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TUEBDaY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1890.
For United States Senator Jobw M. Palbikk.
For Mtate Tieannrer Edwao 8. Wilson.
ForBuut-of Public Instruction.... Hknrt Kaab.
. , i Johs Hbtaht.
For Trustees Illinois f" N w oraham
University, f ""richahd D. Moroan!
For Congrfts .". Ban T. Cabls
For State Benator H. H Himmah
For Representatives ?0TA. VsoiT
For Countv Jndce .
For County Clerk Chablks Crsjuti
KorSherltt C D. Ooriom
ForTrfanurer. Oao. B. Browmbm
For County Snpt. of Schools. Chs. B Mahsball
It is proposed that Joe Canntfn be
offered a place in the weather bureau.
Ue seems to be an authority on wind.
It would now seem that after - all Mr.
Qest'a labor irj the house, the eight hour
bill as passed is practically uneless. A
provision has been tacked on which has
Zach Chandler's idea was to "claim
everything" both during a campaign and
at its close, before the result could be
definitely known. Mr. Oest has been
studying the late Mr. Chandler's methods.
Barry says that Powderlj is in the
Knights of Labor business for what there
is in it, and Po derly says that Barry is
a contemptible liar and can be purchased
for a driDk of whiskey. And all this in
the interests of labor.
What excuse can the republican sena
tors give for voting last week against
free salt and free woolT We want to
know now and do not want to wait until
Mr. Blaine and other republican leaders
think it is time to change their minds and
give an explanation in language that no
one can understand.
It is thought time to adjourn congress
so that the sluggers may have a chance
for belter training and the handler of
foul epithets an opportunity of reading
tip on principles of courteous language.
Joe Cannon and Billy Mason will please
let us bear from them in the matter.
Some republicans say they are protec
tionists, but believe in common sense.
The common sense of the whole matter
is personal interest E-tcb section and
each cltiss of people who are manufac
turers or otherwise want protection and
free tride so adjusted as to meet the re
quirements of each individual pocket
book. There is nothing national in the
whole scheme of protection except na
Next Monday the election in Maine
will decide the question whether Mr.
Reed will be returned or not. The gen
tleman has worked so hard to accomplish
so little that his people down east are in
a quandary about him. But why fear?
He has the backing of Billy Mason, with
all that the name implies, and surely that
ought to be enough.
It is the opinion of Mr. Depew that the
last strike will prove the death of the
Knights of Labor, so far as their efficien
cy is concerned, while it will strengthen
the trades unions and the federation of
labor. But what Mr. Depew is really
more interested in tnan anything in con
nection with this matter is, to what ex
tent will the trouble injure the chances
of Mr. Depew for his successful march
to the white house.
,' Because Harrison signed the civil bill
by which certain appropriations were al
lowed for the arsenal, bridge, viaduct
and other matters at this place, the Un-
ton points to the whole appropriations
and claims them as the work as Mr.
Gest. The Union might equally well
claim that this same gentleman attended
' to all the negotiations for the purchase
of the Cape May lot for Mr. Harrison as
well as generally looking after all the
other expenditures of the government.
Two reasons why "Suhlja" should
' ' write for the Union are very apparent.
One is that feeling in a measure respon
sible for Oest's impending fate and being
dissatisfied with Union' weak-kneed
methods of conducting campaigns he has
decided to take that part of the work on
his own shoulders to a large extent; and
the other is that since his political twin
has been fired out of the district he him
self has lost all courage to mount the
stump. It is this latter respect particular
ly that the force of good sense has hap
pened to strike "Hahlja."
How sweetly the republicans are sing
ing the praises of reciprocity just now.
Only a couple of years ago such a thing
was monstrous. Blaine was then swing
ging around the circle, and at every stop
ping place he would commence anew
about the great advantages that were
wrapped up in protection. Whenever
he saw a newly painted house or fence
be pointed to it with exultation and
argued that it was the result of making
people pay more taxes than they
were willing or able to do. But the Maine
' statesman and confreres can keep up the
delusion no longer. They were paid well
for their work, and they relax their grip
j with reluctance. And the reason they
give for a change of heart is amusing.
". It is not more amusing though than the
language they employ. The Union, of
thia city, this morning, thought It well to
-copy from the Minneapolis Journal what
. It had to say about the change from the
cast-iron rules of protection to the pnns
ciples of a freer trade. Such twlstings
and contortions of language it is hard to
follow without a smile. Talleyrand said
'that language was given a man to con
I zeal his thoughts.' The republicans are
j. aow busily employed in mastering the
' peculiarities of that assertion.
THE LABOR CAUSE.
Brawn Seen and Heard in
Field and Council.
BRITISH WORKMEN IK CONGRESS.
Subjects That the Gathering Will 1) la
cuna and Prominent Leaden Present
American Wage Workers Take at Day
Oat and Parade and Picnic by Tens of
Thousands An Imposing Demonstra
tion at 'Chicago with Over 85,000 Hen
in Line Labor Day Elsewhere.
London, Sept 2 The opening of the
trades anions congress at Liverpool yes
terday was marked by the greatest en
thusiasm. The prominent labor agitators,
Burns, Mann, Tillett, and others were
wildly applauded. In the course of his
address John Burns warned the congress
that it was necessary to keep the labor
movement out of politics, as it was essen
tially an economic question and had noth
ing to do with Liberalism or Couserv-
at ivism as such. The congress is by farO
the largest and most important of the
kind ever held. The steady acd rapid
growth of trade uuionism, its importance
to all men who labor in large bodies, the
victories it has won for its supporters, all
combine to make the present meeting sig
nificant, and much depends upon its deci
sions and decrees. Employers of labor are
keeping as anxious a watch over the de
liberations of the body as the workmen
who are represented in it by delegates.
Contention of the Socialists.
While labor has been tending toward
more and more perfect organization, cap
ital has also been concentrating in syndi
cates and combinations, and it is difficult
to predict how much further the two
movements can be pnshed without reach
ing a point of collision or deadlock. The
Socialists emphasize this difficulty, and
their partisans in the congress are ready
to argue thiit despite its apparent success,
trade unionism is but a temporary expe
dient, which will ultimately be circum
vented by the capitalist employers, who
are in a position to outlive the emprbyes
when it conies to the final struggle. The
Socialists therefore claim that nothing
short of a radical change in the wage sys
tem will effect a permanent uplifting of
the masses to a condition of reasonable
Prominent Agitators Present.
The London dockers and gasworkers,
the Liverpool woodcutters, lightermen.
and leatherworkers are represented now
for the first time in a general labor eon
ference. Among the most prominent rep
resentatives of labor present are: Broad
burst, Burt, and John Wilson, members
of parliament; John Burns, Tom Mann,
Ben Tillett, Ben Pickard, Clem Edwards
Hayden Saunders, and George Shiptoo.
Lady Hi Ike, Beatrice Potter, and Mrs.
Koutlege (secretary of the Women's Trades
council) are looking after woman's inter
ests. Questions To Be Discussed.
The programme of the congress, subject
to possible-modincation and additions, is
as follows: First, employers' liability
bill; second, certificates of competency for
men in charge of steam engines and boil
ers; third, the desirability of increasing
the number of factory and workshop in
spectors; fourth, pnblic contracts and
fair wages; fifth, the right of relatives of
deceased miners to be represented at coro
ner's inquests; sixth, co-operation and its
relation to trades unionism; seventh, rep
resentation of labor in parliament; eighth,
eight-hour day. The discussion on the
last named question will probably be ex
ceedingly animated, as its advocates and
opposers are nearly equal, most of the new
unions favoring the limitation of working
hours by legislation, while the older and
more conservative unions have instructed
their delegates to oppose such a view at
The First Day's Proceedings.
The congress is held in Hope hatl. The
mayor of Liverpool welcomed the dele
gates, and all the city officers are exerting
themselves to make everything pleasant
for their guests. Yesterday morning's
session was largely devoted to tbe reading
of annual reports by the president, Will
iam Watkins. John Burns made a motion,
which was carried, expressing the sym
pathy of the congress with the men who
are now on strike in Australia, and urged
that material help be sent to them. He
described the strike in Australia as tbe
greatest battle ever fought in the interests
of unionism. Mr. Mann announced that
10,000 had been collected for the benefit
of the strikers, and that subscriptions
were still flowing in.
LABOR DAY DEMONSTRATIONS.
Large Turn-Oats of Workmen All Over
the United States.
Chicago, Sept. 2. Labor's annual holi
day was duly observed in this city. The
number of men in the parade is variously
estimated at from 25,000 to 40,000 and the
long line of participators marched through
the principals streets, practically suspend
ing business for two or three hours. Many
of the industrial establishments were idle
and those that were running were in many
instances doing so with small forces.
There were forty or fifty bands in the line
and the banners bore devices appropriate
to the day, snch as "United we stand, di
vided we lose money," "We'll make the
box to bury the scabs," "We are union
men and cary anion colors."
The Hosts of Drawn.
Early In tne morning the different
trades began to assemble at their rendez
vous, and by the appointed time were
ready for the word to march and when it
came the Plasterers union, in white caps
and overcoats; the Steel men carrying the
shovel, the hammer, or othei implements
of their trade; the Culinary Alliance
members, looking well fed and hearty;
the Hod Carriers, with their hods left at
home; the typos looking fat and wearing
expensive bouquets; the Masons and
Bricklayers with their trowels; Steam fit
ters without any steam, but each carrying
a piece of pipe; Plumbers' with no special
device; Carpenters with the plane, chisel
and hammer, and a determination to
strike; Blacksmiths, Boiler-Makers Horse
shoe rs, Wood-Carvers, Bakers. Butchers,
Coopers, and Coffin-Makers, Lather Ma
chinists, Box Makers, etc., etc., all
stepped out to the music of the bands, and
presented a fine appearance to the tens of
thousands of spectators who lined the
route of march. The weather was simply
Ideal for such a demonstration.
Knights of Labor by Themselves.
The Knights of Labor did not join this
big procession. They flocked by them
Mlves and hud a parade of their own in
which from 3,030 to 5, 000 participated. The
mattress makers wore white gloves and
varied colored caps. The others in this
parado made no effort at uniforming, and
wore nothing in the way of such except
badges of the digerent lodges and button
hole bouquets. A feature of the parade
was the appearance in a carriage of two
colored women, representing a colored
woman's lodge on the south side.
Picnics After the Parade.
The Trades assembly procession ended
at Ogden's grove, where the day was spent
in listening to speeches by Mayor Cregier,
Frank Lawler, and others, and in various
sports. The printers picniced by them
selves at Columbia park, where base ball
and other sports were indulged in, and the
Knights of Labor went to Willow Springs,
where they passed the day in speechmak
ingand general, enjoyment. The whole
affair passed off with creditable order.
A SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT.
The Jr. O. TJ. A. M. Objects to the German
Flag In an American Parade.
PlTTSBUBG, Pa., Sept. The German
flag was pulled down, torn to shreds, and
trampled under foot yesterday in Alle
gheny by Jr. O. U. A. M. men. It was car
ried by the bakers' contingent la the labor
parade. At Arch street and Xorth avenue
one aide was prevailed upon by some in
fluential members of the Jr. O. U. A. M. to
order the obnoxious flag hau'ed down.
The bearer refused, and raised '..he banner
higher and unfurled it to the winds. The
aide rode off, and the spectators began to
jeer. There were a large number of J unior
Order men around, and they were partic
ularlincensed. They called ba:k the aide
and insisted that the German ling be re
moved. The officer, thus urged, rode into
the ranks and took hold of the I anner.
A Policeman Takes a Hand.
He tried to take it away from the man
who carried it, but the men in the ranks
Quickly surrounded the aide, and essayed
to beat him oft Policeman Heboid, of
the Allegheny force, dashed into the
thick of the fight and beat the horse and
rider with bis mace. For a time it
seemed that the champions of the flag
would win. Therefore the Jr. O. U. A.
M. men, who bad encouraged t) e aide to
remove the flag, took part. Canes and
fists were used, resulting in black eyes
and torn clothes. Policeman Dicbold was
roughly handled. Despite the elorts of
tbe bakers and the policeman the flag
Victory for the Junior Ord sr.
The Junior Order men secured the ban
ner and in about a minute all semblance
to a country's emblem was gone. The
silk was torn to shreds and tbe it en tram
pled them under foot. Having won tbe
victory tbey, shouted "Anurica for
Americana," "The stars and stripes the
only banner on our streets," ai d other
patriotic serTtiments. Tbey then retired
and the bakers closed up their rt.nks and
proceeded on their way but they were an
gry, and will not cool down for some
time. They threaten vengeance. No ar
te ts were made.
Processions at Mew York.
New Yokk, Sept. 3. There w.re two
parades to mark Labor Day in tl is city,
that of the Central Labor union and that
of the Central Labor federation. Both
were large and imposing and both were
followed by picnics with speaking, athletic
games, etc Several of the theaters give
special ljtbor Day matinees and numer
ous programmes of sports of various kinds
were arranged by local organisations.
The Knights of Labor did not panicle, ow
ing to the fact that they werenjt offi
cially invited, by some oversight Almost
every store, and all public buildings,
banks, etc., were closed. The day w as per
fect for a holiday, tbe weather being clear
A t Various Other Points.
Sax Francisco, Sept 8. Thero were
over 4,000 men in line in the parade here
yesterday. The day was warm and pleas
ant and the streets presented a holiday
Isdianapoms, Sept. 2. Labor Dsy was
observed here by all the labor or aniza
tions with a parade and two picnics.
Some 5,000 men were in line, and tie dis
plays made by the sesral trades were
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 2. Labcr day
was observed quite generally.
Newport, H. I., Sept. a Labor Day
was observed here as a holiday by tl le la
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept 2. Labor Day
was generally observed here.
Fifteen thousand workingmen paaded
at St. Louis and then picnicked an 1 lis
tened to speeches.
At Springfield, Tils., the workinmen
and their families turned out en niasxe.
An ideal day greeted the laboring peo
ple of St. Joseph, Mo., and they took ad
vantage of it to a man, woman, and child.
Business was suspended at the nat onal
capital, ami a brilliant street parade took
At Davenport, la., a parade took place,
after which Governor Boies addressed the
multitude. The day was also fitly cele
brated at Des Moines, Burlington, and
Labor turned out en masse at Strentor,
Ills., and speeches were made by Robert
Watchorn, of Columbus, O., and John
Foley, of Chicago.
Milwaukee workingmen held a big cel
ebration, beginning with a parade and
ending with a picnic at Schutzen part..
Parades and picnics were held all t ver
the north generally.
Eighty men were suffocated in a min! at
Boryslav, Galiria, Monday.
Ex-Paymaster General George F. Cutler,
United States navy, died at Washington
City Monday, aged 70.
Allen C. Durburrow has been named as
a candidate for congress by the Democrats
of the Third district of Chicago.
The Ajax Forge company's works, cor
ner of Bine Island and Hoyne avenues,
Chicago, were destroyed by fire Monday.
Loss, til, 000.
Nearlyallof the business part of Oxford,
la., and many residences were burned Sat
urday night. The loss is estimated at 5,
000 to 150,000.
President Harrison and Gen. Shertntn
have accepted invitations to the reunion
of the Army of the Cumberland at Toledo,
O., Sept. 17 and 18.
Mrs. John Scott, of Sau Francisco, took
her dead babe in her arms Friday last, and
for an hour beseechedthe Most High to re
store it to life; and it was done. So says
a 'Frisco telegram.
Emily, the daughter of Hrnry Ashtoi,
a prominent citizen of North wood. Pa.,
has disgraced herself and family by elo;
ing with her father's negro coachman,
who left a wife and four children to go
with his white paramour.
Much disgust possesses the citizens cf
Wheeling. W. Va., just now because tb 9
Law and Order league bas inaugurated a
wholesale enforcement of the Sunday laws
Nothing could be purchased In that burj(
last Sunday except necessary medicines m
"The comptroller of the currency has au
thorized the following banks to begin
business, each with a capital of f'0,000:
First National bank of Aberdeen, Wash
ington; First National bank of Orwea
burg. Pa.; First National bank of Aurora,
and First National bank of Elgin, Tex.
The New York Central railway will
raise the question of jurisdiction first
thing before the state arbitration board.
The railway lawyers claim that the
board's term of office expired in May last,
and that the law does not provide for the
old board holding' over until successors
John S. Ilowell, formerly of Indiana,
who made a fortune out west and then
settled in Cleveland, C, with his pretty
wife, is now a "grass widower" and devot
ing his time to organizing other men sit
uated like himself into anti-matrimony
societies. His wife was unfaithful and
he thinks marriage a failure.
A Htrlke on the Farms.
Tuscola, Ills., Sept. 2 More than 1,000
broom corn cutters in Coles and Douglas
counties left the fields yesterday morn
ing and refused to work unless ppaid a 23
cent advance. Between 300 and 400 at Ar
eola joined in the strike. As the crop is
heavy and the time short for harvesting,
the growers in many cases will be com
pelled to grant the advance demanded.
The Infantile Assassin Once More.
CoBURO, Out, Sept 2. Two boys named
David Smith and Peter Hanson had a
quarrel on Sunday afternoon and came to
blows. Smith stabbed Hanson in the
breast with a pocket-knife. Hanson died
last night Smith is only 10 years of age,
and his victim two years his senior. Smith
has been arrested.
Osnian Digma Promises Trouble.
Cairo, Sept 2. Osman Digma, who re
cently renewed bis rebellion against the
Egyptian government in the Soudan, has
arrived at Tokar with 3,000 followers. He
has announced his inteution of advancing
upon Cairo. ' .
Points Picked Up at the Na
WISDOM OF THE SENATE CHAMBER.
A Kaum Committeeman Allowed to Re
tire Statement of the National Fi
nances An Income Tax Measnre Pre
sented The Reciprocity Idea To Be
Engrafted on the Tariff Bill Pnblie
Handings Bills Ask for a Show Offi
cial News Items.
Washington City, Sept a Paddock
made an extended speech yesterday in tbe
senate on the tariff question, in the course
of which he gave statistics in refutation
of the statements made by Democratic
senators as to the impoverished condition
of tbe farming class, and showed that in
the state of Nebraska, particularly, there
was no such agricultural depression, but
that, on the contrary, the farmers were
prosperous, and the state rich and grow
ing. Piatt said that Paddock's statement in
that respect was an unanswerable argu
ment in favor of the protective policy.
Carlisle Quotes 8. S. Cox. -
Carlisle eaid that Piatt's argument at
tributing the prosperity of Nebraska to
to the high protective tariff was a repeti
tion of the old argument which had been
once wittiugly illustrated in the house of
representatives by S. S. Cox. "There are
no snakes in Ireland," Cox said, "and Ire
land has free trade; therefore there can be
no snakes in any country that has free
trade." There was just as much connec
tion (Carlisle said) between Cox's prem
ises and his conclusion as there was be
tween Piatt's premises and conclusion
from the speech of the senator from Ne
braska. A Ones t ion of Pounds of Wool.
The matter of how many pounds of wool
were required to produce a pound of cloth
rntered largely into the discussion, Mc
pherson and Carlisle asserting on the au
thority of a gentleman wtiose name was
not ninde public that it did not take four
pounds of unwashed wool or anything like
it to make a pound of cloth; and Aldrich
and Sherman asserting on other authority
that it did.
Doesn't Want Them, Anyhow.
Reagan, as a commentary upon tbe bill,
sent to the clerk's desk and bad read a
paragraph from a St Louis paper stating
that the action of the senate on the lead
ore paragraph had driven the smelting
establishment at El Paso, Tex., across the
river to Juarez, in Mexico. Teller said he
did not care if all those smelting estab
lishments) were removed to Mexico, for
they gave no employment to Americans
their workmen being all Mexicans.
NATIONAL FINANCIAL EXHIBIT.
Decrease in the Debt Less Than S l.OOO, -OOO
Receipts and Expenditnres.
Washington City, Sept 2. The public
debt statement Issued from the treasury
department yesterday shows a decrease in
the debt during the past month amount
ing to $S&3,072. The interest-bearing debt
exclusive of bonds issued to Pacific rail
roads is $t$O,ii7S.03O, orfl9,&Jl,340 less than
a month ago, while on the other hand the
net cash balance or surplus in tbe treas
ury during the past month has decreased
from $104 ,672,400 to $S5,S1S,FC9.
The New Silver Certificate.
Under the new silver law $3,6)0,000 sil
ver treasury rotes were issued ami are
now outstanding, for which the treasury
holds an equivalent in (1.580,000 standard
dollars and !,0-..000 silver bullion. Na
tional hank depositories hold tW. 370. 853
of government funds, or about $t00,000
less than on Aug. 1, amonth ago.
The Income and Outgo.
Government receipts from all sources
dnring the past month aggregated $34.
812,209, against $34, 470,905 in August. 19.
Customs receipts in August were $30,315,
879, against $-J0,619,935 in August a year
ago: internal revenue receipts were $12,
557.S52, or about $ThX,Ouo more than in
Ann ust, 1S9. On the other hand expen
ditures for August past were $-i3,893,23;,
against 3S,2tto.v.'49 in August a year ago.
Penin, Premiums and Coinage.
Pension payments this year in August
were $13.83H.tU7 or about $1,500,000 less
than in August, 1S89. The premium on
bonds purchased last month amounted to
$l,72,r., against $3,238,390 in August,
1889. The eoinSye of the mints during
the past month ot all kinds of money ag
gregated in vnlue $550,tl00. Of this
amount $J,S"2,000 was iu standard silver
dollars, and $2,440,00:) in gold pieces.
REVIVAL OF THE INCOME TAX.
A Measure Introduced In the Senate with
That Object in View.
Washington Citt, Sept 2 Gibson in
troduced in the senate yesterday a bill to
revive au income tax. The bill provides
that there shall be collected for 1H91 and
annually thereafter a tax of 2 per cent
upon the gains, profits, and income of
every resident of the United States, or cit
izen temporarily residing abroad. This
tax is to be upon all property rents, in
terests, premium on gold and coupons,
gains and income of any employment or
vocation, including salary as member of
Some Cases That Are Exempt.
It is provided that military or naval
pensions and the sum of $2,000 of the in
come of any per-ton shall be exempt un
der certain conditions. The salaries of
the presid'-nt of the United States, the
judges of tlie United States and officers
of any state are to be exempt The tax is
to be assessed and collected by the com
missioner of the interval revenue under
an elaborate system provided in the bill.
Proceedings In Congress In Brief.
Washington Citt, Sept 2. In the sen
ate yesterday Hoar and Blair asked that
labor bills be considered as appropriate to
the day, but objection was made on the
ground that auch talk was "buncombe."
The tariff hill was discussed, and the
woolen and silk schednles agreed to sub
stantially as reported from the finance
committee, one of the most important
amendments agreed to providing that tbe
duty per pouud on woolen or worsted
cloths, knit fabrics, etc., shall be three
times instead of twice that on first-class
In tne house Cooper of Indiana offered a
resolution discharging Kepresentative
Smyser, of Ohio, from duty on the
Raum investigating committee, on tbe
ground that he owns stock in Raum's re
frigerator enterprise, which plays so
prominent a part in the Investigation. At
Smyser's request he was relieved from
duty on the committee. The speaker said
he had had no knowledge of Smyser's con
nection with the company. The house
passed, under suspension 6? the rules, the
bill proving for government inspection of
coal mines in the territories; senate bill
extending criminal jurisdiction of federal
courts to tbe great lakes; and a bill to
ratify agreements with the Sac and Fox
and Iowa Indians in Oklahoma.
The Raum Investlgatiom.
WAsnrsoTOK City, Sept . Represent
ative Cooper, of Indiana, brought the
Kaum investigation committee up stand
ing yesterday by charging that the testi
mony taken at the last session had been
doctored in favor of Kaum. - The com m it
took the matter under advisement Rep
resentative Smyser, of Ohio, was next ex
amined. He was a member of the oom
nlttee, and his examination brought out
the fact that he was a stockholder In the
rsfrigerator company, a fact that resulted
li his withdrawal from the committee
Liter in tie day, at Cooper's suggession in
tie house. Raum testified that - pension
attorneys were not given precedence over
niembers of congress in the matter of pen
sion information, and his clerk, Bradley
Tanner, said be did clerical work for the
H fricecator. company after his, day's work
for Uncle Sam was completed, as a favor
to Gen. Raum.
The Reciprocity Idea Will Co Through.
Washington Citt, Sept. 2. The Al
drich reciprocity amendment to the tariff
bill reported to the senate from the
finance committee will pass the senate
substantially, it not exactly, as reported,
and it will pass the house in ' the same
form. Senator Aldrich has had a confer
ence with Speaker Reed and Maj. McKin
ley and they have expressed their willing
ness to accept the reciprocity -proposition
framed by Mr. Aldrich. They are sup
posed to represent the judgment ,of the
Republican side of the bouse. The prop
osition, it is supposed will meet with very
little opposition on the Democratic side.
The Hen with Public Building Hills.
Washington Citt, Sept 2 The mem
bers of the house who are interested in the
passage of pnblic building bills have
united in a request to the committee on
rules that sufficient time be given for the
disposition of public building bills now on
the calendar. The petition is accompan
ied by a comparative statement to show
that the appropriations for public build
ings made during this session are less in
the aggregate than those made duri ng a
correitpoiiding period in the last congret-s.
IIUNton Will Not Resign.
Washington City, Sept 2. United
States Treasurer Huiston has returned
to Washington City from a short visit to
his home in Indiana. He says that the
rumor that he is about to resign is revived
probably by Democrats, who desire to
make discord lietween the president and
himself, and he added that he is too gool
a Republican to gratify them iu that re
spect New York I (letting Scared.
Washington City, Sept. 2. II. T. Col
lis, a memlx-r of the New York Grant
monument committee, yesterday tele
graphed to Representatives Flower, Rel
den, and Quinu that if the PJumb resolu
tion looking to the removal of the Grant
remains to Washington City was not acted
upon yesterday the plans for the monu
ment iu New York would be adopted today.
Plumb's Idea of Relief.
Washington City, Sept During the
consideration of the tariff bill in the sen
ate yesterday Plumb gave notice of an
amendment he proposed to oirer, impos
ing an annual tax of 8 per v cent, on divi
dends of corporations, including interest
Free Delivery Experiments.
Washington Cuy, Sept. 2. Sawyer in
troduced in I be senate yesterday a bill ap
propriating HO. 000 to enable the post inns
ter general to experiment with the intro
duction ol the free delivery system iu
offices of the fourth class.
Mrs. Springer as a Preacher.
Washington City, S.-pt. 2. Mrs,
Springer, wife of Congressman Springer,
led the Sunday afternoon mission meet
ing here Sunday, delivering a brief but
forcible address upon the text, "The
Strength of the Ix)nl."
Commuted a Death Sentence.
Washington City, Sept 2. The presi
dent has commuted to imprisonment for
life at hdrd labor the death sentence of
John V.'amporwe, convicted in Wisconsin
of rape and seutence l to lie hanged ou the
Frank Halton lierovta-lng.
Washington City, Sept. 2. Ex- Post
master General Frank Hut! on, who has
been quite ill for some time past, was
much improved yesterday, and is believed
to be out of danger.
A DAY OF BASE BALL.
The Big Kivals Put in Their Time with
CHICAGO, Sept. 2. The baau ball at;re
gations took advantnv of Labor Day to
"make bay while the sun shines," nod
played it for all it was worth. The attend
ance as reported by the clttha was; League,
82,917; Brotherhood, 2ti,3T7. The scores
made were as follows: league: (Morning
games) At Boston Chicago 4, !$.( on 1;
batteries Luby and Nagle, Nichols and
Ganzell. At Philadelphia Cincinnati 1,
Philadelphia 2; batteries Miillane and
Harrington, ; lesson mid Schriver. At
New York New York 4. Cleveland 0;
batteries Rusie and liuckley. Young and
Zimmer. At lirookiyn Brooklyn Id,
Pittsburg tl; butteries Carutheo and
Clark, l.itker ami Wilson. (Aiteruoou
game) At Boston Chicago 15, B.loii 11;
batteries Steiu and KittridH, t'laikson
Hardie. At Philadelphia Ciucinti.ttt 8,
Philadelphia 5; batteries MulUne mid
Harrington, Dtiryea and K is nun. At New
York New York 4, Cleveland 0; batteries
Rusie and Buckley, Young ami Zimmer.
At Brooklyn i First g.-inie) Brooklyn 2,
Pittsburg 8; batteries Anderson and
Decker, Lover t and Daly; (second gxmc)
Pittsburg 4, Brooklyn $; Inttteries Ander
son and Decker, Terry aud Daly.
Brotherhood: (Morning) At Brooklyn
Brooklyn 1, Chicago 13; lutt (erics Hem
ming and Cook. King and Boyle. At
New York New York 7, Buffalo 5, bat
tenes Kwing and Ewing, Twitt hell and
Mack. At Philadelphia Philadelphia 3,
Pittsburg 7; batteries llusled and Cross,
Maul and Quinn. At Boston Huston 11,
Cleveland 7; batteries Kilroy and Kelly,
Bakely and Brenuitii. (Altetnoon; At
Brooklyn Brooklyn 7, Chicago 6;
batteries Wey ting mil Kinslow, Bald
win and Farrell. At Boston Boston
11, Cleveland 2; hat terries Gumbcrt and
Kelley, Gruber, McGill and Brcnnau. At
Philadelphia Philadelphia 0, Pittsburg
9; batteries Sanders and Mllligan, Siulcy
and Quinn. At New York New York 19,
Buffalo?; batteries O' Day and Ewing,
Cunningham and Mark.
CltlOA(tt, Sept. 1.
On the board of trade to-da) quotation were
as follow-: Wheat No. 2 September, oeiie;l
and closed $1.01; iH-i-nnhi T, ii"-ne,i &l.i4't.
closed tl.tUKs; May, oiieueil tl.tt-ii, elom-d
Corn N. a September, opened 4iV-ue,
closed 4:iln( ; October, opened Viiur, close I
4oaiic; May, opened 4hI(, , dosed 4.Sic. Hats
No. 2 September, npmied U5ls, closed ,"4ne;
October, opened 4i, closed 8i ; May.
oiened ytV, closed 131'fcc. Pork - Septum tier,
otened thUO, i-IummI 811.1.".; October, c!,'U
l().3, closed iln.ai; January, opened (IOT!-,
cloned fl-Mu. Lard Sept ember upenca
au'l closed ii 15.
Live at M-k Tie; following were the quota
tions at the Union stock yards. Hog Ainrket
opened at th e and firm; prices ou l.ic higher;
light grades, f:i.S f(i,t.. .; rouuh pac ki p, ;i.N
U.t.K mixed lots $:;.!.7 4.40; heavy packing
autlslilpplnn lots, 4 l u4 4"i.
Produce: Butter-Fancy separator, Srt24 ;
fine gathered cream. 18 J -ttj; line to good Imi
tations, Uif.l;k:; dairies finest f e!i, K flrt ;
No: 1 dairies. H i l7c ; fresh lacking stocks.
7iHc. Kgi; Fresh c andled, loss on, Hiu.
ltic p r doz Live p uitry Chickens, hens,
He per lb: spring chickens. H.ifc j;r iy
nmaters. SftS so per tb. turkeys, mixed
lots, HfolHc per 1!.; ducks,
HVfcc per l:: spring dueks, He per
lb; geese, Ml -Vn p r dm. I'ntatoea New
Jersey rose, t:i.UU,..8 St, j-LmiiU ai per lm; Wis
consin, 7ii7.c p".r bu; hoice, Mk- per hu;
Se t potatoes, HuMuiorc, i;k"tl2;l.i(i per hrl.
Jersey, Ji.25 4.73 er hrl. Apples-Illinois
Kreen. cookintc, J per hrl; eatiUR.
t3 txrfi.'l.S-i. IiticklelxTrJc8-S'."& S.S0 per "-lm
stand: il.75("(2.Ui p r Itt-qt cane. Ilia- kberrie
Mil hican, tl.M.I.SI r llt-qt ease.
New York Live Stork.
New York, Sept. 1.
.Livestock: Cattle Trade dull and depressed
at a tsduction of li'iii' r nm Bis: poorest to
best native steers, J3.4H .Ol V 10) ffs; Texans,
iU.15fU.tH; CUorailos, $4.10: bulls aud dry
cows, $l.roia.lil. Sheep and Lambs Market
rather slow and Viwc lon er r. r sheep, with
good iambs about steady aud common a trifle
easier; sheep, t3?5i5 5u p 100 fts; lambs, f.VW
7.0t. HosM-Matket dull, live h.-gs. $4.aiji
4.03 1CU lbs.
Hay Upland pratrletuxiGBs.H
Hjt Ttmetnv 18 OUwcTsM.
One l Manila
What's thlar Thafa your con
densed milk." "But I ordered a quart
that'a no quart." 'Tei, It is; Ifa a con
AST POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt, Kiause's Clothing Emporium,
.115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVLNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
Wttl. HutchlDSon. of R. ntnn III initial
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
severe attack or cholera morbus and
diarrh(P, coniini;. he supposed, from a
change of drinking water. A local drug
gist advised him to take Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Di.irrl.tpa Remedy.
The second dose, he says, efiected a com
plete cure, and he now takes pleasure in
recommending it to ol hers. For sale at
2!i and 50 cents per bottle by
IIartz & Bahxskn.
MathewArmstrong. of Croftou. Ky.,
now in his seventieth year, sys he has
been troubled with diarrhoea every sum
mer as far back as he can recollect" He
has in his time used many medicines, but
none canal to Chamherlan'a i Voir. rhni.
era and Diarrhoea remedy. This remedy
. j . i . at . . .
is onuuov iu na euacis, can always be de
pended upon and when reduced with
water, is pleasant to take. -"Children do
not object to takinp it. For sale by
Hartz & Bahnsen.
Dr. A. T. Doll, who has been in the
practice of medicine at North English
Iowa, since 1863. says he often prescribes
f Tl. I I SI I . . .
vuBuiuenaiu a . vouc, uQoiera and Diar
rhoea remedy, because he k nnwi it In r
reliable. For sale by
Hartz & Bahnbkn.
Who of us are witnout trouble be tbey
small or large? The blessings of health
are beat appreciated when we are sich
and in pain. A hacking cough, a sevcrk
cold, or any throat or lung disease are
very troublesome; but all of these may be
quickly and permanently cured by Dr.
Bigelow's Cure. Safe and pleasant fox
ohildren . Price 50 centa.
Protect Your Eyes.
MARION OPTICAL CO.'S
Spectacles and Eye Glasses.
Ind. For sale by T. H. Thomas, Druggist, Kock
island, 111. ,Mp.-l6ia
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