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AB TAYLOR TALKS.
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A DEAL WHICH NETTED HIM $800.
Owenby Krins His Testimony and Hints
Darkly at a Senator Who Was "In It"
Nome Kcl-Blrd Speeches In th
T . ...
ue. im Hawley's Comments
Thereon-Knrial of the Late Secretary
TVIndorn Simple mnA Impressive Serv
ices Attended by a ftistingnlslied
Washington' Citt. Feb. S.-The special
house committee, charged wiA the silver
pool investigation, continued its hearing
yesterday, Represea tative Abner Taylor,
of Illinois, testified that he was never bd-
vssAHM.W.-.l 1 .
piuo. ucu uy any person and requested to
purchase silver. He badf purchased 43.900
ounces on the 17th of July at $1.00 and
had sold it at $1.12,'; on Aug. 15. He was
sorry be had not purchased more and had
not held it longer. He had no informa
tion as to any other person speculating in
silver. This was his only deal He knew
of no silver pool. His net profit on his
speculation, he said, was about 00. He
was in the habit of dealing in stocks be
fore he came to congress, and he did not
surrender this riht when he became a
Inferred That There Was a Pool.
He inferred from a conversation he had
with Hedi'tibiirsi that a pool of some kind
was bein-j formed to put up the price of
silver. He had introduced a bill in the
house for the purchase of 12,000,000 ounces
of silver after a conference with the secre
tary of the treasury and the director of
the mint. He received his inform it ion as
to the amount of i!ver in the country
from tlie director of the mint. He held no
silver at this time. He had no conference
with any persons owning silver before he
introduced the bill, and knew of no one
that owned silver now. He wanted it re
corded that he bought the silver three
days after the silver bill became a law.
The Way Stories Are Published.
Clunie of California testified that the
story telegraphed to The iH. Louis Repub
lic, that lie had dealt in silver was false.
He hud never bought or sold a train of
silver in hi life. This brought out the
manner in which the story was published.
By the statements of t lie parties named
below it seem that Stevens, correspond
ent of The St.. Louis GUdte-Democrat, told
Moore, of The Republic, that he (Stevens)
"believed"' that C'lunio had bought silver
wlnpon this "belief" Moore had telel
graphed his paper the story Clunie de
aounceu i;s f.-iNe.
And Vnir Here Cume Owenliy.
The next witness was the much wanted
Owenby, and he asked that his at
torney be permitted to be present.
This was granted. Owenby testified that
he lived in New York. Witness was a
broker, nod a--oci:tted with O'Brien &
Clark, of New York. He was acquaint
d with Mr. Parsons, of Wells, Fargo &
Co., and occupied desk-room in his office
in New York. Witness had personal
knowledge of iiersons sneculatintr in sil
ver during the past year. Had seen snch
accounts on the books of Wells, Fargo &
Go. He did not remember of seeing the
name of any representative on these
books. He had access to the books of
ether firms buying and selling silver and
other securities, among them those of the
nanover hank. New York. He had seen
names on this hook. He remembered see
ing a number nf names on their books and
An I'nnamed Senator "In It."
He did not remember seeing the name of
sny senator or representative among them,
but was shown what was represented to
be the correspondence of a senator by Mr.
Donald, cashier of the bank, when they
w -re talking about silver specularioti and
Sue possibility of the silver bill passing,
lionaid picked up a paper anil said it was
the correspondence of (tellimr him
the name of a senator), who was -in it,"
sun woum vote ror the bill. Possibly Don
mid had mentioned other names, he
ould not remember without reference to
lis books and memoranda, which were in
a safety vault in Chicago. He refused to
ay in what vault. He intended to bring
certain lwok.s and papers, but was rushed
off in such a hurry that he did not have
time. He raid he would telegraph for
them. The committee then adjourned.
THE AMERICAN EAGLE SOARS.
Cockrell and Frye Straddle the Itird
with Patriotic Zrul.
WAsniNtiTox Crrr Feb. 3. In the debate
n the fortifications bill in the senate yes
terday Cockrell, speaking in favor of re
ducing the appropriation for gun and
mortar batteries for the defense of New
York And other great cities, declared that
the proposed system of coast defences was
an utter waste of money. Isolated as the
United States was, it could resist the com
bined powers of the entire earth. Let the
nations of Europe combine, bring their
armies and fleets unitedly, and attempt to
find a lodgment on our soil, and they will
be driven back in confusion. We have no
risk to run. Mexico is our friend. The
Canadians are our friends. Suppose they
are oar enemies, what do they amount tot
Canada ioxl for Indemnification.
Frye Not a row of pins.
Cockrell That is so. But yet they do
amount to a great deal. They amount to
an indemnification to the people of the
United Suites for auy possible damiige that
England may inflict upon us. We have at
band Canada as a full compensation, re
muneration and indemnification for any
possible injury that Great Britain may at
any time hereafter do us. There is Can
da, and all we have to do is to step over
and take it and reimburse and indemnify
ourselves; and England knows it as well
as we do.
Hawley Makes Some Comments.
Hawley ridiculed the pretensions that
the United States can whip any other peo
ple on tho face of the earth. H e asked
Cockrell how he would feel standing stark
naked against a man with a magazine
rifle, a revolver aud a bowie knife? Would
be rely on the moral strength of his cause
and his superior physique? There was a
population of 63,000,000 in the United
States capable of supplying the finest
troops that the world bad ever seen; but
in case of an immediate and unexpected
declaration of war they wouhl be what
Wellington called carrion for powder.
What, he asked, would the British nation
care for a square mile of such troops,
armed with rifles that would not shoot
over 1,200 yards.
lie Draws a Woful Picture.
Tie did not want to show the nakedness
of his country, bat it so happened that the
whole world knew that the United State
was absolutely helpless. Great Britain j
COlld assemble in a;rVtf - 4
tuur a fleet at Boston, and in tweu'j
iour hours, perhaps, at Sew York. "What
are von coiner - Ar. tvr.An A a
c u7u j uuu war
vessels in the harbor of New York? They
X irJ inDute or f5O,ooo,O0O or $100,
000.000 on the citv nf XTr . v
York woujd be compelled to pay it. In
....rauumenese -gallant sons of lib
erty" br the inn nnii r rha nan iw -
- i " u v uw, sj oic mui'
lng; but they would not be worth a single
". jcr a oi u s ness. nou cannot defend
mcse ana oiner Harbors, because you have
m moaern guns.
But the appropriation was reduced.
BURIAL OF WILLIAM WINDOM.
His Body Interred la Rock Creek Ceme
tery The Obsequies.
Washington Crrr. Feb. 3. Washington
City was in mourning vesterdav. The d
partments were all closed, flags were at
half-mast and congress did not meet until
2 p. m. Impressive funeral services were
held over the remains of the late Seeret
ry Windom in the Presbyterian Church of
me covenant, tney being preceded bv nri
ate services at the family residence on
Massachusetts avenue. AH the public
ouuuings were appropriately dr&ned with
black, and there was a general air of sol
emnity pervading the whole city.
'o Display at the Funeral.
There was no attempt at disnlav at the
funeral. The only military clement rtres-
ent was the hody-heurers. sixteen members
ot me treasury branch of the national
guaru. Uut there neve- was a larger gath
enng of civilian .u any funeral in the
city, nor a more disi ini-bc i one. Every
HenUx-r of the cibiu-r. nearly every
memoeroi co:it.-, mot o! the depart
merit ofliecr- mid tirr'.s uIht of the
jndicii:ry and of !.. miatic corps
iimu.- up ( ne n,1i:-i..;;k- t li-ut.'f. who fid
lowed the he:..rt Uichtm-it ni:d grave. The
iuncr.il services Weiv i.;i..m led bv lleV
Pr. Hamlin, who u: I a, ly the Episco
! ..iiiini service, ena pronounced a
toucLing eulo .-y r, : i.e deceased at the
euil oi tbe service.
Arrival thf .n. ...
When the cortege reached the cemetery
several hundred old soldiers, inmates of
the sold ierV home, stood with uncovered
heads on either side of the
cemetery and a band of manic, also from
tne nome, p.ayed "Nearer My God to
Thee." The Cllket was IiIiu'hI fi n snnml
canvas while Dr. Hamlin read the brief
services, it was then deposited in its last
resting, and before the grave attendants
began their work the distinguished
mourners UH'l lett the wini. pmt anil -a
turned to the citv. Mrs Wi
juices lnuom oore up bravely under the
ordeal and nothing of
If: tt' t .
the sad ceremonies. The president and
mi i ne members oi tiie cabinet were pres.
ent at the grave.
Some of the Moral Tribute.
The floral offerings were beautiful and
numerous. The nreili.nr. nm! M llu-
rison sent a large wreath of violets and
l:!i.'s of the valky, encircled by a baad of
purple ribbon, crossed with a shuuf r
wheat; th- vice president and Mrs. Mor
ion sent, a oeautuul wreath of English
violets, roses, lilies of f h vuJlov nr.H o
paragus vine: Secretary and Mra Rinino
ster lilies and palms; the secretary of
the navy, a cluster of bride's roses, palms
im asptiragus vines; tne Union league
club, of Minneanolis. a. rrn of mooa uni
lilies of the valley, with a wreath of vio-
arm me inscription at tbe base,
"Kest;" Secretary and Mm. Knslr
wreath of azaleas, roes and lilies with
rem; the go vernor of Minnosota and Mrs.
Werriam, bunch of calla lilies; officerand
cm loyes of register's office, treasury de
nartmenr. m flnrji 1 f aimiU 1 1... ,-An.
. . . . . VICA'V
ury seal, and representation of the scales
SORT OF SURPRISED
Those Who Were So Sore the Supreme
Court Wonld Shot Out John Bull.
Washington- Citv, Feb. 3. There was
something of a surprise in the L'nited
States supreme court yesterday when
Chief Justice Fuller announced the court's
decision ia the Behring sea matter. A
decision was not expected at this term,
but Mr. t'alderon Carlisle, who represent
ed the British government in this city,
was on hand. Attorney General Miller
was alisent at the funeral of Secretary
Windom. The decision was rendered on
an application filed by the Canadian gov
ernment through Sir John Thompson, its
attorney general, for leave to file a sug
gestion for a writ of prohibition in the
case of the Canadian schooner Say ward,
which was libelled by tlse United States
for catchi g seals in Behring sea.
lias I ml mih ted Jurisdiction.
Chit f Justice Fuller announced that the
court had decided to grant the application,
and had directed the Issuance of a rule or
dering the district court of Alaska, where
the case originated, to show cause why the
writ should not be Issued. He said that the
supreme court undoubtedly had jurisdic
tion under section 688 of the revised stat
utes to review by way of prohibition the
proceedings in the case in the Alaska
court. The chief justice suggested that
counsel for the British government set a
time when the rule should be returnable
and after some consultation the second
Monday in April was decided upon.
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
The House Cive the President a Month
to Choose U indom'a huecessor.
Washington Citt, Feb. 3. In the sen
ate yesterday, after routine business, tne
fortification bill was considered and an
amendment to reduce to the appropria
tion for gun and mortar batteries for the
defense of the harbors of Boston, New
York, San Francisco, Hampton E ads, and
Washington City from $1,000,000 to f7.'50,
000 -was agreed to. Other amendments of
minor importance were adopted, and the
senate without final disposition ot the bill
In the house a bill was passed amending
section IW, revised statutes, so a to read,
"Vacancies occasioned by death or resig
nation shall not be temporarily tilled un
der the three preceding sections for a
longer period than thirty days." The pre -ent
law limits the time to ten days, and
the bill b.vi special reference to the ap
pointment of a successor to Secretary
Windom. The senate bill was passed
(with an amendment striking out the ap
propriating clause) providing for the erec
tion of a public building at St. Paul,
Minn., at a cost of (800,000. The house
thenladjoumed. Neither house met until
2 p. m., an the members attended the fu
neral ot Mr. Windom.
Owenby Purged of Contempt.
Washington Citv, Feb. S.J. A. Owen
by, the man from Chicago who knows all
about the silver pool, wss brought bef tre
the bar of the house ytsierday to answer
for contempt in ignoring a subpoena. He
declared himself willing to testify before
the silver pool committee, and was purged
WON BY PARNfiLL.
The Gladstonians Give Him
All He Demands.
LH3EMLS AHEAD OF THE Q. 0. If.
And Ready to Concede What Their
Leader Would Have Withheld, Mors
to His Surprise Policies of the Two
Parties In the Coining Struggle Gea
eral Klertion To Be Held in Canada on
a Reciprocity Issue The Spanish selec
tions Foreign Notes.
Losno, Feb. 3. Gladstone is said to
have given, through Morlev. the
ances ask.fd for by Parnell as to the kind
or nome rule he is designing for Ire-
land. These assurances are, the settle
ment of i he land Question bv the Irish
parliament and the conversion of the royal
Irish constabulary into plain, harmless
Where McCarthy Differs with Parnell.
Justin McCarthy, speakinsr at Livernortl
. - K
said that if the minority of the Irish party
would not yield, the majority might as
wen discard. For his own part he was
prepared to accept a settlAnt making
for peace a id uiron, and tbe sis;ns were
hopefnl Hut a settlement would be arrived
at. As for the land rmestion tli inmcriai
parliament must settle that, either berfore
or concurrently with the adoption of a
nome rule run.
A "urnrine for Gladstone.
It appears that the main noint. nf diflTu.
ence which prolonged the Boulogne con
ferences jn; almot defeated thp fr.-. of
reconciliatiiig the Irish factions was in re
gard to the onstabnlarv. (lltrist. nnn I.-r,
ley and llarc oiirt being unwilling to ngree
that the constabulary, as it is. should be
turned over ro the control of an Irish par
liament, am: l arnen, on the other hand,
insisting that nothimr less nunUmifiini
On taking tie sense of other prominent
uoerals, however, it was ascertained,
rather to the surprise of Gladstone, that
the prevailing sentiment was ia favor of
home rule for Ireland including the con
trol oi the poace as a non-military body.
A 1 irtory for Parnell.
It being made apparent that Dillon,
O'Brien and liill were with Tarnell in re
quiring a substantial assurance as to the
cusracrer tu :i nome rule bill, (ilndstone
made those insurances through Morley.
The result of t he Hartlepool election also
greatly strencthened th fMith nf niH.
stone in the ability of the Liberal party to
give ireianu wnat sue desired. The ar
rangement, he wever, comes too late to get
ril of Parnell. lie has succeeded in again
firmly entrencliiuzhimself i n the AfTwff inn.
of t he people, Mid the virtual concession of
what he demanded has again elevated
him to a place if commanding importance
in me eyes ot t ic English Liberals.
Programme of the Partie-
The Tories at d dissenting liberals are
preparing for a desperate struggle, now
that the hom. rule nroirmmnm ia
vealed, and the indications are that the re
ligious issue wi:i lie a prominent feature
oi aiui-irisri agitation, and that the cry of
priestlv infliieme will he
platform. The Liberals think, however.
mat tins argument will have but little ef
fect, and they propose, as in the Hartle
pool election, t o keep the eight-hour idea
and other demands of labor unions to the
front and not to permit Irish home rule to
as stand the sole issue before the voters.
THE ISSUE JOIINED CANADA.
Parliament Ii"oIved and m fieneral Elec
tion at Hand.
Montckal, Fell. 3. Lord Stanley, at the
instance of Sir John Macdonald, the pre
mier, has dissolved parliament, and Sir
John will apiieal to the country to snstain
his government a- against the clamors of
the LilxT.il party. The policy of the latter
unrestricted ret iprocity with the United
States will be placed tiefore the public,
and if carried, the Conservatives assert,
will reult in ultimate annexation to the
The Conservative Policy.
The Conservatives are for reciprocity
with the United States confined to natural
products, and maintain that any other
measure of reciprocity wouhl ruin Cana
da s manufacturing interests. There is
much excitement, and the Liberals, who
have heen taken by surprise, are not as
confident as the Tories. The nominations
will be made Feb. 26 and the electious
held on March 5
War on the Saints '.n England.
Nottingham. Feb. 3. The dis ent.er in
this city and neighliorhood have declared
a vigorous war against the Mormons. Tlie
ReV. Mr. WArd. an ailti Mnrninn niicuinn.
ary, delivered a fervid lecture on the sub
ject, rsunaay niu-uiat south lormanton,
the strongest Mormon center in F.nglamL
He declared that tin Mormons were as
great nolvsramists as ever A mpriu na ha
added, refused to harbor English crimi
nals, and it was a disgrace to Kngland to
iiow nie .mormons to ureaic tngiisli
Castelar Va lie-Fleeted.
Madrid, Feb. 3. Seuor Castciar was re
elected a member of t he chamber of depu
ties in the election.! held Similar Tn
Barcelona the plect.iiv.iu warn T.. ;,wi
by rioting at many of the polling places.
iue rioters nrwcKed tne olucials guarding
the nollintr stations and unp(ii in nnt
7 ........ . ' . . .... . V V.'.V. IU V. I
ting possession of the ballot-boxes, which
k I I . r . '
njr niiiasnru. nome cu me rioters were
arrested. The returns from t lift lirrivinnu
still continue to show gains for the gov-
No Separate Schools in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg. Man.. Feb.3. The illdcrmenr.
of the full court has iust been irlven on
the appeal of the Roman Catholics from
Judge Killam's decision, which upheld
tbe validity of nrovincinl toirisla t inn nriAl.
ishing separate schools The judgment of
i. . . , .
iuo tun court sustains juuge li.il lam in
The Diva Has La Grippe.
Bristol, Feb. 3. Adclina Patti is lvintr
- j o
very ill at a hotel here. She caught a se
vere cold in crossing the channel between
Dover and Calais. Ir PVnlorioir 1
- - -. . . . . . . ,
who is in attendance, reports unfavorably
Of her condition. Her husband, Signor
Nicolini, is with her.
The Italian Cabinet Crisis.
LONDON, Feb. 3. Disp itches from Roma
say that King Humbert regards tbe retire
ment oi Premier Crispi as inevitable, and
has invited the Marquis Di Kiduni, sec
ond of the four vii-t rinid(.ntjK nf lh
chamber of deputies, to form a cabinet.
The ways aud means committee of the
World's fair directory has decided to
recommend a call for an ndditional 5,U00.
000 to . the fund; making it fl5.0U0.W0 in
We have jaat
ES-We invite everybody
( Pocket Cutlery,
We have Table Cutlerv.
( Kitchen Cutler?
Many usefnl articlea for the
Pull line of mechanics' tools
For years we have made a
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nt oris- jV'. . irVJ. ,
tT;,i ' ' FIrteltT thrMi.li sll WkaK
Parts, mmtni u-m to hfaltr mm tibflHui hstrumtn.
ElMtrt Cnrrsat M lasta.ll. or a. forfait Itwo
CotM IkaWai. Wont aaaoa rar
avbBwtviuvu.a naimmi.i EMICSBH. III.
'or 1 for ciivnUr euntaioiiw
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received the first shipment of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of
to call and examine then.
The Pioneer Clothier and flatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
house that are enitabJe for Xmas present.
and builders' hardware.
CARSE & CO.S',
Always T7ToctTr m7Um&12.m
specialty of selling the best Shoes made at Lowest possible
prices. A trial wUl convince you.
1622 Second Avenue-
NL E. M: CTRRTJVT,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third srenn s.nd Twenty-Cnt St.. Rock Is!nd.
PtSl!k GrOCrC t rtn bs m!4 st iowmt Uric pries. A sbsrs cl psMle
stsnaTsrtarsr of all kmda ot
BOOTS AND 8H0E3-
Oessts18tssvscialtir. BpLrls 4om ssmUj sad prssapUr.
A. SSSSTS rgaaT PSshv1" ' ssflcttsst ...
1118 Beooad Imu, ZttMk Islaad. DL
our new stock of
C Fether Dusters, ) .
We hve 1 Carpet Sweeper,, J Beed
( Carpet Stretchers. S Uemn0W
1823 Second avenue.