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THji. AliU. WEDNESDAY MARCH, IH. Ib91.
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The Illinois Legislature Is Ready
COMMITTEES AT LAST APPOHTTED.
Moora noil Cockretl Given Important
Chairmanships President Harrison Re
.-V,W thm"xrr of Congress Sonea-
"tlo'nal Development in tbe California
ftenatorlal Matter Solons for Sale at
3,000 Each A Colored Editor Talks 01
the rolltleal Situation, and Thinks It Is
T Hat . W - . "
Spbinofikld, Ilia., March 18. Both
1 bases of the legislature met yesterday,
nd it is expected that legislation will
now proceed without hindrance. The
governor sent a message to the senate re
appointing the present trustees of the
state institutions. A proposition was
submitted for the repeal of the article of
the constitution which provides that bat
one amendment can be proposed at a
time, nor oftener than once in four years.
A number of bills were introduced. The
bill requiring weekly payments of wages
was made special order for Thursday, and
that for the protection of trade marks
special order for to-day. In the house the
single tax theory was discussed in com
mittee of the whole, and a resolution de
feated proposing a constitutional amend
ment adopting the theory. The matter
was referred to the revenue committee.
Resolutions of sympathy for the Jews of
Russia were adopted unanimously. Tho
speaker appointed the standing commit
tees, this act being received with cheers.
The bill providing for the election of rail
way commissioners was sent to third read
in Chairmen of the Committees.
In dividing tip the chairmanships of
committees Speaker Crafts has had the
usual experience of speakers. There were
only fifty-four committees, while about
eighty statesmen each thought himself en
titled to a chairmanship. The first and
most important committee on the list is
that on judiciary. Of ' this, Sherwood
Dixon, of Leo county, is chairman. Isaac
Craig, of Mattoon, presides over the com
mittee on judicial department and prac
tice. Quinn of Chicago was made chair
man of ihe corporations committee, while
John Eildy, o Bloomingtonis chairman
of the committee on railroad. This body
stands next to the judiciary in importance.
Cockrnll and Moors Remembered.
Cockrell heads the committee on reve
nue, and Moore is made cialrman of the
agricultural committee. The committee
on warehouses is presided over by W. H.
Lyman, of Cook; Henry P. CarmoJy, of
Cook, gets the committee on canal and
river improvements and commerce; Ram
sey, of Clinton, is chairman of the com
mittee on finance; Joseph Gill of the com
mittee on mines and mining; Wilson, of
Oglff, of the committee on appropriations;
Smith of Livingston, municipal corpora
tion, and Michael Mclnerney, of Chicago,
of the committee on banks and banking.
Will Decide Fair Matters.
Capt. James H. Farrell captures the
committee on the World's Columbian
exposition; John C. Donnelly has the
committee on insurance, and other
chairman are as follows: Building, loan
and homestead associations, Joseph
O'Donnell, of Chicago; labor and indus
trial affairs. Parsons; senatorial appor
tionment, J. V. Hunter; congressional
apportionment. Springer; soldiers' home
and sailors' orphans' home. Barton;
license. J. J. Townsend, of Cook; drain
age, Botil; roads and bridges, Donaldson;
retrenchment, Hambaugli, federal rela
tions. Stringer; elections, Green; manu
factories. Dawkius; live stock and dairy
ing, Forsythe. -
INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESIDENT.
He Gives III View of the Work Done
New Yop.K, March 13. The Tribune
publishes a review of President Harrison's
administration,' and gives an interview
with the president by T. C. Crawford, in
which Gen. Harrison spoke of the work of
the Fifty-first congress as of the most im
portant character. It had maintained the
principle of majority rule, both in con
gress itself and as expressed in the elec
tions bill, which dealt with what must in
the near future become a dominant issue,
if the public conscience is not dead. The
president also expressed much pleasure at
the passage of the shipping bill, extendiug
commercial relations. The new navy, the
president said, puts the nation ou a re
spectable footing, and is the best guaran
tee against the possibility of any war.
The Tariff and Financed
The tariff Untie was settled until the Mc
Klnley bill should ' have had a fair trial.
Thus far it had proved beneficial. The
president does not think we need
any more financial legislation for
the present. He said: "I have favored
silver coinage up to a point where I
thought it con Id be safely used. It is not
always easy to determine exactly the dan
ger point. It is best, however, to be con
servative, and I think we have gone about
as far for the present in the direction of
free coinage of silver as can be done for
the best interests of silver. To go further
might result in depreciating it. A de
preciated dollar's first mission is to go
out and cheat some workman in the pay
ment of his day's wages. It is the poor
man who feels first the ill effects of a
Future of the Party.
President Harrisou also said that he
was engaged iu considering further sub
jects of treaty under the reciprocity
policy, which he was confident would re-
uik iu RtTOv guun. Aa iviue iucure oi tne
Republican party, ho believed there was
already a strong reaction in favor of the
party, and that it would show in future
that it still merited the confidence of the
COLORED EDITORS' CONVENTION.
Keuiarks ou the Political Situation by
CiXClX-VATl, O., March IS. The seventh
annual convention of the Colored Press
association opened at Allen Temple yester
day with a large attendance. It was wel
comed by Mayor Mosbr. and T. T.
fortune responded, resident Mitchell
in his annual address called the attention
f the convention to the increase of out-
races in the south, and to the nlain viv
lation of the rights of citizens as granted
by the constitution of the United Ht,tn
He referred also to the attitude of the two
political parties, which he said, was the
cause iot serious alarm, that the defeat of
the Blair educational bill, the failure to
savor tne federal eleotiona hill and th
oadoning of the freed man's bank deal
are powerful inl'e of the drift of pab
lie sentiment la both parties. He con
eluded by saying: "The Republican party
of tbe nation, owing to treachery in i'l
rank, has grievously disappointed us. In
the future the colored man must help
himself and proceed to do all he can to
alleviate his condition."
CALIFORNIA SOLONS FOR SALE.
Bribery Developed la the Election Cat
United States Senator.
Sacramento, CaL, March 18. After th
adjournment of the joint legislative con
veurion yesterday afternoon a tremendous
sensation was caused by the entraping oi
several of the legislators in an actual cast
of bribery in behalf of Felton. A proml
sent Republican has been for several
days in possession of information that
members of the legislature were being
bribed to vote for a United States sena
tor. Monday a memorandum was fished
oat of the waste basket in the senate
library on which names and amounts
were given. It had been torn up by some
careless boodler, but was pasted togethei
again by the person who found it.
Market Quotation for Votes.
This evidence was quickly followed to
its conclusion, and the whole thing turned
over to Attorney General Hart. That of
ficial, when asked last evening to tell the
story, said: The amount of money to be
used for purchasing the votes was 121,600.
This mouey was drawn yesterday from a
bank in Fresno, bat the name of the bank
I will not give you. The amount to be
paid each member was $3,000. That is ail
I shall say." The memorandum in tie
hands of Attorney General Hart gives the
names of tbe assemblymen purchase! and
tha amount each received.
De Young Drop Out of the Race.
Sacbamexto, CaL, March IS. The
name of De Young was withdrawn when
the legislature met in joint session at
noon yesterday to take the seventh ballot
for United States senator. His twenty
four votes went to ex Congressman Fel
ton, but fai'.ed to elect him. Estee re
ceived 45; Felton, 3S; Johnston, 4; Blanch
ard, 2; Perkins, 1.
Madison, Wis., March 13. The assem
bly bill empowering the governor to fill
the office of insurance commissioner when
it becomes vacant was concurred in by the
senate yesterday. The senate bill was
killed fixing telephones rentals at $3 pel
Alliance Meeting at Creston, la.
Ckeston-, la., March 18. The- National
Farmers' Alliance and the Industrial Un
ion are holding a state convention here.
President Polk and Lscturer J. T. Willits,
of the National Alliance, are here. The
sessions are secret.
A MILLION DOLLAR FIRE.
He Gathers a Fearful One at
Oue Hundred Girls IVinic-Siricken, But
Ott Safely Out.
New Yohk, March 18. Shortly after S
o'clock last evening fire started in the
eight-story building at Green and Bleecker
streets occupied by Alfred Benjamin &
Co., wholesale clothiers, and in two hours
the great structure was a mass of ruins.
The loss on building and stock is esti
mated at about f 1.1C0.0OO. There were 350
employes at work in the building when
the fire broke out, and great excitement
ensued. One hundred girls were at work
on the top floor. When they saw the
smoke pouring in volumes from the shaft,
there was a panic. Several of them
screamed "Fire!" and the next minute the
100 were scrambling over each other
toward the stair-way, screaming and push
ing. They reached the street in safety.
The employes on the other floors had re
ceived the warning, and rushed out of tha
M ill Be the Same Old 15 ill.
London, March 18. -On his way to Hast
ings yesterday Gladstone spoke at Tun
bridge. He said that whatever home rule
measure the Liberals proposed, would be
unchanged from the former one. It would
be compatible with English honor and
bring peace and contentment to Ireland.
Tbe home rnle measure, he added, would
also assure the life of the union. Refer
ring to the matter of the ex ten sion of the
franchise, Gladstone declared that it
was now to the public interest that every
householder should enjoy an equal voting
Taxation of Iowa Railways.
Des Moises, la., March ia The execu
tive chambers were crowded with repre
sentatives of the state and national
Farmers' Alliances and railroads to dis
cuss before the executive council the in
crease of "valuation of railroad property
ior laxaiiun purposes irom cue present
valuation or Ma, ooo, ooo to f 100.000.000. on
request of the Farmers' Alliance. The
Alliance and the railways were both well
Ticket Speculators "Get Left."
Washington CiTr. March IS. Th tick
et sharks reckoned without their host
on the first night of Mme. Bernhardt'
engagement here. Having purchased all
the desirable seats in tho
ceeded to double the prices, and amuse
ment-goers iiecame disgusted ;and re
mained awav. The Rpntintr pumicitv tf
Albaugh's is about 2,000, but less than 800
persous were present.
Capt. Ericsson's Will.
New Yop.k. March 18. The will of Cant.
John Ericsson, the inventor, devised $125,
000, but the estate he left although not
definitely appraised, is known to be much
less. On a friendly suit Judge Ingraham
of the supreme court has decided that
the estate must be distributed pro rata
among the legatees, none getting preferences.
Carried Awav by a Whirlwind. .
Wilkesbarhk, Pa., March 18. "While
James Pollockand son were riding in a car
riage from Dallas Monday they were over
taken by a whirl wind, and the menand car
riage were lifted bodily and carried some
distance and thrown against the trees.
Each of the men weighed above 200 pounds,
and both were badly injured. :"
Let the Sheriff Do Better Work. :
Springfield, Ills.!, March 18. While
Mrs. Annio Sturgeon was calling at the
house of Joe Vasconcellos last night, Vas-
concelloa suddenly seized a revolver and
shot her three times. Vasconcellos then
shot himself, but it is not thought that
the wound will prove fatal Mrs. Sturgeon
will probably die,
' ' The Sherman Statue Fund.
- New York, March 18. The Sherman
statue fund committee met yesterday. It
was announced that the subscriptions re
ceived for the statue up to date made a
total of 138,033.
TWO HUSDEED PEBS0JTS GO D0WH,
Many of the Lost Being Woitarn and Chil
dren from Italy En Ilonte r This Coun
try Tho Snow Slide Sweeps Three More
Miner 3 nto Eternity Mrs Near Pitts-
burs; P -obably Wipes Oat a Whole
, Family An Explosion of Powder Rends
to Pfecen a Couple of Work-men.
Gibe alt AH, March 18. The British
steamship Utopia, from Italian ports
bound for New York, with TOO Italian emi
grants aboard, collided yesterday with the
British irr.n-tlad Rodney, anchored in
Gibraltar bay, and sank soon after off
Ragged St aft A southwest gale was
blowing at th6 time of the collision. Many
women and children were drowned. A
large numler clinging to the rigging have
been rescued by the boats from the Chan
nel's sqnad r-oa. The Utopia sank quickly.
Two hundred passengers were drowned,
and 180 were rescued by ships in the har
bor. The Utopia carried emigrants from
Trieste, Austria; Catania, Naples, and
Wil l Rush for the Boats.
When the collision occurred a terrible
panic ensued, and there was a wild rush
for the boats, and women and children
were ruthljssly trampled down by the
men, who fought like demons. Many
were drowned while trying to enter the
boats, whic'i were dashed violently against
tha sides of the sinking ship by the huge
waves. The Utopia sank in compara
tively shallow water, and thse who had
taken refug j in the rigging were all saved.
SNOW TjLIDE AND AVALANCHE.
Three More Bleu Buried in Colorado
Ava anche at Kansas City.
Cbesfed Buttb. Colo., March 13.
Another sti ow slide horror was reported
yesterday morning. This time it is the
Eureka mine on Treasury monutain.
Charles Devin?, J. C. McQnarrie and
Joseph McC uliough, the entire force on
the mine, w re killed and their bodies are
covered by the snow. S. C. Bobinson,
who is having the property worked, went
up there Mo ulay from here and found the
cabin locket up and in good shape, but
tbe men weie gone and the supposition i
that they had started to come down. It
is not known when they were killed or
where to lo k for the bodies, and it is not
at all unlikely that their remains will
stay under the snow until the bare ground
in the sumni3r reveals them.
A Kamai City Bluff Tumbles.
Kansas Citt, March IS. There was a
land slide 1 1 ah early hour yesterday at
the high blulfs opposite Eighteenth street,
between Mtrcier and Terrace streets,
which burie 1 three houses and Frank
Fuga, a six-year-old boy, in one of them.
He was dug out alive but suffering from
severe bruisus. Other inmates of the
houses were warned by a letter carrier
and fled in time to escape injury. The
section which fell was 100 feet in length,
forty feet wi le and about twenty feet in
depth. It tumbled down upon a block of
frame buildings and reduced to debris
the buildings at 1.88L and 1,883 Terrace
street, and completely hid the wreckage.
FATAL FIRE NEAR PITTSBURG.
Five Personn Terribly Scorched, Three
of Whom Will Die.
PiTTSBCKG, March 18. A fire attended
with serious consequences occurred in
Wasser's row of tenement houses in Eden
alley, Lawrei ceville, about midnight Mon
day. Ihe following persons were seriously
burned: David Knpperman, aged 47,
burned about the face and arms; condi
tion critical. Mrs. Rachel Kupperman,
aged 37, fatal ly burned. Simon Kupper
man, aged 17; will die. Trico Kupper
man, aged 2; condition critical. Infant
child, 4 weeks old; will die. But for the
cry of an initnt in the burning house
overheard by a fireman all would have
been cremated, and it was with great dif
ficulty, and "by the heroic efforts of the
firemen, that such a disaster was averted.
Fatal Train Wreck in Missouri.
TBENTON, J..:o., March 18. A passenger
train on the Quincy, Omaha and Pacific
railway was wrecked yesterday near
Greencastle. Mrs. Sarah G. Campbell, of
this city, age 1 73, was killed. Conductor
Joe Mitchell, of Qnincy, was fatally in
jored, and Mail Agent H. B. Wheeler
badly hurt. Of tbe twenty passengers on
the train over half received injuries.
Three Children Cremated.
Baltimore, Md., March IS. Three col
ored children were burned to death in a
fire which occi irred at the corner of Leaden
hall and Hamburgh streets yesterday.
They were Willie Jordan and Henry and
Warner Cochran. The children, who were
between 7 and 10 years old, are supposed
to have started the fire while playing. The
house was ent rely consumed.
blown to frag
and Owen Ms
Blown to Fragments.
, Pa., March IS. William
Richard Craddock were
ments, and Romeo Bolfoa
rtin seriously injured by a
jlosio:i of powder at the
in this city yesterday.
Postnoned the McKlnley Bill Cases.
WAsmKGTos CiTT. March 18. Solicitor
General Taft yesterday informed the at
t jr Marshal Field & Co., of Chi-
rairn and StornbacK & Boya. oi JSew
York, that thu United States has decided
to Dostpone until tne seconu ju.ono.ay in
October the hearing oc tneir cases Derore
c Yu innnmi r liirt involving tha constitu
tionality of th- McKinley tariff act. The
pnvinora tioitnonedin order to allow
the argument to be suomittea orally as
well as in Due l
Sen'enced a Swindler.
Milwaukee, March 18, Henry H. Day,
a St. Louis swindler who tried to pass
a check for 82, "00 here Saturday, was sen
tenced to ia prisomuent Tuesday for
from one to seven years under the new
good behavior law. He is wanted in De
troit, . Indians polls, and elsewhere . for
Bimilar crimes . 1
- Telephone Metween London and Paris.
London, March 18 The first talk over
the telephone ietween this city and Paris
was had yst srday. . It was highly suc
cessful, the sounds being transmitted wita
remarkable di ainctness.
We have jast received the first shipment of oar new stock of
FOR THB EARLY-
Spring season of 1891
tSPWe invite everybody to call an 1 examin- them
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and It7 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
We are opening tae most complete line of 11a
Island beside onr regular s'ock of st
Poeket, Table as H
Nails, Stkel Goods, Tin!
SPECIALTIES Climax Cooks and Ranges, "Fl
Florida Steam Boilers, Pasteur Genu Pro
and Sheet Iron work. Plumbing, Oopp
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ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Sea
worthy, 17J6 Second ATenue.
JACKSON tt HURST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office In Rock Island
National Bank Bonding, Rock Inland, 111.
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ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
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HcEMRY ft afcENIRI,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on nod
cecwit, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell Lynda, bankers. Offlce ia Postofflcs block.
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News 8tand. Five cents per copy.
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Officei TlndaU's Livery stable; Residence: Orer
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GeneralJohbing and Repairing promptly done.
tS78econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
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Cor. Third arenas and Twanty-flrit Si, Rock Itlini.
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