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THK AKGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAltCH, 11, 1891.
The Deadlock at Spring
field Broken at Last.
Wit AND COCKEELL FINULY WON OVER.
They Become Disgusted
With Hybrid Streeter's
riLMER E I ECTED ON 154TH BALLOT
The Principle of Bringing the
United States Senate Nearer
the People Triumphs.
Gallant Fight of the Unswerving
'TWAS A KLORIOIS VICTOBV.
The Mrrrrr County Crow-breeder in
Springfield, March 11. Editor Ar
or8. Palmer elected on first ballot on
Moore -and Cockrell'a vote.
G. W. Vixtov.
Springfield, March II. Special
The senatorial contest ended today. Pal
mer received 103 votes on the 154th bal
lot, Moore and Cockrell voting for him.
Wild confusion followed the announce
ment of the result, democratic members
manifesting their joy in every way possi-
i. U. PAUIXR.
ble. 100 republicans voted for Lindley,
but Taubeneck stuck to Streeter.
Details or the Tote.
Springfield, March 11. Special.
Long before the house was called to or-,
der today it could have been known that
everjbody expected something un
usual would happen. The galleries
were packed and every seat on the floor
taken. B"th 0es weie in a particularly
good humor, republicans singing sacred and
other songs. With some of.lhem the most
tcrrfic shouts of appiauae and clapping
took place all over the house. "We're
Going Home to Die no More," sang by
half delirious republicans; "Marching
Through Georgia," came in for a share,
and as the oog proceeded the o'.der
members took it up and swelled the vol
ume of song. Stretchers were carried in
Crowds became dense around the speak
er's desk, and it required the repeated
commands of ivj'iccmen and door keep
ers to make them disperse, that the passage
way could be cleared. When the senate
roll was called 23 members answered to
tlieir names. The roll of the house
showed 79 names. Loud applause greeted
the answprin? to the names of Cockrell
and Moore. When the name of Taube
neck was called he did not answer at
which there was faint applause on
the republican side. At the
close of the senate roll call it was found
that 24 members voted for Palmer.
When the name of Cockrell was reached
be stopped a moment and the speaker
called the representative from Marion,
be stood up and there were yells "Vote,
Vote' from all sides, lie 6hook his 6st
at the republicans and finally said. "John
M. Palmer." The wildest ccene ensued.
When the name cf Moore was reached
that geotieman stood up aud said in u
clear and deliberate voice "John M.
Palmer." Then it was that the demo
crats precipitated the
WILDEST KIND OF A BCENB .
It was listless to attempt to quiet the
multitude. Tho sneaker pounded the
desk in vain, he shouted himself hoarse,
but all to no purpose. Finally when
some kiud of order was restored, the final
name of the roll was reached, when an
other tnmult took place. A row seemed
imminent among some of the members.
but strenuous efforts of the speaker fi
nally got everybody partially quieted
down. When Pat ton's name was called he
aid be would vote for the "man who
was bodily sold out," Cicero J. L'.ndley.
When Taubeneck'a name was reached and
he voted for Streeter there was loud
cheering on the republican side.
SENATOR BACON WISHED TO CHANGE
his vote to Lind.'ey. "The man," he
said, "was sold out." When the speaker
announced that Palmer received 103,
Streeter 1 and Lindley 100, the
most terrific shouts, screams, cat
calls, the blowing of long tin horns, the
clashing of cymbals and other wild dem
onstrationB ensued. A committee from
the senate and house was then appointed
to wait on Gen Palrrer and announce to
him his election to the .United States
senate. Palmer made a happy, effective
speech, thanking the 101 and democrats
generally, and the republicans for their
AN INVINCIBLE TRINITY.
1 O 1
1 O 1
8IONIFICAXCB OF THE VICTORY.
The election of Gen. Palmer is more
than a political victory. It is a triumph
of principle, for which 101 democrats
have gallantly stood firm through ODe of
the longest political strifes ever known
in this countiy. As far back as March
last when the democratic state central
committee met in Chicago, a rpsolutinn
was adopted asking for an expression
from county conventions as to having the
name of Gen. Palmer placed on county
tickets in the fall election . The response
was almost unanimous in favor of such a
move, and at the state democratic con -vention
in June it was adopted
as the sense of the convention
that Gen. Palmer be formally voted for
by the people as a candidate for United
States Senator. This was a radical de
parture in latter day politics but it
seemed to hold the democratic ref resente-
t ves in the legislature in unswerving do
votion to the expressed will of a majority
of 30.000 of the voters of Illinois. The
principle thns established was com mended
all over the Uniud States, and other
states will no doubt follow the. example
until United Slates senators shall be
elected by the direct vote of the people
and the caucus auction system done away
THE PRESS REPORTS.
Preliminaries to the Final Vote Getting
Springfield, Ills., March 11. A peti
tion of Danville women was filed in the
senate yesterday asking legislation to per
mit women to vote at school elections.
Bills introduced: For a new election law;
providing for the weighing of coal before
screening. Lills passed: Transferring the
delinquent land tax fund to a general
revenue fund; to reduce the rates of in
terest on certificates of purchase of real
estate from 8 to 7 per cent.; to give school
districts uctiug under special charters the
same j07.cr to leij iaxm tor school pur
poses as those acting under the general
law. Bills in the house: To regulate the
heating of passenger coaches; to require
unemployed male convicts of the peniten
tiaries not otherwise employed to work on
public roads; to regulate the disposal of
money received from dramshop licenses;
to regulate the business of mercantile
agencies by requiring them to receive
licenses from the secretary of state and
conform to certain regulations; to provide
for the weekly payment of employes.
Palmer Likely to "Get There."
Indications yesterday were that the sen
atorial election is likely to be settled
pretty soon and that Palmer will win. A
meeting was held yesterday morning in
Taubeneck'a room, at which were present
a number of Streeter's friends. Cockrell
refused to go into the room, in spite of
Moore's urging. Cockrell said that the
time for talk was past; that his constitu
ents were dissitisfied with Streeter's posi
tion and that he would vote for Streeter
no more. The latter made a speech in
which he declared he had made no vital
concessions to the Republicans, and plead
ed for continued support.
Moore Also Recalcitrant.
Moore, although he attended the meet
ing, was practically in line with Cockrell,
and was not satisfied with the speech. Ue
also has been urged by his constituents to
vote for Palmer, because of .Streeter's
pledges to the Republicans. This makes
two F. M. B. A. men who are as good,
apparently, as pledged to vote for Palmer,
and if they vote that way the jig is up,
for they will make the necessary 103 votes.
The conference ended without action.
Owing to this startling' development the
Republicans refused to vote, and Moors
4Bd. .Cockrell alsp didnot'jvote, leaving
t ITevJoint session with oat a quorum. Trie
llepnblicans are now talking of voting for
Moore and Cockrell End the Fight.
LATER.. Moore and Cockrell issued an
a ddress last night in which they tell the F.
II. B. A. that after a strong effort to elect
e ne of their own men to the United States
senate they have concluded that the voice
of the state has been expressed in favor of
John M. Palmer, and that in an interview
ith that gentleman they received as
erirances that were "satisfactory even be
j ind our greatest expectations. Gen. Pul
nier has earned our admiration for the
manly way in which he has conducted
his fight, and the persistency with which
h' bas refused to allow any corrupt means
to influence votes in his behalf to secure
his election. Submitting to the
cjindid judgment of the people onr course
in the general assembly, in view of the
fact above stated, we have decided that
to-morrow we shall cast our votes for
John M. Palmer.and bring this prolonged
contest to a close."
THE TALK WITH PALMEF.
Wtiat the Democratic Nominee Said to
the F. M. It. A. Men.
In the interview referred to in the fore
going Dr. Moore said to Gen. Palmer that
he took for granted that Gen. Palmer was
for the free coinage of silver from what
hal passed between them in a former con
versation, and also that under some cir
cumstances Gen. Palmer would favor an
income tax. Gen. Palmer answered that
he supposed it would be necessary in the
adjustment of the revenue system after
the tariff was properly reduced to look to
incomes and sources of incomes, and par
ticularly with reference to very large in
comes, but that he should never favor an
iucome tax that operated upon the earning-
that men require for their support.
He felt that the large incomes it would be
A Few Glittering Generalities.
There was some general discussion as to
the tendency of capital to accumulate and
as t3 the property of the country, and a
good deal of talk about agricultural de
pression. Gen. Palmer informed the gen
tlemen that he fully sympathized with
then in their view of the facts, and in bis
judgment there was a very grave question
that would never be met until the people
determined that they would unite and
settle the question of the accumulation of
property by the capitalist. Mr. Cockrell
stated there were certain other questions
that were peculiar to him. They were
embraced in the platform of the Ocala,
Fla., meeting. He did not expect Gen.
Palmer to subscribe to them, but he
thou ;ht he had the right to insist that if
they elected him senator Gen. Palmer
shou d say he would give them an impar
tial and careful examination.
Promised Patient Consideration.
He was told by Gen. Palmer that he
woul i give them an impartial and careful
consideration; that, iu fact, nearly all tl.a
question had lpti nij-ci of previous
conversation, and that he thought that
the f uggestions were certainly worthy of
consideration, and that he should ft 1
called upon, if elected senator, to give
them most patient consideration, as well
as suggestions from any other quarter or
upon any other questions where they
were generally indorsed by such a large
body ot people. When the conversation
ended, the gentlemen expressed great
satisfaction with Gen. Palmer's candidacy
and told him they would vote for him,
and 1 urther, that they expected to vote
for him as a Democrat.
Hot Still He Is ft Democrat.
Gen. Palmer answered them and said
that lie was a Democrat, was a Demo
cratic candidate for senator and had ac
cepted the platform of the Democratic
party and made the canvass in its name;
and W-hile he believed the priuciples of the
Uenioi ratic party comprehensive enouga
to iilude almost all the subjects that of
fered i round of complaint, he would give
bis attention to the views of any other
that were worthy of consideration. Bnt
he mu-t be understood as being a Demo
crat, and the conference broke up with
the understanding that the votes of these
gentlemen would elect Gea. Palmer and
they have so determined.
Cli icngo "Citizen" Nomination.
Chicago, March 11. Judge Gresham
declined tee nomination of the citizens
torn mil tee for mayor Monday evening.
It is understood the nomination was
afterward tendered ex Senator Farwell,
who alio refused to aHow his name to be
used. The committee met again last night
and nouinated Elmer Washburn, who ac
cepted. He will also probably be the
nominee of the Republicans. A hot fight
is raging between Cregier and Carter Har
rison for the Democratic nomination.
The California Senatorshlp.
Sacramento, Cal., March 11 The state
senate and house took separate ballots
yesterdjy for United States senator to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Senator Hearst. The Republicans split
up their vote between Estee, Felton, De-
loune, Blanchard and others, the Demo
crnts voUng for Ostrom. There was no
choice in either branch.
Pennsylvania Accepts the Trust.
Hakkisbcrg, Pa., March 11. The house
yesterday adopted a resolution authoriz
ing the governor to accept the trust im
posed by the passage by congress of the
direct ta t bill.
ItopublicanH Won the Fight.
Batavia, N. Y., March 1L At the elec
tion here yesterday the Republicans
gained control of the board ef aldermen,
and elected John M. Seacord mayor.
VI story for the Republicans.'
SAN Feancisco, March 11. The munic
ipal election in Oakland resulted in a
complete victory for the Republicans.
THE FLOOD AT NASHVILLE.
People Driven from 1,000 Houses by tho
Nashville, Tenn., March II. The river
fell slightly yesterday, although it is ex
pected to rise at least a foot yet when the
water from the upper river reaches this
city. From ail low-lying portions of the
city the cry of distress is heard, and t'ue
streets are filled with the effects of those
who are able to move. The less fortunate
are compelled to carry their belongings to
higher ground, and there deposit them
Great Damage In the Country.
Fully 1,(00 houses have been vacated on
account of the rising water. The greater
part of t lose who have been forced to
move were unable to rent other houses,
and have taken up temporary abode
among friends and neighbors. Reports
from surrounding districts show that the
creeks are out of their banks and great
damage bit been done by toe washing
away of fences, bridges and inundating
tne wneat jieias.
We have just received the first shipment of onr new stock of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
CgTWe invite everybody to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
US and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA
We are opening we mot complete line of Hardware srci&lurs ever olcrri in Eock
Island beside onr re g-olar 'ock of flap! audi buUdrrs' Hardwire
and Mechanics tools.
Poeket, Table 3s Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails. Steel Goods. Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
SKECIALTIES-Cliiaax Cooks and Ranses. TlorKH" and Wfber Hot Water Beaten.
Florida Steam Boilers, rasteur Germ Proof Filters, Economy Furnaces, Tlo
end Sheet Ircn ork. Plumbing, CoppernmiUung and iutm Fitting.
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J. M. DEAaDSLET,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Sea
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JACKSON & II UK ST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
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McEMEY & McENIBr,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on mod
security, make collections. Reference, Mitch
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THE DAILY AIM US.
FOR SALE EVERY EVENING at Crampton's
Newsstand. Wto cents per copy.
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GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERNA
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Offloe i TlndaU's Livery stable: Residence: Over
Asters Bakery, market square.
WM. 0. KULP, D. D. S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Booms M, 17, 88 and 29,
Take Elerator. DAVENPORT. IA.
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Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
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General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
J5er"8econd Hand Machinery bought, Bold and repaired-
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third arenoe and Twenty-Ant St.,
Jtotk of Groeeriss thM will b sold at lowsa Mrlrf price. A share of
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