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TILE ARGUS. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 24. Ib91.
He Proposes a Curb for Fu
THE CONSTITUTION TO BE AMENDED
So That Pfnlllng Officers in Congress
May He Thrown Into the Baatile, if
Necessary National Council of Women
-MIm Willard Discusses Parnell's Pec
cadillo and Rejoices at Its Effect on
the "Uncrowned King" Congress in
Session at Night Official Notes.
Washingtos City, Feb. 24. Wike of
Illinois introduced in the bouse yesterday
the following resolution:
Whereas, The freqtient falsifications of the
journal of the proceedings of the house of rep
resentatives of the Fifty-flrst congress by the
arbitrary action of the speaker, and notably by
his unwarrantable action on the SOth day of
February, in the matter of the count of Messrs.
Turner of Georgia, Clements, Crisp, Blanchard.
Wilson of Missouri, Whitelaw, Fithian, Geary.
Oatee and other members of the house as pres
ent and not voting for the purpose of making
the record show an apparent quorum to do
"msiness, when in fact there was not a quorum
a required by the constitution of the United
States, and when in fact such members were
tot present nor within the hall of the house at
be time; and
Whereas, la that connection the arbitrary,
he tyramcal, action of the presiding officer of
he house, and his political associates on the
loor, on the Ulst day of the same month in re
. t'using to allow or entertain a motion for the
purpose of correcting the falsification so made
in the journal of the proceedings of the pre
vious day, so as to make it conform to the
facts in the premises as they were clearly es
tablished and made to appear; and
Whereas, These arbitrary, unlawful, and un
constitutional acts were done in pursuance of a
plan concocted by the leaders of a party just
overthrown by an overwhelming majority of
the people at the polls, and iu the closing hour
of their power, to install for life into new fed
eral judicial offices then and there being created
for that purpose & number of repudiated and
defeated candidates of the party at the election,
in defiance of and against the will of a large
majority of the voters of the country north
and south, as well as east and west all of these
unlawful and unworthy official acts making it
apparent and patent that the injury threatened
to the liberties of the people and to constitu
tional free government, by the arbitrary and
unlawful action of the chair, may become
calamitous and irreparable; and insomuch as
there seems to lie no compulsory restraining
power in existence except through the action
or tne majority in the respective bodies, which
ia us nally in political sympathy with its presid
Therefore, be it resolved. That the commit
tee on judiciary he, and is hereby instructed to
rejirt to the house forthwith a joint resolu
tion of congress, submitting for ratification an
amendment to the constitution providing a
plan for the impeachment and removal from
office, with suitable penalties, or for the trial
either upon indictment or information in the
courts of the District of Columbia, or the su
premo court, of the speaker or presiding officer
of the house, or the president or presiding otti
crof the senate who shall wilfully falsify or
falnelv make up, niter or change, or canse or
permit the sam to be done by the clerk of the
body over which the party offending may pre
side, or by any other person, the journal of its
proceedings, either by counting or entering
therein as present, or causing the same to lo
done, the name or names of any memlers who
shall not in fact 1 present at the time, for the
purpose of milking a quorum, or otherwise; or
by any other means or for any other purpose
whatsoever. The said amendment to the con
stitution shall provide that such offense shall
be a high crime or misdemeanor, with such
penalties by fine or imprisonment, removal
from office, and disqualification for holding or
flee as the committee may deem proper with
the character of the offense or crime indicated.
MISS WILLARD ON PARNELL.
speech, as being obnoxious to women.
who, she said, were "women." and wished
to be designated as such.
Proceeding in Congress.
VAsniXGTON City, Feb. 24. In the sen
ate yesterday a number of petitions were
presented and referred. The credentials
of Piatt and Jones of Arkansas, for the
term beginning March 4 next, were filed.
There was quite a discussion over a
proposition to print 100,003 copies of the
agricutural report on 'Diseases of the
HoTse," but finally an amendiueut fixing
the number of copies at 50,000 was agreed
to. An executive session was held, aud
when the doors reopened the sundry civil
appropriation bill was resumed until 6 p.
in., when recess was taken to 8 o'clock.
At the night session an amendment to the
bill appropriating flO.000 to the family of
the late Protessor Joseph Henry, of Smith
sonian Institute fame, was adopted, 115
pages of the bill disposed of, and at 11 p.
m. the senate adjourned.
In the house the journal was read and
approved without objection on the part
of the Democrats. The conference report
on the bill providing for the allotment of
lands in severalty to the Indiaus wj.s
agreed to. The house then went into com
mittee of the whole on the deficiency ap
propriation bill, but without disposing of
it the committee rose. The postofliee ap
propriation bill was passed, an 1 the house
in., when recess was taken to S. When
called to order at night the immigration
bill was considered iu committee. An
amendment was adopted giving refuge to
political'' offenders, the bill reported to
the house, the previous question ordered
on it and a substitute offered by Gates, and
tne house ajourued.
Senators and Civil .Serv ice Reform.
Washington City, Feb, 24. There was
a debate in the senate on civil service re
form yesterday which illustrates the re-
gird in which that movement is held by
senators. An amendment to the sundry
civii bill giviug the secretary of the
treasury power to make temporary ap
pointments of architects, draughtsmen.
aud civil engineers in the supervising
architect's office was the subject under
uucussion, the purpose being to get rid
of the civil service requirements in the
matter. Speeches were made by Gorman,
Vest. Reagan, Ingalls, Allison, E imunds,
and Spooner, and although much sarcasm
was mdulged iu at the expense of the com
mission, especially by Ingalls, there was
uever a word said in favor ot the reform.
Tho Iitin;uihed V. C. T. V. Advocate
IHscnsHe at Delicate Subject.
Washington City, Feb. 24. The Worn
an's National Council of the United
States met at Albaugh's Opera house yes
terday and was well attended. A promt
Bent figure in the meeting was Miss
Frances E Willard, who presides, and
who made the principal address of the
day. In announcing the problem to be
solved she said it was to "lift woman up
from sexhood into womanhood." Speak
ing of woman individually, Miss Willard
paid a high compliment to Miss Kate
Drexel, of whom she said: "Let the
Catholic Katherine Drexel speak, who, on
Feb. 12, consecrated herself by solemn
vows to the exclusive service of the In
dian and the negro, devoting her fortune
of seven million dollars to their religious,
intellectual, and social elevation. As true
a priestess as walks the earth is such a
woman in this mammon loving age."
Social Purity and Parnell.
On the subject of social purity Miss
Willard spoke at length, with special ref
erence to the recent Parnell-O'Shea scan
dal. She said: "The chief significance of
Parnell's present discrowned estate Las
been but little emphasized as yet iu the
public mind; but, to my thinking, the
woman question has had no triumph as
signal in our generation. As a
hero Parnell stood forth for what the
world knew of him in his relations to the
world, but as a man in bis relations to
women he was altogether a different per
sonality, with whom the public had noth
iug whatever to do, and, no niatier how
basely he might conduct himself, it was
no concern of theirs, because the estimate
of woman was so much beneath that
which is now held. She was but an ad'
junct of man, and called by many of the
greatest among men a necessary evil.'
A Change in Public Opinion.
I5ut now, the speaker said, "when Par
nell, great hero that be is, ruins one
woman and despoils one home, his features
as a hero are so blurred and distorted to
the eye of nations that he must step down
and out. Nor would I in the least forget
that Mrs. O'Shea blurred, so far her poor
little individuality could, the composite
photograph of womankind. But, then,
there lias not been one word spoken in
her favor. She was nothing to anybody
but Cant. O'Shea and the once great Irish
hero. Her penalty is heavy enough in the
nature of the case. But God be thanked
that we live in au age when men as a class
have risen to such an appreciation o
women as a class that the mighty tide of
their public sentiment will drown out any
man's reputation who is false to woman
and the home.
A Compliment and a Criticism.
Miss Willard paid a compliment to Gen,
Spinner, who, she said, just thirty years
ago, proposed the admission of women to
employment in tne u nited Mates treasury
department. She criticised the present
style of dress worn by society women
maintaining that it prevented physical
development. "Woman," she said, "is a
creature born to the beauty and freedom
of Diana, but she is swathed by her skirts.
splintered by her stays, bandaged by her
tight waist, and pinioned by her sleeves
nntil alas, that I should live to say it
a trussed turkey or a spitted goose are ber
most ftDnronriate emblems." sne enw
clsed ex-President Cleveland for the use
of the word "female" by him In a recent
Bloody Affray in the Street at
AH EDITOR KILLED BY HIS ENEMY.
Indebtedness of Individuals.
Washington City, Feb. 24. The census
office has issued a bulletin giving the ag
gregate of mortgages on real estate. A
comparison is given between Iowa nn-l
Alabama. The total of real estate mort
gages in Alabama Jan. 1. IS'JO, was
0,'T.HSi; in Iowa, $199,034,957. Acres in
Alabama, 1.744,420; Iowa, 3.240.432. In
terest from 1 to 40 per cent, in Alabama,
and from 1 to 20 per cent, in Iowa. Aver
age debt per capita Alabama, S!t'; Iowa,
Ooject of mortgage similar iu both
states money to buy more laud, business,
improvements, expenses, etc.
No Recount for New York.
Washington CiTT.Feb. 24. Sherman of
New York has prepared a report of tl;e
house committee on the census adverse to
the resolution introduced by Flower di
recting the secretary of the interior to
make a new enumeration of the city of
New York. The recount is denied be
cause New York has not made out a case,
so the committee thinks. Mayor Grant's
action in refusing to leave the evidence
upon which he claimed a recount, with
Secretary .Noble, is severely criticised.
Itnssia Will Be at the Fair.
Washington City, Feb. 24. Authentic
advices just received here indicate th -t
the Russian exhibit in the coming World's
fair at Chicago wili surpass anything of
the kind ever attempted by the govern
ment and the people of that country, and
that it is likely to be the most extensive
and varied of all the foreign exhibits.
A Western Postmaster in Trouble.
Washington Citt, Feb. 24. Chief Post-
office Inspector Rathbone has received a
telegram from IuspectorPatteron, at Den
ver, Colo., announcing the arrest of the
postmaster at Lake City, Colo. He is
more than f 1,000 short in his accounts.
The office has been turned over to his
BLACKBURN NOT FOR CLEVELAND.
The Kentucky Senator Thinks That Anti-
Hilver Letter Did the Business.
Louisville, Feb. 24. The Times pub
lishes a letter from Senator Blackburn to
Col. John C. Noble, of Paducah, Ky., un
der date of Washington City, Feb. 14, in
which the senator says: "In the light of
the publication of Mr. Cleveland's letter
antagonizing his party upon the silver
question, I do not believe there is a Demo
cratic member of the senate who would
favor his nomination for the presidency,
or who believes that it would be possible
to elect bim in '92 if nominated. No or
ganization is effected or attempted here
hostile to him, but there is now but one
opinion as to his lack of availability. 1
have no personal objection to Mr. Cleve
land in the world, but I do not believe
that any mr.n can be elected president in
'92 who is opposed to free silver coinage
The people have been trifled with long
enough upon this subject.
Wants to Cut Loose from New York,
"The truth is that for twenty-five years
past New lork has never furnished a
Democratic leader who has not been in
thorough accord with Wall street and at
variance wita the masses of the people
Tiiis was as true of Mr. Tilden in former
years as it is to-day true of Mr. Cleve
land. I have longed to see the day when
the Democrats might elect a president of
this country without paying the tribute
f iat New York always ievieJ. I think
that time is at hand. I have no favorite
caudidate, but only insist that he shall be
a fair and honest representative of Demo
THEIR SACRIFICE WAS VAIN.
Sir Knight Dickerson, of Chicago, Dies in
Spite wf Ills Brethren's Help.
Chicago, Feb. 24. Sir Knight J. O.
Dickerson, on whom a skin-drafting oper
ation was tried some months ago, 132
brother Masons contributing skiu from
their arras to be grafted on a cancer
wound in the hope of saving the patient's
life, died at the Emergency hospital Mon
day afternoon. Mr. Dickerson seemed to
improve and gain strength after the oper
ation was performed until a week ago,
when bis stomach refused absolutely to
take any nourishment.
The body of Professor Bancroft, of
Brown's university, Providence, R. I., was
found in Dyer's pond Monday. He disap
peared on Dec. 8.
The Result of Scandalous Ink Slltititg-
A War with the Pen Which Did No One
Credit Knds In a War with Powder
and Billet, and Two Against One A
Bystacder Killed and Several People
Wounded Conflicting Statements.
Colcmbcs. O., Feb. 24. A horrible
tragedy occurred here shortly after 1
o'clock yesterday afcernoou. Two men
were Kineu ana several wounueu in a
fusillade of pistol shots. The terrible af
lair was tne outgrowth ol a newspaper
feud which has been raging for several
weeks b 'tween the publishers of The
Sunday World and Sunday Capitol of
this city. Col. W. J. Elliott, editor of
The Capitol, shot and instantly killed Al
bert Osbi rne, city editor of The World.
W. L. Hughes, an old gentleman who
was standing near by, was shot aud
killed with astray bullet from Elliott's
pistol. The tragedy, as before stated, was
the resu t of a newspaper war. Two
weeks i go The World made charges
against lllliott's family, insinuating, that
a female relative was unchaste.
The Artillery Opens Fire.
Elliott retaliated on the following Sun
day with a four-column article chargiug
F. W. Levering, editor of The World, with
being the joint proprietor of an assigna
tion hou-e, leiug associated with a woman
named Lu Burton in the disreputable en
terprise. Levering is an assistant state
oil iuspei tor nnd prominent in politics.
The charges, therefore, created a profound
sensation. 1 he charges against Levering
also in-plicated Claude Meeker, Governor
Campbell's private secretary. Levering
and his city editor, Mr. Osborne, retali
ated Sun lay with a sensational article.
charging Elliott with nearly all the crimes
in the cal ;udar. Elliott, with his brother
Patrick, nid Osborne met yesterday after
noon in High street, near the American
hotel. Patrick Elliott opaned fire upon
Osborne, iud Osborne returned the fire.
Thr.-e in a Row, All Shooting.
A running battle ensued, in which W.
J. Elliott joined. Patrick Elliott started
to ruu, followed by Osborne, Osborne be
ing followed by W. J. Elliott, all three
men emptying their revolvers as rapidly
as possible One of the shots from W.J.
Elliott s t un grazed Osborne s arm, and
he turned aud fired at the former. The
shot missi'd its mark, t:ud Osborne fled
into Malt olm McDonald's hat store. As
he did so, he turned and fired at W. J.
Elliott. The latter fired his weapon al
most sim ultaneously, and the shot took
effect in Osborne's chin. It went clear
through his mouth, upward and back
ward through the brain, and came out at
the base t f the skull. Elliott had followed
Osborne into the store, and as he fired the
last shot, grappled with him. In the
scuffle w lich followed both their guns
were discharged, and Osborne fell to the
An Innocent Uytaniler Killed.
Elliott retreated out the frout door and
disappeared iu the crowd with the re
volver in his hand. . I. Hughes, a
highlv res-petted citizen, was staudinz on
the pa van ent watchiug the formation of
the Washington's birthday parade. He
was struck during the running battle.
The ball entered his heat! immediately
over the li ft eye, and he dropped upon the
pavement, expiring iustantly. Patrick
Elliott win shot in the back aud arm, and
has a frightful wound on top of the head.
The physioiaus are a-s yet unable to deter
mine bow serious his wounds are. I wo
other men are known to have received
bullet woumls, one in the arm, the other
in the leg. W. J. Elliott was atone time
state supe-vUorof printing, and has taken
an active part in politics. He is a pt-r-sonal
friei il of Charles Stewart Parnell.
Both the Elliotts are locked up at the sta
Kditnr Elliott's Statement.
The two Elliotts were seen by a report
er yesterday afternoon. W. J. Elliott,
after saying he had nothing to conceal;
that be hai called during the morniug at
a gun storo for a pistol he had left there
for repair, and that when the "nigger''
gave him 1 he gun he did not even look to
see whet In t it was loaded, as he bad no
idea of getting into a shooting scraps, as
serted that Osborne began shooting as
Boon as he saw the two brothers on the
6treet, ami they had to shoot in self
defense. He had no expectation of meet
ing Osborne, as when that person wrote
up any one he did not go on the street for
several days, implying that he was afraid.
What Other Men Say.
On theot her hand Gus and Shehan Johns,
who saw the fight from the beginning,
say that O-tborne was standing in front of
Schrader's talkingto Frank Clarke, an at
torney, whi-p the Elliotts appeared walking
south on II g'n street. The t wo men walked
up close to where Osborue was standing,
and one of them remarked: "Give it to
the s of o b ," whereupou one of them
fired at Oslioru, who started to back to
ward the n-n th. He pulled a pist j1 and
began firing at the Elliotts, who were fol
lowing him with revolvers in hand, shoot
ing at him. The Elliotts say that 0-borne
killed Hug ie, while eyewitnesses claim
that W. J. Elliott was the mau. Osborne's
pistol has not been fouud; those of the El
liotts the police have, and both are nearly
empty of loads. Public opinion is against
:iue l'p in the Legislature.
Iu the set ate yesterday afternoon Cole
introduced a bill which was suggested by
the result of this newspaper feud. It pro
vides that any editor, proprietor, owner,
or correspondent who publishes, or per
mits to be published, auy attack upon the
private character of any citizen wit h in
tent to iuj ire his credit or standing in
public, or to charge put.licly any citizen
with uulawful practices iu private affairs,
shall be deemed guilty of a felony and
fined not less than (1,000 and confined in
the penitentiary not less than one year, or
both at the '.iscretion of the court.
The Illinois Legislature.
Spkingfu ld, Ills., Feb. 24. Seveu sen
ators and twenty-four representatives
were present at yesterday's session of the
joint assembly. On the 122d ballot Palmer
received 14 votes, Streeter 4, Oglesby 2,
aud Payson 3. Those voting for Pay son
were Representatives Anthony, Headon,
Myer of Livingstone; for Oglesby, Hamer
and Sheridan. Ho legislative business of
interest don i.
A Bid for Manufactories.
Fredericksburg, Va., Feb. 24. The
city council has passed an ordinance ex
empting from municipal taxation for a
period of ten jtars aJt manufacturing
plants that more So this city.
We have just received the first shipment of our new stock ot
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
We invite everybody to call ani examine them
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, i
I Pocket Cutlery,
We Lave Table Cutlerv.
( Kitchen Cutlery
. in all
I Fe-ttcr Dusters, )
We have J Carpet Sweepers. ou
( Carpet Stretcher. lLcc
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
Many useful articles for the house that are suitable for Xmas present.
Full line of mechanics' tools and builders' hardware.
1823 Second avenue.
J. M. IiEAbDSLET,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken
worthy, 17 becond A venae.
JACKSON & HURST.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office In Rock Island
National Bank Building, Ror.lt Island, ni.
b.d. iwiisir. . l. wiiin.
SWEENEY & WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
i Office in Bns;(tot'fi Hock. Rock Ic'.srd. IU.
MiENIRY & McEMRV,
A TTORNET'8 AT LAW Loan mono or eood
l uprnrttv. mutfl collprtinnti Hpfurenrn- Mitrh.
ell A Lynde. bankers. Office in PoftoQice block.
THE DAILY AIU.US
jOR SALE EVERY EVENING at Crampton's
'ewt stand. Five cents per copy.
DBS. RUTHERFORD & BUTLER,
GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERXA
ry college, Veternary Physicians and Surgeons.
Office i Tindall's Livery stable; Residence: Over
an tern oaaery, marcel square.
WM. 0. KULP.D. D,S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Booms S6, S7, 28 and 28,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT, IA.
I We are the Manufacturer.
Do not fait to get an Estimate Before Contracting,
1 04-1 oe FrankJiifSt.. Chicago.
Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
Rock Island, 111
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second AveDue,
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
S3f8econd Hand Machinery bought, eold and repaired
NL. E. MURRIN,
Ghoice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue tnd Tweaty.3rat St., Ro:k Island
patronage Elicited ' 0roeer,e' Ut ol lowest livttg price. A share of public
Has leat4 the Davenport Coal Mines ond has Coal for sale atihe S'reet Car bare. Also
and Hack for sal at Tenth avenue and EiersaU street. Bock Is'snd.