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The Latest Named a Man from
AH INTIMATE TEIEXD CF SAREISON
fohn C. Swift, and Why lie l a Proba
bilityView of John C. Xew Chances
The Srimto Sends the I.nbor BUI
Back to vmmittee Fixing Salaries of
the M'erM' Fair romniUsion Officers
in the Iline-Kithin' Income Tax
Scheme Official Notes.
Washington- City. Feb. 9. The New
i'ork Herald's correspondent here tele
graphs his p-ipor as f.lio: There
are good grounds for the belief that Presi
dent Harrison is considering John F.
Swift, of Calif ornia, iu connection with
the treasury portfolio. Mr. Swift is one
of the president's intimate friends. It was
his intention to give him a place in the
cabinet loni; U-fore his introduction into
office and he would have done so had not
lie California politicians urged the ap
pointment of Hnother gentleman, Mr M.
M. Estee, the president of the last Chicago
convention. The president did not want
Mr. Estee and so bluntly informed the
ReaMons for the Selection.
But under the circumstances he felt
that he could wt consistently appoint Mr.
Swift, and he thereupon left the coast out
of his cabinet considerations a'.toirether.
But he took the earliest opportunity of
testifying las regard for Mr. Swift by
nominating him as ministerto Japan with
in 4S hours after his inauguration. One of
the reasons given for Mr. Swift's
M-lectiou tj the cabinet place
is, that while he would represent
the very hot b -d of silverdom. he is per
sonally in full sympathy with eastern
though upon the money fjiu-tiou. In
choosing Mr. Swift as iiiemU-r of his polit
ical hoiisrlii'li! the pre-ddeut would enjoy
the advantage of associating with a life
long personal friend and p., the same time
irive the P.ni.'ic enft'-t n reprnsentative in
his cjibliut eiiiboilyin.4 sound ideas on
New I'ri..i ct Ri-fiTrcil tf.
The Cali.'i rnia politicians Ixlieve that
Mr. Swi;t i . icen already coiimmnicated
wirh by ;;!!. on the subject and that if
he will iircvpt the vacant portfolio it will
be given to l.ii.i. Indiana politicians who
re clo-e to tin- ptvshlent ridicule the re
Vrt that Jo:. n .:. New is to succeed to the
vacant secret a ryhip of the treasury.
They ruitlur and siy that
hf hi.- luver been seriously
thought of l-i that connection. They say
tliat the ; i. si,;, nt refused to give hint the
place t'.M) ye t- ,-t-o. ami thnt he has since
had 1:0 r-a-..:i to regret his refusal. A
prominent Indian i friend, speaking for
the pr-ldent. said last night that the man
who wiiil. 1 take bets against Mr. New
being jriven t!:e place might make a
fortune it he eouM only fzt-t wagers
THE VOTE ON THE LABOR BILL.
Recommit te on 'Wolcott's Moliun as an
Washington City, Feb. . During the
debate Saturday on the bill to pay for
overtime worked by government em
ployes since the passage of the eight-hour
law some very positive opinions regard
ing the same were expressed. Harris said
that the bill could not possibly be put in
any shape that he could entertain the idea
of supporting it. In point of morality it
rose no higher in dignity than the claim of
the highway robber who thought he pos
sessed the power to seize a man's purse,
t'ockrell said the bill had been held in ter
lorem over the senate and house. No
greater fraud had ever leen attempted to
be imposed on a legislative body in the
name of the toiling millions.
Wolcott Comments on Sympathy.
The question was finally reached on the
passage of the bill, when Wolcott said he
fancied that all senators had the same
quality of sympathy with laboring men.
and thought that it was about time to
lave some sympathy with the government.
The bill was an absurdity and he moved it
bo recommitted to the committee on edu
cation. Tl'e motion was agreed to yeas,
27; nays, 24. as follows:
Yeas Allison, Berry, Blackburn, Blair,
Carlisle, Coke, Dixon, Edmunds, George,
Hampton, llarris.Hawley, llisnock, Jones
of Arkansas, Morrill, Plumb, Power,
Pugh, Itauoon, Reagan, Sanders, Sawyer,
Squire, Vest, Walthall, Washburn and
Nays Daniel, Dawes, Dolph, Fculkner,
I'rye, Gorman, Hale, Higgins, Hoar, In
gulls, Kennn, McC'onnell, Mcpherson,
Manderson, Mitchell, Paddock. Pierce,
Quay, Sherman. Shoup, Stew'art, Stock
iridge. Teller. Warren 24.
Blair's vote iu the afTirmitive was given
in order to move a reconsideration.
COMES UP IN EVERY CONGRESS.
The Scheme of a Graded Income Tax
Washington Citv, Feb. &. Fit.hian of
Illiiiios introduced in the house Saturday
a bill to provide revenue for pensions and
other purposes. The bill provides that an
annual tax shall be levied and collected
Upon the annual income of every person
residing in the United States, if the in
come exceeds $1,000 yearly. The tax de
rived from incomes is to be used to pny
pensions and the residue is to la used for
the support of the army and navy. The
ratio of tax is graded from i of one per
cent to !i0 per cent., according to the in
come. Every soldier or sailor who volun
tarily enlisted in the service of the United
States, or may hereafter enlist, is to re
ceive a pension of $100 a year.
Senator Voorhee Seriously lib
Washington Citt, Feb. 9. Senator
Voorhees is ill of a complication of
diseases, rheumatism and heart disease
being the most serious. It is not probable
that be will be in the senate during the
rest of the session.
Senate Kxtra Session Speculation.
Washington Citt, Feb. 8. The publi
cation of a statement that the president
would call an extra session of the senate
after March 4 to consider commercial
treaties, is the main topic of discussion
about the Capitol, and the fact that Secre
tary Blaine was iu consultation with
members of the foreign affairs committee
of the senate for several hours Saturday
serves to strengthen the report. A Re
publican senator and a member of the
foreign affairs committee who is intimate
with Blaine, said that be had no reason to
believe that an extra session of the senate
would 1 called. The president, be said;
h& no such intention at the present time
aid while he might decide before the 4tt
of March to call an extra session, it wa
not probable that he would so decide.
The Congressional Summary.
Washington City, Feb. 9. -The senate
Saturday, agreed to an order that during
the remaiuderoi the session it shall meet
at 11 a. m., sit until 6 p. m., and take a
recess until $ p. m. The eight-hour law
was debated all day and a number of a
mendments to it were agreed to. Then on
Wolcott's motion it was recommitted, but
Blair voted aye and immediately moved
reconsideration. Pending action, the
death of Representative Phelan, of Ten
nessee., was announced and the senate
The house, in committee of the whole
intended the World's fair paragraph in
the sundry civil bill, so a to fix the salary
of the director general at ?7,500, the presi
dent, 5,00; vice president of the execu
tive committee, $4,000; secretary, $3,000;
clerks and stenographers, 1,000. Without
disposing of the bill the committee rose
and the death of Representative Phelan,
of Tennessee, was announced. The bouse
as a mark of respect adjourned.
The Star Takes It All Back.
Washington Citt, Feb. 9. In raer
ence to a story published some weeks ago
in regard to Gen. Miles' aspirations to
wards the presidency and intimations
that his movements in the Indian cam
paign were with a view to furthering a
Miles boom. The Evening Star prints the
following: "The Star is authorized to
state that the announcement of a presi
dential boom for Gen. Miles made in its
columns two months ago was iustigated
find started by one of his worst enemies in
Washington, without any authority
or knowledge of Gen. Miles, and for the
purpose of ttoing him an injury."
A Monument to Spinner.
Washington Citv. Feb. 9. The ladies
"Spinner Memorial association" at their
meeting Saturday night, after electing
oilic .rs, discussed for a while the form
which the memorial will take. It was de
cided to go ahead and raise a fund first,
and in the meantime gather from the con
tributors to it their views as to the most
suitable form for the memorial. An an
nouncement of the purposes of the associa
tion was made. Spiuner was the lirst to
advocate and adopt the employment of
women in the government departments.
Nominated by the president.
Washington City, Feb. '.). The presi
dent sent to the senate Saturday the fol
lowing nominations: To b? survivors of
cu-toni-: C. J. Robb. of Indiana, for the
port of Michigan City, I, id ; Emerson
Ereii.-g... of Tennessee, fur the port of
Me.-np.iK Tenti. To b! collector of cus
toms: X. E. Nelson, of North Dakota, for
the ditri-t of North and South Dakota.
To be judges of Probate, Utah Territory;
J. A. Stark, of Utah, iu Piute county, J.
D. Jones, of L'tah. in Ut ill county.
TIip Indian I Cuming On.
Washington City, Feb. 9. Secretary
Noble held a pow wow with the visiting
Sioux delegation Saturday, at which it
was shown that Mr. Lo has an idea of
ofhcehoMing himself. The two principal
speakers of the Indians, John Grass and
American Horse, Ixtth urged that young
Indians be appointed to minor positions
about the agencies. Tiiey also wanted a
voice in the selection of agents. None
urged the turning over of thj Indians to
the war department.
Irj. If al ford lleroverin.
Washington City, Feb. 9. The wife of
Secretary I la! ford, who was so seriously
ill at Thomasville, Ga., is reported to be
out of danger and expect, to be able to
travel by easy stages to Fortress Monroe,
whence Mr. Haltord is arrauging for her
removal within a few days.
LABOR MAKING THREATS.
A Chicago Orator on NanTnlnn Labor at
the World's l air.
Chicago, Feb. 9. A special meeting of
the Trade and Labor as-emlilv was held
yesterday, at which ths course of the
World's fair directory in not proscribing
non-union labor was vigorously de
nounced. It was said that the working
men belonging to the unions had done
much to secure the location of the fair at
Chicago and subscribed ? '10,000 to the
guarantee fund. Therefore it was re
solved that unless this proscription was
definitely adopted the union working
men should refuse to pay their subscrip
tions. Troops Will I!c Needed.
James O'Connell. the author of the reso
lutions, said iu their support that, though
no definite promises were given by the di
rectors, they had certainly implied that
union labo would be employed. Instead
oft histlie lirst con t ract let was given to
Edmonds & Hayes, the contractors, who
were more opposed to union men than
almost any others in the city. He would
teli the directors if I hey were going to
erect all their buildings wit li non-union
labor th-y would require several regiments
of soldiers to guard them wiiil"; they were
Tilings Topper Can't I'nderstand.
B ST. )N, Feb. 9 An O lnwa special to
the Herald says that S:r Charles Tupper
said that he could not understand Secre
tary Blain -'s motive f,,r saying that he
had not received ( ';i..i.j.Vs proposal for
reciprocity, as he. Sir Ciia. le.,, knew that it
had lieen banded by S:r Julian Paunce
fote to Mr. Blaine accompanied by a strong
expression of provnl on of her
majesty's government Nor could be
understand how it was po-sihle for Mr.
Blaine to deny that t he initiatory sug
gestion came from Wi'siungtou City.
It Was the Same Old Circntar.
DUBLIN, Fen. 9. Several Irish bishops
have written to their clergy in the s snie
tone as Archbishop Wal-h, warning them
against the National league methods of
Harrington aud Parnell. Harrington has
replied to Archbishop Walsh. He says
the archbishop misjudged the circular is
sued in ltehalf of the League. The circu
lar, he states, is the same as that issued
Five Stores liurned.
Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 9. Early yesterday
five stores burned in the central part of
Perrysburg, ten , miles south of here.
The buildings burned were Wolf's dry
goods store, Schlatter's harness bhop,
Yearger's grocery and dry goods store,
Cromley's bakery, and a millinery store.
Loss estimated at t30,000, with insurance
to two-thirds the amount.
A man named Burton, of Shenandoah,
la., ran away with the wife of Charles E,
Ray, and stole the rig of W. H. Smith to
elope in. He had sot been caught at la
Only Dent -icrats Voting for Senator A
Visit from Jerry Simpson.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 8. Bills intro
duced in tie senate Saturday: Prohrbit
ing pool-felling and book making; re
quiring two-thh-ds of the property owners'
names to a petition for special assessment
for improement; increasing the, mine
inspecting districts in the state. In
the house sn Australian election bill was
introduced Carmody, of Cook, offered a
resolution declaring that members unnec
essarily abtent are not entitled to pay; re
ferred. Ctrtis, of Jo Daviess, offered a
resolution declaring entitled to vote any
oue who has been in the slate one year, in
county 90 days, and the election district
So days neM precedin? me election. The
significance of the rt-solutioa is that it
says "male or female."
There w is no quorum in the joint as
sembly, all the Republicans, nearly, having
gone home, and the F. M. B. A. n.en being
absent. Tw a ballots were taken boi h, 101 for
Palmer, .'erry Simpson, of Kaas, the
Soekless" ttateman paid the legislators a
visit yesterday. He conferred with the
F. M. B. A. men on the general Alliance
situation. Later he made the acquaint
ance of Gen. Palmer. He gave the opinion
that the Itepublican party is dead, and
hat the faimers were the killers.
A General Conference of Reformer.
Topeka, Kan.. Feb. 9. W. F. Right
Hire, secretary of the National Citizens
Industrial Alliance has issued a call for a
general con ferenee of reformers to meet in
Cincinnati, on May 19, 1891, to adopt a
platform and make such arrangements
for the conflict of 1?92 as the conference
may deem filling. This call is in direct
opposition to the wishes of J. D. llolden,
of Emporbi, president of the National
Took a lrink of Kmbalming lTuid.
Lancaster, Pa., Feb 9. Mrs. Margaret
Snyder, age 1 71 years, while at a funeral
yesterday became faint and took a drink
of what she thought was whisky. It was
the undertaker's embalming fluid how
ever, and the services of a physician were
required. He left l.c-r apparently out of
danger, but the excitement consequent
r.pon the aflair brought on an attack of
heart disease which caused death in a
Proscription of Non-union Labor.
London, Feb. 9. A great struggle is
looming up at Hull. The dockers have
issued a ma-iifesto stating that after the
14th inst., taey will refuse to touch any
fchip on or a'ont which non-union labor is
employed. All the labor unions have
agreed to support this move and it looks
as though a supreme test of the power of
organized liU.r as against that of or
ganized caj ilai was about to be inau
gurated. Sam .T lies" Tlr.ilher Acquitted.
Chattanooga, Term , Feb. 9. Charlie
Jones, a brother of Hev. Sam Jones, has
been acquitted of murder at Cartcrsville,
Ga., the faatily home of the evangelist
when off the road. Some months ago
Charlie Jones shot and killed one of the
most prominent negroes in the town, and
for several cays past had been on trial. It
was proven that the negro was advancing
on Jones w i- h a knife in his baud.
I on id Dead in the Ditch.
Denver, Colo., Feb. 9. A special from
Eckley, Col says: The section men
found the body of a man lying in a ditch
west of here yesterday. On examination
the man proved to be S. Brayer, of Roch
ester, N. Y. A ticket was found in his
pocket from Rochester to Denver. The
railroad mer. say he was ejected from the
train after it left McCook because he re
fused to give up hi ticket.
Whipped ti Death in the Ring.
St. IjOUH. Feb. 9. A special from
Seattle, Wadt., says: A fierce priz fight
between Billy Doyle, of Portland, and
George Shatfer, of this city, took place at
the Peoples' theatre Friday night. Doyle
had the be-t of the fight throughonf, and
in the seventh round Shaffer was knocked
out. He retrained unconscious unt il his
death, which occurred Saturday murnitig.
A Defi for Bob Vitssimmons.
Chicago, Feb. 9. Barney Allen and
Joe Harris, the famous Australian book
makers.now n Chicago.have issued a chal
lenge to Bob Fitzsiminons on behalf of
Jim Hall, of Australia, to fight to a finish
before any recognized athletic club that
may be mutually agr?e 1 up n,Jfor a purse
and a side be . of f 10, 000, under Marquis of
Two D len Horses Cremated.
St. Paix, Minn., Feb. 9 A special
from Huron, S. I)., says the livery barn of
L. C. Tread way was burned yesterday
morning at 1 o'clock. Twenty-four horses,
several carriages, buggies, etc., were con
sumed. Among the horses were two stal
lions valued ;it ;M,WK) and t"2,0J0 each. Loss
512,000. Only a small insurance.
Xotice to Radical Alliance Men.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 9. The senate has
passed a resolution dec-hiring it to be the
tense of that body that no radical usury
laws .should I e enacted this sessiou. This
means that legal interest rats will
remaiu unchanged a id that no 's;ay law"
will ! enacted. It is a decided defeat for
the radical wiug of the Alliance.
Rheumatism Drove Him to Snlcide.
ST. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 9. Capt. David
Pinger, a prominent business man, and a
highly resjiectad citiz.-n, committed suicide
Saturday by shooting himself with a re
volver while in a fit of melancholy
brougiit ou by suffering from rheumatism.
Two Men Killed In a aline.
Wilkesb.VP.o.e, Pa. Feb. 9. Nat Kane
and CharleN Kirk, both married
men, were killed by an explosion of gas in
the new shaft at Simpson oi Watkin's
mine at Wyoming Saturday. William
Rosa and B. Michael were fatally injured.
The Pope Didn't Say It.
Paris, Feb 9.-Tne Figaro recently
published an interview with the Pope in
which his holiness was represented to
have advised French Catholics to support
the republic. The statement is uow of
They Taboo Koch's Lymph.
London, Ftb. 9 The directors of the
Warsaw (Pol ind) hospitals have aban
doned experi;uents with Koch's lymph
and forbidden the further use of the
remedy in those institutions.
Patti. the diva, was arrested at Berlin,
6aturday, in i ehalf of parties at St. Pe
tersburg for breach of contract, and had
to pay $.2,100 to obtain her liberty. There
was a seuatio aal scene.
We have just
trWe invite everybody
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We haye Table Cutlery, V
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Many useful article3 for the house that are suitable for Xmas present.
Full line of mechanics' tools and builders' hardware.
OUR FLOOR HAS GOT TO BE LOWERED.
which means that we must move; we hare 21 days in which to dispose of cur larKe stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES.
t-We have decided to have a Slaughter Sale of cur entire stock.
"17 REMEMBER n7
ULl IS THE NAME OF THAT U VA
That Cures CATARRH, HAY-FEVER, COLO in
the BEAD, SCRE THROAT, CANKER,
1Jtn tsti BRONCHITIS.
PMc S1.0O. Hat BottlM.
For Sale by leading Druggists.
Kfcck Catsrrb & Ercncfcisl Rcciy Co.
a JACKSON ST.. CHICAGO. ILL.
KmMm Amnmpia Buuav (I Bpniot
received the first shipment of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of
to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
il5 end 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
in all atjlcs
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
NL. E. MXTRRHNT,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third aTenoe aad Twenty-flnt St., Rack Uln&
A Arat-cUna stock of Orocerie Ut will b to ',4 U lowoat Uvteg ptiCM. A sb of pabltt
lLMMctwtr of all kiAU or
BOOTS AND SHOES
OaaW'tfM Baoea atpacUity. Repairing 4om Mt!y tad prontrfir
our new stock of
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bare Carpet Sweepc". Xou Eced
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