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aiwaynoBf eommnnteaiiooa not noticed.
Corw vuonrteoce "Melted from every toamahlp
IB Rock Inland co'inty.
Patcbo Dkckmbkb 6, l).
Fkom the fact that Ei mayor Cars
hat ttarted on a visit to hit old home, Pitts'
burg, we infer that be hat refuted to act
at the leading buffoon in the republican
comedy billed by Got. Fiferln thil sena
A the democrat! will not participate
In the farcical election wbich the repuh
leant of this senatorial district are about
to precipitate, bow would Uob. W. H.
Oat do as a candidate. We don't be
lieve the centk'nian would succeed la de
feating bimaclf under such circumstances.
Up to the present time there seems to
be no particular acr&mlle for the honor of
filling the achinR void created by W. C.
Collins. That gentleman Is not only In
eligible to the office of repres ntative
bimbelf, but hit d equalised any surccs
sor whom bis party may attempt to elect
In bis i lace.
A Rock Island man, well posted in
local affair, tells in Cable overturned
Ucai s majority tm-re largely through
tbc efforts of the lvb ringrlataea. There
never has bern a Mr ike at the Cable mines.
because the owner is uoifounly kind to
bis employes If a boy U hurt in the
mines It i regarded raiher as a blessing
than a cal tuiy, for Cable educates him
and 81 him for earning bis living in some
other way. lie has cared for about a
docen bov in this way. The working
people rememhered this and other favors
at the polls. Oijuawka Sptetatur
Some republicans of Mercer county are
trying to ooom A J. M'.rceter for U. 8.
nat'ir In nnni.uitii.ffi tn nuin.
-" vrr vn-ii. . nuuer.
Verv boneat ilemnrrat inH nnnKliitai.
knows the caliber of Streetei'a political
honor. After having been elected by the
democrats ard pledged to their support,
be basely betrayed them Before the dem-
ocrata eieci rireeter to any ofnee aeain
they will see him hurled Into illimitable
apace "win re there i weeping and wail
and irnatibitig of teeth." Otjuawka
Congrrssiuan Scott Wike, of the
Quincy Hutrict, Is one of the most ardent
tariff re formers in congress, and he is
fearless In his advocacy of measures
tending to relieve the people of the bur
den of taxation. Mr. Wike has started
in already at the prevent session to
champion the caune of the people, and
this week luiroduced the following resc
WHKna.tS. It in manifest that Hie ruin.
pie of this country have at the recent
election roost emphatically repudiated the
policy and principles of taxation and pro
tection emnrareil in the enactment known
as the McKioley law. and have by the
overwhelming majority at such eleclion
unmistakably demanded lower tales and
cheaper nr-cetaarb-a of life; therefore be it
Jtetotctd. As the sense of thia hnnu
that the committee on wavs and meant be
and tbey are hereby Instructed to forth
wllh report bills to rcDenl anv and all In.
creasr s In the mtes of tariff H
aloned by that enactment; and to place
upon me rrv list wool, lumber, salt, coal,
ores of all kinds, dyestuffi, tin-plates,
agricultural and manufacturing mrl,ln.
ry. binding twine and the materials out
of which it is manufactured, bagging,
cot on ties and suitb other articles of raw
material or prime necesaitv aa tl com
mittee may deem of like importance to
manufacturers or the people;' such bill?
carefully to provide for rarrvtnir tha" rs
ductlons occasioned by putting sunh - ar-.
lines upon the tree list Into and through
the ' Various njanufartturM Inti tchi.K
such materiuls m ty enter to the end that
me oitimate consumers and not the man
ufacturers alone may pet the b mdt of
sucn reductions. And be it further
Retoletd. That aaM
also instructs to report a bill to provide
mr rawing an additional revenue that
may become necessary for the require
ment of the treasurv. hv
reduc'ion in the rate ot tariff dutie9 as
herein contemplated, or to meet any other
deficiency in the treasury arising from
may cause wnatsorver ov a graduated
tax upon the incomes of all persons, cor
porations, trusts and asaociationa in ex
cess of the tutu of $5,00(1.
This resolution, under the rules of
course was rtferred to the waya and means
committee, where no doubt Ma j . McKlnley
will alow it to slumber. Mr. Wike, how
ever, ttys be intends to seek an oppor
tunity to make the republicans show their
bandt, and as be it a good fighter, we are
liable to bear more concerning hit resolu
tlon before the end of the session.
T Mtnte Militia.
Adj. Oen. Vance of the state militia
has Issued an order making changes in tbe
state's troops, which Is now In effect.
Ford't Zouaves, formerly of tie Fourth
regiment have been made an independent
command, to that tbe addition of three
companies to the regiment will make tbe
numbers of consolidated commands just
twelve. This actjon of Gen. Vance gives
three regiments to each brigade, the First
Second and Fourth forming the first bri
gade, while tbe Second will be made op
of the Firth, Sixth and Eighth regiments.
Light batteries D and A have been assigned
to the First and Second brigades respect
ively. While the infantry regiments of the
militia have been increased to twelve com
panies each, a recent order from Washing
ton bta cut down the foot regiments
the regular service to eight companies
Tn reason of this Is that In tbe recul
army the cotrpsniet cannot be kent Hi d
a condition that does not bold true of tbe
militia. The cavalry regiments of the
regular army are still composed of twelve
troop each, and nearly all of them have
full ranks, recruits preferlng that branch
of tbe service to any other.
Clover After Clover. .
The common remark among tanners
that clover will not succeed sown on a
clover and date from the time when'
wheat wua tliun sown n alternate years
with clover between. It wus common in
those day t. plow nudur a growth of
clover, which made tbe soil too light and
porous for clovor rat-ding next spring. It
ab generally ramie too heavy a growth
of grain for best urtccesu of the clover
catch. It ia the unfavorable mechanical
condition of aoil that a clover aod makes,
rather than any exhaustion by the clover
ttaalf, widen binders the new catch.
When tbe winter is rainy, so as to thor
emgUy pack the aoil, clover seed suc
ceeds well, though even then it may b
Injured by drouKht before the clover has
become thoroughly established. But a
heavy sod plowed just before wheat sow
ing often does not break down until tbe
subsequent summer beats cause it to rot,
and the changes it makes at this time in
th surface soil soon destroy ths newly
semhwted clovor seeds. American Cultivator.
EXTKACT OF TALK;
Being a Dose of pdmen Con
GEAY DENOUNCES THE FORCE BILL,
Una Sar'-.lun. of Which It Particularly
Obuoxloaa to Him A Meuber of tha
Boom Offers a Bit; Bet Predicting- a
Deficiency Senator Stanford' Coot
monta on Hie Scheme for Making
Money Kaay to Borrow Official Doe
- laratlon aa to tha Tariff.
WASHlNOTOJf ClTT, Dec 6. It seems
that the policy of the Republican in tha
senate is to let the Democrats talk, them
selves out, a so far not a Republican bas
spoken on the election bill. Gray made a
speech yesterday. He said that "notwith
standing the sneer" uttered by tbe presi
dent of the United States as to tbe objec
tions of those who opposed tha bill, there
were those on bis side of the chamber and
throughout the country who believed that
the bill was one that threatened the integ
rity of American institutions, state and
uational; that it was fraught with tba
greatest danger to the future prosperity of
the whole country, and that it menaced
the liberties of the people of all the states.
A Qucvtloa of Jnriadlctloii.
Taking up tbe fourteenth section of tbe
bill, which gives jurisdiction on election
matters to United Stat courts and iudirt.
6ray argued that such extra-judicisl duties
could not be imposed by congress upon
courts and judges, and he fortifled bis ar
gument by quotations from the decisions
or the supreme court.
George suggested the question whether
lr the powera descnlied in the fourteenth
section were judicial, they could be con
ferml on a board of canvassers, and
wnerner.it they were not judicial, they
coum ue conierrea upon a circuit court.
Roar Asks a Question.
Gray thought that ttie question was a
strikinu elucidation of the doctrine wbich
he liAtl been endeavoring to develop and
dincusM. If the powers were judicial,
it was beyond the competence of congress
to confer them upon a board of canvassers;
and. if they were not judicial, they could
not oe conferred upon the court.
Hoar asked Gray whether he held that
a state legislature could not authorize a
board of canvassers to count vote and de
clare the title to an office, and provide
further, that there might be an appeal to
the judicial power to revise and con
trol the action of Buch board.
Gray repliud that the correct answer to
the question would deiiend very largely on
the constitution of the particular state.
Provocative of Itebelllon.
Coming to the section wbich provides
that a supervisor of elections (to be select
ed as a "discreet" man) may make a house
to house visitation to inquire as to the
names, politics, nationality, etc., of its
male inmates. Gray said: "In all the
measures which provoked and goaded our
ancestors to resist the tyranny of the
British king, there was none that ap-
proacueu tne infamy ot this provision:
and, moderate as I am in all my concep
tions ot my duty as a citizen and a man
law abiding as I have always been, and
respectful to the powers that be, I say now
that, when this supervisor knocks at my
aoor, i pray uotl that 1 shall be at borne."
I the Clause In or Out?
Hour explained that this clause was in
the bill by a mistake. The committee had
truck it out. A discussion followed as to
the advisability of striking it out of the
substitute, tdmunds defending it, and
urging its retention. Gorman moved to
hare the bill reprinted. Xo action was
taken on Uorman's motion, and Gray still
retained the Moor.
THE PROBLEM OF MONEY.
Stanford Answers some Objection to His
Farm Mortgag Scheme.
Washington- ClTT, Dec. 6. In an inter
view yesterday Senator Stanford, of Cali
fornia, snid he was not in any sense a can
didute for the presidency, although he did
intend to call up his farm mortgage bill
Said be: "It lias been said that I am using
that bill to advunce my presidential aspir
ations. .Nothing could be further from
my purpose. I felt satisfied when I pre
pared the bill that it would create antag
onism and that it would inj. e me in the
estimation of a good rsauy conservative
men who do not understand the snbtect
L nut i oeneve it contains a proper nrinci
uiu luruisuen Lue means witnout cost
to the government of supplying the people
wuu sucu an amount oi circulating me
dium as the couutry demands. A full
supply of money is as necessary to the
business affairs of the couutry as a full
supply of tools are necessary to a mechanic
to prouuee tbe best results.
Tha Borrower "Pay the Freight. "
"An objection to your plan," was inter
jected, "is the expense to which he kov
eminent would be put in securing the
proper quarters before loaning the money
on farm mortirares."
"That is not a valid objection. The ex
pense may be borne by the borrower, not
by the government. It is always custom
ary for the borrower to pay the legal costs
connected v. ttn tbe transaction.
"Another object of the bill" Senator
Stanford went on, "is to furnish money
in sucn quantities tbat anybody who de
serves credit may have it. For example, a
farmer may borrow money, giving his
iaua as security, witnout needing it.
A Development of the Idea.
"My intention is that he, in turn, may
lend it to bis equally deserving but less
roriunate neighbor, who has no collateral
That is practically the position occunied
by the national banks, and 1 see no reason
why private individuals should not have
the same privilege."
Reverting again to the question of the
presiuency. he was asked: "You tav. sen
ator, tbat you are not a candidate. What,
in that case, will you do if tbe people of
your state insist upon presenting your
"I should say." Stanford reolied. "what
I said in lW-that I do not want my name
presenteu to any presidential convention.
and that I do not want to be put in the
wise position or being a candidate when I
am not one."
I'selem C'uatoma Dletrlete
WASIHSGTOX ClTT, Dec. tt -6 dMer vising
Special Agent Tingle, of th treasury de
partment, in bis annual reporT to Secre
tary Wiudom, states that in fifty customs
distHr'tS And IMirta tha ATnanuua .vnu,!.
the receipts, and in twenty there Were no
iimever. uia autte oi anuirs
Is accounted for by the fact that the chan
nels and methods of commerce have been
completely changed by the introduction of
steamships and railways. Iu the report
tilt Btjirtlinff annniniMmdiit tu mu.lu l.n
half of the prepared opium used in this
sountry during tbe past six years has been
THE PENSION DISCUSSION.
Docker? Figures Out a Defiulency of 37,-
74,737 in 18DK.
Washington City, Dec. 6. The debate
on pensions in the house yesterday was
tolerably lively. Onthwaite said the bill
would lack 132, 834,000 of being enough,
and Dockery produced a utatement of rev
enue and expenditures, which showed a
deficit on July 1,1888, of $3T,B74,737, with
out allowing for any deficiencies except
those for pensions. On tbe other hand tha
Republicans declared that when tbey con
trolled legislation the pension appropria
tions were generally in excess of require
ments. Peters -of Kansas made un ex
haustive argument to prove the sufficiency
of the appropriation.
Democrat and tbe Alliance.
He also took occasion to do a little nre-
lieting as to the effect on the Democracy
)f the Alliauce movement. He conceded
;hat the Itepublicaa party in Kansas had
run acainst it and had been overthrown.
It bad rts-eived a black eye. Laughter.
But the time was coining when the cvclona
aould strike the Democratic states. It
was now being entrenched in Texas
and Missouri, ami in lfc3 gentle
men who were relying upon the
Alliance boats would lind that their
boffts had disappeared, -as the Repub-
lican majority bad disappeared in Kansas, I
He wanted the Fifty-aecond congress to 1
pass the sub-treasury hill I laughter, the
free coruaire btU (cries of "We will, and
the am-vlce pension bill; and unless bis
Democratic friends would do all that they
would And that the wave of the Farmer's
Alliance would sweep over them, and
wipe them from the face of the earth.
" Offer to Back Hta Judgment.
. Biggs of California said tbat when Mor
row stated thai thera . would b E0
eiency, he stated what he knew waa not
true. And in order to back his judgment
he (Bitfgs) would bet Sg,0G0,00U to $100.
Laughter.) On motion of Dockery of
Missouri an amendment was adopted pro
viding tbat no agent or attorney shall de
mand, receive or be allowed any compen
sation in any claim for increase of pen
sion on account of increase of disability:
It is estimated that this will save 5, 000,000
to the pensioners within the next three
years. -. -
To Facilitate Penalon Work.
Washixctox ClTT, Dec. 8. -Assistant
Secretary Bussey has directed the commis
sioners of pensions, with a view to greater
efficiency in the adjudication of claims tin
der the old law, in case where no attor
ney has been employed, to detail a compe
tent assistant chief of division, with such
clerical force as may be necessary, to ex
amine all such cases on file. Those found
complete must be placed on the completed
flies, and where not complete claimant
must be fully notified as to what evidence
U required to complete their claims.
Cooper Still After ftauro.
WAsfflXiiToN ClTT, Dec. 6. Representa
tive Cooper, of Indiana, who introduced
the resolution last session for tbe investi
gation of Gen. Raum's administration of
the pension office, and who conducted tba
prosecution of the matter before the spe
cial committee, will soon introduce an
other resolution providing that tbe scope
of the iuquiry into pension office methods
be broadened so that it will include the
entire operations of the pension office.
The Tariff Policy Announced.
Washington- City, Dec. 8. An infor
mal secret session of the ways and means
committee was held yesterday, at which
the Democratic members were informed
tbat it was the desire of the Republicans
to pass a bill correcting the omission of the
tobacco rebates section of the tariff act,
but that the majority did not propose to
allow this bill to be made the basis for an
attempt at Reneral tariff revision. ' The
Democrats asked time to consult.
The Conirreealonal Brief.
Washington City, Dec. 6. In the sen
ate yesterday several bridge bills were
passed and the federal election bill waa
The house, after debate, passed the sen
ate joint resolution to issue arms to North
and Sonth Dakota, Wyoming and Ne
braska, with an amendment including
Montana. The pension appropriation bill
was debated further and passed.
Only Want 9,000,000 for Leveea.
Washington- City, Dec. 6 Among the
petitions presented to the senate yesterday
was a memorial of the Merchants' ex
change of St. Louis, urging the passage of
the bill to appropriate y,ouo,00u to levee
the Mississippi river.
Ofera to Sell Silver.
Washington City, Dec, 6. The treas
ury department yesterday received offers of
l.OSO.OOO ounces of silver, and bought 225,r
(NO ounces at prices ranging from $1.04
New National Bank In IUinoia.
Washington- Citt, Dec. . The First
National bank of Mount Carmel, Ills., cap
ital o0.000, was yesterday authorized to
ft Result in a Chicago Firm Making aa
Chicago, Dec. . The directors of the
Chicago Safe and Lock company, of which
B. H. Campbell was president and flnan
rfal backer, decided yesterday to close up
:he business by placing it in the bands i f
n assignee Clarence E. Burley, of tba
law firm of Norton, Buriey & Howell. Tba
tssets of the concern are estimated at
Pti3,000 and the liabilities at ri4,0iO,
showing tbe firm to be solvent. The di
rect cause of this step was Mr. Campbell'
mysterious disappearance a week ago,
ince which time no clew as to bis where
abouts baa been received.
He Provided the Money.
As the support Mr. Campbell alwara
lave tbe company was withdrawn and bis
family was not in a position to apply
funds of the estate to this purpose, even if
they wanted to, the directors decided that
an assignment would be tbe best plan for
all concerned. Consequently contractors
were notified, consignments coming to th
firm stopped, and tbe 150 employes paid
off, leaving the company with only a few
creditors, chief among whom was B. H.
The Brazilian republic has been ofBcially
recognized by Germany.
The wife of Speaker Peel, of the British
house ot commons, died Friday.
A boa constrictor paid a visit to Wall
street Thursday and created a panic among
tbe bulls and bears.
The fund for Gen. Booth's work of im
proving the condition of the English poor
now amounts to $75,000.
Messrs. Armour, Morris and Swift have
made propositions to other stx:k yards
packing firms to locate at Tolleston, Ind.
Robert Lowenstein died at Frankfort,
Germany, Thursday, in terrible' agony
after having been inoculated with Koch'
The president has appointed Romulado
Pacheco, of California, minister to the
Central American state in place of Minis
ter Mizner, recalled.
A poor man named Zuellichau, living at
Dresden, Germany, has been made happy
by the receipt of a legacy of 105,000 marks
from bis aunt, Mrs. Eisner, ot Chicago.
Settlers in the vicinity of Parton, Keith
county, Kan., are in destitute circum
stances and an appeal comes from the La
dies Aid society of Paxtonfor their re
lief. Dulamater JSc Co., bankers, of Meadville,
Pa., assigned Friday. George W. Dela
mater. late Renuhlinun canrlirlatA f..
ernor of Pennsylvania, is president of the
The skeleton of a woman wuu An nn am
the shore of Long Island sound Thursday.
Part of a ahn cluncr ri ti Ivtnu
foot. It was probably that of a drowned
A Tvermir was iiiait I.ts 1 1 a m'tiAt.
public accounts of Illinois Thursday for
the organization of the Ban of London
and Chicago, at Chicago, with a capital
stock of ai.OOO.OUO.
John Rrnoka. rfw.nt.lv -t tMaM.
of Clark county, Ills., Friday returned to
the secretarv of atata hia pmnTTiiaainti iIa.
dining to accept the office. Reason
county commissioners had reduced tbe
salary from 81,2)0 to tSOO.
Edwin R - Woodrinir ia an nlt t,n,;t
who lives near Chapman station, Lehigh
countv. Pa. He dreawa tn iwmnlilii tt,
Savior as much aa possible, call himself
tne propnut r.njan and predicts a relig
ious waid, which will wipe out the Roman
Catholics. ; - '- - -
TllM fWlpml OT-anrl 1iirv ( fl.lii.m. I...
(. . J"- J - .. IVl.U UH
returned indictmeuts against President
Esan. of the CAArnirn Kanaaa Pitir ami a
Paul railway; Freight Agent Miller, of the
T ,; . . -. .
viiicasTo, ourungum ana vuincy, and
Island, for alleged violations of the inter
state commerce law.
Don't Like Harrison's Ton.
London. Dec. 6. The tone of tha nri-
dent of the United State in regard to tha
Bebrinz sea Question has arnnaerl
surprise in official circle here, is having
been believed that the United State
would not inniat nnnn It lnlvr ....in.
ive jurisdiction. The foreign office it ret-
1 . 1 . . . n , , . -,
iccui., uul aenu oinciai intimations are
riven currencv to this e(Trt that IT ........!
will never consent to recognize American
control oi tne waters in question beyond
the usual limit, and that the British will
be nreoared next aeaaon to dHftmcl Rr-iriuk
vessels from seizure. -
M iRhly Approved 6y tha Pope.
1NIKX, Dec. A dispatch from Rome
says that the news of the formal repudia
tion of Parhell by the Roman Catholic
eniscouacv of Ireland baa linen iwelraA
tha Vatican with the greatest satisfaction,
ana that his holiness for the first time in
years, has expressed himself openly in ap
proval of tbe course of the Irish bishops.
It 1 reported that Archbishop Walsh will
soon be summoned to Rome to receive a
cardinal's hat. -.
' Lalx.rKfarn in Italy.
XiONbOX.. Dec ' ft Tha Trlion '
ment will introduce at the incoming sea
,uu u parliament Bevernj important
measure for betterine; the condition of
workingmen, including one to secure a
pension to all aged workingmen.
THE HOCK ISLAND
1 HE HOME RULERS.
Gladstone Hears the Proposals
of the Nationalists.
PiJiNIXL '.EFT OUT OF THE DEAL
r a . 1. U. Decllnee to lonahler Him
.ia in the' Matter at All. br.t Will An.
imnnre What Mare tha. Liberals
"VIII Ofter tor Ireland's lu-llef Tha
)elegat la la America Keuda Noma
tUKa-tloaa Home Klgalllcaut Vtait of
1-.Dn. Dec. 6. The following la all
tbitt is obtainable in regard to the Clancy
coinproiniise: When the CrM deputation
wtited Ujxjn him yesterday, Gladstone
u gested tbat the Clancy resolution be
mi di lied. He objected to any reference
be ng made to tbe differences between
Parnell aud himself, lie was willing to
iitcuss matter having a definite bearing
on the situation apart from any retrospec
tion, but desired no reference, direct or
in irect, to tbe question of l'arnell'a lead-
err hip. He informed tbe deputation of
th decision of Harcourt and Morley not
to take part in the conference, and sug
ges ted that their name be omitted from
th resolution. If these suggestions were
agieed to, be was willing to enter further
Int the subject.
everything M'a Serene.
The delegates reported Gladstone' pro
pa als to the meeting. Parnell presiding.
An amicable discussion followed. John
Relmond moved to rescind the Clancy
res ilution. Sexton seconded tbe motion,
ami it waa unanimously carried. Red
mond moved a resolution authorizing
Leiiiny, Redmond, llealy anil Sexton to
request a conference with Gladstone for
the purpose of representing the views of
the Irish party and requesting an intima
tion of the intentions of Gladstone and bis
col eagues in respect to certain details
connected with the laud question and the
Irh h police in the event of home rule be
ing granted. Sexton seconded tbe motion.
and it was carried with only two dissen-
tiet t votes, those of Barry and Chance.,
Waiting on Gladateme Now.
The meeting adjourned and the new
deputation immediately sought Gladstone,
and imparted to him the purport of the
the resolution. Gladstone convened an in
formal meeting of his available colleagues
in 1 is private room in the house of com
mons. Harcourt, John Morley, Granville,
Arc old Morley and others responded.
Sooi afterward Gladstone intimated
through the whips that a second interview
with the Irish deputation was unneces
sary , tbe resolution aud tbe written state
mei t of the committee having pnt him in
full possession of tbe facts. The house
hav ng risen at 8 o'clock the Parnellites
deci led to postpone a further meeting un
til ti day. At midnight no reply had been
rece ved from Gladstone, but one is expect
Ti e true inwardness of tbe request of
Gladstone that no reference be had to Par
nell leadership is that the "grand old
man" will not enter into any negotiations
rega rding that matter. He considers par
nell out of tbe question entirely and for
ever so far as leadership is concerned.
Harrington has cabled Parnell to stand
firm and assuring bim - that America is
. . .
THE ENVOYS AT CHICAGO.
Layl by for Develonmenta O'Btlea'a
Chicago, Dec. a The Irish envoys
all o' them are still in Chicago, and the
indkatious now are that they will remain
here until the parliamentary party iu
Lone on has decided one way or the other
on tl e question of leadership. Tbey are
now hopeful that the threatened troul-h-s
canl averted and that they will be able
to resume their tour of this country.
vT anted Another Manifesto.
Alilerman Hooper, editor of The Cork Her
ald, ent two urgent telegrams to the en
voys yesterday asking them to send over
another manifesto. In reply they conclud
ed to send a dispatch to the effect that
they have kept silence in order to let tbe
lond on conference proceed without embar
rassment. They ask tbe borne 'people not
to be misled by ill informed people as to
the ( pinion over here, which opinion they
duels re is with them pretty much. They
declare their belief in Gladstone' Ixjiia
fides, and hope thing may be arranged so
as to keep the British Liberals in line, as
their help is absolutely necessary to the
ArrhbUhop Ireland la Town.
An bbishop Ireland paid a hurried visit
to tbv envoys yesterday. He declared that
it wa t only a social one, but he was closet
ed wi ,h them for tha whole time and it
is sail I that his purpose was to talk over a
sort c f counter manifesto of tbe American
Liera -cby a sort of softening utterance
relati re to the manifesto of the Irish hier
The Dahlia Men IMamayed.
Loi Dos, Dec. 6 Advices from London
state hat the report that the Irish dele
gates bad given up their mission in Amer
ica wns received with dismay at the bead
quart srs of the National league, crhere
funds are running very low.
FATAL FIGHT WITH BURGLARS.
Th xundrel Mortally Wound a Young
Man On of Them Caueht.
SlOI X ClTT, la., Dec. 6. William Oemig
was 1a tally shot Thursday nifht by
burglars who entered his father's house.
He and bis father, Chris Oemig, lived
alone in a bouse in the suburbs. Tha old
man li very wealthy, and is supposed to
secret; large sums ot money about Li
residence. The burglars pried open a
door 'vhen young Oemig grappled with
them and a terrible encounter ensued in
tbe da -k. Four revolver shots were fired,
one oi which passed through the young
man' lungs. His father rushed to hi
assistance, was beaten over tbe head and
body -vith a club and bad several rib
broken by kicks. Tbe straggle caused
auch in uproar that the burglars left
without securing anything. Yesterday J.
E. Marine was identified as r.ne of the
burgla a and arrested.
Alleged Train Kobbere Captured.
. SEDA OA, Ma, Dec 6. Detective John J.
Kinney, chief of the secret service on the
Misson -i, Kansas and Texas road, and Capt.
Laflore chief of the Indian territory po
lice, ce ptnred Alex Lewis, a ranchman
and allt ged train robber four mile from
Tulsa, 1. T., Thursday. It is claimed fhat
Twia a nit flvn nt Vi -nun hul1 n .. .1
robbed tu express train on the Missouri,
jutnsas ana lexas roaa at V erdigiil Tank,
L T., Jiine 16, IBM, when a stockman was
killed a ad a news agent wounded.
Five Men Fall 7 Feat.
St. Li Cli, Dec 6. The cable attached
to the t eight elevator in Samuel C. Davis
& Co. t wholesale dry goods house
broke jesterday, and tbe elevator, with
Ave employes on it, dropped a di
tance jf seventy-twofeet. 'All of the
men wi re more or less ininred, but it ia
believed none of the men will die.
1 he Hallway Day Too Long.
LoKDt'K, Dec. 6. The railway workers
of the L' nited Kingdom are petitioning the
various sompanies for a nine-hour day and
an ad vines of wage. Fnps are" be
ing couaibuted by them ti, .tef and Rice,
the sign tl man responsible rjr.r t he Taun
ton disater, it being undenut??t) that ha
8ta te Funds In a Broken Bank.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6. State Treasurer
Buyer ys that the state had tluO.OuO de
posited 1 a 1 he bauking bouse of Dt-lamatcr
to Co., at Meadville, which suspended yes
terday. - He said the state could lose nuth
ing, aa t) ie denosit waa covered by a boud.
BHred Potato for the lriah.
LoSDo i, Dec. 6. -The bill granting
5,000 h t providing seed potatoes in tba
famine threatened district of Ireland
passed th committee stage in tbe house of
common! last evening.
king and refrigera. ;.upanie
City, which recet tiv in into
ieep water, have ditcided to re
mess. The litihillrlit nr 1 I1 -
Jie stockholder will raise' the
it.lfertc. WitllMm Mutinvon . ...1
iewlin were lulled and two ether
cd Jfrtday by belu? ran down t y
a train of
po&i cars at ran ijoibioiu, i. a.
ARGUS, BATUltl)AY: DKCEMUEK 0. 1.U).
lbs White and Colored Conven
. tions Do Not Agree.
rWO IXHARimiOUS tjttxbakces.
rtie White Resolve Cnalterably Agalaat
the Flection Bill. While tha Kerao
Inaorae th Panto Mrwa A Call la
aoed tor a National Coalera-or, hat lb
While Alllaaea Oppu.rd to a -Third
Tarty Th Democracy To- !t the Beav
eHclary of tha Mavemeat.
' Ocaia. Fla., Dec 6. The ck-tnenta of a
split between the white and Colored Alli
ance organizations are contained in two
resolut inns, one adopted by the white Al
liance Wednesday, and the other pending
before the colored men yestenlay. The
white Alliance adopted a resolution em
phatically condemning th Lodge election
bill. Tbey not only adopted it, hut sealed
lb adoption by motion to reconider,and
then lay that motion on the table, thu
making the action unalterable. Th vote
was nearly unanimous, and tha voters en
thusiastic in their condemnation" of tba
Humphrey HrrmB MUtakea.
Notwithstanding tbe statement of Col
Humphrey, printed in these dispatches
Thursday, there is a very decided senti
ment in the Colored Alliance on tha sub
ject of the suppressed negro vote, and at
the meeting of the Alliance Thursday
Bight a resolution was offered condemn
ing the action of tbe white Alliance in
passings resolution in opposition to the fed
eral election bill, because such action ha
no reference whatever to the aim and pnr
posesof the organization and was calcu
lated to check the growth of tbe Alliance.
The Reaolutlna Adopted.
At yesterday's meeting of the Colored
Alliance au amended resolution was unan
imously adopted, urging congress to pass
the Lodge election bilL The principal
change from Thursday resolution is the
elimination of the paragraph criticising
the white national Alliance for tta action
on the same subject.
Down on th Conger Lard Bill.
A resolution was introduced by Dele
gate Patillo, of North Carolina, concern
ing the Conger lard bill, wbich recite tbe
injustice and oppression of the measure
now I-fore congress. "Therefore, favoring
the doctrine of equal rights for all and
special privileges for none, and being op
posed to the abuse and prostitution of the
taxing power of the government and the en
actment of clas legislation by which one
industry is fostered and built up at the ex
pense of another, we protest against tbe
fMwaage of the Conger lard bill, while in
the interest of public health and morals
and to secure pure food and pure drugs,
we favor and p--ay for the passage of the
Paddock pure food bill." The resolution
was unanimously adopted.
Humphrey Mark baruriaed.
President Humphrey was the moat sur
prised man in town when be beard what
had been done. He wa not present at tbe
time tbe action wa taken, and when be
learned of it be could not account for it.
A conference committee of white and
colored Alliauce delegates was at work ail
day trying to agree ou a bisis for united
action. The negroes are wa-y. atl they
demanded full political recognition. U
was finally decided that, the Alliance
should demand a full count and free tail
lot for the negroes aod equal advantages
for them in education and -opportunity for
tall for a Convent low.
The call for a convention at Cincinnati,
Feb. 83 11. to consider the formation of
a new party was signed by about seventy
five Alliance inctubi-rs aiid issued yester
day. It calls upon the "Farmer Alli
ance, the Farmer's Mutual Benefit aaaocia
tion, tbe Citizen's Alliance, the Knights of
Labor, and all other industrial organiza
tion tbat indorse the principle ot the
St. Louis agreement of l-i, to send one
delegate from each congrrwiotial
district and . two from Hie tat
at larg, and each district or
ganization to send not lea than three
delegates and each county delegation not
less than one delegate, to be chosen acced
ing to the custom of each respective or
ganization, to meet in the city of Cincin
natl on Monday, tbe ZinX day of February,
11, at two. o'clock, for tha purpose of
forming a national party, that must decide
who, in this country, ia sovereign, the
citizen or the dollar."
Tha White Alliance Meeting.
At tbe session of the white Farmers' Al
liance, Col. Livingstone, of Georgia, from
the committee on organization, made a re
port which is to furnish the basis for an
ultimate union between tbe national
Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union
and the Fanners'. Mutual Benefit associa
tion, which has an organization with a
large membership in the western state.
Under this proposition the Mutual Benefit
association is still to maintain its separata
organization, but is to be entitled to rep
resentation in the national Alliance coun
cil, and the executive committee of each
organization is to meet hereafter and ar
range tbe details of this union. The re
port wns adopted without dissent.
A mending the Platform.
. Col. Li tingstoite also offered a resolution
providing for the adoption of the St Loni
Alliance platform of Is. Loucka, of North
Dakota, offered aa amendment providing
for the ownership of all railroad and tele
graph liues by the national government.
Livingstone opposed this and offered at a
compromise measure a resolution provid
ing that the liberty to control and operate
all such lines shall rest in the government.
If, after a fair trial of this system it is
found that it docs nut afford the relief de
manded or effect reform in the manage
ment of them, the government's owner
ship shall be complete.
A Provision for Diaclpllna.
Wade, of Tennessee, offered an additional
amendment that all connected with the
Alliance must support the St. Louis and
Ocala platform (amended platform) or
suffer suspension from the order; and, fur
ther, that no candidate for any national
political office shall be supported by Alli
ance members unless he indorses this plat
form, and any sub-Alliance not complying
with these restrictions may be suspended
at the pleasure of the president This was
also adopted, and the w hole plat form, aa
amended, was unanimously a "opted, upon
a call of the roll of the state. .
The platform is the St. I: declara
tion, but the sub-treasuary pum and the
question of independent political action
are not involved in it.
lllce Only bpok for Himself.
Gen. J. IL Rice, of Kansas, who is an
aspirant for tbe People's nomination for
United States senator against In gal Is,
made a speech at the couveutioii, in tbe
course of which bs took occasion to da
lliance the Republican party as unworthy
if sxistencc It bad its origin iu the high
1st impulses of human freedom,, but now
it has fallen from its high estate and ba
some a plunderer. Tbe speech produced a
sensation, and Alliauce men wish it un
derstood that his opinions are.., simply
those of an individual and not indorsed by
the Alliance as a body.
At the afternoon aeas-ion L. L. Polk waa
re-elected president by acclamation. B. F.
Cover, of Kansas, was unanimonalv elect
ed vice president, and J. Ii. Turner, of
Georgia, was elected secretary.
He Give HI Views of tha Effect of tha
Alliaaoa oa Politic.
Col Livingstone was interviewed Tatter.
day as to tbe probable effect on the politic
oi tne country or the Alliance pol
icy if adopted aa outlined tiv Dr. Vienna
in tbe meeting yesterday, and which Wa
nniavorabie to a third party. He said:
"It can't fail to have a niurkud eflw-t It
woulTl commit the Alliauce of the south
almost solidly against a third party, lie
fore) February. ltfiC we ahull hav-a a
L-hitnce to set which one of the two leadiug
political parties will show a willinirncsa to
accede to our demands. There ia nothing
new in the principles of the Alliance plat
form except in the circomstaneea and con
ditions which have brought it into exist-
ence. Clay, Calhoun, and Webster stood
on it, and even Charles Sumner wa not
very far off it. If neither party lis
tens to us, then it will bs time for us to
act independently. We bava no disposi
tion to break down either political party,
but relief must oaitte through uui politi
IHoMV'ff. 1tm J!.
TV. V ; , , . ' - -.
t i .
i ' '
. "No, not while it stands ou ita pn-aetit
protective tariff platform can it aeciir Ilia
Alliance vote of the south. It will hav to
wholly forfeit It present hlentity at po
litical party in order to change that and
I do not am any poaaible chauc of this
coming about." -
Do yon think the Democratic party of
the north wmild join tbe southern Dcnto
crata on an Alliance platform f
"l do. 1 think more, and make the pre
diction that t lie Demirrr.itic national con
vent ion in lK will adopt tbe Ailianca St.
Loni platform in toto."
i 'oL Livingatone ia the recognized lesdr
of the Alliance, and bis opinion may h
taken aa Mihatantially denning the polit
ical position of the southern Alliance,
BIG CHIEFS COMING" IN.
A Coaarll That Will fty Peace ar W
Pink Kihok Anxtv S. IV, c
Father Jute anil Jack Red Cloud hare jtint
returned from their visit to Two Sink
with f ten. Brooke' final mr-aage, Jute
my that Two Strike, High Hawk, Crow
Dog Turning Bear. High Iip EagarPipa,
and Big Turkey w ill be here right away
for a council. IVaoe or war will heart
aettlcd l.y the talk, ami every o-ie await
the arrivals with keenest iut.ivst. Gen.
Brooke l non-committal a to the move
ments f troops, but ailgvnrfa thai a little
more (sieving ill settle the wholo trouble
ait bout bloodshed.
Cattle and Moraea Htoloa.
The agency cat lie ranch has hern buined
and all the horaea and rattle are ia tha
hands of Short Bull and bis nwn. Scnnla
Just rn report the ItMwst on White river
for fifteen miles aa follow a: William Mc
Gaa. twelve horsea, 2J cat tK house and
content; Big Bat, seventy five bora,
thirty-eiicht cattle; John I)avia.m, a large
herd of rattle; Richard Si irk, six
horses, twenty bead of cattle; John Steele,
forty cows and 100 horses; Charlie Cooney,
seven horses, twenty cattle; Yellow Bird,
fifty horses and a herd ot Mil cattle. All
have lost the content of their homes aud
tables. Mrs. Fisher, the Widow t'oooey
and Henry Kern loae everything except
w!ott they are wearing.
THE BfcHRING SEA QUESTION.
A Caaadlaa View mt th Fart of th
Ottawa, Ont, Dec 6. The reference to
the riehring sea question in the preMdent'
message baa canard considerable specula
tion aa to its real purpose. The r-tatrmrnt
that it ! hoped that some arrangement
w ill he effected which wi'l a-stiretoth
United Slates a prierty right derived
from Russia, which waa not dirr-fiardrd
fr more than eighty ers, K regarded a
au Indication that lle United Stale gov
ernment intend holding to ita ordinal
contention of a closed sea.
The Mrlzwm Matted tha Row.
The fact ia pointed to, however, that the
prirperty right waa never disregarded for
eighty years beca'ise no M-iznres were
made, and the question of jurisdiction wa
neer raised until the seizures were made
iu ItsVi. It ia contended that the right
of exclusive jurisdiction was never claimed
until recently, aud that until the scUnrr
were made the Canadian govemiui-ijt had
no ground or reusou for opening the quew.
tkm. it has only lo five yrar sin.T the
aeizurea wi re hrwiin. w hile "a Drt-t of aail
ing vessels of all nation has been killing
acais in lirhrirtg sen for twenty tiva rar.
Thlrty-I Ive Thoaaand for aa Arm.
New York. IVe. Latin I Stewart,
who had an arm by falliug under a car of
the Sixth Avenue Idiiroad roninnv early
in IbsM. waa Thursday awarUcI by
a jury in the United States circuit co-lit.
lNH-larrd the Army a N p'.jmro.
GHF.ST. Dec. 6. -The ! i Catholic
magistrates of tliia city hav, ... lonsl tba
Salv.tt.oit ar.uy to be di-tnii ,.f the
peace, and have fined all lia-liilvr. .H tha
oruiy brought la-tore them.
Tha Wrong Oa.
Puchaw ay Cigar'?
Cleverton Thanks (ufT, pud"). That 'a
a giwal weed. Aren't (puff) you going to
Daahaway (examining the tvmaiuing
one dm ly) No; I think not.
Clever lun Yoa must (puff liaw given
(pulD roe (pnfj, puff) the wrou ina.
What' in a name:-" av-kej Biggs, the
other day, in Iho course of Conversation.
I guess your wifn can tell you," aid
"Wliat do you lueaa?"
"Why. everything you've fot is in he
name, isn't Itr Puck.
t'tllcaoo. Per. 1
Poard of trade oautaliuna In-ria.- wisra
fil intra; Wheat-No. X Hacrmber. opened
nd cloarl January. o;ucd Ifci-
closed -S : touy. opened Vb. ued n-.
Oa-n No. z laft-emb-r, oia-ned 2tc rasad
'SrS Jauaary. often -1 ;o4,-. rl i-et W!jc
May. opeued i", cUm.sl c. tui.-S.x. j
Ufwmlw. oprnrJ 4M'V. ckrvd l.4c; Jai.B
ary, o.enel .iae. t-twe I t c: May, 'a-ni
4.'V. 1 1 I - l ork - iHwiiiTT, ;xi
auJ rlosisl $s.ii; Jai.uatn-. oja-41 tt.i&.
cl ard tkJ.'4l; a'ay. o-.roel : M. chard
$1 t.ics,. li d Ihjcein'HT, oms1 z-Xrn, rmacd
Live stock-The L" til. mi S ock. anU rrp.,rt
the fi.Powuat pris-: ll.iga-liar-rt a-e-ue i
modetateiy tive: i'.d g ades firm: c,iamoa
lots eav; prl-s aMi . ii muteruil change;
lit I it grwlea, ; X.S6a-i.'; muKh laiktn.-. Mti
feVJU: mUel l- ta, 4.TH; beavy pack
ing aud sl-.lppiug lota, ,3uij3i; piga, :.
i-rslu.-e: hatter F:iry ariairator. ZZv7:JHe
per lb dairioa, fine . fresh, J-;'ii-. rnr-h
TMcttngtlock. i . 1 Jc. Kg-js -i rt-i ca tid ed,
haw off. :ic per dus. Ilrvsaed p.iuiiry -lla-,
5Tc per .b. spring t hlr-eriv T tsc: rnoitr a,
Sc; tiUi ka. lil .' 1: turkovv MtlU- ceae.
lor. IViloat-W.aconain. 4 v irr ha; Har
baukvaiKic. Ap;.lr-Illiuoi. greca oooklog,
Uni HI per bbL eating. M t3Ul.
New York, taw, A
Wheat So. Z r 1 wlnti-r c-h. lull,; I la.
cenilier, tl o t; Januury, U:?a. enra
No. 1 mixed cash, .;'; ua l --nilier,
ac; do Jauaar.1 , Kc. (JU.I l uttleady;
No. S imxisl rasii. ""; do ." r-, Siii4c;
co Ma). J s,c. ltve -Nuin nal 14.:'.. '-NuiU
Hal. lJork lltlll: nir, jstn.T.V.-1. " laid
Vrnietid. n ary. .Vs V htm,r rv.
Live Mix k: Cattle- Market ralt d '.iaT
at . a decline of ioc t ho ta aa
all grade iorest t i c-t 1.. Ile M rra,
-.TtiS l.i l Ita bulla ana dr c.aa, . 1 1
A.'. .NlKtjjaii.i Ijimbs-bcii linu; lamb,
weak at a ilectne .f t ; f hes-p, ; 4.iJ x
aJ.H V !. fts; lauiba sS.m .6.T.V II. s No:a
Inally steady; live hug. C Uu.(u (11 . .
Bay rplaad prairie. fkOnAS S
y-Tfiatciy-4W.ouai t. 60.
Hay WHO, 10.0u.
Coal son 1 ia.
Oord WootSsM.O tKO.
A. prominent phyticltn and old army
urgeoa in eastern Iowa waa called away
from home for a few day. During hi
absence one of tbe children contracted a
aevere cold, and hi wife bought a bottle
of Chimb rlain'a Conch R-r--,4. r 1.
- f .V I.
1 Bey. were ao much pleased with the
remedy tbat they afterward used ev
eral boulea at Tarioua timet. He tald
from experience with If. be regarded it at
tbe most reliable nrrnarailna u r
colda, and that it came the nearest of be
g a specinc of any medicine he had
ever aeea. For tale by Ham ft Babo-
Haw ta utae Light.
The man who tell you cnnSdea
tiallv luat what lll 1
- s-oiw juur cowl ta
prescribing Kemp's Balsam thia year. Ia
the Drenarallon of thia l.ki. j:
, ivihm .urg IIWU 1-
cine for cought and colda no expense ia
mmoine oniy uie beat and
purest Ingredient. Hold a bottle ot
Epmn'f It. lu. ... n 11.. . .
1 ."ww " in ugut BUO IOO
through it; a olio bright clear look;
then compare with other reuiedtea. Pnca
GOc and L
Ia th purtult of tha rravi thlnm
hla aM . " .
aat out tha haart and L.i
iypBaurat by delighUul forethought
them. The reaulu obtained ima ik. ,
f Dr. Jone' Bod Clover Tonic far ecceed
it cure dMDerjala. and all I I I I I Fotcavtu
kidney ad bladder " i CZZ .PLPlTIOri
it kv a perfect to -.?, a-"e , 1 1 -i...-- .. , fc.,fc,kMW .
'Jill at tf m- a . ? I law " .'. ' " - lMua
I . , , , , ,. Ia!4 a.-.-... -.aav 1- t
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIE8, '
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Ii alwajs to be foand at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 tnd 117 WfKt .Arnrl CfrAof niVLWDnOT it
i Pocket Cutlery. 1
We have i Table Cutlery. V
( Eilcnca Cutlery. )
Many n-efal articles for tbebouae that ar auitaWe? for Xmtn prtw-nt.
Fall line of mechanics' tool n.l bailJera Lartlrart.
214 BRADY ST.
Hat Jnet openad a at the bnv a'dre wha
. fail Una of
Salt sad to yor awira, 0 atxl ap,
ram auat lo )oar axaauie. $4 Ml a4 p.
Fit and Style Guaranteed.
CaTDoa't forget tbe addiem:
214 Brady SL, Davenport.
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