue and Gray reunion at Yicks-
burg, Miss., has been a great success and
the town is full of veterans of both armies
fraternally lighting their battles o'er.
A telegram from Portland, Me., says
that Blaine will not again be a candidate
for president, but that his personal follow
ing will support Harrison if the latter de
sires a renomination.
Colonel W. D. Wyatt, ex-master in
chancery of Logan county. 111., who dis
appeared from Lincoln in Isms, leaving a
ihortage of $10.(100 to $1:2,000, has ia-en cap
tured in -New Orleans.
It turns out that the closing of the doois
of the Owego, N. Y., National bank is
another case of trusted cashier. His name
is C. A. Thompson, and he is reported
"short" from KU.OQO to fTo.ijOO.
John Keenan, a member of New York's
"boodle ' Itoard of alderman, who has been
missing since the exposures of 1M, sur
rendered himself to the authorities Tues
day mid was held for trial iu bail of
A saloon ist named Hansen refused to
STve Drs. E. A. Thorp and George C. Hall,
the latter colored, at Chicago Tuesday,
mid they had him arrested u:i a criminal
warrant and put under K) Ixm.ls, to an
swer the charge. He said he didn't serve
The Kecortl ou the Itiamoml.
CiiK'Aiio, May iW. The following are the
base bull scores made yesterday:
league: At New York New York 4,
Chicago :; batteries Murphy and Mur
phy, Sullivan and Kittridge. At Philadel
phia Philadelphia 8, Pittsburg 1; batter
ies Schmitt and Ilerger, Gleason aud
Clements. At Brooklyn P.rooklyn 4,
Cleveland 1; batteries Lovrtt and Stall
in gs, Beatin and Ztnuier. Boston-Cincinnati
game postponed rain.
Brotherhood: The Boston-Chicago game
was postponed on account of rain. At
Hew Yoik New York 14, Cleveland 2;
batteries Keefe, Crane and Van Khan,
Graber and Sutcliffe. At Philadelphia
Philadelphia 2, Buffalo 7; batteries Knell
and Cross, Haddock and Mack. At Brook
lynBrooklyn 17, Pittsburg 8; batteries
Van Haltren, Cook and and Hayes, Staley
Attendance League, 2,753; Brotherhood,
American: At Rochestrr Rochester 4,
Toledo 7; at Syracuse Syracuse 2, Louis
ville 3; at Philadelphia (first game) Ath
letic 2, St. Louis 3; (second game) Ath
letic 10, St Louis 8.
Western: At Milwaukee Milwaukee 3,
Sioux City 2; Minneapolis Kansas City
game postponed rain.
Will Have Time to Repent.
TERBE HAUTE, Ind., May 28. Frederick
William Bauer, aged 28, who came from
Germany to this country seven months
ago, has been sentenced to five years iq
the state's prison by Judge Mack for
falsely impersonating William Bauer, of
this city. May 10 at Milwaukee the pris
oner met William Butier, aud they be
came friends, as the result of the similar
ity of their names. The Terre Haute
Bauer confided to his uewly met namesake
that he had money ou deposit in the Sav
ings bank here, aud that when he wanted
it he drew on his friend, Ludwig Wald
buser. The prisoner took advantage of
this by telegraphing three different times
for funds, obtaining (45.
Miles Goes After the Indians.
SAV Fkaxcisco, May 2S. Official news
of the murder of Attorney Henry Hard ie
by hostile Indians, near Tonilwtone, A. T.,
baa been received at the army headquar
ters, and Gen. Miles has issued orders to
pursue the Indians and to use the same
tactics as were used in the pursuit of Ge
ronimo. That will start the troops at
Lowell, Grant, and Huachuca, A. T., and
Fort Bayard, N. M., who will close in on
Which Is to Aid Inter-A nerican
BLAINE'S LETTER IS ADVOCACY.
A Great Financial Inntltutio i for the
Building I p or Trade with nr Sister
Republics Senatorial Coram nt on the
Bill to Stop Importations Into Prohib
itory States of Tanglefoot The Itlea
Extending to Oleomargarine Capital
Washington CiTr, May 18. The presi
dent sent to congress yesterday the draft
of a bill to carry Into effect t ie recom
mendations of the International American
conference by the incorpo -atoia of
the International America bank.
The commissioners named are: John
B. Henderson, of Missouri; Corne
lius N. Bliss, of New York; William
Henry Trescott, of South Carolina; T. J.
Coolidge, of Massachu setts; At drew Car
negie.of Pennsylvania; Clement Studeba
ker, of Indiana; John F. Panson, of
Georgia; Henry G. Davis, of West Vir
ginia; Charles R. Flint, of New York, and
M. M. Estee, of California. Tlie capital
stock is to be 10,000,000, subject to in
crease to $25,000,000. The sham, are to be
of $100, par value, each.
A Letter from Secretary Blaine.
The following letter from the secretary
of st-ate, accompanied the mes- age of the
fcTo THE President: Ibavetliehonorto
submit herewith the report of the com
mittee on bankiug as unanimously adopt
ed by the International American confer
ence, recently in session in th s city. It
was the wish of the conference that this
proposition, of such great intere t to every
American republic, should as promptly as
possible secure the earnest attention of the
congress of the United states.
Otwtaclee To Be Removed.
"The foreign commerce of t he nations
south of the Gulf of Mexico aid the Rio
Grande amounts annually to more than
$1000,000,000. At present tho United
States enjoys only a meagre sh are of this
market, but the action of the tecent con
ference will result, I beileve, in t he remov
al of certain obstacles which no v tend to
obstruct the expansion of our ti ado. One
of the most serious of these obsUieles isthe
absence of a system of direct exchange aud
credits, by reason of which the exporting
aud importing merchants of tlie I'm ted
States engaged in commerce wii h Central
and South America have lieen compelled
to pay the bankers of Ixindon a tax upon
What We Have to Pay Eni'ope.
ljist year our commerce with the coun
tries south of us amounted to $ S2.IXI5,057,
of which the imports of merchandise were
valued at $1M.05S,9iU1, and the imports of
specie and bullion were $21.236. 7U1; while
our exports consisted of merch ndise val
ued at fTl.KW.lSl and $S,lkW,470 in specie
and bullion. Of the merchandi e import
ed into the United States the gTeater part
was puid for by remittances to London
and the cities of the continent to cover
drafts against European letters of credit.
For the use of these credits a commission of
three-quarters of 1 per cent, is customarily
aid, so that the European banl s enjoyed
a large profit upon our business with a
minimum of risk.
A Way Out of the Tranb e.
"This system steadily results in losses to
our merchants in interest and c inferences
in exchange, as well as in commissions.
These losses would be largely reduced to
our merchants by the establishment of an
international system of banking between
the American republics. The merchants
of this country are as dependent upon the
bankers of Europe in their financial
transactions with their Americ.in neigh
bors as they are upon the ship-owners of
Great Britain for transportation facilities,
and will continue to labor under these
embarrassments until direct banking sys
tems are established. The repoi-t of the
committee hereto attached prese its a sim
ple and easy method of relief, and the en
actment of the measure recommended
will, in the judgment of the conference,
result in the establishment of proper facil
ities for inter-American banking "
The Warehouse Idea Not Approved.
Washington CiTr, May 2S. Vhe ways
and means committee has decided to re
port against the loaning of government
money on farms and crops, w hit-h has
been urged by the Farmers' Alliances of
the south and west.
PROPERTY RIGHTS AND PROMBITION
Eustia Gives Hla View or the Proposed
Original Package Law.
Washington CiTr, May 28. The oppo
nents of the proposed law regarding "orig
inal packages" did most of tle t ilking in
the senate yesterday when that measure
came up, and the principal spelter was
Eustis of Louisiana. He said that the
question was a very perplexing cne. The
difficulty in question arose in the attempt
to reconcile the conflict between the rights
of property under the constitm ion and
laws, and the moral sentiment known as
Prohibition. He considered that the bill
proposed was a nullification of a provision
of the constitution. He said it was pro
posed to legislate against the breweries of
Milwaukee and St. Iouis and the distil
leries of Kentucky, Illinois, Not th Caro
lina, and New Hampshire.
What May Be Expected Kelt.
To-morrow they would be asking for ex
clusion of cotton-seed oil, of which the
state of 1 Louisiana produced a large
amount in value; then they woul 1 be ask
ing that dressed beef from Dlinow and to
bacco from North Carolina shoul 1 not be
considered articles of commerce within
the meaning of the constitution. He was
a states right Democrat of the strictest
sect and was in favor of the statef exercis
ing, to an unlimited extent, th 9 rights
which they had reserved. But the powers
which they had lodged in the federal gov
ernment, and lodged wisely, he wanted
the federal government to exercise exclu
sively. Gray Thinks the Difficulty Surmountable.
Gray stated the constitutional di faculties
involved in the question, and said that the
right of congress to regulate commerce
bad not taken away one iota of t ie police
powers of the state. He did not t sink it a
delegation of the power of congrt- ss to aay
that the original package shall not be con
sidered a matter of inter-state commerce
in such a way as to interfere with the po
lice power of the state.
Oleomargarine Already Included.
Among the bills acted upon favor
ably by the bouse committee in com
merce yesterday was the bill to da egate to
each state the right to prohibit the im
portation within its borders of liquor
ni original packages. A favorabl ) report
was also made on a house bill t permit
states to regulate the sale of oleomargar
ine and granting them power to prohibit
its sale wi,M? liV" boundaries.
Proceedings in Congreas Brlel'ed.
Washington CiTr, May 28. Cc Horn of
fered a resolution in the senate ysterday
inquiring of the treasury why A merican
goods are forwarded between the Atlantic
and Pacific coasts of the United States
via the Canadian Pacific railway, and
whether such mode of shipment is not un
lawful. The resolution went ovor. The
anti-original package bill was ta ten up,
and debated. Democrats arguinK gener
ally that it was unconstitutional. No
action was takeu. Among the committee
appointments announced was that of Car
lisle to the finance committee. After an
executive session the senate adjon:ned.
.The house disposed of a few public
building bills and then went into commit
tee on the river and harbor b.ll. An
amendment authorizing a trial of Jie out
let system for the Mississippi was reject
ed, as were several other amendments, and
pending the decision of a point o ? order
against provisions of the bill fixinj; penal
ties for maintaining obstructive bridges
over navigable waters the bouse ad
journed. - '
When they Refuse to Answer.
Washington Cnr, May t Superin
tendent Porter has issued the following
circular, addressed to supervisors of the
census: "You will please instruct
enumerators,in caoes where persons refuse
to answer the questions on the population
schedule relating to physical and mental
disabilities, or the questions relating to
farms, homes and mortgages, to enter in
the proper column the words, 'refused to
answer.' No further steps will be neces
sary on the part of the supervisor or enu
merator." Presidential Nominations.
Washington Citv, May 2S. Among the
names sent to the senate by the president
yesterday were the following: Aquilla J.
Daugherty, of Illinois, consul at Callao,
Peru; William K. Hoyt, of Wisconsin,
Alaskan commissioner; T. D. Meads, of
Michigan, receiver of public moneys at
Marquette, and C. F. Augustin, of Wis
consin, at Menasha; George C. Ginty, U.
S. marshal for the Western district of
Senators Tackle the Tariff Hill.
Washington Citv, May 28. The senate
committee on finance, at its meeting yes
terday, determined to begin the consider
ation of the tariff bill to-morrow morn
ing. The bill will be considered by sec
tions in full committee, instead of being
referred to a sub committee. On a viva
voce vote this proposition was agreed to
unanimously. If any hearings are given
they will be of a strictly informal char
acter. New York Agks Help.
Washington City, May 28. Four or
five years ago the remains of Gen. Grant
were placed in Riverside park. New York,
under a solemn promise that a suitable
monument should le erected overthem by
that city. Yesterday Flower introduced a
bill in tiie house appropriating $250,000 to
help the metropolis keep us promise.
The President Going to Cleveland.
Washington Citv, May 28. President
Harrison and several cabinet officers and
other officials will leave the city this even
ing ou a special train for Cleveland, O., to
take part in the Garfield memorial cere
monies that are to take place there on Dec
oration Day. They will probably return
O'BRIEN IN HIS ELEMENT.
He Ran Afoul of the Irih PolU-e Again
and a Melee KeHults.
CoitK, May The Nationalist demon
stration proposed to lie held at Cashel
yesterday, but which was proclaimed by
the government, resulted in a sort of hide-and-seek
affair through the efforts of the
leaders to find a place where the meeting
could lie heM without molestation. Dil
lon succeeded in addressing a fugitive
meet'int; outside the village of Boherlahin,
but when he drove into the village to
make another speech, followed by a large
crowd, the police atta ked the crowd with
drawn batons and dispersed it.
O'Hrien and Dillon protested against the
action of the police, and in the altercation
Dillon was struck with a baton. Ijiter
the military arrived and made several
charges upon the returning crowd before
it was finally scattered. In the melee a
policeman was seriously injured and many
of the crowd were severely clubbed.
A RASH FLORIDA EDITOR.
He Make t Itntge and then Fails to Go
Jacksonville, Fla., May 23. Yesterday
Captain Mack Burroughs, of Tallahassee,
assaulted and severely punished Zeph Har
rison, publisher of The Florida Republican,
a weekly newspaper of this city. Ex-Governor
Harrison lteed, who was in Harri
son's ortice at the time, also received a se
vere but accidental blow on the head from
Burroughs. Lat Saturday's issue of the
Republican contained a long article charg
ing Captain Burroughs and Will Denhani
with having made an attack upon The
house of Mrs. (,'ral't, at Tallahassee, smash
ing the windows aud doors with clubs,
brick-bats and bullets.
Burroughs tVrut tn See About It.
Tlie article then recited that Capt. Bur
roughs, after the assault, proceeded to the
capitol and reported the affair to Governor
Fleming, who commended the act and
promised to reward him for it by a politi
cal appointment. Mrs. Crafts is the
boarding mistress of United States Mar
shal Weeks, of this district, and her house
was attacked as stated. Burroughs and
Den ham are highly respected citizens of
Tallahassee, and the charge of The Repub
lican was universally denounced as false.
Burroughs came to this city yesterday,
and, taking two friends with him to the
editor's office, demanded of Haarison that
he divulge the name of the writer of the
Wouldn't Give Hla Authority.
Harrison refused, and Burroughs at
tacked him with his fists and a small
cane, cutting Lim badly about the head,
shoulders and arms. He will probably be
confined to his bed for three weeks or
more. The blow on ex-Governor Reed's
head was purely accidental, as be got be
tween the contestants in trying to leava
the room. Burroughs was arrested and
gave bail in the city court for assault;
Warrants have also been issued by the
county court for assault with intent to
kill, but they have not been served as yet.
SiLCOTT AND HIS PARAMOUR.
Reported to Have Panftod the Winter la
the Wilds of Quebec.
Boston, May 28. A special to The Her
ald from Grand Falls, N. B., states that
some weeks ago Mr. May berry, - of the
Great Falls hotel, was informed by lum
bermen from the province of Queliec of a
strange couple seen in St. Louis parish
near the mouth of augenay river, and
that by means of photographs which Mr.
Mayberry procured from Boston the two
were recoguizHd as ex-Sergeant-at-Arms
Silcott and the woman known to be with
him. Warrants for their arrest having
been obtained, MayWrry wrote for instruc
tions to Boston and ashington City.
Had Silently Stolen Away.
About ten days ago a messenger was
sent to find Si 1 cot aud his companion. He
returned to Grand rails Saturday and re
ported that the woman bad left by the
Quebec steamer three days before his ar
rival, and that the man could not be
found. The two hud spent the winter in
small but which the man had built about
twelve miles lmck in the woods, near m
lumber camp, which supplied them with
Her Finery Gave Her Away.
The couple pretended to be very paor.
but the lumltermen said they had plenty
of money. The woman's old wooden box
broke pn its way to the steamer and was
seen to be fil led wit h silk dresses and other
finery. During the winter the strangers
had la grippe and camo to the settle
ment for medicine and assistance. Mr.
Mayberry has no doubt that the man is
Shook tp by a Yarthu.nake."
iNPIANArot.is, May 28. Earthquake
shocks were felt here early Tuesday
Fifteen occupants of a frame building at
theYandalia transfer yards experienced
an unusual shock, accompanied by a shak
ing of the building and a sound like the
rushing of a volume of water beneath the
building. The first shock was swiftly fol
lowed by a second, aud so on until nine dis
tinct shocks bad been felt by the then
thoroughly frightened inmates. A pecu
liar feature of the disturbance was its be
ing heard by yardmen some distance away
from the building, and they also thought
they could discern a sound akin to the
rushing of water. Itissupposedalargesub
terranean body of water lying underneath
that portion of the city bad been greatly
agitated by some unknown cause.
The Presbyterian general assembly, at
Saratoga, adjourned Tuesday to meet at
Detroit uext year.
The Chicago Staats Zeitung Man
FOSEIGN POPULATION IN CHICAGO.
Evidence That Americana Are Backward
In Marrying German Attitude Toward
the School System Few of Them Go
Back to Germany to Live Doesn't Like
Polish Jew and Certain Italians Some
Remarks Regarding Anarchists and So
cialists. Chicago, May 28. The congressional
sub-committee on immigration held its
second meeting in this city yesterday, the
most interesting witness being Herman
Raster, of The Staats Zeitung. He said
that the percentage of foreign born citl
tens of Chicago was about 23 or 30, and
the numbers in detail as near as he could
give them a-i follows: "Of Germans,
counting children bora of German parents,
there must be 233,000. Of the Irish, it U
more difficult to say, as they are so easily
amalgamated with native Americans, but
there are about 150,000 of these. The
Poles probably number 90,000, as they
have one church which has 30,000 member
ship. There are, probably, 40,000 Swedes
and Norwegians, but this may lie too low.
I estimate the Bohemians at 40,000 to 50,
000. The Italians can only be approxi
mated at from 12,000 to 15,000, and there
may be 1,000 Chinese.
A Poiut of Importance.
Proceeding. Mr. Raster said that he
thought he was safe in saying that there
are nine marriage licenses issued to foreign
ers for each one issued to Americans. Owen
explained that AmerL-a was receiving from
400,000 to tioo.000 immigrants annually and
that the object of the investigation was to
find through reputable sources where these
people go, where they congregate and
what changes in civilization and local life
resulted from it.
Foreigners Become Workingmen.
Mr. Raster was able to give little light
on this subject, but he declared that
there was no other city in the country
where foreigners so rapidly became work
ingmen and so certainly became home
owners as Chicago. "We are far more an
industrial city thau a commercial city.
Nine-tenths of the Germans in the city are
workiugmen and the small remainder
only are speculators.
As to Kducatlon.
"What education have they?"
"Common school only, and the per cent.
that canuot read and write varies from
X to 2 per cent."
hen asked the attitude of the Germans
to the common school system he said:
"Generally they are friendly to it and
the only opposition I think is just the op
position that comes from people who pre
fer to pay for a thing rather than have it
Owen Strikes His Hobby.
Owen then struck his hobby. "Tell us,
Mr. Raster," he said, "what per cent, ot
foreigners secure a fortune in this country
and carry it home to Europe?" He didn't
make bis point.
"German s at least, he said, "are very
domestic, and I think the proportion of
those who take money back to Europe is
very small indeed. They don t go back
there to live. When a foreigner gets tl.rtXJ
be wants fiOOO. Then he wants JlO.ooU
He may go hack to visit his old home, but
he is here to live as a rule.
Two Objectionable Classes.
"During the last five years what class
of immigrants to you fiud objcctiona
"Two only that I think of a class of
Polish Jews and a certain Italian that
comes from the heel of the peninsula, or
Apulia. These latter are detestable and
worth nothing in any community."
The important portion of what Mr.
Raster hail to say was then brought out
in answer to "What means would you sug
gest to avoid this objectionable element
lu answer to which he spoke at length.
Qualifications for Citizenship.
"Each foreigner must be able to read
and write his own language. 1 don't mean
that they must be literary people, but they
must be able to undertand more than their
own name. To this I would have the con
sul in each country issue to each immi
grant, about to aail, a pamphlet in his
own language, containing an explanation
of the laws of our country and such other
information as may lie desirable."
"Is this the general opinion of the Ger
mans In Chicago?"
"I think it is, and it certainly is the
unanimous opinion of the (Jerman press."
F.xpulslon of the fndealrable.
Mr. Raster's second preventive was the
right he thinks the country should insist
upon to expel an undesirable foreigner
within five years,
Lehlback took Mr. Raster in hand on
the Anarchist and Socialist question and
asked him whether he advocated the pro
hibition of their immigration.
"No, I don't advocate the prohibition of
Socialists and Anarchists, for I only wish
the provision to expel an objectionable
immigrant within five years after his ar
rival." Mr. Raster then gave his view of what
constituted an Anarchist and what made
a Socialist. "These latter are misrepre
sented," he said, "they are not synony
mous with Anarchists and they are not
blatant. Some of our best people are So
cialists." Would Raise Hades in Heaven.
Mr. Lehlbach then wanted to know it
an Anarchist in Germany would be one is
"Certainly," said Mr. Raster, "he would
be one in Heaven, where he would oppose
aud tight against the eternal law."
The investigation then switched on to
naturalization. To obviate evils Mr. Ras
ter suggested a syBUm of naturalization
similar to licensing for marriage. "I
would publish," he said, "t he name of each
would-be naturalization subject in the pa
pers, just as licenses are published.
With them should appear the name of
bis witnesses, and any one would then
have the right to object if there was reason
Other Testimony Heard.
Attorney John Ginocchio, an Italian,
declared that his countrymen made good
citizens, and nearly all of them brought
some little capital to this country, which
statement was evidently taken by the com
mittee cum grano salis. He also said that
nearly all of thess could read and write in
their own language. William Yoecke was
next heard. He is president of a German
immigration society, and had nothing but
good to aay of German immigrants.
The Supreme Court Better Look Ont.
Pittsburg, May 28. The original pack
age decision was mentioned in court here
Monday and aroused Judge Ewing's ire.
"Should a case involving this question
pome before me,? he exclaimed, "the United
States supreme court will have another
ehanee at it, I regard that decision as the
entering wedge that will eventually de
stroy the liberties of the people. I have be
come so thoroughly grounded in my opin
ions as to state rights that I think there it
little danger of my changing the views I
bave during the remainder of my life. 1
have observed that the United States su
preme court has frequently made wrong
decisions in such cases. and have been com
pelled by popular uprising of the people
to change tbeir decisions."
He Was a Belligerent "acab."
New York, May 28. The strike of tba
Mutual District messenger boys has found
its way Into court here. Charles Fleming
was one of those who remained at work.
While he was walking through Broad
way some strikers yelled "scab." Fleming
turned on them, aud sent three of them to
a hospital, two with gashes in their scalps,
inflicted with a stick, and the other with
a knife wound Lu the aide. Fleming wis
held for triaL
OF THE SPRING SEASON. 1890.
-A.T POPULAR PRICES.
Ia always to be fonnd at
Robt, KTause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT. IA.
fan Watch Ilrr Huhhy Nun
Vienna. May SS The operation per
formed upon the eyes of the wife of the
thah of Persia, in this city, recently, has
proved entirvdy successful. Her sight is
c rmplett'Iy restored, and she will start foi
Trtieran ut the end of the week.
I'iirnian llailly Injurrtl.
VKRV, lud.. May 2S. Charles Ream, cap
tain of city lire department, was thrown
from one of the depart mrut horses as he
was exercising aud struck his head nsiiist
a lamp-post, receiving injuries that may
Stricken with ParalvsU.
JanesVILLE. Wis., May CS Judge H.
A. Patterson, of the municipal court, was
stricken with paralysis just after adjourn
ing court, and it is feared lie will not 5ur-
t'niOAon, Mar 27.
Follow-In are the quotations on the bnaM
of trade to-day: V i, cat No. M a v opened
ffac, closed HSi 4c: June, opened HeV, closed
&cz July, opened 9J4c closed M'sc. Own
No. Z Mav, opened and cloaect 3&c:
June, opened 83Sc close I 3go; July, opened
S&tc, close! : 4s. Oats So. May. opened
3SC, closed 18 : June, opened :tFc, closed
27c; July, oi-ened and closed 3DVc. Pork
Jane, opened , closed ; Juiy, opened
lliai, closed $Ul..'l Lard Jane, opened
S&tCVi. closed Sci.0U
Live stock t'nion stork yards prices wvr
cuoted as follows: hogs Mark, t opened
active and firm, with prices 8c hither, light
grade. fAM 4.0 1: roash packing, .75Tt3.l;
mixed lots. 4. in huavy pat king and
abicpinp lota 3 f "t 4.tl.
Cattle- Stronger; beeves, 13.905.00; cows,
il.3(f3 30. bio. kers and feeders, P.ilJ
3.80; Teias frrasscrs. I2.1ftaa.30. Sberp Strung:
muttons, J5.UK3.6 l; lamt, ".50j6.T."
Prod no: Butter Finest .creamery, 15147116c
per lb; finest - dairy. ISitltc: parkins stork.
5m. Eggs-Sirirtly frw-U.llc per doz. Poul
tryOh ckens. 9Va lk: per lb; spring chickens.
:;.&:.. .V per dor.; turkeys, U,'j,Un per lb:
duiks. HjiI a: ese M''j'1 perdofc. Pota
toes on traik Cuiniuiin nuJ iniknl.H i.l5c per
Mi: l'eeile.tl '4A- r l.u; Iteauly of Hebron,
4?c per Im: Baroanki. Vj; yet ha. 11 i
iioia aweet potatoes. aoo.l lu clu.iue, SS-Snyi; T
lr bt . Apples- pair to .Lu ce, I.IM.U wr
Ntw York. Mav ST.
Wheat -No. 2 red winter, l4c Cah: do
June,A4c; do July. IW'jc; do August, Vt
('-No. S mixed. 4Uj cash; do June. Wc;
do July. 41J-4C; do August. lc. Oats
Quiet and steady: No. 2 mixed, ?4e ash;
do May. a3u; do June. HThc; do July. 8JTc
Rye I'nll. Barley Nominally unchanged.
IWk-Dull; mesa, JH3.7SiU.!t.. L.rd-yuiet;
June, $6. 4: July, S6.43; August. Jftji.
live iwk: Cattle-Mar, t firm, hut no
trading in beeves; dressed let, s a ly; native
at lea, Tic ) B. Sheep and I jimba -Market
rated Arm: ebcrp, $&.U0n.6.zift at no (a:
iauiba, t: ui&t.ra. Hogs Nominally Uad;
Ure bogs t4. U.4.40 V 1 .
Bay Upland prairie, t 50u.oo
Bar WHO. 110 00.
nosi Son. lis
Cord Wood $3
-v ' '
Thia powder new varlea. An ami of Dnrttr
atmurth and wboleeomaee. More ecouMnlca
Uu-a ordinary tods,, sad cannot bTold in
corns ttoa wua asultltade of low test, ahott
waight alam ar prpaoepaata powders . skdZSm
4m. Borax, Baanis Powbu Co.,l0 w2!
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
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Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
X SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
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IB. " aHpll r'l "d, 'h .U the popular flavors. i any , ,:,r ,.,
lUk UlSbnHlff T-aMiesU KU;.c!',n P"J " '"W'" I-
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
UTIC SIDEWALK TILE.
WORK AND MATERIAL GUARANTEED.
OSes in H uher". Wood office, on Third arenne.
oeiweeu Twcnlyaeomd and Twenty third street,
E. B. STEVENS, -
No. 1808 Second avenue.
lias opened bis New and Spacious-
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenne
where he would be pleased to see his friends '
oratfwn.V a,,." (a
Proprietor of Brady Street
All kind of rr"r viAn
One Block North 7t.'...
Tbc larce.t In lows.
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F. VtTm HERLITZKA.
No. 229 Twentieth 8treet, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery, Rock Island.
for fine fitting "
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made laths latest style. Also repairing done with neamen and dispatch.
Avenue, Dealer in-
AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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