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TH15 HOOH ISLAND -ARGUB, TUESDAY DECEMUElt 0. 1SC0.
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ttelee will bo printed over sctitlnnj i wicnatares.
t'orre.pnndfnea elicited rro ererjr tosrasntp
IB Work Islsml roomy.
CdtuM should t lest be allowed tbe
priflleife of naming hii uoceior In the
republlcsD senatorial convention.
Th Aroc trusts there will be no fam
ily row orer tbe little election tbe re
publlcana propose holdin? In this senator
IIox W. H. Gebt seems to bave rcl psed
Into his usual profound silence. Noth
ing bas been beard from bim since bis
dlMiil croak at being defeated for reelec
tion. Tub lion J. W. Bimonson, of Port By
ron, could bare tho nomination fr re
presentative for tbe asking, but happily
for him be knows the difference between
spurlousness and irenuiness.
If there would be any ni rit Mtwhed to
tbe pseudo republican nomination for
representative. Mr piny would entitle
Mr. John Oiborno, of Ziime. to the hoo
or. He came within a few votes of secur.
Ing the nomlnn'on at the regular repub
lican conveniion. but probably he hss
no desire to pope a s the republican clown
ffi are uriritd to tee that Mr. S. W.
Heath, of Biwllng. is grabbing at tbe de
lusive legislative bait rffered by tbe re
publican. Mr. Heath's usual clear-head-eitnesa
and judgment seems to have gone
sadly astray. While tbe noinina ion Is
equivalent to an e ection, a seat in tbe
house doefo't follow In this case. Sir,
Heath should control his ambition to
such lime when an election means some
Tob poor oid Union la being roundly
excoriated by the republicans for tbe
blundering manner in which tbe repu b
lican tickets were pricted at the recent
election. Had Collins been ollitrwiae
entitled lo his seat, he still would bave
been prohibited occupying it by reason
of the illegality of the ballot Mr. South
well would have found himself iu a timl'
lar predicament had he received more
Votes than Mr. Marshbll, but in his case
the Cnlon't stupidity cut no figure.
People wli. have k t;i-t.e for iee cream,
and a liLii.- for iliis clWi is nut altogether
limited tu women, hlmuld try tin: fail of
eating lkto:i- l;rtmu lin-uU with thuir
cream. It U it (Mmhiunt ion that will le
liht nny l.ivir of kh1 living. The other
rjiyht three y iiu; iuo:i UineJ utacjuite
populur rvstatiraut ilon-i town, and when
It cume time fur I'.. -.u to huvo somo dessert
one proposc-l tU:.i tiiey should iry this
novelty. L nfortuuutely,tliu restaurant did
not bave an excellent quality of ice cream
and hr.d no brown bread at all, so the
youn men wuut to itnoiber restaurant
near by where Iwth arc ubtuiimlde. There
la sold there u ioo.st excblleiit ice i-rei,m
which i'. i.ill.'U Italian, thuimsh it mitrbt
Just as well be called K mmii or French, or
anything ele. it l ncii uud yellow uad
Cavorvd with the vanilla Wan, which U
gTOULd up uud sjirinklei! through the
cream, so that It looi..s very rnui u us if iiep
per bad been thrown in i:. A spoonful of
tnu Ice cruarn placed upon tlio eJ e of
slice of Boston tirown breud n mouthful
to lineer over mi l renumber v.Tih oleua-
ure. This c-imlmi.uion is 1..T better liiun
the more common one of Boston brown
bread Ice cream, which is roally nothing
more than ice cream frozen, with tbe
crumbs of brown bread mingled in it.
rew 1 ork istin.
Detection of Clo In Butter.
Dr. Tbonias Taylor, luk-ruacupist of the
United status department of u.jrieulturc,
propoatM the folloniu'j neiv method of de
tectiot; oleo in butwr: Di.snolve in twentv
cubic centiiaetern of petroleum benzine 140
grmns of mixture of oleo find butler. Jleut
ulilfhtly to secure lierfect solution of the
fuU. Casriine and unimitl tixsuu-t may be
readily removed by passim; the liouid
while wurm through lino inunlin. Fill a
test tube with the solution and place in
ice water, in nliout tweuty minutes the
.oleo fuUi will separate from the butter fat
and fall to the but torn of the tube, bcinc in
soluble in cold ' beuzme, whilo the butter
fat will remain in noltuijn in the benzine.
separate tae oleo tat from tli liouid but
ter fat by liitiatlou. Tlio fat recovered
may be soliditicd by mechanicul pn.sure,
piuciuif It Oet ween several layers of bibtv
lous puper to ulMorb the remuininir ln-
zine. after which thn nluet of solid oleo
may be removed from the paper with
paiuito Kime. i lie rjittttir mav lie recov
ured by evaporating the lx-nzlne by means
or sand bath New York Telegram.
fcoollutr a Iliilkr llitritn.
Ahorse car nui; balked In front of the
bniveraaimt enurcn tit Oiot) one evening
and declini-d to trn farther in ti ilinvtlnn
of Greeuvillo. Tho driver, nfter striking
iaa duii vj no uuei, tried several times to
COIUC tllH Hliimld fi,ru.-inl ,.,K..t,
FindluK l could iiot iiavo bin way he
conciuueu nj let tlio liorM! have bia; so
turning the horten' round he attached
them to the other eud of tho car and start
ad toward Frsnkliu square, an eighth of
mile away. The horses made, pood time to
that terminus of the road iu front of tho
Wauroimn house. They were then, taken
to tbe Greeuvillo end of the car and given
another atm. They were fc'iven a free rein,
and passed the L'niversalist tburch at a
rate of speed which promised to makeup
fur tho delay caused by the driver's man
euver. That driver had evidently ancued
with the horse before, and knew just hbw
to calm him down and make bim do bis
beat. Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin,
Cenulno Maine Ilumor.
"He's a horrid wretch, and I won't do no
sech a tblug!" exclaimed an old lady who
had Just come out of tho Aroostook and
who was rldins along the Maine Central
road, bound for Biiruhura station. She
woe asked tho trouble, and then she said
she "Never did see sech a saey feller rt? the
brakemau who had opened the door and
cried out: Buruhum, Burnham, cliange
for Unity, Thorndike, Knox, Brooks and
Belfast. Do not leave your packages nor
umbrellas in the car Buru-um, Burn
uml' " Klie said she had some twisted
doughnut, a homemade cheese, some
homemade nocks und a patchwork quilt
which she wrw bringiua down to lor darter
Nancy, and she shouldn't "burn urn to.'
nobody nor nothuig." Lewiston Journal.
Know no Wao Klisht.
There Is an old story of a man who was
so determined to prove himself in the rh,'ht
that he was always declaring, "I told you
bo." One day his mm, auxious to teach
bim a lesson, runhed into the bouse, crying
"Father, did you know the cow hud eat up
the grindstone.'" "There, I told vou bo'"
exclaimed the old Kcntiemun' "Vou
shouldn't ha' left It in the yard!"-Youth's
An II onus t Man.
Bronson I suppose I may as well charge
np that fcS yon owe nm to profit and loss.
Brokeley-My dear sir, I am a man of
honor. I will pay you that money ir. if I
have to steal it.-ilunicy' Weekly.
The appliance of hydraulic power to the
manufacture of steel aeamlass boato is one
of the latest things in England. These
noatB are thonght to be in every particular
aperior to those made of wood and can be
made at about the same cost.
Dunlin way I have fallen into the bad
habit of talking to myself lately.
Clcverunj I wondered why you were
loofciDjj so boral. Harper' Bazar.
Public Opinion Upholds the In
terstate Commerce Act.
REPOBT IECM THE OOMKKSIOHIES.
Sumo Farts to the Execution of the
Law, and Where It Fall Common Car
riers Inclined to Withhold Important
Evldenre Suggestions for Aniendl tent
Denial of the Report That Kalakana
Wants to Soil His Kingdom National
Washington' City, Dec 8. The an
nual report of the inter-stats commerce
commission, after reciting the various
beariugs and decisions rendered by the
commission, says that efforts to influence
public opinion against the law by those de
siring its ' rejieal have iu large measure
been abandoned, and the principle of the
legation accepted a the settled policy
of the country. Apparently, and to a larjje
extent actually, the law has been obeyed;
hut active and severe competition and the
prevalence of rate wars, have at times oc
casioned violations of the provisions as to
the publication of rates and the prohibi
tion of uujust discriminations.
Mo Help fro ui Hallway Associations.
Nor have the railway associations formed
for the purpose of preventing violations of
the law by any means fulfilled the hopes
of their originator. They do but little
toward preventing rate wars, secret con
cessions iu rates, and other dcmoraliziug
practices. The commission has not re
ceived from the carriers the aid that might
have been ex)ected in preventing viola
tions of the law by their competitors in
the granting of reluttes, etc Influenced
by the fear of offending influential ship
pers the course, pursued is to meet the
illegal concession, not to expose it.
Kniuarrasninonts Complained Of.
The coiiiinisMon is embarrassed by the
circumstance that its finding of facts in
any case before it, as well as its conclu
sions of lnw, are subject to review in the
courts, w here the whole case of law and
fact may be heard de novo and upon dif
ferent evidence from that which appeared
in the hearing before the commission, the
carrier meantime cor.tinuing the course
which the commission hss condemned. It
is sugge.-!ted that the finding of facts by
the commission should lie conclusive with
certain qualitk-ntions. The report says
that the work is too great to be performed
by the commission unaided, owing to the
great extent of territory to be covered,
ud the necessity of having power to con
duct invest i;,'ut ions through special agent
isagaiu tainted out.
- Th Elteet or Rate Wars.
The so hject of rate wars and rate cut
tings is discussed at. length, and the result
ing evils of discriminations and other vio
lations of the law are pointed out. The
suggestion is made that the practice of
rate cutting appears to the public to fur
nish evidence of no light weight that pub
li li. d rates are already higher than they
O'tjjht lo lie. Where the commission on a
hearing before it orders a general reduc
tion of published rates on certain kinds of
traffic to lower figures, which it was quite
clear were already granted in many cases,
the carriers protest that the reduction is
unreasonably low as against them; but
the commission was carefully denied ac
cess lo means of information accessible to
the carriers -alone, by which the question
could be determined.
How Rebates, Ete., Work.
The open and published rates of a car
rier cannot be deemed reasonable when
the carrier is known to grant rebutes, pay
commissions, connive at the devices of
scalpers, and provide a multitude of favor
ites with free passes. The public has the
right, the report says, to be informed of
the existence and extent of these practices
in order to determine whether the pub
lished ratesare reasonable. The action of the
commission iu respect to rates has usually
been to produce equality and prevent dis
criminations, rather than to enforce gen
eral red net iou resulting in loss of revenue.
The railway companies, yielding to the
sng;etions of the commission, have finally
decided upon a uniform classification of
freight to take effect at an early day.
The Long and Short Haul.
The long and short haul question re
ceives long and able treatment. The car
riers are- adjusting their charges more
and more to the requirements of the law,
and complaints against it are becoming
less frequent. Ticket brokerage, or scalp
ing is unsparingly condemned: its injuri
ous consequences to the carriers and their
patrons ore pointed out, as well as its de
moralizing effect npon the public gener
ally. Coinmlsftlonit and Consolidation.
The payment of commissions to secure
tnitlic is condemned as tending to demor
alize freight rates, unjust discrimination,
unreasonably high charges, the depletion
of railway revenues, und "an illegitimate
waste of money from which no permanent
ly good results can possibly accrue." Tbe
constant tending towards consolidation of
different- roads is noticed, and "the com
mission is aware of no existing forces,
legal or otherwise, that are likely to bring
it under control."
Amendments tothe act are recommend
ed providing for the establishment of
throdgh. routes and through rates over
connecting lines, strengthening the penal
provisions of the act, authorizing the com
mission to call for more frequent financial
and statistical reports from the railroads,
and in other particulars looking to the
improvement of the law uud its more ef
NOT A REAL ESTATE AGENT.
Kin KuluLium Muiply on a Hunt for
WasmxcTos City, Dec ft H. A. P.
Carter, minister from'Hawuii tothe United
States, said to a reporter yesterday that
the story from San Francisco to the effect
that the king is here on a mission of an
nexation is the absurd invention of a
space writing correspondent. He said:
l'he king has come to America simply for
his health, and has no idea ai jK'vuncjrig
the annexation idea.
Relieves tu Reciprot.it
"He is anxious for the extension of the
recitirocitv ohm to all t,f tho nrodiw.tu f
the isl ind. audit is, no doubt, on that sub
ject Hint he wants to talk to me. He is a
iir i oenever in tue uenents to be derived
from it general reciprocity and is very
eager to sue it consummated."
The TarirT Mot to Affect HawaU.
. Washisgtox Citt, Dec ft The com
mlttee ou ways and means yesterday or-de--d
n fit-ni-nbV r"vw Vn v.n ,
riding that the tariff law shall not be con
strued to render the Hawaiian reciprocity
treaty inoperative. The Democratic mem
bers of the committee opposed the a tion
DEATH pF "WASH" M'LEAN.
Tho Well-Known Journalist Gathered to
Washington' Crrr. Dee. a wsi.in,y,n
McLean, for many years well-known in
journalism as the proprietor of The Cin
cinnati Enquirer, died at his residence
nere last nijjht In his "i'.Ii venr Mr Slc
Lean had beeu in bad health for several
years, sufferim from
but not until last summer, when he Went
to ueer I'arK in hoties of beneliting his
health, was Lis condit ion T..-i,r,WI
iotis. For several .wombs be has been
confined to his room at his home here.
r or the oast ten on va bin r.,i!fi,.
reanl-d as almost hopeless, and last night
at imlf past nitie the end came. His re
mams -will be interred at Spring Grove
cemetery in Cincinnati.
. The Doins-s la Comrre . . .
Wasiuxctox City. Dee. a in !, ..-
We yesterday the Indian question was dis
cussed again at some length. , The resolu
tion caning on the secretary of the treas
ury for a statement of moneys paid .John
i. Dnvennort. chief an rm-f-.. .. 1
. , .imjiooam,
1 he elections bill was then taken Up, and
Hoar asked unanimous consent that vote
betaken Friday. Gorman objected. Gray
completed his speech against the bllL
vuc uiiuw uie resolution to- discipline
Doorkeeper Minot for refusing egress to
Enloe last session waa tabled. Several
bills relating to the District of Columbia
ncic xuk mil to give a rebate on
IT1MT1 1 1 f t II tikl.U..A ... .. T
. ntvio nan, i wan
paused.- This supplies an omission in the
WUlklUlCJ UUI. -
Paid Oat Over Six Million Dollar. ;
Wauixotos CITT, Dec 8 The treasury
department yesterday paid out for bonds
and silver purchased an aggregate of to,.
800,000. Of this amount 3,0,000 was
paid for 4 per cent, bonds, W1,4j0 for 4 1-2
per cents., and about $710,000 for silver, at
from (LOS to 91.035 per ounce. .
"No Seat; Ko Fare.
Washington Citt, Dec ft. Among the
District bills passed by the bouse yester
day was one regulating the sale of ticket
on street railroads amended by the inser
tion of a "no seat; no fare" provision, and
by providing that eight tickets shall be
sold for a quarter.
A Minnesota Law Sustained.
Washington City, Dec ft In the su
preme court yesterday decision was an
nounced in the case of Holden, convicted
murderer, vs. the state of Minnesota, to
the effect that the Miuneaota criminal
eode of iss is constitutional. . -
Not Worth Improvement.
' Wamtixutov City, Dec. ft Among the
rivers reported by the chief of engineers aa
not worth improving are the Wabash river
from Terre Haute to Lafayette, Ind., and
the Mississippi river at Warsaw, Ills.
THE FEDERATION OF LABOR.
First Tay's Kaslaess of the National Con
vention Gompera' Address. .
Detroit, Dec. ft The American Feder
al iou of Labor met here yesterday in na
tional convention, the president, Samuel
Gompers, in the chair. Welcoming re
marks were made by the president of tbe
board of aldermen, the mayor being out of
the city, and Gompera respouded. The
usual preliminary business of such gath
erings was rapidly transacted and an ad
jouniment taken for dinner. X'pon reas
sembling the president' annual address
was read. He congratulated the federa
tion on their success in the eight-hoar
movement and said that the next industry
to make the demand would be the coal
miners, who will move on May 1 next,
strength of the Federation.
During the year ts federation has es
tablished 74 local branches and the Na
tional Trades union reports 918 local
branches established. Existing branches
have added from 5 to 35 per cent, in mem
bership. The address declares in favor of
the system of national unions of individual
trades. During the year 1,163 authorized
strikes have taken place. Of these 969 suc
ceeded. To failed and 'JS were compromised.
President Gompers refers in commenda
tion to the project of an international la
bor congress iu lSUS, to be coincident with
the World's fair; demands the enforce
ment of tbe eight-hour law in government
work; asks for a suitable federal alien con
tract labor law, and declares for interna
tional copyright and ballot reform.
A tjnesttoa of Credentials.
The time for an hour or two was taken
up with speechmaking, and then the com
mittee on credentials presented their re
port. They decided not to receive the cre
dentials of the delegates from the Central
Labor Federation of New York, but per
mitted i hem to present their cause to the
convention, and allow that body to decide
it. After the appointment of the various
committee the convention adjourned for
THE HOME RULE QUARREL.
Parnell's Opponent Cobble the Best
Keats In the Commons.
London, Dec. ft In the bouse of com
mons yesterday among the first to appear
were forty-one of the anti-Paruellite mem
bers or tbe Irish Nationalist delegation.
These gentlemen lost no time in securing
the most eligible and conspicuous places
on the first four benches immediately be
low the gangway. Their object was to
prevent the Parnellites securing their
usual seats, which were advantageously
placed. Parnell had taken the precaution
to secure his seat by affixing to it a ticket
bearing his name. This, however, did not
prevent Healy, who arrived later, from
seizing upon the seat, and comfortably
MeCarthy Tells Him to "Git."
In the midst of peals of laughter Justin
McCarthy worked his way over to Healy
and warned him forthwith to vacate. The
anti-Paruellites appear to be in the best of
spirits. McCarthy, in the midst of the en
thusiastic cheering of his party, gave no
tice that ou the reassembling of the house
he would call attention to tbe circum
stances attending the trial of Dillon,
O'Brien, and other at Tipperary and
ClonmeL and that he would move reso
lution in connection with the manner in
which the prosecution had been conducted
by the government. The supplemental
Irish bill which provides an appropriation
of S,0nu for tbe supply of seed potatoes to
suffering Irish cultivators went to its
Healy Assumes the Land.
Balfour then demanded that the bill
proridiug a land department for Ireland
be advanced to it second reading. Healy
moved that debate be adjourned on the
ground that the government was treating
the house with contempt in attempting to
force the measure through, without ex
plaining its provisions. Healy afterward
withdrew his motion to adjourn the de
bate, and substituted an amendment
which would have involved the rejection
of the bill. The amendment was defeated.
The bill was then read a second time by a
vote of 191 to 129. Parnell, who had come
in shortly before the division and taken a
seat next to McCarthy, voted with all the
Irish members present, of both factions,
against the bill.
The Secessionists Warned.
The Dublin Freeman's Journal assumes
that the threat of the secessionists to start
a new paper in Dublin, is a threat against
itself. It says that it will be delighted to
welcome the new journal, but warns tbe
gentlemen who may be willing to invest
money in the new paper that the hardest
thing to make or unmake is a good newspa
per, and that the worst time to start such
a project is when the promoters are at the
lowest ebb of their popularity, many of
them hardly daring to show their faces in
Dublin. . -
Notes of the Fight.
Tbe commissioners of Kew Tipperary
have given their adhesion to the anti-Par-neliltes.
It is suggestive in this connec
tion, however, that the fund for the sup
port of the new town is in the hands of
O'Brien' and Dillon, instead of Parnell.
Parnell is to go to Ireland shortly, and
open the campaign. There is a report that
his enemies at Cork will have him hustled
when he arrives there. Parnell will apeak
at Dublin to-morrow.
Tbe latest offer to Parnell i one from
America offering him $75,000 fox a lecture
tour in that countrv. He has declined tn
O'Brien cabled Parnell appealing to him
to make a sucu-estion on whieh t li miin.
try could be saved. Parnell replied: "It is
now too late to rescue tne aecedera from
their false position. I shall be glad to con
sult you on your arrival in Europe."
A Parnell Man to Coma Over.
London, Dec. ft Pamell intends to
end one or more of his followers to Amer
ica to present bis side of tbe Nationalist
dispute to the people, and solicit a contin
uance of their financial support.
STEEPLE CHARLY'S CLOSE CALL.
fie Literally Catches Himself
Fir" to Certain Heath.
South Nob walk. Conn., Dec. ft Charles
Taylor, of Leominster. Mas., widelv
known as "Steeple Charlie." whn has been
here for three week repairing the damage
aone by lightning to the tall asKre of St.
Mary's Roman Catholic church, met with
a mishup Saturday morning that nearly
cost mm nis lire. His escape from an in
stant and terrible death waa miraculous.
An Immense Conner cross, fifteen fw,t hhrh
is to be placed at the top of tbe spire, and
-ateepie cnariie" climbed to the lofty
bclsht. Kb was iust nhnut tn
bis little awing, such as sailor use when
craping a ship's mast, when a rope which
supported one end of the Beat became
loosened and the daring climber dashed
A crowd of people who had been watch
ing his movement sent up a cry of hor
ror, and turned their heads that they
might not see him when he .struck tbe
ground 200 feet below. "Steeple Charlie,"
by a lucky turn in the air as lie fell
through space, caught hold of one of the
halliards suspended from above, and In
this way broke the force of bis fall aa he
evrang himself to a narrow ahelf over a
email, diamond-shaped window naif way
down the spire. There he remained until
bis nerves became quieted, and tben pro
ceeded to hi dangerous labors at t' e tc
t the steer. -
riXISII AT 0CALA.
. i . . . ; .
Yhat Sub-Treasury Proposal
ll Wins Hands Down.
PLaTTOEM aS It WAS ADOPTER
National Hanks to li-t, as Ineosb Tax
.mid a ."W-lKllr Per Capita Clrtrala
tl m Hwmanded A Warm Debate Over
tt rinanelal Ptaak. In Which the "Va
se eked" Htatesmaa Takes Part The
P ace of Nest Meeting Changed to Im-
' dlsnapolis. . , ;
t ALA, Fla.,Dec ftt-The farmers yester
day recommitted themselves to the most
radical of their financial measures with
out reservation. TVy took alarm finally
at t le evidence that outside pressure was
at ork upon them and decided by a big
niaj rity to stick to the policy laid down
at 6 1. Louis a year aio. . Their sub-treasury
bill has been indorsed with new feat
ures added, and souie new demands bave
been added to their platform aa finally
adoi 'ted. This is what it contains:
"Te demand the abolition of national
ban c. We demand that the government
aha! 1 establish sub-treasuries or depositor
ies it the several states which shall loan
mot. ey direct to the people at a low rate of
lute -est, not to exceed per cent. - per an
nun. on non -perishable farm products and
also upon real estate, with proper limita
tion t upon the quantity of land and
mt nnt of mouey. VTe demand that the
a rue ant of the cimlatlng medium be
pee lily increased to not less than $30 per
Thn Other Plai.ks Condensed.
Tie platform further demands laws to
pre ent dealings in , futures, with heavy
penalties for violation; condemns the sil
ver 1 'ill passed last session of congress, and
dem and unlimited fi-ee coinage; demands
lawi prohibiting aliea ownership of land,
and measures to obtain possession of all
land j so owned now, is well as all lands
held by corporations in excess of what they
need for actual use; demands also tbe re
peal of all tariffs oa necessaries, the en
actment of a "just and equitable" income
tax, economy in national 'and state ex
pent it ores, state and ; national cont rol of
railvays, telephones and telegraphs, and
govt rumen t ownership of the same if tbe
abates now existent are not removed.
Pemaads Net Indorsed.
Tl e following demands, which were con
tain. d in the report of the committee,
were stricken out by tbe convention: A
sufrt dent amount of fractional currency to
facil tate exchange through tbe me
dium of the United Mate mails; tbees
tabl shineut of a postAl savings bank; that
all patents shall terminate in ten years
without renewal, and that upon the grant
ing 1 1 the patent tbe KOvernment shall de
vide upon tbe amount of royalty to be as
sesst d for the right to manufacture and
sell such patented articK, and whenever
any person or persons Fbvdl pay said royalty
they shall have the rUht to manufacture
and jell the article patented.
A Proposed A aseadnsont. -
Tie del ate upon the financial question
occu pied almost the entire day. The meat
of tl question waa reached at once by
Iioui ks, of South Dakota, who moved to
ame: id the first plank by making the subtree-'
ury scheme apply to all merchantable
prod acts. Instead of fm-m products exclu
sive! y. Perden, of Te xas, opposed, and ar
gued that such a plan would protect the
manufacturers, and it waa not the busi
ness of the Farmers' Alliance to look after
the Interests of that class. The object of
the committee was to provide protection
for t tie farmer. The manufacturers were
able to care for tbemst-lvea.
Worst Kind of Class Legislation.
Httl, of Missouri, opposed the whole
sche ne. The ground of his objection was
that it was clam legislation of the worst
description. He had advocated tbe Alli
ance principle of equal privileges to all
and ipeeial privileges to none all over his
state. While the Alliance men in Mis
sour favor the St Louis platform they do
not support the sub-treasury bill. They
rega -d it as a violation of the principle
which he had quoted. :
Tha Man VTItliont Soeka.
Jeiry Simpson, of Kansas, the congress
man elect, who doesn't wear socks, said
his s ate raised last year 270, OoO.OuO bushels
of com, which was soid to Chicago gam
blers at 13 V and 14-4 cents a bushel. Bv
the gambling arrangements at Chicago
toe j urcnasers were a tue to dispose of that
corn at 45 cents a bushel. If the gov-
emn ent nsa protected tbe farmer
as it has protected other classes the
farm in of Kansas w ould bave received
the ii largin of 30 cents a bushel Instead of
tbe gamblers. This situation took from
the firmer of Kansas JO0.0UU.0UO. Thirtv
milli ins could bave ben used to lift mort
gage!! which are dm ing farmers from
bonus and the balancetcould have supplied
the difference between poverty and com
fort in their manner of life. The .amend
ment was defeated. -
"Paternalism Baa Mad."
Mc Allister, of Mississippi, did not be
lieve tbe vubtieasury scheme would re
lieve the farmers. It waa paternalism run
mad. He believed it to be not only un
constitutional, but impracticable. It
failed to protect the farmer both in cost
and celling price. It tried to overthrow
the od truism that out of nothing noth
ing a in come, and it w ould take its place
with the South Sea bubble, and it should
be entitled an act to ruin and devastate
the agricultural interests of the country.
The Platform Adopted.
Thore were other speeches for and
agait st the sub-treasury scheme, bat the
final rote waa 7K to V in favor of tbe com
mittee report. Tbe other planks of the
platform were adoptetl with substantial
unanimity. " '
As other Whack at the "Force" BllL
Tht force bill came np once more at tbe
aften oon session, but it was soon disposed
of. WardeH, of South Dakota, moved to
recon rider the resolution condemning the
bilL He contended tiiat the resolution
wss s Democratic measure, and that iw
pass, e would injure tie prospect of tbe
order in the northwest. Hall, of Mis
souri, moved to table the motion to recon
sider. McAllister, of Xiasouri. denounced
the fcrce bill unsparingly as an iniquitous
measure providing for a relit usurpation
of pt wer. Wardell's motion was tabled
without further debate, by vote of 56 to
82. C f those in tbe negative, all but five
are pt rsoually opposed to the bill.
Vtli Meet Next at Indianapolis.
Tbe convention a greet! to accede to the
requeit of the Knigbtat-t Labor that fra
ternal delegate be sent to a political uiu
ferenie. It is understood tbe conference is
for cncnltatior, only, no power being
given he delegates tu take any action.
They v. At attend tbe conference and report
its v commendation -iit the next an
nual col vent ion, or to the national
officer t of the Alliance. The convention
reconc idet-id its decisiua to meet next
year hi Washington City. It was urged
that t) ms delegates would be surrounded by
a swat m of lobbyist and politicians at the
capita t, and that they hsi better keep clear
of sue i corrupting influences, so it was de
cided :o meet in Indianapolis. . ...
The convention deno-mcec. tbe Conger
lard t Hand indorsed the Paddock pure
food b ill and then adjourned sine die.
. A Bescner Badly Stabbed. '
Xev. Yoek, Dec ft Peter Dempsey,
cousin of Jack Dsmpsey, the prise-fighter,
while .mdeavoring to save Mary Alien, a
pretty 16-year old girl, from criminal as
sault', bv two Poles, in 'Brooklyn
Sunday night, was probably fatally
stabbed. Tbe young wuman was stand
ing in the doorway of her bouse when two
men si iced her and were about to drag her
into t je room of one ot them, when her
screen attracted Dempsey. He ran into
the nt Uway and bat t let! with the two
men. ' In the struggle the girl ran into
tbevtr let, where her screams brought two
officer to the spot. They went into the
hallwi y and found Dempsey lying uncon
scious, be having received three knife
wound from the men. The men were
shortlj afterwards arrested.
'.' The Grand Central Station, Cnlcago.
- CHIC mo, Dec ft Kot tea than 15,0utt
people participated last night in tbe for
mal op ming of the Grand Central station,
the ce astruction of which, at a cost ot
nearly 11,250,000, has just been completed
for the traffic of the Wisconsin Central,
North tn Pacific, and C hicago, St. PauV
and K mass City lines. . It was an emi
nently iosmuspoUtan aesemL-Uura; rail
road, residents, milUoealw capita' m,
arcbt at nrioees, V Sanies, J-iO- a
f -, Jt est -
' -ot j.
ONE ON JAY-GOULD.
An Ex j ert Process Server'
rES 'WIZARD OOMEEED AT LAST.
Be Dodges a B amnions far Years, bat Is
Finally Baa to Earth la His Owa Hons
end the Papers Presented H Is Boa
George Slightly Belligerent, bat the
- Wall Btreet King Only a Little Dazed at
the Perfidy or Human Xatare.
Nkw York, Dec ft Gay Gould went to
bd last night in an unhappy frame of
mind. The sanctity of bis borne had been
Invaded, a conference with other magnates
of the "Btreet" had been interfered with,
and he had been served with paper in
damage suit, the service of which he had
I'Mig avoided. PrtH-es serving Is ordinar
ily an easy thing for a lawyer's clerk. The
tuen who are lo lie served anticipate the
Service, and are ready for it. Sometimes,
however, they do not desire to receive the
piper, and then an expert server is called
in. . " . -
4iave It to aa xpert.
Among thoxe who bave reputation for
this sort of work is J. Frank Auborn,
young man whose rosy cheeks and juvenile
air fit him for his unusual calling. He is
of the aire, shape and appearance to don
almost any guise effectively, and he baa
the courage necessary to perform his du
ties. To him waa given the assignment to
erve Jay Gould with a summons in a dam
age suit lirouKht by John Henry Hull
gainst the Manhattan Elevated Railway
company for C5,0t). He was ordered to go
to the wizard's house last night aud de
liver the summons and complaint to bim
If possible. His first effort was a failure.
Came It Over the Wisard.
He then met a couple ot messenger boys
on their way to Mr. Gould. One he in
duced to give up his message and a pop
tion of his uniform.and tried again. When
the process server entered the bouse bo
was ushered to the back parlor, where to
was met by Jay Gould and his son George.
Tbe latter assumed a rather belligerent at
titude, and seemed to be about to resent
the intrusion. But Mr. Gould interfered,
and said: "My boy, what Can I do for
The Papers Served at Last.
"Mr. Goulil," was tbe answer, "I have a
paper here I wish yon. would read." Mr.
Auburn then handed bim a letter, reading
"Mr Dear Sir: As an old neighbor I
bave tried for years to settle the claim
in this suit rather than litigate, but it
seems impoodble. Perhaps a last appeal
to you may do some good.
"John" Hksrv HrtA."
At the same time he handed Mr. Gould
a summons and complaint entered by John
Henry Hull against the New York Ele
vated Railway oompany: the Manhattan
Railway company, Patrick J. Feery, Kar
rick Riggs, William T. Moore, and James
C Fitzpatrick, as executors of John Flts
Jay Feel Somen bat Aggrieved.
This complaint recites that Mr. Hull
owns real estate on Thirty-fourth street,
near Second avenue, which, because of tbe
operation ot the shuttle road there baa
been damaged to the extent of iVUU.
"Don't you think you did wrong to in
vade my homer" asked Mr. Gould.
"So, sir," said Mr. Auborn. "It is a
difficult thing to find you at your office,
and I was sent to give you thU st the earl
iest moment, hence I was obliged to call
Then Jay Gould said: 'I will take this
paper and tieruie iu At present I know
.nothing of the case. I may know more to
morrow. I have nothing to say about tbe
matter at present."
A NATIONAL BANK DECISION. .
The Supreme Court Settles a Point Relat
ing to Taxation.
Waruixgton CITT, Dec ft Justice Har
lan announced the decision of the supreme
court yesterday in tbe case of tbe Central
National bank, plaintiff in error, against
tbe Uuited States. Tbe United State
sued the bank to recover certain moneys,
alleged to be due for taxes on dividends
declared by the bank in 18C7. '(W. '00 and
TO. These taxes were assessed under the
act of 1804 levying a tax of 5 per cent on
ail dividends declared by banks and othet
Principal Piiut at Issue.
The principal point to be settled wta
whether tbe bank could be taxed by ttt
government on 5 per cent, of its dividends
when a state statute prescribed that ft
should turn over to the state 5 per rent, of
dividends declared. The court decides Uist
the tax should be levied, and also that the
bmk is liable to tax on tbe full amount
of dividends declared, notwithstanding
that a subsequently discovered defalcation
showed tbe dividends not to have been
earned. Justice Field dissenteiL
Tbe Second National bank of Connells
Tille, Pa., capital 150,000, bas been author
ized to begin business.
Three hundred Uvea are said to bave
been lost by tbe explosion of a government
powder magazine in China.
Roberts, Cnshman St Co., of New York,
dealers in hatters' materials, have assigned.
Their liabilities are estimated at Sjou.uoa
The strike on tbe B. and O. at Pittsburg
has not spread so far, and the company Is
employing new men to take the strikers'
Harvard students Sunday night raided
the business section of Boston, and car
ried off every out-door thermometer they
Parnell is to embark on a political tour
in Ireland next week, making speeches at
Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Limerick, and
The will of Daniel D. Fayerweather, the
late millionaire leather dealer of New
York, give 2.1U0,0u0 to different college
and (W,OU0 to hospitals.
A dispatch from Rome says that th
cardinal archbishop of Naples has re
moved a priest because he prayed for tbe
king and queen of Italy at mass.
11 Lock was found dead in bed Monday
at Jacksonville, Ills., after a protracted
spree. He was a good soldier during tbe
war, but whisky was bis undoing.
Thomss B. Boyd, a Chicago real estate
ascent, haa sued Tbe Times of that city for
libel in printing an article telling a bad
tory of Boyd's dealings with young women.
The makers of barbed wire began a con
ference in Chicago Monday. They an
nounced their intention of forming a
trust and advancing prices 1 cent a pound.
Ed Fan-is and hi wife, of Atchison,
Kan., left their two children alone while
they went to neighbor's. One child wss
burned to death and tbe other severely In
jured while the parents were gone. .
In an address before tbe Methodist min
isters in Chicago Monday. Mr. Whit pas
tor of the Cumberland Presbyterian
church, made a vigorous attack on tbe
Roman Catholic church and the confro
Some stir was caused in a Berlin church
Sunday by number of the congregation
getting up and going out when prayer
waa offered, according to the emperor's
command, far the safe accouchement of
Congressman Taylor introduced in the
bouse Mondsy a bill providing for the
erection of a new posloffice building in
Chicago on tbe site of the present struc
ture, and making an appropriation of K
ttW.000 for the purpose,
lieutenant Governor Fletcher, of South
Dakota, says there in destitution in seven
counties of that state Brown. Marshall,
McPherson, Campbell, Walworth, Ed
wards, and Spink and he can see no wis
dom In attempting to deny the fact.
Dennis Martin, a negro, killed G us A ron,
whit-, at Roebuck landing on the Yazoo
river, in Mimisnippi. Martin escaped, but
bis fellow negroes - captured htui and
straightway hanged him to a tree just
like the "best citizens" would have done.
- Thinks There Is Ks I' so Lying. .
Chicago, Dec. ft A largely attended
meeting ot representatives of tbe barbed
wire manufacturers of th United State
is being held at tbe Wellington bote! in
this city. When asked the object of tbe
SMsting. Mr. J. W. Getes, of St. Louis, re
plied: "Tbere Is no use of Ivinif to too re
porters. It is o-T - o t -t rn t'-e
MADE A CORNER IN APPLES.
Spoewlaiore Get Optima e Kasnrly the
Buffalo, X. Y., Dec ft Tbe failure of
the apple crop in thia region gave soma
local speculators tbe cue for a venture that
is panning ont big. Lost fall tbe specu
lators went out west and purchased fully
900,000 barrels of apples, which are stored
at point along the Niagara Falls branch
of the New York Central and Hudson
River railroad. Tbey were porch ed
early in the season, principally in Kansas,
Texas, and Missouri, at an average cost of
S3. 15 to I3.8S barrel.
- Expect to Clear Bl a Barrel.
Dealers in Buffalo have optious on moot
of tbe apples, and are in no hurry to sell,
although from ttSOto $4.73 hss been of
fered at points of shipment. Orders have
already been received by the bolder of tho
fruit from New Orleans, Chicago, lltto
biiru, St. Lonia, and other points. Tbe
sp -dilators expect to clear, nnt, at least it
a Imrrel and jsveiiiily more.
The Farmers of Illinois.
HPlilVof'IKLli, Ills., Dec ft Tlie execu
tive committee of the fanners and labor
ers' iiHifemii of Illinois held a protrsct?
session lad night, at which were adopted
resolutions favoriugfree coinage, election
of I'nited States senators by the peo
ple and equal taxation, aa to tha
national government, and as to the state
government uniform text-books, taxation
of mortgages, reduction ot freight and pas
seoger rotes by railways, and tbe Austral
ian system of balloting. The uetion aa
to w ho the F. M. B. A. - meinliers of tl
legislature shall auport for I'nited States
senator was considered, but what wa
done wan not given out.
' Mr at Pittsbarg. Pa.
PlTTsWHO, Ta., Dec. ft Suddenly In
creased prewure of gas in the natural gaa
main supplying fuel tothe Continental
Tube Works company, located on Second
avenue, blew a stop-cork outot the pip
connected with a stove In the m.vhiue de
partment yesterday morning. Watchman
Campbell was seriously burned In bis re
peated attempts to save his employers'
property. Tbe flames got beyond his con
trol and damaged the machine depart
ment, oil warehouse and pattern depart
ment to the extent of fai.uoo. Fully in
sured. Looking After the Vt . ar.
IxiM AS apolis, Dec ft Tbe federal grand
jury met Monday and is making an inves
tigation into several violations of th inter
state commerce lnw in the matter ot allow
iiiK relntes on freight shipment. Several
shipper claim that others have hern al
loHvd heavy cuts by snm of railroads, and
that this kind of dmcriniiiiation has been
going on for some time. Tbe railroad offi
cials say that no difference haa hern made
Irl iwn shippers, and that tbey have sj
fear of an invHstiifaiici'.
Morel Feels Pretty dead.
Nkw York, Dec. ft Kigimr Sued has re
covered from Ibe prostration that affected
him last week, aud finished, Sunday, in a
bright and cheerful tnoo-1 the thirty-second
day of his experiment of farcing
forty-live dnys. He has taken to drinking
Vichy iu addition tocbeaiut' -v. rtuday
he took tweoty-eiifrit ounce '.-.iter and
ice cooil.tned. He also Ih ' -'irytwo
drop of his hunger-deirrnyint;'iiuuiL He
l-l thirteen ounces in wriht.
New Button Msrklss,
lliltvs-.HAM. Conn , Dec. U.-G. aud K
ir. trin. oi NeAt 'vn. owner-, o! p:i-ut that
they claim ill tevo'iiillotiiu; tbe mauu-fin-rure
. f b iiionv li"r tlcvi.led to etab
!i- ha pi in here. The machine w.ll do
ui,, i ,.i f i.r of tbt old ft !.-.. and with
Se 1 :'..r "r -, cct to morn ' mar
- ' ' : .1 Stste
Cat Bis Wife's Threat.
ST. Pai U, Minn., D ft- Ed Finley,
colored, 27 year old, In a jeahms f reoiy
cut his wife' throat yesterday, and
theu knocked her down with a ati-k of
tove-wotsL He then cut bis own thrust
and went to bed. The woman dmd at
once. Finley may recover. Ruth cuius
here mm Chicago.
A Marrow Kseapa.
Strawber Did yon hear about that
man who was found starving on a door
step yeNterday au-rnoon at o'clock?
Jagway No. How did be come to
get in soch a fix?
Stawber He bad just been to a 8
o'clock tea. New York Sun.
K Croat Loss.
Nurse Oh, rua'am, tbe baby's sacked
all tbe paint off that new toy hi uncle
Mother How awful!
Bachelor Uncle Never mind; I didat
pay very much for it. Life.
Cnicso.1, rec .
Hoard of trade quotations to-day were aa
fo lows: Wheat-No. z Drcembrr. oprnea
ekte, c ceed Wjc; J an nary, ouraed Ho,
closed A,c; May. o enej Sc ciosed 7c
Cora No. t December, opennd ftlHo. cloned
HVi Jannsry. opened Mtc , losxd <i; May,
opened &c, closed 61-. tvxts-Xe. De
cember, openo 4JJ.O, cke4 rfc: waaairy,
opened lc. chat 4 4ei May. openrj ftMc
closed 4 '-. fork December, opraei aa
closed. te.iU; January, opened S1U.M-; closed
taUTte May. opened !LN, closed fll.U.
Lard-December, open I aad cLaed S
Live stock -Tbe L'nlon Sutra yards re port
the following prices: Hoes Market opened
fairly active and Drni: prices a.lOo higher;
lifrht grades. . ASH Si; roon packing. AaI
mixed kits, tt.ltfa heavy Backing
and shipping lota, f lsoa.-t-
Prouuco: Mutter-Fancy separator. fTl
f ic per lb; dairies. Snast ires, ta ifct; fresh
packing stuck, hi Ho Es Fresh isM.
loss off. -4c par doc, Draisit poultry Hen.
e.e per lb; spring chickens. 7Ute, roasters,
be; duck-, lo 12c: t- rksys. lofed.c: g ess. A
hc I'uw toes -Wisconsin. er bs;
Burhanks, tomato. Apptss Illlocs greaa
cook las- td.UUtii.UU per bhl; eating. 11.0 iiSjtx
New sV.Mr, Dec. 8.
Wbeat-No t re 1 winter c. aJ.e eXO H;
Decern tjer. $l.tt-H: January, tl "i. f braary.
ti.tlft. Cora No. s lulxs casu, OuVMc;
do Drvember. e do Jan ry. all . Uata
Vulet; No. Z mixed cash, suax; do May.
IS. Kje-DnU. barler-Dnll. He's
Wuiel: mess. Mi.J 81Mi. Lard-4ulct; Jan
ery.to.oJ: r binary. $4:11.
Lrve stock: tattle Market fairly steady
fur all ,ra;l s. puure.t to ba st native steers,
$.-AM lie Is: balls and dry rows.Tl.:
rA Mieep sad lambs. Both sbeap and
' very doll at a use toe ot )a f : shrefk.
4.A...-J V hx: lambs. ,tjeO. Uoaj
-aiarket stndr.uvehogs, it).. NO he.
Oats I; OV
Oetd WoofeSM.O .
A. prominent physician and 4J army
urgeon in eastern Iowa waa railed away
from home (or a few day. During bkt
absence on of the children ooslrscUd a
severe cold, and hi wife bought a bottle
of Cbtab-rlaln'a Ooagk Remedy for it
Tbey wer to much pleased with lb
remedy that they afterwards used sev
eral bottle at various times. II said
from experience with I', be regarded u aa
tbe most reliable preparation In ua for
cold, and that it came tbe nearest of be
log a pociOe of any atedicln hxhad
ever seen. For sal by Harts ft B aba
te n, drogxUU.
Tb man who tell yon conBien
Ually just what will cor your cold la
prescribing Kemp 'a Balsa, this year. Ia
lh preparation of this remarkable madi
cia for cough and cold no exponas la
spared to combine only tbe beat and
purest Ingredient. Hold a bottle of
Kemp' Balsam to tb light and look
through it; notice bright clear look;
then compare with other remedfe. Phee
50c and $1. ,
la tbe pnruit of tha gooa thing, of
bi world wa nrtripat too amocai we
at out tba heart and waituas of world
ly pleasure by delibtfm fctrothoo'ht of
them. The reatilta ootaised fmaa ta aaa
f Dr. Jones' Red dover Tonie far exoael
u cuuraa, neni a.
or-i, r t. I t , l f
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 2nd 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT. IA.
t Pocket Cutlery, )
We have i Table Cntlery.
(Kitrnea Cutlery. )
Many rueful articles for tbe
Fall line of mechanics' toola
214 BRADY ST.
Baa Jsst cswaws a st las aboss sdsrsss ehfe
ss yoar ans seta, tS IS aa4 an.
ta year ansrsia. Ss as aa s.
Fit and Style Guaranteed.
CsTDoal toret the address:
214 Brady St, Davenport.
tce c:li:e saviibs bah
tChartsI r la LalsUss ef nisaet.!
MOL1NE, - ILL.
Ops eatlr rrsss a. U. t T. M . as4 ea Teas
ear aaaereae sisiaes rrees 1 as
mi s.1 An) fWnn.i ts at fk tsts
oi par iat per svaa
Depoaita received la amounts of
(1 and Upwarda.
Ta pill all pmntyef fas Trsstssi Is reia.
alMsto taa sWaesiiars. TV sUnste are ntoais.
t tnm tstissnat saT s4 tie eases. Ulnars
s4 iirrla eases sratacsss kf seselal laar.
Persona W. Wsmstaea. rrssHnst;
es" !, Vkcs riastaeat; C. W. fctsaaawsr,
tsuii . W. Wlnl ic. rerta "ktaser.
C m. skeasnsssav. J. S's a u LiMni.
-41 -- ZZuT
ss.Si isll as t
-THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
In all at ties
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
Lous that are Roitable for Xmas present.
and builders' Lard ware.
OUR MEN'S CALF
BEATS TVTT'Fi WOELD.
CARSE & CO,
1 622 Second Avenue.
M11 ratmh Arcaaa, Dealer I
Wsers mf W. toea a freel esrWtr ei Tor.
H. SIEMON tfc SON,
toves and yinware,
Bailer Baaaer Cookfe a4 Healiag 8urea ax the &tr C4Ur t..
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work
1508 SECOND AVE-, ROCK ISLA.1, U.
TO rrnE Front Vlways.
The Dvtttras(e lia of
-Xa4 laaasoeratle aoteltjr -
Solid Silver and Plated Ware
ale e" tar tfceesl nH tmu m fssi
' l sssn i seem iatv
I Feather Dastrrs, 1
J Carpet Hweeprra. 1
( Carpet Birelcsers. ,hrm
1823 Second avciiiii'
tress sai U e.TH' i. .
DolUay Good coeiprirc
The rioaeer Jesrar of Roi Ialaad.
WMSe Irs Clesee la fit. eUss
sxT scitsas V4SY.