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policy of delay:
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... democratic Tactics in the
OBSTRUCTION TOE BOTH HOUSES,
" Pots In Mt Mom w
torynd S,m Not Through-Nothing
, ... . nonM, Except Approve the
" " ,ne Ranm Investigation
r rrn Mart, hut Develops Noth
ng Very Interesting-Senate Kepnb
llcans Put Off Their Caucus.
Washington Citt. .Tn on t -r.,.
crats continued their policy of delay in the
senate yesterday, and further evinced
juiention to talk the election bill to
death. Geonre. i-hn haa i- ,
. . , , ' ""u several
times already on the bill, again got the
. BWU a lne election bill enme np.
t.c Jor nve nours. He began with
7K,ueot 01 political methods of appor-
"7': .u Connecticut as compared with.
wBiwippi. Alter exhausting the sub
jw-t in txmnecticnt he took it np in the
State Of New. York frnm v -!j
although it was a Democrat ic state on the
popujar vot, but one Democrat had been
Bent to the senAtA -in tnrr.to i
"'""" jmis, LUC up-
portionment being so arranged as to give
th-WiX very lar8e majority in
J InbOMd for s Pnnl.lnn.nt
After a statement of the action of the several
Mates on the subjetrt of negro suffrage (after It
had been imposed on the south), Oeorge re
marked that in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and
WlSCOUain tha nnimHm I - ....1 j .
i 1 ........ unu urcu nuL-uiuim TO
tne people and had been rejected ty large ma-
una Buuwing mat wmie tne people of
those northern states would not have it for
themselves it was good enough for the south
ern states, where there were ten, twenty or
. cp,w,lor every negro m the northern
States. George quoted from the views of distin
guished Republicans in the reconstruction pe-
. w iijc iwpaciiy 01 tne negroeR to exer
ctoe the right of suffrage, and insisted upon it
that neSTO mi (7 raCH was .-.. V
southern people as a measure of punishment
itwuiiiu ana ior party purposes.
Quotations from Thail Stevens.
He read extracts from speeches of Thad
Stevens, Garfield, Boutwell, Fessenden, and
Sherman to show that it was known and ac
knowledged at the very time that the right of
suffrage was conferred on the negro, that he
was unfit to exercise it. "And yet,"' said
George, "we have before us to-day a bill to con
summate the ruin which Mr. GarUold said we
were running on a bill to consummate the
punishment which Mr. Stevens said we de
served, in the shape of negro government.'"
George yielded to Hoar, who moved that the
Sojournment yesterday be till la o'clock to
dy, in order to give senators who desired to
attend the funeral uf Mr. Bancroft an oppor
tunity to do so. Agreed to.
Hawley Asks Some Questions.
Hawley recalled a statement made by "Walt
htll some weeks ago as to several counties in
Mississippi where most of the offices are held
by negroes, and asked George whether it was
true that, in those counties, the negroes were
doing well and were governing themselves.
George replied that, as Fesseuden had said,
they could not do so unless they acted under
good advice. Ee would, however, turn the
question over to his colleagne.
Walthall said that in not one of the counties
referred to had the negroes the taxing power.
But in all of them the negroes held offices that
were consistent with the safety of public and
Hawley Then please let them vote for mem
bers of congress. That has nothing to do with
local government or taxing powers.
One 1'olnt Agreed t'pon.
Walthall They do vote for members of con
gress, and vote peaceably. In the very district
In which these counties (all but one) are situa
ted, there has been a contest going on in the
house, and it has been given out to all the
newspapers that the RepubWan committee on
elections couli find no ground on which to
make a report adverse to the Hitting mcniVr,
Wo is a Democrat.
Hawley Then it is settled that in several
Counties in Mississippi the negroes can vote
and have their votes counted, without danger to
Walthull-If that be the condition, it onght
not to be distrled; and there is no necessity
for a force bill.
George resumed the floor and explained and
justified his own action in regard totbesuffrage
clanse in the constitution of Mississippi. After
having spoken five hosrs. he yielded the floor,
Without having concluded his speech.
SAME THING IN THE HOUSE.
Obstruction Resorted to There with a
Very I'lain Purpose.
The tactics of the Democratic senators
Is plainly being adopted in the house and
the purpose is evidently to delay business
with the ultimate object of defeating the
elections bill. This was made obvious
yesterday when Bland demanded the read
ing of Saturday's proceedings in full in
stead of in the abbreviated form. The
journal being short, its reading consumed
Very little time. Then Mills moved an
amendment to the journal relative to a
refusal of the chair to recognize his mo
tion to reconsider the vote by which Fri
day's journal was approved. Cannon de
manded the previous question and was
recognized by the speaker. A number ofl
Democrats demanded the reading of Mills'
amendment and it was so ordered.
Springer Attacks the Speaker.
Springer then took the floor under the rule
allowing forty minutes debate, after the order
ing of tie previous question, and said that never
before the first sonsion of this congress had a
motion to reconsider a privileged motion
been denied by the presiding officer. In the
last election, he was pleased to say, the honora
ble speaker had recognized the great principle
of the right of the (wopta to rule. The speaker
had said in a speech in New York that this was
a government of the people, by the people, and
for the people, etc.. etc.
The speaker said he hoied the gentleman
would give the house the benefit of the "etc'"
Springer replied that he would print the
speaker's remarks in the Record.
Interpreting the Klections.
Springer said the speaker had put before the
people as a question to be considered his con
duct in making his rulings, which he had
demonstrated as the turning aside of the prece
dents of 100 years, but which he hoped would
be the making of precedents for the next Hi)
years. This question hail been presented to
the American people, and their verdict bad
been one of condemnation of the rulings of the
Rogers rose to interpose a remark, but
Springer did not yield, and the speaker, with
some sarcasm in his tones, remarked that the
gentleman from Illinois did not desire to be in
terrupted. Springer replied that he did not desire to be
interrupted by the chair, but expressed a
willingness to yield five minutes of his time to
the speaker if he desired to say anything.
Iteeil Oiiotes Speaker Itundall.
The speaker made no response to this and
then Bland criticised his rulings, and when he
was through Speaker Reed had several ex
tracts from the journal read showing that Ran
dall, when speaker of the house, had refused to
entertain appeals from, his decisions. Springer
suggested that those refusals were made when
the house was proceeding under specal act, the
provisions of which would not be in force after
a oert&in time. The speaker replied that the
ame rulings must be made in pursuance of the
law which provided that this congress should
expire at a certain time. Springer retorted
that RanrljtTI Vqj v. ? . ...
.:i guvcrueu vy me law,
ow JinepreMet8paker kerned by his'
,rreyBfUf no&dy would deny that
fuse teen l:,:"?"" I chair ? rs-
.wm.. -i ne result or tne
th?;, would discussed before
the people. When the Democrats had put in
MSLvST" -terpretation pf their
, jvepuoucans would go to the Amer-
J25T ? n the i-""" us made, and let the
people determine in 1892 which slda of the
""" Biioum continue In control of the United
otates. Them ii -
. , " fcuimoan, ne saia,
on the other side who would not declare that
uu.e purpose or the filibustering tactics
was to make it impossible to pass the elections
bill in tho hy.nm. At. . .
nvuoo, ii i ut; senate snouiu paas it.
Flower-We accept the issue and stand upon
McKinley-I am glad the gentleman makes
mn nnAn . r -
Flower I do
McKinlev AnI T want on IVA
man from New York that this issue will not
FlOWPr Tt ArwmA T l: .
-m ' " i iuc i ii ui.i iiii parry.
Kmley You gentlemen secured power in
t iv representatives Dy the suppression
Df the votes of thousands and hundreds of thou
sands of citizens. You may have a temporary
victory now and then, but the party which
stands acainst an honest. Mini
. " uuuent
junt cannot long and permanently hold power
E. RTavlorof CthiA
treasonable always, in effect, and nearly
m purpose, and Breckinridge
asked what remedy the minority had when
unlimited debate was shut off. To this
lay ior replied The same remedv na if Tb
bill is passed none at all. Thus the whole
jay was consumed in approving the jour
THE RAUM INVESTIGATION.
Witnesses Have Nothing Startling to Tell
to the Committee.
Washington City. Jan. 20. The house
committee investigating the charges
against Commissioner Raum continued its
session yesterday. Miss Carrie Roush tes
tified that in addition to a letter she had
previously admitted to writinz. she con-
ied several legal papers for the comnanv
at the request of Mr. Tanner, Commission
er Raum's private secretary. The work
was tioue after office hours and altogether
she had not worked much more than an
hour on such matters. Assistant. Secre
tary Bussey said he had permitted Raum
j use nis name as one of the incorporators
of the refrigerator comnanv. but. lnul nn
stock therein. He did not know, as fond
er insinuated, that there were miliums of
dollars of worthless stock in the rnmnnnt'
floating around. Green B. Raum .Tr
testified that a covernment messenger
named O'Donnell took care of his (Raum's)
horse, and was paid for it. Conner wanted
to know how much was paid, and was
ioiu wiRi is was name or his businejs.
The Congressional Brief.
Washington City, Jan. 20. In the sen
ate yesterday an hour and a half was con
sumed discussing a point of order raised
by Gorman, taking issue with the vice
president's ruling last Friday to the effect
that an appeal from a decision of the chair
on a non-debatable question was itself not
debatable. The matter was finallv
dropped, and after the introduction of a
niimberof bills, I he elections bill was taker,
up and George addressed the senate in op-
410111011 10 me 11111.
Most of the session of the house whs
taken up by political speeches aud assaults
upon the speaker by the Democrats for
past rulings. Only one bill of minor im
portance was passed, and at 5 o'clock the
Concluded 3ot to ( wipis.
Washington City, Jan. 20. The pro
posed caucus of Republican senators to
discuss a programme for disposing of the
rule to close debate on the election bill
is off for the present. While no detiuite
conclusion o hold a caucus had been
reached by the Republicans it was be
lieved by many of them that It would lie
advisable to call one for last night. Now
it is stud tiiat there is no nec-sitv forcsu
cus action, the instructions gi?,n the Re
publican members on rules at tie last con ference
being deemed sulliatsas for tlu ir
Status of the Children of Mormon.
Washington City, Jan. 20 The su
preme court yesterday reversed the decree
of the supreme court of Utah in the case
of George II. Cope against Janet and
Thomas Cope, Jr., involving the rights of
George II. Cote, the illegitimate son of
Thomas Cope, Sr., by his polygamous or
plural wife, to a share of Lis father's
estate. 1 he Utah courts had decided that
George II. was not entitled to imv .share
of his father's estate.
Adopted the Levee System.
Washington City, Jan. 20. The house
committee on the improvement of the
Mississippi river has agreed upon a bill
for its improvement by a system of levees.
The bill will recommend that the appro
priation for the improvement be increased
In Favor of the Torrey Kill.
Washington City, Jan. 20. .Senator
Cullom presented yesterday to the senatu
hirty-five petitions in favor of the Torrev
bankrupt bill from alwiut 1,000 prominent
business houses in Chicago.
Kausas City Not as Itig us It Was.
St. Ii:is, Jan. 20. The Chronicle's
Jefferson City, Mo., sjs'cial snys: The su
preme court handed down a decision yester-
lay in the famous Kansas City extension
case. A limit a year ago, the city extended the
limits taking in twenty-two miles of terri
tory. The census was taken under the
extension, and five aldermen were elected
Irom the new territory. The court held
that the extension proceedings were not
according to law, and that the extension
was invalid. All city ordinances passed
since the extension will be invalidated.
The population of the city is reduced about
They Want Healy lo Subside.
London, Jan. 20. llealy's speech at
Edgeworthstown is denounced by both
the English Liberals and McCarthyites,
and all unite in wishing that he would
subside for the present. Gladstone is said
to he hurt at llealy's recent assertion that
he (Healy) had avoided or declined invita
tions to Gladstone's dinner table, and
ilorley is said to have sent a quiet hint to
McCarthy that Healy must be called in
or serious damage may result.
Sullivan to Fight Slavin.
Chicago, Jan. 19. A well authenticated
rumor has it that John L. Sullivan, prior
to his departure for Grand Rapids yester
day morning, affixed his signature to arti
cles of agreement, which had already been
signed by Slavin, for a fight next summer
for the world's heavy weight champion
SHORT A MILLION.
The American National Bank of
IS CHAEGE OF YOUR UNCLE SAM.
The Little Matter of 1,000,000 in Cash
Needed to Pull It Oat of the Breakers
Other Banks Willing to Help It, hot
the Collateral Not Sufficiently Cllt
Edged Kxcitlng Ran on Savings
Bank Which Is Solid.
Kansas City. Mo., Jan. 20. The Amer
ict ji National bank of this city was taken
in charge yesterday by F. E. Marshall, a
national bank examiner for the state of
Missouri. The capital stock of the bank
is 11,830,000. During the early part of last
week it became known to the members of
tht Kansas City Clearing House associa
tion that the American National bank
wai In need of assistance. A meeting of
the association was called, at which a res
olution was adopted assuriug the Amer
ican National bank that upon a proper
shewing assistance would be rendered to
the amount of tl.000,000 or more. A com
mit tee was appointed to be in readiness
to act for the association.
The Collateral Wasn't Good.
At a meeting of the Clearing House, as
sociation Saturday evening the committee
was instructed to examine the security
offeied by the American National bank
and ascertain the amount of money need-
eu. sonuay tne committee, calling to its
assistance National Bank Examiner Mar
shall, examined the collaterals offered as
secuiities for ?1,000,000 or more which the
assot iat ion agreed to loan. The commit
tee reported to a meeting of the associa
tion Sundav niirht. that, tha vll0t.iil.
fered by t he American National bank were
not such as the banks of the association
Would accent. This decision r.1 tho O QUA.
ciation made the failure of the bank inev
itable, and the national bank examiner
thereupon assumed charge of the bank's
Statement of the President.
The president of the A merican VAtionnl
made the following statement vesterdav
The American Vuti.nul tv -
heavy t-hrinkage in business and dejiositf dur
ing the recent, lontf-continued, and almost un
precedented stringency. Our shrinkage was
especially great on account of the large volume
vi coumry nusmess nanaled, and this was
made ntre conspicuous v thA fu,.t t. a
months ago we had several large temporary
1 1 .... . r. . . ... . r
v.it.iii. wunuK me pasi ninety flays we col-le-ted
considerably over a million dollars and
raid off depoKits amounting to nearly two and
a half n Jllions, or about ttiper cent, of our en
tire deposit. About two weeks ago we reached
OUr lowest TVllltf. UTifl BinnA thun ...... i 1., ...
ered. and last Thursday morning we had an
t ruin nix anu were m easier condition
than for nearlv two months with
pect of continued imppovement in spite of the
fact tha certain malicious rumors had been in-
duStriOU-dV Circulate for aomu tinua Dmi.nn,...
depositoi-s and correttpoiulents.
rublicity Caused a Stampede.
A littlf lj.ttT I.TriflTlir nthoi. tliinm a
house meeting was called without our knowl-
eoge, ami me omer oanKS voluntarily offered
us assist am-e if needed. Unfortunately this
Tnoti n tr iMra.TdM twiKIiMv a.
i-ouiiv ij u. OU-llJK 111"
creased rumors, which resulted in a run Friday
and Saturday, and we then applied to the
clearinghouse for the aid which they had of -
icmi. uu . mn nemgan incorporatea organiza
tion they failed to agree upon a plan of assis
tance. Hi ll -oneoueiitlv we in nlilkl tr.
close. Ti. cl up such a business in the
times wiE necessarily involve great sacrifice,
hut there is no douht that deposits will be paid
in full, ar d if the assets are propevly handled
the stockl ioklirs should mt iu-li u .... ...
" P. ' v v.
their original investment.
Deposit Largely Kedured.
No statement of the amount, of ti Mo
bilities of the bank has K-en made, Thev
areestimited at 2.250,000 liabilities: S'A -
500.000 nominal assets. The nrincinul
stockholders of tiieliank reside in the east.
The deposits of the bunk are about $1,200,
0(M). Since Oct. 1 last the deposits havede
creascd from over 14,0(10,000 to the present
amount. It is ascertained that the bank
owes over $!0,0OO borrowed money.
linn on a Savings Bank.
As a res lit of the failure a treat deal of
uneasiness has been cn-iited nmnn r
depositor- of the Kansas City Safe and
Savings lippo-it company, which is in the
same bui dint: with the American V.
tional bank, and was supposed by many
to lie conri"cted with it, and there was a
tremendous run on that institution, which
is the largest savings bank in the statu
and whose oflirers are the most conserval
tive business men in thecitv. The croud
around the building at Eighth mid Dela
ware streets stead i I v increased and Ix.tli
streets were blocked.
An Anxious Miiltitnde.
Manv we -e nresent out. r f euriositv lint
there were hundreds whose pale faces told
why they h id hurried from their work. A
cordon of in ilic.n wits stat ioned nlwuit tlio
door, anl h id gi-eut difficulty in keeping
back the crowd. About 1 o'clock the
crowd was addressed by A. J. Snider, a
wealthy cu ,tle man, and ex Mayor Daven
port, who idvised them to be moderate
and withdraw. They stated that the bank
would pay nil depositors dollar for dol
lar, and if it could not do so itself the
other banks of the city would help it out
as soon as necessary.
The Depositors Iteassured.
Wlieit t.liO uuvinrfa Kntitr nlmuul itc .1 ,h
' ' . u.kua ..'' v. ivn umn a
yesterday afiemoon the large number of
peopie wi;o mil surrounuea its floors were
sninewliat. reassured hv the follrtwinrr no.
- - "j - - " - -
tice pasted Oil the glass: "Payment of de
posits win lie resuml at the bank to
morrow mol-nincr ut U nVlru'lt n Tin. imnb
is legally entitled to sixty days' notice lsv
fore required to pay time deposits, but all
deposits have and will be paid in full on
presentation. There will lie a saving of j
$-'0,000 to t.l e bank in accrued interest
which depositors have forfeited.
Well and Bravely Uone.
St. Louis, .'an. 20. Shaw's school, one I
of the public schools of this city, was
totally destroyed by fire at 10.-30 a. m. yes-
leruay. i wo hundred and ntty children
were in the building when the fire was dis.
covered iu the busement bv the tirincin.-il
Mrs. Mary M uirie. She ran to all the
rooms, ordered recess, and in three min
utes the school was emptied and not a
child was hum. Two minutes afurannl
the flames had possession of the first tioor.
Salvationists Arrested Jor Burglary.
Chicago. Jan. 20. Dan Laird and Dan
Droderick, two Salvation Army soldiers at
the West Indnna street barracks, were
held in $1,500 l onds by Justice LaBuyyes-
terdav mornilis to answer to the charire
of burglary. It is alleged that these -men
witn others broke into the store of Mrs.
Brumhild at 318 West Indiana street And
carried off soma goods. They were sur
prised in the act bv a little crirl. who re
ported them to the police.
We have jast
tTWe invite everybody
( Tocket Cutlery,
We have Table Cutler.
( Kitchen Cutlery
Many u- efnl articles for the
Full line of mechanics' tools
For years we have made a
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received the first shipment of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of
to call and examine them.
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115 2nd 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
in all st les
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
honse that are saitable for Xmas
and buildeis' hardvrare.
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Always "ViToctTr "VlToll.
specialty of 6KLLINO the best Shoes made at Lowe6t possible
prices. A trial will convince you.
1622 Second Avenue-
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Choice Family Groceries -
Cor. Third atenae tnd Twenty-first St., Rock Ielssd.
A first-clisa stock of Groceries tbat will bo sold st lowest llTltr prices. A stsrs of pstoe
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A share of tow patronage respsctfsllT solicited.
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our new stock of
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