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THEY HAVE A PLAN.
Senate Republicans Getting
Ready for a Coup.
DEBATE TO EE SHUT OFF SHOETLY.
The Vice IVldt Willing to Adopt Ar
bitrary Mel hod-A w Tork Story
Tfc.t Sort of Re., lngulU ,to fc
Itomorrat'e r.rty-Kfetl ITopoMng t.
M.k- tfc H.. RU, Mor. SlrlDeMlt
Xo Ka.lnewt Done Satnrday in Klther
Hoim A Great Canal Proposed.
Washington- Citt, Jan. ai-The legis
lative day began in the senate on last
Wednesday, the 21s ha, not yet closed,
a no adjournment bai taken place, the
lnterm:ssion of rest being in the shape of
recess. A reces was taken Saturday
evening until Monday at 11 "clock, when
Morgan renamed his speech against the
Cloture rule. The Republicans hare a
plan by which they intend to shut off de
bate on this question either Tuesday or
Wednesday. What the plan is Aldrich
will not disclose, as he does not intend
letting Democrat into his secrets. It is
asserted that Vice President Morton has
braced up and is willfng to adopt any ar
fcitary method suggested by which the in
terminable talk of the Democrats can be
topped. So far Aldrkh has had a major
ity with him, and he expects to have it on
the final vote on the rule.
A Wild and Woolly Romance.
There is little credence placed in the
atory that Ingalls has entered into a com
pact with Senator Gorman, whereby the
fatter will insure Ingalls re-election
through Democratic votes, on the agree
ment that Ingalls will kill the cloture rule
and the elections bill. A story to that ef
fect appeared in one of the New York pa
pers yesterday niornin?. Inall.V pro
nounced aversion to Democrats, it is
agreed, would forever prevent him from
forming any such a treasonable are
ment. The story is to the effect that cer
tain Democratic members o' the Kansas
legislature were ready to vote for Senator
Ingalls on the instructions of the Demo
cratic national committee, which is gen
erally understood to be represented by
Gorman. It is held, the story goes, that
having placed himself on record against
the cloture rule and the federal election
law. Senator Ingalls has met the require
ments of Gorman and the committee, and
"Lat icstru tions have been issued to the
Kansas Democratic legislator to fall in
line for Ir.galL. against the Alliance com
bination. 13 A Tighter Rein in the Hon..
Another story that is current is that
Speaker Reed and his steering committee
Lave come to the eouclusion that the rules
which they adopted at the besinning of
this congress are not so effective or as
stringent as they might be, and they have
decided to amend tuem in some particulars
o as to combat the Democrats in the posi
tion they have taken during the past
week. They Lave grown tired of the con
sumption of time every morning in the
votes on the approval of the journal and
al.-o of Learit g long debates on appeals
from the decisions of the chair. Accord
ingly t'..ey have decided to amend the
rules so that there shall be a limit to de
bate on these appeals.
THE DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
Saturday in Roth Houies Devoted Princi
pally to Talk
Washington ClTV, Jan. 2S. Yesterday
after a brirf executive session, spent the
remainder of the day di-cussing the clo
ture resolution. Senators Stewart and
Morgan spoke in opposition to the pro
posed change in the rules, and Senator
Saunders in favor thereof. Morgan had
not finished Lis speech at 5:15 p. m. w'nen
a recess wa taken until nooa Mon lay.
During tie afternoon Aldrichaske-d uniii
irnnus cc'i-iit to limit debate on the reso
lution. a:;d nam-4 Monday a the day for
tikiiii: a vite on it, but objection to each
requ -st cam" promptly from the D-.-mo-cr.itic
si'le -f the chamber.
The houe sj-nt f.vo hours' time in the
reading and approval of th journal.
Ureckinridge of Arkansas, having de
manded the rending cf the journafia un
abridged form, and a yea and nay vote
having to e taken to secure its approvaL
The naval appropriation bill was then
taken up in committee of the whole, but
without disj.-ing of the bill, the commit
tee ius-, and the Louse adjournei.
AN IMPORTANT CANAL SCHEME,
Cotineetirc Chicago, Dulath and CuiTiIo
by a Miip Channel.
Washington Citt. Jan. The secre
tary of war has sent to the Louse the re
port of Col. Pie, corps of engineers, upon
the preliminary examination for a ship
canal, twenty feet in depth, and a suitabie
width iu the connecting waters of the
lakes lietween Chicago, Duluth and Buf
falo. Col. I'oe submits two estimates for
the promised improvement, one for obtain
ing the depth of tweuty feet. and the other
for a depth of twenty-one fr-et where neces
sary, in localities subject to heavy sea.
Cot of the IiuproTciuenL.
The cot of the twenty f xt channel, he
estimate at ;!,379,0n5, and the cost of the
twenty-one foot channel at ,$?.,.V7. He
recommends that provisions tie made for
securing the greater depth. Gen. Casey,
chief of engineer?, in a letter accompany
ing Col. Poe's report, says that he Ls of the
opinion that these waters are worthy of
improvement by the general government
to the full depth named. This opinion he
banes upon the magnitude of the com
merce using them.
A 'ew Plan to Measure Tanglefoot.
Washington Citt, Jan. 28. For the
purpose of securing the most accurate
method possible of ascertaining the con
tents of packages of distilled spirits for
taxation, the commissioner of internal
revenue has for the last three months been
conducting a series of experiments in or
der to determine whether more correct re
sults may not be reached by weight than
by caliper and mean diameter measure
meets, the system now practiced. All the
correspondence and interviews thus far
had with numbers of the leading spirit
producers in the country warraut the state
ment that they are almost universally in
favor of the change.
The Murderer of Few Tails.
Washington Citt, Jan. 36. Gen. Miles,
in a telegram to Secretary Proctor, char
acterizes the killing of Few Tails and
other Indians, near Pine Ri lge agency
some days ago, att aa unprovoked murder,
and suggests that the civil authorities
prosecute with the utmost vigor the of
fenders, who have been arrested. Secre
tary Proctor baa ioatitated inquiries as to
whether the murder occurred on the gov
ernment reservation; if so, the military
will have control of the case.
A Challenge to Father Craft.
Washington Citt. Jan. 27. Commis
sioner Morgan, of the Indian bureau, haa
written a letter to Father Craft, the
Roman Catholic priest who was wounded
in the battle near the Pine Ridge agency,
asking him. in view of his writings to
religious newspapers, to formally prefer
charges against him (Morgan) so that a
thorough investigation may be made of
the working of the Indian bureau.
The Silver Fool Inquiry.
Washington Citt. Jan. 26. The silver
pool investigation was continued Satur
day, half a dozen witnesses being exam
ined, among them Congressman Dorse y,
of Nebraska The testimony was all to
the effect that the silver pool was a fiction
of the special correspondents' imagination,
and had no existence in fact.
The Inter-Continental Railway.
Washington Citt, Jan. 26. Secretary
Proctor has directed that ten young en
gineer officers of the army be detailed for
duty under the inter continental railway
commission, in surveying the route of the
proposed intercontinental railway.
Troops Ordered from Fine Ridge,
Washington Citt. Jan. iA Orders have
been issued from th- war department for
the First infantry, Coi. Shatter command
ing, which hasbeeu at I'.ue Ri Ige agency,
to return to the:r former stations on the
FATAL ACCIDENTS AT RiRES.
4 Series of Ihciu at .Jersey City Four
Lives I.-!r : O.ie Kvi-iting.
Jersey Cm, X. J.. 2-; The four
story frame tener.v.-rt cn the northeast
sorner of Essex a.:! Greene streets was
gutted by lire Saturday evening. The
building was occupied by six families, and
it was dirTicult torj-c::e tl.cm. D:.e woman
named Fanning dropped lrom a third-sr-ory
window.. She struck au empty piano
box, crashing through it. but escaped with
a broken leg. After the flames l ad been
subdued the firemen discovered the dead
body of John Grosman, who lived on the
top floor. He Lad been suffocated.
Ran Into by an Express Train.
While fire engine Xo. 1 was going to a fire
the same evening, and while in the act of
crossing a railroad track an express train
dashed iuto it, killing the driver, Daniel
Dinan, and both horses. The engine was
overturned and badly wrecked. Dinan's
head was severed and found fully 2i feet
from where his body lay. The fire to
which the engine was going at the time
proved to lie a slight one.
Two Deaths by an Explosion.
Fire Chief Henry E. Farrier was killed.
Fireman McDonald fatally and several
other firemen more or less injured by an
explosion in Bolt Wood's hardware store
on Grove street Saturday night. The ex
plosion was probably caused by a quantity
of naptha that was stored in the cellar of
the building. The loss i about $.1,000.
TRAINS MOVING AGAIN.
The Chicago and Erie Strike a Thing of
Chicago, Jan. 2ft. The strike of con
ductors and train dispatchers on the Chi
cago and Erie railway L over, and trains
are moving again. A settlement was ef
fected Saturday, the men agreeing that
Train Dispatcher Scott should not be re
employed. They also made it a condition
of going back to work that a minor official
at Huntington should be discharged, but
he save 1 the company the trouble by send
ing in his resignation, which reached this
city while the officials of the railway were
considering the matter.
Disgusted with Huntington.
An employe of the company at the
office in this city is responsi
ble i'.r the statement that the head
quarter of tiie Chieago and Erie now lo
cated at Huntington, together with the
repair shops, will soon be removed to this
city. The reason given fur the removal
is that the company i intensely disgusted
at the manifestations of sympathy made
by the citizens of Huntington with the
strikers. Mure thau H) nen are em
ployed by the company in these shop, and
the los will be a severe one to Hunting
ton if the removal is made.
LOOKS PRETTY BLUE FOR NASH.
A Vmin; ijro in Jail for Trj in to -
sasoiuate Hi Rival.
Dks M- 'INKS. Ia.. Jan. 2ft. Two young col
ored men, John Watson and Robert Xash,
court the same girl, and Saturday even
ing both of them put in their appearance
to lay siege to her heart. Watson pos
sesses the greatest staying powers, and
"froze" out Xash. The latter was seen
walking up and down in front of the
house alter he left, but finally disappeared.
Watson left about midnight, and as he
was approaching the door of his employer
a shot was fired at Lira by some one con
cealed in the shadow of the porch, tLf
bullet striking him in the forehead and
inflicting a dangerous wounL Xash was
arrested yesterday, but denies having
done the shooting.
A PLUCKY TENNESSEE SHERIFF.
He Proves as Good and Better Than
Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 26. A des
perate attempt at jail delivery occurred at
Cleveland, Tenn., Saturday. When Sheriff
Duff unlocked the door of a cage he was
seized by two of the eight men confined
therein and a pistol taken from him. A
lamp was knocked out of his hand, and a
desperate fight ensued, one man against
eight. The plucky officer drew another
pistol, and firing began.
A Wicked bat Ineffective Shot.
The prisoner who had Duff's pistol put
it full in the officer's face and fired it. but
the bullet missed its mark, although the
sheriff was badly powder-burned. Duff
wrenched the weapon away and was mas
ter of the situation and locked up the un
ruly inmates of the celL Scores of citi
zens armed with guns and pistols flocked
to the jail, but their aid was not needed.
Jumped Into Niagara Rapids.
Niagara Falls, X. Y., Jan. 2ft. Latt
evening Henry Highland, the keeper of
Goat island, saw a man come on the
bridge and start up the island hill to
ward the falls. The man was intoxicated,
and Highlaud said be would go over to
the main shore with him. Just as they
reached the bridge the stranger broke
away, and, running a few steps, jumped
over the bridge leading from Bath island
to Goat island into the rapids. The water
being shallow the man clambered out on
a cake of ioe and plunged into a swift cur
rent and was carried down out of sight.
He probably passed over the fails. He
is supposed to have been C. E. Stanley, of
A WILL OF IRON.
Strange Case of George Harris,
cf Newbern, Ills.
HE DliTEBMDfES TO DIE PASTEJO.
A It jp-'lea Invalid, He Tires of Suffering
aii Nerves Himself to End It hy Sui
cide by Starvation Extraordinary Ob
sttnay of the So (Terr r No Appeal
Move Him, and for a Month He Hal
Persisted In His Course.
Altos, Ills., Jan. ati. In the little town
of Jvewbern, twelve miles from here,
George Harris lies n a sick-bed from
which he will probably never rise. Last
evening- closed the twenty-ninth day of his
fast wit h the determined man still alive
but he is lingering in a condition of the
most ghastly weakness, stupor and
emaciation. The entire community ie
wrought up over the horrible features of
the case, and Harris' friends and relatives
are moving heaven and earth to save him
from th 3 awful form of self-destruction he
has so desperately chosen.
Snicide by a New Roate.
From his appearance last night, how
ever, Harris has passed beyond the hope
of rescu j, and it is almost certain that he
must son die from the frightful effects of
combined starvation and incurable dis
ease uncer which he is now sinking. When
death d(s come it will mark the close ol
probably the most grim and stubborn
march to the crave ever made voluntarily
by a man tired of living, and George Har
ris' fast will break the record as an in
stance o: a deliberate and prearranged
suicide by a new and jieculiarly appalling
C"aoe and Heginninj; of His Fast.
Harris Las been a hop-less invalid fot
s m time, and on Deec. he announced
his determination to starve himself to
dt ath, and has not tasted a mouthful ol
food siute. He first refused water also,
but was told that thirst would raaked eatb
horrible in the extreme, and has con
sented to drink a little water daily. He
has resid.-d with his sister, Mrs, McDow,
for several years, and despite threats ol
self-destruction, the first intimation had
of his ghastly resolution was when, on the
morning of Dec 28, he ordered his break
fast sent ack to the kitchen untasted.
Re fuse to Reply to Aqeal.
Since tint day no morsel oi food has
parsed his lips, Harris is of good family,
well known here, anil has relatives in high
t-tamiiug in various parts of the state. He
is a Tent.esseean by birth, haviug been
born in tl at state in 147. He will not re
ply to apjeals to save his own life, and the
svene la-t night at the hoa-e if his sister
was oce that can never lie forgotten.
Friends f the tiesjierate aud ob-tinate
man La 1 been gathering admit Lim all
Nature's Vain Struggles.
He lies ia a sort of strange stupor nearly
all the ti. ie, a condition of trance-weakness
that keeps Lim oblivious of his sur
roundings, MI1j 0 the sorrow felt by
hi relat ives and friends at the
frightful fate he is bringing on
him-e'.f. ( Ucasionally, however, the pang
of hunger grow so keen that his sufferings
rouse hici from his lethargy. Then be
gins a struggle between his will power
and hi i raving for food, which is the
most horrible feature of his effort at self-de-tructio
l. The iron will of the man in
variably w ins.
Itfsolvrd on I sinjr Force.
Almost too late iu the strange fast his
friends La e determined to use force in an
endeavor to save Harris' life. He has al
ways t lbtiornly r-fued to al
low a physician ti 1- cr.lleJ aid
so far i;; s Inta sv.SVr-d to pursue
hissuiciJ.i course without h;nd-ia. ive
th it of entreaty and supplication. There
is but littl doubt that he could have U-en
prevented 'rolii starving him-elf to death
had r:i'-.-.:is been adopted Rt::ii" days ago to
forte Lim la receive nourish :nent in some
form. Ir .s now practically too late tc
save Lis lit, .
MOr.E, -R0U3LE WITH INDIANS.
The IZe.ls in Minnesota Getting I'glv and
St. Paui.. Minn.. Jan. -y, The Indian?
of the Red I-ake reservation in Minnesota
are rtjrte 1 to be going wild with the
m-ssia!i d.Tir-e. and letters from settlers at
Thief Hiver J-ails Lave lieen received by
the governt r, nskii-g for protection. They
say the iiiis are making all sorts of
threatening ie:iiOutiatioiis. (jeu. Mullen
and an oiiU: r o the governor's staff have
irue to tl e reservation to investigate.
The Third regiment of the National
guard has l a-n ordered to hoi 1 itself in
readiness to move.
The Squaw Men Fleeing.
P.ku Lake Falls. Minn.. Jan. gr.. A
settler from Thief Kiver Fall, the nearest
settlement ro the Ked Lake I-jiiian reser
vation, can.o into town yesterday and :e
jrfirts tliKt t ie Indians on ttie reservatioi
on hearing of the arrivul of Adjutant
Genera! Mullen at St. Hdare w-re greatly
incensed an l Lave dispatched courie rs to
the Winnebago and White Faith
binds asking them to prepare for
war. fsiiue of the squaw mu are fleeing
into the settlements and their fear has
alarra'd tin settlers irreatly. While
there are less than J,00i Indians at the
Ked Iake reservation, there are about
8.IJU0 Chippe as in this part of the state,
and Alex St. Pierre, a squaw man who
lives near Thief River Falls, reports that a
number of bands from other points have
lately joined the Red Lake bands.
Looks Like an Explanation.
While the threatening attitude of the
usually pe act able Red Lake, Chtppewas is
attributed t the religious craze which
came to thett through the Turtle Mount
ain band in North Dakota, there is every
reason to Ix-lieve that the real cause is
the delay of the government in carrying
out the treaty recently made with
these Indians by the commission ap
pointed by President Cleveland ia
the last days of his administration. Al
though, these commissioners ex Senator
II. M. Kice, of Minnesota; Bishop Marty,
of Dakota, an I Mr. Whiting, of Wiscon
sin complete I their labors more than a
year ago the government has not yet done
what it promised for the Iudian. The set
tlers have laU ly been stealing timber on
the reservation and the Indians have been
prt paring to prevent the timber stealing.
Fih Full from the Cloud.
Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 24 During the
snowstorm he e Saturday countless small
fish were seen to falL They were about an
inch long, and resembled the carp or mul
let. The. greatest number fell on Broad
street. Some were found on Union street
several blocks away. -
We have just received the first shipment of oar nevr etock of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
iWe invite everybody to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVbNPORT, IA-
I Pocket Cutlery,
We have Table Cutlery,
( Kitchen Cutlery
ery, in all
!Fethcr Doalers, ) .
Carpet Sweeper. on neJ
Carpet Stretcher. ) UeB-now
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
Many usefal articles for the house that are suitable for Xmas present.
Full line of mechanics' tooh and builders' hardware.
1323 Second avenue.
CARSE & GO.S',
Always "VSTooir "Toll.
For years we have made a specialty of selling the best Shoes made at Lowest possible
prices. A trial will convince you.
1622 Second Avenue-
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