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THE 110 CK ISLAND AKGUS, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1890.
Published Daily and Weekly at 18S4 Second Are
nne. Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
Tim -Dally, 50c pr month; Weekly, f9.00
All communications of a critics! or anrnmenta
tire character, political or reliKioas. tnnrt hare
real name afached for pnbllcatinn No each arti
ticles will be printed over (letitione si?natores.
Annnvmoim communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
1 n Hock Island connty.
Friday. Jcly 25. 1SW).
THE VIADUCT BILL.
How it Was Slaughtered in the
Kdmnnda Hakes the Attack aad Alii.
on I.Malltm Hare HU M ay The
JMnllnf Water Power Powl Appro
Both through the negligence and lack
of influence of the Rock Island fjen
tleman who is supposed to represent this
district in coop;res9, the appropriation for
a viaduct over the railroad tracks at the
foot of Twentyfourlh street. w prac
tically killed in the senate on Saturday
last, as is already too well known. The
dispatches from Washington simply stat
f d that Senator Edmunds moved to rein
sert the t:Uue which had been stricken
out requiring the city of Rock Island to
deposit one-half the cost of construction
in the treasury of the United States; and
on account of the lateness of the hour.
Senator Allison had agreed to it. Later
reports, however, disclose the fact that
Allison failed to show the friendship he
had claimed for the measure, and instead
of attempting to dereat Edmunds' motion,
readily aquiesced in it, and seemed to be
a party ti the scheme to defeat it. The
people of the three cities had been led to
confidently believe that the viaduct bill
was all right, which supposition would
have been correct had it not been ne
fleeted and betrayed in the house of its
The appropriation for the development
of the water power pool was also attacked
by the vicious Vermonter, but with only a
slight concession, was agreed to, Senators
Allison, and Cullom making a determined
stand for its retention, for a wonder.
The CongreiondL Record contains a full
report of the discussion upon these two
subjects, part of which we append:
Mr. Edmunds. I move to amend the
till on page 63, line 16, beginning after
the word "that to the end ot line Zi
Down to line 16, including the "end." in
the print I have, it has already been
stricken out. I move to strike out the
rest of what appears in the print:
That so much of the condition attached t Mid
nimronnatton in eaid snndrr civil act as require
the work shsll not be commenced until the ciiy of
Kok Inland shall deposit in the treasury of the
I'uited States one-half of said appropriation to
ward reimbursing the I nited Mates ror tne ex
penditnre be, and the tame is hereby, repealed.
Iow. Mr. President. I have this to say
upon this question: It was only a year
and a half ago, when, as I supposed after
a full consideration perhaps the same
sort of consideration that we give to
these snbiects tonight the consrre ss of
the United States on the 2d day of starch,
1869, in the appropnation bill made this
provision about this viaduct
Mr. Allison. If the senator will allow
me one moment.
Mr. Edmonds. Certainly.
Mr. Allison. At this hrur of the night
1 would rather, as far as I am concerned
or have any authority about this ques
tion or any voice about it, consent to the
striking nil of the proposiiinn rather than
have any more time spent in the debate.
Ilere is a nice confession, surely. Mr.
Allison says, "as far as I am concerned or
hsye any authority." The natural infer
ence of this language is that the Iowa
senator had no interest whatever in the
measure, and that no attempt had been
made by our valuable (?) member to se
cure his influence. He had no delegated
authority to look after the matter and it
was simply allowed to go by default.
The Retard continues:
The Presiding Offiser. The chair will
call the attention of the senator from Ver
mont to the fact that in line 2 the word
"provided" has been stricken out by the
committee, so that it will be necessarv to
go back to that.
Mr. EJmunds. I do not mind about
that. If the senator from Iowa in charge
of this bill, since we had a small discus
sion about this matter a day or two ago,
has become satisfied that it is for the pub
lic interest to strike that thing out, then,
of course, if the other senators agree with
him. I have nothing to say; but there is a
history about this business that would be
interesting if anybody Insisted that pro
vision ought to stay in.
Mr. Allison. If there is any history
about it, I shall sit down patiently and
bear it. If the senator from Vermont
supposes or indicates by that observation
of his that this provision was inserted in
the bill in 1839 without full discussion
and understanding of every provision and
every detail of il, then I shall be glad to
hear him explain how that is.
Mr. Edmunds. It is exactly the re
verse, Mr. President. I seem to be yery
unfortunate today in exciting the sensi
bilities of my friends, because it was ex
actly what I was going to say, that the
provision of 1889 was undoubtedly
adopted after careful consideration, and
that I was endeavoring now to show to
the senate that it ought not to be reversed
in less than a year and a half without
some very potent reason for it. That is
my point. If the senator from Iowa
agrees with me about that then it is not
necessary for me to say anything more
upon that point. I certainly did not mean
to imply any reflection upon him.
Mr. Allison. I will say merely this:
Of course this is a matter of public inter
est, in which every senator here does the
best he can. This matter came to us
from the house of representatives upon
the statement made by those who knew
most about it, that it was impossible to
secure the assent of the city of Rock Isl
and to pay its half of this property, and
that this was necessary in the interests of
the government, and in public interests.
That may be so, or it may not be so.
I think the world will not come to an
end if this matter should be postponed
for another year, or even five years, and
therefore I am perfectly willing to lei it
Mr. Edmunds. I am satisfied.
The Presiding Officer. The question
is on the amendment of the senator from
Vermont to strike out the lines indicated.
The amendment was agreed to.
And thus ended all chances of secur
injt an appropriation for the much
r lied viaduct at this session of con
os. ie water power pool appropriation
J- came up for consideration:
' nr. Edmunds Now. Mr. President. I
: ce to strike out on page 63, lines 21
' ti, inclusive.
The Presiding Officer The amendment
will be stated.
The Chief Clerk Oa page 63 it is pro.
posed to strike ont from line 21 to 25,
inclusive, in the following words:
For the farther deyelopment of the) water-pool
t Rock Island, aa per plana and detailed esti
mates submitted in bouse executive docnment,No.
Jul. Fifty-first congress, first session, S101.000.
Mr. Edmunds l wish to call tne
attention of my friend from Iowa to the
act of congress pafsf d on the 8th of Oct.
1888, on the subject of this Molme water
power this Is what this dam business is
For the reconstruction of the eovernment dam
at the Dock Island arsenal, ami for the immediate
construction of a temporary dam to furnish water
power ror eaid arsenal and to oe osea as a coner
dam when the permanent dam is reconstructed,
75,00. ur to much thereof aa may be necessary,
to be expended under the direction of the secre
tary of war: Prvridtd: That this appropriation
shall not be construed or held as importing or
Implyinc any obligation on the part of the United
States to maintain said dam or work by reason of
any obliiration to aaid Molina Water-Power Com
pany, and no money hereby appropriated shall be
expended until the Moline Water-Power Com
pany shall arree that no liability on the part of the
government to maintain the dam. water-power or
other works in connection therewith ex'tts when
ever the government shall fit to relinquish the use
of taid power. Prof (fed, further : That when
ever the government shall erase to maintain or
use said w ter-power, it shall reeonvey in fee
simple, to said Moline Watcr-Power Company, its
right ana title to use tne same.
Then followed a lengthy discussion be
tween Senators Edmunds. Allison and
Cullom as to the government's obliga
tion ia developing the power and the
benefit that wonld accrue to the Moline
Water-Power Co. As a compromise the
following, offered by Senator Eilmunds,
was agreed to:
Snblect to the pro i-ion contained In the act of
October i, 1S(M, ent tied. "An act making appro
priations ror sundry civil expenses or the govern
ment for the fiscal year ending June So, ls.s9. aud
for other purposes." -relating to the reconstruc
tion of the government dam at Rock Island r-
enai, and the Moline Water rower Company.
MADE AN "INCENDIARY" SPEECH,
Bat Will Make Future Remarks on the
Xew Oia.r AN9. July 4V The Times-
Democrts's Meridian. Mis , special says:
T. M. B. Cook, a widely known Repub
lican politician, of J:isper county, who
wiis a candiilnte for congress on the Re
publican ticket in t hi- district at the elec
tion two vears airo, was assassinated
Wednesday afternoon near Mount Zion
rburrh. in Jasper county, lie was a canj
nutate for the constitutional convention,
and was reported to have made a very in
cendiary speech during the day, which prob
ably led to Lis death. He was found late
in the afternoon, and h.-ul apparently been
dead several fiour, having been hit by
fifteen buck-trt. The particulars of his
death are not vet known.
A ruuni'l 9,3V feet lorn? and to cost tt.
HKi.wirt has Ijeen contracted for by the Col
ralo Midland railway.
More retail liquor dealers' stamps have
b-en taken out at Leaven xorth, Kan.
Since April 30 than for the whole year of
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the C'itiz-.-ns' national bnk of
Mason. Texas, to lie-in business with
.apital of $.V,H..
Kecent lo-ses hy fire in Spokane Falls
aifirrwate -lO.n. Incenli;irim is sus
pected. Steps are Ikmiii' taken to secure a
bi tter witter supply.
Dis at (hen received at Berlin from the
City of Mexico state that Mexico will re
main neutral in the dispute between the
Central American republics.
The Pentecost band in Atwood, Piatt
connty. Ills., had their tent torn down by
distrusted citizens Thursday, and the said
iL c. added insult to injury by rotten egg
In it the hnnd.
Indians will hereafter be compelled to
butcher their cattle like white people, and
also be deprived of the pleasure of eating
the blood and intestines. Mr. Lo doesn't
m to have any rights.
Kate Field bought a lot at Atchison,
Kan., durintr the boom of HOC, giving
Si.iKXt for it Uo do Q. The boom has
collapsed, and Kate's lot was sold at Hher-
iff s sale Thursday for fill).
President Harrison, accompanied by
several members of his caltinet and army
officers, left Washington City Thursday
to visit the encampment of the Pennsyl
vania National Guar 1 at Mount Gretna.
An explosion occurred in a boarding
Bouse at i-U Conprtss street, Savannah
Ga., that laid the building in ruins, kill
ing three and injuring s, of the occu
pants. Two of the injured are expected
It is alleged that the government in
spectors have discovered that the ill-fated
Sea Wing had 214 passengers on board at
the time of the disaster, thirty-nine more
than allowed by law-. The penalty for this
is very severe.
Henry Bennewitz, foreman in Mane
gold's stone quarry at Wauwantosa, Wis.,
lighted a fuse to a blast Thursday and
threw away the match. The still burning
match lit in a barrel of gunpowder near,
and Bennewitz was probably fatally
burned in the explosion that followed.
Abraham BonnaSeld, of Tncker county,
W. Va., died the other day. He was born
without legs, notwithstanding which he
served as a private in a Confederate cav
alry regiment throughout the war, attend
ing to his horse himself, and never re
quiring assistance in mounting. His mil
itary record was good.
The infant child of John Carroll, living
on Trace creek, two miles from Hamlin,
W. Va., awoke crying Sunday night, and
upon examination it was found that it
had been bitten on the hand by a copper
head snake, which had crawled into the
child's cot. Prompt action saved the
baby's life, and the snake was discovered
In a closet and killed.
Minnesota and Nebraska Republic
ans la the Field.
St. Paul, July 25. The state Repub
lican conveution met in this city yester
day and after organizing took a recess to
3:30, at which time, upon reassembling,
the platform was ready, and being read,
was adopted. The document advocates
protection to American industries and rec
iprocity with South and Central America;
declares for a high license in dealing with
the liquor question, aa giving the best re
sults; favors legislation that will prevent
Anarchists from emigrating to this coun
try, and firmly opposes any federal legis
lation that will restrict the competition of
Canadian with domestic railways.
The next business was the nomination
of a state ticket. For governor Knnte
Nelson was named, together with the pres
ent incunihent, but the. latter had an
overwhelming majority on the informal
ballot, and got the nomination. The rest
of the ticket ia as follows: Lieutenant
governor, E. 8. Ives, of Nicollet: secre
tary of state. F. P. Brown, of FariBnult;
auditor of state, P. J. AfcGuire, of Polk;
treasurer, Joseph Bobleter, of Brown; at
torney general, Moses E. Clapp, of Otter
Tail; clerk of the supreme court, Charles
P. Holcourt, of Washington.
Lincoln, Neb., July 25. The state Re
publican convention began here Wednes
day, and held an all-night session, finally
adjourning at 10 a. m. yesterday. The
platform contains the usual indorsement
of the administration and approvaTof na
tional legislation; demands a service pen
sion bill. A resolution indorsing prohibi
tion was tabled. The ticket nominated
was: Governor, L. D. Richards: secretary
of state, J. C. Allen, of Red Willow; state
auditor, Thomas H. Benton, of Dodge;
treasurer, Capt. J. E. Hill, of Gage; attor
ney general, H. H. Hastings, of Saline;
land commissioner, George Humphrey, of
Custer; state superintendent, A. K.
Gawdy, of Webster,
Brmg on a Religious Debate in
THE CHTJIICH OF ROME COMM ENDED,
And the Jesuits Landed aa the Most Sue-
ceasful Indian Teachers Keelasiaattcat
Kdaeation Preferred to Secular torn
inent on the Hehrlna; Sea Correspon
dence Blaine Indorsed Some Further
Kxtraeta The Bankruptcy 111 II Vassed
by the House Official Item.
Washington Citt, July 25. The discus
sion of the Indian appropriation bill in the
senate yesterday brought up the religious
question as applied to the education of the
Indiana. The amendment under consid
eration was one increasing the appropria
tion for the support of Indian schools from
1100,000 to f 150,000, and the peco liarity of
the debate was that several senators fa
vored denominational education rather
than secular in other words, reversing
the principles of education obt lining in
this country, so far asthelncians are
concerned, and antagonizing the tendency
of the government to abolish denomina
tional education and supplant it with na
tional non ecclesiastical schools.
Vest Commends the Jesu.ta.
Vest opposed the amendment i i the in
troduction of a system intended to abolish
denominational education anions the In
dians. He spoke of an official viit which
he had made to an Indian agency seven or
eight years ago, and of his olservation
of the work of the ' Roman Catholic
church in educating the Indians.
The Jesuits had succeeded better than any
other people living in the education of
Indians. Whatever prejudice il' that was
the proper word he might havo against
the Society of Jesus, he had to say that I
mnoh as an educated protest ant. If the
Roman Catholics were doing better in
educating the Indians than other denom
inations he was in favor of the Catholics,
and if the Presbyterians or the Baptists
were doing better, he waain favor of them.
Roma's Rnccess In the Fit Id.
Bnt he was convinced that thi Roman
Catholics were far more efficient among
the Indians than any Protectant denomi
nation could be. No other dent mination
oould take their place, because the In
dians, like other people emering from
barbarism, had received religiou itnpres
bions that were permanent. He did not
oars whether it might be called religion
or superstition. The Indians wei-e Roman
Catholics . and would remain s. Teller
also spoke of the Roman Catholics as the
most successful educators of Indians.
Jones of Arkansas argued th it cheap
contract schools onght to be maintained;
and no feeling of sectarian prejudice
ought to he allowed to operate against a
church simply because it had shown a
disposition to go forward and srend more
money and exercise more thonglit and la
bor and diligence in the good v-"ork than
other churches or denominations had
lavls Sara a Good Word for Rome.
Davis also opposed the amendment, and
spoke of the efforts of Roman Catholic
missionaries at the Blackfee- agency.
These ginsi people, he said, had uppliedto
those philanthropic ladies, tie Misses
Drexel, of Philadelphia, and had obtained
lao.noo. which they had expended in a
school building recently completed. These
men were now to lie told not only that
there was to be a government school put
on that reservation in competition with
them, but that they were to hae no con
tract whatever for the edn ation of
the Indiaas, as had been plainly implied
in the correspondence between the com
missioner of Indian affairs and the per
sons in authority in the enterpri e.
Policy of the Administration.
In advocating an amendment to strike
out items aggregating 20, n00 for educat
ing Indians at St. Joseph's school, Renssa
laer, Ind., and the Holy Family school,
Blackfeet agency, Mout., Dawes said the
object was to keep the appropria ion lown
to the amount now in the hill ,-ts far as
possible. He referred to the controversy
when the present management f the In
dian bureau came in, brought ah -tit by
the inquiry made by other deno ninations
as to the discrepancy between the amounts
spent on their institutions and the amount
spent on Roman Catholic schools. The
present bireau favored divorcing the gov
ernment from parochial schools but had
found that this waa not feasible. The com
mittee had thought it best not to enlarge
the connection of the government with
Association of Chnrrh and Mate.
Reagan and George argued against the
association of churcL and stats, and in
reply Davis said that this was a very seri
ous business matter. .The government
bad a right to take advantage of the facil
ities which the pioneers of Christianity
offered to it. As to the association of
church and state it was only whtn the in
fluences of Christianity had been brought
to bear on the minds of the Ind ans that
they had made the least step towards
civilization. Call, a member of the com
mittee on appropriations, oppwed the
amendment and eulogized the work of the
Catholic church in the matter of Indian
education. The senate rejected the amend
ment. THE BEHRING SEA DIPLOMACY.
Senators Commend Blaine's Conrse
Decline to Talk Further.
Washington City, July 25. The publi
cation of the correspondence bet treen the
state department and the representative
of her majesty's government on the sub
ject of the Behring sea controversy did
not exnite so much interest in congress as
would have been aroused if ths matter
had not been held back so leng. The
members of the committee on foreign re
lations of the senate, in general, said that
the negotiations seemed to them to have
been conducted in an amicable s lirit, and
that Blaine's course througlout was
worthy of commendation. There was
nothing, they said, for congress to do in
the matter. The negotiations soemod to
be progressing satisfactorily at the pres
ent time. The Democratic members of
the committee joined with the fit publican
members in this general exprjssion of
President Adams' Statement.
That the public may see why 1 -laine ob
jected to Salisbury's quotation from Pres
ident Adams' communication tJ Russia
regarding jurisdiction in Behring sea, the
complete paragraph as written y Adams
ia given, what Salisbury left ont lielng put
in brackets. Mr. Adams wrote: "The
United States can admit no part of these
claims. Their right of navigat ion and
fishing is perfect, and has been in constant
exercise from the earliest times, (after the
peace of 1718, throughout the whole ex
tent or of the Southern ocean, subject only
to the ordinary exceptions and e (elusions
of the territorial jurisdictions, vhich, so
far as Russian rights are concerned, are
confined to certain islands north of the
fifty-fifth degree of latitude, and have no
existence on the continent of AmsricaJ."
Salisbury's Last Proposition.
The objection which Salisbury made In
reply to Blaine's suggestion that the Brit
ish government issue m proclamation
warning British vessels against entering
Behring sea during one season '?as that
there were grave constitutional difficul
ties which would preclude tht British
government from acceding except as part
a gfutKrtu acneme ol settlement, tha
Klrfiition, of which are that the whole
matter be left to arbitration; that pending
the award all interference with British
vessels shall cease, and that if the award
is averse to the contentions of th United
States, that government will cot ipensate
British subjects for the loss susti.iued by
compliance with the proposed proclama
tion. These conditions are declared indispensable.
National Bank Circulation.
Washington Citt, July 25. Sherman
laid before the senate Wednesday a letter j
from the comptroller of tha rurrency in
regard to the bill affecting national bank
circulation, recently reported to the sen
ate. The comptroller, after giving some
bank statistics and discussing the bill at
length, says in conclusion that congress
seems to have determined that the further
issue of bank notes is not desirable, and In
that event the burden of maintaining cir
culation, he thinks, should be removed
from these aitsociations, so that they may
more faithfully and satisfactorily serve
the people as banks of discount and de
posit. in which sphere they have never been
adversely criticised by any portion of the
The Doings in Congress.
Washington Citt, July 25. The house
spent yesterday wrangling over the amend
ments to the bankruptcy bill. The "vol
untary bankruptcy" substitute was re
jected 74 to 125 and the Torrey bilL with
unimportant amendments, passed 117 to
W. In the senate the Indian appropriation
bill was finally passed, most of the day
being spent in the discussion of the ques
tion of denominational Indian schools.
Bills were introduced: to incorporate the
American National association oX th Red
Cross (the Red Cross society); providing
for free silver coinage, the dollar to con
sist of 412.5 grains of silver; to pay Dr.
Mary Walker $10,000 for her services, suf
ferings, and expenditures as assistant sur
geon of the army during the rebellion.
Not a Strict Party Vote.
Washington City, July 25. The vote
in the house yesterday oa the passage of
the Torrey bankruptcy bill was not a strict
party one. The majority of the affirma
tivj votes was composed of Republicans,
and the majority of negatives of Demo
crats, but several prominent Republicans
voted nay, among them Allen of Michigan,
Canuon, Cheadle, Dolliver, Funston,
Gest, LaFollette, Smith of Illinois, and
I 'ay son.
Of Interest to Publishers.
Washington Citt, July 25. Attorney
General Miller has decided that The Pen-'
man's Journal, published in Xew York
city, was not unmailable as a second-class
publication because it printed upon the
wrappers of its sample copies an instruc
tion to postmasters that "if not called for
by the party to whom addressed postmas
ters please deliver to some local teacher."
The attorney general holds that this su
perscription is fully warranted by the
Raum To Be Investigated.
Washington Citt, July 25. A modi
fied report has Iven agreed to by the house
rules committee ou the proposal to inves
tigate the charws made by Cooper of In
diana against Pension Commissioner
Raum. A select committee of five is pro
vided for, which shall make an inquiry
into the truth of the charges, with full
An Ion an Confirmed.
Washington Citt, July 25. The senate
in secret session yesterday confirmed E.
P. Seeds, of Iowa, as associate justice ol
the supreme court of New Mexico.
The National Ball Game.
CriU'AGO.July 25. The scores on tbedia
mond yesterday were as follows: League:
Pittsburg-Boston game postponed wet
ground; At Cincinnati Xew York 5,
Cincinnati 7; batteries Rnsie and Buck
ley, Hliines and Harrington. Cleveland
Philadelphia game postponed wet
grounds. At Chicage--Chicago 4 Brook
lyn 8, batteries I.uby, Kittreoge and
Stein, and Caruthers and Daly.
Brotherhood: At Buffalo Buffalo 1,
Brooklyn 2; batteries Haddock and Mack,
Sowders and Cook. Pittsburg-Boston,
and Cleveland New lork games post
ponedwet grounds. At Chicago Chi
cago 2, Philadelphia 5; batteries Baldwin
and Farrell, 11 usted and Hallman.
Western : At Kansas City Milwaukee
0. Kansas City 5 ; at Omaha St. Paul 3.
Omaha 4 ; at iA-nver Des Moines 0, Den
ver 3; at Sioux City Minneapolis 7,
Smoux City 4.
Hie Detroit Trotting Races.
Detroit, Mich , July 25. Fifteen thous
and spectators witnessed the races at the
Driving park yesterday. The unfinished
race for (10,000 was completed, Walter B.
takinc the necessary three heats, his best
time lieing 2:1s1 The 2;16 trot was won
by Alfred S ; best time 2:18V. Sunol
trotted a half mile in 1:02'. The 4 year-
old trot was unfinished, Margaret S. and
Allerton haxing a heat apiece in 2:18V
and 2:lti'-4'- The free-for-all pace was also
unfinished, Adonis taking the only heat in
The Itnluth Keg-atta.
Di li th, July25. The Siren, of Duluth,
won the 20-mile yacht race yesterday, and
the remainder of the day waa devoted to
rowing races. The senior fours waa won
by the Lnrline club, time 10:00. John T.
Corbet t, of the Iroquois club of Chisago,
won the senior singles in 11:61. The senior
doubles was captured by the Minnesota
club. Cor 1 tt also won the V mile dash
for single sculls in 1:19, aud the senior
four oars weut to the Lurliue club in 1:44.
The Odd Fellows at Chicago.
Chicago, July 25. The city of Chicago
has given countenance to the approach
ing Oild Fellows demonstration by declar
ing Thursday, Aug. 7, a half-holiday.
and requesting business men to close
their places and citizens generally to dec
orate their houses on the occasi on of the
big parade. There has never before been
so general a cut In rates to Chicago as
will be made for this occasion.
GUSHiNG 3QV. GORDON.
Ilia Boycott Idea Gets Mighty Little
Mobile, Ala., July 25. The chamber of
commerce yesterday adopted a reply to
the Atlanta boycott proposition. The
chamber declared that it had no sympathy
with the suggestion. It opposes the force
bill, but relies upon friendly political and
commercial relations wtili the people of
the north and east to prfient its passage.
and should it become a law the people of
Mobile will oliey its provisions and appeal
to the enlightened sentiment of the coun
try for its repeal.
No Boycott for Montgomery.
Montgomery, Ala., July 25. At a large
ly attended meeting of the Montgomery
Industrial and Commercial association
yesterday resolutions were adopted pro
testing against the force bilL A resolu
tion was also adopted stating that the I
sociation is opposed to and will in ne
event lend its aid to any nieasura looking
to a boycott of northern or western mar
Birmingham Business Men.
Birmingham, Ala., July 2ft. The Age-
Herald made a canvass of the business
men of this city yesterday for expressions
of opinion on the Atlanta nronosition to
boycott the north in the event of the pas
sage of the federal election bilL Only one
man, a real estate agent, favored tha Idea,
All say it is foolish, and many denounce it
as wicked. 1 he feeling In Birmingham ia
one of indignation that such a movement
should be proposed.
A Soother Protest,
Atlanta, Ga., iJy 25. A public meet
ing was held at the chamber of commerce
here Thursday, at which resolutions pro
testing against the passage of tha federal
election bill were passed. The resolutions
ignored the proposed boycott against
So Boycott at Bavanaah.
Savannah, Ga., July 25. There la no
sentiment in this city, so far as can be as
certained, in favor of the scheme indorsed
by Governor Gordon to boycott the busi
ness men of the north in the event of the
passage of the force bilL
A DYSPEPTIC BET.
Marcus Mayer Wins Twenty
Four Big Feeds,
A.T A COST OP $30 EACH C0VEE,
The Total Outlay Aggregatlne; Over 17,
OO Conditions of the Novel Wager
and How It Waa Won Gladstone Not
Opposing the Heligoland BUI A Com
pliment to Saliabnry Kngllsh Papers
on the Behring Sea Controversy For
London, July 25. Marcus Mayer, an
American amusement manager, early in
this month, while in the city of San Fran
jisco, made a bet with James Williamson,
a wealthy Australian, and twenty three
other gentlemen, that he could leave San
Francisco on July 7 and dine in Paris
July 24. The conditions of the bet are as
follows: Leaving San Francisco a fort
night before Mayer, Williamson and his
iwenty-three friends were to assemble
resterday in a private room in the Cafe
Anglais in Paris. The cost of the dinner
waa to be at the rate 6f t30
a cover, and there were to be twenty-five
covers, one held in reserve for Mayer.
Mayer was to appear at the Cafe Anglais
before midnight and take tha place re
served for him. Should he do this Will
iamson waa to pay for that particular din
ner and on following days the twenty
three other bettors would in turn foot an
equivalent bill, if Mayer failed he waa
to foot the bills for the whole twenty-four
dinners, the total expense of which would
Mayer Has Time to Spare,
Mayer arrived in this city yesterday at
10:20 a. m., and by taking the club train at
3:20 p. m. he would have arrived in Paris
at 11 p. m. and won the bet, but William
son who arrived here two weeks or more
ago agreed to consider the wager lost.
Williamson has been at the Savoy hotel
waiting for Mayer's arrival. Mayer left
San Francisco July 9, on the Central Pa
cific railway. He arrived at Ogden July
11, at 8 a. m. At Evanston, in Wyoming,
a snow shed had burned and the train was
delayed. He took a special train on the
Union Pacific and arrived in Council
Bluffs July 19, at 5 a. m., having done 958
miles in twenty-six hours. He arrived in
Chicago on the 13th, at 2:30 p. m., and in
New York on the 16th.
The Trip Across the Atlantic.
The same evening he took the City of
Xew York for Liverpool. The steamer
made the trip in six flays and ten hours.
making the run on a southerly course, the
distance being 2,911 miles instead of 2,7d0,
the usual course, the nrst dinner was
given at the Cafe Royal last evening. Of
the twenty-four who sat down to this din
ner, which was eaten after the theatre
was closed, were, besides Mayer and Will
iamson, Xat Goodwin, W. A. Mestayer,
Joseph Reynolds of the Fifth Avenue
Theatre, C. J. Abud and George Edwardes
of the Gaiety Theatre, Captain George F.
Basaford of the Haymarket, Vice-Consul
O. R. Johnson and others.
Williamson "Pays the Freight.
Williamson raid the bill with good
grace. To-night the dinner will lie at the
Criterion and next day the party will
have a dinner on the train deluxe for
Paris. In Paris the party will not confine
themselves to the Cafe Anglais, but will
dine where they please at Williamson's
expense until the contract expires.
GLADSTONE AND HELIGOLAND.
The G. O. M. Approves the Deal with
London, July 25. In the house of com
mons last night Ferguson, under foreign
secretary, in moving the ratification of the
cession of Heligoland, declared that Eng
land bad obtained an ample equivalent
for the island. Heligoland was, in fact,
useless to England. Gladstone supported
the government's motion, and paid a trib
ute to IiOrd Salisbury for effecting the
agreement with Germany, which, he said,
was conceived in a spirit of regard for the
best interests of England.
Some Little Objection, However.
He blamed the government, however,
for not having first secured an agreement
with France in regard to her claims in
Zanzibar, but it was difficult to comment
on this occasion without causing embar
rassment to the government, which he de
sired to avoid. He thought it a matter of
regret that the offices of prime minister
and minister of foreign affairs should
ever be combined in one person, as the
two together required what was beyond
the possibilities of the human brain, un
less the incumbent possessed the powers
of a Napoleon or a Cromwell. He would
not vote against the bill.
Refused to Order "Clotnre."
After further debate Smith, the govern
ment leader, moved "cloture." The
speaker refused to order the dekite closed
on so important a question without allow
ing the amplest discussion. The speaker's
ruling was greatly applauded by the Lib
erals. The house then adjourned.
Mighty Free With Ills Wife's Canti.
Munich, July 25 The prince regent
has repeatedly refused to look upon the
marriage of Count Pappenheim to Miss
Wheeler, of Philadelphia, other than as
an illegitimate alliance. Therefore the
count has ceded his hereditary rights to
his younger brother Louis though he has
contracted to pay off the mortgages upon
the family property now under public ad
ministration by annually contributing
CO 1,000 marks from his wife's dowry.
. Rather Rough on Salisbury.
London, July 2f. The Chronicle says:
Mr. Blaine proves abler in controversy
than Lord Salisbury, though he has Hie
worst case to defend. The representatives
of England seem mere babies" in Blaine's
hands. It is obvious that Lord Salisbury
at an early stage lost his temper and in
sulted Mr. Blaine by declaring that he
was conducting the negotiations in the in
terests of a party, and not of a country.
Thinks Blaine Ia Petulant.
London, July 25 The Daily Telegraph
regrets the asperity of Secretary Blaine's
tone in the Behring sea negotiations.
England is strong enough to be calm and
courteous, and is sufficiently fond of peace
to disregard Mr. Blaine's petulance.
Rev. Downs Heard from Again.
Boston, July 25. The Herald says that
counsel for the Rev. W. W. Downs has
brought suit in the supreme court
against Joseph Story and others to re
cover (50,000 damages for an alleged con
spiracy to convict Mr. Downs of adultery.
A part of the evidence was shown to the
porter, and he rays that it is of a most
startling and sensational character, and
that none of it has been published.
Tba Strikers Get Everything.
Xew York, July 25. The cloak opera
tors' strike is settled. The manufacturers
have agreed to everything demanded by
Some years ago we were very much
f abject to severe spells of cholera morbus;
and now when we feel any of the symp
tom that usually proceed that ailment,
inch aa aickneaa at the stomach, diar
rhea, etc., we become scary. We have
found Chamberlain ' Remedy the very
thing to straighten one oat in such cases,
and always keep It about. It is some
what similar to the usual cholera cares,
bat seems to contain ingredients that ren
der it more pleasant to take, and that do
their work more quickly. Sheriff Dever
euz tells us that be is subject to cholera
morbus, and recently felt a spell coming
on, when be obtained a bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy and two doses made him all
right. We are not writing this for pay
testimonial, bat to let oar readers know
what is a good tbinsr to keep in the
house. Troy, (Kan.) Chief.
For sale by Hartz & Bahnien.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVEK 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, DAVhNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
Shot Himself Thrnngh the Hrad.
Kalamazoo, Mich., July S.V R. D. Me
Key, bo ha been Mp rintt-miina a fatm
lu Dakota for his brother. .1. P. McKer,
who is cashier of the First Xaiional bank
at Titrve, Rivers, committed nik-ide Thura
div. He went to his room at l.:s brother's
iiotise, where he had been stopping for
some time, and shot himself in the head,
death resulting almost instantly. He had
b.-en noticed as being in a despondent
m-Hxl for a few days. He was about 43
years of ate, and unmarried.
Il Was a Costly Wsihont.
r.EKVEU Colo., July 25 The wasiiont
on the Colorado (Vntral railroad is the
most disastrous in the history of the road."
The officials cannot as yet st.tte the
amount of damage doue, but it will reach
about tti-,00. Twenty miles of track
were wahd away.
CH'Coo, July 24.
On the bnar.l of trade toila? quotatio n
were as follows; Wheat -No. Aux-ust,
onene.1 S"V closed : September, opene
Vc closed llc: Dectunbrr, opentxi f-'Hc,
closed KJ-v4o. Corn-No. 2 May. opened siic,
rinsed 4 ic; Aniens , oKned ac, closed
September. oued 3W V. clowed :vc.
KM o. z July. o-ne : I'r. com13:Ho;
S piimler, o. eued Sc. ilnrl ift-'jc; May.
o n-i.ed . 3r close i l&htC. IVt- July, ornrd
$11. 5,ikMt ill. Auir,:(. oiicnej fill.'.),
CHWed K. tk'pterub.--, oNi.-d and
cloned (10.31. l.ar.1 July, opeae I f-ViSl, closed
Live sloe k Union stock Tar Is price : Hog
Market opened fairly actirc at yesterday
pi lees, later mixed and heavy lots ic lower;
liKht grades, ..; t3W n-ucu l acking.
t3&A3.&V mixed lots. AT(i:i.- bearyiack
tUR and shipping lot. ! ;.",; 3 ".
l"roluce: Hnller-KineM creameries
184 pr: tbiest danc. U.'.li: packing,
stock, -Titr. Kirir Strictly lr-.-sii. 1J U'ic
per dor- lnltr - Chirke-it, hens iili"c
per roo tore, jc: turkey-,, mixed lots, !..;
sprinu ducks, r.tlU .c-. in. ), tt per
dox. 'otatoea-Trnn.-snea lloe, (ill (r
Mil. Applm Fair to choir. :i.ir.(lt pr ih'.
!trawberrics-Mukelron,5'ic.tl. rUc.ne choice,
(lul.-W per W-qt r&M. K lap wrrifj -H a" v
ja.li.5u per rae;reJ l.TSiOI per ill
tit ca-w. HlacktK.rnes-j-.50ii.,, per x-j.
Nbw York, July 24.
Wheat No. S red winter, VTc cash; do
July, KiC: do August. D'Afcc: do Septemlier.
floats:; do Itocember. 74r Corn No. 1 mixed
caU. 454c: do July. 4,t.-: do August, sti'Wr;
do September, 46,c; do October. 474c (u
lull: No. 3 mixed cash, 4ac; do July,
4llr; do Anoint, do .S- pteuib.-r. &Vc
Kye-Quiet; linn; western, 4 oHc; Caua
dian, 5tV; state, 5M.jA.ic. Barley -1 irm but
quiet: 7.V. I'ork-Mcaiy and linn: mesa,
l.l13.5. Lard -Steady; cash, Sd.uoia.ttit,.
livestock. Cattle Market weak: no trad
ing in beeves: dressed beef, steady: natira
sides, eVjfaTc r t. She p and lambs. -Market
dull at fu ly su-U ned price-; fheep, $4.;
ta&Jtt ts lamue, A"u llutfs Mar
k. Bleady; live hogs, ft.0J.44 t l'-
Hay rplaad prairie. t OS
ay Timamy-rr SO&$ .S0.
Bay WUO, 1,10.03.
Oast Sort 11a
Cord WooaSS 6C4.ro.
A eream of tartar biking powder. Highest of
all In leaTenlng itrenzUi. V. J. OiHniui j?-.
port Aug. IT, 1SS8
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
CARSE & CO,
Children, all noted for fit, wear,
2011 Fourth Avenue. Dealer In
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
m:. e. murrin,
T- 1 , '
Choice Family Groceries
A first els , o C'r' Tbif1 Te"Ue TWenl J'8"1 Sl
patnVjg k f 0roCrit tbt WUI - P-- A soar, of pnblic
.1. T. D IX O N,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
Dealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
Vl , TSHT DESCRIPTION.
Tk.h,ebMI,rico..dfwrowUfMTkln(i. Wmtrada.aeUorbayanrtMuK. "
- No. 16U 8econd Avpdih
Has opened his New and Spacious
SAMPLE ROOM "
No. 1690 to 1626 Third avenue, '
where he would be pleased to see hi. fnVnrfa
F. OT. HERLITZKil.
BOOTS AND SHOES
Mad, la thslaust style. Alao repairing done with atne. aad dispatch. '
Practical Tile and Brick 7alt Layer.
Reaedence 819 Twenty-flm St. Yard near St. Paul Depot,
Rock Island, 10.
comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
1706 Second Avenue.
Half and 'alf.v the