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THE HOOK ISLAND ARGUS, THUBSD AY, AUG-., -2c, 1890.
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Th0HSDT. APQD8T 28. 1800.
For United State Senator Johm M. Palm.
For Ststs Tiessurer Edward 8. Wilson.
For Supt. of Public Instruction.. ..HttntT Kaab.
iih. t Joan Hrtaht.
For TrDiteea Illinois f Jj. W. Graham.
Iniveraity, ) ....Richard D. Uokuk.
For Congress Ban T. Cauls
For State Senator R. H Hihhan
For Representatives' fJ
For County Jndse
For County Clerk Chaklhs Crsctt
KorSherlil C D. Go anon
For Treannrer Gso. B. Biowkib
ForCounty Supt. of Scbsols.Cna. B MiRiuiLL
By the way what has become of "One
Who Knows" anyway? Is there one who
Mb. Gkst victimized out of a portion
of his earnings! Mr. Geat endeavored to
victimize some one else out of money he
Gov. Fifer has his eye on the senate.
Somebody should tap him on the shoulder
and tell him to fix his eye on something
he can see a little plainer.
If the time ever comes when the Arqcs
should need outside assistance to meet its
obligations, we can assure the Union it
will never subsidize itself as that paper
Come: home, Mr. Gest, and do your
wood sawing out here. The work is too
hard on your constitution in that climate
You show signs of fatigue and it makes
us weary to look at you.
The republicans, or rather those who
are opposing Mr. Cable, cannot get over
the idea that the gentleman is placed be
yond want. If it were otherwise we
would be told that they didn't want a
Insect fellows were fond of poking fun
at Cleveland because he was big. The
same class of Lilliputians here are finding
fault with Cable because he ts little. This
is what the Union would call shifting
A Joslin correspondent wants to know
the difference between reciprocity and
free trade. He is respectfully referred to
one James G. Blaine, a gentleman at
Washington who is engaged in the prac
tice of hedging.
It is said that Senator Farwell's health
will not permit him to again become a
candidate for the United States senate.
In view of Palmer's rpid strides to fill
the place now occupied by Farwell. one
excuse would seem as good as another.
What eon Mr. Gest do with all the
wood he sans in Washington? Does he
bury it under the ground? lie must hide
it somewhere, as none of it can eyer be
seen. Perhaps he uses it up as be goes
along, or gets used up in the exertion.
The Union intimates that Mr. Cable
kindly assists in liquidating a portion of
the Allocs' weekly pay roll. Well, here
is atiolher proof of his generosity, which
that paper has been so actively disputing.
The Union stands convicted out of its own
JIk, Cable's enemies any be is a small
sized man. Let's see. There was a little
gentleman that came from the island of
Corsica who ruade it very uncomfortable
for all the kings and emperors of Europe.
Tou must recollect hearing something of
him. He died at St. Helena.
The Union says that Mr. Gest Is se
renely staying at Washington sawing
wood for his constituents. Now, if Mr.
Gest would drop bis serenity at the na
tional capital and do some hustling, the
people out this way would not have so
much to say against him. He is too se
"Who steals my purse steals trash, hut
who filches from me my good name,
takelh from me that which enricheth not
him, and makes me poor indeed." The
maligners of Mr. Cable should commit
the above to memory, if they have not
already done so. It might serve an aid
in moral improvement.
Doctor Georoe A. Wilson, of Peoria,
has been nominated for congress by tbe
democrats of that district the Tenth as
against Phillip S. Post, republican. The
enemies of Post in his own part) and in
his own district.are numerous, but the re
publicans are like a petit jury, the Al
mighty himself never knows what its
members will do.
Well now, here's a fact that was not
known before. The republicans have
got the matter all fixed up as to the man
to succeed Farwell, and as the latter gen
tleman says bis successor should come
from Chicago and not from Bloomington,
why half the trouble is over already. The
other half will be found in watching the
plain sailing of General Palmer.
"Billy" Mason expected to discuss
issues with General Palmer, if he had got
a chance, by calling the latter names.
When addressed respectfully the other
day by a brother congressman, he an
swered, "What do you mean you blank
ety. blank old blank?" except that the
words were somewhat stronger. This is
a sample of Billy's agumentative powers.
Mr. Cable is accused of going to Mas
comb "dressed in a coarse flannel shirt,
shabby auit of clothes and an old black
bat." The angels themselves couldn't
please some people. Because Mr. Cable
appeared in an ordinary suit he is cen
sured; if he bad appeared in a better suit
all manner of accusations would haye
been made against him. He would then
have been a dude, and proud and aristo
cratic and the Lord only knows what.
LIKE OLD TIMES.
The House Enjoys a -Characteristic
TWO MEMBERS ABE GIVEN THE LIE,
And in One Cn.e a Rougii-and-Tumble
Fight la Barely Averted Cannon Fire
the Shot That Starts the Unpleasant
neaa and the Statesmen Have a High
Old Time Secretary Tracy Makes
Some Robust Remarks Regarding Kit
tery Navy Yard Official Notes.
Washington City, Aug. 2S. It was
like old times in the house yesterday. The
sircus was started by the opponents
( the lard bill, who begau fili
bustering as soon as the clerk begun read
log the journal. The first move was to
insist that the journal be read in full,
and this, with all the roll-calls, etc., con
sumed more than an hour. It was not,
however, until near adjournment that the
vote on approval was dually put and car
ried. Cannon's resolutiou naming mem
bers who left the house to uvoid voting or
'jeing counted in it quorum came up in
the meantime, and Turner of Ncv York
made a loni; speech with no other object
lu view except to kill time, ami was fol
lowed by MeAdoo of Kew Jersey with a
similar speech, aimed at Canuou, whose
love for the farmer was ridiculed.
Cannon Makes a Shady Remark.
An expression used by Cannon iu his re
ply was interpreted by the house as vul
gar, and was received with some applause,
but there was iustautly great confusion
and disorder iu the hall. MeAdoo sViout
ed out that he wanted the 'words to go
upon the record as a specimen of Cannon's
vulgarity. Caruth of Kentucky suggested
the propriety of clearing the galleries of
ladies, while Kuloe was clamoring for rec
ognition on a question ot order. MeAdoo
shouted out to Cannon: "If you can afford
to let that go on the record as a specimen
of your stable jockey wit. I can afford to
leave it there. I cannot indulge in black
guardism with you. You ought to argue
with a stable-jockey. That is your size."
The Objectionable Remark Withdrawn.
Finally Kuloe was recognized on his
point of order, and demanded that the
words be taken down.
Cannon Oh, if that annoys the gentle
man I will withdraw it.
After a brief discussion the speaker
overruled the point of order on the ground
that Euloe's proper course would have
been to call the centleman to order, and
not to raise a point of order. Kuloe ap
pealed from the decision, and the clerk
proceeded to call the roll on sustaining
the decision of the speaker.
Came Near Having a Scrap.
During the roll-call Mason, coming
down the aisle near which Cannon was
sitting, declared that if Cannon's family
were in the gallery he would not have ut
tered the words he had. His (Mason's)
family were in tho gallery, and he would
not sit tamely by and hear them insulted.
Some gentlemen in the vicinity say that
the lie was passed; but before anything
more serious occurred the storm broke
out in another quarter.
Wilson of Washington, taking occasion
to defend Cannon's action, aroused the
Ire of Beckwith of New Jersey. Hot words
were exchanged, the lie was given, and a
blow was passed. Friends seized both
men and finally quieted them.
Knloe's Pertinent Suggest Inn.
Enloe suggested that the house should
adopt the Londou prize-ring rules. It was
many minutes before order was restored,
and it required a vigorous wielding of the
speaker's gavel before the clerk could pro
ceed with the roll-cail. The decision of
the chair was sustained. Cannon made a
long explanation to show that his re
mark had not been ruailo in a vulgar
sense, and that the vulgar construction
put upon it was forced and unnatural.
He then made an elaborate argumeut in
favor of the passage of the lard bill. He
said the bill was in such a position that
unless it was laid aside by unanimous
consent no other business could be taken
up, and so far as he was concerned no
other business should be done until this
bill hud been killed or passed by the
MeAdoo Not Satisfied.
MeAdoo was given two minntes in
which to reply to Cannon. He said that
the gentleman's explanation was in
genious and not ingenuous, and that he
had not purged himself of his vulgarity.
Cannon said that be could add nothing to
what he had said. He had disclaimed any
intention to use vulgar language. The
row ended here, and a resolution was
adopted providing for the arrest of ab
sentees who are in the city, the notifica
tion of others to present themselves at
once, and the withdrawal of all leaves of
Striking at a f'ongresionul Privilege.
Washington City, Aug. 28. Cutcheon
of Michigan introduced iu. tho house yes
terday a bill to amend the revised statutes
relative to the appointment of cadets at
West Point Military academy. It vents
the appointing power entirely with the
president, instead of with congressmen as
TRACY ANSWERS SOME QUESTIONS.
The Secretary Gives the House Informa
tion as to Klttery Navy Yard.
Washington City, Aug. 28. The secre
tary of the navy sent to the house yester
day a reply to the house resolution
adopted Aug. 5, directing him to inform
the house of the necessity of increasing
the force employed at the Kittery. navy
yard, near Portsmouth, X. II., as ordered
by the department; whether the interests
of the public service require the recon
struction of the buildings there destroyed
by fire, etc. The secretary says that the
Increase in the force is made to perform
work specifically ordered by congress;
work that could not be done previous to
July 1 because there was no appropria
tion; work that is necessary, and that the
exigencies of the climate would not per
mit to be delayed until the middle of Sep
Political Aspect of the Query.
As to the question which was the pith
of the resolutions, and the cause of their
adoption whether the contemplated em
ployment of an increased force at this
yard at this time is or Is not Intended to
affect the approaching congressional elec
tions in Maine, rather than to subserve
the public interests the secretary aays
that this in direct terms asks the head of
an executive department whether be baa
or has not been guilty of a gross abuse of
power in public administration, and re
plies as follow: "I deem it proper, in
terms equally direct, to deny that the con-
Mtnplated employment of such increaaed
t'orce at this navy yard is intended to af
fect the approaching election in Maine
rather than to subserve the public inter
ests, or that any increase of force at any
time has been or will be made by the navy
department, under its present ad minis-
tion, for the purpose . of influencing an
approaching election, or for the purpose
of electing or defeating any particular
No Postponement on Account of Politic.
"And I have the honor to add that the
navy department, while pursuing steadily
this policy, does not propose that the
progress of public work directed by law,
and by law committed to its charge, shall
be interrupted or postponed by the occur
rence of an election, or that it shall be de
terred from the performance of whatt it
believes to be its duty by any fear that
unjust and unfounded suspicions may call
In question the motives of its action."
WHERE ARE THOSE-INDIANS?
A Few Thousand Which Draw Rations
but Do Not Exist. '
WashincTton City, Aug. 28. Recently
the Indian office received the first report
from A. T. I. vho ieugaM44 t laktaSj
the ceuaus of thi members ot the Sioux
tribes in the Dakotas. He has completed
(be enumeration of the . Indians in the
Rosebud agency in South Dakota, and
finds that there ai e 5,16i men, women and
child reu located there. As the Indian
office has been for the last few years dis
tributing rations t.t the agency there on
the basis of a population of about 7,500,
the inquiry arose s to what had become
of the odd 2,300 Indians.
How Is Tr Is, Mr. Wright?
This query was put to Indian Agent
Wright, who had reported each quarter
the number of Indians ou the reservation,
and in reply he saitt that he would bim
take a census. This was done, and as a
result he reported that he found only
about 125 more Int ians than Mr. Lea bad
found. He thereu aou accounted for the
discrepancy between his original figures
and those of Mr. L;a by stating that ow
ing to the epidemic which prevailed
among the Indians last year, and the
prevalence of the measles and small-pox
among the children, the numbers had de
creased. Won't Do by Any Means.
Indian Commissioner Morgan looked
over the report of the agency physician
for the year ended June 30, 1890, and
found nineteen deaths reported and noth
ing said of an epidemic. He thereupon
reached the cone usion that Agent
Wright'sexplanatioL was hardly adequate
to account for a n ortality which had
swept out of existent e 30 per cent, of the
Indians on the Kosebud agency.
A Hunt for the Missing Ones.
Secretary Noble concurred in this view,
and an order has been issued directing that
an investigation be made of the affairs of
the Rosebud agency, with the view of
ascertaining the present location of the
2 TOO Indians who hate disappeared since
Agent Wright's last report aud the tak
ing of the census which has just been
Synopsis of Congressional Doings.
Washington City, Aug. 28. In the
senate yesterday Plumb's resolution to
prohibit the sale of liquor in the senate
wing was discussed i.nd finally referred
to the committee on rt:les. The tariff bill
was then taken up and some progress was
made with it. A number of amendments
offered by Democrats were rejected. The
tobacco schedule was completed and left
without change. In agricultural products
the duty on sheep oierlyear old was
made fl.50 per head; under 1 year 75 cents.
So other change was made up to rice;
which was before the .senate at adjourn
ment. In the house filibustering against the
lard bill was continue. There was a
scene occasioned by a remark made by
Cannon, which was interpreted by the
house as vulgar; and in a personal contro
versy during its discus? ion Beckwith of
New Jersey struck Wilson of Washing
ton. Quiet was restorsd. Cannon dis
claimed the vulgar construction put upon
his remark. The house adopted a resolu
tion directing the sergeunt-at-arms to ar
rest absentees, and revolting leaves of ab
sence except those grunted for illness, and
The Teneiuelan Claims.
Washington City, Au$. 28. The Vene
zuelan claims commission which has been
in session for some months in this city
completed its labors Tuesday and will
formally adjourn sine dia next Tuesday.
The work of this comm ssion has been
principally to review tlie work of the
mixed commission which sat at Caracas
in 18 to adjudicate the claims of citizens
of the United States. Tha total amount
of awards is 1930,000, and the number of
claims allowed is thirteen. It is expected
that the result will be satisfactory to Ven
ezuela and that she will promptly liqui
date the claims.
Purchase ot Silver Bullion,
Washington- City, Aug. 28. The direc
tor of the mint yesterday purchased 573 -009
ounces of silver bullion at the follow
ing prices: One hundred end thirty-eight
thousand ounces at $1 19; 115,000 at
1.1925, and 3J5,000 at II i25. The to
tal amount offered was 1,911,000 ounces.
Thus for this month the director has pur
chased more than 3.300,1 X) ounces. He
said yesterday afternoon t hat he would
continue to buy until the q lota of 4,500,
OOii ounces was exhausted.
Farwell Bid the Senate Farewell.
Washington- City, Aug. 28. Senator
Farwell left for home yesterday morning.
At his hotel the statement was made that
he indicated before leaving that he did
not expect to ever return, at. least in the
capacity of senator.
"He is not to come back to the short
session then?" was asked.
"No." was the reply. "He does not ex
pect to ever come back as senator."
For the Heneflfcor the Kot.ch Estate.
Washington City, Aug. Si Ketchum
of New York introduced in the bouse yes
terday a bill for the relief of the estate of
John Koacb. The bill appropriates 1150,
000 in payment for the use an I occupancy
of his ship-yards and plants by the gov
ernment ut Chester, Pa,, during the de
lay in the completion by the government
of the cruisers Atlanta, Boston and Chi
cago. ABBREVIATED TELEG 3AMS.
A case of cholera has appeared in the
suburbs of Madrid.
Twenty thousand persons at '.ended the
Creston, la., Itlue Grass exposition
The legislature of Oklahoma met
Wednesday and perfected a preliminary
A terrible storm swept over the Adriatic
sea Wednesday, destroyihg many lives
and much property.
One thousand families wer.j rendered
homeless by the fire at Tokay, Hungary,
and five persons were killed.
The James, or Dakota, river in South
Dakota is reported to be dry it gup and
farmers in that section are in despair.
Potter, Ivell & Co., bankers and
brokers at Boston, are reported iu finan
cial deep water, with heavy lialilities.
A storm swept over Long Isla id sound
Wednesday wrecking many small bouts
and coasting vessels. No loss of life is re
ported. In a collision at Boston Wednesday be
tween an electric street car and a steam
road roller five lady passengers were bad
The trial trip of the new cru iser San
Francisco Wednesday was entirely suc
cessful. Her average speed was 117 knots
Manager McVicker, of Chicago, returned
from Saratoga Wednesday and announced
his intention of at once beginning the erec
tion of a fine new theatre.
The Chippewa Falls, Wis., assembly K.
of L. has adopted resolutions cal ling on
congress to go to the support of ttie strik
ing knights on the Central road.
Lieut. Millot aud Baruti, Frenchmen,
fought a duel with swords near Bel fort,
France, Wednesday, and the for ner re
ceived a slash in the arm which will prob
ably prove fatal.
The seven aldermen of Biidofori, Me.,
were arrested Wednesday morning,
charged with neglecting to strike from the
voting lists the names of persona uot le
gally entitled to vote.
The balloon of the aeronaut liorletti
caught fire while he waa making an ascen
sion at Idralia, Italy, Wednesday, and he
was precipitated to the earth from n great
height, being instantly killed.
John L. Sullivan mode his first appear
ance on any stage Wednesday nig ht at
Bridgeport. Conn., in "Honest Hearts and
Willing Hands," and did well. He an
nounced that he had quit the prize 1 ing.
A well dressed old man leaped Iroma
moving express train near Philadelphia
Wednesday morning. His little flat gbter
leaped after him. The old man was killed
and the child seriously injured. From pa
pers found on the dead man's body it ap
peared his name was Stephen Beck, of St.
Clair county. Ills.
' FOR POLITICIANS.
Parties in Line for the Battle
THE WISCONSIN DEMOCRATS MEET.
reck Selected to Contest the Fight with
Hoard and a Distinct Awti-Bennett
Law Platform Adopted Ohio Demo
crats Put I'p Their Leader la tha Con
flict South Carolina Antl-Tilmanltes
Conclude to Bury the Hatchet Miscel
laneous Political News.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 28. The two
leading parties iu Wisconsin are now face
to face ou the issues to be fought out dur
ing the campaign, and the Democratic
party has taken pains to make the issue as
distinct and sharp as possible so far as
the Bennett law is concerned. The state
convention met here yesterday at the
Bijou Opera house, with full attendance
and abundance of enthusiasm. J. M.
Morrow was made permanent chairman
and ex-Secretary Vilas chairman of the
resolutions committee. In tha course of
his speech Morrow referred to ex-President
Cleveland and the mention of the
name raised a cheer that did not stop un
til the delegates were hoarse. This was
repeated at every mention of bis name.
Another feature was the applause that
greeted every blow at the Bdnnett law.
Down with the Bennett Law.
After the appointment of the usual
committees a recess was taken and upon
reassembling the resolutions committee
was ready to report. The Bennett law
plank was not the first in the document,
but in view of its importance in the cam
paign it is given in full below as a key
note: "The Democratic party created the
public school system of this state and will
always jealously guard and maintain it.
We denounce the Bennett law as unneces-
sary, unwise, unconstitutional. un-Amer
ican and uu-Democratic, and demand its
repeal." The other planks are orthodox
Democratic doctrine. The McKinley bill
is denounced; also the federal election bill,
while "the slavish support of the speaker
of the house" comes in for a blast. On
state affairs the platform promises econ
omy iu administration and opposes the
employment of children under 14 in fac
tories. Peck Nominated for Governor.
The platform was unanimously adopted.
Nominating speeches for governor were
then in order. After the various candi
dates were presented an informal ballot
was taken, after which the convention
took a recess until 8 p. m. After recess
the balloting was proceeded with, and
upon the sixth ballot George W. Peck,
present mayor of Milwaukee, was nomi
nated for governor. Charles Jones, of
Racine, was nominated on the first ballot
for lieutenant governor, and the conven
tion then adjourned for the day.
One nennett Law Man Present.
When the nominations for governor
were being made IL K Roethe, of Grant
county, made a brief but somewhat
unexpected speech, in which he said: "I
have lieen educated in a private school,
but as one and probably the only one in
this convention who is in favor of uphold
ing the principles of the Bennett law, I
second the nomination of John Winans."
The other names presented to the con
vention for governor were: Gabe Bouch,
of Winnebago, nominated by Gen. Bragg;
W. F. Bailey, of Kau Clmre, nominated
by T. F. Frawley; John Winans of Jeffer
son, nominated by K, B. Kirkland, and
Col. J. H. Kuight. of Ashland.
DEMOCRACY OF OHIO.
The Convention nets Through Its Work
with Promptness ami Enthusiasm.
SPKISGFIEI.D, O., Aug. 28. The Demo
cratic state convention which met here
yesterday was an enthusiastic body of
men. There were but three nominations
to make, and the delegates put in the ex
tra time cheering the remarks of the
speakers. Hon. Thaddeus E. Cromley, of
Pickaway county, was nominated for sec
retary of state, by acclamation, (teorge
B. Okey, of Franklin connty, and Arnold
Green, of Cuyahoga county, were placed
in nomination for judge of the supreme
court. The ballot resulted in favor of
Okey. Leopold Keifer was selected for
the board of pnblic works. While the
count was being made for the board of
public works Calvin S. Brice was called
for, and made a speech congratulating
the convention on the work done, and
prophecving Democratic success in the
fall of 1).
Declaration of Principles.
The platform adopted denounces the
preseut tariff and the McKinley bill, and
expresses sympathy with laboring men
and farmers. It further favors the tree
coinage of silver at its present ratio with
gold, favors liberal anil equitable pension
laws, ami denounces the Republican party
for not fulfilling its pledge to the soldiers.
A pure and free lmllt is advocated, but
the federal election bill opposed as "the
most dangerous aud revolutionary meas
ure ever devised to thwart the will of the
people and subvert the form of popular
The (ireenbackers lu Council.
Indianapolis, Aug. 28. In response to
a call for a convention, issued by George
O. Jones, about sixty delegates, repre
senting six or seven states, composed the
national convention of the Greenback
party which met here yesterday. Noth
ing of importance was done, and after
passing resolutions reaffirming previous
platforms of the party, aud declaring in
favor of the issue by the government of
greenbacks at the rate of tV per capita,
the convention adjourned Sine die.
At a mass meeting last night a new
party was formed. The plow was adopted
as the emblem of the new party. A call
was then issued to all labor organizations,
guilds, and granges to meet in convention
In Indianapolis - Sept. 23 and put a full
ticket in the field.
Concluded to Flop Together.
Columbia, S. C, Aug. 28. The straight
out Democratic state conference yesterday
adopted resolutions which, while con
demning the arbitrary action of the Till
manite majority in the recant state con
vention as unnncsjVary and illegal, and
justifying the secession of the straight
out minority, declare the continued su
premacy of the white race in control and
administration of the government a con
sideration of paramount importance, to
which the interests of individuals and fac
tions should be unhesitatingly subordi
nated. Nominate! for Congress.
Council Bluffs, la., Aug. 28. Demo
crats of the Ninth Iowa congressional dis
trict yesterday nominated Hon. Thomas
Bowman, of Council Bluffs, for congress
on the fifth ballot. Mr. Bowman ie pro
prietor of The Council Bluffs Globe.
Cedar Rapids, la., Aug. 28. John T.
Hamilton, of bhis city, was nominated for
congress on the first ballot by the Demo
cratic convention of the district yesterday.
DEs Moines, Ang. 28. J. J. Knssell re
ceived the nomination for congress by the
Tenth district Democratic congressional
The Farmers' Congress.
Omaha, Neb., Aug 28. The farmers'
congress yesterday listened to speeches on
silver from E. Rosewater, of The Omaha
Bee, and Josiah Weller, of Kansas; on
New England's condition by William
Freeman, of Maine, and on "Impondera
ble" by H. F. Work, of Indiana, and "Or
ganisation" by F. S. Peter, of Michigan.
Work Bailed into social eccentricities and
the tarff. Last night the congress voted
to meet in Missouri next year and changed
the date of meeting to the first Tuesday
after the 10th of November.
The population of Wichita, Kan., has
increased from 4.911 in 1830, to 88,735 In
The Grand Chief Comes Back
THAT ALLEGED CASE OF D0D0IN0.
Another Torsion of tha Matter The
Master Workman Called a Willful Liar
Some Cauatlo Recrimination Matters
OrowluK Worse at tha Chicago End of
the Strike Belt Lake Shore Meu Quit
Powderly Gives Barry a Blast.
New Yokk, Aug. 28. P. M. Arthur,
chief engineer of the Brotherhood of Lo
comotive Engineers, has written tha fol
lowing letter to an engineer on the Third
Avenue Elevated railroad in response to a
letter on the subject of the New York Cen
tral strike. This is the first written ut
terance of Arthur which fully defines his
position toward the Central strikers and
the Knights of Labor. The letter is ad
dressed to H. H. Hoi man:
Dear Sir and Brother: Your letter of
the 23d inst. with Mr. Powderly's letter and
other clipptnjs from the New York papers la
closed, is received and contents carefully
perused. Iu reply will say that I have not re
ceived any letter from Mr. Powderly. He
claims to have written rue a private letter on
the trouble and wants tue to define my I osi
tiWu if he considers Lis letter that appeared
in the newspapers a private one, I don't, nor
will I answer IctUrs ttiat reach me in that
That Telegram from Powderly.
It is nnnecessiry for Mr. Powderly or any
one el-e to ask me to define the position of
tlie B. of L. E. In the present trouble on the
New York Central and Hudson River rail
road. The policy of the brotherhood is well
known to him and the public, as it has been
repeatedly explained from the public platform
aud published in the newspaper. He says
that "some time ao 1 telegraphed him mean
intt me that I would meet him in Cleveland.
When I arrived there 1 could not find him
high or low. 1 learned that the telegram had
been received by him, tut my efforts to locate
him were fruit le-a."
Arthur's Version of the Incident.
Now the facts in the case, as near as I can
remember, are these: Some four years afro I
receive 1 a telegram from Powderly requesting
me to meet him at the Union depot iu Cleve
land on the arrival of a certain train on the
Lake Shore rna-l. Owing to my absence from
tbe office I did not receive the message until
after the departure of tho train , and so in
formed him ty letter, adjrt-asiog it to him at
.Scranton. I do not believe he stopped over and
looked for me. If be bad, he wonlJ have had
no difficulty in rinding me at my office or at
my house, as I am xliyaya at the one or the
other when in Cleveland.
Nothing Non-Committal About This.
He tells a willful falsehood when he siys
other leaders bavo been unable to find me
when they tried to do so. Any man who tries
to find me when I am in Cleveland ran do so
with very little effort, and no man, whether a
leadeor a private in the ranks of labor, ever
came to my otlice that he was not treated
courteously. While I differ with men as to
the best method to be employed to secure cer
tain ends. 1 have always been liberal enough to
concede to every man tbe same rights and
privileges I ask for luyse f.
His Advice to the Knglneers.
When the present trouble on the New York
Central first oeturred I advised the engineers
to abstain from all participation in it, and to
attend strictly to their owu i utiness. I gave
thefamo advi e when the strike occurred on
the (iould system a few years ao. My advi. e
to the Brotherhood of Knfnecrs, when men
employed on other branches of railroad serv
ice have been on a strike was to mind their
own bnsine-s, and not do anything that did
not properly belong to them as engineer.
Can Mr. Powderly Bay the same? I think not.
A Neutral Position Advocated.
Whenever the engineeers have been on a
strike we never asK&l any other labor organi
zation t i a-ielst us. It is true some members of
the order during the C, B. and Q. strike Im
portune I the switchmen to quit, but they did
it on their own r. spon&ihility, and not by the
authority of the organization. Consequently
I hold that we are justified in maintaining
81 rutty a neutral position when others are eu
guged in a conflict with their employers.
A Ourstlon fur I'nwrilerly to Aniwrr.
Mr. Powderly acrnses members of the B. of
L. E. of taking the pla es of the striking Bre
men. If that is true tho division of which
they re members will d -al with them. It ia
not within the province of my authority to
deal with Individual members. 1 wonder if
Mr. Powderly had the knights expelled who
took the places of our iuua on the C, B. and
Q.? Yours Fraternally.
K M. Ahthch. C. C. E.
SITUATION AT CHICAGO.
The Alton Strike Condemned, but Mat
ters Still in Chaotic Condition.
Chicago, Aug 28 The Alton switch
men are still out aud freight is fast accu
mulating in their ranis. At Brighton
there are 500 loaded cars bound for the
city. There is no sign of any concession
on the part of tbe company. At a joint
meeting of Alton switchmen, engiueers
and firemen yesterday afternoon the ac
tion of the switchmen in striking was
The Switching Association.
Every employe of the Ksilway Switch
ing association at the slock yards is to be
discharged to-day. The general managers
held two long conferences yesterday. It
was decided that each road should doits
own switching at the stock yards, and the
action of the superintendents on Aug. 25
in deciding to dissolve the Switching asso
ciation was confirmed.
Engineers ICefnse to Work.
The Lake Shore and the Michigan Cen
tral sent engines and crews into the yards
yesterday, and considerable work was
done to relieve the packing houses of the
blockade. The engineers of ttie B. and O ,
Illinois Central, and several other rail
ways flatly refused to do any work in the
yards. It is now understood that the
Bwitchmen will return to work at the old
wages, provided they are invited to.
Lake Mi ore Men Strike.
Twenty-seven switchmen in the employ
of the I .like Shore road jveht out on a
strike last night, completely tying up all
the business of the road as far as Chicago
was concerned. The trouble grows out of
the stock yards difficulty. Oue crew re
fused to haul cars from the stock yards. The
superintendent discharged them, and re
fused to reinstate them. Hence the
Illegally Imprisoned In Mexico.
New Yokk, Aug. 38. The Herald's
Pittsburg secial says: Charles S. Kainey,
a civil engineer, formerly of this city, is
illegally imprisoned in Sorrado, State of
Chiapas, Mexico. Some months ago he
had a dispute with some Mexicans and he,
in self-defence, drew a revolver and
threatened to use it. He was arrested
without warrant of law nul has since
been in solitary confinement.
The new sash erase for men may possi
bly cause a pane in the stomach.
Wm. Hutchinson, of Benton, Illinois,
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, waa taken with a very
aeyere attack of cholera morbus and
diarrhoea, coming, be supposed, from a
change of drinking water. A local drug
gist advised bim to take Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and- Diarrhoea Remedy.
The second dose, be says, effected a com
plete cure, and he now takes pleasure in
recommending it to others. For sale at
25 and 50 cents per bottle by
Habtz & Bahkskn.
Mathew"ArmBtrong, of Crofton, Kj.,
now in bis seventieth year, says be has
been troubled witb diarrhoea every sum
mer as far back as be can recollect. He
bas in his time used many medicines, bat
none equal to Chamberlan's Colic Chol
era and Diarrhoea remedy. This remedy
is prompt In iu effects, can always be de
pended upon and when reduced with
water, is pleasant to take. Children do
not object to taking it. For sale by
Habtz & Bahnbkh.
Dr. A. T. Doll, who bas been in tbe
practice of medicine at North English,
Iowa, since 1863. says he often prescribes
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea remedy, because he knows it to be
reliable. For sale by
Habtz & Bahrsct.
A.T POPTJUiA-R PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Kiause's Clothing Emporium,
For Men, Ladies and
Planned Into tha liny.
Ashland. Win., Aug. "8. A Wisconsin
Ceutral engine, while snitching on the
docks of tbe Ohio CmI company, ran on
to an open Rtritch nnd p niiire.l into Che
quamegon bay Wednedv. Engineer
Otiiclt and Firemau Taylor barely
escaped. The engine is sulmierKed iu the
bay, and can only be recovered by being
Drowned by an Innn.lation.
Zasesville. O., AnK. 28 Oise Kirk
nine and wife and Miss Belle Collins were
drowned near Caldwell Tuesday night by
the sudden risiug of Duck creek during
astorra. They, with three others, were
compelled to take refuge on the roof
when a bridge was washed against the
house, precipitating all into the water.
Chicaoo. Ad. 27.
On tbe boanl oftrale to-day quoutioui werj
as follows: Wheat No. 2 September, openel
l.tfci. closed $UH December, openel
1.M: closed UfT: .May. openel $1.13.
closej fl.llH- Coru No. i September, opened
49c, clel 4lc; October, oppned
closed 4lc; lay. opened ;2c, rinsed 51H".
Hts No. i September, opened asc, cl.wed
884c; Uctotier, opened 3HV-4c, clone. 1 36c; May
opcnedU-V. cloned Pork-October!
opened aud closed flU.75: January, opened
.. closed SHUT: May. openel HS.Sl,
rioted fllli l-ard- September, opened
t. 7H, closed t Hi-
l.i-e stock I'nlon stock yards prices: Ttoos
Market opened active and tlrra: 5c higher;
later easier but not quotably lower: liirht
grades, S3.7&44.35; routfii packiu, $.1.75
6.H0-. mixed lots, t3.Wi.fc4.25 heavy pack
ing and shipping lots. :i.95&4.8J.
Produce: Butler r'ancy separator, V2&"2-fr
ier ; fine gathered cream. Iticl8; one to goo I
Imitations. lul'Jc: danes. tine -it f res i, )61b;
freh packing stocks. tiu-Tc. Eggs Strictly
fresh. 150.16c per doa. Poultry Chicken,
bens, tHSc per lb: spring chickens, liic;
roosters. &."H ; turkeys, mnel lots, (tftlite;
ducks, ac; spring docks, lOillc: gee, 4"i
pcrdox. Potatoes Early Onio. f-.: ji tW iwr
bbl; New Jersey Raise, ;t.5o,t t.7 V. Apples
New Illinois green, f'-'.nn .2.51 per bbl. Berriei
Hucklelierries Wa.7.V per not $1JWI per ltMjt
case. Blackberries Michigan, $1.01)41.51 per
New York, Auj. 27.
Wheat No. red winter rash, $1.11
1.12: do September, $1.014: do December, (1.12.
Corn No. t mixed .'6."t7c cash; do Sep
tember, 58c; do December, bttc Oats
Quiet; No. 2 mix d rash, 43t8'c: do
Septemlwr, 41Hc; do October, sic, Rye
Dull and nominal. Barley malt Steady;
two rowed state, 70?; six do, 75; Canada, 0-j
80. Pork Quiet; ram, 12A)1lA2i1. Liard
Uvs Stock: Cattle Market firm and actir.
and fully lie V 1U0 ts higher tuan Monday
last: poorest to best na ive steers. $.952.20 fi
IU) Sis; bulls and dry covy. '. Ua3 25. Sheep
and Lambs Sheep active and V V t higher;
lambs steady; sheep, W-U.Sii y utj ts;
lambs. S5.&K&7.25. Hoga-Mark t firm; lire
hugi, 14X0.4.. 5 V 10U .
Hay Upland prairie. 1.005.M
BUT Time ny 8 OU&Vt 3U.
Hay Wild, $10.00.
Oats 7 A 89
Oord WoosSs S O$4.C0.
Aeream of tartar baking powder. BirkMt of
all In learaning strength. 27. &, Qovtmmunt Rt
-THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI -
115 ancf 117 West Second Street. DAVhNPnST u
CARSE & CO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear, comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
B. BIRKEN FEL D.
afA saBBv aa
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and yinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet
m:. e. mxtrrin.
Choice Family Groceries-
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first Si . R 'k I-'n
pat mnag'e f GroCerie th" lowest llrlcg prices. A shir of ;
Dealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
' sells and trades anr
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue
where he would be pleased to see his friends. '
onltc. drink -H..r.nl vr." .
' " " K Beef Luoce every day from 10 to IS.
J- T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
21 1706 Second Avepu
F. W. HERLITZEAt
Na 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
MadelBth. latest style. Also repairing done with neatness and dispatch.
House and Sign Painter.
First-class Graining and Paper Hanging.
P. 0. Box 672.
Avenue, Dealer in
Cigars and Toys,
AVE., ROCK ISLAXH. ILL
A specialty made of J- :r.
No. 1614 Sewed AvcDur
Shop Fourth Are. bet Ittt and 3U Sit.