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'l'U: AKGU8. SATUBDAT. MAECH. i4. 1B91.
Humors of Life at the Nation
FUNNY QUAEEEL BETWEEN CLERKS
no a Man and th Other a Maiden, the
Littler Talking Bans and the Former
High Tenor "Rootaa to Kent" Car
lisle Speculates on the Campaign or
1892 rajraon Talked of for Land Com
mlMioner Filing French Spoliation
and Direct Tax Claim.
Washington Citt, March 14 A most
tbdicrous incident occurred in one of the
departments here a few days ago. For a
number of years this particular depart
ment has employed a supersensitive
spinster of many summers, whoso voice is
an unwomanly, unnatural, guttural tone
that would do justice to a mule-drive.
Three weeks ago a quiet, unostentatious
old bachelor, with fine, delicate features,
set his russet valise down upon the desk
of the chief clerk and presented his
credentials as a new appointee to the
clerical department from Wisconsin. The
clerk noted the fact that the man had a
peculiarly fine tenor voice, which was
even open to the accusation of being ef
feminate. They Begin Jawing Each Other.
Now, it happens that there are certain
rooms in this department which are set
apart where a single occupant may work
without being disturbed by other clerks,
and it came about that the new arrival
wcs placed in one of these rooms beside
one occupied by the spinster. Only a ligUt
partition wall intervened. The spinster
had a habit of whiting away leisure hours
by humming stanzas of a favorite hymn.
If there is anything that is particularly
distasteful to the bachelor from Wiscon
sin it is vocal music. The singing an
noyed and fretted him, and finally he re
quested the occupant of the adjoining
room, who, he supposed, was a man, to
desist, and even emphasized the remark
with an oath, and a heated colloquy en
sued. Complaint to the Chief.
To be sworn at was in itself an insult,
but to be sworn at by a woman was simply
horrible, thought the spinster, and h
threatened loudly to complain to the head
of the department.
"If tliat is his Ranie," soliloquized the
Wisconsin man, fcI will see him out in It.
I will inform the chief at once of the epi
thets t lint he has hurled at me, even inti
mating that 1 was au old maid the mon
ster!" And so it happened that when each had
carried out their resolves, and both lodged
complaints with the chief, that official was
puzzled. "It can't be that we are being
import upon," he said. "I can't think
thut Miss Prim would invite her gentle
men company into the department and
add insult to injury by allowing theui to
bandy epithets with a lady.
A Laughable Denouement.
"And what lady could it be? That re
minds me that the other room is occupied
by Briggs of Wisconsin. Is it possible
that ladies have been visiting him? Here
1s a scandal that demands immediate in
vestigation." As might have been expect
ed, when brought face to face in front of
the chief both sought to talk at once and
both awakened simultaneously to the
grievous error into which they had fallen.
A look of astonishment encompassed the
face of each, and the chief of the depart,
ment, who had also bad a revelation, dis
missed the abashed and humiliated couple
and fell into a spasm of merriment at this
ludicrous prank which nature played by
her bunglesome bestowment.
Boarding H onsen at the Capital.
Next to the private secretary the keep
ers of boarding houses are most sad at the
flight of the congressmen. The houses on
cither side of the principal streets ara
placarded with such well-known legends
as "Rooms for Rent," "Furnished Rooms
with Board," Rooms Cheap." Some of
these bear evidence of neglected ortho
graphy. For example, one may read oa
Connecticut avenue "Rheums to Let,"
and one is convinced that in certain quar
ters on G street the denizens have morbid
tastes by this sign: "Rumors Wanted."
Have to Pay for Their Title.
It is a mistake to suppose that the great
majority of congressmen occupy the more
fashionable boarding houses of the citv.
The number who actually seek the fash
ionable quarters is small. But congress
men pay well for their titles at the hash
houses. A western member recently acted
upon the advice of his private secretary
and sought a fashionable suite of rooms in
a desirable quarter of the capital, but
when he was . asked to contribute four
times as much as his secretary was paying
be asked an explanation.
"It is true," exclaimed the hostess, "but
are you not a congressman? and that U
something, you know."
SILVER TO BE THE ISSUE.
Senator Cai-Unle Mali en Some Predictions
Washington Citt, March 14. Senator
. Carlisle is of the opinion that the silver
issue will be the principal issue of the
next presidential campaign. "It would
not be surprising if a certain element in
the Democratic and Republican parties
in portions of the north, west and south
should stand together in support
of the same candidate on that Issue,"
he said yesterday. "I take it
that the states of Virginia, Ala
bama, Ohio, Indiana. Illinois, California
and the bulk of the states of the west
which have the electoral votes are opposed
to free silver. If we nominate a free
silver candidate and if the Alliance men
nominate a candidate along with the Re
publicans, the probabilities are there will
be no election by the people.
A Campaign of Hnrprises.
"The next political campaign will un
doubtedly be full of surprises on account
of the activity of the Farmers' Alliance.
This body will show more strength in the
next congress than Is anticpated by the
returns, for, while the farmers claim eight
members, it is well enough to concede
them the votes of at least twenty whose
lection was dee in part, if not wholly, to
promises made to the Alliance. As a po
litical power I believe the Alliance will
make itself felt in the next campaign."
Payson for Laud Commissioner.
Washington Citt, March 14. The ru
mor that Judge Groff, commissioner of
the land ofQce, has tendered his resigna
tion to the president, has been floating
around Washington City for the last day
or so. Judge Groff refuses to commit
himself, but it is learned from a good au
thority that this resignation either has
been tendered or will be handed in imme
diately after the president's return from
Bengies. There seems to be a sentiment
that ex-Congressman Payson, of Illinois,
will be the most acceptable candidate for
the place when the vacancy occurs.
The First French Spoliation Claim.
Washington Citt, March 14. The
ourt of claims is now prepared to carry
eut the action of congress in certifying to
the correctness of its judgments In the
French spoliation cases, and has prepared
blank applications to be used for that pur
pose. The .first application under the law
providing for the payment of the French
spoiliation claims was filed yesterday by
Cazenove G. Lee as attorney for William
Gardner, administrator of Caleb Gardner.
The amount of the Gardner award by con
gress, which appropriates the exact
amount of the judgment of the court of
claims, is 11,573.
Raiuor Abont Jno. W. Foster.
Washington Citt, March 14. -There is
a well-authenticated rumor here that ex
Minister John W. Foster has been selected
an auxiliary euvoy to proceed to Madrid
and assist Minister Grubb in the negotiat
ing of the reciprocity treaty which Blaine
desires to make with Spain. The report
states further that the Spanish officials are
far from beiag in a treaty-making mood,
and that t:ir attitude is giving Mr.
Blaine much concern. He feels that he
must make some sort of terms with Spain.
The Murderer of Tanlbee.
Washington Citt, March. U.C. E.
Kincaid, the murderer of Congressman
Tanlbee, was before the criminal court
Thursday and asked that the government
summon and pay the fees of witnesses
Sanford G. W. Morrison, of Martin's
Ferry, O.; Charles De Arnaud, of Carlton
Hills, N. J.; Jay F. Durham, of 144 West
Thirty-sixth street. New York, and John
F. Brown, of Indiana. He proposes to
prove by these witnesses that Taulbce
threatened his life.
Paanoefote in Conference With Blaine.
Washington Citt, March 14. Sir
Julien Pauncefote, the British minister,
was at the state department yesterday iu
consultation with Secretary Blaine. It is
believed that their conference related to
preliminary arrangements for a mutual
understanding as to the questions to bo
submitted for arbitration in the Behring
Hill Applies for the Direct Tax.
Washington Citt, March 14. Gov
ernor Hill, of Xew York, yesterday made
application to the secretary of the treasury
for the payment of the share of the state
ot New York of the direct tax. The ap
plication of Xew York's governor is the
first received by the treasury department.
The amount due Xew York is about
Huston B:;ck at His Ie.k.
Washington Citv, March 14. United
States Treasurer Huston returned home
from Indiana yesterday and resumed his
THE TERRIBLE SNOWSLIDE AGAIN.
Three Minors Probably Railed Near
Crested Butte, Colo.
Denver, Colo., March 14. A special
from Crested Butte, Colo., to The Repub
lican says: Three more snowslide victims
are reported. G. Creller, Pat Murphy
and Jack Griffen, who have been at work
on the Jacob Strader mine, are buried
beneath the snow. The slide is over half
a mile wide and it would seem that the
whole mountain has come down, filliug
the basin with snow probably 103 feet
Dog in to the Wrecked Cabin.
The place has been considered ery dan
gerous, so much so, that since the storm
no one has dared to venture up there un
til Thursday, when three men went to see
if their fellow miners were safe. They
found no signs of a cabin, and the tunnel
entrance was entirely covered. By tun
neling through the snow for thirty feet
they came to the cabin, which was mashed
in by snow. Itis the general belief that the
poor fellows became alarmed, and started
to leave and were caught iu their attempt
THE COUNTESS LCEWENHAUPT.
That I What Mis Nannie Bayard Will
Be Pretty Soon.
Wilmington, March 14. The wedding
of Miss Nannie Bayard, youngest daughter
of ex-Secretary of State Bayard, to Count
Loewenhaupt, of Sweden, is announced to
take place early in April in this city.
Count IxBwenhaupt is the eldest son and
heir to the extensive estate of the Xioe wen
haupt family of Sweden. The head of the
family, the groom-elect's father, is promi
nent in the political affairs of Sweden and
stands near the king. He is an extensive
A Quiet Wedding Probable.
The son came to America to study tie
methods of shipbuilding, and is at present
with the Harlan & Hollingsworth com
pany, of this city. Through the Swedish
consul be met the Bayard family, uuifthe
engagement with the youngest (laughter
followed. The wedding will probably be
as quiet as the social prominence of the
two families will admit, and thecards will
be issued this week. The" count and
countess will reside in Stockholm.
Received the One Hundred and One.
CHICAGO, March 14. The special train
having on board the Democratic members
of the Illinois legislature, who came here
on the invitation of the Cook County
Democracy, arrived here at 6:30 p. m.
yesterday, and the members were escorted
by Democratic clubs and a brass band
through the business streets to Central
Music halL The line of march was made
brilliant with fire works, and the cheers
were loud and enthusiastic. The hall was
crowded with Democrats and the 101"
were welcomed by Mayor Cregier.
Speaker Crafts also addressed the meet
ing. Farmer Cockrell whs present.
The Revolution in Chili.
London, March 14. Advices from
Buenos Ayres say that according to the
Chili government organ El Proviso, the
entire army of the government, with the
exception of Santiago garrison, has gene
over to the rebels. Tarapaea and the
whole of southern Chili is now under the
control of the revolutionists, wbovit is ex
pected, will ask that the European powers
accord to them belligerent rights.
Burned Before It Began Work.
. ST. Clocd, Minn., March M. The new
silverware factory was burned yesterday.
The plant was nearly ready for operation,
and will prove a great .loss to St. Cloud.
Loss, $30,000; insurance, on building,
600: on plant. $9,000.
KILRAIN A VICTOR".
Forty-Three Rounds with a Ne
30DFLEY II&HTS A GAME BATTLE,
But SiiRcumba to the Weight and Beach
of His Opponent The Colored Slug
ger Simply Chopping Block for Most
of the Contest, bat. Apparently In
sensible to Punishment, He Keeps at
It Until Knocked Out A Challenge
San Ibaxcisco, March 14. The fight be
tween Jake Kilrain, of Baltimore, and
George Godfrey, of Boston, for f 5,000
f4,500 to winner drew a large but very
select rrowd to the California Athletic
club last night Both men showed up in
fine form. Kilrain weighed 103 and God
frey 173. Kilrain's seconds were Jim Hall
andMutdoon. Godfrey was seconded by
Peter Jackson and Frank Steele, of Bos
ton. The mill began at sharp 9 p. m. For
the first five rounds Kilrain did all the
fighting, getting in right and left on the
negro, t ie latter frequently clinching to
Godfrey Gets in Few.
The fii-st blow Godfrey got in was in the
fifth, but Kilrain landed twice on the neck
in the si xtb, and in the seventh put in a
heavy one on the stomach, receiving a
smash on the mouth in return which made
him wince. The eighth and ninth were
notable l or several hot exchanges. In the
latter, d iring a clinch, Godfrey used his
right ou Kilrain's chest. This angered
Kilrain, aud Godfrey begged his pardon.
Kilrain testily replied: "That's three
times you've begged my pardon, but you
are aiming for the spot all the time."
After the break-away Kilrain rushed mat
ters a bit and got his revenge by planting
a stiff l;ft-hander in Godfrey's bread
basket. Honors Begin to Look Even.
In the tenth round Kilrain played for
the ribs and got there, while Godfrey was
equally successful ou Jake's head. God
frey got in both hands on the head in the
eleventh and Kilrain rushing the negro,
caught a hot one in the ear. Kilrain had
the bet of the last of the round. Much
punishment was received by Godfrey in
the next, four rounds, but it didn't seem
to hurt him, and in the sixteenth both
wanted tieir bellows repaired. Kilrain
repeatedly got in with both hands on God
frey's face, and at the close of the seven
teenth both men looked weary.
Exchanges of Compliments.
In the next six rounds the play was de
cidedly in Kilrain's favor, but the negro
seemed insensible to punishment, and fre
quently countered on Jake in a way th.it
mauu iin ii;izy, but l.vu'l tiu end if
the twenty third Godfrey was tottering
with weakness. In the twenty-fourth and
twenty-fifth Kilrain got in where he
pleased, and Godfrey was groggy, but he
laughed, and during the rounds scored
ssveral good blows. It was all for Jake in
the twenty -sixth. He fought Godfrey to
the ropes, hitting him on the head and
body. Godfrey turned his back on him
and made no return. Kilrain still punched
away, throwing all his energy into his
blows, and still Godfrey took them all.
Godfrey Keeps on Smiling.
But the negro was game. He came up
in the next found smiling as though it
was good fun, and Kilrain's rushes hav
ing winded him, Godfrey got in two good
blows, ou the jaw and over the heart. He
had a little the best of the twenty -eighth,
but in the next Jake went in hammer and
tongs and 1. nocked his man all over the
ring. It vas the same way up to the
thirty-second Kilrain did the hitting and
Godfrey tcok it all with a smile, every
now and then giving Jake a smash that
showed that he was stin in the ring. The
next three rounds were repetitions of the
former rounds, but Godfrey got in one in
the thirty-fifth that staggered Jake and
drew blood under the left eye.
First Knock-Down for Jake.
In the thirty-sixth round Kilrain threw
Godfey to the floor and amid crieof foul,
which the referee ignored, hit God
frey repeatedly on the head. Godfrey
arose and vas knocked down, and rising
was punished all over the rrag. Godfrey
again went to the floor, took his tea
seconds and rose just as the gong struck.
In the thirty-seventh K ft rain fought ha
man to the ropes, raining blow after blow
on him anl at the end of the sound it
looked as if it was all up with Godfrey,
out i waai't and he stood gamely
for the next four rounds, taking fearful
punishment as if that was what he was
Kiliain Knocks Him Out at Last.
At the eni of the forty-second round
Jake's effort.-, began to tell on him. In
the forty-thud round he did little work at
first aud appeared to be saving himself,
but at the end be forced the fighting, fol
lowing Goc.irey all around the ring,
smashing h.nt wickedly and repeatedly
and finally knocked him out. Jake's
reach was much longer than Godfrey's
and that advantage was noticed all
through tne .fight.
Pritchard Challenges Fitzsimnion.
New Yoeic, March 14. A cablegram
from London to The Police Gazette says
that Pritchard has issued a challenge to
Bob Fitzsimraons to fight him for The Po
lice Gazette championship beltia any club
iu Eugland or America that offers the
largest purse. Pritchard Thursday night
bested Jack Ilurke easily in three rounds
Hiss S peers and Her Lover.
Cincinnati, March 14. The case of John
B. Ransley, n-ho was put into a lunatic
asylum by Lis sister, is likely to become
celebrated. His fiance. Miss Speers, of
New York, ht arrived here. She does not
believe her lever insane, and lias letters
with her writ ten just previous to his in
carceration to show the couditiou of his
mind. She denounces his arrest as a con
spiracy to prevent the marriage and se
cure hie prope rfcy. Thursday morning Miss
Spesrs drove to Longview to see her lover,
but Dr. Harmon woukl not allow her to
see him. and tn application for hi release
Start ing a (tow Party.
HEsMOlNEB, la., March 14. Sen. Weaver
presided at a meeting hrme last night of
the National Citin Industrial Alliance
tf .Iowa. Among the speakers and those
who took an active part in the meeting
lvereex Senator Van Wyck, of Nebraska;
Maj. A. It. Aadeesen; J. F. YVillits, of
Kaasarn ex-Go veruor B. F. Cue; Col. R.
G. Scott; Profasor Ballinge, and . others.
The time was devoted to speecbmakJng,
In which the future of the new party was
painted la giovtog eolors.
We hare jast received the first shipment of oar new stock of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
t3We invite everybody to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT,. M.
We are opening tne most complete line of Hardware spccii'tire ever offered in Eock
Island beside our rrgalar s'ock of tuple and builders Hardware
and Mechanics' tools.
Pocket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nail?, Stem. Goods, Tiwwarb, Stoves, Etc.
SrBCIALTiaS-CUmax Cooks and Banc, "Florid i aod Wllber Hot Water Beaten,
Florida Steam BoUen, Pasteur Germ Proof Filters, Economy Paraacoa, Tin
and Sheet Iron tjiork. Plumbing, Coppaiaudantag acd Heasa Fitting .
1823 Second avenue, Kock Island.
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Em
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office Id Bock Island
National Bank BnildJng. Rnck Island. 111.
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Pace tn Bengstop't Mock. Rock Island. IU.
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ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on rood
security, make collections, Reference, Mitch
ell A Lynda, bankers. Offlee In Poetofflco block.
FOB SALE EVERY EVENING at Crsmptons
News Stand . yvo cents per copy.
DBS. RUTHERFORD & BUTLER,
GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERNA
ry college, Veternary Physicians and Burgeons.
Office i TiadaU's Livery stable; Residence: Over
Asters Bakery, market sqnara.
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General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired
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