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THE HOCK ISLAND AllGUS, SATURDAY, AUG., 30, 1890.
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8AT0RDAT, ACOCST 30. 1800.
For United State. Senator Johw M. Pilbib.
ror State Tieanrer Edward 8. Whsob.
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PorTrosta.. llilaoi. l
Inivenity. J ....Ruiiabd D. Moesab.
PorConere. Bib T. Cabli
Tot State 8enaur a. H Hikmak
For Beproentttivei j0nn . Wilhoh.
For Coantr Jndee .
For Tonnty Clerk Cbablis Cricts
ForSberilt C D. Gobdob
ForTreavnrer . .... Gso. B. Bbowhbb
ForOonntySnpt. of schools. Cna. B Mabahall
Up in Molina tbey are giving water
melon parlies. They seeu to have a grip
Billy Mason will be known hereafter
as tbe "greased pie1 of the bouse of rep
re Dt stives.
Mb. Webb, tbe son-in-law of Vander
bllt, is talked of as coming west to man
age a railroad
Tbk republicans are abusing Dr. Wil
ton, democratic candidate for congress in
tbe Peoria district, because he served
three years in tbe anion army.
Carkkoib has an income of f 1,500,000
a year, made from protecting infant in
dustries. Of course, he can see nothing
in free trade tendencies.
The news comes from the seashore
that tbe president has taken his last bath
for tie season in salt water. For the
next two fears he will be wading in hot
water, and will scarcely haye time to
miss the surf.
There are republicans chuckling with
glee over the wild rumor that General
Palmer would probably discontinue the
race for tbe senate. But, perhaps it is
as well that tbey should chuckle now;
after while they will not feel like it.
"Peck's Bad Boy" has been nominated
for the governorship of Wisconsin. Or
rather the author of that humorous char
acter has been pluced in ibe field. George
Washington Peck hasn't kept the people
up his way grinning all these years for
Billt Mason is going down into Maine
with Burcingle Reed to help in making
repairs in the tatter's fences. Both being
bulldozers, tbey are admirably suited to
each other. Reed is in a d sperate con
dilion when he is compelled to accept tbe
services of every man who offers himself.
Frank Lawler says be wants Hie office
of sheriff of Cook county because be
wants tbe money. If other candidates
throughout the country, here and else
where, would honestly state that such is
their object in seeking election to differ
ent offices there would !e less hypocricy
and more manliness.
The republicans hare nominated a
millionaire candidate for govern or of
Michigan. lie is strongly accused of
obtaining bis wealth from tbe renting of
houses for immoral purposes and de
frauding railway corporation. As yet
no man of Lis party has raised any ob
jection to his ,barl.".j
Haas is a pretty name and no one who
owds it should in an waf be ashamed of
it. There is Mr. J. L. Haas, for instance.
It is quietly thought that he is troubled
with the cacoftht ribendi. That disease
is a pretty bad one. Its incipient stage
is mild, but its growth is troublesome and
should be checked at an early day. If it
is true that Mr. Ilaas is affected in that
way be should let the people know, that
some preparation may be made.
They are trying a lawyer for insanity
in Chicago because he is "shrewd, cun
ning, able, and his mind acts with cor
rectness in certain directions, but his
higher mental faculties are impaired."
Now, what does a lawyer want with higher
mental faculties when he has all tbe
others mentioned T This country is get
ting so that even a lawyer's mind is a
subject of analysis. Of what necessity to
attempt tbe impossible.
There are some newspapers through
out the state tbat ruth madly to the de
fense" of Genera Pal rot r, when there is
really no necessity for such action. These
papers are not all democratic. They are
of all shades of pities. Let the rabid
republicans abuso Palmer as much as
tbey please. It v. ill only display their
own vindictivenessand can in no way in
jure the man attacked. Palmer was tbe
idol of the republicans at one time. They
gave him honor and support, but since
that time he has thought best to maintain
Lis manhood by not blindly following his
old friends into all manner of reckless
ness and pernicious political doctrines.
By this withdrawal of his association he
receives tbe usual amount of abuse. He
ia proof against it.
Some of the smaller fry ot newspa
pers and small bore politicians talk of
reading the Chicago Tribune out of tbe
republican party. It may prove a diffl
colt iob, but the Tribune needs correct
ing by somebody, in the party or out of
It. Its great laudable feature is Its ad
vocacy of tbe principles of free trade, or
as much of tbat doctrine as is necessary
at the present stage of this country's his
tory. But, in this, too. It is somewhat
Quixotic. When a campaign presses
closely It forgets for a moment its former
attitude, and waits until the clouds roll
by before taking up again its denuncia
tion of protection. For this inconsist
ency it should receive rebuke, but as to
. reading it out of the party that is quite
another thing. Tbe republicans never
find Inconsistency a troublesome pill to
wallow. Long use has made it easy to
The Secretary of State on the
OUE ADVERSE BALANCE OF TRADE.
Thirteen Million. Afalnot C. Lut Tear
uid How It Occurred Oar Profile In
European Traffic Wiped Oat by Loate
with South America and Cnba Both
rartle Charged with Careleane
The Remedy Proponed Speeehea by
Mason and Lodge Political Note.
Waterville, Me., Aug. 30. About
10,500 people assembled at a mass-meeting
here last night to listen to an add res by
Secretary James G. Blaine. After re
marks by Governor Burleigh. President
Small, of Colby university, introduced
Mr. Blaine as tbe "leader of the Repub
lican party and a famous advocate of an in
teresting and progressive protective tariff."
Hon. W. K Masou, of Illinois, followed in
an enthusiastic speech indorsing tbe prin
ciples of reciprocal trade. The meeting
closed with an earnest speech by Hon.
Henry Cabot Lodge indorsing the federal
flection bill, warning the voters thxt the
government must protect all Us citizens
In the right to vote. Lodge's presence was
unexpected and the people greeted him
A Eulogy on Maine.
Blaine said he was glad to speak in
Waterville, sine it was there that he was
first nominated for congress, and he well
remembered the gratification with which
he learned that the nomination was unan
imous. Heferring to state affairs, he said
the affairs of no other state in the Union
had been more justly, more wisely, and
more economically administered. Maine's
luccssion of Republican chief magis
trates bait been without spot or blemish.
A Word for Congreasional Candidate.
He then proceeded as follows: "The
election which takes place on the 8;h ot
next month involves in great part the po
litical issues now under discussion in the
national field. The decision of Maine
will hare due influence on the other
states, and that decision will be pro
nounced in the majorities we shall give
in our four congressional districts. Each
of these districts is represented by an
able man, in whom the Republican peo
ple of Maine have confidence. I should
regard It as a political calamity to tbe
ttate if any one of these four should, by
any possibility, be defeated. In this dis
trict I am sure that Mr. Milliken has been
a faithful representative, as will be shown
by a large majority, and I trust the Re
publicans in the three other districts are
alive to their duty."
Advocating Enlarged Foreign Trade.
In regard to national questions he said:
-I wish to declare the opinion that the
t'nited States has reached a point where
one of its highest duties is to enlarge the
area of its foreign trade. Under the bene
ficent policy of protection we have de
veloped a volume of manufactures which.
In many departments, over-runs the de
mands of the home market. In the field
of agriculture, with the immense popu
lation given in it by agricultural imple
ments, we can do far more than produce
breadstuff s and provisions for our own
people; nor would it be an ambitious des
tiny for so great a country as ours to
manufacture only what we can C3numa.
or produce only what we can eat. We are
already, in many fabrics and in many pro
duets, far beyond that, and onr great de
mand is expansion of trade with coun
tries where we can find profitable ex
change. Ia No Horry for Annexation.
"We are not seeking annexation of ter
ritory. Certainly we do not desire it un
less it should come by tbe volition of a
people who might ask the priceless boon
of a place under the protection of the flag of
the Union. I feel sore that for a longtime to
come the people of the United Stares will
be wisely content with our present area,
and not launch upon any scheme of an
nexation. At the same time I think we
should be uuiwisely content if we did
not seek to eiigage in what the younger
Pitt so well termed annexation of trade.
A Long Period of Protection.
"For nearly thirty years now the
United States has had tbe advantage of a
protective tariff by far the longest un
broken period that its industrial policy
has been in force since the federal gov
ernment was organized. Happily the
great majority of our people, without
strict regard to party lines, believe that
the results to the American people from the
protective policy hare been incalculably
beneficent, aggregating in a quarter of a
century a national and individual wealth
beyond anything ever dreamed of before
in the history of the world.
Benefit Claimed for the Poller.
"I do not mention protection because I
intend to speak in referenoe thereto be
fore this audience. I merely wish to pro
claim its victories. Without protection
the United States would have been poor
indeed after the ravages of the war from
ls61tol'3. With protection every sec
tion has flourished and prospered, grown
and gained. Even where revenue duties
have been laid with uo expectation of de
veloping industries there have inmanv in
stances been great financial and industrial
results." The speaker illustrated this by
tbe results of tbe silk duty and said he
could cite other similar cases.
A Plea for Reciprocity.
He then said the reciprocity idea be ad
vocates is not novel or new, and proceed
ed: "What I mean to speak of briefly is a
system of reciprocity not in conflict with
a protective tariff, but supplementary
thereto, and presenting a field of enter
prise that will richly repay the effort and
energy of the American people. Take
last year 1M9. In that year our whole
exports to all the countries in the three
continents of Europe, Asia and Africa,
and to Australia, Canada and Hawaii,
amounted in round numbers to to.V'.OOO,
1X10, and our imports from all these coun
tries amounted, in round numbers, to
$.'7,000,000, showing that from tbat vast
trade we had a balance of S1U9.000.000 in
our favor, equivalent to that amount of
gold among our people.
Accounting for the Actual Lot
"But when all the accounts were cloned,
instead of baring 1 139, 000, 000 in our favor
we bad a balance of $13,000,000 against us
from our foreign trade. We must there
fore have lost (142.000,000 in our commerce
with the countries outside of those to
which I have referred. Where could we
have found such a large adverse balance
Let me tell you. We lost $41,000,000 In
Cuba, from which our imports were f5,-
000,000 and to which onr exports were
only 111,000,000. In tbe republic of Brazil
we lost fai, uoo.uoo. our imports from
Brazil were tou.000,000. Our exports to
that Oregon and the whole of tbe Pacifis
coast territories were utterly worthless
lor agricultural purposes.
Prophecy Is Mighty Onsnrtin.
Reagan remarked that Webster had
said substantially the same thing in his
speech on the compromise measure. Ha
wanted to leave Benton in good company.
Hoar admitted that Benton was in ex
cellent company. Both gentlemen were
In that particular excellent illustrations
of a maxim which he commended to tbe
consideration of the other side of tbe
chamber, namely, that "prophecy is not
an exact science." In tbe course of fur
ther debate Blair said that salt was ' sold
at about 1-25 of Ibe price it brought in
Benton's time and Allison said the prod
uct was as low as it could le about 30
cents for 306 pounds.
County Indebtedness or Illinois.
Wahhisstos Crrr," Aug. 80. Yester
day's census bulletin was devoted to the
bonded indebtedness of the various conn
ties throughout the country. The county
indebtedness of Illinois is $ll,4C7,85o,
against 14,147,753 in 18S0. The available
resources are $1,126,000, leaving a net debt
$10,341,H56. Cook county leads in point of
indebtedness and Macoupin county comes
next,tbedebt of the latter jeing Overt
1.000,000. Thirty-nine of the eonnties of
tbe state have no inde btedness at nlL .
Ihe Biver and Harbor Bill.
Washington Citt, Aug. 30 The cor.
ferrees on tbe river and harbor bill have
reached an agreement on the principal
items in the bill. The appropriation for
the Hennepiu canal will not be changed.
It is believed that the bill lias friends
enough to pass it over the presi lent's veto
in case be decides to interpose ne.
PETER PiPER'S PICKLED PEPPERS.
Prank Collier Rather Dim founds an Ex
pert on Paresis.
One ago, Aug. SO. The lnnscy case In
which Frank Collier, the well-known law
yer, is defendant, ia attracting much at
tention in this city. Collier is conducting
bis own defense, and does it with as
much shrewdness and wit as he ever did in
any case. Yesterday Dr. Dewey, of Kan
kakee insane asylum, was a w tness, and
flatly contradicted Dr. Kiernan, who tes
fled Thursday that Collier hal paresis,
and would not live five years. Dr. Dewey
said tbe patient had circular insanity.
The proceedings Thursday d iring Dr.
Kieman's cross-examination Mrero very
amusing in spite of the gravity of the
case. The doctor had testified, as stated
above, and Collier took him in hand to
An Astonished Medical Man.
Frank asked the doctor several ques
tions among which was one re erring to
his statement that the defend mt stum
bled over the p's, b's and ch's, a symptom
the doctor said that was conclusive ot par
esis. Said Collier:
"And I stumble over my 'b's' and 'p's'
and 'ch's,' do I r
"Yon have done it repeatedly during
And then Frank rattled off. t the evi
dent amazement of the good doctor on the
stand, various test sentences, as the one of
"Peter Piper" and repeated tl em again
aud again without a break. Dr. Kier
nan sat in his chair in opea-mou'hed won
der. "A year ago you couldu't do that," he
"Yet you testified I ws in a letter con
dition then than now. I'll tell you what
I'll do. I'll 'call in a lot of ex,terts and
prove Judre Gary as crazy as a bedbug
within half an hour."
Then amid shouts of laughter Dr. Kier
nan left the stand and court adjourned
Poor loans caused the failure Friday of
the City National bank of Hastings, Neb,
What is alleged to be a case of Asiatic
cholera is being treated atahtspital in
A oodoo doctor is reported to be mak
ing miraculous cures at Maville, a hamlet
There are IS) saloons at Bcrlington,
Ia., now. Before prohibition was the law
there were but sixty.
Salvador and Guatemala hve both
signed a treaty and will red ice their
armies to a peace footing.
The president's wife and family arrived
Friday at Cresson Springs, Ph., where
they will spend next month.
Milton Kedier, a balloonist, fe 1 out of
bis air-hip at oodstield. O., rr-day, and
nas killed. The fall was oiO feet
Business fadures in the Unit.! States
for the week ended Friday ware 165,
against 18!- for the corresponding week in
The ameer of Afghanistan has returned
to his capital victorious after a two years'
campaign against rebels whosojght his
Charles Grosvenor, congresstna a for the
Twelfth Ohio district, was deflated for
n-nominntion Friday at Iron tot. O, by
ii ii- i i
urn. ii. ii . Liiutns.
C. R B.iyce an l 11 C. Foster, promi
nent lawyers of Hernando, Miss., had a
difficulty Friday over family affairs, and
Eoyce was shot and killed.
A we'I near Goodlaud. Oklal oma, is
subject to oiitburt-ts of hot ai which
scorches to a crisp paper, shavings, and
other light innimmable subsumes.
San'ord R. Claggett. a well-known
Democratic politician, died at l is home
in Lexington, Ills., Thursday night, aged
f'S. He had resided in ihe state since
The Tunnell house at Samia, Ont, was
burned Thursday night. One of the fe
male servants is known to hare U-en
burned to death, and two men a-e miss
Conductor Horner, of the West Madison
street cable line, Chicago, had h s right
f ot badly hurt Friday in a collision in
-n hich a wagon was caught between two
grip trains and torn to pieces.
A bomb was exploded i n the headquar
ters of the police at Trieste, Austro-Han
gary, Friday. No one was injur d. An
other bomb, with a lighted fuse a' tached,
was round in the railway station.
Tbe furniture factory of Knapp & Stod
dart. Chicago, was destroyed by an in
cendiary fire Friday. Four freig'it cars
loaded with valuable merchandise were
also burned. The total loss is $27, t "00.
The Republicans of the First Wivonsin
district nominated H.A.Cooper for con
gress on the eighty first ballot, refusing
to renominate Caswell, who had repre
sented the district for fourteen yetrs.
During a jam in the west side tunnel on
the cable line at Chicago, Friday. Frank
Netzer and his wife, of St. Paul, tried to
jump to a car on theother track. Mrs. Netzer
succeeded, but her husband was fatally
crushed by a trail car.
Officer Linville, a Chicago policeman
for fonr years, had his star taken from
him in the public street before cro vds of
people Friday, it is said because he has
been active in organizing tbe An ericas
League or Order of Deputies, an organi
zation which antagonizes the lioman
The Pig-Skin rounder.
CHICAGO, Aug. 30. Base ball rec
ords were made yesterday as fol
lows: League: At Boston Boston
2, Cincinnati 1; batteries Mul
lane and Harrington, Clarkson and G.m
taI. At Philadelphia Philadelphia 4;
Chicago 6; batteries Yickery and Schriv
er. Stein and Kittridga At Brooklyn
Brooklyn 10, Cleveland ?; batteries Terry
and Clarke, Beat in and Zimmer. A t New
York New York 1, Pittsburg 0; bat teries
Welch and Buckley, Anderson and
Brotherhood: At Boston Bostn IS,
Pittsburg 0; batteries Radbourne and
Murphy, Maul and Hutley. At Philadel
phia Philadelphia 8, Buffalo 6: batteries
Husted and Halluian, Stafford and
Mack. At Brooklyn Brooklyn 10, Cleve
land 9; batteries Hemming and Daily,
Gruber and Brennan. At New York
New York 11, Chicago 5; baturies
O'Day and Brown, Baldwin and FiirrelL
Western: At St. Paul Lincoln 2, St.
Paul 12; at Omaha Kansas City 7, Omaha
2; at Sioux City Denver 2, Sioux City 5.
The Snna of Veterans Adjonm.
St. JosEPff, Ma, Aug. 30. Yestjrday
closed the ninth annual eucampmt nt of
the Sons of Veterans. The day wai de
voted to business." Commander-in-Chief
Webb appointed Clay D. Harrod, of Erie,
Kan., adjutant, and John Hazel ton, of
Norton, Kan., quartermaster general.
Walter S. Payne, the old ex-commander,
who was expelled from the order, chitrged
with embezzlement, will be given a re
heariug. To-day the delegates visitel the
National Soldiers' home at Fort Leaven
Fireman Instantly Killed.
Baltimore, Aug. 80. At Stony Creek
curve, near Oakland, yesterday after noon
an east-bound freight train of tw raty
fonr cars filled with cattle, with two en
gines, one in front and the other in the
rear, was wrecked by the front etgine
leaving the track. The fireman of the
front engine was instantly killed and the
cattle were scattered in nil directions.
-n.r "ITri Tltf rPTTIP'n
JllAlVrJO X!iJl ILlljliJJ.
The Edmunds Plan of a Re
cess of Congress.
OPINIONS OF MEMBERS THEREON.
The Propofiitlon Received with Very Had
Grace, and Its Adoption Very Prob
lematical Bait Provide a Bubjeet
I'poa Which Senators Scintillate with
Wit rroa-res on the Tariff Bill
County Debts in Illinois Hennepin
Canal Seems All Right.
Washington Citt, Aug. 80. The topic
of conversation in the city now is the
Edmunds resolution providing for a re
cess of congress. Senator Edmunds said
yesterday afternoon that he offered the
resolution on his own motion and re
sponsibility. It seemed to him, he said,
due to the public interest and in order
that the large docket ot important meas
ures reported fromcommilteea pending
before the senate, that all the available
time between now and the 4th of March
next should be used in discussing and dis
posing of them. The suggestion that the
president should call an extra session of
congress, Edmunds said, he did not ap
prove of. It would imply a censure or
reproach upon congress for failure to
transact business before it. Congress has
the power to take such a recess, and pro
ceed with its business ythout the inter
vention of the executive.
Senators Who Object.
Senator Pierce said tbat be was satis
fied that the president would not call an
extra session of congress whatever might
be done. Sucn a resolution, the senator
thought, could have for its ultimate ob
ject ouly one thing tbe passage of the
election bill: that the Democrats would
see that, and that they could and would
talk the resolution to death to prevent
action on the bilL
Another well known western senator
said: '"There is no reason for congress to
meet before December. If the senate is to
pass the election bill, the rules must be
changed. If the rules are to be changed
it must be by a revolutionary process by
the presiding officer refusing to recognize
the Democratic senators and putting the
question to a vote. We can do this as
well in a week as in a month."
Prospects of Its Adoption.
It is not unlikely that the Edmunds
resolution is proposed for the purpose of
relieving President Harrison of the re
sponsibility of calling an extra session.
The president told one of the senators who
called upon him that he did not like to
summon congress in session after they
had adjourned, and thought it was their
duty to arrange a time for transacting
their own business. It saems impossible
that under the present circumstances the
Edmunds resolution could get anything
like a majority vote in the senate. As the
Republicans could not keep a quorum of
their own members present for the pass
age of the elections bill it seems hardly
possible that tbey could do so now for the
purpose of passing the Edmunds resolu
tion. Opinion In the House.
Maj. McKinley aud some of the other
leaders in the house are of the opinion
that the senate should be allowed to shift
for itself, and that there is uo excuse for
asking the house to help the senators out
of the difficulties in which they find them
selves as the result of not passing the elec
tion bill and other measures which Were
sent to them by the house some time ago.
Some of the leaders in the house do not
agree with McKinley. Cannon, for in
stance, thinks that a recess would be the
best way out ot the dilemma. Speaker
Reed dies not commit himself, but thinks
something oncht to be done that will se
cure the passage of the election hill.
Will probably Confer About It.
Ever since it became known tbat tbe
force bill could not be passed this session
there has been a strong sentiment among
a few of the Republican senators in favor
of an extra session, and President Har
rison has been urged to call one. Several
of these senators saw the president yester
day and t-poke with him on the subject
and others intended to do so List evening.
The resolution of Edmunds, however, has
upset all present plans and it will prob
ably be necesstiry for the Republicans to
have a conference before anything can be
THE DAY'S WORK IN CONGRESS.
Summary or the Principal Transactions
in Both Houses.
Washington Cut, Aug. 30. Edmunds
offered a resoluttrm in the senate yester
day providing f.ir a recess of congress
from Sept. 1!) to Nov. 10. A memorial was
presented from the Woman's National In
dustrial league asking the suppression of
the "armed assassins known as Pinkerton
detectives." The tariff bill was resumed
and the finance committee amendment
striking out the provision for a drawback
on salt iid on meats for exportation was
rejeted. Allison, Edmunds, Hawley, Iu
galls, Jones of Nevada. Mitchell. Piatt,
Plumb, Teller, Washburn, and Wilson of
Iowa (Republicans) voting for rejection.
The duties on brandy, liquors, wines, bay
rum, ale, porter, beer, cherry juice, and
prune juice were increased, and the du
ties on ginger ales, soda water, etc, re
duoed. The wool schedule was discussed
at some length, but not disposed of, the
debate running into a general oue on the
advantages or disadvantages of protection
as a policy. Carlisle moved to put wool
on the free list, and diat motion was pend
ing at adjournment
The house weut into committoe on the
private calendar and passed the omnibus
war claim bill, after amending it so as to
shnt out claims of those who were disloy
al during the rebellion. It carries $330,
000. Half a dozen other private bills were
passed, as well as the bill making Cairo,
Ills., a port of delivery. Recess was taken
at 5 p. in., and au evening session held, at
which seventy-two private pension bills
SOME SALTY REMARKS.
Tbe Indispensable Condiment the Sub
ject of a Little Senatorial Wit.
Washington Citt, Aug. 30. During
the debate in the senate yesterday on a
motion made by Mcpherson to put salt on
the free list, Colquitt advocated tbe
amendment and read an extract from a
speech made by Benton in tbe senate half
a century ago against the salt tax, which
he characterized as "heartless and tyran
nical, inexorable and omnipresent, which
no economy could evade, no poverty shun,
no privation escape."
Hoar asked whether Benton had not
made that speech about the same time
that he made another speech declaring
Brazil were ffl.ftW.OOO. In Mexico we lost
HO.OOO.OtiO. Imports from Mexico were
fci' ,000,000; our exports to Mexico were
f 11.000,000. Our imports from countries ot
-.his hemisphere were t21fl.000.000: our ex
ports to them were $74,000,000. Tbe bal
ance Against us in our trade with them,
therefore, is fl4J.000.000, exceeding our
rains from all the rest of the world by
A Policy of raretemttMS.
Mr. Blaine then asked: "How can this
be remedied t" and then made a digression
to reply to the Democratic statement that
we were keeping up tbe war tariff. He
said this was not true. During the war
everything was taxed, while now one
third of the articles of import were on tbe
free list, and the inevitable tendency waa
toward increase of that list. He then con
tinued: "Our great mistake waa made
when we began to repeal the war duties
on so large an amount of Imports. Any
duty repealed was a favor and an advan
tage to the exporting country, and we
have asked nothing in return. Instead of
this course (which I mast say was one of
carelessness and wastefulness by both
political parties) every repeal of duty
should have been preceded by a moat thor
ough investigation, and whenever It. was
found practicable to export anything
from tbe United States and thus estab
lish reciprocity of trade it should have
been done. " '
A Question of Something or Nothing-.
"It is not a question of setting deliber
ately to work to establish reciprocal ex
changes, but with all the duties we have
thus far repealed it should have been a
question of whether we should get some
thing or get nothing. I hope now with
our eyes open tbat we shall in future
choose to get something. We encounter
opposition to this policy from those who
declare that if we enter into reciprocity of
trade with one country we must do so
with all countries and thus indirectly
bring about complete free trade. I do
not see the logic of this. Recip
rocity is simply a policy ot circumstance
to be determined favorably or adversely
according as its operation may make or
lose for us
A HI Lou Not Noticed.
"The few millionsof gold that have gone
out of the country within the last three
months has created uneasiness in certain
quarters as to our financial position. It
is very extracrdinary that the loss of
these millions from banks in Wall street
should be accounted so seriout an event,
when we have lost a much larger amount
during the same period from the condi
tion of our trade with the countries
south of us without exciting the Wast ob
servation." An Kxtract from Maaon'a Speech.
Mr. Blaine was cheered enthusiastically
as he concluded and was followed as men
tioned above by Congressmen Mason and
Ixxlge. In tbe course of his remarks upon
the tariff.Mason said: "When the McKinley
bill was passed by the house protestations
were heard from every land except Amer
ica. Is this not enough to say for it Iu
a lawsuit I always find out what the
other fellow wants me to do, then I do
just the opposite. So iu national affairs.
We find out what John Bull and others
want us to do, aud then we do just tbe op
posite." The Democrats Were Shrewd.
Guthrie, O. T., Aug. :. The Demo
crats, by shrewd maneuvering, together
with the Farmers' Alliance and the three
Oklahoma City Republicans, organized
the legislature of Oklahoma1. This was
done de-pite the fact that the Repub
licans had a majority in both branches.
The capitol fight between Guthrie and
Oklahoma City was a factor in the con
test, and served to disrupt the Repub
licans. The Republican majority over
both Democrats and Alliance in the house
was two votes aud in the council one
Lutheran Indorse the Democrat..
MlLWAfKKE, Wis,, Aug. 3). The Lu
theran, or more properly speaking, anti
Bennett fctate central committee wentinto
session yesterday and, afterathorough dis
cussion of the Democratic state platform
on the school question and also of that of
the Republicans, concluded to support
the Democrats, although there were those
who thought that the Republican plat
form was sufficiently hazy to entitle
them to support it.
A Ocniocrat'a Talk to Farmers.
Williams' Grove. Pa., Aug. 30. About
7,0iw people attended the grangers' exhi
bition yesterday. The meeting was opened
by 1-ennard Rhone, who introduced Hon.
A. J. Warner, of Ohio, the speaker of the
day. Mr. Warnerspoke on the silver ques
tion, and told the farmers tbat the pres
ent congress would give them no relief
Indorsed the Reciprocity Idea.
Buffalo, N. V.. Aug. 80. At a meeting
of the board of trade ye-terday, called for
the purpose of considering the commer
cial reciprocity plans of Secretary Blaine,
resolutions were adopted indorsing him
A BLAST FROM HADES.
Remarkable Natural rhenoiuenon N.ar
Pauis, Tex., Aug. 30 From Judge Du
rant, a citizen of Indian territory, who
arrived in this city Thursday, additional
information in regard to the hot well
ner Goodlaml, Oklahoma, has lieen re
ceived. He says that the hot air rushes
into tbe well at intervals, after which it
resumes its normal temperature. Shav
ings, paper and other liht, inflammable
substances thrown into the well when it
is cool sink to the bottom, but when the
hot air rushes in they aws blown to tbe
surface, scorched to a crip.
It Diftturhs the Neighborhood.
The air is intensely hot and dry, with
out any odor, and ru-hes out without
making a fl ime or noise-. It seems to be
a hot air geyser. People in the neighbor
hood are greatly excited and afraid to go
near it. No record ba beeu kept as to the
length of time the hot ami cold air pe
riods last. Judge Durant is a gentleman
of high standing. No oue questions bis
statements, and a party from this city
will go to the spot iu a few days aud
make a thorough in vest i nation.
Pulled Into n Threhinc Machine.
Buffalo, X. Y., Aug. 3 A sp-cial to
The Express from Cariton, X. Y., says:
Morris Hoyle while encased iu feeding a
threshing machine yesterday put his hand
Mo it to pull out s.nii straw that had
clogged the fee ler. His h.in 1 was caught
in the cngs and h.' was pulledjnto the
machine. His skull and shoulder were
crushed and run through the machine
into the straw stack liefore it could be
New Oil Well Drilled In.
FiTOLAY, O., Aug. 3). A new well be
longing to Taylor Bros. 8s Watt, in the
north Findlay district, was drilled in yes
terday and is now doing about T.ooo bar
rels. The San Francisco I. Ail Right.
Sax Francisco, Aug. 30. The United
Spates cruiser San Francisco arrived here
yesterday. During the trip up the coast
she was given a number of turnings and
reversions and steering tests which were
highly satisfactory in their results.
To Raise the Price of CoaL
New Yor.K, Aug. 30 Representatives
of all the leading anthracite coal compa
nies met at the Delaware and Hudson
Coal company's ofTn-e and decided to ad
vance the price of coal on Sept. 1 10 and
15 cents alnu,nd to limit the output to
8 5SO noi rnna
NEPTUNE and VULCAN
The Roman God of Water and Fire Lave decreed tiutt tlie Mormy
scas lie still, and that a volcano uf pyrotechnics wend forth it many-colored
flame from Fti-th In Heaven, at
TUESDAY NIGHT, SEPT. 23, 1890, AT 9 O'CLOCK
Tlie command of the Divinities furlber dwrpes
A CARNIVAL OF BOATS,
A RIVER OF FIRE,
A CITY ILLUMINATED,
Making a Scene of Unequalled Splendor, Unlike any Display ever
la recognition of Ibis Festival of Fire, all tbe Railroads leading to
Davenport will carry passengers at greatly reduced rates.
The city will be filled with attractions the first being the
DAVENPORT FAIR and EXPOSITION
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