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Bad State of Affairs in United
TEE OFFICIALS AFTER FAT , FEES.
Aa4 One Judge Too Willing to Lear
Matters with Counsel In the Ca A
Hoax Chirrs Grave Charge Against
H Inlted Htates Soldiers Numbers
asd Values of Our Cattle, Hon, and
ffheep Preparing to Sue the Paeifie
load A Veto Overruled.
Washington Crrv. Feb. 11. A sub
committee of the Louse committee on the
fkrficinrj-f which spent some time last ses
sion in investigating charges of illegal
ractict in feilfrai courts iu various parts
f the country, submitted it report on the
toquirytotbe full committee yesterday..
Copious extracts from the testimony
taken are njilnxlied in the report to show
the character and extent of the practice
indulged in. These practice embrace the
general suspension f svnenc-s pro
..iaced on persons convicted of violutinir
the internttl revenue and the timber cut
ling laws, principally in the districts of
West Virginia and northern Georgia and
in the northern, middle and boutheru iis
fcricts of Alabama, thus encouraging meth
ods of fee-making practiced by United
States district attorneys, marshals and
their attorneys. United Stti- commis
sioners, clerks of the fed-ra! court, and
her ofiif-rs connected with thejudicinl
tfepartuieut of the Kovern rut-tit.
Amounts to a Conspiracy.
The evidence shows that income parts
f (be country men are induced by deputy
nar&L.tls and United States commission
ers to make complaint a.'ain-t eara other
tor viol itionn of the internal revenue and
timber laws, are arrested by the deputy
sarshals ami brought before the omtr.is
voners where, after a hearing, they are
Vund over to court, ofteu becoming bail
for each other, and appearing before the
ourt as defendants, witnesses and bail
They come np in batches, the report says,
and at one ti-:e in the state of Alabama
w'ghty-nin- men from Marion connty
pleaded guilty at Huntsville. and at an
other time forty-one men from Lamar
emnty pleaded gnilty at Dirminsham. of
violations of the internal revenue laws,
ml in both instances sentences were sus
nfc.ded and defendants discharge! with
They Make tUe Buninrs Par.
It is sljown by the report that liirge
riffdfrof witnesses are summoned ia
early every case, the federal officers
charging for every petty service performed
in seci.r ng them, incren.sins their mileage
Jlowancfs by making unnecessary trips,
and that they pocket allowances intended
lor wiiniss. 8 and ethers who pay their
wd charges. United Stat-s con,m:sion
rs by thi-se means secure annua! incomes
Tinging from r,VM to frS.OOU Commis
sioner H-nry 1.. Hallett, at Boston, Mass.,
criticised for obtaining fL-es by prac
tices such as these. The cases are mostly
frivolous, and by a compromise the com-fcissiont-
and the other officers secure
their co-ts, which is shown to be usually
doable the amount due to t in-
r tax, jnalty, and speciSc penalty, mak-
uk iue enforcement of the law oppressive
against the poor and ignorint.
The report recommends the. snlHiitminn
f salaries for fees as the only method of
tfuiuug an enu to ttie corrnxtions. The
jvractice prevailing in the United States
court in Boston of allowing court clerks
nu deputies to naturalize fnreiL-riis.-
aharging fees ranging from ?! to $4 for
aenorming earn step ot the processes con
demned in strong terms. It nl-o recom
mends the pa-si,ge Gf the bill introduced
in the house by O.ites of Alabama, to reg
ulate immigration an 1 to amend the nat
uralization ias of the United M;tes, and
.her measures to stop ttie abu-c-s.
A Judge Censured.
The Hub-committee recommends the dis
missal of J. T. Green, United States cir
itiit court commissioner for the northern
iistrict of Alabama, and in referring to
Judge P.rtice, of the northern and middle
iistrict-. of Alabama, it says that it feels
bligeil w say that Judge Bruce is too
much inclined to surrender the discretion
fcbat btdongs to him alone and to register
as the judgment of the court the agree
ment of the counsel.
OUR LIVE STOCK WEALTH.
-The Numl.er of Different Animals and
Their Value as Reported.
Washington Citt. Feb. II. The esti
states of numbers and values of farm ani
snals, made at the end of each year and
wturuable iu January to the department
of agriculture, have leen consolidated.
The number of horses on farms, as report
d, ia 14,orsG,750; average price of all ages,
ffj", a decline from last year of 61.84. The
aumber of mules is a,2.K,r32, having an
average value of $7T.8S, a decline from last
year of 37 cents.
Blilrh t'ir. and ISevres.
The number of milch cows is 10,011), 591,
an increase of 05, 7IW from last year; aver
age value per head, tSl.GS, which is less by
5ii cents than last year's average. There
Jb a tendency to increase of duirying in the
south, especially in the mountaiu region,
which off ers inducements of cheap lauds
and abundant grasses. Other cattle ag
gregate 30,875,648, including those on
ranches. The highest value is fc.64 in
Connecticut; lowest, $3.40 in Arkansas,
mud in Texas, 13.80.
81ieep and Hop.
The estimated number of sheep is 43,
431,136; average value $2.51, or an increase
f 24 cents, or more than 10 per cent. All
ther kinds of farm animals have de
clined slightly in price. The number of
wine is 5o,0i,100, showing a decline of
nearly 2 per cent.; average value, $4.15. a
decrease of 57 cents per bead. The scarcity
t corn caused a slaughter of stock hogs in
poor condition, tending to glut the mar
ket and reduce the price temporarily.
HOLLOW HORN BEAR'S COMPLAINT
One Reason Why He Is Down on Unci
"WasuisgTon- Citt, Feb. 11. Commis
sioner Morgan yesterday morning held an
informal conference with Hollow Horn
Bear in relation to the matter he men
tioned to Secretary Noble Monday. He
was accompanied by White Ghost and
One-To-Play-Vith. He charged that
while the military had control over Ihm
reservation.-, during the late trouble the
soldiers were . the cause of a great many
prostitutes among the Indian women. A
great many of the soldiers went through
vh ceremony of marriage with the
squaws the latter believing that they were
doing well by marrying the soldiers.
Indian Wires Practically Deserted
Hollow Horn Bear said that he did not
know whether it was desirable for the
squaws that the officers allow the soldiers
to go off and leave their wives and chil
dren depen int for support tipon the In
dians. -I do uoc care to do that any long
er, "he said, "and it is something I know did
occur oa our reservations and I know by
experience. Therefore Idi not care to
have the military near onr agencies."
The Congressional Brief.
Washington Citt. Feb. 11. In the sen
ate yesterday the naval appropriation bill
was considered, a number committee
amendment were adopted and the bill
went over. A message from the president
in reference to the Barruudia atlidr was
received and referred. Eulogies on the
late Representative Walker, of MKsouri,
were delivered, and the senate as a mark
of respect adjourned. Among the bills
passed was one raising the wages of cer
tain employes of the government printing
In the house the bill for the public
building at Dallas. Tex., wliich was ve
toed by the president, was reported back
and passed over the veto Tne legislative
appropriation bill was carried into com
m .tree of the whole, but without dispos
iag of the bill the house adjourned.
The TaciCc Railways Must Par Co.
Washington City. Feb. 11. The in
terior department, through H. A. Taylor,
commissioner of railroad-, is about to
take steps under the recent dec&ion of the
U nited States supreme court in the case
of the United States, appellant, against
the Central Pacitk- Railroad company.
i ne supreme court by its decision holds
that -under the Thurman act the net earn
m.-s must be ascertained bv deducting
from the gross earnings onlv the actual
operating expenses. uecessrw ren.iir
made within the year, and interest on the
first mortgage bonds. It is intended to
ascertain accurately the state of the ac
counts between the government and these
roads tind then insist upon prompt pay
ment of amounts found to be due.
Ileadin; Off the Pension Attorneys.
Washington Citt, Feb. 11. Assistant
Secretary Bnsey Las forwarded another
letter to the commissioner of pensions in
regard to ths practice among pension at
torneys of sending circulars to claimants
indacing them to tile an application for
increase of pension. To prevent this he
proposes that hereafter in giving to the
press tue list of pensions granted the ad
dress of thi peas oners be withheld, and
no pension ofiice e.iipioye le permitted
to divulge the same oa paia of instant dis
Our Trade with Kr17.il.
Washington Citt, Feb. 1!. S.-cretary
Elaine ha prepared tables showing im
portations into Brazil of American pro
ducts which are covered by the arrange
ment between toe United States aad Bra
zil, completed on Feb. 5 The tables show
that of a total annual importation into
Brazil of .V.635.1S2 of all these articles.
only ?.),4:i,i,5:i cam? from the United
States, as against $-51.4,ti." from other
WORKS THE WRONG WAY.
Bostonian Whn Itri.ik Are Tired of the.
Anti-It r Law.
Boston, Feb. 11. B- Etonians who ;.re
sick of taking tl.eir ocktails while sit
ting, and w ho want a restoration of the
good old times when men coul l "line up"
at the bar and take their drinks standing.
ij H-kra n me greeu room at the state
house yester iay to air their grit-vancta
and implore legislation that shall establish
the public luir as a necessary fixture ia
places where I qui 1 refreshment are sold.
Some surprising facts were presented in
support of the p-t it:on fur t ne r-p -al of
the law f.irliudlng tin; tw of bars. Kvi
deuce was produced showing that under
the table system, which has ! -e-i si, vogue
in liisrcn the pa-t year, t!.e u liount .f
1 fjuor and Ix-er con-unied i as increased
from 10 to 2() per cent.
Stay I-ouger and Krink More.
Again a large number of the men who
go into the saloons under the new system
stay longer and drink mori, whereas if
they had lteen subjected to the discomfort
of standing they would have g-me out at
once. The sacial and t reating system has
bscii made more prominent, too, simply
from the fact that ttie longer you stay in
a place the more chance you have of meet
ing acquaintances, i h-re is stiil another
and greater ol.jectiou. and that, is that the
time consumed by drinkers induces t hem
t: make a sort, of clnb mom o :t of the sa
loons the- frequent.
Hard to I-twt Intoxication.
There are some of those who are seduced
by the warmth and comfort of their sur
roundings to indulge in an amount of
drink that often leais them to the point
of intoxication. The r -suit of the sitting
down system is that, it is not only nmch
more difficult to detect the tend -n.' v to in
toxication in the individual, but it is more
difficult to keep the saloon iu neattie-s and
order. As to the financial results upon
the liqnor dealers, some have found their
business decreasing, while others find it
augmented. There is little doubt that the
obnoxious law will lie repealed.
THE COKE REGION STRIKE.
Men's Lite in Danger Already if Tliev
Kt fu to Ouit Work.
ScoTTDALH. Pa., Feb. 11. -The coke re
gion is terribly excited over the strike.
The coal miners at thirty of the works
throughout tue di-trict have ce ised work
Big and ut'; !Mi:ts;i' mri-s-nv-ftingv were
held Monday i.igr.t at Brou-ifori and Dun
bar. The pump.rs have la-en ordered by
the labor leaders to rem tin at work to
prevent the destruction oi plants by
water. The leaders will continue to ad
dress mass-meetings at different works to
stir up the strikers.
Bulldozing Tactic Bi gan.
The employes of W. J. Rainey are the
only men who have as yet refused to
strike, and their lives are in danger if they
do not come out after a reasonable length
of time. Uaiuey's four plants are guard
ed by fifty l'inkerton detectives and a
number of deputy sheriffs. The strikers
are stirred up to a fever heat, and a bit
ter struggle is anticipated. The foreign
element is fired up, aud a repetition of
their former depredations is feared. The
effects of the strike are already being felt.
About lort employes of the Southwest rail
road will be thrown out of work. The
employes of the Baltimore and Ohio will
be likewise affected.
Voted Against a Homier Scheme.
ST. Paul, Minn., Feb. 11.-In the state
aenate yesterday a resolution in favor of
an interstate conference on rate of inter
est was defeated by a vote of 19 to 29.
The i&!lant Old General
AGI SHAKES TEE CASS CRITICAL.
His Family Mo petal. Bat evidently Ap
prehe asive Senator .Sherman Arrives la
New York to Visit the Patient, and All
the F.tmily Present Eieept the Son
A Bad loiil I Followed by an Attack
of Erysipelas latest from the Siek
Room. New Vor.K. Feb. 1L Gen. W. T. Sher
man is tonfined to his bed with erysipelas
in the fce, and his condition is dangerous.
Gen. SI ermaa contracted a severe old
lat W.-dae?d.iy, which developed into
erysipel is during Sunday. At this serious
turn Dr Charles T. Alexander, United
States rmy, was summoned. Monday
the general was in a serious condition.
Dr. Alexander remained with the patient
until 2 o'clock yesterday morning, when
Gen. Sherman's condition was considera
bly improved. S-uator John Sherman,
his brot.ier, arrived from WashiiKon City
th-j Senator Visits the General.
Senat r Shernvin visited his brother a
soon f.s le arrive I. Later in the evening
he proceeded to his hotel. He will visit
the bedside gain and if the patient shows
no sym toms tkat are unfavorable he
will return to Washington City, bat will
beivalj to start for this city at a mo
lueul's i otice. It was learned last night
that Dr-.. Janeway and Alexander were in
the house aid would remain all night.
At m.di.ight last night it was said that
Lis condition was serious, and that a
crisis would probably le reached within
twenty-: our Lours.
ot Hopeless, bat Serions.
Every precaution has- lteen taken to se
cure the tutTi-rer fn.m being disturbed. A
cot ice iii large letters Las been posted at
the froot door tolling callers not to ring
the bell. An attendant has been stationed
at the d r to answer at once the inquiries
of many anxious callers. Gen. Sherman's
daughter was eer. last night and asked
about the true facts relative to the gener
al's con lit ion. She said: -His condition
to-night is very serious, but not hopeless.
The doc:ors do not look for any change
untM to morrow evening at the earliest.
trysipei us nas set in and father is suffer
icg a grt at deal of pain."
i:is Familv at His Itd.i.lo
The general's entire familv vith
ception of Lis son, Rev. T. K Sherman a
piuuem ai me Jesuit theological semina
ry. Islan d of Jersey, are about bi
include i he other son, P. T. Sherman, a
lawyer ci itiscity, his daughters, Mrs.
A. M. Tiiaikara, of Mosemont, Pa.. Mrs.
T. W. Fitch, of I'ittsburg, and two tin
married .laughters who live with him.
The Oeneral's Latest Annemrsn
Gen. Saerru-in's la-t appearance in pub
lic was on v eunesiiay night of last week,
when he occupied one of the proscenium
boxes at the Casino and watched Lillian
Russell and te Casino chorus girls in
"Poor Johnathan" with unfeigned inter
est. The general caught a bad cold that
night an 1 has not left his house since.
Gen. Sherman has been almost constantly
before the puhlic in a social way during
the wint.:r. He was a frequent diner out,
and in this regard had become much as
an acquisition to every great gathering
where wit and wisdom and genius assem
ble as CI auncey Depaw. In almost every
distingui-hed -social event he was a cen
His Age Much Againt Him.
He celebrated bisToth birthday on the
Sth inst.. and his age is one of the things
Lis physiji ius have rco-t fear of. He is
the most distinguished soldier of the late
war now living. His brilliant career from
the time h took charge of the department
of the Cumberland down to the time of
h s triumphal march to the sea is familiar
t ali. s nee the c!os of the war he Las
b.-e:i frequently proposed as a candidate
f..r ti- presidency by friends in the Re
publican p-.rty, but to ail such proposi
t.o.i the grim old warrior had given
prompt a id emphatic refusals.
The Latent Itepnrt.
At 1:20 o'clock this morning the lights in
the hall of the Sherman residence were
turned down low. Misi Kach.-v.l Sher
man was seen at this hour. She said that
her father was at that Lour resting quiet
ly, and tlat Dr. Alexander would remain
with him all night as u pr.tuutionury
measure, not., however, because anything
serious wis apprehended at once.
PRCF. AVERY GOES ACQUIT.
Spauldini; Fails to show p nnl OTers
Clevel iXD, O., Feb. 1L The trial of
Professor E. M. Avery on the complaint of
M. C. Spaulding, of Dundee, Mich., that
Avery stole a watch from him during the
war, the cetails of which case were printed
in these d spiuhes last week, took place
yesterday. .puulding did nit put in an
appeararue in person. His attorneys
claimed that he was still trying to procure
the attend a:ica of Michigan witnesses, and
asked for auothr postponement. Justice
liauder . r tfused, and dismissed the case,
cuaracterizing it asau outrageous attack
on the reputation of an honorable man.
Arery "Ha It ia" for Spauldin;.
Il is said that- Spaul ling did not dare to
appear, tearing arrest on a charge of per
jury, and i suit for ciril damages, lw
yr Itauda.lL of Ann Arbor, appeared later
with an ofTer of complete retraction, aud
to pay ali the costs and expanses incurred
by Avery if the latter would agree to
drop the mat t-r. This offer was refused.
Avery has affidavits from Col. Brown and
other members of the Eleventh Michigan
cavalry completely substantiating his ver
sion o! the matter, and is determined flat
Spauldiag shall be brought here am
placed oa -he witness stand.
Killi-d ly a Palling Chim ney.
Mahwot CITY. Pa., Feb. 11. Yesterday,
while the school children of the Xew Bos
ton school house, located near the New
Boston bleaker which was burned down
Monday n.ght, were congregated around
the ruins, tlie chimney toppled over, fall
ing upon and instantly killing Maggie
Boyce acd injuring, perhaps fatally,
Tillie Crag g and internally injuring John
Young. 1 he children's ages ranged from
10 to i ye irs.
A Sueeessor to Dubois.
BoisK. Icaho, Feb. 11. The house and
senate yes; erday rejected a resolution d.
claring Dabois United States wnatir fn
the fuil term b, ginning March 4, and then
proes ded a elect William H. Cloggett to
taat position, each house balloung sep
arately. HQ 1 iJti boLH1 friend a rfiijaincr tn
- - a v
oe and deciariag the actioo illeAl.
We have just
tgTWe invite everybody
( Pocket CutlcrT. )
We bare 4 Table Cutlery V
( Kitchen Cutlery. )
Many uefol articles for the house that are suitable for Xmas present.
Full line of mechanics tools and builders' hardware.
J. H. BEABDSLET,
ATTORNEY AT LaW-Offloe with J. T. Ksn
worthy, its Second Aveone.
JACKSON & HCKST,
ATTORKKTS AT LAW. Offlee in Roek Iilsad
Sstionsl Bsaa Baildlng. Rock Island, 111.
b. d. innn. c. i WAX.ua.
SWEEXEY & WALKER,
ATTORKET8 AJTD COO?SKLLORS AT LAW
Pace In Bepgn ton's block. Rock Island, UL
McOIBY ft McESlBT,
ATTORXBT'8 AT LAW Loso tnonej on rood
eenritr, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell Lynda, bankers. OOoe in Poetotnc block.
THE DAILY ABIES.
FOR 8ALR KVKRY BVKSINO at Crampton's
Sews Stand. Five cents per cop.
ORS. RUTHERFORD k BUTLER,
fJRADUATBS OF THS ONTARIO VBTBRKA
Ury college, Vetemary Pnysiciana anp Sorseona.
Oflke i TittdalTa LiTery stable; Residence: Orer
Alters Bakery, market square.
WM, 0. KULP. D. D, S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms M, r, 28 and .
Take EleraUr. DAVKNPOBT. I A.
J. M. GASPARD,
Ubrnty BUdtm. Dnvawport. Uwt, Call for
tiasatM and see srerk before ttag to Chieaf
received the first shipment of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of
to call and examine them
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
ia all gtjles
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
1I ronrth A reus r. Dealer la
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
ScW Books, $tboo Supplies, Tablete, Ki, E'.
Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
Shop Nineteenth St., bt.
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
3F8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
NL. E. VEURRUSr,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third arenue And Twenty-flnt St. Rock Uli-
A irst-clsss stock ef Qrooerlse tkat wUI be soM at krwt UTlag prtcm. A share mt fiabltc
our new stock of
( Pethcr Dusters, J
hare 1 Carpet Sweeper. C Tu "eed
( Carpet Stretchers. tiemao
1823 Second avenue.
Rock Island, 111.
First and Second Avenue,